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Donetsk Declares Martial Law As "Leave Or Face Total Annihilation" Deadline Hits Within The Hour

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The self-proclaimed "people's governor" of Donetsk, Pavlo Gubarev...


has, according to KyivPost, threatened "total annihilation" of Ukrainian armed forces moved into Donetsk region if Kyiv did not pull them away from "the cities of Donbas" within one hour.


As RT reports,

Donetsk self-defense forces set an ultimatum for the Kiev military, warning that if troops do not withdraw from block posts in the Donetsk region within 24 hours, they will be taken by force, RIA Novosti reported.


The pro-autonomy militia of Donbass region in eastern Ukraine made the statement on Wednesday.


"If the armored vehicles are not pulled back, the roadblocks of the so-called legitimate authorities are not removed, I will have enough power and means – the commander supported me today – to destroy and burn everything. Reconnaissance and sabotage groups are ready to move and some are steady,” deputy commander of the pro-autonomy militia of Donbass, Sergey Zdrilyuk, told RIA Novosti.


I give 24 hours for them to withdraw all troops, all forces,” he added.


The statement follows referendums in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which showed that the majority of voters support self-rule amid an intensified military operation by Kiev.

That deadline expires shortly... would anyone else, besides Virtu (which will buy until the last millisecond and then dump it all) want to be long into this?


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Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:40 | 4763727 fonzannoon
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 Look at the Russell stage a massive rally off the lows with the nasdaq following it and the dow starting to turn. Get that 10yr back to 2.5%. The market has not cared about Ukraine from day 1, no need to start now.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:42 | 4763737 medium giraffe
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Ukraine only matters when it's good to the upside.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:44 | 4763744 Manthong
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I think they mean business.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:46 | 4763754 dontgoforit
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Pavlo needs to call off his dogs.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:00 | 4763818 Headbanger
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Those fucking idots!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:09 | 4763865 Latina Lover
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Yes, the Yatzis in Kiev really fucked things up in the Ukraine.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:21 | 4763919 Save_America1st
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Killer clown suit there, Guv-nuh!!! 


Here...put on this clown suit so they'll take your threats seriously...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:01 | 4764047 CrimsonAvenger
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Seriously - where did he get those kick-ass threads, a Ukrainian thrift shop? 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:28 | 4764338 Volkodav
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stop posting off topic stupid crap..

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 21:40 | 4764983 jeff montanye
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i'm rootin' for putin, but those epaulettes look to have borrowed some fringe from the end of the curtains attached to cutouts from boot inserts.

doesn't mean he couldn't hose gasoline into armored personnel carriers at five in the morning with a smile on his face and a flare gun in his hand though.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:04 | 4764062 svayambhu108
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What happens when a system cannot take negative feedback?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:27 | 4763938 aVileRat
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Hey idiot,

While your ZOG rants are always amusing you may want to do a bit of background "research" on who is Pavel and the "Russian National Unity" Party of Donesk.

Go ahead, I'll wait while you read up on the "Night Wolf" bike gang based out of St.Pytorburg and the RNU. Come back when you get fresh approval to continue shadowboxing. Bonus points for your team if you can reconcile the real names & faces of the guys holed up in the Lughansk police station with their unit numbers and then have the balls to post a excuse as to what they are doing in there. Using Sergi Laugh-off quotes on American primetime is cheating.



Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:40 | 4764154 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Don't be confused: the bottom line is that this ranter is and foremost a Ukrainian Yatzi Junta Citizenist and then duplicitous. Don't expect honest when you can't get it.

But hey, who cares? Banderastanis are known for embracing lies. Don't disturb them while they masturbate over their propaganda fantasies.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:37 | 4764373 Berspankme
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Hey fuckface, Yats is calling. He wants his daily blowjob from you.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:10 | 4763871 flacon
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Nothing will happen... and then the S&P will be at All Time Highs by tomorrow morning because WWIII was averted. Meanwhile the USA is about to unleash a war on Agriculture. 


