Europe Says Would Consider Any "Unilateral Military Action By Russia A Blatant Violation Of International Law"

Tyler Durden's picture

While we await to see any actual proof of either a Russian armed convoy entering Ukraine territory, or that this convoy was shelled by Ukraine artillery, because as a reminder this is first and foremost a war of relentless propaganda on all sides, here is the latest from Europe, which moments after stating it may roll back sanctions just announced it is now considering even more actions against Russia. From Reuters:


And from Bloomberg:

The “grounds for the imposition of restrictive measures against the Russian Federation remain valid,” EU foreign ministers say.


“The restrictive measures taken by the EU are directly linked to the Russian Federation’s violation of international law with the illegal annexation of Crimea and the destabilization of Ukraine”


The EU “remains engaged in the monitoring and assessment of these measures and remains ready to consider further steps, in light of the evolution of the situation on the ground,” according to conclusions of meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels

Belgium also chimes in:


And paradoxically at the same time it adds that:


So far the only official comment that is missing is that of Russia which has vehemently denied any entrance by an armed convoy into Ukraine and has yet to have any direct statement on the alleged destruction of its assets in Ukraine.

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GVB's picture

systems breaking

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Told you guys Putin was a thug.


hedgeless_horseman's picture



Didn't you see Hollywood's latest Jack Ryan propaganda movie?  The
evil Rusians will be responsible for the dollar crashing.  The
debt-addicted US Congress and co-dependent and enabling banking cabal
known as the Federal Reserve Bank will have had nothing to do with it. 
It is important we know who to blame.

In the movie, only by tapping into all private aspects of our lives
(without a Court Order) is the US government able to save us all from the
evil Russian plot. 

whotookmyalias's picture

Pass out the kool-aid and red lines to all

hedgeless_horseman's picture



The CIA, NSA, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightly, and Captain James T.
Kirk seemed more than up to the task against those evil, Christian
Orthodox, drunk, womanizing, rich, stupid, ugly, anti-semetic,
gay-bashing Russians.

I know the Russians hate gays because Bob Costas told us while we were trying to watch the winter olympics.*




*Imagine the outcry if everytime the US squad played during the World
Cup the television sportscaster droned on and on about how America
hates privacy, waterboards prisoners, and kills children with drone
strikes in sovereign nations where we are not even at war.

1000yrdstare's picture

Did Bob happen to mention Saudi Arabia's stance on gays?

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Did Bob happen to mention Saudi Arabia's stance on gays?

No, that modern-day mini-Goebbels did not mention it...


A Saudi Arabian man has been sentenced to three years in jail and 450 lashes after he was caught using Twitter to arrange dates with other men.



The 24-year-old man who has not been named, was given his sentence after the court in Medina, Saudi Arabia, found him guilty of “promoting the vice and practice of homosexuality.”

COSMOS's picture

Are these Euro mofos for real?  What bout their unilateralism in Kosovo? Or in Africa or Asia or Middle East.

Our unilateralism is better than yours i guess.  When Euros kill women and children its ok cause their imperialism is oh so innocent...

Say What Again's picture

What's the Over-Under today for Kevin Henry's ability to slam the VIX?

Sofa King Confused's picture

Why should Putin comment on something that didn't even really happen?

Save_America1st's picture

"Europe" can talk shit all they want, but in the end it's Germany who runs the show.  And they're not going to sanction or get hostile towards Russia at all.  They're going to pivot towards Russia and leave Europe twisting in the wind and totally fucked as winter approaches....Brrrr....cold winds are already comin' outta the north for Europe...and they aren't going to have enough fuel to make it through this winter if they fuck things up with Russia.  Putin knows he has them in check mate right now. 

Urban Redneck's picture

Fuck Europe making it through the winter, people have to get home from their summer vacations. If Russia eliminated ALL crude oil shipments to Europe TODAY- How high would the Brent bid be Sunday night before they announced a miraculous solution just before market open, and if they failed to find a miraculous solution... how many more HOURS could the EUSSR keep the ponzi and any semblance of normalcy up with that much oil coming off the world market...

A full blown economic war is preferable to a shooting war.

disabledvet's picture

Prices would collapse if Russia did that.  In fact prices are collapsing anyways.  Probably explains the Russian attack.

Terminus C's picture

Maybe people should cause the outcry...

Hollywood has forever been the propaganda arm of the Anglo-US-Zio government and it is damn effective.  Most of the population is blind (willfully or otherwise) to the shit this empire pulls.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

it's not zioanglinism, it's dual 'citizenism' ! :)

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

I know the Russians hate gays because Bob Costas told us while we were trying to watch the winter olympics.*

You mean the last winter games where a military coup with it's next door neighbor got underway and where Saudi Arabia bombed a train station inside Russia to congratulate them on being the "host"?

RafterManFMJ's picture

You watched the Olympics? I'm disappointed.

