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  •  Your diary includes at least one lie (2+ / 2-)
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    mosesfreeman, Lawrence
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    CharlesII, ChadmanFL
    As disgusting as the flyer was, it was also proven to be a hoax on Friday
    You presented no proof.  The article you cited (http://www.theguardian.com/...) says:
    But on Friday the chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic and the city's chief rabbi both stated that the flyer was a fake meant to discredit the so-called republic or the Jewish community.
    The actual quote from the chief rabbi, however, is considerably more equivocal.
    "I think it's someone trying to use the Jewish community in Donetsk as an instrument in this conflict. That's why we're upset," the chief rabbi, Pinchas Vishedski, told journalists on Friday.
    Given that the separatists are now ethnically cleansing Roma (http://www.dailykos.com/...), and that this time the NYT got them on record taking credit for their actions before their Russian handlers were able to reach them and tell them to deny it, I find the fliers quite believable.
    •  No lies (1+ / 0-)
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      CharlesII

      even Haaretz says its fake. My point though, is close to yours, that the Jewish community of Donetsk is being used unfairly and unwillingly in a conflict that they don't want and didn't invite. Folks need to shut up and leave them alone!

      … the NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), said August 23.

      by mosesfreeman on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 10:07:19 PM PDT

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    •  Let's not do the HR thing people (2+ / 0-)
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      Radiowalla, JamieG from Md

      it's really unnecessary!

      … the NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), said August 23.

      by mosesfreeman on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 10:14:32 PM PDT

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    •  It is outrageous to call this a lie (3+ / 0-)

      The article that Freeman has linked is headlined,

      Antisemitic flyer 'by Donetsk People's Republic' in Ukraine a hoax. City's chief rabbi states pamphlet is fake, claiming it is meant to discredit pro-Russian protesters or Jewish community
      Now, exactly what is going on in Donetsk is debatable. But mosesfreeman has accurately represented what the article says. You can disagree without using this sort of personal invective.

      To encourage you to do so, I have HRed your comment.

    •  The first notice that it was a hoax was on (0+ / 0-)

      7:25 Wednesday morning.

      http://translate.google.com/...

      Home \ Holocaust and genocide , Ukraine , News , News \ In Donetsk distributed Nazi instruction for Jews
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      Journalists Media Project "Kiev Jewish 'asked for comments to Denis Pushilin. He confirmed that a leaflet signed by the organization he heads, really resounded in Donetsk. He assured that neither he nor his organization did not have any relation to it.

      "Some ugly yesterday distributed to outlets Kalinin district ... But even here the poor worked - I myself never called people's governor ...

       Jewish Kiev April 16, 2014 at 07:25 Views: 12437

      I find the fliers quite believable.
      No Jewish news agency does.

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