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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Good ol Gorby. Many times the voice of reason in the international sphere. I will stand behind his statements. I do believe Russia and the US need to sit down with a broad agenda. I think it should cover everything from Ukraine, Russia roll in Eastern Europe, sanctions, economic influence, the US roll in Eastern Europe, etc. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    There is nothing to discuss. Russia must be contained until it proves to be a less authoritarian and less threatening regime. Withdrawal from Ukraine and Georgia would be my baseline requirements before I was willing to engage in any serious talks with Russia. Talks have the disadvantage of potentially reducing pressure and creating chinks in the broad front that has been erected against them.

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

    This is no surprise. It will be if he said otherwise.
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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no, they were done out of a sense of "let's look like we're doing something."
    We are doing something, and it's not a bad move. Your comment doesn't change that they're justified. End of Russian incursion, subversive and overt, into Ukraine and surrounding area would be the end of the sanctions, it's very simple.

    we need to become a country again so that the world stops looking at us to solve every problem. for free. we agree on nation building here, though.
    Such is the life of a superpower.
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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I agree, unless they pick a fight-which they have. Now they need to be exposed to large amounts of kinetic energy to get the message.
    well, i'm sure that typing this made you feel tough, but the problem is that this strategy won't do anything good for America. i know that this is going nowhere, but just out of curiosity, please clarify your second sentence. what kind of "kinetic energy?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    We are doing something, and it's not a bad move. Your comment doesn't change that they're justified. End of Russian incursion, subversive and overt, into Ukraine and surrounding area would be the end of the sanctions, it's very simple.
    it's a dumb move. destabilizing Russia and messing up their economy won't do anything positive for America.

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    Such is the life of a superpower.
    which is why we should go back to being a country. countries can thrive long term. empires, not so much.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    well, i'm sure that typing this made you feel tough, but the problem is that this strategy won't do anything good for America. i know that this is going nowhere, but just out of curiosity, please clarify your second sentence. what kind of "kinetic energy?"
    CSB. And I meant rapidly expanding gases and shrapnel.

    Its the language they speak.
    Death toll in suspected bomb explosion rises to 10 | Fox News
    Guess who?
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    Re: Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's a dumb move. destabilizing Russia and messing up their economy won't do anything positive for America.
    And now you have demonstrated you dont understand how soft power and international diplomacy works.

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

    Gorby is still alive? I thought he died way back when.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    CSB. And I meant rapidly expanding gases and shrapnel.

    Its the language they speak.
    Death toll in suspected bomb explosion rises to 10 | Fox News
    Guess who?
    so, you support a hot war with Russia. how do you suppose that will turn out?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    And now you have demonstrated you dont understand how soft power and international diplomacy works.
    well, at least we're back to diplomacy. did it feel as good to type that as it did to post a picture of a bomb? i thought bombs were the language that Russia speaks.

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