Fatwa required ...
Who would have thought 20 years ago that some ignorant conservative would resort to quoting the opinion pages of Pravda to back his argument?
While they can hardly be called communist anymore, the Russian government is still a criminal, totalitarian construct and a model for radical conservatives who like profit over people.
Teddy takes some strange bedfellows pursuing his dogma....
Strange bedfellows- the US oil and coal men and the Russian gas men.
The irony is that the US oil and coal men believe AGW won't hurt them, and the Russian gas men believe it will hurt the US, but benefit them.
The toxic legacy of the Cold War lives on in Russia's Arctic, where the Soviet military dumped many tonnes of radioactive hardware at sea.
For more than a decade, Western governments have been helping Russia to remove nuclear fuel from decommissioned submarines docked in the Kola Peninsula - the region closest to Scandinavia.
But further east lies an intact nuclear submarine at the bottom of the Kara Sea, and its highly enriched uranium fuel is a potential time bomb.
This year the Russian authorities want to see if the K-27 sub can be safely raised, so that the uranium - sealed inside the reactors - can be removed.
They also plan to survey numerous other nuclear dumps in the Kara Sea, where Russia's energy giant Rosneft and its US partner Exxon Mobil are now exploring for oil and gas.
A ruthless dictatorship with no regard for the environment determined to seek economic advantage- in partnership with the US fossil fuel industry.
The Russian media says what the dictator wants people to hear- no surprise they parrot the science denial of the US right.