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Meanwhile, More Russian Military Vehicles Amass In The Crimean

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While the IMF is promising a massive bailout to the Ukraine, and NATO is using the harshest language it can possibly muster to halt Russia in its tracks, Putin is doing what he does best: employing brute force (as seen below), and using even harsher language, to wit: RUSSIA: WEST MUST STOP MAKING PROVOCATIVE STATEMENTS ON UKRAINE.

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Source: Euronews


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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:18 | 4484415 PR Guy
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:21 | 4484460 gafgroocK
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Barry just said on 'The View' to Whoopie that he had no knowledge of any Ukraine-like statement, it appears to have been made by a rouge Teleprompter.

Barry promises an investigation..

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:27 | 4484475 Divided States ...
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I dont really care what Russia does in the Ukraine right now but if its the spark that is needed to get this fuckin global reset to finally begin, I am all in support of them.

In support of PUTIN, I will be watching the developments going on and eating PoUTINe instead of popcorn.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:28 | 4484505 Headbanger
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Yeah but why should so many innocent people have too die cause a bunch of global elitist assholes fucked it all up again??


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:30 | 4484522 Divided States ...
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its called collateral damage brother...No one wants it but there is no other way. if there is, please let us know.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:47 | 4484594 CH1
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there is no other way

Wow, you really need to expand your thought horizons.

War is a creature of states: thug-units that sucker kids into dying on its behalf. Once we stop supporting states, war goes away. Crime may remain, but not 10,000 boys running into machine gun fire.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:52 | 4484633 Pheonyte
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I thought his /sarc was pretty obvious myself.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:58 | 4484673 CH1
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Hmmm... perhaps I missed it. Apologies if so.


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:13 | 4484751 HobbyFarmer
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Where the hell is Ender Wiggin when the world really needs him?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:25 | 4485204 halfawake
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1. Can you imagine if Russia was demonstrably trying to destabilize canada or mexico? US would go ape, too.

2. I think now is when we should go for syria (Again) - divide and conquer. /sarcbutmaybetrue

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:11 | 4485473 eatthebanksters
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Putin is laughing his ass off....he's taken a big chunk of his personal $70 billion and shorted the shit out of PM's. When he is worth $700 billion he'll pull back...maybe he'll bail us out!

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:47 | 4485941 Independent
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Me thinks the Russians moved on the Parliment in Crimea with good intelligence that some Tatars were going to plane the same takeovers like in Kiev, most likely armed Islamist fascists.  The Russians and Slavic people have no love for the Nogay Tatars

Read about the fate of the captives half way down in the wiki link (the Tatars would Raid Ukraine and Russia for Slaves)

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:22 | 4485527 graneros
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What do the blues have to do with any of this. Edgar Winter indeed.  But if you think it will help check Johhny's place.

Hell I'm so frustrated by all this I'm just gettin' silly. Nevermind.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:19 | 4485824 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Tthe Crusades were a result of state action? Have your heard of religion. It kills because g-d told them it was o.k. Get rid religion and war would be a thing of the past.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:12 | 4486023 The Third Man
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Oh my're killing me!! Can't stop laughing...oh my.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 21:57 | 4487283 Fish Gone Bad
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People can be pushed around by the last speaker.  We learned this from Animal Farm. 

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:50 | 4485331 HardAssets
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Of course, 'they' know exactly what they are doing.

They are in-your-face and want to provoke a conflict with the Russians. (As though Nuland just 'accidently' made her statements over an open phone).

Conflict and division are tools they use to create fear and expand control. War is the health of the state.  Just about All large, power states have used war for this purpose.

They are Insane Psychopaths.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:38 | 4484555 curiosul
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Just like Divided States said, collateral damage. Think back to 2008 when oil (and subsequently food) prices skyrocketed. Unofficial figures say that around 40.000.000 people died of hunger that year ON TOP of the "expected" number of people dying of hunger each year.

On the other hand psychological research says that people can't empathize (I hope this is a real word ...) with situations when more than 3 persons die ...

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:48 | 4484602 Zwelgje
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Could you please provide a link for the 40 million figure?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:01 | 4484695 General Decline
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"When one person dies, it's a tragedy, but when a million people die, it's a statistic."

