Saturday, 7 February 2015
The War in Donbass: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Fears Devastating Defeat of the Ukrainian Army | Global Research
[German Chancellor] Angela Merkel seems to anticipate the economic and military collapse of Ukraine. Berlin’s civil service is naturally working hard on a peace plan. To avert fiasco, Merkel must now discuss a truce with [Russian President] Vladimir Putin. This war could end well for the rebels.
Merkel and [French President] Francois Hollande met on Thursday with [Ukraine's President] Petro Poroshenko. On Friday, their journey continues to Putin in Moscow.
The federal government has denied a newspaper report of a peace plan by Germany and France to Ukraine. “This is not true,” a government spokesman said on Thursday evening to a report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (Friday edition). The Journal had reported that Chancellor Merkel and French President Francois Hollande wanted to propose to Kiev’s President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday night an immediate ceasefire.
However, convinced by the denial to the contrary, the SZ writes that the new program had been already in preparation for some days, by high officials of the governments involved. The trigger seems to be the combination of military gains by the separatists, and the U.S. debate on sending lethal weapons to Ukraine.
Poroshenko wants to make it clear that the final chance has come to save Ukraine against a dramatic military defeat and economic collapse. On Thursday, the Ukrainian central bank had its key interest rate rise by five percentage points to 19.5 per cent, and the local currency UAH fell by almost half of its value.
Therefore, it seems that Merkel and Hollande were now advised to speak immediately with Putin on a solution to the conflict.
In return for a ceasefire, separatists would be granted broad autonomy in eastern Ukraine, and it would be covering a larger area than previously planned. The demarcation line that is based on the Minsk Agreement will now be unsustainable. According to the SZ, territorial gains by the separatists will necessitate adding up to 1500 square kilometers to the proposed autonomous region.
Sources were not disclosed, but the SZ is usually well informed in such matters.
However, even if the peace plan in the reported form should still be ready for signing by Angela Merkel, the military and economic collapse of Ukraine is apparently nonetheless expected.
Hollande and Merkel came together on Thursday in Kiev with Poroshenko to find a way out of the escalating situation. On Friday they want to discuss in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin ending the conflict. In the background of the diplomatic thrust are the increasingly violent battles in Ukraine’s east.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier traveled to Latvia and Poland on Thursday to discuss there with his counterparts the crisis. Steinmeier warned of a “total loss of control” in the military conflict in eastern Ukraine. Moreover, ways should be explored “to calm the situation before the conflict gets out of control and is not amenable to solution by proposed policies.”
Both Human Rights Watch and the OSCE reported this week that fragments of cluster bombs were found in Lugansk. There is evidence that these were fired by the Ukrainian army. The attack injured two civilians; two more were killed, and an unknown number of other civilians might also have been hit.
By Robert Barsocchini, CounterCurrents
Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
Western selective outrage has always included burning people alive. Acting exactly as any sane criminal would, Western criminals want you to let them get away with their crimes while they broadcast the usually lesser crimes of others as pretexts for continuing and escalating their own crimes.
Taking heart, this is exactly what ISIS has just done.
ISIS today released a video of themselves burning a captured Jordanian soldier alive in an enclosure, saying the act was intended as retaliation for US bombings, which also burn people alive, making the execution an “eye for an eye” punishment, according to ISIS. The US, in turn, will now purport to be disgusted by and retaliate against this crime, furthering the downward spiral it put into overdrive with the 2003 illegal invasion of Iraq, which led to and allowed for the creation and empowerment of ISIS and other such groups.
US and Western selective outrage say this latest crime is another illustration of ISIS's viciousness, which of course it is. However, that is less than half of the story. The limited focus is intended to have us ignore or, better, support and defend, examples of much worse US and Western viciousness, including innumerable cases of burning people to death.
