5 referendums that the West has not taken issue with

The Whitehouse has condemned the upcoming referendum in Crimea as “illegitimate” and is preparing sanctions against Russia. However, the West’s seemingly random policy on other referendums hints at a double standard in their governments’ rhetoric. Crimea will vote Sunday whether to remain an autonomous region in Ukraine or to join with Russia.  Western leaders have […]

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Vlad’s Excellent Autocratic Adventure

President Obama with Vladimir Putin. Photo: Pete Souza A great deal of ink has been spilt over the evolving situation in Ukraine, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s de facto annexation of Crimea. At present, Crimea’s parliament has called for a public referendum to consider formal secession from Ukraine—the vote will be held on March 16. […]

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Russia Threatens to Suspend Inspections Under New START: What’s Next for the U.S.

© Ben Pelosse/QMI Agency/ZUMAPRESS.com The Obama Administration’s mismanagement of relations with Russia failed to prevent Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Now, in response to the Administration’s plans to sanction the Russians responsible for the invasion, Moscow is threatening to suspend inspections of its nuclear forces—inspections that are mandated by the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New […]

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Crimea Parliament Votes to Join Russia

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.  This may be a surprise to most Americans after watching the media this past week, although the area has […]

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Ukraine 2014 Is Grenada 1983

Before the U.S. gets too worked up about the Russian “invasion” of Ukraine, it should recall its own invasion in 1983 of the idyllic island of Grenada some 100 miles from the United States. America invaded Grenada to install a U.S.-friendly government after a Communist coup had led to the breakdown of law and order […]

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Update from Missionary in Ukraine: Crisis Looks ‘Explosive,’ ‘Surreal’

The Rev. Gerard D.  ”George” de Vuyst, wife Sarah and  their children. /  Family Photo Russia’s military incursion into Crimea remains “explosive,” but the immediate threat to his fellow residents of Kiev appears to have lessened, an American missionary — who has lived in Ukraine for two decades — says in an e-mail update to […]

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Resist the War Party on Crimea

By Patrick J. Buchanan –  With Vladimir Putin’s dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. Barack Obama should tune them out, and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow. When Red Army tank divisions […]

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Four scenarios; What happens next in Ukraine?

After a dramatic uprising the  Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych was forced to flee the country. Ukraine is deeply divided into its western and eastern sides, much like Republicans and Democrats in the USA. Eastern residents prefer closer relations with Russia. Most of Ukraine’s Russian-speaking population live there and at the 2010 presidential election a majority […]

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Majority Ukraine Crimea Military Defects To Russian Side

SIMFEROPOL – Ukraine’s autonomous region of Crimea confirmed Sunday that the majority of Ukrainian military units stationed on the Crimean peninsula have expressed their support of legitimately elected Pro-Russian authorities. Earlier reports by Russian media about peaceful takeover of the military units by forces loyal to the Crimean government were denied by the Ukrainian defense […]

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