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(War on the Rocks)   Putin is playing chess in Crimea... and losing   (warontherocks.com ) divider line 37
    More: Interesting, Vladimir Putin, Crimean, Black Sea Fleet, al Assad, satellite state, Warsaw Pact, Cold War, Russian Bear  
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13234 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Mar 2014 at 10:23 AM (1 year ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-19 10:32:31 AM  
12 votes:

KAVORKA: How is he losing?


He's plaing Czechers
2014-03-19 10:49:14 AM  
11 votes:

FlashHarry: Peter von Nostrand: He has legions of Republicans as fans, so he always has that going for him. Hell, I'm surprised he didn't win the last cpac straw poll

i wonder what reagan would say if you told him that republicans were praising a russian dictator while attacking our president at the same time.


"Help me out of this box, I can't breathe in here. Help, let me out."
2014-03-19 10:34:28 AM  
11 votes:
Sorry, libbos, but Putin is a global chessmaster.  Russia is a strong and proud nation and its robust and diversified economy cannot be damaged by your so-called "sanctions".  Once Putin takes over all of Europe, your "leader" Homobama will be begging for mercy.  This is what happens when you elect someone that wears momjeans.
2014-03-19 10:30:15 AM  
6 votes:
Just because

i.kinja-img.com
2014-03-19 10:06:19 AM  
6 votes:
He has legions of Republicans as fans, so he always has that going for him. Hell, I'm surprised he didn't win the last cpac straw poll
2014-03-19 11:07:31 AM  
3 votes:
img.fark.net

Medvedev: So, are things going well on the Western Front?

Putin:
Oh yes, very well. So far we've:
Lost the Ukraine
Invaded a country
Violated treaty agreements
Now Turkey is ready to lock our fleet up in the Black Sea
The world is freezing bank accounts, cutting trade
Ukraine and Europe will be buying a lot more fuel from the west
and nobody believes Russia will honor it's agreements anymore

In return we occupy an island the size of a postage stamp

Medvedev:
We really need to talk, Vlad.
2014-03-19 10:29:57 AM  
3 votes:
So I see things this way:
The world has 2 options
1  Let putin have whatever portion of Ukraine he wants
2  Do not let him have it

Putin has 2 options:
1  Give it back
2  keep it

If both pick #2 we are going to shoot it out.

I will be investing in defense stocks.  Anyone know the ticker symbol for Halliburton?
2014-03-19 10:12:21 AM  
3 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: He has legions of Republicans as fans, so he always has that going for him. Hell, I'm surprised he didn't win the last cpac straw poll


i wonder what reagan would say if you told him that republicans were praising a russian dictator while attacking our president at the same time.
2014-03-19 09:41:00 AM  
3 votes:
Putin had this site taken down. It was "insolent".

dailypicksandflicks.com

Your move, War on the Rocks.
2014-03-19 11:26:17 AM  
2 votes:

Anayalator: KAVORKA: How is he losing?

He's plaing Czechers


cdn.pastemagazine.com
2014-03-19 11:11:00 AM  
2 votes:
You are incorrect, their stock market has lost BILLIONS, which his government has had to pump into his failing economy, and the sanctions haven't even hit yet.

Hey this reminds me of someplace, hmmmm.
2014-03-19 10:54:49 AM  
2 votes:

stevetherobot: FlashHarry: Peter von Nostrand: He has legions of Republicans as fans, so he always has that going for him. Hell, I'm surprised he didn't win the last cpac straw poll

i wonder what reagan would say if you told him that republicans were praising a russian dictator while attacking our president at the same time.

"Help me out of this box, I can't breathe in here. Help, let me out."


img.fark.net
2014-03-19 10:48:08 AM  
2 votes:

doyner: The funny thing is that "the will of the people" across the world is straining existing borders of nation-states, leaving them succeptible to change to fit cultural and economic boudaries as opposed to lines on a map. This is a much deeper issue for the world to grapple with than the political theater that orbits around an outdated cold war view.


No! The ONLY thing that matters is a narrative that says Obama is weak, weak, weak!!!!!1!

Because freedom, and furthermore.
2014-03-19 10:42:28 AM  
2 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Sorry, libbos, but Putin is a global chessmaster.  Russia is a strong and proud nation and its robust and diversified economy cannot be damaged by your so-called "sanctions".  Once Putin takes over all of Europe, your "leader" Homobama will be begging for mercy.  This is what happens when you elect someone that wears momjeans.


Hillary 2016
2014-03-19 10:39:42 AM  
2 votes:
crenshawcomm.com
2014-03-19 10:36:46 AM  
2 votes:

netcentric: A former Marine's Marine Core blog....

Nothing better than the Core's view of Foreign Policy.


Struck straight to the corps of the issue with that post.
2014-03-19 10:33:04 AM  
2 votes:
A former Marine's Marine Core blog....

Nothing better than the Core's view of Foreign Policy.
2014-03-19 10:32:08 AM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: Peter von Nostrand: He has legions of Republicans as fans, so he always has that going for him. Hell, I'm surprised he didn't win the last cpac straw poll

i wonder what reagan would say if you told him that republicans were praising a russian dictator while attacking our president at the same time.


It does boggle the mind. But it does bring to mind an old cold-war era saying: If they don't like it, they can move the hell to Russia.
2014-03-19 12:56:17 PM  
1 vote:

Captain Steroid: I hate chess.


obvious
www.quickmeme.com
2014-03-19 11:55:25 AM  
1 vote:

FLMountainMan: Livinglush: I'm sure you aren't talking about the US economy, which is stronger than it has been since the Clinton years, and has record stock market pushes monthly.  Surely you must be thinking of somewhere else.

