Quote: Originally Posted by Praxius
Well then.... If all of this is indeed true..... That would mean the Russians are the..... Good Guys??
How else would a deception work? Her is the 'threat Russia' poses. Russia has gone broke and recovered with a few lessons learned. The US hasn't learned the 1st rule of survival. Only have an army when no other option is available. (rather that being the one and only option available for every incident)
Russian aid convoy checked; military vehicles mass near Ukraine | Reuters (external - login to view)
(Reuters) - Dozens of heavy Russian military vehicles massed on Friday near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy.
Kiev has said the humanitarian aid might be used as cover for a Russian military intervention, and has insisted that its forces check the convoy before it moves across the border.
Moscow has denied any ulterior motives, but has allowed Ukrainian border guards to enter Russia and look at the caravan of trucks in an area opposite the frontier town of Izvaryne.
"Ukrainian border guards are there already in large numbers," border guard spokesman Andriy Demchenko said. The Ukrainian military said the inspection began on Friday morning, but it was not clear how long the process might take.
On Thursday, the convoy of some 280 trucks stopped in open fields near the Russian town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, about 20 km (12 miles) from the border in front of Izvaryne, which is under the control of pro-Russian separatists.
Only to blow them up, if you believe all the reports. lol
Ukraine Says It Destroyed Russian Armored Vehicles Seen Crossing Border - WSJ (external - login to view)
MOSCOW—Ukrainian artillery destroyed a large part of a column of armored vehicles that had been seen entering Ukraine from Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday.
Ukraine, backed by Western capitals, has for weeks accused Russia of sending men and heavy weapons to pro-Russia rebels that hold several towns and cities in Ukraine's east.
Late Thursday, reporters from two British newspapers said they had witnessed a column of around 20 vehicles crossing the border in an area outside the control of Ukrainian authorities.
The reported episode was near where Russian trucks loaded with what Moscow says are relief supplies destined for eastern Ukraine had stopped for the night, adding to fears that the convoy was a prelude to a Russian military intervention. Russia has denied sending men and weapons into eastern Ukraine.
Mr. Poroshenko told U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron (external - login to view)
that the armored vehicles had been destroyed in a phone call Friday, the Ukrainian leader's office said.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, described the movement overnight as a Russian "incursion" and a "clear demonstration" that Moscow is supplying rebel groups in eastern Ukraine.
UN Unable to Verify Kievâ€™s Allegations About Hitting Russian Military Column in Ukraine | Politics | RIA Novosti (external - login to view)
Alleged Russian 'Incursion' Into Ukraine is Pure Fantasy - Defense Ministry | Military & Intelligence | RIA Novosti (external - login to view)
A decent example of how bull**** from the west walks and talks.
Quote: Originally Posted by El Barto
80% approval rating , that is like Saddam's 100% election ballots
That move of putting the supersonic cruise misslies that are capable of taking out a Carrier saw 10% added just like that, the speed and ease of Crimea did the rest. 3rd term the people cheered, 3rd term for Obama would have the people doing what?
Let the people of Iraq see what 10 years later would bring there would have been no Iran/Iraq war.