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Russian troops take over Ukraine's Crimea region
YahooNews ^ | March 01, 2014 | TIM SULLIVAN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

Posted on 03/01/2014 6:00:00 PM PST by Steelfish

RussianTroops Take Over Ukraine's Crimea Region TIM SULLIVAN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia's military moves.

Ignoring President Barack Obama's warning Friday that "there will be costs" if Russia intervenes militarily, Putin sharply raised the stakes in the conflict over Ukraine's future evoking memories of Cold War brinkmanship.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: chechnya; crimea; obama; putin; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/01/2014 6:00:00 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

AND......... Mooned HiM..


2 posted on 03/01/2014 6:01:34 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Steelfish
Maybe the EU should do something. Certainly we should not.

But if America were stronger and more decisive, a country like Russia would be more likely to think twice and hold off. Under the circumstances, however, Putin knows perfectly well that Obama will do nothing -- so why wouldn't Putin invade Ukraine??

3 posted on 03/01/2014 6:03:49 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: hosepipe

Putin quite literally kills people who upset him (reporters). The Kenyan piece of filth goes on Ellen’s tv show and dances like a man who dreams of taking male appendages into his mouth. What do you expect?


4 posted on 03/01/2014 6:04:16 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Steelfish
Does Obama have any credibility left,even with his die-hard supporters?First the country watches as he's caught in lie after lie,now Putin uses him for a doormat.
5 posted on 03/01/2014 6:05:29 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Steelfish

The pink fag in the WH is as toothless as a sucker fish.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 6:06:11 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Farmer Dean

40% still support him. To them he can do no wrong. Nothing is his fault.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 6:09:57 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

The cracks in the armour are starting to show.Let’s see if the usual talking heads defend him tomorrow.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 6:12:23 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Do you honestly believe that the die-hards could EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! possibly find a flaw in the Kenyan cs’er piece of filth? You can’t be serious.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 6:13:26 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Steelfish

(I guess this is more appropriate for this thread. lol)

10 posted on 03/01/2014 6:19:04 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Steelfish

>>[Putin Gives Obama’s Warning The Middle Finger!]<<

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Woah hoss!!

We’re supposed to have won the Cold War.

Not fair.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 6:21:09 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Steelfish
.... This is the result of the dark diametrically opposite of the Reagan Philosophy of: "Peace Through Strength" ..... it is the new mantra of the ones who would destroy America ..... they chant .... "War Through Weakness."
12 posted on 03/01/2014 6:24:16 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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Obama is the ultimate paper tiger


13 posted on 03/01/2014 6:42:05 PM PST by The Right wing Infidel
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To: The Right wing Infidel

Obama will send a strong reaction.
He will cut off ALL our Natural Gas exports to Russia!
HA! That will teach them!


14 posted on 03/01/2014 6:50:33 PM PST by sschaloc
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15 posted on 03/01/2014 6:53:35 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: KoRn

and the choomer in chief says let the poo flinging begin
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16 posted on 03/01/2014 6:57:53 PM PST by redcatcherb412
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To: Steelfish

Pay attention kids, MARXIST is a word that means different things in different places.

In the United States a MARXIST is a spoiled brat who majors in something useless in college, smokes pot, and goes to demonstrations to get laid. He later becomes a “community organizer” or Ivy League school professor for gender studies, and basically never grows up or gets a job.

But in Russia, a MARXIST is a strongman who brutally clamps down on domestic opposition, aggregates economic resources to himself and his henchmen, and uses aggressive military and diplomatic maneuvers to neutralize foreign opposition and expand the empire.

Don’t mistake the two, they are not the same!


17 posted on 03/01/2014 7:02:01 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder if this is what it looked like when the steel curtain came down.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 7:06:02 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Steelfish

19 posted on 03/01/2014 7:08:05 PM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: sschaloc

Obama will send a strong reaction.
He will cut off ALL our Natural Gas exports to Russia!
HA! That will teach them!


Putin’s stooge oligarchs have bought a lot of real estate in the good ole US of A. They won’t be happy with Putin for his crimea adventure if the Treasury Dept. starts changing the locks on their properties


20 posted on 03/01/2014 7:08:21 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Steelfish

The US, NATO, the EU...no one will do anything. And I am not saying they should. But I don’t see the Ukranians offering any resistance whatsoever. Why should anyone come to their aid?


21 posted on 03/01/2014 7:10:12 PM PST by wny
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To: Steelfish
Russia can certainly use a warm water port in the West.

To the extent that the Ukrainians of the West are capable of pluralistic governance, they should get their own enclave.

