Friday, August 22, 2014

Russians Deliberately  Violates Ukrainian Sovereignty

Russians Deliberately  Violates Ukrainian Sovereignty: This time, however, there is no doubt at all that the Russians did deliberately and officially chose to ignore Kiev and move in. Now, in fact, in reality, this is clearly the logically, politically and morally right thing to do. But in legal terms, this clearly a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. From a legal point of view, the Ukies had the right to keep the Russian convoy at the border for another 10'000 years if they wanted and Russia had no legal right to simply move in. What apparently happened this morning is that the Ukie officials did not even bother showing up, so the Kremlin just said "forget it!" and ordered the trucks in.

 Philip Giraldi  - Fascism in America

 Philip Giraldi  - Fascism in America: August 21, 2014 "ICH" - "UNZ Review" -- Sinclair Lewis once opined that if fascism ever comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. I was reminded of that comment when a good friend of mine recently wrote a letter to her local newspaper in Augusta Georgia decrying the killing of nearly two thousand Palestinian civilians in Gaza, describing the deaths as part of “the systemic erosion of the rule of law in our nation and across the globe” since 9/11. A devout Christian, she concluded how from her perspective “The world, it seems, has lost its moral compass.”

Unlike many letter writers, my friend has the life experience to back up her opinion, having served twenty-seven years as a United States Army lawyer, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Much of her most recent work has involved the cases of Guantanamo detainees.

Our Side's Using Illegal White Phosphorus Firebombs Against the Residents of Donetsk Ukraine | OpEdNews

Article: Our Side's Using Illegal White Phosphorus Firebombs Against the Residents of Donetsk Ukraine | OpEdNews: A report on August 15th from Russian Television alleged that the Ukrainian government that the U.S. installed in February of this year was resorting to internationally banned white phosphorous firebombs in order to help destroy the million people who lived in the now Ukrainian separatist capital of Donetsk. It lands super-hot and starts fires and burns to death almost anyone it touches.

The Ukrainian separatists are the residents in Ukraine's southeast, where Viktor Yanukovych, the Ukrainian President, was elected overwhelmingly by the votes of the people in this region in 2010. They reject the government that Obama installed, and are therefore seeking independence from it. They reject that government not so much because Obama is forcing it on them, as because that government is trying to exterminate them.

Here is the original televised news report on the alleged August 14th firebombing of the Leninsky District in Donetsk:

"Norman Finkelstein Israel Mowing the Lawn in Gaza"

"Norman Finkelstein Israel Mowing the Lawn in Gaza"Norman Finklestein connects the dots of the many incidents in detail leading up to the present war that occurred between Israeli and the Palestrina’s in Gaza. No one is spared from President Obama to UN Ban Ki-moon

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Article: Our 'Enemies' in Ukraine Speak | OpEdNews

Article: Our 'Enemies' in Ukraine Speak | OpEdNews: America's 'news' media do not let the victims of Ukraine's civil war -- the people who are dying and being driven out from the southeastern regions of that country by the new Ukrainian Government -- speak, and tell their story. Scenes will therefore be posted below from an admittedly overlong amateur video from southeastern Ukraine, in which they have been allowed to tell their story. This is being done here since U.S. 'news' media apparently don't consider it something that you would want to know, and since you should be allowed to judge for yourself whether it is or not, and to judge why it's not being reported on the 'news' sources that our 'democracy' offers to 'inform' America's public about public affairs. It is also being done because these still photos from the documentary summarize this over-long documentary's important narrative.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Article: Fareed's Screed | OpEdNews

Article: Fareed's Screed | OpEdNews: The American media campaign against Vladimir Putin reached a new low yesterday when CNN's Fareed Zakaria turned his attention to the Russian President's trip to Cuba. It happened a month ago, but was presented as news. In the current propganda war against Vladimir Putin, anything goes, for even New York Times readers have only the sketchiest knowedge of international affairs. Fareed mentioned the U.S.'s fifty plus year long embargo, failing to mention that Cuban exiles centered in Miami have campaigned successfuly to prevent it from being lifted and normal ties instituted.[tag]

