RUSSIA/UKRAINE

Jul 29 04:57

False Flag? Fake Video of Alleged Pro-Russian Militia Claiming Responsibility for MH 17 Attack Was Made Before Plane Crash

"Sources close to the Novorossyia armed forces believe that MH 17 was indeed shot down by a SU jet fighter whose pilot was most likely a Polish mercenary. The fighter jet was reportedly at an altitude of 7-10 km. Earlier reports from multiple sources were saying that MH 17 was “accompanied by a pair of fighter jets.”

Jul 29 00:00

Grandstanding over MH17 punishes us more than Putin Sanctions on Russia after the downlng of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be ineffective and end up damaging the City of London

The European Union and America are about to impose new sanctions on Russia following the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with almost 300 people on board. A deal brokered by telephone was being finalised last night and will principally target the financial, defence and energy sectors.

However, as we have observed before, this exercise seems largely designed to damage the City of London, while enabling other EU countries to carry on with the essentials of their relationship with Moscow largely intact. The deal under which France is building two warships for Russia will go ahead, for instance; and while existing financial contracts are to be honoured, London’s institutions will inevitably take a bigger hit than anywhere else.

Jul 28 23:55

Russia could face tough banking sanctions within days, Downing Street says Russia could face tough new EU sanctions on banking, arms deals and technology within days, Downing Street says

Vladimir Putin could face tough new EU sanctions which will cut off financing from Russia's banks by the end of the week , the Prime Minister's official spokesman has said.

European Union ambassadors will meet in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the new sanctions, which Downing Street admitted could cause "pain" for the City of London.

The new sanctions, which have a broad consensus across the EU, are likely to target Russian financial institutions, arms deals and energy exploration technology and could be imposed within "12-48 hours".

Jul 28 21:50

Over 1,100 killed, 3,500 wounded in E.Ukraine op, civilian toll climbs daily

Five civilians have been killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk, one of the hubs of anti-Kiev resistance and a main target of the Ukrainian military. In its most recent report, the UN is raising the alarm over the growing number of civilians killed in the region by artillery fire, which has been hitting residential areas.

Jul 28 21:48

US allegations of Russia firing at Ukraine are ‘baseless’ – Russian MP

Satellite images released by the US allegedly “proving” that Russia fired rockets at Ukrainian troops across the border cannot be considered evidence, according to a Russian MP.

Jul 28 21:45

IMF warns of adverse effects of anti-Russia sanctions

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the sanctions imposed on Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine would have adverse effects on a global scale.

Jul 28 21:41

US and EU may introduce new sanctions against Russia later this week

The U.S. and the EU may introduce new restrictive measures against Russia this week over the situation in Ukraine, Tony Blinken, a deputy national security advisor told a news briefing on Monday.

Jul 28 21:19

Yatsenyuk's head too small for Ukrainian government?

I swear... a little bit of medium length blond hair on that dome and he's.....Edward Snowden! Really!

Published on Jul 25, 2014

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday announced his resignation due to the collapse of the ruling coalition in the parliament and blocking of government initiatives by the Rada.

Jul 28 20:12

Did Ukrainian Rebels Shoot Down Malaysian Jet?

Michael Rivero - Israel using trumped up reasons to invade Gaza?

Jul 28 19:41

US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

The Obama administration has accused Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile and says the U.S. is prepared for immediate high-level dialogue with Moscow over the matter.

An administration official told Fox News in a statement that the violation "is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some time now." The New York Times first reported the accusation.

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This from the same US government currently in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, to name just a few!

Jul 28 19:32

The Beginning of an End of the Trans-Atlantic Alliance

The basic structural problem is that America is no longer a viable hegemon. It’s been visibly in geopolitical decline for quite some time now and American politicians and policy makers are utterly incapable of coping with this fact. Most of them can’t even accept it let alone handle it competently by minimising American losses. So they keep on flailing about trying do the impossible which is to restore the status quo ante and repair the irreparable. American hegemony or “leadership” to use the term American politicians and policy makers prefer is over.

Jul 28 18:04

False Flag? Fake Video of Alleged Pro-Russian Militia Claiming Responsibility for MH 17 Attack Was Made Before Plane Crash

This could almost be a smoking gun of the false flag attack with respect to MH 17. Some five hours after the loss of MH 17, the Ukrainian Security Service published a recording of alleged pro-Russian military officers led by commander Bes, who is based in Gorlovka (Horlivka), allegedly confirming that they shot down the Malaysian Boeing 777.

Jul 28 16:46

'Fake': Russian Defence Min rebuffs US sat image claims

Russia’s Defense Ministry has stated that “fake” satellite images of alleged shelling of Ukraine from Russian territory were created by US counselors “with close links to Ukraine’s Security Council.”

The authenticity of the images is impossible to prove, the ministry added.

The Defense Ministry stated that the images posted by the US ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt on his Twitter account, allegedly proving the shelling of Ukraine from Russian territory, are “fake,” ITAR-TASS reports.

“These materials were posted to Twitter not by accident, as their authenticity is impossible to prove – due to the absence of the attribution to the exact area, and an extremely low resolution. Let alone using them as ‘photographic evidence’,” Igor Konashenkov, the official representative of the ministry, stated.

Jul 28 15:59

UPDATE of the Latest US Government Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts

The Russian Ministry of Defense has declared the purported satellite photos placed on Twitter by the US Ambassador in Ukraine as fakes.

I could tell that the images were fakes not only from their low resolution and absence of proper designation, but also from the unprofessional way in which the information was released.

Of course, many users of social media would have no experience and could easily fall for the hoax, which was clearly the US government’s intention.

Jul 28 15:20

Crisis in Ukraine: A Retrospective on Russia and the Dissolution of the Soviet Union

Today is St. Vladimir’s Day. The Christians in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia celebrate it as the day of Baptism. In the year of 988 Grand Duke of Kiev whose patrimony extended from the Baltic to the Black Sea accepted Christianity in its Byzantine Orthodox form. This happened after his trip to Khersones in the Crimea where he met Anna, the sister of Byzantine Emperors.

Jul 28 14:21

There Will Be Hell to Pay if the Obama and the Bankers Keep Poking the Russian Bear.

John D. Rockefeller said” Competition is a sin” To the Banking oligarchs it seems like a sin because competing currencies means they will have to have an honest monetary system just to stay in business. They could not implode economies if there were other currencies people can use to keep commerce going. The B.R.I.C.S. alliance is a threat to the monopoly on the issuance of currency when the Russian Ruble looks more appealing than the Federal Reserve Note.

Jul 28 13:58

Gen. Dempsey compares Putin to Stalin and Ukraine to the 1939 invasion of Poland

heck out what Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey had to say about our 'changing relationship' with Russia during his July 24 appearance at the Aspen Institute.

He actually found it within himself to utter, "You’ve got a Russian government that has made a conscious decision to use its military force inside another sovereign nation to achieve its objectives. It’s the first time since 1939 or so that that’s been the case."

Jul 28 13:33

MH17 jet 'downed by missile shrapnel,' says Ukraine

The Dutch team leading the investigation into flight MH17 won't be happy that a Ukrainian security official has apparently jumped the gun on the black box data results. I'm told there were Ukrainian investigators in the room at the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch in Farnborough (UK) last week when they checked that data, so it seems reasonable to assume this official knows something.

