Let us answer these one by one:
Oh yeah, and the separatists were losing up until august 1st and then what happened? Russia sent in support, that’s what.
Thank you. For once the commenter says something that might be true. The paragraph above has actually been a thesis of mine, but it is very hard to figure out if it is true. The West is almost useless due to all the lying, and the rebels are not exactly forthcoming about Russian support. I am close to the rebels, and I have been able to figure out a few things based on coded language they use, but it’s been hard. Anyway, all revolutionary groups get outside support. What’s the big deal?
And the reason that Putin denied integration to south Ossetia and these other flyspeck countries is because they have no value to him. They’re nothing but fragmented, balkanized countries with no intrinsic value but a lot of whackjobs that can create havoc through terrorism.
Yes but Western propaganda says Putin is trying to re-establish the USSR. Those areas were part of the USSR. If he is trying to re-establish the USSR, why doesn’t he annex those places? You see how the West’s argument makes no sense?
Ukraine though? Now that’s the real prize. Food from rich soil, energy, borders with NATO countries, hell, now that’s some good shit right there.
This is just crazy. Putin does not want Ukraine. Russia grows plenty of food and has lots of energy already. Honestly, Ukraine is such a gigantic money hole and basket case that Putin wants nothing to do with it. It will take $160 billion to bring the Ukies up to Western standards. Putin won’t pay it, and the West won’t pay it either. The Ukies are screwed. Sad. Putin does not want a border with NATO! Are you kidding? What Putin wants on all of his borders are non-NATO states – preferably neutral states. Ukraine was a fairly neutral state from 1991-2014, but then that all changed when the neocons got involved and ruined everything. Putin simply cannot tolerate this genocidal, fanatically Russophobic Nazi state on his border. It is unacceptable. What Putin wants for Ukraine is one thing: regime change. Putin doesn’t even want Novorussia! More land, more people, more problems. He has enough of all three already. Furthermore, Novorussia is in ruins. Who wants that?
That’s the exact reason why Hitler went after it and hence fucked up the invasion of Russia; because Ukraine is just too pretty for any tyrant to pass up.
See this is the Putin is Hitler lie again. Look, if I thought for one second that these Western lies were true and that Putin was really the new Hitler, I would be echoing the commenter in a heartbeat. But I just do not believe it.