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Biden Warns Russia "It's Time To Stop Talking, And Start Acting"

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Vice President Jo Biden's show of support arrival in Ukraine started with a somewhat back-handed statement that left some questioning Biden's diplomatic skills once again. "You face some very daunting problems and some might say humiliating threats are taking place," Biden spoke to Ukraine officials, pledging an additional $50 million to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political and economic reforms. As CBS reports, The White House has also announced $8 million in nonlethal military assistance for the Ukrainian armed forces, including bomb-disposal equipment, communications gear and vehicles. Biden concluded his oratory with a threat - that seemed oddly worded given the 'actions' of the last few days, warning Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting."

 

 

As CBS reports, in the most high-level visit of a U.S. official since crisis erupted in Ukraine, Biden earlier told leaders from various political parties that he brought a message of support from President Obama as they face a historic opportunity to usher in reforms.

"The opportunity to generate a united Ukraine and getting it right is within your grasp," Biden said. "And we want to be your partner and friend in the project. We're ready to assist.

 

Biden met acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov and acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and democracy activists before announcing the new aid.

 

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"You face some very daunting problems and some might say humiliating threats are taking place," Biden said.

And promised more aid - to help the Ukrainians deal with their humilation?

The vice president also announced the United States would provide an additional $50 million to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political and economic reforms.

 

The money includes $11 million to help conduct the May 25 presidential election, including voter education, administration and oversight. It also will help fund expert teams from U.S. government agencies to help Ukraine to reduce its reliance on energy supplies from Russia. Other technical advisers will help fight corruption.

 

The White House has also announced $8 million in nonlethal military assistance for the Ukrainian armed forces, including bomb-disposal equipment, communications gear and vehicles.

But the anti-Russia rhetoric was strong...

In a very loosely veiled reference to the alleged Russian troops in eastern Ukraine, Biden urged Russia to "stop supporting men hiding behind masks." Russian President Vladimir Putin flatly denied that any of his special forces were in eastern Ukraine in a live television appearance last week, dismissing the claims as "nonsense."

 

Biden told the lawmakers a priority for the U.S. is to help them become independent from Russian energy supplies. "Imagine where you'd stand today if you could tell Russia to keep your own gas," Biden said.

 

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Biden added, "You have to fight the cancer of corruption that is endemic in your system right now."

 

"I want you to know I do not underestimate the incredible pressure you all are under," Biden said. "I do not underestimate the challenges you all face. And I do not underestimate the frustration you all must feel when someone like me comes along to say what a great opportunity this is for you all."

Frustration indeed. But his final words were for Putin...

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.

Or else...

 

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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:10 | 4682225 I am more equal...
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Fuck biden, an epic ass clown.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:13 | 4682235 Arius
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8 million greenbacks ??? you got to be jocking ... thats not enough to pay me to make your case with some stupid comments on ZH... these people have no idea what things costs these days ... even in Ukraine

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:15 | 4682243 john39
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kiev regime is living on borrowed time.  another epic fail for the glorious nwo.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:19 | 4682258 Latina Lover
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Pledging 58 million dollars was so important that it required Biden to deliver it? Wow, that should buy lots of cookies for Kiev.

 

Oh how the mighty have fallen!

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:25 | 4682297 sushi
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$58 million for a failed state will not put it back together again. Too bad the USSA did not notice the populace was being plundered by the oligarchs from befoire the time of the "Orange Revolution." Of course one set of corrupt Oligarchs will have problems seeing the failing in a second set of corrupt Oligarchs.

One the claim that the uniformed med in Eastern Ukraine are Russian troops this is unlikely'

1) they lack the communications gear that each individual "little green man" in the Ukraine was equipped with.

2) Their camo pattern is very different from the LGM. Likely looted uniforms from Ukraine army stocks.

3) They lack the body armour worn by the LGM. Russian body armour is quite sophisticated and will stop a 5.56 NATO round. The armed men in the Eastern Ukraine appear to lack any body armour.

4) The dudes in Eastern Ukraine do not tuck in their shirts. The LGM gave every sign of being a highly disciplined force.

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:27 | 4682311 old naughty
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Don't you get the feeling he's talking...and not really acting (em, may be the other way around)...

