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Monday, 11 August 2014

11 August 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… The USA Supports THIS in Gaza… No wonder that They Support the Uniate Junta Murderers in the Ukraine…

00 gaza. israeli atrocities. 11.08.14

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The USA supports the indiscriminate Israeli targeting of civilians in Gaza… the USA supports the indiscriminate targeting of civilians in Novorossiya by the murderous Uniate junta. Any questions?

By the way, I HATE anti-Semitism and anti-Palestinianism with equal passion. I despise those Jews who equate criticism of rightwing elements in Israel with anti-Semitism… and I’m NOT afraid to say so publicly.

BMD

11 August 2014. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… “Russian Pope Thugs Threaten Humanity with WWIII”

shamil basayev

Shamil Basayev… Langley’s boy in the Caucasus… just as they supported Islamists in Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Kosovo. Zbig‘s hatred of Russians led him to use whatever means were at hand… INCLUDING anti-Western terrorists. 

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Editor:

This is for real… it isn’t a goof. Don’t forget how Langley aided Chechen militants in the 90s… they have their fingers in many unsavoury pies (Potapov and Paffhausen drool their approval of it all… it means that they support the enemies of the Faith and of the Rodina)…

BMD

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A leading pope thug in the KGB gang of “Russian Orthodox Church” has told a Moscow newspaper that he “believes” the world is on the brink of a third world war. “The current situation is increasingly reminiscent of that in the run-up to the First World War”, said a KGB Metropolitan General Hilarion, the chairman of the “Russian Orthodox Church’s Department of External Relations”. The KGB general added, “Various countries create and maintain, through mass media, an image of the enemy”. The Russian thug said, “And that is one step away from a declaration of global war”, pretending to forget a 40-year long Cold War which was far from any military action and helped much to contain Russian Bolshevism, and saved the world from Russian slavery.

10 August 2014

Kavkaz Center

http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2014/08/10/19437.shtml

Editor:

This is what John McCain, Sarah Palin, and Wet Willy Romney support. If you support the GOP, this is what YOU support. If you support the GOP and you claim to be an Orthodox Christian, you’re not supporting the Church, you support its enemies and its attackers… I say this openly and in public. It’s too much of a muchness…

BMD

Washington Threatens the World

00 russian bear. 10.07.14

Russia defeated the Teutonic Knights… the Tatars… Swedish King Karl… Frederick the Great… Napoleon… Hitler… will the feckless USA be next? “Russians aren’t Germans”… do reflect on the FULL meaning of that…

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Editor:

I’m not in complete agreement with Mr Roberts… he refuses to see the evil in Reagan’s unleashing of the Neoliberal Monster… but most of what he says is true and you should attend to it. His pointing up of the dangers of the present world situation is all too real… we should attend to the fact that the USA is the main author and source of this evil. The main evil is Neoliberalism and Reaganite pseudo-economics (along with “Evangelical” pseudo-religion that’s nothing but an apologia for it)… everything else flows from that. Mr Roberts doesn’t go far enough… but he does go a long way down the right road. In short, never disregard the truth, no matter who speaks it… otherwise, you’re a thrice-damned fool.

BMD

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The consequences of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria unleashed evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria. The turmoil brought into the Middle East by the Bush and Obama régimes meant death and displacement for millions and untold future deaths.  As I write, 40,000 Iraqis are stranded on a mountain top without water awaiting death at the hands of ISIS, created by US meddling. The reality in the Middle East stands in vast contradiction to the stage-managed landing of George W Bush on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln where Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” on 1 May 2003.  The mission that Washington accomplished was to wreck the Middle East and the lives of millions of people and to destroy America’s reputation in the process. Thanks to the demonic neoconservative Bush régime, today, the rest of the world regards America as the greatest threat to world peace.

The Clinton régime’s attack on Serbia set the pattern.  Bush upped the ante with Washington’s naked aggression against Afghanistan, which Washington clothed in Orwellian language… ”Operation Enduring Freedom”. Washington brought ruin, not freedom, to Afghanistan. After 13 years of blowing up the country, Washington is now withdrawing, a few thousand lightly armed Taliban defeated the “superpower”, but it left a wasteland for which Washington won’t accept responsibility.

