The Dmitry Rogozin Appointment

rogozin011208.jpgFrom the Sunday Herald: “But just as Bolton brought unwanted baggage with him when Bush appointed him US ambassador to the UN, so too does Rogozin go to Nato with a preconceived agenda. He’s no friend of the north Atlantic alliance and like Putin he views with deep suspicion its expansion eastwards into the countries of the former Warsaw Pact. Where Western leaders see an opportunity to end centuries of European wars by bringing stability from the Atlantic to the Urals, many Russians only see an unwarranted imposition on their own doorstep. “Colonial” was the word that Rogozin used.” Full text here.