Thursday, March 26, 2009
MEDVEDEV, SHEAT YOUR SWORD!
President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev of Russia, Icheoku says, sheat your sword as it is a new day; the days of saber-rattling is over! The United States of America now has a new president who is a constitutional law professor and who understands how you feel, being the under-dog of the world? Good enough you are also a lawyer and as you know, lawyers fight with words and not bullets. So now that both the United States and Russia are being led by lawyers, the world looks forward to a better, convivial, congenial resolution of issues rather than the present marching orders from Moscow to re-arm? Icheoku says, President Medvedev is on the wrong trajectory with his recent announcement that Russia will embark on a massive nuclear re-armament as well as other ancillary weaponry acquisition; beginning from 2010? Icheoku says, bombs do not make friends or attract tourists, except a few rogue states whose leadership perpetuates itself in power with such instrument of terror. Institutions are the key magnet for people and were Icheoku in your shoes, the billions being projected for the new defence spending, shall be channeled to building jaw-dropping landmarks in mother Russia. Take a cue from United Arab Emirate's awesome wonder in the arid Arabian desert! An unsmiling president is neither cool nor affable, but drives a wedge between himself and the people as well as potential friends. President Medvedev, please the world can use more of your smiling face, after-all you are one heck of a handsome dude! One thing is certain, despite your hoofing and puffing, as assured as the cold-war era MAD, there can never be a shooting conflict between the United States of America and Russia! The world will not allow it to happen because when two elephants fight the grass suffers and the world will be better off without such a burden. In case of the unexpected and an accident of conflict happens, Russia can never win or over-run the United States of America; and any foreseeable likelihood thereto will see practically the rest of the world queuing up behind America to fight alongside. The possibility of even some Russians fighting against the motherland exist as nobody who has ever tested the bountiful freedom and ways of the west would want to go back to the east(ry) ways?
Cold war did not knock out America? Hitler and Japan failed to do so? Comrade Vladmir Putin with all his former KGB security expertise couldn't, so why does President Medvedev think otherwise? The reality is that there can never be a fire-fight war between Washington and Moscow; and now that a new Washington Sheriff is extending an olive branch, bragging about nuclear pile-up is not the way forward. Assuming Russia has so much oil-dollars that needs to be spent, our advise is for you to use it to buy for every Russian, a Lamborghini or a Ferrari; they will be much happier citizens than preparing for a war that will never take place. On a more serious note however, there are a lot of issues bedevilling the world which the putting of heads together between Washington and Moscow could help resolve, including the Iranian debacle. Just like the world is witnessing the technological marvel of the Space Station under construction as a result of such anticipated cooperation here, between notable world powers, that is how other endless possibilities are within reach under our new initiative. The problem is that Russia is still smarting from their loss of the cold-war, but Icheoku says, it is about time, you get over it that the world may fully move forward as one. Be that as it may, there is nothing wrong with a second position in a world of over 258 countries; immediately after the United States? Russia should work hard to join organisations such as NATO, European Union, World Trade and every other mutually beneficial organisations in the interest of world peace. Icheoku appeals to Russia to convert more of her military industrial complex to some life-saving beneficial use like massive research of diseases including cancer, HIV/AIDS, malaria, diabetes, and the list is endless. Icheoku was watching America's Amazing Race reality show last time on television, which edition was filmed in Siberia, Russia; and came to the conclusion that Russian can use some modernity, tweaking of their Lada cars as well as much needed face-lifts, landscaping and road construction. Their de-icing machine also looks like something from the last civilization and what is wrong from fully pivoting away from Soviet-era stuff? There is nothing wrong in gentrifying Russia, building a new, post-soviet Russia from grounds up to wean it completely of its communist look! Icheoku must however admit that those ornate doors of your Great Kremlin Palace as well as Saint Petersburg historic buildings are awesome. You could replicate these in other parts of Russia or better still build your own Las Vegas, may be in Sochi after the coming Winter Olympics? In summation, Icheoku asks President Medvedev to work more closely with President Barack Obama for a new, more peaceful world order. A world where the population and its beautiful minds can spend less time worrying about possible conflict and concentrate on finding answers to a myriad of problems facing the world. This is a chance the world cannot afford to miss, two learned gentlemen who are not products of the military establishment, presiding over the two most powerful nations on earth! If not now, when, Mr. President? As they say in Russian, "Udachi i khoroshego nastroeniya", President Medvedev!