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If Expansionism Was NOT a Factor Before (tongue in cheek) -Syrian Leader is in League with Russian Now

Reader comment on item: Take Vladimir Putin's Nuclear Threats Seriously
in response to reader comment: Provocations from Every Sector - Russian's Proximity to Middle East is Just as Touchy as Finland

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 16, 2022 at 19:33

Speculations that the Russian Putin wold be a larger figurehead to contend with after his breakout absorption of the Ukrainian territories and various frontier demands to acquiesce to his requests for concessions of NATO to allow his expansion into former Soviet state properties (the Balkins, the Steppes, European business relations connected to the NORD enterprise, the Middle East-Syrian holdings and the Russian Orthodoxy properties); does he not hold the upper hand in being able to get those conecssions now that the Papal See has given him the benefit of the doubt and there is no defensive posture obtainable under conventional circumstances? How much more pressure needs to be exerted before the bubble breaks?
All other theater issues notwithstanding, it is the Middle East scenario that will bring the tell to the forefront.


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