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Thursday, 6 March 2014

US House of Representatives Shamefully Backs Neo-Nazi Junta in Kiev… Nazi Symbols Blossom all Over Kiev

00 ukrainian rioter 02. 31.01.14

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On Thursday, the US House of Representatives approved a bill backing loan guarantees for the neofascist Timoshenko junta. The measure passed in a 385-23 vote. The US Senate shall consider a similar bill backing 1 billion USD (36.12 billion Roubles. 1.1 billion CAD. 1.1 billion AUD. 722 million Euros. 598 million UK Pounds) in loan guarantees next week. If it passes the Senate, as expected, it’d go to the White House for US President Barack Obama to sign into law.

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The Autonomous Republic of the Crimea (ARK) formed its own governmental bodies independent of the Timoshenko junta, as provided by a resolution passed at an emergency session of the Supreme Soviet of the ARK (VS ARK). According to a VS ARK media release, the ARK established its own ministries of justice, internal affairs, emergency situations, industrial policies, fuel and energy, and information and mass communications. It also formed its own Genprokuratura, special services, customs, tax, and prison services, and established social funds independent of those held by the junta. The VS ARK statement said, “we adopted this resolution with the aim to improve management of the social and economic development of the ARK, to optimise the executive organs, to guarantee the rights and freedoms of ARK residents, ethnic and civic accord, law, order and public security, as well as to ensure effective and well-coordinated operation of the executive authorities”.

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After the seizure of Kiev’s City Hall, the first thing that the rioters did was to hang flags and insignia everywhere. Amongst them, one could easily see swastikas, Iron Crosses, Nazi SS lightning bolts, and the Celtic cross used by the Ku Klux Klan, as well as the “Stars and Bars” flag used by American slaveholders. It turns out that the “Stars n’ Bars” and the Klan cross are well-known symbols all over the world. The first association that they bring to mind is racism, followed by impressions of unwarranted terror, of oppression, and surely, of persecution of all people of colour struggling for a better life. It seemed like racists from around the world travelled to Kiev for a massive celebration. Everywhere you go on the streets, you see people with these symbols on their clothes. These people destroyed memorials and sacred places, beat people on the streets, burned books, and vandalised the KPU offices. During the Maidan events, they destroyed 25 statues of Lenin. Some of them required the use of heavy equipment, which these terrorists scrounged up somehow. There is multiple video evidence of their actions; it shows vandalism and disrespect of Ukrainian history.

We don’t need to tell you that symbols carry a message… and that people around the world understand their message. Sometimes, symbols urge people to begin a political or revolutionary movement. For instance, many streets and towns bear the names of great historic figures in liberation movements, like Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in recent times, most countries tried to eliminate any trace or reminder of injustice, any sign of racism, trying to bury it, as well as to ensure that we punish people who support this kind of ideology, as they oppress other people. However, it seems that the recent Ukrainian events derailed that movement.

Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, boasted that Washington committed more than 5 billion USD (181 billion Roubles. 5.5 billion CAD. 5.5 billion AUD. 3.6 billion Euros. 2.99 billion UK Pounds) to these “democratic forces” in the Ukraine. Nuland, along with other American diplomats and German politicians publicly supported racist elements in the Ukraine. They aren’t ashamed of their public support and favourable attitude towards the neo-Nazis of Svoboda and the Right Sector. They’re ready to give financial help to them. One would think that publicly hanging Confederate flags and fascist symbols is proof enough and warning enough to stay away from factions so obviously anti-democratic and intolerant, yet, Western politicians claim that they know better.

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Russian EU envoy Vladimir Chizhov told Russian journalists in Brussels after Thursday’s early EU summit devoted to the Ukrainian crisis that the EU uses double standards in interpreting the Ukrainian Constitution, saying, “It looks rather strange that the EU assumed the right to interpret the Ukrainian Constitution at its own discretion to declare that the forthcoming referendum in the Crimea contradicts it, making it illegitimate. I’d advise everybody to be very careful when speaking about referendums. After all, they’re direct expressions of the people’s will. In all other respects, it’s still unsettled. The referendum isn’t very far away, just ten days from now. We should look at the results first. If the EU were genuinely concerned over whether the current events correspond with the Ukrainian constitution, then, it would’ve easily seen that in both Ukrainian constitutions, whether it be the 2010 version or the earlier 2004 version, whether it stipulated a presidential republic or a mixed parliamentary-presidential republic, just as in the constitutions of most other states, there exists a certain procedure for removing the head of state from power. That is, there are three options… the president can die, he can resign, or the legislature can impeach him. As far as it involves Yanukovich, none of the above applies. The only way that one can claim that the current authorities in Kiev are legitimate is if one turns a blind eye to the facts”.

