Do you know what happened with all the interventionist BS we pulled from the 40s to basically now? Do you know what we got? Diddly squat. It pissed people off. But it didn't matter cause we were out to screw the soviets. Maybe if we took a lesson from that...and said..."we condemn Russia" and make sure they look like the bad guys...this little dust up will solve itself. Like it is going to anyway. We don't have to DO squat. All we have to do, and all we will do, is finger point at Russia.
Treaties like "oh we will protect you" are outdated in a world of nuclear arms. This isn't 1907 Europe with the Triple Entente needing to be signed to counter balance the powerful Triple Alliance...because mass conventional warfare is never going to happen between 2 nuclear capable nations.
The TLDR version (borrowed that from another poster) is that what the hell are we going to do? Fight a war against a nuclear nation? Or just impose worthless economic sanctions?
Sorry if the whole entente and alliance thing seemed pompous. I have to put my worthless degree to use some time lol.
The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
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“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.