Saturday, August 23, 2014

Former German Defense Secretary: Germans Are Fed Up With NATO Lies About Ukraine and Look Forward to Departure of NATO Chief, Fogher Rasmussen



Former German Defense Secretary, Willy Wimmer: "People here in Germany are fed up with NATO lies and  they are fed up with wars organized by the United States, here and there and everywhere."

Actually, most Germans are probably taken in by the lies of Der Spiegel and the rest of the warmongering Deutsche MSM. Still, more intelligent Germans no doubt see through the lies, as more honest German politicians acknowledge.

Meantime, China describes the United States as "a disgusting thief looking over his neighbors fence."

Which seems to resonate with Jesus' rebuke to the Pharisees:
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Seems like a fair summing up of the US State Department spokeswomen, Hillary Klingon and Nobel Piss Prize winner O'Bomber.

See Also:

Thierry Meyssan:
Corruption Behind Obama's 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

New Straits Times:
US analysts conclude MH17 downed by aircraft

Meantime:

Mish:
7,000 Trapped Ukrainian Forces; IMF to Fund Ukraine Wars?

Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/08/7000-trapped-ukrainian-forces-imf-to.html#Mcm1J7wYUDUgdThb.99 Tony Cartalucci:
Nazis Splitting With Kiev Regime?

Moon of Alabama:
Ukraine: Economy Declines, Merkel Sues For Peace

Mike Shedlock:
Rebels Launch Counteroffensive: 4,000 Ukrainian Forces Trapped; Federalism to Save Ukraine? 


Zero Hedge:
Russian Foreign Ministry Questions America's Competence to Address International Affairs

The trouble for America's leadership is they have become accustomed to bullshitting their own ill-educated and brainwashed populace that they mistake the lies for reality.

Telegraph:
Ukraine rebels march POWs Through Streets of Donetsk on Independence Day

BBC:
Bankrupt Ukies Plan on Pissing Away $3 billion to Upgrade Military Hardware
Stupidity rules: we gotta kill them Russkies.

Itar-Tass:
DPR army encircles large Kiev military grouping

The headquarters of the 8th army corps, 28th and 30th motor rifle brigades, 95th Ukrainian air mobile brigade, punitive battalions Aidar, Donbass and Shakhtersk were entrapped, the DPR army headquarters said citing reconnaissance data.

“Around five thousand servicemen with weapons and around 50 tanks, more than 200 combat armoured vehicles, about 50 multiple launch rocket systems Grad and Uragan, more than 100 artillery guns and mortars were blocked in the trap,” the army headquarters said.
Sheesh, no wonder the Ukies need new gear.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ukraine and the War for the World

The following comment by M.K. Ngoyo, which I have lifted directly from a discussion on the Saker's blog, provides a useful framework within which to understand the present struggle in Ukraine and the fundamental strengths and weakness of the US Empire and its adversaries.
Russia and China must realize the deadly seriousness of the trap that has been set for them in Ukraine.

The US has finally woken up to the massive blunder that they made at the end of the cold war. Believing thoroughly their own victory propaganda along with that nonsense by Francis Fukuyama about the end of history, they allowed, first, the rise of China and then the reemergence of Russia.

Well now the West is back, and they intend to finish the job. Once and for all. What the West is fighting for in Ukraine is the survival of its system of imperial domination of the world. Which is to say its fighting for the source of its wealth, its way of life, its very identity, as established over the last 500 years. In this struggle there will be no compromise. All such moves will be illusory. Russia may expect and ask for quarter, but no quarter will be given.

In the long term and strategically speaking, the real challenge to the West is not really Russia. It is China. But to defeat China, the West must first defeat Russia.

The West's strategy for defeating China is to control its air supply. Its access to resources and markets around the world. Once this choke-hold is established, then pressure can be applied or relaxed as needed to bring China to its knees or harness it as a work horse for the West.

However, the imperial hand will never fully encircle China's neck so long as Russia is a powerful and independent state, capable of acting in its own best interests. The West may chase China out of Africa, Latin America, South Asia etc but a free Russia will always be capable of supplying China will all raw materials as well as access to markets.

Therefore, the road to defeating China goes right through Moscow. Like it as not the West must tread this path, and they know this. The West must defeat Russia if it is to survive as global master.

But they don't have to defeat Russia militarily. I believe what they want is the "Yeltsinization" of Russia. They just need to break Russia's will to resist, bring it under their remote control and they will be able to complete their grip on China.

The strategy is simple, embroil Russia in a series of permanent crises on its border. Both without and within the Russian border. They don't need to take control of Ukraine, they just need to threaten that, chronically and credibly.

After Ukraine the member of the Customs Union can expect their own Maidans. They may as well start preparing now. The other 'stans in central Asia may also expect Maidans.

Russia exhausted by an endless succession of crises within its sphere of influence will be brought to heel and turned against China.

The only hope that I see for Russia and China is the quality of their current leadership.

The political leadership of both China and Russia is of a very high calibre as compared to what is to be found in the US and other Western countries. I believe they can escape the trap that has been laid for them, but it won't be easy.

Putin, above all, must step up to the challenge of global leadership. The world is waiting for this, indeed crying silently for it.

This is no time to focus on domestic Russian concerns. Putin must challenge the West on its own domestic situation, corruption and soulless culture. Putin must seize the leadership of the West's, dispossessed and disillusioned.
Related:

Strategic Culture Foundation:
Ukraine Adopts New Law to Commit Suicide

Strategic Culture Foundation:
Provocation as a Policy Tool of the West

The Saker:
The significance of the Russian decision to move the humanitarian convoy into Novorussia

ABCNews:
Serbia Nixes Russian Sanctions

CounterPunch:

Interview with Segei Glaziev

Ria Novosti:
US Wants to Escalate the Fighting in Ukraine

WSJ:
Ukraine Suffers Heavy Losses in Counterattack by Pro-Russia Rebels

Moon of Alabama:
Ukraine Accuses Putin Of "Smuggling Humanitarian Aid"

Those evil Russkies.

NEO:
Obama v. Putin – A Tale of a Posturing President

Strategfic Culture Foundation:
Ukraine Adopts New Law to Commit Economic Suicide

GlobalResearch:
MH17 Downing: CIA Analysts Won’t Support White House Claims of Russian Culpability

Zero Hedge:
Pentagon Demands Russia Remove Convoy "Immediately" As NYT Reports Russians Firing Artillery In Ukraine

Deep Resource:
Will the Ukrainian Civil War Spill Over From Donbass?

Deep Resource:
Secret MH17 Deal?

