Re: Duck & Take Cover
Dusty , old Ronny and the iron lady HAD to , the soviets where up to a lot , including internal change, the old Patriotic war crew where dying off, the new breed like gorby , where NOT Communists but scientific Socialists , way bigger ideaology conflict than many realise there .. and they had too many itchy triggers at that period PLUS europe was getting "flaky' peace protests everywhere etc , gov's getting greener etc they had to move ..
VN had backfired , the US had shown it would screw up any attempt by global communism and make it far too expencive to try in any real way , that took all the little quasi marxists states in africa out of play .. if the grand soviet had not been so cautious because of old Ronny and gone ahead with the african plans , we'd be in a way worse position and ... while it would have held the middle east a bit more stable , immigration would still see us with our islamist issues
the star wars was the last and final dagger for the Soviets, they had no real hard currency to obtain the massive technology input they required to keep up , if those funds had of been used for expansion to africa as was the plan..
and we'd be faced with the isues of african rulers in general x marxists
since we have introduced the holy land faiths to africa almost every tin pot dictator thinks he has or is the right hand of god or has a direct line
can you imagine a idi amin dada with a mid ranged nuke ?
it's bad enough to think what if they had T80 or better tanks ?
Last edited by jack404; 11-09-2011 at 08:12 PM..