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Posts by tlozo

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  • Iran Expands Role in Syria in Conjunction With Russia’s Airstrikes

    10/02/2015 4:39:27 PM PDT · 1 of 3
  • Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98

    08/05/2015 11:02:55 AM PDT · 16 of 21
    tlozo to the scotsman

    Mr. Conquest summed up his attitude in a short poem:

    There was a great Marxist called Lenin

    Who did two or three million men in.

    That’s a lot to have done in,

    But where he did one in

    That grand Marxist Stalin did ten in.

  • How Putin Ignited a Civil War in Ukraine

    07/05/2015 7:45:35 PM PDT · 10 of 13
    tlozo to The_Reader_David

    Actually you are wrong. Even most local ethnic russians from Luhansk and Donetsk do not want to fight.

    The Russian armed forces colonel commanding eastern Ukraine’s secessionist militias can’t recruit enough local men as fighters…But to his surprise and disgust, he says in a video posted May 17, his fellow ethnic Russians in Donetsk are not rising up to join him in returning the region to its rightful place under Russian rule...But in a province of 4.5 million people, Girkin laments, he can’t find 1,000 volunteers to defend this “noble mission.”

  • Waco police rarely dispatched to Twin Peaks prior to biker shootout, records reveal

    06/18/2015 12:54:05 PM PDT · 29 of 43
    tlozo to Finny

    “Sure there are a lot of pinhead jackboot lickers and a lot of people who think they know all about bikers”

    I lived for ten years near a hells angels house. They are scum.

  • Russian Forpost Drone Shot Down in Ukraine

    06/13/2015 2:05:18 PM PDT · 5 of 13
    tlozo to Ivan Mazepa

    “Aided by Israel, Russia is building a $9 billion drone air force. Or rather, Russia was building a $9 billion air force. Thanks to President Putin’s Ukrainian adventure, plans to modernize Russia’s air force with a 21st Century drone fleet have run into some turbulence. Specifically, Russia seems to have lost access to cutting-edge drone technology from Israel.”
    “Israel confirmed that, in order to avoid upsetting Russia, it’s canceling a drone sale to Ukraine, as well, which had been in the works.”

    Russia’s Ukrainian Adventure May Have Crippled Its Drone Program

  • Saddam: What We Now Know (2011 Article)

    06/09/2015 9:29:23 AM PDT · 8 of 19
    tlozo to BeadCounter

    I’m not surprised that a link from 2011 doesn’t work.

    “Where did the author get this, the resource (linked) page then has nothing. National Review should be careful about posting info if it is not adequately resourced.”

  • LGBT Pride Parade in the Ukraine

    06/05/2015 1:30:57 PM PDT · 13 of 23
    tlozo to nomad

    “When the Russians are right on an important issue like this and the US is dead wrong.., and we wonder why so many people no longer give a crap!”

    Name me one other issue russians are on the right side of.
    Democracy? Freedom? Individual Rights? Property Rights? Freedom of the Press? Freedom of Religion?
    Muslim countries also ban gays. Should they be praised?

  • Ukraine's president voices LGBT support in a first for the country

    06/05/2015 1:23:18 PM PDT · 22 of 30
    tlozo to grania

    Moscow has 2 million Muslim residents and up to 2 million more Muslim migrant workers.

  • Transnistria shapes up as next Ukraine-Russia flashpoint

    06/03/2015 9:23:51 PM PDT · 36 of 41
    tlozo to Mariner

    I’ve never heard of Odessa, Ukraine called little rus.
    Brighton Beach, NY is known as Little Odessa because of the russian immigrants and later as “Little russia” but thats an American nickname.

  • George Pataki joins GOP race for president

    05/28/2015 8:39:21 AM PDT · 32 of 39
    tlozo to bandleader

    “Pataki.He was good as New York’s governor.”

    Pataki was a disaster for NY and the NYS Republican party.

    Under Pataki, the state budget has soared 79.5 percent — from $63.3 billion in 1994 to $113.6 billion in 2006. Pataki’s 12-year-average annual spending rate is 4.9 percent.