Another source of endless Middle East turmoil is Israel, whose theft of Palestine is Washington-enabled.  In the middle of Israel’s latest attack on civilians in Gaza, the US Congress passed resolutions in support of Israel’s war crimes and voted hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for Israel’s ammunition. Here we witness Great Moral America 100 percent in support of unambiguous war crimes against essentially defenceless people. When Israel murders women and children, Washington calls it “Israel’s right to defend their own country”… a country that Israel stole from Palestinians… but when Palestinians retaliate, Washington calls it “terrorism”.  By supporting Israel, declared to be a terrorist state by the few moral governments that still exist, and accused of war crimes by the UN General Secretary, Washington violates its own laws against supporting terrorist states. Of course, Washington itself is the leading terrorist state. Therefore, it’s illegal under US law for Washington to support itself.  However, Washington doesn’t accept law, domestic or international, as a constraint on its actions. Washington is “exceptional and indispensable”.  No one else counts. No law, no Constitution, and no humane consideration have authority to constrain Washington’s will. In its claims, Washington surpasses those of the Third Reich.

As horrific as Washington’s recklessness toward the Middle East is, Washington’s recklessness toward Russia is many orders of magnitude greater.  Washington convinced nuclear-armed Russia that Washington is planning a nuclear first strike. In response, Russia is beefing up its nuclear forces and testing US air defence reactions. It’s difficult to imagine a more irresponsible act than to convince Russia that Washington intends to hit Russia with a pre-emptive first strike. One of Putin’s advisers explained to the Russian media Washington’s first strike intentions, and a member of the RF Gosduma made a documented presentation of Washington’s first strike intentions. By marshalling the evidence, I’ve pointed out in my columns that it’s impossible for Russia to avoid this conclusion.

China is aware that it faces the same threat from Washington. China’s response to Washington’s war plans against China was to demonstrate how they’d use their nuclear forces in response to any attack by Washington on China to destroy the USA. China made this public, hoping to create opposition amongst Americans to Washington’s war plans against China. Like Russia, China is a rising country that doesn’t need war to succeed. The only country on earth that needs war is Washington, and that’s because Washington’s goal is the neoconservative one of exercising hegemony over the world.

Prior to the Bush and Obama régimes, every previous US President went to great efforts to avoid telegraphing any nuclear threat. US war doctrine was careful to keep nuclear weapons limited to retaliation in the event the USA suffered a nuclear attack. The purpose of nuclear forces was to prevent the use of such weapons.  The reckless George W Bush régime elevated nuclear weapons to pre-emptive first use, thus destroying the constraint placed on the use of nuclear weapons. The overriding purpose of the Reagan administration was to end the Cold War, and, thereby, the threat of nuclear war.  The George W Bush régime, together with the Obama régime’s demonisation of Russia, overturned President Reagan’s unique achievement and made nuclear war likely.

When the incompetent Obama régime decided to overthrow the democratically elected government in the Ukraine and install a puppet government of Washington’s choosing, the Obama State Department, run by neoconservative ideologues, forgot that the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine were former Russian provinces attached to the Ukrainian SSR by Communist Party leaders when the Ukraine and Russia were part of the same country… the USSR.  When the Russophobic stooges that Washington installed in Kiev demonstrated in word and deed their hostility to the Ukraine’s Russian population, the former Russian provinces declared their desire to return to Mother Russia. This isn’t surprising, nor is it something that we can blame on Russia. Crimea succeeded in returning to Russia, where Crimea resided since the 1700s, but Putin, hoping to defuse the propaganda war that Washington mounted against him didn’t accept the pleas from the other former Russian provinces. Consequently, Washington’s stooges in Kiev felt free to attack the protesting provinces; they followed the Israeli policy of attacking civilian populations, civilian residences, and civilian infrastructure. The presstitute Western media ignored the facts and accused Russia of invading and annexing parts of the Ukraine. This lie is comparable to the lies that US Secretary of State Colin Powell told the UN about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in behalf of the criminal Bush régime, lies that Colin Powell later apologised for to no avail as his lies destroyed Iraq.

