posted on Sep, 15 2014 @ 05:41 AM
a reply to: GargIndia
I do not support Russian ultra-nationalists.
No, you simply think they are right and hope they will someday start a conflict that will destroy the "West." Other than that, you are indifferent
However you forget that Russia is faced with a very difficult challenge of facing off NATO.
At one point, there was talk of admitting Russia into NATO. If there is conflict between NATO and Russia, it is because Russia is not interested in
maintaining the Westphalian system that has kept Europe as stable as it has been for the past 400 years.
NATO has become very aggressive against Russia.
How, exactly? Admitting new members is not an act of aggression. Nothing has happened to change the balance of power between NATO and Russia. All that
has happened is that the balance of power between Russia and the smaller, weaker states on its periphery has changed. If Russia has no intention of
being aggressive, the balance of power remains the same.
Such situation has resulted in Russian ultra-nationalists gaining an upper hand in society.
At least you see that much clearly. Ultra-nationalists require war to justify themselves. Now who do you think the aggressor is?