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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:20 AM

Why Ukraine??

Itís not about the gas/oil. Itís deeper in the Russian (Putinís) psyche. Putin would be another Stalin if he could be & Ukraine has long been a key piece of Russia/the Soviet Union. Losing it to the west would cut deep into Russian nationalism. And Putin blames much on Hillary


Why does Putin want to control Ukraine? Ask Stalin.
Russiaís attitude has roots in the revolution ó and in the famine that killed 13 percent of Ukrainians.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/why-does-putin-want-control-ukraine-ask-stalin/2017/10/20/800a7afe-b427-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html

Why Ukraine Is Such A Big Deal For Russia
Geopolitics is one way to explain why Russia wants to keep its influence in Ukraine, but there are other important reasons, too: history, faith, economics and culture.
https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/02/21/280684831/why-ukraine-is-such-a-big-deal-for-russia

Russia Understands Ukraineís Geopolitical Importance but Does the West? - Atlantic Council
As Ukraine prepares to mark five years since the start of the countryís Euromaidan protests, the repercussions continue to reverberate across the globe.
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/russia-understands-ukraine-s-geopolitical-importance-but-does-the-west/

Putinís Game Plan in Ukraine
With presidential and parliamentary elections fast approaching in Ukraine, Russia sees a chance to return the country to its sphere of influence.
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/ukraine/2019-02-07/putins-game-plan-ukraine

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This idea...this sentiment...has apparently become ingrained in #TraitorTrump @realDonaldTrump due to his close ties with Putin and is why #RudyColludy @RudyGiuliani has been running a shadow State Dept for a couple of years to combat opposition to tRump re-election in 2020

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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:28 AM

1. Whatever pooty wants...nt

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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:32 AM

2. KGB plan was to restore the Soviet Union any way they can,

The Epix Series "Berlin Station" season 3 pretty much reveals the intention and the process

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:57 AM

3. Oh. Thanks. I'll check that out

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:11 AM

4. tRump, and to a lesser extent Boris Johnson, are keys to Putin's geopolitical plan

to restore the old Soviet Union influence by any and all means possible. The postings here are even more important when viewed in the context of the 2020 elections and the scary fact that nothing has been substantially done to prevent Russia from overriding the will of the people at the polling stations. Can only hope the high tech security firms are partnering with our IC to protect the vote.

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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:34 AM

5. Thanks. NT

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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 02:33 PM

6. except that oil is a big part of that.

i havent read rachel's book, but have seen at least a half dozen interviews.

her big point is about the reason russia is a one industry economy.
pootie likes oil and gas because of the power he gets from turning the spigot on and off. but his country is too backwards to build their own, good infrastructure.
sanctions are killing them for that reason.

the reason someone picked rex tillerson was so that the exxon deal that the sanctions wrecked could get back on track.

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