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Russian Parliament backs Crimea vote, brushes off sanctions threat
CNN ^

Posted on 03/07/2014 1:40:17 PM PST by Arthurio

Moscow (CNN) -- Your sanctions don't scare us.

So said Russia's Parliament Friday as it gave its defiant support to Crimean lawmakers who want to see their region split from Ukraine and join Russia.

The lawmakers' unanimous call for a vote on separation prompted howls of outrage Thursday in the United States and Europe -- and the threat of sanctions, including asset freezes, visa bans and travel bans.

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1 posted on 03/07/2014 1:40:17 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Obama is a disgrace.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 1:51:04 PM PST by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Arthurio
The lawmakers' unanimous call for a vote on separation prompted howls of outrage Thursday in the United States and Europe

It seems self-determination is fine for a handful of Soros funded firebomb throwing insurrections in one part of Kiev but not for the elected representatives of the people of Crimea. Unbelievable hypocrisy.

3 posted on 03/07/2014 1:51:44 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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"The lawmakers' unanimous call for a vote on ________ prompted howls of outrage Thursday in the United States and Europe.."

No surprise, we've taken to disliking that peon voting thingy these days. Voters with opposing views will be ignored, eliminated and/or visited by the "powers that be" (IRS).

4 posted on 03/07/2014 1:52:54 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

You are so right.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 1:55:08 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: Arthurio

Of course they do, the referendum has only choices for how to join Russia, nothing for remaining where they are or being independent.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 1:56:22 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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Flashback from Russian election, 2012:

Analysis: Chechnya: How did Putin's party win 99 percent?

7 posted on 03/07/2014 1:58:47 PM PST by Corporate Democrat
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I have long said it was gonna hurt when the chickens came home to roost. Didn’t have to be this way. But thanks ever so much Dems, for your insane policies. thanks GOP for fully funding them and attacking the people trying to get you to stop. And of course, thanks MSM for all that you have done to destroy us all. We sure do appreciate your efforts.

Actions have consequences.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 1:59:24 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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Putin would win by 99% and still not be doing as well as Obunga did in Philly in 2012....


9 posted on 03/07/2014 2:03:58 PM PST by varmintman
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
It seems self-determination is fine for a handful of Soros funded firebomb throwing insurrections in one part of Kiev but not for the elected representatives of the people of Crimea. Unbelievable hypocrisy.

The "elected representative of Ukraine voted to impeach Yanuk. You're being hypocritical.

Self determination for all.

10 posted on 03/07/2014 2:17:51 PM PST by FreeReign
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Take back the color blue.
Blue Spring
Free Washington
Free Cuba
FUN (F* the UN)


11 posted on 03/07/2014 5:09:31 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: FreeReign
elected representative of Ukraine voted to impeach Yanuk.

I don't think the Crimean Parliament was surrounded by an armed and angry mob that had driven off the opposition supporters when they had that vote. They also followed the proper and legal procedures. Can't say the same for the kangaroo court farce that went on Kiev. Hypocrisy.

12 posted on 03/08/2014 8:32:35 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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