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Jim Morin

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 9 months ago

    First Ukraine, specifically Crimea; then eastern Ukraine; then setting his sights on Belarus and its neighbors…will Poland be next after that? Not!!! ;)

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 9 months ago

    I doubt many in Eastern Europe would ‘vote’ the way Crimea did, for Russian absorption. I doubt ANY would. So is Putin going to send tanks into Poland and Latvia? The Czech Republic and Bulgaria? That is, suddenly kick off World War III? The McCain-Graham War Recording Machinery may say so but, personally, I doubt it.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    Actually, all of Eastern Europe (including Western Ukraine) has a very long and passionate history of hating the Russians and all things Russian. This also includes the Baltics (once reluctant colonies of the Russian Empire, then reluctant Soviet Socialist Republics).

    The predominantly ethnic Russian, Russian speaking, Russian Orthodox Eastern Ukraine, especially the bit of Ukraine that voted to remain part of the CCCP after WWI, would be happy as an independent state, independent of the Western Ukraine and independent of (but closely allied with) Russia. And a convenient buffer for Russia against future Napoleons or Hitlers.

    But dominating the former Warsaw Pact as the CCCP did from ‘39 to ’91 is not an option for Russia. Putin is no Сталин. He’s not even a Brezhnev.

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 9 months ago

    The Crimeans just voted to secede from the country that supplies all their oil and water. ( Or at least it has to pass through the Ukraine )

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 9 months ago

    Eventually: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland. Russian nationalism is re-emerging with oil and gas wealth from its northern regions. What is it now — Oligarchical-Socialist? Putin: taciturn, sullen, dangerous. Why is he popular with so many people, here and abroad? Eventually, this will turn out bad.

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