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(CBC)   Crimea holds vote to join Russia. So mark your calendars, either we have an invasion of Ukraine or an all out war for Crimea in 10 days   (cbc.ca) divider line 239
    More: Followup, Crimean, Russia, Ukraine, Kyiv, Black Sea Fleet, Donetsk, President Viktor Yanukovych, invasion  
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2014-03-06 08:41:40 AM  
Uchan-su?
 
2014-03-06 08:42:37 AM  
Option #3:  Crimea becomes Ukraine's Québec.
 
2014-03-06 09:04:44 AM  

Radak: Option #3:  Crimea becomes Ukraine's Québec.


They eat terrible food and speak french?
 
2014-03-06 09:19:45 AM  
Invasion?

I hate to break it to you, subby, but the Russian military is already parked in the middle of god damned Crimea.
 
2014-03-06 09:20:15 AM  
Beware of the ides of March.
 
2014-03-06 09:25:40 AM  
I thought we would have to wait at least three more turns before they start a land war in Asia.
 
2014-03-06 09:53:21 AM  
Russian voting is famously honest and in no way unreliable.
 
2014-03-06 09:57:05 AM  
And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.
 
2014-03-06 09:58:25 AM  

somedude210: Radak: Option #3:  Crimea becomes Ukraine's Québec.

They eat terrible food and speak french?


and perennially take up last place in the Adams Division?
 
2014-03-06 09:58:45 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Invasion?

I hate to break it to you, subby, but the Russian military is already parked in the middle of god damned Crimea.


We were assured by Putin that those aren't russian troops. I think we can trust the president of Russia.
 
2014-03-06 09:58:48 AM  

unlikely: Russian voting is famously honest and in no way unreliable.


Once foreign military occupies all of your government buildings, your government is prone to do funny things.
 
2014-03-06 10:01:10 AM  

Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-06 10:02:23 AM  
I get why Crimea would hold the referendum if the majority of their people are Russian speaking and see themselves as Russian but why would Russia go ahead and send in troops? Does it have strategic importance or a bunch of resources or something?
 
2014-03-06 10:04:37 AM  
Or neither.
 
2014-03-06 10:04:48 AM  

somedude210: Radak: Option #3:  Crimea becomes Ukraine's Québec.

They eat terrible food and speak french?


Sorry, but the food in Quebec is awesome.
 
2014-03-06 10:05:31 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: I get why Crimea would hold the referendum if the majority of their people are Russian speaking and see themselves as Russian but why would Russia go ahead and send in troops? Does it have strategic importance or a bunch of resources or something?


I see what you did there
 
2014-03-06 10:06:14 AM  
"Crimea holds vote to join Russia. So mark your calendars, either we have an invasion of Ukraine or an all out war for Crimea in 10 days "

[whynotboth?.jpg]
 
2014-03-06 10:06:42 AM  
Hate to burst your war boner submitter, but you know what's going to happen? Nothing. Crimea will join the Russian Federation, there will be celebrations in the street, and this entire episode will quietly fade into the background. It will seem like a distant memory by mid-April.

SEE ALSO: Georgia
 
2014-03-06 10:07:23 AM  

Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.


Except it'd have been over Iran and/or Syria.

And remember kids, Boris Yeltsin, who was most decidedly more pro-democracy and anti-invading countries than his successor, threatened using nukes because of Kosovo.
 
2014-03-06 10:08:54 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: I get why Crimea would hold the referendum if the majority of their people are Russian speaking and see themselves as Russian but why would Russia go ahead and send in troops? Does it have strategic importance or a bunch of resources or something?


Russia has a navy base on Crimea.  The Black Sea naturally has strategic importance.
 
2014-03-06 10:10:46 AM  
I say we bomb Sochi first
 
2014-03-06 10:12:30 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: I say we bomb Sochi first


It could only improve the build quality!

/try the veal
 
2014-03-06 10:14:20 AM  

ChipNASA: Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.



Another person who can somehow use a computer but doesn't know anything about political parties and their ideological changes over time or the differences in conditions between now and 60 years ago.

If Bush, McCain, Palin or Romney were President we'd be balls deep in radiation right now. Give me evidence that I'm wrong.
 
2014-03-06 10:15:59 AM  
conservatives using this to attack Barack Obama in 3.....2.......1.........
 
2014-03-06 10:16:20 AM  

Mugato: ChipNASA: Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.


Another person who can somehow use a computer but doesn't know anything about political parties and their ideological changes over time or the differences in conditions between now and 60 years ago.

If Bush, McCain, Palin or Romney were President we'd be balls deep in radiation right now. Give me evidence that I'm wrong.


Quoted myself by accident.
 
2014-03-06 10:17:36 AM  
Not to ask silly questions, but what exactly is wrong with Crimea joining Russia? I understand they were part of Russia anyway until the '50s; the people who live there are ethnic Russian and don't have any real connection to Kiev. What's the benefit of keeping them as part of a Ukraine that they don't get along with?
 
2014-03-06 10:18:56 AM  

bluorangefyre: Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.

