Monday, November 10, 2014


It seems more like a lifetime, instead of only 25 years, since the Berlin Wall  came down and the cold war came to a close.  After the wall came down Russia become more democratic, allowed it's ethnic satellite countries to self govern - even worked together in Space with America, and now we're on the brink of plunging back into another cold war because Russian paranoia eventually prevails. Let us pray this war, for however long it lasts, stays "cold" and doesn't turn hot. The reason for walls come and go but the walls remain as scars and testimony to our never ending conflicts with one another over the ages.  The Great Wall of China, Hadrian's wall in Scotland keeping the Roman Army at bay. The welded iron fencing we've been installing along our border with Mexico. They all eventually become historic reminders of fear, paranoia, invasion, and misunderstandings. Not all walls are made of concrete, iron, or earth. There are ideological and religious walls as well as in the Middle East and even between our two warring political parties here in America. Putin seems like a man who needs some love. Some TLC. We need to bring him and Russia into the circle of global democratic nations. Welcome them to global trade markets. It benefits none of us to allow Russia to fall back into self inflicted isolation.

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