World Affairs Brief, March 20, 2009 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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Russia finally went public this week with what I have been warning about for years–the rearmament of Russian forces “on a grand scale” to oppose the growing encirclement of NATO forces. The news hit the European wire services a day before the US press mentioned it. As usual, the American side of these same services delayed this story so as to spin the message as “gamesmanship” on the part of Putin and Medvedev for “Russian public consumption.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The Russians are serious, and this announcement means that they can no longer conceal all of their rearmament efforts in underground factories and bunkers (Yamantau Mountain etc) and will begin to do so more openly-just like Hitler did in the 1930s. The Russian Bear is beginning to make his move.