One angry old man against the world
If Obama and the power ‘freaks’ behind him think they can tell Russia what to do, and stroll in and take their resources, the way they have in the rest of the USA’s ‘Democratisation’s’, then they are in for a very large shock. The American belief in ‘superior’ firepower only works against a poorly armed or trained enemy. You should have learned your lesson in Afghanistan, or even from a few ‘warlords’ in Africa, but the ignorant never learn.
Russia has a well armed, well trained military that will wipe the floor with your ‘arrogant’ troublesome ‘terrorists’. Take a look back at history for a view of what awaits you.
A quick look at the history of those that attacked Russia:
“Russia is a dwarf – I’ll put her on her knees.” Said Carl the 12th, XVIII century. And after the attack, Sweden forever lost its superpower status.
“I will conquer backward Russia.” Said Friedrich, mid XVIII century.
And after the attack, in 1759 the Russian army entered Berlin.
“Russia – a colossus with feet of clay.” Napoleon, XIX century.
And after the attack, in 1814 the Russian army took Paris.
“I will win the USSR by the end of the year.” Hitler, XX century.
And after the attack, in 1945, committed suicide when the Soviet Army entered Berlin.
“Russia – only a regional power,” said Barack Obama, March 26, 2014.
American arrogance and ignorance, a very dangerous combination. (Expect the worst.-Spikey.)
Some more info on Putin and Russia from:
Pater Tenebrarum at the Acting Man Blog (http://www.acting-man.com/).
Besides, here are some of the things Putin has said over time. The first quote is in response to the crisis he inherited from Yeltsin:
“During the time of the Soviet Union the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually lead to the total non-competitiveness of the economy. That lesson cost us very dearly. I am sure nobody would want history to repeat itself. We should also be aware that for during the last months, we have been witnessing the washout of the entrepreneurship spirit. That includes the principle of the personal responsibility – of a businessman, an investor or a share-holder – for his or her own decisions. There are no grounds to suggest that by putting the responsibility over to the state, one can achieve better results. Another thing – handling crisis must not turn into financial populism, into rejecting a responsible macro-economic policy. Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit, accumulation of the national debt – are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game.”
“While a modern state must honor its obligation ‘to take care of its population and ensure its social protection’ or face the risk of collapse, European countries have been ‘living beyond their means’ and are now witnessing the rise of a dependency mentality … [that] endangers not only the economy but the moral foundation of society. It is no secret that many citizens of less developed countries come to Europe specifically to live on social welfare.”
“Let us be frank: provoking military-political instability and other regional conflicts is also a convenient way of deflecting people’s attention from mounting social and economic problems. Regrettably, further attempts of this kind cannot be ruled out.”
“We must seek support in the moral values that have ensured the progress of our civilization. Honesty and hard work, responsibility and faith in our strength are bound to bring us success. There should be no place for despondency. The crisis can and must be fought by uniting our intellectual, spiritual and material resources.”
“Unfortunately, more and more often we hear that increasing military spending will help solve today’s social and economic problems. The logic here is quite simple. Additional allocations for military needs create new jobs.
[…] At a glance, it seems to be merely a method to fight the crisis and unemployment. Perhaps, in the short run, such a measure may yield some results. But in reality, instead of solving the problem, militarization pushes it to a deeper level. It draws away from the economy immense financial and material resources, which could have been used much more efficiently elsewhere.”
“One must not allow oneself to skid down to isolationism and unbridled economic egoism. … The second possible mistake would be excessive interference into the economic life of the country. And the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state.”
Can one in all honesty disagree with any of this? Admittedly, and unfortunately, Putin may not walk the walk, but Russia does have a 13% flat tax, and that alone is eminently praiseworthy.