Thunderbird2's past comments

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    By then there would be no democracy... closer ties to Russia would mean being absorbed and any chance of a future with anyone other than Russia would have passed. They took the only action they could to escape from the iron claws of Mother Russia.

    Posted in: Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

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    Meanwhile they crack down on the freedom that Hong Kong has had by forcing a new leader on them rather than let them vote.

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    Afroengineer, did you look the video link? Maybe it won't work in your country, so here is another timeline to clear things up...

    Nov 21: Yanukovich announces abandonment of a trade agreement with the EU, seeking closer ties with Moscow.

    Nov 30: Public support grows for pro-EU anti-government protesters as images of them bloodied by police crackdown spread online and in the media.

    Dec 1: About 300,000 people protest in Kiev's Independence Square. The City Hall is seized by activists.

    Dec 17: Russian President Vladimir Putin announces plans to buy $15bn in Ukrainian government bonds and a cut in cost of Russia's natural gas for Ukraine.

    Jan 16 : Anti-protest laws are passed and quickly condemned as "draconian".

    Jan 22: Two protesters die after being hit with live ammunition. A third dies following a fall during confrontation with police.

    Jan 28: Mykola Azarov resigns as Ukraine's prime minister and the parliament repeals anti-protest laws that caused the demonstrations to escalate in the first place.

    Jan 29: A bill is passed, promising amnesty for arrested protesters if seized government buildings are relinquished.

    Jan 31: Opposition activist Dmytro Bulatov found outside Kiev after being imprisoned and tortured for eight days, apparently at the hands of a pro-Russian group.

    Feb 16: Opposition activists end occupation of Kiev City Hall. In exchange 234 jailed protesters are released.

    Feb 18: More street clashes leave at least 18 dead and around a hundred injured. Violence begins when protesters attack police lines after the parliament stalls in passing constitutional reform to limit presidential powers. Protesters take back government buildings.

    Feb 20: Kiev sees its worst day of violence for almost 70 years. At least 88 people are killed in 48 hours. Footage shows government snipers shooting at protesters from rooftops.

    Feb 21: Protest leaders, the political opposition and Yanukovich agree to form a new government and hold early elections. Yanukovich's powers are slashed. The parliament votes to free Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister, from prison. Yanukovich flees Kiev after protesters take control of the capital. Feb 22: Ukraine politicians vote to remove Yanukovich. Tymoshenko is freed from prison and speaks to those gathered in Kiev. May 25 is set for fresh presidential elections.

    Feb 23: Ukraine's parliament assigns presidential powers to its new speaker, Oleksandr Turchinov, an ally of Tymoshenko. Pro-Russian protesters rally in Crimea against the new Kiev administration.

    Feb 24: Ukraine's interim government draws up a warrant for Yanukovich's arrest.

    Feb 25: Pro-Russian Aleksey Chaly is appointed Sevastopol’s de facto mayor as rallies in Crimea continue.

    Feb 26: Crimean Tartars supporting the new Kiev administration clash with pro-Russia protesters in the region.

    Feb 27: Pro-Kremlin armed men seize government buildings in Crimea. Ukraine government vows to prevent a country break-up as Crimean parliament set May 25 as the date for referendum on region’s status. Yanukovich is granted refuge in Russia.

    Feb 28: Armed men in unmarked combat fatigues seize Simferopol international airport and a military airfield in Sevestopol. UN Security Council holds an emergency closed-door session to discuss the situation in Crimea.

    Moscow says military movements in Crimea are in line with previous agreements to protect its fleet position in the Black Sea. Yanukovich makes his first public appearance, in southern Russia.

    and so on... nothing to do with NATO, America or even EU interference. The above came from AlJazera just so you know it's not a US sponsored site... here: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/03/timeline-ukraine-political-crisis-201431143722854652.html

    Posted in: Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

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    philsandoz these guys were doing this before Psy or whatever he's called did his Gangnam style stuff.

    Posted in: Toyota’s dance craze contest invites you to Wakudoki your way to Tokyo

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    This all started because Ukraine wanted closer ties to the EU, nothing to do with America, FizzBit, nothing to do with NATO. It started because the people of Ukraine wanted be European and not part of a Russian federation. NATO is not involved in this... the only action by the west is to apply sanctions.

    Check this link for why the crisis started... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25829995

    Nothing to do with NATO.

    Posted in: Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

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    Cruel, pointless and barbaric.

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    Afroengineer... yes I do believe it. First Crimea, now he wants an autonomous state in what's left of Ukraine... which includes the sea ports. You are really naiive if you think that he's going to stop there.

    Posted in: Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

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    Panzershreks in the middle east... now where are the Afrika Korps?

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    Only been in a couple and they were nice... not exactly subtle, but nice.

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    Independent state hood for East Ukraine is the only solution. If they wish to become an independent state or part of "Novo-Rossiya" is up to them as a right to self determination. Much like Crimea.

    Crimea was invaded, the armed forces neutralised... then the people asked to vote, although the Russians were always going to keep it anyway. It isn't frecognised as part of Russia except by the Russians and Crimeans.

    Putin won't rest until he has recreated the Soviet Union. The Baltic countries had better watch their backs... and Poland.

    Posted in: Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

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    I love the way these guys move... seen a couple of their videos before. Very clever. Oh, and the Hilux looked cool too.

    Posted in: Toyota’s dance craze contest invites you to Wakudoki your way to Tokyo

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    Go go Chibatman.

    He's happy, he's not hurting anyone, so why moan about it? He's also got some cool props in there.

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    I'm afraid to put a NO sticker in my car window in case it might get smashed. Some YES capmaigners are incapable of rational thought, shouting "freedom!" or "traitor!". Freedom from what? We aren't an English colony. Scotland signed the Act of Union after going bankrupt thanks to plans to set up a South American colony. That fact escapes their woad coloured minds.

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    Alex, remember the Red Army fled from Afghanistan with its tail between its legs. All they have in their favour is numbers.

    Posted in: Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

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    I'm proud to say that I bought her first five vinyl albums back in the '80s---and they're still in pristine condition.

    I still have The Kick Inside LP

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    I'm pretty sure someone must have witnessed this... the poor dog would have been walking oddly, clearly in pain from the stabbing and blood loss. Whoever did this is clearly a very cold hearted person.

    Posted in: Guide dog stabbed while walking with owner

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    T72BM, a not-for-export version of the T72 tank used only by RUSSIAN armoured units was videod in Eastern Ukraine. Well, three of them were. No markings.

    Do you remember Comical Ali in Baghdad saying there were no American tanks near the city? In the bacground could be seen M1 Abrams near the city. The Russians are like that - we'll see pretty soon a rebel being interviewed, denying Russian involvement... as a BMP2M rumbles past flying the Russian flag.

    Oh, and I love the comment from a rebel leader - the Russians fighting in Ukraine are on holiday. Yes, or course they are, you loon.

    Posted in: Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

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    For pete's sake... for the last time I am not saying cats are less important than dogs. I am saying this nutter... oh what's the point...

    Posted in: Guide dog stabbed while walking with owner

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    Serrano... my cat comment was sarcasm... not a suggstion that the nut goes and kills cats. Grief. Saitama is one of the places where cats are killed by nutters, this poor dog was attacked in Saitama... hence my comment about being unable to find a cat to kill, so attacked a dog.

    Why am I even explaining this?

    Posted in: Guide dog stabbed while walking with owner

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    Some side-by-side comparison shots would have been nice.

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