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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:


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:


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":

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

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...

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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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...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:00 | 5098347 potato
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Russian Federation is like 94 different republics. Or do you not consider mongoloid people human?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:03 | 5098357 Eyeroller
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... or Star Trek's Federation of Planets? 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:57 | 5098331 stevefromthenet
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If the US/NATO popped this convo the youtube video would already be up.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:57 | 5098332 JenkinsLane
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"If you have nothing to fear you have nothing to hide."*


* - Applies to the peasants only.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:58 | 5098334 potato
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"However, we have not ruled out drone strikes."


Oops sorry wrong teleprompter

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:58 | 5098342 The Magus
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No linque to the zahkarova article. Standards must be maintained ZH

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:05 | 5098365 Jano
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Seems you learned to read.

Now it is time for you to understand, what you read.

The Lady spoke to Bloomberg and not to ZH. and the interview in question was organized via phone. So move your ass to Bloomberg and check out, moron.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:08 | 5098388 The Magus
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Lissen dickwad. You stink.

Zahkarova is a belly dancer. Lol.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:55 | 5098963 GoldenGeezer
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+1 for the Zahkarova reference (except she is a ballet dancer).

Now Didem on the other hand.....there is a real belly dancer.



Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:36 | 5099188 The Magus
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belly, ballet, what the difference?

You're good tho.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:07 | 5099398 messystateofaffairs
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Ok, I'm in love.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:01 | 5098354 socalbeach
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Kiev is getting their asses kicked in the real war (excluding Kiev attacks on unarmed civilians) by the militia, so it's extremely hard to believe that they could best Russia in any kind of conflict.  I don't think an attack on Russia's convoy or armed forces happened.  Maybe Kiev is trying to convince the home audience they're fighting Russians so as to have an excuse as to why they're losing so badly. Read some of the following news blurbs to see the outcomes of various battles between the militia and Kiev.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:01 | 5098355 Let them eat iPads
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All right, which one of you clowns hacked Medvedev's Twitter account?


That was fucking hilarious!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:09 | 5098402 disabledvet
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Little brother a little bigger than thought?  The real question is what about the USA.  Didn't we go to Kiev to lay the flowers for the fallen?  London has already called in the Russian Ambassador to demand an explanation.

Is the USA about to do something too?  Silence is deafening.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:09 | 5098385 earleflorida
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"Vanishing point..."  by Mr. Pepe Escobar  8/15/14   ...'the roving eye'

and,   "It was Putin's missile !"     'a must read followup'

thankyou Tyler

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:13 | 5098415 starman
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Russians are very very good at chess!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:15 | 5098422 SpanishGoop
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Putin "i Know nothing".


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:17 | 5098423 AdvancingTime
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All this is stupid and rather counterproductive. Why doesn't Obama and Eastern Ukraine just let it go? Don't hold your breath for Putin to back-off or back-down, he has put down his marker and is now playing both Obama and Kerry for fools in a contest that cost Russia little. It is likely that if If Putin doesn't get Eastern Ukraine next week he will next month or next year at the latest. More on this subject in the article below.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:16 | 5098429 walküre
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Secretaries of State Klimkin (Ukr) and Lawrow (Rus) are meeting in Berlin on Sunday. Germany's Steinmeier and France's Laurent are hosting the meeting. If both adversaries show up for the talks, they are one step closer to finding a peaceful resolution. No word on whether or not Kerry will be present.

Oh and not that it matters but Germany's intel BND has spied on Hillary Clinton.

High time we rearrange the deck chairs.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:22 | 5098478 alexcojones
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Putin playing full contact football, Obama playing badmitton

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:52 | 5098664 Honey Badger
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Putin playing hide the sausage with his dick, Obama playing hide the sausage with his ass.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:22 | 5098488 Father Lucifer
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Now can we please levitate the NDX back to 3997

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:26 | 5098515 MFL5591
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They claim to have technology that can detect the nat on an elephants ass in the Congo but, none to confirm this?  Fuck all of you liars.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:33 | 5098566 skifff
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Russian FSB (boarder guard is a part of FSB) made a comment about what british reporter had seen (23 APC's cross Russian-Ukranian boarder) and what all the fuss is about:

What he might had seen is a mobile responce group of boarder guard of Russian Federation being deployed to area where ukranian shells have lended on Russian territory, they never crossed the border... 

Twitter war escalates!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:03 | 5098711 Leraconteur
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Confirms there was a convoy and that Russia is up to its old tricks.

Playing the victim is what Russia did with Georgia and Ossetia.

It wa absurd, silly, pathetic, transparently a ploy, when Russia claimed it was threatened by Georgia or Ossetia. It was just an excuse to bring the army in, as this ploy was.

