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Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:25 am

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There is not a single bit of truth in this statement. The International Investigators have categorically, and unequivocally concluded that:

- it was a BUK missile that brought the plane down;
- it was fired from Russian backed rebel controlled territory not from Ukranian Government territory;
- missiles were driven across the border from Russia into Eastern Ukraine by Russian soldiers. (The international investigation team has telephone intercepts and images to confirm this)

The only question is who actually fired the missile. We'll probably never know if it was Russian backed Rebels or the Russians themselves. But the investigation has eliminated all other possibilities through actual evidence.


Now - if this "investigation" truly believes those guilty are in Russia - they are gonna have to a) make someone in Russian law enforcement to listen to them and b) win their case in Russian court. And this case better be dang strong. All they have now is a story of a "black hole" right on a Russian border, that produces and then swallows BUKs that shoot down civil airliners.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:34 am

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Now they will have a choice of many other candidates, and there may be a few that get noticeable share of votes. And - please don't show them "democratic" or some other "right" ways. They have over 1000 years of their statehood, they will sort this out for themselves.


Was the last election, "free and fair" in the sense that the rest of the world understands it? Did all candidates get a fair opportunity to campaign? Were any candidates harassed by instruments of the state like the Tax/Justice Departments or intimidated in any other way?
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:48 am

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So if with a bank robbery no shots are fired, everything is fine?

So you are claiming you can have a free and fair life altering referendum organized in 10 days? That is just stupid. The UK needs 6 weeks to have a snap election and that is within a democratic framework where everything is well established in a save stable democracy. This is just the timeline, nothing else, just by the timeline it fails to meet any democratic standard of a free and fair election/referendum.


Again, the timelines are up to them. This is their referendum. And given extremely high turnout, Crimeans were perfectly fine with 10 days. That in itself doesn't make it any less free or any less fair. Had they not been - they would have largely ignored the event. If British legislature requires a minimum of 6 weeks, or British voters just feel this way - I have no problem with that, it's up to them. Each nation, each culture, each country has their own specifics and traditions, and has its right to have them.


You claim this referendum is a legitimate basis for the Russian annexation. So you ask the rest of the world to recognize the will of the Crimean people, fine, I respect that, but then it is perfectly reasonable to have an opinion on the referendum. And this Pinocchio referendum fails in all basic democratic ways. And that is the point.

Snap elections in Brittian: 6 weeks
The referendum on Scottish independence: 15 October 2012 referendum accord reached --> 21 March 2013 --> referendum date announced --> 26 November 2013 presented a 670 page White Paper with an outline what an independent Scotland was to be like --> 18 September 2014 the referendum --> so almost two years in a stable, free democracy.

So the label Pinocchio referendum is just right, there is no way this was a fair, open referendum so that is no basis to the annexation as you claim over and over again.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:56 am

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Sydscott wrote:
There is not a single bit of truth in this statement. The International Investigators have categorically, and unequivocally concluded that:

- it was a BUK missile that brought the plane down;
- it was fired from Russian backed rebel controlled territory not from Ukranian Government territory;
- missiles were driven across the border from Russia into Eastern Ukraine by Russian soldiers. (The international investigation team has telephone intercepts and images to confirm this)

The only question is who actually fired the missile. We'll probably never know if it was Russian backed Rebels or the Russians themselves. But the investigation has eliminated all other possibilities through actual evidence.


Now - if this "investigation" truly believes those guilty are in Russia - they are gonna have to a) make someone in Russian law enforcement to listen to them and b) win their case in Russian court. And this case better be dang strong. All they have now is a story of a "black hole" right on a Russian border, that produces and then swallows BUKs that shoot down civil airliners.



True, will never happen that the current Russian regime admits that they are ultimately responsible for the murder of 298 innocent people. BUK was a Russian model from the Russian armed forces, so the Russian state is responsible, or do you claim that just everyone could walk in and take a BUK? Russian rule o law isn't truly independent so in this case irrelevant.
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:11 am

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Was the last election, "free and fair" in the sense that the rest of the world understands it? Did all candidates get a fair opportunity to campaign? Were any candidates harassed by instruments of the state like the Tax/Justice Departments or intimidated in any other way?


Russia, just any other country in this world, has its own election and campaigning processes and legislature. And in virtually any country there are restrictions as to who may or may not run for certain office. Russia is not an exemption. If someone has a judgment or a criminal record, they are not allowed to run, just as in many other countries. Such judgement can be carried out by court, and not by intimidations or harassment some sort by someone.

Speaking of “free and fair” - Russians accepted it as legitimate, so did “the rest of the world” (not that it’s its business).
 
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:17 am

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True, will never happen that the current Russian regime admits that they are ultimately responsible for the murder of 298 innocent people. BUK was a Russian model from the Russian armed forces, so the Russian state is responsible, or do you claim that just everyone could walk in and take a BUK? Russian rule o law isn't truly independent so in this case irrelevant.


BUK is a Soviet model, can be found in many places in this world. Ukrainians have it, including the model of missile that hit the plane. But - Ukraine is not only on investigative committee, but also has veto rights on anything there. Of course you can’t investigate Ukrainians, and all you are left to do is to make up such “black hole” stories. And perhaps you should - they’ve been shooting airliners before and are quite good at it.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:23 am

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BawliBooch wrote:
Support to leaders should never be unconditional - that is inherently undemocratic. Our support for political leaders should be based on their pledged manifesto and their ability/desire to see that through. THAT is the democratic way.

We cannot tell you to stop "loving" Putin. We can however advise you that this love affair is going to leave you worse off!


Did you read my posts? It's up to Russians to decide - should their support be conditional or not. And - it's generally not. They believe Putin is running their country well - they support him. They did not think this way of their predecessor though, and he got elected in 1996 due to lack of electable alternative simply. Now they will have a choice of many other candidates, and there may be a few that get noticeable share of votes. And - please don't show them "democratic" or some other "right" ways. They have over 1000 years of their statehood, they will sort this out for themselves.

I'll omit these 20 year old stories about "photocopier boxes with USD cash" - that's overkill.


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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:30 am

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Dutchy wrote:

True, will never happen that the current Russian regime admits that they are ultimately responsible for the murder of 298 innocent people. BUK was a Russian model from the Russian armed forces, so the Russian state is responsible, or do you claim that just everyone could walk in and take a BUK? Russian rule o law isn't truly independent so in this case irrelevant.


BUK is a Soviet model, can be found in many places in this world. Ukrainians have it, including the model of missile that hit the plane. But - Ukraine is not only on investigative committee, but also has veto rights on anything there. Of course you can’t investigate Ukrainians, and all you are left to do is to make up such “black hole” stories. And perhaps you should - they’ve been shooting airliners before and are quite good at it.


Ah, the traditional Russian gruppy's response. We will see what the JIT comes up with and what will be proven in a court of law. On the radio today: they are searching for an active Russian general. https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and- ... al-delfin/

But I am sure you will never accept the outcome as long as it isn't the Russian version of the "truth".
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:42 am

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Ah, the traditional Russian gruppy's response. We will see what the JIT comes up with and what will be proven in a court of law. On the radio today: they are searching for an active Russian general. https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and- ... al-delfin/

But I am sure you will never accept the outcome as long as it isn't the Russian version of the "truth".


