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  •  Putin should feel terrible. This aggression may (1+ / 0-)
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    mjd in florida

    condemn Russia to be an economic and political backwater for quite some time, and solidify oppostion in Europe to reliance on Russia economically. With energy production growth in other areas of the world the sole significant Russian export could be endangered.

    •  You mean (0+ / 0-)

      a) Putin is concerned about eventual Russian economic dynamism more than present political muscle?
      and
      b) He worries that Europe will shut the valve on Russian gas pipelines?

      Maybe not.

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