NATO Accuses Russia Of Escalating Ukraine Conflict, Demands Withdrawal Of Russian Troops From Border

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Update: it just got interesting:


And now, we await tweets of more de-escalation while Putin is laughing, even as the world officially enters Cold War 2.0:


... first for conventional weapons, then for tactical and strategic ICBMs?

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"Remember when"... US futures soared by over 60 point in 5 trading days on what was the tiniest hint that Putin may be de-escalating based on a Russian media report citing the "good cop" Russian security council? Well, NATO disagrees with the momentum chasing algos, and this odd spin coming out of Russia. Moments ago NATO said that Russia, while calling for de-escalation of the Ukraine conflict, had in fact been escalating it.

Reuters cites NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu who said the alliance was checking eyewitness reports in two British newspapers on Friday that a column of at least 23 Russian military vehicles had crossed into Ukraine overnight.

"If confirmed, they are further evidence that Russia is doing the very opposite of what it's saying. Russia has been escalating the conflict, even as it calls for de-escalation," she said in response to a question from Reuters.

"It is high time that Russia did what it says it wants to do, which is to contribute to a peaceful solution. Russia needs to pull back its troops, stop the flow of arms and fighters over the border with Ukraine, stop supporting the separatists and engage in a genuine and sincere dialogue with Ukraine."

Of course, this report would have been conveniently delayed until after close of trading if the market still cared about geopolitics, as this headline would have rejected the very basis of the rally over the past week. However, at this point, all that matters are pin points and technical charts ahead of today's Op-Ex; in fact the more cynical ones may claim that the zero-volume rally was nothing but yet another manipulation attempt to inflict max pain on the recent surge of protection buyers. But that would be illegal, so clearly the reason for today's ongoing ramp is the "market" simply reverting to its now standar mode of refusing to react to any headline that does not justify groupthink.

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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:42 | 5096543 Rakshas
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No I didn't

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:53 | 5096563 BandGap
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My futures are soaring on this news. I love everyone and I think Putin does too.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:53 | 5096734 VATICANT
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Remember all those time the Russians clearly stated they will not hesitate to use nuclear weapons when in defense of their homeland. Yeah, Obv NATO needs to go into Ukraine - seal the deal on the Russian borders. That will end great

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:46 | 5097018 Spine01
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What I found the most hilarious about the article is that they learned of the Russian troops from eyewitnessrs who reported it to a couple of newapapers. BS of this size is amazingly hilarious!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:53 | 5097077 Publicus
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Putin: Checkmate.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:22 | 5097297 crazzziecanuck
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That can be filled under "Completely Obvious".

To quote Mugatu: "Doesn't anybody notice this? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:10 | 5097669 lakecity55
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dude, that reads like an american wrote it.

the evidence already condemns the ukraine govt anways.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:32 | 5097368 Omen IV
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Rasmussen is not Rasputin!

your boy has no majic!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:08 | 5097650 kchrisc
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I heard from a friend who heard from a friend whose cousin said that her brother knows a guy who thinks his friend heard a guy in a cafe say that an uncle of his had seen, or heard, he's not sure, that there might, just might, have been a Russian soldier there.

Case closed. More cookies.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 01:21 | 5128679 gallistic
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Hey Truthseeker,

You have become as annoying as the "angry sinner" jackass who constantly peddles his blog.

Pods is absolutely right; if you want to pimp your site, pony up and BUY some ad space here. Tyler will gladly accept your money.

Go shit somewhere else, you are stinking up the joint.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:59 | 5096581 MeMongo
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Will someone please tell Mongo where Borisalotocrap is at with all this action going down.

Mongo worried for his wellbeing!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:31 | 5096662 Serfs Up
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Oh look:  an 8:00:00 a.m. US paper gold smash.

You know, because 'news.'

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:42 | 5096544 fonzannoon
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Oh thank god. It's been almost 11 minutes since the last update where somebody farted and tried to blame someone else and things got very tensus.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:44 | 5096546 Urban Redneck
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De-escalation is called a cease fire. As far as I know, the clowns in Kiev and their NATO masters are the only parties not calling for a cease fire.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:59 | 5096583 TheFourthStooge-ing
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NATO: Not Any Truth Offered

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:16 | 5096618 netsludge
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(Source Docs)

NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and terrorism in Western Europe 

It describes in meticulously footnoted detail the existence of the so-called Gladio stay-behind networks which had been NATO’s best kept secret for forty or more years, and which briefly emerged into the daylight through a series of scandalous disclosures in Italy.   

These stay-behind networks were, in essence, secret armies in fourteen European countries created with the intent of remaining dormant and being activated in the event of a Soviet land invasion.

Not only were these armies kept secret from the official governmental structures of the host countries – falling instead under the auspices of the CIA and MI6 – but compelling evidence emerged in the 90s to show that they went a long way beyond this original remit and participated in anti-democratic agitation and even terrorist atrocities.

Over 200 Bombings


Sibel Edmonds on Operation Gladio Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V.


Italian Supreme Court President On Gladio

"Gladio was designed to demonize political opposition and “force the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security,” according to the testimony of former Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra. In 2000, an Italian parliamentary investigation found that the 1980 Bologna train bombing, which killed 85 people, was carried out by “men inside Italian state institutions and … men linked to the structures of United States intelligence.”

