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(MSN) NewsFlash Russian troops invade the Crimean region of Ukraine. This will not end well   (news.msn.com) divider line 504
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2014-03-01 06:42:06 PM  

LordJiro: Pincy: Why do I have a feeling that if Obama announced tomorrow that he was sending troops into Ukraine to help protect its borders that the Republicans would suddenly be the biggest Pacifists on the face of the earth?

'Why is Obama risking World War 3 over people who WANT to join Russia?! On behalf of the MUSLIM NAZI Tartars?! IMPEACH!"


FOTFY
 
2014-03-01 06:42:09 PM  

StanTheMan: [fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net image 599x576]


And of course the left ridiculed Romney since alinsky is way up inside their ass tickling them and making their zombie brains follow absurd nasty direction.
 
2014-03-01 06:42:11 PM  

jvl: As a condition for Ukraine giving up its Nukes, the US promised to do something about it.


Hopefully the language of that treaty is very vague.
 
2014-03-01 06:42:16 PM  

SlothB77: Nothing leads to sustainable peace like a weak president unwilling to be a force for good in the world.


Why won't Obama lead us to war in order to build peace??!!
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2014-03-01 06:42:17 PM  

Pincy: Why do I have a feeling that if Obama announced tomorrow that he was sending troops into Ukraine to help protect its borders that the Republicans would suddenly be the biggest Pacifists on the face of the earth?


I'm sure someone would play the "Why is Obama helping the bro-Nazi rioters who overthrew a legitimately elected president?" card.
 
2014-03-01 06:43:15 PM  
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Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue....
 
2014-03-01 06:44:35 PM  
Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this
 
2014-03-01 06:45:36 PM  

jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this


Is that sort of like saying "the blacks" in a way?
 
2014-03-01 06:45:41 PM  

jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this


What is it?
 
2014-03-01 06:47:03 PM  
I think we should do nothing.

Do not speak in specifics or generality.

Just keep out of it.

But if the President does have to do something, send over a group of diplomats to try and resolve the issue as peacefully as possible.

And make sure that the diplomats are gay - that way, we rub Putin's face in it and make sure that the most important issue in the world is resolved.
 
2014-03-01 06:47:10 PM  

IronTom: jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this

What is it?


Ukraine, according to the people living there. Apparently "The Ukraine" was the approved term by the U.S.S.R., to establish it as a region, not a nation.
 
2014-03-01 06:48:07 PM  

SlothB77: Nothing leads to sustainable peace like a weak president unwilling to be a force for good in the world.


But enough about Bush.
 
2014-03-01 06:48:14 PM  
We have about as much control over Russia invading Crimea as Russia would have over us invading Juarez, Mexico. And about as much of an interest in stopping it as they would, too.

I know the chicken hawk neocons in this country go absolutely apeshiat whenever another country does something militarily because in their world America must ALWAYS do something to stop it. But most of those nutjobs couldn't point Crimea out on a map, so they can eff off as always.
 
2014-03-01 06:48:37 PM  
Well, it is March.

They should have waited a month.  Then if their invasion failed, they could pass it off as an April Fool's prank.
 
2014-03-01 06:49:26 PM  

jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this


Also, these invaders are not thugs, teabaggers.
 
2014-03-01 06:49:30 PM  
In short, since I've posted it in other threads about this. "The Ukraine" is a rough English translation of the Russian practice of treating Ukraine as a region and not a country. The Russian language has no articles, but they use prepositions in a similar manner. There is a preposition you use to say that you are in a country, but you use a different on with Ukraine. And it's the only country in the world where you do.
 
2014-03-01 06:50:02 PM  

Boojum2k: IronTom: jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this

What is it?

Ukraine, according to the people living there. Apparently "The Ukraine" was the approved term by the U.S.S.R., to establish it as a region, not a nation.


Odd since Russian (along with all other slavic languages) doesn't use articles. Surely there's an equivalent word ending.
 
2014-03-01 06:50:13 PM  

SlothB77: Nothing leads to sustainable peace like a weak president unwilling to be a force for good in the world.


You can always tell a chickenhawk
 
2014-03-01 06:50:52 PM  

Lord_Baull: SlothB77: Nothing leads to sustainable peace like a weak president unwilling to be a force for good in the world.

Why won't Obama lead us to war in order to build peace??!!
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Obama's gonna appease the sh*t out of you.
 
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2014-03-01 06:51:00 PM  
Borock Oblahmah is powerless to stop PUTIN ON THE RITZ!
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2014-03-01 06:51:41 PM  

Lord_Baull: The ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, said Obama must "lead a meaningful, unified response"



Have any of these warmongers suggested what, EXACTLY, we should do about this? And would any of their suggestions NOT end in a real life replay of the end of War Games?
 
2014-03-01 06:51:47 PM  

jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this


I'll try, but if I slip, it's not because I'm pro-Russian here.  "The Ukraine" just sounds normal, like "the United States".
 
2014-03-01 06:52:03 PM  

ZAZ: Crimea is gone, but we should make sure Putin knows if Kiev is threatened there will be a cruise missile with his name on it.


