Postcard From Kiev: Before And After

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Independence Square... then and now...

h/t Reuters

Trade Unions House... then and now...

h/t @BBCNews


h/t @BenjaminBidder

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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:01 | 4453294 Cult_of_Reason
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Walk of shame for Police in Lutsk, Ukraine; as Police surrenders to Ukrainian People

Ukraine Berkuters (Special Assignment Units) in Ternopil, Ukraine surrendered to Ukrainian People and pledged their allegiance to the People of Ukraine (and not to Putin or Yanukovych)

No more Kremlin puppets. No more corrupt government criminals. Ukrainians are taking their government back!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:05 | 4453314 SamAdams
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Whoops, revolution just got hi-jacked by a central banker.  Oh well, back to oppression and taxes....

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:07 | 4453328 Cap Matifou
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Main square from an other angle, before and after

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:16 | 4453370 Skateboarder
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Just a lot of burnt stuff, really. I don't see ruins or anything (not to diminish the magnitude of the events taken place).

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:22 | 4453398 Sophist Economicus
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*sniff sniff*    I smell a Keynsian construction boom....

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:24 | 4453406 fuu
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I am starting to have doubts about the US backing the protestors, just look at all that gold leaf they could have stripped and sent to Germany.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:25 | 4453414 JoeSexPack
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Ukraine splits easily, at Dnieper, Russkie E & Ukrainian W.


Matches map of language use, about 50% each.


Look out Rothschilds, sounds like a win for Putin.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:46 | 4453492 Joe Davola
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Guess it is true, GOTJ has moved from Cave In Rock.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:21 | 4453696 Anusocracy
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American tax dollars at work breaking windows so everyone can be wealthier.

America has become the nation-state equivalent of a monkey with a loaded gun.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:44 | 4453484 A Nanny Moose
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That's napalm

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:22 | 4453400 TeamDepends
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The lucies are lovin' it!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:18 | 4453377 john39
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ah, another soros funded color revolution...  making the world safe for bankers.  what a mission.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:38 | 4453464 Kirk2NCC1701
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Feb. 24th (Day after Sochi 2014) is nigh. 

Agent provocateurs, foreign NGOs, and pompous shit-disturbers beware: The Iceman Cometh.

p.s. I got the popcorn, plan to enjoy the show when all things will be laid "bear".

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:07 | 4453325 Son of Captain Nemo
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Ukrainians are taking their government back!

Jewish 'Cunt_of Reason' which Ukranians might you be referring to?

Vicky when you are done here they need you back in the square for more Gatorade and Oreo handouts.  Two great American classics that will give your bought and paid for shills the energy they need along with the drugs you've given them to vandalize, maim and kill some more.

Who needs stable currencies and a steady job and economics future when you can get weapons, drugs, oreos and Gatorade instead?!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:09 | 4453335 DoChenRollingBearing
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Well, it is none of our (USA's) business, but I wish the people of Western Ukraine, real Ukrainians, the best of luck with the Russian bear so close by.

The USA cannot be policeman of the world.  Terrible things are going to happen whether we try to stop them or not.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:12 | 4453349 Freddie
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The USA is totally corrupt and immoral. No country in their right mind should want anything from Obama/Oligarch/Soros USSA or Soros/Oligarch EU(SSR).

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:17 | 4453376 Global Hunter
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Rioting so that they can be slaves to Draghi, Yellen, Soros etc. seems like nothing to celebrate to me.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:35 | 4453444 Reference Variable
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If not now, when?

If not this way, how?

I see people fighting... and dying. Fuck, at least they're DOING SOMETHING.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:52 | 4453518 Son of Captain Nemo
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"I see people fighting... and dying. Fuck, at least they're DOING SOMETHING."


That's what David Mayer Rothschild, David Rockefeller and George Soros said.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:10 | 4453611 Reference Variable
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I suppose all should just be complacent with their lot in life huh? If I decide that I'm angry enough to light some fuckers on fire and die doing it Rockefeller and Soros aren't going to get far manipulating me. I'll rage on and you can piss your pants.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:24 | 4453683 Son of Captain Nemo
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To all those Zionist Jews out there that run our Government without a "peep" from the "sheep".

