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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Putin is laughing his ass off right now. The soviets did the same thing to us at the end of the Cold War.


2 posted on 09/18/2013 9:06:32 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: RinaseaofDs

Oh the chutzpah!!!!


3 posted on 09/18/2013 9:07:00 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: RinaseaofDs
Putin is laughing his ass off right now. The soviets did the same thing to us at the end of the Cold War.

I think it's reasonable. We got to do whatever we wanted to the Axis Powers at the end of WWII. But the cost was 400K dead GI's and 2 years worth of GDP. We could have imposed something similar on the Soviets - but probably only after we nuked their cities and had ours burned to the ground. Bottom line is that it was a bargain compared to the alternative. They were also good faith payments of a kind, made to reassure a crumbling superpower with the ability to annihilate us that the West wasn't out to get them.

7 posted on 09/18/2013 9:18:05 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
Putin is laughing his ass off right now.

Get out your crayons and color me surprised, eh, RinaseaofDs? To be fair, I'm sure Putin had faith all along Assad was bright enough to learn the words to the Gimme, gimme, gimme song:

Gimme, gimme, gimme!
Gimme, gimme, gimme right now or else!
Gimme, gimme, gimme!
Gimme, gimme, gimme right now or else!
To be both fair and realistic: how much is a billion dollars any more, anyway? Isn't a billion today about the same as 100 million a few years ago? It's all just imaginary money, isn't it?
16 posted on 09/19/2013 1:42:48 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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