Deep Resource:
Der Spiegel Is Worried
Thanks to the relentless campaign of several weeks against Russia and president Putin in particular (“Putin’s Missile”), based on zero evidence, an avalanche of economic sanctions was initiated by the media, resulting in billions of damage for industry, trade and agriculture. Now if it should turn out that it was Kiev who shot down MH17 (as is almost certainly the case), why should the tax-payer bleed for this and not the media, who were responsible for the damage? Perhaps that it is about time for the disadvantaged parties to initiate law suits against the media.
Ria Novosti:
Putin to Merkel: Russia Not to Allow Further Delay in Aid Delivery to East Ukraine

Ria Novosti:
By Blocking UN Resolution, US Shows That It Seeks Ukrainian Conflict Escalation – Moscow

WSJ:
Ukraine Suffers Heavy Losses in Counterattack by Pro-Russia Rebels


The Saker:
The significance of the Russian decision to move the humanitarian convoy into Novorussia

The Saker:
Russian Foreign Ministry Statement On The Start Of The Delivery Of Humanitarian Relief Aid To Southeastern Ukraine

Dmitri Orlov:
Permission to Steal Everything

Boris Kagarlitsky:
Eastern Ukraine People’s Republics Between Militias and Oligarchs

WRH:
83 out of 4'700 Ukraine Fighters ask, why they were sent «into certain death»

RT:
Why isn't Ukraine a cause for Hollywood celebrities?

LOL

Asia Times:
Sanctions rebound to hit Europeans

Foreign Affairs:
John Mearsheimer — Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

Moon of Alabama:
Ukraine: West Point Graduate Dies in Botched Attack

Deep Resource:
Hungary Supports Russia, Kicked Out IMF and Eyes Western Ukraine

Deep Resource:
Karel van Wolferen on the Atlanticist Faith
...In much of the European Union the general understanding of global reality since the horrible fate of the people on board the Malaysian Airliner comes from mainstream newspapers and TV which have copied the approach of Anglo-American mainstream media, and have presented ‘news’ in which insinuation and vilification substitute for proper reporting. Respected publications, like the Financial Times or the once respected NRC Handelsblad of the Netherlands for which I worked sixteen years as East Asia Correspondent, not only joined in with this corrupted journalism but helped guide it to mad conclusions. The punditry and editorials that have grown out of this have gone further than anything among earlier examples of sustained media hysteria stoked for political purposes that I can remember. The most flagrant example I have come across, an anti-Putin leader in the (July 26) Economist Magazine, had the tone of Shakespeare’s Henry V exhorting his troops before the battle of Agincourt as he invaded France. ...
Slavyangrad:
The Real State of the Ukrainian Fratricidal War

Zero Hedge:
Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

Global Research:
Ukraine's Anti-Nazi Resistance

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In Canada We're All Nazi-lovers Now

Stephen Harper has made no secret of his complete devotion to the genocidal, Russophobic neo-Nazi-backed Kiev junta and has incurred huge costs to Canada as a consequence: two hundred and twenty million dollars in cash; sanctions on Russian firms prompting retaliatory Russian sanctions costing Canadian pork producers alone the loss of over half a billion dollars in sales; millions for the supply of "non-kinetic" military aid to the genocidists of Kiev, plus the cost of sending Canadian armed forces personnel and fighter jets to Romania  and Poland.

Neo-Nazis of the Ukrainian Azov battalion. Source
Canada's Liberal Party is just as fervent in support of Ukraine's Russophobic Nazis. As Ukrainian-Canadian liberal MP Chrystia Freeland told the Globe and Mail “it’s really important for me personally as a Ukrainian-Canadian” that Canada take "a very strong line in support of Ukraine" and she added, “for us as a party, we think Canada is stronger in supporting Ukraine if we don’t play politics with this issue," which is to say Liberals are right there with Stephen Harper in support of the Banderites marching off to kill Ukrainian citizens of Russian ethnicity in East Ukraine under the wolfsangel banner as deployed by German Nazis during WWII.

With Justin Trudeau, it appears to be a case of like father like son, for there seems to have been no dictator that père, Pierre Trudeau, did not like. Fidel Castro he loved, Mao Tse Tung he adulated, and during WWII he so admired Hitler that he rode a motorcycle around Montreal wearing a helmet decorated with a swastika.

As for the NDP, Canada's official opposition party, does anyone have the slightest idea what leader Thomas Mulcair thinks about the war in Ukraine, Canadian sanctions on Russia, Canadian war planes in Romania, troops in Poland and with "non-kinetic" military aid to the Nazi-backed Kiev junta? Certainly a Google search reveals nothing.

Even Green Party leader Elizabeth May has had nothing to say about the war in Ukraine, which suggests that we can say that, in Canada, we're all Nazi-lovers now.

Related:

The Saker:

Situation report, August 26
... Partisan activities are increasing in frequency and force in the Kharkov and Slavyansk areas to the point Kharkov is building defenses facing Novorossiya. Of particular interest was the capture two weeks ago of an entire Kamaz load of Javelin antitank missiles. These missiles were offloaded from the 'Canadian' air force planes that brought 'non lethal' aid to the Uke army according to eye witnesses. The Javelin is not listed in the TOE (Table of Organization and Equipment) of the armed forces of Canada, although I have few doubts that that oversight will be rectified within minutes of this report being read in The West.

...Every day and every night the bombardment [of Novorossiya] continues. Civilian areas are mainly the targets. The destruction has been carefully planned and executed. The damage is in the many billions of euros and will take years to repair. The loss of life and injuries to the innocent civilians well exceeds 5,000 since the beginning of the war in April. The time for negotiations with Ukeland are long gone. The war will end when every single occupier of Novorossiya land from Ukeland is either ejected, in a POW camp or dead.

U-Tube (Via the Saker):
The Defence Ilovaisk – Report by Ikorpus – ENG SUBS

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WW4: America's Neville Chamberlain Strategy — Set the Nazis Against the Russkies Then Stand Aside and Watch the Mutual Annihilation

Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister universally reviled for his policy of appeasing Hitler, aimed not to appease Hitler, but to bring about the mutual destruction of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.* It was to this end that he compelled Czechoslovakia to cede to Germany the Sudentenland thereby opening the way for Hitler's subsequent invasion of the rest of the Czechoslovakia. Thus it was, also, that Chamberlain made no effort to meet Britain's commitment to the security of Poland when it was jointly invaded by Russia and Germany. Chamberlain's sole objective was to bring Russia and Germany face to face and wait for the hoped for war of mutual destruction.

Today, the Anglo-American strategy is the same. It is to raise a mighty Nazi army in Ukraine against Russia, backed by the American puppet regimes in Western Europe. Here, Putin adviser Sergei Glaziev, spells it out, how the prelude to WW4 is unfolding:



In this statement, Glaziev gives a broader account of his view of the geopolitical state of the World:



These are not the rantings of some unknown Internet commentator or no known influence in the world. These are the considered views of a close adviser to the leader of the World's only nation with the capacity to reduce the United States (and Western Europe) to radioactive ash.

* Chamberlain's strategy of turning Germany eastwards to destroy Soviet Union


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Why the billionaires want to wipe you and the rest of the proletarian scum from the face of the Earth

Until the industrial revolution, every pair of hands was capable of work of value more or less equal to, or greater than, the cost of their maintenance. Thus population was of value to the elite and the wealthiest countries were those that supported the greatest populations.

