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  •  "Crisis likely to transform relations w Russia" (4+ / 0-)

    No kidding.

    There is no question that Russia will seize control of Ukraine. They will not back down. Ukraine is too strategically important to lose control over.

    •  this is Russia's sphere of influence (2+ / 0-)
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      Heart of the Rockies, mookins

      And it amuses me greatly to see calls for EU action.  The EU is going to break up soon enough, and Europe depends on the flow of Russian energy, especially natural gas in the winter.

      I read Kerry's remarks and you might as well put them to a laugh track as far as the Kremlin is concerned.

      This situation seems to be giving the far right an almost sexual charge, however.  My paper today had a wire services story asserting that this crisis will test whether Obama is "strong" enough.  And it will.  It will test whether he is strong enough to leave it alone, like we did with Georgia.

      A terrible beauty is born. --W.B. Yeats

      by eightlivesleft on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 07:10:26 AM PST

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      •  correction (2+ / 0-)
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        Heart of the Rockies, mookins

        It was "tough" enough, not strong.  Which is worse, because it turns this into some kind of ridiculous, and unnecessary, test of Obama's manhood.

        A terrible beauty is born. --W.B. Yeats

        by eightlivesleft on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 07:22:51 AM PST

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        •  Maybe we should ask Osama bin Laden (3+ / 0-)
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          NoMoreLies, mookins, PinHole

          how tough Obama is.

          Oh that's right HE'S DEAD.

          These right wing chickenshit chickenhawks have a hard on for a war they won't fight themselves.  They're just trying to goad Obama into it so he looks like a colossal fool.  His best bet is to stay out of it, use other economic and financial levers to impose pressure on Russia and let the right wing chickenshit chickenhawks squawk while reminding everyone else of Osama bin Laden.  The reality is Russia will go bankrupt long before any military confrontation would solve this.

          This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

          by DisNoir36 on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 08:36:22 AM PST

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    •  How much, though? (0+ / 0-)

      Think they'll stop with Crimea?

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