Ok ! All you political hacks what should we do ?
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I really don't think giving arms (in any variety or amount) to Ukraine will prevent the inevitable.
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Would you at least give a stone to David?
If David didn't bring his own stones then he should go home and re-think his strategy, and if we entertain the idea of supplying stones stamped "Made in the USA" then we should re-think ours. Isn't this how we got sucked into the first two world wars?
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I don't know, rpm...just have a tough time watching a country taken over without anyone caring. Maybe just me.
This is your chance .What would you do ?
Bug...I don't have all the intellegence to make a good choice but I don't want us in another war if that what you're asking.
Equiping them might give them the chance to hold off a take over and of course, I would be selling/shipping all the oil and gas I could asap.
Just making a point.
Think about it !
ON the other hand .Give guns and ammunition to a bunch of untrained people of all ages and watch them be run over like tinker toys.
And just how soon do you think congress will agree on gas and oil shippments ?That's right their on vacation until the 24th.
They couldn't even agree to send a million dollars in aid.
KNOW WHY DO WE LOOK BAD AS A NATION ?
Sorry Billion dollars.
Why do think McCain blew his stack >
These people don't have a trained army .Duh
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You're correct...they are not trained and because we look so weak, nobody cares what we think...then Kerry tells the Russians that if they don't back off we will hold the money located here and the Russians pulled it all out. So much for that little surprise!
And, yes another time away from Washington...scary!
I just believe it is wrong to allow another country to invade a smaller country and take it over.
While I am not in favor of giving guns and ammo, in 1994, Ukraine surrendered its entire nuclear-weapons stockpile—the third largest in the world at the time—in exchange for security assurances from the United States, Britain, and Russia. The agreement called for the three nations to respect Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity, and prohibited them from the use or threat of force against the country.
How should we honor that?
Pavlo Rizanenko, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, told USA Today on Tuesday that Ukraine may have to arm itself with nuclear weapons if the U.S. and other world powers don't hold up their end of the bargain. "We gave up nuclear weapons because of this agreement," he said. "Now there's a strong sentiment in Ukraine that we made a big mistake."
We don't want that!
But according to Wikipedia, there is a dispute whether Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances is anything more than a general statement of intent, lacking the rigor of an international treaty and accompanying ratification procedure.
So there we go--strong words, no action. All bark and no bite. Red lines that mean nothing. Go Iran go. Go N. Korea go. So Syria go. We won't touch you. We talk loudly and carry no stick.
Kiev has accused Russian forces of seizing a village just north of Crimea
Ukraine's foreign ministry said 80 military personnel backed by four helicopter gunships and three armoured vehicles had taken the village of Strilkove.
An unnamed Russian official quoted by Pravda-Ukraine said they had taken action to protect a gas distribution station from "terrorist attacks".
Our nation will only be strong when we as a nation stand behind each other. That was a quote from a republican
Instead everything turns into a political stand off.
Do we have any moral humanitarian responsibilities to any country outside our own?
Or, maybe it's Should we have any moral humanitarian responsibilities?
I can understand most of you saying No, but I guess I won't agree.
There was one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in Moscow for years, with tens of thousands of protestors marching from Pushkin Square to a broad avenue nearby for a rally.
Many said they were ashamed at Russia's intervention in Ukraine with one man telling the BBC he had reached the point where he felt he could no longer live in his own country.
What would you do in Syria questioner when the president couldn't get the support of our own allies ?
Then congress refused to back him. Red line or no red line.
People still ******** because we pulled out of Irag.
Maybe we could just blow Iran up .Would that make you happy.Would you rather try a peaceful solution first or just kill some more of men,women and innocent civilians.
Like the 200000 plus lost in Irag
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And your saying we should police the world.
Here's yesterday's news from another part of the world:
Syria opposition: Allies must honour weapons 'promises' (remember those?)
The head of Syria's main opposition alliance has said its international allies must honour what he said were pledges to supply heavy weapons.
"Syrians are paying for time with blood," Mr Jarba warned.
Mr Jarba says that the core group of 11 countries in the western-organised Friends of Syria group promised the FSA would get heavy weapons if it became clear that the Assad regime was responsible for any breakdown at the Geneva talks. The time has come, Mr Jarba believes, for the 11 to keep their promise.
Mr Jarba also admitted he wished the US had gone through with its threat to bomb sites in Syria, saying that, if they had, "the conflict would have been much closer to the end".
What you people fail to understand is these other nations don't care
140000 lives lost in Syria ,plus over 2 million refuges
N Korean pres . feed his uncle and supporters to the dogs 'Alive "
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And people in congress complained because they couldn't tell who would be getting the weapons.
Remember that ?
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