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A Full Look Inside The Russian Humanitarian Convoy (And The Tanks Surrounding It)

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The Russian 'aid' convoy continues to wend its way closer and closer to the East Ukraine border. As NYTimes reports, moving at a steady 50 miles per hour, more than 200 commercial trucks and some army trucks with white tarpaulins set out before daybreak from a military base in the city of Voronezh, where the convoy had halted for more than a day after protests from Kiev. It is now around 30 miles east of Ukraine, stopped in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky. Here is the a full look at the convoy, its contents, and the helicopters and tanks surrounding it...

 

The start...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The convoy is close to the Ukraine border:

Inside the convoy:

And these are carefully following:

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Putin told reporters, "all this is going on in complete coordination with and under the aegis of the Red Cross."

 

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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:42 | 5092155 Headbanger
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The tanks are just in case a truck get stuck in the mud

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:44 | 5092163 power steering
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That's a helluva Trojan horse

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:47 | 5092172 Joe Davola
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Russia putting flip flops on the ground in Ukraine.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:47 | 5092182 power steering
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I'm wearing mine right now. BTW the fruit bat shipment is a gift for the parliment in Kiev

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:09 | 5092268 Manthong
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Maybe ISIS can ship a few hundred thousand tons of US munitions up to Kiev to help in the welcoming party and fireworks display.. along with a few fruit bats.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:11 | 5092285 SafelyGraze
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the convoy is headed to missouri

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:04 | 5092615 mvsjcl
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I was disappointed that none of the vans held loud speakers.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:10 | 5092643 TahoeBilly2012
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Could you imagine the US trying to deliver aid to Puerto Rico if Cuba had been shelling civilians (with Russian support) and being given shit. I can't.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:33 | 5092779 VATICANT
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Looks like war is close

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:50 | 5093169 Manthong
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“none of the vans held loud speakers.”

Cue Vagner!.. Flight of the Valkyries

Breathe in the smell of fresh napalm in the morning.

I could get one of those trucks to do 30 Hz at 155db at two hundred meters.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:36 | 5092786 Stuck on Zero
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I wonder if Putin would welcome such an aid convoy into Russia?

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:12 | 5092986 Let them eat iPads
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Maybe a convoy to help the Chechens?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:07 | 5093248 Zwelgje
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Or Iraq?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:59 | 5092234 Squid Viscous
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They look more like "Lord Boards"... hopefully the combat boots are nearby 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:51 | 5092201 Gmpx
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STOL Trojan horse

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:04 | 5092247 Urban Redneck
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The convoy is pawn. Based on their location, it looks like yesterday's deal is off the table, and it might now be a sacrificial pawn.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:09 | 5092271 dracos_ghost
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I heard it's just the filming of "Smoky and the Bandit: The Final Solution". Just a rumour though.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:10 | 5092653 Ignatius
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Though in this case the Bandit is bringing Stoly.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:46 | 5092840 Hook Line and S...
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"there was even a 'bear' in the air"

uh.. yeah that was from the movie Convoy

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:47 | 5093156 Reptil
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Why would you think that?
Russia looking like the saving angel is immesurably good for support, throughout the slavic zone and across the world.
If they pull some trojan horse shit, that would paint them as the untrustworthy villain.
So that would be exactly what Kiev said, and counter Russia's interest.
Apart from that, if the russians wanted to invade they'd do it with a huge force and quickly.
Trojan horses aren't their style either. Total obliteration of the landscape however, is.
Putin seems to have grasped "Walk softly and carry a big stick".
So, this is how you win "hearts and minds" in a propaganda war. Not by drone-bombing the crap out of some brown people.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:46 | 5092178 mvsjcl
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And helo's can fly ahead and report road conditions.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:56 | 5092210 Sudden Debt
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anything to keep that truck with that nuke under those grain bags rolling :)

 

but damn... I hope I never need help like that....

WHERE'S THE BELLUGA???

WHERE ARE MY SUNDAY PASTRIES???

