Two friends meet, both native Russian speakers – as is everyone in this region – but one speaks Russian, and the other insists on speaking Ukrainian.
“Why are you speaking Ukrainian?” asks one friend. “Are you afraid Ukrainian nationalists will come and kill you?”
“No,” comes the reply. “I’m afraid if Putin hears me speaking Russian, he will come to ‘protect’ my rights!”
The leadership of Putin’s proxies are Russian, but they welcome local ground soldiers:
What recruits they did find, residents now say, were not top-flight volunteers.
“The people who supported this were marginal people, communists, [lower class] lumpen, some of the Orthodox priests,” says Denis Bigunov, a member of the Slaviansk City Council before and after the three-month uprising. Such comments about who took part are widely heard here. And videos uploaded on the Internet show some Orthodox priests clearly siding with the rebels.
Hamas kills 160 Palestinian children by sending them to dig terror tunnels
Good thing the perpetrators aren’t Israelis, or the Left would accuse them of war crimes…
Eager for a higher body count, I guess.
“One of the cops told me, I asked him if he could help us after we just got attacked and they showed up, and I had the Israeli flag draped around my neck. The only thing he said was, ‘What do you expect coming here wearing that flag?’” Birrell said.
Heads need to roll at the Calgary Police Service. Figuratively-speaking.
Strangely enough, the police in Weimar Germany did the very same thing…