Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

16 April 2014. A Point to Ponder this Holy Week…

00 Jesus was a radical.16

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Jesus wouldn’t have been welcome at Liberty University… Jesus wouldn’t have been welcome at the Washington Times or the Washington Examiner… Jesus wouldn’t have been welcome at the American Enterprise Institute. The New York Times, CNN, and Fox would’ve shunned him… Pat Robertson, Timothy Dolan, Paffhausen, and Franklin Graham would’ve denounced him… Serge Schmemann, Sophia Kishkovsky, and Rod Dreher would’ve ignored him. The Council on Foreign Relations would’ve laughed at him. The WCC would’ve “tolerated” him. The country club set would’ve told rude jokes about him. Certainly, he wouldn’t be on the guest list for Mary Lou Whitney’s next party and Langley would tail him “for national security reasons”.

Reflect on this when you hear unhinged righties try to tell you that Our Lord Christ would’ve approved of the anti-people ravening agenda of the Republican Party. They lie… Our Lord Himself said so when He was on earth. They didn’t tack him up to a cross for nothing…

BMD

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Putin Slams Junta… Junta Pulls Raid in Gorlovka… Opolchenie Capture APCs from Junta Forces

00 Donetsk Peoples Republic. 16.04.14

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On Wednesday, the Kremlin press service reported that President Vladimir Putin stated in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that the sharp aggravation of the Ukrainian crisis was the outcome of the irresponsible policy pursued by Kiev, which ignores the legitimate rights and interests of the country’s Russian-speaking population, saying, “The use of armed forces by the present régime to suppress protest actions by civilians in the southeast Ukraine is inadmissible”. Putin gave his analysis of the current Ukrainian situation at Netanyahu’s request. During the conversation, held on the initiative of the Israeli side, Putin and Netanyahu discussed matters of current importance on bilateral coöperation and the international agenda, including the course of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme. Putin and Netanyahu agreed to hold regular exchanges of views on matters of mutual interest.

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The Gorlovka Gorsoviet reported that unidentified pro-junta attackers struck the town, saying that the incident happened “on 15 April after 21.00 local time (11.00 PDT. 14.00 EDT. 19.00 BST. 22.00 MSK. 08.00 16 April AEST). Five masked men forced their way into the social maintenance office building. Eyewitnesses said that the men had guns. They broke down the doors and smashed all the phone sets. Supposedly, the attackers were looking for weapons. The person on duty in the building wasn’t hurt, but she’s stressed”. Cops came to the scene. On 14 April, patriot elements took over the Gorsoviet building, appointed Aleksandr Sapunov as People’s Mayor, and hoisted the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

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On Wednesday, patriots continue to control government offices in eight cities of Donetsk Oblast. The flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic waved over the Zhdanovka Gorsoviet building. Patriots stated that local authorities “are on their side.” The Makeyevka Gorsoviet, the Mariupol mayor’s office, the Kramatorsk Gorsoviet, an office in Khartsyzsk, a police building in Gorlovka, and the Gorsoviet and police building in Yenakiyevo remain in patriot hands. Police and SBU buildings remain occupied by patriots in Slavyansk. The Donetsk People’s Republic Opolchenie placed seven checkpoints in the city.

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On Wednesday, patriot Opolchenie seized six Ukrainian Army armoured vehicles that entered Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast as part of a task force to conduct an “anti-terrorist operation” (sic). The Opolchenie surrounded the vehicles and blocked their movement. Then, they disarmed the troops and drove the APCs towards Ivanovka.

16 April 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/728157

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/728154

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/728180

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/728188

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You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This: The Ukraine to Issue Two-Year War Bonds… Tell Me, Who’d be STOOPID Enough to Buy ‘Em?

