"Pride sullies the noblest character."
It appears as though Russian President Vladimir Putin is using the planned U.S. missile defense shield in Eastern Europe as an excuse to flex some muscle. Little to do with strategic objectives or the systems to which he refers; I would venture to suggest that Putin is attempting to gain lost pride.
Now that Russia is enjoying a steady stream of petro-gas dollars the confidence to confront is returning. Like a bear returning from a long sleep after nearly two long decades; no doubt we can expect more stiff rhetoric after the long hibernation. He even had the nerve to suggest to Tony Blair that the West is "worried and fearful" of Russian foreign policy.
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