Industrial Grade Linguist
- May 28, 2017
- Bellevue, WA
- Basic Beliefs
- Atheist humanist
I actually agree. Russia is not a team player. Not YOUR team player. The team which invaded Iraq, which bombed Yugolsavia, the team which supported ISIS in order to topple Assad. The team which does not care about democracy when it suits them (Arab Spring)These days, we don't trust Russia because Russia has never been a team player
Speaking of which, dumbass Assad does not get it, the only reason he was attacked by the West is ..... Russia and Iran. He should had cut ties with Russia and would have been fine as the rest of arab world.
It isn't clear where barbos got his ideas about history from, but they are largely skewed by the propaganda that he's been exposed to. Part of the problem is that history books were routinely rewritten during the Soviet period to reflect official doctrine, so a lot of the history of his country is still more accurately depicted in Western sources that preserved the true record. Here he confuses Serbia with Yugoslavia, and the Iraqi-dominated ISIS with the domestic Syrian rebel forces that were trying to overthrow Assad. ISIS was trying to overthrow all of the surrounding governments. Russia's main interest in that country was in keeping their naval base open there, giving them a naval presence in the Mediterranean Sea. Without Russia propping him up, Assad would probably no longer be in power.
And don't forget that your team also started WW1 and WW2.
And I don't mean Germany alone. I mean the whole damn team including WW1 "winners". So excuse me if I don't trust west's judgement when it comes to anything other than internal affairs.
Here, barbos ignores the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which actually started WWII by giving Hitler the freedom to invade Poland without having to worry about hostilities with Stalin's Soviet Union. The two countries just divided Poland, bringing France and Britain into the war. Stalin thought he was so in tight with Hitler, that he actually got caught flat-footed when Hitler took the blitzkrieg to his half of Poland. The US stayed out of it until Pearl Harbor and Hitler's subsequent declaration of war against the US for declaring war on its ally, Japan. The Soviet Union was actually on our "team" at the time the US joined the war, because we were supplying it with weapons and other supplies through Lend-Lease and other programs. Although barbos may know of these facts, he conveniently forgets them during his attempts to vilify the West and distract from Putin's naked aggression in Ukraine.
Another interesting historical fact of relevance here is Crimea. Crimea was originally part of the Ottoman Empire, but Russia annexed it by treaty after a successful campaign against the Ottomans. Russia had also annexed Ukraine, Belarus, and part of Poland through military conquest. After the Russian Revolution, those captive territories all broke away and declared independence from Russia. Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states, and Crimea all became autonomous republics within the Soviet Union that were officially separate from Russia itself. Crimea was its own Soviet Socialist Republic and apart from the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic. IOW, neither territory was part of Russia per se during the Soviet period, but that was a sham, of course. Russia dominated the Soviet Empire while paying lip service to the equality of other national territories within its borders. After WWII, Stalin basically deported or murdered the indigenous Crimean Tatar population and moved in Russians and Ukrainians to occupy the peninsula. Crimea was downgraded from an autonomous republic to an oblast. A few years later Crimea was incorporated into the Ukrainian SSR by Khrushchev, which only made sense, given the land bridge from Ukraine to the peninsula. To this day, however, Russians have treated Crimea as if it were historically part of Russia. It was never fully a part of Russia. It was only occupied territory that had been forcibly annexed by the Russian Empire.