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reply to post by amkia
Perhaps, in making your point, you could show an example of something the US has done that is in any way similar in the past, say, 20 years?
Remember, what we're talking about here is a very possible land-grab from Russia and the split of a nation as a result of historic Soviet colonisation. Now if you could find an example of the US doing such a thing, I am all ears...
i remember reading a story online that the check for alaska had never been cashed meaning that the tsar was cheated out off it and it was taken in gold by a con -man
reply to post by crazyewok
Russia might take Alaska as a down payment...but that wouldn't be enough to give up Sevastopol.
I think he'll go to open shooting before giving that up. They'd do well to just make peace with the idea the Russian Naval base is there until the lease is up or Moscow chooses to vacate.
I dont see a very possible land-grab from Russia.
Otherwise, what would be the point of Russia rattling it's sabre? They've done this before, it's pretty standard MO for them. Set up puppet Governments in the regions that are pro-Russian (see South Ossetia or Abkhazia) and then when they get into a spot of bother or face arguments over who owns what, send in the cavalry to "protect Russian interests" which invariably ends up as a bloody mess and the expulsion of any "non-Russian" citizen - in the case of Abkhazia, they expelled all Georgians from the territory.
The US warning a nation not to get involved in another country's affairs.
The White House is urging "outside actors" to respect Ukraine's sovereignty, as neighboring Russia prepares for massive military exercises.
There really aren't the words for the sheer hypocrisy.
Good find interesting development.
It's a little worrisome but I don't think this will trigger a war between Russia and the U.S.
I can see this developing into a civil war within Ukraine but I don't think it will develop to a world war or even a regional war.
(we all have opinions. )
Ok, so I've starred both of your posts. Loved the point you were making.
This part however is an annoyance.
This war mongering mentality is typical american. Always feeling the need to interfere in other countries business and flexing the muscles and bullying around. Mind your own business America. Enough trouble you've cost around the world. Enough wars you've initiated around the world. Enough souls have gone lost because you feel you have the right to decide for the whole world. Just stay away and mind your own damn business...
Because, as an American, and as far as all the citizens I personally know... we would LOVE for our government to mind its own business. Please stop saying this is a typical American mentality because it is not. The typical American mentality is - to each their own. We are for the people. All people. Not big governments.
I would love to think nothing is going to come of all this, I would love to think there was no way for this to turn into WWIII. It just seems so inevitable anymore.
Can't believe there are so may naive posters on here... or are you simply playing to the
Russia has 1000's of Nukes.
No one has EVER successfully invaded Russia.
Combine the two and you get SUCIDE!
Funny how often they forget that little fact.I say do it! Let's see how willing the US government would be to help them.
all russia has to do is switch off the gas pipeline and sit back and wait within 7 days the west would be begging for help
and not a bullet fired