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Question: If Russia invades Ukraine, how should the US respond?
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Nothing, it's none of our business/Ukraine belongs to Russia.
 
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Sanctions against Russia.
 
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Military aid to Ukraine, but don't send US troops.
 
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Send US troops to help defend Ukraine.
 
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Formally declare war on Russia.
 
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Multilateral response with other European allies.
 
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« on: January 14, 2022, 02:37:02 PM »

Military aid to Ukraine, but don't send US troops.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 03:05:40 PM »

We do everything our partners in the region will agree to support us on.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 05:11:23 PM »

Operation Barbarossa 2.0 would be an absolute disaster. Absolutely no troops, if they are sent, should enter into Russian territory. I personally believe we are best off without getting involved .
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 06:26:06 PM »

Like we did when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 06:27:52 PM »

Some mix of 2 and 6.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 06:57:41 PM »

The U.S. has already intervened more than enough in this conflict.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2022, 07:01:02 PM »

A combination of 2, 3, and 6.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2022, 08:06:45 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2022, 10:33:26 PM »

Nothing, Russia has the right to a sphere of influence
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2022, 11:01:48 PM »

Nothing, Russia has the right to a sphere of influence

Invading another sovereign country =/= "sphere of influence"
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2022, 06:40:39 AM »

Nothing, Russia has the right to a sphere of influence

No country in the world, including Russia, has a right to a sphere of influence. Countries have a of course a right to enter voluntary alliances with each other and if the Russian and Ukrainian governments would agree to such an alliance they're free to do so.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2022, 06:47:45 AM »

Btw, if the West places sanctions on Russia it's possible if not likely that Russia will cut off the gas supply to Western Europe. In which case emergency gas supplies from America to Europe would become necessary and apparently the Biden administration is already preparing to make such emergency supplies available:

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/exclusive-us-talks-energy-firms-over-eu-gas-supply-case-russia-ukraine-conflict-2022-01-15/
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2022, 07:26:51 AM »

Well we aught to funking stand up to the little onion headed troll.  Sure, we don't want to start WWIII for Ukraine, but you know who else doesn't want to start WWIII over Ukraine, the little onion headed troll.  When the toughest kid in the room doesn't stand up to the bully, the bully gets emboldened and that's all we done with the little onion headed troll.  Emboldened him.  We should stop doing that.
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2022, 03:05:38 PM »
« Edited: January 15, 2022, 03:18:50 PM by Storr »

A combination of 2,3, and 6, as others have said, is the most likely and logical US response.

But if the US wanted to play hardball and take on Russia at their own game, (after threatening to invade if Russia invaded Ukraine, beforehand) they'd invade Cuba in response. Russia threatened to send troops there again (the last Russians left Cuba in 2002) this week. If Russia cannot accept a foreign power's troops on their southern border, neither can the US on its southern border.  
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2022, 04:41:15 PM »

Ideally the United States would do nothing, as this would strike down the morale of certain state department and three letter agency’s morale and—like the fall of Apartheid South Africa—end the covert actions done by fascist proxies and the state in Eastern Europe.

That won’t happen, and it may be for the best in terms of creating ripe conditions for long-term change. By all accounts the Ukrainian, and really most of the former Soviet Union’s, left already operates underground and are more threatened by the current state and it sponsored militias than anything else. The ensuing violence would cut down major powerbrokers allowing for new opportunities there and abroad, given that an invasion of Ukraine is an incredibly dumb idea in the long run for Russia and would lead to more investment in Ukraine against fascists than in internal security suppressing the Left in the rest of the former Soviet Union. The United States and its allies would pour tons and tons of cash wasting it in Ukraine that, like the forest militias in the Baltics, will fail and won’t be spent on internal oppression.

Don’t look at the doom and gloom for something inevitable (here it is really not though), take every moment as an opportunity to take to advance your people.
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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2022, 10:43:42 PM »

Ideally the United States would do nothing, as this would strike down the morale of certain state department and three letter agency’s morale and—like the fall of Apartheid South Africa—end the covert actions done by fascist proxies and the state in Eastern Europe.

That won’t happen, and it may be for the best in terms of creating ripe conditions for long-term change. By all accounts the Ukrainian, and really most of the former Soviet Union’s, left already operates underground and are more threatened by the current state and it sponsored militias than anything else. The ensuing violence would cut down major powerbrokers allowing for new opportunities there and abroad, given that an invasion of Ukraine is an incredibly dumb idea in the long run for Russia and would lead to more investment in Ukraine against fascists than in internal security suppressing the Left in the rest of the former Soviet Union. The United States and its allies would pour tons and tons of cash wasting it in Ukraine that, like the forest militias in the Baltics, will fail and won’t be spent on internal oppression.

Don’t look at the doom and gloom for something inevitable (here it is really not though), take every moment as an opportunity to take to advance your people.

What even is this post
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2022, 11:37:51 PM »

Formally declare war, to show them that the US and NATO aren't pussies.
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2022, 02:38:35 AM »

Formally declare war, to show them that the US and NATO aren't pussies.
Destroying life on Earth so the Ruskies know we're tough, very cool.
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2022, 10:28:43 PM »

Multilateral response with our European allies. We need to show strength and a united front with Europe if further Russian aggression is to be stopped. It also involves immediately getting Ukraine into NATO and pumping military aid.
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