First of all, it is correct that explosives cremate, dismember, and torture people to death in a cruel and unusual manner. Here is an example of what US explosives do to people. But let's leave aside plain old explosives and take a brief look at six live mass cremations the West would like us to forget.
1) Odessa massacre
On May 2nd, 2014, supporters of the Nazi-influenced, US-backed militants in Ukraine burned people alive in a building in Odessa:
Veteran journalist Robert Parry: “A modern version of this Nazi brutality surfaced again on May 2 when right-wing toughs in Odessa attacked an encampment of ethnic Russian protesters driving them into a trade union building which was then set on fire with Molotov cocktails. As the building was engulfed in flames, some people who tried to flee were chased and beaten to death.
Those trapped inside heard the Ukrainian nationalists liken them to black-and-red-striped potato beetles called Colorados, because those colors are used in pro-Russian ribbons. “Burn, Colorado, burn” went the chant.
As the fire worsened, those dying inside were serenaded with the taunting singing of the Ukrainian national anthem. The building also was spray-painted with Swastika-like symbols and graffiti reading “Galician SS.”
The death by fire of dozens of people in Odessa recalled a World War II incident in 1944 when elements of a Galician SS police regiment took part in the massacre of the Polish village of Huta Pieniacka, which had been a refuge for Jews and was protected by Russian and Polish partisans. Attacked by a mixed force of Ukrainian police and German soldiers, hundreds of townspeople were massacred, including many locked in barns that were set ablaze.
Yet, this historical context is almost always missing in the mainstream U.S. media which goes along with the State Department's desire to delete the neo-Nazi role in last February's coup and inside the post-coup government.”A partner of Ukraine's national security chief, Dmytro Yarosh, called the massacre “another bright day in our national history.” And a member of the Ukrainian parliament said, “Bravo, Odessa…. Let the Devils burn in hell.”Click here to see the results of the Odessa burning.
2) Israel's burning of children and other civilians with white phosphorus
Under both Bush and Obama, Israel has killed civilians with US-provided white phosphorus, an illegal chemical weapon when used unlawfully, as Israel uses it.
On the attack, which the UN found was part of Israel's effort to “terrorize [the] civilian population” of Gaza, Human Rights Watch produced an in depth report on Israel's use of the chemical weapon, called “Rain of Fire: Israel's Unlawful Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza”. It found that Israel “repeatedly exploded white phosphorus munitions in the air over populated areas, killing and injuring civilians, and damaging civilian structures, including a school, a market, a humanitarian aid warehouse and a hospital”, which those who follow Israel's attacks know are always and repeatedly targeted. “The fifth floor children's playroom [of al-Quds hospital] was totally destroyed, with charcoal beams littering the jungle-gym and small merry-go-round.” … “My 14-year-old cried out, ‘I'm going to die. I want to pray.' I saw my daughter-in-law melt away.”Human Rights Watch found that the attacks were not only illegal but without any justification, confirming the UN conclusion as to the terrorizing purpose of Israel's assaults on the trapped refugees. (In this and Israel's latest assault, it has been confirmed that Israel, not Palestinians, used human shields. Also see.)
Noted in The Independent: “Phosphorus burns bodies… it melts the flesh all the way down to the bone…”
Since Israel's terrorist attacks with chemical incineration weapons, Obama has illegally increased US money and weaponry flowing to Israel, which was already the single biggest recipient of US arms and cash, all given illegally.
More pictures of Israel's use of white phosphorus as a chemical weapon.
3) US use of white phosphorus and napalm against human targets in Iraq
The Independent notes that, after warning women and children to flee through the desert on foot (the same courtesy recently given to civilians by Boko Haram) and then locking all men age 15 to 65 and remaining civilians inside the city: …the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah… [causing] the appalling burns that are the signature of this weapon.
…hideous photographs and videos and interviews with American soldiers who took part in the Fallujah attack [provide] graphic proof that phosphorus shells were widely deployed in the city as a weapon.
