March 30th, 2014
01:28 PM ET

Senate Intel chair: Crimea’s gone

Washington (CNN) - Some U.S. lawmakers are ready to say that it's futile to try to persuade Russia to give up control of Crimea.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on Sunday that the debate over the Crimean Peninsula is "done" and the region is now under Moscow's control.

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  1. dudley

    'Crimea is gone.' It is gone as a political pressure point. It has never been out from under 'Russian influence.' Only stupid people would expect Russia to give up their biggest, most important, and only warm water port in a country 9-time zones large because America says so.

    Idiotic idea. Completely unrealistic. Maybe Russia could ask the US to give up the San Diego naval base, Diego Garcia, Upper Heyford or Lakenheath, or maybe Spangdalem. Maybe the British will give up Gibraltar or the French the rocket base in Guiana.

    Preposterous ideas of the uninformed and unrealistic.

    April 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Reply
    • Kjhdhr Niytjt

      Well put, dudley. Unfortunately, a lot of ignorant people here believe everything that comes out of Washington D.C. whether it is true or not. This goes to show how the right-wing news media has been most successful in brainwashing the general public.

      April 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Reply
      • Richard A. Sockey IV

        "I think that you are entirely misinformed about the state of Western thinking. No one here is brainwashed about anything. We watch television because it is a comfortable thing to do while eating ice cream. You should try it. It's very relaxing and helps to ease that inner-sense of aggression that you have displayed." (Love)

        April 8, 2014 at 12:50 am |
  2. Palin Voters From Alabama

    These idiots from Alabama actually think that republicans represent THEM!!!! Hahahahahahha

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKcJ-0bAHB4&w=640&h=390]

    April 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  3. The GOP Solution

    The GOP Solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. And don't forget the GOP all time favorites........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!

    April 2, 2014 at 10:22 pm | Reply
    • Kjhdhr Niytjt

      Well said, The GOP Solution. Thank you.

      April 3, 2014 at 11:56 am | Reply
  4. Yfgjmbvhm Kdgjfh

    today the "supreme" court created a rulling to ensure what Joe wrote never changes

    April 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  5. la la tah dah

    Putins asymetrical walking armswing is like his personal armys marching armswing. boob inspired you decide

    April 1, 2014 at 2:16 am | Reply
  6. la la tah dah

    womans breasts are now really asymetrical

    April 1, 2014 at 2:11 am | Reply
  7. Kkjgfe Frtuk

    3 days ago A.M. sindicated national radio program either the .-.S-a-v-a-g-e .-. N-a-t-i-o-n.-. or .-.S-e-a-n .-. H-a-n-n-i-t-y.-. said/reported that .-.P-u-t-i-n.-. had 40 Billion dollars stashed in his friends bank accounts in Swiss/Austrian (?) bank accounts–remember the 90 Billion Egypts Prez(the Worlds richest man (@ the time) had...Now .-.P-u-t-i-n.-. is the Worlds richest man.

    April 1, 2014 at 1:52 am | Reply
  8. Kkjgfe Frtuk

    .

    April 1, 2014 at 1:42 am | Reply
  9. RLTJ's

    Helen is gone. Putin has got Helen in Troy. And Achilles in Kiev is not as brave as his mouth. :-)

    March 31, 2014 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • Joe Robinson

      Fienstein and her husband Richard Blum are war profiteers.George Soros pushed this illegal coup so his cronies at Jp Morgan and Eu bankers could grab ukraines natural resources.This coup should of never happened a few months before democratically general elections of a free country.This was all for profit.And George Soros Most dangerous man.

      April 1, 2014 at 12:50 am | Reply
      • George patton

        Good posting, Joe. Thank you for the information above. This shows just how much the one percenters on Wall Street run our foreign policies along with the all powerful M.I.C. in Washington.

        April 1, 2014 at 12:24 pm |
  10. Alex279

    Actually, Sen. Dianne Feinstein among her other heritages is in part a jewish from Odessa, Ukraine. She actually knows and understands who are the Bandera-admiring nationalists and what exactly word "pogrom" means in practice. She has no illusions: Crimea is done deal, so be it.

    March 31, 2014 at 12:49 pm | Reply
    • RLTJ's

      Yeah. We never saw anything like Afghanistan in there. It must be a done deal.

      A milk spilled on the ground is a milk spilled on the ground. No use crying about it.