Interview with Sergei Glaziev - Advisor to President Putin

Interview with Sergei Glaziev - Advisor to President Putin

The Militarization of the Police Has Produced a Murder Machine

The Militarization of the Police Has Produced a Murder Machine: August 19, 2014 "ICH" - - Update: Here is a report on the autopsy. The facts directly contradict the false information police apologists are sending around the Internet. Note that the Missouri governor blamed the violence on the black community, not on the police who enraged the black community by gratuitously murdering a black teenager. One reader suggested that the macho goon thug cops with their military gear should be sent to Iraq where ISIS would cut them to ribbons.

I wasn’t surprised at some of the crude comments and hatred expressed toward blacks that came from a few white male anti-immigration Republicans in response to my article Cops Gone Wild. A few were so choked with rage over a “f****** pinko-liberal-commie” who would take the side of a “black bully thief” over the police that they never read beyond the introductory comment about Ferguson. Criticizing police can ignite the same kind of hysterical hatred as criticizing the Israeli governments murders of Palestinians.

Article: Ukraine Crisis Continues | OpEdNews

Article: Ukraine Crisis Continues | OpEdNews: Having served Washington's propaganda purposes, the downed Malaysian airliner and the alleged Russian armored column that entered Ukraine and was allegedly destroyed have dropped out of the news even though both stories remain completely and totally unresolved.

Washington's stooge government in Ukraine has not released the records of communications between Ukrainian air traffic control and Malaysian flight 17, and Washington has not released the photos from its satellite which was directly overhead at the time of the airliner's demise.

We can safely and conclusively conclude from this purposeful withholding of evidence that the evidence does not support Washington's and Kiev's propaganda.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Brussels Demand on Argentina – Arrogance and Stupidity

Brussels Demand on Argentina – Arrogance and Stupidity: August 19, 2014 "ICH" - Imagine – Argentina – and the rest of Latin America - being urged by the EU, ultimate puppet of the naked emperor, Sir Obama, not to supply Russia with food stuff – vegetables, fruit, meat – after Argentina was ‘punished’ by a corrupt court in New York to pay 1.5 billion dollars to the fraudulent NML Capital et al vulture funds – out of its current agreed upon debt of US$29 billion – equivalent to Argentina’s total reserves. And yes, the hedge funds have to be paid 100%, when the remaining 93% of creditors agreed on a 20% reimbursement rate. – And, yes, Mr. Griesa, the bought NY judge, has blocked all of Argentina’s payments to the other creditors, unless his vulture clients are paid in full. So, Argentina is in forced default – having to pay now much higher interest rates on international money markets, if she is indeed still eligible for international credits.

Unimaginable but true.

Article: Et Tu, Mullah? ...Did Iran Just Knife Putin in the Back? | OpEdNews

Article: Et Tu, Mullah? ...Did Iran Just Knife Putin in the Back? | OpEdNews: On Thursday, Ukraine's parliament passed a law that will allow foreign investors to lease up to 49 percent of Ukraine's transit pipelines and underground gas storage facilities. The bill, which had failed to pass just weeks earlier, was approved by the slimmest of margins -- 2 votes -- suggesting that there might have been some arm twisting or bribery behind the scenes. The new law is a victory for the Obama administration and western elites who want to control the flow of gas from Russia to the EU, set prices, and make sure that transactions continue to be denominated in dollars. Here's a little more background from an article in Reuters:

Gruesome Tales Surface of Israeli Massacres Against Families in Gaza Neighborhood | Alternet

Gruesome Tales Surface of Israeli Massacres Against Families in Gaza Neighborhood | Alternet: August 17, 2014 |



As the five-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas took hold on August 15, residents of Shujaiya returned to the shattered remains of their homes. They pitched tents and erected signs asserting their claim to their property, sorting determinedly through the ruins of their lives.

