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« Reply #120 on: March 03, 2014, 05:31:52 PM »
Poland has invoked Article 4 of Nato's founding treaty, under which consultations can be requested when an ally feels their security is threatened. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has said that while the Ukraine crisis is not a direct threat to Poland and that the country is safe, Poland wants to enlist Nato as a tool to work for stabilisation in Ukraine.

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« Reply #121 on: March 03, 2014, 05:37:29 PM »
Isn't that exactly what pisses Russia off about (half of) Ukraine turning westwards? NATO reach extending to their borders, I mean.

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« Reply #122 on: March 03, 2014, 06:10:23 PM »
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« Reply #123 on: March 03, 2014, 06:18:42 PM »
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« Reply #124 on: March 03, 2014, 06:36:01 PM »
Finally, an opinion that matters.
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« Reply #125 on: March 03, 2014, 07:03:41 PM »
He's just Out For Justice and wants to remind Russia they're not Above The Law and can't put Ukraine Under Seige unless they want to be Marked For Death. Seems like they're treading On Deadly Ground
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« Reply #126 on: March 03, 2014, 07:55:32 PM »
I thought him and Putin were sword-crossed lovers so I figure he would be pro-Russia on this one.
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« Reply #128 on: March 03, 2014, 08:35:00 PM »
WASHINGTON—According to a poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center, the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine has left Americans sharply and bitterly divided along ignorant and apathetic lines, with the nation’s citizenry evenly split between grossly misinformed and wholly indifferent factions.

“The very real threat of a Russia-Ukraine war has completely polarized the general public, pitting two deeply entrenched blocs against one another: those who have absolutely no clue what they’re talking about and those who couldn’t care less,” said Pew spokesman Andrew Collins, noting that the ouster of Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych and Russia’s subsequent occupation of Crimea has inflamed tensions between the two sides to a level unseen since the height of the war in Syria. “This is not a distinctly regional or socioeconomic split, either. We’re seeing local workplaces, friends, even families ripped in two by their desire to either ignore the whole thing completely or spout an inane, half-witted opinion on it like they’re some geopolitical expert.”

“And as the situation develops and Western powers become more involved, these divisions will only appear more stark,” he added. “In the coming weeks, we can expect to hear a growing cacophony of uninformed and harebrained calls for action or restraint from one side, and absolutely nothing at all from the other.”

Results of the poll found that the two sides are at odds on nearly every facet of the crisis, from last week’s protests in Kiev, to Ukraine’s freeing of former president Yulia Tymoshenko, to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula in defiance of Western warnings, with neither group seeing eye-to-eye on any of the developments’ significance—or whether they even have any significance to begin with.

Additionally, nearly half the U.S. public has put forth numerous breathtakingly naive potential solutions to the crisis—which range from economic sanctions on Russia, to economic sanctions on Ukraine, to deploying the U.S. military to the “middle of Asia” to solve the standoff—while an equal number of Americans firmly and repeatedly stated their commitment to not giving a shit one way or the other.

Furthermore, sources are reporting that the deep ideological rift over the Russia-Ukraine conflict is visible in nearly every community and place of work across the country, with disinterested and misinformed Americans confirming they have repeatedly come into conflict in recent days.

“It’s incredibly frustrating to try to talk some sense into someone who doesn’t realize that Crimea’s very freedom as an independent nation is at stake,” said completely ignorant San Jose, CA resident Carol Goldmacher, who admitted that she has clashed constantly in the past week over Ukraine with her staunchly apathetic roommate Lisa Suarez. “Talking to her is like talking to a brick wall. It’s almost as if she doesn’t even want to hear how Putin was kicked out of Ukraine by his own people and then retaliated by invading Crimea. Frankly, no matter how much I tell her that Obama’s this close to breaking his silence and issuing a warning to Russia, it’s just not getting through to her.”

“The bottom line is that Carol’s views aren’t going to affect my opinion,” said Suarez of her roommate’s constant uneducated opinions about John Kerry’s upcoming trip to Kiev and her bizarre personal assertion that the invasion happened “suspiciously close to the Olympics.” “My mind’s made up, and I completely stand by my lack of interest in this issue. So Carol should just keep her mouth shut and let this situation—whatever it is—play out.”

