originally posted by: solarstorm
Syria, Iran and Russia play chess really well.
Obama Is too stupid to understand checkers.
Not true ... the game of chess, and the great game have certain similarities ... but you can be good at one, and lousy at the other.
Iran doesn't play chess ... nor Syria. Russia is good at chess, but not good at the great Game, never was. The US is lousy in chess, but good at the
Russia is tied in Ukraine ... and more to the point, Russia doesn't have any ability to transfer and support it's troops in a different country. For
that, they'd need to be able to provide "air support", which demands an aircraft carrier. While the Soviet Union wanted to build one, Russia has
totally given up the idea dn sold the only item to China, which was only "half" built, when they sold it. China however, has full intention of
building more aircraft carriers, which are already in the making.
The problem here, is that the fall of the Soviet Union, should have brought peace. But the US, with it's allies, saw it as an opportunity to murder
all adversaries ... the background to this, is very complex, to say the least ... but you have noone today, who can "counter" the US. They'll find
one way or another, to do what they want ... if not by direct intervention, then by insurgency.
However Russia ... well, Putin stole the presidency ... and now, it looks like he did that to make Russia back down, in Ukraine. Medvedev would not
have ... all the US blown-out-of-proportion accusation against Putin, is merely a ruse ... to make people think, he's really really naughty. And the
US, so very clever ... when Putin backs off. The same thing about Iran ... the US is a big provider of technology that is behind Iran's nuclear
abilities. Even more so than the Russians. Because when Russians sell equipment, like the fighter jets to Iraq. They come with no-education, and
little-or-no spare parts. Which makes them useless in battle.
So, you see ... the US is good at the game, devious and clever ... Russia, they're too honest to play it. Russia, they're a WYSIWYG.
edit on 29/8/2014 by bjarneorn because: (no reason given)