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  • ‘We shot down MH17 thinking it was Ukrainian cargo plane’: Sensational admission by pro-Russian

    07/24/2014 7:30:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 24, 2014 | John Hall
    A pro-Russian separatist fighting in eastern Ukraine has admitted rebel forces shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, it has been claimed. The militant, who has not been identified, reportedly said fighters blasted the Boeing 777 out of the sky - killing all 298 people on board - after mistaking it for a Ukrainian government cargo plane. He said the rebels only realised their mistake when they began searching the crash site for the parachutes of military crew who may have bailed out the aircraft, only to find the bodies of children. The rebel - who worked locally as a miner...
  • UKRAINE: EU threatens to opt out of helping to extract oil

    07/24/2014 6:15:26 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    The Times Today ^ | 24/07/2014 13:33
    Günther Oettinger Reuters Reuters EU threatens to refuse to help Russia extract oil More details here: http://tsn.ua/svit/yes-pogrozhuye-vidmovitisya-dopomagati-rosiyi-dobuvati-naftu-the-times-360415.html If the Kremlin does not change its position on Ukraine, the EU will cease to provide technical support in the extraction of oil. EU threatens to abandon support of the European Union threatens oil extract of refuse help to extract oil in the Arctic if the Kremlin does not change its position on Ukraine and begins to work on de-escalation. According to British newspaper The Times, it said European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger. In particular, the provision of technical assistance. The...
  • Ukraine Slavianka: exhumed mass grave of victims of terrorists

    07/24/2014 6:00:14 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Mass grave of victims of terrorist decision by the investigator to be exhumed on Thursday to identify the remains of victims and the criminal investigation. About it on his Facebook page wrote Advisor Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko. He posted photos of the mass grave "Slavic victims of terrorism that today decision by the investigator to be exhumed to identify the remains of victims of criminal investigation and in order that in the future could bury their relatives." "There are buried, how innocent people tortured Slavic and other cities in Ukraine, unfortunately find themselves in this terrible, at that time a...
  • Ukraine: Anti-Terrorist Operation [Ato] Anti-Terrorist Operation-Daily Summary For July 23, 2014

    07/24/2014 5:50:09 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    BurkoNews ^ | 24/7/2014 26 minutes ago | Roman Burko
    (Translated by Roman Vlasov) ATO forces continued the active phase of offensive operation. In the night of July 23 the settlements of Kozhevnya and Krasnaya Zorya were liberated from illegal armed groups. Therefore the goal of taking under control the Check Point Marinovka has been fulfilled. Closer to lunch time the Ukrainian Armed forces also took under control Marinovka and Djakovo. So the first corridor which was formed by terrorists at the end of May (Kuybyshevo-Dmitrovka-Snezhnoye) is now completely controlled by Ukrainian armed forces. According to the so far unconfirmed information, the National Guard troops captured settlement Blagodarnoye, therefore blocking...
  • Two Ukrainian military jets shot down over rebel-held area

    07/24/2014 2:35:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/24/14 | Michael Birnbaum and Carol Morello
    Separatists fighting the Kiev government claimed credit for shooting down two warplanes Wednesday over eastern Ukraine near where a passenger airliner crashed last week after being struck by a missile. The attack on the warplanes came just six days after the Malaysia Airlines disaster...
  • 18 soldiers return to Ukraine after medical treatment in Russia

    07/24/2014 1:54:54 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 6 replies
    The Kyiv Post ^ | July 24, 2014, 11:14 a.m.
    18 Ukrainian servicemen have returned home after undergoing medical treatment at hospitals in the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-Don, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Vasyl Zvarych told Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday, July 24.
  • Communist Party Ousted From Ukraine Parliament

