"People's Governor" Of Newly-Independent Luhansk Survives Assassination Attempt

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Just 2 days after the people of the Luhansk region voted for secession to Russia - despite protestation from the West and calls for delays from Putin - the self-proclaimed "people's governor" of the region has been injured in an apparent assassination attempt this morning. A car carrying Valery Bolotov was shot at and the press office reports that "he is injured and is currently in a private hospital." Of course, it is unclear who opened fire upon the governor but it certainly won't please Putin who has vowed to protect the rights of his people in that region...

Via Novinite,

The self-declared People's Governor of Luhansk Region in eastern Ukraine was injured in an assassination attempt, Tuesday.


A car carrying the Luhansk 'people's governor' Valery Bolotov was fired on Tuesday in the Luhansk region, his press office said, the CNN reports.


"Yes, Valery Bolotov is injured, and he is currently in a private hospital," Southeastern Army spokesman Vasiliy Nikitin told RIA Novosti.


The assassination attempt occurred in the Luhansk Region at around 11:00 am local time, he said, without specifying the perpetrator or the weapon used in the attack. Bolotov's life is not currently in danger, Nikitin added.


The reported attack comes amid increasing tensions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where pro-Russian separatists staged a referendum Sunday asking residents whether they should declare independence from Ukraine.

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Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:44 | 4754693 George Soros
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Anyone seen these Blackwater dudes recenlty?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:46 | 4754702 Looney
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Europeeing Union and US must be very proud! Phuckers! ;-)


Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:16 | 4754917 Latina Lover
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Those shots were from the  Blackwater Merc's, congratulating the new governor of Lugansk, Kiev style.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:40 | 4755369 StacksOnStacks
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We spend HOW MUCH MONEY and these guys still can't terminate their target.  Probably up late doing shots out of a hooker's strange.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:05 | 4754843 RaceToTheBottom
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This will get out of hand....

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:34 | 4755045 pods
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Yes it will. you have crazy power vacuums all over. 

Probably the west's plan all along:

ordo ab chao


Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:41 | 4755089 Latina Lover
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It has already got out of hand...

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:15 | 4754900 813kml
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Man, the US sure are cheapskates.  This is the kind of incompetence that happens when you pull your snipers out of the mercenary discount bin.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 22:54 | 4757661 Rootin' for Putin
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last ones i saw were hanging from a light pole in some sand pit town.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:44 | 4754695 BlindMonkey
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What's the over/under on RF troops in Donetsk by Sunday?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:45 | 4754700 LawsofPhysics
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He needs better security.  Perhaps he should talk to the other "People's Mayor" Bloomturd...


Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:15 | 4754915 Dr. Engali
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Maybe he should hire Blackwater. They'll sell themselves out to the highest bidder.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:15 | 4755254 john39
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i doubt it in this case doc. satan's army truly serves only its master's interests.  blackwater is just the freelance division of that army.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 19:20 | 4756958 mrpxsytin
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I think the official term for these types are irregulars. All the toys of a regular unit and none of the discipline. 

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 14:20 | 4755799 Drachma
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Dr., that statement sure did give me an image of a morbid juxtaposition of insanities that, although laughable to some degree, is absolutely horrific, and says much about the dark inner workings of an emotionless psyche. It makes one think about the dark spirit of war that fashions an abysmal psychosis out of a once healthy, stable mind. And to claim immunity from its effects is to tacitly admit to a previously extant and enduring affliction of one’s being. I think this is true whether one is a participant in the bloody arena or merely an ancillary agent in their capacity as manager or facilitator. For the pawn and principal alike, the reality of war extracts all remaining vestiges of innocence and stains the conscience a deep black.

What bothers me most is the dressing of the monster in gentleman's attire, laden with fine medallions and insignias of ‘glory’ and ‘honour’. Then others, fooled by the brazen adornments and slick facades, willingly sacrifice themselves to its cause. Like the lamb invited to dinner by the wolf, they may realize only too late that they are in fact the ones on the menu, as h’ordeurve until the next hapless cohort seeks its chance at illusory victory. And isn’t that the open secret that those with indifference or unquestioning allegiance are most often blinded to; that there are no victors in war amongst the actors.

There are however, as you well know, carefully hidden and rarely spoken of benefactors of this theatre of the macabre. To utter their names, much less allude to their seminal role, is to invite ridicule and reflexive allegations of conspiratorial delusions. They are of course the financiers and merchants of destruction. They are the dominant minority that maintain their order and achieve their hidden agendas through instigation and perpetuation of contrived conflicts. This exceedingly small group of recondite priests of power persist through the illusion of progress, constantly arousing the rabble into motions that are inherently alien and destructive to its nature. I would define that as pure evil.

