5 March 2014 ~ Second Update
5,500 Ukrainian soldiers defect to serve an independent Crimea ~ link ~ Sergei Aksyonov, named prime minister last week in a local parliamentary vote, said Tuesday that talks with unit commanders led to the defections of soldiers to join an independent Crimean military.
“Of the 34 Ukrainian military units stationed in Crimea, 23 have defected,” a local government representative told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
US and Russia fail to reach Ukraine deal on day of frantic diplomacy ~ link ~ Exactly why is the United States involved in this??? Stirling
The first western attempts to get Moscow to back down over its seizure of Crimea failed on Wednesday evening, putting pressure on the EU to resort to punitive action against the Kremlin at an emergency summit on Thursday.
Negotiations in Paris between John Kerry, the US secretary of state, and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, broke up without agreement on Wednesday. The Americans and the Europeans hoped to persuade Moscow to open a dialogue with the new government in Kiev and also to withdraw its forces in Crimea to their bases and allow in international monitors.
Russia opens talks as UN envoy is "chased" from Crimea - with video ~ link ~ WIMP ... those women and children waving Russian flags sure looked scary...NOT. Stirling
Though progress was limited, Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, met his counterparts from the US, France, Germany and Britain in Paris and said further discussions would take place “in days to come”, which was echoed by John Kerry, the US Secretary of State.
'Tough' Ukraine talks to continue after Pris summit ~ link ~ Compare the BBC comments (highlighted below in yellow) with the video just above...the Western mainstream news media is just a propaganda arm of the Global Banking Cartel and the Zionists. Stirling
A tense stand-off continues between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian military in the Crimea region, where a UN diplomat was threatened by gunmen.
Robert Serry, the secretary-general's envoy to Crimea, was forced to leave Ukraine after being besieged by an angry mob chanting pro-Russia slogans.
Russia threatens to confiscate US assets if sanctions are imposed ~ link ~ The Obama Administration and the equally corrupt EU leaders are not dealing with Libya, or Egypt or Syria or Iran...they are dealing with Russia and Russia will hit back big time in a manner of its own choosing!!! Stirling
Hagel says US will expand military cooperation with Poland and Baltic nations ~ link ~ Stirring up more crap! Stirling
Pope defends Church's record on tackling sex abuse ~ link ~ This earns the 'Holy Father' the dreaded 5 BS Flag Award! Stirling
The comments, in an interview published Wednesday, were the pope's first response to a scathing UN report that denounced the Vatican for failing to stamp out child abuse and allowing systematic cover-ups.
England's Lord Chief Justice calls for radical reform of laws on fraud so 'City of London' bankers can be tried and punished ~ link ~ We need to bring back the old chopping block for the most serious offenders...OFF WITH THEIR HEADS and with the heads of the bastards that they work for!!! Stirling