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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

11 March 2014. Why American Sabre-Rattling Should Concern You…

the-bear-is-back. Dmitri Pushkov. The Demon

This is what happened the last time that the West and its soulless toadies provoked the Bear without provocation… they’re kicking our people again… silly wabbits…

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There are two things that concern me about the current situation in the Ukraine at large and the Crimea in particular. Firstly, American and Russian forces have “fallen out of practise” in dealing with unexpected encounters. This was common enough in the Cold War, there were protocols in place, and upfront personnel were well aware of them. Besides which, everyone knew that a misstep could result in very dicey consequences at best, and no one wanted to think of the worst. Today, the forces aren’t used to operating under such strict protocols, especially, not Americans. What makes it truly harrowing is that Americans believe their own propaganda (the USA “won” the Cold War, Ronald Reagan caused the fall of the USSR, that America is the “sole superpower”, just to name the most egregious rot). That is, there’s no set doctrine in place for dealing with “hostiles in Indian country”, and first-line personnel aren’t used to dealing with such (nor are they used to keeping such in their everyday considerations). This is a recipe for a disaster. No one wants war… but many wars start through inadvertent stoking of tensions. NATO aircraft have to stay out of Russian or Ukrainian airspace, or, it could result in an inadvertent shootdown that could easily turn into something far worse (I wouldn’t believe that it’d turn into war, but it WOULD sour relations for YEARS). There is another cause that we have to take into account… diaspora Ukrainians serve in the Western forces, some of whom are fanatics who wouldn’t think twice of embroiling the West with Russia (I’ve seen “Ukrainians” up close and personal… the hate that some spew has to be seen to be believed). This is a real wild card… one that the West refuses to guard against. However, as bad as this might be, such “incidents” aren’t what worries me most.

That leads us to the second reason the present crisis is such a nailbiter. The present Ukrainian junta is a lawless, corrupt, and feckless lot; they’re so bad that they make Yanukovich look utterly innocent. Had Yuliya been faced with the Maidan, she would’ve repressed it with the maximum violence and brutality, without regard for political or international fallout. The USA annoints a junta that enshrines thievery, violence, and repression as its credo. Yanukovich didn’t throw his opponents in the slam… the junta does. Yanukovich didn’t order the police to fire on the mob… the junta would have. Yanukovich wasn’t uniquely corrupt… Yatsenyuk, Turchinov, and Timoshenko all live in his neighbourhood (Yatsenyuk a mere 100 metres away), in mansions financed by the most crass sort of graft and theft. If that ain’t all, the junta has fanatics from Svoboda and the Right Sector in its “ministry”, some of whom who’re in “power ministries”. That is, we have criminals at the head of the junta, with fanatics in subordinate positions. Mind you, if things “went south” for the junta, the criminal members such as Timoshenko, Yatsenyuk, Turchinov, and Avakov would flee (they’ve socked away boodle stolen from the Ukrainian treasury abroad)… but fanatics such as Tyagnibok and Yarosh would do something unhinged if they thought that their ship was going down. They could attempt actions against the Dnepr dams or the Chernobyl containment site. We’re talking about fanatics with no human consideration whatsoever. It wouldn’t concern them that their own people would suffer. This is what should worry people. Unhinged lunatics are about and they have access to “sharps”. Alternatively, Galician fanatics in the Ukrainian forces could order unauthorised attacks on the Crimea or cause blood-soaked repressions in Russian areas. No matter which way you slice this shit sandwich, it’s not appealing, is it?

We have to make it to Easter. Shall the junta last? Not only do I lack the foggiest idea, no one else knows anything, either. God do spare us… we’re in a hurtling rollercoaster car, and no one’s in control. Pass the jug… what else can we do?

BMD

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Events in the Crimea Take a Nasty Turn

00 Crimea referendum sign. 11.03.14

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The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea (VS ARK) formally transferred control of raion administrations in the ARK from the Ukrainian junta in Kiev to the Council of Ministers of the ARK. Previously, the President of the Ukraine appointed the heads of local administrations; they were agents of the central authorities in Kiev. The VS ARK media release stated, “The chairmen of raion administrations in the ARK shall exercise power under the control of the Council of Ministers of the ARK, being accountable and responsible to it”.

Editor:

Note how everything done by the ARK government is according to normal legal standards, according to the rule of law. Note how everything done by the Timoshenko junta is anarchic; they trample the rule of law into the mud… the “law of the jungle”, “might makes right”, and “blat” rule supreme. One of these things is NOT like the other!

