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Pro-Russia Gunmen Block OSCE Monitors Entering Ukraine; Stymie Obama's Plan

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One of the critical steps in President Obama's "off-ramp" de-escalation plan for the crisis in Ukraine was a so-called 'observer mission' by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to ensure that all citizens were being treated fairly. That 'plan' has hit a wall this morning as PTI reports that pro-Kremlin gunmen blocked the obersver entry. Seems like another red line just got crossed.

 

Via PTI,

Pro-Kremlin gunmen kept foreign observers from entering Crimea today as Russia welcomed the prospect of the Ukrainian peninsula joining the country amid the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

 

A convoy of vehicles from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) -- led by a police car and followed by two buses carrying the observers and a large number of cars waving Ukrainian flags -- were stopped at a checkpoint manned by armed men as they tried to enter Crimea for a second day.

 

The observer mission is a crucial part of the so-called "off-ramp" US President Barack Obama is pushing to de-escalate a crisis in Ukraine that threatens to splinter the ex-Soviet nation of 46 million along its cultural divides.

With Gazprom threatening their gas supplies, we await President Obama's response to this denial of his plan and the actions of his allies in Europe...

 

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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:57 | 4521308 MFLTucson
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Why does this man step aside and find somebody who knows what the hell they're doing. He's an embarrassment to the US.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:06 | 4521355 fooshorter
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<---- Andrew Jackson

<---- Ulysses S. Grant 

 

 

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:08 | 4521366 Patriot Eke
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Hasn't anyone explained to Mr. Obama that his teleprompters do not work on the Russians?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:11 | 4521386 Occident Mortal
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This is what happens when you elect an orator instead of a leader.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:13 | 4521400 LawsofPhysics
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"elect" - LMFAO!!!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:53 | 4521832 icanhasbailout
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Quick - take a vacation!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:20 | 4522875 RafterManFMJ
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Affirmative action, be it for firemen, engineers, doctors, fighter pilots or 'elected leaders' by definition leads to, shall we say, sub-optimal outcomes.

At some point even the memory of a meritocracy dissipates and you get what we have today, a racial spoils system where capacity and competence matter not a whit.

Unfortunenately for the Unicorn States of Amerika, other nations self-select the capable and intelligent and as such will trend over time to replace a nation such as the US that bases it's society and culture on lies and frivolities.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:14 | 4521402 john39
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he can read a teleprompter with the best of them, for sure.  but an orator? he is not...     contrast this clown to a JFK speech  (without a teleprompter)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:45 | 4521532 dontgoforit
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Can't the drones keep watch?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:52 | 4521569 FMR Bankster
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George was a pretty sharp guy. Too bad Wilson came along. To be fair to Wilson we were already drifting towards sticking our nose in others business before he took office. Maybe if Wilson hadn't had several strokes before he took office and was still able to read more than a sentence or two at a time he'd have come across Washington's farewell speech. Once politicians move to a warfare/welfare model they are tough to control.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:17 | 4522274 mvsjcl
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See Edward Mandell House. Dig to find out who he really worked for.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:17 | 4521413 Volkodav
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Any one not a useful idiot can see through the fake orations.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:43 | 4522726 Unknown User
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"two buses carrying the observers and a large number of cars waving Ukrainian flags -- were stopped at a checkpoint"

 

Impartiality aside, did they actually expect to get through a checkpoint by waving the enemy’s flag? Or the outcome was their plan to begin with.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:29 | 4521474 _ConanTheLibert...
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Did you mean erect?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:35 | 4521501 LMAOLORI
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:04 | 4521884 aVileRat
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Libertarians cheered on the Irish Independence movement who wanted liberty/home-rule. So what difference does it make ? If ZH and libertarians wanted to take a stand on reactionary politics, it's a little late. 1884 was a good place to start at.

Will ZH support Faluon Gong ? how about the Nacionalistas movement when Christina’s regime runs out of cash? Scottish independence ?

I think the facts to date on Ukraine are

- Yanukovich was found to be a Russian puppet who, imitating Putin stacked the courts & looted the state pension funds for his own welfare. The election was heavily stacked from east ukraine 'phantom ballots' with a less than 5% margin of victory, and no recount was accepted by the Yanukovich Presidency despite reports of vote fraud. (history rhymes, right United Russia?).

- Yanukovich, over the course of the last 6 years was found to have engaged in media supression and questionable asset sales. 5 reporters were killed in the reporting of the mass corruption of Ukranian state assets by Russian proxies or Odessian cartels.

- Skew of state law by Presidential decree last fall to give preferred tax status & commerce law to Russian shell companies. This pissed off plenty of Ukr. interests as the country did not ask for a Russian business bailout, but got one anyways amid the worst recession in the Ukraine since 1988. 

- After two of the worst crop harvests since 95, amid record droughts and farmer requests for support the sitting government agreed to negotiate for LOWER export prices with Russia vs. Ukranian grain farmers who wanted to have the LIBERTY to sell their grain abroad, specifically to Germany like Poland.