…colour close-ups show bodies of Fallujah residents, some still in their beds, whose clothes remain largely intact but whose skin has been dissolved or caramelised or turned the consistency of leather by the shells.The Guardian: The US used chemical weapons in Iraq and lied about it.
[In addition to using white phosphorus on Iraqis,] the US used napalm…Former US Marine Jeff Englehart, “who participated in the operation against Faluja in November 2004 said the US used “firebombs” and “he saw the scorched bodies of women and children.”
The US was using “MK77 bombs, an evolution of the napalm used in Vietnam and Korea, [which] carry kerosene-based jet fuel and polystyrene so that, like napalm, the gel sticks to structures and to its victims” and cremates them.
Click here to see what white phosphorus does to people, and here for napalm.
4) US also doused people with napalm in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and elsewhere
In WW2, the US dumped 14,000 tons of napalm, mostly on Japanese civilians.
The US dumped 32,000 tons of napalm on Koreans as part of the US-inflicted Korean “holocaust” (Prof. Cumings).
The US dumped 373,000 tons of napalm “directly at civilians” in Vietnam. (Boggs, 69, quote + above tonnages)
Martin Luther King Jr. noted at the time that the US was the “greatest purveyor of violence in the world” and was “test[ing] [its] latest weapons” on “peasants”, “just as the Germans tested out new medicine and new tortures in the concentration camps of Europe”.Video of US incinerating Vietnamese peasant villages.
6) US firebombing of Tokyo
Japanfocus.org notes that the US commenced the mass firebombing of Japanese civilians, killing hundreds of thousands. One example: The full fury of firebombing and napalm was unleashed on the night of March 9-10, 1945 when LeMay sent 334 B-29s low over Tokyo from the Marianas. Their mission was to reduce the city to rubble, kill its citizens, and instill terror in the survivors, with jellied gasoline and napalm that would create a sea of flames.
…the US Strategic Bombing Survey estimated [the area] to be 84.7 percent residential…
Whipped by fierce winds, flames detonated by the bombs leaped across a fifteen square mile area of Tokyo generating immense firestorms that engulfed and killed scores of thousands of residents. ... The bombing of March 9-10 took the lives of 100,000 Tokyoites and leveled sixteen square miles of the city in the most devastating raid in human history to that time . . . according to Japanese and US Strategic Bombing Survey figures, and may have taken the lives of many more.Images of victims of US firebombing of Japan.
6) The foundation of the United States
Colonists “swarmed into the Indian encampment, slashing and shooting at anything that moved.” “We must burn them,” shouted one colonist, Mason, who later wrote: God was above them, who laughed his Enemies and the Enemies of his People to Scorn, making them as a fiery Oven…
Thus did the Lord judge among the Heathen, filling the Place with dead Bodies!The majority of the Indians “crawling under beds and fleeing from Mason's dripping sword were women, children, and feeble old men.”
Indians who were not burned or stabbed to death were shot if they tried to escape the fires.
Puritan leader Cotton Mather said: “In a little more than one hour, five or six hundred of these barbarians were dismissed from a world that was burdened with them.” (Stannard, 113-14)
While ISIS has now used live cremation as a weapon of terror, the United States' cremation tactics, exhibited through today in continual bombings, build on its foundation of using live cremation as both a weapon of terror and a method of exterminating targeted populations. US colonists would burn indigenous women, children, men, and the elderly alive in closed off camps and structures and shoot, stab or bludgeon to death anyone who managed to to try to flee. Countless thousands were thus exterminated to create the United States. US/Western tactics, as seen in examples above, have since been expanded around the globe.
Robert Barsocchini is an internationally published researcher and writer who focuses on global force dynamics and writes professionally for the film industry. He is a regular contributor to Washington's Blog.
As part of the plan to keep Palestinian calorie intake low israeli Occupation Troops Attack Farmers in Gaza
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The Israeli occupation forces on Saturday opened fire on the Gazan farmers east of Deir Al-Balah area in Gaza strip.
