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But I don't like the excessive amount of obvious manipulation of public opinion perpetrated by the Russian media and the Russian officials. Such an approach doesn't benefit anyone in the long term.
Yep, works that way as well...
I would ask though...if it's 'obvious' manipulation, it's not really manipulation at all, is it? If one is aware of manipulation it's no longer manipulation, it's a conscious choice.
I take it Till is now admitting the rebels shot down the plane with a Russian supplied weapon?
It was stupid to fly a plane there, but apparently at that altitude it was supposed to be safe. Who knew Russia had given the rebels such weapons?
If it's so pro-Ukrainian, then why is it published in Russian?
It's probably Russian propaganda anyway. If that's the worst thing that is happening in the war, then seriously, it's not a war. Plus both sides are violent dickheads seriously. Russia has made this mess for their own personal gain.
Also stop blaming the right extremists like some communist puppet.
Yeah because the rebels are not doing things that are waay over the top like I don't know, shoot a Dutch plane out of the sky.
Idiot. They would give in before the seperatists revolted. To take quotes after the war started is obviously completely idiotic. Ofcourse he will be like: **** you. At this point.
Russia should stop supplying weapons to rebels and use diplomatic solutions instead.
11 April: Ukraine's Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk offers to devolve more powers to the eastern regions, as pro-Russia occupations in Donetsk and Luhansk continue.
Yet the "protestors" didn't stop, now did they?
Note that this all happened after Russia invaded Ukraine and stole a large proportion of their country....
And this is how I know you are brainwashed by your government. Because the majority didn't start this. You have the rebels that try to separate from the country and are using VIOLENCE in doing so. The reaction by the government is totally justified. You can't just let Russian rebels steal half your country. That would make no sense.
It would be if I decide to now shoot the government out of my province, and then start crying if they come back to reclaim the province for the country.
The funny thing about Russia is, is that in every other country they are supporting the tyrannical government and are stopping the international community for stepping in. Yet now they are suddenly saying it is a humanitarian disaster and the UN should step in. The difference is that you have a minority trying to seperate from a democratically chosen leadership, whereas in the other cases you have dictators against whom the majority of the people are against.
Because the two things are not even remotely the same. the people in Kiev protested and got attacked by the government. The violence the protestors used isn't even remotely comparable to the war the eastern people are using. Plus the protestors in the West didn't shoot our frikking plane out of the sky.
If the Russian people wouldn't be fighting, no one would be dying. There is not some sort of genocide going on. You have some people that rose up against a government and used violence, and who are now being pushed back for that. I have read all your posts on this page and it is clear how badly you have been affected by Russian propaganda. It clearly shows how Russians still can't think for themselves. Honestly, we shouldn't even be trading with a backwards country like yours.
Your opinion is noted. I disagree, but I respect your input.
Yeah, it's pretty much a given that sanctions harm the economy, and harming the economy harms the people.
But...it's not quite what you've presented it as. It's not about 'forcing' the insurgents, it's about stopping the arms transfer to them. If the Russian people are angered by US (and European, lest we forget in our haste to smear those bastard Americans) sanctions, perhaps they should look to their own leadership to resolve the issues that led to the sanctions?
Massing troops on the Ukraine border probably isn't the best way to project peaceful intent , eh?
I have no bias against Russia or the Russian people and despite growing up with the cold war I would much rather see Russia as a partner and ally, but just as we have leadership concerns here in the US, you need to clean up your own house as well...
Import ban eh? Supply goes down = prices go up. Econ 101. Sucks for an already struggling economy.
The sanctions imposed by the US are designed to punish high officials, not the Russian economy. If Putin has been telling you that your country will endure a recession due to US sanctions then he's lying. That's not what they are designed to do, because the US Gov knows that pervasive sanctions like that could anger the Russian population and backfire in this scenario. But of course, Putin will spread that message anyway. Also, the EU also has a host of sanctions against Russian officials, it's not just the U.S.
Sanctions are working as intended in putting enormous pressure and strain on the Russian economy. That's not my estimation. If you look at the markets and you look at estimates in terms of capital flight, if you look at projections for Russian growth, what you're seeing is that the economy has ground to a halt. It has presented the choice to President Putin as to whether he is going to try to resolve the issues in eastern Ukraine through diplomacy and peaceful means ... or alternatively continue on the course he's on, in which case he's going to be hurting his economy, and hurting his own people over the long term.
