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Shots Fired: Russia Forces Break Through Ukraine Airbase in Belbek, Crimea
Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2014 | Mary Chastain

Posted on 03/22/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Russian forces broke through the gate a Ukrainian airbase in Belbek, Crimea and demand the forces inside to surrender.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: airbase; belbek; crimea; fired; putinsbuttboys; russia; shots; surrender; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 03/22/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2586765/Breaking-News-Defiant-Ukranian-commander-orders-outnumbered-men-stand-ground-expect-engage-Russian-troops-surrounding-military-base.html


2 posted on 03/22/2014 9:32:02 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://allenwestrepublic.com/2014/03/21/developing-former-ukraine-pm-we-must-be-ready-for-putin-to-cross-the-red-line/


3 posted on 03/22/2014 9:32:53 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

TWEET:
Base Belbek under the control of Russian troops. The hoisted flag of Russia. Ukrainians rent weapons.

(With rueters photo)https://twitter.com/KeXXit/status/447409773676605440/photo/1


4 posted on 03/22/2014 9:34:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Russian troops storm Ukrainian bases in Crimea

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26698754


5 posted on 03/22/2014 9:34:44 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/03/21/truce-ends-ukraine-troops-withdraw-from-crimea/


6 posted on 03/22/2014 9:36:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I don’t think Ukraine is our battlefield, but the US budget folks and the US strategists have to start contemplating a Russian push to the West. If — and it’s just an IF — Putin tries to put the Soviet Empire back together (through plebiscites, diplomacy, invasion, or whatnot). At some point, Western Europe and perhaps the US will have to make a decision. And the point is: if we make no preparations at all, then we will have already made our decision, long before we understand the nature of the question. That is never smart.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: tcrlaf

TWEET:
Commander at Belbek just gave emotional speech to troops, “we are strong in spirit.” Followed by anthem. Seems to be winding down. #Crimea
Alexander Marquardt
ABC News Correspondent

Competing Tweets
Journalists on-site saying it’s over.
Tweets from people not on site talking about the “Brave, Defiant!” Ukrainians.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 9:40:55 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I don’t see the problem with Russia taking over Europe. I am sure the Russians believe they are exceptional, just as we do. When France is Russian, they will think they are just as exceptional as when they were French.


9 posted on 03/22/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: sheikdetailfeather

White House sources report that upon hearing the news Obama released a very stern sounding, “Oh poo!” Biden and Kerry have been put on high alert.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 9:44:02 AM PDT by pallis
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To: tcrlaf

Tweet as it happened from ABC News Marquardt:

21m
ABC team safely off Belbek base. My Russian’s rusty but remembered enough to convince special forces I didn’t have a card on me.

36m
Russia forces at Belbek base searching every media team for memory cards, confiscating them. Want no traces of this dramatic afternoon.

Alexander Marquardt 47m
Media being escorted by Russians off Belbek base through hole in outer wall knocked down by Russian special forces.

Alexander Marquardt 1h
Media corralled by Russia forces at Belbek. All waiting to leave at front gate. Angrily telling us not to film. They want to finish this off

Alexander Marquardt 1h
Situation at Belbek calmer, Ukrainians milling around. Russian special forces have encircled but weapons down.

Alexander Marquardt 1h
Commander at Belbek just gave emotional speech to troops, we are strong in spirit. Followed by anthem. Seems to be winding down.

Alexander Marquardt 1h
Livestream cam at Belbek base ripped down by #Russia forces.

Alexander Marquardt 1h
Col Yuli Mamchur says he doesn’t know who will control Belbek base at end of day, ordered men not to shoot.

Marquardt 1h
Standoff between Russians and Ukrainians at Belbek. Russians on base, warning shots, stun grenades. Ukrainians mostly unarmed, shouting.

Alexander Marquardt 1h
Belbek base being stormed

Alexander Marquardt 1h
Siren sounded at Belbek base still in #Ukraine hands. Tension growing. Russia forces growing outside.


11 posted on 03/22/2014 9:49:02 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think the US’s best strategy would be to make common cause with Russia , and work with it as an ally , not to resume a confrontational ,adversarial relationship . I do not think Putin is seeking a return to the insanity of communism , which the entire world including Russians has seen is an utter failure and does not work . Rather , he is a strong nationalist and seeks a strong Russia , with allied states at her borders . Don’t we want the same thing ? I have complete contempt for this fuzzy , submissive , ideological metasexuality of the Obama crowd . They are weakened America immeasurably . Is that what we want ? Putin is a far better model for national leadership in many ways. We need to form alliance with him and Russian , not confrontation . Obama is going to screw around and find the U.S. cut off from manned space flight , lose the ISS and we will find our critical back door access to Afghanistan slammed shut . Is that what we want ? Better to make changes at home than worry about Ukraine abroad .


