Published: Monday, March 3 2014 1:42 p.m. MST
The Ukraine is north of Iraq. Whoever is advocating boots and Bush type show of
force on the ground should grab a gun and head over personally.
This is what's wrong with conservatives/republicans, they are a one trick
pony..always. Leadership means one thing to them, stand up push
your chest out, and say something aggressive.There's actually a
very reasoned opinion that the one who has made a major mistake here is Putin.
Ukraine is not a small insignificant country and Ukrainians do not want to be
dictated to by Russia. There are some who want to be more closely aligned with
Russia than Europe but none want to be annexed to Russia. Russia
may have crossed over the wrong side of that line with troops, and of course if
that's the case aggressive action by America would be worse.
But hey none of that means anything to American conservatives. Puff
your chest out, strut, be nasty, and if none of that makes you feel better send
somebody else's kid to die.
The geopolitics of Russia’s sphere of influence favor Putin although
international sentiment clearly does not. If Putin's goal is limited to
control of Crimea and he is prepared to pay a price in world relations, he can
probably make it stick. His course of action is more perilous if it appears he
has greater ambitions on parts of the Ukraine beyond Crimea.
Mike RichardsSouth Jordan, UtahObama will do nothing. That is
his game plan. He will do absolutely nothing.•3:09 p.m. March 3,
2014======== Did Russia or the Ukraine attack us?Did
Congress authorize a War?So then, Obama is doing the right
thing, and is sustaining the Constitution.
This test/challenge from our old nemesis was pretty much setup by Obama's
weakness and proving time after time that he would do nothing to enforce the
line-in-the-sand he has drawn on so many other important stands he has made.Every time he has drawn a line (Syria, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, ACA,
NSA, IRS, etc) the people he warned have walked right over the line almost as
soon as he drew it. This is starting to remind me of the Carter Administration
(on foreign affairs weakness).We are almost right back where we were
BEFORE Reagan now (in tensions with Russia). And it's not just Russia
that's challenging our President now.. it's a long list of nations.I hope we it doesn't escalate. I hope there is a reduction in
tensions before it all boils over. But I can't say I'm super
@2 bitsCottonwood Heights, UTWe are almost right back where we
were BEFORE Reagan now (in tensions with Russia). And it's not just Russia
that's challenging our President now.. it's a long list of nations.8:52 a.m. March 4, 2014========= More hyperpole
from the chicken little right.I was in the USAF during Reagan.I sat on the Alert Pad 24/7, fully fueled and fully loaded for a full blown
Nuclear attack.I've flown over the North Pole in invasions
forces, testing sand seeing where and how far we could penetrate into Soviet
Airspace before being caught and intercepted and escorted out out by
Russinas.I've been targetd and tracked for hours, days, weeks,
and months over the North Sea by Soviet Antonov An-12 gunships.I've lived in Europe supporting NATO for Nuclear, Chemical, Biological
and conventional warfare with the Soviets.Enough of the AM radio
hysteria for ratings hyperbole.We aren't anywhere near that level of
What should President Obama do?Follow the Republican/Neo-Con
playbook...Of course...The right-wing propaganda outlets
whip up the base...Check.Neo-cons in Congress call the
POTUS out...Check.Wait a minute.The
Republican base and the Republicans in Congress report we are broke...However... it seems there's always money available for the next war...and
the next war...and the next war...An DN approved op-ed writer
earlier this week described Republican policy as incoherent and duplicitous.He was right.
Yep -- just re-read the United States Constitution...CONGRESS
is to declare war.Is the GOP Lead House of Representatives willing
to put their money where their mouth is?oris this just more
political rhetoric and badgering to whip up the mindless base?
Mcdugall, interventionOffer solutions?You really think BO is
trolling this board looking for answers to his problems?Now
@2bitsYeah, Obama's so weak that just the thought of him being
president made Russia willing to attack Georgia in summer 2008...
Open Minded Mormon,Are you assuming our bombers and missiles not fueled
and ready to go today?? I think you would be wrong.I have a hard
time imagining a guy like you in the military. Well maybe the air force... ===Tensions have reduced since 1991, but I can assure you
our bombers are still fueled and ready to go, and we are flying opps daily. And
we still spy on the Russians regularly. What has changed is...
Putin's attitude. It's getting more pre-1991 all the time.
2 bitsCottonwood Heights, UTReally?I'm curious at
to where you get your information?'cause I work at a military AFB and
we haven't had a bird on alert in over 22 years.Current Threat
level is :INFOCON: 3FPCON: Alpha[In case you may
not know, INFOCON is e-hacking, and our dear little Corporate friends in
Communist China are responsible for 12,000 cyber-attacks per DAY.]Russia is no threat to America at all, China is our Corporate friend in
WalMart sheep's clothing.
@lost What's funny is the lengths some will go to to not answer
a simple question. Did I any ware indicate I thought Obama visited these boards?
Since you decided to insert yourself into the conversation do you care to answer
the question, what exactly do you think we should be doing? Or do want to
continue to dodge a straight forward question?
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