If their entire presence in Ukraine is to see how far they can go before meeting resistance, Russia has some experience in surrounding and blockading capital cities.
 
2014-03-01 06:53:15 PM  

KeatingFive: SlothB77: Nothing leads to sustainable peace like a weak president unwilling to be a force for good in the world.

You can always tell a chickenhawk


You just can't tell him much.
 
2014-03-01 06:53:19 PM  

jigger: Boojum2k: IronTom: jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this

What is it?

Ukraine, according to the people living there. Apparently "The Ukraine" was the approved term by the U.S.S.R., to establish it as a region, not a nation.

Odd since Russian (along with all other slavic languages) doesn't use articles. Surely there's an equivalent word ending.


It's done with prepositions in Russian
 
2014-03-01 06:53:58 PM  

Cataholic: I suspect a sternly-worded letter with strenuous objections is on its way.



And I suspect that you still don't know whether the GOP was for or against our actions in Libya.
 
2014-03-01 06:54:12 PM  
Just divide the country in half and be done with it.  Obviously the people in the east don't want to be under western influence any more than people in the west want to be under Russian influence, so don't make them.

And, as a side benefit, all dumbasses who say "the Ukraine" won't be able to do that any more.
 
2014-03-01 06:54:34 PM  

jchuffyman: jigger: Boojum2k: IronTom: jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this

What is it?

Ukraine, according to the people living there. Apparently "The Ukraine" was the approved term by the U.S.S.R., to establish it as a region, not a nation.

Odd since Russian (along with all other slavic languages) doesn't use articles. Surely there's an equivalent word ending.

It's done with prepositions in Russian


In Russia, prepositions do you!
 
2014-03-01 06:54:48 PM  
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2014-03-01 06:55:43 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Lord_Baull: The ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, said Obama must "lead a meaningful, unified response"


Have any of these warmongers suggested what, EXACTLY, we should do about this? And would any of their suggestions NOT end in a real life replay of the end of War Games?


Obama needs to rattle his saber HARDER!!1
 
2014-03-01 06:56:54 PM  

PunGent: jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this

I'll try, but if I slip, it's not because I'm pro-Russian here.  "The Ukraine" just sounds normal, like "the United States".


Alright, if you think "The America" sounds normal
 
2014-03-01 06:56:58 PM  
Once the Russians take control of the surface they will take control of you.
 
2014-03-01 06:57:36 PM  
In before all the armchair quarterbacks.

Oh wait...
 
2014-03-01 06:57:56 PM  
This will end very quietly with the partition of the Ukraine.
 
2014-03-01 06:59:08 PM  

aerojockey: Just divide the country in half and be done with it.  Obviously the people in the east don't want to be under western influence any more than people in the west want to be under Russian influence, so don't make them.


Maybe build a big wall?  Some sort of metallic drape?
 
2014-03-01 07:00:08 PM  

Lord_Baull: Nabb1: Lord_Baull: Hobodeluxe: ksdanj: ManateeGag: Nabb1: I guess the speech didn't work.

What, exactly, do you want the US to do about it?

Yes, please elaborate Nabb1...

I'm going to guess he wants exactly the opposite of whatever Obama does.

they're reactionary. they don't take positions before Obama does.


Nabb1: ManateeGag: Nabb1: I guess the speech didn't work.

What, exactly, do you want the US to do about it?

I don't know, yet. Did you expect the speech to work?


Lolz. "I don't know what Obama should do, I'm just against everything he's done so far."

That's what you got out of that? Man, you guys are too sensitive about that guy.

Numerous calls for you to explain post. No response. I'm open ears.


I was eating dinner with my wife and kids. Do you really expect me to drop that to meet your demand for me to explain myself? Who the f*ck do you think you are? You think you're so goddamned special that you DEMAND an explanation for every little sarcastic remark that offends your delicate political sensibilities and then feign indignation because they don't immediately drop everything and cater to your whims? Here's my explanation: get over yourself.
 
2014-03-01 07:00:37 PM  
Wouldn't have this problem if we would just fund XCOM. Those units can be deployed anywhere on the map. Just spam them for the next few turns and the asian land issue is pretty much solved. Thanks nanotechnology!
 
2014-03-01 07:01:29 PM  

jvl: ManateeGag: What, exactly, do you want the US to do about it?

Difficulty: As a condition for Ukraine giving up its Nukes, the US promised to do something about it.

The Russians wouldn't be invading a nuke-armed Ukraine. This is our fault, so hand-wringing won't cut it.

The Russians will probably try to play this as "the old gov't is legit, so the US should invade the rest of the Ukraine and force them to unify with the legitimate Ukraine."  Motherbearfarkers.


No it didn't. The agreement was that the U.S, UK and Russia would respect its borders and stay out of its business. As far as I know there isn't any provision saying the U.S has to be Captain Save a Hoe, especially when it seems that an area of the country is cozying up to Russia
 
2014-03-01 07:01:56 PM  
Send Cossacks.
 
