If the intelligence agencies were smart, they would offer to match anything you were able to con out of known terrorist groups. The scam artists of the world would de-fund ISIS in about a year, all without firing a shot.
hope they are actually russian trolls, propagandized nationalist fools
because any westerner who believes in russia as victim or russia as strong, is pathetic beyond belief
"don't antagonize the imperial thug, or what the imperial thug does is your responsibility"
gee, i would think anything vile that the imperial thug did was the imperial thug's fault, perhaps? is that a little beyond your brain wattage?
this is the crap you are trying to sell:
"why did you wear that sexy dress? that guy looked at you. so that means i have to beat you now. and it's your fault i have to beat you because you wore that dress"
that's wife beater logic
"why did you accept states fleeing the soviet union, NATO, forcing me to dismember tiny weak georgia and ukraine in my self-destructive frustration and impotent rage?"
have you been beaten too much dear poor shell shock propagandized wife?
especially since "antagonism" as you define it is: the country's and regions momentarily not under the thug's boot after the fall of the USSR doing their damned best to scramble away and not be victims anymore
but of course, you spin that as evil NATO expanding and tricking poor poland, czech, hungary, romania, lithuania, etc... good soviet member states tricked by the evil west, right?
they all hate and fear russia now, moron!
they run to the west as fast as they fucking can
NATO expansion has nothing to do with what NATO did, but everything to do with how maltreated those states were under the russian thug's boot
ukraine are, *were*, your slavic brothers for centuries. they should be your loyal friends after being on the same side for centuries. but no. they had the gall to say they have the right to decide their own fate. and the impotent rage of putin and his small dick says they have to be mercilessly punished for that "crime"
all slavic comradery completely null and void
pathetic, stupid, the logic of the wife beater and the beaten ignorant propagandized serf wives who swallow and accept that mafia thug shit
hey, at least you read that one, THEN replied
we're making progress today!
pat yourself on the back son!
1. read, then comment: ok
2. read, don't comment: ok
3. don't read, don't comment: ok
4. don't read, then comment: total shitbag
china says the spratlys are on ancient chinese maps (as if that's justification, just mapping something). no chinese ever lived there
all that happened is someone drew a nine dotted line on a napkin 70 years ago:
china plays the long game. they're an empire which has expanded and contracted for dozens of centuries. the area russia stole from them has been chinese many centuries more than russian
and is currently oveflowing with chinese:
remember how texas became part of the usa?
china wants resources
china is becoming imperialistic (they are boldly grabbing islands and you're claiming they aren't bold?)
outer manchuria was gobbled from them during the century of humiliation and unequal treaties
so the chinese are on the long view. they're just waiting. when the time comes, they will pounce, and no one will be able to do anything about it
outer manchuria is there's, they are certain of it, and when the time comes, it will be there's again. all it takes is a few more decades of russia continuing to rot economically, socially, and politically as it is, and china to continue to grow economically (and if they have social and political upheaval, then an ultranationalist demagogue may seize control and we'll see this happening sooner)
but you reply nonetheless, making you more useless than what you complain about
it won't be a nuclear war
siberia is already overflowing with chinese. china can complain about the poor treatment of minorities
run it like russia in georgia in ukraine: inflame and create puppet separatist movements
russia can bitch as loudly as it wants that china is behind the whole thing. china can simply say it's a local uprising
if russia tries anything militarily against china itself, muscular china will smack dying russia (this is in 20 years, considering russia's current economic trajectory and china's current economic trajectory)
meanwhile china will have much more money, and simply provide "humanitarian aid" to chinese and other "repressed minorities" in siberia
small weak independent state in siberia will be created, and china will dominate them with money and social influence. no need for actual declared political control
there is no openly declared war of total destruction, so there is no reason to use nukes
you're talking about an openly declared war of total destruction
if russia continues it's economic, political, and social degradation, it will become weak enough that china can free siberia the way texas was carved from mexico: an uprising by locals, controlled by china covertly. buy off corrupt russian officials, provide "humanitarian aid", etc
then there is no war declared and no one for russia to nuke
russia can whine and bitch that china is supporting the whole thing, and china can just say it's a local uprising
if russia attacks china anyway, now muscular china has every right to openly attack dying russia
either way, you absorb the "independent state" later
yes, because this is how russia operates in abhakazia (georgian province), eastern ukraine, crimea: inflame, create, and encourage a puppet separatist movement
so what i'd like to see is: in 20-30 years china rushes in to "help" chinese minorities abused by russia
just for the irony
watch russia complain in blind hypocrisy
ukrainians and georgians are nodding their heads knowingly right now
already, chinese minorities in siberia are huge and a worry for moscow:
it won't be but 10-20 years before the chinese are running siberia by economic and social fiat, undeclared, informally, if not officially politically, with russia's weak economy and small population. the actual political control can come later, even much later
siberia breaks from moscow with chinese covert encouragement, just like russia in ukraine and georgia today, and china runs siberia as small weak puppet states
that's eurocentric history
yes, napoleon and hitler fucked up badly
from the asian side, it's different. for example, genghis khan
It was vertically above him when shot, otherwise how did he end up with it in his hands?
