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This site supports the people of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and Novorossiya as they are faced with genocide for exercising their human right to self-determination. We provide information dissemination support in English under the current information war and physical support when it is in our power including evacuation, material support and humanitarian assistance. If you can help please e-mail us with your proposals. We are of course in need of donations and can direct your assistance where you deem necessary. We also support our Serbian friends, the Palestinian people, the Taino Borinken Nation, Puerto Rico, the people of Syria and Libya who have all suffered due to the imperialist ambitions of the United States and lastly we even support the people of Israel and their right to their own country if they stop building beyond their own borders and killing millions of Muslims and Palestinians because the Zionists have become like the nazis in believing they are somehow superior and have disgraced the Jewish people by committing their own genocide against those who are different as they attempt to clear land.

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Anyone who claims to be against the nazis in Kiev but continues to ignore those who ordered, funded and are directing the genocide, namely the United Statesd of America, the CIA, NATO and the European Union as client states to America, is committing treason to Russia and are in collusion, even though simple silence, with these war criminals. As the annexation and destruction of Ukraine by US/NATO is a direct frontal attack on the Russian Federation anyone in the media who continues to soften or otherwise manipulate the information coming out of Ukraine, including neo-liberal western apologists  who continue to pander to the US are also guilty of treason and are cooperating and enabling war crimes. 

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April 27, 2016

Yatsenyuk Has Fled to Argentina

Gromov Addresses Ukrainians

Vladimir Gromov the Head of SMERSH (United Special Units) Addresses the Ukrainian people

Odessa: Nazi Junta Massacred Protestors (108-140 Dead)

http://news-front.info/2016/04/29/odessa-2-maya-prestuplenie-bez-nakazaniya-maloizvestnye-zapisi-dispetcherskix-peregovorov/

U.S. BACKED NAZIS KILL CIVILIANS IN ODESSA

Я Русский Оккупант  I'm a Russian "Occupier"

SCREEN GRAB PHOTO FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T65SwzHAbes&index=111&list=FLNamQFr5WPwowV3w1_iyGkw

CIA War in Donbass: All the Circles of Hell  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dufxfFQmMHQ&feature=youtu.be

US/CIA/NATO-Owned-Ukranian-Nazis Kill 2nd Journalist in Week

In last interview criticized Ukraine for becoming a US client and for attempting to join NATOReport on murder       

Television report on murder     

27:00 Kiselyov: Buzina Represents Russian Party/Russian Bloc        

Kiselyov Allows Buzina beat up

CIA Attack on Russia: Destruction of Ukraine

http://www.jar2.com/Articles/2015/March/All_Ukraine_Lies.html

Targetting the Children

03-24-2015 VIctor Victorovich Yanukovich the son of President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich dies in strange accident

03-07-2015 Poroshenko Proves He is a CIA Assest and Hands the Contents of Letter from Putin to U.S.

03-06-2015 The Information Ministry of the Ukrainian Junta Orders PSYOPS and Cleansing for Mariupol  SOURCE: http://www.cyber-berkut.net/

03-05-2014 Ukrainian Fascist Junta Data Base of Expendable Skinheads They are Sending to Die. They "LOOK RUSSIAN?"

03-04-2015 FSB Head Alexander Bortnikov says FSB has Suspects in Nemtsov Assassination

03-03-2015 FSB Uncovers Criminal Group Delivering Weapons to Central and North Western Federal Districts

03-03-2015 Green Group Delivers Weapons to Ukraine

03-02-2015 Andrey Parubin and Mixail Saakashvili leave Washington after closing arms deals

02-28-2015 US backed Right Sector fascist terrorists march in Kiev in an ongoing attempt to terrorize the internal and justice ministry

02-27-2015 The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation states that Russia will implement counter measures if US ups their anti-Russian sanctions

02-27-2015 Ukrainian army continues to hide and illegally hold prisoners of war

02-27-2015 The US is to arm the Ukrainian fascist army

02-22-2015 By John Robles and CYBERBERKUT PEACE PLAN: Obama Authorizes $Millions to Continue Killing Women and Children in Ukraine    Dear American Taxpayers, Your unelected leaders are committing genocide in order to attack and weaken Russian influence and in the end to allow them to wage a war to destroy Russia. This has nothing to do with security or US interests. It is simply imperialism at its ugliest. You are paying for the killing of innocent  women and children

02-20-2014 By Joseph Zrnchik More Nazi Propaganda From Bloomberg for JAR2 More Nazi Propaganda From Bloomberg 
After months of the entire Ukrainian military slaughtering unarmed pro-Russian separatists and attacking peaceful villages whereupon with a land mass the people organized a state, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), and a legal and organized defense force which, unlike the Ukraine military, follows the rules of land warfare

WWIII and the Destruction of Russia By John Robles  Secret Motivations, Secret Armies and Secret Goals
Honest and open people may have difficulty in understanding closed and secret societies and the nefarious actions that they carry out. For some to do so carries the uncomfortable risk of spiraling down into caverns of madness and the shattering of the comfortable illusions we may have as to the reality around us. Why does the....

07-28-2014 By John Robles  Flight MH17 a False Flag War Pretext
CIA Committing Genocide on Russians CIA Kills Over 250 Civilians and Downs Second Malaysian Flight as a Pretext for War by John Robles II 
The US/CIA/EU/NATO/, their usual black operations allies and all of their Ukrainian Nazis, SBU double agents and other paid operatives are doing everything they can to start...

Topical Until the End of the US Orchestrate Ukraine War By John Robles  For the US Orchestrated Blatantly Illegal Armed Coup of Aother Country  
JAR2 Calling for Sanctions Against U.S. By John Robles With the bloodshed in what was Ukraine already in its second year it is time for the countries of the world to unite and for Russia to take the lead and put an end to the genocide that is being wrought on the people of the Donbass and Novorossiya for attempting to exercise their right to    

07-09-2014 By John Robles  Monstrosity: Washington Justifies Airstrikes on Civilians in Eastern Ukraine
There is almost no attention being paid to the humanitarian catastrophe that is occurring in Ukraine in the western media. On a daily basis the issue is ignored, downplayed, obfuscated or denied by officials, organizations and the media. Those who are bombing their own citizens into oblivion continue to act with malfeasance and complete

07-06-2014 By John Robles  Kiev "Declares" War on Russia  
The dangerous bellicose rhetoric and saber rattling declarations by the Kiev authorities continue to reach newer and higher levels with the new minister of defense wasting no time to issue yet another wild and dangerous statement. During his confirmation hearing to the post of defense minister in front of the Ukrainian post-coup

12-05-2013 By John Robles  Ukrainian Sovereignty Not a NATO Decision   

More of my work uncovering the real workings behind the destruction of Ukraine by the CIA  

 

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13 July, 21:31

Number of Russia's Criminal Cases Against Kiev's Forces Continues to Increase

John Robles 

Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine the government of the Russian Federation, the Russian Armed Forces, the president of the Russian Federation and Russia's leaders have dealt with the threat to Russia's national security strictly within the guidelines of international and national law, in keeping with all international norms and conventions, within the framework of the United Nations and its charter and have maintained the moral and ethical high ground.

By strictly following Russia's obligations under international law and within the framework of the Russian Constitution, President Putin has struggled to reach a peaceful settlement to the upheaval which continues unabated on the territory of what was its closest neighbor and has handled the crisis from day one as a force for peace, stability and the protection of civilian lives.

Sadly, despite all of Russia's efforts the continued provocations, the shelling of Russian territory and the killing of Russian citizens, ethnic Russians in Ukraine and innocent civilians continues not only unabated but at an accelerated rate since the so-called election of Petr Poroshenko.

Latest Developments

According to the officials and reports from the scene at approximately 09:02 local time the city of Donetsk (a city in the Rostov Region of the Russian Federation) became the target of shelling from the Ukrainian army. Two private homes were damaged, an elderly woman was injured and the 47 year old father of four was killed instantly when a shell hit the garden of his home as he was sitting on the veranda.

After the arrival of investigators and journalists at the scene of the tragic murder, a Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet entered Russian airspace and launched an airstrike on a target reportedly on the Ukrainian side of the border. According to TV interviews of residents and witnesses at the scene, the Ukrainian aviation regularly violates Russian airspace in the area and many residents have been forced to abandon their homes.

Moscow has yet to issue a statement on the violations of its airspace by the Ukrainian Air Force but there is no doubt that the response will be harsh. Along with recent attacks on Russian Embassies, recent statements by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine and a relentless series of other provocations against the Russian Federation, such a violation of airspace and the bombing of Russian territory resulting in the killing of Russian citizens are clear acts of war against Russia. However despite the almost non-stop provocations form the Ukrainian side Russia continues to refuse to be drawn into the crisis militarily.

The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin has promised a tough response stating that: "The incident is evidence of a profound escalation of danger for Russian citizens on Russian territory. Naturally, this action will not be left without a corresponding reaction. The talk with the Ukrainian side on this issue is going to be serious and tough. The incident once again confirms the need for the quickest end to bloodshed in east Ukraine and the resumption of talks within the contact group with the participation of all the warring sides in Ukraine," said the diplomat in a radio interview according to reports by Itar-Tass.

In a further escalation Itar-Tass also reports that: "On Saturday, July 12, the Ukrainian military fired at a Russian border guard squad in the Kuibyshev district of the Rostov Region on the Russian-Ukrainian border. The Russian border guards fired with their weapons in response, after which the shelling ceased," according to the spokesman for the regional border guard branch Vasily Malayev.

Russian Investigative Committee

Itar-Tass also reports that Russian investigators have launched a murder investigation and the related criminal probe into the shelling of a private home, according to Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin. He also said investigators are working on the scene to find out all the circumstances of the incident.

The Russian Investigative Committee has already opened dozens of criminal cases against figures in the junta in Kiev, soldiers, snipers, pilots and other who are engaged in the punitive military operations in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.

Near the end of June the investigative committee placed Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and the head of Dnepropetrovsk's regional administration oligarch Igor Kolomoisky on international wanted lists. They are now wanted in all Interpol member states. The charges against them include: murder, the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare, the obstruction of professional activities of journalists, and abduction

A member of the military loyal to Kiev was also recently arrested after being caught without documents after illegally entering Russian territory. So far there is no word on what form of mission she was on. The Ukrainian, Nadezhda Savchenko, was charged with complicity in murder of reporters of the Russian state television and radio broadcasting company (VGTRK).

Federal Prosecutor's list

So far the Russian Investigative Committee has launched criminal investigations, filed charges or placed on international wanted list the following people as well: Igor Mazur, Valery Bobrovich, Dmitry Korchinsky, Andrey Tyagnibok, Oleg Tyagnibok, Dmitry Yarosh, Vladimir Mamalyga, Dmitry Yarosh, and others.

The Investigative Committee is continuing its work already have questioned at least 2,400 witnesses. Their work is aimed at establishing specific servicemen and members of military units of the National Guard of Ukraine and the Right Sector who are killing civilians. This includes pilots, gunners, snipers and those who have given and executed orders to conduct airstrikes, artillery shelling and the bombing of civilians and the destruction of towns in the south-east of Ukraine.

Russia intends to prosecute all officials, military officers and anyone directly taking part in the punitive operations without exception. This includes those who give orders and those who are funding the killing of civilians. In this regard, the Investigation

There can be no doubt that these fascist "heroes of Ukraine" who are "clearing out" the east of people they call "subhuman" and "insects" will have to answer for their war crimes and the murder of civilians. They these people are allowed to continue killing civilians is an abomination as is the fact that they continue to be fully supported by the United States government. Then again the fact that the government of a country founded on the genocide of the indigenous people which illegally continues to occupy their lands is supporting nazis who are killing civilians is not at all surprising and judging by the reaction from the West, it is perfectly normal.

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9 July, 16:26

Monstrosity: Washington Justifies Airstrikes on Civilians in Eastern Ukraine

John Robles

There is almost no attention being paid to the humanitarian catastrophe that is occurring in Ukraine in the western media. On a daily basis the issue is ignored, downplayed, obfuscated or denied by officials, organizations and the media. Those who are bombing their own citizens into oblivion continue to act with malfeasance and complete impunity as they carry out their war crimes and their merciless punitive operation against their own civilians.

Kiev authorities continue to act with complete disregard for any law whatsoever as they kill women and children and conduct air strikes on civilians, while those sitting comfortably in their plush offices across the Atlantic continue to support Kiev and not a dissenting word is heard. Even after the now infamous US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki stated that Kiev has the right to conduct airstrikes on civilians, using the logic of territorial integrity and national unity, not a single word of protest was voiced. Is it now official US policy to bomb civilians? Or is it okay only if it is done by a coup government that they have installed?

Ukrainian crisis is a blatant open subversion of a state by the US, installation and support of a government bent on the eradication of those who oppose them. Ukraine is dealing with results of the failed policies and the degradation of the state that has been completely illegitimate since September 11, 2001.

As the US continues to support Kiev we are witnessing the complete and total moral bankruptcy, a plunge-of-no-return into the depths of open criminal illegality and the spread of the hence hidden doctrine of genocide now being wrought on the developed world.

The United States, a nuclear superpower, is supporting an illegitimate junta carrying out the brutal military "punishment" of entire populations as they attempt to "clear" the eastern part of their own country. If Americans do not care about the millions of people worldwide that the post 9-11 leaderships have used the US military and NATO to eradicate, then they should at least care that their government now justifies using airstrikes against civilians. With that single statement by Jen Psaki, who reflects official policy, it is now clear that absolutely "anything goes" and it will just take one more false flag attack to turn that logic around and make it US policy against its own civilians.

According to Yulia Tymoshenko there were almost 8 million ethnic Russians and Russian speakers in Ukraine who needed to be eradicated with a nuclear weapon, 8 million people who Kiev wants to get rid of. In a country of approximately 45 million that number is close to one fifth of the population. If we add to that number the Ukrainians opposed to the junta and those members of the population who are not openly taking part in the rise of the nazi state or those who would rather have a real democratically elected government, the numbers could easily grow to over 80 percent of the population.

Earlier the views held by the Ukrainian nationalists amounted to less 3 percent of the population. Nevertheless, since the loss of Crimea and the punitive military operations that number has reduced to about 10 percent. As such it is unimaginable that a government holding the views of only a fraction of the population can be called legitimate.

In the context of the US where less than 1 percent of the population that controls the wealth and the bodies of government and industry, it is perfectly understandable why they consider the Ukrainian authorities legitimate. Also given the fact that the current Kiev government was literally installed by the US after the US/NATO/EU backed armed coup, their blind support will be guaranteed to the point where the US provokes a war with Russia. It is at this point that the US will refuse to support Ukraine as the Americans would in no way support risking precious American lives to prop up a nazi regime and even with the current hawks in Washington and the policies of brinkmanship, the US would not start World War III.

The US Department of Homeland Security already has plans in place to intern hundreds of millions of Americans "in the event of widespread public dissent against a war". There are also an array of analysts and experts that see the US directly attempting to provoke World War III. Hopefully they are wrong.

The humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine is the campaign of dehumanization that the junta has carried out while US is allowing it to continue "clearing" the east. Kiev army is bombing and killing civilians, women, children, the elderly and men who are attempting to protect their families and homes. We know that Washington has long ago lost its humanity but have we? Is it really okay to annihilate entire cities because they people share a different view? Try to imagine and put a face and a name on half a million people who have had to flee their homes and countries in terror. Then try to imagine their families and friends, their homes, their possessions, their jobs and schools and everything they loved, is it difficult? Now try to imagine the collective hopes and dreams and aspirations of half a million people. Or is it too much?

Can you even imagine 500 thousand people? That is about how many would fill 12 Wrigley Fields or Juventus Stadiums to capacity, or perhaps 10 Rogers Centers in Toronto, 9 Yankee Stadiums or 5 Wembley Stadiums. Now imagine that all of those people have been targeted for extermination. Well, that is exactly what is happening in Ukraine.

With each passing day, with each human life extinguished or destroyed and with each and every bomb dropped or shell launched on innocent civilians in the east of what was Ukraine for the egregious crime of being opposed to a nazi junta, the United States which continues to openly support the forces carrying out these atrocities, is proving to the world that it is a state gone mad with its own power.

Those responsible for crimes against humanity should face justice. Not just for the people of Donbass who must be saved, but for all of the peoples of the world who have suffered at the hands of the evil empire. There can be nothing wrong with calling for justice and rule of law and anyone who does not do so is in collusion with criminals, murderers and now nazis killing and bombing and using airstrikes against civilians.

An egregious provocation was carried out by the US government against the son of a Russian lawmaker Valery Seleznyov. Roman Seleznyov was arrested in Maldives and then secretly transported to Guam in what can only be described as a kidnapping. Although the US unilaterally regulated onto themselves the role of "world’s policeman" they have no legal authority to kidnap citizens of other countries in third countries and transport them wherever they desire. There is no international authority in existence that gives the US the right to do this.

The targeting of Roman for "hacking", a ridiculous charge against the son of an esteemed parliamentarian and another egregious criminal act by the US Government, clearly shows how the US will use "crimes" that are almost impossible to prove "hacking" as a pretext for arrest and is a continuation of the war the US is waging on hacktivists, journalists and information warriors. The US has demonized "hackers" to the point that they are seen as the equivalent to terrorists and have even been approved for military targeting by the US. Hence the US has abrogated unto itself the right to extra-judicially execute without trial not only "terrorists" but in coded language, hackers, hacktivists and even journalists.

The open killing of reporters in Ukraine, the ridiculous charges by Kiev, as well as US sanctions against Russian journalist Dmitry Kiselyov, the continued tragic sequestration of Julian Assange in the embassy in London, the complete disappearance of all hacktivists from Anonymous and the outrageous media manipulation by the US are signs that we are involved in a war against an illegal power whose greatest enemy is the truth.

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Killing Russian Journalists in Ukraine is an Organized Effort Willy Wimmer

Former Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE

Download audio file  8 July, 23:58

There is fear spreading through Europe of the specter of war, fuelled by aggressive war propaganda by the West in their attempt to demonize Russia. In Germany, for the first time, people do not trust their mass media. All over Europe appearing strange fascist parties. The blind drive by the US in pursuit of their geopolitical objectives in Europe and in Ukraine has placed the entire European continent in an unstable and extremely dangerous position.

Willy Wimmer, the former Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe speaks with John Robles about these issues and more.

Hello sir, how are you this fine evening?

Hello! Everything is okay here but not worldwide.

Unfortunately! A lot of things going on! You wrote a very interesting article recently in German regarding, what you say, is an "ultimatum" by the West towards Russia. Can you tell us about that?

Yes! We learned last weekend that the European Union had addressed, as I see it, an ultimatum to Russia to continue with serious negotiations regarding the events in the Ukraine and if they wouldn't continue to have serious negotiations, there would be serious economic sanctions to Russia. This was in a tone which I never heard before. And the way to address an ultimatum to a neighboring state is quite unusual, quite unusual with this special attitude.

When we go back to the summer of 1914, when the first world war started, we had the same language. And therefore, I was in fear, as many Germans were in fear, because of the events in these days.

What in particular are you alarmed with?

The way we get information about the events in Ukraine and the Russian leadership is also quite unusual, compared to difficult times we had in the past.

Usually the German mainstream media are more or less objective, but in the case of Ukraine, it is attitude is to condemn Russia and to condemn the Russian President Putin. The attitude in which this is being done is not the attitude of German publications we had in the past. And, therefore, people are scared because of the new way in which German TV and press address issues in the neighboring countries.

Who do you see as being "the hand behind" this aggressive propaganda? Some people are calling it "war propaganda".

There is in preparation of difficult events. We had it for the first time when the war against Yugoslavia started, when they attacked President Milosevic in a very personal way and when they attacked the Serbs. And we had the same situation before entering the war against Iraq, when they addressed Saddam Hussein in this way. And, therefore, people think that we are now entering a similar situation. But for the first time people here in my country, they don't trust the mainstream media any longer. You can read it in the articles they write to these newspapers, there you find the real attitude of the German people, and it is completely different.

If we can go back in history for a minute. I know it is a sensitive topic for the German people. Do you see that media manipulation equivalent to what happened before Hitler came to full power?

I addressed this issue on Russia Today. I have a special understanding of this issue. And this is not only a question for the German population; it is a question for the German Government.

We had some years ago a Government in Austria where right-wing people entered the government and the first reaction of the European Union was to have the Austrians being banned from the developments in the European Union. At that time, they took it very serious.

And the question for me and for the others is why they are accepting the right-wing people in the Ukrainian Government, or right-wing forces on the streets, also right-wing forces who have been involved in the killings of hundred or more people on the Maidan Square. And this we can't understand. And the question is: Why are they so quiet in these days?

We have a right-wing danger. As we saw it in the European elections, we have strange parties in France, we have strange parties in Great Britain. And, therefore, I think it is a question of good common political sense to be against these forces. And the question is: Why are these forces not banned, when it comes to Ukraine?

That is a very good question! I would like to get your opinion but first, I would like to give you my opinion and then see what you think about it: as far as I understand, the CIA and the military industrial complex in the United States have taken control of the Government. They will ally themselves with anyone, as long as it serves their goal of defeating an enemy. This time the target is Russia. There is not anyone else who is going to fight Russia or that they can use against Russia. And that is why I think they are supporting these Nazis. Do you agree with that?

Yes! There is a good understanding here that forces in the United States or in other countries, they act together with those who are willing to act against the common enemy. And there are strange words in Germany about such an attitude. And, therefore, it is complicated.

We know for years that the right-wing forces in Germany are financially subsidized out of the US, out of Denmark, out of the Netherlands, out of France and out of Spain. So there is obviously a development on the Western side of our common continent, which is dangerous not only when you look into history.

When we first had the indications about these groups in Kiev, it would have been necessary for the German Government to go public with everything they knew about these forces, to address the Parliament and to address the European Union to act in a common way against these forces.

It is a disaster that with the political support of the European Union and also with the political support of our own Government, they go hand-in-hand with the Government which has ranked and filed these people. And, therefore, it is a tragedy.

What do you think is going to happen in the near future and down the line?

The US had promised President Gorbachev not to expand NATO to the east. And the problem has been that Gorbachev trusted the Americans. In such a way you destroy all kinds of trust.

I was the one in the former German Cabinet who made the proposal to Chancellor Helmut Kohl to stay with Germany after unification with Germany to stay in NATO, but not to have foreign troops on the former East German soil. So, this proposal was accepted by Bush and Gorbachev. And you can read about this proposal in all the agreements concerning the German unification.

We had a unique understanding not to exploit the developments against the former Soviet Union and not to expand NATO.

And we saw in the '90s what really happened and this was not in accordance with our understanding. I remember very well when Kohl in the early 90's returned from visits to the United States, he always addressed the Parliamentary Group of the CDU/CSU and he was always in a strange feeling about his visit to Washington.

He told us: when I visited Washington, people in Congress told me; "We have won the third world war". And Kohl was of the opinion that: "… you can't treat the Russians in this way. These are a great people and they deserve honesty."

And this explains the whole situation which started in the early 90's and it is not ending only with Ukraine.

I participated in a conference in May 2000 in Bratislava organized by the US State Department. There were high-ranking people from Central and Eastern Europe- prime ministers, foreign ministers, defense ministers and so on. And the American State Department's representatives explained to the audience that the idea of the US is to draw a line between the Baltic Sea, between Riga and Odessa in the Black Sea and go from there to Diyarbakır in the eastern part of Turkey.

Everything which is west of this line is under the US control and domination. And everything which is east of this line doesn't matter to the West. This is the kind of thinking which is not acceptable for Western Europeans.

After the WW II many Nazis went to the US, something like 40,000, I believe, they founded a lot of programs in the CIA. Do you see any correlation?

When you look on the today's situation, it is obvious that the forces in the US are eager to get control over the Russian resources of oil and gas, and everything else. And there is an ongoing interest of these US forces to get in control of everything which is on Russian soil. And the former US State Secretary Ms. Albright made it very public that what is on the Russian soil, it can't belong to one country.

There is obviously an understanding which has the historic roots, which go back to the situation after the First World War.

There is a common understanding among historians that you can't explain Adolf Hitler without mentioning Henry Ford. And the most complicated problem in my understanding has been the efforts of Henry Kissinger in the late 90's to destroy the international rule of law, and to replace it by the American-led international law structure.

We saw it at the beginning of the Yugoslav war. It was an effort to destroy the UN Charter, to destroy the Helsinki Charter, to destroy the Vienna Conventions on diplomatic negotiations.

So, this is an ongoing thing and we are not at the end yet.

What do you think is the biggest danger right now facing world stability?

As long as the big shots are not willing to negotiate, and as long as they are creating the president of another country as a hostile individual, the world will continue to be a dangerous place.

I lived in Cold War times and I had been the Minister of Defense for the latest NATO exercise of the Cold War. I know what war means for my country or would mean for my country, and what it would mean for all of Europe. And, therefore, as long as we keep going back to the imperialistic attitude, there can't be a good solution.

As the former Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, what is your opinion on the killing of journalists, on the refugee situation in Ukraine and then the Russian reaction to everything that is going on there?

The killing of journalists is an organized effort to continue with the control of the mainstream media in the West.

For some weeks the only chance to get a fair picture of the situation in Ukraine on TV has been Russia Today, France 24 or Al Jazeera.

When you kill Russian journalists, you see efforts to maintain the dominance in propaganda. It is not a coincidence that journalists are killed. It is a combined effort to do so. And, therefore, it is an attack on democracy, that's for sure.

The refugee crisis in the eastern part of the Ukraine and in the western part of Russia, it is disastrous when you see the State Department officials, how they behave when it comes to the refugee numbers.

Here we know that more than 400,000 had to flee their homes in the eastern part of the Ukraine. This has to be stopped. And the latest negotiations between President Putin, President Poroshenko and Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande, we already can foresee the efforts being undertaken by London and Washington to destroy this productive effort.

With regards to President Putin, it is disastrous and it leads to a conflict, if you blame the president of another country in the way as it had been done here for weeks and months in the past. And we are all familiar with the words of Hillary Clinton and of others against President Putin.

We are now in the 25th year after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and here in Germany nobody has an understanding of blaming President Putin or the Russian people in the way that Hillary Clinton did it.

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6 July, 00:49

Kiev "Declares" War on Russia

John Robles

The dangerous bellicose rhetoric and saber rattling declarations by the Kiev authorities continue to reach newer and higher levels with the new minister of defense wasting no time to issue yet another wild and dangerous statement. During his confirmation hearing to the post of defense minister in front of the Ukrainian post-coup parliament Valeriy Heletey boldly declared that there would be "… a victory parade in Ukraine's Sevastopol." Such a statement, for all intents and purposes, might be seen as being tantamount to a declaration of war against Russia.

Given that Crimea is part of Russia, as is Sevastopol, which has a special federal status, such a statement by the leader of the armed forces of Ukraine can in no way be taken lightly. The implication that somehow the Ukrainian army will in the future be in a position to hold a Victory Day parade on Russian soil, something that could only take place after the military defeat of Russia, is a direct promise of war against Russia.

Reactions

Official Moscow has for the most part ignored the ridiculous delusional statement. However, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin did state on social media that: "In connection with the futile idea of conducting a victory parade in 'Ukraine's' Crimea, Kiev decided to limit the holding of a gay-parade in their capital."

The response from official Sevastopol was a bit harsher. "The intentions of the Ukrainian defense minister do not coincide with the plans of the federal city of Russia for the next one thousand years. We are not planning to hold Ukrainian parades here, only parades of Russian ships and military units and the free Russian citizens of Sevastopol", Itar-Tass quoted Deputy Governor of Sevastopol Yevgeny Dubovnik as saying.

Kiev Continues to Aggressively Provoke Russia

Counting on the full support of their masters in the United States and NATO, Kiev continues to carry out actions that in any other context would bring about an open state of warfare between states.

Since the armed coup in December we have seen Dmitry Yarosh, the leader of the Right Sector, seizing Russian assets and properties in Ukraine, killing and kidnapping Russian journalists and citizens, hundreds of verbal attacks by "officials" on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and top Russian leaders, death threats against officials of all levels, sanctions applied against Russian officials and even journalists by the Kiev, ethnic Russians killed and bombed on a daily basis, attacks on an embassy with the participation of the foreign minister, military incursions into Russian territory, the bombing of Russian border checkpoints, the stealing of Russian resources including 4.5 billion dollars in gas, false flag operations staged to blame Russia, continuous wild claims against Russia by top officials... and the list goes on.

Russia continues to attempt being patient and pursue a path of peace, diplomacy and negotiation, always taking the threat to civilians' lives into account as a matter of the highest import, but there may soon come a time when the delusional Kiev will eventually force Russia to respond with force.

Kiev Channeling Washington

Apparently, having been mentored by their US sponsors, Kiev is using the exact same tactics that have been used by Washington in the invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and the attempt on Syria. The junta does not openly declare war on Russia because they know they would be squashed like ants, yet they attempt to provoke Russia into military action.

From the egregious media manipulation to transferring the blame for their own crimes onto the victims, Ukrainian government has shown that it has almost mastered US tactics used to demonize and dehumanize an "enemy". These tactics are being used while the junta continues to wage a war against Russia that the US is not going to do by itself. Like using Islamic terrorists as proxy armies against its Middle East enemies, their junta in Kiev has become nothing more than another proxy engaged in an operation for Washington.

Something in the Water?

If people were not dying and the country was not being torn apart, one might find the complete absurdity and delusional architecture of the junta a cause for hours of laughs. Just the fact that Kiev, like a mouse rattling a toothpick at an elephant, continues to make bellicose statements. But this is not a theater of the absurd but a real "power" that is engaged in punitive military operations against its own people.

The parallels between the attack on South Ossetia, taking place on the eve of the Olympics and the coup in Kiev are breathtaking. And like the tie eating Saakashvili, the absurdity of Washington's puppets in Kiev is almost the same. Like Saakashvili, who was promised full support by NATO, Kiev believes Washington's promises and behaves with such impunity that one has to believe they have been told they will be protected by NATO, should Russia decide to use force to defend its own security.

The junta should study what happened to Saakashvili and previous US puppets and the real "support" given by Washington to Georgia and Saakashvili who believed he was on a fast track to NATO. Kiev would have been advised to study how the nazis were defeated in WWII as well but in reality it is too late for that.

From Prison to Government Post

Like Yulia Timoshenko and a host of others, the latest additions to Kiev’s "government" seem to have been chosen from the rosters of the previously disgraced and the country's top oligarchs.

Although Valeriy Heletey has no significant military experience to speak of, which makes him eminently incompetent to act as a Defense Minister, this does not bother Poroshenko, who now has the right to make such appointments with a rubber stamp from the Verkhovna Rada. Poroshenko believes it is good not have a military officer in the post as the military is attempting to consolidate too much power.

Lieutenant General Viktor Muzhenko was confirmed as the new head of "the joint chiefs of staff". He was until recently a top "official" overseeing Kiev's "anti-terrorist operation" against those opposed to the junta.

The oligarchs are doing well in Ukraine, Kolomoisky was given a governorship, Poroshenko himself is the president, Timoshenko was released from prison, and now Yuriy Kosyuk will be responsible for defense issues in the presidential administration.

Then there is Alexander Turchinov, who was investigated in February 2006 along with his SBU deputy Andrei Kozhemyakin, regarding destroying FBI files. He was also investigated for destroying documents implicating Yulia Tymoshenko in crimes.

Then there are known traitors to Ukraine like the head of the SBU Valentin Nalyvaichenko, who was recruited by the CIA and even provided the CIA with their own room in the SBU headquarters to browse files.

Among political opportunists who are now in power we have Vitaly Klitschko and Arseny Yatsenyuk, who were revealed to be nothing more than puppets for Victoria Nuland and the West.

After the coup we have a host of junta appointed nazis in power including Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Sych from Svoboda, as well as many other Svoboda members, such as Andrey Parubiy, Andrei Mokhnyk, Igor Shvaika and Oleg Makhnitsky, again all were rewarded with top posts, although none of them were qualified.

Then of course we have the most extreme nazis in power in Ukraine such as the leader of the Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh, who was appointed Deputy Secretary of National Security, and Dmitry Bulatov from the Ukrainian Union of Nationalists (UNA-UNSO) along with his cohort Tatyana Chernovol.

So, Ukraine is now being run by traitors, criminal oligarchs, billionaires and CIA assets and the people, who oppose them, are being eradicated and terrorized into submission. But then who else would sell their own country down the river and kill their own citizens? Who else would sign agreements, giving away the country's resources and industries? Who else would provoke Russia, stealing billions of dollars' worth of Russian gas, destroying entire towns and regions? Who else would agree to place NATO elements on their land and completely give up their sovereignty for a few bucks? Who else would send all of the country’s gold to be kept in the US? Well, the current line-up, of course.

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4 July, 18:32

International Humanitarian Organizations Refuse to Aid Civilians Fleeing Ukrainian Warzone

Oksana Sazonova

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The number of people who have left Ukraine since the western-backed coup is now approaching half a million. These are people who have left their homes and everything they had and everything they owned, to flee the punitive military operations being conducted against them by Kiev. Radio VR interviewed Oksana Sazonova, a humanitarian worker helping refugees in Rostov.

Oksana Szaonova

Hello! This is John Robles, I'm speaking with Oksana Sazonova, she is a coordinator with the volunteer movement Peaceful Skies (http://vk.com/republic_novorossia) and a journalist working with the refugees from the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics.

Robles: Hello Oksana, how are you this morning?

Sazonova:Hi, thank you.

Robles: I'm really interested to hear about the situation with the refugees coming out of Ukraine. And I think it is very important for a Western audience to hear witness reports, like from yourself, as to what is really happening there. Can you give us some of the details about what the situation is like for people right now in Lugansk, in Slavyansk and in Donbas in general?

Sazonova:Yes, now, the situation with the refugees staying here in the Rostov region is rather quiet, because from the border is practically closed and people can’t see even come here if they want, because of the fights near the border, yesterday and this night. But about a week or maybe two or three weeks ago, we were getting about 10,000 or 15,000 people every day, managing.

Most of them are women with babies, with little children, and they just come here in Russia and they have nowhere to go. They just cross the border and they stay in… our tent camps here, and to wait here for our officials to come and to take them somewhere else.

Robles: I see. Now you say the border is now closed. I just want to make this very clear; the border is closed by the Ukrainian side, right?

Sazonova:It depends on the customs. Somewhere by the Ukrainians, somewhere by Russians, because of the fights near the border, but if some people somehow come, because it is very hard to, they can let them go to Russia.

Robles: They can?

Sazonova:Yes, they can, but there are very few people because of these fights.

Robles: I see. There were the reports that we had about 450,000 people, at least, refugees from Ukraine. Can you verify those numbers?

Sazonova:These are the official numbers. I didn’t count people at the customs, but I believe that these are real numbers because we were very busy. And I remember these days, when we had such a stream from Ukraine, I had hundreds of calls every day, they were calling me from the border at any time. And now it is very hard to find accommodation for them here in the Rostov Region. We had hundreds of houses, free flats, which people could give them.

Robles: So, ten to fifteen thousand people a day. For how long did that go on?

Sazonova:For about two or three weeks.

Robles: That’s a lot of people! You’ve mentioned that it is mostly women and children. The junta in Kiev, they are trying to say they are fighting an anti-terrorist operation. Just the fact that women and children are fleeing in terror for their lives tells me that that is a false claim. Are these people really under threat, these women and children?

Sazonova:I should say that some full families also tried to flee from Ukraine, but the Ukrainian army doesn’t let the men go, because they have the military operation and the men should serve in the army. So, they tried to leave Ukraine. For example, he has several children or his wife is pregnant, how can she go alone?

Robles: The women and children are really in danger for their lives, right?

Sazonova:Of course! And there can be shooting and even bombing even at the customs and even on the Russian territory. As you know, there were some bombs falling even here in Russia.

Robles: Our western listeners, they are trapped in the western media bubble. They don’t hear any of this. Can you tell us about the attacks on the border points? And your idea why doesn’t the Ukraine junta want these people to leave the country?

Sazonova:There were several attempts of bombing here, at the customs here in the Rostov Region. I personally know a young woman who has three children and she tried to flee to Rostov and she under shooting in Ukraine, in her native city and after that even at the customs.

After that the director of a camp at the border came to take his family in Rostov, and he took her also, because there was shooting even in the Russian territory. I personally saw the customs which were bombed, at the Russian side. There are two of them, in Gukovo town and in Novoshakhtinsk.

Robles: There was no reason for the Ukrainian military to bomb the customs checkpoints, was there?

Sazonova:Of course! Maybe they want these customs points to be closed, maybe they want people to be scared and not to flee to Russia. From what people say, the Ukrainian army just tries to make people panic.

Even when they are shooting in the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics it is just for panic. There are not too much victims, it is not really for killing people. They just shoot at everything, just for people to hear the shooting, to hear these bombings, to be scared and not to flee to Russia…

Robles: So that they agree to live under the Bandera Junta. Because these people don’t want to live under a fascist illegal government, right?

Robles: Because these people don’t want to live under a fascist illegal government, right?

Sazonova:Yes.

Robles: So, they are going to terrorize the people so they are quiet. It is horrible, I think. Now, there is a state of emergency yesterday that was declared in the Volgograd region. In Rostov, is there a state of emergency there? What is the situation like?

Sazonova:We are trying to get our refugees from the Rostov Region to other regions. There are too much of them and the Rostov Region is not so big. But most of people don’t want to leave our region, because it is close to the border, it is close to Ukraine where they have left their relatives.

There are really some cases when, we tent camps near the border and they live only there, they don’t go to Rostov or to other cities, and when there is no fighting, no bombing, they just go on foot to their hometown in Ukraine, do something there and come back to Russia.

Robles: To be clear, we are talking about Rostov-on-Don or we are talking about Rostov?

Sazonova:Rostov-on-Don.

Robles: Just for our listeners in case they look at the map. I’d like to get you opinion on the so-called “international humanitarian organizations” who keep denying the fact that there is a humanitarian catastrophe going on right there. You are working with these people, you see it, you’ve seen what was happening, what is your reaction and what would you say to those Western organizations that claim to be humanitarian?

Sazonova:I really think that now we: young people from Russia, volunteers, do the job of these international organizations. We do everything for these people. We give them accommodation, we give them food and everything they need. And when these people come and what they say about what is happening in their native cities…I used to live in the Ukraine, I know these cities and I just can’t believe that such things can happen there. It is like the Middle East or something like that. And people come, for example a family with children and see a bus that was bombed and bloodied, or maybe they see people with guns on the street or for example, my granny works at a lyceum…

Robles: I’m sorry she worked where?

Sazonova: Like a University and several times these people with Kalashnikovs came to her.

My granny personally saw the bombing of the administration building in Lugansk. She personally saw these airplanes, these bombs and now a forest near our house, where I used to live, is on fire.

Robles: I’d like to get into a very serious topic. I think even some Russians don’t really believe how bad it is in Lugansk and in Donetsk, and in Odessa etc, because I’ve had many people who have come from there and we are seeing journalists killed. People that are actually there have told me, and what you are telling me also verifies it, that it is even much worse than what the Russian media is giving us. So, can you tell us more specifics about how bad it really is down there?

Sazonova:You know, there are Russians who say that the Russian media wants to dramatize the situation. But what people say, it is even worse. For example…

Robles: I'm sorry, that’s exactly what I was talking about, because there are accusations that we are seeing… all this horrible stuff, but what I'm hearing is even worse than what we are seeing.

Sazonova:Yes. Just now I got a message from a family from Kramatorsk. They have a little child. And just before I got this message. They had bombing and it was at night but it was like day with fires and everything. I also have already told about a woman with three children who tried to flee and were under shooting (fire). With three little children without a man.

Robles: They were shot at?

Sazonova:She is alive, she was saved. And people who come, they say that they don’t know where they will have bombing next time or shooting. They hear it everywhere, they hear it in empty buildings, in empty regions of the cities. They can’t let their children walk alone, they don’t let children go to kindergartens because there can be some terrorist event.

Robles: Who are the terrorists in Ukraine? Is it the Right Sector and the Kolomoisky militias, and the Ukrainian so-called National Guard or is it the people in Donbas who are trying to defend their families and their homes and their land?

Sazonova:You can come to Rostov region and see these terrorists – mothers, children “separatists”.

About the real terrorists, I think that the biggest terrorist and separatist, especially separatist, is Kiev.

People who come here say: we didn’t want real independence before, we wanted to have an autonomic republic, like Crimean has before. But after they started this war against the people, they say: we don’t want to be in a country that wages war against us now.

Robles: At the beginning all they wanted was federalization and to recognize that: “Okay, you can speak Russian”, right? And the lunatic Nazis in Kiev said: “Okay, we are going to kill you.

Sazonova:Yes, it is something like that. And really, people in Donbas, before this war, before Maidan, before everything, they could speak Ukrainian.

Okay! They speak Russian! But they could speak Ukrainian, they could watch television in the Ukrainian language. I also understand Ukrainian very well, but I speak Russian. Now they really hate the Ukrainian language and everything connected with Ukraine, but it is only after the war was started.

Robles: Isn’t that understandable? I mean, I myself never really had any bad feelings towards Ukrainians. I did have some bad racist meetings with some Ukrainians back in the 90s, but I wouldn’t say that is the whole nation. But now, I feel kind of trepidation when I hear the word ‘Ukrainian’.

Sazonova:Yes. They didn’t like the western Ukrainian even before. I'm a Russian. If I come there with the Russian passport, it could have been dangerous for me even before this whole thing. I'm not saying that they will surely kill me, but, for example, they could refuse to serve me in a café or in a shop. Such things happened even before, and we didn’t like them, they didn’t like us.

Robles: Yes, I know exactly what you are talking about, because I'm a little dark-skinned, I was refused service in a hotel in Poland, near the Ukrainian border once, but anyway. You’ve got the same racist people there. What would you say to the Americans who say the Right Sector, Kolomoisky, the Union of Ukrainian Nationalists and Svoboda and all these Nazi animals that are in power. What would you say to the Americans who say they are the defenders of democracy trying to free Ukraine?

Sazonova:To the Nazis I can only say one thing: they should remember how the Nazis finished in 1945.

And to the Americans and maybe some Europeans I want to say that if they can’t even find Ukraine on the map, I'm not sure that they really understand what Ukraine is.

Can they find Donetsk or Lugansk on the map? Can they find even Kiev on the map or Lvov? And can they understand what the term ‘the Ukrainian Russian’ means? This si the terms Ukrainians in Donbass used many many years ago.

If they really support democracy, they should understand both sides of the conflict. They should use maybe several resources of information, if they really support democracy. I can’t say what democratic actions of Kiev they can name.

Really, there is no humanitarian corridor, there is not support to the refugees from Donbas. And even if they flee to Ukraine, they have not support there.

And just one question that we volunteers ask: if Russia is the aggressor in the eastern Ukraine, why do they flee to Russia and not to Ukraine?

Robles: Great question! The Psaki woman, the spokesperson for the State Department, she was told about the refugees. She says: “The refugees running from Russia?” What would you say about that?! They are trying to say there are refugees running from Russia into Ukraine.

Sazonova: And we also really laughed at her (supposed) comment about Rostov Mountain. Really, it was great! Now we want to call our organization “Rostov Mountain”.

Robles: Rostov mountain? Okay. Keep up the good work!

Sazonova: Thank you very much.

This is John Robles, you were listening to an interview with Oksana Sazonova. She is a coordinator with the volunteer movement Peaceful Skies, a journalist and a humanitarian worker in Russia. She is assisting the refugees coming out of Ukraine.

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If you are interested in helping the refugees from Ukraine you can contact Oksana personally at (+7) or (8) 909-439-5988. You can also contact Oksana and learn more about the refugee crisis on V-Kontakte (http://vk.com/oksannka) and Facebook or on the official page of the organization Peaceful Skies on vk.com. There is also information about the crisis available on the official site of the Russian Federal Migration Service.

Disclaimer: In publishing the above information the Voice of Russia does not officially endorse nor is it associated with Oksana Sazonova nor the organization Peaceful Skies and is therefore not responsible for any of their activities.

 

 

 

 

 

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25 June, 21:06

US to Distance Itself from Kiev as Civilian Body Count Rises

Charles Shoebridge

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The continuing punitive military operations in Ukraine bring into question how far a Government can go to crush dissent. The Western-backed government, in the eyes of many, is guilty of horrible crimes from Mariupol to Odessa. And there have been accusations of war crimes, as heavy artillery, white phosphorus and cluster bombs are being used in Slavyansk, Lugansk and other areas. Charles Shoebridge, a former military intelligence counterterrorism officer, believes that Ukraine is waging a punitive operation against its own people.

This is John Robles, I'm speaking with Mr. Charles Shoebridge. He is a former British army officer and counterterrorism intelligence officer. He is also a security analyst and specialist.

Greeting between Robles and Shoebridge

Robles: Regarding the escalating situation in the southeast of Ukraine, the latest developments; we have incursions into the Russian territory, we have what’s probably the use of white phosphorus, we have cluster bombs being used. Can you comment on the military aspect of the operation there against the opposition?

Shoebridge: What the Ukrainian Government appears to be doing is employing tactics that are traditionally used by armies throughout the world, that don’t really have a coherent counter-insurgency strategy.

I mean, they are calling this a counterterrorism operation, but, in fact it is increasingly looking like from the side of the Ukrainian military’s perspective, a conventional assault on towns using heavy weapons and the array of weaponry, or shall we say, at least the means being used in terms of, for example, the alleged and the suspected use of white phosphorous recently, is an example of where the array of weaponry and means is being expanded, because, of course, the counterinsurgency operation that they are employing at the current time isn’t working or perhaps isn’t working fast enough for the authorities in Kiev.

If you remember that Poroshenko, really within hours of being elected pretty much said that the “antiterrorist operation”, as he called it, in the east would continue, but it would be over within hours. And of course, those hours have now become very extended and so, therefore, there is probably some considerable political pressure on the military to achieve whatever objectives have been set for it, even if those are going to end up to be very limited objectives in a fairly short space of time, and the way that the military would traditionally response to such pressure is of course to ramp up the amount of firepower they are using.

