posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 03:08 AM
Originally posted by teachtaire
There is always the possibility that Russia is funding the FSA in the hopes that the USA will intervene and trigger something.
For centuries, it has been Russia policy to protect the homeland from wars in Europe and Asia. Tzar, Soviets and now. Putin is protecting Russia.
He will do everything he can to stop any conflict in the region expanding outside that country.
He doesnt give a # about Iran or Syria. What he doesnt want is America fighting a war near them that may expand to Russian borders.
Putin has done a phenomenal job getting Russia to where it is in just over two decades. He is a smart and rational player, but he is not a "team"
player. He couldn't care less about world opinion or what others do.
All he cares about is Russia. If more world leaders did the same with their countries, we would all be better off.