BMD

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A police source said that Crimean cops arrested infiltrators disguised as policemen, who demanded that people show them their passports, then, they mutilated the documents. According to the authorities, on Monday, cops arrested an unstated number of suspects in Simferopol and Saki, noting, “Disguised as police, they demanded that citizens show them their passports, after which they took them away or mutilated them”. The government is telling people in the region affected by the actions of the fraudsters to contact the police and passport offices immediately, to ease getting new documents. To vote in the all-Crimea popular referendum on 16 March, citizens will have to show identification to get a ballot. Earlier, the mayor’s office in Simferopol voiced fears that infiltrators are trying to derail the referendum. According to sources in the mayor’s office, citizens only need to present their passports to vote in the referendum, more documentation isn’t required.

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Sergei Zheleznyak, Vice Chairman of the RF Gosduma and deputy secretary of the General Council of the United Russia faction, said that the Russian Federation doesn’t need to pass new legislation to annex the Crimea as a federal subject. On Tuesday, the Soviet of the Gosduma shall decide how the Gosduma will consider a bill introduced by Just Russia deputies on simplified rules for the entry of new territories into the Russian Federation. Zheleznyak told reporters after a meeting of the United Russia Presidium, “In terms of the current Constitution and legislation of the Russian Federation, there are no obstacles to accession of territories of other countries as new federal subjects of Russia”. At the same time, he noted that there was no discussion of the bill other than by the Just Russia faction. In his view, the proper Gosduma committees must carefully and professionally consider any suggestions for optimising the process of joining new federal subjects to the Russian Federation coming from other factions in the Gosduma.

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Volunteers in the ARK started a website, Crimea Together, where you can find and download materials explaining why the ARK should join the Russian Federation. One can find educational materials, badges, and infographics on the website that show the advantages of the ARK rejoining the Russian Federation. In particular, one can see that doctors and teachers in the ARK receive much less pay than their Russian counterparts do, the price of fuel in Russia is half that in the Ukraine, and there are incentive programmes for young educators and scientists simply not available in the Ukraine.

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The British Foreign Office recommended that British subjects not travel to the ARK, and advised British subjects there to leave. The Foreign Office said, “The Foreign Office advises that everyone should refrain from all travel to the Crimea. Britons should leave Crimea now. The Foreign Office won’t be able to carry out consular services to those who decide to stay in the Crimea”.

Editor:

This is another sign that the West is getting ready to knife Russia in the back. Why should Britons leave, unless the American neoliberal filth are egging on their puppets in the oligarch junta to attack the Crimea? I’d say to Russia… “Be watchful… the Amerikantsy are pigs. They talk out of both sides of their mouths and are the slipperiest bastards on the face of the planet. After all, their motto is, ‘Winning is the only thing’. Amerikantsy, especially, those who mouth religious platitudes are vicious, violent, and feral… they bear watching constantly”.

BMD

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Employees at the dispatching service at the airport told RIA-Novosti by telephone that the airlines involved cancelled or delayed several flights scheduled to leave Simferopol. Our source told us, “In the morning, not even a single flight departed. Right now, two flights from Moscow to Simferopol landed”. A notice on the airport website reported that on the morning of 11 March 11, that the airlines cut a flight to Kiev and two flights to Istanbul; another flight to Kiev had a delay for nine hours to 18.00 MSK. There were further cancellations… two flights from Istanbul to Simferopol, a flight from Kiev Borispol Airport, but two flights from Moscow to Simferopol are still valid. Our source said, “The airlines decided to cancel or delay the flights”. Earlier, the authorities closed the airspace over Simferopol to civilian aircraft from 28 February to 1 March, when no flights left or departed the local airport.

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A staffer told RIA-Novosti by telephone that the VS ARK adopted a Declaration of Independence from the Ukraine and stated their intention to enter the Russian Federation as a federal subject, saying, “The decision was the only item on the agenda for this extraordinary session. 78 deputies voted for the declaration”. There are 100 deputies in the VS ARK. An officer of the VS ARK said, “Crimea is a sovereign independent state, after it holds a popular referendum, it’ll appeal to the Russian Federation requesting that the Russian Federation accept it as a federal subject”. Our source said that the Declaration entered into force immediately following its adoption. Moreover, the Sevastopol Gorsoviet supported the ARK Declaration of Independence. The declaration stated that the VS ARK and the Sevastopol Gorsoviet made their decision “based on the provisions of the UN Charter and many other international instruments recognising the right to self-determination, as well as taking into account confirmation of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo of 22 July 2010 stating that a unilateral declaration of independence by a state doesn’t violate the rules of international law”. The Declaration declared the ARK an independent state with a republican form of government, and that residents of the ARK and Sevastopol will vote in a scheduled 16 March all-Crimea popular referendum on their future status.

