posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 10:46 PM
reply to post by Patriotsrevenge
Well, the thing is here... Russians aren't stupid. I give them all the credit they need or want for that. I'll bet some NASA types got a good laugh
out of MIR too...until it worked ..and worked..and worked...and worked. Russians seem to stick to simple and absolutely live by the KISS principle.
They're not being stupid comes in with knowing their own limitations and weaknesses. The Chinese with Sun Tzu literally wrote the book but Russians
sure read well. They also have survived total, bitter and absolute defeat ....with piles of humiliation thrown on top just for spite.
I'm talking about the end of the Cold War of course and by about 1992 I was thinking myself that it wasn't so much something to celebrate anymore
...the defeat and destruction of the Soviet...but something to back off and stop gloating about. I always felt that if Russia ever rebuilt their power
and had the opportunity to return that favor, we were in deeeeeep trouble.
NOT because we won the cold war but because we were the worst winners I could have imagined. We turned their national disgrace into a national
humiliation and Putin WAS KGB then. He was among those made a total fool of. Perhaps, as he sees it, more than most, given his position and agency.
We sell him short at our peril and if it comes to it, he'll never attack us in our strengths...however it may appear in advance.