The Philippines and Cuba are American for the same reasoning. We won a hard fought war against imperial Spain as well as the Monroe Doctrine 200 years ago. We still have our navel base in Cuba and a history of aggression in being forced out of Subic Bay. We cannot count on the instability of the Neo Nazi's in each country overwhelming our historic , sovereign lands. America needs to rise up to it's greatness before Bush I & II, Clinton and Obama
I was just listening to the Oldies from before the decline and I my heart has been lifted into this mission,,,,&&&&& "Pa Pa was a rolling stone. Wherever he left his hat was home, and when he left all he left me was alone" &&&&& Send in the Marines!!!!!
Kerry is the same piece of crap that returned from Viet Nam, willing to use his cut and run diplomacy. Obama is still the "Chicken head" he was to get another pipe load of free base. Talk about a midlife crisis,,,,, idiots. Now the French are preparing to sell out and give up the Mistrals again for 10 pieces of silver and the Germans just want gas. Cowards, dope fiends, golf ball hitting fools and the result of the gene pool destruction of various Napoleons, Hitler and Wee Willy Wilhelm. Happy New Year.....
"Ukraine may have to leave the fate of Crimea to future generations, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, a day after the president said the country can’t afford to take back its rebel-held areas by force."
"'There’s no quick and simple answer to how to bring Crimea back to Ukraine,' Yatsenyuk said today at a year-end news conference in Kiev. 'Crimea was, is, and always will be Ukrainian territory. If God helps us while we are alive, we will be able to reinstate control over Crimea. If not, our children or grandchildren will do this.'"
Read the article: http://goo.gl/TGmf2O
"'We are willing to isolate the issues of Donetsk and Luhansk from the issue of Crimea,' another senior [US] administration official [said], naming two regions in Eastern Ukraine under separatist control. 'If there was a settlement on Donetsk and Luhansk, there could be a removal of some sanctions while maintaining sanctions with regard to Crimea. That represents a way forward for Putin.'"
Read the article: http://goo.gl/CnCvSF
This second item is not really news: it's been clear all along that the "small" sanctions were about Crimea, and the "big" sanctions about Donbas. If a real solution is found in Donbas, the big sanctions will end, and Russia will be able to keep Crimea without the heavy economic penalty it is suffering now.
Crimea may continue on as a sort of giant toilet, comparable to Turkish-occupied Cyprus. I am not optimistic that Crimea will return to control of its lawful government in Kyiv during my lifetime. But the future is a mystery; time will tell.
The people are so disconnected from what is happening in Ukraine. They do not conserve as the rest of Ukraine is under requirement to do, yet that is where the utilities come from and that is why the power is cut. They get the Kremlin bull of fascist are occupying Ukrainian government. They are seemingly oblivious to the chaos in the east. The capitulation in March left them delusional as to what their immediate and future life will be. Life goes on in an expectation that they are entitled to the resources of both Ukraine and Russia without any inconveniences. They are in for a long time of disappointment. IN the coming years, if Ukraine is not invaded, the life will prosper as it has not in the last 23 years. Crimea will turn slowly in the wind, blocked from western investment and only broken promises from Moscow.
Durak, that is my point, exactly. Many believe nothing has changed. As in the movie in Talladega Nights,, " Whoo-hoo two Christmas'" the gleeful chant of the children as the parents divorced. I know of several 30's something adult children living with their parents, believing that the increased pension is catching the golden ring. There is an idiot woman on Youtube thrilled with having an "Obama-Phone" as if life could never be better, she too is delusional and ignorant,in a country,,,,,,,,,,, never mind I have no patience for malingering pieces of s**t with a real choice.
The French should just move their capital city back to Vichy. They cannot help themselves from capitulating, even when they are winning. Sell out for the 10 pieces of silver and wanting to lift the sanctions. Hollande should change his name to hollandaise
One of our staff has parents still in Crimea. She said at first they said everything is great, blah blah blah but in the past
couple of months, in particular, many people are starting to change their tune as Russian promises are not coming true and
more people get the real news from relatives outside Crimea. If you are a Ukrainian still stuck there you are unable to sell your home or buy any property unless you get a Russian passport and receive a permit to buy or sell property. The expected rush of Russians to Crimea also has not come and
property values are half of what they were from this time last year. confiscation has become the norm....
Crimea has moved back into the darkness where people fear their neighbors. Speaking your mind is very dangerous. If my statement does not present a book of understanding in your mind, it is very easy to educated on what I allude to. When a country is invaded and absolutely no resistance is made from the government or military, then is follows that the average person will move into the shadows. People in the west make an industry of talking smack about the prosperity and freedom they have. The east has "NEVER" had such freedom . or right
Today, the US Treasury announced that sanctions restricting banking activity in Crimea will be relaxed, to the extent that US citizens will now be able to send personal, non-commercial remittances to “individual ordinary” residents of Crimea, without a license.
Prior to this, the sanctions required an American sending money to family in Crimea to obtain special permission.
Transfers for commercial purposes or to commercial entities are forbidden.
I believe that this is not a weakening of the sanctions. Rather, it is a recognition that they will probably be in place for a long time to come, and that the rules sometimes require fine tuning to overcome practical problems (like US citizens taking care of their relatives abroad).