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BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« on: March 03, 2014, 10:31:13 AM »
It's all over the twitter feeds: Surrender by 5AM local or there will be trouble.

http://news.sky.com/story/1220272/ukraine-russia-delivers-assault-storm-deadline

Russia's fleet has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until 3am to surrender or face a military assault, according to Interfax.

The ultimatum, from the commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko, has a base in Crimea where Russian forces are now in control.

According to the agency, it reads: "If they do not surrender before 5am (3am GMT) tomorrow, a real assault will be started against units and divisions of the armed forces across Crimea."

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 10:35:35 AM »
Wait...Kerry is on the way to save the day!

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 10:36:51 AM »
Does he have his hat with him?

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 10:37:09 AM »
They can't do this! Obama is not done writing a strongly worded letter and then asking the UN to approve it.

Seriously this is not good, at all. Missile defense shield for a thousand, Alex.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-missile-shield-russia/2013/03/17/id/495084

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 10:39:31 AM »
Al Jazeera English ?@AJEnglish 11m

BREAKING: Reports Russian forces issue an ultimatum to #Ukraine navy in Sevastopol to lay down weapons and surrender. More soon.
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 10:41:07 AM »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 10:41:35 AM »
NewsBreaker ?@NewsBreaker 51s

.@ErinELyall was at a Ukrainian base where officers' wives are making a human shield to prevent a Russian invasion pic.twitter.com/aOiHfKAeAm


Not quite a missile defense shield.
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 10:46:24 AM »
 

 :2popcorn: 

I was a boy of 10 years when Russian tanks pulled into Budapest, Hungary. 


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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 10:55:46 AM »
al Jazeera is now liveblogging:

http://live.aljazeera.com/Event/Ukraine_liveblog

Phew, what a relief.  Everything's under control-

Ukraine Live Blog

Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev speaks with US Vice President Joe Biden by telephone.
[Reuters]

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 10:58:22 AM »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 11:03:34 AM »

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People attend a rally against Russia on Kiev's Independence square on March 2, 2014. Ukraine said Sunday it would call up all military reservists after President Vladimir Putin's threat to invade Russia's neighbour drew a blunt response from US President Barack Obama. The stark escalation in what threatens to become the worst crisis in relations since the Cold War came as pro-Russian forces seized control of key government buildings and airports in the strategic Crimean peninsula. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC

http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/russias-invasion-of-crimea-live-updates-338096.html
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 11:17:38 AM »
I'm not worried.  I listened to Kerry on MTP yesterday and he said Russia is going to attack with 19th century weapons.  Ukraine's tanks should handle Russia's cavalry charge on horseback with no problem.
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2014, 11:19:26 AM »
Actual headline as seen on my IP's home page.

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US prepares tough response for Russia
The crisis may be a game-changer for Obama's national security policy.

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/03/02/us-prepares-tough-response-for-russia-over-ukraine/20841270/
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2014, 11:21:47 AM »
I'm not worried.  I listened to Kerry on MTP yesterday and he said Russia is going to attack with 19th century weapons.  Ukraine's tanks should handle Russia's cavalry charge on horseback with no problem.

Still smiling at Kerry's pathetic spin on television yesterday saying that Putin's occupation/invasion of Crimea is from a position of weakness.

Do these people actually believe this?  Do they think the average voter believes it?

WTF have we done to our country?
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2014, 11:23:38 AM »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2014, 11:24:05 AM »
NBC News ?@NBCNews 58s

WH: VP Biden called Russian PM Medvedev this morning, urged Russia to pull back forces and begin meaningful dialogue with Ukrainian gov't

Gee. I feel so much better now.
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2014, 11:26:41 AM »
Whatever happened to NATO?
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2014, 11:29:26 AM »
Whatever happened to NATO?

Obama probably disarmed them all (including us) and the white house is getting the unicorn ready for flight as we speak.
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2014, 11:33:31 AM »
Actual headline as seen on my IP's home page.

IMO, the only way for Barack Obama to come out of this a hero and/or see his favorable numbers rise dramatically, is for this to happen.....

Obama:  Hello?  Vlad?   Hi...this is Barack.   Obama...Barack Obama. 

Uhhhh.....go to the window over your left shoulder.  See that rusted tractor at the top of the hill?

Suddenly a white/blue beam of light appears for just a second...and the tractor is molten metal running along the ground.

Do you know that we did this from orbit?

Now....I'm gonna tell the American people and the world that I merely suggested you rethink your position.

Have a nice day."


Now...actually, this is something that GWB would certainly do, but Barack Obama?   Even if he had the power, he wouldn't stop what Putin is attempting.

Sorry.    Occam's razor.....he's the epitome of a Manchurian President.

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2014, 11:36:23 AM »
Whatever happened to NATO?

The French are busy in Central Africa and in Asia. The Germans are reluctant to come out and play. The UK is covering the Med and various other places. Norway is busy putting together the mutual defense pact with Finland and on joint exercises.

On a small side note of pride - we beat AP by 57 minutes in getting this out.  :laugh:
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2014, 11:38:37 AM »
IMO, the only way for Barack Obama to come out of this a hero and/or see his favorable numbers rise dramatically, is for this to happen.....

Obama:  Hello?  Vlad?   Hi...this is Barack.   Obama...Barack Obama. 

Uhhhh.....go to the window over your left shoulder.  See that rusted tractor at the top of the hill?

Suddenly a white/blue beam of light appears for just a second...and the tractor is molten metal running along the ground.

Do you know that we did this from orbit?

Now....I'm gonna tell the American people and the world that I merely suggested you rethink your position.

Have a nice day."


Now...actually, this is something that GWB would certainly do, but Barack Obama?   Even if he had the power, he wouldn't stop what Putin is attempting.

Sorry.    Occam's razor.....he's the epitome of a Manchurian President.

If you go into that article. The red meat of it says it is a game changer for Obama because MAYBE he will rethink the military downsize of the hot spot area. That's it.

But I like your scenerio but it is never going to happen. Obama may send more SEALs and take the credit as if he did the OP. But it is way past this point so he will do what the UN says.
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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2014, 11:48:38 AM »
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Occam's razor.....he's the epitome of a Manchurian President.

Exactly.

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Re: BREAKING: Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2014, 11:51:32 AM »
Wait...Kerry is on the way to save the day!

Kerry, Hell! Send in the Germans.
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