- Yanukovich promised that the EU trade issue would be opened at the loan/trade round. Promptly before the tabled meet-up, the President decided to accept a previously undisclosed deal with Russia, without consultation with either their Congress, the Rada or even his Euro counterparts.

- People protest after 6 years of blatant corruption & Russian cronyism, all the while, watching their real income fall 18% over his tenure. By context, US mean lifestyle income has only fallen by World Bank by about 3% in this period.

- After the first sit-in of protests were violently broken up, and protest leaders were reported to have been violently tortured & beaten, gunmen were engaged in the protests. If gunmen were purchased, can you blame them ? Lets look at the US Precedent protest; the Doughboy strike. The Ford Strikes. Were those Zionist plots ? I rest my case.

- Rather than admit who shot first, or Yanukovich stand trial for his role in using Intelligence agents against the strike protest leaders, he fled the country. In his wake, the looting of the country was validated and his personal direction against special interest groups was confirmed.

- Putin, despite having no record of ethnic protest or violence against Russian peoples in this ENTIRE soviet adventure activated Spetnaz assets in the Crimea that subsequently acted as unmarked militas to confiscate Ukranian weapons & kidnap troops. Last I checked this violated about 9 sections of the articles of war as well as 4 NATO-PACT treaties which are still active, including the Turkey Treaty '94 (sic).

- Not to be outdone, Putin decides to engage in economic warfare by sinking a Russian flagged ship to block a trade channel and the Ukraine navy.

- To add aggression to antagonism, Putin decides to cut all economic trade with Ukraine, causing a bank run. After a 40% real currency adjusted loss of national equity, Gazprom suggesting they will cut the gas flows, preventing their Urea & electro-chemical industrial East Ukraine from meeting their trade quotas is also pure coincidence.

So let's look at the score card:

Ukraine/Western aggression: 1? if we assume their only "sin" was protesting and then hiring gunmen. Can someone even cite a true Nazi action which the protestors have been fiat compli in ? Do half of you even know what the fuck a Nazi/Facist is ? If Svoboda is a Nazi group, you do realize how ironic it would be to claim they are a Zionist plot, right ?

Russia/Putinist Appachniks: 11 and that's being generous.

Putin has planned this for a long time now.

So, am I missing anything ? Seems like with all information on the table, Russia still is “evil” in this story arc.

 So with all that bullshit, foreign meddling & looting, what and why should the Ukrainian people NOT have the right to shake off their occupiers? Is there some sort of argument that invalidates a Ukrainian libertarian’s right to free trade & speech  but not a American Libertarian’s ?

I also find it amusing that everything is a Zionist plot in the eyes of some, and the whole notion that the US/NATO can cherry pick which liberty movements we chose to support or not.

So with all the facts to date on the table a simple question to ask yourself over the weekend:

If you were not born to the privileged life of a US gold-bug, and 40% of your Gross wealth was vaporized in the last 10 years, and you were given the opportunity to protest, would you ? If your country was not only offshoring jobs, but actively promoting the use of foreign workers in their local plants over you, and even changing the language of trade to a foreign tongue, would you be mad ?  For some of you, this would be your wet dream.

So what difference does it make my friends ? Why are you, the dregs of the comment section so rampantly anti-revolution ?

Are you afraid of standing for your Tea Party liberties ? Or are you willing to admit to yourself that Liberty is only a right for some, not for all. And certainly not, if that would mean your exceptionalist lifestyle is challenged or placed at risk.

If you are so ashamed to be American, and shy away from supporting liberty and self governance, when can NATO and the rest of the world expect the Tea Party / Ron Paul followers to begin requesting the Native peoples & Mexican free states returned to their rightful countries ? Should Mexico invade the south US to protect her national interests ?

Enjoy stacking and thinking.

Last time I'm speaking on the issue. Super Cereal this time, Al Gore pinkie swear.

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:26 | 4521464 whoisjohngalt11
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That Telepromter only works on a docile people with no testosterone left in them Putin gotta big pair and aint impressed with Obumma...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:09 | 4521640 Meat Hammer
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Vlad schools Barry daily on the "Chicago way".  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ScvAJG51V4

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:10 | 4521380 LawsofPhysics
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Given all the shit the people in this part of the world (and russia) have been through, they understand one thing all too well.

That being "when fraud is the status quo, possession is the law.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:12 | 4521391 Anusocracy
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<---- Useless idiot psychopathic rulers

<---- NOTA

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:14 | 4521404 SAT 800
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One would think they had plenty to occupy themselves in obtaining security and co-operation for Europe; rather than acting as propaganda vectors in the Crimea.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:20 | 4521434 Clark Bent
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Why didn't he step aside when his name was discussed as a candidate? Competence is not in his vocabulary. As a "progressive" fascist he is entitled to power because he is better than other people. Simple as that. He cannot fail because he is infallible by virtue of his fascist anti-American bona fides, and of course because he is black. His entire threat is that he will try to embarrass Putin with stories from so called uninterested observers who, like himself, are also fascistic and therefore above reproach. Obama forgets that it was the Soviet Union that taught him his ideology and tactics. Why whould he think they will allow them to be used against them by this silly pup? 

