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Now are both Forbes and Gallup part of the RT network also.

That is who Parry reports on in this article.  He also notes that Russia had three times the pension amounts that Ukraine offered.  And since the overthrow those Ukraine pensions had been cut further.  Note what Nuland said:  well work harder.  How hard do you think she and her hubby work?

Crimea did not want to be part of the fascist Ukraine state. And unless you think Gallup rigged its polls, that was proven out a year later.

https://consortiumnews.com/2015/03/22/crimeans-keep-saying-no-to-ukraine/

 

 

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27 minutes ago, James DiEugenio said:

Are you guys deliberately trying to make me giggle?

First Bob makes like he does not know that those Bandera groups began to surface in the nineties.

Bob, is the BBC part of RT?  I really do not think so, do you?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27173857

Note how they mention Bandera.  I mean we mention Thomas Jefferson today do we not?  Well, that is what he is to the RIght Sektor.  

Okay Jim so we can just issue passports to Crimeans and then invade claiming the Proto-Stalinists are about to start enslaving Russian Crimeans? How can you explain the issuing of passports to Crimean's by Russia prior to the invasion? Maybe because they needed a pretext because Russia hadn't been attacked and didn't have consent of the Ukrainian government? Why shouldn't we go back to the Tatars, whom you seem to think have no standing there?

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1.Bob, you did not read that story i posted.  Gallup and Forbes admitted a year later that Crimea did not want to be part of Ukraine, they wanted to be part of Russia for a lot of different reasons.  For one, the economic mess that is Ukraine.   Also, Russia did not invade Crimea.   They already had a military force there.

2. Is Marvin Kalb part of RT? This is what he wrote about the neo Nazis in Ukraine under the Bandera influence:

Describing the neo-fascist flavor of the Maidan protests, Kalb writes that a number of far-right groups who were increasingly at the center of the action “would have made the Nazi-era Gestapo look like a happy band of bigots and bandits.”

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Nazi symbols on helmets worn by members of Ukraine’s Azov battalion. (As filmed by a Norwegian film crew and shown on German TV)

Kalb, unlike many of his peers in the think tank community (Kalb is a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution) also notes with distaste that a leader of the neo-Nazi Azov battalion was named chief of police in post-Maidan Kiev. “Instead of reining in far-right militias,” writes Kalb, Kiev “has actually been providing them with tanks and armored personnel carriers.”

Kalb is equally clear-eyed about the tactics that Ukraine’s new leaders employed to garner Western aid. “A number of unethical Ukrainian politicians” seem to have found the magic formula, which, according to Kalb, is this: “bedazzle the West into believing that Ukraine is a vital strategic asset in a continuing East-West struggle between democracy and autocracy, between freedom and oppression…”

 

 

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Why are not the Dems screaming about this?

I sure would be.

Not long ago I read that a US Assistant Secretary of State, or perhaps it was a member of the National Security Council, said that now that Washington had reestablished control over Ecuador, it would not be long before the governments of Bolivia, Venezuela, and Cuba would be overthrown.

Venezuela is proving to be hard for Washington to crack. Washington was banking on its NGO forces paid to stage protests, together with monetary bribes to the Venezuelan military, to chase Maduro out of office. But so far the Venezuelan military has refused to desert their country for Washington. Washington can, of course, raise the offer to the generals. Perhaps the generals are awaiting larger bribes.

However, the Bolivian military took the money and on the basis of protests organized by US-financed NGOs and the National Endowment for Overthrowing Democracy forced Evo Morales out of office. This is a huge loss for Bolivia.

Morales is the first president since the founding of Bolivia to come from the indigenous population. His seventy-nine predecessors were all members of the Spanish colonial elite allied with Washington. Together they plundered the country.

Washington considers Morales “leftist” because he focused on using Bolivian resources to reduce Bolivian poverty and to create a better life for Bolivians instead of for the profits of US corporations and banks and the Spanish elites who ruled Bolivia for Washington.

Self-determination in the southern hemisphere is simply not permitted by Washington or by its overthrow agent, the misnamed US “National Endowment for Democracy,” which is a well-financed organization for overthrowing real democracy.

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2 hours ago, James DiEugenio said:

Now are both Forbes and Gallup part of the RT network also.

That is who Parry reports on in this article.  He also notes that Russia had three times the pension amounts that Ukraine offered.  And since the overthrow those Ukraine pensions had been cut further.  Note what Nuland said:  well work harder.  How hard do you think she and her hubby work?

