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  •  Putin will get what he wants in the end. (1+ / 0-)
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    Eternal Hope

    And the end is a lot nearer than a lot of people realize.

    Wouldn't surprise me if Ukraine disappears entirely into Russia.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 03:34:44 PM PDT

    •  That would not happen. (1+ / 0-)
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      That would trigger massive guerrilla warfare that would cost Russia trillions. There is the temptation to do so seeing that it would bring Russia to the border of Poland, but the people in the west would not stand for it.

      "The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression." - W.E.B. Du Bois Be informed. Fight the Police State.

      by Eternal Hope on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 03:48:19 PM PDT

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      •  Oh I agree... (1+ / 0-)
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        They will not take all of it, but I think, and it's just my opinion, that the Ukraine will eventually be carved up into 3 pieces:  Russian, Polish, and Slovakian parts.  Slovakia gets Ruthenia back lost in WWII, Poland gets it's Galician parts lost during WWII back, and Russia takes the rest.

    •  That's were most or all of it was when my dad (0+ / 0-)

      and his family fled from that area around 1918. They lived in...

      Kamianets-Podilskyi has been a multiethnic and multi-religious city with substantial Jewish and Armenian minorities. Under Soviet rule it became subject to severe persecutions, and many Poles were forcibly deported to Central Asia. Massacres such as the Vinnytsia massacre have taken place throughout the Podillya.

      Russia is just reverting to it's historical behavior.

      It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

      by auapplemac on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:08:36 AM PDT

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