    07/23/2014 8:53:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 7-23-2014 | Commies Stow
    The Communist Party of Ukraine will cease to exist on Thursday, the speaker of Ukraine's parliament announced. "We only have to tolerate this party for another day," Verkhovnaya Rada speaker Oleksandr Turchinov said on Wednesday in comments carried by online news portal Ostro.org. Discussion of the Communist Party's dissolution began in earnest in May, after party leader Petro Simonenko said that if he were in charge of the country, he would immediately call back the troops from eastern Ukraine, referring to the military operations taking place there as acts of "war against the people," RIA Novosti reported. Turchinov, who was...
  • Malaysia plane downed by top Russian export

    07/18/2014 5:27:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 18, 2014 | Daniel Goldstein
    Russian-made SAM has long held the respect of the world’s militaries WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The downing of a Malaysian Boeing 777 over Ukraine by suspected separatists using a Russian-made “Buk” surface-to-air missile, or SAM, is a grim reminder of a Cold War truism. Russian SAMs are some of the deadliest in the business. While the ground weapons of Russia and the predecessor Soviet Union — namely, the T-72 main battle tank and BMP-series infantry fighting vehicles — have fared particularly poorly in combat in Middle East wars against the Israelis and later against U.S. and coalition forces in the 1991...
  • Russian soldiers VK-page (Russian Facebook) shows RUSSIA is shelling Ukraine with heavy artillery

    07/23/2014 6:01:58 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 17 replies
    Ukraine@War ^ | 7/23/2014 | Ukraine@War
    Valdimir Petrov found evidence of a Russian artillery unit shelling Ukrainian positions from Russian territory, because a soldier from this unit is posting photos on his VKontakte page (the Russian Facebook). Or course immediately after discovering this, his page has been deleted. But the info is still here:
  • Russian Inmates to Build Bridge to Crimea

    07/23/2014 5:40:04 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 6 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 7/23/2014 | Moscow Times
    Russia's Federal Penal Service said that the country's inmates would soon be contributing to public works including the construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge to Crimea and a cleanup operation in the Sochi region, the Kommersant newspaper reported Wednesday.
  • Obama Talks Tough, But Putin Doesn't Look Scared

    07/23/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Just three days after President Obama delivered his "get tough" speech on Ukraine aimed squarely at Vladimir Putin, Russia's president has responded — not with words, but deeds. Obama has been lauded for his speech on Monday regarding Russia's role in downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing 298 people. "Russia has extraordinary influence over these (Russian) separatists," the commander-in-chief said sternly. "No one denies that. Russia has urged them on. Russia has trained them. We know that Russia has armed them with military equipment and weapons, including anti-aircraft weapons. Key separatist leaders are Russian citizens." Sounds like he was...
  • Putin signals total disregard for the West as rebels take down two more Ukrainian planes

    07/23/2014 2:10:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Vladimir Putin just showed the world exactly what he thinks of the President of the United State and NATO allies calls for him to rein in the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Less than a week after rebels took down a Malaysian passenger plane carrying nearly 300 civilians, the militants loyal to Moscow are not laying low. “Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country that are controlled by Russian-backed separatists, according to Ukraine’s defense ministry,” USA Today reported on Wednesday. It was the first reported shoot down of a plane over eastern Ukraine...
  • Sen. Fischer: increase Russian sanctions in wake of Malaysian jet crash

    07/23/2014 1:20:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    nebraskaradionetwork.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Brent Martin
    Sen. Deb Fischer supports increased sanctions against Russia in wake of the downing of a Malaysian commercial flight over Ukraine. Fischer acknowledges much isn’t yet known about the doomed flight, except that it was shot down by a missile fired from territory occupied by pro-Russia separatists. Fischer says the U.S. must go beyond sanctions and lend support to Ukraine. “I believe our goal must be to help the Ukrainians regain control of their country and that means providing them with assistance and holding Russia accountable for its actions,” Fischer tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call. Accident investigators have yet...
  • British Journalist for Russian TV Missing in East Ukraine

