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Russian Troops Storm Ukraine Air Force Base In Crimea, Reuters Confirms
zero hedge, Fox ...several ^ | 3-72014 | NA

Posted on 03/07/2014 12:26:59 PM PST by prisoner6

ARMED MEN ENTER UKRAINIAN MILITARY POST IN CRIMEA AND TAKE CONTROL, NO SHOTS FIRED - REUTERS REPORTER ON THE SCENE UKRAINIANS AND FORCES THOUGHT TO BE RUSSIANS HOLD NEGOTIATIONS AFTER MILITARY POST TAKEN, NO ARMS SEIZED - REUTERS REPORTER * * *


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; florida; golf; kerryseznorusskies; keylargo; keywest; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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Shep is talking about it now. Says several military vehicles were used. Conflicting reoports.
1 posted on 03/07/2014 12:26:59 PM PST by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6
Nothing unusual.

2 posted on 03/07/2014 12:28:53 PM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: prisoner6

I think we need to send in some EM - 50’s


3 posted on 03/07/2014 12:29:37 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: prisoner6

Of course Putin is going to do this while Obama is on vacation.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 12:29:42 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

“Of course Putin is going to do this while Obama is on vacation.”

And you won’t see Obama even considering the thought of cancelling his original plans to deal with the Russia/Ukrainian situation. He’s got a tee time, you know.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 12:31:50 PM PST by MNGal
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To: jimbo123
while Obama is on vacation

Part of the flexibility as promised.

6 posted on 03/07/2014 12:32:34 PM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: jimbo123

And after the had an hour long chat the other day.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 12:32:35 PM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: jimbo123
"Of course Putin is going to do this while Obama is on vacation."

Well, that certainly gives Putin maximum flexibility

8 posted on 03/07/2014 12:32:49 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: prisoner6

Never mind this. Hows Obama doing on the links? What is Michelle having for brunch??


9 posted on 03/07/2014 12:33:01 PM PST by skeeter
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To: prisoner6

This is interering with Obama’s golf game.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 12:33:06 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: jimbo123

Well that give him a lot of opportunities.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 12:33:26 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: prisoner6

How rude of the Russians to bother Obama with this during his vacation in Florida.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 12:34:15 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: prisoner6
Reporter....reportedly stormed Ukrainian base at Yukharina Balka. Insane fog, visibility down to five metres. And it's dark.....menacing atmosphere at base entrance. Cameraman got badly bashed up before we got here ...12:26 PM - 7 Mar 2014p>


13 posted on 03/07/2014 12:34:47 PM PST by caww
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To: prisoner6

Good for the Russians, what took them so long?


14 posted on 03/07/2014 12:36:20 PM PST by dalereed
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To: caww

Thanks. There were tweets on before but I’m on tablet and can’t post them.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 12:38:43 PM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: prisoner6

Roland Oliphant @RolandOliphant Evilly menacing atmosphere at base entrance. Cameraman got badly bashed up before we got here pic.twitter.com/57JG2NuNyZ

16 posted on 03/07/2014 12:39:51 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
Kevin Bishop@bishopk You can't see much in this photo but it's the base entrance that's reportedly being attacked . Dark, misty, tense pic.twitter.com/kDXQsXi9E5
17 posted on 03/07/2014 12:42:11 PM PST by maggief
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To: al baby

And Sgt. Hulka...


18 posted on 03/07/2014 12:44:45 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: prisoner6; caww; maggief; All

Hareetz wire has great story they are storming right now


19 posted on 03/07/2014 12:46:34 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: caww

I think I saw that truck on UK Version of Top Gear

Jermey Clarkson destroy it LOL!


20 posted on 03/07/2014 12:47:30 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: prisoner6

I’m happy Obama’s threats worked (Sarcasm)


21 posted on 03/07/2014 12:48:24 PM PST by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: prisoner6

Who needs an off ramp when you’ve got off road capability?


22 posted on 03/07/2014 12:49:05 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123

Of course Putin is going to do this while Obama is on vacation.


I’m going to have to correct your syntax error:

Of course Obama will be on vacation while Putin does this.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 12:50:48 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: prisoner6

For context, look at Google Earth maps of Crimea.

It is covered with abandoned Soviet-Era bases, including the Soviet Space Operations Center. The only active airbase appears to be at Kasha,and even that looks half-disused.

For a former zoomie, it’s kind of sad to look at, actually.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 12:50:55 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Genoa; crosslink; maggief
Keep an eye on the money in and out of Ukraine.."thiefs" continue to transfer revenue on the International Stage...nation to nation...bank to bank etc.....

'Forbes'Embroiled In Billion-Dollar Ukrainian Corruption Scandal....... Police say Sergey Kurchenko, a fugitive 'oligarch' the owner of Ukrainian Forbes, stole over $1 billion. Forbes scion Miguel Forbes approved the deal and served as an adviser to Kurchenko.

Buzzfeed.com

25 posted on 03/07/2014 12:54:22 PM PST by caww
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To: Yaelle

Actually Putin is playing Nero perfect.

Bambi puts out a report sounding tough, Putin Gets tough.

Barry threatens Putin, Putin orders assault.

Barry is confused and dazed. Doesn’t know what to do now, If he mouths off Putin will increase actions. If he says nothing he looks like a pussy.

