Time To Ring The Alarm About Ukraine And Russia

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    Russia's playing hardball and it may very well be a very unsettling development if they succeed in muscling Ukraine back to the East instead of opening to the West.

     
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    I am getting tired of this phrase: "...United States, already stretched to its limits." It is used as a justification for US inaction from Africa to Asia. Check out the chart on the attached webpage and ask yourself if America is streched to its limits.

    http://www.truthandpolitics.org/military-relative-size.php
     
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    our army's kinda screwed right now, but it will heal over time

    other than that, we're not overstretched or to our limits

    hell we just deployed eight aircraft carriers at once this summer.. that's not overstretched at all
     
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    Money is one thing while having the actual troops and logistics is another. Even more importantly, I wonder if the US populace has the stomach for engaging on another front (militarily).
     
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    It's unlikely, no matter how authoritarian they start to lean, the Ukranians will ever opt to reunify with Russia. Pres. Kuchma doesn't even support that, and he isn't all that popular these days anyways. Stalin's famine hasn't been forgoten by Ukranians, and neither has Chernobyl. There is no small amount of bad blood between Russians and Ukranians.

    Is the possibility of Ukraine co-operating more with Russia economically than with the EU a bad thing for us or the Ukranians? Ms. Kravets is probably a pro-E.U. anti-slavophile neo-westernizer. Isolating Russia isn't the answer.

    Speculation on the upcoming election might be a little pointless. I wouldn't be surprised by widespread fraud and the ensuing retention of Pres. Kuchma's 'ideological succesor' (as the article put it) Prime Minister Yanukovych.
     

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