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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: victor7
I very seriously DOUBT the Kremlin is running this.
THIS is all PUTIN and they got stuck in the rush,all the supposed leaks, true or not ,were STILL reported in the public news media if they were supporting him those stories would have been curtailled.
Russia IS not sloppy on security like America,THAT is one thing even YOU have to admit.
originally posted by: victor7
a reply to: cavtrooper7
I see, it might be a better idea to keep your doubts entrapped, 'cause they make a little sense.
WW3 prospects looming and it is Putin alone calling the shots. Could not disagree more!!
What ever he is doing in Ukraine is "reacting" to an offense played out against Russian interests. Maidan and post events were like a pre-emptive attack on Moscow and that has to be undone.
originally posted by: JonStone
WWIII threats is all that Putin has going for him, and that's pretty much all that they are for the moment, threats. Germany and France are being played by Putin. Everytime they arrange a "Ceasefire", Russia aquires more territory. The US is taking notice, but doing very little so far. Is anybody else here reminded of WWII? When nobody really paid attention to a crazed dictator, up until it was too late. It's possible WWII never would have happened had the situation been dealt with before it got out of hand. I'm not saying that this will lead to WW3, but this is the type of thing that leads to world wars, especially in Europe.
They didn't even ask for Putin's help, Putin just assumed at some point in the future their rights would be in violation.
So Russia can basically say, "We don't like your new government, it is against our interests, so we're going to cause instability and invade."
It's also worth nothing that Germany and France are the ones trying to convince the US not to send weapons to Ukraine, so in a sense, they are trying to tell the USA what to do, not the other way around.
As for the ethnic Russians in Ukraine, they choose to live in Ukraine, and Putin has no business in Ukraine, period.
Americans have abducted many Russian citizens abroad and jailed them. Jailing an Estonian border guard who conducted some illegal act would be similar platform.
That is HogWash. It has been a year since the crisis started. Do your homework first before posting own opinions.
Ukes artillery destroys the whole towns where it has to retreat. Go figure who is committing war crimes on people in E. Ukraine.
US would react the same if ISIS or Communist government came to power in Mexico. The roots of the problems are in the NATO expansion going on since 1991. Russia has to react at some point. Regarding plans released, every nations has dozens on plans for scenarios taking place in and around the world. Getting paws on some discarded plan does not mean that was the official line of Kremlin.
Germans and French know what it means to be bombed and shelled. Americans do not so far. They are just trying to avoid an escalation of the situation. Ok, send arms to Ukes and Kiev will fall within a month. War mongering from distance is good only in front of the TV channels.
These Russians have lived in East Ukraine for 100s of years. Kiev Junta has no business telling them to move to Russia or elsewhere because they do not like Nazi Junta curbing their rights to languages, culture and customs.
Putin should declare that NovoRossiya once freed up will have an option to join Russia via general population's majority voting. That will protect these ethinic Russians from any attacks from fascist forces.