Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ukraine Update: April 13–15, 2014

Mish: Specter of Civil War; Putin's Army Hiding – Not Even CNN Can Find It; Easy Solution
NEO: Putin puts Ukraine Gas Payments on Europe’s back
Zero Hedge: Courage vs. Humanity: Donetsk Locals Stop A Ukraine Tank (Video)
RT: Ukraine military storm airfield, town in eastern Ukraine, wounded reported
Reuters: Russia says Ukraine close to civil war as Kiev begins offensive
Zero Hedge: Unidentified Fighter Jets Open Fire On Kramatorsk Airfield, Casualties Reported
Paul Craig Roberts: Washington Drives The World To War
Washington, the “exceptional, indispensable country,” is committed to its hegemony over the world. Russia, China, and Iran are in the way of Washington’s hegemony and are targeted for attack.
But there's no need to make it easy for them.

For Russia to undertake a pre-emptive invasion of Ukraine would provide the US with all the justification it wants for an all-out war on Russia, which might fold very quickly under an onslaught by Nato forces equipped with what would most likely prove to be superior hardware. To suggest otherwise, as Roberts does here, looks like incitement to Russian self-destruction.

James Kunstler: All This And World War, Too?
This is turning into a Vietnam moment for the US political scene. Where are the Fullbrights and Bobby Kennedys of today who have the guts to rally US citizens against insane government behavior? What elected officials among all the bought-off Koch Brother catamites and Wall Street errand boys will stand up for reality-based principle? When will the young people of this country pull their eyeballs away from their iPhones and their heads out of their cloacal vents? When will the United States begin the long-overdue task of getting its own act together?
Moscow Times: Amid Growing Violence, Ukraine rhetoric heats up
Global Research: Is the Ukrainian Security Service a US Intelligence Unit?
RT: Putin to Obama: Stop Being a Jerk, Use Your Influence to End Violence Against People of East Ukraine
VOR: Mass protest against Kyiv junta in Kyiv
Basically, no one likes a Nazi, except, of course, John Kerry, Victoria Nuland and Barack Obama. Oh, and the puppets, Cameroon, Harper, etc.
VOR: If Kiev uses force, Russian cooperation over Ukraine will be undermined – Lavrov
RT: Kyiv Nazi Regime Seeks Aid in Responding to Terrorists Intent on Separation
The Local: German vice-chancellor warns Europe risks being dragged by you-know-who into war with Russia
RT: Twit in Kerry's office: Let's send Ukraine a whole lot of stuff for killing Russians
Maybe not so stupid if you want a war the American public will be gullible enough to blame on the Russians. After all, threatened by the prospect of US reinforcements, the Russians would be smart to start the shooting before the additional hardware (and mercenaries to operate it) arrives.
Reuters: White House confirms guy with the ugly mug in Kiev was CIA Director, Brennan
But that's OK. It was just a routine, friendly get-to-know-you visit, as we prepare new provocations against those damn Russians.
Reuters: Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine; ultimatum ends with no crackdown
Fox News: Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers as pro-Russia militants seize more buildings
Webster Tarpley: Modern Ukraine, a 1918 Creation of the German General Staff
Global Research: European Union: From Economic Community to Alliance of Warmongers
WSWS: German television report indicates Ukrainian Neo-Nazis responsible for lethal shootings
NEO: Ukraine: The Anti-Maidan Begins
G&M: Stevie Harper, Mighty Mouse of the North, Backs Ukraine Nazis, Warns Russia
RT: Kiev must stop war on Ukrainians – Russia’s envoy to UN
RINF: We’re All Ukrainians Now
EuroNews: Lavrov challenges ‘hypocritical’ West over Kyiv ultimatum to Ukraine protesters
The violence on Maidan, which ended with dozens and dozens of deaths – this was called a democracy. While peaceful protests going on now in the southeast (of Ukraine) is called terrorism and it is declared that armed forces will be used in a so-called ‘anti-terrorism operation’
Live Leak: Elected Ukraine President Yanukovich: CIA provoking civil war in Ukraine
Of course. Then Russia will invoke the US principle of R-2-P, the Responsibility to Protect, in this case ethnic Russians against fascist oppression, including people like Ukraine Presidential candidate Tymoshenko who wants to nuke and machine-gun all Russians. Then the US and its puppets in Britain, France and Canada – and that limp-wristed Swede guy (see below) — will declare Russia a "rogue regime." Then the business of smashing Russia can begin in earnest.
Swede Radio: Swede Foreign Minister: Crush those pro-Russian East Ukrainian anti-fascist rebels
StrataRisks: France sends spy ship to Black Sea
Washington Times: Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea
The photo that goes with the story does not show a Russian fighter jet, but two American fighter jets flying directly over, not 500 m away from, a US naval vessel.
RiaNovosti: Russia Seeks US Explanation for CIA Director's Visit to Ukraine – Lavrov
The project of the next administration, if it's Obama, is to smash both Russia and China. People in Europe had better wake up. That silly romantic illusion that they have about Obama is going to be suicidal... (source)
Webster Tarpley
Ukraine's Fascist President Turkynov Talks Turkey
Do as we say, not as we did in Kyiv

