This page has been archived and commenting is disabled.

After Annexing Crimea, Russian Troops Are Piling Up By The East Ukraine Border

Tyler Durden's picture


Despite the relentless protests of Kiev, and of course the G7 group of world's most indebted nations, in the past two weeks Vladimir Putin once again succeeded in outplaying the west and annexed the Crimea peninsula without firing a single shot (granted there is still potential for material situational deterioration, one which would involve military participation by NATO whose outcome is not exactly clear). The market has "priced in" as much, with prevailing consensus now dictating that Russia will preserve its foothold in the Crimea however without additional attempts for annexation: certainly Poland is hoping and praying as much.

However, as the following photos taken on the Russian side of East Ukraine, next to Belgorod, the Russian airborne troops ("VDV") are now piling up, only not in Crimea, which needs no further Russian military presence, but ostensibly to prepare for the next part of the annexation: that of Russian-speaking east Ukraine.

On the clip and pictures below, one can see Russian troops on the move near the border with Ukraine in the Belgorod Oblast, about 20 kilometers from the border with Ukraine near Kharkiv:

?????? ???????

?????? ???????

?????? ???????

The indicative location:


Meanwhile, on the birder with Crimea, Ukrainian troops are digging in and mining fields in anticipation of Russians rolling out of the Penninsula:

H/T @raymond_saint,, mkoinov


- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:54 | 4540327 Aussie V
Aussie V's picture

Talking about Barry and golf......does Barry bend over and pick up his own balls or, dies he have an aid do it??

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:16 | 4540416 dexter_morgan
dexter_morgan's picture

Same guy that holds the umbrella so he doesn't get wet.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:14 | 4540587 grekko
grekko's picture

Nope, his gay boy caddy picks his balls.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:28 | 4541199 lakecity55
lakecity55's picture

he fondles reggie's balls. i don't think they actually play golf.

"Ooooohh, Reggie, I see your trouser snake moving."
"Come closer, Bath House, I'll eat your little mouse."

(slurp slurp slurp)

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:57 | 4540333 Chuck Knoblauch
Chuck Knoblauch's picture

The flash point is East Ukraine. Blackwater mercenaries vs. the VDV.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:13 | 4540579 grekko
grekko's picture

Well, what can we say?  Good riddence to Blackwater.  Spetznaz will wipe their azz with them.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:00 | 4540354 1stepcloser
1stepcloser's picture

Early May Day Preparations...nothing to see here, move along, move along

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:20 | 4540422 Gringo Viejo
Gringo Viejo's picture

You Go Vlad! Fuck these neo-con cocksuckers that stole my Country! I Love America....I owe everything to Her....fuck these sociopaths that have destroyed Her.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:51 | 4540516 22winmag
22winmag's picture

Hear hear!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:11 | 4540573 grekko
grekko's picture

Hopefully Vlad doesn't have anything against ZH'ers and will free us from these two bit overlords.  Well, they aren't my overlords, my mind broke free of their machine 25 years ago.  I'm currently just trying to get my wallet back.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:03 | 4540446 Sirius Wonderblast
Sirius Wonderblast's picture

I notice a decontamination unit on that train. Clearly expecting DU and other nasties on the battlefield.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:28 | 4540450 Last of the Mid...
Last of the Middle Class's picture

Listened to O"dipshit at the press conference today and I still claim something is rotten in Crimea. He went out of his way to use every political phrase you could think of to describe the repercussions that will happen to Putin including aggressive diplomatic conversations with the POSSIBILITY of economic sanctions maybe at sometime in the future. IMHO this is a dog and poney show from hell. At one point the Ukranian diplomat almost stated there would be no application of force, though I forget his exact phrase. What a crock.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:30 | 4540456 americanspirit
americanspirit's picture

I want to see Barry put on  Dukakis style tanker helmet(ears sticking straight out the sides) and lead the first column of US tanks into the easten Ukraine - backed up by his XO Potty-mouth Nuland flying a "Fuck Putin" banner. I would pay to see that.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:53 | 4540524 Husk-Erzulie
Husk-Erzulie's picture

I'm seein' it right now.  Brilliant image, LOL.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:07 | 4540560 grekko
grekko's picture

Save your money until I open up my business.  I'm going to open a Coliseum, with lots of hungry lions and tigers.  Just drag in the politicians, bankers, CFTC members, SEC porno addicts, and a shit-load of judges and the show will begin.  I'm looking for sponsers, food & beer vendors, and some people to pick up the leftovers.

