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Putin Speaks To Russian Parliament On Crimea - Live Webcast

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Today's prime time geopolitical risk event is Putin's speech to a joint session of parliament, in which he will address the Crimean crisis. No major surprises are likely, with mentions of retaliatory sanctions and the formal annexation of Crimea expected to be the main talking points, although it is the nuances and the phrasing that threaten to pull the USDJPY lower potentially into the double digit territory at which point all bets are off, if only for the Nikkei and the future of Abenomics. Watch Putin's speech live below (if embed does not work, the link to RT is here).

Speech highlights via BBG:

  • RUSSIA FELT ROBBED BY BREAKUP OF SOVIET UNION, PUTIN SAYS
  • SOVIET UNION COULDN’T IMAGINE RUSSIA, UKRAINE AS SEPARATE:PUTIN 
  • PUTIN SAYS 1954 CRIMEA HANDOVER WAS UNCONSTITUIONAL
  • RUSSIA PARTLY TO BLAME FOR SOVIET BREAKUP, FORGOT CRIMEA: PUTIN
  • PUTIN SAYS CRIMEA VOTE TO JOIN RUSSIA MET INTL STANDARDS
  • PUTIN SAYS TODAY’S DECISION OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE
  • PUTIN SAYS RUSSIA MUST REBUILD TIES WITH INDEPENDENT UKRAINE

So just a few more countries to go until the USSR is fully restored?

 

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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:07 | 4562234 rationaldemocracy
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Russia must be stopped!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:12 | 4562241 GetZeeGold
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Send in Acorn and the SEIU!

 

That'll show em!!!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:31 | 4562262 Headbanger
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:48 | 4562308 Latina Lover
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After listening to Putin, I feel ashamed to be led by a man of such poor quality as Obama.  Whatever you may think of Putin, he is clearly a superior statesman to the bisexual mulatto.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:53 | 4562321 resurger
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Made me wanna apply for a Russian citizenship

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:05 | 4562350 Occident Mortal
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Erm,

 

It's a bit scary that he is openly talking about the Soviet Union.

 

It's starting to look more and more like 1998 was nothing more than a reset for Moscow.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:08 | 4562372 Headbanger
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Scary!!?   Perhaps but out government had a much greater respect for Russia back then because of such fear which prevented us from electing such weak, ass hats for president as we have now!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:22 | 4562642 Occident Mortal
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I can agree with that.

 

But my point is that when we had the USSR there were walls all over Europe, many of which split families in two.

 

There are plenty of people in Germany who missed their children growing up, simply because they were working a night shift or were away on business. Or missed the later years of their parents lives simply because they stayed at their girlfriends house one night, this wasn't a handful of people it happened to a whole country.

 

USA v's USSR is bad news for the people who live in between the two. Not necessarily bad for the people living inside the USA or USSR.

 

The scary thing isn't the rhetoric, or the treats, or even any violence that breaks out, the scary thing is living near the wall. Because it can cost you your family.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:16 | 4563182 dogismycopilot
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easy. find russian woman. marry her. apply for russian passport. get russian passport. live in russia for a few months. make a baby. collect $10K (must be spent on baby so comes in form of vouchers for baby furniture, food, clothes, etc.). the trick is no one will hire Amerikanski sobacka so you should be self employed or financially independent. also, helps if you read, speak and write russian. 

enjoy 10% flat income tax rate, GMO free food and welcome to 1920s style capitalism. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:54 | 4562326 GetZeeGold
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Bob Costas has a thrill running up his leg. Chris Matthews is comatose at the present time.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:09 | 4562843 Freddie
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Hopefully Costa will get more of that bad Botox in his eyes.  F TV and Hollywood.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:05 | 4562828 Freddie
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Give rifles to all the dual citizen "americans" in Congress and the US govt.  Let them go fight.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:22 | 4562256 JPMorgan
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The US see's it's own citizens and the rest of the world as the enemy.

Putin's Russia does not.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:36 | 4562276 Unknown User
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"And above all, while defending our own vital interests, nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war. To adopt that kind of course in the nuclear age would be evidence only of the bankruptcy of our policy – or of a collective death-wish for the world." - John F Kennedy

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:16 | 4562403 Snidley Whipsnae
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The neo-cons (chicken hawks) in the US administration are running around with their hair on fire, making threats and drawing red lines, while Mr Putin makes a rational presentation without once threatening another soverign state. 

