Violent Coup Fails In Nicaragua, US Continues Regime Change Efforts

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Above: Nicaraguans celebrate 39th Anniversary of the 1979Nicaraguan Revolution in Managua, July 2018. Source Redvolution.

Note: Before the update on Nicaragua, I an providing two recent interviews that provide a context for what is happening in Nicaragua.

First, is an interview I did with Lee Camp, the lead writer, and host of Redacted Tonight, “US Pushing for Regime Change in Nicaragua,” where we discuss the economic and political situation in Nicaragua as well as who is behind the coup and the government response. This interview discusses the issues raised in an article by me and Nils McCune, “Correcting The Record: What Is Really Happening In Nicaragua.”

On Clearing The FOG radio and podcast, Margaret Flowers and I interviewed Stephen Sefton, who lives in Nicaragua and is a founder of Tortilla con Sal. He names the names behind the violence and describes what is happening in Nicaragua.

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega arrives at the celebration of the Sandinista Revolution. By Alfred Zeniga for AP.

Lessons Learned from the Failed Violent Coup in Nicaragua and Next Steps

The violent coup in Nicaragua has failed. This does not mean the United States and oligarchs are giving up, but this phase of their effort to remove the government did not succeed.  The coup exposed the alliances who are working with the United States to put in place a neoliberal government that is controlled by the United States and serves the interests of the wealthy. People celebrated the failure of the coup but realize work needs to be done to protect the gains of the Sandinista revolution.

People Celebrate Revolution, Call For Peace, Show Support for Government

The people of Nicaragua showed their support for the democratically-elected government of Daniel Ortega with a massive outpouring in Managua in a celebration of the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution. In addition to the mass protest in Managua, various cities had their own, in some cases very sizeable ones.

People have wanted peace to return to Nicaragua. They have also wanted the roadblocks removed, which have resulted in closed businesses, job loss and loss of mobility. Roadblocks have been removed, even in the opposition stronghold of Masaya. There were two opposition deaths and one police officer killed in the removal. There was also an earlier death of a policeman in Masaya, captured when he was off-duty, tortured and burnt to death. This brings the total of police killed since April up to at least 21 with hundreds injured. With the opening of the main road on the east side of Masaya, all Nicaragua’s main routes are open to traffic and buses etc are operating normally.

At the rally, President Ortega called on the people of Nicaragua to defend peace and reinstate the unity that existed in the nation before the violent opposition protests. He described how the violent coup attempted to destabilize the country and ended the peace that has existed through the eleven years of his time in office. He said, “Peace must be defended every day to avoid situations like these being repeated.”

He also criticized the Catholic Bishops for their role in the failed violent coup. Ortega described the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua as “coup leaders” for collaborating with the opposition during the protests. Not only did the Catholic leadership side with the opposition during the national dialogue, but priests were involved in kidnapping and torture. Pope Francis has a lot of work to do to rein in the Catholic Church in Nicaragua. If their role in these violent protests and opposition to an economy for the people is not stopped, this will become a scandal for the Catholic Church.

Other Latin American leaders spoke out against involvement in the coup. Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned US “interference” in Nicaragua, denouncing the “criminal strategies” used against the government of Daniel Ortega. Morales accused the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) of “openly supporting violence” in Nicaragua. Also at the celebration were the foreign ministers of Cuba and Venezuela, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, and Jorge Arreza, all supporting Nicaragua over the violent coup of the United States and oligarchs.

The United States is Escalating Economic War and Support for Opposition

The United States is not giving up. Also on the anniversary of the revolution, the NICA Act, designed to escalate the economic war against Nicaragua, was introduced in the Senate. It has already been passed by the US House of Representatives. The Senate bill, called the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anti-corruption Act of 2018, imposes sanctions, calls for early elections and escalates US intelligence involvement in Nicaragua. It is a law that ensures continued US efforts to remove the democratically-elected government.

At the same time, USAID announced an additional $1.5 million for Nicaragua to build opposition to the government. This will fund the NGOs that participated in the protests, human rights groups that falsely reported the situation, media to produce the regime change narrative and other support for the opposition.

The coordination between Nicaraguan opposition and the United States was shown by Max Blumenthal’s attempted visit to an organization that funnels USAID and NED money to the opposition. He visited the Managua offices of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP in Spanish), but it was closed because its director, Felix Maradiaga, who was at the heart of the violent unrest, was in Washington, DC seeking more funding from USAID.

