Ideology has got no place in International Geopolitics NATO and Warsaw Pact has shown it over the decades.
Well the Telegraph article says Russia threatens nuclear attack on Ukraine which is a whole lot different from the comment made by Putin which states that Russia will point nuke at Ukraine.
I dont think Russia will attack Ukraine with nukes just for joining NATO. Thats ridiculous.
I suspect there are already targeting plans for Ukraine. This would just mean feeding them into the missiles themselves, so they can launched on a moment's notice rather than in 15 minutes.
Too compare the Warsaw Pact, made up of nations UNDER the military influence/threat of the USSR and NATO(which France subsequently LEFT!), which nations CHOOSE to join and/or leave, shows lack of reasoning.
The USSR later violated the terms of the Warsaw Pact by invading Hungary(1956) and Czechoslovakia(1968).
KB I fear you maybe in a discussion where (your) facts are irrelevant.
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Should raw analytical data ever be passed to policy makers?
In the 1971, To pressure India, and give Pakistan breathing space. We had the USS Enterprise sailing into the Bay of Bengal to protect the genocide conducted Pakistani forces on Bangladeshi's(Refer: US Ambasador to Dacca Emergency Telegraph to Pres.Nixon)under the guise of recovering stranded Americans in Dhaka. It was Admiral Ghorshkov and his Soviet Forces who came to India's rescue. How Ironic, But understandable. Moral Grandstanding has nothing to do with Geo-political needs, therefore ideology goes to bin.
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It didnt happen then ?
Commenting on the results of the poll at Interfax-Ukraine on Monday, Company Director General Oleksandr Bukhalov said if a national referendum on Ukraine's membership of NATO were to be held in near future, 50% of Ukrainians would vote against membership of NATO. In comparison with February 2007, the number of opponents of Ukraine's membership of NATO fell by 9.9%.
According to the poll, 24.3% of Ukrainians would vote for Ukraine's joining NATO, against 16.9% in February 2007.
Meantime, of those polled, 57.8% of Ukrainians support the idea of a national referendum on joining NATO, against 38.6% in February 2007.
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