Monday, 16 March 2015

“Truth in Media is the Enemy of Washington, Truth is Our Country”: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The Coup in Ukraine 2014 â€" Three Testimonials

USA’s role in the coup in Kiev in February 2014 is crystal clear. But there are still to be people who either doesn’t know or just refuse to acknowledge facts. High ranked officials from the USA and EU even blame Russia for having instigated the armed revolution which overthrow the democratically elected President Yanukovych. Not to […]

Russia Was Ready for Nuclear Confrontation Over Crimea, Says Vladimir Putin

Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday.

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- "Mr. Stachnio has a great review of the 650 Western color revolution NGOs operating in Russia that are funded with deficit spending US taxpayer dollars."

Police beating people protesting currency collapse in Kiev

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oxNcFW1tQA?rel=0]This is the note by Tatzhit Mihailovich under the YouTube video:Remember how under the "dictator" Yanukovich, the police didn't disperse the protesters but only repelled extremists advancing on Congress and President's Administration? Yeah, that is no longer the case.And how back then police didn't open fire even when the protesters burned a police armored car with Molotovs? Here, at 5:07 one can clearly hear them say several times: "touch us, and we will shoot to kill".Oh yeah, and the reason those people are protesting: under Yanukovich, dollar cost 8 hryvna. Now, it costs 34! Those people have dollar loans - if before paying back say $50 a month took a quarter of their salary, now it may be more than they earn.Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss?UPDATE (full story at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e65_14... ) :This event is more interesting due to reaction to it, not the fact that police beat some protesters up. This far from the first time we see the new government being worse than "dictator" Yanukovich, starting with dispersing the original Maidan, mass arrests against Kharkov austerity rallies, clashes by the Rada, etc. This may be the first time the capital police do this to a non-violent crowd, but hardly something shocking.What's interesting is the reaction: the event is exploding over a lot of Ukrainian media and social networks, apparently. Some popular bloggers are claiming it may be a staged excuse to topple Poroshenko, much like the carefully planned "Christmas tree" clash ultimately toppled Yanukovich. Whether this is truly engineered, or the explosion of discontent is simply because common people and media alike smell the "blood in the water" (panic over the hryvna collapse just made the whole government hugely unpopular) is uncertain and may even turn out to be irrelevant - all that matters is what long-term fallout we will see. And this is already going way beyond a few hurt protesters and ruined tents...----------This is my secondary channel used for videos that may get copyright problems. Visit main channel athttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLpc...Main liveleak channel with Ukraine politics&war explained: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Tatzhit ---Saker note @EVERYBODY PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE NEW BLOG!This blog will CLOSE for comments on March 1st. The new one has the popular threaded comments and faster moderation:http://thesaker.is/blog/

Capitalism And Communism â€" Two Sides Of The Same Coin

The Cold War, which ended in 1991, was an economic war between two ideologies: Capitalism and Communism. The problems we see in the world today is that rulers in “The West” believe that they won the Cold War. The western elite claim that it was a victory of capitalism over communism which gives them an unabridged right to […]

Feminists Don’t Even Understand Men

These silly feminists don't understand us men at all. It is odd because their whole raison de etre is all about hating us and yet they don't have the faintest understanding of us. They have written endless documents about men and spent decades lecturing the world about us, and they don't even have the faintest understanding of us. As a Leftist, what makes me sad is really sad is that the only people who really understand men are conservatives. Isn't that sad? The Right understands men, especially the Cultural Right. The Manhattan Institute, who I despise, has written some superb articles about ...read more

Russia a land of plenty, but hard to reach from rebel east Ukraine

By Gabriela Baczynska USPENKA BORDER CROSSING, Ukraine (Reuters) - Looking out over the several hundred cars lined up to cross into Russia from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Vladimir curses the separatist authorities who he says are forcing people to venture out of the rebel stronghold in search of basic needs. In contrast to the highly publicized Russian humanitarian aid convoys that roll into ...

Feminists Don’t Even Understand Men

These silly feminists don't understand us men at all. It is odd because their whole raison de etre is all about hating us and yet they don't have the faintest understanding of us. They have written endless documents about men and spent decades lecturing the world about us, and they don't even have the faintest understanding of us. As a Leftist, what makes me sad is really sad is that the only people who really understand men are conservatives. Isn't that sad? The Right understands men, especially the Cultural Right. The Manhattan Institute, who I despise, has written some superb articles about ...read more

DPR PM Zakharchenko presser 27/02/15 Economical and political future of DPR

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Jews in Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles want Peace and an End to the Likud Zionist Policies that Drive Global Anti

The expected result of a new coalition government in Israel’s Knesset on March 17, headed by a new prime minister who really wants a political settlement with the indigenous Palestinian people – now numbering over 5 million – is the…

Have Pillaged Iraqi Artifacts Ended Up in a Museum in Israel?

With ISIS carrying out rampages through archaeologically sensitive areas of Iraq, a pertinent question to ask now is what group’s cultural heritage in the Middle East is being preserved, and whose is being destroyed. Over the past couple of weeks…

Intelligence Services, Lobbies and Advertisers Dictate Mainstream Media Content, Journalists Admit

There are many reasons not to trust the mainstream media (MSM). Most, if not all those reasons, have been analyzed by independent news outlets. The MSM is owned by private companies and financed by advertising, both of which have a…

America against Humanity. “And We Call Ourselves the Human Race”

America’s rage for global dominance represents humanity’s greatest threat. Never before has survival been more jeopardized. US Imperial policies may kill us all. They may end life on earth. Endless wars of aggression are waged against one country after another.…

US and Russia remain world’s biggest arms exporters â€" study

Russia remains the world's second biggest seller of arms behind the United States, increasing its share by 37 percent in 2010-2014. China has boosted exports by 143 percent, squeezing out Germany from the top three exporters. ...read more

24.02.2015 Ukrainian crisis news. War in Ukraine, Donbass, Kiev, Crimea, Europe, Russia, USA

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16 March 2015. WE STAND FOR SEVASTOPOL! What America Needs to Know About Russian Determination to Resist Anglo Bullying

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Loanwords Frequently Mispronounced in Russian

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Ukraine SITREP Feb 24th 2015

The withdrawal of heavy weapons and M2A: The situation on the line of contact is generally calm. The Novorussian forces are withdrawing their heavy weapons according to schedule while the junta forces are, by most reports, not or, not much. The excuse for these delays is that "the necessary conditions have not been created". In reality, the problem is that Poroshenko has very little control over the various armed forces. Apparently, the regular armed forces do more or less obey him, and since these are the most heavily armed, there is some hope that they will eventually withdraw. The various death-squads (volunteer battalions, internal forces, etc.) will probably resist as much as possible, but since they don't have much heavy firepower, that is probably not a major obstacle right now.There is also a very real possibility that Poroshenko himself might be preventing that withdrawal. The problem is not in the withdrawal of heavy guns by itself (the junta knows that the Novorussians will not attack) but that after completing this point of the Minsk 2 Agreement (M2A) the junta will have to go down the list and that is simply something the Nazis in Kiev cannot do. My guess is that all this talk about sending in peacekeepers has exactly the same rationale: to stop the implementation of M2A in a way that could not be blamed on Kiev. Clearly, M2A has delivered a crushing blow to the stance of the junta by forcing it to do something it cannot do: negotiate and work with the Novorussian resistance. I have no doubt that Poroshenko wants to break out of M2A, but his problem is how to do it without taking the blame for it. Hence the foot-dragging with an otherwise rather straightforward withdrawal and all that talk about peacekeepers.US weapons to the Ukraine or Russian weapons to Iran? The US is still determined to send more weapons to the Ukraine, even in direct violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of M2A. Russia is getting increasingly fed-up with that kind of attitude and Russian officials are now discussing selling the top-of-the-line Antey-2500 missile to Iran. This missile is arguable the most advanced air defense system on the planet and if the Russians really sell that to Iran the US and Israel will be absolutely sick with rage and frustration.By the way, I was informed that there is a petition on the Internet trying to stop US weapons deliveries to the junta. If you can, please sign it here:http://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/no-weapons-to-ukraineSigns of destabilization in Baderastan The regime of Poroshenko is clearly in a very difficult situation. Roughly speaking, Poroshenko & Co represent the interests of oligarchs masquerading as Nazis while his opposition is the real thing - bona fide Nazi crackpots who feel that their "revolution of dignity" was stolen from them, that the new regime is every bit as corrupt as the old one, and far more incompetent. They are right, of course. So now more and more of these "grassroots Nazis" are threatening Poroshenko with a Third Maidan or even a revolution.Check out this Right Sector site: http://pravyysektor.info/slider/25-02-2015-marsh-pravdy-marsh-pravyh/Here is my translation of this text:A year ago, they came to power in our blood. The blood of patriots. During this year they gave up the interests of Ukraine and betrayed the idea of the Ukrainian nation. They promised to fight corruption. They promised lustration. They made us poor. They destroyed belief in justice. They killed the truth. We remember the never investigated murders of hundreds of Maidan. We remember the murder of Sasha Belyi. We remember the shameful surrender Crimea. We remember Saur-Mogila, Ilovaiisk, the Donetsk airport, Debaltsevo. The perpetrators have not been punished. It's time to hold them to account!And just to make sure that the message gets through, here is the poster illustrating it:Right Sector posterThe text says:March of the Truth March of the Right The Maidan did not fight for a regime of traitors It is time to hold them to account And it is signed by the Right Sector and the organization Trezub of S. Bandera (even crazier crazies than the regular crazies).Now, it is true that by most accounts the USA has a tight control over the hardcore Nazi crazies in the Ukraine (via leaders like Iarosh) but I am beginning to detect this very old pattern of the puppet breaking lose from the puppeteer which we have all seen in Afghanistan, in Libya and Syria. I would argue that the neo-Nazis crazies in the Ukraine are very similar to the Takfiri freaks of ISIS or the so-called "Syrian opposition". The chances of that kind of hate-filled ideology slipping out of the control of those who fostered it (the USA) is very high.What about our NATO friends?  Sir Adrian BradshawNATO has been keeping busy. In fact, according to "British Commander Land Forces Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Bradshaw" NATO is preparing to repel a Russian invasion. In his own words Russian expansionist ambitions could quickly become “an obvious existential threat to our whole being”.Apparently, the British feel that the Baltic States and Poland have greatly surpassed the UK in hysterical russophobia and fear-mongering and that now is the time to catch up with them with even more terrifying statements. What is sure is that Sir Adrian sure look extremely worried on his official picture...Last but not least - the OSCE The OSCE has taken notice with grave concern at the de-accreditation of over 100 Russian media sources in the Ukraine. But not because this might be a violation of free speech or journalism, no, but because, I kid you not, the OSCE is concerned that as a result of this de-accreditation "the Russian audience might be deprived from balanced reporting form the Ukraine"!!! The OSCE also added that the organization "understands that national security reasons" behind the Ukrainian decision.Yet again, all I can say is that I fully agree with V. Nuland.The Saker

Three fronts for Russia: How Washington will fan the flames of chaos in Central Asia