Thanks Dr. for stirring my thoughts.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:46 | 4754706 freedom5000
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Putin should send some dudes in plain clothes to help out

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:58 | 4755178 Winston of Oceania
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Like the guy with the fat face hidden behind his beard that was photographed in both Ukraine and Georgia?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:46 | 4754708 Oracle 911
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The "fun" will start soon.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:49 | 4754727 chapaev's ghost
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This is nothing Hunter Biden can't smooth over.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:57 | 4755173 Winston of Oceania
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Is HB an Archduke of any sort?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:50 | 4754734 Relentless101
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Subtle... Too subtle...

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:41 | 4755093 Latina Lover
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From Kiev, with Love.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:54 | 4754762 Smegley Wanxalot
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Good thing to know that our side doesn't do things like this.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:57 | 4754779 intric8
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seems like a cia or mossad sponsored professional hit.

No milk and cookies with Nuland till he finishes the job

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:56 | 4755167 Winston of Oceania
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Why he wasn't killed, more likely he shot himself he is a politician after all. It doesn't matter where a politician comes from they are vermin in ALL respects.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 13:51 | 4755688 BlindMonkey
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He's not a banker and, presumably, there were no nailguns involved.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:58 | 4754791 williambanzai7
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It was a lone gunman in the School Book Depository.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:03 | 4754827 cossack55
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At least with digital cameras we won't have to wait for the Zapruderski film to be developed.  Any grassy knolls in E.Ukr.?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:05 | 4754835 JustObserving
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The Nobel Prize Winner spreading sweetness and light in this world. Perhaps, 400 US mercenaries in Ukraine are not enough.


Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:18 | 4755272 john39
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i heard this morning that the U.S. military is now officially in Nigeria, looking for those lost girls and helping kittens out of trees...  and otherwise spreading democracy.  the farce continues.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:04 | 4754840 gcjohns1971
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These Oblasts of Ukraine are making it worse by refusing to participate in the Ukrainian elections and also by applying to Russia for admission.

They should be saying that they enthusiastically support election of a new government in Kiev...

That is what they want, right?

Moreover, they can always reject the election result.  If they want to do political Judo, they would reject the election and call for a  'Ukrainian Continental Congress' to draft a new Constitution - with a suitably long lead time to completion.  That would take away all of Kiev's justifications in the West's eyes for using force.  And if Kiev attacked anyway, then much of their western support would evaporate.

Just that indication of continued participation in Ukraine takes a lot of tools away from Kiev.  Tools taken away, because they could not be seen as working directly for Putin, nor would they be supporting the current Kiev regime.  They would simply be asserting autonomy while offering a fig-leaf as a path forward.

Even knowing all that would fail would give the residents more normal life and less chaos.  It only has to buy time. 

Why not?  As I said.  They can use Russian banks to do transactions in Rubles now.  And they can always ask to join Russia, or to reject the Kiev election later...

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:15 | 4754906 detached.amusement
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bah, this is exactly what states in the US need to do and reject the usurped mechanisms at the top of the sand hill.  you watch too much nightly news.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:20 | 4754941 dsty
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It seems to me that they realize what will happen is unavoidable, big Russian army on border.

they have chose the side that is coming to take over, wise move.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:26 | 4754982 youngman
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I think Russia is getting a lemon....the Ukraine is not a rich country...and I am sure all those that voted for going back to Russia think they are going to get great pensions and social programs now...not going to happen...

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:38 | 4755065 Titus
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Russia will be blocking a competing gas pipeline and securing the southern black sea coast. Nothing will materially change, except they will have to waste resources and political capital to get it.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:40 | 4755083 Bioscale
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Great pensions and social programs? Dude, Russia is not US. The folks are afraid of their jobs and lives. They know that USA-Kiew bastards will fuck up the country completely.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:17 | 4755267 Titus
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wrong dipshit, they are happy for stability and a strong leader, at least the 90% majority is.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:53 | 4755152 beavertails
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False Flag for Russian invasion or incompetent assassins, either scenario has just triggered non-identifiable Russian speaking boots on the ground.  Putin checks Obama again.  Good distraction from Obumacare.  Obuma approval ratings are not made up to be up, and gay atheletes are the next thing to distract the USSA mass news (cough cough) now that the race card is getting tired out.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 14:42 | 4755907 teslaberry
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perhaps PUTIN is catching on and arranging his own 'false flags'. 

who knows who did what. all that matters is that the politics of provocation ensure escalation of enmity . 



Tue, 05/13/2014 - 14:43 | 4755908 teslaberry
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the only unwanted voice is the voice of peace. and those seeking it should leave The Yukraine.

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