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Thursday, 6 August 2015

6 August 2015. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky. 06.08.1945… WHY?

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Masters of Absurd Propaganda: USA Continues to Lie About Ukrainian Crisis

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American publicist Eric Zuesse remarked that American propaganda is “so ridiculous, no intelligent and informed person would give it any serious consideration whatsoever. It insults the public’s intelligence”. He emphasised that the entire case for Western sanctions against Russia is a pure lie, nailing the Obama administration for what he called its blatant propaganda and sheer hypocrisy. Zuesse referred to the US State Department’s “Ukraine Travel Warning” issued on 16 July aimed at preventing American tourists from travelling to the Eastern Ukraine and the Crimea. Apparently aimed at frightening the US tourists out of their wits, the “warning” claimed that “individuals, including US citizens, have been threatened, detained or kidnapped for hours or days after being stopped” at checkpoints in Donetsk and Lugansk. It also warned Americans against visiting the Crimea as “the Russian Federation maintains an extensive military presence”.

The Obama administration obviously doesn’t care that the reality on the ground differs tremendously from what it’s saying. US officials also remain silent about the fact that before Washington intervened in Kiev’s domestic affairs, the Ukraine was a unified and democratic country. Zuesse pointed up, “Obama… replaced the existing Ukrainian President, V F Yanukovich, who, like all of his predecessors, was corrupt; and the US propaganda-machine publicised his corruption, virtually ignoring the fact of corruption’s normalcy in at least the post-Soviet Ukraine (corruption greatly encouraged by the USA). The USA didn’t replace him because he was corrupt. The USA replaced him because he supported a non-aligned Ukraine… neither a stooge to the USA nor to Russia”. However, a non-aligned Ukraine wasn’t exactly what Washington needed.

American activist Chris Ernesto wrote in 2014 that, remarkably, the American political establishment (most notably, Zbigniew Brzezinski) “mapped out” the battle plan for the Ukraine decades ago. Ernesto quoted Brzezinski’s 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard:

The Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia… However, if Moscow regains control over the Ukraine, with its 52 million people and major resources as well as access to the Black Sea, Russia automatically again regains the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia.

So far, Washington has desperately tried to bring the Ukraine into its fold. Eventually, in November 2013, the USA instigated a standoff with the Ukrainian government, the so-called “Euromaidan”, which then turned into a “blatant” coup. American analyst Brandon Turbeville wrote in April 2015, “[E]arly on, there were individuals in the Ukrainian government who recognised that there was an international and NATO-centred plot at work in their country, designed to overthrow the President and other elected officials using ‘swarming adolescents’ and other more violent elements of protest and destabilisation”.

The Crimea’s secession from Ukraine, as well as the unwillingness of the Ukraine’s former eastern regions to recognise the illegitimate junta obviously contradicted American plans. Zuesse noted that, thus far, “the US State Department rejects the legitimacy of the overwhelming, and the repeatedly polling-confirmed, desire of the Crimean people to cease being Ukrainian (which they had been only from 1954 to 2014). As for the residents of the Donbass, Obama needs to get rid of them, because they voted over 90 percent for the man he overthrew. If they stay alive and within the Ukraine, then, the régime that Obama installed will get voted out of office”. Zeusse remarked that the irony of the situation is that V V Putin wants the Donbass to remain a part of the Ukraine, whilst Obama doesn’t want them to return to the Ukrainian fold. Furthermore, whilst the Kremlin urges the Ukrainian government, the EU, and the USA to follow the Minsk II Accord, the Obama administration goes even so far as to claim that Russia “has ignored the opportunity to resolve the crisis in the Ukraine diplomatically”. Zeusse observed, “A more devilishly lying country than the USA of today is hard to imagine. It’s even a dictatorship… its government represents not the public (as its founders had intended) but its aristocracy (which those founders had tried to overthrow… and did overthrow, in their own era)”, adding that meanwhile Washington continues to try to fool public opinion.

