The Royal Gene Pool

I invoked the spirit of Britannia, Helen of Troy, and, the All American Woman, in order to defeat the Menace of Putin and Trump – THE DEVIOUS BILLIONAIRES – who used beautiful women to wage a covert war against……………….?

THE ARTIST AND POET?

Why us? How about…………THE PROPHET? You can go back into these posts, and read how prophecy works. Who believed I was going to lose? Who thought I was insane when I used the Shroud of Turin as a banner for the Rougemont Knight Templars to follow into the Battle for Europe?

At the beginning of the series ‘Trust’ we get an arial shot. When I saw the swimming pool, I knew I would see her again. The camera came up behind her. We beheld her perfect form and wide shoulders covered with her flowing chestnut hair………….And in the water she dove! The camera followed, and the money shot! That’s it! That’s a wrap! This is why we won the first battle of the New Cold War! That was……….The James Bond Shot! When the Free World hears the name ‘Russia’ this is what they see……..

I just went in search of a video of a beautiful woman diving into a pool, and did not find a good one. The ones I saw had been captured by parasites who are after MONEY. I regret not buying a camera in Goodwill to capture images of Rena while we camped…….For we both are old, now. She hides herself away while I go forth to make a old fool of myself.

George. His dragon. The damsel in distress.

Jon Presco

MOSCOW — The expulsion of scores of Russian diplomats from the United States, countries across Europe and beyond has raised, yet again, the question of whether the world is veering back where it was during the Cold War. The alarming answer from some in Russia is: No, but the situation is in some ways even more unpredictable.

For all the tension, proxy conflicts and risk of nuclear war that punctuated relations between Moscow and the West for decades, each side knew, particularly toward the end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, roughly what to expect. Each had a modicum of trust that the other would act in a reasonably predictable way.

The volatile state of Russia’s relations with the outside world today, exacerbated by a nerve agent attack on a former spy living in Britain, however, makes the diplomatic climate of the Cold War look reassuring, said Ivan I. Kurilla, an expert on Russian-American relations, and recalls a period of paralyzing mistrust that followed the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

“If you look for similarities with what is happening, it is not the Cold War that can explain events but Russia’s first revolutionary regime,” which regularly assassinated opponents abroad, said Mr. Kurilla, a historian at the European University at St. Petersburg.

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He said that Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, had no interest in spreading a new ideology and fomenting world revolution, unlike the early Bolsheviks, but that Russia under Mr. Putin had “become a revolutionary regime in terms of international relations.”

From the Kremlin’s perspective, it is the United States that first upended previous norms, when President George W. Bush scrapped the Antiballistic Missile accord, an important Cold War-era treaty, in 2002.

Russia, Mr. Kurilla said, does not like the rules of the American-dominated order that have prevailed since then, “and wants to change them.”

One rule that Russia has consistently embraced, however, is the principle of reciprocity, and the Kremlin made clear on Monday that it would, after assessing the scale of the damage to its diplomat corps overseas, respond with expulsions of Western diplomats from Russia.

The Russian Parliament also weighed in, with the deputy head of its foreign affairs committee, Aleksei Chepa, telling the Interfax news agency that Russia would not bow to the West’s diplomatic “war.” Russia, he said, “will not allow itself to be beaten up, the harder they try to intimidate us, the tougher our response will be.”

When Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats this month in response to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England, Moscow not only evicted an equal number of British diplomats, but ordered the closing of the British Council, an organization that promotes British culture and language.

While denying any part in the March 4 poisoning of Sergei V. Skripal, a former spy, and his daughter, Yulia, both still critically ill in the hospital, Russia in recent years has built up a long record of flouting international norms, notably with its 2014 annexation of Crimea, the first time since 1945 that European borders have been redrawn by force.

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