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Stocks Slide As NATO 'Condemns" Russian Invasion, Warns Of "Alarming Build-Up" Of Forces

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The last time NATO warned about (and threatened) Russian forces on Ukraine, stocks freefell - but the market knew better...


We will see if that happens this time:


As Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor warns "markets should be concerned, this is an actual invasion... and likely means war."


As Bloomberg reports,

“I condemn the entry of a Russian so-called humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities and without any involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says.


“This is a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments, including those made recently in Berlin and Geneva, and a further violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russia,” Rasmussen says in statement


“It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel. The disregard of international humanitarian principles raises further questions about whether the true purpose of the aid convoy is to support civilians or to resupply armed separatists,” Rasmussen says


“We have also seen transfers of large quantities of advanced weapons, including tanks, armoured personnel carriers, and artillery to separatist groups in Eastern Ukraine. Moreover, NATO is observing an alarming build-up of Russian ground and air forces in the vicinity of Ukraine,” Rasmussen says




And The US is piping in...

BREAKING: Russia has up to 18,000 "combat ready" troops on its border with Ukraine, U.S. defense official says - CNN


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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:03 | 5129707 chunga
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oh stop

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:07 | 5129728 Tenshin Headache
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We're going to need a bigger shovel.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:10 | 5129734 Keyser
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It is getting rather deep... The sheeple that pay attention lap this shit up from the MSM... Fear porn at it's best... 

It appears the bullshit meters have been calibrated on Wall Street and the marketa are now marching higher... 


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:10 | 5129745 Atlas_shrugging
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Wasn't there a release the other day "no intention of invading"?   Reminds me of this

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:15 | 5129772 SMG
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You Satanist bastards.  You won't rest until you kill billions of us of to feed your blood-thirsty god.  I hope you recieve the justice you richly deserve someday.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:17 | 5129782 WarHorse
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The marklet is already bouncing back.  Absolutely ridiculous .... stay long mumpets #yellenput

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:22 | 5129803 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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NATO is a terrorist organization that must be stopped at all costs.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:26 | 5129825 NotApplicable
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Worst "Casus Belli," EVAR!

Yet war season is coming, so full-retard it is.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:39 | 5129881 SWRichmond
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Ferguson looked to me like an "alarming build up of forces".

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:44 | 5129898 ilion
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Volatility will rise a great deal over the coming weeks as mentioned in this short blog post.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:07 | 5129994 mjcOH1
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"BREAKING: Russia has up to 18,000 "combat ready" troops on its border with Ukraine, U.S. defense official says - CNN"

100 hrs.   248 coalition fatalities.   30,000 iraqi dead.   2000 vehicles destroyed.

Be vewy vewy careful.   Black Jesus or not, America still has global air supramacy and 5000MT sitting in the pipe if you really want to fuck with her.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:17 | 5130020 Anarchy 99
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come on, grow up will you, have you heard of S400, and now S-500 and maybe the SU-35 which actually FLY'S vrs your crappy f-35.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:36 | 5130117 trulz4lulz
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Never let facts and logic come between a 'Merkin and his propaganda.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:47 | 5130504 Aaaarghh
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and I would also like to point out the ruskies are not some small nation the US can boot about. In a face to face war, maybe the US could come out on top, but only after the world is reduced to a poisonous rock. Damn I wish there was a nearby habitable planet and the means to get me and my immediates there, the depths to which humans can sink on this planet is just so disappointing.

on a lighter note, kievs and chips for tea!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:26 | 5131651 Lore
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CTV and CBC in Canada are likewise nauseating.  Right now some guy named "Marco" is spouting a steady stream of lies, bold faced, utterly shameless, prattling about "aggression" while in the background you can see video of women and children are forming a big line at the trucks to accept packages of food, waving and thanking them. WHERE'S THE FUCKING AGGRESSION, YOU SPINELESS BASTARD?  WHERE ARE THE "ADVANCED WEAPONS?"  FUCK CTV AND CBC AND ALL LAMESTREAM MEDIA FOR A BUNCH OF WHORES. And in the meantime, the USSA announces REAL plans to send over more weapons. Can't eat those, dumbfucks.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:40 | 5130784 bitterwolf
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S-500 gamechanger WHEN DEPLOYED

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:07 | 5130282 loonyleft
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I don't really understand the innuendo.

Are you saying the US should start a war with Russia because it has military troops in it's own country? 


