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NATO's North Atlantic Council Condemns Russia's Military in Crimea, Ukraine

There are 13279 comments on the Breitbart.com story from Mar 2, 2014, titled NATO's North Atlantic Council Condemns Russia's Military in Crimea, Ukraine. In it, Breitbart.com reports that:

The North Atlantic Council, NATO's key governing organization, met Sunday to discuss the NATO-Ukraine Commission and released its official statement on Ukraine.

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George

Red Deer, Canada

#4048 May 19, 2014
Smart Observer wrote:
Vladimir Putin's Secret Billion Dollar Fortune:
Official disclosures list Putin's annual Presidential salary at $187,000 (5.8 million rubles). Putin also claims to have a relatively meager net worth consisting of $180,000 in a savings account, a few Russian-made automobiles and a 16,000 square foot plot of land in the Moscow suburbs. Putin's wife Lyudmila controls bank accounts totaling $260,000. In total, they claim their net worth totals less than $500,000.
During his reign, many Russian insiders and experts believe that Putin has used his power to do a little more than improve life for the common Russian citizen. While many previously state-owned industries were privatized, Putin allegedly has used his power to build large secret ownership stakes several multi-billion dollar commodity firms. His most vocal critics assert that Putin has leveraged his power to acquire a 4.5% ownership stake in natural gas producer Gazprom, a 37% stake in oil company Surgutneftegas and 50% stake in Swiss oil-trader Gunvor. Gazprom alone does over $150 billion in revenue annually, Guvnor does $80 billion and Surgutneftegas over $20 billion. Using their most recent market capitalizations, Putin's combined ownership stakes would give him a personal net worth of $70 billion!
What is Vladimir Putin's net worth?
His wife would be too afraid to challenge him in open court for a better settlement unless he has already given something above and beyone the regular income but he has proven he cannot be trusted.
Observer

United States

#4049 May 19, 2014
Keep trying, Gertrude.

I'm writing a paper on "The Politics of Deniability" and you've almost a full chapter devoted to your comments. LOL
George

Red Deer, Canada

#4050 May 19, 2014
Pro-Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>
The lies from Russia's media are starting to piss off politicians also, not to mention foreign journalists. Today one Finnish politician expressed his frustration again, he said that Russia's official media is almost completely filled with means to spread propaganda without any facts.
– It starts from the labels they use, like fascism, which is the most efficient word of intimidation used in Russian news.
- He is sad that those in power to comment on Ukraine's situation aren't equipped with an independent analysing capacity, by which they would easily be able to separate clearly lying and truthful information.
– We have to state this lack in both the media and in the government.
– There is not one official or non-official media who's news are 100% credible. This goes for all parties and actors in Ukraine's crisis.
- Fasiscm's features are nationalism emphasising ethnic and lingual solidarity, idolizing forceful politics, intimidation and physically abusing opponents, resorting to manipulated referendums, xenophobia, controlling the media, state-focused propaganda and adoring the strong leader.
– In East-Ukraine the separatists and their international supporters have occupied city buildings, put up road blocks and terrorised their opponents are way more clearly fascists than the rubber stamped Kiev Government.
It is unfortunate that the people are forced to read rubbish in the media, but how does anyone change Putins stand on this. The people have started protesting in the 10's of thousands to the duma to leave the media sensorship and let media report the truth but it is falling on deaf ears as they are mostly communist style representatives that have a strong influence from the past and are not comfortable giving the people of Russia ANY freedoms of choice or expression.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#4051 May 19, 2014
Observer wrote:
Keep trying, Gertrude.
I'm writing a paper on "The Politics of Deniability" and you've almost a full chapter devoted to your comments. LOL
You have proven you do not have reading comprehension skills, so I am very certain your writing skills involve crayones and coloring books only.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#4052 May 19, 2014
Observer wrote:
Keep trying, Gertrude.
I'm writing a paper on "The Politics of Deniability" and you've almost a full chapter devoted to your comments. LOL
Tinfoil hat brigade strikes again ;)

But George should feel flattered, he gets all the attention - and he gets most of it from the tinfoil hat brigade, lol
Observer

United States

#4053 May 19, 2014
The chapter is entitled: "Transference as a Tool of Political Debate, Does it Really Fool Anyone?"

