The Cold War Returns with a Bang

“…a Russian general warned that Poland and the Czech Republic risk being targeted by Russian missiles if they agree to host U.S. missile defense bases.” from Yahoo News.

We’ve been talking about the Cold War at our house. My eldest has no understanding of the concept of being afraid of the USSR. “They never did anything.” “Just because we have nukes doesn’t mean we are going to use them. Why would it mean they were going to use them?”

If two countries that used to be under the USSR iron fist let the US put in bases which are intended to be used to protect us, they’ll get bombed by the Russians. That doesn’t sound too over the top to you? It’s exactly what we were afraid of all those years ago.

Not to be too hard on him. My son wasn’t even conceived until after the iron curtain dropped.