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Russian forces tighten grip on Crimea despite U.S. warning
Reuters ^ | Mar 9, 2014 | Alissa de Carbonnel

Posted on 03/09/2014 7:02:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Russian forces tighten grip on Crimea despite U.S. warning

By Alissa de Carbonnel

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine Sun Mar 9, 2014 9:25am EDT

(Reuters) - Russian forces tightened their grip on Crimea on Sunday despite a U.S. warning to Moscow that annexing the southern Ukrainian region would close the door to diplomacy in a tense East-West standoff.

Russian forces' seizure of the Black Sea peninsula has been bloodless but tensions are mounting following the decision by pro-Russian groups that have taken over the regional parliament to make Crimea part of Russia.

The operation to seize Crimea began within days of Ukraine's pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich's flight from the country last month. Yanukovich was toppled after three months of demonstrations against a decision to spurn a free trade deal with the European Union for closer ties with Russia.

In the latest armed action, Russians took over a Ukrainian border post on the western edge of Crimea at around 6 a.m. (0400) GMT, trapping about 30 personnel inside, a border guard spokesman said.

The spokesman, Oleh Slobodyan, said Russian forces now controlled 11 border guard posts across Crimea, a former Russian territory that is home to Russia's Black Sea fleet and has an ethnic Russian majority.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: communism; communists; crimea; mediabias; momjeans; obama; putin; ukraine; wot


1 posted on 03/09/2014 7:02:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

It’s gone, Barry.


2 posted on 03/09/2014 7:03:45 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: KeyLargo

Lol.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 7:06:06 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KeyLargo

Americans are beginning to realize that the peoples of the world will work out their own consensus in their own manner.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 7:20:15 AM PDT by allendale
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To: KeyLargo

The Beltway criminal class, quite comfortable ceding the domestic front to the terrorists of the Daily Kos types are now going to try and stir conservatives to rally to the GOP via interventionist politics. FAIL


5 posted on 03/09/2014 7:26:26 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: KeyLargo

Warning...it was more like permission!


6 posted on 03/09/2014 7:31:48 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: junta
... the terrorists of the Daily Kos types are now going to try and stir conservatives to rally to the GOP via interventionist politics.

That be the plan.

7 posted on 03/09/2014 7:33:50 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: allendale

Marxis-Leninist Obama as a Communist has had no difficulty ruling defenseless U.S. citizens however Obama fears going against a fellow Communist like Putin who is a Stalinist strong-man.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 7:35:15 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Obammy’s been preaching that America should stop telling everybody around the world what to do. But he has tried to impose his pro- islamoNazi agenda in at least a dozen countries, actually bombing or actively subverting some of their governments to do it. The Russians stood up to Hitler ( and Napoleon). It’s doubtful Putin will give up on Ukraine just because he gets phone calls or silly sounding threats from Florida luxury golf clubs or even that famous Chicago bath house


9 posted on 03/09/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (")
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To: faithhopecharity
Obammy’s been preaching that America should stop telling everybody around the world what to do. But he has tried to impose his pro- IslamoNazi agenda in at least a dozen countries, actually bombing or actively subverting some of their governments to do it.

You noticed.

10 posted on 03/09/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: KeyLargo

I love that! ROFL


11 posted on 03/09/2014 7:48:28 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: faithhopecharity

Vs. Putin vacation in Siberia

12 posted on 03/09/2014 7:55:12 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Navy Patriot

Yup. Nothing gets in the way
Of The Plan ( weaken and subvert America and its allies while diverting our resources and finances and military to building up the new islamoNazi caliphate or empire everywhere possible in the world ). But everyone san see that. And it’s alluh’ swill. Oops, will. So who are we filthy infidels to dare to say anything ?


13 posted on 03/09/2014 8:02:05 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (")
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To: ilovesarah2012
BOO-FRICKETY-HOO: WaPo Says, ‘Obama No Longer Commands Respect’...

Oops. Change that to 'R-S-P-E-C-T'.

"If you can't spell it, you can't get it."

14 posted on 03/09/2014 8:05:41 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Why on earth should Russia take a seriously a guy who vacations three times a year? Granted Putin is in Sochi again but at least he’s all business in selling his country.

Obama is not even a salesman for American foreign policy, that no one buys these days. It seems to me Putin is not the kind of guy afraid of Obama’s shadow.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: KeyLargo

Really? Is Putin crazy? You mean to tell me that Putin hasn’t backed down, even though Barack Obama has expressed deep concern about the situation?


16 posted on 03/09/2014 8:29:42 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Obama Summons Liam Neeson, Takes Off Shirt to Issue Warning to Putin

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/09/saturday-night-lives-obama-summons-lliam-neeson-takes-off-shirt-to-issue-warning-to-putin/


17 posted on 03/09/2014 9:06:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Barry REALLY warned Putin? Was Barry going to throw michelle’s at hiPutin?


18 posted on 03/09/2014 12:00:06 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: KeyLargo
Uh-oh! If the Russians keep this up, President MomJeans is going to make a really, REALLY stern frowny-face, and MAYBE EVEN put a strongly-worded letter in Vladimir Putin's permanent file!!!

Horrors!

19 posted on 03/09/2014 2:38:53 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: KeyLargo

20 posted on 03/09/2014 2:40:53 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: faithhopecharity
...just because he gets phone calls or silly sounding threats from Florida luxury golf clubs or even that famous Chicago bath house...

Barry MomJeans: "You don't understand, Vlad - I'm calling from Man's Country, 'cause I'm manly!"

Vladimir Putin (to himself): '**snicker** What a two-bit faggot!'

21 posted on 03/09/2014 2:51:27 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: tillacum

“Barry REALLY warned Putin? Was Barry going to throw michelle’s at hiPutin?”

Weenie Barry in his mom jeans hides behind the rather large skirts of Moochelle anyway.

I was thinking more along the lines of her being the new TV show Game of Arms vs. Putin.

http://blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/photo-galleries/game-of-arms-season-1-episode-photos/#/10


22 posted on 03/10/2014 5:57:06 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

During the hour long phone call, barry probably whined the
whole time. Coward!


23 posted on 03/10/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: Navy Patriot

Some sharp editing on your part.


24 posted on 03/10/2014 12:33:59 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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