Remember, you heard it here first.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:30 | 4540457 gnomon
gnomon's picture

If I were Putin, I would take Odessa and call it a day.  And when the reporters ask him why he could say, "I really don't like that rat bastard in the White House, and I wanted to rub his nose in his own excrement one more time.  And besides it makes me laugh".

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:36 | 4540465 shankster
shankster's picture

In other even more disturbing news. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas believes the US Constitution is 400 years old.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:02 | 4540550 grekko
grekko's picture

It might as well be 400 y.o.  Nobody in DC has ever read it anyway.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:39 | 4540476 22winmag
22winmag's picture





On another note:, Attention brave men and women in the U.S. military... the time to pull the plug on this shitshow and hold your commanders accountable (yes, including that coffee colored fag in the White House) is fast approaching.


It's your duty to protect this country against all enemies. The domestic enemies in suits and ties and carrying golf bags need to be stopped before it really is too late.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:53 | 4541177 lakecity55
lakecity55's picture

hell yeah!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:06 | 4540787 emersonreturn
emersonreturn's picture

thank you Lumberjack

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:23 | 4540879 pupdog1
pupdog1's picture

OMG...  Henry looks like he swallowed the Goodyear blimp.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:41 | 4540491 shovelhead
shovelhead's picture

Vlad on phone with Obama:

"Da, we take beach front...

You can have debt. Put extra for gaz please.

Trolololo ahahaha lolololo."

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:44 | 4540501 news printer
news printer's picture

The acting defense minister said Ukraine had only 6,000 combat-ready infantry compared to more than 200,000 Russian troops on its eastern borders.

The defense chief said only 6,000 people out of 41,000 currently serving in the armed forces “are prepared to perform combat tasks.”

According to the report, less than 20 percent of armored vehicle crews have sufficient training.

Over 70 percent of tanks and other armored fighting vehicles are “outdated Soviet-made T-64 tanks that have been in service for 30 years and more.”

“Out of 507 combat planes and 121 attack helicopters, only 15 percent are serviceable,” the report reads. “Because of poor training of crews, only 10 percent of them are capable of performing combat tasks.”

As of March 1, only four vessels of the Ukrainian Navy are battle-ready: the Navy flagship Hetman Sahaydachniy, the Ternopil anti-submarine corvette, the Slavutych command ship and the Kostiantyn Olshansky large landing ship.

“These ships are incapable of any actions threatening [Russia’s] Black Sea fleet,” the report reads.

The country’s air defense troops have also received little training because of the 2001 ban on missile launches imposed after the crash of a Russian Tu-154 passenger jet.

According to the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee, the plane with 78 people on board was downed by a wayward Ukrainian S-200 surface-to-air missile during military training exercises.

The ban was lifted in 2008, but so far only 10 percent of Air Defense Forces servicemen “have mastered the required level of theory and practice,” the report said.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:59 | 4540545 Volkodav
Volkodav's picture

Only 6000 are prepared to perform combat tasks....


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:35 | 4540676 Jack Burton
Jack Burton's picture

I understand that for years most Ukrainian military spending has simply been stolen.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:17 | 4541051 kurt
kurt's picture


That's different how?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:14 | 4541425 Volkodav
Volkodav's picture

I am told now the Ukr equipment that is operable is worn out Russian stuff for most part.

Badly maintained battle tanks many with surface rust. Friend said some looks almost like abandoned mine equipment in Appalachia.

Expect Kiev to do a lot of begging...


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:45 | 4541331 Volkodav
Volkodav's picture


There is hundreds of hectares of abandoned tanks and other armor, trucks which I under stand would not take too much for operation...but lack of parts that Russia will not provide now...Aircraft also, but much more required and for most part basically obsolete considering.

Not all is graveyard yet, just parked and abandoned, but doubtful the Ukes could get it going much, but Russia could... 

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:42 | 4540942 goldinpenguin
goldinpenguin's picture

If the Urainian goverment isn't willing and able to defend their eastern borders then soon they won't have any eastern borders to defend. There's a power vacuum that Vlad is willing and able to fill.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:49 | 4540511 Chuck Knoblauch
Chuck Knoblauch's picture

Pirate gold arrives at NYC's Federal Reserve Syndicate. Thank you Ukraine!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:52 | 4541173 cheetahbaby
cheetahbaby's picture

Strange how quickly gold can leave Ukraine for the U.S., but how slow it has been moving back to Germany.......

