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Stalin statue blown up in Ukraine: Communists (on Commie Party regional headquarter grounds)
Yahoo ^ | 1/02/11

Posted on 01/01/2011 4:14:36 PM PST by Libloather

Stalin statue blown up in Ukraine: Communists
AFP
January 2, 2011, 7:49 am

KIEV (AFP) - Extremists blew up a controversial monument to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on New Year's night in southeastern Ukraine in an "act of terror", the local Communist Party said on Saturday.

The bust in the city of Zaporizhia, unveiled this May, caused a heated controversy in Ukraine which is still split between its nationalist west and the more Russian orientated east which fondly remembers the Soviet past.

"A criminal broke into the grounds of the Communist Party regional headquarters, and laid an explosive charge which detonated after a few minutes," the Communist Party said.

"The statue of Stalin was destroyed as a result of the blast," the Communists said in a statement. It said that the explosion inflicted serious damage on the building but there were no casualties.

The explosion took place at 10:40 pm (2040 GMT) on New Year's Eve, it said.

"By a pure chance there were no casualties. Most probably the explosive was filled with the metal items," lawmaker Oleksiy Baburin, head of the Zaporizhia Communists told a press conference.

"This is not a hooliganism but a terrorist attack," he added as quoted by Communist party press service.

The local police said in a statement that according to its information a group of several people passed the monument just a few minutes before the explosion.

(Excerpt) Read more at au.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communists; stalin; statue; ukraine
Another new idea.


1 posted on 01/01/2011 4:14:45 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Bush’s fault!


2 posted on 01/01/2011 4:17:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Libloather
Obama, Holder and Napalitano harshly condemn this human caused disaster and vow to bring the perp to justice?

As an aside, is it really "January 2, 2011, 7:49 am" when it is January 1, 2011, 7:15pm EST? Is this a look into the future?

3 posted on 01/01/2011 4:19:12 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: Libloather

Rollin - Rollin' - Rollin' on the river ....

4 posted on 01/01/2011 4:20:51 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Libloather

Not enough charge, the building is still standing.


5 posted on 01/01/2011 4:22:15 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

Blow’d Up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YEL10Flxk4


6 posted on 01/01/2011 4:22:23 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Libloather

Two mistakes here. One is insufficient explosives the other is setting it off when the building was unoccupied.


7 posted on 01/01/2011 4:24:39 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Libloather
ExtremistsSomebody with half a brain blew up a controversial monument to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin
8 posted on 01/01/2011 4:25:47 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Libloather

>and laid an explosive charge which detonated after a few minutes

See, they haven’t read the leftist media memo here.
Just outlaw explosive charges and all of these problems will end...


9 posted on 01/01/2011 4:29:25 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Liberty Valance

Are they moving the statue to a university in the United States?


10 posted on 01/01/2011 4:38:23 PM PST by reg45
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To: Libloather

They could’ve made some money if they wanted to sell it to Massachusetts.


11 posted on 01/01/2011 4:40:38 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Libloather
I wonder if they'd be willing to go to the Fremont district of Seattle and deal with this murderer?


12 posted on 01/01/2011 4:41:32 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Libloather

Considering that Stalin was a monster who deliberately starved the Ukrainians so that they were forced into cannibalism on some of the most fertile land on Earth, I’d say blowing up his statue is the least they should expect.


13 posted on 01/01/2011 4:43:57 PM PST by Argus
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To: Libloather

“Extremists blew up a controversial monument to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin...”

Extremists? Stalin was probably the biggest mass murderer is history. Yahoo is such liberal s**T like all of the news media and ALL of TV.

Good job them destroying that trash. He also starved to death 6 million Ukrainians.


14 posted on 01/01/2011 4:44:17 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Argus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpEZoWzlmww


15 posted on 01/01/2011 4:45:45 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Libloather
"Stalin is a hate figure for many in Ukraine who blame him for intentionally allowing the deaths of millions of Ukrainians in a 1930s famine known as the Holodomor that nationalists regard as a genocide. "
16 posted on 01/01/2011 4:52:21 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Libloather
"act of terror"

An accurate biography of the man would be aptly named that quote.
17 posted on 01/01/2011 4:54:12 PM PST by allmost
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Someone should at least go there and paint his hands
bloody red!


18 posted on 01/01/2011 4:57:46 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

“This is not a hooliganism but a terrorist attack,”

Terrorism? Nope, at best property destruction, but property and communism....


19 posted on 01/01/2011 5:15:38 PM PST by mewykwistmas
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To: Libloather

My family lost many to Lenins’ and Stalins’ “purges”.
A statue? Screw them.


20 posted on 01/01/2011 5:35:46 PM PST by gigster
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To: Libloather

Having a statue of Stalin in the Ukraine is like having a statue of Hitler in Tel-Aviv.


21 posted on 01/01/2011 5:37:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

22 posted on 01/01/2011 5:39:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Argus

My family were the Kulaks who Stalin murdered in the 20’s and
30’s. Some of them made it out during the Czars’ reign early last century.