      March 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm | Reply
  11. jim22

    Hey Kjhdhr Niytjt. Please get back on your medication.

    March 31, 2014 at 2:05 am | Reply
    • RLTJ's

      haha. Speaking the mind out is also good medication. :-)

      March 31, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  12. Kkjgfe Frtuk

    PUTIN HAS 40 BILLION DOLLARS JUST LAYING AROUND IN BANKS IN SWIZERLAND BY USING PUTINS "FRIENDS" ACCOUNTS I SAY WHO D0ES THIS KIND OF THINGS WITH THE ISRAELIES SO WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU THE READER DID ANYTHING SO FRAUDULENT WITH AND MONEY OR BANK ACCOUNT

    March 31, 2014 at 12:34 am | Reply
    • Alex279

      No he does not. What is the point of having foreign accounts for Putin? May be, I guess, for just in case if he kicked out from power like Yanukovich or Qaddafi, then go to Europe for comfortable retirement? Guess what? History shows that 100.00% of dictators who were stashing money in European Banks "for just in case" got their accounts frozen immediately at the moment when they lost power in their countries.

      March 31, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Reply
  13. Kkjgfe Frtuk

    people did not vote because it was not a real vote and even then an invading imaginary country with unmarked illegal soildures occupys it pirating many warships Ukrainian warships.

    March 31, 2014 at 12:16 am | Reply
    • RLTJ's

      In my country, the Philippines, I have not voted since the 80s. I have in fact forgotten the exact date of my last vote. [I do it so when the President fouls up I can say I have nothing to do with him. And we already have thrown out of the Palace two Presidents in bloodless revolutions. :-) ]

      But really, I think abstention is a human right. But if one abstain from voting, it should be understood that by default the person accepts the results of the election.

      March 31, 2014 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  14. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    It's about time that those idiots on Capitol Hill realized the truth and quit vomiting out their immoral indignation and phony outrage over Crimea. The people there spoke two weeks ago and that should be the end of it!

    March 30, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  15. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    WHY IS RUSSIA NOT A LANGUAGE

    March 30, 2014 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • RLTJ's

      Somewhere down in time they must be of same tribe. You know people, they invented to differentiate so they could live differently [different kingdom] when the problem was they were tired of playing underlings or they were angry tired of their relatives. They have even put differences in their language. Like some Filipino Chinese dislike for mainland Chinese, they change the name South China Sea to West Philippine sea.

      March 31, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Reply
  16. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    IS RUSSIAN A LANGUAGE IF SO WHY

    March 30, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  17. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    WHAT IS AND IS NOT IN QUESTION AND WHY

    March 30, 2014 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  18. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    WHO DOES CANADA BELONG TO

    March 30, 2014 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  19. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    WHO DOES THE BALTIC SEA BELONG TO

    March 30, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Reply
  20. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    WHO DOES THE BLACK SEA BELONG TO

    March 30, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Reply
  21. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    IS ALASK PART OF THE SOVIET UNION

    March 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  22. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    IS ALASKA PART OF RUSSIA OR A PART OF THE US

    March 30, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Reply
    • RLTJ's

      I thought Alaska was sold and paid. A done sale.

      March 31, 2014 at 9:14 pm | Reply
  23. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    IS CUBA PART OF THE US OR THE SOVIET UNION

    March 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  24. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    AN EXAMPLE OF AN ATTACK FROM WITHIN

    March 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  25. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    "chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee" NOT FOR LONG

    March 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  26. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    THIS IS NOT A REAL WEBSIGHT

    March 30, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Reply
  27. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    "the debate over the Crimean Peninsula is “done” THATS WHAT HITLER SAID

    March 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Reply
  28. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    "Some U.S. lawmakers are ready to say that it’s futile to try to persuade Russia to give up control of Crimea." ALL ISRAELIES

    March 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  29. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    "Russians didn’t want to loose the assets in Crimea and considered Western response acceptable. Time for Diplomacy and just work it out." THERE WAS NO AMERICAN RESPONSE

    March 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  30. Kjhdhr Niytjt

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein IS AN ISRALIE @ BEST

    March 30, 2014 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  31. Quest

    Russians didn't want to loose the assets in Crimea and considered Western response acceptable. Time for Diplomacy and just work it out.

    March 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Reply

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