We are on our way out …………………and nothing short of starting WW3 is going to stop that , economically we are a bigger joke ……….they can pull the cord at any time , and we allowed that to happen . Eat as much government propaganda as you want , but WE are the biggest threat to world peace in the modern day . And yes the historical facts are there , if you choose to ignore that , thats your choice . The Russians did deliberately set fire to Moscow , much like blowing bridges to impede your enemy , then they attacked when the French were forced to march back to France because they had nowhere to winter …….500,000 french went into Russia , less than 50,000 came out , that was no accident . Stalin knew his country well , he was not concerned with losses , he knew he could afford them , he was concerned with territorial loss however . Any country would be hard pressed to mover their entire industrial base behind the Urals , and have them operating at full tilt again within a few short months , safe from bombing . They did it , they also deliberately bled the Germans dry , because they knew they could do it . Everybody but Hitler acknowledged they were going to loose the war from 1943 on . His generals sure and hell knew it . Like Putin or hate him , he is better than the losers we have picked out sense he has been in power . Lets see now ………Bush Sr . , Clinton , Bush jr , OBAMA ……..not just once , but twice ! , and now lets look to the future ………….looks like either another Clinton or Bush …………Putin is looking mighty good . If the Russians are punks , then the United States is that 50 y.o. short , fat , balding guy with a hairpiece , trying to relive his High School glory days .