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shizzle has hit the fan

Fabis

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News titles like this: "Lawmakers Allow Putin to Use Military in Ukraine"

"Crimea Crisis: Russian Parliament to Review New Annexation Law"

 

This is legitimately scary, because Latvia is also right next to Russia, and what if they suddenly decide to go here too? It's obvious Russia is going to invade Ukraine at this point, like really obvious, I mean there already are Russian forces in Crimea.

 

And the big western countries are doing nothing, but making empty warnings. This reminds me of WW2, when Hitler just took Poland and no one even attempted to stop him.

 

EDIT: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26400035 Russia is invading Ukraine



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That's a valid example. As with the Great Depression, everybody probably thought we had greater issues to worry about. Obviously, putting off such a problem led to greater expenses in the future.

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what can you do against such a huge world economy with enough nukes to blow us all to smithereens a gazillion times over...

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what can you do against such a huge world economy with enough nukes to blow us all to smithereens a gazillion times over...

 

Where's the "great USA" then? Obama's been making some stupid little warnings, that Russia doesn't even give a shizzle about.

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What should the USA do then? It's not really our fight, and the USA is relatively isolationist (compared to ten years ago anyways)

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Mutually Assured Destruction, my friends. The United States will not even attempt to go to war with Russia on the main scale, especially not with the UN as it is today. At most, we will once again enter a 'cold war' type scenario with both sides staging proxy wars. Now, if Russia goes further and attempts to take Latvia and other such NATO/EU nations, that is when shizzle will truly hit the fan. Russia is smarter than this.

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What should the USA do then? It's not really our fight, and the USA is relatively isolationist (compared to ten years ago anyways)

 

Not very isolationist, when there's oil somewhere, though.

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Mutually Assured Destruction, my friends. The United States will not even attempt to go to war with Russia on the main scale, especially not with the UN as it is today. At most, we will once again enter a 'cold war' type scenario with both sides staging proxy wars. Now, if Russia goes further and attempts to take Latvia and other such NATO/EU nations, that is when shizzle will truly hit the fan. Russia is smarter than this.

pretty much what I'm thinking

 

Ukraine and Syria being potential proxy wars

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Shooter585, on , said:

 

What should the USA do then? It's not really our fight, and the USA is relatively isolationist (compared to ten years ago anyways)

 

Not very isolationist, when there's oil somewhere, though.

 

Even if the US government was in a craze for oil, which it isn't at this point, it wouldn't be able to launch a counterattack without public support. And I don't really see the public here supporting anything like that against a major power like Russia. The public is leaning isolationist after the Iraq/Afghanistan debacles, which is why not much is being done about Syria.

 

The only country that can be a major pain in the behind to Russia is Turkey, if they decided to close the Dardanelles.

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Fabis, on , said:

 

Shooter585, on , said:

 

What should the USA do then? It's not really our fight, and the USA is relatively isolationist (compared to ten years ago anyways)

 

Not very isolationist, when there's oil somewhere, though.

 

Even if the US government was in a craze for oil, which it isn't at this point, it wouldn't be able to launch a counterattack without public support. And I don't really see the public here supporting anything like that against a major power like Russia. The public is leaning isolationist after the Iraq/Afghanistan debacles, which is why not much is being done about Syria.

 

The only country that can be a major pain in the behind to Russia is Turkey, if they decided to close the Dardanelles.

 

hmm didn't think of that yet

good point

 

Turkey isn't the most stable one itself at the moment however

so either Erdogan is too busy to get involved or he uses that conflict to shift attention from his internal problems

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Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

what can you do against such a huge world economy with enough nukes to blow us all to smithereens a gazillion times over...

 

Where's the "great USA" then? Obama's been making some stupid little warnings, that Russia doesn't even give a shizzle about.

 

So the USA gets criticized when it tries to help other countries, and also when it chooses not to intervene? Okay

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Fabis, on , said:

 

Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

what can you do against such a huge world economy with enough nukes to blow us all to smithereens a gazillion times over...

 

Where's the "great USA" then? Obama's been making some stupid little warnings, that Russia doesn't even give a shizzle about.

 

So the USA gets criticized when it tries to help other countries, and also when it chooses not to intervene? Okay

 

I've never criticized the USA for helping other countries.

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Yeah but plenty of other people do, both in the USA and Europe. It seems to me sort of like a lose-lose situation.

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Yeah but plenty of other people do, both in the USA and Europe. It seems to me sort of like a lose-lose situation.

 

So then better to just not do anything because there are some people on the internet whining about it? I didn't know that the way to stop the "greatness of the united states" is to just call them names on the internet.

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