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Putin Says "Use Of Force In Ukraine Will Have Consequences" As Column Of Military Vehicles Seen Heading Toward Border

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As expected, Russia has promptly responded to the latest "anti-terrorist" escalation in Ukraine both diplomatically...

  • PUTIN SAYS USE OF FORCE IN UKRAINE WILL HAVE CONSEQUENCES - BBG
  • PUTIN SAYS IF UKRAINE USING ARMY AGAINST PUBLIC IT'S A CRIME - BBG
  • PUTIN SAYS EVENTS IN EAST UKRAINE COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN CRIMEA - BBG
  • PUTIN SAYS NO SANCTIONS ARE EFFECTIVE IN MODERN WORLD - BBG
  • PUTIN SAYS HE'S LEARNING ABOUT UKRAINE EVENTS FROM MEDIA - BBG
  • Use of force against public in Ukraine would be a “very serious crime,” Russian President Vladimir Putin says at meeting w/ media in St. Petersburg.
  • Putin said consequences for people involved will depend on how vents evolve in Ukraine
  • Putin adds that events in eastern Ukraine could have happened in Crimea, show Russia was right to support referendum there and says that the Geneva accord is not being followed as extremist groups in Ukraine refuse to disarm

.. and militarily. A YouTube clip released moments ago and taken in the Rostov region, shows a large column of military vehicles moving in the direction of Donetsk region. On the highway M-4 are seen tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry. Following the column are 12 combat helicopters. Written on the sides of vehicles "peacekeeping mission."

 

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Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:20 | 4689729 agent default
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And PMs tumble like crazy.  You cannot make this shit up.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:22 | 4689736 y3maxx
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....Time to rally behind Edwin Starr’s 1969 Anti War Song, “War” "War...Huh...What is it good for?...Absolutely Nothin!...Say it again!...War, Huh, Good G-d Y'all...what is it good for?...Absolutely Nothin!"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQHUAJTZqF0

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:23 | 4689739 Haus-Targaryen
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Its the Russian "Return Fire" I am especially looking forward to.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:28 | 4689757 kliguy38
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Whatever the "return fire" is >>> it will be a very brief reply.... if our hardened assets can't take out a line of broken down ranchers on horses then our mercs won't like the Ruskies any better

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:32 | 4689765 Haus-Targaryen
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I think the trick was, and still is; tortoise eating cattle. 

God help the Russians if we bring them out. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:35 | 4689773 Tengri Temujin
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Why is it wherever USA Diplomats land there is DEATH, is it for the Children?  It can't be cause they end up dead also as collateral damage.  It's for the Dollar hegemony.  Know that while your kids play soccer others are dying for your lifestyle.  Maybe it is for the turtles who knows.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:38 | 4689788 james.connolly
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Long ago "emma goldman" 1910 said, whenever I hear white-men talk about women&children, ... "I want to run and hide."

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:53 | 4689833 negative rates
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And to think that this war will be lost in the air, early stages bitches.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:03 | 4689870 james.connolly
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In the grand scheme of things on a cosmological basis this ain't shit, this ain't even a fart.

Just lay low, find a neutral place to fuck, and wait it out for your short life, ... sorry, but I'm seriously too IRISH pissed to write tonight :(

The USD is going down and hard, and sadly the fuck-heads ( think 'animal house' assholes ), they're going to go full CHENEY in taking the world down with them, ...e.g. stay far-far-away from the fuck-heads unicorns.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:03 | 4690070 fightthepower
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What a silly man Putin is, he has bomber's and fighter jet, no?  Why are they not bombing the Ukraine right now?  Why let them get a foothold?

 

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:13 | 4690131 The Black Bishop
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Cut through Ukraine south-south-west and trap Right Sector in the east between forces from Crimea and intervention troops in the middle part. Commmence slaughter.

 

Cant use bombers if you are trying to portray yourself as a friend of the people. No collateral damage can be allowed.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 03:35 | 4694085 jeff montanye
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it worked a lifetime ago:  In early September 1942, the German Army advanced to the city of Stalingrad. The Russians, already devastated by the power of Blitzkrieg during Operation Barbarossa, had to make a stand especially as the city was named after the Russian leader, Joseph Stalin. For simple reasons of morale, the Russians could not let this city fall. Likewise, the Russians could not let the Germans get hold of the oil fields in the Caucasus. Stalin’s order was "Not a step backwards".