Today, in the West, most people are redundant, not in theory, but in fact. Half the US population receives some form of welfare, workforce participation is declining, young people continue their "education" into their twenties and even thirties, becoming increasing ill-informed with every additional year of state-controlled, politically correct indoctrination in all matters from sex to climate change. In the meantime, computerization and robotization continually reduce the value of a pair of hands.

The off-shoring of millions of jobs from the West to the Rest, though it lowered real household income in the West, likely delayed the advance of automation, since it is tougher to build a robot that cost-effectively replaces an Asian paid 50 cents an hour, than to build one that replaces an American paid the minimum hourly wage of ten dollars or so.

But as the following video makes clear, the drive to create an automated economy, not just in manufacturing, transportation and low-level office work, but in the professions and creative occupations too, is proceeding relentlessly.




Hence the war on the nation state, a fundamentally democratic form of government that by definition must serve the interests of the people and thus do what is necessary to provide for them a means of subsistence and a basis for self-respect. Hence also the war on the Russian Federation where:
  • the GDP has tripled in the last fifteen years and the standard of living, if still modest, has vastly increased.
  • the thousand-year-old Russian commitment to the Orthodox Christian faith has been reaffirmed: a faith that holds each person, high or low, to be a child of God, created in God's image, and capable of the highest moral worth. 
  • where the ethnic and cultural heritage of the nation is protected by the state.
In all these respects, Russia and other genuine nation-state hold-outs are the great impediment to the dream of the globalist billionaire elite. That dream is to destroy the mass of humanity, now seen as useless eaters  made moronic by a globalized culture that grants greater legal protection to pornographers than to advocates of Christian faith, that destroys national traditions in the name of multi-culturalism, and that aims at the destruction of the ancient races of mankind through mass migration justified in the name diversity.

Few people in the West understand what is happening to them. They tolerate or chauvinistically applaud the Anglo-American drive for world hegemony, including the war on Russia, while failing to realize that their own ruling class has sold out — has been bought by the plutocratic elite, the Bilderbergers, the Trilaterists, the Davos crowd, the bankers and corporations that finance the Council on Foreign Relations and Chatham House, and that they are of no concern to anyone in government except as a potential cause of dissidence or revolt, against which governments continually prepare themselves, reading people's mail, destroying ancient liberties and accumulating means to crush civil unrest.

Related:

The Saker:
Poor Bastards: The real State of the Ukrainian Army in the ATO (with English subtitles)

Itar-Tass:
Russia to ask UN to make MH17 crash investigation report

Countries for and Against Russia in Ukraine:

For: Green. Against: Red, including stupid Dutch who lost 194 citizens to Porky's MH 17 false flag. Source.  

Anna News (via The Saker):
Ukrainian Nazis destroy water supply in genocidal assault on Lugansk

Ahram:
Merkel and Germany back Nazi genocide in Ukraine with sanctions

U-Tube:
West Ukraine rebellion against the oligarchs

Joe Quin:
What world do you live in? Putin, East Ukraine and the Old World Order
Most people in the West, including those who are relatively well-informed about the geo-political context, see Putin as a 'dictator', a cold-eyed ex-FSB agent who is running Russia with an iron fist. There is only one reason why anyone can have ever formed this opinion: they are massively ignorant of how the world works. Putin is ex-FSB, and it is he, along with the upper echelons of Russian intelligence, that runs Russia. This is seen as 'anti-democratic' in the West and in those Russian minds infected by Western 'values' and propaganda. Yet US and British intelligence (among others) have been running not only the USA and UK for decades, but, indirectly, much of the rest of the world also.

Read More
The Saker:
Ukraine MP: Today, in our government are the murderers

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ukraine President's Fantasy of Russian Military Intervention?

Beginning with the US-instigated, neo-nazi-backed coup d'état in Kyiv, every effort seems to have been made by the agents of empire to provoke Russian intervention in Ukraine where NATO can get to work killing Russians without immediate risk of nuclear retaliation.

But so far, things haven't worked out quite as intended. Russia declined to mobilize forces to eliminate the nazi/oligarch monstrosity in Kyiv, but quietly retook possession of her ancient naval base of Crimea in accordance with an overwhelming democratic mandate from the largely Russian population of the peninsula.

As a further provocation, the fascists of Kiev sent a band of psychopaths to Odessa to commit an atrocity against citizens restive at the undemocratic turn of events in Kyiv. But Russia failed to invoke the Empire's principle of "R2P," which is to say the right to bomb the hell out of any country where the government has engaged, or is said to have engaged, in killing its own people.

At the same time, the Kyiv junta was itself faced by a provocation from its own people, namely, a referendum in Donbass in which more than 80% voted for autonomy within a federal Ukrainian state. In response, the Kyiv fascists sent an army of 70,000 regular troops, conscripts and nazi volunteers marching beneath their Wolfsangel banner, to bomb, shell and bayonet the "subhuman," "terrorist" Russian-speaking civilians of Lugansk, Donestsk and surrounding Donbass communities.

But again, Russia failed to intervene directly or even indirectly so far as could be convincingly demonstrated by the imperialist media. Thus, the Russophobes in Kyiv, Russia's ancient capital, committed a new atrocity: they shot down a civilian airliner killing all 298 innocent civilians on board, while faking evidence to show that the crime had been committed by the Eastern dissidents with direct Russian assistance.

Even the CIA found that hard to stomach and directly refuted Imperial Warmonger in Chief, President Obama, by pointing out that there was no direct Russian involvement in the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17. The Russians went further, revealing that a Ukrainian air-force fighter jet was within air-to-air missile range of the downed airliner at the time of the crash. Moreover, Russia pointed out that the Ukrainian proof of "rebel" responsibility was fabricated and place on YouTube the day before the crash.

So, what to do? Apparently, with the aid of the Guardian, Britain's wholly Zionist/Chatham House controlled news outlet, announce a Russian military incursion into Ukraine, an announcement shortly to be followed by President Porky's triumphant claim that Ukraine had destroyed the Russian force. But now the question arises, did the Russian incursion actually occur, or was it a total fabrication?

The Russians deny any incursion by their forces, and on the face of it, the Ukrainian claim is inherently difficult to believe, quite apart from the total untrustworthyness of the source. If Russia decided to intervene militarily in Donbass, would they not deploy something more significant than a dozen trucks, easily destroyed by Ukrainian artillery, of which an abundance has been moved to the Donbass for the purpose of killing Ukrainians in their own homes. But to find out, we will have to await further developments.

Meantime, the Ukie fascist friends of the Western empire, are deploying white phosphorus against the "subhumans" of Donbass: maybe that will move the Russians to embark on a military intervention on humanitarian grounds. If they do, it will be denounced in the West as an imperialistic adventure that must be repulsed with the full force at NATO's disposal.

