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I am just stating that here are always to sides to a conflict. There is no doubt that the US and Russia are involved in Ukraine and Syria. And they both have their personal interests there. Who is right and who is wrong is subjective because both sides use bull sh.i..t as propaganda to form Our opinion.
only began to train the Ukrainian military in response to Russian aggression
There is not a damn thing we can do about it. We have tried sanctions, but that dont work. We sure as hell are not going to start a shooting war With Russia to get them to comply.
My statement wasn't that hard to comprehend, was it? You will find enough sources for that coup in Kiew, Acedemi in Ukraine and estimated losses of roughly 50K people. Just ignore the propaganda for a second and give it a try
The Real Facts Behind Recent Reporting on ACADEMI in Ukraine
May 15, 2014
Some irresponsible news outlets have recently posted rumors that ACADEMI employees are operating in Ukraine. They are not and any reports to the contrary are completely false.
Many of these reports have also given the impression that ACADEMI and the company Blackwater are the same and this is also completely false.
The basics: Blackwater's owner sold the company's US-based training facility to a group of private investors in 2010. Those owners renamed the facility and the new company created to support it ACADEMI. The former owner of Blackwater retained all rights to the Blackwater name as well as many of the companies that once operated under the umbrella of Blackwater. ACADEMI has no existing relationship with him. The new management of ACADEMI has made tremendous efforts to build a responsible, transparent company ethos, evidenced by the numerous awards ACADEMI has received for being among the most compliant companies in our industry. More information can be found here.
Unfounded statements and accusations such as those in recent news reports, combined with a lack of research about the company, are nothing more than sensationalistic efforts to create hysteria and headlines in times of genuine crisis.
ACADEMI is not Blackwater, and ACADEMI has no personnel in Ukraine.
I see. There are no Neo-Nazis in the Ukraine and all information regarding Academi has to be aquired at their PR-site, not from German Intelligence sources.
Carry on! You are a funny example of ignorance from a past, where everything was OK.
But for many critics, change at the top is insufficient to alter an institutional culture that allowed the neo-Nazi group’s string of crimes to continue for so long. Nor are greater resources the answer, they say; instead, all levels of the security services, and society, need to be more conscious about the threat of crime driven by racism.
Yet after simply Googling the terms "Ukraine" and "Neo-Nazi," the official position of the United States government along with the stance taken by many in the American media both now seem quite dubious, if not downright ridiculous, especially considering that one would be hard-pressed to machinate the lineup that now dominates Ukraine's ministry posts.
For starters, Andriy Parubiy, the new secretary of Ukraine's security council, was a co-founder of the Neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU), otherwise known as Svoboda. And his deputy, Dmytro Yarosh, is the leader of a party called the Right Sector which, according to historian Timothy Stanley, "flies the old flag of the Ukrainian Nazi collaborators at its rallies."
The highest-ranking right-wing extremist is Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Sych, also a member of Svoboda, who believes that women should "lead the kind of lifestyle to avoid the risk of rape, including refraining from drinking alcohol and being in controversial company." This is the philosophy underlying one of his "legal initiatives," according to the Kyiv Post, "to ban all abortions, even for pregnancies that occurred during rape."
The Svoboda party has tapped into Nazi symbolism including the "wolf's angel" rune, which resembles a swastika and was worn by members of the Waffen-SS, a panzer division that was declared a criminal organization at Nuremberg. A report from Tel-Aviv University describes the Svoboda party as "an extremist, right-wing, nationalist organization which emphasizes its identification with the ideology of German National Socialism."
originally posted by: PublicOpinion
a reply to: Xcathdra
What the frag is the problem with you guys?
Good journalism is not worth a short glimpse?
Kinda amusing to see you avoiding such reports like a dirty dog avoids soap and water.
originally posted by: DJW001
I'm still waiting for you to post a link to a legitimate journalistic source that quotes a genuine German Intelligence report stating that Academi is operating in Ukraine. At this point it is clear that you cannot find one, so you have resorted, as usual, to diversion and ad hom.
400 US-Söldner sollen in der Ostukraine gegen die Separatisten kämpfen. Das berichtet "Bild am Sonntag" und beruft sich dabei auf Geheimdienstinformationen. Die Kämpfer kommen demnach vom Militärdienstleister Academi, früher bekannt als Blackwater.
400 US soldiers could be fighting Separatists in Eastern Ukraine. This headline from "Bild am Sonntag has proven since to be propaganda. The fighters are in fact from Academi, previously know as Blackwater.
Spiegel adds that "the information originates from U.S. intelligence services and was presented during a meeting chaired by the Chancellor's Office chief Peter Altmaier (CDU). At the meeting were present the president of the intelligence agencies and the Federal Criminal Office, as well as the intelligence coordinator of the Chancellor's Office and senior Ministry officials."
The Spiegel is not a bad newspaper. Anyway, I see you don't like this discussion and can offer the Academi-denial only. Agreed to disagree then.
Eine Bestätigung für den Bericht gibt es bisher nicht. Der BND habe eine Stellungnahme abgelehnt, so "Bild am Sonntag".