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(BBC-US)   Russia: "What do you mean Crimea USED to get all their water from the Ukraine?"   (bbc.com) divider line 168
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2014-04-25 01:27:56 PM  
I don't think Putin thought his cunning strategy all the way through. :-(
 
2014-04-25 02:00:19 PM  

Captain Steroid: I don't think Putin thought his cunning strategy all the way through. :-(


The problem will be resolved quite readily once Ukraine is annexed.
 
2014-04-25 02:02:07 PM  
While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle, Russia and Putin deserve this problem.
 
2014-04-25 02:08:01 PM  
Im okay with this.
 
2014-04-25 02:09:11 PM  

Dimensio: The problem will be resolved quite readily once Ukraine is annexed.


i.imgur.com

TFA seems to suggest they've already been annexed, and no the problem isn't going to be solved anytime soon. Certainly not enough to save the local crops this year. Nor is there a compelling reason to Kiev to keep extending water on credit to the region that said fark off.
 
2014-04-25 02:10:53 PM  

Xaxor: While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle


You mean the civilians that voted to tell Kiev to fark off so they could get assreamed by Putin. Yeah, I'm not feeling too bad for them.
 
2014-04-25 02:12:17 PM  
Just tie the price of Ukrainian water to the price of Russian natural gas. That's a compromise that works for everybody.
 
2014-04-25 02:14:01 PM  
What, there are no Crimea rivers?

assets6.capitalfm.com
 
2014-04-25 02:17:38 PM  

bdub77: What, there are no Crimea rivers?

[assets6.capitalfm.com image 460x374]


*kick to the nads*
*repeated kick to the nads*

...

*kick to the nads again for good measure*
 
2014-04-25 02:21:53 PM  

Somacandra: Xaxor: While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle

You mean the civilians that voted to tell Kiev to fark off so they could get assreamed by Putin. Yeah, I'm not feeling too bad for them.


I doubt there was 100% voter participation, but then again, I don't know about their voting system.  Either way, there were dissenters.
 
2014-04-25 02:25:55 PM  

Xaxor: Somacandra: Xaxor: While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle

You mean the civilians that voted to tell Kiev to fark off so they could get assreamed by Putin. Yeah, I'm not feeling too bad for them.

I doubt there was 100% voter participation, but then again, I don't know about their voting system.  Either way, there were dissenters.


As I recall, the participation rate was well over 100% of the eligible population.
 
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2014-04-25 02:43:22 PM  

Somacandra: Dimensio: The problem will be resolved quite readily once Ukraine is annexed.

[i.imgur.com image 648x587]

TFA seems to suggest they've already been annexed, and no the problem isn't going to be solved anytime soon. Certainly not enough to save the local crops this year. Nor is there a compelling reason to Kiev to keep extending water on credit to the region that said fark off.


I think he meant the rest of Ukraine.
 
2014-04-25 02:50:57 PM  
Wait till they get the electircity bill.  LOL You know that's next.
 
2014-04-25 02:52:51 PM  

Xaxor: Somacandra: Xaxor: While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle

You mean the civilians that voted to tell Kiev to fark off so they could get assreamed by Putin. Yeah, I'm not feeling too bad for them.

I doubt there was 100% voter participation, but then again, I don't know about their voting system.  Either way, there were dissenters.


I doubt the voting system in Crimea wasn't rigged, but even assuming it wasn't rigged, the referendum in Crimea only gave the illusion of choice. Voters in the referendum are given the following choices:

1) Reunite Crimea with Russia (i.e. declare independence and join Russia) or

2) Restore the Crimean Constitution of 1992 and the status of Crimea with respect to the Ukraine. The Crimean Constitution of 1992 contained a declaration of independence from Ukraine and basically put the option of deciding whether to join Ukraine or Russia in the hands of the Crimean parliament. Since the Crimean Parliament was being controlled by Russian troops at the time and was being lead by a puppet leader installed by the Russians, the Crimean Parliament was always going to vote to join Russian to begin with.
 