 

The strength of both armies for the battle was as follows:

 

German Army Russian Army

Led by Paulus Led by Zhukov

1,011,500 men 1,000,500 men

10, 290 artillery 13,541 artillery 

675 tanks 894 tanks

1,216 planes 1,115 planes

The battle for the city descended into one of the most brutal in World War Two. Individual streets were fought over using hand-to-hand combat. The Germans took a great deal of the city but they failed to fully assert their authority. Areas captured by the Germans during the day, were re-taken by the Russians at night.

 

On November 19th, the Russians were in a position whereby they could launch a counter-offensive.

 

Marshal Zhukov used six armies of one million men to surround the city. The 5th tank regiment led by Romanenko attacked from the north as did the 21st Army (led by Chistyakov), the 65th Army (led by Chuikov) and the 24th Army (led by Galinin). The 64th, 57th and 521st armies attacked from the south. The attacking armies met up on November 23rd at Kalach with Stalingrad to the east.

 

The bulk of the Sixth Army – some 250,000 to 300,000 men - was in the city and Zhukov, having used his resources to go around the city, north and south, had trapped the Germans in Stalingrad.

 

Paulus could have broken out of this trap in the first stages of Zhukov’s attack but was forbidden from doing so by Hitler. 

 

Supreme Commander to 6 Army, January 24, 1943

"Surrender is forbidden. 6 Army will hold their positions to the last man and the last round and by their heroic endurance will make an unforgettable contribution towards the establishment of a defensive front and the salvation of the Western world."

 

Hitler's communication with von Paulus.

 

Unable to break out, the Germans also had to face the winter. Temperatures dropped to well below zero and food, ammunition and heat were in short supply. 

 

"My hands are done for, and have been ever since the beginning of December. The little finger of my left hand is missing and - what's even  worse - the three middle fingers of my right one are frozen. I can only hold my mug with my thumb and little finger. I'm pretty helpless; only when a man has lost any fingers does he see how much he needs them for the smallest jobs. The best thing I can do with the little finger is to shoot with it. My hands are finished."

Anonymous German soldier 

 

Hitler ordered that Paulus should fight to the last bullet, and to encourage Paulus, he promoted him to field marshal. However, by the end of January 1943, the Germans could do nothing else but surrender. Paulus surrendered the army in the southern sector on January 31st while General Schreck surrendered the northern group on February 2nd, 1943.

 

"I was horrified when I saw the map. We're quite alone, without any help from outside. Hitler has left us in the lurch. Whether this letter gets away depends on whether we still hold the airfield. We are lying in the north of the city. The men in my unit already suspect the truth, but they aren't so exactly informed as I am. No, we are not going to be captured. When Stalingrad falls you will hear and read about it. Then you will know that I shall not return."

Anonymous German soldier 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:58 | 4689801 Haus-Targaryen
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I thought ZH had already firmly established that John McCain was the American Grim Reaper. 

McCain shows up in Egypt, then Syria, then Ukraine -- this was after his multiple trips to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Given McCain showing up in a country essentially means the country is about to come to an end -- what does it mean that he no only LIVES here, but works for US?

We're screwed. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:14 | 4689893 cossack55
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That psychopathic piece of shit certainly does not work for me.  I seriously doubt that he works for the US.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:18 | 4689906 Haus-Targaryen
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I am sorry to say -- if you pay taxes -- he works for you.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:16 | 4690153 Seb
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It is: "if you pay taxes, you are his slave."

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:32 | 4690237 Truthseeker2
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Sochi Olympics Awarded To Russia To Stage Coup Against Ukraine

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http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=4864

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:01 | 4689864 UselessEater
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Ah sorry I'll repeat my post to you below from a previous article without intent to be argumentative. But first, my gut says this is a long term planned charade/chess game with a history longer than most of us here truly get; regardless its our kids who are next in line to die for "their" lifestyle: Note - we never took a vote and would never have agreed to a vote that destroyed what Maddy Al-bitch thought was acceptable - we have a conscious that keeps our desire to do well in check, few of us consider the death of 500,000 kids as the cost of doing business.

