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At Ukrainian base, standoff turns into circus
The Tampa Tribune ^ | Published: March 2, 2014 | AP

Posted on 03/02/2014 3:02:58 PM PST by gooblah

PEREVALNE, Ukraine (AP) — Just inside the main gate to the military base, four young Ukrainian soldiers stood in the middle of the road, as if somehow they alone could stop what was on the other side.

They were hardly an intimidating group. They were young and unarmed and didn't look like they had ever been anywhere near combat. One, the soldier whose eyes kept blinking nervously, didn't look old enough to shave.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ukraine

1 posted on 03/02/2014 3:02:58 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

The Ukrainians wrote checks they couldn’t cash.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 3:03:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

What checks did the Ukrainians write? Weren’t they the ones the Russkies had them write? The GRU was involved in this from the start. There are documents showing their working together with the Ex-President, even encouraging him to use violence against the protestors. It’s starting to look like this whole crisis was planned by the Russkies from the start so they could take military control over Ukraine. The question is, will the Russkies go for all of Ukraine, just Crimea, or half?


3 posted on 03/02/2014 3:05:58 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: gooblah

Despite their youth and inexperience, any one of them is more a man than Obama will ever be.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 3:06:34 PM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: dfwgator

Nice and pithy, but we’re talking about Russians here . . . what do you expect the Ukrainians to do?


5 posted on 03/02/2014 3:06:57 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: gooblah

Those Ukrainians are mean don’t underestimate them


6 posted on 03/02/2014 3:14:03 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: gooblah

7 posted on 03/02/2014 3:21:24 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: gooblah

They are young conscripts and hopefully they will be going home soon.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 3:22:44 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: gooblah
Hopefully not the calm before the storm.

5.56mm

9 posted on 03/02/2014 3:24:12 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: dfwgator
The Ukrainians wrote checks they couldn’t cash.

Putin thinks he got Ukraine for free. Little does he know that the first payment hasn't come due yet, and the instalments may stretch out over a decade.

10 posted on 03/02/2014 3:35:38 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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Less than $2.7k to go!!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

11 posted on 03/02/2014 3:43:57 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: dfwgator

“The Ukrainians wrote checks they couldn’t cash.”

What? You mean like the Poles in September 1939? Seriously, who just sent troops into whose country? The Russians are INVADERS. They’re in the wrong. Just like Germans/Nazis in 1939.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 3:49:25 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: gooblah

Tom Clancy’s last novel, Command Authority, is based on a plot that is eerily similar to what’s happening in Ukraine now.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 4:32:19 PM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Grampa Dave

That would make a great wall portrait for some here.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 5:10:42 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: vladimir998
"What? You mean like the Poles in September 1939? Seriously, who just sent troops into whose country? The Russians are INVADERS. They’re in the wrong. Just like Germans/Nazis in 1939."

Bur there were ethnic Germans in Poland that needed protecting from marauders and terrorists.

15 posted on 03/02/2014 5:30:12 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: gooblah

Obama tells Putin ‘if you like Ukraine you can keep Ukraine’


16 posted on 03/02/2014 6:09:34 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: fella

“Bur there were ethnic Germans in Poland that needed protecting from marauders and terrorists.”

Except there were no “marauders and terrorists” in Poland harming ethnic Germans in 1939. That was just Nazi propaganda.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 7:02:34 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Herr Goebbels would be deeply troubled that you fail to believe the official government news reports. I suppose you don’t even believe that a radio tower has been attacked within the border of the Reich.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 8:13:52 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

Oh, it was attacked - by Germans and dead men dressed in Polish uniforms.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 8:15:48 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Watch for a Ukrainian attack on helpless Russians soon.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 8:43:16 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

Ta-Da! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3129735/posts


21 posted on 03/05/2014 3:24:51 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: fella

Look at this! http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3129942/posts


22 posted on 03/05/2014 11:01:06 AM PST by vladimir998
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