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Tatar Sunni Muslims pose a threat to Russia's occupation of Crimea
Guardian UK ^

Posted on 03/05/2014 11:50:42 AM PST by Arthurio

Russia may be tightening its grip on Crimea, with little resistance to date, but they have yet to face the Crimean Tatar factor.

There are 266,000 Crimean Tatars in Crimea, over 13% of the local population. They are Sunni Muslim, traditionally pro-Ukrainian, and much better organised than the local Ukrainians, who make up 23% of the population.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; muslimworld; putin; tatars

1 posted on 03/05/2014 11:50:42 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: caww; maggief; Army Air Corps; All

OH BOY here we go Tartars in action


2 posted on 03/05/2014 11:51:39 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Arthurio
They're about as Muslim as Scots are Calvinist.
3 posted on 03/05/2014 11:53:06 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Arthurio

If Russians tick off Tartar population WATCH OUT folks it going get UGLY


4 posted on 03/05/2014 11:55:22 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Arthurio

Not so many there as before World War 2. Whether they collaborated with the Germans or not, Stalin and Beria believed they did. And Boom! Off to Central Asia as soon as the Red Army kicked out the Germans.

Khruschev let them resettle...at least those that had survived the deportation.

The same thing happened to the Chechens, and like the Moslem Chechens, the Moslem Tatars don’t much care for the Russians.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 11:56:19 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Arthurio


6 posted on 03/05/2014 11:58:27 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: henkster

Tartars always have problem even back in Tsar’s days they just want be peaceful leave everybody alone

Don’t tick them off they kick your a***


7 posted on 03/05/2014 12:00:01 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Arthurio

The Crimean Tatars will F-— you up!


8 posted on 03/05/2014 12:02:07 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Arthurio

Send in the Cossacks.


9 posted on 03/05/2014 12:05:46 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Arthurio

Note that all they want is a homeland - their homeland - and the Ukraine free. They’re not seeking a fight and have, like the Ukrainians, been repeated victims of the Czar, the Soviets, and now Putin. Putin’s really screwed up his potential to recreate a more violently nationalistic empire.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 12:06:31 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: SevenofNine

If the Tatars start an armed revolt will the Saudis try to ship them arms and jihad fighters like in Chechnya?


11 posted on 03/05/2014 12:06:36 PM PST by C19fan
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To: Arthurio

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”


12 posted on 03/05/2014 12:10:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SevenofNine

“Oh, Tartar Sauce!”


13 posted on 03/05/2014 12:11:36 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

chechens have already offered assistance, they can always use the target practice shooting at Russians

Now here is where our CIA can really skunk up this mess even more


14 posted on 03/05/2014 12:13:05 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Arthurio
There are 266,000 Crimean Tatars in Crimea, over 13% of the local population.

Doesn't sound too significant to me. They are surrounded on an island and Putin is no girly man like our leaders are.

15 posted on 03/05/2014 12:13:18 PM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: dfwgator
Tartar Sauce


16 posted on 03/05/2014 12:15:30 PM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Arthurio

There are millions of Tatars in Russia, living peaceably.

Particularly in Tatarstan.

More wishful thinking from the media.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 12:23:50 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Arthurio

Putin willturn them into Tatar sauce if they go jihad, IMHO..


18 posted on 03/05/2014 12:30:05 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Arthurio
If Russia is stupid enough to screw with the Ukraine and the Crimea, they may find themselves in another Afghanistan debacle. Neither the Ukrainians nor the Crimea region have ANY love for Mother Russia. If the Russians come to kill them, they will kill the Russians back. It is really very simple.
19 posted on 03/05/2014 12:37:36 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Arthurio; tx_eggman
Charles Bronson (born Charles Buchinsky) was born to a Polish-Lithuanian immigrant father of Lipka Tatar ancestry.

What do the Russians have? A Death Wish?!?!
20 posted on 03/05/2014 12:42:53 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: elhombrelibre
Note that all they want is a homeland...

Just like Kosovars huh?

