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Russia Will Hold Massive Air Drill Along Ukraine Border On Ukraine Presidential Election Day

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Just in case the message was unclear when Russia held its "massive nuclear attack" drill last week, Putin - unlike Obama who has had a problem with clarifying over the past three months just what "costs" means - intends to hammer the point ten days from today when Ukraine is set to hold its presidential elections, when the Russian military has scheduled to hold yet another military drill, "Aviadarts 2014", this time involving fighter jets (including as Su-27, Su-24, Su -25, Su-34 and MiG-29 jets and Mi-8 , Mi-24 , Mi-28, Ka-52 helicopters) and will see the participation of 71 crews of military aircraft and helicopters rehearsing the "countering of enemy air defenses, destruction of ground targets and carpet bombing enemy territory." Somehow we think Ukraine (and NATO) will get this particular message loud and clear.

More from Russian paper RBC Daily, google translated:

After last year's success the Ministry has decided to introduce new types of military exercises in sports-adversarial format. On such demonstration competitions military not just work out procedures during the " battle" , but also demonstrate commanders , journalists, and the audience that they can do it better than others. The first and second phases of the exercise "Aviadarts - 2014" took place in the beginning of the year. According to RBC's central apparatus of the Defense Ministry officer , the third stage of the exercise " Aviadarts 2014 " in Voronezh site " Pogonovo " will be held from 21 to 26 May. 71 fighter jet crews will participate, more than the number of planes and helicopters took part in the May 9 parade in Sevastopol. Based aircraft at the time of the competition will be in Ryazan, Lipetsk and Voronezh region.


The press service of the Air Force (Air Force) Russia, RBC said that the drill will involve operational- tactical aircraft (Su- 27, Su- 24, Su - 25, Su -34 and MiG- 29), Army ( Mi -8 , Mi-24 , Mi- 28, Ka -52) , the distal ( Tu-22M3 ) and military transport aircraft ( IL-76 ) . From the Western Military District ( WEST ) Challenge flight training will be attended by bomber crews Su and MiG fighters from air bases located in eight regions , said the press service of the WEST .


During the exercises, formation flying pilots will work as part of couples and units piloting technique , problems of air navigation, combat use of the missile , bomb and gun arms against ground targets, as well as overcoming the simulated enemy air defense systems, said a source in the Defense Ministry .


Will be prepared for the competition The target unique situation , said RBC chief of the press service WEST Oleg Kochetkov first ground targets will be presented not only a wooden model , but a real aircraft and automotive armor . Military even transported by air to the transport helicopter Mi-26T two handicaps MiG- 25RB ( cargo weight - 15 tons ) .


"The active phase of the exercise, when the pilots will perform tasks directly in the air, including the use of military weapons , 24-25 May," - said RBC group chief information security Air Force Colonel Igor Klimov. 21st , he said, will be opening on May 22-23 - the theoretical exams and delivery standards for physical training, and the 26th - closing with the award winners .

The punchline:

Deputy director of the Institute of Political and Military Analysis, Alexander Hramchihin did not rule out that the choice of date of the air drill was not random , but deliberately. " It is possible that the Ministry of Defense were guided with the current military and political situation in Ukraine ," - said the expert. " May 9 we have demonstrated excellent West capabilities of our aircraft, which flew to the Crimea and back , apparently, decided to build on the success ", adds the director of the Center for Military Forecasting Anatoly Tsiganok.


In June and July will be held the final , fourth stage " Aviadartsa " said RBC's group chief information security Air Force , Colonel Igor Klimov . It will take part foreign crews have already confirmed their participation , Belarus and Kazakhstan . Also was invited to the French side , but so far no response . In addition, in the final stage for the first time will participate aviadartsa and helicopter crews of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Security Service of Russia.

As for the yet unplanned fifth stage of the Avia-Darts, it may involve the landing of Mig-29s on the airport in Kiev.

And just in case Russian military engagements were not enough, RIA also reported that a Russian Pacific Fleet squadron, led by the guided-missile cruiser Varyag, sailed from Vladivostok on Wednesday to participate in the Russia-China exercises Naval Interaction-2014, a military spokesman told RIA Novosti.


The squadron, which also includes the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev, the large amphibious ship Admiral Nevelskoy, the destroyer Bystry, the tanker Ilim and the sea-going tugboat Kalar, is heading to Shanghai, said Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov.


“Upon arrival, sailors will take part in the joint Russia-China exercises in the South China Sea,” he said.


Six Chinese ships and vessels will be involved in the drills, according to Martov.


The drills come as Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to arrive in Shanghai on an official visit May 20 to cement economic ties with China, including on energy, the Kremlin said.


This will be the two countries' third such joint training exercise this year, aimed at strengthening the cooperation of their fleets and the ability to withstand various threats in open water.


Last year, the drills of the kind took place in July in the Sea of Japan and involved about 20 ships and vessels from both sides.

And now, once Kevin Henry returns from his Starbucks coffee break, it will be time to BTFD and/or BTFATH - after all the Fed is firmly in control of surreality, even if its excel models tend to #ref! out now and then.


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Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:39 | 4762538 Dorelei
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I’m anxiously waiting for Michel Platini to come live on TV to ask Putin and Obama if they can postpone the rodeo after the World Cup so we  can  get drunk,watch amazing Copacabana bikini shots and enjoy some fine goals for a little bit longer !!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:40 | 4762540 MillionDollarBonus_
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Russia has crossed the line, and now it's time for retaliation. Forward thinkers around the world need to stand together and Boycott RussiaDo not buy Russian exports of any kind. If your power is sourced from Russian oil or gas - go green and get yourself a personal wind turbine or solar panel. This is the perfect opportunity to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Our addiction to non-renewable energies is not only destroying the planet; it's also playing into the hands of rogue states like Russia.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:44 | 4762551 Latina Lover
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Your right MDB, I like the idea of not buying russian energy. But for those Europeans who still eat and don't live under bridges, this may be a bit challenging, as in impossible.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:49 | 4762576 Bay of Pigs
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You know he isn't serious about boycotting anything. 100% ZH <sarc>. Comedy gold.

A double Stoli on the rocks for MDB. I'll buy.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:51 | 4762585 MillionDollarBonus_
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Standing up to Russia is cool. Trendy and politically aware people around the world are starting to express their anger at Russia’s shocking behavior. If you believe in modern democracy and liberal values, then join together and start protesting in the streets now. This is not something that concerns policy makers alone, this is critical to everyone who believes in democracy and wants to see a progressive and forward thinking word. If you don’t want to end up on the wrong side of history, then please stand up and speak out now.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:58 | 4762622 dogbreath
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I'm not trendy,  trendy = gay.   Cool people are  their own trend.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:06 | 4762648 Four chan
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putin is assad lite?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:10 | 4762661 Headbanger
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MDB:  Hurry and go stand up against those Russian planes as they're taking off!

Thanks! (you fucking retarded hipstrer)

And I bet you wear those white framed sunglasses like a fag too.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:17 | 4762682 Old Man River
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Dadgummit, man. Thanks for the coffee back out both nostrils!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:39 | 4762721 MarsInScorpio
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Just sent to Micheal Gordon, of the NY Times, about his story on France selling ships to Russia:


Your words: "Russian meddling in Ukraine"


So are you working as a propagandist for the CIA these days? What a blatant lie.


You want to discuss meddling? Let's try making your statement an honest one:


"The US is having trouble convincing its European partners to cut off trade with Russia following the revelation from a recorded phone call by Victoria Nuland that the US State Department illegally spent $5-billion fermenting the coup that overthrew the legitimately elected government of Ukraine.


"Russia, seeing that US neo-cons are willing to go so far as to impose unelected governments on its borders taking their orders from Brussels and Washington, has responded by supporting separatist movements in Ukraine who reasonable fear the ethnic cleansing that the neo-Nazis, led by oligarch Yulia Timoshenko, and Ukrainian Nationalists, have publically called for; in the case of Ms. Timoshenko saying that as for the Russians, she wanted to "nuke them" in order to rid them from Ukraine."


So stop lying to us with your characterization that this is caused by Russia. If the US hadn't "meddled" to the tune of $5-billlion, none of this would be occurring.


You want to report something, report the 400 Acamdemi mercenaries hired to gun down unarmed civilians at eastern polling places.


Report on why the illegal payments to overthrow a legitimate democracy aren't resulting in charges – and who authorized those payments (can you spell R E A D Y  F O R  H I L L A R Y?).


Or how about showing the photos taken of the people murdered and then set on fire in Odessa - I have photos of Right Sector members filling Molotov cocktails - the "ethnic cleansing" weapon of choice used that day.


I’d be happy to share all the photos with you, since the foreign desk can’t seem to get their hands on them.


Or I can get you in touch with some people readying the evacuation of 30,000 Jews from Odessa to Israel - they don't feel like being liquidated after the Kiev Nazis and Nationalists exterminate the Russians. Report on that.


Get the idea Michael? If Sulzberger wants to whore out the honor of the NYT - which has even more "honor" problems with Jill's firing over equal pay - you don't have to allow yourself to be turned into a propaganda hack for the western oligarchs.


The internet lets us know the truth, and at this point, the truth is not in the NYT.





Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:53 | 4762779 MarsInScorpio
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I feel so priviledged - I have my very own obsessive down-arrower touting the party line for the CIA / .gov!


Thanks for letting me know I'm getting under your skin . . .