Joseph Stalin

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:24 | 4485533 flysofree
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Stalin never said this.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:22 | 4485834 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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But his actions caused millions of deaths and his direct action in Ukraine is why millions more may die soon. But hey yeah lets be sure he is not misqouted.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:58 | 4489192 ProtectiveFather
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Per your earlier comment, which god was Stalin trying to please when he killed millions?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:29 | 4484507 semperfidelis
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Putin and Obama are shitting their pants. They both represent the status quo.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:00 | 4484688 Manthong
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I seriously doubt that Vlad is anxious at all.

The anxiety and soiled panties are likely in DC, Brussels and Kiev.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:39 | 4485289 CourageousDogSn...
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I seriously doubt that Vlad is anxious at all.

The anxiety and soiled panties are likely in DC, Brussels and Kiev.

Agreed. Putin is one cool cucumber. He knows talk is cheap and that's all we're good for.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:03 | 4484706 rabbitusvomitus
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What most people forget to remember is that Russia (and China) has it's roots firmly planted in authoritarian soil. While I'd agree that financially speaking both countries have "embraced" (reluctantly accepted? ) a form of capitalism,  they have memories of their true communist roots. Those of us raised in, what passes for, free societies cannot totally comprehend how the citizenry of those nations truly feel. We project our viewpoints based on our historically Western ideologies,  they do not. Leaders like Putin are dangerous in that regard. He's old school KGB for God's sake. The EU and the US have steadily attempted to westernize Russia and the former Soviet states. Putin may see the Ukrainian problem as a bridge too far which could make this a very dangerous  standoff. 

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:29 | 4484834 silvermail
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"The EU and the US have steadily attempted to westernize Russia and the former Soviet states."

The EU and the US have steadily attempted to westernize SLAVES Russia and the former Soviet states.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:33 | 4484863 Panem et Circus
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Putin is a rockstar on ZH for some reason. I think they all either forgot or don't know that he was and is a very nasty dude. That's why they junked you.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:20 | 4485162 CrashisOptimistic
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Putin is a patriot.

In a world where global central bank cooperation is the only thing holding the system together, it's refreshing to have a figure that actually acts in his own country's best interests, rather than to keep the central bank cartel functioning.

There's nothing special about him, btw.  Anyone who has 10.5 million bpd flowing out and selling 6 million bpd for $112/barrel Brent pricing would also not care about central bank cooperation.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:03 | 4485427 Petrodollar Sys...
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If you believe that the United States acts in the best interest of Wall St, then you are a nut job. Wall St acts in their own best interest, which is to make profit. Wall St does not instigate wars. I understand that If you read Zerohedge for too long or watch Money Masters, then you are brainwashed into believing that the Rothschilds and JP Morgan rule the world and pull all imaginable strings. You must also believe that no planes crashed in Pennsylvania or the Pentagon on 9/11, despite documentation of DNA analysis of 80+ passengers' body parts. Perhaps you're just an underdog kind of guy. What happens if the side you are on is no longer the underdog, and is maintaining their superpower status by doing the same things you despise? Get real.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:34 | 4485897 TheMeatTrapper
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Typical broad brush fail. 

Please explain to me how the people of Alabama are safer and more secure by us meddling in the affairs of the Ukraine. 

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:03 | 4486222 Petrodollar Sys...
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The problem with Jeffersonian isolationism is that it is incredibly naive. Jefferson stood on the moral high ground and expected others to follow suit, but this mentality ultimately fails because nature dictates that organisms have one primary function: to dominate. Do you really want to sit by and watch others take what should be yours? If the person in line in front of you at the cafeteria is given a bigger slice of cake, how does that make you feel? At the least, we should all have equally-sized slices, right? How do you feel when your family members who don't read Zerohedge don't believe a word you say? Do you persistently try to influence them and persuade them? We should all just give up trying and respect our own space and be nice and sweet to each other, like all the other species do. Because that is how ALL the other countries feel...not.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 02:13 | 4487862 o2sd
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I'm not sure if committing one of the largest (at the time) genocides in human history of the indigenous population and then stating that you want to be a peaceful nation and neither ally nor foe counts as the moral high ground. More like rank hypocrisy. But then the original Bill of Rights didn't apply to slaves, only to "Free Men", whatever that means.

Jefferson was a hypocrite. Most of the founding fathers were hypocrites, but some were realists.



Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:28 | 4485168 silvermail
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"Putin is a rockstar on ZH for some reason. I think they all either forgot or don't know that he was and is a very nasty dude. That's why they junked you."

