mack8 from the ghetto.............how are the US sanctions on russia 'for value' now?
In the short term they have cut down Russian growth and damaged their economy... not so much ties with the US which were relatively few, but the ties with the EU and Europe which were much greater and growing.
In the long term however the shift away from the west will greatly reduce the wests "control" over Russia and links to Russia and have forced it to look elsewhere for trade and good relations, which ultimately mean a result of turning Russia towards China and Asia and Africa and central and south America... in other words the last thing the US actually wants... an unfriendly Russia that they have no levers to pull.
The temporary effect on their economy will not last forever and they will be the stronger for it and Democracy and the West will be even dirtier words in Russia.
How does china's ongoing financial collapse feels?
An economies of the west only ever go up... the whole financial system is based on bubbles that eventually burst... the bodies are cleared away and everything starts again... anyone can see the system is broken... but any alternative is communism isn't it?
From your unintellectual comment, you have no goddamn clue of what's going on in the ME........do you?
Ummm... in your last post...
Also, will Russia get bribed again by the West on the S300 drama, and back out yet again at the 11:59th hour? like it usually does?
Putin will no doubt be looked at like a joker if he backs out this time around.
When has Putin backed out?
Or are you referring to Russian President Medvedev deciding to not deliver S-300 systems to Iran?
Would the current agreement have been signed if they had been delivered?
the only people who think Putin is a joker are western retards who can't see through their own propaganda... like the leader of Australia... Costello... or was it Abbot?