What are they thinking in Russia?

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    With this whole Georgian thing going on, I've doing more research into what is actually happening in Russia. I guess I should have known this, but I was not aware of the Putin Youth. They are known as Nashis. "Our Guys" They provide "street presence" for Putin in political demonstrations. They also specialize in terrorizing and breaking up the non-Putin political rallies. You could think of the SA with the Nazis and you wouldn't be far off.

    There is an estimated 120,000 Nashis operating in Russia with funding from the Kremlin. They take their orders from First Deputy Ivanov. So, what's on their mind?

    The reaction to this in places where note has been taken of it, is that this is an indication of a return to totalitarian rule. There is too much information on this to post links, just Google it.
     
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    There is going to be a war, a huge war. Putin's been planning this for a while. and yet there will still be people telling us that we are to blame.
     
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    They're already doing it.
     
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    What is Russia's military capability?
     
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    The Russians are always formidable.
     
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    The people on the street in Russia are probably asking themselves why the US is so upset over one nation invading another. Particularly since we did the same thing in 2003.

    Okay, the argument will be made that Saddam was a dictator. Perhaps he was but Iraq was still an independent nation. There are many "dictators" around the world that we allow to stand and they even violate human rights standards BUT they may not have oil....hhhhmmmm
     
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    The retreat from democracy began as soon as Yeltsen stepped down. The irony is Russia is going to pass from a Communist state, through a breif democracy period, right into a Fascist state. 60 years after they fought the Great Patriotic War against the forces of Fascism they become Fascist themselves.

    Continued aggression to fend off the "Europeanization" of the former Soviet sattelite states but also the need to project power into resource and pipeline rich South Asia and to fend off the number one threat to Russian power, radical Islam on its southern flank.

    This is why the US is going to stay, in force, in South Asia and Iraq. Huge military bases to use for power projection as there is no sea for carrier task forces to operate in. China, India and Russia all desiring to control events in this vital part of the world and US needs to be a player here, to.

    No troops coming home from this part the world in anyone's lifetime posting here.
     
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    They don't provide strategic access to vital parts of the world. We used Sadaam for decades to counter Iran and to provide a buffer between the Soviets and their desire for a warm water port and the ability to cut off the Persian Gulf. When he became too hard to swallow, we still needed his country, but not him. We got rid of him.

    What strategic access or resource does Burma or N. Korea offer? None. Iraq, Afghanistan? Get a map. That's how STRATEGIC politics works. We used to call it realPolotik...
     
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