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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Stop the Presses! USA “Sends a Message to Moscow!” USA to Deploy 150 Soldiers Each in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania! WOW!

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00 Pat Bagley. Crabby McCain. 10.04.14.

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Firstly, note this:

In a move to reassure Russia’s neighbours, the USA will send some 600 paratroopers to Poland and the Baltics starting tomorrow as part of an open-ended military commitment prompted by Moscow’s actions in the Ukraine. Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters at his daily briefing, “I can announce today that a company-size contingent of paratroopers from US Army Europe’s 173 Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), based in Vicenza, Italy, will arrive in Poland tomorrow to begin exercises with Polish troops”. Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will get 150 American troops each. Kirby said that the full deployment would be complete “by the end of this weekend, maybe Monday”.

The rest of the article is here, if you wish to read it.

This shows the real outlines of American policy in the Ukraine. These forces aren’t serious military forces; they’re diplomatic chess pieces. That is, the USA says to Russia, “We know that you’re going to take the Ukraine, and we can’t stop you; we lack the power to do so. However, if you touch these four countries, we’ll use nukes”. These small units are “trip wires”, and Russia knows it. This is a clear sign that the Pentagon has written off the Ukraine… and, perhaps, Langley has done so as well. The junta is a dead duck… everyone’s just going through a disgusting kabuki play of posturing and posing. I wish that Russia would get on with it and smash the fictive “Ukrainian” state. Then, the world could get back to business.

BMD

22 April 2014

Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/u-s–sends-600-troops-to-poland–baltics-in-message-to-russia-over-ukraine-175716068.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

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USA Gives Peanuts to Its Junta Pals… Turchinov Thunders Away (and No One Cares)… Minoborony Ukrainy Caught in Massive Fib (The Cops in Donetsk WON’T Aid the Junta)

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Patriot opolchenie in Donetsk… note how the patriots use Imperial, Soviet, and Orthodox symbolism interchangeably. That is, it’s all ours… or, none of it’s ours. Also note the LACK of any so-called “Ukrainian” symbolism… that’s a fiction, best left unmentioned. Holy Rus is REAL… the “Ukraine” is a disgusting fiction… any questions?

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A White House statement published on Tuesday said that the USA would give the Ukraine 50 million USD (1.79 billion Roubles. 55.2 million CAD. 53.9 million AUD. 36.2 million Euros. 29.7 million UK Pounds) to carry out political and economic reforms, to strengthen the partnership between the USA and the Ukraine. 11.4 million USD (408 million Roubles. 12.6 million CAD. 12.3 million AUD. 8.25 million Euros. 6.8 million UK Pounds) are for the upcoming Ukrainian presidential election scheduled for 25 May. The White House claimed that these funds are to support democratic processes, not to aid any specific candidate. In addition, the USA would give 8 million USD (286 million Roubles. 8.9 million CAD. 8.6 million AUD. 5.8 million Euros. 4.75 million UK Pounds) to aid the Ukrainian armed forces, but this doesn’t include arms shipments. These funds are for buying communication systems, engineering equipment, and transport facilities. The White House published this statement as part of the visit of US Vice President Joseph Biden to the Ukraine. Biden is negotiating with the junta in Kiev.

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On Tuesday, Major General Aleksandr Rozmaznin, the head of the Ukrainian armed forces main command centre, told a news briefing that MVDU personnel in Donetsk are refusing to take part in operations against local patriot elements, saying, “We don’t sense coöperation from police in Donetsk Oblast. I don’t have authority to comment on that, but the fact remains. In certain areas, they won’t aid our units”.

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On Tuesday, Daily Mail Online reported that UK intelligence bigs warned British Prime Minister David Cameron against providing military assistance to Kiev. It reported that NATO’s considering options to the Ukrainian crisis ranging from economic sanctions against Russia to proposals of military assistance to Kiev. However, “Agents of MI6 and Defence Intelligence Staff on the ground warned that the crisis could turn into a violent civil war, with much of the eastern Ukraine declaring independence”. The intelligence services warned official London against such escalation of the conflict. In addition, the Daily Mail reported, “Unarmed British teams have moved around the country covertly monitoring border crossing points and towns where Russian support is strongest”.

