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BREAKING: Russia Takes Ukrainian Military Base, Gives It Back

March 7th, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Earlier today, the AP and Reuters reported that Russian forces rammed the gates of the Ukrainian military base near Sebastopol, which they have been holding under siege:

The two sides were reportedly in the middle of negotiating the Ukraninian soldiers’ terms of surrender, when the pro-Russian Crimean militia started assaulting the journalists who were reporting from the area.

According to early reports, members of a pro-Russia militia used a truck to break though the gate of the base. The truck got stuck at the gate, and Russia soldiers climbed over it. Some 70 Ukrainian troops were said to still be holding out in the bunkers. Russians troops who broke through the perimeter demanded the Ukrainian soldiers surrender.

Dangerous escalation, leading inexorably to a military showdown? It appears Putin is simply outsmarting Western intelligence — and certainly Western leadership — with the gambit, causing a global ruckus and perhaps eliciting further concessions. Because moments ago, Russia pulled away:

Putin, rather elegantly, is keeping the chattering Western diplomatic corps on its heels. He understands the American administration and the fractured, economically hamstrung European Union well enough to know he has a hell of a lot of rope to play with before comparable arms show up.

Even then, he knows the opposition will remain fractured as long as he doesn’t take a step drastic enough to offend Western sensibilities. And remember, chemical weapons can no longer can be considered outside of those sensibilities, thanks to last year’s Western humiliation in Syria.

The West lacks the moral coherency of the Reagan/Thatcher/Pope John Paul/Lech Walesa era of Western leadership. Such coherency is the only thing that could ever prevent Putin, or anyone like him, from batting around the free world and it’s penumbra like a chew toy.

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Russia is sending itself to hell. It won't take real long for it to get there.

Of course there are some right-wing Ukrainian speakers opposing Russian domination of the Ukraine. That's because almost all Ukrainian speakers are opposing Russian domination of the Ukraine. In the meantime, no Russian who hasn't gotten their--as the Stones song puts it, fair share of abuse--opposing Putin can complain about anyone else's fascism.

If Russia rejects the West's classical liberalism- it deserves into oblivion into which it will fade.
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Putin plays Obama like a bad mitton bird. Nuff said. We have an idiot in the WH. God help us.
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That would be a good lead for Obama to follow. He took our liberties and he should give them back.
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Can't mess with Obama's vacations or paychecks.
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Developments in the Gulf and Ukraine suggest that the alliances an upcoming conflict have hardened. On one side are the Qatari-backed Muslim Brotherhood, and their offshoot militia al Qaeda. Their historical ties to the Nazi Party of Germany are undeniable, and are only made most obvious in a cursory examination of the life and actions of the evil Haj Amin al Husseini, who was just about as inept and a backer of the losing side to be enough of a political disaster as can possibly be imagined.
http://nyyrc.com/blog/2014/03/iron-tent-curtain-falls/
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Its time to pull out the ultimate Obama-style weapon. Inform the Russians that they are to leave the Ukraine immediately or they won't be invited to Mr. Obama's birthday party.

Its drastic, I know, but it should do the trick.
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The moral coherency of the Reagan/Thatcher/Pope John Paul/Lech Walesa era was killed in Kosovo and buried in Libya.
Now we have only moral posturing.
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Doesn't seem like much of a military operation. One truck rammed the gate but got stuck so the clowns had to clamber out.
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Doesn't matter. What matters is they did it and there were no consequences.
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Playing with a ball of yarn.

The One World Socialists want to pitch global warming and Big Gulp nannyisms.

China, Iran and Russia want to play mixed martial arts with The Pajama Boys.

There is a cognitive disconnect between the Pajama Party formerly known as Democrats and their idolized, lionized, "reset" partners. It is not mere dissonance. They simply don't understand the tune, but they are going to keep paying the piper.

In the South China Sea, in Georgia, Crimea and Syria.

And domino, oh domino...here we go.

The small c communists can get their Pajama Party act to play in Wishy Washy Western Society. But all their masks they wear to hide their One World Socialism were invented by their large c idols.

So, the masters just chuckle and sneer at the clumsy and amateurish pupils. Much tougher audience when they know all the tricks in advance. Runaway leftism has collapsed Europe.

The Obama/Soros/Ayers cabal has buckled America's knees. No policeman to stop the axis of evil and a complete radical leftist/radical Islam infiltration into every nook and cranny of our government, security, military apparatus.

Not a pleasant scenario to contemplate. We are in a pincer maneuver and there are traitors on all four sides.

Ugly. Putin isn't our biggest problem. Treason is.
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We could show them up by giving Guantanamo back to Cuba.
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This is where picking up where Sergei Magnitsky left off, needs to be done.

Take a look at Sergei's law over at facebook.
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