LOL
Oliver Cromwell

Blackburn, UK

#4054 May 19, 2014
I can read wrote:
$200Bn is at latest count.
That's not including the trillions lost in potential future investments because nobody trusts Russia any more.
Well China does they are about to sign a 400Billion dollar gas deal with Russia,where do you get your ideas from Fox news?

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#4055 May 19, 2014
George wrote:
<quoted text>
It is unfortunate that the people are forced to read rubbish in the media, but how does anyone change Putins stand on this. The people have started protesting in the 10's of thousands to the duma to leave the media sensorship and let media report the truth but it is falling on deaf ears as they are mostly communist style representatives that have a strong influence from the past and are not comfortable giving the people of Russia ANY freedoms of choice or expression.
Maybe the good thing coming out of this sad tragedy (the people suffering in Ukraine), is that Kreml hasn't figured out that the West has already started to see through the Russian false propaganda and hence at some point starts to dismiss whatever 'news' Russia comes with?

I think that their propaganda has come as a shock to people in the west, who have had difficulties admitting that everything they believed in was nothing more but a deliberate attempt to mislead them.

At the least the propaganda awakened many people's interest to find out more about the history and that way help to separate the truth from lies ;)

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#4056 May 19, 2014
Observer wrote:
The chapter is entitled: "Transference as a Tool of Political Debate, Does it Really Fool Anyone?"
LOL
Well we all know that you are nobody's fool, but maybe someone will adopt you one day ;)

But some readers will definitely read George's comments and realize that 'dammit, that guy knows what he is talking about'- definitely ;)
Oliver Cromwell

Blackburn, UK

#4057 May 19, 2014
9 Literature

The press[edit]

Russia has a very wide range of print media. There are over 400 daily newspapers, covering every field, and offering all kinds of perspectives.[4] The total number of newspapers in Russia is 8,978, and they have a total annual circulation of 8.2 billion copies. There are also 6,698 magazines and periodicals with a total annual circulation of 1.6 billion copies.[5] Russia has the largest number of newspaper journalists in the world (102,300), followed by China (82,849) and the United States (54,134), according to statistics published by UNESCO in 2005.[6]

Newspapers are the second most popular media in Russia, after television. Local newspapers are more popular than national ones, with 27% of Russians consulting local newspapers routinely and 40% reading them occasionally. For national newspapers, the corresponding figures are 18% and 38%, respectively.[7]

According to figures from the National Circulation Service agency, the most popular newspaper is Argumenty i Fakty which has a circulation of 2.9 million. It is followed by Weekly Life (1.9 million), TV Guide (1.2 million) and Perm Region Izvestiya (1 million).[8] However, only about half of all Russian newspapers are registered with the agency.[4] Some of the leading newspapers in Russia are tabloids, including Zhizn. The most important business newspapers are Vedomosti and the influential Kommersant. Many newspapers are opposition-leaning, such as the critical Nezavisimaya Gazeta and Novaya Gazeta, which is known for its investigative journalism.[4][9] The main English-language newspapers are Moscow Times and The St. Petersburg Times. 6 of the 10 most circulated Russian newspapers are based in Moscow, while the other 4 are based in other cities and regions.

This is a rough breakdown of the printed Media in Russia,many opposition and Independent,what doesn't come as a shock to me I how much Western bullshit keeps on being swallowed decade after decade.
Observer

United States

#4058 May 19, 2014
Honey, you wouldn't know the truth if it slapped you in the face and did a pirouette on your head.

You live in a make-believe world, with little dress up dolls in houses with furniture made of toothpicks.
Avenger

Cambridge, Canada

#4059 May 19, 2014
For the umpteen time Fuhrer Putin has ordered his troops away from the Ukraine border.
Yeah sure and your actually poor and you didn't steal that super bowl ring off Kraft either. Hehe

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#4060 May 19, 2014
Ouch! In Russia, not in USSR. And we are supposed to give credability to Russian media...

