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(CTV News)   Ukrainian tanks on the move as "pro-Russian" gunmen dig in. The fecal matter has hit the whirling blades of doom, everyone   (ctvnews.ca ) divider line
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2014-04-15 11:43:50 AM  
17 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-15 11:36:07 AM  
10 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-15 10:50:16 AM  
9 votes:
www.bookwormroom.com
2014-04-15 10:41:54 AM  
6 votes:

AspectRatio: m00: This is how WWII started.

No, no it isn't.


You're right -- WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
2014-04-15 01:21:13 PM  
3 votes:
This thread is starting to confuse me...so there are Russian soldiers in unmarked uniforms riding cattle from Nevada and having a stand-off with Ukraine and the BLM? Have I got that right? Also desert tortoises on land with gas pipelines to Western Europe?
2014-04-15 11:39:19 AM  
3 votes:
Putin laughs and spreads his wings... Oh Lord yeah
gja
2014-04-15 04:18:53 PM  
2 votes:
scienceblogs.com
2014-04-15 01:59:22 PM  
2 votes:

TommyDeuce: JSTACAT: It isn't serious until the stock markets crash.
That would be the Russian sanctions taking effect.
The west seems to have no idea how their sanctions could backfire.
Russian Bears...

No love for Badgers or Blinders or Blackjacks?


wil.to
2014-04-15 01:05:20 PM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-15 12:40:33 PM  
2 votes:

Pincy: IamKaiserSoze!!!: This must create almost as big of a farklib boner as Israel being overtaken by Syria

I'm pretty sure all the boners being created are on the Conservatives who have man crushes on Putin.


I am a conservative and I think Putin is a dick.

I do have a boner though. Your mom is graciously taking care of it right now...
2014-04-15 12:15:01 PM  
2 votes:

dittybopper: youmightberight: How would you like it if Canada decided to say - annex Alaska - I mean it's in their backyard and it's not that big of a change anyway right?

What if Russia decided it wanted Alaska *BACK*?


Joke's on them. We already took the gold, oil, and useful timber. All that's left is the cold and the misery.
2014-04-15 12:00:06 PM  
2 votes:
stream1.gifsoup.com
2014-04-15 11:45:39 AM  
2 votes:

wraithmare: jshine: AspectRatio: m00: This is how WWII started.

No, no it isn't.

You're right -- WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

The Germans?

<cue>


Yes, Zee Germans.

Make sure you don't blow your own bollocks off.

/5 minutes Turkish
2014-04-15 11:43:01 AM  
2 votes:

Poot beer: jshine: AspectRatio: m00: This is how WWII started.

No, no it isn't.

You're right -- WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

I thought it was when the Maine was bombed in the Gulf of Tonka or something.


Hertz' hostile takeover of Alamo?  Remember?
2014-04-15 11:41:50 AM  
2 votes:

youmightberight: Now would be a good time to pull the A-10's out of mothballs.


The ugliest, most intimidating airplane ever built.
static4.businessinsider.com
Don't make us use this.  You will regret it.
2014-04-15 11:34:53 AM  
2 votes:

jshine: AspectRatio: m00: This is how WWII started.

No, no it isn't.

You're right -- WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.


I though it started when Lee Harvey Oswald shot the lead singer of Franz Ferdinand.
2014-04-15 11:01:29 AM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
We'll just send them Chuck.
2014-04-15 10:43:21 AM  
2 votes:

jshine: You're right -- WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.


No, that's just a particular point when it wasn't over.
2014-04-15 10:43:15 AM  
2 votes:
This must create almost as big of a farklib boner as Israel being overtaken by Syria
2014-04-15 07:30:02 PM  
1 vote:

grumpfuff: echomike23: grumpfuff: echomike23: grumpfuff: echomike23: grumpfuff: echomike23: Finger51: Ukrainian protester:

[i.cbc.ca image 620x349]

American Protester:

[crooksandliars.com image 460x380]

But let's all remind ourselves, it is Ukraine that is weak.

[www.reviewjournal.com image 360x480]
does this guy not count just because you disagree with him?

