Skip to comments.Will Russia use "Lawfare" to pave the way for an invasion of Eastern Ukraine?
Posted on 03/17/2014 6:01:06 PM PDT by lodi90
My assumption has been that Vladimir Putins threatening moves against eastern Ukraine are merely a bluff; that Crimea is what he wants, and that he plans to draw back from an invasion of eastern Ukraine while retaining control over Crimea, thereby allowing President Obamas Team of Nitwits to pat themselves on the back and claim a draw in their confrontation with Russia.
But the text that follows, written by a professor at a Ukrainian university and forwarded to us by a reader, paints a more dire picture. If this sophisticated Ukrainian observer is correct, Russia likely will be able to persuade a Ukrainian court to declare the current government of Ukraine illegal, paving the way for a Russian occupation of the eastern portion of the country. Further, these events may unfold quickly, beginning day after tomorrow.
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John Roberts moonlighting in Ukraine?
Are you asking if or when?
Someone needs to send her a copy of “Islam for Idiots.”
You mean implode. Nothing will happen after Putin makes his next play, and he knows it.
Putin is as shrewd as Obama is incompetent...
Ping, ...Lawyers again.
I don’t know. Have Ukraine tell Obama there’s a ship full of oil involved. That seems to get his attention.
If Ukraine were absorbed, it would put millions of people with no loyalty and even hatred of Russia inside Russia’s borders and give them citizenship. Ukrainians could become terrorists inside Russia.
Interesting, Lawfare was invented by the Western Socialist left. Will the Russians turn another cowardly dirty trick tactic against those that invented it?
Quick study those new Russians.
However, Ukraines Constitution is quite explicit, and it does not allow for a President to be relieved of his duties, nor does it allow for the appointment of an acting President. ... the High Administrative Court has no choice but to rule on March 19 to cancel the resolutions of Parliament which effectively removed Yanukovych from office.
The blitzkrieg's gonna rage.
I wish the GOP was this clever. Only Ted Cruz seems to be this good, the rest just go along with the left’s deliberate ignoring of the law. Obama has finally met someone who will push back.
Ukraine had a treaty with NATO and the US .. cover in case of Russian aggression in exchange for giving up their nukes
well, we left them out to twist... and they learned what the word of progressives is worth
I would expect china to amaze similar moves against those unable to put up a fight
how’s that change working, America?
hell... how’re you enjoying the ‘reset’?
This may be degenerate just like the Iranian hostage crisis, where the Iranian government initially wanted the kidnappers to pull back until the Iranians saw just how weak Jimmy Carter was. I’m worried how Russia (much stronger than Iran) will react as they watch just how weak Obama (far worse than Carter, as impossible as that would have sounded five years ago) is in his response. Russia may decide to take the Baltic republics, Alaska, and New England, and Obama would probably allow it if Putin promised not to interfere with his golf and vacation schedule.
He's clever and tough like Jesse Helms, and more polished.
“0bama has finally met someone who will push back.”
That’s it, Putin is a racist.
Doing something that drastic could result in a “stern letter of warning” from SOS (Sack of Sh..) John Kerry-Heinz and sanctions by His Arrogance of barring exports of Eggos to Russia.
From the legal strategy: Yanukovych promised to file legal challenges in US courts against the Obama administration (!). He went to great pains to remind the US government of its own laws which prohibit the provision of aid to a foreign government that has come to power illegally.
If Obama aids Ukraine after the Maidan government is declared illegitimate, it is a serious violation of US law, and an impeachable offense.
Yanukovych does not have to appear personally in US court to sue, so banning his entry is fruitless.
This may be degenerate just like the Iranian hostage crisis, where the Iranian government initially wanted the kidnappers to pull back until the Iranians saw just how weak Jimmy Carter was.
That’s a good analogy. Putin will keep taking bites of the apple until he tastes something sour.
Somehow I don't think Putin would curl up in a ball if he were called a racist.