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  •  See me calling for a war? Just saying sitting on (2+ / 0-)
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    TofG, fcvaguy

    The sidelines doing nothing is a disaster. We need to return to a cold war like stance with Russia, in which our aim is to collapse Putin's government without firing a shot. Putin's goal is too reign supreme over many parts of Eastern Europe, if you don't think that's a threat to the United States then I don't know what else to say.

    •  US is doing its share of mischief too. (2+ / 0-)
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      Subterranean, oldhippie

      Read the link below in comments about who funded the revolutionaries who toppled the Ukraine president.

      They are not going to announce all the dirty tricks.

    •  not a lot of options (1+ / 0-)
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      CaliSista

      if Russia takes all or part of the Ukraine, the options are doing nothing, do something impotent, or respond militarily.

      Not advocating option c, just suggesting that in reality, it really is do nothing or respond militarily, assuming Russia really is about to take all or a chunk of Ukraine.

    •  So what would you have him do? (1+ / 0-)
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      SaoMagnifico

      Channel Reagan by calling for Putin to tear down, er, to pull out of the Ukraine?  

      If Obama calls for more than is possible without war, then he risks making the US look impotent.  

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 04:37:32 PM PST

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    •  So do you have inside information that we ARE (0+ / 0-)

      doing nothing?

      If so... please, do share.

      Does the pres need to put on speakerphone all his conversations with allies and security?

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 11:29:10 AM PST

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