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On Tuesday, the Rada media service reported that junta chieftain Aleksandr Turchinov demanded that junta forces resume operations in the eastern Ukraine, saying, “I demand that security services carry out effective counter-terrorist activities aimed at defending Ukrainian citizens living in the country’s east from terrorists”.

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“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! I am the Great Turchinov, Lord Ruler and Grand High Poo-Bah of all the Ukraine! What I say goes! I MEAN IT! Damn it, I said that I MEAN IT! AREN’T YOU LISTENING TO ME!?” This is pathetic… someone, please, get out the humane killer and put this unthrifty beast out of its misery.

BMD

In a statement posted on its official website, the Genprokuratura Ukrainy accused MVDU and SBU personnel of malfeasance. It noted, “Unsanctioned seizure of administration buildings, including those of the MVDU and SBU, point to malfeasance by security personnel”. The Genprokuratura said that they failed to calm tensions in Donetsk, Lugansk, Odessa, and Kharkov Oblasts, even though the security forces outnumbered the patriot protestors.

22 April 2014

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On Tuesday, the Minoborony Ukrainy tried to play down a report that a high-ranking officer said that security forces refused to take part in operations against patriot elements in Donetsk, saying, “The report was the result of a misunderstanding during a briefing in Kiev of the head of the Ukrainian armed forces main command centre and should only be regarded as a comment”.

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I think that the junta slammed it in the door… HARD. Hmm… I think that you all know what I mean. EVERYTHING from the junta is bollocks on stilts and completely unhinged. God do preserve the ordinary folks of Little Russia.

BMD

23 April 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/729086

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/729090

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/729121

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http://en.itar-tass.com/world/729168

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Monday, 21 April 2014

21 April 2014. A Photo Essay… President Assad in Liberated Ma’loula

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The above pics are of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in liberated Ma’loula. The nuns are back in their convent, and the Aramaic-speakers are back in town to stay. The sane Muslims, Alawis, and Christians stand together. Indeed, the Sunni Muslim hierarchy is friendly with their Christian colleagues, and vice versa. That’s the way it’s always been in Syria… it’s the way it’s gonna stay, if sane elements have their way (Syrian Muslims aren’t Wahhabis… hell, most Muslims in general aren’t Wahhabis, for that matter). Langley supported an al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria… that’s not surprising, considering that Zbig was the godfather of al-Qaeda back in the ’70s. The real reason for the USA getting involved was that Bashar al-Assad was pro-Russian, and the USA wanted to kick VVP in the ass. Well, that backfired, didn’t it? Raise a glass… Ma’loula is free!

BMD

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VVP Appoints Former Ukie Navy Big as Black Sea Fleet Big… Biden Sticks His Nose in Business NOT His Own… Russia Tells USA to “Get it Right”

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Admiral Denis Berezovsky… he rallied to Russia… he chose freedom!

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On Monday, government media sources said that President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky, the former commander of the Ukrainian Navy, as a Deputy Commander of the Black Sea Fleet (ChF-VMF) and Rear Admiral Igor Smolyak as the commander of the Nakhimov Higher Naval Institute in Sevastopol. Previously, Smolyak commanded Surface Ship Division 36 of the Pacific Fleet (TF-VMF).

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By this, VVP’s telling all present-serving Ukrainian officers, “Come on down, brothers! There’s a place at table for you… in your present rank, with no strings attached”. Trust me; professional Ukrainian officers will jump at this. The Nakhimov Order of the Red Star Higher Naval Institute (to use its formal title) is the former professional school of the Ukrainian Navy. That is, the Ukie armed forces not only lack a formed fleet, they’ve lost the necessary logistics/admin/training base to sustain one. Biden can do nothing to remedy this. All that he can do is to hand out lifejackets as the ship sinks. This is yet more proof that the so-called “Ukrainian” state isn’t long for this world.

