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Highlights From The Ukraine Civil War: Mariupol Soldier Firing RPG Caught On Tape

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When it comes to people-vs-tank videos, Tienanmen Square reigns supreme; but as tensions escalate hyperbolically in Eastern Ukraine, the following clip of a Mariupol soldier taking things into his own hands - and firing an RPG into the face of two oncoming tanks - confirms this nation's divide is growing wider by the day....


As RT reports, the Victory Day 'celebrations' spilled over into deadly clashes between police and pro-Russian separatists after Kiev’s forces are using heavy weaponry and tanks in the eastern city of Mariupol. Sadly, we suspect, Mariupol may become the next Odessa this weekend.


Here's how it started...


And here's how he finished it...


But, as RT reports,

Kiev’s forces are using heavy weaponry and tanks in the eastern city of Mariupol to storm the local Interior Ministry building, where police have barricaded inside. After residents began flocking to the scene, Kiev fighters opened fire on civilians.


Many people came to mark Victory Day, but as the reports of shooting started coming in, they moved on to show support for a few dozen policemen who had barricaded inside the building, refusing to take orders from Kiev.


Federalization supporters screamed “Fascists!” as the Kiev forces approached.


One of the armored vehicles then opened fire at a group of unarmed civilians, according to a self-defense forces’ representative.




Ten people with gunshot wounds have been taken to one of the hospitals in Mariupol, local media reported.


Also, according to the news portal, “a tank was seized at the crossroads of Lenina and Torgovaya streets by the representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic.”


Mariupol’s residents have put up barricades in the streets, burned tires and turned over cars.



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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:42 | 4743047 krispkritter
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That first vid looks like a typical Monday morning commute in NYC, why all the fuss?

RPG guy: This will not look good on a resume'!!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:43 | 4743053 Triggernometry
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One does not simply miss from up close...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:45 | 4743073 knukles
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MSM This Just In:
Ukraine is on the brink of CIvil War 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:46 | 4743078 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Is that The Smoking Man in the first video?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:04 | 4743131 Ignatius
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I thought I saw Elvis, then I thought, "but how could that be?".

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:05 | 4743144 Joe Davola
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Good for them, they know to turn their phone's sideways to get the aspect ratio right.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:36 | 4743258 TeamDepends
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Pack your bags kids, we're going on a Bank Holiday!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56 | 4743331 Patriot Eke
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The Donetsk referendum is planned for 5/11.  This is part of an attempt to prevent it of course.  Expect more escalation and deaths between now and then too.

That's a pro-Western Ukranian soldier too, not a pro-Russian militia/military member.  Watch the angle of the launch.  He's firing it at a building full of civilian "terrorists," not at a tank/APC.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:05 | 4743382 The Big Ching-aso
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Shit. This is like a scene outta Saving Comrade Rykov.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:13 | 4743410 tonyw
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some more vids

telling them to go home


unarmed people vs armor


ordinary people marching


come away from theat window

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:43 | 4743570 Four chan
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tank racing looks fun.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:11 | 4743687 GeezerGeek
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I always liked the scene from that 007 movie, I think it was Goldeneye, wherein Brosnan/Bond goes crashing through the city.

I wish I had one here in Florida, it'd be a great place to sit out a Cat 5 hurricane.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:27 | 4743734 JoeSexPack
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RPG needs more distance to detonate.


Next time he'll know.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:30 | 4743741 svayambhu108
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West hired Ukraine army to kill its own people, either they can get away with anything or is the ultimate hubris.

West wont go down easy ...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:43 | 4745030 Jreb
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Fuck that buddy. The IMF hired them to do this. The IMF is not the west. They rape and pillage here jsut like they do everywhere else. They are not "western" they are "global" and are as much your problem as they are ours. The rest of us "westerners" wish everyone would take a time out and go back to their corners and think about what they've done. Most "westerners" don't want this disaster anymore than anyone in Ukraine or Russia does - statistically speaking. There are assholes everywhere buddy. In my country and in yours. They and the bankers are casuing these problems. The rest of us think for ourselves.

To believe otherwise is to think the way they want you to think. It makes you nothing more than their stooge. Are you a stooge or not? 


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:47 | 4743594 StacksOnStacks
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I swear people that take cell phone video just point the camera in the general direction and believe it will do all of the work.  Fucking A, just watch the fucking screen!!!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:11 | 4743684 Sashko89
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Army against own people and civilians.... and the west approves of this bullshit!!!! Yet when majdan was going regular riot police was ordered not to do anything.. and now the Fucking Fascists are using FUCKING TANKS against protesters.... IF this is democracy than fuck this world.!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:13 | 4743694 GeezerGeek
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Soon to be used as a DHS training film, probably.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:54 | 4743842 Patriot Eke
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Yes, Americans should watch these videos to realize how important it is to remain armed.  We do not want to be in a similar situation.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:21 | 4744712 Nom de Guerre
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Go long Panzerfausts.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4743472 Overfed
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He definitely wasn't shooting at the tank. He was WAY too close, it would have ruined his day to have scored a hit while standing that close to the target.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:50 | 4743606 TheMeatTrapper
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I agree. To me it looks like the guy with the RPG was a Ukranian soldier and was shooting at a higher elevation target down the street. He was definitely not shooting at the armor next to him. 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:47 | 4743591 Mine Is Bigger
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It's so disgusting to see a solider firing that to fellow countrymen and women.

