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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You:

The Third Russian Revolution

 

By Chris Oakley

Part 17

 

 

 

 

From the March 10th, 2012 broadcast of The CBS Evening News:

The two biggest stories making headlines tonight: the Russian government is continuing to deny NRPM claims that the rebel group controls Novosibirsk and the surrounding area, and President Barack Obamas re-election hopes are in deep jeopardy after dramatic Super Tuesday defeats in three New England primaries...

 

From the March 11th, 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST DEFENDANTS IN "ST. PETERSBURG TRIAL"

Canadian tourist couple released and deported

 

From the March 13th, 2012 Daily Mail:

High-Ranking Defence Advisor To Medvedev Resigns As Public Demands Full Account Of Novosibirsk Situation

 

From the March 15th, 2012 broadcast of BBC World News:

Late this afternoon Russian government troops began a new offensive against NRPM insurgents in the Novosibirsk area as current Russian president Dmitri Medvedev continues to challenge the rebel factions insistent claims it is in control of the city....In Washington, President Barack Obama had no comment on a report in the Los Angeles Times he may halt his re-election bid if he cant win three of the next four Democratic primaries...

 

From the March 16th, 2012 broadcast of The OReilly Factor:

For my own part, I dont put much stock in yesterdays Times story about President Obama. However, I will agree that his hopes for a second term have taken some serious hits in recent weeks; he looks especially shaky on foreign policy, as the numbers in a new CNN poll on his handling of the situation in Russia attest...

 

From the March 17th, 2012 Boston Herald:

OH, CANADA, THEYRE GLAD TO BE HOME

"St. Petersburg Trial" couple arrive in Toronto amid huge cheering crowd

 

From the March 20th, 2012 Manchester Guardian:

RUSSIAN REGULAR ARMY TROOPS NEAR NOVOSIBIRSK UNDER SIEGE

 

From the March 21st, 2012 broadcast of Good Morning America:

The worst-kept secret of the current Russian civil war was finally made public last night when Russian president Dmitri Medvedev officially admitted that the NRPM rebel army has effectively seized control of the city of Novosibirsk and surrounding areas...

 

From the March 23rd, 2012 Asahi Shimbun:

Court-Martial To Begin Today For Russian Navy Cadet Accused Of Being NRPM Sympathizer

 

From the March 25th, 2012 New York Post:

ME QUIT? O NO!

Prez vows to continue re-election quest despite falling poll numbers

 

From the March 29th, 2012 Sydney Morning Herald:

PMS VISIT TO ST. PETERSBURG POSTPONED AMID SECURITY CONCERNS

RUSSIAN REBELS REPORTED TO BE ESTABLISHING SO-CALLED "PROVISIONAL

GOVERNMENT" FOR NOVOSIBIRSK

 

From the March 30th, 2012 broadcast of Nine News Morning Hour:

Russias defense minister is facing a firestorm of criticism over the regular armys failure to dislodge NRPM insurgents from Novosibirsk...

 

From the April 1st, 2012 broadcast of The Glenn Beck Show:

Its tempting to call President Obamas policy on the Russian civil war an April Fools joke, but theres nothing funny about the way hes botched this critical situation. His missteps in dealing with the Kremlin and the rebels may end up costing him the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination-- and frankly, it would serve him right...

 

From the April 3rd, 2012 Irish Independent:

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY LAW GRADUATE TO TAKE UP GEORG KRIEGER CASE

Longtime civil rights attorney says he will file new appeal on behalf of jailed Austrian student

 

From a story posted at CBSNews.com on April 7th, 2012:

BREAKING NEWS--OBAMA RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN SENIOR ADVISOR RESIGNS

 

From the April 8th, 2012 Washington Post:

THREE KILLED, 18 INJURED IN SUICIDE BOMBING AT RUSSIAN NAVAL BASE

ON BARENTS SEA COAST

NRPM guerrillas suspected in bomb attack

 

From the April 10th, 2012 Houston Chronicle:

U.S. EMBASSY IN MOSCOW ON LOCKDOWN AFTER ANTI-MEDVEDEV RIOT

 

From the April 13th, 2012 broadcast of CBC News At Six:

Russian security forces say tonight that theyve made two arrests in connection with the Barents naval base suicide bombing five days ago....

 

From the April 14th, 2012 Chicago Tribune:

OBAMA CAMPAIGN RAMPS UP FUNDRAISING EFFORTS AS RE-ELECTION BID

ENTERS CRUCIAL PHASE

Analysts say South Carolina primary will be make-or-break point for second term hopes

 

From the April 16th, 2012 broadcast of Good Morning America:

The Obama re-election campaign is showing new signs of life after a narrow victory in last nights South Carolina primary. Political experts suggest the South Carolina win may well set the stage for a winner-take-all showdown at the 2012 Democratic National Convention this summer....

 

From the April 17th, 2012 Korea Herald:

NORTH KOREA EXPRESSES SUPPORT OF MEDVEDEV AFTER LATEST NRPM

GUERRILLA ATTACK IN SIBERIA

Security expected to be airtight at Medvedev-Kim Jong Un summit

 

From the April 19th, 2012 San Francisco Examiner:

THREE INJURED, SIX ARRESTED AT ANTI-MEDVEDEV RALLY

NEAR RUSSIAN EMBASSY IN LONDON

Scotland Yard anticipates upsurge in protests as 2012 Summer Games approach

 

From the April 20th, 2012 broadcast of Nine News:

Russian government troops are clashing with NRPM insurgents at this hour near the town of Primorskiy.

 

From the April 21st, 2012 Washington Post:

AIR STRIKES KILL SIX RUSSIAN INSURGENTS NEAR PRIMORSKIY

 

From the April 23rd, 2012 broadcast of BBC Breakfast:

Russian rebel troops launched a surprise attack against government forces as the fighting near Primorskiy entered its fourth day....

 

From the April 26th, 2012 broadcast of The CBS Evening News:

The NRPM is claiming victory tonight in its six-day-long battle with Russian government forces for control of the town of Primorskiy...

 

From a FoxNews.com story posted the next morning:

KREMLIN DISPUTES NRPM CLAIMS OF CONTROL OVER PRIMORSKIY

 

To Be Continued

 

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