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Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Plan2exist18
Russia is going to collapse soon. Putin is the only thing holding it together. Russia can't possibly fight a war with a superpower, let alone finance an external war.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
What that means in the present is Russia is trying to build an insurance policy, through things like the SCO and the CIS. Keep the Arabs, Persians and other Muslims all focused on Israel and the US. Russia knows if Israel and the US ever disappear out the picture, the Arabs, Turks, and Persians will quickly look north and Russia doesn't want that at all. Chechnya is only a taste of the future.
Originally posted by guessing
reply to post by buddhasystem
best sometimes to bite ones tounge then to have the other party cut it off