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originally posted by: 5thNovember
I'm going to throw this in here take it for what it is:
What else do we know? That there are major troop movments in Europe, unprecedented actually. 6 companies of marines to train the Ukrainian national guard. over 1000 mile march dam near his border to the black sea, we know we are conduct ing exercises there while being monitored by the black sea fleet itself. So what can we deduce?
At this point this is still my opinion, I think this is the precursor to a actually physical conflict with Russia.
Several pages back, I basically stated this same theory but with far fewer words. I think they are making preperation as well.
Someone tried explaining the trucks lined up as offloading barricades, bleachers and such for a Crimean festivities event but after doing a quick search, I didn't find any news announcing such an event and there are no formal holidays this month.
Holidays in Russia in 2015
I still believe Putin is fine and getting ready. I still think it's heating up over there and It wouldn't surprise me if Putin finally said fluck it and blitz eastern Ukraine and set up a defensive line on the ?? river that divides east from west.
So as I previously asked, what are the trucks for, if the previous picture showing the trucks is current.
I say they are moving the government to a more secure location.edit on 15-3-2015 by CharlesT because: (no reason given)
Gavrilov declined to comment on the fire’s possible causes. But the city’s cultural heritage department told news agency Interfax that the renovation work on the tower was being conducted in violation of safety regulations, which likely caused the fire. The department had previously noted violations but could not dismiss the construction contractor because the convent is under federal control.
originally posted by: dntwastetime
Has anyone mentioned the possibility that they will be releasing the information regarding the attacks in NY like we were told they were planning on releasing? Far out theory but I wanted I would add my thoughts.
I didn't find any news announcing such an event and there are no formal holidays this month beyond the 11th of may.
Putin is so popular and such a dominating force in Russian politics that few Russians believe there is any one more capable of steering the country, the center found.
“Today three-quarters of Russians (73 percent) are ready to vote for Putin in the presidential elections, if he participates in these elections: over a year the number of such respondents has increased (from 51 percent in 2013),” the center found. “Half of respondents (54 percent) report that they do not know any politician capable of competing with Putin… and such a person will not appear in the short run (48 percent a year ago).”
Losing Support of the Oligarchs?
As the poll shows, support for Putin among the Russian public is not dying down. However, the real source of power in Russia is the oligarchs, and new reports indicates that they’re tiring of Putin’s standoff with the west, which is hitting them the hardest.
According to the German magazine Der Spiegel [the original story is in German, but an English language report can be found here), German intelligence chief Gerhard Schindler has told the Bundestag that a power struggle is underway between the Kremlin and Russian business leaders.
“According to German intelligence it is quite possible that some of the oligarchs who are worried by European Union sanctions will soon start putting economic interests above political concerns and try to put the brakes on Putin,” Der Spiegel reported.
The German report came out before the new round of sanctions were announced. Many in Russia were assuming that Germany and the rest of Europe would not impose new penalties because of the close ties between the two. Yesterday, this assumption turned out to be false.
"The ruble is losing value, Russia's budget deficit is growing and its economic development is bad. Even the Russian president sees this," Germany Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaüble told Der Spiegel. “Nobody is Moscow should start thinking that Russia can win with its approach."
originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
Just for fun has anyone made a Putin and Snowden connection yet? I know this is way out there but i'm trying to keep the flame lit ya know? I don't know what I am really suggesting but any ideas on how there could be a connection between Snowden and the missing Putin...
Send me the porn of doom