Saturday, August 30, 2014

EU And USA To Try New Approach On Ukraine Crisis (Humor)

EU And USA To Try New Approach On Ukraine Crisis

EU And USA To Try New Approach On Ukraine Crisis

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EU and Us will try new ways to push Russia out of Ukraine. Western officials realized that all of their efforts have been failing and nothing is working to make Vladimir Putin stop invasion.

“He doesn’t care about sanctions, so we have to try some new things.” Said Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany. New approach planned by EC and USA are based on Reverse Psychology methods. Instead of condemning Russia’s actions, west will be encouraging and praising every step Russia will take to occupy its neighbors. According to high European politicians it’s either this or losing dignity.

“When we condemn Russia or impose sanctions against it, they don’t care and it hurts, it really does. We feel like dumpees who can’t get over the relationship, so from now on we are going to act cool and show Russia that we are very much OK.” Merkel explained.

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest told Chitinews.com, that Obama Administration approves new plan to treat Russia with reverse psychology. “President consulted with Dr. Phil and he had no problem with it. The plan is approved by nation’s leading psychologist.” Earnest said. Besides Dr. Phill plan has been approved by French college liberals, who think that McDonald’s is doing more harm to humanity and burgers are more evil, than Russia invading other countries and killing innocent people.

As the first step of the new plan, President Obama will invite Vladimir Putin to a golf game in Michigan.

Dear President Putin, Please accept our apologies...

 

Dear President Putin,

Please accept our apologies for the behavior of our Governments and Media. Western Nations, led by the United States, seem determined to start a war with Russia. A sane person would recognize the terrible consequences of such a war and would do everything in their power to avoid it. In fact it appears that this is exactly what you are doing. In the face of an endless stream of lies and provocations you have managed to keep Russia from being drawn into a nuclear war.1,2
Events surrounding the war in Ukraine are twisted to represent you as an aggressor when the facts clearly show otherwise. Neo-Nazi gangs commit atrocities against the citizens of Novorussia on a daily basis and they receive political and financial support from Western governments.  The Ukrainian army has attacked Russian checkpoints and towns and regularly bombs refugees attempting to flee the country. Russia was blamed for the destruction of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, even though the evidence suggests that the flight was shot down by the Ukrainian army. You offer humanitarian aid to the people of Luhansk and you are accused of smuggling weapons into Ukraine.3
Why are you the target of these lies and provocations? The pathological criminals of the West are pushing for war with Russia because they need an external enemy. As long as the people are focused on “Russian aggression” they remain unaware of those truly responsible for the decline of the American economy and social system. The last great president of the United States, John F Kennedy, described our common enemy in 1961:
We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.
It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations… Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.4
Since that time the government of the United States and other Western nations have been infiltrated by this “ruthless conspiracy”. While it is not necessarily unified we believe that its leaders think and act without the burden of a normal human conscience. This is why they are willing to sacrifice the lives of millions or billions of people. They supply Israel with weapons that are used for the wholesale slaughter of thousands of Palestinians. They militarize police in places like Ferguson, MO to protect and strengthen their power over the people. They lie to start wars that take the lives of millions of people to increase their political power. They are despicable.5,6
Like JFK you have a military background, so you are bound by a sense of duty to protect and serve the people of Russia. It appears that like him you recognized the madness of nuclear war and have turned towards peace.7 You refuse to endorse the American empire and you are working to undermine its power without engaging in direct military conflict. Instead Russia has developed closer relationships with many countries through organizations like BRICS, has forgiven old debts and worked with its partners to meet goals that serve the interests of the people. The idea of international partnerships has been called a multipolar approach and it contrasts sharply with the unipolar, imperialist policies of the US where all countries’ resources are controlled to benefit a powerful few–and at the expense of We the People.
We reject the greed, hatred and lust for power displayed by our “leaders”. We are outraged and horrified by the killing of millions of innocent people in the name of freedom and self defense. We want peace and justice for all people. We want a real and lasting peace, the kind of peace that JFK once spoke of:
What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children–not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women–not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.8
True peace and justice are impossible as long as the “ruthless conspiracy” rules the United States and other nations from the shadows. We pray that through our mutual efforts we may defeat the power-hungry and ruthless criminals who seek to enslave us all. We pray that we may instead foster a genuine peace that makes life on Earth worth living.
Sincerely,
  • Adam Baum - United States
  • Thomas Czerwonka - France
  • Shane LaChance - United States
  • Angela Sellers - United States
  • G Brooks - United States
  • Mario Williams - Brazil
  • michael Rasmussen - Denmark
  • S Turner - United States
  • William Barbe - United States
  • Sergey K - Germany
  • zim cordero - Costa Rica
  • Mike L - United States
  • Bo Azizi - Netherlands
  • Laurie Natter - United States
  • Kamil Kondrat - Poland
  • Gabriela Segura - Costa Rica
  • Mary Beth - United States
  • Ante Šarlija - Croatia
  • Meg MacDonald - United States
  • Beau Christensen - United States
  • Bahar A - Netherlands
  • Carolyn MacCallum - United States
  • France Lemire - Canada
  • James L - United States
  • Zoran J. - Croatia
  • Adam Howard - Australia

Sources:

