Crisis in Crimea: Unrest in Ukraine’s Russian Stronghold

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Id Pafos
Id Pafos

Photo not around Ukraine

yonatanc232
yonatanc232

It's been three months since the more than 2 million workers loss their unemployment benefits. They are still waiting for the republican party to do the correct and morally just thing, and pass the unemployment extension for these families. Many of these families have been evicted from their homes, and have had to file for bankruptcy, for lack of money. It's a shame that these politicians decided to "play party politics" and not do anything to help those in need. The republicans have had several opportunities to vote for the extension bill, but each time they refused to pass the bill, leaving these workers with children, without any means of support or provision. Senator Harry Reid will be making another proposal to the republicans to get this bill passed to help these families. The party that claims itself to be for "family values", has turned their backs on these people, and I hope that these millions of voters, will turn their backs on their party in the 2016 elections. With all the money that goes to corporate welfare, and foreign aid, and foreign interests, it's a shame that no money is set aside for the people in need in this country.

just now

yonatanc232
yonatanc232

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just now

While I'm deeply concerned with the plight of the Ukrainians, with the latest Russian aggression, against their sovereignty and citizens, I'm also very concerned with the plight of our unemployed workers, in this country too. Since late December, more than two million workers and their families, were without unemployment benefits, due to the republicans refusing to vote for an extension of their benefits. These workers have little or no means to provide for their families, without the extension of benefits. The Democrats have made several attempts to get approval of this bill, but to no avail. The republicans continue to reject this bill. Throughout these three months, many of these families have had to face eviction, foreclosures, bankruptcy, and many are now homeless, some living out of their automobiles. Surely this should not happen in a great country such as ours, and certainly not by the party who prides itself as the party for "family values". Where exactly are the values in making families homeless and to suffer? Our country has helped and has been very generous by financing "corporate welfare", and "foreign aid", and has also spent millions of tax payer dollars on Bank Bailouts, and corporation bailouts as well. Way is it a problem to temporarily assist unemployed Americans and their children? We need to speak to the republican party, and let them know that this situation must be corrected quickly, before more families are made homeless



Read more: John Kerry Offers Ukraine Support Against Russia in Kiev Visit | TIME.com http://swampland.time.com/2014/03/04/ukraine-kiev-john-kerry/#ixzz2v47fNXmi

DeanJackson
DeanJackson

The caption for photo 14 reads, "A flag of the Russian Navy hangs from a tree as policemen stand guard in front of the local parliament building on Feb. 28, 2014 in Simferopol."


In fact, that's not a Russian naval flag, it's the Soviet naval ensign...


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


What's that hated Soviet era flag doing there? It's a warning to non-government-approved demonstrators to cease their activities, such as last week's toppling of dozens of statues of Lenin--23-years after the "collapse" of the USSR.


See my comments below for more on this subject...





DeanJackson
DeanJackson

Part I of II


Ladies and gentlemen, Time was very kind to publish photo #1, where we clearly see that the Ukrainian Army still flies the Soviet Communist emblem--the hammer & sickle! See the hammer & sickle on the flag? If the "collapse" of the USSR were real, and not a strategic ruse, that flag would have been disused in late 1991.


Also, did you notice when the dozens of statues of Lenin came toppling down last week in the Ukraine, 23-years after they were supposed to have been toppled, the media refused to cover the incidents and ask the demonstrators why they waited 23-years to bring down those hated images of Lenin?


That's because those demonstrations weren't government-manufactured, as the Kiev demonstrations were, as proved when Kiev "protesters" inexplicably were pressed into service to guard government buildings. With non-government-approved spontaneous demonstrations breaking out all over the Ukraine, toppling those statues of Lenin, the security forces were stretched thin, necessitating that those "protesters" in Kiev posing as demonstrators resume their true identities and guard the government buildings there.


"Protesters" guarding government buildings in Kiev...


https://www.google.com/search?q=kiev+demonstrators+guarding+buildings+pictures&sa=X&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=Z70UU6GAG4yw0QGRhYHACQ&ved=0CCUQsAQ&biw=1440&bih=785#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=HtZHWiYCUUEvzM%253A%3BVkqmY2w82pVHgM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.blogcdn.com%252Fslideshows%252Fimages%252Fslides%252F244%252F251%252F7%252FS2442517%252Fslug%252Fl%252F474116577-1.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.aol.com%252Farticle%252F2014%252F02%252F22%252Fukraine-protestors-sieze-presidential-headquarters%252F20835565%252F%3B2500%3B1663


Now you know why Russian troops are in the Ukraine--to suppress the non-government approved demonstrations in the eastern portion of the nation, while the under-strength Ukrainian security forces concentrate on the rest of the nation.


