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White House Accuses Russia Of Painting Military Vehicles White; Merkel Agrees "Actions Represent Dangerous Escalation"

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With no Instagram #selfie image or YouTube clip as proof (yet), The White House issued a statement proclaiming that today, in violation of its previous commitments and international law, Russian military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks forced their way into Ukraine... and that Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons, or cargo of any kind into Ukraine, whether under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext, without the express permission of the government of Ukraine. Furthermore, the actions "only amplifies international concerns about Russia’s true intentions...for which it will bear additional consequences." If that sternly-worded email was not enough, President Obam took time away from the course on Martha's Vineyard to chat with Angela Merkel and then issued a joint statement somewhat sheepishly noting that this is "further provocation" and represents a "dangerous escalation."

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But didn't US equities surge 2,3,4,5% on de-escalation news?

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Regarding Russia's "Invasion"...

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Russian Convoy in Ukraine


Today, in violation of its previous commitments and international law, Russian military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks forced their way into Ukraine.  While a small number of these vehicles were inspected by Ukrainian customs officials, most of the vehicles have not been inspected by anyone but Russia. We condemn this action by Russia, for which it will bear additional consequences.


The Ukrainian government and the international community have repeatedly made clear that this convoy would constitute a humanitarian mission only if expressly agreed to by the Ukrainian government and only if the aid was inspected, escorted and distributed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  We can confirm that the ICRC is not escorting the vehicles and has no role in managing the mission, a condition that all parties had agreed would be required.  Under the agreed terms, the mission should have been accomplished by sending a small number of inspected trucks in to drop their supplies and return to Russia within 24 hours by the same approved route by which they entered.  That is not what is taking place. As we and governments around the world have said all along, Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons, or cargo of any kind into Ukraine, whether under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext, without the express permission of the government of Ukraine.


The primary barrier to the delivery of the humanitarian aid has been the lack of security guarantees from the Russia-backed separatists.  Russian military vehicles piloted by Russian drivers have unilaterally entered the territory controlled by the separatist forces Russia has been training, supplying, and reinforcing for months.  The Ukrainian humanitarian assistance convoy was prevented from delivering much needed assistance to Luhansk city.


At the same time as Russian vehicles violate Ukraine’s sovereignty, Russia maintains a sizable military force on the Ukrainian border capable of invading Ukraine on very short notice.  It has repeatedly fired into Ukrainian territory, and has sent an ever-increasing stream of military equipment and fighters into Ukraine.  As a result, the international community has been profoundly concerned that Russia’s actions today are nothing but a pretext for further Russian escalation of the conflict.  We recall that Russia denied its military was occupying Crimea until it later admitted its military role and attempted to annex this part of Ukraine.


Russia’s decision today to send in its vehicles and personnel without the ICRC and without the express permission of the Ukrainian authorities only amplifies international concerns about Russia’s true intentions.  It is important to remember that Russia is purporting to alleviate a humanitarian situation which Russia itself created – a situation that has caused the deaths of thousands, including 300 innocent passengers of flight MH17.  If Russia really wants to ease the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, it could do so today by halting its supply of weapons, equipment, and fighters to its proxies. This is a flagrant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia.  Russia must remove its vehicles and its personnel from the territory of Ukraine immediately.

And the follow-up call with Merkel...


As AP reports,

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say the presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine, the buildup of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and Russian shelling into Ukraine represent dangerous escalations of tensions by Moscow.


The White House says the two leaders agree that a Russian convoy that entered Ukraine without approval is yet another provocation by Moscow that violates Ukraine's sovereignty.


Obama and Merkel spoke Friday while Obama vacationed in the island resort of Martha's Vineyard.


Russia says the convoy that entered Ukraine on Friday is for humanitarian purposes, but Ukraine and the U.S. say the Russians failed to abide by conditions set by Ukraine and the International Red Cross.


Obama and Merkel agree that Russia must remove the convoy and withdraw from Ukrainian territory.

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More costs and isolation? More red lines? We assume European leaders are in full panic mode...


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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:57 | 5132339 Stackers
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And the word of the day ..... Hypocrisy: the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:05 | 5132390 crazzziecanuck
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Very true.  It's baffling for Kiev and the USA to call this "escalation" when they were silent when the Ukrainian army's artillery units and air force were bombing their own population in ways that Qaddaffi could have only dreamed of...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:14 | 5132442 X.inf.capt
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this is taking a turn for the surreal

i mean twilight zone level shit...

well, i've seen some weird ass headlines in the last 10 min... like ISIS has the ability to destroy a major u.s. city... like las vegas, nv.  i mean, come on! they must really be organized to pull off something like that...unless....


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:23 | 5132475 knukles
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I don't think they'd bother with Las Vegas.  Or Detroit.
Which does indeed, make it even more weird.....