When the Malaysian airliner crashed, before anyone knew the facts, they blamed Russia. The British media was especially primed to blame Russia almost the instant that it knew that the airliner crashed.  I heard the BBC’s gross misrepresentation and blatant lies on American National Public Radio, only the Daily Mail’s propagandistic account was worse. The entire “news” event appears orchestrated prior to the event, which, of course, suggests that Washington was behind it. The airliner deaths became all-important for Washington’s propaganda war. The 290 casualties are unfortunate, but they’re a small fraction of the deaths that Israel inflicted on Palestinians at the same moment, without provoking any protests from Western governments, as distinct from Western peoples in the streets… Western security forces conveniently suppressed the people’s protests against Israel. Washington used the downing of the airliner, which probably was Washington’s responsibility, as an excuse for another round of sanctions… and to pressure its European puppets to join the sanctions with sanctions of their own, which Washington’s EU puppets did.

Washington relies on accusations and insinuations… it refuses to release evidence from satellite photos, because the photos don’t support Washington’s lies.  They don’t permit facts to interfere with Washington’s demonisation of Russia any more than facts interfered with Washington’s demonisation of Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Iran. Twenty-two reckless and irresponsible US senators introduced the “Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014,”  US Senate bill 2277, sponsored by Senator Bob Corker, who well represents in his ignorance and stupidity what appears to be the majority of the American population or the majority of voters in the state of Tennessee.  Corker’s bill is a mindless piece of legislation designed to start a war that would be likely to leave no survivors.  Apparently, idiotic Americans will elect any fool to power. The belief that Russia is responsible for the downed Malaysian airliner has become fact in Western capitals despite the total absence of even a tiny scrap of evidence in behalf of the claim. Moreover, even if the accusation were true, is one airliner worth a World War?

The UK Defence Committee concluded that a broke and militarily impotent UK must “focus on the defence of Europe against Russia”.  The military spending drums, if not the war drums, are beating and the entire West joined in. A militarily impotent Britain is going to defend Europe from a non-existent, although much-proclaimed, attack from the Russian bear. American and NATO military dignitaries and the Pentagon chief are issuing Russia Threat Warnings based on alleged (but non-existent) Russian troop-build-ups on Ukraine’s border.  According to the Western Ministry of Propaganda, if Russia defends the Russian populations in Ukraine from military attack from Washington’s stooge government in Kiev, its proof that Russia is the villain. Washington’s propaganda campaign has succeeded in turning Russia into a threat. Polls show that 69 percent of Americans now regard Russia as a threat, and that Russians no longer trust the American leadership.

Russians and their government observe the same demonisation of their country and their leader as they observed of Iraq and Saddam Hussein, of Libya and Gaddafi, of Syria and Assad, and of Afghanistan and the Taliban just prior to military assaults on these countries by the West.  For a Russian, the safest conclusion from the evidence is that Washington intends war on Russia. It’s my opinion that the irresponsibility and recklessness of the Obama régime is without precedent.  Never before has the US government or any other nuclear power’s government gone to such great efforts to convince another nuclear power that it was setting it up for attack.  It is difficult to imagine a more provocative act that more endangers life on earth.  Indeed, the White House Fool has doubled up; convincing both Russia and China that Washington plans a pre-emptive first strike on both. Republicans want to sue or to impeach Obama over relatively inconsequential issues, such as Obamacare.  Why don’t Republicans want to impeach Obama over such a critical issue as subjecting the world to the risk of nuclear Armageddon? The answer is that the Republicans are as crazed as the Democrats are.  Their leaders, such as John McCain and Lindsay Graham, are determined that “we stand up to the Russians!”  Wherever one looks in American politics one sees crazed people, psychopaths and sociopaths who shouldn’t be in political office.

Washington long ago gave up diplomacy.  Washington relies on force and intimidation.  The US government is utterly devoid of judgment.  This is why polls show that the rest of the world regards the US government as the greatest threat to world peace.  Today (8 August 2014), Handelsblatt (Germany’s Wall Street Journal) wrote in a signed editorial by the publisher:

The American tendency to move from verbal escalation to military escalation… the isolation, demonisation, and attacking of enemies… hasn’t proven effective. The last successful major military action the USA conducted was the Normandy landing [in 1944]. Everything else… Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan… was a clear failure. Moving NATO units towards the Polish border with Russia and thinking about arming the Ukraine is a continuation of relying on military means in the absence of diplomacy.