    George Pataki turned the New York GOP into a machine devoted exclusively to the empowerment and enrichment of his coterie,” the New York Post’s Eric Fettman observed. “There’s nothing left that even resembles a genuine infrastructure capable of recruiting candidates with strong statewide appeal

    Read more at:

  • UKRAINE: Uk.Forces captured Russian Federation Togliatti captain & sergeant [R.F.special forces?]

    05/17/2015 11:20:09 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    tlozo to

    The capture of two russian servicemen in Ukraine is also reported in Reuters.

  • Girl, 16, gored by bison in Yellowstone Park

    05/17/2015 7:45:49 AM PDT · 54 of 91
    tlozo to bestintxas

    Many people approach the lone isolated laying down buffalo to have it in the background of a selfie. These are usually males that have been chased from the herd by the dominant male. Unfortunately, during rutting season they can be very aggressive.

  • UKRAINE: Human rights activists published evidences of religious persecution in occupied Donbas

    05/16/2015 6:34:29 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    tlozo to

    The reality of “modern” russia. The russian orthodox church is just an extension of the russian state run by putin.

    “The Orthodox religion is used as an ideological foundation of ‘state building’ by the rebel groups and anything that is non-Russian Orthodox is seen as alien. Since the conflict began in 2014, dozens of places of worship have been seized.”

  • John McCain is now an official aide to Ukraine’s president

    05/15/2015 4:36:47 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    tlozo to 2ndDivisionVet

    “Republican US Senator John McCain has turned down a post as advisor to Ukraine’s pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko, saying constitutional constraints prohibited him from accepting.”

  • ‘Off-the-Grid’ Parents Lose Custody of 10 Kids

    05/13/2015 8:44:41 AM PDT · 56 of 70
    tlozo to thackney

    OMG, how dare people live in a tent, give birth in a tent, or not enroll their kids in school? Sorry, but if thats the best allegations the state can make they should butt out.

    “The allegations were that the family was residing in a tent, mother had given birth in a tent, there is no running water or septic, none of the children were enrolled in school and the father threatened a neighbor with a gun(asked child to hand him a gun)”

  • ‘Off-the-Grid’ Parents Lose Custody of 10 Kids

    05/13/2015 8:19:43 AM PDT · 46 of 70
    tlozo to dware

    Not the way I would want to live, but seems like government overreach.
    “The allegations were that the family was residing in a tent, mother had given birth in a tent, there is no running water or septic, none of the children were enrolled in school and the father threatened a neighbor with a gun(asked child to hand him a gun)”

  • Russian troops key in decisive Ukraine battles, says Boris Nemtsov report

    05/13/2015 6:24:25 AM PDT · 19 of 25
    tlozo to McGruff

    “Good question. How many Russians have killed Americans in recent history as opposed to Muslims?”

    Russia’s ally Iran supplied the most lethal weapon directed against American troops in Iraq.
    Weapons prove Iranian role in Iraq, U.S. says

  • There was heroism and cruelty on both sides, the truth behind one of Ukraine's deadliest days

    05/03/2015 7:11:52 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    tlozo to All

    Russian attacked a peaceful march.

    “They were sparked when a group of masked pro-Russia activists allegedly led by Sergei Dolzhenkov, a former police officer known as “Captain Kakao”, attacked a pro-Ukraine march mostly made up of football fans. The pro-Russia men were armed with clubs, fireworks, homemade grenades and guns. The first person to die was 27-year-old Igor Ivanov, a pro-Ukraine member of the extreme nationalist organisation Right Sector. He was gunned down on Odessa’s main street, Deribasovskaya, lined with cafes, bars and restaurants and usually thronged with tourists.”

