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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-18-08 12:21 PM
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42. It's the outcome of their view of the world
their view of America as the new Roman Empire. While, yes and obviously Russia and its former satellites have uneasy relations - for a variety of reasons - one being that Poland, for instance, was much more willing to allow the U.S. to have a site where it could torture people, for instance. And Poland and other nations have a bad history with Russia and have made it a point to align with the U.S. for protection... but did anyone think through what that protection might entail?

The former east-bloc nations have been useful for the neocons b/c, when they were lying about the war in Iraq, for instance, they could use the idea of Polish troops included in the invasion to pretend whole-hearted support for their lies. The truth was more complicated, of course, and western europe saw it as another "France in Algeria" moment. They've all had them, and they could possibly profit from the situation, but they don't want to piss off Russia, a great source of energy for Europe.

Since the neo-cons spent considerable time from 2002-2005 trying to alienate western europe, those nations would be wise to continue this friendship with Russia b/c the U.S. is unreliable. Look what happened to U.S. citizens in New Orleans. Does the U.S. really have the money and power it says it does if its own citizens are left to drown and float as bloated bodies into Lake Ponchatrain?

what I'm saying is that, overall, the neo-cons have destablized the world and have alienated long-term allies and have sought out new allies in the border nations of Russia which, understandably, makes the Russians a bit leery of U.S. intentions.

Since the neo-cons were so far removed from reality with the invasion of Iraq, they do not inspire confidence in this person that they can handle any situation in a way that promotes a better world.

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