Checkmate for the Obam strategy. Now, wanna keep whining or simply admit there is very little we can do, and of course nothing that Obama will do, to deter his ideological touchstone. Obama is embarrassing, but quite frankly he has always been embarrassing. Turns out being clean, articulate, black, and possissing a controlled "negro dialect" are not very good qualifications in the real world, only in the subintellectual salons of American leftism. Some people are now forced to see that.  

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:35 | 4521498 MrTown3
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It is quite sad to watch.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:56 | 4521551 dontgoforit
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It's Woodrow Wilson all over again.  Russia will get Crimea - too late for anyone to do much about it short of a war.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:50 | 4524499 August
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Fortunately, the ultimate Ukraine deal-making will be between Vlad and Mutti Merkel.

The best that Obozo and "Kerry" can hope for is to avoid looking like fools. Oh, and killing large numbers of people.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:57 | 4521309 cossack55
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Maybe divert them to Palestine.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:58 | 4521311 TheFourthStooge-ing
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"Hey! We don't take kindly to your type around here..."

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:13 | 4521349 Independent
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Especially since they all worked for foreign intelligence agencies.

They should of ordered them out of the cars, stripped them naked, wrapped them up in red duct tape and put red lipstick on their faces, taken pictures, and sent them back to Brussels and DC.  Afterwards they should of released their picture with names and the Headlines, Gay Western Tourists attempt to Illegaly Enter Crimea Failed to Cross Our Red Line.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:29 | 4521733 Kayman
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I guess Barry will have to try another way to get CIA "observers" into the Ukraine.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:12 | 4521395 indygo55
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Slightly OT:

Paul Craig Roberts has an email from a person in Moldovia stating that people there are being paid 30 Euros a day to pose as Ukrainian protesters.

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/14/russia-attack-paul-craig-robe...

 

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:21 | 4521438 fonzannoon
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does anyone else picture Obama jumping around the white house imagining that he and Putin are the two main guys in this video blasting on the big screen in the background while he gets ready for his next conference call?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym0hZG-zNOk

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:11 | 4521649 Meat Hammer
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SEIUkraine?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:59 | 4521315 ShrNfr
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That's ok. Obama plans to urge the kiddies to borrow more money at a speech, and then go on to yav (yet another vacation) in Key Largo.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:59 | 4521317 Stoploss
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At some point the US will have to produce a real man to deal with Putin, like only a real man can do.

 

 

 

Unfortunately, there are none, nor have there been any since JFK.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:03 | 4521341 fonestar
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Like a man that wants to continue America's meddling in other parts or the world?  Like the very men who killed Kennedy?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:11 | 4521387 Stoploss
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"Like a man that wants to continue America's meddling in other parts or the world?  Like the very men who killed Kennedy?"

 

I rest my case..

Well done , i new i could count on you..

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:15 | 4521409 Anusocracy
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Well that man is Hillary.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:30 | 4521477 Dull Care
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What difference does it make?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:22 | 4521694 Real Estate Geek
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Oh God--I just "greened" fonestar.  FONESTAR!  What is going on in this crazy world that would drive me to that level of distraction?  Aaarrgggh!

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:06 | 4521357 thamnosma
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Yeah, Reagan couldn't handle the Soviets at all. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:12 | 4521396 Volkodav
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Well..how has that worked out in the long run?

Fixed?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:30 | 4521480 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Reagan couldn't handle the Soviets at all. 

You mean the guy who "proved that deficits don't matter"?

How'z that concept workin out for us now?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:50 | 4521553 HardAssets
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The whole 'Reagan brought down the USSR' meme is a fallacy. The whole 'star wars' scared them into breaking up is a fallacy.

The USSR - a central planning montrosity - was falling apart on its own. Their government, including the military/security complex sucked the economy dry.

US military spending expansion went into conventional, not strategic nuclear forces that would have been a mortal threat to the Soviets. They knew all that.

The Reagan military spending was out of control and on the credit card. It would give future American prez the tool for multiple new wars & was a great handout to the military-industrial complex. They made tons of money. It has added to the national debt and actually diminished the real, overall security (physical, in terms of liberty, financially, etc) of the vast majority of Americans.

 

P.S. - yeah, until I researched it for myself, -  I used to believe all that Reagan stuff too (reformed member of the 'right' side of the false 'right versus left' paradigm).

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:06 | 4521630 El Vaquero
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While the USSR would have collapsed on its own, Reagan did hurry it up.  It wasn't just military expenditures on their own, it was also dumping money into research projects that we already knew the answers to, but the Soviets didn't.  We already had a good idea what the effects of EMP were, but the Soviets didn't.  Our further research prompted them to spend a lot on research into the topic.  At the time, we could afford it.  They could not.  Reagan's involvement did change the timing of the collapse, but he did not cause the collapse. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:52 | 4521567 Unknown Poster
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"Mr. Putin, tear down this checkpoint."

