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Old 02-19-2014, 08:14 PM  
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Anyone Following The Protests In The Ukraine?

I've been seeing some impressive pics of protests in Kiev.


Protests against new anti-democratic laws in Ukraine are increasing in intensity, with four citizens reported dead. As you can see in these extraordinary images by Ilya Varlamov, the demonstrators are using rockets made with fireworks. They look like scenes from some science-fiction movie about urban warfare.

The latest reports talk about at least four people killed and hundreds injured by the police. After the massive protests against the government's rejection against the European Union in favor of an alliance with the former Russian oppressors, Kiev officials announced new repressive laws limiting the people's right to protest. These urban battles are the people's reaction to those laws.

Ukraine was a former Soviet Republic, created after a civil war between pro-communist and the Ukrainian People's Republic armies at the beginning of the 20th century, right after the fall of the Russian Empire. The communists won, and the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was established. In theory, it was an independent state, but in fact—like all republics in the USSR and satellite countries—it was under a tight control by the Kremlin.

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Old 03-18-2014, 03:15 PM   #1711
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Jesus, you were doing ok with your other post then you had to regress to being an idiot again. You just can't help yourself can you?

I made it very clear from the onset what the purpose of sanctions was.. do you remember? It was never about taking people's money it was about stopping them from enjoying the use of it in the West. Freezing/seizing any known assets does exactly that... who cares about the money they hide or squirrel away back in Russia or some other backwater shithole. The point is to make it so they can't sail their yacht around the Greek islands then over to their Italian vacation home. Or pop over to their London apartment for the week. No one in Russia wants to go back to the time when your only choices for vacations was Crimea or Cuba.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:17 PM   #1712
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:18 PM   #1713
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I'm not sure what you're talking about here. Did I think that Putin would violate the sovereignty of Ukraine to protect "Russians." Sure, he's done it before and he'll likely do it again.
Good, then you'll drop the whole "cheater cheater pumpkin eater!" argument and move on to reality. Instead of re-hashing why the coup in Kiev was actually legitimate and how rules need to now be enforced.


Jeebus, you sound like John Kerry. You should hear yourself.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:21 PM   #1714
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Good, then you'll drop the whole "cheater cheater pumpkin eater!" argument and move on to reality. Instead of re-hashing why the coup in Kiev was actually legitimate and how rules need to now be enforced.


Jeebus, you sound like John Kerry. You should hear yourself.
He sure does. He's no conservative--that we know.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:22 PM   #1715
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Sure, he's done it before and he'll likely do it again.
So won't our current crop of leaders in D.C. too. You goddamn hypocrite.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:23 PM   #1716
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Good, then you'll drop the whole "cheater cheater pumpkin eater!" argument and move on to reality. Instead of re-hashing why the coup in Kiev was actually legitimate and how rules need to now be enforced.


Jeebus, you sound like John Kerry. You should hear yourself.
I just find it really interesting that you and others seem to not give two shits about Russia violating the Budapest Memorandum.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:23 PM   #1717
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So won't our current crop of leaders in D.C. too. You goddamn hypocrite.
Put me back on fake ignore, **** face. Now.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:24 PM   #1718
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Wow! Donger you're all over belligerent rhetoric and posturing like a flies are to dog shit on the ground. At least I work to keep my country out of escalating trouble.
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Put me back on fake ignore, **** face. Now.
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You know how I know you didn't read the article?
You really are dense. You think somehow these 21 people who have been sanctioned are going to be able to enjoy the West. Let's pretend one of them has a secret Putin-esque Spanish villa. Please tell me how they are going to enjoy it?

You're an idiot if you think these sanctions aren't a serious pain in the ass for a guy like Medvedchuck. Yes he may have twisted corporate holding in Europe or the US that are hard to freeze... but who the **** cares? I certainly don't. It's irrelevant.
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Wow! Donger you're all over belligerent rhetoric and posturing like a flies are to dog shit on the ground. At least I work to keep my country out of escalating trouble.
Did you just threaten me with a nuclear exchange?

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You know that dumb bitch has no will power.
Hey, she wants the Donger. What can I say?
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:33 PM   #1723
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Hey, she wants the Donger. What can I say?
I think she wants you to talk about the Budapest Memorandum. Again. Because we cannot get enough. I would say you're a broken record but at least they skip a beat once in a while.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:36 PM   #1724
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I think she wants you to talk about the Budapest Memorandum. Again. Because we cannot get enough. I would say you're a broken record but at least they skip a beat once in a while.
No, I don't think she does, because she ran away when I asked her how we violated it, as usual.

Do you not think that diplomacy is important, and such agreements and treaties are a rather vital component of modern, civilized behavior?
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No, I don't think she does, because she ran away when I asked her how we violated it, as usual.

Do you not think that diplomacy is important, and such agreements and treaties are a rather vital component of modern, civilized behavior?
I already agreed with you that violent coups that depose elected leaders are uncivilized.
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