I mean, after this blunder you committed, how do you have the guts to come here and righteously say "The title lies. Why should any of us believe anything else in the article?"
Would you please be consistent and coherent and apply your own rules to your own behavior, for a change?
Shame on you. Wow. Just... wow!
I thought this evaluation was a bit optimistic... [and no, unfortunately I didn't keep the link - short of going back to it by my browsing history - and I browsed dozens and dozens of sites yesterday and don't feel like going through all the trouble to find the link right now]... but it is interesting to have a contrary opinion to all the fearmongers in Europe who think they can't touch Mr. Putin or else the natural gas pipes will shut down and Europe will crumble to pieces.
After all, Europe is a very diverse economy, while Putin is a mono-economy based almost exclusively (in every way that matters in macro-economic terms) on selling energy to European buyers.
Oh sure, Putin would try to sell elsewhere... but there isn't any infrastructure to send the goodies to other buyers in short notice.
The source predicted a hugely damaging collapse of the Russian economy with the domestic market rebelling against Putin, regardless of how far away Russian elections are scheduled (2018). The source said that the only thing stopping this from happening is the excessive timidity and fear of European leaders.
Last edited by GreatNews2night; 07-22-14 at 06:48 PM.
If I don't respond to you, maybe I'm tired of nonsense. I don't need the last word like some of you do.
We need strong leadership and a man that is willing to back up what he says. Though Bush was not a favorite of mine, he was very strong on national security, and the world respected us. He misjudged Putin, he should have seen him for what he was. But Putin has absolutely no respect for Obama, and will do as he pleases.
Obama even told Putin's lackey not to worry, after the election he will be able to kiss Putin's behind without any worries.
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Btw, IMO, if the rebels had not illegally overthrown the legally elected (though corrupt) government (and had America/the West not supported them) and just waited for the next election to toss them out...then none of this probably would have happened.
The Crimea would still be part of Ukraine, the Civil War would not have begun and MH17 would not have been shot down...and a whole lot of people that are now dead would probably still be alive.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."