USDA Seeking To Purchase Submachine Guns
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:02 | 4764052 cossack55
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Does the MRAP come in a combine version.  Green and yellow color scheme would also be nice.  thanks.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:18 | 4764292 Dugald
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Makes sense to me, machinery and fuel getting way too expensive cheaper to shoot holes in ground and drop seeds in..

Would create more jobs too, one to shoot, one to drop,  one to fill holes......way better than one guy sitting in an air conditioned cab picking his nose.....


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:21 | 4764306 Dugald
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Makes sense to me, machinery and fuel getting way too expensive cheaper to shoot holes in ground and drop seeds in..

Would create more jobs too, one to shoot, one to drop,  one to fill holes......way better than one guy sitting in an air conditioned cab picking his nose.....


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:13 | 4763882 TahoeBilly2012
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Where's that fuckwit Nazi Yarosh and what happened to the Oakland Raider fan fat boy?? Oh yea...he got the ax

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:07 | 4763859 Canadian Dirtlump
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Don't worry, blackwater mercenaries will show up in UN helicopters to restore order as directed by the democratically installed by a fascist coup regime.



Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:14 | 4763893 TahoeBilly2012
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File under "You can't you make this shit up?"

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:23 | 4763930 Save_America1st
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"democratically installed by a fascist coup regime"...

I like's "catchy".  Would look great on a tank bumper-sticker too. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:47 | 4764178 Latina Lover
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Don't worry,  Canadian Dirtlump, Spetznaz dressed as little green menwill give the blackwater mercs a russian welcome...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:53 | 4764198 jerry_theking_lawler
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Funny that Blackwater showed up only a day or so after funds were approved for Ukraine (and they sold bonds)......

This proves what all of this is, power, war.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:34 | 4764598 strannick
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Blackwater Bonds. Backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Govt

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 20:26 | 4764762 BlindMonkey
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The band formerly known as Erik Prince and the Revolution are about to play a sold out show.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:47 | 4763755 Arius
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it will react this time.... it is almost 4pm

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 21:17 | 4764914 Bangin7GramRocks
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Is the retarded kid in the costume their "very special" leader?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:41 | 4763731 alien-IQ
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So I guess this means the market rallies into the close....

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:42 | 4763732 Buckaroo Banzai
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"You and what army?"

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:45 | 4763750 Bay of Pigs
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I wouldn't underestimate "who" might help them.

The crazed loonies in Kiev and DC appear to want this thing to go right over the cliff.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:34 | 4763946 ZerOhead
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Here is a recent shot of a rebel in Syria in possession of an American made TOW anti-tank missile.\

How the fuck it got there remains a secret but I'm sure that the Russians have not forgotten what these TOW and Stinger missiles provided to Al Qaeda in Afghanistan did to their forces.

Now just think of all the global hotspots where the American government supports it's dictators, Kings and despots against the best interests and human rights of their citizens.

Could get real ugly... fast.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:36 | 4764607 strannick
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Wonder why he didn't just sell it?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:47 | 4763758 STG5IVE
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His army of dry cleaners.  Just look at that uniform!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:52 | 4763785 williambanzai7
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I thought Goldman Sachs was the army of dry cleaners.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:01 | 4763820 Ms. Erable
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Money laundering != money cleaning.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:03 | 4763832 CrashisOptimistic
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Well, that is a uniform, but it's not military, and he doesn't pay for the dry cleaning.

You see, he works as a bellhop.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:07 | 4763855 williambanzai7
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Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:25 | 4763935 negative rates
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We all have to travel in the foot steps of somebody.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:20 | 4763923 ronron
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off topic. can you repost the gibson guitar pic. i lost it and can't find it in the archives.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:24 | 4764122 ronron
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jees fuck thanks. :-)

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:56 | 4764455 ronron
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i get down voted for a thank you?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 20:43 | 4764807 BlindMonkey
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That's the way we roll here.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:19 | 4764108 gcjohns1971
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He dresses like Frederick of Prussia.

