Considering the number  of States in the USA that have  considered , spoken  about  or  petitioned for  secession.  It makes one  wonder  if  the  International Law  will also  be  used  as  an  excuse here   at home.  

Who gets to  decide who the  legitimate  government  of  Ukraine is ?

Who represents  the interests of the People  of  Crimea?

Does  International Law  not  consider  the wanton and  deliberate  destabilization of  another  country  and the  killing  of  it’s  citizens  a  crime?

Or is  that  just  reserved  for countries other than  the US  and  the  EU ?

Because  judging  from the trail of  dead  bodies  and overthrown  governments  the  US  and  EU  have  left  in their  wake  throughout the  Middle East.  One  can  ascertain that this duplicity is solely attributed  to those  countries  who’s assets  are coveted by the  West.  Made  ripe  for the taking  by  manufactured  uprisings  and  political  coups.  It is more  than  evident  where  the  International  Community  stands  on  such  matters.  As  has  been  made  quite  evident  since  Libya.

The hypocrisy being  displayed  by the governmental entities involved and   the  lack of  factual  information being  disseminated  by main stream  media  is  becoming  a  bit  more than  one  can   stomach.

One  does not need to  be  a political  scholar  to  understand  what  is taking place  there.  One  has  only  to be  open  and  ready  for  truth to  see  the  crimes  that are  being  perpetrated against the Ukrainian people and  the power  struggle  that  is  taking  place  for the  right  to  loot  and  pillage their  Country.

 

~Desert Rose~

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Obama: Crimea’s Secession Referendum a Violation of International Law

Insists 2014 ‘Well Beyond the Days’ of Secession

by Jason Ditz, March 06, 2014

President Obama continues to express outrage at the idea of the Crimea seceding from the Ukraine, and today insisted that an impending referendum on whether Crimeans want to secede itself “violates international law.”

Obama went on to insist that “in 2014 we are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders,” leaving open the question of how Ukraine’s interim government, installed in the wake of violent protests just over a week ago, amount to “democratic leaders.”

Obama’s interpretation of international law also didn’t appear to be based on anything concrete, as indeed international law is pretty vague on the matter and secession through referendum has been treated as a valid option in the past.

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Obama calls Crimea referendum a violation of international law

McClatchy Washington BureauMarch 6, 2014

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Pro Russian soldiers guard Ukraine’s infantry base in Perevalne, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

SERGEI GRITS — ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Obama said Thursday that a proposed referendum for Crimea to join Russia violates Ukraine’s constitution and international law.

Speaking from the White House briefing room, Obama said any discussions about Ukraine’s borders have to include Ukraine.

“In 2014, we are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders,” Obama said.

His remarks came as the crisis in Ukraine intensified and the administration sought to rachet up pressure on Russia, imposing sanctions and visa restrictions on Russian officials it deems responsible for the intervention into Crimea.

Obama said an executive order he signed Thursday authorizes sanctions on “individuals and entities responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, or for stealing the assets of the Ukrainian people.”

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U.S. Imposes SANCTIONS Against RUSSIA Over UKRAINE CRISIS

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U.S. Imposes SANCTIONS Against RUSSIA Over UKRAINE CRISIS

Barack Obama and his EU allies unveiled a co-ordinated set of sanctions on Thursday to punish Russia for occupying the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, imposing visa restrictions on individuals and sharpening rhetoric in what has rapidly degenerated into the worst east-west crisis since the end of the cold war.

President Obama spoke for an hour on Thursday afternoon with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. According the White House, the US president told Putin that newly-announced sanctions, introduced in co-ordination with the UK, were a response to Russia’s “violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.

“President Obama indicated that there is a way to resolve the situation diplomatically, which addresses the interests of Russia, the people of Ukraine, and the international community.” the White House said in a statement to reporters.

“As a part of that resolution, the governments of Ukraine and Russia would hold direct talks, facilitated by the international community; international monitors could ensure that the rights of all Ukrainians are protected, including ethnic Russians; Russian forces would return to their bases; and the international community would work together to support the Ukrainian people as they prepare for elections in May.”

In their first concrete response to Russia’s move to seize Crimea from Ukraine, Brussels and Washington also warned of further sanctions such as asset seizures if Moscow does not relent in the standoff.

“I am confident that we are moving forward together, united in our determination to oppose actions that violate international law,” Obama told reporters in Washington. “That includes standing up for the principle of state sovereignty.”
The U.S. government and the Russian government have both been forced into positions where neither one of them can afford to back down. If Barack Obama backs down, he will be greatly criticized for being “weak” and for having been beaten by Vladimir Putin once again. If Putin backs down, he will be greatly criticized for being “weak” and for abandoning the Russians that live in Crimea. In essence, Obama and Putin find themselves trapped in a macho game of “chicken” and critics on both sides stand ready to pounce on the one who backs down. But this is not just an innocent game of “chicken” from a fifties movie. This is the real deal, and if nobody backs down the entire world will pay the price.

Leaving aside who is to blame for a moment, it is really frightening to think that we may be approaching the tensest moment in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cuban missile crisis.

There has been much talk about Obama’s “red lines”, but the truth is that Crimea (and in particular the naval base at Sevastopol) is a “red line” for Russia.

There is nothing that Obama could ever do that could force the Russians out of Sevastopol. They will never, ever willingly give up that naval base.

So what in the world does Obama expect to accomplish by imposing sanctions on Russia? By treaty, Russia is allowed to have 25,000 troops in Crimea and Russia has not sent troops into the rest of Ukraine.

According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraine’s poor. http://www.kommersant.ua/doc/2424454 It is Greece all over again.

Before anything approaching stability and legitimacy has been obtained for the puppet government put in power by the Washington orchestrated coup against the legitimate, elected Ukraine government, the Western looters are already at work. Naive protesters who believed the propaganda that EU membership offered a better life are due to lose half of their pension by April. But this is only the beginning.

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Russian Assembly Speaker Pledges Support if Crimea Votes to Join Russia

 

Russia’s upper house of parliament declared that it will support Crimea’s decision if the Ukrainian region decides in a referendum to join Russia, RIA Novosti cited the head of the Federation Council as saying.

“If the people of Crimea take the decision in the referendum to join Russia, we, as the upper house [of parliament], will of course support such a decision,” Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Russian Federation Council, was quoted as saying.

The Crimean parliament decided to hold a referendum on whether the region should join Russia on March 16.

The White House said earlier that President Obama has told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that Moscow’s actions in Ukraine are a violation of that country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Officials say the two leaders spoke for an hour on the telephone Thursday. It is their first known direct contact since Saturday, shortly after Russian forces took control in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.

 

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