They are using these standard conventional tactics, to a large degree, because it saves their manpower. In terms of being able to use heavy weapons, such as strike aircraft, helicopters, artillery motors and so on of course, all of these are weapons that can be deployed against the activist or against the rebel forces with minimal risk to the actual Ukraine forces. And so, you can see that, on the one hand, they want to avoid their own casualties, which of course is understandable.

Secondly though, there may be questions from the first stages of this “counterterrorism operation”, as it’s called up to weeks or even months ago now, where the reliability of the troops being used, the police being used in that operation was called into question. Some of those troops and the police even defected to the rebels’ side. And so, again, it avoids issues like this, it avoids close combat, if the Ukrainian military are using these heavy weapons.

Of course, it is fairly obvious that the majority of casualties are likely to be civilians. And then, crucially, this has a very counterproductive effect, because, going back to what Poroshenko said in really the early hours of him being President-elect, following the elections, he in many ways put out an olive branch to not the fighters but the people – as he called it – the ordinary peaceful people of the eastern provinces, that they should be part of Ukraine, they have nothing to fear. But, of course, it is those very people that are now suffering most from this strategy of these tactics of using heavy weaponry as a means of – if you like – trying to strike at the fighters, but without closing with them.

The effect on the civilian population of being placed under bombardment by heavy weapons, will be to turn that population against that government, irrespective of what nature that government is.

Robles: Let’s take it a little bit into the UK. Say, Scotland had a referendum, they wanted to separate, right? And what if the UK Government started bombing Scotland into oblivion?

Shoebridge: For example, when the Crimean plebiscite/referendum was called, the UK was in the forefront of condemning this referendum as; what it called, illegal. And it supported the Ukrainian Government in its definition of that referendum as illegal.

Notwithstanding in September we will be having a very similar referendum in Scotland to decide whether Scotland should become completely independent from the rest of the UK. And of course, what makes that legal is of course that the UK Government has agreed to that. And so on the other hand, we’ve got the same Government supporting a Ukraine Government which doesn’t allow such self-determination in the Crimea.

So, right from the very start the position of the UK and, indeed, other countries that would have supported referendums, for example, in Kosovo notably, these countries of course were put from the very outset, in a logically inconsistent and really unsustainable position, when it came to condemning, particularly the Crimea referendum.

Let’s say for example, the Crimean Government as it was, invited in, for example, the OSCE to send monitors in to observe that. So, then, when the Western media criticizes the outcome of the Crimean Referendum and points out that there were no foreign observers, at least from the West, of course, it was the West’s choice not to send observers there but they were invited.

The parallel with Scotland in the UK is clear even if it is an inverse relationship. You’ve got the UK Government and its allies absolutely supporting within the UK the rights of part of the UK, if it should chose to do so in September, to become independent and yet of course denying that in Ukraine.

Reminder

Observers are deployed throughout Ukraine, particularly in the eastern points to observe what is happening in a military perspective, in this “context” if you like, the allegations of bombardments, including for example, with white phosphorus, of civilian areas is a subject that ought to be the subject of some form of investigation. And the OSCE can step into this role in order to at least establish the facts of what happened.

So, when we go back to the situation of white phosphorus being suspected of being used next to Slavyansk in the last couple of days, I myself have seen video which purports to be and as far as we know “is”, a video of the target area in daylight showing what appears to be white phosphorus still in fact burning.

Now, the easy part of that investigation would be to establish that white phosphorus or something similar was used.

The difficult part of course would be, and again probably the OSCE and other organizations perhaps would want to take a backward step at this point; the point is then establishing what the purpose of using those munitions was, and that would then determine whether the use was illegal under the laws of war or not.

Robles: Can you give us an example of when they would be legal?

Shoebridge: Yes, for example the uses of white phosphorus are basically three-fold: white phosphorus can be used mainly for producing smoke to cover the movement of troops, for example, but remember that this was a night-time incident, which makes it unlikely that smoke was the reason.

Another reason that white phosphorus can be used is as a battlefield illumination device. And again, it may be that in circumstances of its alleged use a couple of days ago that that was the case. However, there are much better ways of illuminating the battlefield, for example by using a technology (image intensification for example) or if you are going to use flares, there are better ones available that come down for example on slow parachutes, which means that the area is illuminated for much longer.

So generally speaking, looking at the video from the other day, if indeed that is genuine video and there is nothing as far as I'm aware to suggest that it isn’t so far, that it seems unlikely phosphorus was used for smoke and secondly its use as an illuminant is dubious, because there are much better ways of doing so.

It cannot be used lawfully under a number of conventions and laws in a way that is so reckless that it is going to cause obvious danger and even less, of course, deliberately targeting the civilian areas. And if indeed that was the case the other day, then it would appear there is at least a case to be made that an illegal act occurred. But again, this would require more investigation, and this is one of the areas where the OSCE, in at least establishing the facts on the ground, could be called upon to step in.

Robles: Is it legal… these fragmentation-type bombs? Because I had a source come from Slavyansk yesterday and he brought some pieces of a bomb that was about 2 cm thick steel. Are those legal?

Shoebridge: Yes. I mean many weapons are, especially anti-personnel weapons, are a fragmentation device. And even a hand grenade, for example, is a fragmentation weapon. And then, of course, that can go to actual artillery and to bombs shot from aircraft which of course will use shrapnel to kill people.

So, these weapons themselves are not in themselves illegal. If cluster munitions are being used, which is a different thing, where they are using a bomb which will fragment into a lot of different separate bomblets which can explode at different times, that would raise issues of legality. But I don’t think that is what is being discussed here at this time.

However, what is important is in a way the type of weapon, generally speaking, what is important is how they are used. So, no matter what the weapon, if it is being used indiscriminately against primarily civilian areas, and even more so, if it is being used of course deliberately in a way that is targeting the civilian areas, not withstanding that there may be one or two fighters somewhere in that area, this could well be illegal under the Rules of War, it could be said to constitute war crimes. And of course, people can be held responsible for that at a later stage.

Robles: Is there supposed to be some level of threat that justifies a level of force? I don’t see a justifiable, legitimate reason to use fighter aircraft against opposition demonstrators who are defending their own areas?

Shoebridge: It is an interesting question, not least because of this reason: that when you have a conflict between states, of course, international laws of war will apply. Here we’ve got a domestic national dispute. So it raises questions: Is this a war? Is this a police operation? Is this a counterinsurgency operation? Is it (as it is being described) an antiterrorist operation?

If it is an antiterrorist operation then… (I know really very little about the domestic laws of Ukraine in connection with the use of force by police) but, for example, most countries will have laws that apply to the application of force by the state within the state’s boundaries.

So if this is a policing action, then generally speaking certainly in much of the Western world (and let’s not forget, it is the Western world which is largely backing this operation by the Ukraine Government), then by their own standards the deployment of force must be reasonable and it must be proportionate to the threat faced and to what objective is actually to be achieved.

But, perhaps, on a more important level, shall we say, from the perspective of the Ukraine Government, one has to ask what the objectives actually are in this case, because if the objectives are to crush the rebellion win back the support or at least the acceptance of the people in these areas (as Poroshenko, at least on the surface, claimed to be the aim that he has in mind) these methods of using heavy weapons in this way, which by their very nature tend to be poorly targeted indiscriminately, will be counterproductive.

It is absolutely clear that if a government uses these kinds of methods of bombardment, of air attacks, of shall we say, blockade and even by its speech alienating large numbers of its people (for example straight after Yanukovych was overthrown of course, there was a lot of draft legislation that really quite clearly was targeting the Russian-speaking population), if all of that happens, of course, that is going to change the dynamic, change the mindset of people in those areas, so that actually people who until relatively recently wanted themselves to be regarded as Russian-speaking and wanted their culture, language and church respected, actually in many cases (now I'm sure because it would happen anywhere in the world where this is happening) will actually begin to think of themselves as not being a part and not in the future part of the state called Ukraine, which has in their mind, in many cases targeted them.

There needs to be peace and stability. And until there is some negotiated agreement between those in power in the eastern provinces, I'm talking about de facto power and the Government in Kiev, until some sort of peace and stability can result, the military campaign that the Ukrainian Government is currently waging in these provinces is almost certain to be counterproductive and will not produce an atmosphere that is conducive to a fair and free election. And it may be that even in parliamentary elections, that they can’t be held in these restive provinces. But at the moment the tactics being used by the Ukraine authorities, would not be considered by most people to be good progressive counterinsurgency tactics that are likely to produce the result that Poroshenko himself in his election day address said was his aim.

Robles: The last point, would you characterize those operations there as genocide?

Shoebridge: I think what’s happened is that you’ve got a situation where the Ukraine Government is struggling militarily, where you’ve got people who quite clearly enjoy a considerable amount of local popular support. We are talking about the rebels that here in the western media we call separatists, but who, to a large extent, are just people who want to protect their rights from what they see as an alien government and unelected government.

But the Ukraine Government is finding it difficult militarily to dislodge those people. And so therefore it is resorting to these heavy weapons which are going to kill and injure very large numbers of civilians as well. And of course that will just actually lead people into a feeling that A) they are not part of this Ukraine Government or part of the Ukraine nation and secondly that they will actually in many cases sign up to defend militarily their areas from the people who are causing these deaths and this devastation.

And also, of course increasingly it is possible now to see what the BBC and the Times and the CNN are not showing, which of course is that there is going to be some considerable embarrassment, I think that is growing for the Kiev Government but more importantly perhaps, in the long run, for its EU and US backers.

These US and EU backers the government and the media here will increasingly want to distance themselves from the Kiev Government, at least publically, the more civilian casualties are unavoidably seen.

In the old days, before the Internet, it would have been possible to have hidden what is going on in these eastern provinces. But now, because of these alternative media sources available, Twitter and so on…for example, when Mariupol happened or when Odessa happened, no matter what slant the Western media puts on those events it couldn’t really hide the truth behind what actually happened.

Robles: Thank you very much!

You were listening to an interview with Charles Shoebridge – a security analyst and a former UK army and counterterrorism intelligence officer.

Jar2

24 June, 21:50

President Putin Promoting Peace in Ukraine, Diplomacy in Austria

John Robles

On the heels of submitting an official request to the Federation Council to repeal the authorization for the use of force in Ukraine, which was never used but was granted as a means to protect civilian and Russian lives, President Vladimir Putin headed to Austria on an official visit with President of the Republic of Austria Heinz Fischer and expanded talks with high officials. President Putin stated that he was asking for the repeal to attempt to deescalate the situation and as the head of state to promote peace.

After the official greeting ceremony and conversation with Austrian President Fischer the Presidents gave a press conference where President Putin was asked about Austrian-Russian relations, cooperation in the energy sphere and the situation in Ukraine.

According to the Kremlin website after the welcome ceremony: “The Presidents of the two countries attended the signing of an Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Austria on mutual assistance following natural or industrial disasters and cooperation in preventing them.”

We are doing business that is natural

In what may be a surprise to some in the West President Putin revealed that Russia is doing business and nothing but business and that Russia seeks a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine.

Being the quintessential statesman and diplomat that the Russian leader is, President Putin made generous statements regarding the US and the West whom he called partners and friends.

Responding to questions from reporters, President Putin underlined that the North Stream, South Stream and Blue Stream (to Turkey) have existed for a long time and that it is a mistake to say that Russian is always doing something against someone. President Fischer agreed that the South Stream was expedient and necessary.

As for the US’ attempts to aggressively dictate energy policy in Europe President Putin said this was natural given that they are a competitor, but their product will cost much more than Russian pipeline gas ever will. The President underlined the fact that in business competition in healthy but that the United States attempts to use politics to influence business, something Russia does not do. The US wants to deliver gas to Europe and that is normal said President Putin, also stating that all of the Russian projects are between contractual partners who Russia does not attempt to restrict or dictate to and in fact encourages to have diversified partnerships, as Russia does with China.

In the period before the visit many Austrian business leaders also spoke out on Russian television against tying business to politics and some attacked US Sanctions as counterproductive.

Ukraine

The big question apparently on everyone’s mind was the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine, with one reporter asking a provocative question as to whether Russia had set conditions on the ceasefire. President Putin responded by repeating that since Russia is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine, Russia has not set any conditions.

President Putin said the ceasefire needs to include concrete steps to end hostilities and must lead to dialogue. He underlined his support for the plan and for Kiev and President Poroshenko but said that it would be meaningless if there are no efforts for talks.

President Putin underlined the Russian position that the people in the south east of Ukraine must feel that their voices and their interests matter and that they are being listened to by Kiev and that their rights are being protected.

Always the realist President Putin pointed out that the Right Sector and the illegal far right military formations have not disarmed which after the events in Odessa, which the President said must be investigated, the people in the south east have every right to say: “Sure, we lay down our arms, and tomorrow they come and burn us alive!”

He also brought up several issues which show some of the hypocrisy evident in the Ukrainian conflict by mentioning that the Right Sector and fascist groups in the West took up arms and staged an armed coup and but then they people in the east did the same thing to protect their interests and their lives they were labelled separatists.

President Putin also said that Russia cannot ignore what is happening in Ukraine and made it clear that Russia would do everything it can to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine and added that Russia would also protect those who see themselves as part of the broader Russian world. Although he said he hoped that it would not take the army to do that.

UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin

At the United Nations Vitaly Churkin also commented on the Ukrainian ceasefire which he called a “fragile” beginning. The Diplomat stated that although the Poroshenko plan had no clause calling for dialogue one had been started anyway and that the Ukrainian people had a real reason to be suspicious of Kiev.

Ambassador Churkin reiterated that Russia has always pushed for a diplomatic solution in Ukraine and commented on US obstructionism in the United Nations and the hypocrisy of UN observers who said they had no access to Crimea to see the referendum (they refused to go) but then were able to somehow testify that the lives of civilians had grown worse.

Mr. Churkin also stated that the West plays the humanitarian card whenever it is politically expedient but for some reason is ignoring the humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine. He put the figure on Ukrainians who had fled to Russia at almost half a million stating that 450,000 people had sought refuge in Russia since the February coup.

Fighting Continues

As reports continue to come in about sporadic fighting the Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh appeared on Russian television, speaking Russian, and said there should be no ceasefire and that this was a good time to move in and finish off what he called the “separatists”.

Will the fragile peace hold? President Putin is doing everything he can to make sure it does.

The views and opinions expressed here belong to me, John Robles, I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

24 June, 10:49

Iraq, Ukraine and the Big Lie of American Democratization

John Robles

As huge swatches of Iraq and the Middle East begin to fall to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaeda terrorist groups, determined to create their own caliphate in the region, the similarities to their rise to power and other marginal violent groups with the support of the US/NATO/CIA, is something that peace loving citizens of the world should take heed of and be alarmed about.

What started as an "anti-regime" formation in Libya, Syria and the Middle East, is now on the verge to founding its own state. The parallels to their rise and the rise of fascist groups in Ukraine should not be ignored.

The conflict in Ukraine is the latest disaster in American meddling and geopolitical chess. And again millions of people have died, lost loved ones or had their lives destroyed or thrown into upheaval. And yet another country is facing complete economic collapse and in fact the end of its existence as a sovereign territorial entity.

The destruction of Ukraine, however, is now being overshadowed by the continuing destruction of Iraq which should have seen the end of US meddling or, at least, have been a warning to any state, who the US was interested in, spreading the "democracy" in.

The ISIL: The Rise of the US' Islamic Terrorists

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), an al-Qaeda associated extremist Sunni terrorist army, has now taken over huge swatches of oil rich Iraq and parts of Syria as it attempts to create its own caliphate in the Middle East, one which will span the territories of multiple countries. Its territorial gains in the past weeks alone have included Mosul and huge sections of northern Iraq, as it continues to bear down on its goal of taking Baghdad.

The current rise of the ISIL is a direct result of US meddling in the Middle East, and has its roots in the US/CIA orchestrated war in Syria and the long history of US/CIA involvement in the creating and funding of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to fight the USSR and other terrorist formations throughout the Middle East and in particular in Syria, where the ISIL received huge amounts of US/UK/CIA funding and military support in the US’ failing attempt to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian Government.

ISIL/US/CIA involvement was also instrumental in overthrowing the government in Libya and the murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi. The ISIL has grown more and more powerful across the Middle East through US/CIA/UK funding from powerful Sunni interests, secular Sunni factions in Iraq and the Middle East, anti-Shia forces across the region, by black market trade in Libyan oil, trade in narcotics and weapons and outright theft and murder.

The ISIL have been described as worse than wild animals and murderous lunatics, who justify their brutality by hiding behind perverted and mutated interpretations of Islam. Intelligence reports and testimony, related to the recent slaughter of 426 children, which the US tried to blame on the Government of Bashar al-Assad as a pretext to an invasion of Syria has been largely attributed to the ISIL and the brutal Islamist terrorist organizations and groups which it is allied to and serves as an umbrella for.

The rise of the ISIL into what is approaching to be the size of a state actor again is the result of decades of covert CIA/US collusion with Islamic terrorists groups, who the US/CIA ally with, in order to meet their geopolitical and other objectives in the region and in many cases worldwide, including on and after 9-11-2001.

The CIA may have begun by thinking they controlled their secret Islamist armies, but the ISIL and other al-Qaeda groups decided that they deserve their own state and territory, and have become a force unto themselves, underlining the core failure and complete myopic vision of US foreign policy, which allies with, supports, funds, arms and trains any violent group regardless of ideology if it can help achieve geopolitical and military objectives.

In Libya US/NATO, in effect provided air-support for its secret Islamic armies on the ground and attempted to do the same in Syria.

ISIL and OUN/Svoboda: The Shared Roots of Murderous Hate

The scenario in Ukraine is the same as the one the US has used in South and Central America, in certain Asian countries and in the Middle East. There is no difference, except for the names and the particular groups. The result will also be the same if there is not a concerted effort by the international community to bring the nazi junta to justice in Ukraine and end their rise to power before they spread across Europe and destabilizes the entire continent.

As I have repeatedly said in the past, it has been long overdue for the real international community to put an end to US meddling worldwide and stop the imperial hegemony from destroying countries at will, and removing governments and leaders under the false and overused pretext of spreading "democracy", which is simply a code-word meaning "subservient to the US".

It is almost beyond belief that in 2014 the US/CIA/NATO/EU have enabled and unleashed nazis in Europe, who are today engaged in a war against their own people, but that is the reality, and the formula is the same as in Iraq and the Middle East, even down to who is profiting. From Greystone/Blackwater to Chevron/Exxon, from the neoconservative geopolitical architects behind the scenes to the Soros/USAID societal manipulators and, finally, to the war profiteers and the Pentagon/NATO dinosaurs. All of the players are the same as are their charges.

With the fall of Mosul to Islamic terrorists Europe and the world should now be raising the alarm at the fall of Kiev to nazi terrorists. Instead the pliable consumers of western media propaganda and lies, "zombified" and brain-washed into believing in their own exceptionalism and the “nobility” of their leaders, have been falsely led like a pack of sheep to slaughter into believing that somehow Russia is to blame, and its President Vladimir Putin (one of the few world leaders who dares to follow and independent foreign policy) is somehow guilty of aggression, even as Russians are being killed by the "nazi" junta and its forces in Ukraine.

No More US Credibility: Iranian/US Union?

The real possibility of military or other cooperation between Iran and the US, which has appeared recently, should be causing alarm bells to go off across the entire spectrum not least of all in Iran itself. From US soldiers, who are to make the ultimate sacrifice when they are called to, to politicians of every shade, to the US taxpayer who in the end has to pay for every adventure the US embarks on, screams should be heard after decades of propaganda, how the Islamic Republic of Iran must sanctioned, controlled and destroyed.

The fall of Mosul should have put the final nail into the coffin of US credibility and should have caused outrage among even the staunchest US allies, US veterans and the loved ones of soldiers, who honorably gave their lives in the heavy fighting in Mosul during the last US/Iraq war.

There is one loud voice who has spoken out, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the United States on Sunday of trying to retake control of Iraq, by exploiting sectarian rivalries reports Reuters.

The Same Geopolitical Architects

The US installed "leader" (holding the favored by the US rank of Prime Minister) in Iraq, al-Maliki, was basically told by US Secretary of State John "we know" Kerry on Monday to change the government to one more pliable, underlining the role the US has abrogated to itself of interfering everywhere and anywhere it pleases.

Another ridiculous exhibition of mindless hypocrisy that much of the western media has carried out without so much as blinking an eye has been the stream of discredited Neocons responsible for the historic disaster and illegal invasion of a sovereign country based on lies that have been rolled as at experts and commentators on the current disaster taking place in Iraq.

The likes of Dick "puncture an eye" Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and William Kristol, men, who should have been relegated to comfortable white padded rooms long ago, have all made appearances as of late to comment on the country they destroyed as if they are experts and their opinions matter.

If things continue as they have, and the failed US foreign policy architects seem to perpetually repeat themselves, then in several years we should have huge swatches of Europe being taken over by “nazi” formations and Victoria Nuland be rolled out to ask her opinion as another European capitol falls to nazi terrorists. Is this a future we want? I hope, not.

Other Failed "Democracy" Projects

The following is a list of countries where the US has organized coup d’états, supported revolutions, overthrown governments, invaded, annexed, supported groups or forces, who overthrew or attempted to overthrow governments or outright executed the leaders, all done in the name of democracy and funded by the American taxpayer and illicit funding. In none of these countries did the lives of the citizenry improve after US “intervention”.

Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, USSR, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Zaire (Congo).

What they have done and are doing to Native Americans might also be added to the list as the continuing genocide of the indigenous peoples is the foundation of endemic “American” racism and exceptionalism.

Jar2

21 June, 11:01

Kiev Continues to Guarantee its Own Demise

John Robles

Ukraine continues to aggressively provoke Russia with acts that could be interpreted as being tantamount to declarations of war. The latest aggression by Kiev against Russia is an attack by the Ukrainian army on a customs checkpoint at Novoshakhtinsk, Russia in the southern Rostov region on the Russian-Ukrainian border. The unprovoked shelling by the Ukrainian military has caused the partial destruction of the customs checkpoint and the serious injury of at least one Russian customs officer.

Russian Cool Heads

President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, Federation Chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko and other political and governmental leaders continue to lead to lead Russia’s diplomatic efforts with truly heroic patience and diplomacy as the US continues to use Ukraine in its cowardly proxy war against Russia.

In light of the fact that, as the head of Rossiya Segodnya said not long, Russia is a country that can turn the United States itself into nuclear ash, Russia’s reactions towards Ukraine have been remarkably reserved despite the continued blatant criminal attacks on its territory, the outright murder of its people and the escalating threat to its national security by the weak and schizophrenic nazi junta.

The Russian bear has long come out of hibernation and is ready to strike but why hasn’t it? "Is it weak?" Nuland might ask. "We will get back to you later on that," Psaki might say. Not to give the US and its junta any kind of intelligence which it is certainly lacking in but the answer to that is quite simple.

The Ukrainian Junta and Its Human Shield

Given that the majority of the population in the eastern parts of Ukraine are ethnic Russians or Russian speaking individuals and are clearly pro-Russian, which in case some in the West did not know is not a crime, the junta is attempting to keep the people in the east from fleeing and hence not opening a humanitarian corridor as they are literally engaged in genocide in their operation to clear the region.

Keeping the people there also serves the junta’s "National Guard" by giving them a cowardly tactical advantage, they know Russia will not launch a retaliatory strike if civilians risk being caught in the crossfire. Thus the fascists are using the civilian population as human shields and rather than declaring war and openly challenging Russia, they are fighting a cowards war like the worst form of scum and hiding behind the skirts of women and in the shadows of children.

A Warning to the Junta

The criminal Kolomoisky (who today stated that he will never give up his power and will make sure that all of the "separatists" are liquidated) and the Svoboda, Right Sector and Banderavite sympathizers are running around with murderous glee in their bloodlust and feeling invincible (due to the impunity they feel they have because they are sure their western masters will protect them) but like all madmen who suffer the debilitating disadvantage of being insane do not realize that they have already lost.

So as they continue to clear Donbass by eradicating the population and as the flow of women and children and innocent civilians comes closer to being completed their days are exponentially coming closer to an end.

I might be wrong and I do not want to give away any military advantage, but it seems clear, given the urban nature of the warfare in Ukraine and the ambiguous nature of the "enemy", once Ukraine is cleared of all ethnic Russians, Jews, Roma and other "mud" people, the nazis may claim victory for a brief moment, but once they have neatly and nicely consolidated themselves in a clear goose stepping little group, they will make a very nice little target to simply wipe off the face of the earth forever and be done with. I may be extreme in my postulated "final solution" but that is what they are attempting to do the people in the east and one who lives by the sword will eventually fall on the same sword he has shed innocent blood with, so such an end would be just and deserved.

Kremlin

Given the attack and the continuing punitive operation against the civilians in the east the Kremlin’s statement regarding Poroshenko’s "temporary cessation of hostilities" is as follows: the statement, "…. accidentally or deliberately has been made against the background of shelling Russian territory near the checkpoint "Dolzhansky" that led to the destruction of the building, as well as, most importantly, to the injury of a Russian customs officer."

"In this regard, the Russian side is waiting for an explanation and an apology."

"In this situation, the Russian side should carefully consider the text of the corresponding decision of the President of Ukraine and the procedure for its implementation."

"The primary analysis, unfortunately, shows that this is not an invitation to peace and negotiations, but an ultimatum to militias in the south-east of Ukraine to surrender."

Russian Foreign Ministry

The Russian Foreign ministry stated the following: "The Russian side expresses its strong protest against this aggressive action. Russian is demanding from Kiev and urgent and prompt investigation of all the circumstances of the crime, which violates basic norms and principles of international law."

"It is a direct provocation, which aims to prevent the implementation of the Geneva agreements on a de-escalation of internal Ukrainian conflict."

"How can this be related to today’s announcement by the Kiev authorities to a cessation of hostilities?"

Mini-America

For geopolitical specialists and observers it may seem that Ukraine, after being taken over by a US backed coup, is showing all of the trademark behavior of its US master albeit on an hyper drive scale: a literal war on journalism, criminal impunity in waging war and taking over the government, a complete disregard for the well-being of the people, a government with complete and total power and an irrational over-powering hatred towards Russia, misinformation and complete media control, the imprisonment of the opposition, psychotic transference blaming the victim for its own crimes and the use of illegal murderous force to eliminate enemies which it calls terrorists.

So as the junta in Ukraine continues to increase its acts of aggression against Russia, killing Russian reporters, murdering ethnic Russians, attacking Russian embassies, stealing Russian resources, driving tanks onto Russian territory and now literally attacking Russian territory, there can be no doubt that the so called authorities in Kiev are doing one thing and one thing only: with each horrific act they are pounding one more long inextricable nail into their own coffin. Russia beat the nazis once, Russia will beat them again.

The only advice to Yatsenyuk and Poroshenko (or whatever Nuland calls them): cease and desist while you still have a chance, if of course it is not already too late.

Save the children and the people of Donbass.

Other than where otherwise stated the views and opinions expressed here are those of me, John Robles II. I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

17 June, 22:44

Only Russians Can Save Russians in Ukraine Steven Gajich, Political Analyst

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The conflict in Ukraine started by the illegal junta government and nazi forces which continue to commit horrendous crimes with impunity because they have the full backing of their paymasters across the sea, has destabilized Europe and the world as the US continues to see its hegemony and influence decline. The unilateral and irrational attempt to isolate Russia by the US and prevent Russia from being an influential power is being facilitated by NATO which continues to make demands on its member countries which are damaging to their economies and security.

In reality the South Stream gas pipeline is beneficial to European countries and their economies yet the waning hegemon from across the sea insists on attempting to divide Russia from it natural role in Europe, a continent it is the largest part of. The West is promoting cultural racism in Ukraine and has unleashed nazis in Europe to fulfill its goals. The conflict being forced against Russia may herald in a new world order, one which will see Russia taking its proper role which is exactly what the US wants to prevent.

Stevan Gajić from the Institute for European Studies in Belgrade Serbia commented on these issues and more.

Stevan Gagic

Hello this is John Robles, I’m speaking with Mr. Stevan Gajić. He is with the Institute for European Studies in Belgrade, Serbia.

Robles: Hello, Sir. How are you this evening?

Gajić: Hello, great.

Robles: My first question is regarding US influence in Europe and in Serbia, in particular with relation to the South Stream Gas Pipeline. How likely do you think Europe is going to continue following instructions by the US in energy policy and in other areas?

Gajić: What we have learned after release of WikiLeaks and especially Edward Snowden is that the US has its “agents of influence” all over the world and the job of these people is to follow the interests of the US, whether they work in particular countries for the governments, or for the non-governmental sector. So, the influence of the US on the specific state policies in particular countries is only likely to increase in the future.

Russia and China are currently struggling for the multipolar world. We still live in Pax Americana that is falling apart but after the tectonic changes, especially in the field of economy, after the agreement that was recently signed between Russia and China, I think, the US is likely to be more and more nervous and the policies influencing economies and politics in particular countries and in all of Europe and across the world is only likely to increase.

Robles: It seems like the hegemon is desperate, they are lashing out, they are trying anything, they are doing things that, really, are irresponsible, I think, not to mention illegal, etc.

Gajić: The US have recognized that their power is gradually decreasing, the only logical solution from that point of view is to create chaos in order to buy more time, so that there won’t be other power or the cluster of powers that would fill in, the vacuum of power that is currently appearing.

Recently we have the statement made by Mr. Rasmussen of NATO who said that the Euro-Atlantic commitment is actually more important than economic interests of particular countries and he was pressuring Germany, more than any other country, which is really reluctant to impose serious sanctions on Russia.

Robles: You would agree than NATO is more interested in propagating itself than in the well-being of the citizens of the countries who are unfortunate to be members of it?

Gajić: Absolutely. For the US as the main external creator of the EU, this security umbrella was always much more important and it still is today. So from the logic of NATO this does make sense, because NATO is before anything else, following the interests of the US.

It is absolutely not in Germany’s interests to impose sanctions against Russia, it is not in their economic interests, even more, the civil war that is going on in Ukraine today but there are obligations that they have as members of NATO and we should not disregard the fact that the biggest US military base in Europe is in Germany, which of course certainly influences its internal and foreign policy.

Robles: The European countries and NATO member countries who already gave 8% of their GDPs to NATO, they are now being asked to sacrifice economically, socio-politically and culturally in many different ways just for the benefit of the military machine, which is NATO and that is giving up a large percent of each country’s sovereignty and ignoring the well-being of the citizens of each country.

Gajić: Absolutely. And the US as the only modern sovereign state in the West is providing the security umbrella. So now that the economy is not doing well, the US is asking for EU/NATO members to sacrifice their economies in order to protect the whole umbrella.

So, regarding pipelines it is in Germany’s and in Serbia’s and in Bulgaria’s interests for the South Stream to be built. It completely makes sense when it comes to economy. However, this would almost completely disconnect the Euro-Atlantic connection.

So, the European Union and the countries through which the pipeline runs, will economically be, more and more independent from the US but, which would benefit their economies but it wouldn’t benefit the political architecture of the Euro-Atlantic community.

Robles: You mentioned, a few minutes ago the Pax Americana and you mentioned European countries giving up their sovereignty for peace. Would you agree that, that “peace” is the Pax Americana because NATO is not really creating much peace for the EU with the operations in Afghanistan and… ?

Gajić: Well, the US and NATO were exporting chaos in order to bring peace into their own community. So, this system functioned for a good while but now that other countries showed up, or “reappeared”, as powerful regional and in perspective, global player, the system is not functioning anymore. Can you imagine the world without dollar? And not today but..

Robles: I could and I think it will be a pretty good one after the initial collapse. I’m sorry...

Gajić: Probably, probably but not from everybody’s prospective.

I mean, if the gas pipeline between Russia and China really starts working and if the exchange as they agreed is going to be Russia Rouble and the Chinese Yuan, then the dollar will lose its importance as the world currency. And this means that the standards of the average American will decrease and this automatically means social problems within the US that are already tense.

Robles: I don’t think they can get much worse. People are in really bad situation right now as it is.

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Robles: Also, I’d like you to clarify, or to expand or to give your opinion on: you talked about security for Europe, I have to ask this big question; against whom?

First we had the Boogeyman of Iran, now we have this “evil Russian aggression”, which is… Russia is not aggressing against anyone, it is not expanding, it was trying to do business.

Gajić: Well, from the eyes of the American neo-cons and extreme liberal politicians, Russia was always the Boogeyman, for the very fact it holds most of the world resources, and it was openly said by Madeleine Albright a couple of years ago, it is not just for Russia to have 40% of world resources, things are as simple as that.

Robles: But it is Russia’s land, it is Russian territory!.

Gajić: It is Russian territory but in post-modern globalized world there shouldn’t be any independent countries, there shouldn’t be any sovereign states.

Robles: So if you have $5,000 in your pocket, and I have $2, I should say, “You don’t have the right to have that money. You should give half of it to me.”

Gajić: Well, it is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, I think the pursuit of happiness has become the primary rights in the eyes of some.

I just wanted to say one thing, in 1999 the Potsdam World Order completely collapsed, why is that? The US supported a very small, in global sense, insignificant Albanian separatism within the sovereign country of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

So without the permission of the UN Security Council, Yugoslavia was bombed and subsequently part of its territory was occupied. What this means is that we had a precedent in international law.

After that, Russia recognized two separatist provinces within Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia and the western powers used exactly the same argument that Yugoslavia used, the argument of the international law.

The fact is we don’t have international law.

Robles: Right. I would rephrase that a little bit if I were you, I would say that it was a precedent in “international lawlessness” because everything that happened in Yugoslavia was factually and technically illegal, it was an aggressive invasion, they destroyed a country. But they got away with this.

Gajić: But the thing is that when that was happening we lived in Fukuyama’s “End of History”. We lived in a world that was completely dominated by the US. This thing changed but the law, the legal consequences remained. And that is the big problem.

The problem is that when you look at the history; usually global orders were created after huge conflicts. The Westphalian Peace was created after the biggest religious struggle in Germany, the Versailles order was created after WWI, and the Potsdam order was created after WWII.

So far, history has taught us that the world orders are created after huge conflicts. So, now we are living in the vacuum of the international order and we live in a Hobbesian world where every state or cluster of states is for itself.

So countries behave like, to use this analogy, like pact of animals and there is literally a struggle for resources that is completely blunt and open. Everything is at stake so this is the logic of war.

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Gajić: In the logic of peace, economy is more important. But Rasmussen’s statement counts on the logical of war and it actually makes sense for him and for people sharing his opinion to say so, because if we talk about South Stream, because… the construction of the South Stream relies more on the outcome of the battle of Slavyansk and Mariupol and Damascus, than on the Bulgarian or Serbian politicians’ decisions.

It sounds maybe strange but it is like that. If Russia loses face in Ukraine, I think that Russia’s economic ventures, such as gas pipeline as well as South Stream are under a huge question mark.

Robles: How do you see Ukraine and Syria tied into this, again, if you could explain in more detail?

Gajić: Everything is about credibility of the state.

In 2013 Russia gained a lot of credibility, especially in handling the Syrian crisis. In the beginning of 2014 also seemed very good for Russia, especially after the elegant reuniting with Crimea.

So the stakes for Russia are huge, if it goes into Ukraine which it has already obliged itself to and it has legal permission from the Duma to do so…

Robles: I think maybe it should.

Gajić: I agree with you. I think that the genocide that is going on currently in south east of Ukraine and in other places where the cameras are, in Slavyansk and in Mariupol and Donetsk and Lugansk. What is happening with people who are discontent in Odessa and in Khrakov? We don’t know. We don’t see any of those lately since the beginning of the Ukrainian army operation.

Robles: That is scary because we don’t know what is happening. I believe they have been wiped out.

Gajić: Yes, to rely on the justice of international community and to think that something will change by itself is a lost cause!

So Russia will either step in and protect its population or it will lose face in the international arena which is very bad position to be in, because I think that then, not only its economic contracts are under question but also the situation in the Middle East.

Robles: I see the end game in Ukraine is not going the US’ way. And I don’t want to help them out at all, but they funded fundamental Islamic lunatics and it backfired. Why do they keep doing the same thing again? Now it’s Nazis in Ukraine.

Gajić: This really is a schizophrenic situation because the US is supporting groups like Jabhat al Nusra in Syria and the Army of Levant and this seems that it went out of control.

So, the logic is that any ally is good as long as it is against Russia. We are now not talking about rational politics anymore. We are talking really about irrational moves, which could backfire.

Robles: Since the breakup of the Soviet Union I would say Russia was never an enemy to the US, Russia has always attempted to work diplomatically and above-board with the US but they insist, no matter what, on making Russia the enemy and I believe that this is so that they can expand their military.

Gajić: It is really hard to be the friend of the US because the demands are only increasing.

For instance, Serbia’s EU integration process. As Serbia was delivering more and more demands, which were just increasing and it came to the point of complete absurdity.

The US had a problem of having absolute power and with absolute power came absolute position of dominance. Now when it is losing it, they don’t know how to really handle the situation, so their behavior in the international arena starts seeming quite irrational.

Robles: Okay, Stevan, thank you very much. Anything big, you want to finish up with?

Gajić: I just want to say that only Russians can save Russians in Ukraine, this so-called anti-terrorist operation won’t stop by itself because there are foreign hands that are involved in it, I don’t see that they want anything less than more escalation.

If the conflict ends it will be ended by the intervention of Moscow.

There is also another component, a cultural racism and Orientalism. People who connect themselves with Maidan and values of Maidan, whatever they are, they like to see the south east of Ukraine as backward, as anti-modern and so on and I think that this is a very dangerous field.

You know, this is something that we have seen almost in all conflicts but especially in non-Western hemisphere where certain parts of society wants to put themselves above others by trying to be more “Western” in the cultural sense and by that, you know, this is cultural racism. That is one of the components of the Ukrainian conflict that non-Russian speakers are not aware of.

Robles: Yes, exactly. Thank you. I appreciate it.

Gajić: Thank you, thanks for calling me.

You were listening to an interview with Stevan Gajić. He is with the Institute of the European Studies in Belgrade, Serbia. Thank you very much for listening and as always I wish you the best wherever you may be.

Jar2

16 June, 13:56

Attack on Russian Embassy in Kiev Provocation to War

John Robles

The 1961 Vienna Conventions on Consular Relations which entered into force on April 24 1964 and have hence been supplemented have been the guiding rules. The preeminent document governing the working of diplomatic missions around the world and clearly laying out the framework for international relations since its inception. The Vienna Conventions have proven to be one of the most respected and successful international documents in history respected and followed even during times of war. Therefore the attack on the Russian Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine is a crime of international proportion which must be condemned by the entire international community.

Ukraine has become a rogue nation acting with complete and total impunity since the armed coup in February and the installation by the western backed junta of a government made up of nazi sympathizers pretending to represent the will of the Ukrainian people while using violent brute force to silence and literally eliminate anyone opposed to their reign of terror. The previous statement is sadly not an exaggeration of the facts but an understatement as to the illegality and egregious conduct of the regime.

"Puppet" Poroshenko's Escalation

After the recent presidential election conducted by the junta which saw billionaire oligarch Petr Poroshenko placed in the office of president, it had been hoped that the government would cease its punitive military operations against the civilian population in the east and across Ukraine. However Poroshenko, who Rossiya Segodnya head Dmitry Kiselyov called a "helpless puppet" on his weekly program Vesti, has continued and even escalated the punitive war on civilians. Immediately after his inauguration the Ukrainian forces began employing heavier weapons, illegal munitions and all of the resources at their disposal including fighter aircraft.

Among the banned munitions being employed against civilian targets are cluster bombs and white phosphorous. The military is literally wiping entire villages off the face of the earth and to add to the growing list of war crimes they have refused to allow the innocent civilian population to exit the zone of conflict. With their public statements that they are engaged in a war to "clear the east" there can be absolutely no doubt that the junta is engaged in clear and undeniable genocide against the people of the east and those opposed to their illegal grab on power.

Western Silence, Collusion and War by Proxy

Despite the growing list of war crimes and evidence that the US is directly responsible for bringing nazis to power in Ukraine, the West continues to support the junta. This is understandable as the nazi junta is fighting the war against Russia that the US/NATO cannot carry out on their own. No matter what the junta does, from slaughtering innocent unarmed protestors in Odessa, to bombing hospitals with illegal munitions and now to attacking the untouchable territory of a diplomatic mission, the West continues to support the monsters in Kiev thus facilitating and leading to the junta’s belief in their own impunity.

The West has found like-minded brethren in Ukraine’s nazis, with their global illegality being mirrored in the microcosm that is Ukraine. From muffling the media, to torture, to punitive war, to oligarchs bought and paid for and placed in power, to demonization of Russia, to "regime change" and destabilization, everything that we are seeing in Ukraine has been standard operating procedure for the US around the world.

There has been no outcry, there has been no condemnation, there are no international organizations calling for the sanctity of the lives of the civilians in the east to be respected and the latest attack on the Russian diplomatic mission in Kiev and the lack of response by the West shows not only their silent collusion but their open support for the crimes of the junta.

Also in a stunning public appearance the head of the OSCE Lamberto Zannier met with refugees from Ukraine and began his speech by telling the gathered refuges who has lost everything and been targeted for extermination by the junta and the new president that Ukrainian President Poroshenko wanted to "bring the country into the light" or flourish and prosper. Telling this to people who were targeted in an operation to "clear the east" was unbelievable but the OSCE head did add that those guilty of committing crimes should be punished.

Attack on Embassy

On Saturday the Russian Embassy in Kiev was subject to a violent attack organized by one of the main architects of the Maidan Igor Kolomoisky and members of his Azov Battalion, who the US continues to support.

Initial reports and witness statements testify to the fact that the attack on the Russian Embassy was carefully planned and that the goal of the egregious attack on the diplomatic mission was to seize the building and shed the blood of Russian diplomats. Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov believes the attack was thoroughly planned.

The tactics and the attempted storming of the embassy are the exact tactics that the Right Sector and Kolomoisky’s thugs used to overthrown the legitimate government of Ukraine with one very important exception: an attack on an embassy is an attack on the sovereign territory of the country whose embassy is attacked. The junta in effect attacked the Russian Federation and historically such an attack has the potential for being considered a declaration of war.

The normal minimal reaction by the attacked country to such an outrageous attack is filing an official complaint with the country hosting the embassy (which is obligated by the Vienna Conventions to protect the territory of embassies from attack) and with the United Nations. Russia has for its part filed a draft resolution condemning the attack with the UN Security Council but it was blocked by the US, the UK and France. This unprecedented condoning of an attack on a diplomatic mission is almost unprecedented.

For hours as up to a thousand people (at one point) engaged in overturning cars, smashing out all of the windows in the building and defacing the embassy compound with swastikas, the police who initially formed a cordon around the building but then were instructed to leave and not interfere, did absolutely nothing to stop the attack.

If all that is not bad enough the fact that Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Foreign Minister Andrey Deshchytsia joined the crowd attacking the embassy and with the case of the foreign minister launched into an expletive filled attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation to the cheers of the crowd, shows that the attack on the embassy was given the green light (if not in fact ordered) by the junta and the "government" at the highest level.

It is important to note that the United Kingdom also wanted to storm an embassy not long ago to get its hands on poor Julian Assange who continues to be trapped in London, but the UK was forced to abide by the Vienna Conventions for fear of attacks worldwide on its own missions. The Kiev junta apparently does not care at all about its diplomatic missions around the world, with the same disregard that it approaches all aspects of international law, even rules prohibiting the use of forbidden munitions, and once again has underlined its own illegitimacy.

Provoking War

Since day one the junta has been provoking war with Russia. By demonizing and killing ethnic Russians and Russian speakers, by continuously detaining and possible torturing Russian journalists, by sending tanks into Russian territory, by attacking a Russian Diplomatic Mission and by continuous bellicose rhetoric and undiplomatic conduct, the junta is working overtime to fulfil the will of their western masters.

The US/NATO want a pretext for war and to place their military elements in the country. They also want to exploit Ukraine’s resources and their end goal is isolating Russia and diminishing any influence Russia might have in Europe.

Russia continues to patiently try to deal with the all-out attack by the West through diplomatic and peaceful means but as we have seen with the gas issue, as Gazprom has now finally forced the deadbeat regime to pay in advance for their gas, even though they have a debt of $4,458,000,000.00, which the junta, in my opinion, has no intention of paying.

Russia wants peace but even a peaceful sleeping bear will attack if you provoke it long enough. And that is apparently what the White House officials and CIA/NATO are trying to do as Operation Ukraine continues.

For those who believe in the democracy and freedom rhetoric of the United States Government with regard to Ukraine and the continuing demonization of Russia, what we have seen since 9/11 is a super power run amuck all over the world. I would encourage all of you subjected to the media censorship in the West to seek out the truth about what has occurred in Ukraine. I would encourage you all to protest against those in your government who would fund nazis and look the other way as peaceful civilians are being slaughtered for the crimes of being "pro-Russian" or wanting the right to self-determination or being against the illegal coup government.

The US/NATO war machine depends on your funding and your hard earned taxed income to exist, yet what they are doing in Ukraine and in many other places around the world are crimes against all of humanity. You can stop them if you want.

The United States and NATO are facilitating genocide against Russians in Ukraine and they have unleashed nazis in Europe (things which should have been stopped long ago) and they are continuing to provoke Russia in what may lead to World War III.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

8 June, 23:00

Selling Out Ukraine: Poroshenko Speech; Double Talk, Lies, NATO and the EU

John Robles

US Vice President Joe Biden’s smiling and nodding attendance of the inauguration of Ukrainian President was the final stroke in legitimizing a leader and a government brought about by a US backed and orchestrated coup d’état. Sure Mr. Biden has a lot to smile about: not only has his government successfully destabilized another country for the US corporate military industrial complex but he has secured his youngest son Hunter Biden a million dollar job establishing his family's place in the future of the American elite hierarchal oligarchy. 

To top it all off Biden and his American elitist cronies have more or less successfully managed to demonize Russia for their entire operation.