Pity he hasn't spent Frederick's time in the saddle, or time drilling his troops.  It has everything to do with the difference between presentation and substance.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:42 | 4763738 Bangin7GramRocks
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The have a big-ass pile of rocks all ready to go and the sling shots all have new rubberbands.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:50 | 4763769 Manthong
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I do not think it is improbable that a pile of RPGs are somehow found where the rocks are.

If that is the case, I would not want to be in any of that Ukraine light armor. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:55 | 4763795 TahoeBilly2012
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Long JiffyPop

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:02 | 4763830 Winston of Oceania
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Of course no one will be inside, just waiting a bit off to counter ambush.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:43 | 4763739 Agent P
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"The self-proclaimed "people's governor" of Donetsk, Pavlo Gubarev..."

His real name is Philip Blake.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:43 | 4763741 Bill of Rights
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The Daily Bell - Are Russia and China About to Announce the End of the US Dollar Era?

Hmm some how I have a gut feeling the Ukrainian issue will be an excuse for the inevitable. I guess we will find out on May 20th.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:17 | 4763913 Panafrican Funk...
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FACTA is doing a pretty good job of killing the dollar/dollarized assets as well.  

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:17 | 4764098 gcjohns1971
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Matter of Point of View.


Its the idiots in the Eccles Mariner building and the crazy progressive loons on the left and right who are killing the dollar.  FACTA is just toasting its demise.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:50 | 4764185 NotApplicable
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They'll still blame it all on Putin, though.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:59 | 4764470 August
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I'm surprised The Daily Bell, which is a reasonably serious source of information/opinion, has Jeff Berwick as a guest author.  Maybe Jeff is moving away from his booze, Bulgarian "passport program" and Chilean real estate fraud.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:43 | 4763743 IridiumRebel
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Let us all reflect of the numerous ways to avoid this shit show that could lead to worldwide conflagration.....T-Minus 45 minutes to ClusterFuck.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:49 | 4763770 El Vaquero
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We'll find out if the self appointed governer has any pull when T minus zero arrives.  Too bad the cookie woman won't experience first hand what she has sown in Ukraine if he does have that pull. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:47 | 4764000 ZerOhead
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The easiest way is for Nazinyuk to accept the Putin Ukrainian Federation plan idea and negotiate limited autonomy for the East and South.

Keeps shit together for the bankers to pillage, keeps the thugs out of the East and South, and keeps most of the people happy.

Unfortunately Obama and the bankers are out for blood.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:22 | 4764118 gcjohns1971
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There is another reason why this guy is not an adult.

If he wants favorable terms for Donetsk he can't sell himself to Russia too quickly.

That he spread his legs first thing means he is the beggar to Putin's benefactor - and that is a position no leader can afford to be in.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:45 | 4763749 IridiumRebel
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Pavlo Gubarev has a "Franz Ferdinand" look to him...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:46 | 4763756 the not so migh...
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yeah right, strange

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:47 | 4763762 IridiumRebel
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Paint a mustache on him and....poof! WWIII BitcheZ!!!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:49 | 4763768 dontgoforit
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That's some goofy halloween outfit he's wearing.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:09 | 4763866 Herodotus
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Obama would get more respect if he had a uniform like that.  He could even wear it golfing.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:58 | 4764042 Anusocracy
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I think he would go for something more geisha girlish.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 20:49 | 4764825 BlindMonkey
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I'm pretty sure I saw a picture series where he had a picture taken in each of the 5 Village People outfits. Really butch work. /s

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:52 | 4763781 Bill of Rights
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Funny I was thinking Neil Patrick Harris.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:57 | 4763798 IridiumRebel
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"How I Met Your World War III"

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:14 | 4763891 813kml
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I think the ending to that spin-off will suck just as much.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:19 | 4763905 Bendromeda Strain
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How I Met Your Mother Of All Battles (where is Baghdad Bob when I need him?)

