Skip to comments.Russian soldiers take over Crimean airports: minister
Posted on 02/28/2014 4:19:10 AM PST by Zhang Fei
Russian soldiers have occupied two key airports in Ukraines restive pro-Russia region of Crimea, Ukraines acting interior minister said Friday.
Soldiers wearing camouflage and bearing automatic weapons have taken up positions at Belbek Airport in Sevastopol, home of Russias Black Sea Fleet, and at the airport in Simferopol, the regions capital, Arsen Avakov said.
He said the soldiers uniforms bore no identifying marks but they do not hide their affiliation with the Russian armed forces.
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NEVER! stay out of there.
and while we are at it time to leave Hamid Karzai to his mess.
Good lord now we will hear from the conservative faction from the Harvard Endowment (looters of post-Soviet Russia). My personal wants are for mainly peaceful splitting of the country. (because I want to split from Blue Dystopia)
I suspect George Soros will be doing most of the deciding for him.
The looters are mainly Soviet ex-apparatchiks. They've been looting foreign investors every chance they've gotten. You have to hand it to the Russians, though - they've managed to blame their initial economic malaise on foreigners. But what would you expect from the Russians? They did manage to convince a good chunk of the world that the CIA invented AIDS to kill black people.
Strategically, Russia has to do whatever is necessary to maintain its Black Sea assets. The Ukraine will have to surrender the Crimea in exchange for a Russian OK for it to join NATO and the EU.
Nothing is gonna happen, Obama will do nothing, EU will do nothing because the simple answer is because Putin and the rest of the world is not going to risk war with Russia over this.
Why would supplying Ukraine risk war with Russia?
They finally elected a president...and ONE FACTION says "we don't like him" because he went to Russia for help that the EU will never provide.
And Crimea should be returned to Russia.
There are agreements with Russia regarding their ports. The Ukrainians are revolting AGAIN because there are instigators all around....and that includes the USA.
There is no Freedom issue.
I suspect their pain threshold is not what it used to be. The Soviets cried uncle after losing 13K dead in Afghanistan. If the Ukrainians are prepared to take the pain of inflicting tens of thousands of dead on the Russians, odds are that the Russians will pull back. It depends on what the Ukrainians are prepared to sacrifice.
They revolted because he was setting himself up to be president for life. This was Chile's Salvador Allende all over again, including the fact that both Allende and Yanukovich were acting at the behest of the Russians.
- Tell Putin I can be more flexible after my reelection .. B. Hussein Obama Junior
EU will do nothing. They are too dependent upon Russian petroleum.
The Crimea and Donets Basin are ethnically Russian, culturally Russian, and speak Russian. The Current Ukraine borders are an artificial creation of Stalin and Roosevelt. Splitting the country makes sense and would contribute to world peace. The Russians in the Southwest present a more difficult problem - that area either needs to be given to Russia, as well, or ethnically cleansed by the west.
Allende was a good guy who cleaned out the Communists. Next you're going to be saying that Franco was a Red.
I think this is what might be called a “soft invasion”.
Oil is fungible. The EU can buy it from anyone, and the Russians need to sell it on the world markets to fund their war on Ukraine. Given that oil contracts are set up to optimize transportation and processing costs, the EU will pay a little more to buy from other suppliers and the Russians will get a little less selling to customers further away.
You must be thinking of Pinochet, who cleaned out Allende and his Cuban advisors.
I'm not saying you're right or wrong, but here's a question for you. Suppose the Indian nations in, say, Maine claim that they have been treated unfairly by the federal government. And they have ample evidence to prove it.
So by a large margin, the nations decide to break away. It's all about freedom, the freedom of the nations to decide their own future.
Would Russia be doing the right thing by supplying arms to the nations? And how would that affect the stability of the world?
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