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There's an election coming up here in the US.  McCain and the right wing are using the situation to make domestic political points.  We just went through this re: Syria.

There is no way the US is going to send troops into Eastern Europe unless Putin goes crazy and, e.g., invades Poland.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Mar 3rd, 2014 at 02:18:36 PM EST
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See McCain
"In the short-term, probably not, because we have to regain our credibility, which we have none," he answered. "And, by the way, again, there are significant Russian populations in many countries -- in Poland, in Romania, in the Baltic countries. Does this mean that we will now acquiesce to Putin acting on behalf of the Russian population in parts of all these countries in the region?"
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Mar 3rd, 2014 at 03:28:56 PM EST
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McCain is flogging the GOP line: "Democrats are wusses re: military and foreign policy"

It's what he does.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Mar 3rd, 2014 at 04:59:01 PM EST
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