If the US invasion of Iraq was wrong, why didn't the world stopped it?

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The Russians took the Crimea but failed to take almost all their other targets in the Donbass region. And yes regular Russian military are fighting there all the time ... 500 have been killed, 10% of the separatists losses.

So sure they won in the Crimea but that is just part of the operation.

US crushed the Iraqi military. Twice.
Also squashed the Taliban and did a much better job of it than the Russians.
The US is not invincible or completely free to do as it pleases everywhere but it is still the top dog and Russia is in decline. China has improved a lot but still lacks any real ability to project power beyond its immediate borders.
 
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The Russians took the Crimea but failed to take almost all their other targets in the Donbass region. And yes regular Russian military are fighting there all the time ... 500 have been killed, 10% of the separatists losses.

So sure they won in the Crimea but that is just part of the operation.

US crushed the Iraqi military. Twice.
Also squashed the Taliban and did a much better job of it than the Russians.
The US is not invincible or completely free to do as it pleases everywhere but it is still the top dog and Russia is in decline. China has improved a lot but still lacks any real ability to project power beyond its immediate borders.
I mostly agree with you. Point is there are countries which under certain situations, will fight US directly and have the capacity to stop US, if only for a limited time.
 

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I actually don’t think the invasion would have been such a mistake if the US had not handled the occupation so badly.

As for the OP’s question, that’s assuming the rest of the world was adamantly opposed to it, which it wasn’t.
 
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The Russians took the Crimea but failed to take almost all their other targets in the Donbass region. And yes regular Russian military are fighting there all the time ... 500 have been killed, 10% of the separatists losses.

So sure they won in the Crimea but that is just part of the operation.

US crushed the Iraqi military. Twice.
Also squashed the Taliban and did a much better job of it than the Russians.
The US is not invincible or completely free to do as it pleases everywhere but it is still the top dog and Russia is in decline. China has improved a lot but still lacks any real ability to project power beyond its immediate borders.
Really, dude. And who was it who took the most decisive & most effective of actions in Syria to eventually defeat IS in Syria.

The Crimea takeover was a direct Russian move. Justified (by Russians) based on Crimea actually having been historically a 'gift' of sorts from Russia to Ukraine. That was why it was successfully executed.

The wars in Ukraine's Donbass provinces are being fought majorly between Ukraine Armed Forces & ethnic Russian separatists in Ukraine, with minimal (if any) actual systematic involvement by Russia Armed Forces.
 
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Really, dude. And who was it who took the most decisive & most effective of actions in Syria to eventually defeat IS in Syria.

The Crimea takeover was a direct Russian move. Justified (by Russians) based on Crimea actually having been historically a 'gift' of sorts from Russia to Ukraine. That was why it was successfully executed.

The wars in Ukraine's Donbass provinces are being fought majorly between Ukraine Armed Forces & ethnic Russian separatists in Ukraine, with minimal (if any) actual systematic involvement by Russia Armed Forces.
What we know about Russia's active duty soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine from 2014 |

Minimal. Wake up mate. Unless the Russian army is so helpless it can’t stop entire units from deserting their duty and going off to fight.

Russian military intervention in Ukraine (2014–present) - Wikipedia

You are possible, the only person who does not think the Russian army is operating in Donbass. Russian people accept it, Donbass insurgents admit it, captured Russian troops have said it... only official statements deny it.

The men who shot down MH17 belonged to 53rd Anti Air Missle Brigade of 20th Guards Army.
 
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Really, dude. And who was it who took the most decisive & most effective of actions in Syria to eventually defeat IS in Syria.

The Crimea takeover was a direct Russian move. Justified (by Russians) based on Crimea actually having been historically a 'gift' of sorts from Russia to Ukraine. That was why it was successfully executed.

The wars in Ukraine's Donbass provinces are being fought majorly between Ukraine Armed Forces & ethnic Russian separatists in Ukraine, with minimal (if any) actual systematic involvement by Russia Armed Forces.
There is mountains of evidence, that a lot of Russian soldiers were in Donbass. Those Russian separatists without Russia would be gone in a month.
 
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