On July 18, the US-dominated OAS passed a resolution concerning “The Situation in Nicaragua.” An earlier effort to endorse a report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) was so biased that it failed. The report ignored the opposition’s widespread violence or inaccurately attributed it to the government.  It also failed to recognize government actions in self-defense. The resolution approving the IACHR report was supported by only ten out of 34 countries.

The resolution, which was finally passed by the OAS, condemned violence on all sides and urged Nicaragua to pursue all options including the national dialogue to seek peace begun by Ortega. On the issue of elections, the resolution urged Nicaragua “to support an electoral calendar jointly agreed to in the context of the National Dialogue process.” Only this mainly symbolic resolution could pass muster in the OAS, despite US domination.

What Happened and What Was Learned

In our article “Correcting the Record: What Is Really Happening In Nicaragua,” Nils McCune and I describe what was behind the violent coup attempt. We reported that there was a lot of misinformation on what was occurring in Nicaragua, indeed the false narrative of regime change was part of the tactics of the failed coup. Perhaps most importantly we described the alignment of forces behind the coup.

The coup was a class war turned upside down. The Ortega government includes none of the oligarchic families, a first in the history of Nicaragua. He has put in place a bottom-up economy that has lifted people out of poverty, provided access to health care and education, given micro-loans to entrepreneurs and small businesses and created an economy energized by public spending. Ortega expanded coverage of the social security system; as a result, a new formula was required to ensure fiscal stability.

Ortega made a counter-proposal to the IMF/business proposal, which would cut social security and raise the retirement age. He proposed no cuts to social security and increasing employer contributions by 3.5% to pension and health funds, while only slightly increasing worker contributions by 0.75% and shifting 5% of pensioners’ cash transfer into their healthcare fund.  These reforms were the trigger as it was the business lobby who called for the protests.

The forces aligned with the violent coup included the oligarchs, big business interests, foreign investors (e.g. Colombian financiers), the US-funded NGO’s and the Catholic Church, a long-term ally of the wealthy. Also involved was the Movement for Renovation of Sandinismo (MRS), a tiny Sandinista offshoot party, of former Sandanistas who left the party when Ortega lost an election in 1990 who are aligned with the US State Department.

Regarding students, there were already student protests around university elections, and these were redirected by the violent coup effort and supported by a small minority of students from private universities, the April 19th Movement. Some of these students had been brought to the US by the Freedom House, which has long ties to the CIA and met with far-right interventionist members of the US Congress, including Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Sen. Ted Cruz.

These groups acted in opposition to the bulk of Nicaraguan society and showed their true colors. This includes:

  • Being tied to and subservient to the US government.
  • Being led by oligarchs and big business interests that are out of power and cannot win elections.
  • Using violence as a strategy of creating chaos and trapping the government into responding with violence to restore order.
  • Spreading false propaganda through oligarch-controlled media, often funded by NED, as well as highly-manipulated social media echoed by western media, especially The New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post and cable TV news outlets.

No doubt more will come out about this in the future as the coup is researched and analyzed. As the facts become clear, the opposition will lose more political power and be even less likely to win elections. The blockades of roads with violence undermined the economy and had a negative impact on the poor and working class. If it becomes evident that this was a strategy of the opposition, they will lose power. NGO’s that are funded by the US and run by members of the MRS will be noted for their dishonest narrative and will be seen as an arm of the United States and not trusted by the people of Nicaragua. Media outside of Nicaragua will come to understand that human rights groups and NGOs are not reliable sources of information but need to be questioned. They need to be pushed to break their ties with the United States.

This does not mean all is well on the Sandinista side of the alliance of forces. The coup is an opportunity for self-reflection and self-criticism that is already happening, as seen in this list of 20 results from the coup, which begins with “A more consolidated and United FSLN.” In addition, the Action Group of the Solidarity with Nicaragua Campaign put forward seven propositions to unify around. The protest took advantage of challenges the Nicaraguan government faces in continuing to lift up the poor and economically insecure. It shows their need to build their capacity to quickly let the public know their side of the story. And, it shows the need for planning for a post-Ortega Sandinista government, as the president is in his third term.