7 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/US-House-passes-legislation-backing-loan-guarantees-for-Ukraine-9261/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Crimea-forms-its-own-bodies-of-power-independent-from-Kiev-2915/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Nazi-and-Confederate-flags-around-Kiev-do-not-disturb-the-West-2152/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Russia-hopes-UN-to-help-launch-probe-into-Kiev-snipers-row-2054/

Editor’s Note:

I hate to spoil the party, but I see a facet of the aid bill that the US government is ramming through the US Congress. You see, Republicans want to ease environmental restrictions on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage and transit, if not abolish them completely. They’re claiming that if the EPA eases or eliminates such restrictions, then, the USA would be able to supply all the Ukraine’s natural gas needs. That’s a crock… such moves wouldn’t be in time to save the junta… but the Republicans are cynically using this situation to advance this ploy (an old congressional trick, isn’t it? The US Congress isn’t the world standard for corruption and chicanery for nothing). It’s getting no play in the lamestream media, either Fox or CNN. I’ll betcha that Sir Rush won’t say a word about this either! He loves his Koch Brothers millions too much, doesn’t he? Pass this around… it’s the most important takeaway from the vote.

By the way, the aid package and the one proposed by the EU are shams. From the top, over 75 percent of the money must go to pay off the Ukraine’s foreign debt. That is, Western banks get their pound of flesh… the Ukrainian junta gets no real cash infusion… but they’re stuck with the bill and the interest. That’s low, kids… its crapitalist Three Card Monte at its finest… no one EVER wins at that game… except for the dealer. Reflect on that.

BMD

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Ukrainian Junta Imposes “Morale Officers” on the Army… The Slo-Mo Disintegration Speeds Up… Obama Blusters, Shows Utter Ignorance of Recent History

00 Riots in Kiev. 06.02.14

THIS is what the US government calls “legitimacy”… excuse me as I hurl... it drenched its hands in the blood of the Ukrainian people for the sake of filthy lucre. I find their smarmy bloviations offensive and ungodly blasphemy of the worst order.

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In Paris, after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Western actions on the situation in the Ukraine don’t promote an atmosphere of coöperation, saying, “We held a meeting with John Kerry about the situation in the Ukraine, about the actions that our partners are trying to take along the lines of OSCE, the Russia-NATO Council, and other international organisations. Actions that don’t help create an atmosphere of dialogue or constructive coöperation. Kerry admitted that we should create such an atmosphere, and that amidst threats and ultimatums it’s very difficult to seek honest agreements that’d help the Ukrainian people bring this situation back to normal”.

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The EU published a sanctions list of Ukrainian functionaries in the EU Official Journal; 18 persons are on the list, including Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovich, former Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov, former Interior and Justice Ministers Vitaly Zakharchenko and Yelena Lukash, ex-SBU Chief Aleksandr Yakimenko, former Procurator General Viktor Pshonka, the ex-head of the presidential staff Andrei Klyuyev and his deputy Andrei Portnov, ex-President Yanukovich’s sons Aleksandr and Viktor, and other officials. According to earlier reports, the EU Council slapped the sanctions slapped on the persons in question on 5 March after EU Foreign Ministers agreed to them on 3 March. The sanctions provide for the freezing and recovery of misappropriated Ukrainian state funds. The sanctions come into force today, 6 March, and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Editor:

One wonders if the EU will sanction Arseny Avakov as he committed fraud in Italy and was in the nick there. Turchinov destroyed government records and misappropriated Ukrainian state funds… it’s how he bought his palatial manse near Yanukovich’s! The EU slobbers over Yuliya, who stole far more than Yanukovich ever thought of stealing! Note the EU’s SILENCE on the racist anti-Semitic filth Oleg Tyagnibok and Dmitri Yarosh… “Fascist, schmascist, who cares! What’s a beaten-up Jew or two (or three or four)? We made the Ukraine safe for piranha investors”… indeed, the Chief Rabbi of Kiev advised Ukrainian Jews to get out of Dodge as the situation’s too dicey. NOTE WELL THE SILENCE OF THE EU AND USA ON SUCH ANTI-SEMITIC CRIMINALITY.

