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    (probably wasting my time posting threads on here as 99.9% go unanswered)

    The sudden retreat from Syria has proven Russia doesn't have what it takes to be a superpower.
    Superpowers don't just run away and desert those that need them. Britain and America didn't just desert Afghanistan 6 months after invading.

    All that's been achieved by Russia and Assad in the last 6 months stands for nothing as the terrorists will just regroup and start again and things are back to square one. Even a decade of the west being in Afghanistan and Iraq didn't stop those countries descending to chaos and war.

    What's your view has Russia lost the plot?

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    Am I wasting my time writing this thread as it will probably go unanswered or I might manage to get one answer in 12 hrs?
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    Wait, you thought Russia was a super power? :confused:

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    P.S. Superpowers can engage in tactical/political withdrawals e.g. see Soviet Union in Afghanistan/US in Iraq FYR
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    (probably wasting my time posting threads on here as 99.9% go unanswered)

    The sudden retreat from Syria has proven Russia doesn't have what it takes to be a superpower.
    Superpowers don't just run away and desert those that need them. Britain and America didn't just desert Afghanistan 6 months after invading.

    All that's been achieved by Russia and Assad in the last 6 months stands for nothing as the terrorists will just regroup and start again and things are back to square one. Even a decade of the west being in Afghanistan and Iraq didn't stop those countries descending to chaos and war.

    What's your view has Russia lost the plot?

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    Am I wasting my time writing this thread as it will probably go unanswered or I might manage to get one answer in 12 hrs?
    No offence .. but I think where Russia went wrong here was to go into Syria to start its campaign in the first place .. rather than having withdrawn from Syria.
    I do not think Russia's withdrawal from Syria means it cannot be a superpower.
    And its withdrawal was not necessarily a retreat.
    Russia ending its campaign and leaving Syria could have had all sorts of reasons behind it - common sense, strategic / political reasons, Russia's own interests etc. Therefore, this in itself is by no means necessarily indicative of Russia's weakness, could actually be to the contrary.
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    They haven't left they are still providing support. They went in and helped give the Syrian army the momentum they need to take back their country and if you've seen the latest victories it is working.
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    Nobody really views Russia as a superpower anymore.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Nobody really views Russia as a superpower anymore.
    This.

    But also you have little understanding of what Russia was doing in Syria OP. But aren't you the one who keeps making threads about how ISIS are wining?
 
 
 
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