Our correspondent on the scene reported that the North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Ukrainian director O G Sentsov to 20 years in prison for organising terrorist attacks in the Crimea. The judge said, “For the set of crimes committed, we sentence defendant Sentsov to 20 years confinement to a strict régime penal colony”. Sentsov’s co-defendant, Aleksandr Kolchenko got ten years in an ITK. According to the SK RF, Sentsov created a terrorist cell in the Crimea under the Right Sector, a Ukrainian extremist movement banned from activity in the Russian Federation under Russian law. The SK RF stated that in April and May 2014 this group set ablaze the offices of the NGO “Russian Community of the Crimea” and the local branch of the United Russia faction, both in Simferopol. The defendants in the case are also faced charges of trying to blow up a statue of Lenin in Simferopol on 9 May 2014. During summation, the Procurator asked the court to sentence Sentsov to 23 years in a strict régime ITK, two further years. For co-defendant Kolchenko, the Procurator asked for 12 years imprisonment, with restricted freedom of movement for another 18 months. Two other defendants in the case, Aleksei Afanasyev and Gennady Tsirny, already received seven years in an ITK.
The Right Sector is a Ukrainian association of extremist nationalists. In January and February 2014, its gunmen clashed with the police and seized administrative buildings, and in April 2014, it attempted to suppress patriot protests in the former eastern Ukraine. In November 2014, the Supreme Court recognised the Right Sector as an extremist organisation and banned its activities in the Russian Federation. In January 2015, the Right Sector was on the register of organisations banned in Russia. Earlier, the RF Genprokuratura opened a criminal case against D A Yarosh, the leader of the movement, for incitement to terrorism.
25 August 2015
John McCain is one of the most vehement supporters of the Right Sector terrorists. Ergo, all of his fulminations against “terrorism” are sheer bullshit. He’s all for terrorism when it suits the USA. He’s all for drone strikes against innocent civilians. He’s all for aggressions like those in Iraq and Libya, and he wants to attack Syria and Iran. He’s been a loud supporter of the rightwing elements that made up the death squads that murdered Archbishop Romero back in the 80s. Let’s keep it simple. If you vote for Republicans, you vote for terrorism. If you support the Republicans actively, you’re either a dupe or you consciously abet evil. Whiteford is a dupe, Dreher is a semi-dupe (he’s not bright enough to be evil, I’m afraid), and Potapov, Paffhausen, Webster, and Reardon have consciously abetted evil through their strident advocacy of the GOP… that’s the way it is.
You must stand against terrorism and all those who abet it. The worst terrorists in the world today do NOT live in the Middle East or Central Asia… they’re all comfortable “nice” people in the “right” DC burbs. Evil is what it is, and it’s damnably hard to see it (most evil people aren’t ugly nor repulsive on the surface). Have a care… as I always say, the times ARE evil…