Related:

Deep Resource
Ukraine's Right Sector Fascists Threaten to March on Kiev

Professors' Blog:
What the great General Pyrrhus of Epirus, and the amateur General Pyrrhoshenko of Ukraine have in common

Ria Novosti:
Ukrainian Servicemen Switch to Militia Side - Donetsk Prime Minister

Dmitry Orlov:
Permission to Steal Everything
...First they (the Kiev Junta) asked that the convoy pass through Kharkov instead of rolling straight toward Donetsk, making for a big detour. Then they demanded that the goods be offloaded at the border and loaded onto Ukrainian trucks, but they couldn't come up with enough trucks. Then they demanded that the Russian trucks cary Ukrainian license plates and that each truck carry a Ukrainian representative. Next it will be something else.

You may be confused at what might be behind all of these fairly ridiculous conditions and stalling tactics, so let me explain. The Ukrainians are doing their best to figure out how they can steal the goods from the convoy.
The Professors' Blog:
Real Number of Casualties in Poroshenko’s Army

The Saker:
The "destroyed Russian armor column": Poroshenko vs Carl Sagan

U-Tube:
Early education in Ukraine
The Russians are our neighbors. We must learn to hate them and grow up to kill them for our very rich American friends, and our own oligarchs.

The Saker:
Ukie Punitive Mission in the East: All Fucked Up

Ria Novosti:
France Calls on Ukraine for Restraint in Its Operations Against Self-Defense Forces
Not that he's accusing them of, um, you know, killing their own people or anything.

Thierry Meyssan:
RUSSIAN STRATEGY IN THE FACE OF ANGLO-AMERICAN IMPERIALISM: The Beginning of World Shift
...the United States accused Russia of destroying Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Donbass, killing 298 people. On this basis, purely arbitrary, they forced the Europeans to enter into economic war against Russia.
Yahooo News:
Washington backs Kiev's lies about a Russian armed incursion into Ukraine, without actually saying so
Another masterful demonstration of Washington's peerless skill in the deployment of lies as instruments of global ownership of everything for a few very rich people.

WUFYS:
Washington Has Placed The World On The Road To War — Paul Craig Roberts

Pepe Escobar:
MH370 and MH17 — Vanishing point…
Follow the engine wreckage. Follow the cockpit wreckage. Follow the motive. One cannot even imagine the tectonic geopolitical plates clashing were the Kiev regime to be deemed responsible. It would be the vanishing point for the whole – warped – notion of the Empire of Chaos’s “indispensable” exceptionalism.
The Millenium Report:
Russia Sanctions Blowback: Finland’s Largest Dairy Lays Off 800, Spain Seeks EU Aid, Poland Complains To WTO

Zero Hedge:
Germany, Slovakia, Greece, Czech Republic Urge End To Russian Sanctions
Trade sanctions were imposed on Russia at the urging of the Empire of Lies, aka Obamastan, on the pretext that Vladimir Putin cold-bloodedly murdered the 298 souls aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17. Now that it is known that the destruction of MH-17 had nothing to do with Russia or the Russian-speaking Federalist rebels in Eastern Ukraine but was almost certainly an act of mass murder by America's fascist puppets in Kiev, the Europeans look like what they actually are, dupes of the O'Bomber—Fogher Rassmussen lie machines and their oligarch-owned media accomplices. Moreover, they look like really stupid dupes, since the counter sanctions imposed by Russia cause more pain to the EU, both economically and politically, than Europe's sanctions cause Russia. In fact, the Russian economy will likely come out stronger as a result of the reciprocal sanctions, since they will stimulate Russian agriculture, particularly the horticultural sector, while strengthening economic ties with the BRICS nations.

So much for the EU's grovelling submission to the United States of Aggression.

Robert Parry:
Washington’s Spear In The Donbas: Neo-Nazi Militia Waving SS Flag In Assault On Slavic “Untermenschen”

John Pilger:
The return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth

Oriental Review:
Dutch Professor apologizing for MH17 tragedy media coverage in the Netherlands
Dear Mr. President Putin,

Please accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people here in the Netherlands for our Government and our Media. The facts concerning MH17 are twisted to defame you and your country.

We are powerless onlookers, as we witness how the Western Nations, led by the United States, accuse Russia of crimes they commit themselves more than anybody else. ... Read more
NY Times
Lugansk: A Ukraine City Under Siege, ‘Just Terrified of the Bombing’

Karel van Wolferen:
The Ukraine, Corrupted Journalism, and the Atlanticist Faith

Ron Unz:
American Pravda: Who Shot Down Flight MH17 in Ukraine?


Zero Hedge:
Did Ukraine Attack Its Own Tanks? White House "Can't Confirm Russian Convoy Was Destroyed By Kiev"
The leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has dismissed the Ukrainian government's statement on destroying a convoy of what appeared to be Russian armored vehicles in eastern Ukraine.

"We haven't received any armored vehicles from Russia. No Russian units, including Russian armored vehicles, have crossed the border. Hence, no Russian armored vehicles could have been destroyed," DPR First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Purgin told Interfax on Friday evening.

Purgin claimed that, on the contrary, the militias destroyed about 100 Ukrainian armored vehicles.

"A lot of Ukrainian armored vehicles were destroyed today, 7 at one place, 12 at another. And the same all over the DPR territory. A total of about 100 of them," Purgin said.
RT:
Russian Defense Ministry denies reports military column crossed into Ukraine

The Wire:
Ukraine Attacks Russian Convoy in Russia, Russians say

Moon of Alabama
The Mysterious Destroyed "Russian Armored Vehicles"

Zero Hedge:
Someone Is Lying: Russia Defense Ministry Says There Was No Military Column In East Ukraine

Tony Cartalucci:
Russian Tanks in Ukraine? Consider the Source

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Harper Government backs Ukraine's Nazi Junta in Crushing Separtists: Quebec Separatists Take Note

Canadian transport delivering "non-kinetic" aid to Nazi forces in E. Ukraine
The Harper government is airlifting shipments of "non-kinetic military equipment" to Ukraine. This is justified as assistance against Russian aggression, but in fact, is military assistance in crushing the Russian-speaking and majority Russian ethnic population of East Ukraine, which sought autonomy within a Federal Ukraine rather than submit to direct rule by genocidal Russophobic Nazi-backed nutters in Kyiv such as Julia Tymoshenko, one of Ukraine's Russophobic billionaires for genocide.

Québecers for a Québec Libre, should take note. Stephen Harper backs the Nazi way with Ukrainians for self-rule, from which suggests that that is the way he'd  deal with Québecers should they ever vote for independence.

Ukrainian Nazis: recipients of Canadian "non-kinetic" military aid. Source
All Canadians for a free and democratic society should take note. Harper, who smears as Nazi, anyone who criticizes the Government of Israel, is in fact an advocate of genocide in Palestine, and a supporter of the ongoing genocide in Ukraine, which has driven 700,000 civilians to seek refuge across the border in Russia, and many thousands more to leave their homes for other parts of Ukraine.




Related:

RT:
Poles whimper to the WTO: Russia won't buy our apples just because we're killing Russians in Ukraine

Globe and Mail:
Why is Canada sending fighter jets to Poland?
To help Poles kill Russians, obviously.

