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Vanity: Why are there no protests in Europe and elsewhere against the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
3/2/2014 | Me

Posted on 03/02/2014 4:53:51 AM PST by Dallas59

Seems quiet out there. Russia invades a country one door down from the EU and crickets from the left. No cries of killing Putin and his family, no signs, No human shields....nothing.


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KEYWORDS: antiwar; antiwarfraud; bushhassers; codepinkmia; doublestandard; hypocrites; iraq; iraqwar; notapeacemovement; protests; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 03/02/2014 4:53:51 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Fuel supplies. Don’t piss Putin off or there may be a, uh, “disruption” in fuel deliveries to the eu. Blame would probably go to Chechan rebels. Kinda like a “who controls the energy” kind of thing. Hmmmmm. Where have we heard someone talk about energy control before.................


2 posted on 03/02/2014 4:56:43 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Dallas59

Too busy waiting for salvation from across the sea.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 4:58:19 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman

Evil natural gas and oil....America is bad for drilling but take it away from those that thinks it’s evil...fear and darkness!


4 posted on 03/02/2014 5:00:41 AM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59
Why are there no protests in Europe and elsewhere against the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

"Protests" target the perpetually guilty, looking for a reason to yield.

Why were 99% of protests in the two Germanys against the US? Why were there no protests in the "third Germany" (now Poland and Russia)?

You don't organize "protests" against a hungry bear. You just don't.

Russian Army maps still have the roads to Berlin highlighted.

5 posted on 03/02/2014 5:00:57 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Dallas59

No need to protest. They all know Emperor Canigula will put a stop to it in the next century or so.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 5:01:17 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: Dallas59
The history and reality on the ground are 1,000 times more complex than "good Ukrainian freedom fighters vs evil Russian invaders."

For one thing, Russian gas keeps Europe from freezing to death in the winter. A war in Ukraine would be a disaster for Europe.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 5:02:00 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dallas59

I believe the EU countries already placed sanctions on the Ukraine...whatever that means....


8 posted on 03/02/2014 5:03:24 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rktman

I doubt your average dumbassed ‘peace protester’ thinks that deeply. They are simply reflexively anti-western.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 5:03:40 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Dallas59
Reminds me of a quote from Hitler...

Our strength is our quickness and our brutality. Genghis Khan had millions of women and children hunted down and killed, deliberately and with a gay heart. History sees in him only the great founder of States. What the weak Western European civilization alleges about me, does not matter. I have given the order – and will have everyone shot who utters but one word of criticism – that the aim of this war does not consist in reaching certain designated [geographical] lines, but in the enemies' physical elimination. Thus, for the time being only in the east, I put ready my Death's Head units, with the order to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of the Polish race or language. Only thus will we gain the living space that we need. Who still talks nowadays of the extermination of the Armenians?

11 posted on 03/02/2014 5:06:17 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Sacajaweau

12 posted on 03/02/2014 5:15:51 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: HangnJudge

Sadly, that is an entirely bogus quote. Really. Even though it’s been “quoted” a million times on the internet, there is no evidence that Hitler ever said it or wrote it. It first “appears” long after Hitler was dead.

“The problem with internet quotes is that so many of them are false.” -—Abraham Lincoln


13 posted on 03/02/2014 5:17:32 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dallas59
Keep in mind that Russia's most important, critical, necessary naval bases are in the Crimea, and always have been.

Would we give up Hawaii and our naval bases there if native Hawaiian radicals took over downtown Oahu and ordered us out?


14 posted on 03/02/2014 5:28:25 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Hmmm...

Must look into this
I've seen the putative original German quote
But of course, it could also be synthetic

15 posted on 03/02/2014 5:28:36 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

It’s TOTALLY synthetic. Trust me.

