1. Why is it when the US/Nato/EU start phoney wars in the name of democracy and impose their will on small countries it's acceptable however, when Russia does the same, the double standards surface.
    (ivan, 31 March 2014 17:21)

    Well, starting phoney wars in the name of democracy and in the name of annexation, is a different thing, isn't it?
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    I personally would LOVE to see Russia expand its horizon
    (ivan, 31 March 2014 17:21)

    I'm not sure why Serbs and Russians have this land expansion mania into territories where they are not wanted, but hey, if you wish, please go ahead. Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union collapsed for a reason; if you want to recreate them, good luck, but we know in advance what their fate will be. Just make sure that when the time for that fate comes, you're left with the same land as today
    (icj1, 3 April 2014 21:24)

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  2. Why is it when the US/Nato/EU start phoney wars in the name of democracy and impose their will on small countries it's acceptable however, when Russia does the same, the double standards surface.
    I personally would LOVE to see Russia expand its horizon
    (ivan, 31 March 2014 17:21)

    You are just as bad Ivan, you too have double standards, it is you that thinks it is wrong for US/Nato/EU start phoney wars in the name of democracy and impose their will on small countries but thinks that it is OK for Russia to do the same
    (Dwight, 3 April 2014 14:56)

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  3. The Russians did not "ANNEX" the Crimea. The Crimean's voted in a very LEGAL referendum to re-join Russia and was legal in every sense and if the poor Americans don't like it and throw their toys out of their prams tough cookies!!

    Putin's actions were legal but I can't say the same for the hypocrite double standards of the EU/US, most of the things they've done these past couple of decades have been illegal and completely against international law.

    The Russians are no pushover and have come a long way since the 90's. all in a legal way may I add. They are more than capable of defending their own interests so Uncle Sam and his poodles of the EU should be very careful of provoking the Russian Bear.
    (Legal Eagle, 31 March 2014 21:38)

    Unfortunately the UNGA disagrees with what you said. So, whom should we believe you or the UNGA ?
    (icj1, 2 April 2014 05:29)

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  4. Do you know much about history?? the Serbs have been surrounded by enemies but always survive against them, right now you have the Americans watching your backs, that will not always be the case then we'll get what we want and some. We have a lot of patience and we don't forget those who wrong us. Our day will come and don't you forget it. America is not invincible and will come to grief sooner or later and we can wait.
    (Dr Who, 1 April 2014 11:42)

    Of course, everybody knows that Serbs are very patient people and it's nothing for them to wait for 500 years to get Kosovo back around the year 2508. And guess what if they can't get it back by 2508... no problem for them to wait for another 500 years, and so on. It's so unfortunate we won't be around to celebrate that event.
    (icj1, 2 April 2014 05:27)

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  5. Russia does the same? Sorry, I don't know a country/territory the US has annexed in the last decades.
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    When you depose demoratically elected governmets and you install your puppets you have done exactly that.
    The country is yours either way.

    I though you were smarter than that Comm.
    (Peggy, 1 April 2014 13:31)

    You still did not clarify which country the US has annexed. Obviously we are referring to the English meaning of the word "annex" and "install your puppets" unfortunately does not mean "annex" in English, yet.
    (icj1, 2 April 2014 05:23)

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  6. Russia does the same? Sorry, I don't know a country/territory the US has annexed in the last decades.
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    When you depose demoratically elected governmets and you install your puppets you have done exactly that.
    The country is yours either way.

    I though you were smarter than that Comm.
    (Peggy, 1 April 2014 13:31)

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  7. Avni

    Do you know much about history?? the Serbs have been surrounded by enemies but always survive against them, right now you have the Americans watching your backs, that will not always be the case then we'll get what we want and some. We have a lot of patience and we don't forget those who wrong us. Our day will come and don't you forget it. America is not invincible and will come to grief sooner or later and we can wait.
    (Dr Who, 1 April 2014 11:42)

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  8. "Why is it when the US/Nato/EU start phoney wars in the name of democracy and impose their will on small countries it's acceptable however, when Russia does the same, the double standards surface."
    (ivan, 31 March 2014 17:21)

    Russia does the same? Sorry, I don't know a country/territory the US has annexed in the last decades. And the EU cannot 'annex' anything, they can admit new member states, but the territorial integrity of the states will stay. And unlike Russia who seized Ukrainian gas resources in the black sea as one of the first steps, the USA didn't seize oil resources in Iraq, unlike some people continue to claim that this was the reason for the Iraq invasion.
    (Comm. Parrisson, 1 April 2014 11:23)

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  9. London? London? Said .... London?