The Kiev regime clearly does not have the sufficient number of soldiers to deal with the entire eastern area.  Perhaps, other "New Russia" regions could also declare independence all at once and consign the rest of Ukraine to a land-locked sorry state.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:10 | 4743661 fleur de lis
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It is indeed disgusting but the soldier probably doesn't see them as his countrymen at all. Rather he recognises that they are outside his group and therefore perceives them as direct threats to his beliefs in whatever--politics, borders, ethnicity, etc. He and his circle have probably descended into such hatred that that they have lost all control of right and wrong, not to mention repercussions. Which is exactly what the DC planners wanted. 

Ordo Ab Chao

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:26 | 4743730 Mine Is Bigger
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A video footage of unarmed civilians shot by soldiers.  I wonder if this will ever be aired in mainstream news.  And if it is, how they will spin it.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:59 | 4743870 Patriot Eke
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Thanks, I did not see this one and only a follow up from a different angle.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:02 | 4743132 Oh regional Indian
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The big guns are obviously meant to come out on the weekends, eh?

More people watching this which WILL be telivized.

In HD in every home if some people had their way.

Then fight the bad news on Monday and do another slow levitation back by Friday.

Someone had started a correlation between IED's and stock markets. Very very telling.

It's not war they want anymore, it's NEWS, fake or other-wise.

How can anyone know if the RT clip from yesterday was 100% propaganda or not?



Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:55 | 4743340 Haus-Targaryen
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CoD now has enough new material for the next decade.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:58 | 4743352 Oh regional Indian
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Indeed, and what they cannot act, they can simulate.


Strange days, life and death all tangled up and blue...


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:12 | 4743423 Bananamerican
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CoD wha???

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:29 | 4744022 Zwelgje
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Call of Duty = computergame.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4743703 GeezerGeek
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Upcoming version: CoD: Civilian Suppression edition.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:14 | 4743177 lakecity55
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Scary: I remember the episode when he is typing one of his stories (that never sell) and he hears Dr. King saying something against the war in Vietnam. The typing suddenly stops. The scene goes dark...

There is another episode where he takes the contract on JFK while in the military.

Scary dude.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:37 | 4743261 john39
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a great character... no doubt meant to portray the shadowing NWO leadership, at one point had some humanity and idealism (listening to Dr. King), but willing to do anything and everything to achieve their desired end, including kill men like Dr. King if they got in the way.  Note however, in the final episodes of the show, with "the invasion" he seems to turn away...  very ambiguous.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:38 | 4743265 Mr. Delicious
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Come now, Lake - you know that the JFK hit was either the CIA/Daddy Bush, or LBJ and Mossad - or some combination thereof.

parenthetically, is there anything more revealing of the Jewish {religious/nationalist} mindset then the term "righteous Gentile"?


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:53 | 4743333 Kirk2NCC1701
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More like "On the brink of Civil Skirmishes", with bouts of bad acting (miss a fu*king tank with an RPG from 30 yds!?), and tons of curious bystanders.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:40 | 4743552 g speed
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watch at higher resolution and repost---Thank you

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:46 | 4743580 SWRichmond
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Yes...just watched it full screen on 720...the guy firing is in uniform / wearing a helmet and is firing at the same targets as the APVs.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:44 | 4743571 SWRichmond
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I don't think you want to be within 30 yards of an RPG impact, whether you're the one who fired it or not.  I hope he wasn't firing at the APV in front of him.

Note to protesters: did you see the backblast from the weapon firing?  DON'T STAND BEHIND.

Do those APVs have side and rear small arms firing ports for soldiers being carried inside to use?  I can't believe the guy walked up that close to the APV and wasn't the recipient of small arms fire from inside, unless of course he is on their side and was firing at the same targets as the APVs, or the guys in the APVs are idiots.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:46 | 4743076 JackT
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Agreed! I mean comeon!  Dude couldn't hit the broadside of a barn.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:58 | 4743118 Grifter
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:33 | 4743248 Prisoners_dilemna
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I dont get it. He had perfect form.

Feet Shoulder width apart.

Lean forward to counter recoil.

How did he miss?!?


