posted on Sep, 6 2014 @ 08:52 AM
a reply to: AnAbsoluteCreation
No, he was a Soviet KGB colonel, a man who was devoted to his nation the Soviet Union and remember's when it meant something to him that he was
willing to lay down his life for, his tears are a tear for a system and idiology in which he still has pride but that is now dead, a tear for the
departed if you like.
There were a hell of a lot of thing's wrong with the Soviet system, especially after Stalin took over and had he not the system may well have evolved
into a democracy anyway as he used purges to eradicate those that were democratically inspired including within the communist party as well as
militarising the state which was accelerated even more during and after WW2.
Many Russian's will not see this tear as weakness and as a boy I remember an old soldier who fought against Rommel in north africa crying every night
when the BBC used to play the British National Anthem, standing silently saluting and looking somewhere else as tears rolled down his old cheeks.
This therefore was not a sign of weakness in the man who once said that the greatest geopolitical disaster of all time was the break up of the soviet
union and also he is not the only member of Russias Soviet new/old guard who want to return there nation to power.
Also remember he may well have had friend's and perhaps best friend's who died for the soviet union, he may himself have put his own life on the line
on occasion as well though he look's more of a clerk or book worm type autocrat to me who pretend's at a russian action man image.
But have we contributed by taking former soviet nation's who were member's of the warsaw pact into Nato and encroaching on there territory with what
is essentially a military pact, at the same time though we now more than ever can not show weakness, the russian mentality and psychology is such that
they respect strength but will take advantage of weakness to be the big dog or bear or indeed only bear in the pack.
edit on 6-9-2014 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)