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Originally posted by Hellmutt
I don´t understand why they use a picture of Dubya. However, despite the fact that this is coming from Lukashenko, I think he could be right in this case. But what´s the problem anyway?
Originally posted by Ambient Sound
U.S. Was Behind USSR´s Collapse
Well, of course we were. They said they would bury us and then proceded to start spending money on the type of technology that would (in their view) give them the power to do this. That doesn't leave us a lot of room to be nice guys.
We faught them on the economic battlefield of the cold war arms race and by proxy through other smaller countires. We won the cold war because our economy enabled us outspend them. They collapsed because their leaders were more concerned with buying nukes than making life better for their people. I'm sure that the fact that a communist society is incompatable with basic human nature played a big part in their inability to be competitive in this field.
I don't feel bad about the collapse of the USSR at all. They did it to themselves really. If you pick a fight you can't win, is it your enemies fault for winning or is is your fault for picking the fight in the first place?
Originally posted by ludaChris
Ive never heard about this, interesting. I'm sure most of you, including myself, were under the impression that the collapse of the soviet union was due to economic collapse. Maybe it still was but the leaders, in effort to save themselves, took this offer to go ahead and call it quits before it got worse. Its amazing that this hasnt come out before, Ill have to check out that book.
Originally posted by Jakomo
Arming the mujaheddin with Stingers and all the firearms they wanted was how the US sped the defeat of the USSR. When it comes down it, though, it was the mujaheddin who brought about the demise of the Soviets.
Originally posted by Darkmind
Lukashenko likes to dream about the good old days, just like his friend Putin, who also likes to hark back to the days when we in the West feared the Soviet Union.
the U.S. president George Bush was behind the “sponsored” collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991[when Yelstin and others] concluded the Belovezh agreement abolishing the Soviet Union