par far wrote:The places where the US will strike next, hopefully Russia is ready, I think the longer they wait, the better it is for Russia because than the Russian military will be more ready through the moderaztion program will further along.
OK, here is my theory: Their next "strike" shall actually be a development of their newly-found Iranian connection. In that way they get a corridor into Russia's "soft" under-belly. Not by open confrontations but by the possibility of supporting Moslem opposition in the former Soviet republics - and Russia. Through Armenia it shall also open a land connection with Georgia - a country hostile to Russia. The Caspian Sea, with its enormous Russian natural resources borders to Iran - and Russia. Recent advances of Iranian liberal powers opens up for this, too.
The US focus in the Middle East seems to have changed from (1) that of primarily defending Israel and the Saudi family, to (2) the downfall of Russia. Some might see this (2) as leading to (1). A new US leadership might quickly reverse this. Mr. Trump, as an example, seems to have a much more prolific view on the Middle East and Russia.
With the US backing, and instigation, of the overthrow of the Ukrainian legal government loosing its momentum, they need to find new ways to proceed in their quest to have Russia conform to the Western hegemony. The US is flirting heavily with Sweden and Finland to open up for increased cooperation with NATO. Strangely enough, the politicians of those two countries seem to have learnt little of the history - that to live in peace with their neighbour and not let powers on the other side of the world decide their politics.
The situation today can well be compared with that of 1939-1941, when Hitler assembled a core of nations under his wings for the purpose of attacking the Soviet Union. US-led NATO behaves in much the same way today. That the European politicians do not have the guts to stand up to this is simply amazing. Much more could be written about this.
With China coming up in the world and the US economy going down the drain, US today are much in the same situation as Japan when the Western powers embargoed oil and metals and froze Japanese assets in the United States in 1941. The longer they wait, the weaker they shall get.