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Response to Takket (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 21, 2014, 12:15 PM

39. This. Also, note that Obama is using a "gradually-turn-up-the-heat" approach.

Rather than pulling a George W. Bush, shouting YEEHAW! and going directly to the most reckless response, Obama's starting off with the little stuff - sanctions against government officials, freezing their assets, then is moving up to sanctions against some Russian industries... He's turning up the heat, little-by-little, and giving plenty of warning. Eventually, things will get hot enough that Russia will at least hold off on any more "liberations", and we'll have achieved deterrence without risking WWIII.

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