Voices from Russia

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Commentary of DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko on His Recent Telephone Chat with President of the Russian Federation V V Putin

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On 15 November 2017, DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko discussed the exchange of prisoners with President of the Russian Federation V V Putin. He said:

As regards prisoner exchanges, I agree with President Putin’s position… simple humanity must guide us here. The exchange of prisoners shouldn’t be a matter of war and trade. Let me remind you that back in 2014 when Ukrainian troops surrendered to us in the hundreds, I let them go back to their parents and wives in exchange for a promise not to return to the war-zone. Even then, we realised that in a civil war, it isn’t the stronger side on the battlefield that’ll win… we proved that here, even though we won many victories over the Ukrainian regular forces.

In a civil war, the side guided by moral principles will win, that is, those who preserve their humanity. The fact that we respect POWs shows that we adhere to moral principles. Moreover, the fact that the Ukrainian authorities and the aggressor battalions controlled by them tortured our comrades in captivity (many to the point of death) proves that they’ve lost all semblance of humanity. During previous exchanges… dozens of journalists witnessed them… we returned Kiev its POWs in good health (we treated many at our expense), well-fed, and dressed decently, whilst Kiev passed our comrades to us in poor health and on the verge of death. Therefore, of course, I supported the initiative of President Putin, for the simple reason that it isn’t inconsistent with our principles and it’s how we acted towards POWs in the past.

16 November 2017

DAN Donetsk News Agency

https://dan-news.info/official/kommentarij-glavy-dnr-po-itogam-peregovorov-s-prezidentom-rf.html

Monday, 26 January 2015

26 January 2015. The Forgotten Victims of the Nazis… the Soviet POWs

Ukrainian Nazi poster

This is what the Nazi collaborators did… the Wehrmacht didn’t protest this at all. Reflect on the fact that the Wehrmacht aided the campaign of extermination in the East. Racism was the engine of extermination. That’s why we have to face it wherever it pops up. Whether it’s Goebbels or Limbaugh… hate propaganda is the same under the skin. Nazi or Republican… the spectre of a New Long Night threatened and threatens humanity. We fought off the first… shall we fight off the second? We defeated the Master Race, shall we defeat the Almighty Dollar? 

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Read this.

Reflect on this. The US Republican Party always covered over the war crimes of the Wehrmacht and of Croat, Balt, and Galician collaborators. It also covered over the war crimes of KONR… a group that seized control of the ROCOR from 1948 until the ’07 Reconciliation with the Mother Church. Reflect on this… Germany pays pensions to those who committed crimes against humanity on the Russian Front in the Wehrmacht and SS, but refuses pensions to those who served in the anti-fascist and anti-capitalist NVA. I find that evil… I’m NOT alone. Behind the Russophobia of the US Republicans is a sick racism, akin to that of the Nazis. Remember… US officers sheltered Balt, Croat, and Galician war criminals (the SS Cossacks were in the British Zone, so, they weren’t so “lucky”)… as a result, their hate survived to bring chaos into the world yet again.

Russian Orthodox people… we’ve allowed people like Potapov to be influential amongst us for far too long. It’s time for us to get rid of those who either were collaborators themselves or are unrepentant family members of collaborators (that is, they have to admit that their parents were criminals and that their legacy was evil). It’s our DUTY before mankind…

BMD

Monday, 25 August 2014

Poroshenko Wanted a Parade in Donetsk… He Got It!

00 Junta troops on 'parade' in Donetsk. 25.08.14

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it’s no wonder that people say that you should take a care with what you wish for… God hears it! Poroshenko wanted a military parade in Donetsk on “Ukrainian Independence Day”. He got what he wanted. A column of junta prisoners from the repression operation against the civilian population of Novorossiya marched in the centre of Donetsk. They held their heads down, trying not to look people in the eye… who spat at them and threw eggs at them, the failed “champions” walked past destroyed military equipment… tanks, artillery, rocket launchers… which they had used to shoot at the peaceful towns and villages of Novorossiya. Street-cleaning trucks followed the column of prisoners, washing down the street, just as it was after the parade of fascist POWs on Red Square in Moscow in July 1944.

