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Oleg Atbashian

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January 23, 2014 - 3:42 pm
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In a shocking video released today on the Internet, special government police force “Berkut” beat up and humiliate an arrested activist on Grushevsky Street in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. The man, wearing a “Ukrainian cossack” haircut, is severely beaten and can be seen with bruises and lacerations all over his naked body. The police strip him to his socks in 25 degrees Farenheit weather, scream insults, and force him to hold a small shovel as they take pictures.

WARNING: The video on the following page includes graphic nudity.

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Thank you for this, Oleg. The protests are much more intense and widespread than is being superficially reported by the MSM. I began to read feeling a bit hopeless about average American citizens finding a way to help the Ukranians, since we can't seem to stand up for ourselves in the US at the moment. I came away awed and inspired by these Ukranian freedom protests.
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It is just a matter of time till the cops in the US start doing the same. Notice how they all dress in black, have their faces covered & no one holds them accountable at all. Such is the state of the Ukraine today, but coming to America soon. Just wait & see!
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Did the cops later beat him to death because he was sitting in a way that they approved?
12 weeks ago
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Russia has always had its greedy fingers in Ukrainian affairs. Pro-rada demonstrators recognize a new Russian land grab when they see one. Is it too much of a stretch to imagine Russian tanks rolling into Kiev to "restore" peace?
12 weeks ago
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Ted Cruz supports bill that would impose sanctions on Ukraine for these violations of civil rights. http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=824
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I'm not surprised the police are getting more brutal considering the photos appearing in European media of cops on fire from petrol bombs in the early days of the protests (before there were any fatalities). Both sides appear to be escalating the violence.
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As I understand it, the eastern Ukrainians identify more with the Russians and the western Ukrainians identify more with the west. The west does not need the Ukraine, but the Russians do need the Ukraine in their defensive border because the border between the Ukraine and Russia is indefensible.

Can we not come up with a sensible trade policy that does not require military commitments?
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You're right about some of the divisions in Ukraine, fsilber. The "Gates of Vienna" website has shown how the pro-EU opposition aren't all angels, and aren't all sensible.

The Cold War is over. Let's not go all Neocon with Ukraine. Let them sort it out.
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Thank you for this, Oleg. The protests are much more intense and widespread than is being superficially reported by the MSM. I began to read feeling a bit hopeless about average American citizens finding a way to help the Ukranians, since we can't seem to stand up for ourselves in the US at the moment. I came away awed and inspired by these Ukranian freedom protests.
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BUT, BUT, BUT, ...Justin Beiber!

Ann Barnhardt has enlightening commentary on the Ukraine situation. Echoes what KhanKrum is saying about coming here soon.
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It is just a matter of time till the cops in the US start doing the same. Notice how they all dress in black, have their faces covered & no one holds them accountable at all. Such is the state of the Ukraine today, but coming to America soon. Just wait & see!
12 weeks ago
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The US and EU agents and NGOs are coordinating the events in the Ukraine, like they did in Serbia and tried to do in Armenia. I hope that the Ukraine calms down and stays in alliance with Russia. The Ukraine would be crazy to join the EU just as it further enters its super debt cycle collapse. World power is shifting from West to East. The Ukraine should look East, not West.
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You have no idea what you're talking about. Alliance with tyranny? I'd expect a comment like this on a lib site.
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Well, ddcan, I guess you're not aware of the tyranny of the EU. The media doesn't present it as such, but it is a tyranny nonetheless. And lots of Ukrainians are oriented towards Russia, whether you like it or not. The opposition in Ukraine are not dominated by a bunch of John Adams's and James Madison's.
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A lot of *Russians* in Ukraine are oriented towards Russia--not ethnic Ukrainians who have their votes disenfranchised by expat Russians. I'm no fan of the EU, but Russia is no friend to Ukraine. I speak from a position of experience as I have lived there for extended periods and have many Ukrainian friends.
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What? If anything, US government agents are on the other side.
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