Russia’s Military Weakness Is Illusion – Research

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With reports that the United States is seeking to wage war against seemingly ‘weak’ Russia, a recent research shows that the ex-Soviet, largest in the world, nuclear-powered country ruled by an unpredictable person might not be as ‘weak’ as it is believed to be.

In just 20 years, Russia has managed without wars and other “perturbations” to rise from a semi-colony with its economy at the level of the third world to a respected world leader, capable of standing equal to world’s top leaders, according to Global Research citing Rostislav Ischenko, analyst at MIA Rossiya Segodnya.

The Research also notes that there are many of those “kitchen strategists” who “sincerely believe” that Russia can get away with anything and solve all of its problems by threatening massive nuclear strikes against the West. But those ‘kitchen strategists’ were surprised and unhappy to witness Russia’s rather moderate position in the conflict with Turkey, who shot down a Russian jet in its airspace last month.

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But then Research outlines a number of factors that allowed Russia, a country that economically and financially was at the level of a third world country, to all of a sudden become capable of standing up to the world hegemonic power and successfully challenge U.S. global dominance “on all fronts.”

“National security was supported only by nukes, as to conduct any serious operation even within its own borders, the army did have neither trained personnel nor modern equipment, fleet could not sail, and aviation could not fly,” the author of the research noted in his article.

But it has been decades on the invisible (diplomatic) front that helped Russia reach its current military and diplomatic successes, according to the research. In 1996, Russia was still at the darkest depths of the economic pit, while the U.S. totally disregarded the international law replacing it with its arbitrary actions, the author notes.

Russia: Two decades to finally challenge U.S. global dominance

NATO, meanwhile, was fully prepared to get closer to the Russian borders, but Moscow does not have the strength to respond with. With the fact that the newly created Russia, which absorbed most of the military benefits from the USSR, could destroy any attacker in just 20 minutes, nobody was willing to take a risk and fight the nuclear-powered country.

“Any deviation from the Washington-approved line, any attempt to pursue an independent foreign policy would lead to economic strangulation and subsequent internal destabilization – at that time the country lives on Western credits,” the author of the research noted.

It took Russia two decades to consolidate the power internally and restore its economic and financial systems, enabling the country to become independent from Western financial support. All that was in parallel with Russia turning its military into a modern, intimidating army. And finally, Russia needed allies, according to the research.

Russian leadership had a tough mission: to start dispersing Russia’s influence around the world starting with ex-Soviet states, find allies that want to challenge U.S. global dominance – all the while creating an illusion in the West that Russia is weak in terms of both military and economic strength.

Western myths about Russia allowed Putin to build a great country – research

And Russia successfully completed the mission of creating the illusion of its weakness. With the help of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Moscow has created the myths that still lurk in the heads of many Western analysts and pro-American Russia opposition, according to the research.

“For example, if Russia opposes another instance of Western adventurism, it is ‘bluffing to save face’, the Russian elites are totally dependent on the West because ‘their money is there’, ‘Russia sells out its allies’,” the author of the research noted.

But the world can no longer believe in myths that Russia’s rusty rockets don’t fly, or that Russia’s economy is in tatters. Only “marginals” believe in those myths, “who are not really incapable, but are too afraid to acknowledge the reality.”

The research says that these very myths and illusions about the state of Russia’s economy, military and the overall idea about the country as a whole gave Russia the precious time for reforms, all the while returning its influence in the Middle East, developing integration with ex-USSR states through Eurasian Economic Union, as well as creating intimidating integration projects with China – Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS.

U.S. wants war with Russia: former U.S. Army officer

With U.S. President Barack Obama’s move to deploy U.S. fighter jets closer to the Turkish-Syrian border to “target Russian planes,” the tensions between Washington and Moscow could spiral into a “devastating nuclear war,” according to a U.S. representative, as reported by ValueWalk last week.

Amid escalated tensions between the two countries, there are indications that the U.S. is seeking to wage World War 3 with Russia, according to a former U.S. Army officer.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Ukraine last week indicated that Washington wants to start a war with Russia by escalating tensions in the war-torn eastern European country, says Joachim Hagopian, former U.S. Army officer, as reported by ValueWalk last week.

Biden arrived in Ukraine to reassure the Ukrainian government that Washington still remembers its ally despite the fact that the U.S. cooperates with Russia on fighting Daesh (aka ISIS, ISIL, IS) terrorists in Syria.

Biden arrived in Ukraine to “kind of reassure the Kiev puppet ally government that the United States is standing behind them, ready for World War 3 against Russia,” Hagopian told Press TV.

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Polina Tikhonova is a writer, journalist and a certified translator. Over the past 7 years, she has worked for a wide variety of top European, American, Russian, and Ukrainian media outlets. Polina holds a Master's Degree in English Philology from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Saint Petersburg State University. Her articles and news reports have been published by many newspapers, magazines, journals, blogs and online media sources across the globe. Polina is fluent in English, German, Ukrainian and Russian.

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