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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2022, 11:12 PM

7. Fuck 'em. The USSR lost the Cold War. The West should've strangled

any remaining authoritarian elements into submission when we had the chance, and should've more forcefully supported pro-democracy and pro-market movements. Europe appeased Putin due to wanting his oil and oligarch money - that is why Ukraine and Georgia are not in NATO like they should be.

Putin isn't 'scared' of NATO or Ukraine. He's jealous that the world largely turned Westward after the USSR fell. Even many Russians love the Western consumerism they are suddenly going to be cut off from.

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