Imagine for a moment the disaster Eurasia would be if the US administration, or similar fools, were in charge in Russia.

 

 

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:53 | 4562324 Hayabusa
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Putin sure used lots of words like "strong and united" a lot in his speech - his message was clear.  Crimea has voted and

Putin et al are simply honoring the democratic vote of Crimean people and annexing it.  If the U.S. was doing what Putin is doing

and he was saying/doing what Obama et al are... Obama would be screaming that democracy had spoken and it was

"his right" to annex/free Crimea.  If one cannot see through the propaganda to the truth of a matter no matter what country

s/he is born in then we're in even more trouble than I thought.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:58 | 4562335 Hayabusa
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The west will condemn, hide and spin the whole thing.... in particular the part about how the people rose up, kicked the

asses of corrupt government officials and took control of their own country back.  The west hates stories like this and

the last thing they want is anyone in the U.S. actually believeing they can accomplish the same thing here - that's what

keeps our "leaders" up at night tossing and turning.  It's all about control.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:49 | 4562309 jughead
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as long as you don't have to get your own hands dirty, right shill-boy?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:01 | 4562345 negative rates
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Must is a tough nut to crack!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:12 | 4562387 Cloud9.5
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As soon as you and your kids have enlisted get back to me.  If it is not worth defending with your own blood and treasure then it is not worth defending.  It is easy for those who have not given it much thought to think that they are immune to the consequences of a war with Russia.   This is about energy and the survival of nation states.   This is not about some cold war ideology where my system is better than yours. This is not an ideological conflict where someone wins an argument.  This is about somebody getting pushed away from the table.

 

You still don’t seem to understand that one Russian sub can put us in the dark ages.  Do you fathom what that means.  It means that one well-placed nuclear strike will fry the grid.  Imagine what New York or Washington D.C. would be like without electricity in a week.  Imagine what the FSA will do when they come to understand that the lights will not be coming back on for months or years.  Do you honestly think that the military or police can contain that situation?

 

If we push this to a Mexican Stand Off, some will begin to think that the guy who shoots first has a better chance of walking away.   The problem with that linear thinking is that lone Russian sub.

 

This is not some grand game where we can pick up the board and walk away.  If we get this wrong most of us have a life expectancy measured in days.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:15 | 4562866 Freddie
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Americans should not let their children enlist in the military unless they want them to die for dual citizen types.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:30 | 4562465 tony wilson
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for the mook that said russia must be stopped

i say go fight them then you fat arsed fucking flat foot.

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:47 | 4562747 geno-econ
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The Fed must be stopped !

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:12 | 4563168 Mr Lucky
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I'm just a little curious............Dick Cheney, is that you?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:09 | 4562236 rationaldemocracy
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It is imperative that Mr Obama let's Putin know that you don't just annex part of another country when that country is politically unstable, it's just not the way countries should behave in the 21st century.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:56 | 4562264 Bastiat
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Right, the proper way is to spend billions destabilizing the country, funding extremists, then guide them to a violent coup, overthrowing an elected government, then choose their leaders and have them deliver the productive assets of the country to energy and ag multinational corporations and further deliver the population into IMF debt slavery.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:02 | 4562348 Hayabusa
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To Bastiat:

Bastiat summed up the situation quite succiently/eloquently... this is the M.O. of the west and the IMF at large - the biggest, most violent, best organized gang

of criminals on the planet who have legalized murder/plunder for their master corporations... and of course the associated serfdom of the rest of us out here.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:23 | 4562430 Wait What
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Bastiat should be teaching political economy somewhere. at least then all those student loans would go to pay for some enlightenment, and not art history or the give-em-our-brand-of-democratic-capitalism-at-all-costs garbage being taught now. that it might incite the current drop out generation to some violent upheaval would only be a bonus.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:44 | 4562291 Rakshas
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That is completely correct, we cannot condone such behaviour in this the 12th century the rule of serfdom must be upheld at all costs, and we shall determine the price of that serfdom.......

