Riot police use teargas to disperse Kurdish demonstrators who were clashing with Turkish security forces as thousands of Syrian refugees continue to arrive at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Turkey opened its border Saturday to allow in up to 60,000 people who massed on the Turkey-Syria border, fleeing the Islamic militants’ advance on Kobani.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Protestors and police wrestle near a barricade on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway during a march demanding action on climate change and corporate greed, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, a day after a huge climate march in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Protesters, including one dressed as a polar bear, sit at the intersection of Wall St. and Broad St. in New York, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Police officers hold back protesters and media while other officers remove protesters blocking traffic at the intersection of Wall St. and Broad St. in New York, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
A Pennsylvania State Trooper walks in a wooded area near Route 447 in Price Township on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, near Canadensis, Pa., during a massive search for suspected killer Eric Frein. (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
A soldier stands guard while other receive instructions after arriving at San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in San Juan Sacatepequez where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes on Friday night. The clash took place in the village of Pajoques between residents who support plans to build a cement factory and highway, and others who fear the construction could hurt their lands. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Soldiers receive instructions after arriving at San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A woman runs past Soldiers dressed in riot gear in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Turkish security forces use teargas and water cannons to disperse protesting local people as several hundred Syrian refugees wait at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Turkey opened its border Saturday to allow in up to 60,000 people who massed on the Turkey-Syria border, fleeing the Islamic militants’ advance on Kobani.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Riot police use teargas to disperse Kurdish demonstrators who were clashing with Turkish security forces as thousands of Syrian refugees continue to arrive at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
In this undated photo supplied by Amnesty International, side handled and telescopic batons and spike batons are displayed at a police equipment exhibition, at an undisclosed location. Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Amnesty International)
A firefighter with the Gabilan Camp crew hoses down hot spots during a controlled burn to fight the King Fire on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, near Placerville, Calif. Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Pro-Russian rebels guard checkpoint marked with flag of the self-proclaimed Federal State of Novorossiya, near the town of Zhdanivka, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Israeli soldiers and border policemen aim towards Palestinian protesters during clashes that erupted after Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians, Amer Abu Aisheh and Marwan Qawasmeh in the West Bank city of Hebron, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Pakistani security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A Pakistani police official says a roadside bomb has targeted a Pakistani army vehicle, killing several and wounded more than a dozen people in a northwestern city. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Indian army soldiers rescue flood-affected villagers at the Chaygaon village in Kamrup district of northeastern Assam state, India, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India's remote northeast, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Soldiers patrol at the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. France's top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he is confident in the country's security. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 lifts off early on September 21, 2014, from the US launch complex at Cape Canaveral, carrying the Dragon CRS4 to the International Space Station (ISS) (AFP Photo/Bruce Weaver)
Russia's Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the space capsule Soyuz TMA-14M that will carry a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) is transported from hangar to the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. U.S. astronaut Barry Wilmore, and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova are the next crew scheduled to travel to the International Space Station on September 26. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Armed security guards stand in front of the the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft , as it is transported to its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.
A police helicopter flies over the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft, as it is transported to its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.
Read this link for the full story. The Pro-Russian rebels fully admit they copied the Confederate flag.
Ok the Pro-Russian rebel flag look so much like the Confederate States of America battle flag, of course without the stars.
here are a few key components that make a Ukrainian separatist, among them Kalashnikov rifles, Cossack hats, golden crosses around their necks, America bashing, orange-and-black “World War II” ribbons … and Dixie flags.
You did not misread that: pro-Russian separatists have adopted the Confederate flag.
The flag of the unrecognized Novorossia confederation is not entirely identical to the banner of the Army of Northern Virginia, as it lacks stars — the Ukrainians would have had to contend with between two to eight such stars, depending on their level of optimism.
So basically, some guy found the flag on the internet, had no clue what it meant, and just decided to use it. LOL, it's actually very representative of the entire movement!
Police officers escort UPS employees on a bus from the scene where three people were killed, including the gunman, at a UPS facility in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/ Al.com, Joe Songer)
A police officer stands guard at a UPS warehouse on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala.