  • [Unverified] Claims of Ukraine Nazis crucifying/burning resistance fighter alive

    04/26/2015 11:13:11 AM PDT · 77 of 93
    tlozo to Paid_Russian_Troll

    “It would be also nice for your further analysis if you would evaluate a fact that Crimea was part of Russia since 1783”

    So what? Estonia was under russian rule even earlier(1721). Does that mean russia has the right to annex it now because it was once part of the russian empire? Maybe the Swedes should invade Estonia because it was once part of their empire? The only thing statements like that prove is that European borders were once constantly changing.

  • [Unverified] Claims of Ukraine Nazis crucifying/burning resistance fighter alive

    04/25/2015 8:10:03 AM PDT · 4 of 93
    tlozo to Towed_Jumper

    Russia and the Menace of Unreality
    “In today’s Russia, by contrast, the idea of truth is irrelevant. On Russian ‘news’ broadcasts, the borders between fact and fiction have become utterly blurred. Russian current-affairs programs feature apparent actors posing as refugees from eastern Ukraine, crying for the cameras about invented threats from imagined fascist gangs. During one Russian news broadcast, a woman related how Ukrainian nationalists had crucified a child in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk. When Alexei Volin, Russia’s deputy minister of communications, was confronted with the fact that the crucifixion story was a fabrication, he showed no embarrassment, instead suggesting that all that mattered were ratings. “The public likes how our main TV channels present material, the tone of our programs,” he said. “The share of viewers for news programs on Russian TV has doubled over the last two months.” The Kremlin tells its stories well, having mastered the mixture of authoritarianism and entertainment culture. The notion of ‘journalism,’ in the sense of reporting ‘facts’ or ‘truth,’ has been wiped out. In a lecture last year to journalism students at Moscow State University, Volin suggested that students forget about making the world a better place. “We should give students a clear understanding: They are going to work for The Man, and The Man will tell them what to write, what not to write, and how this or that thing should be written,” he said. “And The Man has the right to do it, because he pays them.”
    Russia’s top 100 lies about Ukraine
    “Photograph from Bosnia, falsely represented to show Ukrainian military abusing/murdering civilians in Donbass, Ukraine.”
    “A morgue in Ciudad Juarez, which was falsely represented to be the city morgue of Slavyansk, Ukraine, allegedly filled with corpses of Ukrainian military men/national guard.”
    “Photo of a child killed in Aleppo, Syria falsely represented to depict a child killed by the Ukrainian military in Slavyansk, Ukraine.”
    “Photo on the left was alleged to be that of a soldier with the National Guard of Ukraine, supposedly cannibalizing the corpses of enemy combatants. In reality, it was taken from a web page demonstrating special effects and make-up for action movies.”
    “Photo of a deceased little girl was widely circulated under the name of “Yulia Izotova,” along with poems and captions that blamed the Ukrainian military for her recent death in Slavyansk. In fact, the photo was stolen from the website mourning the death of Anastasia Luchishina, who was murdered by a sexual predator in Russia in 2013.”
    “This photo accompanied a horror story, in which Ukrainian Member of Parliament Oleh Liashko allegedly tortured the mother of a separatist, by burning her back with the cigarette lighter. In reality, this picture was taken in 2010. It depicts the back of a 3-year-old child, who had “wings” burned into his back by his parents, a pair of Russian religious fanatics from Chelyabinsk.”

  • A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine?

    04/18/2015 7:13:16 AM PDT · 33 of 47
    tlozo to Forward the Light Brigade

    “I have no love of Putin—But, like the British troops in North Africa who faced Rommel, The desert Fox, I respect him and understand his actions”

    Rommel was an honorable man who loved his wife. Exactly what are the many character traits and actions you find in Putin that you respect? Having children with his mistress? Theft? Murder? His crushing of dissent and all hopes of a future democracy in Russia? Starting proxy wars in neighboring countries? Threatening the world with nuclear weapons?

  • Ukrainian parliament recognizes militia that collaborated with Nazis

    04/17/2015 5:46:36 AM PDT · 46 of 46
    tlozo to All

    Seriously? Ukraine bans the communist party and the Simon Wiesenthal Center protests.

