Friday, April 18, 2014

Ukraine April 18–21, 2014

RT: Stalin victims incl Crimean Tatars rehabilitated by Putin decree

David Stockman: Good Job, “Yats”: Why The Neocons Subverted The Ukraine
... besides baiting Obama over his tempered words about the crisis, the [Washington] Post (Jeff Bezos, Prop.) declared that “Mr. Obama and European leaders must act quickly to prevent Ukraine’s dismemberment. Missing from the president’s statement was a necessary first step: a demand that all Russian forces – regular and irregular – be withdrawn … and that Moscow recognize the authority of the new Kiev government. … If Mr. Putin does not comply, Western leaders should make clear that Russia will pay a heavy price.”

The Post editors are fond of calling for ultimatums against various countries, especially Syria and Iran, with the implication that if they don’t comply with some U.S. demand that harsh actions, including military reprisals, will follow.

But now the neocons, in their single-minded pursuit of endless “regime change” in countries that get in their way, have taken their ambitions to a dangerous new level, confronting nuclear-armed Russia with ultimatums.
Americans and others who disagree with WaPo might consider an ultimatum to Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of and owner of the the Post. End the warmongering or face a boycott of by those opposed to the NeoCon clique intent on using America as a sledgehammer to establish a plutocratic global empire.

The American Interest: Ukraine’s Debt And Putin’s Upper Hand

The American Interest: The Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal?

Washington Times: Tactical advantage: Russian military shows off impressive new gear

VOR: Biden confirms US backing for Neo-Nazis in Kyiv

RT: Lavrov: US should face responsibility for powers it installed in Kiev

Zero Hedge: Provocation in Eastern Ukraine

Zero Hedge: Have No Fear, Joe Biden Is Here (Or Rather, In Kiev)

Zero Hedge: John Kerry Admits Geneva "Deal" Worthless

Haaretz: Russian activists staged shooting, Ukrainian forces say

Hey, we're the people who do the false flags, not you pro-Russian, terrorists. Harper on Russia: America's useful idiot?

China Topix: China Prepares Massive Investments in Crimea a direct snub of the Americans, China will abandon a planned $5 billion solar power plant in Nevada and invest the money in Crimea, instead.
Haaretz: Ukraine synagogue reportedly firebombed

Robert Parry: Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Imperative

Alexander Orlov: US is losing its positions in the Middle East due to the Ukrainian Crisis

Poop Murdoch's London Timesey: US ready to target Russian president’s hidden $40bn stash

Not a scrap of evidence offered by The Times for its claim that Putin has a private stash of $40 billion, which seems extravagant even for a "New Hitler" (Hitlery Clinton, Registered Insult). Amazing, though, to read such driveling propaganda in what proclaims itself to be: "the UK's most read quality daily newspaper for business people". Are Britain's business people all dunderheaded fools or what?

Such references to "Putin's stash" are as ridiculous as the story about the $50 billion-dollar Sochi Olympics, peddled ad nauseam by the MSM without the slightest attempt at justification. See: Who’s Lying About the Cost of the Sochi Winter Olympics?.

Anyone interested in actual evidence of Putin's wealth might start with Wikipedia's Putin entry which is somewhat informative and apparently written by someone who is not dealing strictly in lies.

Putin evidently lives very well at state expense, but the only established evidence to support the contention that he has a stash of illegally accumulated wealth is his unconcealed possession of many expensive wrist watches. But heads of state receive many gifts, including wrist watches. For example, as Denis Healey recorded, UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson appropriated a chunky gold Rolex watch that had been a gift to Denis Healey of a Pakistani chieftain, titled the Akond of Swat (Page 8, Paragraph 2).

RT: Pentagon mulls deployment as Poland asks for 10,000 troops

Ten thousand US troops woudl be just enough to start a war, far too few to win it. Russia, having 22 million males fit for military service.

Mirror: Military intervention in Ukraine risks spiralling into 'all-out war' with Russia

The Brits have an intelligence bureaucracy to tell them that?

VoltaireNet: Ukraine: Poland trained putchists two months in advance

ITAR_TASS: Provocation in Slavyansk proves Kiev’s not willing to disarm extremists - Russia’s FM

VOR: Slavyansk mayor asks Russia to send peacekeepers in wake of deadly night attack

Zero Hedge: Donetsk "Letter To Jews": An Obvious Forgery Except to John Kerry

BBC: Ukraine Nationalists Blamed for Killing at Road Check Point in Sloviansk

Tony Cartalucci: NATO's Pet Nazis Savage Ukrainian Presidential Candidate

Global Research: The Ukraine Imbroglio and the Decline of the American Empire

Yahoo: Russia Reinforces Troops on Ukraine Border
A Kremlin Spokesman said: (Ukraine) is a country where there has just been a military coup, so naturally any country is going to take particular precautionary measures in terms of ensuring its security."

