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  •  Can we call them Nationalists? Or Mercenaries? (1+ / 0-)
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    The term Ukrainian Separatists I think makes them seem like they are doing "Liberation" work, when in fact the hard core are most likely hired, funded and maintained by Russian Nationalist Extremists/Imperialists.

    I do not know if the term "separatist" gets at the actual motivation and action of these thugs. I do not admire the Kiev government's actions, either, in devestating by artillery and air, Smolensk being one of them, two cities in Eastern Ukraine, and perhaps we need to call them Ukrainian Nationalists/Extremists as well.

    This is devolving into a proxy war, and a list of innocent victims because of blind nationalism, no matter WHO started it. It is now red in tooth and claw, and no moderate factions can exist in this climate. Nationalist/ Extremists vs. Nationalist/Extremists.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 12:10:42 PM PDT

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