chrispbrown27 wrote:Obviously I'm posting after the cease-fire has been signed
One that they are basically ignoring. Didn't Hitler sign a bunch of these? It's a time tested tactic to buy time.
chrispbrown27 wrote:do you really think Russia wants an all out war with us?
Of course not, they want to see what they can get without a fight. They want to answer the question of how far can they go. They take two provinces from a small U.S. alley and see what we do. That's why we need to over react and move to bring Ukraine into NATO and provide troops to the part of Georgia that was not taking, serious sanctions, and even another reason to greatly expand our drilling for oil and everything else to collapse oil prices.
I agree they do not want a war that is why we need to flex our muscle. We want them bitching about what we are doing and not us bitching about what they are doing.
If we don't flex our muscle and just ask them politely to stop, we are going to ulitimately sacrifice the lives of millions of our allies in the region and run the risk of a large war. Do you really think their long-term plan were just these two little provinces?
Putin is an impotent little manic that can't stand it and will kill as many people as he needs to to prove he is an important guy. He will throw more temper tantrums to prove he's a big man. He will keep pushing until we push back and we need to push back immediately and hard.
Of course, surrender is alway an option. Obama '08.
Let's not let them become a real threat. I assume you are not willing to sacrifice our allies to them. We screwed up and should have prevented this from happening in the first place. We have no excuse for not doing everything in our power from preventing their next move, which will happen if we look weak.