Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass | Consortiumnews

Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass | Consortiumnews: Exclusive: As the post-coup regime in Ukraine sends troops and paramilitaries to crack down on ethnic Russian protesters in the east, the U.S. news media continues to feed the American public a steady dose of anti-Russian propaganda, often wrapped in accusations of “Russian propaganda,” Robert Parry reports.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Article: Kiev's War Against the Peace-Loving People of South-East Ukraine | OpEdNews

Article: Kiev's War Against the Peace-Loving People of South-East Ukraine | OpEdNews: On the night of April 12, the city of Odessa in Ukraine celebrated the 70th anniversary of its liberation from Nazi Germany. That same night, as reported by Interfax, John Brennan had a meeting with the Kiev junta and advised it, as a first act of suppression, to put down a demonstration by protesters in Slovyansk who were pushing for a referendum on federalization that would establish its autonomy. That action was to begin on April 13.

Article: Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War | OpEdNews

Article: Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War | OpEdNews"The Russian legislature understands that being part of the dollar payments system is a Russian subsidy to American Imperialism. The Russian legislator, Mikhail Degtyaryov, told Izvestia that "The dollar is evil. It is a dirty green paper stained with blood of hundreds of thousands of civilian citizens of Japan, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Korea and Vietnam."

Article: Ukraine and the grand chessboard | OpEdNews

Article: Ukraine and the grand chessboard | OpEdNews: The US State Department, via spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki, said that reports of CIA Director John Brennan telling regime changers in Kiev to "conduct tactical operations" -- or an "anti-terrorist" offensive -- in eastern Ukraine are "completely false." This means Brennan did issue his marching orders. And by now the "anti-terrorist" campaign -- with its nice little Dubya rhetorical touch -- has degenerated into farce.

Putin Stands Out as a Real World Leader

There is a reason why Russian President Vladimir Putin eclipses his Western counterparts in popular support, and why he can demonstrate to them what it means to be a world leader of stature. It’s partly a result of Putin’s ability to connect with real people about real life in a way that reflects their concerns about what is really going on. He does it with an honesty and compassion that Western leaders no longer know the meaning of.

The US Has Become a Police State

The US Has Become a Police State: April 18, 2014 "ICH" - "GR" - In the far past, I used to look skeptically at those who believed and maintained that the United States is moving in the direction of becoming a rogue, police state. After all, nearly every single American media outlet propagates this belief that the United States is a “beacon of freedom”, and many people around the globe tend to accept it. Moreover, every year, thousands of people from different parts of the world immigrate to the States in search of a better and more prosperous life, having believed in the hidden power of this beacon of freedom in revolutionizing their lives. But now, I’ve come to the understanding that this is not the whole story, and even those who wishfully move to America to realize their dreams, find after a while that their hopes were in vain.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Washington Is Humanity’s Worst Enemy

Washington Is Humanity’s Worst Enemy: How does Washington get away with the claim that the country it rules is a democracy and has freedom? This absurd claim ranks as one of the most unsubstantiated claims in history.

There is no democracy whatsoever. Voting is a mask for rule by a few powerful interest groups. In two 21st century rulings (Citizens United and McCutcheon), the US Supreme Court has ruled that the purchase of the US government by private interest groups is merely the exercise of free speech. These rulings allow powerful corporate and financial interests to use their money-power to elect a government that serves their interests at the expense of the general welfare.

Patriotism is the First Platform of Fools

Patriotism is the First Platform of Fools: As the Ukraine crisis continues to build, it’s absolutely horrifying to recall that most of the American politicians and general public now lustily shouting “on to…where was it again?….oh yes….Kharkov” had no idea where Ukraine is, never mind Kharkov or Luhansk

The murderous history of USAID, the US Government agency behind Cuba’s fake Twitter clone | PandoDaily

The murderous history of USAID, the US Government agency behind Cuba’s fake Twitter clone | PandoDaily: "For me, there wasn’t anything all that surprising about the recent USAID revelations. I spent over a decade in Russia and the former Soviet Union, and witnessed for myself the good, bad and ugly that USAID funded—mostly the bad and the ugly. I assumed that most reporters already understood what USAID gets up to overseas, often alongside private nonprofits like those run by Soros, Gates, Rockefeller, Ford and more recently, Omidyar."

FBI abruptly leaves Senate hearing after being asked about ‘Insider Threat’ program | The Raw Story

FBI abruptly leaves Senate hearing after being asked about ‘Insider Threat’ program | The Raw Story"Now I have never heard of whistleblowers being required to “register” in order to be protected. The idea of such a requirement should be pretty alarming to all Americans. Sometimes confidentiality is the best protection a whistleblower has. Unfortunately, neither my staff nor Chairman Leahy’s staff was able to learn more, because only about ten minutes into the briefing, the FBI abruptly walked out. FBI officials simply refused to discuss any whistleblower implications in its Insider Threat Program and left the room. These are clearly not the actions of an agency that is genuinely open to whistleblowers or whistleblower protection. "

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Article: New Axis in the House? | OpEdNews

Article: New Axis in the House? | OpEdNews: By the time you read this Russia will have invaded Ukraine. Well, that's what the Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, is spinning. Breedlove Supreme says the Russians are "ready to go" and could easily take over eastern Ukraine. Western corporate media have already dusted off their Kevlar vests.

Article: America, Rapidly Approaching A Point Of No Return | OpEdNews

Article: America, Rapidly Approaching A Point Of No Return | OpEdNews: At some point reality sets in and it becomes evident that no matter how much Americans might want to see dramatic, positive changes come to this country the chances of that happening are quickly disappearing; the die is cast. That's the reality of living in the America of today, a nation that many astute, respected observers firmly believe is in a protracted state of decline.