What’s there to search? It’s known where he is, who he is. You just need to go to court closest to him and win the case there. That’s all.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:46 am

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Dutchy wrote:
Ah, the traditional Russian gruppy's response. We will see what the JIT comes up with and what will be proven in a court of law. On the radio today: they are searching for an active Russian general. https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and- ... al-delfin/

But I am sure you will never accept the outcome as long as it isn't the Russian version of the "truth".


What’s there to search? It’s known where he is, who he is. You just need to go to court closest to him and win the case there. That’s all.


Why do we need to a court closest to him? The court case will be held in The Netherlands, not in Russia, so he will be invited to appear.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:03 am

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Question: Was there a referendum when Texas was annexed into the American Union? Or California? What is the legal precedence for such matters? It was wrong for Russia to have conducted the illegal referendum - they should have just done in Crimea what the Americans did in Texas and California. Or what the British did in much of their former empire.


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A controversial referendum on the status of Crimea was held on March 16, 2014, by the legislature of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and by the local government of Sevastopol (both subdivisions of Ukraine). The referendum requested local populations whether they wanted to join Russia as a federal subject, or if they wanted to restore the 1992 Crimean constitution and Crimea's status as a part of Ukraine.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:41 pm

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Bostrom wrote:
The west doesn't hate Russia, even though that sometimes is the image that russian media tries to portray. But, we are not so fond of the current russian leaders, Putin is generally seen as an authoritarian leader doing his best to dismantle the last remains of democracy and turn himself into a dictator. But that doesn't mean I hate Russia and russians. Just as I don't hate the US just because I think Trump is not fit to be president.


What's your business - is Putin "authoritarian" of some sort or not? And what does he do with Russian democracy? These questions are up to Russians to answer. Given their unconditional support of President Putin, they are OK with it. Please leave it up to them.


It's easy to get unconditional support when you jail or kill opponents, close newspapers, intimidate or kill journalists... Not many people will dare say otherwise.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:42 pm

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It's easy to get unconditional support when you jail or kill opponents, close newspapers, intimidate or kill journalists... Not many people will dare say otherwise.

I have always been amazed at just how weak a position Putin himself feels he is in as he cannot allow any challengers. I am sure he wants people to believe it is "for the people" but he constantly disallows challengers or forces them out somehow. And while this is a "Strongman" tactic (he is "strong"! Yeah!), it is the sign of a leader that fears to lose and is weak in that way. He will never prove himself to actually just be a strong leader because he will probably lose if he actually allows true challengers to be in the elections. And he is quite a strong and popular leader in fact, very effective, so why he must play so weak is beyond me except for the reason I note above.

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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:07 pm

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MH17 was shot down by Ukrainian air defense systems.
In fact, NO evidence of Russian guilt in the Downing of MH17 is not represented so far, despite the fact that the investigation has been going for two years.


There is not a single bit of truth in this statement. The International Investigators have categorically, and unequivocally concluded that:

- it was a BUK missile that brought the plane down;
- it was fired from Russian backed rebel controlled territory not from Ukranian Government territory;
- missiles were driven across the border from Russia into Eastern Ukraine by Russian soldiers. (The international investigation team has telephone intercepts and images to confirm this)

The only question is who actually fired the missile. We'll probably never know if it was Russian backed Rebels or the Russians themselves. But the investigation has eliminated all other possibilities through actual evidence.


It's all unsubstantiated statements, half of which turned out to be fakes.
1. Complexes "Buk" is in service with Ukraine, and in the area of the crash the MH17 was at least SIX. I remember how in may, Ukrainian media reported bravura article about how their air defense posbivat Russian aircraft in the Donetsk and Lugansk (which wasn't there, LOL).
2. The experiment, which was conducted by the Creator of the complex "Buk" - concern "Almaz-Antey", showed that the missile could fly up from the side controlled by the rebels territories.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8yBwGES5Do
In addition, the bodies of passengers were found submunitions old version of the launch in Russia, they retired in 2007, but in Ukraine they are used.
Why the Commission of inquiry ignores the data that is so easily checked?
3. here the analysis of one of the videos called evidence belonging BUK Russia. In the Video, the author, who filmed the video, roughly at 1:02 reports that the video was filmed on 5 July 2015, and the BUK was taken in the opposite direction to the border of Russia, on the territory controlled by Ukraine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0lmr_fqcxc
and here's a photo of the Ukrainian media in the article from 08.03.2014 (!), where are the complex "BUK", belonging to Ukraine, with remarkably similar tail number:
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title of the article: Ukraine Donetsk protects against attack Russia: anti-aircraft missile systems "Buk" occupy positions

4. Ukraine has still not released data on the location of their complexes "Buk" near the village of Snow on 17.07.2015. Interestingly, nobody cares about it.
5. In General - if the West had evidence of Russian guilt in the crash of MH17, they would have already been presented and all the Newspapers would have trumpeted it. But three years have passed, and the final conclusions. From the "evidence" is fabricated of social media, where half the photos and videos taken in different places and in different time. And a lot of the "evidence" is evidence of the movement of the Ukrainian equipment, not Russian
6. Ukrainian air defenses have shot down by mistake a passenger plane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia_A ... light_1812
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:16 pm

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anrec80 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

So if with a bank robbery no shots are fired, everything is fine?

So you are claiming you can have a free and fair life altering referendum organized in 10 days? That is just stupid. The UK needs 6 weeks to have a snap election and that is within a democratic framework where everything is well established in a save stable democracy. This is just the timeline, nothing else, just by the timeline it fails to meet any democratic standard of a free and fair election/referendum.


Again, the timelines are up to them. This is their referendum. And given extremely high turnout, Crimeans were perfectly fine with 10 days. That in itself doesn't make it any less free or any less fair. Had they not been - they would have largely ignored the event. If British legislature requires a minimum of 6 weeks, or British voters just feel this way - I have no problem with that, it's up to them. Each nation, each culture, each country has their own specifics and traditions, and has its right to have them.


You claim this referendum is a legitimate basis for the Russian annexation. So you ask the rest of the world to recognize the will of the Crimean people, fine, I respect that, but then it is perfectly reasonable to have an opinion on the referendum. And this Pinocchio referendum fails in all basic democratic ways. And that is the point.

Snap elections in Brittian: 6 weeks
The referendum on Scottish independence: 15 October 2012 referendum accord reached --> 21 March 2013 --> referendum date announced --> 26 November 2013 presented a 670 page White Paper with an outline what an independent Scotland was to be like --> 18 September 2014 the referendum --> so almost two years in a stable, free democracy.

So the label Pinocchio referendum is just right, there is no way this was a fair, open referendum so that is no basis to the annexation as you claim over and over again.


LOL. A referendum in Britain? This is the one where openly falsified the results?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et9kE4YHwdw

I have already spoken more than once - instead of talk about the legitimacy of the referendum - go to the Crimea, do your own, independent research on the views of residents of the Crimea. Want to check - ask people their opinion. But do not tell them that they MUST vote again and again for as long as some foreigners will have no reason to put a referendum question. It doesn't work that way, and you'll get from people just aggression. Nobody likes them in their homes indicate that they should do that.

By the way, whatever the results of the referendum in Catalonia? This too is not democratic?
 
