a reply to: keenasbro
Has some points, but basically "hogwash" to say it gently.
It's a cry of an old "communist" hater, who excuses his own emperialistic land-winning ideology by assuming he has to do it before the enemy
The future of economy is in Asia ... in the Soviet Union people already realized this, and abandoned the Euro-zone, because it was "dead" water.
Europe's future, is to become the middle-east. A lot of morons, running around with heated arguments, shooting up in the air, and putting their
daughters up for display to get "cash". The middle-east, which was the cradle of society, grew into this through the ages ... and Europe took the
lantern of civilization from their hands, and now ... it's the Americans, that "want" the lantern, while in Reality ... it's in Asia ... although
the political lantern, currently resides in America.
Russia doesn't want Europe, they want "out of it". Can't blame them, really ... after all, they had half of Europe on the beggar list, for almost
50 years. And all that Europe has ever created, are Napoleons, Hitlers and Stalins ... who wants more of that? Europe are a bunch of nationalistic
idiots, that go around yielling "foreigner, go home ... ukraine, germany for us ... not you". They listen to idiotic statements, that blond
Europeans were some "master race", and believe it ... when the "truth" is quite the opposite, but then being blonde and blue eyed has always gone
hand in hand with stupidity. Or close. So now, Europeans are enjoying their "mastership" and being kind to all those, who will in time, murder
their children and childrens children, because food isn't going to grow on trees, tomorrow anymore than today.
So, what do the Russians want with Europe? nothing. Crimea is a stragetic issues, concerning old soviet military and nuclear weapons, and access to
the black sea. That's all ...
So, I doubt Putin is going to do anything against either Europe or the US. Why should he? Should he feel threatened by the roar of bankrupt nations?
The US is bankrupt, literally speaking ... and so is Europe.
Assuming Putin is a clever guy, he's going to want to "close" the gas pipe to Europe, and open one to Asia. After all, China and Russia are going
to build a huge railway over russia to Europe. Which means, Russia is going to play the same role in the future, when the "silk road" is concerned,
as it has done through the ages.
Bye bye, America ... you still have guts and glory. Feel sorry for Europe, though ... but you asked for it, if you really believe your parents were
monsters, that in and by itself, makes you monsters too.