Russian Forces Invade Ukraine Naval Base; Obama Reveals His Final Four Picks

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 at 7:31 am

This, my friends, shows the priorities of two world leaders. On one side of the world, Vladimir Putin continues putting the old Soviet Union back together with an unopposed show of force.

Hundreds of Crimean self-defense forces stormed a Ukrainian naval base in the port of Sevastopol on Wednesday, one day after the fatal shooting of a Ukrainian officer marked the first violent outbreak in the three-week standoff.

The AP reports that no shots were fired as hundreds of pro-Russian forces tore down the naval compound’s fences and swarmed into a square adjacent to the Ukrainian navy’s headquarters. According to an AP photographer on the scene, Ukrainian servicemen stood guard outside the building as the forces raised a Russian flag above the square.

The fatal shooting of a Ukrainian officer in the Crimean capital of Simferopol on Tuesday threatened to draw Russian and Ukrainian troops into open battle. Ukraine’s new government claimed the attackers wore Russian uniforms, though the reports could not be independently verified. Kiev reacted to the news by authorizing soldiers to use live fire against attackers, according to Reuters, making standoffs outside of the Ukrainian bases all the more combustible.

But don’t worry, folks, Joe Biden is on the job. His boss is busy with more important things.

President Barack Obama’s Final Four picks were revealed Tuesday evening, with his complete NCAA tournament bracket scheduled to debut Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter, the sports network said.

This year, the president has Florida, Arizona, Louisville and Michigan State in the Final Four, ESPN said.

Really going out on a limb there, champ.

For the women’s tournament, Mr. Obama, an avid sports fan, picked Connecticut, Louisville, Notre Dame and Stanford to play in the Final Four. ESPN will unveil his complete women’s bracket on Friday.

This marks the sixth-straight year Mr. Obama has completed a bracket on air for ESPN.

He’s an avid sports fan. Outside of that he’s pretty much useless. Perhaps he’ll show he means business by having CBS cut off the feed of basketball games to the Russians.

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3 Responses to “Russian Forces Invade Ukraine Naval Base; Obama Reveals His Final Four Picks”

  1. Acethepug on 20/20/14 at 6:24 am

    Yup, saw the same thing on my local news affiliate this morning.

    The world is crumbling in flames, and the big story is Barky O’Inept and his brackets?


    Imagine the howls of outrage and rage from the Left if GW Bush had done such a thing, especially more than once!

    The next time someone tells you there is no Left-Wing slant to the media, ask them to explain their worship of President Boyfriend …

  2. Ryan on 20/20/14 at 9:24 am

    I’d really like to see the ratings for this bracket thing every year. Does anyone even watch it?