Yes, surging stock markets, huge bonuses for Wall Street, and high unemployment, record numbers on Food Stamps, and ever-increasing income inequality, especially in blue states.

Seriously, the Obama Administration has been an oligarch's wet dream.  But I know it's all the fault of those damned House Rethuglikkkans and the Koch Bros.!


It's been Republicans that have fought, tooth-and-nail, against anything that would speed up the recovery for the lower classes or shrink unemployment, such as minimum wage increases which would do both. It was the GOP that watered down the stimulus, which economists said should have been significantly bigger. It was Republicans and Republican-lite Blue Dogs who turned the ACA from a fiscally responsible public option into an insurance company handout. And it was Republican policy that skullfarked the economy in the first place.

Anyone who tells you Republicans are fiscally responsible are liars.
2014-03-19 11:54:34 AM  
1 vote:

busy chillin': [www.tzona.org image 600x405]
Chessmate, Libbos


img.fark.net

If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.
2014-03-19 11:35:14 AM  
1 vote:

Gunny Highway: Just because

[i.kinja-img.com image 636x948]


I don't know what that is, but it's awesome.
2014-03-19 11:27:50 AM  
1 vote:

theorellior: It really amuses me no end that the hyper-patriot numbnuts who cheered everything Bush did now clutch their pearls and run down a sitting president when America! is in danger. I thought we were supposed to rally 'round the flag when evildoers were at our doorstep?

Have a bowl of dicks on the house, you deserve it.


Bush was not a big government pussy, Obama is.

Bowl of dicks prolly part of Obamacare plan requirements?
2014-03-19 11:18:37 AM  
1 vote:
We lost the instant we decided not to nuke Finland.
2014-03-19 11:16:02 AM  
1 vote:
i1.ytimg.com
2014-03-19 11:10:47 AM  
1 vote:

FLMountainMan: FlashHarry: Peter von Nostrand: He has legions of Republicans as fans, so he always has that going for him. Hell, I'm surprised he didn't win the last cpac straw poll

i wonder what reagan would say if you told him that republicans were praising a russian dictator while attacking our president at the same time.

He'd ask why there were so many strawmen in front of him.


We're assuming that the Reagan we're talking about was before the Alzheimers.
2014-03-19 11:06:36 AM  
1 vote:

lilbjorn: svanmeter: Obama fiddled while the Ukraine burned.

In your opinion, what should he be doing?


Taking notes.
2014-03-19 10:59:14 AM  
1 vote:

cirby: Peter von Nostrand:
He has legions of Republicans as fans,

...according to leftist Democrats, who can't ever seem to find any actual legions...


how many is enough for you ?
2014-03-19 10:58:50 AM  
1 vote:

brandent: JK47: LordJiro:

Russia's economy cannot handle serious sanctions from the EU/US, let alone a world war. Why should Obama do anything while Putin throws money down a hole just to wave his dick around? Never interrupt your enemy while he's making a mistake.


Yeah, comprehensive trade sanctions against Russia would flatten their economy.  Natural Gas exports alone comprise nearly half of the Russian GDP.

Yes yes. By all means Europe should threaten to stop buying gas. I wonder why Europe hasn't already fixed this obvious oversight. They should get right on it. I mean really. You would think they would have already done such a simple thing.


Yes. Russia is the only exporter of oil/gas on the planet.
2014-03-19 10:56:24 AM  
1 vote:

Yakk: Getting everything you want = a loss now?


Maybe he only got 98% of what he wanted....
2014-03-19 10:56:12 AM  
1 vote:

JK47: LordJiro:

Russia's economy cannot handle serious sanctions from the EU/US, let alone a world war. Why should Obama do anything while Putin throws money down a hole just to wave his dick around? Never interrupt your enemy while he's making a mistake.


Yeah, comprehensive trade sanctions against Russia would flatten their economy.  Natural Gas exports alone comprise nearly half of the Russian GDP.


Yes yes. By all means Europe should threaten to stop buying gas. I wonder why Europe hasn't already fixed this obvious oversight. They should get right on it. I mean really. You would think they would have already done such a simple thing.
2014-03-19 10:55:18 AM  
1 vote:

Rwa2play: netcentric: A former Marine's Marine Core blog....

Nothing better than the Core's view of Foreign Policy.

So it's "a former Marine's blog" when it doesn't suit your worldview?



A meme isn't as funny if I have to highlight it or point it out to you.

This isn't the Harvard debate club.   Don't ovethink things with perceptions of someones 'worldview'.

Welcome to Fark.
2014-03-19 10:54:51 AM  
1 vote:

FLMountainMan: Be honest, how much Fox News have you watched since the Crimean invasion? And why?


No one watches Fox News unless they wish to become dumber.
2014-03-19 10:40:30 AM  
1 vote:
I thought he was playing Risk....
2014-03-19 10:29:51 AM  
1 vote:

Peter von Nostrand: He has legions of Republicans as fans, so he always has that going for him. Hell, I'm surprised he didn't win the last cpac straw poll


No kidding. Republicans have been hounding President Obama relentlessly from Bengazi to Syria to now Crimea. No wonder Putin felt improved to move on Crimea when the President isn't being supported by Republicans and others totally, to include left leaning Democrats.
2014-03-19 10:26:17 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "The Benghazi theater of the absurd will play well for a certain audience. For more serious observers. . ."

Some people actually believe this shiat, but for people without learning disabilities and head trauma. . .
2014-03-19 10:25:25 AM  
1 vote:

FlashHarry: Peter von Nostrand: He has legions of Republicans as fans, so he always has that going for him. Hell, I'm surprised he didn't win the last cpac straw poll

i wonder what reagan would say if you told him that republicans were praising a russian dictator while attacking our president at the same time.


He'd ask why there were so many strawmen in front of him.
 
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