01 Art of Money Getting

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The Ukrainian Ministry of Finance will issue two-year war bonds worth 1.1 billion gryvnia (3.344 billion Roubles. 92.8 million USD. 102.3 million CAD. 99 million AUD. 67.1 million Euros. 55 million UK Pounds), according to Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers Nr 100-101 dated 1 April, but released only this week. It said, “This proposal is a call to the community to join forces, desires, and intentions to take part in solving national problems and to give financial assistance to the Ukraine’s armed forces, enhancing their combat readiness and strengthening the state’s defence”. The securities are book-entry war bonds with a 7 percent coupon for 1 billion gryvnia (3.04 billion Roubles. 84 million USD. 93 million CAD. 90 million AUD. 61 million Euros. 50 million UK Pounds), and certificated treasury bonds with a face value of 100 million gryvnia (304 million Roubles. 8.4 million USD. 9.3 million CAD. 9 million AUD. 6.1 million Euros. 5 million UK Pounds). The government will pay the yield on each security with a face value of 1,000 gryvnia (3,040 Roubles. 84 USD. 93 CAD. 90 AUD. 61 Euros. 50 UK Pounds) every 6 months. The Ukraine has been in serious financial trouble since February, with extremely high arrears for Russian gas and a military that needs funding, Kiev struggles to make ends meet. Kiev can’t raise funds independently as it is in a stand-by agreement with the IMF to receive rescue money. The only alternative left for the junta is to appeal to patriotism and issue so-called war bonds, with yields exempt from tax, should the government not default before the first payment is due.

Editor:

Now, I’ve seen it all! Come and get it! Big-time Ukrainian bond sale! Who’s going to be STOOPID enough to buy these? Watch ‘em get foisted on two groups:

  • Uniate and “Ukrainian Orthodox” parishes in the diaspora will force members to buy this useless paper
  • the Ukrainian government will force civil service employees, soldiers, pensioners, and wage-earners to buy them through wage/pension holdbacks

The junta’s grasping at straws. This is fuckin’ pitiful… the people suffer under a double-the-trouble combination of pay cuts and price increases, and, now, this. McCain, Nuland, and Zbig cackle with glee…

I believe that the junta’s glomming up “getaway cash”… this isn’t enough to fight a modern war with for even a month. Note this… the oligarchs aren’t buying into this shit. Darlin’ Yuliya the Landshark ain’t buying… neither is Yatsenyuk, Turchinov, Avakov, or Klichko. Shitbirds of a feather DO flock together…

BMD

16 April 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140416/189240342/Ukraine-to-Issue-Two-Year-War-Bonds.html

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16 April 2014. Gleanings from My Mailbag

Mailbag

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Editor:

I’m in plain type; my interlocutors are in italics.

BMD

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What do you think of the resistance of heroic little Slavyansk? Sources tell me that real soldiers refused to move. The town’s name is proper, as one of the ways that you “read it” is “Hero Town”.

The Ukrainian patriots of Slavyansk will go down as heroes after this is all over and the dust settles. However, keep in mind that this isn’t an isolated incident. Patriots in Kramatorsk, Krasny Lyman, and Artomovsk pulled off similar actions. The Artomovsk patriots disarmed a junta military convoy without firing a shot on Saturday. Meanwhile, in Kharkov, Ukrainian patriots stormed the Gorsoviet building today and the police joined the anti-Maidan forces. If the putsch president Turchinov goes through with an attack on Monday morning, I don’t see how Russia can’t send in troops to protect the people, both Russian and Ukrainian, from these Nazis. Keep in mind, Turchinov would use “National Guard” troops, whose ranks are full of Western Ukrainian neo-Nazis. The regular army is utterly unreliable; it might even go over to the side of the patriots.

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You’d be surprised at how much of my material comes from my Cabinet. Some are people who can’t post publicly under their own names (this is true of some priests). I know that some use me as a conduit at times… but that’s OK. I pity the poor people of Little Russia… they’ve suffered enough, haven’t they?

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Judas! (In reference to Bartholomew Archontonis)

What else did you expect? He’s an American poodle… who wants to grab the Ukraine… and to join the papists (he did receive training in Rome, after all). It ain’t over yet.

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They’re misreading the whole Russian/Ukrainian situation due to ignorance of Russian history. Firstly, VVP did much to restore many “Soviet” aspects of society. Indeed, at the Victory Day parade, they introduce him as “Comrade Supreme Commander”, and the whole ritual has its later Soviet tinge. Secondly, haven’t they heard VVP say, “The Eurasian Economic Community shall bring back all the best features of the USSR?” In short, dogmatism blinds them. Putin’s rule is a new NEP, which anyone familiar with Russian history can tell. In fact, Putin all but admitted that the future belongs to communism. That’s what keeps me out of formal membership in any Marxist group… their refusal to truly embrace the dialectic (and reality), and their stubborn insistence on trying to fit reality to their theories. I think that their hearts are right… their dogmatism sucks. I don’t say this in anger.

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00 Crisis. 01 Odessa. We're not giraffe meat for the EU! .3

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When you posted that “We aren’t giraffe meat for the EU” sign in the protest picture it really warmed my heart. The senseless cruelty of those monsters in Denmark still bowls me over. Poor Marius! However, he did speak to the heartless EU from beyond his grave through that, no?