What's the wait?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:32 | 4682324 Looney
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...Fuck biden, an epic ass clown.

Fuck Biden? Thanks, but no thanks! I wouldn’t let my goat fuck that cunt. ;-)

Looney

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:41 | 4682360 Latina Lover
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Biden: Hey Ukrainians, imagine today where you would be if you had your own gas......I guess the locals never considered this question, LOL

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:58 | 4682419 PT
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Someone tell Joe it's all okay.  Ukraine bought a shotgun.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:07 | 4682448 Doubleguns
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Putin is acting. Biden and BO are doing the talking, talking shit actually.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:16 | 4682473 fx
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11 million $ for funding the presidential election and "the education of voters". 11 million bucks - that is sufficient to ensure that the right US puppet will be "elected"? Seems deflation has arrived long ago....

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:40 | 4682541 AdmTirpitz
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Thats the best comment I heard in a long time

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:40 | 4682542 AdmTirpitz
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Thats the best comment I heard in a long time

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:26 | 4682932 DaveyJones
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does an "ass clown" wear pants?   

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:42 | 4683315 I am more equal...
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only down around his ankles while attending a Desert Spring 'white party'

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:23 | 4683517 SDShack
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Plugs Joe, just like Principal Strikland..."Eat Lead Slackers!"

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:51 | 4682395 Kayman
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Russia to Biden- it's time to stop talking....

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:31 | 4682483 just-my-opinion
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The plan : get Russia so distracted in the Ukraine

Israel can send Iran to allah.../sarc

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:23 | 4683154 Fíréan
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Payment for the Blackwater /Academi guys, heavily armed, roaming around the country behind balaclava masks ? The first down payment ?

Biden pays Kiev, they pay   Blackwater / Academi,  it all goes back to the "right" people one way or another , isn't that the 'game' those guys play ?

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576490/Are-Blackwater-active-Ukraine-Videos-spark-talk-U-S-mercenary-outfit-deployed-Donetsk.html

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:25 | 4682299 DavidC
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Even Victoria Nuland had $5 billion to play with.

DavidC

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:28 | 4682317 Latina Lover
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If you give Biden 5 billion dollars, he might do something really stupid like start world war 3. Naw, 58 million of our money is enough.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:35 | 4682332 J S Bach
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Biden is such a scrawny ass-licking paper tiger... so typical of today's U.S. politician.  He is so obviously subservient to a higher money power.  God only knows the blackmail material they must have on puppets like him and Barry Soetoro.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:56 | 4682414 kridkrid
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I find the scandals that take some politicians down, but not others, interesting to consider. I remember when Bill Clinton was running for the nomination and the whole Jennifer Flowers thing came to light. It was a moment that felt like the Gary Hart - Donna Rice thing all over again. I remember saying, "whelp, I guess that Clinton fella is out". While this is basically just my theory, in hindsight it seems pretty clear that the "media" was ready to declare Gary Hart as finished, where as Bill Clinton was going to become the cardiac kid. Gary Hart was done in a day. He was declared finished as soon as the story was confirmed.

It's not like they really have to have a ton of "blackmail" stuff on any given politician... the media can annoint or destroy anyone with very minimal coordinated effort. When the Jeremiah Wright stuff came up in 2008 I thought the same thing. The media could end this campaign right now, if they wanted. At any point during the hillary vs. obama show they could have easily moved the needle either way. Instead, Obama and Hillary were called off of the campaign trail for a secret meeting and an agreement was reached. This is ALL just theater.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:29 | 4682510 Cathartes Aura
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I've been going with the idea that all "news" is a narrative, which parallels your "theater" call. . .

the newsy-speakers report/act what is fed them as prompts from the sidelines, and all tuned in get the running dialogues. 

I've found the longer the story/plot runs, the more episodic the "news" - the more entertaining the plot - the more it is designed for distractions.

so your notion of "theater" and the fact that Clinton's drama was dragged out over time, vs. the short cut of Hart, is agree-able to me.

