Author Topic: Crimea Referendum: 93% of voters want Crimea to join Russia – exit polls  (Read 354 times)

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Offline happyg

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Lets see. Hasn't the US supported "self determination" around the globe for quite awhile?

Didn't the USSR breakup? Didn't Yugoslavia break up? Didn't Czech split with Slovakia?

Aren't nationalist breakups being sought in Canada, Scotland, Spain, etc.?

Has the US objected to any of the above?

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Lets see. Hasn't the US supported "self determination" around the globe for quite awhile?

Didn't the USSR breakup? Didn't Yugoslavia break up? Didn't Czech split with Slovakia?

Aren't nationalist breakups being sought in Canada, Scotland, Spain, etc.?

Has the US objected to any of the above?

I rather doubt this was a free, voluntary vote

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I rather doubt this was a free, voluntary vote

The census of 2001 has ethnic Russians at 58.5% of the population of Crimea, so it is reasonable to assume they would opt to align with Russia.

So assuming the referendum is a reasonably fair election, why should we object?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimea

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The census of 2001 has ethnic Russians at 58.5% of the population of Crimea, so it is reasonable to assume they would opt to align with Russia.

So assuming the referendum is a reasonably fair election, why should we object?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimea


That's an assumption big enough to drive this through:




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Time for the Mexicans in the Southwest to vote their preferences.


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