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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    If we have to lose Alaska to lose Sarah, let it be done,,,She might look good shirtless and horseback ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    Sorry, I meant obtuse. But I wansn't responding to you, so no worry...
    Just watched Shawshank Redemption for the thousandth time. Using the word Obtuse gets you thrown in the hole for a month.

    Don't know what Putin can do right, except give back Bob Kraft his Super Bowl ring he stole.
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    Oh, I know....Putin can give Obama a lesson in leadership seeing he is much more skilled at that then our dear leader is.
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    With a society that has so many 'it's all about me' folks, I doubt Putin's actions will be the cause everyone will rally around. IMHO.
    What if all we have today is what we gave thanks for yesterday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryJ View Post
    With a society that has so many 'it's all about me' folks, I doubt Putin's actions will be the cause everyone will rally around. IMHO.
    I don't know GaryJ. The question was purely rhetorical.
    The dicotomy of pre-WWII and WWI was in a way the same.
    Some saw a threat. others didn't.
    A direct attack on Pearl Harbor though galvanized a county and a generation.
    Events as they unfold in Eastern Europe, may or may not involve us directly, but it is an entirely different scenario than ME countries that truly did not threaten us.
    Are Putin and Russia emboldened by our actions there?

    Will Putin awaken a sleeping giant, or simply aggravate a dysfunctional family?

    Is that his goal?
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    I agree it was a direct attack that galvanized the country. We stayed on the sidelines until then. I think Putin is emboldened by the actions or in-actions of the current administration. And yes it is a different situation in Europe and the Middle East today than it was 75 years ago. IMHO I don't think the Bman is respected by leaders of other countries which may contribute to their actions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    I don't know GaryJ. The question was purely rhetorical.
    The dicotomy of pre-WWII and WWI was in a way the same.
    Some saw a threat. others didn't.
    A direct attack on Pearl Harbor though galvanized a county and a generation.
    Events as they unfold in Eastern Europe, may or may not involve us directly, but it is an entirely different scenario than ME countries that truly did not threaten us.
    Are Putin and Russia emboldened by our actions there?

    Will Putin awaken a sleeping giant, or simply aggravate a dysfunctional family
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    Is that his goal?
    Excellent Question JD: History shows that the US comes together when attacked...BUT this is a different dynamic..the country is weary of being policeman, tired of sending men/women to foreign lands to spill blood for ungrateful nations..With the nation being as dysfunctional and politically,ideologically split, it wouldnt take much to start an internal strife and make us very vulnerable while we argue on the front porch for someone to ransack the house and out the back door...

    Its been said that if the US were to crumble it would do so from within, IMHO the American spirit will never allow someone from another country to come in and conquer them...But we sure are making it damn easy by all the bickering and partisan politics and corruption

    Putin is no dummy, he is dangerous because his opponent is weak and has a dysfunctional system behind him..My guess is we put up very little opposition and do the obligatory saber rattling and Ukraine gets over run
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    I don't know GaryJ. The question was purely rhetorical.
    The dicotomy of pre-WWII and WWI was in a way the same.
    Some saw a threat. others didn't.
    A direct attack on Pearl Harbor though galvanized a county and a generation.
    Events as they unfold in Eastern Europe, may or may not involve us directly, but it is an entirely different scenario than ME countries that truly did not threaten us.
    Are Putin and Russia emboldened by our actions there?

    Will Putin awaken a sleeping giant, or simply aggravate a dysfunctional family?

    Is that his goal?
    We would first have to have a president who has a pair of nuts bigger than 7 1/2 shot before we will even consider doing anything consequential to Putin.
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    Continental Europe at this point has zero desire to stop him. Until when and if the big guns of the EU (Germany and France) feel threatened Putin will have his way. Right now they are more concerned about having their Natural gas shut off than a land grab by Putin. Leave them to it. The majority of the public in Great Britain oppose being part of the EU anyway so they want nothing to do with it and hope the EU blows up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeland View Post
    We would first have to have a president who has a pair of nuts bigger than 7 1/2 shot before we will even consider doing anything consequential to Putin.
    Have to agree, Obama's got testicles the same size as Junior's brain.

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