And why do you think that Russia is so rich and powerful it can ignore the international economy and do what it wants the way the US does?
Do you really think the Russians can do anything they like and get away with it?
Right now they have an alternative to SWIFT, and they are at the point where they are probably strong enough to do a lot of things they would have been crushed for doing even just 10 years ago.
Putin is the reason they are in that position... but go on whining about it...
Is not about Money GarryB.. already told this to you.. Is not about Military power either.. Is not about Disconnecting
Russia from the west.. i never said that.. Reason why the communist party ,makes Putin to look like a genius.. in comparison ,to what they promote.. a return of the mistakes of the things the Soviet Union did..
I Already told you ,that Russia/Putin did the right thing in Ukraine and Syria.. when its comes to Re-action to
the conflicts ,once they started. So im not questioning Putin capabilities to minimize damages to a broken car..
and get a broken car to continue working.. What im questioning is Putin Ability to understand Why Russia is
not respected in the world.... Obama even told it...and made jokes about it.. What does Russia make? told Obama..
to a discourse aimed at the international community. Obviously Obama knew Russia produce excellent second to none military hardware ,nuclear reactors ,missiles and Space Rockets. he knew that.. But still Why Obama was asking What does Russia make? he was speaking about Russia civilian Business.. that export NOTHING ,that the world really needs.. understand?
So i will trade any day , a Russia with 10% GDP economy growth by year ,selling Energy and potatoes to records levels in the world..to third world nations. For a 1% GDP growth Russia Economy exporting Modern Innovative technology to Europe that the world likes and nobody else have.. So is not about numbers , not about quantity ,but about QUALITY... Not about Numbers.. but about having the attention of the world ,specially the west in future development ..understand?
Middle east if you look at Saudi Arabia ,Qatar ,UAE.. their nations ,most of it looks like is all ,
at the level of Sochi at least.. it looks stunning their roads and buildings ,airports with gold ,superior
that anything the west have.. but do the middle east have real influence to the west? NO.. other than
selling something to them no.. the opinion about them ,is always the same , Third world nations with money
with luxury but a poor quality of life and poor influence. nobody wants to be closer to Saudi Arabia or Qatar..
or UAE.. they produce nothing too.. so nobody will like to study there..
The quality of most of Russia economy ,is at the same level of AFrican third world nations.. Why?
Because Russia economy , largely depends on Business that don't require brains..business than even the most primitive outdated nations can do.. like Energy business ,Agriculture,Mining , Roads and housing.. and tourism..
Russia have an energy industry..and so NIGERIA too.. and most third world nations in the world.
Russia have an agriculture industry.. and So NIGERIA too.. and most third world nations in the world.
Russia have a mining industry.. and so Nigeria and most third world nations..
Russia promotes heavily sports like religion..and so every other third world nation too..
The difference is that Russia is a world major exporter of top military hardware and also export nuclear reactors too.
Yet Obama told ... to the international community.. what does Russia make ? THis is because none of the things
that Russia build are meaningful in any way ,shape or form for the average civilian Society.. Understand?
So no , im not saying that Putin needs to start a war with NATO ,creating a no fly zone in SYria.. or that Putin need
to be Stronger with its military.. NO.. What im saying.. is that Putin needs to be STRONG on Business that nobody else can do/ or only a couple of nations can... for being too difficult to do ,for requiring Real Knowledge ,Intelligence and Scientific power.. with the Goal of making Russia a leader in the world.. in the things that really matter ,that people can use every day.. and will like to have.. understand?
Said in another way.. If US top technology giants from california.. abandoned US and moved to Russia to work for kremlin ,then US will lose in no time its world influence over the world.. and the only way they will have keep Europe on his orbit ,will be through terrorism.. with negative influence.. of economic sanctions ,CIA revolutions , invasions of US for regime change.. So US will not be able to hold its Empire.. if is not attractive anymore ,for no longer having a leadership in any business that matters for civilian society... that is US Empire ,their influence will collapse.. will have nothing to Influence the world anymore..People in Europe will see ,they no longer need to follow the American Empire system.. and will see Russia as a better nation.. UNDERSTAND?
So is not about being "Strong" or more intimidating ,with the military ,what Russia needs to be ...but about
making Russia a Business Leader im the world that and export modern technology ,that can counter US business in the things they are more praised in the world .. understand??
Oh noo.. Russia have no money for that.. yes they have.. but putin the ignorant keep wasting money in Sports and Olympics.. and Victory parades and in charity for world war 2 veterans . and in promoting Russian past.
They invested $52 billions dollars in Sochi Alone.. and about $12 billions in FIFA 2018.. and agree with a $250 billion super train to CHINA... Russia have a hell of a lot of money ,, that very few nations can pull from their ass..but Russia can do it.. while at the same time reducing the budget in things , that could allow Russia to truly Counter American Empire influence in the world.. like Space .
So this is pure Lunacy , Putin's Vision of Russia... and if it is True ,that he will capitulate to the Americans with an even more mediocre dependent economy of the Americans.. turning Russia into a near vassal state of US for peace.. then that will not be Idiocy , but treason.. and will deserve a revolution.
