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US Claims "Video Evidence" Shows Russia Providing Tanks To Rebels In Ukraine

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While the atrocious videos of ISIS killing civilians show the worst of human extremism in action, it seems the US wants to keep the message alive and well that Putin is still a very bad man (thanks to YouTube). Claiming "internet video" evidence, NY Times reports, the US State Department confirmed on Friday that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine. "This is unacceptable," Marie Harf exclaimed, "Russia will claim these tanks were taken from Ukrainian forces...we are confident that these tanks came from Russia." There will be "additional costs," she added.


Via NY Times,

The State Department confirmed on Friday that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine.


A convoy of three T-64 tanks, several BM-21 “Grad” multiple rocket launchers and other military vehicles crossed the border near the Ukrainian town of Snizhne, State Department officials said. Reports and images of the weapons’ presence circulated on Thursday, but there were conflicting claims about where they had come from.


“This is unacceptable,” said Marie Harf, the deputy State Department spokeswoman. “A failure by Russia to de-escalate this situation will lead to additional costs.




“Russia will claim these tanks were taken from Ukrainian forces, but no Ukrainian tank units have been operating in that area,” the State Department said Friday afternoon. “We are confident that these tanks came from Russia.”


“We also have information that Russia has accumulated multiple rocket launchers at this same deployment site in southwest Russia, and these rocket launchers also recently departed,” the State Department added. “Internet video has shown what we believe to be these same rocket launchers traveling through Luhansk.”

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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:04 | 4854863 Martial
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Pot, meet kettle.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:07 | 4854870 nope-1004
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How does Marie Harf know what Russia will say before they have even said it?  Planting words, my dear?

This comedy skit is one of the worst I've ever seen.  When .gov can't even make it seem little real, you know the aptitude has hit rock bottom.


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:08 | 4854882 AnAnonymous
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Because Putin is doing the 'american' work.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:11 | 4854894 kliguy38
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Don't they have enough shit going wrong in Iraq to manage without starting shit in the Ukraine with the Bear......oh wait......we don't run this country anyway.......nevermind

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:15 | 4854912 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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But I thought the "superpower" USSA could take on the world?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:16 | 4854918 economics9698
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Who financed the Ukrainian revolt?  

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:26 | 4854942 Ignatius
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The Cookie Monster, aka Asst Sec of State Victoria Nuland.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:34 | 4854971 TheFourthStooge-ing
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A report on the Saker's site says that three Ukrainian tanks were captured outside Lugansk by Army Novorossiya.

The same report also says:

"Unconfirmed but deemed reliable sources indicate chemical weapons and/or biological weapons to be used in Peoples Republic of Donetsk against civilian and Army Novorossiya targets coupled with simultaneous high casualty attacks against civilian targets in central and west Ukraine. Unconfirmed but reliable reports state Ambassador J. Pyatt of USA knows of this plan. Operations are scheduled for 3 to 5 days from 12 June 2014. Army Novorossiya is to be implicated in chemical and terror attacks."


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:47 | 4854992 Ignatius
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And add to that their lukewarm support for impromptu Pussy Riot concerts held in serene Catholic Cathedrals.

And Pussy Riot brought their own chickens!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:03 | 4855048 ZerOhead
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Kept at a cozy 98.6 degrees no doubt...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:06 | 4855064 graneros
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I'm serious can this shit get any goofier? God what a bunch of children we have running the ship of state.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:16 | 4855082 graneros
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Well let me answer my own rhetorical question. YES YES it can. Townhall.com is saying that the Ways and Means Comittee has said that the IRS LOST 2 ears of Lois Lerner's Emails. Notice that info comes as we've got 200 Americans fighting it out with Al Queda? I really hate our Government and all the sad little POSs that helped put them there and still are hauling water for those Fascist shitbirds.


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:45 | 4855165 Manthong
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"US Claims "Video Evidence" Shows Russia Providing Tanks To Rebels In Ukraine"

So what!

What difference does it make?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:54 | 4855183 7.62x54r
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I wonder if China wants Taiwan, and North Korea wants Seoul? Looks like there is a blue-light special on US satellite countries right now.

I'd call them retards, but that would be an insult to the short-bus crowd.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 19:31 | 4855283 knukles
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You all know how reliable that Internet Video Shit is, I mean what about that anti-Muzzie vid that started the Benghazi protest?
That when I looked at it on YouTube after it had been cited by the Administration, there were only about 4,000 hits.
Yeah, and fuck your mother, too, Uri.

Tanks a Bunch
Tread Lightly
Grind it Out
Hey, dude, that's Heavy
It'll be a blast

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:47 | 4855543 COSMOS
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Is it just me? Or does the USA really have a hard on for starting up some serious shooting in Ukraine.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:56 | 4855189 Lore
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THREE tanks!  I can understand one or two, but THREE...! 

Check the new video against others from months past. These people have been known to lie...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:20 | 4855091 A Nanny Moose
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This is the exact purpose of The State. Who else would gravitate towards employment in an organization with the legal authority to order everyone else around at gunpoint?

The insanity flows down all the way to School Board, and even the Little League Board.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 00:58 | 4855937 Flagit
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Kept at a cozy 98.6 degrees no doubt...

