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  •  People and countries with their own agendas. n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

    by InAntalya on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 11:54:02 AM PST

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    •  Who though? (1+ / 0-)
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      Who are the countries who would supply the opposition with arms?

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

      by Texas Lefty on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 02:42:32 PM PST

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      •  Just off the top of my head, (0+ / 0-)

        countries and groups who have animosity towards the Russian government and have been involved in some sort of international 'adventure' - some by supplying money and arms to groups they support and some by being involved in terrorism and/or insurrections:

        The US
        France
        Saudi Arabia
        Qatar
        Georgia
        al-Qaeda
        the Syrian Opposition
        the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood
        various Chechen groups
        various Libyan groups
        the Taliban

        Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

        by InAntalya on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 03:09:22 PM PST

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        •  Off the top of your head? (1+ / 0-)
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          Those groups on the bottom of the list are actively involved in their own conflicts and really don't have the surplus of arms or the logistics to supply large amounts of arms to the opposition in Ukraine.  I also don't think the Ukrainian opposition wants to deal with Islamic fanatics, just as Islamic fanatics don't want to deal with orthodox Christian Ukrainians.  

          There is very little chance that the US or France would supply the opposition with any weapons whatsoever, unless they wanted another civil war in Europe. If history is any indicator, the US and France would try to impose a UN arms embargo on Ukraine, like they did with the former Yugoslavia, rather than supply them with arms.

          So we're left with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Georgia and none of them would send arms to Europe without the support of the US and EU, which of course isn't going to happen because they don't want a civil war in Europe.  

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

          by Texas Lefty on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 04:16:36 PM PST

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