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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    He has certainly done International Affairs 101. So let's see how the thing plays out. I wonder if the EU's Mr schultz and Lady Ashton have a plan for military involvement.
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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    As much as I abhor Putin and despise him, I would say this would have been pretty typical, Putin or not. If a country that has many ties with you both culturally, linguistically, economically, and politically faced such a situation, a country that doesn't respond this way would be weak country indeed.
    For comparison, think of how the US would react if Canada faced a collapse of governance. Undoubtedly it would immediately send troops, aid, and such to prevent a destabilization of the situation.
    Would these troops be sent in to protect the protesters or the Canadian government?
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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    It's no surprise that Russian ships are at Sevastopol. It remained the home base of the Russian Black Sea fleet, despite being part of Ukraine since 1991.
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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Would these troops be sent in to protect the protesters or the Canadian government?
    Depends on the situation
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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Depends on the situation
    In what possible situation would they be sent in to support a popular protest to topple the Canadian government?
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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    In what possible situation would they be sent in to support a popular protest to topple the Canadian government?
    If the Canadian government started shooting it's citizens for basically showing up at non violent protests.
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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    If the Canadian government started shooting it's citizens for basically showing up at non violent protests.
    But the protests aren't non-violent! Where does this **** come from.
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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    But the protests aren't non-violent! Where does this **** come from.
    You ask a hypothetical question, in what scenario would the US military be sent in to support a popular protest to topple the Canadian government.

    If the Canadian government could and might nuke the US into oblivion, then we'd have to probably think long and hard before taking action.
    Another country that is a strategic interest, on our border, trades with us and has our protection is similar to what the Ukraine is to Russia.
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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You ask a hypothetical question, in what scenario would the US military be sent in to support a popular protest to topple the Canadian government.

    If the Canadian government could and might nuke the US into oblivion, then we'd have to probably think long and hard before taking action.
    Another country that is a strategic interest, on our border, trades with us and has our protection is similar to what the Ukraine is to Russia.
    Who are you suggesting could and would nuke us.
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    Re: Ukraine Crisis: Russia Deploys Ships and Troops in Crimea

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Who are you suggesting could and would nuke us.
    Russia of course.

    I think 'mutually assured destruction' prevents it but if we used our military to intervene in the Ukraine, against Russian troops?
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