    07/23/2014 11:45:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    NDTV ^ | 7-23-2014 | AFP
    A Russian television channel said on Wednesday it had lost contact with a British journalist reporting from conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. RT said on its website it had been unable to reach Graham Phillips since the early hours of Wednesday after he went to cover intense fighting around Donetsk airport. The channel said it received a text message from Phillips saying "All is fine" at around 2:00am, after which contact was lost. RT's editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, posted a link to the story on her Twitter account, saying "our stringer Graham Phillips has gone missing in Ukraine." RT said it had warned...
  • UKRAINE: VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky spoke to US Amb. to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt VIDEO

    07/23/2014 11:30:40 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    VICE NEWS ^ | Jul 17, 2014
    An Interview With America's Ambassador To Ukraine: VICE NEWS Russian Roulette (Dispatch 58) On Wednesday 7/16/2014, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky spoke to US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, who said he has no doubt Russia is arming the separatists, effectively encouraging the escalation of the fighting
  • Why Vladimir Putin Is Kicking Barack Obama’s Behind

    07/23/2014 9:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/23/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, four days after Vladimir Putin’s minions in Ukraine shot down a passenger airliner carrying 298 people, including an American citizen, President Barack Obama emerged from the White House to issue a statement. Scowling at the camera, Obama stated: “Russia has extraordinary influence over these separatists. No one denies that. Russia has urged them on. Russia has trained them.” Finally, after fulminating for several minutes about the nastiness of the Russian government, Obama approached the predictable climax: threats of action. Except that there were none. Instead, Obama explained that if Russia were to ignore his warnings, it would “only...
  • Ukraine war crimes trials a step closer after Red Cross assessment

    07/23/2014 8:06:58 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-22-2014 | Tom Miles
    The Red Cross has made a confidential legal assessment that Ukraine is officially in a war, Western diplomats and officials say, opening the door to possible war crimes prosecutions, including over the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH-17. "Clearly it's an international conflict and therefore this is most probably a war crime," one Western diplomat in Geneva told Reuters. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the guardian of the Geneva Conventions setting down the rules of war, and as such is considered a reference in the United Nations deciding when violence has evolved into an armed conflict. "Within...
  • Exclusive: Ukraine Asked U.S. for Tech to Counter Russia's Jet-Killers

    07/23/2014 7:50:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 23, 2014 | Staff
    Last month, Ukraine quietly asked the United States and NATO for sensitive equipment to jam the radars that Russian anti-aircraft systems use to lock their missiles on planes. As the United States and NATO last month began to publicly acknowledge the sophisticated Russian anti-aircraft systems moving into rebel held areas of eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev asked for gear that might be used to counter those weapons. According to a former senior U.S. defense official who has worked closely with Ukraine’s military and a former head of state who has consulted with the government there, Kiev last month requested...
  • British arms sales to Russia are embarrassing, hypocritical and morally repugnant

    07/23/2014 7:25:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    telegraph ^ | July 23rd, 2014 | Tim Stanley
    Let’s start by stating the obvious: the revelation of continued British arms sales to Russia is both embarrassing and morally repugnant. A report by MPs has found that out of 285 export licences to Mother Russia from the UK, just 34 have been cancelled following the annexation of Crimea – despite William Hague’s pledge to end any shipments that could be used to oppress the Ukrainian people. Sure, the Foreign Office did put a block on components for air-to-air missiles and warships, but UK manufacturers were allowed to continue to supply “weapons sights, sniper rifles, bomb-proof suits, unmanned aerial vehicles,...
  • Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine to fend off Putin-backed rebels

    07/23/2014 7:24:41 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Maggie Ybarra
    A team of Pentagon officials is heading to Ukraine to help the country rebuild its fractured military, a mission that lawmakers and analysts expect will result in recommendations for greater military assistance in the country’s fight against pro-Russia separatists amid international outrage over the downing of a commercial airplane. Within the next few weeks, a group of Defense Department representatives who specialize in strategy and policy will head to Kiev to evaluate specific programs that the United States may want to help bolster, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman. Their objective is to work with Ukrainians to “shape...
  • Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down as Kiev accuses Moscow of sending more arms to separatists