..........prev post:

IMHO slightly simplistic, admittedly not my region of birth or life, but in my experience elsewhere, it is NEVER that simple; always present are the competing vested interests and I am skeptical that they have ALL been outed, a lot of time preceded the exposed US interferance.

It just seems wierd to me that the US interferance is so "transparent", perhaps I am just paranoid and jaded.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:30 | 4690227 Truthseeker2
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All Hell Breaks Loose In 2014

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http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=4764

 

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:36 | 4689780 Ignatius
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Shhh... that's double-down-low, top secet.

Tortoises being airlifted as we speak...

Bundy issue is a ruse.

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:42 | 4689802 GetZeeGold
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Is Putin even worrying about the carbon footprint he's leaving?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:44 | 4689810 Haus-Targaryen
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No -- its part of his strategy. 

He realises that for every kG of Co2 he puts into the atmosphere, the self-loathing Germans, British and Americans will take two out of theirs, via this cap and trade thingie, at great expense to these economies.

Or something like that ... I don't know anymore. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:54 | 4689840 negative rates
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Neither does he!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:20 | 4690146 MEAN BUSINESS
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Yep. That's why he is walking all the way to Paris.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:49 | 4689826 Ignatius
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On a side note, I went over to the democrat cork-sucker site crooksandliars and the lead article was some Bundy opinion on "negros".  Apparently, if Bundy scores low on the "negro" scale he must be terrible (note: I'm not racist, but THAT is embarrassingly stupid).  They also were also hypothesizing about attempts to subvert wonderful ObamaCare.  I'm thinking they must be bottling flouridated water now.  Unbelievable.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:03 | 4690657 Cathartes Aura
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isn't Bundy a MoreMan?

they famously wouldn't let "negro" men hold their sacred "priest-hoods" until 1978 brought a "revelation" to their high prophet.

makes sense the old dude would still be hangin' onto old skool ways, given his statements to Faux news.

((not my down-ding))

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 03:53 | 4694102 jeff montanye
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don't blame it on the poor fluoridated water.  that stuff's been around since the fifties and, while said to be a communist plot, along with the polio vaccine and "mental hygiene", it doesn't seem likely to account for the really nasty shit that followed 9-11 like a shadow.

for actual bottled fluoridated water see here:  http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/faqs/bottled_water.htm

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:41 | 4689798 Headbanger
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Promise you won't tell ANYbody this but..

I got word from a reliable source that they're GENETICALLY MODIFIED ZOMBIE DRONE COW EATING TORTOISES (GMZDCET)  being sent there right now!

Oh the humanity!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:53 | 4689837 Haus-Targaryen
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Is this some kind of new friendly fire expirment? 

Tortoise eating cattle and cattle eating tortoises, in the same place!? Oh the humanity!

Its kinda like the Air Force and Marine Corp.  Marines aren't exactly sure the Air Force is on their side. 

Or maybe like the French and anything explosive. 

"I would rather have two Waffen SS Panzer Divisions in front of me than a French division behind."

-- General George Patton May 1945

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:55 | 4689845 negative rates
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3 can keep a secret, but only if 2 are dead.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:37 | 4689783 Joe A
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How about FGTH's two tribes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6-2b_3Dmxw

The faces are different but the game is the same

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:42 | 4689803 hungarianboy
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They just went to the border. Won't enter Ukraine I think.

Better to shut down Gas and Oil towards Ukraine/EU as warning, if another fight breaks out then send in some heave troops.

if US and or NATO starts to fire on Russia, Russia should order at least 200 rockets for every boat from the US Navy in the black sea. Fire them all at once. Then call Obummer that this was the last warning and invite them for talks.

 

Just my idea.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:25 | 4689738 Haus-Targaryen
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So now they you all have junked my above post, I say it simply for this reason;

The US and NATO as well as the EU are essentially one empire in its death throws.  Such an empire only recognizes one thing: brute force.  The first people to oppose said flailing empire with brute force will hasten its collapse, which, most of us have been wanting for a long time.