I reckon anything that is reported in episodes is training minds to think/opine a story. 

and it's the short-sharp-shocks that are the narrative run wild, with endings no one is in total control of.

we wait.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:35 | 4682726 kridkrid
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Perfect response, which leads me to another similar observation that should likewise support your theory on the duration of the news cycle. The silly "shoe bomber" episode vs. the guy who flew his plane into the IRS building in Texas. One of these events "could have" led to an "event" one was actually an event. Which one was pushed through the media, non-stop, for weeks? The "could have" non-event. The guy in Texas, a guy with a legit gripe and an articulate "manifesto" got a mostly muted 48 hour cycle, never again to be mentioned, at least as far as I can observe.

By the way, thanks for linking the article yesterday on the Democracy Now USAID interview. I actually caught the interview when it happened and found it a little odd. Makes more sense now.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:24 | 4682988 DaveyJones
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...and what sucks about political theatre is that, at least in real theatre, the groundlings have a good time

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:24 | 4683211 Cathartes Aura
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oh yes, excellent observation comparing the narrative life-span.

as someone who hasn't watched TeeVee in many, many years, my first *hit* of awareness of how it is used was after nein eleventy, when the news ran non-stop on all channels, and the edit'd clips of the "planes" hitting towers, and subsequent collapse was endlessly repeated, even when the talking-heads were prattling on about something else in the narrative.  it was so obviously a mind-program-trick, visuals running while a voice tells you what to think!

the more attention I paid to the actual content & the monologues created to describe the visuals - and I'm referencing newsy narratives from online sources here - the more my critical eyes narrowed. . . adding in my awareness of the PNAC dudes wish list, well, yeah. . .

glad you found that link of interest, the blog has some very interesting perspectives in the history-content -from comments & blogger both - since the Great Greenwald took possession of "Snowden's Secret" - my initial scepticism appears to be shared by more than a few others, heh.

here's a wee story planted that caught my eye today.  lots of bells going off in the storyline there, y'never know.

be well.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:29 | 4682511 pods
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Some just implode on their own though. Remember the corndog chick?  

pods

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:48 | 4682564 MeMongo
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Spot on krid! Now if we could just do something about those pesky arabs having such control of the media and all.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:29 | 4682943 DaveyJones
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world to Biden: Stop "acting" and start talking

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:01 | 4682431 PT
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You could get a really nice shotgun for 58 mill.  maybe even buy two!   Naw, on second thought, that might be a bit much.  You only need one.  Just point them barrels out the window and fire off two blasts ...

You don't need a ...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:20 | 4685039 itchy166
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$58million is just over a half-hours worth of QE.  Its like me lending my friend $50 bucks to stop a mob-hit against him.  Its a big charade for the sheep.

 

 

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:30 | 4682322 kridkrid
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Something here doesn't add up. The US just pledged a billion dollars to Iran tied to some such something or other around nukes... basically on the DL, but sent our #2 to the Ukraine for this grab-ass moment of absurdity? Biden should sit facing the door and shouldn't let anyone at the table use the restroom.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:49 | 4682391 dogismycopilot
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Biden's Air Force 2 depreciation, av gas and hotel bill probably cost 2 million

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:11 | 4682459 intric8
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GTFO of ukraine, Biden! Need we remind you of how shitty things are back home?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:19 | 4683183 max2205
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Please let Joe stay there.....permanently

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:47 | 4682560 sunnydays
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Biden wants Russia to act?  Well Russia might just do that at Biden's urging.  Ways Russia could act?  Sell off all the U.S. t-bonds in one day.  Stop using the dollar for oil and accepting it for their gas.  Oh yes, there are many ways Russia could act and not one of them would be good for the U.S.   Watch out Biden may well be punked when Russia uses his words against him and the U.S. 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:49 | 4685868 dreadnaught
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hear hear ! fuck the NeoCON artists and their communist style plans for the world

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:26 | 4682244 Latina Lover
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This is the funniest shit I heard coming out of Biden's mouth in a long time.  Putin must be laughing, a deep, happy, mocking belly laugh, at what passes for US foreign policy in the Ukraine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD9TCpuWBq4

 

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:24 | 4682495 SubjectivObject
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Quiet as it's kept, his/this is only an articulation of US foreign policy per se.