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UKRAINIAN (government)officials are "IN THE ROOM" with the black boxes!

Jul 28 13:32

NEW MH17 SENSATION: German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets.

Surface to air missile attack ruled out as calibre of cockpit bullet holes puts Ukraine pilots in the frame for MH17 murders

Jul 28 13:05

NEW MH17 SENSATION: German experts point finger at Ukrainian air-force jets.

Surface to air missile attack ruled out as calibre of cockpit bullet holes puts Ukraine pilots in the frame for MH17 murders

Jul 28 12:57

Malaysian Boeing disaster – Russia’s questions to Ukraine

Russia’s Air Transport Agency has prepared a number of questions for Ukraine seeking to clarify the situation surrounding the crash of flight MH17.

...

The following data shall be requested:

1. Video and audio recording of the air traffic control center communications.

2. Tape recordings of radio exchanges between the air traffic controller and adjacent air traffic control centers inter alia covering the entry into the Ukrainian airspace.

3. Recordings of radio exchanges and phone calls between the air traffic controllers and the military air traffic control sector or Ukraine Air Defense.

...

Jul 28 12:51

25 Recent Events in Ukraine the U.S. Wants You To Forget

Remember when our rulers told us that regimes like Saddam, Gaddafi, and Assad were the epitome of evil and must be liberated because they allegedly killed their own citizens? Probably not. Americans have short memories.

I only remind you to let you know that the U.S. and other Western governments have reversed their stance on regimes killing their own citizens. They now fully endorse and support this rule-with-an-iron-fist so long as the victims can be successfully labeled “separatists” or “terrorists”.

In fact, they want in on the action. The Pentagon began wargaming this week with the regime in Ukraine on how best to kill pesky citizens in Eastern Ukraine who oppose the U.S. Vice President’s son stealing and fracking shale gas on their land.

People who defend their land and families are called “terrorists” when imperial powers want their resources. In turn, Western rulers call violent coups “duly elected” if they pledge allegiance to the IMF.

Jul 28 12:37

Washington threatens to intervene in east Ukraine fighting

In a reckless maneuver posing the risk of direct clashes between the United States and Russia, Washington is moving to escalate the civil war in east Ukraine by directly involving US forces in the targeting of Russian-backed separatist groups.

The Pentagon and the CIA have drawn up plans for providing “real time” information on the location of missile batteries or other targets controlled by pro-Russian forces. While the White House has yet to announce a decision on the precise course of action it will follow, the plans to escalate US involvement are strongly supported by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Jul 28 12:31

Pentagon Develops Plan to Help Ukraine Attack Rebel Missiles

In addition to their plans to send “military advisers” to Ukraine, the Pentagon is said to be in the process of finalizing a plan to pick out targets for the Ukrainian military to attack, focusing on rebel missile batteries.

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The US just entered the Ukraine war.

They just hope you won't notice because of all the blood and carnage down in Gaza!

Jul 28 12:29

Ukraine Offensive Grows Around MH17 Disaster Site

Ukraine’s military appears to have entirely abandoned a promised plan to avoid fighting in the area surrounding the MH17 crash site, and is said to have attacked the town of Shakhtarsk, just 10 miles away.

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Clearly they are trying to take control of the crash site to prevent any embarrassing evidence from surfacing, just like the US Navy did off the coast of Long Island after accidentally shooting down TWA 800.

Jul 28 12:29

MH17 crash: Black boxes show plane suffered 'massive explosive decompression' following shrapnel hit

The results, given today by Ukrainian security official Andriy Lysenko, have, however, left Dutch officials stunned as they did not expect the "premature" announcement.

Mr Lysenko told a news conference that the fragments had come from a rocket blast.

His source however, is under scrutiny after the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) confirmed they did not give the information to Ukraine.

DSB spokeswoman Sara Vernooij told The Independent: "I can’t make a comment on what source Mr. Lysenko has.

"We don’t want to confirm or say anything about the information on the black boxes right now; this in the best interest of the investigation itself."

Jul 28 11:35

Ukraine's use of unguided rockets in civilian areas of Donetsk 'may be war crimes'

Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence in the war zones of Eastern Ukraine which show that Ukrainian government forces have violated the laws of war by using 'notoriously imprecise' rockets in civilian areas, destroying homes, killing and injuring non-combatants.

Unguided Grad rockets launched apparently by Ukrainian government forces and pro-government militias have killed at least 16 civilians and wounded many more in insurgent-controlled areas of Donetsk and its suburbs in at least four attacks between July 12 and 21, 2014, according to Human Rights Watch.

The use of indiscriminate rockets in populated areas violates international humanitarian law, or the laws of war, and may amount to war crimes.

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Gee, YA THINK?!?!?

What SHOULD have been resolved through honest, hard negotiations between the separatist rebels and Kiev is now, courtesy of Poroschenko and his US/EU enablers, being resolved by a bloodbath.

Every day, innocent kids, women, and the medically fragile elderly are being slaughtered and maimed for life, because Poroschenko refuses to negotiate.

The pictures of this carnage you see at WRH are NOT BEING SHOWN by the corporate presstitutes, because they do not want the public to see how horrifically barbaric this slaughter is.

Jul 28 11:10

Intl. teams find ‘no violations’ by Russia along Ukrainian border

Inspectors who came to check the state of Russian troops along the Ukrainian borders have found no violations, Russia’s Ministry of Defense said. This came as a response to the US alleging 15,000 Russian troops have amassed in the area.

“It has come to our attention that new allegations by top US officials as to the alleged amassing of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border have been voiced,” the statement by the Defense Ministry read, following allegations by the US Permanent Representative to NATO, Douglas Lute, and State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf.

“The last four months have witnessed 18 separate inspections along the Ukrainian border with the Russian Federation, all in line with the Vienna Open Skies Treaty and the Vienna agreement of 2011.”

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By now, both thinking Americans and the world expect the US government to lie,to forward its geopolitical agenda, and the corporate presstitutes to regurgitate precisely the same lies to the world.

The problem is that this government has destroyed its credibility so completely, that even if, for a a moment, they actually told the truth about anything, no one would believe them.

Jul 28 10:48

Washington’s Second Front in Information War against Russia

Having lost the propaganda battle over the doomed airliner, Washington seems intent on opening up a second front in the information war, alleging cross-border shelling by Russian forces.
But such is American arrogance and deceit, this information war runs a very real risk of inciting a full-on shooting war between world powers.

Jul 28 10:39

Ukraine. Donetsk. Kiev applies the phosphorus bombs, as US in Vietnam.Tomorrow will be the napalm?

Jul 28 10:38

Ukrainian Army Shells Southeastern City of Avdiivka, Five Killed – Militia

The Ukrainian Army shelled the city of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, with five people reported killed, a militia representative told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

According to the militia, as a result of the shelling in Avdiivka, several apartments in the local hostel were completely destroyed. The shells also hit residential buildings, damaging the gas pipe in one of the houses. The latest reports suggest, that five civilians died and more than ten were injured.