Witnesses from the area reported that the Israeli soldiers targeted the Palestinian farmers who were working in their agricultural lands
No injuries were reported.
River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian
By: Joy Slim
Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
The Houthis’ first step toward governing Yemen seems like a necessary option imposed on Ansarullah due to the failure of Yemeni parties, following days of intensive talks, to reach a solution to the political crisis and fill the power vacuum created by the resignation of the president and his government under external pressure.
After months of gaining ground throughout Yemen’s provinces, Ansarullah (the Houthis) has translated its progress into clear political gains. The Houthis have now taken control of the government, yet without assuming power themselves, and will oversee a two-year transitional phase through a “constitutional declaration.” The declaration was made in a large ceremony at the Yemeni presidential palace.
By: Joy Slim
Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
Many will no doubt describe what happened as a coup. However, events from the past few weeks show that the group’s activities are geared towards consolidating its new position in Yemen on the basis of partnership. The vacuum left by the resignation of the president and government put pressure on the Houthis, drawing it into the chaos, at a time when internal forces are preparing to engage in an armed conflict with the group.
Ansar Allah seems to have understood this as a plot. The group waited for the results of the UN-brokered dialogue between the political parties, intended to reach a solution and save the country from the vacuum. The Houthis gave them three days to put pressure on the negotiators. However, certain forces, led by the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated al-Islah Party, responded to Houthi pressure with further stalling and diffidence, insisting on leaving the country in a state of complete paralysis.
It was therefore crucial to settle the matter decisively. On Friday afternoon, the Revolutionary Committee of Ansarullah issued a constitutional declaration, organizing the transitional phase in Yemen following a two-week power vacuum.
On Friday afternoon, the Revolutionary Committee of Ansarullah issued a constitutional declaration, organizing the transitional phase in Yemen following a two-week power vacuum.
The declaration dissolves parliament and forms a transitional national council consisting of 551 members that will replace parliament and include elements not represented in it. The national council elects a presidential council consisting of five members who will take over the president’s powers, to be confirmed by the Revolutionary Committee headed by Mohammed Ali al-Houthi. The national council will also form a transitional government of national competencies. Furthermore, subsidiary revolutionary committees will be formed for all Yemeni governorates.
The declaration and the above-mentioned measures have two important implications: First, they have set a period of a maximum of two years to complete the requirements of the transitional phase based on the reference frames of the national dialogue and the Peace and Partnership Agreement. However, there was no mention of the Gulf initiative, which means the previous transitional process has been shelved — along with the era of US-Saudi domination of the Yemeni government.
Second, the declaration outlines the features of Yemen’s foreign policy, based on commitment to the “principle of good neighborliness, non-interference in internal affairs, and pursuing peaceful means to resolve disputes.”
Questions about the timing
Ever since Ansarullah took over the Yemeni capital Sanaa, many had questions about the Houthis’ ultimate goals. Their advances on the field without significant resistance were remarkable in both their extent and their speed. There were also questions about why the Houthis had refrained from seizing power despite having the ability to do so.
Under the name of Popular Committees, they advanced to the province of Imran in the north all the way to Sanaa, Hudaydah, al-Baidaa, and Ibb, where they remain engaged in battle with al-Qaeda. The Houthis were able to push back the Ahmar clan, and reduce the influence of the Islah Party.
Yet the Houthis contented themselves at first with signing a Peace and Partnership Agreement with the Yemeni presidency. They did not ask for more than “respect” for their new position in Yemen, after decades of persecution, discrimination and war. But the state that emerged after the Gulf initiative viewed the Houthis as being too demanding, and continued to pursue the same hegemonic policies.