So this is all what im saying.. stop the waste of money in Bullshit sports and Olympics , and in Promoting the better times of Russia in the past , privatize its sports industry and government should sell its energy assets to Europe to friendly nations ,privatize it.. half Gazprom and Half Europe.. stop wasting money meaningless Trains to China ,and with the money saved ,invest the dam money in Business like an ambitious space program or in counter US technology giants in California.. thats is all that i want... Russia needs to counter American influence in the world.. nothing more and nothing less.. so thats when Putin will start to notice a change of tone of the west. when Russia interest will be
respected.. Senator McAin wanted to sanction Russia space program and could not do it.. why ? Because Americans Respect and admire a lot Russia space program... So Putin already have the magic formula to counter American sanctions.. all that Putin needs to do.. is promote the development of Russia in a totally different way.. instead of commodities based economy , All Putin needs to focus is in promoting and economy that is a Fun Economy..things
people truly respect and fascinates them.. this is Soft Power ,So Russia economic model ,should aim to hit very hard
California Tech Giants not only compete but to Lead but also develop a very ambitious Space Program.. and not allow
US to take the lead in space.
i have to repeat myself so many times.. because people keep missing the whole thing . Russia in fact don't need
to put more pressure on its economy ,to counter the US empire.. what it needs is A LEADER with Vision ,that instead
of wasting the money in meaningless things that at best will promote Tourism.. he should invest the money in an Modern Industrial technology revolution. And is not about inventing only ,since many inventions never are used..
.but about developing a strong international business ,that switch Russia from a commodities exporter power to a innovative Technology exporter and the clear leader in Space.
GarryB ...Why US and Soviet Union ,invested so many $$Trillions in their Space Program.. why so much money
for just a ride to the stars ? Because it was a RACE for INFLUENCE.. a race to Attract Europe and other developed
nations to your Orbit.. thats why...
So Putin needs to develop an Economy aimed 100% at Influencing Europe away of the American system.
not with gas discounts ,but by drawing their attention away from TOP US tech and space Industries business.
By making Russia the most influential nation in the world.. and how you make a nation influential ? By doing
things that draw the attention of the most developed nations in a major positive way.. thats how. Putin wants
attention... he told the west don't listen us.. now they will listen right? Good.. then if Putin wants attention..
that Russia interest in the world are Respected.. then is not with Hypersonic Missiles .that never will be used
how he will get Respect ,but by Building equally amazing Civilian innovative Business ,that the west can match.
If Putin invested as much energy as he does in Sport and in modernizing its military , into countering US tech Giants in California and US space program.. then long ago Russia space program will have landed with humans in the moon and mars and Russia having the only Space Tourism industry in the world ,with travels around the moon orbit and return..
and all the world attention on Russia.. All Russia adversaries will be respecting Russia.. congratulating Russia and American companies in a fight to get closer to Russia. Russia Not ignored anymore.. Russia interest respected..
IF Russia was a highly influential nation to the west.. not even its nuclear weapons will be needed at all.. what a contradiction no? Putin needs a very powerful military ,to counter its abysmal influence with the west. But had Russia had Leadership. that is was leading the world development.. then Everyone will be seeking to become closer to Russia..
and the US unipolar world ,disbanded.. and a multipolar world of international law and respect for others will rule.
Why Putin estabilization of Russia economy today to 1% or 3% or 5% of 10% , today or next month or year..
why none of this really matter? Because all Putin achievements in Russia economy can be reversed over night
with a new war ,Russia is forced to participate in defense of allies or with a new round of sanctions of Europe..
If Americans manage to get Europe Fully aligned with them... lets say stop buying energy from Russia?
then Russia will go bankrupt.. understand? and they can do it.. look the baltics.. they so loyal to US ,that prefer
to pay twice more for energy than abandoning US empire.
So what really matters is What is Russia doing longterm to counter the American
System , the American Business Influence over Europe.. this is what really matters.. Because as long Russia do nothing
to counter US influence over Europe , then NATO will continue to exist..and the US sanctions will continue to damage
Russia economy. and Russia security will be at major risk too.. So is not by "stabilizing" Russia economy ,how you "fix" Russia problems.. Because the root of the problem is not fixed.. that is US at war with Russia and Russia doing nothing to counter it. neither Russia is doing anything to Influence Americans..that also can be influenced.. look at Russia space program. thats a fucking influence Russia have on Americans.. is probably the only thing Russia influence not only the US gov but also American society too.. but Putin the Great Ignorant don't take major advantage of this..
To take this influence of Russia space program to a new level by making it far more ambitious long term than the American one... Praising Putin for minimizing the Damages the US have done to Russia is not understanding the big problems Russia face.. Any other front line US opens on Russia as they did in ukraine and Syria ,lets say NATO attacks Serbia in same way they did to Syria.. could sink Russia economy ,and reverse all Putin gains. overnight. or US restarting the war in Ukraine forcing Russia to invade will sink Russia economy.. and Putin developed (fake) "Stability" will end . So in general Russia in reality is a very vulnerable weak nation today,(not as bad as the 90s. but still not strong enough to have a real independence) only because of its dependence on the western system that Putin did not counter for most its political life ,perhaps in the believe that Russia will be allowed to build energy pipelines to Europe in peace and make Russia a very rich nation without US opposing it .
What History and life experiences is teaching Russia , is that Russia needs to be a True Independent Nation
.. not only in politics,military but in Business too and that it can't allow US major influential business to continue dominating ,and Russia needs to lead
in the world development.