posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 01:44 PM
However, the younger generations see Russians as our friends. They aren't. Not the Government of the Russian Federation anyway.
Why do you say that? Im in my mid 30's So I don't really include myself with the term "younger generation". The past few years, Putin has stood
up for us citizens more than most of our own government has. I personally feel less threatened by the Russians than our own government. Our
countries were allies once too.
I do share your hope that nothing comes of any of this. No I do not have memory of any of the great wars other than what my Grandpa's have told me.
I do know enough however that the idea of my son joining the military next year scares the living daylights out of me.
I say what I do on this for years worth of reasons in little things here and there, atop the more obvious events in the news we watch happen and have
been since Putin first came to power almost 14 years ago.
Things like the S.V.R. Defectors, up to and including the rank of Colonel and as recent as just this past decade for coming over to our side with what
they had to share. It made things like the espionage ring broken up in New York not that long ago, nothing at all surprising.
The SVR, by defector and other reports, has been more active in North American operations than their predecessors were in the KGB. It's not
surprising, since we're so open now...the days when a Russian had to physically walk a Canadian graveyard to find a name to build a fake ID around
are long long past. Now they just stroll in as a tourist and overstay the VISA. Easy as pie...just not American Pie.
I take that view from things like Putin, for the past couple years in particular, (with his now Prime Minister helping while keeping the Presidential
seat warm) pushing to build up his strategic nuclear and conventional forces so strongly and quickly, it's restoring Russia to it's previous World
Power status. I don't think thats NECESSARILY a bad thing, either ...but it sure is when it comes at the direct expense of our side ..and with
leadership seemingly HELPING to making it happen from within our own nation.
Putin has shown himself to be a good and wise leader....and I wont' take a thing from him on that. If I were Russian, I may very well like the man.
Especially after the toilet that drunkard Yeltsin had left the Russian nation and people. They needed someone strong..and that's not a bad thing by
It's a bad thing when we are turning wimpy and weak to leave a global power vacuum..which, almost without historic exception, leads to wars and BIG
BIG wars as it's come to pass before. Whenever major world powers shift for power gaps which don't have obvious succession? People will likely die
in very large numbers before those power questions get settled.
So it has been....so it's recorded to be..and so it shall come to pass, I have less and less doubt now as the days go on.