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Re: [Full-disclosure] What do you guys make of this?

From: Joel R. Helgeson (joelhelgeson.com)
Date: Thu Sep 06 2007 - 14:45:46 CDT


There was a time in foreign policy where no country, no diplomat would make
a foreign policy decision without first asking "what does Russia think of
this?". Well, Russia is no longer a super power, the fall from which left
Putin feeling excluded. He's always wanted to get Russia back to superpower
status, he wants his Mother Russia to be significant again.

For years, the Russian economy was cash strapped. Just recently Putin
revamped the entire tax system and implemented a 12% flat tax. For the first
time since the collapse, the tax revenues are POURING in. They now have
enough gas to fuel a plane, and now they want to get back into being viewed
as a superpower, to be 'feared', they desperately want to matter again, to
be important.

So, they're acting out in an aggressive manner - using tried and true cold
war era tactics. It comes across to me as childish, throwing a fit just to
get attention.

It is not propaganda, Russia is just trying to say "We're BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!
And this time, we've got 31337 H4x0rz!"

Joel Helgeson
952-858-9111

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-bounceslists.grok.org.uk
[mailto:full-disclosure-bounceslists.grok.org.uk] On Behalf Of Simon Smith
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 11:47 AM
To: full-disclosurelists.grok.org.uk
Subject: [Full-disclosure] What do you guys make of this?

So, whats up with Russia these days? I'm hearing more and more about
Russia on the news. Is this just propaganda or is something really going on?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6957589.stm

- simon

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