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:45 | 5129900 knukles
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Fergie had nice tits.
Now, let's ignore this shit for a week and try to regain a semblence of sanity

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:04 | 5129979 SWRichmond
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"Sanity" is not the friend of 4GW

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40 | 5129886 BlindMonkey
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If the Russians sent young gang bangers with horrendous tattoos across the Ukrainian border in droves would the US still consider it an invasion?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:08 | 5131315 skepsis101
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Heads-up everyone!!  

I live in a remote area on the south flank of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado above 9000 feet on a ridge overlooking a shallow valley.  In the last week three groups of three C-130's flew either directly overhead at less than 300 ft and 2 planes flew just at eyelevel from my window and less than 1000 feet in front of me and above the shallow valley to the north.  This low level flight path from west to east allows for discrete unobservable passage.  

The only other time I have witnessed anything remotely similar in the last 20 years was when 3 C-130's were flying in the exact same location, but from east to west, just one week before the bombing of Baghdad in 2002.  

I, for one, do not trust any of the pathological, narcissistic, self-immersed, insane greed-heads that run this nation not to plunge the entire planet into a massive fireball of nuclear armageddon.  I think they actually believe they might be able to WIN this one.

Be forewarned and may you all stay safe!  With luck and if there be any god whatsoever, may his succor perhaps leave a few of the ZH tribe to pick up the pieces for mankind.

Bless you all for the endless emotional support I have gleaned over the last 5 and half years from the relentless search for the truth on this blog.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:24 | 5131642 Optimusprime
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Discrete--separate, distinguishable

Discreet--modest, not drawing attention to oneself, aware of context, prudent in company

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:31 | 5129840 MalteseFalcon
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The Russian convoy contains fresh fruit.

Do you have any idea how fresh fruit can be used in an aggressive attack?

"Brandish those loganberries"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:35 | 5129866 max2205
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2 weeks in a non refrigerated semi...I don't think so

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:36 | 5129872 clade7
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loganberries!  LOL!  Time to get the Mom Jeans and helmet on!  This is the real deal!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:55 | 5129939 Aussie V
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Is this Rasmussen a Wind Up Fuckin Robot??

Where is Rasmussen's big mouth when his fat Phuck Poroshenko orders the dropping of Cluster Bombs, Phosphoros Bombs and Fucking Ballistic Missiles on his own people???????


I've NEVER seen a world acting like this in my 57 years! and my cuntry is dancin to the tune as well

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:49 | 5130871 bitterwolf
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it aint Rasmussen anymore than its Cameron or Obama..its who gives marching orders.. not figurehead mouthpeices

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:26 | 5131647 Optimusprime
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Rasmussen is execrable.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:16 | 5129774 whotookmyalias
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Wait, I thought all was OK yesterday? Something changed? Bastards!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:30 | 5129835 NotApplicable
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They finally tricked Russia into entering with the convoy. Now the spin really starts.

I'm expecting to see babies flying out of incubators, any minute now.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:43 | 5129897 BlindMonkey
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Throwing babies out of incubators.

Very kinky of you reaching back 20 years for that one.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:18 | 5129781 nope-1004
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These MIC idiots are trying like hell to gain public acceptance to have a war.  ISIS yesterday, Ukraine today, both days being told that a war is imminent.  The desperation is oozing.  The US dollar is losing, meanwhile the president is snoozing.  So obvious that he ain't in charge, just a stool pigeon.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:19 | 5129792 Vampyroteuthis ...
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The MIC is leading us on the road to hell as they count the FRNs rolling in. Disgusting!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:31 | 5129807 Dr. Engali
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They were really turning up the fear screws on CNBS this morning... " this ISIS, they are REALLY bad. WE need to do something about them before they come and get us". "And can you believe Putin? He's a REALLY bad person, WE are going to have to deal with him too.". 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:23 | 5129809 SteveNYC
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Rasmussen has been shooting his mouth off from the hip for quite some time now. This guy is a big-time warmonger and was pals with Cheney, Rumsfeld & Co. back in the day. Look it up.

Anyhow, this guy is doing his best to drum up fear and possibly a big brawl. Kind of like the Euro version of our own demented nutter McCain. I do strongly feel, however, NATO does not have the spine for a fight with Russia. Soldiers fighting for an acronym vs. a country, most certainly don't have the same motivation.

Europeans, this guy will be FIRST in the fallout bunker if shit gets started. Bank on it. His spot is reserved. Yours? I doubt it.

This guy has to be completely tuned out.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:46 | 5129906 BlindMonkey
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Dude is just angling for his next gig as the next WWE announcer.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:27 | 5129818 Kirk2NCC1701
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Truthseeker2 spotted* a great Galzyev video that explains what's really going on...