Jul 28 10:35

China Cements Eurasian Trade Routes With Great Silk Road Revival:

When it comes to the rise of Eurasia as the ascendent axis set to oppose US global hegemony, conventional wisdom focuses on the roles of China and Russia. However, the changing geopolitical landscape is certainly far more nuanced than merely the "west" versus the BRICS, and as the following infographic from SCMP shows, China has been quietly working to recreate one of the most legendary trade routes, "the Silk Road", linking Africa to the Middle East (Iraq and Iran) to India, to Indonesia and all culminating in Beijing, while at the same time the reverse leg of the route goes to Kazakhstan, Moscow and ultimately, Germany. The purpose: "to enhance political and economic ties with southeast Asia and beyond."

Jul 28 10:20

Ukrainian Military Takes Control of MH17 Crash Site as Police Team Retreats

The Ukrainian military has launched an effort to take control over the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in the eastern part of the country, the New York Times reports. The move comes shortly after the Malaysian government made a deal with pro-Russian separatists to allow an international police team access to the field, hampering continued attempts to secure the site from rebels.

Jul 28 10:09

Dutch drop Ukraine military mission plan: too dangerous says PM

The Dutch cabinet has dropped its plans to send a military mission to secure the site of the crash of Malaysia Airways flight MH17, saying it would be too dangerous.

Such a mission would mean other countries getting involved in a regional conflict, prime minister Mark Rutte told reporters, following a cabinet meeting on Sunday.

Jul 28 10:09

Ukraine civil war death toll 1,100, over 3,500 wounded - UN

Some 1,129 people have been killed and nearly 3,500 wounded in eastern Ukraine since the start of the Kiev's military operation in April, according to UN estimates.

Live updates on the Kiev's bloody campaign in the east

The report also states that these are the minimum casualty toll estimates by the UN monitoring mission and WHO.

The report says that the cause of the rising death toll is intensified artillery shelling of the civilian residential areas and the so-called “collateral damage” of the armed actions in the heavily-populated areas.

Also, 100,000 people were forcibly displaced in eastern Ukraine.

Jul 28 09:56

No BBC Video Removal Scandal After All; Evidence of Military Planes Shadowing MH17 Mounts

I found dozens of references to the removal, but to find BBC's reason for removing the video, I had to search the BBC website. It's in Russian.

Jan Leder, managing editor of Russian BBC Service explains Why Bi-bi-si Material Removed From Site.

Video Reposted

My initial reaction was that Leder's response was disingenuous.

However, the BBC has since re-posted the video.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC may have restored the video of witnesses to Kiev warplanes shadowing MH17 just before it was shot down, but they still cannot explain how they were able to report World Trade Center Building 7 collapsed 26 minutes before it actually occurred.

Jul 28 09:34

Our Troops March and Drive Into Eastern Ukraine Bearing Nazi Insignia and Mass-Death

“Azov recruits” are the Ukrainian Obama regime’s elite SS force, shown swearing their oaths, proudly holding WolfsAngel (German Nazi-insignia) flags.
Mothers in western Ukraine are interviewed, disgusted with nazi rulers sending their sons to murder people in the east.
(They know that these leaders are nazis, not only because of the insignia and slogans, but because of the massacres that started in Odessa on 2 May 2014, burning alive there hundreds of people in the Trade Unions Building, who protested there the coup-installed regime.)

Jul 28 09:31

Media Disinformation: Blaming Russia as ‘Flat Fact’

As nuclear-armed America hurtles into a completely avoidable crash with nuclear-armed Russia over Ukraine, you can now see the dangers of “information warfare” when facts give way to propaganda and the press fails to act as an impartial arbiter.

Jul 28 08:59

Justice Ministry drafts motion banning officials’ cooperation with ‘foreign agent’ NGOs

Russian Justice Ministry proposes a ban on all civil servants from participating in NGOs which have been recognized as foreign agents, and on traveling abroad at the expense of any foreign organizations.

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We need that here in the US top stop Israel from co-opting all of our government!

Jul 28 08:56

Another State Department Hoax?

As one with news and government experience, I am confident that information as important as this purports to be would not be released in this way. For several days reporters have been asking State Department press office spokeswoman Marie Harf for evidence to back her claims that Russian military is attacking Ukrainian forces. Harf has told the reporters that she cannot provide evidence. In other words, Harf's evidence is like John Kerry's evidence that he could never provide that Assad had used chemical weapons.

Jul 28 08:52

Flight MH17 - What You're Not Being Told

Who was REALLY responsible for the downing of flight MH-17? Let's take a look at the facts.

Jul 28 08:27

Multiple Reports: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Were with Malaysian Flight 17 When It Was Shot Down

Senior U.S. officials now admit that the Malaysian airlines passenger plane was likely accidentally shot down.

The Russian government claims Ukrainian fighter jets were flying very close to Malaysian Flight 17 when it was shot down.

Eyewitness interviews by BBC Russia lend weight to these allegations:

Jul 28 08:21

Europe finally set to get tough with 'erratic' Putin

With Vladimir Putin's behaviour growing increasingly unpredictable and fighting escalating in the eastern Ukraine, Europe is now poised for a step-change in the level of its economic sanctions against Moscow.

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Shame on the Telegraph for such blatant pro-war propaganda!

This situation in Ukraine was started back in January when Ukraine's elected government rejected an offer to join the EU and decided to accept a far better offer from the Russian Republics. One need only look at the economic fate of the current EU members under their privately-owned central bank to see why that was a wise decision. But both the EU and the US saw Ukraine's alignment with Russia as accelerating the rise of the Ruble, which is a threat to both the Euro and the US Dollar in international trade and banking. So covert activists were sent into Kiev to stage protests, riots, sniper attacks, and drive the elected government from power by force, as the US has done more than twenty times since the end of WW2, with Iran in 1953 and Chile in 1973 some of the better known examples. Crimea and eastern Ukraine do not want to be part of the European Union, do not want to live their lives as debt-slaves to the ECB, and voted for independence, as they have a right to do under the UN Charter, which grants all people the right to self-determination. But the US and EU don't like the idea of citizens of an overthrown government deciding they want nothing to do with that government they did not elect, and which is taking Ukraine in a direction they do not approve of, and armed the Junta in Kiev with weapons to make war on their own people.

But the plan to conquer the Ukrainian people and bring them back into the EU slave-pen has foundered. Kiev is broke. The Junta's coalition collapsed last week. This attempted overthrow of Ukraine has turned into a disaster and now the EU and US are looking to shift the blame onto Putin, who has done nothing at all during this crisis except accept Crimea's request to join the Russian Republics. The US and EU have dusted off the Iraq playbook and started to try to lie us all into yet another war, and it is worth recalling that the Telegraph worked hand in glove with the government insisting that Saddam had nuclear weapons.

Fool me once...

I am not surprised the Telegraph is not allowing comments on this article.

Jul 28 07:24

Kiev shells Ukraine Orthodox Church compound in Gorlovka

Ukrainian Orthodox Church facilities in Gorlovka, in the Donetsk region have come under artillery fire from Kiev forces. The attack caused casualties in nearby streets and damaged some church buildings, according to the Gorlovka diocesan administration.

Jul 28 04:34

US releases satellite images 'proving' Russia is firing into Ukraine

The US State Department has released satellite images via email which it says act as “evidence” that Russia is firing rockets at Ukrainian troops across the border. The images were posted on Twitter by the US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt.