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:11 | 4762857 Blazed
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I agree, no doubt they are lying about "Russia meddling in Ukraine".

However, "Liquidate the Jews" and "Neo-Nazis"? You do realize the same kosher ethno-mafia clique you are writing to at the corporate media NYT, actually propagate such liquidation/extermination/holocaust narratives and lies, and when you repeat that drivel, you do their work for them. They are the same ethno-mafia leading and pushing for the destructive "Ukrainian" mess, Nudelman, Kagan, Yatz the Yid, Timoshenko, not to mention their major fellow enablers in the US, John Kohn(Kerry), Yellin and Lew for funding.

Here is the historical "whoring out" of the so "honorable" NYT, 10 examples from 1915-1938. See @ 14:30 for just one of the prime examples of using the "6 million Jews" and "extermination/holocaust" propaganda from 1921 NYT.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:37 | 4763010 socalbeach
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nice letter. But for future reference it's fomenting, not fermenting.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:56 | 4763089 MarsInScorpio
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The word visual was that the US is "brewing up" a toxic mix.


But I get your point, and in that sense, thanks for pointing it out.


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:03 | 4762637 Ralph Spoilsport
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You owe me another keyboard MDB.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:39 | 4762749 FMR Bankster
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MDB, I want to stand up to Russia AND be cool. Tell me where you are marching because I want to get a selfie with you?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:54 | 4762796 Joe A
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Trendy people dress up as women and grow beards.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:23 | 4763193 Telemakhos
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Silly MDB, people who believe in modern democracy and liberal values don't protest in the streets: they like and retweet the statements of their leaders.  Protesting in the streets can be inconvenient to others who normally use those streets, and sometimes people who protest in person become confused and begin protesting the wrong things.  Restricting our expressions of support to retweeting a leader's statement ensures that we all stay on-message and continue to support modern democracy and liberal values.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 14:04 | 4763339 free_lunch
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Wich democracy???

EUROMANIA, new documentary (05/2014), a must see!!!

A filmmaker on a search to uncover the European Union: does Europe provide jobs and democracy, or is it a big business project? A personal and revealing documentary from the creators of the 2012 hit Panopticon. EUROMANIA shows what is happening to people and countries all over Europe.

Watch now:

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:37 | 4764614 Seeing Red
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The original MDB posts were often like a glass of fine wine -- something to be savored.  While I appreciate MDB_ it just isn't the same for me.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:58 | 4762621 sangell
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Lithuania called Gazprom's bluff and said they would buy from Qatar. Gazprom dropped the price 20%.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:57 | 4762818 Joe A
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And how exactly is Lituania going to transport gas from Qatar to Lithuania? Or they didn't think about that? A place called Syria is in the way. Or will the glorious Lithuanian army 'liberate' Syria?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:59 | 4762822 MarsInScorpio
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Can't wait to read the full article; care to post the link, please? (He wrote, not really believing the post . . .)


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:07 | 4763094 blindfaith
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Well, Latin Lover the Europeans remember ( unlike Americns) what blood in the street is, especially in the former Eastern Bloc including Ukraine.  They remember the KGB torcher of family members or have them 'disappear'.  What whole towns destroyed is.  What 10 million murdered is. What bread lines are.  What watching the connected politians in Russia live like kings while 10 families share a two bedroom apartment and one bath in the hall. Sacrifice, the Europeans know sacrifice.  The Nazi, the Russians, stomped Europe and the Eastern Block near out of existance. They might not want to sacrifice but they best remember what sitting on their asses did to let the Nazi and Russians take over and ruin there countries and Europe in general.


Further to the rest on HZ>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Where are all these Zerohedge trolls comming from i ask?  Are you all plants?  I wonder. What is happening to ZH?

You think Russia and the Russians in control of people's lives is so great.  Move there ( unless you are a part of the Russian KGB and live there already).   IF You are not Russian Special, you are less than little people, you are still a peasant or slave.  The same faces photographed that were in Chrimea are the same faces in east Ukraine...military out of uniform and KGB.

If Russia is so great, why are so many Russians living outside of Russia.  Do you know any??? I do, and they want no part of Russia atleast as long as Putin is alive. The Russian's in Ukraine have been told what to do or else by the KGB inside Ukraine. They are now damned if they do and damned if they don't cooperate.  Lets see how many flee to another counrty in the dark of night over the comming days to get away from the shadow of Russia taking over Ukraine again.

So all you smug trolls think you are in the majority favoring Russia.  You have an agenda, not freedom in mind. 

Last I remind all of you that the Vietnamese are standing up to China, they know what China is. 

Russia....The Georgians know.  The Baltic States remember.  The Central Asia countries that sit on Russia's border, they know.  But smug Americans who have desk jobs to troll ZH have no clue, and nothing to do but spew crap.  Damn sad.


