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Russia Has Operational Control of Crimea, U.S. Official Says
Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Mar 14 | Streaming Coverage

Posted on 03/02/2014 2:59:03 PM PST by xzins

Russia Now Has More Than 6,000 Airborne, Naval Forces in Crimea, Official Says

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: control; crime; crimea; kerry; official; operational; putin; russia; ukraine
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Russia has taken complete operational control over the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine and appears to be preparing to occupy the territory, a senior Obama administration official said Sunday. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Kiev Tuesday in a show of support for the new Ukrainian government.
1 posted on 03/02/2014 2:59:03 PM PST by xzins
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To: All

Kerry plan Kiev Vacation


2 posted on 03/02/2014 2:59:45 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Headline: “Chicken Comes to Kiev.”


3 posted on 03/02/2014 3:00:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: xzins

day late and a dollar short as usual. From my understanding, Crimea wants mother Russia in charge? So, what’s the fuss?


4 posted on 03/02/2014 3:00:43 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: xzins

“John Kerry will travel to Kiev Tuesday in a show of support for the new Ukrainian government. “

No matter the issue, our government is probably on the wrong side.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 3:01:29 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: xzins

Simple. Putin good. Kerry bad.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 3:01:56 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: xzins

Recent developments make the Winter Olympics in Sochi seem like ages ago.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 3:02:52 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Think again.
Have you been reading the posts here.
Crimea has never been so,oey
Russian .
The peninsula is the melting pot of the world but the Russian have shipped settlers in and deported or exterminated millions in that region.
Where did you get your propaganda from !


8 posted on 03/02/2014 3:06:00 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: xzins

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/us-sees-russian-hand-envoys-bugged-call


9 posted on 03/02/2014 3:06:25 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: xzins

Kerry is showing support for which new Ukrainian government? The one that speaks Russian or the other one?


10 posted on 03/02/2014 3:07:01 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: ncalburt

“The peninsula is the melting pot of the world but the Russian have shipped settlers in and deported or exterminated millions in that region.”

Is there a link for the later part?


11 posted on 03/02/2014 3:07:58 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: dfwgator
Chicken Kiev....LOL

Russian President Putin has accepted Chancellor Merkel's proposal to set up a 'fact-finding mission to start political dialogue over Ukraine, German government spokesman, per @Reuters

It's almost funny watching Putin jerk these flaccids chains:

Reading into the Reuters note above:

He agreed

to a proposal

to set up

a fact-finding mission

to "start"

a "political" "dialogue (rotflol)

Sure, Angela. I agree to this idea that we should at some time or other set up a group of talking heads to talk about facts related to some of our other groups of talking heads getting together to shoot the bull over the politics of all this.

12 posted on 03/02/2014 3:09:09 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: DonaldC

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/03/01/5-things-you-should-know-about-putins-incursion-into-crimea/

The Crimean population voted in a referendum to stay with the Ukraine.

All this BS about wanting Russians back is pure Putin KGB propaganda.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 3:11:36 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: xzins

Who cares? Crimea is Russian, and has mucho naval assets. Is Putin supposed to just give them up like the impotent douche Obama gave up our most advanced drone to the Iranians/Chinese hackers who brought it down?


14 posted on 03/02/2014 3:13:02 PM PST by montag813
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To: Sacajaweau
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior American diplomats, thinking their conversation about the Ukraine was secure and private, were caught disparaging the European Union in a phone call that was apparently bugged, and U.S. officials say they strongly suspect Russia of leaking the conversation.

So, then, the side we say we're on -- the new Ukrainian government that wants to be part of the EU -- is also the side whose hoped for partner we were bad-mouthing to the fled-Ukrainian president?

Our response: those dastardly Russians were caught TAPING us (bad-mouthing our supposed friends). How DARE they leak that conversation (of us bad-mouthing our friends.)

Is it remotely possible for any administration to be more INEPT, INCOMPETENT, IRRELEVANT than this Obama Administration?

And this is the crew that Hillary set up and that Kerry is commanding!

The Three Stooges: Barry, Hillary & Kerry

15 posted on 03/02/2014 3:17:07 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: DonaldC

You don’t know world history ?
Putin the former KGB head in the USSR.

Stalin intentionally starved to anywhere from 5,7 or 10 million Ukraines because they resisted Russian communist party .

After WW2, Stalin exterminated or deported estimated million Greeks,Turks, Germans Poles, etc... that lived in and around the Crimea and Black sea regions and shipped in Russians .
Just do a internet search on the topic.
Its a bloody history .


16 posted on 03/02/2014 3:18:25 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: montag813

It isn’t just Putin’s “favorite” warm water port. It’s Putin’s ONLY warm water port.

Anyone thinks he’s gonna give that up without a fight is a (high ranking member of Obama’s state department)


17 posted on 03/02/2014 3:18:52 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

So, as I predicted, Putin and Merkel are talking.

Hmmm, let’s see. What is there for them to talk about?

Lwow? Grodno? Brest?

Breslau? Posen? Danzig?

Konigsberg?


18 posted on 03/02/2014 3:20:12 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: xzins

It now enters into the realm of settled law,


19 posted on 03/02/2014 3:21:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: montag813
The threats of Ukraine with Nukes is not Russian Propaganda .
Whether it would ever really happen is debatable.
However, a member of the Svoboda party
pictured here at a march


promises to get them.
The man pictured here is a Deputy for the Person the State Department wants consulted multiple times a week..and F the EU (heard on the leaked call)
20 posted on 03/02/2014 3:21:33 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: ncalburt

Did not realize you were thinking that far back.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 3:21:40 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: montag813

So you and Putin decided this !
Its nice your quoting Putin propaganda here.