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:38 | 4743268 crash commando
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Maybe he didn't.  I suspect he was fighting for, not against, tanks.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:16 | 4743432 Bananamerican
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"Feet spread...Lean forward to counter recoil....How did he miss?!?"


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4743526 Headbanger
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How many times do I have to tell you?



And the Weaver stance isn't all it's cracked up to be either.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:22 | 4743459 Cap Matifou
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"I suspect he was fighting for, not against the tanks."


for all the clueless

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4743502 Bosch
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Including the author of this post? 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4743538 Cap Matifou
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Yes, if he cannot tell the difference between the hunta's intruders and the locals. Btw. the MoFo-s in Kiev can't make too many friends with this shoot-em-up attitude.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:44 | 4743291 fockewulf190
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I don´t think the warhead had flown the minimum distance needed to other words, he was too close. Actually, that guy was probably lucky it didn´t go off.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56 | 4743348 Flagit
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What was he using? I assumed RPG's went out of style few years ago.

Where is the damn spec sheet!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:59 | 4743356 BandGap
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The tanks didn't react and he didn't exactly have the best hiding spot.

I think he was with the tanks. Probably have less damage using an rpg than a 125mm tank shell.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:43 | 4743568 Mesquite
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Don't they have any dynamite..??

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4744544 fockewulf190
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On second look, he was shooting up the street and was definately with the tanks.  My bad.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:23 | 4743720 GeezerGeek
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Perhaps he trained with some US polioce department. NYC police are good at missing the targets and hitting bystanders. Then there was that incident in Miami-Dade where police expended 300+ rounds to kill two unarmed men (one of whom had killed a policeman some time earlier; the other was completely innocent) trapped in an immobile car. Multiple police were wounded during the (police only) shootout. Now we know why the Feds need those billions of rounds: they're not very efficient.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:44 | 4743288 Relentless101
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Even if he hit, he seemed really close. Could be wrong, but I believe that one makes a big bang when it reaches its target.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:04 | 4743379 Ironmonger69
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Watch the video at full screen; he is clearly not shooting at the two tanks but something off screen to the right, which the two tanks are also pointing towards. Also note soldier in the turret hatch who does nt react to the shot. He is with those tanks, not attacking them.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:40 | 4743551 Bangin7GramRocks
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All I saw was that nice ass until she moves out of frame. I think it was a tank or something. I lost interest and stopped the video.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:55 | 4743627 Mine Is Bigger
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Typical NYC mornings are much more chaotic and tense.  It is amazing how those Eastern Ukrainians were so calmly going about their business in the presence of tanks up so close.  No wonder Kiev's threats have had no effect on them!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:03 | 4743048 gcjohns1971
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Too much of a gap between first clip and second to tell what is happening or who is firing on whom.

People did not seem overly concerned about the BMPs in the first clip.  The femail speaker you can hear is asking,  "What are they doing?"

The BMPs would have a third BMP somewhere out of frame.  And the unit is likely led by a lieutenant - a young officer - with enlisted and soldiers inside. The BMP has a large gun on the top - about 75mm depending on which model - and they have small openings in the sides that infantrymen can fire through.  Again, the firing ports are on the SIDES.

What the BMPs appear to be doing in the first clip is looking at a hasty barracade made of construction materials.  

The normal procedure would be to pull back the BMP away from the obstacle so that the 'big gun' could provide overwatch while the soldiers inside dismounted through the swinging doors at the back.   If it appeared they could not clear the barricade themselves, then they would maintain overwatch and contact engineers for support in dismantling the obstacle.

Here's what I note. 

The BMP driver would have oriented the SIDES of the BMP towards any expected trouble - because that is where soldiers fire from.  The fact that the sides are oriented towards whomever filmed this, and that the people filiming do not sound like they are being shot at, we can probably say that soldiers INSIDE the BMP are not shooting at them.

The one figure in the second clip is not recognizable.  But he does not appear to be aiming at the BMPs.  He appears to be aiming somewhere off camera towards the same direction the BACK of the BMP is facing.  The BACK OF THE BMP is where the doors for soldiers to enter/exit are located. 

You can see them in the first clip.  Also from the first clip, you can see that the SIDES of the BMP are facing the obstacle - as though the Platoon Leader expected trouble from the obstacle when he pulled away from it and parked.  But the firing, both from the behavior of the audible film crew and crowd, and from the lone figure obviously firing a weapon of some sort is ORIENTED OPPOSITE THE BACK OF THE BMP.


These BMPs were ambushed.  Someone who knew normal infantry procedures placed an obstacle, but then placed their overwatch laterally to the obstacle so as to be able to fire inside the Armored vehicles once the doors opened.  For infantrymen on both sides that is the worst/best deployment because any bullets entering into the Armored Vehicle will ricochet causing multiple wounds for each bullet.