Los Angeles firefighters watch as smoke from a dock fire continues to rise as a fire boat sprays the underside of wooden pier timbers at the Port of Los Angeles in the Wilmington section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014. The fire that forced evacuations from the wharf continues to smolder but officials say it's under control. Nearly 12 hours after starting, the blaze is sending up huge plumes of smoke that is drifting over Los Angeles Harbor early Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Brad Graverson)
Law enforcement officers from the Kissimmee Police Department and the Osceola Sheriff Office work a crime scene outside a shopping mall where a shooting took place, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. Authorities are trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle were connected. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Pennsylvania State Police troopers ride in a tactical vehicle to help create a perimeter in the search area for Eric Frein near Canadensis, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014. The manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but Frein, the suspect, has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials. (AP Photo/The Times-Tribune, Jake Danna Stevens)
The Rook, a Pennsylvania State Police critical incident vehicle remains on a State Police flat bed truck as the search continues for Eric Frein near Canadensis, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014.
A Pennsylvania State Police trooper helps create a perimeter in the search area for accused cop killer Eric Frien near the intersection of Happy Hill Lane and Bear Town Road in Canadensis, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Times-Tribune, Jake Danna Stevens)
Family and friends of radical al-Qaida-linked preacher Abu Qatada, left, greet him as he arrives to his family's home in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. A Jordanian court on Wednesday acquitted Qatada — known for his fiery pro-al-Qaida speeches — of involvement in a plot to target Israeli and American tourists and Western diplomats in Jordan more than a decade ago. The three-judge panel unanimously acquitted Qatada "because of the lack of convincing charges against him," said Judge Ahmed Qattarneh. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
This Sept. 2014 photo provided by Deutsche Post/DHL shows a DHL drone near a beach in Germany. Deutsche Post/DHL says Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, it is starting Germany’s first ever drone package delivery service, a test program transporting medication to a pharmacy on a difficult-to-access North Sea island. The company said the quad-rotor “DHL Paketkopter 2.0” will begin daily flights Friday to bring a maximum payload of 1.2 kilograms of medicine to the island of Juist. The island, with a population of about 1,500, is usually served by one ferry per day and an occasional small-aircraft flight, depending upon the weather. (AP Photo/Nikolai Wolff Fotoetage)
Russian and Swiss soldiers stand in front of a monument dedicated to the Russian general Alexander Suvorov, who in 1799 crossed the Alps from Italy to cut off the advance of Napoleon's troops, in the Schoellenenschlucht ravine near Andermatt, central Switzerland, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler)
Poland’s Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak inspects Polish and other troops during the opening ceremony of major international Anakonda-14 defense exercise at the National Defense Academy in Warsaw-Rembertow district, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
U.S. and European troops stand at attention during the opening ceremony of the major international Anakonda-14 defense exercise at the National Defense Academy in Warsaw-Rembertow district, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. The 10-day exercise of the army, navy and air force from Poland, U.S. Canada and six other countries from northern and eastern Europe is to test their readiness to jointly react to security threats at a time of armed conflict in Ukraine, that also involves Russia. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
The Honorary Company of the Polish army walks in front of troops that will take part in major international Anakonda-14 defense exercise during the opening ceremony at the National Defense Academy in Warsaw-Rembertow district, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
Turkish soldiers stand as Syrian refugees wait for permission to enter Turkey at the Yumurtalik crossing gate near Suruc, Turkey, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. More than 200,000 people fleeing the Islamic militants’ advance on Kobani, Syria, arrived in Turkey during last five days to find safety.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Smoke from a burning fuel dump at the Donetsk airport can be seen from a pro-Russia separatist checkpoint on September 23, 2014. (AFP Photo/John MacDougall)
A Ukrainian soldier holds a cat as he receives warm clothes close to Luhansk in the eastern Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Despite of the declared cease-fire between the separatists and the Ukrainian military in eastern Ukraine occasional shooting has been reported. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)
A Ukrainian tank destroyed in recent battles with the Russian troops is seen on a road near the village of Dmytrivka, Luhansk region in the eastern Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)
A journalists shoots photos of containers with military equipment for Iraq in front of a Dutch air force plane at the airport in Leipzig, central Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. The first German delivery of weapons and ammunition to Iraq had to be postponed due to a technical problem of the Dutch plane. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
A soldier takes photos of containers with military equipment for Iraq next to a Dutch air force plane at the airport in Leipzig, central Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
Christoph von Loewenstern, Lieutenant colonel of the German Federal Armed Forces Bundeswehr, center, talks with journalists in front of the containers with military equipment for Iraq and a Dutch air force plane at the airport in Leipzig, central Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. The first German delivery of weapons and ammunition to Iraq had to be postponed due to a technical problem of the Dutch plane. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
This undated image provided by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office shows a booking photo of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/Galveston County Sheriff)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, Maj. Erik Schillo, a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot with the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, makes pre-flight checks to his jet before taking off from a base in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of a mission to conduct airstrikes in Syria as part of U.S. led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State group and other targets. U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, killing nearly 20 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in their de facto capital, fearing further raids, activists said. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, receives pre-flight checks before taking off from a base in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of a mission to conduct airstrikes in Syria as part of U.S. led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State group and other targets. U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, killing nearly 20 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in their de facto capital, fearing further raids, activists said. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
In this Photo released by the U.S. Air Force taken on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, Master Sgt. Jeffery Morris, a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator with the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, pre-flights his jet before taking off from a base in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of a mission to conduct airstrikes as part of U.S. led coalition targeting the Islamic State group and other targets in Syria.
