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originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: frenchfries
These days you're vastly better off reading multiple sources, both mainstream and alternative, and then using your own, inbuilt and vastly superior powers of discernment to get to the truth.
We used to do that, before the MSM decided to make us believe they were the gods of right and wrong and we ought to just stop thinking for ourselves.
The Kremlin has violated those commitments. Using soldiers in Russian combat fatigues without identifying insignia, whom Mr. Putin later admitted were Russian, Moscow seized Crimea in March.
These are actions that the United States owes Ukraine for giving up the nuclear arms on its territory. In 1994, Washington wrote Kyiv a check for U.S. support in the Budapest memorandum—albeit hoping that it would never be cashed.
Unfortunately, it has. This is not just a matter of assisting Ukraine in fulfillment of U.S. obligations. It is also about preserving the credibility of security assurances for the future.
These kinds of assurances may not by themselves offer major leverage. However, when looking for ways to prevent nuclear proliferation, Washington and its partners should marshal every possible tool. The problem is that Russia’s actions against Ukraine have discredited security assurances.
originally posted by: proteus33
a reply to: SeekingAlpha
russia and ukraine both have on big boy pants let them duke it out why do you think it is our place to intercede we have no mutual defence treaty with them are they a a signatory member of nato? no then why do you think we have a kitty in that fight?
originally posted by: Ohanka
Is the OP some form of propagandist?
The article he lists explicitly says the Kiev Regime Forces attacked the Rebels, and the OP puts a title saying "Russia attacked Ukraine"
How dishonest. Absolutely shameful display, OP.
originally posted by: DJW001
We agreed to protect Ukraine when we signed the Budapest Memorandum. Putin violated it and Obama didn't have the spine to respond appropriately. Putin is now testing Trump's resolve. Trump's response: roll back the ban o doing business with the FSB!