by Ivan Lizan for OdnakoSource: http://www.odnako.org/blogs/tri-fronta-dlya-rossii-kak-vashington-razduet-plamya-haosa-v-sredney-azii/ Translated by Robin U.S. Gen. “Ben” Hodges’ statement that within four or five years Russia could develop the capability to wage war simultaneously on three fronts is not only an acknowledgment of the Russian Federation’s growing military potential but also a promise that Washington will obligingly ensure that all three fronts are right on the borders of the Russian Federation. In the context of China’s inevitable rise and the soon-to-worsen financial crisis, with the concomitant bursting of asset bubbles, the only way for the United States to maintain its global hegemony is to weaken its opponents. And the only way to achieve that goal is to trigger chaos in the republics bordering Russia. That is why Russia will inevitably enter a period of conflicts and crises on its borders. And so the first front in fact already exists in the Ukraine, the second will most likely be between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, and the third, of course, will be opened in Central Asia. If the war in Ukraine leads to millions of refugees, tens of thousands of deaths, and the destruction of cities, defrosting the Karabakh conflict will completely undermine Russia’s entire foreign policy in the Caucasus. Every city in Central Asia is under threat of explosions and attacks. So far this “up-and-coming front” has attracted the least media coverage â€" Novorossiya dominates on national television channels, in newspapers, and on websites â€", but this theater of war could become one of the most complex after the conflict in the Ukraine. A subsidiary of the Caliphate under Russia’s belly The indisputable trend in Afghanistan â€" and the key source of instability in the region â€" is to an alliance between the Taliban and the Islamic State. Even so, the formation of their union is in its early days, references to it are scarce and fragmentary, and the true scale of the activities of the IS emissaries is unclear, like an iceberg whose tip barely shows above the surface of the water. But it has been established that IS agitators are active in Pakistan and in Afghanistan’s southern provinces, which are controlled by the Taliban. But, in this case, the first victim of chaos in Afghanistan is Pakistan, which at the insistence of, and with help from, the United States nurtured the Taliban in the 1980s. That project has taken on a life of its own and is a recurring nightmare for Islamabad, which has decided to establish a friendlier relationship China and Russia. This trend can be seen in the Taliban’s attacks on Pakistani schools, whose teachers now have the right to carry guns, regular arrests of terrorists in the major cities, and the start of activities in support of tribes hostile to the Taliban in the north. The latest legislative development in Pakistan is a constitutional amendment to expand military court jurisdiction [over civilians]. Throughout the country, terrorists, Islamists and their sympathizers are being detained. In the northwest alone, more than 8,000 arrests have been made, including members of the clergy. Religious organizations have been banned and IS emissaries are being caught. Since the Americans do not like putting all their eggs in one basket, they will provide support to the government in Kabul, which will allow them to remain in the country legitimately, and at the same time to the Taliban, which is transforming itself into IS. The outcome will be a state of chaos in which the Americans will not formally take part; instead, they will sit back on their military bases, waiting to see who wins. And then Washington will provide assistance to the victor. Note that its security services have been supporting the Taliban for a long time and quite effectively: some of the official security forces and police in Afghanistan are former Taliban and Mujahideen. Method of destruction The first way to destabilize Central Asia is to create problems on the borders, along with the threat that Mujahideen will penetrate the region. The testing of the neighbours has already started; problems have arisen in Turkmenistan, which has even had to ask Kabul to hold large-scale military operations in the border provinces. Tajikistan has forced the Taliban to negotiate the release of the border guards it abducted, and the Tajik border service reports that there is a large group of Mujahideen on its borders. In general, all the countries bordering Afghanistan have stepped up their border security. The second way is to send Islamists behind the lines. The process has already begun: the number of extremists in Tajikistan alone grew three-fold last year; however, even though they are being caught, it obviously will not be feasible to catch all of them. Furthermore, the situation is aggravated by the return of migrant workers from Russia, which will expand the recruiting base. If the stream of remittances from Russia dries up, the outcome may be popular discontent and managed riots. Kyrgyz expert Kadir Malikov reports that $70 million has been allocated to the IS military group Maverenahr, which includes representatives of all the Central Asian republics, to carry out acts of terrorism in the region. Special emphasis is placed on the Fergana Valley as the heart of Central Asia. Another point of vulnerability is Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for this fall. The initiation of a new set of color revolutions will lead to chaos and the disintegration of countries. Self-supporting wars Waging war is expensive, so the destabilization of the region must be self-supporting or at least profitable for the U.S. military-industrial complex. And in this area Washington has had some success: it has given Uzbekistan 328 armored vehicles that Kiev had requested for its war with Novorossiya. At first glance, the deal isn’t profitable because the machines were a gift, but in reality Uzbekistan will be tied to U.S. spare parts and ammunition. Washington made a similar decision on the transfer of equipment and weapons to Islamabad. But the United States has not been successful in its attempts to impose its weapons systems on India: the Indians have not signed any contracts, and Obama was shown Russian military hardware when he attended a military parade. Thus the United States is drawing the countries in the region into war with its own protégés â€" the Taliban and Islamic State â€" and at the same time is supplying its enemies with weapons. *** So 2015 will be marked by preparations for widespread destabilization in Central Asia and the transformation of AfPak into an Islamic State subsidiary on the borders of Russia, India, China, and Iran. The start of full-scale war, which will inevitably follow once chaos engulfs the region, will lead to a bloodbath in the “Eurasian Balkans,” automatically involving more than a third of the world’s population and almost all the United States’ geopolitical rivals. It’s an opportunity Washington will find too good to miss. Russia’s response to this challenge has to be multifaceted: involving the region in the process of Eurasian integration, providing military, economic, and political assistance, working closely with its allies in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS, strengthening the Pakistani army, and of course assisting with the capture of the bearded servants of the Caliphate. But the most important response should be the accelerated modernization of its armed forces as well as those of its allies and efforts to strengthen the Collective Security Treaty Organization and give it the right to circumvent the highly inefficient United Nations. The region is extremely important: if Ukraine is a fuse of war, then Central Asia is a munitions depot. If it blows up, half the continent will be hit.

‘It’s boring without rumors’: Putin appears in public after week of MSM hysteria

Life would be boring without rumors, Vladimir Putin said after appearing on public in St Petersburg on Monday. ...read more

Ukraine Can’t Take Away the Russian Nationalist Fervor in Eastern Ukraine â€" Simon Ostrovsky

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Statues to History: Mahatma Gandhi on Parliament Square. Using “Non

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Russia warns France over Mistral

- [This] "'is a problem of France’s reputation. They have to fulfill all the obligations under the contract,' Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday."

How to denazify the Nazis?

by Rostisalv Ishchenko http://actualcomment.ru/kak-nam-obustroit-natsistov.html Translated by S I hope that at present those, who thought that Ukrainian civil war would continue for years and even for decades, clearly see that the Kiev regime and the government of Ukraine will fall within several months, at the worst â€" in about a year. The war goes on, because the Kiev leadership, using habitual submissive inertia of the population and relying on wreckage of the state machinery, brutal force and the acknowledged central authority status, has an opportunity to accumulate the remaining recourses (equipment, people, money) and thrust them into the furnace of war. If there is no at least nominally legitimate authority in Kiev, the army won’t fight, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will subject itself to the local authorities, and every Nazi gang refashioned into “volunteer battalion” will take orders from its führer and fight each other about loot. Also they, already far from being an organized military force, will plunder and commit atrocities in particular regions. The Liberation army is capable to restore some order comparatively swiftly. It’s also possible to ensure the inhabitants’ minimum persistence (particularly with Russian support). But once the Nazi government, Nazi army and major Nazi gangs are gone, the society will still adhere to Nazi ideology, so ingrained in the heads of at least half of the population. Meanwhile there will be a lot of weaponry. It’s easy to annihilate the hundred-men-gangs that drive tanks and APCs. It’s not hard to smash tens of hundreds of such gangs. But it is impossible to disarm the entire 40-million population. Hence the record of the first crop of Banderites has been not only well-remembered, but heroized by Nazi propaganda, the hiding Nazis, having almost unlimited number of weapons, might start terrorizing people in the freed territories. Chasing the officials, followers and activists of a new authority, sabotaging and organizing diversions by hiding Nazis can become a greater and, above all, longer-lasting problem than the very military action. Military-police methods of struggle with ideology-driven underground result efficient only over a long period and if the recourses of the hiding Nazis are limited. In a country with 2 million “civilians” who might be in sympathy with fascists it’s impossible to root out such kind of underground movement. This underground, as the Lernaean Hydra, will grow new heads for each head cut off, despite alteration of generations. Its activities can be limited and made almost invisible, but not crushed to the full extent. It will wait for its finest hour for decades as the Banderites did between 1945 and 2014. It’s possible to put an end to active banderism and to underground Nazi resistance only if masses cease favoring the Nazi ideology. There are not so many committed Nazis in Ukraine â€" up to several tens of thousands. Many have died and many will die on the civil war front. Many of them will be killed in the midst of the obliteration of armed gangs into which Ukrainian army is about to disintegrate. The hundreds of Nazis, who hold political posts or actively participate in propaganda activities, have already fallen under penal articles. If lived through, they will be jailed for long or forever. It’s impossible to imprison or kill off the millions. Better said, technically, yes, it’s possible, but moral, material and political costs will be too high, and the result won’t justify those costs. That’s why the millions, who rejoiced at the “fried Colorado beetles” news through social media and demanded to annihilate the Donbass’ cities along with their populations (because in their opinion, “there are no civilians”), risk nothing: although their actions are amoral, however they lack the elements of crime. At the same time, those millions by moral support for Nazis (who are considered absent in Ukraine) prepare the nutrient medium the Nazi underground movement melts into. And in such a way it gets to be uncatchable and extremely enduring. They, the millions, of course will accept a new ideology and will reason basing on TV news. But it won’t prevent them from being faithful to “European dream”, which has been stolen from them by Donbass people. The war will always dwell with war participants; they always deem themselves heroes. Mutilated soldiers, whose number totals to thousands and keeps growing, won’t tell their children that they lost limbs, having stupidly let drag themselves into fight for the wrong. They will talk nonsense about “European dream”, hordes of “Donbass terrorists” and quintillions of regular troops of the Russian Federation, against whom only a few fighters (“cyborgs”, “Kruty heroes”, “the 300 Spartans”) stood. Marginal revanchism is a Nazi medium. While telling their children and grandchildren about merits beyond the call of duty, the most ordinary victims of 4 waves of mobilization, who are nowhere near the Nazi ideology, will impress the feeling of marginality (enmity toward state and society) upon their minds. They will also inculcate a desire to repeat “exploit” of the fathers and grandfathers and to “free” the non-vindicated Motherland in young generation. This unobservable influence of family legends has not let the Ukrainizers oppress the Russian spirit in Ukraine within 3 post-soviet decades. But the same unnoted influence of family legends had allowed the Banderites to survive 70 years and show up at the beginning of the 21st century. It’s able to maintain the Ukrainian neo-Nazis’ ideas for entire decades and provide the grounds for hiding Nazis. One can’t catch / jail / shoot all of them, given that those will seem to be alike, to be living next to you since ages, speaking the same language. The only way to rapidly eradicate the Nazism or any other ideology is to make it unpopular with the society and to bring the carriers of this ideology out as uptight misfits who are bound to fail and rust. Actually the communist ideology was being wiped out exactly in this way since dissolution of the Soviet Union. As a result, the surveys done in all former soviet states show that, regarding matters of their concern, the most population sympathize with left wing’s agenda. Nevertheless, the general population vote for the right wing, because it’s sort of obscene to support the leftists. So, we’re familiar with technology. Moreover, we know who the main target audience is: the youngsters. As the members of Ukrainian hitlerjugend aged 14 and older are unlikely to get reeducated easily, younger children and teenagers, especially kids aged 10 and less, will strongly depend on created social environment. When implementing more or less appropriate propagandistic activities, it’ll be possible for no parent to reveal to a child that he or she was killing children in Donetsk, that he or she was destroying the country by inflicting hunger, unemployment and disorder on sorely trouble-free state. It was shameful to have a Nazi past in postwar Germany and Italy, i.e. after 1945. The anti-Nazi sentiment in those countries is one of the strongest. E.g. Germany even doesn’t let itself to publicly support neo-Nazism, as opposed to what Poland takes the liberty to do. The Polish ended up among victims of aggression circumstantially, they didn’t have to get denazified. They weren’t ashamed. The first task is to give the society a moral reference point, to show it the seamy side of the today’s Kiev regime, so that no sane human being could admit that he or she voluntarily supports it. There is the second task, and the German also completed it. It suddenly turned out that there were no Nazis in the country that supported Hitler even after his death and was brought to senses only owing to decisive defeat of its armed forces and total occupation of its land. I mean, somebody perished in battles, somebody was executed, somebody was imprisoned, somebody managed to get away, but the rest happened to be anti-fascists… millions, tens of millions of anti-fascists, secret “regime busters”. German people experienced such a huge cultural shock that they (being of sound mind) could not avow that they had supported the Nazi regime. They persuaded themselves that, though silently, inwardly, they fought against Nazism. It turned out that even the millions of frontline soldiers “defended not Hitler, but Germany”. It’s indispensable to let Ukrainian Nazi fellows, accomplices to the coup d’état, social media “fighters” feel themselves the regime’s opponents. They will find a pretext on their own. If an “anti-terrorist ops veteran” tells his grandchild that he lost hand defending the Donbass from Nazi horde or that he sustained burns not in a tank which was set afire when assaulting Slavyansk, but in a line of weaponless “Berkut” special forces who held back heavily armed militants, no doubt it won’t be fair with regard to retaliation matter (at least to moral condemnation), but farsighted as for denazification of the society. Person, telling to her or his son about how he or she fought against Nazis, will never be able to advocate the Nazism again. It’s possible to make it through whatever public disapproval. It’s impossible to get over the reproof of one’s own offspring, children and grandchildren. The carrying out of a death sentence of Makarova Antonina M. (alias â€" Ton’ka The Machine gun shooter) took place in 1979. She collaborated with Nazi Germans in so called “Lokot Republic” in Bryansk region. In 1942 the woman shot dead more than 1500 people. Antonina raised 2 daughters to be true soviet citizens who hated Nazis and Nazi collaborators. The girls were staggered, having got to learn that in fact their mom was not an honored soviet trench fighter, but collaborator and Nazi butcher. Mrs Makarova worked hard in a postwar time; her photos did not leave the honor board. And it is not only her case. Many collaborators, traitors became all-right soviet citizens, best workers. Exactly this played badly for them. The witnesses of their crimes recognized them precisely by the honor board photos, newspaper images, etc. It’s impossible to show a false face for decades. The majority of those people just psychologically replaced real biography by made-up one. All men are liable to invent explanations for their wrongdoings, and those explanations even justify and prove the misdeeds to be necessary. Dirty tricks are misrepresented as heroism. The person starts believing the invented version. This process goes faster in mass conscience. Already in 2005 more than a half of Kiev inhabitants who participated in the 1st Maidan asserted that they walked out to the streets not to support Yuschenko, that Yuschenko betrayed them, that “orange” politicians were all scum, that they would never come to protest on Maidan. However, in 2013 those people again went to Maidan. All the top brass of Ukraine elite, with rare exception, is former members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (like Kravchuk and Kuchma who held senior positions in the party) or Komsomol (Young Communist League) leaders (like Turchinov). The most important is that, if those wake up tomorrow morning and find out that the Soviet Union has been miraculously revived, the first thing they’ll do is to take off to a district committee of the party and demand to reissue their party membership cards. I’d like to point out once more that only certain, utmost lame (generally, psychologically insane) people can do evil and be proud of it. The most people find themselves on the dark side because of their own spinelessness and they forget about it with relish, if the society lets them forget. That’s why it seems necessary to combine the following measures: - severe punishment for leaders and organizers of the coup d’état, as well as for blatant war criminals and sadists (I think, it’s rather okay to postpone the restoration of regular justice system in the liberated territories for several weeks, so that people manage to impose their own sentence on criminals, if they will); - pitiless execution of Nazis and thugs who refuse to lay down arms after Ukrainian military and governmental institutions collapse; - intensive anti-Nazi propaganda while exposing all the horrors of Nazis’ crimes (without fear to go too far with that and not getting distracted from it by trending topics as time goes on); - consigning to oblivion the behavior pattern of many cannon fodder guys and “volunteers” of the dictatorship, so giving them an opportunity to forget their past and raise kids right. Of course, it’d be great to apply the methods of the USSR that forgave neither those who had joined punitive squads or auxiliary policy, nor those who had verbally favored German occupation (it did not matter whether in printed words or by word of mouth). The French took more drastic measures. They hung ordinary city officials, who served in the Vichy government (by the way, this government was totally legal and it acted in conformity with the Constitution and laws of France). But neither USSR, nor France faced up to civil war (when a half of population fights against another one). Civil war ends in victory of one or another party. There is no doubt that we’ll win. Nevertheless, the other party won’t vanish. It’s impossible to eliminate it. Since civil war got started, it is clear that every side is supported by remarkable percentage of citizens (up to a half), otherwise the majority would suppress the minority. Here you have the slaughter of minorities in Rwanda ([1994 genocide] stopped due to arrival of peacekeepers) and Cambodia ([1975-1979 genocide] ended following the Vietnamese invasion). It is not acceptable for Europe (by the way, those massacres in Africa and Asia settled not a single matter, while people who initiated and led them got killed in a short time). Therefore, in any case we have to come to an agreement. Then the agreement can’t be a halfway one. There can be no ideological compromise with Nazism. So, the Nazi mob, which presently considers that Ukraine stays clean from Nazism, once we’ve won, firstly must get convinced that no, it doesn’t, and secondly that it was fighting the Nazism on its own whenever and wherever possible. Otherwise this war will cast a shadow over decades. Even to the third generation, the revanchists will be ready to take advantage of whatever problems of ours in order to revenge. If you can’t kill the carrier of ideology, kill the ideology. It’s difficult, but the only thing to do. Rostislav Ischenko, president of the Centre for System Analysis and Forecast, exclusively for the “Timely comments”

