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Russian upper house approves use of force in Ukraine
CNN ^ | March 1, 2014 | Laura Smith-Spark. Diana Magnay and Ingrid Formanek

Posted on 03/01/2014 7:10:27 AM PST by maggief

Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- [Breaking News Update, 10:02 a.m. ET] (CNN) -- Russia's upper house of parliament voted Saturday to approve the use of military force in Ukraine. The vote was unanimous.

[Original Story, published 9:23 a.m. ET]

(CNN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of parliament for approval to send Russian troops into Ukraine's Crimea region to normalize the political situation there, the Kremlin said Saturday.

Due to the "extraordinary situation in Ukraine," Putin said, there are threats to the lives of Russian citizens and Russian military personnel based in the southern Crimean region.

It comes on the same day that the new pro-Russian leader of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, asked Putin for help in maintaining peace in the Black Sea peninsula -- where Russia has a major naval base at Sevastopol.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: happyhour; obamaukraine; putin; russia; russiaambassador; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; wwiii
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1 posted on 03/01/2014 7:10:27 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Very interesting. Thanks for posting, maggief.

What say our House/line-drawer-in-chief?


2 posted on 03/01/2014 7:12:53 AM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

let me be clear...

I will draw another line!

..

Reggie ... Reggie! where’d you go? come out, come out where ever you are my little love muffin !


3 posted on 03/01/2014 7:14:50 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: maggief

The Bear is about to bloody the nose of the EU, and Obama.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 7:15:36 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: maggief

http://rt.com/usa/obama-caught-medvedev-president-502/

What does Victoria FEU Nuland have to say? And John F’n Kerry?


5 posted on 03/01/2014 7:15:50 AM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Ruh Roo! Didn’t the “lyin’ king” “WARN” Putin to stay out or else? I bet Putin’s crapin’ his britches worried about obie and the pre WWII military threat.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 7:16:16 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: PGalt

7 posted on 03/01/2014 7:16:17 AM PST by billorites (nichtarbeit macht frei)
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To: PGalt

Probably ignore it as nuttin’ to worry about & have another video done of himself & Biden running through the halls of the WH followed by a glass of koolaid...errrrrr water!


8 posted on 03/01/2014 7:16:28 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: maggief
Russians in the Ukraine?

Venezuelans dying in the streets?

More people becoming uninsured under ObamaCare?

NOBODY CARES!

What important American/Global issue is on the mind of the docile American sheeple?

The Oscars!!!

(end of sarcastic rant)

9 posted on 03/01/2014 7:17:01 AM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: PGalt

What exactly do people expect Obama to do ? Engage in a military confrontation with Russia, a nuclear power, in its own backyard ? NATO could barely handle Libya without the U.S.

The second it happens, China makes it move in East Asia.


10 posted on 03/01/2014 7:17:12 AM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: sunrise_sunset

No expectations of KingHussein. He’ll do whatever HE wants.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 7:19:36 AM PST by PGalt
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To: maggief

A formation, in some manner, of a new Soviet Union, just getting cranked up.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 7:21:38 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: billorites

That’s just King Fubo showing off his flexibility.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 7:22:18 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: maggief

And now a word from the United Nations: *crickets*


14 posted on 03/01/2014 7:22:51 AM PST by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: sunrise_sunset

“That’s the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want,” Obama quipped while visiting Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, Va., with French President Francois Hollande.

More…here…

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/021114-689699-obama-francois-hollande-visit-monticello.htm


15 posted on 03/01/2014 7:22:59 AM PST by PGalt
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To: maggief

“DON’T CALL MY BLUFF!” Thus sayeth the high and mighty Barack Hussein Obama—Peace be upon him.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 7:25:17 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: maggief

This is Putin’s favorite pretext - a pro Moscow local leader asks for “fraternal assistance” and Moscow obliges.

Today the Kremlin is doing it is not for Communist ideology but out of good fashioned national pride.