The four-page emailed document, titled 'Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine,' contains four satellite images, all dating between July 21 and July 25/26.

Monochrome images taken by civilian satellites are said to be indicating fire from multiple rocket launchers “on the Russian side of the border” and “artillery strikes within Ukraine.”

The slides were prepared by the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and came supplied with a short description. Thus, a slide dated July 25/26 shows what US officials claim to be “ground scarring at a multiple rocket launch site on the Russian side of the border oriented in the direction of Ukrainian military units within Ukraine.”

Jul 28 04:20

Blaming Russia as ‘Flat Fact’

The idea of doing an investigation first and drawing conclusions second is a concept that, apparently, neither the U.S. government nor the New York Times accepts. They would prefer to start with the conclusion and then make a serious investigation irrelevant, one more casualty of information warfare.

As nuclear-armed America hurtles into a completely avoidable crash with nuclear-armed Russia over Ukraine, you can now see the dangers of “information warfare” when facts give way to propaganda and the press fails to act as an impartial arbiter.

Jul 28 01:29

Washington’s Second Front in Information War against Russia

Having lost the propaganda battle over the doomed airliner, Washington seems intent on opening up a second front in the information war, alleging cross-border shelling by Russian forces.But such is American arrogance and deceit, this information war runs a very real risk of inciting a full-on shooting war between world powers.

Meanwhile, the Russian military command has furnished European Union officials in Brussels with a dossier of its own evidence, based on satellite, radar and air traffic control communications that tend to show a completely different set of circumstances over the downing of the airliner. Russia’s information, which is verifiable unlike Washington’s with-held «secret intelligence», strongly suggests that Malaysia Airlines MH17 was taken down by Western-backed Ukrainian military forces under the command of the Kiev regime.

Jul 27 21:57

Obama's Ukrainian Ploy Collapses - Ukraine Now Seeks Direct U.S. Bailout

The Ukrainian leadership has resigned, because of their unwillingness to impose the IMF's terms, which would impoverish the population within months. That impoverishment would be extracted from the Ukrainian public in order to repay the IMF's loans, which had been skimmed off by Ukraine's oligarch billionaires into secret bank accounts in Switzerland and other tax-havens.

Jul 27 21:52

The World Is Doomed By Western Insouciance — Paul Craig Roberts

European governments and the Western media have put the world at risk by enabling Washington’s propaganda and aggression against Russia.

Jul 27 21:49

Two children amongst dead as Kiev troops shell Gorlovka in East Ukraine

At least 13 civilians and likely dozens more have been killed by continuing artillery barrages, as government troops close in on militia positions around the city of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine.

Jul 27 21:42

MH17 black box data tells of explosion

As the clean-up of the wreckage site continues in Grabovo, Ukraine, European officials have described the finding as “massive explosive decompression”, CBS News reports.

Jul 27 19:28

On the parlous state of the (Canadian) prime ministerial belfry: batty, or what?

I don't know about you, but I always took a certain comfort in the notion Harper was a cynical master of manipulation, a politician for whom no wedge was too harmful or divisive to be shunned. This is bad, of course, and both immoral and dangerous, but it contains the comforting kernel of thought that no one as bright as Harper is could actually fail to see the glaring contradictions in the stuff he says. This always offered the faint hope he didn't actually believe everything he was saying, and therefore might be philosophical if voters indicated they disagreed.

Naturally one hoped his petulant and furious reaction to the complicated situation unfolding in Ukraine reflected only the availability of another potential wedge issue here in Canada. That is, a chance to capture the Ukrainian-Canadian vote. Perhaps, one hoped, it didn't reveal his actual thoughts on the unstable and dangerous crisis in which there are plenty of nasty players and victims on all sides.

However, after reading Harper's little magnum opus about how Putin is all bad, and the current Ukrainian government -- neo-Nazi enforcers, foreign fascist mercenaries, the illegal coup that brought it to power and everything else -- is nothing but good, I'm not so sure.

Jul 27 15:26

Ukrainian army fired missiles at Gorlovka. Killed women and children

Jul 27 13:25

Allegations that Kiev regime is planning large scale false-flag attacks to be blamed on Russia

If you don't see English subtitles, watch the video on Youtube and turn on English captioning with the icon in the bottom right of video

Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov
#1 - Warning from Anton Guryanov

Comrades, Friends, Brother and Sisters,

I, Anton Guryanov, speaking on behalf of the Resistance Forces that I have the honour to represent, will now make an official address. The text of the address is in front of me, and, in order to make no mistakes, I will refer to it, from time to time.

According to our information, the Nazis of the Kiev Junta are planning to conduct a major terrorist act in the next several days. Or a series of terrorist acts. On the territory of Ukraine.

Jul 27 11:37

Libya’s Destruction a Warning to Egypt, Syria, and Ukraine

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

RT’s article, “90% of aircraft destroyed at Tripoli airport, Libya may seek international assistance,” reported that:

"Libya is considering a deployment of international force to re-establish security amid a flare-up of violence in Tripoli which saw dozens of rockets destroy most of the civilian aircraft fleet at its international airport."

"'The government is looking into the possibility of making an appeal for international forces on the ground to re-establish security and help the government impose its authority,' a government spokesman, Ahmed Lamine said in a statement.'"

Jul 27 11:29

Russia sues McDonald’s over ‘too many calories’

Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company’s now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.

Jul 27 10:05

FLASHBACK JANUARY - Abbas, Medvedev negotiating $1b. Gaza gas deal

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has embarked on a four-day visit to Moscow to secure a $1 billion deal with Russia to develop a natural gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

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"That is MY gas! God gave it to ME! You are not allowed to sell it. I sell it. Me! Do you understand? Oh, look, three dead teenagers. WE CAN ATTACK GAZA!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 27 09:05

BBC Russia accidentally aired a truthful report about HM17


BBC Russia accidentally aired a truthful report about the HM17 crash, they have since deleted it. The problem with the report was that local people told they they had seen two fighter jets with the Malaysian Airline Boeing 777 MH17 and that it was one of these fighter jets that shot the HM17 down. Before they deleted it it was saved by watchful internet users and have now been uploaded many times to internet. Just like they did with the video were they claimed that the Salomon building (WTC7) had collapsed 20 minutes before it actually happened. That video have also been deleted from BBC's archives.

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BBC Russia's coverage of Malaysian Flight 17 found numerous witnesses saying that the 777 was shot down by Kiev warplanes seen following the passenger jet (tracked on Russian radar and according to "Carlos", the Spanish air traffic controller, seen on ATC radar as well).

BBC has now "orwellized" this report, much as they did the raw footage showing the BBC report on the collapse of WTC Building 7, twenty six minutes before it actually happened!


Jul 27 08:52

The Propaganda and Politics of MH17

Eric Draitser
Activist Post

The downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 (MH17) is a tragedy that will be remembered for years to come. However, the way in which the West has distorted the facts about what happened is no mere accident. Rather, it is a clear attempt by Washington and its allies and proxies to capitalize on the incident, using it as a weapon in their continued belligerent and aggressive policies toward Russia.

