Sunday, March 16, 2014

Crimea votes to join Russia

In a referendum widely dismissed as a farce by the international community, residents of the Crimea have allegedly voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The semi-autonomous province of Ukraine has been under Russian military occupation since February 26th.


lannes said...

Western media were sure the Crimean election would be a "farce" before it was even held.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

And they were right.

Andrei said...

Funny thing about American's and their obsession with the word "democracy" is that they actually only like it and support it when it delivers the results they want.

When it doesn't .....

Even in the USA itself when the citizens go to the ballot box to protect marriage their democratic voice will be over ruled by a judge .

America was the greatest Nation on the Planet at one time but now it is dying in an orgy of self indulgence, self absorption and hubris.

America has the highest standard of living but it is being paid for with money borrowed from China (with a little from Russia as well ironically) China who is building a brand new Navy on the proceeds of American consumerism while Americans fill their lives with distractions such vapid TV shown on high definition screens and who are pathologically unaware that not everybody thinks as they do and certainly don't hold the same values.

Which is why there is great surprise when Russian people turn to Moscow and not to the tacky tinsel of the USA as monolingual Americans, most of whom have never been outside the USA think they should

Ordo Antiquus said...

When Ukrainian government officials openly talk about hanging Crimeans it really is a no-brainer, eh?

The Anti-Gnostic said...

And they were right.

That is a presumptuous statement. Even if the Russians are pulling every operative trick in the book, there are plenty of reasons why 95% of those in Crimea might in fact have voted for an alternative to the astonishingly corrupt and incompetent Ukrainian rule.