BMD

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Aleksei Pushkov, the chairman of the RF Gosduma Foreign Affairs Committee, believes that a key goal of the “pseudo-revolution” staged in the Ukraine was to promote its accession to NATO. Earlier, the Rump Rada tabled a bill that amended several national security laws and proposed abandoning its non-aligned policy, choosing instead to promote NATO accession. In commentary on this on Wednesday, Pushkov said, “This doesn’t surprise me at all. This was their goal. They shot at their own people on the Maidan for the sake of this. Snipers hired by the opposition killed protesters for the sake of this. This was a key goal of this entire pseudo-revolution, which, in effect, was nothing other than a rather messy seizure of power”.

The proposed bill amends Ukrainian laws on national security and domestic and foreign policy, proclaiming integration into Euro-Atlantic organisations and accession to NATO as a cornerstone of Ukrainian foreign policy. The Rump Rada said on its website that Fatherland Front People’s Deputies Boris Tarasyuk, Valentin Korolyuk, and Aleksandr Chornovolenko submitted the bill on Tuesday. An explanatory note to the document said, “The 2010 declaration of the Ukraine as a non-aligned state failed to help strengthen Ukrainian security, but instead, weakened the defence potential and the level of national security of the Ukraine. Adopting this bill will help bolster coöperation between the Ukraine and NATO and will allow the Ukraine to further enhance its national security”.

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Sergei Mironov, head of A Just Russia, said that the RF Gosduma might consider a bill covering the Crimea’s annexation to the Russian Federation as soon as next week, saying, “Considering that the date of the all-Crimea referendum is 16 March, we’ll have time to consider the issue calmly. We’ll bring up the bill next week”. Next week, the Gosduma will have three plenary sessions, on 11, 12, and 14 March.

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The White House announced that the USA imposed visa restrictions on Russian and Crimean officials and private citizens whom they accused of “threatening Ukraine’s sovereignty and integrity”. US President Barack Obama signed an executive order authorising sanctions against “people and entities responsible for activities undermining democratic processes or institutions in the Ukraine”. In a statement, the White House said in a statement that this order is “a flexible tool” that will allow it to sanction those who they consider “most directly involved in destabilising the Ukraine, including the military intervention in Crimea”. The White House added that the document doesn’t preclude further steps in case the situation deteriorates. The announcement came as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is getting ready to hold a referendum on 16 March on whether it wants to remain part of the Ukraine or to join the Russian Federation.

Editor:

Look at the statement; it slams “people and entities responsible for activities undermining democratic processes or institutions in the Ukraine”. Therefore, if the US government is to follow its own statement, it must break all relations with and unreservedly condemn the criminal Timoshenko junta, all of its members, and the political factions they represent IMMEDIATELY. They staged a putsch against the legitimately elected and internationally recognised Yanukovich government, not waiting for a proper democratic election. These illegitimate greedster beasts destabilised the Ukraine, using the mob on the Maidan and the anti-Semitic toughs of Svoboda and the Right Sector. Nuland boasted that the USA spent 5 billion USD (181 billion Roubles. 5.5 billion CAD. 5.5 billion AUD. 3.6 billion Euros. 2.99 billion UK Pounds) to destabilise the Ukraine… ergo, under this statement, the US government must fire her and hand her over to the ICC in the Hague to stand trial as a war criminal (for being responsible for the deaths in the Ukrainian unrest since November 2013. This won’t happen… but pass this on… the internet allows you that… point up the hypocrisy and criminality of the warmongers. Viktor Yanukovich? He was nothing but a typical corrupt politician… he did nothing that no member of the US Congress hasn’t done… and they’ve been the gold standard for corruption since the time of Mark Twain.

BMD

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The Timoshenko junta appointed “morale instructors” to control the actions of commanders of all levels in the 95 Airmobile Brigade, based in Zhitomir. On Thursday, an officer of the brigade told RIA-Novosti that his fellow officers have concerns that this move might create chaos in the brigade. The “morale instructors” arrived at the unit on Wednesday. They come from anti-Yanukovich factions; they’re mostly fanatic pro-EU elements. Most of them were rioters during the recent unrest in Kiev. The “morale instructors’ have the mission to denounce soldiers and officers whom they believe “disloyal” to the junta, and whom they believe won’t carry out the junta’s orders. They also can remove “disloyal” officers from their posts. Another officer of the brigade, who wished to be anonymous, said that this news threw all the brigade’s officers into turmoil. He added that placing such “morale instructors”, who’re mainly inexperienced young men vested with nearly unlimited authority, might create chaos in the brigade.

