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Ukraine’s Leader Flees Palace as Protesters Widen Control
nytimes ^ | FEB. 22, 2014 | By ANDREW HIGGINS and ANDREW E. KRAMER 4:33 AM ET

Posted on 02/22/2014 7:20:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

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To: molson209
Yup, that's one thing us westerners don't have a grasp on is the mind set of those in the east, it's call saving face.
Putin does not want to lose face in sight of his host country is the country of hosting the Olympics.
You can bet a good horse fly that Putin will deal harshly after the Olympics is over.
101 posted on 02/23/2014 8:53:17 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
From what I read China and Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovych signed some kind of bilateral treaty that China and Ukraine are now “strategic partners.”
In other words ? if the Ukraine is threatened with nukes or a nuclear invasion that China would protect them.
More so China would also protect them from inside threats as in : "the establishment of any separatist, terrorist and extremist organizations or groups, and any of their acts, to harm each country’s sovereign rights, security and territorial integrity.” .
Now Obama wants to act like John Wayne cowboy and try to be the king of the hill and threaten the Ukraine with China's protection.
Just like Syria, so to Obama wants to get the USA into a major war escalating into a nuclear war.
How much you want to bet that Obama already know's the treaty that China and the Ukraine signed and that was the plan all along ?
102 posted on 02/23/2014 9:11:15 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Ivan Mazepa

Its a bidet.


103 posted on 02/23/2014 9:15:08 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: Ivan Mazepa

The “Other” bathroom fixture is a bidet.


104 posted on 02/23/2014 10:38:45 AM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons; they shipped them to Russia.


105 posted on 02/23/2014 10:57:53 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: miliantnutcase

If Russia becomes Balkanized, it will be because it never learned to treat its citizens like citizens. Putin will be the reason.


106 posted on 02/23/2014 10:59:09 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

We’ll have to see what happens. That part of the world seems to change borders quite frequently.


107 posted on 02/23/2014 1:15:48 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This is a model of events that the U.S. Should heed to rid the nation of Bo and his pack of criminals.


108 posted on 02/24/2014 4:06:15 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: yldstrk

Hear, hear.


109 posted on 02/24/2014 4:08:02 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: miliantnutcase

Russia is balkanized because it is a union of 80n countries. Ukraine is one and won’t “balkanize”, it has always been its own, just invaded time and again because it is plains, Europe’s breadbasket


110 posted on 02/24/2014 6:27:38 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: American Constitutionalist

- flexible0bama


111 posted on 02/25/2014 3:38:54 AM PST by devolve (- as I reach the vinyl curtain - I shall continue to misspell simple words - but I did it - my whey)
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