posted on Mar, 21 2014 @ 10:05 AM
reply to post by Bassago
No, it's a country in the midst of a western backed coup by rightwing nationalists (Neo-Nazis) where the a portion of the country chose to
hold a referendum and voted to break away.
Because the majority of the population of this particular area of Ukraine is ethnic Russian. A decision based entirely on ethnicity/nationality!
So, for you, that means any other region of any other country can declare itself independent of the country of which it is a part based simply upon
the fact that most of its population are ethnically different from the country as a whole?
So, for example, whole chunks of a cosmopolitan country like UK/France/Germany/USA etc could become independent at any given moment because they are
ethnically different from the mother country due to immigration?
All they got to do is hold a local vote and - hey presto! - it's an independent state?
Is that really what you are advocating?
China invading Vladivostok is not the same.
if Tibet held a referendum and voted for independence or alignment with Russia that would be a little closer though still not the
If Alaska had a 75% Russian ethnic population and voted to secede what would you do?
What has ethnicity got to do with the price of fish?
Alaska is part of the US regardless of its ethnic makeup.
Would it be okay in your eyes if the US dissolved into thousands of micro states?
Crimea isn't, nor has ever been (as far as I know) an independent country, despite enjoying a certain amount of autonomy. It has always been
administered by either Russia or Ukraine (for the last 60 years, Ukraine).
Then along comes Russia - uninvited by Ukraine - and oversees a vote for independence from Ukraine.
Do you suppose the Russian army would have limped quietly back to Moscow if the result had been different?
Stop seeing Russia as this Mother Bountiful - it was a land grab because Crimea is strategically important to Russia.
And this isn't over by a long chalk.
Book 1, chapter 1.