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Russia's Medvedev Predicts 'New Revolution, New Bloodshed' [Obama Issues Strong Warning!]
NBCNews ^ | March 02, 2014

Posted on 03/02/2014 3:33:08 PM PST by Steelfish

Russia's Medvedev Predicts 'New Revolution, New Bloodshed' MOSCOW — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday that Ukraine's leaders had seized power illegally, and predicted their rule would end with "a new revolution [and] new bloodshed."

Medvedev said that, while Viktor Yanukovych had practically no authority, he remained the legitimate head of state according the constitution, adding: "If he is guilty before Ukraine - hold an impeachment procedure ... and try him."

"Everything else is lawlessness. The seizure of power," Medvedev said on his Facebook page. "And that means such order will be extremely unstable. It will end in a new revolution. New bloodshed."

The remarks were part of a series of Russian statements attacking the legitimacy of the pro-Western government that has been formed since Yanukovych fled Kiev more than a week ago. He surfaced on Friday in Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin obtained consent from the Kremlin-controlled parliament on Saturday to send the Russian military into Ukraine if he wishes, citing the need to protect Russian citizens and Russian-speakers in the neighboring state.

"Russia is ready to develop multi-faceted, respectful relations with brotherly Ukraine — mutually beneficial and effective relations," Medvedev said.

"But Ukraine for us is not a group of people who, pouring blood on the Maidan (Kiev's main square), seized power in violation of the constitution and other state laws."

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; medvedev; ukrainecrisis

1 posted on 03/02/2014 3:33:08 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Are we at DEFCOM “My-Media-Minions-Will-Call-You-A-Racist!”, yet?


2 posted on 03/02/2014 3:34:38 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Steelfish

Farcebook diplomacy - We’re screwed!


3 posted on 03/02/2014 3:34:55 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Steelfish

Send in Obama to save the day.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 3:37:24 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Steelfish

He’s quite right. They did not impeach him according to their own Constitution. They seized power. It was a coup and this new dude is not the legitimate leader of the country.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 3:37:49 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish

What is this red line number 2 for mac daddy? Have no fear there are many, many, many more red lines to follow.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 3:38:31 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Steelfish

So Medved is on the side of McCain and whoever else funded the revoutionaries ?

Honestly the currently leader got in office by coup and they act upset becauset he next coup is illegitimate ?

They are just upset they backed a clown without enough ability to control power once he was installed.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 3:38:48 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Sacajaweau

The Parliament overwhelmingly voted him out of office and the measure was introduced by a member of his own party. Elections are scheduled for May. This is not a coup, but rather, a vote of no confidence.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 3:41:15 PM PST by kabar
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To: Steelfish

To which Obama says: Awesome I like bloodshed, now back to playing golf with my homo buddy Reggie


9 posted on 03/02/2014 3:42:35 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish
So,Osama Obama....1980’s foreign policy is calling to Governor Romney,eh? Once again you showed yourself to be nothing more than a skilled community organizer.
10 posted on 03/02/2014 3:43:42 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: kabar
Parliament cannot just vote him out of office. There is a procedure for removal of a President. It is almost identical to our procedure.

Bubba was impeached but declared not guilty by vote of the Senate and therefore remained President.

11 posted on 03/02/2014 3:45:14 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

BS

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/mar/01/ukraine-haze-propaganda/


12 posted on 03/02/2014 3:47:08 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: kabar

“The Parliament overwhelmingly voted him out of office and the measure was introduced by a member of his own party. Elections are scheduled for May. This is not a coup, but rather, a vote of no confidence.

to bad our congress has no such balls.....


13 posted on 03/02/2014 3:48:44 PM PST by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Sacajaweau

But... But ... Remember the “coup” in Hondouras? It’s all so confusing.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 3:53:19 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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15 posted on 03/02/2014 3:54:28 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: Sacajaweau
A majority of 328 lawmakers of the 450-seat parliament voted on February 22 to remove Yanukovych from power, citing as grounds his abandoning office and the deaths of more than 80 protesters and police in the past chaotic week of violence.

