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  •  A buffer against whom? Realistically, (2+ / 0-)
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    Dr Swig Mcjigger, wu ming

    who threatens the sovereignty of the Russian Federation with military invasion?

    Answer: No country in Europe.

    Furthermore, in the Budapest Memorandum, the Russian Federation promised to respect Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to refrain from the use or threats of force against Ukraine.

    Shalom v' salaam; peace and wholeness

    by another American on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 09:37:20 AM PST

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    •  Realistically who threatens the United States (1+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade

      with military invasion? So why do we need the NATO MILITARY alliance?  If we really believe there is no threat then we would dissolve the NATO MILITARY alliance.  We don't because we still believe war is possible and must be deterred but deterrence requires a degree of proportionality.  You can't have it so lop-sided in favor of one side that the other side is provoked into irrational behavior out of pride and fear.  

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