  1. Sott.net – Signs of the Times, The World for People who Think
  2. Putin is trying to save the world from war by Paul Craig Roberts
  3. Asymmetric Warfare: MH17 False-Flag Terror and the ‘War’ on Gaza
  4. Commencement Address at American University, June 10, 1963
  5. Political Ponerology (A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes) by Andrew M. Lobaczewski
  6. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  7. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass
  8. The President and the Press, April 27, 1961
  9. An open letter from the Netherlands to President Putin
  10. Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron
  11. The NATO Syndrome, the EU’s Eastern Partnership Program, and the EAU
  12. Ukraine on verge of collapse as Kiev forces capitulate: U.S. ‘catapults the propaganda’ with another desperate ‘Russian invasion’ ploy
  13. Is Putin incorruptible? U.S. insider’s view of the Russian president’s character and his country’s transformation
  14. No-Bluff Putin – Anyone who says Russia is losing in Ukraine doesn’t understand how this game is played. 
  15. Putin: Ukraine is a Battlefield for the New World Order
  16. Putin blamed for #MH17 to launch attack on BRICS creation of real world bank to replace US fake world bank
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Militias took control of Novoselovka and Cartilaginous, blocked in Mariupol

Militias took control

of Novoselovka and Cartilaginous, blocked in Mariupol


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Militias took control of Novoselovka and Cartilaginous, blocked Mariupol










Headquarters army of the Donetsk national Republic reported that the
militias managed to block Mariupol, taking control of the section of the
 highway linking the city of Zaporozhye region.

As gets reported in the Ministry of defence DND, troops continue the
offensive. Militia controls 9 settlements, and now almost blocked
Mariupol: to the city from different parts of the front now - from 12 to
 25 kilometers. According to staff, from the beginning of the
counteroffensive of the militia managed to reach the coast of the Azov
sea and take control of a significant part of the territory bordering
the Russian Federation.

Data Mariupol on Friday was absent in the daily summary
information-analytical center of the NSDC of Ukraine, which monitors the
 operational situation in the zone of military action. Meanwhile, in the
 first half of the day the head of the Ukrainian group "Information
resistance", close to the military, Dmitry Tymchuk reported that "in the
 area of Mariupol force ATO conduct engineering equipment areas and
mining tankouban directions".

Meanwhile, the commander of the Ukrainian battalion of the so-called
territorial defence "Aidar" Sergey Melnichuk reported that his men
retreated from the villages Gravelly and Novoselovka near Lugano.
"Retreat battalion "Aidar" from Gravelly and Novoselovka is due to the
fact that the numerical superiority of the enemy was repeated," said
Melnychuk in the video, posted on YouTube.

Previously militia Luhansk national Republic declared that took control
of the village Novoselovka. "Attacked and liberated Novoselovka. During
the battle destroyed the mortar with the calculation. Captured four
mortar ammunition depot and a large number of small arms", - said the
Agency "new Russia".

In the South-East of Ukraine continued military action. In the village
of Angry Donetsk region, security forces fired on a convoy of refugees,
there are victims. On the Northern and North-Western outskirts of
Donetsk, Ilovaysk, Debaltsevo, Starobeshevo, Larino, ospino Donetsk
oblast night fighting. Security forces losses of up to 60 persons killed
 and wounded. Militias destroyed 4 tanks, 8 BMP, 4 BTR, 7 trucks,
mortar. In Amvrosiyivka (Donetsk region) grouping of security forces
surrounded near the city, tried unsuccessfully to break through the
ring. The national guard under lost 2 BMP and 5 trucks.

Illyria, Melancolico, Red Beam, Rudakova (Luhansk region) - night
fighting. The village Novoselovka (Luhansk region) managed to completely
 release from the security forces.

Source: http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=1929875&cid=9
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Photo Essay: What Remains of Donetsk | By Brendan Hoffman