According to reports, most Americans see little chance of the warring camps coming to any sort of reconciliation any time soon, as supporters on both sides appeared committed in their respective efforts to either gravely misconstrue the complicated crisis in Ukraine or remain checked out of the issue entirely. Still, some experts are holding out hope that the two groups may be able to someday see eye-to-eye on the thorny issue of Ukrainian sovereignty and Russian aggression.

“As startling as these two factions’ differences may seem at first, there’s still opportunity for the two sides to come together and reach a compromise on the Ukraine conflict,” said Collins. “When it comes to the situation in Crimea, there’s a middle ground between ignorance and apathy on this issue that I think all Americans could happily live with.
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« Reply #129 on: March 03, 2014, 08:40:33 PM »
Yeah it sucks what russia is doing, but the usa throwing a hissy fit over this after iraq and afghanistan is sad.

That said I hope someone sets the ruskies straigth.

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« Reply #130 on: March 03, 2014, 09:55:19 PM »
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« Reply #131 on: March 04, 2014, 08:16:14 AM »

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« Reply #132 on: March 04, 2014, 09:19:36 AM »
Russian market and currency being strangled...bubu what strength and resolve from Putin!
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« Reply #133 on: March 04, 2014, 09:28:11 AM »
“Look, the perception of Obama, of him and his potency across the world is one of such weakness," Sarah Palin told Fox News' Sean Hannity. "People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”

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« Reply #134 on: March 04, 2014, 10:55:19 AM »
Look, Obama already lost the Olympics, now he's causing us to get behind Russia in the invasion count too.
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« Reply #135 on: March 04, 2014, 12:46:32 PM »
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« Reply #136 on: March 04, 2014, 09:14:45 PM »
https://twitter.com/GrahamBlog/statuses/440876231689793536
https://twitter.com/GrahamBlog/statuses/440920315292811264

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Putin basically came to the conclusion after Benghazi, Syria, Egypt -  everything Obama has been engaged in - he's a weak indecisive leader.

It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression. #Ukraine

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« Reply #137 on: March 04, 2014, 09:32:40 PM »
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« Reply #138 on: March 04, 2014, 10:34:38 PM »
Obama invited this this kind of aggression...on the Ukraine...when Russians....killed....Bengazi.  :derp
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« Reply #139 on: March 04, 2014, 10:37:37 PM »
Remember, the United States is the center of the universe and effects everything that happens, but blowback theory is insane and has no basis in reality.

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« Reply #140 on: March 04, 2014, 10:49:39 PM »
https://twitter.com/GrahamBlog/statuses/440876231689793536
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Putin basically came to the conclusion after Benghazi, Syria, Egypt -  everything Obama has been engaged in - he's a weak indecisive leader.

It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression. #Ukraine

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« Reply #141 on: March 04, 2014, 11:25:01 PM »
Lindsey Graham is seriously one of the biggest piles of donkey excrement in the Congress, and that's saying something.
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« Reply #142 on: March 05, 2014, 12:07:11 AM »
https://twitter.com/GrahamBlog/statuses/440876231689793536
https://twitter.com/GrahamBlog/statuses/440920315292811264

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Putin basically came to the conclusion after Benghazi, Syria, Egypt -  everything Obama has been engaged in - he's a weak indecisive leader.

It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression. #Ukraine

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« Reply #143 on: March 07, 2014, 03:37:05 AM »

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« Reply #146 on: March 07, 2014, 09:50:27 AM »
ha, right after that he uses the schoolyard bully analogy: http://archive.org/details/FBC_20140304_230000_Cavuto#start/2520/end/2550

obama is the weak kid with glasses and an armful of books!

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« Reply #147 on: March 07, 2014, 10:50:58 AM »
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« Reply #148 on: March 11, 2014, 05:40:42 AM »
After first Benghazi and then his constant defeats by Putin it's no wonder the Korean people turned out in massive support of another strong leader in comparison to the feckless Obama:
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Central Election Committee Reports on Kim Jong Un's Election as Deputy to SPA

Pyongyang, March 10 (KCNA) -- The election of deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was successfully held in the DPRK.

The Central Election Committee on Monday released a report on the results of the election of the deputies to the SPA held at Paektusan Constituency No. 111 on Sunday.