Oh my...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:35 | 5132539 QQQBall
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ISIS/ISIl might be big shit Mosul and Syria, but Chitown is at a whole nuther level.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:39 | 5132546 knukles
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Who was Bogart playing?  Was it in Casablanca?  Some bad ass was talking shit about occupying America and Bogey said that they hadn't see (something like) the Bronx, yet ....
Priceless scene with Bogey

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:44 | 5132565 r00t61
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Nazi Goon: Are you one of those people that cannot imagine Germans in their beloved Paris?

Ric Blaine: It's not particularly my beloved Paris.

Nazi Goon #2: Can you imagine us in London?

Ric: When you get there, ask me.

Nazi Goon: How about New York?

Ric: Well, there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you try to invade.

Casablanca (1942).

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:05 | 5132917 knukles
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:03 | 5132648 Stormtrooper
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Can we take up a collection to pay them to target D.C.?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:23 | 5132477 Berspankme
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A month ago obola said they were the JV

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:25 | 5132490 Majestic12
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Totally agree...either the shit is going to HTF soon, or this Reptilian nightmare will melt away before our the wicked witch of the "West" that it is....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:03 | 5132647 cougar_w
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"i mean twilight zone level shit"

TZ had better plots tho, by far.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:08 | 5132412 WhackoWarner
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Get real already. The jig is up and you look like fools.  This is just too much crap to carry around seriously. SERIOUSLY? Do you think anyone wiith an IQ larger than their shoe size (that would be almost anyone but NATO hacks, presstitutes, warmongering US dipshits)  Do you seriously think anyone will believe gthis garbage?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:14 | 5132432 WhackoWarner
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This retort is sooooo  last week.  Try to keep uo with your current spin crap.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:16 | 5132446 Majestic12
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Putin (with Zoolander pose)...screams "I said 'Pink'!  What does the color white say?"....oh, I just have to get new minions and create my own convoy pageant....[long sigh]

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:58 | 5132341 Wile-E-Coyote
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I'm sick of this shit!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:24 | 5132375 knukles
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The Propaganda Machine is laying it on Hot and Heavy Tonight
So, tell me why did Obie come back to DC?


I'm still curious where those scars came from

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:27 | 5132501 Majestic12
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"I'm still curious where those scars came from"

...he is about the shed his skin....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:33 | 5132520 knukles
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See! See! 
A man who understands the intricacies of the Universe.

       We were fed from the same sacred peyote bush as small children, dancing about the shadows watching the heavenly beings shed their skins, moulting, transforming into politicians bankers and royalty before our very eyes

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:38 | 5132542 Majestic12
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...beware the Gary McKinnon....Helpful hint: wear the tinfoil "under" a hairpiece....good, huh?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:41 | 5132556 knukles
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Oh, I loved his stuff, especially about the non-terrestrial officers....
And how badly the US tried to get the autistic kid for imprisonment. 

oh yeah....

zoom zoom zoom

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:39 | 5132548 Bossman1967
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Michelle bitch slapped him for fucking yellen and merkel at same time and she didn't get to stick the ladies himself the real man his wife is

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:34 | 5132790 CheapBastard
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White Trucks! WTF!


Who gave them permission to paint their trucks?!


Damn Commies Raycisses.





Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:57 | 5132347 q99x2
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Hee Hee Hee Hee. At this stage of his presidency everybody believes Obama is lying about whatever he says. He'll probably say something else tomorrow. Don't worry be happy.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:59 | 5132352 dreadnaught
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anybody who blelieves ANYTHING Obama or the Jewish media says is a sucker

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:08 | 5132406 p00k1e
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So the white house charged Russia with a crime now??   Who is the judge for this trumped up charge, ISIS, White-guy Jesus from Arabia?



Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:07 | 5132407 awakeRewe
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"Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons, or cargo of any kind into Ukraine"

Substitute Russia for Mexico

Substitute Ukraine for USSA


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:16 | 5132450 p00k1e
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What are modular programming examples? 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:07 | 5132408 sushi
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Under International Law sovereignty describes a situation under which the state is able to enforce her borders through the application of military force to repel an invader.

If Russia has sent a convoy into Ukraine, and Ukraine has not repelled this convoy, then Ukraine cannot claim to assert soverignty in the area. Bleats in the media just do not cut it.

In actual fact, the party that does have sovereignty is the NovoRussian rebel force which has inflicted several serious defeats on the Ukrainian ground forces. In a vidoe posted to the prior thread on this topic, it was clear that from a force of 4,700 men only 78 returned.

Given the scope of those losses, Ukraine, or to be precise, the oligargic coup leaders in Kiev, need to be worried about the entire country rising up against them for the damage they have done to the Ukraine economy and to the citizens of Ukraine by acting as toadies of the USSA.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:10 | 5132420 sushi
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This is the link that was posted previously.

