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Sunday, 27 April 2014

27 April 2014. It’s 12 Days to Victory Day…

00 Thank Grandpa. 27.04.14

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It’s twelve days to Victory Day… the 69th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War. Not many of the old codgers are left… they did save the world from a long Nazi night. God willing, we won’t need the same sacrifice to turn aside the long American nightmare. Godlessness is nasty… especially, when it comes disguised in “religious” vesture… “Liberty University”, anyone?

BMD

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27 April 2014. DARVO: Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender… It’s Time to End the OCA’s War on Abuse Victims… It’s Time to Tell the TRUTH for a Change

00 Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. OCA pilates. 01.12

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For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.

Epistle of St Paul to Titus 1.7

Now, as I write, the judicial farce in Canada isn’t over yet. I think that it’s time to stop coddling clerical miscreants and to start thinking of their victims. For instance, the tactic taken by Storheim’s defence counsel sickened me… essentially, it was, “They’re nuts, so, you can’t believe them”. This is why victims often don’t come forward… not only do they suffer abuse at the hands of their abusers, they suffer further abuse at the hands of attorneys, institutional officials, and “goodthinkers”. If they win, then, the powers-that-be in the Church tell them that they have to “understand”… that is, “We’re not going to apologise to you publicly as it’s not only an embarrassment, but our lawyers told us not to”.

The Church’s only real authority is its moral authority. For instance, the Church in the homeland doesn’t want to be a “state church”. Why? It’d compromise its moral authority, that’s why. It’s bad enough to be accused of such… which does lead to some degradation of moral authority (but not as severe as an actual state relationship would have). In the OCA’s case, it can’t hide behind “we admit no legal wrongdoing” forever. One such case is bad enough… the EKD had it when the cops nicked Frau Kässemann for drunk driving. She realised that shredded her cred, so, she did the only honourable thing… she resigned, and apologised publicly. You can see where I’m going, don’t you?

Storheim’s shenanigans aren’t the first legal monkeyshines in the OCA… the coppers arrested Benjamin Peterson… Herman Swaiko (to his credit) demanded that he face the consequences, but the Holy Synod refused to act. A court convicted Storheim in Canada, and the Holy Synod still hasn’t acted… Tosi did give us a classic lawyerly evasion, though. Now, Isidore Brittain, a favourite of both Peterson and Paffhausen, faces kiddie porn charges. Sources tell me that the Holy Synod is trying to claim that since they defrocked him, they need do nothing else. This is ludicrous. The OCA desperately needs, not only peace, but also its moral authority restored. That means that it should apologise publicly that a priest of its jurisdiction (for Brittain was certainly that) engaged in such a horrific assault on children. It can’t say, “Well, we washed our hands of the matter by defrocking him”. What was the nature of Brittain’s relationship with Paffhausen and Peterson? Both shielded him, after all. One of the Cabinet said that if Brittain didn’t cop a plea, he could take Peterson and Paffhausen down with him.

Moral authority begins by protecting the weak… not attacking them. We can’t “deny” anymore. We need to say, “Yes, Seraphim Storheim did what the court said that he did. We apologise and we intend to make amends. We’ll see to it that he’s sent to a remote monastery where he can no longer hurt children”. We need to say, “Yes, Benjamin Peterson chose to drive drunk. It was an inexcusable lapse of judgement, for bishops need moral authority. Therefore, we’re sending him off to Manton, to live out his days in repentance. May God look over him”. We need to say, “Yes, Stanley/Isidore Brittain committed gross acts whilst being a priest of the OCA. We apologise for that. We’ll do our best to compensate his victims”.

That’d restore moral authority, and then some. However… I urge you not to hold your breath… not as long as Eric Tosi, John Jillions, and Lyonyo Kishkovsky keep power. Here’s the paradox… if one follows the path of “institutional survival”, one ends by killing the institution, as it’d kill moral authority. Yet, if one did the “crazy” thing and admitted the wrongdoing and did one’s best to put it right, it’d save the institution. It seems counterintuitive and a contradiction to those raised on “legalese” and evasion. However, it IS the only way out. There are many healthy elements in the OCA… but if the present apparat continues its current course, the body won’t survive the next tremor (which will occur… maybe, as soon as the proposed all-Orthodox Sobor in 2016). Mind you, the healthy parishes would survive… they’d merely find a body with real moral authority.