Jul 27 08:35

From Boeing to banking: how Russian sanctions will hit western business

Tightening the economic screws will hurt Russia's economy, but the consequences will also be felt by western companies – and not just the usual suspects of energy and arms companies that have made high-profile deals with the Kremlin. Germany, for example, has 6,000 companies doing business in Russia, mostly small and medium-sized enterprises. But large conglomerates will be the bellwethers, showing how serious the consequences will be.

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At a time when both the US and EU economies are already fragile, the promoters of war against the Ruble (and the Yuan) are willing to inflict even more hardship and suffering on their own people.

Who is the real enemy?

It isn't Russia and it isn't China.

The common enemy of all mankind are private central banks issuing all of the public currency as a loan at interest, a system that by design leads to massive debt, enslavement, and world wars.

Jul 27 08:17

Russia Media Allege Flight MH17 Shot Down by Ukraine Missile Unit. Political Disarray Following Collapse of Kiev Government

Two SU-25 fighter jets from the airbase of the 229th Brigade of the Kulbakino tactical force in Nikolayev reportedly served as control targets. One of these aircraft had been recorded near Sarostschenskoje by a Buk anti-aircraft missile system.

“The tragic accident could have led to the flight route of the Malaysian Boeing and the SU-25, which were at different altitudes, crossing and appearing on the radar display as one large point, which was fatal for the civilian plane, because the targeting system would automatically choose the larger target,” the source told Ria Novosti.

A rocket launch was reportedly not scheduled. Why a rocket was nevertheless fired, the source could not explain. “This is the question facing Ukrainian Security Service staff, who picked up the battery commander and crew at about half past nine in the evening,” he said.

Jul 27 05:40

CrossTalk: MH17 Spin

Washington has a mountain of evidence but isn’t disclosing it. What is Washington hiding?

Will the investigation show something the West doesn’t want to see? And do we hear a drumbeat of war?

CrossTalking with Vladimir Suchan, Eric Kraus and Eric Draitser.

Eric Draitser Rocks!

Jul 26 15:26

Does Russia (And Humanity) Have A Future? — Paul Craig Roberts

The Russian government and Europe need to look beyond Washington’s propaganda, because the reality is much worse.

NATO commander General Breedlove and Senate bill 2277 clearly indicate that Washington is organizing itself and Europe for war against Russia.

The US Senate’s Russian Aggression Prevention Act, about which I reported in my previous column, does even more mischief than I reported.If the bill passes, which it likely will, Washington becomes empowered to bypass NATO and to grant the status of “allied nation” to Ukraine independently of NATO membership. By so doing, Washington can send troops to Ukraine and thereby commit NATO to a war with Russia.

Jul 26 12:53

Why Does Anyone Believe the State Department … After Being Caught In Repeated Lies?

U.S. security and intelligence agencies have repeatedly been caught lying about matters of war and peace.

After being caught in one lie, the State Department doesn’t apologize … it just launches a new lie.

While they would have you believe that their old lies are irrelevant because they’re “ancient history”, this is still continuing to today.

In the last year, for example, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf has been busted again and again for lying.

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Jul 26 12:28

Russian Defense Min on MH17: Most US evidence based on social media posts

Jul 26 11:08

'Phosphorus' reports: Ukraine military 'dropped incendiary bombs' on Slavyansk

Jul 26 10:58

US Military Dusts Off Decades-Old 'Readiness' Plans for Russia

As American officials fire off diplomatic salvos at Russia in response to that nation’s purported actual artillery salvos into Ukraine, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said recently that among other actions, the U.S. military is dusting off decades-old plans, just in case.

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Jul 26 10:49

Barack Obama banned from entering Chechnya • Chechen president cites US and EU 'state terrorism'

Although Russia has not responded to US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there is one part of the country he is now barred from entering: Chechnya.

On Saturday Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of the small Russian republic that has been the scene of two devastating separatist wars in the past 20 years, said he was placing Obama on a list of people banned from visiting.

The list also includes European Union figures José Manuel Barroso, Herbert van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton.

Kadyrov, wrote on his Instagram account that the ban was in response to US and EU actions in Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, which he called "state terrorism”.

On Saturday, the Russian foreign ministry released a strongly worded statement blaming the US, in part, for the Ukraine crisis.

Jul 26 10:44

Intelligence Insider on Ukraine: The Other Road to World War III

Readers who followed my many reports exposing the truth about the September 11, 2012 attack of the CIA compound in Benghazi that killed four Americans have witnessed the painfully slow process of that truth gradually evolving into the mainstream, validating my information and source. From beginning to end, the West, and particularly Americans, were lied to about nearly every aspect of our involvement in Libya, Syria and the entirety of the “Arab Spring” in the Middle East. These lies were deliberately advanced by a captured corporate media adherent to the same ideological bias as the Renegade-in-Chief and his staff of co-conspirators, combined with colluding pseudo-Conservative Republicans in Congress and their sycophants in the media to keep the truth from the American public. - See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/intelligence-insider-on-ukraine-the-oth...

Jul 26 10:33

Bloomberg Lies as Ukrainian Rebels Allegedly Down 2 Warplanes

In Bloomberg's article, "Two Ukrainian Jets Shot Down, Three Dangerous Explanations," it claims two Ukrainian SU-25 ground attack warplanes were shot down by rebels over Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, stating:

Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman told reporters in Kiev that two of its Sukhoi SU-25 fighter jets were shot down while flying at 5,200 meters (17,000 feet) over the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. The pilots ejected, and their whereabouts are unknown.

At 17,000 feet, the planes would have been outside the range of the shoulder-fired missiles that the rebels contend are their only air-defense weapons. The planes would, however, be in range of a surface-to-air missile such as the Buk, which is suspected to have been used to shoot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 on July 17.

Jul 26 10:12

Gen. Dempsey: We're Pulling Out Our Cold War Military Plans over Ukraine

Hours after the U.S. State Department on Thursday claimed (though failed to describe) new evidence that Russia's military was both increasing the flow of arms to rebel fighters in eastern Ukraine and firing artillery at Ukrainian Army positions across its border, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey elevated the rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin and directly invoked the idea that a new Cold War-like posture is now being taken by the U.S. military.

Speaking from the Aspen Security Forum, a defense industry conference in Colorado, Dempsey said Pentagon planners are now looking at military options “we haven’t had to look at for 20 years" and warned that Putin—whom he characterized as escalating the crisis inside Ukraine—“may actually light a fire” he cannot control. And not just in Ukraine or eastern Europe, Dempsey said, but globally.

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Memo to Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey: sir, forgive me, but in the eyes of history, this is going to prove to be your "yellowcake uranium moment", as when Colin Powell addressed the UN with the accusation that Saddam Hussein was creating weapons of mass destruction.

And since that moment, sir, I have never, ever been able to take anything this government says, no matter which political party is in charge, seriously. In fact, the US government, at this point in its history (dare we say, devolution?!?) is simply a collection of individuals who take the money of large corporations which fund election cycles, and keep them happy. We the People?!? Completely expendable and useless, thank you very much.

And I am sure that the military industrial complex is salivating over these statements, and looking for large amounts of cash to flow to them.

Yes, I know the agenda here; to prevent the rise of the ruble and the yuan against a failing US dollar, even if it takes another horrific world war to make that happen. Many countries already have direct monetary exchange with Russia and China, already bypassing the dollar completely.

