“Then you do not read enough. US & EU have given many senior government posts to members of the Right Sector/Svoboda/Social National Party these are far right groups who openly use the Nazi wolfsangel symbol. Then, in Orwelian irony, our leaders and media suggest any reaction to this going on in Russia's back yard makes them like Hitler!”
Twootchy on May 23, 2014 at 14:08:01
“Sounds like left-wing paranoia and Russian nationalism.
There are significant parallels between Crimea and the Sudetenland.
“According to what we are led to believe that is. You do not need to be a Putin fan to see that it is in fact the Western regimes that are the threat to global peace, just look at NATO expansion or the amount of US bases around the globe then try comparing that to Russia.”
“Another lemming being led over the cliff. Can't you remember the actual sequence of events in Ukraine?, it was US sponsored Right Sector militias that overthrew Kiev BEFORE anything happened in the Crimea. Look at NATO's expansion before pointing the finger. I suspect you don't remember the sacrifices of our Grandfathers, of many nations including millions of Russians that has allowed you the freedom to spout nonsense just like the Royal loose cannon, Charles.”
Twootchy on May 22, 2014 at 18:00:23
“What militias? What I read was mostly peaceful protesters with a very few armed hotheads on either side.
What we saw in Crimea and are now seeing in Eastern Ukraine is armed groups attacking the government, howling about "fascists" and "racists", while justifying their actions on the basis that they're Russians, even though they're not Russian citizens.
“Ezme, that's just myth. "The number of billionaires living in the UK has risen to more than 100 for the first time, according to the 2014 Sunday Times Rich List." If there's any shortage at all, it is morality.”
“The West needs to take some responsibility. Boko Haram only rose to their current level of power and activity after NATO's disastrous Libyan intervention allowed weapons to flow freely over the borders. This tragedy and other acts of barbarism have a direct link back to NATO, it's called blow back, and has and is warned about consistently by leading military analysts.”
“Independent reporting on the Syrian civil war indicates that the “rebels,” not the government, have resorted to poison gas, partly to overcome the regime’s advantages in heavy weaponry, but mainly to provide a pretext for imperialist intervention against Assad.”
“Considering the underhand behaviour of Nato (see Nuland gate etc) I don't blame Crimea for not allowing in Nato's international observers team. The double standards are, as usual, blatant. International monitors were threatened with arrest in the US elections, easy to forget ! You speak of choice for Ukrainians but it seems that it is in fact democracy that Nato is scared of, after all they removed a democratically elected gov in Kiev and have installed a puppet putsch gov instead and now whitewash their far right senior govt appointments. I'm not defending everything Russia does and is doing but from a historical viewpoint I can understand at least some of their behaviour.”
doughnut70 on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:18:24
“The government that was removed was removed by the Ukrainian parliament which followed Ukrainian law completely and the actions were supported by his own party in parliament which has also officially opposed the Russian seizure of the Crimea (even though that is the party that is regarded as being pro-Russian by most). You may think you are not reflexively defending everything Russia is doing, but if you really believe that, you are kidding yourself. Even inside of Russia many people are opposing this action. What it is really about is the Russian obligarchs who are living large are worried about the spread of democracy. This is no different than under the communist system where party insiders lived like potentates with untold wealth, while most people had nothing. But the difference is that with a free press and the right to openly disagree, people are finding out how well the upper classes were living in those countries and starting to ask questions. That is what the Russians couldn't have.”
“I'm guessing that if this coming referendum is for staying with Ukraine you'll except it otherwise you'll say it's not valid or illegal etc etc. This media frenzy about Crimea is only a distraction from what was another US regime change, this time in Ukraine for the Nato expansionist agenda. No wonder Russians are getting defensive.”
doughnut70 on Mar 12, 2014 at 15:40:46
“You seem to be tied into "choosing sides" rather than trying to analyze a situation objectively. One of the many things that has been commented about in the upcoming referendum is that there is no choice that allows the status quo. One choice is to vote to become part of Russia, the other is to become part of the Ukraine, but with the caveat that the Ukraine they are talking about is being run by the former leader and the current Crimean parliament. Also voting is to be done with the ballots being counted as they are cast, so everyone is identified with their choices. It's worse than Hitler with the Anschluss. But again, the key point which you are trying to dodge by including rhetorical hyperbole is that the Russians are refusing to allow any outside observers to watch the election process. As for Nato, that should be a choice for all of the people in the Ukraine shouldn't it?”
“You're just not getting it. You must still believe that the US, UK and Swedish judicial systems are fair and transparent. They wouldn't be spending so much on guarding the embassy when all is required is for the Swedish authorities to interview him there OR for the Swedish authorities to guarantee that they won't allow the US to extradite him. The US wants him badly, not because they can stop the leaks, they're already out there, no they just want simple revenge.”
“He isn't daft, that's why he's there. The fake accusations are only about allowing the US to put him in a cell next to Manning, and all this for showing the truth about state criminality. Don't blame the messenger.”
Kadngi on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:15:57
“If the accusations are fake, as you say they are, then Assange wouldn't have any problem actually facing his accusers in the court of law.
It's a bit rich of talking about Manning, when Manning's the one who didn't even bother evading the authorities, while Assange lounges comfortably in an embassy and is actually one evading authorties.”
Firstly, which country doesn't have official discrimination laws and which country would you suggest?
Secondly, you're confusing politics with sport and nationalism with patriotism.
Your last line sums up your pontificating.”
“At G2 they tried to strike a deal where women and children could leave but the FSA and other AQ affiliated opposition forces were worried that if that happened the SAA/SAF would just flatten them, tacitly admitting that they do use women and children as a human shield and that Syria does not just bomb civilians as claimed.”
“The opposition is only a tiny minority too. When Kerry visited you he gave away the plan and it all went down the pan. When Sochi is over things will be different, no one wants fascists to gain any power.”
She Va on Feb 4, 2014 at 21:02:12
“Well, then, thank God that you won't gain any power, sir. Because you are just as much of a fascist as the people of Ukraine, who are actually fighting for their freedom. Learn before commenting - first things first. Ignorance may be bliss, but it makes you look ridiculous.”
“There'd be a lot more people alive now if we didn't intervene in Iraq or libya, those despots were keeping a lid on extremism, but they weren't our despots, that is what killed them. Now the West, Israel and GCC are sponsoring extremism in Syria for the same ends using the same lies.”
“Incredible backlash! the BBC fails our democracy on a regular basis with it's silence on many events, yet this self publicist gets airtime to expose his views and people react swiftly. What a sad state of affairs.”