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Name: Steven Leser
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
Number of posts: 20,036

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xpost from LGBT: I mean it. I will not do Russian State Media.

From: Steven Leser <ccccc@ddddd.com>
To: XXXX XXXX <aaaaaaa@bbbb.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: radio program

Hi XXXX -

I've checked some of your videos, you seem like a nice person. This is not aimed at you so please don't take it that way, but I have been boycotting Russian state media since shortly after the passage of the anti-gay law in June and I am adding the anschluss/unprovoked war of aggression in Crimea to that list of reasons now why I will not do Russian state media. I've heard the pro-Russian arguments that attempt to explain Crimea away, there are always excuses for unprovoked wars of aggression. I am not swayed. I don't care who may have owned what in the past. At one time the United Kingdom owned the state I live in. That does not give them the right to take it back if they could. I've also heard the lame attempts to portray the anti-gay law as something benign.

Again, I am not buying it.

So you know, I protested my own President, George W. Bush for the Iraq war so you can understand that if I don't give the President of my own country a pass for an illegal war, I am not going to do it for the leader of another country.

At this point I view Russia as an outlaw state headed by bigots and war criminals.

Unless Russia leaves Crimea and repeals the anti-gay law, I've done my last appearances on Russian state media. Not only that, I will do my best to get as many folks as I can not to watch or listen to Russian state media and every business and financial fund I possibly can to divest from Russia.

Different folks and shows from RT and VoR have been contacting me semi-regularly over the last 6-8 months hoping I will change my mind. I am not going to change my mind. Both of those issues are completely non-negotiable for me.

Again, this is not aimed at you personally but I think an explanation is in order.

Thanks
Steve

From: XXXX XXXXX <XXXXX@yahoo.com>
To: "ccccc@dddd.com" <ccccc@ddddd.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:32 PM
Subject: radio program

Dear Steven,

This is XXXX XXXXX, I'm a radio host from the Voice of Russia, Moscow.

I was wondering if you'd be interested in discussing the situation in Crimea on my radio show tomorrow at X am EST?
The program is recorded and lasts 30 minutes.

Please let me know, and I'll be happy to give you more details,

Thank you in advance,

XXXX

I mean it. I will not do Russian State Media.

From: Steven Leser <ccccc@ddddd.com>
To: XXXX XXXX <aaaaaaa@bbbb.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: radio program

Hi XXXX -

I've checked some of your videos, you seem like a nice person. This is not aimed at you so please don't take it that way, but I have been boycotting Russian state media since shortly after the passage of the anti-gay law in June and I am adding the anschluss/unprovoked war of aggression in Crimea to that list of reasons now why I will not do Russian state media. I've heard the pro-Russian arguments that attempt to explain Crimea away, there are always excuses for unprovoked wars of aggression. I am not swayed. I don't care who may have owned what in the past. At one time the United Kingdom owned the state I live in. That does not give them the right to take it back if they could. I've also heard the lame attempts to portray the anti-gay law as something benign.

Again, I am not buying it.

So you know, I protested my own President, George W. Bush for the Iraq war so you can understand that if I don't give the President of my own country a pass for an illegal war, I am not going to do it for the leader of another country.

At this point I view Russia as an outlaw state headed by bigots and war criminals.

Unless Russia leaves Crimea and repeals the anti-gay law, I've done my last appearances on Russian state media. Not only that, I will do my best to get as many folks as I can not to watch or listen to Russian state media and every business and financial fund I possibly can to divest from Russia.

Different folks and shows from RT and VoR have been contacting me semi-regularly over the last 6-8 months hoping I will change my mind. I am not going to change my mind. Both of those issues are completely non-negotiable for me.

Again, this is not aimed at you personally but I think an explanation is in order.

Thanks
Steve

From: XXXX XXXXX <XXXXX@yahoo.com>
To: "ccccc@dddd.com" <ccccc@ddddd.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:32 PM
Subject: radio program

Dear Steven,

This is XXXX XXXXX, I'm a radio host from the Voice of Russia, Moscow.

I was wondering if you'd be interested in discussing the situation in Crimea on my radio show tomorrow at X am EST?
The program is recorded and lasts 30 minutes.

Please let me know, and I'll be happy to give you more details,

Thank you in advance,

XXXX

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xpost from GD: Rude Pundit and more on my show that starts a little over 5 minutes from now.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2014/03/16/rude-pundit-and-director-of-churchill-institute-on-russia-and-ukraine

This week we have two special interviews. First, Lee Papa the Rude Pundit returns to talk with me about a number of topics including the latest manufactured outrage on the healthcare law, health care coverage for ex cons, then we talk about Christie giving out campaign inducement trinkets made out of the steel from the downed world trade center buildings and the Alex Sink defeat in Florida and whether that portends anything for the 2014 midterm elections.

