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  • Pat Rylance
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      From: "Sorcha Faal" <sorchafaal@...>
      To: <sorchafaal@...>
      Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 3:26 AM
      Subject: Putin Threatens Recognition of Breakaway US Lakota Sioux Indian

      [Ed. Note: This report should be read from its website location at
      http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1057.htm as this email copy does not
      contain the links embedded in the original report.]

      December 20, 2007

      Putin Threatens Recognition of Breakaway US Lakota Sioux Indian Tribe

      By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

      Reports circulating in the Kremlin today state that an enraged President
      Putin has ordered Russian Foreign Ministry Officials to begin the
      processes needed for Russia to recognize the Lakota Sioux Indian Tribe
      as an independent Nation, and who have now broken away from the United
      States by renouncing their treaties with their occupiers, and as we can
      read as reported by the AFP News Service:

      "The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting
      Bull[pictured left] and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with
      the United States, leaders said Wednesday.

      "We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those
      who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to
      join us," long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means told a handful
      of reporters and a delegation from the Bolivian embassy, gathered in a
      church in a run-down neighborhood of Washington for a news conference.

      A delegation of Lakota leaders delivered a message to the State
      Department on Monday, announcing they were unilaterally withdrawing from
      treaties they signed with the federal government of the United States,
      some of them more than 150 years old.

      They also visited the Bolivian, Chilean, South African and Venezuelan
      embassies, and will continue on their diplomatic mission and take it
      overseas in the coming weeks and months, they told the news conference.

      Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota,
      North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

      The new country would issue its own passports and driving licences, and
      living there would be tax-free -- provided residents renounce their US
      citizenship, Means said.

      The treaties signed with the United States are merely "worthless words
      on worthless paper," the Lakota freedom activists say on their website.

      The treaties have been "repeatedly violated in order to steal our
      culture, our land and our ability to maintain our way of life," the
      reborn freedom movement says.

      Withdrawing from the treaties was entirely legal, Means said.

      "This is according to the laws of the United States, specifically
      article six of the constitution," which states that treaties are the
      supreme law of the land, he said.

      "It is also within the laws on treaties passed at the Vienna Convention
      and put into effect by the US and the rest of the international
      community in 1980. We are legally within our rights to be free and
      independent," said Means."

      Putin's anger, according to these reports, is based upon the United
      States engineering of the failure of United Nations talks on the Serbian
      breakaway province of Kosovo which is seeking independence, and which,
      according to Russian experts, will lead to an 'uncontrollable crisis'
      throughout the Balkans.

      Putin was reported to have told one of his top aides that 'two can play
      at this game', in an obvious reference to the American President whom
      President Putin blames as being behind the machinations to increase
      instability along Russia's borders with Eastern Europe.

      Russian legal experts further state that of all of the United States
      Indian Tribes, the Lakota Sioux are the best positioned to have their
      declaration of independence from the American government recognized by
      the United Nations as they remain the only indigenous peoples in the US
      to have refused to accept payment for their lands, estimated to be
      nearly $1 billion, which they consider their 'sacred grounds' and have
      stated they would never relinquish.

      It is, also, interesting to note that the Lakota Sioux are credited with
      one of the American Indians greatest defeat of US Military Forces in the
      Indian Wars by defeating the US Civil War Hero George Armstrong Custer
      and his Seventh Calvary in June, 1876 at the battle of Little Big Horn.

      With these latest events, and with Russia as a potential new ally, one
      can only wonder if these long suffering and resilient Indians can once
      again defeat their age old enemies residing in the corridors of power in
      Washington D.C.

      © December 20, 2007 EU and US all rights reserved.

      Sorcha Faal

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