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  •  I think he's handled it about as badly as possible (2+ / 0-)
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    Zornorph, ChadmanFL

    In fact, I'm not sure if it could have been handled any worse.

    "I know you cannot force people to care. Ukraine is far away for many, all have own problems. But even if cynical, realize problem will grow. It isn't only people like me, raised in a dictatorship, who don't want it to happen to others"-Gary Kasparov

    by LordMike on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 07:33:29 PM PDT

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    •  Really? how can it have been handled better? (4+ / 0-)
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      •  I could write a whole diary on it... (3+ / 0-)
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        ChadmanFL, CarolinNJ, MichaelNY

        ...but I am forbidden to discuss it on DKE, but in summary, speaking loudly and carrying a small stick is not a winning strategy, and is probably making the situation worse.  If our options are limited, and most people think that's the case, then spouting off and talking tough like you have a lot of leverage when you don't just makes you look like a fool and encourages Putin.  Also, anyone who knew anything of Putin should have known that he was likely to invade.  There were NATO ships in the black sea to monitor the Olympics, but they were pulled out afterwards, which was like an invitation for Putin to enter.

        OK, I'm done before David smacks me down for talking policy...

        "I know you cannot force people to care. Ukraine is far away for many, all have own problems. But even if cynical, realize problem will grow. It isn't only people like me, raised in a dictatorship, who don't want it to happen to others"-Gary Kasparov

        by LordMike on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 09:32:22 PM PDT

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