    “The passage of a ban on Nazism and Communism equates the most genocidal regime in human history with the regime which liberated Auschwitz and helped end the reign of terror of the Third Reich,” said Wiesenthal Center director for Eastern European Affairs Dr. Efraim Zuroff.

  • {NYC} East Village Explosion Might Have Followed Attempt to Hide Gas Siphoning

    04/01/2015 6:08:46 AM PDT · 32 of 70
    tlozo to thackney

    The landlord was not stealing gas. They were illegally supplying gas from one building they owned to another. This allowed them to rent apartments a year ago before Con Ed installed the larger pipeline to the building which they were currently doing. Gas cost to the building is negligible, when each new apartment rents for $4000- a month.

  • {NYC} East Village Explosion Might Have Followed Attempt to Hide Gas Siphoning

    04/01/2015 5:40:37 AM PDT · 17 of 70
    tlozo to thackney

    The landlord wasn’t stealing gas. They piped in gas illegally from the next door building that they also owned, to the tenants, because the gas line to that building was too small. They did this in order to rent newly renovated apartments right away before Con Ed changed the main gas supply to the building.

  • Hoover Roundtable: Perspectives On Russia’s Hybrid War On Ukraine And US Foreign Policy

    03/29/2015 7:15:31 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    tlozo to SeeSharp

    “He is arguing that the present conflict couldn’t have anything to do with the coup because no one was mad before the coup. Really?”

    He is saying that no one was “mad” in eastern Ukraine.(there were no problems with ethnic or linguistic divisions)

    “Yanukovich got into office because a majority of the voters in Ukraine voted for him”

    Thats very true, the problem is that you ignore Yanukovich actions as president. He changed the constitution to make himself a “super” president. Then for a year and a half he and his ministers promised to sign the EU Association Agreement. When he went back om his promises that led people to go out onto the streets with mass demonstrations of 500,000 people in downtown Kiev.

  • Hoover Roundtable: Perspectives On Russia’s Hybrid War On Ukraine And US Foreign Policy

    03/29/2015 4:07:22 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    tlozo to SeeSharp

    Alexander Yarim-Agaev denied that military action in east Ukraine is a civil war growing out of dissatisfaction with the Maidan revolution, for there were no problems with ethnic or linguistic divisions before the overthrow of the Yanukovich regime. In fact, the eastern regions controlled the top three positions in Ukraine national government.

    The only losers from Maidan were local and regional officials of the Yanukovich administration who feared losing power and privileges. Their attempts to organize protests failed (despite Russian assistance) until the Russian intervention that put Russian citizens or local “marginals” in control of occupied cities. These occupations resulted in economic collapse and terrorization of the population, as paratroopers, many of them Chechens and Ossetians, patrolled the city and detained and arrested people without cause. Yarim-Agaev noted that both he and his wife had been stopped by armed men and his wife was threatened with being shot.

  • Hoover Roundtable: Perspectives On Russia’s Hybrid War On Ukraine And US Foreign Policy

    03/29/2015 12:04:03 PM PDT · 1 of 11
  • Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews to Take on Anti-Semites: "Kick These Guys in the Ass"

    03/25/2015 8:21:21 AM PDT · 6 of 20
    tlozo to RoosterRedux

    Harvey Weinstein is an odious person on many levels.

    “Movie producer Harvey Weinstein announced for the first time on Howard Stern’s radio show that he is making a full feature drama to try to destroy the National Rifle Association”.
    ““This is the only country in the world where we don’t have a health-care,” he told CNN’s Piers Morgan over the weekend “Countries embarrass us around the world — this is the only country in the world where we don’t have a gun law.” “Obama’s not embarrassing — the country’s embarrassing,” he said.”

  • Ukraine ex-President Yanukovych's son 'drowns in lake'

    03/25/2015 4:28:14 AM PDT · 6 of 10
    tlozo to Paid_Russian_Troll

    I love it. “Herashchenko said all five passengers survived and “four of them didn’t even get their feet wet.”
    They also buried him already in Crimea.