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:53 | 4540517 Bear
Bear's picture

Of course, once you annex Crimea, you need unfettered access from Mother Russia ... and as long as Obama plays golf, I am sure that VP feels he has free reign to send his tanks everywhere (as does Iran, NoKo, Hamas, AlQ, and every other 8th century dicto-crat) ... Russia has had Czars for a thousand years so why would we think this is going to change? Is it because we are all 'Progressives' now? 

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:55 | 4540536 Husk-Erzulie
Husk-Erzulie's picture

<--- Russian armor in Kiev within days.

<--- No way, he wouldn't dare.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:56 | 4540537 q99x2
q99x2's picture

Just when the globalists fRAUD is catchint up with them and are broke from funding the DHS, NSA and destroying the MidEastern Nations, now this.

I want to file a complaint. This could affect my FAFSA.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:59 | 4540544 RevRex
RevRex's picture

Worry not, Obama is organizing a beer summit.......with Reggie Love and Bobby Titcomb...



and remember "it's not really sex" if Obama just sticks (it) to extramarital homosexual affairs. 

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:02 | 4540551 are we there yet
are we there yet's picture

Putin has a great poker face, is a skilled poker player (aligory), but if he double downs on a bad hand he will runs out of poker chips badly.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:14 | 4540583 Bear
Bear's picture

But you forget that his opponent folds on every winning hand held.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:05 | 4540781 Jadr
Jadr's picture

You messed up your analogy by mixing up card games.  I can tell you aren't a good poker player.  You aren't able to "double down" in poker, that is a blackjack term.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:37 | 4540923 are we there yet
are we there yet's picture

Obama makes up his own rules. So Jadr, is the game blackjack racist?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:20 | 4541066 lotsoffun
lotsoffun's picture

jadr - bingo!  and putin isn't playing poker.  that's a game of chance and bluff.  he's playing chess.  it's for thinkers, there is no 'chance'.  it's calculated moves and only possible mistakes.  even idiot savants haven't been discovered that can play chess successfully.  and our american commander in chief and his teleprompter are lucky to be able to show up on time for what might be tomorrow's face time event.



Thu, 03/13/2014 - 01:33 | 4541938 Angry White Dude
Angry White Dude's picture

not quibbling with your main point, but poker is (according to at least one judge) a game of skill :)

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:58 | 4541193 cheetahbaby
cheetahbaby's picture

Looks like Putin is holding some pretty good cards to me.  

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:19 | 4540591 magpie
magpie's picture

Putin is garbage, the USA should station a X-band radar in Kiev immediately.

If that option is unaffordable, it should sink an AEGIS cruiser in Odessa.

(Hey, white guys ruled by coffee douche, we gooks know that your MDF does not work.)


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:22 | 4540621 Philalethian
Philalethian's picture

It is amazing that after all the hoaxes pulled off on the world's people, they still fall for the lies and dis-information to fool  the sheeple into following the pied piper of death and evil all the way to hell.

Exposed: CIA NATO and NGO's created the Ukrainian Crises:


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:23 | 4540624 windcatcher
windcatcher's picture


Ukraine summary by Dr. Roberts is a must see.

I would also like to add: The insane tyrant neo-con criminals in charge that have successfully overthrown our American Constitution and destroyed our American Free Enterprise Capitalist System that was FREE from monopolies---- Want and need War!

The great “American Dream” (you can work hard and be successful) and the right to “Self Determination” (freedom of the people to choose their own government and not be controlled by another country) are dead concepts destroyed by back-door illegal ex post facto laws.


War! The criminals have been at war with the American People for the last 30 years! What exactly do you think the Police State have planned for you in a major war?

If you desire your American economy and democratic government (government of, for and by the people) back, you will have to fight for it like your forefathers did.



Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:26 | 4541470 RevRex
RevRex's picture

Why don't you just call NeoCons Jewish Bastards?


Or why not call them Neo Coms, as in New Communists?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:52 | 4541564 windcatcher
windcatcher's picture


In reply to RevRex: I did not call the neo-cons Jewish bastards because not all Jews are bastards.

I did not call the neo-cons Communist because they are the oppisite of Communism.