For a Church, if it lacks moral cred, you may as well roll it up and put it to bed… its dead. THAT’S the bottom-line…

BMD

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OSCE Denied that NATO Intel Officers Nicked in Slavyansk Were Part of its Mission… Large Troop Movements in Romania

00 Lugansk. Orthodox cemetery. 27.04.014

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On Saturday, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, the People’s Mayor of Slavyansk, said that the European military observers nicked by the opolchenie weren’t what they claimed to be and gave a false purpose for their visit, saying, “When we asked them about the purpose of their visit, they said they were on a sightseeing tour. In other words, they gave false information from the beginning, as they had a map indicating opolchenie positions. Let me tell you, the map alone would be enough to speak about spying. They were on our territory without our permission and we detained them, of course. We’ll know what we should do with them after we decide who they are, and what brought them here. We’re holding them in normal conditions. One of them has diabetes, but we have the necessary medications and food [for him]. The Kiev junta is holding our comrades, but we’re ready for an exchange if we could arrange it”.

Yevgeni Gorbik, a opolchenie spokesman, told reporters that the detained military observers engaged in intelligence activities, saying, “The humanitarian group of the [OSCE] mission denied any relation to them… they [observers] had intelligence agents, cryptograms, and notebooks with secret notes. A Bulgarian officer had a notebook with notes in Russian, which confirmed his intelligence activities and spoke of a meeting with agents. So far, we’ve brought no charges against them. However, they’ve ended up amongst those who call into question the legitimacy of their activities. We have an investigation underway to find out what they were doing and where”.

On Friday, 25 April, the opolchenie in Slavyansk detained a bus carrying unarmed military observers from OSCE countries. The observers are there at the invitation of the Kiev junta. The OSCE confirmed to ITAR-TASS that these men weren’t members of the Special Monitoring Mission or the election observation mission, but individual OSCE member states had sent them to the Ukraine in accordance with the Vienna Document on confidence- and security-building measures.

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Media contacts in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) government confirmed that unknown parties in camouflage uniforms opened fire on a checkpoint near Soledar, in the immediate vicinity of an ammunition depot. According to preliminary unconfirmed eyewitness reports, only one opolchenie fighter survived, the intruders killed the rest. The eyewitnesses said that the attackers used American M-16 assault rifles. At the same time, a DNR media rep confirmed to ITAR-TASS that a firefight took place, “Indeed, they made an attack on a checkpoint in the immediate vicinity of the Volodarsky mine, between Artyomovsk and Soledar. National Guard fighters landed from a helicopter in that area. Opolchenie fighters managed to repel the attack, wounding one attacker and capturing another. Local residents came to the checkpoint to guard against new attacks”. The incident took place near the Volodarsky salt mine, where the opolchenie has a large weapons cache and munitions dump.

Editor:

This doesn’t smell like mercs. Under normal circumstances, the purpose of such small unit actions is to take prisoners for interrogation, but these cowboys wanted to KILL. The fact that they carried M-16s is a sign that the CIA’s sent clandestine aid to the junta. WHY? There are plenty of AKs and ammo for them in Ukrainian Army stores. Does it mean that the army refused to hand over weapons and munitions to the so-called “National Guard” (it’s nothing but an untrained uniformed fascist rabble with no military value whatsoever… they’re thugs to bully unarmed civilians). The fact that the junta used them on a combat op proves that their support amongst the standing forces is slim to nil. Certainly, no real soldier wants to fire on his own people… and that’s the long and the short of it.