Except it'd have been over Iran and/or Syria.

And remember kids, Boris Yeltsin, who was most decidedly more pro-democracy and anti-invading countries than his successor, threatened using nukes because of Kosovo.


The Russians are still pissed off about Kosovo.  It's one of the things they keep bringing up to justify the current situation.
 
2014-03-06 10:19:07 AM  
Let me know when Putin has the cojones to bang his shoe on the podium at the UN and threaten the world with nuclear fire.

i1.ytimg.com

/back in my day Communist dictators meant business
 
2014-03-06 10:19:23 AM  
i.cbc.ca

Damn, I haven't seen a tie-knot that fat in decades!
 
2014-03-06 10:20:29 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: I get why Crimea would hold the referendum if the majority of their people are Russian speaking and see themselves as Russian but why would Russia go ahead and send in troops? Does it have strategic importance or a bunch of resources or something?


So it's like this -

When the USSR fell, we kept pushing NATO expansion towards Russia. Putin, who was probably already a little paranoid, has been able to use a combination of propaganda about the encroaching west and right wing nationalism to essentially rule as an autocrat since he took power.

Now, if he doesn't see EVERYTHING as a western plot (example: Ukraine wants to join the EU - it must be a western plot!) then he's almost compelled to act like it is, because he's built up the narrative so much it's how he keeps power.

Anyway, at the end of the day, Russia is at best a regional power easily marginalized. The "Russian Federation" is a collection of broke-ass former Soviet satellite states that will likely dwell in abject poverty and corruption for a generation and the biggest threat to us is going to be the fact that as Russia continues to destabilize, they will still have a metric farkton of nuclear weapons.

It's too bad that missile shield technology that every Republican since Reagan has gone on about is pretty much vapour ware.
 
2014-03-06 10:21:27 AM  
Hey Vlad, I think Checnya wants to hold a referendum too.  I'm sure you'll be as eager to honor their democratic rights.
 
2014-03-06 10:22:15 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Invasion?

I hate to break it to you, subby, but the Russian military is already parked in the middle of god damned Crimea.


We were already "parked in the middle of god damned" Panama in 1989 and I'm pretty sure that counted as an invasion too.
 
2014-03-06 10:24:17 AM  

Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.


It would be cool if people read their history books and realize Democrats tend to start as many if not more wars than Republicans.
 
2014-03-06 10:25:35 AM  

pdieten: Not to ask silly questions, but what exactly is wrong with Crimea joining Russia? I understand they were part of Russia anyway until the '50s; the people who live there are ethnic Russian and don't have any real connection to Kiev. What's the benefit of keeping them as part of a Ukraine that they don't get along with?


^^ THIS ^^

Add to that the fact that Russia has a big ass naval base there and it begins to make sense.
 
2014-03-06 10:26:09 AM  

Mugato: ChipNASA: Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.


Another person who can somehow use a computer but doesn't know anything about political parties and their ideological changes over time or the differences in conditions between now and 60 years ago.

If Bush, McCain, Palin or Romney were President we'd be balls deep in radiation right now. Give me evidence that I'm wrong.


Harry S. Truman (D)
 
2014-03-06 10:26:26 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: I get why Crimea would hold the referendum if the majority of their people are Russian speaking and see themselves as Russian but why would Russia go ahead and send in troops? Does it have strategic importance or a bunch of resources or something?


Yes. Their pipelines to Europe go through their and most of their access to the Black Sea is there. The real issue though is what happens if they take it. It is dependent on the Ukraine mainland for pesky little things like electricty.
 
2014-03-06 10:27:08 AM  

EWreckedSean: Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.

It would be cool if people read their history books and realize Democrats tend to start as many if not more wars than Republicans.


so both sides are bad better vote Republican?
 
2014-03-06 10:27:58 AM  

TwistedFark: ModernPrimitive01: I get why Crimea would hold the referendum if the majority of their people are Russian speaking and see themselves as Russian but why would Russia go ahead and send in troops? Does it have strategic importance or a bunch of resources or something?

So it's like this -

When the USSR fell, we kept pushing NATO expansion towards Russia. Putin, who was probably already a little paranoid, has been able to use a combination of propaganda about the encroaching west and right wing nationalism to essentially rule as an autocrat since he took power.

Now, if he doesn't see EVERYTHING as a western plot (example: Ukraine wants to join the EU - it must be a western plot!) then he's almost compelled to act like it is, because he's built up the narrative so much it's how he keeps power.



The BBC has an article that expands on this here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26447674
 
2014-03-06 10:28:43 AM  

pdieten: Not to ask silly questions, but what exactly is wrong with Crimea joining Russia? I understand they were part of Russia anyway until the '50s; the people who live there are ethnic Russian and don't have any real connection to Kiev. What's the benefit of keeping them as part of a Ukraine that they don't get along with?


To be fair the only reason it is mostly Russians is because the Soviet Union shipped most of the native Tartars out and shipped a bunch of Russians in. You could see the issue of those who are left not wanting to be Russians.
 