BMD

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On Monday, US Vice President Joe Biden will begin a two-day visit to the Ukraine, hours after Right Sector terrorists shattered a fragile Easter truce and patriots in the Donetsk People’s Republic appealed for help from Russia. Biden’s arrival in Kiev comes after a deadly gunfight killed at least two opolchenie fighters in Slavyansk, an incident that sparked “outrage” in Moscow. However, the Western-backed junta in Kiev denied responsibility and claimed that the violence was a Russian provocation. The attack, near the flash point of Slavyansk, undermined an accord worked out in Geneva between Russia, the Ukraine, and Western powers on Thursday under which “illegal armed groups” backed by the junta were to surrender their weapons. The deal, aimed at easing the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War, now appears stalled.

Vladimir, a 20-year-old opolchenie fighter, said that Sunday’s shootout erupted when four cars pulled up to a roadblock in the early hours, saying, “We wanted to conduct a check, then, they opened fire on us with avtomats. We killed three of them”. An AFP photographer saw two bodies laid out in a truck near the scene. For now, no one knows who the assailants were, as they escaped before the opolchenie could bring in reinforcements. Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, People’s Mayor of Slavyansk and opolchenie commander, said that he believed that two attackers died in the firefight. He declared a 00.00 to 06.00 curfew in the town, and appealed to President Vladimir Putin, to send in troops as “peacekeepers to defend the population against the fascists (what patriots call the junta and its collaborators)”. Later, Ponomaryov said, “If you can’t send peacekeeping forces, send us weapons”.

Editor:

Biden’s main mentor was a pro-Ustaša fascist Croat RC priest… Biden hasn’t strayed far from that evil upbringing, I’m afraid. We need say nothing more on this ravening Russophobic monster…

BMD

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Interfax reported that the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council, an advisory body under the Russian Presidential Administration, fears that the Ukrainian crisis might become a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe. It wrote:

The escalating violence and illegality will only lead to a humanitarian catastrophe on a Europe-wide scale at the very least. The political crisis is rapidly driving the multiethnic Ukrainian population towards a catastrophe, largely due to the loss of legitimacy by state institutions, both national and local. It’s taking on alarming forms, and it requires intervention from foreign humanitarian NGOs. All parties in the Ukrainian conflict should refrain from using violence in resolving political issues, rule out using the army and security forces against the civilian population, stop arresting dissidents, and release those already held on political charges. The media should stop escalating its war and civil conflict rhetoric; it should observe and protect the rights of national, religious, and ethno-cultural minorities, and coöperate with international mediating missions, including the Council and its working group for monitoring human rights in the Ukraine. The only way to resolve this crisis is a national dialogue involving all levels of civil society from all the regions, cooperating with international organisations. Our Council is ready to give assistance in organising such a dialogue. We’re adamant… only civil society, not armed force, can ameliorate this crisis. The use of armed force, the shutdown of television channels, the severing of traditional Russian-Ukrainian ties, assaults on political opponents, and hampering the work of journalists and civil activists (including human-rights observers)… all that is a movement away from crisis resolution in the directly opposite direction.

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On Monday, local media reported that Yuliya Timoshenko cancelled a planned trip to the USA after congressmen refused to meet with her. Media buzz had it that the trip was to happen on 23 April. However, in the end, Timoshenko herself cancelled it after no high-ranking politician in Washington confirmed a readiness to meet with her. Media stories implied that some US Congressmen suggested that Timoshenko shouldn’t run for the Ukrainian presidency. Last week, she appealed to the US Congress for military assistance to the Ukraine. Timoshenko said that the Ukraine needed “comprehensive assistance, including military-technical aid, such as air defence and anti-tank gear, as well as assistance in training military personnel”.

Editor:

US Congressmen are corrupt, venal, deceitful, and unscrupulous (as a group, they’re the gold standard of corruption on the planet)… but their political radar is nonpareil and they can smell a dead duck at 500 paces. Here’s more evidence that the junta’s not long for this world… and neither is the “Ukraine”.

BMD

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The Berkutovtsy… the unsung heroes of the Maidan. Their professionalism and cohesion kept casualties down to a minimum on all sides.

