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Rep. Ted Poe: 'Cold War II' Is Coming
newsmax.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Cathy Burke

Posted on 03/21/2014 9:06:14 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Texas Republican Rep. Ted Poe said Friday the uncertainty over Russia's aggression in Ukraine is causing "Cold War II."

In an interview with Fox News' Defcon 3 program, Poe said Russia President Vladimir Putin "does have his eyes on the former Soviet republics."

"That uncertainty is causing the international tension," said Poe, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"We're in Cold War II. The Russians know it ... but I don't think the United States knows it."

Two days after Ukraine conceded defeat in the face of Russia’s takeover of its military bases in Crimea, Poe asserted Russia is "in Crimea to stay."

"We seem not be concerned about the Russian aggression in the east," he said, adding: "I'm not sure NATO would come to the defense if [Russia were to make a move on] Estonia. I think Putin is going to wait and see."

Despite the Obama administration's assurance to NATO allies, Poe said the United States “hasn’t done anything” effective in response to Russia’s actions in Crimea.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: US: Texas
KEYWORDS: coldwar2

1 posted on 03/21/2014 9:06:14 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Followed shortly by WWIII?


2 posted on 03/21/2014 9:07:32 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Tailgunner Joe

TO OBAMA:
“ The 1980’s called. They want to know if want their foreign policy back!”


3 posted on 03/21/2014 9:10:27 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

4 posted on 03/21/2014 9:14:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tcrlaf

Considering all the countries he has pissed off, I doubt he would answer.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 9:16:18 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Have long suspected the ‘Cold War’ never ended.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 9:16:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A European commentator very astutely asked today, “Well, what’s wrong with the Cold War? It kept us from a nuclear war!”


7 posted on 03/21/2014 9:17:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This reset is going almost as well as his rejuvenation of the image of the USA in the Arab world.

They LOVE us now..!


8 posted on 03/21/2014 9:18:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“but I don't think the United States knows it”

The majority of the political leaders and the population in general is in complete denial as to the fact the most of the rest of the world want to kill all of us..

Since Vietnam our enemies have learned the US military cannot be defeated but given time Americans will unilaterally disarm themselves and surrender...

9 posted on 03/21/2014 9:22:23 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bolshevik! To have a war you have to have two parties fighting and doesn’t count ass war when you have Putin fighting against a surrender monkey!


10 posted on 03/21/2014 9:50:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Bingo. Perestroika was a tactical way of advancing the communist agenda.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 9:59:46 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not to argue with that but last year America sold 122 Billion worth of goods to China.

America bought 440 Billion worth from China.

Just saying...


12 posted on 03/21/2014 10:02:57 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What has prompted "Cold War II" is NATO's wholesale expansion across Eastern Europe, right up to Russia's doorstep. After promising Moscow that we wouldn't expand our treaty alliance into those nations if Russia agreed to withdraw its troops from them, NATO took in 12 new members from 1999 to 2004. But we miscalculated in the Black Sea, first with Georgia and now in Ukraine, prompting Russia to declare its own "Monroeski Doctrine" and defend its vital lake.

Thank God that we weren't "successful" in bringing Georgia or Ukraine into full NATO membership, or else we would be treaty-bound to go to war with Russia to defend them. For Russia, the Black Sea in general and its Crimean bases in particular are vital to its defense and worth going to war to keep out of its adversaries' hands. For America, neither is a vital interest and therefore are not worth going to war over.

13 posted on 03/21/2014 10:05:46 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If we are lucky that’s all it will be.

Hopefully America doesn’t get facerolled all over the globe for being a girly mon.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 10:45:39 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

hint rwii/cwii coming soon.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 11:16:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: doc1019
Followed shortly by WWIII?

Quite possibly.

The left seems to imagine that weakness and appeasement are the proper means for assuring peace; but history tells a very different story...

16 posted on 03/21/2014 11:18:59 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Revolting cat!

The Cold War was not a time of being protected from nuclear war, it was the opposite, it was a constant state of war where the fingers were all on the button 24 hours a day and full armies were facing each other across a gap, the Soviets being an army fully developed for attack with many Airborne divisions and bridge building and Armor units. It was a war where Western Europe could fall in a week or two under the mass of war power staged on their borders.

It was always tense, and we almost had it in the 1980s.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 11:27:28 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Have long suspected the ‘Cold War’ never ended.

I am kind in that boat. I think the Cold War wasn't as hot for awhile, but might be heating up again. I never trusted the Ruskies. I wonder if Putin will still allow Russian hockey players to play in the NHL?

18 posted on 03/22/2014 12:04:18 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: ansel12
It was always tense, and we almost had it in the 1980s

I was in Germany from 1980 to 1984. I was in Mainz-Kastel. I was on the wrong side of the Rhine.

19 posted on 03/22/2014 12:11:09 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

I used to spend time in Weisbaden in a NG unit assigned to the 165th Military Intelligence Battalion from 1983 to 1986.

Those were tense and exciting years.


20 posted on 03/22/2014 12:27:31 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: doc1019

I hope not....


21 posted on 03/22/2014 1:17:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ansel12
I used to spend time in Weisbaden in a NG unit assigned to the 165th Military Intelligence Battalion from 1983 to 1986.

So, you might be wondering what an air traffic controller was doing in Mainz-Kastel? I was doing a staff job, creating instrument flight procedures. We were located in the Defense Mapping Agency building. We needed their maps to do this. I have long since retired, but I am pretty sure all this is done by computers now.

22 posted on 03/22/2014 1:20:44 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17
We needed their maps to do this. I have long since retired, but I am pretty sure all this is done by computers now.

In Weisbadan, we were seeking the field information to create sand tables of targets, I guess they still do that.

23 posted on 03/22/2014 1:28:01 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Always A Marine

Regan won the cold war and Bush/Clinton lost it. You are exactly correct. Instead of helping Russia recover from the cold war we pushed it back into cold war 2.


24 posted on 03/22/2014 1:36:04 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What else to expect when hitting the “Reset Button” with Russia?


25 posted on 03/22/2014 1:38:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (No More Bushes, No More Clintons, No more Pauls!)
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To: montanajoe
"The majority of the political leaders and the population in general is in complete denial as to the fact the most of the rest of the world want to kill all of us.."

And lead by a pretender who largely shares the same views, but will settle for subjugation rather than mass death.

26 posted on 03/22/2014 3:55:39 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If we had a president with some hardware, we could set Russia back 35 years, in short order, and never fire a shot.

It is all economics, of course Reagan understood that and destroyed the Soviet Union...Peace through Strength.

Putin knows we could put a boot up his arse, but also knows this current president doesn’t know that, so for the next 3 years Putin is going to restore the old USSR.


27 posted on 03/22/2014 5:10:10 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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