The anniversary of the revolution was a good beginning at strengthening the unity of the Sandinista movement and celebration of the defeat of the coup, but there will be challenges ahead. Nicaragua is a poor country that needs foreign investment. If the United States escalates the economic war, which seems to be the intent, it will make it challenging to continue the social and economic programs that are lifting up the poor. Nicaragua had relied on investment from Venezuela, but it is also in the midst of an economic war, which along with the low oil prices has created economic challenges for them. Nicaragua has begun to build economic relationships with China, Russia, Iran and other countries; these will likely need to expand.

The misinformation was deep and widespread. Inside Nicaragua, there were stories of students being killed that never happened but that escalated the protests. The opposition claimed to be nonviolent when their strategy was to use violence to force regime change while the government quartered the National Police. False news and videos of attacks on neighborhoods and universities never stopped being manufactured.  One example, students calling for help and claiming they were under attack, was later exposed in a video showing the students practicing the false social media narrative.

Peace and justice activists in the United States and western nations have learned they need to be much more careful believing reports on what is occurring in Nicaragua. The US-funding of NGOs involved in women’s issues, environmental protection and human rights in Nicaragua make them questionable sources of information for justice advocates. In addition, US-funded regime change efforts are getting more sophisticated at social media; and thus, care must be taken as social media has it is abused by regime change advocates. We must look to other sources that have shown the ability to report accurately e.g., Tortilla con Sal, Telesur, Redvolucion.  Peace and justice advocates must be grounded in anti-imperialism and nonintervention by the United States.

  • Harriet Heywood

    Thank you Kevin and friends for clearing the fog away from what is afoot in Nicaragua. It was so hard to believe all the lies. But, as usual, ‘official’ media is always suspect. BTW, couldn’t get the donate button to work.

  • I believe there is some truth, however, to some domestic discontent – mostly associated with the leadership backing away from their socialist roots and towards a more liberal market economy. This mirrors what has been going on in Venezuela, where Maduro has to placate the liberal elite thus watering down many of the reforms enacted by Chavez.

  • kevinzeese

    There is definitely some dissent on that even though Ortega has greatly lifted people out of poverty and impoverishment. He has provided free healthcare and education as well as subsidized electricity, food and housing. People have been given microloans to start small businesses, especially woman. Land title has been given to Indigenous people who know own one-third the land in Nicaragua. Land title has also been given to peasants and the poor with a special emphasis on woman, so the gender gap is the lowest in Latin American and just behind Germany as one of the lowest in the world.

    But yes, there are those who want a completely socialist economy or a move toward greater Socialism for the 21st Century. That is a reasonable debate. Ortega’s approach has been working with workers, capitalists and through the government to create a consensus economy that has expanded at just under 5% in recent years. It is an economy that is the opposite of neoliberalism as it is built on public funding and small business development.

  • Yoli Ziarnik

    Fake News

  • kevinzeese

    It is actually accurate news, unlike the news in corporate media. If you can point to specific inaccuracies, let me know.

  • JR

    Total Crock of shit. Nicaragua is run my monopolies almost in a mafia style organization. If anything brought the country out of the dark ages it was international trade. land rights are nice but nowhere near those of other latin american countries. Gender equality is better in Cuba. Again I say crock of shit

  • JR

    You must be a birther?

  • farabundomarti

    So fake! I was at that rally and that picture like many of the ones presented by the state media are so fake and so badly manipulated. I was there from beginning to end and this is so fake. The problem here is that you are getting your news from Max Blumenthal, the embedded “journalist” for the government. Reminds me of the Iraq war when all of us lefties were all up in arms about US media being embedded with the US marines, this is YOU and Max now. And by the way, I’m a Sandinista, not an orteguista, and it’s not over. The country is all a mess, people cannot go out at night, government paramilitaries are out on the street taking people from their homes for participating in protests and some are killed and some are just tortured and/or threaten not to ever do it again. The government has probably hired some crazy expensive marketing firm that had him give an interview to Fox News even before TeleSur and is trying to make it seem as if everything is fine. Shame on you!

  • farabundomarti

    I’ll give you one: “The opposition claimed to be nonviolent when their strategy was to use violence to force regime change while the government quartered the National Police”

    The opposition, as you call it, called for a dialog. By the first meeting only a few protesters had been killed by the, in those days, the police. Ortega and Murillo showed up once and never again. He was told off, very well mannered, by a young Nicaraguan student and I guess he got offended or scared that instead of standing up, he coward. I was so disappointed that day. Then he kept sending Moncada and others and all they did was waste time. As the dialog was going on the police were attacking the students and by that time now Autoconvocados. During one of the dialogs, when the ortega entourage were supposed to have a response, they left to lunch and never came back. Really, just left the national dialog and did not come back. Did not call, did not say a damn thing.

