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Apr
14

Ukraine crisis in Tweets

Lots of Ukraine news today as Tsar Vlad starts his covert invasion

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Just remember: a President McCain/Romney would have us in a war by now.


102 Responses to “Ukraine crisis in Tweets”


  1. 1 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    • April 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      :) Congrats. Songbird by Barbra is ok, but while searching for it I found Fleetwood Mac. I closed my eyes and laid back while listening. . .

    • 7 Nerdy Wonka
      April 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Good move.

    • 9 Lovepolitics2008
      April 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Hearing about the bad news in East Ukraine, April 22 seems very far away. What will have happened by then?

      The West doesn’t seem to have a lot of options.

      It would be dramatic , unprecedented, but the right thing to do right now would be to throw Russia out of the UN Security Council. The G-8 is defunct obviously, but that’s not enough. Russia has to be completely isolated from the international community.

      What will China say of the invasion of East Ukraine ?

      • 10 nathkatun7
        April 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm

        Exactly how do you throw Russia out of the UN Security Council?

        • April 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

          Short answer: I don’t think you can.

          • 12 nathkatun7
            April 12, 2014 at 11:57 pm

            That’s what I thought! Russia is a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council with VETO power. Consequently, Russia can veto any Security Council resolution that seeks to “throw Russia out of the UN Security Council.” I think the response by the US, NATO and EU, to the latest Russian aggression against Ukraine, should focus on ratcheting up economic sanctions and increasing military assistance to Ukraine. On the other hand, I am really not qualified to offer any advice. I have the utmost trust in President Obama, VP Biden, SoS, John Kerry, SoD, Chuck Hagel, and NS Advisor, Ambassador Rice, to do the right thing. I can even bet that they are all closely monitoring the crisis in Ukraine and have more information about what’s going on than I do. They must also be considering different options to determine how to respond the continuing Russian aggression.

  2. 13 vcprezofan2
    April 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    O dear!

  3. 17 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Was it Bobfr who first called Puting “Tsar Vlad?” Very fitting term…

  4. April 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks LL for a great bunch of tweets. :)

  5. April 12, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks a million for this LL, a great way of catching up with today’s developments. Top man!

  6. 35 GGAIL
    April 12, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I will not make any observations or declarations on this thread that could end up on twitter.

  7. April 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    On more serious matters:

  8. April 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

  9. 59 dotster3
    April 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Not shocking

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  12. April 12, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Tee. Hee.

  13. 63 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Oh, but in Nov those idiots will turn out to vote for the extremists who want to dismantle the ACA….

  14. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    April 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    AMK – Looks as though the rest of us were ushered out of the Capehart twitter residence, as well. Too funny.

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      April 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      And, the apparent king of not likin’ criticism, he told somebody else to move along back in February, with this hashtag: #yourenotthebossofme

      Playing in the sandbox we are. I guess it’s better than cussing people out. And now I, too, shall move along.

    • 66 hopefruit2
      April 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      Capehart blocked me in 2012 after I told him that he didn’t know what he was talking about when he wrote a ludicrous piece suggesting that Willard could win because he doesn’t have much baggage, just like Former NY Governor Pataki. Capehart twisted himself into a wretched pretzel comparing Willard to Pataki who Capehart claims “won” by flying quietly under the radar. I told Jonathan that a 2012 Presidential race in 2012 is in no way shape or form analogous to a 1994 gubernatorial race. And I went on to give him the reasons. He couldn’t refute my points so he blocked me, and that was that.

  15. April 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Urge all of you to watch the video in this tweet …

    Am afraid 22 April may be a bit late for VP Biden to visit Ukraine.

    • 76 desertflower
      April 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      I would say that’s a call to arms. April 22 may be too late indeed. Personally, I think he ought not go there at all right now, but meet in a neutral place. Too many wackos running around. Everywhere.

    • 77 Lovepolitics2008
      April 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Ex-act-ly. Ten days is an eternity in the present situation.

    • 78 Vicki
      April 12, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      I watched it Bob. this is bonechilling. I don’t know what to think.

    • 79 nathkatun7
      April 13, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Bob, I don’t know for a fact, but I suspect the date must have been agreed to by the government of Ukraine. I know in matters like this it’s not easy to predict with any certainty of how quickly the situation on the ground could deteriorate. At the same time, I have the utmost trust in President Obama’s team. The President and his team, as well as EU and NATO, must be closely monitoring the developments in Ukraine and weighing different options about how to respond.

  16. 80 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Dr. Joyce Banda, President, Malawi just don’t play…

    https://twitter.com/BlackCanseco/status/455091551836704768

  17. 82 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      • 84 jacquelineoboomer
        April 12, 2014 at 7:11 pm

        My niece was a journalism major and worked at a university library through college. Her heart remains in that community (and she’s still with the American Libraries Association, many years later, although she’s a writer – not a librarian). Everywhere she travels – here and abroad – she stands in front of the local library and takes a photo (even before selfies were en vogue!). The best part of all this is she heard then-Senator Barack Obama in ’05 at one of the ALA conventions and sent me collectibles on it. Yeehaw.

        • 85 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          April 12, 2014 at 7:22 pm

          My little town had a library charter in the 1880’s; it closed sometime in the early 1900’s (no one knows why …). I am determined that we are going to open a library/reading room in my town!

          • 86 jacquelineoboomer
            April 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm

            Wonderful! If anybody can do it, you can.

            My sister used to live in a one-street town in W. Pennsy. They had an all-volunteer library/reading room. Folks would donate the books, and then donate their time to man the mini-library.

  18. April 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    If true …

    …. fully agree with his assessment :)

  19. 90 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 12, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  20. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    April 12, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Oh, the fucker Joe Walsh has inserted himself into the Bundy Ranch brouhaha because of … you know … freedumb. Why not.


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