NEO â€" What America is really threatening in Ukraine

- "Henry Kamens gives us one hell of an overview of the present Ukraine mess, which I have compared to the Tar Baby in the briar patch from Uncle Remus."

Georgians as Expendable as White Rats

- There are now scattered reports of biological weapons being tested on citizens of various countries, including Georgia and some Middle Eastern countries.

16 March 2015. WE STAND FOR SEVASTOPOL! What America Needs to Know About Russian Determination to Resist Anglo Bullying

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NEO â€" Russian

- You won't read anything like this in Western media as it conflicts with their fairy tale of spreading peace and democracy when proxy terrorism is the new game of choice.

[eng subs] Clashes at Peski area 15

- - Since all armament of calibers higher than 100mm has been withdrawn, NAF are using 82mm mortars, AGS, NSV, small arms. From: Kazzura Views: 0 0 ratingsTime: 02:58 More in News & Politics ...read more

President Putin’s Address to Russian Diplomats (in English)

President Putin is a man of his words. He writes his own speeches and their content tells you what he thinks about Russia and its relationship to other nations. That’s why it is well worth to pay attention to his words in this speech … Download (PDF, 197KB)

Sputnik About Carl Bildt’s “Handlers” â€" The Brzezinski Family

The recently launched Russian news provider, Sputnik, gives, in the article by Daniel Zubov cited below, an interesting review of the Brzezinski Family and their influence on Americas foreign policy. The connection to Sweden through the American Ambassador there, Mark Brzezinski, helps to explain the special role Carl Bildt and the Swedish Foreign Ministry played in the […]

[eng subs] Assaulting buildings. LPR militia training [published on 15.03.15]

E.N.O.T. corps instructor trains LPR commandant's office troops in Antratsit. E.N.O.T. corps site: enotcorp.org Basically I'm not really sure when this was filmed, obviously not on 15.03.15,... From: Kazzura Views: 0 0 ratingsTime: 23:14 More in News & Politics ...read more

The Misrepresentation of Israeli Aggression as “Self

Last July, shortly after the outbreak of war in Gaza, President Barack Obama declared that “Israel has the right to defend itself against what I consider to be inexcusable attacks from Hamas.” To demonstrate the general moral applicability of this…

At the finish line of deindustrialization: how Ukraine loses its industry

source: http://www.odnako.org/blogs/na-finishnoy-pryamoy-deindustrializacii-kak-ukraina-teryaet-promishlennost/ By Ivan Lizan Translated by Eugene Ukraine's refusal to cooperate with Russia in the military, scientific and technical fields has already begun to bear fruit. Naturally, this Kiev’s policy forced the citizens of Ukraine to eat only one (poisonous) kind of "fruit”: unemployment, poverty and deindustrialization. Thanks to the West and Kiev for this The goal of this break in cooperation, initiated by the Western curators of Kiev - while talking heads in the government only announced Washington's decision, wrapped in the slogan “Not a single spare part for the occupier!" - was actually the disruption of the state defense order of the Russian Federation. "Geniuses" of the Ukrainian political thought expressed the intention to force Moscow’s capitulation by refusing to cooperate and to export components. For example, the Ukrainian political "giant" Yuri Lutsenko suggested to use the Yuzhmash plant as a means to blackmail Russia. The argument was truly "deadly", but, as turned out, not for Russia: "... all Russian nuclear missiles can be serviced only by our Yuzhmash. Without this service, the whole world will sing la-la-la-la" [reference to the obscene ditty “Putin huilo la-la-la-la” popular among anti-Russian Ukrs] - Lutsenko repeated in mid-July last year. However, the negative effect of breaking the bonds is almost always mutual and is not immediate. Because, all of a sudden, it turned out that the mastodon of Ukrainian engineering - the backbone of Ukrainian rocket-building â€" Yuzhmash found itself between life and death. Yet, Russian companies still keep working, for reasons still unclear to Kiev. How the flagship of rocket-building dies The plant had problems before. They were not critical, but accumulated from year to year. Americans were first to refuse cooperation with Yuzhmash because of the exploded Anthares rocket. Formally, the Americans are going to work for about a year on finalizing the technical solution for their rocket, so Yuzhmash will be left without US orders during this time. In reality, if Washington decides to renew the cooperation, they will not find anyone to talk with, as by that time the company will be reduced to just a pile of equipment. The final nail in the plant’s coffin was the refusal of the Russian Federation to procure launch vehicles Zenit; they will be replaced with [Russian made] Angara. As of mid-October 2014, about fifty employees were leaving the company on a daily basis. And they were the most valuable workers that could not be replaced by anyone else. The situation was aggravated by endless waves of "mogilizations" [wordplay: mobilization/mogilization as “mogila” means “grave” in Russian] announced by Kiev in the framework of the civil war in the East. The number of mobilized workers is not precisely known, but the more employees will lose their jobs, the more will be sent to the ranks of the Ukrainian army - thus not only enhancing the country's defense, but also "creating new jobs." Therefore, the damage to the personnel potential will increase in direct proportion to the duration of the war and the number of layoffs at the plant. Death of the enterprise: Just the facts One can learn about the state of the company from the interview of its former director Victor Shchyogol, but here we are only interested in the facts and consequences of the plant’s closure: over the past three years, the volume of production at the plant fell more than 4 times, and the volume of contracts with Russia decreased by 60 times, as calculated in hrivnya equivalent; the closure of the plant will result in the loss of about 50 000 jobs at Yuzhmash and associated enterprises; about 70% of the components for the launch vehicle Zenit was produced in cooperation with Russia; contracts with the Brazilians and maintaining working relationships with the US will allow to employ only about 10% of the plant’s personnel; cooperation with Russia terminated completely, resulting in the loss of more than 80% of the plant’s revenue; employees of the company have not received wages for over seven months; out of the total workforce of 7000, more than a thousand employees have left the company; even two years ago, orders from Ukraine amounted to the miniscule 10 million hryvnia (just over $1 million at the 2013 exchange rate), now there are no orders at all. Who is next? The next candidates for demise are Antonov ASTC [Aviation Science and Technology Complex] and other machine-building enterprises. On January 30 the IMF mission arrived in Antonov ASTC. They acquainted themselves with the work of the enterprise and visited the laboratory of static tests, the engineering and piloting stand, the trainer AN-148, assembly shops for both experimental and serial productions, and also learned about promising projects. It is unknown, what was the real purpose of the visit by IMF clerks, but it is doubtful that the sharks of the Western capital were interested in a speedy recovery and development of the enterprise. Most likely, it goes to its liquidation. Probably, the closure of a number of high-tech industries is one condition for the disbursement of IMF loans to Kiev. Remarkably, the dying Yuzhmash and Antonov are connected by industrial cooperation â€" the chassis for the aircraft family AN are made in Dnepropetrovsk. The situation is no better in railcar construction - in the first half of last year, they assembled only about 3,500 cars with a capacity of 38 thousand. The Kharkov plant Electrotyazhmash has lost $41 million due to the cancellation of orders from Russia for the supply of turbine generators, electric motors and mine-drilling equipment. The losses of Yuzhkabel amounted to $12.4 million. Only Turboatom and “Motor Sich" managed to survive - so far. Next in line â€" the death of metallurgy, which remains in a state of depression for several years already. The destruction or loss of the Avdeevka coke plant will force Kiev to switch to imported coking coal, while the transition of Mariupol under the authority of DPR [Donetsk People Republic] will lead to the loss of the major port for exporting rolled metal. With diminished metal production, the state budget will lose a large share of its foreign currency earnings. In the framework of the war between Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk, the ferroalloys sector, which is controlled by Igor Kolomoisky, could potentially die as well. Ferroalloys plants have not been modernized, and this is an incredibly energy-intensive industry. So far, the only thing that saves the industry â€" is the supply of electricity from Russia and the unwillingness of Kiev to confront Kolomoisky. Quite vague are the prospects of chemical and food industries, however, the situation is no better in other areas of the economy that are suffering from young reformers and "visiting warriers" from the Baltic states and the US. *** One can say with certainty that at the end of its civil war, the Ukraine will complete the process of de-industrialization, and what is left of it, will be able to grow only grains. The existing objects of infrastructure are irrelevant to Kiev rulers, while the workers capable of servicing power plants and producing high-tech goods at miraculously survived factories will either die at the front, unable to avoid "mogilizations", or travel outside the country to escape from poverty. It is safe to admit that the administrative staff are absolutely incompetent, which is confirmed by regular accidents at Ukrainian nuclear power plants, which only narrowly failed to repeat the Chernobyl disaster. The financial default, which Kiev will have to declare, inevitably, will only hasten the death of the industry. Together with the production shut down, Kiev will get a reduction of foreign exchange earnings, a decline in budget revenues, and, therefore, an approaching collapse and tens of thousands of lost jobs - not because of some Moscow’s policy, but from Kiev’s own desire to kill itself to spite Russia. Because each new closed plant will only bring closer the start of large-scale urban riots and increase the number of opponents of the bankrupt project "Ukraine". -------Saker note @EVERYBODY PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE NEW BLOG!This blog will CLOSE for comments on March 1st. The newone has the popular threaded comments and faster moderation. http://thesaker.is/blog/

Russia Was Ready for Crimea Nuclear Standoff, Putin Says

“We were ready to do that,” Putin said when asked in a documentary film about Russia’s takeover of Crimea aired Sunday on state television if the Kremlin had been prepared to place its nuclear forces on alert. The Russian leader said he warned the U.S. and Europe not to get involved, accusing them of engineering the ouster of Russian-backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. In the film ...

Nemtsov murder: Putin warned about exactly this type of "false flag" two years ago

Already in February 2012 (two years ago!) Putin was warning Russians about exactly the kind of false flag which we just saw happening with the murder of Nemtsov.  See for yourself:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Qwju5nJ-w?rel=0]Note: the Russian word "provocatsiia" is often translated as "provocation" which is not incorrect as long as you are aware that in Russian "provocation" can mean "false flag", as it does in this context.  Putin is clearly warning about a false flag "sacrifice". This video was emergency-translated by one of our "brother in arms", Tatzhit, to whom I am most grateful for this ultra-rapid translation.As for the "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition it has already announced that it will convert the planned protest into a memorial rally.We will keep you posted.The SakerSaker note @EVERYBODY PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE NEW BLOG!This blog will CLOSE for comments on March 1st. The new one has the popular threaded comments and faster moderation:http://thesaker.is/blog/ 

The Coup in Ukraine 2014 â€" Three Testimonials

USA’s role in the coup in Kiev in February 2014 is crystal clear. But there are still to be people who either doesn’t know or just refuse to acknowledge facts. High ranked officials from the USA and EU even blame Russia for having instigated the armed revolution which overthrow the democratically elected President Yanukovych. Not to […]

Mark Slebodas Unbeatable Description Of The Mindset In The US State Department

The clash between Eastern and Western world-views is an undeniable fact. The accelerated push by the neocons on behalf of the ruling Anglo-Zionist banking elite towards a New World Order, is of course the main cause of the clash. But it does not explain the fact that millions of people are taking the side of the […]

Según el Banco Mundial Cuba es el país del mundo que invierte más en educación

Según la institución internacional, ningún país, incluidos los más ricos, dedica una parte tan alta de su presupuesto nacional a la educación como Cuba. Los resultados son excepcionales. Cuba es una referencia mundial en educación. Es lo que acaba de…

Get Over It!

