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Apocalypse soon: Ukrainian president reportedly flees Kiev
Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2014 | Allahpundit

Posted on 02/21/2014 8:04:53 PM PST by george76

If what The Interpreter’s hearing is true, Yanukovych has left Kiev for the city of Kharkiv. Maybe that’s because he’s lost control of the capital or maybe, as the State Department claims, he’s gone to Kharkiv to, ahem, shore up support. Either way, though, there’s no scenario where the government simply abdicates and the opposition takes over. Russia won’t relinquish the country that easily. So either things are about to get even rougher in Kiev as Putin fills the power vacuum or Yanukovych is planning a new move. What does that mean? Naval War College prof John Schindler fears the worst:

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all of the most combat ready of the Berkut and army forces have been transferred to Kharkiv and the southeast.

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Russia is prepared to fight a war over the Ukrainian territory of Crimea to protect the ethnic Russian population and its military base there, a senior government official has told the FT.

“If Ukraine breaks apart, it will trigger a war,” the official said. “They will lose Crimea first [because] we will go in and protect [it], just as we did in Georgia.” In August 2008, Russian troops invaded Georgia after the Georgian military launched a surprise attack on the separatist region of South Ossetia in an effort to establish its dominance over the republic…

However, many government officials say in private that Ukraine falls inside Russia’s sphere of influence. “We will not allow Europe and the US to take Ukraine from us. The states of the former Soviet Union, we are one family,” said a foreign policy official. “They think Russia is still as weak as in the early 1990s but we are not.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; georgia; kharkiv; kiev; russia; ukraine; yanukovych

1 posted on 02/21/2014 8:04:53 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

And with the Olympics going on. Oy.

I don’t know how any of that will end well, over there.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 8:08:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: george76

Gorbachev makes millions in San Francisco so no big deal.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 8:10:09 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: F15Eagle; LucyT; lizol; Candor7; Lukasz; Grzegorz 246; Jedi Master Pikachu; knighthawk; BIGLOOK

4 posted on 02/21/2014 8:15:51 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

We are about to see live SHTF. I just hope the clown in the ‘white hut’ has sense to stay out of it!!


5 posted on 02/21/2014 8:16:17 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Bump

I read reports that several planes left with no passengers yesterday. Probably filled with money and metals...


6 posted on 02/21/2014 8:18:48 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: george76

Too bad we’re not empire-builders, sounds like this country is on sale, cheap.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 8:22:40 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Kartographer

Sounds like another foreign affairs job for McCain and his mini-me Linda.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 8:24:25 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Kartographer

We could always send arms to Ukrainian rebels, the way we did to the Afghan rebels during the Soviet occupation. And, as an added bonus, I doubt that we’ll see an Al Qaeda growing out of this bunch.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 8:37:07 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

$40k shoulder SAMs knocking down $50M Sukhoi Su-35s could be advantageous.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 8:51:11 PM PST by Reaganez
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To: bigbob

The oligarchs and their cronies already bought the good stuff cheap long ago.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 8:56:04 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: george76

Truth is, if we don’t do you-know-what, Russia will start conquering and collecting satellite countries again. Remember where that got us through the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Can you say, “Duck and cover?” Can you say, “MAD” on steroids? The potential for nuclear exchanges is already quite a bit higher now than then, BTW. Russia isn’t the only nation building nuclear forces against us.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 8:59:55 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: george76

I love the Ukraine. It’s the birthplace of the most beautiful woman in the world.

http://www.joblo.com/hollywood-celebrities/picture_viewer.php?pic=/moviehotties/images/profile-gallery/orig/milla-jovovich-embarazada.jpg


13 posted on 02/21/2014 9:33:03 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: george76

“Ukrainian president reportedly flees Kiev”

Probably headed toward Sochi disguised as a female speed skater.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 9:34:52 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: haroldeveryman

Nothing going to happen til the games are over. Looks like Civil War. Russia will march in and seize all the Russian speaking parts “to Protect them” from the Mobs if things get bad. This could get worse—real fast. IF Russia moves they will launch a cyber attack first (they always do). Putin doesn’t want this—he rather take the nation though barter and peaceful conquest in his bid to reform the Russian Empire.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 3:34:04 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: george76

If Yanukovich has left Kiev he has already ceded his position. He is trying to talley his base in eastern Ukraine but in Kiev Klitchko and newly freed Yulia Timoshenko are organizing things. Yanukovich may wind up “Ceauseacued” by his own supporters.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 3:54:22 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: VerySadAmerican
"Leeloo Dallas...Multipass."
17 posted on 02/22/2014 5:01:01 AM PST by EEGator
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To: george76

I wonder if Barry looks at the scene in the Kiev square and has even an inkling of what may come for him?


18 posted on 02/22/2014 7:55:00 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Kartographer

Fear not. This has little to do with global warming and gay rights.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 9:42:51 AM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Kartographer

I don’t think we have to worry about that. He can’t even get them to answer the phone.


20 posted on 02/22/2014 4:29:53 PM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Kartographer

LOL! When have we had this Resideent display any sense?


21 posted on 02/22/2014 5:04:19 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Reaganez

Charlie Wilson thought along those same lines.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 9:58:30 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: george76
If Russian tanks roll, how does the EU answer?

With an irresistible multi-front combined-arms offensive conducted by...uh...conducted by...

Whimpering. I'm thinking whimpering.

23 posted on 02/22/2014 10:10:20 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

exactly

The same way they stood up and stopped Russia from whacking Georgia around....

oh wait


24 posted on 02/22/2014 10:12:54 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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