Skip to comments.Russian forces tighten grip on Crimea despite U.S. warning
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.
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It’s gone, Barry.
Americans are beginning to realize that the peoples of the world will work out their own consensus in their own manner.
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
Warning...it was more like permission!
That be the plan.
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.
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
I love that! ROFL
Vs. Putin vacation in Siberia
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 ?
Oops. Change that to 'R-S-P-E-C-T'.
"If you can't spell it, you can't get it."
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.
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?
Saturday Night Lives Obama Summons Liam Neeson, Takes Off Shirt to Issue Warning to Putin
Barry REALLY warned Putin? Was Barry going to throw michelle’s at hiPutin?
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!'
“Barry REALLY warned Putin? Was Barry going to throw michelles 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.
During the hour long phone call, barry probably whined the
whole time. Coward!
Some sharp editing on your part.