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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Afghanistan and Iraq were just our thirst quenchers of oil, or access to more? BTW: granted the guy in the Ukraine was a jerk, but he WAS Democratically elected, and he was thrown out in an illegal coup, and Crimea did take a vote, even if we didn’t like it.

  2. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, 12 months ago

    @dtroutma

    90% of the vote in Crimea went for secession. Heck, normally you – literally – couldn’t get 90% of a population to agree if it’s daylight or dark at any given moment. Liking it or not doesn’ matter. The vote was a fraud and everyone knows it.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 12 months ago

    @Alabama_Al

    Fraud or not, it is a known fact that more than 70% of the people of the Crimea are Russians. So, the vote would have been overwhelmingly for amalgamation with the Russian Federation anyway. Remember the Russians had at least three very large military bases in a relatively small area there. So we should just drop our opposition at this time, and absolutely not re-engage the cold war over it. However, if Putin and the Russians were to do the same thing with the rest of the Ukraine (which does not seem to want amalgamation with the Russian Federation) then stronger methods of our displeasure might be worthwhile. But even then, it should be the EU that takes the lead, and not the US. For our own good we should stop trying to be the world’s policeman and concentrate upon our own problems which are certainly enough to keep us occupied anyway

  4. Meh~thodology

    Meh~thodology said, 12 months ago

    “I don’t want war! All I want is peace…peace…peace…!
    A little piece of Poland,
    A little piece of France,
    A little piece of Austria
    And Hungary, perchance!
    A little slice of Turkey
    And all that that entails,
    And then a bit of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales!”
    —-Mel Brooks
    “To Be Or Not To Be”

  5. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Sorry…who’s the diner?

  6. johnmeister

    johnmeister said, 12 months ago

    “Crimea avoided the yes/no dichotomy traditionally favoured by referendum organisers, and offered instead two options: Do you want to join Russia? Or do you want to make Crimea independent, by returning to the (abortive) constitution of 1992?

    Since there is no sign that anyone in Crimea wants to be independent, that is actually one option, with no way of voting against it. The ballot boxes are transparent, and I have seen hundreds of ballot papers. All but one was marked in favor of Russia (in the one exception, the voter accidentally ticked both boxes). Had the voters been given the chance of voting to stay in Ukraine, there was a risk they might have chosen it. The phrasing of the question is crucial"
    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117044/crimean-referendum-join-russia-was-unconstitutional-sham

  7. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 12 months ago

    @Alabama_Al

    like in philly in 2012, when the polls guarded by the black panthers were unanimous for obama?

  8. Kot_begemot

    Kot_begemot said, 12 months ago

    @johnmeister

    The guy who wrote this simply cannot read Russian. First question was ’Do you want to join Russia?" that is correct. But the second question was “Do you want to return to constitution of 1992 AND remain in Ukraine”. People clearly chose Russia.

  9. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, 12 months ago

    Would you like a Crimea thin mint?
    I couldn’t eat another bite!
    It is wafer thin.
    Alright!

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