    Come on, people.....
    (pyrros, 1 April 2014 11:19)

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  10. There is nothing more vile than a traitor. If one can betray their own country why would anyone put any stock in what they have to say?
    (Peggy, 1 April 2014 11:14)

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  11. Good news for us. More problems Russia causes Serbia will be pressured to go against Russia. It's funny how Russia uses Kosovo for its own interests while Serbs get nothing.
    (Avni, 1 April 2014 05:13)

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  12. The Russians did not "ANNEX" the Crimea. The Crimean's voted in a very LEGAL referendum to re-join Russia and was legal in every sense and if the poor Americans don't like it and throw their toys out of their prams tough cookies!!

    Putin's actions were legal but I can't say the same for the hypocrite double standards of the EU/US, most of the things they've done these past couple of decades have been illegal and completely against international law.

    The Russians are no pushover and have come a long way since the 90's. all in a legal way may I add. They are more than capable of defending their own interests so Uncle Sam and his poodles of the EU should be very careful of provoking the Russian Bear.
    (Legal Eagle, 31 March 2014 21:38)

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  13. Why doesn't Putin annex Serbia also? The Kosovo Serbs wanted to be annexed, yet Putin refused? Why is it when the US/Nato/EU start phoney wars in the name of democracy and impose their will on small countries it's acceptable however, when Russia does the same, the double standards surface. I personally would LOVE to see Russia expand its horizons and have a significant influence worldwide. We can't let the duplicitous Americans run the world. Their day has come (US/Nato/EU), God bless Putin and Russia.
    (ivan, 31 March 2014 17:21)

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  14. Illarionov is the top b*ustard and a CIA agent with US passport in his trunks. So it’s very strange how much attention is paid to someone spending 90% of his life in his newly obtained motherland. There are a lot of themes to show the real situation in Ukraine. How Maidanized bandits rob people and businessmen , how terrified are maidan supporters in Kiev , how terrible is the economics , how Russian leaders in the east are arrested , how US embassy launched an attack against the out of use Pravi Sector , how Grey Stone ( ex- Blackwater) is involved in the war against the Nazi , how 4 times increased the salary of the militaries to join the Russian army , how Poroshenko is playing the Russian roulette to escape his inevitable bankruptcy , how Spilna Sprava seized 100% of the election committees countrywide , how the mobilization complain failed when the only 3000 draftees try to run away , how they gather money through 5 Grivna sms , how oligarchs use football fun clubs as their striking force ect. I guess there are much more important things to discuss than paying so much attention to the traitors like Illarionov , Kalugin , Gordievsky. Every nation has traitors but the do not deserve so much advertisement. Otpor Serbians played their ugly role during Orange riot in 2004 , during Maidan , in Tbilisi , in Kirgizia. But we do not tie them with the brother nation of ours. Russian saying В СЕМЬЕ НЕ БЕЗ УРОДА is used for people like Illarionov. And here we quit with it.
    (rote, 31 March 2014 15:36)

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  15. Far from being some 'new Stalin or Hitler, the sort of shoddy and threadbare historical cliches always trotted out by those with a limited understanding of history Putin has outsmarted the Western wind breakers in Crimea without even firing a shot.The usual, somewhat infantile, complaints about Putin not realising that the 21st century has no room for 'spheres of interest' is simple Neo liberal propaganda. All the major states , whether in the EU post modern imperium or not, regard Ukraine as their backyard and a land they should have dominance over.Putin's smart diplomacy can be seen clearly in terms of exposing the inherent weakness of the EU. The unelected Ashton and Rumpey proclaim the EU stance bolstered by the touching naivety of Kerry who constantly refers to the EU as if it were a 'nation' state with a commom foreign policy whereas in reality Germany,France & Uk pursue their own national interests whilst in the EU but often in opposition to the meanderings of Ashton and co.
    John Kerry representing a country which makes Genghis Khan look like a wimp when it comes to illegal invasions recently said “You just don’t, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext”, he pontificated on CBS.Law was disregarded in Yugoslavia in 1999, bombed by NATO with no UN mandate, Afghanistan, Iraq. Perversion of the UN Resolution on Libya, which was for a no fly zone, not bombing the country in to submission.
    (Leonidas, 31 March 2014 15:34)

