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Russia vs. U.S. War Is Coming?

With Russia threatening the United States to aim Russia’s armed forces to the “territories from where the threat comes,” the world is discussing the possible scenarios that could lead to an actual war.

Russia vs. U.S. War Is Coming?

As it was reported just two days ago by ValueWalk, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will aim its armed forces at the territories “from where the threat comes.”

Putin’s comments come as a response to the U.S. decision to increase its military presence in NATO states in Eastern Europe. As part of the efforts, the U.S. is planning to deploy some heavy military equipment in the Baltic states and Poland to rapidly send 5,000 troops in order to counter Russia threat and aggression.

Russian officials then denounced such a move and called it the most aggressive U.S. act since the Cold War.

“It is NATO that is moving towards our border and we aren’t moving anywhere,” Putin added, hinting at the fact that Russia will not back down.

Putin then fueled his words at the opening ceremony of Russian ‘military Disneyland’, announcing that the Kremlin will add 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year. Such a plan was then denounced by U.S. top officials, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry called it “concerning” and said it could force Russia and the West return to the international hostility of the “Cold War.”

When will the tensions between the U.S. and Russia grow into a military conflict?

Russian ‘military Disneyland’ is viewed as yet another Russia’s attempt to intimidate the West with its military might. Russia’s Army-2015 expo showcased its terrifying cutting-edge weaponry, including an advanced Iskander missile launcher, a gentle-riding GAZ-3344 all-terrain vehicle, T-14 Armata tanks, the latest copy of the Yak-130 fighter jet, couple of next generation military robots, and many other high technology military equipment that left Putin satisfied and impressed.

Boasting the expo that was made possible by Putin’s $400 billion decade-long military modernization campaign, Russia basically tells the West about its return to the world’s most advanced militaries.

However, there are clear indications that Russia will not be able to satisfy Putin’s military appetites. As an example, Putin has vowed that Russia would buy 2,300 T-14 Armata tanks by 2020, while the estimated cost for them is more than $7 million apiece. This fact alone questions the whole Putin’s plan to modernize Russia’s military amid the plummeting oil prices, weakness of ruble as well as U.S. and EU sanctions, which have been recently renewed for another six months.

It is rather a short-term intimidation factor with no hopes of life. However, it could still escalate the current ‘pissing contest’ between the West and Russia to a military conflict. The kind of military conflict that Russia believes it is prepared for, but it is actually not.

And with Russian Foreign Ministry warning the U.S. that deployment of new military weaponry – which, as a matter of fact, is one of the U.S. plans – anywhere near Russian borders would “entail dangerous consequences,” the tensions between the two countries are only growing. How much further will the tensions grow before they ‘snap’?

The Baltics could be the starting point of the U.S. – Russia war

The most probable scenario that involves a military confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is Russia going in for the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. And considering Russia’s repeated concerning and threatening actions at the borders with the three nations, Putin might finally decide to implement a Ukrainian plan, which involves annexation, propaganda and placing its rebels to destabilize the situation in some part of the Baltic states or in the Baltics as a whole.

And the Baltic states are considered the NATO’s weak and vulnerable spot. The three nations are protected by NATO’s fifth article, which says that by attacking one of the Alliance’s members, you attack the Alliance as a whole. And the U.S. is fully responsible for the protection of the Baltic states as well deterrence of any aggression against them. However, considering the size of their territories, their proximity to Russia and the number of Russian-speaking minority, the fifth article becomes pretty frightening for the West.

It wouldn’t take much time to imagine yourself a scenario in which one thing leads to another and as a result – Russian and American soldiers are killing one another.

Russia’s so-called ‘hot heads’, who are trying to instigate a large-scale confrontation between Washington and Moscow, have repeatedly discussed the ways of dominating in Eastern and Central Europe in conventional as well as non-conventional weapons. Putin, for his part, openly stated that he would be considering using nuclear weapons as a response to any attempt from the West to take Crimea back. That fact alone means that he was considering resorting to Russia’s nuclear arsenal back when he was annexing Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014.

Are the Americans ready to send U.S. troops to die for the Baltics?

So there is one outstanding question that immediately arises: will U.S. President Barack Obama risk losing Chicago, New York and Washington to save Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius? And that is a dangerous question.

If you want to stun someone or make an entire New York or Washington’s café go silent, ask people around “What does Mr. Obama do in such a situation?” If the Russians indeed invade Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, what should the U.S. do? Are the Americans willing to support the idea of sending U.S. troops to the war in order to save these three distant nations?

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  • Willie Stroker

    lol
    You obviously have no military background for if you did you would already know how weak the USA is.
    Not only the weak factor but factor in that a good percentage of Americans especially vets are fed up with the current state of the country and sometimes change is definitely good ;-)

  • Elvis

    You will lose and be blown back to hell where you came from

  • Elvis

    Idiot

  • Elvis

    Do you think they would make it here? The poor souls would be blown to bits before they got half way across the Atlantic or the pacific. Don’t forget the allies. Russia stands alone.

  • Suerte Bebe

    I agree Sir Putin is putting all the money in his pocket using the Army and rebels to help I feel sorry for the poor Good Russian citizens feared to death of Pudding eh typo Putin

  • Suerte Bebe

    Sir Yes Sir

  • Suerte Bebe

    Sir yes Sir

  • Suerte Bebe

    Too little too late Russian has boots on the ground in Syria over 50,000 troops hidden they have battleships, tanks, Airforce, submarines 5 years ago they own Syria without a fight the whole intention of Russia 5 years ago was an exchange agreement between Syria and Russia you give me oil I give you Army. So 5 years ago Russia started digging the pipe line they started making money today if America or ISIS take Syria the 5 years billions of dollars Putin is making from the Syrian oil will be gone and those are Putins pocket money. The biggest terrorist leader is Putin not Assad. So catch me if you can Poor Russian public and honest Russian politicians are scared to death of Putin. Putin owns the Corrupted Military generals and Mafias they all make 10 to 20+ millon dollars per year in Russia from the money they make from Syrian oils. The country dont get the money its Putins money. Welcome to try and take my money USA or ISIS I will fight to death send my whole army to fight you I’m Putin. I make billions of dollars from Syria but now its exposed to the Russian public and Good Russian Generals not the corrupted. God bless the good Russian people and good Army Generals hope they put Putin to justice cheating the public and countrys money.

  • potash

    im joining the military as soon as i get out of school if it isnt too late. i will not let thoose filthy russian scum threaten my country

  • Willie Stroker

    I sure hope Putin sends his troops to the USA and cleanses this cess pool.
    I for one will be among the many that will just step aside and watch.
    Ya see I dont have a problem with them Russian folks!
    (I borrowed that line from cassius clay aka Muhammad Ali aka the louisville lip aka draft dodger during vietnam)

  • mike no

    This is the intelligence I figured you had.

  • mike no

    Yes I remember the Cuban Crisis. That was before your day and most of the other people here. I was alive then and now and have seen the world change from then till now. Pukin invaded a nation, this is big trouble.

  • mike no

    Russia is not getting support from the nations you say. China is buying Russia up and there will be a less powerful nation when China is done. The BRICK nations are not doing anything.

  • mike no

    You are a idiot! Pukin invaded the Ukraine and this has put the nations of Europe on edge. Pukin has threatened most of the nations of Europe and now they are building their military up. As for fighting, I have fought and seen death up close, 67-69. what has your mouth done?

  • Lj Al

    a true imbecile speaking. Tommy Mcgrath is completely right. I am afraid you are one of those many idiots who believe that verbiage of fighthing against invented enemies. Why do not you fight yourself, go and put your chest in the war front. I doubt you have the balls.

  • Kenneth Lichtig

    Nothing filthy just answer my question you little Troll

  • Kryp2nite

    i desperately want a war a genuine ww3! my life sucks so ill join for the front and die not for our fake “president” not for degenerate america but for fun! bring it elites if you have the ballz anyway which i doubt!!!!

  • Kryp2nite

    you watch your filthy mouth! you could be a trifle polite! harumph!

  • ENAO
  • ENAO

    I know what I’m talking about. Forgive my language, but; Russians are pissed that the USSR collapsed and NATO lived. The truth is NATO is an Organization Russia is welcome to join or die trying (I remember Putin said on this issue once, .. “…Never say never…”)
    I know for a fact I have been to almost all Baltic Countries, they believe that without NATO AND THE US they will simply not exist.
    I’m also aware of the fact that the US wanted to build Tracking and Detector Radars in some parts of central and eastern Europe notably Poland and Czech republic. The politics involved in all this has to some degree been extensively espoused.

    Who said a thing when Russia built Tracking Radars in Azerbaijan and Ukraine ??? There are many more of such Low frequency Tracking Radars all over Russia even if most of those found in some former Soviet countries have been Decommissioned but … check this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAkoTCAEYAQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH6C0kun5DU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He86LXHHzIo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdKuVim56oM
    Radars in the arctic? Who could they be aiming at?

    I’m an Electronics and Embedded Systems Engineer
    we could talk more about what you did on Radars for 4 yrs.
    That would be far more interesting for me …
    Geopolitics! Enticing but … I don’t see how I can dissuade anyone who has already made up his/her mind that the US and only The US is responsible for all the ills in the world. I just hope I’m not making myself the devils advocate.

  • Rusty Wyse

    You are responding to a 12 day-old message.
    I have no recollection of what had happened 12 days ago.

  • Rusty Wyse

    You have no idea what you are talking about, do you?
    For a long long time, the U.S. wanted to build a radar shield across Europe to watch Russia.
    I worked with radars for 4 years. Have you ever even get near a radar at all?
    What good is signing a treaty with Ukraine when the U.S. created the mess to rid the old president of Ukraine o get one favorable to the U.S.?? The U.S. was the problem in the Ukraine, not Russia.

  • ENAO

    you said; “answer: The U.S. is way too far for Russia to aim radars at the U.S.”
    Let me get this straight. The US is too Far for Russia to aim Radars?
    So, how is Russia not too far for the US to aim Radars at?
    Have you ever heard of Over the Horizon Radar?
    There are different types of radar for different purposes that could be for military, weather etc.
    Anyhow, you are wrong if you know enough about Radar technology you would understand.

  • drake

    no content as usual

  • davidjordan

    You’re geographically challenged Drake. All these Baltic States? Really? There three Baltic States… Leave my parents basement, wow! Impressive, sounds like you’re still there.

  • Carl W Rizor

    War and rumors of wars, lots of hot air on subject. Most of concern here is coming from alphabet news networks. They know this subject gets people all over feeling anxious. It also gets advertising jumping. The money starts pouring in, the topic keeps going as lead off news with ex military people giving their own views on anything that keeps the anxiety going. Very little facts to build up subject, all hot air to make money for alphabet news companies.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    The polls you quoted were taken before the Maidan riots and before the legitimate government of Ukraine was replaced by a bunch of Russian hating Right Sector led rioters. They do not apply to any referendum taken after those events. The ones taken after the riots, revolution, and American intervention how a vastly different set of opinions – ones that persist until this day.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    Why in the world would Russia want to restart an Empire that they voted out of existence? What would they get by crushing the Baltics? or anyone else. One of the primary reasons that Russia voted the Soviet Union out of existence is that Russians were tired of paying everyone’s bills.
    As the US has failed to learn again and again, conquest is not profit making these days. You just end up paying the bills for he countries that you have destroyed. Look at the massive bills we paying for Afghanistan and Iraq.
    What both Russia and China want is for the US to stop sabotaging everything they do and stop ordering them around. Until the US insisted on starting a new cold war, the military budgets for Russia were darned near zero and Russia liked it that way. The peace dividend payed for a lot of pensions, car plants, pipelines and roads.
    What Russia wants is for the US to treat them with the respect they think they have earned and to stop screeching to the world that Russia is the EVIL ENEMY.
    I’d keep your retirement investments in the US. Russia has no effective business law. I like Russians in general, but they still live in a kleptocracy.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

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  • Nomimal

    You need to check yourself. It isn’t “The Gallup Organization Rating Group Ukraine” and “International Republican Institute Baltic Surveys Ltd.” it is “The Gallup Organization, Rating Group Ukraine” and “International Republican Institute, Baltic Surveys Ltd.”
    Those four groups conducted:

    Public Opinion Survey Residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea – May 16 – 30, 2013

    The results of the poll and the election results were completely different unless a statistical error approaching 90% is acceptable.

    For a refresher, the so called Crimean Voting:
    100% of total registered voters
    Do you support the reunification of Crimea with Russia with all the rights of the federal subject of the Russian Federation? 80%
    Do you support the restoration of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea in 1992 and the status of the Crimea as part of Ukraine? 3%
    Did not participate 17%

    And now the “Public Opinion Survey Residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea – May 16 – 30, 2013”:

    In your opinion, what should the status of Crimea be?
    Atonomy in Ukraine (as today) 53%
    Crimean Tatar autonomy within Ukraine 12%
    Common oblast of Ukraine 6%
    Crimea should be separated and given to Russia 23%
    DK/NA 10%

    So do you want to try this one again with some truth added in for fun this time?

  • Carl W Rizor

    Why no more Islamic Terrorists Attacts in Russia? Did the form K.G.B. leader get to,all of them & put them horizontal at room.temperature?
    Also what ever happened to the conflict in Georgia? Putin made all the nation’s involved look like chickens with their heads cut off.
    Has any repair work been done to the only Black Seaport the Georgians had? The Russian Military did a number on it.
    What will Putin do when Obama Yo Mama deploys missiles to a Poland and other nations next to Mother Russia? I would take that as real threat to my nations safety.
    Your thoughts please. We hear none of this from the alphabet news networks here.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    I wouldn’t put money into Russia. They still have no real business law. I rather like Russians, but they live in a kleptocracy.
    What Putin wants is obvious. He has been candid about it throughout his career and everything he does supports what he says.
    He does not want the Soviet Union back. Americans forget that it was Russia that dissolved the Soviet Union, not us. It was too expensive and too socialist to keep going. When Putin called the dissolution of the Soviet Union a disaster, he was referring to the massive financial dislocation that happened, not a nostalgia for the old empire.
    He wants Russia to be treated with Respect by the US and accepted as the equal partner in world events, a role that he believes they have earned. He wants an end to the constant threats by NATO, the American government and every right wing nut in the senate. He wants the US to stop sending McCain to sabotage every business deal and partnership Russia does.
    He accepted the Crimean’s request for annexation only because he knew that the illegal government in Kiev was already preparing to end Russia’s lease on its only warm water port and turn it over to NATO in payment for all the “help” they got from the US. He obviously does not want any other territorial conquest – shown by the fact that he could have annexed any part of Ukraine he wanted – and he has refused to do so.
    In the modern world, Russia has no incentive to attack anyone. they already have more land than anyone in the world and, as the US keeps forgetting, conquering other people just gives you a big bill keeping them alive.

  • On the Balcony

    Thank you for proving my claims. Read the rest of the Wikipedia Article:

    “The available choices did not include keeping the status quo of Crimea and Sevastopol as they were at the time the referendum was
    held. The 1992 constitution accords greater powers to the Crimean
    parliament including full sovereign powers to establish relations with
    other states, therefore many commentators argued that both provided
    referendum choices would result in de facto separation from Ukraine.

    “The referendum was regarded as illegitimate by most countries including all European Union members, the United States and Canada because of the events surrounding it[7] including the plebiscite being held while the peninsula was occupied by Russian soldiers.[8] Thirteen members of the United Nations Security Council voted in favor of a resolution declaring the referendum invalid, but Russia vetoed it and China abstained.[9][10] A United Nations General Assembly resolution was later adopted, by a vote of 100 in favor vs. 11 against with 58 abstentions, which declared the referendum invalid and affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

    And don’t forget this: ” In an interview on 22 January 2015 Igor Strelkov admitted that his militia group coerced Crimean deputies to vote in favor of secession from Ukraine.[18]”

  • Carl W Rizor

    So, Putin has NO ambitions to reforming the old Russian Empire, correct?
    Putin knows that Europe and the U.S. could do very little about stopping him from doing that, when he desires to do it.
    The Russian Navy and the Chinese Navy are having joint military exercises. Where is that headed?
    I ask you these questions because you have a wonderful understanding of what Putin is doing and a better knowledge of their monetary system than anyone in this nation.
    Please inform all, what are Putin’s goals for Russia?
    Should I transfer all my retirement investments to Russia?

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    You seem to have a hard time understanding why the word “self” appears in the term “self determination”. That means that the people have the right to make their own determination and the opinions of the UNSC, the UN, the US, the other nations, Allah and the Pope are all irrelevant.
    You can find all the sound bits you like, but the only accurate and scientific evidence of the fairness and accuracy of the referendum are the professional and impartial polls done both after the referendum and recently. They trump any anecdotal sound bites.

  • On the Balcony

    Thank you for proving my points. Let Wikipedia continue :

    “The available choices did not include keeping the status quo
    of Crimea and Sevastopol as they were at the time the referendum was
    held. The 1992 constitution accords greater powers to the Crimean
    parliament including full sovereign powers to establish relations with
    other states, therefore many commentators argued that both provided
    referendum choices would result in de facto separation from Ukraine.”

    [I seem to recall one of the separatist leaders being asked for a clarification, at first he looked confused and then he laughed and said, “It doesn’t matter, no one is going to vote for that anyway.” If there had been more than ten days maybe it could have been clarified?

    The rest of the Wikipedia article also supports my claims and position and with a vote of 14-1 in the UNSC and 100 to 11 in the General Assembly against the referendum’s legality most of the world’s other nations agree with me. And if that is not enough, make sure you don’t miss this gem:

    “In an interview on 22 January 2015 Igor Strelkov admitted that his
    militia group coerced Crimean deputies to vote in favor of secession
    from Ukraine”

    (That’s the same Moscovite Strelkov (aka Girkin) who appeared in Donbas with his little green men as Military commander of both newly declared republics.)

  • On the Balcony

    Is this your way that you are telling me you are a white man or saying “nah nah go twiddle your nose cause we stole it and we are keeping it?” Perhaps. All we can do now is prevent Putin from biting another piece out of us in the same way and ensure that Crimea chokes him tries to swallow it and that it gives him political indigestion and financial diarrhea for as long as he holds it down.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    White man speak with forked tongue. One side say people of Crimea not too stupid to decide for themselves, other side say too stupid to decide without endless babble babble. They not only decided, the evidence is that they still like their decision a year later. That is very strong evidence of a valid and good decision.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    The choices : Taken from Wikipedia article
    “1. Are you in favor of the reunification of Crimea with Russia as a part of the Russian Federation?
    2. Are you in favor of restoring the 1992 Constitution and the status of Crimea as a part of Ukraine?”

    You will note that option 2 includes staying a part of Ukraine.

    If low voter turnout invalided an election, we would never have a president here, but the polling clearly shows that the results agreed with the opinions of the population.
    Me no lie, but you no read good.

  • On the Balcony

    That is verifiably false. There were offered a choice between(a) independence and (b) becoming part of Russia. According to statistics initially published by Russia’s own human rights monitoring board, less than half of potential voters actually voted and, overall, only 22% of eligible voters voted for annexation. You, like Putin apparently have no shame when it comes to lying, do you?

  • On the Balcony

    No way do I imply that the people of Crimea were too ignorant to make an intelligence choice. My point is that (1) there was no discussion of a referendum until Russia’s little green men occupied the Crimea Rada and had “Goblin” force the issue (2) the so-called referendum “ballot” did not offer the choice to remain part of Ukraine (3) Only 22% of eligible voters voted to become part of Russia (4) the vote was in violation of the Ukrainian Constitution and International law and, the point you are protesting, (5) there is no way that a free and informed public discussion and decision can be made in a mere two weeks in the best of circumstance, much less the circumstances at the time. Tellingly, it is a crime in Russia punishable by five or more years in prison to even suggest secession of any part of the RF. Only yesterday a Russian state tour company was shut down and its directors threatened with charges of treason for informing potential tourists to Crimea that visiting Crimea could affect their ability to get an EU visa because Crimea is considered occupied Ukrainian territory by the EU.

    (You also need to study more history before you attempt analogies. The American Declaration of Independence was made only after several years of negotiations with King George for the right of representation in Parliament to which the King responded by stationing British and foreign troops in the various states and, compounding insult with injury, imposing special taxes to pay for them. The individual states did indeed elect and appoint representatives in accordance with then existing laws and it was 13 years before the United States was formed and its constitution ratifed.)

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    Implying that the people of Crimea were just too ignorant to make a intelligent choice is both insulting and inaccurate. The choice was not to “steal”, but to declare independence. You may have read about a similar choice made by the founding fathers in America – without even holding a referendum.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    They were offered a choice that included remaining part of Ukraine. No referendum offers unlimited choices and the two alternatives offered were chosen by the regional parliament of Crimea. The Choices were sufficient to offer one that over 80% of the population preferred.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    The polls say differently, and they are the only unbiased source we have. Over 80% of the people of Crimea are still happy with their choice.

