UN Envoy Kidnapped In Crimea... Or Not

Tyler Durden's picture

Just Bloomberg headlines for now which don't mesh well with the whole "detente" narrative, supposedly unleashed by Putin's conference yesterday in which he was said to "blink", which he didn't but algo-driven stocks are convinced he did and algos are always right:

  • UN ENVOY KIDNAPPED IN SIMFEROPOL, IFX CITES UKRAINE FOREIGN MIN
  • UN ENVOY SERRY'S CAR WAS STOPPED IN SIMFEROPOL: UKRAINE FOR.MIN

And the "confirmation":

  • UKRAINE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN CONFIRMS REPORT THAT UN SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE HELD IN CRIMEA

From Reuters:

Armed men seized Robert Serry, a special representative of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Ukraine's Crimea region on Wednesday, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry said.

 

Russian forces have taken control of Crimea in southern Ukraine. Serry was held in the region's main city, Simferopol, a ministry spokeswoman said.

It is certainly not clear who the kidnappers were. So just another provocation, simple lie, or for once, the truth?  We hope to find out soon.

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Update: and now we know the answer - lie and borderline provocation, once again by the Ukraine foreign ministry

  • DEPUTY U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL ELIASSON DENIES REPORTS U.N.  REPRESENTATIVE SERRY WAS KIDNAPPED, SAYS SERRY WAS THREATENED
  • ITN REPORTER WITH UN ENVOY IN CRIMEA ON TWITTER: UN SPECIAL ENVOY ROBERT SERRY WITH ME IN COFFEE SHOP. OUTSIDE LOCAL MILITIA BLOCK THE DOOR

Is it indeed the Ukraine's strategy to keep pushing with piece meal provocations for a hot war until Russia finally accepts the challenge?

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pods's picture

Well well well, that is fortuitous for the West.

pods

magpie's picture

Always count on the usual suspects reaching new lows.

Levadiakos's picture

Kidnapping an envoy will not sustain a rally. A couple ICBM firing sounds more like it

fonestar's picture

So when are the Greeks going to grow some balls?

SamAdams's picture

I was extremely pleased until I realized the name started with an "S", not a "K"... 

Dr. Engali's picture

The same could be said for the citizens of the U.S.

john39's picture

ignorance is the national passtime.  until americans wake up and realize that the MSM is designed to keep them in the dark about anything important, not much is going to change.  Sadly, this would require them to get off their asses, and proactively learn from diverse sources of information.  what are the odds?  On the brightside I guess, real change can result from a small minority waking up and influencing the herd (a fact which the shadow masters have exploited for a long time).

verbot's picture

Pre mining the next big cryptographic monies for Greece  to use are we fonestar.?Why not defuse this ww3 chachaboom with bitbombs? Virtually devastating yet easy to move around. Jus teasing.Fone. Nice to see do chen rolling bearing make the money back so i wont troll.

verbot's picture

Got to shill for usa watchdog again.Good episode. Also MK showed off Etherium the newest cryptographic monies service ._ that is all. Besides ww3 in the russian theater, oops feint to Syria ,no move  to obvious domestic  sqabble,no fient to._._._hmmm

superflex's picture

I'm Greek and I guarantee my balls are bigger than your bit brain.

123dobryden's picture

so much foreign subsidies, it had to show somewhere :)

magpie's picture

I am just wondering how long the new Ukrainian revolutionary regime can maintain its uh credibility and new-found world standing...MSM, EU and the USA will believe them no matter what.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

UKRAINE FOREIGN MINISTRY: KREMLIN IS BEAMING US WITH MIND CONTROL BRAIN WAVES

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"All your Envoy are belong to us!"

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

Those EU monsters in Kiev will probably kidnap a UN envoy themselves and kill him brutally and blame the Russians.

Hell, they shot their own protestors to take power, so this sure as hell is not out of bounds.

krispkritter's picture

Maybe we can trade Kerry for Serry 'because a horse in the barn is worth two in the bush.'  Whinning!

Oh regional Indian's picture

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name

no weight

no force

just feces

just face

long...

LawsofPhysics's picture

Correct.  Certain information will be kept from the public.

Same as it ever was.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

Zio-nazi propaganda counterstrike due to the latest release of an intercepted phone-bomb... Well, well, at least the sheep have something else to talk about now.

IridiumRebel's picture

Welcome to Crimea! Now place the fuckin bag on your head....JUST KIDDING! We are new governement installed by your NATO friends. 

LawsofPhysics's picture

Many things will now happen as guilty parties try to cover their tracks.

< meh >  Same as it ever was...

Dr. Engali's picture

You have to hand it to the alphabet agencies. They know how to stir the pot and twist things for public consumption. 

NOTaREALmerican's picture

Re:  They know how to stir the pot and twist things for public consumption. 

It's tough to admit, but the smart-n-savvy people are running things and - being smart-n-savvy - deserve to run things.

Survival of the fittest, bitchez!

KickIce's picture

They're corrupt, dishonest manipulative thieves that would sell their soul to the devil.  Without these disgusting traits would have been out of business in 2008 if not well before.

spellbound's picture

"It's tough to admit, but the smart-n-savvy people are running things and - being smart-n-savvy - deserve to run things."

