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Old 17th April 2014, 11:32 AM   #1
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Jews ordered to @Register' in East Ukraine City

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...raine/7816951/

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Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia
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Old 17th April 2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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Jews ordered to 'Register' in East Ukraine City

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...raine/7816951/

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Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia
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Old 17th April 2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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The sad irony is that the pro-Russian party line consists of calling anyone opposing them, their ideology and annexation nazis. It literally is 1984 with these guys and their propaganda machine.
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Old 17th April 2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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I invoke the 48-hour rule. This story reeks of propaganda: It fits in too perfectly with the "Putin is Hitler before WWII" narrative.
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Old 17th April 2014, 02:12 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Vorticity View Post
I invoke the 48-hour rule. This story reeks of propaganda: It fits in too perfectly with the "Putin is Hitler before WWII" narrative.
This incident is pretty on the nose, but the narrative itself is pretty self-evidently true. In the sense that Hitler's annexation strategy pre-Poland was perfectly cromulent, he employed it to good effect, and Putin is employing the same strategy to similar effect. As narratives go, it's a pretty close approximation of both historical reality and current events.
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Old 17th April 2014, 02:15 PM   #6
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I invoke the 48-hour rule. This story reeks of propaganda: It fits in too perfectly with the "Putin is Hitler before WWII" narrative.


Something other than missing plane coverage from CNN, and casting doubts on the fliers' authenticity : http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/17/world/...gious-threats/

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But the Jewish community statement said relations between the Jews of Donetsk and their neighbors were amicable, and the self-proclaimed head of the "People's Republic," Denis Pushilin, denied any connection to the fliers.

Pushilin told CNN the handwriting on the flier wasn't his, and the title attached to his name was not one he uses. It wasn't clear who had distributed the leaflets, but the chief rabbi of nearby Dnipropetrovsk said, "Everything must be done to catch them."
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Old 17th April 2014, 02:28 PM   #7
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Could it be just a few jerks and not a large organized group?
I reeeally hope that turns out to be the case.
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Old 17th April 2014, 03:03 PM   #8
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If ever there were a time for "believe nothing, question everything" I think it's now. Technology allows for forgery and the spread of (dis)information like nothing we ever had before.
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Old 17th April 2014, 03:36 PM   #9
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I have no love for the Putin Puppet Governement in parts of the Ukraine,but I don'y think thye are quite stupid enough to do something like this openly. Probably some small anti semitic group.
But there is more then enough legit,confirmed info to hang Putin and his Ukrainian puppets on. And he is using the Sudentaland stragegy in the Ukraine.
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Old 18th April 2014, 03:52 AM   #10
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http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/ukraine.asp
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Old 18th April 2014, 08:26 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Wudang View Post
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Dmitro Tkachenko, who helped organize a large rally in Donetsk to support the unity of Ukraine, called the flier "a brilliant piece of disinformation" against the separatists. Asked if one of his fellow activists for Ukrainian unity could have staged it, Tkachenko says it's possible.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/relig...vrtPiCm7Je6.99
I have to say this seems increasingly likely. I don't see what purpose it would've served for the pro-Russian troops to do that.
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