    The “opposition” has tried and keeps trying to have a dialog but the government does not dialog. The orteguistas have always been like that, all by force. When the people were being killed left and right some decided to defend themselves, and good for them, and now YOU and many others call the movement a violent movement. You are disgusting and regret reading you crap for so long.

  • farabundomarti

    Another: “These groups acted in opposition to the bulk of Nicaraguan society and showed their true colors.”

    You are living a different reality behind your computer reading TeleSur and Max’s tweets. The bulk? Really? You often talk about how ortega won with 70% of votes. Can you tell me how many people voted? Can you tell me who the opposition candidates were? If their weren’t any opposition candidates, can you tell me why?

    The bulk of Nicaragua wants him out. Have you seen the protests of the “azules”? Just in León, 40 blocks packed in the middle of May, now is even more. Can you show pictures of ortega going to Masaya on his famous “repliegue”? NOTHING!

  • kevinzeese

    Hah! Don’t believe the pictures and video, listen to a Anti-Ortega opposition. Max is not embedded with the government, neither am I. The question is who are you embedded with as your one comment is filled with falsehoods? At least you admit you have an opposition bias.

  • Alexander

    “globalresearch” – the source of information of the Russian paid trolls on the Internet. LOL

  • kevinzeese

    Please send me a link to prove your allegation which from what I know is completely false. There are a lot of good people with excellent analysis posting on global research.

    Do you disagree that the US is the biggest threat to peace in the world? Has any other country attacked other countries like the US has? Saudi Arabia comes to mind, but the do so in alliance with the US. Who has Russia attacked? Don’t say Syria, since Russia was asked to provide assistance to Syria in the attack on them by ISIS and US-funded Muslim extremists. It was Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who described the US as the greatest threat in the world. Do you disagree with him too?

  • Great white

    Its a Canadian based research company murican troll.

  • Great white

    Dont mind him Bro, he is a murican troll.

  • Alexander

    “Has any other country attacked other countries like the US has?”
    Russia comes to mind. They invaded Crimea, East Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia and illegally annexed Crimea. When was the last time a part of a sovereign European country was annexed by another?

  • Alexander

    “Don’t say Syria, since Russia was asked to provide assistance to Syria in the attack on them by ISIS and US-funded Muslim extremists.”
    And who asked Russia to illegally invade and annex Crimea?

  • Alexander

    “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who described the US as the greatest threat in the world. Do you disagree with him too?”
    He was killed in 1968, over 50 years ago. Obviously, you have no argument, which is why you try to deflect the topic of the conversation by appealing to Dr. King…

  • Alexander

    “There are a lot of good people with excellent analysis posting on global research.”
    Give me an example…

  • Alexander

    So far you haven’t been able to support any of your points. I wonder why, Russian paid troll… lol

  • kevinzeese

    Crimea was being threatened by the coup government the US put in place in Ukraine. Ukraine had been part of Russia and the Soviet Union until Khrushchev. They returned to Russia after the US coup and after a vote in Crimea. There was no Russia invasion.

  • kevinzeese

    You have a problem with quoting Dr. King. Do you disagree with him? The US military is much larger and in many more countries, fighting many more wars now than it was 50 years ago. It is also involved in multiple coup and coup attempts — Ukraine, Iran, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Honduras, Brazil — to name a few.

  • kevinzeese

    Just look at their page. They have many well-regarded writers. The point is the argument that is made and it is accurate.

  • kevinzeese

    In each of those cases the US was the instigator. The US spends 2 billion on a coup in Ukraine, puts in place its government and then you accuse Russia of aggression when it is defending Russian speakers who were being threatened by the US installed government in Ukraine. Wow.

  • kevinzeese

    He is right – you really just make things up and name call. You warp the facts to fit your false reality.

  • kevinzeese

    Really — how much did Ortega win his re-election by? It was a landslide. Every election since he won in 2007, he has won by a larger majority. The opposition cannot win elections, while Ortega wins with more than 70% of the vote. Why? He is improving the lives of people in Nicaragua, growing the economy and until this recent violent coup, the people were living in peace. The opposition showed themselves to be violent and will lose by even more in the next election.

