Another rah rah moment in American history

Trump victory: another rah rah moment

by Don Hank

I wonder if you will recall that the GW Bush wars were started by rah rah talk, as when Dubbya stood at ground zero and, with his arms draped around two NY firemen, proclaimed “the people who knocked down these buildings are going to hear from us.”

So ask yourself: Did “the people who knocked down these buildings” really hear from us? Now every American who experienced that moment lived through the wars that followed. But remember that the “people who knocked down these buildings” were mostly Saudis because it was they who founded and funded – together with the US Deep State – Al-Qaeda. But instead of declaring war on the Saudis, our real enemy, we attacked the enemies of our enemy, the Taliban (which had around that time plotted to oust the Saudi royals) and Saddam, who ran a secular type government with little or no emphasis on Shariah and even had a Christian in his cabinet. The Saudis hate secular leaders and the US helps them eliminate them. (Here is a clue as to why we are so obliging to them: http://laiglesforum.com/how-the-petrodollar-perpetuates-islamic-terror-2/3315.htm).

Thus, absurdly, Dubbya was aiding and abetting the “people who knocked down these buildings” and killed up to 3000 Americans.  And he and his Neocon pals had to know that the Christians and other large groups would leave Iraq in droves if we “won,” and that chaos would ensue, forcing the US to occupy.

And how about that Afghanistan? What a great victory! Rah rah. Not. US and allied troops are still there and the carnage is heart-wrenching – for all but the arms industry and its financiers.

Thus we can state with confidence that, facing the TV cameras at ground zero that day, George W. Bush was thumbing his nose at a bleeding America. (This fits in perfectly with Bush’s cover-up of the Saudi role in 9-11 as reported subsequently by the Washington Post ).

Now with that deception in mind, you will note the unbridled euphoria over the Trump election. Rah rah. Millions of Americans were relieved that we would now have peace.

And in fact, we might.

But we might not either.

Yes, Donald Trump had promised he would cooperate with Russia. The prospect of peace that this signaled is one important reason many Democrats crossed over to vote for him, for example.

But what many of us have forgotten is the eerily similar rah rah moments of the Bush years and what rah rah moments usually mean in our great country. The greatness often lies solely in the rah rah, not in the situation on the ground, in the aftermath, our bleeding hearts and pocket books.

Some exceptionally alert observers are already pointing out that Trump has picked two rank Neocons for his cabinet, who have both warned about “Russian aggression” in Ukraine, despite the fact that it was the US and Europe who started and supported the bloody coup in Kiev for the obvious purpose of goading Russia into a defensive action that could be spun by our media into “aggression.”

Trump’s presumptive defense secretary has warned that the Russian “aggression” in Ukraine is “worse than we think.” This is a lie, as you know if you follow the web site that provides regular sitreps on the conflict in E. Ukraine. Bookmark this site and go there at least once a week. If enough Americans did, our “leaders” would not dare arm the Kiev fascists. Even, if you followed the OSCE’s regular Ukraine reports, you would also know the aggressor is Kiev’s troops (many of which are fascists, eg, the Azov Battalion) that the US government supports.

But Mattis is not the only one beating the war drums against the country Trump promised to “cooperate with.” Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick for CIA director, recently returned from a trip to Kiev, and after fruitful discussions with the Neo-Nazis there, says that “Putin’s aim is to take over Ukraine” (Mike would have fit in nicely in a Clinton cabinet) , implying that Russia wants to attack Ukraine militarily. If that were true, Putin would have done the job a long time ago before NATO had deployed troops all over Eastern Europe, including 30,000 at the Russian borders (reminding Russians of Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa that destroyed much of Russia and killed millions of Russians). No one is saying that a Ukraine thoroughly disgruntled with US and EU lies, like the false promise to let the country join the EU, might not voluntarily ally itself with Russia. It would be hard to paint that as Russian aggression, but recent anti-Russian (hence racist) drivel from the Western msm shows that no lie is too big for the warmongering elites to manage.

The latest E. Ukraine (Novorossia is the real name) sitrep shows that the Neo-Fascist sympathizers the US government supports in Kiev are now recruiting Lumpenproletariat, common thugs, with promises of free land, stolen from Russian speakers.

Now we are at another crossroads, another rah rah moment in American history. The euphoria over the Trump victory is great. Many are willing to go along with anything this leader wants. Like Bush, the Evangelicals have anointed him as God’s servant. The chessboard is arrayed exactly as before.

The question is: will you forget the lessons that Dubbya taught us and say to yourself: this time is different and the rah rah heralds a better world? Or will you recognize the rah rah moment for what it is: a time for you to say “not this time!”?

Postscript:

Writing for a news and opinion site is an endless job, as it should and must be. Since this was written, Trump is reportedly eyeing shifty arch-Neocon Mitt Romney for the position of Secretary of State.

So what’s wrong with that you ask? Here is a video featuring Mitt saying “Russia is our worst geopolitical foe” who always “lines up with the world’s worst actors”, among whom he counts Assad, the most pro-Christian leader in the Middle East, who is fighting for  his country’s life against Al-Qaeda and ISIS, groups that are armed and trained by our “ally” Saudi Arabia.

Trump has said he will cooperate with the same Putin that Romney has spent much of his career smearing.

 

Those charismatic warmongers

Those charismatic warmongers

 

by Don Hank

There are a number of very charismatic and famous people out there who are awfully good at convincing people of their way of thinking. GW Bush was one. Didn’t ya just love him and his little Texas twang?
Shucks yeah!

And you all know Glenn Beck. Great conservative, right? Charismatic, dynamic speaker, hates big government and taxes on the rich. He’s campaigning for Hillary. That is, he is adamantly against Trump — same thing.

Then there is Trevor Loudon, a baker from New Zealand. The timbre of Trevor’s voice and his down-under accent remind one of Crocodile Dundee. Charming man. He and Cliff Kincaid – less charming to be sure — have a little clique going. They claim to be conservative and have latched on to conservative issues to push for more military spending and stuff. But they have been highly critical of Trump because, see, for them, if you aren’t filled with seething hate for Putin, you are not a good American. One of them posted a piece in which he claims that since Trump once “thought about” building a Trump Tower in Moscow, why that means he is a filthy rotten anti-American commie scum. Stands to reason, right? Never turn your back on them Russkies. They have since come into line with the GOP in its acceptance of Trump but are no doubt ready to turn on him at a moment’s notice.

And then there’s Bill Whittle. Charismatic, dynamic speaker, has his facts straight… Well most of the time. Linked below is his fact filled expose of the KGB, the entire bloody history, tying Putin to all of this blood and gore, even claiming that Putin ordered the killing of a defector in England, despite the lack of any serious evidence, and in fact, despite some keen analysis here, here, here, etc.  By the time you get to the end of Bill’s video, you are convinced that Putin eats little human babies for breakfast and was the brains behind the murder of the Tsar.

Now to be sure, the KGB and its forerunners were horrible in the Soviet days. (Like the CIA in this country, which created the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, ISIS and knocked off national leaders like Iran’s president Mossadegh whenever it saw fit, causing permanent bad blood between us and them. But of course, ISIS fighters are good guys down underneath and they need US protection and tax payer TLC.)

But in spite of the KGB’s horrid blemishes, there emerged, early on, media and art creations in Russia that glorified the KGB and portrayed it as a patriotic organization that protected its people – which, in its cruel way, it did. For this reason, the KGB has long been known in Russia as the Shield and Sword.

