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  •  I don't think they had to worry about being (1+ / 0-)
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    crushed, to be honest. I think that's bluster from the Russian press.

    The Local Police certainly wouldn't have come down on the pro-Russian civilians, and the significantly ethnic Russian Ukrainian military wouldn't have cooperated either.

    That being said, I don't think that Crimea has a right to self determination without the Crimean Tatars, all of them, being given a say.

    And they're not going to ask the portion of the population which was forcibly exiled to Uzbekistan what they think of a Russian annexation of Crimea.

    As a peace deal, I would only support Crimean independence if it was coupled with a Tatar right of return.

    And I think that without that component, an independent Crimea is going to see ethnic conflict a la Dagestan/Chechnya.

    An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

    by OllieGarkey on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 02:20:38 PM PST

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