The intended audience is the domestic audience, aided, abetted, and fomented with/by the US corporape media.  The unfortunate thing about this policy, is that it is effective on its intended 3 standard deviations of the target audience.  The US is being led to war, any way this can be efficiently done, and to see behind the scrim of lies, knowing full well 95% don't care/know or/nor want to know, is disturbing at a primal level.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:16 | 4682247 Tooter McGooter
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Wake me up when the ruling class steps into integrity -- or else the populous elects real leaders with integrity.  Everything else until then is just griping.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:23 | 4682290 withglee
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His plane ticket cost more than that.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:23 | 4682497 Latina Lover
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So does Obamas multiple trips with Reggie Love playing italian golf, balls outside, putter in the hole <g>

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:28 | 4682313 CrimsonAvenger
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Compare this to how much Michelle spends on a vacation trip.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:40 | 4682346 Kirk2NCC1701
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$8M.  What's that, the bar bill for Joe and the Boys?

Let's see how long it takes, before Ukrainians revolt against the revolting revolters, i.e. CIA's puppet regime.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:45 | 4682372 Latina Lover
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They already are.... check out the youtube videos of local militias in south eastern ukraine.  Just wait till gas bills go up by 120%, pensions get cut, wages are frozen. The Ukies will string up Yats the rat by his shrivelled balls.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:54 | 4682585 flapdoodle
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You don't understand. The 8 million is to pay for Biden and his entourage's Hotel bill, restaurant, ho and blo expenses on this trip...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:55 | 4682588 indygo55
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Tax payers in the USA poaid more then *8 million dollars to send that ass clown over there. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:18 | 4682270 Stoploss
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This is what happens when you move hair from your ass, to he top of your head...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:40 | 4682351 pods
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I will put order keyboard on my to do list, thanks.

pods

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:07 | 4683126 Sokhmate
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Bosley Hair Restoration.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:24 | 4683209 mc225
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'this is what happens'... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PztgWdMEJdg

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:19 | 4682272 Buckaroo Banzai
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Remember the endless shit Dan Quayle used to get from the media?

Biden is quite literally a mental retard. Yet no one seems to notice or care.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:59 | 4682425 disabledvet
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was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL KNOW!

Gotta give him credit for showing up but clearly the Russians are still winning the smack talk derby.

President Putin is not afraid...so telling him to act is simply begging the question "what do you think i'm already doing? Do you even know? Do you even care?"

There is an election coming up. That strikes me as an important issue to address. How does a referendum on territorial contiguity sound?

Sounds like a real Party to me.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:32 | 4682715 Blues Traveler
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Multi-upvotes to you Buck!! Qualye was a bad public speaker, made me uncomfortable to watch him but he is no dumbass. But Biden is a complete dumbass and he is a bad speaker.

US press public enemy #1.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:40 | 4682354 Millivanilli
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“Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry. The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right. I speak differently in the provinces than I do in Berlin, and when I speak in Bayreuth, I say different things than I say in the Pharus Hall. That is a matter of practice, not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.” 
Joseph Goebbels

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:42 | 4682362 detached.amusement
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Fuck biden, an epic ass clown.

 

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seldom does epic apply, but in this case, absolutely

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:09 | 4682439 KnightsofNee
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Thats like a known pedaphile telling another one to stop ass rapping little boys.
Endemic corruption in your system. Sounds familiar. Lol

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:11 | 4682226 GetZeeGold
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Send the Ukraine's double barreled shotguns.

Problem solved!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:20 | 4682280 Latina Lover
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I agree. That way the locals can shoot their coup leaders in Kiev and give the US plausible deniability.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:46 | 4685863 dreadnaught
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we need another REGIME CHANGE in the Ukraine NOW

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:10 | 4682227 Arius
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finally!  he came, saw, heard, then talked ...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:25 | 4682300 withglee
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Can thought be far behind? Yes ... very very far behind.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:10 | 4682228 Shrapnel
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Careful what you wish for, traitor.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:10 | 4682229 Payne
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time to roll the tanks Joe Biden said so.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:11 | 4682230 Chupacabra-322
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Huh? What? Hasn't it been the Criminal CEO who's been verbally & twittering has threats & demands?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:42 | 4682544 intric8
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Bidens offering 50 million in bribes to the current ukraine govt. to create a legal structure that is friendly to the eu and us. to screw the ruskies over. Get your ass back home, Biden!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:12 | 4682231 Bryan
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Yeah you go get em, Biden you weasle.  Tell them we won't take any more of their crap and we're going to send the nukes.  Let's start a world war -- God knows nothing else has worked yet.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:12 | 4682236 Hubbs
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What a clod!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:15 | 4682239 101 years and c...
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how pathetic is this country?  this ass clown is the vice totus.  obama the scratch is the totus, and a fat, decrepit cow is running the printers?  wtf?!?!?!?!?!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:49 | 4682389 One of We
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Printers?  I thought that heifer was running for presidente?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:15 | 4682240 cherry picker
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Funny, I thought a clown wore makeup

