Well, I am again wanting to set the records straight about Crimea, considering that it is now almost a full year since the people of Crimea voted OVERWHELMINGLY in a fully legal referendum to secede from Ukraine and return to the Russian Federation... According to this report from a fellow truth seeker right here in Canada, Penny, who writes the excellent blog "Penny For Your Thoughts" at www.pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com, it appears that the people of Crimea are actually quite happy today to be back with Mother Russia much to the chagrin of the liars in the western media.... The article is entitled: "Crimeans, Overwhelmingly Prefer Russia! More Than 80% Approval!" and is a must see by everyone... I have it right here, and of course my own thoughts and comments to follow:
Crimeans, overwhelmingly prefer Russia! More then 80% approval!
A telephone poll conducted by a German firm among Crimeans in January found that over 80 percent of respondents were happy to be newly-minted Russians.
A far more rigorous survey, conducted on the ground in Crimea by two US professors working with the independent Levada Center in Moscow, arrived at nearly identical results. Despite the transitional troubles of the past year, 84 percent of Crimeans regard the annexation as "the right thing to do."Over 80 to 84 percent approval. "The right thing to do"
Yet the world’s view is that Russia violated Ukraine’s territorial integrity – and therein lies the conundrum. "Russia’s annexation of Crimea was an illegal act under international law [but] it is also an act that enjoys the widespread support of the peninsula’s inhabitants," the survey's authors write.The world's view is NOT that Russia violated Ukraine's territory. That's just the spin.That's simply what the talking heads want us to believe! The Crimeans wanted to go back to Russia. The Crimean people voted. The Crimean exercised their right to self determination. Period. End of Sentence
This also happens to be the case with most of the people in Eastern Ukraine. And they too have a right to self determination.
NTS Notes: Why am I not surprised by this poll? The majority of the people of Crimea are actually Russian speaking and up until 1954 were throughout most of their history prior, part of Russia itself...
I again must state clearly that in 1954, the Ukrainian Premier of Russia, Nikita Khrushchev, gave the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic control of Crimea with the full understanding that the people of Crimea could indeed vote in a future referendum if they wanted to stay with Ukraine or be returned to Russia proper... With the breakup of the Soviet Union back in 1991, there was talk of a referendum for Crimea, but Ukraine instead made concessions to Crimea including self rule and a measure of autonomy and in return the people of Crimea agreed to stay with Ukraine... At least for the time being..
Now fast forward to 2014 and the US takeover of Ukraine with the phoney "Maidan Revolution" and the puppet regime put into place in Kiev... The rapid collapse of the Ukrainian economy and fear that many Russian speaking people of Ukraine would lose a lot of their freedoms under the brutal US puppet regime that seized power in Kiev caused the people of Crimea to rightfully hold a referendum for their future; To be with Ukraine or to separate and return to the Russian Federation... The people spoke and in a fair and non violent referendum that followed, some 98% voted overwhelmingly to go back to Mother Russia.. The referendum was not only fair but totally legal according to every international law for any people to decide their "self determination".... The people spoke clearly, and Crimea legally and fairly returned to the Russian Federation!
Since the legal and binding referendum vote of the people of Crimea to go back to Russia, we have been bombarded with the absolute bullshit reports about how Russia "stole" Crimea, or that they "annexed" Crimea and have been 'brutal' to the people of Crimea... The truth is absolutely different, and this poll now one year later shows the truth that the people of Crimea are overwhelmingly very happy to be back with Mother Russia!
So again to the liars that continue to promote their bullshit about Crimea... This poll shows how much you are indeed liars and can never be trusted... People everywhere need to wake up though, because our criminal governments are continuing to spin their lies about "Russian aggression against Crimea" as one of their main points to try to convince people that a war with Russia is somehow necessary.. The truth is again very different...
More to come