Naturally, then, a 1968 film glorifying a spy was titled “Shchit i mech” (the shield and sword), based on a novel by that name by Vadim Kozhevnikov. Johann Weiss, the man who eventually joins the KGB in the film, was the best friend of another man whose father had been murdered by the Nazis. They were both Germans raised in Latvia, then part of the Soviet Union, and as the plot progresses, we catch, on a train headed for Germany, a glimpse of the Nazis, sinister and cruel, contrasted with the Soviet citizens, their victims, who mind their own business and are peaceful.

On this train is Johann, returning to Germany as part of a mass exodus from Latvia. At first he is caught up in the enthusiasm surrounding the Third Reich, but soon he sees the brutal way that outsiders are treated by the Germans. He eventually joins a spy agency in Germany supposedly to spy on the Soviets, but in fact is a double agent in the service of the Soviets. Bill Whittle would feel uncomfortable with this film.

It is impossible to view the film without feeling revulsion at the Germans and admiration for their persecuted victims, both Jews and Soviets.

In his biography, Putin says that this film was one of the main reasons why he joined the KGB. Now since Putin was born in 1952 and the film hit the big screens in 1968 when Putin was still contemplating his future career choice, it is more than likely that he was telling the truth and his motives were no doubt mostly patriotic ones. Further, Western slander to the contrary, Putin worked primarily as an intel analyst, posted abroad — in E. Germany — and not in Russia, where the traditional KGB harassment of Soviet citizens took place at one time. He also states in his bio that the young KGB recruits of that time were a completely different breed and were only vaguely aware of the atrocities attributed to that organization in the past. Certainly, the mild-mannered Putin had no taste for the brutality of the historic Cheka and its later metamorphoses under Stalin. Almost no Soviets did at that time, a transition period toward more freedom that ultimately evolved into Gorbachev’s Glasnost period.

Of course, we can’t expect Neocons to have seen this Soviet film or to have an intimate understanding of the Russians and their history, particularly those dark years when they were thrust into disastrous contact with the Nazis. So naturally, we can expect a lot of often dangerous ignorance about the Russians in the West. We are not disappointed.

The problem is, as hard as it is for Westerners to countenance, the Russians are not living their lives to please the West, especially not the Neocons. Therefore, the more absurd and hateful things ignorant Westerners say and write about them and their leadership, and the more saber rattling and threats we throw at them, the more worried they get and the more they build up militarily. You’d think the Neocons would be more careful. You’d be wrong.

Even if you don’t want to assign blame, it is certainly long past time to stop the Russia bashing and try to sit back and get as accurate a picture as you can of these people who are not the enemy of We the people but whom we are told by our “leaders” we are supposed to hate for a lot of reasons that don’t quite pass the smell test (see my article “The Russkies are coming” here). But if we fail to show the requisite degree of hate, we are bad Americans in these petite-sized minds.

Can we ever grow out of this irrational state of mind and start being objective about the Russians? Our future survival may very well depend on it.

Linked below is an example of the marshaling of carefully selected facts – couched in slick language — to make the Russians look like congenitally cruel barbarians, in a video presentation that could contribute mightily to WW III.

The irony of this video is that, while it describes many of the horrors perpetrated by the KGB in the Soviet past, it omits a comparison to another country that caused two horrendous world wars, slaughtered millions of innocent Jews in concentration camps, almost destroyed all of Europe and Russia and cost the US hundreds of thousands of young lives. It also ignores an objective comparison with the shenanigans of the CIA that gave birth to ISIS. Selecting the most incriminating facts about any country and pretending that none of these negatives could ever be imputed to one’s own or another country is a recipe for war and it is the exact pattern of selective reporting by which Neocons work their evil.

Such a comparison of Russia with Germany or with our CIA would bring things into proper perspective, but that is not part of the West’s propaganda effort and today is considered beside the point. Bring on the war already!

In fact, without this perspective, the sheeple will slip and slide into another conflagration worse than the other two. It will be nuclear.

Here is that very biased and unbalanced presentation:

http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/bill-whittle-murderer-kremlin

Don Hank

 

Why is the West in constant chaos and upheaval?

Why is the West in constant cultural chaos and upheaval?

by Don Hank

All of the cultural chaos we see around us, notably since Obama was first elected, is the expression of an irrational desire to destroy all traditions, particularly Christianity (though not religion per se) that started with the Enlightenment about 300 yr ago. The west has lost almost all consciousness of the historic and philosophical origins of this but the visible madness started with the French Revolution, a product of the philosophical movement the antedated it. This revolution literally saw blood running down the streets all over France, as anyone even suspected of disagreeing with the Revolution and its concepts of – ironically, brotherhood, equality and freedom, was seized and beheaded. The methods have changed in the 21st century, but the idea of introducing chaos and irrational ideas (“gay” marriage, recruitment of women in battles, “gay” adoption of children, etc.) is very much alive. In fact, the killing has not abated n the least, except that it has been shifted to the Middle East — and Kosovo — where Christians and all non-Muslims must fear for their lives in a world dominated by Sunni Wahhabi violence fanned by a US-Saudi coalition, as explained here, here, here, here, and here).

There was a moderate Enlightenment, typified by Kant, and a radical Enlightenment, typified by Voltaire et al., and this more radical form has survived until the present day, holding the West in its thrall. The reason some blame the perpetual revolution on the so-called Illuminati is due to a linguistic phenomenon that most of the anti-revolutionaries of today know nothing about, and it is attributable to the word for “Enlightenment” in a European language.

Indeed, the word for enlightenment differs greatly among European languages. In French: les Lumières, in German, die Aufklärung, in Spanish la Ilustración and In Italian, l’Illuminismo. In Italy, its followers were therefore called illuminati, which merely meant “enlightened ones.” The people who fought in or sympathized the Risorgimento (the war to unite Italy) were called illuminati NOT because they belonged to a secretive cult (although many did, namely, the Carbonari, who can be compared to the Freemasons, whom they may have imitated), but because they acted out the ideas of the Enlightenment (Illuminismo). Garibaldi’s soldiers were generally referred to as the illuminati. In that original sense most Western “leaders” are illuminati and the vast majority of them, like the vast majority of those who oppose them, haven’t the slightest inkling of this and probably don’t care.

Coincidentally, or perhaps by divine intervention, at the time I was writing this commentary, I was invited to participate in a pro-family conference in Kyrgyzstan. Why not a Western country? I am glad you asked.

There is no longer any Western country where traditional family values can be discussed openly and freely in public. A while back, 2 bakers in Oregon were asked by a gay couple to bake a cake bearing an inscription that ran counter to their faith and their belief in traditional  marriage (perhaps you recall back when marriage was an institution between a man and a woman. GONE). When these bakers, a man and wife, refused on the grounds that the inscription was offensive to their beliefs, they were fined $130,000. That’s the price of a home in many places. The intent was to destroy them financially, a “soft” kind of death sentence. People of faith may no longer live their faith. A preacher in Scotland (part of the “free” world) was arrested, cuffed and taken away last week for preaching from a forbidden portion of the scriptures regarding homosexuality, video here.

So yes, the conference is in Kyrgyzstan where open discussions of family are not forbidden. We welcome you to send them a brief video of you or anyone speaking in favor of a healthy family.

Our contact, Bolotbek Batilov (write zoilanddon@msn.com for instructions on how to attend the conference or send your video)

Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/181466365592157/permalink/194518717620255/

I want to hear from you: zoilandon@msn.com

If you have any comments, kindly post them at the forum below.

“I don’t trust Putin”

“I don’t trust Putin”

 

Don Hank

When I visit forums that discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are, of course, the usual suspects who tell us, based on nothing substantive, that Putin is just waiting his chance to nuke the US  — notwithstanding that this would entail an exchange of retaliatory strikes that would leave the entire planet crippled and kill billions. These same people would admit that Putin is smart, but yet they think he is stupid enough to initiate a nuclear war and a nuclear winter.

