Second verse, same as the first. Only not really.
So first time around the U.S. was arming the Mujaheed in Afghanistan, against Russian supplied government forces. Now It's Damascus and the Assad government, backed by Russia and the rebels backed by the U.S.
Though ignorantly, the U.S. is sort of falling into the strategy it used against Russia the first time around as it is being drained financially in the process. We have an open front in Afghanistan, a clandestine front in the Horn of Africa, where we're funneling money into our enemies pockets and Egypt is being given millions to construct an eventual doomed-to-fail front against Israel.
Russia is older and wiser and the cost of it's past of social upheaval isn't lost on them today. I'm more than sure they recognize the United States of 2012 as the Russia of the late 19th early 20th century and how massive social division fractures the loyalty, patriotism and general health of any nation. Given all the scientific, technical and armament advancements made in the last 100 years, you can be sure our decline will be much more rapid than theirs. And they know it.
Might it be naive to say, 'I hope there is another Reagan on the horizon-in the face of this Jimmy Carter-doubled in inadequacy administration'? Probably. I hope not...
LinkRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the United States of supplying weapons to Syria's rebels, worsening the conflict engulfing Moscow's allied regime in Damascus.Russia was supplying "anti-air defense systems" to Damascus in a deal that "in no way violates international laws," Lavrov told a news conference during a brief visit to Iran.
"That contrasts with what the United States is doing with the opposition, which is providing arms to the Syrian opposition which are being used against the Syrian government," he said.