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Personal life. Amanpour is married to American James Rubin, a former US Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman for the US State Department during the Clinton administration and an informal adviser to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and to President Obama. Their son, Darius John Rubin, was born in 2000.
Vice President Joe Biden's son joins Ukraine gas company. A review of the best commentary on and around the world... Burisma, a private oil and gas company in Ukraine, announced this week that it has appointed Hunter Biden, the youngest son of US Vice President Joe Biden, to its board of directors.May 14, 2014
originally posted by: DISRAELI
originally posted by: brutus61
So should it be returned to Turkey? Should America be returned to my ancestors"American Indians"?
Without making any judgements about what should happen, I was disputing the use of the word "always".
This thread is in "History", not "Politics", and the statement including that word is not historically accurate.
originally posted by: paraphi
The fact that Le Pen's Font national part party is dependent of foreign (Russian) bank loans to support her 2017 campaigns may be the real cause of her outspoken views. This Russian support is evidenced fact.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
Let's ignore the semantics argument and get in to what Le Pen actually said. She refers to a coup that occurred in Ukraine. What coup would that be? Is it the one where the democratically elected voted to impeach Yanukovych? Last time I checked that wasn't a coup. Hell, Yanukovych's own party voted to impeach him. Even Russia acknowledged the legitimacy of that move and the subsequent elections.
Then there's the case of the referendum. The OP keeps claiming that this was a democratic vote. Ignoring the fact that Russian soldiers were illegally patrolling the streets at the time and that there were no actual independent monitors present. Then there's the fact that following the referendum Russia's own Human Rights Council published numbers drastically different than what was reported. They found that only 30%-50% of the population voted and that only 50%-60% of these voters were actually in favor of the referendum. So in the end, at most, only 25% of the population actually cared enough to vote for annexation by Russia.
And while I said I wasn't going to focus on semantics it should be pointed out that Crimea has only been Russian for less than 100 years. While Russia may have owned it for longer the population was primarily Tatar until Stalin's horrific plan to Russify the peninsula.
Let's be honest, Le Pen is just spouting Russian propaganda. National Front has been on the receiving end of Russian funds for a long time. It's primarily thanks to that money that Le Pen was able to distance the party from her Nazi sympathizing father.
originally posted by: everyone
In a discussion of history, getting as close to the truth as possible is good for its own sake.
In one of my old vacation jobs, one of my customers was a humourist who would look at the change I gave him and observe "Well, it's right- but only just." The difference between the right change and the wrong change was only half a penny, so that could have been called "hair-splitting".
The People Voted Democratically!
Their voice was stiffled by the assholes who run the MSM and other asses with the Monetary funding to push 'their' note THEIR agendas upon anothers Sovereign and Demoratic turf. Not Cool!
Le Pen: Crimea was Russian. It has always been Russian
ascended the throne after a long struggle against the khans of the Golden Horde for the independence of the Crimean Khanate
formally annexed by the Russian Empire in 1783
originally posted by: Nikola014
Russia interferes in numerous democratic elections all across Europe?