23 posted on 01/01/2011 5:45:30 PM PST by gigster
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To: Libloather

Cool!


24 posted on 01/01/2011 6:19:30 PM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: dfwgator

Nothin’ better than Bush’s Beans!


25 posted on 01/01/2011 6:45:04 PM PST by SgtHooper
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To: Revolting cat!; Libloather
Robert Conquest's The Great Terror
Is a great book, detailing the Stalin's many purges...
Didn't one of NYT's reporter (Durant?) willfully covered them up.
some things never change.

Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.

We don't let them have ideas.
Why would we let them have guns?
.....Joseph Stalin


26 posted on 01/01/2011 6:51:11 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE; Just Die....forget Retiring & don't get sick...Pay all the Tax(es :)
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To: Libloather

I see the communist filth still call those who stand up against them “hooligans”. The Soviets used that word to demean those who spoke out against them, who they would torture, imprison, put in insane asylums or gulags.

The Russian word for “hooliganism”, “khuliganstvo”, is almost a straight borrowing of the English word. According to Soviet law, the first part of the hooliganism definition is “a violation of the rules of socialist community life or of public interests.”

The second part of the definition is “violations of socialist morality or of the interests of collectives or individuals.”

The two forms of hooliganism were petty hooliganism, used almost exclusively for public drunkenness, and malicious hooliganism, which was used for political offenses, and could result in imprisonment for from 1-5 years.

It was up to the prosecutor where that time would be spent. In some cases, it could be a death penalty, such as a gulag where prisoners had to mine uranium ore by hand, or a maximum security prison full of violent criminals.


27 posted on 01/01/2011 6:58:14 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Libloather

It’s a start, how many do they have left?


28 posted on 01/01/2011 8:16:54 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (stand up for principles and values, reeducate with truth. talk to people)
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To: Libloather

It’s a start, how many do they have left?


29 posted on 01/01/2011 8:17:22 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (stand up for principles and values, reeducate with truth. talk to people)
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To: Frantzie

pretty sure Mao killed quite a bit more, but Stalin most definitely did in more than his fair share. Those two both had one thing in common, well at least one... they banned guns.


30 posted on 01/01/2011 8:20:14 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Jim 0216
Extremists Somebody with half a Extreme amount of brains blew up a controversial monument to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin
31 posted on 01/01/2011 8:23:19 PM PST by ReformedBeckite
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
which was used for political offenses, and could result in imprisonment for from 1-5 years.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich & The Gulag Archipelago fame, described the crime “hooliganism” w/ a sentence of 25 years (typ.)...an "58er". (IIRC)...


32 posted on 01/01/2011 8:44:47 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE; Just Die....forget Retiring & don't get sick...Pay all the Tax(es :)
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To: Bulwyf

Hitler banned guns as well. They went to gun records as soon as they invaded a country. Many Jews assisted the Nazis in rounding up other Jews - like the majority of Jews who voted for the Kenyan muslim.


33 posted on 01/01/2011 8:45:17 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

This is the same tactics the left uses in the US. Hussein, his islamic goons and other goons.


34 posted on 01/01/2011 8:47:18 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Libloather
Bammy ain't gonna like this.


35 posted on 01/01/2011 9:45:34 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: Argus

I agree; I’m surprised that Ukraine hasn’t outlawed homage to him (as Germany did to Hitler & Italy did to Mussolini). I don’t think anyone would question why they would “ban” him (unless they were Americans from whom his atrocities were deliberately concealed by our own government decades ago so Americans would fight as allies of “Uncle Joe”).


36 posted on 01/02/2011 2:53:59 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: dfwgator

“Having a statue of Stalin in the Ukraine is like having a statue of Hitler in Tel-Aviv.”

Well put; Ukraine must have a very tolerant government to even allow it.


37 posted on 01/02/2011 2:55:07 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Libloather

Yahoo fondly remembers the Soviet past too.


38 posted on 01/02/2011 6:20:40 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Frantzie

Been many cases of weapon banishment over the centuries, Turks, then they murdered Armenians. The list is fairly extensive. If there is anything to learn it’s that the only thing that stands between oppression by a tyranny and freedom are the people bearing arms.


39 posted on 01/02/2011 8:50:40 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: gigster

My wife’s family are Czech. Her parents escaped one step ahead of the secret police in ‘48. Some of their close siblings were done to death in the uranium mines there.

When I hear blather from the likes of Obama comparing communism to “sharing toys on the schoolyard” my blood boils. No greater evil ever stalked this planet, and I include the Nazis because they didn’t kill as many, they were defeated, and nobody makes a career out of apologizing for them anymore.


40 posted on 01/02/2011 4:21:01 PM PST by Argus
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To: wally_bert

Thanks for the link. That about says it.


41 posted on 01/02/2011 4:24:10 PM PST by Argus
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To: Argus

Histeria was good educational parody.


42 posted on 01/02/2011 4:25:18 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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