Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed http://implode-explode.com/ Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-55014 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:26:27 GMT Russia Calls Kiev Law on Special Status of Donbass 'Step in Right Direction' http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-18_RussiaCallsKievLawonSpecialStatusofDonbassStepinRightDirection.html iehi-feed-55011 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:18:04 GMT $30mn bounty set to identify who shot down MH17 in Ukraine http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-18_30mnbountysettoidentifywhoshotdownMH17inUkraine.html iehi-feed-55006 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:35:44 GMT Executive Branch Seizes Money from US Citizens http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-17_ExecutiveBranchSeizesMoneyfromUSCitizens.html Police departments around the country, at the command of the Justice Department & Homeland Security, have confiscated money from over 200,000 citizens -- in some cases tens of thousands of dollars -- even though many of them committed no crime! ]]> iehi-feed-54988 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:52:41 GMT Ukraine President's Days Numbered After Concessions To Russia Proposed http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-16_UkrainePresidentsDaysNumberedAfterConcessionsToRussiaProposed.html iehi-feed-54979 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:25:42 GMT Russia Sends Second Humanitarian Convoy Into Ukraine, And Nobody Says A Word http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-15_RussiaSendsSecondHumanitarianConvoyIntoUkraineAndNobodySaysAWord.html iehi-feed-54971 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:15:11 GMT Opinion: Expect Coup Attempt or War With Russia http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-13_OpinionExpectCoupAttemptorWarWithRussia.html iehi-feed-54969 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:02:03 GMT "Going After" the Islamic State. Guess Who is Behind the Caliphate Project? http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-13_GoingAftertheIslamicStateGuessWhoisBehindtheCaliphateProject.html iehi-feed-54968 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:26:29 GMT CrossTalk: Containment 2.0? (US vs. Russia) http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-13_CrossTalkContainment20USvsRussia.html iehi-feed-54965 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:46:22 GMT Russia Threatens Lawsuits With WTO Over New Western Sanctions http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-13_RussiaThreatensLawsuitsWithWTOOverNewWesternSanctions.html iehi-feed-54964 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:45:19 GMT West pushes crippling sanctions on Russia's oil industry despite Ukraine ceasefire http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-13_WestpushescripplingsanctionsonRussiasoilindustrydespiteUkrainece.html this piece..]]> iehi-feed-54948 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:45:00 GMT ​US, EU to ban Exxon, BP and Shell from oil exploration in Russia http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-11_USEUtobanExxonBPandShellfromoilexplorationinRussia.html iehi-feed-54947 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:44:28 GMT Azov fighters are Ukraine's greatest weapon and may be its greatest threat (MUST READ) http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-11_AzovfightersareUkrainesgreatestweaponandmaybeitsgreatestthreatMU.html ``"I have nothing against Russian nationalists, or a great Russia," said Dmitry, as we sped through the dark Mariupol night in a pickup truck, a machine gunner positioned in the back. "But Putin's not even a Russian. Putin's a Jew."

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Dmitry claimed not to be a Nazi, but waxed lyrical about Adolf Hitler as a military leader, and believes the Holocaust never happened. Not everyone in the Azov battalion thinks like Dmitry, but after speaking with dozens of its fighters and embedding on several missions during the past week in and around the strategic port city of Mariupol, the Guardian found many of them to have disturbing political views, and almost all to be intent on "bringing the fight to Kiev" when the war in the east is over.

The battalion's symbol is reminiscent of the Nazi Wolfsangel, though the battalion claims it is in fact meant to be the letters N and I crossed over each other, standing for "national idea". Many of its members have links with neo-Nazi groups, and even those who laughed off the idea that they are neo-Nazis did not give the most convincing denials.

"Of course not, it's all made up, there are just a lot of people who are interested in Nordic mythology," said one fighter when asked if there were neo-Nazis in the battalion. When asked what his own political views were, however, he said "national socialist"

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The Russian volunteer fighting with the Azov said he believes Ukraine needs "a junta that will restrict civil rights for a while but help bring order and unite the country".

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iehi-feed-54939 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:13:28 GMT Russian Retaliation Begins: Gazprom "Limiting EU Gas", Cuts Poland Supplies By 24% In Past Two Days http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-10_RussianRetaliationBeginsGazpromLimitingEUGasCutsPolandSuppliesBy.html iehi-feed-54938 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:10:47 GMT The Very Disturbing Symbols Found Emblazoned on the Helmets of Pro-Kiev Ukrainian Soldiers http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-10_TheVeryDisturbingSymbolsFoundEmblazonedontheHelmetsofProKievUkra.html iehi-feed-54922 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:19:53 GMT Minsk protocol: Ukraine to be decentralized, special status for Lugansk, Donetsk http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-09_MinskprotocolUkrainetobedecentralizedspecialstatusforLuganskDone.html iehi-feed-54918 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:42:24 GMT Ukraine New Sanctions - The self-evidently absurd logic" of the EU (Saker) http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-08_UkraineNewSanctionsTheselfevidentlyabsurdlogicoftheEUSaker.html iehi-feed-54915 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:37:08 GMT Losing Credibility: The IMF's New Cold War Loan to Ukraine - Michael Hudson http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-08_LosingCredibilityTheIMFsNewColdWarLoantoUkraineMichaelHudson.html ...on August 29, just as Kiev began losing its attempt at ethnic cleansing against the eastern Donbas region, the IMF signed off on the first loan ever to a side engaged in a civil war, not to mention being rife with insider capital flight and a collapsing balance of payments. Based on fictitiously trouble-free projections of the ability to pay, the loan supported Ukraine's currency, the hryvnia, long enough to enable the oligarchs' banks to move the money quickly into Western hard-currency accounts before the hryvnia plunged further and was worth even fewer euros and dollars.

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This raises the question of whether the IMF's loan is legally an "odious debt," being made to a military junta and stolen by government insiders. John Helmer's Dances with Bears calculates that "of the $3.2 billion disbursed to the Ukrainian treasury by the IMF at the start of May, $3.1 billion had disappeared offshore by the middle of August."

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iehi-feed-54912 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:29:02 GMT Did Putin Just Bring Peace to Ukraine? http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-08_DidPutinJustBringPeacetoUkraine.html iehi-feed-54909 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:18:59 GMT Springtime for Russophobia http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-08_SpringtimeforRussophobia.html iehi-feed-54908 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:39:35 GMT Europe Goes "All In": Will Sanction Rosneft, Gazprom Neft And Transneft http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-07_EuropeGoesAllInWillSanctionRosneftGazpromNeftAndTransneft.html