Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

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    Aug 19, 2016 12:35 AM GMT
    http://fusion.net/story/338016/trump-manafort-marines-nato-protests/Lt. Colonel Tom Doman’s introduction to Ukraine, at 4 a.m. on May 27, 2006, was not a warm one.

    “We had rocks thrown at us. Rocks hit Marines. Buses were rocked back and forth. We were just trying to get to our base.”


    Doman and his 112 reserve Marines and sailors were boarding the buses after dark, with backup from Ukrainian special forces, to get to a compound where they would lay the groundwork for Sea Breeze 2006, a larger international training exercise set to involve 3,500 troops from the U.S., Ukraine, and 12 NATO partner countries. But hundreds of protesters seemed to have come out of nowhere to confront them.

    The Marines ended up hemmed in by angry locals in Feodosia, a Ukrainian resort city on the Black Sea. “We had people jeering us and protesting against us until we basically left the country,” Doman says. The Americans couldn’t go outside; they couldn’t reach their supply ship in the town’s port. Some protesters wielded what Col. Bill Black, the Marines’ commanding officer, jokingly called “Ukrainian cocktails” — plastic bottles filled with diesel fuel.....

    ...Ukrainian prosecutors say the anti-US, anti-NATO protests that threatened these Marines were largely partisan plants, organized by politicians who consulted with Paul Manafort, now the prominent campaign aide to presidential candidate Donald Trump....

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    Aug 19, 2016 6:51 PM GMT
    As I predicted, Manafort is now gone, gone, gone. He resigned (apparently involuntarily) today. Reportedly, the combination of the Trump campaign reorg and Manafort's Russia/Ukraine connection compelled the "resignation." It was also reported that the Trump children were no longer happy with Manafort's management style and the increasing media focus on Manafort himself. RIP. Who's next?