WHERE'S MY STEAK???

and... NO FRUIT???!!!??? WHAT DO THEY THINK WE ARE???? AMERICANS??? WE NEED OUR FRUITS!!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:20 | 5092330 Bankster Kibble
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The steak is on its way from Argentina - just signed new trade deals for top angus.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:25 | 5092721 tony wilson
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sudden debt

i just spoke to putin he says he all out of

gefelta fish,

Knishes, Blintzes and
Jewish Apple Cakes.

he suggests you chew on the remaining part of you kosher cock and

get back to der talmud and pray to satan  for help: )

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:10 | 5092980 teslaberry
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hey thomas sawyer take yer trolling ass out of these comment boards.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:18 | 5093012 Herd Redirectio...
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Maybe you are thinking of Patrick Sawyer?  The Ebola guy?

Or Francis Sawyer, the Psycho from Stripes?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:25 | 5093332 BigJim
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He's not Francis Sawyer, completely different style.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:34 | 5092415 IridiumRebel
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-
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Cause we got a Russian convoy
Rockin' through the night.
Yeah, we got a Russian convoy,
Ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this Kiev putsch 'Cross the Ukraine.
Convoy!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:43 | 5092157 GetZeeGold
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We're gonna feed you.....then we're gonna kill you.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:46 | 5092176 taoJones
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Or perhaps:

First we're gonna feed you, then we're gonna take out the ones who made you go hungry...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:47 | 5092181 LawsofPhysics
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optimist.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:54 | 5092221 Winston Churchill
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Putin is just using the Ukes tactics against them.

He is goading them into attacking the relief convoy.

If they do he wins, if they don't he wins.

The Ukes are crazy enough to attack it though.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:12 | 5092261 Unknown User
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They have no choice. If they get where they are going, Ukes will not win over the rebels.

Aid from Russia -> Russia = good and Ukes = bad

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:01 | 5092488 LawsofPhysics
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Exactly.  The history and culture of the region is clear, this would be akin to Russia trying to tell us want to do after Texas had left the union and a similar separatist movement had begun there.  Plenty of piplines in texas too.

Fucking stupid.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:05 | 5092938 Herd Redirectio...
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This is why Eastern Ukraine and Russia are genetically and culturally practically identical.

Geography.   The steppe goes for miles and miles.  There are no natural barriers to impede your progress, from Moscow to Kiev (well, there are swamps, but they are west of Moscow, not near Kiev)

Of course, because of its western borders, Ukraine is now more westernized than Russia.    Look at Lviv, its been part of Poland, Polish-Lithuania, Austria, Austria-Hungary,  Western Ukraine, AND... The Soviet Union.

Thats just wide open country.  Back in the day, it was ideal for cavalry, cossacks and the like.  These days?  Convoys, it would seem.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:54 | 5093181 Reptil
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eeh no that would not be a correct comparison at all. Donbass is very close to Russia.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:00 | 5093213 where_is the_nuke
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Khazar DNA.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:44 | 5092160 Escapeclaws
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I guess they're Russian trucks, but where are the hammer and sickle insignias?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:01 | 5092238 N2OJoe
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Those are on Zero's Secret Service trucks.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:44 | 5092165 wallstreetapost...
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Putin told reporters, "all this is going on in complete coordination with and under the aegis of the Red Cross."

 

More like the RED STAR.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:00 | 5092233 SoDamnMad
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No  The Red Cross (ICRC) is not part of this.  The RC (div of the FSB) is in complete corrdination.  This is the attack phase.

Some of the trucks are commo trucks a flat bed had a radar unit of the S400 AD system.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:43 | 5092491 the phantom
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Source? John Kerry, is that you??? (Please no Facebook or youtube clips, John)

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:45 | 5093146 Manthong
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I was losing faith for a while there because I did not seem to see any semblance of cosmic justice.

The pouchy jowls on the current sqirreletary of state provides a bit of hope.

He appears to be reverting to his rat ancestry.

Now, how can we convince him to have a bushy tail added on.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:45 | 5093460 JohninMK
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Could be a bit wrong there.

For a start the AD radar you are talking about would probably be the one caught on film (intentionally?) in the first film of the convoy to hit the 'net. If it is, you have made two/three incorrect conclusions:

- the radar unit filmed was self propelled, not on a flat truck. Most heavy and important Russian equipment is self propelled, for obvious reasons, mainly MBT and SP guns go on low loaders. It saves their tracks and the roads.

- it was a S300 not S400 radar unit filmed. The S300 radar filmed was the low level optimised version, particularily valuable for protecting a convoy.

- it is not suitable for use with a convoy as it takes a while to erect, the Russians have far better convoy protection SAMs if they needed them.

