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Will Putin Destroy Rand Paul?
« on: March 05, 2014, 12:52:35 PM »

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Re: Will Putin Destroy Rand Paul?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 01:11:27 PM »
He has distanced himself from his father, already. So the main premise of the article is false.

It should be interesting, to hear what Rand Paul says about the Ukraine situation.

I seriously doubt that American opinion would support loss of lives, over Ukraine.

We need to be strong, but we don't need a new cold war every time local events don't go our way.

And you can now count on our "intelligence" services being clueless. That is all the more reason to stay out of it.
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Re: Will Putin Destroy Rand Paul?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 10:54:50 PM »
He has distanced himself from his father, already. So the main premise of the article is false.

It should be interesting, to hear what Rand Paul says about the Ukraine situation.

I seriously doubt that American opinion would support loss of lives, over Ukraine.

We need to be strong, but we don't need a new cold war every time local events don't go our way.

And you can now count on our "intelligence" services being clueless. That is all the more reason to stay out of it.

actually, what we do need is someone skilled enough to run a new cold war in geopolitics.  Why?  Because the tools of a cold war are, precisely, those that are unlikely to get us into a hot war.  Not only do I agree that Americans would not support loss of lives (at least, loss of American lives) in Ukraine, it would be an unmitigated disaster, likely to lead to a very hot European war, if US forces were to land in Ukraine now - or to even enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine - so the boots-on-the-ground option is not an option.  That being said, economic warfare is very much a bread-and-butter tool for fighting a cold war, and what we really need now, in addition to someone with a long enough strategic view that she or he could have had some inkling that this was coming down the pike, is someone who understands how to fight a cold war, using all of the non-fighting tools available.

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Re: Will Putin Destroy Rand Paul?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 11:11:46 PM »
I don't believe in damning the son for the father. Rand seems far more rational than his father (and has accomplished far more in his short career than his father did in decades).


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