Photo Essay: What Remains of Donetsk

Brendan Hoffman
A man leans out the window of an apartment building that was hit by a suspected Grad rocket in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Photographer Brendan Hoffman returned in late July to Donetsk, the industrial city in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists declared the Donetsk People’s Republic in April after a referendum in which they said residents voted overwhelmingly to break away from Ukraine. Since then, the city has been the headquarters for separatist forces and has repeatedly come under assault by Ukrainian forces determined to reassert control.
Brendan_Hoffman_02 A man uses a knife to remove broken glass from the windows of his apartment after the building was struck by a suspected Grad rocket.
Brendan_Hoffman_03 Local residents look at damage suspected of being from a Grad rocket strike on an apartment building.
Brendan_Hoffman_04 Residents of the Ploshchadka neighborhood, which has been heavily bombarded in recent days, gather outside a basement shelter.
Brendan_Hoffman_05 A woman cries while talking on the telephone outside an apartment building that was suspected of being hit by a Grad rocket.
In May, Donetsk was a city I enjoyed spending time in. I had rented a cozy apartment, and there were plenty of good and cheap restaurants where reporters and photographers gathered, editing pictures on our laptops at the end of a long day. Now locals tell me that up to two-thirds of the residents have left. Many businesses are closed, their windows boarded up or covered with aluminum foil. There’s an 11 p.m. curfew, and at rebel checkpoints you can find prisoners filling sandbags and digging trenches as punishment for staying out too late, or drinking in public, or looting. The streets are mostly, but not completely, deserted, making me wonder just what those left are thinking. Of course I asked, and everyone told me there was nowhere else to go.
Brendan Hoffman Ploshchadka residents await an escort from pro-Russia rebels to leave the neighborhood.
Brendan Hoffman People prepare to board a train traveling from Donetsk to Moscow, away from areas with heavy fighting in Yasinovataya, Ukraine.
Brendan Hoffman A man bikes along the shore of the Kalmius reservoir.
Brendan Hoffman Marta, a pro-Russia rebel, at a camp by a checkpoint on the outskirts of Horlivka, Ukraine.
Brendan Hoffman A pro-Russia rebel eats borscht at a camp by a checkpoint near Horlivka.
Near the northern edge of the city, close to the airport, is a frontline district called Ploshchadka that has been shelled constantly by the Ukrainian army. The rebels agreed to grant us access but insisted on escorting us for safety. We followed them through empty residential streets at 80 miles per hour, weaving around craters left by rockets, some of which were still sticking up out of the pavement. Here and there we found pockets of people clustered in front of buildings that had not yet been destroyed. They had plenty of food, they insisted, and relied on the rebels to bring them only bread, water and cigarettes. Nearby, two shots rang out. A driver had failed to heed or notice a signal to stop. It was just a warning, and he seemed unfazed.
Brendan Hoffman A woman steps over rubble from an apartment building that was hit by a rocket.
Brendan Hoffman An apartment that was heavily damaged after the building was hit by a rocket.
Brendan Hoffman People in the Oktyabrskaya neighborhood look at an apartment building, which was hit and damaged by artillery fire.
Brendan Hoffman A young girl who lives in a neighboring apartment to those destroyed by a suspected Grad rocket.
One day, we heard some loud explosions near the center of the city. We found the place, where half a dozen shells had hit some apartment buildings and a science institute. Just outside the front door of one building were three large craters where shells had landed only feet from the building’s janitor. He was killed instantly. We later learned he had fled to Donetsk with his family from a town near the former rebel stronghold of Slovyansk to escape the fighting there. At the science institute, we were told only one person was in the entire building at the time it was hit, and he was in the exact room where the shell landed. He wasn’t dead, but it wasn’t clear if he would live.
Brendan Hoffman A man surveys the damage from a shell which hit and burned a house in Oktyabrskaya.
Brendan Hoffman An apartment that was heavily damaged after the building was hit by a rocket.
Brendan Hoffman A woman whose apartment was heavily damaged by a rocket.
Brendan Hoffman Women buy and sell vegetables on a street corner in Oktyabrskaya, where most shops have closed.
At a checkpoint on the edge of the embattled city of Horlivka, I waited for a high-level commander to arrive and give permission for me to enter the city. I chatted with a man named Dennis who was standing around looking lost. We discovered we were born in the same year, 1980, and I learned there’s a word for that in Russian. Dennis identified himself as a militiaman, which didn’t square with his civilian clothes. Pressed a bit further, he said his family had been killed by shelling in Horlivka the day before. With nothing left, he was joining the fight. He didn’t want to talk about it anymore. A long line of cars waited to leave the city.​
Brendan Hoffman A couple from Horlivka wait for a train away from areas with heavy fighting.
Brendan Hoffman The grave of Vladimir Mitrofanovich Fkhorikh, a janitor who was killed by a shell that exploded near him outside the apartment building where he worked. Fkhorikh and his family had fled to Donetsk to escape fighting in his hometown, near the former rebel stronghold of Slovyansk.
Brendan Hoffman is a documentary photographer based in Moscow, Russia and Kiev, Ukraine, where his work reflects his interest in the ways economic and political structures shape modern society and the weight of history on everyday life. More of his work is available on his website.
 

Western Ukrainian fighters leave war, citing poor to no Kiev support

Western Ukrainian fighters leave war, cite poor support

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Aug. 28, 2014, 10:45 p.m. | Ukraine — by Lily Hyde
A man reads the notice on the grave of Major Yuri Baran of the 5th Carpathian battalion, killed near Amvrosiivka on July 8 and buried in Memorial Square in Ivano-Frankivsk.
 