in my defense:
well yeah, on a trajectory of 100-200 years. i'm talking about right now
i even said so in my comment you are replying to: "someday, in only a few decades maybe the way technology and world populations are going, then the scheme would realize a profit" over a shorter period
china is currently picking on vietnam, philippines, japan, india, etc., thugging han imperialist efforts to steal land
meanwhile, all is quiet on the northern border with crazy, dying russia
at some point, china will notice that it's stealing speck islands and barren mountains from its neighbors according to hilarious historical made-up "justifications," when russia actually stole vast tracts of resource-rich land from china only 150 years ago:
then things will get interesting with the derelict work force you are talking about, who can easily be handed a gun and told to charge. perhaps china will have some social/ political upheaval, an ultranationalist demagogue will take charge, and, like after every revolution (french, russian, arab spring, etc.) things quickly turn imperial on its neighbors
russia is a failed cult of personality petrostate that everyone hates because it also is a neoimperial thug (only on weak neighbors of course, like any insecure bully). it will continue to decay and have old rusty weapons someday
but china is a rising power a huge economy and with 10x the population of russia will continue to militarize with sophisticated advanced weaponry
THAT is the story with china and siberia, not this silly bridge
the world powers have to talk about how to divide russia when it finally implodes, that's the end game of the trajectory the joke country is currently on
japan gets back sakhalin, kirils
kamchatka would have to be "occupied briefly" by japan and the usa so it is not completely overrun by china when the inevitable happens
i welcome the new countries of tuva, irkutsk, yakusia, etc. (quickly and easily run over by china, and now new north korean style puppet states: i hope not, hopefully more like mongolia)
russia gets pushed back to the urals
and let's not even get started on the revenge that will happen in the european side of things...
hey germany, want to revive konigsberg?
finalnd, you deserve karelia back
it's a continuation of the rot and decay that started in 25 years ago with the collapse of the USSR. that's the long term trend that has never been reversed. a brief lull with some petroleum money that is now gone, and mafia goon putin putting a face of denial on that, it doesn't change that trajectory
if you think the kgb thug chest thumping by putin on small, weak georgia and ukraine is supposed to impress anyone other than propagandized neoserfs in a walled media garden inside russia. no: the thugging just isolates russia internationally and makes everyone despise them. so they have absolutely zero friends, and enemies all around when the longterm implosion deepens
and if you think russia's nukes would prevent this scenario: no, any use of nukes would only hasten it
russia: you lost a maritime conflict with a rising japan and then a civil war 100 years ago. get ready for a much more humiliating conflict with china, and much more internal decay
i give it 20-50 years. sooner if china gets internal strife soon and therefore the desperate need to redirect that energy to han ultranationalism on the border
i would actually prefer if it happens in putin's lifetime. let's see that asswipe humiliated. unfortunately, he'll probably die a "hero" and then all the heroic destruction he's done to russia politically and socially will result in the country's serious collapse after he dies
ok, what does that change?
opening a small part a little early offsets by a tiny fraction the tiny amounts that would make the route profitable
we're talking about comparing the price of shipping on a container ship and the price of going by rail/ truck on this crazy route