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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Putin sez Third Parties Can’t Solve Ukrainian Crisis… Junta Fibs Massively in Genève, Orders Repressions in the Eastern Ukraine

00 donetsk 01. 17.04.14

The face of  the patriot Opolchenie… “Holy Rus, preserve the Orthodox Faith! Down with the Junta!” The patriot fighters are mainly Orthodox and communist (at the same time!)… the junta brings together Uniates, schismatical Orthodox, “Evangelicals”, Sectarians, and New Age crazies. That’s what’s on offer… the KPU/canonical Orthodoxy on one side… heresy/rightwing repression and greed on the other. You must side with one or the other (there’s nothing else). Choose well…

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On Thursday, during an online Q&A, President Vladimir Putin said that any solution of the Ukrainian crisis had to home-grown, saying, “Can the USA and Russia reach a compromise on the Ukraine? Any compromise must come from the various political forces inside the Ukraine, not from third parties. This is of paramount importance; this is a key point. All that we can do from the outside is to support it in whatever way we can and go along with it”.

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On Thursday, during an online Q&A, President Vladimir Putin said that the current election campaign in Ukraine isn’t kosher, saying, “The presidential race is taking very objectionable forms. If it continues like this, most certainly, we won’t be unable to recognise the events that follow the 25 May [Ukrainian presidential election] as legitimate”.

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On Thursday, local media said that the MVDU released 25 out of 63 detained participants of clashes at a military base in Mariupol. Stanislav Rechinsky, advisor to the Interior Minister, said, “Police failed to bring accusations against these 25 people”. Ukrainian MVDU spetsnaz launched an attack on Mariupol in the early pre-dawn hours on Thursday. Junta “Minister of Internal Affairs” Arseny Avakov noted that three people died and 13 wounded in the attack.

17 April 2014

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Kramatorsk.info reported, referring to local sources, that junta troops attacked strongpoints held by patriot Opolchenie in Sergeyevka in Slavyanskaya Raion in Donetsk Oblast (17 kilometres from Kramatorsk), “A woman from the village of Sergeyevka told us that she could hear shooting in the area next to the ​​highway”. A helicopter landed, troops debarked, which started the skirmish. Locals said that there men in uniforms about, perhaps, junta soldiers. Some said that a fire broke out at a checkpoint manned by the patriot forces. No one knows what caused the fire. Eyewitnesses said that one person is dead, and patriot Opolochenie forces suffered casualties, but this information lacked official confirmation. Besides this, military helicopters circled Kramatorsk. “The locals got very scared due to all this. Some even began gathering their possessions to leave. However, after 22.00 (12.00 PDT. 15.00 EDT. 20.00 BST. 23.00 MSK. 09.00 18 April AEST) 10 pm the situation in the village stabilised. Junta troops left, along with their armoured vehicles”.

Editor:

The New York Times is crowing about a bogus “agreement” reached in Geneva. The above is the truth, the Times report is a lie (however, with lapdog “reporters” like Serge Schmemann and Sophia Kishkovsky having worked for it, does it surprise you?). To put it mildly, the patriots don’t trust the junta pigs, and well they shouldn’t.

For us, take note of the Times lies… NOTHING put out by the Western media machine is trustworthy… NOTHING. Little Russia still suffers… the West is still trying to rape it, the junta sics its fascist bully boys on it… the patriots would be insane to put credence in ANYTHING promised by the likes of Turchinov (a posturing part-time “preacher”), Avakov (a convicted felon), and Yatsenyuk (a goofy Scientologist thief).

BMD

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So-called “Foreign Minister” Andrei Deshchitsya said that junta troops staging repressions in the eastern Ukraine would continue their crackdown despite international calls to stop the violence. So far, the junta repression targeted Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, and Mariupol with at least three patriots dead and dozens wounded. Deshchitsya boasted in Genève after quadrilateral talks, “The troops deployed are on Ukrainian territory and we don’t have to pull them out. We could limit their involvement in the operation could if we see de-escalation of the situation”. The seven-hour Geneva talks involving Russia, the USA, the EU, and the Kiev junta called on all sides of the conflict “to refrain from any violence, intimidation, or provocative actions”.

