posted on Mar, 16 2014 @ 06:38 PM
reply to post by the2ofusr1
It's no different then what the US has done and is attempting to do .It's all about strategy for those with a Military complex to do so
Actually, I think the US and Russia are worlds apart on how they each stomp around the world. Russia, not so much recently, but their butt kicking
boots are back on and they're stomping off the cold it seems.
The US goes in to a place though, slaps the crap out of everything in sight and then tries very sincerely at GREAT expense of blood and treasure, to
win hearts and minds. As often as not, outside of our '1st world' comfort zone, lose that fight and give up places to walk away in much worse shape
than they generally started. It's just how history has shown it to be...
Russia has never, that I've witnessed, played under the self-delusion that anyone will greet them as liberators (beyond some very rare incidents in
history) and frankly, they haven't cared much. Afghanistan is a perfect example. Both our Empires have lost our tails there and for entirely different
reasons. We're each vulnerable. However, we're STILL trying to play hearts and minds nonsense, at the end. Russia didn't drop food to win a village
over...they dropped ordinance and hovered a helicopter gunship to literally turn in place and erase life from the whole thing.
We've at least tried to do right...altho often failing in spectacular ways, as our side isn't ALL working for the same goals. The Kremlin won't be
fighting the SVR. The SVR won't be fighting the FSB and the GRU won't be fighting either of them. In a war? They have a functional national machine to
pursue it with. We're trying to burn ours to the ground, from within, while acting like it's STILL second to none on Earth. So...they are not only
bigger and badder than we are, they tend to be meaner too. Insuring them a likely victory with the opposing Western leaders, in my estimation. (it's a
crappy time in history to be in the West)
edit on 16-3-2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)