What, exactly, makes him strong, rather than just delusional?

never mentioned anything about being delusional or strong, he is protesting thats it.

He's protesting an imagined wrong. Get back to me when he protests something actually happening in the same way.

that rifle isn't imaginary, whether you think its right or wrong.

I can go outside and stand around with a rifle too. Doesn't make me strong or special.

yea but who cares what you think?

Doesn't change my point. Standing around with a rifle protesting a non-existent wrong is not anywhere close to what's going on in Ukraine.

If a bunch of dudes stand around with rifles protesting unicorn abuse, are they strong too?


addyosmani.com
have fun with your point.
2014-04-15 05:37:24 PM  
1 vote:
Ukrainian protester:

i.cbc.ca

American Protester:

crooksandliars.com

But let's all remind ourselves, it is Ukraine that is weak.
2014-04-15 04:02:24 PM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: Maud Dib: Shanghai_Flyer: This thread is starting to confuse me...so there are Russian soldiers in unmarked uniforms riding cattle from Nevada and having a stand-off with Ukraine and the BLM? Have I got that right? Also desert tortoises on land with gas pipelines to Western Europe?

It's Tard Tuesday. So, yeah.

No, it's Neutral Evil Tuesday.  Tomorrow is Lawful Evil Wednesday, day after that is True Neutral Thursday, then Good Friday.

/Yesterday was just Chaotic Evil.


STOP OPPRESSING ME AND MY CHAOTIC NEUTRAL BRETHREN!
2014-04-15 03:40:15 PM  
1 vote:

washington-babylon: Actually, if you take into consideration just the US Constitution, Bundy has a point.


www.bundyology.com
2014-04-15 02:50:20 PM  
1 vote:

DrBenway: So, you're branching out in this thread from posting irrelevant Bundy crap to posting irrelevant Chelsea Clinton crap?


www.bundyology.com
2014-04-15 02:12:03 PM  
1 vote:
img.fark.net
2014-04-15 02:06:22 PM  
1 vote:

rwhamann: CMYK and PMS: Don't worry folks, Obama has this covered. He is going to set up a twitter account in the Ukraine to make fun of the Russkies. That will show them.

What TF would you have him do?  What would you do in his place.  Be specific, please - no bullshiat about "if he'd have manned up in Syria, Putin would have been cowed." What specifically do you think the President should do to deter the second most powerful military on earth?


Challenge him to a game of of Yahtzee
2014-04-15 01:56:37 PM  
1 vote:

JSTACAT: It isn't serious until the stock markets crash.
That would be the Russian sanctions taking effect.
The west seems to have no idea how their sanctions could backfire.
Russian Bears...


No love for Badgers or Blinders or Blackjacks?
2014-04-15 01:47:10 PM  
1 vote:
I can't help but see Putin a bit like Zapp:

img.pandawhale.com

He's confident, arrogant, and not wholly in the real world. And dangerous.

He's got short term gains in Ukraine. He's got Crimea, he's trying for some of the eastern regions. He's waging a huge propaganda war in Ukraine and Russia.

The problem is he's got a declining state, a weakening economy, and few international partners left. It's obvious there is great civil unrest in Russia stewing just below the surface. His military is nearly half a century out of date. The southern border of Russia passes through some of the most unstable regions of the world and he's diverting his attention away from them, relying on buffer states to hold. I don't envy the situation he has, and yet he's spreading Russia thinner.

Russia is not in danger of imminent collapse, but it keeps moving closer. It's gotten so bad that now the Russian government is trying to make Gorbachev look bad, which explains the whole context of the clip on the Daily Show. If you haven't seen that clip, it is a bit scary. Russia is trying to paint Gorbachev as a criminal and make a case that the whole collapse of the Soviet Union was not legitimate and that the Eastern Bloc is rightfully still under control of Moscow.

I don't envy the position of those making decisions. I think Putin is crazier than he first appears and that current international actions are too timid, but it's hard turning the ship of state around to take action. Too many actions we want to take are limited by internal squabbles and the realities of collateral damage.

We certainly can't view this in isolation. There have been decades of bad decisions, disregard, and deception leading to this point, and the answer is not simple or straightforward.

