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Monday, 12 March 2018

12 March 2018. A Point to Ponder on Russiagate and Its Purveyors

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Was Russiagate produced by the primary leaders of the US intelligence community? If so, it’s the most perilous political scandal in modern American history and the most detrimental to American democracy.

Stephen Cohen

Editor:

Note well that the generation of American “liberals” who protested the Vietnam War are now slobbering over every “disclosure” that comes out of the intel apparat. They eat it all up… they demand that all the rest of us follow suit or be damned as traitors. This leads to interesting questions:

  • Was their opposition to the Vietnam War sincere or was it cowardice?
  • Why are they all following slavishly the most amoral and opportunistic politician in the USA today (Hillary Clinton)?
  • Why do they swallow CIA lies without any scepticism?
  • If interference in foreign elections is culpable, where is their outrage at the far more numerous American examples of it?
  • If election hacking is evil, where is their wrath for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC?

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the answers.

BMD

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Does Russia Force Underage Girls to Take Virginity Tests? Western Media Says “Yes”, Reality Says “Nope”

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This is much like the story on alleged gay concentration camps run by Kadyrov in Chechnya. It’s 100 percent pure unadulterated unalloyed bullshit. Nothing more need be said on the matter… read it and see how stupid Western liberals are. They really believe this shit.

BMD

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Did you know that Russian doctors are required by law to check the “integrity” of each and every young Russian hymen, and then report any signs of sexual activity to the police? We didn’t know either! Until of course, we read this brave report published by the Independent:

Doctors in Russia have reportedly been instructed to perform virginity tests on underage girls. […] Health Minister Vladimir Shuldyakov said doctors must follow the order and “inform police about all cases when virginity was lost as well as about cases of pregnancies and abortions involving girls under 16-years-old”. The order instructs doctors to check the “integrity of the hymen” and look for signs of damage.

Where to begin? Well, for starters… Russia’s Health Minister is V I Skvortsova. This Vladimir guy is the health minister of Saratov Oblast, which is sort of like being the head health honcho of Tumbleweed NE. Amazingly, even the garbage Daily Mail article cited by the Independent managed to correctly identify Shuldyakov as the Health Minister of a small region of Russia. However, the Independent simply refers to him as “Health Minister Vladimir Shuldyakov”; Saratov isn’t even mentioned in the Independent’s report. Also, Shuldyakov cancelled his order three days before the Independent published its hymen horror story:

Minister of Health of the Saratov Oblast Vladimir Shuldyakov cancelled his order, according to which doctors were obliged to inform the police about cases of deprivation of virginity and pregnancy of schoolgirls, the head of the press service of the regional Ministry of Health, Aleksandr Kolokolov, told RIA Novosti.

Will the Independent correct its story? Or, at least “update” it? Of course not. Friends… we’re reaching levels of bullshit that’d make William Randolph Hearst blush. He’s the creep who invented the modern “save the young girls from the savages!” tabloid story. So just to recap, the Independent:

  1. Portrayed a provincial official as Russia’s top health official
  2. Reported on an “order” that was cancelled three days prior

What we enjoy most about this hilariously 100 percent false story is that the Independent cited a tabloid… and then somehow managed to make the story even more wrong. Say what you will, but that requires “skill sets”.

18 June 2017

Russian Insider

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/does-russia-force-underage-girls-take-virginity-tests-western-media-says-yes-reality-says

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

24 May 2016. Washington is Now the World Headquarters of Cloud-Cuckoo Land… Do Have a Care with its Political/Military Denizens

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Do have a care with anyone who is or was in the Washington defence, intel, or political apparats… have similar care with HillyBillys and members of the corporate and journalistic apparats. I had a colloquy with a “Craig Cartier” (if that’s even their real name)… their espousal of a far-out fictive narrative on the Ukraine and Russia was simply unhinged. Russia moved troops from the Far East to Novorossiya… the DNR and LNR are Russian fronts… Russia invaded the Crimea… the whole nine yards peddled by the Galician Uniate fascists (if true, it’d be a major security breach, but since it’s noxious bullshit, well… “winning is the only thing”). Having studied the history of the region for many years, I can tell you that the Crimea, DNR, and LNR were the strongest supporters of the Party of Regions. Besides that, they were the most-heavily Russian areas of the pre-1991 “Ukraine”. In fact, Novorossiya was never part of the historical “Ukraine”, it (and its cities) was a new foundation of the Russian Empire in the 18th century… it wasn’t added to the Ukrainian SSR until 1924.

However, the Beltway Commandos reiterate their lies even to those who know the truth (and who tell them so pointblank). They’re like zombies… “Russia is to blame… Russia is to blame”. Even the relatively sane repeat the same line (albeit with a bit more sincerity and pathos… you almost believe them until you realise that the facts haven’t changed over the last 24 hours). Please have a care with such people. We don’t live in normal times… we have the TSA Gestapo doing invasive body searches at airports… we have a Department of Homeland Security (rather Orwellian name, wot?)… there are security guards all over denying access to this and to that. Eddie Snowden had to flee to Russia to avoid a kangaroo court… Manning sits in prison for years… for what? The USA imprisons people in the Gitmo Gulag with no fixed sentence (even the Sov GULag had definite sentences)… it’s kept some people there for 15 years!

The times are dicey… please, be careful in your dealings with any government apparatchik or with corporate and journalistic apparatchiks. They’re all goodthinkers, and they’d throw you under the bus in an instant. Have a care, as dark as it is now, it may get even darker…

BMD

Thursday, 6 August 2015

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

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