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Dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war killed in Russian captivity

Dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war killed in Russian captivity

Dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war have reportedly been killed in what is believed to be a Russian attack on a prisoner camp in Russian-occupied Donbas, and possibly the worst crime against captive combatants since Russia’s war began.

Ukrainian intelligence said that a “powerful explosion” occurred on July 28 in a former jail that had been serving as a prisoner camp for Ukrainian soldiers.

The prisoner camp was near the town of Olenivka, some 20 kilometers south of Donetsk, the main stronghold of Russian proxies since 2014.

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Many of the prisoners held at the Olenivka camp belong to the Azov Regiment, which played an important role in the Battle of Mariupol between March and May. Russia and Russian-led militants repeatedly vowed to execute the Azov combatants.

Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office, said that Russia’s version of events of Ukraine killing its own combatants in captivity makes no sense.

"In Olenivka, there are no operational military targets for the Ukrainian military," Podolyak said on July 29.

"Moreover, our armed forces have all capabilities necessary to identify targets for precise destruction of munition depots, command and control posts, and fuel dumps."

The broad and swift Russian media campaign around the incident also indicates that it was a "planned and organized action," Podolyak said.

"We know that several days before the crime, part of the inmates had been relocated to the barrack that was hit later," Podolyak said.

" (It's) a classic, cynical, thought-out false flag operation."

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Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Fri Jul 29, 2022, 05:58 PM (5 replies)

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Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Sun Jul 24, 2022, 11:38 PM (0 replies)

Newsy reporting on the 52-bus convoy

Just saw a report on the 52 bus NRA Children's Museum on broadcast tv. The report included remarks from Sen. Chuck Schumer pleading with Senators to put themselves in the parents' shoes and put them above the NRA money.

First time I've seen this on broadcast tv since learning about it here on DU -- A Mile-Long Procession Of Buses Is Carrying Items From School Shooting Victims To Ted Cruz's House

See also, https://changetheref.org/

Founded in the memory of their son Joaquin who was one of the 17 Parkland victims, Manuel and Patricia Oliver are committed to ensuring real change in gun laws.
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Tue Jul 19, 2022, 08:55 PM (14 replies)

tv talking heads say "chain" -- it's a WEB of seditious conspiracy

I flipped channels in the aftermath of the January 6 committee hearing. Several had commentary about the Department of Justice and questions about how far "up the chain" the DoJ might go. With 7 televised hearings thus far, it should be clear even to the talkers that it is a tangled web of conspiracy. It's not a simple chain of command as in the military.

I want to see them follow each strand of the web. They can start with Jones, Stone, Flynn, Trump, and the named members of Congress and see where each thread leads.
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Tue Jul 12, 2022, 04:24 PM (6 replies)

The radical Republican extremist party doesn't want women to vote ...

The radical Republican extremist party uses a multi-prong attack to select themselves.

When the radical Republican extremist party discovered that more education indicates a more likelihood of voting for the Democratic party, they launched a war on education. Now that war includes their goal of fascism. Voter suppression laws are designed to suppress those voters less likely to vote for radical Republican extremists.

Voter ID laws and voter registration laws disproportionately affect millions of low-income individuals, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, college students, and women.

Restrictions to Early Voting, Absentee and Mail-In Ballots, and Polling Places

Accessibility of polling places is vital to ensuring that citizens can vote. Working-class people do not have time or money to drive miles or wait in long lines just to vote. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology analysis found that African American and Hispanic voters experienced the longest wait times: White voters averaged a 12-minute wait, while African American voters averaged a 23-minute wait and Hispanic voters averaged a 19-minute wait (Center for American Progress Action Fund).

Summary of Voter Suppression Efforts

Note their partisan scalpel employed to disenfranchise any Democrat who managed to get past the radical obstacles to voting.

We need to point these things out because many of those newly-enraged women, men, and young people may not realize that the assault on rights didn't suddenly appear with this court's ruling.
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:01 PM (0 replies)

Just-us Mockalito and Amy Coathanger would love the witches suggestion.

Just-Us Beer Bong Weenie Waver and Uncle Clarence and Robber roberts will gleefully go along. The Subversive Court doesn't want to take a long time to send us backwards a long time, as they know their time of subversion is limited.

The radical Republican extremist party has been trying to eliminate old folks for quite a while -- and raid that Social Security stockpile, of course. Moscow Mitch wants peasants of all ages to stop lounging around on his money and get back to the mines and sweatshops. A fetus is a tool to rile the worker drones and stormtroopers. Good worker drones, stormtroopers, breeders, and billionaires -- that's all the modern radical Republican extremist party needs.

Anyone not brainwashed by now by the Fascist Oligarch eXtremists propaganda network is either the enemy or expendable, to GOP.
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Sat Jul 9, 2022, 12:42 PM (0 replies)

he really said it ...

Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Fri Jul 8, 2022, 07:58 PM (0 replies)

Are Republicans now coming for Republican guns?

My neighbors have screeched for years about Democrats coming for their guns. No logic or history has calmed them. Maybe it's time to have a little chat with them about their recent loss of the right to privacy.

Using the stellar journalistic example of FOX (or, as many people are saying, the Fascist Oligarch eXtremists propaganda network), I submit the following:

Robber roberts, Uncle Clarence, Goreysucker, Amy Coathanger, Beer Bong Weenie Waver, and Mockalito have STRIPPED THE RIGHT of privacy from gun owners and paved the way for GOVERNMENT to snoop for RED flag GUNS and CONFISCATE them. Republicans are coming for your guns!
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Fri Jul 8, 2022, 12:59 PM (2 replies)

The Speaker: "McCarthy (Q-CA) Fails to Lead, Hands Keys to Party to Greene"

From Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

McCarthy (Q-CA) Fails to Lead, Hands Keys to Party to Greene

February 3, 2021
Press Release

Sen. John Thune: House Republicans Must Decide if They Want to Be the Party of QAnon

After several conversations and literally running away from reporters, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) made clear that he is refusing to take action against conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. As a result, the House will continue with a vote to strip Greene of her seat on the esteemed House Committee on Education & Labor and House Committee on Budget. McCarthy’s failure to lead his party effectively hands the keys over to Greene – an anti-Semite, QAnon adherent and 9/11 Truther.

McCarthy’s cowardly refusal to deal with Greene breaks with calls from Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, the Republican Jewish Coalition and several prominent members of the party to take action against Greene.

As No 2. Senate Republican John Thune warned Tuesday, McCarthy has chosen to make House Republicans “the party of conspiracy theories and QAnon” and Rep. Greene is in the driver’s seat.

[ Edited to add the original's in-line links, but click the title to go to the original in case I missed some. ]
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Wed Feb 3, 2021, 07:07 PM (10 replies)

Your President is not a threat to your life or country

You can sleep tonight knowing that your President will not threaten your life, livelihood, or nation, either deliberately, through ignorance, or incompetence.

Let that sink in and relax.
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Wed Jan 20, 2021, 08:24 PM (1 replies)
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