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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Respect for Truth No Longer Exists in the West

00 Uncle Sam. Change Lawless America. 15.02.14

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The Western media proved for all to see that either it’s a collection of ignorant and incompetent fools or it’s a brothel, selling war for money. The conclusive evidence is the media story of the supposed Russian armoured column that crossed into the Ukraine, but the rag-tag junta forces purportedly destroyed it… but I’d say that ISIS would eliminate the junta forces in a matter of minutes. British reporters fabricated this story or a CIA operative working to build a war narrative handed it to them. The no longer reputable BBC hyped the story without investigating it. The German media, including Die Welt, blared the story throughout Germany without concern at the absent evidence.  Reuters, also with no investigation, spread the story. Readers tell me that CNN broadcasts the fake story 24/7. Although I can’t stand to watch it, I suspect that Fox “news” has also rode this lame horse hard. Readers tell me that my former newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, which has fallen so low as to be unreadable, also spread the false story. I hope that they’re wrong. One hates to see the complete despoliation of one’s former habitat.

The media story is preposterous for a number of reasons, obvious to any normal person. Firstly, the Russian government made it completely clear that its purpose is to de-escalate the situation. When other former Russian territories that are part of the contemporary Ukraine followed Crimea in voting for independence and requesting reunification with Russia, President Putin refused. To underline his de-escalation, President Putin asked the RF Gosduma to rescind his authority to intervene militarily in the Ukraine in behalf of the former Russian provinces. As the Russian government, unlike Washington or the EU governments, stresses legality and the rule of law, no Russian military forces will enter the Ukraine prior to the Duma renewing Putin’s authority so to do.

Secondly, the story is obviously false because if the Russian government decided to invade the Ukraine, Russia wouldn’t send in one small armoured group unprotected by air cover or other forces. If Russia invaded the Ukraine, they’d do it with a force capable of rolling up the rag-tag Ukrainian forces, most of which are irregular militias organised by Nazis. The “war” would last a few hours, after which the Ukraine would be in Russia’s hands, where it resided for hundreds of years prior to the USSR’s dissolution and Washington’s successful efforts in 1991 to take advantage of Russian weakness to break apart the constituent provinces of Russia herself.

Thirdly, the story is obviously false because not a single Western news organisation hyping the story presented a shred of evidence in its behalf. What we witness in this fabricated story is the total lack of integrity amongst the entirety of the Western media. They’ve broadcast a story world-wide, totally devoid of any evidence to support it. The White House issued a statement saying that it can’t confirm the story, but the White House continues to issue accusations against Russia for which the White House supplies no evidence. Consequently, Western repetition of bald-faced lies has become truth for huge numbers of peoples. As I have emphasised in my columns, these Western lies are dangerous, because they provoke war.

The same group in Washington and the same Western “media” are telling the same kind of lies that they used to justify Washington’s wars in Iraq (weapons of mass destruction), Afghanistan (Taliban = al Qaeda), Syria (use of chemical weapons), Libya (assorted ridiculous charges), and the continuing US military murders in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The city upon the hill, the light unto the world, the home of the exceptional indispensable people is the home of Satan’s lies, where truth is taboo and war is the end game.

17 August 2014

Paul Craig Roberts

Rossiya Segodnya

http://en.ria.ru/authors/20140817/192086909/In-the-West-Respect-for-Truth-No-Longer-Exists.html

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There was no Russian armoured column in the Ukraine. The narrative as given paints a picture totally at odds with Russian military doctrine. Russian forces go on the offensive only after a short but intense preliminary artillery/rocket bombardment, with tactical air assets striking the enemy rear, and with helicopter forces seeking out enemy reinforcements and landing spetsnaz at key transportation junctures and strategic assets (bridges, dams, canal locks, power plants, etc). Whoever dreamed this up was either on crack or a PR flack utterly devoid of military knowledge. Therefore, it wasn’t NSA or DIA… too many uniformed sorts there. It wasn’t Langley either… they’re cutthroats, but they’re competent cutthroats. It smells like a PR asswipe like Jen Psaki… the asshat narrative not only doesn’t follow actual Russian doctrine, it flies in the face of the fact that General Shoigu pulled forces behind the actual border zone to prevent incidents and provocations.

