To be absolutely honest: from ass
Don't watch TV. There are credible sources online, Youtube channels, Telegram channels, Twitter personalities and history books etc.
A solid source is this Channel: www.youtube.com/@thenewatlas
Yes, you are right, I keep saying it, Russia does not have Hegemonic ambitions. That being said, It's military has effectively surpassed all others. This is an objective assessment, I have no horse in the game as a Moroccan.
EU and US grifters require a permanent threat. Otherwise you cannot justify having a near trillion dollar annual military spending.
Only the US ruling class has the arrogance to seek a "full spectrum dominance" doctrine and is ready to burn the whole world for that.
The "China is collapsing" Gordon Chan trope is just that, another trope. It's sooo redundant and soo boring. China is fraught with internal problems, but it is not collapsing. We are living in the Asian century. All the instability we see is the US Empire struggling to accept this reality and doing everything to reject its fate.
Fortunately, China, a "mind your own business" nation, has no Hegemonic ambitions. They need to look after their 1.5 billion people first and foremost.
- Aside from a handful of narcissistic psychopaths in Washington, the whole world has accepted the simple fact that we are now de facto in the Multipolar World.
@Lionsmane8 and very unnecessary. We can talk all we want about superiority of hardware / strategy / experience etc It's all totally subjective.
Most military watchers are 'gear heads'. They drone on and on about this and that gen tech. They furiously rub their little cocks while looking at stealth bombers and drones and missiles.
None of this matters. You can have the highest tech military in the world, and still lose because you have forgotten about the economics of war. The US military has 'overshot' on tech. They have created systems that are just too costly. The entire US military system is too costly. It is why they lost in Vietnam.
The Ukraine war is good evidence of this problem. The Russian military budget is about $75bn p.a. The US military budget is more than 10x that. Clearly, Russia is not spending all of their military budget on Ukraine (neither is the US) but if you add up what Russia is actually spending, and then compare that to the combined spending of Ukraine and all the western allies 'pledges, support, donations' (high interest loans), its fairly plain to see that the west is outspending Russia by about 7 to 1. For a stalemate.
This is why Russia is content to play the long game. They can go on as long as they like, the west cannot. The US is running out of money, the Europeans are running out of political capital, the Ukraine is literally running out of able bodies men, and Russia is doing just fine.
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@Lionsmane8 You, dear colleague, are wrong. Islamic extremists and their helpers are raping quite a lot more than their soldier counterparts of other nations. You are either falling prey to people who purposefully try to obfuscate this fact or you are yourself delusional.
That's my point. It didn't happen. False allegations, manipulations designed as part of the warmongering campaign.
Second point, Israel does it as part of its dehumanization and apartheid policies, SYSTEMATICALLY. NOT during wartime.
Third, this is not the Bronze age. There are rules of war, International Law, the Geneva conventions (which Israel did not ratify by the way), countless UN resolutions and International Humanitarian Law.
Russia in contrast, toed International Law to a T and that is why it has been hardly criticized despite the collective western antagonistic rhetoric against it (sanctions etc.).
I said IT'S WAR
I know both sides do it.
I stated Vietnam. Where American soldiers raped Vietnamese children.
I literally said, I know men like this are amongst me.
It has nothing to do with News and Media. Or Israel or Palestine.
War is bad.
Violence is bad.
But so help me god I will torture to the depths they have never imagined if I ever had men the like of these in my hands.