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Monday, 17 March 2014

Ukrainian Junta to Seize Privately-Held Weapons… American Republicans Slobber Over Them… What’s Wrong with that Picture?

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On Sunday, 16 March, the MVDU and SBU posted demands on their websites ordering that all citizens immediately surrender “unregistered” weapons. Junta “Interior Minister” Arseny Avakov and SBU chieftain Valentin Nalivaichenko demanded “the surrender of illegal weapons because of the emergency sociopolitical situation in the country, the worsening crime situation, and systemic provocations on the part of foreign citizens in the Crimea and in the Southeastern Ukraine” {sounds a lot like how the Euromaidan thugs grabbed power… they don’t like it when a more competent party turns the tables on them: editor}. Both agencies emphasised that the requirement applies to all, regardless of political affiliation and participation in lawful social groups. They ordered the police ordered to immediately start searching for illegal weapons, to get them out of circulation, and hold all those who refuse to hand over their arms liable under the law.

Avakov and Nalivaichenko claimed, “We must immediately stop the violence in our streets and protect the lives and health of our people”. They added that they knew that all “true patriots” would understand and support them. On 15 March, Konstantin Dolgov, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, called on the Ukraine to mount a “massive effort” against extremists. He also emphasised that they should outlaw “Banderovtsy” for inciting ethnic hatred. In early March, the MVDU announced that citizens who voluntarily surrender illegal firearms until 21 March would be exempt from criminal liability. In addition, the ministry urged the police to find the ammunition, explosives, and special equipment confiscated from security forces during the Kiev riots.

16 March 2014

Lenta.ru

http://lenta.ru/news/2014/03/16/noweapons/

Editor:

The junta wants to confiscate guns. The US Republican Party slobbers over the junta. Someone better tell the NRA! Y’ see, if they support gun confiscation in the Ukraine, they’ll support it here, too, if we gave ’em a chance. Ain’t hypocrisy grand? Perhaps, the NRA oughta reconsider its political strategy! Pass the jug… the world hasn’t gotten any less wacky in the last 24…

In any case, to be fair, I’d observe that they’d only confiscate some guns… they’ll take guns from ethnic Russians and give them to Galician Svoboda stormtroopers. Don’t forget… their grandpas willingly helped the Nazis at Babi Yar… the apple sure didn’t fall far from the tree, did it?

BMD

 

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17 March 2014. What the Western Media REFUSES to Tell You About the Crimea

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We’re NOT slaves! The people of the Crimea didn’t want to be slaves of the Kiev junta (after all, not only did the junta slash pensions, it didn’t pay soldiers, police, teachers, and doctors).

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Firstly, let’s get one thing straight. One reason for the lopsided vote to reunify the Crimea with its Russian motherland is quite mundane. Once the Crimea returns to the Rodina, its people will see an immediate 250 percent growth in their pay packets. This is something that everyone knew and could appreciate. You see, as bad as corruption is in Russia (and it’s quite bad, but it’s not as bad as police/drug lord corruption and congressional/oligarch corruption in the USA, which is the world standard for boodle and official theft), it’s not as bad as in the Ukraine. Indeed, Russians do live better than Ukrainians do… that’s why many Ukrainians work in Russia (the opposite doesn’t happen at all… there’s nothing in the Ukraine to attract any reasonable person). Therefore, the first question to ask is, “Are the members of the Timoshenko junta honest people or are they tired faces from the same old corrupt oligarch crowd?” All of the members of the junta were in politics before (save for Klichko, a clueless newbie… that may cost him his life before it’s all over)… they’re all proven crooks. Yatsenyuk lived the closest to Yanukovich… 100 metres away. That is, the people of the Crimea saw nothing but privation (at best) under the junta… they saw a modest living under Russia. Being sane people, they chose the latter. All normal people would make such a choice.

The referendum saw an 83 percent turnout…the rest were boycotting the election. Let’s count them as “no” votes, and count the invalid ballots as the same. By the most generous calculation, the people who opposed reunion with Russia were 21 percent. That means that 79 percent of the people wanted reunion… that’s still a blowout and massive landslide. In other words, for every person who wanted to live under the junta, four wanted to rejoin Russia. Now, mind you, we don’t know that all abstainers are against rejoining the Rodina, we’re just assuming that for the sake of argument. If one believes in democracy and in the freedom of people to choose their own destiny, this case is clear. Nearly 80 percent of the people want to be Russian… that means that everyone else should shut up and let them be. After all, they didn’t throw bombs (like the junta did)… they didn’t kill innocents (like the junta did)… they didn’t seize power in a lawless putsch (like the junta did). A duly elected legislature set up a well-ordered referendum in which the majority made a choice. The rest of world should respect that choice.