BigJim's picture

I'm sure if the Ukraine army HAD managed to destroy part of a Russian militray convoy, the net would be littered with photos of the results.

So far... nada....

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

That is a good point, I would have thought the same.  Pictures, or it may not be real.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture



Russia vs. Ukraine is not our fight.  We should stay out.  But Ukraine has ample reason not to trust Russia.

Stalin was not Jewish either.

813kml's picture

Too late, "we" started it.  And what's this "we" shit?  I was under the impression that you live in Peru.

The 50 countries that the US has invaded since WWII have ample reason not to trust the US, I hope the world has finally learned its many lessons.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I live in the USA.  Yes, other countries ought not trust the USA.  

+ 1

813kml's picture

My apologies, but then what is your connection to Peru?  Maybe you posted that your wife is from Peru and I assumed you live there as well.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

My wife is from Peru, and our bearing import company is there, sorry for any confusion.

813kml's picture

That was it.  My mistake, I just assumed you lived there to manage your business.

DeadFred's picture

Either he has been captured and is writing from a FEMA camp or he is execising his God given right to think for himself. Good luck with that, option 2 is likely to lead to option 1 anyway.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture



Option 2.  Option 1 could arrive soon enough.  

* * *

1) 2008: Obama Groupthink

2) 2014: Putin Groupthink

3) 2014: Gaza Groupthink

I wonder what the correlation between Obama voters and numbers two and three above would be.



MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Gaza & Groupthink don't go together.
There's actual video evidence, mass graves, etc., showing who did what to whom, not to mention decades of documentation about which children get bulldozed to Settle more human shields housing to box in Palestine.

where_is the_nuke's picture

At some time far back in the prehistoric period, certainly more than 3,000 years ago, the "TRIBE" developed a unique mode of survival as predators and parasites. Whereas other races, other tribes, sought either to live alone among their own kind—or to conquer other tribes militarily and take their land or require them to pay tribute—the  sought to invade the territory of other races by stealth and then to subvert them, to undermine their morale, to break down the order and structure in their societies as a concomitant to controlling them and exploiting them.

In the beginning, thousands of years ago, this may have been only a novel plan for gaining control of a particular neighbor, but eventually it developed into a way of life. It became part of their religion, and eventually it got into their genes. I believe that today they really can’t help themselves. It’s difficult for many people to understand the "TRIBE" because they really are different from every other ethnic group.

Latina Lover's picture

We are being programmed for war with Russia.

pods's picture

But like a reverse cold war, Russia is making friends and the US is being isolated.  

Russia also has stuff that people want. The US merely has debt and force. Kind of like the old Soviet Union.

Let's face it, the US is being left behind.  And for good reason.


El Vaquero's picture

Yet there are very few people with a living memory of just how mind blowingly powerful nuclear weapons are.  I know one of the few who is still around.  He watched the Hood Shot with his own eyes.  At 74 kilotons, that was the largest above ground nuclear detonation in the contenental US, and is small compared to the W88s on the Tridents that are in our subs and the warheads on the Russian missiles.  It wasn't that far off of the expected yield, and hearing his description where one of the thoughts that went through his head was to wonder how small animals in the desert had had their lives snuffed out that night says a lot.  It also says a lot when, even with the yield being expected, he was still frightened by its power. 


The things are no joke, and I'm scared that the assholes with their fingers on the button have no clue what they would be unleashing. 


The Hood Shot:


I am all for having an above ground detonation where world leaders, scientists and military are invited to watch once every decade or two so that the assfucks know what they're actually dealing with.  When you start looking at the energies released, they are too big for most humans to comprehend without an in-your-face demonstration. 

robertocarlos's picture

There's about 5000 mega-tonnes out there. Using as little as 3% of it would be very bad.

RafterManFMJ's picture

I get your point and I agree; however let's not forget that small, selectable yield weapons like the W54 can be used to good effect, for instance to bring down steel skeleton skyscrapers.

Say What Again's picture

@El Vaquero,

Did you notice the pigs being loaded into a holding pen on that video?  That explains the 1000s of dead pigs floating down a river in China.

El Vaquero's picture

Yeah, and it also had a short blip of those pigs getting hammered by the blast wave.

El Vaquero's picture

If a W54 went off, you would have seen a very large number of deaths due to radiation sickness within a week or two, even if set on its lowest yield of 10 tons.  

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

have never been invented.
Fusion is the cleanest nuclear & even the sun emits lots of unclean radiation that would kill us all on direct exposure.

El Vaquero's picture

Sorry.  I've been to the Trinity Site.  I've held trinitite in my own hands. 

zerocash's picture

I watched a video of several nuclear bomb tests with a friend last night.


Dr. Engali's picture

We were always at war with EastAsia.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Yes indeed. h_h Well said!

The United States of American where "fantasy and make believe" always become the enforcers in the world of "eyes wide shut"

Latina Lover's picture

For the Ukie Kiev Kriminals, I'll bet they are wetting their drawers.