Yesterday, the opolchenie encircled 5,000 junta troops, including the 8 Corps headquarters, two mechanised and one airmobile brigades, as well as the infamous “Aidar”, “Donbass”, and “Shakhtyorsk” terrorist battalions. Over the past two days, they destroyed 16 junta fortified positions, 17 tanks, and about 100 vehicles, and killed 150 junta militants. Russian media reported that the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Minoborony announced that they’re forming three infantry brigades and a volunteer regiment, in a transition to a new strategy of military action by large formed units, not scattered small units. There’s enough captured junta equipment for the DNR to kit out two tank battalions, three MRL battalions, three artillery battalions, and eight mortar batteries, which became part of the newly-formed units. A DNR Minoborony statement said, “On the basis of the existing opolchenie, we formed three infantry brigades. Many Ukrainian servicemen voluntarily sided with the DNR, and Donbass miners additionally embodied a separate Volunteer Regiment”. If Poroshenko doesn’t end his war against the civilian population and sit down at the negotiating table, then, we might see another parade, this one on the Khreshchatik in Kiev.

25 August 2014

Denis Akhalashvili

Russian People’s Line

http://ruskline.ru/news_rl/2014/08/25/poroshenko_hotel_provesti_parad_v_donecke_on_ego_poluchil/

Editor:

Radio Liberty blubbered over the “mistreatment” of junta POWs by “separatists”. It’s time to make Victor Potapov put up or shut up. He works (or worked) for an evil organisation whose sole goal was subverting our ancestral Motherland and Faith. He did this for many years; he did it voluntarily (as it made him one of the most-well-off priests in the ROCOR)… he went grey in the service of the haters of the Rodina and Christ’s Church. As head of religious broadcasting at RL, he encouraged Galician Uniate pigs… he wasn’t a mere ranker, he wasn’t a newsreader or janitor… he was a responsible official, he had a decision-making position, that is, he DOES have answerability to the Church and to its believers for his treason and treachery.

Hilarion Kapral should make this bastard issue a public apology on the ROCOR official website. Potapov should issue a real apology on the model of the one given by the late great Joe Adamov of Radio Moscow/VOR. Potapov should say, “I’m sorry for having served evil and lied to you for many years. I did so because it gave me a comfortable life, better than that of many of my fellow priests. I resign from Radio Liberty immediately (or, “I’m sorry for having had any association at all with Radio Liberty”, if he’s retired) and condemn all its doings. I disassociate myself from it and all those who work for it. I ask you to forgive me for my gross sin in pushing Western Materialism instead of Russian Orthodoxy”. Radio Liberty is a well-known CIA front organisation. Therefore, that means that not only Potapov is on the Langley dole, it means that Paffhausen is on the CIA “Sweetheart List” and that the Centre should have nothing to do with him… he’s a dirty quisling, his father was a real estate developer, which means that Paffhausen would drag the Church in the mud with the Republican Party (as Potapov and Webster do, in their dalliance with District neocons and neoliberals), and go tell his rightwing pals everything that he learned in Russia (he’s done that already… didn’t you see how he kissed George Weigel’s ass and how he gave papers at Uniate symposia?). Don’t hold your breath waiting for Potapov to do the right thing. He won’t… if he did, he’d surprise everyone… it’d be a pleasant surprise, to be sure, but no one expects this snake to change his spots. He’s a known quantity… he sold out to the Langley spooks years ago and it’s no secret.

One last thing… as for the “mistreatment” of junta POWs, I’d add that the junta shoots opolchenie prisoners without a trial or they treat them as common criminals. The junta POWs got off easy… also, reflect on this… most of the junta soldiers taken by the opolchenie prefer to join the patriots and turn their weapons against the pro-American bumsuckers… fancy that…

BMD

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Confirmed: CIA Secret Prison in Poland

Bush operated torture facilities throughout the world… Obama closed them. What does that tell about their respective morality? If Obama’s a “socialist“, I’d rather have an upright Socialist than a violent and brutal whore for the rich who kicked people in the teeth whilst he bore a smarmy pious expression on his face. I prefer the company of irreligious people who take a moral stand to immoral “believers” who torture in the name of God. That’s the way it is…

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Confessions of top-ranking Polish officials exposed another CIA-run interrogation “black site”, blowing the lid on one of the dirtiest secrets in Eastern Europe. Zbigniew Siemiątkowski, the former head of the Polish intelligence service, faces charges of taking part in establishing a secret prison for the CIA in a remote part of Poland. Allegedly, foreign prisoners at the detention centre were tortured in connection with America’s global war on terror. Siemiątkowski refused to comment on the matter, citing Polish secrecy laws. However, he didn’t deny the report.

Rumours about Poland hosting a CIA-run prison had circulated for years, though the authorities dismissed them as absurd. However, the UN and the Council of Europe long claimed they had evidence of the site’s existence. Former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski and former Prime Minister Leszek Miller both repeatedly denied the knowledge of the prison. The official investigation into a CIA-run prison in Poland started in 2008, three years after Donald Tusk took office. It took just as long for evidence of the site to come to light.

