Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

27 March 2012. “The More Things Change, The More that They Stay the Same”… The Armenians in 1915… The Jews in 1942… The Kosovo Serbs in 2012

“They Bowed the Knee Before Him”: The Extermination of Armenian Christians, Autumn of 1915

Louis Raemaekers

1915

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The book from whence I got the above image said this:

These atrocities had as their deliberate object the extermination of the Armenian race, and it isn’t difficult to assess the guilt. The guilt lay with the Young Turk Government at Constantinople and with the local officials who acted in collusion with them. However, there was a greater criminal even than the Young Turk Government, for behind Turkey stood the country that was Turkey’s ally and the dominant partner in the policy she pursued. There was a considerable variation in the conduct of individual Germans in Turkey. The German missionaries seem to have stood laudably by their principles, and the German Vice-Consul at Erzurum is said to have sent the exiles relief. But, in Aleppo Province and Cilicia, the German officials, both military and civil, threw themselves actively into the Young Turks’ scheme; at Muş and Van, German officers are believed to have participated directly in the slaughter, and, at Erzurum, they’re reported to have taken their share of the Armenian girls.

Times History of the War

as found in:

Louis Raemaeker, Raemaekers’ Cartoon History of the War, Volume 2: The Second Twelve Months of War (The Century Company: New York NY USA, 1919), p 53

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Whether it was the Armenians getting the chop from the Turks in 1915, the Galician and Byelorussian Orthodox getting it in the neck from the Poles in the ’30s, the Jews getting pushed into ovens in the ’40s, the Iranians screaming under the torture of the SAVAK in the ’50s, the Palestinians getting the Royal Red Rooster from the Zionists since the ’60s, the Serbs getting kicked around by NATO (and the USA) since the ’90s, and the Christians in the Middle East facing down the Islamists… it’s all the same, in the end, isn’t it? Reflect on this… Germany stood aloof whilst Turkey murdered Armenians in 1915… today, Germany stands aloof whilst Kosovar Albanians murder Serbs. They haven’t changed their spots, have they?

Don’t be fooled by Victoria Nuland‘s false umbrage… she’s the protege of Strobe Talbott and Richard Holbrooke, the Butchers of the Balkans. That’s why the Golgotha of the Kosovo Serbs bothers her not one little bit. For Orthodox Christians, I have to tell you, the same’s true of Paffhausen… he supports US aggression throughout the world, and he expects us to follow him. You can follow His Holiness, and support the Kosovo Serbs, Free Cuba, and Free Palestine… or, you can follow Paffhausen and support the Albanian butchers in Kosovo (they do sell human organs on the black market), the twisted hate-filled Cuban émigrés in Miami, and the Zionist squatters in West Bank Palestine. The USA did, after all, steal the Northwest quadrant of Mexico. Now, that’s the so-called Southwestern US, including Texas… the squatter origins of the Anglo ruling class there explain the acrid barbaric political culture in those parts. Oh, yes… don’t forget that the Anglo revolt in Texas was due to the Mexicans abolishing slavery (and the slippery Anglos wanted to keep their slaves under the whip). If that’s so, the support of the USA for land-grabbing and murdering Zionists, Greater Albanian fanatics, and Islamists is no stretch, is it?

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Albany NY

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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Moscow Urges West to Tone Down Anti-Assad Rhetoric

These Islamist terrorists are the darlings of the West… they’ve pledged to massacre the Alawis and drive out the Christians… remember that when you hear Victoria Nuland’s honeyed words. She’s a protégé of Strobe Talbott and Richard Holbrooke… the Butchers of the Balkans… ask any Serb. Do you want a repeat of the Kosovo fiasco? 

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On Friday, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that Western allegations that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s régime is illegitimate are unacceptable. He observed that the anti-Assad stance is unlikely to foster a peaceful settlement in the conflict-torn country, saying, “In our view such opinions are counterproductive, as they give a false signal to the opposition that there’s no reason to engage in dialogue, that it’s better to expect help from NATO and the West, as was the case in Libya. We believe that this scenario’s absolutely inadmissible and it’ll have grave consequences for Syria and the stability of the situation in the region”. He also condemned Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to shutter its embassy in Syria, saying the move’s at odds with the general concept for easing the situation in the country. On Friday, four member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation CouncilQatar, Kuwait, Oman, and the UAE… announced that they’d withdraw their diplomats from Damascus. Earlier this month, Bahrain, also a member of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, recalled its diplomats from Syria.

16 March 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/world/20120316/172205248.html

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

7 March 2012. A Look at Syria Through a Russian Lens

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On Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) said that the principles of international law undergird the Russian stance on Syria, so, it won‘t change after the recent presidential elections. A number of high-ranking European and American diplomats urged Moscow to change its position on the Syrian conflict now that the 4 March presidential elections are over, seeing that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will assume presidency in May. In a statement, the MID said, “In this regard we would like to call on our American and European partners not to indulge in wishful thinking”, adding that the Russian position is neither agenda-driven nor a domestic political football. The MID said that international regulations and the UN Charter inform Russia’s stance towards all domestic conflicts in foreign countries, saying, “First of all, interference from abroad is inadmissible, more particularly if its violent. In this regard, we’d like to emphasise that the achievement of a stable Syrian settlement is possible only if there’s a broad all-party national dialogue, where the Syrians themselves would choose the future evolution of their government”. Putin earlier warned the West not to interfere in Syria in the run-up to the 4 March Russian presidential election, and he accused the United States of “political tinkering” in regions that are “traditionally important” to Russia.

