Are we obligated by treaty to go to war for Ukraine?

I did NOT sign a treaty with that woman - of course, it depends on what the meaning of "sign" is.

I did NOT sign a treaty with that woman – of course, it depends on what the meaning of “sign” is.

That’s what a treaty we entered back in 1994 promised, and Ukraine is calling for us to honor it. There were lots of such treaties between Britain, France and small countries invaded by Hitler (like Czechoslovakia) that were breezily ignored. Until, of course, they weren’t. Will we ignore this one? Probably, because there will be plenty of new opportunities to stand up (or down) to Putin down the road.

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  1. Anonymous

    Way O/T I know, and with apologies, but there are interesting things afoot in Connecticut.

    Apparently, the open letter to CT legislators is twisting some knickers.
    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2014/02/open-letter-to-legislative-tyrants-of.html

    Here’s commentary and a video of Lt. J. Paul Vance of the CT State Troopers
    http://bearingarms.com/maam-it-sounds-like-youre-anti-american/?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

    The legislators respond.
    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2014/02/gee-i-go-away-for-little-while-and-all.html

    http://www.conservativeinfidel.com/u-s-politics/patriot-activist-makes-list-home-addresses-ct-legislators-just-voted-favor-gun-control/

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/17743-connecticut-gun-confrontation-brewing-over-registration

    As for Ukraine, interesting times with Barry the poofter at the helm. The Sudetenland redux with an all star cast including the dumbasses, John Kerry, Samantha Rice, et. al.

  2. Czech mate

    MSNBC’s map of the region showed the country of Czechoslovakia. Hello 1993.

  3. maybe we ought to poll Jill and Michelle to see what they think

  4. Walt

    Dude –
    Ronald Reagan beat the godless commie hoard, and made them TAKE DOWN THAT WALL!! Effectively ending the Cold War. He was a President.

    The current jug eared Incompetent in Chief is resurrecting the commie bear. He has no foreign policy, other than to send Lurch around the world, spewing about global warming and gay rights. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT?

    Barry makes Jimmy Carter look like the greatest President since Benjamin Franklin, our greatest President EVER!!

    Putin has NO FEAR of Barry. Which is a problem. He knows he can advance his agenda with impunity, and Barry will do nothing but draw fake red lines with his limp little wrists. As he has done over and over again. It’s a disgrace.

    As Churchill said to Chamberlain, after Chamberlain bowed down to Adolph:
    “You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour, and you will have war.”

    Hopefully we won’t have war, but Barry has no problem with dishonor. It’s his preferred lifestyle. And because we are no longer taken seriously as a superpower, people are dying. Babies are dying!! Did someone say dead baby?

    How do you get 100 dead babies into a bucket?
    With a blender!

    Your Pal,
    Walt

  5. Fox

    What business is it of the US as to what happens in Ukraine? How are we directly threatened by what is going on there? Why would we start a war over a dispute where we have no stake even as we ignore direct and immediate threats such as the mass illegal border crossings from Mexico, the US being in debt up to its eyeballs, and the welfare state and the government spinning out of control?

    Have not previous efforts at being world cop not been demonstrated to be deadly, cripplingly expensive and, in the end, useless?

    • TheWizard

      I don’t think they’ve been useless. If our generation sits by and lets the world around us go to hell, chances are the generation following us could have a WWII type situation on their hands to deal with.
      That being said, you should have no worries about the current administration providing any resistance to Russia.

  6. Chief Scrotum

    If you want to have endless wars and see how the voters really feel about it, bring back the draft – with no exemptions for anyone, 18-25.

    • Riverside Dog Walker

      A very true statement. And why they try their best not to bring back the draft.

  7. Once

    No need to go to war. Obama just needs to grow a pair. All he has to do is announce missile shield in any NATO nation that wants them, star wars is back on the table, supply nasty stuff to rebs in Syria, approve the keystone pipeline and let the oil flow.