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2022-01-28 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
VDH - Why Putin Has Not Been Deterred
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Posted by Bobby 2022-01-28 08:32|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [215 views ]  Top

#1 I got the nifty photos in, but it should be VDH, not BDH. Sorry.
Posted by Bobby 2022-01-28 08:41||   2022-01-28 08:41|| Front Page Top

#2 So my prediction is simple. Iran will go after the UAE in open warfare. Saudi will not fight and we will have to help defend them. This will be the distraction Putin needs to invade and we will be so focused on helping the UAE that the Ukraine falls.
Posted by 49 Pan 2022-01-28 09:26||   2022-01-28 09:26|| Front Page Top

#3 NATO is finished. In the early-mid 1990s, after NATO's reason for existence vanished, the saying was, "NATO must go out of area -- or go out of business." Hence NATO's involvement in the disastrous Afghan War.

Now that war is behind us, and NATO is incapable of responding in a coherent way in its own area. Germany and Turkey are closer to Russia than to us. What is the justification for preserving NATO now?

If we could reach a security agreement with Russia, we wouldn't be subject to Turkish blackmail. We could actually contain China. We might even bring an end to the Syrian mess and finally destroy ISIS.

But Hunter and The Big Guy would need to go back to selling daubings to fund their habits.
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-28 09:52||   2022-01-28 09:52|| Front Page Top

#4 With the best will in the world from our side, I don’t see Russia ever viewing America as anything other than a rival or a patsy. At the moment they’re playing us as a patsy.

But yes, NATO needs to be finished. How much longer the EU continues is a separate question.
Posted by trailing wife 2022-01-28 10:53||   2022-01-28 10:53|| Front Page Top

#5 Lots of iron rice bowls will have to be smashed to make that happen.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-28 11:09||   2022-01-28 11:09|| Front Page Top

#6 The Russians have played us for patsies since Lenin

Our in-house fifth columnists have a blind spot about their role as useful idiots

Iran attacks the UAE and then Putin goes off on the Ukraine

That’s China’s cue to invade Taiwan

Our sissified military can barely fight one was at a time
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom  2022-01-28 13:09||   2022-01-28 13:09|| Front Page Top

#7 Biden administration sure is beating the drums of war.
Posted by JohnQC 2022-01-28 22:57||   2022-01-28 22:57|| Front Page Top

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