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Leader of self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic challenges Ukrainian president to duel

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posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 06:41 AM
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You can't make this stuff up. Here, from ITAR-TASS, the only remaining reliable Russian news source:


LUHANSK, November 19. /TASS/. The leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky, has challenged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to a duel in an effort to “put an end to the war.”

In an open letter to Poroshenko, Plotnitsky said the duel will choose the winner in the confrontation of the self-defense forces with the Kiev government to stop the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

“Let’s follow the example of the ancient Slavic leaders and glorious Kazakh chiefs* and clash in a fight. The one who wins will dictate** the terms to the opposite side,” Plotnitsky said.

The LPR head suggests that the Ukrainian president should pick the venue for the duel himself and also offers him to select the weapon.

“I do not oppose a live broadcast on any TV channel, if you believe this is possible. It is up to you to choose the venue for the fight and the weapon. Each side has a right to bring 10 observers-seconds and 10 media representatives to ensure that the fight is fair,” he said.


itar-tass.com... [Emphasis mine. --DJW001]

He looks serious about this:



Just as the petty Fascist leaders of Central Europe modeled themselves after Mussolini and Hitler, the would-be leaders of " Novorossiya" are beginning to imitate Vladimir Putin's macho play acting:



Photo source.

Awfully grand uniform for the master of a few hecaters, don't you think?


*ie; Cossack Hetmen.
** Interesting choice of words....
edit on 26-12-2014 by DJW001 because: Edit to add additional material.




posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 06:55 AM
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Its about time there is a politician to have the balls to even entertain the thought .Too many young people die for fraud . Oh an I thought that Putin controlled all of the media in Russia and you are saying they have a legitimate news source ? a reply to: DJW001



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:00 AM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
Its about time there is a politician to have the balls to even entertain the thought .Too many young people die for fraud . Oh an I thought that Putin controlled all of the media in Russia and you are saying they have a legitimate news source ? a reply to: DJW001



Actually, as a former competitive fencer, I agree with you. The world would be a much safer place if so-called " leaders" settled their differences like gentlemen. This Plotnitsky does not look like a gentleman, however.

Putin does indeed control all the media in Russia, ITAR-TASS is one of the few outlets that refuses to publish outright lies without larding them with the appropriate " allegeds."



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:09 AM
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This Plotnitsky does not look like a gentleman
a reply to: DJW001 Be careful judging by looks .Bernie Mandoff must have had appeal and looked respectable . Heck most politicians dress up in a suit in order to look trust-able . They even put actors in lab coats to make it appear more respectable .



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:14 AM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1



This Plotnitsky does not look like a gentleman
a reply to: DJW001 Be careful judging by looks .Bernie Mandoff must have had appeal and looked respectable . Heck most politicians dress up in a suit in order to look trust-able . They even put actors in lab coats to make it appear more respectable .


Plotnitsky looks like a tough customer, but why is he wearing that comic opera uniform?



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:31 AM
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Dont know . He could have been part of a play at a theater .Could have been at a costume party .Could be --------- fill in blank but if you want to be accurate and truthful you will have to research it .



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
Dont know . He could have been part of a play at a theater .Could have been at a costume party .Could be --------- fill in blank but if you want to be accurate and truthful you will have to research it .


I intend to when I have time. Meanwhile, it certainly looks like he's putting on the airs of a turn-of-the-last-century petty aristocrat.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:59 AM
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Meanwhile, it certainly looks like he's putting on the airs of a turn-of-the-last-century petty aristocrat.
a reply to: DJW001 His words say something different though .If unless though they were much more heroic then then the ones of today .



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 08:12 AM
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Nice idea, let the old politicians die instead of the youth of a nation.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 10:46 AM
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Jeezuz MORE freaking propaganda .............im glad the guy at least wore his clown suit to make this announcement.....



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001


Photo source.

Awfully grand uniform for the master of a few hecaters, don't you think?


*ie; Cossack Hetmen.
** Interesting choice of words....


That looks like a fake photoshop.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: johnnyjoe1979

Straight out of Odnoklasniki or VK....the Photoshop center of the universe.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:29 PM
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It is indeed a photoshop... but no-one is going to question the sanity of a man who challenges someone to a duel in the 21st century?



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: DJW001

THINK That headlines a typo
He actually challenged him to a duet

www.youtube.com...



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 03:47 AM
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It looks like my assertion was right: people dig idiotic macho posing in a leader. No wonder Putin remains so popular,



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: DJW001




You can't make this stuff up.


Well it is Russian media so they could make it up, but in this case I doubt they did.

I do enjoy the enthusiasm, but it just shows how some cannot remove themselves from the past, and a duel is about as far in the past as one can go.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 05:19 AM
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originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: DJW001




You can't make this stuff up.


Well it is Russian media so they could make it up, but in this case I doubt they did.

I do enjoy the enthusiasm, but it just shows how some cannot remove themselves from the past, and a duel is about as far in the past as one can go.


Putin has been deliberately balkanizing Central and Eastern Europe and Western Asia since day one, splitting tiny ethnic enclaves off of larger states and making them dependent on "Mother Russia": South Ossetia, Transdniestria, Abkhazia and now Novorossiya. This fits in with his program of narodni, a sort of artificial nationalism akin to the Germanic concept of das Volk.. It is based on romantic 19th Century Russian intellectual ideals of the "Russian soul." It is not surprising that some of his puppets would behave like characters out of Lermontov or Tolstoy.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 05:29 AM
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Putin has been deliberately balkanizing Central and Eastern Europe and Western Asia since day one,


Oh you know you just kicked the equivalent to a hornets nest with that...even though it is true the backlash from the pro Russians should be interesting to read.

Although a duel would be something to watch...hell think of the pay per view buys it could generate Ukraine could be out of debt with just one duel.

You know what I say they do it...and I might pay for this one.


I have always said let's put the leaders in a cage and the winner takes all...I can see it now the newest reality show on TV.

"World Leader Duels" instant money maker.

edit on 27-12-2014 by tsurfer2000h because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 05:36 AM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

Better yet: "Historical Leader Smackdown," featuring Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev in the rematch of the century!



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 05:41 AM
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a reply to: DJW001




Better yet: "Historical Leader Smackdown," featuring Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev in the rematch of the century!


Now that would definitely be something I would pay for.



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