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A Russian Soldier's Instagram Posts May Be The Clearest Indication Of Moscow's Involvement
Business Insider ^ | 31 Jul 14 | Paul Szoldra

Posted on 07/31/2014 4:33:09 AM PDT by elhombrelibre

Moscow has tried to hide its support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, but some social media posts from a Russian soldier may reveal even more direct involvement in the region.

Over at BuzzFeed, reporter Max Seddon has the scoop on a 24-year-old soldier named Alexander Sotkin, who has been posting some very interesting photos of his military service, and the locations of the photos are rather telling.

While Seddon has embedded a number of Sotkin's photos, which show him in southern Russia taking selfies, it's this one the communications specialist posted, in rebel-controlled Krasna Talycha in east Ukraine, that's most intriguing:

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: mh17; ukraine; whyexcerpt
This typical slip up in the new age of geotagging exposes a Russian soldier as being inside Ukraine. Surprised? No, but I am keen to read the brilliant Putinista apologists.
1 posted on 07/31/2014 4:33:09 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre

bttt


2 posted on 07/31/2014 4:39:36 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: elhombrelibre

As one of the Rebels commanders said recenlty, “If the Russians had invaded we would be fighting in Kiev right now”


3 posted on 07/31/2014 4:41:30 AM PDT by McGruff (I don't trust the Russians but I don't trust the Ukrainians either.)
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To: elhombrelibre

I’m sure the Putin apologists around here will come up with some rational explanation.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 4:41:31 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: elhombrelibre

We have our own problems...let the Russians and Ukrainians play.

besides, I would not want a military run by this Marxist/Islamic regime to represent America in any more international situations. Just look at the current Israel situation.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 4:42:53 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Busted — give it up, Vlad


6 posted on 07/31/2014 4:44:02 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: elhombrelibre

I’ll bet it really sucks to be Alexander Sotkin right now.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 4:45:36 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: elhombrelibre

Yawn.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 4:51:44 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: elhombrelibre
With Instagram's geotagging feature, these two photos pulled the latitude and longitude from the GPS on his phone or tablet,

Isn't that interesting. No matter who you are.

9 posted on 07/31/2014 4:52:20 AM PDT by McGruff (I don't trust the Russians but I don't trust the Ukrainians either.)
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To: McGruff

As is often the case, you misunderstand and show yourself unworthy of claiming to be a conservative.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 4:56:10 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: McGruff

You can turn it off. The US Army tells their forces this all the time.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 4:56:45 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

http://www.letskis.com/how-to-change-the-location-of-your-photos-on-instagrams-photo-maps-update/


12 posted on 07/31/2014 5:06:11 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: elhombrelibre

Now, the recently departed Alexander Sotkin


13 posted on 07/31/2014 5:14:51 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Timber Rattler

Go back to sleep —


14 posted on 07/31/2014 5:20:43 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: nuconvert

Yes, and the fact that all hell will come down on him doesn’t improve the idea that he was never there in the first place. Hey, let’s see if anyone can interview him.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 5:21:29 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

In fact I can’t see a thing from these pictures.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 5:23:53 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Vaquero
We have our own problems...let the Russians and Ukrainians play.

"Business Insider" -- in spite of the name -- seems to have a distinctly liberal-left perspective. Is the left now banging the drums of war in an effort to salvage something for Obama's legacy? (Pretty much everything the guy has touched over the last 5 1/2 years has turned into complete poo.)

Whatever we might say about Napoleon and that German guy that had wars with Russia, history doesn't consider them wusses.

17 posted on 07/31/2014 5:30:18 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: wetphoenix

Here — try the pictures here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2711722/The-Russian-soldier-selfie-obsession-prove-Putin-operating-Ukraine-Comms-officer-operates-kit-like-used-MH17-accident

The Russian soldier whose selfie obsession could prove Putin is operating in Ukraine: Comms officer who operates kit like that used to down MH17 accidentally reveals he is over the border


18 posted on 07/31/2014 5:32:40 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: wetphoenix
It's geotagging that they're referring to, if you actually care to know.

http://webtrends.about.com/od/glossary/a/what-geotagging.htm

19 posted on 07/31/2014 5:33:47 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

This is BREAKING NEWS now? When do we send in the bombers?


20 posted on 07/31/2014 5:34:16 AM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours.)
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To: McGruff

Hehehee, are you the Breaking News policeman now? Your plate is full, dude, stick to being one of the Putinista apologist.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 5:41:51 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Breaking news for 5,4,3,2...