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:17 | 4682245 observer007
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MERS - Disease: 81 dead in Saudi Arabia - over 200 infected

 

deadly epidemic ist spreading:

latest

http://tersee.com/#!q=mers&t=text

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:23 | 4682288 y3maxx
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This ain't no accidental virus folks.

Its the first step of Russian payback.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:29 | 4682320 sampo
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I heard Woodie has been stopping by there for a couple of hours lately. So thanks for cancelling the dinner?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:16 | 4682248 darkpool2
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Ukraine will implode under its own momemtum.....no need for any external player to get involved at this point. Just look at the currency and its non-viable economy. Run away everyone !

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:16 | 4682249 sudzee
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Biden setting up for US ground forces. The installed iillegitimate gov in Kiev can't get its forces to kill countrymen. Need outsiders to murder Ukrainians.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:19 | 4682273 Winston of Oceania
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Are there any left after Stalin starved them?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:25 | 4683528 Winston of Oceania
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Just as I suspected this is more about communist enthusiasts trolling ZH than about anything else.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:43 | 4685855 dreadnaught
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nobody told you to check your brains at the door before posting here, ya know.....

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:23 | 4682289 Latina Lover
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Yes, and those outsiders will get nice russian welcome :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtFCsWeO1Lc

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:17 | 4682477 Perfecthedge
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That Sir is not a Russian welcome! That is the Russian way of saying: "Fuck you!"

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:24 | 4682505 Latina Lover
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When it comes to foreign invaders, is there a difference?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:16 | 4682250 Chupacabra-322
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50 Million + another 8 million & don't forget Criminal McCains 3 Billion in the overthrow destabilization Campain to overthrow a Soverign Gov.

How many American families in desperate need over you & your vile Ilk's Criminal behavior could that money have helped?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:28 | 4682315 withglee
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How many American familes would want that money left in their pockets in the first place?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:33 | 4683565 Perfecthedge
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Stop paying taxes ASAP.  Seriously.  This is the sweat of your work and the bread of your children that is being squandered away at "Give-away Parties" like this one.  The same goes for Europe.  In my country the austerity package has hit very hard, only to see that the money goes to pay some interest and later down the line some Bankers bonus package. 

Seriously we should all sabotage any payment towards government until they learn to respect other peoples money and sacrifices.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:16 | 4682259 MFL8240
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The clown now leaves to make a fucking fool of himself at the next stop!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:17 | 4682262 Peter Pan
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Biden has all the credibility of a used tampon. 

Then again maybe he doesn't even have that.

I say, give Biden a map of the world with borders and no names and he won't be able to find the Ukraine.

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:21 | 4682281 Buckaroo Banzai
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At least the tampon was, at one point, good for something.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:12 | 4682462 Rakshas
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....... Joeseph Biden..... American suppository spreading evil shit wherever he goes.....

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:17 | 4682265 sfisher
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Politics, check your brain at the door.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:28 | 4682269 Spungo
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ur nukular bombs is no match for my shotgun!

 

Does anyone else see the irony of Biden saying they need to fight the corruption?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:20 | 4682275 Dr. Engali
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Eight million dollars in military aid? WTF are they supposed to buy with that? Colin Powell's old  'chemical weapons trucks'  they confiscated from Iraq?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:23 | 4682292 Infinite QE
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Consulting fees for Israeli advisors.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:30 | 4682323 Peter Pan
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LOL. Now that was funny.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:40 | 4682348 withglee
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$8 million ... 4 minutes of quantitative easing. Man, that's a lot of printing!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:20 | 4682277 Tortfeasor
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Psst. Joe. You got your lines reversed.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:20 | 4682278 JustObserving
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Biden ("I am a Zionist") is there to heat up this conflict:

Vice President Joseph Biden began his two-day trip to Ukraine Monday as the country continued to teeter on the edge of civil war. Tensions are mounting over killings in the eastern part of the country, where demonstrators calling either for union with Russia or a federalized system of government have seized control in at least ten towns and cities.