Journalists Killed in Russia/Motive Confirmed

Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev, Novoye Delo
Mikhail Beketov, Khimkinskaya Pravda
Kazbek Gekkiyev, VGTRK
Gadzhimurad Kamalov, Chernovik
Abdulmalik Akhmedilov, Hakikat and Sogratl
Natalya Estemirova, Novaya Gazeta, Kavkazsky Uzel
Anastasiya Baburova, Novaya Gazeta
Telman (Abdulla) Alishayev, TV-Chirkei
Magomed Yevloyev, Ingushetiya
Ivan Safronov, Kommersant
Maksim Maksimov, Gorod
Anna Politkovskaya, Novaya Gazeta
Vagif Kochetkov, Trud and Tulsky Molodoi Kommunar
Magomedzagid Varisov, Novoye Delo
Pavel Makeev, Puls
Paul Klebnikov, Forbes Russia
Adlan Khasanov, Reuters
Aleksei Sidorov, Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye
Yuri Shchekochikhin, Novaya Gazeta
Roddy Scott, Frontline
Valery Ivanov, Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye
Natalya Skryl, Nashe Vremya
Eduard Markevich, Novy Reft
Igor Domnikov, Novaya Gazeta
Aleksandr Yefremov, Nashe Vremya
Vladimir Yatsina, ITAR-TASS
Shamil Gigayev, Nokh Cho TV
Ramzan Mezhidov, TV Tsentr
Supian Ependiyev, Groznensky Rabochy
Anatoly Levin-Utkin, Yurichichesky Peterburg Segodnya
Larisa Yudina, Sovietskaya Kalmykia Segodnya
Ramzan Khadzhiev, Russian Public TV (ORT)
Viktor Mikhailov, Zabaikalsky Rabochy
Nina Yefimova, Vozrozhdeniye
Nadezhda Chaikova, Obshchaya Gazeta
Viktor Pimenov, Vaynakh Television
Felix Solovyov, freelance
Vadim Alferyev, Segodnyashnyaya Gazeta
Shamkhan Kagirov, Rossiskaya Gazeta and Vozrozheniye
Natalya Alyakina, Focus and RUFA
Farkhad Kerimov, Associated Press TV
Vladislav Listyev, Russian Public Television (OTR)
Viatcheslav Rudnev, Freelancer
Jochen Piest, Stern
Vladimir Zhitarenko, Krasnaya Zvezda
Cynthia Elbaum, Freelancer
Dmitry Kholodov, Mosckovski Komsomolets
Yuri Soltis, Interfax
Aleksandr Smirnov, Molodyozhny Kuryer
Aleksandr Sidelnikov, Lennauchfilm Studio
Sergei Krasilnikov, Ostankino Television Company
Yvan Scopan, TF-1 Television Company
Vladimir Drobyshev, Nature and Man
Igor Belozyorov, Ostankino State Broadcasting Company
Rory Peck, ARD Television Company
Dmitry Krikoryants, Expresskhronika

Journalists Killed in Russia/Motive Unconfirmed

Vyacheslav Yaroshenko, Korruptsiya i Prestupnost
Shafig Amrakhov, RIA 51
Ilyas Shurpayev, Channel One
Gadzhi Abashilov, Dagestan
Vyacheslav Ifanov, Novoye Televideniye Aleiska
Yevgeny Gerasimenko, Saratovsky Rasklad
Ilya Zimin, NTV
Dmitry Shvets, TV-21 Northwestern Broadcasting
Sergei Kalinovsky, Moskovsky Komsomolets
Adam Tepsurgayev, Reuters
Sergey Ivanov, Lada-TV
Iskandar Khatloni, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Sergey Novikov, Radio Vesna
Vadim Rudenko, ORT
Valentina Neverova, Pravo
Ivan Fedyunin, Bryanskie Izvestia
Valery Krivosheyev, Komsomolskaya Pravda
Oleg Slabynko, Russian Television Channel 2
Andrew Shumack, Freelancer
Sergei Ivanov, Nevskoye Vremya
Maxim Chabalin, Nevskoye Vremya
Felix Titov, Nevskoye Vremya
Andrei Aizderdzis, Who's Who
Sergei Dubov, Vsyo Dlya Vas, International and Moscow Business Week

http://cpj.org/killed/europe/russia/

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#4061 May 19, 2014
Avenger wrote:
For the umpteen time Fuhrer Putin has ordered his troops away from the Ukraine border.
Yeah sure and your actually poor and you didn't steal that super bowl ring off Kraft either. Hehe
Avenger, maybe this time we can believe in Putler?