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:36 | 4763234 CzarVladimirI
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Best comment I have seen on ZH ever.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:50 | 4763288 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Best comment I have seen on ZH ever.


Member for
3 weeks 5 hours


Propagandists can't even fathom how poor their propaganda is.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 14:07 | 4763356 blentus
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Nice troll. 5/10.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 14:07 | 4763357 free_lunch
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Wich Europeans are you talking about? The unelected dictators or the dumbed down debtslaves?

EUROMANIA, new documentary (05/2014), a must see!!!

A filmmaker on a search to uncover the European Union: does Europe provide jobs and democracy, or is it a big business project? A personal and revealing documentary from the creators of the 2012 hit Panopticon. EUROMANIA shows what is happening to people and countries all over Europe.

Watch now:

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:53 | 4764633 Seeing Red
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It's really amazing how many people get offended when someone admire's Putin's competence.

Gee, we're all SO sorry for wishing we had competent government too (less corrupt would also be nice).

Feel better now?

p.s.  I'm a newb as well.  Get over it.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:44 | 4762553 Ozy_mandias
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I think you're lost

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:46 | 4762566 Ignatius
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I think you've lost... your sense of irony and humor.

It's satire, and it's not half bad at that.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:07 | 4762862 NotApplicable
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The only downside is that it seriously wrecks these threads. Especially when he doesn't do it constantly.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:44 | 4762554 Ozy_mandias
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I think you're lost

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:03 | 4762639 intric8
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..yer not from around these parts, now are ya boy?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:36 | 4765559 angel_of_joy
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I think you're just stupid.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:44 | 4762558 freewolf7
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You're just funny to read.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:45 | 4762559 ronron
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hurry up. we only have 500 days. (sarc)

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:02 | 4762635 kchrisc
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500 climate scares on the wall, 500 climate scares, take one down, pass it around, 499 climate scares on the wall...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:53 | 4762592 Kirk2NCC1701
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When will we see "mutual pleasuring" between MDB and Paul Krugman?  The way the Fed and Belgium pleasure each other.

Good for site stats?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:54 | 4762604 spine001
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Do you know of anybody that buys anything from Russia except non-value added stuff? I don't.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:15 | 4763900 Dakota Kid
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In 2013, Russia sold weapons worth the total of $15.7 billion.

Russia accounts for 27% of global arms exports. The USA takes the lead with 29%.
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:32 | 4762733 IridiumRebel
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Let's start a nuclear war and then energy will be of no matter. Attach a wind turbine to your mouth and you could power your home for the year.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:02 | 4762842 joego1
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and and one hooked to the ass could help out your nieghbours electric bill.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 20:02 | 4764688 Seeing Red
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Let's build a Star Trek ship and then energy will be of anti-matter.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:00 | 4762835 Joe Tierney
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Yo, MDB - Rumsfeld is calling - he wants his yuppie-drone back.


While you're at it, go grab that can 'o' pepper spray you keep on your nightstand for defense against Rooskies 'in the night' and take a selfie.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:41 | 4763020 q99x2
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Go for it Homey.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:47 | 4763275 free_lunch
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EUROMANIA  a must see documentary .

A filmmaker on a search to uncover the European Union: does Europe provide jobs and democracy, or is it a big business project? A personal and revealing documentary from the creators of the 2012 hit Panopticon. EUROMANIA shows what is happening to people and countries all over Europe.


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:00 | 4762629 TheReplacement
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It is interesting that soccer is most popular in 3rd world hellholes and places where tryants murder millions of people every century or so.  Soccer is for victims.

Hey guess what, soccer is more an dmore popular in the US.


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:14 | 4762673 Relentless101
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Really interesting actually. Football is much more arrogant, which could possibly have catered to Americans being arrogant and therefore not recognizing both interior and exterior threats to our future. Now, since more people are recognizing how fucked we are, there is a rotation from Football to Soccer. Some one should study this correlation if there is one.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:55 | 4762801 Harbanger
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I did a comparative study which found there was a rotation in the 90's from male to metro.  The conclusion was that 90's Soccer moms and Boy bands led to general fagness, Hipsters and soccer.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:22 | 4762695 Dorelei
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I was making a reference to Platini interview were he asked the inhabitants of the Rio favelas to postpone their riots after the world cup!!!


He is right after all, it's about  soccer and fairplay , not petty business !!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:01 | 4762839 Joe A
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It is called football, you wanker (I am not calling you a wanker but this is the standard response in the UK when an American calls the sport soccer).

