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1 posted on 03/07/2014 8:02:07 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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In other news today:

U.S. Fighters Circle Baltics as Putin Fans Fear of Russia

“President Vladimir Putin’s decision to hold snap military drills in the Baltic Sea last week just as he was pouring troops into Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula sent shock waves through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which demanded, and got, military support from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-06/u-s-fighters-circle-baltics-as-putin-fans-fear-of-russia.html


2 posted on 03/07/2014 8:02:43 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: GeronL; KC_Lion; nuconvert; txhurl; Jet Jaguar

Ping.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 8:17:24 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jim Robinson

Russia can’t say this was previously scheduled.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 8:18:22 AM PST by AU72
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To: Jim Robinson

Advance notice was give under treaties to NATO and the West. A country bent on aggressive war usually conceals troop movements from friends and foes alike.

This drill is coincidental with the crisis in Ukraine, which is of a political rather than a military nature.

That is why both the Kiev regime and its friends in the West are helpless to respond to the situation because it is not one using force will address. Its a legitimacy problem faced by the Ukrainian authorities.

Bullying Russia will not make it disappear.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 8:31:48 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jim Robinson

I bet our ELINT boys are having fun. So much new stuff to record and analyze.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 8:38:53 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Jim Robinson
"The referendum, however, will give Crimea residents only two options: to join Russia or to stay with Ukraine."

What right does putin have to dictate in Ukraine how they can vote and then limit their choices? What if the Crimeans want to just be their own country?

This is like a repeat of the Maidan. While the Ukrainians wanted independence, they had to choose between EU or Russia.

15 posted on 03/07/2014 8:51:49 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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