2014-04-25 02:56:03 PM  
FTFA:  To deal with the shortage, new wells could be dug or water could be brought in from Russia, but such options are expensive, officials warn.

Given the geography how do you get enough water from Russia to Crimea?
 
2014-04-25 03:03:22 PM  

BizarreMan: FTFA:  To deal with the shortage, new wells could be dug or water could be brought in from Russia, but such options are expensive, officials warn.

Given the geography how do you get enough water from Russia to Crimea?


You could grip it by the husk.
 
2014-04-25 03:05:34 PM  

Dimensio: Captain Steroid: I don't think Putin thought his cunning strategy all the way through. :-(

The problem will be resolved quite readily once Ukraine is annexed.


img841.imageshack.us
You mocked him and called him names! But who is laughing now?!
 
2014-04-25 03:18:11 PM  
cdn.theguardian.tv: no problem
 
2014-04-25 03:24:29 PM  
Putin knew this was going to happen.  Crimea gets its water and electricity from the Ukraine mainland.  He will use them cutting off water/power as an excuse to fully annex the rest of Ukraine.  He's already got troops on the mainland stirring up trouble and giving the illusion that more of the mainland wants to join Russia.
 
2014-04-25 03:29:32 PM  

gopher321: bdub77: What, there are no Crimea rivers?

[assets6.capitalfm.com image 460x374]

*kick to the nads*
*repeated kick to the nads*

...

*kick to the nads again for good measure*


You must be a Britney Spears fan.
 
2014-04-25 03:32:09 PM  
While its interesting to think about this in terms of geopolitics between Moscow, Kiev and the West, the reality is that stuff like this is farking horrible for the common person who happens to live there. Just devastating for them. International friction generally leads to horrible outcomes for innocent people.
 
2014-04-25 03:35:36 PM  

DamnYankees: While its interesting to think about this in terms of geopolitics between Moscow, Kiev and the West, the reality is that stuff like this is farking horrible for the common person who happens to live there. Just devastating for them. International friction generally leads to horrible outcomes for innocent people.


Crimeans only pawn in game of global geopolitics.
 
2014-04-25 03:41:23 PM  

Captain Steroid: I don't think Putin thought his cunning strategy all the way through. :-(


Now he has a pretense for taking the water supply lines to Crimea.
 
2014-04-25 03:44:10 PM  

RexTalionis: DamnYankees: While its interesting to think about this in terms of geopolitics between Moscow, Kiev and the West, the reality is that stuff like this is farking horrible for the common person who happens to live there. Just devastating for them. International friction generally leads to horrible outcomes for innocent people.

Crimeans only pawn in game of global geopolitics.


dubsism.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-25 03:45:10 PM  
loss of a basic service?!?!

img841.imageshack.us
 
2014-04-25 03:45:50 PM  

www.americavictorious.com

Embargo ON!

Me big king Arab!

 
2014-04-25 03:46:53 PM  

Somacandra: Xaxor: While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle

You mean the civilians that voted to tell Kiev to fark off so they could get assreamed by Putin. Yeah, I'm not feeling too bad for them.


You mean the vote that had 90% vote to join russia?
Do you *REALLY* think that was a legit vote?

*Really*?

Like, that would mean some of the *Tatars* had to vote to join Russia. That's about as likely as the republicans embracing Obama care.

If the vote wasn't legit, then guess what?

IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT.
 
2014-04-25 03:47:30 PM  

Xaxor: While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle, Russia and Putin deserve this problem.


I think you mean the Rusdian Oligarchs don't you? The ones who will soon solve this problem by selling water to Crimea?
 
2014-04-25 03:47:43 PM  
img.fark.net
Dmitry?
Yes Vlad?
Can I blame all of this on you?
No Vlad.
 
2014-04-25 03:48:13 PM  
Mr. Putin was sort of fun for a while, but he has outlived it.
 
2014-04-25 03:49:40 PM  
mos.totalfilm.com

"Stop moaning, Alexey, and drink your oil."
 
