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  •  I have sort of come to the conclusion (4+ / 0-)
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    that if compels the US to seek out the UN's consent it is probably a victory.  The UN should have been the first stop.  

    Why can't this be resolved like Bosnia/ultimately the Dayton accords?  

    He who would trade liberty for security deserves great customer service.

    by Publius2008 on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 01:26:39 PM PDT

    •  That required NATO air strikes and peacekeepers (1+ / 0-)
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      on the ground. It also took nearly four years of war and many failed attempts at other treaties and ceasefires before Dayton came to be.

      What's interesting between then and now is how Russia has changed so much from that time in the early 90's under Yeltsin, where they were much more pro-west and willing to work with the US and NATO,  to now under Putin, who has been much more anti-west and hostile towards both Bush and Obama.  The change started in the mid 90's and was quite evident in 1999 when Russia refused to back a UNSC resolution on Kosovo. That forced Clinton and NATO allies to go it alone without UN approval.  

      "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

      by Texas Lefty on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 03:59:45 PM PDT

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