Purpose for the Ukraine-approved protests...


These protests are manufactured by Moscow in union with the Ukrainian government to facilitate Kiev “giving in” to the protesters’ demand that the Ukraine join the European Union Association, the ultimate purpose for joining so that the Ukraine will be one of the first nations to leave the EU, after it formally joins the EU, resulting in its collapse. The Ukraine's exit will have a more dramatic effect because the Ukraine put up such a fight to join the EU in the first place. Europe will then form a new union with Russia, from the ‘Atlantic to Vladivostok’, which will accomplish two goals for Communist Strategists, (1) the further isolation of the United States in the world; and (2) the end of NATO.






noermend
noermend

all of this was to be expected  Putin thinks he is the boss over there . No change without his consent

noermend
noermend

all of this was to be expected

Lector Paulus Petrus Kim
Lector Paulus Petrus Kim

I do not want to see these mobs any more. They are enemy of the people of Ukraine. Stupid rats!

Dmitry  Motov
Dmitry Motov

Foto: However strange? Apparently she had waited for NATO, not them! )))

Michael Schmack
Michael Schmack

"Venezuela’s Protests Against Maduro Government Continue" Facebook gathered the wrong photo. If you look at the link, it has a different photo and then you will see this photo further down the site.

Devon Dale
Devon Dale

It is ridiculous of Non Native America which is only 200 years old to lecture the world considering what they have done to the Native Americans with invasion, conquest, genocide, & forced assimilation, all are recent immigrant aliens unlike the 40,000 year Native Americans. Ukraninans have resisted Russian invasion & colonisation for thousands of years.

Diego Echeagaray
Diego Echeagaray

Enrique, Venezuela has the richest oil reserves in the Western Hemisphere.

Diego Echeagaray
Diego Echeagaray

Idiots! This photo happens to be Venezuela not Ukraine. Good job, idiots!

胡宇舟
胡宇舟

Well done Time. It's really a nice pic.

Juan Diaz
Juan Diaz

TIME magazine you're a shame for the American media, by the way don't forget that ukranians aren't brown they are Caucasians. Thanks for misleading American people.

Lin Orca
Lin Orca

Ukraine hold on! ! ! Sound support from Taiwan.

Mega Yeti
Mega Yeti

World English Dictionary - Russophobe (ˈrʌsəʊˌfəʊb) — n a person who feels intense and often irrational fear or hatred ( Russophobia ) for Russia or the Russians , or esp the former Soviet Union, its political system, etc Russo'phobic — adj

Blas Femo
Blas Femo

That is Venezuela my friends

Alexandra Kosolapova
Alexandra Kosolapova

WTF?? You give info about Ukraine and put a picture of Venezuela in preview!!

Marinka
Marinka

People don't be zombies! Putin wants to begin new war to re-create Soviet Unoin. I am Ukrainian and we are don't want to see Russian troops in Ukraine. 

Putin, please, let us go our own way!!!! AND TAKE OFF YOUR HANDS FROM UKRAINE!

Nikola Schmidt
Nikola Schmidt

and definitely the photo is photoshoped. So one intentional and one probably unintentional disinformation

Stefanie Bedor
Stefanie Bedor

Time, this is Venezuela. Stop screwing up the important stuff. No hate, im just saying.

Ben Virgo
Ben Virgo

These Venezuelans should stay out of it.

Bob Millar
Bob Millar

And it is about the oil/gas/money. :(

Bob Millar
Bob Millar

Throwing a firebomb at the police is not acceptable.

Enrique Ortiz
Enrique Ortiz

Ukraine, Venezuela.....none of our business....unless they have oil/gas.

Cristian E. Caroli
Cristian E. Caroli

The thumbnail is from Caracas, which is also aflame with protests.

Antonio Rueda
Antonio Rueda

yeah, that's Plaza Altamira @ Caracas, Venezuela.

DeanJackson
DeanJackson

Part II of II


Now read these two revealing quotes from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and former Soviet minister of foreign affairs Eduard Shevardnadze, and what they have in mind for you in the near future:


