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  •  taken aback? clueless? (3+ / 0-)
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    dinotrac, FiredUpInCA, Loge

    I must say that your impression is distinctly different than mine.

    •  Well -- I hope you're right and I'm wrong. (0+ / 0-)

      An awful lot at stake.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 10:13:41 AM PST

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      •  right about what? (2+ / 0-)
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        FiredUpInCA, DarthMeow504

        If you know how the United States can stop Putin without starting a global military conflict completely out of proportion to the instigation, I am sure we'd all be delighted to hear it.

        The nature of this conflict is that Obama or Kerry are observers. The fate of the Crimea (and potentially all of Ukraine) rests entirely with how much Putin wants to gamble.

        •  Ummm....your post (0+ / 0-)
          I must say that your impression is distinctly different than mine
          Which I presumed from its subject line of  taken aback? clueless?

          to be a response to this from my post:

          our leaders sure do seem taken aback and clueless by current events.
          That seems like a reasonable interpretation, but if I got that wrong, please correct me.

          LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

          by dinotrac on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 11:02:29 AM PST

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          •  read the content of my reply (0+ / 0-)

            It does not matter what Obama and Kerry do. If they starting running around wildly, babbling like idiots or crying like children it does not matter.

            The point of my reply was that whether you're right or I'm right, it. does. not. matter.

            Putin is lighting matches in his own back yard. Everyone else is watching in case the fire leaps the fence.

    •  I think there was probably some surprise (1+ / 0-)
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      sweatyb

      that Putin would invade Crimea, because it's 2014 and that's now how things are done anymore.  Clueless i don't think really applies, because there's not much they can do to begin with, but they are responding with the tools (international opprobrium, financial sanctions) they do have at their disposal.  

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 11:45:58 AM PST

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