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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Political Logorrhoea: Psaki Spouts New Cacodoxy… Her Statements Reach New Levels of Confusion

00 Jen Psaki. caricatura.ru. 27.08.14



Recently, Jen Psaki spouted new political logorrhoea on Crimea. Psaki, the US Department of State spokesman, said that Russian troops stationed in the Crimea at Russian military bases, legally, with the permission of the Ukrainian government, occupied the peninsula prior to the referendum. Prior to the Crimean referendum, Russia, in all strict legality, with the permission of the Kiev government, stationed its troops at Russian military bases in the Crimea. That meant, regardless of the referendum, Russian troops at Russian military bases couldn’t possibly occupy “Ukrainian” territory, as they were at their own bases. Matthew Lee, an AP reporter, asked Psaki to clarify how Russian troops could “occupy” the Crimea by simply sitting at their bases without forcibly seizing or taking over anything. Psaki attempted to parry the question with her statement that the Russians were training and sending military equipment to Crimean residents, only to realise that the Crimea wasn’t in Novorossiya. Lee tried to correct Psaki, “Oh, you’re talking about in the eastern Ukraine (sic) now, not the Crimea”. After that, Psaki was totally lost and replied incoherently, “Yeah. No, I, but, I’m not also talking about back then”, adding that she had no further comments on the Crimea.

17 March 2015

Sputnik International



Monday, 20 January 2014

USA Threatens Sanctions as Tensions Rise in Kiev

00 Kiev. Riots. 20.01.14


Editor’s Note:

The American move is overwhelmingly stupid; it’s completely counter to the American national interest (it weakens their local allies, showing them up as American stooges). Besides which, Russia’s RIGHT NEXT DOOR. Yanukovich need only call on VVP and help would be on the way instantly. The USA listened to the Galician Uniate blathering for too long… it believes their drivel. The USA has no dog in this fight; the Ukraine is part of the Orthosphere, of Greater Russia, it’s not part of the West. In short, it’s ours… by culture, by religion, by folkways, by customs, and by shared history. I say, “Let Galicia go to the Westerners… they’d find them hard taskmasters and stingy with the gelt. Let Zakarpattya go to Slovakia in federal union… they’d get on in peace as they’ve always have (the Slovaks are live n’ let live sorts)”. The rest of the Ukraine would rejoin their Russian confrères… they’d bless their Carpatho-Russian brethren (that would be an amicable parting) and they’d ignore the Galicians and their caterwauling (I wouldn’t want to be a Galician in the Ukraine after this… such a divorce will leave a sour taste in Russian and Ukrainian mouths).

In short, the USA is ENSURING that the Ukraine joins the EvrAsES and that it’ll join the Eurasian Union when founded. Hasn’t anyone told neocon Republicans and interventionist Democrats of the Law of Unintended Consequence? Didn’t they learn from their fiasco in South Ossetia? The USA is NOT the “sole superpower”… the sooner it learns this sobering reality, the better it’ll be for all concerned…

Do note that today’s an American federal holiday (Martin Luther King Day)… was this something ginned up by underlings left to stew in the District as their elders and betters took off to do politics and have some time off? Interesting speculation, no (most pols are in their districts schmoozing the voters, BTW)? Oh, yes… attacking cops and burning buses isn’t “peaceful protest”… if it happened in DC, the cops would be out in force, swinging their batons twice as fiercely as the Ukie cops just did.



The USA slammed the Ukrainian government over violent clashes between police and demonstrators in Kiev Sunday and threatened to impose sanctions if cops use force against protesters. News reports indicated many casualties amongst rioters as police deployed water cannons, stun grenades, and tear gas against protesters throwing Molotov cocktails, firecrackers, and other projectiles at police. National Security Council spokesman Caitlin Hayden {she’s such a minor figure that nothing substantial is available on her: editor} said that the USA is deeply concerned about the latest clashes. The AP reported that she said, “[The Ukrainian government] moved to weaken the foundations of the Ukraine’s democracy by criminalising peaceful protest and stripping civil society and political opponents of key democratic protections under the law”. She called on Ukraine to open a dialogue with the opposition {yes, let’s open a dialogue with terrorists, something the USA itself rejects: editor}. The White House said that the USA is considering measures including sanctions if the Ukrainian government uses violence, echoing a warning from the US State Department last month.

On Sunday, a crowd of about 10,000 rioters gathered in downtown Kiev to protest new legislation that lawmakers passed last week to limit protests. Tensions ran high well into the night as police reportedly used water cannons and tear gas against demonstrators near the Rada building, whilst protesters hurled various objects and smoke bombs at police. The violence continued despite appeals from opposition leaders, including Vitaly Klichko {Klichko is a millionaire; he’s lived long in Germany and has high awards from its government… in short, he’s a new Bandera; he’s a quisling and pro-Western lickspittle: editor}, at the scene. On Monday, the MVDU said that rioters injured about 100 police, 61 of whom were in hospital. It also said that rioters burned six police cars. UNIAN cited authorities as saying 103 protesters sought medical help as of early Monday morning, with 42 of them in hospital. Police arrest more than 20 people, and the authorities opened an investigation into the affair.