- it would probably not need to leave Russia as its range, especially if on a hill, would extend to Luhansk.

All the above has already been posted on ZH, with links.

If you disagree with the above please put your point across with links, or just stop being a troll.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:47 | 5092173 LawsofPhysics
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Only America and it's western allies can be allowed to "provide humanitarian aid".

Any questions?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:48 | 5092186 JustObserving
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Because the droner-in-chief has the Power of the Nobel Prize backing his every move while Putin has only been nominated for it.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:50 | 5092194 power steering
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It's still early. The winner isn't announced till January

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:21 | 5092341 atthelake
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I cannot imagine the same corrupt Nobel Committee, who gave Obama a Peace Prize (for what?), giving Putin that same Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee is too corrupt. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:24 | 5092351 JustObserving
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Don't forget infinite NSA spying which can be followed by gentle persuasion.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:58 | 5092573 grgy
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Politics will never, ever allow Putin to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Besides, would he really want to be a participant in the same disgraced organization that awarded it to Obama?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:33 | 5092574 grgy
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Sorry, double post.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:50 | 5093488 JohninMK
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The Nobel Committee also has a strong Norwegian connection and the Norges have just been hit with the second largest (after Poland) Putin Food Sanction, $1B pa.

Now wonder the US are moving MBT to Trondheim, got to keep the Norges on side!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:49 | 5092188 Overfed
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Wait a minute, I'm missing something here. If this is humanitarian aid, where are the drones, fighter jets, missile launchers, bombers, and the division of troops? Do you mean to tell me that we've been doing it wrong all this time?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:12 | 5092298 general ambivalent
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Russia is stuck in the 19th century when war and peace were separate subjects and predicates. That's why they must be humanitarianly destroyed. For the WarPeace Youth.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:49 | 5092191 Dr. Engali
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And by humanitarian aid you mean in the form of  bombs.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:52 | 5092216 SHEEPFUKKER
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Bomb them into submission and then give them a bag of buckwheat for their troubles. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:18 | 5092320 Bankster Kibble
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Er, you mean "sell" them a bag of buckwheat for their troubles.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:03 | 5092244 1000yrdstare
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Trudat!

"I will judge you by the hypocrisy you spew."

ALL governments lie, the USSA happens to have a big lead in that race...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:03 | 5092245 John McCloy
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    I was at a bar in NYC yesterday...friend of mine showed another guy some Vine video where Obama is meeting Bballers in a lockerroom and he shakes the white coachs hand properly and moves forward to Kevin Durant to give him a "G Money" hug....

Other guy's reply , "Oh Man Obama is such a boss and a pimp dude"...This was a white 30 year old man. There are no words for how fucked we are...We are dropping peacebombs all over the world and once again back in Iraq...overthrowing nations, staging revolutions and THIS is what American's care about...The bombs and lies and invasion of privacy are COOL MAN...because it is what they perceive to be their guy and who is anything but.

Here is the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmnqihRlcaI

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:12 | 5092291 Squid Viscous
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If he saw what goes on in the White House locker room he might not be so impressed...  

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:14 | 5092302 general ambivalent
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Yo jus jelly cuz y'ain't pimp'd.

There's an app for that.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:47 | 5093466 JuliaS
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Our ignorance will be the death of us. For a while we could afford to act like the rest of the world didn't exist. At some point, the rest of the world is going to start acting like we don't exist, and then we'll find out the real truth.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:09 | 5092641 zerocash
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Usually in the form of "humanitarian bombs".

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:50 | 5092183 Space Animatoltipap
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Putin just continues his game of chess. China, Iran and other countries love it. Many people inside the Western Animal Farms also. Because they're outside of them. Of course.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:48 | 5092187 e_goldstein
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Here's your relief, now sing 'Kumbayah,' bitches. Sing. It. Now.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:48 | 5092190 q99x2
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Do they deliver to the Pittsburgh area?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:51 | 5092199 youngman
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They are just getting the goods...survival supplies  there before the 10,000 paratroopers are flown in...the Red Cross has said they have nothing to do with this..its all Russia...and that two ton truck carrying 500 pounds of Buckwheat...that is a little strange...why not load it full....

