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Pro-Russian demonstrators burn books, storm buildings in eastern Ukraine
Reuters ^ | March 16, 2014 | Lina Kushch

Posted on 03/16/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT by No One Special

Pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine smashed their way into public buildings and burned Ukrainian-language books on Sunday in further protests following two deadly clashes in the region last week.

Protests, some several thousand strong, spread to Russian-speaking southern districts as Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, under the control of the Russian military for two weeks, voted in a referendum on joining Russia.

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In Kharkiv, Reuters Television footage showed pro-Russian activists scaling an iron gate, smashing a van and breaking into the offices of a Ukrainian cultural center. Two policemen stood nearby, examining the van.

The footage then showed young men seizing Ukrainian-language books, including a volume devoted to the 1932-1933 man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine, which killed from 7-10 million people.

"Do you see what they print here?" one activist said to another.

The activists then took the books into the street and set them alight in small bonfires...

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: coldwar2; communism; communists; holodomor; kgb; putin; russia; sovietunion; ukraine; uukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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History is being erased.

Holodomor: Genocide by Famine

1 posted on 03/16/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

History is also being erased in the US. Surely you know that. Our kids have no idea of American history.

So...what is new?


2 posted on 03/16/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT by dforest
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To: No One Special

Erasing history...sure signs of Marxism’s return and creating the new Soviet man. Lovely. Oh well, cold war back in progress thanks to the morons in Washington D.C. Where’s Ronald Reagan when you need him?


3 posted on 03/16/2014 2:43:57 PM PDT by john drake (Lucius Accius-Roman,170 BC - "oderint dum metuant" translated "Let them hate so long as they fear")
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To: KC_Lion; GeronL

PING.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 2:44:28 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: john drake

We need to resurrect Reagan ASAP. No time to waste!


5 posted on 03/16/2014 2:45:36 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest; john drake; Army Air Corps; GeronL; onyx; Norm Lenhart

Oh Well, Lets Laugh at her Anyway, she is an Idiot you know. Several Conservatives have told me that.

6 posted on 03/16/2014 2:56:53 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: No One Special

Kristalnacht , all over again.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 3:00:55 PM PDT by chatham
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To: No One Special

...kind of like, oh, say, stories about Obama’s daughters get erased from the internet?

Kind of like, oh, say, people whose children were killed in Benghazi are ignored by the media?

People who are facing increased premiums, or are being dropped by the insurance companies or denied coverage are kind of like this, no?


8 posted on 03/16/2014 3:02:23 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: KC_Lion

Back in 2008, Palin probably had no idea that McCain and Obama were working for the same master.

See, they are in agreement. LOL


9 posted on 03/16/2014 3:05:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: No One Special
The activists then took the books into the street and set them alight in small bonfires...

You can't burn a Kindle,
Like you can an old tome,
So they're left there on their own,
In the early morning rain.

10 posted on 03/16/2014 3:08:26 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

Bbut I thought after this POS was elected the world would be healed!

(with all due respect to excrement)


11 posted on 03/16/2014 3:28:04 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: bicyclerepair
It was a case of mass delusion.

Kind of like the Ghost Dance among the 19th century Plains Indians.

12 posted on 03/16/2014 3:33:03 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: john drake

Putin is not a Marxist.

The people of Ukraine should be able to join whatever country they damn well please without over half of the world trying to meddle with their choices.

If I was Ukrainian I’d want to join Russia too. They’ve been living in a sh1thole for the past 20 years.


13 posted on 03/16/2014 3:33:54 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: dforest

10,000,000 Ukrainians were murdered in th Holodomor and that history was erased once before. It can be erased again.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 3:50:56 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ever hear of the Holodomor?


15 posted on 03/16/2014 3:52:06 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Perhaps the Russians, Russian speakers, Communists, and those nolstalgic for the days of the Soviet Union who are living in Ukraine want back into Russia. Most of those in the West, though, do not.

And as far as Putin is concerned, he is a hardline Soviet leader and Communist with an image team and a makeover.


16 posted on 03/16/2014 3:56:46 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: No One Special

Yes, but what’s your point? Should the US taxpayers have to feed the Ukranians now so they don’t join Russia and become an EU gay state instead?


17 posted on 03/16/2014 4:08:05 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion; KC_Lion

Here’s what I don’t get.

We have a situation where the people of that area have made a conscious choice to vote for the lesser of what they consider two evils, both of which are at best, Socialist, at worst, Marxist.

This has greatly upset a number of Freepers who made the conscious choice to vote for what they considered to be the lesser of two evils in the last election, both of which were at best, Socialist, at worst, Marxist.

And no one seems to notice the inherent hypocrisy.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 4:14:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Thunder90

Putin may be a czarist but he is not a communist.

He rebuilt all the churches destroyed during the soviet era and built new ones all over Russia. I respectfuly suggest that you dont know what you are talking about.


19 posted on 03/16/2014 4:16:23 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Norm Lenhart; BarnacleCenturion

20 posted on 03/16/2014 4:17:54 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I am surprised that anyone woould want to return to rule by a power that killed millions of my countrymen.


21 posted on 03/16/2014 4:18:30 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He is a Russian Nationalist who wants Russia to be a world power. In and of itself, I have no qualms with that. A powerful Russia can be a stabilizing influence in the world, especially in the Middle East.

I don’t think Putin is stupid enough to directly threaten NATO states.


22 posted on 03/16/2014 4:18:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KC_Lion

Indeed. But we will play. Because no one thinks.


23 posted on 03/16/2014 4:19:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: KC_Lion

“lets play global thermonuclear war” I loved that movie.


24 posted on 03/16/2014 4:22:27 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator

That is the most important point in this IMO. Most of the world has repeatedly proven it cannot govern itself. 47 plus percent of America has done likewise. And global chaos always results.