  • kevinzeese

    Ortega called for peace and dialogue and participated in the national dialogue.

    You object to the opposition being called the opposition? That is what they are. They want regime change, could not win elections so tried a coup and that also failed. But, the US will keep pouring millions in to try and create an opposition in Nicaragua, but now people see the connection and US dollars will become political poison.

  • Alexander

    ” The US spends 2 billion on a coup in Ukraine”
    SOURCE???

  • Alexander

    “puts in place its government ”
    So where’s Yanukovych? Why is he still hiding in Russia and wanted in Ukraine on charges of corruption, murder, and treason?

  • Alexander

    “There was no Russia invasion.”
    Oh, so the soldiers without insignia weren’t Russian?

  • Alexander

    “Ukraine had been part of Russia and the Soviet Union until Khrushchev.”
    So?

  • Alexander

    “Crimea was being threatened by the coup government the US put in place in Ukraine.”
    How was Crimea threatened? Was someone killed there?

  • Alexander

    “They returned to Russia”
    Crimea was illegally annexed by Russia.

  • Alexander

    “after a vote in Crimea”
    What vote? Are you talking about the illegal referendum in Crimea where people “voted” surrounded by Russian soldiers?

  • Alexander

    “Just look at their page.”
    I have. Globalresearch is a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin.

  • Alexander

    “They have many well-regarded writers.”
    Who are they?

  • Alexander

    “The US military is much larger and in many more countries…”
    Yes. Many more countries are inviting, no, begging for US bases and troops on their territories. Poland, Ukraine, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia are just a few of them…
    Poland even offered the US $2B for an American base there. How do you explain that?

  • Alexander

    You aren’t fooling anyone here, Russian paid troll… lol

  • Alexander

    “He is right – you really just make things up ”
    For example? What did I make up?

  • Alexander

    “You warp the facts to fit your false reality.”
    So far you are the one who haven’t been able to support his lies and propaganda with any evidence…

  • Alexander

    “He is improving the lives of people in Nicaragua”
    Probably the way Yanukovych was ‘improving” the lives of Ukrainians. That’s why he run away and is still hiding in Russia. LOL

  • Alexander

    “But, the US will keep pouring millions in to try and create an opposition in Nicaragua”
    Source??

  • Alexander

    He’s a Russian paid troll.

  • kevinzeese

    Search Ukraine on this website and you will see a detailed history. Victoria Nuland of the State Department admitted spending this money in a video. It is not a secret. Read some articles on this, you are showing your ignorance.

  • kevinzeese

    The president of Ukraine was listed in CIA documents that have been made public as “Our Man In Ukraine.” They even expressed worry about his corruption, but he is our selected leader. Victoria Nuland, of the State Department, was caught on a cell phone call with the US ambassador to Ukraine, saying Yats should be prime minister. The Finance Minister is a long-time State Department official who came to Ukraine after the US-inspired previous coup, the Orange Revolution in 2000, and created a hedge fund which was the funnel for CIA and USAID funds into Ukraine. On the day she became Finance Minister, Our Man In Ukraine, the president, made her a Ukranian citizen so she could be Finance Minister.

    Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and John Kerry’s long term friend and finance partner were both put on the board of Ukraine’s largest private gas company. Monsanto was given free reign over Ukranian agriculture. The director of Stratfor, the corporate CIA, called Ukraine the most obvious US coup. See https://popularresistance.org/while-the-us-calls-russia-the-aggressor/

  • kevinzeese

    Read the above links responding to your previous statement. When you realize what actually happened in Ukraine, it will change all your thinking. The US was the aggressor, Russia was playing defense and defending Rusian-speaking Ukrainians who were being threatened by the coup government of the US and the Nazi’s the US allied with. Yes, Kiev sent Nazi’s into eastern Ukraine and Crimea while the government threatened to outlaw their language, which was Russian. See, e.g., but there is a lot more on this website and online in many sources. Read.

    https://popularresistance.org/congress-welcomes-an-actual-fascist-as-nazi-violence-rages-in-ukraine/

    https://popularresistance.org/the-mess-that-nuland-made-in-ukraine-for-us-empire/

  • kevinzeese

    Your entire narrative of Ukraine is inconsistent with what really happened. I don’t know if you made it up or just believe the false reporting that dominates US media, which supports US militarism and aggression around the world. I hope you are open to learning what is really going on. It will be eye-opening for you.