    07/23/2014 7:19:19 AM PDT · by GT Vander · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Iana Zagaruiko
    DONETSK, Ukraine – Two Ukrainian military fighter jets were reportedly shot down over the nation’s contested eastern region on Wednesday, even as U.S. and Ukrainian sources said Russian weaponry has been pouring in to separatists following the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane last week. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said two Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down Wednesday afternoon over an area called Savur Mogila. The planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each, according to Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky.
  • Comic Relief: Security Adviser Praises President Obama's 'Extraordinary Leadership' on Ukraine

    07/23/2014 6:07:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Churchill: Never give in. Never, never, never. FDR: The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself. Obama: Fore left! Sometimes public service demands too much of a man. Take poor Tony Blinken. Appearing on Morning Joe today, President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser actually claimed that the president was exhibiting "extraordinary leadership" in putting pressure on Russia over Ukraine. Yes, so "extraordinary" that even as Blinken was being introduced, news was breaking that the Putin-backed Ukrainian rebels had resumed their terrorist ways, shooting down two Ukrainian military planes. View the video here.
  • Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash - Moscow

    07/22/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT · by McGruff · 65 replies
    “A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,” said the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov speaking at a media conference in Moscow on Monday. “[We] would like to get an explanation as to why the military jet was flying along a civil aviation corridor at almost the same time and at the same level as a passenger plane,” he stated. The presence of the Ukrainian military jet can be confirmed by video shots made by the Rostov...
  • Why Vladimir Putin Is Kicking Barack Obama's Behind

    07/23/2014 5:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, four days after Vladimir Putin's minions in Ukraine shot down a passenger airliner carrying 298 people, including an American citizen, President Barack Obama emerged from the White House to issue a statement. Scowling at the camera, Obama stated: "Russia has extraordinary influence over these separatists. No one denies that. Russia has urged them on. Russia has trained them." Finally, after fulminating for several minutes about the nastiness of the Russian government, Obama approached the predictable climax: threats of action. Except that there were none. Instead, Obama explained that if Russia were to ignore his warnings, it would "only...
  • 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in eastern Ukraine

    07/23/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/14 | FoxNews
    KIEV, Ukraine – Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
  • A Policy So Bizzare, So Obama

    07/23/2014 4:45:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | John Ransom
    Obama has a new get-tough policy with Russia. It’s called the War on the Billionaires. The United States is using narrow sanctions against Russian billionaires—private persons presumably-- some of whom Obama supposes supports Russia’s war in Ukraine. And the policy isn’t just bizarre; it’s Obama. He’s seen our war on millionaires here at home, and raised them a war on billionaires in Russia. “The U.S. and Europe are gearing up for a new round of sanctions expected to be announced this week that will impose travel bans and business sanctions against several Russian billionaires with ties to Russian President Vladimir...
  • MH17 crash video showing Chaff falling from sky (IMHO)

    07/23/2014 4:21:00 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/23/2014 | self
    I was browsing video on Youtube of the MH17 crash scene and noticed something unusual. The source of the video is Russian Television, but posted to Youtube on the 17th here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fjpB5gw3iM in line with the timeline of the crash. Best views :16-:30 in. I searched post-by-post here at FR back to the 17th and didn't see any Title asserting this had been observed. Notice the Chaff falling from the sky...
  • America Invites Calamity Through Weakness - Putin learns who he can push around

    07/23/2014 4:02:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Witness the latest fruits of modern leftist foreign policy, as embodied in this instance by the much ballyhooed Obama/Hillary Clinton “Russian Reset”: 298 people who booked a flight on Malaysian Air’s Flight 17, now dead. Brutally slaughtered by those thugs supplied and inspired by Vladimir Putin — the ex-KGB agent who has come to view the president of the United States and his secretary of state (make that secretaries of state, in the plural) as, in the vernacular, wimps. Leaving him free to do anything and everything from invading Crimea to supplying anti-aircraft missiles to his favored thugs prowling the...
  • This Administration Thinks It’s Handling Putin Well

