Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
whom your guy made fun of for warning us about Putin are secretly fans of his?
, man. Must be mighty depressing to be a Dem, these days.
Ukraine's GDP per capita is less half of Turkey's, which isn't allowed membership, bringing in the Ukraine when they are still extremely fragile is... very unlikely - especially if Putin makes it clear that he doesn't want them to. but your argument is still that Putin gets' everything he wants, and you count that as a loss for him? Good luck spinning that to anyone beyond those who are Desperate To Believe.Since all referendums most be country wide to be valid I doubt Putin will get his way legally. Meanwhile the EU is readying a $13 billion euro aid package and has pledged full support for the new Govt. of the Ukraine. Tick,tick, how long before they sign the papers to make Ukraine a formal member?
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
The Costly Failure of Missile Defense | The NationImmediately following the Fourth of July fireworks, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) tried out some fireworks of its own. By trying to hit a missile with a missile they attempted a demonstration of the defensive “shield,” designed to protect the U.S. from North Korean and Iranian nuclear missiles. It turned out to be a dud. As with the two previous attempts, the Ground Based Missile Defense system once again failed. This failure happened despite the fact that the demonstration was essentially rigged: the intercept team knew ahead of time when to expect the incoming missile and all its relevant flight parameters. Such luxury is obviously not available in real-life combat. But even if the $214 million “test” had worked it would not prove much.
You also should understand that all missile defense systems can be beaten by building more missiles. ANY system can be overwhelmed.
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