No matter what happens here, it will force the US (a country I love), either directly or indirectly to cease being a world power, and focus more on domestic problems. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:30 | 4689761 blabam
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By domestic problems you mean domestic "terrorists"? 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:36 | 4689775 Haus-Targaryen
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Exactly.  The US government can focus on the evils of Constitutionalists, Christians, Conservatives, Libertarians, and the like, as opposed to unimportant and irrelevant things like a completely cooked and corrupt "market" (whatever that is these days) -- the Federal Reserve, and somehow deporting Jamie Dimon and Justin Bieber. 

Perhaps Obama could take a page out of Kim Jong Un's book, and feed both of them naked to tortoise eating cattle.  Bernanke too. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:56 | 4689850 negative rates
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Nope, gvt debt.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:06 | 4689871 intric8
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Blabam - lmfao true, dat

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:34 | 4689772 Bill of Rights
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By domestic problems do you mean The Politicians?

 

After all they are the true problem with this Country.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:59 | 4689863 ptolemy_newit
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please.

 

HOW

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:08 | 4689876 AnAnonymous
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Such an empire only recognizes one thing: brute force.
____________________________

'Americans' have been recognizing brute force from the beginning. It is nothing different.

It is somehow very 'american' to see the decline of an empire when this empire still continues to expand.

The 'american' total hegemony on the world is only starting.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:28 | 4689755 Sudden Debt
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Shit... my silver turbo's just broke stoploss...

This shit is just to crazy...

 

And did you look at all those momentumstocks again? Up bigtime also...

 

And the euro is also going up like a missile..

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:36 | 4689781 ParkAveFlasher
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This all makes me wonder, how much is Putin actually owed, and who has to hit the printing press, and in which denomination is he to be paid?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:58 | 4689854 negative rates
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I think we are down to hides now.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:29 | 4689760 Flux
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And why would you want to?

No one should be invested in gold right now. That would be just silly. Stocks and REITs only. And bonds just barely.

I'll update if anything changes.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:50 | 4689829 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Market timer? good luck.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:53 | 4689835 GetZeeGold
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Day-trader for 12 weeks 2 days......

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:21 | 4689916 intric8
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shitstorm incoming flux, use ur shield! Lets face it. cap's mindset isnt exactly representative of the typical zh participant, to be honest, and, though making bucks in the sm is ur prerogative, most of our minds are occupied on the potential of a tiny skirmish turning into a big one. U worry bout your positions, let the real patriots worry about whether innocent russians and americans will end up dying in ukraine over the altogether avoidable, power tripping policies of our clown shoes commander and chief

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:21 | 4689731 A_Nejad
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Nothing to see here folks, move along....

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:21 | 4689732 DeliciousSteak
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Kill them Pootin. Kill them all.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:23 | 4689743 A_Nejad
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Dude, let him at least have a vodka shot or something...haven't you had a fight before? 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:26 | 4689735 ParkAveFlasher
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Putin has his excuse.  I have mine tooo, options expiry + blood in the streets = buy buy buy

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:24 | 4689745 Sudden Debt
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Maybe they're just sending blankies to the Oekraine?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:30 | 4689763 ParkAveFlasher
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Girl scout cookies.  Those coconut ones are really heavy.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:58 | 4689856 Looney
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Me likes cococunt cookies. ;-)

Looney

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:26 | 4689749 JustObserving
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You can count on the Nobel prize Winner to choose war over peace:

 

Does Washington want war with Russia? 24 April 2014

Does Washington want a war with Russia? A review of recent US actions surrounding the crisis in Ukraine clearly poses what would have once seemed an unthinkable question. The Obama administration is playing a very dangerous game of Russian Roulette.

In the last 48 hours, the Pentagon has announced the deployment of US paratrooper units to Poland and the three former Baltic republics of the Soviet UnionEstonia, Latvia and Lithuaniabringing US troops to Russia’s very border. Another American warship has been dispatched to the Black Sea and more US forces are slated to deploy to Ukraine itself this summer under an exercise known as Operation Rapid Trident.

These military moves by Washington are unfolding in the context of an acute crisis within Ukraine that, thanks to the machinations of Washington and its puppets, threatens to erupt into full-blown civil war.

