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reply to post by Xcathdra
just read my post again.
I did and my question stands. Why should NATO back down?
The question becomes more relevant with the mindset you just described for Russia with it being close to the end on the world stage. I can see Putin behaving like a wounded animal, lashing out at anything and everything as it goes down. To be honest I would prefer the risk and have forces ready / close to counter anything than stand down and get blindsided.
Russia started this mess, and to suggest those nations who don't agree should just walk away to keep the peace is, with all due respect, and insane idea.
Our ex-SBU source: #Ukraine's anti-terror operation in the eastern part of the country is failing massively.
Euromaidan PR @EuromaidanPR · 26m
#Gorlovka police station taken by assault, ground floor on fire. Shots being fired. There's at least 1 injured. gorlovka.ua |PR News
reply to post by demus
The fact of the matter is, if Russia doesn't back off the S will hit the F and Russia KNOWS it. This is not just about Ukraine. The whole region is surrounded by NATO countries who joined NATO for a reason.edit on 14-4-2014 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)
@BSpringnote: Word coming that Ukrainian military has surrounded Slavyansk. Moment of truth if true
anyway, do names
sounds familiar?edit on 14-4-2014 by demus because: printing heavenly reports
exactly, but Russia has no choice.
NATO on the other hand has.
strategically speaking (tchandra please leave it...:cheers
reply to post by ProfessorT
Pic from inside Slovyansk
At this point #Ukraine faces a complete collapse of its security which may result in Ukrainians rising up against their govt and invadorsedit on 14/4/14 by asen_y2k because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Xcathdra
Its a current pic from inside Slavyansks, showing that its still peaceful there, amids reports of military surrounding the town.
"You have to stand about a week before we start phase 3 release of the sister country," RUSSIAN special forces training
10:08 14.04.2014 3 comments Donetsk
At the disposal of our colleagues from well-known and reputable Donetsk Internet editions of the island was hit by a fragment of GRU special forces briefing transcript of the General staff of the Russian Federation.
«…Military in the form of continued:
So the first stage is completed in two major cities of administration and security service seized.
Turn now to the second. We operate on the same lines, now a small, scattered groups: a group of 30-60 fighters captures Police Department in a small town. The name of your town, you will learn along the way. There will be several groups ... I even do not know the exact number I.
As soon as the Police Department captured-you are 20-30 people from the locals-we were preparing aranee. They will produce. Give them weapons, it does not matter that not all of them know how to use it. Will you use a gun if necessary. They know the person they are your talking heads, and if necessary your hostage. They should make the stipulated requirements. You are not vysovyvaetes′. Your business is war.
Once you have joined the "our" local residents and prepared a first defensive perimeter, to report-we begin to transmit as much information about the incident. In the city, in the area-we have enough people to do this.
After a while you will start to be curious and sympathetic. Among them are our people to ensure the supply of materials needed, and all that is needed. Try from the start to attract third-party people to stay with you. Flags, campaign materials delivered in advance, they will bring up the "talking heads"-organize their distribution among the people on the square, the streets in front of the police. Your role-simple artist "talking heads".
You need to establish an ongoing scale-the first performance of "talking heads", then in between songs, poems-disks and sound equipment are waiting. Second: record of volunteers. There are a number of people who register first. This is another group of soldiers, it will be scattered in the crowd. Each of them works individually. They will suppress the resistance of those who disagree.
The third-the barricades. It is important that your additional perimeter. Used tires, metal constructions, barrels and wood for the fire. Distribute the weapons. Confiscate alcohol. So, in the fourth: arrange the hot drinks, I repeat: hot, not strong (laughter in the audience). At least you can organize facilities for supporting crowd. Rain canopies, toilets.
Particular attention to women, and especially women, who came with children-they are your voluntary human shields. I repeat: those who come to you will not shoot at women and children; I know it is hard to believe in this psychologically, but I repeat: nothing to worry about, all women and children will be alive and well, but if they let go, and you begin to destroy, kill you, and then all those women and they would be killed, too, to all the blame on you. Remember, you're a Nazi, you're the Inhumans. Holding women and children with them, you actually protect them from the brutal murder of this filth, which calls itself the local authorities.
