About Spheres of influence
|September 16th, 2008||#1|
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Spheres of influence info
In earlier days things were easy: Eastern Europe belonged to the Soviets and Latin America to the US. What ever happened to this agreement? McCain's bid to get Georgia in NATO will never be accepted by the Russians. So why do it? Why break a cast iron agreement which worked perfectly for so long? It can't be democracy, for this has never been an issue before. Terrorism? Don't think so. So what's the deal? Why is the US trying to be best friends with Georgia all of a sudden? I can think of one reason; an oil pipe-line free of Russian influence for the Kaukasus via Georgia,straight into an oil tanker... Please enlighten my one sided vision on US foreign policy; acquisition of oil at any cost.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Sir Winston Churchill
|September 16th, 2008||#2|
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It's always better to be under the American sphere of influence than the Russian sphere of influence. The reason why many Eastern European countries flocked towards joining NATO, the EU and went to many lengths to maintain good relations with the US is because they know first hand how BAD it is to be under the Russians.
As for Chaves, it has more to do with anti-Americanism and ideology I guess, even though Russia is no longer Communist (but a dictatorship nonetheless).
I don't think there was ever an agreement like the Spanish and the Portuguese did. It was simply a matter of strategic reach.
|September 17th, 2008||#3|
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So you think there was nothing else? No hidden agenda? I can't believe it is such a clear cut issue on old political ideologies? Then again; chances are pretty big that I am missing something or just plain wrong.
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