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Yup. Hell, the Crimeans practically welcomed the Russian invaders. When's the last time anyone has responded like that? It's been awhile...The Crimea was barely included in the Ukraine as it was. It has a special designation compared to other regions and is relatively independent of the Ukrainian government.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." --First Amendment to the United States Constitution
Yes, I see a likelihood of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction proliferation to other countries. Ukraine gave up the 3rd largest nuclear arsenal in the world upon promises of assurances of the integrity of their borders. They now have paid the price of not being a nuclear power.
No nuclear power has been invaded or attacked. Dozens of non-nuclear powers have. Easy enough lesson for any country to understand. There is no deal, negotiation or treaty for any country to not obtain nuclear weapons or give them up that should be seen as trickery.
Last edited by joko104; 03-03-14 at 11:20 PM.
Russia has many troops that I heard topple up to 150 thousand. So they may take Kiev, but maintaining an occupied Ukraine would require more and would exhaust Russia out of its resources making it even weaker than before. Eventually it will have to let go but now in a crumbling state. It is then that I think that countries that are under Russian oppression as of now may then want to become independent also.
Hence Russia better keep away from Ukraine for its own sake. Ukraine is armed and can fight and resist. Especially if kept under the light of media (i.e., not alone) and aided with some help.
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