Let them tremble under our bombs , let them burn in the conflagration of our missiles let them scurry from our drones, let them shelter from our depleted uranium for they shall know the freedom and democracy that we visit upon them and they shall know the brotherly love of our benevolence in this the 21st century.......   Sincerely Your Imperial Overlords

 

 

FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:45 | 4562294 jughead
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So how much does Obama pay you to troll the comments sections?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:47 | 4562302 GetZeeGold
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I think it pays more if your an ex-con.....at least that's what I've heard.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:59 | 4562797 Meat Hammer
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I've seen that douche in Yahoo news threads, too. He didn't even bother to change his handle when he decided to step into Fight Club. You've been outed, troll.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:46 | 4562298 savagegoose
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you forgot your </sarcasm> tag,

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:30 | 4562461 Bearwagon
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Did you ever hear of the fact that MAD not only has been a magazine worth reading, but has also a somewhat more sinister meaning?!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:11 | 4562239 AlmostUncirculated
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Wow you're early..

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:12 | 4562242 Gringo Viejo
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They got Putin. We got the guy that pissed himself in "Gladiator".

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:47 | 4562305 resurger
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HahAhaha

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:26 | 4562907 Bearwagon
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Yeah, but we also got this guy, named "Not Sure", and if I got him right, all we gotzta do is pour some water over the Ukraine, and all will be well ....

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:12 | 4562244 Cangaroo.TNT
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We should drone women in children in Crimea.  That will teach Putin!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:21 | 4562254 GetZeeGold
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Overheard in the early morning NSA briefing....."Where the hell is Crimea?" "We thought US citizens were the big threat!"

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:22 | 4562257 Cangaroo.TNT
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What a loser!  Putin doesn't even use a teleprompter!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:12 | 4562389 Bastiat
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In America teleprompter reads you.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:38 | 4562281 Winston Churchill
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Don't have a basketball team,so why would they know ?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:49 | 4562311 iLiquid
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"Crimea?  Is that the place where they keep all the Criminals?  But isn't it the USA that is the largest prison nation?!  WTF!"

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:21 | 4562255 Iam Yue2
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YAWN.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:32 | 4562271 rsnoble
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Please kick obozo in the nutsake Mr. Putin.  Although I doubt the fucking nutless wonder would feel it, his manpussy would probably gobble up your foot.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:34 | 4562274 mrblah
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Send in John Mccain. He can bore the shit out of everyone, and they'll BEG Putin to order the decimation of Crimea and Ukraine asap.

As a side note, I find it pitiful there is now only one country that believes in, and implements "we the people"; Who will ALLOW a referendum to take place to begin with. Even if the majority were guaranteed to vote yes.

Where as the U.S./several E.U. countries didn't let Iraqis nor Afghanis choose. We simply wrote their law and installed people.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:37 | 4562279 socalbeach
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Putin = leader with well-reasoned arguments and grasp of history,

Obama = jive-talking front man.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:41 | 4562287 Bawneee Fwank
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Obama= Salad tossing rear end man

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:44 | 4562292 iLiquid
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Vlad's best hope is to not become Yanukovych II.  He has more to worry about his own backyard than Crimea.

Unlike Yanukovych, he has no second Russia to flee to.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:02 | 4562811 Meat Hammer
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Why would Putin need to flee? Is the CIA planning to start an uprising in Moscow next?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:40 | 4562283 Millivanilli
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The us citizenry doesn't know whether to shit or wind its wristwatch.  The number of new enemies mixed in with celebrity scandals has created pandemonium.  Syria Justin Al qaeda Miley Syria Russia Justin....

 

MOtherfukers gonna need more prozac stat.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:40 | 4562285 luckylongshot
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Thanks god that there is someone in the world that can stand up to the private banking tyranny that has control of the west and its governments and is about to rape the rest of Ukraine.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:45 | 4562295 iLiquid
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As opposed to the private gas thuggery?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:51 | 4562315 mrblah
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If you dont pay your gas bill, does yours stay on?

It isnt thuggery, its business. Ukraine didn't pay, Russia turned the taps off.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:58 | 4562336 iLiquid
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Pffft.  Business.  Do you honestly think the Russian gas oligarchs are "businessmen"?   Come on, I expect better from the ZH.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:09 | 4562375 GetZeeGold
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Our "businessmen" have cufflinks. Really powerful ones.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:41 | 4562286 resurger
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Putin says he thanks the 20,000 Ukiranians who did not shed blood in Crimea

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:43 | 4562289 Bawneee Fwank
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And while Putin is giving this speech Fox and Friends has Dick Vitale's retarded ass on...The Great America!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:44 | 4562290 wmbz
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Putin once said: That the saddest day in his life was when the Soviet Union broke up. So one may think that his plan all along was to rebulid it.

