Alahunter Alabama Fan Member since Jan 2008 88710 posts
re: Russian Warships headed to Syria(Posted by Alahunter on 6/19/13 at 9:34 pm to Stingray)
That's one of the things that helped drain them in the 80's, in Afghanistan. We've played that part this past decade, and the people in Washington can't seem to open their eyes and see that no good results have come from it. Didn't for Russia back then, not for us now. And our guys are going to exacerbate it by going into Syria now.
quote: We have no vital national interest involved in their civil war. None.
If Russia can deliver their petrol to eastern Europe at a competitive price point that will displace current competitors current providers will lose market share. But that is not the real concern. I think the concern is that Russia will not accept payment for their petrol in US dollars. That is a threat to the US dollar. Again this is speculation based on this.
CITWTT LSU Fan baton rouge Member since Sep 2005 31765 posts
re: Russian Warships headed to Syria(Posted by CITWTT on 6/19/13 at 9:43 pm to Alahunter)
Why is it that I think that the 20,000 Russians aren't civilians but military in nature? Could it be because of reading about weapons caches found by Israel when they invaded Lebanon many years ago to stop missiles from landing in the north of thier nation? I will have to go to Barnes and Noble to get the exact numbers of weapons, and the people that control the territory closest to Syria have a large footprint to move weapons into the country, and like Assad.
The dollar has been dine for a while. It's in controlled decline right now. You think BRICS put a bank together to create a weak currency? People are tired of the west. As soon as a BRICS dollar can be stabilized and the economies synced (which could actually take a little while), the petro dollar is done. Guess where gold has been trickling to the past few years? It ain't fort Knox! I guess the real question here is Russia gog or magog?