When you compare it to the glowing coverage of the self-defense units that were securing and protecting the bias and outright agenda-pushing distortions are so clear they are a crime in my mind. This blog serves as the indictment.
"Grab for power in Crimea raises threat of split; Strife could pit fledgling Ukraine against Kremlin" by Andrew Higgins and Steven Lee Myers | New York Times, February 28, 2014
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — With the Russian flag planted atop the regional Parliament, Crimea raised the specter of secession from Ukraine on Thursday, threatening renewed civil conflict and a showdown between Ukraine’s fledgling government and the Kremlin.
Across the region’s capital, Simferopol, a well-orchestrated power grab by pro-Russian forces played out: Armed militants took control of government buildings; crowds filled the streets chanting “Russia, Russia,” and legislators called for a vote to redefine relations with Ukraine.
With all information about EU and US financing and fomenting of the coup, Nuland using the F-word, and on and on, all scrubbed from my piece of war $hit.
This is such rank rot propaganda it is enough to make one cry on this last day in February.
Beware the false flag during the Ides of March, world.
The region is currently autonomous, meaning it has greater local control.
Police officers, nominally under the control of the Ministry of Interior in Kiev, made little effort to control the crowds and, in some cases, even applauded their pro-Russia zeal. The police stood aside as the armed militants built a barricade outside the regional legislature. The authorities ordered an emergency holiday leaving streets mostly empty.
Yes, now they are armed militants -- unlike the brave Ukrainian civilians operating alongside the police so security could be provided and the excesses of the former government exposed, yes, or the invisible Venezuelans who never seem to make much print. Zeal is only fine when it is Jewish settlers in occupied Palestine.
And the police behind them, too! Good thing that never happened during the Occupy Wall Street time, even though those kids were fighting for you and your pensions, stupid armed thug all filled with state-appointed power.
“This is the first step toward civil war,” said Igor Baklanov, a computer expert who joined a group of anxious residents gathered in a drizzle at a thin police line near the Parliament building, a line that quickly vanished when activists of a nationalist group called Russian Movement of Ukraine marched up waving Russian flags.
Yeah, well, some would like to describe it as a civil war. We know -- and the world knows -- it's a EU/US-$pon$ored put$ch.
The rush of events in Crimea, which is home to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, accelerated the forces tugging at Ukraine since the ouster last weekend of President Viktor F. Yanukovych. The events also deepened a dangerous rift between Ukraine’s new leadership and the Kremlin, which has refused to recognize the new government and now appears to have given shelter to the ousted president, and they added a new element of uncertainty to Russia’s relations with the West.
Yanukovych, last sighted in Crimea over the weekend, appears to have since been spirited to Moscow via a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, the region’s biggest city, which last Friday forced its Kiev-appointed mayor to resign in favor of a Russian businessman.
By midafternoon, legislators — at least those who could get through the scrum of pro-Russia protesters outside, past barricades, and past unidentified armed insurgents inside — met to discuss holding a referendum on the future status of the volatile Black Sea peninsula....
Oh, those protesters a "scrum." That pretty much says it all. That and the insurgent tag. That means you are off the reservation of approved anything according to the agenda-pu$hing in$trument I call a paper.
Also uncertain by late Thursday was whether enough of the assembly’s 100 members had shown up to give the legislative session the quorum needed to make its decisions legal.
The ones on the other side of the country were considered legitimate, so WTF? this rank rot hypocrisy combined with distortions and obfuscation is bad.
Has the propaganda pre$$ finally raised the white flag?
Refat Chubalov, a leader of the region’s minority Tatar population, a community of Turkic Muslims, said he had not been informed about the emergency session and denounced any decisions it took as invalid.
If a referendum is held, it would almost certainly lead to an overwhelming vote in favor of weaker links with Ukraine and even outright secession.
Let's see the bankrupt new government use its military to get it back.
It was not immediately clear what, if any, direct role Russia played in engineering the tumult, but the situation here matches in some ways a situation that previously played out in such areas as Abkhazia and South Ossetia, where largely pro-Russia populations broke away from Georgia, a former Soviet republic like Ukraine, to effectively become Russian protectorates.
That Georgia attempt was another CIA effort, sorry. These guys never quit, and why would they when they are so close to their project for world domination? It's going to dissolve in their hands as soon as they put the last piece into their hands, but who cares? Dreams are made to be fulfilled, and worlds are made for wars.
Russian military vehicles, which had been far more visible on the streets than usual in previous days, stayed in their compounds on Thursday.
So Russia is again reaction with caution and reserve?
Russia controlled Crimea for centuries but lost it to Ukraine in 1954 following what at the time seemed an inconsequential redrawing of internal Soviet boundaries by leader Nikita S. Khrushchev.
Nothing having to do with borders is ever inconsequential.
The pace of developments has perhaps outrun even Moscow’s capacity for geopolitical machinations.
OMG! As if they were! What a whitewashing piece of rubbish!
Having mobilized its air and ground forces around Ukraine on Wednesday for previously unannounced military exercises in western Russia, Moscow has raised expectations among its most zealous supporters that it will intervene to support their cause.
Yeah, and when the US buzzes China with B-52 runs or drones off some missiles it's no big deal.
And according to my history professor, that was Russia's downfall in the 1970s. They became all talk. Rest of the world started to realize they wouldn't be there when the "rubber hits the road," so to speak.
But any open military intervention would risk plunging Crimea, a vital outpost for the Russian navy, into bloody chaos and undermine security inside Russia, particularly in heavily Muslim areas.
That right there is a BLATANT THREAT to ACTIVATE the Chechen Al-CIA-Duh assists! Thank the Lord the Sochi Games are over.
So when does the lead liar of the AmeriKan media, the NYT, see the inside of a courtroom?