Western Backers Gloat

Watching a tanned Biden smiling and nodding next to his blonde trophy wife at many of the wrong moments during the inauguration of Washington's latest puppet Petr Poroshenko, it was clear that he was only pretending he understood what he was witnessing. Like gum chewing Obama at Normandy/Mandela, Victoria Nuland posing for photo ops with triumvirate (Yatsenyuk, Tyahnybok and Klitschko) , John Kerry and his Syrian "we knows" and George Bush and his entire two terms, Joe Biden proved to the part of the world that has a real understanding of the events and the history of Ukraine that the Washington political elites are nothing but overpaid empty suits who are completely and totally ignorant of anything and everything beyond their little bubble-like worlds of self-serving lies and manufactured realities.

It would be something to ridicule and laugh about but in their ignorance they are killing millions of people, spreading misery and despair and devastating the planet and destroying the future for all peoples including their own citizens and the scary thing is they do not even understand, let alone care how they are devastating the planet and causing death and misery all over the world.

Poroshenko's Challenges

There is no way that exit poll president Poroshenko will be elected again if the Ukrainian election system returns to something approaching a democratic process therefore he has a very short time to attain his objectives. Number one is ensuring an EU agreement is signed, establishing NATO infrastructure in Ukraine, quelling dissent and attempting to keep eastern regions in Ukraine without federalizing the country (an impossibility), avoiding his own prosecution for war crimes, ensuring the long term survival of the fascists who have attained power and their continued escape from justice and the protection of the oligarchs and their western masters from prosecution and from the people of Ukraine. In short he has to continue to attempt to legitimize the junta and its western masters and keep them from facing justice for crimes ranging from treason to genocide.

Poroshenko’s Inauguration Speech and his Audience: Fascist Nationalists and Western Sponsors

From the outset it is clear that Poroshenko's speech was written not for the Ukrainian people as a whole but for a very narrow audience of foreign sponsors from the US and the EU, for whom he was the most desirable choice (the wise grandfatherly figure) and for all of the national socialist, fascist and nazi forces that allowed his rise to power.

His speech began by quoting Ivan Franko, a famous poet and the co-founder a Ukrainian Radical Party and a nationalist anarchist Mikhail Drahomanov who both played an important role in the development of the Ukrainian ultra-right nationalist movement and who in their day faced persecution for their extremist views.

Denying Ukraine's historic ties to Russia and the history of Kievan Rus Poroshenko stated that: "The return of Ukraine to its natural, European state has been long-awaited by many generations," this is clearly an affront to all Ukrainians who see their historic ties to Russia as being important, but plays to the European aspirations of nationalists, something that has gone hand in hand with Ukrainian nationalism and was most marked with the 1917 revolution and the beginning of the Soviet Union.

Recent History Revised: Legitimizing the Maidan Coup

Poroshenko, in his wording, is attempting to characterize (as has been the narrative but forward by the West)  the western backed coup and the armed neo-nazi nationalist thugs on Maidan who assisted in overthrewing the democratically elected government, as a popular revolt with its cause being the EU agreement. Calling the previous contitutional democratically elected government a "dictatorship" is completey disengenous and in fact and outright lie. While the supposed pretext of the Maidan (manipulated by the West as they unleashed their paid thugs and Right Sector military formations) was the signing of an EU association agreement, any popular discontent that may have existed was due to poor living conditions, unemployment and corruption caused by oligarchs like himself. Saying a the previous government also sought to deprive the Ukrainian people of EU agreement is also not true as President Yanukovich merely said such a move had to be studied further. This theme clearly ignores the wishes of the majority of Ukrainians who wanted to improve relations with Russia and the socio-economic realities on the ground. It also ignores the fact that waht happened on the Maidan was a US organized revolt. Something few in the West watn to address even though the evidence was made clear by the US' own officials.

He calls the disgraceful destruction to property, fires, the killing of police and security forces and the overthrow of a democratically elected president who merely wanted to take a pause to study an EU agreement that was being fast-tracked into law as something dignified.

"Dictatorship that ruled Ukraine in recent years sought to deprive us of this prospect (Europeanization) people rebelled. Victorious Revolution of dignity…."

He further attempted to legitimize Ukraine's nazis by calling them fighters for independence. The enslaving of Ukraine to the EU, NATO, the IMF and the US he apparently equates to "independence." It is quite stunning actually.

"Entire generations of Ukrainian patriots struggled for our independence."

Transferring Blame for Junta’s Punitive War

Apparently Poroshenko is concerned about the fact that he is guilty of war crimes for continuing the junta’s punitive war and collective punishment on the civilians and the people of Donbass. He attempts to portray the war as having originated within Donbass ignoring the reality that it is a punitive operation after the population in the region rose up against the fascist junta and refused to be led by an illegitimate government. That government launched a war on the people while labelling it a terrorist operation. Again he tries to tie it with Europeanization and for some reason believes that he can get away with calling the democratically elected government of Victor Yanukovich “tyranny”. Reality has no meaning for Poroshenko, he can say anything he wants.

"A real war, planned and unleashed in the Ukrainian Donbass, became an obstacle for enormous opportunities that opened for the European modernization of Ukraine after the fall of tyranny."

A Moment of Silence for the Fascists? No Mention of Berkut

If anyone had the illusion that Poroshenko represents all of the Ukrainian people the error of that belief should be clear by his moment of silence for the Right Sector and assorted nationalists who died on the Maidan. He did not mention the brave Berkut officers who were unarmed and beaten to death, he did not mention the possibly over 100 people who were brutally murdered and burned alive in Odessa, he did not mention the victims of pogroms in Mariupol or other locations in Ukraine, nor did he mention those being killed by the Ukrainian army as I am writing this. He mentioned the “heroes” of the Maidan, the assorted Bandera nazi trash that killed and are killing anyone opposed to their fascist power grab. For Poroshenko, his western masters and the fascists in the Rada all of these people mean nothing. As the Right Sector calls them, they are mere "insects."

"Heroes of Nebesna Sotnya died for it. Let us honor the memory of those who died for freedom and independence of Ukraine with a moment of silence."

A Phony Peace Plan

Much hailed by the West and the western media as a sign of his moderate decency, his normalcy set to counter act a growing level of questioning and disgust in the West by those who are actually obtaining access to the real information coming out of Ukraine, Poroshenko's peace plan is being promoted granting the illusion that he wants peace and is not in fact continuing the wholesale killing of the populations in the east of the country.

Poroshenko’s peace plan is a complete farce, even if taken at face value. As the operations are being orchestrated by the West who is manipulating the language no doubt to protect Poroshenko from future prosecution the wording has to be studied carefully and his "offers of piece" looked at critically against the backdrop of what is really happening in the country. It would appear that the "plan" or perhaps it is better to call it the "final solution" is merely a Trojan horse and a license to continue the war against the Ukrainian people.

By stating the word revenge from the start Poroshenko is implying that there is in fact a reason for taking revenge and names that reason the sacrifices being made by the people of Ukraine before his eyes. Of course in his kindness he chooses not to do so. This is a completely obvious manipulation of the language and again a transference of the blame setting up a future defense that he was just moved by the suffering of his people.

Given that many of the people assembled around him were directly involved in the murder of civilians all over Ukraine and were in fact the architects of the punitive military campaign being waged against the people he completely ignores this fact and makes it clear who the “criminals” are, Russian speakers and those opposed to the junta.

"I do not want revenge. Even though there are great sacrifices of the people of Ukraine before my eyes."

Continuing that mien he ignores the fact it is the Maidan thugs and terrorists, the Right Sector, the private fascist militias, Greystone mercenaries and Nazi paramilitaries that are waging a punitive war against the civilian populations in the east. Implying that the people do not have the right to defend themselves against an army gone mad killing its own people, he pulls out the terrorist card. He also follows the Right Sector claim that they took up arms legally.

Here it is important to note the similarities to the US strategy, for example in Afghanistan where the US labelled everyone terrorists and literally attempted to make it illegal for the people of Afghanistan to defend themselves, hauling anyone who resisted to Guantanamo or killing them outright. How anyone is supposed to believe that women and children and pensioners who are Orthodox Christians are terrorists is not important for the West they are operating on Goebbels strategy.

“I strongly urge everyone who illegally took weapons in their hands to lay them down. In response, I first of all guarantee the exemption from criminal responsibility for those who do not have blood of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians on their hands. And those who is not involved in funding terrorism.”

The second point he makes is perhaps the most ridiculous and like the previous transfers blame, demonizes Russia and does not reflect the reality of the situation. He takes no issue with the Greystone mercenaries but claims there are Russian mercenaries in Ukraine. These are the same invisible Russian mercenaries who no one sees because they are secret and who have operate invisibly as ghosts not leaving a single sign of their presence in the country, again a complete and total fabrication by the junta and the US.

Amid Russian calls for a humanitarian corridor to allow women and children and civilians to leave Donbass rather than face the endless bombings and the war of extermination being carried out by the junta and Poroshenko, he makes a mockery of the very idea. Truly disgusting.

"Second, controlled corridor for Russian mercenaries who would like to return home."

If all of this was not bad enough it only gets worse and even though much was made of the fact that he spoke Russian this is just another propaganda ploy. He ignores that the populations of Donetsk and Lugansk held referendums and now are no longer part of Ukraine as they have chosen to determine their own futures, a right being denied to them by the US/NATO and the junta and for which they are being killed, and then tries to say that there are terrorists who have brought the East into a state of war, when it is in fact the forces under his command. The people of Donetsk and Slavyansk are being killed by his army, they are the terrorists, there is no one else. The junta has caused the country to spiral into civil war but Poroshenko ignores this. His nazi brothers can do no wrong, it is the bogeyman of Russia and the poor bombed civilians who are terrorists. Nauseating.

"… Many of you have already felt the "pleasures" of the rule of terrorists. In addition to pillage and abuse of civilians, they led the economy of the region, which has already been in crisis conditions, to the brink of total disaster."

Note From Author

Dear reader I challenge anyone to prove one claim against Russia that is being made by Poroshenko and the junta. Just one. Please show us the evidence. Of course no one can. There is none.

Continuing to Blame Yanukovich while Pretending to be Legitimate

Poroshenko knows he may be seen as an illegitimate leader after the holding of elections with the country in a state of civil war. In order to add credibility to himself he claims the recent unconstitutional elections conducted by the junta in which entire regions of the country did not take part were legitimate. Of course. He then incredibly attempts to blame Russian propaganda for the illegitimacy of the nazi junta. Of course this is made possible by the US and the fact that no one is allowed to print or speak the truth in Ukraine anymore but the disconnect from reality cannot be further. Just like the junta arranged the snipers on the Maidan in an attempt to blame president Yanukovich, they continue to attempt to pass the balme to him even though he is in hiding in Russia. If Poroshenko really wants peace let him stop the punitive war against his own people right now, but of course the war criminal can not, he has been bought and paid for, just another in a series of traitors to Ukraine purchased by the CIA. Yes Joe Biden we see why you are smiling.

"Nationwide presidential elections has put a bold cross on the myth of allegedly illegitimate Kyiv authorities. This myth has been created by Russian propaganda and clan of Yanukovych who betrayed the Donbas and robbed it even more than the whole country. He has been inseparably ruling Donetsk region for 17 years. And now, he is funding terrorists. It is he who shall be totally responsible for political and socio-economic situation of the region. For unemployment, for poverty and for refugees. For killed citizens and for mothers' tears."

False Claim of Decentralization

For Poroshenko decentralization obviously means spreading the junta’s grip away from Kiev. What else could it mean when he still refuses to reinstate Russian as a state language and refuses to discuss federalization? Ignoring that the "right" Ukrainians are killing the "wrong" Ukrainians he continues his "speech". He makes no note of the fact that Russia will continue to be demonized in Ukraine and does not touch upon measures initiated by the junta to prhibit Russian being used in public places in cluding in doctor's offices, but does hint at who is really controlling the scenario: the EU.

"With guarantee of free usage of Russian language in your region. With strong intention not to divide people into right and wrong Ukrainians. With respect for the specifics of regions. For the right of local communities to their peculiarities in the issues of historic memory, pantheon of heroes, religious traditions. With project on creation of jobs in the East of Ukraine elaborated jointly with our partners from the EU before the elections."

Ignoring Atrocities

Clearly a sly wink to the Right Sector here. He dares to mention the patriotism he has seen in Odessa but again fails to mention the over 100 people burned alive and brutally murdered there. Obviously it is the patriotism of the brutal nazi murderers that he is impressed with. That message is clear.

"I am deeply impressed with patriotism of citizens in southern and eastern regions, from Odessa to Kharkov. Peace has not come yet, but today we can confidently say that hard challenges united Ukrainian family. They strengthened us as Ukrainian political nation which is confident in its European choice. Our people has never been so strong."

Preparing the Groundwork for NATO

The following paragraph must have been written with the help of NATO propagandists. If you will recall dear reader once Ukraine joins NATO the country will have to give up at least 8% of its GDP to support NATO. The country will have to spend billions upon billions of dollars on "upgrading" and "interoperability" enhancements and of course the people will have to get used to having foreign troops in their sold out and occupied country.

To make all of this possible there has to be a threat. Poroshenko, like Adolf Hitler is calling for arming, but there is no threat to Ukraine. Even the implied bogeyman of Russia was not mentioned as the Ukrainian people would never believe this. They know who the threat is: Poroshenko and his fascists.

"For peace to become lasting, we must get used to living in constant combat readiness. We have to keep the gunpowder dry. Army and its re-equipment by means of national military-industrial complex is our top priority. Moreover, state orders for military-industrial enterprises will give a boost to reindustrialization of the economy. Those who grudge money for the armed forces feed foreign army. Nobody will protect us until we learn to defend ourselves."

One has to ask the question again: Against whom!?!?! However he then makes it clear and should follow his own advice, as should the brutal Right Sector and Svoboda fascists: those who live by the sword perish by the sword. No secret anymore it is right out there. His goal is enslaving Ukraine to NATO and the EU whether the people want it or not. Yes Nuland, Kerry, Pyatt, McFaul, Rasmussen, Ashton, and Biden, you truly do have a reason to smile. Another country is killing its own people for your worthless dollars and doing your bidding like mindless sheep.

The Budapest Memorandum was the key security arrangement with Russia. OF course that will have to annulled. However there are clauses that would allow it to be used against the junta itself, if anyone cared to study it properly.

"I will use my diplomatic experience to ensure the signature of an international agreement that would replace the Budapest Memorandum. Such agreement must provide direct and reliable guarantees of peace and security - up to military support in case of threat to territorial integrity. Any aggressor on the border of Ukraine must remember the saying from the Gospel: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."

The New Masters: The EU

More European rhetoric, however decentralization does not apply to Donbass. Again the decentralization means spreading the junta’s control into the regions:

"European democracy for me is the best form of government invented by mankind. It is the European choice which tells us that significant part of powers must be immediately delegated from the center to local governments. Reform on decentralization will begin this year with amendments to the Constitution."

Further Raping of the Economy

Prepare for Oligarch Poroshenko to take complete control of the economy and allow him to hoard the wealth because it needs to be "built up" and of course those funds will go to Europe!

"While economic management falls within the competence of free market or the Government, President as a guarantor of the Constitution is obliged to provide conditions for innovative economy and social justice. Fair distribution of national wealth is an urgent demand of time. But we must increase the national wealth before distributing it. Ukraine has everything to ensure the European prosperity for people."

Yes Ukrainian people do not think, do not choose your own future. Just follow the instructions of the EU. Your president has determined your fate. It is written in the EU agreement, an agreement that will enslave you forever.

"European choice of Ukraine - is the heart of our national ideal. It is a choice made by our ancestors and prophets. And what exactly do we have to do to live freely, to live comfortably, to live in peace and security? It is written in the agreement on political association and free trade area with the EU."

Unbelievable!

Finally: A Call for Fascists to Unite, the NATO Endgame

The most chilling aspect of the speech came towards the end and should have set off alarm bells around the world. Poroshenko finally vocalizes the real plan of his government and the junta by causally referring to the failures of previous Ukrainian nationalist and fascist movements and speaking sentimentally about such figures as Symon Petliura, the most brutal of the nazi collaborators and what some call the mentor of Stepan Bandera.

Imagine if a German politician mentioned the sad arguments between Adolf Hitler and say Heinrich Held or Benitto Musolini expressing regret at the demise of the Third Reich. For some reason Biden continued to smile.

Was Poroshenko merely playing to his base? Or is he really going to continue the war on the Ukrainian people started by Svoboda and the Right Sector? Apparently he is set on continuing the punitive military operations. There are some that take issue with the fact Poroshenko is Jewish, so why would he mention Symon Petliura who was said to have commanded pogroms against Jews? And if not leading them then at least condoning them having once said: "… it is a pity that pogroms take place, but they uphold the discipline of the army.”

Is that Poroshenko’s belief? Does he believe that the pogroms against the citizens of Donetsk and Lugansk are okay because they “uphold discipline.” Or is his approach towards what the junta are calling “pro-Russian terrorists” more along the lines of Hitler who when asked what to do with Russian Jews stated “als Partisanen auszurotten" (exterminate them as partisans). Is Poroshenko of the belief that the people in the east have to be “exterminated like terrorists”? It would appear so. Their crime? They are against being ruled by fascists and labelled as pro-Russian.

“To implement our ambitious plans, we need not only peace and unity of the country, but also consolidation of all patriotic, pro-Ukrainian and pro-European forces. We must always keep in mind the harsh lessons of the national liberation struggle of the seventeenth-twenties of the last century. At that time, our politicians were not able to unite and resist aggression jointly. Volodymyr Vynnychenko fought against Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, Symon Petliura fought against Pavlo Skoropadskyi. And Nestor Makhno fought against all.”

Fascist neo-Nazi racist parties and grouping in Ukraine like the Right Sector and Svoboda as well as neo-Nazi groups, proponents of anti-Semitism, and various far-right racist groups “worldwide” accuse the most brutal proponents and enablers of the bloodshed in Ukraine, such as Kolomoisky who is trying to establish his own little Fourth Reich, Arseny Yatsenyuk who betrayed and sold his country out for personal gain, Victoria Nuland the key puppet master and Poroshenko of being Jewish. This is may be a key questions for some in Ukraine but in reality what we have are forces working in unison, if not those at the top manipulating radical followers of nazi ideology to bring about the objectives of US/NATO/EU.

It would appear that in reality anti-Semitism and neo-nazism in fact mean nothing when it comes to the goal, dividing the centuries long brotherhood between the Ukrainian and Russian people and placing NATO first strike infrastructure in Ukraine. They are just being paid and the ideological leanings of Yarosh, Poroshenko and the like are most likely completely irrelevant to the cynical geopolitical planners. How will the Right Sector react when they realize the are just pawns?

How are the Jews in Ukraine supposed to believe in leaders who support forces that call for the hanging of Jews and speak sentimentally of anti-Semitic monsters who carried out genocide on the Jewish population of Ukraine? There can be no excuse whatsoever for unleashing nazis once again in Europe. But Biden smiles. 

I started out by saying Biden and Company have no idea what they are doing yet finish with a contradiction and leave you with this thought: perhaps they know exactly what they are doing and are playing all of the opposing forces in Ukraine for all they are worth to bring about their goal? Which might better explain Biden’s smiles and nods, everything is going according to plan in Ukraine, soon NATO/EU/IMF and their assembled forces will have conquered another country and enslaved its economy. Although you might say the 8% of GDP that Ukraine will have to pay NATO is not really that much, they are also taking the energy sector, the economy and everything else they can get their hands on under control.

The US military industrial complex and NATO win once again and the people of Ukraine lose forever in the “fate” that will be signed by Poroshenko as soon as the document is before him. The same document that the legal President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich wanted to study before it was signed.

The real patriots of Ukraine are the people who want to breathe free, not the junta and the oligarchs who have sold the country down river and are selling Ukrainian sovereignty to the wolves for all eternity. Russia has never “subjugated” Ukraine, Russia has always repsected Ukraine’s Sivereignty and treated Ukraine as a brotherly nation. Anyone who tells you otherwise is misinformed or has another agenda.

As the people in the east continue to flee Ukraine and continue to die at the hands of their own army one might tell the US Vice President: smile Biden, you deserve it. And Victoria Nuland who just visited Odessa but did not think it worth her while to lay flowers at, or visit the House of Unions, where a ceromony was taking place where her Right Sector and pro-Maidan forces killed what are possibly over a hundred innocent civilians who were attempting to take part in their own "democracy" and protesting aginst the junta, you can keep smiling too. How you are still allowed into a country you openly subverted is beyond me. 

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

2 June, 22:36

Kiev Nazis Killing Civilians on Children’s Day

John Robles

The western backed junta in Kiev has announced that it will launch a massive offensive against the populations of eastern Ukraine to "clear the regions of opposition". The unprecedented war against the civilian population began with an aerial attack on apartment blocks, schools, hospitals and air strikes using cluster bombs on the administration building in Lugansk.

The death count continues to grow as more and more civilians including defenseless women and children are killed on a daily basis. The junta is guilty of war crimes but continues to kill with impunity.

International Children’s Day

On International Day for Protection of Children the junta in Kiev has announced that they will be carrying out massive military operations to clear out the populations of the eastern regions of the country that have chosen the path of federalization. Children’s Day, as the holiday is known in some countries was introduced in Ukraine in 2009.

The holiday was created to promote the objectives outlined in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child Charter which was adopted on November 20, 1958 and to promote the wellbeing of all children. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a fundamental human rights treaty outlining the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

Massive clearing of the eastern regions a war crime

All of the nations that have ratified the UNCRC are bound to it by international law. Here it is important to note that Ukraine has ratified it and the United States has not. The launching of a massive illegal military operation on Children’s Day against the civilian population in the eastern part of the country should be causing an international outcry and is in fact in violation of the CRC.

Not only has the junta been guilty of serious violations of the Geneva Conventions in the waging of its war against those opposed to the western backed fascist regime but has violated every national and international norm and standard with regard to civilians, political opposition, protestors, journalists, victims, media, freedom of movement, elections, the rules of war, non-combatants and on and on.

Today after announcing the beginning of a massive operation to clear out the eastern regions the junta ordered the bombing of the Government Administration building in Lugansk. The announcement and all of the actions it has carried it out since it deposed the president show the impunity that the regime believe it can act with something underlined by the arrogant attitude of its officials who continually provoke Moscow and speak to Russia’s top officials as if they were the leaders of some backward banana republic of little significance.

Illegal Munitions Used in Lugansk Bombing

Reports from the ground and on Russian media say that Ukrainian aircraft dropped cluster bombs on the administrative building in Lugansk. As of August 1, 2010 cluster munitions have been banned after the implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions which has been signed by 108 countries. Therefore the junta regime in Kiev can add such a violation to the list of crimes it is committing.

By announcing that it is going to clear the eastern parts of the countries the junta is guilty of one of its most serious war crimes and is guilty of waging a war of collective punishment. The key war crime in launching its operation is defined under the 1949 Geneva Conventions which called collective punishment a war crime.

The collective punishment clause covered in Article 33 of the Geneva Conventions was designed to address events such as the reprisal killings of World War I and World War II. The Germans executed entire villages and districts who were held responsible for any resistance activity that occurred in them.

In light of this the Geneva Conventions underlined the principle of individual responsibility which means that the Ukrainian army and its forces should bge fighting strictly the "terrorists" who are engaged in active combat against it, even if that label is allowed to be used and is legitimate, which it is not.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Commentary to the conventions states that: "parties to a conflict often would resort to "intimidatory measures to terrorize the population" in hopes of preventing hostile acts, but such practices "strike at guilty and innocent alike. They are opposed to all principles based on humanity and justice."

Nazi war criminals are terrorizing Europe once again in 2014. And they must be stopped.

Jar2

1 June, 12:41

US/NATO/EU Thugs Continue Killing Ukrainians

John Robles

There is a school of thought that has it that the elites in the US foreign policy establishment do not understand, and in fact are completely ignorant of the peoples of the world and in particular in the countries where they have launched regime change, color revolution and other operations. The US backed armed coup d’état in Ukraine has taken this egregious inexcusable ignorance to the next level and makes it doubtful that such a contention is true. 

Ukraine has shown the world that not only is the US completely out of touch with the peoples of the world but in fact has proven to anyone who may have had a doubt that the US not only has no interest in the people being affected and killed by its policies but in fact is completely contemptuous of anyone that is not of use to their waning empire.

Ukraine Continues Killing its Own People

This past week saw some of the worst violence to date near Slavyansk as self-defense units of the Donetsk People's Republic continue to defend themselves and the civilian population against a heightened military operation that has been raging against the populations of eastern Ukraine.

It is very difficult to ascertain the exact number of Ukrainian civilians and self-defense forces that have been killed by the nazi junta but the numbers could easily be in the high hundreds if not already in the thousands. Unlike the Maidan last winter which saw exaggerated death counts and constant reporting by the West and the junta as they attempted to demonize President Yanukovych and accuse him of war ordering the murder of civilians (a complete and total fabrication which saw the junta employing snipers to try to place the blame on the president who had been forced to leave the country), the western media and the "authorities" in Kiev are silent when it comes to the Ukrainian citizens they are systematically attempting to eliminate in eastern Ukraine.

The characterization by the junta and its western backers of the punitive operation against the civilians in the east as an "anti-terrorist operation" continues to ring hollow as the Ukrainian military continues to use heavy artillery and launch indiscriminate bombing runs and air strikes against targets such as daycare centers, schools and hospitals. Among the innocent civilian dead are women and children, whose only crime was to be in the way of the junta's bullets.

Screaming Silence, Media Operations, Anti-Russian War Propaganda

As with the atrocities in Odessa and Mariupol the western media has largely been silent blindly supporting the narrative set out by Washington that no matter what the nazi junta does it is good and those opposed to it are evil and anything can be done to them with impunity. As the body count continues to rise and the crimes committed by the junta increase this silence is more and more having the quality of criminal complicity as the so-called Fourth Estate continues to be a part to covering up and white washing war crimes and it has become obvious in a conscience participant in actively promoting War propaganda against Russia.

The Ministry of Truth and the Orwellian way that the media has managed to demonize Russia and transfer the blame for events in Ukraine that are fully and completely the fault of the US and its "machine" is stunning and unprecedented in its scope and is clearly in preparation for something much worse than merely placing NATO missiles 5 minutes from Moscow.

Clearly, the US is attempting to start a war with Russia by provoking Russia to defend itself and its interests. Demonizing Russia and marginalizing anything and anyone with the label "pro-Russian" for the situation in Ukraine serves the interest of the US/NATO war machine as it prepares to carry out what no sane person would do, namely bring the world to the brink of World War III. It also deflects the criminal liability of the West and its agents for destabilizing and destroying yet another country that never threatened the West in the first place.

US Using nazi Strategy - General Leonid Ivashov

Russian General Ivashov put it very clearly in an interview in February for the site KM.RU(English): "Apparently they (officials of the European Union and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry) have dedicated themselves, and continue to do so, to deeply and thoroughly studying the doctrine of Dr. Goebbels. They present everything backwards from reality. It is one of the formulas which Nazi propaganda employed most successfully: They accuse the party that is defending itself, of aggression. What is happening in Ukraine and Syria is a project of the West, a new type of war: in both places you see a clear anti-Russian approach, and as is well known, wars today begin with psychological and information warfare operations."

More Regions Declare Independence, Right to Self-Determination

If the goal of the US is the destruction of Ukraine as a single viable state then it has succeeded well. With Crimea gone, Donetsk and Lugansk holding referendums and proclaiming themselves "People's Republics" with more than eight other regions set to do so, Ukraine will never again be a unified entity. As Russia stated repeatedly Federalization would have saved Ukraine but the junta has obtusely refused to consider this simple fact and blindly continues going down a road to self-destruction while being led by the NATO/EU carrot.

In 2012 the United Nations once again underlined the importance of Articles 1 and 2 of the UNCharter which relates to the right of self-determination: "Article 1 (2) establishes that one of the main purposes of the United Nations, and thus the Security Council, is to develop friendly international relations based on respect for the "principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples". The case studies in this section cover instances where the Security Council has discussed situations with a bearing on the principle of self-determination and the right of peoples to decide their own government, which may relate to the questions of independence, autonomy, referenda, elections, and the legitimacy of governments."

Under the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations the Third Committee determined the following: "Universal recognition of the inalienable right to self-determination was the most effective way the global community could guarantee protection of fundamental freedoms…"

"Whether this right is taken away by military intervention, aggression, occupation, or even exploitation, the world cannot condone its deprivation from any peoples in any region."

"All States facing questions of self-determination must include broader ethnic and linguistic groups in decision-making processes…"

NATO Head Rasmussen Ignores Self-Determination

This respect for the fundamental right to self-determination is in striking contrast to the world's number one proponent of war and death and the US' number one tool for the projection of US hegemony by force, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen who told none other than CNN's Christiane Amanpour on May 12 the following: "Referendums by separatists in Ukraine, such as May 11 in Donetsk, don't count. These referendums are illegal; they are organized in a chaotic manner with dubious and ambiguous questions."However to the West the presidential "election" does count. Unbelievable.

Geneva Conventions

Protocol I and Protocol II of the Geneva Conventions most directly apply to the situation in Ukraine. While Protocol II applies to internal armed conflicts Protocol I which deals with international conflicts would also apply if only due to the introduction of CIA/Greystone forces into the conflict.

Protocol I has 102 articles which should be studied in detail but overall it states: "Articles 51 and 54 outlaw indiscriminate attacks on civilian populations, and destruction of food, water, and other materials needed for survival. Indiscriminate attacks include directly attacking civilian (non-military) targets, but also using technology such as biological weapons, nuclear weapons and land mines, whose scope of destruction cannot be limited. A total war that does not distinguish between civilian and military targets is considered a war crime."

These articles apply to Ukraine as the junta's forces continue to bomb schools, hospitals and to date strictly civilian targets. The scope of the junta's war against the populations of eastern Ukraine can also be classified as a "total war".

"Articles 76 and 77, 15 and 79 provide special protections for women, children, and civilian medical personnel, and provide measures of protection for journalists."

Women and children are being killed indiscriminately in eastern Ukraine, medical personnel are not being allowed proper access to victims as was clearest in Odessa and journalists are being kidnapped, tortured and assassinated all over the country. It is important to note that conscripts into the Ukrainian post junta military must be ready to shoot unarmed women. Aquestionnaire used by the Ukrainian military asks: "Are you ready to shoot women?"

"Articles 43 and 44 clarify the military status of members of guerrilla forces. Combatant and prisoner of war status is granted to members of dissident forces when under the command of a central authority. Such combatants cannot conceal their allegiance; they must be recognizable as combatants while preparing for or during an attack."

While these articles apply to the Donetsk Self-Defense Forces who are clearly visible and readily identifiable, it takes the right to "prisoner of war" status away from the Right Sector and the nazi militias who purposefully obfuscate their identities and are not organized and directly led by a single centralized authority, although they do coordinate.

"Article 85 states that it is a war crime to use one of the protective emblems recognized by the Geneva Conventions to deceive the opposing forces (perfidy)."

The recent use by the junta of an attack helicopter with United Nations markings is clearly a very obvious and irrefutable act of perfidy.

"Articles 17 and 81 authorize the ICRC, national societies, or other impartial humanitarian organizations to provide assistance to the victims of war."

The junta's forces have continuously blocked humanitarian workers access to hostages and victims of the violence. This has occurred everywhere in the country. Currently busloads of children are not being allowed to flee Donetsk by the Ukrainian forces. Although they stopped setting busloads of civilians on fire, as they did before the Crimean referendum, the junta's forces nonetheless are making it difficult for non-combatants, especially women and children, to flee the war zone.

"Article 90 states that "The High Contracting Parties may at the time of signing, ratifying or acceding to the Protocol, or at any other subsequent time, declare that they recognize ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any other High Contracting Party accepting the same obligation, the competence of the [International Fact-Finding] Commission to enquire into allegations by such other Party, as authorized by this Article."

74 states have made such a declaration the US has not.

Protocol II most importantly states:

"Persons taking no active part in hostilities should be treated humanely (including military persons who have ceased to be active as a result of sickness, injury, or detention)."

"The wounded and sick shall be collected and cared for."

Currently junta forces are not allowing bodies to be removed from the areas around the airport in Donetsk and those who are attempting to reach their fallen comrades are coming under sniper fire and being killed.

The International Committee of the Red Cross

Although largely silent regarding the killing going on in Ukraine the Red Cross has in the past attempted to save the lives of, and protect the rights of, civilians in war zones: "Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, collective punishment is a war crime. By collective punishment, the drafters of the Geneva Conventions had in mind the reprisal killings of World War I and World War II. In the First World War, during the Rape of Belgium, the Germans executed Belgian villagers in mass retribution for resistance activity. In World War II, the Germans carried out a form of collective punishment to suppress resistance. Entire villages or towns or districts were held responsible for any resistance activity that occurred in them.[3] The conventions, to counter this, reiterated the principle of individual responsibility. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Commentary to the conventions states that parties to a conflict often would resort to "intimidatory measures to terrorize the population" in hopes of preventing hostile acts, but such practices "strike at guilty and innocent alike. They are opposed to all principles based on humanity and justice."

"In some conflicts civilians have been specifically targeted and subjected to terrible atrocities, ignoring the very basis of the Geneva Conventions, respect for the human person. It is for this reason that the ICRC continues to press States to respect and ensure respect for the principles of IHL, especially the protection of civilians."

What the Right Sector and the nazi junta have done can no doubt be classified as a campaign of terror against the entire Ukrainian population.

"President" Poroshenko Continues the Killing, Moments of Silence

Even before being officially inaugurated the new "president" of Ukraine, Petr Poroshenko, has said he will continue the "operations' in the east of the country, underlining the complete and total disregard for the civilian lives that the junta is destroying. Poroshenko will continue the assault on the Ukrainian people started by Turchynov, Yatsenyuk, Tyagnybok and the Right Sector and is therefore guilty of war crimes as well.

This past week beady eyed fascist "acting-president" Turchynov called for a moment of silence for the crew of a helicopter that was downed as it was engaged in operations against civilians and self-defense forces in Donetsk. Turchynov and other junta officials have never called for a moment of silence for the civilians that are being killed further underlining their complicity in events such as Donetsk and Mariupol. And as with the sniper attacks on the Maidan no investigation has been carried out nor can one be expected to be carried out.

US Criminal Disregard for Human Lives

This complete and total lack of any kind of compassion or human understanding by the US Government, its top officials and the organizations and bodies that are responsible for advancing the interests of the US and the "West", is not only in complete and total contradiction to the unilaterally and self-arrogated role of "world's policeman" and "defender of democracy" (under the banner of which the US has destroyed and destabilized country after country) but is also unacceptable and reprehensible from a moral standpoint and contrary to all accepted international norms and standards set out in respected international instruments such as the Geneva Conventions and the UN Charter.

The armed coup d'état in Ukraine has further shown that the US is guilty of having and operating with egregious and reckless disregard for human lives and the wellbeing of civilians and those least able to defend themselves. As lives are being lost among the civilian population in Ukraine this issue must be brought to the forefront although the complete and total disregard for international laws and norms regarding sovereignty and the territorial integrity of countries are also being violated by the US Government on a monumental scale.

While many US based pundits, journalists and specialists are accusing the US Government and its officials of ignorance and callous disregard as to the consequences of their "operations" I would argue that it is much worse than even criminal negligence on a global scale. I would argue that the CIA/Nuland/Kerry/Obama and all of those responsible for everything that the US Government has done in its campaign to establish global hegemony during the last 20 years (and even going back further) know exactly what they are doing, are aware they are in violation of international law and quite simply just do not care.

Obama's New Endless War

This crass and callous exceptionalist attitude and complete disregard for the millions of people that the US has been directly responsible for killing was once again underlined during the past week by US President Obama in a speech to West Point graduates. Obama ridiculously told the latest generation of US storm troopers that the US was an exceptional nation and would continue to intervene around the world because, as he put it, if the US doesn't then no one would. He forgot to mention that such US style "interventions" are illegal and that the reason no one else does is because they respect the rule of international law, which of course is a distraction to be ignored by the US and Obama.

According to the World Socialist Website Obama has now phased the endless "War on Terror" into an endless "War to Promote US Interests". Something the Dick Cheney Project for a New American Century called the establishment of global US hegemony through the use of force.

The World Socialist Website wrote: Obama"… asserts a policy of permanent and global war in pursuit of the interests of the US financial elite. The media distortion is driven, on the one hand, by the partisan motives of Obama's Republican rivals, who seek to portray him as weak-kneed, and, on the other, by the support from a wealthy and privileged ‘liberal' elite for wars of aggression waged under the banners of ‘human rights' and ‘democracy'."

Ignorance is No Excuse

As anyone who has ever been to the US or had dealing with the US Government or its authorities knows, lack of knowledge of its Draconian Laws and Regulations is no excuse to prevent one being arrested or persecuted if one is targeted. Hence even if the US at some time in the future (perhaps at Nuremberg type trials against the Washington planners?) claims that they did not know the Right Sector was a nazi group and that by supporting them they would cause the deaths of thousands, ignorance is no excuse. The US is directly responsible for what we are seeing in Ukraine.

Operation Ukraine

After the so called "presidential elections" in Ukraine, elections which even the junta was forced to declare did not include the participation of more than 20 regions, a congratulatory note should be made to former NATO Ambassador and advisor to Dick (torture memos) Cheney, Victoria Nuland and the architects of Banderstan. They are many but bear with me as we recall who they are: The latest manifestation of OTPOR, the center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) and its head Srdja Popovic who has ties with Stratford and the CIA; CIA front USAID and all of its NGOs in Ukraine; Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski as well as EU foreign policy head Catherine Ashton (who thought is was a bad idea to investigate the Maidan snipers); billionaire George Soros and his International Renaissance Foundation; eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his Omidyar Network; the National Endowment for Democracy, which is funded by the US Congress; key NGOs–Chesno, Center UA and Stop Censorship, and National Endow­ment for Democ­racy, funded largely by the US Congress; Exxon Oil and Chevron to whom Victoria Nuland gave an accounting in December of 2013 and finally Nuland's husband leading neo-conservative hawk Robert Kagan and all of the neocons behind the scenes.

Strange Snowden Connection

In researching for this article I came across a very curious connection to Edward Snowden and Pierre Omidyar. According to Pando Daily Pierre Omidyar now has control over the complete Snowden files after spending a mind-boggling quarter of a billion dollars to buy out reporters Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras.

The fact that a key player in Operation Ukraine now has complete control of Snowden's NSA leaks is in fact stunning, although I am sure the argument will be made that it is not related. This fact should have come to light from Edward Snowden himself, who continues to speak to western corporate controlled media outlets while shunning the media in the country that is protecting him, but alas Snowden has said nothing.

Conclusion

Operation Ukraine has had one benefit which cannot be understated both for the international community and for all citizens of the world brave enough to look outside of the confines of the western media box. Namely it has shown the institutionalized disregard for sovereignty and the lengths the West will go to meet their geopolitical objectives, including the killing of millions of people. It has also shown that the very ideas of democracy, rule of law and self-determination are merely abstract concepts for the west and lastly it has shown that the US will ally with anyone, including murderous nazi thugs if such a union can help it advance its goals.

Logical Consequence of Operation Ukraine

There is enough here to finally cause a true international outcry to end the global imperialist ambitions of the US and its allies. The logical solution can only be the formation of an international body that will finally reign in the United States and all of its illegality. This was have to be a body outside of the structure of the United Nations since as we saw by the Nuland dialogue with Ukrainian Ambassador Pyatt, even the UN head Ban Ki-Moon can be called on to participate in "gluing together" the overthrow of governments.

Countries Destroyed by the United States

The following is a list of countries where the US has organized coup d'états, supported revolutions, overthrown governments, invaded, annexed, supported groups or forces who overthrew or attempted to overthrow governments or outright executed the leaders.

Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Colorado, Congo, Cuba, Detroit, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Dakota, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, USSR, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Zaire (Congo).

What they have done and are doing to Native Americans might also be added to the list as the continuing genocide of the indigenous peoples is the foundation of endemic "American" racism and exceptionalism.

Final Solution

Disband NATO, prohibit the US from having military bases around the world and force the US to disarm.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

31 May, 23:28

US/NATO Missiles 5 Minutes from Moscow?

John Robles

Washington and all of the organizations and individuals responsible for the February 22 coup d'état in Kiev may be patting each other on the back, getting out the cigars and congratulating themselves on a job well done but their victory is one which has no meaning in the long term and will once again show to the world, if it has not already, the completely myopic vision of the US foreign policy establishment, the complete and total disregard for international law and the lives of the world's peoples and the complete hypocrisy with which they operate.

In the long run the short lived victory will have the opposite effect than that which the US believes it has achieved and even the US/NATO Prompt Global Strike goal of placing nuclear missiles within a ten minute flight time of Moscow, will in the end be a complete failure.

US/NATO and Prompt Global Strike

The single most significant reason behind the fact that politicians, analysts, specialists, journalists, diplomats and any other individual interested in or attempting to follow and make sense of the events in Ukraine are all having a hard time understanding the situation (other than the complete Orwellian-Goebbels-Ministry of Truth turning night into day media operation) is that the entire US/NATO/EU Ukraine Operation has at its core a purely strategic military interest. This overriding military objective is the neutralization of Russia's nuclear deterrence capabilities, this includes rendering ineffective all elements of the Russia's nuclear Triad and the ability to launch a first strike directly on Moscow, with Moscow being unable to defend itself or launch its retaliatory strike. The "secret" military objective is behind the entire destabilization effort in Ukraine, just as the military objectives were at the core of the destruction of country after country in the Middle East. Therefore all secondary events subordinated to this core objective may not seem to make sense to the observer who may only see hypocrisy, double standards and even schizophrenic-like behavior coming from the West and from those orchestrating seemingly unrelated events to coalesce into conditions allowing for the attainment of their objective.

It does not take the specialized training and acumen of an intelligence analyst or military strategist to figure out the obvious. With the US Military Doctrine now one with the idea of "preventive first strike" at its core (formulated to officially grant legitimacy to the illegal strategy of aggressive war) which means destroying a perceived enemy threat before it has a chance to carry out any possible attack, the reason for US/NATO expansion and the placing of first nuclear strike capable missiles and supporting infrastructure around Russia and on its borders is clear.

Again aggressive war is a Crime Against Peace and Crime Against Humanity but by clever wording and by claiming national defense or defense of "US interests" or even "NATO partners" such manipulation, while not changing international law or the Geneva Conventions allows the US/NATO to be able to attack any opponent without fear of retribution.

The real purpose of the Prompt Global Strike (PGS) system, which officially foresees US/NATO of being able to launch and deliver ballistic missiles to any point on the planet under an hour, is carefully obfuscated and hidden by its proponents and designers. The purpose of PGS, AEGIS and all of the elements which make up the system is to allow the US, with NATO as a subordinate, to launch a nuclear first strike. The PGS system, in addition to the nuclear Triad also envisages a space launched kinetic weapon which would cause impact damage similar to meteor strikes.

What we have in effect, after the end of the Cold War, is an out of control US/NATO military industrial complex which has continued to grow at an alarming rate and has continued to devise new methods to annihilate countries and entire populations through overt and covert means. This may be excused by proponents of Pax Americana, neo-conservative chicken hawks and the whole array of Russophobes and dreamers of a Fourth Reich poisoning the entire planet, but expansion of NATO into a Global First Strike Expeditionary Force is illegal and a threat to the world peace, security and stability.

NATO PGS is just a key part of the plan for assisting the US in fulfilling its strategic military and geopolitical goal of establishing complete and total unchallenged American hegemony on the countries and peoples of the world. There is no real threat to justify it as a defensive system and it must be deemed illegal and stopped by the countries of the world who must finally band together and demand peace and an end to those who are against it.

Back to Ukraine and its strategic importance. With the development by the US/NATO of hypersonic nuclear capable ICBMS if NATO is allowed to place its missiles in Ukraine, if for example they are allowed to annex the eastern regions as well and place NATO missiles near Novaya Guta for example, then they will have their weapons only 450 kilometers (280 miles) from the heart of Moscow. With the development of the latest hypersonic missiles which are said to be able to travel at speeds of up to 3,600 miles per hour, that would allow the US/NATO to deliver a nuclear strike directly on the Kremlin in 4.66 minutes, a delivery time making a reaction extremely difficult.

Russia Implement a Similar Strategy?

Now just for a moment imagine if Russia were implementing a similar strategy: attempting to install missile elements less than 1,000 kilometers from Washington; attacking countries all over South and North America, overthrowing governments in Mexico, Canada and the like. Sound ridiculous? But that is exactly what the US is doing. Imagine if the US had lost the Cold War and agreed to become a Communist country and then the USSR started invading and destroying all the countries around it, killing millions of people in the process. That is exactly what US/NATO is doing and they must be stopped.

Media Takeover

In order to facilitate continuing illegal regime change operations and military expansion the populations of the states who tax dollars are going to fund all of it need to be cowed and dumbed down into submission. They need to be manipulated into believing that there is a threat that warrants the continued out of control growth of the US/NATO military machine. They also need to be convinced that there is an enemy. Russia is that enemy. Hence what we on the ground see as an alternative reality was created. They have turned the facts on their head and in reality installed a nazi coup that is killing the civilian population and they are attempting to blame Russia.

Russian General Leonid Ivashov called the manipulation of the media by the US/NATO "the using of Goebbels like methods". General Ivashov was the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense and is the current president of the Academy of Geopolitical Studies:

“Apparently they [officials of the European Union and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry] have dedicated themselves, and continue to do so, to deeply and thoroughly studying the doctrine of Dr. Goebbels. . . They present everything backwards from reality. It is one of the formulas which Nazi propaganda employed most successfully: . . . They accuse the party that is defending itself, of aggression. What is happening in Ukraine and Syria is is a project of the West, a new type of war: in both places you see a clear anti-Russian approach, and as is well known, wars today begin with psychological and information warfare operations. . . Kerry and Obama are encouraging in Kiev what they harshly repress in their country. European leaders break up unauthorized demonstrations with hoses, throwing demonstrators in jail, while in the Ukrainian case they do the exact opposite, and on top of that they threaten Russia. Logically, this is part of information warfare.

