Comments on: Military analysis of what Russia really wants reveals nuclear dangers http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: thoma http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-484201 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:33:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-484201 world will not be safe as long as he breathes.

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By: DLNY http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-481972 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:22:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-481972 Ridiculous apologist for the Russian regime.

1) All countries are surrounded if they choose to see themselves that way.
2) Appeasement does not work
3) Other countries are not our to disect.
4) The moment we allow such a vivisection of another nation we have followed a time worn path to failure having already suffered a moral collapse and will bear the long term consequences for such apathy.
5) The choices before us are all bad and that is by design, Putin’s design. The only response is to make Putin’s choices less palatable, no more so.

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By: Noproxy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-472004 Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:19:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-472004 the writer if this article lives on another planet, what a delusional article, baseless and factless…all is written is just hopes and wishes, nothing logical or scientific, just hoping this and that.

keep on dreaming

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By: Mykola_Chyslin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-440799 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:24:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-440799 I wish you to do “for the greater good, to do the wrong thing for the right reasons” – cede Scotland to Russia, for instance.
Be damned…

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By: GarinH http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-436528 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:25:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-436528 Great article, omly I am confused about the picture of Russian warships on parade, they are clearly flying a British flag. Hmmm

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-435925 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:52:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-435925 Probably one of the better articles penned in recent memory. Leaving the usual U.S.-centric garbage and taking in a larger view makes this enjoyable to read.

It helps understanding when you consider the U.S. has somewhere around 600-700 miltary bases across the globe.
I would think the Cubans would probably like to have their Guantonomo Bay returned at some point.

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By: Kondra http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-426398 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:06:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-426398 Britain firmly sticks to (pro)British minorities’ statehoods in Ireland, Spain and Argentina while denying the same right for (pro)Russian minorities in Ukraine, Baltic states and Caucasus. Great empire mentality
syndrome as usual or anti-Putin stance as a palliative?

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By: archimedes2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-426282 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:58:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-426282 The conclusion is correct, the solution is for Ukraine to cede East Ukraine to Russia in the guise of independent Republics with West Ukraine being neutral for the medium term. The West needs to play a long game and focus on applying economic pressure if Russia decides to expand in regions of other neighboring countries with populations of ethnic Russians. The West only has economic escalation dominance. Arming Ukraine with lethal weapons takes the West into the domain of military/nuclear escalation, where the Russians escalation dominance.
Appeasement is the right approach for the West if Russia only has modest regional expansion goals. Liberal democracy is the long term future for Russia and Ukraine, the west just needs to be patient and wait for the Russian masses to cotton on they are being hoodwinked !

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By: bagart http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-423707 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:20:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-423707 It’s rather impossible not to be encircled when country is located at 1/6 of Earth landmass and 1/2 of Eurasia. Russian encircling paranoia has deep roots in small (only 140 mill) and dwindling population, what significantly hinders management of such behemoth country. One can assume, that recent revival of Soviet Union is conducted in order to acquire some number of skilled labor force.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/10/military-analysis-of-what-russia-really-wants-reveals-nuclear-dangers/#comment-421565 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:20:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38548#comment-421565 Quietthinker thinks: “We would not be escalating at all to supply weapons and training. In fact, making Crimea as expensive as possible for Russia could make supplying weaponry a valuable adjunct to the economic pressures…”

Uhhhh yeah. You just described escalation. Think harder.

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