21 posted on 03/05/2014 12:59:08 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: dfwgator

Now you being naughty LOL!


22 posted on 03/05/2014 1:00:01 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SpinnerWebb

HA HA that so trueeee LOL! about Charles Bronson


23 posted on 03/05/2014 1:00:39 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: MasterGunner01

Except that Stalin and co were smart enough to seed both areas with Russians.


24 posted on 03/05/2014 1:02:37 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Arthurio
weird Crimean Tartars:
25 posted on 03/05/2014 1:06:33 PM PST by gaijin
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>> the Crimean Tatar factor.

Not to forget they arm their little ones.


26 posted on 03/05/2014 1:08:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Arthurio

My husband is reading a history of this part of the world right now. He said that the Tatars are the remnants of the ‘Golden Hordes’ of old.


27 posted on 03/05/2014 1:12:16 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: MasterGunner01

If there is a Tartar rebellion I think Putin will handle the Tartar problem in a 19th century fashion. He will likely remove the entire Tartar population by force and either work them to death in camps or ship them off to a new “homeland.” I think the Russians are done with half measures. It is the 1920s all over again.


28 posted on 03/05/2014 2:24:51 PM PST by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: WMarshal
And POTUS Barry Obozo will have SecState John F’ing Kerry deliver a very sternly worded letter, crafted by Barry's real brain Valerie Jarrett, to Vladimir Putin. Putin will laugh himself silly and Kerry will not understand.
29 posted on 03/05/2014 2:55:15 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Arthurio

The commies at the Guardian are constantly fantasizing about becoming the Masters of the Universe. They dream of the day that they can sit at a sidewalk cafe, sipping absinthe, stroking their pointy Leninist beards and watch the proletariat ants march off to tend the tofu fields.

The Guardian fools are no different than the 50 IQ apes we see at the New York Times and Washington post.


30 posted on 03/05/2014 4:08:26 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: SevenofNine

The Taters are boiling


31 posted on 03/05/2014 4:16:09 PM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: sergeantdave

Yeah I notice that

You got remember this same UK Guardian that publish Edward Snowdon reports REMEMBER this same dudes


32 posted on 03/05/2014 4:49:42 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

“You got remember this same UK Guardian that publish Edward Snowdon reports REMEMBER this same dudes”

Indeed. The scum-sucking Guardian liars joined with the Jew-hating Nazis at Reuters to publish fake pictures of the Israelis bombing Palestinians.


33 posted on 03/05/2014 5:08:49 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

How I know

I read original UK Guardian they crowing that Edward Snowdon busting US govt on NSA leaks

You should see Libs on UK Guardian going nuts on their forum page


34 posted on 03/05/2014 5:55:31 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

“You should see Libs on UK Guardian going nuts on their forum page”

Give us a sample of the libs going nuts.

Thanks.


35 posted on 03/05/2014 6:42:24 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: mac_truck
Yeah, Putin is a lot like Milosvic was in his moves and actions. He too was a communist opportunist when that worked for him to get ahead. Then, he became an ultra-nationalist. The fact that the Tartars were brutalized by Stalin, like the Ukrainians who were purposely starved in the millions (Stalin stole their grain to build his utopia), makes them good candidates for Putin's mistreatment. And he'll know that there will be people who accept that he's championing Christianity when he does it because the Tartars were historically Muslim. You're definitely onto something. Maybe RT Television could use your rationale.

http://www.businessinsider.com/liz-wahl-quits-rt-2014-3

36 posted on 03/05/2014 11:00:37 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: WMarshal

Yes, maybe they’ll start starving the ungrateful Ukrainians again and build the Gulag to hold any dissidents. Putin represents the darkest type of thinking of the Soviet and Czarist eras, and he is fully capable massive crimes against the innocent based on collective guilt. You’re a Ukrainian. You’re guilty. You’re a Tatar. You’re guilty. You’re a bourgeois. You’re guilty. On and on, without the fundamental right to be judged for a crime.


37 posted on 03/05/2014 11:06:33 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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