FlashHarry: dear the internet:can this "welp" thing end, please?thanks,flashharry
Cletus C.: Waving his hands around, blustering, interrupting and laughing mockingly are the perfect response to Russia's aggression.
Cletus C.: Waving his hands around, blustering, interrupting and laughing mockingly are the perfect response to Russia's aggression. childlike, almost Republican tantrum.
max_pooper: Which Biden? Reality Biden or GOP Caricature Biden? If it's the former, we're fine. If it's the latter, well the latter doesn't exist so we're also fine.
Mrtraveler01: Still trying to figure out what the GOP thinks Obama should do instead?
Dr Dreidel: *Moe Howard noises*
Kevin Lomax: That doesn't mean what Obama did was good, if we actually care about Crimea.
Spaced Lion: Dr Dreidel: *Moe Howard noises*That's Curly, not Moe, ya chowderhead. Why I oughtta...[www.offscreen.com image 400x210]
Wooly Bully: Kevin Lomax: That doesn't mean what Obama did was good, if we actually care about Crimea.Crimea becoming part of Russia has no effect whatsoever on the US. Saying the sanctions were a bad idea because Putin went ahead and broke international law to annex foreign territory is ridiculous. It's akin to saying that because penalties against criminals don't prevent all crimes, penalties against criminals are a bad idea.
UrukHaiGuyz: If Crimea is allowed to be absorbed into the Russian Federation (and especially if the Russians push deeper into eastern Ukraine) without serious contention, it sends a message to the rest of the world: hold on to your nukes.
Wooly Bully: UrukHaiGuyz: If Crimea is allowed to be absorbed into the Russian Federation (and especially if the Russians push deeper into eastern Ukraine) without serious contention, it sends a message to the rest of the world: hold on to your nukes.That's true, but I think the world already knew that, which is why this doesn't really change anything.Now there's a very real possibility that this is just the beginning of much bigger trouble that really could affect other countries. If it devolves into another Yugoslavia, that would indeed be a "big f*king deal", as Joe Biden would say:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/opinion/bittner-is-crimea-the-next -y ugoslavia.html?hp&rref=opinion
UrukHaiGuyz: it was very thought-provoking, if depressing as hell.
Shadow writer: aiding the opposition in overthrowing the democratically elected President of the country. That said, the country has had many overthrows in recent history. Russia tried to do it to Yuschenko, and Timoshenko after him, Russia finally succeeded by subverting the democratic process and rigging the election that brought Yanukovitch to power.
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