  • Artillery: Russia Grabs American Gear In Ukraine

    03/17/2015 9:20:01 AM PDT · 12 of 13
    tlozo to grania

    “Maybe if the US gives Kiev newer equipment, they’ll take better care of it.

    So, simple answer is to flood the Ukrainians with russian killing russian weapons.

  • Artillery: Russia Grabs American Gear In Ukraine

    03/17/2015 7:59:51 AM PDT · 9 of 13
    tlozo to Always A Marine; McGruff

    The capture of a disabled TPQ-48 is no big deal.
    1-The TPQ-48 was disabled. “But the U.S. withheld software, components and other parts that would have enabled the Ukrainians to use the system to automatically return fire against salvos fired by the separatists.”
    2-Its an older system that has been replaced in the US by the newer TP-49
    3-The russians probably already have a complete TPQ-48. The TPQ-48 was sold to the Iraqi government in 2012.

  • Stephen Cohen: There Is a Real Chance of War With Russia

    03/16/2015 9:14:52 AM PDT · 34 of 35
    tlozo to kenmcg

    “John Batchelor ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing Steve Cohen to constantly appear on his radio show. Cohen is nothing more that a Putin butt boy, who constantly betrays the US.”

    I have never understood why Batchelor constantly invites Steve Cohen, a hard core lefty. I was listening to Batchelor a while back and he asked Cohen what do your contacts in Ukraine say? Cohens answer was “I have no contacts in Ukraine”.

  • Let's start a real Ukrainian debate

    03/13/2015 7:13:31 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    tlozo to AnalogReigns

    “Some of the other claims advanced by Klaus in order to explain the events in Ukraine appear even more tenuous. Take the introductory sentence from his statement, also co-authored with Jiri Weigl, from February 21st, in which he identifies Ukraine as “to a great extent” an “artificial entity that did not turn into an independent state until the breakup of the Soviet Union two decades ago.” Yet why should modern Ukraine seem any more “artificial” than, say, the independent Czechoslovakia after the demise of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, with its sizeable German, Hungarian, Rusyn, and other populations?

    Having made this dubious assertion, Kraus then tries to illustrate the artificial nature of Ukraine by pointing out that “it includes territories in the west that had never belonged to the Russian empire (Transcarpathian region, Galicia, and others) and became part of Russia only after [World War II], and on the other hand territories that were from the 18th century purely Russian (Crimea, Odessa, the Eastern part of the country), for which the independence of the Ukraine meant the extraction from their original nation.” Leaving aside the fact that Galicia was occupied by Russian armies between 1914 and 1915, what is the meaning of such an observation? Is Poland “an artificial entity” because it includes territories of the former German, Austrian, or Russian empires? How about Romania, with the originally Ottoman-controlled Wallachia and Hungarian-controlled Transylvania? The key is that Eastern Galicia and the Transcarpathian region are distinctly Ukrainian because they long had sizeable Ukrainian populations. In the beginning of the 20th century, 65 percent of people in Eastern Galicia were Ukrainians. In the Transcarpathian region, Ukrainians accounted for 60 percent of the population in 1880, 63 percent in 1921, and 81 percent in 2001.

    To make things worse, the second part of the same sentence is simply untrue. According to the 1897 census, Ukrainians formed relative or absolute majorities in all the former gubernias (or provinces) that Kremlin ideologues love to call “Novorossiya” (“New Russia”). In the Tavricheskaya gubernia, for example, Ukrainians accounted for 42.2 percent of the population, compared to 27.9 percent of Russians; in the Khersonskaya gubernia, which included Odessa, Ukrainians represented 53.5 percent of the total population; and in the Yekaterinoslavskaya and Kharkovskaya gubernias, Ukrainians formed even more sizeable majorities, representing 68.9 and 80.6 percent of the populations, respectively.