Crimea did not want to be part of the fascist Ukraine state. And unless you think Gallup rigged its polls, that was proven out a year later.

https://consortiumnews.com/2015/03/22/crimeans-keep-saying-no-to-ukraine/

It wasn't proven this was the case BEFORE the annexation Jim. After the annexation? Really? Do you think Gallup moved the refugees back and deported the new Russian arrivals out? Russia offering better pensions than a country they destabilized? That's a virtue? Or is it buying support? Either way I'm sure it's not simple but since the fall of the Soviet Union, when the US had a chance to keep Russia from falling into a kleptocracy, our policies have been at best ineffectual. This is a section from a comment from Parry's article:

My wife is an eastern Ukrainian, originally born in the Russian far east, and her kids are Ukrainian citizens. One is still living there and traveling back and forth to Russia, Europe and America doing business. They and their friends, all highly educated, never liked Ukrainian politicians which always end up wealthy (like in America) and crooked. To them this started with the people wanting change and a government that serves the people not its self, just like we want here (in America that’s getting harder to find too). But they have universal medical care we’ll never be allowed to get!
They do NOT like Putin’s Russia and think the nationality bit from either side is nonsense. Actually few there are supporting this nonsense and DO want to be part of Europe. Russia has nothing to offer, even to their own people under Putin.
In the Crimea, Ukrainians must now become Russian citizens or they will lose their property. If you think they like Putin’s Russia, your fooled.

 

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2 hours ago, James DiEugenio said:

1.Bob, you did not read that story i posted.  Gallup and Forbes admitted a year later that Crimea did not want to be part of Ukraine, they wanted to be part of Russia for a lot of different reasons.  For one, the economic mess that is Ukraine.   Also, Russia did not invade Crimea.   They already had a military force there.

2. Is Marvin Kalb part of RT? This is what he wrote about the neo Nazis in Ukraine under the Bandera influence:

Describing the neo-fascist flavor of the Maidan protests, Kalb writes that a number of far-right groups who were increasingly at the center of the action “would have made the Nazi-era Gestapo look like a happy band of bigots and bandits.”

140909-ukraine-nazi-02_63a0fd5c7a717bba6

Nazi symbols on helmets worn by members of Ukraine’s Azov battalion. (As filmed by a Norwegian film crew and shown on German TV)

Kalb, unlike many of his peers in the think tank community (Kalb is a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution) also notes with distaste that a leader of the neo-Nazi Azov battalion was named chief of police in post-Maidan Kiev. “Instead of reining in far-right militias,” writes Kalb, Kiev “has actually been providing them with tanks and armored personnel carriers.”

Kalb is equally clear-eyed about the tactics that Ukraine’s new leaders employed to garner Western aid. “A number of unethical Ukrainian politicians” seem to have found the magic formula, which, according to Kalb, is this: “bedazzle the West into believing that Ukraine is a vital strategic asset in a continuing East-West struggle between democracy and autocracy, between freedom and oppression…”

 

Who else do you think is going to step in when the "Little Green Men" and Berkut start picking off protesters in the street? There is so much documentary evidence of the violence the Berkut and  Yanukovich laid out on the Maidan during the protests that anyone can see what was happening.

I take it you're not going to blame the Ukrainians for shooting down the plane are you? Would have heard that by now I suppose.

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11 hours ago, W. Niederhut said:

Joe,

     Another factoid is that Trump's associates finally released the military aid to Ukraine on September 11th IMMEDIATELY after Schiff demanded to see a copy of the suppressed whistleblower report about Trump's extortion scam.

    As for the fact that Trump deliberately withheld the military aid (and a meeting with Zelensky) in an attempt to extort Zelensky's participation in a smear campaign against Joe Biden, today's testimony established it beyond any reasonable doubt.

    The only big question now is whether Trump, Fox News, and the Trump/GOP Congressional Goon Squad will succeed in distracting and gaslighting their delusional base about Trump's criminal conduct.

Watched some Fox news coverage of the hearing with Laura Ingraham last night.

There were permanent subtitles shown with her reporting that proclaimed the Democrats and their charges "Collapsed" and "Witness Burnout" in the hearing and other hyperbolic and completely biased screen scrolls.

I hardly ever watch Fox news, but their coverage of the hearing was so alternate reality biased I realized it truly is the epitome of a "Wag The Dog" propaganda machine.

The Fox News hearing coverage presentation was so far out of "Fair & Balanced" reporting context it is truly disturbing.

Carl Bernstein said recently that he believes we are in a "cold civil war" sparked by the creation and wide spread societal influence of Fox News.

Watching them last night regards the Congressional impeachment hearings, I saw this in spades first hand.

