Santa / Ded Moroz
None of my business
Regardless, while MAD was not formalized in a given doctrine, it was recognized and widely believed that another world war would lead to the destruction of the human race. not immediately and neatly as MAD would either, people would die from starvation as much as they would from the fighting. Trench warfare given higher levels of technology would have lead to the endless meat grinder that WW1 had turned into for a number of years, but with higher tech it would have been unbreakable. that was what people were so afraid of, and that is why Appeasement was a perfect political alternative to actually honoring the treaties that were the predecessors to the agreements that lead to NATO. the proto-Nato was useless because it didn't have the political backing it needed when the time came to destroy the now aggressive germany before it became unstoppable.
Then there is the league of nations... that was just... that was just terrible. it literally did nothing before it got disbanded.
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Despite all rhetoric, Russia is not a backwards dictatorship. It's their business.
If Russia gets involved to try and support a Kremlin government then the US, UN and NATO need to get involved to stop them. Ukraine needs to work out the situation, but Russia should be stopped from using their military to try and force the outcome that they want.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
The bigger question is about the Crimea itself. It has a majority Russian population and the only reason it ended up in Ukranian hands is because of bizarre sentimentality from Krushchev and because Yeltsin was asleep at the wheel in '92. I wouldn't actually have a problem with the Crimea becoming part of the Federation, the bigger issue is setting precedents for violent expansionism. The situation could be resolved by trading the peninsula in a legitimate transfer of power for say a 30 year sweetheart natural gas deal.
It's not just Crimea. The Russian army is going to enter all of ukraine from the eastern border. You won't just see Crimea become part of Russian federation, you might just see 1/3rd of Ukraine get annexed too.
Ofc, there's nothing anyone can do. There isn't. If the west sends troops in there, it's going to be catastrophic.
No one should send troops. And as I said in the other thread, this one needs to be addressed by the EU, not us.
Yeah, I imagine Russia was upset when the Baltic States joined NATO. I think, however, that we came dangerously close to abandoning our allies when we barely squeaked in protest at the Russian invasion of Georgia.To think we'd allow Russia to invade countries we are bound by treaty to defend is irrational.