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:17 | 4762905 Harbanger
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You say Wanker, we say Jerkoff.  It's semantics.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:26 | 4762956 Winston of Oceania
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Well your football is a good thing, even girls need something to play... BRING ON THE ROLLERBALL!!!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:42 | 4762539 Latina Lover
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Bring in on Vlad. Time give the Kiev Yatzis a demonstration of realpolitik.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:53 | 4762574 Relentless101
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Im not sure they should do this one. It seems like a very oportune time for western false flag. Im all for doing what you wanna do. But just seems like a lapse in strategy on Russias part. The West is losing and when your in free fall, you will grasp at anything.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:58 | 4762618 Cathartes Aura
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cool timing, memory-all day week-ending.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:18 | 4762855 cowdiddly
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Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:14 | 4762889 cowdiddly
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May 22-26 airshow. What, who doesnt like a good air show and flyovers to celebrate the 25th independance day. Kinda get you all choked up.

Check.... er look, your object is to move thaat red checker all the way baaaaack here with my queen and rooks so I can King you see.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:00 | 4762627 Kirk2NCC1701
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Agreed.  What's that saying about not stopping a fool during self-destruction?

OTH, it does bode well for Russia's MIC and global arms sales -- whose sales force can brag about NATO fearing/respecting their might.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:17 | 4762686 Ralph Spoilsport
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There's a good reason for bragging. We can't seem to do anything right developing new fighter planes (F-35) and we get rid of planes that actually do a good job like the A-10. Good thing we have a stockpile of those Russian rocket engines so we can keep those spy birds in orbit and keep the homeland secure.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:12 | 4762873 MarsInScorpio
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Faxed yesterday to Jeff Miller (RINO, Dist. 1-FL) on the House Armed Services Committee:


Well, it appears that you have kept your head down and your mouth shut - as usual when it comes to the MIC - you remained silent while the USA went to RUSSIAN-built rocket engines to launch our military satellites.

Really Jeff, what do you tell yourself at night for such gross incompetence, and selling out the US so you can ride high and kiss up to the MIC?

So Mr. Big Shot on the Armed Services Committee, what are you going to do to get the US back on track with American made rocket engines?

Or did you keep your mouth shut and your head down so long there are no choices left - they all went overseas or out of business?

Or are you going to blame someone else for your incompetence?


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:33 | 4762991 Winston of Oceania
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US warplanes are a thing of the past, we are secretly producing autonomous drones that "clear the sky" of all aircraft no friend or foe signal to jamb just sweeps everything from the sky. No way a human could even survive inside one as the Gforce is well beyond human endurance. Oh rats I gave out my movie plot again...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 14:23 | 4763441 Flybyknight
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Seems to me anything that makes the Kiev regieme think a little more carefully about the consequences of their actions is a good thing. All they get from the west is encouragement of their inhumanity. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:42 | 4762546 Son of Captain Nemo
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Thank you, may I have another "Sir"!...


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:51 | 4762587 kchrisc
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They should rename "Air Force One" to "Dog and Pony Show One."

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:02 | 4762636 Son of Captain Nemo
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My point being...

The timing of this 9/11 memorial visit and the fact that President Remus is dusting it off and "polishing" it for???...

I think it's safe to say we're about to have another circling of the wagons moment with a "blue angel" flyover and salute to rally the "kids" into a lather! Will be interesting to see how it goes this time if they should decide to pull the "emergency chute"!

If they do decide on pulling it they better have a place to hide out once that event takes place and Russia becomes the new terrorist du jour!!!

If they thought the markets were too risky think again!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:00 | 4762628 ShrNfr
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And if you take a sip of beer every time Obama uses a self referential pronoun, you will be shit faced by noon.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:45 | 4762560 SoDamnMad
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The Baltic countries shall unit and launch an attack across the border and be on the outskirts of Moscow while all heads are directed at Ukraine We will set fire to the capital, seize the hot broads, caviar and vodka and be back home before they know what hits them. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:49 | 4762755 Azannoth
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This is exactly the mentality of East Europeans(Poles, Czech, Baltic etc.) hot-headed nincompoops with visions of grandeur, they start all the wars than come crying west when they get butt-hurt by the Russians.