Then there are others who will admit that Putin is a good leader for Russia and has done a lot of good in the world but they are quick to add “but I don’t trust him.”

My response is this:

You don’t have any reason either to trust him or not to trust him. He is NOT YOUR president.
Thanks to the hegemonic behavior and propaganda of US “leaders,” millions of Westerners have been mesmerized into thinking that the world’s strongest leader must necessarily be the leader of the world and bully the world into submission, just as they have seen the US do over most of their lives. But it is almost exclusively the West that has expressed this idea, by promulgating the image of the US as the Exceptional Nation or the Indispensable Nation — to the extent that many commentators have for decades referred to the US as the leader of the Free World, or, if they are skeptical, a hegemon. But Putin and Russia have come up with a better idea:

respect the sovereignty of all other nations and let them develop along their own lines — ie, according to their own culture and history.

This idea has never once occurred to the “leaders” in Washington and they have brainwashed their sheeple into accepting the notion not only of their own superiority, but also, as a sinister corollary, the notion that any nation (meaning particularly Russia) that surpasses the US in important ways, particularly militarily, will automatically do as Washington has done. But by doing this, Washington has failed its mission, racked up an unpayable debt, created failed states and terror groups, and irreparably damaged its prestige, so it certainly does not rationally follow that other nations would follow Washington’s example and try to be cock of the rock. Just by way of example, Obama likes to bully other nations, and look how he was treated in Hangzhou. Call that prestige?

Besides, what kind of leader is superior? A leader who respects other leaders and other nations or a leader who does not? You can trust not Putin but the MAD principle (mutually assured destruction, among nuclear powers), namely, the desire not to die. That principle will stay the hand of any leader with a nuclear arsenal. And that is all you need.

See? You don’t need to trust Putin if you don’t want to. He’s the Russian president, NOT the American president. And thank God, unlike our presidents, he has no apparent desire or reason to bully others or interfere in their internal affairs. He’s got enough on his plate without trying to be president of the world.

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How top level Neocons like Soros deceive Christian pawns

How top Neocon connivers like Soros deceive Christian Neocon pawns

by Don Hank

I have been participating in a discussion of Neoconservatism (Neocons) on the Neocon web site AIM, which expands to Accuracy in Media, a misnomer if there ever was one. On the AIM site (which pretends to oppose Hillary but more effectively opposes Trump, absurdly alleging that he has financial interest in good Russian relations, thereby supporting her candidacy), I had used the discussion forum to alert the readers to my article on Neocons here in response to comments in favor of “Christian” Neocons. I participate in such discussions in part because they point out gaps in my commentaries. One reader understandably thought that I was referring in that article to all levels of the Neocon movement when I said that Neoconservatism is atheistic. I was referring only to the top levels, as I show below. This reader wrote (his comment at AIM is found here):

However, I see your “proof” of what Kinkaid is, is an article you wrote. But I believe you lost your argument in your first sentence. Not one neoconservative I’ve met or talked to was an atheist as you claim they are.

My response to that reader is very important because it clarifies that only the top level Neocons, like Neoconservative “godfather” Irving Kristol, are non-Christians. I had not made this clear enough in my article.

My forum response:

Yes, that was my article. Unlike cowardly Neocons, I use my real name. I am referring to our resident Neocon here [meaning Cliff Kincaid, who has written dishonestly about me in the past, as you can see if you read my comments at this thread—all comments of mine that do not appear in the AIM forum are in brackets, like this one — Don]. You disagree that Neoconservatism is atheistic. You are justified in not understanding this issue. The Upper level Neocons are atheists or at least entertain an atheistic viewpoint, as the article shows. But their trick is deceiving the lower level ones into thinking they are doing God’s work when they support the Neocon policies. That is really the whole point. I was one of those deceived, back when Bush was pushing for his war in Iraq. I foolishly thought he was a godly man who would get God’s full support and lead us to a victory over evil. But a week after we “won,” the Assyrian Christians started leaving Iraq in droves. The outcome was clear evidence of what was intended. [Bush and his planners had to know how this would play out]. The top level Neocons had succeeded. THEY won the war. [Real Americans lost.]

Here are some brief examples of how the upper echelon Neocons control unwary Christians:

Many softheaded Christians believe the Neocon narrative that both gays and Muslims are downtrodden and represent the needy that Jesus said we are to help. Ironically the 2 groups hate each other but the upper level Neocons have, diabolically, controlled the dialogue so that many “Christians” now sympathize with the political activism of both groups.

Why does the upper level do this? Easy: because the political activists of both groups [not necessarily ordinary Muslims and gays] are made to order destroyers of traditional Christianity and the top level Neocons [like Soros] are philosophical descendants of the radical branch of the Enlightenment [such as Voltaire] so they hate Christianity. Soros is at the pinnacle of this top level and he supports both groups. In Europe and the US, he is behind the mass migration movement. His followers in politics have targeted German “Christians” with the message that they must take in millions of downtrodden Muslims [arch-Neocon and atheist Soros’ involvement in the mass migration movement is documented by Breitbart and others]. Merkel is the head of the CDU — Christian Democratic Union — and millions of her supporters are nominal “Christians.” So when she says, under the influence of the Neocon shadow government, that Germany must take in these millions of Muslims, her lukewarm-Christian supporters blindly follow her Diktat. What they [and the vast majority of the Western public] do not realize is that at the top level of the Neocon hierarchy, Soros and his demons are plotting to destroy Christianity by pandering to the Muslims, many of whom are already persecuting Christian refugees. Just received this morning  a file documenting how Muslim “refugees” rampantly persecute the Christian refugees. This file is linked at the bottom of this post.

As for the gay agenda, even though many “Christian” activists [like Kincaid] are against gay marriage and the like, many are Neocons, so they have been brainwashed into hating Russia. Here, briefly, are examples of how the top-level Neocons are working to trap these middle level Neocon activists and their followers into working against their own agenda:

By opposing Russia in Syria, these zombie-like lower and middle level Neocon grunts tend to sabotage the fight against ISIS in Syria by influencing Western politicians to oppose Russia [the only world power sincerely and effectively fighting ISIS], eg, by creating a no-fly zone and driving out the Russians [a Neocon policy called for by almost all GOP presidential candidates – Trump being the notable exception – and by Hillary]. After all, they all blindly accept the absurdity that the Russians – who, as you may have noticed, never slash Christian throats – are the no. 1 enemy, and that ISIS is not nearly as significant, even though these terrorists have vowed to wipe Christians off the face of the earth. This foolish anti-Russian rhetoric indirectly, but every effectively, translates into very strong political support for ISIS, which is working, in tandem with the top level Neocons, to destroy Christianity and civilization itself. [This explains why arch-Neocon John McCain has called for arms and support for Al-Qaeda in Syria – in the belief that Americans will not remember that it was this group that killed 2 to 3 thousand Americans on 9-11, 2001. Some contributors at the discussion of the AIM site support McCain, as one might expect].

Likewise, lower level Neocon pawns indirectly oppose the very effective Russian laws against gay propaganda targeting children, supporting the false narrative that such laws are opposed to free speech per se and are homophobic, [when in fact, they effectively protect children and are an important part of Russia’s policy of counteracting the importation of dangerous propaganda from the corrupt and immoral West [for example, via Soros’ Open Society Foundations]. Note that Kincaid and his fellow Neocons oppose the gay agenda, correctly recognizing that this Western activism is evil, but absurdly insisting that the Russian opposition to it is bad – trying to have it both ways. BTW, Russia has recently banned Soros’ foundations].