I had it wrong. Only 73 of 4,700 returned, not 78.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:48 | 5132577 Blano
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Close enough methinks.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 04:36 | 5133552 londoncalling
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i logged in to say thanks for the link

as a european it's hard to imagine this sort of thing going on not too far away to people who look a little bit like me

when it's happening in some dessert to a guy who's life is nothing like mine it doesn't seem real

but ukraine is kind of our own back yard in many ways

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 04:48 | 5133558 Flagit
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i logged in to say thanks for the link

And here is another for your daily dose of Vitamin I(information).

The Saker

PS: I heard yesterday evening that Holland has officially announced that it will not release the full info of the flight data and voice recorders of MH17.  Thus Holland has now become an official accomplice to the cover-up of this US false-flag operation and to the murder of the passengers of MH17. This is absolutely outrageous and disgusting I and sure hope that the Malaysian government will not allow this.  As for Kiev, it is also sitting on the recording of the communications between the Kiev ATC and MH17.  Finally, the USA has it all through its own signals intelligence capabilities.  So they all know and they are all covering up.  Under the circumstances, can anybody still seriously doubt "who done it"?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 04:57 | 5133564 conscious being
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New ZH rallying cry - "FUCK THE NUDELMAN"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:08 | 5132409 Atomizer
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Let me try to understand this. You blame Russia for painting military vehicles white? Meanwhile, you paint every commercial with Green. 

Let's calculate how many billions of dollars you have charged the American Taxpayer for Funding DOE (department of energy) fuck ups? Don't forget about GM and the defunct battery companies. 

Solyndra was a money laundering function of DOE. 

Take care of your back yard before slinging mud which should be rammed down your dirty Zionist throat. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:09 | 5132415 Notsobadwlad
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The thing that media people ignore, including ZH, which makes me question its legitmacy, is that as recent as May, the current government of the Ukrains was composed of a bunch of rebels and terrorists that were trying to overthrow the legitimately elected government of the Ukraine. They succeeded ...

... and so that then makes them legitimate?

C'mon now! How does a coup against a legitimately elected government give the current government the ethical or moral highr ground? Obviously it does not.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:25 | 5132488 Atomizer
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Go back to June 2014. Someone blew up the gas pipeline feed from Russia to Ukraine. 

The group of people won't make it for 2015 New Years party. Sniff around, you find a small group in Brussels behind attack. Cannot say anymore. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:31 | 5132516 QQQBall
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True, they may be terrorists and rebels, but they are OURs... at least this month.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:12 | 5133963 rwe2late
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 Moreover Nudelman and the CIA helped plot and fund the overthrow of that elected government..

Upon seizing power in Kiev, the US immediately recognized the regional leaders in Kiev as "legit"

over all the rest of Ukraine, including the Crimea and East Ukraine.

Obama also sent CIA and "military advisors" over one month ago to help fight

resistance to the coup.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:20 | 5132457 NoWayJose
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And I suppose sending an unannounced rescue team into Syria riding helicopters and supported by jet air cover is OK?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:22 | 5132476 PaperBear
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They do realise how stupid they sound, don't they ?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:27 | 5132489 knukles
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         Correct!  Jen Psaki!  Congratulations, you got the Daily Double!

         Well, shit Alex, I'll take Jen Psaki for a $1000.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:00 | 5132632 Atomizer
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You have bigger balls than I do. Stay under the radar. 

+1000 points.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:54 | 5132492 socalbeach
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My understanding is the aid trucks were previously used by the military, and they were painted white as well as being filled with aid to the population.  So technically the WH claim is true, that Russia painted military trucks ("vehicles") white.  But from the accusation it sounds like they are delivering military aid to the militias which is not believable since there are plenty of other ways to get military supplies to the militia.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 04:05 | 5133533 Sandmann
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Did you ever see the USAF C130s fly from Rhein-Main airbase to drop aid over Bosnia ? They were lined up on the runway taking off one after another and they were painted that the usual colour in the USAF ?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:28 | 5132498 SpanishGoop
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(but i have a wood stove)


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:29 | 5132511 QQQBall
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They forgot "shooting down civilian aircraft."

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:32 | 5132514 Duc888
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Wow, fucking "illegal paint jobs".


Call MAACO or fucking Earl Sheib, quick.



I can't keep up with this shit.....


Off topic but   >>> but now apparently we're gonna side with ASSAD


OK, we try to overthrow the guy... we train some nutter shit bags to get the job done... the nutter shit bags do what nutter shit bags do...and turn on ya (herding cats comes to mind) ... so now we're gonna go back and kiss and make up to Assad and help him try to off the nutter shit bags who we trained and funded to kill him.


Makes total sense to me.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:34 | 5132525 SpanishGoop
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Thank you now i can speak my mind again.

"You stupid Americans..."


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:10 | 5132936 knukles
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Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:03 | 5133566 Karl von Bahnhof
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They should paint them pink next time!
I guess that will make everybody happy including obola, merkle, fogh of war rasmussen and rest of washy dc - brussell staff

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:39 | 5132543 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Fuckers probably put illegal tints on their windows too... I bet their sound systems aren't compliant either.