/I'm going to stop now, I'm depressing myself.
2014-04-15 01:20:54 PM  
1 vote:

Pincy: Truther: Pincy: IamKaiserSoze!!!: This must create almost as big of a farklib boner as Israel being overtaken by Syria

I'm pretty sure all the boners being created are on the Conservatives who have man crushes on Putin.

I am a conservative and I think Putin is a dick.

I do have a boner though. Your mom is graciously taking care of it right now...

I was raised by two gay dads so I'm sure you are enjoying it


I like the way your mom/dad tickles my...

Anyways, good on you. I hope they were good dads to you.

/do you get a special Lib Ribbon for that btw?
2014-04-15 01:10:35 PM  
1 vote:
Don't worry folks, Obama has this covered. He is going to set up a twitter account in the Ukraine to make fun of the Russkies. That will show them.
2014-04-15 01:08:38 PM  
1 vote:

Truther: Pincy: IamKaiserSoze!!!: This must create almost as big of a farklib boner as Israel being overtaken by Syria

I'm pretty sure all the boners being created are on the Conservatives who have man crushes on Putin.

I am a conservative and I think Putin is a dick.

I do have a boner though. Your mom is graciously taking care of it right now...


I was raised by two gay dads so I'm sure you are enjoying it
2014-04-15 01:02:24 PM  
1 vote:

codigo: grumpfuff: bobothemagnificent: [img.fark.net image 750x574]
We'll just send them Chuck.

I think he's a bit worn out.

[ll-media.tmz.com image 550x570]

Looks like his beard isn't with him. Maybe it's on a plane over there.


www.quickmeme.com
2014-04-15 12:52:17 PM  
1 vote:

Mad_Radhu: Tatterdemalian: Today: "Meh, it's just the Ukraine. Not worth starting a nuclear war over."
Tomorrow: "Meh, it's just Eastern Europe. Not worth starting a nuclear war over."
Eventually: "Meh, it's just one more unexplained nuclear detonantion in US flyover country. Not worth starting a nuclear war over."

/are good men doing nothing really still good?

Even if Russia takes the Ukraine, they can't expand a whole lot further without hitting new NATO nations like Poland. If anything, Putin is acting out of fear of the EU and NATO encroaching past the old Eastern Block and into the old Soviet Union, which is why he made his move when he did. The revolution in the Ukraine forced his hand, and he had to act to keep the Ukraine from slipping over to the West. If anything, his recent actions show how weak Russia has become, barely able to exert power over their own region without resorting to force.

Putin has been swinging his dick around a lot lately, but it really says more about his own insecurities than it does our weakness.


Let's hope you're right, because it seems hope is the only thing we're going to deploy now that sanctions are off the table.

/hope and change
//our hope that Putin doesn't change the bargain any further
2014-04-15 12:51:07 PM  
1 vote:

grumpfuff: bobothemagnificent: [img.fark.net image 750x574]
We'll just send them Chuck.

I think he's a bit worn out.

[ll-media.tmz.com image 550x570]


Looks like his beard isn't with him. Maybe it's on a plane over there.
2014-04-15 12:43:02 PM  
1 vote:

Egoy3k: I'm not sure I'd call this guy a 'protestor' maybe militiaman or rebel or soldier but not really a protestor.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 850x552]


balaclava tsar-photobomba.
2014-04-15 12:41:12 PM  
1 vote:

wraithmare: jshine: AspectRatio: m00: This is how WWII started.

No, no it isn't.

You're right -- WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

The Germans?


Oh come on people! Be precise. It was the EAST Germans that bombed Pearl Harbor. Farkin' Commies!
The West Germans were the good guys. They held the line against North Korea.
2014-04-15 12:32:58 PM  
1 vote:
No need for bloodshed.  Diplomacy and appeasement is the answer, perhaps a nice pact can be made.
Let's divide Ukraine evenly between Russia and  Poland and avoid this bloodshed!
Let's hold this meeting in a private London residence and the Ukrainians need not have any input in this affair.
2014-04-15 12:24:23 PM  
1 vote:

bobothemagnificent: [img.fark.net image 750x574]
We'll just send them Chuck.