Global Research:
Polish Death Squads Fighting in Ukraine. CIA Covert Operation?

Eric Zuesse
Why I Quit the [U.S.] Democratic Party Yesterday
I left the Democratic Party yesterday, because I cannot support the first American President who ever installed anywhere in the world a nazi regime
Mike Shedlock:
European Sanction Solidarity Goes Up in Flames: Slovakia "We Can’t Sacrifice Our Interests in the Name of Some Duel"

Mike Shedlock: 
Finland President Heads to Russia to Meet Putin; Phone Rings in Switzerland Over Cheese

Deep Resource: 
Reasons Why It Was Kiev Who Shot Down MH17

Deep Resource:
Hackers Learned Who Shot Down MH17 In Ukraine

Pavel Dimetriev:
Novorossiya: Element of Contemporary Geopolitical Pattern
All the attempts «to appease» the West by refusing to support those who fight in Novorossiya are illusory and pernicious. The anti-Russian sanctions, the licentious campaign against Russian President Putin show that Washington has already made all the calculations to assess the advantages of striking Russia from the springboard in Ukraine as the US-inspired changes are taking place in the east of Europe. The Americans perceive the fight for Ukraine as part of a broader plan to topple the Russia’s leadership. Then the overseas masters of «the Grand Chessboard» games will move further…
Or, as we said in February: Ukraine: Just One Step in the Assimilation of Eurasia by the New World Order

Tony Cartalucci:
Ukraine: This Time, West Sides With Nazis

RINF:
Bloodiest Days of Ukraine’s Ethnic Cleansing Expected to Begin Now
Don't worry folks, these are just terrorists the Nazis are going after with Canadian assistance. You know, people who oppose their own genocide.

Tony Cartalucci:
NATO Baiting Russia into War
...While the NYT attempts to cast as ambiguous a light as possible upon the connections Azov has with Nazism, the Azov Battalion does not simply fly a "neo-Nazi symbol resembling a Swastika as its flag," the symbol is in fact the Wolfsangel used by Adolf Hitler's various SS military divisions during World War II and is as good as saluting Hitler himself to affirm allegiance to his toxic ideology and to celebrate the Nazis' numerous, notorious atrocities.
Mike Shedlock: 
800 Finnish Dairy Workers Furloughed Due to Russia Sanctions, Others Fired; Brussels to Buy Fruit with Public Money

Eric Margolis:
What If There's a Real War in Ukraine?

Slavyangrad:
Kiev fails to break Militia’s Donetsk defense. Ukrainian Officer: “I have never experienced such shame”

Global Research:
Pre-Trial Detention, Torture and Human Rights Violations in Ukraine — just following America's lead

The Saker:
Poland to USA: Hey, you started this stupid sanctions game. Well now it's time for you buy our apples
I'd always thought the Poles were quite intelligent people. You know, Nicolaus Capernicus, Frederic Chipin, Joseph Conrad, Marie Curie, etc., etc. But really, they should have got the American apple contract before they started agitating for war with their Russian buyers. As it is, if Russian tanks start rolling West, Poland will have more important things to to ask the American than to buy their apples.

Zero Hedge:
Video Of The Russian "Humanitarian Convoy" About To Enter Ukraine

William Pfaff:
America Started This Ukraine Crisis

Telegraph:
Ukraine throws neo-Nazis into the war on civilians of Novorossiya
But these are good Nazis. They want to genocide Russians

OpEd News:
Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17

SWWS:
Former US intelligence personnel challenge Obama to present evidence of Russian complicity in MH17 crash

Zero Hedge:
Putin Defies Western Warning, Will Send "Aid Convoy" To East Ukraine

Caleb Maupin: 
Russia Is Pushing Back

Mike Shedlock:
US Produces Evidence Rebels Shot Down MH17

This is how the US deals with evidence of its own war crimes: make a joke of them. A war crimes trial followed by hangings would be more suitable.

The Saker:
Neither the worst, nor the best, but time is running out for Novorussia
...civilians are paying a horrible price for the junta's lack of real military success, and this kind of horror will continue for as long as the West will fully back Poroshenko's war. The Ukies have shelled random buildings, kindergartens, churches and even hospitals. Sadly, this is par for the course, this is what the USA did in Serbia and Montenegro, this is what the Israelis did to Lebanon in 2006 and this is what they are doing to Gaza now. Still, terrible as these atrocities are, we should not mistake them for some kind of junta military success, quite to the contrary.
Deep Resource:
William Pfaff: How the US has buggered-up in Ukraine, without Americans having a clue

Occidental Observer:
The Rise and Demise of the EU: A Short History of A Big Failure

Deep Resource:
Reasons Why It Was Kiev Who Shot Down MH17

Niles Williamson:
Assault on Donetsk Risks War with Russia

Arab World 360:
NYT Discovers Neo-Nazis In Ukraine

France24:
Sanctions: Russia food ban a ‘nightmare’ for French farmers

DutchNews.nl:
Sanctions: Hundreds of trucks carrying Dutch-grown fruit and vegetables turned back at Russian border

Zero Hedge:
Ukraine Fighting Rages On As Russia Calls For Another Ceasefire: Ukraine Demands Total Surrender

Ron Paul:
US 'likely hiding truth' on downed Malaysian Flight MH17

Deep Resource:
Der Spiegel Backs Down on MH17

Deep Resource:
Uneasy Ukrainian Ambassador Questioned by Malaysians

RT:
Who is hit hardest by Russia's trade ban?
Russia is in talks with Latin American countries on how to fill this hole with meat from Brazil and cheese from New Zealand.
New Zealand has been able to resist the pressure to back the Western oligarch's war on Russia. So why hasn't Canada's imperial arse-lick Harper? Who knows, bribery? blackmail? the promise of lucrative employment after office? But in any case it's costing Canada's pork producers over half a billion in sales over the next twelve months. That's in addition to the promised $220 million in cash.

Zero Hedge:
How Putin's Advisor Sees The Ukraine Crisis Playing Out

The Saker:
August 10th tatical, strategic and political SITREP by Juan
The first official 'non lethal' equipment shipment from 'Canada' has arrived in Kharkov via Nato air transport on 09.08.2014. Another shipment is scheduled for shortly after 12:00 on 10.08.2014. It is confirmed that there are Nato troops on the ground in Kharkov to assist in the unloading of the cargoes and the training involved with the new equipment and to guard the area in aerodrome proper. Note. To train Uke soldiers in the sophisticated night vision and other electronic equipment will take a month or more of intensive work.
So there's your Canadian taxpayer funded assistance to the Ukrainian Nazi junta. It's "non-kinetic" but it'll help kill separtists nevertheless.

