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This is bad, but I think that the news that the local authorities were apparently congratulating these Right Sector fools for burning people alive. Worse, there were some reports of people shouting in English among the attackers.  Which is leading Russian media to suggest that American mercenaries are in the ground.  I'm not sure if that's the case, or if there are "volunteers" from the diaspora who've come to fight. Or, could be total bullshit.  

"Humanitarian" intervention by Russia is really starting to look like the least bad solution to this hot mess. I can't find the comment now, but at the start of this thing I said that I thought in the end this would be the outcome, and we'd all be thankful that it halted mass killing.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sat May 3rd, 2014 at 07:46:43 AM EST
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Russia will intervene when refugees start fleeing across the border.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 5th, 2014 at 01:01:46 AM EST
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