Editor:

The junta is in a dire crisis. It’s appointing commissars to military units. They claim to be “anti-communists”, yet, they use the tactics of the NKVD of the Great Purge. That is, the so-called anti-Marxists out-Marxist the Marxists (who don’t believe in such shit anymore, as they found it was counterproductive). The “peaceful demonstrators” morphed into CHEKISTS… or, were they that before, too? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…

BMD

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On Thursday, US President Barack Obama said that a proposed referendum in Crimea to join the Russian Federation would violate international law and said that American sanctions aimed to punish Moscow for its intervention in the Ukraine. Obama told reporters at the White House, “The proposed referendum on the future of Crimea would violate the Ukrainian constitution and violate international law. Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine” he said.

Editor:

“Legitimate government?” Viktor Yanukovich is the legitimately elected President of the Ukraine. The Timoshenko junta seized power in an American-fomented putsch… which makes THEM illegitimate and Obama illegitimate for supporting them. The Euromaidan mob still rules… and the rule of law lies trampled in the mud… by the junta, by the mob, by the oligarchs… NOT by the Russian Federation. Barack Obama is showing ignorance of recent history. He doesn’t know foreign affairs… he’s spent all his time mastering domestic politics. The referendum is legal under international law… and if he opposes it, Barack Obama places HIMSELF under the strictures of the sanctions that he just issued. Everyone recognises that the divorce between Czechia and Slovakia is legal… the USA recognises Kosovo’s separation from Serbia (WITHOUT a referendum, I might add)… the USA recognises Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Hercegovina (another legal fiction, like the Ukraine), Macedonia, and Montenegro, even though the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia didn’t agree to the secessions. In short, Obama’s statement is GIGO… it’s utterly worthless bullshit.

BMD

6 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_06/Western-regarding-situation-in-Ukraine-not-constructive-Russian-FM-Lavrov-3160/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_06/EU-makes-public-sanctions-list-of-Ukrainian-functionaries-5666/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_06/One-of-Ukraine-coup-goals-was-accession-to-NATO-Russian-MP-6673/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_06/State-Duma-to-consider-Crimea-annexation-bill-next-week-1100/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_06/US-imposes-visa-restrictions-on-Russians-Ukranians-5829/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_06/Ukraine-new-leaders-appoint-morale-officers-in-army-officers-fear-chaos-6548/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_06/Obama-says-Crimea-referendum-would-violate-international-law-5588/

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BREAKING NEWS! The Supreme Soviet of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea Appealed Unanimously to President Putin to Accept the ARK as a Federal Subject of the Russian Federation… Popular Referendum to Take Place on 16 March

00 Sevastopol 01. patriotic protestors. 01.03.14

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The citizens of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea (ARK) will vote in a popular referendum on the status of the territory. Its citizens will decide whether the ARK will remain part of the Ukraine or join the Russian Federation as a federal subject. The Supreme Soviet of the ARK (VS ARK) brought the date of the vote forward from 30 March to 16 March.  A spokesman for the Crimean armed forces said, “On 6 March, at an extraordinary plenary meeting, the VS ARK adopted a resolution “On conducting an all-Crimea Popular Referendum on 16 March 2014”.

In particular, the explanatory note to the resolution declared that the events in February 2014 in Kiev sharply aggravated the political situation in the Ukraine. It said, “Nationalist factions seized power in an unconstitutional coup, violating the Constitution and laws of the Ukraine, they trampled on the inalienable rights and freedoms of citizens, including the right to life, freedom of thought and expression, and the right to speak their native language. Extremist groups attempted to infiltrate into the Crimea to aggravate the situation, escalate tensions, and illegally seize power. This causes us great concern about the sociopolitical situation in the Crimea, it reiterates to us the priority of human values, and our commitment to the principles and norms of international law”.

