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Ukraine Claims 100,000 Russian Troops Near Border
AFP ^ | March 27, 2014

Posted on 03/27/2014 10:29:14 AM PDT by Strategy

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1 posted on 03/27/2014 10:29:14 AM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

Yes, but don’t forget they’re Russian . LOL


2 posted on 03/27/2014 10:31:04 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Strategy

oh don’t worry about it ... I would tell you the latest news but am afraid you tell someone.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 10:33:05 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Strategy

And in the meantime Obama can’t even get polite applause at a speech given to a world audience.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 10:34:18 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Strategy; Fennie

I has to know ... Are you and Fennie related?


5 posted on 03/27/2014 10:35:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Strategy

That’s a lot of targets - why don’t the Ukranians do something?

A drawn-out, asymmetric war would be a humanitarian disaster, but it would certainly punish Russia as well, it is the last thing Putin wants, and would likely force him from power.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Strategy

From Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Governor Sio Bibble: “A communications disruption could mean only one thing: invasion.”

The Ukraine better keep that in mind ... :-) ...


7 posted on 03/27/2014 10:36:31 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Strategy
Why, that's just awful. A country protecting its southern border and prepared to act if need be to protect its countrymen on both sides of the border.

It's just so....unAmerican

8 posted on 03/27/2014 10:37:01 AM PDT by grania
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To: Strategy

Kiev started all this crap with their little coup.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 10:37:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PGR88
A drawn-out, asymmetric war

If Russian troops only entered areas were they had support of the local population this would not be a problem. The Russians have a great deal of support in the eastern part of Ukraine.

10 posted on 03/27/2014 10:39:09 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Kiev had a LOT of support from Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC.

Seems they bit off more than they could chew.

11 posted on 03/27/2014 10:39:14 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: no-to-illegals
March 27, 2013.....About 20 Russian military helicopters near Ukraine border in Belgorod via photo...

However...about the 21st (last Friday)...NBC Reporter traveled 500 miles 'inside' the Russian-UKrainian border and said.... saw no sign of Russian troops/tanks. His tweets: "NBC Just inside Russia along the very long border. .....If there's intent to invade, you don't see it.... We saw lots of combines and farmers selling apples, but if there are 20-25k Russian forces along the border they were hiding in their bases"


12 posted on 03/27/2014 10:39:50 AM PDT by caww
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To: no-to-illegals
March 27, 2013.....About 20 Russian military helicopters near Ukraine border in Belgorod via photo...

However...about the 21st (last Friday)...NBC Reporter traveled 500 miles 'inside' the Russian-UKrainian border and said.... saw no sign of Russian troops/tanks. His tweets: "NBC Just inside Russia along the very long border. .....If there's intent to invade, you don't see it.... We saw lots of combines and farmers selling apples, but if there are 20-25k Russian forces along the border they were hiding in their bases"


13 posted on 03/27/2014 10:39:50 AM PDT by caww
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To: Strategy

Why don’t they just send us a new map and get it over with?


14 posted on 03/27/2014 10:42:12 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: caww

No doubt caww, you are always up-to-date.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 10:42:25 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: caww

2013 or 2014?


16 posted on 03/27/2014 10:42:37 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: no-to-illegals

No doubt awaiting “peacekeeping” mission orders.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 10:44:03 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sacajaweau

Kiev started all this crap with their little coup.

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They were dupes. Those sockpuppets are surrogates for the EU and other transnationals.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 10:44:15 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Star Traveler
Interesting photo of Kerry meeting with Lavrov taking their seats for meeting.... Wed at the Hague...none looked too happy..


19 posted on 03/27/2014 10:44:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Looks like a Russian Assault Helicopter Battalion Assembly Area.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 10:45:08 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Mariner
And guess who's gonna pay. The IMF is giving the Ukraine 18 billion...a loan...wink wink....like they're going to pay it back.

And guess who pays (just like the UN) the most into that fund.

21 posted on 03/27/2014 10:45:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TADSLOS

oops....2014..lolol...so much for being up to date!


22 posted on 03/27/2014 10:45:16 AM PDT by caww
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To: Sacajaweau

oh but don’t worry ... our House and Senate just approved another one billion for russia ... opps ... meant Ukraine.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 10:47:20 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: caww

There was a day when men stood when a woman came to the table and actually helped seat her. Not a gentleman in the group!!


24 posted on 03/27/2014 10:47:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Strategy

Time for Barry to move that red line again. Then leak some statements to the press i.e. “A land-bridge to the newly Russifed regions in the Crimea would not be challenged, but if they go beyond that, the international community will impose costs.”


25 posted on 03/27/2014 10:48:56 AM PDT by keat
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To: no-to-illegals

http://dailybail.com/home/chart-who-funds-the-imf.html


26 posted on 03/27/2014 10:50:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Strategy

The headline should be re-written:

“REGIONAL POWER” RUSSIA MASSES 100,000 TROOPS ON UKRAINIAN BORDER.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 10:50:22 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: keat

You know as well as I do any war would probably be over in 48 hours.

And who is going to stop the Russians?


28 posted on 03/27/2014 10:50:54 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Strategy
A force that size in operational readiness is very expensive if just a bluff for concessions. On the other hand I don't Russia demanding anything from the Ukraine or ginning up some rent-a-mob riots.