And with a 70% approval rating in Russia, Putin can do whatever he wants coming off a very successful Olympics. That’s why he’s such a masterful politician.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 7:25:35 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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18 posted on 03/01/2014 7:25:50 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: maggief

Maybe they should just politely ask the people that are burning down their cities and assaulting peace officers to behave. Using force to control violent people seems so violent.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 7:26:52 AM PST by soycd
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To: PGalt

That’s not an answer. What should he do ? You can’t be suggesting he start a war over something that doesn’t matter to the US but is a vital piece to Russia’s geopolitical interest. Russia isn’t going to back down, they can’t. US citizens could care less about Ukraine if it comes down to affecting them.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 7:27:01 AM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: onyx

21 posted on 03/01/2014 7:28:11 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: goldstategop

Its not national pride. Without a warm weather port they are finished as an independent world power.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 7:28:20 AM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: swamprebel
This graphic is being posted many times in Russian social media:


23 posted on 03/01/2014 7:28:41 AM PST 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: PGalt

From last night’s “Happy Hour”, following ‘sternly worded’ remarks.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/02/28/obama-holds-happy-hour-with-the-democratic-party/

And during the speech an audience member yelled at one point, “Tell the public your plan — tell us about your plan for nuclear war with Russia!”

Obama downplayed the matter, saying, “What the heck are you talking about?” The audience then drowned out the heckler with chants of “Obama. Obama. Obama. Obama.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/28/obama-declares-happy-hour-democrats-after-dire-war/#ixzz2uj1m3t7c

An audience member then asked the president to “tell us about your plans for nuclear war with Russia.”

“What the heck are you talking about?” Mr. Obama said to laughter and applause. “No, no, don’t worry about it. We’re OK. Have a seat. I don’t know anything about that plan. I don’t know what you’ve been reading. Let me return to what I was talking about. See, he thought happy hour started earlier.”


24 posted on 03/01/2014 7:30:03 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
President Obama & Vice President Biden Show Us How They Move Away From The Ringing Red-Phone
25 posted on 03/01/2014 7:30:46 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: maggief

You guys are such BS’ers. Criticize Obama without any concrete alternative for action. You’re like liberals with Bush.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 7:31:03 AM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: airborne

Russians in the Ukraine?

Venezuelans dying in the streets?

More people becoming uninsured under ObamaCare?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g


27 posted on 03/01/2014 7:33:00 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Russian vodka?


28 posted on 03/01/2014 7:33:52 AM PST by maggief
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To: COBOL2Java
Would you care to interpret it? I'm not familiar with the symbolism.
29 posted on 03/01/2014 7:34:05 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: COBOL2Java

The resolution allows Russia to intervene anywhere in Ukraine where there are threats to Russia’s interests and the lives of its citizens.

And the Russian tricolor is starting to make an appearance in parts of Ukraine’s Russian speaking east, not just the Crimea.

So Moscow can now expand its operation if fraternal appeals for assistance begin emerging elswhere in Ukraine.


30 posted on 03/01/2014 7:34:55 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: maggief

Well, then...parallels as they exist, Russian intervention is all legal & justified. /s


31 posted on 03/01/2014 7:40:24 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: airborne

I’m stunned seeing that useless event is actually top of the fold news on many websites while SIHTF in Europe.


32 posted on 03/01/2014 7:42:06 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: airborne

No. The overriding, important, pressing issue of the day is gay marriage.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 7:43:05 AM PST by virgil
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To: logi_cal869

Well.. they do have a formal request from the new Crimean Prime Minister.

It reminds me of old Soviet tactics - they always used to find a friendly leader while airlifting in troops.

Nothing has changed.


34 posted on 03/01/2014 7:44:05 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: PGalt; crosslink; kristinn

http://stream.wsj.com/story/deadly-clashes-in-ukraine/SS-2-457850/SS-2-469091/?mod=wsj_streaming_deadly-clashes-in-ukraine

Russian senate to ask Putin to recall ambassador to U.S. after Obama’s comments On Ukraine


35 posted on 03/01/2014 7:44:30 AM PST by maggief
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To: sunrise_sunset
You guys are such BS’ers. Criticize Obama without any concrete alternative for action. You’re like liberals with Bush.

LOL! Lighten up, Francis. I'm just awaiting commands/dictates/mandates/utterances from convoluted King Hussein. Perhaps someone could stick a microphone in Jorge Bush's face. He seemed to be OK with Pooty Poot.

36 posted on 03/01/2014 7:44:52 AM PST by PGalt
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To: maggief

Which is more authorization than Zero obtained before attacking Libya.