FTM: Russia declares war on the dollar
Yahoo: US blames Russia for Ukraine tension
Hey You Putin Person: Stop messing with our Ukraine stooges. We couped Ukraine fair and square and a coup trumps a referendum, so take your talk of democracy and the peoples rights and butt out.
Yahoo: Ukraine's ousted president puts blame on CIA
Yahoo: Ukraine says Russia waging 'war' in separatist east
RT: Kiev prepares ‘armed provocations’ to discredit pro-federation forces, Russia Press Kit on Human Rights in Ukraine
Aleksandr Turchinov: President of the
fascist revolutionary junta has launched
a war on protesters in Eastern Ukraine.
US Media labels anti-coup protesters in Ukraine terrorists: e.g., Fix News, ABCNews. Meantime, Canada, the pipsqueak terror of the North, is gonna punish dem nasty Commie Ruskies.
Zero Hedge: Ukraine Mobilizes Military, Gives Separatists Ultimatum; Russia Slams Escalation As "Criminal", Yanukovich Warns Of Civil War
BBC: Ukraine to fight pro-Russia>
RT: Moscow slams Kiev’s military op order as ‘criminal’, calls for UN Security Council meeting
Events in south-eastern Ukraine have taken a very dangerous turn, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

“The Kiev authorities, who self-proclaimed themselves as a result of a coup, have embarked on the violent military suppression of the protests,” the ministry said adding that the rallies, which have gripped the Donbas region were prompted by Kiev’s disregard of the legitimate interests the people.

Moscow slammed Sunday’s order, issued by the coup-imposed acting President Aleksandr Turchinov approving a full-scale security operation in the country’s eastern regions, as “criminal”.

“Blood has already been spilled as the result of such actions in the South East.”
The ministry’s statement elaborated that Russia strongly condemns attempts to use brutal force against protesters and activists by involving militants from the far-right Right Sector group or other illegal armed forces.
VOR: Right Sector thugs (US Mercenaries?) arrive in Slavyansk to suppress protests
RT: Ukraine turmoil LIVE UPDATES
Moscow Times: CIA Director Held 'Secret Consultations' in Kiev on operations against separatists
Zero Hedge: One Killed in Shooting Between Ukraine Special Forces And Pro-Russia Separatists
Zero Hedge: Ukraine Prepares Military Response To Russian "Act Of Aggression"
Itar-Tass: President Vladimir Putin's letter to leaders of European countries. Full text
VOR: Israel rejects Washington's pressure over Ukraine
RT: Pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine
György Schwartz: The Man Behind the Mess in Ukraine
Related: Ukraine, etc. April 11–13, 2014

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