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:05 | 5092250 SoDamnMad
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The Twitter picture of the flatbed truck looks like the radar comand unit of an S-400 or 500 AD system.  Gotta have full air superiority for the IL-76s bringing the 10,000 paratroopers. Not to worry though. Obo's vacation won't be spoiled by this or Feguson. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:30 | 5093355 BigJim
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Yeah, because, what with hundreds of miles of shared border, the Russians would spearhead their invasion with... paratroops.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:26 | 5093573 JohninMK
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Duplicated post

 

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:26 | 5093678 JohninMK
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Please check your facts. A simple Google search would have told you that:

1. The S400 SA-21 Growler is a 3 truck system, each truck having 8 wheels, not a track in sight

http://www.military-today.com/missiles/s400_triumph.htm

2. The S500 does not enter Russian service until 2016, so if this was part of one it would be a world scoop. Incidently it looks as if it too will be an 8 and 10 wheeled truck based system.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:21 | 5092331 paint it red ca...
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More like a 10 to  12 ton truck loaded with 60-80 lb bags. Each row of bags in the truck surely exceed a ton, likely closer to 2 tons. There appears to be 6 rows of bags showing in the this photo. If bags are stacked 6 deep(a safe underestimate), material showing in this photo alone totals a minimum of 6 tons.

Had you ever unloaded such a truck by hand you would have a better understanding of trucks, weights and measures.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:51 | 5092200 STG5IVE
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Those sleeping bags are actually portable, compactable suffocation chambers and the buckwheat is actually buckshot disguised to look like buckwheat. You can't trust them Russkies!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:32 | 5092417 Proofreder
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Sounds like a statement overheard in the War Room !

General 'Buck' Turgidson

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:51 | 5092213 Everybodys All ...
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Russian Red Cross looking more like the old hammer and sickle to me.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:52 | 5092214 Dr. Engali
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Are they heads to east St. Louis?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:12 | 5092249 Rainman
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you be snarkin on Buckwheat ?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:53 | 5092218 Everybodys All ...
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Russian Red Cross looking more like the old hammer and sickle to me.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:00 | 5092235 Son of Captain Nemo
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Right!

We're looking at twitter feeds (again) that resemble the ones used in that homemade video of rebels telling us about the "downed airliner" that lacked latitude and longitude and all th other goodies like legitimate satellite imagery which the U.S. government and it's flunkies still won't deliver when Russia showed the world what it had...

More authoirized Tweets and Zuckerbook entries for mass consumption that even DNI refuses to put it's name on!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:06 | 5092258 1000yrdstare
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WW3 will be on youtube and twitter, no need to get your fatasses off of the couch!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:28 | 5092387 messystateofaffairs
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WWIII will be bright white flashes, high velocity hot gas and radiation coming through your house. You won't need shitter or fuckbook to know its here. About all us sheeple can do about it is stay good with God.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:57 | 5093196 Reptil
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indeed

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:39 | 5092784 tony wilson
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it true eye saw on der twitterings dat der putin fuck trucks has bags of barley corn holes and buckweats butt insides der corn holes are trojan horses thousands of em day stamped made in russia which is an anderson coopers smokin gun

strange ting is horses need pin head oats not buck wheats weird

ww3 sure is confusions

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:04 | 5092248 alexcojones
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Impressive! 

Next time Hurricane Katrina hits I want Putin not Brown helping me.

"Putiny; you're doing a heckuva job!"

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:53 | 5092874 Bemused Observer
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I wonder if Ferguson has any Russian-speaking inhabitants who are getting fearful for their safety...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:05 | 5092255 Phuk u
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LofPhyzz

Yes, everyone agreed that the Red Cross was to run this show which

seems right to me. Why not deliver the aid through Kharkiv where it can be checked

independently and not via Donetsk/Iszvaryne which is where the aid looks like its

heading. Could it be that this 'border post' is controlled by pro russian rebel forces ?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:12 | 5092293 Phuk u
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Seems like the Intl Red Cross have just shown up to the Humanitarian aid convoy. Well I'll be !

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:15 | 5092310 Bankster Kibble
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Kharkiv was the latest plan, but Kiev said no entry there.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:21 | 5092339 Two dogs
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Welcome to sunny Novorossia  Separatist stands guard at a border checkpoint in Izvaryne, Luhansk region.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:27 | 5092381 Phuk u
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Two Dogs

 

The graffiti says that 'Ukraine has died'

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:37 | 5092456 Urban Redneck
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Because the niglets of nudelmanstan ripped up a signed agreement.