“Keep in mind that, under the cover of information commotion, U.S. ships are entering the Black Sea, that is, near Ukraine. They are sending marines, and they have also begun to deploy more tanks in Europe. . . We see that on the heels of the disinformation operation a land-sea, and possibly air operation is being prepared.

"They haven't even taught [opposition leaders] Klitchko, Yatsenyuk and Tyahnybok to run a government efficiently. The main thing is for them to take power, and destroy the Ukrainian state."

The Nation Destruction Business

After 9-11 Neo-Con Paul Wolfowitz, the then US Deputy Secretary of Defense stated that the US Government is now in the business of destroying countries, executing presidents and changing governments at will.

General Wesley Clark who was the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, took issue with the Neo-Con architects from the Project for a New American Century and gave testimony that the US planned to overthrow seven countries after 9/11: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

Mr. Clark called the post 9-11 overtaking of the US Government a coup and said it was plotted by Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and "a half dozen other collaborators from the Project for the New American Century". In a report Glen Greenwald cites a US Secretary of Defense Memo which gave even more detail and put a timeframe on the plan: "I just got this memo from the Secretary of Defense’s office. It says we’re going to attack and destroy the governments in 7 countries in five years – we’re going to start with Iraq, and then we’re going to move to Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran."

My List of Countries Destroyed by US/CIA/NATO

The following is a list of countries, other than Ukraine, where the US has organized coup d’états, supported revolutions, overthrown governments, invaded, annexed, supported groups or forces who overthrew or attempted to overthrow governments or outright executed the leaders.

Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Colorado, Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Dakota, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Uruguay, USSR, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Zaire (Congo).

What they have done and are doing to Native Americans might also be added to the list and as the continuing genocide of the indigenous peoples is the foundation of endemic "American" racism and exceptionalism.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

29 May, 00:01

Ukrainian Elections a Horrific Circus - Nebojsa Malic

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The election in Ukraine was illegitimate. Having already lost Crimea with 2 regions having declared their independence and many in the process of currently doing so, the country is in a state of civil war and an illegal junta government in power, the staging of an election in which as many as 80% of the people did not even take part, where over 400 serious violations were registered and which were declared won on exit poll data by a laughing oligarch who immediately won the support of the West before the polls were even closed, can only be described as a "farce of historic proportions". Independent observers around the world agree that there are serious questions regarding the legitimacy of the Ukrainian elections. We talked to an expert Nebojsa Malic on the election issue and more.

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This is John Robles you are listening to an interview with Nebojsa Malic the Director of the Reiss Institute for Serbian Studies in Washington DC.

Greeting between Mr. Robles and Mr. Malic

Robles: Can you give us your insights on the so-called election that just occurred in Ukraine? Why or why not, is it or is it not, legitimate in your opinion?

Malic: Well I can tell you straight off that it was not legitimate. There is no provision in the constitution allowing for the replacement of president by force as President Putin stated a couple of days ago, when he enumerated four ways in which a president can be relieved of duty and none of those four cases were met.

So, the deposition of the elected president in February of this year was not legal and therefore anything done since cannot be legitimate.

If they had by any chance tried to pass a new law or new constitution, that would have been a different story but they didn’t. So, the coup regime set up in Kiev in February, just decided to organize this presidential election, and it was just a complete farce. It was a very, very sick sad joke.

Robles: Why do you call it a farce?

Malic: They stated several times over the past two months, especially with regards to the referendum in Crimea and the referendum on the 11th in Donetsk and Lugansk, that it is ridiculous for people to vote at gun point. Well, currently half of Ukraine is at war, what is that if not voting at gun point?

Also the other half of the country is under the gun of Right Sector thugs and all sorts of private militias run by regional oligarchs. What is that? They are voting at gun point?

So, really there is no law and order, there is just simply "rule of the gun and thugs" in the areas of the country that do recognize the government in Kiev and close to a third or half of the country doesn’t. So really what sort of rule of law, what sort of procedure, what sort of democracy can they be talking about? This is preposterous!

Robles: I find it stunning, absolutely stunning, that while they are claiming that Crimea is still part of Ukraine, nobody there voted and the entire Eastern part of the country, I would say, from the initial figures I saw, maybe 1 or 2% of the people currently in the region voted and those people who voted were Ukrainian army officers and soldiers surrounding Lugansk and surrounding Slavyansk, who voted. Other than that the entire regions in the east maybe got 1.5% of vote and then all of a sudden at 6pm last night everything jumped up and now they are saying they’ve got 30 or 40 or 60% or something.

Malic: And that is just one discrepancy. I’ve seen photographs of ballots neatly stacked inside the boxes. Anybody familiar with the laws of physics knows that when you toss a piece of paper into a box, it doesn’t fall neatly in a stack.

I’ve also seen pictures posted on Twitter by Ukrainian News Agencies loyal to the oligarchs’ coup regime reportedly happy people lining up to vote, except those were pictures taken two weeks ago in Lugansk.

Robles: Right! Right.

Malic: So, if there were happy people lining up to vote, those were the people voting to secede, not people voting to support this government.

On top of this we had the electoral roll: the list of candidates that was basically oligarch A or oligarch B. It didn’t really matter who won, it would be an oligarch, and the whole thing was organized by Madeleine Albright.

So, really the whole thing was just this horrific circus, this mockery of democracy as a popular process, because see: what makes anybody think that the people who overthrew an elected government in a coup aren’t going to do that again?

They obviously don’t care for Democracy as such, because if they did, they wouldn’t have staged an armed coup to begin with, and so now they are declaring that this vote is sacred because their sponsors are behind it.

And honestly, as I noted in the private conversation the other day, two cats and a juggling dog could have come out to vote and they would have still been certified as legitimate by the OSCE because it doesn’t matter what the procedure is or whether it is legal, if it serves the interests of the coup government’s sponsors, it will be ruled legitimate no matter what actually happened. And that is precisely what has been going on!

Robles: The world has seen this! I don’t understand the outright insolent way that the West came right out and said it is legitimate. They didn’t even wait until even 10% of the ballots were in. They already announced the election just on exit poll results that were carried out at the expense of the junta itself.

Malic: That is precisely proving the point that I just made. It doesn’t matter what actually happens, they have already predetermined the conclusion and it was going to be legitimate no matter what.

This is a combination of a very specific problem in the West, it is present in the "Establishment Culture" both in Washington and many places in Europe, of this institutional blindness, a combination of arrogance and stupidity, the belief that they can actually alter reality, through changing the language and control it through careful phrasing, and that is not how the world works, but they think it is.

Robles: They really believe that the world is fooled by this?

Malic: They certainly acted as if they really believed it, so I am inclined to assume that yes, they really do believe that the world is falling for it, they are falling for it. They can’t see further away from themselves.

Robles: Unbelievable. If they are actually believing their own alternative reality that is a very scary thing.

Malic: Unfortunately, I believe that is true. They are arrogant and stupid at the same time.

Again, as you mentioned in Nuland’s intercepted conversation with the American Ambassador back in January, the US government: they were pretty clear that they don’t want Klitschko in power, they wanted Yatsenyuk as their man running the show. So, lo-and-behold Yatsenyuk becomes their man running the show, and Klitschko who was praised for 2-3 months as the leader of the Maidan, the most popular athlete ever, and so on and so forth, he vanishes, he disappears, he is nowhere to be seen. They said he needs to be the apprentice, and lo-and-behold he was the apprentice.

Robles: Sure, everything in this conversation that came out, played out exactly like they said it was.

Malic: That conversation was certainly prophetic in its content, and that is exactly how the things played out, at least in the parts that they could control.

As far as Poroshenko, mention has been made in the press in the last couple of days, especially in the West, of his alleged business ties with Russia and so on and so forth, but what has conveniently been forgotten is that he was one of the people who initially supported the whole Maidan farce and the attempts to overthrow President Yanukovich, allegedly because the deal with his chocolate holdings were endangered by the alleged Russia threats to cut off the free trade agreement with Ukraine following the accession to the EU agreement, which of course was a farce and nobody really believed that was going to happen. But anyway Poroshenko to me looks like just another oligarch who was basically handpicked because he was the least offensive of the lot.

You have people who are truly monsters like Kolomoisky who has his own private army that are going around Ukraine enacting their private game of throne fantasies. You have several other people who are just as bloody and just as ruthless, and you have Poroshenko who is playing family man, and he is trying to be all nice and decent and grandfatherly.

This is one of the typical plots… I don’t want to say "plots", by the State Department, but in reality that is what it is. When they stage manage elections and popular unrest from Serbia onwards back in 2000, they always tend to put forth a front candidate who is inoffensive and seems to be a moderate, then they place the real power behind him.

So, the front man doesn’t really have much influence and it’s the top people behind him, the Prime Ministers, the advisors and so on, they are executioners, they are the real power doing what they are being told from the outside, from Washington and Brussels.

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Robles: Somebody might say that is the exact situation in the US.

Malic: Fair enough. Some people could say that. It is one of those things that keeps being used because it keeps working! And so yes!

You have Poroshenko on one hand, but looking at his statements, he doesn’t sound like a moderate, he sounds barely less extremist than Yarosh or any of the other people involved in murdering civilians who look at them the wrong way.

I honestly don’t think this is going to make any sort of difference in the quantity and quality, so to speak, of the bloodshed in Ukraine. Just a couple of hours ago I heard about the new offensive in Donetsk, involving the airport. Obviously these people don’t intend to stop the war, they intend to escalate it.

Robles: Yeah right! And it was real funny when he was giving his acceptance speech next to Klitschko who was also giving the acceptance speech for the mayorhood of Kiev, this was also before the votes were counted.

Klitschko said something to the effect that, and I am translating from Russian (that is another point I’d like to get to in a minute, all these officials, and all their statements and everything: they are all speaking Russian but they are SO anti-Russian), so Klitschko says: "It’s always better to have dialogue than confrontation" and Poroshenko turned around and he looked at an aide or somebody that was standing next to him (maybe his bodyguard) and he was laughing out loud. You could just see how ridiculous he understood that statement to be.

As far as I know Poroshenko, he has been in almost every administration since the end of the Soviet Union and he is always switching sides, stabbing people in the back to suit the powers of the day.

Malic: Well he is an oligarch, and that is part of Ukraine’s problem! From day one when it was set up as a so-called independent country, it was basically run by a group of oligarchs.

One of the reasons Russians have managed to recover from the Yeltsin era is that after Yeltsin the government cleaned up the oligarchs and established rule of law. That never happened in Ukraine.

Robles: Right and that is something people in the West don’t understand.

Malic: Not at all. I mean, they (the West) have their own oligarchs but they are not as blatant about it. They have political classes that have had hundreds of years to perfect the technique of exploiting everybody and stealing elections and passing favors back and forth without having to resort to brute force.

The oligarchy works almost like a feudal arrangement from 300 years ago, if you rewind European and American history a couple hundred years, and you will see a similar situation in Europe and the US as well, it is just again, 200 years of history in refining this process, things appear much more acceptable.

In Ukraine that has not been the case, we’ve had 20 years of people just robbing the place. Again it would behoove people to watch "The Game of Thrones" for an explanation of oligarchs’ motivations, because they truly look like they are living out a fantasy of power and money and everything else, and backstabbing and backroom deals.

Now as far as them laughing at these phrases that they are mouthing because they would be quoted with a straight face in the western press, the fact that they are laughing about it… I am not sure what to make of that? Whether to believe that this shows that they have a shred of human decency and that they don’t actually believe their own lies, or that they have zero decency at all, because they know that it’s a lie, they are speaking it, expecting it to be believed and they are laughing about it because they don’t expect to be called on it or punished.

Robles: I think the latter. For some of our international listeners in our Washington and New York audience, if you could give your opinion whether you think US State Department, CIA, NSA, whatever… military support of the Right Sector, training and everything, has that been successful? Was this part of the plan or do you think it has gone astray and has gotten out of control?

Malic: Let me start with the oligarchs because the Right Sector and the other thug militias can only be understood in the context. Essentially an Oligarch State is one where there are two sets of laws: one for the ordinary people and one for the people in power. As I mentioned it is very much like European feudalism type of set up in which the commoners must obey every law, otherwise they will be hassled by the police or imprisoned or fined, but the oligarchs they don’t even have to obey traffic regulations.

If somebody is an oligarch, they can run red lights, they can steal, they can even murder with impunity, because they are oligarchs, there is no law for them, there is just power. Presidents come and go, the oligarchs stay and control things.

They have multiple citizenships, so they can always skip to another country if they get into a bit of trouble, and then come back to assert control.

Sometimes they fight each other and some of them might end up in jail and that creates the illusion of the rule of law. But in essence the only people that get arrested are the people on the losing side of a power struggle. For example, when Yulia Timoshenko went to jail, it was a legitimate imprisonment, she was objectively guilty of lying, cheating, stealing and so on, but again the oligarchs were protesting that because she was an oligarch and therefore she should have been able to do these things with impunity while in power.

So, that is what I am trying to illustrate to people that in a world of "Oligarchy Government" you have one set of laws for the ordinary people and another set of laws for these people in power.

And now the American Government is supporting and subsidizing places like Ukraine that practice this. It is an abomination! It is an atrocity.

Robles: That is what has happened in the US as well, especially with all the crimes committed by the Bush Administration and all the people involved in it from outing CIA agents, to writing and approving torture methods, to illegal invasions, aggressive war, etc., etc.. I think it is the same thing only it is on a more massive/major scale.

Malic: And again far more subtle than being so open because they (the US) have had a couple of hundred years to perfect the practice as I mentioned before.

Now as far as the militias in Ukraine, again Right Sector is only part of the equation, you have other private militias loyal to oligarchs, you have the national guards, you have the regular army units that have by and large either refused to fight or defected to the federalists.

Just last week a unit that had refused to attack civilians was attacked by an oligarch militia and massacred. They were people who essentially refused to commit a war crime and the private militia loyal to an oligarch attacked and killed them.

A similar thing happened in Odessa. They wanted to send a message: that anybody who disagrees with them, anybody who dare resist them, would be gruesomely murdered. The people in Odessa were a warning, they were also an atrocity (the whole burning people alive in a building was a horrific crime!), but it was also a warning to everybody else: you will either obey us or else!

Here they are saying it was clashes! Every time there is an atrocity by someone that the US government supports, that is explained as: Oh! Clashes between two communities! Or some abstraction in passive voice!

This is John Robles you were listening to an interview with Nebojsa Malic the Director of the Reiss Institute for Serbian Studies in Washington DC. Thank you very much for listening and as always I wish you the best wherever in the world you may be.

Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_05_29/Ukrainian-elections-a-horrific-circus-Nebojsa-Malic-expert-8539/

Jar2

28 May, 19:47

Moscow’s Reaction to Elections in Ukraine in Interest of Peace

John Robles

The Kremlin and the Government of the Russian Federation are continuing to react to the events in Ukraine with the core goal of ensuring an end to the bloodshed and a normalization of relations with its neighbor. Although not officially recognizing the recent presidential election in Ukraine the Kremlin is ready to recognize the government in Kiev when the results are officially tabulated and certified and if they show the will of the Ukrainian people. Above all the Kremlin wishes stability and an end to the bloodshed and the unacceptable military operations against the people of Ukraine in the eastern part of the country being conducted by the current regime.

Presidential Elections in Ukraine

Although Moscow repeatedly called on the junta and the individuals it chose to act in top government posts to hold the election at a later date once the situation in Ukraine stabilized, the coup authorities went blindly ahead with complete disregard for the wishes of the people and the conditions under which they were forced to take part in an election.

Moscow understands very clearly that holding elections under conditions of open civil war can in no way bring about a representative result of the will of the population of Ukraine. Moscow is also aware that the holding of an election by a government which obtained power in an armed coup d’état seriously brings to question the legitimacy of such an exercise and continues to be alarmed by the armed quelling of dissent and the declarations of independence in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, areas whose populations did not, for the most part, play any role whatsoever in the process of choosing a president.

While these issues should be of utmost concern to the "authorities" in Kiev (as well as the so called international community), the junta has continuously shown that it is not interested in recognizing the will of the people it has chosen to rule over.

It must be underlined that the actions of the people of Crimea in choosing to rejoin Russia, and of the eastern regions of Ukraine which are following the examples of the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions and preparing to hold referendums on independence, were wholly and completely brought about by the actions of the junta in Kiev. Russia, although continually demonized and blamed by the West for the situation in Ukraine, has since day one merely reacted to threats to its own security and has attempted to prevent the continued violence and bloodshed being perpetuated on the Ukrainian people for the crimes of being ethnic Russian, speaking Russian or wanting the federalization of their territories so that their voices will be heard by Kiev.

The "authorities" in Kiev, lacking foresight, insisting on using force on their own people and continuously carrying out the orders of their western masters, have completely missed the boat when it comes to ensuring the territorial integrity of the their country, a country they claim to be the only true patriots of. Had the junta actually listened to the desires of the Crimeans and the populations in Donetsk and Lugansk and other regions and immediately begun steps to federalize Ukraine (something that worked wonderfully for Germany and the Russian Federation for that matter), they would not be dealing with entire regions wanting to secede from Ukraine. Again the fault lies with Kiev as Russia has in no way influenced or attempted to destabilize the situation.

Moscow wants an end to the conflict and to ensure the sanctity of the lives of the people in Ukraine and this has been clear since day one. Therefore the Kremlin is ready to deal with whoever comes to power in Kiev, again if it is representative of the will of the people. This fact cannot be underlined enough: it is the Ukrainian people, be they pro-Russian, pro-Western or pro-Chinese for that matter, who should be allowed to choose their destinies and those who lead them. It is not up to a tyrannical centralized nazi junta to impose its will on the people through the use of iron force.

After multiple calls to hold the elections at a later date when the situation in the country stabilized and not even sending observers since the situation as to the legitimacy of the elections was clear, Russia has now been forced to proceed to attempt to work with the new authorities in Ukraine. This is of course in the interest of maintaining peace, stability and hopefully ending the punitive military actions of the Kiev authorities against the people of Ukraine and again this is despite knowing the irregularities present in the poll and continued ignoring of Moscow’s calls for an end to the military operations by Kiev against its own people.

With all of the irregularities and the open questions as to the legitimacy of the presidential elections, despite instantaneous western support for the "results", it would be in the interests of the new so-called "President of Ukraine" Petr Poroshenko to heed the following: he must, unequivocally stop all military operations against the populations of Ukraine. This is the only route he can take if he wishes to cement his fragile legitimacy and at least retain a modicum of being the leader of the Ukrainian people.

No matter how much the West supports Paroshenko, as I have said many, many times, at the end of the day it is the Ukrainian people who must support those pretending to be the leaders. Moscow has not commented on the fact that what has happened is just an oligarch taking power but in reality that is what has happened. Whether that oligarch can do what is right for the people remains to be seen but it is to them that he must answer to in the end. Paroshenko has adapted and changed with every passing government and maintained his power but he must understand that the power he courts in the office of president must and without a doubt come from the Ukrainian people, not from Washington. He must not underestimate the will of the people as this will be a fatal mistake, be they pro whatever.

Paroshenko must also take into account the real and unquestionable threat to the national security of the Russian Federation that NATO missiles and war infrastructure would be, were they allowed to be placed on Ukrainian territory. This is something that Moscow will not quietly allow and Paroshenko must understand this. Hopefully, as a businessman with interests in Russia and one who has weathered the political winds of change, he will understand these essential facts, although his barely concealed nationalist ideas and leanings might lead one to believe otherwise. As one of the chief backers of the Maidan disaster and with his pro-western leanings and backers it remains to be seen just how far he will go to please his US/NATO/EU backers, but hopefully he will see the futility of trying to force the Ukrainian people into submission and realize that Ukraine and Russia share not only a long historical, political and economic symbiotic relationship but that without Russia, Ukraine’s economic wellbeing may see very rough times ahead. Will the Ukrainian people be so compliant when they cannot even afford bread on their tables? I doubt it.

On a final note: the West loves to demonize Russia and blame everything it has done in Ukraine on Russia, but that will not stand for long. There cannot be any justification for supporting a regime that is committing atrocities and war crimes against its own people. And by supporting an election where entire regions did not even take part, where ballot boxes were stuffed with thousands of neatly stacked ballots and which was called on exit poll data paid for by the junta, the West is seriously bringing its own legitimacy into question.

It is seriously questionable how much longer the world will support the further killing of civilians in order to bring about the geopolitical goals of US/NATO to place missiles in Ukraine, because at the end of the day, that is what this is all about. Moscow has allowed the junta and the West a very long rope and continues to do so, the question is just how soon will they hang themselves or be hung by the Ukrainian people (metaphorically speaking of course).

The views and opinions expressed above are my own. I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

25 May, 09:38

Ukrainian Election Farce: Junta Attempts to Cement its Rule

John Robles

The holding of presidential elections in Ukraine amid the current socio-political climate in the country and the ongoing civil war, which has seen the illegal junta in power labelling those who oppose them as terrorists in order to justify murdering them, openly using heavy artillery against civilian residential buildings and apartment blocks, gunning down unarmed civilians in the street and burning building full of people alive, can only be described as a farce, a parody of democracy and a travesty.

This farce, one of historic proportions is an affront to every civilized thinking person anywhere in the world and a poorly disguised disgraceful subversion of the very concept of democracy. The carrying out of "elections" by those carrying out atrocities and murdering their own people for the simple crime of opposing their grab on power should viewed for what it is: an illegitimate nazi junta attempting to cement itself into power over an unwilling populace by force.

No matter how hard the illegal nazi junta in Kiev tries to portray itself as legitimate, no matter how many people they kill, journalists they silence, populations they terrorize and bomb into submission, no matter how much support these nazi scum have from the West and no matter how much legitimacy and credibility the West is willing to lose to support their installed puppets, the junta and all of its fascist groupings and supporters will NEVER be a legitimate government. Not to the Ukrainian people and not to any countries that are not subserviently acquiescing to the alternative reality being created by the West. You can NOT, in any way, make a violent nazi coup which obtained power by force and is not supported by even 3% of the population into a legitimate government.

The western masters of the junta in Kiev of course are going to support the preplanned results of the "elections" no matter what, even if it means killing large segments of the Ukrainian population to cement their puppets in power. That is why the CIA is there, as well as Greystone, Academi, USAID, and all of the other mercenaries and organizations that the United States is using to subvert Ukraine, stifle dissent, kill civilians and force their will on the Ukrainian population. That is also why the United States designed the electronic Diebold style voting machines for their nazi junta. Yes you read that right, the same Diebold style machines that brought you 8 years of George Bush are being used to force the nazis on the Ukrainian people.

US Diebold Style Electronic Voting Machine System Destroyed in Ukraine

Given the uphill battle of the junta and the impossibility of bringing their ilk to power in a fair election, the United States did what it did to guarantee George Bush his reign (also against the will of the people) and set up a Diebold like system in Ukraine for their puppets. Thankfully there are groups like CyberBerkut who have successful destroyed the fake electronic voting system of the junta. (For more search for information on Diebold simply do a web search.)

"Operation Kill the Ukrainian People" continues in Ukraine

The illegitimacy of the junta is no more obvious or visible than in their criminal operation to terrorize and kill the people of Ukraine into submission. Their military campaign against protestors in the Southeast of Ukraine have led to Donetsk and Lugansk declaring their independence with Odessa, Kherson and Kharkov soon to follow. This unprecedented campaign against the regions and the people of Ukraine who are in opposition to their illegal grab of power and their subversion of the Ukrainian state will eventually lead to the complete break up of Ukraine as there is no way they can succeed in their goals.

The people of Slavyansk continue to be shelled by Ukrainian artillery and are living in basements waiting for the final "operation" from Kiev. Reports from Slavyansk say the people are completely against any vote and will not take part, however the soldiers that are surrounding Slavyansk and ready to kill the civilians they are supposed to protect, will in fact be taking part in the vote.

Junta of Treason

The junta, and the ridiculous triumvirate of lying traitors Yatsenyuk, Turchynov and Klitschko, who do not even try to hide the fact that they are nothing more than slimy degenerate bought and paid for US lackeys and wanna-be CIA dictatorial banana republic puppets. Even the head of the Ukrainian SBU Valentin Nalyvaychenko, was being tried for treason and is a known CIA asset. He, like the other US puppets in power in Kiev, in reality, deserves to be put in front of a firing line for their historic open treason against the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian state. So it is understandable why they want to legitimize their illegal armed coup d’état by holding a farce of an election, the results of which are already known. At this point they need to cement their grab on power over a people who do not want them simply in order to stay alive or out of prison.

Blind US Support

It is utterly disgusting the way with which the United States has openly subverted Ukraine with complete disregard for the consequences. Hundreds have died and the country is in a state of civil war and beginning to disintegrate. Yet no matter what happens the US continues to say their junta boys are doing nothing wrong. According to President Putin in statements of Russia 24, the puppets were supposed to install NATO war elements in Crimea and Ukraine and evict Russia who has for hundreds of years had the right to have a presence in the Black Sea.

President Putin questioned whether the people who organized the junta in Kiev were professionals and whether they took into account the results of their actions in Ukraine. This is a good question as the country continues to spiral into violence and disintegration. Was this foreseen? Or are the CIA and the US State Department so stupid that they had no idea what they were unleashing in Ukraine?

President Putin said that he hoped that as a result of the actions of the junta and the West actions in Ukraine that there will be a return to rule of law, respect for the rights of those with differing points of view and a return to the respect for international law and standards.

Results of Farce

The Kiev junta and their candidates will win the presidential elections, however the result will be falsified and not representative of more than 10 percent of the population. Once the results are announced the country will collapse into more violence and US/NATO/EU will immediately attempt to implement and legitimize the illegal framework allowing for the placing of NATO missiles and war infrastructure directed against Russia in Ukraine. As we saw in Kosovo nothing will stop the US.

The views and opinions expressed about are my own. I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

19 May, 2014 23:26

CIA, FBI agents dying for illegal junta in Ukraine

John Robles

The US/CIA/NATO have stepped up their military operations and continue to actively wage their secret war in Ukraine against the Ukrainian people in an extremely dangerous poorly planned operation that is failing and carries with it the real threat of sparking off a full-fledged war, if not World War III, against an unwilling Russian Federation which continues to attempt to deal with the aggressive-in-your-face-threat to its security through diplomacy and peaceful means. The recent capture and killing of 25 CIA officers in Ukraine only shows the desperation of the US effort and the complete disregard for not only international law and the people of Ukraine but also for the lives of their own CIA personnel.

The facts are as follows (backed up by dozens of reports, eyewitness statements and visual evidence): on the 18th of May the People’s Mayor of Slavyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov announced that: "Kiev-controlled troops and 'law enforcers' had sustained heavy losses during a so-called ‘counter-terrorist’ operation in the east of the country."

"At least 650 servicemen were killed, wounded or taken prisoner in the past ten 10 days," he said.

"There are 70 foreigners among them and of those 13 agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were killed and 12 others were wounded", Ponomaryov told reporters.

The Mayor also said that the self-defense forces afflicted heavy losses on Right Sector/Ukrainian army forces and also completely wiped out the junta’s "Alpha" operatives.

According to media and television reports Mayor Ponomaryov stated that with regard to the "…foreign mercenaries in the ranks of Ukrainian executioners, they also suffered losses. According to Ponomarev, a private military company Analizy Systemowe Bartlomiej lost 6 people, Greystone - 14 people, Academi - 50 people. CIA and FBI have lost 25 employees, of which 13 - killed."

"Furthermore, killed or injured 40 soldiers of the 95th airmobile brigade of Ukrainian Armed Forces, as well as 20 members of the MUP . Loss Donetsk militias from May 2-12 8 were killed and 3 wounded."

US Denies

The Voice of Russia also reported that the CIA denied the claims on a Twitter post, which of course is to be expected: "The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has denied reports of a number of CIA agents allegedly killed in clashes between forces loyal to the Kiev authorities and self-defense units in eastern Ukraine."

"A CIA official claimed on the US embassy in Berlin's official Twitter page of the that no such incidents had taken place and that allegations by pro-Russian activists did not correspond to reality."

Plausible Deniability

Plausible Deniability is a phrase coined by the CIA itself "to describe the withholding of information from senior officials in order to protect them from repercussions in the event that illegal or unpopular activities by the CIA became public knowledge."

Due to the fact that the denial comes through a Twitter post and not from an official CIA or FBI statement, or from the White House for that matter, and that the CIA/FBI is heavily involved in illegal operations in Ukraine and has been for decades, I would argue that it is a given that the CIA has lost officers, agents, mercenaries and support staff in Ukraine. That is almost a given, the only question is how many.

Illegal Operation

Due to the huge flow of information and the massive amount of reports, leaks and revelations there is little debate in the media about one simple fact and that fact is what is most troubling about the entire US/CIA/NATO/EU meddling in the sovereign affairs of Ukraine. To make matters worse the US/CIA/NATO/EU undeniably now have blood on their hands, not only that of Ukrainian civilians, Tatars and Russians but also of citizens of other countries.

The fact that is being ignored is that US/CIA/NATO/EU "operations" and meddling in Ukraine are ILLEGAL. From the overthrowing of the democratically elected government, to the shooting and murder of police, to the killing of anyone who is against the junta, to the backing and training of the Right Sector, and finally to the importing of US/CIA/Greystone and other mercenaries to kill Ukrainians, the entire "mission" is illegal.

The United States of America is involved in a dirty illegal war in a country it had no business in being in in the first place. The Ukrainian operation serves no us security interest, it is no "protecting American lives" and it does nothing for the American people, to advance democracy or human rights or anything else. US/NATO want missiles in Ukraine to further threaten Russia which has done nothing but to try to be friends and simply do business. CIA operations in Ukraine are illegal. Period. End of discussion.

I will not go into how many poor innocent Ukrainians have died or suffered in the Nuland coup and since, only to say that those who were burned alive and gassed and murdered in Odessa and other locations in Ukraine will not be forgotten and those responsible, whether they be CIA or nazi trash, will be held accountable.

CIA Recklessly Using Staff as Cannon Fodder

This is a message most likely of interest to those poor CIA operatives in Ukraine who are blindly fulfilling the orders of the Agency, the Company, the Farm, Langley or whatever else you want to call it and the "Washington Elites" who have abrogated onto themselves the right to send you off to die in some far off land to fulfill their poorly though out geopolitical objectives and continue to propagate and wage the Cold War that they just can not seem to let go of. Also for all you members of the CIA’s Special Operations Group, NAVY Seals, CIA/Greystone/Academi and the like who are operating in Ukraine.

I am a humanist I suppose and am speaking to the human in all of you. I understand that when you signed up you were full of misdirected patriotism, perhaps full of prejudice and hate for "rag heads" and "terrorists" and the like and all you wanted to do was to serve your country and even proudly give your life for the Constitution, the security of the American people and for your "government of the people by the people and for the people". Honorable motivations (other than the racial hatred thing and love of killing of course) but what will you do when you find out you have been used? When your comrades and you are asked to kill women and children or provide intelligence and support for the killing of civilians whose only crime is that they speak Russian and do not want to be ruled by nazis? How will your wives and families feel back in America when they find out you died in some field near Slavyansk and your body was left there to rot because the US Government could not even admit on a Twitter post that you died fulfilling your mission?

There is no justification for what your "leaders" are asking you to do in Ukraine. There is no threat against America other than what they themselves are creating. The Russian people and the Russian Government, no matter how much they are demonized wish the American people and even you no harm. Look at Edward Snowden. He was CIA AND NSA and Russia gave him asylum because he saw the lies and understood the truth about the illegality that he was asked to take part in. Even this certified "enemy of the state" was protected by Russia.

I have written for the world audience and my readers about what is really happening in Ukraine for the last 6 months. Trying to get the truth out to the world and little has changed, now I ask you directly: you who are helping the nazi junta for the US Government, the CIA, Greystone, USAID and the like, stop what you are doing, you are killing innocent people, including your own highly trained citizens. I am pleading to you because your leaders, your president, you secretary of state are doing the bidding of someone other than the American people. Remember who you serve. Remember your Constitution. There is no legitimate reason for you to be subverting Ukraine. The central bankers, the military industrial complex and the Washington elite are not what you signed up to give your life for. Russia is not your enemy. Believe me. Neither is Ukraine. Your enemy and the enemy of all of us is sitting in Kiev right now (the nazi junta) and in Washington’s elite clubs and posh watering holes patting each other on the back for the million dollars they made today. Or is it billion? And for the way they have gotten you to unwittingly go along with their little plan. They must be laughing that you are prepared to die for them.

In the end you may die in some field near Slavyansk or some other Ukrainian city as you were involved in a "secret" operation to kill Christian women and children for the crime of being "pro-Russian" and they will deny that you exist and your body will rot somewhere in an unmarked grave. Is that what you signed up for?

Think about it. Look around you. What are you really doing?

The views and opinions expressed above are my own. I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

16 May, 13:34

US Coup Failed in Ukraine: Kiev Junta's Days are Numbered

John Robles

The western backed junta in Kiev, installed in February of this year after years of planning by the US/CIA/USAID/NATO/EU and billions of dollars spent on NGOs, destabilization teams, installing and paying for puppets and training, arming and backing far right nazi paramilitary groups and paying mercenaries from the Greystone private CIA army, may finally be showing the first signs of what has to be its imminent demise. Unless the breakup of Ukraine was the plan all along (which may be a possibility) the imminence of that demise should have been forecasted as well as the fact that the Ukrainian people would never support nazis in power. Knowing US foreign policy and their disasters all over the world one might then assume that Ukraine was just another failed US operation of historic proportions carried out by ignorant myopic planners delusional in their own invincibility.

Killing of Civilians Continues Despite Protests

The nazi junta's military operations against civilians and those opposed to them continue without a break or a hint of letting up in Ukraine. The junta has refused to listen to the people of Ukraine, international bodies, human rights organizations, Russian officials and even other members in the coup's own Rada who have become more and more vocal in their protests against the brutal regime of Turchinov, Yatsenyuk and the Right Sector.

The outrage in Russia, Ukraine and other countries where access to real reports and footage of Right Sector paramilitaries and what are supposed to be Ukrainian regular army forces gunning down unarmed civilians in the street is growing. The crimes of the junta continue to multiply on an hourly basis as they desperately attempt to force their stay in power against a people who want nothing to do with them. The television footage of Right Sector nazis beating to death civilians who are attempting to crawl away in pools of their own blood and the of fully armed and equipped soldiers shooting unarmed civilians cowering in terror is almost too much to stomach.

Entire Regions Flee Ukraine (Banderastan)

The nazis of Svoboda and the Right Sector and their leaders Yatsenyuk, Turchinov, Klitschko and the like have done nothing but bring misery and destruction to the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian people. In their drive to fulfill the orders of their western paymasters and backers to enslave Ukraine to the IMF/NATO/EU/US, Nuland's triumvirate and the Banderavites and to attempt to maintain their desperate hold on power, the junta is bringing Ukraine to a state of all out civil war and complete and total economic collapse.

So far as a result of the nazi junta's illegal takeover of the Ukrainian Government Crimea has left Ukraine and reunified with Russia and the Donetsk and Lugansk regions have held democratic referendums and declared their independence with many more neighboring regions soon to follow.

Murder of Civilians by Right Sector in Ukraine

More details continue to come out regarding the horrible deaths at the House of Trade Unions in Odessa with the head of the Emergency Services Vladimir Bodelan, who was at the scene being dismissed for publishing his eyewitness version of the events on his Facebook page. According to the eyewitness account of the veteran rescuer, who has seen his share of bodies and death, what he saw at the House of Trade Unions was so horrible that it "cannot be real".

In his expert opinion he says the people in the House of Trade Unions all died in seconds and not the slow death of smoke inhalation. He also accounted how people were beaten to death and how the Right Sector brutally killed the people as well as how many people were able to successfully escape the burning building on their feet and then died suddenly on the spot.

He writes that even before the fire and smoke began pouring out of the House of Unions, on floors where there was no fire people were running to the windows trying to get fresh air to breathe. Again this was before the fire. He is 100% certain they were not affected by smoke from the fire. The head of the Emrgency Services says that his rescuers saved more than 350 people, and according to unofficial accounts there were more than 100 people killed in the fire.

Igor Kolomoisky Behind Odessa Tragedy Order Murder of Tsarov

In telephone conversations released on the internet even more details are coming out about the real situation in Ukraine. This time a conversation between former Ukrainian presidential candidate Oleg Tsarov, who was publically beaten and the Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky. During the conversation Kolomoisky threatens to hang all of Tsarov's relatives in the public square and informs him that he has put out a 1 million dollar price tag on his head.

In the second conversation that was released between Jacob Epstein the counsel of Israel in Ukraine and Oleg Noginsky, during which Noginsky speaks about the above mentioned conversation, Kolomonsky's role in Odessa is revealed. The most chilling aspect of the conversation is the revelation that in the 72 hours before the conversation took place 16 of the people who had been arrested or rescued from the Odessa fire had already been killed with Noginsky saying that 2 of them were "cut" near their home. The name of the Igor Palitsa, the head of the Odessa region was also mentioned as being involved. Noginsky says Palitsa sees himself as a new Hitler and there will be a new nazi Germany in part of Ukraine.

According to Tsarev yesterday three buses of people in black paramilitary uniforms arrived at what they thought was his home (actually his neighbors) and destroyed everything inside and then set it on fire.

Turchinov and nazi Junta Finally Face Resistance in Rada

Alexander Efremov the Chairman of the Party of Regions faction openly stated that the current situation in the Verkhovna Rada is the height of hypocrisy as he led a demarche of the faction out of the Rada. The move was supported by the Communist faction.

The Party of Regions MP protested the fact that in eastern Ukraine innocent people are being killed and blamed what he called Turchinov's team. He stated that when asked to suspend the anti-"terrorist" operation the Rada pretends that nothing is happening.

Most likely such honest and brave shows of resistance to the junta will multiply as the junta continues to kill and terrorize the civilian population of Ukraine.

Jar2

13 May, 2014 20:44

Did Kerry Actually Accuse Putin of Destabilizing Ukraine? Joseph Zrnchik

Blame for the situation in Ukraine lies fully with the United States and those in Kiev, and for the most part western Ukraine, who were ready to sell out their country to advance US/NATO geopolitical interests. The goal of US/NATO is not one that normal people truly understand, it is one where military objectives against the phantom enemy of the USSR must be carried out and Russia and then China neutralized in order to advance US hegemony which only benefits the elites. For these military planners the people and the countries they are destroying mean nothing. Ukraine to them is an abstraction on a map where pins must be placed showing the location of nuclear missile aimed at Moscow.

The Russian Federation and its leadership for its part has consistently attempted to support Ukraine and the Ukrainian people and has been forced into a defensive stance by mindless US military expansion directly onto its front door. That is the reality that the US continues to attempt to obfuscate.

Those in the West carrying out this plan have absolutely no morality, no consideration for the millions of lives they eradicate and no respect for rule of law or international standards. Their one goal is global military domination at any cost.

The truth is what the US is afraid of because when their crimes are recognized and the egregiousness and illegitimacy of all their actions, especially since 9-11, become too much for the world to stomach any longer, all of their plans will be stopped dead in their tracks. In a normal world we might hope for prosecutions for the crimes against peace and humanity that the US has been guilty of, but the Bush reign shows that this will never happen because the US controls all of the organs of international law and the people of the world who can bring about such prosecutions are either bought and paid for or too meek to actually do something.

Through my journalistic work I have documented and taken issue with the way the US government and the military machine that controls it have been bashing around the world and imposing its will illegally while eradicating the lives of millions and at times it seems to no avail as the US continues its campaign of mindless global domination to advance its own interests while lying to the world about terrorism and democracy.

I receive a lot of mail from readers and those who are also alarmed with the crimes against humanity that the US continues to get away with with impunity and the massive illegality that has spread through the US Government since the 9-11 neo-con coup. From torture to mass surveillance, from extra-judicial executions to mass secret detention, from literal genocide to multiple acts of aggressive war, the US Government (in their own terms) has gone completely off the reservation.

One of my readers and a contributor to the Voice of Russia recently wrote a very concise article on the situation in Ukraine and one which I believe needs to be shared. As a former high level military planner and trainer inside the US military machine in my opinion his views are of special interest. The following is an article by Joseph Zrnchik, a retired US military planner and trainer. I hope you find it as informative as I did.

Joseph Zrnchik

Photo provided by Joseph Zrnchik

Did Kerry actually accuse Putin of destabilizing Ukraine?

by Joseph Zrnchik

Seeing how Victoria Nuland was placed on Youtube on an intercepted phone call plotting for the overthrow of the elected Ukrainian government and is then seen on Youtube bragging about how the U.S. had funded opposition groups, that included fascist elements, to the tune of $5 billion USD, one would have to be impaired to take John Kerry’s latest remarks seriously.

After the US State Department funded anarchy and helped to pay for a fascist government that used paramilitary groups to conduct false-flag atrocities whereby its snipers executed unarmed police while also killing their own pro-Ukrainian protesters to foment unrest so as to accuse the former president of crimes against humanity, Kerry then had the audacity to accuse Putin of "distraction, deception and destabilization." It really is true what they say about effective propaganda in that you accuse your target of doing the exact same thing you are doing. Yet, Kerry is now crying to Moscow to beg for Putin’s help while at the same time accusing Putin of creating this Washington-sponsored fiasco.

Putin, to his credit, has taken the former Soviet position of allowing democratic secession following the same principles that allowed for the peaceful dissolution of the Soviet Empire. Putin has stated that democratic principles ought to allow for the self-determination of millions who feel they would otherwise be held under boot by an oppressive and fascist government that has been illegally constituted and that has proven itself willing to kill innocents and now incinerates its citizens by engaging in Waco-styled atrocity.

Much has been written about the recent slaughter being committed by mercenaries. There are mainstream news stories from reputable media organizations that German intelligence now has identified over 400 former Blackwater mercenaries in Ukraine carrying out atrocities for the regime. It seems the Kiev government could no longer count on its elite troops whom earlier surrendered to unarmed protesters and then defected to Crimea after having been sent on an "anti-terrorist mission." It is apparent that the US wants the pro-Russian citizens of Ukraine to know that the US.

Empire is perfectly willing to incinerate protesters to achieve its ends as one wonders how long it will take for the UN to make some lame and meaningless comment that exonerates the US while placing all blame on Russia. The UN has become so dysfunctional that one wonders if it can any longer even cite its principles or constitution much less be taken seriously anymore.

That Kerry can now stand by and accuse Putin of trying to destabilize the Ukraine and reestablish the Soviet Union drips with hypocrisy, lunacy, stupidity, irony and lies. It is apparent that this man knows absolutely no shame and has told such brazen lies that it led to Lavrov and Putin refusing to take any calls from the US State Department for weeks while Kerry started to look unhinged while making crazier and crazier remarks and threats.

Putin has stood by and watched the US expand NATO almost to the Russian border while the US makes threats against Russia. Now the US wants to engages in economic warfare as Putin has merely stood by and watched US plans unravel as it seems the US has overplayed its hand and gone one coup too far. When considering eastern Ukraine, one wonders when the right of a population to be repatriated should be granted. It is apparent that the US has no foreign policy except for opportunism and the theory that might makes right.

But, all is not lost for the US and its elites as it is seen they always benefit from the chaos they sow. Now the US wants to deploy more troops, sell and deploy more weapon systems, create more bases and expand US militarism in an attempt to influence a situation that it can now only aggravate. The US, even after its failures in Iraq and Afghanistan, still seems unable understand the limits of military power in dealing with situations and problems that are essentially economic and political in nature. Who pays the costs for this? It is the American taxpayer who gets put on the hook for costs, but it is the people of targeted nations that suffer consequences never reported on or mentioned in the U.S. media. Who benefits? It is the Washington political establishment that is heavily invested in the military-industrial complex and bankrupting the US as it continues to reap obscene profits from the misery, unrest and mass murder it sponsors.

Ukraine's acting President, Alexander Turchynov, has proven to be a stooge of Washington’s and had already been singled out by Victoria Nuland as the US puppet designed to give the coup a thin veneer of legitimacy. The problem is that the same crooks that installed Turchynov are also the same crooks that have sent the country teetering in the brink of financial collapse and anarchy. The fact is that this government has now sold out its people to Western imperialism and there will be nothing but ruin and destitution in store for the people for as far as the eye can see. The full effect of the country being sold out has yet to be felt, but it is sure to end in unmitigated disaster for Ukrainians.

While the US wanted war crimes tribunals and International Criminal Court involvement for what was the bloodless and democratic repatriation of millions of ethnic Russians, the US voice now falls silent as the Ukrainian government incinerated dozens of its own citizens who did not support its fascist putsch.

Now it has become clear that the US is allowing mercenaries to attack the very citizens whom Ukrainian soldiers had refused to fire on. The US is also trying to smear a democratic political movement by branding it as terrorism, yet it seems the only people being incinerated are unarmed protesters. Again there is no call for recrimination by the US against the current government for incinerating Russians or for the killing of unarmed police and even pro-Ukrainian nationalists by this gangster government. Does Kerry really think Europeans are as politically ignorant as Americans?

Even as the EU tries to defuse the situation, NATO, which lost its reason for existence with the demise of the Soviet Empire, now seeks to threaten Russia in an attempt to dominate and control Russia’s near abroad. Given that we now see with perfect clarity what the US has tried and failed to do, yet using its failure as an excuse to expand military spending, how can Russia not deploy soldiers on its border?

Imagine if Russia were destabilizing Mexico and then installed a pro-Russian fascist government in Mexico that had incinerated its citizens and used military snipers to create chaos and division, and then had Russia demand that the US pull its troops back from the US-Mexico border, would Putin be reasonable in demanding that the US evacuate Fort Hood?

US' goofiness may end up dragging the EU into war with a trading partner who merely seeks to do business without the threat of being completely encircled by a country that has a thousand military bases in over 120 countries. That the US now seeks an "Asian Pivot" as it also has begun deploying forces even in Africa, ought to make people with more than two functioning brain cells understand that all of this potential for death and destruction should be hung at the neocon's front doorstep. The US is now attempting to threaten a nuclear power and has taken arrogance to an art form. Those who have engaged in this crime ought to be brought to justice.

