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(NBC News)   Russian forces have disappeared from Simferopol, huge pro-Russian crowds are no longer present, and the Crimean peninsula returns to normal. Can we stop waxing the tadpole about WWIII now?   (nbcnews.com) divider line 45
    More: Followup, Russian forces, peninsula  
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2014-03-02 07:37:53 AM  
22 votes:
oi62.tinypic.com
2014-03-02 07:29:23 AM  
9 votes:
At a family function last night my aunt suggested the best way to fix all this would be for us to threaten to nuke everyone involved unless Putin and "the Ukraine president" agreed to a summit at a neutral site -- Wasilla, Alaska -- under the watchful diplomatic wink of America's finest expert on international politics, you betcha.

Yep, it's not even 7:30AM EST and you've already heard the stupidest thing you'll hear all day long.
2014-03-02 07:07:01 AM  
6 votes:

generallyso: hobbes0022: This doesn't even feel real, major modern countries like Russia still invade their neighbors?  They didn't even call them an axis of evil.

Maybe the Russian public isn't stupid enough to swallow such ham-fisted propaganda.


oi61.tinypic.com
2014-03-02 07:34:46 AM  
3 votes:
Wait a minute...Russia has INVISIBLE soldiers???  We are screwed!!!
2014-03-02 07:28:02 AM  
3 votes:

K3rmy: bah, it was nothing more than an attempted land grab.  Putin had no muscle behind it and he knew it.  He withdrew the troops as he knew that they could not withstand  a wayward wind blowing to hit them and Hopey McChange was not a person he could show his face in the world after (appearing to be) punked down.  This is not to say that Russia has no forces worth reckoning with - they simply did not send any to play in Crimea.

Putin is not done there yet.  He is plotting. . .scheming.  The US may currently have a helmet-headed special needs child as president but those types tend to hit hard.  (The exception was Chimpy McFlightsuit who was too busy spending time at his ranch at the beginning of his first term to do anything of consequence)


Well, that was equally idiotic no matter what direction you view it from. Spherically stupid, so to speak.
2014-03-02 09:57:36 AM  
2 votes:

parkerlewis: Wait a minute...Russia has INVISIBLE soldiers???  We are screwed!!!


No, no, you just lure them into water to short-circuit their cloaking.  And smear some mud on you to defeat their infrared.  Easy-peasy.
2014-03-02 07:07:39 AM  
2 votes:
An expert said Russian troop movements in the region were "not unusual."

"You have slosh back and forth twice a year because of conscription. The sight of military personnel on the road is not unusual as they move between bases. And obviously they move back and forth to Russia."


Surely an expert can tell the difference between war preparations and the usual going back and forth of soldiers?
2014-03-02 07:02:34 AM  
2 votes:

SirEattonHogg: Waxing the tadpole?  Is that a real expression?


It's a perfectly cromulent idiom.
2014-03-02 06:42:57 AM  
2 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2014-03-02 02:15:58 PM  
1 votes:

K3rmy: bah, it was nothing more than an attempted land grab.  Putin had no muscle behind it and he knew it.  He withdrew the troops as he knew that they could not withstand  a wayward wind blowing to hit them and Hopey McChange was not a person he could show his face in the world after (appearing to be) punked down.  This is not to say that Russia has no forces worth reckoning with - they simply did not send any to play in Crimea.

Putin is not done there yet.  He is plotting. . .scheming.  The US may currently have a helmet-headed special needs child as president but those types tend to hit hard.  (The exception was Chimpy McFlightsuit who was too busy spending time at his ranch at the beginning of his first term to do anything of consequence)


Could you try speaking like an adult?
2014-03-02 11:44:32 AM  
1 votes:

Animatronik: JonnyG: Behind all the smokescreens, this is quite simple and the US is far from clean. The US has installed a leader sympathetic to them. If that leader takes hold, it means very bad things for Russia. Russia does not want that leader because, well, it would be very bad for them (financially). This is a battle over money and nothing more. The US is just as guilty in this situation - they just choose their words more carefully so that the peoples can absorb them with less guilt.

Where do you live?


I was shocked to discover that there are a number of Russia expats who really believed that Stalin was a nice guy, a strong leader who took charge. That all the propaganda wasn't true, that he didnt murder 10s of millions in the 30s.