In the two ways briefly described above, the lower level Neocons, who imagine themselves to be good Christians, are very effective pawns in the game intended to destroy Christianity. And they don’t even know it.

Thanks to their tragic lack of spiritual discernment [and perhaps gray matter], atheist Soros wins!

But the New Testament predicts this falling away of the church.

Open Doors survey shows persecution of Christian refugees by Muslim refugees:

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Outrage: Know-nothing European “journalist” hacks meddling in US elections

Outrage: European “journalist” hacks meddling in US elections (they’re either bought or woefully misinformed)

 

by Don Hank

 

I watch the news and talk shows on Deutsche Welle and am hearing both German politicians and journalists alike saying some of the stupidest things about Donald Trump, notably that he – and not the warmongering Neocon Hillary – will be the one candidate to start WW III.

The German-based Spiegel Magazine has published, in English, a Neocon hit piece by Marc Pitzke titled “Trump Has Shown His True Side, It’s Time To Act,” with a secondary title “Donald Trump Is a Threat to the US and World Peace.”

Is that nuanced enough for you? Let’s see if we can guess whether Marc is another bought and paid for Establishment shill or an honest journalist seeking the truth behind the political correctness.

Ironically, this same Spiegel empire that publishes Pitzke’s tripe once featured at the top of its bestseller list, the book “Bought Journalists” by Udo Ulfkotte, former editor of the prestigious daily Frankfurter Allgemeine and best-known whistleblower on European media, exposing European journalism as a fraud bought and paid for by the CIA.

I had shown before that the real war monger is Hillary (who voted for the Iraq invasion) and the peace maker is Trump (who accurately chided Jeb Bush that his brother had made a mess of Iraq). I pointed out that:

 

Hillary, for her part, has compared Putin with Hitler, and her choice of pro-war cabinet members has led a number of scholars to predict that a Hillary presidency would lead to a nuclear war.

 

One such scholar, Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at NYU and Princeton, has said:

“We’re approaching a Cuban Missile Crisis level nuclear confrontation with Russia,” he explained. “And there is absolutely no discussion, no debate, about this in the American media.”

“Then along comes, unexpectedly, Donald Trump,” he continued, “Who says he wants to end the New Cold War, and cooperate with Russia in various places… and –astonishingly– the media is full of what only can be called neo-McCarthyite charges that he is a Russian agent, that he is a Manchurian candidate, and that he is Putin’s client.”

Cohen is joined by other serious experts and US officials as reported here, here,  here,  here, etc, who  warn that, despite the outrageous lie that Trump is a threat to peace, it is in fact Hillary who may very well start the next war.

An article in Zero Hedge reports that Michele Flournay, who is expected to be named to head Hillary’s Pentagon, “advocates sending more American troops into combat against ISIS and Assad than Obama has been willing to commit.” By contrast, Trump has said “Let Syria and ISIS fight. Why do we care?”

I need to add to this that Hillary, and not only her choice of Pentagon chief, is on record as saying she supports a US-enforced no-fly zone in Syria, where Russia had already shown its deadly anti-aircraft missile power. According to “Little Marco” Pritzke, such a no-fly zone in a country bristling with dead-eye accurate Russian S-400s and S-500s would in no way threaten world peace. Of the two candidates, despite facts to the contrary, only Trump would be a threat to world peace in Pritzke’s benighted view.

But what about the US? Pitzke also averred Trump threatens the US. Now, as I just pointed out yesterday, the US invariably referred to by the bought Western “journalists” described in whistleblower Ulfkotte’s book is not the US people – that would be you and me – but rather the Washington Establishment, which is inexplicably touted throughout Western Elitedom as the Indispensable Nation and the Exceptional Nation.

Anyone who questions the wisdom of the US-led NATO, for example, is regarded by Western journalists and politicians as a blasphemer. After all, if the US Establishment is the Exceptional Nation, then it is to be regarded as blessed by the Almighty and anyone thwarting its will is opposing the Divine Plan for mankind.

Now if I had Marky Pitzke before me, I would remind him that NATO and the US took out Ghadaffi and created a vacuum that virtually invited ISIS to fill it. Libyan refugees with nowhere else to go have come to his country in droves. I would also remind him that the Syrian war was unwittingly supported wholeheartedly by Western politicians and journalists, who were supporting the Arab Spring, wherein foreign Islamist fighters opposed Bashar al-Assad, a secularist leader who had established a peaceful society in which Sunnis, Shiites and Christians alike respected each other, and, thanks to these Western efforts, millions of Syrians are now forced, like the Libyans, to flee to Europe, creating a major humanitarian crisis that threatens to collapse Angela Merkel’s CDU party. Likewise, the US Establishment worshipped by Pitzke and his fellow toadies invaded Iraq, causing the same chain reaction there, which also adversely affects Europe. And then there is the NATO-induced debacle in Kosovo that no Western journalist dares to write about, but which I have documented here. And let’s not forget Ukraine, which the Washington and European elites — notably those of Pitzke’s country — transformed into a failed state.

Ironically, Marc Pitzke fears Trump in part because Trump questions the usefulness of NATO and the US State Department’s policies that caused the crisis in Pitzke’s own country.

But unlike Pitzke, Trump’s supporters are justifiably not afraid that the US Establishment is being challenged. They are afraid it will survive long enough to create another Iraq, another Libya, another Kosovo, another Syria, and a war with Russia, none of which would benefit Germany or any other country.

Is Mark Pitzke not precisely the kind of “bought journalist” described by Udo Ulfkotte? Or is he just woefully uninformed or short on gray matter?

Either way, what in heaven’s name is this two-bit hack doing meddling in another country’s elections when he hasn’t a clue as to what is going on?

If you agree that this “journalist” lied about Trump being a warmonger, please write to Marc Pitzke at Marc.Pitzke@spiegel.de and tell him so. You can tell him that in lying about Trump, he is supporting the fascist Hillary Clinton, who talks as though she wants war in Ukraine to support the far right regime and its fighters who wear logos that originated in Nazi Germany.

More importantly, You can write to the Spiegel editor in chief from the page linked here http://www.spiegel.de/international/how-to-contact-spiegel-with-confidential-information-a-1030555.html and denounce the lying Marc Pitzke. I told them if they want to lie about Donald Trump, they need to be careful not to be so obvious. They can hate Trump if they want to, but they can’t honestly say he is a warmonger because he has said he can get along with Putin, and especially since Hillary’s statements prove she wants to confront Russia militarily, a very bad idea if you want peace. I sent them a link to this post.

 

Hoax busted: There is no US-Saudi relationship

Hoax busted: the American people have NO relations with the Saudis

 

by Don Hank

 

A Neocon article titled Analysis: Russian jets in Iran change Mideast game – Middle East criticizes the new “game changing” arrangement between Iran and Russia in which the latter uses Iran’s airport facilities as a home base for its anti-ISIS bombing missions. While the author calls his piece an analysis, it is in fact blatant propaganda, distorting the nature of the “game change” he describes.

 

QUOTE:

“…this type of change is definitely not in the interests of the US, America’s traditional Sunni-Arab allies in the region, nor Israel.”