6 August 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150806/1025477420.html

Editor:

Orthodox people… we have to face a disturbing fact. We have elements within us that support and aid the opponents of Holy Rus and the Holy Church. Of course, some are obvious, such as Potapov, Paffhausen, and Dreher… conscious and unrepentant supporters of the ravening Republican aggressors against the Motherland. The Republicans have LIED in a major way about the Rodina since 1946 (on top of whitewashing Nazis and their accomplices)… it’s nothing new for them. Many Establishment Dems joined them in Truman’s time… most of the rest jumped on the Russophobic bandwagon after 1991. Only one American politician has the potential to break this stranglehold…

Bernie Sanders…

If Senator Sanders is sincere in his programme, and I believe that he is, then, the only way that he can pay for it is to halt the present spiralling warmongering in foreign parts. That’s the choice… perpetual warfare or social justice at home. Here’s the sad part for Orthodox people… most konvertsy align themselves with the Republican opponents of Holy Rus (and opponents of justice in America) on the grounds of “Pro-Life”… I kid you not. These immature brats have placed abortion and homosexuality at the centre of their faith… they’re obsessed with them. However, the Church doesn’t wave placards or march in rallies… it prays. That’s what it does, but that doesn’t satisfy these former-Proddie simpletons. They support those who urge on the murderers of our priests and children, all because such pigs are “anti-abortion”. That’s upside down! That’s Jabberwockian! However, they swallow American Exceptionalism wholesale… shall they stay within a group that’s consciously “Russian Orthodox?” I don’t know… but they’re enablers for those who kill, destroy, and brutalise… some “Pro-Life” that…

Yes… there’s propaganda… but that’s not as bad as those who repudiate reality for their manufactured simulacrum thereof. We face the latter… it’s much more insidious and much more dangerous. Think on that, Orthodox people…

BMD

6 August 2015. Our Lives Begin to End the Day that we Become Silent about Things that Matter

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Pushilin sez DNR Authorities Would do Their Utmost to See to it that the Death of Rossiya Segodnya Photojournalist Andrei Stenin was NOT in Vain

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Today, a secular memorial and pannikhida for Rossiya Segodnya photojournalist Andrei Stenin, killed by junta aggressors last year, occurred in Nikiforov, near the DNR-LNR border. Local residents, DNR soldiers, friends, and colleagues of the deceased gathered at the site of his death. Vice Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet D V Pushilin, head of Molodaya Respublika (Young Republic) Sergei Kondrykinsky, Head of the Snezhkoe GMA* Valery Khlopenik, and head of the DNR Union of Journalists Viktor Petrenko gave eulogies for Stenin. Pushilin said, “We’ve gathered today to honour the memory of an outstanding journalist, Andrei Stenin. He broke through the informational blockade, but it cost him his life. To break this blockade has been and remains crucial to resolving this conflict. When the Ukrainians shower us with shells from all kinds of weapons, we remember Andrei’s heroism and the heroism of his colleagues”.

  • GMA: State Municipal Administration, administrative apparat of a city

The people present laid flowers at a cross placed on the site where most people believe that Stenin died. Here, on a road leading to Nikiforov, near Snezhkoe, locals found Stenin’s burned car. The first information about it came out two weeks after his death, but didn’t receive official confirmation until September. Those at the memorial observed a moment of silence in Stenin’s memory. Pushilin noted, “We have to bring the war to its logical conclusion, to win a clear-cut victory, to do everything to make certain that his death, like so many others, wasn’t in vain. We fully understand what responsibility lies upon us. We must do everything possible to ensure that such crimes don’t continue to plague future generations. The death of Andrei Stenin was a hero’s death… we should bow to honour his memory”. Molodaya Respublika head Kondrykinsky continued in the same vein, “We’ll remember those who gave their lives to secure the victory”. In conclusion, local officials gave their condolences to Stenin’s family, relatives, and friends.

Andrew Stenin, a Rossiya Segodnya photojournalist, died a year ago in the Novorossiya warzone whilst carrying out his professional duties. According to the SK RF, as confirmed by Rossiya Segodnya director D K Kiselyov, junta aggressors fired on Stenin’s car on 6 August 2014. Later on, a junta MLRS strike burned the disabled car. President V V Putin posthumously awarded Andrei Stenin the Order of Courage.

6 August 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/politics/vlasti-dnr-sdelayut-vse-chtoby-gibel-andreya-stenina-ne-byla-naprasnoj-pushilin.html

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