Also... the lone firing figure is not recognizable.  However, he does not appear to be wearing green camoflage that both the Ukrainian and Russian Army wears.  His clothing blends with the BMPs - so it is a dark color, a blue or black.  There appear to be some flashes of white on his pant legs.  

Blue with white stripes on the legs is what Police wear in Ukraine.  The lone gunman - though it is too unclear to be sure - is probably a member of the Mariopol police force - and he is definitely not shooting at the BMPs.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:13 | 4743169 fallout11
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BMP's seen in the videos are Ukrainian military BMP-2's, with turret mounted 30mm autocannon, an ATGM, and coax PKM GPMG.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:33 | 4743245 gcjohns1971
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Good info.


Do you think the car parked in the median that the shooter runs to looks like this one?


Also - he is wearing a dark color that is clearly not army green.

I think the guy is a policeman.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:02 | 4743371 Flagit
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I think the guy is a policeman.

soldiers now retrieving from the city . Tanks fired shells at police HQ, now burning.


They got even on the way out, if that was the case.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:54 | 4743624 gcjohns1971
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I don't think so.

The shooter is DEFINITELY NOT shooting at the BMPs.  His white car is on screen.  He runs right to it after shooting.   It MIGHT be a police car.  I am not 100% certain.   

But I am certain of a few other things about 'The Shooter'.   If you turn the video to second 6 and 7 and pause there you will see some details about the shooter's front.

He is wearing a white belt that goes from his left shoulder to his right hip (presuming the video is not reversed).    That belt is NOT the sling from the weapon he fired because the weapon is visible over his shoulder and is slung the opposite way.


- He has on a dark blue, dark grey or black clothing similar to what some police wear.

- He has a white car parked right next to the BMPs.

- The car is similar in size, shape, and color to a Ukrainian Police car.

- He is armed.

- He wears a sam-browne style belt or bandoleer from his left shoulder to his right hip, and that belt is not part of the weapon he fires.


In other words:

- He is dressed like a policeman

- His car looks like a police car.

- He is armed like a policeman

- He has a distinctive white belt like a policeman.


So, I am saying he is probably a policeman.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:02 | 4743372 BandGap
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I'd take the autocannon over that God-awful 75mm gun any day.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:20 | 4743194 Ignatius
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I'm really starting to love Ukrainians.  Where else you gonna find spectators so supernaturally calm with a fire-fight just yards away.  If tanks roll in America will I have what it takes to light a smoke and lean on a nearby lampost and calmly take in the action?  "Damn, look at that one... "

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:52 | 4743327 gcjohns1971
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Russians are that way too.

They are a very patient people.

All the evidence is that someone is trying to get them all pumped up.

But most of the propaganda is either not credible in the first place, or is rapidly contradicted.  


They tell us this is about NATO and 'carving Russia up', and a widespread fascist plot.  And it is most defniitely, absolutely NOT about energy.

Next thing we know Putin is meeting with German's and specifically invites representatives from their energy industries...


Well... WHICH IS IT???? Shall I believe what you say?  Or what you do?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:58 | 4743354 MarkAntony
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UA police officers wear red stripes on their pant legs. GAI road patrol wear sliver circles around pant leg boot level. What this guy is wearing is most likely the clothes of choice for any young Ukrainian...  sweat pants by a famous brand name with 2 white stripes running down the side of pant leg...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4743506 gcjohns1971
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Good points. Could be. Very hard to tell.


But afterward the 'Shooter' goes straight to the back of the white car parked in the median.  The car looks like it has stripes on the sides, but it is not clear whether they are black trim from the car or whether it is this:


I put the video on pause, and used the slider to move through it frame-by frame. 

After the shooter shoots, he begins to run toward the car while slinging his weapon onto his shoulder.  There is what looks like a reflection from his weapon... and then we get the only view we have of the front of his body. 

He is definitely wearing a white belt from shoulder to waist - in my opinon.

I'm still pretty sure he is a policeman.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:57 | 4743637 MarkAntony
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After close review of the RPG video it seems to me that the RPG shooter is wearing a military uniform, definitely, takes a proper stance to fire the RPG, collapses properly to one knee after firing the weapon to minimize his silhouette and his posture while exiting the firing position is also military. This person is trained well.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:04 | 4743368 MarkAntony
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...into the face of oncoming tanks...   ???????


These BMP-2s are in a tactical road block of the street ahead. The rocket propelled grenade is fired at an acute angle to the road block. The BMP were not the target.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:45 | 4743049 Azannoth
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Which direction was he shooting at? If it was the APCs that he clearly did not hit .. despite being 10m away from them wtf(?)

update - ok he is shooting parallel to the APCs so he's on "their side" apparently

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:45 | 4743070 Hulk
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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:48 | 4743083 knukles
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Too close to arm, perhaps?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:50 | 4743091 james.connolly
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"Fucking Jews... the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?"

