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Last century the two largest Eastern powers, Russia and China, were prevented from uniting forces against the West by three main factors.

1. A deep cultural divide.
2. A schism in their interpretations of Communist ideology.
3. A very well-placed mistrust of each other.

Now, however, the Bear and the Dragon are negotiating terms in an unholy alliance that may produce offspring deadly to the US.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday wrapped up a three-day visit to the Chinese capital, during which Russia signed dozens of commercial pacts worth $3.5 billion and set the framework for a separate, multibillion-dollar agreement to build two natural gas pipelines to China from gas fields in Russia’s Far East. The agreement highlights the determination of both nations to diversify their economies and seek new customers and vendors. It also reflects a political desire by both to steer a course independent of Western powers and especially the United States.

Sounds innocuous enough, until you take a few other factors into account.

“Russia and China have become genuine and comprehensive strategic and cooperative partners in recent years,” Putin was quoted by Xinhua as saying.

Rumblings from the Bear-

If Russia rises, it means that the USA falls down.- Pravda (check out their link in ‘USA’)

Russia holds military maneuvers with communists in South America.

Russia’s Big Military Spending Plans

Russia holds military maneuvers with Iran.

Moscow fiercely opposes US missile shield. (And gets its way..)

Russia signs arms pact with India.

Russia ‘warns’ US on missile defense.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin criticized talk of sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, undermining U.S. efforts to present a united front against Tehran’s nuclear program at a crucial moment.

Russia Officially Declares Right to Nuke Potential Aggressor – Pravda (aka, All the Stuff That the US MSM Won’t Print)

Today, also in Pravda- “Russia and India will start the development of a new supersonic missile nearly invincible to interception.”

As for the Dragon-

National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair told the U.S. Congress the Chinese have become more assertive in staking claims to international waters around economic zones and were “more military, aggressive, forward-looking than we saw a couple years before”

An increasingly acrimonious trade dispute between China and the United States over the past three days is officially about tires, chickens and cars, but is really much broader.

The Chinese government is now spending it’s U.S. dollar-holdings faster than it is accumulating them.

China has fifth largest gold reserves.

Beijing has dismissed Washington’s charges of steel pipe dumping and subsidies as “blind accusations”.

Beijing’s derivative default stance rattles banks.

China will limit easy monetary stance.

And we’re sucking up to them so they won’t destroy us. Sickening. Not to mention, futile. As our largest debt-holder, we subsist on scraps from their table now.

Despite the election of a stark-raving socialist to power in the US, the rest of the socialist/fascist world still hates us. You can’t wipe out three generations worth of loathing in a single Presidential term.

The Left’s insidious subversion of America’s Judeo-Christian culture is swiftly nearing fruition. While the secular socialists running most of the rest of the world couldn’t take us down with brute force, their ideological compatriots have been gnawing away at our framework from the inside. Hence, “We’re All Socialists Now” was blithely printed in Newsweek shortly after Obama’s coronation.

Time is swiftly running out to reverse the tide, does sufficient will to try still exist in the hearts of the people? For a beautiful paean to America, see here.

Candance contributed to this article.

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This'll Teach Me

I didn’t save the story because it was a link to Fox News. I never dreamed they’d scrub it. Here’s what I could salvage. **** Update 10/15-The link was restored this morning. Guess I’m not the only one out here sending angry e-mails!

Russia and the United States have tentatively agreed to a weapons inspection program that would allow Russians to visit nuclear sites in America to count missiles and warheads.

The plan, which Fox News has learned was agreed to in principle during negotiations, would constitute the most intrusive weapons inspection program the U.S. has ever accepted.

Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, who met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said publicly Tuesday that the two nations have made “considerable” progress toward reaching agreement on a new strategic arms treaty.

The 1991 strategic arms reduction treaty, or START, expires in December and negotiators have been racing to reach agreement on a successor.

Clinton said the U.S. would be as transparent as possible.

“We want to ensure that every question that the Russian military or Russian government asks is answered,” she said, calling missile defense “Another area for deep cooperation between our countries.”

On another critical issue, Lavrov declared that it would be counterproductive to threaten Iran with more sanctions over its nuclear program — as he resisted efforts by Clinton to win agreement for tougher measures should Iran fail to prove its program is peaceful.

Clinton visited Moscow on her first trip since becoming America’s top diplomat, in an effort to gauge Moscow’s willingness to join the U.S. in imposing sanctions.

Clinton said the U.S. agreed it was important to pursue diplomacy with Iran.

“At the same time that we are very vigorously pursuing this track, we are aware that we might not be as successful as we need to be, so we have always looked at the potential of sanctions in the event we are not successful and cannot assure ourselves and others that Iran has decided not to pursue nuclear weapons,” she said at a joint news conference.

Iran insists it has the right to a full domestic nuclear enrichment program and maintains it is only for peaceful purposes, such as energy production.

President Obama — who visited Russia in July — has vowed to “reset” U.S.-Russia relations. On Tuesday, Clinton apologized for missing that meeting because of a broken elbow.

“But now both my elbow and our relationships are reset and we’re moving forward, which I greatly welcome,” she said.

She was to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev later Tuesday.

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