Actions have consequences.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:08 | 5092259 general ambivalent
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Uh oh. Look out for 'Little GreenWhiteBrown Men Ready to Annex Europe' headlines. Photos of Putin with EMPs in each iris.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:09 | 5092266 Bryan
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Do they really say "aegis" in Russian?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:11 | 5092630 general ambivalent
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Edit: sorry, ZH doesn't take Cyrillic.

Root is ('Egida', aegis or auspices).

Russian is heavily influenced by Greek, so there are a lot of Greek-sounding words (the Cyrillic letters are primarily Greek after all).

http://news.eizvestia.com/news_politics/full/316-s-pomoshhyu-svoih-gruzo...



?????? ????????? ?? http://news.eizvestia.com/news_politics/full/316-s-pomoshhyu-svoih-gruzovikov-putin-zaputal-ves-mir

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:12 | 5092299 carbonmutant
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Drone bait...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:19 | 5092324 goldhedge
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Rubber Duck: Forward

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:21 | 5092332 messystateofaffairs
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OK what is needed now are Rabbi's on kosher horses riding through the Ukraine shouting "The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming".

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:43 | 5092498 agNau
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Remember this?

http://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/therussiansarecoming,therussiansar...

"Emergency! Emergency! Please to get from streets!"

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:24 | 5092357 agNau
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Biggest slap in the face to US.
Be the humanitarian that the false humanitarian claims to be.
Putin will do nothing if this convoy is attacked, except film and document the NAZI attackers.
Will the CIA/US backed Ukraine attack Red Cross workers?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:26 | 5092360 _ConanTheLibert...
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At least they drive on the RIGHT side of the road.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:31 | 5092405 kchrisc
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I hope that this convoy doesn't pass too close to any school full of kids or wedding parties.

An American, not US subject.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:32 | 5092423 Wahooo
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Putin is a genius. Russia is the only nation providing humanitarian aid to war-torn Ukraine. He will win the hearts and minds of the people and boost the morale of the rebels.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:33 | 5092432 therevolutionwas
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If the MSM would only question the "humanitarian aid" the US gives to the middle east and elsewhere as much as they nit pick Russia's little show.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:35 | 5092444 Crazed Smoker
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Better these military trucks are used for transporting basic necessities of grain and sleeping bags rather than weapons, no?  Great move on part of Russians.  Respect. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:50 | 5092859 Bemused Observer
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Agreed. Some people say, "Oh, they're military trucks, painted white.."

So? Maybe Russia didn't have a convoy of 'real humanitarian aid trucks' available, and thought it would be better to paint these white, rather than use them as is, looking like military vehicles.

And really, does anyone really think the Russians are smuggling troops in those trucks? Seriously? Unlike us in the West, Russia doesn't seem stupid enough to do something like that...and why would they even HAVE to?

I guess we Americans don't trust the Russians because we know what WE'D do in that situation, and figure they'd do the same thing. After all, WE perfected the old "humanitarian aid" tactic, didn't we?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:54 | 5093863 JohninMK
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You are right.

Why send it in open view in white lorries when there is 150 miles of border you can slip it across in a truck, car, coach etc, day or night?

As the old saying goes "Don't judge others by your own standards" one of the truest sayings there is.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:44 | 5092500 KidHorn
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If Russia were smuggling arms into Ukraine, they wouldn't be doing it this way. As soon as 1 bullet is offloaded, then Ukraine will scream I told you so. Rather they would move them across in darkness on a cloudy night. They probably want to make sure the rebels are well fed and get proper medical treatment.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:56 | 5092572 Lea
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Of course the convoy has to be heavily defended. The Nato and its Ukraine stooges are desperate to provoke Russia into a war, and what better way than attacking this convoy?

I never, ever in my life saw so much hypocrisy and brain-washing. If the NATO/UN is so scared of this Russian convoy, why doesn't it stop its whining and bellicose rhetorics about "trojan horses" and sets one itself?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:18 | 5093632 Leraconteur
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Huh?

Protect a convoy in Russia? You think NATO/USA will bomb INSIDE Russia?

You are smoking some very fine BC weed, my friend.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:56 | 5092577 alexcojones
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AgNau +1

I remember that movie fondly. Saw it at age 13 in the local theater.

"The Russians Are Coming!"

