Originally Posted by JoeK
Similarly, it would be relatively easy for NATO to defeat Russia in a conventional war, in support of separatist movements within Russia.
Why should NATO want to defeat the Soviet Union in a conventional war? When I am president I will use my profound ability to bring both sides together such that the lions will lie with the lambs. The Germans, and most of the NATO countries are already convinced, given the fact that they won't let their troops actually fight, it should be easy to convince President Medvedev to quit being such a bother, around the world, and take into his heart the words of We Are The World.