History is filled with examples of power abhorring a vacuum. Dosent make it ‘fair’ or ‘just’. Just ‘true’.


25 posted on 03/16/2014 4:23:03 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: trisham

Ally Sheedy was a cutie back then.


26 posted on 03/16/2014 4:25:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Russia is our enemy.


27 posted on 03/16/2014 4:26:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I think Islam is our enemy, and we need to unite with Russia to fight it.


28 posted on 03/16/2014 4:27:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yes. Youth is a wonderful thing.


29 posted on 03/16/2014 4:30:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator

I think that Islam and Russia are our enemies.


30 posted on 03/16/2014 4:30:50 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator

You have to admit that the O regime trying to reignite the Cold War has taken the eye off the Islam ball

The enemy is within the gates.


31 posted on 03/16/2014 4:32:22 PM PDT by dforest
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To: trisham

Then nuke them. Why wait? Isn’t that what you do to enemies? Kill them off?

Otherwise it’s just reciting hollow propaganda. They are not our friend. That’s for sure. But they do not directly threaten America. I’ll look to the founders for advice on ‘Foreign entanglements’.


32 posted on 03/16/2014 4:33:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Show me where I suggested nuking Russia. Otherwise, I believe that you are either mistaking me for someone else, or befuddled.


33 posted on 03/16/2014 4:37:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator

I think you are right.


34 posted on 03/16/2014 4:41:07 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: trisham
I think that Islam and Russia are our enemies.

I think that islam and Russia and Soros and the EU and homosexual moral nihilists are all our enemies.

35 posted on 03/16/2014 4:41:10 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

We have many enemies.


36 posted on 03/16/2014 4:47:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

You didn’t and I didn’t suggest you did.

My point is that everyone is running around screaming “Cold War!” and “Russia is the Enemy”. Well, that presents a choice. We go on war footing and get rid of the problem...or stop making mountains out of molehills.

It is a fact that the majority of Crimeians WANT reunification because they trust the EU less than Russia. That does not make Russia an enemy. It’s a fact that Obama had our state dept over there sticking their brilliant foreign policy in places it ought not be.

If Russia has again become in fact an enemy, hypothetically, why would that be? You ready to send your kids to nuclear death? I’m not. When Russia presents a clear danger to us, I will be. We ain’t close to there unless WE push it.

What I’m saying is people need to put some actual thought into this before spouting 50 year old memes.


37 posted on 03/16/2014 4:47:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Russia is not my enemy...The fact they want to be a player on the world stage should not in and of itself make them an enemy...Now if they start threatening NATO countries, then we’ll talk.


38 posted on 03/16/2014 4:49:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I can agree with that.


39 posted on 03/16/2014 4:49:57 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Thunder90
Most of those in the West, though, do not.

Good. Give them back to Poland, or better, Austria.

40 posted on 03/16/2014 4:51:23 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly.


41 posted on 03/16/2014 4:51:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
Most of the world has repeatedly proven it cannot govern itself

+1. The beginning of wisdom.

Wilson's progressivism has caused 100 years of bloodshed which, at it's peaks consumed 100 million human lives.

How much trouble did the Arabs cause when the Sultan was around to kick ass?

42 posted on 03/16/2014 4:54:36 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Jim Noble

Or that guy Carter abandoned? So many examples and yet they all go ignored.


43 posted on 03/16/2014 4:57:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: dforest

All of the work that he, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II to end communism looks like it was all in vain because there are no world leaders today who have the strength and determination to stand up to the Russian bear. Obama, Cameron, and Pope Francis can’t hold a candle to their predecessors. The Gipper, Maggie, and JP II were a major league all star team on the world stage. The people we have today are little league at best, and it’s a sad day when the free world has to admit the strongest leader is a former KGB office and a bonafide, card carrying communist.


44 posted on 03/16/2014 5:25:33 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

The blame lies with the voters who voted for these fools we have today.


45 posted on 03/16/2014 5:26:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Norm Lenhart; trisham
This is the kind of Crisis that should have been resolved through Diplomacy before it even happened.

Step one of that Diplomacy is not have a Pill Pedaling Homo President working against the U.S.A's best interests.

Now their is next to nothing we can go.

We should have (and still should) do what Sarah Palin said and that is Drill our our own Fossil Fuels. That will give us much needed cash and help undercut the Russian's Enormous Profits they are getting.

But as you said Norm, we won't because no one thinks.

46 posted on 03/16/2014 5:29:02 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

And Barry had lots of help. There are a lot of psychotics in the GOP that back his adventures in foreign policy who flatly refuse to fight him and Sierra/Greenpeace on energy issues here at home.

Lesser evils my Lilly white arse.


47 posted on 03/16/2014 5:33:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: No One Special; All

Very bad move on Putin’s part. This is going wind up being a shooting war. It may play well with the Rusky nationalists but not with the satelites and once the nationalists he’s using to clain he wants to re-capture their “lost territory” figure out it’s all about the money and who is getting it and they ain’t. Putin and Russia will lose big time. Meantime millions killed .


48 posted on 03/16/2014 5:50:03 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: No One Special

We can’t see exactly what was burned. I see reports that these were not books, but Right Sector (fascist party) leaflets found in the building. No way to verify, however.


49 posted on 03/16/2014 5:55:35 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: mosesdapoet

Well there’s lots of liberal elitists that are hoping to see more than mere millions gone for enviro/economic reasons. And there are lots of liberal elitists that don’t like getting their own hands dirty. Often the same people actually. Oh...and they are holding the reins of power in several nuclear armed countries.

And before anyone screams “Tinfoil!” as yourselves if you would trust your family’s life to the possibility it is ‘tinfoil’.


50 posted on 03/16/2014 6:07:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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