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Boy on a Bike Becomes Moscow’s Tiananmen Image
ABC News ^ | 5/8/12

Posted on 05/08/2012 1:37:30 PM PDT by Kartographer

As a bloody skirmish between police and opposition activists in central Moscow was drawing to a close on Sunday a small boy on a tiny bicycle pedaled through the crowd and approached a line of hulking riot police.

He sat there for a moment, balancing on his training wheels, staring at the menacing troops who were decked out in blue camouflage uniforms and full riot gear, nightsticks at the ready.

A group of protesters who had been heckling the cops began jeering, “Here’s the guy that will storm the Kremlin. Be ready boys! Here he comes!”

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1 posted on 05/08/2012 1:37:35 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Interesting image but I have to question whether some little kid on a bike really just happened to appear out of nowhere and ride right through an angry crowd of protesters just in time to get his photo taken by someone apparently on his knees. Not knocking it, great theater if staged, really turning the tables on Putin and his “look how many and awesome I am” staged photos.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 2:30:30 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Kartographer

Not much of a picture really.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 2:32:10 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: JLS
Not much of a picture really.

Comparing it to the picture of the young man in Tienanmen Square who stood in front of a tank is pretty absurd.
In the Tienanmen Square case you had someone who decided that he was going to die that day and confront a tank and the PLA. In the Moscow image you have a kid taking a look at a police line. I'm sure the kid is doing fine.
I'm not quite so sure what happened to the Tienanmen Square fellow...

4 posted on 05/08/2012 2:47:01 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: pepsi_junkie

Too bad he doesn’t have his “finger” extended - like that photo of the little kid at the soccer match!


5 posted on 05/08/2012 2:51:28 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: pepsi_junkie

If it wasn’t staged I want to know what kind of parents take their little child to a riot.

If it was staged I want to know what kind of parent lends their child to that kind of stunt.


6 posted on 05/08/2012 2:52:44 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Kartographer

If the press had any courage, they’d label this:

“The Soviet’s Tienanmen Square”......

Since that’s where Putin is headed anyway.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 3:06:08 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: G Larry

Obama and Putin are in a race to see who can be first to reconstitute the USSR label.

United States Socialist Republic

or

United Soviet Socialist Republic


8 posted on 05/08/2012 3:10:02 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: JLS
Not much of a picture really

But you gotta admit, there's an interesting contrast between adult thuggery and childhood innocence.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 3:12:08 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Pontiac

Well they could have put him in a balloon and had him fly over the thugs. ;-)


10 posted on 05/08/2012 4:05:44 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: G Larry

If the press had any courage, they’d label this:

“The Soviet’s Tienanmen Square”......

Since that’s where Putin is headed anyway.

And your opinion is based on what?

I’m an independent contractor for a Jewish organization and we go into that part of the world on occasion. During the Russian election, the majority of Jewish voters cast their vote for Putin. These same Jewish voters have publicly stated that they are enjoying the most personal and business freedom that they’ve seen in the past 30 years in Russia.

I don’t care whether you explain yourself or not, but I’m seeing a bunch of George Soros crap on FR through his paid leftist organizations and surrogates.

Russia has been under attack by Soros the Nazi and his puppets, just as we are under attack by that prick Soros and his commie organizations here in the US.

Every one of the Russian protest “leaders” I’ve looked at can be traced back to Soros.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 4:24:24 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Kartographer

All he needs if the Greek Riot Dog, and they could have a show.... “Timoshenko and Loukssie”.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 4:27:12 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kartographer
Putin likes little boys.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 4:29:53 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: El Cid
I'm not quite so sure what happened to the Tienanmen Square fellow...

Nobody knows for sure.

14 posted on 05/08/2012 4:30:07 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Rebelbase

Kissing a boy on the belly is an old Eastern European-Slavic cultural sign of affection. I know about this because I grew up with it. My father did that, my uncles did and so did my grandfather.

Don’t read into this as some kind of perversion. It’s not.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 5:15:57 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Save you “Soros” speech.

My assessment is based up Putin’s actions and his history.

He will try to reassemble the Soviet Union.

I don’t believe the market freedoms are a gauge of Putin’s intentions.
All Mafia’s like profitable economies, from which to steal.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 5:26:03 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: G Larry

“My assessment is based up Putin’s actions and his history.”

Lay it out there, buddy.

I’m willing to examine every piece of info you present.

Let’s start with your claim that Putin is planning to kill everyone as in Tienamen Square.

BTW, we set up safehouses for our Chinese friends during Tienamen. What did you do?


17 posted on 05/08/2012 5:51:24 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

“your claim that Putin is planning to kill everyone as in Tienamen Square”

Whatta clown!

