Monthly Archives: May 2014

The ground will burn under their feet!

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On May 2, 2014, pro-Russia protesters in Odessa were burned alive, as Ukrainian “Prime Minister” Arseniy Yatsenyuk promised:

“We will find all of them — if it takes one year, two years — and bring them to justice and try them in Ukrainian and international courts. The ground will burn under their feet,” said Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Over 30 people died in fire in the Trade Unions House in Odessa, #Ukraine’s third largest city. The building was set ablaze by pro-Kiev radicals after they destroyed the tent camp of anti-government activists that stood in front of it. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the tragedy in Odessa had been caused by “criminal irresponsibility of the Kiev authorities indulging insolent nationalist radicals, including the Right Sector, who are staging a campaign of physical terror against supporters of federalization and real constitutional changes in the Ukrainian society”

Read more: http://bit.ly/Rd6j2T

If you still think Putin is the problem here, you’re hopeless. Drop out of politics and take up stamp collecting.

https://www.facebook.com/UnitedFrontAgainstAusterity

The pro-Kiev Euro-Maidan Nazis (with a little help from their soccer hooligan friends) are now doing what Nazis do best: burning down a trade union building, barricading the exits so that people burn to death or leap from the windows to their deaths, and brutally beating the survivors.

Odessa – graphic video: People burnt alive, suffocated in Ukraine’s Right Sector assault:

If this had happened in Kiev during the Euro-Maidan riots, you’d really hear about it! Instead, the Western media and politicians are now trying to blame Russia for this disgusting act of violence against ordinary citizens.

http://rt.com/news/156652-odessa-fire-mainstream-media/

http://rt.com/op-edge/157060-odessa-massacre-war-nazi/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_03/Ukrainian-nationalists-sneering-at-Odessa-victims-0156/

For those who suffer under the inexplicable delusion that this was anything other than a Nazi massacre of pro-Russia protesters, here’s a lengthy video collection from Washington’s blog:

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/videos-photos-odessan-massacre-done.html

Updated: The Odessa Massacre:

https://euromaidangenocidenovorossiya.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/the-odessa-massacre/

As Victory Day in Russia approaches, people in America and Europe have a choice to make:

a) We can abandon our pointless and aggressive policies regarding Russia, and honor the cooperation between the USA and Russia during World War II in the fight against fascism by supporting and encouraging Russia (as an ally and equal partner) to act as a mediator and peacekeeper in Ukraine before it escalates into a bloody civil war.

b) The very least the US and NATO can do is butt out of Russia’s business and refuse to start a world war or even a nuclear confrontation with Russia over Ukraine.

Kiev was the victim of a fascist coup and the proof can now be seen in Odessa, as the pathetic, unelected government in Kiev cannot gather any mass support, so they now must resort to Nazi Right Sector support in their war on eastern Ukrainians – who do not want bad relations with Russia, do not want IMF conditionalities and brutal austerity, and absolutely refuse to accept the Kiev fascist clique as a legitimate government.

Crimean leaders blame Kiev for selling Ukraine off for IMF loans, from The Voice of Russia:

…the country’s entire gas pipeline system will be handed over for free in the American company Chevron’s ownership the moment the basic agreement is signed, while the owners of the Mariupol, Zaporizhzhya and Dnipropetrovsk steel mills will be obliged to surrender their 50% stakes to Germany’s Ruhr.

The Donbass coal industry will be handed over to Ruhr’s subsidiary in Finland…

Kyiv has pledged to make territory available near Kharkiv to host US missile defense systems and a wing of American fighter jets to provide cover for the missile defense installations…

Ukraine’s interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has assured the West that Kiev will fulfill all of the IMF’s terms in order to secure a loan, Kovitidi said.

Gas prices for municipal companies will have to be increased by 50% and for private will double.

Electricity tariffs will be raised by 40%, housing utility tariffs will be raised, too, gasoline excises will go up 60% and transportation tariffs 50%, while state support for childbirth will be cancelled, the free distribution of textbooks will be annulled at schools and the VAT relief will be scrapped in rural regions…

VAT will be introduced on medications, which will push up prices and bring citizens’ living standards down,” Kovitidi said.

“The planned annulment of the moratorium on the sale of farmland looks appalling. The selloff of Ukraine’s black soil zone, including to foreign countries, may have disastrous economic and social consequences,” she said.

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_09/Crimean-leaders-blame-Kiev-for-selling-Ukraine-off-for-IMF-loans-1082/

Neo-Nazis in Ukraine:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/there-are-no-neo-nazis-in-the-ukraine-and-the-obama-administration-does-not-support-fascists/5370269

It’s time to demand our leaders, especially President Obama, denounce the Kiev fascist clique and butt out of Russia’s business! Do the American people really want to stand beside open, admitted Nazis as they burn peaceful protesters alive?

