Remember it? Good times.
Yep. It was truly a magi/k/al time
>all those chain threads that went on for weeks
>Watching livestreams of riots into the night
>Following the progress of the riots closely
I remember your info dumps, good stuff.
I can never get over how fantastic that photo is. Man, I need to go to areas of violence and strife so I can take photos like those
Admittedly, I don't exactly have up to date info about the situation in Ukraine anymore.
Needless to say, shit's fucked and did not turn out like Georgia... and let's face it, it was either going to be over in a few days, or turn into a long drawn out conflict.... and well here we are.
I use this one as a spray while playing Pyro in TF2.
Honestly... the Klanking is one of the best things to happen. It showed us, without a doubt, that the people can rise up and take out a quasi-totalitarian regime. Doesn't matter that they weren't the most well armed country in the world. The Army stood by and watched while the citizens and Berkut duked it out.
It gives me hope, that if something like that does happen here in the U.S. that things may work themselves out.
Though I also hope that something like that never happens here in the U.S.
Also fuck the occupy faggots that are in fergusen stirring up shit.
There's been a few reports that some folks that were involved in the occupy protests were bussed in for what's happening in Fergussen. Don't doubt it either since one of the chicks from the WTO protests in has been training people.
Then we must give them as much help as we can.
Man I have no idea why Mexico is getting no coverage. I popped on to /pol/ on the off chance those fags would have a thread on it. Nothing.
Those niggas need to step up though, get those barricades and fire bombs going.
Where are the anarchists when you need them?
All these pictures are a reminder that a lot of people are about to freeze their asses off.
It's funny how if Putin invaded, NATO might have even backed up Ukraine, but the "gradual" invasion achieved the same and no one cares anymore.
Also, the clanking didn't achieve shit.
>Also, the clanking didn't achieve shit.
It gave Ukraine a future that wasn't purely just being a satellite of Russia. Because ya know... that's been going to great for Belarus and Serbia.
The funny thing is that everyone and their brother knows someone who works a security guard and has access to a shitload of AKS-74Us, Yet there were virtually no weapons on protester side.
>I think in the long term, getting rid of the majority Russian parts of Ukraine will be a good thing for the rest of Ukraine.
They are responsible for a large percentage of Ukraine's GDP. Doubt that's a good thing.
lol, Ukraine is about to be much more of a Russian satellite current events considered.
Ukraine and Syria are light entertainment because they're half a world away and never really mattered. So, it's just a soap opera. Mexico actually matters. So, it's obviously not going to get the coverage that it deserves because they can't afford to have people give a shit about this one.
view from my second favorite camera over the protests.
Probably dead, or 30 minutes out of mexico city in their stolen narco tanks.
>Also, the clanking didn't achieve shit.
They chased Yanukovych out, disbanded the berkut and got Putin riled up enough to invade Crimea in a move that probably had every fucker on radar duty in warsaw going "SHIT SHIT THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!" and then sprked an long drawn out civil war... I mean I guess it isn't much compared to other conflicts, but for fucks sake they've lasted a lot longer than other fights that russia has been involved in.
Are you talking mexico, or Ukraine? Because at the point where things were getting ugly in Ukraine the protesters started looting berkut gear.
Mexico hasn't reached that point yet. They're still at the relatively peaceful protest point of things. Think mid November in Kiev last year right before Berkut forced the protesters out of the square the first time.
>They're still at the relatively peaceful protest point of things
>police round up and shoot students and incinerate them and people still march around peacefully
it got Pro-Russians out of Kiev and made their supporters attempt to break off, i'd say it achieved a fuck-ton.
the country was physically united but culturally and politically split. Now it's politically and culturally united and in the process of splitting physically.
even with this mercilessly destructive war, Ukraine is finally scratching the itch they were left with forever since.
the Cartel wars have been going for almost 30 years. Before Mexico it was Colombia, before Colombia, it was Panama, and so on. The American public was already told the story of the spanish speaking people killing eachother, and unless they were shown the true scale of the carnage and brutality that's been going on next to their border, they will never care.
they didn't care for all the massacres before, this one is only an exception for Mexicans themselves because, inequivocably, it was a cruel torture and execution ordered by the government's own corrupt tentacles. Now there's no sides except they and everyone who will try to stop them.
Thailand has a coup every 5 years, though.