  • On the Balcony

    The “choice” was forced upon the people of Crimea, the majority of whom did not participate in the “referendum” according to Russia’s own state monitoring agency.

  • On the Balcony

    Not attack, simply help Ukraine to defend itself.

  • On the Balcony

    Arm Ukraine, enforce a no fly zone over the occupied territory, sponsor international expeditionary forces to buttress it against Russia, and double down on economic sactions. China makes a much stronger and more trustworthy partner than Russia.

  • On the Balcony

    A choice must be between real alternatives. The referendum did not offer a choice.

  • On the Balcony

    A free choice must be an informed choice. The people of Crimea did not have a free choice. AND the choice to steal is not a legitimate choice in any event.

  • drake

    I don’t care cupcake. Continue to spew your lies…Gotta earn that ruble,,,Right…. Just don’t be surprised when I call you out on it…

  • http://www.praguepost.com/ The Prague Post

    Ummmm, quit lying Kremlin troll; “The March 2003 campaign against Iraq was conducted by a coalition of forces from different countries, some of which were NATO member countries and some were not. NATO as an organization had no role in the decision to undertake the campaign or to conduct it.” http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_51977.htm

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    Feel better now. I have heard that vomiting is calming to the stomach and the nonsense insults you spew do qualify as regurgitate materiel.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    You will never be known as a person of few words, but repeating lots of irrelevant verbiage does not change the simple fact that the people of Crimea freely chose a new government.

  • On the Balcony

    Yes, lots of words. I assume that the “we” you refer to is the international community. As stated, Kosovo was under U.N. administrative supervision (in which Russia participated) for ten years. Kosolov received independence on the grounds that Serbia had proven itself unable or unwilling to protect their basic human rights. I could refer you to relevant international law sites and ICJ opinions, etc., but, as you say, it’s just “lots of words.” Perhaps you will better enjoy reading some of your own words from one of your own comments:

    “…in spite of your stubborn drive toward comfortable ignorance. Your
    total inability to actually analyze, evaluate and understand the
    relevance and reliability [of] things given to you as “proof” is becoming
    legendary.You don’t seem to be obviously intellectually
    incapacitated, so I can only conclude that …”

    you lack maturity, self-respect and intellectual integrity. “Lots of words”– indeed. Perhaps it is only a game or exercise in rhetoric for you, but for my family it is a matter of life and death so forgive me if I don’t waste more words on you.

  • drake

    Cupcake…You have not provided on “fact”, not one link, NOTHING. No one buys into the lies you spread….The only child here is you…A child is the only one who would believe into the bull your president has told you!!!!

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    I’ve shown you the facts and all you have shown is your tendency to make childish insults. Perhaps you would be better off on the playground, where insults impress the other children.,

  • drake

    If a “fact” hit you in the face hard you would deny it! Enjoy the war your leader started…You deserve it! Brain-washed fool!

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    More of the paranoia is peeking out of your head. You are again confusing your fantasies and accusations with “facts”. There is absolutely no evidence that Crimea was “taken over by armed gunmen”. The evidence is that the people of Crimea seceded on their own and invited Russia to annex them peacefully, without a shot being fired or a single threat being made. The polls support that, the broadcasts of the referendum support that and interviews with the people of Crimea support that and that is the “fact”.
    And, yes, that is a better precedent than the American way of bombing a country back to the stone age, wrecking their economy, installing a government that no one wants and clearing a path for ISIS.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    Lot of words, but Serbia still did not agree to let Kosovo secede and we still supported their right to do it unilaterally. That we liked Kosovo’s reasons and didn’t like Crimea’s is irrelevant. The principals are the same and the precedent is a good one for Ukraine.

  • http://www.iloveodessa.eu ILoveOdessa.eu

    The U.S. does help the court in a limited manner, often by being the only country to refer international human rights matters that come before the Security Council of the United Nations to the ICC. It is important to note that the US government is prevented by laws such as the American Service-Members’ Protection Act of 2002 from providing direct monetary assistance to the court, but they have been able to help the court by sharing intelligence on fugitives and providing logistical support to the ICC. The US is not the only country that kidnaps or assassinates those people plotting to harm it while residing in other countries. Russian forces regularly abduct people from other countries, such as the Estonian customs officer they kidnapped, or Savchenko, cases like this http://radicalparty.org/en/content/abduction-mr-ali-khanbiev-doctor-chechnya-oral-question-olivier-dupuis-european-commission-a, etc. Russia invaded Afghanistan and Chechnya, as well as occupied many other European countries to “prevent future threats” and even DURING communism, claiming they invaded Czechoslovakia to “prevent an attack by NATO” http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/02/new-russian-invasion-documentary-dismays-czech-slovak-governments. The difference between the US actions and the Kremlin’s is that the US is a champion of the Rule of Law, while the Moscovites only believe in Rule BY Law.

  • On the Balcony

    ” the implementation of self-determination is said to take a different
    form outside the context of decolonization: self-determination is to be implemented internally, without entitling the people to its own, independent State. The Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark ruling Reference re Secession of Quebec followed this approach when it was asked whether Quebec had a right to secede from Canada (Secession).
    It pointed out that ‘[t]he recognized sources of international law
    establish that the right to self-determination of a people is normally
    fulfilled through internal self-determination’ (at para. 126). In
    addition, the principle of self-determination would enable a people to
    separate from a State only exceptionally, when the rights of the members of the people are violated in a grave and massive way. Arguably, an enabling clause for this exception could be found in the Friendly Relations Declaration in an e contrario argument: The Friendly Relations Declaration does not authorize ‘any action which would dismember … independent States conducting themselves in compliance with the principle of … self-determination of peoples … and thus possessed of a government representing the whole people … without distinction as to race, creed or colour’ (Principle 5 Friendly Relations Declaration). A similar argument can be drawn from The Aaland Island Question: Report Submitted to the Council of the League of Nations by the Commission of Rapporteurs, in which the Commission of Rapporteurs declared: ‘The separation of a minority from a State of which it forms a part and its incorporation
    into another State can only be considered an exceptional solution, a
    last resort when a State lacks either the will or the power to enact and apply just and effective guarantees’ ( quoted from the Oxford Public International Law website)

    There existed no basis for the referendum or secession of Crimea under Ukrainian, Russian or international law. As for Kosovo: Kosovo was internationally recognized as a victim of brutal ethnic cleaning and was under UN adminisistration subject to UNSC Chapter VII resolutions for ten years before it gained independence. Despite the ethnic cleansing Putin vehemently opposed allowing Kosovo to form its own state on the grounds that ,it violated Serbia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is still Russia’s official position which makes his attempt to use Kosovo as a precedent for his annexation of Crimea all the more cynical.

  • Rusty Wyse

    what was so broken about these countries that Russia will take land from despite its size?

    answer: The USSR was broken into many pieces, Russia is just one of the many pieces of the old USSR.

    Why not take over their own broken parts first …???

    Answer: Russia did not take any part of other countries. Crimea voted to re-join Russia because they used to be part of Russia. Russia accepted Crimea back. Russia didn’t “take” Crimea.

    Eastern Ukraine also voted to join Russia. Russia didn’t take them because they were not part of Russia, but I think Russia is providing help to the rebels.

    So the idea of US bent on regime (change) in Ukraine is far more ridiculous…

    answer:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2fYcHLouXY
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37599.htm

    You say the US wanted to build radar shilled??? What the well is that?

    answer:http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/10/15/us-usa-shield-russia-idUSLF69165720091015

    Russia has far more radars aiming at the US and Europe

    answer: The U.S. is way too far for Russia to aim radars at the U.S.

    A bully is one who goes after someone usually smaller than his size

    answer: Small in size as well as in fire-power. Of course, small nation may be small, but tough to beat.

    If you are truly honest about your belief, he U.S. started every hot spot in the world.

  • ENAO

    They have been moving for years
    They have moved in to Finland, Georgia, Moldavia, … etc.
    when was it that the Berlin wall fell?? and who was at the other side of that wall.
    They are simply being directed back to where they should be.
    NATO is just there to make sure they don’t ever come back.

  • ENAO

    There’s a media factor here
    the US has a very huge media and thus any little bit of news get talked over too much and overblown and the rest of the whole can’t get the facts clear.
    What part of Finland, Moldavia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Georgia, Ukraine etc
    what was so broken about these countries that Russia will take land from despite its size?
    I have had school mate who have been in Russia and from what they say, some of these counties are far better than most parts of Russia.
    Why not take over their own broken parts first …???

    The people in Ukraine have a voice and they are talking… nothing to do with US. Everybody knows Russia has been the watchdog in Ukraine since its creation. So the idea of US bent on regime in Ukraine is far more ridiculous than the idea that Russia instigated everything in Ukraine so as to take Crimea.

    You say the US wanted to build radar shilled??? What the well is that?
    Russia has far more radars aiming at the US and Europe go look it up
    You mentioned Vietnam, Afghanistan, ,…I’m sure there were as must Russia(USSR) weapons in those wars as there were US weapons
    So, in case you don’t know, Russia and China were involve… maybe indirectly but still very much involved.

    ISIS??? what did Russia do with all its “best military in the world” when Russians were killed by ISIS???

    A bully is one who goes after someone usually smaller than his size the he thinks he can beat (A person who deliberately intimidates or is cruel to weaker people)

    … hmmm!!! let see now, when was the last time Russia took on someone its size or as powerful ???

    I’m not a fan of war nor a ‘devils advocate’ of the US but I which people would criticize other countries for their ills, as much as the do the US.

  • Adil

    war war war

  • Adil

    Wow James tell easy way to beat russia.why are,nt Patriot Americans Applying this.Fakocracy should view comments here as well LOL

  • Adil

    war war war

  • davidjordan

    So, when does the right to self determination apply? Only when it is Russian’s interest? Or, when the U.S. decides there should be a self determination like in Vietnam, Cuba, Iraq or Palestine?

  • davidjordan

    Let me remind you…

  • Adil

    Yes bro we really want World War 3 .war war war In Sha Allah

  • davidjordan

    Ummmm, NATOUS invaded Iraq….

  • davidjordan

    The Prague Post, please don’t use the rule of law and U.S. in the same context. The U.S. isn’t a member of the World Criminal Court. The U.S. has always talked about the rule of law, but always seems to believe that law doesn’t apply to us. From Iraq, Vietnam to Central & South American to who weapons are sold. To the U.S. Rendition, believing the U.S. has the right to go into any country it deems a threat or harbors a terrorist and kidnap that person off that countries streets. How about attacking a nation, because we believe that country will be a future threat? Please don’t use Rule of Law when speaking about the U.S. I could go on, but I will await your response.

  • davidjordan

    Thanks Cornhusker1982. Whenever this topic comes up, just drives me mad when our fellow Americans love to ride cowboy into the west and start throwing insults when someone has a different view of things. Most Americans have always enjoyed commenting on articles of war and peace, from the point of “watching CNN or other major networks” showing missiles and bombs falling in distant lands, against countries that have no Navy, Air Force or advanced weapons. Never from the perspective of the ones “being on t.v. with bombs and missiles” falling on them. Russia came bring this war to our land.

  • davidjordan

    Leave it to Mike No to throw insults… Everyone is sharing their opinion here.

  • davidjordan

    Mike no. Huh?????

  • davidjordan

    Listen, this entire Ukraine issue was started by the U.S. When Ukraine needed bailout money, the U.S., along with the E.U. wanted to force Ukraine away from Russia. We all know, Ukraine is the jewel of Russia. If the U.S. that formatted the unrest, thinking Russia wouldn’t react and the U.S. would be able to peel away Ukraine from Russia and force Ukraine into NATOUS. Just as the U.S. wanted Georgia to join NATOUS. Now, NATOUS is on Russia’s border and Ukraine is a redline for Moscow. You don’t think the CIA and U.S. military isn’t in Ukraine?

  • william owens jr

    China has allowed more births per family. They are self sufficient in food at the moment. Increased numbers will call for more. The Ukraine is walking distance and a bread basket. Thinking ahead !

  • Cornhusker1982

    @ Davidjordan, aside from the way you were able to lay your logic, I have absolute respect for you. I presume you are an American and if you are, you really portray this country in a good light. At the others, you can respond to his logic with your own as against using ad hominem attack. Irrespective of your belief, it is important to listen to who you are debating and respond based on logic, facts and good rebuttal as against throwing insults. The truth is both countries have the capability to deliver nuclear weapons anywhere in the world. Then the question is, how far is each country willing to go to use it and what is the red line?

  • Robert Twardowski

    I am an officer of polish military and I say that NATO got to attack Russia.

  • On the Balcony

    Rogerolson,. assuming your good will, you might try to push a priori assumptions and prejudices to the side and do a little more research and reflection. According to your interpretation of the right to self-determination ethnic enclaves like New York’s China Town or Brighton Beach have a right to form their own country, which, I would hope you agree, is clearly absurd.

    Under international law, the right to self-determination does not apply to “the people of a region” simpliciter, nor does it entail a right to secession. Apropos of this, the Russian Federation, like other countries, guarantees all of its peoples the right to self-determination but prohibits the unilateral secession of any given group or region. (Some countries, like Russia, go a step further and make it a crime to even advocate secession). Such laws embody the basic international principle of respect for a nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Aside from preventing a chaotic multiplication of self-proclaimed states, a rational for such laws is that a nation’s territory and resources belongs to all of it’s people. In that context the annexation of Crimea and its resources is not only a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity but an almost incalculable economic loss for all Ukrainians, present and future. A state can, of course, agree to let a region secede and form an independent state or join another but this requires a national consensus achieved within a constitutional framework and significant negotiation (as in any divorce).

    There is no valid comparison to Kosovo. Kosovo was not as much a divorce as an annulment. As you probably know Kosovo was the victim of an internationally condemned brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing and was under UN administrative supervision subject to UNSC Article VII resolutions for some ten years before declaring independence after the majority of the international community agreed that it was impossible for Kosovo to safely remain a part of Serbia. Putin opposed Kosovo’s independence because he believed that no matter how tragic and brutal the abuses in Kosovo were, the principle of respect for Serbia’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected. This is a position held by many authoritarian countries but given that it remains Russia’s position, Putin’s attempt to cite Kosovo as a precedent for the referendum and subsequent annexation of Crimea is pure in-your-face cynicism,

  • william owens jr

    Have any of you experienced a war with “nukes”. Your all crazy !

  • william owens jr

    No arms to Ukraine. Let them be absorbed by Russia. Extract our selves from Mid East. WE can buy all the oil we need from the winner.

    We need Russia as an ally ( and buffer against China) not an enemy !

  • http://www.praguepost.com/ The Prague Post

    Go ahead, refute ANY of those facts.

  • http://www.praguepost.com/ The Prague Post

    So you are saying that every “ethnic minority” has the right to criminally attack their government’s institutions? Keep in mind, that the MAJORITY of the people in the Donbas are UKRAINIANS, except for the descendants of the settlers from Russia, and NO ONE was threatening them in any way. In fact, the Donbas region for DECADES got the lion’s share of state funding, receiving FAR MORE MONEY than they paid into the state system. And NATO is an organisation that SOVEREIGN COUNTRIES APPLY TO JOIN. Unlike Russia, NATO doesn’t INVADE AND ANNEX neighbouring country’s territories.

    The US and the EU to create and maintain a regional order based on institutions, the rule of law and associations that are open to all countries. But Russia considers such an order in violation of her right to an important role in Europe. The Kremlin believes his country a great power with a sphere of influence that can order around its neighbours.

  • drake

    My paranoid screeching? Chicken little, are you not the one running around screaming the Americans are coming!
    I got some facts for you…The Crimean government was taken over by armed gunmen. Is this normal procedure in your precious Russia? Because it is not in the rest of the world…Again enjoy those sanctions cupcake….

  • http://www.praguepost.com/ The Prague Post

    3.28 million soldiers is not “300,000,000 Russians” so your reply is nonsensical.

  • dragandasa

    And what are you going to do about 5,000 Russian nukes smart ass?

  • jhon chen

    it is partly the fault of the west. during WW2 soviet union was nearly wipe out by germany if not the US & Britain quick assistance to stalin. never help your enemy coz one day you’ll regret it and its to late.

  • dragandasa

    You are not very bright right. Simple question, what if they use their nukes? As far, as you can see, Russia is getting support from China, Brazil and the rest of BRISK countries. Its not so simple as you think.

  • jhon chen

    is is partly the fault of the west. during WW2 soviet union was nearly wipe out by germany if not US & Britain quick assistance to stalin. never help your enemy coz one day you’ll regret it and its to late.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    You are hung up on the process. The only measure of the truth of a referendum is whether or not it expressed the true opinion of the voters. That is the purpose of a referendum and the only valid measure is how well it did that. We have solid scientific evidence that it did its job well. The fact that they were efficient and timely instead of fooling around for months does not make it less valid.
    When Kosovo used virtually the same process to secede from an unwilling Serbia, the “world” was not upset, so the reason for outrage in the western world is obviously only that the wrong side won.
    As the right of self determination belongs to the people of a region, it is irrelevant who condemns them or supports them. They exercised their rights and do not need anyone’s approval. Your opinion, my opinion, the UN, EU, US and the pope matter not.
    If we believed a single word of that propaganda we spread about supporting “democracy and self determination”, we would be congratulating them on making a peaceful transition at the ballot box. Unfortunately, we only believe in democracy if we win the electionand only believe in self determination if the people self determine the way we want them to.
    If you doubt that, look up what started the Vietnam war. Our stooge was about to lose an election so we called it off and started shooting people. We have a history of ignoring any “democracy” that doesn’t go our way. We’re doing it again.

  • On the Balcony

    WHereSense, you can be thankful for the Cuban Crisis, it forced both sides to reexamine and adjust their nuclear postures and take concrete steps to prevent accidents or misunderstandings from accelerating. That said, there is no comparison between the Cuba and Ukraine crises. The U.S.S.R. was tied to an ideology of inevitable class war requiring the necessarily violent overthrow of capitalism and all related repressive social constructs, ending with the successful emergence of the world’s proletariat. (Perhaps you are too young to have heard lectures on dialectical materialism.) In a word, we were enemies and nuclear war was considered a distinct possibility. Until recently, the West thought those days were over. More to the point, until Russia launched its hybrid war, Ukrainians were opposed to joining NATO (a process which takes years by the way) and there was never been any talk about stationing nuclear weapons here by anyone except Putin’s cadre. The west is talking about them now because Putin’s public statement that he was prepared to use nuclear weapons when annexing Crimea crossed an unspoken red line, making it clear that the unthinkable must be thought about once again. In the minds of many, Russia has now replaced Iran and even global warning as the major threat to the world’s future.

  • Anon

    you have no concept of whats going on in the world obviously youve never felt russian mongol persecution these inferior fronzen turd swamp people are drunk off cheap vodka and die before 60 on average from cancer they are about as bright as the beets they tote for making lipstick. They actually believe their country should be bigger and its twice the size of the US. and they have a mere 113 million for a population. If the west does not unite in the face of imbecilic cossack aggression many will die and drop like dominoes till the US has to get involved like ww2. Bystanders in war are not left undisturbed they are crushed under tank treads. And the only country that doesnt follow treaties it signed is russia. They US will honor article 5. Thankfully the Germans are apart of NATO so if we are united we can keep those frozen turd swamp monkeys in russia where they belong. You realize that the countries economic system has already collapsed those imbeciles in russia trades packages of socks for potatoes. They are stupid people that consistently elects and allows even stupider people to get into power over them. They are a blight on the planet and hopefully a civil war breaks out there and those mongol will kill eachother off. I cant wait to see the chechens blowup on the scene in moscow. See what i did there…, its play on words. Putins got napoleonic syndrome and is extremely paranoid. Merkel chancellor of germany even stated hes l;iving in his own world.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

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  • On the Balcony

    Have you been listening to the cacophony of outrageous accusations and sheer hatred against the West in general and the U.S. in particular that is blaring from every orifice of the Russia media twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week? The repeated references to how Russia is a victim of western conspiracies, the hyping of Russia’s military power, the constant references to Russia’s nuclear weapons and boasts of the ability to reduce the US to ashes? It is not an exaggeration to say that nothing like this has been heard or seen from a developed industrial country since the early days of Adolf Hitler. Does this not alarm you? It is certainly alarming the rest of the world.