"Editor's Note: The phrases 'From the Atlantic to the Urals', 'From the Atlantic to Vladivostok' and 'From Vancouver to Vladivostok' are interchangeable in the strategists' lexicon. In the course of his Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, delivered in Oslo in June 1992, Gorbachev said: 'Our [sic] vision of the European space from the Atlantic to the Urals is not that of a closed system. Since it includes the Soviet Union [sic], which reaches to the shores of the Pacific, it goes beyond nominal geographical boundaries'. Note that Gorbachev, who had been out of office for six months, referred to the Soviet Union, not Russia. In an interview on Moscow Television on 19 November 1991, Eduard Shevardnadze continued speaking as though he was still Soviet Foreign Minister: 'I think that the idea of a Common European Home, the building of a united Europe, and I would like to underline today, of great Europe, the building of Great Europe, great, united Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, from the Atlantic to Vladivostok, including all our territory, most probably a European-Asian space, this project is inevitable. I am sure that we will come to building a united military space as well. To say more precisely: we will build a united Europe, whose security will be based on the principles of collective security. Precisely, collective security'. These statements by key implementers of the strategy reflect the central strategic objective of asserting 'irreversible' Russian/Soviet hegemony over Eurasia, thus establishing the primary geographical component of the intended World Government." -- 'The Perestroika Deception', by KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn…


http://www.spiritoftruth.org/The_Perestroika_Deception.pdf



Here's more on the "Atlantic to Vladivostok" union...


http://www.russkiymir.ru/russkiymir/en/publications/interview/interview0004.html


For those unfamiliar with this subject, the “collapse” of the USSR in 1991 was a strategic ruse under the “Long-Range Policy” (LRP). What is the LRP, you ask? The LRP is the “new” strategy all Communist nations signed onto in 1960 to defeat the West with. The last major disinformation operation under the LRP was the “collapse” of the USSR in 1991.


The next major disinformation operation under the LRP will be the fraudulent collapse of the Chinese Communist government. When that occurs, Taiwan will be stymied from not joining the mainland. This is why China is buying up gold all over the word. It is believed that China currently has 3,000 [metric] tonnes of gold. When China has 6,000 [metric] tonnes it will have the minimum gold reserves necessary for its currency, the yuan, to replace the United States’ dollar as the world’s reserve currency, that is after the fraudulent collapse of the Chinese Communist government (the United States gold reserves is approximately 8,133.5 [metric] tonnes).


Now, take a look at the following...


http://www.redstar.ru/


“Krasnaya Zvezda” is Russian (no kidding!) for "Red Star", the official newspaper of Soviet and later Russian Ministry of Defense. The paper's official designation is, "Central Organ of the Russian Ministry of Defense." Note the four Soviet emblems next to the still existing Soviet era masthead, one of which pictures Lenin's head, the man who removed the independent Russian nation from the map, supplanting it within the new nation called the USSR (the USSR being the nation that was to one day include all the nations of the Earth, incorporation taking place either by violent revolution or deception)! Those Soviet emblems and Lenin's head can't still be next to the masthead of the Russian Ministry of Defense's newspaper due to their association with the Soviet Union and its ideals of world revolution; the nations of the world constituting the Soviet Union!


Of course, the fraudulent "collapse" of the USSR (and East Bloc) couldn't have been pulled off until both political parties in the United States (and political parties elsewhere in the West) were co-opted by Moscow & Allies, which explains why verification of the “collapse” was never undertaken by the West, such verification being (1) a natural administrative procedure (since the USSR wasn’t occupied by Western military forces); and (2) necessary for the survival of the West. Recall President Reagan's favorite phrase, "Trust, but verify". Notice that not one political party in the West demanded verification, and the media failed to alert your attention to this fact, including the "alternative" media. When determining whether the "former" USSR is complying with arms control treaties, what does the United States do to confirm compliance? Right, the United States sends into the "former" USSR investigative teams to VERIFY compliance, yet when it's the fate of the West that's at stake should the collapse of the USSR be a ruse, what does the United States do to confirm the collapse? Nothing!


For more on the “Long-Range Policy”, read KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn’s books, “New Lies for Old” and “The Perestroika Deception”, the only Soviet era defector to still be under protective custody in the West:


http://www.archive.org/details/GolitsynAnatoleTheNewLiesForOldOnes



http://www.spiritoftruth.org/The_Perestroika_Deception.pdf


The following is an excellent brief three-page introduction to Golitsyn and his significance in understanding Communist long-range strategy:


http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/archived/looking.htm





mmmfreedom
mmmfreedom

do say, are u in favor of dividing up ukraine or keeping ukraine as one country


in so far as analogies go, i think ur in a quandary rather than a feel good moment 


but yeah! show ur unsolicited support that the ukrainians are most interestingly queezy about lol


Ocsicnarf
Ocsicnarf

It seems that not all Ukrainians feel the same way.

annabreadoz
annabreadoz

@Ocsicnarf Most of Ukrainians are  against Putin invasion. If we are talking about Eastern part, it is mostly prorussian.  They are influenced badly by Russian media , which is strictly  under control of Kreml and Putin so called regime.