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Old 02-27-2014, 10:59   #1
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Russian war games prompt U.S. warning

Russia ordered 150,000 troops to test their combat readiness Wednesday in a show of force that prompted a blunt warning from the United States that any military intervention in Ukraine would be a "grave mistake."


Makes one wonder if withdrawing our military presence from Europe was really a good idea.


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Old 02-27-2014, 11:37   #2
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What are we going to do? Fly a drone ore and take photos,!!!!!

They know we can do nothing and they may roll per their border and stabilize the country for their own protection. We do not have a force in Europe to respond with and our Government is broadcasting every day our cuts to our military. We will be a hollow force soon and the Russians have been rebuilding so who is in the position of power over there? Sure is not us or NATO........
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:21   #3
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...so is Ukraine another line in the sand?


I dont think Chicago style politics is going to impress a Russian gangster.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:26   #4
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...so is Ukraine another line in the sand?


I dont think Chicago style politics is going to impress a Russian gangster.
Agree, Putin is probably choking he's laughing so hard......
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Old 02-27-2014, 13:24   #5
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To you gentlemen who would know: what is Russia doing sending a warship to Cuba-again? Is this to flex authority, or could this too be a legitimate concern? Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2014, 14:02   #6
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To you gentlemen who would know: what is Russia doing sending a warship to Cuba-again? Is this to flex authority, or could this too be a legitimate concern? Thanks.
They probaly needed fuel and a little R&R

They are probaly restocking and going back out as they are a Intel gathering platform...
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Old 02-27-2014, 20:52   #7
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Putin thinkski that "Pussy" nyet gonna do nothing about this "Riot"
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They probaly needed fuel and a little R&R

They are probaly restocking and going back out as they are a Intel gathering platform...
Thank you!
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Old 02-28-2014, 14:39   #9
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Russia has finally confirmed that it has moved troops into Ukraine's restive Crimea region, after speculation about Moscow's involvement

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"...we'll be monitoring very closely the situation, recognizing that with our European partners and the international community there will be consequences if people step over the line."

So how do we spin this one...
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Old 02-28-2014, 15:19   #10
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Russia has finally confirmed that it has moved troops into Ukraine's restive Crimea region, after speculation about Moscow's involvement




So how do we spin this one...
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...so is Ukraine another line in the sand?


I dont think Chicago style politics is going to impress a Russian gangster.
We basically promised them we would defend them if invaded. I think it even involved a treaty signing?
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So...Putin's not exactly quaking in his jackboots...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/wo...e.html?hp&_r=0

SIMFEROPOL Ukraine — As Russian-backed armed forces effectively seized control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula on Saturday, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia requested —and received — authorization from the Russian Senate to use military force in Ukraine.

The actions signaled publicly for the first time the Kremlin’s readiness to intervene militarily in Ukraine, and it served as a blunt response to President Obama, who just hours earlier pointedly warned Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty.

Within hours after receiving Mr. Putin’srequest, Russia’s upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, voted to approve it, after a debate that warned of the apocalyptic consequences of failing to stop a fascist threat from spreading to Russia’s borders. The lawmakers direct considerable fury at President Obama and others in the West they accused of fomenting the upheaval in Ukraine.
The vote was unanimous among the 90 members present for the debate, and it was clear that forces allied with Moscow were largely in control of the disputed peninsula.

Armed men guard a government building in Simferopol, in the Crimea region of Ukraine on Saturday.Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times
The region’s two main airports were closed, with civilian flights canceled, and were guarded by heavily armed men in military uniforms. Similar forces surrounded the regional Parliament building and the rest of the government complex in downtown Simferopol, the Crimean capital, as well as numerous other strategic locations, including communication hubs and a main bus station.

At the entrance to Balaklva, site of Ukrainian customs and border post near Sevastopol, the road was blocked by a long column of military vehicles bearing Russian license plates. The column, comprising 10 troops trucks with 30 soldiers in each, two military ambulances and five armored vehicles, was not moving. Troops, wearing masks and carryoing automatic rifles, stoold on the road keeping people away.

Some 60 locals, all apparently ethnic Russians, were gathered in a nearby square waving Russian flags and shouting “Russia, Russia.”

Just a few hours earlier on Saturday, the newly installed, pro-Russia prime minister of Crimea had declared that he was in sole control of the military and the police in the peninsula and he appealed to Mr. Putin for help in safeguarding the region.

The prime minister, Sergei Aksyonov, also said a public referendum on independence would be held on March 30.

On a day of frayed nerves and set-piece political appeals that recalled ethnic conflicts of past decades in the former Soviet bloc — from the Balkans to the Caucasus — pro-Russian forces were said to have taken control of a government building in Kharkiv, and a crowd in the center of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine and pulled down the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag and raised a Russian one.

On Friday, officials in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev had accused Russian armed forces of invading Crimea and violating Ukraine’s sovereign territory, and President Obama pointedly warned Russia against military intervention. On Saturday, officials in Kiev reiterated their objections but, for the moment, seemed otherwise powerless.

There was no immediate new comment from Washington, where officials seem to have very limited options in responding to Russian military intervention in Ukraine.

In his statement Saturday, Mr. Aksyonov, said, “Understanding my responsibility for the life and safety of citizens, I appeal to the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, for assistance in providing peace and tranquillity on the territory of the autonomous Republic of Crimea.”

“As chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea,” Mr. Aksyonov said, “I make the decision to temporarily put the armed units and groups of the Interior Ministry, the Security Service, the armed forces, the Emergency Situations Ministry, the fleet, the Tax Service, and the border guards under my direct control. All commanders shall follow only my orders and instructions”

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Old 03-01-2014, 10:13   #13
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Dr. K:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner...vasion-ukraine

The Ferociously Feminine Sarah Palin:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...i-told-you-so/
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