  • On the Balcony

    Again, Putin’s little green men aside and even assuming that Crimea had a legal right to unilaterally secede from the rest of Ukraine (which it did not), it is impossible to organize, publicly discuss and hold a free and fair vote on such an issue in less than a month. The fact that voters were not given an option of remaining a part of Ukraine further discredits the validity of the process. It was for such reasons that the purported “referendum” and annexation were immediately and overwhelmingly condemned by the international community. The world’s condemnation was not because other countries liked Ukraine or disliked Russia but because the farce orchestrated by Putin made a mockery of international law, just as the continued illegal imprisonment of Nadiya Savchenko makes a mockery of justice. Putin has viciously bitten the Crimea off of Ukraine but he is is unlikely to live long enough swallow it, rather I suspect that he and Russia, will continue to choke on it for a long time to come.

    In passing, you attribute a pettiness in spirit that reflects your own, not mine. I would not object to such a referendum if properly held and I believe that in the people of Donbas will be given such an opportunity to go their merry way if they so choose. As for Crimea, prior to any of these events, I personally leaned towards transferring the Crimea to the Tartars in recognition of and compensation for their historic ties and the long standing suffering they endured under Stalin’s campaign of ethnic cleaning. But that is a subject for another time.

  • Lisa

    You should look at the military count not the population. In Russia every man age 18+ serve in the army and trained to fight professionally, means country has large Reserve in the case of war. Look at the numbers Russia: Active military 771,000, Reserve 2,035,000, Paramilitary 474,000.. Total: 3,280,000… While US Total: 2,226,635. Source: Wikipedia. Go check for yourself.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    The polls mean a whole lot more than your unfounded paranoid screeching. The facts are that the people of Crimea got what they wanted, like what they got, and couldn’t care less about your hysterical fact free ranting.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    You babble a lot, but the scientific and inescapable fact is that the referendum was accurate. All the unfounded accusations and denials can’t change a single fact. The people of Crimea got what they wanted and you can’t stand that they wanted Russia instead of our pet government in Kiev.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    I notice that you are not smart enough to cope with the inescapable facts that the referendum was an accurate representation of the people of Crimea. The only thing wrong with the referendum was that the wrong side won and small people like yourself can’t cope with the facts.

  • HereSense

    Yes, James it is not complicated at all. You are a complete moron. Typical American uneducated moron.

  • HereSense

    You bring it on. We will see what happens.

  • HereSense

    Hey Mike, cowboy loser! Cuba was also an independent nation and Kennedy was ready to go to war with the Soviet Union when the latter wanted to put the nukes there. You shut up and chew your pop corn. You are better at that.

  • HereSense

    OMG. The author of this article is either a moron or a war propagandist. The fact that this kind of “news” gets churned out day and night about Russia is very troubling. The U.S. is well known to spin the media before setting a false flag event to rationalize the subsequent military moves. Say, a false flag event in one of those Baltic states which are no more then a puppet states, a circus ripped off of any national identity by the EU. Any false flag event there would then make rounds on the news that we need to protect those states against Russia and go NATO etc. And then the author of this article adn many innocent people here in US will get their butts torched by Russian nukes. After all the lies from the government of late I am appalled at this sort of reporting that bangs the drums of war.

  • mike no

    You must be dumbest troll, nobody else is repeating the garbage to repeat. The Russians got caught and all the trolls with half a brain moved on, except you.

  • Tommy McGrath

    Your a sheep and truly brainwashed go watch Fox news for your information

  • mike no

    If pukin is upset, get medical attention for him. Troops in another nation does not give pukin justification to invade the nation. It might give pukin justification to put his troops closer but not to attack.

  • mike no

    Pukin invaded the Ukraine unprovoked. He now threatens to attack three NATO nations for no reason. None of these nations have made any threats towards pukin. You see the pattern, pukin is the attacker, the invader. Drake I am supporting your point, I have had many people misunderstand me. david has no point, no justification for pukins threats to NATO and other nations, no justification of the invasion of the Ukraine.

  • mike no

    You are a fruit cake if you believe everything AS said. The US, which you can’t be a part of because you would know the US had no treaties, lost nothing in the Ukraine. Russia lost the connections it hasd with the world for invading this country. Everybody in the world other than Russia knows this. The PEW report that came out today says 73% of the Russians know their economy was destroyed because of the invasion. So this shows you to be a mouth piece of pukin. Half a dozen investigations into the Libya attack again shows what you say is wrong and lies to support pukin. And finally you take pukin cock, no nation in the world has tried to bully puklin, again 73% of the Russians know and agree with why sanctions were used, the world put sanctions on Russia because pukin attacked a nation for no reason other than to follow in Hitlers footsteps. And last, you show you are one dumb idiot. You think a war today will be fought as wars before you were born. The only thing you got right was pukin and Hitler danced the same dance.

  • mike no

    You got this guy nailed as to who and what he is.

  • mike no

    You are a idiot. These three nations are independent nations, like the Ukraine, they are entitled to make decisions based on what their people want. Pukin is only in charge of Russia. These three nations joined NATO of their own will and threats to their nations by the mad man pukin. Pukin is doing as Hitler did in the 1930’s and 40’s. The results will be the same at some point and it appears these three NATO members might do to pukin what Poland did to Hitler. Pukin can foam at the mouth but he can not show reason for attacking members of NATO. If this crazy man attacks any of these nations I hope NATO honors its agreements, the line has to be enforced at some point. I hope pukin and his puppets in the military have a sane brain cell left and don’t use any nukes. I really believe if pukin fires one nuke there will be very little left of the US or Russia. Russia has no allies that would rush into a radioactive waste land and try to save what little that could be saved. They have China, who will rush into the lands they want and take these lands as China. The US will get help and support from many nations. This help will be the deciding factor in either nation coming out intact.

  • Tina Blum

    Or, common efmbond. Why is believe M. Putin. He is saying a lot f other things, nothing is true. NATO would never had any exercises in Baltic if it wouldn’t be for Russian occupation of Crimea. Don’t you remember Georgia, Chechenia, Chechoslovakia and others. As long as Russia exist they are always at war and looking for a land of other countries.
    Putin doesn’t have any other choice than go to war, he failed in all other areas. It is simple as that, if only he would want to stop the war in Ukraine he would pull out his people from it and that would be the end. But he chooses to fight, Russia is admitting publicly that they want the whole world to be afraid of them. Don’t kid yourself, that’s the truth.

  • madashellron

    And now hows it working out in Iraq and Libya. Now that Nato took out the army in both countries?

  • sraysr

    Yes you are stupid but no one expects any Russian not to be khuilo.

  • sraysr

    You are from St. Petersburg Russia dude.
    Russia is about to get blown back to the 16th century dude.

  • RoadRules

    Not so drake. Everything Alexander has written is True. Im an American; born and bred. But you have to be OBJECTIVE; and IMPARTIAL; when making an analytical argument about who is truly right and wrong in this particular case.

  • RoadRules

    Real Wisdom; eh? It sound like an explanation a Fourth Grader would make. The American Spin & Smear Propaganda Machine is working to perfection; if you truly believe that load of horse crap.

  • drake

    “the whole of Ukraine is pretty much under rebel control”

    Is this the lies you see on Russia Today television?

  • Tommy McGrath

    If there is a war US and NATO are to blame and Americans need to see who the real aggressors are in this debate. We are over there, Russia is not in Canada or Mexico image if Russia were as aggressive as our government our military would be in a hurry to go to war right away. Stop listen to the main stream media which is just propaganda to speak and represent view point of the elite in this country and fight for senseless wars. Government does not work for the people it works for elite money hungry jerks that give care about us, we the people need to see this clear and our military needs to realize the truth and start thinking for themselves .

  • drake

    “Just nuke Moscow end of story” World peace.
    I fixed your sentence to reflect the truth.

  • drake

    No that is the most idiotic question ever!!!

  • ENAO

    Where is the EU in all of this
    what is the use of the French , German, UK and Austrian armies???
    If not in Defense of Europe
    THE EU most be able to defend its boarders

  • Rusty Wyse

    The problem is not me, but you.
    You don’t know what the hell you are talking about.

    If you had truly followed this problem from the very beginning.
    You would know the problem first started with the U.S. wanted to build a radar shield across Ukraine on the pretense of watching over Iran!!!! Russia objected because Ukraine is right next to Russia, not Iran.

  • ENAO

    Please be reasonable.
    Lets say Russia wipes out the US or turns it into radioactive ash as they say often.
    There will be no earth with human lives; maybe some mutants and bugs etc.
    A nuclear war is something Humans should avoid at all cost.

  • drake

    I wonder why all these Baltic countries run to NATO? I suggest you leave your parents basement for more than to get a slurpee. Until than please stop with the propaganda!

  • Real Wisdom

    You are lost.
    They are envious and want what we have!
    Jealous actions plain and simple

  • Real Wisdom

    You are right I believe. I’m not sure who would win!
    Japan has a modern military. S Korea has a modern & well trained military!
    Once a year we had Team Spirit, the ROK Marines where always challenging us.

  • ENAO

    I didn’t know this was a fight for birth right …

  • drake

    Could you even find Ukraine on the map?
    You provided nothing to back up your outrageous claims and accuse me of not knowing anything of Ukraine….On your bike….

  • davidjordan

    Okay let me simplify this for you Drake. This article spoke about Russia being upset about heavy weapons on their border. My point, I would expect Russia to react the same, as when the Soviets put nukes in Cuba.
    Nukes don’t have to be 90 miles from Moscow. Hence, why each nation has Ballistic Missiles. However, to your point, the U.S. also has nukes stationed in Japan, for use against China and the Russia. The U.S. also has nukes stationed in Germany for use against Russia. Germany is a part of NATOUS and NATOUS is on Russia’s border

  • Real Wisdom

    He says “we”
    I question if your American????????
    It doesn’t matter how many bases we have
    Ukraine was free! Russia has invaded her neighbor !
    No matter which way you look at it, Russia is not right.
    You cannot invade because you think you NATO is expanding! These are free countries.

    The real question is why do they all fear Russia?

    Why is joining NATO a threat to Russia?

  • Rusty Wyse

    You know nothing of Ukraine.
    If you are living in Ukraine, boy!! oh!!! boy!!!
    They really put on a blindfold over your eyes.

  • drake

    What argument? Everything you have written is lies and half truths. Bring something to the table or not comment…But I understand this is a job…Right?

  • drake

    Ukraine wishes to live in peace….
    Ukraine was tired of the corruption of it’s police, it’s judges and government. They rose up against it and threw that out. i.e. ex president. The United States had nothing to do with this. It was the common Ukrainian person that had enough. What radar shield do you speak of? Was it something you watched on Russia Today? There is no United States involvement in Ukraine.
    Yes, Yes. The famous 5.5 billion spent of Ukraine. Over the course of 20 years on projects like peace corps, AIDS education.ect.etc.etc..You bought the lies Putin’s media has feed you hook line and sinker.
    Ukraine is full of strong people. We won’t be lead by Russia and the US. I suggest you stop watching Russia Today as it rots your brain. You being a prime example….!

  • Alexander Stepanov

    I would say the same about yours :) But I know it is not name, but totalitarian brainwash by western propaganda which makes you judge by names, rather than by the merits of argument.

  • Rusty Wyse

    If you know so much about Ukraine, do something about Ukraine before it turns into WWIII.

    Why do you Ukrainians allow Uncle Sam to turn it into a battlefield???? Ukraine was fine until Uncle Sam wanted to build a radar shield across Ukraine on the pretense of watching Iran. Of course in reality, Uncle Sam wanted to build it to watch Russia and Russia knew it and objected.

    Victoria Nuland said the U.S. spent 5 1/2 billion dollars in Ukraine buying votes and stirring street demonstrations for “regime change”.

    See what happens to you when you allow Uncle Sam to lead you by the nose????

  • din

    West should drop a nuke in Russia teaching them ales on

  • drake

    Iraq..
    No one wants war. Although many in Ukraine would say that war was brought to them…But I guess we could always drive our head into the sand and pretend that nothing is happening…What bad could happen?

  • drake

    Your name suggests you might be biased. Are you?

  • Alexander Stepanov

    It is American elections coming. Obama lost Saudi’s contract for bombing Syria, lost Crimea, is bound to lose in Ukraine ruining 70 years of the US subversive activities aimed at splitting this territory from Russia. What do democrats have to show for all this? American ambassador to Libya burned alive and Obama/Hillary trying for months to cover up for the murderers? No wonder these losers are trying to bully Russia now to have something to show for elections. Good luck! What for the war – Napoleon and Hitler tried. Ask them how it always ends.

  • ENAO

    WAR is never a good thing no matter how we sugarcoat it.
    lets say Russia defeats the US in a conventional war, they will have to kill everyone.
    Otherwise, How would they control the largest militia on earth possibly equipped with nuclear weapons
    It seems no one remembers the mess in Irak .

  • James A. Burgin

    Putin is a bully and the only way to make him back down is to punch him in the nose. We need to send several armored divisions to Poland and the Baltic countries to show our resolve. We also need to arm and train Ukraine just like we did those fighting the Soviet army in Afghanistan. Of course, the Russian army isn’t nearly as powerful as the Soviet army was and even then we could have kicked their behinds. So if Putin wants a war we need to be ready to win it. Not complicated really.

  • drake

    No one wants a war. If you could tell you leader Putin to pull his troops out of all Ukraine. In time things will return to normal. Until than you get this…

  • fake like fake

    Just nuke Washington end of story. World peace.

  • ENAO

    RUSSIFICATION OF EUROPE
    is the answer to your question
    That was the aim of USSR during WW!!

  • drake

    What you don’t have a point…..

  • ENAO

    WHY do countries want to join NATO
    Does it have anything to do with Russian aggression??
    Why is Russia the only country in the world that has seized land from all its neighbors
    Did you guys forget about the so called RUSSIFICATION???
    Russia want to Rusify the whole Europe starting with the east
    There’s much to talk about the US too but … Guys action speaks louder than words
    and Russia’s action are talk so loud but is the world listening?

  • drake

    I live in Ukraine. She knows nothing of Ukraine….She and you should shut off RT.

  • drake

    what you don’t like reading the truth?

  • On the Balcony

    It was the little green men who organized and supervised the Crimean parliamentarian meeting and referendum –and they were not invited. Your other statements defending the vote’s alleged legitimacy are similarly wrong. No legitimate referendum can be properly organized, debated and voted upon in a matter of weeks. Similar referendums in other countries have taken years. Nor can anyone take a referendum which did not offer an option of staying united with Ukraine seriously. Moreover, Crimea did not have a constitutional right to simply leave Ukraine, steal all of Ukraine’s national assets there and join Russia. As for your statistics, Russia’s own state human rights committee reported that less than half of Crimea’s eligible voters voted (perhaps because the sight of heavily armed little green men discouraged them or perhaps because the ballot did not allow them the choice of staying part of Ukraine so there was no point in voting) and only 22% of voters supported joining Russia. As for polls since then, they are as reliable as polls taken in any country which stifles and punishes dissent which means, not reliable at all.

  • drake

    Still spewing the lies I see….Under gun point the Crimean government seceded….The people had no say in it…
    I am very proud of the 20% that said they weren’t happy with their decision…As you know many people in Russia that don’t agree with Putin go missing…Your poll means nothing as did your vote to secede. No one with half a brain believes it was fair.
    There was no rioters coming to Crimea. This is a lie your leader has told you…Enjoy the war your precious leader started….

  • aquarium7

    difficult to read in capital letter.

  • aquarium7

    Better become monkey because they don’t have world war.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    Russia didn’t seize a part of an existing country. The people of Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine, as was their right, formed a new and legal independent government, and that new government requested annexation from Russia.

    Several competent polling companies have verified that the election results accurately reflected the opinions of the people of Crimea and that over 80% of them are still happy with their decision.

    The only part played by the famous “little green men” was to guard against the rioters from Kiev coming into Crimea and starting more riots, and they did it at the request of the then legal government of Crimea.

  • On the Balcony

    I don’t understand your question or how it relates to Russia’s invasion.

  • drake

    Please point out your point!

  • davidjordan

    You’re obviously missing the key point….

  • drake

    “we haven’t moved anywhere”

    Several countries would disagree with this statement……

  • drake

    No one is placing heavy nukes 90 miles from Moscow! Russia needs to move it’s troops out of Ukraine.

  • The warrior !

    the same thing in Islam too !

  • On the Balcony

    Peter, if you had asked Ukrainians two years ago whether they wanted to join NATO the overwhelming majority would have answered “no.” If you had asked them if they thought Russia would ever use its army against Ukraine they would have been too dumbfounded by your lunacy to answer you. What was thought unthinkable is now a reality. Do not assume that your rationality informed by your values is shared. It isn’t. The joke is told in Moscow about a man who’s neighbor builds a two car garage. The American looks at his neighbor’s new garage and the next day he builds a three car garage. The German looks at his neighbor’s new garage and the next day he reports it to the town building committee. The Russia looks at his neighbor’s new garage and the next night he burns it to the ground. The jokes that people tell about themselves can be frightfully revealing…

  • The warrior !

    US couldn’t killed all qaeda members or ISIS members ! what do expect then if the fight Russia ?

  • The warrior !

    I think you are completely you don’t know that the war is completely the end for US !

    Alot of Muslims countries preferred to be in Russia side !

    imaging most of Muslim country like Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia…etc

    most of European countries will prefer to watch more that losing a war because most of erupean countries designed as modern country with high protection not a country that ready to fight !

    your country could not killed isamah bin Laden until the spend over than 10 years looking for a non trained person ! Alqaeda after the war against US became more stronger and controlling more part and the same thing in Iraq after US attacked Iraq became a country that can’t be controlled !

    after all of that do u still believe that US will fight Russia!

    by the way I am not Russian I am Saudi we preferred US be the the fact US is a pain in association and every want from US to start the so they can it up !

  • The warrior !

    U look at Iraq as weaker the Russians ! your country fought Alqaeda since 1995 but what happen now ? Alqaeda become stronger and smarter and now you can find it not only in Afghanistan only ! you can find Ithe in Iraq, Yemen, Syria , and Lebanon! that mean your country lost the battle against Alqaeda !

    Iraq is completely the same thing US lost a lot of soldiers over there and made the country even worst with ISIS !

    look at Russia with Ukraine sample , easy, and fast controls over the country !

    US is completely tired because went throw a lot of wars from Afghanistan until Iraq and kinda of a little in Syria and now helping out Saudi against Yemen

  • The warrior !

    Russia isn’t third world country missing with her in that way will start the war for sure,

  • davidjordan

    This article, like so many others keep promoting a war between the U.S. and Russia, which none of us would be around in the aftermath. That being said, the author of this article loosely goes from The West, to the U.S., then back to The West and then announces NATO. Listen, you can NATOUS all you want, in the end it is the U.S. footing over half the bill for NATOUS. It is the U.S. that will not risk losing many American cities, including D.C. over Poland or the Baltics. Should hostilities heat up, London, Paris, Berlin, etc. would wiped away as well.

    This author talked about “Hot Heads” in Russia wanting dominate Central & Eastern Europe. Really? Keep in mind, this entire situation started with the Soviet Union collapsed. Then the U.S. ignore its agreement with Russia not to expand eastward. Now NATOUS, is right up on the Russian border. In fact, has always stationed heavy U.S. weapons near Russia’s border. Is there any reason why Russia is reacting today, because of the above stated? What worries me, Ukraine with a Red Line for Russia, also all the military exercises near Russia’s border by the U.S., is only going to cause Russia to strike back and Russia isn’t Iran or Iraq or Libya.

    What would the U.S. response if Russia were to station heavy weapons and troops in Mexico or Canada or Central America? Well, let me remind you of some history. The last time the Soviets stationed heavy weapons “nukes’ 90 miles from the U.S. mainland and we almost had a nuclear exchange. Then is there any reason why Russia shouldn’t have the same reaction?

  • On the Balcony

    Half of the world’s nations, including the U.S., have unresolved territorial disputes with their neighbors, China is no exception. Whether China is violating the UNCLOS agreement is open to debate. China says no and is acting accordingly. China’s neighbors and the U.S. say yes, and the U.S. is acting accordingly (on behalf of China’s smaller neighbors). Who is right? As far as I know no competent international tribunal has issued a ruling. (In passing, has the U.S. even ratified the UNCLOS? ). In any case, the discussion here is not about China. Thank you for your comment.

  • davidjordan

    Please Anna

  • davidjordan

    So, does this rule apply only when it is Russian’s interest? Or, when the U.S. decides there should be a self determination like in Vietnam, Iraq or Palestine?

  • davidjordan

    Vlad isn’t ignorant…. You are! You didn’t read his post. He spoke about minority Russians in Eastern Ukraine, not all of Ukraine. Also, he spoke about NATOUS expansion in the break up of the former Yugoslavia and Russia expanding to Russia’s western border.

  • Alonso Schneeweiss

    I bet the war will start with a false flag attack on a Russian radio station by Russian troops dressed in Polish camo fatigues.