Those who managed to survive the Israeli bombardment have come home to bedrooms obliterated by tank shells, kitchens pierced by Hellfire missiles, and boudoirs looted by soldiers who used their homes as bases of operations before embarking on a series of massacres. Once a solidly middle-class suburb of Gaza City comprised of multi-family apartments and stately homes, the neighborhood of Shujaiya was transformed into a gigantic crime scene.

The attack on Shujaiya began at 11pm on July 19, with a combined Israeli bombardment from F-16s, tanks and mortar launchers. It was a night of hell which more than 100 did not survive and that none have recovered from. Inside the ruins of what used to be homes, returning locals related stories of survival and selflessness, detailing a harrowing night of death and destruction.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Article: The Powerful "Group Think" on Ukraine | OpEdNews

Article: The Powerful "Group Think" on Ukraine | OpEdNews: When even smart people like economist Paul Krugman buy into the false narrative about the Ukraine crisis, it's hard to decide whether to despair over the impossibility of America ever understanding the world's problems or to marvel at the power of the U.S. political/media propaganda machine to manufacture its own reality.

On Monday, Krugman's New York Times column accepts the storyline that Russia's President Vladimir Putin instigated the Ukraine crisis and extrapolates from that "fact" the conclusion that perhaps the nefarious Putin did so to engineer a cheap land grab or to distract Russians from their economic problems.

"Delusions of easy winnings still happen," Krugman wrote...

In The West Respect for Truth No Longer Exists | OpEdNews

Article: In The West Respect for Truth No Longer Exists | OpEdNews: The Western media have proved for all to see that the Western media comprises either a collection of ignorant and incompetent fools or a whorehouse that sells war for money.

The Western media fell in step with Washington and blamed the downed Malaysian airliner on Russia. No evidence was provided. In its place the media used constant repetition. Washington withheld the evidence that proved that Kiev was responsible. The media's purpose was not to tell the truth, but to demonize Russia.

Now we have the media story of the armored Russian column that allegedly crossed into Ukraine and was destroyed by Ukraine's rag-tag forces that ISIS would eliminate in a few minutes. British reporters fabricated this story or were handed it by a CIA operative working to build a war narrative. The disreputable BBC hyped the story without investigating. The German media, including Die Welt, blared the story throughout Germany without concern at the absence of any evidence. Reuters news agency, also with no investigation, spread the story.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Article: Iraq: The "Humanitarian Catastrophe" That Petered Out | OpEdNews

Article: Iraq: The "Humanitarian Catastrophe" That Petered Out | OpEdNews: According to the Times, while national security advisor Benjamin Rhodes was telling reporters ground troops may be on the way, and the neocons and their "progressive" enablers were working themselves into a fit of frothy-mouthed self-righteousness, eagerly anticipating another world-saving crusade, a "secret team of Marines and Special Operations forces were already on the ground" assessing the scope of the alleged crisis. And what did the Yazidis tell them? "We want to stay put!"

Vanishing point ... MH17 vanished from the news cycle. | OpEdNews

Article: Vanishing point ... | OpEdNews: First, passenger airliner vanished from Planet Earth. Then MH370 vanished from the news cycle. First, MH17 was shot down by "Putin's missile" -- as Planet Earth was told. Then MH17 vanished from the news cycle.

Where's Baudrillard when we need him? Had he been alive, the dervish of simulacra would have already deconstructed these two Malaysian planes as mirror images; from absolute vanishing to maximum exposure, then vanished again. They might as well have been abducted -- and shot -- by aliens. Now you see them, now you don't.

Black boxes, data recorders -- everything MH17 is now floating in a black void. The British are taking forever to analyze the data -- and if they have already done so, they are not talking. It's as if they were singing, I see a black box / and I want it painted black ... void.

As Repression Escalates on US Campuses, an Account of My Ordeal With the Israel Lobby and UC

As Repression Escalates on US Campuses, an Account of My Ordeal With the Israel Lobby and UC: Professor William Robinson of UCSB was the target of a campaign of intimidation, silencing, and political repression that included techniques described in the "Hasbara handbook" by the Israel lobby in contravention of academic freedom and university rules. He describes the experience here.