You have any fucking idea how hard it is to clean vomit out of a keyboard>?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:01 | 4855360 Volkodav
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Most credible version from on the ground is the tankers left the tanks..

decided against orders to attack cilvilians for Kyiv's wishes.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:47 | 4855465 Kirk2NCC1701
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Suggestion to Ukrainian tank Commanders: in the future, either fly a white flag or turn your gun turrets to the back, to signal good intentions, while driving toward Rebel forces, and then surrender said tanks.

Be sure to air on Youtube and RT, with copies sent to Western media. Especially to Jon Stewart @ Daily Show, and to Steve Colbert, who will happily use the material in their programs.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 01:01 | 4855940 Flagit
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You can laugh at/with him, but don't trust jew-boy John Stewart.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 06:36 | 4856150 Rakshas
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Stewart has been looking a bit stressed this past week, his eyes look worried and devoid of his normal sardonic gleem; perhaps the latest CFR/AIPAC minutes contained some information that JS found disturbing........ even he seems to be having a hard time selling the WH tripe........ well except on the gun control issue that is ..

Ben Franklin on Gun Control - Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner; liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote....




Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:57 | 4856602 shovelhead
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Well we all knew that it was only a matter of time before the false flag chemical attacks were coming, didn't we?

The lack of imagination and inventiveness in the State Dept. and their stooges is breathtaking to behold.

Their motto must be "In error persevaro".

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:38 | 4854978 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The Cookie Monster, aka Asst Sec of State Victoria Nuland.

Here's an interesting pic of her and Rummy from 2005:


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:46 | 4855008 Ignatius
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Erie.  I did think she did a nice job of color-matching her outfit with Rummy though.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 01:55 | 4855986 COSMOS
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She is thinking what kind of receipe to use for her cookies in a few years time.  I think she used her Grandmother's favorite.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 02:00 | 4855990 Rock On Roger
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She's thinking; 'I''d lick his dick to be like him'.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:52 | 4855179 loonyleft
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Who financed the Ukrainian revolt?  


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:55 | 4855185 7.62x54r
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If the Chinese did it, it would have worked.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:16 | 4854919 AnAnonymous
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'Americans' are very productive people. They produce more than they consume.

Things like that go fast with 'americans': in a matter of weeks, the Iraq thing will be settled.

Very productive.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:44 | 4855009 bigkahuna
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you know more about 'americans' than 'americans' do. you are truly an 'american' of the first order. so ask yourself this question: are you an 'americann' or an 'americant'

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:50 | 4855014 Dr. Destructo
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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:48 | 4855845 COSMOS
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Half the population in the USA is officialy AmeriCUNTs and I hear in Washington DC its 100%

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:57 | 4855037 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Low cost producers stepping for 'americans' in Iraq downthere. The logical outcome on the path of outsourcery. Competitive advantage of being located on the Iraq's borders.

The road map to unite people of different cultural background has been given by the US.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:18 | 4854924 Harbanger
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Obamas new red line runs through half of Germany and western edge of the former soviet bloc.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:39 | 4854982 CrashisOptimistic
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They are right about the additional costs.

The US imports about 7 million barrels/day.  At $108 Brent that was $756 million leaving the country every day.

Now, at $113ish it's $791ish million.



Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:49 | 4855847 COSMOS
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'What difference does it make, its just paper'

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:57 | 4855190 7.62x54r
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Maybe Ofucktard can get Putin to stop after taking Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia.

What a poltroon.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:08 | 4854884 BlindMonkey
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The WH just needs to hire The Onion staff to write the scripts. It would be a huge upgrade in coherency.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:55 | 4855031 Urban Redneck
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The NYT could also use an upgrade in coherency.

The Tylers got it right with US Claims "Video Evidence" Shows...

New York Times- not so much, there is a big difference between "The State Department confirmed" and "The State Department alleged"

The NYT should shitgum its new editor before its too late.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:16 | 4854917 vulcanraven
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This movie sucks, I demand a refund!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:34 | 4854961 Ignatius
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Funny how the NYT can spot tanks moving into Ukraine 10,000 miles away and yet had trouble noticing a 50' billboard across the street in NY sponsored by ae911truth.org calling for a new investigation of WTC7.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:43 | 4855003 Thought Processor
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Yah, maybe the NYT should look into the whole MH370 fiasco.  


On second thought nevermind........


The whole world has gone full retard.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:56 | 4855011 ZerOhead
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< That was an explosion

< What explosion? I am a PATRIOT!

After exhaustive research a carefully selected team of investigators reporting to the even more carefully selected 9/11 Commission determined there were NO explosions coming from WTC 7.



Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:14 | 4855081 Harbanger
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Sounds like it could be a fuel tank or compressed gas tank from the HVAC equipment, but I'm no expert and conspiracies are more fun.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:18 | 4855087 Bastiat
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yeah, yeah, that's it.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:27 | 4855108 Harbanger
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Skip to 1:20 and see what happens to a tank when exposed to high heat.  A bigger explosion than even what was on the conspiracy tape.



Sat, 06/14/2014 - 00:54 | 4855933 Flagit
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How does Marie Harf know what Russia will say before they have even said it?


She knows more about Russia than Putin ever will.

 She graduated with honors from Indiana University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with concentrations in Russian and Eastern European Studies and Jewish Studies.



Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:07 | 4854879 john39
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in related fascist news, an "unamed" U.S. official states that the U.S. may bomb Syria to stop ISIL...


things starting to make sense?  they couldn't sell the war in Syria before... so they cook up yet another pretext.  dark days... dark days.

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