  • davidjordan

    Also on the U.S., plenty of politicians and US Generals who want war with Russia, just because they feel the war would be contained to strictly Europe and Asia. Crazy thinking!

  • ZALUPA

    stop writing BS!!!

  • marti

    One thing is certain. As Putin said: it is NATO who keeps moving and expanding, we havent moved anywhere.

    If there are any interests which are threatened, it is Russia’s. This whole Ukraine thing didnt happen in Mexico but on Russia’s backyard.

    The problem is that we have the loudest propaganda machine. We accuse other countries of aggression, hacking, invading and trying to control the world while we keep doing it. Heck, we are the only country with 800 military bases around the world, the only country to have released viruses that could destroy centrifuges in Iran, the only country who has bombed, invaded, killed thousands, displaced millions and together with Europe created the largest humanitarian crises in the world.

    The neocons, who are now controlling our foreign policy, regardless of Obama are greedy bastards who want world domination at any cost. After all, it is not their children who will fight the next war.

  • stoplyin2217

    It will be a nuke war,bet on it. Less costly and that the bottom line. Get rid of NATO,will do what ever war mongers want.This is not 1960 when ground warfare was used.Nuke war and the winner gets one month more to rot.

  • aquarium7

    War can not be avoided, it is part and parcel of being human. It is OK to have a little ‘pull and tussle’ here and there, now and then! I think it is quite normal for the two enemies to settle their differences the sooner the better, after all, it is bad to allow the ‘sore’ to drag on. However, it must not be a nuclear showdown, because there would not be any winner. The whole world would be the loser!

  • efmbond

    There is just one question I want ask. Why would Russia attack the Baltic states? Recently, Mr. Putin said in an interview with an Italian new paper that only a mad man would dare think of attacking a NATO member country. This statment coming from the president of Russia should send a clear message to everyone that Russia would never attack the baltic state. He added that because Russia doesn’t have the means to wage a war against NATO. So for this writer to suggest it as an example for war to commence between Russia and the US is groosly misleading in the sense that should a war commence it will be Russia’s fault and thus America reacting to Russia’s agreesion. Why not suggesting that America sending heavy weaponary to the baltic state is a starting point for war because if it was the othe way round, Russia sending heavy weapons to say Cuba. America would see it that way.

  • http://www.praguepost.com/ The Prague Post

    EVERY single region of Ukraine – except Crimea – has a majority of ethnic Ukrainians living in it. This is EXACTLY why Lenin drew the borders as he did and why Stalin later attached various regions to the Ukrainian SSR. As for Crimea, this was also a Ukrainian historical territory. According to the 1897 Census in Tsarist Russia, the largest ethnic group living in Crimea (called the Tavriyskaya Gubernia at the time) were ethnic Ukrainians with 42%, Russians made up only 26% of the population and Crimean Tatars made up 13%. And, by the way, the majority of sailors and soldiers fighting on the Tsarist side in the Crimean War were ethnic Ukrainians. This makes sense since Ukraine is attached to Crimea whereas Russia is not and it was much easier to ship Ukrainians to fight in Crimea than to bring Russians in. Ethnic Russians only became the majority (56% of the population) after Stalin deported the Crimean Tatars in 1944 and shipped in masses of Russians. This is also what Stalin did in eastern Ukraine after he starved up to 8 million Ukrainians in 1932-33 during the forced famine (Holodomor). After killing all the Ukrainians, he shipped in Russians. This is all very well seen when you compare the 1926 census with the 1939 census. Nonetheless, the majority of people living in Lugansk oblast and Donetsk oblast are ethnic Ukrainians. Again, go get educated instead of writing such ignorant, baseless garbage.

  • http://www.praguepost.com/ The Prague Post

    The lives of many Ukrainians switched into emergency mode on Dec.1, 2013. That day special police units beat up students who protested in the Maidan, Kiev’s main square against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision not to sign an association agreement with the EU.

    Ukrainian television channels aired footage of police brutally beating up young girls and boys who were peacefully protesting on Maidan. The students were bleeding and shouting, some of them managed to escape only when they got inside the nearby churches. The next day a crowd of 100,000 outraged Ukrainians poured into Kiev’s streets.”

    Their protest was no longer about European integration-it was about justice and dignity. People demanded an apology and a punishment for those responsible for beating the protesters. But instead of apologizing, Yanukovych responded with repressions turning a spontaneous protest into a marathon stand-off.

    It was obvious at the time that if we allowed this to happen, we will turn into a bad version of Belarus for decades. There would be no elections in Ukraine, no economic competition, not even personal freedoms. We wouldn’t even get what I call a ‘freedoms in exchange for food’ pact.

    Yanukovich then flooded the city with armed thugs brought from all over Ukraine to intimidate the protesters. Some of the activists … went missing. Others were killed, and still others targeted. Nobody knew who was going to be next.

    A few days afterwards what was already called a Revolution of Dignity, culminated in an ugly way. Special troops shot dead about 100 people right in the center of the capital, Yanukovych fled Kiev. Parliament cancelled the dictatorial laws. The next morning Yanukovych’s mansion … a symbol of corruption, opened its doors to general public.”

    We suddenly realized that Russian propaganda, which looked ridiculous from Kiev was extremely effective in the Russian-speaking areas of Ukraine and Russia itself. What we thought was a Revolution of Dignity was presented on Russian TV as an illegal rebellion of neo-Nazis financed and managed by Americans.

    An anti-criminal revolution was shown as an aggressive offensive on anything that is Russian-culture, language, identity. The technique was simple: Russian media focused on a small radical wing of the revolution-it constituted less than 5%, the rest were young professionals, students, retirees-and blew it out of proportion mixing it with fakes and lies.

  • Canis Majoris

    Ukrainians are nothing without Russia.
    Btw, Russia created Ukraine in 1991, there were no country called Ukraine during Soviet Union .And ,75% of soviet union was Russia, and all its achievements was done by Russians.
    Remember, Alaska was sold to U.S. by a country called Russian empire in 1880s, just so you know that Russia was there before United States was even born.

  • http://www.praguepost.com/ The Prague Post

    There are only 143.5 million Russians you fool, despite what Herr Putin says in the Russia propaganda.

  • http://www.praguepost.com/ The Prague Post

    EVERY single region of Ukraine – except Crimea – has a majority of ethnic Ukrainians living in it. This is EXACTLY why Lenin drew the borders as he did and why Stalin later attached various regions to the Ukrainian SSR. As for Crimea, this was also a Ukrainian historical territory. According to the 1897 Census in Tsarist Russia, the largest ethnic group living in Crimea (called the Tavriyskaya Gubernia at the time) were ethnic Ukrainians with 42%, Russians made up only 26% of the population and Crimean Tatars made up 13%. And, by the way, the majority of sailors and soldiers fighting on the Tsarist side in the Crimean War were ethnic Ukrainians. This makes sense since Ukraine is attached to Crimea whereas Russia is not and it was much easier to ship Ukrainians to fight in Crimea than to bring Russians in. Ethnic Russians only became the majority (56% of the population) after Stalin deported the Crimean Tatars in 1944 and shipped in masses of Russians. This is also what Stalin did in eastern Ukraine after he starved up to 8 million Ukrainians in 1932-33 during the forced famine (Holodomor). After killing all the Ukrainians, he shipped in Russians. This is all very well seen when you compare the 1926 census with the 1939 census. Nonetheless, the majority of people living in Lugansk oblast and Donetsk oblast are ethnic Ukrainians. Again, go get educated instead of writing such ignorant, baseless garbage.

  • http://www.praguepost.com/ The Prague Post

    There is no such thing as “former KGB”

  • petition

    If I were to give a piece of advice on how to deal with this, I would suggest countering Kremlin’s propaganda by establishing a free Russian-language TV channel and broadcasting it in Russia.

  • petition

    Those who built the Tzar Bomb were not Russians, but Soviets. Right now Russia can’t even build military ships, because they need engines, which are produced by Ukraine.

  • Jason

    The problem is that we think Russian soldiers are like those in the middle east or Iraq. Let me tell you that Russian soldiers are as well trained as the US soldiers. Actually the latest records show that the British SAS stands at number 1 while the Russian commandos are at number 2. We have to be very careful.

  • jersey joe

    Russia wouldn’t dream of going to war with the U.S. They would be beaten back to the stone age and the ones that matter, the ones that truly run and know Russia’s chances against the U.S (the military) would never let Putfootin to start the end of what is left of Russia. Russia is a has been power with more mouth then anything else. Bring it on Putin, we could use your energy reserves for Europe.

  • Real Wisdom

    Would you describe their actions in the South China Ses playing by the rules ?
    They have violated the UN UNCLOS agreement they signed.
    China never plays by the rules.
    They are the most underhanded country I’ve ever encountered.
    You want some insight into the Chinese thoughts! Read the “Hundred Year Marathon”
    Many Chinese have fled lately, some were high ranking members of the Goverment and Military. This is their blueprint and America is the Target.

  • ??????? ??????

    You say that Russia wants to start a war with the United States ….. we have the US wants to destroy Russia .. Who wants to fight?

  • Elva Fandino

    Basically Russia aim to small countries like the Baltic states but a confrontation with the US is another thing that lets face it…no body wants for Russia or the US…Putin is a former KGB so he is not stupid.He knows better than any body else that a war with the US can cost him dearly expensive…

  • On the Balcony

    The right to self-determination does not mean the right to seize part of an existing country in order to create another one. Read the ICJ’s Kosolov and related decisions. There is no comparison with Kosovo, for starters, less than a single month lapsed between the appearance of well armed and organized little green men in Crimea to the “referendum” (which did not include the option of remaining part of Ukraine) and the subsequent annexation. Less than a month. During a political crisis no less. With only 22% voting in favor of becoming part of Russia. Please, don’t insult my intelligence while demeaning your own.

  • Rusty Wyse

    She’s speaking with family background in the Ukraine.
    Her opinion has more value than yours.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    No sweat. How about The Gallup Organization Rating Group Ukraine, GfK, the well-known German social research organization, and the International Republican Institute Baltic Surveys Ltd. The last one is a Ukrainian firm trying to find fault with the referendum but honest enough to eat crow after they cooked it. They all agree that the referendum accurately reflected the opinions of the people of Crimea. There was no fraud except in the angry minds of Americans who know nothing about the reality in Crimea.
    The right to secede obviously includes the right to ask for annexation to another government. The process was Crimea secedes and forms legally separate government. Legal new government requests annexation by Russia, as is their right. Russia accepts the request for annexation. Even more legal than kosovo.

  • timmi lee

    If US is now in war with Russia, ISIS will be very happy. Why? It is the best time for ISIS to start terror attack and have ISIS the first state in US.

  • Ron Fleming

    puton is a moderate, its who replaces him that is important as there are some hardliners in the politburo which call for war with the west now…

  • On the Balcony

    Nonsense, you write that Russia has “not expanded in any way or form” ?? Annexing a part of Ukraine whose sea access and natural resources Putin coveted despite Russia’s promise to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity is expansionism, pure and simple. Blaming Putin’s land grab on the United States is even more absurd. Maidan was a response to Yanukovitch’s last minute reversal of an EU Agreement that had been negotiated for over ten years. Yanokuvitch’s subsequent attempts to violently repress, first by beatings and then by shooting hundreds of unarmed largely peaceful demonstrators, led to his downfall. Even the majority of Yanukovitch’s party voted in favor of replacing him.

    Putin simply cannot understand or accept the fact that Ukrainians can act for themselves and that Ukraine prefers to better itself by forming closer ties with the E.U. than continue to wallow in the swill of a Russian backed kleptocracy. Russia also cannot accept the fact that it has neither a legal or moral right to dictate Ukraine’s choices. Your litany against the U.S. is irrelevant here. The issue is between the people of Ukraine and Putin’s delusions of Empire. Putin’s most costly mistake was his belief that Ukraine and the West lacked the spirit, unity and courage to fight. It does. It will. Putin may have bitten off Crimea but he will likely die trying to swallow it.

  • valdanos

    A death is a death is a death is a death – Russian troll or Ukrainian troll like you it doesn’t really matter! People are dying since Kiev’s junta is violating cease fire! Check “Texas under fire” on yyoutube – Texas Rambo reporting from the front-line as we speak!

  • valdanos

    Are we so desperate to deny the right to ethnic Russian minorities in Ukraine to self-determination that we will actually go to war with Russia?!?! I hope Washington’s “big wigs” are not that insane! Russia didn’t go to war when NATO made a conquest of (Russian ally’s) Serbian province of Kosovo and gave it to Kosovo Albanians in a form of an independent Islamic country! Russia didn’t make the precedent – NATO/EU/US did it first!

  • lwetter

    Russia has developed some close ties with it’s eye on the East. When the Western world boycotted/ting Russian gas, oil, goods it had to turn to other communist or near communist country’s. When people right about a probable war with Russia they seem to forget that Russia is not alone. It has some deadly compadres on their side. Remember the population of the ‘peaceful’ Islam has escalated ten fold. Last I checked the numbers were so large that it is the 2nd popular religion in Russia.
    Putin has lots of Islam buddies.
    I’m going on my own hypothesis from what has been reported over the past couple of years.

  • Nomimal

    I was asking for specific examples since I know of none and I have no references that can confirm that assertion.

    Your points are inaccurate at best:
    “France is struck with two ships they can’t sell.” Long term there is nothing to indicate they will not be able to sell them. Three countries have expressed interest or are thought to be potential buyers.

    “Germany is hurting because Russia was a big customer of Germany.” Russia IS a big customer of Germany and the great majority of trade has not been affected by sanctions.

    “And of course, we can’t sell to Russia.” Of course we can!!! Boeing just got an MOU from Volga-Dnepr Group to buy 20 747-8i freighters. There is no evidence of any market suffering substantially from the sanctions.

    “China is buying 24 SU-35 from Russia” And what other makes was China considering? None.

    “10-year-deal for supplying China with natural gas” Which would have been signed at some point anyway. The Siberian fields are very close to China and not Russia’s other markets. To send that gas to Europe would require much longer, more expensive pipelines with a proportional construction schedule increase.

  • Canis Majoris

    Russians are master when it comes to building Monster Bombs, and I am very sure they still have capabilities to build a bomb 1000 times more powerful than Tsar Bombs tested 54 years ago.
    The politicians in the white house knows better of Russian potential. That’s why Cold War 1 ended without a fire.

  • motun

    thats the funniest thing ive ever heard. keep believing your delusion

  • Dan D

    For those at ground zero, death will be instant and a bliss. Those who survived the initial blast will suffer a slow and horrifying death

  • hello

    True many comments here have been paranoid
    And there is an arguement for deterence by inference
    -The rational of the cold war
    But your assessment also seems
    Delusional
    Despite all the evidence of 1000s of years of history
    That you have the faith that our so called leaders will somehow
    Do the right thing for the people?!?!?!?!?
    Hmmmm

  • Keith J Harting

    How old are you Donald? If the USA ever let our military lose, I dont mean just a hand full of soldiers like we have been doing. Or call it a police action like Vietnam and Korea there is no way Russia survives

  • motun

    You Mean they deserve a weak leader,a US Puppet.right? you are a fool. a stupid fool to be exact.

  • Nik Nik

    You are Russian troll….get lost and fix your Caps Lock.

  • maineman11111

    Remember how that Jordanian solider was burned to death in a cage?
    He was stomping his feet til his legs melted
    He was still trying to move 5 minutes although he was 100% on fire.

    THAT is how everyone is going to die if WW3 occurs

    People in bunkers? .sooner or later you will have to come out
    Do you see what ISIS is doing? there will be ISIS like groups everywhere, 10,000 times more brutal than ISIS

  • Nik Nik

    The population of Russia is estimated at 142,467,651 as of July 1 2014.

  • Nik Nik

    300 millions of Russians? where you got these figures?

  • Donald

    In a war with Russia, the Unites States will certainly lose, Most major cities in the United States, Most US bases in the United States and almost 96% of US bases in other parts of the world. Because it is a nuclear war, China will not have the option of staying out of it, so the United States will lose it bases in Tiawan, Japan, and South Korea, that amounts to approximately 100,000 US solders. Finally, the United States will certainly lose approximately 200,000,000 of its civilian population. Now one can say but we will kick Russian’s A– and we will win the war. I would ask this question of them, “Tell me how you won when you add up all the loses that we just mentioned, and that is even if we kill 300,000,000 Russians and knock out 90% of their military bases, Would you be so short sighted as to think that we won the war.

  • Donald

    The most sober question: Will the United States risk losing Chicago, New York and Washington to
    save Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius? And that is a dangerous question.”

  • Donald

    “However, there are clear indications that Russia will not be able to
    satisfy Putin’s military appetites. As an example, Putin has vowed that
    Russia would buy 2,300 T-14 Armata tanks by 2020, while the estimated
    cost for them is more than $7 million apiece. This fact alone questions
    the whole Putin’s plan to modernize Russia’s military amid the
    plummeting oil prices, weakness of ruble as well as U.S. and EU
    sanctions, which have been recently renewed for another six months.” The real question is whether or not we are ready and set to lose Washington, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago to entertain the yahoo commentators idea that a single fact of Russian purchase plan is questionable enough to justify that lose.

  • Rodrigo

    i agree, it is written in the bible, fight for the money rules against God

  • A. Ianosel

    Yes, you said it…it is very painful for all of you folks in that part of East Europe! But, to be sure, nowadays in the 21st century, nations (including the big ones) do not keep a good part of their armies and navies in close proximity of their borders! Have you noted this aspect? A first year law school student can observe this fact!
    Then, we all wonder, how it was possible for Crimea’s military to succumb so fast and so irreversible to the little “green men in military uniform”????? You get the idea? And, look at another aspect of national significance: before September 11, all nations’ civilian airplanes were flying with their cockpits open at take off and landing. Not a single flight engineer, federal aviation authority or other civilian supervisory authority ever questioned any dreadful consequence that may arise in the long term from such irresponsible practices–even though there were plenty of civilian airplanes ambushed by narcissists amateurs in the Middle East simply to make public their political statements! Here, in 2014-15, the world has some few political narcissists equipped with vast military powers, that can be used anytime and with spectacular consequences in close proximity to the borders of EU, USA, Israel, or China, or even Japan! Isn’t it narcissists like Hitler which started to get involved militarily around Germany’s borders? And then, move further East-West? What will prevent today in our 21st century another few narcissists to take the Baltic States captive, more or less as it was done to Crimea and other regions in that East? Except that the 21st century odious narcissists have control over dreadful nukes of all descriptions and sizes and once these nukes get plunged in the air, there’s no escape from their cruel and devastating consequences! In closing, it follows that nations have not learn the lessons of history! That is, to keep a solid military wall of defense–just in case–around their sovereign territories! If that military aspect continues to be neglected, people of the free world will witness more or even bigger Crimean-size sovereign lands and states taken captive by such political narcissists which pretend to implement democratic and fair policies for the people subjugated. The long, overdue defensive action, is to place a State’s armies close or in very close proximity to its borders! At least one third of a nation’s armies and navies should be heavily preoccupied with this aspect of deterring military adventurists like Hitler–beginning at the borders–from invading and taking captive their neighboring countries! What a difference this would have made if the Ukrainian army and navy stationed in Crimea had a coherent plan to defend its sovereign territory of Crimea! Not keeping them inside the barracks behind barbed wires during the crucial time of the invasion of the “little green men”….

  • pete

    If Russian tanks rolled into the Baltics, yes we would respond with military force….somewhere. But it won’t happen that way; it will be similar to Crimea with “little green men” and denied support of rebels. About that, our response will be the same as with Ukraine because there are very few situations that all 28 members of NATO will agree constitute an “attack”.

  • Rodrigo

    Unless everyone in the NATO power structure is bonzo and not just the mindless (Obama) I highly doubt that NAZIS NATO will be allowed to continue risking the survival of the EU nations before cooler heads take HIM to the woodshed. We aren’t invading other countries but simply helping those in the neighborhood who don’t want to be invaded by NAZIs and defend themselves. Certainly some in the NATO power structure see this too.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Oh!!! Bullshit!!! Russia under Putin has not expanded in any way or form. Putin took over part of a country that was broken into many pieces. Russia and/or Putin has not expanded except to accept what was used to be part of Russia in the first place. If the U.S. had not bent on”regime change” in Ukraine, Crimea would still be part of Ukraine. As in the riddle that goes:
    “In need of a nail, a shoe is lost…”
    The U.S. wanted to build a radar shield to watch Russia by saying the purpose was to watch Iran… which started this ugly scene.

    ALL the conflicts around the world were started by the U.S. by bullying/intimidating other nations starting with Vietnam. By supporting Israel with its policies of chipping away Palestinian land and pushing Palestinians off their land that started this Muslims milling and bombing, 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya,…. to ISIS.

