What the hell are you taking about?
Anything specific will do.
2012 Russian elections and incompetently placed U.S. support that aliebated opposition politicians
Pretty much anything to do with Russia...
Wow!!! These are your scoring points on US intel failures???
Are you on 10 kinds crack???I googled up 'Kosovo/Georgia/S.Ossetia'
...https://www.economist.com/leaders/2008/ ... not-kosovo
This the most telling piece to me...
"Yet the West is right to respond firmly to Russia's new belligerence by refusing to recognise the new states. Never mind that Russia is itself being incoherent in continuing to insist that Kosovo's independence from Serbia is still illegal (a stance driven in part by its wish to avoid setting a precedent for Chechnya or other restive republics within Russia). Mr Medvedev's assertion of a parallel between Kosovo and South Ossetia is almost entirely bogus.
This is not to deny the superficial similarities that the West would do well to accept. NATO's air war on Kosovo and Serbia in 1999 was, like the Iraq war in 2003, conducted without the legal approval of the United Nations. Both wars were aimed in part at regime change. Last February's recognition by many Western countries of Kosovo's independence from Serbia again lacked formal UN blessing (thanks to Russia's threatened veto). All this made it inevitable that Kosovo, like Iraq, would be cited as justification for other adventures. The West knew that Kosovo's independence, in particular, risked becoming an excuse for Russian recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia."
...for the life of me, I can't see any big Russian victory here anywhere? But you feel this is a 'Mr Gorbachev. tear down this wall' moment, then dream on til the cows come home you've got the only person anyone knows running around bragging about 'Kosovo/Georgia/S.Ossetia'.'.
Only one question - how does 'whatever happened in 'Kosovo/Georgia/S.Ossetia'. impact US Interests, I'm not seeing it.2012 Russian elections and incompetently placed U.S. support that aliebated opposition politicians
Oh? A Russian politician was financially backed by American mobsters? The FSB/KGB/GRU all had evidence of this and shut it down???? This is news to me....but I think Mikhail Kordokovsky was locked back then (but he was certainly no US agent/asset like TTrump.Crimea
Russian attack on sovereign Ukraine turf is an aggressive action that could have been stop by what? US Intel??? Who? Better still, HOW???? You must have the answer because because you're championing this 'victory' as a USA failure (which is weird because we don't have bases in Ukraine. Nor any defense treaties...soooo now what?Sanctions
You are calling the US Obama era Sanctions on Russia (for Crimea) being dismantled by TTrump/Pooty Russian Inc..a victory???
You do know they are still pretty intact, right? Bigger still....Mueller has yet to weigh in on TTrump/Pooty & Russia Inc - Sanctions will get worse. Question is can the subpar Russian Economy endure such a punch.
"Pretty much anything to do with Russia"...huh, well you don't know America at all fella, let me put it this way, strap in and buckle up, the shit is about to get real for Russia in a way Pooty never expects it.
But as far as the Cold War, we won ...
Round one - Mr Gorbachev. tear down this wall' event
Round two - Russia successfully selects an agent as US President.
Round three - who's standing when the dust settles? - your chips are clearly on Russia, mine are America mofo!
Can't say about what I'm on, but I sure hope you've on somethin' otherwise either you ain't as bright as you think yourself to be. It's not that hard to see the big picture or to read between the lines in those 4 points I put out. I didn't go further because I figured it wouldn't take much to dig just a wee bit deeper and see the fuckup the U.S. created for themselves in these 4 scenarios.
1) The U.S. backed Georgia. Pretty intensely - trained their rag-tag army, propped up their dimwit of a president and so on. Then you guys go ahead and push for the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo, then you guys give that dimwit the idea that he can do what he likes and he gets his ass handed to him (and a bunch of goodies for Russian soldiers to bring home that that Georgian Army you guys trained barely had time to leave behind as they were chasin' your dudes, who barely had time to abandon the capitol and your little puppet, who was cowering, afraid to get himself hung by the cahoonas.)
You gave a carte blanche for Russia to recognize these two now independent countries that was looking for an excuse for the last 15 years and showed that your support is worthless to the whole world.
2) Your idiot embassador to Russia invited pretty much the entire opposition to receptions at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, alienating them from the Russian population and showed them to be complete sellouts, killing any respect/ratings/chances they ever had...which wasn't much btw.
Killed the entire Russian opposition to Putin in one shot, rally the rest of the population around Putin and United Russia? Putin and United Russia didn't have to do anything. Just put a couple people with cheap cameras around the U.S. embassy and you guys did the rest of the work yourselves screwing yourselves.
We can really save money on our PR guys, all we have to do is let your guys do their thing, get the popcorn out and watch everything come back and hit you in the face.
3) Crimea - You sponsored and supported an illegal coup in Ukraine thinkin' it was a turkey shoot. Shit your pants when Russia used the mess you created to take back a strategically important region and have it overwhelmingly join the RF. At the same time you got stuck supporting an Ukranian version of Yeltsin and Hussein (alchoholic dictator) that you can't ditch, cause you supported him in the beginning and can't lose face now, that constantly begs you guys for money.
Yeah, you don't have any bases there, you don't need to. The fact that your guys threw their weight behind this coup is enough to show that you supported them. And they got nothing out of it, lost land and got thrown under the bus. No wonder anyone with problems and needing assistance these days is coming to Russia, and not the U.S.
4) Sanctions - you missed my point.
In the long term Russia has turned every sanction thrown at us to Russia's benefit. Be it boosting agricultural production almost twofold, industrial production and economic instruments. Without these sanctions, it was comfortable I guess to import chicken from the U.S., apples from the E.U. and use Visa/Mastercard giving them a comission off of every transaction taking place in Russia. However your stupid actions got Russians to get off their asses and actually develop these industries.
So I don't know what you are smokin', but just these points show that either your guys are incompetent, our guys are brilliant, or your guys are actually our guys in disguise.
Hell, I don't know which one to chose. I think something between choice 1 and 2.
I do not dream about movie stars, they must dream about me for I am real and they are not. - Alexander Popov