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Pro-Russian Donetsk Rebels Paid In Dollars? By WHOM?
Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 07/07/2014 3:06:05 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican


Interestingly, an AP reporter yesterday spotted a line of rebels at a Donetsk foreign-exchange shop, trading handfuls of US dollars for Ukrainian currency
(as the country's legitimate armed forces approach)...


Of course they 'refused to talk to reporters', but the AP guy observed that
'their
mood appeared black'. Obviously changing their money over to Ukrainian bills speaks volumes on who they expect to be in charge of the Donbas' largest industrial city (Donetsk) a week from now (seeing as how the Ukrainian Army chased them out of Sloviansk and two other SE cities over the weekend). 

But who paid them in dollars?

Since the greenback can be more readily exchanged for either Rubles or Hryvnas, perhaps this was just practical. But of course whoever is financing them was covering their tracks- same reason the uniforms, APCs, and tanks of the Kremlin's mercenaries in Ukraine are all unmarked. 

In an amusing attempt to blend in with the civilian population, yesterday groups of rebels were spotted around Donetsk in identical summer sport shorts/t-shirts... (while carrying automatic rifles). Not sure who that was supposed to fool-

And now that his guys are losing, Putin wants to have 'peace talks', same as the US/EU- since they're all on the same page, good to see Kiev remains unconvinced and has chosen to fight the Kremlin's terrorists instead.


Meanwhile, ordinary Russians 
have even soured on the Kremlin's Crimea land-grab: now that they are being taxed and pressured for 'humanitarian contributions' -and friends/family have returned from Crimean vacations with stories of crap service and shabby Soviet-era facilities- the country also faces the bite of western sanctions as it's economy teeters on the brink of recession. For many, the negatives already outweigh the positives.

As the Obama White House and EU dither and speak of 'talks' with the Russians, the new Ukrainian Defense Minister has vowed to stage a victory parade in re-conquered Crimea. With the way he's turned-around the war in SE Ukraine, seems he and President Poroshenko have decided to give the Kremlin a fight they didn't expect.

Reuters   AP   Kyiv Post   Forbes


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: donetsk; kremlin; moonbat; nuttery; putinsbuttboys; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 07/07/2014 3:06:05 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

***ping***


2 posted on 07/07/2014 3:06:49 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

The world is flush with dollars. And our Fed keeps issuing more and more of them at the tune of $80 billion per month. It’s the Obama 8-year plan.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 3:09:22 AM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Reaganite Republican
A very astute real estate developer I work with sold out of most of his residential properties back in 2007 when a tiny article somewhere caught his attention and alarmed him. It was a story about huge real estate deals that were being done in places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain -- with the properties purchased by Iraqi tribal leaders using piles of U.S. cash. This guy knew the U.S. economy was about to hit the skids once he realized how seriously the U.S. dollar was going to take a hit as these hundreds of billions of dollars in unreported cash began hitting the streets.

Smart man, eh?

4 posted on 07/07/2014 3:19:11 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Reaganite Republican

the implication being the dollar is going to take a major hit?

if that was the case, why not move into gold & silver instead of the local currency?

wouldn’t it be easier to move and it’d keep it’s value


5 posted on 07/07/2014 4:25:29 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Reaganite Republican

The Russian/European criminal class uses dollars almost exclusively


6 posted on 07/07/2014 5:27:51 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohamuud a PEDOPHILE, sharia is POISON.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

US currency printed in Russia or Iran is my guess.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 6:30:07 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: free_life

Lets see Yano-asshole and friends left with 20 billion

of Ukraines gold, went to putler, who has lots of

dollars laying around from trade, and I think He told

Yano ‘If you want Ukraine or part of it back, pay

these guys to get it back for you’. A fairly accurate

idea who is paying for men and material...


8 posted on 07/07/2014 11:31:15 PM PDT by hubel458
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