@Stuart: sorry, I meant no offense. I think we can agree we are not fans of the Russian government after its actions of the last several years. Though their support for Assad I can't fault; the US and UK continue to support people equally horrible.
No, and im sorry if I implied any, because I think I came across as more assertive than I meant. I just hear some of the people on here saying 'You are Anti Russian' so often it becomes a meme. Im not, but that I dont equate the Russian Government with the Russian people. After all, Its not liked they voted for him is it.
Personally, I think we are doing exactly what the Russians did, playing the interference game to cause Russia as many problem as they can, in much the same way as Russia has been doing it in Ukraine. I dont like it, but I can see the logic of it. Just another thrilling installment in the long game of keep your filthy hands off my desert I guess.