37 posted on 03/01/2014 7:46:18 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: sunrise_sunset

For starters, Obama could use the threat of freezing assets/seizing Russian accounts in the USA. Remind them we have a couple of ships in the Black Sea.
Russia does have interests in the Crimean Peninsula, however. But we need to let them know we’re watching and actions need not escalate. Just a few friendly reminder.


38 posted on 03/01/2014 7:50:18 AM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: reagandemocrat

Yup.

The Americans are hypocrites - they helped to overthrow a foreign dictator and American lives aren’t even imperiled.

And in a country close to Russia, ethnic Russian and Russian-speaking Ukrainians lives are under real threat. And where does the West have the effrontery to tell Russia NOT to intervene to protect them?


39 posted on 03/01/2014 7:51:24 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: sunrise_sunset

Obama has done a stupendous job weakening US foreign policy. Next up is the military.

I’d say he’s doing pretty much what he intended to do.


40 posted on 03/01/2014 7:52:40 AM PST by maggief
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To: sunrise_sunset

“You guys are such BS’ers. Criticize Obama without any concrete alternative for action.”

Clinton guaranteed Ukraine that if they gave up their Nuclear Weapons, the US and NATO would protect them from “Aggression”. Remember how the media hailed it breathlessly as “Peace in our time!!!”??

Putin wouldn’t even think about doing this, if he had any doubt at all that the US would do anything serious in response. That is the cost of having a weak and spineless American President, it emboldens the military adventures of others.

He KNOWS that all Obama will do is bluster a bit. Syria proved that absolutely. Hell, the White House is even calling this an “Uncontested arrival”, not an invasion.

Putin knows the gay-controlled U.S. media has become worse than Pravda, and will quickly bury the Ukraine story, since it makes Obama look bad.


41 posted on 03/01/2014 7:52:47 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: maggief

Thanks for the links, maggief. Fascinating history unfolding in real-time. It’ll be interesting to see how TPTB react/escalate/defuse/ignore.


42 posted on 03/01/2014 7:57:44 AM PST by PGalt
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To: CrazyIvan
Would you care to interpret it? I'm not familiar with the symbolism.

Those are the Olympic mascots..this is a nice piece of satire from Russians who do not approve of what is going on. 

43 posted on 03/01/2014 7:59:14 AM PST 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: PGalt

http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2014/03/01/senior-ukrainian-politician-vitali-klitschko-calls/

UKRAINIAN POLITICAL CRISIS
49m
White House on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request to Parliament to approve use of armed forces in Ukraine: ‘We’re monitoring the situation closely, consulting with our partners, and considering the potential costs the President spoke about yesterday’ - @NBCNews

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/u-s-monitoring-putins-call-send-military-ukraine-n41881


44 posted on 03/01/2014 8:01:07 AM PST by maggief
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To: COBOL2Java

Misha the Bear may be cuddly but he can also be dangerous.


45 posted on 03/01/2014 8:01:12 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: virgil
The overriding, important, pressing issue of the day is gay marriage.

I was just thinking the same thing. The issue of the day on both the domestic and foreign fronts is gay marriage. Do people realize that our foreign policy is actually being driven by gay sex? The whole 0bama Administration is in total disconnect with the priorities of not just Americans, but the world? Their biggest concern is 'sex' and doing stupid fitness commercials.

46 posted on 03/01/2014 8:01:37 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: maggief

John McCain @SenJohnMcCain 1m

Russian Senate backs Putin request to send troops to #Ukraine- straight out of Soviet playbook. Don’t want Cold War back, but Putin seems to


47 posted on 03/01/2014 8:02:44 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

“and considering the potential costs the President spoke about yesterday’ - @NBCNews”

TRANSLATION:
“We are waiting for the Open Society Institute to tell us how to help the Soros Clan make MORE MONEY.”


48 posted on 03/01/2014 8:03:49 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: PGalt

1 HR AGO
UPDATE
Russian Senator: Obama ‘Crossed Red Line’ With Warning of Costs for Russia
Russian Senator: Obama “crossed red line” with warning of costs for Russia if it intervenes in Ukraine
Russian Senator: “Obama has offended the Russian people”

**** President Amateur..maybe he should throw another happy hour.


49 posted on 03/01/2014 8:05:29 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: maggief

Here we go....


50 posted on 03/01/2014 8:07:29 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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