    The problem in the South China Sea is started by the U.S.
    This will be the gradual downfall of the U.S.

  • jo

    3rd World War is coming whether you like it or not, whether you believe it or not. It’s COMING… Battle of Armageddon!!!

  • Brian Fitzpatrick

    Unless everyone in the Russian power structure is bonzo and not just the shirtless one I highly doubt that Putrid will be allowed to continue risking the survival of their nation before cooler heads take him to the woodshed. We aren’t invading other countries but simply helping those in the neighborhood who don’t want to be invaded defend themselves. Certainly some in the Russian power structure see this too.

  • Lorne Wazny

    Why would we want a war with Russia? It will collapse on its own. A corrupt, lawless country with a shrinking population, declining economic power and stature worldwide. The US should just ignore Russia.

  • Lorne Wazny

    Well you have eastern Ukraine back now, a bombed out wasteland. Happy now? Not even all those ‘russian family members’ want to live there now.

  • Lorne Wazny

    And who has Russia fought in the last 70 years? Afghanistan and how did that turn out? Russia is a piss ant isolated backwater, corrupt country.

  • Nick

    Show me a USA president election or State governor race that was not bought with dollars! It was an election all be it the winner paid a lot to win.

  • Anna

    THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THAT RUSSIAN LEADERS DID IN 90’S WAS THAT THEY GAVE RUSSIAN LANDS TO ‘UKRAINE’!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR OF RUSSIAN POLITICIANS. THEY COULD LET UKRAINE GO WITHOUT EASTERN PARTS OF UKRAINE AND KIEV. TRADITIONALLY AND HISTORICALLY THOSE PARTS WERE RUSSIAN, IF POROSHENKO IS NOT HAPPY WITH PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN EASTERN PARTS, HE SHOULD LET THEM GO. HE DOES NOT WANT TO RESPECT OPINIONS OF REGULAR PEOPLE, WHICH IS ABSURD THING. WHEN UKRAINE BECAME INDEPENDENT, NO ONE ASKED PEOPLE. AMERICAN POLITICIANS DECIDED FOR REGULAR UKRAINIAN AND RUSSIAN PEOPLE, AND MOST POLITICIANS WERE HAPPY TO DO IT SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ALL WANTED TO GET POWER OVER REGULAR PEOPLE, AND THEY DID NOT CARE ABOUT ALL EMOTIONAL PAIN OF REGULAR PEOPLE. MY GRAND FATHER (MOTHER’S FATHER) WAS UKRAINIAN. AMERICANS, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY RUSSIAN PEOPLE HAVE RELATIVES IN UKRAINE????????????? NO. SIMPLY TRY TO IMAGINE IF THE SAME THING WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS, HOW YOU WOULD FEEL??? AFTER UKRAINE BECAME INDEPENDENT, WE DID NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR INDEPENDENCE (WE LEARNED TO LIVE WITH THIS FACT), YES IT WAS AND IT IS STILL PAINFUL BUT WE ARE ABLE TO LIVE WITH THIS PAIN, BUT KIEV’S GOVERNMENT AND KIEV’S ARMY STARTED TO KILL RUSSIAN PEOPLE WHO BECAME UKRAINIAN CITIZENS, AND HOW DO YOU WANT RUSSIAN PEOPLE TO LIVE WITH THIS FACT, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM RUSSIAN PEOPLE???????????? YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT AMERICAN SOLDIERS THAT KILL PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND ARE KILLED BY OTHER PEOPLE????????? WHAT DO YOU WANT RUSSIAN PEOPLE TO DO????????????? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE WORLD DEPENDS ON YOU AND AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, SIMPLY MAKE YOUR CHOICE.

  • Ral

    Putler will make his people suffer and eventually revive the gulags for them. It is a de facto conflict where the death of a nation can’t be avoided politically. That nation is Russia.

  • wabbitwit .

    To answer the question directly; no. There will not be a declared or undeclared war between the US/NATO and Russia. Will there be an armed confrontation? Yes, very likely. There are just too many components in place to think something won’t go wrong somewhere. The only question is; will the confrontation escalate out of control? If it does, is there a proportional use of nukes, or massive retaliation? That answer to that question will determine the fate of the world.

  • On the Balcony

    I am not a fan of U.S. foreign policy which has so often substituted pragmatism and profits for principles (as it does in its relationship with Saudia Arabia for example). Nevertheless, your hysterical hyperbole is just that and no more. Russia under Putin has embarked on a campaign of expansionism openly backed by nuclear intimidation. Name the last time the U.S. or any European country has attempted to annex part of a neighboring country

  • Lingban Tobo

    Liberal, let US start the war then. What are they waiting for? I am tired of US boosting about their arrogance. I want to see real war now between Russia and US. Not US and Iraq, Libya etc, those weak nations. Common idiots from US start the shooting now.

  • Kiwi Preacher

    Should Russia attack first they would face retaliation from the South via the Black Sea and the Caucasus, as well as potentially through Afghanistan. On the Eastern side they would face attack via Alaska and the Pacific. China would only get involved in an effort to secure as much Russian territory and resources as possible too try and prevent being surrounded on all sides. China, like Russia, is not strong enough to face a united Western alliance. If the West attacked Russia first, then for them it would be a matter of survival, for should Russia fall they would be left surrounded by enemies on all fronts so yes, then China would attack South Korea and Japan.

    You are correct that the US can’t attack Russia, but not because they can’t defend Japan. In order to engage Russia they need to have political unity in Europe and across the Western world. That is shaky at best in the present climate as the West’s economies collapse under the weight of their debt. Those concerns are taking precedence and dividing nation against nation. Look how hard it was to get a consensus against Saddam Hussain, let alone Libya compared to Yugoslavia, and that was during a ‘good’ economic environment. Hence we have this world war by Proxy via Eastern Europe, the South China sea and the Middle East as the major players seek strategic and economic advantage over each other.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Oh!!! yes!!! we do!!! The U.S. want to be the top power, and trying very hard to keep others out of the #1 spot.

    Russia is not the Aggressor. The U.S. is. The U.S. has been the aggressor for the last 60 years.

  • Adam

    I am from NJ dude. What about you? Are you from Langley? Get it over dude. Old times are gone. Now is XXI century and others will take a cut of the pie. We had to do it smart or it will end up very bad for us. We can’t tell China and Russia what to do. Now China will control part the pie Russia also will. Otherwise it will be war and we will lose.
    Be real it is not TV. There is no Spiderman, Capitan America. Reality is we simply can’t win a war bigger then Grenada. After bombs you had to send troops.
    Ops… I forget about Iraq. I hear Obama talking about big victory over there.

  • On the Balcony

    Yes, Russia fits nicely into China hands; just hope that China doesn’t decide to applaud.

  • On the Balcony

    China is unlikely to become a military threat, they largely play by the rules and I won’t be surprised if we find ourselves forging closer ties.

  • On the Balcony

    A nuclear armed rogue state led by a paranoid ex-KGB officer is more dangerous than the USSR ever was.

  • On the Balcony

    The next POTUS is likely to take a much stronger stance against Putin’s expansionism. And from where I sit in Ukraine, I welcome it.

  • On the Balcony

    Actually, the US response to Russia’s aggression has been relatively mild and restrained, in large part because Obama wants Europe to take the lead on direct threats to its own security but also because lil’ Putin may very well be a paranoid wacko fully capable of pushing the button. The US does not need to be nor expect to be #1 forever.

  • liberaldisgust

    MaxL , you don’t even know what a neo-con is , a good American as you imply supports Democracy and the American way …… you mean Progressive , Socialist or Communist …. but I can understand your confusion MaxL ……. Russia has proven communism is a failed system and you have no relevant answer to what destroyed your old way of life …. how sad … whine on ….

  • liberaldisgust

    Space between-the-ears Biff , what happened in Kiev may have been politically supported in the U S , but not instigated by the U S ….. The Ukrainians themselves after living under Moscow’s rule decided on their own , never again to be put under the Russian BOOT …… The whiney little b’tch Russians got their panties in a wad and stole the babies lollipop which is Crimea …… it isn’t America who is violating the START treaties or threatening nuclear war …… that’s on Russia , here’s a hint space , grab your azz and hold on , America isn’t going to back off ….. if Russia wants a war …. it will get a war ….

  • ardvarc

    Are you a Putin troll, Einstein? Sabre rattling from Russia is as old as the hills. It’s as old as the Hitler-Stalin alliance which divided Poland and jump started started WW II.

  • http://KIDK.com Racyman

    If the United States should have learned anything about Russia, they use propaganda as well as anyone. I mean, they will use tricks like having the same tank go through a parade multiple times, to exaggerate the number. During the Cold War, they were caught using a U.S WWII trick, making dummy tanks, jets, etc., that would be seen by the satellites/spy planes, etc. used at time, as real weapons. They aren’t a country that we ignore, by any means, but we need to be careful not to panick either.

  • Jacob Sanders

    China is a communist state, but economically China is a very free market. China is experiencing what America experienced in the late 1800’s known as “The Gilded Age”. Economy was doing well but most of the individuals were not.

  • Rick Sanders

    When Russian President V. Putin invaded and then annexed Crimea back in March of 2014, he correctly guessed it would not start a war with the West. Putin knew beforehand that although the West would bitch and moan, Crimea would be his in the end. Then after annexing Crimea, Putin decided to send Russian troops into Ukraine to stir up trouble and to support rebels fighting the Government of Ukraine. Fast forward to today and we can see that although there is a so-called truce inside Ukraine between Ukraine Government troops and rebel forces, the whole of Ukraine is pretty much under rebel control. So is Putin going to call it a day after Ukraine rebels declare victory and a Moscow-supported government is installed in Ukraine? This remains the million dollar question. If I had to guess, I would say no. First of all, one has to remember that Putin is a Communist at heart. Mr. Putin still has not got over the fact that there is no longer a Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. If Putin had his way, the USSR would still be here today. So being that it is not, Mr. Putin is determined to bring back the Soviet Union one way or another. However, there are a few things that are standing in his way. First, there are a few countries on Russia’s borders that were once Warsaw Pact nations that are now NATO members. As such, these countries are protected under NATO membership and Putin knows that if he were to attack these NATO members, then the United States would have to come to these nation’s aid. Mr. Putin realizes that if Russian and US troops clashed, then Moscow would eventually loose and he would no longer be in charge in Moscow. Second, Putin realizes that the Russian economy would never be able to support the Russian military in a conflict with NATO. Ukraine is one thing. Going up against NATO is quite another. If Putin is smart, he would be smart to be happy with what he has gained in the last year or so and leave well enough alone.

  • dan747

    Putin should pay you well to write his BS. Anyone from the free World who reads your BS gets a laugh.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Go back to your hole and stay there.

  • roger robertson

    You know…they are not really nations, they are city states, and not very big cities at that. We were fools to bring them into the nato fold and russia knows it. He may well show us our hypocrisy at last.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Face the truth for a change.

    For your information, we started the Iran problem in 1953 by started street mob riots against a democratically elected government of Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a dictatorship of the Shah of Iran until the 1970s, until Iranian students took over the U.S. embassy.

    Russia didn’t invade Crimea. The people of Crimea voted to re-join Russia since Crimea was part of Russia until 1956.

    Sweden and Denmark joining NATO will be a threat to Russia. Today, NATO itself is more of a threat than Russia.

  • Vik Khan

    ruSSian fascists army is illegally occupying UKRAINIAN Crimea peninsula and part of E. Ukraine.

    Can you read English rysko -fashsistkoe bidlo?

  • Rusty Wyse

    Stop lying!!! This is the cause of war in Ukraine.
    America created the mess in the Ukraine and
    blamed Russia for the mess.

  • da bossman

    you are crazy if you think Japan needs America to defend itself. I’m not so sure China will be able to defeat Japan easily. don’t forget there’s Australia and India (p1ssed off because of China and Pakistan alliance) and as well as other Asian countries. Japan is already taking a closer look at their self imposed military limitations. They are apologizing for WWII and soon reparations will come. Most (Southeast) Asian countries will soon be able to move on and let the horrors of WWII go. I believe Japan is a sleeping giant. They have the economy; along with their technological advances couple this with available- labor force, know how, and the right allies to build/make things, right frame of mind for warfare and defending their own nation. They can easily rearm not just for defense but offense as well. China has a big country to defend Japan is tiny. If China keeps prodding and nudging at Japan they will awaken it and all hell breaks loose. interesting stuff really.

  • Chandra Pakala

    GLOBAL ARMY PEOPLES : VIRTUAL READ THERE MINDS & HEARTS : I’m very certain and very sure 100 % , very hard and very tough headahces job for the Army peoples . [( Just insane even to think of atomic & nuclear wars, that too without nuclear shield for the 99.99999999999% peoples on the globe for life business, when the Beautiful SKY SYSTEMS is Shared & Cared for the 15 Million Species @ Life business ] , as everybody is getting ” sick & tired ” of this mess on the global uncertainities for the life business. ). NO FREEDOM YET @ HOLY LANDS OF UNHOLY BUSINESS : The most sick and tired peoples will be at ” Holy Lands doing Very unholy business” as I communicated to the Israel and Iranian Media Networks . When this will end for over 2000+ Years mess : More blood spilled here than anywhere else on the Mother Earth ? When it is nuked when there are no more humans on the earth like other planetary life systems of business of pro creating natural process of life. RIGHTEOUSNESS.

  • Spaceman Spiff

    Yeah, well the notion that Russia is going to go blitzkrieging through Europe is based on a 25 century old fable, more commonly known today as “The Story of Chicken Little” Don’t go overthrowing govts on Russia’s border and threatening their naval base and their economic interests. In reality, what the Us govt did in Kiev was a de facto declaration of war against Russia. Russia knows the US govt declared war on them. And when your potential enemy thinks you’re at war, then you’re at war. It’s just a matter of time until it becomes military clash if the US govt doesn’t back off.

  • MaxL

    Good Americans, get rid of your moron neocons…

  • Agree2Disagree

    I’m pretty sure they’re not trying to start a war they are preparing for the possibility that Russia invades the countries they are sworn to protect. We certainly haven’t heard any threats of nuclear weapons from the US that’s for sure.

  • Spaceman Spiff

    If communism failed then explain China. Plus you’re about a quartier century behind the times. Russia isn’t communist. They are actually more capitalist than the United States, while the US descends into fascism.

  • Vik Khan

    tixo sosi xyi putlery rysko-fashistkoe bidlo,

  • Spaceman Spiff

    Your name implies you’re a Ukrainian mongoloid.

  • Spaceman Spiff

    Who’s going to attack Russia from the south and the east. Their allies are to the south and east. The real question is whose going to stop the Chinese pouring down the Korean peninsula and into Japan. A world war is just that. It involves the world. China hates Japan because they never got their payback from WWII. The US can’t attack Russia and defend Japan, and European’s commitment to attacking Russia will be lukewarm at best.

  • Real Wisdom

    Thank you. America has always helped those in need of help. The russisns & Chinese they pray on the weak. There on neighbors, that’s low.

  • Spaceman Spiff

    lol, Russia threatened the United States? With what, defending itself? More neocon hatemongering and warmongering. Make no mistake, if the US starts a war with Russia, they are also starting a war with China. Sieg Heil to the Wolfowitz Doctrine

  • Real Wisdom

    There is no we! Your not American, it’s obvious. Your a Chinese Troll

  • Joe Smithj

    GOOD RUSSIAN’S, GET RID OF PUTIN! HIS IS FORCING YOUR OWN SUICIDE! YOU DESERVE A BETTER LEADER. COMMUNISM HAS FAILED! HA HA HA.

  • The deplorable, James Street

    What the hell kind of response is that? The same could be said of any other nation. You said: “Russia has a destiny to fulfill.” Which insinuates that they have a PARTICULAR destiny to fulfill. Which is what? Just to say “They have a destiny to fulfill” is meaningless unless you specify what that destiny is. In that sense, so does Germany, Italy, the US, France, Canada, India, Zambia, Bangladesh……

  • Vik Khan

    Another lie from FSB-GESTAPO.
    ruSSian fascists army is illegally occupying UKRAINIAN Crimea peninsula and part of E. Ukraine

  • Vik Khan

    You are ruSSian fascists troll
    Everything you say outright lies and ruSSIan fascists propaganda

  • Vik Khan

    thats another lie from FSB-GESTAPO

  • Vik Khan

    another lie from FSB-GESTAPO

  • Vik Khan

    Where did you get this confidential information?
    From FSB-GESTAPO manual?
    Who are you trying to fool ruSSIan NAZI?

  • On the Balcony

    Sorry Roadrules but anyone who believes in NWO (New World Order) conspiracy theories has lost all credibility. Anyway, it might be nice if there actually were a NWO in which no one claimed a moral right to kill anyone else on the basis of their own or another’s race, nationality or belief system. .

  • Patrick Sims

    Any armed conflict between us and Russia will result in nuclear weapons being used. Putin will use them to keep himself in power—-Obama will hesitate to punish the American population. At any rate it will be a black day for the human race.

  • On the Balcony

    David, bavakasha, take your medications.

  • Kiwi Preacher

    Russia is NOT looking for full scale war, there are a number of reasons for this. First, Russia does not have the conventional military strength to take on a combined NATO opposition that out numbers almost 3:1. Second, Russia does not have the strategic advantage against NATO as any conflict would likely take place across multiple fronts on Russia’s Western, Southern and Eastern borders thus stretching their forces far too thin. Third, if Russia invaded the West first and began to lose China would likely step in and bite a large chunk of their unprotected South Eastern Territories and the resources there in. At the moment the West (NATO) has the clear advantage over Russia. Fourth, despite Russia’s economy rapidly growing stronger over the decade it is far from being able to support a prolonged conflict against the economic strength of the West.

    What is currently happening is a proxy conflict between the West and Russia as the West tries to maintain its advantage over Russia in an environment were the West is sliding into a period of economic and political decline. This conflict has been going on for many years and the Ukraine is merely the latest victim. This was the cause for the Georgian war almost a decade ago, where local unrest was used by both sides to try and gain leverage. Despite the attempts to goad it into invading Georgia it remained largely neutral until the Georgians were forced/manipulated into attacking first, where upon Russia quickly responded and defeated them forcing a peace upon Russia’s terms rather than the West’s. In retaliating against Georgia and defeating them Russia had the opportunity to take the entire nation, however they showed restraint as they were well aware this would only support the Western narrative. In this regard Russia ‘won’ this conflict by strengthening their political and strategic advantage preventing Georgia from joining NATO and the EU.

    What we see in the Ukraine is a similar pattern. Local unrest, devolving into civil conflict. Both the West and Russia quietly support their friends with supplies, arms and advisor’s while denying everything. The civil conflict devolves into a ‘frozen’ war as both sides and their supporters trade accusations of aggression and intent. There are 2 key differences though between the Ukrainian and Georgian conflicts : Crimea and MH17. The Crimea represents a major strategic foothold for Russia and is traditionally Russian territory, bring the Ukraine into the fold of the West would have seen Russia lose that foothold, something they could not allow. What shocked the West was how fast they were able to move in and secure the Crimea, clearly this was planned for and suggests that Russia is well aware of the West’s intentions. This was a Russian win. MH17 is the bogey man in the closet, despite the rhetoric blaming Russia thus far no direct evidence has been shown to prove which side shot it down. One thing is certain, at a time of major political unrest in the West the tragedy of MH17 unified the West against Russia once more – albeit temporarily. If the evidence, when it is finally revealed, proves that the Rebels shot it down then that political unity will strengthen. Should the evidence prove the Ukrainians shot it down (unlikely, but it is a real possibility) then that political unity will collapse.

    I suspect the next step in the Ukrainian conflict will follow along the lines of the Georgian conflict, at present we have the repeated false narrative that Russia is going to invade the Ukraine. What is clear is that the frozen conflict in the Ukraine cannot last forever, sooner or later the Ukrainians have to attack the Rebels and put an end to the conflict or they have too acknowledge their territorial claims and surrender a significant portion of Eastern Ukraine. Economically the Ukraine cannot maintain the frozen conflict for a prolonged period. Thus far all attempts to goad the Rebels into resuming their attack have failed. Should the rebels blink first and resume the attack then the likely result will be their destruction and the advantage will swing to the West. However, should the Ukrainians attack and encroach on Russian territory (or attempt to retake the Crimea which Russia now considers its territory) then we will most likely see the Russians come directly into the conflict with the Ukrainians likely losing all of East Ukraine to the Dnieper river and Russia securing its land bridge to the Crimea – strategic and political advantage Russia. Despite it’s rhetoric the West will not directly intervene on the Ukrainian’s behalf, just like the failed to do so with Georgia despite its promises.

    Then onto the next strategic conflict – Greece v Turkey.

  • tom_menkowitz

    You should know, apparently.

