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Joe Heller

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    the impaler was in Romania.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    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!!

  3. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 2 years 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?

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

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