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  •  there's nothing the US manufactures (5+ / 0-)

    that China can't do as well or better (how many bullet trains does the US have?).

    If "western Ukrainians want to join their Polish brethren in the EU", adopt IMF "austerity" and pay market prices for Russian gas and oil (borrowing from the US and Germany to do it), well fine (there's a whole raft of "Polish jokes" that can be rebranded to accommodate that stupidity).

    If a "federalized" Ukraine would interfere with that then perhaps the west will support a fully independent East Ukraine . . . which would resolve at least that problem.  And said East Ukraine can establish whatever affiliation they want with Russia.  Or the EU.

    I think you've got it exactly backwards who will oppose a referendum in East Ukraine . . . at present Russia is for it and Kiev (and the US) are firmly against.  I don't see that changing . . .
     

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 11:41:44 PM PDT

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    •  The US and EU are against referendum because... (1+ / 0-)
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      West Ukraine cannot afford to pay back outstanding loans on their own let alone the loans that have yet to be made. They need the tax revenue from the industrialized East.

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