Cue the Polish Cavalry charging German(Russian) machine guns and tanks with a Sabre in hand!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:22 | 4762931 Winston of Oceania
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Read a book you moron, two I suggest are Lost Victories- von Manstien, and Panzer General- Guderian. Polish forces were let down solely by the high command trying to protect every inch of territory by all means. If they had taken up defensive positions behind the Vistula and not let the majority of their forces get trapped in Poznan it would have given the Germans a good run for their money.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:05 | 4762847 Joe A
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How come pro-Ukraine responders from Eastern Europe only have been members of ZH for a couple of months at the most?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:29 | 4763668 Jack Burton
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State Department plants. Not all of course. But I am sure that a few of them are here as part of a public program to influence the course of discussion on internet comments sections. These are official employees of the US State Department, they use programs designed to cue them in to where the topic of Ukraine is being discussed and debated. Once the locations are found they send in paid trolls whose job is to try and move the discussion into channels that favor US STate department propaganda and to try and discredit any alternate views and opinions. You can usually tell by their style and how oten they have posted on other subjects. Some of them are dead give aways. The genuine ZH posters who are in favor of the US position on Ukraine have usually been members for some time and usually are not well read on Ukrianian and Russian history. There posts are also just one of many on other subjects. The State department trolls have not had time to build up a longer ZH record. Israel has used professional posters for many years, they alsways appear out of nowhere when Israel becomes a topic, they too get word via programs designed to cue them to any discussions taking place about Israel. The State Department, I believe, has copied the Israeli approach, as they do in most things.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:57 | 4764039 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Well said Jack, as usual.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:45 | 4762562 Yen Cross
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   Boy, the Good News just keeps coming.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:58 | 4762620 intric8
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Sanctions aren't Putins style!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:47 | 4762570 JustObserving
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The Nobel Prize Winner will send more mercenaries and more CIA and FBI advisers 

Blackwater mercenaries direct Kiev regime’s crackdown in Ukraine

By Alex Lantier 
13 May 2014

Hundreds of US mercenaries are directing the repression of pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine by the fascist forces of the NATO puppet regime in Kiev, according to German media reports.

They are employed by the firm previously known as Blackwater, a massive private military contracting firm founded by former US Navy SEAL Erik Prince. The firm was renamed Xe in 2009 and then Academi in 2011, trying to evade the infamy attached to its original name due to its massacres of civilians in US-occupied Iraq.

They are now coordinating the attacks by the fascist Right Sector militia, the Kiev regime’s National Guard, and groups of football hooligans that have led to hundreds of casualties across east Ukraine.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:10 | 4762659 Kirk2NCC1701
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Which all makes the "Jason Bourne" meme ("psycho-killer with a conscience") look like publishing fantasy, propaganda and PR it is.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:49 | 4762573 kchrisc
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We should send over some cookies, that'll show 'em.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:59 | 4762575 Dr. Engali
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Give that 'man' another peace prize. He should be on the back nine right about  now.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:33 | 4762990 franzpick
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Give that 'man' a 60 degree lob wedge to use trying to get out of the sandtrap hole he has dug for himself playing in the Ukraine Open.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:49 | 4762579 Ignatius
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Some 70,000,000 dead in WWII.

That will be the body count in the first 5 minutes if this situation explodes.

And Nuland's (Kagan) cookies, however good they may be, will be small consolation.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:09 | 4762656 813kml
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I think those cookies were loaded with nuts.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:21 | 4762671 Kirk2NCC1701
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"Never mind the 70M.  Just focus on the 6M" is the way the US MSM/Hollywood is portraying it.

Given that more Russians died than Jews, in fighting and defeating the Nazis, you'd think that Israelis and Zionists would side with Russia, rather than the Nazi regime in Kiev.  And yet I don't see guys like Blitzer, Kimmel, Letterman, Stewart, or Wawa Walters "going ape" (Oh vey!) over this. 

Goes to show how corrupt, rotten and phoney the whole thing is.  Especially when you see Ukrainian Zio-Oligarchs using the Right Sector Nazis and Mercs for their dirty/forbidden work, i.e using them as their "Shabbos Goys".

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:36 | 4762740 litemine
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You should research how Russia stopped the Zionists Plans, then the retaliations.   There is no love from Russia nor Trust. The Iron Curtain was protective much like Hadrian's Wall or the Great Wall of China. Defensive, Remember the old saying "Fool me Once".   We shall see if the Fed DEMANDS WAR>

I say, if they want war let them fight it, tell us how they make out. The .01% own dam near 50% of everything now.................Don't let them have your Life as well.   Become a farmer, eat and sleep better,let your family become healthier. Oh ya, get a rifle and target Drones.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:10 | 4762874 Kirk2NCC1701
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I hear you, but shooting down a drone at 10,000 ft is impossible with any rifle.  Even a 50 cal.

You're better off getting them during takeoff/landing, or building your own anti-drone drone.  But if you got the skills + resources for the latter, then you'd be in business and making like a bandit.  Along with the rest of the MIC.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:29 | 4763210 Ignatius
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Kirk, the real battle is in our minds and the evolving public paradigm shift now underway.  That's where we can win.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:24 | 4762950 Mesquite
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Supposedly 30 years food supply in those underground cities the DC crew have waiting for them...,

Wonder if that is enough..? 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:50 | 4762581 shovelhead
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Nothing beats an air show with live ordnance.


Except a real attack with live ordnance.

