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And all the Democraps said she was stupid? :- Sounds like it was the other way around to me!!

Sarah Palin Warned in 2008 Russia Might Invade Ukraine if Obama Wins Election
Christine Rousselle | Mar 01, 2014

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christiner ... n-n1802374

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In October 2008, then-Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin warned that Putin, having been motivated by Obama's lack of response to the Russian invasion of Georgia, would proceed to invade Ukraine if then-Senator Obama was elected to the presidency.

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After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next.


Foreign Policy dismissed this warning as "strange" and "far-fetched."

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As we've said before, this is an extremely far-fetched scenario. And given how Russia has been able to unsettle Ukraine's pro-Western government without firing a shot, I don't see why violence would be necessary to bring Kiev to heel.


Yesterday, Russia invaded the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine and seized control of two airports.

Seems as though Palin's prediction wasn't too far-fetched after all.


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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:35 pm 
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Looks like Putin is ramping up his invasion force along with issuing ultimatums to the Ukraine military in the region around Crimea. This is what I've expected from this thug all along as he's an "old school" Communist and is hell bent on restoring Russia to it's borders prior to the country going bankrupt years ago, because of Communism BTW.

Those people in Ukraine must be allowed to decide for themselves how they want to be governed and It's pretty obvious at this point that the majority of them aren't interested in returning to the old Communist way of life. If I were them I'd start blowing up Russian oil pipelines that run across their country and see how the dicktater likes that.

Ennywho, here's some info on the latest "demands" made by the thug concerning the Ukrainian military.


Russia demands 2 Ukraine warships surrender
By DAVID McHUGH and DALTON BENNET, Associated Press
Mar. 3, 2014 11:47 AM ET

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised to create a new unity government which would rule until an early election no later than December.

But the proposal seemed to be a non-starter as diplomats met in Brussels, Kiev and Geneva and warnings about the dangers of Russia's military actions were issued from a host of European capitals.

On the ground, Russian troops controlled all Ukrainian border posts Monday in Crimea, as well as all military facilities and a key ferry terminal, cementing their stranglehold on the strategic Ukrainian peninsula.

They also demanded that the crew of two Ukrainian warships immediately surrender or be stormed and seized, according to Maksim Prauta, the Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman.

Four Russian navy ships in Sevastopol's harbor were blocking Ukraine's anti-submarine warship Ternopil and the command ship Slavutych, waiting for their answers, he said.

Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at U.N. meetings in Geneva, explained the reasoning behind Russia's military invasion of Crimea.

"This is a question of defending our citizens and compatriots, ensuring human rights, especially the right to life," he said.

There have been no reports, however, of any hostilities toward Russian-speakers in Ukraine during the country's four months of political upheaval.

Tension between Ukraine and Moscow rose sharply after President Viktor Yanukovych was pushed out by a protest movement made up of people who wanted closer ties with the European Union, more democracy and less corruption. Yanukovych fled to Russia last month after more than 80 demonstrators were killed — mostly by police — near Kiev's central square but insists he is still president.

In Kiev, Ukraine's new prime minister admitted his country had "no military options on the table" to reverse Russia's military move into its Crimea region, where Ukraine's military admitted that pro-Russian troops have surrounded or taken over "practically all" its military facilities.

While Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed Monday for outside help and insisted that Crimea still remained part of his country, European foreign ministers held an emergency meeting on a joint response to Russia's military move that could include economic sanctions. But there was no immediate response to the Russian statement, which would void the new government that Ukraine installed just last week.

"Any attempt of Russia to grab Crimea will have no success at all. Give us some time," Yatsenyuk said at a news conference with British Foreign Secretary William Hague in Kiev.

But he added that "for today" there were "no military options on the table." He said his country was "urgently" asking for economic and political support from other countries.

"Crisis diplomacy is not a weakness, but it is now more important than ever for us not to fall into the abyss of a military escalation," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in Brussels.

In the meantime, Russian forces were clearly in charge in Crimea, home to 2 million mostly Russian-speaking people and landlord for Russia's critical Black Sea Fleet at Sevastopol.

In addition to seizing barracks and border posts, troops also controlled a ferry terminal in the Ukrainian city of Kerch, just 20 kilometers (12 miles) across the water from Russia. That intensified fears in Kiev that Moscow will send even more troops into the peninsula via that route.

The soldiers at the terminal refused to identify themselves Monday, but they spoke Russian and their vehicles had Russian license plates.

