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  •  If the majority of the people in the Crimea (2+ / 0-)
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    don't want to be part of the Ukraine, is it wrong to support their desire for independence or annexation by Russia?

    By what criteria do you determine which mobs demanding independence deserve to be viewed as heroic?

    Welcome to the Whole Foods of the blogosphere.

    by JesseCW on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 04:53:03 PM PST

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    •  Even assuming that's true (0+ / 0-)

      that in no way justifies what Russia is doing. Nor for that matter are Russia's actions appropriate to that course.

      Der Weg ist das Ziel

      by duhban on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 04:58:17 PM PST

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    •  9 out of 10 Confederates Agree! (0+ / 0-)

      How can you decide what a majority of Ukranians want when you've got Russian troops in the country.

      •  Yes. Ethnic Russians being frightened (0+ / 0-)

        of a Government that just stripped their language of official status and stripped their territory of autonomous status within 48 hours of taking power are just precisely like a bunch of assholes who wanted to keep enslaving four million people.

        That's a very apt comparison.  Thank you.

        Welcome to the Whole Foods of the blogosphere.

        by JesseCW on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 12:01:06 AM PST

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    •  Hate to go Godwin, but the majority in the (0+ / 0-)

      Sudetenland were of German descent and favored Hitler taking over.

      That said, if the majority of Crimeans want to join Russia, I wouldn't lose sleep over it.  Still don't see how it justifies Putin's invasion, but then again, acting as apologist for Putin seems to be all the rage on the extreme left of the US these days. :(

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