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:18 | 4743195 Triggernometry
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Lets not conflate anti-zionism with anti-semitism

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56 | 4743349 Kirk2NCC1701
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Nor Domestic Zionism (a national homeland for Jews, i.e. Israel), with Global or International Zionism (to rule the world).

The former is understandable and legitimate.  The latter that is not.  It is evil and pernicious, and must be stopped.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4743701 JR
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It's too late, they're combined.

It has been a long time since the Jewish community has sincerely tried to make a distinction between Zionist Jews and other Jews . It is now too late because the goals of Netanyahu and his party cannot be distinguished from the goals of AIPAC and the Neocon warmongers and the US Jewish agenda these past 100 plus years that led to the 1965 Immigration Act to undermine America’s white European culture, so that Jews could feel "safer," as Jewish activist Earl Raab put it in the Jewish Bulletin, in a more diverse nation.

The goal of the Jews “to alter the ethnic composition of the United States,” he said, is to make “it even more difficult for a political party or mass movement of bigotry to develop” that might be a threat to the Jews.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:29 | 4743235 Hulk
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He actually fired a potato, aiming for the tanks exhaust pipe, he scored a direct hit, stopping the tank dead in its tracks !!!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:46 | 4743075 Winston Churchill
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Too close maybe, must have an arming range so grunts don't blow themselves up.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:49 | 4743094 Azannoth
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In a more advanced weapon possibly, but the RPG-7 self arms using the G-Force of the launch so it's "hot" immediately, seen(on youtube) a few guys blowing them selves up by point the RPG-7 at their feet

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:13 | 4743165 Testudo321
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He was not shooting at them (the APCs), but probably at the same target the APC s were shooting. 

The RPG also have a time fuse so even with the main fuse not armed yet at the time of impact (because he was so close) the grenade would be blown up by the time fuse....

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:44 | 4743059 Meat Hammer
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Love the blond chick in the jeans.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:49 | 4743087 knukles
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And the way she caresses that AK   sigh
Something for everybody! 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:49 | 4743088 krispkritter
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I'll take the brunette.  For a minute there I thought she had a camera with a large lens or a shotgun mike but probably just an umbrella to deflect incoming tank rounds...

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:34 | 4743255 Meat Hammer
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I was just thinking of pick-up lines in that situation.

"Hey, baby.  Nothing like a good civil war, huh?  Wanna get a drink?"

"Care to see my tank?"

"Nice, AK.  Wanna fuck?"

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:05 | 4743384 BandGap
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Not into any type of stealth approach, I see.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:11 | 4743416 gcjohns1971
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While there are also a lot of good, responsible, guys in the Ukraine and in Russia, there are also a lot of irresponsible, unreliable, foolish drunks.

I've been on the Streets of Moscow often seen the stupidest, most uncontrolled, slack-jawed clowns with the most gorgeous, stunning, educated, and cultured of women on their arms.  It makes you say, "What the hell?"  "How she end up with HIM???"  "Why does she put up with this childish, irresponsible, clownish BULLSHIT from such a LOSER????"

It is an entirely different planet in some ways.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4743507 Overfed
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I see plenty of that shit here, too. Little hotties hooked up with fat tubs of shit. It just boggles the mind.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:05 | 4743666 TheMeatTrapper
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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:02 | 4743886 Beard of Zeus
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Looks aren't as important to women as they are to men.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:22 | 4743467 Itchy and Scratchy
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She's definately got the sweet big backyard goin' on!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:44 | 4743068 sytallix
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Any other Battlefield 5 - i mean Ukrain civil war - clips around?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:46 | 4743074 Cant see me
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Did he miss?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:46 | 4743077 krispkritter
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Anyone else notice the thing in the street that's moving in the RPG vid?  It's just below the car and moves to the left.  Grenade? Gas canister? Squirrel?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:47 | 4743082 JackT
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Hmm..nice catch.  Looks robotic.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:04 | 4743895 Beard of Zeus
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It's a desert tortoise visiting from Nevada.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:47 | 4743081 foxenburg
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He wasn't aiming at the armour, but at something to the right of them in the distance. He must have been on the same side as they are watching him go about his business without any alarm.  

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:57 | 4743116 krispkritter
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Yeah, he's definitely shooting at something off-screen. I wouldn't have moved out into the center of the street and stood stock still to take a shot though. Plenty of cover around so I'd be firing from behind something if I could. I would not repeat this mistake: Warning; graphic.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:22 | 4743183 gcjohns1971
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No, I agree, he definitely was not firing on the Armor.

He was firing on something BEHIND the Armor - opposite where the doors would open and the soldiers come out.

Also... it doesn't look like he is wearing Ukrainian Army Green.  It looks like a dark color.  Like maybe this uniform:

Or this one:

Or maybe this one:


Also... See the white car the shooter runs to?

Does it look like t his?