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  16. LOL! Someone's imagination is running a little wild. Is this newsworthy? In fact, it is NATO who has the intention of taking over Russia, China and every other country it sees as a threat. At least there is evidence of that.
    (Zoran, 31 March 2014 15:26)

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  17. It seems like the world wants to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War 1 by starting World War 3.
    (Andrew womble, 31 March 2014 15:14)

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  18. If this is true we are talking WWIII! Start hoarding!
    (T, 31 March 2014 15:06)

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  19. -- PART 2 OF 2 --
    At least one US source (search Google with: mhuben cato 09/23/11) calls the Cato institute:
    “A quasi-academic think-tank which acts as a mouthpiece for the globalism, corporatism, and neoliberalism of its corporate and conservative funders.”
    And goes on with saying:
    “The major purpose of the Cato Institute is to provide propaganda and soundbites for conservative and libertarian politicians and journalists that is conveniently free of reference to funders such as tobacco, fossil fuel, investment, media, medical, and other regulated industries.”

    Of course we should all just believe that whatever the Cato institute says and that they will never lie in order to pursue their US-centric hegemonic global agenda.

    Some may see this as an ad homonym attack on Andrei Illarionov. Personally, I don't care if it was coming from Putin's own mother. If she would be working for the Cato institute I would not believe a single word that she had to say about Putin, because that institute's interest are diametrically opposed to Russia's interest.

    Why would somebody trust an institute with a track record of spreading propaganda?
    (Crime.inc, 31 March 2014 14:16)

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  20. -- PART 2 OF 2 --
    At least one US source calls the Cato institute:
    "A quasi-academic think-tank which acts as a mouthpiece for the globalism, corporatism, and neoliberalism of its corporate and conservative funders."

    And goes on with saying:
    "The major purpose of the Cato Institute is to provide propaganda and soundbites for conservative and libertarian politicians and journalists that is conveniently free of reference to funders such as tobacco, fossil fuel, investment, media, medical, and other regulated industries."

    Of course we should all just believe that whatever the Cato institute says and that they will never lie in order to pursue their US centric hegemonistic global agenda.

    Some may see this as an ad homonym attack on Andrei Illarionov. Personally, I wouldn't even care if it was coming from Putin's own mother. If she would be working for the Cato institute I would not believe a single word that she had to say about Putin, because that institute's interest are diametrically opposed to Russia's interest.

    Why would somebody trust an institute with a track record of spreading propaganda?
    (Crime.inc, 31 March 2014 13:55)

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  21. -- PART 1 OF 2 --
    First and foremost, I think it is hard to predict what Putin’s real plans are and if he even has such a clear planned ambition as the US government and all it's henchmen recently have started to 'warn' everybody about.

    What I do know is that the imperialistic nature of NATO is something that can easily be demonstrated by looking at it's endeavors around the world. Even if Russia has similar ambitions, which it very well could have, it still pales in comparison by scale and severity in terms of it's efforts and crimes committed in such pursuits.

    The more interesting question though, is why exactly did the former chief economical adviser of Putin ended up being a senior fellow of the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Isn't this just yet another US propaganda think-tank with a colorful euphemistic name, trying to give itself credibility by using terms like liberty, prosperity and democracy?
    (Crime.inc, 31 March 2014 13:53)

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  22. The beauty behind the internet is no one believes such drivvel anymore. We have access to so much information that I think it would be hard for a modern leader to rally their people into war.
    (KeyLargo, 31 March 2014 13:04)

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