I'd say Putin's action will bolster the black market significantly. I'm a bit confused as to what he believes shutting off food imports will accomplish, since it seem it will negatively affect his own people more than anything?
Seriously, good luck!
Yes, media is biased, so what? You appear to assume that because bias exists that I've automagically bought into everything that's been said, which is laughable. I've never been one to get my data from a single source, but when the majority of credible sources generally concur over time, it's a reasonable assumption that they've got the big items correct.
Accusing others of bias is a tired but time-honored tradition amongst those who would obfuscate the truth, so do carry on if that's your intent. Using a picture of an acknowledged failure over a decade old shows us what? At least the mistake has been acknowledged (repeatedly) in spoken word, film and print. Can you say the same for anyone else as regards the current situation?
If you have stopped trusting Russian media, and the Russian media is just the Russian government speaking through a guise, then why would you trust the Russian government on anything either? Till has just regurgitated Russian government's constant conspiracy accusations, and then attempted to sell himself as being impartial by assuring that he doesn't trust Russian media.
It appears to have been established that the plane was shot down by Russian-Backed scumbags using Russian armaments, is it critical who posted the video?
1. This message was posted around the same time that MH17 was shot down. The chances of that being a coincidence would be extremely low.
2. If the fanclub posts about their hero shooting down a plane right after it happened, it is very likely that they are at least in contact with someone within the separatist movement.
3. The separatists are basically just a semi-disorganised bunch of ruffians. It's quite hard to tell who is part of it and who isn't. While I agree that media should mention that this social media group claims to not be part of the separatists, we can't say for sure that they really aren't.
Ok so if this is true then it wasn't him personally, it was just his unofficial fanclub boasting about him shooting down the plane. That doesn't really change much does it? It still points towards the seperatists as the guilty ones.
I want some of what you're smoking.
Putin is now doubling down in Ukraine. He fears blowback of losing this conflict and is confident given Ukraine disarray, and EU weakness in trying to punish him. If EU can just unite and act, this mother****er can be stopped. It's EU sanctions that can hurt Russia most.
It would be wrong if Canada did that, it would be wrong if the US invaded because of it and it's wrong in the instance at hand just like it would be in the hypothetical you've postulated.
The term "pro-Russian separatists" is a farce. Call them what they are, Russia's Puppets, so yes, it does mean exactly what I said it did, your feeble attempt to distance yourself notwithstanding. I'm not claiming that they have no grounds for their concerns, I'm saying that licking Putin's scrotum isn't the way to make it better. These folks are just a means to an end for him, a power play, and they mean less than nothing to him in the long term.
You should be opposed to everything your government is doing in this conflict. You should not deny that they are directly supporting and arming separatists and refusing to do their part to ****ing end this thing, nor that the taking of Crimea was nothing more than a political booster for Putin who's numbers were slipping and is the primary cause of the current bloodshed. Putin and your government are one and the same, and have been doing all of these things. Looking at your posts, you've done all of them too. It is plainly obvious that are a supporter of your government's decisions whether you realize it or not--your determined defense of separatists who likely downed the plane is clearly another case in point.
The source you posted this time is a known anti-American, anti-west, and anti-mainstream media online journal that has no real credibility and its "reporters" have no real accountability. The site has a damn blinking donate button. Sources like these are only cited by idiots. This kind of source will accuse the U.S. of wrongdoing for every development without fail.
Most of what you've these past few weeks is kind of garbage I have reasons, and the whole world has reasons to dislike Putin and your country's leadership. You support Putin, who supports the Assad regime in Syria, restrictions on free expression, and annexing weaker countries' sovereign territory. Thus, your words of support are garbage.
There is strong evidence that a Russian-made Buk missile (which the Ukrainian army does not have) took down the plane. These missiles (controlled by seperatists) were in the area before the plane crashed. There is also surveillance video evidence that a Buk system was moved back into Russia and is now missing from Eastern Ukraine.
Yes I can, but I'm not a dumbass inexperienced separatist illiterate being told what to do by other political entities and not really understanding my own part.
They Ukrainians have not been firing any anti-aircraft missiles because the insurgents don't have any aircraft.