reply to post by paraphi
Crimea was an exceptional matter and that's why NATO let it pass. Ukraine proper will be different matter and it will become 'guerrilla warfare'
hell for Russia, sponsored by NATO arms supplies and economic sanctions. I do not think NATO will get involved in military sense for a non alliance
Budapest Agreement was 'security guarantee' upon mutual consultation. NATO is NOT obliged to defend Uks if it chooses not to.
Being a buffer nations helps in avoiding destruction if the hot mode take effect. Although nukes variable cancels that out for the whole world
practically. For the security guarantee these buffer nations can pay NATO like $50M a year or so depending on their size etc. This way, they are
guaranteed protection from Russia and NATO does not have to deal with extra budgets and headaches of different countries and cultures to assimilate
and fine tune into the operations.
The closer NATO comes to Russia.........more the chances of Russians using NUKES right away in case of hostilities. Russian army is not made for
multiple front involvement and is barely ready for a single front to begin with. The moment NATO creates problems from say Georgia, the next moment
we are talking a 100 kilo ton nuke going off on the "threatening" force concentration........then what happens...........chain reactions follow.
In some NATO circles there is also a thinking that get close on the borders and then create problems in the vicinity across the border. That is why
Russia does not want Ukraine as a out in open hostile entity. That would create too much hostility in Russia's south. For such scenarios, Russia
will have to act to neutralize the source of problems i.e. attack that country from where the problems are arising. This means, NATO on Russian
borders is only ONE step away from direct confrontation and two steps away from 'teeth gushing, blood spitting' NUCLEAR WAR.
I feel more comfortable NOT living in a world where two most heavily armed powers are staring down and throwing even 'paper balls' at each other.
One thing two thing and next thing is NUKES going off at relish.
Like I mentioned before.....these three power blocks need to be seperated and be self contained.
Capitalist Cleptocrats i.e. NEOCONs of the West. These are financed by DEBT i.e government credit cards
Claiphiate Fanatics i.e. Whole world becomes Islamic.....type of ancient philosophies. Financed by oil
Commie Neo Bolsheviks i.e. anti Freedom types with really heavy dose of socialism. Finance by energy revenues
I think the best model is Canadian capitalism where there is free healthcare for everyone and beyond that everyone works to make a living without any
fear of governments or other prominent bodies. NSA type organizations need to be abolished in this set also.