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US President Barack Obama said that a unilateral US military action against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria would be a “mistake”. The statement was a response to Monday’s call by US Senator John McCain to carry out air strikes on pro-government forces in Syria to force al-Assad to step down. At a news conference, Obama said, “For us to take military action unilaterally, as some have suggested, or to think that somehow there’s some simple solution, I think is a mistake”.

Earlier, a number of senior US congressmen said it was premature to speak about US military action in Syria. Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) said, “I think the situation in Syria is pretty complicated. Until there’s clearer direction as to what’s happening there, involving ourselves at this time would be premature”. US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hinted that a US military action in Syria is unlikely to get the approval now, saying, “The American people, and the constituents that I represent, are cautious about getting involved in another military operation. I understand the humanitarian issues involved…  but I hear people saying, ‘Who’s going to enforce the no-fly zone? Who’s going to do all of this? Is it always the USA?’ So, my heart agrees with him [McCain], but my head says no”.

However, citing unnamed administration sources, The Cable blog at Foreign Policy magazine’s website said that the US administration is moving to provide direct assistance to the internal opposition in Syria, saying, “The Obama administration is moving to provide direct assistance to the internal opposition in Syria for the first time, marking a shift in US policy towards a more aggressive plan to help oust President Bashar al-Assad”. The USA may provide direct humanitarian and communications assistance to the Syrian opposition, but direct military assistance to the armed opposition, the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Syria, or the use of US military force are all still off the table.

Late on Tuesday, speaking at a news conference, President Obama also said that al-Assad’s fall was only a matter of time, saying, “Ultimately, this dictator will fall”. Also on Tuesday, Simon Collis, the British ambassador to Syria (recalled last week to London), told Sky News that al-Assad would be out of power within a year, saying, “Could he hang on until the end of the year? Maybe he could. Will he hang on beyond that? Personally, I don’t think he will”.

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On Wednesday, Foreign Policy magazine reported that the USA’s preparing to provide direct humanitarian and communications assistance to the Syrian opposition, in a move that’d be a serious step towards a US action to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Foreign Policy quoted an unknown official in President Obama’s administration as saying, “These moves are going to invest the USA in a much deeper sense with the opposition. US policy is now aligned with enabling the opposition to overthrow the Assad regime. This codifies a significant change in our Syria policy”. The official told Foreign Policy that more serious options, including the introduction of a no-fly zone in Syria or close cooperation with the opposition Free Syrian Army, weren’t on the agenda so far. It echoes Obama’s statement yesterday, in which he said military action against Assad’s régime would be a “mistake”. They went on to say that the US-backed Syrian rebel assistance plan, which involves the US State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), would fail, however, if government troops don’t grant access to affected areas. Last week, the government denied the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) access to the besieged city of Homs, which Assad’s forces subjected to heavy shelling.

6/7 March 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120306/171801209.html

http://en.rian.ru/world/20120307/171804632.html

http://en.rian.ru/world/20120307/171811382.html

Editor’s Note:

The USA is up to its usual tricks… it’s doing its best to bring Radical Islamists to power in Syria, as it did in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Bosnia, and Kosovo. Don’t forget, the USA, at first, supported the revolution against the Shah in Iran, then, turned against it when their clients bit them. Victoria Nuland, the Public Voice of the US State Department, learnt her lessons from the Butchers of the Balkans, Richard Holbrooke and Strobe Talbott, the men most responsible for the bloodletting in the former Yugoslavia. The people screaming for the head of al-Assad (for that’s what they truly wish) are the same people who droolingly approved the NATO bombing of Belgrade on the holy night of Easter. I think that gives you a proper gauge of their character, doesn’t it? No Orthodox Christian should cooperate with the US State Department or the CIA… sad, ain’t it? To think that the USA follows a foreign policy that’s inimical to our faith… Republican Neocons or Democratic Interventionists, there’s no difference, sadly enough.

Remember… do nothing rash. Simply do not take an active role in helping the enemies of Christ’s Church in the US government. After all, we’re talking about people who don’t blush at invasively searching grandmas and grandpas using Bush’s Gestapo (better known as the TSA), and who keep people locked up for years in the Guantánamo Gulag without charges. Do take a care…

BMD

Monday, 5 March 2012

5 March 2012. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… POPULAR Support for VVP

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I’ve been looking at Western media reports about President Putin. My reaction to it all is a wonderment as to what planet these jabronies are living on, it’s certainly not the same one that you and I inhabit. VVP is popular all over the world for standing up to America and its greedy and grasping attempt at global hegemony. Not only does VVP stand tall against American vulture capitalists and their running-dogs, he defeated the Americans’ Georgian clients decisively in the 2008 South Ossetia War. In American eyes, that’s inexcusable… he thwarted their attempt at weakening Russia… he was supposed to be quiet, submit, and allow his country to be raped. That’s why you’re hearing all sort of rubbish in the Western media… Putin defeated the USA (by defeating their client-state), and that’s not on the programme, according to US State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland. Don’t forget… Ms Nuland is a protégé of the bloodthirsty duo of Richard Holbrooke and Strobe Talbott, the Butchers of the Balkans, two men responsible for more civilian deaths than many convicted Nazi war criminals.

Look at the above image. VVP is genuinely popular amongst ordinary Russians. Don’t be fooled by the media reports. You see, the most violent “protesters” come from the ranks of Western-leaning English-speaking “middle-class” elements in Piter and the Centre (thus, they’re the only people that lazy Western media and embassy sorts hobnob with). I seem to recall that such sorts were behind the mischief in February 1917… interesting, no?

BMD

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