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Russian PM warns Moldova after border incident
AP ^ | May. 12, 2014

Posted on 05/14/2014 11:13:52 AM PDT by McGruff

Russia's prime minister warned Monday that Moscow could punish Moldova after a Russian politician's plane was briefly held while traveling in the region over the weekend, according to state news agency ITAR TASS.

Dmitry Medvedev told a meeting of government officials that Russia would take the episode into account "with regards to economic cooperation" with Moldova.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was visiting the separatist province of Trans-Dniester on Friday, where he collected signatures for a petition calling on Moscow to recognize the region as independent from Moldova. Boxes containing some of the signatures were confiscated by Moldovan authorities at Chisinau airport.

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1 posted on 05/14/2014 11:13:52 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

Moldova has to wonder if they are next.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 11:17:18 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Looking for a smaller and easier target.

Russia grows more pathetic by the week.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 11:21:59 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: GeronL

Well, we knew the Ukraine was the test ground. The message has been received.

Russia is tossing it’s weight around like a tubby 165 pound third grader. It makes you wonder what is going on domestically for the leadership to find the need to misdirect the attention away.

This isn’t an act of war on Moldova’s part. It’s an international incident at worst, and a ho hum moment otherwise.

Now Russia is going to punish Moldova? What an insecure childish leadership they have in Moscow these days.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 11:22:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: McGruff

Moldova said at the time, that they were doing so at the request of the “US Government”.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 11:23:10 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

RT tweeted that the request came from George Soros himself.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 11:25:52 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DoughtyOne

“Now Russia is going to punish Moldova?”

Russia has plenty of leverage to use against a tiny state like Moldova.

The gas valve, and independence for Trans-Whatever. If Russia decides to give them the same status as Kalliningrad, there isn’t a damn thing the Moldovans can do about it.

And it sits astride the only international trade route that Moldova has with the rest of the world.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 11:26:29 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: DoughtyOne

Unfortunately the US is run by a kindergartener


8 posted on 05/14/2014 11:28:24 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: tcrlaf
Maybe he can fly over there for a meeting.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 11:29:26 AM PDT by McGruff (#BringBackOurJobs)
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To: 1rudeboy

Are you always an idiot? Or do you just play one on the internet?


10 posted on 05/14/2014 11:29:49 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: McGruff

Rogozin is a real bast**d.

I wouldn’t put it past him to do exactly what he threatened to, arrive the next time in a Super-sonic bomber, and dare the Ukrainians to challenge it.

Think John Kerry, with cajones.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 11:34:09 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m sure it does. None of these smaller nations can withstand pressure from Moscow. That’s the rub. None of this activity is warranted. None of these nations is a threat to Moscow. Not one.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 11:34:54 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: McGruff

But fomenting that coup in Ukraine sounded like such a great idea a couple months ago. Good thing there wasn’t a chance of that kind of brilliance blowing up the entire region.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 11:38:17 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: GeronL

It bothers me to see people like you constantly trying to give the guy a promotion! LOL

I have said he acts like a nine year old child.

I still believe that to be true.

His world view is prepubescent.

He has this skewed idealistic vision of the world that is nothing but a vapor trail. He is clueless to the damage he is doing, but he is doing it by choice. He thinks he’s the smartest man in the room.

This guy makes the general idiot Democrat like Kennedy et al, look like Mensa candidates.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 11:38:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: McGruff

Czar Putin is moving on to reestablish the old Soviet empire. No Ronald Reagan to stop them this time. The fool in the White House is too busy playing golf. And Putin is not afraid of him or the US military full of homos.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: McGruff

How does Transnistria survive as a pro-Russian ally? It’s only access to the outside world is through Moldova and Ukraine, both of which are hostile to Russia.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 11:42:26 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: DoughtyOne

“None of these nations is a threat to Moscow.”

Stopping Rogozin on a diplomatic visit, boarding his plane, and taking documents from a Russian diplomat is enough to go to *WAR* over. Not to mention intercepting a national aircraft on a diplomatic mission, like the coup government did over Ukraine.

Wars have started over much smaller diplomatic incidents. That is a CLEAR casus beli. And Russia has every right under established doctrines, including our own, to respond to it.

Which brings me back to the White House...


17 posted on 05/14/2014 11:46:26 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Orangedog

“But fomenting that coup in Ukraine sounded like such a great idea a couple months ago. Good thing there wasn’t a chance of that kind of brilliance blowing up the entire region.”

I keep hearing Erkel Obama saying, “Did I’z do that??”


18 posted on 05/14/2014 11:48:26 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: DoughtyOne

promotion. lol


19 posted on 05/14/2014 11:49:30 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: tcrlaf

Go to war over it? Seriously?

Wow.

So you think tens of thousands of people should die over it?

Like I said, wow.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 11:53:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: GeronL

:^)

Hey, if the camel feed bucket fits...


21 posted on 05/14/2014 11:58:17 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

lol


22 posted on 05/14/2014 11:59:25 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DoughtyOne

You are doing the strawman thing again.
Reread what I wrote. Or is English not your first language?


23 posted on 05/14/2014 11:59:56 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Didn’t you state that Russia has every right to respond to this, and also that wars have started over less?

Why yes..., you did.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3155954/posts?page=17#17


24 posted on 05/14/2014 12:05:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: tcrlaf
I think Obama handed the ball to McCain

McCain Tells Ukraine Protesters ‘America Is With You’ (Dec 15, 2013) since he did such a good job with Libya and Syria.

25 posted on 05/14/2014 12:30:10 PM PDT by McGruff (#BringBackOurJobs)
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To: 1rudeboy

“RT tweeted that the request came from George Soros himself.”

LMAO

You’re good.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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