You have to survive for about a week, until the moment when we will start the third phase for the release of a fraternal country. Questions?
-What to do in case of resistance, police?
-Shoot to kill. If you are able to go inside the premises-find one of those who resisted, no matter who it is, and destroy with extreme cruelty, in the eyes of others to intimidate. The corpse of the local security forces to hide make. It demoralizes them, someone will go to you.
-What if we begin to surround under rules of the anti-terrorist operation is a total blockade on the perimeter, sympathizers with the square one with investigating identity, blocking mobile communications, etc.?
-Good question, soldier! Answer: first, we grab a couple of cities, their arrangement makes difficult the simultaneous expansion of anti-terrorism units.
Second, we have our own people in local power structures-they will block such action, justifying this minimization of losses among the civilian population and the absence of terrorists. They ordered-despite their opposition, the expand Antiterror "organize" volunteer hostages from among the officials of the authority. In the case of assault-they must be destroyed. You are responsible for it.
In addition, our Minister of Foreign Affairs makes a condition for its participation in international negotiations, the lack of a forceful solution to the issue. This is your additional support personally from it (laughter). Nothing funny-we all, we all work for the win.
-What if the authorities will go to meeting the requirements of the "talking heads"?
-We need to first and get that information. On the way back they would be attacked. If you do not let the "talking heads" to return to the talks and isolate negotiators from the crowd. If it is impossible to convince that this is a deceptive maneuver by the local authorities to accuse of betrayal and defeat one of them in front of the other negotiators. You must do this on the elevated tones, as though in emotion. How would even accidentally. Remember very well-no agreement with local authorities and is out of the question. We will negotiate with them when they are in their cells. And we will agree.
More questions? No? God help you, you bastards! You prepare for years, you color our troops-and the birthplace of your hopes. "
Section: policy news
Topics: terrorism, war, law enforcement agencies, separatism
14:28 Air assault forces in Slavyansk sided with the pro-federalization self-defense forces, RT reports.
Nikoloz @NikolosGeorgian #BREAKING:The group of separatists are going to storm #Lugansk City Administration. #Ukraine.#Russia #Donetsk #Kharkiv 13 mins ago 3 retweets |
The self-defense forces in Slavyansk have been put on alert, self-defense coordinator Mykola, who asked not to be named, told Interfax by telephone.
Thomas van Linge @arabthomness #Ukraine BREAKING: "anti-terrorists" operations in eastern Ukraine are about to start, Ukrainian army is surrounding #Sloviansk 14 mins ago 3 retweets |
A source in the Ukrainian parliament has told the Russian Interfax news agency that CIA's Director John Brennan has recently visited Ukraine's capital Kiev and had several meetings with representatives of Ukraine's power-wielding agencies.
The US Central Intelligence Agency has claimed reports that CIA Director John Brennan had influenced the Ukrainian authorities' decision to launch a special operation in eastern Ukraine, The Los Angeles Times reports with reference to a CIA official, Todd Ebitz. Ebitz chose not to comment on reports that Brennan had visited Kiev.
MOSCOW, April 14 (RIA Novosti) – The Central Intelligence Agency rejected reports Monday that its director, John Brennan, orchestrated an operation in southeast Ukraine over the weekend against protesters rallying in support of federalization.
Ukrainian security forces launched the operation to quash unrest in Slaviansk in the country's Donetsk Region against demonstrators who had seized local government buildings. At least one person was killed and nine injured in the clashes, according to local health officials. Activists said at least three people died.
“The claim that Director Brennan encouraged Ukrainian authorities to conduct tactical operations inside Ukraine is completely false. Like other senior US officials, Director Brennan strongly believes that a diplomatic solution is the only way to resolve the crisis between Russia and Ukraine," CIA spokesman Todd Ebitz was quoted by the Los Angeles Times as saying.
The spokesman declined to comment on Brennan's recent travel itinerary.
I'm glad you said that because I'm experiencing the same thing. Twitter has gone all funny and I'm getting error messages and my internet is painfully slow despite having one of the best broadband packages around. It's all a bit strange but it could just be a coincidence.
Looks like a sudden news blackout. And internets acting all wierd.