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Former Berkut MVDU spetsnaz reacted sceptically to the junta’s request to return to service two months after so-called “Interior Minister” Arseny Avakov Berkut officially dissolved the Berkut unit. Vladimir Krashevsky, head of the Berkut Veterans’ Association, told reporters “Now, they’re creating a ‘National Guard’ and some other doubtful units manned by kids and old farts, absolutely untrained. It’s nothing but a soap-bubble”. After some Berkut personnel moved to Crimea or Russia, the junta realised that they didn’t have enough reliable professionals in the security forces, so, they decided to invite Berkutovtsy remaining in the Ukraine for family or other reasons to return to service. Krashevsky said, “[The junta] doesn’t control anything. The Right Sector doesn’t obey them. Therefore, Berkutovtsy don’t trust them”. This move came against the backdrop of a continuing trial of a group of Berkutovtsy on charges of their alleged involvement in shooting Euromaidan terrorists. Krashevsky noted, “They’ve made the Berkut into a scapegoat. I doubt that any former Berkut unit will heed the call. For those in the east, that’s entirely out of the question. In central and western regions, they’re also refusing, as far as I know, all the more so that they already know that they’d use them to crack down on the people”. On Easter Sunday, the MVDU issued a statement urging former Berkut units and Euromaidan terrorists to unite “in the face of an external threat”.

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The Berkutovtsy embody “COPS”… “Conscientious Officers Protect and Serve”… they took casualties to minimise civilian casualties. They followed Yanukovich’s orders NOT to fire unnecessarily on the crowd. Who would YOU want on the street? The disciplined Berkutovtsy or the unbridled Svoboda/Right Sector pigs? THAT’S the choice on offer… there’s no other one…

BMD

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On Monday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference in Moscow, “There’s been a surge in appeals to Russia for saving them from this outrage. We’re in an extremely complex position. Those who deliberately pursue a civil war, possibly, in an attempt to start a big serious bloody conflict, are pursuing a criminal policy. We won’t only condemn this policy; we’ll stop it”.

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The Bear growls… the USA had best listen. “This is MY den… hands off!”

BMD

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A rally in the Odessa at the Kulikovo Field voted to create the Novorossiya (New Russia) People’s Republic and elected Valery Kaurov as People’s President. Kaurov, the Head of the Union of Orthodox Citizens of the Ukraine (SPGU), had to use Skype to address the meeting, as he had to flee the city to avoid arrest by junta thugs. Most expect the newly formed entity to be pro-Russian. In another statement, rally participants said that the Novorossiya People’s Republic recognised the People’s Republics in Lugansk, Donetsk, Kharkov, and Podkarpatskaya Rus. Many people wish to use this historical designation for eight south-eastern regions that the Bolshevik government handed over to the Ukrainian SSR early in the last century.

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On Monday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference, “Attacks are continuing in Slavyansk, Mariupol, and other places in the southeastern Ukraine, as well as attacks carried out by militants in masks, who act ruthlessly. There are more and more calls for Russia to save them from this lawlessness. They’re putting us in a really difficult situation”. A reporter asked Lavrov a question on statements by Kiev and the West that the presence of Russian weapons in the southeastern Ukraine proves Russian involvement. He replied, “I think that this argument is just ridiculous, as there were never any other weapons there. You find Russian weapons everywhere in [the Ukraine]“.

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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “Before declaring your ultimatums and demanding that we do something within two or three days, otherwise, you threaten us with sanctions, we’d like to urge our American partners to fully realise their responsibility for those they brought to power. The USA protects the government in Kiev by turning a blind eye to the violence committed by this régime and the militants that it relies on”. Lavrov stated that the American arguments that they found a huge quantity of Russian weapons in the area of clashes and conflicts in the Ukraine are ridiculous, saying, “There’s never been any other weapons there, everybody has Russian weapons there. However, what recent TV reports showed, namely, that American weapons are in the hands of illegal armed formations… that’s something new. These arms were in the hands of illegal armed formations, not the Ukrainian armed forces”.

