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  1. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 2 years ago

    I suspect Putin will get his way and, for a while at least, make Crimea a model area. This will be bait for other areas formerly under Soviet influence to return, also. The bear trap concept will take an opposite meaning from usual.
    There are so many different nationalities and cultures at odds in that area of the world that this divide and conquer strategy is bound to work to Russia’s advantage. Once again, the West is left blinking at such political audacity.

  2. cognac

    cognac said, over 2 years ago

    The absentee ballots were counted a while ago.

  3. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, over 2 years ago

    A place where the NEAR dead vote.

  4. gammaguy

    gammaguy said, over 2 years ago

    Anybody remember Chechnya?

    Tit for tat. Why isn’t Putin — or to be more formal, the Russian Government — demanding a secession referendum there?

    Why aren’t we?

  5. randolini

    randolini GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Wow, who knew. Putin is just like the Koch brothers.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 2 years ago

    Putin: Thug Life.

  7. janba

    janba said, over 2 years ago

    This might not have happened had the US not broken the gentleman’s agreement it made with the Soviet Union at the time of the Soviet breakup. The US promised Gorbachev that there would be no NATO bases on Russia’s borders. That promise was soon to be broken as NATO bases were placed in Poland, Estonia and Latvia. Ukraine was undoubtedly next on the list. One could also ask about the hand that the US played in the coup against Ukraine’s elected government. During the demonstrations deputy under secretary of state Victoria Nuland was in Ukraine praising the demonstrators and handing out cookies. She was overheard saying that the US preferred a man she referred to as Yats to be the new leader of Ukraine. Right now “Yats” is the leader. The US, throught the National Endowment for Democracy, had poured millions into Ukraine. Can anyone imagine the reaction in this US had a foreign country poured millions to change our government while at the same time putting military bases on our borders? Not hard to imagine the reaction.

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