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  •  Putin will put Crimea under defacto Russian (4+ / 0-)
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    ferg, fcvaguy, bananapouch1, SaoMagnifico

    control. The locals want it and there is nothing the world can do to stop this from happening. Yanukovich will resume his presidency of a rump state.

    To any NSA contractor reading this; FU

    by Himself on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 02:51:01 PM PST

    •  Actually, sounds like... (1+ / 0-)
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      The Duma may approve a draft law to allow Russia to annex Crimea. Might require a show vote of Crimeans to join Russia, but it would circumvent the "requirement" that the Ukrainian government sign off on it. (It's not hard to envision Russia deciding to use this new law to "formally" scoop up South Ossetia and Abkhazia while it's at it, too.)

      Pragmatic progressive. Oregonian, Cascadian, and American. Keeper of the DKE glossary.

      by SaoMagnifico on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 04:58:57 PM PST

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