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:10 | 4521381 therover
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So you are proposing to send Yellen over ?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:23 | 4521444 Clark Bent
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R-E-A-G-A-N, Remember Reykyavik? 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:41 | 4521519 TrustWho
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Stop.....Krushchev thought JFK was a pussy. This belief caused the Cuban missle crisis. JFK is the template to understand the danger Obama is creating.

Wikpedia....In addition to conveying US reluctance to defend the full rights of Berlin’s citizens, Kennedy ignored his own cabinet officials’ advice to avoid ideological debate with Khrushchev. Khrushchev outmatched Kennedy in this debate, and came away believing he had triumphed in the summit over a weak and inexperienced leader. Observing Kennedy’s morose expression at the end of the summit, Khrushchev believed Kennedy "looked not only anxious, but deeply upset…I hadn’t meant to upset him. I would have liked very much for us to part in a different mood. But there was nothing I could do to help him…Politics is a merciless business.”

Just a note, the Kennedy clan and the politically correct clan has tried to delete June 3-4, 1961 President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev in Vienna meeting from history. I am not surprised you did not know.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:59 | 4521318 Dollarmedes
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Obama is incompetent. He didn't even get the Russians to sign on to the deal before sending people in. Otherwise, it would've been Russians escorting these people and defending them from "mobs".

Of course, it was probably Russians at the checkpoint, but at least that would've been obvious had Obama asked for escort and the Russians refused.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:03 | 4521339 _ConanTheLibert...
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Obama could have asked for an escort yes.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:07 | 4521364 HardAssets
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Hmmm . . . I wonder if theyll let Russian observers into the next American elections ?

Yeah . . . . right.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:34 | 4521493 rwe2late
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 Unless of course,

the hope was to have the US-vetted convoy turned away

so the MSM can hyper-ventilate about 'Russia' blocking 'fair' elections.

Naaah

(couldn't be the kind of 'hope' Obama delivers .... could it?)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:59 | 4521319 Winston Churchill
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Well ,at least they didn't shoot them,yet.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:14 | 4521399 HardAssets
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The Russians need to use more subtle methods than the ole' USSR days.

They are far behind the west - - - who has most of its citizens in a public 'schooling', t.v., Hollywood, 'music' industry, Facebook induced fog. Export that globally and you have the makings of 'color revolutions'.  Make it 'trendy' to be a slave.

They do have RT . . and that's a modest start. Though RT seems more defensive than offensive in nature.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:54 | 4521573 topshelfstuff
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I don't usually watch CNN or any news, but wanted to see what's being put out. I was amazed to see the way Amonpour scolded Wolf Blitzer.

Russia-Ukraine debate sparks fiery exchange - YouTube 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-B1vWFdPXo

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:00 | 4521604 topshelfstuff
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this is really worth a read. I noticed the youtube didn't show all, so  I got the transcript

[[[ the missing part, not shown is in this transcript, begins , scroll down about 2/3 and look for Amanpour, Cohen comments ]]]

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1403/03/sitroom.01.html


 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:15 | 4521671 HardAssets
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topshelfstuff - thanks for the links. Probably like many of us here, I never watch mainstream media (even disconnected the t.v. ) So, I don't know what they put out there or what the general public thinks of any of this.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:00 | 4521322 buckwheat5000
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Why would they have cars with people waving ukraine flags? are they morons? guess they didn't really want to go to crimea 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:02 | 4521338 SharkBit
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Ploy for the media.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:34 | 4522049 waterwitch
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It's all George's fault

 

 

http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/soros-heavily-invested-in-ukraine-crisis/

 

Soros that is!  Sure does make sense with his put on the S&P

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:00 | 4521323 Carpenter1
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Observer mission= Spies scouting defenses

Same old tricks by old dog

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:23 | 4521446 Rory_Breaker
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We saw how that turned out in Libya

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:16 | 4521674 Meat Hammer
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And they thought they could get it past an old KGB agent.  Obama is a band geek in a room full of varsity football players.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:00 | 4521325 _ConanTheLibert...
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Good. Do we need to spell it out? Obama FUCK OFF!!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:04 | 4521344 b_thunder
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The "referendum" in Crimea will as "free and fair" as elections of Kin Il Sung, Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin.  99% turnout, and 99% in favor of separation.

Obama or No-OBama, the Evil Empire is back. Got it?  Georgia was attacked during Bush.  And he was all smiles with Putin as he was enjoying the olympics in beijing.  Wanna live in a free world then stop using their nat gas and oil.

 

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:22 | 4521439 Anusocracy
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Why worry? Democracy and voting is just a ruse.

The name of the country is irrelevant.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:39 | 4521515 Dollarmedes
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I'm leaning this way more and more.

I used to not know what to make of this, but then the Russians sank one of their own ships to block the Ukrainian fleet from escaping. That doesn't sound like the sort of thing a friendly "liberator" would do.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:04 | 4521345 Tracerfan
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The cars waving Ukrainian flags might be the problem.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:04 | 4521346 XRAYD
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Looks like US-Russia relations have been "reset" for sure ... or was Hillary right back in 2009 as below:

Russian media have been poking fun at the US secretary of state over a translation error on a gift she presented to her Russian counterpart.

