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Russia Gives Ukrainian Forces In Crimea Ultimatum To Surrender - Interfax
Reuters ^ | March 3, 2014

Posted on 03/03/2014 8:06:14 AM PST by Fennie

Russia's Black Sea Fleet has told Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender by 5.am (0300 GMT) on Tuesday or face a military assault, Interfax news agency quoted a source in the Ukrainian Defence Ministry as saying.

The ultimatum, Interfax said, was issued by Alexander Vitko, the fleet's commander.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: brzezinski; chevron; crimea; energywar; eu; imf; imfgreece2; mccain; meddling; ngosdestabilization; oil; resourses; russia; soros; statedeptfunding; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; usaid; war
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1 posted on 03/03/2014 8:06:15 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie

Amazingly this “Crimean independence movement” has all been led and directed from Moscow.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 8:08:11 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Fennie

That would be 10 pm EST..................Film at 11...................


3 posted on 03/03/2014 8:08:14 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: GeronL

The so-called “Crimean Independence Movement” is a wholly-owned Putin asset. He’s using those Russian speakers the same way Hitler used the Sudetenland Germans. They’re like the Palestinians to the the anti-Zionist. If they didn’t exist, they’d have to be invented. Putin is a thug and a punk. He’s willing to plunge the nations of Russia and Ukraine into a war so he can be Peter the Great and Stalin all in one person.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 8:11:56 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: Fennie

Maybe Obama can invite Putin over to smoke some Choom.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 8:12:50 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: elhombrelibre

That is quite a load of drama.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 8:12:55 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, it’s like what Orwell called the Committee for Spontaneous Demonstrations.


7 posted on 03/03/2014 8:14:57 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

lol


8 posted on 03/03/2014 8:15:14 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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9 posted on 03/03/2014 8:17:39 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Fennie
Obama's about to learn the meaning of "drawing a line in the sand".

Start working on your protest signs:

"Obama lied, people died"

"No blood for gas!"

"Stop Obama's war!"

10 posted on 03/03/2014 8:23:54 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: DonaldC

Putin is the drama queen, running around with his shirt off, like a later day Mussolini. He’s a dangerous nut who has helped the Iranians develop nuclear weapons, and he’s a danger to all of his neighbors. He’s a fool and a screwball.


11 posted on 03/03/2014 8:25:10 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Fennie

Obama will get right on this, right after a few rounds of golf.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 8:25:10 AM PST by matt04
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To: Fennie

Evidently Putin is not concerned in the least about the ‘cost’ of his incursion. He shredded the memo. Obama’s words carry no weight with anyone, be they foreign or domestic.

Worse, our adversaries are watching our ineptitude and weakness. And they are taking away lessons that they will use against us. We are in big trouble.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 8:26:04 AM PST by Starboard
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To: elhombrelibre

“He’s a fool and a screwball.”

Well, compared to what we have... no, I best not go there...lol


14 posted on 03/03/2014 8:26:49 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: matt04

right after a few rounds of golf.

*******
And a few ‘rounds’ with Reggie.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 8:28:15 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Fennie

tell them to pix off


16 posted on 03/03/2014 8:28:21 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: DonaldC

I am always clear on this. My opposition to Obama does not ever make it necessary to look the other way at an autocrat who works against freedom in the world. That’s a false choice in my mind.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 8:28:32 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Amen, remember when he strode from the sea with a cleaned off ancient Greek urn he “discovered”

what a fraud


18 posted on 03/03/2014 8:29:52 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Fennie

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/12/vladimir-putin-greek-urns-ridicule


19 posted on 03/03/2014 8:31:53 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

No, are you kidding?


20 posted on 03/03/2014 8:32:07 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: matt04

after a few tokes


21 posted on 03/03/2014 8:32:26 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Fennie

This is where the rest of the world finds out that the weakened United States of America they always wanted is NOT a good thing.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 8:32:49 AM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: elhombrelibre

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/12/vladimir-putin-greek-urns-ridicule


23 posted on 03/03/2014 8:32:55 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: DonaldC

Monkey with a hand grenade?


24 posted on 03/03/2014 8:32:59 AM PST by misanthrope (Liberalism; it is not unthinking ignorance, it is malignant evil.)
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To: elhombrelibre

“The so-called “Crimean Independence Movement” is a wholly-owned Putin asset. He’s using those Russian speakers the same way Hitler used the Sudetenland Germans. They’re like the Palestinians to the the anti-Zionist. If they didn’t exist, they’d have to be invented. Putin is a thug and a punk. He’s willing to plunge the nations of Russia and Ukraine into a war so he can be Peter the Great and Stalin all in one person.”

You said right! This is a plain, unprovoked aggression by Putin’s Russia against a neighbor. Where is his declaration of war?

The West will do nothing. They have no assets, and they have no will.


25 posted on 03/03/2014 8:34:43 AM PST by docbnj
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To: matt04

The only people afraid of Obama are Americans!


26 posted on 03/03/2014 8:35:58 AM PST by Nothing could be finer (What David Dinkins did for NYC Obama is doing to the USA)
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To: yldstrk

That’s hilarious. It shows what a narcissistic bozo Putin. I wonder what his fan club here would think of that story if they’d read it? Oh, Soros wrote that. Or at least he’s not Obama.


27 posted on 03/03/2014 8:39:30 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: docbnj

I agree.


28 posted on 03/03/2014 8:40:24 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Yes, he is a dangerous narcissist killer KGB torturer and should not be trusted


29 posted on 03/03/2014 8:40:56 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: elhombrelibre

It is past 300 GMT, what happened?


30 posted on 03/03/2014 8:41:00 AM PST by edcoil (Realism is only a socially accepted form of pessimism)
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To: Nothing could be finer

Right on, but don’t forget the Israelis. Obama always has time to threaten them.


