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The Smoking Pop-Gun

Kerry shooting his self-righteous lying mouth off.

Kerry shooting his self-righteous deceiving mouth off.

by DIANA JOHNSTONE

On Friday, April 18, President Obama voiced his righteous indignation over anti-Semitic fliers pasted on synagogue walls in the pro-Russian eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.  The fliers, calling on all Jews to register or face expulsion, had appeared the day before and were instantly denounced by Donetsk leaders as a gross provocation and a forgery. here Continue reading »

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Apr 222014
 
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By Stephen Lendman

Donetsk separatists are holding firm. Similar actions are occurring in other Eastern Ukraine cities that reject Kiev's putschist rule.

Donetsk separatists are holding firm. Similar actions are occurring in other Eastern Ukraine cities that reject Kiev’s putschist rule.

WaPo ludicrously calls NATO “a mutual defense organization.” It  was established for offense, not defense.  It’s a US-controlled killing machine. It’s expanding from an Atlantic to a global alliance. It aims to become a worldwide police force…”

Fascist thugs operate this way. Moscow denounced them. Slavyansk Mayor Vladimir Ponomaryov asked Russia to send peacekeepers for protection. More on this below.  A companion article said Kiev putschists pledged no Easter weekend Eastern Ukraine attacks. Straightaway they occurred.  Earlier deployed Right Sector neo-Nazis murdered 4 Slavyansk activists. They did so in cold blood. Continue reading »

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Apr 192014
 
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By Diane Gee, The Wild Wild Left
SPECIAL DISPATCH

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Russian flag waving in Donetsk 
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One would hope by now, that anyone paying attention has garnered a better understanding of the issues in the Ukraine than it being “freedom fighting rebels” standing up against an “oppressive government,” as originally propagandized by the American Press Transcribers. That they would see that was always a lie.Even some of the US media mouthpieces now grudgingly admit what I reported in Postcards From the Ukraine a full month ago:  That there is more than an ideological split there, it is one of culture and language and grave historical precedent.  It is exceedingly important to understand these basics, the mistrust of the Eastern people, primarily of Russian descent for their Western counterparts whose Parents and Grandparents took part in the slaughter of their own under a Nazi flag. For those in the West, they have been breast-fed on post Austria nationalism, and feel that anything short of pure Ukrainian is a threat – the Russians, the Polish, and yes, the Jewish – to their autonomy. Continue reading »

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Apr 182014
 
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OpEds—
By Donn Marten

Tense standoff continues in Donetsk, with supporters of the new "Republic of Donetsk" holding firm until a referendum is approved.

Tense standoff continues in Donetsk, with supporters of the new “Republic of Donetsk” holding firm until a referendum is approved.

The nadir of the anti-Russian propaganda campaign has finally been reached. In a lurid, rapidly spreading tale that has been seized upon by a corrupt state-corporate media in full feeding frenzy a leaflet requiring the registration of Jews was discovered in Donetsk. One may recall that back in 2006 a similar tale about Jews being forced to wear badges by Iran’s regime was debunked and retracted – as this one will be. Continue reading »

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A CounterPunch Special Report: Reflections on the Wages of “Immoderate Greatness”
Churchill: Anglo-American propaganda has enshrined him as a noble and valiant personage but the truth is far more mixed, and in many aspects decidedly ugly.

Churchill: Anglo-American propaganda enshrined the old fox as a noble and valiant personage but the truth is far more mixed, and in many aspects decidedly ugly.

by ARNO J. MAYER, Counterpunch

When discussing the Ukraine-Crimea “crisis” it might be hygienic for Americans, including their political class, think-tank pundits, and talking heads, to recall two striking moments in “the dawn’s early light” of the U. S. Empire: in 1903, in the wake of the Spanish-American War, under President Theodore Roosevelt America seized control of the southern part of Guantanamo Bay by way of a Cuban-American Treaty which recognizes Cuba’s ultimate sovereignty over this base; a year after the Bolshevik Revolution, in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson dispatched 5,000 U. S. troops to Arkhangelsk in Northern Russia to participate in the Allied intervention in Russia’s Civil  War, which raised the curtain on the First Cold War.  Incidentally, in 1903 there was no Fidel Castro in Havana and in 1918 no Joseph Stalin in the Kremlin. Continue reading »

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