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April 2, 2014

In Your Opinion: White House needs to show some backbone

The current crisis in Ukraine is an example that a new Stalin (Putin) is alive and well. The limited sanctions will not force Putin from raping Ukraine. Historically, old Stalin under his lackey, Khrushchev, starved to death more than 10 million as part of his collectivization effort. 

The U.S. needs to co-ordinate our European allies for more-effective sanctions. By providing financial and other assistance to Ukraine and supplying energy needs to Europe, we substantially can crimp Russia’s economy. Unfortunately, the White House, whose backbone is like jellyfish, is all mouth and no action.

Nick Limar

Cooperstown

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