Hillary Clinton gave Sergei Lavrov a mock "reset" button, symbolising US hopes to mend frayed ties with Moscow.

But he said the word the Americans chose, "peregruzka", meant "overloaded" or "overcharged", rather than "reset".

Daily newspaper Kommersant declared on its front page: "Sergei Lavrov and Hillary Clinton push the wrong button."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7930047.stm


 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:09 | 4521370 thamnosma
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No Russian speakers in Hillary's entourage?  What did they do -- use Google translate?  What a bunch of incompetent and dangerous ideologues.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:14 | 4521401 PT
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They're Americans.  They don't need to learn any foreign languages.  They just repeat themselves in English, a bit slower and a lot louder.

 

( I learnt this from watching movies. )

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:05 | 4521348 irie1029
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I would love to play Obama or his dimwitted advisors in a billion dollar chess match.  And I truely am not that good.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:37 | 4522067 waterwitch
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Perhaps you'd rather take on George.....

 

 

 

 

 

Soros.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:05 | 4521353 dbTX
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Somebody, quick, take the red chalk out of Obama's hand.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:13 | 4521398 DaddyO
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+1

He's already chalked himself into a circle of conundrum...

Yesterday's ZH article had the graphic.

DaddyO

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:06 | 4521358 Chupacabra-322
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Obama has been tasked with killing the U.S.dollar, and they have set this charade up in Crimea to blame the collapse on Putin and his Orthodox knights of the KGB...the enemy of the bolshevik / zionist bloc that controls America since the assassination of the Rockefeller power center.

We are just going to Kill the Dollar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:10 | 4521377 thamnosma
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They don't seem to be doing a very good job killing the dollar.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:11 | 4521390 LawsofPhysics
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short term, yes.  Think of this more as a morphine drip and pay attention to who is claiming title to real assets.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:15 | 4521405 slightlyskeptical
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Please, if they wanted to kill the dollar, they wouldn't have fought (started) all these wars to keep it as the world's reserve currency. They would have let Saddam sell his oil in gold for one, and it would have immediately caused much dollar distress.

There was an article here last week which said the dollar as reserve currency is much more important than a strong economy or market to the real folks calling the shots. I thought that it made sense.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:46 | 4521535 HurricaneSeason
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The only thing the Democrats and Republicans and Federal Reserve agree on is that China needs to double the value of their currency.  If that happens, the price of everything at Walmart doubles and the government can afford to pay it's entitlement promises when electric bills are $1000 a month.

They can still bomb Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and any other country that wants to go off the reservation and outside the Bank of International Settlements with their own currency or ideas without it being a conflict of interest.  Heroin from Afghanistan is probably keeping the banks going at this point.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:51 | 4521565 ptolemy_newit
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the dollar has one last longcycle (10years).

 

the Yuan will hold or depreciate as they contain the credit

 

Copper is gooing to break down

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:15 | 4521406 Bosch
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Orthodox knights/KGB/Bolsheviks/Zionists/Rockefellers   

Don't forget about the Branch Davidians...Eff them & their mothers too. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:49 | 4521556 zerozulu
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So new currency will have Obamber's picture and starts with 4 zeros?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:09 | 4521371 olle
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How stupid they are, Russia is a member of OSCE and West go there alone without any Russian delegation.... and they are surprised that they didn´t get in.... provocative or....???

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:09 | 4521372 Dr. Engali
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Hey Zero... I know how you can de-escalate.... Stay the fuck away. It's none of our business. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:09 | 4521376 B2u
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It is Friday....meaning it is the weekend for Obama....he is probably golfing right now...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:10 | 4521382 Kirk2NCC1701
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Maybe it's in the language/semantics.. the "Obama is from Venus, Putin is from Mars" thing.

E.g, When a woman says to a guy... "get off", he hears something else: for him to "get off".  ;-)

Saucy, yes, but you get the point.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:15 | 4521384 Chuck Knoblauch
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Sending a convoy of community activists to Crimea has failed.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPkezZOxbCY

 

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:11 | 4521388 The Wizard
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Jim Willie always has an interesting perspective on international monetary matters

Ukraine as the USDollar Waterloo

By: Jim Willie CB, GoldenJackass.com

http://news.goldseek.com/GoldenJackass/1394139780.php

 

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:14 | 4521624 Kirk2NCC1701
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Interesting?  Yes.  Original?  Hardly.  See 4521320

Gotta love these blog site writers, who search, sift and repackage a combo of ideas from various blogs.  Willie is not alone in this.  It's just... "good business", eh?  ;-)

At least TD and ZH have original material.  :-)

p.s. Note that I did not junk you, but merely had some 'fun' with the... obvious.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:14 | 4521403 fijisailor
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LOL.  Obama?  So what are your next plans ya bunch of corrupt western banker assholes?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:15 | 4521407 Kirk2NCC1701
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Now who would've thought that Asymmetric Warfare could be so bloodless and effective?

