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Ukrainian Airforce Base Seized by Russian Soldiers
Twitter ^ | 03/01/2014 | John Schindler

Posted on 03/01/2014 12:23:52 AM PST by BurningOak

According to Crimean Tatar Majlis, Ukranian AF airbase at Kirovske has been seized by "16 military trucks packed with soldiers"


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS:
Russian troops moving into military installations, disarming Ukranian Army personnel. Breaking news from war-zone so take with necessary grain of salt.
1 posted on 03/01/2014 12:23:52 AM PST by BurningOak
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To: BurningOak

What war zone? Haven’t heard of any resistance. One good ambush of Soviet trucks would change the whole scenario.

By the way, Putin doesn’t give a flying crap what the West thinks. He controls the natural gas pipelines.

Put Obama, Kerry, Hagel and Rice together and they haven’t got the impact of one of Putin’s Vodka farts.

Meanwhile, Carney the clown is talking about “transparency” on the part of the Russians. Another turd heard from, and completely ignored, as usual.

Calling Bozo the Clown. We have a job opening for you. Pick one - President, Secy of State, Secy of Defense, UN rep, Presidential spokesman, or all of them. You’d do better.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 12:29:33 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Has Obama have any red lines left if the Russians cross any lines?


3 posted on 03/01/2014 12:40:57 AM PST by scooby321
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To: BurningOak

Of course all this is grain of salt stuff, but I bet almost none of the later facts will be better than these snippets and rumors.

This new feeling of total American irrelevance, and impotence is disheartening, my impression is that we are mere spectators to these world events now.

Irrelevance, that really stings.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 12:41:39 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Do you really need to cuss like some 14 year old kid trying to be heard?


5 posted on 03/01/2014 12:42:54 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: BurningOak

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6 posted on 03/01/2014 12:46:18 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: scooby321

“Has Obama have any red lines left if the Russians cross any lines?”
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Even Obumbo knows that Putin is a real man that could chew him up and spit him out.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 12:56:52 AM PST by AlexW
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To: BurningOak

Something along the lines of what the did in Georgia. Breakaway states. They leave the other side in power mollifying the west and ‘liberate’ for lack of a better word, the areas they want. Both times will be over the futile objections of the same two leaders, Obama and Merkel.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 1:02:20 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: BurningOak

And all that time we were ‘worried’ about terrorists at the Olympics.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 1:03:50 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: BurningOak

Those CNN photos of supposed Russian Tanks ain’t. They’re self propelled artillery.


10 posted on 03/01/2014 1:06:43 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

According to Google maps Kirovske is in Eastern Ukraine, not the Crimea.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 1:10:16 AM PST by Husker24
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To: AlexW

I don’t see Putin as a real man, I see him as a man of a type, but Reagan was my version of a real man, and I don’t mean their politics and political positions, but the guy things, like quiet masculinity versus shirtless blustering, posturing, etc. I think Reagan of 1985 would devour Putin, as would have many past American presidents.

Unfortunately Obama has almost no good human qualities of any type, masculine or any other, he isn’t totally weak, because he became president of the United States of America, but he is a mixture of indifference to America and the West, and being guided by that sentiment of dislike and a desire to hurt us, as much as the shallow man can feel, which he doesn’t, at much depth.

The world hands him opportunities to hurt us, and he can passively accept them, it is win/win for him, he doesn’t have to work hard, and the left is generally advanced in the big picture.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 1:13:54 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12

“I don’t see Putin as a real man,”
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Well, as opposed to Obama, he is a REAL man, and nobody is going to roll over him. I do, however, see your reluctance to recognize a potential adversary as such. Obama is the greatest disaster for America in modern times. I also agree that Reagan was the greatest president of my lifetime, and I am pushing 70.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 1:23:05 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Husker24

There’s two Kirovske’s. Punch in Kirovske, and you’ll see the second one’s Crimean. Airbase is southwest of town, kinda strange... huge runway, almost no buildings.


14 posted on 03/01/2014 1:24:20 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: ansel12

“This new feeling of total American irrelevance, and impotence is disheartening, my impression is that we are mere spectators to these world events now.