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Russia rejects U.S. concerns over Vietnam base role in bomber flights

By Jack Stubbs and David Brunnstrom MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia on Friday rejected U.S. concerns about its use of a former American base in Vietnam for the refueling of Russian bomber flights around U.S. territory in the Pacific, dismissing recent U.S. statements as "puzzling" and "strange". Reuters reported on Wednesday that the United States had asked Vietnam to stop letting Russia ...

The American Government’s Biggest Lie Now Is About Ukraine

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/?p=43386

Loanwords Frequently Mispronounced in Russian

http://blogs.transparent.com/russian/?p=7546

‘It’s boring without rumors’: Putin appears in public after week of MSM hysteria

Life would be boring without rumors, Vladimir Putin said after appearing on public in St Petersburg on Monday. ...read more

NEO â€" True Heroes Behind the Kiev Ceasefire

- Jim W. Dean..."We need to make America's state sponsored terrorism a fall campaign issue on the Dems and Repubs doing the AIPAC Zombie walk on Ukraine."

25.02.2015 Ukrainian crisis news. Latest news of Ukraine, Donbass, ISIS, NATO, USA, Russia

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Who’s Afraid of the Israel Lobby?

Congress is the last place to look for “the brightest and the best” or the most knowledgeable. Still, most Senators and Representatives are at least somewhat better informed than people whose window on the world is Fox News. Why then…

NEO â€" Japanese Sanctions against the Russian Federation

- The real threat is who is really running the show in the US and Europe. Is it the elected leaders, or those who are really behind who gets elected?

Comedy Gold: US General Who Wants to 'Start Killing Russians' Reacts to Criminal Probe against Him

From: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/15/4507 The disunity in Ukraine is certainly destabilizing the geopolitical state of affairs of the entire entire world. It is laying open the fear among the westerly elite group in their initiatives to trample underfoot the globe whilst the us dollar continue to have an importance. The westerly conventional press assists the global aristocracy in their attempts in order to get rid of President Putin. Not since the peak of the cold war was the black-painting of Russia and the president been this openly revealed. Only an uninterested or totally brainwashed man or woman can stay away from to notice the erroneous narrative ordered by the european elite to the owners as well as writers of the corporate press in the USA together with Europe. This is sole extra example on how the story varies. I grasp in what way challenging it is to penetrate the reflection of Russia as laid out by west media people. The european hogwash works yet primarily upon folks that are far-off from living the reality. If you checked out Russia in the course of the previous ten years, you would most likely have acquired a glimpse of an entirely diverse community compared to the one portrayed to you by the press at home.Russian authorities launched a criminal investigation against retired US Army Major General Robert H. Scales for openly calling for violence against the people of Russia.  Recall his Russophobic comments about the situation in Ukraine: “the only way the United States can have any effect in this region and turn the tide is start killing Russians...killing so many Russians that even Putin’s media can’t hide the fact that Russians are returning to their motherland in body bags.” In a new Fox interview, Scales responds to the Russian criminal probe.  Excerpts for the interview: “It’s the Russia version of the First Amendment â€" five years in prison if you say something that makes Vladimir Putin angry” "This is a Russian form of war run by missing Vladimir Putin" “I didn’t know Fox News was watched in Russia” “Fox is not Vladimir Putin’s favorite network, because as you saw me on the clip you ran, we’re trying to tell the truth about what’s going on in places like Ukraine” "Putin is not a strong leader right now. He is missing" "Russia's military is in disarray"  "I think it is like the 30s all over again [referring to Hitler]" "Putin is there to poke a stick into our eye" “We all know that sanctions don’t work, negotiations don’t work, we can’t push the red ‘reset’ button, and the bottom line is, only military action by the Ukrainians that we support will turn the tide” “I’m not concerned at all (about criminal investigation), I just kind of wish I could take a vacation in Russia but I can guarantee, that’s not going to happen” Language English [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVLhjF7Y9uU?width=640&height=360&theme=dark&autoplay=0&vq=large&rel=0&showinfo=1&modestbranding=0&iv_load_policy=1&controls=1&autohide=2&start=0&wmode=opaque&w=640&h=360] Keep refreshed regarding the most up-to-date progression of the crisis regarding Ukraine by patronizing our RSS supply or perhaps to our Twitter feed @therussophile. Grab the most recent updates on the predicament within Ukraine by following me on Twitter (@therussophile) and by signing up for the RSS-feed out of therussophile.org.

Get Over It!

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23.02.2015 Ukrainian crisis news. Latest news of Ukraine, Donbass, Kharkov, USA, Europe

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Putin Orders Northern Fleet to Full Alert for Combat Readiness Exercise

http://sputniknews.com/military/20150316/1019541658.html

NEO â€" China’s Global Political Shift

Jim W. Dean..."The continuing economic fratricide in the West has caused China to look for more stable long term partners among its neighbors. Peking seems to have chosen them all."

MAIN SERVER BACK UP AGAIN

Dear friends,The main server at thesaker.is is back up. Thanks to the fast intervention of a few specialists of the IT team we also know that this was probably not a DDOS but a combination of problems including that Apache was configured to handle a greater number of connexions that the server can actually handle so it ran near out of memory.  Still, there were some weird connection attempts from certain IPs and this problems is being addressed right now.  I would call that "growing pains" with the emphasis on "growing" which is a good thing.I am therefore re-freezing this blog here and asking you all to go back to the main one.Thanks a lot and kind regards,The Saker

27.02.2015 Ukrainian crisis news. Latest news of Ukraine, Donbass, Kiev, Russia, USA

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Important clarifications about the new blog

Dear friends,New blog presentation format: A lot of you have emailed me to tell me that they don't like the "thematic" presentation used for the new blog and that you prefer a regular "chronological" one.  That is very simple to address:If you prefer the "thematic" one use this link: http://thesaker.is/If you prefer the "chronological" one use this link: http://thesaker.is/blog/ I think that with time you will see that having a choice of both is actually very helpful.  The thematic mode makes it far easier to research a topic while the second one makes it far easier to get the latest news.  I think that this flexibility is a huge improvement over the rigid "chronological only" format.Delay between posts on the old and new blog:Some have noticed that post appear hear before they appear on the new blog.  Correct.  I am learning the various options offered by WordPress and my webmaster helps me in the process.  So especially in the beginning, there will be a time lag between here (blogger is very simple to use, but also have very little functionality) and there (WordPress is extremely powerful but take a little bit of time to learn).Moderation on the new blog:Finally, moderation should improve massively.  I remind you that my moderation policy is spelled out here: http://thesaker.is/moderation-policy/And just to clarify - my moderators (there are 10 of them) have a sole function to allow comments which are clearly in compliance with that policy.  However, they do not delete the others, but leave them to me to make the final decision.  In other words, don't blame them from not allowing a comment, if that happens - blame me.The good news is that your comments should get posted much faster.  Also, there will be no software-controlled moderation and no obligation to sign up.Comments:Please do not post comments on this blog but only on the new one.  And please DO let us know what you like and dislike about the new blog by posting our opinions under this article's comments section:http://thesaker.is/the-new-saker-blog-v3-is-now-ready/That's it for now.I hope to have a Ukraine SITREP ready in a few hours.Cheers and hugs,The Saker

Russia to fete a year with Crimea back in the fold

Russia is gearing up to celebrate the one-year anniversary on Monday of Crimea voting to leave Ukraine and join the Russian state in a takeover blasted as illegal in the West but seen at home as a triumph for Vladimir Putin. The hastily organised March 16, 2014 referendum which Putin now admits came well after he'd already taken the decision to seize the Black Sea peninsula from Kiev ...

How The Russian Liberals Became “The Fifth Column”

The liberals in Russia are deserved casualties of the crisis in Ukraine. Their numbers are dwindling and only the most “hard-core” remains loyal to their orientation to the West. They have also got a new stamp as “the Fifth Column”. I have noticed the liberal exodus among many of my friends and it is confirmed in […]

Are You Doing What You Can Trying To Stop WW3?

The world is edging closer and closer towards a hot war. Are you doing what you can to prevent it? World War Three has already started with sanctions and manipulations of currency- and energy- markets. An economic war between USA and Russia is raging since the early summer of 2014 with sanctions towards Russia from USA […]

Motorola & Givi awarded with Golden Stars of Heroes of DPR

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Ukraine's Neo

From: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/01/28/2875 The dissent within Ukraine is definitely destabilizing the geopolitical sphere in the whole planet. It is exposing the fear within the westerly establishment regarding their initiatives to conquer the world whilst the dollar still have an importance. The american primary press supports the global aristocracy in their efforts to get rid of President Putin. Not since the height of the cold war has the black-painting of Russia and the commander in chief been so publicly laid bare. Just an uninterested or totally brainwashed character will dodge to identify the fallacious account decreed by the westerly elite to the owners and also publishers coming from the corporate press in the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA together with Europe. This is sole extra scenario on in what way the saga varies. I am aware the way challenging it is to see through the reflection of Russia as detailed by american broadcasters. The american hogwash works but just on people that are far-off from living the reality. In case that you visited Russia during the course of the last decade, you would most likely have obtained an impression of a thoroughly different society compared to the one pictured to you by media people in your country.Many were shocked when Kiev openly admitted that neo-Nazis are part of the Ukrainian armed forces, that they are controlled by Kiev and that without them "the Russian army" could not be stopped. Most of the Western media have completely ignored this scandalous statement.According to Western politicians and media there is no real danger of Ukrainian nationalistic extremists taking over power or influencing politics in Ukraine. On the contrary, influential US neo-cons including professional Russophobe Anne Applebaum argues that the West must support Ukrainian nationalism: "Nationalism is exactly what Ukraine needs now."Influential militant groups like Right Sector and Azov battalion advocate ethnic segregation, aggressive Ukrainaization, total subordination of everything to the ideology of Ukrainian nationalism, and the purge of anything non-Ukrainian.Their goal is to assimilate or exterminate all national and cultural minorities and establish unitary national state with a strong authoritarian leader.Coincidence?However, maybe radical Ukrainism is just a form of extreme nationalism that exists in every country or there is something more to it? What makes it different in comparison with nationalism/fascism in other countries?These are four important reasons why Ukrainian neo-Nazis are much more dangerous than their European comrades:1. Driven by clear political agenda, Western media are minimizing the role of Ukrainian neo-Nazis in Ukrainian society/politics. Yes, in Russia and the rest of the Europe, there are neo-Nazi and nationalistic groups but there is no country in the world where declared neo-Nazis control security services, hold important position in Ministry of Interior and in Parliament and so on. In other countries, neo-Nazis are just marginal political groups with no significant influence on the country's political life.2. Western governments support and encourage Ukrainian nationalism/fascism. Western governments are not only ignoring and underestimating the power of the Ukrainian radical right, but they are directly encouraging and strengthening it, having in mind a long therm geo-political plan of establishing Ukraine as "Anti-Russia", as excellently explained by Nikolai Starikov.Ukrainian neo-Nazi Parubiy and NATO Deputy Secretary-General Vershbow - match made in heaven?That's the reason the Pentagon is providing training for Ukrainian volunteer battalions and considering arming them with lethal weapons. For example, have a look at the case of the detained Right Sector nationalist Savchenko, accused of torturing and killing civilians and journalists. Not only did she become a member of the Ukrainian Rada while in detention, but she was also recently approved as a member of Ukraine's delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) by votes of European parliamentarians who are also supporting ludicrous Free Savchenko campaign.Poroshenko awarded Ukrainian citizenship to Belorussian Serhiy Korotkykh, a founding member of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Society (NSS) 3. Infiltration of neo-Nazis in Ukrainian institutions (parliament, government, military, police etc.). Many Western apologists of the Maidan coup d'état will mention the fact that the most prominent far-right organization Right Sector didn't pass the election threshold of 5% during Ukrainian parliamentary elections. However they will forget to mention that both Interpol wanted Dmytro Yarosh and Borislav Bereza were elected as MPs thanks to mixed electoral system (both proportional and majoritarian) which allows direct election of MPs in their electoral districts.Extreme right-wing populist Lyahsko, leader of the Radical Party, is also a member of ruling pro-NATO coalition. Even highly influential and anti-Russian US foreign policy journal: Foreign Policy wrote about his radical right, thuggish and scandalous behavior, including public torture of POWs. White power supremacist and Azov battalion leader Andriy Biletsky is part of Yatsenyuk's People's Front party that won the parliamentary elections. Currently he is an MP in the Ukrainian Rada and member of the ruling coalition. He is well-known for openly promoting his racist "white power" and Nazi views. Andriy Parubiy, co-founder of the Neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine, was appointed as a Secretary of the National Security and National Defense Committee. Together with current Prime Minister Yatsenyuk he founded the new  People's Front party. Currently he is a MP and deputy speaker of the Ukrainian parliament.Ukrainian Nazis posing at the Kiev police headquarters since their Nazi comrade became Kiev police chiefNeo-nazi Azov battalion officially became a special military unit of Ukrainian interior ministry and it is under its control. So formerly neo-Nazi militants are part of the Ministry of Police. Furthermore, Vadim Troyan, deputy commander of Azov battalion has been appointed as the head of the Kiev police. Poroshenko even decorated him for valor. Even though, one can notice marginal presence of far-right parties in some of EU member states parliaments, no far right or neo-Nazi groups are part of a government, not to speak about being part of army and police forces.4. Open state support to Ukrainian fascism Ukrainian nationalistic ideology is already deeply entrenched in the Ukrainian education system and openly promoted by Ukrainian mainstream media. For example, Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera, accused for atrocities against Jews, Poles and Russians, is considered by many, especially youth and even "moderate" Poroshenko, as a positive historical figure, a national hero and founding father of the modern Ukrainian state.Ukraine's Stamp commemorating 100 years of birth of Ukraine Nazi Collaborator and genocidal killer Stepan BanderaIn terms of ideology one can argue that Ukrainian nationalism is more Nazi-like because of Bandera's collaboration with Nazis, the Ukrainian SS division adored by many in western and central Ukraine, and Azov battalion's current popularity and strength. One could also argue that there is a difference between Right Sector fascist ideology and Azov neo-Nazi "white power" ideology, but they are both strong representative of radical Ukrainism and their goal is the same.There are numerous reports about war crimes of nationalist volunteer battalions. It's obvious that these Ukrainian marauders are not afraid of the potential consequences and criminal proceedings against them for committing war crimes, since they are an integral part of the power structure in Kiev. This can explain why they openly brag about war crimes, recruit foreign Nazis for Azov and war tourism,  admit to torture in - squeezing nipples with pliers, putting needles under fingernails, waterboarding, racketeering and robing companies and individuals allegedly for "patriotic cause" and branding Swastikas on prisoners’ buttocks. Language English [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZQbFT7C_pE?width=640&height=360&theme=dark&autoplay=0&vq=large&rel=0&showinfo=1&modestbranding=0&iv_load_policy=1&controls=1&autohide=2&start=0&wmode=opaque&w=640&h=360] Stay refreshed with regards to the recent progression of the predicament within Ukraine by considering our RSS feed or perhaps to our Twitter feed @therussophile. Grab the latest change on the condition in Ukraine by following me on Twitter (@therussophile) and by considering the RSS-feed coming from www.therussophile.org.

