NOTE: This article is from February, and I have posted it so we can have this well developed view of the USA versus Russia debate. It is a long article, thoughtfully written and filled with facts and explanations of those facts. Nice to have in today’s MSM environment.
Russia and the USA: Criminal Gangs Competing for Turf?
Apart from the mainstream portrayal of Russia as a ruthless expansionist dictatorship (a portrayal too ludicrous to merit attention here), most awake commentators fall into one of two camps.
Members of the first camp believe that the realization of a better world depends on Russia’s success in its efforts to reform itself, maintain its independence, and contain American ambitions.