That Putin is a dirty underhanded Soviet. He's playing the whole ME against us. Chechnia is just a show. It could all backfire against him, Or he could use the ME to sweep right through Europe, the lifelong Soviet dream.
A biblical revelation comes to mind, which is a scary thought.
Bwahahahaha. I'm going to step out on a limb and guess that... you've never been to Russia. Russia invading Europe in 2005? Warn me if they form an alliance with Canada, Monaco and Papua New Guinea, because then we'll really be in trouble.
He may have big dreams. But the rapidly declining population makes such dreams moot. A nation, in peacetime, can't continue to have 170 deaths for every 100 births -- especially on top of a net immigration outflow.
Putin? Underhanded? Perish the thought. Why he's a fine upstanding....Hey anybody seen my Super Bowl ring?