No signs of troops withdrawing although Putler swears for the umpteenth time that they are gone.

But we can believe that the next time he is sincere - lol
Avenger

Cambridge, Canada

#4062 May 19, 2014
Pro-Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>
Avenger, maybe this time we can believe in Putler?
No signs of troops withdrawing although Putler swears for the umpteenth time that they are gone.
But we can believe that the next time he is sincere - lol
Who's buying anything Fuhrer Putin says? Hehe
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#4063 May 19, 2014
The future of the new world is China and not Russia unless there are new representatives other than Putin from Russia, while US is supposed to be done with, within time (less than a decade.)

East Ukraine stops saying pro_Russia by saying Protection of Pro_east Ukraine instead of own sovereignty.

Unlike Putin, the Chinese sent ships to take care of its people when there was heavy rioting against Chinese in Vietnam, and gave stiff warning to Vietnam that the Vietnam government surrendered to China.

It looks like China is exercising heavily to target against US doing Asia Pivot , that there is no ASIA NATO like US, Japan, South Korea and Filippinese together, that China's military is capable of reaching to hit Filippinese as a result of recent Obama visiting, that these economies will soon go down, like the neighbor Thailand economy which is contracting.

Putin is crawling to China tomorrow for energy deals, which are the biggest ever on the planet, that China might have a few words to Putin's weakness to NATO, perhaps on Ukraine crisis too in facing US.

Actually Russia could be very strong with the large size of population, yet is totally corrupted by Putin to get his pockets fatter to get rich.

Russians have a lot of educated people and rich ones too, of which quite many were leaving to Britain,where the richest man in London is a Russian, while some of them have been stolen by US to work in US strategic think tank and government organizations.

TO DEAL ABOUT US GLOBAL CONTAINMENT, INCLUDING ON RUSSIA ,the leadership is not Russia as long as there is Putin ___ It looks Russia cannot even survive by having US and NATO keeping on pushing, by just demonstrating by needing help by getting China to appear it has an alliance partner China , that China appears to look like stronger than Russia, that if China's military is modernized (it shows it has done so by its hardware and expansion of soldiers) and keeps growing tougher and stronger, it will push Russia to hit NATO .

Putin's responses and position to Ukraine crisis show a very awful and weak Russia indeed as an awkward embarrassment.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#4064 May 19, 2014
You also have to keep in mind that Putin is lying all the time, he is not honest and hence we can't take his words or actions at face value.

He is known for his zenisms like 'appear weak before your enemy' etc.

Putin is playing the game by his own rules, either he is stopped or then we might have to witness some blizard attacks when least expecting :(
rage

Laurinburg, NC

#4065 May 19, 2014
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
<quoted text> Well China does they are about to sign a 400Billion dollar gas deal with Russia,where do you get your ideas from Fox news?
speaking of chinese i think people like pro ukraine should start learning it.
Oliver Cromwell

Blackburn, UK

#4066 May 19, 2014
Pro-Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>
Avenger, maybe this time we can believe in Putler?
No signs of troops withdrawing although Putler swears for the umpteenth time that they are gone.
But we can believe that the next time he is sincere - lol
That's a good one Putin withdrawing troops from his own Country,LOL!! how about the US withdrawing ITS troops from the hundred and twenty four Countries they are in.
Oliver Cromwell

Blackburn, UK

#4067 May 19, 2014
rage wrote:
<quoted text> speaking of chinese i think people like pro ukraine should start learning it.
He may make more sense if he was speaking Manderin.

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