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Offline happyg

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CNN reporter Diana Magnay bravely confronted some of the masked gunmen who are now patrolling the streets in Crimea, Ukraine. While officials in the country claim it is a Russian “occupation,” the men bear no insignia on their uniforms and their vehicles have no plates.

“Can we ask you guys where you’re from?” Magnay asks with the help of a translator. “[Are] you from Russia?”

The only response she got was silence.

Magnay reports that not even locals have been able to confirm that the gunmen are indeed Russians.

Watch the video at link.

The armed men, who have been described as Russian troops, took control of key airports in Crimea on Friday and Russian transport planes flew into the strategic region, Ukrainian officials said, an ominous sign of the Kremlin’s iron hand in Ukraine.

President Barack Obama bluntly warned Moscow “there will be costs” if it intervenes militarily.

The sudden arrival of men in military uniforms patrolling key strategic facilities prompted Ukraine to accuse Russia of a “military invasion and occupation” – a claim that brought an alarming new dimension to the crisis.

In a hastily arranged statement delivered from the White House, Obama called on Russia to respect the independence and territory of Ukraine and not try to take advantage of its neighbor, which is undergoing political upheaval.

“Any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing,” Obama said.

Such action by Russia would not serve the interests of the Ukrainian people, Russia or Europe, Obama said, and would represent a “profound interference” in matters he said must be decided by the Ukrainian people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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the men bear no insignia on their uniforms and their vehicles have no plates

That is a real war crime.  It violates the very basic premises of the so-called law of war.

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That is a real war crime.  It violates the very basic premises of the so-called law of war.


I don't see any insignia's on this picture I posted here

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This is the map MSNBC gave to their audience this evening



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Just laugh at MSNBC on this one. Geography is hard! —> pic.twitter.com/H1l6W7FlcQ


guess they don't know Czechoslovakia split into Czech Rep and Slovakia.  IIRC this is the same network who can't find Chicago on the map, either.

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