Putin annexes Crimea; Lt. Col. Ralph Peters says this is just the beginning, Putin will take MORE of Ukraine

This morning Putin signed a treaty to annex Crimea:

NY TIMES – A defiant President Vladimir V. Putin claimed Crimea as a part of Russia on Tuesday, reversing what he described as a historic mistake made by the Soviet Union 60 years ago and brushing aside international condemnation that could leave Russia isolated for years to come.

Within minutes of delivering a passionate speech to Russia’s political elite, Mr. Putin cemented his pledge by signing a draft treaty with Crimean leaders to make the strategic Black Sea peninsula part of Russia. The events unfolded two days after Crimeans voted in a disputed referendum to break away from Ukraine. While the treaty signed Tuesday still needs parliamentary approval, that is regarded as a formality.



Last night BillO was arguing that Putin wouldn’t take any more than Crimea unless we provoked him in some fashion. But Lt. Col. Ralph Peters disagrees, says regardless of provocation, Putin will take at least Southeastern Ukraine if not the whole of Eastern Ukraine and he explains why below:

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Prime Minister says their conflict with Russia is entering the ‘military stage’:

YAHOO NEWS – Ukraine’s Western-backed prime minister said on Tuesday that his country’s conflict with Russia was entering a “military stage” following claims by Kiev that one of its officers was shot and wounded in Crimea.

“The conflict is shifting from a political to a military stage,” Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told an emergency government meeting. “Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian military servicemen, and that is a war crime.”

Ukraine’s navy chief Sergiy Gayduk said earlier that an officer had been shot and injured in the leg “during an attack against a base in (Crimea’s main city of) Simferopol.”

He did not specify where or when the incident happened or who was behind the attack.

Comment Policy: Please read our comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.

To our ad-free users: I apologize for the ad below but unfortunately DISQUS requires this ad in order to use their commenting system and I cannot make it go away.

45 thoughts on “Putin annexes Crimea; Lt. Col. Ralph Peters says this is just the beginning, Putin will take MORE of Ukraine

  1. I just found out I cannot get my tuition money back for the Chinese lessons, but no matter, I can just dust off those old Russian language books and CDs and be right back on track.

    GB

  2. I hope and pray this doesn’t end in tears for far more people than just those in the Ukraine.
    However, one’s gotta ask the Western politicians who kicked this off:
    What did you expect?
    Did you learn nothing from the war in Georgia in 2008?
    Why didn’t you take Putin’s warnings seriously?
    What sort of people are working in the State Dept, in the Foreign Office, that this sort of thing was even allowed to develop?

    Remember the old adage from play school: those who scream loudest blaming one child usually are the ones who started it in the first place …

  3. I love listening to a very intelligent expert on Crimea/Russian politics such as Colonel Ralph Peters. What I don’t like about the know it all o’reilly show is he never shuts up. o’reily is a waste of time and I shut off segment 2/3 rds of the way through and I love the Colonel.

    1. Putin knew he had this won before he even left the gate. With Obama in office, he knows he can do whatever he wants. I know I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, lol.

  4. Obama’s top hits from Peoples Cube.

    • Putin on the Ritz

    • It’s Ukrainian Men

    • What’s Kiev Got To Do With It?

    • Have You Ever Seen Ukraine?

    • I Just Called to Say it’s 3AM

    • Singin’ in Ukraine

    • Brand New Kiev

    • Blame It On Ukraine

    • Barack in the USSR

    • Ukraine Drops Putin on My Head

    • Who’ll Stop Ukraine?

  5. Foreign Policy Wonderlic test. Like most Affirmative Action athletes, Obama can’t pass the real world test. You get what you pay for.

    No speed, bad hands, does strange things in the showers, but talks good on TV.

  6. The sad thing about our weak pos in the WH is that now we are seen as weak on the world stage. It’s like a dog that shows weakness to others. They will all jump on him and beat his ass.

    For all you mothers and fathers that voted that pos in office and have kids in the military, we don’t want to hear ONE DAMN PEEP when one of them gets killed or maimed for life because it’s ALL on you!!

  7. We all understand war is hell but do the new families coming up behind us, do they know what price was paid is paid? We must remind them and remind them always even before breakfast eggs, toast and orange juice.

  8. Putin has punked obie twice now. He will take whatever suits him as long as this pansy is in office. What’s obie gonna do, threaten him with uncle joe in Poland or potato head Kerry?

    1. Wait, do we have that score available? Will he show us the score he got on it? Said with tongue in cheek!

      1. Oh, I’m sure the ‘score’ is available. It’s just buried somewhere under the numbers of people who have actually paid for Obamacare. 😉 😉

    1. Oh he only tries to make us all feel like we are nimnills. I just find something else to do while he is on my TV.

  9. He’ll take at least half and if the other half resist militarily it will give him pretense to take the rest of it.

    1. Exactly. What part of “more flexibility” doesn’t a “pin head” like O’Reilly understand?

      1. Good grief I can’t stand him. He believes his own tripe and is a poster boy for what is wrong with this country.

      2. I do not have enough nerf balls to throw at the TV when he begins to speak. Talk about bloviating…he is the king and he gets upset when someone else does it? Mr. I’m for the folks has his screws loose and some have come undone completely! After all, he has been the number one show in cable news for 14 years. Who cares?

    2. As I said before, Poland and all of the former USSR satellites had better cowboy up. In a hurry.

      1. Yep because we have a limp wristed leader who opened the door to this.

        Southeast Asia better get ready as well. BOHICA!

        1. Yesterday Rush pointed out that their next goal could very well be Cuba. Now that could get scary.

          1. It will be and I will tell you why. Cuba is going to be ripe for the pickin’ due to the Venezuela meltdown. Cuba is extremely dependent on Venezuela.

            Gee I wonder where all of the Putin apologize-rs are now? As predicted (which wasn’t a hard prediction to make) he is eyeballing Estonia.

            1. Exactly. And if Putin puts missiles in Cuba, we know who will blink this time, don’t we?

  10. O’Reilly really is that dumb isn’t he? What an arrogant arse.
    Putin is a hungry wolf and will continue to feed on vulnerable satellite nations that seceded from the USSR… as he ‘reverses what he described as a historic mistake made by the Soviet Union 60 years ago’. Our leaders are worthless fools.

  11. Seems like its about time for someone to pull a Neville Chamberlin routine…go surrender and apologize to Putin, then hold up a piece of toilet paper and proclaim for the lamestream media “piece with honor”.

  12. Bill O, hilarious, another guest being brought on for his expertise but being told how things are by O’rielly, 0’s favorite rightie.

  13. usually grow wiser with age? What about Pelosi, Reid, Boxer, Waters McCain and on and on. With age comes lack of judgement. Have you gotten a load of the way Pelosi Reid and McCain address and speak to people. You’d think they were speaking from an old aged home if you didn’t know they were actually important people in our government. They’re hand gestures and simple words are tuned to speak to morons. This is the perfect time for the RNC to question Reid and Pelosis sanity. Nothing but lies and fabrications out of their mouths. I’m serious

Comments are closed.