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Illegal Ukraine Coup gov accuses Russian Black Sea fleet commander of crimes on Crimea's territory

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© ITAR-TASS/Lev FedoseevVice-Admiral Alexander Vitko
Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office incriminated Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Alexander Vitko in committing crimes on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea. The official website of the state office reported this on Thursday.

According to the document, Vitko "has committed crimes under Part 2, Article 27 and Part 1, Article 111 (incitement to treason), Part 3, Article 27 and Article 113 (engineering act of sabotage) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine".

"For committing the named crimes, the offender may face imprisonment for 3 to 15 years," the prosecutor's office reports.

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Crimea's Supreme Council makes decision to join Russia as federal subject

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© ITAR-TASS/Alexei Pavlishak Russian flag at the entrance to Crimea's Supreme Council
The Supreme Council of the Crimea on its session has made a fundamental decision for the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea to join Russia as a federal subject. First Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliyev told this Itar-Tass on Thursday.

Addressing the audience at the building of the Supreme Council, one of the deputies said: "Firstly, we've taken a decision to be part of the Russian Federation as Russia's subject. Secondly, the referendum will take place on March 16."

"Crimean residents will be asked: 'Are you for Crimea's being part of the Russian Federation?'," the deputy said, adding that the Supreme Council had also decided to address the Russian leadership to start a procedure for Crimea's being part of Russia.

Several thousands of people have gathered at the building and have Russian and Crimean flags in their hands.

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BREAKING! Crimean parliament votes to join Russia, hold referendum in 10 days on ratifying

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A referendum on the status of Crimea will be held March 16, the region's deputy prime minister announced. Crimeans will be asked to decide if the autonomous republic stays part of Ukraine or joins Russia.

"The referendum will take place March 16," said the autonomous region's First Deputy-Premier Rustam Temirgaliev, according to ITAR-TASS.

The new date is two weeks earlier than the one announced last week.

There will be two questions on the ballots.

"The first one: Are you in favor of Crimea becoming a constituent territory of the Russian Federation. The second one: Are you in favor of restoring Crimea's 1992 constitution," Temirgaliev said.

According to the 1992 constitution, the autonomous republic is part of Ukraine but has relations with Kiev, defined on the basis of mutual agreements.

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Putin's rating at two-year maximum for second week

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's rating has remained at a two-year maximum level for the last two weeks, according to the data published by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM) on March 6.

Researchers believe that Putin's growing rating is the direct effect of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and the situation around Ukraine and Crimea.

The poll conducted by WCIOM on March 1-2 indicated that 67.8% of respondents approve of Putin's work.

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NATO Confirms "accidentally" killing Afghani troops

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© UnknownWhen the fail is so strong, one facepalm is not enough
At least five soldiers from the Afghan army have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan.

They were killed in the early hours of Thursday in the Charkh district of Logar province.

Nato confirmed the "unfortunate incident" and said it was investigating the circumstances behind the attack.

Correspondents say it is likely to anger President Hamid Karzai, who has been deeply critical of international air strikes that have killed civilians.

Comment: Yet another Drone Killing! You'd think with the increase in technology, they would be less prone to error? Apparently not, the trigger happy U.S. Drone Gamers just couldn't resist.

This is likely to send some serious ripples through the international community as the U.S, EU, and NATO are trying to project a holier-than-thou image as they try to strong arm Russia over America's FAILED Coup d'Etat in the Ukraine.

I can't see how these yahoos could have any credibility left.


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UK Police State: Changes to stop and search delayed

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© BBC NewsOne man told Newsnight's Laura Kuenssberg he had been stopped and searched by police ''at least 100 times''
Plans to limit police stop and search powers in England and Wales have been held up by "regressive" attitudes in Downing Street, senior Conservatives have told BBC Newsnight.

The home secretary wrote to cabinet colleagues in December seeking approval to "reduce significantly" one type of stop and search, Newsnight has learned.

Despite setting a 12 December deadline, the changes are yet
to be announced.

Downing Street said the prime minister accepted reforms needed to take place.

However, officials have refused to say when any decisions might be taken.

Critics say stop and search unfairly targets the black community.

