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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    He wants to rebuild the Russian Empire.

    This is completely predictable.
    Yep. But it should be predictable to or Presidents as well.

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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Here's a question: do you think that the world is a more dangerous place since the fall of the Soviet Union?
    Possibly. Sorry for the vagueness but the world has always been a dangerous place and most likely always will be.Nailed on we will most likely destroy ourselves at some point in the not too distant future

    The Soviet bloc did act as a kind of small scale counter balance to US global dominance but did that really make for a safer global environment ?

    As Medusa rightly pointed out , the US/West needs a bogeyman to justify its global state terror and the big Red Bear served that purpose for a while until it's collapse. The War on Drugs and the second War On Terror will ensure that new nightmares will be used to take the place of the old Soviets in a bid to present aggression as defence.

    I mean they all do it , all imperialists use these tactics but the coming war between the West and China/ Russia should have every right minded person quaking in their boots
    There never has been a peace process, but rather an annexation process that used the “peace process” as a facade

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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Here's a question: do you think that the world is a more dangerous place since the fall of the Soviet Union?
    Yes it is. However, it's not because of the fall of the Soviet Union.

    Today, the world faces threats equally fatal, from far more sources.

    This appears to be the natural progression due to easier transportation, and increased vulnerability.
    President Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. A victory born in the hearts and minds of Everyday Americans

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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Your international policies do not change from president to president,we all know this fact
    Very true imo , and the same can be said of many other places. What is termed as " the national interest " is in fact the interests of a very small minority that wish to hold on to the privileges their wealth and the power that that wealth ensures carry on into the future
    There never has been a peace process, but rather an annexation process that used the “peace process” as a facade

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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Here's a question: do you think that the world is a more dangerous place since the fall of the Soviet Union?
    It depends on diplomacy. Russia plays by much different rules and while it is no longer a communist country it certainly is not a democracy. Putin rules with an iron hand. Unfortunately Putin probably knows as much about international business as Trump knows about diplomacy. That isn't encouraging.

    Also Putin may well hold secrets that could be damaging to Trump. Russia is extremely corrupt. Trump may have dirty hands in his business dealings in Russia. We just don't know.










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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Here's a question: do you think that the world is a more dangerous place since the fall of the Soviet Union?
    No. I think it is as dangerous as it has always been. Maybe a little more now since we have a moron coming in as our next president.

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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It depends on diplomacy. Russia plays by much different rules and while it is no longer a communist country it certainly is not a democracy. Putin rules with an iron hand. Unfortunately Putin probably knows as much about international business as Trump knows about diplomacy. That isn't encouraging.

    Also Putin may well hold secrets that could be damaging to Trump. Russia is extremely corrupt. Trump may have dirty hands in his business dealings in Russia. We just don't know.
    You can almost bet that Putin knows where the skeletons are in Truump's closet. He is former KGB, after all. And, blackmailing people was their thing.

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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Here's a question: do you think that the world is a more dangerous place since the fall of the Soviet Union?
    No. Like, a million times no. Anyone who thinks Islamism resembles a graver threat than the Soviet Union needs to be kept as far away from the levers of foreign policy as possible.

    But is it more dangerous than it was in the early 1990's? Yes. And I do put a lot of blame on this administration.

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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    You can almost bet that Putin knows where the skeletons are in Truump's closet. He is former KGB, after all. And, blackmailing people was their thing.
    Exactly. I am not saying that Trump did break laws as a part of doing business in Russia. We do know that that was/is the way business is done in Russia. As I understand it Russia complies with international law only when it feels that it must or because it is in Putin's best interest (not the in the interest of the Russian people). Putin controls it all. If there has been shady **** going on between Trump and Russia you'd have to assume that Putin is fully aware and has the information to back it up. If Putin and Company ran ELINT ops on Clintons and the DNC you know damn well he did the same thing on Trump.










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    Re: Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Exactly. I am not saying that Trump did break laws as a part of doing business in Russia. We do know that that was/is the way business is done in Russia. As I understand it Russia complies with international law only when it feels that it must or because it is in Putin's best interest (not the in the interest of the Russian people). Putin controls it all. If there has been shady **** going on between Trump and Russia you'd have to assume that Putin is fully aware and has the information to back it up. If Putin and Company ran ELINT ops on Clintons and the DNC you know damn well he did the same thing on Trump.
    I think you should find and read a transcript of Putin's recent annual press conference. He is on top of all things Russia from A-Z. He discusses World economies eloquently and economic threats to the World and Russia. Worth reading. He gives lengthy and detailed spontaneous answers to all questions.

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