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:20 pm

Dutchy wrote:
anrec80 wrote:
Sydscott wrote:
There is not a single bit of truth in this statement. The International Investigators have categorically, and unequivocally concluded that:

- it was a BUK missile that brought the plane down;
- it was fired from Russian backed rebel controlled territory not from Ukranian Government territory;
- missiles were driven across the border from Russia into Eastern Ukraine by Russian soldiers. (The international investigation team has telephone intercepts and images to confirm this)

The only question is who actually fired the missile. We'll probably never know if it was Russian backed Rebels or the Russians themselves. But the investigation has eliminated all other possibilities through actual evidence.


Now - if this "investigation" truly believes those guilty are in Russia - they are gonna have to a) make someone in Russian law enforcement to listen to them and b) win their case in Russian court. And this case better be dang strong. All they have now is a story of a "black hole" right on a Russian border, that produces and then swallows BUKs that shoot down civil airliners.



True, will never happen that the current Russian regime admits that they are ultimately responsible for the murder of 298 innocent people. BUK was a Russian model from the Russian armed forces, so the Russian state is responsible, or do you claim that just everyone could walk in and take a BUK? Russian rule o law isn't truly independent so in this case irrelevant.


In Roman law there is a presumption of innocence, no one may be convicted of a crime until proven guilty. You already have proof? Could you introduce you to them. Let's just that evidence that cannot be refuted. Not speculation from the media who are busy denigrating Russia is not the first dozen years.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:23 pm

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Bostrom wrote:
The west doesn't hate Russia, even though that sometimes is the image that russian media tries to portray. But, we are not so fond of the current russian leaders, Putin is generally seen as an authoritarian leader doing his best to dismantle the last remains of democracy and turn himself into a dictator. But that doesn't mean I hate Russia and russians. Just as I don't hate the US just because I think Trump is not fit to be president.


What's your business - is Putin "authoritarian" of some sort or not? And what does he do with Russian democracy? These questions are up to Russians to answer. Given their unconditional support of President Putin, they are OK with it. Please leave it up to them.


It's easy to get unconditional support when you jail or kill opponents, close newspapers, intimidate or kill journalists... Not many people will dare say otherwise.


Oh, those Western tales about terrible Putin.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:29 pm

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What's your business - is Putin "authoritarian" of some sort or not? And what does he do with Russian democracy? These questions are up to Russians to answer. Given their unconditional support of President Putin, they are OK with it. Please leave it up to them.


Support to leaders should never be unconditional - that is inherently undemocratic. Our support for political leaders should be based on their pledged manifesto and their ability/desire to see that through. THAT is the democratic way.

We cannot tell you to stop "loving" Putin. We can however advise you that this love affair is going to leave you worse off!

We are guided by simple pragmatism: Putin is the only one at the moment can effectively govern such a country as Russia. The effectiveness of its management is proved by improvements in the lives of people here in Russia.
There is a simple principle: if it works - don't touch. Until Putin does the job - we're happy. Alternatives to it yet, but as long as he agreed to be President - it suits us.
Fairy tales about democracy spread from countries where they still remained a monarchy, or where there are such places as Guantanamo Bay - we do not believe. In China, by the way, democracy is also not in the Western sense - this does not prevent China to be the best nation in the world.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:43 pm

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anrec80 wrote:

What's your business - is Putin "authoritarian" of some sort or not? And what does he do with Russian democracy? These questions are up to Russians to answer. Given their unconditional support of President Putin, they are OK with it. Please leave it up to them.


It's easy to get unconditional support when you jail or kill opponents, close newspapers, intimidate or kill journalists... Not many people will dare say otherwise.


Oh, those Western tales about terrible Putin.


Ok, then Putin's opponents are extremely unlucky (or Putin lucky if that's the way you want to look at it).
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:55 pm

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Aesma wrote:

It's easy to get unconditional support when you jail or kill opponents, close newspapers, intimidate or kill journalists... Not many people will dare say otherwise.


Oh, those Western tales about terrible Putin.


Ok, then Putin's opponents are extremely unlucky (or Putin lucky if that's the way you want to look at it).

Putin has no opponents. As if to say - his opponents look like kids from a kindergarten in comparison. But it is not the fault of Putin.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:56 pm

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Now - if this "investigation" truly believes those guilty are in Russia - they are gonna have to a) make someone in Russian law enforcement to listen to them and b) win their case in Russian court. And this case better be dang strong. All they have now is a story of a "black hole" right on a Russian border, that produces and then swallows BUKs that shoot down civil airliners.



True, will never happen that the current Russian regime admits that they are ultimately responsible for the murder of 298 innocent people. BUK was a Russian model from the Russian armed forces, so the Russian state is responsible, or do you claim that just everyone could walk in and take a BUK? Russian rule o law isn't truly independent so in this case irrelevant.


In Roman law there is a presumption of innocence, no one may be convicted of a crime until proven guilty. You already have proof? Could you introduce you to them. Let's just that evidence that cannot be refuted. Not speculation from the media who are busy denigrating Russia is not the first dozen years.


Yes, there is a presumption of innocence and it has to be proven in an independent court of law.

The conclusions of the investigation board were crystal clear and also of the JIT. So we will see what can be proven in court, personal accountability. Let Russia just have these Russians appear in court. I have no confidence in the Russian justice system, I probably can come up with a list which put the Russian justice system near the bottom of the list, but that is no use because you will not accept it anyway.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:01 pm

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Scorpius wrote:

Oh, those Western tales about terrible Putin.


Ok, then Putin's opponents are extremely unlucky (or Putin lucky if that's the way you want to look at it).

Putin has no opponents. As if to say - his opponents look like kids from a kindergarten in comparison. But it is not the fault of Putin.


Haha, of course not. Putin is the only one out of the 150m Russians who is qualified for this job. Or might it be that Putin uses legal and illegal means to get rid of some opponents?
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:33 pm

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Dutchy wrote:

Ok, then Putin's opponents are extremely unlucky (or Putin lucky if that's the way you want to look at it).

Putin has no opponents. As if to say - his opponents look like kids from a kindergarten in comparison. But it is not the fault of Putin.


Haha, of course not. Putin is the only one out of the 150m Russians who is qualified for this job. Or might it be that Putin uses legal and illegal means to get rid of some opponents?

You are wrong. I'm not saying that Putin is so unique that he is better than all the rest of the 150 million Russian. But you must understand that a country like Russia can not be in charge of just some guy.
We had the experience, when the authorities were the people who this government were not worthy - that Gorbachev and Yeltsin. The arrival of Putin to power was very big luck for Russia - the third consecutive mediocre politician we wouldn't have survived. And for this reason we do not choose someone who will seem to us a weak politician.
But opposition to Putin - who is this? Seriously? Navalny? He is a populist who's not even a normal political program. Hell, he even looks similar to Yeltsin (compare photos of Yeltsin in his youth, and a photo of Navalny). In addition, he is a thief. Not a smart move to elect someone convicted for stealing money. Who else? You might say what is someone like Kasparov or Khodorkovsky? But it's all "talking heads" - they do not represent something good, and totally dependent on Western curators. You say that the Nemtsov was an opponent of Putin? Haha. Yes, at least half of the population of Russia breathed a sigh of relief when this monster shot. He was one of the people responsible for the crisis in the nineties. Many of us would like to see Gorbachev on the gallows, Chubais and several tens of parasites there.
And who else can be the opposition to Putin? Clown Zhirinovsky or discredited in 1996 Zyuganov?
They are no longer considered as serious opponents of Putin.
But seriously - you let me call the names of those who in your opinion, could compete with Putin for the duration of his reign. That's right the names of the candidates and discuss. And you all platitudes about the bloody regime of the verb and specifics, this is no.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:42 pm

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Dutchy wrote:


True, will never happen that the current Russian regime admits that they are ultimately responsible for the murder of 298 innocent people. BUK was a Russian model from the Russian armed forces, so the Russian state is responsible, or do you claim that just everyone could walk in and take a BUK? Russian rule o law isn't truly independent so in this case irrelevant.


