Rei Murasame wrote:Then I guess we have a historical disagreement (ie, Russia is telling shameless lies and hoping that someone is listening to such lies), but my view remains unchanged. You are going to have to just accept that no amount of liberal bullshitting is going to get you out of this bind.
I do not believe in the historical disagreements because I do not believe in the history. History is a prostitute of states. That's why I do not take your opinions your opinion (oh, we are eternal enemies and it all will be ended with someone's slitted throat), all this drama is good for theaters, not for real life. The real life is: 'Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia. Oceania has never been at war with Eastasia'.
When it will be useful for Japanese (for example, when they will start war somewhere else) they will swiftly forget this stuff about eternal rivals. And maybe will remember again later. So, all this is only about interests while morale and propaganda are the weapons. That's why I spend time on the questions of morale.
As the russian philosopher Dm. Galkovsky said about the colonization of China:
"About what the scheme of 'China's stagnation' of XIX century talks? Europeans had got ready to KILL.
Akela: A deer is a very good animal.
First helper: Very good.
Second helper: Great.
First smasher: Meat.
Third scavenger: Horns. Hooves.
Akela: A noble beast. Beautiful...
First helper: (Comes saliva out and starts to scrape ice crust with the paw).
Akela: But this deer on that shore, he is old and sick.
First smasher: Yeah, dead meat. And winter comes...
Third scavenger: Stagnate. Really decaying alive.
Akela: I think Chinese need help."
So, yes, it is a question of morale. Russia is blamed of crimes she has never commited and why I must agree with those wolves' songs?
Rei Murasame wrote:Sorry, that's not how this works. You might as well be lecturing the Hmong on why they shouldn't be trying to kill French colonialists during 'the War of the Insane'
Hmong are very bad example (for me, at least). I said before (And I always say honestly too, by they way) my opinion decolonization was the worst for those decolonized themselves, not for colonialists who saved all their rights and privileges. But Hmong. Those people helped to Americans to colonize Asia, fought against their brothers for 'friends behind the ocean'. What they can teach me about killing of French colonialists? The nation of traitors.
Rei Murasame wrote:But hey, if you choose to plant yourself in the middle of Asia, what do you expect will happen?
Friendship and kindness of natives. Russia's influence in Asia was mostly positive for the region, stabilizing it. So, I do not think we have some problems with Asia. Trade only grows, thanks to US.
Rei Murasame wrote:But as it stands I think you can expect at least another 500 years of on-off proxy wars and some outright direct wars.
The planet will be united in the next 50-100 years maximum with no more proxy wars and other shit. Not by Russia though, and a lot will regret it. More people will die.
Laconas wrote:It's not completely senseless to get rid of your enemies first, instead to engage in proxy wars which may turn out to be more expensive regarding resources(including human 'resources').
Proxy wars is how you get rid of your enemies now. It is the problem of technology. The defense will always supreme the attack, so proxy wars are the same as trench warfare of the Great War.
Also, there probably will be no direct wars more, if to suppose the potential attacked all have doomday's devices (they have).
Drlee wrote:We should fear North Korea. They have something in the person of Kim Jong Un that we do not have.
Should we fear Somali too? There are very very scary and evil pirates who rob ships and fear nothing. Eskimos are a real threat nowadays too.
Drlee wrote:He is not your garden variety dictator. First he speaks German.
Putin does too.