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A Churchill AVRE advances in support of an assault on the German garrison at Le Havre, 10 September 1944.

A Churchill AVRE advances in support of an assault on the German garrison at Le Havre, 10 September 1944.

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POWs at Sedd El Bahr, captured by 42nd East Lancashire Division during the 3rd Battle of Krithia/4 June 1915

POWs at Sedd El Bahr, captured by 42nd East Lancashire Division during the 3rd Battle of Krithia/4 June 1915

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Troops embussing at Arras on returning from the capture of Monchy-le-Proux by the 37th Division on 11 April 1917.

Troops embussing at Arras on returning from the capture of Monchy-le-Proux by the 37th Division on 11 April 1917.

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A German messenger dog leaps over a trench, possibly near Sedan/May 1917

A German messenger dog leaps over a trench, possibly near Sedan/May 1917

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Anonymous said: Are you honestly this much of an US-apologist as your recent coverage of this dick-measuring contest makes you seem? I honestly thought you were more capable of objectivity.

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please dude I am always side eyeing my country like 2000% of the time 

but I can side eye Russia at the same time

global multitasking! 

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March 02, 2014, 7:44pm / 37

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Anon 1: It wouldn’t be out of the goodness of our freedom loving hearts if we did but there is a part in the Budapest Memorandum that says the US (UK, N. Ireland, Russia [ha]) will commit themselves to the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine.
But despite what the Daily Fail is saying, this isn’t a international treaty or legal document though, it’s a diplomatic memorandum which is like, “we pinky promise,” and I doubt President Obama would go head to head with Putin when previous actions in other areas of the world suggest otherwise. 
Anon 2: I’d say unlikely. Like 99.8% with that .2% being attributed to chance.

Anon 1: It wouldn’t be out of the goodness of our freedom loving hearts if we did but there is a part in the Budapest Memorandum that says the US (UK, N. Ireland, Russia [ha]) will commit themselves to the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine.

But despite what the Daily Fail is saying, this isn’t a international treaty or legal document though, it’s a diplomatic memorandum which is like, “we pinky promise,” and I doubt President Obama would go head to head with Putin when previous actions in other areas of the world suggest otherwise. 

Anon 2: I’d say unlikely. Like 99.8% with that .2% being attributed to chance.

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I don’t think they are, however I was suppling the asker with one of Putin’s reasons. 

I don’t think they are, however I was suppling the asker with one of Putin’s reasons. 

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lipsticklibra said: Hi, stupid 16 year old girl here. I have a question. WHY is Russia invading Ukraine? What did they do? Am I missing something?

On 28th February the reason, according to the Russian foreign ministry, that armored units (that they denied were even there in the first place) from the Black Sea Fleet base had entered Crimea was to protect Fleet positions.

Then, 01 March, Putin was authorized to use force in Crimea to protect ethnic Russians and Russian forces/military bases.

Putin said earlier today that Ukraine was being threatened by ultra nationalists and the steps taken by them were appropriate.

As of today Ukraine has called up its reservists, mobilized its full army and confirmed that all Naval vessels are loyal to Kiev. 

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March 02, 2014, 5:54pm / 75

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