Originally Posted by Minister_of_Information
Was Stalin always about Stalin?
Absolutely. And he was Saddam's hero by all accounts, the blueprint if you will. But we never had Stalin by the balls the way we had Saddam post-1992 and, thus, were never able to present that kind of scenario to Stalin.
If put in a similar position (no fly zones over 2/3 of the country, ravaged military, ZERO ability to mount any kind of offensive attack), then sure, I think similar strategies would have worked with Stalin.