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#41 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 0319 AM

Private Mercenary Company. Although in this case perhaps less private than state owned, and less Mercenaries than Russian Squaddies on a busmans holiday.


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#42 BansheeOne

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 0406 AM

It's Private Military Contractors, actually. Though I guess it's just a nicer-sounding term for the same thing. :D


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 0848 AM

The EU has so far called for free and fair elections, which is pretty much supporting Guaidó's position, but stopping short of recognizing him as legitimate interim president; most members have basically stated "yeah, what she said", though the German government for example has indicated that they might recognize Guaidó if elections don't come about pronto.

 

France, Germany, Spain give Venezuela deadline for election plan

 

Jan 26, 2019

 

New York/Berlin (dpa) - Germany, France and Spain say they will recognize Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president unless a plan for fresh elections is announced within eight days.

 

"The Venezuelan people must be able to freely decide their own future," the French president wrote on Twitter, echoing similar statements from German and Spanish governments.

 

"Unless elections are announced in the next eight days, we are ready to recognize Juan Guaido as interim president," German government spokeswoman Martina Fietz said.

 

"We are not seeking to install or remove governments, we want democracy and free elections in Venezuela," Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said.

 

The US and more than half a dozen Latin American nations and Albania have already thrown their support behind the opposition. Other countries - including Russia, Iran, Turkey, Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua - have backed President Nicolas Maduro.

 

The announcement comes as UN Security Council prepares to convene to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela.

 

http://www.dpa-inter...90126-99-730338


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#44 Panzermann

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 0855 AM

El Maidano de Caracas


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 0943 AM

As the only shade of blue from all of Asia in that map. Both dated January 25th.

 

1. In Venezuela, the deterioration of the economic and social situation has seriously affected its people's lives and there are many Venezuelan people who are forced to depart the country. Such situation is deplorable. Japan considers that responsible measures should be swiftly taken to improve such situation. In addition, Japan will continue to provide necessary support in cooperation with neighboring countries of Venezuela.

2. Regarding the situation of Venezuela since the presidential inauguration ceremony held on January 10th, 2019, Japan urges that the will of Venezuelan people seeking recovery of democracy based on its constitutional order should be respected. In addition, Japan hopes that democracy in Venezuela will be recovered peacefully with a broad participation of the Venezuelan people.

https://www.mofa.go....s4e_002308.html

 

 

[Asahi Shinbun reporter] One more question which is related to Venezuela. With countries such as the US approve of the activities of the outside party parliamentary chairman declaring to become the interm president, what is the position of Japan and the thinking or response of the Cabinet Minister?

 

[Minister of Foreign Affairs Kono] Japan seeks a quick rectification and improvement to the situation in Venezuela in which over 2 million civilians are unable to live within the country and thus have no choice but to take refuge in surrounding countries. I'm currently thinking that japan will cooperate with the surrounding countries that are receiving refugees and sufferers, and offer as much support as possible. Regarding the Venezuelan political situation, because the cabinet minster is thinking that democracy in accordance to the constitution should be restored as soon as possible, I'm thinking that we want to apply effort in getting this kind of situation under control.

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Edited by JasonJ, 26 January 2019 - 0957 AM.

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#46 sunday

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 1236 PM

 

 

 

 

Interesting is that according to the map above Western Sahara finally got its independence from Morocco and is making its own foreign policy by 'tacitly' supporting Maduro.

Nothing is perfect: according to this map, Crimea is not Russia.

 


That comment made my day! :)

 


Thus started the painful trip of Roman to Northern Siberia...

 

Taking into account Earth is flat and rectangular according to this map, its failure to correctly represent borders of Russia is minor problem :) By the way Siberia is usually divided into Eastern and Western parts, not South and North :)

 


Well, to the northern parts of one of the two Siberias, then.  :P


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 1254 PM

 

Tyumen is best city to live in Putinland. The Rus have learned that PMCs are both useful and lucrative.
 

What is PMCs?

 

 

 

 

 

PMC = Private Military Contractor. Wagner in Russia is regarded as such an organization.


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#48 Simon Tan

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 1912 PM

The maduristas know that they can expect terrible things if they lose power.
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Posted 26 January 2019 - 2014 PM

Gold Withdrawal, denied:

 

 

Bank of England blocks Maduro's $1.2B gold withdrawal - report

 

The Bank of England has blocked Nicolas Maduro's officials from withdrawing $1.2 billion worth of gold, Bloomberg reported, dealing a further blow to the embattled Venezuelan President as he tries to salvage his authority.