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:17 | 4763909 Bendromeda Strain
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Doogie Howitzer!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:02 | 4763829 Agent P
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He looks FABULOUS!!! 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:31 | 4763963 IridiumRebel
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Thanks sweetie...wipe your chin. Looks like you got some schmootz on there, like whipped cream...OH WAIT!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:47 | 4763759 Sudden Debt
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is that guy wearing a 18th century army costume?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:53 | 4763788 DoomJunkie
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He's trying to one up Seinfeld's pirate shirt.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:58 | 4763808 RichardENixon
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Or maybe Brian Boitano's figure skating getup.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:53 | 4763790 KickIce
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Who does he think he is Napoleon?  Wonder if he has his hand hidden under his shirt.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:54 | 4763792 RichardENixon
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Looks more like the uniforms movie ushers used to wear back when I was a kid.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:47 | 4763764 fonzannoon
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Linkedin, twitter nice and green. amazing.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:50 | 4763772 Catch-22
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…did he just say “the cities of Dumbass”… ?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:24 | 4763933 Volkodav
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nyet...don't be flattered...did not mean any about you

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:51 | 4763779 Meat Hammer
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Obama, take note.  THAT'S a red line.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:14 | 4764092 gcjohns1971
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Red lines drawn too close are tripwires to a mine.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:51 | 4763780 the not so migh...
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t- minus 30 mins

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:57 | 4763804 nonclaim
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By the looks of his uniform, the 1h was needed to finish feeding the horses.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:01 | 4763825 Volkodav
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"The Russians saddle their horses slowly, but ride fast"   Otto Von Bismarck

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:16 | 4763904 nonclaim
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Certainly much easier to ride fast in the Steppe than the Black Forest ... tanks, on the other hand, don't like it when it gets soggy.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:52 | 4763786 Ness.
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Does this mean I can buy stawks for 24 more hours?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:57 | 4763801 giggler321
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Sad as words that will lead to blood on the streets for sure

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:59 | 4763811 CaptainSpaulding
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Is it 24 hours or the 3pm - 4pm hour?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:00 | 4763812 Alberich
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You don't have to be Sun Tzu to question the wisdom of giving your opponent 24 hours notice of the precise time and location of your assault. This won't happen, at least not as advertised.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:02 | 4763828 kurt
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The epaulettes remind me of Napoleon, which reminds me he was young, that all wars are fought by the young who die: The leaders, the old schemers, greedy theives, and those of murderous hearts, don't but should.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:44 | 4764166 Whoa Dammit
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I thought the same thing. He even looks like Napoleon did when he was young.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:04 | 4763838 Mr. Delicious
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The term "controlled opposition" is thrown around a lot these days, and maybe he's genuine, but this sort of over the top rhetoric and Napoleonic attire makes me wonder...

Parenthetically, where's the Pope and the...whomever for the Orthodox Church - fucking clergy... why is the Pope headed to Israel to be potentially assassinated by Israel [blamed on a Palestinian] when he should be meeting with his counterpart, in Ukraine, to do whatever he can to help head off WW3???????????

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:05 | 4763846 ebworthen
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So...midnight Donetsk time?

I like it; "Get out by midnight or face annihilation."

Old West = High Noon.

Donetsk = High Witching Hour.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:06 | 4763847 youngman
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The side that wins the first engagement..wins the country I think....both need the Cred..and a win gets it...Kiev needs to get patriotic..and so does the Russian side....remember not all voted for the Russians...some still remember the 30s...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:21 | 4763926 Volkodav
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Russians remember the 30's well..

you are either ignorant or want deny who carried out the murders and depradation

Russians suffered more than any

Actually many regions in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:28 | 4763944 negative rates
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The rudder on that plane is on fire if you hadn't noticed, and it's still flying.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:59 | 4764043 gcjohns1971
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A man who borrows his anscestor's accomplishments is one who doesn't have any of his own.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:06 | 4763851 hugovanderbubble
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German Equities can easily DROP 15%

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:06 | 4763853 border dog
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Captain Kangaroo just drew the us what you got....

