Skip to comments.Kremlin Clears Way for Force in Ukraine; Separatist Split Feared [Russia Seizes Crimea!]
Posted on 03/01/2014 10:48:58 AM PST by Steelfish
Kremlin Clears Way for Force in Ukraine; Separatist Split Feared By ALISON SMALE and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN MARCH 1, 2014
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine As Russian armed forces effectively seized control of Ukraines Crimean peninsula on Saturday, the Russian Parliament granted President Vladimir V. Putin the authority he sought to use military force in response to the deepening instability in Ukraine.
The authorization cited a threat to the lives of Russian citizens and soldiers stationed in Crimea and other parts of Ukraine, and provided a blunt answer to President Obama, who on Friday pointedly warned Russia to respect Ukraines territorial sovereignty.
Even before Mr. Putins statement in Moscow, scores of heavily armed soldiers had tightened their grip on the Crimean capital, Simferopol, surrounding government buildings, shuttering the airport, and blocking streets, where they deployed early Friday.
Large pro-Russia crowds rallied in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donestk and Kharkiv, where there were reports of violence. In Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, fears grew within the new provisional government that separatist upheaval would fracture the country just days after civil unrest ended in the ouster of President Viktor F. Yanuovych, a Kremlin ally who fled to Russia.
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Well, this is what happens when a true leader protects his country’s interests and frankly, he is backing the democratically elected president so once again, he is on the right side and we have been on the wrong side. imho, Putin is putting the hammer down on another arab spring type of event.
So who thinks Congress should now pass a formal declaration of war? Well, besides the military-industrial complex and the McCains in Congress.
I hope congress does not do anything of the kind. Our metrosexual leadership could not take it.
(The Russian legend is he was drunk when he did it)
Oh yes, and to earn his Nobel Peace Prize, he reducing our military to before WW2 strength. Happy Days are here again!
Yup. And now Ukraine is rapidly unraveling as a country. Its too soon to say how all this will play out but I don’t expect the crisis to be resolved any time soon.
Khrushchev was still involved in the bitter power struggle that took place after Stalin’s death.
He was Premier of the Ukrainian SSR under Stalin, and Ukrainians held him responsible for much of what went on there.
So as a gesture, he wanted to win them over by a cheap political gesture of “giving” Ukraine The Crimea....Although in the Soviet Union, it really didn’t matter which SSR had control, Moscow was still going to call the shots there.
Obama is a brat child that was elected and then reelected by brat children. In left wing verbiage, brat children are “Knuckleheads”.
I’m sure you would have agreed with Hitlers occupation of the Sudetenland too.
And you DON'T? The Germans needed LIVING ROOM! Let GERMANY BE GERMANY!!!!1!!
Do you think we should formally declare wsr against Russia?
There is nothing the US can or should do in Ukraine, unfortunately, given our current leadership.
Why a declaration of war?
We haven’t passed one since 1941.
What we should have been doing is arranging for fair negotiations between the two countries when there was still a chance to properly resolve the “Crimea Question.”
Come on, Kerry has been busy threatening countries if they don’t bend over for gays.
It unites the Country per the Constitution.