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There definitely seems to be a lack of "cool heads" that this type of diplomacy requires. The EU and UK aren't helping much either. I guess this is one of the worrying things about the whole thing and a poor reflection on modern day politicians.
Haven't we learned anything?
We've already went through this East/West crap for decades, Nuclear proliferation, coming to the brink a couple of times, For what? So we can simply take a couple of decades of break just to start this crap all over again?
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UPDATE 1-Russia rebuffs U.S. for declaring Putin's comments on Ukraine false
(Reuters) - Russia on Thursday dismissed as "primitive distortion of reality", cynicism and double standards a U.S. Department of State fact sheet that called President Vladimir Putin's comments on the crisis in Ukraine false.
Moscow and the West are locked in a Cold War-style tug-of-war over Ukraine, where a regional parliament in Crimea on Thursday voted to join Russia after a pro-Western popular revolt in Kiev toppled a Moscow-backed president.
With the document titled "President Putin's Fiction: 10 False Claims About Ukraine", Washington has dropped diplomatic niceties and all but accused Moscow of lying about events in Ukraine.
"It's clear that in Washington, as before, they are unable to accept a situation developing not according to their templates," Alexander Lukashevich, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, said in a statement.
Cold War Style back and forth, I'm just curious how many out there besides myself think that both sides are acting like asses? I don't see either side really gaining any moral high ground in this mess.
Both sides have legitimate gripes but how they're going about this seems very childish. I'm not going to pick either side in this thread. I've been equally critical of my own Government and Putin. Suffice it to say that I'd like to hear from those who are either on the fence or who simply look at both sides and shake their heads.edit on 6-3-2014 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Just a pair of power crazed idiots, they're pushing their personal agendas over the good of their countrys if not the world, totally agree with post about sending other people on their behalf, if they want to play dirty games, they should represent themselves.
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Right. The U.S. is "being an ass" for telling Putin not to invade The Ukraine. Unreal how EVERYTHING always turns into "bash America" around here. Putin isn't "being an ass" he is being an despot.