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To: Jim Robinson
I think Putin will put a sudden stop to any sudden gas stoppages. He’s not massing the troops for nothing.
I agree. In fact, I think that's the excuse he's waiting for. I'm not sure the threat will be enough, but if Ukraine actually stop the flow of gas, I think the Russians will move in.
14 posted on 03/27/2014 12:44:08 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Scutter

The article is short on details (although the authors no doubt have the underlying letter in their possession). I would suggest that the reason the passive voice is used in the article is because there is no threat by Ukraine to shut off the gas, but rather a statement of fact: if Ukraine is invaded by Russia, that could tend to put the pipelines in harm’s way.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 12:47:39 PM PDT by Agog
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