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    Well Russia just annexed Crimea

    Interesting stuff. Hardly a week after the Olympics are done and Russie invades a country practically within view of Sochi.

    Hard to fight off an invasion when you're not even sure who is in charge of your country! Not to mention about to go bankrupt.

    I'm not sure what Putins end game is here. He will likely not be pushed out of Crimea by force, but there will be sanctions up the ass for this and he can kiss all his gas contracts with Europe goodbye.

    I think he will end up claiming that Crimea suceded (sp?) from the Ukraine by choice (and Putin knows a thing or two about free elections!) and then he will set up a puppet regime there. Not exactly sure why though....
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    Why? Because he can. Putin loves waving his dick around on the international stage.
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    Strategically it guarantees his control of Russia's warm water port. Even though there is an existing treaty, the Ukranians could have possibly revisited the issue. It also reduces the Ukrane's access to the West and gives Putin the ability to put more pressure on this country. On the downside, it means that there are fewer Russian voters inside the Ukrane so it's slightly more difficult to disrupt elections.

    If the Ukranians attempt to eject the Russians from the Crimea, then Putin can use that as an excuse for war, if he desires. Alternatively he could hold the territory hostage for some sort of political arrangement.

    From a ruthless power politic point of view I don't think there is a downside for Putin.
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    Is that the only rusian port on the black sea? Its makes more sense if it is.

    The execution was flawless so far. Reminiscent of how they invaded kabul via commercial jetliners.
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    By Lord Tennyson
    The Charge of the Light Brigade
    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.

    'Forward, the Light Brigade!'
    Was there a man dismay'd?
    Not tho' the soldiers knew
      Some one had blunder'd:
    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die:
    Into the valley of Death
      Rode the six hundred.

    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them
      Volley'd and thunder'd;
    Storm'd at with shot and shell,
    Boldly they rode and well,
    Into the jaws of Death,
    Into the mouth of Hell
      Rode the six hundred.

    Flash'd all their sabres bare,
    Flash'd as they turned in air
    Sabring the gunners there,
    Charging an army while
      All the world wonder'd:
    Plunged in the battery-smoke
    Right thro' the line they broke;
    Cossack and Russian
    Reel'd from the sabre-stroke
    Shatter'd and sunder'd.
    Then they rode back, but not
    Not the six hundred.

    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon behind them
      Volley'd and thunder'd;
    Storm'd at with shot and shell,
    While horse and hero fell,
    They that had fought so well
    Came thro' the jaws of Death,
    Back from the mouth of Hell,
    All that was left of them,
      Left of six hundred.

    When can their glory fade?
    O the wild charge they made!
      All the world wonder'd.
    Honour the charge they made!
    Honour the Light Brigade,
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    Quote Originally Posted by elipson View Post
    Interesting stuff. Hardly a week after the Olympics are done and Russie invades a country practically within view of Sochi.

    Hard to fight off an invasion when you're not even sure who is in charge of your country! Not to mention about to go bankrupt.

    I'm not sure what Putins end game is here. He will likely not be pushed out of Crimea by force, but there will be sanctions up the ass for this and he can kiss all his gas contracts with Europe goodbye.

    I think he will end up claiming that Crimea suceded (sp?) from the Ukraine by choice (and Putin knows a thing or two about free elections!) and then he will set up a puppet regime there. Not exactly sure why though....
    Have you a link to these reports

    My news feed is just talking about possible invasion/annexation
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    Well, Crimeans being scared of the 'democratic' Svoboda guys, and knowing how fast western democracies react to ethnic cleansings, makes calling Putin for help a sensible option.
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    Ha! U think putin is there because he is worried about the crimeans???
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    Crimeans are the ones worried. Seeing this kind of people as the new 'democratic' government is a bit scary, don't you think?

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    Putin is there for profit.
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