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Putin gets permission to use Russian military in Ukraine
FoxNews.com ^ | 3-1-2014 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 03/01/2014 7:53:18 AM PST by servo1969

Russian President Vladimir Putin received permission Saturday from parliament to mobilize the country's military in Ukraine.

Putin says the move is needed to protect ethnic Russians and the personnel of a Russian military base in Ukraine's strategic region of Crimea. The request comes a day after President Obama warned Moscow that "there will be costs" if it intervenes militarily in Ukraine.

Putin move appears to formalize what Ukrainian officials described as an ongoing deployment of Russian troops in the strategic region of Crimea. His motion loosely refers to the "territory of Ukraine" rather than specifically to Crimea, raising the possibility that Moscow could use military force in other Russian-speaking provinces in eastern and southern Ukraine where many oppose the new authorities in Kiev.

He said the move is needed to protect ethnic Russians and the personnel of a Russian military base in Ukraine's strategic region of Crimea. Putin sent the request to the Russian legislature's upper house, which has to approve the motion, according to the constitution. The rubber-stamp parliament is certain to approve it in a vote expected Saturday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: invasion; obama; putin; ukraine
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But Obama said not to and stuff! Come on! Stop it!

Putin is about as worried about our nancy-boy president as he would be a waiter at the Olive Garden. "Um, Sir? There's no smoking in the restaurant, Sir."

1 posted on 03/01/2014 7:53:18 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

This operation could expand depending on what “fraternal appeals” come from other parts of Ukraine.

Russia is carving the country up by establishing pro-Russian protectorates there.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 7:56:00 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: servo1969
Has Neville “Obama” Chamberlain called for “peace in our time”?
3 posted on 03/01/2014 7:58:22 AM PST by apillar
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To: servo1969

nancy-boy president as he would be a waiter at the Olive Garden

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Pee Wee Herman has more gravitas than Obama.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 7:59:03 AM PST by Starboard
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To: apillar

Has Neville “Obama” Chamberlain called for “peace in our time”?

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Its more like surrender in our time. We will be the ones paying the cost, not Putin.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 8:01:20 AM PST by Starboard
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To: servo1969
If anything, obama works for Putin.

Perhaps a Papal visit to Moscow would influence Putin's plans and timeline?

6 posted on 03/01/2014 8:02:24 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: servo1969
Putin says the move is needed to protect ethnic Russians

Sounds eerily similar to what Hitler said at the start of WWII.

7 posted on 03/01/2014 8:03:06 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Starboard

Obama’s threat to boycott the G-8 in Sochi is full of hot air.

Before long this will be all over.

And every one knows it.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 8:03:14 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: servo1969

I understand that Obama chose not to defend Ukraine when he learned that they too have a law protecting their children from being sodomized by Americans.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 8:03:37 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Starboard
I'm afraid the incompetent fraud might decide that as long as he's president he ought to play Commander & Chief - with a real opponent.

For him its a twofer - the power of immediate life & death at his whim; with the decimation of our armed forces as a bonus.

His civil national security force can take it from there.

10 posted on 03/01/2014 8:07:36 AM PST by skeeter
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To: servo1969

So rude of Putin to spoil Obama’s happy hour.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 8:09:39 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: P-Marlowe

Putin says the move is needed to protect ethnic Russians

“Sounds eerily similar to what Hitler said at the start of WWII.”

Yes, taking a page from Der Fuhrer’s playbook.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 8:12:12 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: servo1969

Russia and Putin’s foreign policy goals: strengthening his nation’s interests and growing its empire.

America and Obama’s foreign policy goals: promoting homosex all over the globe.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 8:12:44 AM PST by greene66
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To: servo1969
Russia recalls it's ambassador to the US.
14 posted on 03/01/2014 8:13:41 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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15 posted on 03/01/2014 8:15:52 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: skeeter

It will be interesting to see how the country reacts to the depths of Obama’s dangerous incompetence and malevolence. How much of this will be tolerated while we are losing our grip in the world and becoming more vulnerable by the day? At some point a palpable level of national fear will set in.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 8:18:21 AM PST by Starboard
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To: servo1969
As long as the people in those areas want to be part of Russia, why can`t they? Lets not forget that the elected government was overthrown in a revolution meant to establish EU control over them, if those areas have the right of self determination, why not the others?

So we now cherry pick based on reliving the "glory days" of the cold war? "I hate those commie Rooskies!", says the old armchair General!

Get over it!

