Voices from Russia

Monday, 22 August 2016

22 August 2016. What are Martyrs?

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The 21 Coptic Martyrs of Libya are true Martyrs in the Church sense. That is, they died precisely because they were Christians and they showed great courage and endurance until the end. The Royal Passionbearers aren’t Martyrs… the Church rejects that. The Imperial Family didn’t die because they were Christians… they died because they were the Imperial Family. Passionbearers are those who suffer an unjust death at the hands of enemies and who show Christian forbearance unto the end. There is no “ranking” involved in being a Martyr or a Passionbearer. They’re equal. However, the terms recognise a difference in the objective reality of how the subject met their death. In the one case, they died because they were Christian. In the other, they met an unjust death in a Christian manner. It’s clear to all but the most pigheaded rightwing apologist that the Imperial Family didn’t die for the Faith… they died as they were representatives of a particular social and political order. To call them Martyrs is to blaspheme Martyrdom and spit on the Church’s Judgement.

Martyrdom is what it is… the Imperial Family aren’t Martyrs (it’s equally true that Lenin didn’t order their deaths… ROCOR rightwing lies to the contrary notwithstanding). Have a care… there are charlatans and poseurs afoot…

BMD

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

US Fake Intelligence Allegations Echo 50 Years of Military Deceit

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Experts told us that allegations that US Central Command (CENTCOM) distorted intelligence related to the fight against the Daesh, if confirmed, would repeat a longstanding pattern of the military fabricating analyses to satisfy political leaders. Last week, a US Congress report revealed that CENTCOM distorted intelligence to present a positive outlook of anti-Daesh efforts in Iraq and Syria. Retired US Army Colonel and historian Douglas MacGregor said:

We’ve encountered the readiness of ambitious colonels and generals to “cook” analyses of all kinds since the early 1960s, not just intelligence. When the truth is ugly, only a lie can be beautiful. It’s that simple. Ever since the dismissal of US Army Chief of Staff General George Decker, who tried to warn against the United States getting involved with Vietnam in the 1960s, US Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs and service chiefs consistently told their political masters whatever they wanted to hear. Since then, a series of equally politicised and sycophantic Chairmen and Chiefs upheld this tradition. As a result, top generals colluded with US presidents to cover up major policy failures.

Whenever the White House feels the need to compensate for failed policies and strategy, presidents and their administrations pressure the military’s senior leadership to provide good news to spin the story. The late Soviet Marshal N V Ogarkov was right to try to warn the Soviet leadership about the military difficulties of intervening in Afghanistan in 1979. Decker’s warning is reminiscent of Marshal Ogarkov’s later warning to the Politburo regarding Afghanistan. A recent example of the pattern was the exaggerated claims of success for General David Petraeus’s counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq a decade ago, Petraeus’s policies in reality consolidated Iranian control of Iraq and set the stage for a regional Sunni-Shia war. However, that was of little concern to the Surge architects or to the Bush White House. What the White House wanted was relief from criticism and clear sailing for the next presidential election… in the long-run, it proved disastrous.

California State University Professor Emeritus of Political Science Beau Grosscup agreed with MacGregor:

The practise of encouraging the presentation and manipulation of false intelligence at the highest US policymaking levels went back to Vietnam. This is just the latest example of a longstanding tradition of massaging ‘intelligence’ to serve National Security State interests. Since the Vietnam War, the Pentagon has been hugely successful at monopolising the reporting of combat events.

Douglas MacGregor holds a doctoral degree in international relations from the US Military Academy at West Point. He commanded a unit in the Battle of 73 Easting, which was a decisive tank battle during the 1991 Gulf War.

16 August 2016

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20160816/1044304812/us-fake-intelligence-allegations.html

Friday, 12 August 2016

12 August 2016. TRAITOR! What Does that Fact Tell You About Those Who Adulate His Memory?

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Sadly, there are still elements in the diaspora that adulate Vlasov, Krasnov, Kaminsky, and other collaborationist pigs, especially, in the ROCOR. I find it interesting that those who honour Nazi-loving collaborationist dogs self-identify as “conservatives”. It tells you much about neoliberal “conservatives” to know that they accept unrepentant former Nazis (and collaborationists) as allies and friends. It tells you much about their movement, and about its ideology, Weltanschauung, goals, and tactics. Shitbirds of a feather DO flock together. Both do believe in a “Master Race”… and we’re not part of it.

I do wish that the bishops would end the public approval given to the collaborationists (and their descendants) in official Church media and circles. That’d do much to expiate our sin of having coddled them for so many years…

BMD

Monday, 8 August 2016

8 August 2016. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… THIS is What the Galician Uniate Nationalists Honour… None Dare Call It “Evil”

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These images are of the reburial of five SS collaborators by Galician Uniate nationalists. Show me who a man honours, and I’ll show you the man. If that’s so, it means that the Galician Uniate nationalists are Neo-Nazis who adulate the Nazis of World War II. They fought willingly for the Nazis in the VOV; they fight willingly for the American neoliberal greedsters now. It gives you their measure… dogs willing to rip at their own for their own enrichment. They’re willing to kill their brothers at the behest of foreigners. If that isn’t indecent and disreputable, nothing is.

Both the US Democratic and Republican Parties back these soulless mercenary dogs. Vote accordingly…

BMD

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