Allegedly, a secret interrogation facility for terror suspects operated in Stare Kiejkuty, a small village in remote Poland, from December 2002 to the fall of 2003, “depriving prisoners of war of their freedom” and “allowing corporal punishment”. Earlier, two prisoners from Guantánamo Bay, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, claimed they were prisoners at this “black site”. Polish prosecutors have already given the two “victim status”. Among other possible detainees are self-proclaimed 9/11 terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, perpetrator of the 2000 USS Cole bombing Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, and Palestinian terror suspect Abu Zubaydah. According to the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, up to eight prisoners underwent “extraordinary rendition” to undergo torture in Poland.

The harsh interrogation techniques used by American spooks included waterboarding, starvation, cooling of the body, visual and acoustic deprivation for extended periods of time, slamming prisoners against walls, and mock execution, amongst many other methods. Naturally, no European country, Poland included, allows. If it comes out that Poland did, in fact, allow torture to take place at a CIA facility in their country, interested parties could take the matter before the European Court of Human Rights. The prosecution of Polish and American agents would also remain a distinct possibility. Dr Adam Bodnar, human rights lawyer and head of the legal division at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, told RT, “We can think about Polish intelligence officers, who, most probably, somehow, collaborated with the CIA in establishing this site. We can think about the CIA officers, because if they made it [tortures] in the territory of Poland… it’s a crime. But, as you most probably know, the US authorities wouldn’t give any data regarding them and wouldn’t allow them to be extradited”.

Never Again in Poland?

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk fully supported the high-profile case against the former senior official. Tusk charged that Poland has become a “political victim” of US officials, saying, “This may be painful, but concrete evidence that Poland is no longer a country where politicians can fix something under the table and expect it not to [eventually] come out… even if they do so with the world’s greatest superpower”. In fact, the Polish PM had no other choice but to recognise the existence of the CIA prison in his country. Tusk charged that Poland has become the “political victim” of US officials leaking some aspects of their bilateral relations, stating, “Poland’s a democracy where national and international law must be observed”, demanding an investigation into the matter. He said harshly, “Let there be no doubt about it either in Poland or on the other side of the ocean. Poland will no longer be a country where politicians, even if they are working arm-in-arm with the world’s greatest superpower, could make some deal somewhere under the table, and, then, it’d never see daylight”. He referred to the current investigation, which has the purpose of ensuring that nothing like this will happen in Poland again.

The US never disclosed the whereabouts of the so-called “black sites,” but human rights groups named Afghanistan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Thailand as the most likely hosts. Lithuania was the first country in Europe to admit it’d allowed the CIA to establish two secret detention facilities in 2002-06. In November 2011, Lithuania faced a lawsuit for hosting a secret CIA prison on its soil when Abu Zubaydah, a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay, claimed that the CIA detained and tortured him there.

1 April 2012

Russia Today

http://rt.com/news/poland-cia-secret-prison-968/

Editor’s Note:

Let’s keep this simple. A vote for the Republican Party is a vote for torture. This torture had the approval of the highest members of the Bush administration, including GWB and Vice President Cheney (a brutal coward who dodged he draft “legally”, who refused to serve in the forces himself, but who advocated aggressive war throughout the world for the enrichment of his corporate sugar daddies). If there were justice, the cops would drag these two out into an open field; make them to kneel down, and shoot them dead in the nape of the neck. It won’t happen… don’t hold your breath. Money DOES talk… and “money” supports the political prostitutes who whore for the One Percent. What Bush and Cheney did was the exact same thing as some of the Nazi war criminals faced the gibbet for. Note well that the oligarch paymasters of the Republicans use “outsourcing” to circumvent American labour, safety, and environmental regulations to fatten their boodle-bags (they have another McMansion to pay for, dontcha know!), so, why would it surprise you to see their amoral political whores used the same tack?

That’s how low the GOP’s fallen… it’s become a shill for the worst elements of the One Percent, and anything’s kosher in the defence of the “rights” of the plutocrats… ANYTHING. Do remember Pastor Niemöller’s words… and, then, mark your ballot for President Obama this fall. He’s NOT perfect… but we have a responsibility to keep the Republicans out this time around. If we do, the chance that they’ll collapse into a dribbling regional/confessional bloc representing oddbod white Southern Evangelical crazies is very good.

If you had told Americans in 1945 that the USA would use Nazi tactics, and that the Republican Party would defend them relentlessly, they would’ve locked you up in a rubber room, for they’d consider you nutters beyond redemption. We’ve got a job to do to clean up the mess…

Fight the Republican Hydra… IN THE NAME OF LIFE!

BMD

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