[ExI] Serious Question
neville_06 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 7 21:35:42 UTC 2007
Even so, how far can Russia go with its economy? Tony Karon:
"if Russia's GDP per capita doubles in the next decade it would equal that of Portugal's GDP today".
These days doesn't a nation need a big economy in addition to big guns, physical resources, intimidation, threats, maneuvering and manipulating? It's not like the days of the Ottomans.
Bret Kulakovich <bret at bonfireproductions.com> wrote:
Just look at the puzzle pieces. Azerbaijan is Russian's link to the
northern boarder of Iran. Making a permanent presence in Azerbaijan
is critical to Russia to guarantee the flow of resources. To do it
with approval is a bonus. Russia doesn't want to lose any more
lucrative oil field access than it already has in the past six years.
Not to mention unfettered access to the so-called "shield"
technology, which would be housed in a position easily securable by
Russia in a sudden land-grab if need be.
On Jun 5, 2007, at 11:13 PM, Olga Bourlin wrote:
> What does Putin want?
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Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha!
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