    07/22/2014 10:08:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The National Review's The Campaign Spot ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Another piece of evidence to support the theory that this administration thinks it’s doing a terrific job, on every front, all the time: David Axelrod ✔ @davidaxelrod Remember not long ago when some folks in DC were almost in awe of Putin's moxy and cunning? He's not looking so slick now. 9:05 AM - 21 Jul 2014 Washington, DC, United States 265 Retweets 147 favoritesFirst, it’s spelled ”moxie.”Second, Obama and his fans love to blur the lines between acknowledging Putin’s ruthlessness and willingness to act, with little fear of consequence, with some sort of admiration for him. Remember when this...
  • US: No Link to Russian Gov't in Plane Downing

    07/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PDT · by kristinn · 128 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Ken Dilanian
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. The intelligence officials were cautious in their assessment, noting that while the Russians have been arming separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. had no direct evidence that the missile used to shoot down the passenger jet came from Russia. The officials briefed reporters Tuesday under ground rules that their names not be used in discussing intelligence related to last week's air disaster, which killed 298...
  • How rebel mourning MH17 victims was turned into looter with trophy (Video debunks media narrative)

    07/22/2014 1:43:54 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    RT ^ | July 22
    Twitter is quick, but too quick sometimes – recently it burst with photos of an evil Ukrainian militiaman who took a teddy bear from the victim of Malaysia plane crash as a trophy. But the full video shows he was just paying the tribute to the dead. “Pro Russian holds up stuffed toy like trophy. Mr @PutinRF_Eng, are you proud of your compatriots?" wrote a twitter user John Gosling. A photo signed “pro-Russian fighter holds up a toy found among the debris at the crash site of MH17” has been used by such major media outlets as the BBC and...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: 140 day prayer marathon.

    07/22/2014 1:21:10 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    22.07.14-140 day prayer Marathon. In the morning, had to send three buses with the settlers, and several cars in different directions. Unfortunately one bus did not go, not because of the fighting or the inability to check out, and people just ignored it. Yesterday when bombed asked hysterically that they would be urgently taken, and when a little calmed down, then simply ignored this while then did not take the tube, and just sent one away. How to understand people then? I had to pay the driver 400 UAH. Not ustoyku , and a few people just taken by car...
  • Ron Paul:"Obama" partly to blame for Malaysia Airlines disaster

    07/22/2014 10:19:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    Washington Times Online ^ | 7-21-14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul said Sunday that the United States shares part of the blame in the attack on the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine last week, and that theObama administration may try and use the tragedy as an excuse to attack Russia.
  • The Day of the Hawk

    07/22/2014 8:41:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    The bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie was premeditated mass murder. Gadhafi was taking revenge for Reagan's raid on Tripoli in 1986. The downing of KAL 007, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, was mass murder in the second degree. Seeing an aircraft intrude into Russian air space, Soviet officers brutally ordered it shot down. The downing of the Malaysian airliner that took the lives of 298 men, women and children was not deliberate terrorism. No one wanted to massacre those women and children. It was a horrendous military blunder, like the U.S. shoot-down of the Iranian Airbus by the...
  • Defying allies, France to deliver first warship to Russia

    07/22/2014 7:22:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Yann Le Guernigou and Guillaume Frouin
    * Hollande confirms first warship delivery, questions second * Both domestic backers and opposition applaud move * But Russian sailors get lukewarm welcome in port town PARIS/ST NAZAIRE, July 22 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing their objections as hypocritical. Speaking on the eve of an EU meeting to discuss sanctions on Moscow over the downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, Hollande said late on Monday that a first Mistral warship would...
  • What the Media Won't Report About Flight MH17

    07/22/2014 3:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim - even before an investigation - that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council - just one day after the crash! While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event,...
  • MH17: Pinning Everything on Putin Is Too Easy

