posted on May, 11 2004 @ 12:19 AM
The reason Putin objected to our invasion off Iraq was that Russia was making snoodles of money off Iraq at the time. If you'll recall, the last of
the Russian contractors were leaving as we rolled in. There was even talk of us compensating Russia for their income loss from Iraq, although I'm
not sure how far that idea went. I can't neglect to mention the huge oil bribes they (and others!) were taking to speak against us at the time as
At the end of the day, Russia and the US have more in common insofar as the war on terrorism than other matters. Basically, throughout the cold war
we concentrated on each other and used these countries as our proxy battlefields and fifedoms. Now, our cold war's over, and both of our biggest
threats are coming from the very same sandboxes. Therefore, it is in both our best interests to work together in squashing the insurgents.
Personally, I'd like to see more cooperation between us, militarily. We've proven that neither country can wipe the other out and survive, so we
might as well get together and lay the smack down on everyone else!
Calm down, hotheads--this is all in good fun!