The old British Empire strategies are being used by the US, to prevent a Lisbon-to-Vladivostok economic trade zone -- which would end the domination of the Anglo-American Alliance, and with it the end of the Dollars GRC status.  And, as the Dollar goes, so does the free help to Ziorael.

* 5129424 Truthseeker2  Russian Economist Candidly Exposes True Causes Of Ukraine War

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:17 | 5129729 casey13
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Really if it were not so serious it would be funny.

Russia preanounced the aid convoy and has been completly upfront about going in. Now after they cross the border it is an invasion????

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:17 | 5129786 ebworthen
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Yeah, all this huffing and puffing over the White trucks with canned food and bottled water?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:22 | 5129801 813kml
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Those cans of spinach might turn separatists into Popeyes.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:09 | 5129738 Theta_Burn
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Can you imagine, being a world leader (Putin) and having to put up with this nonsense?

Wasn't this convoy cleared? or not..

Regime change Rusian style, fuck NATO, they can't do shit..

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:27 | 5129823 clade7
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Refrain:  Oh we gotta Russkie convoy rockin' through the night!  loaded down with tanks and guns and such itchin' for a fight!

C'mon and join Vlad's convoy aint no NATO gonna get in his way, you stole his gas now he'll kick your ass, now you got some Hell to pay!  Vladvooooy!  Convlaaaaad,


Well we rolled on down into Donkey town and them Ukes was a wall to wall, they was yelling and screaming and throwing shit, but they didnt know who to call.

Finally got through to the Whitehouse, and asked what they should do?  "Hit the Reset button, dont act stupidly, 'Ol Vlad is just playing through"  10 fore!


Some Poles showed up in a turnip truck, and the Ice Road Truckers too!  A couple of Chinks on a three wheeled bike loaded down with green bamboo.

A Global effort of Whirled Wide Peas, nearly everyone took part!  Eleven long haired friends of ISIS on a coccamamie camel cart!  Vladvooooy, ConVlaaaad!


Highballin' west on the M04 and I knew we was in trouble, toll gate down on the 'Dont-ask' bridge but I didnt have a dog gone ruble.

I said, "Big Sven this heres the Moscow Duck, we aint a gonna pay no toll", so we crashed the gate doing 98 (km) said let them Russkies roll!



Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:42 | 5129889 CCanuck
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Well done sir, had me tapping my toes.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:12 | 5129755 Berspankme
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isnt this like the 45th russian troop buildup? fucking porky gets one point for perseverence

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:18 | 5131604 Mike Ochisbent
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The Chutzpah is so thick you could schmear it on a thick neoTurd.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:03 | 5129712 thismarketisrigged
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thank god they ran it up all the way from the lower levels, so even if stawks do lose a little, it will only be back to the previous mini sell off at worst case and not from a lower level.


these criminal banksters wont let anything significant happen

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:04 | 5129713 Senduko
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Called it yesterday, although I said it would happen after markets closed.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:27 | 5129827 NotApplicable
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Well, that's when the CIA goes "hot."

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:28 | 5129830 ross81
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front-running you, those bastards!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:04 | 5129715 Magnix
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WWIII has begun!


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:21 | 5129802 Magnix
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No? Then what is it?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:26 | 5129821 Keyser
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It began some time ago... 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:42 | 5129895 Utah_Get_Me_2
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It ended when the Wall fell.

We are steaming headlong into World War IV

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:24 | 5131633 Mike Ochisbent
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Dah, dah, dah, comrade. Been "starting" for few decades now. When you finally notice "game on" it be mostly "game over -- would you like to play another game?"

Got beans, bandages, and bullets?

Oh, and don't forget to bow as the MRAP passes.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:03 | 5129716 LostandFound
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:41 | 5129890 Kirk2NCC1701
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fixed it for ya

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:48 | 5129911 knukles
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American Forces see alarming lack of other NATO troops near Ukraine



what other nato troops nuckies?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:04 | 5129718 the not so migh...
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fuckin idoits will do anything to get funding

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:05 | 5129724 Chupacabra-322
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If you really want to go after the ISIS, it originates in the mossad, CIA, and MI5. Seems you'd start the conflict in Israel. Anything else is futile. As we have just witnessed .

"The U.S. will pay at least six trillion dollars for the Iraq war alone.

It was reported that America was spending $720 million every day in Iraq."


