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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Bare Attack!

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Afghanistan and Iraq were naked aggression. Crimea has the Russians largest Naval base, and access to the Med, secured with treaty, they also have ethnics there who support them. NOT the same as our invasions, even if Putin is a creepy dude, but not a creepy as Cheney.

  3. Mark

    Mark said, almost 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Speaking of creepy…

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    Reminds me of Germany seizing the Sudetenland, and Danzig, ostensibly to reunite ethnic Germans with their fatherland. The Russians could march into the Crimea with half the people there welcoming them.

    None of which means that this isn’t simple aggression, with the Russians pulling the strings behind the scenes, at least to some extent.

    One question remains: is Putin willing to tolerate an independent Ukraine at all? Has he “no more territorial demands to make in Europe” to quote another.

  5. pavlov

    pavlov said, almost 3 years ago

    Once again the world will sit by and watch Russia attack and kill Ukrainians. Remember the Holodomor.

  6. pavlov

    pavlov said, almost 3 years ago

    @ dtroutma Naval base treaty you mean a treaty that Putin is violating, and using your logic Mexico should be able to send troops into California,Colorado, New Mexio, and Texas to “protect" ethnic Mexicans.

  7. Bilword

    Bilword said, almost 3 years ago

    you want the real nude aggression you have to look at us foreign policy!

  8. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    All the more astonishing that Arizona and California can exist next door to each other and still be, nominally at least, part of the same country.

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 3 years ago

    dtroutma: Russia has access to the Black Sea. To get to the Mediterranean, they would have to pass through the territorial waters of Turkey.

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    “have you seen Hillary lately?”

    Take your hand out of your pocket, this is about Putin and the Crimea.

  11. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, almost 3 years ago

    Too bad retroactive Olympic boycotts don’t tend to be effective…….

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 3 years ago

    That would explain much. Makes me think of the movie “American Beauty”.

  13. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @pavlov

    That’s because we’re all broke from fighting Iraq and Afghanistan.

  14. jackson49

    jackson49 said, almost 3 years ago

    will KERRY start a war to get elected pres?

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    “No, don’t be reminded. That is an incorrect analogy since Putin is no Hitler or Stalin. You start thinking that way you get either “appeasement” or " world war." Those aren’t the choices here."


    Why not? What exactly can the Ukraine do in the present situation other than meet Putin’s demands, or fight? And Putin demands a government in Kiev that is subordinate to Moscow. Even a naked conquest of the Ukraine by the Russians would not, at the moment, precipitate a world war, that is true. But it is also true that the taking of the Sudetenland and even the conquest of Czechoslovakia did not precipitate a world war either. If Germany had not invaded Poland, and settled for Czechoslovakia (even temporarily), how might the history of the 20th century look different?


    So the question is, where will Putin stop? And what ought we to do about it? I AM reminded of 1938-1939; it is not an analogy, and I don’t claim to know what we ought to do about the situation, if anything. The only thing I am sure of, is that this is NOT going to mean happy days for Ukrainians who want true independence from Russia, and closer ties with the west. For them, these are dark days.

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