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  •  Good lord (7+ / 0-)

    "This is my chance to be my grandfather and fight the Communists."

    Are these people kidding?

    Two days ago a good chunk of people here were saying again and again that Ukraine was going to split and now that it's started everyone flips their shit.

    If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

    by AoT on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 12:42:47 PM PST

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    •  the Ukrainian-American community is probably (2+ / 0-)
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      no different than the Libyan-American community in terms of familial patriotism

      Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

      by annieli on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 12:45:12 PM PST

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      •  "fight the Communists." (2+ / 0-)
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        No one in Ukraine is this stupid. Except maybe the Fascists. Given that they've got the ministry of defense maybe the Brookings Institute is in good company.

        If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

        by AoT on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 12:53:24 PM PST

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        •  I wouldn't predict Crimea War II (2+ / 0-)
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          There is no British Empire, French Empire, Ottoman Empire, or Russian Empire.

          On the other hand, if Putin decides he wants all of Ukraine, it could get nasty. I'm sure when Yeltsin invaded Chechnya, he thought it would be a cake walk. In a three month period Russia lost about 2,000 tanks, more than during the Battle of Berlin in 1945.

          I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

          by Just Bob on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 02:47:26 PM PST

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          •  Putin is smarter than that (1+ / 0-)
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            If he sees the possibility of splitting Ukraine and having a Russian friendly half he'll take it. If not he'll take Crimea. And he can gin up an election to legitimize it at least as much as Bush was legitimately the president of the US.

            If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

            by AoT on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 02:54:09 PM PST

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