posted on May, 2 2014 @ 02:06 PM
I don’t know. If true, then it kind of ticks me off. If I were in the administration’s shoes I’d feel quite betrayed by our so-called allies. I
think it’s called a sucker punch.
I understand that tougher sanctions could cause damage to European economies, as well as some damage, though not as much, to our own. That being the
case, then why didn’t Merkel and the others speak up to begin with? I’ve read a number of articles where Merkel indicated they would do a real
number on Russia if an invasion of Ukraine took place. She was talking it up like Russia would pay dearly. In turn, the US started puffing up their
chests, thinking the Europeans would backup the agenda. Now, we will look like complete fools unless we go it on our own, which would be a risky move
I thought NATO was there to protect these nations from aggressors. We did sign treaties/alliances with the Ukraine in the past didn’t we? Didn’t
they give up their nukes with our promise to cover their backs? How would it look now if we just abandoned them and went back on our word? Not good, I
know that! The West will look like impotent school children to the rest of the world if we tuck our tails between our legs and turn our backs on a
This really sucks! I’d hate to be the one calling the shots in this likely disaster.
I’m no neo-con, and believe in exhausting diplomacy first whenever possible. But, since Russia isn’t lifting a finger to help ease tensions, and
if the almighty dollar (euro) wins the day in Europe, I might strongly consider lowering the hammer without allied assistance, just out of principle.
Screw Europe. - maybe they’ll become part of the new socialist republic after Putin is done spanking them.
Fortunately, I’m not the President, though, and cooler heads will hopefully prevail. I would like to sick my ex-wife on Putin, though! She’d have
him licking her boots!!