 

In fact, the US-Saudi relationship touted by the author is not a relationship between the US people and the Saudis, although the sneaky author would like us to believe it is. We the People obviously have no interest whatsoever in a relationship that spawned the Taliban, al-Qaeda and ISIS, destroyed previously stable partner countries like Iraq, Libya and Syria and seriously threatened Egypt until el-Sisi stepped in, all of which has served only to erode US prestige and credibility in the world. The American people have, in fact, an existential interest in ending this ill-conceived US Establishment-Saudi relationship as soon as ever possible, while the financial elites, notably the Federal Reserve Board, know that the Saudis are the key to propping up a dollar that has practically no other support in our debt-based economy and government. It is known that, under the secretive petrodollar agreement between the US elites and the Saudis, the US government has promised to protect the Saudi royals and their oil fields in exchange for their charging only US dollars for their oil and buying US sovereign bonds as financial reserves, all of which have been, since the early 70s, keeping the value of the US dollar artificially high. But what is not known is how much further that agreement goes in reality, thanks to terms brokered in secret, either since the original deal or at the time Richard Nixon and King Faisal signed it. What is known, however, is that all US wars outside the New World, without exception (ie, even the Kosovo war), have clearly benefited violent and intolerant Saudi Wahhabism, but in no way benefited the US people, and this is all a sinister indication that the agreement goes much deeper than is known. Indeed, looking back over the last 50 odd years of warfare, initiated by the US on the flimsiest of grounds, Washington and Wall Street appear to have sold out US interests and even the interests of civilization itself in exchange for a strong dollar worth far beyond any economy-based intrinsic value, enabling them to “print” unbacked dollars in QEs 1 through 3 and possibly beyond without having to pay for the value thereby stolen from other economies throughout the world.

By contrast with secretive US-Sunni (Wahhabi) cooperation, the Russia-Shiite relationship brought about the first sincere attempt to stop ISIS, thereby thwarting the once unchallenged Saudi-US relationship.

The US then reluctantly followed Russia’s example by attacking ISIS in Iraq, politically unable to do otherwise but knowing that in so doing it was flirting with the possible rupture of the dollar-supporting agreement described above, and hence with financial disaster for the elites.

Further, the rearrangement of the Middle East chessboard has not only led to Russia’s establishment of an airbase in Shiite Iran but, prior to this, had led to a flourishing relationship between Netanyahu and Putin, which has benefited both countries. There can be no question that Israel-US relations are now much cooler and unproductive than Russia-Israel relations. (But remember that the US and Russia have swapped roles both domestically and in terms of foreign policy).

Thus the crucial difference between US foreign policy and Russian foreign policy is that the US has so far cultivated good relations only with one side – the Sunnis and their radical Wahhabi terrorists (posing at times as “moderates”) and also with the warlike Likud Party in Israel (instead of reconciling both the hawks and the Israeli factions that want peace) – a policy that necessarily leads to the untenable situation of perpetual conflict, while Russia has taken the broader view, trying to cultivate relations with both Sunnis and Shia, and just as importantly, with Israel, in an attempt to bring permanent peace between Sunni and Shia in the Middle East and end the Palestine-Israel conflict. (BTW, there is another unseen aspect to all of this in that many Western Christians believe – in large part under encouragement from sly Neocons – that any US attempt to bring about peace in the Middle East is unbiblical and that somehow, God wants them to support, or at least passively consent to, senseless wars in order to fulfill prophecies that carry unspecified time frames and schedules. Yet this lack of specific time settings makes these prophecies hard to pin down and makes a rigid interpretation inappropriate at best. Further, there is no biblical commandment or even suggestion that Christians are supposed to consent to or participate in wars at any time in history — the way so many of them did during the Iraq invasion, believing at first — thanks to sly propaganda efforts willingly perpetrated by fooish clergy — that this disastrous war that saw the banishment of most Iraqi Christians, was godly. Thus Christianity has been used as a tool of Satanists thanks to the lack of common sense and spiritual discernment of these pawns with little grasp of the scriptures. I showed previously how these Christians are disobeying an important commandment of Jesus).

So yes, this new Russia-Iran arrangement is not in the interests of the US if we define the US as the Neocon perpetual war Establishment (including Obama and Hillary), and it is not in the interest of the Saudi Wahhabists whose ultimate goal is the total annihilation of Shia and Christians as well as civilization as we know it. But the Saudis, with their intolerance toward people with different opinions and religions, certainly do not deserve to be given by the US, through stealth or otherwise, the green light to continue founding and funding terror groups throughout the world, whether or not their rampaging props up the greenback, because such is obviously immoral unless you are a Neocon or central banker. Thus, Washington’s oft-times schizophrenic foreign policy is precisely due to the fact that, while the elites have constantly supported the barbaric Saudi regime and its thinly veiled terror campaign (for the reasons enunciated above), the ordinary people whom they despise sense that this policy is insane and threatens civilization.

The Establishment has been playing the mischievous wizard behind the curtain. But thanks in large part to Donald Trump, and to alternative media, this curtain is now in tatters and ordinary people can easily discern the wizard and his evil machinations. Whether or not Trump wins the presidency, it is only a matter of time before the wizard’s workshop will be permanently closed down.

Comment sent to Fox: Why is most vital issue off-limits at Fox?

Comment to Fox News: Most vital issue is off-limits at Fox

Comment sent 8-7-6:00 to

comments@foxnewsinsider.com

from DON HANK

Would you not agree that whether or not planet earth and civilization itself survives our next presidency probably overrides all other issues?

Since I put it that way, I guess you do.

So since you agree, why do you not discuss it?

You often feature an “expert” on foreign affairs who opines that Trump is liable to start a war. Yet the potentially most dangerous war would be a war with Russia, let’s admit it, and we all know that Trump is willing to talk to Putin while Hillary wants to “get tough.”

So why does no one on your fair and balanced channel ever get around to mentioning that it was Trump and ONLY Trump who said: “What are we, nuts?! Why don’t we let Russia defeat ISIS in Syria?” and it was Hillary who said she wants a no-fly zone in Syria, which would force the Russians out.

What’s wrong with that, you say?

What’s wrong is that, for starters, Russia has S-400s and S-500s deployed all over the country and if Hillary short-circuited and issued the order for the US to enforce a no-fly zone against the Russians, US pilots would be dying like flies. Nothing can stop an S-400 once it is launched. They’re too fast to intercept, are guarded by onboard radar jammers and are therefore invisible to the missile defense units on the ground and on our aircraft.

Barring a miracle, this “get-tough” stance of hers would eventually lead to WW III, and it would likely turn nuclear at some point. As Al Gore once said, earth is in the balance, big time!

But Fox can’t talk about this honestly and frankly? What are we, nuts?!

In the face of all the facts and logic, your hosts invariably allow your guests to make the idiotic statement that TRUMP is the one most likely to start a war??? And even those who disagree, never mention the argument I raised above.

Did your hosts go to college?

Don Hank

PS: I am sharing this with my blog readers and am asking that you join in this campaign to eliminate the political correctness at Fox News.

Sound off to:

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If they get just a few more comments like this, they will be forced to raise this issue and argument.

 

E. Ukraine sitrep. The msm won’t tell you this

E. Ukraine sitrep. The fight for survival in Novorossia

Essentially, Eastern Ukraine, where most people speak Russian, is considered an illegitimate political entity by virtue of the fact that the people consider themselves Russian. The motive is naked racism. It’s like a Kafka novel where Amerika (the name of one of his novels in fact) has returned to Europe, this time to assist the Nazis in implementing their nefarious plans. It is a slap in the face to every US veteran, especially those who fought in WW II, to the memory of the fallen heroes of that war. and a mockery of the Holocaust.

Incredibly, almost all GOP presidential candidates (Trump was a notable exception) favored US arms to aid the Ukraine government in killing E. Ukrainians, although most of the casualties so far have been civilians. No wonder Trump accused Jeb Bush of just wanting to “kill people.” That comment was right on target.

Thanks to a media blackout on the Ukraine conflict, only blogs provide a window for us. One such blog is Novorossia Vision, hosted by the courageous Irina Burya, who sends me alerts. Some of this would be covered by Russia Insider but that site is on partial vacation during August.