Regarding Assad... don't forget this whole 360 happened in less than a year.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:46 | 5132570 fervent in spirit
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A 360 means you are back where you were. What happened is a 180. Big difference.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:41 | 5132810 CheapBastard
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The 8-track cassettes hanging from their mirrors are waaay out of date. No wonder Barry is pissed. I asked Pedro and he suggests they switch to Big Black Dice or at least a shiny CD from the rear=view mirrors. And a bobing head Jesus Christ is still vogue placed on the back by the rear window.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:42 | 5132820 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Sorry, I can't keep track anymore. Is the USSA for or against Assad?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:44 | 5133326 Terminus C
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Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:52 | 5133822 Atomizer
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Depends on which direction the wind blows. That's why we get so pissed off. Our US government is playing games to show justification in spending more money. Without creating a new terrorism threat, the petrodollar recycling banking system blows up. Henry Kissenger never realized how quickly this would spin out of control. He figured that his dirt nap would come first. 

That is how simple it is. Sad, but true. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:32 | 5132519 Notsobadwlad
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Is that why it took Russia so long to respond? They needed to let the paint dry?

I bet it takes at least two coats to cover camo paint.

Accuse this, blame that ... get a life!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:35 | 5132535 SpanishGoop
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Long Dupont paints and coatings.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:52 | 5132596 Atomizer
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Dupont is a pedophile. Look it up Jimmy Salvile, they were swaping children. Sick fucks.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:01 | 5133260 COSMOS
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They should of just painted them Black (it would cover the camo with one coat) and then put Blackwater decals on them.  Those trucks would then have been able to roll into Ukraine unobstructed and with no complaints from the US govt.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:39 | 5132550 acetinker
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Porky; Where did they go, my people? Have you seen them? Which way were they going? I must find them! I am their leader!

Maroons, all of 'em.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:16 | 5132551 Nobody Important
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I'm gonna laugh till i'm sick when Merkel finally shoots off her mouth to the point Russia says "Fuck off bitch" and shuts off Germanies gas.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:41 | 5132555 Bossman1967
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So if Putin cant send potatoes to Ukraine we cant bomb Syria with thier permission rite?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:43 | 5132560 souljaboy
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West-bound and down, loaded up and truckin'.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:47 | 5132573 robertocarlos
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Let it go. War's over, man. Merkel dropped the big one.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:53 | 5132601 alexcojones
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When is an Invasion NOT an invasion?

When US-NATO-Israel does it

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:56 | 5132609 blindman
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white paint you say, that must mean war.
just wondering, has o man called putin
a terrorist of some sort?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:57 | 5132612 craus
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War with Russia would send the Russell 2000 to new highs.

Monday I'll have to short Gold and go long useless RUT to make a buck.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:00 | 5132631 stormsailor
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and its our business why?  

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:08 | 5132669 cougar_w
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Because Putin controls too much oil.

Too bad he has nucular weapons though. Otherwise we could open a can of "regime change" on his ass.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:02 | 5132645 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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This coming from the same WH was that painting surplus humvees white and claiming they were UN vehicles here to police the border and confiscate guns under agenda 21 to antagonize all them chicken little the UN is being brought in to take over the country types.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:15 | 5132697 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Frankly it wouldn't surprise me to find out those same white humvees were then moved into the mideast under the cover of the UN and repainted before being given to ISIS.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:07 | 5132663 fibonacci's claus
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who is ever going to forget sochi?  im reminded to pulp fiction scene except putin has scud missile in trunk.  "are we in inglewood..."

obama is buying the madman.  Merkel is screaming, "give him the focking shot." 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 04:57 | 5133563 Flagit
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who is ever going to forget sochi?


I'm sure that's water under the bridge....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:08 | 5132670 MrBoompi
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But it was perfectly OK to instigate a coup against the elected government of Ukraine lat year? Yes the hypocrisy is breathtaking, but totally expected from us.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:28 | 5132764 Jorgen
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But it was perfectly OK to instigate a coup against the elected government of Ukraine lat year? Yes the hypocrisy is breathtaking, but totally expected from us.

Hypocrisy it is. NATO's "humanitarian" bombing of the sovereign country of Yugoslavia (without UN approval) comes to mind...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:03 | 5133567 Flagit
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We are way beyond the borders of Orwell's 1984. IT, is whatever THEY say it is.

I was sitting in a courtroom last year, when an attorney near me said scoffingly " The law is only whatever the courts are willing to enforce."

I was quite vocal in saying that was possibly the most truthful thing I've ever heard.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:09 | 5132674 indio007
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Obama need some cheese with that whine?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:09 | 5132675 markar
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You'd think Merkel was Hitler's daughter the way she's supporting these Nazis in Kiev. Oh wait....