The Russians have developed a donut seeking missile for Yulia.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:51 | 4762743 cowdiddly
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Weel at least show what your "Father of all Bombs" Vacuum bomb can do so Ill know if there is any point in running or just sit down with some marshmallows on a stick.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:53 | 4762594 no1wonder
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Interfax news line:

17:03 - Putin: Since Russia addressed European partners, no certain proposals to stabilize situation regarding Ukrainian gas contract came, situation just got worse

17:04 - Putin informs Europe of switching to Ukraine gas pre-payments from June 1

17:40 - Moscow outraged by insulting statements of Romanian president regarding Putin

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:46 | 4762772 Kirk2NCC1701
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Oy, Yats!  Prepayment, COD.  Bitch!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:53 | 4762596 NOZZLE
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Presently,  Ukraine Duma has 4 bills pendingto to make illegal any activities of the communist party including speech and assembly.   So US  now supports regime that prohibits most important self evident Right, that of Free Speech. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:53 | 4762597 sangell
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Putin wants a Peace Prize. I note Bill Clinton said he thinks Putin is insane. The evidence mounts.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:11 | 4762878 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Save the ad hominems, do you have something else to offer, something that could save your pitiful attempt at propaganda?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:34 | 4763001 MarsInScorpio
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Bill Clinton? You mean the whoring ex-prez who couldn’t keep his zipper up? The guy who seduced a woman 25-years his junior with his power and profile as prez? You mean the guy whose wife started the War on Women by blaming the 21-year old for the advances and actions of the top executive who committed sexual harassment? You mean the serial rapist who should be in prison and put on a sexual predator list?


THAT Bill Clinton?


Yeah, he's credible . . .



Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:55 | 4762610 foodstampbarry
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Relaaaaax... The community organizer has everything under control.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:07 | 4762650 williambanzai7
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Saddle up chewy...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:21 | 4762699 IridiumRebel
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....not pictured: Hunter Biden as R2D2.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:53 | 4762798 813kml
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And Hillary as the sarlacc pit.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:56 | 4762808 joego1
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I want to see Debtbro singing "Who let the Bears out"

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:07 | 4762653 orangegeek
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And Putin and his clowns will trade this event to make billions.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:19 | 4762690 Itchy and Scratchy
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I'll only be impressive if Vladdy is standing on the wing of the MIG shirtless & flexing as it flies by!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:55 | 4762803 Son of Captain Nemo
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You simply have to love the spirit of unity that is NATO 2014!...

A round of applause to our service men and women abroad!!!

Go get 'em General "Jewlove"!...
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:58 | 4762823 joego1
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These clowns are going to keep it up until someones eye gets poked out. I just see it coming.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:05 | 4762849 Boogity
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No problem...    Russia should just send in a few angry teenage Muslim boys from Falluja to kill and then string up the burned-up carcasses of the Blackwater (aka Academi) mercs by their gonads. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:30 | 4762976 novictim
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Well, there are these rumors about Chechnya...have you heard of Chechnya, Boogyboy?  LOL

And now the bear has swallowed 248,200 crimean Tartars.  These people are the former masters of Russia having ridden in in the 13th century Mongol Invasion and destroyed the native Russian states.  They simply buthchered the so called "Cossacks" like it was a turkey-shoot (excuse the pun). Then it was slave trading of Russians to the middle east for 400years there after until the 18th century.


Well, these people are Muslims.  And they are allied with the Chechens.  And the bear in Crimea just chowed them down and they will stick in the craw of Russia more and more and more as time goes by. 

The Ukrainians did not fight over Crimea?  Still wonder why?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:15 | 4763158 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Banderastani gorus love to discuss dead knowledge as if it was vivid, in a way to reject the Ukrainian Yatzi Junta Citizenism order they have brought to the world.

And that is the Ukrainian Yatzi Junta Citizenism way, create a situation and later deny their doings in the creation of the situation.

When Ukrainian Yatzi Junta Citizenists are going to human up and see themselves as they are?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:05 | 4762850 kurt
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Hoboland Security

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:09 | 4762864 novictim
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This reminds me of those bag people you see in Russian bus and train stations...displaying all their meager possessions and badly playing a traditional instrument or singing depending on how much they just hocked for cheap booze.  

The hope is that we will be impressed...I am not impressed by the Russian military which is a pretty apple wormed though and through by corruption. 

Dear Russians of Zero Hedge (that means you, Dear Daniel), I would ask you to reconsider your blind support for Putin and recognize the INCREDIBLE harm that he has done to the relationship of bordering neighbor states.  Do you know any Ukrainians in living in your Russian towns and cities?  

Weren't Ukrainians your brothers and sisters only yesterday?  

What kind of people are Russians to be so willing to let one Narcissistic Kleptocrat, Princess Putin,  trash your nations reputation and the good will of your European cousins?  Your anger should be redirected at your leaders and Czarina Vladima and let the Ukrainians work out their own affairs.

