The Caucasus of southern Russia have long been a hub of Islamist threats to the Kremlin, most recently during the 2nd Chechen War.

Now, the Russian special forces (Spetsnaz) are on high alets to prevent terrorist attacks or Islamic State infiltrations attempts to the oil-rich Caucasus.

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daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Spetsnaz are pretty bad-a*s… Only idiots wants to mess with Russia : even Napoleon and Hitler failed, so did the USMC which had its a*s kicked 5 times between 1918 and 1921, trying to invade USSR (few know of it). The afghan case is something else : in fact, USSR came bankrupt by pussing too far the cold war weapon race! It was useless to build so much nukes, submarines and tanks, the military-industrial complx had took over the citizen needs and it fucked up the economy as it’s happening in the US now… I’d like to get a spetsnaz… Read more »

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Perestroika and Glasnost basically destroyed the Soviet Union. Had Andropov lived longer the world may be different today.

daeshit sucks
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Russia is (happily) back into world politics.
My analysis differs of yours : it’s the armament race which bankrupted USSR : too much submarines, too much ICBL/SLBM/warheads, too much aircrafts and tanks, etc destroyed the USSR. I’m not a commie but the fact is that the USSR balanced the toxic ultra-liberalism and well, life was much better in western Europe when we were in the middle as, under threat to see us turning to the soviets, the big fishes were less greedy ’cause of the risk to lose everything to the commies…

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@Syria_Protector Russia is all talk. Dont think they’re friends

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At least they don’t backstab their “alliees” as some of ours (I’m french) have done so many times… If Putin is just talk, I can tell you he was offered probably the biggest bribe attempt ever proposed to a politician : enought to build a nuclear air career like the Charles De Gaulle or 5 B2 bombers on your own money! If you were told that you may become as rich as King Salman if you stay out of the Syrian troubles, would you accept it?

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I doubt it can Invade Russia or stupid enough to

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Well, they already have huge losses in Iraq and Syria… They can always try if they like the smell of napalm in the morning…