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Nato warns of Russian army build-up on Ukraine border
BBC ^ | 23 Mar 14 | Unknown

Posted on 03/23/2014 6:32:39 AM PDT by elhombrelibre

Nato's military commander in Europe has issued a warning about the build-up of Russian forces on Ukraine's border.

Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen Philip Breedlove said Nato was in particular concerned about the threat to Moldova's Trans-Dniester region.

Russia said its forces complied with international agreements.

The build-up has been allied with Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, following the removal of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.

Moscow formally annexed Crimea after the predominantly ethic-Russian region held a referendum which backed joining the Russian Federation.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; euimf; globalisthypocrisy; libyahypocrisy; moldova; nato; putinism; putinistas; putinsbuttboys; russia; surrendermonkeys; transdniestria; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/23/2014 6:32:40 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre
Now you done it, Putin. Wait till Ubama reads about this.

He'll stop in the clubhouse and make a sternly worded speech before teeing off on the 10th hole for sure.

2 posted on 03/23/2014 6:35:08 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: elhombrelibre

And the Putin fanbois chime in in 3...2...1...


3 posted on 03/23/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: elhombrelibre; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; ...

4 posted on 03/23/2014 6:37:05 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: dirtboy

They’re like Pavlov’s dog. Ring the bell and they’re ready to fawn or fight for their beloved Putin.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 6:37:29 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: elhombrelibre

thepeoplescube.com

6 posted on 03/23/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Bender2

So true. Perfect storm of weakness and stupidity in Obama and Russian chauvinism, cunning, and cruel nationalism leading a much more dangerous world. And then, we don’t talk about it much, we have Putin providing nuclear weapon capability to the Iranians. For some reason, his fans don’t seem to mind that either.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 6:39:25 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: elhombrelibre

NATO and Europe are determined to get the US into amother World War.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: elhombrelibre

NATO lost all moral credibility when they stole Kosovo from Serbia and gave it to Muslim terrorists.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 6:43:25 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: elhombrelibre

Actually, Russia may be overextending. They have a number of issues now. They’re probably engaged in fighting in Syria and if not still need to maintain troops there. They’ve just “finished” a war in Chechnya, but that kind of war is always smoldering and just waiting a breath of air to reignite. Their entire southern region is a potential storm waiting to happen. They have been fighting a clandestine operation inside Turkey because Turkey has been aiding the Chechnya Muslims. China is always a constant threat on their thinly populated eastern border.

Russia apparently has all 150,000 European based ground troops invested in or near the Ukraine. By changing the ground game they may have left a few rat holes unguarded.


10 posted on 03/23/2014 6:44:07 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: elhombrelibre

"The 1980s called and they want their foreign policy back."


"Amen, bro."

11 posted on 03/23/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: elhombrelibre

Maybe that great fighting force, Belgium, can take the lead, here. Or, Luxemburg. They joined NATO, right? I mean, they did, right? How about bring in an outside powerhouse, Monaco?


12 posted on 03/23/2014 6:56:46 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Who’s he warning??? Doesn’t seem to be warning Russia...

He’s the NATO commander...If he was concerned, he could put assets across the border from the Russian troops to prevent an attack...


13 posted on 03/23/2014 6:57:57 AM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: Hugin

“NATO lost all moral credibility when they stole Kosovo from Serbia and gave it to Muslim terrorists.”

NATO never should have been involved in the Balkans Square Dance. It was a terrible decision, with terrible consequences.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 7:06:42 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: elhombrelibre
The purpose of NATO is mutual defense of NATO members.

Is Ukraine a NATO member? No.
Does Ukraine want to be a NATO member? No. They dropped that goal in about 2010.

How interested in Ukraine should NATO be? Not at all.
NATO is a trouble-maker.

15 posted on 03/23/2014 7:35:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy
Does Ukraine want to be a NATO member? No. They dropped that goal in about 2010.

Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada parliament voted 226 to 224 not to be in NATO in 2010.

Given the turn of events I don't think it would be too hard to see a two vote swing to the pro NATO side.

16 posted on 03/23/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign
But that seems a little like wrapping your new car around a tree and THEN calling some kind of insurance company and requesting a policy so that you don't have to pay for the accident you've already had.

Ukraine voted. They said No.
Now Russia is mobilizing -- I say it's too late for Ukraine to swing to the pro NATO side.

17 posted on 03/23/2014 8:07:17 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: elhombrelibre

I want names.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 8:09:22 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: ought-six

NATO bombing and L’Affaire Lewinsky were back to back.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 8:11:06 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: Bender2

That is good one Bender ROFL


20 posted on 03/23/2014 8:32:08 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Iron Munro
We're being dragged into a new Cold War by a puffed-up bullfrog (and I don't mean President Putin) UK

… It goes: ‘Putin is Hitler. You are Neville Chamberlain. I am Winston Churchill –hear me roar.’

Apart from knowing nothing about European history,and apart from their bone-headed inability to distinguish Christian Russia from the communist USSR,these people also don’t understand what is going on in Ukraine.

… But the warmongers are selectively blind. Hardly any British news media have mentioned an event in Kiev last week. A group of five louts,one of them an MP from the thuggish, racialist ‘Svoboda’ party,forced their way into the office of Oleksandr Panteleymonov,chief of the main Ukrainian TV station. There they physically attacked him and shouted anti-Russian racial abuse at him

...These people are supposed to be our allies and friends.

On their behalf,our Prime Minister is puffing himself up like a bullfrog,and busily creating a new Cold War that will benefit nobody except spies and weapons-makers,for a cause he doesn’t understand and can’t explain.

21 posted on 03/23/2014 8:38:50 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Hugin

NATO should have been dissolved shortly after the cold war ended. Bureaucracies are like vampires, it’s almost impossible to kill them.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 8:56:29 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: ClearCase_guy
- I say it's too late for Ukraine to swing to the pro NATO side.

If Ukraine wants into NATO at this point in time, then it's up to NATO to say yes or no. Doesn't matter if you think it's too late for Ukraine to join.

23 posted on 03/23/2014 9:13:53 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Hmmmm. You may have a point. For a moment there I did think my opinion was the deciding opinion. But now that you mention, I suppose I am just a guy on the internet, and I suppose the opinion of NATO is the opinion that matters. I never thought of it that way before. Thanks.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 9:23:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: elhombrelibre

Maybe if we ignore them they’ll go away.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 9:27:48 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: cornelis

“NATO bombing and L’Affaire Lewinsky were back to back.”

Yup. Utterly disgraceful. On both counts.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 5:16:44 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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