I almost put a bogus Cicero quote at the front of a book. At the last moment I decided to really check it out in depth. It was the one you have seen many times about the traitor inside the walls being worse than an external enemy etc. Totally bogus. It made me very careful about quotes. Half of the “Jefferson quotes” I see are bogus.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 5:30:41 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rktman

Your point on fuel supplies is correct. I’d advance that thought to add it’s just another example of hoping the alligator eats them last.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 5:31:10 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Dallas59

18 posted on 03/02/2014 5:31:45 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dallas59

They never got involved in Yugoslavia, why should they get involved in Ukraine?


19 posted on 03/02/2014 5:32:15 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: T-Bird45

The Russians are not a military threat to the EU.

The Russian power over the EU is via those gas pipelines, not tanks or jets.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 5:32:48 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nuconvert

The maps above tell more truth than the media reports.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 5:33:40 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
The white predominately Russian Speaking are likely Russians also since IIRC, dual citizenship is not allowed. Crimea has a different government than the rest of the Ukraine.

Thanks for posting. A picture is worth 10,000 words in this case.

22 posted on 03/02/2014 5:34:01 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Travis McGee

Jefferson is the wrong person to ever quote because the next week he said the opposite.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 5:36:10 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: T-Bird45

Thankfully the “lyin’ king” has admonished Putin and I’m sure Vlad is rethinking his options. Nah. Probably not so much. Probably more like ROTFLHAO. We know he thinks the “lyin’ king” is just a tres-gone like punk.


24 posted on 03/02/2014 5:38:43 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: T-Bird45

The protesters are anti-western liberal democracy. Russia is anti-western. Pretty simple.

I remember seeing “anti-war” protests in Holland during the Iraq invasion. The Dutch protesters marched practically past an American WW2 cemetery. The irony was totally lost on those pinkos.

We see political calculations in everything the left does. The enemy of my enemy is my friend they think. Thus, no protests when a KGB thug goes on a rampage.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 5:39:11 AM PST by lodi90
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To: nuconvert
They got involved in Yugoslavia through NATO but we and the British were the primaries in that fight. In fact it was James Blunt (Nearest to camera) who told Wes Clark "NO" when Clark told them to take the Pristina airfield from the Russians. Blunt was backed up by General Mike Jackson.

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Oddly enough Blunt is now a famous Brit pop singer.
26 posted on 03/02/2014 5:40:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dallas59

The leader of the free world has gone to bed with the vapours.
As he lays curled up in the fetal position hugging his Nobel Peace prize and sucking his thumb he is consoled by dreams of swinging cuts in the US military.

Do we need to say more about leadership?


27 posted on 03/02/2014 5:45:16 AM PST by managusta (The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.)
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To: cripplecreek

The slaughter went on for quite a while before anyone got involved. In fact, the shame of what was happening in europe’s backyard, is what finally got to be too much for us to ignore.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 5:46:03 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: lodi90
Read an article back in the 80s along the same lines. The Chernobyl disaster had just irradiated most of Europe. The writer noticed that the only protest against Russia for it didn't have over a dozen people. When the writer asked about it he was informed that it was nothing, he should have been there a week before for the huge anti American protest.
29 posted on 03/02/2014 5:49:59 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: nuconvert
the shame of what was happening in europe’s backyard, is what finally got to be too much for us to ignore.

I dated a Serbian woman who says the disaster was that it went on for so long but that's the way it always is in Europe.
30 posted on 03/02/2014 5:50:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Travis McGee
It’s TOTALLY synthetic. Trust me.

Never trust someone who says "Trust Me" /duck

31 posted on 03/02/2014 5:57:14 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Travis McGee

I was going to say. Europe wants to be warm next winter.


32 posted on 03/02/2014 5:58:24 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Dallas59

It could be worse - Obama could have turned his attention toward “saving” the Ukraine from itself...


33 posted on 03/02/2014 6:00:17 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: HangnJudge

I agree. But I have dug into the “Hitler” quote and it’s false. It’s even worse than the old false versions, attributed to some “found letter” from a conference etc. The new bogus “Hitler” quote adds the ghengis khan stuff that I have never even seen before the false “who remembers the Armenians” quote.