Yes, Putin is very nasty dude. Because he does not allow U.S.  robs Russia and refuses to be lackey for Washington's, as it do many European leaders.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:03 | 4485043 swmnguy
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Russian and Chinese authoritarianism goes back way, way, way further than 1917 and 1949, respectively.  Look at whom the Communists replaced.  Look how quickly the Communists dumped every vestige of anything Marx every talked about, becoming merely the next generation of what they replaced, albeit even more so.  Cripes, Putin is just a czar by bureaucratic means, continuing a line going back 1000 years.  China has been an empire since about 200 B.C.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:54 | 4485694 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Usually ZHers are good about politics. Sorry man, the US may have a overreaching, corrupt gov't but it is nothing like Putin's Russia or the Soviet Union. Get a grip!!

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:36 | 4485903 TheMeatTrapper
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I get it. The other team is worser than us, so it's OK for us to be bad.

Got it. Thanks for splainin that to me. 

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:43 | 4485317 CourageousDogSn...
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I agree and disagree. Russia is rooted in authoritarian government. However, I think Putin sees himself more as a successor to the Romanovs. I think he's trying to reestablish Imperial Orthodox Russia.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:08 | 4485420 HardAssets
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'isms' don't mean squat.

They're just smoke screens to fool the people around the world to go along with acts that lead to their own destruction. Nothiing but hogwash spouted by smooth talking psychopaths.

Gangsters operate in all these countries and anyone who thinks its just 'the other guys leader' is terribly naive.  That said, some 'leaders' are less insane than others and some have at least a little bit of regard and concern for their own people.(Even if its only motivated by the desire to not kill the golden goose they feed off of.)

So which leadership seems the most insane today ?

Is  backing a nuke armed rival into a corner the definition of 'sane' ?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:26 | 4485856 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Is  backing a nuke armed rival into a corner the definition of 'sane' ?

No unless you have a special realtionship with god then it just fine.

Of course if you really believe that your culture has special relationship with god/allah you are already insane and removing everyone  who thinks as you do would be best for the world.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 00:51 | 4487738 anti-republocrat
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I sure am glad there's no authoritarianism in the US!

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:45 | 4484939 Apeman
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Naaaaah... I'm pretty sure it's just Obama shitting his pants... and Kerry.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:51 | 4485359 hyperbole2000
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Removing the SYrian chemical weapons without firing a shot is genius deserving of a Nobel. Creating a target rich kill zone of islamic extremeists and fragging will be the next stroke of geius.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:00 | 4485021 Schwetty Shorts
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Pop culture WMDs are imminent.  Putin will ride an ostrich - shirtless, while Barry will star in Beyonce's next porno vid... the sheeple will be forced to fall in line.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:39 | 4485294 geno-econ
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Do we know why Putin divorced his wife ? She must have been from Western Ukraine ! Seriously, many Russians have intermarried with Ukrainians from both East and West for the last 100years which means there will be much soul searching and huge pressure on Putin to keep Russian/Ukranian culture intact. Very few Ukrainians assimilated into Europe and US , although a number emigrated during famines in 1920's ,
after Communist revolution and more recently as a result of immigration policy under Jackson-Vanik amendment which led to Ukrainian Jews going to Israel and US. There are also religious overtones within Russian Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church , Muslims and of coarse Neocons ! It is a Holy Mess and fodder for War !

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 18:11 | 4486475 gallistic
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"She must have been from Western Ukraine !"

If you are going to base your comments on that, you might want to be sure about it. Kalingrad is pretty fucking far from Ukraine...

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:10 | 4485450 Kirk2NCC1701
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@Divided States: " I will be watching the developments going on and eating PoUTINe instead of popcorn."

"Vive le Quebec libre!" - Charles de Gaule.

"Vive la Ukraine libre!" - Kirk

??? ???? ?????? ???????! - Kirk (pasted Cyrillic version, which ZH won't show).  TYLER, can your IT guy fix this?  Thanks.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:22 | 4484467 semperfidelis
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Armored Olympics 2.0. Kursk follow-up edition. Now with Russian and NATO athletes.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:35 | 4484546 gafgroocK
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"Witnesses said the gunmen in Simferopol, the Crimean regional capital, wore unmarked camouflage uniforms and carried rocket-propelled grenades, sniper rifles and other weapons. They raised the Russian flag over the local parliament building.

The men did not immediately voice any demands and threw a flash grenade in response to a journalist's questions. They wore black and orange ribbons, a Russian symbol of the victory in World War II, and put up a sign reading "Crimea is Russia."


