posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 05:46 PM
I think the Russians are playing the game properly, they see that the US is in trouble and are setting themselves up for the big power vacuum that is
The EU, China, Russia, India and the US will all be the big hitters soon.
The EU and the US will be trading partners and allies, Russia and the SAU will be allies, China and India don't need any.
Russia needs to strengthen itself against NATO because they probably feel the US will give a last ditch attempt to start ww3.