I suppose the shooter might be an independant militia using his own car, and wearing a black or dark blue color...

What do  you think?


All in all I don't think this video, when examined carefully,  depicts what RT says it does

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:51 | 4743316 Phuk u
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What RT manipulating the truth, whatever next ?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:57 | 4743120 ZakuKommander
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Clearly not aiming at the armor.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:58 | 4743123 dogismycopilot
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Nazis. I hate those guys.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:13 | 4743170 Joe Davola
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Especially those of the Illinois extraction.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:10 | 4743157 Blackfox
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Yeah he is firing to the right of the APC, both on the same sides.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:16 | 4743184 Millivanilli
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Fuck it.  


Some one steps on your foot, tells you to get in line, you've got two choices.  Better to die on the feet than live on your knees.  We came in with nothing, we'll leave with nothing.   We have nothing to lose.  



Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:19 | 4743197 pachanguero
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Zero to do with us in the USA.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:19 | 4743198 pachanguero
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Zero to do with us in the USA.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:20 | 4743205 lakecity55
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You just can't tell from the video. He most certianly was not a threat to the APCs, they had plenty of time to shoot him.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:23 | 4743212 IllusionOfChoice
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The second video makes it look like the RPG wielder is on the tank crew and shooting at something else off screen. Notice how he's facing away from the tanks when firing the RPG and how we don't see it hit the tanks.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:28 | 4743233 gcjohns1971
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He runs to the white car parked in the median.

Do you think that car looks exactly like this one?



If so ... then the shooter is a policeman and appears to be supporting, rather than fighting, the armored vehicles.



Did anyone notice that the BMPs (armored vehicles) had a giant Ukrainian flag flying from the back?

Did anyone notice that the civilian croud did not seem to be cat calling or otherwise denigrating the 'fascists' in the BMP?  Instead they calmly ask, "What is going on here?"

I don't think this video shows what RT says it does.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:44 | 4743576 forwardho
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GCJ 71, As always...

Believe nothing.

There is no "news" only propaganda.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:04 | 4743662 gcjohns1971
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Professional media will issue no news only propaganda.


The truth is always trying to reveal itself to those with eyes to see, ears to hear, and a mind to think.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:54 | 4743843 Jack Burton
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Of course. in the sort video, the RPG man fired at the protestors from behind the APCs, using them for cover. The RPG round went towards the shouting protestors. This is clear from the video, so why it that it was posted as an attack on the APC???

Beware NATO, your stooges are running rampant now, killing lots of protestors, someday soon it may be the other way around. Those thin skinned old APCs will burn like matchheads if a real anti armor round hits them.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:11 | 4743900 novictim
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Believe me, gcjohns1971, when I say that you are walking on VERY thin ice here.

The contract clearly stipulates that this conflict is for the very survival (R) of Russian speaking people who are more OPPRESSED (R) than any other people on the face of the planet, EVER.  That is the script you agreed to and what we hold you to.

gc, is this a negotiation tactic?!  Really!  Do you WANT to continue to have a future in propaganda...or shall we terminate your contract right here on the spot?  Because it is looking that way.

Ok.  you get an additional 10 rubles per word as defined by 5 consecutive letters and spaces per our prior contract.  But you must insert the following into prior and future posts:


Carrot and stick, Comrade!  Get cracking on it, gcjohns1971...your bonus and future career are depending on it.


Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:24 | 4743219 RazvanM
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Question: maybe in Ukraine there are large numbers of infiltrated soldiers from Russia, posing as rebels and armed with high tech weapons?

After the scenario from Crimeea, where the local "self defense" forces were able to prepare the terrain for the Russian regular troops to takeover that region and organize "free" elections, where 95+% of population voted, this can easily be used as a starting hipotesys.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:39 | 4743272 Mr. Delicious
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defecting Ukrainian troops prepared "the terrain" more than anyone.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:38 | 4743267 BigInJapan
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Nice airsoft RPG, Bro!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:52 | 4743320 shovelhead
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OT, but since we're looking at heavy armor street fighting...

Usually not a big fan of Fox hyperventilation, but this Judge takes a baseball bat of facts to Obama and the result is gruesome, in light of the claims that Bengazi is a partisan nothingburger.



Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:54 | 4743336 jubber
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and Gold and Silver smashed negative...again

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:11 | 4743419 Itchy and Scratchy
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Warms the tender heart of the lovely U.S. Asst Sec of State Victoria (F.U.) Nuland (nee: Nudleman) Kagan!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4743516 Bosch
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Hard to get worked up about all this when people are milling around drinking coffee like they are watching the Shiners at a parade. 