    Klaus also writes that Ukraine “has no historical tradition of statehood.” That is a most extraordinary claim, given the Ukrainians would link the historical origin of their state to such entities as the Kievan Rus (882–1240), the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia (1199–1243), the Kingdom of Galicia-Volhynia (1243–1392), the Zaporizhian Sich (1489–1709), the Hetmanshina (1648–1764), the Ukrainian People’s Republic (1917–20), and the Western Ukrainian People’s Republic (1918–19).

    Klaus’s historical revisionism takes on a new quality when he states that “Russian and russified areas of the east and south of Ukraine (with three hundred years of Russian history behind them) were artificially linked to the originally Polish Galicia and Subcarpathian Ruthenia acquired by Stalin after World War II, lands that had never belonged to any of the old Slav states in the East.” Let’s disregard that the southeastern areas of Ukraine have not been inhabited exclusively or predominantly by ethnic Russians. Those territories, which were never under the control of the current Russian Federation (established in 1991) but once were part of the Russian Empire, are in fact on a par with the areas of now independent Finland, Poland, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Caucasian, and Central Asian republics. Unless we classify the latter as Russia’s dependents, it is difficult to justify why we should consider southeastern Ukraine as such.

    Meanwhile, the Polish (Western) Galicia, with Krakow as its center, which Klaus mentions, has never been a part of Ukraine—unlike the Ukrainian (Eastern) Galicia, with its capital Lviv. And Eastern Galicia not only belonged to the old Slav states in the East, it was a key part of the Kievan Rus and the “cradle” of the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia and Kingdom of Galicia-Volhynia. And the Subcarpathian Ruthenia became part of Slavic state not in 1945, as Klaus claims, but in 1280, when Lev, the prince of Galicia-Volhynia, conquered that region. It was the father of Lev, Prince Daniel, who has essentially built a new city and named it Lviv after his son.

    According to Klaus, “Ukraine has remained—and had to remain—a country economically deeply rooted in the post-Soviet bloc, a country linked to Russia and in many respects dependent on it.” However, many other countries of the former USSR and of former Warsaw Pact, including the Czech Republic, were tightly integrated within the post-Soviet space. Yet that did not prevent many of them—the Estonians, the Lithuanians, the Czechs, or the Georgians—from building effective economic and political systems, liberating themselves from the shackles of their previous dependency on Russia.

    Neither are Klaus’s statements about Ukraine’s economy convincing. He calls the western part of Ukraine “backward and weak” and seems to believe that “the economic weight of its eastern part so far prevailed every time.” In fact, every year since 2001, the combined west and center of Ukraine outperform the combined east and south by volume of gross regional product produced. Besides consulting the sources in the Kremlin, Klaus would perhaps do himself a favor by familiarizing himself with the publications of the Ukrainian Statistical Office.

    The explanation that Klaus gives for the ties between Russia and Ukraine seems to rely, at least in part, on their common cultural and historical legacies. “For Russia, the Ukraine is more than just its closest foreign country, more than e.g. Estonia, Tajikistan, or Azerbaijan. It is the historic cradle of its statehood and culture, home to tens of millions of Russians,” he wrote in his February 21st statement. In his longer April essay he also asserted that Ukraine “has millions of Russians living in it (more than one third of its population).” Let’s ignore the fact that “tens of millions of Russians” do not live in Ukraine and do not account for “a third of its population”—the actual numbers, according to the 2001 census, are more like 8.3 million and 17.3 percent, respectively. In any event, if Ukraine is indeed the cradle of modern Russia, then England is also the cradle of the modern United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. But, unlike in the case of Ukraine, we doubt that Klaus would see that as a reason or a justification for any of those countries to claim English lands.

    The pinnacle of Klaus’s erroneous interpretation of Ukrainian history and political reality is his repetition of the Putinist propaganda about the alleged nationalist core of the revolution on the Maidan. “By overthrowing [Yanukovych],” Klaus says, “the nationalist western part of the land assumed exclusive power.” But “nationalism” has a distinct meaning and Klaus gives no arguments for why he considers the current political representation in Ukraine “nationalist.” One can only make guesses. Is Klaus alluding to the fact that three Cabinet posts were allocated to the Svoboda party, in a government relying on the support of all parliamentary groups, with the exception of the Communists? Perhaps, but control of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of the Environment, and a deputy prime ministerial post for humanitarian affairs hardly sounds like an exclusive take over of the country. Or does Klaus think that former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is a western Ukrainian nationalist just because he was born in Bukovina’s Chernovtsy?

