iheartscotch: when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.
Thrag: Tartars, not Cossacks./Crimea has both, but it is the crimean Tartars that are muslim
cman: tinyarena: cman: Putin played an incredible political game and he won.Lost Ukraine by offering a $15B trade deal when it should have been $50BLost respect of nations who now question Russia's commitment to treaties and agreementsCost the Russian economy maybe $100B in trade and development dealsTurkey on notice, if Russia mistreats the Cossacks in Crimea, Turkey locks their fleet in the Black SeaSeized a tiny peninsula, where they already had bases, and have no land bridge to it.Putin looks like a fool and a dictatorWINNINGBe that as it may he successfully took land that had an important role in the Region. Also, the Russian people love him for what he did. He did win a little bit at the cost of significant degradation of their international reputation.
dittybopper: *NICE*.Made even more nicer by the fact that the ship in Leviathan was Russian.
KNEW THIS WASONE WAY TICKETBUT YOU KNOWI HAD TO COME
baronbloodbath: Mugato: Leviathon had a better cast. Robocop, Trautman and the chick from Max Headroom.Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern, and a cute chick who was also guest starred in X-Files./I've seen it a time or two/or ten, actually
svanmeter: "Canada will send six CF-18 jets and more military personnel to bolster NATO's efforts to protect alles in Eastern Europe, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday, citing Canada's anxiety over Russian "expansionism" in Ukraine."/now you've pissed of Canada, Herr Putin//Obama to send "non-lethal" support.
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