It is high time the American people quit believing US propaganda and lies and start thinking for themselves. Our criminal elite have run amok for too long because we Americans have been lazy and willfully ignorant. Whatever tragedy befalls Americans, so long as we stand idle against international crime by our elite, we will deserve whatever happens. But, you can bet that those profiting from any war will not be the ones having to fight it.

No American should count on the media to help educate the masses or work to avert disaster. The media has turned propaganda into a state religion. It now serves only to propagandize the masses. Given what I have seen over the last two decades, it appears the neocons are correct in their strategy of using media to control the masses. When I talk to teachers, police, lawyers, blue-collar workers, medical professionals, bankers, and businessmen, none of them have any idea what is going on in the Ukraine, nor do they have a single iota of historical perspective regarding the current situation. They mindlessly quote all the talking points given by the media’s talking heads. It is as if they are mentally challenged. To know the truth and see the ridiculousness of the narrative makes me disgusted. The truth has become is so inverted that I personally have lost all hope. I now know there is no depth too low for my government to sink. The media, instead of telling the truth, exposing lies and contradicting propaganda, is now achieving the neocon dreams of Strauss and Trotsky in serving to sell war to the masses. I no longer hold any hope and am no longer under any illusion regarding the brutality of the American government, but then look and see how easily the American government was able to sell genocide of native Americans to the European settlers.

Jar2

12 May, 2014 21:51

"Ukraine Reminiscent of hitler’s Germany" – President Yanukovich

John Robles

The western installed nazi junta in Ukraine is having problems that no amount of lies or spin from Washington will be able to fix. No matter how hard top western officials attempt to legitimize their NATO puppets and demonize and kill the citizens of Ukraine who are against the nazi coup government, their efforts are failing.

The populations of the People’s Republic of Donetsk and the People’s Republic of Lugansk, in transparent democratic referendums have chosen to separate from Ukraine (Banderastan).

Referendums Under Terror and Gunfire

The brave people of the two regions must be applauded and respected and any derision or attempt to portray the referendums for anything other than what they were, the legitimate voice of the people making their voices heard, can only be viewed as outrageous self-serving disgraceful empty propaganda.

The criminality and the egregious use of military forces, paramilitary fascist groups and 400 CIA/Greystone mercenaries by the western backed nazi junta in Kiev cannot be underlined or repeated enough as long as the disgraceful, mindless lock stepping media and subservient "officials" lacking any sense or vestige of humanity, continue to use the internal Ukrainian crisis to demonize Russia and continue to throw around words to describe the poor suffering population of Ukraine such as rebels, terrorists, separatists, pro-Russian this and that, insurgents and the like.

The reality is that the people of eastern Ukraine (yes the "people" I called them people because that is what they are) have been living in terror since the nazi junta came to power in Kiev. They have had to watch as their democratically elected government was taken over by US/NATO/CIA/EU fascists, the President of Ukraine had to flee for his life and fascists have taken over their government. Then upon deciding that they would not stand for such a coup, and being treated as if they were committing a crime by attempting to have their voices heard, they were forced to have a referendum NOT TO JOIN RUSSIA and NOT TO LEAVE UKRAINE but to become federal subjects with a certain level of autonomy which is the only way their voices would be heard.

For this crime, the crime of attempting to be democratic and have a voice, these innocent civilians were labeled "terrorists" by the real terrorists in the junta, and the CIA/Right Sector/Greystone/Kiev armed forces were launched against them.

The bloodshed and cold blooded murders of civilians by the CIA’s Greystone, the Right Sector, the Maidan Defense Forces and the Ukrainian army controlled by the junta in eastern Ukraine, are crimes that must be answered for and the attempt to literally terrorize the population into submission is a sign of the true madness of the fascist coalition which includes CIA/NATO/US/EU and the nazis they have sponsored and placed in power in Kiev.

Even with over a hundred peaceful civilians slaughtered and then set on fire in Odessa by the Right Sector and the Maidan Defense Forces and the ongoing CIA backed "anti-terrorist operation" all over eastern Ukraine, including the point blank merciless shooting of civilian protestors, those attempting to vote and those who committed the crime of "celebrating victory over the nazi scourge", the people have stood up and as I said before the actions of the junta have once again only served to consolidate and unite the people as never before.

According to organizers of the referendum they had never seen such a turnout and people were even going to the polls under active gunfire. Innocent people have already died for carrying out a simple democratic referendum and their deaths are made a mockery of by people like William Hague.

One has to openly ask the question is NATO really a nazi organization and are they prepared to "cleanse" all of the eastern regions of Ukraine in order to rid themselves and their nazi installed puppets of opposition? Apparently they are when disgusting sub-human mindless nazi puppets like Turchinov, Yatsenyuk and Tigyanbok continue to talk about the fact that "cleansing" operations will continue in eastern Ukraine.

William Hague "spokes tool for the world"

Knowing the real situation in Ukraine and seeing the complete twisting of reality that officials like skin headed revisionist in chief William Hague are attempting to spin to the world audience can only lead one to the conclusion that the west has gone mad and completely lost touch with reality. William Hague, speaking to the press and proving to anyone left with a doubt that he is the lapdog to Obama that Blair was to Bush, was the first to jump the gun with pre-written statements about the "legitimacy", or lack thereof, of the referendum in the Donetsk People’s Republic.

Hague (the anti-matter of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov) unlike the principled position of Lavrov, showed that he has no regard for the people of Ukraine, and like the nazis and their desire to cleanse the Eastern lands to make living space for the Aryan race obviously believes that the bothersome people deserve to be obliterated to make space for his NATO missiles and his beloved Right Sector nazis. Pretty strong words? Not in the least if you consider that Hague knows exactly what is going on in Ukraine, after all he and his US/NATO masters are responsible for all of it.

In an eight sentence article for the London Evening Standard which took two writers to put together (maybe one was holding the gun to the head of the other?) William (I have no moral fortitude) Hague, is quoted as having apparently appointed himself as speaker for the world: "… the referendums in eastern Ukraine had ‘zero credibility in the eyes of the world’". I would argue that now Hague himself has zero credibility.

To back up Hague’s outrageous fabrication the writers (or the writer and the gunman) cite as support for Hague the ridiculous junta puppets in Kiev as hving said the referendums were a "farce".

The duo is obviously factually challenged and actually wrote that the junta’s "… grip on the country’s east appears to be disintegrating…", challenged because the brutal fascists in Kiev were never supported in the east to begin with. I must repeat: THEY WERE NOT ELECTED! IT WAS A COUP! The nazis in Kiev were elected by Nuland and mentally challenged members of the CIA and NATO who never once stopped to think that the puppets they were placing in power would never be accepted by the people. Wait, perhaps they did think it through and committing genocide has been their plan all along? For that is what it will take for the Ukrainian people to accept the Right Sector, Svoboda, Turchinov and Nuland’s "Yat’s" as their leaders.

Regarding the referendums Herr Hague also stated: "They are illegal by anybody’s standards. They don’t meet any standard, not a single standard of objectivity, transparency, fairness or being properly conducted as a public referendum or election."

Due to the fact that the junta’s out of control "army", which is openly shooting unarmed civilians in the street, was all over the regions and the junta has blocked almost all foreigners from entering Ukraine to observer the referendums, objective western coverage is almost impossible to obtain. But there were at least 400 journalists who did manage to observe and the television footage coming out and blocked by the west showed massive turnouts, clear glass (TRANSPARENT) ballot boxes, enthusiastic if slightly frazzled people and completely normal proceedings. Maybe Hague should watch RT?

President Putin

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told the Kommersant stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin will formulate his attitude to the referenda, held on Sunday, on the status of the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, "on the strength of their results",. What the Russian President's decision will be "is difficult to forecast".

President Putin will not make a statement or decision on such a matter until he has all of the facts. Yes the facts. Something that obviously William Hague nor John Kerry for that matter need. Shall we recall Kerry’s "we know" speech on Syria? Okay never mind.

Kremlin

According to the Voice of Russia citing Interfax, the Kremlin statedRussia was closely following the preparations for and the course of the referendums in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, and respects the choice made by the population, the Kremlin said. "We have taken note of high voter turnout despite attempts to derail the voting and we condemn the force used, including military hardware, against civilians, which lead to fatalities," the Kremlin said.

"Moscow respects the will of the population of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions and hopes that the practical implementation of the outcome of the referendums will proceed along civilized lines, without repeat outbreaks of violence and through dialogue between representatives of Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk," the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

"In the interests of establishing such a dialogue all mediation efforts will be welcome, including by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe," the Kremlin said.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

The Voice of Russia reports that Mr. Lavrov statedRadicals, army, heavy weapons were used in Ukraine to disrupt referendums, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "The turnout was high despite attempts to disrupt the vote, including attempts to do so using ultra-radical militants, the army and heavy weapons against civilians. There were casualties," Sergei Lavrov said, commenting on Sunday’s referendums in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions after talks with his Ugandan counterpart Sam Kutesa.

The President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich

The Voice of Russia also reports that the President of Ukraine said he understands the decision made by the people of Donetsk region to come to the referendum and vote for their independence.

"Why did an overwhelming majority of citizens who live in Donetsk region come to the referendum and vote for any other state system except for a system in which you can call your citizens terrorists and kill them with impunity? Because the people of Ukraine have reached the limit of their patience," Yanukovich said in a statement possessed by Interfax.

"Dissidents were persecuted in Germany then and now whole cities in Ukraine are experiencing a blockade only because the people are defending their viewpoint, which is different from that of the ruling regime," Yanukovich said in a statement obtained by Interfax.

"Today's Ukraine is reminiscent of Germany under Hitler. Hitler then designated an enemy represented by dissident intelligentsia, Jews, Gypsies, etc. They were blamed for all the problems of German society and the propaganda played its role some time later," the document says.

Respect the People

According to the United Nations Charter all people have the right to self-determination, except apparently for those who do not do what US/NATO/CIA want. And the people of Ukraine, not the Right Sector and their armed nazis, do not represent the people of Ukraine. Nor does the junta. Idiot puppets like Yatsenyk and Turchinov would never have been voted into power by the people of Ukraine, hence the coup. That should be obvious, and it is only through a farce presidential election held in a country in turmoil that they will be allowed to stay in power.

The traitors in Kiev have sold out their country but it is the people who we must respect, and they have spoken even under threat of death by shooting. Why doesn’t the junta just hold a referendum asking the Ukrainian people if they support their little group of western backed gigolos in Kiev? Why? Because they know the people do not want them. Nuland wants them. NATO wants them. The Ukrainian people would boo them out of town (at minimum) like they did when the nazi goons Turchinov and Yatsenyuk showed up at a Victory Day celebration. This was after the Rada posted a statement in their webstie by Turchinov (which was not translated in English and improperly translated in Russian) but which in Ukrainian called Victory Day "a day of shame for the Ukrainian people". According to Turchinov the "Ukrainian" people are the Bandera followers of Banderastan.

Turchinov and his little cabal will eventually pay for their crimes against the Ukrainian people, and that is a given. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Odessa last night chanting "We will not forgive, we will not forget!" Neither will we.

Donetsk People's Republic

VOR also reports that the organizers of the referendum on the status of the Lugansk region say that: 96.2% of the region's residents who have a right to vote voted for the state independence of the Lugansk People's Republic on May 11. The chairman for the Central Elections Commission Malykhin in charge of the referendum, told a press conference in Lugansk on Monday that 1.35 million ballots were given to voters at polling stations and another 15,000 ballots were given to voters outside of polling stations.

Lugansk People's Republic

According to the Voice of Russia's coverage the Lugansk People's Republic declared itself a sovereign state following the referendum on the status of the region, People's Governor of the Lugansk region Valery Bolotov said.
"We have chosen our own path of independence from tyranny and bloody dictatorship by Kiev junta, from fascism and nationalism. We have chosen the path of freedom and the rule of law," Bolotov said in an address to residents of the Lugansk region.

According to Lugansk officials, some 90 percent of the voters supported the region's drive to secede from Ukraine and become an independent sovereign state during the referendum on Sunday. The move comes shortly after the Donetsk region declared its independence from Kiev earlier in the day and said it would ask Moscow to join Russia.

The Goose Stepping West and its Ministry of Truth

The reaction from the West and its top officials was predictable although worthy of note for its goose stepping conformity to pre-arranged positions and the complete demonization of the Ukrainian people and all of the lies about Russia somehow being involved.

Finally (as I have had enough from reading the western media and need to find a barf bag), the west [sic] keeps saying the situation in Ukraine is somehow linked to Russia and some sort of expansion etc. Let’s not forget it was Nuland who gave the go ahead on the CIA/USAID/BND/US/EU coup and it was the West which destabilized Ukraine and it was the their puppets who drove the people to a referendum. Stop demonizing Russia already, you people are beginning to look like nazis yourselves.

Finally and finally

After a meeting between Dennis Miller and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev it has been announced that gas deliveries to Ukraine will soon be on a prepaid basis. Prime Minister Medvedev told Mr. Miller it is time to stop delivering gas for free and stated that delivery of gas to Ukraine should be on a prepaid basis begining tomorrow.

No more free gas. Have a nice day!

Jar2

9 May, 20:09

US/Nazi Collaboration: Ukraine and Worldwide

Prof Barry Lituchy

US/Nazi collaboration: Ukraine and worldwide – Prof Barry Lituchy

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The US government, NATO, European Union countries and their pliant media are all suppressing the truth about what is really occurring in Ukraine, just like in Yugoslavia. And they are supporting and using Nazi groups to fulfill geopolitical objectives, something that they have continued to do since the end of the Great Patriotic War (World War II). It would be understandable if Jews worldwide raised the alarm and took up arms, metaphorically speaking, against the US. However, they are not being informed and the truth is being suppressed. We spoke to Professor Barry Lituchy, the editor and co-author of the book “Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia”. He is also a member of the US-Jewish community and has roots in Ukraine. He spoke about the US support and the continuation of US collusion with Nazis and fascists worldwide.

Professor Barry Letuchy

Hello, this is John Robles, I’m speaking with Professor Barry Lituchy, he is a teacher of history at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. He is also the co-author of “Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia” analysis and survivor testimony. He is also the founder and President of the Jasenovac Research Foundation and the Vice President of the Holocaust Memorial Committee in Brooklyn, New York.

Robles: Hello Sir, how are you this evening?

Lituchy: I’m very well John, thank you for calling.

Robles: I’d really like to hear your views on the current situation here in Europe and in Ukraine in particular with the holocaust, the rise of fascist movements in Europe, the support by the US government of known Nazi groups in Ukraine and all of this in light of the victory over the Nazis in World War II?

Lituchy: John, the Jews in the United States are very much aware of the rise of anti-Semitism and of neo-Nazism in Europe right now. What they are less aware of though is the connection between US foreign policy and I would say even other EU countries’ foreign policy in helping to promote the rise of this neo-fascist movement that is occurring in numerous countries today in Europe and of course most spectacularly and most unfortunately today in the Ukraine.

I would say that the history of this connection between US foreign policy and other EU countries’ foreign policy in promoting and protecting and also subsidizing neo-fascist movements goes back to the end of World War II when the United States and Britain not only did not send Nazi war criminals for trial in countries like Yugoslavia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, but in fact protected them and with the cooperation of the Vatican and the ratlines out of the Vatican allowed them to escape, and then in fact co-opted them as assets for the CIA and MI-6 intelligence services in the post war/World War II years.

In fact we now know that an enormous budget was created to organize and support the organizations of these fascist movements in the post-war era. So, the truth is that it is not really a revival in places like the Ukraine when we see organizations like the Right Sector and Svoboda, with its neo-Nazi insignias and proclamations but rather a continuation of the past.

Robles: Isn’t this disturbing for Jewish Americans and Jews in general? How do you feel about the fact that the Jewish community in Odessa is preparing evacuation plans currently as we speak? I don’t know if you saw the Jerusalem Post article.

Lituchy: Yes, I did see it and as a matter of fact I think there is a great deal of confusion in the United States among American Jews about this because to a large extent unfortunately the major Jewish organizations have not really, I would say to a large extent, they have either gone along with the mainstream media or have not really sounded a clear alarm about these developments, because to a large extent a lot of the major Jewish organizations want to conform to US foreign policy and so therefore if US foreign policy and the US mainstream media’s policy is to suppress the truth, the historical truth about these fascist movements and their connection to US foreign policy, I think then that is also what the major Jewish organizations are going to do, unfortunately.

But I think there is also a great deal of knowledge about what is going on among many American Jews. So, you will see a very contradictory and differentiated response to these developments.

But historians certainly know what is going on and historians know the trajectory of this and the background to this current evolution of fascist movements in places like the Ukraine and I think that it is really incumbent on them to … it’s important for them to speak out and that is why I am here because it is very important for academics and scholars of the Holocaust to make clear that this is not an accident and it is a very clear danger.

What happened in Odessa recently is a development that in many ways is identical to what occurred in October 1941 when the Romanian army entered Odessa, took Odessa and after an attack on the Romanian high command in Odessa, they basically burned to death across Odessa.

So, it is not surprising that the Right Sector when they came into Odessa a few days ago repeated history. They burned their victims to death. Historians can see that this is not reminiscent. It is identical to what occurred in the Holocaust.

Robles: Those are their heroes and they are trying to emulate the Nazi SS and the Bandera Nazis who were even considered brutal by the SS.

Lituchy: I think that a lot of American Jews, a significant number of American Jews can trace their heritage back to the Ukraine, a place that was home to millions of Jews before World War II and many American Jews like myself have a direct connection to the past history of the Ukrainian fascist movement.

I can tell you from my own family’s experience, we came from a town in the Ukraine, the Lituchys that is, came from a town in the Ukraine called Zhashkov or Zhashkova in Russian, and in 1919 we suffered a terrible pogrom there organized by the Ukrainian nationalist leader Symon Petlyura, and the Jews of Zhashkov, or Zhashkova, were rounded up and sent to the Synagogue and others were sent to other buildings, and if they could pay enough in gold, they survived, and if they could not, they were burned to death.

So, this is a family memory and this story was told to me by my grandfather’s sister 30 somewhat years ago when I was young and it is something that everyone in my family knows because we never returned to our homes in that town after that pogrom and many, many, many Jews in that town were burned alive, killed, including two of my grandfather’s cousins who were shot even though we paid Petlyura’s boys the ransom that they wanted.

I see Petlyura really as the father of Ukrainian fascism more than Bandera. Bandera was more or less a pupil of Petlyura and so this movement has its origins to the time when the Germans first occupied the Ukraine in 1918. They saw the advantage then of sponsoring an extreme Ukrainian nationalist movement with clerical overtones, anti-Russian, anti-Jewish and deeply so. We should remember Petlyura denounced Russians and Jews and also outlawed the Russian language. And so the flag of present day Ukraine dates to that time as well.

So all of this was then re- … that was a kind of dress rehearsal. A lot of American Jews know about this because it is their family background, the estimates of historians is that between 150,000 and 200,000 Jews were killed in the Ukraine just during the period from 1917 to 1921, during these pogroms. There was over 2,000 pogroms.

So, this is well-known to many American Jews even if the American-Jewish leaders may not wish to come out and denounce US foreign policy in the Ukraine, in supporting these movements, nevertheless many, many American Jews are familiar with this story.

Robles: What is the reaction, what is your reaction to Victoria Nuland? She is a member of the Jewish community. I am sure she had Intelligence, I am sure she knew exactly who Svoboda was, who Yatsenyuk was, who Tyganbok was. How could they actually allow these people to come into power?

Lituchy: Yeah, well it’s very hard for me to know exactly what’s in the mind of someone like Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland or much less her husband Robert Kagan, the hardline neo-conservative, theorist and advisor to presidents from Reagan to Clinton.

As far as their Jewish identity and their desire to use political movements with deeply anti-Semitic as well as racist, anti-Russian racist ideas, that is something really for a psychiatrist, I think, to figure out.

Robles: Is this a case perhaps of they are after Russia, so they’ll do anything they can?

Lituchy: Well John, the United States has …. US foreign policy has, for a very long time used former Nazis and other neo-Nazis in foreign policy.

Perhaps the most dramatic recent case of this was in Yugoslavia. In Yugoslavia it became quite clear when the United States first was putting pressure to break up Yugoslavia in early 1990, it was quite clear that the conflict that was emerging in Yugoslavia was sponsored by the United States and European countries like Britain and Germany and even the Vatican by reviving neo-fascist movements.

These neo-fascist movements whether they be the Croatian Ustaša, or Croatian Nazis, or Bosnian-Muslim fascists, like Alija Izetbegović, who in fact was a former Nazi. Regardless of what they were, it was clear that this was part of the policy and that was what was driving the conflict and that ultimately proved to be the decisive factor in shattering Yugoslavia, in destroying Yugoslavia.

And that was why I began to organize conferences and ultimately leading to my book on this subject of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia, because there was a clear connection to US foreign policy in the Balkans and the revival of these fascist movements, and that story was being suppressed.

That was being suppressed in the media at that time, it was even suppressed in Holocaust institutions. Well particularly the US government Holocaust Museum in Washington DC told nothing about the story of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia when it opened in 1993 and in fact they invited Franjo Tudjman, an open anti-Semite and racist, an anti-Serb, to speak to the opening of that museum.

Robles: How could they possibly do that? What were they thinking? Are they making a mockery of everything?

Lituchy: The Yugoslav Jewish community did protest that but it got no play in the media, it was suppressed just as they had suppressed in the museum the whole story of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia at that time.

Since then, of course, they have added it to the museum but at that time because it was an inconvenient truth for the US government to talk about it, the US government in their museum on the Holocaust just erased the Holocaust in Yugoslavia, it didn’t talk about the hundreds of thousands of Serbs, the 60,000 plus Jews, and the hundreds of thousands of Romas who were killed in Yugoslavia simply for being who they were, for racist reasons by the Croatian Ustaša and other fascist collaborators.

The lesson that was learnt from that experience in the 1990s in the Balkans was that this oppression of historical truth in regard to the Holocaust is a life-or-death issue because it ultimately it sets peoples up for victimization. In other words, the same people who were the victims of the Holocaust in World War II were being targeted to be victimized all over again. And this is the problem again with the Ukraine.

This is why the story of the fascists in the Ukraine, the massive involvement of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists, in carrying out the Holocaust in the Ukraine and their subordination to the SS and the Nazis in the occupation and Holocaust in Ukraine in World War II is being suppressed because it goes contrary to US foreign policy and because the aim of US foreign policy is to suppress that truth. So the same people can be victimized all over again - in this case, Russians and Jews.

Robles: Since you mentioned that, how important it is not to forget history, President Putin today just signed several laws into effect making Holocaust denial, making whitewashing Nazism, being an apologist and making false statements about World War II, those are now - in the US they are called felony offenses - but those are serious crimes now in Russia.

Lituchy: They are serious. They are serious.

Robles: What I have seen, for example with my students, young people today almost know nothing about the Holocaust, about what Nazis did in the concentration camps, about the experiments, about the atrocities. In Ukraine I think people just try to ignore the problem. Now there is blood flowing in the streets.

Lituchy: Governments today in the West, the United States, the European Union, Britain, Germany, they want to suppress the truth about the Holocaust in the Ukraine. They want to suppress the truth about the fascist movement in the Ukraine and its crimes because they want to allow these movements who victimized the peoples of the Ukraine, the non-Ukrainian population, the Russians and the Jews, and anyone who isn’t Ukrainian. They want to victimize them all over again so that they can use this Ukrainian ultra-nationalist and fascist movements to establish NATO expansion into the Ukraine. I think everyone knows that but that’s being suppressed by the media. It’s being suppressed by the government.

You were listening to an interview with Professor Barry Lituchy, he teaches history at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. He is also the editor and co-author of “Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia” analysis and survivor testimony. He is the President and founder of the Jasenovac Research Foundation, as well as the Vice President of the Holocaust Memorial Committee in Brooklyn, New York.

Jar2

8 May, 19:19

NATO’s Ukraine: Fascists, Blood, Terror, Fire, Water and Free Gas John Robles

The junta in Kiev is continuing its campaign of terror and violence against the people of Ukraine and is also attempting to expand it short-sighted retaliatory measures against the peaceful civilians in the Russian Federal Republic of Crimea.

While continuing to receive Russian gas despite unpaid gas deliveries amounting to $3.5 billion (which Russia has been generous enough not to cut off due to the adverse effect such a move would have on the Ukrainian people) the junta, under false self-created pretexts, has decided to punish the residents and the civilian population of its former subject Crimea by cutting off all freshwater supplies to the territory through the North Crimea Canal providing another example of the junta’s complete disregard for the well-being of the civilian population.

Although Crimea, through a legal democratic referendum carried out after the overwhelming demands of the populace made the decision to rejoin the Russian Federation after decades of being a marginalized yet more-or-less autonomous part of Ukraine, is now part of the Russian Federation, during its transition period it is still partially dependent on Ukraine for some electricity and fresh water supplies and Kiev is using this as a weapon against the people.

The fascist junta occupying the bodies of government in Kiev continues to ignore the will, and more importantly the very well-being, of not only the people of Ukraine but of the Crimea which had been given to Ukraine like a sack of potatoes in an unfortunate decision by Nikita Khrushchev which was designed to bring closer unity between Ukraine and Russia exemplified by the slogan “Eternally Together" which could be seen on Soviet posters commemorating the event in 1954. Some members of the Supreme Soviet said the transfer was to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Pereyaslav which was supposed to have unified the Ukraine and Russia.

In contrast to Russian generosity and respect for the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian state, further underlined by Russia recently pulling its troops away from the Ukrainian border (a move Russia in no way was obligated to do), Russia’s aforementioned continued deliveries of gas and other necessary strategic resources, Russia’s assistance in guaranteeing the security and wellbeing of Crimeans and the Ukrainian population and even the utmost respect with which Russia treated Ukrainian national symbols and soldiers in Crimea when they decided not to serve in the Russian army (Russia going so far as to ship Ukrainian tanks and military hardware back to Ukraine at its own expense), the complete disregard for the common people by the fascist junta is historic in proportion and can only be justified by the junta’s own twisted ideological psychosis which has openly targeted anyone opposing them for destruction in keeping with the genocidal ideology of the nazis they attempt to emulate.

The crimes against the people of Ukraine by the violent fascist thugs in power against their own people continue to be carried out systematically and with the assistance of the CIA and European powers, who are not only actively complicit but passively approving in their complete lack of any sort of criticism for even the slaughter of what are reported to be over 100 peaceful demonstrators whose only crime was emulating the Maidan tent city in protest of the fascists and who were then brutally butchered and burned alive by forces organized and sent from Kiev.

The West is even complicit in (being controlled by what was supposed to be a defensive organization NATO but which has become a lawless aggressor) the historically unprecedented move of a government activating the military and using nazi paramilitaries to suppress popular unrest.

Regardless of the false labeling of protestors as “terrorists”, the continued demonization of Russia, the war against journalists (including myself) and the covering up of crimes, the real terrorists in Kiev and the Right Sector can in no way justify the pogroms and the killing of their own citizens, neighbors and countrymen. Even the insidious use of the label "pro-Russian" is no justification. I am also 100% pro-Russian, does that mean I should die and be exterminated? If so let that be the case but I will not go down without a fight and I would be honored to die for Russia against fascists if it comes to war and this sentiment is held by millions upon millions in Ukraine and Crimea, hence guaranteeing the unmerciful demise of the nazi junta who in no way will be able to hold on to power and who are obviously insane for believing they will be able to.

For US/NATO/CIA/EU it does not matter of course, they need only be in power long enough to allow for NATO expansion into Ukraine and the division they are causing in the heart of Rus is already a victory for the mindless war machine that NATO has become.

By attempting to punish the people of Crimea by cutting off water, a populace forced by the actions of the junta itself, to seek reunification with Russia, the US/NATO/EU installed and backed illegitimate fascist junta that was assisted by the US in violently taking power in Kiev in February from a democratically elected government, is continuing its de facto cowardly illegal war on the Ukrainian and Crimean people.

According to the Crimean authorities water supply issues were addressed many time on the official level to counter the junta’s false claim that there were payment arrears and offers were even made to pay for the water at many times over the accepted rate. Each attempt to resolve the issue was met with obfuscation and non-response, clearly showing the junta’s attempt to punish the Crimean people.

The path of force, intimidation, brutality and murder that the fascist junta has chosen to continue on is one that is unsustainable and with each passing day and with every move they make, they are guaranteeing their own demise. Yet the West continues to support and attempt to legitimize the junta as they manipulate the media, twist the facts, ignore the truth, demonize Russia and confuse the western audience. This is important because no matter how the West attempts to twist the events and demonize Russia, that message will never change the truth for the Ukrainian people who are living under a nazi junta and that truth will eventually come out.

After bringing Kiev to ruins, killing hundreds in a violent coup that robbed the Ukrainian people of the president and the government that they had elected, outlawing the Russian language which is spoken by over 96% of the Ukrainian people, waging a campaign of terror, xenophobia, intolerance and hate to subjugate the people, making a mockery of government and all state bodies, subjecting innocent people to a reign of terror, terrorizing the press into blind compliance, losing an entire section of the country after marginalizing and terrorizing its people, calling forth the army to kill its own people alongside nazi para-military murderers, corrupting all bodies of justice and burning alive and brutally murdering those opposed to them, the nazi junta continues to pound more nails into its own coffin and prove to the Ukrainian people and the world, despite the criminal collusion of the West in attempting to legitimize them, the true nature of the animals that they are.

No Russian Involvement

Russia continues to attempt to help the Ukrainian people and Ukraine although this is made almost impossible due to the fact that an illegal "government" is in power but has nothing to do with the internal conflict in that country. President Vladimir Putin stated yesterday after a meeting with OSCE head Didier Burkhalter:

"As soon as our colleagues in Europe or the US drive one situation or another into a blind alley, they always say that now the key to resolving the problem lies in the hands of Moscow and it bears the entire responsibility…"

"As regards what will suit Russia and what won't suit Russia. We are not a party to this conflict. The parties are inside Ukraine," President Putin also stated.

Cutting Off the Water

Ukraine has already started cutting off the supply of fresh water to Crimea by erecting a dam made of sandbags across the North Crimean channel. "According to eyewitnesses, cranes and other construction machinery were spotted 40 km from the border between Crimea and Ukraine, near the Armyansk-Herson interstate. Following the reunification of Crimea with Russia, Ukraine decreased the flow of fresh water down the North Crimean channel to a third of the regular amount since April 14, and on April 24 closed off the channel’s sluicegates completely."

The Junta’s Days Are Numbered

Moscow knows that eventually those ordering illegal military operations against civilians and those responsible for the situation in Ukraine will eventually have to answer to the Ukrainian people. This is a given and one which the junta seems to have ignored. Ukrainians will never allow fascists, traitors and western puppets like Turchinov, Yatsenyuk, Tyganobok, Klitschko, Yarosh to force their will on the people and stay in power for long.

By moves such as ordering military operations against civilians, burning people alive in Odessa, the daily atrocities and moves like attempting to deny people of water the junta is only showing it is playing a losing hand. The junta may be causing suffering but in the long term the damage they are causing to themselves is multiplying. The junta’s actions, like the actions of the West against Russia, are forcing Ukrainians, Crimeans and Russians to become more creative, self-sustaining, independent and in the end much stronger, and if there ever was a war fought for the hearts and minds of the people of Ukraine and Russia, I believe it is a very clear fact, that that war has long been lost.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@list.ru.

Jar2

5 May, 2014 13:35

Fascists Burning People Alive in Odessa, nazism on the Rise in Europe

John Robles

Fascists burning people alive in Odessa, nazism on the rise in Europe

Historically speaking it was just a short while ago that a group of "nationalists", led by a madman who had a gift for evoking ultra-nationalist sentiment and blind obedience and a special talent for awakening the mindless blood thirsty beast that may still reside in the deepest darkest primordial recesses of the human psyche, launched a campaign of genocide and drove the planet into a state of world war.Historically speaking it was just a short while ago that a group of "nationalists", led by a madman who had a gift for evoking ultra-nationalist sentiment and blind obedience and a special talent for awakening the mindless blood thirsty beast that may still reside in the deepest darkest primordial recesses of the human psyche, launched a campaign of genocide and drove the planet into a state of world war.

That man of course was Adolph Hitler and the genocidal beasts he led were called the Nazis, but then of course you know that. The reign of terror and death that was the totalitarian dictatorship of the Third Reich lasted from 1933 until 1945 and took with it as many as 85 million human beings, with from 28 to 40 million of those being Soviet and Russian citizens.

The Nazis believed that the Jews were the principle ethnic enemy of their German Aryan race and along with Jews and other "mud people" (as most of us were described in Mein Kampf) the Nazis committed a campaign of extermination against the "mud people", principally Jews, that became known as the Holocaust. The Holocaust Memorial Museum puts the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust at between 4.9 to 6 million.

The amount of people killed and the atrocities committed by the Nazis in their campaign were so horrific, brutal and evil that there are few historical comparisons. Although the genocide of the indigenous peoples of North and South America being the only other which caused such widespread death only on a far greater scale. That campaign of genocide took the lives of as many as 400 million people.

So then how is it dear reader that the world has allowed Nazis to come to power again? Have we forgotten history, even such recent history as that which occurred only 70 years ago? Have we become passive and apologetic? Or too lazy to really be bothered? Who is to blame? Our gadgets? Our dehumanized 30 second culture. The endless violence and death people see on television?

Atrocities

Before I go any further I would like to share something with all of you and perhaps make you uncomfortable. Perhaps that is the root cause of the problem? I often discuss with my students the Great Patriotic War (World War II) and I am constantly appalled by how little they know about what had occurred and what the Nazis had done. Even here in Russia where everyone has a relative or someone they know who was affected by the war or perished fighting the nazi scourge. Just in case some of you have grown apathetic or have been the victim of historical revisionism let's recall what the Nazis did, the same Nazis that 17 year old kids in Banderastan (the former Ukraine) are glorifying, and it is important to note that the Banderavites were brutal even by Nazi standards. (If you recall all of this bear with me please.)

The Holocaust was a campaign to extinguish groups of human beings. Although for the Nazis they were dehumanized and merely seen as a disease, much in the same way as the indigenous peoples of North and South America and even Australia were dehumanized and classified as animals.

For the Nazis it did not matter if they were murdering a pregnant woman, a baby or an old grandmother, their goal was extermination and the advancement of their own race which they deemed to be the purest and most worthy to exist and dominate others. Towards this advancement thousands suffered and perished in brutal and insane medical experiments most of which had no scientific significance and are classified as medical torture and after the war what were called the Doctors' Trial was held at Nuremberg which led to the creation of the Nuremberg Code of Medical Ethics.

The atrocities committed by the Nazis at concentration camps and most exemplified by those carried out by Dr. Joseph Mengele and others such as Dr. Eduard Wirths, were some of the most revulsive committed during the war. They included many experiments on twins (there is information that MKULTRA mind control experiments were also done on twins and that Joseph Mengele was the founder of the CIA’s MKULTRA program), as they were believed to be important to Mengele to prove that genetics is more important than environment in order to support the Aryan race propaganda.

Experiments included: injecting eyes with chemicals in an attempt to change eye color, sewing twins together, randomly amputating limbs, injecting with chemicals and poisons and watching death occur, shooting and allowing to bleed to death, burning alive, removing organs while patients alive without anesthetic to see how long the patients would live, beating to death, torturing to death by beating lightly on the head with hammers, removing sections of bones and muscles and nerves without anesthetic to test transplantation, freezing people to near death and then throwing them in boiling water, injecting victims with thousands of known diseases and poisons, testing chemical warfare agents, forcing people to survive on nothing but sea water until they dies, sterilizing people with radiation without their knowledge and so.

The crimes committed in the concentration camps were some of the worst during the war, yet atrocities carried out in the field were also horrific. It was common to make soap from the bodies of Jews and lampshades from their flesh. It was also a common Nazi practice to cut skin with tattoos off of victims and save these as trophies or make book covers, purses, wallets or bags out of the bodies of victims. The murder committed by the Nazis of women, children and prisoners of war was often done in mass and with gun fire, however the Nazis were famous for their brutality and things like bashing babies to death against a wall (something favored by the Baderavites) and cutting off breasts or other body parts was not unusual.

The majority of Nazis had absolutely no human morality or remorse (perhaps a genetic defect?) and it was probably this inhuman animal quality that made them difficult to beat on the battle field for normal soldiers. Had they waged normal war against other armies instead of waging a cowardly campaign of genocide against civilians and women and children, their reign over Europe would not have cost so many lives.

These are the same non-humans that certain people in Ukraine are glorifying and attempting to personify along with homicidal maniacs like Stephan Bandera. Ignorant, uneducated, impressionable young people with misplaced patriotism and manipulated by those who would throw them to the wolves like Dmitry Yarosh the rise of Ukraine’s Nazis can no longer be ignored.

Apologists and Indifference

Did Ukraine forget the lessons of WWII? It is possible. But what is more likely is that it is the tolerance that the Ukrainian people had which led to the rise of the Right Sector, the Trident and all of the fascist groups in Ukraine. The Ukrainian people, for the most part, allowed these groups to erect statues to Bandera, train for over a decade, receive funding from the CIA and the US and finally take over their government.

Funded by the CIA, backed by the US Government, led by the likes of Yarosh, Tyahnybok, Yatsenyuk, Turchynov and the whole array of criminals and ambitious greedy power hungry manipulators Ukraine’s Nazis are now showing, beyond any doubt that they are animals of murder and violence just like their German SS heroes. But where is the outcry in Europe? Is Europe also going to allow these people to come to power? Do they really believe (as with American hegemony) that these are benign people who will go away? Or is it really more important for Europe to continue to demonize Russia and play lap dog for the US which brought these people to power?

Odessa

Yesterday I saw photos from inside the Dom Profsoyuz (House of Unions) where 46 people were viciously killed because they simply wanted their voice to be heard and were against the Nazi junta that took power in Ukraine in a violent coup. The photos were disturbing and showed that several people died before the building was set on fire. The people who died were just demonstrators who were being beaten to death in the street even though Nazi leader Turchynov labels these civilians as "terrorists".

He did so knowing full well his Right Sector are the only real terrorists in Ukraine because it is the only way he can launch military operations against them (something he must have been told by John Brennan the CIA director who visited Ukraine shortly before Turchynov announced an "anti-terrorist" operations against his own civilian population. Something he will pay for no doubt in the future.

One blogger described the events in Odessa as follows:

1) They bussed in large numbers of Right Sector thugs.

2) They then got the local football hooligans (paid by oligarchs, according to some reports) to begin a nationalist demonstration.

3) The Right Sector then joined the hooligans and together they viciously attacked the anti-Maidan tent city: the tents were torn down and the anti-regime demonstrators viciously beat up to a pulp. The local cops stood by and watched.

4) The anti-regime demonstrators ran literally for their lives towards the building of Unions which had been their normal rallying point at which point they were surrounded and the building set ablaze.

5) Those attempting to leave the building were severely beat up and many murdered. Many were shot while standing in the windows to flee from the flames.

6) The neo-Nazis did not let the firefighters through.

7) With each jumping demonstrator or each person shot in the windows the crowd would scream "Glory to the Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!" Many took souvenir videos. For them, this was a joyful, liberating event.

8) The Ukrainian social networks flooded with joyful messages congratulation the "heroes" in Odessa and promising more of the same to the accursed Moskals.

9) The Western and Ukie press reported the events as a "clash" with "casualties" but with no reference to any one party causing this massacre.

10) The last fatalities figure was at 46. But with many dying from smoke inhalation and, especially, burns, it will probably go up.

Television reports show the Right Sector thugs going through the pockets of the dead bodies and taking whatever they want, while they are laughing and taking trophy photos. These are the non-humans that have come to power. They are killing their fellow Ukrainians for the sole reason that they want their voice to be heard and the only voice allowed in Ukraine now is the voice of Turchynov and the Right Sector. Of course, no true investigation is forthcoming and the "authorities" will just look the other way as they did with the snipers on Maidan and as they do with the fact that there are almost nothing but traitors and CIA stooges amongst their ranks.

Russian State Duma Demands Probe

According to TASS, the State Duma is demanding a thorough investigation and the toughest punishment possible for those guilty of the Odessa tragedy on May 2.

The Chair of the State Duma Committee for Security from the United Russia faction, Irina Yarovaya noted that all of Kiev’s theories of the tragic events "look absurd." She recalled a theory "according to which federalization supporters had burnt themselves alive." "People allegedly entrenched on the upper floors of the building were hurling Molotov incendiary cocktails at "civilians" standing on the ground that triggered a fire that caused the death of such a large number of people," the lawmaker told about the theory that the Ukrainian Interior Ministry had made public. "However, this theory also does not stand any criticism, because numerous witnesses and journalists have irrefutable proof that these were radicals supported and covered by current Kiev regime with full connivance of police who ousted federalization supporters going out for a peaceful rally to the House of Trade Unions, blocked them there and set them on fire, hurling Molotov incendiary cocktails at the building," Yarovaya said, adding that there were "Many videos on which radicals without hiding their faces are literally boasting of what they had done standing in front of the burning building and giving mocking comments on attempts of people happened to be in a burning trap to save themselves."

"Instead of just scrutinizing available videos and finding those guilty official authorities prefer to devise some theories which are more fantastic than others, accusing Russia’s Federal Security Service and people from Yanukovich’s entourage [legitimate Ukrainian president] of the tragic events."

Europe

While Russia is being provoked and on a daily basis having to watch as more and more ethnic Russians and Russian speakers are being abused and those in Ukraine against the nazi junta are being killed some people are saying where is Russia? After all it was Russia who beat the fascists once. I would say where is Europe? Where is the "international community" where is the outcry? The silence is deafening. Such a big deal was made when supposedly 3 people died at the Boston Marathon a year ago so where is the outcry when 46 people are literally burned alive?

Russian Foreign Ministry

Where is the outcry? It is almost a given now that the West is not reporting. They continue to demonize Russia left and right and have so lost all sense of humanity that the lives of 46 innocent civilians means nothing.

"The Russian Foreign Ministry has demanded that the OSCE give an assessment of the situation and says that the West is not reporting that the Ukrainian Army is shooting unarmed civilians.

The West has actually imposed an information blockade on tragic events taking place in Ukraine," the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

"While Ukrainian punitive squads are carrying out their operations in east Ukraine, conducting sweeps in some settlements and blocking some others, the West has actually imposed an information blockade on tragic events taking place in that country," the ministry said, adding that "It is quite illustrative that even in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) no one is aware that the blood is being shed in Ukraine and troops are shooting at unarmed people."

"Russia demands that the relevant agencies of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe give unbiased assessments to the development picking pace in Ukraine, ministry said.”

Right Sector/Trident/CIA Atrocities

According to various sources, the CIA and FBI have been very active in Ukraine advising the US installed puppets and the Right Sector what to do. The Right Sector is attempting to recruit and train more and more people with one of the key questions for recruits being "Can you shoot an unarmed woman?". In South Eastern Ukraine Turchynov’s operatives (what is left of the Ukrainian Army) are running over civilians with armored personnel carriers and opening fire on women, children and peaceful demonstrators.

Even with the tragedy in Odessa he is remorseless and continues his war on the Ukrainian people.

The Right Sector thugs laughed and cheered and called themselves heroes for killing innocent women and unarmed civilians. They laughed as the literally beat people to death in the street. They laughed at people jumping out of windows to their death and shot anyone who approached a window to try to get air as they suffocated to death.

In other parts of Ukraine things are just as bad as in Odessa, ladies and old people are being gunned down and run over by thugs who have been given tanks and military vehicles. Villages are being bombed and Ukrainian troops are gunning down entire groups of unarmed civilians. For what? Because they do not want nazis in power.

Where is Europe’s Outrage?

When Victoria Nuland said "F the EU" she admitted that the US had planted the very puppets who are killing Ukrainians today. Now we are seeing the true face of who these non-humans are.

Is Europe still under the impression, like many Americans are, that US hegemony and NATO expansion are things benign that will just go away or do not matter? Like Ukrainians thought about the Right Sector. Does Europe really not care that there are Nazis in power in Europe again. On the upcoming anniversary of Russia’s Victory in the Great Patriotic War and Europe’s being freed from Nazi terror, will Europe sit by and watch as the Right Sector and the Ukrainian Nazis stage pogroms and desecrate the memories of the millions who died at the hands of the Nazi scourge?

The world has not learned the lessons of history apparently. Just like many countries attempted to appease Hitler’s Germany, so have they tried to appease Yatsenyuk and the US triumvirate. And once again it is Russia doing the most to fight Nazi fascists.

More Sanctions

While admitting that there is no Russian involvement in the ongoing tragic events in South Eastern Ukraine the West is announcing more sanctions. For what? Because Russia has protested because ethnic Russians and Ukrainian civilians are being murdered on a large scale by neo-Nazis? Has the West lost its mind? Is it okay to kill someone because they may be pro-Russian? Does this mean being Russian is also a reason to be killed? Maybe it is not the same thing but wasn’t that was happening in Germany when the nazis were coming to power? Only then it was Jew and pro-Jew.

Russia was NEVER involved in anything that has happened in Ukraine. Russia did not fund the Right Sector or pay thugs to overthrow the legitimate government. The US did. Russia never sent snipers into Maidan to kill security forces and demonstrators. The Right Sector did. Russia did not take Crimea. The Crimeans left Ukraine (and who can blame them when the first thing that the Nazi did was outlaw the Russian language) of their own volition. Russia has not organized or funded groups in Ukraine, the US did. Russia did nothing to destabilize the country. Again the US did. Russia tried to offer financial assistance and attempted to broker a peace between the sides. So what are the sanctions for? So the US can blackmail and attempt to take the money and property of anyone they want?

So the West continues their sanctions and continues to try to paint homicidal lynch mobs as legitimate forces. If that is okay for America, half a planet away should it be okay for you, Europe? There are Nazis in power in Europe again. They are killing those who oppose them. They were allowed to rise to power by the US and the CIA and all of their agents. Shouldn’t Europe be initiating sanctions against the US? Or do you believe that the US is a benign friendly power, Europe? When will you all wake up? When there is a knock on your door? Or when you are forced onto a train to some sort of camp because you are Jewish, or Russian, or do not deny the Holocaust. If you had been around in 1933 and you knew what you know now about Hitler, would you have tried to stop him? Why are you silent now?

