Comments on: Greece blinked in loan battle, Putin’s gaze remains steely http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/greece-blinked-in-loan-battle-putins-gaze-remains-steely/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Moties001 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/greece-blinked-in-loan-battle-putins-gaze-remains-steely/#comment-279796 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:41:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38181#comment-279796 A well reasoned sensible article (welcome back) The point below from mgunn is the reason why we are in this mess. The EU US could not wait to achieve control of Ukraine via the ballot box, this would have taken up to 5 years hence the problems we now have. I agree that no one knows the expansion plans that Putin had, but these would not have been implemented in my view until at least 2018. This date would now have moved due to economic problems oil price ETC. The problem now is that because of sanctions and the rhetoric from the west all bets are off and I believe that we are now heading for a war. A war that Russia did not want or is prepared for, but will now feel is its only way out. As for Greece there are only two options stay with the German austerity plan or default and become bankrupt. The Greek people have had enough and will force the latter option.

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By: mgunn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/greece-blinked-in-loan-battle-putins-gaze-remains-steely/#comment-276785 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:59:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38181#comment-276785 “though the best-informed commentators believe them to be large”

Are you joking? As if commentator opinion has any merit? Perhaps his ambitions are larger now due to the miscalculation of bringing NATO up to his doorstep and instigating an overthrow of a democratically elected (albeit corrupt) government.

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By: betrayed http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/20/greece-blinked-in-loan-battle-putins-gaze-remains-steely/#comment-246397 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:49:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38181#comment-246397 Angela Merkel has let the EU walk all over Germany Again. Grease is just another America full of debt and drugs

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