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Old 07-24-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default US state department and Pentagon confirm Russia is firing on Ukraine

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...aine/13108615/

Obama and Merkel are trembling in their boots.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:04 PM   #2
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the world is afraid of Russia. its pitiful. Separatists are also randomly taking some reporters, nobody knows where. all the world leaders do is cry about it every day
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the world is afraid of Russia. its pitiful. Separatists are also randomly taking some reporters, nobody knows where. all the world leaders do is cry about it every day
Not afraid, but Russia isn't a country you can just push around with no consequences. Countries generally only mess with significantly weaker countries.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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the world is afraid of Russia. its pitiful. Separatists are also randomly taking some reporters, nobody knows where. all the world leaders do is cry about it every day
Putin knows the world leaders will not do anything.... but pose economic sanctions. He's willing to let the economy to take a hit to bring back Russia as a military superpower. He wants to be a force.
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Default Re: US state department and Pentagon confirm Russia is firing on Ukraine

so in all your wisdom, what do expect the US to do? invade Russia?

The US can only do so much, it's the european leaders that need to grow a pair and follow the US with sanctions, that's when Putin is going to feel some real pain.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:27 PM   #6
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so in all your wisdom, what do expect the US to do? invade Russia?

The US can only do so much, it's the european leaders that need to grow a pair and follow the US with sanctions, that's when Putin is going to feel some real pain.


i want us to fukk up the Separatists...at the least arm the Ukrainians against the Separatists. I want us to call Putin's playing 2 sides.

maybe even send in special forces at night or some type of attack on the Separatists. I want us to clearly stand with Ukraine...against the Separatists.

Ukraine chose the west over joiniing Russia...and we aren't even backing them after all of this BS...

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So will there be sanctions against Israel too? Why isn't US pressuring them?

It's funny when these conflicts involve Russia or a Muslim nation, US is quick to judge and the media immediately paints them as the bad guys. But if it's Israel doing the same thing, they never say or do anything. At the end of the day our government only cares about the shift of power and their own interests, the people getting hurt and nations collapsing is irrelevant.
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So will there be sanctions against Israel too? Why isn't US pressuring them?

It's funny when these conflicts involve Russia or a Muslim nation, US is quick to judge and the media immediately paints them as the bad guys. But if it's Israel doing the same thing, they never say or do anything. At the end of the day our government only cares about the shift of power and their own interests, the people getting hurt and nations collapsing is irrelevant.

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Obama and Merkel are trembling in their boots.
The **** does this have to do with President Obama?
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So will there be sanctions against Israel too? Why isn't US pressuring them?

It's funny when these conflicts involve Russia or a Muslim nation, US is quick to judge and the media immediately paints them as the bad guys. But if it's Israel doing the same thing, they never say or do anything. At the end of the day our government only cares about the shift of power and their own interests, the people getting hurt and nations collapsing is irrelevant.


maybe because they understand Hamas are constantly attacking Israel hiding behind civilians that make for great headlines to the dumb, and the only thing Israel can reallly do right now is try to set a deterrence by hitting back hard....

Israel is between a rock and a hard place. can't even think of many options for them at this point other than doing what they're doing.
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maybe because they understand Hamas are constantly attacking Israel hiding behind civilians that make for great headlines to the dumb, and the only thing Israel can reallly do right now is try to set a deterrence by hitting back hard....

Israel is between a rock and a hard place. can't even think of many options for them at this point other than doing what they're doing.
Whatever their motivations, I am talking about America's attitude. Imagine if Russians started bombing schools in Ukraine then saying "Ukrainian rebels fired rockets at us". Think US would care? You would have headlines painting Russia as this evil conquering force that is invading the poor defenseless Ukraine. And Obama would be demanding Putin to stop.

Right now on the news they are showing the people and places Israel has killed and destroyed, but the media is not vilifying them the way they do Russia. Their stance is neutral, they are just reporting the news. Passing it off as "Israel defending itself" and the civilian casualties as the unfortunate outcome. Hard to believe they would do the same if it was Russia doing the same.
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Whatever their motivations, I am talking about America's attitude. Imagine if Russians started bombing schools in Ukraine then saying "Ukrainian rebels fired rockets at us". Think US would care? You would have headlines painting Russia as this evil conquering force that is invading the poor defenseless Ukraine. And Obama would be demanding Putin to stop.

Right now on the news they are showing the people and places Israel has killed and destroyed, but the media is not vilifying them the way they do Russia. Their stance is neutral, they are just reporting the news. Passing it off as "Israel defending itself" and the civilian casualties as the unfortunate outcome. Hard to believe they would do the same if it was Russia doing the same.


if you're going to paint a scenario be more specific with it, especially if you're trying to parallel it to the Israel - Palestine conflict....

basically mention why/who the aggressors are...who is REALLY starting the weapon conflicts. make a analogy more accurate to Hamas and what they want to accomplish, not some "imagine if Russia randomly fires rockets into Ukraine schools"....

that makes ALL of the difference in the world. I have no personal bias with Israel, i just know who the REAL aggressors are in this fight. sorry taking land and bulldozing houses is not the same as sneak attacking endlessly and hiding behind civilians.

lets be real, most of the arab world wants Israel destroyed.

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World War III impeding.

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