I've always felt that Russia was a perfect and natural ally against the real enemy: radical islam.
We should reach out to the Russians as partners. But no, instead we lecture them and humiliate them.
My people come from Eastern Europe. I know about Soviet tyranny. But that was then. Today I'm not worried about Russian tanks rolling across Europe. But I am worried about sharia law creeping into Europe.
I agree as well, Russia can be the best ally we have against Islam if we quit treating as a defeated nation. I don’t know what Putin thinks but I can easily understand the average Russian lamenting the loss of power and influence it once had, I’m sure that’s what many of them miss, not the SU itself.
That’s why I was so pissed over the us intervention in Georgia, its their back yard and pissing them off gets us nowhere.