It's quite plausible that many Russiansfeel the same way about Putin, who is mild in comparison

The stuff you are saying here is pure garbage and Russian propaganda. It doesn't fool anybody. I'll see what else you post before flagging you.


i59.tinypic.com
2014-03-02 11:27:20 AM  
1 votes:

Animatronik: Oldiron_79: So serious question, if Canada or Mexico was having the sort of instability verging on a civil war that the Ukraine is having right now, who in here thinks the US would not get involved?

So serious answer: HELL NO. The U.S.would not invade either unless a foreign power intervened.

Serious question: Did we ever make a serious attempt to invade Cuba, which is 200 miles from the U.S.??


You might want to add some qualifiers there... like... did we ever make a serious attempt to invade  Communist Cuba?

Cause, as worded, that question doesn't support your point.

/1895, 1912, 1916.  Especially 1916.
2014-03-02 11:24:33 AM  
1 votes:

Animatronik: Oldiron_79: So serious question, if Canada or Mexico was having the sort of instability verging on a civil war that the Ukraine is having right now, who in here thinks the US would not get involved?

So serious answer: HELL NO. The U.S.would not invade either unless a foreign power intervened.

Serious question: Did we ever make a serious attempt to invade Cuba, which is 200 miles from the U.S.??


And by intervene, I mean send an army in, not attempt to influence. Or if there was an invasion of U.S. territory.
2014-03-02 11:06:59 AM  
1 votes:
I know who's responsible for this...
img.fark.net
2014-03-02 10:59:40 AM  
1 votes:
From http://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-kerry-warns-of-consequences-for-russ i a-after-ukraine-invasion/

Kerry said on "Face the Nation" Sunday, adding that Russia has violated Ukraine's sovereignty and several of its obligations under international agreements. "You just don't in the 21st Century behave in 19th Century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext."

Satire is truly dead.
2014-03-02 10:57:49 AM  
1 votes:

jayphat: Animatronik: JonnyG: Behind all the smokescreens, this is quite simple and the US is far from clean. The US has installed a leader sympathetic to them. If that leader takes hold, it means very bad things for Russia. Russia does not want that leader because, well, it would be very bad for them (financially). This is a battle over money and nothing more. The US is just as guilty in this situation - they just choose their words more carefully so that the peoples can absorb them with less guilt.

Where do you live?


I was shocked to discover that there are a number of Russia expats who really believed that Stalin was a nice guy, a strong leader who took charge. That all the propaganda wasn't true, that he didnt murder 10s of millions in the 30s.

It's quite plausible that many Russiansfeel the same way about Putin, who is mild in comparison

The stuff you are saying here is pure garbage and Russian propaganda. It doesn't fool anybody. I'll see what else you post before flagging you.

So, I'm not the only one thinking this guy is full if shiat?


He is full of shiat.

If you think clearly about what has happened, Russia tried to bribe Ukraine with 15 billion into accepting closer ties, and it didn't work.

Whereas the U.S. only recently offered 1 billion in loan guarantees. The Russian puppet killed more than 100 demonstrators before running away, people who were demonstrating for what they believe in. So with no puppet Moscow sends in troops. The Soviet Union has been dissolved, Ukraine is yours no more, Russia. Get over it.

Ukraine historically had the misfortune of sitting between th hammer and the anvil, but they should be allowed to choose their own destiny rather than be a satellite of Moscow controlled by Russian bureaucrats.
2014-03-02 10:47:20 AM  
1 votes:
From here:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10669670/Ukr a ine-live.html

There 's one adult, one troll, and one person with their underpants pulled over their head. Try to guess which is which.

15.01 John Kerry has appeared on the Sunday morning political show "Face the Nation," on CBS.
He said: "You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text."

15.13 Buzzfeed's foreign editor  Miriam Elder breaks news that sanctions have already started - but Russia against the US: "Now it's serious. Russia's state-run Channel One says it won't air the Oscars tonight because of events in Ukrainehttp://t.co/K2obfcH0Wt"

15.14 Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, was asked what he thought of John Kerry condemning Russia's "incredible act of aggression" and "19th century" behaviour: "No comment at the moment."
2014-03-02 10:44:39 AM  
1 votes:

hotrod2001: hobbes0022: This doesn't even feel real, major modern countries like Russia still invade their neighbors?  They didn't even call them an axis of evil.