Of course the brain trust in the D.C. cesspool just can't wrap their self centered brains around that.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:45 | 4562296 fockewulf190
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A mear 4 months away from the anniversary of World War One.  Human history is so fucking ironic.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:22 | 4563208 dogismycopilot
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interestingly, if the Russians had stayed in WWI the Germans would have been defeated a year earlier saving the 160K US soldiers (and several milliion European soldiers).

instead, the Bolsheviks came in, took over, ended the Russian participation in the war (they were too busy with their own Red/White/Green Civil War - Greens were the peasants).

Here's the funny bit: a group of US bankers from New York funded the Bolsheviks including that fucking Jew Trotsky...and when the good Canadians busted his ass in Halifax 'someone' told the Candians to spring him and off he sailed to fuck Russia, fuck the WWI Allies and to royally fuck the Romanovs. On his heels the US sent over a delegation posing as the "Red Cross"...they were pimping loans and natural resource deals.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:46 | 4562300 skwid vacuous
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why did ES just go straight up 12 points? did he say he wants to blow Obozo or something?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:55 | 4562330 iLiquid
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Less chance of West being forced into further involvement in Ukraine, as Putin does not hint at escalation.  Whatever else is more or less expected.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:07 | 4562368 skwid vacuous
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he didn't "hint" about taking Crimea either, he just did it... whatever, SSDD i guess

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:47 | 4562509 iLiquid
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Also, Fed may "alter" the forward guidance due to "varying circumstances".

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:47 | 4562303 fonzannoon
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Well there you have it. Putin is happy with Crimea and The U.S is fine with him having it. We now return you to your regularly scheduled CNBC programming of the S&P run to 2000

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:49 | 4562310 resurger
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If you like Crimea, yes you can! Keep it

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:49 | 4562313 22winmag
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In Russia, they get 'propaganda'.

 

In the U.S. we get 'the news'.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:11 | 4562595 GetZeeGold
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All three kinds of news.......MSNBC, CNBC, and big daddy NBC.

 

Team Obama!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:55 | 4562317 Kina
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USA, please finish your many decades long program of creating wars, fomenting revolutions and coups installing your own puppets.

Stop killing 100 to get 1.

Stop making a total mess of the world, stop acting unilaterally, and stop the economic corruption at home, enforce laws and punishment on the too rich to sue, to powerful to jail....

 

USA government and TPTB are one totally evil fucked up corrupt nation whose actions and motives are so transparent to everybody now...that no matter what you do...people will suspect evil action by you first. USA credibility all but destroyed.

 

When people give more credibility to Russia than you, rout for Russia over you....then you know you have truly fucked up.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:52 | 4562318 fonzannoon
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Here is the lesson even I had to learn again. Don't fall for the geopolitical drama. It's all bullshit.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:32 | 4562470 Bearwagon
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Follow the money ... and it will lead you to awkward insights ...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:52 | 4562319 Chuck Knoblauch
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They don't look evil.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:26 | 4562442 Whoa Dammit
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The people in the Russian Parliament look a lot more normal than our Senators/ Congresscritters. And I don't mean that they are white. What I mean is that they do not look like escapees of a circus freak show. When my household watches a speech before our Congress, we spend the whole time laughing at how our weird leaders look. 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:53 | 4562323 jmcadg
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Come on then Obama, let's see what you've got. 

What is it like to hear a leader speaking truth, not trying to cover up lies and bullshit.

You could learn a thing or two.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 07:55 | 4562331 Aussie V
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Putin is smart! He has taken the Crimea without firing a shot. He has left the EU and the US with a bankrupt country who has little to offer and no way to redeem themselves financially

 

Come to think of it....the Ukraine will be a perfect fit!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:04 | 4562362 desirdavenir
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I am still not sure whether the east Ukraine thing is just a diversion to have his hands untied in Crimea (because USA and EU are relieved it just stops in Crimea) or if it's just the first step : Us and UK have already defaulted on their promise to defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Now that this default is acted, it will later be possible to say that if they didn't do anything for Crimea, why should they do something for the east and southern Ukraine ? (and then possibly Transnistria, once territorial continuity can be established).