I think he's a bit worn out.

ll-media.tmz.com
2014-04-15 12:21:04 PM  
1 vote:

MooseBayou: Poot beer: jshine: AspectRatio: m00: This is how WWII started.

No, no it isn't.

You're right -- WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

I thought it was when the Maine was bombed in the Gulf of Tonka or something.

Hertz' hostile takeover of Alamo?  Remember?


And that's why we went to war against the Avis Powers.
2014-04-15 11:55:51 AM  
1 vote:
m8.i.pbase.com
2014-04-15 11:49:28 AM  
1 vote:

MooseBayou: youmightberight: Now would be a good time to pull the A-10's out of mothballs.

The ugliest, most intimidating airplane ever built.
[static4.businessinsider.com image 850x637]
Don't make us use this.  You will regret it.


Those are awesome.  Less of a plane, more of a Gatling gun with wings.
2014-04-15 11:44:44 AM  
1 vote:

MooseBayou: Hertz' hostile takeover of Alamo?  Remember?


No, it was Enterprise Rent-a-Car's assault on Ft. Sumter. Get your facts straight!
2014-04-15 11:08:23 AM  
1 vote:

Tatterdemalian: Today: "Meh, it's just the Ukraine. Not worth starting a nuclear war over."
Tomorrow: "Meh, it's just Eastern Europe. Not worth starting a nuclear war over."
Eventually: "Meh, it's just one more unexplained nuclear detonantion in US flyover country. Not worth starting a nuclear war over."

/are good men doing nothing really still good?


Your fertile imagination in the other hand, definitely worth a nuclear war.
2014-04-15 11:06:18 AM  
1 vote:
Today: "Meh, it's just the Ukraine. Not worth starting a nuclear war over."
Tomorrow: "Meh, it's just Eastern Europe. Not worth starting a nuclear war over."
Eventually: "Meh, it's just one more unexplained nuclear detonantion in US flyover country. Not worth starting a nuclear war over."

/are good men doing nothing really still good?
2014-04-15 11:02:15 AM  
1 vote:

Egoy3k: IamKaiserSoze!!!: This must create almost as big of a farklib boner as Israel being overtaken by Syria

Yeah us dirty libs just love it when semi fascist oligarchs annex sovereign territory.  We farking live for that.


Well, admitting it is the first step.  Congratulations.
2014-04-15 10:50:24 AM  
1 vote:

Egoy3k: I'm not sure I'd call this guy a 'protestor' maybe militiaman or rebel or soldier but not really a protestor.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 850x552]


Recently-developed Russian digital camouflage first issued to Russian special forces and Russian Internal troops, just now slowly making its way into the hands of regular Russian soldiers?  Of course he's a Ukrainian protestor! I'll bet these totally not-Russian gunmen will get next-generation tanks too!
2014-04-15 10:47:00 AM  
1 vote:

IamKaiserSoze!!!: This must create almost as big of a farklib boner as Israel being overtaken by Syria


Yeah us dirty libs just love it when semi fascist oligarchs annex sovereign territory.  We farking live for that.
2014-04-15 10:46:43 AM  
1 vote:

incendi: jshine: You're right -- WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

No, that's just a particular point when it wasn't over.



Was that before or after Hitler built the Sudetenland annex to his Lebensraum so he could retake his Kampfy Chair?

/ got nothing
2014-04-15 10:42:26 AM  
1 vote:

Egoy3k: I'm not sure I'd call this guy a 'protestor' maybe militiaman or rebel or soldier but not really a protestor.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 850x552]


Nah, he's just part of the "threatened minority" that Putin wants to protect.
2014-04-15 10:37:18 AM  
1 vote:

Egoy3k: I'm not sure I'd call this guy a 'protestor' maybe militiaman or rebel or soldier but not really a protestor.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 850x552]


Ugly?
2014-04-15 10:36:27 AM  
1 vote:
"We took over Crimea without starting World War 3!"

"Well, try harder this time."
2014-04-15 10:33:26 AM  
1 vote:
img.fark.net
 
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