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Why Putin Doesn't Respect Us

2014-03-07 01:04:13.590659+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

RT Kieran Healy ‏@kjhealy

You have to admit, that does seem like a plausible reason. http://pic.twitter.com/hMopNdi20l

Thomas L. Friedman: Why Putin Doesn't Respect Us

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-03-07 02:48:07.16656+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Actual article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03...why-putin-doesnt-respect-us.html

#Comment Re: made: 2014-03-07 16:28:21.574667+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think Putin is batshit insane, but I also think that casting the Ukraine situation as Putin vs the west is the sort of hogwash that sent us rolling into Iraq without understanding the internal factions within the country.

CNN: A divided Ukraine is far more useful to understanding the internal struggles of the Ukraine than boiling down the motivations of the various players to "At least half the people of Ukraine long to be part of Europe, but he treated that understandable desire as a NATO plot and quickly resorted to force."