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stopdiggin

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5. I think the U.S. has more or less stated
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:02 AM
Jan 2022

that they will not be going to war with Russia over the Ukraine. Extreme sanctions, supplies, arms (and perhaps some kind of dark 'proxy' conflicts) are much more likely what will occur.

(The only thing really restraining Putin at this point is some variety of internal calculus of how much 'blood and treasure' he is willing to expend to achieve what set of goals. Like any other state - his resources are not limitless. And there is always the risk of overextending. And the sanctions will hurt - in an economy that is not nearly as healthy as many in the west.)

that's not happening qazplm135 Jan 2022 #1
Hold Joe's beer orangecrush Jan 2022 #2
No. I don't think any of us are willing to die for Ukraine. Oneironaut Jan 2022 #3
... orangecrush Jan 2022 #4
I think the U.S. has more or less stated stopdiggin Jan 2022 #5
Ukraine joins NATO orangecrush Jan 2022 #8
They aren't joining NATO qazplm135 Jan 2022 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author stopdiggin Jan 2022 #6
Nope left-of-center2012 Jan 2022 #7
O.K. orangecrush Jan 2022 #9
I'm thinking that Putin will soon cease to exist. Frasier Balzov Jan 2022 #11
Could happen orangecrush Jan 2022 #12
I really would like an answer. Since I don't know anything about geopolitics, how about this. marie999 Jan 2022 #13
I hope your solution orangecrush Jan 2022 #14
Imaging if Latin America except for Mexico which is neutral is our enemy. marie999 Jan 2022 #15
I understand orangecrush Jan 2022 #16
He is, but are the Russian people? marie999 Jan 2022 #17
Perhaps orangecrush Jan 2022 #18
No, but they are willing to die for Russia. marie999 Jan 2022 #19
Ukraine is not Russia. orangecrush Jan 2022 #20
But if Ukraine joins NATO, then Belarus and Russia will have an enemy on their 1,200 borders. marie999 Jan 2022 #22
Marie orangecrush Jan 2022 #23
Thank you, but do not shut up and no apology. marie999 Jan 2022 #24
Thank you, Marie orangecrush Jan 2022 #25
Thank you, you are most kind. marie999 Jan 2022 #26
This message was self-deleted by its author orangecrush Jan 2022 #21
Here is a link orangecrush Jan 2022 #27
All the posturing in the world EndlessWire Feb 2022 #28
Ukraine will never get every nation in NATO to vote for it. marie999 Feb 2022 #29
No choice? EndlessWire Feb 2022 #31
Well said orangecrush Feb 2022 #30
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