Haaretz has recently reported that the “U.S. military aid to Israel exceeds $100 billion.”


Snowden Bombshell: ISIS Leader CIA/MI5 Asset, Trained By Israel


The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, has revealed that the British and American intelligence and the Mossad worked together to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Snowden said intelligence services of three countries created a terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy called “the hornet’s nest”.

NSA documents refer to recent implementation of the hornet’s nest to protect the Zionist entity by creating religious and Islamic slogans.

According to documents released by Snowden, “The only solution for the protection of the Jewish state “is to create an enemy near its borders”.

Leaks revealed that ISIS leader and cleric Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi took intensive military training for a whole year in the hands of Mossad, besides courses in theology and the art of speech."

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:18 | 5129784 Kirk2NCC1701
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If your inurgency first does not succeed, "Better Call Mo!  Mo S Sad": 1-CAL-LMO-SSAD (1-225-566-7723)*

Tell 'em BB sent you.

* Claim Dibs, bitchez. (c)2014, Kirk2NCC1701

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:53 | 5129932 BlindMonkey
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I see the Jew intelligence community has learned from the Jew legal team about marketing. I bet Mossad will be the high bidder for the back page of all the phone books in the ME now.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:25 | 5129815 NOTW777
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thats completely baseless. snowden has released nothing of the sort and neither has greenwald.  thats why you have no link

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:17 | 5129725 Lea
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[Opens an eye] Who, what, when, where? Ah, it's only Rasmussen's loony ranting and raving again, ok. [Goes back to sleep]

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:06 | 5129726 Fix It Again Timmy
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Oh, bother.........

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:09 | 5129727 Dr. Engali
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These war mongering clowns sound like a bunch of idiots. I hate to say it, but they desperately need to be introduced to a nail gun.


Edit: I take that back. I don't hate to say it. The world would be a better place with out these funding seeking fucks.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:12 | 5129759 Callz d Ballz
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No shit, one week Oblamo says ISIS is "JV", yesterday it's "  sophisticated strategic and tactical military prowess and they're tremendously well-funded" from our Sec Def.....

Fucking clown show!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:13 | 5129766 H. Perowne
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Unfortunately, there is no treatment for psychopathy other than imprisoning or killing the psychopath. They don't want help, they like hurting and killing others, and the chaos they inflict is a feature, not a bug. So. . . yes, nail gun.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:07 | 5129733 Eahudimac
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Oh for fuck's sake, stop it! Go ahead Nato, keep poking the bear with a stick. You're gonna get mauled. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:13 | 5129767 Peter Pan
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The west will not do anything lest it panics the financial markets.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:37 | 5130120 SteveNYC
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Great point, +10.

Given the debt pile up at all levels (personal, corporate, state/federal government, financial etc.), if collateral/assets don't retain inflated prices, the whole thing is going down. Good luck funding a military machine in the face of a debt unwind.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:08 | 5129737 papaswamp
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The best was an RT feed at the border that abruptly cut off as a Russian military truck drove into the picture at the checkpoint. Doop!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:10 | 5129739 paint it red ca...
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"As Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor warns "markets should be concerned, this is an actual invasion... and likely means war.""

I would consider something more along the lines of 'Shock and Awe' as synonymous with an invasion rather than a column of white trucks parading through single file like ducks in a shooting gallery..

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:09 | 5129747 Kilgore Trout
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Stocks slide as algorithms are hurriedly updated.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:10 | 5129752 ms8172
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Will somebody drop a bomb already..... quit pussy footin around!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:29 | 5129824 Majestic12
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"quit pussy footin around!"

Did you know that yeast infections affecting women's genitalia are the exact same fungus that causes "athelete's foot"?

Brings a whole new meaning to the term "pussy-footing around", no....?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:56 | 5129941 BlindMonkey
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That there was a high quality non sequitur.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:12 | 5129756 H. Perowne
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How could the convoy not see the clearly visible RED LINE?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:11 | 5129758 rum_runner
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but, but, Yellen promised me an upday!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:12 | 5129760 Peter Pan
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So what are you going to do about  it Mr Rasmussen?

Insist that Ukraine finish off its genocidal attacks on the people of the east?

Then again, one can hardly blame the Kiev government when it has the example of the Israeli government destroying civilian infrastructure and butchering helpless civilians.

Rasmussen is just an apologist for the darker side of western civilization.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:46 | 5129910 Majestic12
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Yes....Antlers Fock RatsAssMutton must bow to his the Committee of 300 bow to is a darker "side" than you can imagine...with players that you have never even considered....Gary Mckinnon is bak in the news this week...Google him and "what" he the 80's...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:40 | 5133908 adonisdemilo
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@Peter Pan

He's read the play book that they all use.