Russia seeing 'surge' of investment from China

A slew of Chinese are companies investing in Russia, according to the CEO of the Russia's sovereign wealth fund.

Mark Slebodas Unbeatable Description Of The Mindset In The US State Department

The clash between Eastern and Western world-views is an undeniable fact. The accelerated push by the neocons on behalf of the ruling Anglo-Zionist banking elite towards a New World Order, is of course the main cause of the clash. But it does not explain the fact that millions of people are taking the side of the […]

Breaking news: FALSE FLAG IN MOSCOW!

Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in Moscow.  He was one of the most charismatic leaders of the "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition in Russia (please understand that in the Russian context "liberal" and "democratic" means pro-US or even CIA-run, while "non-system" means too small to even get a single deputy in the Duma).  He was shot just a few days before the announced demonstration of the very same "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition scheduled for March 1st. Nemtsov with YushchenkoAs I have already explained many times on this blog, the "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition in Russia has a popular support somewhere in the range of 5% (max). In other words, it is politically *dead* (for a detailed explanation, please read "From Napoleon to Adolf Hitler to Conchita Wurst").  In the hopes of getting a higher number of people to the streets the "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system"opposition allied itself with the ultra-nationalists (usually useful idiots for the CIA) and the homosexual activists (also useful idiots for the CIA).  Apparently, this was not enough.And now, in *perfect* timing, Nemtsov is murdered.We all know the reaction of the AngloZionists and their propaganda machine.  It will be exactly the same as for MH-17: Putin the Murderer!!! Democracy Shot!! Freedom Killed!! etc. etc. etc. etc.There is no doubt in my mind at all that either this is a fantastically unlikely but always possible case of really bad luck for Putin and Nemtsov was shot by some nutcase or mugged, or this was a absolutely prototypical western false flag: you take a spent politician who has no credibility left with anyone with an IQ over 70, and you turn him into an instant "martyr for freedom, democracy, human right and civilization".By the way if, as I believe, this is a false flag, I expect it to be a stunning success in the West and a total flop in Russia: by now, Russians already can smell that kind of setup a mile away and after MH-17 everybody was expecting a false flag.  So, if anything, it will only increase the hostility of Russians towards the West and rally them around Putin.  In the Empire, however, this will be huge, better than Politkovskaya or Litvinenko combined.  A "Nemtsov" prize will be created, a Nemtov statue will be place somewhere (in Warsaw?), the US Congress will pass a "Nemtsov law" and the usual combo package of "democratic hagiography" will be whipped-up.What worries me most is that the Russian security services did not see this one coming and let it happen.  This is a major failure for the FSB which will now have a lot at stake to find out who did it.  I expect them to find a fall-guy, a patsy, who will have no provable contacts with any western services and who, ideally, might even have some contacts with the Russian services (like Andrei Lugovoi).As for the "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" - it will probably re-brand the upcoming protests as a "tribute to Nemtsov" thereby getting more people into the streets.There are folks in Langley tonight who got a promotion.The Saker-------Saker note @EVERYBODY PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE NEW BLOG!This blog will CLOSE for comments on March 1st. The new one has the popular threaded comments and faster moderation:http://thesaker.is/blog/  

Cohen: “Russia Not Been Entitled to a Sphere of Influence”

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Pegasus Targets Freeh â€" On Orders From The President

  I have received a number of requests to verify the article below.As a former member of Pegasus, I do have contact with at least 3 active members. I also am well aware of Mr. Freeh and his previous activities in the DOJ. I have placed my remarks at the bottom of the article.  A […]

M. Khazin, “Relevant notes on Greece”

Source: http://worldcrisis.ru/crisis/1819611 Translated by Mikhael A brief overview of post-election situation in Greece. This is a translation of the Russian version, there is also a published Greek translation There is a new government in Greece. A left-wing government that has a rather complicated relationship with the “sacred right of private ownership”, particularly when it comes to Greek sovereign debt. In other words, it is leaning towards triggering a full blown debt crisis in the EU (and possibly impacting the entire world). But, as we have been taught back in 2008, a crisis doesn’t just bring problems, it also unveils new opportunities. That’s why it is important to have a more in-depth understanding of Greek politics, in particular to be able to recognize who will benefit from these new opportunities. To be able to analyze the situation correctly, it is necessary to explain one very important point crucial to understanding the events that are unfolding in the EU today. Debt accumulation was a “reaganomics” instrument used to stimulate consumer demand, first in the USA and then, starting in 1981, across the entire world. In particular, by year 2008, the average household debt in the USA increased more than twofold when compared to 1980 (from 60-65% of available income to over 130%). The situation is a little better in the EU, but in Europe state budgets were used to stimulate consumer demand, resulting in higher national debts. The USA is quickly catching up in that department. These debts were serviced using refinancing, supported by gradual decrease in borrowing costs (the minimum interest rate set by the Federal Reserve has gone from 19% in 1980 to just about 0% in 2008). Today it is impossible to repay these debts even with zero percent interest rate on refinancing without sharply declining the standard of living for general population. A twofold decline in the EU and the USA would be necessary. But that is unacceptable, which means that these debts need to be somehow liquidated. Either written off or dealt with at the cost of high inflation rates. I will say this once again: it is impossible to pay off the debt that has been accumulated within the world economy, it simply does not generate financial flows on a scale required for this task. For example, the real average wage in the USA has not changed since 1950’s. All the increased spending happens at the cost of increased household and national debt, and declining savings. This problem must be solved, or it will resolve on its own â€" through a major economic crisis. And this problem is already being dealt with. The first experiment was the restructuring of banks in Cyprus. It tested depositors’ reaction to the banks’ refusal to return their funds (or, rather, part of the funds). The experiment was a success â€" disgruntled depositors have not been able to win a single court case so far. It is possible that some of them were able to settle their claims informally, but such information is not openly available. However, there is also the problem of national debt, which, in many ways, is a lot more complex as it is no longer about disgruntled ordinary households who can’t really hold the banks responsible, but instead it is going to affect major banks and financial institutions. For this very reason, any actions related to national debt need to be thoroughly planned and tested to avoid any risk. And this is where it would be fitting to recall a phrase from an old comedy: “the most dangerous experiments involve the least valuable members of the crew”. Note this â€" when Haider got into Austrian government, Austria was ostracized in EU. A similar reaction could be observed when Jean-Marie Le Pen took part in the final round of presidential elections in France. These were classic right-wing politicians who would be considered mainstream in 1950’s. What about now? Left-wing party wins elections in Greece (with right-wing joining the ruling coalition), but we see no reaction from the EU political establishment, they are silent. There is also another interesting circumstance. World debt accumulation was made possible by US dollar emission. This emission was supposed to be backed up by new assets, but, since 1990’s, when all former Soviet assets were finally “digested”, nothing new of any considerable value emerged in the world. Therefore, the usual mechanisms of redistribution of the emitted currency no longer work â€" this is another aspect of falling household incomes in most countries across the world. This brings us to an important question: how can the US be forced to share with the rest of the world? “Old” elites, who benefited from emission income redistribution for many years, cannot do it â€" this must be done by new political figures who are currently part of opposition elites. There are minor exceptions such as Hungary. This small (for now?) country in Eastern Europe openly used blackmail when it gave its government control over the central bank. This decision was later revoked, but it is nearly impossible to get the full details of the deal through media resources. Greece has now become the second country in the EU where opposition elites came to power. I suspect that this particular country will be “the least valuable member of the crew” which will be used to test mechanisms for writing off national debt. Hungary would not be a good choice for this â€" the government has too much support and its position looks pretty solid. It would be very hard for the EU to force its policies in Hungary. Let’s reiterate the main point: there is a very high probability that EU leadership wants to use Greece as a “guinea pig” to test national debt write off mechanisms. Greece will get all the “cuts and bruises”, while the rest of the EU will get invaluable experience in minimizing negative consequences of an operation that will eventually have to take place in every country across the world. The main objective of the new Greek government is to get the highest possible compensation for participating in this “experiment”. I will not be giving advices to the new Greek government â€" forewarned is forearmed. Especially considering that I do not specialize in politics, I am an economist. But it is necessary to take into account certain developments which might end up being very important. First of all â€" since opposition elites in the EU will be gaining more and more strength, there is no need to be worried about serious, on the edge of blackmail, confrontation scenarios. They will find their way into world politics one way or another, if not tomorrow, then the day after tomorrow. Secondly, it is important to understand that the EU (and the world) does not care about Greek national debt, it just needs to test new mechanisms. And after this task is accomplished, the reaction to future attempts to write off or restructure national debt might be a lot tougher. That’s why the solution must be found on the largest possible scale, no need to run small-scale experiments. Thirdly, EU leadership will try to control the situation by applying pressure on the government “from below”. In other words â€" various social protests will be organized whenever it will appear that the new Greek government is not “behaving”. And it must be ready for such developments. Fourthly, there is just not that much time left. Various market indicators are suggesting that US markets have reached critical points in terms of overheating and a considerable correction is imminent. And if it begins, mostly likely there will no longer be enough time for complex operations. In conclusion, it can be noted that the new Greek government has some very interesting political tools that doubtfulness should be used to improve the economic situation in the country. But they should be used with utmost caution to get maximum benefits and avoid potential dangers. * * * The article was translated into Greek: http://gr.rbth.com/international/2015/02/11/symboyli_pro_ellada_poyliste_to_tomari_sa_akriba_35303.html-----Saker note @EVERYBODY PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE NEW BLOG!This blog will CLOSE for comments on March 1st. The new one has the popular threaded comments and faster moderation:http://thesaker.is/blog/ 

Putin Orders Northern Fleet to Full Alert for Combat Readiness Exercise

http://sputniknews.com/military/20150316/1019541658.html

Among the “Conspiracy Theory” Theorists

The University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences and Political Science Department held what was likely the world’s first official academic Conference on Conspiracy Theories from March 12th to 14th. The event was attended by 45 social scientists, historians…

Cohen: “Russia Not Been Entitled to a Sphere of Influence”

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False Flags and Regime Change in Ukraine: Why We Still Don’t Know What Happened to Flight MH17

Much is not what it seems around the tragedy of the Malaysian airliner MH17 which was shot down above the Ukraine on July 17th 2014. This video explains the true story behind the events in the Ukraine and the loopholes in the official investigation.

Great Article on the Soviet Union and Russia in the Past 40 Years

Here. Almost everything you read in the Western Free Press (TM) about the Soviet Union and Russia is a lie. At best, it is biased and distorted and not good reporting. It is designed to persuade not to inform. If you read one article about the USSR and Russia in the past 40 years that sums them up well and even truthfully, then read this. He's no Putin-worshipper. He's no Putin-hater either. He gets it. He tells the truth about Edward Limonov and the National Bolshevik Party, whom I respect a lot. He tells the truth about Surkov and the ...read more

26.02.2015 Ukrainian crisis news. War in Ukraine, Donbass, Kiev

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Are You Doing What You Can Trying To Stop WW3?

