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I don't believe any of it. My secret input from a high level deputy to an oligarch, whose name needs to remain anonymous, confided in me that the Academi [former Blackwater]  mercenaries were still occupied in the Crimea. Russia pays upfront, Kyiv has a debt crisis and all EU subsidies are needed to pay the Gazprom energy bills Yanukovich left behind.

Russia Joins the Movement - #OccupyCrimea  :-)

Speaking of Occupied ... here is an interesting link.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 8th, 2014 at 03:20:43 PM EST
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Yeah...I/we (Serbs) knew about Srdjan for quite a long time...scum.
Trouble is that either (just)some of us realize these things to late or these things are never out in the open. Lately thanks to Internet it is harder to hide it for long. But honestly it is all so confusing that sometimes it is hard to believe anyone and anything.
We people are generally so naive...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat Mar 8th, 2014 at 07:49:30 PM EST
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Mystery Mercenaries in Donets'k

Author analyzed event and concludes it's a unit Спецназ (Alpha) СБУ - SWAT (Alpha) SBU.  History of the Spetsnaz units in Ukraine after collapse of the USSR - here.

There is a US Security Guard located in Kyiv, Ukraine. Training exercises here and TopGuard website here.

In early RT publication, the propaganda line of Blackwater was issued. In updates, the mercenaries were dubbed being from Greystone Ltd.
    "It was reported that the tough guys are employees of Greystone Limited, a subsidiary of Vehicle Services Company LLC belonging to Blackwater/XE/Academi."

Who is Greystone?

US mercenaries deployed in Southern Ukraine

Although NATO has officially stated it would not intervene in Crimea, according to Russian political scientist Alexander Dugin, Greystone Limited, a subsidiary of Academi (formerly Blackwater), has kicked off its deployment in Ukraine.

Mercenaries arrive in groups - dressed in civilian clothes and carrying bulky packs - at Kiev airport, from where they are apparently sent to Odessa, in the southern part of the country.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 05:17:22 AM EST
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What's the link to your blockquote?

As in any case it contains a link to the totally meretricious voltaire net, I'm taking it's a bunch of crap. Links to voltaire net are taken on ET to be toxic.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 06:04:55 AM EST
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Meretricious or mendacious?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 06:18:42 AM EST
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Synonyms of "meretricious" being false-seeming, spurious, valueless, tawdry, trashy, I think we can have both.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 07:44:17 AM EST
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What is the status of EU of this site and LaRouche movement?
by das monde on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 08:28:52 AM EST
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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 08:39:02 AM EST
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Out of their little minds?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 10:57:50 AM EST
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The Larouchians I gave up on a long time ago. The first site linked I don't know about, but anyone organising protestes against war gets props from me. Doesn't mean I agree with other opinions they mave have, but I generally agree that war is a bad thing.

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se
by A swedish kind of death on Fri Mar 14th, 2014 at 05:59:41 AM EST
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Is a legitimate action group founded in 1992 by Ramsey Clark. Former Attorney General under President Lyndon Johnson during the Vietnam War, he became part of the anti-war movement and organized numerous "tribunals" to place judgement on leaders accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

As the lawyer, Clark has also provided legal counsel and advice to prominent figures worldwide.

Here are some links:
Ramsey Clark as AG in prosecution of draft dodgers. Later initiated protest against bombing raids over Hanoi, North Vietnam.
National Veterans Inquiry on U.S. War Crimes in Vietnam
Mumia Abu-Jamal honors Ramsey Clark & the Int'l Action Center
After the Gulf War, in 1991, Clark initiated a war-crimes tribunal
The People vs. George Bush : Iraq War Crimes Tribunal in 2006

Anything ADL doesn't like, must be positive on certain principles ...

Anti-Imperialist and Anti-war ... an ADL backgrounder

Under the guise of an anti-imperialist and anti-war agenda, the Far-Left International Action Center (IAC) and its affiliate, the ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, have been at the forefront of injecting anti-Israel fervor and support for terrorism into the anti-war movement.

Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, IAC regularly organizes protests against capitalism and what it perceives to be American imperialism, including policies related to the economy, immigration issues and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ANSWER, its anti-war spinoff which was founded in 2001, has a narrower agenda and focuses on "campaigning against U.S. intervention" in foreign countries.

IAC and ANSWER's ideology is strongly rooted in the Workers World Party, a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist party founded in the 1950s on the principle that only socialism will end "exploitation, racism and war."  Both IAC and ANSWER organize many anti-war rallies around the country and they have become a galvanizing force behind the anti-war movement, leading the way in expressing opposition to the United States' wars abroad.

IAC: Ramsey Clark receives UN Human Rights Award 2008

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 14th, 2014 at 03:50:32 PM EST
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See my comment here.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Mar 12th, 2014 at 06:06:54 AM EST
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