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Edge of Rationality Exceeded - Former Objectives Seen As Obstacles - Understanding Why Soviet Intentions Never Succeeded

Reader comment on item: Take Vladimir Putin's Nuclear Threats Seriously
in response to reader comment: Exploiting NATO Fears Further - Former Soviet Domination Apparently No Longer Lost to Modern History

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 26, 2022 at 12:12

Depending on one's perspective, the Ukraine scenario has many vistas, none of them being considered now as having the best intentions validated for reasons only future history will be able to record. It is an unfortunate circumstance; but its inevitability is inescapable. Past history has dictated that.
Speaking of inevitability, the next global conflict has its causes and effects already written in the hearts of those destined to be complicit in greater calamities of human dereliction towards any efforts to seek peace, let alone achieve any sense that the peoples of this planet could ever concede to live in harmony. The stench of selfish ambitions is more rife with multiples of postulations about the false narrative of climate activitism, seeded with ice crystals of hardened hearts attempting to embrace the fantasy that humanity reigns.
Which brings us to the Russian dilemma. Russian Leader Putin is a survivor of an age in which Soviet supermacy was not solidified until they purloined American nuclear secrets (remember that American freedom came with a cost that not all Americans belief in American supremacy - see Rules of Alinsky et al): obtaining such leverage (we'll leave the motivations for those secrets later) was and is a continuation of the struggle for gaining superiority over all others in the ultimate prise of dominance in global aspirations.
The Russian has it bad.
As such, being among the Soviet survivors that appreciated all those kilotons of devastating threats, what are the values of this capability if not being able to hang a sign over a bunker with the admonition of 'in case of lost cause-break glass.'
Earth already has enough 'burn scars' to know that nuclear military uses are to be respected, if not outright feared; but the caveat, one that the Soviet threat never realized. They are in as much danger of it backfiring as anyone else, a luxury of use only America experiance so far. The warning now is that once started, like the 'China (Chernobyl) Syndrome,' it will be humanly impossible to contain. The Soviets never learned this: the world will have to learn by the lack of Soviet restraint.

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