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Rodrigo castellanos
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Posted: 31 January 2023 at 4:39am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Let's say Mexico would start buying Chinese weapons, would invite Chinese military advisers into the country and maybe sign a alliance treaty with the Chinese, the ink on the paper would not yet be dry and American troops would be in Mexico City.

Heh.


It's the old, they only want the Sudetenland... if we abandon those Czechoslovakian people and surrender that land surely it will be "peace in our time"! 

It's the old most Americans don't seem to know when the US finally got involved in WWII, what went on there and who did most of the fighting and liberation.


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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 31 January 2023 at 2:37pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Every new twist and turn in politics is seen as "it's a repeat of X" or "it's X all over again!" when... it really isn't. We keep fighting the last war, thinking we can replay it and it'll turn out the same, and yet...


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That is a bit naive.
Let's say Mexico would start buying Chinese weapons, would invite Chinese military advisers into the country and maybe sign a alliance treaty with the Chinese, the ink on the paper would not yet be dry and American troops would be in Mexico City.

Let's say Mexico did that. It would not be like Russia invading Ukraine, would it?

Russia invading Ukraine is like this, using your example:

Mexico signs an alliance with China in 2005 and China puts a base there. The US says nothing for over a decade. Then 18 years later, the US invades Canada in response.

That is like Russia invading Ukraine because they don't like NATO bases in Latvia.
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Posted: 31 January 2023 at 4:17pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

My mistake. The Baltic states joined NATO in 2004.
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I'm in Canada, 'we' got in in '39. I had a grandfather and great uncles who fought and my father was born in an occupied country.

But sure, let's just tell the Ukrainians (who were not even under consideration to join Nato) to surrender to the unprovoked invader because they/he might nuke the planet. Because Biden evil, the U.S. evil... whatever.
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