Can you imagine Andrea Mitchell diving for cover?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:42 | 4484576 papaswamp
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GRU or 45th guys probably.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:36 | 4484549 agent default
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Wow!!! You mean like World of Tanks but without the healthbar? 

Anyone in for a T29 platoon?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:21 | 4485169 superflex
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WTF is a T29? Some fantasy tank in you NSA supplied game.

Here's some reality for ya.


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:13 | 4484748 Talleyrand
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NATO can't get there. NATO is a paper pussy-cat. They couldn't even get to Bosnia, much less the Ukraine.

Russia ain't Libya and Putin is no Gaddafi (see Syria).

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:20 | 4485494 Kirk2NCC1701
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It might be worth our while to spend a few cycles on what the Grand Plan is for the US (look at the forest, not just the trees).

The way I see it... at a fundamental strategic level, TPTB want to put Russia "between a rock and a hard place":

1. Rock: If Russia can be manipulated and does not respond militarily, the Boa Squeeze on them has tightened that much more and the NATO/US anti-ICBM missiles are that much closer to their strategic places.

2. Hard Place: If Russia does respond militarily, it gives the US (the Fed!) the cover and pretext to create 'moar' debt fiat -- thus creating artificial demand for the troubled USTs, which were bought by 'Belgium' (Brussels!) most recently, when China either dumped** a bunch or did not roll them over when they expired.  As it is, even Brussels and London are now mere extensions of the Fed -- swapping paper and unmentionables among themselves.  W/o another Cold War, the US is starting to run out of countries that are willing and able to buy their debt confetti.  Which spells big trouble for the USD to retain its title of King Dollar.

Moral:  Currency Wars ---> new Cold War


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:31 | 4485576 matrix2012
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Celente has been saying that for some time now. At first I thought he was being cynical and simplistic. Now I realize he was prescient.

Currency Wars, Trade Wars then World Wars. "When all else fails, they take you to War." - Gerald Celente

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:18 | 4484781 Renewable Life
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Damn it, first we get our asses handed to us in the Olympics and now where going to have a repeat of Syria x2!!!

What makes me laugh the hardest about this shit is this, so far Vlad has said what he was going to do, then done it every time!!! Barry and Boyz talk all day, they can't remember what they said last week, and don't do shit!!

Vlad says no Adoption of Russian children, and they passed legislation and no adoptions!

Vlad says no snow plowing of Syria, and there was no BS in Syria!

Vlad says the Olympics will be the best show on Earth, and the shit was!

Vlad says, we're not fucking around in the Ukraine...............

Does anyone see a pattern of behavior here??? Any question on what's going to happen next???

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:26 | 4485210 Chief KnocAHoma
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While I believe the US does want control of Syria, this Ukraine mess is an attempt to keep the Ruskies occupied in their own backyard. If their attention is required there, other fruit might be picked more easily. Russia and China are not the giants people on this board think they are. Both have huge internal problems and antiquated transportation systems.

The US and the dollar will be standing long after they are both in ashes. Granted the dollar will eventually fade into the sun set and be replaced by SDR, but $ is used in 60% of global trade right now. You can not turn that spigot off over night.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:48 | 4485655 samcontrol
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Russia and China in ashes ?? due to the transportation systems?

Lol .
My father spent some time in WWII concentration camps, where they SEPERATED, the bodies, the boys and the survivors.

hardest bad ass on earth are Russians . you probably think the US saved the world from shitler .. they saved my dad good enough for me.

I don,t care just stating an opinion from a man who has seen way more shit than you. Your US dollar is a piece of paper shit.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 15:22 | 4490342 Chief KnocAHoma
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Maybe so, but it is still used in 60% of global transactions. So for now... suck it!

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:33 | 4485257 pot_and_kettle
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I am long pop corn and lawn chairs.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:48 | 4485348 CourageousDogSn...
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What happens next you ask?

... Chaos A.D. Tanks on the street.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:48 | 4486402 jmp esp
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Putin is one of the last great men in power. His moniker "AlphaDog" is fitting.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:23 | 4484474 Timmay
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"If you like your decline you can keep your decline".


Sincerely,  Vlad

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:29 | 4485555 HardAssets
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Hmmm - - - I wonder if 'peaceful protestors' will try throwing flaming cocktails at the guys in that column ?

