reply to post by DoctorMobius
Hello DoctorMobius, ATS Readers, Writers,
WOW... good thread.... and worthy of note S&F from me..
Greetings ... I went to Moscow in the year 2000 not long after the Kursk incident, and was there when the Moscow TV tower burned up and no TV for all
of Moscow for a few days..
It was something I just had to do, the "wall" had fallen, and we were friends for a while, figured I better go see it all before it was forbidden
once again, or a major hassle..cold war kid here.. saw Cuban Missile crisis from my back yard via binocualrs..my father was involved with the
I did not get to see a lot of Russia, but what I saw was awesome.. the people are MUCH "harder" or "Stronger" than most western folks. They have a
amazing fix it type attitude.. however.. saw them "improvising" repairs on stuff that was quite ingenious..lol. How to make that Volga run another
Some forget just how FAST the Russians wiped the Georgians bum for them.. who WERE USA equipped and trained by the way.. it did not "look good" to
see on the TV news, Georgian troops filing into the conflict area wearing CANTEENS with US ARMY on them..in black letters.
The Russians have an amazing arsenal of weapons and anyone who thinks they arent a worry in battle.. well, hopefully we will NOT ever see THAT day,
but it looks like it will show up eventually. They are quite a fighting force ten times the army anything the west has gone up against since Korea and
China stepping in maybe..
I stayed in Moscow for almost a month, in a way off the track hotel, the last foreigner to stay there was 2 years prior according the lady at the
check in.. I saw "Russia" AWAY from the tourist spots..amazing experience, the people were just precious, and friendly, very nice people.. just like
99.999% of people on Earth.. never REALLY could be your enemy if you just spent 5 minutes with them and/or their family..
I find it hard to agree with what is going on in the world by certain countries and leaders.. the masses sure dont want what is going on.. all this
war everywhere.. people dying in the streets over political and economic goals by a few elite??? Terrible stuff!!
The headlines will read someday, that the war was declared because someone tried to take over one too many countries...and then the real war will
happen...god forbid, but dang..
Isnt that what got Hitler in trouble?? Taking over one too many countries? Sept 2nd, 1939 I think... Poland??
Will the wests "Poland" be Syria, or Pakistan, Or the big one, Iran??? Let us hope not, and that some cooler heads can be found to turn DOWN the the
burners on the kitchen stove before all the kettles boil over eh??