posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 04:11 PM
Having watched the news as everybody does, and having formed opinions, as everybody does it seems to me a logical question.
Given Russia's obvious willingness to get involved on the world stage I have to ask, what are the motives, right?
Let us look at the motives then.
Some people suggest that Russia's only motive in Syria is because of a possible oil pipeline and the necessary ingress into the Mediterranean.
Other people suggest that Russia wants to expand and retake its old territories.
Still others are saying that Russia is sending an internal message regarding Russian and Islamic extremism.
There are many thoughts on the matter.
Personally, I think that Russia, after a long period of ostracism, is basically saying to the international community, "Here I am".
Now my question is this, if this is the case, is that a bad thing?
There are no links in this OP. Nothing to influence your opinions, this is simply a question to the intelligent people who populate this website.
Does Russia have an agenda other than that which they state? Is that agenda a negative one? Should we be more open in our minds to the idea of Russia
as another brother, or should we just regard anything Russian as bad?
The floor is open to you all. Any and all opinions are welcome.
Much respect to you all.