That is a really fun analogy I just don't think it applies in this situation.<quoted text>
The Russians were not a realy big hit in Afganistan a few years ago. They ran away from the muslim mob and the taliban, they have a better chance to befriend the arabs cause they are really not a democracy. Democracy and islam will never ever work together, cant fit 10 lb of shit into a 5 lb hat, just cant.
All the Soviets learned in Afghanistan was that Communism and Islam don't mix. Lately, it' because Islam and democracy are incompatible that the Russians are so thrilled. Even though they couldn't tame them, it's that we couldn't that makes them smile. It must make their a-holes pucker to imagine who will buy their crap once we've disengaged and the Arab dictators fall by the wayside.