Editor:

Look at how Vova FUCKED the Americans. The legal justification is one that the neoliberal slimers can’t explain away… if Kosovo is independent (and have an American Embassy), defying the wishes of its former sovereign, why, the ARK can do likewise, and the USA has to eat a gigantic shit sandwich in front of everybody. That’s why I believe that the chance for a violent and treacherous outcome in the near term is high. The Amerikantsy are arrogant and peevish… if one doesn’t kiss their ass constantly, they get huffy and throw temper tantrums. Do reflect on the fact that such greedy self-centred toddlers have nuclear weapons… scary thought, isn’t it?

BMD

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Editor’s Note:

NATO AWACS aircraft are in Romania. That means that the NATO warpigs are getting ready to aid a junta strike on the Crimea. We are closer now to a real major war than we were in 1962 in Cuba. Note this well… American neocons and rightwing elements in the Ukrainian diaspora are playing with hand grenades and giggling manically. The Crimea is closer to Moscow than Havana is to Washington. Do you get the picture?

DO YOU WANT TO DIE FOR THE RIGHT OF YULIYA AND HER SWINISH FRIENDS TO RAPE THE UKRAINE?

That’s what’s at stake, kids. There’s nothing more that I, a single little person, can do. May God preserve us all.

11 March 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/world/20140311/998915430.html

http://ria.ru/world/20140311/998918005.html

http://ria.ru/politics/20140311/998949436.html

http://ria.ru/world/20140311/998951035.html

http://ria.ru/world/20140311/998958141.html

http://ria.ru/world/20140311/998981993.html

http://ria.ru/society/20140311/998990147.html

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Vasili Anisimov: The Current Ukrainian Junta is Bloodthirsty

00 Darlin' Yuliya. Kerry's Choice. 11.03.14

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Vasili Anisimov, head of the UOC/MP press service, criticised the current Ukrainian junta, telling us in an interview on Tuesday, “The current junta and its associated political ‘reconstruction’ of the Ukraine is bloodthirsty. Unfortunately, this isn’t just a metaphor. We’ve always been proud that we were almost the only post-Soviet country where there was no bloodshed. Today, both supporters and opponents of the Euromaidan might not realise and accept that the coup and early elections came at the cost of people’s lives. The government had already given in to the oppositionists. The campaign for the upcoming election was already underway. Besides that, it’s a fact that we’re broke and destabilised, we’re on the brink of social and economic collapse, even on the brink of a war… for no good reason. We should create a government made up of worthies from all regions, from the Crimea to Užgorod, with all political parties taking responsibility for the fate of the country. That’s obvious to everyone. Yanukovich didn’t order a decisive assault on the Maidan, so, he lost everything, condemned himself to reproach. He’s certainly to blame for the fact that our country is now in its current tragic situation. Crimeans and Russians are brothers in the faith, blood, and way of life, therefore, the government must find a comprehensive solution to the conflict that would be fair for the Ukraine, the Crimea, and Russia. I’m sure that we could find such a solution”.

For the complete interview (in Russian), click here

I checked this against the interview… the sentence order is that of the post, not the interview, but the content is congruent with the interview text

11 March 2014

Interfax-Religion

http://interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=54699

Editor’s Note:

Anisimov is the spokesman for the UOC/MP; ergo, one can take this as the official take on the situation. Do be careful with sources such as Euronews, they pump up Filaret Denisenko as “Patriarch of the Ukraine”… this may presage junta attacks against the canonical Church at the behest of the EU. Denisenko is a disgraced defrocked MP hierarch and one of the few people to have a personal anathema levelled against him (as was also true of Yakunin and Rusantsov). Also be careful with AsiaNews… they have an obvious axe to grind (although they’re useful in discerning the papist “line” at any given moment). Do have a care… there be cow pats out there.

