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  • User 353732
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    What exactly is the worry?
    Eastern Ukraine wants to be part of the Russian Federation; Western Ukraine wants to be part of the EU and NATO.
    Now both can pursue the paths they want rather than engaging in civil war.
    In many parts of the world ethnicity has re-emerged as a very potent force from the Middle East to Spain, from the Slavic lands to China, from Nigeria to Iraq.
    3 Mar 2014, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • mobyss
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    So you're advocating that national borders be redrawn worldwide depending on the desires of the majority (50% +1) of the people living in the territory?


    So Quebec leaves Canada, Kurdistan forms from northern Iraq and part of Turkey, Texas leaves the US, parts of California join Mexico, Western Pakistan and Afghanistan form a fundamentalist Islamic state, Sub-Saharan Africa is completely remapped, Hong Kong becomes an independent state, Italy perhaps breaks into northern and southern countries, the Basque separatists in Spain get their wish, and probably many more that I can't recall?


    It's possible that Ukraine will go the way you suggest, but if your argument is expanded it suggests a long and unpredictable process of global realignment, with all the corresponding effects on the global economy.
    3 Mar 2014, 06:23 PM Reply Like
  • omarbradley
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    agree...and so does Vladimir. "these borders are sacrosanct for a reason," although i think we've crossed the Rubicon already here.


    This is "Kiev Rus"...the Home of the Russian people.
    You don't just "walk in there"...let alone storm in with your "storm troopers." The Russians need to turn around and go home immediately. They've already knocked over too many graves.


    The graves of the greatest warriors in history lie here.
    Those who arrived...unprovoked and with only aggression...have never left.
    They all....just....died......
    3 Mar 2014, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Give the people what they want! No justice, no peace! ;)
    3 Mar 2014, 08:44 PM Reply Like
  • haakanh
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    I think this trivializes the matter. It may not be so clear that the people of eastern Ukraine want to join with Russia, Entering with troops in a large neighboring country is a serious matter! Also, both the US and the UK have signed a document in the 1990s where they guarantee the sovereignty of Ukraine.
    3 Mar 2014, 09:22 PM Reply Like
  • jahu
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    Classic sht disturbing from the west...
    Who went there to distribute those leaflets to stir up the revolution?
    How about they get that Kerry clown back on this continent to look at some corruption issues over here.
    3 Mar 2014, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • FinFreedom
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    Smells like Syria, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Yugoslavia.....
    11 Mar 2014, 05:56 PM Reply Like
  • KJP712
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    Ukraine official says 16,000 Russian troops in Crimea.Did he count every soldier personally?
    3 Mar 2014, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • illuminati
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    Markets have clearly become complacent. If investors were at all jumpy, we would have seen more of a reaction out of this geopolitical news.
    A worrisome sign...
    3 Mar 2014, 11:11 PM Reply Like
  • Strike
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    I don't think there was any complacency. Yesterday the S&P500 showed 69 % bearish sentiment. I believe the Ukraine scare will provide the springboard for the next sustained rally.
    4 Mar 2014, 05:08 AM Reply Like
  • jay_park
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    If it were only that simple. I wonder how many of the "experts" predicting this will end quickly actually have any weighting at all on that outcome. How many of them can call up Putin and say "Hey man, you're wrecking the SPOOs. Send your troops home" ...and Putin obeys.
    4 Mar 2014, 01:43 AM Reply Like
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