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Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
This would be an outlandish claim if NATO wasn't such an idle organization. Seems like there's so much litigation that nothing seems to get done in a timely fashion.
NATO was established to counter Russia and the threat posed by the large numbers of Soviet troops along the border of West Germany. So allowing Russia into NATO especially given their current action is total lunacy!!
Seriously, do you subscribe to communist ideals?
Originally posted by iskander
What is the difference between Russia and Soviet Union, you obviously keep confusing the two.
For crying out load, and you aware of the fact that we live in the 21st century
and that USSR dissolved back in 1991?
johnsky, what is it with this guy?
No, I'm not confusing the two.
I'll tell you..... Someone with common sense who does not agree with you. Simple really.
President Putin called on the West yesterday to drop its “silly Atlantic solidarity” if it wanted improved relations with Russia.
He accused America and some of the countries of the EU of harbouring outdated Cold War attitudes that led to distrust, particularly on issues such as energy security and trade. Such stereotypical positions were “absolutely inappropriate” in the economic arena, he said, insisting that one source of friction – Russia’s decision to build a pipeline bypassing Poland – was not infringing anybody’s rights.
He also warned the West to stop giving Russia blanket lectures on democracy. “We will participate in any debate with our partners, but, if they want us to do something, they must be specific. If they want us to resolve Kosovo, let’s talk Kosovo. If they are worried about nuclear programmes in Iran, let’s talk about Iran, rather than talking about democracy in Russia.”
Neither would he take lectures over Russia imposing higher gas charges on Ukraine after years of Western preaching about the need for market prices. “If the West wants to support the Orange movement, let them pay for it. Do you think we are idiots?”
It is interesting to see how many people on this forum are still brainwashed with anti-Russian propaganda. They don't understand that Russia has come a VERY long way since 1991, but the West doesn't want to aknowledge this. Russia is still being judged by the West with Cold War mentality and its simply wrong. If the West will continue doing this mistake, the result will be disastrous for the West, not Russia.
Originally posted by Beachcoma
From a third party perspective, it seemed like the threats only started popping up after the US was left sole superpower, and began acting like a bully in the yard.
Originally posted by dmxny
Yeah I guess stalin was really pushing for peace with the purges that killed millions and the occupation of eastern europe by force.
And building a wall in germany so that eastern berlin could not ESCAPE to the west.
"Yeah really we want peace see we're sending tanks and troops to confirm our offering.." Stalin
Originally posted by dmxny
You know nothing about America. The news in europe is so slanted and anti US its a joke.
I was visiting family in portugal when the Oklahoma bomber was executed its amazing how much of an issue Europe made over it. In fact its kind of a joke.
If i were you I'd be more worried about Russia returning to its old ways.