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Offline Al

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Re: The US's attitude towards the EU
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2014, 01:21:05 PM »
Crimea - what a sad history - controlled by Bulgars, Greeks, Goths, Huns, Mongols and a laundry list of others down through time.  And don’t forget the Crimean Tatars, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority old Papa Joe Stalin forceable expelled.

I suppose at least a portion of the problems this country has faced over the centuries has to do with its location - a peninsula in the Black Sea connected via a tenuous strand of land to Ukraine and within a hair of Russia.  It must have been difficult to impossible to defend back in the days of sea power.

With that said, I gotta love us arm chair experts who make the argument that if only the US had not made a statement or two all would be well (with no mention of the Russians of course). 

If it was only that easy.

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Re: The US's attitude towards the EU
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2014, 02:13:03 PM »
Al - thanks for that info. Didn't know the background. I'm not saying IF the US had NOT said anything, it would be much different.
But IMO the US and UK should wait at least another 25 years before pontificating and advising other Nations at all - our moral standing is tarnished after Iraq etc.
It would be nice if it was easy as you say.


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Re: The US's attitude towards the EU
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2014, 02:40:20 PM »
Agreed, Roger. The Western powers have no moral qualifications in this. Their interference has encouraged both the pro-EU faction in the Ukraine and Russia.

The history of Continental Europe is complex with many current nations being new and regions having changed hands several times. The simplistic pontifications of politicians who have little knowledge of the area, its cultures or its history are neither welcome nor constructive.