The Crimean people who are not all transplanted Russians decided to stay with the Ukraine.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/03/01/5-things-you-should-know-about-putins-incursion-into-crimea/


22 posted on 03/02/2014 3:21:46 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: DonaldC

These people were murdered in the 1940 thru 1950.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 3:23:52 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: xzins

So why didn’t Barry’s wire tapping NSA spies catch these bastards who were busily wire tapping our spies, er, diplomats.


24 posted on 03/02/2014 3:25:33 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ncalburt
Putin finally resigned from the active state security services with the rank of lieutenant colonel on 20 August 1991 (with some attempts to resign made earlier),[31] on the second day of the KGB-supported abortive putsch against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.[32] Putin later explained his decision: "As soon as the coup began, I immediately decided which side I was on", though he also noted that the choice was hard because he had spent the best part of his life with "the organs".[33]

Putin was not ever head of the KGB.

25 posted on 03/02/2014 3:25:49 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Jim Robinson

How’s that old saying go: “Possession is 90% of the law” (something like that)


26 posted on 03/02/2014 3:27:56 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Of course he wasn’t. George HW Bush was head of the CIA, however.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 3:29:26 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: xzins
It may be that WE recorded it and it got leaked....the old open mike thing....Of course we would blame it on Russia. So how did Russia get it?? Half the country is Russian.

Anyways the point is....we were antagonists in all this....stirring the pot....

We congratulate the ELECTED President.....then one week later....disavow him.

28 posted on 03/02/2014 3:29:47 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Bingo!


29 posted on 03/02/2014 3:31:07 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Is it possible — I’m just surmising — is it actually possible that Barry isn’t the Messiah, that his Lackey’s aren’t all geniuses, and that the Keystone Cops are a virtual brain trust compared to the minions running our government right now?

I know that’s a revolutionary thought.

But, it appears the ObamaCare WebSite was the High Mark of his Presidency


30 posted on 03/02/2014 3:32:07 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

What difference, at this point, does it make?


31 posted on 03/02/2014 3:33:15 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: xzins

Lots of truth there.


32 posted on 03/02/2014 3:35:11 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: xzins

your quoting His official Wikipedia here.
why not just quote the Russian Today official bio !


33 posted on 03/02/2014 3:36:41 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

The fuss comes when the Russians start moving west, into the Ukranian-speaking territories.


34 posted on 03/02/2014 3:37:28 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: xzins

Sorry Putin just oversaw the lovely East German branch of the KGB in Dresden
You know the ones torturing defectors and shooting woman and children in the back ,
Really a great guy.


35 posted on 03/02/2014 3:39:58 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: DonaldC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor


36 posted on 03/02/2014 3:42:20 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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37 posted on 03/02/2014 3:42:34 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: ncalburt

Please post it. I’d like to see it. Thanks.


38 posted on 03/02/2014 3:43:55 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Kiev Tuesday in a show of support for the new Ukrainian government.


39 posted on 03/02/2014 3:44:42 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: ncalburt

I didn’t say he was a good guy. I said he didn’t come to power through heading the KGB.


40 posted on 03/02/2014 3:45:54 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: ncalburt
The Crimean population voted in a referendum to stay with the Ukraine.

More than 20 years ago. Another vote was scheduled before Soros staged a coup.

Putin the former KGB head in the USSR.

Now that's just false. He rose to the rank of Lt. Col. in the KGB. His highest position was station chief in Dresden; after returning from Germany he kept tabs on students and faculty at his Alma Mater.

Quick question - are you getting paid overtime for your work here today?

41 posted on 03/02/2014 3:47:20 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Grampa Dave

It isn’t even chess master versus checkers player. Putin v Obama is chess master versus ticktacktoe dilettante


42 posted on 03/02/2014 3:48:15 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2554410/The-gangsters-games-By-endorsing-Putins-murderous-corrupt-regime-Olympic-movement-allowed-hijacked-evil-Hitler.html

wikipedia is a waste of time.
it is carefully scrubbed unless your a Republican President.
the daily mail bravely reported this piece.
i wonder if the writer us still alive.


43 posted on 03/02/2014 3:51:12 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: 1010RD

Benghazi should have made every “US ally” in the world very nervous. And now the Ukraine should be causing increased pucker factor all along the Warsaw Pact. If Russia can waltz into one nation, what is Bulgaria’s security? Czech’s? etc.


44 posted on 03/02/2014 3:52:13 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: PAR35

So your justifying an invasion by a ruthless Russian tyrant because he wanted the property ,

Sons guess he took a internal poll lets invade its been 20 years,,

Your not peddling the latest crazy Soros crap too.

Please spare us this crazy talk which sound alike like Paulbot gibberish..


46 posted on 03/02/2014 3:55:38 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: RummyChick

That pic looks odd - not sure if fake or not, but something seems off in it (I’m not talking about the subject matter). Maybe it seems odd because things that (seemingly) should be out of focus, aren’t.


47 posted on 03/02/2014 3:56:54 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: xzins

Merkel does not wish to send the Bundeswehr into the Huertgen Forest to chop it down so its wood can make up for the NG Putin will not be sending them if Germany does not play ball.Now if we had gone big for fracking we could make a fortune selling LNG to our European Allies //sarc.


48 posted on 03/02/2014 3:58:08 PM PST by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: PAR35

Gee does Putin pay you by the lie posted ?

No I am just keeping the crazies like you upset.

Its hard to post all that Putin propaganda while attending a Paulbot cult session too ,


49 posted on 03/02/2014 3:58:40 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ncalburt
Really good article. I appreciate your posting it. It shows that Putin was another who rose to the top in Russia through unbridled ruthlessness.

That is no surprise at all. But ruthless men did not have to come from the KGB. They were everywhere, and the most ruthless rose to the top.

50 posted on 03/02/2014 4:00:01 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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