According to the report, all the voters of the constituency took part in voting and 100 percent of them voted for Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, reflecting the unanimous will and desire of the service personnel and people across the country.

This is an expression of all the service personnel and people's absolute support and profound trust in supreme leader Kim Jong Un as they single-mindedly remain loyal to him, holding him in high esteem as the monolithic center of unity and leadership and a striking demonstration of their revolutionary spirit and indomitable will to make a fresh shining history of Kim Il Sung's and Kim Jong Il's Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.

The DPRK is ushering in the era of great surge in building a thriving socialist nation under the outstanding and tested leadership of Kim Jong Un.

He set it as the supreme programme of the party to model the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, providing a firm organizational and ideological guarantee for developing the WPK into the glorious party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

He, at the same time, opened a new chapter of the cause of immortalizing the leaders with loyalty and sense of moral obligation, developing the DPRK into the socialist country of Juche which is shining with the idea and the august names of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

He set forth a clear-cut strategy for the Korean revolution to be held fast to for all ages so that the country may advance straight along the road to independence, Songun and socialism under the uplifted banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, providing an ever-victorious treasured sword for the prosperity and development of the DPRK.

He put forward the Korean People's Army as a reliable scout party and a strong mainstay for the Songun revolution by developing and enriching Kim Il Sung's and Kim Jong Il's strategy and tactics and further bolstered it up as elite revolutionary armed forces. He thus remarkably increased the defense power of the country, firmly protecting the destiny of the socialist country and its people.

He made a new legendary history of love for the people and love for the rising generations with his noble patriotic politics and all-embracing politics, bringing into full bloom the happiness of the great socialist family in which all its members have blood relations with their leader.

He has energetically led the servicepersons and the people to bring about a turning phase in building the economy and improving the people's living standard through a strong wind of Kim Jong Il's patriotism across the country and their patriotic enthusiasm. As a result, the country witnessed steady great successes showing the appearance of a thriving nation.

Thanks to Kim Jong Un's leadership, the DPRK will as ever prosper as the glorious state of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and the revolutionary cause of Juche, the revolutionary cause of Songun, is sure to win a final victory.

The Central Election Committee reports that Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, was elected deputy to SPA according to the results of the voting confirmed and submitted by the above-mentioned constituency.

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« Reply #149 on: March 12, 2014, 12:29:13 PM »
Funeral in Turkey for a teenage boy who died following a 9-month coma after he was hit in the head with a tear gas canister last year

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=586666394754972&stream_ref=10

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« Reply #151 on: March 13, 2014, 06:56:53 AM »


Propaganda poster in Sevastopol for the referendum

"On March 16 we will choose either... or..."
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« Reply #152 on: March 13, 2014, 07:19:08 AM »
When I first saw that, I thought it was shocking, and thought of the North Korean "elections".
But then I thought, there is probably an "Obama is a Nazi" somewhere in Texas, reminding me of the dangers of interpreting a photo without context.

However, the recent 100% pro Russia outcome does smell like large scale Russian influencing.



Ha, googled for Obama billboard:

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« Reply #153 on: March 13, 2014, 11:30:40 AM »
Yeah, there are some pretty bad anti-Obama billboards.
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« Reply #154 on: March 13, 2014, 01:14:57 PM »
I remember seeing some teabagger once say Obungler was a NAZI because Owhiteymurdercare was Socialism on a National scale :smug

And then they no joke said that Obamao is the biggest National Socialist threat to America since FDR :dead
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« Reply #155 on: March 14, 2014, 05:11:00 AM »
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Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia?
Very favorable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3%
Somewhat favorable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%
Somewhat unfavorable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30%
Very unfavorable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38%
Don’t know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%

Would you say Vladimir Putin is a strong or a weak leader?
Very strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%
Somewhat strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45%
Somewhat weak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Very weak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%

Would you say Barack Obama is a strong or a weak leader?
Very strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%
Somewhat strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31%
Somewhat weak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%
Very weak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29%
Disgraceful, at this point the only way to maintain America's status in the world is to threaten nuclear retaliation if Putin doesn't back down. But Obama is too weak to show that kind of real leadership.

