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Russia Responds: Ukraine Statement On Convoy "Provocation", Seeks To Aggravate Conflict, Drag In Russia

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All morning we have been waiting for some Russian response to the announced, if so far unconfirmed, attacked by Ukraine on a Russian "military convoy". We got it moments ago. From Bloomberg:

  • UKRAINE SEEKS TO AGGRAVATE CONFLICT, DRAG IN RUSSIA: ZAKHAROVA
  • RUSSIA FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN ZAKHAROVA COMMENTS BY PHONE
  • UKRAINE'S STATEMENTS ON ARMED CONVOY `PROVOCATION': ZAKHAROVA

And remember what we said not even an hour ago: "as a reminder this is first and foremost a war of relentless propaganda on all sides", well Russia seems to agree:

  • UKRAINE'S REPORT ON CONVOY PART OF INFORMATION WAR: ZAKHAROVA

Time for the CIA to unleash the YouTube clips. And while we are waiting, perhaps Ukraine can finally release those MH-17 air traffic control recordings its secret police confiscated a month ago, and which the entire world forgot about?

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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:56 | 5098313 JuliaS
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Archduke's fine. He's just taking a nap.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:03 | 5098346 Latina Lover
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Yep, no world war 3 today.

Oh, and I wonder when the British and Dutch are going to release the black box recordings for MH17..... as in never?  Could it be that they prove that Russia and Putin are innocent?  If the recordings proved Russia's guilt, you can be damn certain that they would be blaring them 24/7 on all  western/USSA controlled media.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:04 | 5098364 Latina Lover
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This just in:  Message from Obama at Martha's Vineyard:   NOTHING.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:07 | 5098376 hedgeless_horseman
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Time for the CIA to unleash the YouTube clips.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:07 | 5098384 john39
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yeah, and about that jet liner.... we'll get you the report that "in a few weeks":

http://whatreallyhappened.com/node/344393

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:12 | 5098407 Save_America1st
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One more way Russia is exiting the western financial system.  Evading economic sanctions by dumping all western-made software used in the Russian banking system.

Russian banks to switch to Russian software

http://english.pravda.ru/news/russia/15-08-2014/128286-russian_banks-0/#.U-4-imNCwgw

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:17 | 5098445 Save_America1st
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U.S. government releases the MH-17 video: 

Does anybody speak Jive?  Need a translator here, quick...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7q1ktNo2RU

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:19 | 5098462 max2205
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Tricked into hedging AGAIN......FUCK YOU, WHOM EVER YOU ARE

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:12 | 5098411 fonzannoon
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Did ZH publish the most recent TIC data yet that showed russia was buying UST's from may to june?

it's a joke, all of this is a joke, and we sit here glued to it.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:19 | 5098457 Skateboarder
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+1 fonz. What was the amount? I don't know why anyone takes any of this seriously anymore. It stems from a fundamental acceptance of any 'official' looking or sounding data stream as truth. We're goners.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:24 | 5098499 fonzannoon
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http://www.treasury.gov/ticdata/Publish/mfh.txt

 

have a look. foreigners added another 35 bil and that was with belgium taking a break. so much for ending the reserve currency anytime soon...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:44 | 5098615 Skateboarder
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Thanks for the link. Russia bought 16B between March and April - same time when Belgium dumped a similar amount. Still, 35B is not insignificant. It's like, 13 full days of QE.

There is no clean exit for anyone, so all participants are willing to kick the can as long as possible. No end for the GRC as long as people want their lives as they knew it to continue.

I, for one, don't mind the nonexistence of teevee.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:44 | 5098629 fonzannoon
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hnag in there. We have to take the wins where we can get them. Like with the silver market finally trading unmanipulated today....

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:19 | 5098773 Skateboarder
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Unmanipulated? This morning's dump was pretty phat! (nearly 50c) I am still amazed it holds at 20, steady, forever.

Nothing like the slashes we saw from the 30s to 20/21 that happened from the end of '12 to mid '13.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:21 | 5098474 valley chick
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WTH??? I am getting sick and tired of this Truman Show.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:08 | 5098394 Ozy_mandias
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Great movie and have been wondering if a lot of what we are seeing and hearing in Iraq lately is some sort of dog wagging.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:22 | 5098481 robertocarlos
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The clip looked real.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:19 | 5098461 tonyw
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HH have you got the link to this on youtube? i saw it a long time ago but have lost the link.

 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:42 | 5098616 hedgeless_horseman
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Click the pic.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:32 | 5098549 Moustache Rides
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lol.. nice one

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:37 | 5098585 Realname
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Its 'hard' to speak with a mouthful (of Reggie Love).

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:09 | 5098366 strannick
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Ukraine keeps provocatively wiggling it's fat ass, one of these days Russia will take them up on it and kick the shit out of them. Though Russia couldn't do them any worse than the West has done.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:58 | 5098687 elephant
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"I wonder when the British and Dutch are going to release the black box recordings for MH17?"

