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May 26, 2015

Russia Is Using Mobile Crematoriums to Hide Ukraine's Dead

Source: Bloomberg

Russia is so desperate to hide its military involvement in Ukraine that it has brought in mobile crematoriums to destroy the bodies of its war dead, say U.S. lawmakers who traveled to the war-torn country this spring.

The U.S. and NATO have long maintained that thousands of Russian troops are fighting alongside separatists inside eastern Ukraine, and that the Russian government is obscuring not only the presence but also the deaths of its soldiers there. In March, NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow told a conference, "Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the fact that Russian soldiers are fighting -- and dying -- in large numbers in eastern Ukraine."

Hence the extreme measures to get rid of the evidence. “The Russians are trying to hide their casualties by taking mobile crematoriums with them,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry told me. “They are trying to hide not only from the world but from the Russian people their involvement.”

Read more: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-05-26/putin-burns-his-dead-to-hide-ukraine-aggression

I've always thought Putin's biggest fear was not the West, but Russian mothers.
May 15, 2015

So far ALL GOP presidential candidates would NOT have invaded Iraq.

This must make the far right's heads explode. I was especially surprised to see Ted Cruz saying it. Dick Cheney must be really pissed. I guess he wont be campaigning for the GOP nominee. Of course, that may help the guy.
I love pointing this out to my friends who still think Iraq was a GOOD idea.
NOBODY running for president would have invaded Iraq. Amazing. And good. I really thought there would be a lot of half-answers or non-answers from them.
FWIW, I really do think Jeb didnt pay attention to the question, simply because when he answered he said "And so would Hillary, by the way". So it was obvious he was referring to her support in the beginning. But he sure has looked like a doofus bouncing all over the place.

May 14, 2015

George Stephanopoulos discloses $75,000 contribution to Clinton Foundation

Source: Politico

ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their nonprofit organization, the On Media blog has learned.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Stephanopoulos made $25,000 donations to the 501 nonprofit founded by former President Bill Clinton, the foundation's records show. Stephanopoulos never disclosed this information to viewers, even when interviewing author Peter Schweizer last month about his book "Clinton Cash," which alleges that donations to the foundation may have influenced some of Hillary Clinton's actions as secretary of state.

In a statement to the On Media blog on Thursday, Stephanopoulos apologized and said that he should have disclosed the donations to ABC News and its viewers.

"I made charitable donations to the Foundation in support of the work they’re doing on global AIDS prevention and deforestation, causes I care about deeply," he said. "I thought that my contributions were a matter of public record. However, in hindsight, I should have taken the extra step of personally disclosing my donations to my employer and to the viewers on air during the recent news stories about the Foundation. I apologize."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/05/george-stephanopoulos-discloses-contribution-to-clinton-207120.html

May 10, 2015

Racial slurs turn into self defense shooting, cops say.

This poor man did everything right, but ended up having to shoot some drunk racist. What he did after the shooting is equally impressive. Knowing that when the cops arrive to a scene of a "black man with a gun" it could be dangerous, he informs 911 that he has put his gun on the counter and will be lying on the floor when police arrive. He was not charged as the video shows he did nothing wrong.

I couldnt get the video on this link to work, maybe my computer, but found another on a commentary post on FB


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