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Crisis in the Ukraine

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NoOneLikesUs, Feb 28, 2014.

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  1. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member


    Russian soldiers are clearly in Crimea. Ukraine officials are calling it an invasion.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The Russian Black Sea Fleet is based in Crimea, so yes Russian soldiers
    are in Crimea.

    Hard for the U.S. to say anything since our soldiers show up in random places
    around the globe.

    Amazing, this whole story is playing our like Tom Clancy's final novel that was published
    in the fall - Command Authority
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Funny how this flared up almost the day the Olympic flame was snuffed out, isn't it?

    Ukraine has no military alliances, so they're a cupcake for the taking by Putin. The kid gloves are coming off, and if Putin shows designs on the Baltics, here we go.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Ukraine has no military alliances, but since all the pipelines through which Russia supplies natural gas to European Union countries run through it, it has a large body of nations with a vested interest in preventing conflict there and maintaining its sovereignty. Also, I believe it may have some guarantees for its giving up the nukes stationed there after the Soviet Union collapsed.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Putin exerting authority over the Ukraine during the Olympics reminded me of Michael Corleone taking out the heads of the rival families while he's at the Baptism.

    It didn't go as planed, but the guy is ruthless.
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    This is a reprisal of what happened in Estonia.
  7. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Putin is an ex-KGB fuck who wants to reinstate the Supreme Soviet.
    The fact that Russian troops are there is what it is. The fact that Russian troops are there with no insignia harkens back 100 years.

    As for military action in the Crimea:

    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.
    "Forward the Light Brigade!
    Charge for the guns!" he said.
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    World War III is not going to start over freaking Ukraine. But this smacks mightily of you-know-who remilitarizing the Rheinland in 1936. It's a step toward future conflict.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    First heard the news on NPR on the way home from work today, and immediately started reciting exactly this. Great minds, blah blah
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If it had been the Heavy Brigade, they'd have kicked some ass.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    made me think of this recital of COTLB

  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    That was bloody outstanding. But water will not snuff out a modern pyrotechnic. I have experience.
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