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Respect the position he held, serving in the armed forces is a huge deal, and I think all soldiers should be respected for what they do.
reply to post by crazyewok
The treaty must come first, it's how we have always worked. If we didn't then our word would mean nothing, and we are better than that, we don't need to go in ourselves, look at the US/Taiwan treaty, t states the US will supply Taiwan with the means by which to defend itself. I just don't think we can sit by and do nothing.
We should honor it I think, even if not, as part of the UN we should defend the ukraine against Russia.
F Russia and F their bullying tactics.
Russia have no right to invade after the people of Ukraine spoke and overthrew their leaders.
Russia should leave them alone and realze that the USSR is no more.
reply to post by Mamatus
So you think that just because a person can sit there, see a treaty, and acknowledge that a treaty obligation exists that makes them pro-war?
I don't think so. I'm not pro-war, not when it could tip off a conflict that threatens to become far larger than anything we've seen in a generation or so, and I'm not really pro-war when it doesn't directly concern our interests.
However, we signed the treaty. That's a promise we made to another country. If you want other countries to help us out when we need it, we need to honor our treaty obligations, even if that means we might wind up in wars. You're anger here is misplaced. You should be angry at those who got us into this treaty to begin with.
reply to post by Arnie123
Good luck slaughtering people and get slaughtered. I'll await the result in my quite comfy chair.
Being armchair soldier is more interesting, we can make people do suicide. Too bad I'm unpaid.