Remind me which country has crippling sanctions on its economy?
Remind me again which country has economy half the size of Italy?
Remind me which country makes on average 25 percent of what the other country makes PER PERSON.
Remind me which country has something the other ACTUALLY cares about?
You stalk about Crimean and Ukraine like the US actually needs that.
Wake up. It is RUSSIA that wants something from the US. Russia wants the US to recognize the Russians as having a dominant position in eastern europe. Russia wants the US to respect it.
What does Russia have that the US actually cares about?... Really?
We're going to keep pushing into Eastern europe. We're going to keep developing our missile defense technology. We're going to keep fucking with their economy and the Russians can't stop us.
Russia has no leverage. They're not a super power. They don't scare us. And all this crap Putin is doing is only hurting his country for nothing.
The USSR couldn't match the US and Putin thinks his country with half the GDP of Italy is going to take the US on? The man is a fucking clown. One of those annoying mimes perhaps. He's got the face for it.
Look, I don't want to be confrontational with Russia. I'd much rather they were our buddies. But Russia is trying to intimidate the US.
The US reads this much the way a man would read a snake hissing at him. Sure... you don't want to get bit by the snake. But that doesn't mean you don't get a shovel and knock its head off either.
If Russia made peace with the US, the trade sanctions would go away, foreign investment would return to Russia, and the Russian people would have some kind of future. But with putin challenging the US... they've got nothing. The Russian economy is collapsing. The military hardware that Russia has isn't sustainable. Its mostly cold war era rusting garbage and what isn't that old is still mostly garbage... and the Russians can't even maintain that. its all falling apart. And for nothing.
For Crimea? How long do you think Putin can keep fighting? Its costing him a lot more than it is costing us. And we haven't even started to send the Ukrainians heavy weapons.
What happens to Putins tanks that he can't replace if they get destroyed... when we start giving the Ukrainians TOW missiles and night vision goggles?
The Russians don't use night vision.
I don't know why so many internationals underestimate the US. You all think we're soft or aren't willing to get bloody.
How do you think we got to where we are? Think the US could face down Imperial Japan, Hilter, and then after the war face down Stalin without having some steel in our spines?
You people are hilarious. Who educates you jokers? We're quite capable of dealing with Putin. The Russians think they're spooky because they've all ODed on the mythos of the great soviet empire they don't have anymore. But unlike the little countries they like to bully, we actually faced off against their old empire. We're not even remotely afraid of the Russian Federation.
The Russians aren't even a shadow of what they were. And we were quite happy to dance with the Russians at their peak. Today? Pfft.