I am talking about Ukraine on automatic weapons. Getting Yanukovich out isn't as big of deal it seems. Poroshenko was a part of Yanu's government. qt3.14 Tymoshenko was corrupt as fuck too, etc.
Grivna (UKR currency) fell 3x against others. Oil prices went way the fuck up.
Not sure this was a good thing for Ukranians.
Thought that was the cartels that did that not the police. Granted my info regarding what's going on in Mexico is limited since I only started hearing about this on tuesday and haven't really started to look into it.
>Thailand has a coup every 5 years, though.
...the terrifying thing is that was the first auto-complete when I started typing "list of coups in-"
>June 24, 1932: The Khana Ratsadon party overthrows the absolute monarchy of King Prajadhipok.
>June 20, 1933: Phraya Phahon Phonphayuhasena overthrows Phraya Manopakorn Nititada.
>November 7, 1947: Phin Choonhavan overthrows Thawal Thamrong Navaswadhi.
>November 29, 1951: Military overthrows 1949 constitution and reverts to 1932 constitution.
>September 21, 1957: Sarit Thanarat overthrows Plaek Pibulsongkram
>October 20, 1958: Self-coup of Sarit Thanarat
>November 18, 1971: Self-coup of Thanom Kittikachorn
>October 6, 1976: Sangad Chaloryu overthrows Seni Pramoj
>October 20, 1977: Kriangsak Chomanan overthrows Tanin Kraivixien
>February 24, 1991: Sunthorn Kongsompong overthrows Chatichai Choonhavan
>September 19, 2006: Sonthi Boonyaratglin overthrows Thaksin Shinawatra
>May 22, 2014: Prayuth Chan-ocha overthrows Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan
>MFW that averaged out to about a couple every 7 years
I think honestly before Russia invaded, they were trying their damndest to make things as peaceful as possible.. I mean for fucks sake the berkut and protesters stopped the fighting long enough for the fire department to put out a building that accidentally got lit on fire with uninvolved people inside.
>tfw this will never happen in the United States
Its not even that I disagree with our politics.
I just really wanna be inna clank ;_;
Ok then. Burn it all down. Start from scratch.
Actually I think I've been advocating that at least '07 come to think of it.
Don't delude yourself. You could be on a plane to a warzone by next week if you really wanted to. There are reasons why none of us are.
I really think both the CIA and the FSB had a hand in it. FSB in paying off clankers to clank violently and to Berkut officers to instigate shit and act like the government was being oppressive. CIA in elections and formation of new gov.
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but a lot of stuff points to both.
There are foreigners fighting on both sides of the conflict
Volunteers. You get paid if you have some rare/needed skill (artillery designation, medic, heavy weapons operator, pilot, APC driver/gunner, etc). At least, that's the consensus of those following the events and reading the posts/news releases by volunteer bat leaders.
Take a second look at that photo would you.
I don't think the CIA was that involved. FSB I wouldn't be surprised if they were involved as soon as it looked remotely possible for Yanukovych to lose power (much less be chased out of the country)
look behind gasmask guy on mine, I adjusted the lighting a little so you can see the background better.
> FSB I wouldn't be surprised if they were involved as soon as it looked remotely possible for Yanukovych to lose power (much less be chased out of the country)
FSB is 100% confirmed involved. It's not even a matter of question for me. Virtually all important "Novorussia" leaders are:
a). FSB officers that "quit half a month ago."
b). SBU Alfa (Ukranian CIA SAD / DELTA equivalent) who are clearly paid off by Russia.
Half of Ukie military command is bought too.
Nuland had a heavy hand in recommending candidates for the new government. If not CIA, then US gov directly / some other agency.
out of Ukraine related stuff I can find on my hd easily so shameleff shilling. Trying to get Ivan to make this as a patch or pin as an anniversary item to sell at NE for a limited run in february or march.
The amount of milsurp that was present was incredible. Rhodie and company were probably creaming themselves
How can you be out of stuff, there was so many threads?
Shit I thought that was higher res than I thought.
Because I didn't download everything that was posted.... I only do that with skinwalker greentexts.
That's a different issue altogether, though can be considered a contributing factor.
I'm not like I used to be though. My Syria and Ukraine photo folders and months and months behind, as is pretty much everything else. Most of what I'm learning about these conflicts comes from here since /k/ is usually on top of that, or I'm off to militaryphotos. Ever since I've arrived at College there's been less time for me to just browse the internet and gather shit about conflicts. I am hoping that around Christmas that I can organize enough of my photo folders and host them somewhere for /k/omrades to download at will.
the thing to remember about the mexican cartels and the police is that there is no meaningful difference between the mexican cartels and the police. in the case of the 43 students the police handed them off to the cartels.
>My Syria and Ukraine photo folders *are months and months behind
Is what I meant to say
I'll probably use the holiday break to really grind through some of the militaryphotos threads on these topics and check some of my other sources for newer photos and such.
IIRC these two were arrested protesting the Russian involvement in Ukraine...
Wasn't quite sure. Thanks for the info.
Another protester in russia I think.
Yup. I'm not quite sure whether I got that before or after shit went down in Crimea.
just realized that berkut officer looks like he's about to shoot the priest in the back....I know it's just the angle but shit....
>you will never be lead into battle by a priest in a construction helmet
I will make that edit in a little bit.
Because Putin is pissy and is stuck in the 80s.
.....No really that's the best I can come up, that this is all because he's still stuck in the 1980s mindset of "The west is out to destroy us!"
>why is half of Ukraine suddenly Russian and want to join Russia
There isn't a concrete answer to this. Answers include:
a). All of the resistance forces are FSB elements and their paid bitches (likely version).
b). People feeling they will be better off with Russia because it is stronger than Ukraine economically and the Ukr government is historically corrupt. Russian gov is corrupt and this is well known to everyone, but they do a better job of moderating their theft.
c). "Ukr military bombed our houses, now we hate them."
d). "Kievskaya hunta" (Kiev gov) "is a bunch of Western puppets" paranoia shit.
Ask me if you have questions.
actually he is probably doing the West's bidding
>new cold war
>US can justify military industry spending without endless war in kebabistan
>military industry no longer needs GOP candidates (the usual warmongers) to rake in shekels
>in case this backfires and Rand Paul gets elected instead of Shillary "Murderer" Clinton, Obummer has decided to import a few million more Democrat voters
Putin is just playing the bad guy part, at Ukraine's expense.
What is truly treasonous is how the government is willing to literally change the people voting for them in order to fuck up democratic elections.
Arguably the West didn't stop playing either. US played a fair role in instigating the South Ossetia offensive in 2008. Granted, Russia isn't innocent either, because they have been going "lol do something, see what happens" for years, but that's a long topic. West also helped Assad's opposition, including jihadist elements, knowing that Russia has critical assets in Syria (port, early warning radar, etc).
Basically, I really have a hard time deciding who is the bigger asshole.
Explain the rationale behind your argument, who "these fucks are," etc. If your argument is that the defense industry controls the US government entirely, I am unconvinced.
War *can* be good for corporations, because military asset over-spending = public tax dollars, equipment and oil contracts later = corporate profit.
I am not following you overall. Also, what would Putya have to gain from following West's bidding. If you make a claim, back it at least to some degree.
found this one in my soccermom folder
It looks like he is gaining Ukraine from it....
There is no reason for him to want anything other than Crimea, which "Russia" wants, not Putin. If you are going to claim that Russia is a Western puppet you have to establish that Putin has something to gain from being one.
It's not for military-industrial profits, but having continued political pretext for intervention abroad and dissemination of democracies approved by the leaders of the "free world". In the end, Stalin did more for American dominion than anyone else in history.
I agree with you to an extent. The problem with that argument is that WHILE the USSR created a pretext for intervention, it ALSO created the only counter-balance the modern United States has ever known.
Do you happen to have the original? Dude had a mullet, an AK and a red bandanna iirc...
found more Ukraine photos.
Those morning chimes from the clock tower though.
Russian propoganda. Nato really wasn't involved until Russia took to the skies, and even then there wasn't much done beyond intensifying patrols really.
I remember the /k/ during 2008 Gaza bombings, watching the live streams and hearing the Richard Al-Gaza... I really got worried about that rooster you know?
what is this
>person is near me
>i dont like person
how do you guys know who does or doesent like who? maybe this dude is fucking tight with leshiy. why dont you make someone be friends for once. i hear that murdering civilians really creates close bonds that last the rest of your life.