Diplo-War Between EU And Belarus

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    now its really getting nasty... it seems like the EU's recent expansion has helped to change its mindset towards democracy, now if only they could show the same cajones with Iran and Iraq....

     
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    Putin supports Lukashenko's Belarus as the last buffer state left to him after the Orange revolution.

    A retrograde Stalinist state as a barrier between Russia and the west.

    Belarus' actions are, at least tacitly, being steered by Putin.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/08/18/MNGM2E9BOR1.DTL
     
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    To most Russians, there is no significant difference between Byelorus (Belarus) and Russia proper.

    This is not Ukraine.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UPI-1-20050727-07042500-bc-russia-belarus.xml
     
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    a union of belarus and russia would not have many long-lasting negative effects would it?

    i cannot fault putin for his efforts to stabilize russia, i just wonder if his reforms will last past his time in control...
     
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    A merger would probably be good for the people of Belarus. Better Putin than Lukashenko.
     

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