Certainly not the A-holes in DC, at the DOD or the CYA in Langley!  And if they did, they quickly realized that it'd be bad for the MIC.

I think that Goodwill Hunting held out for something better, and they got the B students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOZllbNarw

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:17 | 4521414 alien-IQ
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I think there's something wrong with my computer. The S&P appears to be RED....which, as we all know, is impossible.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:49 | 4521554 Winston Churchill
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Adjust your color scheme in the control panel.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:18 | 4521424 olle
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Send in Kerry, he´s one of the few that will survive a bullet through his head.... might ruin his haircut though.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:19 | 4521429 adonisdemilo
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Where were the observers when the EU/US sponsored snipers were having a party.

It's all BS, been going wrong since Syria, you would have thought they would have realised that they had been rumbled by now, but no, they keep pushing the destabilisation thing followed by "we're here to help, move aside" response.

Fuck off , crawl back under your respective stones.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:23 | 4521445 Joe A
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Russia part of OSCE but does not trust it very much: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_for_Security_and_Co-operation...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:26 | 4521450 beyondtheprogramming
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7. OžUJKA (March) 2014. 15:33 h - Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych suffered a heart attack and is in a Moscow hospital, the newspaper Komsomoljet, reports the Daily Mail.
 
The paper writes that Yanukovych situation very seriously. He was last seen in public a week ago when he held a press conference. Russian state president Vladimir Putin earlier denied information that Yanukovich had died of a heart attack, adding that he is alive and well.

 

go home, there will be no war with the Ukraine

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575419/Ousted-Ukrainian-preside...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:27 | 4521466 olle
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Nailgun..???

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:11 | 4521642 Kirk2NCC1701
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Dead men tell no tales.

The Holy Grail: "Not quite dead!  I think I could pull through.  Actually, I think I'm getting better."  [whack]

"Bring out your dead, bring out your dead."

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:25 | 4521710 Chuck Knoblauch
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The Russians have the best witness protection program in the world. If you have enough money, you can vanish forever. Someone should do a story on this fascinating subject.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:25 | 4521454 nantucket
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who do you think will win this game of nerve and brinksmanship?  a KGB agent who rides a horse, shirtless, with a falcon perched on his shoulder,...or a community activist riding a girls bike while wearing mom jeans.  i'd say the KGB guy has an edge here.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:47 | 4521543 hookah
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Yeah Putin wins Cult of Personality contest of the decade.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:07 | 4521637 Griphook
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And THAT really miffs Obama.  

Putin took one look at Obama's personality cult and easily out-did him.  Like boys in the locker room, now Obama has cult envy.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:31 | 4521738 Chuck Knoblauch
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The Queen's cult consists of old fags who patrol high school parking lots looking for boys after school hours.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:53 | 4521833 RevRex
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Don't you know it's "raysisststs" to say anything about Obama's homosexual activities?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:27 | 4521972 Chuck Knoblauch
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KaWSOlASWc

 

Little Joe never gave it away in Hawaii either. :)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:28 | 4521720 Chuck Knoblauch
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Putin is the most interesting man in the world guy. I wonder what beer he drinks?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:25 | 4521455 olle
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Intresting article on the subject, by Kissinger from The WP.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/henry-kissinger-to-settle-the-ukr...

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:50 | 4521561 adonisdemilo
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@olle

Is that pompous git still spouting bullsit?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:30 | 4521478 Johnny Cocknballs
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Stupid Russians... failing to heed the decrees of the King of Earth, The One, Puppet of the ZOG, His Highness, Barry Soetero.

 

Does Barry imagine himself Global Emperor...for realsies?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:30 | 4521481 Reaper
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Obama lies. Obama's chosen hacks sent to Crimea will lie. Better to block them now, than deal with their lies later.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:20 | 4521689 NOTaREALmerican
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You mean cut Big-MIC so we can't afford to be an Empire anymore?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:31 | 4521485 olle
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Kissinger:

"In my life, I have seen four wars begun with great enthusiasm and public support, all of which we did not know how to end and from three of which we withdrew unilaterally. The test of policy is how it ends, not how it begins."

"For the West, the demonization of Vladimir Putin is not a policy; it is an alibi for the absence of one."

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:57 | 4521584 adonisdemilo
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@olle

The public, the lied to, conned public, supported with great enthusiasm the most recent wars that nobody knew  how to end but we know how and why they started, DEFENDING KISSINGER'S BLOODY PETRO DOLLAR, so that little shit needs to keep his head below the parapet

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:12 | 4521656 olle
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@adonis.. I´m not a fan of his ideas and work back in seventies.... I was on the barricades back then... there was as much lies then as it is now... but he is, today, a fraction smarter than Kerry.... and by age, and not being in the center turmoil, your head clears and you might se things from a different point of view....

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:12 | 4521927 adonisdemilo
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@olle

He was the architect of the petro dollar as we now know it,

the reasons to defend it are manifested in all the wars that the US have been involved in ever since he got the Saudi's on board.

Just because what he did was in the 60's and 70's doesn't excuse any of the actions taken since to defend that.

