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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    Crimea is made up of 80% ethnic Russians so of course they want to be part of Russia again.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    It’s only a problem if that becomes an iron fist…
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    Oh, Night Gaunt, it is about 59% ethnic Russian, 25% Ukranian, and the remainder mostly Tartars. So, the 95% vote to join Russia is clearly a fraud.

  3. CARAPORAM

    CARAPORAM said, 7 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    You’re kidding yourself if you think all Russians want to be part of a Russia with a dictatorship similar to the one they got rid off in the 90’s.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    The Crimea simply has more ties to Russia than Europe. The rest of the Ukraine has a mix, but little noted here are the fact that three of the factions on the right in Ukraine make “TEA partiers” seem like left-wing radicals…


    Was “shock and awe” administered with a velvet glove by a country with close physical boundaries, and cultural affinity with Iraq? Just wondering.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    They get a bigger pension/welfare payment from Russia than they did from the Ukraine.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @Enoki

    Oh Enoki, not on the side that abuts Russia. There 80% or more of them are ethnic Russians.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 7 months ago

    Independence right!

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 7 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Your right just because the Soviet Union moved them in and deported thousands of Ukrainians out to Siberia, Putin has every right to take it by force.

  9. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 7 months ago

    The Ukraine just had a coup that installed a neo-Nazi regime. It’s quite possible that the Crimeans genuinely find Russia more appealing.

  10. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    ‘Lest we forget’…is possibly the theme here. There are many of those who have forgotten Hitler’s acquisition of the countries that ‘opted’ to join Germany pre-WW II.

  11. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    It isn’t any of our business if the Crimean people have made what is, in our opinion, a stupid choice. It is their choice to make. That’s how Democracy works. If it turns out to be a really bad choice, let them figure out what to do about it. They are not children, and America is not their parent.

  12. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 7 months ago

    “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” —-Abraham Lincoln (The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Third Edition). ;)

  13. Kot_begemot

    Kot_begemot said, 7 months ago

    Actually nobody in Crimea voted for independence. It was not even on the ballot! The choice was between joining Russia or remaining in Ukraine with greater autonomous rights. And majority voted for joining Russia. Yes, Crimea did declare independence right after the vote, but it is only a technical loophole to join Russia without been annexed by force.

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