17 posted on 03/01/2014 8:22:48 AM PST by nomad
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To: Starboard
Thanks to 50 years of public "education" Americans have become too collectively ignorant of the world around them and its history to perceive a threat from abroad. IMO.

Its still a matter of personal finances, I'm afraid - people won't be moved to do anything about their corrupt incompetent government until the pain becomes unbearable.

18 posted on 03/01/2014 8:23:49 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Starboard
It will be interesting to see how the country reacts to the depths of Obama’s dangerous incompetence and malevolence.

It all depends on how the media spins this. And they'll spin it to somehow make Obama look really good: Obama slaps down Putin with harsh statement! Obama refuses to fall into Putin's Ukraine trap! That sort of stuff.

19 posted on 03/01/2014 8:27:03 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Starboard

Well, Putin has got his “flexibility” from our clown prince president that he promised...


20 posted on 03/01/2014 8:27:41 AM PST by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: skeeter

I doubt that 1 in 10 have any idea where the Ukraine is, or even what it is for that matter. The objective of our “education” system is to make people dependent on government and to promote its authority.

You’re absolutely right, fear and pain are the only things that cause people to re-assess their views and/or change their opinions.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 8:30:33 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Leaning Right

And they’ll spin it to somehow make Obama look really good:

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It’ll take a form something like this: “The president acted with great restraint in the face of an international crisis. Through measured actions he has avoided a dangerous confrontation. Blah, blah, etc.”

The MSM will be working overtime to put a positive spin on his ineptitude and incompetence.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 8:33:41 AM PST by Starboard
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To: servo1969

Fear and stupidity are a bad combination...and will lead to VERY bad decisions by President Zero. Couple that with SOD Hagel trying to turn our military into the Boy Scouts...

We’re in trouble.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 8:48:54 AM PST by moovova
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To: servo1969

It’s clear that Putin doesn’t need anyone’s permission for anything.


24 posted on 03/01/2014 8:53:49 AM PST by glennaro
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To: servo1969

I find it interesting that FOX used the phrase “The rubber-stamp parliament is certain to approve it in a vote expected Saturday.” That could apply to Obama and the current rubber stamp House and Senate in the US.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 8:58:28 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: skeeter

I think you have articulated the real risk. While I do not believe he could pull it off presently, if his domestic policy continues it won’t be long before the risk increases.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 9:01:10 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: servo1969
the boy issued a warning his faggot ass can't backup now looks even more impotent than ever... if that's even possible
27 posted on 03/01/2014 9:02:15 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Who knows, maybe he does want a war. Maybe even Putin already arranged to “yield” because he felt sorry for the boy.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 9:03:50 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: glennaro

But notice how he did ASK permission of his parliment, which is more than we can say for the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue.


29 posted on 03/01/2014 9:11:55 AM PST by jimjohn (You don't get the kind of government you want, or the kind you need. You get the kind you deserve.)
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To: jimjohn
Yours is an excellent -- and quite disturbing -- point.
30 posted on 03/01/2014 9:14:55 AM PST by glennaro
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To: servo1969
President Pantywaist will be strapping on his Mom Jeans and getting ready
to give Vladimir Putin a good old fashion finger-wagging, harsh scolding.


31 posted on 03/01/2014 9:16:13 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: servo1969
So what happened is the Ukraine President got elected to align with the EU, instead wanted to align with the Russians?

That conflict caused the people to rebel and the Ukraine Parliament removed the President?

The Ukraine President goes to Russia and gets his best buds to basically invade and will now erase everyone from power who does not like alignment with Russia; is that about it?

Oh and in a TV moment Obama goes on TV to voice his displeasure and says he might do something some day about it and leaves with his tube of lubricant, about right?

32 posted on 03/01/2014 9:20:05 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy
Oh and in a TV moment Obama goes on TV to voice his displeasure and says he might do something some day about it and leaves with his tube of lubricant

He also told assembled Democrats “Well, it’s Friday. It’s after 5 o’clock. So, this is now officially happy hour with the Democratic party... I can do that. It is an executive action. I have the authority.”

Look, you can be angry with him if you want, but he only reads what's on the teleprompter.

33 posted on 03/01/2014 9:25:51 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: GBA

Were Putin and Palin the only ones who saw this coming?


34 posted on 03/01/2014 9:26:04 AM PST by billhilly
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

His teleprompter has a thin skin for a communist.


35 posted on 03/01/2014 9:26:33 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: billhilly

Heck, anyone with knowledge of the area could see this day happening way back in 1992.