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 Soldiers from western Ukraine retreated from the war front near Amvrosiivka in Donetsk Oblast on Aug. 23 while, back home in Ivano-Frankivsk, desperate wives and mothers blocked roads demanding the return of their men.
It is yet another setback in a difficult week for Ukraine’s army leadership, as volunteer battalions stranded for 10 days in Ilovaisk, a city some 50 kilometers east of Donetsk, called for a picket of the General Staff military headquarters to demand reinforcements and better arms. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces withdrew from Novoazovsk, east of Mariupol, on Aug. 28 as Russian army soldiers advanced. The National Security and Defence Council said on Aug. 27 that several settlements around Amvrosiivka are now under the control of Russian forces.
Speaking to the Kyiv Post by phone, the commander of the 5th Carpathian territorial defense battalion, Vitaliy Komar, said the unit was forced to withdraw from Amvrosiyivka when it was continuously shelled across the border from Russia by heavy artillery, as well as by tanks and artillery barrages from Russian forces inside Ukraine, destroying ammunition and provisions. The battalion has been at the frontline for nearly two months, since July 5, with no armored vehicles or heavy weaponry, he says.
“They took the decision to retreat until they get fully kitted out by the Defense Ministry,” Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast council member Yuri Romanyuk said.
Officials at Ukraine’s Defense Ministry and Security Service, including anti-terrorist center spokesperson Oleksiy Dmytrashkivsky, did not comment.
According to Komar, his battalion was the last Ukrainian military force to leave the area, with regular army units from the 24th and 72nd brigades, as well as other units, having retreated earlier. His unit had two killed in action since July 5, and seven wounded.
By Aug. 27, the battalion had left the war zone and made its way to the city of Znamyanka in Kirovohrad Oblast. Romanyuk said they were in discussion with the Defense Ministry whether to continue home to their base in Ivano-Frankivsk region, or be sent back to the Anti-Terrorist Operation.
In what is becoming a repeated refrain, the apparent failure of the government to provide its soldiers with even the most basic supplies is undermining both the conduct of the war and the morale of those fighting it.
“They were dumped,” said Romanyuk. “And absolutely all the territorial defense battalions are in this position. So they are in revolt against the Ministry of Defense. No one wants to endure this idiotic command anymore, and this inadequate attitude to soldiers, to the needs of the army and the National Guard.”
When they were sent east on July 4, men from the 5th battalion joked that they had not enough bullet-proof vests between them. “We’ll share,” one told local TV cameras. “Two people can wear one vest, so we’re covered front and back.”
The 420 men drove off in yellow school buses, wearing mismatched camouflage and boots their mothers had bought for them. Then, they underwent 45 days training, after which thedivision was sent straight under the fire near the Ukrainian-Russian border. On July 8 their chief of staff, Major Yuri Baran, was killed. Since his death, one other soldier from the unit, 23-year-old Volodymyr Danyliuk, died in an ambush on Aug. 13 at the hands of Russian forces.
Mothers and wives have been calling ever since on an unresponsive government to either provide adequate arms and backup for the 5th battalion, or else rotate them out of the frontline and send them home. On Aug. 25 they blocked a bridge in Ivano-Frankivsk, paralyzing traffic into the town for several hours.
“We’ve knocked on every single door, and all the answers we get is that no one can do anything, our boys are doing their duty,” said Olga, whose husband is in the battalion. Olga, like all the women, did not want to give her last name for fear her husband would be punished or accused of cowardice. When the battalion was informed it would be sent east, draftees who did not want to fight without proper equipment were told they could be sentenced to 2-5 years for desertion.
A March 17 presidential decree requires every region of Ukraine to raise a territorial defense battalion, where volunteers can join draftees like Olga’s husband, who received his call-up papers one midnight in May. According to Olga, the vast majority of soldiers in the 5th battalion are draftees who were initially told they would remain in Ivano-Frankivsk to defend strategic targets like gas pipelines.
Impoverished Ivano-Frankivsk region raised nearly seven million hryvnias for food and equipment for its battalion, including helmets and bulletproof vests.
Councilman Romanyuk spoke to the Kyiv Post in-between negotiating the purchase of thermal underwear and bullet-proof vests. “We buy it all with our own money and send it ourselves,” he said. “No one else is looking after soldiers on the front line.”
This nationwide volunteer effort supporting the army is losing patience with what is increasingly viewed as incompetence or even sabotage by authorities.   
“The 5th battalion’s moral, political and patriotic spirit is really high, they are ready to fight, but to fight within reason,” said Romanyuk. “To die stupidly with no justification – someone should take responsibility for that. A government who in three months is unable to buy helmets and bullet-proof vests has no moral right to be in power during wartime.”

Current US military space policy is primarily geared toward two countries, China and Russia.

The Pentagon’s Strategy for World Domination: Full Spectrum Dominance, from Asia to Africa