Editor:

The CIA is getting ready to support Ukrainian terrorists. They supported the UPA bandits until 1954… this is nothing new for them. Sadly enough, there are loud elements in the Galician Uniate diaspora who urge this course of action. These murderous bastards don’t care how many people die or get hurt in their little schemes. The upcoming terrorist actions on the territory of the former Ukraine will have the labels, “Made in the USA” and “Approved by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church”. Mind you, over 95 percent of the Uniates are guiltless of this shit, but they refuse to condemn it… silence betokens consent. That’s too much of a muchness not only for me, but also for many other Orthodox people.

BMD

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Vladimir Ponomaryov, the People’s Mayor of Slavyansk, told a Vzglyad correspondent, “Were searching for infiltrators and spies. We caught three of them yesterday. We’ve caught over a dozen already, maybe, around 20. Some things better come in doses. Our adversaries also receive information through you, so, we intend to give them as little information as possible. We know that there are traitors among us. So far, however, they’re under control. We’ll take care of them, if necessary”. Earlier, the opolchenie arrested Euromaidan terrorist Irma Krat on suspicion of spying for the Right Sector and of being involved in torturing people on the Maidan in Kiev.

Ponomaryov said, “We’ve arrested several young people for excessive drinking and breaching the peace, and we now have them on labour duty in building barricades. We prohibited alcohol sales in the town from 20.00 until 10.00, and imposed a curfew from 00.00 until 06.00. That’s because we’re in a situation close to war. We want to ensure the safety of our citizens. However, many just don’t understand and go on partying… until they realise what’s going on. We’ve talked to them and they feel remorse. I said before that things would calm down in about two weeks. It’s happening… bit by bit, life’s going back to normal. We’ll convene the Executive Council of Slavyansk on Tuesday, 22 April, to discuss appointments to the local administration. I’ll talk to our incumbent officials. Those who wish to keep their jobs will stay, we’ll sack those who don’t… for sabotage. Schools will reopen on Tuesday after being temporarily shut due to the events that occurred before Easter”.

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On Monday, local media reported that patriots in Lugansk announced setting up a joint headquarters for the Southeastern Ukraine based in Donetsk, which would coördinate efforts of patriots in all regions. On Monday, people’s gatherings were in Lugansk and other towns in the oblast to formulate the questions for a referendum that patriot elements are planning to hold on 11 May. ITAR-TASS reported that establishing a federal state, the status of the subjects of that federal state, and the status of the Russian language are amongst issues on the agenda of the planned referendum.

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On Monday, Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of the RF Security Council (SBRF), said at a meeting of the SBRF scientific board in Moscow, “The scale of challenges and threats is steadily expanding. Today, the deployment of an American missile-defence system close to the Russian territory, as well as NATO’s enlargement, particularly concerns us. Dramatic events in recent history involving Yugoslavia, Iraq, the Middle East and North Africa, Afghanistan, and the escalation of tensions in the Ukraine raise the level of fear. These events put many nations on the brink of collapse and led to a rise in terrorism and extremism within near to our borders”.

21 April 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Putin-appoints-ex-Ukrainian-Navy-Commander-Berezovsky-as-Russian-Black-Sea-Fleet-Deputy-Commander-2059/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Biden-heads-to-Ukraine-after-fragile-truce-shattered-9384/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Humanitarian-catastrophe-possible-in-Ukraine-Kremlin-human-rights-council-8215/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Tymoshenko-cancels-US-trip-as-congressmen-refuse-to-meet-with-her-5788/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Ukraines-National-Guard-nothing-but-soap-bubble-Berkut-veteran-7049/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Russia-to-stop-attempts-to-unleash-civil-war-in-Ukraine-Lavrov-5095/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Odessa-wants-to-become-Republic-of-Novorossiya-8870/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Russia-in-difficult-spot-amid-calls-to-intervene-in-Ukraine-Lavrov-3110/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/US-must-realize-responsibility-for-Kiev-authorities-actions-Lavrov-4674/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/20-Kiev-spies-detained-in-Ukraines-Slavyansk-by-self-defense-forces-1558/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Lugansk-protesters-announce-establishing-joint-headquarters-6902/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_21/Ukraine-escalation-threatens-Russias-security-Russian-Security-Council-8225/

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