I feel so alone at times. I do. I think that the present crisis in the Ukraine is one of three great events that I’ve seen in my 60 years… first was Reagan’s election, which ushered in the present Dark Night… second was the August Events of ’91 that brought in the Second Time of Troubles… the third is the present situation, the world won’t be able to return to the status quo ante.

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IT seems that all the kerfuffle in Kiev has a good side… whispers tell me that certain people are asking Potapov… “Whom do you favour, VOA or the Church?” This mess is opening up eyes. People are seeing that Western “conservatives” aren’t our friends. The Eurasian Union is a creative synthesis of the good in Russia’s past… that is, Imperial Russia and Soviet Russia… not “either or”… it’s “both or nothing”. When HH, V V Putin, and G A Zyuganov all sing from the same score, you know that it’s on the up and square! To think that we have the meddling Amerikantsy to thank for it! The Nasty 90s brought the Church and Party together… the recent events of the past six years (after the August war) brought the post-’91 Russian élite in as well. Do you think that the Blunder will finally see the light? Despite all the gloom, there appears to more than a little hope. I think that we’ve turned a corner and won a respite…

I agree with you. People now see that they must choose. Whose side IS Hilarion Alfeyev on… the Vatican or us? I know what he’ll choose; maturity is dawning on this naïf at the age of 47! The same goes for the ROCOR, AND the OCA, AND Constantinople. We all have to lay our cards on the table, no longer hedging our bets. Who’s with us and who’s against us? Decision time is here.

I don’t have complete faith in all the OCA… sadly enough. However, I’m pulling “back” on some criticisms… I was harsh for a while for a reason… someone has to “bell the cat”. Once the cat is “belled”, you can scale back… but not before. My Cabinet keeps me informed, and that’s how I keep up or lessen the pressure. I believe that I play a role in the Church “discussion”… my role is to bring up things that many won’t (or can’t) look at. However, although I think that most of the OCA shall come ’round, I’m not overly sure of SVS. A friend at the Centre told me that Mollard was “the right man for the moment… he’ll do nothing, but that’s what we need”. I now realise what she meant… and I think that you do too!

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Rose impressed me once, too… we all were. He APPEARED so holy. Today, I’d say, “A long beard a monk does NOT make”. I think that you know what I mean…

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Note how they attack artificial birth control. In general, they abhor moderation of any sort. They’re fanatics… very much. They won’t listen to sensible people like HH, Charlie, or Vladimir Romanovich. What’ll they do when the Reds return and the Church and Reds embrace as one? That’s what VVP sees… that’s what HH sees… isn’t that how God works, after all? God doesn’t DESTROY his enemies in a Crusade; He loves them so much that they change of their own accord if their heart’s right. It puts the Nasty 90s in a new light, doesn’t it? Who woulda thunk it… the Reds repented and God blessed them… the Whites refused and died the death (I mean the White attitude, NOT White Russians or the White legacy)… God DOES work in mysterious ways, doesn’t He?

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Do you think that they’re abandoning unhealthy “generic” Orthodoxy for REAL Russian Orthodoxy? I’ve nothing against Greeks, Serbs, Romanians, et al (they ARE part of our Orthosphere, after all), but Russian Orthodoxy is a specific family… we must treat it as such.

They aren’t opposed to the real Russia that respects the Imperial legacy, triumphed under the USSR, and now is building a new state containing the best of both. They aren’t opposed, but they’re a bit slow to get it. This sodomic rape of the “real” all-Russian Ideal by their US Conservative “friends” was a revelation.

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The situation in the Ukraine is surreal… just when you think that it can’t get any odder… it does. On Fatso… the intel is all over the map, I’m discounting ALL of it until an official announcement comes out. We DO have the word on Soraich, but a friend of mine at the Centre a month ago told me it was a done deal. NO ONE at the Centre knows anything about Fats… NO ONE. What doesn’t help is that Fatso still schmoozes with neocons in full sight of the Russian Embassy! Crazy world… do pass the jug… it’s gonna get even crazier.

Same thing here, just no reliable news about Fatso… if all you have is Momomuckos and rumours, you don’t have anything.

I think that’s the Centre’s way of saying “NO”… after all, Soraich is no prize. How DO you “demote” a former First Hierarch (for that is what he was)?

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Editor:

That wraps up the latest sharable stuff… anything personal stays PRIVATE. Over seven years of posting, I’ve not betrayed anyone yet… and I don’t intend starting now!

BMD

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