The world is edging closer and closer towards a hot war. Are you doing what you can to prevent it? World War Three has already started with sanctions and manipulations of currency- and energy- markets. An economic war between USA and Russia is raging since the early summer of 2014 with sanctions towards Russia from USA […]

[eng subs] Assaulting buildings. LPR militia training [published on 15.03.15]

E.N.O.T. corps instructor trains LPR commandant's office troops in Antratsit. E.N.O.T. corps site: enotcorp.org Basically I'm not really sure when this was filmed, obviously not on 15.03.15,... From: Kazzura Views: 0 0 ratingsTime: 23:14 More in News & Politics ...read more

IMF MAKES UKRAINE WAR

http://johnhelmer.net/?p=12920

The American Government’s Biggest Lie Now Is About Ukraine

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/?p=43386

Is the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa a Biological Proxy War?

Russia announced that they have a vaccine effective against Ebola. From another report in Moscow Times it seems more like they have an effective drug to treat Ebola and not a really a vaccine. The investigative reporter Jon Rappoport (nomorefakenews.com), who have disclosed the fraud behind the HIV-virus and other frauds committed by the BIG PHARMA […]

NEO â€" Putin Pipeline Moves and European Union stupidity

- South Stream is dead It was the $45 billion project to deliver Russian natural gas via underwater pipeline through the Black Sea to Bulgaria & on to other Balkan & southern European markets.

Illusory Ceasefire in Ukraine

Conflict continues. Peace is a convenient illusion. Fascists don't wage wars to quit. Washington manipulates events destructively. It uses its installed stooge government to solidify unchallenged control over Ukraine. Get more info this from VT author Steve Lendman

Finns Ready to Spend More on Defense, but Reject NATO Membership â€" Poll

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Ukraine Can’t Take Away the Russian Nationalist Fervor in Eastern Ukraine â€" Simon Ostrovsky

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f83_1426503359

IMF MAKES UKRAINE WAR

http://johnhelmer.net/?p=12920

Why the Media Silence on Lindsey Graham’s Vow to Use the Military to Force Vote in Congress?

The protracted 2016 presidential campaign cycle has already begun, and with it the close attention of the media to the statements made by prospective candidates in hopes of discovering even the slightest “gaffe” that can be turned into a political…

Ukraine's Neo

From: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/01/28/2875 The dissent within Ukraine is definitely destabilizing the geopolitical sphere in the whole planet. It is exposing the fear within the westerly establishment regarding their initiatives to conquer the world whilst the dollar still have an importance. The american primary press supports the global aristocracy in their efforts to get rid of President Putin. Not since the height of the cold war has the black-painting of Russia and the commander in chief been so publicly laid bare. Just an uninterested or totally brainwashed character will dodge to identify the fallacious account decreed by the westerly elite to the owners and also publishers coming from the corporate press in the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA together with Europe. This is sole extra scenario on in what way the saga varies. I am aware the way challenging it is to see through the reflection of Russia as detailed by american broadcasters. The american hogwash works but just on people that are far-off from living the reality. In case that you visited Russia during the course of the last decade, you would most likely have obtained an impression of a thoroughly different society compared to the one pictured to you by media people in your country.Many were shocked when Kiev openly admitted that neo-Nazis are part of the Ukrainian armed forces, that they are controlled by Kiev and that without them "the Russian army" could not be stopped. Most of the Western media have completely ignored this scandalous statement.According to Western politicians and media there is no real danger of Ukrainian nationalistic extremists taking over power or influencing politics in Ukraine. On the contrary, influential US neo-cons including professional Russophobe Anne Applebaum argues that the West must support Ukrainian nationalism: "Nationalism is exactly what Ukraine needs now."Influential militant groups like Right Sector and Azov battalion advocate ethnic segregation, aggressive Ukrainaization, total subordination of everything to the ideology of Ukrainian nationalism, and the purge of anything non-Ukrainian.Their goal is to assimilate or exterminate all national and cultural minorities and establish unitary national state with a strong authoritarian leader.Coincidence?However, maybe radical Ukrainism is just a form of extreme nationalism that exists in every country or there is something more to it? What makes it different in comparison with nationalism/fascism in other countries?These are four important reasons why Ukrainian neo-Nazis are much more dangerous than their European comrades:1. Driven by clear political agenda, Western media are minimizing the role of Ukrainian neo-Nazis in Ukrainian society/politics. Yes, in Russia and the rest of the Europe, there are neo-Nazi and nationalistic groups but there is no country in the world where declared neo-Nazis control security services, hold important position in Ministry of Interior and in Parliament and so on. In other countries, neo-Nazis are just marginal political groups with no significant influence on the country's political life.2. Western governments support and encourage Ukrainian nationalism/fascism. Western governments are not only ignoring and underestimating the power of the Ukrainian radical right, but they are directly encouraging and strengthening it, having in mind a long therm geo-political plan of establishing Ukraine as "Anti-Russia", as excellently explained by Nikolai Starikov.Ukrainian neo-Nazi Parubiy and NATO Deputy Secretary-General Vershbow - match made in heaven?That's the reason the Pentagon is providing training for Ukrainian volunteer battalions and considering arming them with lethal weapons. For example, have a look at the case of the detained Right Sector nationalist Savchenko, accused of torturing and killing civilians and journalists. Not only did she become a member of the Ukrainian Rada while in detention, but she was also recently approved as a member of Ukraine's delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) by votes of European parliamentarians who are also supporting ludicrous Free Savchenko campaign.Poroshenko awarded Ukrainian citizenship to Belorussian Serhiy Korotkykh, a founding member of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Society (NSS) 3. Infiltration of neo-Nazis in Ukrainian institutions (parliament, government, military, police etc.). Many Western apologists of the Maidan coup d'état will mention the fact that the most prominent far-right organization Right Sector didn't pass the election threshold of 5% during Ukrainian parliamentary elections. However they will forget to mention that both Interpol wanted Dmytro Yarosh and Borislav Bereza were elected as MPs thanks to mixed electoral system (both proportional and majoritarian) which allows direct election of MPs in their electoral districts.Extreme right-wing populist Lyahsko, leader of the Radical Party, is also a member of ruling pro-NATO coalition. Even highly influential and anti-Russian US foreign policy journal: Foreign Policy wrote about his radical right, thuggish and scandalous behavior, including public torture of POWs. White power supremacist and Azov battalion leader Andriy Biletsky is part of Yatsenyuk's People's Front party that won the parliamentary elections. Currently he is an MP in the Ukrainian Rada and member of the ruling coalition. He is well-known for openly promoting his racist "white power" and Nazi views. Andriy Parubiy, co-founder of the Neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine, was appointed as a Secretary of the National Security and National Defense Committee. Together with current Prime Minister Yatsenyuk he founded the new  People's Front party. Currently he is a MP and deputy speaker of the Ukrainian parliament.Ukrainian Nazis posing at the Kiev police headquarters since their Nazi comrade became Kiev police chiefNeo-nazi Azov battalion officially became a special military unit of Ukrainian interior ministry and it is under its control. So formerly neo-Nazi militants are part of the Ministry of Police. Furthermore, Vadim Troyan, deputy commander of Azov battalion has been appointed as the head of the Kiev police. Poroshenko even decorated him for valor. Even though, one can notice marginal presence of far-right parties in some of EU member states parliaments, no far right or neo-Nazi groups are part of a government, not to speak about being part of army and police forces.4. Open state support to Ukrainian fascism Ukrainian nationalistic ideology is already deeply entrenched in the Ukrainian education system and openly promoted by Ukrainian mainstream media. For example, Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera, accused for atrocities against Jews, Poles and Russians, is considered by many, especially youth and even "moderate" Poroshenko, as a positive historical figure, a national hero and founding father of the modern Ukrainian state.Ukraine's Stamp commemorating 100 years of birth of Ukraine Nazi Collaborator and genocidal killer Stepan BanderaIn terms of ideology one can argue that Ukrainian nationalism is more Nazi-like because of Bandera's collaboration with Nazis, the Ukrainian SS division adored by many in western and central Ukraine, and Azov battalion's current popularity and strength. One could also argue that there is a difference between Right Sector fascist ideology and Azov neo-Nazi "white power" ideology, but they are both strong representative of radical Ukrainism and their goal is the same.There are numerous reports about war crimes of nationalist volunteer battalions. It's obvious that these Ukrainian marauders are not afraid of the potential consequences and criminal proceedings against them for committing war crimes, since they are an integral part of the power structure in Kiev. This can explain why they openly brag about war crimes, recruit foreign Nazis for Azov and war tourism,  admit to torture in - squeezing nipples with pliers, putting needles under fingernails, waterboarding, racketeering and robing companies and individuals allegedly for "patriotic cause" and branding Swastikas on prisoners’ buttocks. Language English [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZQbFT7C_pE?width=640&height=360&theme=dark&autoplay=0&vq=large&rel=0&showinfo=1&modestbranding=0&iv_load_policy=1&controls=1&autohide=2&start=0&wmode=opaque&w=640&h=360] Stay refreshed with regards to the recent progression of the predicament within Ukraine by considering our RSS feed or perhaps to our Twitter feed @therussophile. Grab the latest change on the condition in Ukraine by following me on Twitter (@therussophile) and by considering the RSS-feed coming from www.therussophile.org.

The Reasons Why Russia Will Not Invade Ukraine

Russia will not invade Ukraine and here are the reasons. A lot of energy is right now spend on trying to get Russia more involved with the civil war in Ukraine. The New World Order cabal wants it because they want NATO to get a reason to come to the defense of the new government they […]

Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea

Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday. Putin also said that Russia had saved the life of Ukraine's former pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovich, who he said had been in danger after 'revolutionaries' seized power following weeks of violent ...

[eng subs] Clashes at Peski area 15

- - Since all armament of calibers higher than 100mm has been withdrawn, NAF are using 82mm mortars, AGS, NSV, small arms. From: Kazzura Views: 0 0 ratingsTime: 02:58 More in News & Politics ...read more

Eurosatory â€" The Largest International Land and Air Land Defence and Security Exhibition

Eurosatory - the largest international land and air land defence and security exhibition was very interesting and informative.

Why I Am Backing Russia Insider

Russia Insider is a site for alternative news in English about Russia. Right now, Russia Insider runs a Kickstarter fund-raising campaign. Their target is to collect 20,000 USD until 19 April 2015. According to the founder and chief editor, Charles Bausman, … Your money will go only into great content  We’ll only spend it on journalist […]

How Lobbies, Intelligence Services and Advertisers Dictate Mainstream Media Content

Recently several journalists who worked in the mainstream media (MSM) exposed its corrupt nature, weighing in on the growing mistrust it inspires. We hope the following will inspire you to support independent media like Global Research! Former chief political commentator…

The Reasons Why Russia Will Not Invade Ukraine

Russia will not invade Ukraine and here are the reasons. A lot of energy is right now spend on trying to get Russia more involved with the civil war in Ukraine. The New World Order cabal wants it because they want NATO to get a reason to come to the defense of the new government they […]

NEO â€" Latest Terrorist Attack Inside Russia has All Marks of “Made in USA”

- Henry Kamens - America can’t survive without enemies, having discarded the one thing that could have replaced them--the positive values it claims to have, in whose name all its state-sponsored terrorism is committed.

Media, Politicians Seize on Ferguson Shooting to Blackguard Protests Against Police Violence

The US media and political establishment have seized upon the wounding of two officers in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday night to reiterate their support for the police amid widespread hostility to the wave of police killings in America. US President…

NEO â€" Growing the Russia

Jim W. Dean..."Engdahl hits the nail on the head with a topic familiar to VT reader, the West thinking it can save its economic house of cards by exploiting the East."

Repost: Roosh on the Endgame of Feminism

This one is getting posted around nowadays. It fits in great with the theme lately. Here. The take-home point, from the final paragraphs: Truth is, feminists are worse than an annoyance. They're a menace to us men. They're dangerous. They are out to get us put in jail or prison for nothing. They are out to get us fired from our jobs for fake sexual harassment charges, thereby depriving us of a means to earn a living. Feminists are our deadly enemies, and there can be no peace accords with them. ...read more

NEO â€" Are the Ukraine talks a NATO ploy?