He said as a sovereign state, Russia was free to deploy troops anywhere on its territory without restrictions. He denied allegations that the Russian military was interfering in events inside Ukraine territory. Those assertion were, said Peskov "completely wrong."
NY Times: U.S. Plans Military Drills in Eastern Europe
The land-force exercises the Obama administration is planning are extremely modest.
The exercise in Poland, which is expected to be announced next week, would involve a United States Army company and would last about two weeks, officials said. A company consists of about 150 soldiers.
Plus 20 Canadians. Don't forget them. LOL

NY Times: Twin Shocks Shake Foundation of German Power

NY Times: In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin

But the rise of China and other Third-World nations ready to trade with Russia and engage in re-working the global monetary order and security system has made both Obama and the "indispensable nation" increasingly dispensable to Putin if need be.

And in Germany, it must be increasingly clear that the US of A may be more dispensable than Russia.

PBS: Obama – Our forces superior to Russia's

William Lind: An Officer Corps That Can’t Score
...our officers live in a bubble. Even junior officers inhabit a world where they hear only endless, hyperbolic praise of “the world’s greatest military ever.” They feed this swill to each other and expect it from everyone else. If they don’t get it, they become angry. Senior officers’ bubbles, created by vast, sycophantic staffs, rival Xerxes’s court. Woe betide the ignorant courtier who tells the god-king something he doesn’t want to hear. (I know—I’ve done it, often.)
AmConMag: In Ukraine, Not All Uprisings Are Equal

VOR: Whatever US may do, Putin has already won - Fox News analyst

WaPo: U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

Reuters: Russia criticizes Washington's assessment of accord on Ukraine

RT: Putin Speaks —"Against whom are you going to use the artillery and aircraft?"

Jim Dean: East Ukraine Babushkas Beat Back Kiev Coup


Robert Parry: Ukraine and The Dangerous Neocon-R2P Alliance

Mike Shedlock: "Insatiable" Idiocy from the Economist on What to Do About Russia; Warmongers Can't Think

The whole point of the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, The WST, the National Putz, you name it, is to prevent you from thinking by filling your mind with an enless stream of lying garbage. And the marvelous thing about the newspaper and magazine business is that people not only pay to have their immortal soul filled with trash, but actually feel intellectually and morally superior to anyone whose mind has not been so polluted.

Mike Shedlock: On the asininity of a peace accord made without consultation with one side to the dispute

Mike Shedlock: Ukraine Accord: Key Uninvited Group to Peacy Party Doesn't Like the Deal

RT: ‘Letter to Jews’, which Kerry cited, appears to be fake

RT: Kiev halts military op. in East Ukraine, promises Russian language status choice

Guardian: Pro-Russian separatists defiant as Ukraine peace moves flounder

New York Times: Ukraine Push Against Rebels Grinds to Halt
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — A military operation that the Ukrainian government said would confront pro-Russian militants in the east of the country unraveled in disarray on Wednesday with the entire contingent of 21 armored vehicles that had separated into two columns surrendering or pulling back before nightfall. It was a glaring humiliation for the new government in Kiev.
Carry the Flag: East Ukraine Jew Registration Tale Reeks of CIA Psyop

Itar-Tass: Europe understands there is no backtracking on Crimea — Russian EU ambassador

No, Russia must retreat and accept public humiliation for recovering its Black Sea naval base from the US-backed Neo-Nazis in Kyiv, otherwise the US of Arrogance would be humiliated, which can never be.


RINF: NATO Lies About US/German Pledge Not to Move Nato Forces Eastward

Zero Hedge: Russia Confirms Troop Build-Up Near Ukraine; Warns West, More Sanctions "Absolutely Unacceptable"

BBC: Eastern Ukraine militants snub Geneva deal on crisis

John Pilger: Nato's action plan in Ukraine is right out of Dr Strangelove

Zero Hedge: Ukraine Tanks Stopped By Unarmed Woman

Zero Hedge: Ukraine "De-escalation" Voided As Pro-Russia Militia Refuse To Vacate Occupied Buildings
... the Ukraine "separatist" milita... has announced that they will only leave the occupied east Ukraine buildings if the interim government in Kiev resigns.

... in an amusing twist, the militia has flipped the Geneva agreement on its head, alleging that if they are to abide by a signed document, so should the "illegitimate" government, which as a reminder took power following a US-assisted coup, even though an explicit agreement was signed on February 21 between Ukraine and western powers previously retaining Yanukovich as president of the country, and ushering in presidential elections later in 2014.
Zero Hedge: Putin's Top 10 Q&A Quotes: "The US Will Cut Off Their Nose To Spite Their Face"

Global Research: $30 Billion Oil Pipeline to Be Built from Russia to India through Northwest China

RT: Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement

RT: Obarmy — Screw the Geneva Agreement, We're Imposing More Sanctions on Russia

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