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/ukraine-and-syria-take-action-keep-saying-no-to-war/

Do atrocities only matter when they happen to America or our friends? Maybe you should take the time to read Vladimir Putin’s excellent New York Times op-ed if you already haven’t:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Ukrainian coup – some things you may have missed:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/ukrainian-uprising-coup-some-things-you-may-have-missed/

The Crimea referendum – why you probably shouldn’t care:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/the-crimea-referendum-why-you-probably-shouldnt-care/

Russophobia series:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/russophobia/

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/russophobia-ii-a-vague-and-confused-sense-of-paranoia/

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/russian-propaganda-and-the-rainbow-bridge-of-hysteria/

Links:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/whos-the-propagandist-us-or-rt/5380066

http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-boosts-military-build-up-against-russia-as-protests-spread-in-east-ukraine/5379997

http://www.globalresearch.ca/twisting-putins-words-on-ukraine/5380283

http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukrainian-crisis-was-always-about-containing-russia/5380075

http://www.globalresearch.ca/brzezinski-calls-for-sending-weapons-to-regime-in-ukraine/5380304

Ukraine and Syria – take action, keep saying NO to war!

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In 2013, the warmongers of Europe and America, led by US Secretary of State John Kerry, pulled out all the stops for a time-limited, scope-limited, humanitarian, kinetic military action with no boots on the ground (in other words – bombing the Hell out of someone) in order to save the children of Syria (in other words – to get rid of President Bashar al-Assad and install a Western-backed puppet regime.)

The people of Europe and America (with a little help from Russia) overwhelmingly said – NO!

The war-hawk Johns (Kerry and McCain) and gang were long on doublespeak and short on evidence:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/did-assad-gas-his-own-people-or-is-this-a-false-flag-attack-by-the-opposition/

But the warmongers never sleep, and they don’t like taking no for an answer. They’re back with new tricks:

Is Assad Now Using Chlorine to Gas His Own People?

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/04/29/is_assad_using_chlorine_gas_syria_chemical_attacks

So… Assad had to get rid of his best chemical weapons (thanks to Russia), and now he’s resorting to chlorine gas! Where’s the evidence? And what’s the source for this new allegation? Yes, as usual… activists!

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/syrian-activists-accused-regime-new-gas-attacks

And once again, no matter how many times the American people say no, the weapons keep on flowing to the al Qaida-linked militants who are fighting to overthrow a government that has never been hostile toward the US:

The CIA wants to use fingerprint scanners and GPS devices to make sure Syria’s rebels target Assad — not the West

http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/04/29/syrian-rebels-might-turn-the-guns-we-give-them-back-on-us/

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/04/29/how_do_you_teach_an_old_gun_new_tricks?utm_content=buffer4b6fd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This is why it’s more important than ever to remind our public servants in government that we do not agree to any type of war against Syria – humanitarian, kinetic or otherwise – and we don’t care if it means boots on the ground or in the air or whatever type of footwear is used – the answer has been, is and always will be NO! 

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Call or email Congress:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/general/one_item_and_teasers/contacting.htm

Russia and Ukraine

By the way, while you have your representative on the phone, remind them that…

– Ukraine is none of our business. It’s very far away and the US has no national interests connected with Ukraine.

– Ukraine is Russia’s business. It borders Russia.

– Ukraine is the victim of a fascist coup. America and Russia agree (and have always agreed) on the topic of fascism: it’s bad.

– Ukraine is not worth risking a military confrontation with Russia (a nuclear power) over. It’s called World War III: it’s a bad idea.

– Ukraine is not worth the blood of even a single American soldier.

– If anything, we should be supporting Russia as an ally against fascism!

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/ukrainian-uprising-coup-some-things-you-may-have-missed/

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/the-crimea-referendum-why-you-probably-shouldnt-care/

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Why Everything You’ve Read about Ukraine is Wrong, from Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleadershipforum/2014/05/19/why-everything-youve-read-about-ukraine-is-wrong/

Chances are, if you’re reading this and it’s the year 2014, the economy of your own country is in serious trouble. Contact your elected representatives and tell them to butt out of Russia’s business and get to work on an economic recovery plan for your country.

http://againstausterity.org/

http://tarpley.net/docs/five-point-program.pdf

GET ACTIVE… OR GET RADIOACTIVE!

Petitions

Act Now to Avoid War over Ukraine! To President Obama:

http://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/president-obama-act-now-to-avoid-war-over-ukraine?bucket&source=facebook-share-button&time=1400200702

Halt Momentum Toward War in Ukraine:

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/halt-momentum-toward-war-in-ukraine?source=direct_link

Tell the White House and Congress: No support for neo-Nazis in Ukraine!

https://secure2.convio.net/pep/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=4841FB3B6BA4FE09B43C89AD99C89530.app252a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=505

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Links

http://www.globalresearch.ca/there-are-no-neo-nazis-in-the-ukraine-and-the-obama-administration-does-not-support-fascists/5370269

http://rt.com/news/156032-lavrov-us-ukraine-propaganda/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/washington-fuels-rise-of-neo-nazism-and-anti-semitism-in-ukraine-the-role-of-john-mccain/5373569

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/04/28/ukrainian-soldiers-killed-neo-nazi-refusing-fire-own-people.html

http://tarpley.net/civil-war-rages-in-ukraine-with-russian-riposte-not-far-off/

http://tarpley.net/metaphysical-doubts-concerning-the-existence-of-modern-ukraine-a-1918-creation-of-the-german-general-staff/

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/mass-murder-in-the-middle-east-is-funded-by-our-friends-the-saudis-8990736.html