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Russian Legislators Present Bill to Facilitate Annexation of Ukrainian Crimea
Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | February 28, 2014 | Frances Martel

Posted on 02/28/2014 10:24:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Members of the strongly pro-Putin Just Russia Party are introducing a bill in the Duma that would make it easier for Russia to annex territories that vote to join the nation. According to the drafters of the bill, the objective would be to "lend a hand" to pro-Russian forces in Ukraine.

According to the UK Telegraph, Just Russia Party second-in-command Mikhail Yemelyanov introduced a bill today that would allow any territory that has a referendum vote or passes a law in their local legislatures indicating a desire to be a part of Russia to become an official territory of the Russian Federation. This would eliminate the requirement that the nation currently calling the territory part of their sovereign land must agree to hand that territory over to Russia.

The bill would make it possible for the Parliament of Crimea, a Ukrainian territory in the South populated heavily by ethnic Russians, to become a part of Russia by simply passing a law or a referendum vote.

According to Venezuelan newspaper El Universal, the Just Russia Party is not being coy about the move being a direct attempt to annex parts of Ukraine. "With this law," said party leader Vladimir Vassilyev, "we are lending a hand to help our friends in Ukraine." Vassilyev is a co-sponsor of the bill, and added that Crimea "keeps their destiny in their own hands" even if the bill is passed....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; putin; russia; ukraine
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1 posted on 02/28/2014 10:24:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This will be over before Ozoomba gets his head out of his posterior. Or Reggie’s.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 10:30:02 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Putin figured out who Obama is and what he is made of so for him, the US President is a toothless gnat.

After Obama set up his “RESET” and “SOFTPOWER” doctrines, the Russians (and the rest of America's enemies)knew that they had a free hand in the world.

No surprises here, very sad and very dangerous.
NOBODY CAN RELY ON THE US NOW...for anything.

3 posted on 02/28/2014 10:33:33 PM PST by Netz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

National sovereignty means nothing if your neighbor is Russia


4 posted on 02/28/2014 10:34:24 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Russians just want a little breathing room. That’s all. Uncle Vlad promises he won’t invade anymore countries after this. KGB’s Honor


5 posted on 02/28/2014 10:43:23 PM PST by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way)
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To: GeronL

Well, they do “let” the affected Ukranians vote or have legislators approve the annexation. And there are sections of the Ukraine that are pro-Russia. Seems like dividing the Ukraine might be good for Ukranians on both sides. (Sometimes I wonder whether it would be better to divide America into the pro-freedom states and the FSA states.)


6 posted on 02/28/2014 10:50:41 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

We aren’t really divided by state lines though, in many places anyways


7 posted on 02/28/2014 10:53:25 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

lol

Breathing room, lot of that in Siberia


8 posted on 02/28/2014 10:53:57 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heh.
Next stop the Donbas.
Next, maybe, Belorussia.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 10:59:00 PM PST by buwaya
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To: coloradan
Well, they do “let” the affected Ukranians vote or have legislators approve the annexation. And there are sections of the Ukraine that are pro-Russia. Seems like dividing the Ukraine might be good for Ukranians on both sides. (Sometimes I wonder whether it would be better to divide America into the pro-freedom states and the FSA states.)

How do you have a vote with thousands of "troops" armed with military weapons strolling through your streets? None of them wear the isignia of any nation. It's a dishonorable intimidation. Those are not soldiers, they are thugs.
10 posted on 02/28/2014 11:13:01 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: GeronL

The is no sovereignty in the EU, you can run from boarder to boarder in Europe no questions asked. Also the cold war is over and NATO should have been dismantled when the wall came down. The WARSAW PACT was dismantled. So in a real sense, the Russians feel like the NATO push to their boarder is not viable.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 11:13:10 PM PST by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Busko

Ukraine was not in the EU


12 posted on 02/28/2014 11:14:40 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

And individual rights mean nothing when Ukrainian Right Sector Nazis march down your street.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 11:19:23 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: GeronL

I’m talking about all the ass clowns that think want the EU to be the savior of the Ukraine. It is easy to see what is happening. All the Money that he EU wants from the IMF and the UK and the US. Just another country for them to destroy with their social agenda.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 11:21:28 PM PST by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Busko
As one living in the European Union I agree with you that there is much to be feared from the left social agenda here. However, their record on human rights is very good, it is on the economic side that we conservatives find a greater threat.

The threat in America is on both sides with our elections being stolen, our Bill of Rights being trampled, our Constitution becoming a relic, our national debt out of control, our Congress dysfunctional, and our chief executive becoming a tyrant.

We ought to think about why ethnic Russians in Ukraine might vote to align themselves with an autocracy or, perhaps better said, a thugocracy, in Russia with its manifest and concommonant loss of human rights rather than align themselves with a benign if imperfect European Union? Perhaps the same analysis would lead to the same conclusions if we considered why the African American "community" does the same thing.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 2:08:18 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Israel should annex the west Jordon river.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 3:25:57 AM PST by the_daug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
October 2012: obama chides Romney: "The 1980s are calling, they want their foreign policy back"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS2a44F5TgM

17 posted on 03/01/2014 3:58:03 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Didn't Obama just show Putin who's boss by sending a delegation of Queers to the Sochi Olympics?
18 posted on 03/01/2014 4:27:31 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: nathanbedford
The threat in America is on both sides with our elections being stolen, our Bill of Rights being trampled, our Constitution becoming a relic, our national debt out of control, our Congress dysfunctional, and our chief executive becoming a tyrant.

Hardly a threat...we are already here...

19 posted on 03/01/2014 4:49:33 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: coloradan

I think that’s the outcome and, honestly, why shouldn’t it be? If parts of the Ukraine want to remain close to Russia and the population deems it so via the vote then so be it. Of course you may have to wonder about fraud but we do know that large parts of the country are Russian speaking and were not interested in this latest interior political strife.

Plenty of stories over the last few years about parts of Colorado or California wanting to do that exact thing and it’s largely promoted here.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 5:21:32 AM PST by FAA
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To: FAA

America isn’t exactly in any sort of position to tell other countries about avoiding vote fraud.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 7:12:28 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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