Yes, the Russian Bear of old has returned to the dance floor and the left is once again falling over it’s feet to show the world they are not afraid to dance with the Bear…
Round One was like the old Dance Marathons of old with the Western countries, the United States taking the lead, dancing till the Eastern Countries dropped. The Soviet Union so exhausted it fell apart.
When the Soviet Union fell apart some years ago most nations breathed a sigh of relief and thought the Cold War was over and that Russia was going to join the rest of the world in “Peace and Harmony”… This was a vision that had NO foundation in the real world…
All anyone has to do is look at the history of the Soviet Union…
During WWI the Russians were trying, at one point, to decide on whether to continue the fight or go for peace.. The Germans smuggled Lenin from Switzerland into Russia….*That is another thing we can blame on the Germans – the cold war* where the new communist government took over the country by killing the Czar, the entire family and all the servants.. This would be a kind of trend..
Some years later the Russians would get together with the Germans to divide up Europe. Together they invaded Poland and kicked off what would escalate into WWII. The only reason we would be Allies with the Russians is because several months before the United States got into the war Russia was attacked by it’s ALLIES the Germans.
Over the years I have heard so much about the suffering of the Russian people. How the faced so much deprivation during WWII.
The problem with this thinking is that it ignores the idea that if the Russian people not been so paranoid about the rest of the world, they obviously saw the rest of the word as being like them, they would have supported the rest of Europe and helped put down German aggression AT THE START, which would have eliminated the German’s later attack that almost defeated the Russians. This would have saved many European lives as well as Russian. Then again the Russian mindset is one that involves humanitarian principles… Look at this : While Adolf Hitler is responsible for the death of 6,000,000, or so people, Stalin is credited with, depending on where you read it, between 40,000,000 and 60,000,000 people.
Sure the Russians helped the Germans invade Poland because they, so they say, wanted a buffer between them and the hostile west..
A west that was hostile to actions of the Russians.. Here is an interesting article from the U. S. State Department office of the Historian. Read this page and then tell me why their recent actions are a surprise?
Yes, the Bear is back and up to his old dance tricks.
That Joe Guy.