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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Russia is its own problem because it produces nothing.

    Vodka, caviar, and oil. That's it. Drop the oil prices, and you destroy them.

    That's called poor planning, and their only response is to wage war.
    Even when the USSR was at its peak, it often could not even feed itself, despite having access to some of the richest farmland on earth (much of that in the Ukraine). They were never huge producers and yet were able to go on for decades.

    And then there is the fact that much of europe is still dependent to varying degrees on oil and gas from Russia (1/3 of Europe's oil/gas is imported from there). At the same time, Europe has spend much money on "green initiatives" like wind and solar instead of securing oil/gas resources, meaning Russia has them by the balls to a degree. So at least to a degree-that's not poor planning.

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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't support this along as Obama is Prez. Forget it!
    I want to frame this comment for posterity's sake. This is a prime example of politics over country right here.
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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Gorbachev is now 82..Why does he still have an opinion..apart from both being members of the KGB..

    We could call back Boris Yelstin..a chronic alcoholic who was sometime too drunk to get out of his private plane..

    1991 to 1999.

    For 8 years this drunken old man had access to nuclear missiles aimed at America!!
    Mikhail Gorbachev was never a member of the KGB. And Boris Yeltsin is dead.
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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Everything up to a military presence in Ukraine (ours and other NATO members) to make it clear this aggressive behavior wont be tolerated.
    Sadly, that should have been done some time ago, and we have a weak POTUS. A leader would have lead, not Obama. Putin can read him like an open book.
    Is there anybody you DON'T want to go to war with? That would save us some time.

    I also assume you'll be enlisting to help on the front lines of World War ****ing Three.
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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Therein lies the problem: Europe won't do anything. They always expect us to step up first before moving in to assist, and they use baby steps when doing THAT.
    I agree, and its partially our fault. Part of the reason much of the socialist fail of europe has gone on as long as it has, as well as the inflated "success" of the EU, is because Europe hasn't really had to defend itself since WW2. Even the biggest spenders, like Germany and the UK have small but modern militaries, but its a drop in the bucket. Even when teamed up as NATO, without the US they are in big trouble. Its also not directly comparable based on spending, money goes much further in Russia (and China) then it does in the west, and Russia has the 3rd largest military in the world, arguably the second most powerful behind the US.
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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Is there anybody you DON'T want to go to war with? That would save us some time.

    I also assume you'll be enlisting to help on the front lines of World War ****ing Three.
    I never said I wanted to go to war with Russia, Kobie. Please read before you comment.

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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I want to frame this comment for posterity's sake. This is a prime example of politics over country right here.
    Obama is a weak leader, we know it, and the world certainly knows it. Thats merely an accurate observation.

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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I never said I wanted to go to war with Russia, Kobie. Please read before you comment.
    You said you wanted NATO military presence in Ukraine. What, pray tell, do you think is going to happen if that were to transpire?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Obama is a weak leader, we know it, and the world certainly knows it. Thats merely an accurate observation.
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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You said you wanted NATO military presence in Ukraine. What, pray tell, do you think is going to happen if that were to transpire?



    I think it will demonstrate our resolve in preventing Russian aggression. Russia understands force. Tragically it also understands that our chump leader would never use it. So until an actual leader is in the White House, nothing is going to happen. Same story with ISIS. This is what happens when people elect democrats.

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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I think it will demonstrate our resolve in preventing Russian aggression. Russia understands force. Tragically it also understands that our chump leader would never use it. So until an actual leader is in the White House, nothing is going to happen. Same story with ISIS. This is what happens when people elect democrats.


    More vapid rhetoric, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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