It’s much like the airy-fairy accusations tossed about at the time of the Crimea referendum. There were already 16,000 Russian military personnel in the Crimea. They didn’t receive reinforcements… the only possible route of such was over the Kerch Strait via ferry or via airlift from Rostov Oblast. No American recce satellite noticed any movement, for there wasn’t any. NONE. The only overland route was in the hands of the junta (the Perekop Isthmus). If satellite imagery, radar, ELINT, SIGINT, or HUMINT had detected any movement, the USA would’ve shouted it from the rooftops. Reflect on this. The commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Admiral Berezovsky, rallied to Russia. Many thousands of Ukrainian soldiers rallied to Russia. NOT ONE junta soldier fought in the Crimea. They all just gave up or they willingly rallied to Russia. Why, Admiral Berezovsky is now an assistant commander of the ChF-MF! NO Russian or opolcheniets rallied to the junta. NONE!

Tote it all up… the junta greedsters slashed pensions… the junta greedsters jacked up food prices and utility rates into the stratosphere… the junta greedsters called a war three times (mobilisation), and virtually no one showed up… the junta greedsters boasted that they’d be in Lugansk and Donetsk by the end of July, and it’s 20 August… the junta greedsters committed economic hara-kiri by ending trade with Russia… the junta greedsters have controls on the media more onerous than those found in the Third Reich.

The junta isn’t long for this world… however, it won’t go quietly, or without bloodshed, the exact historical parallel is the end of the Guomindang on the mainland. Shed a tear for the suffering people of Novorossiya, Malorossiya, the Lvovshchina, and Podkarpatskaya Rus… they don’t deserve this. May God see and judge this… may there be an extra-cold corner of Hell for those who put this putsch, junta, and war into motion. It’s too much of a muchness.

BMD

The Cost of Living in the Ukraine Shot Up… Where’s the Fun?

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Prices in the Ukraine continue to shoot up. It’s all becoming more expensive, not only food and goods, but also public utilities rates and other services. That is, the people’s standard of living continues to fall. The IMF stated that in the first seven months of 2014, cumulative inflation exceeded 12 percent, and by the end of the year at this rate, the index might exceed 16 percent. These are official figures; real inflation is much higher. Gas prices went up, but even with the increase, urban residents have no hot water, and the chances are that when winter begins, there’ll be a cutback in gas for heating. Therefore, industry and the service sector face falling sales, so, in a few months, we’ll probably see a wave of bankruptcies and unemployment would rise. The unemployment rate this year may exceed 10 percent, although the government doesn’t consider it critical. Nevertheless, the trend is disturbing. The cost of living is going up, and this is true of virtually everything. For instance, most insurers raised their rates by 20-30 percent, as the volume of premiums collected was less due to businesses closing in a number of regions. In general, one can expect insurance rates to go up by 30-50 percent this year.

All of this is taking place as part of the signing of the European integration and assistance from the IMF. Economic benefits, except for possible trade with Europe, are very vague, but apparently, no one wants to point up the negative effects, even though they’re obvious. In fact, such changes involve lowering the standard of living for the sake of illusory prospects of a “European” living standard in 10-30 years. However, no one has yet seen an example of successful integration into the EU. On the other hand, the junta is kowtowing to the requirements of the IMF, and this means they’re reducing the social budget and increasing the tax burden. The junta intends to reduce the budget primarily through slashing social programmes, and it intends to lay a more onerous tax burden on ordinary citizens and small and medium-sized businesses. The economic crisis has only just begun, and we can’t expect a stabilisation in general in the short-term. In this regard, what will happen in 2015, when the gas reserves will be gone, and the IMF and the EU will demand further austerity measures of the junta?

