5 Ways The U.S. Can Respond To Russia Invading Ukraine - Without Going To War

Mar 1, 2014 Full story: ThinkProgress 3,023

Events in eastern Europe took a dramatic turn on Saturday as the Russian parliament cleared the way for President Vladimir Putin to use force in eastern Ukraine.

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#1 Mar 1, 2014
1. Suspend Russia’s membership in the G-8

2. Place travel bans on Putin and his family

3. Enact trade sanctions against Russia

4. Suspension of NATO cooperation and participation

5. Accelerate missile defense programs in Russia’s near abroad

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#2 Mar 1, 2014
6. Deport Ruskis from US and EU no matter if they are citizens or not.
Cordwainer Trout

Leitchfield, KY

#3 Mar 2, 2014
Obama telling Putin to have negotiations with an illegal government in Kiev, which came to power by having armed murderers standing over the Parliament, is beyond stupid.

Since: May 08

Kiev-Moscow-St.Peterburg

#4 Mar 2, 2014
just a guy i knew wrote:
1. Suspend Russia’s membership in the G-8
2. Place travel bans on Putin and his family
3. Enact trade sanctions against Russia
4. Suspension of NATO cooperation and participation
5. Accelerate missile defense programs in Russia’s near abroad
I don't like fifth and third items... because it concerns all Russian people.

Why are you so ruthless?
Delbert

Newport News, VA

#5 Mar 2, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Obama telling Putin to have negotiations with an illegal government in Kiev, which came to power by having armed murderers standing over the Parliament, is beyond stupid.
You know in 2008 when Putin invaded Georgia, Bush didn't even do that. Putin is protecting Russia's interest in those pipelines and fleet stationed in the Ukraine. Russia is no more interested in abandoning those lines and bases as America is in giving up the rights to the Gulf of Mexico.

There is no military solution from the United States in this conflict, without Russia willingness towards diplomacy the only option will be to partition parts of the Ukraine,

Obama and America are not sending troops or considering any military option for Ukraine, that's a dead issue.

These people have been cannibalizing each other in that region of the world since the fall of the Roman empire.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Mar 2, 2014
just give blowbama a new box of 5 red crayons

“I"M GOIN' STRAIGHT TO HELL”

Since: Mar 14

AIN'T NOTHING SLOWING ME DOWN

#7 Mar 2, 2014
Who cares? This doesn't concern us at all..

Since: May 08

Kiev-Moscow-St.Peterburg

#8 Mar 2, 2014
just a guy i knew wrote:
6. Deport Ruskis from US and EU no matter if they are citizens or not.
That's why the war is possible. It looks like you are a loony.
Yeahno

Melton Mowbray, UK

#9 Mar 2, 2014
7. Do Nothing

How about that? Why should British and American troops die fighting the Commies?
hahaha

Hayes, UK

#10 Mar 2, 2014
just a guy i knew wrote:
6. Deport Ruskis from US and EU no matter if they are citizens or not.
Thats a good choice!
rio

Beckenham, UK

#11 Mar 2, 2014
just a guy i knew wrote:
6. Deport Ruskis from US and EU no matter if they are citizens or not.
Probably that Russia could get some popular support in the EU, if it came to that.

Decent people don't like Nazi Ukrainian thugs.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#12 Mar 2, 2014
Yeahno wrote:
7. Do Nothing
How about that? Why should British and American troops die fighting the Commies?
There are no commies to fight.

Russia is a capitalist country since 1991.
Oliver Cromwell

Preston, UK

#13 Mar 2, 2014
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
There are no commies to fight.
Russia is a capitalist country since 1991.
These clowns just don't get it,commie this and commie that,the level of brainwashing is frightening,some of them even think Obama is a communist
hahaha

Hayes, UK

#14 Mar 2, 2014
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
There are no commies to fight.
Russia is a capitalist country since 1991.
Yeah especially with spy in power.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#15 Mar 2, 2014
hahaha wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah especially with spy in power.
What’s the difference between

ex-KGB Putin as Russia’s president,

And

Ex-CIA director George Bush as US president ?
hahaha

Hayes, UK

#16 Mar 2, 2014
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
What’s the difference between
ex-KGB Putin as Russia’s president,
And
Ex-CIA director George Bush as US president ?
At least George W. Bush and his father knows how to gain and manage the oil fields.

“Your normal gamer.”

Since: Mar 14

Calgary, AB

#17 Mar 2, 2014
Russia wouldn't risk a conflict with NATO we need a balance between military and political pressure.
history on parade

United States

#18 Mar 2, 2014
sueportgaimer wrote:
Russia wouldn't risk a conflict with NATO we need a balance between military and political pressure.
Kerry is busy drawing another red line in the sand and Putin is kicking sand in his face.

Crimea has already seceded. The newly appointed head of the Ukrainian Navy just defected to Crimean control, taking a warship with him. A third of Ukraine just doesn't want to be under the thumb of these neo-fascists in Kiev. Game's already over. Putin doesn't give a damn about G8 membership at this juncture. He's drawn his own red line and he doesn't bluff. What doesn't Obama understand?
WombatCubesEvery where

United States

#19 Mar 2, 2014
history on parade wrote:
<quoted text>
Kerry is busy drawing another red line in the sand and Putin is kicking sand in his face.
Crimea has already seceded. The newly appointed head of the Ukrainian Navy just defected to Crimean control, taking a warship with him. A third of Ukraine just doesn't want to be under the thumb of these neo-fascists in Kiev. Game's already over. Putin doesn't give a damn about G8 membership at this juncture. He's drawn his own red line and he doesn't bluff. What doesn't Obama understand?
Are they reeaaally neo-fascists, or is it just convenient to label them thusly so that Obama doesn't seem wimpy by not responding in a meaningful way?
hahaha

Hayes, UK

#20 Mar 2, 2014
The real neo-fascists are the Russians in Ukraine, if they don't like the way Ukraine is, then they could take their sh1t and get the hell out of it, its not their country, neither its politics should be their business. It shouldn't be this way, that if you rent a room in a house, like Russians rent a naval base in western crimea of Ukraine, you could martch in and take over the whole house if you don't like something. At the end of the day, the house is not yours, and you will get ejected sooner or later.

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