  • Great white

    Wasting my time murican paid troll.

  • Alexander

    “Read some articles on this, you are showing your ignorance.”
    Nuland doesn’t say ANYTHING about a coup in Ukraine on that tape. I’m still waiting on you to provide evidence to support your argument.

  • Alexander

    “Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and John Kerry’s long term friend and finance partner were both put on the board of Ukraine’s largest private gas company. ”
    Source???

  • Alexander

    “The director of Stratfor, the corporate CIA, called Ukraine the most obvious US coup.”
    Where does it say this on Stratfor’s website?

  • Alexander

    “The Finance Minister is a long-time State Department official who came to Ukraine…”

    Are you talking about Oleksandr Danylyuk?

  • Alexander

    “The president of Ukraine was listed in CIA documents that have been made public as “Our Ukraine Insider.” ”
    Where are the documents?

  • Alexander

    “The US was the aggressor”
    Did the US invade and illegally annex Crimea?

  • Alexander

    “Yes, Kiev sent Nazi’s into eastern Ukraine and Crimea ”
    What happened to the “Nazis” who Kiev sent to Crimea?

  • Alexander

    “while the government threatened to outlaw their language, which was Russian”
    Give me a link to the Ukrainian law decree from the Ukrainian Parliament saying that.

  • Alexander

    You didn’t answer my question.

  • Alexander

    “Wasting my time murican paid troll.”
    you’re getting desperate, Russian paid troll.

  • kevinzeese

    Did you read ANY Of the articles I shared. They are from a wide variety of sources. Read it and you will see your understanding is false.

  • Alexander

    Why aren’t you answering my question???

  • Alexander

    “The US was the aggressor, Russia was playing defense and defending Rusian-speaking Ukrainians who were being threatened by the coup government of the US and the Nazi’s the US allied with.”
    So, how many Russian speaking Ukrainians were killed when Russia illegally annexed Crimea?

  • kevinzeese

    I’ve answered it. Read the links I provided on Ukraine. Here is an article we published this week on Ukraine. In the note at the beginning I provide links to what happened in Ukraine. Read these article and you will see you have the facts completely wrong. If you continue to post without reading the articles you will be blocked. We do not want to waste people’s time with someone who just puts forward false information based in his ignorance of what occurred.

  • Alexander

    “Harvard Research Scholar…”

    FAKE!!! Give me a link to this “Harvard Research Scholar’s” university page.

  • Alexander

    WHY AREN’T YOU ANSWERING MY QUESTION??? WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? THAT YOU’LL BE EXPOSED AS A RUSSIAN PAID TROLL SPREADING LIES AND PROPAGADNA ON THE INETERNET???

  • Alexander

    “Read these article and you will see you have the facts completely wrong.”
    What “facts” did I get “wrong”, Russian paid troll? That Russian soldiers invaded Crimea or that Putin lied about them? Lol

  • Alexander

    “We do not want to waste people’s time with someone who just puts forward false information based in his ignorance of what occurred.”
    What false information? Do you mind giving an example?

  • Alexander

    “If you continue to post without reading the articles you will be blocked.”
    I LOVE it when the Russian paid trolls get angry when their lies and propaganda get exposed LOL

  • Alexander

    Articles filled with lies and Kremlin propaganda:

    “First, in Crimea and then in the so-called Donbas region, these ethnic Russians, who had been Yanukovych’s political base, resisted what they viewed as the illegitimate overthrow of their elected president.”
    So, where’s Yanukovych? Why he is still hiding in Russia 4 years after he was overthrown? Why didn’t he go to Crimea or Donbas – the areas that the article claims support him?

  • Alexander

    “Yes, Kiev sent Nazi’s into eastern Ukraine and Crimea while the government threatened to outlaw their language, which was Russian.”
    Kiev sent Nazis in Crimea? Please, Russian paid troll. Show me some evidence to support your lies and propaganda… 🙂

  • Great white

    You are fake more than anything murican paid troll..

  • Alexander

    “You are fake more than anything murican paid troll..”
    No link, no PROOF??! Russian lies and propaganda! Russian paid troll alert!!!

  • Great white

    Your life is fake man. You cant live without licking the US ‘s ass. Google it you will find hundreds of links. if you have a brain murican paid troll.