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The 100 year anniversary of WWI is approaching. Watch out below.
...along with all the intrigue, there's a LOT of oil and natural gas at stake.
ok, we may not agree, but let me ask......who was our cold war opponent? Which US president pushed hard to bring Ukraine into NATO, and did the US propose to put a missile base in Ukraine as part of its defense shield? who is Syria's major backer? who is Iran's major backer? Who accused US CIA of starting the fire that became the Middle East revolution?
sure the "spiel" about smokescreens rings true, but would not it be fair to examine western propoganda the same way?
Cookie3: I don't think that the situation in Ukraine has anything to do with the US, and I'd guess that even the whole spiel about 'protecting Russian citizens' is all smokescreens and mirrors. Call me sceptical, but I imagine that Sevastopol and advantageous ports are more on Putin's mind.
The Bear vs Unicorns and Rainbows...somebody is overmatched.
I absolutely LOVE the cartoon with Obama!!!! makes it even funnier, that Putin is making Obama look like an ametuer in the worldwide scene!
Doesnt it seem Putin is using our past policies against us? What happened in the former Yugoslavia is exactly what Russia is using to its advantage today....using ethnic differences to cause division and seperation, and the eventual division of the Ukraine will strengthen Russsia and weaken NATO. And to think this could have been avoided if NATO had approved Ukraines entry to their organization not too long ago.
US propaganda is alive and well. Here's an example if you listen to the mainstream...
He's probably better off sticking with basketball.
Yes...it could be K vs K in the end (or shall we say...KQ vs KQ).
No rooks, no bishops, no knights.
Any pawns remaining will be forced to go off the board (grid).
i think it is a possibility of K vs K endgame, but what i see even more likely, is this all a construct to bring about a powerful U.N. that the US will wind up capitulating to. economically, we are becoming bankrupt (wont even touch the morality side!), and cannot finance too many more military campaigns, and i do not believe Russia wants to flex it muscles either, they would rather keep their money! China, will continue to sit on sidelines, its military is not designed for these affairs. So.......all countries will contribute under the promise of eventual piece, and that gets the whole ball rolling....let alone what happens if we throw a global famine into the mix! (again, a whole nother topic!!)
I have to agree with you. These countries are being chosen for geostrategic purposes.
Much like a chess game...this game will ALSO have an end game.
And when it comes...will there be any chess pieces still standing???!!!
i believe it is highly possible that the crisis in the Ukraine could touch off a global war, though i honestly think it will stay as a contained civil war. i could see A East-West Ukraine forming, maybe even one similar to modern day Serbia and Montenegro. i also have no doubt the CIA is in on this one as well. interestingly, looking at a map, all the major upheval and violence, civil war is in an abstract cresent moon stretching from Ukraine, through Afghanistan, back through Middle East and through North Africa; and the crescent moon is the symbol of the majority Islamic religions of the area(though Ukraine is predominant Christian). And, as a last point for this comment, look at all the trouble Uncle Sam is brewing across the world---Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Isreal, Egypt,Libya, Sudan, Nigeria, Venezuela, Tunisia, Bosnia, Lebanon, Turkey' and the Ukraine,....and i am sure i missed more than a couple! how does the expression go...."if you play with fire, eventually, you will get burned!"
Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28 1914.
This set off the first of three world wars (two down...one to go).
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