12 posted on 03/22/2014 9:49:28 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: tcrlaf

http://patdollard.com/2014/03/crowd-of-200-storms-ukrainian-military-base-in-crimea-ukrainians-surrender-after-shots-fired/


13 posted on 03/22/2014 9:51:20 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Crimea live Blog from Interpreter Magazine.
http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-33-more-ukrainian-bases-fall-to-russian-forces/#1519


14 posted on 03/22/2014 9:52:45 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Is Obama following these breaking news tweets or waiting for NSA news?


15 posted on 03/22/2014 9:53:03 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Gadsden1st
I'm not going to disagree. In that vein, I think it was a mistake for the US to get involved in WWI and I think that Germany (in that war) was not much of a monster. If Kaiser Wilhelm had won WWI, things might have turned out much better. So our involvement seems, to me, to have been unwise.

If Russia became bigger and more powerful, it MIGHT not be a terrible thing. But my point is that if we are not prepared, and if -- again, an IF -- we decide that Russia is a terrible, scary place that absolutely means us harm, we will regret that we did not put ourselves in a position to do anything about it.

Back in 1942 we could design planes and ships and tanks and produce them rapidly. Technology is different now. You fight with what you have on hand, no more, no less. You cannot "arm up" after the war gets hot. It's not even worth contemplating. If you haven't prepared, then you have no options at all.

16 posted on 03/22/2014 9:53:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: pallis
~~~Biden and Kerry have been put on high alert.~~~

There. Fixed it.
17 posted on 03/22/2014 9:53:44 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SIRTRIS

I suspect he is watching the Pitt/Florida basketball game.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 9:54:30 AM PDT by mware
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To: tcrlaf

19 posted on 03/22/2014 9:55:09 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Gadsden1st

Communism is unexceptional by definition. Problem is, we have become that by soviet infiltration for many many years now.


20 posted on 03/22/2014 9:55:09 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: tcrlaf

~~~36m
Russia forces at Belbek base searching every media team for memory cards, confiscating them. Want no traces of this dramatic afternoon.~~~

Man, you’d think these guys have copy of Obama’s birth certificate.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 9:55:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SIRTRIS

Are there basketball games on now?

Besides, the Mooch is out of the country, no?


22 posted on 03/22/2014 9:56:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

s/b “have a copy”


23 posted on 03/22/2014 9:57:46 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Amazing how many on twitter are calling for blood, for the Ukrainians to fight. But they aren’t there, they are watching from afar.


24 posted on 03/22/2014 10:06:40 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

They’re going to try to starve them out / water.

My guess is that is next. No doubt they have rations.

They certainly don’t want any media around.

Sorta like Mooch going to China.


25 posted on 03/22/2014 10:10:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: LeoWindhorse

- Muslims attacking citizens in Moscow
- Muslims in East China attack Chinese citizens with knives

- Joe “Boom Boom” Biden announces last week that ‘America will take Military action against Russia/Putin if they do not back out of the Ukraine”

- 1-2 days later Barack HUSSEIN Obama II says “America will NOT take military action” - (I am more flexible now after my re-erection)


26 posted on 03/22/2014 10:13:15 AM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more FLEXIBILITY -- I need more SPACE - BHO Jr -)
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To: F15Eagle

Interesting Tweet from the BBC:

“Ian Pannell
Kiev has so far failed to give any orders to besieged and beleaguered troops at the airbase despite pleading.”

There seems to be no in charge in Kiev to give the orders to get these guys out.
Local commanders are being forced to decide Independently.


27 posted on 03/22/2014 10:14:54 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

I believe these folks were told to leave by the present Ukrainian government.


28 posted on 03/22/2014 10:17:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tcrlaf

They’re afraid of getting their men killed, it seems.

But that could happen with a local commander. Pooty-Poot ain’t going away.

Not condoning; just an observation.


29 posted on 03/22/2014 10:17:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle; All

CNN reports:
Six Russian special forces’ armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air, a spokesman for Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense in Crimea, Vladislav Seleznyov, told CNN.

One journalist was injured in the attack, he said.
Once inside, the Russians lined up the Ukrainians in one place, he said.

In a separate incident, pro-Russian self-defense forces stormed the Novofederoskoe military base, also in Crimea, taking control of it, a Ukraine Defense Ministry spokesman said Saturday.

Ukrainian forces on the base threw smoke bombs during the incident and retreated to the base’s headquarters, according to Seleznev, in a Facebook posting.

The base’s aviation brigade then sang the Ukrainian national anthem, lowered the Ukrainian flag and left the base, he said.


30 posted on 03/22/2014 10:22:42 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Very sad for these folks.....there was nothing they were going to do at this point against such an overwhelming force.


