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1 posted on 05/04/2014 12:05:20 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

WHY??
Ukraine announced almost immediately after the last one that they had no intention of following it.


2 posted on 05/04/2014 12:54:07 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Maybe Germany and Russia have a plan to divide up Ukraine.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 1:11:05 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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John McCain, a former Republican candidate for the White House, on Thursday accused Merkel of standing in the way of firmer measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine due to Berlin’s lucrative business ties with Moscow.

“I would tell her that I am not surprised but embarrassed at their failure of leadership. They’re the leaders, they’re being governed by the industrial complex from Germany,” McCain said.

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions echoed the rebuke, saying there needed to be “a clearer, more focused, more unified position, and Germany is right there in the middle of it.”

The remarks sparked outrage in Berlin, with top-selling newspaper Bild saying McCain had “attacked” Merkel with “crass” comments.

http://www.thelocal.de/20140502/germany-fumes-over-mccains-merkel-attack


8 posted on 05/04/2014 2:11:51 PM PDT by McGruff (I'ts not the crime it's the coverup they said.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Some facts about Russia's interesting military allies.

Collective Security Treaty Organization
Wikipedia

Member states[edit]

Current members
Armenia (2002)
Belarus (2002)
Kazakhstan (2002)
Kyrgyzstan (2002)
Russia (2002)
Tajikistan (2002)

Observers
Afghanistan (2013)
Serbia (2013)

Possible candidates
Iran

Former members
Azerbaijan (joined 1994, withdrew 1999)
Georgia (joined 1994, withdrew 1999)
Uzbekistan (joined 1994, withdrew 2012)

Russia has military friends in its Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO: members listed below).

All of the following excerpts are from the CIA World Factbook (as accessed on 4MAY14).

Russia
Religions:
Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2% (2006 est.) note: estimates are of practicing worshipers; Russia has large populations of non-practicing believers and non-believers, a legacy of over seven decades of Soviet rule

Kazakhstan
Religions:
Muslim 70.2%, Christian 26.2% (Russian Orthodox 23.9%, other Christian 2.3%), Buddhist 0.1%, other 0.2%, atheist 2.8%, unspecified 0.5% (2009 Census)

Kyrgyzstan
Religions:
Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%

Tajikistan
Religions:
Sunni Muslim 85%, Shia Muslim 5%, other 10% (2003 est.)


Belarus
Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.
Religions:
Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)

Armenia
Religions:
Armenian Apostolic 92.6%, Evangelical 1%, other 2.4%, none 1.1%, unspecified 2.9% (2011 est.)


10 posted on 05/04/2014 3:14:32 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It could be that Obama is planning to tell Ukraine to give up the South and East and submit to a Russian puppet in the elections to make the problem go away. The Germans and EU would also benefit because the EU/IMF/World Bank would no longer have to make those loans to a state that would not pay them back.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 6:02:25 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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Germany is sitting out the new Ukraine war. 0bama is on his own.


25 posted on 05/04/2014 10:17:19 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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Why don’t they try meeting in Odessa? It’s so stupid how people who aren’t involved in what’s really going on have some meeting in a beautiful city far away from the noise of battle.

John Kerry can lead a column of Pro-Ukrainian Freedom Fighters and Putin can lead a column of Pro-Russian Christians. They can meet in the middle of the street and solve their differences.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 5:28:01 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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ROSH and GOMER!!!! Look it up if you don’t understand...


35 posted on 05/05/2014 3:49:57 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Soon everything in America will be "free", except it's people.)
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