    07/22/2014 2:04:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's London ^ | July 21, 2014 | M.E. Synon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The British newspapers, like the British government, are pinning the blame for the Malaysian Airlines disaster on Putin. Most Americans, whether Democrats or Republicans, would see things the way these UK headlines do: "Putin is a pariah – he must be treated as such" "Britain and America implicate Russia in Flight MH17 missile attack" "Two British families killed by 'Putin the terrorist'" And over a column written by Prime Minister David Cameron, this headline: "This is an outrage made in Moscow" However, some well-informed conservatives in Britain are pointing the finger for the war in Ukraine not at Putin, but...
  • Why The Russians Are Panicking Over Flight 17

    07/21/2014 1:32:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tom Nichols
    <p>Putin, I’m sure, was briefed ahead of time and told that such an accident could never happen.</p> <p>No, Mr. President, we will sweep any Ukrainian military jets from the sky. Yes, Mr. President, we will control their airspace, and paralyze them, until they accept partition, as we did with Crimea. No, Mr. President, we are professionals and there is no chance of error or detection. We have trained to fight Americans, this will be a piece of cake.</p>
  • UKRAINE: The Forces of ATO Summary for Today

    Today the forces of ATO were quite productive. At 04.30 began a fight for the of Dzyarzhynsk and Gorlovka. Already at 4 p.m. was raised a flag over the Dzerzhinsky. Immediately after this, the power ATO moved to Novgorod, then put in a quandary. The situation is likely recalled with line Maginot Girkin during World War II. Wait for the bulk of terrorists will not succeed. Given that the troops, around the same time released PIC., Mironovsky again bypassing the fortified district of terrorists from the flank, Gorlovka hit the neighborhood. A successful set at the rear of the Group...
  • Dutch forensic team 'impressed' by work at MH17 crash site

    07/21/2014 6:56:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-21-2014 | BBC
    The leader of a Dutch forensics team has said he was impressed with the work done at the site of the MH17 airliner crash in Ukraine. Forensics expert Peter Van Vliet said: "I think they did a hell of a job in a hell of a place".
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: 21.07.14- 139 day prayer Marathon.

    07/21/2014 6:12:11 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 7 replies
    21.07.14-139 day prayer Marathon. Donets-city of joy and roses, turns into a city of sorrow and tears. Bus station "South" is closed, railway station works, but only intermittently, the market partially destroyed after the shelling, in Petrovsky district Admin town fighting, more difficult to leave the city. Today all day were evacuating the people, do not know how many calls were made, negotiation, listening to hysteria and outspoken accusations, but all this can be described as panic and fear of the real face of death. Ask God for wisdom and patience. It's hard to say how many dozens of people...
  • Russia Says Has Photos Of Ukraine Deploying BUK Missiles In East

    07/21/2014 4:22:57 PM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 38 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 07/21/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Ukraine hasn’t said how it immediately knew rebels downed Malaysian plane, notes the Russian Foreign Ministry, as it unveils 10 awkward questions for Ukraine (and perhaps the US 'snap judgment') to answer about the MH17 disaster. However, what is perhaps more concerning for the hordes of finger-pointers is that: RUSSIA HAS IMAGES OF UKRAINE DEPLOYING BUK ROCKETS IN EAST: IFX RUSSIA: UKRAINE MOVED BUK NEAR REBELS IN DONETSK JULY 17: IFX RUSSIA DETECTED UKRAINIAN FIGHTER JET PICK UP SPEED TOWARD MH17
  • Donetsk Militia Agrees on Ceasefire in 25-Mile Zone Around MH17 Crash Site

    07/21/2014 4:10:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    RIaNovosti ^ | 6-21-2017 | RIA
    The Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine agreed on Monday to declare a ceasefire in clashes with pro-Kiev forces in the radius of 40 kilometers (25 miles) around the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to a leader of the self-proclaimed state. “This should help to ensure safe work of experts [at the crash site],” Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Boroday said during a news briefing. Boroday said a large group of international flight safety experts, including officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is expected to arrive in Donetsk soon. It was...
  • Malaysia, Ukraine Rebels Reach Agreement to Allow "Safe Access" for MH17 Crash Investigators

