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Tour Of Ukraine-Russia Border Finds No Signs Of Military Buildup
NBC News ^ | 30 March 2014 | Jim Maceda

Posted on 03/30/2014 2:07:23 PM PDT by zeestephen

According to dire warnings from U.S. military and intelligence officials, Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from his daring annexation of Ukraine’s strategic Crimean Peninsula, has concentrated tens of thousands of his forces on the border with Ukraine. We [NBC News] went to look for ourselves.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bhorussia; crimea; putin; russiantroops; ukraine
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1 posted on 03/30/2014 2:07:24 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Well that is it then.

Another crisis averted.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 2:12:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: zeestephen

Not a credible news source.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 2:12:20 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

***Not a credible news source***

Neither is the US government under Papa Doc 0bama


4 posted on 03/30/2014 2:14:44 PM PDT by wrench
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To: zeestephen

NBC covering for Obastard? I’m shocked, just SHOCKED, I tell you...


5 posted on 03/30/2014 2:14:52 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: chris37

My thoughts exactly! I trust NBC as much as I trust “unnamed government sources” whoever he is.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 2:14:58 PM PDT by berdie
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To: zeestephen

I trust NBC as much as the white huts endless lies, So their information is worthless.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 2:16:01 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: zeestephen
So, who's BS’n who?
8 posted on 03/30/2014 2:16:58 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: berdie

NBC is a government source


9 posted on 03/30/2014 2:19:38 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: zeestephen

Did they expect Russian troops and tanks to at parade rest 10 yards from the border?


10 posted on 03/30/2014 2:19:49 PM PDT by AU72
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To: wrench
Neither is the US government under Papa Doc 0bama

I caught a small error in your post and fixed it for you:

Neither is the US government under Papa Baby Doc 0bama

11 posted on 03/30/2014 2:23:01 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: zeestephen

I believe the Europeans have said the same.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 2:24:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: zeestephen
"I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly."
13 posted on 03/30/2014 2:26:47 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: zeestephen
"We [NBC News] went to look for ourselves."

Where's the birth certificate ?

14 posted on 03/30/2014 2:28:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: chris37

You are a moron of the first degree of the Knights Of O bobo the great. The great and all seeing Mc Stupid so said on the right and our fearful leader of the white hut on the left, want us in a war. No war no stock market!


15 posted on 03/30/2014 2:29:02 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: zeestephen

Of course not. Putin may be crazy but he isn’t stupid.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 2:32:18 PM PDT by montag813
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To: zeestephen

They just pulled off the border, only about 10K troops left. Coincidentally with 0bozo visit to Saudi Arabia. Some will remember that low oil prices killed Soviet Union...


17 posted on 03/30/2014 2:33:48 PM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: zeestephen

how would NBC know if they’re looking at anything resembling military let alone russian military?


18 posted on 03/30/2014 2:35:11 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: zeestephen

Who knows? I presume that Russian authorities are guiding the tours. So they’ll only see what they are meant to see.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 2:35:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: zeestephen

Well, they simply took off the Roosian patches, so yes, they were not Roosians, but those other guys that swept into the Ukraine awhile back.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 2:54:16 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: zeestephen

I wouldn’t have posted that. At least not without explanation.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 3:02:48 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: bigheadfred; zeestephen
bigheadfred:" Well that is it then. Another crisis averted."

Are you sure that this report isn't by RT.com-America
Are they that desperate for a foreign policy success by " I can be very flexible " ??

22 posted on 03/30/2014 3:08:01 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: zeestephen

I don’t get it, just behind the top title page there are two men with machine guns pointing at the reporter and two men in a tank. I guess that’s not a military build-up or the NBC reporters are blind.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 3:08:23 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I would say they are that desperate. And they need to talk about something since CNN is hogging the airplane story.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 3:12:27 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: zeestephen

Did they get the Potemkin tour?