Biden’s visit is intended to signal support for the US-backed regime that was installed last February in a fascist-led coup orchestrated by Washington. He is to meet today with the leaders of the unelected government in Kiev, including its president, Oleksandr Turchynov, and its prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Beyond that, the visit is aimed at ratcheting up Washington’s threats against Russia, including not only economic sanctions, but also the steady escalation of US and NATO military deployments right up to Russia’s borders.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/bide-a22.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ZIJdN05QE

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:50 | 4682376 Latina Lover
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Heat up the conflict? if I didn't know better (and maybe I don't), Bidens speech would be enough to convince me that he is a double agent working for Putin.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:21 | 4682279 HamRove
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"You face some very daunting problems and some might say humiliating threats are taking place,"

What's more humiliating, defending your people from Nazis trying to take over the country, or supporting said Nazis and saying some crazy shit about democracy?

Support Nazis in Ukraine, Al-CIAda in Libia, and Syria. Everywhere we go we are supporting fascism....I find that that FAR MORE HUMILIATING!

Moral high ground you do not have Biden....not anywhere.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:21 | 4682284 kill switch
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I have a question ,,,,where the fuck did the $58,000,000.00 come from.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:24 | 4682295 Latina Lover
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Have you checked your tax bills lately?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:22 | 4682287 Infinite QE
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And here's what our overlords are up to lately:

 

Israeli crowd cheers as Africans called "slaves"

http://electronicintifada.net/content/video-israeli-crowd-cheers-african...

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:52 | 4682400 Shylockracy
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Let's help fight racism in Israel by supporting the vibrant Sudanese-Israeli community.

May they prosper, flourish and multiply in Israel.

https://www.facebook.com/ProsperInIsrael

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:24 | 4682294 JustObserving
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The propaganda war is also heating up with the New York Times leading the charge with its lies as usual :

The New York Times finds Russian spies in eastern Ukraine


By Alex Lantier 
22 April 2014


The New York Times has run a relentless campaign of lies and distortions backing US policy in Ukraine. This has included portraying the opposition in eastern Ukraine to the pro-Western regime in Kiev as proof of an aggressive Russian intervention threatening Ukraine, Eastern Europe and the world.

The newspaper’s article Monday, “Photos Link Masked Men in Eastern Ukraine to Russia,” purports to provide definitive proof that Russian spies are active in eastern Ukraine and manipulating events there.

The article begins: “For two weeks, the mysteriously well-armed, professional gunmen known as ‘green men’ have seized Ukrainian government sites in town after town, igniting a brush fire of separatist unrest across eastern Ukraine. Strenuous denials from the Kremlin have closely followed each accusation by Ukrainian officials that the world was witnessing a stealthy invasion by Russian forces.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/time-a22.html

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:08 | 4682626 IridiumRebel
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/world/europe/under-russia-life-in-c...
I liked this hit piece. Fuck that rag. The propaganda is potent. Reading the article, I wanted to comment that it sounded like the ACA. Like there are precedents to changing countries. These motherfuckers are gonna get folks nuked.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:40 | 4685850 dreadnaught
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yeah-these are the same gang of NeoCON idiots who "swore they knew where SH kept the WMD's in Iraq" gang of fucking pricks

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:25 | 4682302 ...out of space
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lol

money includes $11 million to help conduct the May 25 presidential election, including voter education

 

so something for you and propaganda for people

 

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:25 | 4682303 Roanman
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What's biden gonna do, hold his breath?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:25 | 4682304 toady
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Now it is Putin's turn.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:26 | 4682306 Whoa Dammit
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The White House pledges to send vehicles--GM channel stuffing moves to the Ukraine.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:00 | 4682427 One of We
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Maybe the DC clown show is running a black op to channel stuff Russian dealerships with malfunctioning piece of shit late model GM products.  

