Skip to comments.Russia Lies About Invading Ukraine as It Invades Ukraine
Posted on 08/29/2014 5:46:23 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
As Russia troops and tanks make an apparent bid to open the land route to annexed Crimea, discontent is growing in the motherland about the obvious but oft-denied war in Ukraine.
MOSCOW, Russia Where U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have failed to make Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledge his ever-more-overt invasion of Ukraine and think about pulling back, Valentina Melnikova, the head of Russias famous Soldiers Mothers Committee, might just have a chance.
Early Thursday morning, Melnikova started getting phone calls from Russian army bosses. All of them, from the deputy defense minister to the paratrooper division commanders, wanted to meet with the great matriarch of the Russian military. She had accused the entire high command, along with Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin of invading Ukraine and of committing a crime against Russian citizens by sending Russian soldiers to "the bloody battlefields" without declaring the war, without signing legal papers with the servicemen, without letting Russian mothers know where exactly their drafted sons ended up dying.
The day before, Russian servicemen were fighting shoulder to shoulder with pro-Russian separatists in Novoazovsk, a strategic port city on the Russian border. By taking over Novoazovsk, the separatists cleared the way for more servicemen to pour into Ukraine. According to our expert analyses, said Melnikova and few organizations have better information than hers there are over 10,000 Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine today."
(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...
Russian public opinion, in fact, does not support the idea of invasion: the latest polls by the Moscow Public Opinion Foundation showed that only 5 per cent of Russians want the regular army to fight in Ukraine. But not many Russian citizens are ready to demonstrate against the war.
Nice to see that Baghdad Bob is working again.
Putin has learned how to lie well from obama, the LIAR in chief. I’m rather surprised putin hasn’t blamed his invasion on Bush.
Indirectly, I think he has. I've read he was upset and felt threatened by NATO's continued expansion eastward after the breakup of the old USSR.
IMHO he is just biding his time and waiting for Winter. He can then go without Euros longer than Europeans can go without heat, and everyone knows that. So the EU will get their gas when he gets the Ukraine.
If Barack won’t call it an invasion it must not be an invasion! Period!
Did he learn that from us or did we learn that from him"
In Russia and America, the will of the people is irrelevant. The government will do as it damn well pleases and it’s up to the propagandists to sell it. Here, that’s the mission of the MSM.
Russia acts like our own politicians. The difference is that Russia is being belligerent against a foreign nation and out politicians are being belligerent against the People.
Good grief, it's not as if they were Tea Partiers or something.
Like so many of these threads, if the posters don’t want to openly defend the new Soviet Putin, then they turn the thread into an anti-America thread, or anti-Obama thread as an indirect way of diluting or sidetracking criticism of the Russian goals they support.
You’re absolutely right. And by damning America, as if they were from the Reverend Wright’s church, these Putinistas show they’re more loyal to Putin than they are to the USA or to conservative values. I’m surprised they’re still allowed to be here, but that’s up to Jim.
I’m sure the dictator in Russia appreciates you clearing up the moral differences for them.
Back in the USSR!
Former KGB Putin is a lifelong liar.
Historically it was the American left media and politicians that learned to lie from the KGB, and not the other way around.
Russia loses Euros by not supplying Europe with heat.
It's a two-way street.
You said: “...IMHO he is just biding his time and waiting for Winter. He can then go without Euros longer than Europeans can go without heat, and everyone knows that. So the EU will get their gas when he gets the Ukraine...”
This is the point. I rather would send our European troops into the western Ukraine if they block the pipelines than defending their formal property in eastern Ukraine against the majority of the people (who are Russians) living there.
Regards from Europe
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