America learned once why it can't let dictators like Putin just invade
their neighbors with impunity.
Well then maybe they should stop putting people like Putin in power.
The current political system in Russia is the direct result of the
disastrous neo-liberal economic policies imposed by the West after the
collapse of the USSR.
Let's stop fucking up other parts of the world and then fucking them up
further by using military intervention to clean up our previous fuck
ups. How quickly we forget where this all goes.
lolololololololol. Or is it Troooooooooolololololololo?
Anyway, saying that the west had more than a whisper of influence on the resurrection of post-Soviet Russia, you are seriously delusional. They basically took everyone from the old club (Putin included) and shook them up in a snow globe, and let them fall in to place in the new club. Then, they passed a "constitution" that did little more than switch on the faucet of capitalism, and allowed money to gather into any oligarch that still had a piece of Old Russia. Is the west in the picture yet? Nope, didn't think so. Then, as energy prices rose from the rock bottom 80s level, money flew into Russia faster than anyone could even catch it. Billionaires were being minted weekly and so many were from the old party that corruption surged to all time highs. Aha! That's what the west did! They bought all that Russian oil and gas! How dare they, those meddling westerners.