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Russia Ups the Ante in Crimea by Sending in the ‘Night Wolves’
Time ^ | 2/28 | simon shuster

Posted on 03/01/2014 5:35:41 AM PST by RummyChick

On Friday afternoon, the regular flight from Moscow touched down in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, in the south of Ukraine, carrying the leader of a Russian motorcycle gang known as the Night Wolves. Alexander Zaldostanov, an old friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was wearing his usual get-up – a flaming wolf’s head stenciled onto his black leather vest – but for once he was not the most intimidating figure on the scene

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ukraine

1 posted on 03/01/2014 5:35:41 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

“We have one goal here,” Zaldostanov tells TIME on Friday night, a few hours after arriving in Sevastopol. “We are here to defend our country, or at least the parts of it that remains ours. We will defend it from the fascists who have come to power. So let it be known to all of them. Wherever we are, wherever the Night Wolves are, that should be considered Russia.”


2 posted on 03/01/2014 5:36:58 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
William Dalrymple ‏@DalrympleWill 7h First a repeat of the 1839-42 Afghan war, now we have a new round of the 1853-6 Crimean war in the offing: http://gu.com/p/3n74d
3 posted on 03/01/2014 5:38:27 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Salamander

Biker ping


4 posted on 03/01/2014 5:40:32 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
All I need is a grappling hook and a rope....


5 posted on 03/01/2014 5:46:23 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: RummyChick

Would be hilarious if Putin continued to send more and more troops, and they wouldn’t stop until reaching the Western side of Portugal, in a modern form of Blitzkrieg. They’d probably go through Europe like a hot knife through butter. LOL

Were that to happen, 0bama would lock himself up in the ‘Clinton Closet’ off the Oval Office and wouldn’t come out until it was over.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 5:48:56 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Salamander
this guy is HUGE

7 posted on 03/01/2014 5:51:31 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Last July, Putin even kept Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich waiting for four hours while he had met with Alexander Zaldostanov, the tattooed head of the Night Wolves known as The Surgeon. And earlier this year, Putin awarded Zaldostanov the prestigious Order of Honour for his “active work in patriotic upbringing of the young” and for helping search for the remains of missing World War II soldiers.

http://rbth.ru/society/2013/12/08/night_wolves_russias_answer_to_hells_angels_32369.html


8 posted on 03/01/2014 5:55:28 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Ahh.here is the significance of the Night Wolves showing up in the Ukraine.

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n19/peter-pomerantsev/forms-of-delirium


9 posted on 03/01/2014 6:02:26 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Wow! Thanks for the enlightening post. Why am I not shocked?


10 posted on 03/01/2014 6:15:22 AM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: griswold3

Just a quick search doesnt show a picture for the former Night Wolves leader.

Also, can’t find how or why he was replaced with Putin’s friend

Alexander Zaldostanov is an imposing figure.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 6:28:07 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Oops Weitz isnt THE leader..Just A leader


12 posted on 03/01/2014 6:29:30 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Okay, then.

A grappling hook, a rope ~and~ a step ladder.

[I’ll find a way up there, somehow!]

>:-)


13 posted on 03/01/2014 6:49:12 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: RummyChick

Can you imagine the puddle at the feet of Obama or Biden if they ever actually met one of these guys?


14 posted on 03/01/2014 6:55:43 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Salamander

All in fine health I see, a walker and a cane. Yep, they are bikers alright. Awesome


15 posted on 03/01/2014 7:21:47 AM PST by gettinolder
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To: gettinolder

I have a lot of one-legged biker friends.

The asphalt is unforgiving.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 7:33:04 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Don Corleone

*snicker*


17 posted on 03/01/2014 7:33:24 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: RummyChick

Well this is really kind of nice;

” In an act of patriotism they have changed all the words on their leathers from Latin lettering to a gothic Cyrillic.
One of the Hells Angels symbols, a ‘1 per cent’ inside a diamond, is still etched on a great stone at the entrance to their kingdom.
In Hells Angels lore it stands for the 1 per cent who are outlaws.
But the Night Wolves have engraved a new text around the diamond, transforming its meaning: ‘In heaven there is more joy at the 1 per cent of sinners who confess than the 99 per cent who have no need of salvation.’”


