Voices from Russia

Saturday, 6 October 2012

6 October 2012. A Point to Ponder. Just What IS “Pro-Life?”

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Let’s not take forever on this. “Pro-Life” is so much more than anti-abortion… it’s being against the death penalty for non-state crimes (hey, that was Tsar Aleksandr‘s stance, and he was no weak sister)… it’s being critical of promiscuous warmongering… it’s being for economic justice in the marketplace for workers and consumers. The late John Cardinal O’Connor called it the “seamless garment“. He was right… if you advocate war in foreign parts on flimsy pretexts… if you advocate the death penalty for crimes that aren’t against the state or the society as a whole (that is, Timothy McVeigh and the Minsk Metro bombers were examples of legit capital punishment)… if you advocate anarchic libertarian nihilism (“economic freedom” and “shrinking the state”)… if you defend a tax system that cheats the working class to enrich the Wet Willies… you’re NOT Pro-Life… not at all.

Let’s put it plainly… if you support the Republican Party, you’re not Pro-Life… their platform is antipodes removed from Christianity and justice. That’s the way it is…

BMD

Friday, 13 April 2012

13 April 2012. Nothing is Forgotten… No One is Forgotten…

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Let all of us, believer and unbeliever, Russian and non-Russian, of all races, creeds, and political orientations… join hands and remember those killed in the Minsk Metro bombing last year. A strike against one of us is a blow against all of us…

BMD

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Two Convicted For the Attack in the Minsk Metro Executed in Byelorussia

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On Saturday, Byelorussian television reported that the authorities carried out the death sentence against the principal accused in the case of the Minsk Metro bombing of last year, Dmitri Konovalov, as they had earlier for his accomplice, Vladislav Kovalyov. Kovalyov’s mother, Lyubov Kovalyova, who lives in Vitebsk, received a letter from the Supreme Court of Belarus informing her of the enforcement of the death penalty against her son. The letter had a postmark of 16 March, she said, noting, “The notice was dated by the Supreme Court on 16 March. Hence, they may have shot him before then. Perhaps, on 15 March“. Earlier, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle {he’s a member of the Far Right laissez-faire Free Democratic Party: editor} demanded that Byelorussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko commute the death sentence of Dmitri Konovalov. He wrote, “I condemn the execution of the sentence pronounced by Kovalyov and regret that Byelorussian President Alexander Lukashenko ignored calls by the international community for a pardon”.

17 March 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/2012_03_17/68734734/

Editor’s Note:

Can’t you just see the condescension dripping from Westerwelle? His arrogance and hubris seep from his every pore. However, that’s Western Neoliberals (mistakenly called “conservatives” in the Anglosphere) for you. They consider themselves superior to us, and that’s that. We’re “little brown brothers” in need of “instruction” from our “enlightened” neighbours. Truly?

I’d say that two things shoot that down in flames. Firstly, let’s look at William Jefferson Clinton… his antics make Aleksandr Lukashenko look like an altar boy who never even peeped at a “feelthy pitcher”. Clinton employed James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, two of the most amoral and evil men ever to serve in politics. Why isn’t Herr Westerwelle agitated over THAT? They did things FAR worse than anything that Lukashenko allegedly did (and everyone bows and scrapes in front of them… that is, the politically-ambitious do).

Secondly, let’s take a case far closer to home for Herr Westerwelle and his Far Right cronies in Germany. At the time of German reunification, ex-DDR officials and civil servants were treated like shit by the likes of Herr Westerwelle. Virtually all of the officers and NCOs of the NVA were shitcanned without cause, without warning, and without a pension for their service. Note well that those who served the NAZI state get pensions… but that those who served the DDR do not. Trust me, it was the influence of creepozoids like the Free Democratic Party that gave us that situation. Nazis? No problem! Communists? Kick them in the face and titter like a lunatic! Ex-senior officers of the NVA had to work as cabbies or rent-a-cops… that’s what the Herr Westerwelles of this world did.

He’s got a lot of damned gall… but he’s not alone, is he? Just remember… the West hates the Orthosphere for rejecting its premises. You can’t expect true humanity and decent treatment from any of them, and that’s the way it is.

BMD 

Friday, 16 March 2012

EU Council Secretary Dismayed by Lukashenko Pardon Refusal

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In a communiqué on Thursday, European Council Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland condemned Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko‘s refusal to pardon two men sentenced to death over a subway bombing last year. Dmitri Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov, both 25, were found guilty of carrying out the bombing, which took place in Minsk on 11 April 2011, killing 15 people, and injuring more than 200. Jagland said, “Unfortunately, Belarus remains the only European country that practises the death penalty, despite this organisation’s many efforts to conduct dialogue on its abolition or at least a moratorium. I reiterate my call to the authorities in Belarus to put an immediate end to the use of capital punishment. The Council of Europe firmly maintains its position that death isn’t justice. This principle is enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and is one of the basic principles, which lays the foundation for the protection of human rights by the Council of Europe”.

On Thursday, Jean-Claude Mignon, the President of the 47-nation EU Council‘s Parliamentary Assembly appealed for clemency for Konovalov and Kovalyov, saying, “We very much fear … that something will happen any time now that cannot be undone. We formally appeal to the Belarusian authorities not to execute Konovalov and Kovalyov because as a matter of principle we are opposed to the death penalty and many questions remain about the fairness of their trial”. Belarus remains the only European country that allows the death penalty. Last year, Belarus carried out two people death sentences in Belarus.

15 March 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/news/20120315/172193390.html

Editor’s Note:

This is nothing but the usual Western posturing. “We’re superior and you’re inferior little brown brothers”. Nasty and arrogant, isn’t it? It’s not going to affect President Lukashenko, and the two scumbags will get the drop, deservedly so.

BMD

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