22 posted on 07/31/2014 5:50:27 AM PDT by quimby
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To: Uncle Chip

I don’t know if standards are that loose in that exact unit but this jerk doesn’t look like a member of a Russian military. Starting from that prison tattoos and hairdo and up to a crazy eyes indicating a drug abuse.
Not to mention 24 yo is too old for a conscript military considering his alleged rank.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 5:51:35 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: wetphoenix
Well, if he were the only one in trouble with the communist party, you might have a point worth listening to.

http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/31/are-these-russian-soldiers-selfies-proof-putin-was-involved-in-malaysia-airlines-flight-17-attack-4816302/

24 posted on 07/31/2014 5:52:57 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Who really cares when we have an enemy combatant and his minions running our country. Focus inside instead of stories about Russian bogeymen. Maybe we can ask Russian troops to seal our border with mexico?


25 posted on 07/31/2014 5:53:27 AM PDT by kneehurts
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To: wetphoenix

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/31/russia-ukraine-selfies-military-attack/


26 posted on 07/31/2014 5:53:38 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Vaquero

I would agree very strongly, except that we promised to protect Ukrainian territorial integrity in return for them giving up their nukes.

But the idea of initiating conflict with the current leadership makes me physically ill.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 5:54:52 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: elhombrelibre

I have already seen these, thank you!


28 posted on 07/31/2014 5:57:49 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: kneehurts
Maybe we can ask Russian troops to seal our border with mexico?

Or maybe the drug cartels can ask them to come with them as they invade our southwestern states.

29 posted on 07/31/2014 5:59:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

I know these folks favor Putin’s neo-Russian empire but am surprised they’d want them on our border.


30 posted on 07/31/2014 6:03:02 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Post by post they show us who they really are — Russian Communist infiltraitors.


31 posted on 07/31/2014 6:07:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Little Ray

Let Germany protect them. Germany certainly owes them after being unable to prevent the reoccupation of the Ukraine in 44 by the soviets. I doubt they have the stones after their passion for war was beat out of them largely by the Russians.
Besides, odingo always breaks his promises.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 6:07:46 AM PDT by kneehurts
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To: Uncle Chip

I agree. The Left used to have this problem and now the Right does.


33 posted on 07/31/2014 6:07:59 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

I guess you prefer zero’s Muslim communist empire?


34 posted on 07/31/2014 6:12:01 AM PDT by kneehurts
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To: kneehurts

No, and you’d have to be a real idiot to think that if someone opposes Putin he must support Obama. I’ve said this a few times. I would have opposed Hitler, Stalin, and FDR as a principled conservative.


35 posted on 07/31/2014 6:17:16 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Recall the old saying “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. Zero and his nwo masters are enemy number 1 for the american people. Putin is a distraction. If you do not see this I cannot help you.


36 posted on 07/31/2014 6:25:28 AM PDT by kneehurts
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To: kneehurts

You’re right. I don’t subscribe to lowbrow cliches. You cannot help me.


37 posted on 07/31/2014 6:37:17 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Little Ray
But the idea of initiating conflict with the current leadership makes me physically ill

My thoughts exactly.

38 posted on 07/31/2014 7:01:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: kneehurts

We, not the Germans, made the promise - back in the Clintoon Administration. It would be nice if we could keep our word.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 7:13:12 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: elhombrelibre

Explosions Heard Around MH17 Site As Investigators Finally Arrive

https://news.yahoo.com/explosions-heard-around-mh17-investigators-finally-arrive-130033412.html

Yesterday, pro Russian separatists reportedly laid mines around the area of the crash, further preventing investigation efforts.

After the rescuers arrived today, new explosions were allegedly heard near the crash site. One reporter in the area reported a “powerful” blast, and noted smoke about six miles from the MH17 site.


40 posted on 07/31/2014 7:16:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Vaquero; elhombrelibre; Uncle Chip
We have our own problems...let the Russians and Ukrainians play.

Nah. DQs. Look at me!! Look at me!!!


41 posted on 07/31/2014 7:50:04 AM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: caveat emptor

I don’t get it...


42 posted on 07/31/2014 8:23:22 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Oops. My bad. Wrong img. DQ=Drama queen.


43 posted on 07/31/2014 8:38:58 AM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: babygene
bad link, dude.
Redirected to a weird site.
44 posted on 07/31/2014 4:08:42 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: publius911

I just tested it and it worked fine... It’s a tech site that tells you how to spoof a location on instagram... It’s purpose is to allow you to add photos from before the program was released.

There is a site that allows you to drag photo’s onto and read the metadata. It’s http://metapicz.com/#landing

I didn’t try this with the pics posted in this thread. Maybe I’ll try it after dinner.


45 posted on 07/31/2014 4:59:07 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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