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If Putin isn’t punished,
Europe risks a wider war

Globe and Mail [Toronto, Canada], by Stephen Blank

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/24/2014 2:01:44 PM

The tragic downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 on July 17 by Russian-armed troops provides another occasion for the West to use its superior power to bring Russia’s war in Ukraine to an end. This assertion may sound surprising but nobody denies that the West, if it acts in unison, possesses more than enough power to force Russia to stop its war in Ukraine, withdraw its soldiers who shot down this plane, and move out all of its weapons. Yet the West has only employed a fraction of its power to date, driven as it is by commercial considerations and

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1930s redux?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/24/2014 2:13:52 PM     (No. 9938420)

History never repeats. Besides, before it was Ocean Liners not Air Liners that were attacked.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/24/2014 2:19:55 PM     (No. 9938427)

And who´s going to ´punish´ Putin? Don´t look to Barry The Feckless to help.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/24/2014 2:50:20 PM     (No. 9938481)

We risk economic and military collapse if Obama is not impeached.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: schnapps, 7/24/2014 3:05:23 PM     (No. 9938502)

Putin will get his punishment just as soon as Europe is finished punishing Google, Microsoft and Facebook.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 7/24/2014 3:21:21 PM     (No. 9938529)

Who will punish those European nations who placed selfish economic interests over regional security? This not only applies to undermining sanctions on Russia, but also on Iran. If discipline is not restored within the NATO alliance, Putin will dispense "discipline" on them. The question will then be: why should we spend U.S. blood and treasure to bail them out - again? Even if we would be able?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LouD, 7/24/2014 3:44:21 PM     (No. 9938557)

If Obama isn´t punished for sending more money to Hamas, or unleashing Horseface on them....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 4poster, 7/24/2014 4:19:23 PM     (No. 9938627)

Well, Europe needs Russia´s natural gas and we like to get our Astronaughts home.

What a mess.

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