This black box is someplace safe and will be studied by top men.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:09 | 5099029 Nobody Important
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Elephant. Be patient, it takes time to fake these things convincenly!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:04 | 5098361 El Vaquero
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Dirtnaps are good for you. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:04 | 5098363 BKbroiler
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The comparisons are bogus.  Who is going to fight with Russia?  The other BRICS? China would love to let them hasten their own demise and I'm pretty sure Brazil and India are not going to go to war with the US... 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:08 | 5098395 john39
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why do they all have to go to war?  seems to me that all Russia and the BRICS need to do is be patient, avoid the provocations, and allow the zio banker cabal empire to collapse under the weight of its own stinking dead body.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:11 | 5098405 BKbroiler
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yes, be patient while NATO surrounds them, not likely.  Nato will push until Russia reacts, then they will be forced to "protect western values" and bomb the shit out of Russia.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:15 | 5098420 Jethro
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Fucking politics....

I generally get along just fine with Russians.  They generally get along just fine with me.  The US squandered an opportunity after 9/11 to really put a lid on the muslim goat fuckers once and for all.  But I guess renting the House of Saud/Israel was more important to our leaders. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:16 | 5098769 Terminus C
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Umm, 9/11 wasn't committed by Muslim goat fuckers.  Your last sentence will give you some clues.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:14 | 5098424 LawsofPhysics
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Please, it's much simpler.  South America produces and exports a shitload more oil than they consume.  All they have to do is stop the flow of oil or demand payment in Real.  Regardless of who attacks who, stop the flow of spice or the exchange of spice for dollars and life changes overnight for Americans.  You can debate whether those changes would be good or bad.

 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:18 | 5098451 BKbroiler
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Sure, Brazil is going to bankrupt themselves to help Russia.  Call me a skeptic.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:14 | 5098425 Spastica Rex
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I disagree.

The US and its NATO "partners" only bomb defenseless countries.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:23 | 5098494 Urban Redneck
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Bombing the shit out of Russia is off limits, just like bombing the shit of the US mainland is.

Look at how everyone in NYC was so terrified of a couple measly commercial airliners (and perhaps a few hundred pounds of C4) on 9/11/01. Now imagine every single building in NYC coming down at once...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:42 | 5098611 Realname
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Now imagine every single building in NYC coming down at once...One can dream, cant they?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:13 | 5098801 Kirk2NCC1701
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You nailed it, BKbroiler.  In Chess it's called a "FORCED MOVE".

The only way out is to play a different game, if possible. 

Suggest that Russia add the Game of "Self-Determination"* to the mix of the Grand Game ("Manifest Destiny 2.0") that the US regimes are playing

* If you believe in the allegedly universal principles and Human Rights of "Self Determination", then the following are inescapable logical consequences...

   1. The Right of Individuals, Groups, Orgs, and geographic Regions to associate freely.  As such they have the right to

   2. Associate, Communicate, Form or Disband/Dissolve freely -- under mutually agreed-to principles and processes

All else is subtle or overt Tyranny -- no matter how it's packaged of presented.  Modern History has relevant Case Precedents, for example:

   A. US/NATO imposing its political and military will on Serbia vis-a-vis its Autonomous Region of Kosovo (and national homeland of Serbs).

   B. US/NATO imposing its political and military will on the Genocides/Ethnic-Cleansing (mass murders) in Bosnia

   C. Peaceful and process-drive dissolution of Czechoslovakia, and the creation of the Czech Republic and of Slovakia

The double-standard and odious hypocrisy of the US (and its subsidiary NATO) reeks to high heaven in the case of the "Free will of the People of Crimea, and of the East Ukraine".  In fact, the same can be said for Ukraine itself -- insofar their lawfully elected government was taken over in a Coup led by Fascist (Neo-Nazi) extremists, and said Coup organized and funded by Foreign Powers (in the US and ME). 

I view of the above Principles and Case History, the US (and its subsidiary NATO) simply have NO legal or moral ground for their positions and actions.  At best they are acting as hypocrites of global scale, and at worst they act as War Criminals - whose leadership needs to be treated and prosecuted as such.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:09 | 5098399 the phantom
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Much to the chagrin of Kiev/US... Russia will respond on its own timeline.  Hint: Think 50 degrees colder outside.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:26 | 5098511 robertocarlos
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So they will send in the convoy aid trucks in winter. Without permission.The people will be freezing and starving.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:55 | 5098315 PhilB
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Sell Bitchez!!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:55 | 5098316 IANAE
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...looks like a rally into the weekend

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:55 | 5098317 unrulian
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God is on the side that tweets the best

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:25 | 5098815 Kirk2NCC1701
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Ironic but true.

Note that Green Revolutions were started and run via Social Media.  Tweet, organize and act accordingly.  Do YOUR part.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:23 | 5100016 Idaho potato head
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We need a community organizer.....oh wait.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:56 | 5098321 101 years and c...
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US markets are still open.  no war until 8PM EST tonight.  or about 4am moscow time.  make sense?  nope.  but in a banker bought world, everyone plays along.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:56 | 5098323 Cattender
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 shit.. how will this Impact OBunga's Golf Vacation?????

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:02 | 5098359 drink or die
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Yeah, some folks got nuked.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:03 | 5098360 Skateboarder
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We had the Gulf War. Now it's the Golf War, where your prezzydent takes you to war, while he goes golfing.

It will be a monumental day, when the number of Obies outings soon surpasses that of Tiger's.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:12 | 5098408 Jethro
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DARPA probably made him an app so that he can drone "folks" when he's in the golf cart.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:22 | 5098490 eclectic syncretist
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Obama might as well be spending his vacation in Putin's woodshed out back.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:58 | 5098325 Theta_Burn
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Russia's only mistake here was in not forming a coalition of the fucking fed up, before doing the right thing.

They are doing it, just a little slow IMO...

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