Well I've been posting here a while and had some good debates with some of you, got to know a few of you, hell even added a friend
on the days I can get on I do and I'm always impressed with atleast one article, often many, and have over the years come to use this site as a good
central hub for news, events, insight and research
But yes recently I have noticed something of a decline.
But that's not why I'm here, Just thought I'd throw it out there.
I've had a few days away from the net, and as such could not get on ATS so spent what little free time I've had putting this post together, on an
iPhone, written in my digital notepad.
This may have many spelling and grammar errors but meh .....sore fat fingers .....itty bitty buttons, and not the ideal setting for composing a thread
......I hope you understand and can look past my poor written English
For ease of digestion this will be broken down into 3/4 threads ( as many of us dislike the 'wall of text' and also so anyone who wants to add can do
in the relevant thread.
I invite anyone with insight to add their comments and add links to relevant stories and articles
Part one - the trick
Ok the main event
What if ....lol......the cold war never really ended.
Now I know this has been posted before, but I just want to put another angle on it, and refresh a "conspiracy" .
What if it was just a rouse, a politically, financially, militarily, economically and environmentally beneficial trick to us, the masses.
And even to most of the national governments and organisations.
The USSR gained new financial and economic freedom, the freedom to manoeuvre with out being seen as a communist take over, and thus expanded influence
in south America, Africa, the ME, east asia and else where, still retaining its ally and partner China and various other already friendly countries
worldwide. But conceded a portion of eastern Europe to sell the ploy, and western powers which meant NATO took losses too and thus began a one for one
military cut back scheme, where the USSR disbanded or decommissioned units and equipment and NATO matched it
( think Europe's shrinking navy in sacrifice to keep Americas superior navy large ( a key western tactic ) to relatively match that of the CIS, the
UK's loss of cvrt ( especially the airborne company, which they feared ) to match that of a Russian armoured group )
China being the quiet supporter of the USSR lost nothing !
Whether the US, UK or any 'western' nation was aware or in on it, either fully aware or duped by a clever move by the USSR I'm not sure, but is
certainly a possibility as the benefits defiantly went both ways, but the USSR and China came out on top eventually, and in many ways still are .
Who the players would be at that time and the events then is not really my area I'm a soldier of sorts, I was too young at the time, but I invite
anyone with knowledge of events that would corroborate this and add to this thread to add their insight
End of part one
edit on 27-5-2012 by Neocrusader because: Added links