When you realise that free will does not exist and we function in a deterministic universe, the notion of "deserving" evaporates like the morning fog. Just be aware that the ones who you say are smart and deserve their lofty position, are looking at you as this season's harvest. Do you "deserve" to be dinner?!?!?!

NOTaREALmerican's picture

Re:  Do you "deserve" to be dinner

In a survival-of-the-fittest society you are either a dumbass (food for the sociopaths) or a sociopath feasting on the dumbasses.

The question the people on here have to answer is:   how many years have you fantasized about having a survival-of-the-fittest society and - now that we've got one - are confused about suddenly realizing you're just food for the sociopaths.

Ness.'s picture

Not any more.  US Dep. Secretary says Serry was threatened, not kidnapped.  Stocks just loving this news.  This is fun isn't it?

Someone is REALLY afraid of letting the USD/JPY/SPY get that other shade of green today.  I wonder why?  We wouldn't want to misplace our overconfidence now would we?

disabledvet's picture

the West?

they're not doing anything.
so it would appear aren't the Russians.

President Putin is going to have to start sending in more troops to "get control" of the situation...further inflaming the situation.

This is Ukrainian territory assholes...either put the Ukrainians back in charge or pay for it with your life.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

Shouldn't you be in Syria or something...?

TrustWho's picture

I predict Putin will win this game and Obama will lose.

NOTaREALmerican's picture

Re: I predict Putin will win this game and Obama will lose.

I predict the top 10% will win and the dumbasses who love slow-motion eagles and flags will lose.

Spastica Rex's picture

Common people will lose, as usual - that's an easy prediction to make.

Iocosus's picture

If Putin was not on the same page as Obama and against the NWO, don't you think he'd have an "elimination list" of NWO leaders he'd be busy rubbing out.

The fix is in.

ebworthen's picture

U.N. sending "observers" to Crimea?

Talk about shoving a stick in a hornets nest.

It's almost like they're doing it on purpose, oh wait...

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

"Armed men seized Robert Serry(a bought and paid for shill working on behalf of George Soros the one who just lost his stake in that $5 billion investment), a special representative of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (who has blood on his hands also working for George Soros the one who just lost his stake in that $5 billion investment)in Ukraine's Crimea region on Wednesday, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry said".


Fixed it!

TrustWho's picture

Some Crimean group should perform and quick trial and hang him.

taketheredpill's picture

 

 

John Baird.  Please, please, please.

 

 

SpanishGoop's picture

The Ukraine foreign ministry spoke to soon, they did not had him yet.

Ransom 35 billion US.

glaucon was right's picture

Ah, just launch the nukes already.

ShrNfr's picture

16.55 The UN has immediately denied the reports that the UN's special representative to Ukraine was seized. He was apparently threatened by gunmen.

Question is one of whose gunmen.

bankonzhongguo's picture

It is clear that the "Euromaidan" colorless revolution part deux is imploding by the hour.

Ukraine could turn into Obama's Bay of Pigs, but it is up to Team-FSB/RT to push that narrative. Good luck with that comrades.

Poland is the foil that compels NATO to move "something" into Ukraine.  The same Catholics that made Solidarity the nail in USSR's coffin.

Even if it is just a few arm-chair generals. It won't be columns of tanks, but Europe has to show some resolve.  I suspect the same wankers from the Yugoslav Wars.  The drone activity over the region must be ramping up.

The only way to breath life into the Kiev faction is it move in NATO observers/cadre at the request of the West's new muppets to shore-up the "Free Syrian (strike that) Ukrainian Army."

And to think, Ukrainian ultra-nationalists are really pleading for Western bankers to save their day?  A true nationalist would default and tell Europe to freeze next Winter.

Should have stayed in Odesa playing canasta.

 

ebworthen's picture

John McCain appears to be almost completely unhinged.

Pressing Hagel in a CONgressional hearing about what the Pentagon knew about Russia moving troops into Crimea; face twitching, getting all scrunched up, hunching his shoulders, jerking the lapels on his suit to straighten it.

What a circus, what theater, send McCain to the local Shakespeare company, STAT!

And John, WTF would the U.S. do if they knew everything?  Squat.

buzzsaw99's picture

When it looked like they could get twenty-five years to life in prison just for skimming a casino, sick or no fuckin' sick you knew people were going to get clipped. [/Nicky Santoro]

ebworthen's picture

CNN reporting right now that Serry is being held against his will in a Cafe along with an ITN journalist as in Tweet above.

Told you the CNN crew was going to be "on top" of this; the anchorette comparing it to O.J. Simpson being accused of kidnapping holding someone in a hotel room.

SpanishGoop's picture

Against his will, he wanted to be held in a nudie bar.

 

tony wilson's picture

kid napped ya say?

 

is it baron ness ash ton

the bit of zionist rough

the rothschild dickless pointman bagman.

the old blairite friend.

child wrangling whore very populat with tory and labour  for her un kid collection operation mainly for sport and satanic blood ritual.

no

ok

i will get my coat