Global Research, August 25, 2014
Current US military space policy is primarily geared toward two countries, China and Russia.
In May 2000 the Washington Post published an article called “For Pentagon, Asia Moving to Forefront.” The article stated that, “The Pentagon is looking at Asia as the most likely arena for future military conflict, or at least competition.” The article said the US would double its military presence in the region and essentially attempt to manage China.
Missile-Defense-How-it-would-workThe Pentagon’s missile system.
The Pentagon has become the primary resource extraction service for corporate capital. Whether it is Caspian Sea oil and natural gas, rare earth minerals found in Africa, Libya’s oil deposits, or Venezuelan oil, the US’s increasingly high-tech military is on the case.
President Obama’s former National Security Adviser, Gen. James Jones had previously served as the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. In 2006, Gen. Jones told the media,
“NATO is developing a special plan to safeguard oil and gas fields in the [Caspian Sea] region…. Our strategic goal is to expand to Eastern Europe and Africa.”
In a past quadrennial National Intelligence Strategy report, former U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair claimed that Russia “may continue to seek avenues for reasserting power and influence in ways that complicate U.S. interests…[and] China competes for the same resources the United States needs, and is in the process of rapidly modernizing its military.”
Using NATO as a military tool, the US is now surrounding Russia and easily dragged the supposedly European-based alliance into the Afghanistan war and Libya attack. The US is turning NATO into a global military alliance, even to be used in the Asian-Pacific region.
ENERGY & MISSILE OFFENSE
In mid-March of 2009 the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) held a conference in Washington. At that meeting Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) stated, “Missile defense is an important element of our nation’s defense. For example, it is a high priority to field effective defenses for our forward-deployed forces against the many hundreds of existing short- and medium-range missiles.”
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Patriot missiles.
The Obama administration is currently deploying “missile defense” (MD) systems in Turkey, Romania, Poland and on Navy destroyers entering the Black Sea. The NATO military noose is tightening around Russia.
Russia has the world’s largest deposits of natural gas and significant supplies of oil. The US has recently built military bases in Romania and Bulgaria and will soon be adding more in Albania. NATO has expanded eastward into Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, right on Russia’s border. Georgia, Ukraine, Sweden and Finland are also on the list to become members of the cancerous NATO.
An Indian journalist observes,
“The arc of encirclement of Russia gets strengthened. NATO ties facilitate the [eventual] deployment of the US missile defense system in Georgia. The US aims to have a chain of countries tied to ‘partnerships’ with NATO brought into its missile defense system – stretching from its allies in the Baltic to those in Central Europe. The ultimate objective of this is to neutralize the strategic capability of Russia and China and to establish its nuclear superiority. The National Defense Strategy document, issued by the Pentagon on July 31, 2008, portrays Washington’s perception of a resurgent Russia and a rising China as potential adversaries.”
Just as we have seen the balkanization of Yugoslavia, Libya, and Iraq by US-NATO it appears that the same strategy has been developed for Russia. With NATO’s continuing military encirclement of Russia the plan appears to be to draw Moscow into a military quagmire in Ukraine that will weaken that nation. The Rand Corporation has studies that call for the break-up of Russia into many smaller pieces thus giving western corporations better access to the vast resource base available there.
The recent announcement by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) that they have created a $100 billion international development bank to rival the IMF and World Bank has angered western corporate controlled governments who don’t want any challenge to their management of the global economy. Directly after the BRICS announcement we witnessed an escalation of the US-NATO funded and directed civil war in Ukraine.
The Harper government is now recommending that Canada join the US missile defense program. Canadian military corporations are itching to open the flood gates to the national treasury – the profits from a junior partnership with the US in an arms race in space are too much to pass up. But first more cuts must be made to the Canadian national health care program and other valuable social welfare programs. In the US the military industrial complex has targeted the “entitlement programs” – Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and what is left of “welfare” for defunding to help pay for the expensive military space technology agenda.
Canada has also undertaken the construction of “armed combat vessels” at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax. This $25 billion program, the largest military appropriation in Canadian history, was supported by every political party in the country. Why does Canada need such a monumental war ship building program?
THE NAVY’S EXPANDING ROLE
As ice melts in the Arctic, the US Navy anticipates that it will have to increase its presence in the region to “protect shipping”. Over the past 25 years, the Arctic has seen a 40% reduction in ice as a result of global warming. Maine’s Independent Senator Angus King recently wrote “gas and oil reserves that were previously inaccessible” will soon be available for extraction. Last spring Sen. King took a ride on a US nuclear submarine under the Arctic ice. Also along for the ride was Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, who told the New York Times: “We need to be sure that our sensors, weapons and people are proficient in this part of the world,” so that we can “own the undersea domain and get anywhere there.”
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A new Navy report called “US Navy Arctic Roadmap: 2014-2030” states: “Ice in the Arctic has been receding faster than we previously thought…and offers an increase in activity.” The Arctic region holds a plethora of undiscovered fossil fuels and natural resources, including an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil, 1,669 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 44 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, the roadmap says.
The report warns that the Navy will face serious logistical challenges and will need to examine ways to distribute fuel in the region to “air and surface platforms”. Operating bases will be needed to host deployed military personnel. Partnerships with nations that border the Arctic and more warships will be needed to ensure that the undersea resources are kept in the hands of US-NATO and away from competitors like Russia.
US Secretary of War Chuck Hagel stated in late 2013 that, “By taking advantage of multilateral training opportunities with partners in the region, we will enhance our cold-weather operational experience, and strengthen our military-to-military ties with other Arctic nations.”
SCUPPERING PEACE
President Obama has in the past called for the abolition of nuclear weapons. The Russians, watching an advancing NATO and MD deployments near their borders, are telling the world that any real hopes for serious nuclear weapons reductions are in jeopardy.
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Russia and China attempt to prohibit space weapons at the United Nations.
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev delivered the opening address at the “Overcoming Nuclear Dangers” conference in Rome on April 16, 2009. He noted, “Unless we address the need to demilitarize international relations, reduce military budgets, put an end to the creation of new kinds of weapons and prevent weaponization of outer space, all talk about a nuclear-weapon-free world will be just inconsequential rhetoric.”
The entire US military empire is tied together using space technology. With military satellites in space the US can see virtually everything on the Earth, can intercept all communications on the planet, and can target virtually any place at any time. Russia and China understand that the US military goal is to achieve “full spectrum dominance” on behalf of corporate capital.
Using new space technologies to coordinate and direct modern warfare also enables the military industrial complex to reap massive profits as it constructs the architecture for what the aerospace industry claims will be the “largest industrial project” in Earth history.
TARGET: ASIA
The deployment of Navy Aegis destroyers in the Asian-Pacific region, with MD interceptors on-board, ostensibly to protect against North Korean missile launches, gives the US greater ability to launch preemptive first-strike attacks on China.
The US now has 30 ground-based MD interceptors deployed in South Korea. Many peace activists there maintain that the ultimate target of these systems is not North Korea, but China and Russia.Europian_Missile_Defense
Europe’s leaders are complicit in Full Spectrum Dominance.
The current US military expansion underway in Hawaii, South Korea, Japan, Guam, Okinawa, Taiwan, Australia, Philippines and other Pacific nations is indeed a key strategy in this offensive “pivot” to control China.
An additional US goal is to have the “host” countries make significant contributions toward helping the Pentagon cover the cost of this massively expensive escalation.
For many years the US Space Command has been annually war gaming a first-strike attack on China. Set in the year 2017 the Pentagon first launches the military space plan that flies through the heavens and unleashes a devastating first-strike attack on China’s nuclear forces – part of the new “Global Strike” program.
In the war game China then attempts to launch a retaliatory strike with its tens of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the west coast of the continental US. But US “missile defense” systems, currently deployed in Japan, South Korea, Australia, Guam and Taiwan, help take out China’s disabled nuclear response. base protest
Peaceful protestors, Japan.
Obama’s former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ comments were quite revealing in 2009 when he said, “We’re converting more Navy Aegis ships to have ballistic missile defense that would help against China.”
Missile defense, sold to the public as a purely defensive system, is really designed by the Pentagon to be the shield after the first-strike sword has lunged into the heart of a particular nation’s nuclear arsenal.
Living in Bath, Maine, I have a special perspective on this US-China military competition. In my town, the Navy builds the Aegis destroyers that are outfitted with MD systems. Congressional leaders from my state maintain that more Pentagon funds for Aegis shipbuilding are needed to “contain” China.
Renowned author Noam Chomsky says US foreign and military policy is now all about controlling most of the world’s oil supply as a “lever of world domination.” One way to keep Europe, China, India and other emerging markets dependent on the US and in sync with its policies is to maintain control of the fossil fuel supply they’re reliant on. Even as the US economy is collapsing, the Pentagon appears to be saying, whoever controls the keys to the world’s economic engine still remains in charge.
China, for example, imports up to 80% of its oil on ships through the Yellow Sea. If any competitor nation was able to militarily control that transit route and choke off China’s oil supply, its economy could be held hostage.
One is able to see how the Pentagon will use the South Korean Navy base on Jeju Island, now being constructed despite a seven-year determined non-violent campaign opposing the base, to support fallujahthe potential coastal blockade of China.
Victim of Anglo-American nuclear weapons: Fallujah, 2004.
CONCLUSIONS
For many years Russia and China have introduced resolutions at the UN calling for negotiations on a new treaty that would ban weapons in space.
Since the mid-‘80s every UN member nation has supported the “Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space” (PAROS) resolution, with the exception of the US, Israel, and Micronesia.
This was true during the Clinton presidency as well as during the reign of George W. Bush and now under Obama as well.
hiroshimaVictim of US nuclear weapons: Hiroshima, 1945.
A full-blown arms race between the US, Russia and China will be a disaster for the world and would make life on Earth less secure. At the very time that global resources are urgently needed to deal with the coming harsh realities of climate change and growing poverty, we can hardly afford to see more money wasted on the further militarization of space and greater superpower conflict.
The Pentagon actually has the largest carbon boot print on the planet. The US insisted that the Pentagon be excluded from the Kyoto climate change protocols and refused to sign the agreements unless the Pentagon was exempted.
As the US undertakes arming the world to the benefit of corporate globalization our local communities have become addicted to military spending. As we oppose the aggressive US military empire overseas we must also talk about the job issue back at home. Calling for conversion of the military industrial complex, demanding that our industrial base be transformed to create a renewable energy infrastructure for the 21st century, helps us come into coalition with weapons production workers who must now support the killing machine if they hope to feed their families.nuclear explosion
Image: UK Ministry of Defence warns of new technologies’ potential to trigger a ‘doomsday scenario’
Studies have long shown that conversion from military production to creating needed systems like rail, solar or wind turbines not only help deal with the challenges of climate change but also create many more jobs.
It’s ultimately a question about the soul of the nation – what does it say about us as a people when we continue to build weapons to kill people around the world so workers can put food on the table back home?
What is needed now more than ever is unified global campaigning across issue lines. Peace, social justice, environment, labor and other movements must work harder to link our issues and build integrated grassroots movements against the destructive power of the corporate oligarchies that run most of our western governments. The rush to privatize social welfare and the privatization of foreign and military policy must be challenged if we are to successfully protect the future generations.
 Bruce K. Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space and is author of the book Come Together Right Now: Organizing Stories from a Fading Empire. He lives in Bath, Maine.   www.space4peace.org

