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To: F15Eagle
He knows what he's dealing with. I only worry that O needs a huge distraction. War would easily provide that.

Russia really doesn't have any good cards to play. Uncle Sam is so much stronger than Russia on the conventional front that the US could deal with the problem without breaking a sweat, and that means merely arming the Ukrainians. Putin is bluffing on the assumption that Obama doesn't want any foreign policy entanglements. If Obama decides to act, Putin will fall all over himself backing down. And that's why Putin has been measured in his actions - he doesn't want to rouse Obama out of his languor.

38 posted on 03/22/2014 12:18:43 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: Zhang Fei

I can’t imagine Putin backing down to anything regarding Obama.

Guess we’ll see if I’m wrong. I think Crimea is gone and that will be that. And Putin may do more.

Dunno, but that’s my guess.


49 posted on 03/22/2014 12:36:38 PM 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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