I will call the neo-cons “FASCIST” because that is what they are: Fascism is building of Empire with the merger of government with the multinational corporations which is the oppisite of the American Free Enterprise System of Capitalism.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:37 | 4540685 royal
royal's picture

No need to stop at just Eastern Ukraine.

Russia needs to go ahead and annex the whole country.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:52 | 4540740 TicoTiger
TicoTiger's picture

Meanwhile, following the usual (these days) breaking (unconfirmed) news stories that zero hedge put online:

After Annexing Crimea, Russian Troops Are Piling Up By The East Ukraine Border

Russia has given permission to Kiev to send a special Ukranian surveillance flight to confirm that there are no Russian troops near the eastern Ukraine border.


Much as I respect this site, the Tylers are increasingly guilty of anti-MSM BS which is as far from the truth as CNN and FAUX. 


Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:12 | 4541804 SilverIsMoney
SilverIsMoney's picture

Dude, do you even realize what your source is? Not saying ZH is right but you're basically saying Russia is saying Russia isn't doing this- See ZH is wrong! What?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:53 | 4540742 jtg
jtg's picture

It would not bother me to see the Russian army protect the Russian majority in Eastern Ukraine.

And also issue an ultimatim to NATO that if one NATO boot steps into Ukraine then Russia will take Western Ukraine as well.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:57 | 4540753 WTFUD
WTFUD's picture

@ News Printer
Your post cannot receive up nor down arrows. Maybe NSA is viewing your info as classified. Cheers

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:06 | 4540792 news printer
news printer's picture


when You use blockquote (which I forgot to correct)

You are unable to vote: up and down

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:06 | 4540810 news printer
news printer's picture

Tyler is ok

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:06 | 4540789 Reptil
Reptil's picture

Eemm... no, Crimea was not annexed. The troops were already there, there is a TREATY in place.
It's possible the russians will move in southern and eastern provinces, if there's a provocation.
This looks like a response to the Ukranian deployment of troops though.
Why? Things are moving favourably for the russians. The people in those povinces are vey pro russian.
They'd be STUPID to start some fight.
Of course I might be wrong and it might be a tactic, but so far they're trying to avoid the stigma of agressor:

Oh... all the fucktards still thinking the USA has clean hands in this? Or has control over neo-nazi armed groups?
don't think so.
But we're supposed to "support" them, right? even if it means trowing nukes?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:44 | 4540949 atthelake
atthelake's picture

During all wars there are shortages and if this happens, oil and everything else, will cost several times what they do today.


STOCK UP, if you can, on food, drink, meds, organic seeds and supplies when they're ON SALE. Do it now because this could happen in a very short time.


Protect yourselves. This could be bad.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:55 | 4540982 real
real's picture

at least cnn knows whats imporant


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:57 | 4540985 Runs-With_Toast
Runs-With_Toast's picture

Go Russia

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:58 | 4540990 Runs-With_Toast
Runs-With_Toast's picture

From RT.

Russia allows Ukrainian surveillance flight to confirm no troops near border
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:20 | 4541062 tradingdaze
tradingdaze's picture

If the west is not careful Russia will start using drones which results in the unintended consequnce of killing innocent women and children.

What dispicable people would do such a thing.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:32 | 4541119 Chuck Knoblauch
Chuck Knoblauch's picture

The Queen says we stand with Ukraine. Sorry turd, I don't stand with Ukraine. Don't speak for me. I didn't vote for you, and I do not recognize your regime as legit.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:25 | 4541269 lakecity55
lakecity55's picture

Same here. Let Her High-Ness take the USGF (US Gay Forces) over to Kiev.

"RentBoy Defeated at Kursk"

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:53 | 4541880 Runs-With_Toast
Runs-With_Toast's picture

she and the other fake royals are parasites, she suks farts from that creepy old prince

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:39 | 4541133 Never One Roach
Never One Roach's picture

The Russkies are coming after our Walmart girls...better lock them up until McCain and Kerry can work things out.


[snicker, snicker...]


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:59 | 4541194 nah
nah's picture

send John McCain over there and get em' then bitchez

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:15 | 4541243 SilverIsMoney
SilverIsMoney's picture

I had a co-worker today tell me America has to kill Putin because he's a threat to the whole world. He's a baby boomer, of course, fuckers. I swear to god... here we go man... Putin's going to keep pushing until America pushes back. I think Russia and China are ready. The game is close to over.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:34 | 4541298 Volkodav
Volkodav's picture

Correction..America is gonna keep pushin till...


Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:50 | 4541345 rustymason
rustymason's picture

Wouldn't it be great if our leaders loved their own people as much as Putin loves his? Instead, our leaders worship blacks, jews, and other third world invaders, and they stack all of the millions of laws and policies against us and our children.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:26 | 4541471 22winmag
22winmag's picture




Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:06 | 4541399 RevRex
RevRex's picture

Meanwhile Obama invites known homosexual boy band member, LANCE bASS to  the Whitehouse for an ObamaCare sleepover!

Socialist Semite Democrat Media still silent on Obama's homosexual affairs....


You can't make shit up as good as this!



Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:22 | 4541457 americanspirit
americanspirit's picture

Although there isn't any difference between the mobsters who run and loot Russia and the mobsters who run and loot the US, Europe, Japan, and everywhere else, and athough they are all evil pieces of excrement, including the Russians, and although I never thought in any of my 72 years that I would be rooting for the Russians, I find that I am. In the same way that, even though I think Obama is despicable I am SO happy that McCain isn't president, I believe that the world would be at least marginally better off if the Russians were to prevail than if the US somehow imposed its will.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:28 | 4541484 DOGGONE
DOGGONE's picture

Putin should suggest that G-7 nations have referenda on their governments making such histories as these
The Public Be Suckered
WELL-APPARENT to their citizens!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:50 | 4541554 Volkodav
Volkodav's picture

Russia need forget these other "G"s chickenshit backstabbers and just meet G1 in Sochi.

More would get done in real....

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:39 | 4541517 chindit13
chindit13's picture

I hear that someone in Poltava once ordered the Rosetta Stone version of "Russian" on Amazon (albeit with a nicked credit card), so Putin will be sending the tanks there next to "protect" speakers of the Mother Tongue.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:47 | 4541547 Volkodav
Volkodav's picture

Everyone I know and family in Poltava speak Russian firstly.

Much disinformation out there...

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 23:45 | 4541729 ZKnight
ZKnight's picture

- Russia moves in to protect the areas of Ukraine where the majority of residents are Russian

- US imposes sanctions

- Russia responds by selling US bonds and making a pact with other countries to bypass the US dollar causing it to crash

- Gold and Silver skyrocket

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:02 | 4541778 RottenAlpha
RottenAlpha's picture
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:32 | 4541848 Angry White Dude
Angry White Dude's picture

Russia and China know that they cannot replace the USD as the global reserve currency with either of their own currencies, so a sudden move to displace the USD by dumping USTs is not an optimal strategy because the disruption to trade would be difficult to control. What makes sense to me is that Russia simply announces that it will start accepting other currencies, and possibly gold, in addition to the USD for its energy exports. That makes the transition away from the USD more manageable. This would allow Iran to start doing the same.

I don't think that anyone really wants to replace the USD as the global reserve currency with their own currency. Not out of altruism, but because (a) they don't have the military strength to enforce it on the world and (b) they've seen that even though the US has been able to abuse the hell out of their privilege at everyone else's expense, they also see that having a single global reserve currency is ruinous to the issuer and also globally destabilizing.  I think that what is desired is that no one single nation's currency is allowed the privilege of being the global reserve currency. I think we're headed towards a SDR-type scheme that will be based on a basket of currencies of those nations that actually make and export things, in particular resources/commodities, and probably also gold reserves (but I digress). 


My point is that a hot war poses too great a risk of rapid, hard to control internal destabilization, the US included, that the bankers cannot prudently afford to risk. I think the worm will have turned as soon as Russia or Iran starts accepting other currencies for their energy exports. Fun to think about in any case.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:45 | 4541871 BeetleBailey
BeetleBailey's picture

Joe Cocker...CRIMEA RIVER!


Thu, 03/13/2014 - 01:00 | 4541893 luckylogger
luckylogger's picture

Alright guys... Do you want to live where it is 60 below for 6 months a year with the only heat being vodka and some fuking weirtd drug called crokidile than the USA where we can get paid for nothing?

Kind of ironic but Russia suks unless you are one of 100 oligarks....

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 01:08 | 4541907 Ward no. 6
Ward no. 6's picture

there are only certain parts of russia that have the extreme cold weather.


