We are not a fan of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, but feel compelled to agree with his estimate of the situation in Afghanistan. He assured NATO forces they could use facilities in Russia in order to supply those fighting the Taliban. “It’s in our national interests to help maintain stability in Afghanistan.” In other words, please, please fight those damn militarn Muslims in Afghanistan and keep them away from Rusisa which contains millions of Muslims who might be attracted to the ideas of radical clerics.
Even while assuring NATO os his support, Putin could not fail to make a critical remark about that organization which he termed, “a relic of the Cold war.” Ironically, we again agree with Putin, NATO belongs to another era. There is no fear of a military armed Russia. So, forget about missile bases directed at Russia and focus on the enemy today, not the enemy of yesterday.