reply to post by DarksideOz
Putin isn't going to come out of this looking all Hip, Slick and Cool. Russia wants respect? As with the US it has to be earned. What Russia is doing
may be popular within a vocal minority but popularity doesn't make it right. Yes, the world IS watching. This isn't so much about making the US look
bad, that's easy, We Americans are great at doing that ourselves. He didn't do this for that reason alone although many here will attempt to portray
What we DO have here is Russia blatantly bullying their neighbor.
The world is watching...
I never implied that Putin will come out of this looking "Hip, Slick and Cool". Putin is doing nothing that the US hasn't done, which was my whole
And I never said that Russia wants respect, I said that if the US wants to tell Russia what they should and shouldn't do, then surely going by recent
track records, there is no nation earth like the US that should NOT be sticking its nose into anyone else's business. And the question still remains,
what business is it of the US if Russia decides to move into a neighbouring country over a LONG dispute, which in the long term view is just another
transition and shift of power, yet displays that very behaviour when it suits THEIR interests. Russia is no less guilty of this when the shoe is on
the other foot.
What has Putin done that was any worse than what the US did in Vietnam, Somalia, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan ? Does BULLYING not exist when it
suits you ?
Please remember that I did not say Russia has not done anything wrong, I asked what have they done that is worse to justify the US speaking out
against it CONSIDERING THEIR TRACK RECORD !
WHAT HAS THE US GOVERNMENT DONE TO EARN THE RIGHT, OR RESPECT, TO QUESTION ANOTHER NATIONS MOTIVES, ACTIONS OR AGENDA's, CONSIDERING THE US
GOVERNMENTS TRACK RECORD ? Just as Russia has no right or respect to question any other nations motives, actions or agenda. And just as I remember the
US going into Iraq and Afghanistan despite Russia advising against it. If you think the US may of won Iraq and Afghanistan, then how do you explain
MORE SOLDIERS DYING THAN VICTIMS ON 9/11 ?
But why didn't they listen to Russia at the time, considering how poorly Iraq and Afghanistan worked out, and considering Russia's recent history
and experiences in Afghanistan. Why is it the crime of the century when Russia invades Ukraine, a NEIGHBOURING nation, yet when the US spreads its
invasions across the GLOBE, it is "peace building" and "installing Democracy".
Remove the oil and gas running through Ukraine, and you do NOT hear a THING from the US Government, AND WE BOTH KNOW IT.
The world is watching........................