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:27 | 4763942 Volkodav
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jealous cos they got some real history?

better worry about your own country

anybody stand up there?

how your leaders dress? latex?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:08 | 4763862 Turdy Brown
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This guy has more balls than anyone I know!  Good for him.  Fuck Kiev and fuck the Nulands!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:31 | 4763964 franzpick
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Waiting for the video of 30 or 40 separatists tipping over one of Nuland's bisquit powered, junta driven tanks.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:36 | 4763979 hoist the bs flag
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remember...the definition of "tanks" around here gets sloppy

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:30 | 4763950 IridiumRebel
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T-minus 60 seconds.....LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!!!!!!

...or when they drop the dollar: LET'S GET READY TO RUBLE!!!!!!!!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:30 | 4763956 Ariadne
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Hillary channelling Sophia

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:40 | 4763987 Volkodav
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Kyiv Post..if Kyiv post said it..disregard

Kyiv Post is terrible 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:04 | 4764483 The Blank Stare
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Totally! I've been checking them out every other day for the last two weeks. WOW! Had to break out my fly fishing waders to avoid the bullshit. And western bullshit stinks more cuz of all the chemicals and corn they use.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:40 | 4763988 youngman
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That uniform or is a costume is kind of right off the bat this guy thinks he is the new King....takes a good ego to do that

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:53 | 4763997 gcjohns1971
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Children with matches.


If the objective is to avoid a bloodbath, a realistic timeline had to be given.    

Armor uses trains to get around.  They don't drive unless in battle because tracked vehicles are inherently maintenance intensive.

With the Ukrainian Army's old BMP-2s from the 1970s, and T-72s they would lose half their force to maintenance in the first 50 miles of the road march. All could have been returned to service in a few days, but they didn't have a few days.  So why even start the roadmarch? 

But the train ride that got them in the vicinity was coordinated over weeks, and required several days just for loading/unloading.

The short timeline means a departure by train is not  possible.

The deadline being so short says:  "I am not interested in a political solution.  I just want to fight."

Also... what about the career military stationed in Donetsk?.  Many won't be from Donetsk originally.   Ditto for bureacrats (many bureaucracies that are not military in the West are part of the Army in Ukraine).   Many will be from other regions in Ukraine.

They have been given a choice to abandon their families elsewhere in Ukraine and defect to Donetsk - or to be homeless and jobless, fleeing by any means they can with their families (including on foot) in 48 hours.

The choice given to them is not one that provides a bloodless way out. 

But it does pave the way for false defections, where Ukrainian bureacrats who can't move in time look at the faces of their small children and promise whatever is demanded of them - but later take opportunities when they arise.

This kind of short sighted decision making means the adults are not in charge in Donetsk.  They think about their immediate battle and choose options that will cause dreadful consequences over time.

Very stupid.

Anyone with any knowledge of how Tanks operate could have told them the same.

Anyone with an ear to hear it knew at first announcement that it was an empty deadline that simply meant they wanted to fight. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:54 | 4764023 ZerOhead
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Possibly,,, but the East does not possess the forces able to remove the Ukrainians without Russian assistance.

I suspect it's more of a bluff than anything... but we will have to wait and see.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:58 | 4764041 Volkodav
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That is not a fact you can back up..obviously you do not know former experience of guys live in these regions.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:10 | 4764083 gcjohns1971
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Battle is a funny thing in some ways.  It reveals things about people you would otherwise never see.

Many of the guys who talk the loudest will quit when the going gets tough.  Many of them will have been cowards from the beginning, hiding behind their words.