Link:

http://novorossia.vision/en/ukrainian-deserters-kill-their-commanders-kiev-encourages-attack-financially-dpr-warns-about-resuming-hostilities/

By way of background, let me explain some of the terms used in this blog:

“Nationalist” fighters on the US-backed side include the Azov Batallion, some members of which are sympathetic to the neo-Nazis (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azov_Battalion, and pay special attention to the section titled Neo-Nazi Ideology and Symbols) . Some actually wear neo-Nazi logos such as the swastika and the Wolfsangel, an early symbol used by the German Nazis (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfsangel). The US congress in 2015 decided against training Azov members, but in reality, no arms sent to Ukraine can be prevented from falling into their hands since they are welcomed as volunteers by the Kiev government. US Neocons are fine with this, just as they seem unfazed by the transfer of US arms from the Syrian “rebels” to ISIS. Will Hillary allow open arms shipments to Azov? As I keep saying, Hillary’s anti-Russian warlike stance makes her extremely dangerous but most Americans by far simply don’t know or care that our next election results could signal a prelude to a nuclear WW III.

I need to make a comment here. Neocon web sites like AIM (Accuracy in Media) are publishing anti-Trump articles and some of the Neoconservative commentators on their forum are actually hinting that they want Hillary to win. It is clear to me that Cliff Kincaid leans toward Hillary as well, even though he claims to be a conservative. That should surprise no one since Trump’s pragmatic and rational position on Russia is anathema to the Neocons, and Hillary’s warlike stance is right in line with them. The future of our planet is in the balance and guys like Cliffy are pushing for a war that threatens all of humanity – claiming that Trump is “soft” on Russia. If the war happens, they will, of course, blame the level-headed rational people who warned about this, not themselves. Their position is Amerika über Alles and they will fight to the last other people’s kid. There is just no disguising the ultranationalism here and I am more than alarmed by this. Clearly, WW II taught us exactly nothing.

Think about it.  The Nazis are active in Europe once more only this time, the US government is basically on their side against Russia, the country that killed 4 times more Nazis than all other allies combined and without which the allies may not have won WW II. Is this not what most people would call going over to the dark side?

DPR: Donetsk People’s Republic

LPR: Lugansk People’s Republic

LDPR: Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republic

AFU: Armed Forces of Ukraine (the failed government supported by the US, although in reality, the EU will almost surely never admit the bankrupt Ukraine into their midst as things now stand). If it were not for false pride, Washington would admit it erred gravely by supporting the bloody Maidan coup and would walk away from this quagmire. Instead it will add insult to injury and send arms to this bumbling corrupt government only to kill more civilians, as shown by the sitrep linked and partially pasted below.

Finally to locate the Donetsk and Lugansk (Luhansk in Urkainian) regions on the map, click here. They are small in size but if push came to shove, the Hillary administration would be happy to send your only son to die there to enable  the US to lose still another war.

http://novorossia.vision/en/ukrainian-deserters-kill-their-commanders-kiev-encourages-attack-financially-dpr-warns-about-resuming-hostilities/

Ukrainian Deserters Kill Their Commanders – Kiev Encourages Attack Financially – DPR Warns About Resuming Hostilities

In July 2016 Alexander Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, announced the possibility of imposition of martial law in the country on August 1st. It was not the first time that such a threat sounded and, like the previous ones, it remained unrealized. However, Kiev continued to increase the intensity of the attacks on the territory of the Republic, which had already grown dramatically at the end of the past week, after the completion of the Contact Group negotiations in Minsk.

At night from July 31 to August 1st, the Ukrainian military opened heavy fire on Yasinovataya, situated between Donetsk and Gorlovka, and the north-western outskirts of Donetsk. According to the DPR Defense Ministry, the fire on localities of the Republic was opened more than 800 times, with over 100 rounds from the 122 and 152mm artillery.

The local authorities reported that 14 houses had been damaged by artillery fire. In Yasinovataya one of the shells hit the yard of a house, with one civilian killed and another wounded in the explosion and subsequent fire. There were also wounded two DPR soldiers.

After the shelling, according to the DPR soldiers, cannons started to explode on the positions of the Ukrainian howitzer battery responsible for the attack.

According to the DPR Defense Ministry, all the days that followed, the intensity of attacks on the Ukrainian side ranged from 500 to 900 rounds per day, with a quarter of them made from heavy artillery. The all three directions were under attack: Gorlovka in the north of the Republic, Donetsk in the center and Dokuchaevsk in the south of the DPR.

As a result of the bombardments, four civilians were wounded, two of them in Donetsk.

The bombardments also caused the further destruction of residential areas and infrastructure. The local authorities reported that, from 1 to 4 August, 2016, 36 residential houses were damaged in the DPR frontline localities. There were also damaged power lines on the western outskirts of Donetsk and at the Donetsk filter plant, resulting about 900 homes left without electricity in one of the city districts, and the water supply stopped in another two districts, as well as in Yasinovataya and Kiev-controlled Avdeevka.

The DPR army, according to the command, lost, for the first four days of August, two soldiers killed.

In July 2016, the official losses of the DPR army amounted to 11 soldiers killed and 21 wounded; among civilians, the Republic lost one person killed and 25 wounded.

The official losses of the Ukrainian army in July, according to the press service of the ATO Staff, totaled 40 men killed and 182 wounded. At the same time, the Ukrainian public organization “Sisters of Mercy” reported that in July, only one hospital in Kharkov received over 300 wounded.

Kiev has already openly admitted that a significant part of Ukrainian losses are non-combat. According to the DPR intelligence, only in the last four days, the Ukrainian army lost two soldiers dead and three wounded in the front segment to the west of Donetsk, due to the detonation of a 120mm mortar shell, caused by violation of safety requirements. In addition, due to an error in the spotting of the fire, one of the Ukrainian Army units shelled another, with the latter having lost over 20 men killed and wounded.

In addition, the DPR intelligence sources on the ground reported that, due to the overcrowding of the Ukrainian military in the Donetsk segment of the front, there occurred an outbreak of dysentery. Only in the past three days, over 50 soldiers were sent to nearby hospitals. Apparently, the situation with the epidemic is worsening, because the AFU command have sent epidemiologists to the Donetsk segment of the front.

As a result, the number of deserters in the Ukrainian army has recently increased dramatically. The DPR intelligence reported that, in the first three days of August, 10 Ukrainian soldiers left their positions on the front line, taking their weapons with them. Another three, when officers tried to stop them, killed one of them and wounded another.

From the LPR also come reports about the deterioration of the situation on the contact line, which was hitherto considerably calmer than in the DPR. Soldiers of the Republican army attribute this fact to the replacement of the AFU units on the front line with nationalist battalions. As a result, there dramatically increased the number of attacks on the territory of the Republic, during which the Ukrainian side again began to use infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, anti-aircraft systems, as well as heavy artillery.

In particular, at night from 1 to 2 August, the LPR near front town of Stakhanov was shelled with 152mm artillery. According to witnesses, one of the shells hit the courtyard of a residential house, which resulted in three civilians wounded. The condition of one of them is still assessed by doctors as severe.

In addition, soldiers of the LPR army reported constant provocation from the Ukrainian military. In particular, the Ukrainian subversive groups enter the LPR territory and hang there flags of Ukraine and the “Right Sector”. These actions may aim at luring the LPR soldiers out, in order to open sniper fire on them while they are removing the flags, or at creating scenery for the Kiev media reporting the next ‘liberated piece of Ukrainian land’.

Meanwhile, the LPR soldiers firmly declared that any attempts of the Ukrainian military to seize parts of the “grey” zone are decidedly repressed.