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« Reply #156 on: March 14, 2014, 07:29:33 AM »
Isn't a factor of Putin's invasion of Crimea that he was starting to lose some face at home and needed a bold stroke to recover his image? He should run for President here instead, or have Medvedev do it

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« Reply #157 on: March 14, 2014, 10:33:27 AM »
Isn't a factor of Putin's invasion of Crimea that he was starting to lose some face at home and needed a bold stroke to recover his image? He should run for President here instead, or have Medvedev do it

The factor of the invasion is, he ain't giving up those military bases, no way no how. Fuck "protecting ethnic russians", dood wants those bases on lock and that's it. Ukraine after the regime change is moving away from the post-Soviet cleptocracy model that's par for the course in many other ex-USSR republics. Putin and his cadre of ex-KGB guys decided fairly swiftly that a military invention was the way to go, disregarding how this might affect Russia economically and diplomatically. The stability of Russia and the "Eurasian empire" plan is the only priority that matters.
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« Reply #158 on: March 14, 2014, 11:17:47 AM »
Pro-united Ukraine rally was winding down in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia people moved in and starting getting physical, 3 are dead and dozens more injured:



Gets really bad starting about 10 minutes in. Just...insane.
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« Reply #159 on: March 14, 2014, 11:52:57 PM »
Isn't a factor of Putin's invasion of Crimea that he was starting to lose some face at home and needed a bold stroke to recover his image? He should run for President here instead, or have Medvedev do it

The factor of the invasion is, he ain't giving up those military bases, no way no how. Fuck "protecting ethnic russians", dood wants those bases on lock and that's it. Ukraine after the regime change is moving away from the post-Soviet cleptocracy model that's par for the course in many other ex-USSR republics. Putin and his cadre of ex-KGB guys decided fairly swiftly that a military invention was the way to go, disregarding how this might affect Russia economically and diplomatically. The stability of Russia and the "Eurasian empire" plan is the only priority that matters.

Duh but I was speaking in the context of a poll where Americans think Putin is a strong leader when this whole thing is driven by a loss of influence both domestically and in the former soviet bloc

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« Reply #160 on: March 15, 2014, 02:21:44 AM »
Isn't a factor of Putin's invasion of Crimea that he was starting to lose some face at home and needed a bold stroke to recover his image? He should run for President here instead, or have Medvedev do it

The factor of the invasion is, he ain't giving up those military bases, no way no how. Fuck "protecting ethnic russians", dood wants those bases on lock and that's it. Ukraine after the regime change is moving away from the post-Soviet cleptocracy model that's par for the course in many other ex-USSR republics. Putin and his cadre of ex-KGB guys decided fairly swiftly that a military invention was the way to go, disregarding how this might affect Russia economically and diplomatically. The stability of Russia and the "Eurasian empire" plan is the only priority that matters.

Duh but I was speaking in the context of a poll where Americans think Putin is a strong leader when this whole thing is driven by a loss of influence both domestically and in the former soviet bloc

Well sorry, my sarcasm detector is apparently broken on friday mornings  :(

There I went, off on some rant like my PolSci teacher had asked me to put the word "cadre" into a sentence
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« Reply #162 on: March 16, 2014, 02:27:51 PM »
This is pro joining Russia, right?

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« Reply #163 on: March 16, 2014, 02:29:37 PM »
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« Reply #164 on: March 17, 2014, 02:42:04 AM »
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For running commentary on Russia and the vote in Crimea, you might want to follow chess champion turned democracy activist Garry Kasparov: @Kasparov63. Tonight, amid his usual barrage of criticism leveled at Vladimir Putin, he’s turning his fire on President Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Discussing President Carter’s foreign policy, he compliments the former President’s “Very tough stands on human rights.” President Obama, however, he gives lower marks. In response to another tweeter, he writes that when it comes to the crisis in Ukraine, “so far, Carter looks like Churchill in comparison.”

Hillary Clinton, the presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, doesn’t get treated much better. “Hillary was the captain of the Titanic that was US-Russia relations as Secretary of State. Her as admiral of whole fleet makes me nervous!” Kasparov tweets.


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On the other side of the square, Lucia Prokorovna, 60, carried a giant white, blue and red Russian flag and shouted with delight: "We're free of the occupation!"

"Ukraine was attached to Crimea like a sack of potatoes," she added.

"Today I visited the polling station -- I only slept half the night hoping for the moment we would be with Russia."