Not like the US ever "invaded" a country to protect "it's interests."




Oh yeah? Name 75-80 examples.
2014-03-02 10:37:35 AM  
1 votes:
So let's see here.  Russia sends in unmarked commandos as "gunmen" and has them "occupy" a government building.  Then he sends in marked troops in order to "protect" the russian speaking population from the "gunmen" occupying the government building.  Suddenly lo and behold the gunmen are nowhere to be seen, the "protestors" are gone, and all is suddenly safe.

Does that about sum things up?
2014-03-02 10:23:30 AM  
1 votes:

JonnyG: Behind all the smokescreens, this is quite simple and the US is far from clean. The US has installed a leader sympathetic to them. If that leader takes hold, it means very bad things for Russia. Russia does not want that leader because, well, it would be very bad for them (financially). This is a battle over money and nothing more. The US is just as guilty in this situation - they just choose their words more carefully so that the peoples can absorb them with less guilt.


Does the FSB pay you per posting or per hour? Any benefits package? Also, do you get paid in rubles?
2014-03-02 10:18:55 AM  
1 votes:

JonnyG: Behind all the smokescreens, this is quite simple and the US is far from clean. The US has installed a leader sympathetic to them. If that leader takes hold, it means very bad things for Russia. Russia does not want that leader because, well, it would be very bad for them (financially). This is a battle over money and nothing more. The US is just as guilty in this situation - they just choose their words more carefully so that the peoples can absorb them with less guilt.


The US installed... what color is the sky in your world?
2014-03-02 10:06:19 AM  
1 votes:
nutritionnewsandreviews.com
2014-03-02 10:05:53 AM  
1 votes:
If Crimea wants to leave the rest of Ukraine and become an independent nation and/or join Russia, fine.  Have a referendum.  But the matter should be settled by votes, not by Russian tanks.

Sure, and then Putin will allow his republics like Dagestan and Chechnya vote to leave Russia as well?  Russia has 21 Republics that would love to have a referendum and their decisions honored by Russia
2014-03-02 10:00:04 AM  
1 votes:
i1182.photobucket.com
2014-03-02 09:55:23 AM  
1 votes:
FTA:

Twelve military trucks carrying troops, a Tiger vehicle armed with a machine gun and two ambulances were seen by Associated Press journalists on the road heading from Sevastopol - the Crimean port where Russia has its naval base - to Simferopol.

www.squidmobile.com

Man, the Russian army really is behind the times now.
2014-03-02 09:54:15 AM  
1 votes:

Rhino_man: czetie: Rhino_man: czetie: hobbes0022: This doesn't even feel real, major modern countries like Russia still invade their neighbors?  They didn't even call them an axis of evil.

If Putin insists that sending troops into another country is "legitimately protecting Russia's interests" just because some of them are ethnically Russian, then I have a horrible feeling that we're all about to learn the Russian words for "Lebensraum" and "Volksdeutsche".

Also noteworthy that Putin doesn't feel at all the same way about ethnic non-Russians who want to break away from Russia...

Farking THIS.  The whole thing has just been echoes of "DANZIG IST DEUTSCHE" to me.

I was thinking more of the Sudetenland, but yeah, Danzig works too.

Danzig has fewer characters, making it more twitter friendly.


Danzig's songs are a lot catchier, too.
2014-03-02 09:46:26 AM  
1 votes:
 I would call this a Volga display of power by Putin..


 It would be no different than the U.S. taking advantage of a political crisis to take over Costa Rica, simply because there are a lot of Anglo people living there.
2014-03-02 09:30:24 AM  
1 votes:

Parthenogenetic: Mr. Coffee Nerves: At a family function last night my aunt suggested the best way to fix all this would be for us to threaten to nuke everyone involved unless Putin and "the Ukraine president" agreed to a summit at a neutral site -- Wasilla, Alaska -- under the watchful diplomatic wink of America's finest expert on international politics, you betcha.

Yep, it's not even 7:30AM EST and you've already heard the stupidest thing you'll hear all day long.

Are you aware of the "Sarah Palin predicted this six years ago and you libtards mocked her for it!" talking point currently circulating?

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/28/palin-on-ukraine-i-t ol d-you-so/


Yeah, naming a country at random in a bit of political hyperbole doesn't make her Nostradamus or Jack Ryan. It's like saying someone's cursed for walking under a ladder and them saying "aha!" when they lose their job three years on.

