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Where did I ever even imply that Crimeans are "stupid?"
Former Soviets have no concept of democratic government. To them, an election is simply an opportunity to demonstrate their loyalty by checking the proper box on a piece of paper.
Given that the Russians are their principle source of income, and that there are Russian troops hovering over them, the locals have no problem accepting Russian rule. That's why if you ask them if they are loyal to Russia, of course they respond that they are. If things had sorted.out differently, they would be proud to be Ukrainian.
You missed a few qoutes there.
That's still not over 90%. IE Putin lies regularly to his supporters.
originally posted by: noeltrotsky
If he would have not invaded but simply pushed for a referendum he would have got Crimea anyway.
originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: tsurfer2000h
I know you're being sarcastic and it's funny. But it is outrageous and shows some posters have a agenda. When they spend months defending Vladimir Putin on a subject then when he says it was all a lie they ignore it and go onto defend another subject that will turn out a lie.
The staff must notice some of these pro-Russian trolls. And I cannot believe that those posters aren't banned. It's obvious that some of them are paid Russian shills and should be gone from this site because of their disinformation.
I mean many of these lies these posters tell Are no better than Bernie's stories who is constantly banned from the site.