You have lost much already.  Don't sacrifice your greatest cities and agricultural areas, thousands of young Russian recruits, just so that a prancing ponce like Putin can play it butch for you.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:27 | 4762962 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Rhetorical question: do you realize how cheap your argumentation is and contemptful of others it shows you are?

The construction of Banderastani society will be as xenophobic, nationalistic, self glorifying as it can be in that part of the world, and that is much.

This reminded, how does it explain the behaviour of Yats and his Yatzis towards their war crimes? Looking for worse is made easy as the Nazis and Japaneses and Bolsheviks did exists but still Ukrainian Yatzi Junta Citizenists could behave.

Why not apply your piece of advice to yourself? Start to apply your own principles to yourself first. I know that it is going to be hard for a Ukrainian Yatzi Junta Citizenist but it also makes speech more credible.

Please or go to see Barbi.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:55 | 4763082 TNTARG
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But but but, "let the Ukrainians work out their own affairs", I thought it was the US and the EU who won't recognize people's self determination!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 14:26 | 4763449 novictim
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Niet, Comrade...that if just the Russian media talking...

They have their hand so far up your ass that they are using your mouth like a sock puppet.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 14:35 | 4763473 Canucklehead
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I suspect the image Russia wants to present to the world is one of Putin "stepping up to the plate".  It looks more like Putin is being laid out on a platter.  All that is needed is the apple, and a little heat...

Is this the start of a Luau?  Let's party...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:27 | 4762961 Marigold
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Russia should impose a no fly zone over eastern Ukraine just like the Yanks did in Iraq & Libya .

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:33 | 4762996 novictim
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Great...should provide a target-rich environment for the recently deployed Stinger Missile crews.  

Putipoot better get another airforce.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:21 | 4763181 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Nice narrative, supported by no evidence.

What the use of so cheap propaganda? I could understand from professional propagandists, they will try to make money, uninspiredly though but still...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:33 | 4762993 Jano
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why didn't Iskanders destroy CIA offices in the SBU building in the first minutes of Maidan?

Why didn't Eussia wipe out the Nazis in Kiev?

Why didn't Russia bring back the territories, given to UA by the grandson of Moško Israel Blank in 1919?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:42 | 4763026 Blano
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Ooooooo carpet bombing, awesome!!!!  Haven't heard that phrase in a while.  Where do I get tickets?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:47 | 4763047 americanspirit
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Let me get this straight. From @ 1950-1990 Americans were told that the Russkies were fearsome adversaries with thousands of ICBMs ready to incinerate the world if anybody made a wrong move. Turned out that was a sham.

Now we're being told that the Russkie military is filled with demoralized conscripts and their fleets of ships, aircraft and missiles are rusting away.

So where do all those evidently well-maintained and suburbly piloted aircraft come from? And I also wonder how rusty their missiles and ships actually are.

Being jerked around a little?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:54 | 4763074 Son of Captain Nemo
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So look at what the cats dragged in?  More "Shylocks" coming out of camp compost!

Smell the unbearable stench of rotting Zionist.  These guys aren't even dead yet -but will be very soon!


Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:55 | 4763080 ATG
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And what will we do on Election Day?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:04 | 4763114 CheapBastard
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"No one saw this coming...."

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 14:37 | 4763485 dsty
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Just because we warn against the foolish meddling the US is doing in Ukraine does not mean we are pro Putin

I fear the stupidity of the present US regime may cause the destruction of a US war ship in that area soon. Putin is pushing hard. Obama referred to Russia as a regional power. Looks like there will be a REGIONAL war involving US and Russia. We are about to find out if Obama is willing to back up his words. If he does not, no one will trust him. Russia will not be stopped  in reaquiring Eastern Europe and the dollar will fall. I don't think there will be a safety net for that. Silver and Gold? Will that really help?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:04 | 4763836 Paracelsus
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1932  Failure of Austrian Bank KreditAnstalt,resurgence of hyper-inflation.Two other German Banks also fail due to fraud or mismanagement,Nord Wolle and Dresdner.Banks begin to print like mad.... 

1933  Hitler takes control.Passes enabling act,bypassing Reichstag,skipping future elections,outlawing political parties and labor unions,and no more street demonstrations.Soon come restrictions on basic freedoms for Jews and others.Brings back conscription and begins Defense industry buildup.Much of this was supported by the sale of overseas German bonds at high interest rates ie.,Wall Street financing the development of German war machine.

2014   Ukraine coup de etat to install Western-friendly,IMF indebted regime.Street demonstrations outlawed.Gold reserves stolen in dubious transfer out of country.Introduction of conscription.Support for paramilitary armed gangs to intimidate and kill fellow citizens who peacefully protest the unelected gov't.Open display of support for historical hero-figures directly responsible for serious human rights violations under guise of nationalism. 


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