Applying Spalin quotes are the equivalent of cowflop bingo with a diuretic Bessie. So much shiat is getting spewed, eventually something is gonna land in a winning square. But that's not a sign of intelligence on the part of either, and I'm certainly not bronzing it for the mantelpiece.
2014-03-02 09:23:31 AM  
1 votes:
They were invited! Punch was served! Check with Sevastopol!
2014-03-02 09:22:11 AM  
1 votes:

lack of warmth: jamspoon: Crimea was part of Russia until the Communists gave it to Ukraine as part of 300 year celebrations in 1954. It's population is more Russian than Ukrainian and the Russians still have major military facilities there. So it's not like the Russians are invading "foreign" country like say, Iraq.

From what I am hearing, Crimea wanted to return to Russia, or at least the folks that chased their president out.  Seems like their old president is the only one still complaining.  Well, when your people chase you out of the country, consider yourself impeached, and the US and everyone else should stop paying attention to him.  I get that the US wants their puppet, but they need to realize they don't always get their puppets.


You are uninformed. When the people chased the current pres out it was because they wanted closer ties to the EU that's why the former pres ran to Russia.

Don't be an idiot.
2014-03-02 09:06:04 AM  
1 votes:

SirEattonHogg: Waxing the tadpole?  Is that a real expression?


It's a new one. It started at about the same time as "pussy on the chainwax"
2014-03-02 08:57:52 AM  
1 votes:
Crimea was part of Russia until the Communists gave it to Ukraine as part of 300 year celebrations in 1954. It's population is more Russian than Ukrainian and the Russians still have major military facilities there. So it's not like the Russians are invading "foreign" country like say, Iraq.
2014-03-02 08:22:25 AM  
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: At a family function last night my aunt suggested the best way to fix all this would be for us to threaten to nuke everyone involved unless Putin and "the Ukraine president" agreed to a summit at a neutral site -- Wasilla, Alaska -- under the watchful diplomatic wink of America's finest expert on international politics, you betcha.

Yep, it's not even 7:30AM EST and you've already heard the stupidest thing you'll hear all day long.


Are you aware of the "Sarah Palin predicted this six years ago and you libtards mocked her for it!" talking point currently circulating?

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/28/palin-on-ukraine-i-t ol d-you-so/
2014-03-02 07:26:12 AM  
1 votes:

SirEattonHogg: Waxing the tadpole?  Is that a real expression?


This is worth using the googles; Snopes was a fun read. Hint: it suprisingly involves Coca-Cola.

/what they settled on literally means "to allow the mouth to be able to rejoice"
//been there, done that
2014-03-02 07:21:24 AM  
1 votes:
One sec....wait...ag...aaa..agggghhhhh...........


//We can stop now.
2014-03-02 07:19:06 AM  
1 votes:
They stopped to sightsee, maybe get a burger and take a pit stop -  Russian troops don't get out like they used to.
2014-03-02 07:06:09 AM  
1 votes:
"That appeared to underline reports that Russia has secured control of Crimea without any signs of military engagement. The Russian move was condemned by Secretary of State John Kerry as an "invasion.""


August 2004 -"Kerry stands by 'yes' vote on Iraq war"
2014-03-02 06:59:58 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe they went into the minesimg.fark.net
2014-03-02 06:59:00 AM  
1 votes:
g1.dcdn.lt
2014-03-02 06:52:38 AM  
1 votes:

SirEattonHogg: Waxing the tadpole?  Is that a real expression?


Subby probably meant "Waxing Tad's pole" but felt it waning poetic.
2014-03-02 06:52:05 AM  
1 votes:
www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
2014-03-02 06:50:36 AM  
1 votes:
Idiots, it's like Willow.  They're all hiding waiting for them to open the castle gate then they're going to all attack at once.
2014-03-02 06:49:22 AM  
1 votes:

SirEattonHogg: Waxing the tadpole?  Is that a real expression?


蝌蝌齦蠟?
2014-03-02 06:48:11 AM  
1 votes:

SirEattonHogg: Waxing the tadpole?  Is that a real expression?


Are you Idiom Neo-Nazi?
2014-03-02 06:43:24 AM  
1 votes:
Waxing the tadpole?  Is that a real expression?
 
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