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So what if Putin says he wants Alaska back?
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Posted on 03/22/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Just wondering what would happen....never say never, right? How tepid would the USA react?

What if Putin said he just wanted "this island" of Alaska's, or "that small region"?

He might say Peter the Great did not represent the will of the Russian people when he sold the land to William Seward on behalf of the United States....

What would the nation do? What would the regime do? What would you do?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alaska; crimea; gimme; pacifism; putin; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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I post this in chat...because I am wondering.

I don't think Putin would do this...frankly, as weak as I think Team Obama is, THIS would be enough to push them into military action.

Thoughts?

1 posted on 03/22/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I see another Absolut Vodka ad coming up.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 11:03:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SoFloFreeper

We give him Vermont and call it square.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 11:04:27 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Alaska is probably promised to whoever owns our debt. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that our nature resources are used as collateral.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 11:05:11 AM PDT by moviefan8
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To: SoFloFreeper

If Obama becomes any more tyrannical, Alaska would vote for secession. haha


5 posted on 03/22/2014 11:05:50 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

Palin would kick his ass back to the Stone Age.


6 posted on 03/22/2014 11:06:08 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Then he’ll ask for Northern California back as well...


7 posted on 03/22/2014 11:06:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I would imagine the 600,000 residents of Alaska might have something to say about that.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 11:06:50 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I emailed that question to my rep. the other day. I await her answer.
Glad to see there are others thinking the same.


9 posted on 03/22/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You are probably correct. Even this loser of a president might draw the line there, but I think Putin might try anyway short of military action just to distract and preoccupy us.

I wonder if Obama is regretting his “Flexibility after the election” promise he made the Russians.

At some point even a pacifist might object to an invasion...


10 posted on 03/22/2014 11:07:24 AM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’d be a lot more concerned about Mexico taking the southwest back. Its already overrun.


11 posted on 03/22/2014 11:08:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh I’m not to sure about that. Probably O’bummer doesn’t even know where Alaska is and would probably think it’s another country so he will give it up gladly since they did not vote for him.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No, not Alaska, we counter with Chicago.


13 posted on 03/22/2014 11:08:35 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Vendome
Then he’ll ask for Northern California back as well...

He'll no doubt demand Russian Hill back, at least.

14 posted on 03/22/2014 11:08:48 AM PDT by Ahithophel (Communication is an art form susceptible to sudden technical failure)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mac daddy will reply in the most serious way by drawing and extra wide red line and follow it up with many, many, many more red lines. There tht will show them just how mad he really, really is and then he will go on another $250,000,000.00 tax payer vacation.


15 posted on 03/22/2014 11:08:52 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: dainbramaged

Some it would seem want to go to Russia, but they could be sleeper cells...

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/alaska-back-russia/SFG1ppfN


16 posted on 03/22/2014 11:11:17 AM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Call in all WWII debt from Russia. When Putin says, “But you forgave those WWII loans immediately after the war!” Respond by saying, “That was yesterday, today is today. Just as the sale of Alaska was yesterday.”


17 posted on 03/22/2014 11:11:28 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: smokingfrog

BTTT!


18 posted on 03/22/2014 11:11:53 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Our politicians have been preserving ANWAR for someone, and it ain’t the caribou.

I believe there’s a level or coordination between Washington and Moscow that we can’t even fathom.


19 posted on 03/22/2014 11:12:17 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If he wants it , now is the time to just take it. Obummer wont do a thing. Of course he has to watch out for Sarah Palin, she may just kick his macho ass.


20 posted on 03/22/2014 11:12:22 AM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

It’s funny, I was thinking about the very same thing yesterday. My wife and I are active duty military. I am retiring 1 September of this year, but my wife has 7 more years to go. She just got orders for Elmendorf AFB yesterday. We’re excited, and I’ve been there TDY so I know how beautiful Anchorage is. Anyways, I was thinking what the regime would do if Putin declared Alaska was to be returned to Russia.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 11:15:40 AM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: SoFloFreeper

Secretary Kerry would insist that they refund the money paid for “Seward’s Folly”. ($7.2 Million, or 2 cents per acre)


22 posted on 03/22/2014 11:15:44 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: SoFloFreeper

But why? Eastern Siberia may hold gigantic mineral riches and huge reserves of petroleum and natural gas, so they don’t need Alaska.


