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The thing that has me most concerned is the suspension of military cooperation between US/NATO/West and Russia.
Since the end of the Cold War that Russia and the West had their small diplomatic duels, but throughout all of them, treaties and cooperation were respected, mostly because that was seen as a vital life line to peace and as a stepping stone to make future decisions.
But watching all sides retreat from those important cooperations and going into isolation mode - and some even stepping up their military exercises and placements - gives me the chills.
I don't remember seeing this type of confrontation, followed by this tremendous isolation and back turning on each-other.edit on 5-3-2014 by GarrusVasNormandy because: (no reason given)
reply to post by andy1972
We may never find out the truth of ' who ' the 'gunmen ' were but I am thinking it went something like this.
They surround this coffee shopping sensing there is a big fish inside and when they find out he's part of the UN, they
decide they don't want a fish that big because of all the repercussions it would cause so they said ' go on out of here'
and he and his people were so shaken up by it, they just left town on their own to get to a safer place. I think they
wanted to create a stink but not so big a stink as taking hostage anyone from the UN. They knew that would set off
a ton of trouble and quickly.
And is not over yet, economic sanctions are coming.Putin was world hero with Sirya,even nominated for Nobel peace prize ,men of the year in many eyes but he screwed all with one stupid move.His days are numbered .