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:34 | 4743525 MarkAntony
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After close review of the RPG video it's evident to me that the RPG shooter is wearing a military uniform, takes a proper stance to fire the RPG, collapses properly to one knee after firing the weapon to minimize his silhouette and his posture while exiting the firing position is also military. This person is trained well.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:40 | 4743783 novictim
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Damn! You are off-message! Comrade, recall your training. These are NOT Russian military insurgents. They are peaceful Ukrainian citizens being forced to take up what ever arms are lying around, you know, steak knives, squirt guns, beer bottles, order that they can resist the NAZI FASCIST IMF Jewish Banker Ukrainian thug gangs who are going to exterminate them for speaking Russian. Don't make me correct you again.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:16 | 4744477 MarkAntony
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I am so ashamed!!!! Sorry Comrade...  in a moment of weakness brought on by the overpowering western bourgeois propaganda I erred... please don't send me to the western front (dropping to my knees with a sad puppy look)... pppuuuueeeessseeeeeeee!!!!!!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 23:44 | 4745585 novictim
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I am stern but compassionate, comrade.  

Reveal the names of those family members making derisive or uncomplimentary comments about our glorious leader, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, commander and savior of the Mother Land and scourge of bourgeois mods and their evil siphers and we will consider you for further advancement.

You have one week.  Be thorough, agent MarkAntony. 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:18 | 4745739 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Another childish invention, another bad attempt to propagate.

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 21:36 | 4749555 novictim
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Comrade, brilliant! Tonight I propagate with your mother...again, so many years after you were born.

Did you know I did visit you at times when you were just a were so cute. March on Comrade! You make me proud!

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 22:18 | 4749649 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The specificity of Ukrainian Nazi Junta Citizenism, is to advance coercion hiding behind freedom justice and truth ideas. Ukrainian Nazi Junta Citizenism citizens are covered all angles.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:54 | 4743625 katchum
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Wow these people are just strolling around, like they're on the beach.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:34 | 4743754 novictim
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The reason that everyone is so calm and carefree is that they are being brutalized and oppressed by Ukrainian NAZI Fascist Jewish Banker Biker Gangs.

Didn't you get Putin's memo, Comrade?  You get one more chance to get this messaging correct or you lose your stipend.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:02 | 4743636 walküre
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Barf alert.

Europe is a little preoccupied right now. Sorry, Ukrainians and all other East Easterners of the former Eastern European block. You might get invaded, you might find that a majority of your alleged country men are actually Russians in disguise. Russian sleeper cells if you prefer the 21st century terrorist lingo.

Whatever it may be.. Europe is busy voting for Conchita Wurst (german for sausage) at this weekends European Song Festival.

Again, barf alert. I'm sorry but you have to see this to believe it.

When is Hitler coming back from the dead is the first thing that went through my mind. How sad is that? What"s happening in Europe culturally is so eerily reminiscent of the last days of freedom in the early decades of the 20th century. The parallels are outright scary.

Russian politician calls IT a pervert. He's bang on.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:06 | 4743668 gcjohns1971
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I would rather eat the German Sausage than watch it be made in the Ukraine - or anywhere else for that matter.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4743704 walküre
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Seems that Germans and Austrians could care less about where sausage is made as long as they can see this travesty of a sausage on stage?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:07 | 4743653 gcjohns1971
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A few other facts come to mind.

Still presuming the first and second clips are related:

In the first clip you get a wide pan to see a long distance along one side of the road.

There is no police headquarters building in view.

There is no building in view at all.

At the far pan right you can see the top of what looks like it might be a building - but the shape of the roof is not  like the roof on the picture of the destroyed police HQ that RT put out.

The other side of the street from the cameraman is a park.

It has a blue platform of some sort.  Maybe it is bleachers - a seating area like you would see in a stadium.

The direction of fire - if the two videos are related - is towards the park, not a building.


How does that square with the pictures of Armed 'Civilians' hiding behind trees in the recently posted photos below?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:21 | 4743716 IridiumRebel
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Thank you all for the forensic work.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:23 | 4743721 Totentänzerlied
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RPG fires at 0:07, then what sounds like an (unseen) rifle report at 0:08, then the RPG report at 0:09 (neither of the BMP 30mm guns appear to fire).

Judging by the car, I'd have to agree it's a policeman. Meanwhile the plebs mill about like it's an average Friday, and to the guys in the fore of the frame, going prone on the open street does not constitute "taking cover".

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:29 | 4743738 ross81
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RPG guy is a Ukie soldier but I fear we actually will be witness to many genuine acts of suicidal bravery from the rebels against these fascist forces in the coming weeks. The Kiev regime is under strict instruction from their CIA & IMF overlords to crush any opposition. Putin it seems though will not intervene directly & these ethnic Russians will have to fight on by themselves (with some covert Russian aid perhaps).

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:46 | 4743814 novictim
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Very good start, Comrade.  

But the memo clearly states "NAZI JEWISH BANKER IMF BIKER GANG fascist forces...".   Please edit your comment and add these important details.  This little bit of extra effort is key to achieving our objectives.