Editor:

This proves that the junta is a bunch of lying sacks of shit. They don’t intend to stop violence on their part… in fact, they intend to escalate it, it seems. The New York Times tells whoppers yet again. It’s time for Potapov to condemn PUBLICLY his former service to Langley in an official venue. Otherwise, one has to conclude that certain elements in the ROCOR still favour Langley and its machinations against the motherland.  Don’t forget… those sorts plunged a knife into the Mother Church’s back after 1991. These people aren’t only quislings in the political sense; they pal around with questionable “Evangelical” enemies of the Church. It’s time that we did something about them.

BMD

18 April 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_17/Compromise-needs-to-be-reached-by-Ukrainian-political-forces-not-Russia-US-Putin-1683/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_17/Presidential-race-in-Ukraine-proceeding-in-absolutely-unacceptable-forms-if-this-continues-we-will-be-unable-to-recognize-elections-Putin-7608/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_17/Ukraine-police-release-25-protesters-earlier-detained-in-eastern-Ukraine-s-Mariupol-1814/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_18/Eyewitnesses-report-shooting-near-Ukrainian-Slavyansk-media-5441/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_18/Ukrainian-troops-will-continue-operation-against-pro-federalization-protesters-despite-Geneva-talks-appeal-1127/

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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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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Head of Church of Greece Puts Off Visit to Russia

00 Bart with Biden

Bart sucking up to Biden and listening to His Master’s Voice… “Do beware the Danaeans, even when they bear gifts”… I mean the USA, NOT “the Greeks”

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Sources told Kathimerini that Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias, who visited Athens last May, cancelled plans to attend an event at the Greek Embassy in Moscow after the head of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos Liapis of Athens, put off a visit to the Russian capital. Officially, the Church of Greece informed the MP that Ieronymos wouldn’t be able to visit due to scheduling problems, but the feeling in Moscow is that he cancelled his trip because of friction between the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul and the MP over the Ukrainian situation. In the past, the two Churches sparred over religious issues in the Ukraine.

e-Kathimerini

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_08/03/2014_538003

Editor’s Note:

Kathimerini is a partner of the New York Times, so, its content is often suspect neoliberal bullshit (remember, the NYT has the likes of Serge Schmemann working for it… you know what flocks together, don’t you?). Here, however, it’s straight reportage… which reveals that the recent meeting in Istanbul went very badly, indeed. Bart is a shameless lickspittle of the Americans, as all Ecumenical Patriarchs since Athenagoras Spyrou have been (he’s also papist-trained, giving him two strikes against him, no?). Do you remember that image of Bart kissing Biden’s ass in public? That was disgusting… but that’s what the EP has degenerated into.

There’s not much on the late meeting in Istanbul on patriarchia.ru (nor is it prominent and highlighted, it’s just ordinary “latest news”… that means that all the hot air out of the Phanar about an imposing and all-powerful “all-Orthodox Council” in two years is sheer hokum and bogus. Don’t forget, the MP and Antioch pulled out of the EP-inspired “Episcopal Assemblies” in the diaspora. Besides which, the EP centre in Chambésy lies shuttered and empty (its funding from the Greek government is gone… Langley didn’t give the EP enough to keep it open), there’s no serious work being done to prepare a council, which requires detailed planning and, most of all, MONEY (money that the EP doesn’t have, by the way… its dependent on Langley hand-outs and shaking down rich diaspora Greeks). Until you SEE planning and SEE serious money on the table, discount all Phanar lies. Indeed, it’d be inane to have a “Synod” in two years (it wouldn’t be an Ecumenical Council, for no patriarch can call such, only an “Orthodox Emperor” can do so)… it’d have the potential to split the Church in two. All sane people oppose such a notional meeting.

It’s best not to comment on the noise from the EP and crank papist sources such as AsiaNews. As the old Russian saying has it, “The dogs bark as the caravan passes… the caravan goes on its way”. In short, the EP isn’t going to steal the Ukraine (that’s what this is all about, kids). Things haven’t changed… “Beware the Danaeans (Americans), even when they bear gifts”… that hasn’t changed, either.