23 posted on 03/22/2014 11:16:27 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Ahithophel

LOL

Never know


24 posted on 03/22/2014 11:16:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SoFloFreeper

"Is Alaska a state?"

"Uh, lessee...yeah."

"Eh, who cares? Palin's from there, right? Buncha white people run the place...let him have it."


25 posted on 03/22/2014 11:17:15 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: dainbramaged

...kind of like the overwhelming majority of Michigan voters had something to say about marriage, right?


26 posted on 03/22/2014 11:19:09 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
I am already displaying this sign on a sandwich board at Lukoil. Buying your fuel here helps support Russian aggression and the murder of innocents.
27 posted on 03/22/2014 11:20:18 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: SoFloFreeper

The president will monitor the situation closely


28 posted on 03/22/2014 11:20:28 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tell him to come and get it if he is man enough.


29 posted on 03/22/2014 11:23:48 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You lost me on that one - I lived in Alaska for 25 years and know the people well.


30 posted on 03/22/2014 11:24:23 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Vendome

I’d consider lettin him have California if they could transport it to Russia


31 posted on 03/22/2014 11:24:34 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SoFloFreeper

32 posted on 03/22/2014 11:27:32 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SoFloFreeper

junior would give it back to him in a minute.

one less red state.


33 posted on 03/22/2014 11:27:54 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: billorites

no...give him taxachusetts


34 posted on 03/22/2014 11:28:29 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Why would Putin want Alaska back?

There are very few Russians in Alaska, and none are being mistreated.

Alaskan oil goes to Putin approved recipients, and Putin doesn't need more oil.

Alaska has no more military or transportation value that existing Russian territory across the strait.

Alaska was a legitimate purchase, not a contested military spoil, and Russia was paid in full.

I don't recall any Russian-Alaskan disputes at all much less ones that could be blown up.

Fur coats? Can Alaskans get real fur coats? Russians don't want any of that fake crap.

35 posted on 03/22/2014 11:30:23 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Mouton

“No, not Alaska, we counter with Chicago.”

No, Chicago goes to the Polish, Lithuanians, and others. Highland Park is where you find a sizable community of Russians/Russian-Americans. Also communities in New York, Maryland, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Washington, and California have populations of Russian/Russian-Americans greater than 10 percent. West Hollywood, California is one of those communities.


36 posted on 03/22/2014 11:31:45 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, us Alaskans would kick their behinds back to Moscow!


37 posted on 03/22/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

38 posted on 03/22/2014 11:37:20 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You obviously are very bored today.


39 posted on 03/22/2014 11:39:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah we trade Deadliest catch crew for Vlady they kick his KGB a*** LOL!


40 posted on 03/22/2014 11:42:28 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dainbramaged; Jet Jaguar; Kathy in Alaska; All

OH yeah we have plenty of Alaskan freepers here too would tell Vlady where to stand and sit LOL!


41 posted on 03/22/2014 11:43:05 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SoFloFreeper; smokingfrog; Jane Long; SevenofNine

42 posted on 03/22/2014 12:03:18 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: fish hawk
Of course he has to watch out for Sarah Palin, she may just kick his macho ass.

Or have his head mounted on the side of Todd's tool shed.......................

43 posted on 03/22/2014 12:03:37 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: KC_Lion

LOL.

That is a great scene. I love it. Well done.


44 posted on 03/22/2014 12:08:30 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Mexicans want “Atzlan” back and they are succeeding. They have invaded us, not with their army, but an invasion just the same. Once here, they reproduce at an alarming rate, demand that the citizens pay for their education, healthcare and other welfare. They have protests and wave the Mexican flag.
They get people like Obama elected.


45 posted on 03/22/2014 12:12:43 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Mouton

Throw in Detroit.


46 posted on 03/22/2014 12:24:44 PM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: KC_Lion

LOL!! Love it!

Puty: “Yeah, she’s my neighbor....and she’ll kick your scrawny ^zz!”


47 posted on 03/22/2014 12:39:01 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: KC_Lion

Putin: “You don’t scare me...I got chunks of guys like you...in my stool.”


48 posted on 03/22/2014 12:41:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Viennacon

“If Obama becomes any more tyrannical, Alaska would vote for secession. haha”

I was think that, too. “Please take us!”


49 posted on 03/22/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: CodeToad

In the end, you might have just ‘Vermont’ controlled and operated from the autonomous republic of White House.


50 posted on 03/22/2014 12:44:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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