That's why he got the job.

Fucking wanker.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:12 | 5129761 Quinvarius
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What the shit?  I'd rather have ebola than catch the "crazy" going around in Western Europe.  STFU NATO.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:12 | 5129764 Tracerfan
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Food, surgar and medicine are a "so-called humanitarian convoy"?  What are NATO/US bombs on Iraq, Libya & Serbia, gifts from the heavens?

NATO has picked up the Nazi mantle.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:34 | 5129848 Majestic12
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Yes, TracerFan...many moons ago...but that is what imperialism is all about...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:13 | 5129765 vyeung
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Fark NATO, they really need to disband these fascist troops. They do nothing except try to stir shit to justify their existence.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:35 | 5129863 Majestic12
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who is the "they" you refer to???  NATO = Fascist troops....but they wave an American flag, so I guess they are "good guys" too....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:14 | 5129769 Dr. Engali
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How can people still take NATO seriously? They do this every Friday. It's almost as predictable as POMO Tuesday was.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:15 | 5129773 papaswamp
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Probably budget submission time.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:32 | 5129844 Majestic12
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"How can people still take NATO seriously? They do this every Friday."

ADHD...go long Pharmaceuticals.....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:46 | 5129909 forwardho
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The financial fuckery continues.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:16 | 5129776 vyeung
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If they wanted Ukraine, they could have taken it along time ago. Ukraine will kill itself without Russia doing jack shit. This is total propaganda bullshit from DC/GCHQ/NATO crap.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:16 | 5129777 directaction
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It takes about a very short period of time for a few units of competent customs inspectors to peek inside 200 trucks. A couple of hours at most. Meanwhile, ethnic Russians in East Ukraine are relentlessly bombed and intentionally starved by Kiev. It's time for action. It's time for them to be rescued.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:41 | 5129888 Majestic12
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The trucks were inspected by OSCE, Ukranian Customs, the MSM Press units...and the Red Cross....what the fuck else is there?  It's just another Porkyshitko lie....they agree up to the point of action, then do a 180...."we promise not to come in your mouth...ooops"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:01 | 5129969 BlindMonkey
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The hold up was obvious. Kiev was trying to divvie up the skim to let it pass.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:33 | 5131684 Optimusprime
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:16 | 5129778 Yttrium Gold Ni...
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UAH reached new lows today.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:18 | 5129780 Son of Captain Nemo
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Looks like Chuckie Hagel has a full plate!

As long as we have guys like this working for our government willing to sell themselves out to play both ends against each other we are truly fucked!  I guess the question we need to have answered for our survival is how many Dan Page(s) are out there?

Paging Stuart Rhodes of Oath Keepers... What exactly do you have to say about Dan Page and what are you prepared to do about it???

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:10 | 5130002 thamnosma
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Never trusted this Page character even though he's been touted on some "alternative" media.  More than a CNN "Psy Op", his performance in that video makes him seem more like a ham wanting attention and publicity.  Might get him more paid speaking gigs.  He's been claiming as fact that "1,000 Russian Spetznaz" are coming to America every month.   All the research I found on the web from various security monitors is that the TOTAL Spetznaz strength as of 2010 was 12,000.  So I suppose the Russians don't need any special forces anywhere else in the world and certainly not on their borders.   Just ludicrous.  What Dan Page's true motivations are remain foggy to me.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:35 | 5130090 Son of Captain Nemo
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Much obliged for the info dump. 

Would love to know if you are with the Oath Keepers and what their take on this "piece-of-shit" is.

I'm almost hoping he's a Gordon Duff and not who he says he is...

Either way it's just more proof of how many in this Country will sell out for money.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:47 | 5130165 thamnosma
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No connection to oathkeepers.  However, if John Moore is representative of the thinking, they are somehow enamored with this guy.   Personally, I think it's telling he remained very very active with Africom until 2 years ago.   He's been an active agent/killer for many operations we would find repugnant.   John Moore's home page has a link to Page's full lecture.  Just toggle down to "special videos".



Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:02 | 5130252 Son of Captain Nemo
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Much obliged.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:20 | 5129797 Inthemix96
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OT but geo-politically relevant.

Remember last year British Home Secretary, the filthy little child touching dwarf, William Hague, was desperate for us lot to go hammer and tongs against Assad in Syria?  Remember that?

