Skip to comments.Alan Grayson says US ‘should be pleased’ Russia annexed Crimea
Posted on 03/27/2014 1:50:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson said Tuesday that the United States should be pleased about Russia annexing the Crimea, calling it a virtually bloodless transfer of power.
At a Foreign Affairs Committee mark-up Tuesday, Grayson said that the referendum in Crimea was the entirely legitimate vote by a group of people who were upset that their chosen leader, ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, had been removed from office. The role of Russian forces, in his telling, was simply that of peacekeeper.
You may say that [Yanukovych] was thrown out of office for good reason. There are allegations against him that he was corrupt, there are allegations against him that he used the military against his own people to stay in power. But the fact is that from the perspective of the Crimeans, their leader, the one that they placed in charge of their country, was thrown out of power, Grayson said. So it should come as no surprise
that the Crimeans had had enough, and they wanted to leave this artificial entity called the Ukraine.(continued)
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Well, the genius hath spoken.
I wonder what position Alan will take when Texas votes to secede from the union? What will he think when America starts to fall apart because of the leadership in this country?
Here is an ass putting up a smoke screen in the form of a silver lining. It's like saying, "at last their weren't 5,000 innocent Americans killed on 9/11."
I may have to change my opinion of the whole Crimea thing. There is no way I would ever agree with this psychopath.
But, while we're choosing sides, what does Grease-son think of the democratically elected government of Ukraine being overpowered by anarchists?
The leftists are frightened to death that Americans will perceive issues of greater importance to them than Globull Warming, gay marriage and bullying.
I’m going to rob a local bank and use the Grayson defense.
“Your Honor, you should be glad it was a bloodless transfer of funds.”
Can someone please flush this turd?
Maybe some republican congressman down there should take over Grayson’s district and overthrow him. See how he likes it.
Do you think Russia would gladly take Grayson off our hands..it could be considered a good will gesture..but I don’t even wish Grayson on Russia
Naw, they’re still miffed about that whole Lee Harvey Oswald thing.
The voters did flush him back in 2010.
He’s obviously a floater, because he’s popped back up again 2 years later.
I expect Grayson’s resignation no more than 60 seconds after Russia crosses its border once again, which should be any time now
What a freak
Let's assume for the moment that Texas is the only state that wants to leave. Now you have two options:
a) Use military force, kill thousands of people, and force the rest to remain in the union, lest they too want to be killed.
b) Let Texas go. This means Texas is free to join any other state on the planet.
The point is that the union (in any form, anywhere) exists only on voluntary grounds. Once a large enough territory wants to leave, you have lost them - if not physically then morally. Keeping people against their will is both dangerous and impractical. Even a short and victorious war against TX will leave too many scars.
I believe this is one of the reasons why Ukraine just voices their unhappiness, but makes no military moves to keep Crimea. It is simply not possible politically. We can argue about how many Crimeans exactly want to be part of Russia - 89% or 91% - but it's clear that Ukraine has no traction there. Ukraine was only acceptable when the state was more or less stable. Today Ukrainian Parliament raised taxes, and there is another crowd outside, trying to evict this set of rulers just weeks after they assumed control. This is exactly how anarchy works. Crimeans are probably happy that they escaped Ukraine just in time, even if you only consider taxes.
I wouldn’t want to be the Boy Blunder when Batman gets back in town ...
With that face - what’d he do? Loose his membership in the mob?
Is there anything intelligent that ever come out of his filthy mouth?
I’m glad Grayson has stopped beating his wife.
His past behavior is one of, ah, a certain type of person.
Except for the part where Russia was true to its corrupt, totalitarian form. That is, their stuffing of votes, observers being generally from the old USSR, and roughing up anyone not going by their script.
At the least, it is something not to be recognized. At the most, something to contain(before it spills over to anyone else) by standing firm against Russia. Either way, stop only when Russia backs down. Unfortunately, this administration will do nothing that is truly effective.
#17: Ouch! Double Ouch! and WINNER!
I wonder what Grayson is going to say and do when the Spanish try to take back the Spanish speaking parts of Florida?
If option A is chosen, expect the 21st Century version of the Sherman option to be on the table, preceded by a northward relocation of weapons. Whatever is left, Texas will use to give a very good fight. Expect the deaths to be in the millions when all is done.
Option B is highly unlikely given that the departure would not go pleasantly. It would only happen if Option A renders Texas uninhabitable.
NATO has overplayed its hand. After the fall of the old Soviet Union, we convinced Russia to withdraw its troops from the old Soviet bloc nations by promising that we wouldn't advance NATO into the voids they left behind. Then in 1999 and in 2004, we added 12 new NATO members across Eastern Europe. That was pretty slick, but Russia took notice.
In 2008, Russia invaded Georgia to prevent NATO from expanding east of the Black Sea. Now the West has helped depose Russia's Ukrainian ally, and in response Russia has annexed Crimea and is now on the verge of splitting Ukraine in two. Who couldn't see this coming?
Rohrabacher and Grayson were saying similar things.
Rohrabacher called out the backing of Al Qaeda in Syria.
He probably is also pleased by his beating of his divorcing wife as a bloodless transfer of power.
Is Alan Grayson trying to make Sheila Jackson Lee look like Einstein?
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Did Grayson PUNCH any women in the face at this meeting?
Day ain’t over, yet.