36 posted on 03/01/2014 9:27:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: servo1969

37 posted on 03/01/2014 9:31:38 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: billhilly

Palin only saw it coming because she could see Russia from her porch.


38 posted on 03/01/2014 9:36:02 AM PST by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: Starboard

Our problem is that most Americans couldn’t find most countries on a map.
They have no clue how diplomacy works. It was the strength of our country that kept us free and prosperous. No one would ever consider making us their enemy. Today, everyone knows that our leaders are weak, our population cares more about Government handouts and our morals have declined to rival Sodom and Gomorrah. Americans have no idea what it means to try to live in bad times where they would have to stand in line to be fed soup and bread.
Russia is expanding all over the world, close to our mainland. All it will take is China seeing an opportunity to join the other forces. We would be up the creek without a paddle. Or should I say with our dismantling of our military, without a defense? I have never seen a situation where our allies don’t trust us any more and our enemies forge alliances against us.
A sad situation formed by a community agitator.


39 posted on 03/01/2014 9:48:52 AM PST by americanbychoice3
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To: americanbychoice3

Does anyone else wonder about what influence the intelligence gleaned from Snowden might have factored into this? Interesting that this invasion comes very shortly after the idiot Hagel announces a huge cut planned for our armed forces. We couldn’t have sent a clearer signal highlighting our unwillingness to fight for anything.


40 posted on 03/01/2014 9:53:43 AM PST by binreadin
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To: Auntie Dem

Thanks for the reply. It was a rhetorical question with a touch of irony.


41 posted on 03/01/2014 9:59:45 AM PST by billhilly
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To: HiTech RedNeck
yeah, ya never know anymore...
42 posted on 03/01/2014 10:52:21 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: billhilly
Were Putin and Palin the only ones who saw this coming?

In between being either angry or frustrated, I can't help but admire the way things are being set up.

Looking at our situation through the Cloward-Piven filter, I have to wonder just how close are we to tumbling over.

If I was into world domination, the America we used to be, along with the NATO countries and our other allies are what stand in the way.

One by one they've been taken out, and here we few are, standing on the edge, teetering in the wind and posing for a selfie.

I hope it captures the look of surprise.
Priceless...but the usual suspects will still get the bill.

43 posted on 03/01/2014 8:21:28 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: americanbychoice3

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”

— Ayn Rand


44 posted on 03/02/2014 6:30:08 AM PST by Starboard
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To: GBA

Keep your chin up. We have been here before. It is up to us, the electorate, to correct this direction, and God willing, we will in November.


45 posted on 03/02/2014 6:53:21 AM PST by billhilly
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To: GBA

Keep your chin up. We have been here before. It is up to us, the electorate, to correct this direction, and God willing, we will in November.


46 posted on 03/02/2014 6:54:01 AM PST by billhilly
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To: glennaro

Few people know of the role chess plays in Russia strategic thinking; there were various programmes to train the military and intelligence elites in the art of “chess-think.”

Putin is obviously a chess player, he has always goy several coups up his sleeve.
The US, EU and NATO played one coup of bingo in Ukraine - the government putsch, which fizzled out and now they don’t know what to next, execpt “warnings”, “protest”, “treathen” etc, which hold no water.

Meanwhile Putin is pushing his pawns forward, methodically, without much fuss. The time Obama&Comp woke up to cry ‘uncle”, Putin has already got Crimea in his pocket, without firing a shot.

Kerry is warning Putin that “he’ll lose his place at G8 summit”. I bet Volodya doesn’t give a damn about that unformal gimmick which costs a max to the country host and is totally useless.

I wouldn’t pay $100 millon to see the girly boy Obama and his horse-faced secretary of state department . LOL...


47 posted on 03/02/2014 7:14:17 AM PST by Marguerite ( When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Your analogy is flawless.


48 posted on 03/02/2014 7:18:11 AM PST by glennaro
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To: Chode

“the boy issued a warning his faggot ass can’t backup now looks even more impotent than ever”

There is the chess saying: “Never make careless pawn moves. They cannot move back.”
This is especially true when he plays chess with Vladimir Putin, who comes from the motherland of chess masters.

I don’t remember who said once, “Putin is playing chess and Obama is playing checkers” ... :)


49 posted on 03/02/2014 7:22:55 AM PST by Marguerite ( When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: glennaro
This cartoon was my inspiration

LOL

50 posted on 03/02/2014 7:27:57 AM PST by Marguerite ( When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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