Many of those most confident turn out to be idiots or psychopaths who get themselves and their men killed.

A streetfight you can walk away from after the shooting is an entirely different matter.  It is comparatively easy to walk into a gun fight, hold your fear behind your teeth while you do your part, and then breathe out a sigh and talk tough when you are done. 

Real battle is harder because you never let out that sigh.  The tension never leaves you.  And every day is walking into a gunfight.

You will learn who is who amongst those in Donetsk before this is over.


Such effort is better used building things.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:14 | 4764090 Bioscale
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This is unknown territory for everyone outside those places. Maybe the army/police/special forces disolved into these groups with all their weapons, but there are no hard proofs. It may be wise from Russia to help those guys, or maybe not, I don't know. But I expect Russians to storm the eastern UA regions once there will be too much blood.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:45 | 4764176 Volkodav
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OK some here do not get what should be obvious to anyone can think...

many vets and ex service live in these regions..older guys from soviet

Afgantsy and other very experienced...they protect their families, home, cities

word out of area is kyiv forces lost above 80 kia /more wounded 6 rotors 12 tracks dead in real



Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:10 | 4764504 August
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The big issue is motivation:  can the greed of the Kiev junta, and the Galician hatred of Russia, outweigh the willingness of those in the East to fight and die for self-determination. 

My bet is no, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:55 | 4764028 Volkodav
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Nyet...get real...

armor can move..abandon any that does't make it because of poor maintenance

can always march out...

if they are on down the road leaving, no one will bother them.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:03 | 4764059 gcjohns1971
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Words are cheap.  Lots of people have actual experience.  They can judge for themselves whether my reasons make sense.


I don't expect reason, events, or reality to modify your views at all.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 09:54 | 4766247 gcjohns1971
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Because everyone wants to pay a lot for a tank and then give it away without fighting right?

Did you think Ukrainians were French?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:31 | 4764132 Tracerfan
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The Kiev regime can leave its tanks (which should never have been sent to South East in the first place) behind if it can't move them.  That is probably what the South East is wanting.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:42 | 4764157 gcjohns1971
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That would constitute surrender of too much of their fighting force.  They will never do that voluntarily.

That's the whole point.  From Kiev's point of view it is preferable to lose the Army in a fight than to give it away.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:59 | 4764471 the_magician
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WTF are you on about? Attention deficit? Are you amerikan or what?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 09:28 | 4766122 gcjohns1971
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Reason has no nationality.

And Nationalism no reason.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:55 | 4764029 Dickweed Wang
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Just for the hell of it I just checked CNN's web site to see how they were covering this issue. Come to find out they obviously have pulled coverage of the situation in Ukraine from their main web site page.  There was absolutely no reference to Ukraine anywhere.  This indicates a change in how TPTB are attempting to brainwash the sheep that go to sites like CNN for their "news".  Exactly what that change is, I'm not sure . . . what I am sure of is it won't be good.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:24 | 4764123 Aussiekiwi
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Perhaps they have got a bit of a political problem in being seen to be pro Neo-Nazi's who burn people to death in buildings and shoot anybody trying to escape, might be hard to justify your support for the US installed leadership.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 21:18 | 4764911 Jack Burton
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Western Media really dropped coverage after the Odessa murders. I have looked into Main Stream Media for the last few days, Ukraine has been dropped. Now when an issue is raised to the top of the coverage, then the Washington State Department has something they want to get across to American public. When the media drops an issue, like Ukraine, that means the State Department wants silence, as things are not going their way. Odessa was so terrible an act, and so obviously mass murder, with many murderers faces all over the videos. I am sure the State Department wants silence until this war crime can be forgotten.

The Media also failed to report much after the elections. Obviously the very thought of voters voting makes the State Department cringe.