2014-03-06 10:29:00 AM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: ModernPrimitive01: I get why Crimea would hold the referendum if the majority of their people are Russian speaking and see themselves as Russian but why would Russia go ahead and send in troops? Does it have strategic importance or a bunch of resources or something?

Russia has a navy base on Crimea.  The Black Sea naturally has strategic importance.


No so much. These days the main reason to have control of the Black Sea is because not having it could potentially cut off access to fossil fuels in the Caucasus. In terms of projecting power - it's never been a good route to use for invasion in either direction (the French and British have tried this, exactly by going through Crimea in the Crimean war... no work out so well and would be even more impractical these days).

It's funny - because it's more about securing energy resources... which oddly enough, everyone is far happier to buy from Russia than to bother with waging a war over. So meh.
 
2014-03-06 10:29:23 AM  

Gleeman: Let me know when Putin has the cojones to bang his shoe on the podium at the UN and threaten the world with nuclear fire.

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

/back in my day Communist dictators meant business


upload.wikimedia.org 

/not that you needed the original to tell that the shoe was (badly) photoshopped in
 
2014-03-06 10:30:11 AM  

95BV5: Marcus Aurelius: Invasion?

I hate to break it to you, subby, but the Russian military is already parked in the middle of god damned Crimea.

We were already "parked in the middle of god damned" Panama in 1989 and I'm pretty sure that counted as an invasion too.


Not technically an invasion. Panama had held an internationally recognized election which the military dictatorship invalidated. Before the U.S. went in, we found a judge who swore in the guy that won the election. Once he was president, he signed a document asking us to remove the military regime that was impeding his legitimate rule. So we were "invited' by the de jure head of state of Panama. Putin is kinda doing the same thing by using some puppets to give legitimacy to what he's doing... but it doesn't seem as clean as what we did in Panama and that bar was set pretty low.
 
2014-03-06 10:30:50 AM  

DubtodaIll: Mugato: ChipNASA: Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.


Another person who can somehow use a computer but doesn't know anything about political parties and their ideological changes over time or the differences in conditions between now and 60 years ago.

If Bush, McCain, Palin or Romney were President we'd be balls deep in radiation right now. Give me evidence that I'm wrong.

Harry S. Truman (D)


You're saying we should not have been involved in World War II?
 
2014-03-06 10:31:46 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: EWreckedSean: Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.

It would be cool if people read their history books and realize Democrats tend to start as many if not more wars than Republicans.

so both sides are bad better vote Republican?


So both sides are bad so vote Democrat? If pointing at all the idiotic comments about what would happen if a Republican is in office, as if most of our wars have been started by Republicans.

"Democrat Harry Truman sent troops to Korea, and Republican Dwight Eisenhower finished that conflict. 
Democrats John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson sent troops to Vietnam, and Republican Richard Nixon kept them there. 
Republican Gerald Ford sent troops to Angola. 
Democrat Jimmy Carter sent troops to Iran (on a small mission that failed). 
Republican Ronald Reagan sent troops to Grenada and Nicaragua. 
Republican George Bush Sr. sent troops to Iraq and Panama. 
Democrat Bill Clinton sent troops to Haiti, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia. 
Republican George Bush Jr. sent troops to Iraq and Afghanistan."
 
2014-03-06 10:32:35 AM  
Putin has no greater cheerleaders than Lindsey Graham and John McCain and the rest of the chicken hawks.
 
2014-03-06 10:33:07 AM  

Mugato: DubtodaIll: Mugato: ChipNASA: Mugato: And if we had a Republican President we'd be in a nuclear war by now. We'd have awoken Godzilla and shiat.


Another person who can somehow use a computer but doesn't know anything about political parties and their ideological changes over time or the differences in conditions between now and 60 years ago.

If Bush, McCain, Palin or Romney were President we'd be balls deep in radiation right now. Give me evidence that I'm wrong.

Harry S. Truman (D)

You're saying we should not have been involved in World War II?


No, just that there's no evidence of a President from the republican party ever dropping a nuke on anyone.
 
2014-03-06 10:33:23 AM  

Shadowknight: Gleeman: Let me know when Putin has the cojones to bang his shoe on the podium at the UN and threaten the world with nuclear fire.

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

/back in my day Communist dictators meant business

[upload.wikimedia.org image 295x427] 

/not that you needed the original to tell that the shoe was (badly) photoshopped in


Well the picture is shopped but allegedly he did bang his shoe in a UN committee meeting.
 
2014-03-06 10:34:47 AM  
I'm a farker. I don't know what to think about this until TPM tells me.
 
2014-03-06 10:36:13 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Invasion?

I hate to break it to you, subby, but the Russian military is already parked in the middle of god damned Crimea.


Hey, they didn't fight 3 wars over the course of 75 years just to give that shiat back to The Mooselimbs.

On Fox this AM Obama is Jimmy Carter again.
 
2014-03-06 10:37:04 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: I get why Crimea would hold the referendum if the majority of their people are Russian speaking and see themselves as Russian but why would Russia go ahead and send in troops? Does it have strategic importance or a bunch of resources or something?


Look at a map, such as.
 
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