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American Strategy After Ukraine
Real World Politics, by George Friedman

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/25/2014 1:12:53 PM

As I discussed last week, the fundamental problem that Ukraine poses for Russia, beyond a long-term geographical threat, is a crisis in internal legitimacy. (Snip) At the very least, the Russians intend to reverse events in Ukraine. At most, the Russians have reached the conclusion that the United States intends to undermine Russia´s power. They will resist. The United States has the option of declining confrontation, engaging in meaningless sanctions against individuals and allowing events to take their course. Alternatively, the United States can choose to engage and confront the Russians.

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0bama talks of bring this crisis into the 21st Century. In doing do, HE should unequivocally bring back the missile defense system in Eastern Europe and then see if the Bear blinks. (Some strange reason, wasn´t mentioned in this article, nor was oil).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/25/2014 1:37:00 PM     (No. 9783707)

American strategy should first focus on changing the person in the WH. I would rather pass on boarding a ship with a fool at the helm.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WilliamTell, 3/25/2014 1:47:52 PM     (No. 9783725)

American Strategy After Ukraine ...hmm this assumes we had/have a strategy prior to the Ukraine - news to me! Obama strategy, two words that have become the apex of an oxymoron.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jdmii, 3/25/2014 3:25:08 PM     (No. 9783854)

Golf and morre private time with Lovey.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/25/2014 4:09:46 PM     (No. 9783923)

OP is right, I think. If we had a smart President, he would have immediately reached out to our friends in Eastern Europe, promised them startup of the missile defense system Obama nixed when he came into office. Then, privately again tell Western Europe WE will get on board with supplying them what they depend on Russia for!

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