Yanukovych has taken several steps that appear to undermine his own faith in his presidential legitimacy -- among them, abandoning his office and recording an official statement of resignation.

According to the terms of an EU-brokered peace deal finalized on February 21, Yanukovych was due to sign a measure returning Ukraine to its 2004 constitution. (In 2010, Yanukovych restored the country's 1996 constitution, which hands greater power to the presidency.

The 1996 and the 2004 constitutions are uniform when it comes to the reasons for removing a president, with Article 111 stating the parliament has the right to initiate a procedure of impeachment "if he commits treason or other crime."

16 posted on 03/02/2014 4:02:32 PM PST by kabar
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To: Sacajaweau

He was fraudulently elected.
The protestors were peaceful until fired upon.
Ukrainian parliament did impeach him.

Please stop posting things that aren’t true.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 4:04:46 PM PST by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: tcrlaf

Soros has big bet on the market going down.

Someone bought a lot of VIX calls last week. Probably a hedge fund guy but who knows. Maybe Putin ;-)

China PMI is down from last month but above expectations.

Futures down 16 right now.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 4:12:14 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Steelfish

He deserted, Medvdev, he ran like a little girl who saw a monster


19 posted on 03/02/2014 4:12:45 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sacajaweau

No, he deserted


20 posted on 03/02/2014 4:13:17 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sacajaweau

He’s wasn’t a president, he was the prime minister of a parliament who can be removed by a vote. And he was. He fled to avoid prosecution for his involvement in the death of protesters.

Stop parroting Soviet Life and Vlad Posner’s crap.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 4:20:11 PM PST by Justa
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To: Jim Robinson

No! Send Al Sharpton!


22 posted on 03/02/2014 4:29:03 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Eagles6

That wasn’t a coup. The president tried to take an extra term, which is forbidden by the constitution, and the judges ruled him invalid.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 4:30:12 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Sacajaweau

Seems to me legitimacy is determined from the barrel of a gun...The American Army in 1776 was not legit either...You are arguing semantics while freedom languishes...


24 posted on 03/02/2014 4:53:45 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: Steelfish

Russia has plenty of experience with revolution. They seldom lead to a liberal democracy. History shows us they all too often end up in a different and more brutal form of tyranny. The democratic West makes light of it but for Russia its not an abstract history lesson.

That is exactly why this crisis has become more dangerous. And the danger will not lessen whether or not Russia refrains from further intervention in the future. Ukraine is a facing a situation from which no one benefits. We would all like a peaceful outcome to the current crisis. Which does not seem possible at the moment.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 5:13:35 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Steelfish
Don't write off the Ukrainian army. This could turn into a real shooting war fairly quickly.

The Ukraine has the 21st strongest military in the world. No nuclear weapons and a limited navy, but still if this escalates beyond Crimea, it could get bloody for both sides very quickly. http://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=Ukraine

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/28/ukraine-military-russia-crimea

26 posted on 03/02/2014 5:31:39 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Jim Robinson

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


27 posted on 03/02/2014 6:07:38 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I see you are a Putin apologist. That is what I see.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 6:57:52 PM PST by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Robert357

The army is divided down the middle like the country. Half of it simply will not fight Russia.

Ukrainian nationalists are living in a fantasy world where they pretend they don’t have to take Russian interests into account.

And Moscow has demonstrated very clearly it can take the country apart piece by piece by piece if they don’t play ball. The reality of the relationship between Moscow and Kiev has yet to sink in with Kiev’s new rulers.


29 posted on 03/02/2014 10:03:56 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Steelfish
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday that Ukraine's leaders had seized power illegally

Obama stood by the ousted president of Honduras, so why doesn't he stand by this ousted president?

30 posted on 03/02/2014 10:08:16 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Viennacon

Exactly my point. Notice the “exclamation” points. ;-)


31 posted on 03/02/2014 10:11:43 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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