Silence will be broken once the US Government thinks of an angle to play, right now Russia has them in checkmate. No Russian inavsion, Kiev looking like nazi thugs with video proof of that fact, Ukraine bankrupt and operating on a billion US dollars we will never get back, Kiev in turmoil with deep divisons in parliament. Worst of all, in order to get the 17 billion in loans, the Kiev government must announce savage austerity, pay cuts, pension cuts, health care cuts, tax increases, fuel cost increases, you name it. So the media wants to be silent about the IMF rules for loans. Plus, Russia said that as of today, gas must be paid for.

Add it all up. I'de say Kiev is fucked, and Kiev is the US Media's darling. If your darling is gang raped, you don't want it published in all the papers, do you.

Nuland may go down in history as one of the worst fuck ups in modern doplomatic history. She is strangely silent about her favorite Ukrainian leader "Yats". Yats the IMF banker clown form Israel. Now there would be breaking news for CNN, "Yats" is a clown.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 09:52 | 4766232 gcjohns1971
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Whatever  you are watching it is not the US media.

Kiev is not a US media darling.  The word 'Ukraine' is rarely spoken or written in the US media.

You shouldn't believe what you are told.  Just go to the wester media websites and look at the headlines for yourself.

Ukraine news is buried.

Russian Channel 1's "Great Western Push to Invade Russia" is a fantasy.

See for your self.  Find the Ukraine headline (there are two - both of which are human interest stories:


Oh, wait. I forgot.  It is all a Nazi plot to make you think that no one in the West is paying that much attention.

Because influencing Russians is how the western media companies make all their money, right?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:33 | 4764135 kurt
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I concur. Talk about your Iron Curtain! 

So now I'm monitoring earthquakes waiting for the double spike (p wave) to show up as the atom bombs start to drop. There is a european earthquake site:

The USGS looks like its silent on earthquakes in east asia.



Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:03 | 4764227 The Blank Stare
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After 2 1/2 pages of useless wardrobe and stock market appraisals, finally some smart people showed up.


This Pavlo was jailed by the Oligarch Sergi Taruta and current Govoner of Donetsk Oblast, which according to Forbes, ranks as one of the richest persons in the world. 


More power to you Pavlo and the Gang. Hang'em High!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:14 | 4764277 Volkodav
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I concur

too many here ZH lately think they are trying act for comedy club as people struggle for families lives and freedom.


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:46 | 4764407 socalbeach
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Switch to 300 comments per page at the top of the thread and it will all fit on one page (I know, another useless post).

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:09 | 4764074 Atomizer
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Don't forget to set your egg timer.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:14 | 4764093 rosiescenario
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So at least we know this guy went to USC and was a band member while there.....

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:28 | 4764130 Aussiekiwi
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I like the little dust covers on the shoulders, very practical, no point in getting all dusty while waiting around at formal dinners etc.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:38 | 4764146 gcjohns1971
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Here is what will happen.

Don't hold your breath for it to be overnight.

1) Donetsk attacks Ukrainian Army

2) Ukraine brings in reinforcements

3) Things begin to spiral out of control (They're not fighting "Out There", they're doing artillery attacks on the city!)

4) Putin declares the intention to intervene.

5) OButthole makes another meaningless red line - but more importantly NATO transitions to re-energizing the Folda-Gap scenario and begins real (not merely paliative) troop deployments.

6) Either Ukraine or Donetsk asks for peacekeepers through a European intermediary in the UN security council.

7) Bloodshed continues while proposal is repeatedly veto'd on the basis of who provides the troops.

8) A coalition of Eastern European nations with a few gulf nations thrown in offer to compose the troops.  

9) Depending on which of the four superpowers peacekeeper's nations support, that super-power's policies will be implemented in Donetsk.  The four superpowers (None of whom are genuiinely allied, though some pretend to be) are US, EU, Russia, and China.


Given the location the only way the peacekeepers will be good for Russia in the medium term is if they come from one of China's satellites.  EU satellites are more likely.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:00 | 4764221 Herodotus
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Once Russia starts to mobilize, Germany will have no choice but to attack France through the Low countries.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:36 | 4764366 Winston of Oceania
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It was honestly not worth it the first time.