In Roman law there is a presumption of innocence, no one may be convicted of a crime until proven guilty. You already have proof? Could you introduce you to them. Let's just that evidence that cannot be refuted. Not speculation from the media who are busy denigrating Russia is not the first dozen years.


Yes, there is a presumption of innocence and it has to be proven in an independent court of law.

The conclusions of the investigation board were crystal clear and also of the JIT. So we will see what can be proven in court, personal accountability. Let Russia just have these Russians appear in court. I have no confidence in the Russian justice system, I probably can come up with a list which put the Russian justice system near the bottom of the list, but that is no use because you will not accept it anyway.

Commission of inquiry findings are, and to them to wipe his ass. Evidence - no. Substantial evidence and studies are not considered. The document itself is written just long, "We can't prove anything, but to blame Putin, I swear".
And more than that - all of Europe is worn with the investigation of the disaster MH17, but why-that anybody does not conduct investigations related to mass killings of civilians in the East of Ukraine, committed by the troops of Ukraine and neo-Nazi gangs, which are called "volunteer battalions in the armed forces of Ukraine".
It seemed to me that a fool would have realized that the MH17 crash is a planned action to divert attention from the situation with the killings in the East of Ukraine, which are made with the support of the US and the EU.
 
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:15 pm

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Scorpius wrote:

In Roman law there is a presumption of innocence, no one may be convicted of a crime until proven guilty. You already have proof? Could you introduce you to them. Let's just that evidence that cannot be refuted. Not speculation from the media who are busy denigrating Russia is not the first dozen years.


Yes, there is a presumption of innocence and it has to be proven in an independent court of law.

The conclusions of the investigation board were crystal clear and also of the JIT. So we will see what can be proven in court, personal accountability. Let Russia just have these Russians appear in court. I have no confidence in the Russian justice system, I probably can come up with a list which put the Russian justice system near the bottom of the list, but that is no use because you will not accept it anyway.

Commission of inquiry findings are, and to them to wipe his ass. Evidence - no. Substantial evidence and studies are not considered. The document itself is written just long, "We can't prove anything, but to blame Putin, I swear".
And more than that - all of Europe is worn with the investigation of the disaster MH17, but why-that anybody does not conduct investigations related to mass killings of civilians in the East of Ukraine, committed by the troops of Ukraine and neo-Nazi gangs, which are called "volunteer battalions in the armed forces of Ukraine".


You believe what you want to believe, I realize that you will never be convinced if Russians are convicted in court, in absence probably. But you know that Russians were part of the initial investigation team, right? So no point in debating it with you since you will never admit and be convinced by any investigation besides the Russian one.
We have lost 198 soles in this mass murder and another 100 from other countries, may we please give a damn? Quite insensitive from you.

As for eastern Ukraine, if Putin will end sending Russian soldiers to the region for a nice holiday, of course, the soldiers are allowed to take a vehicle - tanks and the like - with them, and of course everybody understands that they are also allowed to take a weapon with them, it is rather dangerous there, so they need something to defend themselves. Such a shame your Russians boys are dying there, but your Putin doesn't pay homage to them since he can't admit he sends his army into Ukraine. But the OVSE is watching.

Scorpius wrote:
It seemed to me that a fool would have realized that the MH17 crash is a planned action to divert attention from the situation with the killings in the East of Ukraine, which are made with the support of the US and the EU.


This is so funny, you are calling people a fool for believing this "alternative" reality, and you are right, although it is probably your google translate. :lol:
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:20 pm

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Putin has no opponents. As if to say - his opponents look like kids from a kindergarten in comparison. But it is not the fault of Putin.


Haha, of course not. Putin is the only one out of the 150m Russians who is qualified for this job. Or might it be that Putin uses legal and illegal means to get rid of some opponents?

You are wrong. I'm not saying that Putin is so unique that he is better than all the rest of the 150 million Russian. But you must understand that a country like Russia can not be in charge of just some guy.
We had the experience, when the authorities were the people who this government were not worthy - that Gorbachev and Yeltsin. The arrival of Putin to power was very big luck for Russia - the third consecutive mediocre politician we wouldn't have survived. And for this reason, we do not choose someone who will seem to us a weak politician.
But opposition to Putin - who is this? Seriously? Navalny? He is a populist who's not even a normal political program. Hell, he even looks similar to Yeltsin (compare photos of Yeltsin in his youth, and a photo of Navalny). In addition, he is a thief. Not a smart move to elect someone convicted for stealing money. Who else? You might say what is someone like Kasparov or Khodorkovsky? But it's all "talking heads" - they do not represent something good, and totally dependent on Western curators. You say that the Nemtsov was an opponent of Putin? Haha. Yes, at least half of the population of Russia breathed a sigh of relief when this monster shot. He was one of the people responsible for the crisis in the nineties. Many of us would like to see Gorbachev on the gallows, Chubais and several tens of parasites there.
And who else can be the opposition to Putin? Clown Zhirinovsky or discredited in 1996 Zyuganov?
They are no longer considered as serious opponents of Putin.
But seriously - you let me call the names of those who in your opinion, could compete with Putin for the duration of his reign. That's right the names of the candidates and discuss. And you all platitudes about the bloody regime of the verb and specifics, this is no.


So in 18 years of Putin, no real opposition is there and that is because, why exactly? I would say it is the clearest sign that Putin is an autocrat and doesn't condone real opposition.

As for Gorbachev, he is a world hero to tearing down the Iron Curtain and effectively ending the cold war.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:42 pm

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Again, the timelines are up to them. This is their referendum. And given extremely high turnout, Crimeans were perfectly fine with 10 days. That in itself doesn't make it any less free or any less fair. Had they not been - they would have largely ignored the event. If British legislature requires a minimum of 6 weeks, or British voters just feel this way - I have no problem with that, it's up to them. Each nation, each culture, each country has their own specifics and traditions, and has its right to have them.


You claim this referendum is a legitimate basis for the Russian annexation. So you ask the rest of the world to recognize the will of the Crimean people, fine, I respect that, but then it is perfectly reasonable to have an opinion on the referendum. And this Pinocchio referendum fails in all basic democratic ways. And that is the point.

Snap elections in Brittian: 6 weeks
The referendum on Scottish independence: 15 October 2012 referendum accord reached --> 21 March 2013 --> referendum date announced --> 26 November 2013 presented a 670 page White Paper with an outline what an independent Scotland was to be like --> 18 September 2014 the referendum --> so almost two years in a stable, free democracy.

So the label Pinocchio referendum is just right, there is no way this was a fair, open referendum so that is no basis to the annexation as you claim over and over again.