BMD

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Viktor Baranets: Junta Wants to Storm the Crimea and Sweep the South-East

00 Russian priest blessing soldiers in Crimea. 04.03.14

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KP military observer Viktor Baranets answers five naïve questions about whether a real war will break out over the Crimea

1. Where are the tanks going?

On the internet, a video showed Ukrainian army elements on the move from their places of permanent deployment. Where is all this equipment going? Are they going south to the border with the Crimea? Not if you believe so-called “Defence Minister” Igor Tenyukh’s statement, “They’re not going towards the Crimea”. According Tenyukh, it’s just normal exercises, “To carry this out, some units may leave their places of permanent deployment to move to training areas”. However, it’s more possible that these statements are a ruse to cover the plans of the Ukrainian junta. Especially, just before this meeting at the Minoborony Ukrainy, Tenyukh insisted, “Whack these bitches from the Crimea” (direct quote). It’s curious that Ukrainian troops moved mainly to the southern bases… closer to the Crimea. The Ukrainian borders stand undefended.

2. What are American advisors doing in the Ukraine?

What are the American military advisors and intelligence officers doing in the Ukraine? Observers have seen them; they seem to be in control of the situation. Reports tell us that the Americans delivered equipment to the US Embassy in Kiev to deploy a state-of-the-art command and control centre. US Army liaison officers disguised in Ukrainian uniform are at the Minoborony Ukrainy and the General Staff, and one finds them within manoeuvre formations as well. Simultaneously, a group of American advisers are actively involved in “informational warfare”… they’re undercover in the Ukrainian media… they’re spreading black propaganda about an alleged impending landing of Russian forces in Kherson.

3. Can the Kiev junta seize the Crimea?

One of the possible options is dropping Ukrainian troops in the rear of the Crimean defences on the isthmus. Simultaneously, they could support these landings with artillery fire and airstrikes. Their objective would be to ensure movement of mechanised infantry, tank, and other formations of the Ukrainian army into the Crimea. Chances are, they’d infiltrate spetsnaz into the Crimea Ukrainian to blockade the units of the Black Sea Fleet. Judging by the fact that ARK intelligence agencies and police increasingly detain infiltrators from the Ukraine, it means that there’s been active scouting of the situation on the peninsula. The Russian General Staff, the Black Sea Fleet headquarters, and military intelligence are ready for this; they’ve developed several possible scenarios of an attack.

4. Do the Ukrainian forces have any real combat capability?

There’s a common “armchair strategist” opinion saying, “In effect, there isn’t a Ukrainian Army”. This is a fallacy. The Ukraine has combat-ready units. Yes, their military equipment is largely outdated (Soviet), but there’s some new stuff too, as one can see in the Oplot MBTs sold on the world market. It’d be dangerous to sneeze at it all. However, the morale of the Ukrainian troops is low. Very few want conflict with the Russians over the Crimea. Yet, there’s an ultra-rabid minority (mainly from the Western Ukraine). To get around the problem of minimal motivation and questionable loyalty, the junta replaced most of the commanders in the south-east with fanatics from the Western Ukraine. There are other details… Tenyukh instructed the General Staff to develop a plan of repression for the south-eastern Ukraine, as it resists the legitimacy of the Kiev junta. They want to use the Army for police purposes, to send it against its own people.

5. Would the Ukrainians be able to inflict losses on the Russian forces?

A Ukrainian military expert put it thusly, “Even though the Russian forces received new weapons over the past five years, enough to give them an edge compared to the Ukrainian forces’ equipment, the latter still retains some combat capability”.

11 March 2014

Viktor Baranets

Komsomolskaya Pravda

http://www.kp.ru/daily/26203/3090316/

Editor’s Note:

Pass this on to as many people as you can… the Timoshenko junta “Prime Minister” Yatsenyuk is due in Washington on Wednesday; it’s probably to announce the beginning of a joint American-junta attack on the Crimea. This article means that the Russian special services caught the Yanks and their oligarch buddies in the act. The USA is using diaspora Ukrainians to carry out its evil intentions. That has “internal” ramifications, by the way, that’s the topic of another post. The USA is using fanatical rightwing diaspora Galician elements to strike at Russia. This is Zbig’s ultimate wet dream… it’s what he’s wanted all his life. Pigs like Nuland, Herbst, and Kerry are unfit company for any decent person… they’ve planned an underhanded assault on a free people.

Pass this on… pass on the warning…

We might avert a war if enough people get the news and act upon it (at least, pass the link on to others)…

BMD

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