As Kiev Tries to Terrorize Donetsk Into Submission, US-NATO Fear Russia’s “Big White Trucks”

Russia’s “Humanitarian Invasion”: As Kiev Tries to Terrorize Donetsk Into Submission, US-NATO Fear Russia’s “Big White Trucks”


The West is trying to turn the Russian humanitarian aid convoy “… into a duplicitous dangerous act because it would better fit with the kind of scenario that they have been putting forth about Russia being a predator or being the provocateur,” says renowned author Dr. Michael Parenti, a political scientist from Yale University, a historian, and a cultural critic, in an interview with Radio VR.
Dr. Parenti is the author of over 23 books whose works have been translated into 18 languages. He has given frequent lectures all over the world on a wide range of subjects and is the author of a college level political science textbook. Dr. Parenti’s working class roots may have figured into his motivation to be a defender of the little guy, the exploited and the victims of empire. He has proven himself to be a champion of the truth and a consistent defender of the underdog.
The Russian Federation recently sent a convoy of 270 trucks (with another convoy scheduled to depart in the near future) carrying more than 200,000 tons of humanitarian aid to provide much needed relief to the civilian population of the besieged Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. Dr. Parenti stated that: “The caravan proved to be full of peaceful materials (food and medicine and things like that) and that doesn’t look good from their view. Their goal is to try to make the Russians look as bad as possible, to justify their own aggression against the eastern Ukrainian people and the Republic they tried to set up.”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

08/26/14. Report of the French volunteers Novorossia.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

08/26/14. Report of the French volunteers Novorossia.

08/26/14. Report of the French volunteers Novorossia.