But General, I would like to politely remind you that the US doesn't have the money, the troop strength, and God knows, not the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war against Russia and/or China, and this is what makes a military strike option so scarily dangerous.

So sir, I would strongly caution you, and those around you, to be very, very careful about what you wish for: the unintended consequences of a nuclear war could be both catastrophic...and irreversible.

Jul 26 10:04

Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War

Despite the conclusion by US intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding the World toward war.

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Jul 26 07:36

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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I am reposting Claire's video for three reasons. First, this is a message that needs to get out to the world about how everyone loses in war except the bankers.

Second, the new readers coming in from my return to GCN might wish to hear the whole song (which is heard briefly in the bump music) and see the video

Third, the latest revelations from Edward Snowden include confirmation that the NSA "tinkers" with view counts on YouTube videos to keep videos contrary to the war agenda from going viral.

Fuckers!

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Jul 25 20:15

U.S. ‘News’ Media Propagandize for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse 
RINF Alternative News

Typical is TIME Magazine, which headlined on 24 July 2014, "In Russia, Crime Without Punishment.”

Jul 25 17:58

De-Dollarization Spreads: Swiss & Chinese Central Banks Enter Swap Agreement

The Swiss National Bank and the People’s Bank of China reached a currency swap agreement this week. While this is not a huge trend changer in the near-term, it demonstrates that our forecast for China to become the largest economy and to be the next financial capital of the world when Europe and the USA blow themselves apart with defaulting socialism is on track.

Jul 25 16:59

Samantha Power And The Age Of Genocide; Rwanda 1994 vs Gaza 2014

America has once again exercised its political clout in favor of the perpetrators of crimes against humanity; its voice the lone one to vote against a call to investigation by UN Human Rights Council into the Israeli offensive’s violations of international laws. Power and her bosses give their full support to Israel’s continued crimes against humanity and genocide.

Twenty years after Rwanda, the Genocide in Gaza is ignored. Samantha Power has either lost all memory, or she has lost all humanity –but without a doubt, she is completely void of integrity, and complicit in the crimes against Palestinians.

Two decades later, again, prior to November elections, the US is careful to avoid the “G” word. As Israeli law makers call for genocide and indiscriminate killing of Palestinians under siege

Jul 25 15:55

Civilian cost of Ukraine war: hundreds dead, thousands flee

Another dissenting town in Eastern Ukraine has fallen to government forces as the noose tightens around the capitals of two self-proclaimed republics. Roman Kosarev reports on the high cost to civilians.

Jul 25 15:51

Ukrainian army helps installing shale gas production equipment near Slavyansk

Ukrainian troopers help installing shale gas production equipment near the east Ukrainian town of Slavyansk, which they bombed and shelled for the three preceding months, the Novorossiya news agency reports on its website citing local residents.

Jul 25 15:50

Russian rural residents evacuated from their village after shelling by Ukraine

Only ten residents stayed in the village of Primiusskoye in Kuibyshevo district of Russia’s southern Rostov region after more than 20 shells had exploded there.

Jul 25 15:45

Just when you think the propaganda cannot sink any lower...

Outrage has been expressed in Russia and Ukraine over a young woman who allegedly boasted on her social media site about using looted mascara from the Malaysian air crash site.

Identified as Ekaterina Parkhomenko from Torez, close to where the Boeing 777 hit the ground after being shot out of the sky, she posted a picture of a blue mascara bottle, say reports.

Her Instagram account then carried two selfies taken with an iPhone which were said to show her after she had applied the Catrice mascara.

Jul 25 15:27

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed “False Flag”

Until this past Monday, the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17th, 2014, was a potential game changer for global geopolitics and the New Cold War. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the Kremlin…

Jul 25 14:51

'Because I work for RT': Graham Phillips deported from Ukraine

Graham Phillips, an RT contributor covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine, has been deported to the UK, following his arrest at Donetsk airport on Tuesday night.

Jul 25 14:48

Kiev says Ukraine not intending to extradite Yarosh to Russia

The Ukrainian authorities do not intend to extradite to Russia Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh, against whom criminal cases are opened in Russia and whom Interpol has placed on the most wanted list, the Ukrainian interior minister's advisor Anton Gerashchenko said.

Jul 25 14:43

Ukrainian Air Defense Exercises Might be Behind Malaysian Aircraft Crash – Source

A system mix up during a Ukrainian air defense units’ rocket launch exercise could be the cause of the Malaysia Airlines crash in southeast Ukraine, a source from one of the Ukrainian defense departments told RIA Novosti.

“On July 17 the commanding officer of 156th Anti-Aircraft Regiment was instructed to conduct a training exercise of ground troops stationed near Donetsk, which involved deploying the troops, and carrying out a routine tracking and destroying of targets with the Buk-M1 missile,” the source said.

The source added that the actual launch of the rockets was not intended.

Jul 25 14:09

Poroshenko: Ukraine to demand DPR, LPR be declared terrorist organizations

Ukraine will demand at an EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Tuesday that the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) be recognized as terrorist organizations, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.

A little advice for Porkyshenko. Don't push your BS too far. You started off with little credibility and you are losing what little you have each passing day.

Jul 25 13:58

Russian Investigators Come Under Targeted Fire from Ukraine

A team of investigators from Russia’s Investigative Committee on Friday came under targeted mortar fire from the Ukrainian side of the border, the committee’s spokesman said.

Jul 25 13:57

45 Ukrainian shells hit south Russian village

About 45 Ukrainian shells hit a village in the Rostov Region, southern Russia, damaging houses and electric wires, a spokesman for the border guard service said on Friday.

Jul 25 13:02

RT contributor Graham Phillips deported from Ukraine, banned for 3 years

Graham Phillips, an RT contributor covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine, has been deported to the UK, following his arrest at Donetsk airport on Tuesday night.

Jul 25 12:53

The Catastrophe of #MH17: #BBC in the Search of the “#BUK” – The Video Report Deleted by @BBC

The original BBC Video Report was published by BBC Russian Service on July 23, 2014. Why did BBC delete this report by Olga Ivshina? Is it because the BBC team was unable to find any evidence that a rocket was launched in the area that the Ukrainian Security Service (“SBU”) alleges to be the place from which the Novorossiya Militia launched a “BUK” missile?

Or is it because every eyewitness interviewed by the BBC team specifically indicated the presence of Ukrainian military aircraft right beside the Malaysian Airlines Boeing MH17 at the time that it was shot down?

Or is it because of eyewitness accounts (like the one posted following the transcript of the BBC report) confirming that the Ukrainian air force regularly used civilian aircraft flying over Novorossiya as human shields to protect its military aircraft conducting strikes against civilian population from the Militia’s anti-aircraft units?

Jul 25 12:24

BEX ALERT - Russian special services planning to kill eastern Ukraine separatists' leaders - interior minister's adviser

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has information that the Russian special services are planning to kill the leaders of militants as unwanted witnesses, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister, Zorian Shkiriak, has said.

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This doesn't even make any sense! They must be in a total panic in Kiev!

