Thursday, June 07, 2007

Putin Outmaneuvers Bush......Surprise?

In a move that some say startled George Bush, Vladimir Putin offered to establish a joint American-Russian anti-missile base in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is now an independent country and its proximity to Iran would appear to be an ideal location for a missile defense site.
Interestingly while Azerbaijan is an independent country it does have Russian military bases notably at Gabalin . Moskovskaya Gazetta reports that the Azerbaijanis are receptive to the idea as well, no doubt seeing the benefit of having both superpowers relying on their facilities.

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