Eric Zuesse:
SYSTEMATICALLY RECONSTRUCTING THE SHOOT-DOWN OF THE MALAYSIAN AIRLINER: THE GUILT IS CLEAR AND DAMNING

New Straits Times:
Missile, Canon Brought Down MH17

NY Times:
Blast in Ukraine’s Capital Stirs Fears of New Conflict

Mike Shedlock:
War Fever And Washington’s Trumped-Up Confrontation With Putin Over The Ukraine

New Straits Times:
MH17: Pockmarks look like from very, very heavy machine gun fire, says first OSCE monitor on-scene

The Saker:

Novorossiya Situation Report August 8

Ria Novosti:
Maidan Protestors Oppose War on East Ukraine and Continued Useless, Corrupt Government
Wait till the winter. They'll be burning car tires then to keep warm.

Robert Parry:
Was Putin Targeted for Mid-Air Assassination?
... the idea of assassinating the Russian president by shooting down his plane – even if the attack were carried out by hardliners without the approval of top officials – could have provoked a major international crisis. Nuclear-armed Russia would have almost surely retaliated against Ukraine, possibly with a full-scale invasion which could have escalated into a dangerous military confrontation with the United States.
Which is to say bringing about precisely the head-on confrontation with Russia that the United States, under the guidance of O'Bozo's brain, the mad, wrinkled, Russophobic Pole, Zbiggschnozziewz Brzezzzzzzinskiizzzzi, is intent on creating.

The Saker:
August 8, Novorossiya Situation Report

The Saker:
Who is Mr. Putin?

Strategic Culture Foundation:
Burden of Rescuing Ukraine: Price for West to Pay

TO Star:
Canadian military aid adds more fuel to Ukraine crisis: Walkom

CounterPunch:
Mike Whitney: Pushing Ukraine to the Brink

New Straits Times:
US analysts conclude MH17 downed by aircraft
Which is why the folks analyzing the black boxes in the UK won't be releasing the cockpit voice recordings any time soon.

WSWS:
Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17
Which is one thing you'll never read about in the Toronto Globe and Mail or the National Putz.

Investment Watch:
Why Have So Many Ukrainians Fled to Russia?
Duh. They fled because they fear for their lives. Not only is their own government shelling and bombing civilian targets, but the leadership in Kyiv includes Nazis such as Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko who was recorded saying of the East Ukrainian Russians:
It’s about time we grab our guns and go kill those damn Russians together with their leader; and nuke 8 million Russians who are now exiles in Ukraine.
But don't worry. Canada's rushing to help the Kiev junta ensure that the people of East Ukraine receive no assistance from Russia. Which raises the question: has Canada gone Nazi too, or is it just the imperial arse-lick, Stephen Harper?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dumb Sanctions on Russia

In his latest Web post, Paul Craig Roberts urges Russia to retaliate against EU-imposed economic sanctions by cutting off the supply of Russian oil and gas upon which Europe depends to satisfy about one third of its total energy needs. Putin, says Roberts, "would not have to turn off the energy supply for very long before Europe tells Washington good-bye and comes to terms with Russia."

Well maybe.

But more likely, in view of the massive economic damage caused by turning off the gas, European states would deem the continuation of Putin`s rule in Moscow intolerable and would be amenable to any actions Washington might propose, even  including all out war, in order to topple Putin and institute a government in Moscow subordinate to Western interests as viewed by Washington.

Moreover, such an outcome is clearly the objective of Washington`s gross provocation of Russia, first, in installing a Nazi-backed regime of mad-dog Russophobes in Kyiv, then by supporting and aiding the Kyiv junta in killing its own citizens in Eastern Ukraine, and then by falsely accusing Russia of complicity in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Fligh MH17, a crime almost certainly attributable to America`s Nazi puppets in Kyiv, most likely with advice and assistance by the large CIA contingent in Kyiv.

Now if Putin can be induced by US-EU sanctions to finally lose his cool and abruptly escalate the conflict with Europe by attacking the very basis of its economic existence, the American objective will be won. Europe will be galvanized to act in any way necessary, up to and including outright warfare, as Washington`s tool in destroying Russian independence. From this, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Paul Craig Roberts is either a man of remarkably poor judgement or he is phony dissident acting as an agent of Washington`s NeoCon imperialists.

There is, however, little chance that Putin will escalate the conflict by cutting Europe`s energy supply, which would be tantamount to an act of war, and one guaranteed to destroy for all time Russia`s credibility as reliable trade partner.

Rather, Russia has reacted, and will continue to react, to US and European sanctions by implementing proportionate retaliatory measures that will tend to strengthen Russia`s agricultural, financial and technology industries, without justifying escalation of the conflict.

This does not mean, however, that Russia will be able to avoid military action in Ukraine indefinitely. The criminal violence of the Kyiv regime directed at those in Eastern Ukraine with the temerity to seek a measure of autonomy has created a humanitarian catastrophe, to which Russia, unlike Canada, Australia and the EU states, will not turn a blind eye.

Postscript:
Apparently the US cannot wait for Russia to cut of the gas to Europe and is now urging its Nazi friends in Kyiv to cut the trans-Ukrainian gas lines, thereby delivering the deathblow to the EU economy, that Russia will not.

So how will Germany and the rest of the EU react. Will they, like a wounded snake, lash out wildly at the Russians as the US no doubt hopes and intends, or will they reconsider their attitude with their Nazi Ukrainian neighbor and their American occupiers.

Related:

Mike Shedlock:
War With Russia: A Small Price to Pay to Preserve the Illusions of Brainwashed Americans

Tony Catalucci:
Dumb blonde Ausi foreign minister tries sticking blame for MH-17 on Russia without bothering with the questions of means, motive or actual evidence

Asia Times:
NATO is desperate for war

Real News Network:
730,000 Ukrainian refugees in Russia

The publisher of Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading financial newspaper:
The West on the wrong path

Zero Hedge:
Ukraine Prepares To Impose Russian Gas Transit Ban, Commit Economic Suicide

The Saker:
The wave pain for the EU is now slowly turning into a tsunami of mutually reinforcing problems

The Saker:

You wanna be Uncle Sam's bitch? Pay the price!

Ria Novosti:
Porky Ends MH17 Crash Zone Ceasefire: Move along, nothing to see here

Ria Novosti: 

NATO Chief Threatens Russia With More Sanctions Over Ukraine
Who is this Anders Fogh Rasmussen? Who asked him to speak for Canadians? Let's hear no more from this Fogher.

Zero Hedge:
Canada Joins Forces With Genocidal Nazis in Ukraine

Zero Hedge: 
Meanwhile, Kiev Is Burning Again

RiaNovosti:
Maidan Unrest Back to Life as Activists Clash With Police on Central Kiev Square

Oriental Review:
Ukrainians stand up against junta

Oriental Review:
Ukraine’s Dystopian Descent into Military Dictatorship
The Ukrainian state continues its slow-motion collapse, this time with Poroshenko seeking to deal a death blow to the last remnants of the Rada. He has accused “half of the Verkhovna Rada” of being “a ‘fifth column’ which is controlled from abroad, whole factions” after they did not pass a bill labelling Lugansk and Donetsk’s governments as terrorist organizations. Such an action would have granted pseudo-legitimacy to the US in doing the same, with the ultimate intent of connecting supposed Russian support of these entities with “state sponsor of terrorism” status. By his threatening words, Poroshenko is purposely trying to rile up nationalist voters and intimidate any remaining pragmatic politicians in his quest for near-total control over the state, just as an oligarch holds absolute power of his company. Concurrent with this, the West is wholeheartedly supporting Ukraine’s military, although that institution is on the brink of self-implosion as well. The unstable result of these two trends is the dystopian descent of Ukraine towards military dictatorship, all with the enthusiastic backing of the West in its latest anti-Russian crusade. ...