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:59 | 4682602 optimator
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To insure at least a stand off, those GM vehicles should all go to Putin.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:28 | 4682314 esum
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Biden doesn't even make sense to people who speak english... i laugh visualizing the russian translator trying to convey the "meaning" of Biden's remarks.. Biden's brain is scrambled and he cant coagulate a cogent thought much less express one.  his brain is scrambled... whcih means he is QUALIFIED to be president.. just like Choomboy who has a pot scrambled brain along iwth holder... that is what's running this coountry??? Take a close look at hitlary's facial expressions and tell me she is not on psychotropic drugs heavy duty... alwys the deer i te headlight look gaxing into space.... space cadet.. pelosi, reid, debbie, schumer, israel.... all act like they are on serious drugs... 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:29 | 4682318 Colonel Klink
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Plagerizing "plugs" Biden is the most worthless VP this country has seen.  Useless like tits on a bull.  A consumate cunt who's been milking the public teet his entire career.

FUCK YOU BIDEN!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:55 | 4682406 A Dollar Short
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You give him FAR too much credit Colonel..

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:36 | 4682336 tony wilson
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your the only one joe your the only one.

 

Tonight I took a bath, because of you.

i stunk some.

It’s been a long time…Joe.long time

My Joe. We never did find the gold, but we had something. Something between us that was good as gold.

My Joe had all the nuggets we needed right between his legs.

shame he was only interested in drugged up boys cos my joe was gold real saturn gold.

and a bono fido star of david stamp on his heart to boot

joes are ten a penny but not my joe not my black and zion gold joe.

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:37 | 4682339 Forward History
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"....pledging an additional $50 million to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political and economic reforms."

Ah, so that's what they're calling under-the-table military shipments these days.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:37 | 4682341 Guitarbill
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50 mill on top of the 5 Billion!!  Yes!!!! No we will show you!   #winning

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:38 | 4682342 Tracerfan
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The U.S. broke Ukraine.  It has no right to dictate anything to Russia about Ukraine, nor does it have the ability to control events there, as it is about to find out.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:38 | 4682347 astoriajoe
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I thought the guys in the masks were from the U.S.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:38 | 4685843 dreadnaught
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THey are called "CIA Assets"

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:39 | 4682350 Calmyourself
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We have a retard in the 2nd highest office in the land.  The most important question, how does he hide the hand up his ass and the strings above his head?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:53 | 4682402 A Dollar Short
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Ha, no.  He picks his cards up backwards so he has no idea what is on the card.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:29 | 4682702 rockface
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Ya but Biden is the brains of the operation...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:41 | 4682358 Gavrikon
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Putin in 2016!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:24 | 4685914 Tale2cities
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You're joking right? Thanks,but we have our own stable of sociopaths to choose from

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:45 | 4682373 ross81
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Of course Mr.Biden, I forgot, it's only the US that's allowed to support masked gunmen when a foreign govt is being overthrown!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:48 | 4682385 Falconsixone
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So is that bidenz 50 mill?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:48 | 4682386 williambanzai7
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Somebody tell Biden its time to stop acting and start thinking.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:52 | 4682398 Peter Pan
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It would be a plus if he could do either.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:51 | 4682396 Peter Pan
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If I was the White House I would hang some sausages aroud his neck so as to convince Michelle Obama's dogs to play with him for a while.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:56 | 4682409 GubbermintWorker
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Joe's gonna arm them with double barreled shotguns. Shoot em in the air and scare those Ruskies off!!!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:56 | 4682413 shovelhead
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Lol,

Jokey Joe really doesn't have that 'squint like Clint' thing going for him, does he?

Never mind the Russian translators, that cat can't make a sensible statement in English.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:57 | 4682416 Bernoulli
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Just watched the video on CBS news website.

Quite ironic to see an ad for the show "Survivor - blood vs. water" just before the actual clip.

I guess that's the target audience...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:59 | 4682424 IridiumRebel
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Political reforms? How about a fucking vote first. installation is not democracy.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:02 | 4682432 disabledvet
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Losers.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:02 | 4682437 MickV
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What a joke. THEY have to fight the corruption? PULEEEZE

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:04 | 4682438 swmnguy
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This crisis needs to last a lot longer or it won't be worth it.  The US needs to get Russia and the EU to the point of war, if not into actual war.  The US wants Russia to cut the flow of gas, forcing EU support for the various other pipeline schemes.  Destabilizing two potential rivals with one crisis would be the perfect Kissinger-Brzezinski-Wolfowitz coup, and Syria clearly didn't do the trick. 