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:37 | 5133626 trader1
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merkel is playing both sides.

her biggest fear is that east ukraine is carved out and becomes part of russian federation or simply an autonomous republic.  

allowing that to happen would foment the already growing secessionist movements within the EU.  

there's no cocherent strategy to address this right now.  hence, the need to buy time and play both sides.

one silver lining is that the EU will NOT go to war with itself to preserve the union; two recent world wars of gigadeath make sure of that.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:54 | 5133930 trader1
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and here goes sigi:


(Reuters) - Germany's Vice Chancellor, Social Democrat Sigmar Gabriel, spoke out for a federal system to be introduced in Ukraine once the fighting between Ukrainian and Russian separatist forces in the eastern part of the country has ended.

In an interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper released on the same day that Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Kiev for talks on ending the crisis, Gabriel said the priority was to stop a direct military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia.

"Beyond that, we have to develop an idea about the reconciliation process that could be introduced after the end of the military conflict in East Ukraine," said Gabriel, leader of the Social Democrats who share power with Merkel's conservatives. Gabriel is also Economy Minister.

"The territorial integrity of Ukraine can only be maintained if an offer is made to the areas with a Russian majority," Gabriel was quoted as saying.

"A clever concept of federalization seem to be the only practicable way," he said, adding that a ceasefire was the first step and that still appeared to be a long way away.


Gabriel is one of the first senior German politicians to talk of such a solution.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:13 | 5132690 stevefromthenet
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pics or gtfo

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:16 | 5132694 Gadfly
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Speaking of propaganda and trying to control the narrative:


Abe Foxman has come up with a list of sites he believes are anti-Semitic that he wants shut down.  He plans to do this by pressuring the ISPs that host these sites to block them and shut them down:


“Please email us if you know of any hate web sites we missed or forgot to add to this list. We intend to report this growing list to the ADL or SPLC, and ask them to pressure the ISPs hosting these sites, to block them, shut them down, and delete them for good. We also intend to report this growing list to European countries to request that they block these odious viewpoints. We have been amazingly successful in having hundreds of web sites blocked in countries all over the world. We are fighting Internet hate one site at a time. Use the contact form to recommend sites for monitoring.”


I guess they can fire bomb and genocide innocent Palestinians for over 60 years and that’s okay.  But don’t you dare express an opinion that criticizes them for doing so, or calls them murdering scum for doing it, or express an opinion that is contrary to their point of view because that would be anti-Semitic, or “hate” speech, or an “odious viewpoint.”


We don’t have to wait for Orwell’s world – it’s here.  We are now living in it.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:26 | 5132984 tony wilson
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abe foxman and the adl you say.

for the record i do not know you i believe you are dangerous and a threat to rabbis's everywhere.

i never liked this site and believe it is time to give greater israel some real land how about canada or australia the folks are as dumb as rocks we can ship them to only concern is canada may not be big enough for greater israel i am just thinking out of the box here.

and would like to say mr foxman is a lovely guy who is very handsome and although i am not jewish i hope he will allow me to live.

although i cannot discribe myself as a schindler i did once arrest a goy child that was verbally abusive to a jewish lileth.

i held the child down while the talmudics extracted plenty of  torah torah vengeance.

i look forward to mr foxman correcting this site it is the new hitler

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:28 | 5133000 Sandmann
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Israel can have Long Island

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:26 | 5133879 Atomizer
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Give isreali's the South antarctic pole. About a decade + ago, they complained about our Merry Christmas theme and demanded everyone use Happy holidays for political correctness. 

Fuck the Jews. Send them to the South Pole so Santa Claus won't be turned into Gaza and children will receive their Christmas gifts.

Don't forget, when you're living in the South Pole, you can marry little children and have sex with them. It's written in your religious book. Talmud. 

Fucking sickos. 


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:17 | 5132706 ramacers
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so what? and, angela, konrad adenauer had a bigger pair than you do.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:23 | 5132740 Jack Burton
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Washington DC doing what it does best, lying. They don't even tell decent lies anymore, so transparent and fake, it really is the USSA. Shamless lies based on zero evidence. Really white trucks with an invasion force? Obama is leader of this cunt storm of liars. The world can see how big a fucking fool the USA is making itself into. Now I hear Obama is planning to bomb Syria to attack the same Jihadists we arm, fund and train! Now that really out to be a good one!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:43 | 5133217 gallistic
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All that money was well spent as far as the psychopaths are concerned. ISIS has done its job to serve as a "credible threat" that justifies direct attack by the US.

Unfortunately, "Bombing ISIS in Syria" will conveniently provide the entry point for a subsequent transition to "Bomb Assad".

Does anybody doubt that is exactly what the US would do?

If this campaign ousts or kills Assad, the US can install a subordinated satrap who will promptly cede some lebensraum to Israel and carry out any and all actions he is directed to take.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:13 | 5133572 Flagit
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Unfortunately, "Bombing ISIS in Syria" will conveniently provide the entry point for a subsequent transition to "Bomb Assad".

