reality bites: Russian troops in Ukraine as Weapon of Mass Destruction in Iraq…old story

Posted: May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ops…..the New York Times has been found lying. It seems old habits are hard to kill

Indeed, even the New York Times now admits that the Russian army is not directly responsible for the anti-government protests in Ukraine.  :

The New York Times, which has asserted for weeks that the Russian government is behind the unrest in Ukraine’s east, finally sent some reporters to the region to dig up the proof, but all they found were eastern Ukrainians upset by the coup regime in Kiev that replaced President Viktor Yanukovych.

The Times … has recently been promoting the “theme” that Ukrainians would be happy with their new unelected government if only the Russians weren’t “destabilizing eastern Ukraine.”

 

Journalists in the field (Chiver and Snider) report

 

A deeper look at the 12th Company [of the People’s Militia] — during more than a week of visiting its checkpoints, interviewing its fighters and observing them in action against a Ukrainian military advance here on Friday — shows that in its case neither portrayal captures the full story.

“The rebels of the 12th Company appear to be Ukrainians but, like many in the region, have deep ties to and affinity for Russia. They are veterans of the Soviet, Ukrainian or Russian Armies, and some have families on the other side of the border. Theirs is a tangled mix of identities and loyalties.

“Further complicating the picture, while the fighters share a passionate distrust of Ukraine’s government and the Western powers that support it, they disagree among themselves about their ultimate goals. They argue about whether Ukraine should redistribute power via greater federalization or whether the region should be annexed by Russia, and they harbor different views about which side might claim Kiev, the capital, and even about where the border of a divided Ukraine might lie.”

 

Independent journalists are under immense pressure (psychological and physical) from the Ukraine Military to go away (Margarita Symonian of RT News has confirmed to have received  theaths and an apparent $10,000 bounty on her head

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