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    President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia


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    Re: President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia

    "The world has changed so drastically that people with some common sense cannot even imagine such a large-scale military conflict today. We have other things to think about, I assure you."

    I believe this is true.
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    Re: President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia

    There's a strange atmosphere of illogicality and confusion when Russia is raising concern about NATO nations upgrading their defenses reasoning said concern with "you have nothing to fear". Then what is Russia fearing, exactly?
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    Re: President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    There's a strange atmosphere of illogicality and confusion when Russia is raising concern about NATO nations upgrading their defenses reasoning said concern with "you have nothing to fear". Then what is Russia fearing, exactly?
    Most likely Russia is fearing a belligerent and mendacious US government, is my guess, not being a Russian.

    I know that if Russia were conducting the same sort of operations in Mexico, Cuba or Central America that the US is conducting in Russia's backyard, we would be crying bloody murder.

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    Re: President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Most likely Russia is fearing a belligerent and mendacious US government, is my guess, not being a Russian.

    I know that if Russia were conducting the same sort of operations in Mexico, Cuba or Central America that the US is conducting in Russia's backyard, we would be crying bloody murder.
    Russia does arm Mexico, only in 2013 the Mexican department of defense had spent 35m$ on Russian arms imports. Don't see a problem with that, Mexico isn't at war with the US nor will it probably ever be. Likewise, Russia recognizes it ain't going to be at war with any NATO member, so again why fear when they upgrade their defenses?
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    Re: President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Most likely Russia is fearing a belligerent and mendacious US government, is my guess, not being a Russian.

    I know that if Russia were conducting the same sort of operations in Mexico, Cuba or Central America that the US is conducting in Russia's backyard, we would be crying bloody murder.
    Ukraine crisis: It’s not just the Russians spoiling for a fight
    Extremists on both sides in Ukraine make the chances of peaceful settlement unlikely

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...r-a-fight.html
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    Re: President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Russia does arm Mexico, only in 2013 the Mexican department of defense had spent 35m$ on Russian arms imports. Don't see a problem with that, Mexico isn't at war with the US nor will it probably ever be. Likewise, Russia recognizes it ain't going to be at war with any NATO member, so again why fear when they upgrade their defenses?
    So Russia is in the arms business. It's a big club in the international scheme, but their sales are nowhere near what our numbers are.

    I wasn't really talking about SELLING arms, I'm talking about conducting military exercises, as we do over there. Just a few months back the US, I think 173rd, paraded all through eastern Europe.

    If the Russians did that in Mexico we would be apoplectic.

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    Re: President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    "The world has changed so drastically that people with some common sense cannot even imagine such a large-scale military conflict today. We have other things to think about, I assure you."

    I believe this is true.
    Though, it may be true on the face of it and the problems we face are giant, that simply is not the way things work, as anyone knows that has studied how wars begin.

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    Re: President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Though, it may be true on the face of it and the problems we face are giant, that simply is not the way things work, as anyone knows that has studied how wars begin.
    Perhaps you didn't focus on the pertinent part of Putins statement!! "People with some common sense"!!!!
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    Re: President Vladimir Putin tells West not to fear Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    So Russia is in the arms business. It's a big club in the international scheme, but their sales are nowhere near what our numbers are.

    I wasn't really talking about SELLING arms, I'm talking about conducting military exercises, as we do over there. Just a few months back the US, I think 173rd, paraded all through eastern Europe.

    If the Russians did that in Mexico we would be apoplectic.
    We're talking about NATO nations here. The US has a pact with these NATO nations. A military pact. Yeah, you've guessed it, it's called NATO. The US having military exercises with Denmark or Norway or Italy is of no concern to Russia nor should it be, Russia as it says so itself is not going to be at war with these states.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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