34 posted on 03/02/2014 6:06:08 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Thats it exactly. And is why no one cares what Putin is up too.


35 posted on 03/02/2014 6:22:55 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: rktman
I suspect that by this time Vlad has the range on our man and has elected to ignore him. I hope.
36 posted on 03/02/2014 6:23:01 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Dallas59
Seems quiet out there. Russia invades a country one door down from the EU and crickets from the left. No cries of killing Putin and his family, no signs, No human shields....nothing.

Probably because they have their own problems and helping George Soros and the Oligarchs loot Ukraine is not high on their priority queue.

37 posted on 03/02/2014 6:25:01 AM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: Travis McGee

“Would we give up Hawaii and our naval bases there if native Hawaiian radicals took over downtown Oahu and ordered us out?”

If they are Hawaiian and Oahu is Hawaiian how does that make them radicals? We did take it by armed force, low down shenanigans and outright murder to begin with. What I mean is that it’s tough sh*t but it is their land.


38 posted on 03/02/2014 6:26:23 AM PST by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Dallas59

I heard one radio news report yesterday say that a group (didn’t give a number) of Ukranians were protesting outside the WH gates.


39 posted on 03/02/2014 6:26:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Hacksaw

I haven’t dug around in the issue enough to try to find the hand of Soros but it does seem to fit the usual globalist pattern. Break up nations into small pieces so they are weakened and then bring them under some kind of international control.

To me it never seemed Organic like the nearly ignored unrest in Venezuela.


40 posted on 03/02/2014 6:30:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dljordan

So, you think the U.S. military would leave Hawaii if a mob of native Hawaiians stormed and occupied some govt buildings in Oahu and demanded it?

REALLY???


41 posted on 03/02/2014 7:01:24 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rktman
And Russia will soon be an even BIGGER producer of oil and natural gas once the untapped oil and natural gas fields in eastern Siberia come online in the next 20 years. As such, Russia could wield even more control of the European economy--unless they can really crank up oil and natural production in the North Sea and off the coast of Norway.
42 posted on 03/02/2014 7:05:16 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Travis McGee
“The problem with internet quotes is that so many of them are false.” -—Abraham Lincoln

Lol...well done!

43 posted on 03/02/2014 7:05:51 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: rktman

Don’t forget Obama was born in Hawaii. He liked to keep the White House toasty warm.


44 posted on 03/02/2014 7:06:24 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Is that sulfur I smell?


45 posted on 03/02/2014 7:07:46 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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Commies’ specialty is hell on earth, so probably.


46 posted on 03/02/2014 7:13:15 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Dallas59
“No cries of killing Putin and his family, no signs, No human shields....nothing.”

OK, I'll wax poetic. I think we are looking at concerned but potentially terrifying dichotomy setting up. Putin has Barry by the balls. Vlad knows that Barry and his minions are no more a threat to him than persistent yipping Yorkies, desperately snapping at his heels.(apologies to small breed owners). Wait until the rest of the modern day dictatorships decide that Vlad shouldn't be the only one having fun with the completely neutered, once mighty USA. The Chinese, North Koreans, Iran will all want in.

The other side of the equation is that the rest of the so called civilized world just realized that the same USA, usually dependable, will not be bailing anyone out of this or saving anyone’s bacon . The Iron Fist and dictators are laughing their butts off, almost pitying Barry and his testicle impaired, clueless pack of miscreants.

May we all live in interesting times. The world is on it's own. Bad Barry has checked out.

47 posted on 03/02/2014 7:15:10 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Yes sir.


48 posted on 03/02/2014 7:22:45 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Artie

True enough, China is the threat that shouldn’t be ignored.


49 posted on 03/02/2014 7:30:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Travis McGee

BINGO


50 posted on 03/02/2014 7:55:02 AM PST by Vaduz
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