Just today then, the former commander of the British armed forces Sir Richard Dannard, has declared we should team up with Mr Assad against the infernal ISIS.

And we call the middle Eastern folks backwards then?

Dog give me strength, its living in a fucking real time marvel comic in 3D while taking Crack Cocaine with Purple Drank.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:51 | 5130185 thamnosma
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Just this week some mid-level guy in the State Dept. or Pentagon was discussing the eventuality of having to take on ISIS in Syria as the only way to defeat it in Iraq.  That its "sanctuary" in Syria had to be taken away.   Now just how are "we" going to accomplish that without boots on the ground?  However, a very clever back door into Syria isn't it?  Hasn't received play here or elsewhere.  Forgot to save the report but it was on a "reputable" mainstream media outlet.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:35 | 5129808 cowdiddly
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Really mr Rasmussun? Funny but yesterday a Polish jet and two helicopters from Croatia were conducting airstrikes and were promply shot down by the separatists. I have yet to see Russian air support in Ukraine.

And as for your claim of violating of international norms by blocking humanitarian aid? get real.

And no, Russia did not start this fiasco, the US did. Period.

As for mr Taylor claiming that providing aid is an act of war? You guys are already fighting in a war dumbass. STFU

About the only thing that might have some shread of truth is maybe Russia slipped em a few weapons just like Nato is doing. But only one thing some of NATOs planes are already been photograghed and destroyed but I see no evidence of Russian equipment on the battle field. But yea it probably happened, what do you expectt when you start a shitstorm on someones border? Dont remember what happend in North Korea or North Vietnam when you get close to someones border? Get real.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:08 | 5129997 BlindMonkey
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Do you have a link? I looked on a couple of search engines and couldn't find it.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:12 | 5130008 thamnosma
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There won't be a reputable link coming because it didn't happen.  Of course, one could always link to "Before It's News"....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:39 | 5130135 IridiumRebel
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August 21, 2014

Terrorists shot down Ukrainian Su-25 fighter in Luhansk region – Lysenko

KYIV: A Su-25 fighter aircraft involved in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) was shot down in Luhansk region on Wednesday, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko has said, according to

“A Su-25 aircraft was really hit today during a combat mission. It crashed. The fate of the pilot is still unknown, but there is hope that everything will be fine with him,” he told the 112 Ukraina television channel on Wednesday. media reports said that militants from the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic terrorist group had supposedly shot down an aircraft and two helicopters of the ATO forces near Luhansk.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:50 | 5130164 BlindMonkey
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I read this   quite often and they talk about the downing of various aircraft fairly regularly.  I am specifically asking about the sources that the equipment came from Polish and Croatian sources.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:53 | 5130189 thamnosma
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:30 | 5130407 IridiumRebel
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I'm sure Yahoo will cover it....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:50 | 5130514 Jano
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:27 | 5130693 BlindMonkey
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Yep. That will do nicely. Thank you.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:49 | 5130174 BlindMonkey
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"There won't be a reputable link coming because it didn't happen."


Right....The Ukies and the West have been so transparent about facts regarding their civil war that they wouldn't hide the involvement of men and equipment from the West.  


Word of advice, you will get a prolapsed sphincter if you keep your head up your ass for a long time.  

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:55 | 5130203 thamnosma
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Polish and Croatian planes being shot down would get out, sorry not buying it at this time.  File into rumor and nothing more.  It would be beyond reckless and, in fact, blatantly stupid for those countries to do some hare-brained stunt like that.  At the very least, they would paint those planes over with Ukrainian markings and the pilots would have no ID.  This isn't a cartoon.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:04 | 5130264 BlindMonkey
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Ahh.  So you admit to knowing how they would hide the involvement of Polish and Croatians right after saying it didn't happen.  



I am still recommending you pull your head out of your ass before you hurt yourself.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:11 | 5130297 thamnosma
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The only ass that has a head in it is you, dude.  This is the real world.  IF they were involved, they are far more clever than the comment board here.  However, no way are those countries involved at this level now.  Bad strategic move and they are not stupid. Dangerous, perhaps, but not stupid.  Seriously, think it through.  How would you run a covert air assistance program to Ukraine?  This is NATO after all, not the Venezuelan intelligence service.  The planes, if they existed, would be transferred over to the Ukraine.  Mercenary pilots are easily obtained.  To imagine Poland and Croatia would fly their fucking marked planes over Ukraine just goes to show the poor analytical skills of people here.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:39 | 5130780 blazinrabbit
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Mental Deprogramming is difficult at best, not always successful; factors that inhibit rehabilitation include age, health, IQ, and the ability to adapt to any reality induced torture - remember Patty Hearst

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:47 | 5130503 Jano
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These are events from today, got to the 14-38 and have a look, the speaker of the Novorissia army confirms ONE Mi-24.

