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Joe Heller

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    the impaler was in Romania.

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 8 months ago

    Look at the history of that area. Crimea was “given” to Ukraine by Nikita Khrushchev in the 1950’s. Crimea is mainly ethnic Russian. It is a large peninsula connected to mainland Ukraine by a narrow isthmus. Its eastern tip is only 3 miles from Russia, near Sochi. In the 1940’s the USSR built a bridge across the water to connect them to have transportation during WW2 while fighting the nazis. They will have to rebuild the bridge which was destroyed by ice flows. Russia will have to support Crimea in other ways too. The Crimean economy is a mess, most of their water, food and electricity comes from Ukraine through the isthmus. Their gas comes from Russia through Ukraine. putin may have bit off more than he can chew.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 8 months ago

    @Al S.

    So, if president Obama wants to out chess play Putin, then we should just stay our of this and let the EU handle it, one way or the other. I lived through the entire cold war, and have no wish to repeat that experience!!

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    It was given, and in the ‘90s, Russia signed a treaty that the Ukraine’s territorial integrity was sacrosanct.


    (Of course, Russia uses the rouble, which is linguistically related to the rupee, which explains why Putin is taking back Khrushchev’s gift.)

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 8 months ago

    Most people don’t know what impaling actually is. Look it up. But this is not for children or the faint of heart…

  6. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 8 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    I know, — me either, especially with the possibility of nuclear weapons.
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    But despite the term “Union,” the Europeans are hardly unified. Nationalism is still present, and I’m not saying it should not be. But it maybe be as a result, Europe has not always prevented a united front against despots.
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    Look how poorly Europeans handled past conflicts, especially during Hitler’s rise. I’m re-reading BERLIN DIARY, and the small countries of Europe, and even France, lay down for Hitler. England came very close to invasion. In that book, it is argued that common Germans were for a while disconnected from the pain of war and so let a madman take over.
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    It might be that as Americans of immigrant European descent become distant from their European roots that they care less and less about conflicts over there.
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    I don’t say that Putin is an actual madman or that we should engage him violently at this point. But if we can be said to have learned lessons from past conflicts, we should now be resistant to him at every stage.
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    The takeover of Crimea was a hurried, unlawful affair. World recognition of it should not be granted. The new Russian empire should not be allowed to build itself on the land of small neighboring countries that can’t resist military force. Russia should re-build its own infrastructure and social systems and then lend them, as examples, to be chosen by others or not.
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    It would be a shame if, having bad experiences after World War Two, that we don’t intervene when the time is really necessary. Who knows if that is the time — but should we take a chance and do nothing?

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    One can also look to our interest in Romania; remember Ceauescu?

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