BMD

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Our ITAR-TASS correspondent reported that opolchenie in Donetsk Oblast captured three SBU agents from Kiev in Gorlovka, then, they took them to Slavyansk. On Sunday, Igor Strelkov, a opolchenie leader in Slavyansk, said that the arrested agents were on a recce mission, with the added task of abducting Igor Bezler, a opolchenie leader, saying, “All three [detainees] are from the Alfa spetsnaz unit of the SBU… a group commander and officers (lieutenant colonel, major, and captain). We captured them as they were trying to capture members of Donbass People’s Opolchenie in Gorlovka. We’ll either exchange them for seized opolchenie taken to Kiev or we’ll keep them here until the situation’s clarified”. DNR Opolchenie spokesman Yevgeni Gorbik told reporters, “The SBU team came with the purpose of capturing Igor Bezler, who holds the MVDU building in Gorlovka. As always, Bezler outwitted those trying to capture him, and took them here. They’re like all the others… they’re inept and they’re cowards”.

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A DNR official spokesman, with reference to Maksim Vlasov, head of the Novokramatorsk Machine Building Plant (NKMZ) and a People’s Deputy of the Kramatorsk Gorsoviet, told ITAR-TASS that the NKMZ provided the DNR Opolchenie with heavy military equipment “for clearance of minefields set by Ukrainian forces near the city during their so-called ‘antiterrorist operation’”. The Gorsoviet sent a request to the NKMZ on 26 April. The works provided the engineer vehicles (based on MBT chassis) on the condition that the opolchenie members would keep them in good order. NKMZ is as a major heavy machine building plant in the Ukraine; it exports about 60 percent of its output to Russia. NKMZ press flacks reported that the works was suspending operations until 28 April. Now, only security guards are at the plant, with four APCs.

Currently, Kramatorsk is actively preparing for a referendum on the future of the region and the status of the Russian language status. As many as 55 polling stations are being set up, with the work supervised by city residents with experience in election campaigns. Food and medicine supply in the city is coming back to normal, and people are preparing and publishing campaign materials for the all-oblast referendum.

Editor:

The NATO/EU filth would close the NKMZ, as it would compete with existing European firms. Therefore, does it require an Einstein to see how the referendum will go? Bet on RED… not BLUE… that’s my advice.

BMD

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On Sunday, local media reported that residents built a checkpoint near the city administrative building and erected barricades in Stakhanov in Lugansk Oblast. A rally of residents in the evening of 26 April decided to reinforce the town’s defences to protect it from actions by the Kiev junta and from Right Sector terrorism.

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On Sunday, Reuters reported that Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, the People’s Mayor of Slavyansk, stated that he intended to discuss with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) a possible swap of OSCE military experts for patriots repressed by the Kiev junta on charges of separatism. Ponomaryov stated that he had a telephone conversation with OSCE representatives, reaching a preliminary agreement on a visit of a OSCE delegation. Ponomaryov noted that the OSCE detainees would receive all needed food, medicines, and other necessities.

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00 traian basescu president of romania

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Romania moved military units to its eastern border, as a military train loaded with air defence systems, trucks, and SAMs headed through Romania’s capital, Bucharest, to the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanța. Supposedly, the equipment is for joint military exercises with the USA. Earlier, Romanian Defence Minister Mircea Duşa told reporters that American troops and four USAF F-16s would take part in the drill, saying, “We’ll hold war games according to the plan of strategic partnership between our countries”.

Earlier, the ruling factions in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Estonia asked NATO and the USA to build up military presence in these countries over the current Ukrainian crisis. After the start of this crisis, AWACS surveillance aircraft started to make daily flights from the NATO airbase in Geilenkirchen in Germany to southern Romania, conducting radar reconnaissance of the southern Ukraine, Moldova, and Crimea. At the beginning of the year, NATO shifted military functions of the US DoD Transit Centre at Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan to Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport near Constanța, which will transfer cargoes and troops during an anti-terrorism operation in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Romanian President Traian Băsescu satisfied Washington’s request to beef up the numerical strength of soldiers at this base from 1,000 to 1,600. Romanian authorities also asked Washington to deploy a squadron of USAF fighters in Romania until 2017, as Bucharest plans to buy 12 used F-16s from Portugal for its Air Force to replace outdated MiG-21 fighters by that date.

