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  •  Short memories they have.... (6+ / 0-)

    They've already forgotten how their incursion into Afghanistan almost destroyed them financially. History probably isn't their strong suit but they certainly aren't alone, just more prone to make the bigger mis-judgements.

    •  There isn't going to be an insurgency (4+ / 0-)
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      pdx kirk, HiKa, isabelle hayes, debris54

      in Crimea like there was in Afghanistan. There's not really a comparison between the two.

      They'll invest money in Crimea, certainly, but it isn't going to be the waste of money that a war fighting an insurgency funded by a foreign power was. Russia knows its history perfectly well as does Putin. This was a well planned and executed move, not a desperate grab at power as it is portrayed in some quarters.

      Putin does some horrible things, but he's not stupid or crazy and thinking he is is severely underestimating him.

      If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

      by AoT on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 04:24:06 PM PDT

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