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(The New York Times)   Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych does his best Baghdad Bob impression, says "Nobody deposed me"   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2014-02-28 04:06:29 PM  
4 votes:

JerseyTim: jshine: JerseyTim: Well, Baghdad Bob turned out to be right in the end, so this might not be the comparison you're looking for.

Indeed - there were no Americans in Baghdad and all was well.

There were no WMDs.
Iraq will not be easy to capture. "They do not know in what mud they are wading."
The US are foreign invaders and civilians will resist them.

But, hey, he was such a funny character!


He did not get his reputation because of his statements about WMD, Iraq WAS easy to capture, and his statements were all about how SADDAM would come out on top, not the people of Iraq.
2014-02-28 03:53:57 PM  
2 votes:
This sounds suspiciously like an opportunity to portray himself as the legitimate government of Ukraine, establish a Russian-backed alternative to that in Kiev and ... well, partition the country.
2014-02-28 03:40:51 PM  
2 votes:

JerseyTim: Well, Baghdad Bob turned out to be right in the end, so this might not be the comparison you're looking for.


Indeed - there were no Americans in Baghdad and all was well.
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2014-02-28 03:23:36 PM  
2 votes:
When you are so unpopular that your own guards abandon you and you have to run to escape the country because of a "direct and imminent threat" to your life, you've pretty much been deposed.

He certainly seems to be hoping that Putin will put him back into power though.
2014-02-28 03:08:16 PM  
2 votes:
HARD FACT #371: If their soldiers are on the soil and yours aren't, and yours can't get theirs off it, it's not your soil anymore, regardless of what your internal laws say.
2014-03-01 07:21:53 AM  
1 vote:

rpl: Pattuq: Pretty sure that if your own people force you to abandon your elected position that you're no longer their leader.

Imagine the tea party* picnics from a few years ago as a series of massive violent riots all over Washington with barricades, rocks, molotovs and firearms that somehow grow to such an extent that a group of TP-affiliated congressmen (accompanied by grumpy armed guys who for some reason refuse to remove their masks despite the 'hostilities' being 'over') announce that Obama is no longer president (as mobs of people raid his and other democrats' properties). Also 'Jesus" is now the official language and the constitution is rolled back because fark the amendments.

Coup or "will of the people"?
Is Obama still president?
What do you imagine the actions of the blue states will be?
How many USs will there be in a year, how many of them will be "independent" and how many will be Canadian/Mexican protectorates?

* feel free to replace Obama with Bush and the TP with OWS if the above doesn't fit your political position


It should be obvious by now that successful revolutions are legitimate and unsuccessful revolutions illegal. If Crimea splits off and manages to stay split-off, it will be a legitimate secession.
2014-02-28 05:35:14 PM  
1 vote:

LewDux: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been placed under house arrest and forbidden from using the internet or receiving visitors.


With the Olympics done ol' Pooty-Poot can get back to what Russians do best.
Purge.
2014-02-28 05:06:24 PM  
1 vote:

Plant Rights Activist: Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: This sounds suspiciously like an opportunity to portray himself as the legitimate government of Ukraine, establish a Russian-backed alternative to that in Kiev and ... well, partition the country.

if you can't be president of Ukraine you can at least be governor of a Russian Crimea.


Except that even the Crimeans don't want him because he's a coward... and even Pooty-poot is pretty much ignoring him now that he is of no use to him.
2014-02-28 04:19:56 PM  
1 vote:

illogic: CleanAndPure: America has become Russia's biatch.

You know what you're right.  We should just get it over with already.  We can start with a little saber rattling foreplay and then take it up a notch and declare war against Russia.  That will restore our rightful place in the world.


We will never fight over Eastern Europe. That's why I think it was a mistake to admit the Baltic States into NATO. At least with Ukraine, failing to do anything won't destroy NATO. When Lithuania's turn comes, though, NATO will fall apart.
2014-02-28 04:18:06 PM  
1 vote:

CleanAndPure: "Syria needs to stop killing their own people and install democracy. What's that Putin... Syria is your friend? Oh OK... go ahead supply weapons to the dictator then. We won't stop you."


"Syria needs to stop using chemical weapons. What's that Putin? You're sending a target ship? What, that's supposed to scare us? We're still coming. Oh, you've convinced them to get rid of their WMDs? Oh, ok. Go ahead. And thanks for the UN verification recently that you followed through."
2014-02-28 04:08:51 PM  
1 vote:
Russia won't put Weird-Al Yanukovich on the throne in Ukraine. They may acquire Ukraine back into the empire... but putting weird Al back wouldn't make sense.


That said... I'm tired of Putin keep kicking the US and Natos arse. He always wins.


"Putin... don't you dare invade Georgia and take territories from them...

Damn it Putin! OK... go ahead then."


"Syria needs to stop killing their own people and install democracy. What's that Putin... Syria is your friend? Oh OK... go ahead supply weapons to the dictator then. We won't stop you."

"Don't you dare invade Crimea or Ukraine! Oh what's that... there are Russians there... our bad Putin... take whatever you need."

America has become Russia's biatch.
2014-02-28 04:03:58 PM  
1 vote:

Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: This sounds suspiciously like an opportunity to portray himself as the legitimate government of Ukraine, establish a Russian-backed alternative to that in Kiev and ... well, partition the country.


if you can't be president of Ukraine you can at least be governor of a Russian Crimea.
2014-02-28 04:01:22 PM  
1 vote:

jshine: JerseyTim: Well, Baghdad Bob turned out to be right in the end, so this might not be the comparison you're looking for.

Indeed - there were no Americans in Baghdad and all was well.


There were no WMDs.
Iraq will not be easy to capture. "They do not know in what mud they are wading."
The US are foreign invaders and civilians will resist them.

But, hey, he was such a funny character!
2014-02-28 03:59:20 PM  
1 vote:

PsiChi: All fake news anyway, just like the Iraq "war."

Gonna fall for this one?


Are you suffering from brain trauma?
2014-02-28 03:43:42 PM  
1 vote:
Looks like some shiat is going down in the Crimea, he may be back before you can say "Black Sea Fleet".
 
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