Feb 282014
 

I’m sure this will end well.

Ukraine crisis: Crimea airports occupied

More specifically, the Ukrainian airport at Sevastopol has been occupied by Russian military forces.

Yaaaaayyyyy…

Seems to mesh nicely with:

Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level

Because if there’s anything bullies and tyrants respect, it’s weakness.

 Posted by at 2:22 am
  • Anonymous

    Shrinking the Army manpower is all about money, politics & perception, is just laying off workers. I do wonder what the EU is going to do about Russia & the Ukraine….

    • RLBH

      Write a strongly-worded letter. There may even be a speech.

  • mzungu

    You are off course more than welcome to send the IRS/Pentagon an extra check come this April, so they can hire more teenage boys to sit around Ft. Benning. I am sure they’ll cash it and buy yall a new f-35 to show for it.. 😀

  • JackT

    Soooo we should intervene and start WW3 over a province that was actually a part of Russia 50 years ago because why?…

    • Anonymous

      Who said we should do any such thing? But then… who said we should just shrug as portions of sovereign nations are militarily annexed? Europe stood by and let that happen before. How’d it work out *then*?

      • JackT

        “Looks like the US and UK might be contractually obligated to defend Ukraine from a Russian invasion.”

        Another article I was reading earlier pointed out it is not an actual binding treaty, it was never ratified by any government

        “Who said we should do any such thing?”

        Well you either military intervene or you don’t

        “who said we should just shrug as portions of sovereign nations are militarily annexed?”

        Who is annexing anything right now? We have some pro-Russian militias walking around airports and usual military movement in the port and suddenly the Progressive western Putin-is-evil-because-he-hates-gays media is now shoving “Russia invades Ukraine” headlines without a shred of evidence

        “Europe stood by and let that happen before. How’d it work out *then*?”
        Europe’s problem at worst, not ours. Compare this to Georgia 2008 when we did have actual Russian intervention in Georgia because the Georgian government was shelling Russian citizens, and then President Bush wisely said “not our business”

        • Herp McDerp

          Another article I was reading earlier pointed out it is not an actual binding treaty, it was never ratified by any government

          “Kent — You fucked up! You trusted us!”

      • Anonymous

        I love the folks in Ukraine, but this is Russia’s Iraq–or rather–with that one ice-free port and a lot of pro-Russian folks there, they can argue more of a vested interest there than we could. The whole deal is sad. Those Ukrainians loyal to Russia feel threatened–and this could be seen as a Grenada type situation from their end.
        Crimea river? Well, yes…actually