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21. Suspect Putin may have made one of
Wed Feb 16, 2022, 11:55 AM
Feb 2022

his rare miscalculations. May have underestimated the effects of crippling sanctions, determination of the Ukrainians to fight for their country and the willingness of the Russian people to willingly accept it all, despite all the propaganda bombardment. He may also have misplaced reliance on economic lifelines from China. It could conceivably lead eventually to his downfall.

Nothing good Sherman A1 Feb 2022 #1
A war crime. gab13by13 Feb 2022 #2
What will happen? Chainfire Feb 2022 #3
I hope you're right. zanana1 Feb 2022 #5
You hate Ukraine that much? Clash City Rocker Feb 2022 #19
We simply can't have a war over this...it can't and won't happen. Demsrule86 Feb 2022 #24
No, to war. Demsrule86 Feb 2022 #25
"History tells us that is a bad thing.".. Yup, Neville Chamberlain gave the Sudetenland mitch96 Feb 2022 #29
From what I have seen and heard, Russia will have sanctions slapped on them immediately. Thomas Hurt Feb 2022 #4
I think John Ludi Feb 2022 #7
Wouldn't rule it out.nt awesomerwb1 Feb 2022 #10
Make no mistake, China is closely watching how this plays out. Irish_Dem Feb 2022 #20
"China is closely watching how this plays out". Just like how Japan watched how Europe played out mitch96 Feb 2022 #30
Exactly. Irish_Dem Feb 2022 #33
This always rings in my head.. "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it"..nt mitch96 Feb 2022 #34
Yep, and those sanctions will likely destroy Russia's economy. GoCubsGo Feb 2022 #31
A whole bunch saber rattling. LakeArenal Feb 2022 #6
It won't be WWIII, but it won't be pretty A HERETIC I AM Feb 2022 #8
A whole lot of handwringing and gnashing of teeth AZSkiffyGeek Feb 2022 #9
I think concern about these deaths is obvious and implicit Torchlight Feb 2022 #16
Russia will never get the respect it craves so badly C_U_L8R Feb 2022 #11
They will get away with it at first then it depends doc03 Feb 2022 #12
Apologies for make light of a serious and possibly deadly situation, but brachism Feb 2022 #13
Nothing like that will happen. SoonerPride Feb 2022 #14
A nasty proxy war Amishman Feb 2022 #15
WWIII won't be as profitable for the oligarchs - many small wars are much more profitable. Probatim Feb 2022 #17
US republicans will support Putin. Turbineguy Feb 2022 #18
Suspect Putin may have made one of Enoki33 Feb 2022 #21
If it happens, I'm pessimistic about the outcome. Torchlight Feb 2022 #22
No that will not happen no matter what. Demsrule86 Feb 2022 #23
Ukraine will suffer greatly, but so will Putin & Co. Joinfortmill Feb 2022 #26
Soooo very much of this reminds me of Russia in Afghanistan. KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2022 #27
Read Sen Murphy's tweet thread on this... themaguffin Feb 2022 #28
My fear in a worst case is as an escalation proceeds is that cyber warfare will turn everything off mitch96 Feb 2022 #32
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