The regional implication of the Houthis’ move on Friday could be one of their most important achievements. For the Houthis to rule Yemen is no simple development. This is the first time since the fall of the state of South Yemen in 1991 that an anti-Saudi force has been able to rise to power in this manner, in a country seen as Saudi’s underbelly. In addition, Yemen has a great security and strategic value, not least because it controls the strategic Strait of Bab al-Mandeb.
Many questions have been raised by the new Houthi era. First of all, how will Saudi and other sponsors of the Gulf initiative respond to the constitutional declaration? Recall that there are indications of contacts between Riyadh and the group, in what seems to be a Saudi “surrender” to the reality imposed by the Houthis in Yemen, and a Saudi decision to deal with this pragmatically to secure some gains especially in relation to southern Yemen, where the kingdom seems to support secession.
Second, how will the US administration deal with the developments in Yemen? On Friday, the US announced its rejection of the Houthi move to dissolve parliament. The Houthis — whose slogans include “Death to America” — are set to rule the country, which until recently was one of Washington’s leading regional allies in the “war on terror.”
Domestically, many challenges await the Houthis in the two-year transitional phase. Reactions to the developments inside Yemen began to emerge last night with the Marib tribes announcing they would take up arms, and refused to “submit to the Houthis.”
This is the first time since the fall of the state of South Yemen in 1991 that an anti-Saudi force has been able to rise to power in this manner, in a country seen as Saudi’s underbelly.
This was a predicted outcome. Other internal forces will oppose Houthi control of the government by intensifying the battle on some of the fronts the group is fighting, either through al-Qaeda or other takfiri groups, especially in the oil-rich province of Marib.
In any case, the Houthis have managed to complete their “revolutionary mobilization,” upon realizing that foreign and domestic forces do not want them as partners in power. The movement, which began in the summer of 2014, has written the closing chapters of the Gulf domination of Yemen, culminating with the constitutional declaration yesterday, which ushers in a new era. Pending the implications of the international and regional responses, the coming period will no doubt be difficult for Yemen and its people, especially if these responses are violent and resort to armed conflict to exact revenge against the Houthis.
Revolutionary Committee headed by a former detainee
Mohammed Ali al-Houthi is the chairman of the Ansarullah Supreme Revolutionary Council, which will supervise the transitional phase and the country as a whole during that period. Houthi was born in 1979 in Saada, the Houthi stronghold. He is one of group’s most prominent leaders, and was known for his political activities during the February Revolution in 2011, overseeing protests and sit-ins.
Houthi was detained for four years by the political security service of Ansarullah. He was also detained in Jordan before he was deported to Yemen in 2002, for promoting slogans like “Death to America... Death to Israel... Curse the Jews… and Victory for Islam,” before the war between the Yemeni government and the Houthis.
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.
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Published Friday, February 6, 2015
Are new talks between Hezbollah and Lebanese Salafist groups on the horizon?
“Time has proven that our point of view was right,” says Salafist Dr. Hassan Chahal, head of the Association of Faith, Justice, and Beneficence, commenting on the “conciliatory dialogue” held at House Speaker Nabih Berri's residence in Ain el-Tineh between the Future Movement and Hezbollah almost seven years ago. Chahal had initiated the dialogue with Hezbollah, which resulted in the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two sides on August 18, 2008. However, the agreement only lasted for a few hours, after which Chahal announced that the agreement has been suspended, though not cancelled, following pressure from the Future Movement and Salafi sheikhs in connection to the May 7, 2008 events which pitted the Siniora cabinet at the time against the resistance, leading to street clashes.
Chahal, who belongs to the “Scientific Salafism” faction, says that “the circumstances today are appropriate for resuming dialogue with Hezbollah, in order to reactivate, amend, or forge a new agreement.”
Speaking to Al-Akhbar, Chahal revealed that there is “a prospect of future communications, which may pave the way to the resumption of dialogue, especially since no one currently objects to it.” He noted that “there is a willingness on our part [to resume dialogue],” adding that he assumes there is a similar willingness by the other party.