LOL. A referendum in Britain? This is the one where openly falsified the results?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et9kE4YHwdw

I have already spoken more than once - instead of talk about the legitimacy of the referendum - go to the Crimea, do your own, independent research on the views of residents of the Crimea. Want to check - ask people their opinion. But do not tell them that they MUST vote again and again for as long as some foreigners will have no reason to put a referendum question. It doesn't work that way, and you'll get from people just aggression. Nobody likes them in their homes indicate that they should do that.

By the way, whatever the results of the referendum in Catalonia? This too is not democratic?



a sweat home movie, what a pile of shit. But what amazes me, you don't speak English and yet you are able to find this particular youtube film, do you guys keep a database on stuff like this?

Catalonia --> not a valid referendum, not up to the standard, just like Crimea indeed.

And on the Pinocchio referendum: Crimeans/Russians asked the rest of the world to regonize the annexation of the Crimea and the rest of the world said no.
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:58 am

Dutchy wrote:
Scorpius wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

You claim this referendum is a legitimate basis for the Russian annexation. So you ask the rest of the world to recognize the will of the Crimean people, fine, I respect that, but then it is perfectly reasonable to have an opinion on the referendum. And this Pinocchio referendum fails in all basic democratic ways. And that is the point.

Snap elections in Brittian: 6 weeks
The referendum on Scottish independence: 15 October 2012 referendum accord reached --> 21 March 2013 --> referendum date announced --> 26 November 2013 presented a 670 page White Paper with an outline what an independent Scotland was to be like --> 18 September 2014 the referendum --> so almost two years in a stable, free democracy.

So the label Pinocchio referendum is just right, there is no way this was a fair, open referendum so that is no basis to the annexation as you claim over and over again.


LOL. A referendum in Britain? This is the one where openly falsified the results?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et9kE4YHwdw

I have already spoken more than once - instead of talk about the legitimacy of the referendum - go to the Crimea, do your own, independent research on the views of residents of the Crimea. Want to check - ask people their opinion. But do not tell them that they MUST vote again and again for as long as some foreigners will have no reason to put a referendum question. It doesn't work that way, and you'll get from people just aggression. Nobody likes them in their homes indicate that they should do that.

By the way, whatever the results of the referendum in Catalonia? This too is not democratic?



a sweat home movie, what a pile of shit. But what amazes me, you don't speak English and yet you are able to find this particular youtube film, do you guys keep a database on stuff like this?

Catalonia --> not a valid referendum, not up to the standard, just like Crimea indeed.

And on the Pinocchio referendum: Crimeans/Russians asked the rest of the world to regonize the annexation of the Crimea and the rest of the world said no.


once again - "rest of the world" is USA and its satellite.
In Russia and in the Crimea, we do not care about the opinion of these countries.
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:01 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Scorpius wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

Yes, there is a presumption of innocence and it has to be proven in an independent court of law.

The conclusions of the investigation board were crystal clear and also of the JIT. So we will see what can be proven in court, personal accountability. Let Russia just have these Russians appear in court. I have no confidence in the Russian justice system, I probably can come up with a list which put the Russian justice system near the bottom of the list, but that is no use because you will not accept it anyway.

Commission of inquiry findings are, and to them to wipe his ass. Evidence - no. Substantial evidence and studies are not considered. The document itself is written just long, "We can't prove anything, but to blame Putin, I swear".
And more than that - all of Europe is worn with the investigation of the disaster MH17, but why-that anybody does not conduct investigations related to mass killings of civilians in the East of Ukraine, committed by the troops of Ukraine and neo-Nazi gangs, which are called "volunteer battalions in the armed forces of Ukraine".


You believe what you want to believe, I realize that you will never be convinced if Russians are convicted in court, in absence probably. But you know that Russians were part of the initial investigation team, right? So no point in debating it with you since you will never admit and be convinced by any investigation besides the Russian one.
We have lost 198 soles in this mass murder and another 100 from other countries, may we please give a damn? Quite insensitive from you.

As for eastern Ukraine, if Putin will end sending Russian soldiers to the region for a nice holiday, of course, the soldiers are allowed to take a vehicle - tanks and the like - with them, and of course everybody understands that they are also allowed to take a weapon with them, it is rather dangerous there, so they need something to defend themselves. Such a shame your Russians boys are dying there, but your Putin doesn't pay homage to them since he can't admit he sends his army into Ukraine. But the OVSE is watching.

Scorpius wrote:
It seemed to me that a fool would have realized that the MH17 crash is a planned action to divert attention from the situation with the killings in the East of Ukraine, which are made with the support of the US and the EU.


This is so funny, you are calling people a fool for believing this "alternative" reality, and you are right, although it is probably your google translate. :lol:

As for eastern Ukraine, if Putin will end sending Russian soldiers to the region for a nice holiday, of course, the soldiers are allowed to take a vehicle - tanks and the like - with them, and of course everybody understands that they are also allowed to take a weapon with them, it is rather dangerous there, so they need something to defend themselves. Such a shame your Russians boys are dying there, but your Putin doesn't pay homage to them since he can't admit he sends
his army into Ukraine. But the OVSE is watching.

first find the Russian soldiers with equipment.
Whether there is Russian army - Ukraine would have smoothed out a couple of weeks. One of the complaints about Putin, by the way, from the Russian people is that in the situation in the Donbas had not intervened, our troops, and dont knocked the crap out of the Ukrainian government.
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:15 pm

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Dutchy wrote:
Scorpius wrote:

LOL. A referendum in Britain? This is the one where openly falsified the results?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et9kE4YHwdw

I have already spoken more than once - instead of talk about the legitimacy of the referendum - go to the Crimea, do your own, independent research on the views of residents of the Crimea. Want to check - ask people their opinion. But do not tell them that they MUST vote again and again for as long as some foreigners will have no reason to put a referendum question. It doesn't work that way, and you'll get from people just aggression. Nobody likes them in their homes indicate that they should do that.

By the way, whatever the results of the referendum in Catalonia? This too is not democratic?



a sweat home movie, what a pile of shit. But what amazes me, you don't speak English and yet you are able to find this particular youtube film, do you guys keep a database on stuff like this?

Catalonia --> not a valid referendum, not up to the standard, just like Crimea indeed.

And on the Pinocchio referendum: Crimeans/Russians asked the rest of the world to regonize the annexation of the Crimea and the rest of the world said no.


once again - "rest of the world" is USA and its satellite.
In Russia and in the Crimea, we do not care about the opinion of these countries.


Once again: countries recognizing the secretion of the Crimea from Ukraine are: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Russia and Belarus. Countries recognizing the Russian annexation of the Crimea: Russia and Belarus.

I am sure that President Trump is happy to hear that with the exception of Russia and Belarus, all other countries are satellites of the USA :lol:

Fine, you don't care about the opinion of these countries, why the hell did you come here, if you don't care? And why the hell should we care a bit about a country with the economy of Italy?
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:28 pm

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Dutchy wrote:
Scorpius wrote:
Commission of inquiry findings are, and to them to wipe his ass. Evidence - no. Substantial evidence and studies are not considered. The document itself is written just long, "We can't prove anything, but to blame Putin, I swear".
And more than that - all of Europe is worn with the investigation of the disaster MH17, but why-that anybody does not conduct investigations related to mass killings of civilians in the East of Ukraine, committed by the troops of Ukraine and neo-Nazi gangs, which are called "volunteer battalions in the armed forces of Ukraine".