    If that is the underlying logic, it may be worth recalling that President Petro Poroshenko hails from the province of Odessa and the speaker of Parliament, Oleksandr Turchynov, is from the southeast (Dnipropetrovsk). The interior minister, Arsen Avakov, who was born to Armenian parents in Azerbaijan, used to live in Kharkiv, and the new head of Ukraine Security Service (SBU), Valentin Nalivaichenko, was born in Zaporizhia, in the south.

    We do not wish speculate about the underlying motives for Klaus’s vocal pronouncements about Ukraine. Let us just say that the thrust of the arguments he has made to date has little basis in reality but rather in the misinformation, half-truths, and malicious lies that are spread by outlets such Russia Today or the Voice of Russia. If his true goal is to (as he puts it) “start a real Ukrainian debate,” Klaus’s public statements seem to be achieving the opposite. Worse yet, they risk bringing their author into permanent disrepute.”

    Andrei Illarionov and Dalibor Rohac are, respectively, a senior fellow and a policy analyst at the Cato Inst

  • Let's start a real Ukrainian debate

    03/13/2015 6:58:39 AM PDT · 13 of 15
    tlozo to AnalogReigns

    Klaus remaining chief sponsor, Petr Keller, #1 Czech oligarch on Forbes list, son of communist era chief of Czechoslovak office at CommeCon’s Moscow headquarters, continues, with exKGB Putin’s blessing doing big business in Russia, after making his initial fortunes, as other members of communist era nomenklature under Klaus’ Wild East lawless early 90s.

  • When Liberals Blew It (Holy Cow...Is the NYSlimes shifting rightward?)

    03/12/2015 6:18:37 AM PDT · 19 of 25
    tlozo to RoosterRedux

    Democrats with a conscience like Moynihan do not exist anymore. His quote on partial-birth abortion:

    “I think this is just too close to infanticide. A child has been born and it has exited the uterus. What on Earth is this procedure?”

  • How Russian Spy Games Are Sabotaging Ukraine’s Intelligence Agency

    03/12/2015 5:31:02 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    tlozo to McGruff

    The SBU’s(Ukrainian) new logo features an eagle stomping on a snake with two crowned heads. The heads appear to be cut and pasted from the Russian state coat of arms.

  • Russian military shelled Ukraine from mid-July, report says

    03/12/2015 5:15:20 AM PDT · 1 of 12
    Its interesting that russians deployed "barrier squads" or anti-retreat troops in Ukraine composed of interior ministry troops. Shades of WWII
  • Why Russia’s Probe Into the Nemtsov Murder Does Not Stack Up

    03/10/2015 12:22:44 PM PDT · 1 of 9
    In another incredible "coincidence" Putin gave a medal to Andrei Lugovoi, the prime suspect in the murder of another enemy of Putin, Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned to death in London in 2006
  • Chechen Leader Kadyrov Receives Award From Putin

    03/09/2015 3:53:10 PM PDT · 1 of 3
    Pro-russian Kadyrov calls the two Chechen assassins of Nemtsov a "true patriot" and a "brave warrior".
  • The American Woman Who Stands Between Putin and Ukraine

    03/09/2015 12:17:19 PM PDT · 3 of 5
    tlozo to Zhang Fei

    Thanks for posting. Good read.

    “She asks the soldiers what they plan to do once they’ve recovered. To a man, they say they’ll return to the front lines.”

  • Suspect in Russian Politician’s Killing Blows Himself Up, Report Says

    03/08/2015 2:19:40 PM PDT · 38 of 41
    tlozo to Defiant

    “I read that too, and was astonished to think it plausible that Putin may not have actually done it.”