- "Censored from Western media is the fact that the 'special status' for the New Republics recently passed by Kiev has a six month expiration date "

Kiev officer on Debalcevo HQ incompetence and self organized breakout

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQUvueRQNQk?rel=0]Comment by the Saker:This is a very interesting interview.  First, it basically confirms everything the Novorussians were saying.  But secondly, the officer speaking, Andrei Vysota, CO of 25th "Kievan Rus" battalion, declares at the end that even though Poroshenko awarded the title and medal to Commander Sergei Shaptala of the 128th Mukachevo mountain infantry brigade just to make him shut up, Shaptala did deserve that medal for having had the courage to order a retreat.From the point of view of the Russian military ethos, this is an amazing statement for the following reasons:1) Russian officers always are at the frontline with their soldiers.  This is why a Russian General was seriously wounded in South Ossetia, and this is why we have all seen Givi, Motorola, Mozgovoi and even Zakharchenko right on the very front line, a few hundred yards from the junta forces.  In contrast, Shaptala himself fled the Debaltsevo Cauldron and he gave his order from afar.2) What risk did Shaptala actually take?  He took the risk of being demoted, possibly face insubordination or even (let's worst case) treason charges.  Although, in reality, all he risked was basically to damage his future career.  But even if he did face demotion or court martial, this is *nothing* compared to what his men faced and for that *nothing* he deserves the title of Hero of the Ukraine?!  From a Russian point of view this is totally crazy.3) Finally, Vysota openly admit that Shaptala got the medal of Hero of the Ukraine as a bribe to make him shut up directly implying that all it takes to make a Hero of the Ukraine shut up about the truth about the death of his own man is to give him a medal he does not even deserve in the first place!I am absolutely amazed by all this.  Apparently, the Ukrainian forces have not only failed to develop their own ethos, they were not even capable of maintaining even a little of the ethos of the Soviet military where to get a medal of "Hero of the Soviet Union" one had to do something quite heroic indeed.If Shaptala is the best the junta has, then no wonder that their forces are losing every battle and that they get beat by men like Bezler, Mozgovoi, Motorola, Givi, Kononov, Zakharchenko and all the other Novorussian commanders every single one of which personally fought on the front line and many of whom were wounded in battle.I will be honest with you, every time I see one of the Novorussian commanders on the frontline, I am personally horrified and appalled.  I got all my military training in the West were a general belongs into a hardened bunker packed with advanced communication gear and protected from pretty much anything short of a nuclear strike.  But I also have to admit that having the commanders in the front lines makes a huge difference.  This has always been a Russian military tradition for many centuries, and this has also been a German one (during WWII German general did fight with their men in the front lines).  I recognize the superiority of that approach, but it still horrifies me (-: This is what you get for being born in old Russian military family but having been trained in western Europe: a strong cognitive dissonance when your two cultures take radically different positions :-)Lastly, I really feel sorry, from the bottom of my heart, for the men uselessly killed in Debaltsevo.  Did you get the part when Vysota said that when the Ukies tried to evacuate their *wounded* they all got killed by the Novorussian artillery?  Can you imagine being wounded in a battle you cannot win, then being evacuated in trucks only to die being ripped into shreds or incinerated by artillery strikes?May God rest the souls of these poor men who suffered and died in horrible circumstances and for nothing other then the political arrogance, ambitions and incompetence of a junta of Nazi freaks.The SakerPS: one more thing.  Under Stalin every single junta officer responsible for this outrageous disaster would have been summarily executed.  Just saying...

The State Against The Republic. France’s Backlash against Alleged “Conspiracy Theorists”

At the request of President François Hollande, the French Socialist Party has published a note on the international “conspiracy theorist” movement. His goal: to prepare new legislation prohibiting it to express itself. In the US, the September 11, 2001 coup…

Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) â€" Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday.

Comedy Gold: US General Who Wants to 'Start Killing Russians' Reacts to Criminal Probe against Him

From: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/15/4507 The disunity in Ukraine is certainly destabilizing the geopolitical state of affairs of the entire entire world. It is laying open the fear among the westerly elite group in their initiatives to trample underfoot the globe whilst the us dollar continue to have an importance. The westerly conventional press assists the global aristocracy in their attempts in order to get rid of President Putin. Not since the peak of the cold war was the black-painting of Russia and the president been this openly revealed. Only an uninterested or totally brainwashed man or woman can stay away from to notice the erroneous narrative ordered by the european elite to the owners as well as writers of the corporate press in the USA together with Europe. This is sole extra example on how the story varies. I grasp in what way challenging it is to penetrate the reflection of Russia as laid out by west media people. The european hogwash works yet primarily upon folks that are far-off from living the reality. If you checked out Russia in the course of the previous ten years, you would most likely have acquired a glimpse of an entirely diverse community compared to the one portrayed to you by the press at home.Russian authorities launched a criminal investigation against retired US Army Major General Robert H. Scales for openly calling for violence against the people of Russia.  Recall his Russophobic comments about the situation in Ukraine: “the only way the United States can have any effect in this region and turn the tide is start killing Russians...killing so many Russians that even Putin’s media can’t hide the fact that Russians are returning to their motherland in body bags.” In a new Fox interview, Scales responds to the Russian criminal probe.  Excerpts for the interview: “It’s the Russia version of the First Amendment â€" five years in prison if you say something that makes Vladimir Putin angry” "This is a Russian form of war run by missing Vladimir Putin" “I didn’t know Fox News was watched in Russia” “Fox is not Vladimir Putin’s favorite network, because as you saw me on the clip you ran, we’re trying to tell the truth about what’s going on in places like Ukraine” "Putin is not a strong leader right now. He is missing" "Russia's military is in disarray"  "I think it is like the 30s all over again [referring to Hitler]" "Putin is there to poke a stick into our eye" “We all know that sanctions don’t work, negotiations don’t work, we can’t push the red ‘reset’ button, and the bottom line is, only military action by the Ukrainians that we support will turn the tide” “I’m not concerned at all (about criminal investigation), I just kind of wish I could take a vacation in Russia but I can guarantee, that’s not going to happen” Language English [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVLhjF7Y9uU?width=640&height=360&theme=dark&autoplay=0&vq=large&rel=0&showinfo=1&modestbranding=0&iv_load_policy=1&controls=1&autohide=2&start=0&wmode=opaque&w=640&h=360] Keep refreshed regarding the most up-to-date progression of the crisis regarding Ukraine by patronizing our RSS supply or perhaps to our Twitter feed @therussophile. Grab the most recent updates on the predicament within Ukraine by following me on Twitter (@therussophile) and by signing up for the RSS-feed out of therussophile.org.

‘Innocent mistake’: UK’s Nuclear Weapons Web Data Routed Through Ukraine

Sensitive data from around 170 major companies, including the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment and Lockheed Martin, might have be compromised after British Telecom web traffic was accidentally rerouted through Ukraine. The hijacking of the companies took place over a 90-minute…

Finns Ready to Spend More on Defense, but Reject NATO Membership â€" Poll

http://sputniknews.com/military/20150316/1019547903.html

Crimea. The Path to the Motherland. Afterword

A more detailed review of the documentary "Crimea. The Path to the Motherland".Yesterday I watched it together with friends and acquaintances who took part in this process. Overall, people had positive impressions about the film, although certain moments were sacrificed for the benefit of tolerance, which was a pain to see.1. Naturally, the film offers a review of the events, where certain moments were emphasized and other moments were deemphasized. On the one side this is motivated by the time limit of the film, it was hard to compress every interesting detail to fit it, on the other side this ...read more

The new Saker blog (v3) is now ready.

Dear friends,An American saying says that "the third time is the charm". I hope that this is true, because I am officially announcing the "new new blog v3" is now online at the following URL:thesaker.isThis domain name was chosen by my webmaster who came up with this idea at the time when our community was attacked on all sides. It is also a clear reply to those who decided that they were with the "Charlies" and even "Charlies" themselves.Here is a note that Gevorg asked me to share with all of you:We have experienced some difficulties in the past month which left the new blog static until these matters could be sorted out. Some of the problems were related to technical issues like lost domain names or server re-configuration necessities. Others were related to personal matters and the separation of former supporters. It took us some time to overcome these stumbling blocks and to re-organize everything. It is still an ongoing process. But during this time we also found many new supporters and volunteers who have become part of our Saker team. They help us in maintaining and improving this international website project. There help is very valuable to us and I do express my gratitude towards those who are involved in this process. Some of you, dear visitors, have voiced concerns in your comments about the future of this blog, some even suggested to not pursue it any longer and again others may have had a laugh or two during the time of our troubles. It is for these reasons that I would like to post this comment before the following ones and kindly ask you to take notice of the following remark: On behalf of ... ... the Saker ... the international team leaders and their groups ... the translators and content providers ... the silent readers and the voiceful commenters ... the financial helpers and moral supporters ... the IT-specialists and administrators ... those who prefer to remain anonymous and those who don't ... those who choose to have a religion and those who don't ... those who agree with this blog and those who don't ... those who seek the truth and despise the lie ... I would like to add to a previous remark by stating ... We stood our ground! the Saker is Yours sincerely, Gevorg in Armenia Webmaster of The Vineyard of the Saker If the first new blog crashed for purely technical reasons, then the second one was deliberately sabotaged. But thanks to a fantastic group of volunteer IT-specialists the "New Blog v3" is now up again, and hopefully this time it will stay.  In fact, the this blog and the community around it is the result of the efforts of many people, probably close to 100, who quite literally all over the planet donate their time, skills and efforts to help with my blog, but also all the other Saker Community Blogs and I want to use this opportunity to extend to them all my most heartfelt and sincere gratitude for all they have done and are still doing.  Friends - thank you!!!Now I have a couple of things I want to explain and a few requestsFirst, I plan to double-post here (at http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/) and on the new blog (at http://thesaker.is/) and I will allow comments on both blogs for the next 2 weeks. Still, while I will not close down the comments section here, I ask you to please ONLY COMMENT ON THE NEW BLOG unless you *cannot* do that for some technical reason.Second, in two weeks I will shut down the comments here. The blog here (at http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/) will probably still be updated just to serve as a backup in case of disaster with the new blog, but that will be it's sole purpose.It is important to redirect as much comments and traffic to the new blog because we need to test if the server, the blog and the moderators can handle the traffic (last month the just the blog here had just under 1.8 million views including some days which had just over 84'000 visitors).Finally, one member of our community, the Rift, has made a beautiful video animation to encourage donations to this blog:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHYNDe4QaOU?rel=0] I hope that this short clip will encourage you all to help me in my struggle!Many thanks and kind regards,The SakerPS: you want to see if we make a difference?  Just google "maidan one year later" :-)

Capitalism And Communism â€" Two Sides Of The Same Coin

The Cold War, which ended in 1991, was an economic war between two ideologies: Capitalism and Communism. The problems we see in the world today is that rulers in “The West” believe that they won the Cold War. The western elite claim that it was a victory of capitalism over communism which gives them an unabridged right to […]

President Putin’s Address to Russian Diplomats (in English)

President Putin is a man of his words. He writes his own speeches and their content tells you what he thinks about Russia and its relationship to other nations. That’s why it is well worth to pay attention to his words in this speech … Download (PDF, 197KB)

THIS BLOG HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION

Dear friends,The blog "Vineyard of the Saker" has now moved to a new location:TheSaker.is: http://thesaker.is/ (please update your bookmarks!!)The blog here will not be deleted, but will be "frozen" and kept as on online archive.  This will also be an emergency backup blog in the unlikely event that something bad should happen to the blog at the new location.To contact me please write to vineyardsaker@gmail.com, vineyardsaker@mail.ru or thesaker@unseen.isThe SakerBlogs of the Saker Community:French Saker: http://lesakerfrancophone.netRussian Saker: http://thesaker.ru/German Saker: http://www.vineyardsaker.de/Oceania Saker: http://www.vineyardsaker.co.nz/Latin American Saker: http://vineyardsakerlatam.wordpress.com/Italian Saker: http://sakeritalia.it/Our Brothers in Arms:Colonel Cassad in English: http://cassad-eng.livejournal.com/FortRuss: http://fortruss.blogspot.ca/Kazzura: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG2L5r9T5iYCH0Mmgq85jNQRussia Insider: http://russia-insider.com/enSouthFront: https://www.youtube.com/user/ygfrontTatzhit: http://www.liveleak.com/c/TatzhitVox Populi Evo: https://www.youtube.com/user/VoxPopuliEvo/videosOther good information sources in English:Russia Today: http://rt.com/Sputnik News: http://sputniknews.com/Novorussia Today: http://novorossia.today/Voice of Sevastopol: http://en.voicesevas.ru/TASS Russia News Agency: http://tass.ru/en

Is the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa a Biological Proxy War?

