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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    True enough. But force is not necessarily equivalent to righteousness. The US invading and annexing Cuba tomorrow would be just as wrong and illegal as Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea in March.
    I didn't say anything about 'righteousness' though. I said Big Guy / Little Guy. You objected to Little Guy analysis at first.

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    I agree. They had no inkling of how far Putin would go to ensure Ukraine remains a captive state.
    What is so astounding is how few people here in Europe understand this.

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

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    What is so astounding is how few people here in Europe understand this.
    They do not know what it is like to be bullied from pro-Russians! They sit there idle trying to wait it out from fears of escalation!
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    Stats come out and always show life getting better. News makes money in making you think its not.
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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    I didn't say anything about 'righteousness' though. I said Big Guy / Little Guy. You objected to Little Guy analysis at first.
    I don't subscribe to the "might makes right" thesis.


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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    I don't subscribe to the "might makes right" thesis.
    Okay. And? Do you think that I do or something? I'm sorry to ask, but is English your first language?

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    As a sovereign nation, Ukraine should be free to choose its own destiny. Not history. Not backyards.
    Gosh, you're a bigger romantic than I!

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Of course they are, but why be concerned of them? Diplomacy between our two nations are at a low point right now, there won't be any coming of minds. You gotta pick a side in this one too man.
    I'm a Libra, and I am afflicted with having to see both sides of any issue.

    Why must I pick a side?

    I wonder if one had to pick a side during the slavery controversy? Must one pick a side regarding torture?

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    True enough. But force is not necessarily equivalent to righteousness. The US invading and annexing Cuba tomorrow would be just as wrong and illegal as Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea in March.
    Yes, but if the US annexed Cuba tomorrow, it would be portrayed in the western media as a good thing, righteousness in action, action demanded by God, and other such propaganda.

    What is the difference between news and propaganda? I digress.

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I'm a Libra, and I am afflicted with having to see both sides of any issue.

    Why must I pick a side?

    I wonder if one had to pick a side during the slavery controversy? Must one pick a side regarding torture?
    There is always a side to pick.

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    There is always a side to pick.
    Neutrality is so very unpopular, I know.

    It is such bizarre behavior to consider all sides to any controversy.

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