That Su25 hardlanded already on wednesday, as I know. The second Helicopther...well I do not know, which dis could be...but yes, croats swaped their Helicopthers of russian origin against american Bells, the deal was done by CIA 2 weeks ago.

Use, I assume, you do not read/understand cyrilics...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:24 | 5129810 adonisdemilo
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If the incursion into the Ukraine of the convoy in any way slows down, or even hinders the aapirations of NATO and its US puppet masters then get it on.

There are some really cushy soft jobs in NATO, a useless talking shop working for the military industrial complex.

On a par with the IMF, the only difference being the IMF uses "help", "funding", "perpetual debt" and "slavery".

NATO uses its own desire for expansion which profits from arms production which produces the profits that enables them to expand.

Bunch of fucking scammers, all of them.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:26 | 5129817 NDXTrader
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The market reminds me of the Honey Badger "It don't give a shit"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:26 | 5129819 djsmps
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Invasion, potential World War 3, S&P -3.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:27 | 5129828 Dien Bien Poo
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Nato should go fuck itself. If this was happening on the US border, what would they say then?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40 | 5129885 ross81
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"Mexico needs freedom"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:12 | 5130304 thamnosma
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Isn't this happening at the border?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:30 | 5129833 Quinvarius
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You know.  That webbot thing predicted Russia was going to do some humanitarian thing like this to help children in Ukraine and score huge points.  I just remembered that Realist News guy talking about it maybe a month ago.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:31 | 5129838 David Wooten
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This is not made the Drudge Report yet.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:07 | 5129865 Bunghole
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Drudge is the MSM and a good Yid to boot.  Fifth column all the way

He just filters stories for "conservatives" to get you all we-we'd up and make you go to the store for more Depends.

Wake the fuck up.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:30 | 5130067 David Wooten
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"Drudge is the MSM..."

That is true but he still doesn't want egg on his face.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:14 | 5134938 earleflorida
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drudge has posted alot of articles from ZH, and has in,... 'jmo', been quite neutral

i like matt drudge for his fearless attempt to unmask the true MSM diehards!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:33 | 5129845 smcapmachine
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Stop writing articles based on 20pt moves in the Dow. It's a big waste of everyone's time.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:33 | 5129849 Yen Cross
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      I've been stranded on a desert island for a couple of weeks Chaps... So let me get this straight... A horrid head chopping group called ISIS has invaded Ukraine, and Russian humanitarian convoys have brought some civilization ending plague called Ebola across the border with them?


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:56 | 5130215 RichardENixon
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Yep that's about right Yen. In addition, you will now be required to dump a bucket of ice water on your head and post the video all over the web.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:34 | 5129850 Son of Captain Nemo
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When the EKG flatlines on Wall Street we'll be starting the second leg of an MH-17 event rest assured.

Question is they have so many to choose from at this point.  Who will be the lucky recipient(s) this time to be chosen for sacrifice and how big will it need to be to get a Nation thats been invading and occupying everyone heavily for the last 13 years, i.e.  9/11 on roids???

The fun begins!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:36 | 5129867 Moccasin
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Both of my parents fought fascism in WWII, It is hard to understand what America has become and the potential we once had, today NATO and the US government are criminal quasi fascist syndicates, thus leaving me hoping that Russian humanitarian aid succeeds and hope that Russia can stop the fascists of Kiev and NATO. Russia is no saint or savior nation but it appears to be the last best hope against blind American imperialism, a type of imperialism where the state allows its own people to suffer, a state that chooses militarism over peace, a state that is predicated on lies for profit. My parents if alive today they would condemn what has become of the USA. Today however, they are rolling over in their graves.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:57 | 5129943 TabakLover
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Regardng Fascism.  Some philosopher once said "You tend to become what you hate the most"   Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:42 | 5129876 RealityCheque
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The West is in real trouble. On that, I think we can all agree. Surrounded by rising and ever-strengthening powers and yet we still say we can call the shots.