Washington’s puppet states… all of Europe, Japan, Canada, and Australia… enable Washington’s unrivalled danger to the world by their support of Washington’s agenda of exercising hegemony over the entire world. The 100th anniversary of World War I is upon us.  We’re repeating the folly that caused this war.  WWI destroyed a civilised Western world, but it was the work of a mere handful of scheming people. The result was Lenin, the USSR, Hitler, the rise of American Imperialism, Korea, Vietnam, the military interventions that created ISIS, and now resurrected conflict between Washington and Russia that President Reagan and M S Gorbachyov had ended.

As Stephen Starr pointed out on my website, if we only use 10 percent of the nuclear weapons in the US and Russian arsenals, life on earth ceases to be. Dear readers… ask yourselves, when has Washington told you anything that wasn’t a lie?  Washington’s lies have caused millions of casualties.  Do you want to be a casualty of Washington’s lies? Do you believe that Washington’s lies and propaganda about the Malaysian airliner and the Ukraine are worth risking life on earth?  Who’s so gullible that he can’t recognise that Washington’s lies about the Ukraine are like Washington’s lies about Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Iranian nukes, and Assad’s use of chemical weapons? Do you think that the neoconservative influence that prevails in Washington, regardless of the political party in office, is too dangerous to be tolerated?

9 August 2014

Paul Craig Roberts

Rossiya Segodnya

http://en.ria.ru/authors/20140809/191865538/Washington-Threatens-the-World.html

Will the Miners Turn Donetsk into a New Stalingrad?

00 Nikolai Boot. In the Name of Life! 1963. Disreali quote

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How do you take a city with a million inhabitants and 2,200 streets using “pole-by-pole” tactics?

With wolfish glints in their eyes, Kiev junta politicians enigmatically say, “The separatists (sic) are in for an unpleasant surprise”. They follow this with another inexplicable statement, “We’ll take the city ‘pole-by-pole’”. Such tactics dictate that the attackers probe for a weak point, subdue it, then, move down the street to launch an offensive on the next street {Baranets implies that the attackers will leapfrog strongpoints… much as in the American island-hopping tactics of WW II: editor}. In such circumstances, to advance tanks, APCs, and self-propelled artillery down the streets is suicidal folly. The opolchenietsy will use their RPGs to send ‘em to hell. Inevitably, the Ukrainian commanders would have to throw in their infantry to clear each street. However, to clear positions in houses in built-up areas you need to use heavy weapons and flamethrowers to clear the way. This means that any artillery fire would turn concrete buildings into rubble, but the opolchenie could turn such rubble into strongpoints.

If we consider that there are 2,200 streets in Donetsk, such tactics would take a very long time. However, Poroshenko is acting hastily… he’s ordered the taking of Donetsk by 24 August… Ukrainian Independence Day. There’s only 12 days left before that… is it a realistic goal? The present perimeter around Donetsk is about 200 kilometres (@120 miles) in length. To besiege the city, the 40,000 troops of the junta force deployed isn’t sufficient… it leaves gaps in their lines. That’s a given, as Poroshenko’s generals will form two or three strike forces to get through to Donetsk using different avenues of advance. They have an almost threefold advantage over the defenders of the city in manpower, and absolute superiority in armour, artillery, and aviation. Yet, in such a situation, the defenders have an advantage over the attackers.

What Can You Expect?

Clearly, American advisers have told the junta commanders presently deployed in Slavyansk how to minimise casualties… use massive artillery and rocket fire, along with intensive airstrikes, and use banned weapons such as Willie Pete ordnance. Thus, the American advice isn’t to take Donetsk, but to destroy it. This is nothing new. As for the “surprise” promised by Andrei Lysenko, the press secretary of the SNBOU… according to opolchenie intelligence reports, the junta forces attempted to infiltrate hundreds of diversionary troops in the Donetsk area in the last week. That is, the intent was that when the junta main-force attack took place, the diversionists would attack from the rear, clearing the streets for the advancing troops. However, if the defenders are on to it, where’s the “surprise” in it? Donetsk is ready to defend itself. The opolchenietsy say, “They can destroy us… but to beg on our knees… NEVER!” The miners are hardworking and gutsy guys… they stand behind their words.