...

As night fell and before the results were announced, thousands descended on the square, where a government building had "Crimean Spring" emblazoned across it with a green laser.

"I want Crimea to join Russia because Russia is home," said one reveller, 36-year-old Aleksiy.

"This is a great day. I'm going to change my passport to a Russian one as soon as I can. Life will be different and better."

Amid a sea of Russian flags, 36-year-old Nikolai Terkach, a hefty builder, chose to carry the red hammer and sickle standard of the former Soviet Union.

"It's the flag of my childhood," he said. "For me, it's a patriotic symbol, something which is in my heart.

"Russia and the USSR are of course not the same thing but today, we're all feeling a sense of victory."

As revellers drank Shampanskoye -- so-called "Soviet Champagne" -- and local brandy, others reflected on what the future might hold.

Tamara Lujkoka, 35, was carrying her two-year-old son in her arms.

"This little one will have no memory of Ukraine and that's good," she smiled.

"He has always been Russian, like us."

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« Reply #165 on: March 17, 2014, 09:25:02 AM »
I still don't see what the big stink is about. 93% of Crimeans are ethnic Russians. Why wouldn't they want to join Russia?
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« Reply #166 on: March 17, 2014, 09:27:09 AM »
- Isn't it more like 75%?
- They're doing their vote with armed soldiers standing around in their streets
- There are a lot of Russians there because Stalin moved them there and forced out the locals
- The land is Ukraine's territory, should Mexico just go ahead and annex San Diego?

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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #167 on: March 17, 2014, 09:32:09 AM »
- The land is Ukraine's territory, should Mexico just go ahead and annex San Diego?
Now would be the best time for Mexico since our weak kneed, dictator-king wouldn't do anything.
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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #168 on: March 17, 2014, 10:48:03 AM »
I still don't see what the big stink is about. 93% of Crimeans are ethnic Russians. Why wouldn't they want to join Russia?

2001 census: 60.4% Russians, 24.0% Ukrainians, 10.2% Crimean Tatars, 1.5% Belarusians, 0.6% Tatars, 0.4% Armenians, 0.2% each of Jews, Poles, Moldovans and Azeris.
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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #169 on: March 17, 2014, 10:50:46 AM »
I still don't see what the big stink is about. 93% of Crimeans are ethnic Russians. Why wouldn't they want to join Russia?

2001 census: 60.4% Russians, 24.0% Ukrainians, 10.2% Crimean Tatars, 1.5% Belarusians, 0.6% Tatars, 0.4% Armenians, 0.2% each of Jews, Poles, Moldovans and Azeris.

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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #170 on: March 17, 2014, 11:03:17 AM »
Yeah, annexing areas on the grounds of ethnicity is awesome-wowsome, just ask all these ethnic Georgians north of Tshkinvali that had their villages destroyed by troops in the Russian occupation of 2008:

https://goo.gl/maps/0paoh

Pretty much all those Georgian villages all the way up to the border are annihilated, the "ethnic russian" Ossetians built new towns next to them instead.
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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #171 on: March 17, 2014, 11:15:19 AM »
Welp, 'we' let Kosovo split off from Serbia, so I guess this is fair game, too.

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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #172 on: March 17, 2014, 12:57:19 PM »
https://twitter.com/DRogozin/statuses/445566766941765632


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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #173 on: March 17, 2014, 01:25:28 PM »
Robot J. McCarthy ‏@RedScareBot :lol
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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #174 on: March 17, 2014, 01:55:28 PM »
Indian politics  :lol


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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #175 on: March 17, 2014, 01:56:45 PM »
Robot J. McCarthy ‏@RedScareBot :lol

Always getting my tweets nabbed by that.
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« Reply #176 on: March 17, 2014, 02:05:34 PM »
Indian politics  :lol

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Esch explain.

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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #177 on: March 17, 2014, 03:09:31 PM »
what's the relationship between spamming and raping?

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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #178 on: March 17, 2014, 03:10:07 PM »
what's the relationship between spamming and raping?

Spam is rape in the digital realm?
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Re: Putin Makes A Move : International Politics Thread
« Reply #179 on: March 17, 2014, 03:21:35 PM »
I'm not 100% certain but I believe Nigerian princes are involved.
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