“The Salafis know that they lack Saudi backing, and under these circumstances, they will not dare to take such a step.” - Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh
Chahal says that two parties objected to the previous MoU: the Future Movement and his relative Sheikh Dai al-Islam Chahal, the founder of the Salafi movement in Lebanon, who currently lives outside Lebanon. He noted that “the first party is today sitting on the same table with Hezbollah and negotiating with it, and the second wishes to hold dialogue with the party.”
He said that the Salafis, specifically the families of the Islamist prisoners held in Roumieh prison, acknowledge “the need for us to hold talks with [Hezbollah], in order to resolve the prisoners issue and end the Sunni-Shiite conflict, which has become a threat to the country.”
Safwan al-Zoubi, director of the Islamic Brotherhood Association, was one of the main figures to contribute to the MoU’s development. He says that “there have been suggestions to reactivate the agreement, but it takes time and effort, and requires the appropriate circumstances to crystallize and mature.” He stressed that the agreement should obtain “political consent from the Future Movement, and Saudi [backing]” in order to succeed.
The conditions appear to be right for reactivating the agreement, especially after the compulsory withdrawal of Sheikh Salem al-Rafi’i (a radical sheikh from north Lebanon), and the decline of the role of the Association of Muslim Scholars.
For his part, Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh, the supervisor of the Fayhaa Center for Research and Planning, says that Hezbollah “does not oppose the reactivation of the agreement, because the party intends to use it as a bargaining chip in the negotiations with the Future Movement.” He notes that the problem essentially lies “with the Salafis.”
According to Saleh, there are many key questions waiting to be answered, such as: Which parties will reactivate the agreement? Will it be the same faces that signed the former one, or others, especially in light of the division within the Salafi movement, and many parties claiming to represent it? Who will volunteer to do the job without causing new internal divisions?”
Saleh notes that any dialogue “must obtain cover from the Future Movement, which will — at least implicitly — oppose it, because the presence of another Sunni party negotiating with Hezbollah harms its interest.”
“Externally,” he added, “the Salafis know that they lack Saudi backing, and under these circumstances, they will not dare to take such a step, especially after the decline of the Salafi presence at the political level.”
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.
- حزب الله والسلفيّون: عودة إلى الحوار
- Is the Future Movement-Hezbollah dialogue pointless?
- Riyadh nips Hezbollah-Future Movement dialogue in the bud
US diplomat: "the United States must help the Ukrainian army to kill Russians."
"When Russian citizens in Ukraine are killed, it causes resentment from Russians, and they will start to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin," according to the former advisor to the permanent representative of the United States to the UN, Rick Grenell. "Therefore, it is certain that the growth in the number of victims of the militia will force the Russian President to withdraw. And then the Ukrainian army could effectively kill their enemies. We need to provide weapons and supplies," reports Fox News.
First of all, for the morons in the US government, the enemies of the "Ukrainian Army" primarily are not just the defense forces of Novorossiya, but every single man, woman and child in Donbass. Their efforts are specifically directed at killing as many civilians as possible and causing complete destruction of homes, hospitals, schools, churches and infrastructure necessary for life such as water and electric facilities...making for a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.
So this is what the genuises of the US government want to provide weapons for?
It makes one absolutely furious to hear their repetitious mantra of lies. The US is considering sending weapons so that the poor, innocent Ukrainians can "defend themselves." This is utter bilge. They are not using the weapons to defend themselves, but are using them to conduct a systematic campaign of Genocide against Donbass people.
Stupid American filth think that it's a good idea.
desperation about the economic, political and military situation in the country, Kerry, Merkel and Hollande in are in Kiev today to discuss with their toadie, Poroshenko, how to salvage the situation. It is said that they have some new plan and will approach Mr. Putin with it.
Sorry, but if you know the Russian mentality...no plan short of making some sort of reparations or restituion will be acceptable. Agreeing to "allow" Crimea to be part of Russia is absolutely not that reparation.
