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originally posted by: biggilo
Russia feeling threatened? Carry on lapping up Putin's propaganda, Russia aren't threatened by anyone, they use that as an excuse. Russia are the real bully boys on the planet, the USA is just misguided. It was a bad day when Russia stole the plans for nuclear weapons.
KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia, May 27 (Reuters) - Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.
Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks removed while many of the servicemen had taken insignia off their fatigues. As such, they match the appearance of some of the forces spotted in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its Western allies allege are covert Russian detachments.
originally posted by: yuppa
Hey guess what. the IRS hack was traced back to russia,who got 50 million in fraudulant returns. Way to earn money for countries now. ANyway back on topic.
Yeah Removing your patches,and identifying marks if you are a soldier in a military is one of the quickest ways to waive your geneva convention rights. That changes your classification from soldier to Illegal combatant who is not entitled to anything but a quick death.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
*sighs* I really don't want to die in europe, when will these psychos quit it... There is no "winning" in a war between super powers.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Britguy
And what of the Putinistas that keep claiming the US fomented the protests in Ukraine? So far they haven't provided any proof to back up that claim. Does that mean those claims are propaganda as well?
At least the claims being made by Reuters is supported by the report Nemtsov was most likely assassinated over.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Britguy
No one ever stated they weren't in Russia. That goes without saying when troops are massing on the border. if they weren't massing on the border, but in Ukraine, then it would have stated that.