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So Rachel's not a Dupe for Putin.. Good. Fascinating report, Benton.. thanks

for all your work on this.

Thanks, I'm putting all of these links in one post so I can add it to my Journal..

EU statement on Crimea
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024680231

FACT SHEET: Ukraine-Related Sanctions (updated)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024678338

Russia's Eleven: Who Are the Officials the U.S. Has Sanctioned?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024680769

Londongrad Dealmakers Face Sanctions Hit After $180 Billion Boom

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024680947#post7

Russian Pol Snarks At 'Comrade' Obama After U.S. Slaps Him With Sanctions
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024678429

Any more?

Thanks ProSense! Kicking for reading a little .. so much new

info today!

Interesting.. the comments under TPM don't seem to be "Dupes for Putin"

"Positively Palinesque tweets. I wonder if he can see Alaska from his house?"

"Nee-Ner, Nee-Ner, I know you are but what am I. Sounds like the Russian version of Joe who is Dumber."

"Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's deputy prime minister, is among the officials whose U.S. assets were frozen because of their support for Crimea's vote to break away from Ukraine and join with Russia. "

I'm not sure what he's snarking about. His assets were frozen yet he's on Twitter jabbing about what if other's don't have accounts?
Ummmkay


Etc Etc Etc..

"OK, I've Had It With The Moral Posturing of Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden"..

snip//

"He did mockingly tweet this morning, "Has Snowden condemned the earthquake in LA yet?"

His point being, I suppose, that Greenwald and Snowden are not required to comment on all events. My point being that the LA earthquake has not enabled Snowden's actions."


http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/03/17/ok_i_have_had_it_with_the_moral_posturing_of_glenn_greenwald_and_edward_snowden

Greenwald and Snowden don't stand up to scrutiny.. it's a good thing for them they have so many fans who don't give a shit what they say or do. Anti-America First.. and the rest of the world can do whatever the fuck it wants. "Moral Posturing", Indeed.

Kick.. EVangelist Franklin Graham: Putin is better on gay issues than Obama.


What took him? Greenwald thinks he slickest oiliest weasel on the block.

Talking Points Memo ✔ @TPM

To TPM, Greenwald quotes Chomsky—"My own concern is primarily the terror and violence carried out by my own state" http://bit.ly/PJ6LFU
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Thanks for those Pesky Details of Putin's Attacks, PS..



The Fight for Democracy in Ukraine: A Conversation with Center UA’s Svitlana Zalischuk

BY Micah L. Sifry

“In the third and last part of our conversation, I asked Zalischuk about the referendum about to take place in Russian-occupied Crimea and the massive Russian troop presence across the border from eastern Ukraine. “Russian invaded Ukraine,” she said, mincing no words about Vladimir Putin’s actions in the wake of Yanukovych’s departure from office. “The referendum itself doesn’t mean anything,” she added, noting that the choice was between “yes and yes,” and didn’t give people a choice of maintaining the status quo. “You can’t conduct a democratic referendum when a whole country is invaded and controlled by the troops of a foreign country.”

This is not a conflict between Ukraine and Russia, she said, it’s a conflict between the civilized world and totalitarianism, one that undermines the whole architecture of the European and world community. I asked her about the idea that the democracy movement in Ukraine was mostly strongest in the western part of the country and not so much from the eastern half, where Yanukovych got the majority of votes. She said the picture was more complicated, because Yanukovych himself had campaigned in favor of stronger ties with Europe when he was running for president.”

http://techpresident.com/news/wegov/24827/fight-democracy-ukraine-conversation-center-uas-svitlana-zalischuk




Travel Guide To Moscow


"First of all, Russia has become very corrupt throughout the last few years. Vladimir Putin has now been in office for twelve years and over those twelve years he has eliminated most elections, monopolized major media, and destroyed the democratic political system. Everyday people are brutally arrested for starting and participating in anti-Putin protests, while some are even detained simply for being nearby. Clearly, Putin’s actions are those of a dictator, and he plans to stay in power as long as possible."

http://sites.psu.edu/egorivanov/2014/01/31/travel-guide-to-moscow/

Readout of the President's Call with Putin..



TOD

Those yelling "Strawman" are trying to Deflect. "Poor Putin.."

"Leave him alone"



Travel Guide To Moscow


"First of all, Russia has become very corrupt throughout the last few years. Vladimir Putin has now been in office for twelve years and over those twelve years he has eliminated most elections, monopolized major media, and destroyed the democratic political system. Everyday people are brutally arrested for starting and participating in anti-Putin protests, while some are even detained simply for being nearby. Clearly, Putin’s actions are those of a dictator, and he plans to stay in power as long as possible."

http://sites.psu.edu/egorivanov/2014/01/31/travel-guide-to-moscow/
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