"Oil is only part of the fascinating treasure in the former Soviet Union. For instance, Siberia is a treasure trove house of gold, natural gas, virgin forest and more. This vast wealth is only part of the reason Washington wants to dominate the former Soviet Union. The rest of the reason is this: only the former Soviet Republics have the military might to resist U.S. imperial expansion."
This is the conclusion of a fascinating article from the must-read Emperor-Clothes website entitled "NATO Buildup in the Balkans Part of A Deadly Game" dated 9/26/01. See http://emperors-clothes.com/news/farish.htm
Once again, the US, like its Nazi German predecessors, is trying to encircle Russia for conquest. Both Napoleon and Hitler failed to conquer Russia. The US ought to learn the lessons of history.