Less than one week after signing a joint statement with Russia, the US and the European Union in Geneva pledging to end all violence in Ukraine and disarm illegal groups, the US puppet regime in Kiev has ordered its military to carry out an “anti-terrorist” crackdown against the restive Russian-speaking population in the country’s industrial southeast. To that end it has dispatched not only troops, tanks and warplanes, but also armed thugs from the neo-fascist Right Sector.

The Putin government in Moscow, which has desperately searched for an accommodation with Washington, appears to be waking up to the deadly seriousness of the situation. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned in an English-language interview with the state-run RT television channel Wednesday that his government would treat an attack on Russian citizens in Ukraine as an attack on Russia itself.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/pers-a24.html

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:10 | 4689883 AnAnonymous
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'Americans' want the control of the central asia area of the world.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:26 | 4689932 El Crusty
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i would like to think that post is worth reading until you notice its on the world socialist website and its a thinly veiled advertisement for the may day recruitment drive.
capitalism may have its faults, but it still beats being forced to be miserable "for the good of the people"

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:30 | 4689762 Stoploss
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Quick!! Powder the vaginas!

Shit, er, Lube!!! Lube the vaginas!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:32 | 4689770 james.connolly
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Excuse me, but this is NOT about VAGINA's, this is about RECTUM's time for every good USA unicorn to buy cases of KY-JELLY for his ARSE-HOLE.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:38 | 4689790 Tengri Temujin
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The Russians need to rattle the Euro population into action against their politicians who are nuts, time to resume atmospheric nuclear testing.  I hear it gives a great tan if one is on the beach in the Mediterranean. Pretty sunsets also for Ibiza chillout evenings.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:45 | 4689817 SilverIsKing
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<-- Vladimir Poontang
<-- BarCock Obama

Place your wagers.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:46 | 4689820 james.connolly
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Living here in ASIA where life is grand I can tell you that every fucking EUROPEAN ex-pat that I know see's blood flowing in europe, and only europe.

Sad to say that that this war will only be found in EUROPE and EUROPE will be destroyed.

The PTB really doesn't give a flying fuck about EUROPE, in a sense you can call the annihilation of EUROPE as a 'reset' on its DEBT, and that is WHY the PTB that safely reside in Barbados, awaiting the PURGE of Europe.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:21 | 4690185 The Black Bishop
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Well, you dont need to be a strategic genius to see that the place in the world with the highest risk of a hot war is Europe right now. However, I think you underestimate the chances of a breakdown of the current UNITED StateS of America and the real possibility of social disruption if the US dollar gets scrapped as the main energy currency. Once that snowball filled with shit starts rolling, who knows where it ends. You already had one civil war. Why not another?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:30 | 4689764 james.connolly
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SLOW DOWN UNICORNS and eat your PEAS

This deal is over, for over 20+ years the USA going back to RAYGUNS Grenada, the USA invaded country's in the name of 'good', now everybody on earth KNOWS there is nothing GOOD about the USA.

PUTIN will do what it takes to protect RUSSIAN people, ... silly UNICORN's do you all honestly believe that when the MONGRELS come to FUCK your western daughters to death that TEAM OBAMA will hold their ground? FUCK NO

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:31 | 4689767 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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These guys need to stick to the script: you only incite a geopolitically senstive situation on Fridays, after market close, so the worst of it can take place on Sat-Sun, with a nice solution found by monday or tuesday morning (cue market recovery). 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:32 | 4689769 Seasmoke
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I guess they can have their World War 3 AND slam Gold and Silver to Zero. Good for them. Very impressed. Let the blood flow.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:35 | 4689779 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Yeah, they started figuring out with the Syria debacle that international events and unrest should be, and can be, clearly ignored.

Just concern yourself with a nice 7:1 split in AAPL shares and an aggressive buyback program. Don't forget wonderful non-GAAP Facebook results. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:30 | 4690226 IridiumRebel
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Computers run things upon a program. There is no human influence.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:59 | 4689860 negative rates
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Weed up sister.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:38 | 4689778 AdvancingTime
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What a world. People worry about north Korea but when it comes to Russia and its ability to protect its own backyard Obama thinks they will just roll over?