The man is responsible for unbelievable fallout if you were to add up the costs associated with his politicking.

Even if his head has cleared with time, he can't, and neither can anybody else undo what has been done by the US to defend the petro dollar.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:23 | 4522607 olle
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I came up with a good answer.. and then understand ...sorry @adonis... agree, take care man

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:20 | 4521968 Lin S
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Henry is old now and fears going to Hell, as well that he should, because that is most certainly where he's going to end up.  Thus the "dove" mantra.

LOTS of blood on his grubby little rat claws.

 

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:39 | 4522081 adonisdemilo
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Too late now, Satan has his number

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:22 | 4521696 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  it is an alibi for the absence of one."

I thought our policy was to undermine governments that oppose us?   

Isn't that what we're paying Big-MIC for?   

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:35 | 4521500 rsnoble
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Putin would be fucking stupid to let them in.  If Russia wanted to send it monitors the EU and US would raise hell as well.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:41 | 4521520 horseman
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Eventually, this is what is going to happen to the American s/w.  The Mexican govt has been involved in the reconquista for decades sending their poor into the region to repopulate it.  As their population here grows, the Mexican president makes more and bolder demands including claims for food stamps and other welfare from the US.  When the amnesty happens, he will be in a position to use Putins game plan and reclaim most of the region.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:19 | 4521686 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  When the amnesty happens, he will be in a position to use Putins game plan and reclaim most of the region.

Christ, they can have it.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:46 | 4521533 TrustWho
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JFK is the template to understand the danger Obama is creating. Krushchev thought JFK was a pussy. This belief caused the Cuban missle crisis. 

Wikpedia... 1961 Vienna meeting....In addition to conveying US reluctance to defend the full rights of Berlin’s citizens, Kennedy ignored his own cabinet officials’ advice to avoid ideological debate with Khrushchev. Khrushchev outmatched Kennedy in this debate, and came away believing he had triumphed in the summit over a weak and inexperienced leader. Observing Kennedy’s morose expression at the end of the summit, Khrushchev believed Kennedy "looked not only anxious, but deeply upset…I hadn’t meant to upset him. I would have liked very much for us to part in a different mood. But there was nothing I could do to help him…Politics is a merciless business.”

Just a note, the Kennedy clan and the politically correct clan has tried to delete June 3-4, 1961 President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev in Vienna meeting from history. I am not surprised you did not know. Krushchev had more actions from Kennedy to convince him that Kennedy was an American brat and pussy.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:00 | 4521600 RevRex
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I love how cowards and pussies down arrow you, yet make no attempt to refute your factual post.

 

Democrat cocksuckers are like that when you criticize one of their heros.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:19 | 4521685 Pullmyfinger
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Just so you know. You also get thumbed down around here just for being a shallow, uneducated moron.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:28 | 4521722 TrustWho
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I knew a Kennedy fact that harms the Kennedy myth would be seen as an attack by the ignorant, but I thought there woulld be more support on ZH board. Oh well, you learn everyday.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:57 | 4521844 RevRex
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I gave you one for being a cowardly, ignorant, lying  homosexual who calls names in a lame effort to demonize those who you are unable to refute!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:07 | 4521632 Pullmyfinger
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Please stop posting.

JFK-Nikita Khrushchev Relationship Explained By Khrushchev's Granddaughter

"Nina Khrushcheva, the granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, joined HuffPost Live on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to dispel myths about the Kennedy-Khrushchev relationship.

"Addressing the idea that Khrushchev was unimpressed with Kennedy due to his age, Khrushcheva told HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps that after initial doubts, "He actually had a great affinity for President Kennedy."

"Khrushchev was not the only one in the family who was impressed with JFK. Khrushcheva, who is a professor at The New School in New York, revealed this historical detail with Zepps:

"My grandmother was absolutely in love with JFK, she thought he was fantastic. When he was killed, she wrote a personal note and personally brought it to the United States Embassy in Moscow to express her own tragedy, because she was very fond of JFK and his wife."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/jfk-nikita-khrushchev_n_4325741...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:24 | 4521701 TrustWho
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OMG, you believe huffington post....especially on this issue. HA HA HA....you are funny.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:58 | 4521860 RevRex
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Nina Kruscheva???

 

What an idiotic non-rebuttal of the earlier stated facts.

 

Please stop posting, you're an idiot.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:45 | 4522111 Chuck Knoblauch
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Fidel Castro said later in life that he too admired JFK. I found it interesting, and retrospect, that he said Kennedy was "too young". I think Fidel may have been talking about himself too at that time. Too naive, and too inexperienced to deal with organized crime and its scum bags.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 15:02 | 4522201 Chuck Knoblauch
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How would you have reacted under similar circumstances to a crazy man telling you that he's willing to destroy the world unless he gets what he wants? Krushchev fought the Germans at Stalingrad in WW II. Do you know what happened at Stalingrad? Krushchev was a crazy Ivan.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:53 | 4521571 mr.n3utr0n
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Go Joe Go!!!