Sherlock Holmes And The Alderney Street Mystery: New Installment

Sherlock Holmes
Winter Patriot has produced a fascinating new installment in his account of the investigation by Sherlock Holmes, England's most renowned detective, of the murder of Gareth Williams, the MI5  math wizz and cryptanalyst, who was found in August 2010 zipped tightly into a sports bag in the bathtub at an MI5 safe house in London.

Holmes is aided in this investigation not only by the plodding Dr. Watson, but also, Mycroft, his older and smarter brother, who in this episode, brings to bear his knowledge of ancient Scotch myths.

Those unfamiliar with the story thus far will find the Contents page and a link to the Preface here.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Downing of Flight MH17 — Europe's Tonkin Gulf

Since July 17, I have read such reports as I`ve seen concerning the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 as it traversed the war zone in Eastern Ukraine. Remarkably, although President Obama was prompt to attribute the crash to an East Ukraine separatist missile launched with Russian aid, the United States has failed to make public any of the mass of relevant radar and satellite imagery that it possesses in support of this inflammatory charge. Rather, the United States has evidently aided the Nazi government of Ukraine in creating bogus evidence to frame the separatists, while the Kyiv junta refuses to divulge relevant information in its possession, for example, recordings of Ukrainian air traffic control instructions to MY-17, which took the plane directly over a battle zone to which civil aircraft had previously been prohibited.

Ukraine strikes own citizens with ballistic missiles:


In that context, this detailed and technically informed analysis of the MH17 shoot-down seems well worthy of review. Furthermore, the article`s concluding remarks concerning the wider signficance of MH17 deserve attention:
The citizens of the world must pay attention to the fact that the US has not provided any reasonable means to assist in the identification of the perpetrators of the MH17 shoot down. The bulk of its "evidence" consists of a rehash of what is found on social media. And much of what is found on social media has been shown to be forged by the Ukrainian Security Service and Ministry of the Interior.

When the neo­Nazis in Ukraine overthrow a democratically elected government, the west does nothing but rant against Putin. When the unelected government of Ukraine launches air strikes, MLRS Grad launches, and ballistic missile strikes against its own civilian population in Donbass, the west does nothing but rant against Putin. When the Kiev neo­Nazis burn people alive in Odessa, shoot them down as they attempt to escape the flames, and rape a pregnant woman before strangling her with a telephone cord, the west does nothing but rant against Putin.

When 298 innocent lives are lost, the west again rants against Putin. But it finally does more. In the person of the USA, it issues a cartoon which seeks to implicate the rebels, individuals fighting against the outrages perpetrated against them by the unelected government in Kiev. By its actions the US, and all those leaders aligned with it, demonstrates complete, total, and utter disrespect for the basic tenets of democratic freedom and for those citizens of the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, and those others who lost their lives in the MH17 shoot down.

This year marks the launch of the First World War 100 years ago. Any reading of the history of that conflict shows the political leaders, and the media, doing all they could to provoke war, not prevent it. The actions of Ukraine, the irresponsible invective and blathering of Obama, Kerry, Cameron, and the rest, appear designed to provoke what will likely be the Last World War.

The citizens of the world should act to stop them.
Related:

Oriental Review:
Who has shot down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine?

Ria.ru:
Media: experts believe that the Malaysian airliner shot down by a Su-25
 
Global Research:
Two Ukrainian Government Fighter-Jets Shot Down Malaysian Airlines MH17. It was Not a ‘Buk’ Surface to Air Missile

Russia Beyond the Headlines:
Boeing's downing by Buk missile system unlikely - military expert Source

Deep Resource:
Speculations About What Happened to MH17

SeeMoreRocks:
MH-17 mystery solved

The Saker:
Detailed expert analysis of the MH17 downing


Zero Hedge:
Flight MH17 - What You're Not Being Told

Slavyangraed:
The Catastrophe of #MH17: #BBC in the Search of the “#BUK” – The Video Report Deleted by @BBC

Eric Zuesse:
5 August: Even More Certain Now: Obama’s Ukrainian Stooges Intentionally Downed Malaysian Airliner

Tony Cartalucci:
Interest in MH17 Fades as Sanctions & War Edge Closer

Robert Parry:
Flight 17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts

The Saker:
MH17 Shootdown: A hypothesis

RT:
Ukrainians targeted by Kyiv Nazis flee:

Monday, August 4, 2014

US and Russia — Evil Empire versus Christian Nation

You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. Matthew 5: 43–45
It was only 31 years ago that US President Ronald Reagan, who was earnestly afraid of what might happen to a free, democratic society if it scrapped its religious faith, labelled the godless Soviet Union "an evil empire," which he said predicted "its eventual domination of all peoples on the Earth" and which was "the focus of evil in the modern world."

Few then would have anticipated the reversal of roles that has since occurred between the United States and Russia, and in particular since September 11, 2001, when US President George W. Bush declared "you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists."

Yet, today, it is the United States which claims to be the exceptional nation, destined to lead the world. Today, it is the United States that is the godless nation, the nation where legally enforced political correctness takes precedence over religious faith, where pornography and blasphemy are legally protected, where the public is subject to relentless media lies, illegal state surveillance, and intimidation by ever more heavily armed state agencies, the country with the world's largest prison population.

Moscow's cathedral of Christ the Savior, consecrated in
1883, destroyed by the Communist dictatorship in 1931,
rebuilt in 2000.
And today it is Russia that is the overtly Christian nation, where the Orthodox Church, established by Prince Vladimir of Kiev in the year 988, has been restored to its ancient place at the heart of national life.

And what more clearly confirms this extraordinary reversal of roles than recent events in Ukraine?

There the United States is in open collaboration with genocidal Nazis in Kiev (the ancient capital and founding place of the Russian state) intent on crushing with tanks, artillery and ballistic missiles the Russian-speaking and mostly ethnic Russian people of Eastern Ukraine who have the temerity to seek local autonomy within a Ukrainian federation.

More remarkable still, is the treatment by Russia of deserting troops of the Kiev controlled Ukrainian army who, cut off and surrounded by East Ukrainian militia deserted their battle station to find refuge across the border in Russia. There the Russians have fed them, bathed them, gave them new clothes, then offered them either permanent refuge or safe passage back to Ukraine*.