Jul 25 12:23

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False Flag

Until this past Monday, the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17th, 2014, was a potential game changer for global geopolitics and the New Cold War. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the Kremlin…

In this report, we will lay out the facts based on a wide breadth of available information and data surrounding MH17. We will also present and give critique to Washington and Kiev’s “mountain of evidence” that has saturated US and European-based media coverage since the incident took place. 21WIRE has compiled this report with the help of many contributors and references from English-speaking media, as well as material translated from Russian and Ukrainian media sources, along with other historical references to provide context. Our objective is to get as close to the truth as possible. Although many revelations will appear to be self-evident, we still encourage the public to draw their own conclusions regarding this pivotal event.

Jul 25 10:54

MORE WAR BEX - Putin ups stakes in Ukraine, to ship more sophisticated weaponry to separatists

The Pentagon says it has intelligence indicating Russia is poised to deliver sophisticated multiple-launch rocket systems to its Ukraine-based supporters — a transaction that could happen Friday.

Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said Friday that Russia has so far delivered to Ukraine tanks, artillery and rocket systems.

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"Along with some of Saddam's nuclear weapons!"

Note that this article does not say Russia has sent any such weapons, only that the Pentagon claims they know Russia will.

But look at this from Russia's point of view. Any overt military move by them opens the door t the war the US wants to protect the weakening US dollar's role as the global banking and trade currency against the rising Ruble (and the Rising Yuan, which is why war with China is being planned as well).

The Junta in Kiev has collapsed. Poroshenko is out of money to supply his troops, let alone pay them. Putin knows that the only way Poroshenko can save himself and the Junta is to get the US directly involved, which is why Putin won;t make a move (and why we are seeing this flood of easily discredited propaganda screaming "The Russians are coming" all over the corporate media).

All Putin has to do is sit and do nothing and the Kiev Junta will crumble.



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Jul 25 10:43

Mossad Mercenaries Believed Responsible for Ukraine Massacre

In mid-June, a battle raged for the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine. A new militia force launched an offensive against about 250 Russian militiamen loyal to the Donetsk People’s Republic, which had seized the city from the Ukrainian government. The battle focused on a police station held by the separatists in which both armed militants and unarmed civilians had gathered to demand reunion with Russia. The conflict ended cruelly, as the station was burned to the ground with scores of women and children inside. Those fleeing the inferno were machine-gunned.

The massacre was the work of the Dnipro Battalion, a new force of mostly foreign mercenaries drawn from Zionist-backed terrorists around the world and financed by Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi, a Jewish billionaire and banker.

Jul 25 10:00

In the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine there is a version that Boeing was shot down during an exercise

On the day of the disaster Malaysian airliner in Ukraine Ukrainian air defense units of the armed forces conducted training on working with the removal of the lock system of launching missiles, an emergency situation during it could be the cause of the tragedy with Boeing, told RIA Novosti source in one of law enforcement agencies in Ukraine.

Jul 25 10:00

London’s Russian billionaires are “at risk” of sanctions, David Cameron warns

David Cameron has warned Russian billionaires who live or own assets in London that they could be “at risk” of sanctions if they have close links to Vladmir Putin.

The Prime Minister said he was “very clear” that if rich Russians living in Britain were shown to be “Putin cronies” they would be in danger of sanctions.

Jul 25 09:30

BEX ALERT - Shelling Ukraine with GRAD from Russia! Village Gukovo, Rostov Oblast.

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Boy, the warhawks are not going to quit. Here we have a video with an added voice over which the corporate media is claiming proves Russia is firing into Ukraine with rockets. But of course the video itself does not show who is launching the rockets or where they are located, but it DOES show the direction the video was taken from looking at the gradient in the sky, which clearly shows the video is looking southwest at the launcher, which means the rockets are flying to the EAST! The GRAD is an unguided missile, fired in volleys over a wide area, similar to the American MLRS. Ukraine has been importing the GRAD from Russia (like the BUK) which means even if this was confirmed as a GRAD launcher, that does not mean that it is not KIEV using it. After all, with a maximum range of 35 Kilometers, GRAD's fired from Russia can only reach into the independent Republics, and why would Putin do that?

Jul 25 09:28

Bloomberg Lies as Ukrainian Rebels Allegedly Down 2 Warplanes

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

In Bloomberg's article, "Two Ukrainian Jets Shot Down, Three Dangerous Explanations," it claims two Ukrainian SU-25 ground attack warplanes were shot down by rebels over Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, stating:

"Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman told reporters in Kiev that two of its Sukhoi SU-25 fighter jets were shot down while flying at 5,200 meters (17,000 feet) over the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. The pilots ejected, and their whereabouts are unknown."

"At 17,000 feet, the planes would have been outside the range of the shoulder-fired missiles that the rebels contend are their only air-defense weapons. The planes would, however, be in range of a surface-to-air missile such as the Buk, which is suspected to have been used to shoot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 on July 17."

Bloomberg's "three dangerous explanations" are patently false...

Jul 25 09:09

U.S. Military Chief Compares Putin’s Ukraine Move to Stalin’s Invasion of Poland

Today the U.S. government claimed the Russian military is firing artillery into Ukraine and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs said it reminds him of Russia’s invasion of Poland in 1939.

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Jul 25 08:50

Obama’s Ukrainian Ploy Collapses; Ukraine Now Seeks Direct U.S. Bailout

The Ukrainian leadership has resigned, because of their unwillingness to impose the IMF’s terms, which would impoverish the population within months. That impoverishment would be extracted from the Ukrainian public in order to repay the IMF’s loans, which had been skimmed off by Ukraine’s oligarch billionaires into secret bank accounts in Switzerland and other tax-havens.

Jul 25 08:22

United States Crafting Legislation to Incite World War III

Republican Senator and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, is the most recent inciter of a global war, as he is the main sponsor of the Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014.

The piece of legislation, which has already been seen in congressional committee, intends to effectively declare war on Russia by imposing even more draconian sanctions on Russian businesses, and individuals, maintaining American troops in European countries, increasing the presence of American troops and military equipment in countries that support NATO’s actions against Russia, including former Soviet republics, forcing Ukraine to become a member of NATO so the United States can station troops and armament on the Russian-Ukrainian border and cancel any nuclear disarmament treaties signed between the United States and Russia, among other things.

Jul 25 07:27

VIRTUAL 9-11: Will the US & Israel Hack The US Banking System Computers and Falsely Blame It On Iran (or Syria or Russia or China)?

So what it looks like is being planned, and pre-sold to the American people with all these stories about celebrities' personal information being hacked and made public (an activity that produces no profit for the hackers other than news headlines), and the "Syrian" (nudge nudge wink wink) hack of the AP Twitter feed that shocked the US stock market, is that the US Government will itself take down the US financial computers, and blame it on Iran /Russia/ China/Al Qaeda/Syria/Arabs and others to be named as convenient. This gets Wall Street and Washington DC off the hook, because now the financial melt-down is an act of war, rather than the result of decades of Wall Street crime and corruption and the predations of Private Central Banks. US banks have already been hit with cyber attacks, to set the stage.

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Reposted in light of yesterday's Drudge Report story that "Al Qaeda" is about to launch a cyber-terror attack on the US.

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Jul 25 07:00

Australian deployment to Ukraine imminent

The federal government is close to finalising an agreement with the Ukrainian government to deploy federal police officers to the MH17 crash site.

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What Ukrainian government? It fell apart yesterday!

