I’ll bet you anything the administration is frothing at the mouth to bring back the cold war, only this time with the terrorist twist. Then they can really use fear to their advantage. Terrorists! Communists! War! Oh my! I’ll bet they are wishing this Russian situation had come along earlier so they could exploit it further before they get their asses kicked out of office, but hey, there are still a few months left. I’m sure they can wring something out of it before they leave. They’ll use it to McCain’s advantage. And Fox news will join in to fight the good fight. Obama? You better be on your toes, Guy. These guys are going to exploit this situation like no one’s business. I can guarantee it. Americans have been putting up with the fear card for Iraq and Afghanistan for some time now, but Russia, we haven’t heard about them for a while. It is quite possible to exploit fear using a different monster.
Pay attention! Pay attention! If we want to stop the fear machine before it really takes hold, we better pay attention and jump in now to start thwarting the bullshit attacks that are going to begin. They are going to do it, it’s a guarantee. The only question is how. Just watch. McCain will say something to the effect that Russians are the new terrorist threat and if we don’t watch out, Russia will come and invade the US like they invaded Georgia and we can’t have that now, can we? We had better take offensive action to stop their bad behavior!
This might not be the exact scenario, but something like this will come from their mouths. I’d bet on it.