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...”
I think he did. The West treats Russia like an errant child that must be spanked. Of course despite this, the path of dialogue must be kept open.
No one in Europe is looking for war. Yet national differences are not so easily reconciled. For some of them no solution exists. This too is a fact of life.
Wrong Headline: Russia to World - We will do anything that we want! Big difference... The World is asleep.
Despite the wishes of the “One Worlders” and “Citizens of the World”, Nationalism is not going to go away.
That would have no bearing. The first black Jimma is the problem.
We allowed this vacuum in the first place, and it’s completely natural and expected for Putin to take advantage of it. America and the West consciously embraced this weakness, just as it has consciously embraced moral and cultural degeneracy.
America no longer even offers a positive counterbalance to the rest of the globe. Our leaders and our culture used to promote freedom and democracy. Now we just promote deviancy and homosex.
Russia suffers from an inferiority complex, someone observed yesterday, and to prove its own worth to itself it must attack others. It’s always been this way.
Putin is becoming the patron saint of the disgruntled.
Exactly. We saw this on display Tuesday in Russia. Russians have national feelings while the West has banned them in the name of European unity. Russia is not going to give up Crimea to mollify the EU and Washington.
Oh okay LOL!
Yep. Case closed.
Once both sides know for 100% sure they neither will actually use nuclear weapons... those weapons become completely irrelevant. And without a nuclear deterrent... there is NOTHING the west can do to stop Russia.
Europe long ago gutted it military to prop up their failing welfare systems, depending on the US nuclear deterrent, which is no longer a deterrent.
Russia will now take whatever it wishes, and China next, while we will sit here and be unable to do anything. But on the bright side, we will have Obamacare!
Europe to Russia: We noticed
Stairway to Crimea?
Europe got what it wished for - a weak America under obama.
And that’s exactly what “Obama” and his handlers want, too.
If western civilization wants to contracept, abort, homosexualize and euthanize itself out of its existence then so be it. Others will take our place.
And that’s the truth. Oh, and also dope itself stupid.
China is the dog who hasn’t quite barked yet. Putin makes his move, and China watches us. We have been weighed in the balance and found wanting and now the two superpowers in the world know that they will be unopposed. I expect something to happen in Asia before too long.
and we realize that Europe used to be able to do anything it wanted, but times change and we kept notes.
I’m sure the Russians noticed when Europe attacked Libya they ran out of bombs in about 24 hours.
For decades now, the left has ingrained the one world kumbaya BS into western minds. Not everyone in the world bought into that fantasy. Some people in the world are happy with who and what they are and through their eyes we are insane.
The problem is that the left was so effective that even some conservative Americans are ‘shocked’ when one of those countries says “Sorry, but THIS is how the world worked for 10,000 years...shove your Utopia”.
I suppose being reminded of eternal truths sucks when one has bought the BS. But it’s a harsh world and even harsher to those who forget or ignore the lessons of history.
And when we finally peel back the layers, we will see that Obama is not against Putin, he is aiding Putin.
All about “flexibility”.
1) Europe's stockpiles are low.
2) Europe can't plan a military operation at all.
Napoleon said that an army marches on its stomach. What he meant was that logistics are the key to any large military endeavor. If you run out of bombs in 24 hrs, then you have no handle on logistics.
Europeans? Welfare elitists who brought in tons of cheap Arab labor? Sorry, they were worth dying for decades ago... not anymore.
Except for invading Tibet.
Blow IMO those pipelines.
Might be good. Because after Europe freezes in winter/burns in supper for a couple years thanks to their green policies, they may abandon their love of unicorns. And the “EU” And the “UN”
Meanwhile Russia sells their gas to China and both grow stronger for it. So I don’t think you get the result you intended.
I find comfort in the knowledge of Gods word, the rapture of his church, his eternal love of his chosen people, the absolute and total defeat of their enemies and a new heaven and earth that is without sin and will exist under his grace without an ending.
Edit...burns in SUMMER...
Hard to burn supper with nothing to burn it with.