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Thanks for that. He sells junk but gives insight for free.
"We don't care about the Syrian people either", who are "we"? My time in Syria was very pleasant and I never smiled so much in my life, I had "grin-pain" by 9am. I care.
Syria is not a backyard. Look at the map, it is part of the triangle.
Backyard was a euphemism for the way powerful countries often treat their neighbors. By "we", I meant our government. I care about the Syrian people too and am sorry for what they are going through.
I wanted to show you all the port. If you go to 34.910675,35.865204 on google maps (turn on photos) you can see Russian ships in Tartus harbour. They have had an aircraft carrier based here since nov 2011.
Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, stopped at Tartus for 3 days or so then turned around and went right back home (in Severomorsk). Warships in the Tartus port look like the Syrian Navy to me.
Thanks for your response, Attikos. Reading it, I had some visions for dystopic science fiction novels...
When it seems that there's a choice between two evils, I look for a third option.
While I accept that Russia is a long term strategy player, I don't think communism is anything to do with it. The political system of each country allows access to power, the recently destroyed economic process is not relevant.
There really are no communists, not in practical terms. That system doesn't work. Socialism on the other hand is inherently driven to globalism, but Russia is a special case and was imperialistic long before the 1917 revolution.