Attack France + ? = Profit

Hitler never thought about the ?.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 09:42 | 4766184 gcjohns1971
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I don't think so.

I think that Europe will approve proposals to establish an EU Army.   They will let NATO fight for a short period, while starving it of real resources, and using the lack of NATO success as justification to hugely increase military spending.

Doing this lets the EU break its umbilical cord to the US.  The US has been at best a midwife while the Europe project was being born or a post-WWII regent while plans matured. 

Europe has always felt itself to be superior to the US, before, during, and after WWII.  Part of the maturing process for the EU will require centralizing the powers of Europe away from non-European players.  Why would Europe ever trust anyone else for its defense, who no matter how politically committed can never be as committed as Europeans are themselves?

The only question will be whether the Europe that results will be more like the Europe of the late middle ages, and enlightenment period with regard to foreign policy = many smaller wars.

Or will they become more like the 19th and 20th Century Europe that goes for winner-take-all conflagarations?

The Western Hemishere will be exhausted for some decades.  If they re-adopt the former free-market, free-society ways the come-back will be sooner.  If they don't then North America will be much like South America as far as the eye can see, with little opportunity, lots of nepotism, and rampant theft resulting in nearly no economy.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:48 | 4764182 ZeroFreedom
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Nice clown uniform. Most be trying out for Hollywood part.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:20 | 4764534 August
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I'm not a big attendee at costume parties, but there could well be some photos out there showing me looking idiotic as well.

The photo of Pavlo in his Inspector General outfit is a red herring, and I'm surprised the Tylers used it here. 

This is not a fucking game.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:57 | 4764211 americanspirit
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Or ... a virulent strain of unidentified flu is reported spreading rapidly in Kiev. WHO experts say it is too early to identify its origin. Kiev government can't keep up with the bodies piling up in the streets. The Ukrainian military, who have all just received massive vaccinations in preparation for combat, appear to be the most severely affected - nobody knows why. Blackwater announces it is pulling its mercs until ths situation is under control.

Putin announces his scientists have the antidote, and that he is prepared to discuss certain arrangements.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:03 | 4764231 swass
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Just remember!  It is better to look good than to feel good.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:37 | 4764370 dsty
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His outfit reminds me of old Russian Nationalism, or something that Gaddafi would wear, he may have been a clown but he did a lot of damage

I don't think this guy is a clown, the weapons and assistance did not come from the Ukraine

the soviets will not wait for us to figure out what to do, this could be real bad.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:48 | 4764420 rtalcott
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Thu, 05/15/2014 - 21:45 | 4764992 nje
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If there was anyone ever in need of a very dire history lesson of this situation, ....

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:40 | 4764381 IridiumRebel
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"At present, fighting is under way on the approaches to Slavyanbsk near Andreyevka and Semyonovka Villages, the town of Krasny Liman, and Mount Karagun. They (the military) pressurize us morally and do not give a respite. Bombardment has been going on unceasingly since 14:00 (13:00, Moscow time) on Thursday. They (the attackers) are firing from mortars and large-caliber machine-guns. There are also data that they are bringing up heavy military hardware," Ilya said.

"Our immediate task is to hold the line and edge them away from the city," Ilya said.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:05 | 4764485 dsty
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yes I said Soviets, like USSR, its back, the whole block soon

looks like the fight is on, so it is no joke

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:19 | 4764545 Canucklehead
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There is no way Putin et al are backing this clown. This clown is funded by Ukrainian Mafia money.

Could you imagine Putin surrounding himself with clowns like this guy? Could you see Putin et al going to the mattresses to protect a clown like this guy?

Look where things stand in South Ossetia.

In order for Putin to move up the middle, he needs clowns on the left of him, jokers to the right.

Things will get interesting once we find the joker.

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