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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Walter Russell Mead
Russia is showing the world that it does things in a big way at the Sochi Olympics. Now, at the opposite end of the vast country, Russia is aiming to be the next big player in the global shale oil revolution.
The war drums now reverberate over the Potomac
In a typically maladroit statement, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry recently complained that Israelis are too content to end their conflict with the Palestinians: "People in Israel aren't waking up every day and wondering if tomorrow there will be peace because there is a sense of security and a sense of accomplishment and of prosperity."
For decades, it was presumed that having blacks in positions of political leadership on the local, state and national levels would serve as a safeguard to preserve the victories of the civil rights movement and ensure that the people on whose behalf those battles had been fought could benefit from the new opportunities that those victories afforded.
Russians understandably were slow to awake to the treasure beneath their feet, he said.
On the negative side, Mr. Mead said, "Siberia's remote location and cold climate won't make drilling any easier," although Russian oil producers have been contending with such arctic conditions for decades.