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  •  That's exactly what I mean. Pulling back to the (2+ / 0-)

    bases there that are, by treaty, Russian soil.

    I should have made that clearer.

    An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

    by OllieGarkey on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 05:20:40 AM PST

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    •  I'm not sure, either way, if the the (2+ / 0-)
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      bases are Russian soil.  There is a lease until 2042, but I would doubt that that included extraterritoriality.   In any case, under the lease, the Russians have the right to have those troops on those bases.  That is where they should be.  Period.

      I have a feeling that any diplomatic resolution of this crisis which does not involve the annexation of Crimea will involve a long-term extension of the leases, with some enhancements.

      With the Decision Points Theater, the George W. Bush Presidential Library becomes the very first Presidential Library to feature a Fiction Section.

      by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:05:04 AM PST

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      •  And I think two things. (0+ / 0-)

        A) The world will be fine with that.
        B) If the radicals in Kyiv aren't, they're just going to have to learn to accept it.

        We're talking about part of the agreement their nation made a long time ago, and part of their agreement on Nuclear disarmament.

        If Putin can go back to his people and say "See? I protected our interests in Crimea" that may be enough for him.

        An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

        by OllieGarkey on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 09:38:08 AM PST

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