Shot on location in Martha's Vineyard I believe

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:23 | 5092719 agNau
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"Aliss-a Palmer"

It was good, with a great cast. Watched it at grandparents house as youngster as well. Nice undertones in retrospect.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:10 | 5092651 messystateofaffairs
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I'm trying to theorize a strategy of what this is all about.

1. Kiev wants to bomb all the Russian citizens out of Donetsk, Luhansk and wherever else ethnic Russians are in Ukraine that just won't roll over and die or freely submit to NWO fleecing.

2. Putin sends in humanitarian supplies, defended, to keep alive these "marked for extinction, pogrom(from Jews, not of Jews), and genocide" folks. Who can argue with that(certainly not Obomber, he loves folks)?

3. How Puty plans to get these humanitarians over the border without starting WWIII I dunno, but lets say he's got that figured out.

4. Humanizing people marked for extinction, whether in Gaza or Ukraine, is not a popular concept with extinctionzionisers. So how they supposed to bomb those civilians without hitting the humanitarians who are doling out the supplies? So now the civilians provide a human shield for the rebel fighters, the humanitarians provide a humanitarian shield for the civilians, and the Russian military provide an "up your ass" shield for the humanitarians.

5. Lets say Kiev goes ahead and bombs anyway, the call goes out, SOS. If they don't bomb hello independent Luhansk and Donetsk Peoples Republic, Russia's new very best friends. With this beachhead inside the former Ukraine territory which new independent republics will be encouraged to follow? Viva la revolucion.

6. If Kiev bombs then in comes the Russian heavyweights responding with extreme prejudice to the SOS call, depending on Moscow's strategic objectives they could even get a little overenthusiastic and respond all the way to Kiev. 

7. The Russians need to start beaming Presstv and RT down on their own satellites into the west so we can balance that CNN propaganda a little and leverage the moral high ground that Puty has so patiently and carefully been setting up. In the meantime the internet is here, but it's not as sheeple friendly as the domesticated US population requires. Cause to get all those "thank you for your service goyim heros" to go in and die to stop Puty is going to require some unopposed world class lying. Chess anyone, or is it Go? I'm quite sure its not golf.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:32 | 5092773 ThisIsBob
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Humanitarian aid?  If you happen to be a reb in the area, you don't get to eat any of it? 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:45 | 5092836 NOZZLE
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Start the fucking invasion already will ya, I'm dying to see some ukrainian shits with blood coming out of their ears.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:51 | 5092868 Acidtest Dummy
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They're smuggling trucks.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:58 | 5092903 Jano
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:11 | 5092987 bardot63
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Let me check my math on this.  Rebels in Kiev threw out the guy in charge because they didn't like him, and the US gov't cheered (because they engineered it).  Crimea threw out the Kiev gov't because they didn't like the guy in charge in Kiev (the US pissed and moaned because they didn't engineer it.) Now, the eastern half of the country wants to break away from Kiev.  As one of the 'rebel newspapers' said recently, "Let's borrow some ideas from the US Constituion.  The Americans aren't using it."  I'm with Vlad and Ron Paul on this one.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:58 | 5093204 viedoklis_lv
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Than wait for green man from  Mexico to "liberate" US and make a "referendum" to join Mexico.

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:14 | 5093617 Leraconteur
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You want a repeat of 1808 to 1863?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:53 | 5094416 Haager
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I bet he knows shit of manifest destiny.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:12 | 5092988 nosoeawe
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It's no secret the russian allied militias are getting spanked in donetsk. 

and this is precisely where the humanitarium convoy is headed.

here's what's peculiar about the whole thing.

russia sent 280 trucks. logistics and cost to complete this will be high. 

however, the russians could have easily used the railway system to transport the same goods directly to donetsk. 

there's a train from rostov (that runs along the sea of azov) in russia that passes through taganrog up to donetsk. there's also trains out of gukovo and chebotowka (both cities right along the border)

Any one of these train routes would have been faster, easier and cheaper.

so why 280 military truck convoy?

me thinks shootin putin will make the trojan horse of the greeks look like sea horse. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:46 | 5093818 JohninMK
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Good point, but the aid is more needed in Luhansk, where they have been under seige for much longer. The railway doesn't run there any more.

Just to remind us all to bear in mind in terms of population before this started,

Luhansk is the size of Kansas or Atlanta, larger than Miami in the US, or Sheffield, Dublin, Antwerp or Dresden or Nurenburg.

