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... that the Russian president only demands respect and probably deserves it.

Crimea is returned to the Motherland ... Russia and Putin have been attacked in Chechnya by Jihadists rooted in Wahhabism (re: Afghanistan). Same intervention of Jihadists via Iraq and Libya in Syria of Assad. In 2008 Saakashvili miscalculated the support by America and George Bush in an election year and attacked Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia.

The positioning of NATO weapons in the Ukraine is a direct security risk for Russia --- creeping expansion.  The US is unreliable to deal with, most treaties with Russia have been abandoned. Diplomacy has been absent for years. Russia has received harsh sanctions ... there are not enough benefits to deal with Europe. Russia can choose for Central Asia (Caspian Bassin) and fossil fuel delivery to China. Europe will be cut off as only Germany would be a large customer through Nord Stream 1 and 2. Russia is set to secure its frontier with a military buffer zone on the soil of the Ukraine. Likely ethnic cleansing and the zone would be a new "Iron Curtain" of mines. This is Russia's main border at risk ... needs urgent attention. No turning back as NATO and the Bucharest Nine will not meet the security demands of Putin.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jan 22nd, 2022 at 09:20:17 PM EST
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