Goddamn Americans

Only today have I learned that they, for the most part, don’t even know how to pronounce “Crimea” (pronounced “Krim”, or, if we are to use the established goddamn American transliteration, “Krimya”, with the first vowel being an “i”, not an “ay”). And it’s really getting on my nerves (at least Stewart pronounced “Crimineans” somewhat right). As for my opinions on the matter, I fully support the totally illegal, but perfectly fair, Russian attempt at separating Crimea from Ookrayeena. If the Crimean people support joining Russia, they should do so.

[B.T.W., obviously, as an American myself, I speak somewhat in jest]

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Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

11 thoughts on “Goddamn Americans”

  1. You’re incompetent in this matter.
    The country that gave up nuclear weapons, became the object of aggression from one of the guarantors of its security and territorial integrity.

    1. To whom are you responding? I spoke in jest in my use of “goddamn Americans”. I did not speak in jest when I fully supported the Russian annexation of Krim while admitting it was totally illegal.

  2. On the eastern borders of Ukraine concentrated large military forces for fast intervention. In Ukraine there are many saboteurs who will seek to capture Ukrainian military objects and government buildings. It’s just beginning.

    1. I seriously doubt it. Crimea is by far the most unpatriotic area of Ukraine and is largely separated both geographically and linguistically from mainland Ukraine. The same cannot be said of even Donetsk. The Russian troops on the border were a precautionary measure in case the present Ukrainian government tried what Saakashvili tried back in 2008. I have no reason to think the saboteurs in Eastern Ukraine were not local.

      1. Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!

        Russia has carried out an act of aggression towards Ukraine. Russian troops have entered Crimea. Thus we take it upon ourselves to inform you about the events in Ukraine. We will provide you with yet another viewpoint regarding this conflict. We will do our best to remain fair and objective.

        March 26 – Ukrainian Navy fleet consists of 10 ships as of March 26th (morning); 51 ships were seized by Russian invaders. Ukraine will demand compensation from Russia for military property lost in Crimea through international court system.

        March 26 – Russia intents to redeploy missile-carrying maritime aviation in Crimea. Starting in 2016, an airbase in Hvardiyske village will host a maritime missile-carrying regiment, armed with long-range aircraft bombers Tupolev 22M.

        March 26 – “UDAR” Party (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms of Vitali Klitschko) demands that the government reviews military policy of Ukraine and states that Russian Federation in its capacity of an aggressor is the largest threat for Ukraine.

        March 26 – European Union has forbidden issuing any kinds of visas to residents of Crimea at the Embassies located in Russian Federation.

        March 26 – Russian servicemen have stepped up the level of provocations at Russia-Ukraine border. Ukrainian border control stated that there have been over 40 incidents involving Russian remotely piloted aircrafts at different sections of the border during the last 24 hours. In addition, there have been 11 violations of air space over Crimean territory. Russia is continuing to concentrate its troops at the border with Ukraine, where its elite tank corps and guard units are being positioned.

        March 26 – There are six Ukrainian servicemen held in captivity in Crimea, said Deputy Minister of Defence Leonid Polyakov.

        1. He said warships, war planes and other hardware seized from troops loyal to Kiev will be returned to Ukraine, which could help Russia avoid a potentially costly legal battle in international arbitration courts.

          -http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/28/ukraine-crisis-crimea-army-idUSL5N0MP2A320140328
          -Though, it should be noted, apparently, former Ukrainian military equipment that was not forcibly seized by Russia, but voluntarily given up by Ukrainian troops defecting to Russia will not be returned to Ukraine. Not a perfectly fair arrangement (after all, the U.S. gave Mexico & Spain millions in compensation when it seized Florida and California in the 19th century), but not a complete and permanent Russian takeover of all Ukrainian military equipment in Crim, either.

        2. I see no good reason to think the Russian troop concentration at the Russia-Ukraine border is a sign that Russia will invade Eastern Ukraine if Ukraine does not invade Crim. The present Ukrainian government shows no sign of even thinking about invading Crim. Thus, I see no good reason to think Russia will invade Eastern Ukraine. I stand by my previous comment.

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