Soldiers of the Republican armies have repeatedly pointed out that, during the shelling, the target of the Ukrainian side is much more likely to be residential areas of Donbass than their position. The same policy of terror is applied by Kiev to both areas controlled by its army and entry and exit checkpoints on the contact line.

Local residents report that at checkpoints, which are closed at nightfall, the Ukrainian military force them to spend the night in the buffer zone, not letting them pass to Ukraine and, at the same time, forbidding them to come back for the night to the territory of the Republics. At night, the Ukrainian side starts shelling the LDPR, hiding behind civilians as a living shield. Last week, a woman received shrapnel wounds at one of these checkpoints in the Gorlovka area.

Residents of one of the front-line villages in the Lugansk region inform that they try not to go out after 3 pm, especially after the AFU military were replaced with volunteer battalions. Nationalists, usually drunk, stop people in the streets, ask them provocative questions and can beat a person looking at them ‘without due respect’.

Two days ago, the OSCE monitoring mission stated that their employees, going for an inspection in one of the AFU units, had been stopped by drunken Ukrainian military. Threatening the international observers with weapons, the Ukrainians forbade them to travel further and forced them to go back.

Massive attacks by the Ukrainian army on the DPR localities at the end of July 2016 caused such extensive destruction that the OSCE mission demanded in its report an investigation and punishment for those responsible. The investigation revealed that the AFU commanders on the front line are entitled to personally make the decision to open fire according to the situation. At the same time, in those days when the Ukrainian military come under return fire, Kiev pays them combat bonus to salary.

At the same time, at the negotiations in Minsk, the sides failed to agree on the issue of weapons withdrawal from the contact line for the distance defined in the Minsk Agreements, as the Ukrainian side claimed not to have sufficient authority.

Moreover, Kiev still continues to deliver to the front line weapons and equipment. According to the DPR intelligence, in just the past three days, the Ukrainian units in the Donetsk and Gorlovka directions received up to 20 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, 6 152mm motorized artillery systems “Akatsia”, 5 122mm howitzers D-30, 15 tanks and about 20 120mm mortars.

Two days ago, the Ukrainian military authorities reported that NATO countries had provided Ukraine with EUR 1 million worth demining equipment as logistical support under the program “Science for Peace and Security».

After the fruitless negotiations in Minsk, Denis Pushilin, the DPR representative in the Contact Group, made an official statement, which says that if at least the first three points of the Minsk Agreements, namely, complete cease-fire, the withdrawal of weapons and the OSCE supervision of it, are not implemented, the hostilities will resume in Donbass through the fault of Kiev.

The same day, the head of the press service of the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine announced that the General Staff already has an ‘adequate response plan’ to react to ‘an attack aiming at expanding the territory’, the preparation of which in the Republics the head of the Defense Ministry intelligence of Ukraine had announced earlier.

http://novorossia.vision/en/another-delivery-of-american-weapons-nazis-boasting-their-attacks-hotline-to-denounce-dpr-residents/

Another Delivery of American Weapons – Nazis Boasting Their Attacks – Hotline to Denounce DPR Residents

The negotiations in Minsk came to an end, and the tension on the fronts in Donbass increased dramatically again. At the weekend, the number of attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to the DPR Defense Ministry, again came close to a thousand per day. Kiev also returned to the active use of artillery and tanks along the entire front line.

In total, as reported by the authorities of the Republic, over the past week the number of Ukrainian attacks exceeded 3,000, with most of them made with heavy artillery.

According to the DPR Ombudsman, in the week 12 people were killed in the Republic, including a civilian, who was carrying out repair works on the territory of the Donetsk airport. 18 people received injuries, 4 of them civilians.

One of the civilians received severe shrapnel wounds when an artillery shell hit his house. There was also shrapnel wounded a woman who was traveling in a minibus from the DPR territory to the Kiev-controlled area. Eyewitnesses reported that the minibus came under fire from the Ukrainian side, when it was in the no man’s land, between the Ukrainian checkpoints and that of the DPR.

The DPR authorities argue that Kiev is carrying out particularly intense bombardments in the Donetsk and Gorlovka direction, deliberately destroying civilian homes and infrastructure.

In particular, the mayor of Gorlovka reported that the northern outskirts of the city, located 200 meters from the contact line, are experiencing ongoing problems with water and electricity, due to incessant attacks from the Ukrainian side. Last week, only for one night the shelling from the Ukrainian positions led to six disruptions in the water supply. When repair crews come to the spot, Ukrainian snipers open fire on them.

During another bombardment of Donetsk at the end of the week, there were damaged power lines, which resulted in about 200 miners trapped underground. The power supply of the mine was restored only the next day, after which the miners were brought to the surface.

In just a week, according to the DPR authorities, as a result of attacks on the Ukrainian side, there were damaged 44 houses, 26 of which were completely or partially destroyed.

In the south of the Republic, the situation on the front was not so hard, but, nevertheless, residents of villages near Dokuchaevsk had to spend the night before the weekend in cellars. Residents of the city spent that night in readiness to go down to shelters. According to them, the children went to bed in hallways, which are the safest place in urban apartments.

Soldiers of the LPR army also reported that the Ukrainian military do not open fire at their positions, but at localities situated behind them, in order to provoke the army of the Republic to open return fire.

The DPR military authorities also suggested that the sharp increase in the intensity of fire on the Ukrainian side could allow Kiev to hide a huge number of non-combat losses in the Ukrainian army.

According to the DPR intelligence, last week, in one of the AFU units, during the shelling with a 152mm MSTA-B cannon, occurred an ammunition detonation. In social networks volunteers wrote that the Ukrainian military had tried to charge into the cannon two shells at once. As a result of the detonation, 11 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 18 wounded, with one cannon destroyed and another three damaged.

In addition, as reported by the DPR intelligence, in another Ukrainian unit a soldier killed his commander-nationalist, as a result of a conflict that stemmed from the soldier’s refusal to open fire on peaceful localities of Donbass. The DPR intelligence sources on the ground reported that the command is preparing to withdraw the unit, completely demoralized and refusing to fight, from the front line.

The Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine said live on the “112” TV channel that the number of non-combat losses in the Ukrainian army had already exceeded a thousand of soldiers.

There also came out new information about the cover-up by the Ukrainian side of their dead. The director of a mine, one part of which is located in the DPR and the other on the Kiev-controlled territory, said that the enterprise continues to operate in spite of the incessant shelling. The miners reported that underground they can clearly smell the putrid stink wafting from the far end of the horizons. It looks like that the Ukrainian side is simply dumps the bodies of their dead soldiers in the pits.

At the same time, Kiev still continues to deliver to the contact line military equipment and personnel. Over the past week, the DPR intelligence reported on the arrival of dozens of Ukrainian heavy mortars, tanks, motorized artillery systems, infantry fighting vehicles, 122 and 152mm artillery cannons, as well as MLRS “Grad” and trucks with ammunition in the Donetsk and Gorlovka segments of the front.

In the Lugansk segment of the front, soldiers of the LPR army fighters reported the arrival to the contact line of about a company of nationalists wearing the Ukrainian uniforms with “Right Sector» stripes on them.

The OSCE Mission observers noted in their weekly report the lack in the Ukrainian weapons storage sites of about 100 pieces of equipment, including 24 MLRS “Grad”, over 50 122 and 152mm motorized artillery systems and over 10 artillery and anti-tank cannons.

The DPR intelligence sources on the ground also reported another batch of US weapons delivered to Ukraine. On the basis of a technical agreement between the Defense Ministry of Ukraine and the command of the US Armed Forces in Europe, in the framework of the program “Partnership for Peace”, a charter flight accompanied by five American soldiers delivered to Lvov, a city in western Ukraine, about 1,000 5.56mm rifles, about 400 sniper rifles, over 500 machine guns and over 150 grenade launchers.