Playing the victim when you massively out gun the other is just childish. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:08 | 5098722 skifff
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"Playing the victim is what Russia did with Georgia and Ossetia."

You should tell that to mothers of killed russian peacekeepers...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:42 | 5099858 Leraconteur
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The point is not that no Russian would ever die, the point is that Georgia has never been a threat to Russia. It's tiny and cannot do anything. Ossetia is even smaller.

Your response, once again, positions Russia as the victim.

Pathetic that a Russian, Russia, or a pro-Russia sympathiser such as yourself would feel threated by the nation of Georgia.

Some facts for your propaganda obsessed brain:

Russia 143.5 million people 17.1 million sq kms, 750k military

Georgia 4.5 million people 69,700 sq kms, 20k military

It is beyond pathetic, delusional, psychotic, that you could see Georgia as a threat.

1/30th of the people, 245X times more land mass, 40X times the active military.

You are insane, literally mentally ill, to feel Russia was/is threatened by such a small nation.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:36 | 5100284 skifff
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"...Russia as the victim..." "...could see Georgia as a threat..."

"You are insane, literally mentally ill, to feel Russia was/is threatened by such a small nation."

Let's see where my "propaganda" has flaws, shell we?

Small bastard Saakashvilli(his arrest worrant issued in Georgia, as of today), pumped with american money(Georgia-country that has George Bush Jr avenue in it's capital -Tbilisi...) desides that he is capable to attack and kill russian citizens, russian military ,wich was placed there by UN and... he does it!

Do you know of ANY country that would do different of what russia did? Let's say it was US, China, Israel, France, e.t.c.

Are you out of your mind? Becouse it's Georgia - that's why they didn't level it compleetly... Russia quite capabele to turn any country or the rest of the world in to the moon like landscape.

Don't fuck with russians, you'll live longer.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:47 | 5100559 Ventnor
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It was not a question of Russia feeling threatened by Georgia.  It was a question of Georgia initiating hostilities (confirmed by an EU study) when it shelled the S. Ossetian capital. Russia had been granted peace keeping authority over the province by the UN.  It acted accordingly.  

The Russian president at the time was D. A. Medvedev.  He shared V. V. Putin's view that Russia will not be, as Putin put it, "cannon fodder for the New World Order."

Putin's concern about US intentions stems from Washington's pattern of agression since the end of the Cold War against Russian interests -- our unprovoked and entirely illegal assault on Serbia, followed by an equally dubious US assault on Iraq, efforts to overthrow the Syrian and Libyan governments and our successful (violent) overthrow of the legitmately elected Yanukovich administration in Ukraine, Putin sees the pattern --all were friends and allies of Russia.  

In 2008 (before Syria, Libya and Ukraine), Moscow saw Saakashvili's criminal actions as part and parcell of a US campaing against it.  Moreover, Saakashvili attacked shortly after Condaleeza Rice had left Tbilisi, giving rise to the notion in Moscow that Washington had given the attack at least tacit approval.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:12 | 5098751 gcjohns1971
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Calm should prevail.

The Russian governmental organization is not like the one in the US.

It is very possible  - and given the small numbers of the 'Russian' convoy it may even be likely - that these are Russian 'Partizans' who live in Western Russia and are doing this on their own.

It would be like a US Army Reserve or National Guard unit going rogue to implement their own border policy with mexico.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:52 | 5099313 messystateofaffairs
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I like that one, it's "credible". Personally I support Russian lies over Ukraine/US/NATO lies in this war. If Porkchop really did fuck up Putin's advance column via ambush I hope Vlad finds a way to fix it and keep going. It's war now , Russia is under a zionist organized NATO attack and winning is all that matters, truth be damned.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:34 | 5098839 Two dogs
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Strange how the "bad" guys handed over the MH17 airliner data and voice recorders that would prove their guilt whereas the "good" guys held back the ATC data that would prove their innocence.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:45 | 5098913 Canucklehead
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Anything to save face. Okay, it didn't happen. Next time, same result and it won't have happened again.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:46 | 5098914 Youri Carma
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PROOF! Ebola Expert Killed On MH17, Kenema Bioweapons Lab Created ‘New Ebola Strain’
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:06 | 5099022 Rock On Roger
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Kiev is losing its offensive in Donbass

Thus the need for a new false flag.


No more airliners flying over for Kiev to shoot down and blame on the other guy.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:14 | 5099058 asiafinancenews
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"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?"

These would be the tapes which recorded the conversation between ATC and the Ukraine fighter(s) which shot down MH-17:

Interestingly, on board MH-17 was one of the world's foremost bioengineering microbiologists and an expert on Ebola bioweapons:


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