“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game,” Vinciguerra explained in sworn testimony.

“The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened,” he added."


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:22 | 5096629 yogibear
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Should rename it to Operation GUIDO.

We, the Federal Reserve/IMF banksters, nailgun your head if you don't step in line with what we want.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:31 | 5096648 tony wilson
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from duffy  on another thread very important video.

ideas and concepts by frank kitson david sterling put into  operation gladio practice.

cia,mossad and mi6 updated for country takedowns for the iphone age

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:46 | 5096548 Mountainview
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NATO needs Russia as enemy to justify its own existence. Hundreds of clerk jobs in Brussels are at stake. The whole thing looks like a self serving exercise of these pencil pushers and back office warriors.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:17 | 5096623 AUD
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Hundreds!? Are you kidding? Try tens of thousands. Enough rioting ex civil servants to bring down a government should the money ever stop flowing.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:48 | 5096710 fleur de lis
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NATO should be shut down and its leeches need to retire. They already have pensions and perks all lined up so there's no need for them to continue sticking around and making things worse. They have no other function at this point.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:47 | 5096550 One And Only
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Ukraine adopted Obama's border policy. What's the problem?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:01 | 5096585 agent default
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Obama has a policy? On anything?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:47 | 5096552 vyeung
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I would rather believe Russia considering AP/Reuters is the mouth piece for the cabal and its propaganda.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:48 | 5097029 lakecity55
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Yes, the Talmudic rabbis at Reuters HQ/Tel Aviv are working hard!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:48 | 5096553 vyeung
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NATO should not exist.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:58 | 5096576 ekm1
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Without NATO, Europe goes to war with itself

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:08 | 5096601 Haus-Targaryen
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What a stupid thing to say.  

Its like saying "without the EU, Europe goes to war with itself." An equally stupid statement.   

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:45 | 5096708 pods
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Yeah no shit, Europe has alwasy been the cradle of peace and harmony.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:00 | 5096764 Marigold
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Just like the US who after a very short time slaughtered each other after slaughtering the natives and then onto the Spanish War , WW1, WW2, Korea , Vietnam, Panama, Nicaragua, iraq, Libya, Syria, and on and on ... and not to mention the the various proxy wars and countless clandestine interventions. Yes; the USSA the home of peace and tranquility.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:13 | 5096820 Uncle Remus
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Macht nichts  - USSA is exceptional.


Of course, the devil is in the details...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:56 | 5097106 Haus-Targaryen
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Nice straw man pods.  

However attributing the EU and NATO to "peaceful" or "peace bringing" entities is just silly.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:55 | 5096740 Uncle Remus
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Europe has always been at war with itself.

Common currency just makes it easier and the red mostly ink.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:51 | 5096559 q99x2
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Scumbag pigs groveling over money.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:53 | 5096562 ekm1
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USA is busy creating trillion dollars and give them to bank lobby oligarchs and cutting down the military.


Russia and China are busy seizing fetrtile land and strategic blue water.


(Watch out for dead executives on streets.)



Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:06 | 5096588 ekm1
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The man was very smart.

They told him that Bear Stearn had to be sacrificied so JPM is saved and made him an offer he couldn't refuse.


He accepted the offer.

Wise, wise, wise man. 


Same with Lehman guys. They took the money and walked away.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:56 | 5096572 Vincent Vega
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Sun tzu.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:58 | 5096577 highwaytoserfdom
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NATO  continued funding

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:58 | 5096579 Munkey
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Anyone know a trigger happy Serb to get this shit started already?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:07 | 5096594 NOZZLE
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Chetniks have been in Novo Russia since May

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:21 | 5096632 Badabing
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"Anyone know a trigger happy Serb to get this shit started already?"
Let's send in the Ferguson police dept.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:01 | 5096584 stevefromthenet
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Where is the chess v checkers meme?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:58 | 5096754 Uncle Remus
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Now it's strip poker v charades.

Please stay abreast.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:04 | 5096589 Tjeff1
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"US futures soared by over 60 point in 5 trading days on what was the tiniest hint that Putin may be de-escalating based on a Russian media report citing the "good cop" Russian security council"

This is not the reason.  The central banks are buying equities directly.  They are just timing their buys at these "events" just for cover.  Nobody is except maybe the likes of Jim Cramer or Steve Leisman to be a buyer on such clearly non existant "good news"


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:04 | 5096591 Kina
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Have to laugh the US encouraging a cut off of Russian gas to try and hit the Russian the expense of fucking  the European economy......but the US don't give a shit about anything European and reckon they have enough Oligarch installed puppets there willing to betray their countries.

I don't think there is a limit to what Oligarchs will destroy in order to keep their power and wealth over the world.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:09 | 5096603 NoWayJose
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This is about getting Middle East gas to Europe through Syria. The wheels started turning when Russia blocked the US action against Assad.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:27 | 5096646 yogibear
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The libtards in the US and and in Europe are about to get clawed by the Russian bear.

This bear can fight back and kill either or both countries. They bullied the wrong country.

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