2014-04-25 03:50:01 PM  

Felgraf: Somacandra: Xaxor: While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle

You mean the civilians that voted to tell Kiev to fark off so they could get assreamed by Putin. Yeah, I'm not feeling too bad for them.

You mean the vote that had 90% vote to join russia?
Do you *REALLY* think that was a legit vote?

*Really*?

Like, that would mean some of the *Tatars* had to vote to join Russia. That's about as likely as the republicans embracing Obama care.

If the vote wasn't legit, then guess what?

IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT.


At least they got to vote.

The current regime in the Ukraine overthrew the elected leaders.

They will have elections as soon as the US decides who should win them.
 
2014-04-25 03:50:26 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Putin knew this was going to happen.  Crimea gets its water and electricity from the Ukraine mainland.  He will use them cutting off water/power as an excuse to fully annex the rest of Ukraine.  He's already got troops on the mainland stirring up trouble and giving the illusion that more of the mainland wants to join Russia.


A have actually been scratching my head on what Russia will use as an excuse to go after the rest of Ukraine.... this is best theory I have heard.  I just wonder how the justification would be worded given that the Ukrainian govt is still allowing sufficient water for the population though not enough for the ag.
 
2014-04-25 03:52:19 PM  

neversubmit: Mr. Putin was sort of fun for a while, but he has outlived it.


Putin was never fun.
 
2014-04-25 03:52:44 PM  

Saiga410: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Putin knew this was going to happen.  Crimea gets its water and electricity from the Ukraine mainland.  He will use them cutting off water/power as an excuse to fully annex the rest of Ukraine.  He's already got troops on the mainland stirring up trouble and giving the illusion that more of the mainland wants to join Russia.

A have actually been scratching my head on what Russia will use as an excuse to go after the rest of Ukraine.... this is best theory I have heard.  I just wonder how the justification would be worded given that the Ukrainian govt is still allowing sufficient water for the population though not enough for the ag.


Perhaps the story that the snipers in Ukraine were trained in Poland?

http://www.voltairenet.org/article183373.html#nb1
 
2014-04-25 03:53:13 PM  

Saiga410: A have actually been scratching my head on what Russia will use as an excuse to go after the rest of Ukraine


If they do that, that'd actually warrant an armed response.  They Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea were partially Russian loyalists.  An actual shooting war is a very different animal.  Especially because of treaties.
 
2014-04-25 03:58:06 PM  
www.thegeekcouch.com
 
2014-04-25 03:59:41 PM  

dittybopper: neversubmit: Mr. Putin was sort of fun for a while, but he has outlived it.

Putin was never fun.


I once read a short I think it was called Big Boys it was told from a Russian POV a new thing for young me. Anyway it has been a little amusing for me, watching Putin play the Big Boy... from the other side of the world.
 
2014-04-25 04:00:25 PM  

mcreadyblue: Xaxor: While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle, Russia and Putin deserve this problem.

I think you mean the Rusdian Oligarchs don't you? The ones who will soon solve this problem by selling water to Crimea?


Yes, I was referring more to the Russian leadership than the common people.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who uses a country's name to refer to the leadership.  It would be interesting to see how the oligarchs will distribute the water, however.
 
2014-04-25 04:01:15 PM  
Should have thought about that before you voted to join Putin's nut house of a country...
 
2014-04-25 04:05:52 PM  

DamnYankees: While its interesting to think about this in terms of geopolitics between Moscow, Kiev and the West, the reality is that stuff like this is farking horrible for the common person who happens to live there. Just devastating for them. International friction generally leads to horrible outcomes for innocent people.


You shouldn't ignore the fact that a lot of the common people living there have been taking active part in creating the current situation.
 
2014-04-25 04:07:05 PM  

Dansker: DamnYankees: While its interesting to think about this in terms of geopolitics between Moscow, Kiev and the West, the reality is that stuff like this is farking horrible for the common person who happens to live there. Just devastating for them. International friction generally leads to horrible outcomes for innocent people.

You shouldn't ignore the fact that a lot of the common people living there have been taking active part in creating the current situation.


Perhaps, but whether they did or they didn't, whether Crimea was going to vote to join Russia or not was never in doubt because the referendum was rigged.
 