It will be over for you soon enough.  The trouble with guns is that it's usually too fricken late when they come knockin at your door...  Then that nagging guilt (or not) pops into that small self-centered American brain that you should have done more to stop it when your Government fucked everyplace else up!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:06 | 4454229 Anusocracy
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There were some lyrics from the 60s:

We are fightin', fightin' and dyin',

for mighty mighty Zion.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:19 | 4454288 Anusocracy
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Just some evil people trying to replace those evil people in power with evil people that they approve of.

Only in the mind of a complete idiot is that a good thing.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:35 | 4453446 Freddie
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Sad but true.  The Ukrainians should be able to be independent w/o Russia or EU/USSA/NWO deciding their fate.

When you see John Kohn (aka Mr. Ed) bearing free bagels and coffee with the State Dept. aka El See Eye Ahh Dah employees then run the other.  They had pictures of these NWO/Oligarch ***kers down in the square running this op.

Why the long face John? 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:36 | 4453797 general ambivalent
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He's just a nice old man on a boat. You got a chip on your shoulder, comrade? Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Anti-Printing Party?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:35 | 4453795 Renewable Life
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While my gut emotional reaction is to cheer the images of "the people" moltov cocktailing the Government APC and all the rest, once I come down from my rush and realize all thses people are doing is rioting for the "right" to "join" the second most corrupt currency on the planet and MOST corrupt government entity (the EU) on the planet, my excitement is over!

The reason they are rioting in Thailand, Chavezland, and Argentina, is the same as why they are rioting in Ukraine and Bosnia, don't let these propaganda sociopaths in the US and EU tell you otherwise!! The people have lost all of their wealth or most and their toliet paper currency is almost worthless, they can't eat, work, or prosper, and their scared as hell about what they should do about it!  

The answer is NOT the EU or the US, Russia or China, its have a revolution that demands "the people" are paid in something that is going to hold value and protect their wealth, and establish the right to bear arms for all citizens, in order for the average citizen to protect that wealth and value!

2 steps, problems solved, bankers start to commit suicide, rioting stops, people go back to work, economy explodes to the up side, because 75% of economics, is persepction and sense of well being! When you feel safe and secure, you spend and take risks, simple fucking human nature, but these ivy league fuck offs, think there is a PHD needed to explain shit! So enjoy your slavery and servitude, and continue to believe in fairy tales and toilet paper dreams, as we descend into the abyss! i'm sure Yellen will save us all. right??

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:42 | 4453830 general ambivalent
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That is the official media line. A lot of these people want nothing to do with either side, the problem is the competing parties, the duping, and the potential for military violence and continued outside intervention. The transition of a revolutionary organisation is incredibly complex, especially with the force of history pulling the people into multiple corrupt organisations at once.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:10 | 4455536 mjcOH1
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"While my gut emotional reaction is to cheer the images of "the people" moltov cocktailing the Government APC and all the rest, once I come down from my rush and realize all thses people are doing is rioting for the "right" to "join" the second most corrupt currency on the planet and MOST corrupt government entity (the EU) on the planet, my excitement is over!"


No.   They have the misguided hope that politicians in the EU would give a shit and  do something to help when Russian tanks roll into Kiev the next time Ukraine decides to say 'Nyet' to Russia.  

They understand the EU sucks balls.   But it's not like they can look to the Kenyan to lead.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:09 | 4453336 Muddy1
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We in the US can learn from these people and start the process peacefully this November.  We can help the process along with vigorous prosecution of banker types, maybe prosecutions will up the body count?  And follow through with some impeachments, recall elections, and finally vigorous voting in the 2016 elections.  The icing on the cake will come with cancelling or revoking ALL of the executive orders written in the past 5 years.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:18 | 4453378 pods
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Yep, everything will go back to normal if we can elect a (conservative, republican, lizard).

