Comments on: Building Berlin’s Wall helped avoid a nuclear confrontation http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DrewPalmerFL http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97521 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:43:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97521 The dismemberment of the USSR was handled badly, and there are millions of people who keep being damaged by that.

What is the harm in letting people vote?

Scots voted and everyone respects that, Taiwan and Hong Kong are trying to vote and we are trying to respect that.

If people in eastern Ukraine want to join Russia and be poor, who are we to judge?

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By: visailian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97460 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:26:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97460 I read in a book, I believe it was the Art of War, that the first thing you need to do is understand your enemy before you go to war with him on any level. I woud not be surprised to know tht Mr. Putin has read the book but did not fully learn from it.

I deeply suspect that he is maintaining himself in the age of profound suspicion that was originally fostered when he was running about as an appartchik with the Commettiee for State Security looking at the West as something just to the left of the Great Satan. Perhaps an incognito visit to the West might be in order to see what the West really is would be of benefit. While it is doubtful there would be a monumental change of heart in Mr. Putin’s mind, at least he could see the West without the filters and blinders of the supposed advisors he has surrounding him.

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By: YertleTheTurtle http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97367 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:32:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97367 In the second paragraph, the author wrote “North American Treaty Organization.” I believe this needs to be corrected to “North Atlantic Treaty Organization.”

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By: Govornik http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97342 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:20:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97342 HITLER IS SITTING IN WHITE HOUSE, NOT IN KREMLIN.

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By: Govornik http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97341 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:19:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97341 First of all, for the journalist Nina Khrushchevna it is not NATO for North AMERICAN Treaty organisation but ATLANTIC (although there is no difference). Secondly one must be realistic and stated that WE are so got used to American bombing other countries, destroying their economies and annexing their treasures like Iraq’s oil, that it seams so normal when the US and its allies – read slaves – decide to impose their will on other nations. Now, facing great power China, the US fleet is there to “dictate” which island belong to Japan and not China. Taiwan, all inhabited by Chinese, is dictated by the US against main land China. There is no Putin who is now popular amongst ALL FREEDOM LOVING PEOPLE around the world – not only “isolated” Russians, that attack anything or anyone but just stood firmly in defending what it is his and his people’s – including parts of so called Ukraine territory – which in fact is an artificial – Russian made state. (No Ukrainians would be capable historically to gain such a large territory if it were not Stalin – annexed half Poland, parts of Slovakia, Hungary and Romania to Ukraine, Khrushchev – annexed Crimea to Ukraine and Lenin – the whole Novorossia was “given” to Socialist Republic Ukraine). So, let us just be realistic about the WEST, NATO, USA – EXPANSIONISTIC WORLD RULE and those who oppose this – while the worst human rights are actually broken not in North Korea but UNITED STATES WITH ITS “COLOURED” population of some 35% being treated as lower humans, not to mention 1% of rich ruling 99% of others. WAKE UP PEOPLE, THERE IS HITLER SITTING IN WHITE HOUSE, not in Kremlin.

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By: expat75 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97296 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11:06:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97296 It is the Hawks in Congress that want to resurrect the Cold War. America’s fear of Communism – the “Reds under the bed” syndrome – is daily stimulated by the Republican Party right wing in order to condition the American people to support these views.

America acts like one of HG Wells alien spacecraft towards planet Earth, but unlike the novel, America will not change her foreign policy toward Russia and for that matter China. The buildup of the American Navy in the Pacific clearly underlines this intention.

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By: SixthRomeo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97164 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 14:00:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97164 Right from the start: Is John McCain Putin? Do they have the same resentment? The same inner and outer poison?

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By: Reader89109 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97163 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:36:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97163 In this artcle, 2nd paragraph, NATO that A stands for Atlantic not American.

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By: Navalny http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97159 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:09:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97159 Summary of article: Putin is bad; no oligarchy in US, only pure democracy; Putin made Russia worse, it was better in the 90s when people were lining up for toilet paper.

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By: GeorgeBMac http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/07/building-berlins-wall-helped-avoid-a-nuclear-confrontation/#comment-97149 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 12:06:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35629#comment-97149 So, the west continues the cold war by trying to annex one of Russia’s neighbors — and assume that that is OK because the west is ‘the good guy’. And, now we criticize Russia for objecting?

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