macedonian wrote:Hannibal Barca wrote:I would agree if the discussion was about Syria or Argentina or Cuba or whatever but the discussion is about Eastern Ukraine and Russian people and don't through out this shame that they have no Russian pasports because this excuse is absolutely disgusting.
So in such case Russia can and is obliged to act unilaterally and decisively. Tactics are probably acceptable when dealing with third parties but against your own people is not to be tolerated.
If you see someone insulting your daughter you will not intervene just because he is taller and stronger? How pathetic.
I said, my strategy may not be the most effective, but if I was Putin I would had razed Kiev to the ground already from February and every day it passes I feel like I was all too right from the very beginning.
Oh, I've mentioned my opinion on how Russia should be proactive time and time again!
And I do agree with you...
But the point still stands...when everyone abandoned India and refused to sell weapons to them TO DEFEND THEMSELVES Russia stepped in.
And what to they get in return: Lukewarm support by India.
And China's most advanced weapon systems are Russian made. Russia does get more support from China, but not nearly enough (IMHO).
Now see 'The West': They ALL AGREE on sanctions on Russia, even countries like Germany, France and Italy, though they stand to lose A LOT! Russia doesn't get that kind of support from its 'allies' AT ALL! So, Russia is alone at this.
I'm not saying that Russia is right on how it acts (I've suggested otherwise)...I'm saying they don't have ANYONE REALLY BACKING THEM, as oppose to how America that has loads of countries that it can count on...some puppets (like yours and mine) and some not really standing up to them (like India and Brazil)...
well.. there are solutions. or ruther one solution to all this..
to give full support on IRAN and clear out the desert part btwn Syria and Iraq from ISIS. That move will change the world as almost all energy sources will be under the potensial influence of RF. That is if IRAN becomes dominant in the gulf. This will make the mind of Quatar and even S Arabia to start thinlking changing sides , and if they dont they will have to face IRAN.
Also India and China will understand that they have to be closer friends..
An other canning idea is to threaten one way or another the secured flow from Nigeria and Angola..
So .. there are lot of options inetrnationaly to paly with if RF gets unhooked from this EU-friendship ideology has at the moment.
IRANs power has been under estimated and has not played yet.
in the margin of the above.. BRAZIl is almost facing a coloured revolution .. so they might think about it after the games..
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