“In order to carry out the will of the Crimean people and due to the lack of legitimate authorities in the Ukraine, according to paragraph 7 the first part of Article 18 and paragraph 3 of the second paragraph of Article 26 of the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the VS ARK decided:

  1. To ask to join the Russian Federation as a federal subject of that sovereign state
  2. Hold an all-Crimea (including Sevastopol) popular referendum on 16 March 2014 to ask our citizens the following questions:
  3. ‘Do you support the Crimea’s reunification with Russia as a federal subject of the Russian Federation?’ or ‘Do you wish to restore the Constitution of the ARK of 1992 and for the Crimea to remain in the Ukraine?’
  4. We will consider the option that wins the most votes as the direct expression of the will of the Crimean people.
  5. We approve the text of ballots for the all-Crimea popular referendum on 16 March 2014. All ballots for the all-Crimea popular referendum will be available in the Russian, Ukrainian, and Crimean Tatar languages.
  6. We approve the Provisional Regulations for the all-Crimea popular referendum.
  7. Form a committee of the VS ARK to plan the all-Crimea popular referendum.
  8. Form a commission in the ARK government to organise work on holding an all-Crimea popular referendum according to the above Provisional Regulation.
  9. Instruct the Council of Ministers of the ARK to organise proper financial, logistical, and other support for the all-Crimea popular referendum”.

Furthermore, we emphasise that the Supreme Soviet of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea appealed to the President of the Russian Federation and the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation with a proposal to start the process of entering into the Russian Federation as its subject. 

6 March 2014

Nakanune.ru

http://www.nakanune.ru/news/2014/3/6/22343973

Editor’s Note:

The vote was unanimous. I need say nothing more. The shit has truly and righteously hit the fan…

BMD

 

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The Timoshenko Junta Smashes It Boot Into the Faces of Seniors… Cuts Pensions of Working Seniors by 50 Percent… Shades of Paul Ryan and Willy Romney, No?

00 Patriarch Kirill on freedom and responsibility. 08.10.13

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Kommersant-Ukraine reported that the Economics Ministry of the Timoshenko junta intends to cut pensions by 50 percent in March to “optimise” the budget. It stated, “The Economics Ministry prepared a plan to optimise budget expenditures on the by the end of March using a sequestration budget. The budget reduces capital costs, eliminate tax schemes and incentives, and cut social benefits, such as, it slashed 50 percent of pension rates for working pensioners”. According to the Ministry of Social Policy, in December 2013, the average pension in the Ukraine was about 160 USD (5,800 Roubles. 176 CAD. 177.50 AUD. 116.50 Euros. 96 UK Pounds) a month. The Economics Ministry hastily prepared the document as the Rump Rada “approved” this plan on 27 February and presented it to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade for approval on 3 March. The government plans a sequestration budget starting at the end of March 2014, to cut government expenditures by 65-80 billion gryvnia (256-315 billion Roubles. 7-8.6 billion USD. 7.7-9.45 billion CAD. 7.75-9.55 billon AUD. 6.25 billion Euros. 4.2-5.15 billion UK Pounds)*.

* The exchange rates tanked since the coup… the gryvnia lost 25 percent of its value suddenly… that’s before the junta cranks up the presses to compensate for lost revenues (and before the junta defaults, which everyone expects at the end of the month). That is, these cuts are only the beginning, as hyperinflation kicks in. In short, we have a humanitarian catastrophe in the Ukraine in the making… caused by the “suits”, their accountants, and Western “investors”. However, the oligarchs won’t feel a thing… they’re special… that’s what the Republicans wanted to force on us, dontcha know…

6 March 2014

Nakanune.ru

http://www.nakanune.ru/news/2014/3/6/22343957/

Editor’s Note:

THIS is what the USA supports. THIS is what the neocon Republicans slobber over. It’s why I’ll NEVER EVER again vote for a godless Republican. It’s why I hold “Evangelicalism” in such contempt… they cheerlead such rubbish. God do help the poor people of Little Russia. These oligarch shits want to cut the ordinary stiffs, but they’re not going to shoulder any sacrifice… oh, no! They’re special! They don’t have to give up ANYTHING. After all, they’re “God’s elect”…if they’re rich, it’s because God is showering His blessings upon them. Turchinov is a part-time PASTOR, dontcha know (doesn’t that make you vomit?).

The criminal junta grinds its heel into people’s faces and the blood n’ gore flies… and the West giggles its approval. If that isn’t evil, I don’t know what is. You can have, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”, or, you can have, “I earned it, it’s mine, and no one’s gonna take it away from me!” That’s what’s on offer… you can have godly Symphonia or you can have godless “Small Government”… don’t forget, the Church says that the State is GOOD.

Choose well… the fate of your immortal soul DOES depend on it…

BMD

 

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