posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 09:19 PM
Unfortunately for Russia however, the US has almost always been on top militarily speaking, even during the Cold War when Russia was still the USSR.
And how did the US know of their advantage? At first they didn't. It was not until the advent of accurate intelligence gathering measures, mainly
consisting of spy planes and flipped Soviet agents, that the US knew that they were winning the Cold War by a good measure. In fact, it was
information directly from a Soviet double-agent that allowed Kennedy to stand up to the USSR during the Cuban Missile Crisis. So what is my point with
all of this?
My point is that the US will likely know if they need to fear Russia's military capabilities. They are not the same superpower they once were,
although with the advent of nuclear payloads and other technologies, they are still a big player, although they have always had more pressing issues
than military spending...It took the fall of the Soviet Union for them to realize this and actually do something about it. But make no mistake, as
Russia is still not a democracy in my opinion.
Anyway, if the US feels that Russia poses a great threat, they WILL back off in certain areas. If they do not do so, either we have too many
psychopaths in high places, which is possible, or there is not a real threat from Russia. And the fact that they are sending NBMS's to patrol these
areas honestly does not mean all that much for the average American. Another thing that is extremely important to realize is the mindset of the
Russians. See during the Cold War the US referred to the USSR as an "evil empire," who was hell-bent on destroying the US, which was not the case.
The Russians lost so many soldiers during WWII, and even in conflicts before that, that they were absolutely sick of bloodshed, plain and simple. I
don't know if this has carried over into the newer generations of Russians, but if it has, they will avoid war at all costs, and only commit to a
fight if they feel they have no other way out.
They will pose and whatnot, just like all nations will, to save face, but at the end of the day, due to Russia's precarious economic situation, and
current leadership, I think they will have to be pushed into a conflict. They just have too many other things to focus on at the moment. The main
reason they would even want to do anything would be if their imports and exports, profits, are being interfered with. And I think America's next
major conflict, if it does not come from within, from the people, is likely to come with China and North Korea. And let me tell you how much bad blood
the Russians have with the Chinese. To think that they would automatically side with the Chinese just because they are fighting the US is to be too
hasty in my opinion. Anyway, anyone can speculate all day long. But we will see I suppose.