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:56 | 5133939 Atomizer
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The Bank of International Settlements team members should be photo shopped sitting in the situation room. 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:06 | 5133360 Grouchy-Bear
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The need for good lies only holds if the people you lie to are educated and intelligent. Therefore, bad lies suffice when a population is as dumbed down as the U.S. has now...

As long as people get their welfare in one form or another, they could care less how good the lie is or not, just give me my treats and I will suck my thumb in the corner as you do what you want...


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:13 | 5133571 Flagit
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Well, if you look at history, that is the fate of anyone who was ill fated enough to "partner" with the usa.

We eventually turn on whoever we trained/armed.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:23 | 5132743 fibonacci's claus
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The Pole-land must be pissing stool right now.  Remember when the Russians shot down the entire Polish military and heads of govt a few years ago???  Were'nt the Poles invited to come to Russia for some WWII ceremony???  And they were trying to get into the eurozone right?  and now Georgia is pushing for eurozone status and nato status???  albania wants in???  oh boy. 

I think I remember reading there is a 1000 year elitist historical influence in the Baltics.  Obama has become Oswald Spengler's Caesar. 


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:01 | 5132896 SilvertonguedAngel
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So you think that Russia shot down the plane with Polands government aboard?


The same people who shot down that plane shot down mh-17...Israel...


The Polish government was going to announce the Holocaust was not real.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:16 | 5133576 Flagit
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Where do these fucking retards come from?

They are a disease in which a dose of the cure is not measured in cc's, but mm(millimeters)!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 04:24 | 5133549 August
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>>>albania wants in???

Albania has been a NATO member for years.

And any attack on Albania is an attack on all NATO members.  I feel so secure now.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:26 | 5132752 ekm1
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Putin is kept busy in Ukraine now

He can't help neither Assad in Syria nor Khamenei in Iran

Attacks on Assad are just a matter of weeks at this point, if not days.


Attacks on Khamenei are a matter of months

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:30 | 5132778 fukidontknow
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On the contrary - it is the Americans who have over extended.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:39 | 5132806 ekm1
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Interventions are USA's major and probably the only valuable export.

So, no. USA has not overextended at all, by any means of calculation 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:01 | 5133351 Grouchy-Bear
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We are way over extended and the whiplash is going to be brutal, if we do not back up. We became over extended in Nam (I know I was there!) and had our asses handed to us. And Afghanistan and and and and...

We finish nothing and cure nothing and help nothing and do nothing, but mayhem...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:26 | 5133392 Ventnor
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ekm1: "Interventions are USA's major and probably the only valuable export."

So we intervened in Syria and got ISIS, we intervened in Kosovo and got an insanely corrupt statelet devoted to running narcotics and prostitution rings in Europe, we intervened in Libya and the place is still reeling, we intervened in Iraq and delivered the place into Iran's orbit, we intervened in Ukraine and thorougly destabilized the place.  Had we allowed the democratic process to work itself out there, Crimea would still be part of Ukraine and there would be no insurrectio in New Russia.

I just don't see the value in any of this.  And the intervention in Iraq is said to have cost 1-2 trillion dollars.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:01 | 5133736 Escapedgoat
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" I just don't see the value in any of this.  And the intervention in Iraq is said to have cost 1-2 trillion dollars."


1-2 trillion is a lot of money. Now WHO  pays them. And more importantly is:  WHO  benefits.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:32 | 5133015 tony wilson
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russia can spare 50 men and an s400 system for syria or 2 or even 4 units

no sweat throw in some iskanders and assad can inflict real pay back on the rabbi.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:29 | 5132774 Aussiekiwi
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Whatever, I think Russia's attitude to the west in light of the Wests relentless provocations, sanctions and general attempts to dictate to Russia how it will behave is ..screw you.

If humanitarian aid to people starving is evil....screw you

If the trucks they use belong to the army, well, where did you think we were going to get 300 heavy trucks at short notice  and the organized manpower needed..... screw you.

You know as well as we that the Nazis in Kiev want to exterminate the Russian speakers in the east of the country, they have said so and yet you support them, in fact you put them in power, if they were Americans there your attitude would be very different so..... screw you!!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:47 | 5132835 BlussMann
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Nazis in Kiev ? The entire government are handpicked Jews, Zios, representing Israeli interest - the poor chump Ukranians are being played - otherwise your article is spot on.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:08 | 5132929 Aussiekiwi
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Is that you Tony?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:39 | 5133035 Volkodav
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Yes....."Red" Mafiya...not historical Ukrainian Slavs

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:25 | 5133985 gallistic
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Here is a lesser know "screw you" that happened recently and you will not see in the MSM.

A Venezuelan expedition delivered approximately 16 tons of humanitarian aid to the besieged Palestinians. Israel denounced them, tried to stop it, and even attacked them, but the mission succeeded.

Screw you!


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:36 | 5132795 withglee
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ued a statement proclaiming that today, in violation of its previous commitments and international law, Russian military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks forced their way into Ukraine.

