This is getting a little personal, but yeah, I would consider it. History class taught me that when there was a call to arms in the 40's, men wanted to fight. In my lifetime, I don't know that I've seen a conflict that I have felt strongly enough about to consider signing up, but I would consider it.Das Sheep wrote:Do you want to go die for the Ukrainians?blackhorse wrote:Big question
Will Russia now try to take Eastern and Southern Russian majority regions of Ukraine once they feel the Crimean annex is done? If so watch for Poland and what they do.
This crisis proves that civilized man will always use force to get what he can if he thinks he can get away with it.
Too many people thought codependent economies and international agreements and international deliberating bodies made militaries a thing of the 20th century and before. Now all these ex Soviet era vassal states are finding out you can't rely on others to protect you. You have to have a strong military and a will to fight.
Any nation with Russian citizens should be more than worried. Russia can now use the same false claims to annex anything they can put boots on the ground.
I feel ashamed that my nation promised the Ukrainian people we would defend them from aggression and all my nation is doing is TALKING. Along with the EU, UN, G7, and NATO. Reminds me of a high school debate team taking on a street gang over street crime. Pathetic
Local news just stated that America's DOD is "uneasy" regarding the increase of Russian troops "training" near the Ukrainian border. The average person probably doesn't realize that this is a common military tactic, probably used by every country in the G8, certainly America, Canada, and the UK (and now obviously Russia). It's an effective way to put troops near where they might be needed if conflict erupts.
Top story on the news: a man was stabbed near the Russian Embassy in Ottawa. Unconfirmed that the victim may have been a Russian diplomat.