I made no such claim.

The story made the association w Tiananmen.
My input was to upset Putin by making the Soviet association.

What are YOU, some kind of apologist for Putin and his KGB tactics?


18 posted on 05/08/2012 6:00:05 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: sergeantdave

“Every one of the Russian protest “leaders” I’ve looked at can be traced back to Soros.”

Ok, so the opposition in Russia is led by commies. Putin’s gang are commies too. I think the Soviets figured out that it would be easy to lull America into complacency by allowing more than one party, and just making sure that you still control everyone running the parties. It’s not just this photo that is political theater, their whole system is political theater.

They used to do something similar on a smaller scale even before perestroika. Every decade or two, when they would get a bad famine, they would just feign as if they were becoming friendly, and adopting some reforms, until they got the foreign aid or concessions they wanted, and then, once the crisis was over, they were the same old enemies. North Korea learned that schtick from them.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 6:53:19 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: G Larry

I’m not too interested in retrieving the posts you made that you deny. For example:

If the press had any courage, they’d label this:

“The Soviet’s Tienanmen Square”......

Since that’s where Putin is headed anyway.

Let’s work on your last rant:

“What are YOU, some kind of apologist for Putin and his KGB tactics?”

Now, what does that have to do with anything?

I was talking about your rant against Putin.

Prove that Putin is engaged in KGB tactics and against whom.

All I’m seeing from you is left-wing character assissination.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 6:56:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Boogieman

“Putin’s gang are commies too.”

Wrong.

I’m sorry but I’m engaged with the Jewish business community in Russia, and Jewish small businesses are loving Russia and Putin right now.

That’s a fact.

You may have some other perphiral issues, and I’m willing to discuss them when you’re ready.

Israel is very tight with Russia. Netanyahu is about to sign a contract with Putin to develop Israel’s Tamar gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea.


21 posted on 05/08/2012 7:20:49 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Try this:
>http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aWgZSCLsIpMM<
or
>http://the-eyeontheworld.blogspot.com/2012/05/russian-riot-police-beat-up-anti-putin.html<

YOU are backing Putin and accuse me of being left wing?!?!?
You like the way business is going for you, and we’re supposed to believe Putin has given up his KGB stripes?
You can NOT examine the way Putin treated the former Soviet satellite countries, during his prior tenure and that of the interim puppet President, and conclude anything other than his desire to re-unite the Soviet empire.
I suppose his threats against the U.S. deployment of anti-missile systems don’t bother you, or constitute KGB tactics either?


22 posted on 05/08/2012 9:21:07 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: El Cid; canuck_conservative

Exactly, hardly like the picture in China. In that case and it was live on tv, I believe, and you did not know if the tank would run him down or not. In this case you have an after the fact poor quality picture where you can not see the child’s face and you can barely make out the police. That is what I meant by not much of a picture.


23 posted on 05/08/2012 10:06:51 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: JLS

I agree with you regarding the photo quality, but I was primarily referencing the title comparing this to the Tienanmen Square confrontation. Not even close. Maybe the lady in Tehran who confronted the whacky Iranian leader (Amudujub, or something...) might have been a reasonable comparison - but not the kid on the bike.


24 posted on 05/08/2012 10:38:05 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Kartographer
Immediately made me think of the scene in "The Shining"


25 posted on 05/08/2012 10:43:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: G Larry

Thanks. I’ll check out the links.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 4:34:34 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Just because some non-commies support Putin doesn’t mean that Putin and his colleagues are not commies. That’s like saying “I know a lot of good people who voted for Obama, so he must be alright”. Does not follow.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 7:32:09 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: sergeantdave

“Prove that Putin is engaged in KGB tactics and against whom.”

Huh? How many political opponents does the man have to assassinate to qualify as “KGB tactics” in your mind? Sheesh.


28 posted on 05/09/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

“Huh? How many political opponents does the man have to assassinate to qualify as “KGB tactics” in your mind? Sheesh.”

I’d appreciate a list of all the Putin assassinations or a link verifying your claim.


29 posted on 05/09/2012 5:11:44 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

“I’d appreciate a list of all the Putin assassinations or a link verifying your claim.”

Well, here are a few.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Anna_Politkovskaya

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisoning_of_Alexander_Litvinenko

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Yushenkov#Assassination (Just one of several Liberal Russia party members murdered in the same year)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Yushchenko#Dioxin_poisoning

That’s not exhaustive; there have been at least 10 members of parliament murdered since 1994.


30 posted on 05/10/2012 7:54:28 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: sergeantdave
Every one of the Russian protest “leaders” I’ve looked at can be traced back to Soros.

Name one.