    Where have you read anything credible that proves Putin is not responsible for the Nemtsov killing? These Chechens arrested are connected to Kadyrovs pro-russian faction that are currently fighting against the Ukrainian government.

  • Suspect in Russian Politician’s Killing Blows Himself Up, Report Says

    03/08/2015 12:40:22 PM PDT · 34 of 41
    tlozo to tcrlaf

    “They seem to be connected to anti-Russian Chechens currently fighting for Kiev in Ukraine.”

    NY Times article states that these Chechen suspects are connected to the Kadyrov pro-russian Chechens.

    From NY Times”Mr. Dadayev is the deputy commander of the North battalion of Interior Ministry troops in Chechnya”...Mr. Dadayev served in a force founded by Ramzan A. Kadyrov, the man given a Kremlin mandate to run Chechnya as he likes”

  • Putin's Russia is a Gangster Regime

    03/05/2015 7:42:32 AM PST · 10 of 15
    tlozo to mac_truck

    “anti-Russian virulence”

    Lol, maybe there wouldn’t be any anti-russian virulence if the totalitarian russian gangster regime wasn’t engaged in killing opponents and invading neighbors.

  • Crossing the Kremlin: Nemtsov latest in long line of Putin critics to wind up dead

    03/05/2015 7:16:25 AM PST · 9 of 14
    tlozo to elhombrelibre

    I think it was a journalist that commented that the non reaction of the kremlin presidental guard to the shooting was the most telling. They never came out to investigate the shooting. In an area where even pointing a telephoto camera at the kremlin wall can get you questioned, there is no reaction to a shooting.

  • Christians Under Pressure in West - Lavrov

    03/04/2015 11:49:03 AM PST · 5 of 6
    tlozo to marshmallow

    Lavrov is a hypocrite. Russian government persecutes non-orthodox Christians. The Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations, enacted in 1997 under President Boris N. Yeltsin to define the state’s relationship with religion, says respect should be accorded firstly to Orthodoxy, and secondly to Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and [non-Orthodox] Christianity.

  • Vladimir Putin wants to destroy Nato, says US commander in Europe Ben Hodges

    03/04/2015 7:43:48 AM PST · 5 of 20
    tlozo to realcleanguy

    So the US is taking over other countries land and making it part of Newamerica like the russians are with Novorossiya? News to me.

  • Vladimir Putin wants to destroy Nato, says US commander in Europe Ben Hodges

    03/04/2015 7:16:19 AM PST · 1 of 20
    Lt-Gen Frederick “Ben” Hodges says military aid to Ukraine would raise the cost to Putin, for having the 12,000 russian troops inside eastern Ukraine.
  • Lavrov to Raise Issue of Christians' Protection With UNHRC in Geneva

    03/03/2015 6:54:19 AM PST · 7 of 7
    tlozo to marshmallow

    Lavrov is a hypocrite. Russian government persecutes non-orthodox Christians. The Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations, enacted in 1997 under President Boris N. Yeltsin to define the state’s relationship with religion, says respect should be accorded firstly to Orthodoxy, and secondly to Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and [non-Orthodox] Christianity.

  • U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Leaves Ukraine in the Dark

    03/01/2015 8:24:32 PM PST · 16 of 20
    tlozo to mac_truck

    “Furthermore its bogus to claim the radar was outdated”

    If you bothered reading the article you would know that the Ukrainians were given the older TPQ-48 short-range counter-mortar radar system and that they are asking for the next generation of the short-range radar, the TPQ-49.

  • U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Leaves Ukraine in the Dark

    03/01/2015 3:39:50 PM PST · 14 of 20
    tlozo to mac_truck

    The US mortar radar system given the Ukrainians was not only disabled, but also outdated. It is being replaced by the AN/TPQ-49 system so there are no worries about reverse engineering.

    The better use of US tax dollars is to give equipment that is effective in killing aggressive russians “vacationers”.