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Originally posted by Justin Oldham
I can see how Saakashvili would go for a gambit of this nature. If the Russians do invest hiscountry, he's virtually guaranteed NATO membership, and a gold-plated invite to the EU. His people stand to pay a harsh price for this "benefit," but you've got to understand that Presidents play politics at a very high altitude. What's not acceptiable to you and me is incidental to them. Who knows? Machievelli might be proud.
Originally posted by Tentickles
I just read this whole thread over 3 hours and am completely enjoying it. I applaud your hard work on these subjects. here here.
Now the only thing I have noticed you haven't really touched on is the social aspect of how people react to the increased rates of crime. The underlying social structure of America would be threatened with the prospect that your neighbour might have murdered someone and gotten away with it due to the preoccupied authorities trying to regain peace.
Catch my train of thought?
Originally posted by xpert11
Are there any plans afoot to turn this saga into anything more then just posts on ATS ?
Eastern Europe is certainly proving to be a political headache for the US . Russia is regaining some of its pride that was lost with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall . Understandable much of the former Soviet Block countries want to counter the rebirth of the bear . The only thing that I am reasonable certain will happen after a suitable amount of time is that US military aid to the region will increase .
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
You want me to be honest, I want to turn this into a mini-series. Multiple mini-series.