I think the resistance to it is due to at least one person on this forum going into a masturbatory frenzy about certain weapons systems that exist on paper, and nobody knows how they'll work out in real life, and somehow those weapons systems are always Russian vs the interesting shit a wide variety of other countries are working on. And there's a huge middle ground between "nothing will ever change" and "OMG everybody scrap your surface ships immediately."
Edit: Plus the understandable antagonism towards that poster claiming to be Canadian but constantly posting "bow to our new Russian overlords" stuff, but I guess that's more FFZ.
On the Russian front, what I find most specifically concerning me specifically is in their nuclear arsenal, offensive missile/naval technology, and capacity to cause trouble throughout Eurasia by arming tribal forces and such with more modern kit. I don't think the game is worth the candle and we need to roll the clock back to the era where Great Powers respected each others' spheres of influence.
For you personally, the thing I find puzzling is that you are American but at the same time you don't seem overly concerned about finding comprimises in situations that we can avoid violence and that could cost American servicemen and women their lives. Frankly, I actually get the impression you'd gladly see thousands of Americans killed in some lost cause shithole or another, then blame everyone but your own attitudes for the outcome.
Edited by glenn239, Yesterday, 08:59 AM.