Maybe not.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:58 | 4486435 rotagen
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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:15 | 4484417 Thought Processor
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"I got a bad feeling about this"

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:19 | 4484434 Truther
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Yeah.... I got a bad feeling about us too... Let the buiscuits hit the fan already, I am FUCKING TIRED OF THIS and am out of popcorn.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:20 | 4484453 Mad Max
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That's a really big twinkie.  (RIP Harold Ramis)

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:09 | 4484528 Thought Processor
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Harold Ramis may go down as the greatest cinematic comedic Genius to have ever lived.


Harold............... if your up there listening, we thank you.



Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:39 | 4484570 ross81
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Had an even worse feeling last year over Syria but Putin totally outfoxed the warmongers, and I'm confident he'll do the same again over Ukraine without needing to fire a shot.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:35 | 4484873 Panem et Circus
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Don't forget, Putin is a warmonger himself.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:48 | 4484952 Bananamerican
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Based on what?
I get the sense he's a Nationalist

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:55 | 4485385 CourageousDogSn...
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I don't think he's a war mongorer. I don't think he cares for the pretense of diplomacy or state-craft when it comes to Russia's buffer-zone in Eastern Europe. I also don't think the Russian like to be boxed in and dominated by the west.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 00:59 | 4487754 anti-republocrat
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Yeah, the riots his NGOs have sponsored in Ottawa and Mexico City prove it.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:49 | 4484605 Urban Redneck
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This is just part of the 200 marines with the 10 APCs that landed 2 days ago stretching and getting their land legs back, where is the nearest to whorehouse to where the video was shot?

The groupthink consensus appeared to be that the landing party was a joke, so what changed- it's not like any of the groupthinkers are staring down a meager handful of APCs face-to-face?

And if the foie-gras fags of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe are getting their panties in bunch over this and issuing stern verbal diarrhea, what are they going expectorate if the cavalry and armor arrive?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:16 | 4484419 Truther
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Check mate Barry.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:29 | 4484514 Smegley Wanxalot
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It's laughable that somewhere in the back of Barry's empty mind he was deluded enough to think that Putin would put up with his shit.

News for you, Barry:  Vlad isn't as fucking sheepish as your average American.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:44 | 4484587 InflammatoryResponse
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Smegley you're in error


you said "News for you, Barry:  Vlad isn't as fucking sheepish as your average American."


it shoudl read
"News for you, Barry:  Vlad isn't as fucking sheepish as the people that keep voting for you."


just trying to help :)

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:01 | 4484689 Smegley Wanxalot
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True.  But that is what I meant by "average."

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:49 | 4484610 CH1
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Barry's empty mind...

That's true, of course, but it wasn't Barry that did this, it was the State Department... that shadow guv that never gets blamed for anything.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:02 | 4484700 Smegley Wanxalot
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Buck stops with the jug-eared freak that appointed horsehead to run the State Department.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:16 | 4484421 the not so migh...
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Wow NATO really has influence

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:27 | 4484496 Mad Max
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I think you meant to say flatulence.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:34 | 4484542 Dugald
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NATO is a revolving cocktail party..........

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:51 | 4484618 superflex
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Nuke Brussels.

Save the World.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:46 | 4484942 Bytor325
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Brussels is safe for now......there are more Muslims in Brussels than in Iran

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:51 | 4484619 nonclaim
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Before war broke out between Russia and Georgia in 2008, Aleksandr Dugin visited South Ossetia and predicted, "Our troops will occupy the Georgian capital Tbilisi, the entire country, and perhaps even Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula, which is historically part of Russia, anyway." [4]

[4] Road to War in Georgia: The Chronicle of a Caucasian Tragedy, Spiegel, August 25, 2008.

[note the date]

For those thinking the Russing invasion of Crimea is a only a reaction, please, be informed it is part of a plan designed long ago.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:17 | 4484426 Max Damage
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Just send Yellen to the front line. One look at that mug and the Ruskies will fuck off in double quick time

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:33 | 4484530 nightshiftsucks
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Send her naked with a strapon and they will surrender.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:36 | 4484552 krispkritter
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Jeebus, that image is gonna bring on nightmares, thanks.  Where's the brain bleach(vodka)?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:47 | 4484597 Mad Max
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Bring out the gimp!

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:13 | 4485115 Tim_
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Janet Yellen is a jew.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:25 | 4485538 matrix2012
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Hussshh you should not speak out so obvious about the J-word... it's ANTISEMITIC sentiment and violate the laws in ZATO sphere!!