The world, step by step, disagrees. Recently it seems like all the financial and geo-political pressure of the past 6 years is being funneled into a smaller and smaller space. I can't see that pressure being maintained much longer, the pace and nature of current events seems to agree with me. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:43 | 5129894 ramacers
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 hope the rocket forces are tweakin' the nuke algos vlad 'cause we need to save ourselves from ourselves.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:50 | 5129924 mvlazysusan
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Together with the Transnistrian military and security forces, whose salaries the Russian Federation basically covers, it is likely that the OGRV could amass, in a matter of hours, at least 10,000–12,000 combat-ready military personnel. Furthermore, in the early 1990s, the Russian 14th Army transferred to the Transnistrian military some military equipment, including 18 T-64BV tanks, about 120 pieces of artillery and over a 100 infantry combat vehicles (, March 13, 2013), which the OGRV could also use. (and between 6 and 12 combat helicopters)


Source is dated 7 days ago:[tt_news]=42752&tx_ttnews[backPid]=381&cHash=2a57fc7fe3cbed21ec220afcb3b4add5#.U_bU3mPCfKc


And they just yesterday started mobilizing.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:59 | 5129957 Ivan Nokabolokov
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Last week it was 45000, now it's only 18000. What's to complain about?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:59 | 5129960 Bunga Bunga
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Invasion with buckwheat ... sounds healthier than McShit.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:03 | 5129978 Infinite QE
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Anyone keeping tabs to what this New Bolshevik mis-adventure is costing US taxpayers? Up to $100bn yet?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:08 | 5129996 falga
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Why would Russia invade Ukraine? It will surrender in less than 3 months and really this Rasmussen fire alarm announcements on Friday is truly getting on everyone's nerves... If there is truly such a threat why doesn't NATO mass troop outside of Kaliningrad?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:16 | 5130028 thamnosma
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Something nasty cometh our way.  How else can one explain the Hagel and Inhofe statements from yesterday?   Can you say "telegraphing a message"?  So IS has plans to blow up an American city...with what my I ask?  These guys just don't speak off the cuff like that so they were authorized or ordered to spew that out.  And now the weekly Friday Ukraine rabble-rousing.  So much bullshit, so little time.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:23 | 5130050 smacker
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There was also another high-ranking muppet a few weeks ago who predicted a major terror event in the near future. Can't recall his name. Was it Kissinger??

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:08 | 5130287 gonetogalt
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Yea, Dick Cheney predicted a '100% chance of another 9-11 style event in the next five years'.  He should know.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:20 | 5130645 smacker
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You got it. It was Cheney.

I recall at the time he gave the strong impression that something was already being planned.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:08 | 5130289 Infinite QE
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I know the witch at the IMF was speaking in tongues about some coming event.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:21 | 5130041 smacker
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The appalling aspect of these statements from Rasmussen is that under his so-called leadership, NATO has become an overtly political organisation, trying to stir up and provoke confrontation, this time with Russia. NATO was never intended to be a warmongering organisation, simply one of defence under tight political control.


And within the last hour UK Sky News is describing this event as "Russian convoy of so-called humanitarian aid enters Ukraine without permission". A suitably stupid talking head was wheeled out to discuss the matter in the context of this being a Russian provocation. Ukraine's comments of condemnation are being quoted.

No mention of desperate people after a blitzgrieg from Poroshenko with Western backing.

No mention of the fact that the Russian trucks have been thoroughly inspected but still held up at the border by Ukraine authorities using any and every delaying tactic known to fascist criminals.

Western governments continue their march to war.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:31 | 5130084 marcusfenix
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...and with that NATO has gone full retard. the convoy was held up for over a week, checked and cleared officialy by the Ukrainian government and border patrol services. the statements were right on the interfax ukraine website for everybody to see. the IRC verified it's contents as did the OSCO, there was simply no other reason to hold it back. except of course that Kiev does not want those people living in the eastern Ukraine to recieve any kind of aid, lest of all from Russia.

NATO has been pushing a confrontation with Russia for months now, but this is just getting cartoonish. the leadership is showing clear sings surreal, delusional insanity when they start labeling a varified aid convoy as an invasion force. and those 18,000 troops? seems to me they have been their for quite some time, so why is it that NATO feels the need to re package old news as "new build up of aggressive forces" every week?

what I see out of Russia here is a rather novel idea to me being an American, the idea that you don't actually have to bomb or occupy a country to render aid to those who live within it's borders. not sure I've ever seen Washington attempt that before...

anyways looks like the race is on. will NATO get us all nuked before ebola has the oppertunity to step out on the world stage?

place your bets now... 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:34 | 5130103 q99x2
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Joe Biden's son can go find another F'n job.

Movin movin movin

Keep them banksters squirming.


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