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    Re: Concerns Russia will move into rest of Ukraine soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Putin allowed for a fast and apparently free election likety split. Let's see Ukraine do the same, oops, it hasn't and to my knowledge no date has been set.

    Sorry, whether we like it or not, Putin has behaved more democratically in this one instance than we or "our" side has.
    Putin is lucky to have you, isn't he?

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    Re: Concerns Russia will move into rest of Ukraine soon

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Putin is lucky to have you, isn't he?
    And Putin is certainly lucky to have you righties second-guessing Obama. Both you squishy lefties and disloyal righties should sign up for Ron Paul .
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    Re: Concerns Russia will move into rest of Ukraine soon

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    And Putin is certainly lucky to have you righties second-guessing Obama. Both you squishy lefties and disloyal righties should sign up for Ron Paul .
    Disloyal? Lol, hey buddy what now?

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    Re: Concerns Russia will move into rest of Ukraine soon

    LOL

    Well there might be something to worry about. It appears that a very attractive damsel in distress is awaiting Putin to come and rescue her people. I don't know, if it were me, I might jump on that!!!!



    Nato alarm as woman minister urges Putin to invade her country: Military commander speaks of concerns over threat from breakaway region near Moldovan border | Mail Online

    The glamorous foreign minister of a breakaway region of Moldova is calling on Vladimir Putin to make her country his next conquest in eastern Europe.

    Few may have heard of Transdniestria, the unofficial and fictitious-sounding statelet whose head of international relations is 36-year-old Nina Shtanski.

    However, senior Western figures are alarmed that following the annexation of Crimea it is step two in a Kremlin masterplan to redraw the frontiers of Europe.

    This top diplomat in staunchly pro-Russian Transdniestria, who has a penchant for revealing black dresses, is gushing in her praise of Putin's takeover of the Black Sea peninsula.

    She openly invites him to make the same move in her landlocked territory of 509,000 people, wedged between strife-torn Ukraine and Moldova.

    'We are pleased to say that the outcome of the Crimean referendum almost fully coincides with the results of the Transdniestrian referendum of 17 September 2006, when over 97 per cent of voters chose independence and the prospect of voluntary unification with Russia,' she said in a statement.

    'The obvious match of the will expressed by people in Crimea and Transdniestria demonstrates that the Russian World is uniting and the people's wish for unity cannot be stopped.'
    DANG!!!! I'm a Putin fan now!!!! He better go on and jump on that!!! WOW!!!!


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    Re: Concerns Russia will move into rest of Ukraine soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    That's not accurate to what I'm reading. The second option does give the Crimean assembly the OPTION some day to work with Russia, but according to the article it is on it's face an option to be essentially autonomous entity INSIDE Ukraine. Since Ukraine isn't really a "known" entity at the moment, it makes sense to word it that way, to me. How can you ask a citizenry to make a definitive choice about an unknown, but to be autonomous within a unknown that you hope will work out, that seems legit. Then if Ukraine turns out as some hope it will, then the Crimean parliament could re-unionize with Ukraine, or if it ends up an extreme right wing can of nuts, they can either remain autonomous or join Russia.
    Only a bogus vote would have no option to keep the status quo. In any case, it's not Russia's business to determine whether a part of Ukraine will remain autonomous within Ukraine.
    To me it seems kind of like,... there's a coup on the US, Mexico fearing for it's citizens in Texas, decide to invade Texas in a bloodless invasion (although unlike Crimea, there are no forces already there). Then the President of Mexico sets a referendum offering Texas to become part of Mexico or the become an autonomous country within US, hmmm, I hear Texas kind of wants to do that, don't they? Apparently Crimeans didn't.
    Which wold still be completely unjustified. We developed the concept of territorial integrity for this exact reason - so that countries can't support breakaway factions within other countries for trumped-up nationalist bull**** as was just done in Crimea.
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