In November, the Equality and Human Rights Commission said that, overall, black people were six times more likely than white people to be stopped, with Asian or other ethnic minority groups two times more likely to be stopped.

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NATO Airstrike kills 5, wounds 17 in Afghanistan

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© AP Photo/Burhan OzbilichScurry Scurry NATO bombing and shoosting.
A provincial government official says an early morning NATO airstrike in Afghanistan's central Logar province killed 5 Afghan National Army soldiers and wounded another 17.

The official, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to talk to the media, says the strike occurred at 2 a.m. Thursday.

Comment: Great Job NATO: Sign the Pact or we'll withdraw! Then they kill a bunch of people? Wow, what a great way NOT to get what you want. Something smells fishy about this story though.

It may be a scheme to push Afghanistan into the arms of Russia. Or it could just be shortsighted psychopathy at work.

UPDATE:

NATO has just confirmed that it "accidentally" killed 5 soldiers from Afghanistan. Wow. With these kind of friends, who needs enemies?


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Watchdogs or dogs of war? "Presstitutes" follow Obama on Ukraine

The corporate media are a key component of the U.S. imperial machine. Although styling themselves as watchdogs, they are in fact the dogs of war, whose mission is to hide Washington's aggressions behind a fog of lies. War "crimes are committed with impunity in part because presidents get a helping hand from their corporate media partners."
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"Their behaviors are an effort to diminish any debates or arguments against the United States government."

Prominent journalists in the United States may as well be on the White House payroll. They are consistent cheerleaders for whoever occupies the oval office and the corporate corner office. They make no attempt to hide their allegiance to power and their lack of interest in informing the public.

The rotten state of affairs becomes all too obvious whenever a president threatens action against another country. Reporters act more like press agents and spring into action shielding and protecting the aggressors.

They make it clear to those few who gain access that questions, criticisms or anything else that smacks of independent thought will not to be tolerated.

The American decision to use Ukraine as a means of attacking Russian influence is the latest effort to prop up the empire, and the corporate media obligingly show their approval.

CNN's Christiane Amanpour was so eager to fly the American foreign policy flag that she pointedly took a colleague to task on air when he was guilty of nothing more than doing his job. Wolf Blitzer is a corporate media stalwart himself so he and everyone watching was surprised when Amanpour jumped down his throat when he quoted a Russian official.

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Turncoat Obama knew of CIA shenanigans

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© UnknownRemember, all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
A US senator who has become one of the most vocal opponents of the US intelligence apparatus has claimed that US President Obama was aware the CIA monitored computers used by staffers who prepared reports on the agency's use of torture in interrogations.

Comment: You cannot have democracy in the dark. Half of the truth is still a lie.

You remember how Obama made all those promises about stuff like this. All that "change". Here is the proof that he is a dirty turn coat. A flat out traitor.

trai·torˈtrātər/noun
  1. 1.a person who betrays a friend, country, principle, etc."they see me as a traitor, a sellout to the enemy"synonyms:betrayer, backstabber, double-crosser, renegade, fifth columnist;



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Hypocritical U.S. Sends Warship to Black Sea

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© RTThe USS Taylor, Conventienly in the black sea undergoing "repairs" after running aground. That's like saying it hit a telephone pole, or backed into a tree. Who the hell is driving these things?
Turkey has given a US Navy Warship the green light to pass through the Bosphorus within the next two days as tensions in Ukraine's Crimea region continue to divide world powers.

Turkish sources, speaking with the Hurriyet Daily News on Wednesday, declined to elaborate on the name of the US warship. The same officials told the daily on condition of anonymity that the ship in question was not the USS George H.W. Bush nuclear aircraft carrier as suggested in some news reports, as it did not meet the standards specified by the 1936 Montreux Convention in terms of weight.

Comment: So here's how you know something is up. 1) Useless details. 2) Childishly Coy about Useful Details, 3) The American's Are Doing It.

Russia is like RIGHT next to the Ukraine. They actually lease a Navy Base from the Ukraine. America is really far away from the Ukraine. Like almost 5,000 miles away. They have no business, at all sending a Warship to the Black Sea, ever. If they wanted to De-escalate, as they claim, this situation, sending a Warship was the last thing that would help.