Flagship Victory wrote:
Crimea was a mistake to absorb. Should have never done that. It is basic foreign policy.
Crimea is too little for Russia to gain, too big for Ukraine to lose. Crimea does not even border Russia.
You know what? In the US, president elections run for 2 whole years, with grueling televised debates between a dozen or so candidates, including foreign policy. In Russia, it is the same ruling party, the same candidate, no televised debates, the same president. That's why Russia president lacks foreign policy skills whereas the US president has very very good foreign policy skills because he / she has to beat a dozen or so other candidates in a 2 years grueling election campaign which involves many televised debates. :cheer
That's why the US president beats the Russia president every time when it comes to foreign policy.
"That's why Russia president lacks foreign policy skills whereas the US president has very very good foreign policy skills because he / she has to beat a dozen or so other candidates in a 2 years grueling election campaign which involves many televised debates"
Are you smoking crack while you write this crap? Obama has very very good foreign policy skills???? The guy is a sock-puppet for US wealthy elite, Wall Street and the MIC.
1. Gaddafi 2011 - That was the fault of Medvedev, not Putin. Medvedev trsuted the US/HATO when they said a no-fly zone would prevent unnecessary bloodshed, but they were lying as regime-change was ALWAYS the plan. Putin advised to veto, but Med overruled him. HATO got its piece of paper as a fig-leaf to cover their war-crimes, so they executed their long-planned bloody overthrow.
2. Assad 2011 - Russia IS backing Syria and Assads government, but what do you expect? Russian troops parachuting in Rakaa? Migs and S-300s are not what syriua needs right now. Zionist airspace incursions may be a pain in the rear and embarrassing, but they don't threaten the nation. Hordes of Saudi, turkish, Qatari and US supported jihadists do however, and Russian support is geared to support the SAA in holding territory and defeating the enemy on the ground. ISS and Jahbat-al-Nusra don't have have aircraft, so why need S-300s? In the absense of air defences, the SAA can use helos for precision bombing of enemy targets, so no real need for multimillion dollar jet fighters.
3, Euromaiden 2013 - What should Russia have done? Thermobaric weapons on Maidan square? Yanukovichs gov needed to control tha situation and failed. Russia simply couldn't take direct action as her enemies would spin it into a propaganda extravaganza. Headlines would scream "Russia invading to keep Ukrainian peoples as slaves to corrupt crony regime" or " Hungary 1956, Czech 1968, now Ukraine 2013!!!!"
4. Crimea 2014 - brilliant execution, a friggin masterstroke! Crimea is again russian, now and forever
Ukrop haters were always going to hate, and given the alternative is a HATO militray presence on the peninsula and the Black sea turning into a HATO-controlled lake with cruise-missile equipped warships patrolling Russias southern border, the strategic imperative was crystal clear. the fact that ~90% of Crimeans supported the secession is simply icing on the cake as the switch was confirmed with an overwhelming democratic mandate, and THAT is what is really killing the Eurotrash elite and their masters in Fashington.
5. NAF resistance - Its not in Russias interests to have a full-blooded conflict with Ukraine, as this would be horrendously expensive in terms of money, blood, reputation and karma, and create the conditions for HATO operatives (both official and the NGO 5th columnists) to intensify the hatred they have encouraged in the Banderistas and to infect the general Ukr population, leading to agreement for inclusion into HATO. It would also allow for a much increased economic war to damage Russia economy. Russia IS defending the NAF, just not in an overt fashion. DPR/LPR are too tough a nut for the Ukrops to crack, and as Herr Porkshank cools on the idea of "liberating Donbass" the Banderite nutters will turn their hatred against Kiev and the Wests installed stooges. Having your enemies fight and squabble, and destroy their own reputations and national economy in the process is part of the long-term strategy for liberating ALL of Ukraine from the fascist menace, not just one portion of Donbass. The Battle for Ukraine will take YEARS and my money is on Russia....