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Fortunes of Empires Cannot be Discerned in One Minute Scenarios

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 19, 2015 at 15:45

This reader has differed from Dr. Pipes on a number of occasions, not for any desinged attempt to be contradictory to his scholarship of the things he writes of, but stemming from perpsectives that may vary due to variant influential factors of historical development and who was teaching the predominant versus the lesser held views. It is written that history is recorded by the victor; but victory is fleeting, sometimes vanshing in the lifetime of the victor. Victory is also snatched from the grasp of a well planned campaign, usurped by an ulterior, more cunning series of circumstances not readily seen by many but the more perceptive of observers.

The current American Administrative Chief Executive operates in a realm not readily understood. The thought process emanating from the rainbow colored White House cannot be examined productively in a one minute dissertation to attemp any grasp of where in the blazes is the United States headed.

Further, there is no tactical advantage to attempt to do so; for what is seen today is actually a culimination of several years of disassembling a culture never before known in a world that historially suffered invasion of freedoms until America wrote its freedom declarations underwritten by Divine guidance, the apprecaition of which is not so dearly held by some in today's world.

So, if not tactically, then is there any strategic sense of why the United States is allowing a world that once hated, yet respected America, to take advantage of a lessening American globally strategic influence so that an entity like a revived Soviet style Russia could move into the vacuum and say; now tovarich, it is our turn.

Could it be that this was what the Candidate meant when whispering into Medvedev's ear?

No: one minute does not give any comfort to understanding what the Candidate has in mind; nor does Putin have it all together even as he contemplates the Golan and who might get in his way going there after bolstering the ill-fated regime of al-Assad.

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