    07/21/2014 3:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Mic ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jared Keller
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak reached a deal with the leader of the pro-Russian separatists in control of the MH17 crash site to allow "safe access" for international investigators. "Under difficult and fluid circumstances, we have been discussing the problems that have occupied us all: securing vital evidence from the aircraft, launching an independent investigation, and above all recovering the remains of those who lost their lives," Razak said in a statement. "Tonight, we have established the basis of an agreement to do just that." The remains of 282 victims of the crash, currently in Torez, will be moved by...
  • Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko: The World Must Choose Sides

    07/21/2014 2:45:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    In the wake of the attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, "every country, including Russia," must determine whether it is "together with the terrorists or together with the civilized world," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday. In an exclusive interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Poroshenko said, "Every country and every person, and every leader should find out their own place." "We know exactly" where a missile was shot that hit the plane Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard, and where the flight crashed, he said. "And all this territory is firmly controlled by Russian-supported terrorists." Ukraine has "a lot of...
  • Obama and Kerry Don't Think the US Has the Moral Authority to Confront the World's Bad Guys

    07/21/2014 1:11:14 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7-21-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, President Obama just -- well, what did he do? He told Putin he better let in the investigators. He better let in these international investigators, or else. He said, let 'em in there. Same thing he said on Friday. He said this is unacceptable, it's intolerable, what happened here, and called for other nations to ratchet up sanctions against Putin. I don't know, folks. It's hard not to be cynical here, but I don't know how else to react to this. I could not, in good conscience, open this program today by saying to you, "Well, I'll tell...
  • Ukrainian Separatists or Putin's masked aggressors?

    07/21/2014 1:10:15 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 1 replies
    self | 7/21/2014 | self
    It is sickening to see media calling “Ukrainian separatists” bunch of Russian masked military thugs executing Putin’s order to annex Ukrainian territory. When Yanukovych “thing” did not work out, Ukrainians froze at Maidan to put end to “joining Putin's great mother Russia”, Putin mobilized his army at Ukrainian border, took over Crimea and now is biting more pieces of Ukraine. Ukrainian people, even Russian speaking and especially Crimean Tatars do not want to be part of the Putin’s great Russian empire again or ever. Masked spetznatz and Russian military personnel with modern armaments, no markings, are not Ukrainian separatists!!!!!! If...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: Statement by Serhiy Taruta

    07/21/2014 11:09:35 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    Tikhon Sergey Kulbaka ^ | 21/7/2014 14 minutes ago | Tikhon Sergey Kulbaka
    Donetsk panicked. The townspeople have convinced each other that our city is attacking the Ukrainian army. Know that it is a lie. I want you to know that our town was captured by barbarians and terrorists. They've fooled you, promise Golden mountains, and instead brought to our House chaos, destruction and death. Realizing that they do not find mass support from the Donetsk, terrorists have taken our city hostage and killed in the residential areas. Dear Shakhtar! I know for a fact that the armed forces of Ukraine did not, do not and will not wage war against their own...
  • Ron Paul Defends Russia After Malaysian Plane Crash

    07/21/2014 11:03:00 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Nusiness Insider ^ | 7/21/14 | Colin Campbell
    Former Congressman Ron Paul defended the Russian government on Sunday and slammed Western leaders for spreading "propaganda" after a Malaysian Airlines plane was allegedly shot down by Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine. "Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said," the former presidential candidate wrote. "While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report." One of those unreported things, Paul claimed in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, was the...
  • Putin has ‘let slip the dogs of war’: Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird

    07/21/2014 10:37:19 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Andy Radia
    Amid allegations that Russian-backed separatists are actively impeding the investigation into Thursday's downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine territory, the international community is expressing its anger. Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, said that he wants justice and that justice needs to start with a "credible unimpeded independent investigation" of what happened. "I'm very very disturbed by reports of the careless, even callous way in which the crash site has been treated," Baird said via a teleconference in the U.K., with reports suggesting that Russian rebels were removing bodies and evidence from the crash site and threatening international...