And they even went to the trouble to paint the fenders and wheel hubs black. And they did it over night ... to 300 trucks ... and loaded them too. And painted racing strips (national colors) on them. And did it to all identical trucks, none of which look like military trucks. Please!!!!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:45 | 5132830 Tenshin Headache
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I think the problem with this administration is that they think they are a lot smarter than other people, but they aren't. It can get offensive.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:00 | 5132900 Dickweed Wang
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It can get offensive.

It IS offensive.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:59 | 5132885 talisman
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[“We’re not going to be restricted by borders,” said Ben Rhodes, a national security adviser to the president.]

Can he say that in Spanish???

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:03 | 5133741 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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So much doublespeak going on these days if you know how to read.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:59 | 5132849 Dickweed Wang
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From the 4th Geneva Convention of 1949:

    ARTICLE 59

    If the whole or part of the population of an occupied territory is inadequately supplied, the Occupying Power shall agree to relief schemes on behalf of the said population, and shall facilitate them by all the means at its disposal.
    Such schemes, which may be undertaken either by States or by impartial humanitarian organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, shall consist, in particular, of the provision of consignments of foodstuffs, medical supplies and clothing.
    All Contracting Parties shall permit the free passage of these consignments and shall guarantee their protection.
    A Power granting free passage to consignments on their way to territory occupied by an adverse Party to the conflict shall, however, have the right to search the consignments, to regulate their passage according to prescribed times and routes, and to be reasonably satisfied through the Protecting Power that these consignments are to be used for the relief of the needy population and are not to be used for the benefit of the Occupying Power.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:34 | 5133589 Urban Redneck
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But someone would need to inform the intellectual lilliputians in Washington that they are the Occupying Power in Kiev...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:51 | 5132850 felix2
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What gives the NSC authority to demand Russia stop painting their military vehicles white? 

When did an advisory council get that power? I checked the  website: Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Russian Convoy in Ukraine

No one with testicles is called Caitlin. Well, maybe at the WH.

Miss Daisy says:
As we and governments around the world have said all along, Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons, or cargo of any kind into Ukraine, whether under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext, without the express permission of the government of Ukraine.

Which Ukrainian government?

I hope I live to see the day these underdeveloped larvae playing grownup at the WH are turnd out of their fantasy game. Too dumb to live but they will drag us with them.   

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:52 | 5132858 talisman
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repainting the trucks is a nice touch,
but superfluous.
Kiev had no qualms about
using clearly marked UN helicopters
to attack Eastern Ukrainians

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:59 | 5133734 lakecity55
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Hell, "Ukraine" has no qualms about shooting down civilian airliners!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:03 | 5132876 Dickweed Wang
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I suppose that the adminstrations of the USA or Germany would have been happy if the Russians purchased 300 new GMC or Mercedes trucks instead of using what they had and painting them white.  This, BTW, done so as not to inflame the situation by sending in olive drap military looking trucks.  Go figure . . . .

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:23 | 5132979 WTFUD
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Angela Mengele & Barry Basil Falty. The cunt and ass show.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:27 | 5132996 Sandmann
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Who gives permission for relief convoys to Gaza ? Israel or Hamas ? Is the Israeli blockade still on ?


Kiev is blockading aid for East Ukraine and breaching international law

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:45 | 5133231 jtg
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Nothing new about that. Turkey and Azerbaijan have been blockcading Armenia since the 1990's.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:34 | 5133006 Son of Captain Nemo
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Russia’s decision today to send in its vehicles and personnel without the ICRC and without the express permission of the Ukrainian authorities only amplifies international concerns about Russia’s true intentions.

Because President Lancelot Link is a "psychopath chimp" who's been given his marching orders from his mentor(s) Zbignew "Big Daddy" Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger, Stanley Fischer along with all the other assorted "foam at the mouth" psychopath "tribe" elders who truly get off on dropping chemical bombs on innocent civilians so that they can clear a path for take over, just like Palestine. 

As I've said many times before Lance.  Good luck with that project.  Cause both you and Binnie won't know what hit you when you "start it"! 

Hope the bunker underneath the White House has all the amenities for the nuclear winter you will be enjoying for many years to come.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:45 | 5133058 Circle of DNA
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Zbignew "Big Daddy" Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger, Stanley Fischer

what a bunch of clueless, totally out of touch, old men. All of them look and act like some bizarre characters out of David Lynch creations. I can only picture them yapping some of their incomprehensible shit though the dark holes of their refrigerated coffins...and nobody has the balls to let them sink into oblivion.
They are already dead and don't give a shit about those who are still breathing.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:45 | 5133228 jtg
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Actually Henry Kissinger recently recommended that the West negotiate with Russia, and not use sanctions. It looks like the US has gone too far over the line even for him.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:36 | 5133593 Urban Redneck
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Nukes work against vampires. Good to know.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:57 | 5133731 lakecity55
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"Lance Link, Secret Chump."

