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Why Would Bloomberg News Completely Disappear the February, 2014 Ukraine Coup?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by poncho, May 27, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Bloomberg says in a post today that the “confrontation between Russia and the US” over Ukraine was “provok[ed]” by Putin’s annexation of Crimea:

    “…Putin annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea last March, provoking the biggest confrontation between Russia and the U.S. and Europe since the Cold War.”

    That’s odd, though, because the reintegration of Crimea into Russia (after a vote in favor – but remember democracy is what we say it is) happened, as Bloomberg says and BBC confirms, in March, 2014, about five months after violent, US-backed protests began in November 2013, and ended in the the elected Ukrainian president, Victor Yanukovych, being driven out of the country by, as BBC put it, “radical groups”, including neo-Nazis: see BBC’s “Neo-Nazi Threat in Ukraine“, Feb. 28, 2014. (“BBC Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse investigates the links between the new Ukrainian government and Neo-nazis.” Later articles covering the topic were published by, among many others, Glenn Greenwald, Robert Parry, and even, albeit 8 or 9 months too late to make a difference, NBC)

    It’s also strange that BBC would say the following (even in a piece rife with the British state-run outlet’s typical pro-Western spin):

    Pro-Russian forces [ie the Russian troops already stationed in Crimea by agreement] took control of Crimea in February. They moved in after Ukraine’s pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted after street protests.

    So, they reacted to the US-backed overthrow of elected Yanukovych. To be precise, Russian troops began the process of, in US political-speak, liberating and securing Crimea on “February 23rd, 2014“.

    Yet, again oddly, here is Time on February 22nd, 2014:

    Continue . . . http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/05/bloomberg-disappears-ukraine-coup.html

    So three of four people here can go on believing what they haven't been able to prove in over a year. :laugh: