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originally posted by: sgtpepper55
a reply to: awareness10
The idea of pushing towards war with Russia is insane. For what ?.
I'm no apologist for Russia, but I do read history books & current events. World war 3 with Russia ? For starters that could end civilization or even almost all life .
Russia makes most of they're government budget, not from income taxes, but the sale of petroleum products & other resources like timber, fur, precious metals & diamonds. So they can't really be too helpful with enviornmental, global climate change. Unless they can change the way they make money, that's something we should be working with Russia on.
Historically both Napoleon & Hitler invaded Russia from the west, & it's obvious why Russia is flexing some muscle. When we expand NATO, up to their borders, & continue developing expensive weapons, they can't easily afford.
I think we're provoking them, more than they're provoking us. But why ? We have so many egregious world problems, we want to threaten the planet, by starting something with Russia ? Insane.
Crimea historically, has been part of Russia, a huge number of Russians live in Ukraine & Crimea. As much as half the population , in some areas. Expanding NATO or other agreements into Ukraine, where millions of ethnic Russians live, on Russia's doorstep. Is a very provoking behavior. From Russia's point of view.
Yeah Putin is, a semi tyrant, in a society more restrictive than the west. But to the man on the street, it looks like we are provoking Russia. We have so many problems with, the environment, unemployment, medical costs, debt, terrorists, the Islamic world. Both our presidential candidate's are untrustworthy, driven by special Interests. These are real problems.
Some idiot thinks it's a good idea to start trouble with Russia ? With all those other issues ? Why ?
originally posted by: UKTruth
Putin seems to be one of the only leaders in the world who talks openly and honestly.
One thing is for sure - never ever go to war with Russia. Many have learned the hard way that is a bad idea.
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: Fowlerstoad
If this article is not bias then I'm surfing in the Sahara. Putin contradicts himself many times.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: MystikMushroom
Probably more than a little truth to that.
He really is a fraud. 'course, he was/is a spymaster and politician...fraud is the game in both those arenas.