  • heu

    The article sounds pretty well as if it were coming from a russkie troll and aimed at feeding more russkie trolls. If the US risks Chicago russia risks everything. Trolls must like to live in denial or seem to forget that the US and western europe nations got nukes and the strategic advantage too. Besides that, the US fights for the belief that armed aggression should never be allowed to succeed, whatever it takes.

  • Robert Dsouza

    Its US stuping aggression of sending troops in Baltic region to raise tension. Russia has no intention to go for another countries it was just due to Kiev presidency that Ukraine was moving to Eurozone made Russia to take over Crimea. US and European going down in economy wanted Ukraine to join them so that Russian currency wont dominate in the future. U.S ia always know for giving birth to terror and then assasinate them after their job is done. By raising tension both in Baltic and South China Sea, US is making business by exporting its weapons.

  • Guest

    Hahaha . You dont even know where you av been or why you are here .

  • motun

    The answers is NO.its pretty simple especially when you are really the trouble maker. Atruble maker doesnt riskloosing three of its great cities for a distant area it has no business being in. when it really is clear to the west that war could be a reality, they will back down .

  • Guest

    Lol . im accually glad to ear of your self proclaimed bravery . life could be unberable living in constant fear . Dont you agree?

  • Tim Chrisolm

    We easily defeated Iraq’s military, blew Libya’s military out of existence, ran through the Taliban in 3 months, Viet Nam was a political war, not designed to win and we aren’t in Ukraine or Syria. So, yes, we are very serious. You have seen NOWHERE NEAR the full strength of the US military. It would take the combined strength of Russia, China and Iran to defeat us. Even that is assuming that Russia doesn’t start slinging nukes when they realize the horrible mistake they have made.

  • Guest

    They have destiny to fulfill regardless of how corrupt they are is that to hard for you to understand?

  • tom_menkowitz

    You’re “afraid”.

    I am afraid of nothing. Least of all you, or Putin.

  • Gregory Dittman

    The economy is tanking again in the U.S. so it’s called deflection. It’s constantly done in bad economic times by most nations.

  • Gregory Dittman

    Putin is about Putin, much like every other national leader is about his or herself. There are few leaders that are willing to ruin their career for the benefit of the people. There are plenty of leaders willing to ruin the lives of others to benefit themselves.

  • Gregory Dittman

    The NATO nations are downsizing their forces. If the U.S. backs out, there would be no NATO. France and the UK both have enough nuclear weapons to weaken Russia so much that China could drive right in. None of the European nations are bulking up for war, because the U.S. is the only nation that is bothered by what Russia is doing.

  • Bazooka Joe

    BWAAAHHHHHH that’s pretty funny – I TOLD you not to eat those mushrooms !

  • Bazooka Joe

    That’s a pretty dumb statement as well…… Havent you learned any history ? Do not fight Russia on Russian soil. They’ll slow us up/hold us off long enough for their other ally – old man winter to come and then wed be screwed. Ask Hitler… ask Napoleon…..
    By the same token Russia (whether they know it or not) does not want to fight us on our soil either.
    So, lets just call it a day and go have a drink…..

  • Tim Chrisolm

    Well then share your vast wealth of knowledge, that only you have of course, with the rest of the world and tell us of this destiny of Russia the we “know nothing about.”

  • Bazooka Joe

    Suuuure they will.

  • Bazooka Joe

    The answer is simple – we have to defend them as part of the treaty. if we don’t, we lose all credibility with the rest of our allies and that will lead to worse things down the road.
    Plus, I don’t think Russia would go nuke unless we actually entered Russian territory – which hopefully we are not stupid enough to do.

  • Guest

    Im afraid Russia has a destiny to fulfill that you wouldnt know anything about

  • tom_menkowitz

    Then Putin is insane, or stupid, or both. One thing is for certain: Putin is a criminal and a fascist.

  • Art

    all nations of the world get toguether to help humanity, stop spending money

  • Chandra V Pakala

    First of all why they all are having wars , they haven’t created anything except a mess in the global life systems ?

  • Art

    What a shame for the whole world to see this happening, when are the Russian start to complain about their líder if he is not using his braim the enteligent world know there could not be a major war, it will be the destruction of all nations

  • AmericanEagle

    another word you a big pussi aren’t you?

  • RoadRules

    You DO NOT know history; or geo politics.

  • lintonlin

    americans are stupid if they think putin will play the game they want — it wont be Europe Russia will attack first ; it will be America — p.s. and they will surprise America with the extent and level of the attack

  • RoadRules

    stupid.

  • RoadRules

    I HOPE you are right; because one miscalculation on either side is all it would take.

  • Shanti

    What USA has achieved in Iraq ? What sort of victory is this.It is only shameful. History will be doing justice ?

  • dan747

    Are you too stupid to know Russia is the trouble maker? Russia, just get out of small foreign nations and let them live in peace. Then, you will see turn normal again. Stop calling the NATO the aggressor, because you are the aggressor. Countries have the right to defend themselves and they will do so.

  • Phoc Que

    Conquer Putin’s Russia and EXPAND America. Thank you, Putin for giving us that opportunity

  • Phoc Que

    Russia’s missiles will be shot down zapped like mosquitoes with our LASERS.

  • Kent

    He is to blame for what is going in the Ukrane and he is to blame for the rebels that shot down that airliner you moron! He also kept supplying Asad with weapons to kill his own people in Syria,if he had left the Ukrane alone and cooperated all of this mess would have never happened,Putin’s got alot of blood on his hands !

  • madashellron

    The reason they (Russia) will use Nukes is because Nato out spends Russia ten to one on it’s military. And please don’t refer to me has being from Russia because Im not. The only one that used Nuked in the past was the US, not once but twice.

  • Guest

    lol

  • Kent

    I don’t care how big and bad Putin wants everybody to think he is,bad bottom line he can’t win against the US,all these articles when discussing Russia is how they have all these military capabilities,well the US has them as well and much better I bet and of course he talks about nukes because,he know he can’t win with conventional weapons.Putin is dead wrong and out of his little mind if he thinks Russia can win against the US and Europe!

  • Rusty Wyse

    More lies!!!!

    For your information, we started the Iran problem in 1953 by started street mob riots against a democratically elected government of Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a dictatorship of the Shah of Iran until the 1970s, until Iranian students took over the U.S. embassy.

    Russia didn’t invade Crimea. The people of Crimea voted to re-join Russia since Crimea was part of Russia until 1956.

    Sweden and Denmark joining NATO will be a threat to Russia. Today, NATO itself is more of a threat than Russia.

    Today, Ukraine is divided into three parts, Eastern Ukraine, Western Ukraine, and Crimea which is now part of Russia. Which part of Ukraine does your friend live in????

    Western Ukraine IS free of Russia. The Eastern Ukraine and Crimea wanted to be part of Russia. The point here is, if you really believe in democracy, why don’t you, and the U.S. leave them be, and let them join Russia???? They wanted to be part of Russia!!!!

  • HimThatsNot Him

    This peeing contest is getting boring.

  • Guest

    Absolutely stunning!

  • RoadRules

    This WILL NOT be a video game. The nukes start flying; MILLIONS die. And that’s just in the first week. HELL won’t describe it; if it comes to pass.

  • dave shafer

    russia will come against israel soon and will be supernaturally repelled! then the whole world will gather at the valley of megiddo to wage the last battle on earth for a 1000 years. it is stunning to see God’s Word play out like this, before our very eyes. repent, and believe on the name Yashua.

  • Guest

    Your going to see with your own blind eyes, dude.

  • Guest

    Yes he is.

  • julio frippo

    One might also ask the question, is Putin willing to lose Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities in order to continue his expansionism.

  • dave shafer

    dude, mix bible prophecy with cultish nonsense much?

  • RoadRules

    It IS the NWO led United States that is provoking Russia; NOT the other way around. The United States( A former Constitutional Republic ) is trying to persuade Russia and China into joining the Globalist NWO Government. Russia AND China DO NOT want to comply; knowing full well; ALL National Identity and sovereignty WILL be lost. THAT is what this particular confrontation is all about; all spin; lies; misinformation; disinformation; and misdirection aside.

  • ERWIN Wood

    HISTORY repeating itself LETS see JAPAN , GERMANY, ITALY = CHINA, RUSSIA, IRAN. And who starts these WARS since mankind the WEALTHY the top 10% but who FIGHTS these wars for them AND do THE DYING the other 90% the POOR and the MIDDLE class and for WHAT..MAYBE if the 90% said screw you we are not FIGHTING for you BASTAR– any more maybe we WOULD NOT HAVE WAR anymore . WAR is BS

  • Guest

    In 1998 Russia and china made a treaty against NATO and America if they were ever to come into their territories Russia and china will join for war against them but we know now that both the east and the west are in competition for the whole world for the world order. That will come ONE way or the other and will reveal the Maitreya to guide it to its finality. Obama was just the red rider and as you can see war has increased since he has come , his ride is almost complet.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Sanction is not only “hurting innocent children & citizens”, sanction hurts everybody, our side as well as he Russia side. The recent news that France cannot deliver two ships ordered by Russia hurts France. Now,France is struck with two ships they can’t sell. Germany is hurting because Russia was a big customer of Germany. And of course, we can’t sell to Russia. That hurts us.

    Our sanction drives Russia toward China. China is buying 24 SU-35 from Russia, 10-year-deal for supplying China with natural gas….

  • Joe Average

    What happened to war with China? Why Russia all of a sudden?

  • Julio Cameron

    Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London on Saturday in the UK’s biggest anti-austerity rally for years to oppose the new Tory government’s program of social benefit cuts and privatization. A reported 250,000 attended the rally.

  • davidjordan

    This article, like so many others keep promoting a war between the U.S. and Russia, which none of us would be around in the aftermath. That being said, the author of this article loosely goes from The West, to the U.S., then back to The West and then announces NATO. Listen, you can NATOUS all you want, in the end it is the U.S. footing over half the bill for NATOUS. It is the U.S. that will not risk losing many American cities, including D.C. over Poland or the Baltics. Should hostilities heat up, London, Paris, Berlin, etc. would wiped away as well.
    This author talked about “Hot Heads” in Russia wanting dominate Central & Eastern Europe. Really? Keep in mind, this entire situation started with the Soviet Union collapsed. Then the U.S. ignore its agreement with Russia not to expand eastward. Now NATOUS, is right up on the Russian border. In fact, has always stationed heavy U.S. weapons near Russia’s border. Is there any reason why Russia is reacting today, because of the above stated? What worries me, Ukraine with a Red Line for Russia, also all the military exercises near Russia’s border by the U.S., is only going to cause Russia to strike back and Russia isn’t Iran or Iraq or Libya.
    What would the U.S. response if Russia were to station heavy weapons and troops in Mexico or Canada or Central America? Well, let me remind of you some history. The last time the Soviets stationed heavy weapons “nukes’ 90 miles from the U.S. mainland and we almost had a nuclear exchange. Then is there any reason why Russia shouldn’t have the same reaction?

  • Guest

    Hybrid war?

  • Gregory Ditto

    russia will not attack directly but will use hybrid war. thats where nato has a problem because it is hard to fight hybrid wars with tanks and artillery/.

  • sraysr

    Polina
    Is just another paid St. Petersburg Russian troll.
    There are writers and commenters. Polina is a writer. The writers are the highest paid trolls.
    She works at 55 Savushkina in North Central St. Petersburg Russia.
    That is the building pictured in my avatar.
    Their job is to spread disinformation, lies and fear when possible.
    Russia’s military is 3rd rate. Russia has 524 deployed nukes compared to the USAs 794.
    Russia does not have any kind of a nuclear missile defense system while the USA has the new THAAD system not including the New F35 that has the new 360 degree vision system that can detect any missile at 820 miles.
    Russia at present is encircled by US nuclear armed submarines, the nuclear missiles of France and England. the US nuclear armed bombers and nuclear armed aircraft carriers.
    The only thing Russia is actually capable of is turning itself into a memory. Western Russia will be completely destroyed in less than 5 minutes after any Russian nuclear launch.
    Russia wants to reconquer eastern Europe with no resistance simply because Russia knows it will be destroyed if it tries.

  • guest

    I am one American that is against sending any military equipment any where!! Much less to fight against Russia.

  • Real Wisdom

    Yeah you did a great job in Afghanistan and Chechnya and Ukraine.
    No we don’t want to have to fight you. But if we have to that’s your choice and its your choice to use Nukes.
    Actually the only reason you use Nukes is if you can’t win or if someone launches on you.
    We understand you and china and Iran and N Korea are a team.
    You picked your friends from the bottom of the barrel.

  • ctrent33

    “Russia vs. U.S. War Is Coming?” Yes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az4dzdS79jU

  • Guest

    Yes war is coming, all countries are preparing for the showdown, when the winner East or WEST takes the whole world

  • sraysr

    bla bla bla bla bla
    Nato needs to be strengthened with advanced weapons placed near Russia’s borders to stop any more Ukrainian style invasions.

  • sraysr

    Crimea was Ukrainian territory not Russian.
    ISIS will attack Moscow and St. Petersburg next. The Chechens have taken tons of military armaments home and are planning to attack Russia now while Russia is spread thin fighting in Ukraine.

  • http://www.rls.tv Stan Semen

    Population of baltic states
    Latvia 1990 – 2.7 mln., 2015 – 1.99 mln.
    Lithuania 1990 – 3.67 mln., 2015 – 2.92 mln.
    Estonia 1990 1.57 mln., 2015 – 1.31 mln.

    Why would anyone attack them? they die out like the dinosaurs

  • madashellron

    Your country will be the first to get nuked you stupid fool.

  • Real Wisdom

    Are you serious? Didn’t the history of the 20th century show you that you cannot try to pacify a Bully.
    Alliances are vital if you are a global power.
    We Americans have to try to keep the little country safe from the Bullies.
    Actually I believe we are under attack at this very moment, by Russia and China and Iran and N Korea.

  • madashellron

    Just another propaganda piece. Nato is the one that is the aggressor. Try moving more of those heavy weapons on Russia’s boarder. I guess Nato forgot that Russia approved a preemptive nuclear strike policy. If Russian feels threaten by this military building on there border. Those divisions might disappear in a flash.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Uncle Sam is pushing for war to bully/intimidate others to keep #1 power position.

  • sraysr

    Adam another stupid St. Petersburg Russian troll.

  • sraysr

    The USA did not invade Ukraine and threaten to use nukes Russia did. The US has not threatened Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Poland. Russia did. Russia along with Nazi Germant invaded Poland in 1939 and then Russia invaded Poland again during WW II and made it a slave state for another 45 years and will do it again if not stopped now.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Yes, yes…

  • Rusty Wyse

    Stop echoing Uncle Sam’s lies!!!!

  • madashellron

    Oh yea the USA have done a such a great job in places like Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria and Vietnam. And they now want to take on China and Russia. Dude are you serious. You must a sock puppet.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Yes, I agree.

  • Real Wisdom

    Whenever a Russian is involved it always comes back to NUKES.
    For your information Iran is a problem.
    AND yes RUSSIA invaded Ukraine ! NEWS FLASH RUSSIA INVADED UKRAINE…
    And now every time I turn around Putin is making a threat against Sweden, Denmark. “If you don’t let me invade
    whatever country I want to I will Nuke you”
    Come on… Be real. I have many friends in Ukraine. They tell a much different story.
    Being a former US Marine I can see the value of having a warm water port in the Black Sea!
    Why don’t you try respecting Ukraine’s desire to be free of Russia.

  • sraysr

    gemini
    A St. Petersburg Russian troll that works at 55 Savushkina in north central St. Petersburg Russia. That is the building pictured in my avatar.
    Russia has invaded a sovereign nation called Ukraine and annexed part of its territory and is conducting an ongoing war in eastern Ukraine.
    Similar to what Hitler did with Czechoslovakia in 1938. Russia must not be allowed to reconquer the former slave states of eastern Europe period. Russia’s military is 1/3 of what it was in 1990. Russia is already surrounded by US nuclear submarines Western Russia will be radioactive rubble in less than 5 minutes while 99% of it nukes destroyed before they leave Russia. What gets out of Russia will be destroyed by the new THAAD nuclear rocket defense systems.
    If it comes to war with Russia then there will be war with Russia. Russia can’t win.
    It isn’t just the USA it is Western Europe also.

  • Rusty Wyse

    We are just driving Russia into China’s arms!!!!!

  • Rusty Wyse

    Not the White House.
    The White House obviously wanted war.
    We are looking and creating war all over the world.

  • Rusty Wyse

    I agree completely.

  • Rusty Wyse

    America is a threat to the rest of the world, not the other way around.

  • Rusty Wyse

    ISIS is also the creation of the U.S.
    Russia shouldn’t get involve with ISIS.
    Russia has their own problem with Chechnya.

  • Rick

    I am Italian, and I am looking forward to see the war between USA against Russia and China. I know for sure USA will come out of it victorious. China and Russia are like the kind of dog that bark too much but does not bite. USA does not talk much, but when it does, it comes towards you it is like a mad dog on a mission. So know how to pick a fight.

  • Rusty Wyse

    We will, too.
    So what is the difference????

  • Mark

    Quit watching propaganda media and look for more independent one like Domocracy Now with Amy Goodman. It is avilable anywhere in the world. this great channel was created by some good Americans who are tired of Western propagnda controlled by few rich ones.

  • Rusty Wyse

    The problems in Ukraine were NOT caused by Russia but by the U.S. to start out with. A few years back, the U.S. wanted to build a radar shield across Ukraine on the pretense of watching Iran’s missiles. Russia saw through the whole ruse and objected.

    As Victoria Nuland said, the U.S. spent 5 1/2 billion dollars in Ukraine buying votes for “regime change” and street demonstrations against the old president. The U.S. didn’t object to the street demonstrators shooting and killing a policeman shown on video, supported a hastily appointed president who came out supporting the U.S. which caused the Crimea people voted to re-join Russia.

    Now, you people continue to echoing Uncle Sam’s lies about Russia and blaming Russia for the mess in Ukraine. Why don’t you people come out and stand up for the truth instead echoing Uncle Sam’s lies???? We are living in a world of lies just to maintain our superiority over others!!!!!!

  • Mark

    he is more sane then you ignorant fool! Quit watching western propaganda media and look for more indepemdent one like Domocracy Now with Amy Goodman.

  • John Schwerer

    What makes you think you can question one who knows how to post in proper English rather than ersatz English attempting to be who you are not?
    You are defending what is NOT defensible, Putin’s incursion in to his neighboring nations the latest of which, Ukraine Russia signed an agreement to PROTECT and NOT TO INTERFERE with when they gave up their Nuclear Arsenal (a point I disliked at that time as well as today).
    PUTIN cannot adhere to a single pact which Russia has made and as such is a danger to ALL of Europe not just the Eastern Portion./

  • jozefmelech

    I’m from Poland ,and this dwarf countrys like Lithuania Poland should not be consider like countrys ,only german or russian provinces ,they don;t produce anything ,they not able to govern themselves , for example ,regon in poland Sillesia if we allowed them to vote where they want to belong 90% population would vote to be part of Germany

  • Mark

    they us can not fight is is b/c they had created them with i$rael

  • ArmyMom75025

    If you want a war then you go. I don’t want my son there fighting your battle.

  • Joe Ehrfeld

    Off course he will risk it thats his plan

  • Nomimal

    I think you make a good point to some extent but is not relevant to my comment.

  • Mark

    good points

  • Mark

    what makes you think you belongs here?

  • Margaret Elizabeth

    Russia Cuts US Debt Holding By More Than 40% Over Year => Russia held US Treasury bills worth $66.5 billion as of April this year, according to the latest monthly report from the US Treasury. That compares with the $116.4 billion held a year ago. http://emergingequity.org/2015/06/16/russia-cuts-us-debt-holding-by-more-than-40-over-year/

  • Tim

    Well, when looked through an objective lens, and at a map of global U.S. military presence, Russia is effectively surrounded; and then there is the fact that the U.S. did dabble in the last Ukrainian presidential elections (see Victoria Nuland), along with NATO’s expressed desire to continue to push west, towards the Russian border. So, let’s turn this situation on it’s head, and pretend that Russia has, and is continuing to establish military bases throughout Canada, Mexico and the rest of the Western Hemisphere; along with Russia fiddling around in Canadian elections, bolstering a pro-Russian candidate. What would you expect the U.S.’s position and response to this situation to be?

  • Mark

    You are one ignorant, stupid Polak Twardowski.
    Get laid so you can enjoy life instead.

  • John Schwerer

    And I suppose that you are allowed movies that don’t include the greatness of Vlad Putin and Joe Stalin?

  • John Schwerer

    Didn’t you know that Latvia is planning to invade Russia? >snark<

  • John Schwerer

    The same way they affect life in North Korea.
    Putin and his fat-cat Cronies live off the profits they make from HIS war industry, he invests so much into his plans for expansion that he feels he has to cut himself off from imported (and better) products so he can save face.