Thanks for reading. Peace to you all.

Jar2

4 May, 23:59

"Saying Russia is at fault in Ukraine is lunatic"

Nick Hudson

Saying Russia is at fault in Ukraine is lunatic – Nick Hudson

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The publication of the book Spy Catсher, an autobiography by a senior MI-6 intelligence officer named Peter Wright, at that time was scandalous for Military Intelligence 5 (or MI-5) and every attempt was made to prevent its publication. Now the publisher of Spy Catcher is about to release a book by a hitman for MI-6 called "Just Between Friends".

As someone involved in the world of espionage we were interested in hearing the opinion of Nick Hudson, the publisher, regarding the current situation in Ukraine as well as the activities of MI-6 and the CIA in that country.

Hello! This is John Robles, I'm speaking with Mr. Nick Hudson. He is the Managing Director of Hudson Publishing in Australia and the former Managing Director for Heinemann Publishing, Australia.

Robles: Hello sir, how are you this morning?

Hudson: I’m very well thank you.

Robles: Can you tell us a little bit about the history of your book Spy Catcher and the new book you are about to release?

Hudson: Spy Catcher was a lovely case. What happened was that my London colleagues had commissioned this book, from the Deputy Director of MI-5, and MI got very angry about it and required them to sign an injunction not to publish it. So, they said to me – will you publish it? – and I said – yes.

However, there was a small problem. And that was that my marketing director, who was a very-very live wire, a good bloke, said he could only sell 3,000 copies. And here we are paying a lot of money for a book which he couldn’t sell. So, I had to one way or another get it on the grapevine get it talked about and known about. I wondered how to do it.

Next moment we got a letter from a senior solicitor acting for Her Majesty’s Attorney General in and for the UK telling us not only would the author be in breach of the Official Secrets Act and in breach of duty of confidence owed to the Crown. And he said the publisher would also be in breach of duty of confidence owed to the Crown.

At that point I realized we’ve got them, because if the Australian Government was not interested in prosecuting, we were in the clear.

So, I decided to leak it to our local newspaper The Age the point being, if I had held a press conference, it would have got on page 6 and I wanted it on page 1. It worked like a charm.

The next day we had a huge half-page story at top of the front page. That was picked up by the international press and wire services and the next day it was on the front page of all the big daily newspapers in the US as well.

And suddenly from being something that we were worried about getting our money back, we got it back from selling the American rights. That was good. And when I went to Frankfurt to the world book fair there, we were one of the books of the year, which was the only time I’ve ever done that and it was terrific. We sold rights to everybody.

Robles: Can you tell us some of the ways that MI-6 tried to intimidate you or threaten you or threaten the publisher?

Hudson: Yes, what happened was after they had written this letter and I had simply not responded to it, they burgled our office and stole all our Word processing disks.

Anyway, they must have looked at them and discovered they didn’t have the book on them, because they burgled again the next night and brought them all back. Which was rather polite of them actually.

Robles: Are you serious? They put the material back?

Hudson: Yes, they broke in again. So, they are very nice people, you see.

When I went to Frankfurt my luggage went astray, the first and only time my luggage has ever gone astray. And when I eventually got to Frankfurt, they told me it had gone to Karachi by mistake. All I know is when I arrived in Frankfurt it was sitting in my hotel there, all beautifully packed, much more neatly packed than I had packed it

And then we had a fire in the office and it could have been them but I don’t know. The only thing was that I was told there a warrant out for my arrest at Heathrow airport, if I’d tried to go into the UK. So, after Frankfurt I overflew England and went straight to America and sold it to the Americans, as I said.

Robles: Can I ask your opinion regarding, for example the situation in Ukraine? The US, the CIA, USAID, I am sure MI-6 was involved. I mean, they organized this coup in Ukraine where they got nazis in power there now. What is your opinion on what is going on in Ukraine and the involvement of the CIA and MI-6 and the secret services?

Hudson: From where I sit, it is all very sad and all very puzzling. A tragedy was that a lot of Russia was given to Ukraine when the Soviet Union was broken up. Crimea and Eastern Ukraine had such large Russian populations, one wonders why they were ever made part of Ukraine.

Having said that, Ukraine has suffered from a series of appalling governments, of which, the one which was overthrown appears, not much better, from the standpoint of what we are told about the great luxury the old president lived in. On the other hand, his opposition was, if anything, worse.

So, one has sympathy with him, when he was overthrown in that coup. And one has sympathy with the Crimeans, when they wanted to join Russia. And one has sympathy with the other Ukrainian Russians, when they… And Russian speakers and Russian people who just want to get back to mother Russia, I can sympathize them enormously.

If you ask Russian people in the street whether they would like to have these lands returned to mother Russia, I think they would all say “yes”. Quite naturally the Russians are on the side of the Russians who happened to have the misfortune to be in Ukraine. And there is nothing sinister about that.

That is what I feel about this case. I just don’t know whether any Russians went in and stimulated it. I do know that there was a tremendous amount which was not in any way stimulated by Russia. To suggest that but for Russia, it wouldn’t have happened, is totally lunatic.

Robles: I think your Australian media is more balanced than most in the US. There was real footage and I’ve heard this from multiple sources of Russian tanks rolling into Crimea and rolling through Kiev. There were no tanks rolling into Crimea. There was no way for tanks to even get into Crimea unless they go through Ukrainian territories.

Hudson: There has been media footage of Russian maneuvers allegedly near the border. It isn’t said and is not proved what they are, what this footage is of or where it is taken. But it is said there have been Russian troops movements on the Russian side of the border and the military-type engagements that have happened within it, are always between the Ukrainian Army and the local militias.

Robles: And the US even claimed last week that there were fighter jets that went into the Ukrainian air space. But of course, this was from the Pentagon. They could not cite what kind of aircraft, how many of them, what the coordinates were, nothing, they gave no details. It was like the thing with Syria, where they said – well, we know, we know, yes, Assad used gas, we know, we know. But no facts.

Hudson: All I can say is the Australian broadcasting commission, their services have been balanced They obviously got news feeds from both sides. And it seems to me they’ve done it quite well. But, let’s face it, people believe what they want to believe. And the fact that the news says this, it doesn’t necessarily mean that everybody believes it.

Robles: Can I ask you a question then? In your opinion, don’t you think it is kind of ridiculous for them to say – oh, there was this Russian troop movement inside of Russia? Why does it matter to Washington if troops are moving inside of Russia? If the US move a bunch of troops inside the US, should Russia then be panicking and everything or what?

Hudson: It’s stupid! That is the point. When military movements start, people say – why is this occurring? And if it happens to be that it is towards some country, they say it is designed to frighten the people on the far side of that border. That is an ordinary logical conclusion.

I mean, to my mind Russia had every reason to object to the Americans putting missiles in Poland. And I don’t regard it as odd that Russia should be having troop movements on the border. It is a quite legitimate activity. But as it so happens (if it is happening) and I’m would think it probably is happening (I would be surprised if it wasn’t), I don’t regard it as sinister.

But I do regard this as something which is significant, that Russia is concerned about this. The Russians are not just leaving it entirely to the local people to settle their dispute with their government. It is fair enough, nothing wrong with that.

Robles: How do you feel about the fact that nazis are in power in Europe again?

Hudson: It is utterly horrific. I don’t know if they are in power, they certainly have influence and they threaten to be in power.

Robles: Well, it depends on who you talk to. I mean, we know the Right Sector is a Nazi group. We know they are being supported by those in power directly. Anything they do is not being investigated the way it should be. They assisted to put a US triumvirate of figures into power. I’m talking about Turchinov. And we know, Yarosh, he is the Nazi leader, he is running for president. It is all one little group almost.

Hudson: You are specifically talking about the Ukrainian Government?

Robles: I’m talking about the Ukrainian junta Government, yes.

Hudson: Yes, indeed. When you said – the return of Nazis into Europe – I was thinking of the rise of the Nazi-type parties in Britain and France, and up to a point in Germany – where they are still influential, but in minority, they do not form the government. I think that Ukraine has the only government where people who could be called Nazis are actually in power. I mean, it is horrific.

The only thing that I would say is that the previous government didn’t get a very good press write-up either. And it is sad, and it is to my mind the real tragedy of all this is that people used to be able to feel, I believe, that governments were in it for us, not for them. And now too many governments manage to spend all their time feathering their own and it appears from the pictures of the palace that the former president built himself, unless that is all a lie, it appears he followed his own interests in a big way. And it is alleged that he put a lot of money into overseas bank accounts and god knows what.

In other words, he has got a very-very bad write-up, but the present government has got a very bad write-up too. And the balance – what one wants to see – is a government which is not corrupt. And that seems to be a very-very long way off.

Robles: Yes, but that’s what the people wanted and that’s how these guys got into power. They manipulated that small unrest and made into a big issue, multiplied it, magnified it, warped it.

You just mentioned these groups were in the minority, like the UKIP and these other groups, I don’t know who do you have in Australia, but in Ukraine they were also in minority. They represent maybe 1.5% of the population, which is a huge problem, because the rest of the population, there is no way they are going to support them. And now we are seeing military maneuvers being carried out on Ukrainian citizens. And of course, they are being demonized as pro-Russian this or pro-Russian that and this Turchinov call it antiterrorist operation. A really dangerous situation.

Hudson: I wish I could see a simple answer to the problem. Quite obviously, what I would like to see would be those areas with the majority of Russian-speaking and Russian-loving population return to Russia. Exactly where the border would come and how you determine this, it is terribly-terribly difficult.

Robles: Can you tell us about your new book that is coming out soon?

Hudson: Well, Spy Catcher was about MI-5. This book is about MI-6 and it is about a retired hitman. It answers all our questions. It says how on earth do you ever get recruited to join a hit squad for MI-6. Then he tells us about all sorts of jobs that he did, some of them quite nasty. Then he tells us what happened to him afterwards, which is totally absurd and bizarre.

Technically it is a breach of the Official Secrets Act. I hope we don’t get shot. And that’s what they usually do, they just shoot people obviously. At MI-6, they are nasty people, they shoot people. But I think this book is of value.

Robles: Anything in there about Russia or any clashes with KGB agents, or anything like that?

Hudson: One of his jobs, rather more harmless jobs, was to visit Russia. He suddenly got a phone call saying: can you please go to Russia and take a parcel there. And here is your 1,000 pounds. He’s gets on an Aeroflot flight and next moment he landed in Moscow and sat down in the transit lounge there. And the next moment a lovely-lovely young girl in a red scarf, a Komsomol scarf, came up and gave the password, and took away the briefcase with a parcel in it. And then he got on a plane and flew back.

The question that arises is what was in that briefcase, because there is a diplomatic bag that travels between London and Moscow.

So, quite clearly there was something which the MI-6 didn’t want the British delegation in Moscow to know about. They were keeping things secret from their own people, as well as keeping things secret from the Russians. Anyway, it is a bizarre episode.

This is John Robles, you were listening to an interview with Nick Hudson. He is the Managing Director of Hudson Publishing in Australia and the former Managing Director for Heinemann Publishing, Australia.

Jar2

22 April, 07:28

FM Lavrov Calls on US to Take Responsibility for Ukraine

John Robles

FM Lavrov calls on US to take responsibility for Ukraine

The Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov has called on the United States to face responsibility for those they brought to power in Kiev instead of giving Russia ultimatums and making false accusations against Moscow. This call by Foreign Minister Lavrov and Moscow, while made in the language of diplomacy and a call to simply do what the rest of the world which abides by international law and standards, may be a sign that the days of US impunity and illegality on the international stage may finally be coming to an end.

During a press conference with the Foreign Minister of Mozambique, Oldemiro Baloi on Monday after a meeting to lay out the framework for deepening cooperation Foreign Minister Lavrov stated: "Before giving us ultimatums, demanding that we fulfill demands within two or three days with the threat of sanctions, we would urgently call on our American partners to fully accept responsibility for those who they brought to power.”

Against the backdrop of the press conference after the meeting where Russia is obviously expanding cooperation and simply doing business with yet another country on the basis of mutual respect, the call for responsibility make recent US statements about Russia being isolated as a pariah nation all that more ridiculous.

Mr. Lavrov summed up the meeting as follows: "Business contacts between Russia and Mozambique have become more active of late. "Favorable prerequisites are taking shape for giving greater scope to trade-and-economic, investment, humanitarian and other fields. Promising areas of cooperation include geological prospecting, mining, ferrous metallurgy, petrochemistry, agriculture, fishery, energy and infrastructure projects, education, and personnel training".

As with recent meetings with the People's Republic of China, Russia is obviously continuing to do what it does best, build peaceful partnerships and relationships between nations based on trust, mutual respect and in most importantly transparently and within the framework of international law and respected standards.

Despite the recent ridiculous sanctimonious statements by US propaganda tools in recent days, such as this one which appeared in the Boston Globe: "The (US) administration’s priority is to hold together an international consensus against Russia, including even China..." Russia continues to build mutually beneficial partnerships with countries outside of the sphere of the Yankee dictator across the pond(s).

Mr. Lavrov recently told Sergei Brilev in an interview on Russia's News on Saturday a weekly program on Vesti that: "China is a very close partner for Russia and contacts with it show that it understands Russia's legitimate interests and that both countries have identical views on the causes of the current crisis in Ukraine."

"The Chinese are our very close partners. This is stated in our joint documents. We have relations of strategic and multifaceted cooperation. They are stated this way. All of China's practical steps confirm its commitment to the principles the two countries have agreed to".

Vesti reported: If the Americans had made attempts at the top level to put pressure on China to make it revise its economic agreements with Russia, "the degree of naiveté or impertinence simply goes over the top", the minister said. "I would even say that it's unforgiveable for professionals who prepare such negotiations not to understand the essence of the Chinese policy and character."

Unfortunately understanding the people or countries of the world is not something Washington have had any inclination to attempt to do but soon they may be forced to reassess their caveman strategy of projection of hegemony by force as the world has quite imply had enough.

The US/NATO push to the East is going to be the downfall of the American Empire and the attempted takeover of Ukraine is going to be the straw that finally breaks the camel's back. This is good and as it should be. The world is a multi-polar place and multi-polarity is natural, healthy and above all the true state the world should be in.

The world has learned that culturally, diplomatically, intellectually and economically the US has nothing to offer other than death, killing, endless war, a knuckle dragging godless culture and endless conditions that subvert sovereignty in exchange for fictitious economic gains based on a currency that is not worth the paper it is printed on.

Hence countries who wish to conduct serious, professional negotiations based on the principles of multi-polarity, mutual respect and most importantly mutual benefit are more and more turning to Russia which steadfastly has pursued a foreign policy stance of rule-of-law, respect-for-sovereignty and non-interference.

These policies followed by the Russian Government, the Russian Federation and its leaders once again is in stark contrast to the Neanderthal barrel-of-a-gun (be it the literal guns of NATO or the economic guns of the IMF) foreign policy relationships that the US "hegemon" has been imposing on the world which is weary of US grandstanding, US wars and US illegality.

After decades of bashing around the world, committing acts of aggressive war, maintaining illegal secret torture prisons, conducting illegal mass surveillance, subverting governments, conducting extra-judicial executions, organizing coups, killing leaders and destabilizing governments, it may be that finally a day of reckoning for the US may be visible on the horizon.

This simple call by Mr. Lavrov for the US to take responsibility for the Nazis it brought to power in Ukraine should be a wake-up call by the victims of US foreign policy that the time is coming to force the US empire to answer for its crimes. From Bhopal to Abu-Ghraib, from Guantanamo to Venezuela, from Iraq/Libya/Afghanistan/Syria/Lebanon to North Korea/Sudan/Serbia the world has suffered and lost millions of its people to US wars, aggression and its reckless attempts at resource grabs and establishment of a world subservient to its hegemony.

Every move America makes in Ukraine is known, documented, watched and has been exposed. The covert takeover of Ukraine by the CIA is no longer a secret. They have been exposed and the lights are shining in all of their dark corners.

Crimes against humanity, aggressive war, torture, indefinite detention, extra-judicial execution, arbitrary detention, destabilization of countries, genocide, installing of governments, subversion of populations, theft of resources, manipulation of markets, massive surveillance and incursions of sovereignty maybe the life work of secret departments of the CIA and standard practices for the US but they are all crimes and the criminals should be made to answer.

I leave you (once again) for the time being dear reader with the following list of countries where the US has organized coup d’états, supported revolutions, overthrown governments, invaded, annexed, supported groups or forces who overthrew or attempted to overthrow governments or outright executed the leaders.

Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Uruguay, USSR, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Zaire (Congo).

What they have done and are doing to Native Americans might also be added to the list and as the genocide of the indigenous peoples continues and is the foundation of endemic "American" racism and "exceptionalism".

Jar2

14 April, 23:37

Ukrainian Government Illegitimate: it is a Coup

Greg Barns

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The criticism of the Russian Federation by Australia is another example of western double standards and hypocrisy especially given the fact that Australia is currently paying other countries to house refugees in razor-wire camps who were attempting to reach Australia. The media manipulation and the views of the West propagated by anti-Russian politicians and Washington strategists have skewed the image of the situation in Ukraine for the world audience. The over simplification of the situation in Ukraine and in Crimea by the western media into a good vs evil is far from reality. The VOR talked to Greg Barns, he is an advisor for the WikiLeaks Party in Australia about Australian reaction to this situation in Ukraine.

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Greg Barns

Hello, this is John Robles. I'm speaking with Greg Barns. He is a political commentator and an advisor of the WikiLeaks Party in Australia.

Robles: Hello, sir. Good morning.

Barns: Good morning, John.

Robles: I'd like to get your opinion on the situation right now going on with Ukraine and contrast with some of the things are going on in Australia. What is the media coverage about them?

Barns: I think that the media coverage on Russia's participation in Crimea and in relation to Ukraine has been hostile.

The Australian government has certainly been very critical of the Russian government and has been more supportive of Ukraine.

There is a good deal of hypocrisy of course in contamination of President Putin and those in Russia in relation to what, or what might not have, happened in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine.

And I say that for this reason: that the Australian government has essentially written out large sums of money to Papua New Guinea and Nauru, both of which are impoverished countries, in order for those countries to set up razor-wire detention centers in which are housed people who have been seeking to come to Australia, mainly from Indonesia as their last port, but coming on boats to try and get to Australia to seek asylum.

Many of these people are from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran. They are in a very desperate situation including women and children have now been placed in these extraordinarily bad conditions in Nauru and in Papua New Guinea and so it is a little bit rich for the Australian Government to be condemning Vladimir Putin and Russia in relation to human rights, when in fact the human rights records of the Australian government and its predecessors in relation to refugees have been absolutely appalling.

Robles: Now can I ask you a question: what would the Australian government say to do with, ok, I don't know what kind of coverage you are getting but the situation in Crimea was that the junta-coup government, the western-backed neo-nazis that came into power, they were openly threatening to kill Russians, Jews and blacks and the first thing they did was ban the Russian language which is spoken as a primary language by 97% of Ukrainians.

Even Ukrainian in the neo-nazi junta government, they regularly make speeches in the Russian language. So it is ridiculous! They do television addresses in Russian, they are all speaking in Russian so that is completely ridiculous.

There are at least 8 million Russians in Western Ukraine and they were being threatened with annihilation. What would the Australian government say to do with those people?

Barns: I think that is one of the problems that you've got in terms of the portrayal of this conflict outside of those who are on the ground. Certainly in Australia and the Australian government is driven by essentially the Australian media and also takes its lead from the US. But there seems to be no sophisticated analysis of what is happening in Ukraine and certainly no sophisticated analysis in relation to Crimea, the sort of thing you are talking about.

It is essentially saying: it's good guys versus bad guys, you know. Good guys meaning Ukraine and the coup government, bad guys being the Russians. I think that as Stephen Cohen from Princeton University pointed out in an article in The Nation in the US last month: this is a much more sophisticated complex matter and we tend to reduce it down to good vs evil but in fact it is not clearly that way at all.

We've actually seen a little bit of turn because the Ukrainian government's decision to essentially threaten the independence of the Judiciary in that country, I think is starting to tell some people that maybe the coup government isn't all that good after all. It certainly cracked down on protestors, the way in which the thuggish behavior of this government... I think is letting people know that again this is a much more complex dispute. It should not be seen purely through American eyes and you need to read your own analysis rather than simply believing western political leaders.

Robles: I would like to point out, I mean, my opinion I know the Cohen piece you are talking about and for me it is a way out in my opinion calling it complex. It is a way out to say: 'Maybe we were wrong' in my opinion because it is not complex, it is quite simple. The US staged and sponsored and organized a coup of neo-nazi elements who want to basically have their way in the country by force and violence. It is pretty simple.

Barns: I think, John, what I would say about it in terms of just giving you a flavor of the way in which one western nation views it. That is to essentially said: "Look, there are always or it is rare that you get a situation where there are good guys versus bad guys. There are generally complexities on both fronts'.

And certainly in relation of Ukraine, the previous government and other governments in Ukraine have been extraordinarily bad. You've seen the way in which the Sochi Olympics were portrayed in the West, it was said that they were going to be disastrous, so you always have to be careful in believing the rhetoric of those who think that everything that Putin does is bad.

Robles: You know that, I know that. But I'm trying to get that out to the world.

Barns: The other thing that needs to be understood in the West is that Russia plays a vital role in relation to Syria, in the resolution of Syria, it plays a vital role in relation to Iran and bringing Iran to the table and starting the settlement off Iran, it plays a very strategic role in the Middle East and certainly in other parts of the world and in Europe and that needs to be understood, inflammatory rhetoric is really unhealthy.

Just a reminder you are listening to an interview with Greg Barns.

Robles: It somehow seems that the US thinks it is a better part and a closer part of Europe than Russia, although Russian territory is the largest part of Europe. And most countries are depending on Russian energy resources, trade with Russia. Ukraine was the biggest country in Europe. I've seen some political commentators and reports in the West that Russia "believes" it has some connection with Ukraine. Well, Russia has thousands of years of connections with Ukraine. Ukraine was the mother of Rus. I mean, to say that Russia has no interest or there has been no history is really ridiculous. Go ahead, sir, I'm sorry.

Barns: That is ok. I'm just going to say that I think the lesson of this again is that one needs to be very careful in analyzing these disputes.

The perspective that comes through Australia as it does in the US is one which essentially says that 'Look, you've got good vs bad, good vs evil and it is very simple'. There may be some simplicity but it is not a simplicity it is really important to understand the history of those regions, it is really important to understand that there are as you say, John, Russian language speakers who had felt under threat in the past and certainly there have been some very troubling rhetoric from the new government in Kiev.

And it is also time for western governments to look in their own backyards.

The United States' actions in Afghanistan and in Iraq were it left millions of impoverished and dead in wars which were appalling and certainly in Iraq built on a lie.

Let's remember all that and let's look at history (recent history even) in a broader context, not simply through the prism of Washington or to be fair not simply through the prism of Moscow (but it is more sophisticated and complex in essence and it is important for people to understand that when it comes to the Ukraine – this new government doesn't have any legitimacy.

I mean, Putin made on point right very early on, I saw it in an interview and press conference he held which I saw on Al Jazeera, he made that point that this government has no legitimacy. And certainly in international law this new government has no legitimacy – it is a coup.

Robles: And under Ukrainian law as well. You brought up Iraq, Afghanistan, I'd like to just.. if we could contrast it with... (I don't know what reports you are seeing about Crimea) but, there was a referendum, there was first a declaration of independence by the Autonomous Republic of Crimea then they declared independence, legally under their constitution, under international law, than the held a democratic referendum with observers from the OSCE and Europe and the US and Russia of course, and the people decided to – now this is a very important point but – "rejoin" Russia because Crimea historically for thousands of years was part of Russia.

There was not a shot fired, I can tell you 100% there was no invasion, there was no annexation. There was no huge Russian military buildup, there were Russian troops but they have been there for over 25/30 years. They are part of the Black Sea fleet so they were there under legally binding agreements for two decades.

Now again, there was not a shot fired, nobody died, there was no bloodshed, there was no war, nothing. How would you compare that to for example John Kerry saying :' We don't annex countries on false pretexts'. He said something like that.

Barns: He was wrong to say it and he knows that he was wrong to say it because the war in Iraq was built on a lie. And it was known to be a lie by George W. Bush, it was known to be a lie by Tony Blair, the then British PM, and they pursued a war in the face of all that, and known to be lie by John Howard the Australian Prime Minister.

So the Western hypocrisy go together unfortunately in the same sense on many occasions and this is one of those occasions.

Robles: What about what is going on in Australia now with regards to Russia? Are there calls by Australian politicians for sanctions and things like that?

Barns: Australia unfortunately, especially under the newly installed conservative government is just a secretariat of Washington.

The Australian Foreign Minister Julia Bishop never utters a sentence without... which is essentially lip-sinking Washington and that is the unfortunate thing about the Australian foreign policy.

We've seen the Australian PM TonyAbbott cuddling up to Japan and now in China but certainly much more circumspect in China than he is Japan. I mean once again playing into the US strategy which is containment of China.

There are free trade agreement discussions between Australia and Russia which have been put on hold as a result of this op in Ukraine but money talks at the end of the day, you can imagine that certainly I would expect that free trade agreement to go ahead between Australia and Russia at some point over the next couple of years.

Robles: Can you give us some details on that trade agreement? What are the levels of the tradel? Any idea?

Barns: John, it has essentially been in the works for some time. The Australian minister was going to Russia I think just about the time that Ukraine blew up and we had the Russian response. So it has been put on hold. But I certainly think that there will be an Australian free trade agreement with Russia, will certainly come about.

I mean, Australia and Russia have many trading issues in common one of which of course is energy and free trade agreements also in relation to agricultural produce.

So Australia certainly has the capacity to do a free trade agreement with China and Russia and it certainly will.

Robles: Very good, very good. That is normal business.

Barns: I should say just quickly that Russia has now banned Australian beef imports which were worth about $130 million last year and that is in retaliation for the Australians essentially putting on hold the trade deal talks.

So there is some tension but I have to say I think that it will certainly be back on the table.

Robles: That is a normal business, it is a normal thing I think that countries should be engaged in and should not be politicized but I don't think the US is going to wipe that . How the US is going to react if Australia signs a trade agreement?

Barns: I think when it comes to trade agreements Australia has a free trade agreement with the US and it often pursued its own interests outside of those that Washington might think are appropriate and I don't think that that is a major issue.

Robles: So Australia is maintaining some independence as far as trade and the economy?

Barns: The Australian trade is much more independent, it is in relation to foreign policy and defense policy that it is much more locked in step with the US.

Robles: Anything with WikiLeaks coming up if you can tell us?

Barns: No that I know of mate.

Robles: Thanks a lot, Greg, I appreciate it.

Barns: Thanks, John, it was good to talk to you.

That was the end of an interview with Greg Barns, a political commentator from Australia and an advisor of the WikiLeaks Party. Thank you very much for listening and as always I wish you the best, wherever you may be.

Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_04_14/Ukrainian-government-has-no-legitimacy-it-is-a-coup-Greg-Barns-5630/

Jar2

16 April, 08:18

President Putin Reacts as Kiev Junta Threatens Russian Lives and Squashes Dissent

John Robles

President Putin reacts as Kiev junta threatens Russian lives and squashes dissent

© Screenshot: RT

The mob beatings, kidnappings and public humiliation of candidates for president in Ukraine are just the latest outrages being carried out by the western backed and coup installed neo nazi junta in Ukraine. The complete affront to all accepted civilized democratic principles is just another in a long line of horrific acts that have been carried out by the western backed neo nazi Right Sector thugs that the US brought to power in Ukraine. The US is directly responsible for causing the demon of fascism to once raise its head in Europe, yet Europe and the international community are for the most part silent and are instead engaged in a frenzied irrational campaign to demonize Russia.

As the Ukrainian army moves against its own civilian population the West is for the most part silent or in criminal collusion with the nazi junta in Kiev. Nowhere are there cries of outrage against the unprecedented moves by the illegitimate bandera nazi government to violently quash popular protests against their illegal reign. The banderavites (note: the followers of bandera were called extreme by the Nazi SS during World War) are continuing their thuggish Brownshirt reign of terror and now literally beating their opponents in an attempt to prevent all opposition to their illegal reign.

Candidates Beaten

On Tuesday two candidates for the office of president of Ukraine, were attacked and beaten by violent neo nazi mobs and the junta authorities which are suspected of ordering the attacks, as well as the West, are again silent. Oleg Tsaryov, a pro-federalization supporter, was brutally beaten by a group of banderavites in Kiev as he arrived to take part in the "Svoboda Slova" ("Freedom of Speech") talk show. He is now in critical condition. Unidentified attackers also blocked and damaged the vehicle of another presidential candidate, Mikhail Dobkin, who was filmed being hit by a barrage flour and green antiseptic solution. There were also unconfirmed television reports that Dobkin was kidnapped and taken to an undisclosed location.

The candidates were attempting to take part in the political process of their election campaigns and engage in televised debates, which is a normal healthy democratic process, and the violent way in which they were denied their rights as candidates forces one to recall the way the same yet more "civilized" tactic was used against Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and vice-presidential candidate Cheri Honkala as they attempted to enter the grounds of the presidential debate site at Hofstra University in New York in October of 2012.

Army Deployed

Under the pretext of an "anti-terrorist operation" Oleksander Turchinov, the Right Sector's Maidan "president" added to his long list of crimes against the Ukrainian people by ordering the Ukrainian army to deploy against civilian demonstrators in the south eastern part of Ukraine. According to television reports he authorized the army to fire on unarmed protestors.

Turchinov himself placed in power by a violent Right Sector coup that forced the current legitimate president of Ukraine to flee the country in order to protect his life, is now attempting through the use of force to consolidate his power, stifle dissent and neutralize any possible opponents. Sitting in his echo chamber in the Verhovnaya Rada, where all dissenters are also beaten, Turchinov makes a mockery of the office of president as he attempts to subjugate the people and force the will of his illegitimate coalition on the populace of Ukraine.

His use of the term "anti-terrorist" is outrageous as he is describing civilian protestors and some who have taken over local government building. His own rise to power came as his Right Sector stormed and occupied the houses of government in Kiev as they continue to do. Turchinov, who resembles an aging skin head both in appearance and in the low brow level of his acidic rhetoric is attempting to maintain and consolidate his faltering grip on power and has placed his Right Sector nazi extremists in positions of power in the interior ministry, the judiciary, the economic bodies, the security services and the armed forces.

Yulia Timoshenko recently revealed the real thinking about what the Ukrainian junta wants to do with the 8 million Russians in Ukraine when she said they should all be killed and now we know how the Right Sector is planning to deal with the up to 96% of the Ukrainian population that does not want them in power. Turchinov's mobilization of the army of Ukraine against the population of the south east which is mainly composed of ethnic Russians and supporters of federalization is an almost unheard of act in modern times and is illegal under international law and the Ukrainian Constitution. This is why President of Ukraine Yanukovich never called for the Berkut Forces in Ukraine to take up arms, even in their own defense as they were being slaughtered by Right Sector killers. The absolute brazen impunity with which the Right Sector and Turchinov are operating can only be attested to the fact that they enjoy the full support of the CIA and Obama's government.

This mockery to all civilization was shortly to be outdone by the goon Turchinov himself when he had the unmitigated audacity to invite the United Nations and Ban Ki-Moon to take part in his illegal quashing of dissent. This outrageous affront and mockery of the United Nations, like the previous "official" statement by the junta's nazi UN representative which attempted to deny the legitimacy of the Nuremberg Trials once again shows the absolute illegality and illegitimacy of the Kiev junta yet the western media is silent or marching lock step and justifying the crimes being carried out by the Right Sector by demonizing the civilians as being pro-Russian "radicals". Some may be pro-Russian but being pro-Russian does not make you a terrorist, neither does calling for federalization which is the only way that Ukraine is going to remain intact.

The Right Sector's military solution to political dissent, which now includes reports of casualties among the unarmed civilian population is an outrage of historic proportions and must not be allowed to stand or be supported, even under the guise of Russophobia.

President Putin

President Putin is once again faced with a situation that is threatening the lives of ethnic Russians and is a direct threat to the security of the Russian Federation and is continuing to attempt to solve the crisis through the use of diplomacy and dialogue. A true statesman his behavior is in stark contrast to the "shock and awe" of Washington and the thuggish violence of the little US puppets in Kiev.

The Kremlin website reports that President Putin called UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon:"The conversation addressed the crisis in Ukraine, which has grown significantly worse due to the use of force initiated by the Kiev authorities in the southeast of the country."

"In particular, Mr. Putin stressed that the Russian side expects the United Nations and the international community to clearly condemn these anti-constitutional actions."

On Tuesday President Putin also spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "Mr. Putin and Ms Merkel exchanged views on the anti-constitutional course taken by the current authorities in Kiev to forcefully suppress protests in the southeast regions of Ukraine. The President of Russia noted that the sharp escalation of the conflict essentially puts the nation on the brink of civil war."

"The leaders of Russia and Germany stressed the vital importance of the four-party (Russia, EU, US, Ukraine) talks scheduled for April 17, 2014. Hope was expressed that the meeting in Geneva would send a clear signal to help take the situation in a peaceful direction."

"The President of Russia also pointed out the importance of resolving issues in stabilizing Ukraine’s economy and ensuring supplies and transit of Russian natural gas to Europe, which were raised in his message to the leaders of several European nations on April 10, 2014."

Russian Foreign Ministry

The Russian Foreign Ministry has also released several statements regarding the situation in Ukraine and has slammed the European Union for ignoring the beating of presidential candidates in Ukraine. "The European Union is completely ignoring the facts that Ukrainian presidential candidates were beaten and intimidated, which looks cynical, What proof do our European partners need in order to understand the degree of the impact from right wing extremists and first of all from Right Sector?"

Russian Public Chamber

The Russian Public Chamber also issued a statement over the latest illegal moves by the junta in Kiev and is preparing formal complaints to international bodies"Russia’s Public Chamber is outraged by the massive violations of human rights in Ukraine and is preparing complaints to the European Court of Human Rights", a member of Russian Public Chamber Georgij Fedorov said.

"A lot of people have complained of human rights violations in Ukraine, such as a clamp down on freedom of speech, cases of unjustified dismissal, forced participation in public events, and assaults. Approximately every 20th appeal contained similar information," he said.

United Nations

The United Nations in Ukraine has admitted what I have been saying from the start, namely that there is a massive disinformation campaign be waged by the western media. Yet the UN continues to act as the glue that Victoria Nuland had said they would be and is following the US narrative including the denial that that the Maidan snipers were part of the Right Sector. The UN report also blames the unarmed Berkut Forces who were being burned alive, beaten to death with cement filled steel pipes and shot to death by snipers for an escalation to the conflict.

The UN unfortunately makes no mention of the nazi tactics of the Right Sector, nor do they publicize the very public Nuremberg Trial denial of the Right Sector junta representative in March.

“It is critical for the Government to prioritise respect for diversity, inclusivity and equal participation of all – including minorities – in political life,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

“Facts on the ground need to be established to help reduce the risk of radically different narratives being exploited for political ends. People need a reliable point of view to counter what has been widespread misinformation and also speech that aims to incite hatred on national, religious or racial grounds,” she added.

Ineffective and criminally compliant

US Mercenaries

More than 300 Greystone mercenaries are in Ukraine and are assisting the neo-nazi Right Sector in attempting to make sure the illegal US backed $5 billion puppet regime stay in power. Proving that the US is going to any measurer whatsoever and engaged in an extremely illegal and active covert operation to match its overt efforts to cement its illegal regime change operation in Ukraine the Director of CIA John Brennan flew to Ukraine to meet with his agents in Kiev underlining the porous communications infrastructure the CIA has in the country and apparently to order the crack down on "pro-Russian" demonstrators.

"With the illegal, coup d'etat installed government in Kiev about to engage in some very serious skull cracking to put down a mounting rebellion in Eastern Ukraine there have been some accounts that hired guns from corporate mercenary firms are augmenting the local paramilitary police forces. With the pushback against the US backed "Yats" regime and it's neo-Nazi shock troops it is imperative that a real version of the Euromaiden "revolution" not be allowed to take root to oust the stooges of the corporate global finance mafia."

and

"White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan visited Ukrainian capital Kiev over the weekend and met with high-ranked Ukrainian officials.

Previously, deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused Brennan of ordering a crackdown on pro-Russian activists in the east of the country."

CIA Front USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) which is a front for the CIAand was expelled from the Russian Federation has an extremely long and sordid history in destabilizing governments, undermining democracy and a decades-long campaign of attempting to destabilize Russia and manipulate public opinion in line with their almost psychotic Russophobia and irrational relentless drive to demonize Russia: "The situation in Ukraine, however, is not entirely as the corporate media would have us believe. Wayne Madsen provides a look at the effort by the United States to destabilize not only Ukraine, but Russia. The crisis in the Ukraine provides an additional headache for Russia as it deals with terrorist threats on the eve of its hosting the Winter Olympics in Sochi."

The Ministry of Truth

Having thrown all journalistic ethics aside in an orgy of Russophobic demonization and denial of reality the western media continues to march lock step with the organizers and supporters of the CIA/NATO/EU/USAID/Soros coup d'état in Kiev and the western backed Right Sector. Were the army of any country activated and allowed to open fire on unarmed civilians the reactions would be outrage but the majority of the western media is justifying the actions of the fascists in Ukraine by throwing out the Russia card.

Unarmed peaceful demonstrators in eastern Ukraine who are calling for a legal democratic Ukrainian Government and the federalization of Ukraine because that is the only way that Ukraine will continue to exist as a state and the only way their voices can be heard are being demonized as: "pro-Russia separatistspro-Russian forces; pro-Russian mob; locals holding Russian flags (OMG!!!); (the Guardian counters the 300 Blackwater mercenaries inforamation beautifully with this: 300 Russian forces had infiltrated neighbouring Luhansk); pro-Russian militants; Cossacks – paramilitary fighters; radical pro-Russia presidential candidate; pro-Russia separatist rebellions; Born in the USSR (OMG!!!); Russian sympathizers;

While the Right Sector of neo-nazi thugs and fascist extremists and the illegitimate thugs pretending to be a government are made out to be "normal": "military forces; anti-terrorist operation President Oleksandr TurchynovUkraine’s actions against pro-Russian militiamen in the country’s eastern region are justifiedangry crowdscounter offensive; troops repeatedly opened fire; “Soon there will be no terrorists left in Donetsk or any other region,” Turchynov vowed; and on and on and on....

Finally Ban the US from Ukraine

It is a fact, no matter how much of an inconvenient truth it may be, that the United States of America under President Barrack Hussein Obama and the Zbignew Brzhinsky foreign policy establishment orchestrated an illegal regime change operation in Ukraine and destabilized the country to force the population to accept NATO, the conditions of an EU integration agreement, achieve corporate banking ends and attempt to reduce Russian influence in the region. The US used the worst nazi trash to bring about their operation and now the population is protesting and war has been declared on the general populace and anyone who dares to dissent.

Being as the United States of America and its agents and surrogates carried out an illegal regime change operation in Ukraine and are directly responsible for the death anddestabilization in Ukraine, it would be perfectly reasonable to bar the US from any participation in any activities regarding Ukraine, be they economic, political, military or even handing outdoughnuts on Maidan. In a perfect world the US, since they are responsible for destabilizing the country and for the deaths that have occurred, would be subject to paying restitution for the results of their geopolitical adventure. But of course no one is calling for these things.

Can you imagine if a violent homicidal gang robbed a house, raped all the people in it, stole everything they could carry off and then burned it down and then once they were identified were asked to join in the investigation? That is exactly what is happening in Ukraine.

Jar2

13 April, 16:48

US Client States Lock Step on Fascist Coup in Ukraine: Putin Forced to Seek Resolution

John Robles

US client states lock step on fascist coup in Ukraine: Putin forced to seek resolution

The process of reaching a peaceful political resolution to the western backed coup in Ukraine which will be of benefit to all of the people of Ukraine as the continuing crisis continues to deepen is being exacerbated by the continuous disgraceful and shameful coverage in the western media and continues to add to the threat of the country spiraling into complete lawlessness and anarchy. Russian President Vladimir Putin has written a letter to 18 European leaders detailing Russia's position and steps to a diplomatic resolution to the US instigated crisis but will Europe listen? Let's hope for cooler heads.

Western Media War Propaganda

The utter shamefulness of western media coverage in failing to report the facts in Ukraine and their continued demonization of Russia and President Vladimir Putin is disgraceful to watch as media outlets across the spectrum try to outdo each other in their sycophantic attempts at appeasing Washington and their almost mindless lock step promotion of what can only be described as war propaganda.

Recently the head of WikiLeaks Kristinn Hrafnsson put the coverage of the Ukraine crisis in this way: "when the barrels of guns are lifted, truth vanishes" and that describes almost perfectly what has happened. Be those guns the real guns of NATO, the secret guns that make up the arsenal of the CIA, the diplomatic guns of the US State Department, the economic guns of the US Federal Reserve, the IMF and the World Bank or the guns of the entire US corporate media USAID/NGO societal manipulation apparatus, it is not important the first casualty when the US decides to comes after you is truth.

Hrafnsson knows this as does anyone who has bravely stood up to the criminal cabal in that has been in power in the US for decades and has run the US Government with an iron grip since the events of 9-11. Truth is not important to the brutal and godless creatures in Washington and those in power pulling the strings.

Was truth important for the US machine when it came to Bradley Manning? Or was the truth an issue of importance to: the hundreds of innocent men being held in the illegal US torture dungeon at Guantanamo; the millions killed in illegal US wars in IraqAfghanistanLibya and Syria (including 426 children who were murdered to bring about an invasion pretext), Edward SnowdenVictor BoutConstantin YaroshenkoAnonymous hactivistsJeremy Hammond;Aaron Swartz, all of the lawyers defending whistelblowers, the Palestinians, now the Jews, Trayvon Martin and all of the other brave and innocent people who have suffered or had their very lives taken away at the hands of the imperial tyrannical US murder machine.

The Facts About the New Fourth Reich

You do reader are being lied to and manipulated and if you are complicit, even passively so, you may be complicit in bringing about World War III because this has become a matter of real debate even by the US right who will be more than happy to destroy the world because the chicken hawks and the American populace believe in their Prompt Global Strike systemand that they will survive a nuclear war. You may call it a conspiracy theory but the elites in Washington are ready, they have been preparing to call up martial law, hold the US populace in concentration camps like the FEMA camps in Alaska that can hold millions, and then hide their filthy elite carcasses in bunkers like the one under Denver international airport.

A conspiracy theory you say? All of the facts point to the existence of a new Fourth Reich yet the packaging is intentionally deceptive. Even the black president and the pro Israel neo-cons are all part of the design. Don't believe me? Look at the facts dear reader. And you can start with the true nature of the CIA and the fact that 400,000 nazi scientists and planners were given refuge in the United States of America after World War II and allowed to run rampant in the CIA and behind the scenes. MKULTRA is a good place to start, nazi-like eugenics programs in Puerto Rico is another and the neocon coup and the Project for a New American Century is another. Finally the home of the US elite navy seals is an open testament to the nazi reich.

The Facts About Ukraine

Those in the western media and the few brave journalists daring to question the official Washington line on the situation in Ukraine continue to say the situation is complicated, of course it appears that way due to all of the obfuscation by the US apparatus, but I argue that it is quite simple. The results and the Chaos Theory type waves resulting from the initial event are multi-layered and of the greatest complexity I agree, but again the core event is quite simple.

The US/CIA/NATO/EU staged, organized, funded and brought about a regime change operation in Ukraine using nazi Brownshirt thugs. That is the crux and the core truth in Ukraine and everything else can be taken from there.

The Brownshirts were used in the illegal coup d'état in order to bring a triumvirate of US puppets to power and that has been done to a point. I say to a point because no matter how much the US machine calls them the leaders or the government legitimate, they are not. Those in power in Kiev are a junta. They are illegitimate and even though in some cases Russia has been forced to deal with these puppets sans real officials to negotiate with, they continue to be an abomination and an affront to the word democracy. Even the international bankers and the heads of the financial bodies that could bailout Ukraine know these coup puppets are fly by night thugs with only their own interests in mind hence the lack of real financial aid to Ukraine.

After the coup in Ukraine the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were called into a state of high alert because the new regime in Kiev and the bellicose rhetoric of US/NATO posed a direct and present threat to the Russian Federation and the Russian people. The Russian Government and the Russian people unanimously gave the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin the full authority to use force if he deemed it necessary. He did not.

There was no invasion of Ukraine or Crimea. There were Russian troops in Crimea as part of the Black Sea Fleet who had been in the territory for over 2 decades under international legally binding agreements and they were placed on a level of alert but they were never activated against the population of Crimea or Ukraine and merely secured Russian facilities and maintained order and security around strategic locations. Even the reports in the West that the Russian army is amassed along the Ukrainian border ready to move into Ukraine and further into Europe (let alone that there are Russian forces in Ukraine) are false and utterly ridiculous.

The people of Crimea and the government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, of their own free will fulfilling a wish that has existed for decades, first declared independence from Ukraine and then in a democratic referendum decided to rejoin (yes dear reader REJOIN) the Russian Federation.

Protests now taking place all over Ukraine, and in particular Eastern Ukraine are not being funded or provoked in anyway by Russia. The popular protests are in response to the nazi Brownshirts who have taken power in Kiev. Yes dear reader, nazis are in power again in Europe, thanks to the US/NATO/EU and a black president who is signing off and leading everything. Yes Obama has brought nazi to power in Europe, and we thought a black president would bring us all social justice, rule of law and true democracy.

And finally, US strategy in Ukraine will fail for one reason. Ukraine is the mother of Rus and the people of Ukraine do not want Bandera nazis in power. The only way that US strategy will work is if they commit genocide on the pro-Russian population (something called for by the Right Sector and even Yulia Timoshenko).