In addition, the DPR military authorities note the sharply increased activity of Kiev’s intelligence by UAVs. Over the past week, 11 Ukrainian drones were detected in the Donetsk and Gorlovka directions.

The OSCE Mission also presented a footage by their drone, confirming the ceasefire violations by both sides in the conflict. Curiously enough, the close-up recording was carried out by the OSCE drone mostly on the DPR territory.

Last week, the former deputy chairman of the Donetsk military and civil administration, governing the Kiev-controlled territory of the Donetsk region, said in an interview with the Ukrainian magazine “Krajina” that only 2% of the population supports the Ukrainian authorities. As for the rest, according to him, they ‘closed up: they work at enterprises, have almost no contact with Ukraine, watch Russian TV and socialize only among themselves’.

In response to the passive resistance of inhabitants of Donbass, the SBU intensifies the policy of terror. Residents of Stanitsa Luganskaya, a Ukraine-controlled town near the front line in the Lugansk region, report that the entire town is plastered with leaflets threatening with prosecution for “separatism”, which includes, in particular, empathy for the LDPR. Under the pretext of checking the information on the buying of votes at the recent local elections, residents of the town are massively summoned to the SBU, after which some of them disappear.

Meanwhile, nationalist units of the Ukrainian army already shell the territory of the Republics right in front of a camera.Polish journalists filmed the documentary “Fascists in trenches” on the positions of the “Azov” regiment in the south of Donbass, where one of the “Azov” radicals tells them that now the Ukrainians are fighting in the east of Ukraine for their nation. Just as they did under the leadership of Bandera in the 40s in the Volyn region where they massacred about 100,000 Poles.

The crew of the Ukrainian “1 + 1” channel visited the Ukrainian positions in the Gorlovka area, in the north of Donbass. In their report, the Ukrainian military say openly that “separatists” do not shell them, while they attack the DPR units daily, moving closer to Gorlovka with each passing day.

There is not a word about the Minsk Agreements in this report.

Two days ago, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced the launch of a hotline through which Ukrainians would be able to report information to investigators about people who had taken part in the organization of the referendums held in the DPR and LPR, and their financing.

The law on the amnesty for all those involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, required by the Minsk Agreements, does not exist even in a draft form.

http://novorossia.vision/en/kiev-bills-west-demanding-payment-for-war-against-russia/

Kiev bills West, demanding payment for war against Russia

The Western owners of the Kiev regime are, in many respects, far from understanding the situation in Ukraine. This stems from the Ukrainian foreign policy and diplomacy.

It was stated by Roman Bessmertny, a «hawk» politician and the former representative of Poroshenko at the Minsk negotiations, in an interview with the Kiev newspaper «Gordon”.

‘Unfortunately, they are fascinated by events that took place in the Balkans. Therefore, in many respects, they are far from understanding the situation in Ukraine. This stems from the Ukrainian foreign policy and diplomacy, which did not bring the real state of affairs at the initial stage of the conflict to an understanding of our partners. A Ukrainian in Donbas can not, pardon me, like an African, dip a finger in ink and put a mark in the bulletin. This is a stupid idea of the Ukrainians as a nation. There can be a tough pay for it,’ Bessmertny threatens the Europeans.

According to Bessmertny, the West is obliged to pay Ukraine and provide for it due to the fact that it is ‘waging a war against Russia’.

‘Naturally, we have a right to expect the whole world, especially Europe and the United States, to help us. To put it simply, it’s time we stopped playing games and persuading our opponents and allies, and very clearly told the world, ‘Pay us for the fact that we are at war with Russia! Otherwise, you will get a problem that you won’t be able to handle,’ the politician threatened again the Western countries.

The Ukrainian «hawk» is dissatisfied with the NATO position either.

‘The Warsaw Summit has shown that they have no answer to this question. I am now interested in the preparation of the program «Ukraine-NATO». If they continue previous talking about nothing, then Ukraine is on its own. We will find ourselves in a situation which Israel is in, ‘he complains.

Source

 

RT condemned as anti-Jewish for publishing an Israeli news feed verbatim

RT condemned as anti-Jewish for copying a Jewish newspaper’s headline verbatim

 

by Don Hank

 

There is a rumor that the Russian online news service RT reported that the Tel Aviv massacre that has been widely reported was perpetrated by Ultraorthodox Jews. However, even the hysterical article condemning RT for this “dishonesty” contains the quotation marks around the word Ultraorthodox Jews. Apparently the hysterical author at the site CAMERA does not know that quotes are routinely used to indicate that the author is skeptical about something that was reported or that he wants the reader to understand that this is not true and accurate even though it was reported that way. If you went to college, you know that. If not, you may be able to land a writing stint at CAMERA.

Here is how the hysterical story ran:

 

In its initial report on the attack, RT ran an article under the headline “2 ‘ultra-Orthodox Jewish’ gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in Tel Aviv.” In response to the portrayal, Simon Plosker, managing editor at Honest Reporting, said that RT ”wins the prize” for “most appalling headline.” Gilead Ini, a senior research analyst  at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) [sounds suspiciously like Accuracy in Media, which runs similar anti-Russian hit pieces] described RT’s “short-lived headline” as “dramatically absurd.”

https://www.rt.com/news/345901-shooting-tel-aviv-wounded/

 

But look at the headline in Haaretz that appeared here http://nvs24.com/news/world/2-ultra-Orthodox-Jewish-gunmen-kill-1-injure-8-in-Tel-Aviv-reports-6347850.html

 

2 ‘ultra-Orthodox Jewish’ gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in Tel Aviv – reports

 

Can we all just simmer down and take a deep breath? If Haaretz initially ran this exact same headline before it was all sorted out, does that mean that the Israeli site Haaretz is also anti-Jewish?

Think before answering that.

The irony is that I opened the hysterical email advising of this “outrage” at about 8:00 pm and when I went to the RT site, I found the article with the headline corrected, apparently due to this hysterical complaint.

And get this: at 8:05, ie, after RT had made the change to avoid offending hysterical people, the Haaretz site STILL contained the same identical headline that the “anti-Jewish” RT had initially run. In other words, RT got the headline from an Israeli site, but CAMERA reports that this is an “appalling headline,” as if RT had made it up. So a Jewish site also ran the “appalling headline,” and did not see fit to correct it (because the quotation marks made the author’s intent clear to all intelligent people), but CAMERA seems to have overlooked this. Oh well, Russophobes lead a hectic existence chasing rumors like this. We can forgive them for not noticing where RT got their headline.

The person who sent me a copy of the article was also hysterical and called RT a Jew-hating news site.

The fact is, I have been reading RT for a long time and can attest that they are not Jew haters at all. They have in the past featured a video showing Putin giving a glowing account of a trip to Israel. In fact, the latest issue of RT contains an article here https://www.rt.com/news/345640-netanyahu-moscow-visit-putin/

about Netanyahu visiting Putin. It does not condemn Netanyahu for visiting Putin. That  would be both anti-Jewish and anti-Russian, wouldn’t it? The author of that RT article seems to offer hope for a change that might lead to peace, or at least, perhaps, less hysteria.

The irony of this silliness is that now people who read the hysterical report describe above will be led to check out RT to see who is right: The “accurate” reporters at CAMERA or me. If they went to college, they will easily see that the reporting at RT is a lot more accurate in major areas than the Western press.

Pray for peace, friends. Let’s none of us be hatin’ on anyone else. God bless Israel, Russia and the USA.

Matthew 5:46.

Don Hank