If Putin go further, it will be to demonstrate to his neighbours that US and EU cannot be relied upon anymore, and that they all should consider seriously joining Russia's Custom Union, because there will be no other safe option. What happens next is anyone's guess (less $ in use among all those petrol producers, for sure...)

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:00 | 4562339 Kina
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Less chance of West being forced into further involvement in Ukraine, as Putin does not hint at escalation.  Whatever else is more or less expected.

 

The USA wants war in/over the Ukraine, they want to create chaos there, they want to have Russia engaged wasting money time and resources there..they want to get it escalated.

 

If Putin looks like doing nothing further then the TPTB USA/Europe/Israel will look for something to stir things up again..from false flags to more attempted coups somewhere.... 

 

The strategy is quite obvious and plain to all...and teh only thing that will get the US off Russia's back in that region is if Russia pokes around in US weak spots in the middle east....that risk oil supply/production.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:01 | 4562344 Ralph Spoilsport
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They're playing the "Internationale"? Ruh roh.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:02 | 4562347 fijisailor
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Welcome back Russia.  We have needed you to balance the power against western bankers and corporations.  You are much stronger than the USSR as a more open society.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:19 | 4562417 Chuck Knoblauch
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Competition drives growth.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:22 | 4562433 iLiquid
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Competition among cancer cells drives the growth of death.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:21 | 4562425 iLiquid
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This is one thing I don't quite understand here at ZH.  Apparently, the prevailing though is something like this, that the world need Putin's Russia to counterbalance the "tribe" aka TPTB.  This sounds like that we need the Republikkkans to counterbalance the Demokkkrats.

A man so thirstly that he'd take buckets of sea water in a gulp, I guess.  Precisely the mindset that undermines all liberty and personal self-determination.

Or am I simply missing the collective, invisible /sarc?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:31 | 4562466 fijisailor
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Yes you are missing the point.  Monopolies are detrimental to healthy competition and western corporations/bankers now have monopolies which are strangling normal growth in smaller businesses in the US and EU and which are trying to project these monopolies into other parts of the world.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:11 | 4562351 MFLTucson
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rationaldemocracy- You know about as much as Obama does about the Ukraine.  I just left there, have been back and forth for the past 7 years.  Last I saw the country is happy, religious, highly educated, no consumer credit issues, working hard and looking for freedom and they will not find freedoms aligning itself with a country of spy’s that are bankrupt.  I dont see any of these qualities in the US inner cities, do you??They have more freedom in Russian than in the USA and that country will be a powerhouse both economically and politically while we will be a third world hand out nation with theses jokesters we have in power.  He is the laughing stock of the world whether you people know it or not and we are not, or is the EU revered by these people.  

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:19 | 4562386 The_Prisoner
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He's just trolling for a paycheck or because he thinks will be better off living under the empire. If WWII is any guide, the resistance of free men will not take kindly to collaborators to the occupation.

All free men from the US must understand the US is under occupation, and get rid of the occupants and their collaborators.

 

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:12 | 4562391 john milton
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seems like we will have ath today,,, great, ponzi lives on, credibility of this ponzi grows like weed consumption, little bit more clenbuterol from fed and 20.000 here we comes ;))

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:20 | 4562422 muleskinner
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Putin must have something to say that probably has some worth.

Sure gets everybody's attention.  When you have 7 million barrels of oil for sale every day to the highest bidder, people listen to what you have to say.

If you have ever tried to listen to an Obama speech, you soon realize that what he has to say is purdy much nothing at all.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:27 | 4562451 iLiquid
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Which is why they're threatening to shut down the payment system to all possible highest bidders?  How do you know whose bid is "the highest" when there's no deal?

It's all charade.  The people in Crimea, Kiev and Moscow get robbed, as usual.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:24 | 4563222 Perfecthedge
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One positive aspect of this whole mess: I started watching RT News and man, do they have hot news anchors.  I could watch Polly Boiko or Gayane Chichakyan all day long.  Heck they could be insulting me in Russian and it would still be sexy.  How come that RT News hired all the pretty, smart chicks and CNN only has ugly cows?

No wonder Snowden wants to stay there.

 

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