Politicians and the public criticised government plans for the growing American military presence in Romania. For instance, Ionel Blănculescu, an adviser to the Romanian Prime Minister, voiced concerns that the USA made “a perfect target” of the country in case of a military escalation in the region. “The American anti-missile shield in Deveselu and the militarisation of our country through the American presence does nothing but make Romania an inevitable perfect target in any plan of a military attack”.

Meanwhile, some Romanian analysts believe that Bucharest should prepare to introduce troops in the Ukraine’s Black Sea littoral near Odessa and in Chernovtsy Oblast in south-western Ukraine during the current Ukrainian crisis. Dinu Zară, an analyst in popular Romanian newspaper Adevărul (Truth) wrote, “An intervention in northern Bukovina, southern Bessarabia, and the Transnistria becomes inevitable and even necessary when the Ukrainian state becomes incapable to preserve public order on these territories populated with Romanians”.

Editor:

People in Odessa HATE Romanians due to their cruel and repressive occupation during the VOV. If the USA tries to sic the Romanians on Odessa… that’d lead to a real explosion. One can see that Kerry, Nuland, and Zbig are incompetent warmongers with no real knowledge of the region, its history, or its national peculiarities. However, do note that the vultures are hovering over the Ukraine’s corpse. Poland covets the Lvovshchina… Hungary wants a strip of the southern Podkarpatskaya… Romania eyes Moldova and Chernovtsy… of course, Russia claims the “bear’s share”. Add to this the recent call by Poles in Zhitomir Oblast for Polish protection… well, I’d not trust the USA if I were the junta. The USA’s “allies” are more concerned with picking the corpse than with helping the Ukraine survive. It’s a new Molotov-Ribbentrop pact… and do note that most of the parties to it are in NATO… fancy that. Is that what the USA wanted all along? The CIA IS known for its skulduggery, isn’t it?

BMD

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On Sunday, local media reported that patriot elements in Lugansk delivered an ultimatum to the Kiev junta, with demands with a time limit of 14.00 local time (04.00 PDT. 07.00 EDT. 12.00 BST. 15.00 MSK. 01.00 30 April 30 AEST) on 29 April. “If all the requirements of the local residents backed by the Geneva accord aren’t fulfilled, we’d label all power bodies in Kiev as anti-people and criminal, which would result in active actions. We want an amnesty of all participants in the protest movement in the Ukraine’s eastern regions, to grant the Russian language the status of a state language, and to organise a referendum for the region’s self-determination”.

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Former deputies of the Gorsoviet in Lvov in the Western Ukraine, who held seats during the first “democratic convocation” in the early 1990’s, spoke out against the March of Magnificence of the Spirit (also sarcastically known as the “March of the Embroidered Blouses”) scheduled for Sunday to mark the anniversary of the formation of the Galizien SS Division by Nazi forces during World War II. The former deputies, for the most part representing the Rukh (Pathway) party and other nationalist organisations, the founding fathers of regional legislative nationalism, issued a special statement in connection with the march. It’s noteworthy that the municipal authorities in Lvov and numerous public associations gave a radically different POV on these marches throughout all the years of Ukrainian independence. Nazi ideology was seen both at general schools (a special textbook on history was written for the Lvov school system) and at all levels of public life. One could see this in a downtown restaurant styled to resemble a dugout of UPA terrorists, profiled as a highlight of cultural life. Traditionally, the MVDU and cops in Lvov ignored situations where extremists beat up the Red Army veterans of the VOV.

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On Sunday, RT reported that Kiev’s city state administration cancelled the Victory Day military parade in the city on 9 May. Instead of the V-Day parade, Kiev authorities plan to organise a number of other events to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the victory in World War II.

Editor:

Did the Army refuse to take part in the march? It’s a possibility… what few reliable units are left are trying to keep a rapidly unravelling state together. “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men…”

BMD

27 April 2014

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