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Analysts: Russia unlikely to pull back in Crimea
Yahoo/ap ^ | March 5, 2014 | Julie Pace

Posted on 03/05/2014 1:03:58 PM PST by gooblah

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia is unlikely to pull back its military forces in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, analysts and former Obama administration officials say, forcing the United States and Europe into a more limited strategy of trying to prevent President Vladimir Putin from making advances elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crimea; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 03/05/2014 1:03:58 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

LOL Duh.

Analysts, their powers of prediction are limitless.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 1:06:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gooblah

At least in part because the Muslims there (the Tatars) are being held in check only by the Russian presence. They’re Sunni Muslims and apparently would like to go back to their old glory days under the Ottoman Empire, some 200 years ago.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 1:11:37 PM PST by livius
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6 posted on 03/05/2014 1:13:49 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: gooblah

Just imagine how mixed up the world would be without experts to confirm the obvious.


7 posted on 03/05/2014 1:19:49 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: gooblah
Not the longest day you live!!
8 posted on 03/05/2014 1:21:25 PM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: gooblah
putin laughing hah
9 posted on 03/05/2014 1:22:28 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: gooblah

Obama will get right on this, right after he gets back from his minimum wage speech in CT.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 1:26:49 PM PST by matt04
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To: livius

I hope Lurch keeps it “neat, sweet and petite”.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 2:32:01 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: dead

One difference between Putin and Obama: One loves his country and the other doesn’t.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 3:03:06 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Question: Has Putin ever pulled back? Ever? He will organize a “Self Defence Force” and keep Criemea in his orbit—and in time add it to the New Mother Russia—why, you ask? Now he will not have to pay the Ukraine rent—and they can never kick his fleet out! This will all be over soon. Putin won this round. In fact he’s been winning many of them since Obama became President—and may win some more soon. Watch as China starts to move in the China Seas, and Iran moves into her neighbors.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 3:20:42 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: gooblah

The Free Republic analysts are severely underpaid.


14 posted on 03/05/2014 3:22:26 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: gooblah

If only Obama’s father had pulled back.


15 posted on 03/05/2014 3:30:31 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet
"pulled back"
which one, since she was a (Marxist) two-bit slut?
the little slut, had so many pawing @ her.

16 posted on 03/05/2014 3:38:23 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

A true leader doesn’t pull back - doesn’t apologize - doesn’t make a move unless it is well thought out and in his country’s self interest. Our last three Presidents have not acted in our country’s best interest - they have conducted bogus wars that only benefited the Globalists. What will Obama do if Russia actually builds some bases in Cuba and Venezuela? Answer: Nothing! He hates America and is bent on destroying it without any resistance. This is all about “more flexibility once I am re-elected.”

So, why again should I worry about Putin (or China or Iran) rather than what’s happening right here in the USA under our noses in plain sight?


17 posted on 03/05/2014 3:53:37 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: livius

Their glory days were before that. They ruled the Crimea from teh 13th century onwards and had their famous “harvest of the steppes” — white slavery


18 posted on 03/06/2014 7:14:22 AM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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