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 18:31 | 4486533 gallistic
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Wow! She really is Jewish.

I am dumbfounded.



Thu, 02/27/2014 - 20:56 | 4487073 Tim_
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"After this, there is no turning back. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all I'm offering is the truth – nothing more."

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:17 | 4484428 buzzsaw99
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Moldova Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news...

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:17 | 4484429 _ConanTheLibert...
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I never thought I was going to like Vladimir.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:35 | 4484545 RabbitChow
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Hey the man can catch fish, and he swims the volga (lengthwise).  What's not to like?  He probably has his choice among the women too.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:51 | 4484624 InflammatoryResponse
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his girlfriend is super bendy.


Alina Sub<sp> something or other.  look up Rhythmic Gymnastics, and you'll see what I mean.


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:55 | 4484650 Urban Redneck
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Apparently has a taste for attractive and flexible gymnasts who bring back physical gold (not paper). Perhaps that explains the ZH infatuation...

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:58 | 4484923 bitHedge
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Putin killed the tiger with his bear hands and then put some patriotism in her


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:14 | 4484760 FlyingDutchman
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:18 | 4484431 SheepDog-One
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Hot world world war right around the corner, babushkas.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:19 | 4484444 buzzsaw99
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we have always been at war with eastasia

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:19 | 4484437 superflex
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Ruh Roh.

This is getting good.

Long on GMO popcorn and hydrogeneted trans-fat "butter" for the masses


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:20 | 4484438 gafgroocK
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Ruh, Rho is right...

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:19 | 4484441 Pseudonymous
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Nobody is fighting your shitty military because you are already working well ruining each other you dumb statists.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:20 | 4484448 Mad Max
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Didn't we see a youtube video demonstrating the flammability of those 8x8 APCs?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:21 | 4484465 superflex
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I'm guessing with infantry support and some live return fire, those molotov coctails wont be as sucessful.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:39 | 4484569 Pseudonymous
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In a defense situation, sure.

However, don't underestimate the crucial importance of morale.
In the first video you can hear a female voice ask the goon on top of the BTR in Russian:

Where are you from? Could you tell us?
And where are you going?

and you can already see him squirm.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:53 | 4484644 superflex
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A 14.5 mm round going through your buddies torso is a pretty good morale killer too.

What makes the guy on the BTR any more of a goon that the molotov throwing Soros puppet?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:20 | 4484785 Pseudonymous
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About those that really are statist puppets and nothing else - nothing. I frankly wouldn't mind them killing each other if they truly believe in what they are doing and if they didn't touch other people. Unfortunately situations like that turn out very bad for absolutely everybody.

Paying taxes is the cost that keeps on costing.

But I believe people that try to only defend what they really deserve (trying to claim the central square of the capital as your property is a bit too bold for most) will turn out better off compared to others (but not necessarily better off than before).

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:59 | 4484681 Zwelgje
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Oh please, tough guy.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 18:55 | 4486660 gallistic
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Are you channeling Ferdinand Foch?

The concept of élan has been the downfall of many a military and political leader. Sure, morale has a big effect but, regardless of whatever Hollywood fantasy you have been fed, the objective conditions of battle usually have the decisive effect. 


The French Army's opening gambit, Plan XVII called for a headlong two-pronged offensive into Alsace-Lorraine itself.  An aggressive doctrine making the offensive the sole focus of French military endeavour, offensive á l'outrance, dominated this plan.  French élan would carry the day and sweep the Germans from the field at the point of the bayonet.

It was not to be.  Five French armies shattered themselves in furious assaults against their German foes, who in turn counter-attacked with equal determination.  A reflective Charles de Gaulle wrote of the experience:

"Suddenly the enemy's fire became precise and concentrated.  Second by second the hail of bullets and the thunder of the shells grew stronger.  Those who survived lay flat on the ground, amid the screaming wounded and the humble corpses.  With affected calm, the officers let themselves be killed standing upright, some obstinate platoons stuck their bayonets in their rifles, bugles sounded the charge, isolated heroes made fantastic leaps, but all to no purpose.  In an instant it had become clear that not all the courage in the world could withstand this fire."

- Charles de Gaulle

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 16:08 | 4490090 Pseudonymous
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No, I am not talking about that when I say morale. Perhaps I didn't appreciate how superficially the word is often understood. The most mundane of sources - Wikipedia - actually contains an excellent definition of the word:

Morale is the capacity of a group's members to maintain belief in an institution or goal, particularly in the face of opposition or hardship.

