Thursday, November 02, 2006

To Hell With Russian Plans

To hell with poverty
We'll get drunk on cheap wine
--Gang Of Four

...With my mind on Georgia and Georgia on my mind:
Russia hits Georgia with huge rise in its gas bill

RUSSIA deployed its energy weapon against Georgia last night, announcing it would double the cost for gas to its neighbour from 1 January.

The price rise comes a year after Ukraine faced a quadruple price rise from Moscow, and was announced amid continuing acrimony over Georgia's bid to join NATO. Gazprom, the Russian state gas monopoly, said it would charge Tbilisi £121 for 1,000 cubic metres of gas from 1 January, compared with £58 now.

Oh gaaaaaawwd, do we need a total collapse of oil prices. Putin, Chavez and Ahmadinejad all need an economic kick in the nuts.

Remember like 10 years ago, when these countries didn't have a prayer of threatening anyone? Good times. Now, they're like nouveau riche heiresses. The Paris Hiltons of international politics. Tiring, for sure. Anyways, to counteract these dinks, here's the Gang of Four:

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