posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 01:02 PM
Originally posted by mbkennel
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
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.
I think it's reasonable to blame Putin for Putinism, not the USA.
What exactly is the "worst winner somebody could have imagined?" I can think of much, much worse winners. In eras past, the winner would demand
payment of tribute---let's say a million barrels per day of free oil---and slaves, and de-arm the loser, and appoint a proconsul to control the local
The USA advocated democracy and free markets. Some hustlers, Western and Russian tried to make a ruble or billion. Note: everybody who got really
rich sleazily after the Cold War was Russian.
The consequences of Bolshevism, VI Lenin, Joe Stalin, Brezhnev, and Yeltsin's liver humiliated Russia.
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And who told you Russia doesnt pay tribute? USSR didnt collapse on its own. It was dismantled by traitors. And now Russia does pay huge tribute its
just called by many different modern names. But the again im guessing you didnt know Germany had to pay tribute after WWI, WWII, even China pays
tribute, not cuz they lost, but to buy themselves time to get stronger and prepare for worst or else. In world of war, winner or losers nothing
changed, its all the same we just being kept blind and lied with newer sophisticated lies.
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