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ColinC

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Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:31 PM Mar 2022

Do you support the US enforcing a no fly zone in Ukraine? [View all]

Generally the way I'm starting to feel about this is that we are not the ones being attacked. We are not fighting this war, and we are not directly on the border with a country that has made clear they think we belong to them. eastern European countries have been increasingly supportive of intervention such as no fly zones and peacekeeping missions entering the country.

These are the countries that are under direct threat, and if attacked even in a small way, would trigger a direct war with Russia. To me, all of the assumptions about a no fly zone are skipping several steps of escalation, some of which are already occurring without further action. To assume direct intervention would result in world war seems to be ignoring the fact that no intervention could also lead to the same thing. It is possible to consider options of greater involvement like a no fly zone in a risk-informed manner which does not directly result in world war 3 -as none of the previous skirmishes with Russian and NATO troops ever actually resulted in such a thing.


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Yes NATO should enforce a no fly zone in Ukraine.
7 (26%)
No. NATO should not enforce a no fly zone in Ukraine.
20 (74%)
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Still no. It gets harder every day to resist the urge for Wingus Dingus Mar 2022 #1
Pass Ohio Joe Mar 2022 #2
Please watch this video from the 40 minute mark... orwell Mar 2022 #3
+10000000000000000 Celerity Mar 2022 #26
It's far too difficult for me to determine the consequences Torchlight Mar 2022 #4
A no fly zone is you can't fly over the White House. This would be combat NATO against Russia. marie999 Mar 2022 #5
Only if Russia is stupid enough to stay ColinC Mar 2022 #6
And if they stay? What if Russian planes shoot down a couple of American planes? marie999 Mar 2022 #11
They are more likely to attack Poland. Again. They aren't that stupid. ColinC Mar 2022 #18
You don't understand Russian war planning relayerbob Mar 2022 #19
I think this is a problem for many in general DetroitLegalBeagle Mar 2022 #22
EXactly, in fact relayerbob Mar 2022 #28
You're asking the wrong question FakeNoose Mar 2022 #7
How else would you "enforce" a no fly zone? ColinC Mar 2022 #10
That's the point, we cannot declare a "no fly" zone FakeNoose Mar 2022 #20
The "No Fly Zone" is a misleading term relayerbob Mar 2022 #8
How else would you "enforce" a no fly zone? ColinC Mar 2022 #9
You don't have a no fly zone. marie999 Mar 2022 #13
You can't. That's the point relayerbob Mar 2022 #15
Way, way over my pay grade. MineralMan Mar 2022 #12
What previous NATO/ Russia skirmishes? sarisataka Mar 2022 #14
Absolutely no way! RocRizzo55 Mar 2022 #16
Yes HAB911 Mar 2022 #17
It will definitely be later. ColinC Mar 2022 #21
No. BlueTsunami2018 Mar 2022 #23
Hell no. Hard pass on WWIII starting through something this avoidable. Celerity Mar 2022 #24
I don't support the idea of WWIII. Which is REALLY what you're asking. Spider Jerusalem Mar 2022 #25
What previous NATO/Russian military engagements are you referring to? Torchlight Mar 2022 #27
Only asking if anybody agrees with Zelenskyy about the no fly zone. ColinC Mar 2022 #30
I defer to the professionals in charge. Talitha Mar 2022 #29
For me, it's still a hard NO. nt MarineCombatEngineer Mar 2022 #31
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