Border guard spokesman Sergei Astakhov said the Russians were demanding that Ukrainian soldiers and guards transfer their allegiance to Crimea's new pro-Russian local government.

"The Russians are behaving very aggressively, they came in by breaking down doors, knocking out windows, cutting off every communication," he said.

He said four Russian military ships, 13 helicopters and 8 transport planes had arrived in Crimea in violation of agreements that permit Russian to keep its naval base at Sevastopol.

Now, fears in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev and beyond are that Russia might seek to expand its control by targeting and seizing other parts of Ukraine, especially in its pro-Russian east.

"The world cannot just allow this to happen," Hague said, but he ruled out any military action. "The U.K is not discussing military options. Our concentration is on diplomatic and economic pressure."

Ukraine is also struggling on the financial front. The treasury is almost empty and its currency is under pressure after years of running large deficits. The International Monetary Fund said a fact-finding mission would visit Ukraine starting Tuesday for 10 days. Ukraine has asked the IMF for rescue loans and says it needs $35 billion to pay its bills over the next two years.

Market reaction to the Russian invasion of Crimea was immediate Monday. In European trading, gold and oil rose while the euro and stock markets fell. The greatest impact was felt in Moscow, where the main RTS index was down 12 percent at 1,115 and the dollar spiked to an all-time high of 37 rubles.

Russia's central bank hiked its main interest rate 1.5 percentage points Monday to 7 percent, trying to stem financial outflows.

Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, was also big loser, its share price down 13 percent as investors worried about how it would get its gas to Europe if hostilities kept up, since much of it goes through Ukrainian pipelines.

Outrage over Russia's military moves has mounted in world capitals, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back from "an incredible act of aggression." Kerry is to travel to Ukraine on Tuesday.

Putin has rejected calls from the West, insisting that Russia has a right to protect its interests and those of Russian-speakers anywhere in Ukraine. His confidence is matched by the knowledge that Ukraine's 46 million people have divided loyalties — while much of western Ukraine wants closer ties with the 28-nation European Union, its eastern and southern regions like Crimea look to Russia for support and trade.

Faced with the Russian threat, Ukraine's new government has moved to consolidate its authority, naming new regional governors in the pro-Russia east, enlisting the support of the country's wealthy businessmen and dismissing the head of the country's navy after he declared allegiance to the pro-Russian government in Crimea.

NATO held an emergency meeting in Brussels and the U.S., France and Britain debated the possibility of boycotting the next Group of Eight economic summit, to be held in June in Sochi, the host of Russia's successful Winter Olympics.


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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:11 am 
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Well, in a typical tyrant/dicktater controlled "vote", 96% of Crimeans "supposedly" voted (no one actually knows how many voted?) to secede from the Ukraine and become part of Russia?? Kinda looks like one of those Communist N Korea votes doesn't it? I mean who ever saw percentages THAT high in any public referendum/election except in a Communist country? Probably bussed Russians into the area and they were the only ones allowed to vote?

So then USA president "stool sample" comes along with "sanctions" that are a complete and utter JOKE! I guess this is typical of someone with zero BALLS! I guess this is what the president meant when he was caught on an open mike stating "after my election I'll have more flexibility"? I guess he meant that he'd be bending over so he could take it from Putin in both ends!

And along that line, I'm able to receive Russia Today in English via a satellite located at 123w. I watch that STATE RUN "news" program some and to no surprise there is NO mention of the 60,000 RUSSIAN TROOPS ON THE GROUND THERE IN CRIMEA?? Even as bad as the news people are here in the USA I don't think something like this would go unreported. That and the protesters in Kiev were labeled by Russia Today as "mercenaries" brought in from other countries?? That's not what our news people reported as most were students and young people that lived around Kiev!! I guess this is what you get when Putin CONTROLS WHAT IS AND IS NOT REPORTED. You only get HIS side of the story!


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Here's the real story on Crimea. It's from a 1994 treaty which was signed by Russia, Ukraine, the USA and several other European countries regarding the borders of Ukraine. Under that treaty Ukraine agreed to give up the nuclear weapons that were in the country in exchange for guarantees from neighboring countries that their borders would be protected and honored.

So Putin/Russia are in violation of the treaty they signed and also in violation of international law.

Question is, what, if anything are the other signatories willing to do about this? Of course president "stool sample" won't be able to do much of anything since his balls are in the "Wookie's" purse and she probably won't let them out.


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