Media reports said the police held a film crew from the American-run Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, but officials hadn’t issued any confirmation as of Monday afternoon {Potapov must condemn the RFE/RL role in this… but he won’t. I’d say that he showed himself untrustworthy in the extreme by this omission: editor}. 5 Kanal reported that two men who identified themselves as construction workers said they were hiding from the clashes when a group of policemen ordered them to strip before beating them and pouring water over them. Temperatures are well below zero (32 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kiev. Police said that they were looking into the claims.

Late Sunday, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on his official website that he’d instructed National Security and Defence Council head Andrei Klyuyev to form a working group of ministers and presidential administration officials to solve the political crisis. Korrespondent.net reported Monday that Vadim Kolesnichenko, a Party of Regions Rada deputy, said “foreign special services” were behind the anti-government protests. Kolesnichenko defended the new law on protests as similar to those existing in the EU and the USA. Sunday’s riot was the latest in a series of large-scale street protests that started in the Ukraine in November after the government announced that it’d postpone the signing of an association agreement with the EU and delayed trade deals with the EU, opting instead to strengthen ties with Moscow.

20 January 2014



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Thursday, 16 May 2013

FSB Sez CIA Agent Nabbed by Russian He Sought to Recruit



On Thursday, an Federal Security Service (FSB) representative told RIA-Novosti that the alleged CIA operative who attempted to recruit a Russian security services officer was detained by that officer himself, saying, “The man behaved like an officer worthy of his name, detaining the recruiter and handing him over to counterintelligence authorities. He’ll continue to serve; there’s no threat to his career”.

On Wednesday, Russia lodged an official protest with the US ambassador over Ryan Christopher Fogle, a US Embassy officer, who Russia said is an undercover CIA operative. On Tuesday, the FSB said that the authorities arrested Fogle, an American diplomat working as a Third Secretary in the embassy’s Political Department, on the night of 13 May as he attempted to recruit an officer from one of Russia’s special services. Later on Tuesday, Russia declared the diplomat persona non grata. On Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the matter told RIA-Novosti that Fogle would leave Russia within the next few days. Our source added that Russia and the USA “would try to avoid ratcheting up tension around the Ryan Fogle case, focusing instead on the positive aspects of their relations”.

On Wednesday, a man identified as an FSB officer told Pervy Kanal TV that the CIA has long been working hard to infiltrate Russian security and intelligence services. With his face concealed and his voice altered to protect his identity, he said, “Over the past two years we’ve observed persistent attempts by the CIA to recruit employees of Russian law enforcement and security agencies”. He added that the authorities expelled a CIA officer in January from Russia, saying, “We asked our American colleagues to discontinue such disturbing practices with regard to Russian citizens. However, our requests were ignored”.

In the Pervy Kanal interview, the FSB officer said that Russian counterintelligence was aware from the moment Fogle arrived in Moscow in the spring of 2011 that he was a CIA officer; consequently, they kept tabs on him. Our source said that Fogle’s attempt to recruit a Russian citizen on Monday wasn’t his first espionage mission, and it wasn’t the first time he had used disguise to attempt to evade surveillance. The US Embassy in Moscow hasn’t commented on the Fogle case yet, or on the FSB’s claim that Russia expelled a CIA officer in January. The US State Department responded briefly to the reports about Fogle by confirming that Russian authorities had detained and released a US Foreign Service officer.

16 May 2013



Editor’s Note:

Let’s keep it simple. Diplomats are assumed to work for their intel apparats, full stop. Some are better at it than others are; some don’t go out of their way to dig up intel (but they do report what they see and hear… that’s SOP for ALL diplomats of ALL countries). Fogle was so amateurish that he smells more like an overzealous Foggy Bottom striped-pants dogsbody rather than a Langley spook. As it stands, the Centre does know about known Langley assets such as Potapov, Paffhausen, and Kishkovsky… and uses them to monitor oppositionists (of these three, perhaps, only Potapov’s aware of the whole game, but he’s powerless to do anything of it, as he needs Langley’s shilling to maintain his status in the District).

In short, Fogle ain’t CIA… no way, no how. However, he played right into the hands of people such as Rogozin and Shoigu (with a hearty assist from VVP, no doubt), who were looking for a pretext to kick Ambassador McFaul in the arse. Probably, it’s also part of the dance involving Yaroshenko and Bout. Fogle’s career at State is shitcanned… he’ll end as a minor professor at some obscure community college in the sticks… or as a stink-tank operative sucking up to nonentities like Terrence Mattingly and Rod Dreher. Now, that’s PUNISHMENT… naw, it ain’t “cruel n’ unusual”… Fogle tossed the dice and came up with “snake-eyes”. Sorry, Ryan… you wanted to play in the Big Leagues, didn’t you?



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