Irrelevance, that really stings.”

That is exactly what I hate most about the Obama foreign policy. The utter impotence of the US to assert itself in world affairs.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 1:34:52 AM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: AlexW

I know what you meant, and I shouldn’t have used the name “Reagan” because his name is too big to use, what I meant was, something is weird about Putin, he is very much a man, but not a total man, he is missing the full deck.

I think many presidents would have rolled over Putin.

Obama just isn’t a part of any of this, he got elected in 2008 and there isn’t much else to him, with the media behind him he does domestic changes, he doesn’t have any power or juice outside of the US.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 1:34:57 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: AlexW

I may as well dump everything on your account.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KqM0xZQVpE


17 posted on 03/01/2014 2:48:12 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12

Yes, Johnny is also a real man. I have always respected and admired his success.
Keep in mind, I never said that I like Putin. I can only compare him to the limp-wrist fraud that is squatting in our Whitehouse, and the fake Americans that support him.
Can you imagine Putin and Obama shaking hands? Obama would probably come away with a broken hand !
May the pox soon be lifted from America.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 3:12:53 AM PST by AlexW
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To: BurningOak

If we’re not careful this may imperil our vital interests in Abkhazia.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 3:32:52 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: ansel12

There is another outcome that could happen here too. Obomba could go all out to show his “strong side”. My thought is based on the coming election. He knows his party is going to get destroyed and what better way to keep them in power then to get engaged in some, in his mind, limited war. Unfortunately, not begin anything more than an average citizen of military strategy and being surrounded by a sea of yes men and women, he may lead us into a real disaster as we don’t have the military “check” for him to write because we don’t have the resources. A confrontation with the Ruskies now given their manpower superiority plus their geographical and logistical edges could easily escalate quickly beyond a local limited engagement IMO. If this were
a chess match, Putin has control of the center of the board and our mental midget has been relegated to defending the margins.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 3:46:23 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: BurningOak

Pizza delivery!!! No, really! Just let us in and we’ll prove it!!!!


21 posted on 03/01/2014 4:15:05 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: BurningOak

We’re seeing something akin to the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. But I worry it could turn into Hungary in 1956, which means a lot of bloodshed.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 4:24:42 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“What war zone? Haven’t heard of any resistance.”

I’ve been wondering quite the same. The Ukraine does have a military but there is zero word of any organized resistance being offered against the Russians. Could be disorganization attributable to the recent political shake-up I suppose but it seems like the Ukraine as a whole is lying down and taking it.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 4:44:20 AM PST by FAA
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To: FAA
How integrated is the Ukrainian army among ethnic Ukrainians and Russians? Is there concern about whether army units would fight or welcome the Russian invasion?
24 posted on 03/01/2014 5:16:10 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I think that may be why we’re not hearing more about military opposition to the Russian incursion from the Ukraine. Could be that serious parts of their forces are ethnic Russian and simply not willing to take up arms against their Russian brothers and sisters. Again, there appears to be a lot that needs to be sorted out in interior Ukraine.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 5:34:51 AM PST by FAA
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To: FAA

I suspect it is alot simpler than that. They have orders not to resist. One dead Ivan and Putin will invade the whole country, Ukraine is helpless without the West and Obama is not gonna help them.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 5:53:25 AM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

That’s a good bet.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 6:11:12 AM PST by FAA
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To: BurningOak

This should have been handled back in 1992, through negotiations. Even back then I knew The Crimea would one day become a flashpoint.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 6:16:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ansel12

“Do you really need to cuss like some 14 year old kid trying to be heard?”

Fourteen-year-olds use dirtier words than that these days; pop culture has been babysitting your kids when you weren’t looking.


29 posted on 03/01/2014 7:04:35 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
"One good ambush of Soviet trucks would change the whole scenario."

There must be tons of Sov-era hardware floating around down there.

30 posted on 03/01/2014 7:11:06 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: BurningOak

Ukraine gave up it nuclear arsenal for a treaty is beyond stupid ,
look at it now !


31 posted on 03/01/2014 7:45:09 AM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: PLMerite

Not on this public, conservative forum.


32 posted on 03/01/2014 1:18:41 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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