Thu, 03/13/2014 - 06:49 | 4542158 goldinpenguin
goldinpenguin's picture

yeah, the parts not in Crimea

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:01 | 4542049 Manipuflation
Manipuflation's picture

What?  I am afraid I am going to issue a junk for that one.  That is a rather ignorant statement you made.  Poking a little fun at a Russians is one thing and I do that every day because I can.  You not so much.  I will worry about the vodka and not you.  I seem to be able to get along with both Russians and Ukrainians just fine.  One thing I know is that it is not our fight.

Do you understand the concept of backing off?  Do you not realize that they are likely to both turn on you if you interfere?  We think in terms of a few years but they think in terms of centuries.  You seem not to understand this.  It is clear that they do not want to fight each other.  There is no American citizen support for any fight.  We need to focus on our own glass house.  What would be in it for us anyway?  What do we gain out of this if we fought and who would gain?  

Let them solve what needs to be solved amongst themselves.  

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 03:03 | 4541955 _underscore
_underscore's picture



"After Annexing Crimea, Russian Troops Are Piling Up By The East Ukraine Border"   So, the Crimean parliament's policy decision & forthcoming referendum are irrelevant & not EVEN worth mentioning?


" Despite the relentless protests of Kiev..."   Eh? you mean armed putsch, surely?


"..without additional attempts for annexation: certainly Poland is hoping and praying as much."

So, now we have the Poles now worried about 'annexation'?  Why not go the whole hog, then Tyler, and show us pictures of Poles anxiously fingering their worry beads &asking for divine protection - it would make a neat picture on a front page somewhere, MSM-y perhaps.


Et tu ZeroHedge?


Thu, 03/13/2014 - 02:42 | 4542003 Rogue Economist
Rogue Economist's picture

Latest Daily Rant Podcast, Ukraine-Redux



Thu, 03/13/2014 - 03:07 | 4542021 zionhead101
zionhead101's picture


All is good, and the EURO to replace the USD as reserve currency, and that is what this is all about, and the West doesn't want PUTIN to have any,...

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 03:22 | 4542028 Philalethian
Philalethian's picture

Sorry if this has already been reported here today.

Hacked Email from U.S. Army Attache in Ukraine - For False Flags to occur so U.S. can take military action against Russia:

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:24 | 4542071 zionhead101
zionhead101's picture

ZH is always consistent early on it allowed dissenting voice and we heard truth, once the 'sanitized' story was developed then ZH shoves that down everyone's throat until its conventional wisdom.

Perhaps sites like ZH only exists to 'test the water' on various lies, until one that stick's is found, and then thereafter only the 'official AIPAC' version can be told and all other versions are HERESY, or anti-semitic.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 03:36 | 4542033 Leraconteur
Leraconteur's picture

I have nothing to add, I have said all need to be said.

ZH has become the propaganda arm of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affiars, and Russia can do with impunity what those here would roundly criticise if the USA/EU/NATO did the same thing.

Good luck justifying Russian armoured columns invading Ukraine, I look forward to your creative writing essays on the subject. 

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:05 | 4542052 _underscore
_underscore's picture

But ZH has increasingly adopted a near-MSM language set on this - in this article alone, the Kiev putsch was called simply described as a "riot" & Crimea's political stance on offering a referendum to its people on closer Russian links as a Russian "annexation".  What overarching theme does that convey?

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 08:40 | 4542344 Leraconteur
Leraconteur's picture

 the Kiev putsch 


I rest my case. People kick out the corrupt oligarchs, The Russians invade and mass at the border, and you refer to freedom from Russian puppets as 'the Kiev putsch'.

How is the view out of your window onto Lubyanka? Spring arrived yet?

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:19 | 4543009 _underscore
_underscore's picture

I would suggest to look up the definition of the word putsch (Webster's or Oxford english would do), then read a MSM report of the violent scenes in & around Maidan square & associated govt. buildings, it really isn't hard to do.

If you can, read about the oligarch billionaires now in charge of the regions - installed last week by the putsch leaders. You really are poorly informed.

>>How is the view out of your window onto Lubyanka? Spring arrived yet?

If I had a view (and I assume you mean the prison there) - I would hardly be writing anything in any way supportive of the official Russian position would I?  Dear me.



Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:27 | 4546070 Leraconteur
Leraconteur's picture

The only reason it was violent was because the police cracked skulls, shot protesters and tortured many of them.

This trend of blaming the victim continues and it's in line with Russia justifying force because 'he made me'.