Another facet to this is a religious reason (this isn’t theological… it’s sociological and historical). The junta is playing the “religious freedom” card to win sympathy in the USA. Let’s look at the situation before 1991. Before that date, there was really only one Church in contention, only one Church with a real local following… that was the Patriarchate of Moscow and all the Russias, the “Russian Orthodox Church”. All of the other groups (save for some miniscule Baptist groups) are post-1991 carpetbaggers. The so-called “Kiev Patriarchate” didn’t even exist… that’s a renegade body not recognised by ANY legitimate Eastern or Oriental Orthodox Church. The Uniates didn’t exist in the Crimea either, as Uniatism wasn’t allowed in the old Empire except in the lands of the Polish partition (and then only until 1830)… Crimea wasn’t part of the Partition lands, it was part of Novorossiya, that meant that it couldn’t have any Uniate presence (and it didn’t, until the Second Time of  Troubles, after 1991). That also means that it isn’t part of the Ukraine… properly speaking, no one can call any land east of the Dnepr or in the southern seacoast littoral “Ukrainian”. There’s much bullshit circulating in Catholic and Evangelical circles… I’d tell you to steer clear of it (especially, as those who issue it are Hard Right fanatics in the main).

There wasn’t a “Russian invasion” of the Crimea. Firstly, any troop movements would have to pass over the Kerch Straits… there are no direct land connections from the Crimea to the Kuban (the closest Russian territory). No such movements occurred… nobody saw any… no satellite saw such… no spy reported such… for no such “invasion” happened. It was all a sick fantasy in the minds of Victoria Nuland, John Kerry, John Herbst, et al… the Easter Bunny has more reality than their fevered hallucinations. There were also no air movements of troops… such an “air bridge” would be noticeable and the USA would’ve paraded such. In short, there aren’t 80,000 Russian troops in the Crimea… there are 25,000 servicemen based there permanently. By the way, most of the Crimean Opolchenie are former Ukrainian soldiers who came over to the patriot side. The junta hasn’t paid the troops nor has it shipped sufficient provisions to them. The junta is in an extreme state of fantasy… it issues orders to phantom troops… it orders phantom mobilisations… it shitcans professional military commanders and replaces them with politically reliable hacks… it appoints “commissars” to the army. All of this adds up to a situation that’s completely FUBAR and Tango-Foxtrot-Uniform. In short, the junta’s bleats have little, if any, basis.

All of the above adds up to one thing. All normal people voted for Russia. They wanted a modest living, with no interference from Galician Uniate stormtroopers… they wanted to speak their own Russian language, not a backwoods dialect that wasn’t theirs. They wanted to be part of their Russian motherland… they didn’t want to be part of a “Ukrainian” state (and they’ve made that clear ever since 1991). If the minority doesn’t want to live in Russia, no one’s forcing them to stay. They’re free to leave… but watch ’em all stay… they’ll all take Russia’s money. After all, “independence” doesn’t put bread on the table, does it?

BMD

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17 March 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Donetsk and Kharkov Show Their TRUE Colours… They’re NOT Blue n’ Yellow… They’re White, Blue, Red!

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В Харькове прошел митинг в поддержку крымского референдума

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A spectre is stalking the corridors of the junta in Kiev… note well that Russian people are rallying around the Lenin statue in Ploshchad Lenina in Kharkov. The Russian people are defending it. All of our history is ours… or none of it’s ours! If you want St Vladimir… you must accept Vladimir Lenin. If you want Lenin, you must accept St Vladimir. Who’s bringing about this synthesis? Another Vladimir… Vladimir Putin. I believe that history will record Putin’s reign as the Second NEP, and that he ended the Second Smuta (Time of Troubles). Never forget two things… firstly, the Komsomoltsy stood tall for the canonical Church in the Nasty Nineties (“The Komsomols were real muscle men, but they treated the elderly bishop with great respect and always asked his blessing”). Cross and Red Banner march together! Secondly, Marxism isn’t static, as crapitalism is… the dialectic is dynamic… the thesis and antithesis do lead to a creative synthesis. That’s why Marxism in future isn’t going to be antitheistic (that was an aspect of an earlier era, now gone, never to return, for the dialectic doesn’t run backwards). At present, the world is drunk on cheap spiritual vodka… libertarianism, licentiousness, and greed. A hangover ALWAYS follows a toot. As I said, a spectre is haunting not only the junta, but all of modern crapitalism…

LET HISTORY JUDGE…

RUSSIA LIVED… RUSSIA LIVES… RUSSIA WILL LIVE…

Give glory to the Three Vladimirs… think on it (honour all of them or you honour none of them)…

BMD

 

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Russians Welcome the Crimea Back Home… Krasnodar Krai to Help Crimea… Gosduma and President Recognise the RK

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A poll by VTsIOM and the Public Opinion Fund showed that at least 91 percent of Russian respondents support the Crimea’s planned reintegration into the Russian Federation. When asked whether it was Russia’s duty to protect the interests of ethnic Russians and other minorities in the Republic of the Crimea (RK), 94 percent of respondents said that it was, three percent gave a negative answer, and another three percent abstained. Moreover, 84 percent of those surveyed said that Russia must protect Crimeans whatever the cost, even if Moscow’s effort complicated its relations globally. 86 percent of respondents backed the statement “Crimea is Russia”, with nine percent disagreeing, and five percent undecided.

