Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/08/wednesday_27_august_2008.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/08/wednesday_27_august_2008.html en-gb 30 Sat 23 May 2015 03:24:19 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/08/wednesday_27_august_2008.html biztravelman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/08/wednesday_27_august_2008.html?page=0#comment0 One gets very worried when the rather youthful Mr Milliband starts making somewhat challenged remarks regarding Russia's actions. Especially when one considers that Mr. Milliband was probably not even born during the "Bay of Pigs" and misslies on Cuba crisis. There is little difference twixt then and now - and Milliband is certainly no Jack Kennedy. Having worked in Russia and indeed being married to a Russian, one can better understand how they think; the parallels with the Cuban Missile Crisis - and indeed with 1938 do not bear thinking about. What is needed now is wise thinking and understanding by some very wise heads and above all, restraint. It was General Montgomery who said "You do not go marching with land armies on the continent of Asia" and we are in no position to try and take on the Bear (neither, for that matter, is the US). I am not advocating some sort of Chamberlain approach of appeasement for Russia is not trying to annex anyone. Russia and the pain that Russia experienced after the fall of Communism must be understood. They do not need to have it rammed down their throats by Ms Rice and others setting up all sorts of quasi military bits and bobs on Russia's front door in the hope, by ex soviet bloc countries, that if they get into bed fast enough with the US and/or NATO they will have some sort of magic shield. We all know what happened after the Versailles treaty - "hammer them and hammer then hard" does not work. Wed 27 Aug 2008 18:28:48 GMT+1