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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I have some questions for you about your post, because it seems somewhat misinformed.
How do you suppose Moscow is wasting money and power in Chechnya? They are trying to reunite the soviet state to increase the prosperity and economic clout of the region, ostensibly. In truth Russia is still scrambling to realign and reposess all the military assets that were dissolved during the break up. For example, the Sunburn and Onyx missles are manufactured in Ukraine.. No wonder that region is so important huh?
Also, Oligarchs are in control the world over, it's not just Russia. Seriously.
India has not changed perceptibly in 5000 years, with few exceptions. Why do you think the same old problems now herald drastic new changes?
The quote you used without attribution as your sig should be properly attributed to Joe E. Lewis. Credit where credit is due.