Dohansk is larger than Austin or Indianapolis, Birminghan (UK) or Cologne or Naples.

These are not small cities that are being shelled to destruction. This is what the Allies did to Germany in the war, although they used less efficient aircraft rather than artillery or rockets that can fire all day every day.

Having been through that, Germany still suports the Ukraine Government. Unbelievable.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:21 | 5093885 ebear
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1. Do they have enough rail cars?

2. What happens if the track is sabotaged?

3. How do you get goods from the railhead to where they're needed?

4. answer to 3:  trucks.

I think they've thought this through.  You clearly haven't.

<edit>

Let me help you out a bit.  How many truck drivers and support crew per truck?

If  4 (a reasonable guess) that's 300 X 4 = 1200 trained russian soldiers.

So, who drives the trucks back, assuming they're not attacked?

300, and they don't have to be soldiers. Civilians on board?  40 per truck = 12,000 evacuated civilians, mostly women and kids I'd say.  Families of defenders, for the most part.  Get them out of harms way.

So then, roughly speaking, 1000 combat ready soldiers, mostly NCO's and no doubt trained in urban and anti-tank warfare, plus a couple of hundred field officers to coordinate and lead.

Can you say Stalingrad?

 

 

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:55 | 5093183 viedoklis_lv
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Why Russians refuse to co-oparete with Red Cross? Why Russians refuse to accept on border it's cargo check? What do they hide there?

 

"By taking the road south towards the rebel-held city of Luhansk, the convoy now appears intent on ignoring a tentative agreement which would have seen it cross the government-controlled border at Kharkiv, where it could be inspected by the international Red Cross.

The border at Luhansk is in the heart of the disputed region and largely rebel-held. Speaking on Tuesday, even the pro-Russian separatist leader Andrei Purgin said he did not expect the aid to be sent there directly."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-crisis-russian-ai...

 

If it was humatarian aid - than Russians would not needed to kide the content. Of course they will film few trucks with actual food supply, but not al of them consists of it - obviosly.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:56 | 5093840 JohninMK
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As I understand it the southern route is mainly under the control of the militia so there is a far higher chance of more of it getting through to the town than if it went on the northern route through Government held territory where the temptation to 'redeploy' it may have proved to tempting.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:33 | 5093382 Rootin' for Putin
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Putin knows they wont allow it.  Thats the point, its all above board and in a few days there will be pictures of produce that kiev has let go bad through delays being dumped on the side of the road.  Oh the cruelty of porky and his thugs.

When you argue with Putin your choices are look bad or conceed early.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:10 | 5093595 arby63
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What is so hard about just inspecting the trucks as they roll through? Wouldn't take more than a couple hours. 

The Ukrainian people better know one thing: don't expect or depend on us or the EU.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:38 | 5094327 JohninMK
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MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday called for an immediate ceasefire in violence-torn eastern Ukraine to ensure the safe delivery of humanitarian aid to civilian population suffering amid armed clashes between Kiev-led forces and independence supporters.

"It is necessary to guarantee the security of the upcoming humanitarian mission," the ministry said in a statement.

"We urge the warring sides at this crucial junction to show the political will to alleviate the suffering of the population of the affected region," the statement said.

Russia has sent a convoy of 280 trucks carrying some 2,000 metric tons of humanitarian aid to southeastern Ukraine, including medical supplies, food, sleeping bags and other basic necessities.

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the convoy is currently in Russia’s southern Rostov region.

"We've made initial contact with Russia-led aid convoy, Rostov region, Russia. Many practical details to be clarified," ICRC tweeted Thursday.

On Wednesday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that "Ukraine may accept any type of humanitarian aid exclusively within the framework of international law and exclusively from the Red Cross."

At the same time, the country’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that Ukraine would not allow a Russian convoy of humanitarian aid to pass through the eastern Kharkiv Region.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:50 | 5094889 Jack4952
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It is evident that the Kiev government is willing to do ANYTHING to stop the "rebellion" (aka, "independence movement") in eastern Ukraine, even if it means starving out hundreds of thousands of its own people AND even starting a real "shooting war".

Indeed, UNLESS the U.S. and NATO intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine, it is highly likely KIev will lose control of eastern Ukraine, and possibly southern Ukraine (aka, the Odessa region) as well.

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