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  •  Russia needs to fail in order to rebuild (4+ / 0-)
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    Dr Swig Mcjigger, ER Doc, Timaeus, FG

    The only thing that is keeping Russia afloat is their nukes/large army, oil/gas, and the bare chested dictator. They are a deeply brainwashed people that has been embarrassed in a similar way to how Germany was embarrassed after WW1, just through different circumstances.

    When I read the comments on the Russian sites (yes I am a Russian speaker) - the vast majority is rah-rah-rah, "we are great", "Putin is amazing", "destroy Ukrainian savages", etc. They are the most brainwashed people currently on Earth, aside from maybe North Korea, but they don't have the same excuse because they actually have the Internet.

    The Kremlin parrots are all over the American/World news sites trying to spread their propaganda, but everyone knows that Russian troops and Russian heavy weapons are being used in Ukraine. They have succeeded in uniting a vast portion of Ukrainian people (many of whom used to at least like and sympathize with the Russian culture) in hating them.

    Good job Russians. What's going to happen when your bare chested dictator is gone? You will have nothing then. Russia produces so little that they have much more in common with the Arab dictators than with the West and Asia. The Western/Asian capital is fleeing as fast as possible and it is only a matter of time until their standard of living slides to almost USSR levels.

    And you are exactly right about the large pro-Putin contingent here - their comments are all above me.

    •  Russia already failed in the 90's (2+ / 0-)
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      cybrestrike, ER Doc

      That's why it has a strongman leader now.

      "The oppressors most powerful weapon is the mind of the oppressed." - Stephen Biko

      by gjohnsit on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 11:28:48 AM PDT

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    •  What about the Chinese Sheep (1+ / 0-)
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      Last Years Man

      They believe that it is their destiny to rule Southeast Asia.

      China has asserted territorial rights over land that belongs to our allies, no different than what Russia is doing in Ukraine.

      Difference is, 50% of global commerce passes through South China Sea and East China Sea, making it of strategic value to the US.

      Ukraine has very little value to the US.

      My point?

      Let's focus on containing China's territorial ambitions in Southeast Asia.

      Let Germany take care of Russia.

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project.

      by PatriciaVa on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 11:38:02 AM PDT

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    •  Great comment. (0+ / 0-)

      We're at each other's throats at times in I/P diaries, but I agree completely with you here.

      Lies written in ink can never disguise facts written in blood.--Lu Xun
      Support the BDS

      by Timaeus on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 05:27:46 PM PDT

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