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To: Dave346
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has compared Russia's troop presence in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula to Hitler's invasion of Sudetenland, a part of the former Czechoslovakia, in 1938.

Baird, speaking to host Evan Solomon on CBC News Network's Power & Politics, accused Russia of invading and occupying Crimea, a part of Ukraine. "If it's not war, it's akin to war," he said.

I wonder whether John Baird knows the history of the Crimean Peninsula, that it was Russian for over 200 years. That would explain why most of the citizens are of Russian descent.

Does John Baird realize that the neo-Facists and thugs now dominating the protest movement, may be a greater danger?

I do not know who is Baird, but his comments demonstrate a twisted and warped view of WWII political history. Maybe he is hoping that you are a low information voter.

7 posted on 03/04/2014 12:07:55 PM PST by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: olezip

Sudetenland was never part of Germany. Soon after taking it, the Nazis took over the rest of Czechoslovakia. The Soviet Union had a defense pact with the Czechs, but Britain and France folded. Nazis’ Lebensraum philosophy was that the master race would take over all Eastern Europe.

Crimea was Russian since 1783. Not seeking to incorporate any other nations within Russia.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 12:14:13 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: olezip

You are repeating Putin’s propaganda like a good useful idiot. What are you Putin lovers doing on FR?


15 posted on 03/04/2014 12:20:33 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: olezip
The point is that TODAY, Ukraine is an independent nation, and a more powerful neighbor is using the "historical ethnicity" excuse to annex territory that isn't theirs TODAY. This is exactly what Hitler did before the shooting began in Poland. You don't get to erase national boundaries just because you think some percentage of that territory should belong to another nation... unless, of course, nobody is willing to stand up to you. Then you can take what you want... just as Hitler did, until the West finally stood up.

How many territories and millions of people will you excuse getting annexed into Russia before the shooting begins? And how many hundreds of millions do you want killed in the resulting shooting war?

23 posted on 03/04/2014 1:42:33 PM PST by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: olezip
I wonder whether John Baird knows the history of the Crimean Peninsula, that it was Russian for over 200 years. That would explain why most of the citizens are of Russian descent.

Other parts of the Ukraine were under Russian rule even longer.

Just why Russians predominate in Crimea has to be explained by other factors. Deportation of Crimean Tatars (and Armenians, Bulgarians and Greeks)? The fact that it was an attractive, sunny resort -- Russia's sunbelt? The presence of the Russian military?

32 posted on 03/04/2014 3:02:08 PM PST by x
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To: olezip

I wonder whether John Baird knows the history of the Crimean Peninsula, that it was Russian for over 200 years. That would explain why most of the citizens are of Russian descent.

Does John Baird realize that the neo-Facists and thugs now dominating the protest movement, may be a greater danger?


It was Ottoman a lot longer than 200 years. Crimea is only Russian because the original inhabitants were deported and ethnic Russians moved in. Other than that your facts are in order on Crimea.

And no, Ukrainians are not a greater danger than a murdering KGB thug with an army of 800,000 who rolls armor on his neighbors.


33 posted on 03/04/2014 3:15:32 PM PST by lodi90
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To: olezip
I wonder whether John Baird knows the history of the Crimean Peninsula, that it was Russian for over 200 years. That would explain why most of the citizens are of Russian descent.

Remember this argument of yours when Mexico uses it to justify retaking California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Texas, and....wait for it...Georgia and Florida where recent evidence indicates that the Maya settled parts of Georgia and Florida long before the Spanish showed up.

43 posted on 03/04/2014 5:06:23 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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