Do you agree with Obama and other leaders decision to kick Russia out of the G-8?

Posted by: Jifpop09

  • Yes, this was the ultimate consequence. Adios Russia

  • No, it was a bad move (or I hate any decision made by Obama)

76% 13 votes
24% 4 votes
  • Yes it was awesome, it made Putin look like the dumb a** he is.

  • We really screwed Russia on this one. Was pretty taken back by this decision.

  • Russia invaded a sovereign country recognized by the United Nations and annexed its land. That's a serious violation of international law! Penalties are in order.

  • On the one hand yes, but on the other it really didn't do squat.

    Posted by: kbub
  • Absolutely!

  • Well they kind of violated international law, so yes.

  • The Crimeans want to be Russians so let them be Russian. An area should be allowed to decide its own future and not have constant interference from other countries. Have some empathy and pretend you were Crimean. You have just voted to join Russia but now the UN won't let you join because they want it that way. You would probably feel really annoyed that all these other nations are trying to interfere.

    Posted by: Jlav78
  • What he said.

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Jifpop09 says2014-03-29T22:39:09.4613989-05:00
USA rocks. Go G7, they were dead weight anyways.
Macgreggor says2014-03-29T22:55:02.1219539-05:00
Sorry to disagree with you my lord, but Putin did not even attend last year. He did not give a rats' posterior. And yes the USA is the dead weight, therefore it is a rock.
Juan_Pablo says2014-03-29T23:50:58.8282823-05:00
Russia invaded a sovereign country recognized by the United Nations and annexed its land. That's a serious violation of international law! Penalties are in order. Russia can always make moves to rectify this situation and once again be incorporated into the G8.
Jifpop09 says2014-03-30T00:00:43.9827633-05:00
Its a matter of time before they vanish into obscurity, with the severity these sanctions have taken on their economy.
Macgreggor says2014-03-30T04:52:53.2223295-05:00
Jif, good new pic, and you are dead on about the sanctions.
Juan_Pablo says2014-03-30T07:33:38.4301259-05:00
Jlav78, the problem is that the vote was illegitimate (not recognized by the Ukranian government) and it was taken while Crimea was under the military control of invading Russian military. Also, there are already indications of wide-scale voter deception. There's just no way the international community is going to recognize a vote held under those circumstances!
Juan_Pablo says2014-03-30T07:35:01.2574883-05:00
Voter = vote
Jifpop09 says2014-03-30T12:12:10.3813970-05:00
Why are people voting no. By classification, Russia no longer even fits the role for the G-8. I'm thinking maybe we can kick them out of the G-20, which they would probably care about a little more.
Venusara says2014-03-30T12:16:07.7559451-05:00
@Jif, Who knows, maybe you answered your own question (I hate any decision made by Obama).
pandablossom says2014-03-30T12:20:19.9966261-05:00
Right now we are encountering a major issue as russia is having a ethnic problem with ukraine, radder than coming together and finding a suitable solution with both russia and ukraine the G-8(or now known as G-70) not only turned away russia for a social problem within IT'S society but parted with their allies' enemy, witch shows their lack of loyalty when times get tough.
Jlav78 says2014-03-30T12:27:29.8509369-05:00
Juan_Pablo I agree with you on that but surely not all 97% were voting because of the military presence. In addition, Ukraine should allow Crimean to vote on the choice, it is after all a democracy and democracy is where the people make the decisions
Jifpop09 says2014-03-30T12:39:59.8668624-05:00
No, the rest of the illegitimate vote stems from ballot stuffing and controlled media. Who knows what else they were doing, as they did not allow international supervisors. The vote was also illegitimate on a national and international level. Crimea can't secede unless everybody in Ukraine gets the same vote, as its in the constitution, which Crimean's helped shape. On a international level, referendums have to be supervised, and nations are not allowed to secede unless the region or people is being suppressed politically or physically. Which they were not. Also, the funny thing is, Russia has tried this tactic for the third time now. They "include" themselves in a civil war, help the rebels, hold a referendum, and then occupy the country. It happened in Georgia, Moldova, and now Crimea. Can people be this ignorant, or do they have no free though of their own? The only reason the republican party supports Crimea is because it hurts the Democrats, which is in turn dirty politics. Which is why I will not be voting for the party anytime soon.

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