25 posted on 03/30/2014 3:12:33 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: zeestephen

This is the same news released by nbc about three or four days ago. nbc must be having trouble obtaining the latest information.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 3:16:30 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt; Cicero; saganite
We traveled some 500 miles along the border – sometimes right next to Ukraine, at other times 30 to 40 miles from it – before we came across any sign of military activity.

hmmmm... Potemkin tour....nah, not a chance

27 posted on 03/30/2014 3:16:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: no-to-illegals
nbc must be having trouble obtaining the latest information

it is the WH having trouble from whence nbc gets its marching orders

28 posted on 03/30/2014 3:18:20 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: zeestephen
I see the skerry story is from day before yesterday. The story regarding General Breedlove is the newest information nbc has undoubtedly. Even the news is repeating itself.
29 posted on 03/30/2014 3:21:36 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: bigheadfred

You are correct fred. My slip up.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 3:23:02 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: bigheadfred

Something from tomorrow, though I did not write ... maybe is White Hut approved though I hope not ... http://www.odessatalk.com/2014/03/dont-write-russia/


31 posted on 03/30/2014 3:36:41 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: bigheadfred

my apology fred and everyone ... my above link is a blog so do not click.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: zeestephen

This from a network who couldn’t find their butt with both hands when it comes to the truth.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 3:43:09 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: zeestephen
They're just trying to get a Pulitzer Prize:

"Any report of a famine in Russia [Actually, he meant Ukraine] is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda.

"In the middle of the diplomatic duel between Great Britain and the Soviet Union over the accused British engineers, there appears from a British source a big scare story in the American press about famine in the Soviet Union,"

-- Walter Duranty in The New York Times March 31, 1933. Nearly 81 years ago to the day. NBC is in "proud company," along with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Free Republic Platoon of Putin crotch sniffers.

34 posted on 03/30/2014 3:50:01 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: no-to-illegals

I just finished reading it.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 3:50:43 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: zeestephen
What's that saying. The casualty of war is truth.
36 posted on 03/30/2014 3:51:32 PM PDT by McGruff (prop.a.gan.da - information of a biased or misleading nature)
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To: AU72

No doubt. These are the people who call all fire arms “assault weapons.”


37 posted on 03/30/2014 3:52:38 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: bigheadfred

My additional policy fred ... did not catch on was a blog till after I posted. Was way too late in issuing the warning.


38 posted on 03/30/2014 3:54:21 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: bigheadfred

policy should be apology fred ... LOL ... I keep this up and it will be my slip up but my dress if was female ... LOL


39 posted on 03/30/2014 3:56:22 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: AU72

Yes, because NBC is just that inept.


40 posted on 03/30/2014 3:56:28 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: no-to-illegals

What is the difference between a blog and any editorial published by a big media source? There are millions of people with valid points of view and perspective.


41 posted on 03/30/2014 3:57:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: zeestephen

Did they find the Muslim killers the Obama Administration supports in Kiev?


42 posted on 03/30/2014 3:57:43 PM PDT by anton
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To: bigheadfred

You are correct fred there is no difference. Truth be known 99.999% is opinion. At least in the government approved media releases.


43 posted on 03/30/2014 3:58:37 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals
I keep this up and it will be my slip up but my dress if was female

you are killing me LOLOL

44 posted on 03/30/2014 3:59:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: anton

The latest (approved) release from the media on this side of the pond says they were russians from russia.


45 posted on 03/30/2014 4:00:19 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: zeestephen

See? Bammy’s phone call worked!


46 posted on 03/30/2014 4:04:52 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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Carmichael Says Scots May Vote Yes ... http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-30/salmond-takes-heart-as-carmichael-says-scots-may-vote-yes.html ... a little something from the other side of the pond


47 posted on 03/30/2014 4:09:42 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: piytar

How is NBC “covering” for Obama in this instance? IIRC, Team Obama is spewing about how Russia is BUILDING UP TROOPS along the border....but NBC’s reporter cannot find any evidence thereof.

I feel this NBC reporter might get fired for showing Obama to be a liar.


48 posted on 03/30/2014 4:17:20 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: lostboy61

Well, I do try.


49 posted on 03/30/2014 4:19:57 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: bigheadfred

Did they say the Russians were too intimidated by Obama? (Note the absence of the /sarc notation.)


50 posted on 03/30/2014 4:35:42 PM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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