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3 hours ago, Bob Ness said:

It wasn't proven this was the case BEFORE the annexation Jim. After the annexation? Really? Do you think Gallup moved the refugees back and deported the new Russian arrivals out? Russia offering better pensions than a country they destabilized? That's a virtue? Or is it buying support? Either way I'm sure it's not simple but since the fall of the Soviet Union, when the US had a chance to keep Russia from falling into a kleptocracy, our policies have been at best ineffectual. This is a section from a comment from Parry's article:

My wife is an eastern Ukrainian, originally born in the Russian far east, and her kids are Ukrainian citizens. One is still living there and traveling back and forth to Russia, Europe and America doing business. They and their friends, all highly educated, never liked Ukrainian politicians which always end up wealthy (like in America) and crooked. To them this started with the people wanting change and a government that serves the people not its self, just like we want here (in America that’s getting harder to find too). But they have universal medical care we’ll never be allowed to get!
They do NOT like Putin’s Russia and think the nationality bit from either side is nonsense. Actually few there are supporting this nonsense and DO want to be part of Europe. Russia has nothing to offer, even to their own people under Putin.
In the Crimea, Ukrainians must now become Russian citizens or they will lose their property. If you think they like Putin’s Russia, your fooled.

 

I like first hand accounts of the reality of Ukraine life in the context of Bob's posting above.

His wife and her children's experiences right there in the now holds rational weight imo.

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24 minutes ago, Joe Bauer said:

Watched some Fox news coverage of the hearing with Laura Ingraham last night.

There were permanent subtitles shown with her reporting that proclaimed the Democrats and their charges "Collapsed" and "Witness Burnout" in the hearing and other hyperbolic and completely biased screen scrolls.

I hardly ever watch Fox news, but their coverage of the hearing was so alternate reality biased I realized it truly is the epitome of a "Wag The Dog" propaganda machine.

The Fox News hearing coverage presentation was so far out of "Fair & Balanced" reporting context it is truly disturbing.

Carl Bernstein said recently that he believes we are in a "cold civil war" sparked by the creation and wide spread societal influence of Fox News.

Watching them last night regards the Congressional impeachment hearings, I saw this in spades first hand.

Carl Bernstein said two years ago that Nixon would have probably survived the Watergate scandal if he had Fox "News."

As for Ukraine-gate, the testimony of Kent and Taylor yesterday about Trump's direct role in his Ukraine extortion scam is irrefutable.  He's guilty beyond any reasonable doubt.

Trump's defenders in Congress and at Fox have NOTHING but smoke, mirrors, and shiny objects.

In a very real sense, this trial is about more than Trump's obvious crimes on behalf of Putin's oligarchic, fascist police state.

It's also about the blatant dishonesty of the Trump GOP and the right wing media.

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WN: In a very real sense, this trial is about more than Trump's obvious crimes on behalf of Putin's oligarchic, fascist police state.

Can you explain to me what Trump holding up aid for an inquiry into Biden had to do with Putin's oligarchic police state?

BTW, Putin's whole policy once he took over was to go after the oligarchs who ransacked Russia under Yeltsin.

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Paul:

TO my knowledge, there are no regular Russian troops in Donetsk. The Russians shipped weapons, aid and advisors there.

The reason they did is simple.  Donetsk has many Russians in it, slightly more than Ukrainians.  Once they saw what happened in the coup and Crimea, they wanted to hold a referendum.  After seeing what happened in Crimea, the Bandera/Lebed thugs said nope. And that is what started the violence.

Bob:

The violence in Maidan was not started by the police.  They were quite restrained.  It was by the Bandera/Lebed thugs.  They brought in a huge Xmas tree and the police intel unit later figured out that this was really a cover to bring in arms.  And this is what raised the violence level there. In looking at the films, the police were really too restrained.

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14 hours ago, James DiEugenio said:

Nice work if you can get it.  Hunter Biden was not getting 50 K per month.

http://www.stationgossip.com/2019/11/ukrainian-officials-release-records-of.html

 

 

The hypocrisy of this is stunning. Any Trump supporter/defender who calls this into question as some sort of response to Trumps clear and unchallenged corruption at not only the SUBJECT OF THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS (namely - since that isn't clear to everyone - Bribery and Extortion for personal gain using tax payer money and the office of the President) but also his children's and his business' untold millions of dollars of rewards due to his office, is not credible. True or not, that's a jaw-dropper, especially considering the source of the article.

Just to add onto that thought... Who here in this thread is using the famous names of Hollywood Oscar winners to promote a project? THERE IS NO CRIME IN THAT. I congratulate anyone who is able to parlay their name or the father's or whomsoever because it's promotable. Welcome to Hollywood! Attach a name or get lost.

Biden's position being predicated on the idea that he was the Vice President's son is distasteful at worst, but ordinary in the extreme. To highlight that as some sort of sin of magnitude is ridiculous. Solomon's children (if he has any) will almost surely trade their father's name for advantage. If there is true corrupt acts made as a result then let's see the charging documents.

If not, let's add it into the myriad of deflections Trumpsters are so fond of when it comes to disassembling the constitution in the name of their hero, the narcissist in chief.

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