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Things just got real in Ukraine
« on: February 28, 2014, 06:56:15 am »
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-02-28/ukraine-minister-russias-control-of-airports-is-armed-invasion/
http://www.itv.com/news/2014-02-28/group-of-military-helicopters-seen-flying-towards-crimean-seized-military-airport/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26379722


Unkown people with Russian accents, wearing Russian Uniforms (without tags or flag symbols) and armed with Russian guns have taken over two airports and some goverment buildings in Ukraine. Meanwhile 11 Russian military helicopters have been seen in Ukraine heading towards one of those airports.

I'm suprised that no guns have been fired yet (at least I haven't heard such reports) maybe Ukrainian goverment is too afraid to resist? I mean, if this turns into a war they are outgunned. Or maybe the internal strife is making them hesitate, after all the eastern parts of Ukraine support Russia and want them to take over.
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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 08:48:00 am »
Wonder how Putin's gonna try to spin this.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2014, 09:27:36 am by Ultimate Paragon »

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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 09:24:29 am »
I'm actually following a website from a woman from the Ukraine about the uprisings occurring in her country.  Yes, this is the same lady that gave us the "Motorcycle though the Chernobyl exclusion zone" story that was later proven to be false, but her commentary on the Orange Revolution in 2004 and the uprisings now seem to be commented straight.

Yes, it's the Slashdot legend, Elena Filatova.

Also, the ousted president of Ukraine has just resurfaced in a luxury hotel in Moscow claiming he is still the president of Ukraine.  Crimea is generally a pro-Russian territory of Ukraine, but it's still a part of Ukraine.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2014, 09:26:06 am by Kat S. »

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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 11:33:43 am »
Wonder how Putin's gonna try to spin this.

"Internal matter."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26386946

The Ukrainian deposed president is at Russia and refuses to accept being deposed. Instead he claims to be still the ruler of Ukraine and claims that the parliament is illegimate.

Well, it has been a few years since we had a war in europe anyway.
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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 11:55:48 am »
I wish Putin would just be struck by lightning or swallowed up in a sinkhole. That would be "an act of God" I could get behind. Come to think of it, he should come visit Orlando! This is the lightning capital of the world, and we got sinkholes cropping up all the time.
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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 04:07:48 pm »
It's Ukraine. It tends to cycle between independence and annexation by Russia. If anything, I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner.

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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 05:00:28 pm »
Well, I'm sure this will all end well.

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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 05:03:39 pm »
I'm reminded back to the Beijing Olympics when Russia pulled something similar off.
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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 06:02:45 pm »
I believe that no geographical area should be without its own shit storm.
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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 12:40:00 am »
You know what would be good now? US escalation.
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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 12:45:02 am »
Yes, brilliant idea. Let's stick yet another dick in the beehive. What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 12:59:46 am »
Well, I'm sure this will all end well.

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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 08:30:55 am »
So Russia wins the Olympics through some fishy means and Putin thinks he can just annex the Ukraine?

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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 08:36:06 am »
First, the Olympics...then, THE WORLD!
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Re: Things just got real in Ukraine
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2014, 09:21:33 am »
The Duma has officially asked Putin to take control of the Ukraine situation and Putin is asking permission to use the Russian military to do so.

Which is probably just PR show since Russia already has a law that allows the president to use the military in situations like this. Which is what he did with the Georgia situation.
No matter what happens, no matter what my last words may end up being, I want everyone to claim that they were:
"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."
Aww, you guys rock. :)  I feel the love... and the pitchforks and torches.  Tingly!