This might be a little tougher than Putin thought...

noleclone2

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You think because I correlated W putting up the 'mission accomplished' banner to the Ukraine presidential assistant (or whatever) saying they took the airport back over before it was actually taken over that I am for Russia?

How bizarre. Politics has ruined your brain if you ever had one to begin with.
Given your posting history here? Yeah, calling bull crap.
 

seminole97

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I bet there is a whole lot of discussion now going on Washington about what stealth and cyber weapons we're ready to own up to having.

Those are always heavy discussions. When do we shut down the electricity in Moscow, if it means giving away the fact we can do it, and our method, meaning maybe we aren't able to use it again in the future?
We’ve said that such cyber attacks are acts of war (how we would perceive them).
 

BioHawk

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I bet there is a whole lot of discussion now going on Washington about what stealth and cyber weapons we're ready to own up to having.

Those are always heavy discussions. When do we shut down the electricity in Moscow, if it means giving away the fact we can do it, and our method, meaning maybe we aren't able to use it again in the future?
They are more worried about reprisals if we do that. When it comes to cyber attacks, anything we can do, they can do too.
 

Nole Lou

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I went to Ukraine in 2011. I'm emailing my tour guide in Dnipropetrovsk.

She says they will fight Russia.

I have serious doubts how long the Russian people will accept sending their sons and daughters off to kill or be killed by their cousins. The question will be, what can they do about it?

Ukraine doesn't have to "beat" the Russians straight up here, but the more doubt they sow about the eventual cost of this adventure the better. And the more they resist, the more balls the West will grow, I assume.
 

HawkFan1298

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I have serious doubts how long the Russian people will accept sending their sons and daughters off to kill or be killed by their cousins. The question will be, what can they do about it?

Ukraine doesn't have to "beat" the Russians straight up here, but the more doubt they sow about the eventual cost of this adventure the better. And the more they resist, the more balls the West will grow, I assume.

Putins gotta go. Did you watch his recent video this week?

He's nuts.
 

seminole97

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Putin has declared that pulling Swift in his books would be an act of war. Not sure it would be in Putins best interest right now to follow through with that threat.
Western leaders are split on whether Russia should be ejected from the Swift international payments system, a move that would deliver a heavy blow to the country’s banks and its ability to trade beyond its borders. Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, on Thursday pushed “very hard” to remove Russia, according to officials, but he admitted to MPs that it was “vital that we have unity” on the issue among western allies. Olaf Scholz, Germany’s chancellor, warned his country had reservations about such a dramatic move and so did the EU, according to officials close to sanctions negotiations. A German official declined to comment, saying only that “all options are still on the table”.