The Threat of an Overextended Russia

The West’s experts on modern Russia, its national interest and its conduct of foreign policy — have had a rough 18 months.

U.S. intelligence estimates concluded in late February of 2014 that Russia’s massive military exercises on the border of Ukraine were a hollow display of force. Russia would never openly invade its European neighbor, much less annex sovereign territory into the Russian Federation. Wrong. Following the Ukrainian invasion, an ever-stiffening sanctions regime on Russian individuals and institutions was said to constitute an inflection point at which Moscow would begin to climb down from the crisis it had sparked in Europe.

Wrong again.

  • Petey the First

    And I ask again, why in the world would you set up Russia to be the enemy? We may not see eye to eye on some things but we sure as hell are better allies than enemies.

    I don’t get why our leaders don’t see this.

    • Millie_Woods

      A lot of people are asking that question. Trump seems to be the only politician to have figured it out.

      That is if he really is a politician.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        As the article states, Netanyahu figured it out and he has become the de facto leader of the free world.

        • Millie_Woods

          American politician I should have said.

    • DD_Austin

      The Russians aren’t Gay, and they aren’t muslims
      Our “leaders” however are either gay or muslim

      • Petey the First

        In Canada we has Stephen Harper and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. To my knowledge they are neither gay or Muslim. The two other parties … well, I don’t trust either of them.

        • DD_Austin

          Really? Harper and the PCs run the same gay/muslim
          agenda as everyone else.
          Can’t tell the differience between Chrietian, Trudeau, Martin
          and Harper’s governments?

          That’s probably because there isn’t any….

    • Putin wants a pipeline. Assad is the key to that. If having Assad means some stability, that’s a plus, too.

      Putin will stop short of total destruction of ISIS. He can’t afford to lose TOO many men.

      Obama does not want ISIS stopped at all and the rest of the West lacks the moral fortitude to vapourise the b@$#@rds.

  • Everyone Else

    since when has commentary been so wrong about everything

    in this dumbass article they’re trying to put the USA at war against Russia