posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 02:39 PM
a reply to: BornAgainAlien
USSR sure did go bankrupt by lower oil prices but it was Yeltsin backed by the Russian Parliament which walked out of the Union one fine evening.
Even leader of Ukraine Kravchek resisted initially but was outvoted and next morning USSR ceased to exist.
Another entity which was responsible for the breakup of USSR was the "MEEK" and "GLORIOUS ON PAPER ONLY"......the Red Army. Yes Red Army stood on
the side with "thumbs up its rear" watching USSR break up and did nothing about it. Losers of Afghanistan were still licking their cowardly wounds
The darling and macho General of VDV........the gruff voiced and "ultra Manly and Masculine" Alexander Lebed, when sent to Russian White House to
arrest Yeltsin (during the August coup when Gorby was away).........yes Lebed did nothing and just stood outside like a poodle waiting for a treat.
If he had stormed the WH and arrested or killed Yeltsin and his stooges, then chain of reactions would not have occurred. Later on same Lebed said he
was waiting for orders from above and was neutral all along.
Come 2000, when Vladimir Putin took to office. First he pardoned Yeltsin and his oligarch family that stabbed Russia many times over and gang looted
it for whole decade. Fine, Putin was too new. But come 2004, oil prices high, situation somewhat stabilized but Putin did nothing. There are many
Jewish Oligarchs sitting in Israel and running looted businesses in Russia via remote control. Just like Berezovsky, Luzkhov's wife were running
their looted empires from London.
Alas !! Putin and his KGB Generals did nothing. They could have confiscated the businesses of the foreign based oligarchs and sold them to Russian
public on revalued prices and left Oligarchs with nothing. Putin did nothing about corruption either, capital flight from Russia, diversification of
Russian economy. Cavtrooper is right, Putin has been in power in Russia for 14 years now either upfront or behind the scenes when Medvedev was the
Only thing Putin did right was bring back Chechneya into peace and supported Assad in Syria to protect an important ally. Ofcourse not to forget
taking back Crimea. His support of Donbass was "meek" initially and should have sent huge weapons rights away to have Kiev give up any plans to
However, there is no one else other than Putin who has the balls to stand upto west and also cut the balls off the oligarchs both domestic and foreign
based when he chooses to do so.
There is no alternative to Putin for next 10 years.