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:48 | 4521576 RevRex
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Obama's Plan? Seriously?

 

Obama's only plans are to score some more blow from Jay-Zee, then trot off on another taxpayer financed homosexual excursion to suck on Reggie Love's nutsack.....Bobby Ticomb's, if he goes to Hawaii...both if the taxpayers buy Reggie another vacation there.

 

Why do you suppose that the Socialist Semite democrat Media has been helping Obama cover up for his homosexual infidelity to 'the lovely Michelle'?

 

Imagine if Bush was having a homosexual affair in the WH!

 

Why does the media cover up for democrat Presidents but not for Republican Presidents if both parties are  the same?

 

 

EDIT...A question for the downarrowing cowards: Which one of Obama's homosexual buddies will he be vacationing with during this criis?

 

You sniveling limpdix downarrow me because I am right!!!

 

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/07/oh-no-obama-may-have-to-cut-third-vacation-this-year-short-because-of-ukraine/#!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:17 | 4521945 Chuck Knoblauch
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The Queen's mission is to look like a humanitarian, but act like a theif in the night. How do you accomplish that when your adversary uses the same surveillance tools? Both sides are listening and watching each other. World peace has come down to a game of chicken.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:50 | 4522138 Dr. Engali
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I think you're getting down arrowed because you painted an image that can not be unseen.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:08 | 4521586 ThisIsBob
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See if I got this right:  The president has sattelites, U-2's, drones, NSA, CIA, (et al.) 24 hour monitorting of the internerts, etc., yet he has to send in a busload of "observers"  to find out whats going on?

I want my money back.

 

 

 

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:10 | 4521914 Chuck Knoblauch
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The difference between Russia and Iraq is that Russia has all those tools too, and seems to be able and willing to expose all covert activities to the world's media. This is a propaganda war as much as it is a financial war and military war. Both sides want to look humanitarian and just.  

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:58 | 4521591 ross81
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"a large number of cars waving Ukrainian flags"

So they could've been full of Right Sector/Svoboda "activists" determined to provoke violence in Crimea which the MSM of course would blame on Russia. Like Kerry and assorted Eurocrats saying that any deaths or violence in Maidan would be the fault of Yanukovich. Heads I win, tails you lose.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:03 | 4521618 marcusfenix
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the Crimean parliament already voted to rejoin Russia, the majority of the local population seem cool with it and the Russian parliament is set to ratify the whole thing on the 21st. so what's the issue here Obama, these people seem to want this, they appear to be determining their own future in a peaceful, democratic process and isn't that what this is all about? isn't that what you are standing up for? isn't that what all the death and bloodshed Washington has wreaked across the globe all for? 

isn't it telling that in Crimea where the US state department has had limited or no influence there hasn't been all the gun fire, violence and death we saw in  Kiev? nobody burnt to death in Molotov showers, no city hall engineers dragged in front of a crowed and shot in the head, no local government administrators and their families slaughtered.

oh, wait you mean to tell me there not covering that on CNN?  hmm...well I guess in that case it must not really be happening right?

the Russian's and local Crimean's are not stupid, they vote to leave the Ukraine which is to be plundered, pillaged and raped by western banksters and as if on cue truck loads of western appointed "observers" show to check on the situation? even the blind can see the writing on that wall. while I commended the restraint being shown by those guards in blocking Obama's community organizing, molotov cocktail throwing, zieg hiel goose stepping insurgent army, I would not think any less of them if they became more persuasive in their efforts.

the white house and the state department need to recognize the situation for what it is and stand down before it's to late, I guess there just going to have to be happy with only destroying half a country this time around. pursing this any further makes them look that much more incompetent, psychotic, despotic and the longer this drags on the more it puts us all at risk.         

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:26 | 4521716 Zadig
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"they appear to be determining their own future in a peaceful, democratic process and isn't that what this is all about?"

Self determination, and especially secession, is only allowed when it benefits the empire.  Like in Yugoslavia.  If it isn't seen as good for the empire, then it's clearly in violation of some law and must be stopped.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:36 | 4521767 Dull Care
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Posts like this are why Zero Hedge is the best. Bravo. Slava Rossii.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:00 | 4521868 Chuck Knoblauch
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The Queen is the figurehead of a banking cartle who feel entitled to Crimea. They aren't going to stop until someone hurts that banking cartel. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:47 | 4522126 TrustWho
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Marcus,....You seem confused. A minority group of Gays have cowered the majority in America and overturned State Constitutions to gain Marriage Rights for the Gays. The Pro- Ukaranian citizens in Crimea are the MINORITY, so Obama is baffled and completely confused with his failure in Crimea against Putin.

I say the solution is to export the American LGBT community to Crimea and let them fight the homophobic pro-Russian and Russian community supporting Putin. Obama has a powerful weapon, because the Gay Religion is less tolerant than the Taliban.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:16 | 4521677 Son of Captain Nemo
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It's the only security containment move Putin can make at this time considering the filthy tricks that have been played on him.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:29 | 4521731 peakaboo
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whrere is Rob Ford when you need him

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