In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 photo, an Iraqi soldiers stand alert after clashes with militants from the Islamic State group, in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)
Members of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces pose in front of an Islamic State (IS) flag which they took from IS fighters at a military post, north of Kirkuk, on September 13, 2014 (AFP Photo/Guillaume Briquet)
Pro-Russian rebels check a vehicle at a checkpoint in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Ukraine's prime minister on Wednesday urged countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Ukrainian servicemen patrol on armoured personnel carriers along a road in the eastern Donetsk region on September 24, 2014 (AFP Photo/Anatolii Stepanov)
This image taken from video shows Matthew Miller in North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. The American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health isn't deteriorating. Under close guard and with only enough time to respond to one question, 24-year-old Matthew Miller spoke briefly to an Associated Press Television News journalist at a Pyongyang hotel, where he had been brought to make a phone call to his family. (AP Photo/APTN)
In this still image from video published on the Internet on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, by a group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, members of the group stand behind French mountaineer Herve Gourdel just before beheading him. In the video, the men pledge their allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, before killing Gourdel, 55, who they abducted on Sunday, Sept. 21. (AP Photo)
Algerian military trucks are pictured in the Tizi Ouzou region, northern Algeria, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2014, as troops conduct search operations in the bid to find French hostage, Herve Gourdel, who was kidnapped by militants. The Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France carried out airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video that appeared online Wednesday. French President Francois Hollande condemned the killing of Herve Gourdel and said France would continue its fight against the Islamic State group, which are Sunni militants that have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)
In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, weapons allegedly seized from gangs by the military are displayed at a military base in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas state, Mexico. Two rival gangs, the Zetas and the Gulf cartel, which use Tamaulipas as a route to ferry drugs and migrants to the United States have diversified their business, selling stolen gas and crude to refineries in Texas or to gas stations on either side of the border. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, center, watches as military personnel march during a flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 in Hong Kong, as thousands of protesters watching from behind police barricades yelled at him to step down. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Police officers stand by the scene of a shooting in Bell Gardens, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Turkish soldiers watch the fighting between Islamic militants and Kurdish forces to the west of Kobani, Syria, at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkish soldiers patrol as Islamic militants fight Kurdish forces to the west of Kobani, Syria, at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, center, addresses Hawaii lawmakers as Deputy Chief Dave Kajihiro, left, and Deputy Chief Marie McCauley, right, and state Sen. Rosalyn Baker, foreground, listen during a Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014, hearing at the state Capitol in Honolulu. The Honolulu Police Department has concluded there's no criminal case against one of its sergeants who was investigated for domestic violence because of an incident with his girlfriend that was caught by a restaurant's surveillance cameras. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is escorted by a court officer during her appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Authorities allege Tsarnaeva of North Bergen, N.J., claimed people she knew could bomb the home of a woman who was previously involved with her husband. Her lawyer, Susan Marcus, said Tuesday that the claim is “uncorroborated.” Bail was set at $5,000. Her brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the April 2013 marathon explosions, which killed three people. Her other brother, Tamerlan, died after a gunbattle with police. (AP Photo/New York Post, Steven Hirsch, Pool)
In this photo released by the Peruvian Air Force, officers pose for the picture with Spanish speleologist Cecilio Lopez after his rescue from inside the Inti Machay cave, in Leimebamba, Peru, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Lopez, a well-known cave explorer, was hurt when he fell inside the Inti Machay cave, where he remained trapped underground for 12 days in Peru's remote Amazon region. (AP Photo/Peruvian Air Force)