Kaliningrad is nothing compared to growing immigrant ghettos in many large cities of EU countries. Unless EU's migration policies change radically you'll see many European countries becoming worse and worse as their native populations continue to shrink in favour of poorly integrated Muslim migrants and their descendants.
Ridiculous comment. The EU has a long way to sink before it gets even close to being comparable to shitholes like Kaliningrad.
I believe that it would have been much more difficult for them to move freely between countries, yes. Take for example the Berlin attacker - he was able to cross multiple European countries without once passing a border checkpoint before eventually being shot in Italy. To me, that is incredibly concerning.
National borders are somewhat arbitrary in this context though. If the attacker done the attack in New York, he could have driven to Florida/California without crossing a national border checkpoint. If the attack had been done in Perth, he could have driven to Surfers Paradise with similar ease. Just depends on the size of the country he does the attack in.
It's fun seeing you Germans being overly hysterical about Putin when here in Finland thinks are still pretty chill, although we share a long border with Russia. Get real.
So you speak for all Finns? Most Finns on this forum seem to project a substantially different worldview than you're own...
He's basically setting up Ukraine and The Baltics to be over-run by Russia again, all the while he'll have his thumb up his ass.
This is what has me worried. I don't particularly care what Trump does to America, since it was them who elected him, but unfortunately his election looks like it will have consequences for people living thousands of kilometers away from the nearest american ballot box.
Reagan was a megalomaniac a*hole.
Good actor. nothing beyond.
Good at selling cigarettes though, IIRC.
As the French and British incursion into Libya proved, Europe does not even have the ability to overcome a two-bit dictator without US help.
Funny how whenever it comes apportioning blame for Libya, it's always UK + France's fault....
Most Europeans also want better relations with Russia. Putin is quite popular in Europe. It is just the weak governments who fear him.
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles ... s-it-back-
Europeans, whom the Kremlin would like to consider deluded U.S. followers, are often even more negative about Russia than Americans are -- and that's not just Poles, more exposed than others to the conflict in Ukraine, but also previously Russia-friendly Germans and French.
And the 2003 US invasion of Iraq is just a forgotten memory to you?
Yes, the Sunni-Shiite rivalry all started in 2003.
Ah, that classic sense of personal responsibility that can only come from an American conservative; the invasion's irrelevant because Sunnis and Shiites don't like each other!
My god, the horror of it all. Europe would certainly not be first and most devastatingly affected by an "uncontained" Putin.
I am confused. Trump wants friendlier relations with Putin, Euros scream bloody murder about the prospect, even as they deepen their economic dependence on him. If Trump talked tough with Putin, ala Reagan. they scream bloody murder about the confrontational stance and the coming Armageddon.
WTF do you want?
Yup, those EU sanctions are really great for the Russian economy.
The hell you asking rhetorical questions for? Western Europe wants to continue mooching off of the US taxpayer which has funded the peace and prosperity that everyone from Lisbon to Berlin enjoys. As a thank you, you get a hilarious attempt at creating a quasi-socialist utopia which is running on borrowed time and the excellent idea by the ever peaceful Germans to invite millions of unchecked people that have no intention on following all if any of the rules of a modern civilization.
You salty, bro?
Unless Trump pastes the Nuke codes on TV I dont see how it can possibly get any worse.
...and even then I am sure the Trump apologists would find some lame excuse why he has done it.
Sad but true. In fairness, you can't expect them to appreciate the implications (geopolitical or otherwise) of an intercontinental ballistic missile being used. Afterall, intercontinental sortof implies that there's a world beyond america's borders!
Sometimes for the benefit of everyone laws should be put aside, sinking a few boats and leaving the survivors to there own devices would send out a pretty strong message that you're not welcome so don't try it.
What's the point of laws if you can put them aside when they're inconvenient? Especially important stuff, like the Geneva Conventionetc. If everyone breaks them when they're a bit inconvenient then soon noone will ever follow them.