Back in the middle of 2012  Putin pledged to strengthen Russia’s economic and political ties with China after skipping a Group of Eight summit in the U.S. the month before. This unholy alliance between Russia and China may create major problems for America going forward. For more about this meeting and the implications see the article below.

 http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2012/06/putin-strenghtens-ties-with-china...

 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:40 | 4689794 Uncle Remus
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Are you ready to ruuuuuuuuummmmmmbllllllle?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:46 | 4689821 Took Red Pill
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This is an interesting read; Putin's dilemma;
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/23/putins-dilemma/

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:15 | 4690149 xiphius
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Interesting read, thanks. The author doesn't fully acknowledge the risks to the US/NATO with this adventure. He does mention an energy "crisis" in Europe if Russina oil and gas is shut off, but I suspect it would morph into an energy "collapse" of Europe and/or Japan/China (as their regular flow of oil from the Middle East gets tapped to help surrport Europe). And then one nuclear ICBM sent to Ghawar and it's lights out for the west.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:56 | 4689847 Dre4dwolf
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  • PUTIN SAYS TOUCH YOUR NOSE
  • PUTIN SAYS RAISE YOUR ARM
  • PUTIN SAYS STAND ON ONE LEG
  • PUTIN SAYS TOUCH YOUR EAR
  • PUTIN SAYS YOU ARE F****D
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:56 | 4689849 timmeh
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what a BUY signal!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:59 | 4689857 SharkBit
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My feeing is something big is just about to happen.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:11 | 4689885 TomGa
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General mobilization announced in Ukraine's Donetsk People's Republic

 

"The leadership of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic has declared a general mobilization in the region because of the Ukrainian security operation in Slavyansk.

 "A combined arms operation has been launched in Slovyansk. This means only one thing: a civil war," the leadership of the Donetsk People's Republic said.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry had circulated a report earlier on Thursday that five members of the so-called self-defense forces had been killed in an operation near Slavyansk."

 

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_24/Ukraine-Separatist-leadership-i...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:13 | 4689892 forgottenozonehole
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"Putin says... blah,blah,blah....." stop talking start doing , you mo.ron.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:24 | 4689925 AnAnonymous
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'Americans' and their fantasy.

One must be an 'american' to be that stuck into fantasy.

Putin keeps being called out. Piling on troops on the border? Is that consequence?

Violence against russia associated people in Western Ukraine: no intervention.
Putin called out.

Violence against russia associated people in Eastern Ukraine: no intervention.
Putin called out.

Right now, interim government using force to subdue protesters (a couple of months after 'americans' forbid a legitimately elected government to perform the same act)

Putin called out.

Right now, sanctions are mitigated because 'americans' are sorting russian interests from within. It takes time. 'Americans' announced their goal: isolating Russia.

Crossing the borders? It will speed up the process. Putin knows that. So what?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:33 | 4689949 yrbmegr
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"Use of force against the public" is what most people regard as the definition of "law enforcement".  Russia has no standing to deny Ukraine's power to enforce laws within its borders.  The real issue here is that the current government of Ukraine is arguably illegitimate.  Putin's criticism is off the mark.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:52 | 4690032 Invinciblehandaxe
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time to drop that joo bloody dollar

damn im looking forward what that is going to do to the fat ass worms in the fascist state of ass, cant wait till you american fuckers start shooting each other for a bag of rotten chips

there wont be peace on earth until UFSA and Izrahell are wiped out completely

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:29 | 4690212 IridiumRebel
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Yes, judging by your most peaceful post here, I would imagine that you are exactly the kind of person that could ring in peace to the dawn of a new paradigm. The government is not the people. Do not paint with such a broad brush. I hope you are secure in your place when and if something like that happened. It will be no party. I like peace and cool heads prevailing. I would like such a switch from the military backed dollar into a time of peace and prudence, but I do not see those who we both loathe ceding power in a peaceful manner. You exhibit what this form of rule foments; anger, bloodlust and hatred. I undrstand your anger, but I do not see it as an answer. Just prepare and get to know your neighbors for this shock will ripple to all corners of the earth.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:54 | 4690619 optimator
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There won't be any war.  The U.S. will do exactly what they did over Berlin '53, Hungary '56, Czechoslovakia 68.

Foment.

 

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