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Why exactly does Germany support and ultranationalist non NATO, non EU country, improvise its citizens full their children’s lungs with potentially carnogenic pollution? Then beat up citizens who are angry?

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Why exactly does Germany support and ultranationalist non NATO, non EU country, improvise its citizens full their children’s lungs with potentially carnogenic pollution? Then beat up citizens who are angry?

One of the major lessons of WWII was that appeasing Hitler by looking the other way while he took Czechoslovakia and annexed Austria didn't lead to "peace in our time". All it did was convince Hitler that Europe was weak and easily conquered and that the US would say nothing. Hitler for a time also fooled himself into thinking the British would not attack, probably because some of the British royal family expressed some sympathy for the Nazis. It turned out Hitler misjudged badly but the resulting war bled Europe and the US badly. Lesson learned, do not ever appear to appease a dictator intent on conquering other nations.

Mr. Putin has made it very clear by his own words that he doesn't consider Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova or Kazakhstan to be "legitimate countries" but instead views them as rightly part of "Russkiy Mir", or the Russian World. He even accuses Kazakhstan of "genocide" against Russian because Russian in no longer an official language there and the generation of Kazakhs born after Kazakh independence express no fondness for Russia. Russkiy Mir is a strange ideology mixed with orthodox religion where Mr. Putin and his followers think god has ordained Russia to rule all the Russian and former Russian speaking parts of the world.

If Russia prevails in Ukraine and succeeds in conquering it by force, and NATO does nothing, then the Russians will like Hitler before him, will attack those other nations even though three of them are NATO members. Then you have a no kidding NATO-Russia war, which is exactly what everyone is trying to avoid. Stopping the Russians in Ukraine is vital to prevent a larger war in Europe, a WWIII. It is very much in the self interest of every NATO nation to prevent a Russian victory in Ukraine. Worrying about whether a minority of Ukrainians are "ultranationalists" or "corrupt" is kind of like worrying about bad wallpaper when your house is on fire. And obtw, if the Ukrainians had any fondness of Russia before the invasion, that fondness is long gone, replaced by hatred of Russia and a grim determination to defeat them and reclaim their country for themselves. Mr. Putin miscalculated badly and if anything, a vastly stronger Ukrainian identity has been forged by his invasion, oh excuse me, special military operation.

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I hope a good dose of hypothermia teaches these greenies a lesson that the climate policies they support have led to the energy crisis in the first place. These "renewables" cannot possibly provide Germany with its energy needs but only supplement fossil fuels and nuclear power. But they have to find out the hard way.

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Why wish harm to people who believe differently?

The Greens are correct.

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gkamburoffToday  10:46 am JST

Why wish harm to people who believe differently?

The Greens are correct.

I'm not hoping to inflict harm, but I would like to see them experience the consequences of their unrealistic utopian ideology without their enforcing it on others. As they, the road to Hell...

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