You'd think giving a bunch of skinheads uniforms and machine guns would destabilize things enough, but the average Ukrainian seems to have so little faith in the puppet regime in Kiev even armed skinheads running around can't stir up enough chaos to spark a civil war.  I'm sure the Ukrainians have no illusions about Putin.  Just the fact that Putin isn't Obama doesn't mean Putin isn't the same "former" KGB thug, muscle for the organized crime oligarchs, that he's always been.  But clearly the US/EU/IMF puppets are even less-trusted.  At least you know what you're going to get with Putin and the Russian Mob.  As long as you go along, they'll let you get along.  You can't shear starved sheep.  But the Banksters don't care at all.  Ukrainians have plenty of nearby examples to observe; Latvia, Estonia, their own recent history, Greece, Ireland, etc. 

I do worry what the next step will be in the increasingly-panicked campaign to keep this mess heaving.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:11 | 4682458 IridiumRebel
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Can we keep the war cold, please? I got kids. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:54 | 4683201 gcjohns1971
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"The US wants Russia to cut the flow of gas, forcing EU support for the various other pipeline schemes."

Au Contraire, the EU Countries have ALWAYS been THE MAIN SUPPORTERS for the other various pipeline schemes.  They are the primary beneficiaries.  That is why Herr-Fuhrer-Nincompoop is repeately late, reactive, and uncoordinated. 

Mr O-Bam-Bam's administration is such a befuddled muddle because they never expected to be facing a test of the post-WWII order's viability.  They are scrambling to keep a lid on the EU's pretensions to become a more unitary State by delivering the goods (pipelines) and thus, simultaneously, remaining relevant to Europe.  And in doing so they are protecting the Dollar's status which resulted from that post-WWII order.

Strictly speaking, Obummer can't militarily deliver the goods (pipelines) that Europe wants because he and his predecessor moved out most of the troops and armor without developing a viable and timely contingency with NATO partners.  The NATO partners, meanwhile, have been gullibly drinking the koolaide of supressed regional analysis by reason of outsourced strategic thinking.  

Shortly, NATO was complacent and overly trusting of US's Force Projection capability (which hasn't been tested since REFORGERs stopped).  The EU are ambitious, authoritarian, but esssentially feckless and militarily naive- at least for now.  

So, instead, Obummer bet the dollar on the CIA's ability to 'save' the day by destabilizing whole regions and hoping some pipelines drop out. 

Here is what is at stake for the US:

The Petro-Dollar cannot survive without the support of the Gulf nations.  The Dollar-Reserve-Standard cannot survive without Europe. Pipelines from the gulf largely ensure both groups remain in the US camp.

But why is Russia in such a rush?

Militarily it would take 3-6 months to deploy a significant US force to Europe to force a settlement that doesn't involve Russia annexing and dominating its neighbors.  HOWEVER, there is as of yet no indication that the administration or NATO are taking this seriously from a military stand point, covering all bases and potential outcomes, and beginning that process.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:13 | 4682463 nah
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Spies!

.

Russia does not take a CRAP in Ukraine

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:14 | 4682467 just-my-opinion
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The plan : get Russia so distracted in the Ukraine

Israel can send Iran to allah

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:22 | 4682491 Rakshas
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I think i read somewhere they wargamed that and it didn't end well for the NAZIONIST state

http://www.globalresearch.ca/provoke-an-attack-on-iran-lets-bring-it-on-...

 

oh wait...... sorry my bad just a bunch of psychopaths spewing more shit......

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:15 | 4682468 rsnoble
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"You face some very daunting problems"

Is there a problem with concentrating on the US homeland you fucking sack of discarded dogshit???

Fuck US politicians raw!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:26 | 4682507 Nexus789
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Dementia patient on a befuddled day trip.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:27 | 4682508 short screwed
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50 million?! That barely covers a one week vacation for Moochelle and the kids. How's that supposed to fix things in Ukraine?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:51 | 4682579 optimator
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50 million covers a few minutes of FED market priming.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:52 | 4682580 elwind45
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