a reply to: 2012newstart
The sounds very much like posturing to me and of course both sides are equally guilty of this.
Russia need's to be prepared not so much against us in the west however as for a change of face in there new chinese friends.
Even in Stalin and Moa's disfunctional relationship both despotical tyrants and perhaps equally evil men (though as a human being Mao was perhaps far
worse) who warped the idiology and notions behind communism into perverted autocratic militarized police states (Communism may very well have taken a
completely different path had Lennin not died and Stalin not succeeded him), both are guilty of the mass genocides of there own people's as well as
minoritys within there nations some of whom especially in china where some entire ethnic groups were actually eradicated during the cultural
revolution and then also Stalins purges (Of mainly communist party members who realised his idiology was perverted and wrong as well as democratic
believers and the few remaining white Russians following there defeat - mostly only suspected or sympathizing with or related to white Russian's
the white russians were the Royalist and others who tried to stage a counter revolution and fought a bloody civil war with the communists
Though out of the Two Mao was by far the more evil though estimates of deaths under there rule are higher for Stalin (perhaps due to better record
keeping in Russia in that period), Mao was suffering advanced syphalus and had bus loads of young girls rounded up from chinese villages to be brought
to him as his traditional chinese doctors believed balancing his Ying by having multiple virgins every night might cure him as well as elongating his
life (there are story's of many commiting suicide and witness hearing them screaming from outside but of course they had to do there duty for the
party and chairman Mao now did'nt they).
Now why should they Russia
be careful of China, well there are a number of reason's such as Today China is facing a terrible Crisis due to
it's one child policy and the deliberate murder of unwanted baby girl's (Due to there traditional and backward tribal belief that only a boy can
continue the family) and today they are looking west to Russia to make up this problem of a shortage in female companionship with good time Russian
and Eurasian girl's, these young woman are tricked into thinking they are getting a modelling job in China but when there are they are passed into the
Human trafficking ring inside China were the growing desire for female companionship among the growing male population is untenable and so the Chinese
state look's the other way perhapse even unofficially sanctioning it.
Traditionally Russia and China have not got on too well at all and a number of conflicts occured between them in the 20th century alone with Russia
coming out as the loser in most of those.
For example the Expeditionary Imperial Russian army once tried to invade China but were beaten back in manchuria and routed by a primitively armed
chinese army that greatly outnumbered them and used traditional fireworks as weapons against the Russians (whose army at the time was modern with up
to date weapons and artilliary) at the start of the 20th century.
On another occasion Stalin thought he could absorb China into Russia and his army was badly defeated and Routed with Russian soldiers apparently
throwing there guns away as they ran by the Chinese.
There is actually a history of long conflict and bitter disputes between the two nations along there shared border and the current cordial relations
between the two are only held in place by shared interest but once those interests are satisified they will no doubt go back to rubbing one another up
the wrong way.
The Tactic of maintaining readiness for a conflict goes back also the the end of the second world war and of course is the very purpose of NATO so
the Russian posturing is merely hot air and saying "Dont Push Me" but in today's case they are not Rocky Balboa and even if they where they are facing
a psyched up Mike Tyson in the opposite corner so would be better off just calming down and watching there back were China is concerned with it's new
expansionist policys and own territorial ambitions.
I have no doubt China is only waiting it's chance to grab some of that Lovely underpopulated mineral rich Russian Republic Territory as well as
closeing the old wound of the divided Mongolia that has always been an afront to Chinese nationalist pride.
It is worth adding this as an edit, China WANTs
Russians eastern Naval Facilitys and Dockyard's, they are devious enough to use other methods
but if the Russian command (Yemantu) and control are ever disrupted in the west then they will undoubtedly seize them for themselve's.
edit on 31-10-2014 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)