Notice that this guy has to ignore the entire bulk of my argument because he has no valid rebuttal. I will reiterate, every single solitary freedom index on the planet lists the US press as free; whereas, they list Russia's as not free. In the US we have an entire 24/7 news station and countless talk radio stations seemingly dedicated to criticizing the Obama administration and yet you can not find me one single solitary article from RT critical of Putin, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this stuff out. Hell I'll even allow you to expand your search parameters, provide any article/video from a Russia based news outlet critical of Putin, just one, you won't because you can't because they don't exist because Russia does not have a free press because Putin is an authoritarian little tin pot dictator.Through a history of mergers and acquisitions, these companies have concentrated their control over what we see, hear and read. In many cases, these companies control everything from initial production to final distribution. In the interactive charts below we reveal who owns what.
Who Owns the Media? | Free Press
And of course these oligarchs have their interests and agenda.
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Russia: No promises to release Ukraine pilot Savchenko
There is nothing ambiguous here. Lieutenant Savchenko was captured by enemy forces on the battlefield in military uniform. She is clearly a Prisoner of War (POW).
The Geneva Convention clearly says that all POW's must be released "without delay" following the cessation of active hostilities (15 February 2015). In addition, the Minsk II Agreement (signed by Russia) clearly says an "all for all" exchange.Article 4
A. Prisoners of war, in the sense of the present Convention, are persons belonging to one of the following categories, who have fallen into the power of the enemy:
1. Members of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict as well as members of militias or volunteer corps forming part of such armed forces.
Prisoners of war shall be released and repatriated without delay after the cessation of active hostilities.
Crimea is illegally occupied by Russia
Already the rebels are saying they will keep on shelling:
Ukraine Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect, but Rebel Leader in Key Town Repudiates Accord
WTF? Zakharchenko signed the Minsk II Agreement himself...New York Times
February 14, 2015
A fragile, European-brokered ceasefire deal for Ukraine appeared at risk of unraveling, at least in part, when a rebel leader announced Saturday night that he would not be bound by the accord on a central battlefield of the war.
Although the Ukrainian president and the pro-Russian rebel leader both announced that the cease-fire had gone into effect, the separatist leader said it did not apply to Debaltseve, where thousands of Ukrainian troops have been under siege and might be surrounded. The rebel leader, Aleksandr Zakharchenko said the town, a critical railway hub, had not been mentioned specifically in the agreement.
The document was signed by:
Swiss diplomat and OSCE representative Heidi Tagliavini
Former president of Ukraine and Ukrainian representative Leonid Kuchma
Russian Ambassador to Ukraine and Russian representative Mikhail Zurabov
DPR and LPR leaders Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky
Crimea is illegally occupied by Russia
Russian rebels reject cease-fire
Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire at encircled town
what a bunch of lying scumbags.
“The more guilty one is in the perpetration of a dastardly crime,
the more likely they are to accuse innocent parties of the very
There is no better example of this on the various geo-political battlefields dotting Planet Earth than the recent color revolution in the Ukraine. A violent revolution which was directly overseen and coordinated by the US-EU espionage agencies. Their highly calculated and preplanned coup d’état orchestrated in Kiev is as transparent as the audiotape of foul language used by Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State, in her conversation with the US ambassador to the Ukraine.
Read more: The Ukraine Deception: US/EU-Directed Coup D'état Exposes Itself
Meet the Americans Who Put Together the Coup in Kiev
By Steve Weissman, Reader Supported News
25 March 14
If the US State Department's Victoria Nuland had not said "**** the EU," few outsiders at the time would have heard of Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, the man on the other end of her famously bugged telephone call. But now Washington's man in Kiev is gaining fame as the face of the CIA-style "destabilization campaign" that brought down Ukraine's monumentally corrupt but legitimately elected President Viktor Yanukovych.
UA CONFLICTThe Winners and Losers from the US engineered Coup in Kiev V2.0 (self.russia)
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Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy