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Crimea: Paramilitaries Shown With Gun to Journalist's Head (TEXT and 3 VIDEOS)


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Carrie
- 1874 days ago - channel4.com
CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a masked paramilitary holds a gun to the head of a Bulgarian journalist. The shocking scenes played out on the streets of Simferopol, near the parliament building, after a camera crew was told to stop...



   

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Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:38 pm
It doesn't look good at this point. The U.S. needs to stay out of it.
 

Laurie H (818)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:06 pm
I hope we don't become involved either~~ Thanks Carrie~~~
 

. (0)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 8:45 am
The men without insignia and their faces covered are Spetsnaz troops.
 

Lona G (66)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 9:26 am
The same Russian paramilitary have also threatened and attacked a UN envoy who was there to try to set up talks. He feared for his life and fled the Crimea. He happened to be from the Netherlands, so we got the story first hand while he and co-workers filmed what was happening.

What happens now makes the referendum the Russians want to organize suspect and it's outcome will be dictated by Putin to have another 'legitimisation' of his annexation.
 

DORIS L (61)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 10:59 am
The Russians are emphasizing that they believe no news is good news, or my way or the highway. I really hope the U.S. manages to steer clear of this mess.
 

Joanne D (37)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 1:02 pm
Sounds like, governmentally speaking, Russia and the Crimea deserve each other. But the poor people!
 

Roger G (148)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 2:03 pm
noted, thanks
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 2:05 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Peta Clarke (30)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:04 pm
Noted thanks for sharing. It reminds me of Nazi Germany. Very disturbing.
 

Carrie B (306)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:15 pm
Very correct Peta. Quite like Hitler moving in on Eastern Europe.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:54 pm
Noted. I agree the U.S. should not get involved.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 9:31 pm
America needs to get incolved there, they are the most moral and law abiding troops to be the global police force, would help to for the globalists to edge America closer to default ontheir monster debt..create another depression, then NAU solution, a few years stability then another crash..engineered, new currency.. bla bla..
one world govt religion currency.. fascist planetary regime starts to cleanse the rock..zion accendant.
6.5 billion dead, nothing left but Canada, US and Mex hex..enough peeps here for 500 million slaves all the other earthlings cooked..gonzo to the gas and ovens..black smoke rising..Mordor awakened.:) Hense the rush to populate Canada..they know they are walking dead soon if caught in their home country.. :)
Lock down immgration :)
 

Carrie B (306)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 9:51 pm
Sorry Wii, I cannot agree with your assessment. Nor should U.S. troops be sent. We are not the world police force!
 

Leanne B (46)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 12:17 am
This doesn't look good for them.
 

P A (117)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 6:53 am
The only thing to do is not to have expensive camera equipment in such a situation, but to have very small and almost disposable cameras and to keep changing them and uploading data to external sites (if possible) so that information can get out. BBC reporters and film-makers used to do things like that when they were under threat from militia. God bless the brave journalists who are trying to report on what is happening - and God help the poor ordinary people whose fate is being decided by violent armed men!
 

Edith B (146)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:36 pm
Yet another world crisis caused by one man's ego.
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Monday March 10, 2014, 10:07 am
Noted.
 

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 8:37 pm
I also do not think the US should get involved, no matter what happens. I do feel sorry for the ordinary people who just want to live their lives in some kind of peace. Putin is such a mean personality, who knows how far he will take this. I feel sorry for the journalist, but as Pat A mentioned , to have big expensive camera equipment that cannot be mistaken is not the best way of sending the news out, not with the technology we have today. Thanks Carrie.
 
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