Russia announced that they have a vaccine effective against Ebola. From another report in Moscow Times it seems more like they have an effective drug to treat Ebola and not a really a vaccine. The investigative reporter Jon Rappoport (nomorefakenews.com), who have disclosed the fraud behind the HIV-virus and other frauds committed by the BIG PHARMA […]

Ukraine February 26th SITREP: A Ukrainian Smørrebrød

Nothing major has happened over the past 24 hours, but a lot of small but interesting things have happened in the past couple of days.  What I propose to do first today is to list them with a URL to the original source:A Ukrainian Smørrebrød:According to a recent poll of the Lithuanian TV station TV3 82% of their viewers say that Russian media info is trustworthy.  Get the details here in English from FortRuss: http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/02/82-of-lithuanian-viewers-support-russia.htmlThere is now also a petition in the UK to oppose UK military involvement in the Ukraine.  See here: http://www.change.org/p/hm-government-david-cameron-mp-no-to-british-military-involvement-in-ukraineA Swiss newspaper is saying that the US delivered four mini-nukes to the Ukraine.  I am 99.9999% sure that this is nonsense.  But the rumor itself is an interesting fact.  See here: http://www.schweizmagazin.ch/nachrichten/ausland/22283-Vier-amerikanische-Mini-Atombomben-der-Ukraine.htmlNeocons still want to believe that they will beat Russia.  See here: http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/alexander-j-motyl/why-russia-will-lose-ukraineRussia and Cyprus has signed a military agreement.  See here: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/02/25/399160/Russia-Cyprus-ink-military-accordRussia is offering Antey-2500 missiles to Iran.  See here: http://rt.com/news/234855-russia-iran-missiles-deal/Ukraine is entering hyperinflation.  See here: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-25/ukraine-enters-hyperinflation-currency-trading-halted-soon-we-will-wwalk-around-suitPrices are causing shortages in the Ukraine.  See here: http://korrespondent.net/ukraine/events/3483908-yz-za-rosta-tsen-ukrayntsy-opustoshauit-mahazynyThe OSCE is doing it's utmost not to notice that Novorussia is withdrawing its heavy weapons while the junta is not.  See here: http://rt.com/news/235399-ukraine-osce-weapons-withdrawal/Three citizens of Donetsk were executed by the Novorussian authorities for committing terrorist attacks using a 82mm mortar against the civilian population.  Their motive?  Money.  See here: http://riafan.ru/217127-opolchentsyi-kaznili-troih-donchan-kotoryie-za-dengi-obstrelivali-gorod/The US/NATO are continuing their saber-rattling along the Russian border.  See here: http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-nato-military-convoys-of-tanks-and-armored-vehicles-at-russias-doorstep-rolling-along-the-estonia-russia-border/5433373Novorussians soldiers are finding US equipment including communication gear in Debaltsevo. See here: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=86d_1424397139Zakharchenko is fed up with junta's non-compliance with the Minsk accords and has issued an ultimatum: comply by tomorrow or else.  See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqEu8XAL-zwSummary:It is quite clear that the junta is either unable or unwilling to implement the Minsk-2 Agreements (M2A) and that the US is acting like that agreement was never signed in the first place.  In fact, since Poroshenko's power is entirely dependent on US support, I consider him as little more then the executioner of US orders with little or no power of his own.There are more and more signs indicating that M2A was a major victory for Russia which succeeded in making the Europeans commit to something the US does not want and which Poroshenko cannot deliver on.  Clearly, the US is now using all its power to get the OSCE to shut up and look the other way, but time is definitely on the Novorussian side: they can wait until it is clear that it was the junta which did not comply with M2A at which point the Russian-Novorussian border will de jure be lost for the junta (de facto they lost it last summer).Zakharchanko is literally radiating confidence and so are the other Novorussians.  The contrast with the chaos in Kiev could not be greater.As for the US, it is acting like reality simply does not exist.  For Uncle Sam, it purely "more of the same", more rhetoric, more saber-rattling, more hot air even though nobody seems to be taking it very seriously.What will be crucial in the near future is to see whether Merkel and Hollande will hold the course on M2A or whether Uncle Sam will force them to cave in yet again.  They now have *a lot* invested in M2A, but then again, so did the EU with Southstream.  My feeling is that right now anything could happen, it is a 50/50 situation.  Lavrov is doing a great job demanding that the German and French stick to the deal and so is Zakharchenko.All in all, I am rather satisfied with the recent developments.The SakerSaker note @EVERYBODY PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE NEW BLOG!This blog will CLOSE for comments on March 1st. The new one has the popular threaded comments and faster moderation:http://thesaker.is/blog/

Repost: Roosh on the Endgame of Feminism

This one is getting posted around nowadays. It fits in great with the theme lately. Here. The take-home point, from the final paragraphs: Truth is, feminists are worse than an annoyance. They're a menace to us men. They're dangerous. They are out to get us put in jail or prison for nothing. They are out to get us fired from our jobs for fake sexual harassment charges, thereby depriving us of a means to earn a living. Feminists are our deadly enemies, and there can be no peace accords with them. ...read more

US Intelligence Stands Pat on MH

Almost eight months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot over eastern Ukraine â€" creating a flashpoint in the standoff between nuclear-armed Russia and America â€" the U.S. intelligence community claims it has not updated its assessment since five…

Reports link Islamic State Recruiter to Canadian Embassy in Jordan

BY Jason Fekete, Lee Berthiaume, and Ian Macleod  Canada’s embassy in Jordan, which is run by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s handpicked ambassador and former top bodyguard, is being linked in news reports to an unfolding international terrorism and spy scandal.…

Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation

Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said.

Good news out of Russia

Honestly, I never thought the day would come where I would have anything good to say about the Russian "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition but apparently this day has come today. To my surprise, all the leaders of this opposition have so far made very moderate and reasonable statement and all those which I have heard have apparently dismissed the notion that the Kremlin was behind the murder. Now this might be self-evident for most of us, but for the Russian "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition this is quite a change of tone.  Many have even said that this murder was a "provocation" (which in this context means "false flag"!) to destabilize Russia and create a crisis.  Even Irina Khakamada, normally a real crackpot, has said that this was either a "provocation" or the action of a small group of extremists.Maybe they are aware that the Russian public will not "buy" it, maybe MH17 was too clearly a false flag, or maybe they simply had a momentary moment of decency, but as far as I know nobody pointed the finger at Putin (okay, somebody somewhere probably did, I am just not aware of it).  Again, this is quite remarkable.Everybody, pro and anti Kremlin, agree that it is absolutely essential that this crime be solved.  Since I personally believe that this was a US/UK organized false flag, I fully expect that somebody will be found and, as we say in Russian, that the "(trail) end will end in the water" meaning that there will be no proof of western involvement.  If fact, even if the FSB *does* come across such proof, the Russians will most likely not make it public but use it behind the scenes.  As for those who organized it, they also need somebody to get caught because if nobody ever gets caught, then this looks way too professional, but if a small cell of, say,  rabid anti-Semitic nationalists, does get caught, then that exculpates all other possible suspects.  Considering that the crime happened 200m away from the Kremlin, and that the city center is laced with cameras, I fully expect an arrest in the next 48 hours, a week max. The bottom line is that in Russia this false flag is already a clear failure, not even the notorious Russian "liberal" or "democratic" "non-system" opposition wants to touch this thing.  This is very good news indeed.  In the West, of course, this is a different story, the AngloZionist will use that to a max, no doubt here at all.The SakerPS: while we are discussing false flags, I often get the question of why Putin does not say that 9/11 was in inside job even though he must know.  Well, of course he knows, but ask yourself a simple question: why would he say anything?  What would Russia gain from doing this?  This would only further demonize him, and Russia, in the eyes of those who believe the official fairy tale and it would do nothing at all for Putin or Russia.  As for the fact - they are all out in the open, and have been for a long time, just as the JFK murder or Gladio, 7/7, the Bologna railway station bombing, Charlie-Hebdo and all the rest of them.  It is simply not Putin's job to share info with the western public, his job is to serve the Russian people.  Finally, though I personally doubt it, there is some possibility that some Russian security services were involved in the Moscow apartment bombings on 1999 so Putin might want to tread carefully here lest the US retaliates by revealing what they know.Saker note @EVERYBODY PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE NEW BLOG!This blog will CLOSE for comments on March 1st. The new one has the popular threaded comments and faster moderation:http://thesaker.is/blog/  

US and Russia remain world’s biggest arms exporters â€" study

Russia remains the world's second biggest seller of arms behind the United States, increasing its share by 37 percent in 2010-2014. China has boosted exports by 143 percent, squeezing out Germany from the top three exporters. ...read more

27.02.2015 Novorossian State

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbSh1JP9yxg?rel=0]Saker note @EVERYBODY PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE NEW BLOG!This blog will CLOSE for comments on March 1st. The new one has the popular threaded comments and faster moderation:http://thesaker.is/blog/ 

Gangster Time

One of the things that Putin's regime accomplished was a significant reduction in the amount of random street violence.

Crimea. The Path to the Motherland. Afterword

A more detailed review of the documentary "Crimea. The Path to the Motherland".Yesterday I watched it together with friends and acquaintances who took part in this process. Overall, people had positive impressions about the film, although certain moments were sacrificed for the benefit of tolerance, which was a pain to see.1. Naturally, the film offers a review of the events, where certain moments were emphasized and other moments were deemphasized. On the one side this is motivated by the time limit of the film, it was hard to compress every interesting detail to fit it, on the other side this ...read more

Great Article on the Soviet Union and Russia in the Past 40 Years

Here. Almost everything you read in the Western Free Press (TM) about the Soviet Union and Russia is a lie. At best, it is biased and distorted and not good reporting. It is designed to persuade not to inform. If you read one article about the USSR and Russia in the past 40 years that sums them up well and even truthfully, then read this. He's no Putin-worshipper. He's no Putin-hater either. He gets it. He tells the truth about Edward Limonov and the National Bolshevik Party, whom I respect a lot. He tells the truth about Surkov and the ...read more

Spirituality in the New World Order: Is a One World Religious Authority in Formation?

Last September, Israel’s former President Shimon Peres asked Pope Francis to head a future “UN of religions”, a proposed organisation with “unquestionable” authority to proclaim God’s will. Peres argued globalising faith under a single world authority is required to combat…

New blog: request for comments

Dear friends,I just want to invite you to share your comments about the new blog not here, but at the announcement post on the NEW blog.  That way our IT specialist can track what is requested instead of going through all comments everywhere.Many thanks,The Saker

In film, Putin justifies Russia's seizure of Crimea last year

Russia was prepared to activate its nuclear arsenal a year ago when its troops secured the Crimean peninsula and eventually annexed it to the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin said in a broadcast aired Sunday.

EU Splits on Supplying Weapons to Ukraine â€" How and Why

The issue is whether to supply weapons to Ukraine. On Friday, March 13th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced, referring to himself in the third person, that: “The Head of State has informed that Ukraine had contracts with a series of…

NEO â€" American Ambassadors: Old Dogs and Old Tricks

Jim W. Dean..."Vladimir Odintsov takes us behind the scenes into the below the radar conversion of the State Department into America’s primary regime change."

Hyping a Nonexistent Russian Threat

Western fear-mongering persists. Russia is relentlessly bashed. Putin is irresponsibly considered public enemy number one.  Cold War 2.0 rages – heading dangerously toward becoming red-hot. Top US officials consistently lie. One fabricated Russian invasion of Ukraine after another is hyped.…

How The Russian Liberals Became “The Fifth Column”

The liberals in Russia are deserved casualties of the crisis in Ukraine. Their numbers are dwindling and only the most “hard-core” remains loyal to their orientation to the West. They have also got a new stamp as “the Fifth Column”. I have noticed the liberal exodus among many of my friends and it is confirmed in […]

Sputnik About Carl Bildt’s “Handlers” â€" The Brzezinski Family

The recently launched Russian news provider, Sputnik, gives, in the article by Daniel Zubov cited below, an interesting review of the Brzezinski Family and their influence on Americas foreign policy. The connection to Sweden through the American Ambassador there, Mark Brzezinski, helps to explain the special role Carl Bildt and the Swedish Foreign Ministry played in the […]

NEO â€" Putin…Face of the Global Resistance Movement

- 'One of our first hurdles is to get people to understand that most of us live in "occupied countries", but not the traditional sense.'

Ukraine and pro

- Ukraine & pro-Russia forces have agreed to stop fighting across the eastern conflict zone on December 9 under the terms of a Kremlin-brokered ceasefire.

CNN Is Beating the Drums of War. Propaganda is Driving the World towards Nuclear War with Russia

President George W. Bush’s national security advisor, Condi Rice, warned Americans that Saddam Hussein’s (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction could result in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city.  No such threat existed.  But today a very real…

Sending UN peacekeepers to Ukraine ‘pointless’ â€" Russian Foreign Ministry

Russia is aware of Kiev's appeal to the United Nations seeking to bring peacekeepers to Donbass, but doesn't consider such steps reasonable, Russia's deputy foreign minister says. ...read more

Obama’s War in the Western Hemisphere and Venezuela’s National Liberation Struggle

Why did Obama declare a ‘national emergency’, claim that Venezuela represents a threat to US national security and foreign policy, assume executive prerogatives and decree sanctions against top Venezuelan officials in charge of national security, at this time? Venezuela’s Support…

Syria, The War Started Four Years Ago in March 2011: Who Was Behind The Protest Movement? Fabricating a Pretext for a US

The ultimate purpose is to trigger sectarian violence and political chaos within Syria by covertly supporting Islamic terrorist organizations.

As any other form of warfare, information warfare also needs funding. Please help.

Dear friends,In the recent weeks the donations have fallen to almost *zero* even though the combined readership between the two blogs is comfortably over 50'000 a day.  Please help me to continue putting as many hours of work each day into the old and new blog and bring you the same quantity and quality of information and analyses.  As any other form of warfare, information warfare also needs funding.  Please help.Thank you,The Saker

Why I Am Backing Russia Insider

Russia Insider is a site for alternative news in English about Russia. Right now, Russia Insider runs a Kickstarter fund-raising campaign. Their target is to collect 20,000 USD until 19 April 2015. According to the founder and chief editor, Charles Bausman, … Your money will go only into great content  We’ll only spend it on journalist […]

NEO â€" EU Declares War on Russia and Europe

- Is the EU going to force Putin to launch the counter-sanctions on all EU car, truck and bus imports by launching its latest sanctions against Russia?

Canada’s “AntiTerrorism” Bill C

By Clayton Ruby and Nader R. Hasan Six Muslim young adults stand in front of a mosque late at night in heated discussion in some foreign language. They may be debating the merits of a new Drake album. They may…

“Truth in Media is the Enemy of Washington, Truth is Our Country”: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for this recognition, for this honor.  As Jesus told the people of Nazareth, a prophet is without honor in his own country.  In the United States, this is also true of journalists. In the United States…