Editor:

Let’s NOT forget, “Kosovo je Srbija!” The USA ripped it away without even hinting at democracy… let’s NOT forget the so-called Respublika Srpska… the USA forced it into a “union” with the Bosniaks, not with their brother Serbs… let’s not forget the suffering people of Afghanistan… who had the Taliban foisted on them by the USA, and then had a decade-long American aggression imposed on them (shed a tear for the lost Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, the best hope that the Afghans had for joining the modern world… the USA pushed the country back into the Dark Ages to suit the ravening hatred of the White Pole Zbiggy and his demented acolytes).

I don’t think that the USA has any moral high ground… just look at the blood that it’s spilt in wars of aggression since 1992 (we now see who was the real “Evil Empire”… it was in Washington, NOT Moscow)…

BMD

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On Monday, the Ukraine announced that it recalled its ambassador from Moscow, a day after the Crimea voted by a landslide to leave the Ukraine and rejoin Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ukraine said, “Given the situation around the Crimea and the need to discuss certain international aspects of this crisis, the Ukraine is recalling its ambassador for consultations”.

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Aleksandr Tkachyov, the Governor of Krasnodar Krai, guaranteed large-scale economic assistance to the neighbouring RK in energy, transport, and tourism. He said in a statement posted on his official website on Monday, “The Kuban is the only direct neighbour of the Crimea and Sevastopol, which opens an exclusive economic advantage for the Krasnodar area. This shared border could bring in mutually beneficial coöperation in the near future”. Tkachyov noted that transport infrastructure via Kuban towards the Crimea would see large-scale changes, including developing ferry connections with the Taman Peninsula, building a bridge across the Kerch Strait, and fostering cruise connections with Krasnodar Krai resorts, including Sochi. Tkachyov promised to help if the Ukraine started a transport or power blockade of the Crimea, saying, “The problem of electric supply in the Crimea and Sevastopol could become acute. We’ve already moved over 250 ‘Olympic’ generators from here from Sochi. However, it’s quite possible that we’d decide to connect the Crimea to the Krasnodar Krai power grid”. He also thought that tourism could be another mutually beneficial direction of coöperation between the regions because Russian and foreign tourists would have many more options for holidays in Russia.

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On Monday evening, leaders of all four factions in the RF Gosduma jointly submitted a draft statement on the Crimea. The document welcomed the results of Sunday’s all-Crimea referendum, in which 96.7 percent of voters in the southern Russian region backed reunification with Russia after 60 involuntary years as part of the Ukraine. The Gosduma undertook to contribute to the social and economic development of the RK, to aid its population’s prosperity, and to maintain peace, calm, and understanding within its borders during the transition period. It also vowed to respect the legitimate rights of all RK residents, regardless of their citizenship, ethnicity, language, and religion. On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin will address the whole Federal Assembly, as well as heads of federal subjects and representatives of public organisations about the RK’s reunification request. The referendum in the RK proceeded on Sunday amidst a continuing Ukrainian political crisis due to the illegitimate overthrow of the constitutionally elected President by an American-supported junta. This small region is the centre of the most serious geopolitical showdown between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

Editor:

Like it or not, the illegal Timoshenko junta followed NONE of the provisions laid down in the Ukrainian constitution (and bars about a third of duly elected Rada People’s Deputies from attending sessions… making the present Rada an illegitimate rump)… which means that the present “crisis” over the Crimea is a red herring. The USA supports a group of bald-faced rebels, thugs, and thieves… making this “geopolitical showdown” a mockery of the term. The USA is driving the world to the precipice to uphold a bunch of banditti more crooked than Yanukovich ever was, and to succour unashamed bigots who claim that “Yid” isn’t a pejorative (it’s no stretch for Republicans who said, “Put the White back in the White House” in the last election)… it’s just ordinary “Ukrainian”… fancy that!

BMD

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On Monday, the Kremlin press service said that President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to recognise the RK as an independent state. Russia also said that it recognises Sevastopol, a Crimean port that houses the Black Sea fleet bases, as a city of “special autonomous status” within the RK. The decree came into force immediately after President Putin signed it.

17 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_17/Over-90-of-Russians-back-reunion-with-Crimea-6135/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_17/Ukraine-pulls-its-ambassador-out-of-Russia-0247/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_17/South-Russia-offers-to-join-power-grids-with-Crimea-in-case-of-brocade-6364/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_17/Russian-Parliament-receives-draft-resolution-on-Crimea-1760/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_17/Putin-signed-decree-on-Recognition-of-Crimea-2802/

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