BMD

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Graffiti-Spraying 84-Year-Old Nun Jailed for Three Years for Breaking into Nuclear Facility

00 Sr Megan Rice. 19.02.14

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On Tuesday, local media reported that a federal judge sentenced an elderly nun who broke into the supposedly-most carefully-guarded nuclear facilities in the USA to nearly three years in prison. Sister Megan Gillespie Rice, 84, cut through fences and several layers of security at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge TN along with two other members of Transform Now Plowshares (a part of the Plowshares Movement pacifist group) in July 2012. They spent two hours in the complex before security guards caught them. During that time, they hoisted banners, spray painted messages like “work for peace, not war”, and tossed human blood on a building used to store and process highly enriched uranium used to make nuclear bombs. The incident prompted a congressional review of security at American nuclear facilities.

Rice, imprisoned since her conviction last year, urged the judge to impose the maximum sentence for her crimes at a four-hour sentencing hearing. The Tennessean quoted Rice as saying, “Please, have no leniency on me. To remain in prison for the rest of my life would be the greatest honour you could give me”. Federal judge Amul Thapar {a Hard Right appointee of G W Bush: editor} said that he struggled to find the right sentence to balance Rice’s past good works with the need to deter others from breaking the law to pursue political goals. Thapar didn’t oblige, but he did say that breaking the law wasn’t the right way to pursue political goals. He said that he hoped a significant prison sentence would deter others from following the same path and bring them “back to the political system I fear that they’ve given up on”. The newspaper reported that he sentenced Rice to 35 months in prison. Thapar sentenced fellow anti-nuclear activists Michael Walli, 64, and Greg Boertje-Obed, 58, to five years and two months in prison because of their “criminal histories”.

The court didn’t immediately update its records to show the sentences imposed and we couldn’t reach either the prosecutors or the Plowshares group for an immediate comment. The New York Times said that Rice, a native New Yorker, has had 50 arrests for acts of civil disobedience and once served a six-month prison term. It said that the authorities arrested her in 1998 she at a protest at the School of the Americas, a US Army school at Fort Benning in Georgia that taught Latin American soldiers to fight leftist insurgencies. It said that some went on to commit human rights abuses. Rice served six months in federal prison. She said in a 2012 interview with the Times, “It was a great eye-opener. When you’ve had a prison experience, it minimises your needs very much”. Rice said that nuclear arms were “the issue”, the most pressing one of our times, noting, “It’s the criminality of this 70-year industry. We spend more on nuclear arms than on the Departments of Education, Health, and Transportation, disaster relief, and a number of other government agencies that I can’t remember”.

19 February 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_02_19/Graffiti-spraying-84-year-old-nun-jailed-for-three-years-for-breaking-into-nuclear-facility-1570/

Editor’s Note:

Judge Thapar is an extreme Hard Rightist… not only was he a Bush appointee, he hangs around with nutter groups such as the Federalist Society, a Hard Right “libertarian” group (they believe in “free enterprise” anarchy with no government regulation to protect people from the rapacious rich). One can see why he sentenced these “criminals” to such disproportionate terms. It looks like he wants to muzzle the left… but that he doesn’t want to seem to be “unconstitutional” about it (at least, that puts him a notch above McCarthyites, who didn’t care how they attacked people).

Betcha that Thapar makes a fuss about “Russian totalitarianism” in his rants at the country club and amongst his rightwing pals. His sentence proves that the clamour raised by the USA about Russian “illegality” and injustice” is just mere wind. The USA DOES have political prisoners and I’d say that judges like Thapar are the Freislers of today. The USA has no grounds to complain about the Pussy Riot sentence or the Russian laws on homosexuality and minors… the USA puts people in prison for embarrassing the government. I’ll bet you that one reason Thapar issued these sentences was that his greedster pals at the country club would ostracise him if he didn’t, and he’d lose his entrée to Hard Right venues. Of course, I don’t know this for certain, but it isn’t without the realm of possibility. Shitbirds of a feather DO flock together. The nun and her pals deserved a year in the can for trespassing, creating a public nuisance, and vandalism… that is, the judge should’ve sentenced them to “time served”. The sentence he actually passed was overly harsh and out of proportion. You can see what hanging around Hard Righties does to one’s sense of propriety, don’t you?

One last thing… the security at the nuclear site was “privatised“… that is, the greedsters cut corners on operations so that the owners could get more “return” (it also shows us that entrusting our security to private corporations is a joke). They were the ones who deserved to be in the dock. If there was real (not bogus) security, the activists would’ve never even gotten in. Note well Judge Thapar’s SILENCE on that. Ah, yes, they JOYS of the “Free Enterprise” system…

BMD

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