 

According to the report, which cites unnamed people familiar with the matter, the gold is a significant part of the $8 billion in foreign reserves held by the Venezuelan central bank.
 
CNN has not been able to independently verify the report and is attempting to get a response from Maduro's officials.
 
The move by the Bank of England came after top U.S. officials urged the British government to help cut off Maduro's access to his country's assets, the report said, and instead steer them towards opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has claimed the presidency.
 
On Saturday, the UK joined the US and a host of other countries by saying it would recognize Guaidó as the country's interim President if new elections were not called within the next eight days.
 
"We stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States in saying that the National Assembly and its President Juan Guaidó are best placed to lead Venezuela to the restoration of its democracy, its economy and its freedom," said UK Minister of State Alan Duncan.
 
In a statement, the Bank of England said Saturday that it provides gold custody services to a large number of customers, but it does not comment on those relationships.
 
"In all its operations, the Bank observes the highest standards of risk management and abides by all relevant legislation, including applicable financial sanctions," the statement said.
 
The US Treasury Department said in a statement Friday it plans to use economic and diplomatic tools to ensure any commercial transactions with the Venezuelan government are "consistent" with the US-recognized government of Venezuela led by Juan Guaidó.

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#50 Colin

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 2037 PM

China , Russia and France were the biggest creditors to Saddam as well, if they want to support these deadbeats, let them take their chances.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 2305 PM

In this instance, the supporters are Moscow, Beijing, and, interestingly, New Delhi. These 3 form the core of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, whose unity and effectiveness will now be put to the test. Bringing India and Indians onside in the effort to install a replacement for Maduro, for the purposes of fracturing the SCO, should now be a priority for Washington in various ways.


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#52 Roman Alymov

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 1344 PM

Private Mercenary Company. Although in this case perhaps less private than state owned, and less Mercenaries than Russian Squaddies on a busmans holiday.

It is interesting how uncreative "color revolution" operatives are: hardly anybody remember now all the reports about "FSB spetsnaz arriving to help Yanukovich to suppress Maidan"

https://shiropaev.li...com/309922.html


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#53 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 1351 PM

Not to worry Roman, I remember. And never fear, im sure they will have the opportunity to do it again shortly.


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Posted 27 January 2019 - 1403 PM

It's Private Military Contractors, actually. Though I guess it's just a nicer-sounding term for the same thing. :D

 

Condottieri would sound way cooler though. :wub:


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#55 Roman Alymov

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 1443 PM

Not to worry Roman, I remember. And never fear, im sure they will have the opportunity to do it again shortly.

The problem is complete story was fake, despite of even Russian MOI badge demonstrated from Maidan stage (and all Ukrainian TV channels)

https://www.obozreva...avyim-orlom.htm

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But who could blame them for this small trick

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#56 Roman Alymov

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 0022 AM

Venezuela coverage in Rus media


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 0233 AM

Interesting approach to the military, amnesty and no recriminations for any who do not support government. Should also apply to Chavista Bolivarian National Guard.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 0324 AM

Interesting approach to the military, amnesty and no recriminations for any who do not support government. Should also apply to Chavista Bolivarian National Guard.

 

There isn't a non Chavista military in Venezuela. That doesn't mean they will line up behind Maduro, as the rank and file is as screwed up as the rest of the country by the economic chaos. In contrast to other countries in the zone, the Venezuelan armed forces see themselves as progressives so the rise of Chavez isn't a black swan.


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#59 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 0330 AM

 

Not to worry Roman, I remember. And never fear, im sure they will have the opportunity to do it again shortly.

The problem is complete story was fake, despite of even Russian MOI badge demonstrated from Maidan stage (and all Ukrainian TV channels)

https://www.obozreva...avyim-orlom.htm

1302910_1332328.jpg

17398_html_a9a5007.jpg

 

But who could blame them for this small trick

1422125800793.jpg

 

 

Roman, with the amount of untruths from the Kremlin that are peddled, how should we know what lie to believe?


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#60 Roman Alymov

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 0356 AM

 

 

Not to worry Roman, I remember. And never fear, im sure they will have the opportunity to do it again shortly.

The problem is complete story was fake, despite of even Russian MOI badge demonstrated from Maidan stage (and all Ukrainian TV channels)

https://www.obozreva...avyim-orlom.htm

1302910_1332328.jpg

17398_html_a9a5007.jpg

 

But who could blame them for this small trick

1422125800793.jpg

 

 

Roman, with the amount of untruths from the Kremlin that are peddled, how should we know what lie to believe?

 

Who is Kremlin on photos above?


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