Push came to shove, the soviet leaders valued life. As well as many of the mid level functionaries. That was why there was never any nuclear war. As far as internal war, of course they were nuts.<quoted text>
Soviet valued life? You must be crazy to believe that. They have been far more barbaric than Israel.
Don't you know what they did in Afghanistan, and in Europe in the not-too-distant?
To me, even the Americans, the Israelis and soviets are Jihadists. Americans play double game in this conflict and they were never sincere in trying to get it solved. Period.
If the Jihadists would keep their jihad to themselves, it would not be a concern to us in the west.