Skip to comments.Russia to Europe: We can do whatever we want
Posted on 03/22/2014 6:26:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Foreign policy debates are usually a polite affair. Ideas may clash, but the exchange rarely gets personal. This was not the case on Friday (21 March) during the Brussels Forum, an annual gathering of European and American politicians and experts, including the Russian ambassadors to the EU and NATO. [ ]
NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen cornered the Russian ambassador to NATO, asking why Russia is not respecting the international principle it subscribed to in 1999that each country has a right to freely decide on its international alliances.
This is true, but there is also the international law enshrining the principle of indivisibility of security. Nobody will improve their security at the expense of the security of others. NATO is free to take any decision. And Russia is free to take any decision to protect its legitimate security interest, the Russian ambassador, Alexander Grushko, said.
From the beginning, we said that if NATO will go on with enlargement, it will continue producing new dividing lines, moving dividing lines towards the Russian borders. We also said that in some cases, these dividing lines will cross inside countries. Its up to you if you listen or not, he added.
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And it’s true.
And of course that doesn't make it right.
A little piece of Poland,
A little piece of France,
A little piece of Austria
And Hungary, perchance!
A little slice of Turkey
And all that that entails,
And then a bit of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales!
Our nation has gone from being a super power to being irrelevant in international politics. All during the very long years of the Obama presidency.
We may never recover our position in the world thanks to this useless excuse of a president.
Thanks Olog-hai. G’night all.
But I do like to point out that the West has put itself in a position of great weakness. Should we all attack Russia? Probably not. But the point is -- we don't really have the option of doing anything, even if we wanted to. We made our decision before the question was asked -- we decided to be weak and easy to walk over because we rejected God and Freedom. Now our civilization is a shell of what it once was.
Isn't that exactly what obammy tells us when we protest his EO's?
Putin to Obama, “I Won.”
What do we have to offer the world today?
Think about that question, compared to when Reagan was in office.
Couldn’t agree with you more. If western civilization wants to contracept, abort, homosexualize and euthanize itself out of its existence then so be it. Others will take our place.
Europe got what it wished for - a weak America under obama.
The West made an implied promise to Russia that it would dissolve the blocs system of the Cold War. Instead, Russians have watched the West steadily encroach on its borders. And if the West is free to do whatever it wants, of course the Russians are entitled to do the same. Brussels can’t have it both ways. If there is to be a common European home - the Cold War bloc system will have to be dismantled. But the West is proceeding in its own way and so will Russia. And this is not due to Putin. No Russian leader will ever accept NATO encirclement.
What is Russian for Check and Checkmate LOL!
Absolutely! That fact cannot be overstated.
Do Svidanya. ;)
Reverse the defense cuts Hagel announced two days before the Russians invaded Ukraine. That’s where you start.
We overextended ourselves trying to butt into intra-Arab disputes.
All the Russian Ambassador had to say was “Tunisia... Libya..., Egypt..., Kosovo...”