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Robert Ariail

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Where’’s Canada? The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming! Panic, fear! Buy some more junk from the MIC that doesn’t work! Support our troops, buy more headstones for Arllington.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    ^^^^Tell the Ukrainians that trout-boy.

  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago


    The Ukrainians aren’t in NATO. Yet.
    The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) are.

    Finland’s neutral; although I understand they’re suddenly a tad more interested in joining NATO, Personally I don’t think it will make a jot of difference but meh. Actually, if they decide to join NATO, it might prod Russia to take more interest in Finland’s Russian minority. Which might make Sweden (non-aligned) take an interest in their minority in Finland and they work out a deal with Russia to partition it and then Russia will renege and then…
    …uh, nm me. Sweden signed a MOU already and Finland will sign one, too.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Does anyone in the USA really want us to be the primary feet on the ground in the Ukraine while we are still in Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Korea? What additional programs and services will conservatives demand be forfeited while we send more men and women to go toe to toe with another nuclear power overseas? The majority of Americans approve of Obama using diplomacy and sanctions against Russia, they also approve of his desire to make Europe, the continent with the most skin in this game, to take a greater role in the situation. That said, they don’t approve of his overall handling of the situation which is something of an anomaly in itself. It’s as if my neighbors love what I’ve done with my lawn, they think my bushes and trees have been trimmed to perfection, and the flower beds are lovely, however, they don’t think I’m very good at taking care of my yard. Maybe they just don’t like me?
    that’s an example, not the situation, however, it’s like when people went on the street and asked what people what they thought of the ACA and people thought it was a good idea and hoped it would work. Then they were asked what they thought of Obamacare, and they said they didn’t like it.
    One thing is for certain… we shouldn’t start a conflict with Russia while we ourselves are so divided among our own neighbors.

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    Why do you think that there is nothing to do short of going to war in Ukraine? If we had a competent President with a competent administrative staff around him (or her) we could have stopped this before the lefties could start wringing their hands and talking about going to war.

  6. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    We are not only divided with our allies, but as you pointed out it your first sentence, the U.S. military is dangerously overstretched. Trying to be the world policeman is usually a thankless, and very expensive job. Just ask the British.
    This is not necessarily President Obama’s fault; this has been U.S. policy since the end of WWII. Yes, I have no doubt that Reagan would go eyeball to eyeball with any Russian leader who was thinking of making such a move. Brezhnev , Andropov, Chernenko and Gorbachev would probably have backed down. But today’s situation is different. Russia has a bolder leader, with seemingly firm control. How strong is his military? How far is he willing to gamble? How far is Obama willing to gamble? I am sure both men are thinking about this carefully. (At least, I hope so)

  7. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    the question is does the USA honor its treaties? bho says no

  8. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    Tabloid readers, pfft. If an article isn’t in double-height font and more than 20 words, it’s “wordy”.

    I had time. I’ll summarise for you, since you might not understand that longword, ‘delusional’: “it aint happening”

    Oh yeah, almost forgot: “lol”.

  9. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    To paraphrase Surgeon’s Law (90% of everything is crud) – 90% of the population is dumb, can’t think for themselves and are spoonfed their beliefs by the media (right and left).

  10. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 2 years ago

    This is what I’m talking about when I say 90% of people are idiots. Do you know how many nukes Russia has? Do you think they would hesitate to use them if we struck first? Do you even BEGIN to THINK about consequences of your proposed actions?

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    My son participated in some very successful NATO actions (still classified) that demonstrated the alliance isn’t nearly as weak as portrayed in the ’toon.

    On a more U.S. note, saw a chart showing several things Obama has done “foreign affairs-wise”, and they got over 60% approval by the public, when not linked to Obama, yet he got only 35% approval for his actions as President.

    Hmm, over 70% of Americans now realize the invasion of Iraq was stupid, and a disaster, but the “conservatives” still support the morons who led us into it. Yep, interesting indeed.

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    correctly wrote: “…by your problem, my hopes and concerns to you and your loved ones.”

    I hate to point out an inconsistency here, but in the above statement you correctly wrote ‘your’. Twice. Tch, tch, tch.

  13. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    Wow! A lot of diverse debate here tonight.
    Just one more thought, to muddy the waters further. If tomorrow, officers in the Cuban Army revolted, ousting the communist/Castro II government, and Putin rushed troops, armor and aircraft there to crush the rebellion, what would our response be?

  14. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    We have , at last count, 60K troops in Korea, plus troops in Japan, Australia, Japan and shortly back in the Philippines.
    The Black Sea is one way in, one way out, passing through the Bosporus in Turkey. Think we could get ships in there in a crisis? One saboteur sinking a small ship would bottle us up on both sides, too close for Russian weapons for comfort.
    Yes, they couldn’t get out, but unless we unleash a Pearl Harbor, they have the upper hand.

  15. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    “Thank you for your concern”

    It is an egocentric universe we live in, for myself as well.
    My moods color my views, not always in a flattering way.

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