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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Essentially.
    Because the Obama Administration isn't intimidating enough?
    or is there another reason?
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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, it's the fault of the US that Putin decided to annex Crimea and try to do the same with the Ukraine?
    The Crimea would still be firmly part of Ukraine if the US and EU hadn't decided to assist pro-Western groups and Neo-Nazis in overthrowing the legally elected government of Ukraine. Putin took adavantage of the situation, to be sure, but he's not the reason for the overthrow of Yanukovich.


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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Because the Obama Administration isn't intimidating enough?
    or is there another reason?
    Sorry, I wasn't finished with that post when you quoted it.
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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The Crimea would still be firmly part of Ukraine if the US and EU hadn't decided to assist pro-Western groups and Neo-Nazis in overthrowing the legally elected government of Ukraine. Putin took adavantage of the situation, to be sure, but he's not the reason for the overthrow of Yanukovich.
    Somehow, this is lost on many Americans, but then again, given the propaganda in US MSM news, small surprise.
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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Essentially. You've been here all along. Along with the rest of us, didn't you witness Russia, in response to the Maiden Square riots that toppled the Ukrainian government, move into Crimea to secure Russia's assets and people?
    Actually, yes.

    Now, how do you know that it was the US and/or the EU behind the demise of the Ukrainian government?
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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Actually, yes.

    Now, how do you know that it was the US and/or the EU behind the demise of the Ukrainian government?
    Well, of course it won't be too visible in US news. But did you miss the Nuland/Pyatt leaked phone conversations?
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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The Crimea would still be firmly part of Ukraine if the US and EU hadn't decided to assist pro-Western groups and Neo-Nazis in overthrowing the legally elected government of Ukraine. Putin took adavantage of the situation, to be sure, but he's not the reason for the overthrow of Yanukovich.
    Yanukovitch had nothing to do with it?
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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    The US orchestrated a ‘coup d'état’ in Ukraine, which resulted in the ouster of President Victor Yanukovych, in an attempt to harness Russia geopolitically and militarily, a political analyst says.

    On February 23, amid rising anti-government violence in Ukraine, the country’s parliament ousted Yanukovych and named Oleksandr Turchynov, the legislature’s then speaker, as interim president.

    As the crisis was brewing in Ukraine, US and European officials repeatedly expressed support for the anti-government Ukrainian protesters. The protests took extreme forms as an increasing number of the protesters resorted to violence in confronting Ukrainian security forces.

    “The purpose of the Washington-financed and -orchestrated coup in Kiev was to put Ukraine… into the EU and NATO and to evict Russia from its warm water port and ring Russia with US missile bases,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote in a Wednesday article on Press TV’s website.

    “Washington’s opinion is that the exceptional and indispensable nation - the US - is above not only all other nations but also above law. What Washington does is legal. What anyone else does in opposition is illegal,” he noted.


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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Yanukovitch had nothing to do with it?
    Oh he was a bad guy. Corrupt, totalitarian....

    But we should be helping Ukrainians understand that there's a next election to get rid of a guy like that. A lot of Americans think Obama is corrupt and totalitarian, but except for the most extreme among them they are biding their time until the next election. Like you do in a functioning democracy. Ukraine doesn't have a functioning democracy because by jumping right to the side of those who did the overthrow, we are teaching them that they can just have a "revolution" every few years.


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    Re: Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The US orchestrated a ‘coup d'état’ in Ukraine, which resulted in the ouster of President Victor Yanukovych, in an attempt to harness Russia geopolitically and militarily, a political analyst says.

    On February 23, amid rising anti-government violence in Ukraine, the country’s parliament ousted Yanukovych and named Oleksandr Turchynov, the legislature’s then speaker, as interim president.

    As the crisis was brewing in Ukraine, US and European officials repeatedly expressed support for the anti-government Ukrainian protesters. The protests took extreme forms as an increasing number of the protesters resorted to violence in confronting Ukrainian security forces.

    “The purpose of the Washington-financed and -orchestrated coup in Kiev was to put Ukraine… into the EU and NATO and to evict Russia from its warm water port and ring Russia with US missile bases,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote in a Wednesday article on Press TV’s website.

    “Washington’s opinion is that the exceptional and indispensable nation - the US - is above not only all other nations but also above law. What Washington does is legal. What anyone else does in opposition is illegal,” he noted.


    PressTV - How much war does Washington want?
    All this during the Obama administration, the one that is so wussy (according to the right wing) that Putin feels free to go ahead and invade Ukraine?

    I don't recall hearing a lot from the lamestream media about that for some reason.
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