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To: buwaya

Putin wanted Bush reelected because then Russia could play balance-of-power politics. America retreating would oblige Russia to deal with militant Islam and Chinese expansionism. As long as America is engaged, he can play America and our common natural enemies off against each other.

(Yes, wheels within wheels: There's a reason 'byzantine' got it's secondary meaning. We Orthodox are Christians, but we're still Eastern.)


38 posted on 04/07/2006 2:42:03 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: The_Reader_David

America retreating would oblige Russia to deal with militant Islam and Chinese expansionism.==

IMHO that is true.

As long as America is engaged, he can play America and our common natural enemies off against each other. ==

IMHO it is far fetched. Because such tactics may unite your "enemies" so they both attack you to punish for betrayal.


46 posted on 04/08/2006 8:37:13 AM PDT by RusIvan
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