2014-03-01 07:02:04 PM  
Absolute nonsense. Does Putin expect anyone to believe that he's rolling tanks into a sovereign nation out of concern that a few Russian citizens might be lynched? Can anyone point to a single example of mob violence against Russian nationals in Ukraine? This is nothing more than Russia viewing Ukraine as a colony. Putin intends to invade and conquer the nation, oust the democratic leadership, and forcefully install a puppet dictator of his choosing.
 
2014-03-01 07:02:23 PM  

fusillade762: aerojockey: Just divide the country in half and be done with it.  Obviously the people in the east don't want to be under western influence any more than people in the west want to be under Russian influence, so don't make them.

Maybe build a big wall?  Some sort of metallic drape?


You sir get 2 free hours of Internet
 
2014-03-01 07:03:01 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: Nope, and it'll be the women who suffer the most. As usual.

There will be international outrage over all the rape and murder that will ensue.

And not a damn thing will change or be done about it.



Realistically? What can be done? Any military action is likely to escalate very quickly into all-out nuclear war. We're not dealing with a dipshiat like Saddam Hussein here. We're dealing with the country with the 2nd largest number of nuclear missiles on the planet.
 
2014-03-01 07:03:06 PM  

stratagos: Livinglush: Finally time to kick some ruskies.

When is your flight? You certainly wouldn't suggest getting into a fight without being willing to be one of the first casualties, *right*?


14 years and counting in the USAF. Shut the hell up.
 
2014-03-01 07:03:12 PM  
Subby, and for that matter, most of the US and US news outlets don't seem to realize that Russia did not in fact invade the Crimea, it's hard to invade something when, you know, your military has been there for almost 100 years or so. The treaties between Russia and Ukraine actually allow for free movement of Russian forces within the Crimean peninsula, legally, these guys are just out taking a stroll and loitering until they forcibly wrest control of something from the Ukrainian gov't, which they haven't. Pro-Russian Ukrainians haven't resisted, shots haven't been fired, they're essentially "occupying" the space by loitering.

Now, where things will get interesting is if they move OUT of the Crimea and into areas where they aren't allowed. Then, and only then, is there reason to expect shiat to go down in a bad way.
 
2014-03-01 07:03:17 PM  

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One question so I know which way to go:  will this fight happen in the rain?
 
2014-03-01 07:03:28 PM  

CreampuffCasperMilktoast: So for Sarah Palin.... do we start calling calling her "Nostradumbass"... or is just a blind squirrel thing?


If history is any guide, she would have declared a war and then quit halfway through.
 
2014-03-01 07:03:55 PM  

IronTom: jchuffyman: Once again, do not call the country "the Ukraine" unless you are actually pro-Russian in all of this

What is it?


It's a country on tne Black Sea, but that's not important right now.
 
2014-03-01 07:04:11 PM  

Nabb1: Lord_Baull: Nabb1: Lord_Baull: Hobodeluxe: ksdanj: ManateeGag: Nabb1: I guess the speech didn't work.

What, exactly, do you want the US to do about it?

Yes, please elaborate Nabb1...

I'm going to guess he wants exactly the opposite of whatever Obama does.

they're reactionary. they don't take positions before Obama does.


Nabb1: ManateeGag: Nabb1: I guess the speech didn't work.

What, exactly, do you want the US to do about it?

I don't know, yet. Did you expect the speech to work?


Lolz. "I don't know what Obama should do, I'm just against everything he's done so far."

That's what you got out of that? Man, you guys are too sensitive about that guy.

Numerous calls for you to explain post. No response. I'm open ears.

I was eating dinner with my wife and kids. Do you really expect me to drop that to meet your demand for me to explain myself? Who the f*ck do you think you are? You think you're so goddamned special that you DEMAND an explanation for every little sarcastic remark that offends your delicate political sensibilities and then feign indignation because they don't immediately drop everything and cater to your whims? Here's my explanation: get over yourself.


Yes, yes they do expect an immediate answer.

This is their life - the people on here are their society.

They have nothing else.

And eating dinner? - Doesn't Mom just bring the mac and cheese down to you?
 
2014-03-01 07:04:35 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Chimea has a decent amount of Muslims if I remember right so there's another -5 penalty to the stability/civility roll.


The Crimean Tartars are the folks actually native to the area, and were the majority until the Soviets starved 100,000 of them to death in the 1920's and then forcibly removed most of the remainder during WWII, which resulted in another mass starvation. They are the ones most likely to resist integration with Russia.
 
2014-03-01 07:04:38 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: We have about as much control over Russia invading Crimea as Russia would have over us invading Juarez, Mexico. And about as much of an interest in stopping it as they would, too.

I know the chicken hawk neocons in this country go absolutely apeshiat whenever another country does something militarily because in their world America must ALWAYS do something to stop it. But most of those nutjobs couldn't point Crimea out on a map, so they can eff off as always.



Can I just say this was probably the most balanced comment I've read all day.  The US has enough on it's plate.  Let someone on the other side of the pond deal with it.  If it really is offensive, sanctions would be in order.  Stop being the world police and look after your own country.  We need a strong, united US that does not have its politicians willing to let it burn to make a point.
 
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