History lesson for the US government: Donbass/Crimea have been Russian since Catherine the Great. Crimea has been Russian longer than the US has been a nation. Hundreds of thousands of Russians died to defend Crimea and Sevastopol during the Great Patriotic War.
Donbass will never be sacrificed to NATO garbage.
They keep up the false charges that Russia is sending weapons and supporting the Novorossiya defense forces and Russia has also "invaded ukraine." Russia needs to "withdraw," everything is Russia's fault, Russia is stoking the conflict...of course the opposite is true.
Western/NATO weapons and mercenaries are in the country, killing Donbass people. They are counting on people's stupidity and laziness not to check the facts and the enormous amount of evidence available.
US/western fools are NOT going to get Russian people to make Mr. Putin withdraw from somewhere that Russian forces are not even present. Idiots.
But they keep repeating this, exactly in the fashion of Joseph Goebbels. Where's the proof, genuises? There is NONE. We know that.
The US government is doomed by its own epic stupidity. Perhaps they are unfamiliar with the first rule of battle: know your enemy. If you do not know your enemy or yourself (obviously they don't realize what degenerate filth they really are), YOU WILL LOSE EVERY BATTLE. I believe that comes from Sun Tzu.
The mentally impaired morons of the US government do not know Russian people or the Russian spirit.
Washington has made no secret of their ultimate goal: regime change in Russia and ultimately breaking up the Russian Federation in order to plunder its massive resoures.
Foolishly, they believe that the Russian people, deprived of Apple iPhones, Gucci or whatever are going to rise up and revolt against their government.
Russians know when they are being insulted, attacked, lied about. The more the fools of the US government push, the more cohesive and united Russian people will be with their government. What is not to understand about that?
Sure, for a while, many flirted with the fraudulent image the west was trying to sell the Russian people and the world. But the American dream is really an American nightmare. The minute Russia was attacked, most all of that all flirting came to an end with few excceptions.
The Americans have now awoken the Russian people. Now, instead of seeing the west as some pie-in-the-sky Disneyland and partaking of its lusts, depravity and consumerism, Russian society immediately rediscovered its heritage, heart and soul.
Russians have now remembered that they are a distinct and very special civilization, one that has been subject to concerted western efforts to destroy it once or twice every century. Russians know their history. No apologies have to be made for the very resplendent Russian culture.
There is no shortage of pride and reverence for those that gave their lives in the fight against Nazism during the Great Patriotic War.
All of this comes together to make Russians think a different way than those in the west, in Europe and the feculent, rotting US (after only 200 years?).
Russia is a nation of almost infinite resources, not the least of which is many friends throughout the globe. Russia does not have to be like the US, obtaining allies/vassals through bribery, blackmail and bullying.
I'm not sure where I found this quotation, but it gives the true essence of Russia:
- You can be friends with Russia, because Russia is good-natured,
- You can cooperate with Russia, because Russia is honest,
- You can ask Russia to help, because Russia is generous,
- You can fool Russia, because Russia is trustful,
But you cannot fight Russia, because Russia is unbeatable!
The last point that needs to be stressed here is this: If Russia is Ukraine's enemy and attacked/invaded the country, then why are 1.2 million Ukrainian men now living as refugees in Russia?
There are also 1.3 million Ukrainian women and children living in Russia as refugees for a toal of 2.5 million Ukrainian nationals in total.
These scoundrels and liars in the west, Obama, Hollande, Merkel, Cameron...need to revise and rethink their foolish, stupid attitude towards Russia and their plans to do a repeat performance of 1991. We will not forgive or forget how the west robbed, raped and pillaged Russia, causing the early deaths of many Russian people.
BACK THE HELL OFF! A reminder that according to international law, the people of Donbass have the right to self determination, they have the right to live in peace and freedom from the Kiev Nazi regime.
God bless and protect the defenders of the Donbass people.
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