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  • #14
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    I think it's likely...Russia knows they have nothing to fear from U.S.! Putin already showed the world that Obama is his "punk" in Syria!
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    Look at Syria...Obama wanted Syria to get rid of their chemical weapons. Putin threatened to block any U.S. action on that and supported Syria. Obama said we will do it whether you block it in the UN or not. And what did Putin do, he caved and said OK they will get rid of their chemical weapons (exactly what Obama wanted in the first place)....total capitulation on the issue.

    And you say putin showed the world that Obama is his punk?!?!?!.

    Once again you've got it ass backwards.
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    @NolanVoyd

    Nah...you don't get diplomacy. Wonder why the Russian spy ship in Cuba now...it's not out of fear of Obama. Wonder why Iran had warships near our waters the other week...it wasn't out of fear of Obama.

    You really don't get it...do you?
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    @BravoJuliet I surely do get diplomacy, Obama wanted them to get rid of chemical weapons. Obama called Putin's bluff and they caved and agreed to get rid of the weapons.....they did exactly what Obama wanted them to do. THOSE ARE THE UNAVOIDABLE FACTS. And if you call that "Putin making Obama his punk" you have been spun so bad you must be dizzy.

    You really don't get it do you?

    Your right wing news sources thrive and scarring the crap out of chicken little cowards and you all eat it up........sad, sad, sad.
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    @NolanVoyd Where are those weapons again? Oh and don't forget President Hussein Obama and SOS John Kerry were lying their respective rears off.....there were no chemical weapons used by Syria.....
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    @NolanVoyd

    Yea, and Syria is in compliance today...not! Guess you missed that bit of news too.

    Like I said, you really don't get it!
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    Putin doesn't have a habit of being a paper tiger like Obama. Ukraine would be wise to take the saber-rattling on their eastern border seriously and not count on anything more empty words from the West.
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    @Now_What -- We will. Don't worry. Putin could occupy Kiev and Obama would only issue a strongly worded statement... maybe draw a red line.
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    Look at Syria...Obama wanted Syria to get rid of their chemical weapons. Putin threatened to block any U.S. action on that and supported Syria. Obama said we will do it whether you block it in the UN or not. And what did Putin do, he caved and said OK they will get rid of their chemical weapons (exactly what Obama wanted in the first place)....total capitulation on the issue.

    AND YOU CALL OBAMA THE PAPER TIGER?!?!?!.

    Once again you've got it ass backwards.
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    Look at Syria...Obama wanted Syria to get rid of their chemical weapons. Putin threatened to block any U.S. action on that and supported Syria. Obama said we will do it whether you block it in the UN or not. And what did Putin do, he caved and said OK they will get rid of their chemical weapons (exactly what Obama wanted in the first place)....total capitulation on the issue.

    AND YOU CALL OBAMA THE PAPER TIGER?!?!?!.

    Once again you've got it ass backwards.
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    Europe has a big dog in this fight... if Russia chooses to invade it will permanently alter it's relationship with Europe. A conflict with Europe is also a conflict with NATO and we are NATO.
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    @MarkColwell Nope - What's happening in the Ukraine is not a threat to us. We should follow what I have modestly called the PNWest doctrine ( http://politix.topix.com/story/10550-the-pres... ):

    Does the event effect the security of the United States?
    No - Keep the hell out of it.
    Yes - Defend our country.

    In this case the event does not effect the security of the United States. Therefore we should stay out of it.
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    @PNWest That would be nice... however it doesn't work that way.

    Does this event effect the security of Europe? Yes.

    How will Europe react, and how will that force the US to act? Those are the trillion dollar questions.
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    @MarkColwell Let's try it my way. What did we get out of our adventures in Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan?

    The PNWest doctrine:

    Does the event effect the security of the United States?
    No - Keep the hell out of it.
    Yes - Defend our country.
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    @MarkColwell I agree with you, but don't forget we have the America hater in the White House, and he is only for his agenda, which is, wreck the USA. He will not listen to NATO, and he's scared stiff of Putin.
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    Viktor Yanukovich is in Russia and is supposed to do a press conference on Friday. I don't believe Russia will invade Ukraine. But I do believe they will stir the pot as we will covertly to undermine the opposition respectively.
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    In simple terms the legally elected president has been deposed by the parliament which was probably within its legal powers. If so Russia invading would be foolish. But the question asked is 'could'. The author evidently needs to check the meaning of the words he uses. Russia clearly has the ability to if it chooses. It 'COULD'.
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    Do not forget there is a division in the Ukraine. There is a significant Russian speaking population. What most likely will happen is a division where the Russian speaking provence is absorbed by Russia.
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    I would not be surprised since we have President who is considered weak by everyone and its way to late to change his spots.
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    US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said that the he can't understand how Russia reconciles its staunch, anti-imperialist stance on US intervention in Syria and Libya with its failure to "respect the sovereignty of Ukraine and the will of the people there," and added that the situation should not be seen in a Cold War context.