18 posted on 03/01/2014 7:38:14 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

Yes, I am very familiar with it.

We owned a motorcycle tour company for six years.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 7:45:57 AM PST by gettinolder
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To: RummyChick

6/20/13

“We may no longer live in fear of global annihilation, but so long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe,” the US president said...”

http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/Obama-proposes-further-US-Russian-nuclear-arms-cut/2013/06/20/article1643800.ece#.UxIFULeUOP8

Ya SUUURRE!


20 posted on 03/01/2014 8:08:50 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: KoRn

The coward would resign. Then we would be in real trouble with Biden at the helm. Then, OMG!, Pelosi!

From what I have seen of the Euros, and Britain, lately. US interests might be better off in the near and short term if, like you say, the Russians just kept rolling all the way to Portugal.

This time, when these gutless, spineless, Marxist, socialist, don’t want to work, won’t fight, pacifist Euros call the Whitehouse for help they won’t get Franklin Roosevelt OR The Greatest Generation!

I think I find myself happy we don’t have much of a military to send over to Europe to defend these worthless Euros. I don’t want ONE of our kids dying for them AGAIN and particularly France. If that makes me an isolationist! Then I am a proud isolationist. Let the politicians, Republican and Democrat, stand a post in the front lines along with their sons and the mainstream media punks!

When the Ruskies start landing troops on the East coast, me and my son and our Ar’s will be in that ‘front line’. Until then, and until the pentagon lawyers repeal ROE’s to one sentence so the average 18 year old can be CLEAR in that split second that “being clear” is demanded to save his and his buddies life, I am totally opposed to our sons being sent to overseas WARS!.........other than highly trained and highly motivated special forces for brief engagements that are designed to protect Americans or American property, like Benghazi, just to name one example.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 8:34:43 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: RummyChick

I remember a fight I got into circa 1965. I was 17. The guys initials were KL. he was huge, particularly compared to me. I got lucky on the second half of my first swing. I missed but reversed and came back with a backhanded fist, my knuckles caught KL right in the side of his nose. Blood went everywhere. Since he was only 18 or 19, when he saw all that blood, the fight was over.

This guy Putin is talking to is a big ole boy. But, one little guy COULD put him on the ground like KL. Chances are, like his pal Putin, he’s a punk.

Somewhere out there in the future, the MEN in America are going to have to face these Russian bastards in some street somewhere. It’s time we started manning up cuz the Russkies have proven in WW II beyond all doubt they will fight up to any level of brutality you want to go to.

And Guys, the process of “manning up” most particularly includes resisting all these silly notions being advanced by the likes of Gretchen Carlson (last night on BO) that women have any place in hand to hand street fighting with the Russkies or anywhere else. When Gretchen will send one of her daughters over to fight in street battles against ruthless killer men twice her daughters size and strength I will stop thinking of her as a hypocrite and START listening. My little 5’ 2”, 105 lb daughter ain’t interested!


22 posted on 03/01/2014 9:03:00 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas
Excellent post!!

Indeed it would be fun to watch the Russians roll through France. The only country that may put forth any credible resistance would be Germany, but most likely the Germans would just slow them down a little(they are NOT the Germans of the 1930/40s lol).

"When the Ruskies start landing troops on the East coast, me and my son and our Ar’s will be in that ‘front line’."

....And our family with our ARs and PTR91s will be right there with yours. After all, someone will have to step up and defend the country in spite of those East Coast metrosexual pussies that were scared to death at the mere sight of a gun before the SHTF...

23 posted on 03/01/2014 9:19:01 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: RummyChick
this guy is HUGE

How about this Mr. Putin? Have your Night Wolf ride into Kiev and find Vitali Klitschko and settle it one-on-one. No weapons, winner take all. It would save a lot of potential bloodshed. (Besides, it would make for a really interesting street fight.)

24 posted on 03/01/2014 9:26:33 AM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: Salamander

Yeah don’t tell me Son of Anarchy cast is in Russia right now LOL!


25 posted on 03/01/2014 9:42:48 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: CommerceComet

OH like Rocky V LOL!


26 posted on 03/01/2014 9:45:53 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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