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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
What has been Putin's biggest goal for the past 5+ years? Weaken NATO.
Sometimes I find it better to think of things in terms of if I was on the other side. It sheds a little bit more light and makes things at least more predictable.
A key though may be in the word ''sometimes''. One needn't jump to always concluding that the actions of others might just be benign or honorable as we might hope our own to be but taking the time to practice, when time is available, this skill would help us all.
originally posted by: FilthyUSMonkey
a reply to: FormOfTheLordThis is one more example of Donald Trump's behavior that validates the logic and reasoning behind the counterintelligence investigation opened by the FBI in 2017, in order to determine whether the president of the United States, is actually a Russian asset.
originally posted by: Peeple
originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
We should just kick out countries like Germany that don't want to contribute their part. I mean it's not our safety on the line and definitely not our responsibility to protect them if they don't honor the agreement.
Maybe you should. And quit blackmailing Germany for North Stream while you're at it.
Donald doesn't really need the money so what would he get out of being a Russian asset? A free vacation to a Black Sea resort?
originallyedit on 14Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:25:34 -0600pmvAmerica/ChicagoFridayb20191America/Chicago by Gravelbone because: Never mind
originally posted by: Daalder
Maybey it's not what he wants. Maybey this is how he wants to get what he wants.
originally posted by: FormOfTheLord
It may happen and if it does it will be a big game changer.
When you really look at it what is the purpose of NATO?
I would think its current purpose is to fight and contain Russia.
I dont think that is a legitamite reason to keep the alliance as we promised not to expand NATO and we did just the opposite. Now we have Russia surrounded.
This is all over the news and it may be within the power of the president to withdraw from the NATO alliance.