I'm leaning toward a sudden incursion at any time. Putin went into Georgia while he was sitting next to Bush at the Beijing Olympics. Obama and Kerry are in the Middle East Friday.

29 posted on 03/27/2014 10:51:00 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Strategy

100,000 troops is a lot to support. An invasion is coming soon if this news it true.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 10:51:10 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Sacajaweau

uh oh ... so our House and Senate is running a ruse and not telling the truth of what we are giving to russia ... opps ... meant Ukraine.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 10:52:29 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: TADSLOS

Some were guessing what they were....I wouldn’t know what kind they are....just they were positioning there.

There’s some interesting videos I put on another thread of transporting long trains of tanks and military vehicles etc....these have been spotted by people at rail crossings taking photos and videos .....was quite something seeing them being transported....this was the first of the week.

I’m not so sure Putin’s going to ‘war’ over Ukraine at all.....rather preparing for whatever “opportunity” might present itself for him to act...I don’t think he’s going to charge in...rather if anything he’ll wait till elections and see how the people handle the outcome...if there’s too much unrest he’ll go in I think. We already know the Europeans and Obama said they will not go to war over Ukraine...


32 posted on 03/27/2014 10:53:00 AM PDT by caww
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To: MNDude

You don’t need a force that large to merely send a message.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 10:54:00 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: caww

Caww, am thinking we might know within less than 72 hours. Prayers, am wrong.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 10:54:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Strategy

I don’t know if Ukraine is right. I don’t know if Russia is right. The one thing I’m absolutely sure of is that Obama and Kerry will find a way to make it worse.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 10:55:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: goldstategop

Am afraid you are correct goldstate.


36 posted on 03/27/2014 10:55:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: blueunicorn6

one of those moments of checking if powder is dry.


37 posted on 03/27/2014 10:57:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: goldstategop
Better times Jan 2014...Kerry presents Lavrov with an Idaho Potato...the photo was actually banned in Lithuania!


38 posted on 03/27/2014 10:59:53 AM PDT by caww
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To: TADSLOS
Helicopters assemble in open areas naturally. Armored troops have more options for using some cover and/or concealment. It is not all Steppe there but the east has plenty of that too.  photo b68cc815-ccf6-4cdc-bdef-5e7deee3b6b8_zps849e9645.jpg
39 posted on 03/27/2014 11:00:02 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Kiev started all this crap with their little coup.

And Putin can't allow himself to be pushed-around by the Ukrainian Empire, pushing east.

40 posted on 03/27/2014 11:05:12 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: caww
Interesting photo of Kerry meeting with Lavrov taking their seats for meeting.... Wed at the Hague...none looked too happy..

Notice rolls or cupcakes (but no knives) on the table, then read my tagline. However, same result as we have no cards to play in this match-up.

41 posted on 03/27/2014 11:06:10 AM PDT by CedarDave (John Bolton comparing Kerry to Putin: "A cupcake negotiating with a steak knife.")
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To: caww
These are Mi-17s.

Mi-17

42 posted on 03/27/2014 11:15:29 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Sacajaweau

That’s a damn lie. The Ukrainian freedom fighters were justified in removing that Russian toadie scum who was stealing the country blind.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 11:16:29 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: no-to-illegals

Don’t know how long Putin can stage this on the border...he has to feed these troops etc.

At any rate....the International Leaders continue to poke the Bear...and he clearly said “springs recoil when they’re pushed too hard.”

Until the crisis in Ukraine the EU and Russia were not geopolitical competitors......But as the EU kept expanding it’s membership to include ten new countries, many of them former Soviet satellites and three republics of the former Soviet Union from about 2004 on...Putins been warning the EU and the US......

The EU forced an “either-or of Russia or EU” choice, which Russia always warned against.....and then the active involvement of the US in their political affairs as we know now...helping to organize, support and fund the MAiden Protests. Even after concessions were made by their elected Pres the MAiden had requested...they refused...and the mess exploded.

So With this being directly on Russians border..and his warm water port...I cannot blame him for protecting it, we’d do the same...they called his bluff and here we are.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 11:17:56 AM PDT by caww
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

Watch your step ... You maybe are asking for more than you can deliver.


45 posted on 03/27/2014 11:18:15 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: PGR88

Ukraine is pretty pithed off about this, it is what I am hearing. It’s even driving Christians and Muslims together, they are angrier at Russia than they are at one another and all are praying to God as they understand Him to achieve justice. The Christians are high minded as is our bent, but seems to me the Muslim segment could get pretty nasty.


46 posted on 03/27/2014 11:18:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: caww

That maybe is key Caww. I’m thinking less than 72 hours. Don’t know where it goes, if it goes down.


47 posted on 03/27/2014 11:19:31 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Strategy

This guy can be trusted. These Poles need to not worry. Warsaw is safe.


48 posted on 03/27/2014 11:20:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: caww

I pity dear Comrade Vladi . . . all those tiny nations on the Russian periphery, with the freedom to do as they please without asking his permission.


49 posted on 03/27/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

They certainly could bog the Bear down.


50 posted on 03/27/2014 11:22:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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