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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Any election done at the point of a gun is no real election.



    Since most of the people in Crimea are ethnic Russians I will ignore this post.

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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Apparently you missed the jubilant celebrations.
    Most people celebrate their town not being destroyed. In WWII, towns turned out to cheer the Germans and then to cheer the Americans if there was not fighting.

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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Since most of the people in Crimea are ethnic Russians I will ignore this post.
    So basically you endorse separate-but-equal racism for which obviously everyone sticks with their own ethnicity? Then what is your ethnicity so we can pre-know where you stand on every issue given at least you are 100% loyal to your ethnicity whatever that leads to.

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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Most people celebrate their town not being destroyed. In WWII, towns turned out to cheer the Germans and then to cheer the Americans if there was not fighting.
    That's a hilarious explanation of this jubilation.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    You dont see the gunmen with faces closed who captured the parliament building?
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    Debate and Vote.

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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    How many people were killed in this so called invasion of Crimea?
    "So-called"?? Can you really be that obtuse?
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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's a hilarious explanation of this jubilation.
    What is hilarious is your declaring 22,000 foreign troops and weapons irrelevant - and then calling it democracy.

    There are nearly 3,000,000 people in Crimea. 95% did not engage in "jubilation." But you declare the 5% who do and that the conquering army declaring they won the election equates to democracy is so absurd no words can describe it.

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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And calling what happened in Kiev is democratic?
    No, but it is internal and did not involve any foreign invasion or military conquest of another country's territory.

    I do not believe you do not see the distinction.

    I do not think the Florida count in the Bush-Gore election as democracy either. However, in your opinion then would justify any and all countries invading Florida. Your logic is absurd.

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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Elections at the point of a gun??? Can you please provide evidence of someone threatening someone with a gun?
    Seriously Russia invades Ukraine with illegally unmarked soldiers. Install a puppet govt that holds a referendum that has no option to stay part of the Ukraine and has a vote with Russian soldiers occupying the territory and you don't think that is a referendum at the point of a gun?
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    re: Crimea votes to join Russia[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Well it looks like the people of Crimea has spoken. NINETY FIVE PERCENT voted to join Russia. WOW!!!

    We'll see what the people in Washington say who have been pushing democracy and the will of the people.

    Ukraine crisis: Early results show Crimea votes to join Russia - CNN.com
    Basically, the only people that voted at all are the people that want to join Russia. Those that didn't stayed home. That's not a real vote.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/17/wo...ndum.html?_r=0
    "Citizens with misgivings about joining Mr. Putin’s Russian Federation, particularly Crimean Tatars, a Muslim Turkic people with a history of persecution by Russia, generally opted to stay home rather than participate in what they called a rigged vote."
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