Then we have a special treat. Dr. Rob Havers, Executive Director of the Winston Churchill Memorial &. Library at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, joins us to discuss what Winston Churchill’s perspective might have been on the current crisis with Russia.

At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively.

If you want to write to me and give me your opinion of any topic I cover, write to makingsenseletters@yahoo.com and I may just read your opinion on the air. Again that’s makingsenseletters@yahoo.com

Please support the show and our special sponsor by signing up for Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/lesersense

Rude Pundit and more on my show that starts a little over 5 minutes from now.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2014/03/16/rude-pundit-and-director-of-churchill-institute-on-russia-and-ukraine

This week we have two special interviews. First, Lee Papa the Rude Pundit returns to talk with me about a number of topics including the latest manufactured outrage on the healthcare law, health care coverage for ex cons, then we talk about Christie giving out campaign inducement trinkets made out of the steel from the downed world trade center buildings and the Alex Sink defeat in Florida and whether that portends anything for the 2014 midterm elections.

Then we have a special treat. Dr. Rob Havers, Executive Director of the Winston Churchill Memorial &. Library at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, joins us to discuss what Winston Churchill’s perspective might have been on the current crisis with Russia.

At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively.

If you want to write to me and give me your opinion of any topic I cover, write to makingsenseletters@yahoo.com and I may just read your opinion on the air. Again that’s makingsenseletters@yahoo.com

Please support the show and our special sponsor by signing up for Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/lesersense

LA Times: Russian President Vladimir Putin may pay heavy price for Crimea moves

http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-us-ukraine-20140316,0,4828947.story#axzz2w8hQQ4az

...Western officials and analysts increasingly feel that in the long run, Russians will come to see their nation's military and political move into Crimea as a mistake.

Two weeks after Russian forces entered the peninsula en masse, Russia's stock market and economic data have started to signal trouble — the start of what could become a lasting pullback by foreign investors. That would badly hurt Russia's efforts to modernize and diversify its economy.

At the United Nations and other international forums, the number of countries supporting Moscow's strong-arm action has shrunk close to zero. Even China, which frequently sides with Russia on international issues, has turned sour.

Nor has Putin succeeded in splitting the Western coalition and stopping U.S.-led efforts to impose sanctions in retaliation for the seizure of Crimea. Instead, his strategy seems to have driven the alliance together while frightening countries on Russia's borders into closer cooperation with the United States and Western Europe.

The clearest indication of how Putin's action may be backfiring came Thursday when German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had been the foremost advocate for a soft line, shifted position and warned Moscow of a possible new East-West division that could "massively damage Russia, economically and politically."
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Show this wk:Update on Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Native Iraqi who served with the Seals and more!

Don't miss Making Sense with Steve Leser this week!

This week we have a special interview with a native Iraqi interpreter who ended up working with the Navy Seals in Iraq and cowrote a book about it. Codenamed Johnny Walker, Mr. Walker joins us along with his co-author Jim DeFelice. Before we get to that interview, we have continuing coverage of the situation in Ukraine and after that if we have time, a special 60th anniversary of an important broadcasting event and first looks at who won the 2016 Presidential Poll at CPAC, the Conservative conference that ended this past Saturday.

At the end we will have our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense, respectively.

If you want to write to me and give me your opinion of any topic I cover, write to makingsenseletters@yahoo.com and I may just read your opinion on the air. Again that’s makingsenseletters@yahoo.com

Please support the show and our special sponsor by signing up for Audible at www.audibletrial.com/lesersense

The show will air tonight (Sunday March 9) on blogtalkradio.com at 7pm Eastern time at this address http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2014/03/09/iraqi-hero-who-served-with-navy-seals-ukraine-update-and-murrow-anniversary . It will be permanently available at this address via podcast after 8:30pm eastern time.

It will also air tomorrow, Monday, March 10 at 2pm Pacific time in the Los Angeles Basin on KCAA 1050am. It can be heard live at that time from anywhere in the world at http://tunein.com/radio/KCAA-1050-s31934/ . The podcast will be available on KCAA's website at this address http://kcaaradio.celestrion.net/kcaa-podcasts/leser/ .

Putin 2003:“The use of force abroad...can only be sanctioned by the United Nations. This is intl law

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonvingiano/times-russia-condemned-the-use-of-force-without-un-approval



1. Putin on Iraq in 2003: “The use of force abroad, according to existing international laws, can only be sanctioned by the United Nations. This is the international law." http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/12/18/sprj.irq.uk.baker/

2. “I am convinced that it would be a grave error to be drawn into unilateral action, outside of international law,” he (Putin) said. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/11/international/europe/11WIRE-RUSS.html

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4. Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich has said: “Any unilateral use of force without the authorisation of the U.N. Security Council, no matter how ‘limited’ it is, will be a clear violation of international law.” http://news.yahoo.com/ap-interview-putin-warns-west-syria-action-050109984--finance.html

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