    {This right here.....this very statement of SOS John Kerry is WHY they are out of touch with reality and foreign policy. They really don't get it do they? The Ukraine is.....it would be like Texas fighting the president.....to be an autonomous country.....really? President Hussein Obama would allow that? And this is most definitely a cold war start up again. Putin, not to mention the rest of the world, finally sees America at its weakest.....and with the weakest president if not an outright traitor, Putin sees the opportunity that hasn't been there since Carter to take advantage of a president with no foreign policy experience/strategy or military experience.....if Putin invaded Georgia, he will invade the Ukraine which is FAR more strategic and our president doesn't have the guts to do anything about.....nor should he.....it's Russia's neighborhood.....}
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    What a stunning display of ignorance on your part. UKRAINE IS NOT PART OF RUSSIA! Claiming that it's something akin to Texas is outright insane.
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    @Cal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union

    You might learn history. The Ukraine was a part of the U.S.S.R. but after the Soviet Union broke up.....well.....then you have this:

    Throughout its 72-year history, the republic's borders changed many times, with a significant portion of what is now Western Ukraine being annexed by Soviet forces in 1939 and the addition of formerly Russian Crimea in 1954.

    Russia as essentially the head of the former U.S.S.R. still has major stake in the Ukraine.....

    Learn some history will ya before you post.....
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    @Cal Ukraine use to be part of Russia, and now about 1/2 of Ukraine speaks Russian. A lot of them want to be back with Russia, but they want a EU type of Government. Our concern there I'm more ignorant about, I have to be mostly quiet on the subject, but I do know this, Russia, and Ukraine have little to no respect for our President, and his cabinet! They do respect our people, but they see a idiot as our leader and pay next to no attention to him. And why should they, they see how he has nearly wrecked our economy, our healthcare, our standing in the world and tell lies every few minutes.
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    @Knightkore
    Russia is not the Soviet Union, and has no claim on other former conquests of the Soviet Union.
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    I think its highly likely, especially with the wimp we have currently occupying the white house.
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    You mean the wimp that killed bin laden? Are you saying you think the US should intervene? The last thing we need is more war.
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    @Poltal You mean the guy who's gonna let the Taliban retake Afghanistan? And probably the same happen to Iraq? Yeah that one.
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    @Now_What Whoopee! He Killed Bin Laden. And no, I am not saying we intervene in the Ukraine. But a stronger President could give the Russians pause.
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    @tpl Iraq doesnt have taliban, and had no alquieda before bush went in there and failed as usual!
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  • #116
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    If Putin move militarily against the Ukraine it will be to "protect the ethnic Russians" put there trough the efforts of Stalin - more interested in seeing if the Ukraine is portioned into Russian/Ukraine states! Does this sound familiar to any one else who has read a history book?
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    For the purpose of translation of the prior post: trough = through & portioned = partitioned.
  • #102
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    Duh! Does a bear dump in the woods? Do liberals weaken our military? Does Obama hate America? Is Sibelius evil? Does Harry Reid lie? Is Pelosi an air head? But what does it really matter ?
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    Could they invade? Maybe, Putin wants all his former satellites back in the fold, so maybe if given enough encouragement from Eastern Ukraine, he certainly will do whatever he wants and whatever he thinks he can get away with. He knows WE will do nothing, well maybe write a stern letter or two, but other than that, nope, America will once again sit on it's hands and stand by while innocent men, women and children are slaughtered. Sometimes one has to finally stand up and be counted rather than sitting back, going tsk tsk, while muttering the whole time, really this is none of our affair. We already did that during the Holocaust, do we really want to watch millions die because we are too afraid to act? Until we or some other country stands up and calls the bullies to account they will just get more bold and what other country has the resources to do that other than us? Well yeah, China, but does anyone see or even want to see China as the worlds peace keeper?
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    Sure they could. Russia grabbed half of Georgia and they will do the same with Ukraine, if the Ukranians are lucky. If not, Russia will take the whole thing.
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    "US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said that the he can't understand how Russia reconciles its staunch, anti-imperialist stance on US intervention in Syria and Libya with its failure to 'respect the sovereignty of Ukraine and the will of the people there.'"

    Not to defend imperialism and interventionism in any way, but at least Russia has a common border with Ukraine and Georgia and on the same continent as Syria--the US isn't even in the same hemisphere.
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