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:25 | 5134148 messystateofaffairs
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You misspelled Hogshit Kissingjews name.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:51 | 5133076 Sandmann
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At the event, the Ukrainian representatives highlighted the very friendly relations between the countries and noted that Lithuania’s Presidency of the EU Council had been actively expanding its presence in various regions of Ukraine. They also expressed interest in Lithuania’s further support for Ukraine’s integration in the EU and underlined the huge potential for regional cooperation.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:12 | 5133122 rwe2late
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Many US leaders are certifiably insane already and are becoming even crazier.

They want to enact legislation to compel the US to go to war against Russia.

They want to declare the Kiev Russophobe government to be a US-protected ally,

finance a major military build-up by Kiev,

and then support Kiev to attack and  attempt a military conquest of Crimea! !


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 04:34 | 5133551 August
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Wait, wait!  Let me guess!


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:14 | 5133932 rwe2late
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Are you attempting to suggest the Democrats are any less dangerously insane?:

Obama having Nuland and the CIA plot and fund the overthrow of elected Yanukovych to begin with, and also sending the CIA head, Brennan to solidify the rule of putsch extremists,

and one month ago Obama sending "military advisors" to help the Kiev Russophobes fight against Ukraine citizens in other regions.


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:12 | 5133137 vincenze
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Meanwhile, Ukrainian websites started to post advice on how to prepare for the winter: how to make coal and wood stoves, how to preserve heat and electricity.

I expect that convoys with candles will be needed soon, and many.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:24 | 5133171 Hook Line and S...
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What's the chance that the same outfit that painted ISIS's Toyota trucks white were also the auto painters that did such a good job the Russian convoy. 

Earl Sheib?

"I'll paint any military truck white for 99.95"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:55 | 5133249 Ckierst1
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Like the feds haven't been painting APCs black and white Toodie and Muldune, Officer Joe Boltloose, Buford T. Justice and Barney Fife?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:26 | 5133178 Muc Metals
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Interview with Putin advisor Sergei Glaziev:

"The US are trying to start a war in Europe"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:28 | 5133183 Son of Loki
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"No one saw this coming."


Hagel completely taken off guard ... painting the trucks white [not beige, not off-white, not light tan, not cream, no toatmeal white] ......

Who could have Knowed they'd stoop to this .....?!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:41 | 5133214 Trucker Glock
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:40 | 5133215 jtg
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Who is the international community that the US is always referring to? Oh, I forgot, the US is the international community. The US is supreme unto itself.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:45 | 5134345 ndree
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International, supreme and exceptional in its lies, death, shittiness and destruction.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:02 | 5133256 Son of Captain Nemo
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This is one that someone needs to send to Barry's desk when he finishes his last hole on the course in Martha's Vineyard this weeked...

Good think Russia's keeping a nice tidy accounting of all the war crimes being committed against it's neighbor with that big "White Book", cause if the Hague won't acknowledge them I'm sure the BRICS will have there own war tribunals to go along with those brand spanking new banks!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:14 | 5134123 messystateofaffairs
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I am really hoping the BRICS or subset put some kind of objective evidence based court system together and roast that chocolate pile of porkchop shit. Also the proceedings would publicly expose Western "diplomats" of all ilks, hopefully that rabbit hole would go very deep. Putin is a patient, contained, methodical and multifaceted man; these things could be in his longer orbit. Notice that although he plays the necessary dirty game he is always very careful to maintain the high moral ground and reduce the westerners to relying on really shoddy yellow journalism to attempt to attain the moral highground.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:08 | 5133271 Rootin' for Putin
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Blah, blah, blah, whitehouse, TD/DL (too dumb/didnt listen).

Where else do people thing they can suddenly get 270 identical trucks and have them tied up for weeks?

Google aid trucks or UN trucks and pretty much any country and you get white army trucks.  Big deal.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:29 | 5133301 I Write Code
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If they want to see how Obama would like them painted, take a look at the West Hollywood Gay Pride parade.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:38 | 5133320 Perimetr
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How dare the Russians provide aid to the people our friends are bombing and starving!

Obviously another example of Russian aggression!


Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:04 | 5133354 dogismycopilot
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honestly, i don't see how the world and the US survives two more years of Barry fisting on golf courses and fucking up US foreign policy. the guy is the WORST FUCKING POLITICAL STATESMAN IN THE HISTORY OF THE US and what else is the job of the US President? TO BE A SALESMAN AND PERSUADE PEOPLE. Barry is the worst fucking salesman/president i have ever seen. The IS Zombies are printing new Russian/Chechnya Zombies every day ala Boston Marathon douchebags and all Obama has to do is go to Vlad, agree to fight the Radical Islamic Extremists, and they could wipe these vermin off the face of the earth and all would make money (including you), but no, Obama has to be the fucking community organizer douchebag who tries to ram down a community center bond tax down your throat. Christ he is an asshole. We shouldn't even call him President anymore. Just Mr. Asshole. 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:47 | 5133714 Wahooo
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