  • Richard

    I nuke ought to be aimed at the author of this article.

  • John Schwerer

    “OUR” Country?

  • Rusty Wyse

    I agree with gemini7. We are the nation that is making a mess of the world, not Russia, not China, or any other countries. We are bullying/intimidating other nations which are NOT echoing our lines around the world by bombing, killing and destroying just because we have the power to do so, and we are destroying ourselves in the process.

  • John Schwerer

    “Russia never surrender to any aggressor .” No, maybe not but consider this:
    “Russia” was not the people to Vladimir Putin; “Russia” is not even the land. To Putin, “Russia” is
    a mental concept, a glorified image of power and control which is only a thing worth fighting, dying and murdering for.
    Czar Vladimir the Put-On has done all but the dying, he sends his soldiers to do so and then disowns them when they do or when they are captured….. and then threatens their families to support him or pay the consequences. My friend you are only one step away from Stalin’s gulags and the return of the KGB.

  • Tim

    I love the irony and hypocrisy of the sanctions levied against Russia too – and pretty much any other country that sanctions have been/are/will be levied upon. When talking about the U.S. decision to finally lift sanctions put upon Cuba, the President said that a reason for this change in policy was because sanctions don’t work. Then, later that same week, the U.S. levied more sanctions on Russia. Talk about a head scratcher.

  • Ormar

    If what you say is true why are we supporting Israel no matter what they do to the locals and to us? They unlike the Russians have attacked us and stolen much much more intel that they sold to China and Russia causing us much harm.

  • Ormar

    Putin attacked Ukraine and annexed the Crimean peninsula. He is now trying to separate the eastern part of Ukraine for land access to the Crimea. The old RSFSR is also land locked so annexing Latvia and or Lithuania would make sense . If the USA will not support the least of our allies why would the others think we would support them? As for Nukes if Putin tries that route the Chinese will own all of Asian Russia when the war is done, and that is where the Russian wealth is.

  • Baritone_shoutin_D.M. 2k16

    Not everyone can not make allies all the time. There will always be someone with their opinions about someone. Do YOU make friends all the time and no enemies. so stop blaming the president if he isn’t able to make an ally with the people who started national disturbance. And yea, the president may get carried away telling other countries what to do but he and other countries are advising them not to do certain things because it can affect us and others greatly. I do agree about the sanctions thing though. Putin is not disturbed by em at all.

  • Robert Twardowski

    I am from Poland. The war against Russia is necessary. The sooner the better.

  • Nomimal

    Name the “reputable” companies rather than claim they are. The referendum was fraudulent (in several ways) and no amount of polling can change that. The right a region to secede has nothing to do with country annexing apart of another. Compare apples to apples.

  • Nomimal

    Exactly how are US sanctions “hurting innocent children & citizens”? I appears you don’t have a clue about what you are talking about or you would have demonstrated the fact of the statement rather than assuming anyone agrees with you.

  • Nomimal

    So I am stupid because you can’t do anymore than create accusations without any basis for them? That is really all you, good luck with that.

  • Nomimal

    I never said NATO had no interest, I said it had little interest because it would have made Ukraine a member a long time ago if there was anything important it needed or wanted. NATO didn’t go from disinterested to interested as they always remained fairly disinterested. Were there any interest by NATO the situation would have changed long before last year.

  • Adam

    Yes you are right this is Russia half of population are Russian. Usa is stupid country we want fight everybody but they get will get beaten by anybody. People will not fight and die for some part of Soviet Union there is no will to fight. We can not win the wars with few fancy planes you had to send dudes and they will die over there in millions not thousands like in IRAQ.
    These idiots in WDC have double vision and watch to many Hollywood movies about Captain America.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    Certainly there have been “reputable organizations”. Both German and Ukrainian polling companies have verified that the results are honest. You seem to be a little confused, however. The validity of the referendum has nothing to do with the opinions of the UN, the EU, the US, or anyone else. Whether we like or not, the right to determine their own future belongs to the people of the Crimea and no one else. They chose, like it or not.

    Remember that we set the precedent by supporting the right of Kosovo to secede from Serbia without the permission of Serbia or anyone else. That precedent applies to our enemies the same as it applies to our friends.
    As to the results, recent polls show that 80% of the people of Crimea are still happy with their choice.

  • gemini7

    I would like to know what Russia has done to our country to have sanctions put upon them, seriously, does Ukraine affect us?

  • Ammoguy

    and they were our ally in WWII,..you don’t think there are freedom loving good and decent people in Russia? I think you’re wrong.

  • gemini7

    Amen, I agree 100%, sanctions only irritate Putin, and we need allies, not enemies in the fight against ISIS. One more year of this pathetic POTUS.

  • Ammoguy

    We.ll see whose thumb sucking!

  • gemini7

    OBAMA will be gone in one year and hopefully we will elect a POTUS who can make allies, NOT enemies. I agree with PUTIN, we need to stop telling Russia, China, and other foreign countries how to run their country when we have enough domestic violence in our own, can’t secure our borders, and our race problems keep getting larger. Take the sanctions away, and stop hurting innocent children & citizens, it doesn’t affect PUTIN, but them. I’m embarrassed and disgusted that our country would put sanctions on any country and then send money and food to other countries in need…….????

  • Ammoguy

    Hmmm, real Army,..invading their neighbor, getting run out of Afghanistan,..yea real Army

  • ardvarc

    He’s aiming his armed forces from “where the threat comes”? Latvia? Estonia? Sweden? Norway? Poland? Ukraine? Georgia? The Czech Republic? Is this man sane?

  • Moose & Squirrel

    Yes Mike, yes. It’s a shame that ALL of Russia’s problems are because of the west. It’s a shame that Russia is such an
    irrelevant country that it has no control over what happens economically within its own borders.

  • Moonraker20

    Yep yep yep men!

  • Will Andrew

    Take a good long look at nato positions and the bmd. Its not for iran or north korea. Russia is being surrounded. They offered to join to become part of it and were turned down. In the pacific too it is for china. Really believe that the events in ukraine and the south china sea began for nothing?

  • http://KaanapaliResortRealty.com Nelson Ferreira

    Those additional Eastern bloc nations that was once a part of the Soviet Union should never have been made a part of NATO. They could’ve easily continued to be independent and for the most part peacefully. We should right now I sure Russia that Ukraine will never be a part of NATO, just so long as they are not threatened further and if Crimea is returned to them.

    So long as NATO will be on one side and Russia on the other, there will always be the prospects of flareups. There is no reason now that the Soviet Union has been dissolved that Russia and the United States cannot work more closely and far more effectively deal with the worlds greater flareups such as Isis.

  • Moonraker20

    The world is doomed by the west

  • Legio XIII

    Russia will go broke, again, trying to keep up. So, good luck, Putin.

  • ???? ??????

    “NATO is a defensive organization with no intent to invade Russia”… ugu-ugu. Tell this trush to somebody else.

  • al

    perhaps You should read international report on events in Georgia 2008. It clearly stated Georgia is the one to blame.That’s why West keeps its mouth shut about it now.
    That’s for starters.
    Russia didn’t invade Crimea, there was always 40.000 Russian troops stationed there.
    compare: US had soldiers in Hawaii when it annexed it!
    NATO is the biggest aggressor and threat to the World!

  • al

    Putin is to blame for US placing nukes in EU? right.
    Putin is to blame for bombing Yugoslavia?
    War with Iraq? (keep in mind it took lives of over a million people)
    Did Putin arm Syrian “rebels” or is it HIM who’s bombing them now?
    What about Libya? and ten other countries?
    What country has 800 military bases all over the world? (hint: Russian bases are all within own borders)

  • TheBlueBastardofBodney

    I agree with you sir, but however, I instead believe that NATO must be disbanded today as there is no longer a need for it (the Soviet Union is gone and done with). George Washington, the founding father of the United States has warned against permanent alliances back in 1797 and even 300 years later, I still see the wisdom in his words. Permanent alliances with nations who have a beef with Russia will ultimately drag us into conflict with Russia at the expense of our own welfare and interests. Wars should only be fought when America is directly being threatened by another.

  • al

    Yes, prices are going up for sure. Here in Canada food prices doubled already.
    Gas price is back to where they were when oil was $120.

  • DEUXSantos .

    Because they write for morons and angry butthurt Ukrainians

  • http://netzero.com/ Tru2form

    One of the best most concisely stated comments on this topic thread. Too bad it will likely not be so (ref: your last sentence).

  • DEUXSantos .

    Sure Mike, sure. Meanwhile in the Real world….

  • DEUXSantos .

    I blame your stupidity, and your mother for choosing to keep you,

  • DEUXSantos .

    Sure thing you moronic Butthurt Ukrainian Troll, sure thing, go join the army and shut your piehole.

  • DEUXSantos .

    Riiiiight, they had no interest in Crimea. Can you truly be so stupid, maybe the only thing nominal about you is your intelligence.

  • DEUXSantos .

    I would say that your stupidity is more dangerous.

  • DEUXSantos .

    The Eagle is to used to bombing peasants, not a real army.

  • tednitu

    Crimea was Russian all along and an USSR president ( of Ukrainian origin, Khrushchev ) gave it to Ukraine ( while part of USSR ).
    There is no reason to waste time and money to bring more military power in Europe…
    USA and Russia should fight ISIS together.
    They should continue to work in science and space projects.

  • dou44

    The pro- western biased author has worded the article such that the dishonest US gov’t controlled narrative fits hers. Russia is being surrounded by US financed NATO goon squads which is the crux of the oppressive neocon Wolfowitz Doctrine from 1992.

  • DEUXSantos .

    Here we go moron, switch Russia for the US and your absurd comment will be spot on. How is the weather in Kiev, Broke, and in financial collapse with a chance of rain? Now go get paid by Porkyshenko in chocolate bars you Pathetic Ukrainian moron. Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa Oh yeah, what country owns Crimea? Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Peter Arhangelsky

    So many paranoid authors are writing about paranoid idea of possible war between Russia nad US.

    No people, this war can not happen, because in such a scenario both sides wull be nuked to the stone age.

    And people in Kremlin and White House are obviously smarter than that.

  • Mike

    The West is doing exactly the same as 30 years ago, isolate Russia (than USSR) and let the population suffer (prices are getting up per day at the moment). The West don’t have to do anything but wait, and the changes will come from inside the country.

  • DEUXSantos .

    I guess that 19 Trillion debt is part of being a Super Power, I guess they are too used to bombing sheep herders and have forgotten what a fighting a Real conventional army will be like.

  • 1alien1

    i hate to say it, but putin believes russia can win. no one will win that conflict. putin is a bit off balance and may force war.

  • DEUXSantos .

    You are right about that, nato only attacks defenseless countries, Russia is most definitely not one of them.

  • DEUXSantos .

    Blah Blah Blah, you sound like an idiot babling nonsense, where is your proof, site your sources or shut up. Since anyone that is more educated than you is a Russian stoolley, you must be a stupid Ukrainian Troll trying in vain to make your country that is killing civilians seem like the oppressed. Shut your piehole and go join the Ukrainian military, they need all the idiots they can get.

  • Nar Bahadur Rai

    NATO would overpower Putin and his regime into ashes. Putin is as scared as hell and peeing his pants now, the world might will crush Putin and his country out of the world map. There will be new peace Russia with non lethal ultra nationalist Putin era…go ahead, fight and kill all Putin and his allies… God bless NATO

  • Robert Smith

    They all know and are preparing to fight Jesus Christ the true and Holy
    one and ll His priests on earth. God will allow satan to overcome them
    but not overcome Jesus Christ the High Priest , Lord of lords, King of
    kings who has ultimate authority over heaven and earth. The Luciferians
    know Jesus is about to unleash the wrath of God upon all the earth and
    it has already begun with Fukushima daily pouring out deadly radiation.
    Soon there will be a great rock called wormwood that will hit earth and
    kill 1/3 of all things. They dig and build great forts under the earth
    but they will not be saved by them. Satan and his demons know they have a
    short time to kill as many as possible and fool many that will end up
    in hell by his deceptive lies and policies.When the sixth seal was
    opened, there was a great earthquake. The
    foundations of churches and states would be terribly shaken. Such bold
    figurative descriptions of great changes abound in the prophecies of
    Scripture; for these events are emblems, and declare the end of the
    world and the day of judgment. Dread and terror would seize on all sorts
    of men. Neither grandeur, riches, valor, nor strength, can support men
    at that time. They would be glad to be no more seen; yea, to have no
    longer any being. Though Christ be a Lamb, he can be angry, and the
    wrath of the Lamb is exceedingly dreadful; for if the Redeemer himself,
    who appeases the wrath of God, be our enemy, where shall we find a
    friend to plead for us? As men have their day of opportunity, and their
    seasons of grace, so God has his day of righteous wrath. It seems that
    the overthrow of the paganism of the Roman empire is here meant. The
    idolaters are described as hiding themselves in their dens and secret
    caves, and vainly seeking to escape ruin. In such a day, when the signs
    of the times show those who believe in God’s word, that the King of
    kings is approaching, Christians are called to a decided course, and to a
    bold confession of Christ and his truth before their fellowmen.
    Whatever they may have to endure, the short contempt of man is to be
    borne, rather than that shame which is everlasting.

  • DEUXSantos .

    You sound like an imbecile with little to no education. Tell me idiot, did Russia invade Iraq and cause the deaths of over 1 million people? Russian has no future only in your pathetic fantasies.

  • Nar Bahadur Rai

    The world will be over if Russia is crushed by NATO and EU and US.. Putin as scary as chicken hearted nut case, they will be crushed to death by power and might of NATO, so fight and kiss Putin and Russia, no worry OK

  • Calven

    Ammo your thumb-sucking naivity is laughable.

  • servergms

    They all know and are preparing to fight Jesus Christ the true and Holy one and ll His priests on earth. God will allow satan to overcome them but not overcome Jesus Christ the High Priest , Lord of lords, King of kings who has ultimate authority over heaven and earth. The Luciferians know Jesus is about to unleash the wrath of God upon all the earth and it has already begun with Fukushima daily pouring out deadly radiation. Soon there will be a great rock called wormwood that will hit earth and kill 1/3 of all things. They dig and build great forts under the earth but they will not be saved by them. Satan and his demons know they have a short time to kill as many as possible and fool many that will end up in hell by hid deceptive lies and policies.When the sixth seal was opened, there was a great earthquake. The
    foundations of churches and states would be terribly shaken. Such bold
    figurative descriptions of great changes abound in the prophecies of
    Scripture; for these events are emblems, and declare the end of the
    world and the day of judgment. Dread and terror would seize on all sorts
    of men. Neither grandeur, riches, valor, nor strength, can support men
    at that time. They would be glad to be no more seen; yea, to have no
    longer any being. Though Christ be a Lamb, he can be angry, and the
    wrath of the Lamb is exceedingly dreadful; for if the Redeemer himself,
    who appeases the wrath of God, be our enemy, where shall we find a
    friend to plead for us? As men have their day of opportunity, and their
    seasons of grace, so God has his day of righteous wrath. It seems that
    the overthrow of the paganism of the Roman empire is here meant. The
    idolaters are described as hiding themselves in their dens and secret
    caves, and vainly seeking to escape ruin. In such a day, when the signs
    of the times show those who believe in God’s word, that the King of
    kings is approaching, Christians are called to a decided course, and to a
    bold confession of Christ and his truth before their fellowmen.
    Whatever they may have to endure, the short contempt of man is to be
    borne, rather than that shame which is everlasting.

  • Calven

    The right wing conservatives in both Russia and America are thrilled at the return of the cold war as it means vast increases in military spending and increased warring–a boon for all their friends and contributors. Murder monsters are thrilled.

  • hermie

    putin is to blame whats happeniings in europe he cant make a war one against the world he will not sacrifice his people for his stupid ambition

  • Ramlakhan Jaggernauth

    Yes! war is on its way. Wakeup westerners! The same scenarios that played out in the late in the 1930s are actually happening before our very eyes. Watch Kaliningrad becomes a nightmare for Baltic countries.

  • stev kay

    Canis Majoris, Russia will be destroyed within it’s borders by social decay. A country can’t survive by lies and negative moral values. Human rights and liberties need to be protected and that is something that’s lacking in Russia. Good Luck on you bullshix posts in the future from you headquarters in St Petersburg, Russia.
    Anyway, how is the weather out there?

  • sam addull

    odumbo `s picture by the look is an SUPER A.S.S H .O.L.E .

  • antilawyer

    And Obama will wash his hands of any responsibility for the current situation, failing to realize that “peace through strength” is a far more effective way to prevent this situation than floundering, lies, and projection of weakness.

  • stev kay

    Ammogguy, we will never be ok with Russia. Review your Russian history. They murder free loving people by multi millions. Russian leaders were all dictators and murderers. They want to take over the world. Their leaders are paranoid. They are the biggest country in the world, They are never satisfied and the biggest problem is nobody likes them. Their freinds are wicked countries. Their population is getting smaller and they don’t want any kids. They put them up for adoption to USA. There is no future in Russia, it’s a doomed society. Face the reality.

  • what?

    get Rambo he will help. lol. u watch to many movies son.

  • stev kay

    NATO is moving to towards Russian borders and Russia is standing still. More bullshix by Putin and this Russian Author, Russia has invaded Georgia, invaded Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. NATO has done nothing. They are only defending the existing democratic countries. Remember NATO is a defensive organization with no intent to invade Russia. What part does Russia and the Russian trolls don’t understand.

  • stev kay

    Nick,
    The real mistake was made when Ukrainians were bought off at 50 dollars per person to vote for the crooked Yankovich. In turn Yankovich under Russian orders raped Ukraine, reduced the military to nothing and stole Ukraine’s money and left Ukraine. Russian history shows that they murdered millions of Ukrainians and Baltic country’s population. Do you think there is a lot of love between Ukraine and Russia. As hard as you try to fool the readers by your post, you are still a Russian stoolley. Give it up.

  • dannyboy116

    Why does the media keep printing these types of poisonous articles. There is no march to war. All there is is a bit of chest-thumping from both sides – which would quickly die out of the media didn’t keep making a big story out of it – the minute any mid-level official says anything inflammatory.

  • Catalin Agarbiceanu

    Sorry Gulzhan but you need to wake up to reality, every country in the world recognizes the United States as a super power and it really IS a super power, and it DOES have military superiority over EVERYONE. Including Russia. Unless you pull off some amazing resources out of nowhere and a lot of manpower, there’s nothing you can do but sit in the back and look at the first place. And right now, Putin seems to be more interested in senseless affairs and boosting his ego than working for his country and making Russian citizens’ lives better. Fix your corruption, and your country, then think about taking on NATO.

  • Johhny Tbone

    As if Russian and American missiles aren’t already pointed at each other…

  • Catalin Agarbiceanu

    What’s wrong with that? Sounds like irrational fear to me, NATO can expand diplomatically. Just because NATO expands doesn’t mean it’s gonna attack Russia… why would they even attempt that? Too many people have failed at it in the past and there’s not much worth doing up there anyway, there’s plenty of resources being exploited all over Africa. The way I see it, this is a game about who’s got the longer stick… there’s nothing makes it rational, there’s no rational reason NATO would ever attack Russia, and there’s no rational reason Russia would attack NATO, it’s only ego.

  • Nomimal

    There have been no reputable organizations that have certified the referendum results. The only “experts” that matter are other countries because without their support Russia will never be anything but rogue on this action. The UN and all international organizations say the Crimea remains Ukrainian. Except for the 6 countries that have supported Russian possession no cargo goes from a Crimean port to any other. No flights go anywhere except to Russia and those airlines can fly no no other countries. When the UN deals with the Crimea it goes to Ukraine, not to Russia. Russia’s actions have isolated the Crimea internationally and while it does so the Crimea will suffer because it must send everything through Russia. The Crimea can’t buy a loaf of bread from anyone except Russia. That kind of isolation does not come without economic hardship.

  • Catalin Agarbiceanu

    Whoever it was, it was a stupid move that was not worth it at all, but hey, crazy people never use rationality do they? They don’t care about that.

  • Catalin Agarbiceanu

    You say that, but increased tension means someone or something at some point will snap…

  • Catalin Agarbiceanu

    This is the first step that would make most sense in a conventional war scenario, and I’m including the psychological war tactics employed by Putin, such as deceit. We’ve read all about the following: Putin says he’s not preparing for war, he wants to continue diplomatic relations with Europe, he will place his forces to “where the threat’s coming from”.

    The easiest route however for the Russian army would be occupying the Ukrainian territories, it will plow through Ukraine up to the Romanian border and attempt naval superiority over the Black Sea. On the central side it will pass freely through Belarus to the Polish border. In the north it will attempt to occupy the Baltic states. If this was WW2 this would be a scenario that would make the most sense, because back then occupied territory is what counted.