You believe what you want to believe, I realize that you will never be convinced if Russians are convicted in court, in absence probably. But you know that Russians were part of the initial investigation team, right? So no point in debating it with you since you will never admit and be convinced by any investigation besides the Russian one.
We have lost 198 soles in this mass murder and another 100 from other countries, may we please give a damn? Quite insensitive from you.

As for eastern Ukraine, if Putin will end sending Russian soldiers to the region for a nice holiday, of course, the soldiers are allowed to take a vehicle - tanks and the like - with them, and of course everybody understands that they are also allowed to take a weapon with them, it is rather dangerous there, so they need something to defend themselves. Such a shame your Russians boys are dying there, but your Putin doesn't pay homage to them since he can't admit he sends his army into Ukraine. But the OVSE is watching.

Scorpius wrote:
It seemed to me that a fool would have realized that the MH17 crash is a planned action to divert attention from the situation with the killings in the East of Ukraine, which are made with the support of the US and the EU.


This is so funny, you are calling people a fool for believing this "alternative" reality, and you are right, although it is probably your google translate. :lol:

As for eastern Ukraine, if Putin will end sending Russian soldiers to the region for a nice holiday, of course, the soldiers are allowed to take a vehicle - tanks and the like - with them, and of course everybody understands that they are also allowed to take a weapon with them, it is rather dangerous there, so they need something to defend themselves. Such a shame your Russians boys are dying there, but your Putin doesn't pay homage to them since he can't admit he sends
his army into Ukraine. But the OVSE is watching.

first find the Russian soldiers with equipment.
Whether there is Russian army - Ukraine would have smoothed out a couple of weeks. One of the complaints about Putin, by the way, from the Russian people is that in the situation in the Donbas had not intervened, our troops, and dont knocked the crap out of the Ukrainian government.


https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/worl ... -osce.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30039004
http://eastwest.eu/en/opinions/riding-t ... in-ukraine
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/ ... ce-ukraine

Putin admits Russian military presence in Ukraine for first time
Russian president concedes military intelligence officers were operating in the country but insists it’s not the same as regular Russian troops


You probably will brush aside those pesky western media and the OCSE mission. But can you do the same with Putin himself?

And ok, once again you say that Russia should go to war with Ukraine. If that is your mentality, you are basically at the level of "whoever is the strongest gets his way". And there you have the basic difference between you and me: I believe in the rule of law, you believe in the right of the strongest (tribal warfare and nationalism).

Nationalism can be a terrible thing, especially accepting no criticism to your country and the men who run it, even though confronted with overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And you, my friend, have displayed this perfectly, to put it simple for google translate: Russia good; rest of the world bad.
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:45 pm

I'm ready to accept that there is some bias in information we get in the western world, but at least we have plenty of journalists that are free to say so, do their job, and report their findings. For example it's clear there was a US intention to get Ukraine into NATO, a stupid idea.

On the other hand, Scorpius, you just give us government propaganda, that could have been written by Putin himself !
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:10 pm

And there is the denial: http://www.pravdareport.com/news/hotspo ... isaster-0/

We will see if colonel-general Nikolai Tkachev will be brought before a Dutch court and see if it is proven that he was involved in the MH17 mass murder.
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:29 pm

Aesma wrote:
I'm ready to accept that there is some bias in information we get in the western world, but at least we have plenty of journalists that are free to say so, do their job, and report their findings. For example it's clear there was a US intention to get Ukraine into NATO, a stupid idea.

On the other hand, Scorpius, you just give us government propaganda, that could have been written by Putin himself !


What you believe to be propaganda - it is the opinion of approximately 86% of Russia's population, which enjoys the support of Putin. I'm sorry, but until then, until the West realizes that Russia has its own interests, to observe that the West is obliged - he wanted it or not, Western countries are doomed to remain in the list of Russia's enemies.
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:35 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Scorpius wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

You believe what you want to believe, I realize that you will never be convinced if Russians are convicted in court, in absence probably. But you know that Russians were part of the initial investigation team, right? So no point in debating it with you since you will never admit and be convinced by any investigation besides the Russian one.
We have lost 198 soles in this mass murder and another 100 from other countries, may we please give a damn? Quite insensitive from you.

As for eastern Ukraine, if Putin will end sending Russian soldiers to the region for a nice holiday, of course, the soldiers are allowed to take a vehicle - tanks and the like - with them, and of course everybody understands that they are also allowed to take a weapon with them, it is rather dangerous there, so they need something to defend themselves. Such a shame your Russians boys are dying there, but your Putin doesn't pay homage to them since he can't admit he sends his army into Ukraine. But the OVSE is watching.




As for eastern Ukraine, if Putin will end sending Russian soldiers to the region for a nice holiday, of course, the soldiers are allowed to take a vehicle - tanks and the like - with them, and of course everybody understands that they are also allowed to take a weapon with them, it is rather dangerous there, so they need something to defend themselves. Such a shame your Russians boys are dying there, but your Putin doesn't pay homage to them since he can't admit he sends
his army into Ukraine. But the OVSE is watching.

first find the Russian soldiers with equipment.
Whether there is Russian army - Ukraine would have smoothed out a couple of weeks. One of the complaints about Putin, by the way, from the Russian people is that in the situation in the Donbas had not intervened, our troops, and dont knocked the crap out of the Ukrainian government.


https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/worl ... -osce.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30039004
http://eastwest.eu/en/opinions/riding-t ... in-ukraine
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/ ... ce-ukraine

Putin admits Russian military presence in Ukraine for first time
Russian president concedes military intelligence officers were operating in the country but insists it’s not the same as regular Russian troops


You probably will brush aside those pesky western media and the OCSE mission. But can you do the same with Putin himself?

And ok, once again you say that Russia should go to war with Ukraine. If that is your mentality, you are basically at the level of "whoever is the strongest gets his way". And there you have the basic difference between you and me: I believe in the rule of law, you believe in the right of the strongest (tribal warfare and nationalism).

Nationalism can be a terrible thing, especially accepting no criticism to your country and the men who run it, even though confronted with overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And you, my friend, have displayed this perfectly, to put it simple for google translate: Russia good; rest of the world bad.


Of which this "rule of law" can say the people who illegally invaded Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria, Vietnam, Korea?
Mind you, I once again repeat - you are trying to say that Russia stands against the rest of the world, but it is only the US and its satellites. The rest of the world, representing 66% of the world's population either supported Russia or abstained from the estimates.

Not the first time you mention about Italy is you have something like insulting comparison?
Trying to say that the economy of Russia and Italy comparable is foolish. Don't go on this way.
 
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:54 pm

Scorpius wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Scorpius wrote:
first find the Russian soldiers with equipment.
Whether there is Russian army - Ukraine would have smoothed out a couple of weeks. One of the complaints about Putin, by the way, from the Russian people is that in the situation in the Donbas had not intervened, our troops, and dont knocked the crap out of the Ukrainian government.


https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/worl ... -osce.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30039004
http://eastwest.eu/en/opinions/riding-t ... in-ukraine
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/ ... ce-ukraine

Putin admits Russian military presence in Ukraine for first time
Russian president concedes military intelligence officers were operating in the country but insists it’s not the same as regular Russian troops


You probably will brush aside those pesky western media and the OCSE mission. But can you do the same with Putin himself?

And ok, once again you say that Russia should go to war with Ukraine. If that is your mentality, you are basically at the level of "whoever is the strongest gets his way". And there you have the basic difference between you and me: I believe in the rule of law, you believe in the right of the strongest (tribal warfare and nationalism).

