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​5 referendums that the West has not taken issue with

14.03.2014 08:03

The West has condemned the upcoming referendum in Crimea as “illegitimate” and is preparing sanctions against Russia. However, the West’s seemingly random policy on other referendums hints at a double standard in their governments’ rhetoric.

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Jack Ward 16.03.2014 19:31

Why do all borderline third world countries hinge their propaganda on the charge of alleged hypocrisy in the west? - You can be a hypocrite and right, thus the charge is useless. For example, a murderer can say murdering is wrong and be a hypocrite and right.
If you pay attention to propaganda this argument is downright tiresome and unnecessary beyond a child's argument of 'You do it too!'


Patrick H. 16.03.2014 19:29

Um, I notice that none of these were preceded by an invasion.


Benjamin Cook 16.03.2014 19:27

Crimea has a right to self determination.

But Russia has no right to invade Crimea/Ukraine. Nor influence the election with 20-60,000 troops.

Nor does Crimea or Russia have the right claim legitimacy without some form of international observation to preserve the will of the people in a referendum on these particular conditions.

RT= Putin Televison!


DinkumThinkum 16.03.2014 19:14

America needs to reread our own declaration of independence.

[quote]Gov ernments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.[/quote]


aberdeenvet 16.03.2014 19:13

Wow, what a day for news of independence.
Th e United States government cannot keep it's own country in fiscal or any other order and we have the audacity to tell other nations and their people what they can and can not do. We have to keep our bloody noses out of other peoples business. President Obama should stay in his bunker.


Bote Logos 16.03.2014 19:07

[quote name='Michael Dunham' time='14.03.2014 17:30']Seriously what is RT up to? In which of the examples given above was there a foreign army in control that is far from impartial in the outcome?
[/quote ]

Kosovo. NATO (actually the US) established the largest military base in Europe there before the referendum about Kosovo's secession from Serbia. There were tens of thousands of NATO soldiers there during the referendum. The troops were there since 1999. These troops helped squash the protests of Kosovo Serbs who opposed the installment of ex-terrorist forces as new police forces of Kosovo. Get informed m8.


Maynard Castille 16.03.2014 18:59

95% of the Crimean people just apparently voted to join Russia. Maybe they didn't appreciate the "coup" so much and maybe they didn't like it that the Former government's offer of new elections were turned down by Pro-Western activists - in favor of a coup by force.


Jason Chorostecki 16.03.2014 18:57

Quebec, Canada...twice.


Rich Barrett 16.03.2014 18:56

How can it stand that the Ukraine can have a revolution that overthrows it's lawfully elected government and that is commended by the west as the sovereign right of the Ukranian people to choose their representation BUT when Crimea attempts it WITHOUT overthrowing it's lawful government, it's decried as illegal? I would say after the coup, Crimea had no further obligation to the Ukraine.

Pe rsonally I think the revolt was most likely western backed in order to grab control over that region and stabilize the energy supplies for the west. It just seems TOO convenient for it to be anything else ...


M H 16.03.2014 18:47

It seems to me that the future of Crimea should be decided by Crimeans, and the world must accept the outcome of that decision. If they feel that an alliance with Russia is more beneficial to them politically, economically, and ethnically, then so be it. Who arbitrarily decides that the Ukraine's interest in Crimea has more weight than Russia's? How hypocritical we are here in the West to demand that you're only free to make the choices we select for you.

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