Russia Is NOT Jamaica

In this Sunday’s NY Times, Maureen Dowd wrote an op-ed titled “RUSSIA IS NOT JAMAICA.” This is an excerpt.

As Michael Specter, the New Yorker writer who has written extensively about Russia, observed: “There was a brief five-year period when we could get away with treating Russia like Jamaica — that’s over. Now we have to deal with them like grown-ups who have more nuclear weapons than anybody except us.”

What the hell does this mean? What about Russia Is Not Canada? Is he saying that Jamaica should be treated as a child or dismissed? And that Russia has big weapons? I take it he has never been to Kingston.

One comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yeah the comparison between these two nations-especially considering that Russia has always been a threat- is quite silly.

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