Nationalism can be a terrible thing, especially accepting no criticism to your country and the men who run it, even though confronted with overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And you, my friend, have displayed this perfectly, to put it simple for google translate: Russia good; rest of the world bad.


Of which this "rule of law" can say the people who illegally invaded Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria, Vietnam, Korea?
Mind you, I once again repeat - you are trying to say that Russia stands against the rest of the world, but it is only the US and its satellites. The rest of the world, representing 66% of the world's population either supported Russia or abstained from the estimates.

Not the first time you mention about Italy is you have something like insulting comparison?
Trying to say that the economy of Russia and Italy comparable is foolish. Don't go on this way.


No, only two countries are behind Russians actions, abstaining isn't condoning Russias annexation. I understand that you would like to frame it like that, but it doesn't work like that. So it is perfectly good to say the rest of the world doesn't condone Russians annexation.

May I ask what you try to convey/imply with: US and its satellites

GDP Per the International Monetary Fund (2016)
8th Italy: 1,850,735 MUSD
12th Russia: 1,283,162 MUSD

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... P_(nominal)

You are right, Italians economy is 50% more than Russia's.

What I am trying to say: Russia isn't that important to the world's economy. Yes it has a big landmass, and yes there are 150m Russians, but you are acting like Russia is a world power and it isn't, it is a regional power at best, so comparable with Brazil in South America, or South Africa in Africa. And that is the fatal flaw in your thinking.
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:04 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Scorpius wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/worl ... -osce.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30039004
http://eastwest.eu/en/opinions/riding-t ... in-ukraine
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/ ... ce-ukraine



You probably will brush aside those pesky western media and the OCSE mission. But can you do the same with Putin himself?

And ok, once again you say that Russia should go to war with Ukraine. If that is your mentality, you are basically at the level of "whoever is the strongest gets his way". And there you have the basic difference between you and me: I believe in the rule of law, you believe in the right of the strongest (tribal warfare and nationalism).

Nationalism can be a terrible thing, especially accepting no criticism to your country and the men who run it, even though confronted with overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And you, my friend, have displayed this perfectly, to put it simple for google translate: Russia good; rest of the world bad.


Of which this "rule of law" can say the people who illegally invaded Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria, Vietnam, Korea?
Mind you, I once again repeat - you are trying to say that Russia stands against the rest of the world, but it is only the US and its satellites. The rest of the world, representing 66% of the world's population either supported Russia or abstained from the estimates.

Not the first time you mention about Italy is you have something like insulting comparison?
Trying to say that the economy of Russia and Italy comparable is foolish. Don't go on this way.


No, only two countries are behind Russians actions, abstaining isn't condoning Russias annexation. I understand that you would like to frame it like that, but it doesn't work like that. So it is perfectly good to say the rest of the world doesn't condone Russians annexation.

May I ask what you try to convey/imply with: US and its satellites

GDP Per the International Monetary Fund (2016)
8th Italy: 1,850,735 MUSD
12th Russia: 1,283,162 MUSD

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... P_(nominal)

You are right, Italians economy is 50% more than Russia's.

What I am trying to say: Russia isn't that important to the world's economy. Yes it has a big landmass, and yes there are 150m Russians, but you are acting like Russia is a world power and it isn't, it is a regional power at best, so comparable with Brazil in South America, or South Africa in Africa. And that is the fatal flaw in your thinking.


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Re: From Russia with truth

Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:20 pm

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Re: From Russia with truth

Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:21 pm

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Scorpius wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

No, only two countries are behind Russians actions, abstaining isn't condoning Russias annexation. I understand that you would like to frame it like that, but it doesn't work like that. So it is perfectly good to say the rest of the world doesn't condone Russians annexation.

May I ask what you try to convey/imply with: US and its satellites

GDP Per the International Monetary Fund (2016)
8th Italy: 1,850,735 MUSD
12th Russia: 1,283,162 MUSD

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... P_(nominal)

You are right, Italians economy is 50% more than Russia's.

What I am trying to say: Russia isn't that important to the world's economy. Yes it has a big landmass, and yes there are 150m Russians, but you are acting like Russia is a world power and it isn't, it is a regional power at best, so comparable with Brazil in South America, or South Africa in Africa. And that is the fatal flaw in your thinking.


Not for the Dutchman to talk about the status of the world's superpowers. About Holland in Russia is widely known, only that there is a lot of drug addicts.


Haha, laughing out loud now, thank you for that. So in your arrogance, you think you can determine what I can and can't talk about? Damn, learn to live with freedom of speech, you might learn to love it. And there you go, you are so ignorant about The Netherlands (Holland are two provinces, not the countries name) that the only "fact" you think to know is plain wrong. If you want to try to insult me, do it with something which is at least correct, your country sucks at football is one, come on take your best shot :lol:

But indeed there are three superpowers: USA, China and EU. Russia just isn't part of it anymore by any measure, except for the number of nuclear bombs which can't ever be used.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:51 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Scorpius wrote:

Not for the Dutchman to talk about the status of the world's superpowers. About Holland in Russia is widely known, only that there is a lot of drug addicts.


Haha, laughing out loud now, thank you for that. So in your arrogance, you think you can determine what I can and can't talk about? Damn, learn to live with freedom of speech, you might learn to love it. And there you go, you are so ignorant about The Netherlands (Holland are two provinces, not the countries name) that the only "fact" you think to know is plain wrong. If you want to try to insult me, do it with something which is at least correct, your country sucks at football is one, come on take your best shot :lol:

But indeed there are three superpowers: USA, China and EU. Russia just isn't part of it anymore by any measure, except for the number of nuclear bombs which can't ever be used.

LOL, the EU has never been, and never will be a superpower. The fate of the EU is to be dependent colonies of the United States. This proves you are already more than 50 years. Russia was, and remains a superpower no matter how much it hurts you to admit it. You know, just funny to hear arguments about the size of the economy, which so frightened the West. By the way, there sanctions? That the whole of the EU with US help, can not cope with an economy the size of Italy? Again LOL. And about the Netherlands - indeed, virtually the only known fact about you is the legalization of cannabis, and in Russia, the Netherlands is closely associated with drug addicts.
And what about nuclear weapons - we don't want to use. But we need it to protect. Only the fact that Russia will easily erase from the face of the Earth the whole of Europe and the United States in case of war, is a guarantee of Russia's security. Without this, nuclear weapons, the West would long ago have attacked us. And we remember this. And what about the fact that Russia supposedly there is nothing more - well, more than you're wrong in the assessment of the power of our army the better. However, the events in Georgia in 2008, and now in Syria, clearly show who actually knows how to fight and who is cool only in gollivudskih militants.
By the way, here's another example - when Soviet troops were in Afghanistan, they are easily kept under the control of the country, and the terrorists could only operate at night or far away in the mountains. When in came to Afghanistan US troops - they somehow can control the perimeter of their bases. Control over the territory of the country is not even considered.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:20 pm

There are two saying which applies here perfectly:
- It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt
- One fool can ask more questions than 1.000 scientists can answer

Continue to think in terms hostilities and continue to think Russia is a world player, it doesn't matter to me. Let me know when you come to your senses and ready to embrace the rest of the world instead of viewing it as hostile.