19 August 2014

Russkaya Vesna

http://rusvesna.su/economy/1408439711

Editor:

Note well that the first thing that the junta did was to smash its boot into the faces of working class people without pity as they slashed pensions 50 percent. The junta members aren’t as corrupt as V F Yanukovich was… they’re MORE corrupt than he was! They’re all liars in the American crapitalist mode, which is why the American neocons love them. In short, they intend stealing the Ukraine blind for the benefit of the American greedster class, and they expect a “cut” as middlemen. Their motto is, “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing”… which is the Anglo American motto. It’s why the USA is supporting them… besides lusting to rape the Ukraine for the Koch brothers’ benefit. However, I believe that ordinary Ukrainians are already tired of “austerity”, the terrible bloodletting in Novorossiya (much worse than the media reports, but the public gets the word anyway (mostly, from the many deserters)), and the unbridled greed and thievery of the junta (“Rabbit” Yatsenyuk is the worst, followed by Turdchinov and Avakov… Yuliya is lying low… what does she know that we don’t?). The last 23 years have been a continuing Khokhol joke, but ever since the coup it’s moved from mere incompetence to a surreal disconnection from reality. God do help the poor folks in Novorossiya, Malorossiya, the Lvovshchina, and Podkarpatskaya Rus.

I expect a countercoup… or a Svoboda putsch. It does bid fair to be “interesting”… and I do agree with the Chinese, “interesting” times are hell on ordinary folks…

BMD

20 August 2014. A Christian Response to Ukrainian Fascist Calumnies

00 the pro-american liberal pigs 1. 29.07.14

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Fr Mikhail Shuvar

Fr Mikhail Shuvar… Confessor of Christ’s Church in Galicia, he went to an early grave due to injuries inflicted by an American-paid Uniate mob

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00 Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. Talerhof. They all had faces... 2012

May my right hand wither if I forget the Martyrs of Talerhof

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00 Rostislav Vasilko. KPU. Communist. 26.02.14

Don’t forget the suffering of R S Vasilko (a member of the Lvov Obkom), tortured by the fascist nationalists… all because he was a communist who loved truth and justice

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00 Grave of  St Maksim Sandovich. 09.12

There are NO icons of St Maksim Sandovich in UGKTs parishes… fancy that… that means that they’re NOT “Orthodox in Union with Rome”… it means that they’re a knife of the Curia against us

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00 church in slavyansk. 18.07.14

This is Novorossiya… the damage to our churches is the direct result of aggression against Holy Rus and Holy Orthodoxy by the Uniate junta in Kiev (which slashes pensions and wages, and jacks up bread prices and utility rates). The UGKTs slobbers over the junta… one can tell their attitude to the suffering of common folk and to their true intentions towards us, no?

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A friend of mine informed me of calumnies circulated against me by Ukrainian fascist nationalists. I replied:

I’d leave it be. Let them spew. Let them lie. It doesn’t affect my readers. I won’t get into the shitpit. That’s how I’ve dealt with it. That’s how I’ll continue to deal with it. After all, most of my readers don’t access this shit. If someone asks, I’ll say, as I always do, “Well, you’ve heard them, you’ve heard me… make up your own mind”. I’ll confide that no one has abandoned me! Thank you for telling me, though. We live in a fallen and evil world, don’t we?

I stand by that. The Galician Uniate nationalists are nasty people and they’re unscrupulous, nasty, and violent. Look at Talerhof. Look at the Galician SS VOLUNTEER Division. Look at S A Bandera. Look at how the UPA massacred the Poles in Volynia (and here). Look at the destruction of Khatyn, wrought by Ukrainian collaborators. Look at the martyrdom of St Maksim Sandovich and of Blessed Gavriil Kostelnik (and here). Look at the beating of Fr Mikhail Shuvar. Look at the torture of R S Vasilko. Look at the murders of Orthodox clergy and burnings of Orthodox churches in Novorossiya, as HH reported in an official letter.

I will NOT be silent. Part of that is a realisation that freedom to speak one’s mind isn’t free… it has costs. One of them is that if you infuriate a group that has an agenda, that has a long-cherished ideology that they refuse to give up, well, you’re going to be their target. They’ll speak lies… they’ll expose and spread every peccadillo that you’ve committed (and we’ve all done so). So be it. If such is the bill, I’ll pay it in full. The truth MUST be spoken, and I WILL speak it. As I always say, oppose them, oppose them with all your might, but DO NOT HATE. If you do, you end like the Galician Uniate fascists… look at them! I need add nothing. You may choose to believe whom you will. Choose wisely…

Don’t forget, they scream,”Knife the Moskali!” That gives you their measure…

BMD

 

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