View Poll Results: Is Palin right, should Obama use the threat of nukes to stop Putin?

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  • Yes, Palin was right, threaten and use nuclear weapons to Putin in Crimea crisis

    2 3.03%
  • No, Palin is wrong, threatening with nukes is insane

    37 56.06%
  • Yes, sadly Palin is not VP/President or Putin would now be a glowstick/dead

    1 1.52%
  • No, thank goodness Palin did not become VP/President or we would all be glowsticks/dead

    21 31.82%
  • Sarah who?

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Thread: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

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    Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    Sarah Palin, according to a Dutch Newspaper has stated that Obama should use nuclear weapons to stop Putin when she said:

    Mr. President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Sarah Palin, according to a Dutch Newspaper has stated that Obama should use nuclear weapons to stop Putin when she said:
    Nukes are used to destroy lots of targets.Killing a bunch of innocent civilians just because we do not want their country to annex another is idiotic and extremely excessive. Palin is wrong.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Sarah Palin, according to a Dutch Newspaper has stated that Obama should use nuclear weapons to stop Putin when she said:

    Nah, let's don't do that.

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    Re: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    She just wants to watch fireworks from her front porch.

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    Re: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Sarah Palin, according to a Dutch Newspaper has stated that Obama should use nuclear weapons to stop Putin when she said:
    If you watched the video of her speaking, you would see that clearly was not her message.

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    Re: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    What a grossly dishonest OP statement and poll. Only a truly simple mind or an a blind partisan (which are the same in my book) would interpret her statement as equating to calling for a nuclear attack against Russia.

    Only nuclear powers can stand up to other nuclear powers in high stakes military relevant poker games. That's why Russia could invade Ukraine and can not invade our or our bases.

    If we put just 100 USA troops in Ukraine's holding-out base in Crimea the entire game changes. If we moved aircraft and missiles into Europe, particularly small anti-air and anti-mechanized missiles - indicating we are preparing to provide those to locals and Eastern Europeans and Ukraine Muslims that also be playing some serious cards. To draw a battleline, Russia has to use Russians. We don't have to us USA troops in response. There are millions of people in that region who don't kill Russians only because they don't have the means to do so. We have piles of that hardware.

    Its a big deal for Russians to start attacking American troops, because we both got nukes. Since this is on Russia's border, not ours, their risks of conventional style killing is greater. We both understand what escalation ultimately leads to.

    Obama doesn't know how to play poker. Putin does.

    This also is why we know that Obama has already agreed to give Putin Crimea in his secret long phone call. Now it will all just be words on top of words - all meaning nothing - until everyone tires of the topic and loses interests.

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    Re: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    She just wants to watch fireworks from her front porch.
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    Re: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Sarah Palin, according to a Dutch Newspaper has stated that Obama should use nuclear weapons to stop Putin when she said:
    I don't think she was advocating a nuclear exchange.

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    Re: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    CPAC 2014:

    Search | C-SPAN.org

    CPAC 2014, Sarah Palin, for context start at 22:00. The remark is at 22:48.

    Sarah Palin Addresses CPAC | Video | C-SPAN.org

    I like what she says a bit later. "Aferall, who could have seen this coming."

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    Re: Drop a nuclear bomb on Russia to stop the Crimea from becoming part of Russia?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Nukes are used to destroy lots of targets.Killing a bunch of innocent civilians just because we do not want their country to annex another is idiotic and extremely excessive. Palin is wrong.
    I agree with you, you cannot use the ultimate weapon just because people in the Crimea (which is mostly Russians) might want to belong to Russia one cannot use nukes. This could create a war in which millions of innocent people will die.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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