22 posted on 03/01/2014 7:15:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
They had a port. Sevastopol. They got to use it by treaty. In exchange for recognizing Ukrainian sovereignty . Putin May want to think twice about opening up the old Wilsonian self determination can of worms considering this

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23 posted on 03/01/2014 7:26:23 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Kozak

Will Putin now lay claim to Brighton Beach?


24 posted on 03/01/2014 7:27:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: VerySadAmerican

Its all Bush’s fault!

:)


25 posted on 03/01/2014 7:32:11 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: dfwgator

He can certainly make the linguistic argument.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 7:32:22 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Steelfish
He doesn't have to fire a shot because the people in Crimea WANT him there. As soon as the pro-EU folks ousted the president the people in Crimea assembled their own local government which was pro-Russia and anti-EU.

If any shots get fired, it will be the people of Crimea trying to keep from getting sucked into the EU side of things.

27 posted on 03/01/2014 7:32:36 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Steelfish

Martin Armstrong - the smartest guy in the room in any room points out the the cycles of civil unrest and war between nations are converging. And to add to the mix, the cycle of third party political parties is rising.

He writes...

“The game is afoot. The dogs of war have been unleashed. We are entering perhaps the MOST DRAMATIC period of conflict we have ever seen since the fall of Rome. Our models are converging and that is not very good. This convergence is internal strife (civil unrest) combined with outright international war. The worst of these trends will start to make themselves know after October.”

I wouldn’t bet against him...


28 posted on 03/01/2014 7:35:12 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Steelfish; All
WE NEED A PEACE CONFERENCE NOW!!!! Hmmmm now where to have it? Hey how about Munich? That worked really well once before.
29 posted on 03/01/2014 7:40:15 PM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: ClearCase_guy
"But if America were stronger and more decisive, a country like Russia would be more likely to think twice and hold off. Under the circumstances, however, Putin knows perfectly well that Obama will do nothing -- so why wouldn't Putin invade Ukraine??"

This isn't an Obama thing. Remember Russia invaded South Ossetia, Georgia back in 2008, and all Bush did was impotently wax indignant over it. Everyone and their mom knew he wasn't going to do crap about it, just like Obama today.

Fact is, most Americans don't care, and certainly don't want a war with a country as powerful as Russia over a nation they couldn't pick out correctly on a world map. People are sick on intervention, just look at the mass outcry when it seemed as though Obama might bomb Syria.

30 posted on 03/01/2014 7:43:51 PM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: Steelfish
0bama will be felching Putin before it's over...
31 posted on 03/01/2014 8:26:46 PM 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: Cementjungle

<<<<<<”He doesn’t have to fire a shot because the people in Crimea WANT him there. As soon as the pro-EU folks ousted the president the people in Crimea assembled their own local government which was pro-Russia and anti-EU.
If any shots get fired, it will be the people of Crimea trying to keep from getting sucked into the EU side of things”>>>>>>>>>

That’s exactly how I see the situation as well. Good post!


32 posted on 03/01/2014 8:53:55 PM PST by caww
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To: Steelfish

“NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the allies will “coordinate closely” on the situation in Ukraine, which he termed “grave.””

I think this is going to do it - nothing like some serious and close coordinating to make Putin shake in his boots.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 8:55:24 PM PST by aquila48
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To: KoRn

ROFL!


34 posted on 03/01/2014 8:57:03 PM PST by aquila48
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To: sschaloc

Followed by a package of incentives.


35 posted on 03/01/2014 8:58:40 PM PST by aquila48
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To: dfwgator
Will Putin now lay claim to Brighton Beach?

And will Mexico lay claim to California...etc.

36 posted on 03/01/2014 9:14:58 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: hosepipe

37 posted on 03/01/2014 9:23:46 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: dfwgator

>>Will Putin now lay claim to Brighton Beach?

LOL. It is a predominately Ukrainian ghetto.


38 posted on 03/01/2014 10:03:27 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: wny

This is just another page in the same old story. East Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Afghanistan, when the Russians feel force is the answer, they have no problem applying all the force necessary to accomplish their goal. The West may scream and yell, but did not, or will they intervene with armed force. The Russians have always understood this. Just my opinion


39 posted on 03/02/2014 4:35:53 AM PST by X Fretensis
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To: Steelfish

Most of the Crimeans want ties to Russia. This is a good thing. We’d be better off if the US would divide.


40 posted on 03/02/2014 5:10:18 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Steelfish

- “Tell Putin I can be more ‘flexible’ after I am re-elected.” - Barack Hussein Obama Junior


41 posted on 03/02/2014 7:39:13 AM PST by devolve (- and so I face the vinyl curtain - I will still misspell the simplest words - I did it my whey)
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