Every single word above is carefully chosen and holds important meaning. Right now I don't have the urge and patience to try to define it in my own words. I will only add "and practise their belief" to the above one.

"Morale is the capacity of a group of people to pull together persistently and consistently in pursuit of a common purpose" - Alexander H. Leighton

This one also captures the meaning well.

I am trying to get you to think on a longer and wider horizon. Morale is inextricably linked with strategy. There can be no good strategy without a corresponding and good morale.

When the tactics are right but the strategy is wrong battles will be won but the war will be lost. When the tactics are wrong but the strategy is right battles will be lost but the war will be won.

Note that in the particular situation in Ukraine I am not sure that there are many players with high morale active right now, but I do know that, for example, the Russian soldiers on Ukrainian territory don't have a high morale in general or those who think they do can lose it quickly by getting a basic clue on life and waking up.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:13 | 4485080 silvermail
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  The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement: In Kiev, was a coup d'etat and power takeover. Power was seized by undemocratic and unconstitutional means. Therefore, the legitimate president of Ukraine is the only Yanukovych.
All who have any other opinion, we kiss on the mouth. With love, the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:24 | 4485532 CourageousDogSn...
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Don't forget:

  • air strikes from Sukhoi fighters
  • artillery support
  • special operations from Spetznaz
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:26 | 4484495 Bonapartist
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"Achtung-Panzer!" by Heinz Guderian on armor tactics would have helped those guys survive

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:44 | 4484931 MrSteve
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:20 | 4484450 LawsofPhysics
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The IMF, UN, and NATO will continue to "fart in their general direction", but that's about it.

< meh > same as it ever was....

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:31 | 4484459 JustObserving
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It has been a neocon wet dream to destroy Russia totally.  Today the dream looks more like a nightmare:

The geopolitical dimensions of the coup in Ukraine

By Peter Schwarz 
27 February 2014

“When the Soviet Union was collapsing in late 1991, Dick wanted to see the dismantlement not only of the Soviet Union and the Russian empire but of Russia itself, so it could never again be a threat to the rest of the world,” wrote former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in his recently published memoirs. Gates was referring to the then-Secretary of Defense, and later US Vice President, Dick Cheney.

The statement sheds light on the geopolitical dimensions of the recent putsch in Ukraine. What is at stake is not so much domestic issues—and not at all the fight against corruption and democracy—but rather an international struggle for power and influence that stretches back a quarter of a century.

The Financial Times places the recent events in Ukraine in the same light. In an editorial on February 23, it wrote: “For a quarter of a century this huge territory perched precariously between the EU and Russia has been the object of a geopolitical contest between the Kremlin and the west.” In 2008, a clumsy attempt by President George W. Bush failed to draw the former Soviet republics of Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, “But the Maidan revolution now offers a second chance for all parties to reconsider the status of Ukraine on the fault line of Europe.”

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:21 | 4484461 GumbyMe
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This will not set with our current dictator, he will punish the Russians by curtailing what's left of our civil rights even more.

That will show them!

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:44 | 4484483 JustObserving
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They hate us for our freedoms. Including the freedom to be spied upon:

GCHQ intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users worldwide

• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk
• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone
• Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy'
Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images

GCHQ does not have the technical means to make sure no images of UK or US citizens are collected and stored by the system, and there are no restrictions under UK law to prevent Americans' images being accessed by British analysts without an individual warrant.
The document estimates that between 3% and 11% of the Yahoo webcam imagery harvested by  GCHQ contains "undesirable nudity".
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:09 | 4484735 PR Guy
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Did you know they can also take a picture of you through your webcam while you are sitting there typing? I swear it's true.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:49 | 4485946 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Not through the black piece of tape I have over it.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:16 | 4484775 Pure Evil
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Well, seeing how the US is populated with ugly fat slobs I can understand the "undesirable nudity" part.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:22 | 4484468 LoneStarHog
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Putin is just jealous of Obozo's Nobel Peace Prize and is competing for the next one, now that he understands the New Normal requirements.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:24 | 4484481 Chaos_Theory
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Vizzini:  "Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia"

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:35 | 4484544 blueRidgeBoy
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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:26 | 4484493 Son of Captain Nemo
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Everything you wanted to know about subverting a legitimate Government -But were afraid to ask!  I think the outline drawing of the "guy with the Hoodie" was modeled by one of the Tzarneav brothers. 

