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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
It will burn itself out like a candle stick.
Corruption is reaching point of singularity.
originally posted by: FootBig
a reply to: bjarneorn
thank you for your detailed opinion, I disagree, I think your view of Russia is circa 1990s
I don't suppose you believe in God or Karma
Do you think higher power will interween, I get the feeling you are not into spirit side of things
originally posted by: bjarneorn
Russia, year 1990 ... at the end of the Soviet Union ... actually had "dreams" of grandeur. Today. Putin, wouldn't even dare enter a pissing contest ... He's scared of the US, because he's convinced they'll "attack" and even risk a nuclear war. Russians "flinch", and the Americans know it. Of course, Americans "would" start a nuclear war, if they had to ... there is no meaning in using a bluff ... if you aren't ready to do it. And that's why Russians always lose ... this is the Great Game.
The Great Game, is like chess ... the objective is not sacrifice pieces. The objective is to "check" your oponent, for the purpose of "maintaining" your pieces. Russians are good at the "game" chess, but they are extremely poor at the Great Game. If the Ukraine incident, is a chess game. Russia just backed it's major pieces away, and sacrificed pawns. It did not move to guard their pawns ...
In other words, Russia ... ain't playing ... they never did. Not really ... McCarthy's America, just used Russia as a scarecrow, to rally the stupid American into line. And Europe was scared of Russia, after they defeated Germany ... it was, and is ... mere paranoia.
China, it's on stage II ... but they won't become an empire anytime soon. Because they're citizens are still "nationally" inclined, not because of pride of their heritage. But, because of a minority complex ... which is sorta, out of odds, when it comes to the Chinese. They still have some way to go, before they'll be able to be a real threat on the world arena.
originally posted by: ImDaMan
Putin is a puppet for the shadow government, that rules the puppet governments. He takes orders, as does Obama.