2014-04-25 04:08:48 PM  

mcreadyblue: Felgraf: Somacandra: Xaxor: While I feel bad for civilians caught in the middle

You mean the civilians that voted to tell Kiev to fark off so they could get assreamed by Putin. Yeah, I'm not feeling too bad for them.

You mean the vote that had 90% vote to join russia?
Do you *REALLY* think that was a legit vote?

*Really*?

Like, that would mean some of the *Tatars* had to vote to join Russia. That's about as likely as the republicans embracing Obama care.

If the vote wasn't legit, then guess what?

IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT.

At least they got to vote.

The current regime in the Ukraine overthrew the elected leaders.

They will have elections as soon as the US decides who should win them.


The "current regime" in Ukraine are democratically elected officials. The duly elected parliament voted to remove President Yana-yana-not-going-to-be-president-anymore as prescribed in the country's constitution.
 
2014-04-25 04:10:28 PM  

RexTalionis: Dansker: DamnYankees: While its interesting to think about this in terms of geopolitics between Moscow, Kiev and the West, the reality is that stuff like this is farking horrible for the common person who happens to live there. Just devastating for them. International friction generally leads to horrible outcomes for innocent people.

You shouldn't ignore the fact that a lot of the common people living there have been taking active part in creating the current situation.

Perhaps, but whether they did or they didn't, whether Crimea was going to vote to join Russia or not was never in doubt because the referendum was rigged.


It's not like they were forced to participate in the show vote or it's run-up.
 
2014-04-25 04:11:07 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Putin knew this was going to happen.  Crimea gets its water and electricity from the Ukraine mainland.  He will use them cutting off water/power as an excuse to fully annex the rest of Ukraine.  He's already got troops on the mainland stirring up trouble and giving the illusion that more of the mainland wants to join Russia.


That statement made me pass some water into my pants.

/scary
//glad I live over here
 
2014-04-25 04:11:55 PM  
What, the country that had a chunk of its land stolen through bullying tactics and unscrupulous politics isn't allowing resources to flow to the occupied territories?

That's a f*ckin' shame, ain't it, Pooty-Poot?
 
2014-04-25 04:12:18 PM  
www.platkat.com
 
2014-04-25 04:13:42 PM  

Dimensio: Captain Steroid: I don't think Putin thought his cunning strategy all the way through. :-(

The problem will be resolved quite readily once Ukraine is annexed.


That's always been his strategy. But now it's looking clear that he's going to have to fight for it, and probably fight with western intervention. He can take the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, but for all of it to work, he needs to take down Kiev and the Kiev government, and that is not going to happen without a brutal shooting war at this point.
 
2014-04-25 04:17:03 PM  

ikanreed: Saiga410: A have actually been scratching my head on what Russia will use as an excuse to go after the rest of Ukraine

If they do that, that'd actually warrant an armed response.  They Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea were partially Russian loyalists.  An actual shooting war is a very different animal.  Especially because of treaties.


There may be an armed response from Ukraine, but not from the US or NATO. However, a Russian invasion will result in severe economic sanctions from the West that will cripple the Russian economy. Putin is surely aware of this and will be cautious about doubling down on his empire building. So the result of all this posturing and bluster will be just another poverty-stricken province in the Russian fold. The decision to annex Crimea was precipitated by the loss of the Ukrainian puppet government in February and was an automatic response to a perceived loss of prestige and influence. I honestly don't think Putin has a long range plan; he's winging it, hoping he can bully and intimidate the various participants into acting the way he'd like them to and shepherd events towards a hopeful conclusion.
 
2014-04-25 04:19:34 PM  

bdub77: What, there are no Crimea rivers?

[assets6.capitalfm.com image 460x374]


img.fark.net

Apparently not.

/They appear to be the part of Crimea that was not always a part of Russia.
/That and the roads, bridges, power grid, railroads, oil pipelines, food supply, etc...
/Not sure if this steps up the invasion tho, cause Pooty poot probably doesn't give a damn.
 
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