    Today however, as far as I know, the most important aspects of a conventional war are air and naval superiority, neither of which Russia could achieve alone. Control of land mass is largely useless without those key superiority factors.

    Either way, I hope this would never happen however Russia’s stance on the world right now is very unpredictable, and unpredictable means dangerous.

  • brian fine

    its all about defense contractors generating a need for weapon building morons…my god all you people are pathetic

  • Ammoguy

    Thats exactly what he plans on doing,.he’s a front man,..a speech maker,..the next pres will deal with Russia,..there is a way

  • ?????????

    The MIC pays writers like this one…

  • Ammoguy

    they underestimate the Eagle

  • Летописец

    Russia has no need to invade these midgets. They are only staying afloat thanks to the Western financial infusions and are collapsing due to emigration and low birth rates (at least, Latvia and Estonia are). Latvia’s population has gone down from 2,7 million in 1991 to just 2 million in 2014. So, unless US taxpayers are willing to shoulder the burden of propping up the midgets financially forever… The question should be worded differently: are US taxpayers willing to see more cops, nurses and teachers laid off in their own towns so that the Nazi glorifying nations of Latvia and Estonia can go on with their Nazi vet parades?

  • Ammoguy

    Remember Gul.that Russia lost in Afghan also, besides, Vietnam really wasn’t a war, and we didn’t lose per se, we just lost interest and left. I would liken a war bet. the US and Russia like a race between a 300zx and a Corvette,..maybe in the first moments the Z will have a lead,..but in the long run its Toast! so goes Russia,..they’re Backfire airplanes will break,..and our F-22’s, F-35’s, A-10’s will fly our Moscow! and he who can’t stop the bombs from falling,..oh well

  • Mike259

    How many times are people going to keep asking that question? The answer is NO, Russia and the US are not going to war because if they ever do the entire world will be a field of cinders and ashes.

  • JimmyP

    Merkel hates Obama too

  • Ammoguy

    Putin dosen’t like and respect Pres Obama. Obama will be out of office soon, then we’ll be ok with Russia again.

  • Nick

    Russia has the home field advantage. EU NATO countries do not put any money into their defense and will not contribute to such a fight. It would be a blood bath for USA forces. Economically this is not 1990 so there is no hope of suppressing them with sanctions.

    The real mistake was made when someone hired the snipers to fire on both sides at Maiden square thinking they would depose the real elected Ukraine president, was it Germany so Merlel could help her girlfriend back to power, was it the CIA under orders of Obama, or was it the new current leaders of Ukraine? If it was not the CIA plot then the USA fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book very dumb of us.

  • Stelios Touchtidis

    More anti-Russian propaganda disguised as news. Zero new content, just an anti-Russian spin. The truth is what Putin said: NATO is moving towards his borders, and he’s not moving anywhere.

  • Lightpaws Hird

    HAHA Your comments are laughable. Russia’s head is swollen, thinking that no one can destroy them. Well your sadly mistaken. There are no winners in a nuclear war, and Russia most certainly will not survive a counterstrike. The United States will not strike first. We are there because Putin is being a DICK about where they can go and not go, pushing over weaker countries and taking over land that is NOT Russia’s to take. China is also a joke. I have seen how long their manufactured goods last and if their military planes and ships are anything like that all we have to do is wait for them to sink on their own. America can deliver a serious blow to China by cutting off their economics to our country where most their money comes from.

    What would be best for everyone is to settle down, shut up, and stay out of the affairs of other countries, take care of your own people and be all happy. I personally am sick of seeing the world threatened because of the ego’s of a few men.

  • Gulzhan Tologonova

    good luck USA!!! the US lost against Vietnam, Afganistan and losing at Syria. none of those countries are supper powers or have Nu clear we pons like Russia does

  • the barber

    as scewded up as things are who cares this world is doomed no matter what so go for it

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    Every non-Russian polling company that has looked at the election says
    that the results were an accurate representation of the opinions of the
    people of Crimea. There was no coercion.

  • JimmyP

    I think we can struggle by without New York. The UN is there………yep…no problem

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    Actually, yes. Any part of a country can secede by referendum. We had that enshrined in international law when we stole Kosovo from Serbia. We recognized the right a region to secede by referendum without the permission of the mother country, the UN or the Pope. We did it.

  • Canis Majoris

    Russians sure knows how to defend their motherland, they proved twice to Napoleon and Hitler.
    America will lose war against Russia, because Russia can survive if Moscow was gone, but America cannot survive if New York is gone.
    You hit Russia and you will be getting hit as well.
    You can win economic war against Russia in 1990s when Russia was very weak , but now you cannot win both economic or military confrontation against Russia, no Matter how powerful you are.
    There is new Sheriff in town, ( China) , with all its massive resources, Russia is in good hands.

  • RACER270

    the once G-8 , is now 7.., ..?
    NATO , backed by the US,. is the beast.,

    , the mark of the beast is the US dollar.,

    ie.( the worlds reserve curacy ) you cant trade oil without. “. , at least for a few more months.

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    It does not matter who did or did not recognize the referendum. Several expert polls taken by non-Russian companies have verified that the outcome of the referendum was fair and represented the true opinions of the people of Crimea. That is the only real definition of “valid and fair”.

  • Ani0978

    Why do you always publish this kind of news? Do you know that only in American media you can hear about this so-called war.. in Russia media always talk about “our American partners”.. not about WW3?! Why? You want world Armageddon? You want to send the world into the new Stone age?

  • JimmyP

    Obama is just planning on turning this mess over to the next administration. we are back in a Cold War and it has staying power

  • mactep

    haha, your stupidity is funny…obviously you know nothing about Russia…

  • http://www.rodgerolsen.com rodgerolsen

    The only two entities threatening war are NATO and the US. Russia has NEVER threatened to do anything but defend itself if it is attacked. They have never attacked, threatened, or even inconvenienced any NATO nation. Of course, every time Russia says, in response to the constant provocations from NATO, that “if we are attacked, we do shoot back”, NATO screams hysterically that Russia threatened it again.
    NATO desperately needs to convince the world that Russia is a threat in order to justify its own useless existence. They have been caught exaggerating and lying about Russian activity in Ukraine again and again. Recently. the German Intelligence Agency announced that most of NATO’s accusations against Russia were false and Germany made a formal request to NATO to shut up the warmongering. It made the front page in German newspapers, but our media never reported it.

    Our politicians also need a new cold war. We are in an election cycle in the US. Our politicians haven’t solved a real problem in years and our country is in lousy shape, so they need to have an enemy to “protect us from”. During a cold war,the politicians can claim they are doing something by just buying some new weapons we can’t afford and screaming paranoia from the pulpit.
    Fortunately, no one but us wants a war, so despite all the hysteria, we are safe from everyone except our own paranoid leaders.

  • Nomimal

    And NATO has no interest in Russia’s backwater port that has nothing it wants or needs. Unless you think rust is in high demand. NATO could have had troops on the fence of the base a long time ago had it wanted any part of it.

  • Nomimal

    Provocation? Drugs are bad for you.

  • mactep

    “Invaded” is a media word in the west, “the will of the people based on the referendum” is the phrase in Russia..depends from where you’re looking at it. In my own eyes and ears as i went their it’s the latter

  • Canis Majoris

    Putin is not confident, he has no other choices but to defend his Country at any cost, even if he has to use all his 10,000+ Nuclear Bombs.
    Russia never surrender to any aggressor .
    America is the sources of all evils around the globe, and they knew very well what Russians can do once attacked.You don’t mess with Russians on their own soils . Hitler tried very hard and miserably failed, so does Napoleon.
    U.S. will never be able to beat Russia in any military confrontation , you know it I know it.Because if they try to mess with Russia, it will be the last war on earth for all of us.

  • wildebeest

    “All of them will be dead soon”
    I will lower myself to your level!
    You tend to forget that the Russians have beaten/resisted three mighty armies in the past. Of course the US has had some glorious victories too: the Iraqi war against the rag-clothed camel drivers who tried to resist with some outdated gear, the victory against the Grenada Empire and the Dominican Revolution. Ouch, sorry and Japan though only thanks to the A bomb.
    Normandy? Okay but they only landed when they were sure that the Russians had beaten the Germans and were already moving through the Eastern European countries. But I shouldn’t be too critical as the left-overs of the German army in Western Europe surely had some convincing 17 year old soldiers (without battle experience).
    What’s the biggest expense in the US army? Diapers!

  • Quiet

    Another Russian troll working his way through his troll life. Germany smacked Russia around, didn’t Russia have trouble against Germany when Germany was under supplied, over extended and weak? Bare in mind, Germany was taking on the whole world, and Russia still had trouble! Pit stains Stalin begged for supplies and he got it. Russia would lose if it came into a conflict with the USA. Japan hates Russia, half the Balkans hate Russia, Germany hates Russia, Britain hates Russia, France hates Russia, NATO will storm down on wolf milk drinker Russians and destroy them. Better yet, let’s just send Germany onto Russia. This time it will be a 1v1, Russia will lose. They might even do their classic old trick “Ok we sorry we not bad anymore, we switch team we on the good side now. ok so sorry.” Russians are subhumans, they are weak and cowards.

  • emperor

    why all this provocation..? US war with China..?? US war with Russia..?? US war with N Korea..?? wow US is really very busy. The defense industry must be very excited.

  • Nomimal

    The fraudulent issues have not been disputed by anyone in Russia or Crimea because they can’t.

  • Nomimal

    If the people there really spoke why is it that only a few countries recognize the results? If China sees how much it stinks and wants nothing to do with it who else of any stature will support Russia’s claim? North Korea? Syria?

  • Nomimal

    The so called “referendum” was a farce not because the US said so or not, but only 6 countries have recognized the results. When one of them is North Korea you know the farce hit the fan.

  • Lamar Farmer

    Please stop writing your poisonous, agitating lies trying to bring war to the world again. The military-industrial complex does enough of that.

  • Mactep

    1. Putin will never invade Latvia, Estonia, or Lithuania unprovoked. Provocation may mean heavy NATO weaponry on their eastern border which will make Russia’s attack a preventive one.
    2. In a war between Russia vs. USA, we don’t have a chance. That’s because we don’t have the stomach for casualties. Russia does.
    3. Borders of Ukraine of Georgia would be the same if Russia was not provoked by Georgia itself launching an offensive in Abhazia, or US’ sponsored coup of Ukrainian government which triggered the whole Crimea thing. If the coup was as successful as planned, NATO troops would be in Sevastopol today, which Putin under no circumstances could allow.

  • Canis Majoris

    When Russia went out of their 10,000+ Nuclear Bombs so does U.S. It’s a proved fact that No one wins Nuclear war.
    Everybody loses, except Cockroaches and bacterias.

  • IAMAFRICAN

    Most of you talk like babies and truly most haven’t seen anything in life. Hear yourself, ‘if New York is attacked’, do you really know what that means or you think it’s video game?
    The problem is, your kind are the people in your government today and they think every life outside the US is equivalent to a computer game. Shame on you.

  • Canis Majoris

    Ukraine was part of Russia 24 years ago (1991) and that’s how old is the entire history of Ukraine. Russians didn’t invade Ukraine, they took what they forget to take before Ukraine s independent. Crimea has been hosted Russian Navy since 18th century, before America was even born.

  • JimmyP

    If a Nuclear War does take place, all the major powers will deny participation. More than likely a group like ISIS would be blamed

  • odonnet2

    Obviously, President Obama will not risk the U.S. just for the sake of pride of keeping up his words to defend the continent away Baltics’ three small islands and neither will Russia’s ambitious reigning in on Kiev will change his defeatism. He had been on this road before and his response was to create an opportunity to avoid war.

  • Gilbert Lay

    Yes it’s true, Obama salivates and drools at the notion of bringing European Union Socialism to America. This New World Socialism that touts a Middle Ground between Communism and Capitalism is viewed by Ultra-Liberal minds as the perfect blend of coffee for diversity and liberal non-conservative values. If Obama could force America into the EU today he would. And if any world war or major global disaster hits the world before the next presidential election Obama could possibly end up in a 3rd term and then we are really in for it. By the way it’s a Book of Revelation prophesy that the Anti-Christ or 7 Headed Beast “Will be given “Another” 42 months to rule.” 42 is just about a 3rd term!

  • CarpathianCarl .

    If New York is attacked (or any US state) you can bet Moscow and a 500 mile radius will be a Chernobyl w/o the relics left behind. Better get your paranoid “master” under control and quickly less you want you brothers and sisters vaporized like the Japanese had to go through. You Russian trolls can sit there and spout your coward Obama think tank speeches all you want. When it came to having Bin Laden executed, he didn’t run away while watching it live. You might think Russia is a “bear”, well we are wolves, and a pack of wolves are more dangerous and cunning than a stupid bear.

  • Ben Evans

    I agree, that’s my thoughts on this too, if we had a republican president in the house right now, we would have already had thousands of American & Nato troops on Russia’s doorstep, but I have a very strong feeling that there’s going to be a republican elected this year, and if I’m right god help us all lol..

  • JimmyP

    We managed to revive “The Cold War” Isn’t that enough?

  • John Schwerer

    If it comes to a war between two major nuclear powers the winner will be crows, vultures and cockroaches. The question now becomes, why is Putin so confident in his ambitions?

  • CarpathianCarl .

    You Moscow trolls are the ones that are blind. Selling out your own people’s safety and well-being for a few rubles or ruples or goat milk or whatever the hell they pay you.

  • Gilbert Lay

    The EUROPEAN UNION is the only “Countryplex” or government that is on the path to world conquest. They went from a half dozen countries after World War 2 to 28 countries and growing. The claim that they only “Invite” others to join is highly questionable. Do a simple Wikipedia search of EU military and you’ll see they have more than one Army; the EU owns over one million and a half soldiers that can be deployed at any time. Sure the member countries provide much of the planes and ships but look deep and see the EU is building a military that is independent of the members. And don’t look for the EU to label or name their military as tradition applies – Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force have been replaced with words that cloak the reality of an “Expansionist” EU. This New World Socialism is being offered by the EU as a “Middle ground” between Communism and Capitalism and it will only devolve into full blown communism if allowed to grow much longer. The EU has attracted EX-Soviet era Communists like flies to poop; the Communist Red Brigade of spawns of the Bader Meinhoff gang have regrouped into the EU and they are hell bent with death to make communism victorious.

    And the EU is like a Ponzi scheme, in order to make profit they must get money back from countries like Greece; and they, I’m sure, have probably invested heavily in supporting Ukraine; These German swine hunds that secretly rule the EU will not back down and we are doomed to World War again at German hands. Ogh well, History repeats itself- Germany gave World War One , and Two and now they give us Three.
    And please no need for the “Garbage logic” like Russia started World War 2, it won’t fly with me and most of the world.

  • John Schwerer

    Can you say CRIMEA or UKRAINE or GEORGIA????

  • Canis Majoris

    A war between NATO and Russia will be devastated to any living being on earth.And in that case, China will be joined with Russia and we all are going to be screwed.

    And Voilà how it ended for human kind.

  • Ian Da Ous

    No way, our nobel peace prize winning president will save the day!

  • JOSEPH

    I thought USA and NATO are threatening Russia not visa versa, since we are moving our forces toward Russia’s boarders, and I haven’t heard Russia is moving its forces to our boarders. Am I wrong?

  • Pete

    What do Europe and the US talk about in the Austrian Alps at the Bilderberg meetings? They must have known either China or Russia, or both, would rise in power to rival the military might of the ‘international bankers’ … i.e. the USA. So what plans are they going to play in this is the case? Well, they certainly not going to allow the East rise to equal power as them because that would mean lost of control of their planet.

    I let your imagination run wide here as to what this secret group is going to execute but it will not be pretty.

  • Guram

    Putler is a sly, voracious appetite and treacherous neighbor

  • dede

    u monitored it?

  • dede

    so the referendum in Crimea that favored joining Russia is a farce,no thanks because the almighty US approved it not?

  • CarCzarDesigner

    Yeah, sure! This President and leading members of his Party have no problem with making a deal with the devil. If they were in power in the late 30’s, we would all be speaking German & Japanese, with their colors flying from the flag poles, not to mention the millions of Americans who would have been exterminated.

    Just as the President, Joe, Nancy & Harry laughed at the jubilation they experienced when they got the American public to buy into their rip-off heath plan, so would they laugh as Americans would be dying. No, you say? Is that why when Americans had their heads cut off by ISIS, they left a news conference to laugh it up on the Golf course? Not once, but twice! Oh, we made a mistake you say? (Next time we will laugh in private) Or what about the NBC news anchor that said it took courage to murder the Police? This typical of today Democrat Party. It is all the same.

    Your mental intellect is twisted and warped and you are in complete darkness. Yet you are in denial, because you are so corrupt. Eventually the American people will wake up and see what exactly what you are. The GOP is just a little bit better, but not by the much. The fail of the GOP is that they have haven’t shown great leadership either and haven’t fought your polices hard enough, which has lead us to the tragic condition we are now. They are certainly the lesser of the two evils.

  • dede

    if obama’s love for peace means cowardice,then join the war against ISIS in Iraq and fight on the side of iraq govt as a volunteer?

  • ANGELS

    When possible stop buying China Products around the world.,.Just put it back on the shelf…Don’t vote for any canidate unless he also has run a business he owned himself…Run the USA like a business…Man we don’t have any real good jobs left…Free trade was stupid…

  • dede

    what is the source of the info u are giving to the world,Polina? so, u read people’s mind? the war that all the hawks in the west are praying 4 will not do any body good.Russia is not Africa that u-the West can rape and go free!

  • Kenneth Lichtig

    So Vickie, Internet Porn is now your forte.

  • ennis

    So any part of a country can choose to join another country and take the resources with it that were supplied partial by taxpayers from other parts of the country. No it was thievery, they have not compensated Ukraine for the naval ships. Those ships were not solely pay for by Crimeans. And yes United States has been wrong, but Russia was wrong in this case.

  • Dennis Swanson

    The only sure bet. Bankers and their puppet politicians are going to set the world on fire by any means necessary.

  • Sundownhopper7007

    Wildebeest, enjoy the coming war. When Russia threatens and intimidates other states, there’s going to be hell to pay. The sad fact is most of the Russian civilians will be the ones to pay the most. Tell your fearless leader to get into his deep bunker, or he won’t survive either.

  • Lenny

    How much is Putin paying you for your propaganda?

  • Xzarterius

    There will be no war. 40 years of muscle flexing during the cold war proves that. Both sides are smart enough to know the outcome and it will never happen.

  • Lenny

    The only reason we’re having discussions about an inevitable third world war is because of the incompetent leftist coward currently residing in the White House. You dogmatic liberals are so blind it’s scary.

  • Mentallect

    Jeb’s election guarantees a war, so does Walker, Christie, Perry, or any GOP goon.

  • Fred Cassidy

    Oh Yeah I forgot, They chose Russia at the point of a Fascist Gun!

  • Fred Cassidy

    What planet are you from Troll Az Hole? Russia invaded Crimea and Ukraine already. Stupid Katsap conscripts take selfies in Ukraine. All of them will be dead soon!

  • wildebeest

    Get real! Crimeans chose to join Russia. Don’t you have any respect for the free will of people?
    Russia doesn’t occupy parts of East-Ukraine. Why do you lie?
    Russians aren’t fascists, Americans are. Have you forgotten how they supported Hitler in his fight against the Russians? No, you haven’t because you have never known. Ford, Dupont, Bush, … all diehard fascists and the US elite hasn’t changed a tad. That is why Russia needs to be very careful.
    Anyway, why do we get this silly propaganda on an investing site? Very telling!

  • Vik Khan

    ruSSian fascists army is illegally occupying Ukrainian Crimea peninsula and parts of E.Ukraine.
    Do I need to say more?

  • wildebeest

    You’re article makes no sense at all. Where do you get the idea that Russia intends to invade some countries. There is no indication at all. If you consider military spending as a sign of Russian aggression than what about US military spending which is about Russian military spending multiplied by 8? Based on the number of innocent people getting murdered by the US the aggression of the US is far worse than eight times Russian aggression, so I cannot see a clear relationship.
    All Russia does for the time being is arm itself against an aggressive Nato that teases Russia on its borders.
    Russia has been invaded three times by the West and the cruelty committed during these invasions have been hidden and mitigated by the West. They have the right not to get slaughtered again!

    How much did Kerry by you for this propaganda?

  • Vicki6966

    I quit my previous work an­d now I am earning 85 dollars per/h. Wondering How? I work over internet! My previous work didn’t exactly make me happy ,so I made a decision to try something completly different… Two yrs after…I say I couldn’t be happier! Let me show you what i do…