By Ted Rueter
Ted Rueter panders to Republican celebration traces through gathering 370 oratorical guffaws credited to well known politicians. categorised in alphabetical order and provided via topic subject, the quips include:
Osama bin weighted down: "[Osama bin encumbered] is both alive and good or alive and never good or now not alive." --Donald Rumsfeld
Misunderestimation: "They misunderestimated me." --George W. Bush
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But the Russians did not, although they did understand the importance of denying Alaska to their principal rival, Great Britain. So by selling Alaska to the United States, Moscow was, in fact, recognizing its strategic importance. To better understand the proper place of the Arctic requires a more detailed understanding of geopolitics, and the concepts developed for an earlier age by the geopolitical theorist Sir Halford John Mackinder, such as the Heartland, Rimland, and the geographical pivot in history.
By the end of the Cold War, and upon the disintegration of the Soviet Union into sovereign, independent components, Russia faced new military threats along almost all of its frontiers, from East and Central Asia to Europe. As Jacques Attali wrote on Europe’s descent into tribalism in 1993, “there are now more than 160 border disputes in the former Soviet Union alone. ”36 In contrast to Russia’s dynamic southern flank, the Arctic region remained relatively static and secure. Russia knew the importance of a quiet northern flank while it was preoccupied with its southern troubles.