I am done with you, no point in engaging with someone whom isn't willing to engage in a real conversation. Perhaps someone other then I is willing to refute your narative and perhaps he or she might be better than me and you will believe him or her, but somehow I doubt that. Good luck my Russian friend and hopefully someday you will see the light.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:22 am

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And there is the denial: http://www.pravdareport.com/news/hotspo ... isaster-0/

We will see if colonel-general Nikolai Tkachev will be brought before a Dutch court and see if it is proven that he was involved in the MH17 mass murder.

That's, of course, if he even bothers to show up. But more reliable way - you need to go to Russian court and win your case there.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:29 am

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Yes, there is a presumption of innocence and it has to be proven in an independent court of law.

The conclusions of the investigation board were crystal clear and also of the JIT. So we will see what can be proven in court, personal accountability. Let Russia just have these Russians appear in court. I have no confidence in the Russian justice system, I probably can come up with a list which put the Russian justice system near the bottom of the list, but that is no use because you will not accept it anyway.


Sure, if you have case strong enough to convince Russian prosecutors to work with you, they will appear in court. But you need to have something stronger than that "black hole" story. You don't have to believe in Russian court system, but Russians also don't have to believe in yours.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:41 am

anrec80 wrote:
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And there is the denial: http://www.pravdareport.com/news/hotspo ... isaster-0/

We will see if colonel-general Nikolai Tkachev will be brought before a Dutch court and see if it is proven that he was involved in the MH17 mass murder.

That's, of course, if he even bothers to show up. But more reliable way - you need to go to Russian court and win your case there.


My prediction, he will not show up and it is no use to go to Russian courts to have him extradited. Political process and we have seen that in Russia lady Justice isn't blind. Then he will be tried in absentia. And all Russian groupies will say if convicted, not fair! Everybody else will say: he had a chance to come, but didn't show up, fair trial no matter what the outcome is.

But better for everyone would be if people who are accused, actually show up and refute the evidence presented against him so the judges can weigh the evidence and come to a balanced conclusion - ah well, I can dream right.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:51 am

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Yes, there is a presumption of innocence and it has to be proven in an independent court of law.

The conclusions of the investigation board were crystal clear and also of the JIT. So we will see what can be proven in court, personal accountability. Let Russia just have these Russians appear in court. I have no confidence in the Russian justice system, I probably can come up with a list which put the Russian justice system near the bottom of the list, but that is no use because you will not accept it anyway.


Sure, if you have case strong enough to convince Russian prosecutors to work with you, they will appear in court. But you need to have something stronger than that "black hole" story. You don't have to believe in Russian court system, but Russians also don't have to believe in yours.


The Netherlands: Rank 5 out of 113 countries https://worldjusticeproject.org/sites/d ... 281%29.pdf
Russia: Rank 92 out of 113 countries https://worldjusticeproject.org/sites/d ... 282%29.pdf

And I am sure you will find a way to refute this data as well: https://worldjusticeproject.org/our-wor ... dorsements

As experience has shown, political trails are not fair in Russia. I am sure Russian media will frame it any way they like so that the Kremlin will be in a positive light and the rest of the world is out to get Russia.

As far as "black hole" story goes: we will see in court. Neither you nor me can assess it right now, because we aren't part of the prosecution team, so very good of you to place it in quotes, well done :lol: .
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Re: From Russia with truth

Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:07 am

Well I guess this thread certainly reinforces a lot of widely held stereotypes about Putin's Russia. :lol:
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Re: From Russia with truth

Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:15 pm

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Well I guess this thread certainly reinforces a lot of widely held stereotypes about Putin's Russia. :lol:

For someone no doubt. Fanatics in any information you will find is only the confirmation of his theory. As you can see here are still mostly written by people who really want to believe in fairy tales about bad Russian.
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:17 am

Dutchy wrote:
My prediction, he will not show up and it is no use to go to Russian courts to have him extradited. Political process and we have seen that in Russia lady Justice isn't blind. Then he will be tried in absentia. And all Russian groupies will say if convicted, not fair! Everybody else will say: he had a chance to come, but didn't show up, fair trial no matter what the outcome is.

But better for everyone would be if people who are accused, actually show up and refute the evidence presented against him so the judges can weigh the evidence and come to a balanced conclusion - ah well, I can dream right.


Yes, your prediction is correct. Any attempt to get him extradited via a Russian court has zero chance of success - Russian constitution prohibits extradition of Russian citizens from Russia. Hence - if you truly believe you have a strong case, the best assurance of jailing him is to go to Russian court. EU and Russia, Netherlands and Russia have agreements in law enforcement cooperation. Unless you broke them down "due to situation in Crimea".

About a decade ago British made a similar attempt to demand extradition of a Russian citizens Andrei Lugovoi. They even suggested to change Russian constitution, and got a response "their brains need to be changed".
 
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Re: From Russia with truth

Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:59 am

anrec80 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
My prediction, he will not show up and it is no use to go to Russian courts to have him extradited. Political process and we have seen that in Russia lady Justice isn't blind. Then he will be tried in absentia. And all Russian groupies will say if convicted, not fair! Everybody else will say: he had a chance to come, but didn't show up, fair trial no matter what the outcome is.

But better for everyone would be if people who are accused, actually show up and refute the evidence presented against him so the judges can weigh the evidence and come to a balanced conclusion - ah well, I can dream right.


Yes, your prediction is correct. Any attempt to get him extradited via a Russian court has zero chance of success - Russian constitution prohibits extradition of Russian citizens from Russia. Hence - if you truly believe you have a strong case, the best assurance of jailing him is to go to Russian court. EU and Russia, Netherlands and Russia have agreements in law enforcement cooperation. Unless you broke them down "due to situation in Crimea".

About a decade ago British made a similar attempt to demand extradition of a Russian citizens Andrei Lugovoi. They even suggested to change Russian constitution, and got a response "their brains need to be changed".


If the case is indeed strong, then the Russian state is involved, so no chance of a fair trial in the country which was actively involved and where the justice system isn't unbiased. So a trial in absentia in the Netherlands is the only change to get a fair an public hearing.

I am sure the Russian state will ignore any court unfavorable towards them, as we have seen by the conviction of Russia in the Greenpeace case, The Netherlands is still waiting for the money for the damages caused by the Russian state.
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Re: From Russia with truth

Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:55 am

Dutchy wrote:

I am sure the Russian state will ignore any court unfavorable towards them, as we have seen by the conviction of Russia in the Greenpeace case, The Netherlands is still waiting for the money for the damages caused by the Russian state.


As is the way it should be. Why in the hell should Russia, a sovreign state ackgowledge a bullshit decision of a treaty that Russia explicitly noted that will not comply to settlement procedures...back in 1997 when the UNCLS was signed.

Those Greenpeace goofs should be forever greatful they were released and their ship wasn't sent to the scrappers as it should have been, ya know, having been basically used as a weapon to commit the crime.

Since you mention it, however, lets put politics aside and look at that Artic Sunrise case. Objectively
Where do you see any bias in the Russian Court's decision? I mean they were fucking lucky. The piracy charges (15 years max) were changed to aggrevated hooliganism (maximum 3 years) one month into the investigation, and then the case was closed (don't confuse with charges being dropped) due to an amnesty by the Russian Government. The bail money was returned to Greenpeace and they were permitted to take their shit barge back. What more could they ask for?
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