Four men with machine guns and sniper rifle slowly went for Gearbox arrangement of its parts in Donetsk. They somehow immediately discernible foreigners. Victor campy mustache a la cine Hercule Poirot few bears in the region. And maybe, unusual and expensive for the local militia outfit Nicholas, produced by "5.11." Guillaume immediately spoke fluent English, he acted as an interpreter. And Mick stood 40 minutes, without saying a word.
It's not the soldiers, in the classic sense of the term. Although immediately evident that at least two have combat experience under his belt. This is evident from the way a person behaves with weapons. He it seems not to notice, but at the same time is always ready to use. It does not interfere with him. How not to interfere with you in peace cell phone. This idealists, what we've seen in various wars, especially in Libya. Gathered there and the French, and the British and the Americans. They are, however, one thing in common - the Libyan origin. And these four guys came to Ukraine for the first time.
- We are a part of the Eurasian community, political and geopolitical marriage - translate words Guillaume Victor. Looks like this Poirot (militia and called him) in charge here. - First, we have seen a revolution in Kiev, supported by the West, then we saw the aggression against the people of Donbass, and we realized that the real revolution here, not in Kiev.
- Did you have any problems at the border?
- Russian services with passion inspect our luggage, because it was a military clothing, equipment ... They looked at what we have already been in your country - came to Rostov of first contact. And Ukraine is one of us got absolutely illegal. The rest - as tourists. We came to the Maidan, which already looked like a movie set. Ideological people left, remained poor, and sells souvenirs. From the so-called revolution is nothing left. So we went to the East.
- How long you been here?
- A little more than a week. As long as we remain in his unit, and do not take part in active combat. We are waiting for orders from their commanders.
- What do you think about the Ukrainian army?
- We had the opportunity to talk with some in Kiev. They were very demoralized. They do not like Russia, but they do not want to fight. They understand that the pro-Russian forces - it is not the terrorists, that is a real war. The Civil War. They left fighting spirit. As we drove here, we had the opportunity to see the Ukrainian army - they are very tired, abandoned, without material support, lost ... For our morale of the spectacle was very helpful. At the same time, when we see the bombing of the city, we note that the fire from the Ukrainian position. The goal - not military targets. As a rule, the fire fall purely civil, industrial, logistics facilities. Subjected to bombing residential neighborhoods. And I assure you, I was a witness in those areas where there are no shells falling fighters Donbass. It's just a war crime.

- In France, you, too, were the military?
- Victor five years served as a paratrooper in the French army. Nicolas was a fighter elite mountain parts. Both of them were in Afghanistan, Victor also went on business trips to Chad, Côte d'Ivoire. But both of them, thanks to the experience and what he saw, came to the conclusion that the French army is not in the interests of France. Rather, it is a tool of NATO, the tool of American imperialism. And it goes against the interests of France, contrary to its traditional foreign policy.
- And what do you profess? Anti-fascism, socialism, communism?
- This is a new vision of the world, which is formulated mainly Alexander Dugin -evraziystvo. The past century - a century of ideologies. In this century, we do not need ideology. We need a synergy of economic socialism, nationalism, healthy, traditional way of life. And communism or fascism - it is ideology that belong to the past.
- What do you do at home? In between the wars?
- Mick works in a shop. I was a student at the Faculty of History. Nicholas served in the military profession - an instructor trainer. And Victor ... was unemployed.
- How long are going to stay here?
- How much is required for the implementation of our project. We have a project of forming a Eurasian mountain brigade of volunteers, mostly from the West. Basically it is a Franco-Serbian unit. Our presence here - it's the first step.

- And here you meet the Russian military? Maybe the technique?
- We did not see any of the Russian division, no tanks, no military aid. We saw only a humanitarian convoy of Russian. There is a Russian fighters, but they fight as volunteers, not as a regular army units. They buy their equipment and get his own expense. They are not on a mission from the Ministry of Defence and they are not paid by the Russian government.
- And foreigners, but you have a lot?
- In our department - only we four.
- In the Ukrainian army also lacks foreign instructors. Are Americans, for example.
- And the French too. We know them, we know who they are. The battalion "Azov" a guy named Gaston Besson. This Frenchman, he fought in Yugoslavia on the side of the Croats against the Serbs. Prior to Independence, he appeared in the net, then supported Independence, tried to recruit volunteers and French in the right sector. And even offered us to join the SS and start battalion "Azov". We know that he trains them, and that they have ties with NATO.
We said goodbye and lingered to talk with Russian colleagues of the French. It turns out that "Legion", though not involved in direct armed clashes, but perform no less important tasks militia. With high-rise buildings, they keep track of where the peaceful city gets in artillery strikes. And also calculates the mobile group of Ukrainian mortar: "With their help, we tracked down, for example, the commando group, who traveled in a minibus with a truncated roof. Mortars even pull out is not necessary. Braked, straight shot out of the truck and drove on. "
Somewhere near hooted breaks 120mm min, then the work of the French will be added.

26.08.14. Репортаж о французских добровольцах Новороссии.

26.08.14. Репортаж о французских добровольцах Новороссии.

