Skip to comments.Russia may condemn annexation of German Democratic Republic
Posted on 02/15/2015 8:25:54 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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Is the Russian people willing to let Putin kill off their Sons ?
Does this mean they’re giving Konigsberg back?
Pravda must be slipping on the job, giving the Politburo 25 year old news.
So Pravda is a reliable source now?
Pravda is more like a clock with irritable time syndrome...right more than twice a day.
Better track record than NBC anymore.
Imagine an “Occupy East Prussia” movement.
Sweden might want the land that makes up St. Petersburg too.
You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Putin wants to restore the Soviet Union. He’s starting with small steps. By using anonymous troops he conquered Crimea before anyone knew what was happening (and many are still confused). Retaking East Germany will be impossible to deny, so he’s pre announcing it.
To a point, Putin is correct, there never was a popular vote on reunification. It was done by treaty, with the legislatures voting on it, and with East Germany on the verge of a total economic collapse.
That said, it was almost 25 yrs ago, and has long been a “fait accompli”.
He’ll have to go through Poland, first, and this ain’t 1939.
“You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
The word “illegal” means not legal. Russia’s invasion, occupation, and annexation of the Crimea and invasion and occupation of other Ukrainian territories is violating a long list of international treaties and laws, which makes Russia’s actions not legal and thereby illegal.
“Is the Russian people willing to let Putin kill off their Sons ?”
Their sons will do fine, their military is almost fully MODERNIZED now. It is our sons (and everyone else) that worries me, as we still think that Putin is just bluffing, so why ramp-up against him, when providing condoms to Sandra Fluke is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT.
I bet they have a serious policy proposal to do exactly that, as long as Germany recognizes annexation of Eastern Ukraine.
In fact, I'm sure Stalin's borders cannot and will not remain in place 20 years from now. If Galicia would join the EU, either as part of Poland again or as an independent entity, Russia's Ukraine toothache would be over. And Poland's assertiveness would vanish with Breslau and Stettin on the table.
“So Pravda is a reliable source now?”
Pravda was an official communist party organ.
This story is about a proposal from an official member of the communist party.
On this topic then, it is probably reliable.
No, but it ain't 1945, either.
The annexation of Eastern Galicia and the Volhynia by Stalin is the root of the Ukranian problem. Lemberg belongs in Europe, whether as Polish Lwow or a free L'viv.
I don’t see an implied threat so much as justifying Crimean annexation by citing west German annexation of east Germany.
“I dont see an implied threat so much as justifying Crimean annexation by citing west German annexation of east Germany.”
Russia’s implied message to Germany is to stop interfering with the Russian invasion, occupation, and annexation of the Ukraine; otherwise we may make a claim that Russia has a right to renounce all prior treaties and agreements recognizing the new German government and its new territorial boundaries encompassing the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) of Germany. If we (meaning Russia) should happen to do so, we may be expected during the 70th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War against the NAZIs to insist upon the resumption of stationing Russian forces in Germany to insure NAZIism cannot rise again to threaten the safety of the Russian Motherland and its people. In other words, Putin and his puppet Russian Duma are making a not so subtle threat to expand a new Russian Empire and its territorial claims in Europe by basing it upon whatever spurious historical excuse they can invent and spin to their advantage.
That’s a really low bar.
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