Your values are backwards and in error.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 03:41 | 4542037 observer007
observer007's picture

The MH370 Mystery:

U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, according to two people familiar with the details, raising the possibility that the plane could have flown on for hundreds of additional miles under conditions that remain murky.

Latest News:!q=Malaysia+Airlines&t=text

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:32 | 4542077 zionhead101
zionhead101's picture

We tracks rocks the size of pea's in SPACE, 10's of 1,000's of them. We track objects smaller than birds in airspace, but a plane 'disappears'.

Perhaps, somebody is testing the waters, and truth will be told at the right time, or nobody wants to show his/her cards.

Here's the deal, it was mostly Chinese that died, and a few weeks Chinese tourists were killed in KUNMING also returning to Beijing, as now Chinese New Year is over.

Kunming train station was Alqueda-China (CIA), and most likely this is CIA, so what's CHINA to do? Singapore and Malaysia are largely Chinese speaking places where Chinese do business.

If they cry TRUTH then they must act, ... perhaps its better to remain silent, and reciprocate by surprise.

A war is brewing NO FUCKING DOUBT.


The CIA is engineering WAR with RUSSIA/CHINA at the same time so that the USD can NULL&VOID debt by declaring war, don't laugh the USA has reneged on debt 3 times in the past using war as pretense.

The Chinese want their debt repaid, more than they care about a few dead tourists. How many Chinese must die, before the CIA gets their war? IHMO millions, until RUSSIA/CHINA have world opinion turned against the USA, then its no reason to fight, once there is COLD-HARD proof that the USA is engineering MURDER on innocent tourists in sovereign nations then the world will declare war on the USA.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:26 | 4542066 dreadnaught
dreadnaught's picture

from all ive read most of Crimea is ethnic Russian-and WANT to be part of Russia-or at least independant from the Nazi run [Red Sektion Party] Ukraine-and why would the USA support a Military Coup, yet wish to deny Crimea to vote on their future? Just setting the stages for yet ANOTHER war to keep the US MIC in gold...



This is merely V.4 of "IRAQ HAS WMDs" from the same group of Neo CON bullshit artists who want to tax us to hell and back to pay for all their war adventures

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 05:25 | 4542121 rationaldemocracy
rationaldemocracy's picture

If everyone thinks and does as Obama does, we would not have the Ukrainian crisis in first place. I know what liberties the president stands for, as he expressed in South Africa. Many people in this world, me included, await Mr Obama to do even more for the rest of the world as well as America, in key areas such as new tech, get away from oil dependancy, job creation, and so many other issues that cannot just wait the next political crisis to pass. We are already in the economic doom for years. That's why I say and repeat, if the people in America and EU were all like Mr Obama today there wouldn't be Ukrainian crisis.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 05:50 | 4542133 FredFlintstone
FredFlintstone's picture

R U Obama's caddy?

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 06:17 | 4542144 Mineral-Invest
Mineral-Invest's picture

I await Mr Obama to reveal his true alien reptile nature. But hey, I could be out in the blue. Last night I saw this string of eye opening youtube-videos, and it wouldnt surprise me if Mr Obama turns out to be some kind of alien lizard. Not sure why he would be reptilian but... wow. Just imagine!

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 07:19 | 4542184 Lebensphilosoph
Lebensphilosoph's picture

Keep on lying Tyler. Russia has not annexed anything.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 07:29 | 4542195 smacker
smacker's picture

Tyler's repeated reference to Russia's actions in Crimea as "annexation" continues to be wrong - based upon facts on the ground as we see them so far.

To be accurate, one can only assess events in Ukraine as they rolled out from the beginning (EU bribery followed by fascist-thug coup). None of these were started by Russia but by the EU and US government with the UK govt tagging along.

IMO, up to now Russia has been extremely restrained and has only sought to protect Crimea citizens from being annexed by the EU and USG. Whether it moves into East Ukraine remains to be seen, but that too would be justified to protect the Russian-speaking people there from being annexed by western powers against their wishes.

As for a Russian military build-up close to East Ukraine, there is no conclusive evidence that the Russian tank photos are actually located where we are told they are. And in another ZH article it was reported that the Russians had allowed a Ukrainian drone to fly over the area to prove there were no Russian military vehicles building up east of the border.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 08:27 | 4542309 _underscore
_underscore's picture

Once again +1.

I'm seriously beginning to doubt the analyses (and the analysts) going down in ZHHQ - what is happening?  Don't tell me, it will make me sad.


Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!