What better example could there be, when the entire Western world seeks to denigrate Russia, to destroy her economy and to encircle her ever more closely with NATO first-strike missile forces, of the the practical application of Jesus's extraordinary command not to hate one's enemy but to love him and do good to him.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

American Diplomacy: Telling Lies for Fun and Profit

Zbizzschnozzz ZBzrezzzzinskiz, crackpot Polish
Russophobe and architect of the new World War
Club Orlov July 29, 2014: The Americans are finding out the hard way that a fact-free zone is not a comfortable place to inhabit. The initial knee-jerk allegations, voiced by Obama, by the screechy UN representative Samantha Power, by John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and any number of talking heads, were that the downing of flight MH17 was all Putin's fault. These were swiftly followed by a complete and utter lack of official evidence of any Russian involvement but lots of strange, unexplained coincidences pointing to Ukrainian and American involvement. These were, in turn, followed by an uncharacteristically frank admission from US intelligence that there is no proof of Russian involvement. The newly installed Ukrainian oligarch-turned-president Poroshenko (code-name “Piglet”) switched from claiming that he had proof of Russian complicity to being very very quiet. Incompetently concocted fake “evidence” of this and that continues to appear on social media sites, only to be swiftly disproved. Once disproved, the fake evidence vanishes, only to be replaced by more of the same. The latest fake is of Russian artillery bombardment from across the border. All of this has added up to quite an awkward situation for the Americans. Barefaced lying may be fun and profitable, but it does not provide a solid foundation for foreign policy. Nobody wants to go down in history for blowing up the world over some fake Youtube videos.

Read more

Related:

Moon of Alabama:
Obama's Russia Policies Are Based On Ignorance, Illusions

It's not that O'Bummer is ignorant or deluded, it's that to pursue its dangerous policy of global hegemonism the US Government must ensure that the American people, the stupid majority at least, are ignorant and deluded. Here's the intended interpretation:

"No folks, we're not messing with a formidable nuclear-armed superpower on whom we depend for transportation to the International Space Station. We're just telling these moribund Russian peasants how to behave themselves, so don't you worry your pretty head about Russian push-back. As for the Chinese, we'll handle them: they just need a firm hand."

BLNews:
Shanghai Cooperation Organization to admit India, Pakistan, Iran and Mongolia

Itar-Tass:
Kiev command’s betrayal forces 438 Ukrainian troopers to cross into Russia

Casad:
Surrender of Ukraine's 72nd Brigade
...among those who didn't surrender are Polish mercenaries, which explains the stubborn resistance
RT:
Over 400 Ukrainian military deserters cross into Russia for refuge

RT:
NATO exerting pressure, not interested in MH17 investigation

Mike Whitney:
Threatening Russia: The Unanswered Questions of Malaysian Airlines MH17

Robert Parry:
Flight 17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts

The Saker:
MH17 Shootdown: A hypothesis

BBC:
Ukraine crisis: Donetsk and Luhansk 'facing siege'
Nine civilians were reported killed in Donetsk and Luhansk on Saturday.

More than 1,500 people are believed to have been killed since fighting began.
Well done Ukie Nazis, the Empire applauds you. Death to the principle of self-determination, death to the people of Eastern Ukraine.

Tony Cartalucci:
The Myth of Russian Aggression
[Stephen] Harper's disingenuous attempt to link Russia to the MH17 disaster reveals the truth behind "Russian aggression," a marketing campaign implemented by the West to undermine an obstruction to its very real, very demonstrable global aggression....
William Engdahl:
Ukraine MH17 may be CIA false flag and it ain’t flying

CBC:
Evidence of damage to MH17 by intense machine-gun fire
Video (6.00 minutes +) Michael Bociurkiw, a Ukrainian-Canadian monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):
There have been two or three pieces of the fuselage that have been really pock marked. It almost looks like machine gun fire, very, very strong machine gun fire that has left unique marks that we haven't seen anywhere else.
Cassad:
Some Ukraine Nazi troops depart for Russia ahead of formal surrender

Slavyangrad:
Surrounded Junta forces discuss terms of surrender

Slavyangrad:
Situation Report August 1: Defeating a Large Group of the Punitive Forces Could Start a Chain Reaction

Aangirfan:
SIKORSKI; UKRAINE; EBOLA; GAZA; INDIA

RT:
EU lifts ban on supplying Kiev with weapons and technology – Russia

Global Research:
Devils’ Dance on the Malaysian Plane Tragedy

FARS:
Pentagon to Send Troops to Ukraine to Train Forces

Zero Hedge:
Russia Accuses US Of Fabricating Satellite Images, Creating "Wall Of Propaganda" To Incite Other Countries

Slavyangrad:
Hostilities in Novorossiya – Briefings, August 1, 2014

Mike Shedlock: 
More lies from Kiev
Ukraine was bragging about and even showing videos of Buks in the area of the shoot-down of MH17 the day before the shoot-down occurred.

The US would rather believe a Facebook page that says what the US wants to hear, rather than a direct claim (by Ukraine) and videos of Ukrainian Buks in rebel territory published the day before the attack.
Zero Hedge:
Russian Oligarchs Wave Goodbye To Visa, Switch To Chinese Credit Card

As one commenter notes:
The problem with a lot of the sanctions on goods and services that we are imposing on Russia, is that it doesn't take a degree in rocket science to provide them. And even if it did, Russia and others have plenty of rocket scientists.
WSWS:
Ukraine and the fraud of “human rights” imperialism

NY Daily News: 
Dumb Dutch people terrorize Putin's daughter

Zero Hedge:
India Slams US Global Hegemony By Scuttling Global Trade Deal, Puts Future Of WTO In Doubt

Some folks are beginning to realize that signing trade deals can mean signing away your right of national self determination.

RT:
‘Wrong time, altered images’: Moscow slams Kiev’s MH17 satellite data

Tony Cartalucci:
West Isolating Itself with Sanctions Against Russia

Slavyangrad:
Soros-backed Kyiv Nazi urges extermination of 1.5 million East Ukrainians

CanSpeccy:
Obozo's Brain, Zbizgzniezv Zbrzezzinzskziz, on Why Russia and the Russian People Must be Destroyed

Chris Martenson:
The West's Reckless Rush Towards War with Russia
In all of the thousands of column inches I've read demonizing Putin over the developments in Ukraine and MH-17, I've yet to identify a single compelling answer to this question: What vital US interest is at stake if Russia keeps Crimea and helps to defend the Russian-speaking people along its border? To my knowledge, it's not yet been articulated by anyone at the State Department or White House.
The Saker:
The Duck Test of American Intentions Toward Russia

The Independent:
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis

Apparently the deal has been in preparation for a while now, but has been stalled by the downing of MH17, which tragedy has thus well served the interest of the US, which is intent on building a confrontation with Russia.

A British Foreign Office spokesperson said it was highly unlikely that either the US or UK would agree to recognizing Russian control over Crimea.

Tony Cartalucci
West Isolating Itself with Sanctions Against Russia

Daily Mail
Grown-up People Seek Ukraine Peace Deal