Barky will stay in Floriduh and call for a cabana boy.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 12:54:46 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Yaelle

We’re better off when Obama is on vacation.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 12:54:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: prisoner6

I am guessing that instead of the based being “stormed”, they simply drove in, completely unchallenged.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 12:56:10 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

They claimed to have car trouble and asked for a putsch.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 12:58:21 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: prisoner6

Looks like it’s over now...no shots fired...


30 posted on 03/07/2014 12:59:30 PM PST by caww
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To: prisoner6

Looks like it’s over now...no shots fired...


31 posted on 03/07/2014 12:59:30 PM PST by caww
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To: dfwgator
We’re better off when Obama is on vacation.

So's Putin.

32 posted on 03/07/2014 1:01:14 PM PST by Tonytitan
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To: caww

Just like that Caww?? WOW LOL!


33 posted on 03/07/2014 1:02:26 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: prisoner6

Obama is a retard. If Crimea is holding their vote to join Russia on March 16, why wouldn’t he expect Putin to solidify his control of their area between now and then? And of course he would do it while Obama is on vacation. This really does go back to 19th century war tactics and Obama is clueless to how things work in that part of the world for generations.


34 posted on 03/07/2014 1:04:28 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: ColdOne
Meanwhile Putin lands military arms deals in Egypt where Odumbo dropped the ball entirely into Putin's lap...

Egypt’s pivot toward Russia happened after some U.S. aid was revoked following the military ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood government on July 3 last year... the State Department has said that the U.S. will wait and see what sort of progress is made by Egypt to adhere to a “democratic roadmap” in the months ahead.

In a recent briefing, the State Department’s deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said that the U.S. was not concerned by Egypt’s moves to purchase weapons from Russia.

Gen. Abdel Monen Saed, a former head of operations for the Egyptian army told BuzzFeed that the Egyptian army was looking to expand its “sources” for its military arsenal, so that in the future it would not be dependent solely on the U.S.


35 posted on 03/07/2014 1:05:20 PM PST by caww
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To: prisoner6
Shep might say it's "storming" when the girl scouts takeover a portion of the sidewalk in the front of Wal-Mart.

The only reason Shep was sent to the scene, rather than anyone else, is to exaggerate...this is what he does best.

36 posted on 03/07/2014 1:07:33 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: dfwgator

It’s all over...... Two Russian Volga trucks drove off after “talks”. Ukrainian officer says about 30 to 60 Rus troops involved...via Telegraph reporter on site.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 1:08:17 PM PST by caww
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To: VRWCarea51

If he mouths off Putin will increase actions. If he says nothing he looks like a pussy.
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I think the ‘game plan’ is Putin ‘roars’ at Ukraine threatening annihilation, ‘takes’ Crimea (adds to Georgia), ‘backs down’ due to world damnation, goes home.

Zero can continue playing the golfiddle while Rome(GA) burns.

Zero can say “Don’t call me a wimp. I not only killed Osama, I scared the bejeezus out of Putin and he backed down. Now get my bicycle and I will go home. Wheres my Helmet?”

Now Russia has moved another step forward, adding another former member of USSR to the ‘homeland’.

Kind of like the two bulls standing on top of the hill, a pasture full of young, ripe heifers below.
“Lets run down there and knock a couple of ‘pieces’ off” said the Young Bull.
Old Bull: “No son, lets just walk down and we will do them all.”


38 posted on 03/07/2014 1:11:10 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: prisoner6

I see no reason this should interfere with obama’s Key Lago, vacation. /S


39 posted on 03/07/2014 1:14:30 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: caww

It’s the AD HQ at Belbek Airport, in Sevastopol. It only took hours to find out which base they were talking about.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 1:16:28 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: prisoner6
And after the had an hour long chat the other day.

Heard a Fox contributor (Col Hunt?) say earlier today that the conversations reminded him of a whiny girl whose boyfriend just broke up with her. She calls on the phone begging him to change his mind.

41 posted on 03/07/2014 1:17:50 PM PST by CedarDave (Obama - "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" (02/10/14 declaration))
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To: dfwgator

no, I believe that Iran or someone is going to cause a mass casualty event when he is “on vacation”, and Obama knows it

Such as an EMP event


42 posted on 03/07/2014 1:20:09 PM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: prisoner6

Obama will forever go down in history as the man who lost The Crimea to Putin.............


43 posted on 03/07/2014 1:22:05 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: PoloSec

The Egyptian military launched their attack to evict the Muslim Brotherhood from power while Obama was on vacation at Martha’s Vineyard last year.


44 posted on 03/07/2014 1:26:24 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: prisoner6

Why, oh why, can’t Putin just treat Obama with some R-S-P-E-C-T?


45 posted on 03/07/2014 1:29:02 PM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: Red Badger

“Obama will forever go down in history as the man who lost The Crimea to Putin.............”

If, in fact, Putin just stops there. The Russians are doing their best to provoke a shooting response. Once there is blood on the ground, emotions can take over and you can’t tell how far it’ll spread. I’m sure the Ukrainians are well aware and instructed to avoid a fire fight.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 1:29:14 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: skeeter

This is all president Bushs fault. Barry inherited this Ukraine/Putin relationship.(sarcasm)


47 posted on 03/07/2014 1:29:39 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: JimSEA

No he will not stop with the Crimea..........


48 posted on 03/07/2014 1:36:36 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: prisoner6

It’s an abandoned air base.........


49 posted on 03/07/2014 1:37:54 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: prisoner6

Looks like that pink line has been crossed.


50 posted on 03/07/2014 1:38:33 PM PST by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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