Again, time for some Ukrainians to blow some of the pipeline as a message for Russia to leave or loose your oil money.
That would give Russia the excuse to annex the entire country. (Not saying I have a solution).
And who's going to provide them with oil and gas? Besides which Russia would then be justified to move in to protect its pipelines.
Everyone makes the "chess player" analogy for Putin. He seems to besides that be a guy with a flow chart. Whatever happens, he has a plan for what to do next.
Temporary outages of pipelines will not “hurt” Russia enough to make them give up their key naval base.
The Russian national debt has been paid down to about 8% of GDP.
America’s is over 100% of GDP.
Ukraine does business with Russia, Europe and the US.
Billions of business with all three.
Those pushing for Ukraine to join the EU just went into a tizzy when the Ukrainian President did not want to go that far.
Joining the EU comes with a lot of requirements.
Would America want to join the EU ?
Russia has other pipelines to Europe that do not go through Ukraine. Pipeline through Belarus, Blue Stream through Turkey, Nord Stream and South Stream.
Ukraine would only hurt itself if it blows up pipelines.
“Again, time for some Ukrainians to blow some of the pipeline as a message for Russia to leave or loose your oil money.”
Are you bloody brain-dead stupid? I told you yesterday that blowing up the pipelines would shut down Europe and destroy Europe’s economy.
Is that what you want? You’re an idiot. I have family in Europe, and they’re not ready to sacrifice their children for your neo-con fantasies.
That would be basically a declaration of war on Russia. They should do that only if they are prepared to resist the Red Army (is it still called that?)
Careful what you wish for.