First of all, I hate Stalin. Secondly, it's funny you bring up a war in the middle east.
Now, contrary to what you may think, I only support Gorbachev and Lenin's Soviet Union. Gorbachev wanted the country to be more open and free, and Lenin wanted equality. Stalin destroyed what Lenin tried to create.
Im a proud Soviet American but when most people see the sickle and hammer they think AK47, Communism, Vodka, Stalin and the cold war. I only bring up the Soviet-Afghan War because it was the Soviet Union's Vietnam War. Lenin and Gorbachev were trying to build the real Soviet Union but in the end Lenin died (possibly murdered by Stalin) and the USSR collapsed before Gorbachev could do anything. For most of the Soviet Union's existence it was tyrannical a sad but true story.
Sadly. Sorry for the opening hostilities; I assumed you were another republican dumb ass here to tell me how my morals are wrong and how much of an asshole I am for being socialist.
Anyways, yes, that is why I believe what I believe. If they had accomplished their goals, the 20th century would have been a much better place. Hell, if Gorbachev was still in charge, we wouldn't have anymore nukes pointed at each other. To me, the Soviet Union's death was the end of any chance at a world free of nuclear weapons.
The Soviet Union's collapse was sadly embarrassing. They couldn't feed their people and it was going down worse then the Titanic and the Hindenburg put together. The Mafia made Castro cocky and greedy, China became everyone's business partner and North Korea viewed as a powder keg country. I feel though the United States and the Soviet Union could have been best friends but the North Koreans ruined everything. If North Korea never invaded South Korea the Cold War would have never happened or at least Vietnam and the Korean war would have never happened. I forget that the Cold War began in Berlin when OSS & KGB agents were scrambling to get their hands on Nazi scientists. If you ask me Germany and North Korea are to blame for the fall of the Soviet Union