Skip to comments.Russian upper house approves use of force in Ukraine
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.
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Very interesting. Thanks for posting, maggief.
What say our House/line-drawer-in-chief?
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 !
The Bear is about to bloody the nose of the EU, and Obama.
What does Victoria FEU Nuland have to say? And John F’n Kerry?
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.
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!
Venezuelans dying in the streets?
More people becoming uninsured under ObamaCare?
What important American/Global issue is on the mind of the docile American sheeple?
(end of sarcastic rant)
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.
No expectations of KingHussein. He’ll do whatever HE wants.
A formation, in some manner, of a new Soviet Union, just getting cranked up.
That’s just King Fubo showing off his flexibility.
And now a word from the United Nations: *crickets*
“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.
“DON’T CALL MY BLUFF!” Thus sayeth the high and mighty Barack Hussein Obama—Peace be upon him.
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.
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.
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.
Its not national pride. Without a warm weather port they are finished as an independent world power.
From last night’s “Happy Hour”, following ‘sternly worded’ remarks.
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.”
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, dont worry about it. Were OK. Have a seat. I dont know anything about that plan. I dont know what youve been reading. Let me return to what I was talking about. See, he thought happy hour started earlier.
You guys are such BS’ers. Criticize Obama without any concrete alternative for action. You’re like liberals with Bush.
Russians in the Ukraine?
Venezuelans dying in the streets?
More people becoming uninsured under ObamaCare?
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.
Well, then...parallels as they exist, Russian intervention is all legal & justified. /s
I’m stunned seeing that useless event is actually top of the fold news on many websites while SIHTF in Europe.
No. The overriding, important, pressing issue of the day is gay marriage.
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.
Russian senate to ask Putin to recall ambassador to U.S. after Obamas comments On Ukraine
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.
Which is more authorization than Zero obtained before attacking Libya.
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.
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?
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.
“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.
Thanks for the links, maggief. Fascinating history unfolding in real-time. It’ll be interesting to see how TPTB react/escalate/defuse/ignore.
Those are the Olympic mascots..this is a nice piece of satire from Russians who do not approve of what is going on.
UKRAINIAN POLITICAL CRISIS
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
Misha the Bear may be cuddly but he can also be dangerous.
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.
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
“and considering the potential costs the President spoke about yesterday - @NBCNews”
“We are waiting for the Open Society Institute to tell us how to help the Soros Clan make MORE MONEY.”
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**** President Amateur..maybe he should throw another happy hour.
Here we go....