First, there is news that Russia is planning on installing bases for strategic bombers in both Cuba and Venezuela. I guess we are to think that the peaceful democracy of Russia is just using the socialist countries to work around the American hegemon, not that it does this because it is still dominated by Leninist ideology and Communist goals of world domination.
Remember that in 1962 in Cuba the Russians claimed they were only installing surface-to-air missiles for defense, and not the surface-to-surface missiles armed with nuclear warheads we knew they were bringing thanks to a U.S. mole within the GRU. It's unlikely we have any such intelligence now; nevertheless, "strategic bombers" can carry nuclear loads.
Second, today Russian puppet president Dmitri Medvedev announced a "large-scale rearming" of the country's military and defense resources. On the very same day, the Pentagon announced that it expects to make big cuts to our defense budget. Russian "re-arming," American "cuts." Gee, if there were a Cold War going on, that might be disconcerting.
Finally, the Kremlin today called "for the creation of a supranational reserve currency to be issued by international institutions as part of a reform of the global financial system." The silliness of this as a response to a temporary economic downturn is demonstrated within this very article:
[Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev] also suggested that the Eurasian Economic Community, a loose group of five former Soviet republics including Kazakhstan and Russia, adopt a single noncash currency -- the yevraz -- to insulate itself from the global economic crisis.To insulate itself... Nevertheless, a universal currency system entails the weakening of national sovereignty, and readies the world power for exploitation by whomever is positioned to exploit it. It is clear that the world's greatest power today is happy to surrender its sovereignty to international bodies, while its next closest rivals, Russia and China, are aggressively expanding both militarily and diplomatically.
What happens when advanced nations surrender their sovereignty? You get the European Union, a hapless disaster with no will to defend itself and no means to do so.