Those are the key facts in Ukraine and almost everything they are presenting to you is a either an outright lie or war propaganda. Are you ready to die for neo-nazis in Ukraine dear western reader if your leaders continue to push for war against Russia? Is the US ready to sacrifice stability and prosperity in Europe and the lives of millions of Europeans to bring about its geopolitical objectives in Ukraine and Eastern Europe? Yes they are. Sitting across the pond they believe they are impervious to attack. Sitting disconnected in their expensive suburban mansions they believe what they unleash will never come home to bite them in the posterior. After all they have the US populace enslaved and on lock down and the security state is all powerful. Or so they think. Now you know the US supports nazis. Doesn't that bother anyone? It bothers me.

President Putin's Constructive Approach

Against this backdrop of a full frontal subversive attack on Russia and Eastern Europe by the US/NATO/CIA we have President Vladimir Putin trying to bring about a peaceful resolution to the situation and deal with the Machiavellian assault being waged directly against Russia and the world.

Russia's principled, peaceful and diplomatic approach in Syria and the rest of the world is being echoed in and around Ukraine and even though he has the full authority, the moral right and the upper hand to carry out a western style shock and awe cowboy military intervention in Ukraine to protect a country full of Russians and Russian speakers, President Putin does not.

On April 10th President Putin wrote a letter to 18 European leaders whose countries are dependent on Russian natural gas (one which was intercepted by the NSA/FVEY and even immediately responded to by the US State Department).

In the letter (the full text which is available on the Kremlin website) President Putin: points to the worsening economic situation in Ukraine; reiterates the fact that Ukraine's main trading partners are Russia and EU countries; underlines that all Russian attempts which include the participation of Ukraine are being sidelined by the West; derides western attempts to blame Russia for Ukraine's economic crisis amid calls to lower gas prices which were already at ridiculously low levels; lists the huge discounts that Ukraine has been receiving and the fact that Russia has maintained its contractual obligations under gas agreements from day one; reiterates that Russia has subsidized the government and economy of Ukraine for decades including the December 2013 loan of 3 billion US dollars and that Ukraine's real gas debt to Russia is now at $35.4 billion; blasts the EU for not offering Ukraine real support while using it as "... a source of raw foodstuffs, metal and mineral resources, and at the same time, as a market for selling its highly-processed ready-made commodities (machine engineering and chemicals), thereby creating a deficit";and the fact even though Ukraine continued to enjoy huge gas discounts in March they refuse to pay a single dime. All of these issues and the recent statements by "officials" in Kiev that they have no intention to pay Russia for gas was recently described by the president as intolerable.

Further President Putin details some of the measures that Russia will be forced to take as continuously supplying a recalcitrant Ukraine with billions of dollars of free gas is a condition that cannot go on much longer and that these conditions will affect the delivery of gas to Europe as there exists the very real threat that Ukraine (as it has done in the past) will begin siphoning off gas that is in transit through the Ukrainian section of the gas pipeline.

Finally the President very diplomatically underlines the fact that Russia's European partners have: "... unilaterally withdrawn from the concerted efforts to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, and even from holding consultations with the Russian side, leaves Russia no alternative",yet Russia is: "... prepared to participate in the effort to stabilize and restore Ukraine’s economy. However, not in a unilateral way, but on equal conditions with our European partner."

European Reaction: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

One of Russia's key western partners and perhaps the only leader who can really bring about a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been perhaps the staunchest ally of Russia in the West and is in an unenviable position which may be described as "a bridge between East and West". Ms. Merkel's diplomacy while attempting to deal with the US (which spies on her private communications) and continues to use Germany as another client state and maintaining normal and mutually beneficial business and economic relations with Russia are to be lauded. However there is much more that she could do and this would in no way hurt her political standing with the German populace which has grown weary of the US propaganda campaign against Russia.

Chancellor Angela Merkel undoubtedly knows the truth about the coup in Ukraine and surely the German connections of US puppet Vitaly Klitschko and in the end may decide to pursue a path that is in the best interests of German and European consumers and the maintaining of mutually beneficial business and trade relations.

In reality the US is asking Germany and Europe to cut off their own noses and close their eyes in order to support its illegal regime change operation in Ukraine. So far Europe has been subservient, but at the end of the day money talks and bullpucky walks, and perhaps on Monday when the EU leaders meet to discuss President Putin's letter Europe may finally stand up and say no to the American hegemon across the pond, but let's not hold our breath.

It is a good thing that Russia has such a cool-headed, diplomatic and wise leader. I for my part would have just shut off the gas long ago.

Finally

The irrational western media response and the continued failure of the media to fairly report on the western backed coup of Ukraine are another sign that the American people are living under tyranny. Attacks on journalists (including myself) for attempting to report the truth on the situation in Ukraine, the fact that the US Government is officially supporting and calling legitimate a nazi coup government and has brought fascists into power again in Europe and the fact that the US is provoking a scenario that may lead to World War III all show the true face of who is in power in Washington.

As a former US citizen whose citizenship was stripped for supporting Russia and protesting US illegality I challenge all my American readers to stand up and end the reign of illegality. I also challenge everyone who has taken an oath to protect the US Constitution to finally stand up and abide by that oath. Your government has been taken over and is no longer a representative of the American people or in any way abiding by the Constitution and they are ready to send you all off to die in another war to enrich the banksters. You attempted to rise with the Occupy Movement but that is not enough, given the lack of will or ability to cut off their free access to your tax dollars there may soon come a time when you will be forced to take up arms and unfortunately that time is coming soon. God help us all.

Finally I leave you with a plea to all stand up for peace and justice and with the words of Mario Savio: "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

Jar2

7 April, 11:41

US Goal in Ukraine and World: Global Domination

William Blum

The basic motivation and basic philosophy of US foreign policy is world domination and for the US, "world domination" means getting rid of the countries that stand in its way, says historian William Blum in an interview with the Voice of Russia. Today, there are only two countries in the world that have the military capability to confront the US: Russia and China.

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This is John Robles. You are listening to an interview with Mr. William Blum, an American author, historian and a longstanding critic of US foreign policy.

Robles: Hello, sir, how are you this evening?

Blum: I’m fine, thank you.

Robles: Nice to be speaking with you again. Can you tell our listeners a little bit about your latest book? You said it is titled "America's Deadliest Export : Democracy".

Blum: Right, it is actually a collection of various writings I made over many years many of which have appeared in one form or another in my monthly internet report, the Anti-Empire Report But it is a very wide-ranging book. It deals mainly with the US foreign policy but also many other subjects including things like marijuana and abortion.

Robles: Has anyone been promoting it here?

Blum: In Russia?

Robles: Yeah.

Blum: The publishers, the entity which is behind it having been promoting.

Robles: I see. A lot of the commentators were saying you basically predicted what was going on in Ukraine. Can you give our listeners your opinion about what has been going on in Ukraine?

Blum: I don’t know what they are saying about how I predicted it, I didn't do that explicitly, but maybe they mean that given the past history of the US foreign policy, one can not fail to see the fingerprints of the US in Ukraine.

Robles: I see.

Blum: There was more than just fingerprints, we saw high officials of the State Department and the US Ambassador mingling with the people in Ukraine during the protests and handing out food to them. Why would they do that?

The US government would be very upset if during a protest in the US, there were high Russian officials mingling with the protestors and handing out food and smiling and laughing with them, it would be shocking to the media here, but for the US to do it of course it goes without any comment..

Robles: Right. I’m sure you’ve heard about the conversation between Geoffrey Pyatt and Victoria Nuland where they were basically choosing the line of the government. Is that a common practice?

Blum: Well the US had to approve the makeup of a new government when there was a coup taking place, a coup that they even planned?

On many occasions in Latin America especially over the years, coup plotters have actually gone to American embassies to speak to American officials to get their approval of the event, to make sure that the planned coup would be well-received, because if it wasn’t well-received they would not get any kind of support or aid they were hoping for following the coup. So they have to make sure beforehand that it will be improved.

Robles: Do you see the same regime change strategy that was used in other countries say South America, Central America used in Ukraine? Why do you think that will or will not work in Europe or in Ukraine in particular?

Blum: Well, it did work, the coup was successful. What do you mean it didn’t work?

Robles: I don’t think it is going to last because there is no popular support at all for the people who are in power and the people who they want to put in power there is no way they are going to be able to be elected in a democratic election.

Blum: You are probably right but only time will tell that, and I don't usually go in for predicting the future so much so we will see what happens.

Robles: For example Klitschko he made one public appearance and he was bombarded with eggs.

Blum: Are you speaking of following the coup or before the coup?

Robles: I’m talking about after the coup, I’m talking about a week and a half ago.

Blum: Well things have improved with certain aspects of the coup. They are not in love with the EU, NATO or the US as other people in Ukraine; the rightwing can be independt, I mean as nasty as they, in general they don’t like the western powers that much.

Robles: Yeah, right, right. But they were just used like... and this is a common tactic of the CIA, they would just use any group to destabilize the country.

Blum: I don’t know how the Ukrainian rightwing will allow themselves to be used too much. So only time will tell. One of their leader has been murdered by the police, that may well be a warning shot to the rest of the rightwing like: "Don’t go crazy!".

Robles: His name was Sasha Beliy. Now, these are really radical neo nazis in Ukraine. How do you think they are going to react if they find out or when they find out that they have just been used as pawns to bring about this regime change? Because Victoria Nuland and the CIA nobody is interested in them, they want to put their puppets in the government and these neo nazis were just an instrument to bring that by.

Blum: I’m sure they were aware of the possibility that they were used and they are not going to take it sitting down. Obviously they can be very, very nasty and then violent. So we shall see what happens.

Robles: What kind of reports are you getting there? I know you are watching the web and you are probably better informed than the average American is, I’m sure you are. What kind of reports are you getting about the Right Sector there in the US?

Blum: In the media there is almost no mentioning of the terms: neo nazis or fascists or extreme rightwing. That is not referred too often at all. And I’m sure an average American doesn’t realize the influences behind the coup. But again we have to see how that plays out.

They are not going to be quiet about it, they are going to want their payment in one way or another, it may be very nasty.

Robles: Yeah. What do you think the main goal was for the US in Ukraine? Was it curbing, or getting rid of Russian influence? Was it NATO bases? Was it resources? A part of the EU Agreement was handing the entire gas pipeline to EXXON oil – that was part of the EU Association Agreement. What do you think was the main motivation for taking Ukraine?

Blum: For one thing I see it as part of the overall US policy of surrounding Russia with bases and with members of NATO and with missile sites and so on.

It is part of their repertoire and Ukraine is as close as you can get to Russia. So it is a victory in that context.

The oil thing you mentioned might well be a factor as well. I haven’t really studied that in any detail. But certainly the US keeps such things in mind all the time.

Robles: So you think it was mainly a military strategic move, I mean to..?

Blum: US foreign policy is always looking.. the basic motivation and basic philosophy is world domination and you could not understand US foreign policy unless you understand that basic motivation.

And "world domination" means getting rid of those countries which stand in the way of domination. And there are only two countries in the world which have the military capability to confront and hold back part of Washington's overts: Russia and China are the only two that could confront the US.

And the US has been busy for years surrounding both of them. So this is part of that process.

Robles: What do you think about the sanctions? You are in the US you know the economic situation better than I do. Do you think that the US is in a position right now to be doing all this? And the sanctions do you think they are going to backfire? Because I mean quite frankly trade turnover with the US is so minimal that it is almost..it could just be forgotten pretty much by Russia. I mean the UK’s trade turnover is about a hundred times more, I think.

Blum: Yeah. They have already had complaints from Europe about this. It may not hold up too long, these sanctions. Although the rhetoric keeps going very strong. I mean any announcement from NATO or the EU, or the UK, or the US is always sounding tough. They are going to impose sanctions and if they need to they will impose even tougher sanctions and so on. Well, this is just a script, we have heard this before many times and it gets really very tiresome.

Robles: Yeah. Yesterday Anders Fogh Rasmussen he said: "We are going to put up all these sanctions, we are going to isolate Russia". Boom, boom, boom, blah, blah, blah..

And he says: "But, we hope that Russia continues to cooperate with us in fighting narcotics in Afghanistan", in basically "our escape route from Afghanistan." I mean they are routing NATO cargos through Russian territory.

Blum: There are all kinds of ways that Russia has been cooperating with NATO in the past decades, including with Afghanistan and with fighting terrorism and fighting piracy and all kinds of things.

That is not going to just be dropped suddenly so easily. Some people in the West are going to have to wonder about the reason behind ending such cooperation.

Robles: Yesterday NATO said they cut off all cooperation with Russia that is what they said.. But they hope that Russia would continue allowing them to do those things in Afghanistan.

Blum: Yeah, lots of luck..We will see.

Robles: You don’t think that is serious? Regarding Venezuela, we talked before about Hugo Chavez before and now they are saying that there are university students and educational institutions and... Do you know who Mr. Raul Capote is?

Blum: No.

Robles: He was a CIA collaborator in Venezuela and he came out and said that the CIA was planning to overthrow the Venezuelan Government using students in various educational institutions. Can you tell us anything about Venezuela?

Blum: The whole thing with this protest, one of the main arguments they use is that there is a shortage of certain important goods.

It reminds me very much, I lived in Chili in the 1970s under Salvadoe Allende and there was the exact same thing taking place.

There were the shortages of toilet paper and things like that and then the police and the government kept finding huge hoards of these goods in warehouses, being hoarded by the conservatives just to cause a shortage.

And a friend of mine who lives in Venezuela has just informed me that there has been a repeated discovery in Venezuela of such hiding placesfor these goods. A large amounts of them are turning up so that reminds me very much of Chili.

The protestors are not very serious about the issues that they planned to be serious about. They are part of the scheme to bring down the government or at least those behind them are that is their motivation and these phony shortages are just one tactic of what they are engaged in.

Robles: I see.

That was the end of an interview with Mr. William Blum, an American author and historian and a longstanding critic of US foreign policy. Thank you very much for listening and as always I wish you the best wherever in the world you may be.

Jar2

7 April, 2014 00:4

Western Media Lies: No Russian Threat to Ukraine

John Robles

The clandestine invasion of Ukraine by the West is an unprecedented, disgraceful and heinous victory of international lawlessness by the US/NATO/EU. The violent coup d'état staged by western backed neo-nazi elements, the subsequent secretly planned subjugation and enslavement of the Ukrainian people and the seizing of the resources of Ukraine is not only a violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine but another illegal attempt at nation building/destroying by US geopolitical architects attempting in vain to save a dying empire and establish American hegemony worldwide.The brutal racist lawless state that is the United States of America is embodied by their bought and paid for brownshirts in Kiev who continues terrorizing the populace and are a blight on the very ideas and fundamental principles of rule of law and democracy and they continue to stain the world unabated for the rest of the civilized world to see.

Russian journalists and members of the media from other countries working on the front lines in Ukraine and attempting to report the facts are faced with the daunting task of trying to counter the unprecedented tidal wave of lies, anti-Russian hysteria and war propaganda that is being broadcast and promoted around the clock by all of the major western corporate media. The carefully choreographed propaganda campaign of blatant slander and bald faced lies being pushed, published and broadcast as fact by the western corporate media, who try to outdo each other in their demonization of Russia and President Putin and their calls for military action against Russia, is so Orwellian in its conformist totalitarian nature and so beyond acceptable journalistic standards that even the people being subjugated to the attempted brainwashing are not buying into it and are beginning to protest.

Orwellian media manipulation: two goals

The outright anti-Russian lies and war propaganda being spread in an attempt to manipulate world opinion regarding the situation in Ukraine continue to be pushed on a scale almost unprecedented in modern history. The world is being faced with a disinformation/propaganda campaign carried out using the full power of all of the resources beholden to those behind the coup d'état in Kiev. These resources include the CIA, NSA, FVEY, the corporate mass media (which is controlled either directly or indirectly by government and intelligence agency forces), politicians, public figures and almost anyone else who has enough influence on public opinion to be manipulated and forced to march lock-step with those behind the events in Ukraine.

The first goal of the all out propaganda campaign is obvious; namely to demonize Russia in order to achieve various economic, military and political objectives.

The objectives of the West are supposed to be "secret" but they are obvious to ascertain by keeping one's eye on the ball and ear to the ground. They include the following:

1: Diminishing the growing influence of Russia and President Putin both in post-Soviet space and worldwide, especially after an extremely successful and more importantly; safe, Olympics. The West was also threatened by the growing strength of the BRICS countries, who they continue to attempt to keep down, the Russian led Customs Union and the plans for a Eurasian Economic Union. Russia and its allies continue to grow and strengthen economically and politically by simply expanding and strengthening mutually beneficial relations while the West is bogged down in a failing attempt to dominate the world by force as its economy is collapsing. The is beneficial for the globalists, the bankers, corporations (especially big oil and war profiteers) and western politicians.

2: Establishing another subservient NATO client state. The retrograde recidivist anachronism that is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) continues to spread worldwide, advertising itself as some sort of "global expeditionary force" as it attempts to remain relevant and continue to fulfill its only goal, namely defeating the Soviet Union (Russia) and neutralizing threats (real, imagined or self-created) to the US and its NATO allies. The goal of NATO some are saying is bringing about WWIII if it can not establish global hegemony for the US. Another primary goal of NATO is to neutralize any military response against the West by any country that the US/NATO may decide to launch a nuclear first strike against. That may sound fantastic but that is the real reason behind the failed missile defense shield. Failed because the ABM shield, quite simply, does not work. NATO wants to place its missiles and military infrastructure in Ukraine and force Ukraine into giving up its sovereignty and non-aligned status, pay for expensive "interoperability upgrades" as well as the 2 percent of GDP NATO demands from its "members". This is beneficial to NATO and the military industrial complex as well as the bankers.

NATO itself admits that it is irrelevant and benefits from neo-nazi-like nationalism and that it is a burden to taxpayers. In a NATO document on the cost of expansion NATO says: "... having lost a reliable enemy, in the early 1990s NATO has experienced a serious identity crisis. Some might even argue that the Alliance was saved by the explosion of nationalism in the Balkans." That "reliable enemy" was USSR, hence they need to make Russia the enemy. As for the nationalists in Ukraine?

3: Taking over the European gas market, stopping the flow of Russian gas to Europe and raising the price of gas both for Ukrainians and Europeans. In a speech last December US oil tool Victoria Nuland admitted that the US had spent 5 billion taxpayer dollars on the Ukraine coup. Sponsored by Exxon and Chevron oil, Nuland's debriefing on government projects to oil interests proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US has become a corporate fascist stateand that the US Government is no longer a government of the people but of the corporations given that her accounting should have been to the American people whose taxpayer dollars she was spending, not big oil.

US President Obama is a fully owned corporate tool and this has been a fact since the very beginning. Beholden to his corporate masters, in particular big oil and the military/industrial/security/intelligence complex, Obama has made billions by being a gasoline salesman for big oil, a gun salesman, an insurance salesmana war and torture salesman and now again a gas salesman, selling non-existent gas to Europe.

4: Stealing wealth

The second goal of the relentless Russo-phobic media campaign is to deflect attention from the illegal activities of the US/NATO/EU in bringing about the coup in Kiev.

The West believes the best defense is to attack and they have been attacking Russia since day one of the Ukrainian crisis. These attacks have taken on a real world character by the actions of Washington's fascists in Kiev. Several events and revelations which should have brought down high US government officials and caused an international outcry (and in a just world led to officials facing an international tribunal), but which the US wants the public to ignore, include:

1: The Nuland $5 billion dollar Ukraine subversion revelations.

2: The Nuland/Pyatt puppet government makeup conversation.

3: The US planned Ukrainian false flag attack leaked by Anonymous.

4: The 300 Blackwater/XE/Greystone Limited mercenaries operating in Ukraine and deployed to carry out black operations.

5: The treason and German connections of Vitaly Klitschko.

6: The neo nazi nature of Svoboda, the Right Sector and other right wing groups in Ukraine.

7: The use of nazi tactics and nazi planning in Ukraine

8: The truth about Dmitry Yarosh, Yatsenyuk and Tyganbok.

9: The arming and training of the "opposition" in Ukraine by the CIA, NATO and western interests.

10: The entire color revolution scenario played out and paid for by the US and criminal cabal of neocons.

11: The Maidan snipers funded and brought in by the western backed neo-nazis.

12: The abuse, killing and threats against Russians and others in Ukraine including calls by theWest's blonde princess Yulia Timoshenko to kill 8 million Russians.

13: The shutting down of Russian media sources.

14: The fact that Nuland her puppets Yatsenyuk and Klitscko and many other key beneficiaries of the Ukrainian neo nazi coup are of the neocon persuasion and that rabid anti-Russians like Zbignew Brezhinky are behind the plans to continue US/NATO expansion eastward.

15: The media has been censored and muffled in Ukraine.

16: The so called junta "government" in Ukraine is completely illegitimate.

17: There was no real offer for Ukraine to join the EU.

18: Ukrainian officials called Nuremberg trials illegitimate and are guilty of holocaust denial.

19: US guilty of illegal covert aggression in Ukraine and is guilty of crimes which might lead to WWIII.

20:Obama supporting nazis in Ukraine and applauding supporters of nazis and meeting nazisin the White House

21: Catherine Ashton's knowledge of Maidan snipers

22: Exxon, Chevron to get control of Russian gas pipeline and detroy Ukraine by fracking.

23: The plan to subvert Crimea and use Crimean Tartars to destabilize the territory and allow for NATO intervention.

Oceania, the Ministry of Truth and Ukraine

Now that the junta in Ukraine has stopped all Russian media from being able to broadcast into Ukraine and they have effectively terrorized Ukrainian journalists and outlets into silence they have begun broadcasting all-out lies.

According to sources in Ukraine and in Kiev the lies that are being broadcast around the clock are of a complete false nature. They are not manipulating facts or spinning the situation but the media is reporting completely false information.

The Ukrainian people are being bombarded with news that there are Russian forces amassing on the border with Ukraine and there is an imminent invasion about to take place. Ukraine has dug up hundreds of miles of border to make a useless trench supposedly against tanks. Sources along the borders have seen no Russian troops and the only troops that are armed along the borders are the Ukrainian Right Sector nazis. The only tanks or Russian vehicles moving along the borders are farm tractors belonging to farmers whose land has been dug up. All reports of Russian forces amassed at the border have been proven to be faked or staged or like the CNN violent protests in Moscow which turned out to be from Greece, never took place anywhere near Ukraine.

Other reports show a distressed Uzbek woman apparently holding up a new Russian passport with a residence stamp in Magadan. This was a doctored photograph of a woman whose son was killed by terrorists and she had been holding up her dead son's passport.

Another report shows that Russians from the Volgograd region want to leave the Russian Federation and join Ukraine. Ukrainians newscasters say the entire Volgograd region will soon become a part of Ukraine.

More videos show what appear to be Right Sector mercenaries torturing a poor defenseless man, but the Ukrainian news says that it is Russian forces.

In yet another report a girl who refuses to show her face and only speaks Russian claims that she was intimidated into singing the Russian anthem by unspecified Russians and that she is not allowed to speak Ukrainian. Although she is speaking to junta media and to a Ukrainian correspondent she only speaks Russian.

Reports that the Right Sector handed in their arms are also false, the Right Sector handed in plastic guns to the authorities and were allowed to keep their real guns because the authorities agreed those weapons are "legal".

A recent kangaroo process blaming security services with Berkut for the sniper attacks on Maidan was held with no defense for the accused and no evidence or medical analysis was allowed to be presented.

The Ukrainian junta media is literally attempting to brainwash and manipulate the Ukrainian people into supporting their coup government. However many Ukrainians are now buying satellite dishes in order to get some real news.

Globalists against the people

What we have going on in Ukraine is another true manifestation of the New World Order elites of the West, manipulating and attempting to control a population through fear and manipulation in the media and by overthrowing a government. They have done it the US with the bogeyman of terrorism. They have done it all over the Middle East and the rest of the world, and now they are doing it in Ukraine to cover up their crimes of subversion by attempting to convince the world that Russia is some sort of threat.

The architects behind the Ukrainian coup have no interest in the people of Ukraine, nor are they going to support their neo nazi forces for much longer. As soon as the government and the constitution are changed the neo nazi Maidan criminals will be rounded up and disposed of. Yet the western media is completely complicit.

Complicit in bringing about World War III

The western media is effectively promoting through their false anti-Russian war propaganda events that may in fact lead to World War III. Western geopolitical strategists and neo-cons architects no exactly what they are doing in Ukraine. They have continued to provoke and threaten Russia for the last 20 years and now they are meddling in the territory of greater Rus in yet another attempt to get their foot closer and closer to Russian territory.

The war propaganda is not being jumped on by Europeans or Americans. There are few who wish to enter a war or die for neo-nazi thugs in Ukraine, yet the rhetoric continues.

Terrorizing journalists, activists and the public

Ukraine's junta and the conglomeration of neo-nazis and fascists continue to beat, intimidate and disappear journalists, bloggers and anyone else who dares to speak out against their junta.

Many journalists have had to flee Ukraine because they feared for their lives and had been attacked or threatened. The western media ignores these facts as they ignore the house to house intimidation and pillaging by the Right Sector forces.

There was no Russian invasion of Crimea

The biggest and most egregious lie being spread all over the media and in the western world is that Russia somehow invaded or annexed Crimea. I have repeated this many times, the Crimean people held a referendum to REUNITE with Russia. It was a free and democratic decision by the people of Crimea. There was no Russian military activity in Crimea other than some activities to ensure the maintaining of order after a request from the Crimean government and people.

The 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances

The claim by the West that Russia somehow violated the Budapest Memorandum are also false. The agreement was first of all not ratified by the United States and was not a legal binding agreement with concrete conditions. So even if Russia did violate a condition because the Memorandum was never ratified, it actually means little and carries as much weight as NATO agreements not to expand eastward. Just as the US failed to ratify START II and START III it is hypocritical for them to demonize or blame Russia.

George Soros, USAID and NGOs

Billionaire globalist and Russophobe George Soros and his Open Society Institute andInternational Renaissance Foundation (IRF) as well as the U.S. State Department, USAID (which was kicked out of Russia), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the International Republican Institute, Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy, are all key players in the current coup in Ukraine and the previous Orange Revolution.

Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul was a frequent visitor to the offices of the Open Society Institute and as a color revolution specialist who failed to organize a coup in Russia, as he was outed within hours of his arrival, no doubt was working closely with Nuland and Pyatt. According to McFaul: "Most Russia-watchers are diplomats, or specialists on security and arms control. Or Russian culture. I am neither. I can't recite Pushkin by heart.I am a specialist in democracy, anti-dictatorial movements, and revolutions"

We already know what the US means by democracy, neo-nazis terrorizing a country into submission.

The Russian Federation

Although Russia continues to be demonized all of its moves have been strictly defensive in nature, or in defense of Russian citizens or nationals, as they have been since the end of the Cold War.

Russia recently sent all of the Ukrainian military hardware back to Ukraine from Crimea.

Russia has not shut off gas to Ukraine although Ukraine owed billions of dollars and it would be a welcome move by most Russians. However the matter of turning off all gas to and through Ukraine has become a topic that is being discussed at the highest levels.

Due to foreign economic manipulation related to Obama's sanctions Russia has also started the process, as China has done, of implementing its own debit card to compete with Visa and Mastercard.

For the first time Russian officials have also began to consider the possibility of changing the country's oil trade into rubles. This is another move that like the shutting off of gas to Russia, would seriously damage the western Europe and the West. If Russia stops supporting the dollar and changes all oil trade to the ruble, this will surely cause a domino effect that willcompletely destroy the US dollar and economy. All I can say is it is about time someone sanctioned the US and fought fire with fire. 

Added Monday April 7th, 2014 05:45 AM

Just a few of the other articles on western media manipulation

There are those who would try to dismiss this article by saying this issue does not exist or that there has been no media campaign of lies launched by the West. Just as other fatcs are ignored or brushed under the carpet by the obedient western corporate media such as the fact that: McFaul, the color revolution specialist, was in Russia to bring about regime change and destabilize the Russian Federation, a missile hit the Pentagon on 9-11, the CIA supports Al-Qaeda all over the Middle East and in Syria and the CIA supported violent neo-nazis extremists to bring about the overthrow of the democratically elected government in Ukraine, omission is one of the favorite tools of the West.

Western media coverage of Ukraine "perverted" - Lavrov

The U.S. Media’s Warped and Twisted Coverage of the Ukraine and Crimea Controlled by CIA

US Media Escalates Propaganda Offensive on Ukraine

Popular Discontent Grows with German Media Lies in Ukraine Crisis

The Sympathy Problem: Is Germany a Country of Russia Apologists?

Ukraine: western media coverage's bias should be held into account

Controlling the lens: The media war being fought over Ukraine between the Western bloc and Russia

Is The U.S. Media Missing The Story On Russia?

Ukraine, Imperialism, and the sophism of liberal “left” media

Ukraine and the “Presstitute Media”: “Converting Western Public Opinion into Mindless Puppets”

Distorting Russia How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine

Ukraine & EU: Why some protestors are more equal than others

Coup d’Etat in Ukraine: Bias and Hypocrisy of the Western Liberal “Left” Media

West targets Russia via Ukraine

Ukraine: Eschewing of truth and obfuscation by the media

Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_04_07/Media-lies-no-Russian-threat-to-Ukraine-8730/

Jar2

8 April, 07:44

Ukraine: A US Geopolitical Failure of Historic Proportions

John Robles

Ukraine: A US geopolitical failure of historic proportions

The situation in Ukraine continues to develop in ways that the US architects of the coup, the CIA, neoconservatives like Victoria Nuland, Geoffrey Pyatt, Michael McFaul, Barrack Obama, George Soros and the Zbignew Brezhinsky acolytes running the US foreign policy establishment, obviously had not planned. 

Once again the United States Government through USAID, the CIA and the State Department, has spent billions of US taxpayer's dollars illegally overthrowing yet another government in the latest attempt to make hundreds of billions more for their billionaire corporate masters and expand US hegemony and once again they are on the road to failure.

The latest geopolitical adventure by the US in Ukraine is failing for the same reason they failed in Cuba, Venezuela, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Russia, Iran and elsewhere, namely because the isolated Washington elites living in the fantasy world they apparently live in, know absolutely nothing about the people in the countries they want to takeover.

As neo conservative icon Paul Wolfowitz told US General Wesley Clark soon after 9-11 the Pentagon and NATO are in the business of destroying countries, something they have proven they can do very well since Yugoslavia 15 years ago. Yes the US has proven they can destabilize countries, invade, occupy and bomb into oblivion on the flimsiest of false pretexts and carry out regime change almost at will, but what the idiots in Washington can not do is make their changes stick, win the hearts of the people, establish real lasting hegemony or truly profit in the long term from their meddling. This is not to mention maintaining or even pretending to stand on any moral high ground or actually bringing about a regime change that produces a peaceful, productive, thriving and healthy society. Although of course causing regime change is illegal but international has never stopped the United States of "exceptional" America.

Yes you read that right, I said the Untied States of America is failing in Ukraine. The coup is not sticking and the events will soon take an unexpected turn that should once and for all convince the American populace that they should finally put their neocon geopolitical global "chess players" in padded cells before they kill any more of the world's citizens and drag further generations of American taxpayers into the poor house. I do not want to say too much because I do not want to assist the criminals in Washington, warn them off or give them any ideas, not that I seriously believe arrogant American globalists and geopolitical architects would listen to anyone else other than their own self-aggrandizing echo chambers and I almost hate to say I told you so dear reader, but the truth is I did.

Destabilization, spreading violence, lawlessness, civil war and anarchy

The continued meddling by the CIA and its agents and co-conspirators in Ukraine will only lead to further damage and bloodshed to the people of Ukraine. If this is by design then on this account the US is succeeding in a temporary way. Of course if all-out-war is what the US is really interested in in Ukraine, if they keep pushing their agenda they just may get their wish and the military industrial complex will make billions profiting off war and off the blood sweat and tears of the taxpayers and the citizens of Ukraine, but we won't go there just yet will we?

The initial destabilization, carried out with outdated color revolution tactics obviously designed in the 1990s, was to a large part successful. It did result in a change of regime. However it was probably the most ham handed amateur operation ever carried out by the CIA, State and all of their little sycophantic agents. Sure it cost billions and the US' best regime change minds were all on board, but that does not change the fact that their greedy little psuedo intellectual Russia hating geopolitical chess "masters", at the end of the day, know nothing about the people they are dealing with.

The first failure of the US in Ukraine was their choice of neo-nazis to carry out the coup in order to place their little puppets in power. What idiot in the CIA or the White House came up with that idea? Here was a country devastated by World War II, the real nazis and even worse by the nazi collaborators led by Stepan Bandera, whom the real nazi SS called too brutal, and someone in the George Soros alternative universe actually thought these animals could lead a popular uprising. Unbelievable lack of vision, to say nothing of the fact that these xenophobic, Russian-Jew-everyone-hating nazis were manipulated in order to place puppets of the Jewish persuasion in power.

Of course like the psychopathic-murderous-blood-thirsty-fanatics hiding behind the religion of Islam that the US uses all over the Middle East, the brainless-easily-manipulated Right Sector fanatics were the only filth the US could dig up to do their dirty work in Ukraine. Like Al-Nusra and the so-called "Free Syria Army", the Right Sector and Dmitro Yarosh are simply murderous butchers doing a "job" requiring a scalpel while operating with sledgehammers. But that is the American way, brute force and bashing everything in site with a sledgehammer, which is why these criminals keep robbing US taxpayers of billions and doing nothing but causing bloodshed. "People" like John McCain, who pick these violent lunatics obviously have a love for the most violent of the violent and have no concern who is getting US taxpayer dollars. Nazis, Al-Qaeda, and fanatical paramilitaries of every sort, it does not matter, as long as the job is completed.

As I said I do not want to help the US but the choice of wanted terrorist and murderer Dmitro Yarosh and his bandera nazis was a mistake, now let's look at why.

US Puppets will now liquidate the Right Sector

The illegitimate-US-puppet-president of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, a traitor to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people and whose rise to power was bought and paid for by Washington and made possible by Right Sector forces and their successful coup, has today announced that he will crack down on the very neo-nazis that put him in power. Just to note Ukraine has no provision in any Constitution for a temporary president and there is no legal basis for his being "president" the only legal president of Ukraine right now continues to be Yanukovich, but that is another story.

We know it was the Right Sector which carried out the coup. We also know the entire Verhovnaya Rada and the new "government" of Ukraine was chosen by the US and the Right Sector and its associates and in no way can any of them be called legitimate (including the US) when it comes to holding office or serving the Ukrainian people. This makes the following statement by Turchynov just another laughable part of the farce that is the US/NATO/EU power grab in Ukraine: "Some citizens tried to stage a provocation near the Verkhovna Rada, either knowingly or unknowingly, and I’m thankful to the MPs who thwarted that provocative act.” Turchynov was speaking of last week's attempted storming of the Parliament by the Right Sector nazis in protest of the junta's killing of one of their co-conspirators. The MPs in question if you recall ran out of an emergency exit in fear.

Turchynov must have the same speech writers be using the same PR firm as Barrack (I-will-sell-Europe-gas-we-don't-have) Obama, because their complete twisting of reality is so obvious and so patently self-serving as to defy all belief that they would even dare say these things.

Ignoring the fact that Arseny Yatsenuk, Vitaly Klitchko (who was egged recently when he attempted to start a still-born campaign to run for president) and himself were all placed in power by the Right Sector and that the entire current Ukrainian Government is a complete farce and was selected by the junta's mob on Maidan Square, Turchynov said the following:“There’s only way to replace parliament, and it’s to vote in an election. There is no other way that might involve forcible pressure because it would push the country into a disaster,"and what is truly amazing he said it with a straight face, proving he must have hired the same Orwellian Ministry of Truth lie trainers that train Obama "we got gas" and Kerry "we just know" .

According to television reports, Turchynov stated that he will now crack down violently on the Right Sector, proving what I have been saying from the beginning, namely: the Right Sector was just a tool and will be thrown away.

Right Sector calling for recruits

According to television reports and televised footage of neo-nazi leader Yarosh, the nazi group is calling for recruits. In his address Yarosh said the Right Sector would take anyone. Of course anyone does not mean Russians, Jews or blacks.

Fascist radical leader Yarosh running for president

Despite claiming he is unemployed and has no reportable income and therefore paid no taxes (CIA black money doesn't count of course) Yarosh the nazi terrorist came up with the $225 thousand dollars to register as a candidate for president. He is running. The first internationally wanted radical neo-nazi psychopath to run for president anywhere in the world.

FSB captures Right Sector terrorists in Russia

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) reports that it captured 4 groups of Right Sector neo-nazi terrorists in Russia. 25 Ukrainian citizens were arrested and gave detailed televised admissions that they were planning terrorist attacks and provocations all over Russia.

Right Sector indignant over not receiving Russian financial aid

The farce that the US backed Right Sector nazis and the criminals in Kiev are making of Ukraine went up to another level when the illegitimate Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Yury Prodan, selected by the junta on Maidan Square stated that Russia should pay the illegitimate junta government 15 billion dollars in aid promised to President Yanukovich, who had to flee for his life to Russia after Prodan's Right Sector threatened to kill him.

Rights Sector selling their services

According to a Ukrainian website the Right Sector's services are for sale and anyone who needs a rent-a-mob, no matter what the purpose can get them for cheap or in exchange for weapons.

Greystone (Blackwater/XE) and Right Sector nazis activated

Kiev has sent American mercenaries from Greystone and armed Right Sector thugs to the east of Ukraine to deal with growing protests from the civilian population against the junta in Kiev.The Russian Foreign Ministry issued statements on the issue. Apparently the Right Sector did not have enough forces and the CIA was forced to bring in their own people. They will be tasked with fighting a covert war of intimidation against the pro-Russian civilian population.

The fact that 300 US/CIA mercenaries are even in Ukraine is an act of war. If they begin to attack Russian civilians this will be an international war crime which will force Russia to respond. Russia will not allow its citizens to be killed by US mercenaries and nazis, and there is no doubt operations are underway to liquidate the threat.

The US cannot place military forces in Ukraine so it has done what it does best. It pays fringe elements and radicals and imports mercenaries. Russia has been extremely restrained in its protests but this is an unarguable act of war and an attempt to change the political will of the civilian population through fear and force. This is a perfect example of what terrorism is and the US has now become not only a supporter of terrorism but a state sponsor of terrorism.

The US is upset by developments in the east of Ukraine

For the hypocrites in Washington the neo-nazis killing over 85 police officers in Kiev was normal and did not cause a single statement of concern, yet pro-Russian rallies in eastern Ukraine are a problem for the US planners of the nazi coup in Kiev.

The Independent People's Republic of Donetsk

Donetsk has declared independence from Ukraine and has called for a referendum on joining the Russian Federation.

Deputies of the Donetsk regional council on Monday proclaimed state sovereignty of the People’s Republic of Donetsk.

Donetsk has also requested Russian peacekeepers.

The People's Republic of Harkov

Activists in Harkov have declared the creation of the People's Republic of Harkov and are also calling for a referendum on joining Russia.

Right Sector thugs were beaten in clashes and chased out of Harkov.

Lugansk calling for Federal Republic

Lugansk is calling for a referendum making Russia an official language again, making Ukraine unaligned (again) and citizens are calling for an end to the fascist repression of the junta in Kiev and the banderavites.

Odessa calling for end to repression by junta in Kiev

Odessa is also rising up against the US stooges in Kiev.

Conclusion

The US planners, in their irrational anti-Russian campaign are beginning to cross very dangerous lines. They continue to meddle in an area of the world where they are not welcome and are unwanted. They continue to cause a threat to Russian security and threaten the lives and well being of Russian nationals and Ukrainian citizens. The US' continued support of the junta and the armed fascist groups in Ukraine is a direct threat to Russia, Ukrainians and all Slavic people.

The people of Ukraine (not the US puppets and the neo-nazis) do not want the EU or the US. The majority view Russians as brothers and there is no way the US/NATO/EU will ever succeed in dividing the Slavic world and occupying the mother of great Rus that is Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine beat the nazis once and there is no way that in 2014 the US and their nazis will ever win in Ukraine. So far Russia and the Ukrainian people have been patient and tolerating the incursion on their sovereignty by the planners in Washington, this is not a sign a weakness, and when patience runs out the response will be merciless and unstoppable.

Washington has already entered the bear's den and the hibernating bear is beginning to wake up, now by introducing its "secret" army into the East the fool that is Washington has raised its hand to strike the bear in the face. Will they foolishly do so or will the junta puppets now strike out at the Right Sector? Yarosh says he has "work" in the south east of Ukraine and if recent history is any indication the answer is, yes. Would you strike an angry wakening bear in the face deep inside its own den? Of course you wouldn't. Which is why the US geopolitical "chess" players need to be attired in white jackets with long sleeves that tie in the back and placed in nice white little cells with generous padding on the walls.

Every move they make in Ukraine is known, documented, watched and has been exposed. The no covert takeover of Ukraine by the CIA is no longer covert. They have been exposed and the lights are shining in all of their dark corners, yet they continue irrationally on, truly a sign of the lights being on in Washington, but nobody being home.

Plus

The following is a list of countries where the US has organized coup d’états, supported revolutions, overthrown governments, invaded, annexed, supported groups or forces who overthrew or attempted to overthrow governments or outright executed the leaders.

Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Colorado, Congo, Cuba, Detroit, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Dakota, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Uruguay, USSR, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Zaire (Congo).

What they have done and are doing to Native Americans might also be added to the list and as the genocide of the indigenous peoples is the foundation of endemic “American” racism and “exceptionalism” must also be mentioned.

Time for the world to wake up and sanction the real criminals

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at robles@ruvr.ru.

Jar2

20 March, 00:49

Sanctions Against Russia: Mission Impossible – Foreign Minister Zivadin Jovanovic

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Historically Crimea has always been a part of Russia and the referendum and the vote of the people for reunification with the motherland in fact corrects a 20 year old error when Crimea was given to Ukraine like a sack of potatoes. The reaction by the West and its double standards proves that it is unprincipled and only concerned with its own interests. According to Živadin Jovanović the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia the US/NATO and the West are behaving like they are representatives of God Almighty and that the only right is that proclaimed and certified in Washington or Brussels. US/NATO and the West have no problem dangerously allying themselves with mujahidins, Al-Qaeda, UÇK (KLA) terrorists or neo-nazis, as long as they can be exploited.

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This is John Robles, I'm speaking with Živadin Jovanović. He is the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia and the Chairman of the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals. This is part one of the longer interview.

Part 1

Robles: Hello Sir! How are you this is evening?

Jovanović: Fine John. How are you?

Robles: I’m very well. Can you tell us your opinion on the situation in Crimea, it has now become part of the Russian Federation, and the correlations you see with what happened in Kosovo, in Serbia,in Yugoslavia, in particular with the hypocrisy of the West?

Jovanović: Yes, we understand that Crimea had been part and parcel of Russia. And the referendum and the vote of the people now has opted for reunification with the motherland. So the West’s obviously reacts to suit its own interests and does not respect any principles. We are faced with another example of “double standard policy” of the West.

When the Kosovo and Metohija separatists, the Albanian separatists, led by a terrorist organization, proclaimed the separation and independence of Kosovo and Metohija, the West immediately supported this decision and immediately recognized the independence of Kosovo and Metohija claiming that it was a unique case and that the Albanian national minority in Kosovo and Metohija had legitimate reasons and a legitimate right to secede from Serbia.

When we said that it will be a precedent and it may backfire in Europe and elsewhere in the world, they said: “Oh, no, it is a unique case.”

When President Putin in Munich in 2007 said that it is not a unique case, of course, it was not a unique case.

From the very beginning we claimed that it was a precedent and it will backfire on the stability and the situation in Europe, because we know that there are many separatist movements in almost every corner of Europe, not to speak about Africa, Asia, Latin America and so on.

It has really become quite clear that the Western powers have one universal criterion, that is that any event, any claim should suit to their interests. Anything that suits to their interests is proclaimed to be in accordance with international law, in accordance with democratic principles, in accordance with human rights and so on.

When they interfered in the internal affairs of Yugoslavia in 1998, in 1999 and in the year of 2000 and so on, they said: “Well, sovereignty and territorial integrity have lost their classic meanings. Now, with the integration processes in Europe and elsewhere, borders do not have been very essential meaning.”

So, in those years they pumped in hundreds of millions of dollars on the so-called process of democratization in Yugoslavia. Actually, this was financing the opposition in Yugoslavia and trying to bring the so-called democratic opposition of Serbia to power.

They could not do it so simply, they actually had to intervene militarily. And they practically have stolen Kosovo and Metohija from Serbia and later on they have installed the democratic opposition in Belgrade and forces which would respect the western interests.

And ever since then, up to now the authority in Belgrade is characterized as being pro-Western. But nobody really says: ”How about that this authority be pro-Serbian?”

They are not characterized as pro-Serbian, but pro-western. And they keep continuity in always helping structures which will take western interests as national interests.

In Ukraine we saw something similar. They pumped in, as I understand, about $5.5 billion. What for? For the “democratization” of Ukraine. And obviously, they were not accepting a pro-Ukrainian government, they have always tried to install, to bring into power the pro-western government in Ukraine.

And actually, by doing this they have destabilized one of the largest European countries. Now, they act like they are being surprised about the crop that they have from the seeds, that they seeded in Ukraine.

Well, in 1999 we had a precedent, the blueprint which was later on followed in overthrowing the legitimate governments in many other countries which conducted independent policies. And all this NATO aggression in 1999 against Serbia and Montenegro, against the then Yugoslavia had been a turning point towards the globalization of interventionism and a turning point of expansion towards the East.

They have pursued this policy of expansion regardless of the interests of Russia and so on. They did not respect any agreement. They pretend that the privilege of the West is even to not recognize what they sign or what they agree upon.

They have adopted the UN Security Council resolution 1244 about Kosovo and Metohija, about sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yugoslavia. But ever since then they said: “Well, this was not really what we meant. This was only for the moment.”

And when you react: “How about the decisions, how about the agreements?

They say: “The privilege of the West is not to respect even the signed agreements.”

