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Robert Gates On Crimea: 'I Do Not Believe That Crimea Will Slip Out Of Russia's Hand'

Robert Gates On Crimea: 'I Do Not Believe That Crimea Will Slip Out Of Russia's Hand'

Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 00:09:45 in Politics

“Unlikely. Putin controls the media in Russia. he will blame every bruised knee on western interference.
its a tried and true tactic by every dictator on the planet. blame somebody else. and advertise it on every channel. every day, in every angle. After a while, people believe it.
Fox news by the way is an excellent example of how one man, owning one news station, can have a major influence. And that's in a free country with competing views. image if fox news was all alone..”

steblawar on Mar 10, 2014 at 07:17:39

“There are alternatives in Russia (it's not quite as bad as in the old USSR), but it is dangerous to be with them or especially criticize Putin. Fox news a good example of why having free press is important ... even MSNBC has a value in that regard. The concept of a "point of view" is the view from a given angle.”
Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 22:08:24 in World

“i could not agree more.”
Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 22:06:42 in World

“cannot lie and distort the truth? of course you can. Look at North Korea. They are a perfect example, and have been going strong for 60 years on that very concept. Belarus. And increasingly russia.”
Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 22:05:09 in World

“there will be no 'free elections" in crimea. those days are over.”
Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 22:04:01 in World

“it wasnt unipolar. (CHINA) china has been busy rewriting histories, and borders in a slow creap to make asia "chinese controled territories."”
Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 22:02:23 in World

“Crimae is already gone. look at the facts on the ground. Navy blockaded. bases surrounded. Governmental insitutions taken over. Airwaves overtaken. Russia has taken Crimea with almost no shooting. and will strengthen its grip day by day.”

Ralph Boyd on Mar 9, 2014 at 01:05:04

“Sounds like Iraq 2004. That didn't last long.”
Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 21:59:51 in World

“Snowden was a minor blip. Look at Georga. Syria. Iran. Russia's spike in defence spending. Look at what going on along russian borders.”
Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Russia Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea

Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 21:56:45 in World

“Putin is obviously reconstituting the old Soviet Unions land, calling it his 'sphere of influence' bordering Russia. Call it what you will, he is closing borders, controlling the airwaves, repressing free speech, controlling the message. An attempted retaking of Crimea by a disorganized Ukraine military is impossible. In my opinion, the ONLY way to dislodge the Russians would be a massive landing of joint EU forces wearing blue helmets, unblocking of ports, backed by US sea and airpower, into Crimea. Along with overwhelming defensive force securing Ukraine proper from further Russian invasion of eastern regions. The alternative is giving up Crimea, and huge influx of funds to turn around Ukraine's economy, political, industrial, and governmental structure based on the EU system in order to hold russia back from further invasion. The cold war is back. And there is no getting around it. Putin has decided to advance a new Russian Empire.”

definitelymaybe on Mar 8, 2014 at 22:36:29

“aaaand you don't care what the Crimean people think, 70% of whom are Russian.”
Obama To Putin: Russia Action Violates Ukraine's Sovereignty

Obama To Putin: Russia Action Violates Ukraine's Sovereignty

Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 09:54:34 in Politics

“ive not heard of any french, brittish or german forces moving towards Ukraine”
Obama To Putin: Russia Action Violates Ukraine's Sovereignty

Obama To Putin: Russia Action Violates Ukraine's Sovereignty

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 22:29:07 in Politics

“US Aircraft and ships moving into the region now, for "exercises" with allias. Where are the EU assets? The US needs to be backing the EU moves. not leading them. It will feed into russian paranoia and propaganda.”

MerthinBuff on Mar 6, 2014 at 23:08:26

“Christopher, uhmmmmmmm eerrrrrrr since the EU is already there, why would they need to move forces there, the US on the other hand since its not in Europe needs to move forces there.”
Darrell Issa Holds Absurd IRS Hearing In Which He Is The Only One Allowed To Speak

Darrell Issa Holds Absurd IRS Hearing In Which He Is The Only One Allowed To Speak

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 22:46:28 in Politics

“i watched the whole segment. Issa has no shame. What an embarrasment. He needs to be removed.”
Russia Rejects Demands To Leave Crimea

Russia Rejects Demands To Leave Crimea

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 21:16:39 in World

“no. it will be like Belarus.”
Russia Rejects Demands To Leave Crimea

Russia Rejects Demands To Leave Crimea

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 21:12:18 in World

“Its time for French, German, UK, and any other country in Eurpope ships to start arriving in crimea, under invitation of the Ukrainian gov. Planes, helecopters, to start arriving in Ukrainian airports. Food drops from french helecopters to Ukrainian bases in Crimea. Blue helmets arriving in mass. Swiss, Dutch, all the countries that were taken over by the germans in ww2. Saying, we will not alow history to repeat itself. And unlike last time, (Georga) we are not just going to sit here fretting and let it happen. We have seen this movie before. Are we going to stand up for the freedom and the treaties we have signed with Ukraine. or not.”

