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Thread: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    I make it a personal policy to not worry about things I have no control over. Call me a pragmatist.

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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Where were you during Syria? Too late now. Stop being silly.
    Do you not see the parallels between Russia's actions in the Ukraine and Nazi Germany's actions in Czechoslovakia?
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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Do you not see the parallels between Russia's actions in the Ukraine and Nazi Germany's actions in Czechoslovakia?
    Tell me you are not Godwining modern Russia.

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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Tell me you are not Godwining modern Russia.
    That isn't the typical loosely corroborated reference to Nazis or Hitler. There are some real similarities in the situation.

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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    That isn't the typical loosely corroborated reference to Nazis or Hitler. There are some real similarities in the situation.
    Yes, well, the real differences make the comparison stupid.

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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Tell me you are not Godwining modern Russia.
    Tell me you don't see any similarity between the behavior or nature of the two countries.
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    Hah. If someone put me in their sig, I'd never know. I have sigs off.

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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yes, well, the real differences make the comparison stupid.

    In what way? Because you say so? Ref. post #130.

    Just because the comparison doesn't involve Germany or Nazis per se doesn't mean that there aren't valuable lessons to be learned in the comparison.

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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    Does anyone else agree with Godwining modern Russia? Please, let's see a show of hands.

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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    Ok, just for ****s and giggles, let's consider this. 25 years of development today is very ****ing different than 25 years of development or "post ass kicking" in the early 1900s. So putting those two numbers, as it they bear ANY meaning is stupid. Old people starting a grudge war is ridiculous.

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    Re: Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?

    Next "point":

    Hitler came to prominence in a campaign to restore Germany's prestige and military.
    That's a pretty big club including basically every leader.


    This one:

    It's anyone's guess what Obama is going to do about it, but I do know for certain Putin doesn't give a damn because he doesn't respect Obama and he correctly diagnoses the West as nations that are more concerned about political correctness and diversity than growing a pair and standing up to him.
    You're joking, right? PC and diversity is destroying America? Well, that's quite the platform.


    Next:

    Germany viewed areas with ethnic German populations as part of greater Germany. Apparently Russia views areas with ethnic Russians as part of Russia.
    How unusual! Not.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irredentism


    And:

    Germany engaged in military buildup prior to war. Russia has been building up its military in recent years.
    Most countries are building up their military, in one form or another.

    Finally:
    Oh, and both countries hosted Olympics before getting offensive. History does like to repeat itself.
    Seriously?



    As we can plainly see, there is NOTHING unusual in any of the above comparisons. Each is commonplace to an extent that any given country will satisfy most, if not all, of them.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 03-01-14 at 11:27 PM.

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