Saturday, April 14, 2018

CBS News: How did Russia respond to the airstrikes in Syria?

[VIDEO] As I focus on sports entertainment and railcams (including one that has recently been deleted with no archival footage available) a military action took place yesterday in Syria. America, Great Britain, and France engaged in airstrikes that targeted Syrian chemical weapons over fears that they used them in their continuing civil war. Remember last year, President Trump also ordered airstrikes for roughly the same reason.

What's the worry now Russia, has a presence in Syria. I need to do more research as far as whether or not they're attempting to back the President Dictator Bashar Al-Asad. Anyway, Russia is a nuclear power and with charges of them meddling in an American election they seem to be attempting to stage a comeback on the world stage.

Just think over 25 years ago the former superpower known as the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR or Soviet Union or even CCCP in Russian Cryllic) was a dying entity. Little did many of us know at the time. And living in the reality not of a nuclear power Soviet Union, but it's immediate successor the Russian Federation had often been seen as a weak nation that just so happen to have a nuclear stockpile. Mikhail Gorbachev had been replaced by Boris Yeltsin and President Yeltsin seems like such a likeable jovial politician even if my perception was of his own alcoholism.

Today who's the Russian menace Vladimir Putin, the current president there. He used to be a KGB agent, and he showing why we don't want to mess with the KGB. Of course the Soviet Union is dead with the KGB, however the mentality remains. Putin may not entirely have the bells & whistles of a superpower, however, the aspirations are there.

Let's seriously hope that the Syrian situation doesn't escalate and the world doesn't have to worry about an old fashioned Cold War between USA and Russia.

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