Military History | How To Make War | Wars Around the World Rules of Use How to Behave on an Internet Forum
Russia Discussion Board
   Return to Topic Page
Subject: Russia's real goal...
Nanheyangrouchuan    8/11/2008 9:50:59 PM
Is Russia's invasion, allegedly in defense of S. Ossetia, actually targeting the pipeline that goes to the EU? Might Russia refuse the ceasefire agreement until it gets some sort of control over the pipeline?
Quote    Reply

Show Only Poster Name and Title     Newest to Oldest
jastayme3       8/13/2008 4:54:00 PM
I would guess it is to reassert it's prestiege.
Quote    Reply

Nanheyangrouchuan       8/15/2008 2:03:20 PM
Controlling the only non-Russian gas pipeline from central Asia to the EU would certainly add prestige.  Maybe that is how Russia will punish Poland via the EU for allowing the US put up the missile shield.
Quote    Reply