11 August 2014

V N Baranets

Komsomolskaya Pravda

http://msk.kp.ru/daily/26267.5/3145061/

Editor:

This is the meatiest article that I’ve read so far. V N Baranets was an officer in the Soviet Army from 1965 to 1990 (he’s an Afganets… a vet of the Soviet Afghan War). That is, he’s NOT an empty-headed and ignorant Bill O’Reilly, Willy Romney, Sean Hannity, Ted Cruz, Rush Limbaugh, Marco Rubio, Glenn Beck, or Rod Dreher (all of whom were cowardly gutless punks who REFUSED to serve in the forces). He’s been shot at… he’s not a loudmouthed yellow cretin like the people that I named (after all, they did REFUSE to serve, even in a reserve formation… Pat Buchanan, Antonin Scalia, and Wayne LaPierre were part of the Chicken Hawk Brigade, as well).

Firstly, general military rule of thumb dictates that the attacker have a three-to-one effectual superiority over the defence for the attack to succeed. The junta forces do NOT have this. You see, fighting in a built-up area gives a force multiplier to the defence… usually gauged as a three-fold advantage. This means that the opolchenie and the junta forces are even in effectual strength. You see, the junta forces can’t follow the American advice… they simply lack the heavy weapons and aircraft to do so (due to “free market” oligarch theft over the years, there’s a lack of ordnance and spares, too). They have to dig out the opolchenie… for that, they need well-trained and motivated infantry, and they don’t have that. Reflect on the fact that draft-dodging is endemic and morale amongst the deployed forces is in the shitter. The junta needs to send its forces provisions and munitions… it’s sending “commissars” instead. This means that the morale of the junta footslogger is near nil… it means that the junta is desperate.

If this weren’t bad enough, the junta doesn’t have enough forces deployed. 40,000 troops translate to three full-strength or four understrength division-equivalents. This means that the junta has 27 to 36 infantry manoeuvre battalions to cover 200 kilometres of frontage… and that doesn’t even begin to cover minimal defensive requirements, let alone an offensive. L D Trotsky said, “It’s impossible for a little army of 15,000 ex-officers to master a working-class capital of 700,000 inhabitants”. We see the same situation here. Don’t forget… the junta didn’t TAKE Slavyansk and Kramatorsk by assault… I I Strelkov withdrew (in good order with all equipment). The junta hasn’t had a victory in a built-up area. All previous battles were open terrain affairs, OUTSIDE given urban areas.

To use diversionary units was standard Sov doctrine, so, the opolchenie was “aware” of it even before their intel detected the junta infiltrators (who’d mostly be left alone to observe junta movements and intentions… they’d only attack them if they were threatening strategic assets). Strategic withdrawal was also standard Sov doctrine… the Sov/Russian forces trained for it, unlike the American forces, who don’t (they always “win”, dontcha know). I should also mention the Order of Kutuzov, awarded for successful withdrawal operations. Ergo, Strelkov’s brilliant strategic withdrawal buffaloed the junta’s asinine Anglo American advisors, who attributed it to their “superior” abilities and “exceptional” status as Anglo Americans. Of course, that led to their crank advice on Donetsk. The only way to take Donetsk with a minimum of casualties is to besiege the city… but the junta lacks the time, the motivated manpower, and the matériel to do so. Don’t forget… the junta shitcanned its only competent military man, Admiral I I Tenyukh. He told the junta point-blank what the problems were… profanely, without regard for which pol he offended, and with no gloss. Note well that the kleptocratic junta shits got rid of him. Hacks and criminals lead the junta forces.

Lastly, the Anglo Americans don’t know their history. In both the Battles of Moscow and Stalingrad, G K Zhukov waited to counterattack until his forces were built-up, supplied, and ready. He allowed the fascists to move forward… he didn’t let their advance force his hand. Georgi Konstantinovich said, “The Russian army has two great generals, General January and General February”… I I Strelkov is ordering winter uniforms for his army now… are you seeing what I’m seeing (don’t forget to add in that there won’t be enough gas for proper heating in junta rear areas)? The junta is in the deep shit… one last thing… Russian reportage on sites frequented by English-speakers tends to repeat some Western patterns (not completely, but they don’t give the whole truth). On sites frequented by Russians, the story’s different. I’d remind everyone of dezinformatsiya… Russians are past masters of it. Reflect on the fact that Russia is calling land forces reservists to the colours (starting with company and platoon commanders)… something that’s never done… Russia has a “mobilisation army”… connect the dots, kids.

BMD

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