A bit of good news - Putin pulls thousands of troops back from Ukraine border

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    Oct 12, 2014 5:10 PM GMT
    http://www.aol.com/article/2014/10/12/putin-orders-troops-away-from-ukraine-border/20976680/
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    Oct 12, 2014 6:30 PM GMT
    You see, contrary to the received wisdom of the GOP, you don't always have to go in guns blazing in order to counter a military threat. Sanctions are hurting Putin and his cronies.
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    Oct 12, 2014 11:39 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Ex_Mil8 saidYou see, contrary to the received wisdom of the GOP, you don't always have to go in guns blazing in order to counter a military threat. Sanctions are hurting Putin and his cronies.


    Yeah Obama and the Democrats did such a good job that Putin has now moved nukes into the Crimea region that he just stole from the Ukraine.

    How come you didn't mention THAT?


    In re "guns blazing" the capability plus the willingness to use them if it becomes necessary is what keeps the peace
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    Oct 13, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    southbeach1500 said
    Ex_Mil8 saidYou see, contrary to the received wisdom of the GOP, you don't always have to go in guns blazing in order to counter a military threat. Sanctions are hurting Putin and his cronies.


    Yeah Obama and the Democrats did such a good job that Putin has now moved nukes into the Crimea region that he just stole from the Ukraine.

    How come you didn't mention THAT?


    In re "guns blazing" the capability plus the willingness to use them if it becomes necessary is what keeps the peace


    There is a difference between displaying a willingness to use force and being trigger happy. The GOP has consistently displayed its desire for the latter, from street level to international conflict level.

    As for Russian 'nukes' in the Crimea, given that Russia has always had its Black Sea Fleet based in the Crimea (including post-Ukrainian independence), I doubt there has ever been a time in the last 50 years when Russia didn't have tactical nuclear weapons situated there.
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    Oct 13, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 said
    Ex_Mil8 saidYou see, contrary to the received wisdom of the GOP, you don't always have to go in guns blazing in order to counter a military threat. Sanctions are hurting Putin and his cronies.


    Yeah Obama and the Democrats did such a good job that Putin has now moved nukes into the Crimea region that he just stole from the Ukraine.

    How come you didn't mention THAT?


    In re "guns blazing" the capability plus the willingness to use them if it becomes necessary is what keeps the peace



    You don't get to bluff in a situation like this. You can't just post online that you've got troops on Putin's border and hope that he'll blink.
    The real world doesn't play out well for armchair neocons.