Четверо мужчин с автоматами и снайперской винтовкой не спеша вышли за КПП расположения своей части в Донецке. В них почему-то сразу угадывались иностранцы. Манерные усы Виктора а-ля киношный Эркюль Пуаро мало кто носит в этом регионе. А может, непривычная и дорогая для здешних ополченцев экипировка Николаса, производства фирмы «5.11». Гийом сразу заговорил на беглом английском, он и выступил в роли переводчика. А Мика простоял 40 минут, не промолвив ни слова.
Это не солдаты, в классическом понимании этого термина. Хотя сразу видно, что как минимум у двоих есть боевой опыт за плечами. Это бросается в глаза по тому, как человек ведет себя с оружием. Он его как бы не замечает, но в то же время всегда готов использовать. Оно ему не мешает. Как не мешает вам в мирной жизни мобильный телефон. Это идеалисты, каких мы встречали на разных войнах, особенно в Ливии. Туда съезжались и французы, и британцы, и американцы. Их, правда, объединяло одно — ливийское происхождение. А эти четверо парней приехали на Украину впервые.
- Мы часть евразийского сообщества, политического и геополитического союза, - переводит Гийом слова Виктора. Похоже, этот Пуаро (ополченцы так и прозвали его) тут главный. - Сначала мы видели революцию в Киеве, которую поддержал Запад, потом мы увидели агрессию против народа Донбасса, и мы поняли, что настоящая революция здесь, а не в Киеве.
- У вас были проблемы при пересечении границы?
- Российские службы с пристрастием досматривали наш багаж, потому что в нем была военная одежда, снаряжение... Они посмотрели, что мы уже бывали в вашей стране - приезжали в Ростов для установления первого контакта. А на Украину один из нас попал абсолютно нелегально. Остальные — как туристы. Мы приехали на Майдан, который уже был похож на съемочную площадку. Идейные люди ушли, осталась беднота, торгующая сувенирами. От так называемой революции ничего не осталось. И мы поехали на Восток.
- Долго вы здесь уже?
- Чуть больше недели. Пока мы остаемся в своем подразделении и не принимаем участие в активных боях. Мы ждем приказа своего командования.
- Что вы думаете об украинской армии?
- У нас была возможность поговорить с некоторыми в Киеве. Они были очень деморализованы. Они не любят Россию, но они не хотят воевать. Они понимают, что пророссийские силы — это не террористы, что идет настоящая война. Гражданская война. У них не осталось бойцовского духа. Пока мы ехали сюда, у нас была возможность увидеть украинскую армию — они очень уставшие, брошенные, без материального обеспечения, потерянные... Для нашего морального духа это зрелище было очень полезно. При этом, когда мы видим бомбардировки города, мы отмечаем, что стреляют со стороны украинских позиций. При этом цель — не военные объекты. Как правило, под огонь попадают сугубо гражданские, индустриальные, логистические объекты. Бомбардировкам подвергаются жилые кварталы. И я вас уверяю, я сам был свидетелем, в тех районах, куда падают снаряды нет бойцов Донбасса. Это просто военное преступление.

- А во Франции вы тоже были военными?
- Виктор пять лет служил десантником во французской армии. Николя был бойцом элитных горных частей. Оба они были в Афганистане, Виктор также ездил в командировки в Чад, Кот-д’Ивуар. Но оба они, благодаря опыту и увиденному, пришли к выводу, что французская армия не отвечает интересам Франции. Она скорее является инструментом НАТО, инструментом американского империализма. А это идет против интересов Франции, вразрез с ее традиционной зарубежной политикой.
- А что вы исповедуете? Антифашизм, социализм, коммунизм?
- Это новое виденье мира, которое сформулировано в основном Александром Дугиным -евразийство. Прошлое столетие — это век идеологий. В нынешнем веке нам не нужны идеологии. Нам нужна синергия экономического социализма, здорового национализма, традиционного образа жизни. А коммунизм или фашизм — это идеологии, которые принадлежат прошлому.
- А чем вы занимаетесь у себя дома? В перерывах между войнами?
- Мика работает в магазине. Я был студентом исторического факультета. Николас работал по военной специальности — инструктором, тренером. А Виктор... Был безработным.
- Долго собираетесь здесь пробыть?
- Сколько потребуется для осуществления нашего проекта. У нас есть проект формирования горной евразийской бригады преимущественно из добровольцев с Запада. В основном это будет франко-сербское подразделение. Наше присутствие здесь — это первый шаг.

- А вы здесь российских военных встречаете? Может, технику?
- Мы не видели ни одного российского подразделения, ни одного танка, никакой армейской помощи. Мы видели только гуманитарный конвой из России. Здесь есть российские бойцы, но они сражаются как добровольцы, а не как регулярные армейские соединения. Они сами покупают себе экипировку и за свой счет добираются. Они не на задании от министерства обороны и они не оплачиваются российским правительством.
- А иностранцев, кроме вас, много еще?
- В нашем подразделении — только мы, четверо.
- В украинской армии тоже хватает иностранных инструкторов. Есть американцы, например.
- И французы тоже есть. Мы знаем их, знаем, кто они. В батальоне «Азов» есть парень по имени Гастон Бессон. Это француз, он воевал в Югославии на стороне хорватов против сербов. Незадолго до Майдана он появился в соцсетях, потом поддерживал Майдан, пытался набрать добровольцев-французов в Правый сектор. И даже нам предлагал присоединиться к ПС и вступить в батальон «Азов». Мы знаем, что он их тренирует, и что у них есть связи с НАТО.
Мы попрощались и задержались поговорить с русскоязычными коллегами французов. Оказывается, «легионеры» хоть и не участвуют в прямых боестолкновениях, зато выполняют не менее важные задачи ополчения. С высоток зданий они отслеживают, откуда по мирному городу наносит артиллерийские удары. А также вычисляет мобильные группы украинских минометчиков: «С их помощью мы выследили, к примеру, диверсионную группу, которая разъезжала в микроавтобусе с вырезанной крышей. Минометы даже вытаскивать не надо. Тормознул, отстрелялся прямо из кузова и поехал дальше».
Где-то недалеко заухали разрывы 120-миллиметровых мин, значит, работы у французов прибавится.