31 posted on 03/03/2014 8:41:08 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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Not going to end well.

2010

2004


32 posted on 03/03/2014 8:42:44 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: elhombrelibre

BHOzo ought to just go ahead and carry an umbrella while waving a piece of paper....


33 posted on 03/03/2014 8:43:49 AM PST by E Rocc (November 2, 2010: The beginning of the end of the kleptocracy.)
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To: elhombrelibre

“He’s a dangerous nut “

Agree. And a bunch of people here have made posts in the past admiring him.
He is a KGB commie thug; not one to admire.


34 posted on 03/03/2014 8:44:10 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: listenhillary

Very informative graphs. Thanks for posting.


35 posted on 03/03/2014 8:46:02 AM PST by Starboard
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To: misanthrope; DonaldC

“...Monkey with a hand grenade?...”

No... With an AK47...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxMMrPoBq0M


36 posted on 03/03/2014 8:46:27 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

It saddens me when I see FReepers praising any bully. There is no choice between Obama and Putin. We can oppose them both. Obama is a threat to our freedoms. Putin is a threat to Russians freedom and their neighbors. Neither deserve anything but our scorn.


37 posted on 03/03/2014 8:46:35 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: E Rocc

The worst part is how he pontificates; he’s a blowhard. Putin’s a punk.


38 posted on 03/03/2014 8:48:15 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Do Russians really want freedom? Their history doesn’t seem to bear that out.


39 posted on 03/03/2014 8:48:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: E Rocc

The worst part is how Obama pontificates; he’s a blowhard. He never produces anything and certainly not peace and security. Still Putin’s a punk.


40 posted on 03/03/2014 8:49:36 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Fennie

I expect them to surrender. Fighting with no hope of resupply and reinforcement is criminally senseless. There is no point in a fight you cannot win.

This splendid little war from Moscow’s point of view is all but over. Whether it expands depends on other developments in the days ahead.


41 posted on 03/03/2014 8:49:47 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Fennie

Shades of 1939.

Congratulations, Obama.

Change.. Change back to the past.

History repeats itself.

When idiots and ideologues reign, innocent people suffer..

and die.


42 posted on 03/03/2014 8:50:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Starboard

Putin does have a legitimate point that he is protecting Russians. Although, he is likely more interested in his gas pipelines to Europe that run through Ukraine. Putin is not going to back down.

Imagine the reaction of our government if Texas actually moved to secede from the USA? I don’’t doubt our government would send everything it has to put a stop to it.


43 posted on 03/03/2014 8:52:29 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Fennie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2fYcHLouXY

State department spent $5 billion to help move Ukraine into EU and IMF
Press conference video Dec 13, 2013


44 posted on 03/03/2014 8:54:40 AM PST by opentalk
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“...He is a KGB commie thug; not one to admire.....>

True, but when compared to Mr. Skittles, he’s a man and a real leader. That says a lot.


45 posted on 03/03/2014 8:54:52 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: NormsRevenge

this is what happens when we allow a person more interested in impressing the academics in the faculty lounges to become president. The world actors in places like Europe and Cairo are no longer cheering for the black guy that promised to lower the seas but they’re screaming for Capt. American and the get Ceech Marin.


46 posted on 03/03/2014 8:55:30 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Fennie
I would point out Russian Naval Forces include Russian Marines. Some have trained alongside US Marines. It was Russian Marines that most recently took control of the Russian vessel, Moscow University after Somali pirates hi-jacked same. They put them afloat in an inflatable raft, which incidentally, never made it back to Somalia.

They've been around since 1700 or so. Have fought in all Russian Wars. Served with great honor/distinction.

Merely wanted to point out many Russian Marines (Naval Infantry) are presently onshore-Crimea. Others waiting for orders offshore. This fact is us course known by Ukrainians in Crimea and elsewhere...

47 posted on 03/03/2014 8:56:06 AM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: elhombrelibre
The so-called “Crimean Independence Movement” is a wholly-owned Putin asset. He’s using those Russian speakers the same way Hitler used the Sudetenland Germans. They’re like the Palestinians to the the anti-Zionist. If they didn’t exist, they’d have to be invented. Putin is a thug and a punk. He’s willing to plunge the nations of Russia and Ukraine into a war so he can be Peter the Great and Stalin all in one person.

No, Russia has their naval base and economic relationships that have been in place since Ukrainian independence.

And, the US and EU nations ALSO have had economic and political relationships with Ukraine during that whole time.

The West is trying to suck Ukraine into Western central banking and officially bring Ukraine into the EU.

Trade between Ukraine and the West has been going on for 20 years. Kraft foods has been operating in Ukraine for nearly 20 years.

The formal assimiliation into the EU is therefore not necessary for trade with the West.

The formal assimiliation into the EU would give the EU tremendous authority and power within Ukraine, just as the EU has tremendous power and authority within all the EU nations.
48 posted on 03/03/2014 8:56:08 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: lgjhn23

“True, but when compared to Mr. Skittles, he’s a man and a real leader. That says a lot.”

Well some people probably felt the same way about Hitler in the 30’s.
Just because we have a weak leader here; doesn’t mean we should admire another nations commie thug leader just because he takes a good photograph doing manly things.


49 posted on 03/03/2014 8:57:53 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: listenhillary

“...Imagine the reaction of our government if Texas actually moved to secede from the USA? I don’’t doubt our government would send everything it has to put a stop to it....”

Get ready. There is a strong undercurrent of independence brewing in TX right now. Mr. Skittles already stated that he supports a sovereign people to declare their independence in his speech on the Ukraine the other day. So it sounds like he’d be way cool with TX leaving. Oh wait! All that oil and gas....No!!!


50 posted on 03/03/2014 8:59:44 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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