Some people never learn.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:59 | 4453545 SamAdams
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Yes, but next time will be different.... \sarc

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:20 | 4453382 Spastica Rex
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I'm sorry - who is going to do the prosecuting?

edit: Oh, and executive orders made  prior to 2009 are O.K.?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:39 | 4453471 Dr. Destructo
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Why, the same people who slapped Jamie Dimon on the wrist.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:19 | 4453384 john39
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bankers are backing the rioting in Ukraine.  Americans should learn from that.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:15 | 4453647 TheReplacement
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Da Ukes seem to be pretty unhappy regardless.  If they want to revolt who's to blame them for taking any assistance they can get?  They want a representative government, not corrupt rulers.  Good for them for taking a stand.  Best wishes.  We should sell them guns to defend their rights with.

Maybe the fault lies with those who criticize the Ukes via the safe distance and anonimity of the internet while continuing to support the system (dollars, taxes, corrupt government that supports the bankers) that they blame the Ukes for dealing with.  Wow that sure did boomerang there.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:35 | 4453443 Dr. Engali
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So you believe that the destruction and the usurpation of the U.S.S.A all took place in the last five years.... Gotcha.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:01 | 4453554 Meat Hammer
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He has a Bachelor's degree in Fox News Watching.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:12 | 4453575 Dr. Engali
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Lol... That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.


BTW I thought they only offered ASSociates degrees at Faux news.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:12 | 4453622 Meat Hammer
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:37 | 4453457 Dr. Destructo
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So we're essentially pouring fresh liquid into a bucket full of holes.

The vast majority of politicians have been bought/paid for by, powerful MNCs, Super PACs, and lobbyists are better represented than the people. Performance of politicians is based on how much money they raise so naturally they're going to go with the likes of Google, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs over the average person they're supposed to be representing. Our Supreme Court has also been bought and paid for by the same people, so this renders them completely useless when it comes to defending our rights.

Also when it comes to banker prosecution, do you really expect the DOJ to do their jobs when Jamie Dimon is walking free with only a meager fine when he should be behind bars? Also can we trust the DOJ to conduct and investigation on itself of it's wrongdoing?

No. Our system is completely broken, and participating in it while in it's current form is endorsing and legitimizing this unrepresentative and illegitimate fascist government.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:15 | 4453640 Ignatius
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Obummer says we need to look forward -- not back -- at past mistakes. *


* Goddamn, a lightening bolt just struck outside my door.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:45 | 4453488 Urban Redneck
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The video below is worth a watch (hint: Rinse, Repeat applies, and the same dirty unwashed hands are still pulling strings behind the scenes)

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:30 | 4454579 kchrisc
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Time to do this in every local gun and badge thug district through out the American country. Hold them responsible for their actions, treason and violations of their oaths.


Dear gun and badge thugs,

You will be held responsible for your aggressions against the American people. Article 3, section 3 of the Constitution demands it and Nuremberg Principle IV:

Principle IV states: "The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him".

This principle could be paraphrased as follows: "It is not an acceptable excuse to say 'I was just following my superior's orders'".


Dr. Bladelove: Or How I Learned to Standup and Love the Guillotine

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:02 | 4453296 skwid vacuous
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Time for a John Kohn presser?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:07 | 4453587 Meat Hammer
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It'll go something like this:

The U.S. cannot and will not stand idly by and let the Syrian peopl.....huh, what?...oh, right....the Ukranian people have their beloved government overthro....huh?...oh, we want that government gone?..oh, right....the Ukranian people be oppressed by this regime and it's use of chemical weapo...what's that?...Oh, we didn't gas these people?  Just the brown ones?  Uh, freedom must prevail. We promise swift action!

How'd I do?  Do I still get my carrot?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:02 | 4453297 carbonmutant
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How long before Putin invades the Ukraine?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:03 | 4453301 Cult_of_Reason
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Putin CANNOT invade and control Ukraine.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:07 | 4453329 THX 1178
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elaborate please

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:10 | 4453341 Muddy1
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The Ukraine is a sovereign nation.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:14 | 4453369 carbonmutant
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So is Georgia...

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