somepeoplecallmethestig on Mar 5, 2014 at 21:24:19

“Look to the President you will understand quickly the answer is Not.”

americanalien on Mar 5, 2014 at 21:17:50

“I don't remember you expressing such urgency for the Iraqi people when your country illegally invaded their country.”
What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 23:48:28 in World

“1994 Budapest Memorandum and the Helsinki Final Act”
What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 22:56:14 in World

“yes and no. Nato is US lead, but contains most of western Europe. The US has protection treaties all troughout Europe. Designed to avoid another ww2. And asia too by the way. I live under the protection of the US Navy here in south korea right now. and i can tell you from experience. Its a wonderful thing to have the US protecting our freedom here. Very greatful.”
What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 22:52:48 in World

“i agree. but war now between large powers doesnt have to mean actual military confrontation. it just has to look like its going that way for the financial world to react. Ive spent all morning in finance meeting and im telling you, the economic pressure that could befall russia if the market thinks there is war coming between russia and Europe would be absolutly devistating. And econmic blockade of russia would be far reaching and immediate. Flow of capital. Trade. Goods and services. Trilions of dollars taking flight.”
What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 22:46:03 in World

“You just dont get it. Stop equating Veitnam, Iraq and afghanistan to a country that gave up thier nukes on the condition that we would protect thier borders. Massing EU (french, german, UK) forces in the black sea backed by the U navy (they are already on thier way. GW battle group) is very far from actually firing a shot at anyone. Imagine.....all the news stations are reporting on a huge western european force on its way to Ukraine. what would the russion economy look like even before they got there. Putin knows that if french and UK troops land in Crimea, they game of anexing it is over. becasue if the peacekeeping troops, invited by the Ukrainian gov in kiev are fired apon, if one British or french or german soldure is hit by a russian bullet, for what ever reason, it would be ALL OVER THE NEWS. You would see and exodus of money out of russia that would be unpresidented. The EU soldures wouldnt even have to fire back. The wold world would be un an uproar. Putin knows this.”
What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 22:35:24 in World

“The USA and UK have a protection treaty with Ukraine. Hello!”

Brusensky on Mar 4, 2014 at 23:07:30

“No they do not… hello”
What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 22:34:00 in World

“The USA, would not invade mexico!”
What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 22:32:09 in World

“assist who?”

Jeff Tenenbaum on Mar 4, 2014 at 23:17:52

“Russia. I understand that war and violence are necessary at times, but the tensions between us and Russia have never been necessary. We could have tackled space travel together and accomplished much more, much faster. We could have worked together on nuclear fusion also, and likely to the same end. But instead we both thumped our chests while the world warily looked on and postured/braced themselves. It's despicable behavior all around.

This time though, it seems like Putin is making us look like hypocrites. There's really no other way to put it. How we condemn what he's doing while condoning our own actions? We either need to man up and say we've done wrong and we'll cease that behavior (provided multiple countries agree to the same) or we're gonna slide down a slippery slope and very possibly not find any footholds.”
What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

What Putin's Tough Talk On Ukraine Says About Him And Crisis

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 22:30:22 in World

“I agree. And what if Ukraine had kept its nukes instead of bargaining them away? Would puting have invaded knowing Ukraine could launch on Russia? That surely would have changed his calculation. Im saying this just because other border nations must be asking that question today.”
Dove Pulls Ad Calling New Jersey 'The Armpit Of America'

Dove Pulls Ad Calling New Jersey 'The Armpit Of America'

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 22:25:50 in Business

“how on earth did that not end up on the cutting room floor?”

standup11 on Mar 5, 2014 at 12:35:38

“Do you watch much teevee? Many companies believe humor is what gets people to purchase their stuff. Far too many ridiculous ads on teevee, I guess Unilever thought a ridiculous billboard would be Ok.”
Jang Song-thaek's Aides Executed With Antiaircraft Machine Guns: Report

Jang Song-thaek's Aides Executed With Antiaircraft Machine Guns: Report

Commented Dec 25, 2013 at 04:31:37 in World

“this is not a tv drama however. Civil war inside the north? millions of hungry desperate refugees heading both south and north? Stock markets in asia would implode. you would see and exodus of people and capital fleeing South Korea. The US and its allies (South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, The Philippines, (possibly even Vietnam) siding against chinese expansion in the region, one small miscalculation from one side or another, escalation, things could get real ugly real fast.”
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