And we see the consequences of such a policy, of taking into consideration only their selfish interests and disregarding the interests of the others.

We see, for instance in Kosovo and Metohija, that they had an alliance with the clear-cut terrorists – the UÇK organization (Kosovo Liberation Army). They were in alliance conducting military aggression against Yugoslavia in 1999. So, they seem to have double standards in making the difference who are the terrorists and who are not.

Al Qaeda once is a terrorist organization, in other instances, like in Syria, it is a lie. The UÇK until 1998 was a terrorist organization and in 1999 it was proclaimed to be a liberation organization. The only criterion is whether some force, some factors, serves their interests or not.

This is a really very dangerous situation. I think that with such a practice of taking into consideration only their own interests, the West is actually questioning the future of peace and stability in Europe. With that strategy and that policy Europe is not a stable continent any longer.

I think that such a policy of expansion, of disregard of the other countries’ and other nations’ interests is a real danger for the peace and stability in Europe.

Reminder

Robles: Now, we care about peace and stability, but the US doesn’t. They don’t see the people in the countries that they invade and take over as being human or being important. They didn’t care about the Syrian people, they don’t care about the Ukrainian people, they don’t care about the Crimean people, because it was 97% of the Crimean people who voted to rejoin with Russia.

I’d like you to comment, if you could: they are supporting Al Qaeda, they are supporting the Albanian terrorists and the KLA, they were supporting even the Irish Republican Armies. Now we have them supporting neo-nazi groups who are calling for the death of all Russians, blacks and Jews.

Jovanović: Yes, this is another proof of the destructive policy of NATO and the leading western powers. They are not misguided, they must know who the neo-nazis are, who the fascists are. And even knowing all that they are taking them as allies, as helpers.

So, once again, whatever and whoever suits their interests, it is an ally. They have this almost proverb that their friends are always right. And their friends can be mujahidins, Al-Qaeda, UÇK terrorists or neo-nazis, neo-fascist forces and organizations. If at one moment such forces can be abused, can be exploited, they don’t care.

They just proclaim them to be the forces of democracy, of progress or something. But there is a real question of what remains of “civilization values”, what about the minimum of morality in politics, the minimum of principled position, the minimum of respect of universal principles and universal criteria.

They cannot pass through this stage without suffering, without endangering their own interests. I can only hope that they will show in practice the respect for some democratic values, for some civilization values.

They are behaving like they are being the earth representatives of the Almighty God. And the only right and good, and democratic, and human is only what is proclaimed and certified in Washington or Brussels. This is a really dangerous policy because it reminds of certain strategies from the past, which brought tragedy to civilization.

Whether they are capable to understand the dangers of their own policy or not, it is questionable. But we, the rest should read well that this is kind a strategy of dictatorship in the world relations.

Robles: Regarding now all these calls for sanctions and the way they are controlling the media. They are talking about excluding the Russian Federation from the G8, they are talking about the economic sanctions, which are really going to hurt the West. What is your opinion on this policy of sanctions, which the US has been using since 1901, at least?

Jovanović: We have suffered a lot from the international sanctions, first, in May 1992, when the UN Security Council enacted the sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. These sanctions were lifted in 1995 after the Dayton Peace Agreement.

But even then the US continued to apply the so-called outer wall of sanctions against Yugoslavia. They prevented Yugoslavia from resuming membership rights in the UN, in the OSCE and in some of the European and international forums.

These sanctions actually are aimed at ordinary people. Those who suffer from such generalized sanctions are the ordinary citizens of any country. That’s why in principle I am strongly against sanctions.

And as far as threatening Russia with sanctions, I think these threats have no base and no perspective. Russia is too big, too powerful and too vast country. It is the largest country in the world. It is almost “mission impossible” to apply sanctions against Russia.

But even if they try to apply any kind of sanctions, this will certainly backfire and hurt the interests of those who initiate the sanctions.

You were listening to part 1 of an interview with Živadin Jovanović.

5 April, 09:03

US/NATO Imperialism a Threat to Civilization

Yugoslav FM Živadin Jovanović

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Today Europe is living with the consequences of unprecedented US/NATO aggression against the former Yugoslavia 15 years ago. The invasion and destruction of Yugoslavia, the first war in Europe since WWII, resolved nothing in the Balkans but created many new problems. Most importantly it was precedent setting event and a blueprint for the following US/NATO aggressive wars in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Mali and other locations which have been the victims of US/NATO led endless war and aggression. These crimes against humanity have not been only military in nature but also clandestine, such as what we are seeing in Ukraine, Syria and Venezuela today. The West has had only objective: the domination of the world by the US/NATO and its surrogates.

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This is John Robles, I'm speaking with ŽivadinJovanović. He is the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia and the Chairman of the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals. This is part two of a longer interview. You can find the rest of this interview on our website at voiceofrussia.com

Robles: Can I ask you now two questions? What is your opinion on the actions of the Russian government and in particular the Russian president Vladimir Putin? Do you think this historic moment is a turning point in the state of geopolitics in the world today?

Jovanović: Yes, indeed I believe so. If 1999 NATO/US led aggression against Yugoslavia was a turning point toward globalization of interventionism, toward militarization of European and international relations. It was a turning point in strategy of global domination of the West, then I think Ukrainian case and the Crimean referendum to reunite with Russia is another kind of turning point.

This I consider to be turning point towards multi-polar world relations, toward resisting the policy of domination of the West. It is to my belief a historically important turning point opening the hope for democratization of world relations opening the space for real respect of universal principals of international law and universal principal of international relations.

I would believe that this is a turning point toward a higher respect of universal organizations such as United Nations and toward respecting of the basic principles of UN Charter. And I think it is turning point toward abandoning the policy of double standards and disregard of the legitimate interests of other countries.

It is simply the beginning I think for the relieving Europe and the world of the threats of domination from one side only.

Robles: You mentioned sanctions, the rights of other countries, a few minutes ago you mentioned Al Qaeda. They were created by the US, the US is using them as their non-state army whenever they need them as their mercenary force. Al Qaeda is listed and they are sanctioned by the UN as being a terrorist organization. What is your opinion on other countries now sanctioning the US, for example: for Guantanamo, for aggressive war, for meddling into the affairs of Ukraine, for meddling into the affairs of Serbia, for redesigning the borders in Europe after WWII? I mean all of those things are illegal. What about sanctions on the US? Do you think there will be some time when countries might be calling for sanctions?

Jovanović: It is obvious that the US disrespects international law, that they disrespect international principles of international organizations. They take all those like tools to suit the interests of the US. The US is a big power but it is disregarding the interests of Europe, disregarding the interests of Russia and other big and responsible countries.

I think for the beginning we should discourage and put some limitations to expansionist policy and disregard of other countries’ interests on the part of the US.

It would be necessary to unite the countries and nations struggling for democratization of international relations, struggling against interventionism and against expansionist imperialist policy of NATO, EU, and the US. And certainly I think this should be requiring serious efforts on the part of wide international community, especially the countries like Russia, China, India, like countries of BRICS and so on.

I think Russia should do well to call upon BRICS countries and Shanghai Association countries to consider new situation brought about by expansionist policy of the US, NATO and EU. This is touching the interests of Russia right now, but from a principled point of view it is a policy questioning interests of the world community, it is the question whether we should enter an era of democratic international relations or we should be silent and accept a policy of expansion and a policy of domination.

Robles: Last two questions and then we are going to have to finish up. Can you give us your forecast on where you see the situation in Ukraine going? What do you think is going to happen withUkraine? Can you tell us about, you have a very important conference coming up on March, 24th, it is the Fifteenth Year Anniversary of the initial bombing of Yugoslavia that had begun I think most of this lawlessness and aggressive war? Tell us, please, about the conference that is coming up.

Jovanović: We all hope that a political solution will be found for the crisis in Ukraine. To have political solution I think NATO should abandon idea of forcing Ukraine to become a member of NATO. Ukraine should be treated as a country to make its own decisions and to be let alone from the Western interference, from the Western pressures and so on.

I believe that it is primarily in the interests of Europe including the EU to find out a modus vivendi with Russia and to accept substantial dialogue between Brussels and Moscow.

It is my strong belief that long term interests of Europe require stability of Brussels/Moscow relationship and it really requires more independent and pro-independent position and behavior of Europe. In this regard I would underline importance of dialogue between Moscow and Berlin which is certainly, as far as Germany is concerned, a leading EU country. And no doubt that among all European countries Germany has the greatest interest for stable relations with Russia. I think that it is possible.

Otherwise if Germany and EU pursue the policy of acting on behalf of the US interests I think it will be very bad not only for Ukraine but for Europe in general. And it would further lead to a profound long term European crisis.

I think there should be a lot of wisdom applied to avoid disintegration of Ukraine. It is one of perspectives, but that could be, I think, avoided by rational and principled policy without any threats or blackmails addressed to Moscow.

Moscow I don’t believe will bound to blackmailing from the West. It is certainly another type of power now than in 1999. Now about Ukraine, I would be a realist, it is very serious, it cannot be predicted with all certainty but certainly there is a possibility to find a political solution in the interests of stability of European continent. Nobody needs further destabilization and creation of situation of further arms race or disturbing development and profounding the socioeconomic crisis which is reigning in major parts of Europe.

As far as our conference is concerned, we have already mentioned, these days exactly from 21st to 25th of March the Belgrade Forum with a number of other independent nonpartisan associations organizes a big international gathering in Belgrade under the theme: ‘Global Peace Instead of Global Confrontation and Global Imperialism’. And it is devoted to Fifteenth Anniversary of NATO aggression, it is in memory of thousands of our citizens who were killed, in memory of hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced persons from Kosovo and from other parts of former Yugoslavia.

We shall try that this event should not be only of memorial character, we should try to answer from now on what should be the task of peace loving forces in Europe and in the world? In this regard I think we all first of all should struggle for the truth about Yugoslav crisis, struggle further for the true presentation of NATO aggression in 1999 which was the first European war after the WWII. We should try to spread the notion and information that this was the war not against Yugoslavia or Serbia and Montenegro only, it was really the war against Europe and strangely enough the war against Europe participated by Europe.

It was also one turning point when Europe was recognizing not to have its own strategy and independence. I think there were European countries which joined the US not thinking any further what will be further development, what will be further consequences. There were other countries which entered the war against Yugoslavia for their revanchist aims, revanchist philosophy and there were simply smaller countries which didn’t have any kind of independence, which only had to listen what was the call from the US and to obey.

Anyway today we can see what kind of problems this NATO aggression 15 years ago has brought to Europe. Nothing has been resolved in the Balkans but many problems have been opened in Europe and in the world. A precedent was made, a blueprint for NATO interventions in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Libya, in Mali, and everywhere else.

And it is not really only to speak about military interventions because although they are the most tragic event but it is also to speak about interventions of clandestine nature, interventions like in Syria, like in Venezuela now, like in Ukraine now and so on.

And we can really see that all those interventions had one objective and still have one objective – domination of leading Western powers, first of all of the US in the world. And this is the danger really because those who should be victims of domination do not accept such a position, they are ready to fight.

And from this fact that the West doesn’t change colonial attitudes, imperial attitudes as strategy and the rest of the world not accepting to be victim of such an imperial policy I think this may lead to either confrontation and that is why all the forces of peace should join hands and stop this imperial policy endangering nowadays civilization.

We will have friends from all over the world, from about 60 countries in Europe and from other continents will be our guests and will be speakers at the conference. We will have a difficulty to accommodate all the people who will voice in favor of peace, who will support multi-polarization and democratization of the world relations.

11 April, 00:56

President Putin is a Hope for the Oppressed Yugoslav

FM Zivadin Jovanovic

President Putin is a hope for the oppressed - FM Zivadin Jovanovic

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For the oppressed people of the world subjected to exploitation and the forces of imperial powers Russian President Vladimir Putin has become a real hope for a return of multi-polarity and the mutual respect of all nations. Decades of US imperial attempts at achieving global hegemony by force, illegal methods and endless aggressive war have had the reverse effect that the US global imperialists had hoped for. The main weapon for the US in its strategy was the use of aggressive war and regime change. 

In Yugoslavia the US/NATO designed a blueprint to disguise aggressive war as humanitarian intervention and much of the world was fooled into believing it. Since then the US/NATO have destroyed countries with impunity. In the Voice of Russia's interview with the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia Živadin Jovanović he is asked his opinion of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This is John Robles, I'm speaking with Živadin Jovanović. This is John Robles, I'm speaking with ŽivadinJovanović. He is the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia and the Chairman of the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals. This is part three of a longer interview. You can find the rest of this interview on our website at voiceofrussia.com

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Robles: Last comment if you could, sir, on Russian president Vladimir Putin. He, I think, is now what I would say a hope for many people all over the world who have been repressed, oppressed and subjected to Western colonialism, regime change operations etc. And many people in the world see him as someone who can bring about return to rule of law, to respect for international conventions, to respect for the Geneva Conventions, the United Nations and the real international community. If you could what is your opinion on Russian president Vladimir Putin?

Jovanović: A couple of years ago I was asked by your colleagues in Belgrade: "Why does the Serbian public like Putin so much?"

And I said: "Probably, because of the feeling that Serbia although it is a small country would like to have its own Putin".

Putin has become a symbol of dignity of nation, a symbol of a leader who doesn’t aim, in politics, from today to tomorrow, symbol of a politician of long term strategy and a long term perspective for Russia, for Europe and for the world.

And I think that he is widely respected what I can surely witness he is highly respected all over Serbia and in the region and exactly as a hope for more justice and more peace, stability, for hope for respect of law and basic conventions as you said, respect for the United Nations.

Therefore I think he first of all needs and I believe he enjoys full the support of Russia’s population and of countries surrounding Russia bit I think that his role should also be to encourage international bodies such as the Unied Nations, such as the OSCE and international forums to join forces for just world relations.

Russia is certainly a big power, she is already a superpower. Putin is certainly a leader opening the hopes not only the Russian population but of many oppressed peoples and countries all over the world that there is need to initiate movement and movement of all constructive and peace loving forces in the world and especially international bodies.

So that the other even formally accept this struggle for peace, dignity, equality and partnership.

Robles: Thank you very much, sir.

Jovanović: Thank you for inviting me although I believe there are many people who will speak their minds even with a greater wisdom than myself.

Robles: Thank you, sir. I really appreciate it.

Jovanović: Ok, bye bye.

Robles: Ok, thank you, sir, thank you sir. Good luck, good night.

You were listening to part 3 of an interview with ŽivadinJovanovic, the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia. He is also the Chairman of the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals. You can find the rest of this interview on our website at voiceofrussia.com. Thanks for listening and we wish you the best.

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Jar2

30 March, 01:14

US Support/Training of Yarosh and Right Sector: Another Victory for US Terror

John Robles

Dmitry Yarosh

Dmitry Yarosh

The US Government, through the use of paramilitary neo-nazi extremist elements carried out the overthrowing of the government of Ukraine. Admissions, statements and the actions of US Government officials and hundreds of taped conversations, private e-mails, and uncontested facts that have been reported and released prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US was behind the coup in Ukraine, yet the “world community” is quiet and the disgrace and affront to humanity that the West calls “Euro-Maidan” continues to blight and sully the concepts of democracy, rule of law, sovereignty and civilization in front of the eyes of the world. ​

The geopolitical architects of Maidan

Brezhinsky acolytes, neo-conservative PNAC planners, CIA, NATO, the Pentagon, the US corporate/military industrial complex that controls the entire US Government including the President of the United States Barrack Hussein Obama (who has become nothing more than a gas salesman of late) and the entire US foreign policy establishment decided they wanted regime change in Ukraine.

The goal of the western cabal is many fold in Ukraine but includes: cementing US hegemony in former Soviet Republics, installing NATO war elements to continue to surround Russia, ending Russian influence in Ukraine, dividing the Slavic world, weakening the Russian Orthodox Church, controlling and profiting off the flow of Russian gas into Europe, evicting the Black Sea Fleet and ending all trade between Ukraine and Russia.

The planners needed a fifth column in Ukraine, one that would hate Russia enough to do anything to bring about the change of government that was needed in order for Washington to continue with its nefarious plans of world domination and control of resources. They spent at least $5 billion and 10 years training neo-nazis including the Right Sector and organizing a coup d’état timed to begin with the start of the Olympic Games in Sochi so as to lessen the impact of the success that was had by Russia in organizing and hosting the games.

All of those facts and more are known to the world as is the plain and simple fact that the regime in Kiev is nothing more than an installed puppet show organized by the West and in no way representing the Ukrainian people. The names and actors behind the coup are also no secret, as is the fact that the Right Sector is nothing but a gang of ruthless, lawless, nazi thugs yet there is no outcry, there is no backing off by western politicians who continue to support the lawless nazi killers and the western media continue marching in lock step aiding and abetting in what has become truly one of the single greatest disgraces for Washington and the western world.

There can now be absolutely no doubt (if there ever was one) that the US/NATO/EU are co-conspirators in an illegal, aggressive, amoral and dangerous project to control the world, its wealth and its resources and will stop at nothing to meet their goal.

Obama (as the signatory) and his Washington planners unleashed what might be called the worst scum of the Earth in Ukraine and they will soon learn how ignorant they have been in their global regime change campaign strategy. A strategy that has seen Washington supporting terrorists, creating Al-Qaeda, recruiting training and financing people like Osama Bin Laden, supporting right wing paramilitaries and employing an army of non-state mercenaries and private contractors to complete their “missions” around the world. Only this time it will not stand.

Washington will soon see how their ignorance of the peoples of the world and their attempts to shape the world in their own image and to control it will finally cause the end of what is currently known as the United States of America. This end is sure to come because they have gone too far and the people of the world will no longer be able to look the other way, and when that option is gone, those in Washington will finally have to face an accounting for everything they have done, from 9-11 to the 426 children slaughtered in Latakia Syria.

Supporting terrorists and using terror

The “catastrophic and catalyzing event” that the neo-con planners behind the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) needed as a catalyst for global military domination was 9-11. Since that day the “War on Terror” paradigm has seen the United States literally use terror to conquer the world.

First there were the illegal and aggressive invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, then the surrounding of Russia and China with NATO war elements and the global expansion of NATO which became a global expeditionary force to terrorize the world and bring it into submission for Washington. WE have also seen the collusion and cooperation with Al-Qaeda and radical Islamic terrorists and now the funding, training and backing of neo-nazis in Ukraine.

The Right Sector is the latest US regime change force and like the US using the ultimate terror of nuclear attack when need be, the Right Sector has used terror to overthrow a democratically elected government in a European country and continues to attempt to control and bring the people of Ukraine into submission through a western backed reign of terror.

Terrorism is broadly defined as the use of terror to bring about political aims, and that is exactly what the Right Sector have done.The believe they have done so for their fascist neo-nazi ideology and for the “purity” of Ukraine, but in reality they have just been used and manipulated by Washington into bringing about regime change which will lead to the complete destruction and enslavement of what is left of Ukraine once the West divides up the spoils.

The Right Sector

The blight and the disgrace against humanity that is the Right Sector and all of their associated groups continue to occupyMaidan Nezalezhnosti, the central square of Kiev, and hold the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian Government hostage as their reign of terror continues unabated and for the most part unchallenged.

The Right Sector is a neo-nazi group led by terrorist DmitryYarosh. They follow the ideology of Stepan Bandera a nazi collaborator during World War II who led Ukrainian fascists and whose brutality and inhumanity was even considered extreme by the German nazi SS.

During their orgy of slaughter and bloodshed the Ukrainian “Bandervites” killed at least 4 million Jews and other ethnic minorities in Ukraine. They were well known for slaughtering children, especially small girls and hanging their victims from street lamps and other public fixtures as a warning.

The current Right Sector has repeatedly threatened to hang their opponents and have placed nooses all over the country as a warning to anyone who opposes them. They have openly called for hanging blacks, Jews and Russians (something also called for by their brethren the ku-klux-klan and other neo-nazi groups) and have threatened to hang public officials and anyone else who does not follow their wishes.

Dmitry Yarosh

Their leader, Dmitry Yarosh, is a known terrorist who fought alongside Chechen terrorists (the same Chechen terrorists that the US and the UK have given asylum to on multiple occasions) against Russian Forces. He is a blood thirsty animal who has no problem screaming Glory to Allah or Heil Hitler as long as he is playing to the bloodlust of whoever he happens to be killing with.

Yarosh recently called for Chechens to rise up and launch terrorist attacks on Russians in Ukraine, for open warfare with the Russian Federation and for Crimean Tartars to join his Right Sector in fighting in Crimea.

Yarosh is on an international wanted list and has been sanctioned by several countries and governments for his past activities. He is wanted for forming illegal armed groups, openly calling for terrorist acts and murder. He should also be wanted for organizing and taking part in an armed coup which overthrew a democratically elected government but so far no charges as to the coup have filed or called for. A rabid-dog-frothing-at-the-mouth-with-hate-for-Russia he is the perfect servant for Washington in Ukraine, although he supposedly hates the West as well and will bite their hand when the time comes.

Yarosh has announced he is running for president in the upcoming Ukrainian elections.

Alexander Muzychko

Other wise known as Sasha Bilyi, Muzychko was also another rapid dog like Yarosh, but with less brains and nothing but a ruthless brute. Also a wanted terrorist and a leader of the Right Sector, Muzychkoalso fought with Chechen terrorists and is wanted for torturing and murdering Russian soldiers who had been captured.

Muzychko received a lot of media attention shortly before his death for his storming of the government offices and his assault on a local prosecutor, events which were filmed and placed on the internet.

He is ridiculed for one segment which appeared on the internet where he challenged a gathering of frightened officials (which he had invaded) to take away his automatic rifle, his knife and other weapons. He epitomized the image of a brainless bandit whose only means of attaining power was through violence and fear.

Muzychko’s life ended the way he led it. He was shot, or shot himself, and died like a rapid dog with his face in the dirt. After his death the Right Sector’s “peaceful demonstrators” attempted to storm the Parliament of Ukraine demanding the resignation of the junta appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

Many of the Right Sectors "peacefully demonstrators" called for his hanging for the death of their “brother”. The Right Sector claims Muzychko was killed on Avakov’s orders.

It is an interesting note that the junta which the West wants in power, is ready to arrest and perhaps even kill Right Sector members who helped them rise to power. Along with a recent video released by several news agencies which shows Maidan participants confronting their paymasters and unhappy because they did not receive their money, this is something which further underlines the fact that the Right Sector and other groups were simply used and are to be disposed of. 

Crimes and atrocities committed by the Right Sector

The overthrowing of the democratically elected government of Ukraine and the occupation of Maidan Nezalezhnosti continue to be a disgrace for Ukraine in the eyes of the world and a clear and resounding victory for western lawlessness and mafia/terrorist tactics, and their reign of terror has included too many crimes to list here but I will attempt to list a few.

Arresting, deporting, and shutting down the press

The Right Sector has arrested, interrogated and deported scores of Russian and foreign journalists. They have beaten, intimidated, terrorized and even killed members of the Ukrainian media, bloggers and anyone else they could get their hands on who spoke out against them, in favor of Russia or for attempting to report on their illegal activities.

Ukraine and the Right Sector have shut down all Russian television broadcasts into Ukraine and have even attacked Russian television infrastructure and various websites.

Many bloggers who have been beaten have been filmed bloodied and on their knees by the Right Sector and forced to apologize to the Ukrainian people. The Right Sector has no problem beating and even killing people in front of cameras as they killed several police on Maidan Square in December by beating them to death.

Terrorizing and even killing the public

Before the media blackout hit Ukraine there were increasing reports of Right Sector paramilitaries killing civilians and people fleeing Kiev and Western Ukraine. One report had a bus full of Crimeans killed after having gasoline poured on them and many being beaten, forced to their knees and forced to sing the Ukrainian National Anthem.

There have been multiple reports and it is known that it is standard procedure for the Right Sector to threaten the families of officials and anyone else they target, to steal cars and even force landowners to sign over their deeds, and to even burn down the homes of and kill anyone who is too loud in their opposition.

Recent reports from Ukraine show Right Sector members running rampant in the streets and attacking and beating anyone who is wearing a St. George’s Ribbon or who appears to be pro-Russian.

Recently a motorcade of pro-Russian activists was attacked and hammers and other heavy objects were thrown through the windows and the occupants were forced out of their cars and beaten.

Ukrainians have been terrorized into silence and Russians and other minorities including Germans continue to flee the country.

Holocaust Denial

The first act of the junta was to outlaw the Russian language, which is ridiculous because even the junta's presidential candidates are now broadcasting commercials in Russian and videos have been leaked of internal Right Sector meeting that are being conducted using the Russian language.

The second act, and one which the western media conveniently ignored, was a statement to the United Nations by the junta appointed representative saying the Nuremburg Trials were illegitimate and that Bandera did nothing wrong.

Obama’s support

Despite all that Muslim-“African”-American US President Barrack Obama continues to support the junta and has even had junta leader Yatsenyuk in the White House.

To see what appeared to some to be a serious country and serious politicians engaged in supporting the illegal junta in Ukraine is stunning, even mind-boggling until we realize that the EU association agreement which the junta was installed to pass into law includes a clause to transfer %100 of the Russian gas pipeline to Exxon Oil, after raising gas prices to "European levels" of course, as well as selling the Donbass to the US for a period of 65 years with the option to renew.

Want to buy some gas Europe? The US is selling.

Jar2

27 March, 03:54

After Ukrainian Coup War-Profiteer Obama Wants to Sell US Gas to Europe

John Robles

US President Barack Hussein Obama today made it crystal clear to anyone left in the world who has not been paying attention as to what his corporate controlled government's interests are in Ukraine and Europe. In a televised address Obama eloquently (if not falteringly as if his forked tongue was having problems spewing the lies he was stating) laid out the facts for the world to see and for the world to blindly obey. 

The world, as the ruler of the world sees it, will isolate Russia and cease to do business or have normal relations with it. Europe will no longer accept cheap Russian gas. And finally Europe will buy American gas at astronomical rates and shut up about it. Because as Obama said, the stolen lands where he resides have made him, Exxon and his oil company Halliburton friends, "… blessed by some incredible resources". The European Commission head Manuel Jose Barroso followed lock step with Obama’s meme and even went one step further in calling gas achieved from fracking: "… a blessing to the world."

Dear citizens of the world, those residing in the US, the peoples of Europe and anyone who is under the influence of the US controlled corporate media, you are being manipulated and lied to and you will be had like a banana republic. The level of propaganda and lies in your media and that you are being fed by your leaders has reached a level of criminality heretofore rarely seen in modern times.

I don’t usually get personal but it is with a sick heart and with a certain level of hopelessness that I write these words, having already been threatened and knowing that these words will have little effect in countering the corporate government controlled US and western mass media. I have been fighting to get the truth to you for decades, to try to make a difference but fighting a corporate/government media propaganda machine with limitless resources and the support of a conglomeration of intelligence agencies and corporate internet giants subservient to the criminals in power in the West is all but impossible, but I will fight to the end, to try to get the truth to you.

For my regular readers you know I have always fought for the little guy and those being unjustly subjugated, demonized, marginalized, exploited, enslaved, having their rights violated or even being completely obliterated.

Like Russia’s leaders and the Russian Government I have always called out and taken issue with those in the US, the West and elsewhere who are violating the rule of international law, disrespecting the rights of peoples to self-determination, ignoring sovereignty and committing crimes against humanity.

Sometimes I have been too "harsh" in my attempts at getting the truth out about Russia, Serbs, Libyans, Russian Orthodox Christians, Syrians, American Indians, ethnic and racial "minorities", hacktivists, Anonymous, journalists, WikiLeaks, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Muslims, whistleblowers, Ukrainians, the poor, Muslims and all of the people(s), countries and issues I have written about and conducted interviews about over the years. But now it is different, the full frontal assault has been launched directly at me, at my home, my colleagues and the country that has taken me in, the Russian Federation. If you are reading this, then it is clear that my bosses have let me take the gloves off because to be honest I have had it.

It is truly physically sickening to watch how the western media has completely twisted the situation in Ukraine to one so far from reality that even the people of Orwell’s Oceania would have been shocked had they been subjugated to what we are seeing today. Albeit their state of endless war almost mirrors what is happening today.

Long ago (and I am ashamed to admit it) I like many others worldwide had hope in Obama, that he would bring about rule of law and finally bring peace to the world, but like the second coming of Satan in scripture he has proven to be worse than the soulless corporate beast of lies and death that the late Hugo Chavez called the devil and who had left the smell of sulfur behind him at the United Nations. Obama is worse because he plays on his race and stifles dissent by using it and unlike his imbecile predecessor, he is highly educated and knows exactly what he is doing. He has sold his soul, his people and all of humanity for the interests of corporate greed and the few billion dollars they have paid him.

The lies

The lies being spread by the western media and now the religious overtones to gas sales as "blessings" are far too orchestrated and far too many to counter and even list. However here are some of the big lies being presented as fact in the western media. They include: that Russia is somehow engaged in attempting to move further into Ukraine and Europe, that Russia somehow "annexed" Crimea (apparently the media believe people are too stupid to know what the word annex means and too lazy to look for real evidence of such an annexation), that the neo-nazi thugs the US unleashed in Ukraine represent the people, that the junta government which committed an armed coup in Kiev are legitimate, that there are no Russians being killed in Ukraine, that the referendum held by the people of Crimea to rejoin Russia was somehow not legitimate, that there was a military invasion of Crimea and/or Ukraine, that snipers on Maidan were acting on orders of President Yanukovich, that Ukrainians want an EU integration agreement, that somehow the conflict in Ukraine is Russia’s fault, that Russia is somehow attempting to expand a nonexistent empire, the Ukrainians do not want or need Russia, that US sanctions will somehow adversely affect Russia, that President Yanukovich was somehow legally removed from office, that there is no significant Russian population in Ukraine and finally that somehow the West wants to "help" Ukraine.

The omissions

The omissions are even worse than the outright lies above. Nowhere is the corporate controlled US propaganda machine debating the fact that Victoria Nuland was actively involved in the subversion of the Ukrainian Government at the behest of oil companies and admitted that the US had spent $5 billion on subverting Ukraine to her oil company controllers last December.

$5 billion when Americans have no jobs, no healthcare, schools are being privatized and they have no future in a country whose infrastructure is falling apart and where entire cities are going bankrupt. Neither is attention being paid to Nuland’s F-the EU conversation with her subordinate during which she gave instructions whom to place in government. Of course these are crimes under international law, but that is also ignored.

No one is much concerned that the entire situation in Ukraine was brought about by direct US meddling and of course the blood of innocents is once again on the US’ already blood dripping hands. This includes the snipers on Maidan who killed over 88 police officers. Of course no one wants to hear that the US Government funded and provided weapons for cop killing mercenaries in order to complete a destabilization operation. How would American cops feel if they knew their president was killing their colleagues at will?

The fact that the US ordered a false flag attack on a Ukrainian air force base that was supposed to be blamed on Russia before the 15th of March should have caused an uproar, but alas that is also not printed or debated. Just as the fact that US-backed-Al-Qaeda-lunatics in Syria murdered 426 children in Latakia to bring about the invasion of Syria, that is too much of an uncomfortable truth.

Nowhere will you find in the western press reports that Russians and Crimeans are being attacked and killed by the neo-nazis running rampant in Ukraine. Nor that they are stealing cars and homes and raping and pillaging at will, and calling for the killing of Jews, Russians and minorities.

Did the western press report that Obama’s neo-nazis went in front of the United Nations and denied the legitimacy of the Nuremberg Trials? Of course not. Do they report that the Bandera Nazis were more blood thirsty than the real nazi SS and killed approximately half a million Jews in Ukraine during WWII? Of course not. And of course nowhere will you see reports of a conversation during which Yulia Timoshenko called for killing the 8 million "superfluous" Russians in Ukraine.

Russia is the target of NATO and Crimea and Ukraine were NATO’s prize. This and continued aggressive NATO/US military expansion to the East and surrounding Russia and China with missiles and military elements is never debated. Nor is the ridiculous fictitious nature of the "War on Terror" and the illegal invasion and occupation of Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan where 150,000 US troops were stationed for 13 years to fight 19 Al-Qaeda fighters and where each soldier is costing the American taxpayer over a million dollars a day.

The truth

Regarding some imagined "Crimean Invasion": the only way into Crimea by land forces would be through Ukraine, therefore an "invasion" of Crimea would have entailed invading Ukraine first. Please look at a map dear reader. There is not a single road, bridge or tunnel from mainland Russian territory into the Republic of Crimea. All of the few Russian forces that are in Crimea have been there for decades and were part of the Black Sea Fleet and also Russia had a legally binding agreement to station as many as 25,000 troops in Crimea. There was no invasion or movement of Russian troops into Ukraine or Crimea. As I said it was physically impossible. Just like three steel framed skyscrapers collapsing into their own footprints because of office fires. Getting the picture dear reader?

Crimea has been historically part of Russia for centuries. Unlike Americans who have squatted on Indian lands for 200 years, Russia’s ties to Crimea go back to ancient days and Crimea had always been part of Russia until it was given to Ukraine like a sack of potatoes during Soviet times by a Ukrainian Chairman of the Central Committee who I shall not name. Therefore it was a joyous reunification.

The real reason the US is interested in Ukraine is because of Russian influence (which they want to diminish worldwide), natural resources, the eviction of the Black Sea Fleet, the establishment of yet another NATO subjugated client state and the Russian pipeline pumping Russian gas to Europe. The 100% transfer of ownership of the pipeline was to pass to Exxon Oil, something cleverly included in the EU Association agreement. An agreement which the Ukrainian people do not want and have not even been allowed to read or debate.

The gas war

The only reason that the EU agreement which President Yanukovich refused to sign included a clause to raise Ukrainian gas prices to European levels was that the idiots in Washington thought they could grab the pipeline, continue to get cheap Russian gas, at even cheaper discounted rates, and make a killing by selling it to Ukrainians and Europe at a higher price.

Europe receives more than 35% of its gas from Russia. And Russia can turn it off without suffering as much as crisis hit Europe will. Russia is not in the midst of an economic crisis. The US and Europe are, and now we know the US wants to save itself by selling Europeans down river. Not to mention completely destroying and poisoning their own environment by getting the gas they want to sell by fracking.

You dear European consumer are being conned by criminals in Washington and the drone murderer in chief as well as your own bought and paid for European leaders. Think about this for a moment: Russia has provided you with cheap dependable gas for years, with no conditions attached. Russia did not tell you to arrest the war criminals in Washington, or stop trade relations with same. Russia did not tell you to allow it to station its military bases or missiles on your lands. Russia has not made you swallow its culture or learn its language as you have been forced to swallow, accept and count as normal American knuckle dragging "culture", perverted lifestyles and their language which is not your own. Russia has not forced your countries to expand your militaries or spend billions on American military hardware while you are living in an economic crisis being manipulated by the West. Russia has not asked your men to die in illegal wars of aggression or pretend there is a fantasy threat from some evil power that you have to pay Russia to protect you from.

And now the monsters in Washington have unleashed the forces of fascism in the largest country in Europe other than Russia. They have financed trained and armed nazis to overthrow a democratically elected European Government and you are silent? You support Obama? You dear European know that it was Russia and the USSR who rid the world of the nazi scourge yet you allow nazis in Ukraine to desecrate monuments to that victory? To beat and kill civilians who refuse to defile the memories of those killed by the nazis. You dear Europeans know what the nazis did. You had relatives, or friends or close ones or know of someone who died fighting or were brutally murdered by the nazi scourge. Yet you support nazis in Ukraine and support the devil in Washington who thinks he rules the world and has unleashed these nazis once again in Europe, all of this so he can sell you his overpriced gas?

There is nothing more I can say Europe. You can stay blind and pretend Washington really cares about you while it rapes your lands and economies and unleashes nazis and Al-Qaeda terrorists wherever it pleases (and believe me you will be next the minute you step out of line) or finally (and this is directly addressed at your leaders) maybe someone other than President Putin or Foreign Minister Lavrov will have the courage to tell the devil in Washington "enough is enough". You have been pawned Europe. There is no Russian threat. Cut off your cheap Russian gas and buy expensive fracked gas from blood spattered Uncle Sam as you continue to give up a large part of your GDP to NATO and the Uncle’s war machine. And mark my words, the "ruler of the world" will sell you and your country down river the minute you are no longer exploitable. Ask the Serbs, the Libyans, the Iraqis, the Syrians, the Ukrainians and keep your eye on the ball. Scotland next? Nothing but death comes from across the pond, they are a people cursed by the blood of the genocide they carried to get their lands.

Want to talk about sanctions Europe? Talk about sanctions for unleashing nazis in Ukraine and for overthrowing a democratically elected government in a European country. That is what your uncle across the pond is guilty of (as well as spying on your leaders and manipulating your economies but we won’t go there yet will we?). Have some spine and for the love of God almighty stop demonizing Russia at the behest of the devil in Washington. Russia was just trying to do business with you and was selling you cheap gas. As for Ukraine you know the kind of neo-nazi forces that are present in some European countries, shall we let Anders Brevik out and let him run for president of Ukraine next. I am sure Obama would agree if Brevik helped him achieve his Brezhinsky mentored geopolitical goals and he proved useful against Russia, for that is all this is about. The empire is afraid it may be challenged.

Uncle says: "Psst! Europe… Pleased to meet you! Hope you guessed my name! Wanna buy some gas? We got cheap stolen gas off American Indian lands! If you buy it we will sell you more guns and our cultural icon Lady something or other will come by and visit. Forget that Russian stuff. Ours be better! Theirs be bad, c’mon we got what you need…Gas and guns. If you don’t buy you be next. Gawanteed."

The above are completely my own views and opinions. E-mails to me can be NSA intercepted by sending them to jar2@list.ru.

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20 March, 13:49

Ukraine: a Counter-Revolutionary Coup

Professor Edward Herman

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The US has continued to violate all treaties and agreements since the end of the cold war and US/NATO have continued to expand eastward. Ukraine is part of this expansion. Using what is called by the CIA "subversive incitement" the ordinary people's dissatisfaction with the government was harnessed by right wing and foreign sponsored elements who seized control of power in Kiev, resulting in a government controlled by right wing anti-Russian and foreign linked elements that make it a "counter-revolutionary coup". In an interview with the Voice of Russia renowned author Edward Herman gave his views on the situation in Ukraine and more calling the West the real aggressors in Ukraine.

Hello! This is John Robles, I am speaking with Dr. Edward Herman, he is a Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the author of several books including "Manufacturing Consent", which he wrote with Noam Chomsky and "The Srebrenica Massacre: Evidence, Context and Politics". This is part 1 of a longer interview. You can find the rest of this interview on our website at voice of Russia dot com.

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Robles: Hello Dr. Herman. How are you this evening?

Herman: I am very well thank you.

Robles: Do you think the situation in Ukraine is going lead to a new cold war?

Herman: I think we are in a cold war in the sense that we are in a propaganda war. What has happened is that the US has successfully demonized Russia and Putin. That was one of the main features of the old cold war. It was that Russia was the evil empire and that's become true. But I think it is important to realize that there has been kind of cold war, maybe a hot war since 1991, there was that deal between Gorbachev and the high officials of Germany and the US that in exchange for giving up East Germany, NATO would not expand one inch eastward. This was an agreement, it wasn't a written agreement and the propagandists in the West keeps saying it wasn't a written agreement, it is clear that there was an understanding, and that understanding was violated very quickly, and the West and the US have moved east steadily.

They've encircled Russia to a quite remarkable scale, they even placed missile defenses right at the Russian border pretending that this was to protect Europe against Iran, which was a fraud, we all know about it.

Here now it is the West again on the southern border of Russia. In an important sense what has happened is that the substantive cold war, or the low level hot war has become more intense after Russia was pushed up against the wall.

My view is that actually what's happened in Ukraine made it imperative for Putin to make a move. If he hadn't made a move, in this case where a hostile government has been emplaced in Ukraine, with the definite aid of the West, and with NATO coming forward further into Ukraine. If Putin didn't resist this, Russia was dead. I think he had no alternative.

Robles: You said that the US has succeeded in making Russia the "evil empire". You said they succeeded. Is Russia viewed that way by most people in the West now?

Herman: "The evil empire" was Reagan's famous statement about Russia made in the 1980s. Definitely Putin is made into a very bad man and Russia is an aggressor.

Robles: NATO, Kerry and Obama have said something about Russian aggression. But there was no aggression. Russia never invaded Ukraine. The few forces that were in Crimea, they were already there!

Herman: This is a case of… if a hostile government came into power in Kiev and it was put in there with the help of the West. This constitutes a great security threat to Russia, that would make it a defensive action. You could argue that the real aggression is from the West. They engaged in what the former CIA officer Ray McGovern calls "subversive incitement.

Robles: In Kerry's view, I found this stunning, he said: "civilized countries don't do that. You just don't invade another country on phony pretext – to assert your interests". We've seen that done time and time again in the last couple of decades. Can you give us your opinion on that?

Herman: Yes, it is an amazing statement for its hypocrisy because here is a man who voted for the invasion of Iraq in 2002 on what is now known to be the phony pretext that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

And the US has of course been invading countries all over the world on a tremendous scale. But here is this man talking about you just don't invade… I mean this is beyond hypocrisy. Also it ignores the difference with Iraq invasion because first of all Russia had agreement, had permission to have 25.000 troops in Crimea by prior agreement. It wasn't bringing it troops. It had troops there.

Secondly another point is that West loves this R2P idea that we have the responsibility to protect, but the Russians felt that they had a responsibility to protect in the light of anti-Russian actions and prospects. So on R2P grounds the West swallows. Russia was right to go in but the most important point is that the West has engineered a coup in Kiev and placed in power a government that was definitely hostile to Russia and aligned with the West, posed a real threat that eventually they would close down the Russian naval base. So, this was genuine national security threat from the coup.

So, you've got the huge differences. In the case of the Iraq invasion there was what is called "a war of choice", that was a phrase the West used, meaning we could do it or not it didn't make a hell of a lot of difference but this was not a war of choice from Russia. I was a "war" involving serious R2P problems and serious national security problems.

Robles: Isn't there a radically different "western versus Russian" and critical view of the Kiev government takeover? We see it here as a violent coup d'état. They forced, they beat and they robbed and they killed their way into the houses of government. That is what we see. The West sees peaceful demonstrators, poor innocent civilians being oppressed. Can you comment on that please?

Herman: I absolutely agree that this was a coup d'etat. There were important protests on the part of ordinary citizens but what happened in Ukraine was that ordinary people's dissatisfaction with government was harnessed by right wing and foreign sponsored elements who seized control of the upheaval and have taken charge of the Kiev government, the result is a government controlled by right wing anti-Russian and foreign linked elements that make this a counter-revolutionary coup, one that threatens a large fraction of Ukrainians and threatens Russia proper. I am fond of the statement… The former CIA officer Ray McGovern speaks of "subversive incitement" as describing the role of the West. I think that is awfully good: "subversive incitement."

Robles: That is called subversive incitement by the CIA, right?

Herman: Yeah.

Robles: What do you think of Samantha Power's March 13th statement to the UN Security Council? And if you could add your reactions to what happened in the Security Council several hours ago, when Russia vetoed and China abstained from a vote calling a Crimean referendum illegal. Russia's argument is and the president's argument and the foreign minister Lavrov's argument is that the Crimean people have the right to self-determination and they have a right to hold a referendum.

Herman: It is obvious that they should have a right to carry out a referendum. The West is again very inconsistent on this. Very often they talk about the importance of self-determination. But that is when they want a people to break away from their government whichever is over them.

In the case of western treatment of Yugoslavia for example. The West actually supported all the breakaway states to dismantling Yugoslavia. But on the other hand, they didn't allow the Serbs to break out of these entities. So, you had Bosnian Serbs, you had Croatian Serbs, they were stuck in the entities that broke away.

So, you have self-determination for people that the West supports and for the people that they don't support like the Serbs there is no self-determination. That applies here.

There is no self-determination for the people in Crimea because that is part of an entity that is not supported by the west. It is a world of double standards. It is an amazing set of double standards that are at work there.

Robles: Do you think Russia has shown any of these double standards or any hypocrisy in the foreign policy?

Herman: My quick reaction is that I don't know. I think so. It is partly because Russia is on the defense here. When you are being aggressed against, when you are being taken apart by some larger entities and powers, you have a greater interests in being honest. This was true during the Vietnam war, like Mi Lai Massacre, the US said there was no massacre, the Vietnamese said there were 500 civilians killed.

It turns out after the fact that the Vietnamese were right, you had the aggressor, the US, lying endlessly in the Vietnam War but the Vietnamese victims had an interest in speaking the truth.

Robles: The media's treatment of President Putin and his actions now, if you could…

Herman: Samantha Powers, she is the US Ambassador to the UN, and she of course has been defending the demonization or claims that the new coup government is a wonderful thing. She actually says that the new Ukrainian leaders have made clear the future they wish for their people. A future of pluralism, prosperity and dignity, a future free of corruption, a future where the Ukrainian people do not have to choose between East and West. That is so "beautiful" but it has nothing to do with reality.

In fact, one of the things that tells us the truth about what this coup government stands for, is the fact that they came into existence one day after there was a February 21 agreement that would have established a national unity government, fixed early elections and then withdrawn the police and hopefully would have caused the violent protestors to stop their war, and the president would retire right then and there. So, it was a proposal that was accepted by Germany, and France, and Poland and it would have gone into the effect and it would have created a unity government.

The very next day this thing was ignored and the president was chased out of power and the coup government was installed. So, that was an opportunity to create a unified government and have elections that were not managed by one side. But that was not satisfactory for the US government and the NATO system. So that task force effort was thrown away and we had a coup government installed, they could do what the US wanted them to do.

So, that is a demonstration that what Samantha Powers is saying is a lie, it is completely untrue. This is not a pluralistic government working in the interests of all the people, it is a coup government that is working against Russian interests and the interests of what the NATO powers want.

There is also a hypocritical note that should be mentioned: she says that the coup government is really deeply concerned with the prosperity of the people but in fact Yatsenyuk actually openly declared the need to carry out austerity policies under IMF rule and he was quite open that this was going to make the public suffer.