Messaging is EVERYTHING, Comrade.  Keep up the good work.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:28 | 4744015 ross81
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indeed comrade, and here we see a Jew struggling to explain why she's in bed with Nazis. Enjoy.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:56 | 4744128 novictim
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Da!  And check out the frame at just catch a glimpse of the forked tongue darting back into her gaping maw and the sharp teeth that surround her orifice.  Notice her clever use of words to convey meaning, as well.  Classic Zionist, Nazi, IMF Banker, Criminal Oppressor strategy right there.

Do not give up hope, ross81.  Jack Burton has correctly identified the Sipers and their mods as the key weapon we must guard against to prevent our own GENOCIDE!  And this is all LEGAL under NATO!

ross81...we must remain vigilant and gather knowledge of our true adversaries:

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:55 | 4744380 Pressfiretostart
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You are clearly insane, a fascist or a gov misinformation agent (or incidentally all three).


How you sleep at night is beyond me.


You need help.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 23:35 | 4745576 novictim
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Very clever use of a cipher, Pressfiretostart.  Well done.

I will pass this through the usual channel which is now a high efficiency, low flush model... may I point out that I use the recycled paper with absorbant pillows...such comfort.  

Needless to say, the higher ups down there will take notice of your dilligence!  March on, Comrade!

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:20 | 4745740 TheFourthStooge-ing
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That is good fairy tale but far from reality.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:40 | 4743788 Quinvarius
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Enlarging the video, the guy with the RPG looks like a soldier shooting down the road and not at the APC.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:51 | 4743832 Jack Burton
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Kiev and America are spreading freedom and democracy to the people in Eastern Ukraine who are refusing to acknowledge the Coup Government in Kiev. This government is called the legitimate government of Ukraine by the EU and USA. This is based on the coup winning control by violent mobs, firebombs and paid sipers hired to kill protestors and police in large numbers. Thankfully, this is the age of cell phone cameras and small hand held video devices is many forms, so we get to see what the Western Media is trying to cover up. Now we get to see when in Odessa dozens are murdered by a mob, we get to see it in all it's ugly horror. Western Media likes to think they control the narrative and can decide what we the people are allowed to see. But those fuckers are living in the past, we don't need their media, what for?

Obviously Kiev has enough loyal Western Ukrainians to staff some army units and the right sector can deliever mods of death squads as the need arrises. WHat also is obvious is that Eastern Ukraininas will not lie down and die on command from a coup leader in Kiev. Were this Russia smashing opposition to a coup in Moscow with tanks and APCs, the West would declare war. We saw Libya, where oppostion used heavy weapons to attack the government, the government responded, NATO said armed forces were not allowed to repress the oppostion, so they declared war on Libya and bombed the Libyan army to defeat.

What is the difference in Ukraine? Simple, the Coup is a western creation, designed to transfer all power and resources to the NATO block. If this requires killing and armed forces tanks attacking oppostion members who refuse to be ruled by NATO's Kiev coup, then this is legal under NATO law. And what is NATO law? It is whatever the USA says it is.

I have news for NATO and the USA, they may hold all this power, military power to crush East Ukraine, but they can not crush our ability to watch it happen on videos made on teh scene of the crimes. More and more people remember Libya and the "Army is attacking the People" justification for a NATO war. Now NATO is sayting Russia is attacking Ukraine, when in fact, this is an open civil war, and NATO is fully backing the government they used their power and money to put in control.

People of East Ukraine have every right to fight an illegal coup leader, Yats, he apparently was placed in power by NATO to carry out IMF, Western Banks and NATO economic and military conquest of all Ukraine, including millions who never got to have a say in the new rulers in Kiev, only there because NATO put them there. Yats is an IMF stooge, and another Neo-Con Israel First mossad stooge.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:37 | 4744063 novictim
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Thank you Jack!  

Siper mods murderers are heading into towns in the USA and Europe, too, to oppress Russian KILL THEM!  Oh, the HOROR!  

But will western "media" report this?  NO!  Day by day, the media ignores the mean and merciless Sipers and their nefarious schemes and mods plots to destroy Russians and Russian language programming on PBS and other so called "media".  This is all "legal", under NATO!

Yes, they killed the Great Man, Muammar Gaddafi, our hero and brother and lover of the world.  But his lasting memory is in our hearts.  The Sipers CANNOT take this away!  Their tentacles, reaching, probing mods cannot suck the life out of us all.  Neither the Neo-Con Israeli Mossad Stooge Hitlerian Biker Gang IMF Agent Army Provocateurs nor their evil hell span, the Sipers, can break our will.  Jack, we WILL overcome the mods!  

March on Comrades!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:34 | 4745009 TheFourthStooge-ing
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I can not quantify the value of your work but I can tell you, it is vastly overpaid.

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