31 posted on 03/22/2014 10:30:49 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

‘If — and it’s just an IF ‘

Yeah, we need to wait until maybe London, Russia asks for assistance.

We could probably hold out until Russian forces are floating down the Hudson looking to protect all Russian speaking peoples on these shores.

I grew up in a time and place where we did nuclear bomb training by hiding under our desks at school.

In the Air Force I was the responsible NCO for a Nuclear fallout shelter, once the bombs started flying.

What I am having trouble fathoming at the moment, is how no one seems to realize that Crimea is the first step in putting the gang back together. With so little resistance, Putin will only be encouraged to move farther and farther westward with his pace quickening with each conquest.

The youth of today is blessed to have grown up in such comparative peace and tranquility. They will be easier to conquer down the road.


32 posted on 03/22/2014 10:41:00 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Meanwhile, Obama wants to know how his NCAA brackets are doing..after all, that is SO much more important


33 posted on 03/22/2014 10:41:09 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ClearCase_guy

.... IF — Putin tries to put the Soviet Empire back together (through plebiscites, diplomacy, invasion, or whatnot)....

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Putin has a green light to do any of this because Obama & his Dither Doctrine will be in the WH for the next 3 years. As someone said on another thread, the biggest stick Obama has is in his golf bag.


34 posted on 03/22/2014 10:43:27 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Two officers (Ukrainian?) injured.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/22/shots-fired-at-ukrainian-base-in-crimea/


35 posted on 03/22/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Qiviut

Exactly my concern. The time to prepare is now and it is abundantly clear that the US is simply not going to do anything, hot or cold, proactively or actively. We will golf and leave it at that. Russia — and China too — see this and they understand that this is a rare opportunity. The world is changing, and it will not change back within my lifetime.


36 posted on 03/22/2014 10:46:06 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Qiviut

Wonder if Putin will try to get back Latvia? Being part of NATO that would really test the issue of how serious the world is on Putin and his dreams for a new Russia.


37 posted on 03/22/2014 10:47:22 AM PDT by mware
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To: Genoa

“Two officers (Ukrainian?) injured”

Apparently not.
Per CNN and Twitter, it appears the only “injured” was a German Journalist who stuck a camera in the wrong face, and refused orders to get away.


38 posted on 03/22/2014 10:49:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I think he’s missed 7 first round picks so the smartest man in the room DOES make mistakes ..... waiting in 3-2-1 to hear who he’s going to blame for the bracket busters.

http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2014/en/entry?entryID=7240327


39 posted on 03/22/2014 10:50:23 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Genoa

I watched this live as Russia took out the gate and shots were fired.An ambulance came and drove off to the side to help people.


40 posted on 03/22/2014 10:53:03 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: tcrlaf
Incremental fog of war.

41 posted on 03/22/2014 10:53:18 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: mware

If I had to guess, I’d say Putin will go for broke - he’ll never have a better opportunity. Who is going stop him? Seriously .... who will get in a shooting war with him other than the folks in the countries he’s going to gobble up?

Putin has the big stick and all the good cards in the deck. Europe needs Russia for oil and gas. He’s even got us over the barrel, so to speak .... evidently, we have had to rely on Russian assistance (using a base in their territory) with supply, etc., to Afghanistan after Pakistan got mad about the drones and cut us off. SO ... we need cooperation from Russia while we still have troops in Afghanistan.


42 posted on 03/22/2014 10:56:59 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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43 posted on 03/22/2014 10:57:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Now Putin’s is in real trouble!

A new speech from Obama.


45 posted on 03/22/2014 11:10:24 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Qiviut
I'm surprised the North Koreans haven't made their move.
46 posted on 03/22/2014 11:11:15 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Rome2000

Worse: China v. Japan.


47 posted on 03/22/2014 11:15:26 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Rome2000

I’m surprised the North Koreans haven’t made their move.

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I think they’re watching what is going on (or ‘not’ happening, is more like it) and it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if they do .... also, the Chinese want some islands the Japanese are claiming as their own & the situation has been heating up. Now would be a great time for them to grab the islands, for starters.

Obama has set in motion a domino effect around the world with his dithering and weakness. Oh, BTW, saw where Russia is working out bases in South America with some of the countries there.


48 posted on 03/22/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The “Soviet Empire” operating under a democracy would be a very strong world power. Probably powerful enough to rule the world.


49 posted on 03/22/2014 12:30:00 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Qiviut

We’ve been watching obama destroy this nation since 2009. What he meant about being flexible was that he would be able to sit on his ass and not respond to Putin or China or North Korea or Iran or...... We are so weak right now that we don’t have the means to protect ourselves. Much less anyone else.


50 posted on 03/22/2014 12:39:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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