Who knew CNN would be coming clean on that one?  The Israeli's must be getting really desperate to be potentially throwing one of their own under the bus!



Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:28 | 4484500 ThisIsBob
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You better watch out Putin, we are ready for you.  We've got over a quarter of a million troops on the ground in 150 countriers near you, and men and ships at sea.  We don't take kindly to foreign troops in other countries.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:49 | 4484606 Mad Max
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Translation: our resources are stretched incredibly thin and our supply lines are untenable.  No, we didn't study what happened to Napoleon's Grande Armee nor what happened to Hitler's forces in the Russian winter.  We mostly watch 'Murican Idle.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:31 | 4485574 CourageousDogSn...
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History shows us that the Russians will scortch and burn everything and leave nothing for the enemy. They burned Moscow so that Napoleon couldn't quarter his troops.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:38 | 4485284 silvermail
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"We've got over a quarter of a million troops on the ground in 150 countriers near you, and men and ships at sea.  We don't take kindly to foreign troops in other countries."

So what? What will you do in case of loss of two or three aircraft carriers or about 20-30 thousand soldat and officers in these battles on the ground?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:40 | 4485610 CourageousDogSn...
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Aircraft carriers = surface targets for submarines.

F-35 JSF = Very expensive flying turkey

F-22 = over priced stealth (sort of) fighter. Pilots get sick, black out, fall out of sky. Russian radar can detect stealth aircraft.


This country get outraged over 5000 deaths in the war on terrorism. How would we react to 5000 deaths in a single battle against Ruskies?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:54 | 4485960 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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How would Putin react to 5000 Russian deaths? The same way as any other sociopath, with a drink.

He would feel that same as Obama.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:30 | 4486343 silvermail
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"How would Putin react to 5000 Russian deaths? The same way as any other sociopath, with a drink.

He would feel that same as Obama."

You are mistaken. In the war against Hitler Russian lost 30 million people. In the Russian military doctrine there is no concept of "unacceptable damage" if the question is about the protection of their country. At the same time, Russians consider that Crimea an integral part of Russia. Likewise, the same consider and think peoples of Crimea, which set in Crimea Russian flags.

NATO can not stop people from thinking like Russian and Russian feels. NATO can only kill them, as the Serbs in Bosnia. But the Russian army will not allow NATO to kill Russian people, on the Russian lands. EU and NATO crossed a very dangerous line, after which a massive nuclear strike from horror movies, becomes our common reality.


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:28 | 4484503 holmes
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Let Russia and the EU duke it out over Ukraine. USA needs to sit this one out. I think we've suffered a few too many head blows in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gotta stay on the sidelines.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:42 | 4484573 LawsofPhysics
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Good analogy, I suggest an eight game suspension.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:51 | 4484620 Mad Max
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If we could get other people into a hot war with Russia while we stay completely out, that would actually be a good strategy.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:56 | 4484658 superflex
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Yes, let's kill somemore  innocents in the name of a NWO.


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:55 | 4485383 silvermail
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"If we could get other people into a hot war with Russia while we stay completely out, that would actually be a good strategy."

Everyone understands that Russia - is not Iraq. All are ready to fight, but no one is ready to die. Direct collision forces near Russia's borders - is guaranted death for any army in the world. A remote war against Russia is impossible. Because they can instantly destroy all satellites and shut off JPS. Without JPS, U.S. soldiers will not be able to find an opponent. They just get lost and come out after 40 years, somewhere in Mongolia or India.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:16 | 4484774 Zwelgje
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The USA is the one who stirred up al this shit. Remember Vicky Nudleman on the phone with Pyatt?:

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:30 | 4484515 headhunt
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When obama told Putin/Medvedev that he will have "more flexibility" after the election, Putin is now saying; 'get flexible, this is going to hurt'

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:50 | 4484614 Dick Gazinia
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I am guessing that ole bath house Barry likes it rough.  Pound him like the dirty bitch that he is. 

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:54 | 4485962 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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It is tough being a "bottom".

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:30 | 4484517 Space Animatoltipap
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In the meantime Obama is powdering his nose while having some chat to create a US socialistic paradise.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:30 | 4484519 spellbound
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And those Russian military vehicles and armor are there for a parade.....Early preparations for May Day.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:34 | 4484537 headhunt
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Do the Russian months go 'January, February, May, March...'?

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