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US denounces referendum plans in east Ukraine
AP ^ | May 6th, 2014 6:08PM | By MATTHEW LEE

Posted on 05/06/2014 9:13:05 PM PDT by Mariner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration denounced as illegal a planned weekend referendum by pro-Russian insurgents pushing for autonomy and independence for portions of eastern Ukraine.

Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the referendum set for Sunday would be "bogus" and not recognized by the West.

Last month Moscow supported an independence referendum in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, which led to its annexation by Russia. Leaders of the anti-government movement say they plan to hold a referendum on autonomy in the areas of Donetsk and Luhansk, although no preparations for the vote have yet been seen.

"We flatly reject this illegal effort to further divide Ukraine," Kerry told reporters after meeting at the State Department with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. "It's pursuit will create even more problems in the effort to try to de-escalate the situation."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
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Obama lectures Russians on the Rule of Law.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 9:13:05 PM PDT by Mariner
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2 posted on 05/06/2014 9:14:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mariner

Those strong letters of protest from the WH seem to be making a difference. /s


3 posted on 05/06/2014 9:15:13 PM PDT by doc1019
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Dude.

That's great.

Spit up my cherry juice when I saw that.

4 posted on 05/06/2014 9:16:43 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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I’m not surprised.

Then again Russia will accept as legitimate whatever the people of Donetsk decide on Sunday.

That is for sure.


5 posted on 05/06/2014 9:28:46 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mariner
In the same time the US recognized the Muzzie scum who are murdering Christians in Syria.

At least they're consistent, they'll take whichever side of an issue most likely to keep the pot boiling and the blood flowing.

6 posted on 05/06/2014 9:32:50 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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Yes, I’m confused here. The elected government was ousted by protesting mobs, and that is OK. Now we want a new election that doesn’t allow certain groups to vote. I thought democracy was everybody’s god these days? I guess that only applies when the results are what we say they should be.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 10:21:44 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3152766/posts

US grants Syrian opposition diplomatic status
AlJazeera ^ | May 6, 2014

Posted on 07 May 2014 01:15:47 AM by Brad from Tennessee

The United States has said it will recognise the offices of the main opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) as a diplomatic foreign mission and announced plans for a $27m increase in non-lethal assistance to rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 10:40:17 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: Mariner

Really?

What’s Obama gonna do?

Putin doesn’t use Obama’s country club.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 11:17:55 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Pining_4_TX
No need to be confused, if the jerks now in charge in Kiev could win in a fair election they'd have waited on the elections instead of throwing the other jerks out.

The main goal of the Kiev Kiddies and all their BS propaganda ever since they took over has been to establish a rationale for delaying the elections or ignoring the votes from some regions when elections are held.

Now Kiev will refuse to count votes from regions that hold a referendum prior to the elections and anywhere else there have been protests. Just like US democrat fascists, the mob is right if they're democrat but traitors and terrorists if they aren't on the democrat payroll.

10 posted on 05/06/2014 11:22:57 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Mariner

I feel like I did in 1979. A citizen with an impotent president on the world stage.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 1:13:14 AM PDT by montag813
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This is a Kremlin Borscht Bridage high volume propaganda thread.

Yeah, it’s always kosher to let armed insurgents take over govt. buildings....illegally, with the assistance of Russian special operations...and then allow them to have their own Mickey Mouse referendums.

LOL..what a freaking joke.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 3:04:32 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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I love waking up in the morning, making coffee, and coming to Free Republic for the latest Bolshevik PR.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 5:54:24 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: goldstategop
Then again Russia will accept as legitimate whatever the people of Donetsk decide on Sunday.

That is for sure.


Seriously? Will they have areas with 99% of the people voting? Will they be stuffing ballot boxes? Will they have Russian troops making the sure the election is "free and fair"? Will they be given no other options than to secede?

THAT is for sure.
14 posted on 05/07/2014 6:36:09 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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Seriously? Will they have areas with 99% of the people voting? Will they be stuffing ballot boxes?

What do you think this is, Philadelphia?

15 posted on 05/07/2014 6:36:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Philly would be 104% friend.


16 posted on 05/07/2014 6:48:25 AM PDT by bill1952 (taxes don't hurt the rich, they keep YOU from becoming rich.)
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To: Fred Nerks

That really sucks.


17 posted on 05/07/2014 6:56:00 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: bill1952

Good point.


18 posted on 05/07/2014 7:05:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fred Nerks

What a screwed up dang mess!


19 posted on 05/07/2014 7:05:27 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: goldstategop

LOL! Putinistas are funny.


20 posted on 05/07/2014 7:09:54 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: montag813

I was 3 almost 4 at this time in 1979. I felt like the world was full of amazing things that I had never seen before, Santa Claus was real, and Bugs Bunny was the coolest person on the planet. Yes, I called Bugs Bunny a person. Innocence, if only I never taken a bite of the tree of knowledge of good an evil.

One thing is certain. God knows about all this, and will make it right. Check this out from my Bible reading this morning.

[Isa 64:1-2 KJV] Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!

It’s time to pray that prayer.


21 posted on 05/07/2014 7:14:42 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Rashputin

Bingo!


22 posted on 05/08/2014 9:56:51 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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