31 posted on 05/13/2012 1:49:39 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Boogieman
The protest movement is made up of people who have been banned from Russian politics. The Russian Communists have not been banned. They are the only opposition Putin allows to run against him. The real opposition is mostly made of patriotic Russian nationalists such as Alexei Navalny who do not want to keep wasting Russia's money subsidizing a giant non-Russian empire.
32 posted on 05/13/2012 1:56:11 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: sergeantdave
Second inter-Palestinian meeting to be held in Moscow in May - April 24, 2012 - Russia is working actively towards inter-Palestinian reconciliation which is critical for a sustainable settlement in the Middle East, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said, Itar-Tass reported. He said a second inter-Palestinian meeting is to be held in Moscow in the second half of May. During the consultations Russian diplomats plan to "continue efforts to encourage Hamas and Fatah to achieve national reconciliation on the basis of the Doha agreements", he said at the U.N. Security Council on Monday, April 23. The first inter-Palestinian meeting took place in the Moscow region on May 21-22, 2011. The Hamas and Fatah leaders adopted a joint declaration in which they confirmed Russia's considerable role in the strengthening of Palestine's positions in the international arena and the role of Egypt in inter-Palestinian reconciliation in Cairo on May 4, 2011. In March of this year a Palestinian delegation visited Moscow to attend a meeting of the Russian-Palestinian Committee on the Middle East, which convenes twice a year to discuss all areas of our cooperation and draft bilateral cooperation projects.
33 posted on 05/13/2012 2:00:28 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Rebelbase

What on earth is he doing?

Sucking venom out of a snake bite?


34 posted on 05/13/2012 2:07:34 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-pression.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Nazi Soros has his stooges planted all over Russia.

http://www.google.com/search?q=navaltny+%2B+soros&btnG=Search&hl=en&gbv=2


35 posted on 05/13/2012 2:08:30 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: G Larry
If the press had any courage, they’d label this:

“The Soviet’s Tienanmen Square”......

Putin is our enemy, therefore Obama and the MSM like him and will make no mention of any of this.

36 posted on 05/13/2012 2:14:31 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: sergeantdave
So you want me to search google for a link between Navalny and Soros because you are to lazy to do so?

There is no such link. Navalny has nothing to do with Soros. The Kremlin already tried to smear Navalny with a fake photo of him with Brezovsky but they were exposed, so I don't believe anything said about him by the mindless sycophantic stooges of the Russian government of thieves and liars. Alexei Navalny is a patriot and a brave man fighting for liberty against tyranny. Putin is a Godless monster who said that the Soviet Union should never have been allowed to collapse. KGB Putin is a truly evil monster and he will get what he deserves. He will join his beloved KGB in the ash-heap of history and he will be remembered as an evil tyrant who stole his people's freedom.

37 posted on 05/13/2012 2:29:19 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: sergeantdave
Every one of the Russian protest “leaders” I’ve looked at can be traced back to Soros.

So all zero of the protest leaders you've looked at can be traced to Soros?

I'd appreciate a list a Putin protesters you've looked at and links proving their involvement with Soros so I can verify your claim.

I look forward to you getting back to me with that information never.

38 posted on 05/13/2012 2:36:37 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“So you want me to search google for a link between Navalny and Soros because you are to lazy to do so?”

I’m not your paid researcher. And the sources for these anti-Putin articles are laughable, including ABC news and the commies at Reuters and the Guardian.

Next I’ll be seeing press releases from Fenton Communications and analysis from Al Jeezara.


39 posted on 05/13/2012 3:27:16 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Simply ask which former Soviet satellite country doesn’t currently have a significant Russian military presence.

SD is simply upset that folks don’t trust the former head of the Soviet KGB, because SD has experienced good business relations with him.

Putin is simply learning from the Chinese model that controlled capitalism creates a more productive economy from which the respective mafia’s can rip off a nice profit.

If Soros is fomenting turmoil in Russia, it is simply an extension of the instability created throughout the mid-East, with the intent of making petroleum products a less reliable export, and screwing up the economy of the West in the process.

Soros may the only person that hates America as much as Obama.


40 posted on 05/13/2012 7:59:53 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: sergeantdave

You made the claim and you can’t back it up because it’s false. You just made it up. You asked for evidence that Putin is an assassin and another freeper gave you that evidence, but you cannot back up your own claims with evidence. You said all the anti-Putin protesters were linked to Soros, but in fact you can’t provide any evidence at all that even a single one is linked to Soros. It’s pretty obvious here who really is a troll and who isn’t. Your slavish Putinista attitude is what is really laughable. You sound like you don’t listen to any news source that is not controlled by the Kremlin.


41 posted on 05/13/2012 8:55:49 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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