Jul 25 06:52

Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War

Despite the conclusion by US intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding it toward war.

Twenty-two US senators have introduced into the 113th Congress, Second Session, a bill, S.2277, “To prevent further Russian aggression toward Ukraine and other sovereign states in Europe and Eurasia, and for other purposes.” https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/s2277/BILLS-113s2277is.pdf The bill is before the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Note that prior to any evidence of any Russian aggression, there are already 22 senators lined up in behalf of preventing further Russian aggression.

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If they pass that bill, let's grab every congresscritter who voted for it, toss them on a plane, and fly them to Moscow ... one-way.

Jul 25 06:42

Debt Rattle Jul 24 2014: Ukraine: What To Do When Growth Is Gone

“The fact that the coalition has fallen apart, that laws haven’t been voted on, that soldiers can’t be paid, that there is no money to buy rifles, that there is no possibility to fill gas storages. What options do we have now?” This is, as per Bloomberg, what US handpicked handpuppet and – now former – Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk told the Kiev parliament earlier today during a speech in which he announced the resignation of his “government”. Several of his coalition partners, including right wing Svoboda, had left the government not long before.

This raises a ton of poignant questions. The first one that came to my mind was: “in whose name are the women and children of Lugansk and Donetsk going to be killed now”? It can’t be in the Kiev government’s name anymore.

Jul 25 06:39

The Catastrophe of #MH17: #BBC in the Search of the “#BUK” – The Video Report Deleted by @BBC

The original BBC Video Report was published by BBC Russian Service on July 23, 2014. Why did BBC delete this report by Olga Ivshina? Is it because the BBC team was unable to find any evidence that a rocket was launched in the area that the Ukrainian Security Service (“SBU”) alleges to be the place from which the Novorossiya Militia launched a “BUK” missile?

Or is it because every eyewitness interviewed by the BBC team specifically indicated the presence of Ukrainian military aircraft right beside the Malaysian Airlines Boeing MH17 at the time that it was shot down?

Or is it because of eyewitness accounts (like the one posted following the transcript of the BBC report) confirming that the Ukrainian air force regularly used civilian aircraft flying over Novorossiya as human shields to protect its military aircraft conducting strikes against civilian population from the Militia’s anti-aircraft units?

Jul 25 06:13

Conscripted Soldiers of West Ukraine Refuse to Fight against Donbass Rebels

Mass Protests By Families of Men Drafted into the Ukrainian Army

Jul 25 05:46

Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation in the Rada (Parliament) and that of the entire Cabinet on Thursday, July 24. This decision was taken following the withdrawal of two parties from the coalition government and the non-adoption of two important pieces of legislation, which had been demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jul 25 04:05

To mock President Putin’s pride and test his paranoia is folly The downing of flight MH17 was clearly an accident. This tragedy should not be used as an excuse to punish Russia.

Why does foreign policy default to stupid? From the moment that we heard of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine it was clearly an accident. Whoever’s finger was on the trigger, the tragedy cannot have been meant. This was not another 9/11. It was cock-up, not conspiracy.

Yet foreign policy craves conspiracy. Vladimir Putin blamed the Ukrainian government. Ukraine blamed the pro-Russian rebels. America’s UN ambassador, Samantha Power, “cannot rule out” Moscow’s responsibility. London howled blue murder all round. There had been blood. There had to be blame.

Jul 24 23:03

US Intelligence: No Evidence Russia Did It — Paul Craig Roberts

After days of placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted US intelligence officials to tell reporters that there is no evidence of the Russian government’s involvement.

Jul 24 22:55

Senior Russian lawmaker: By resigning, Yatsenyuk tries to shirk responsibility for crimes

By announcing his resignation Ukraine’s parliament-appointed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is trying to avoid responsibility for crimes his government has committed against its own people, a Russian lawmaker said on Thursday.

Jul 24 22:14

CNN's Chris Cuomo to the Woodshed MH17


Also Gaza udates and site updates

Jul 24 21:53

Russia posts satellite video of moment the Ukrainian BUK-M1 is lunched

Jul 24 20:55

Israel and US Hit Self-Destruct

Traditional U.S. policies – backing Israel whatever it does and assuming the dollar will remain king – are facing new challenges as Israel shocks the global conscience with its war on Gaza and emerging economic powers consider a new reserve currency, notes Danny Schechter.

Jul 24 18:34

US Invents Reports of Russia Attacking Ukraine Bases

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf introduced the story to the press at today’s briefing, claiming that the US has secret evidence from “human intelligence information” that the attacks are taking place. The Pentagon concurred, saying such attacks have been going on “for several days.”

During the past several days, there has not been a single report out of Ukraine of an artillery strike against any of their military bases, anywhere in the country. The last such incident was two weeks ago, when rebels fired a BM-21 grad at a military base.

And this is Ukraine we’re talking about, which comes up with its own dubious stories of Russian attacks on a near daily basis. If Russia was carried out concerted shelling against Ukrainian military targets, Ukraine would be harping on about it constantly. They aren’t even alleging anything close to that is happening.

Jul 24 16:04

Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War — Paul Craig Roberts

Despite the conclusion by US intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding it toward war.

Twenty-two US senators have introduced into the 113th Congress, Second Session, a bill, S.2277, “To prevent further Russian aggression toward Ukraine and other sovereign states in Europe and Eurasia, and for other purposes.” https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/s2277/BILLS-113s2277is.pdf The bill is before the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Note that prior to any evidence of any Russian aggression, there are already 22 senators lined up in behalf of preventing further Russian aggression.

Jul 24 15:55

% of gas supplied by Russia:

Jul 24 14:56

Ukraine sends another wounded soldier to Russia for medical treatment

Ukraine has asked Russia to admit another wounded Ukrainian soldier to a Russian hospital, spokesman for Russia’s regional Border Guard Service branch Vasily Malayev said on Thursday.

Jul 24 14:53

Luhansk hopes direct gas supplies for Russia will be in place for the coming winter

Self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic leaders hope for direct gas supplies from Russia in the coming heating season, premier Marat Bashirov said on Thursday.

Jul 24 14:17

US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine

“Nearly 300 innocent lives were taken—men, women, children, infants—who had nothing to do with the crisis in Ukraine. Their deaths are an outrage of unspeakable proportions.” – President Barack Obama on the plane crash in Ukraine.

“War is tough, and I said that publicly and I’ll say it again. We defend Israel’s right to do what it is doing …” – Secretary of State John Kerry, asked about slaughter of several hundred civilians in Gaza.

Jul 24 13:51

Over 600 Ukrainian refugees find shelter in Russian families

Employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have offered help for over 600 Ukrainian refugees, the ministry’s spokesman, Alexander Drobyshevsky, said on Thursday.

Jul 24 13:47

Ukraine introduces legislation banning Communist Party from Parliament

The faction of the Ukrainian Communist Party in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) will be disbanded on Thursday, parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov said at a plenary meeting on Wednesday.

Jul 24 13:43

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Announces Resignation

The rats are always the first to leave a sinking ship.

Jul 24 11:25

Attacks continue on Ukraine from Russian territory

Russian military aggression towards Ukraine has persisted unabated since Kremlin-backed guerillas shot down a commercial airliner on July 17, killing all 298 people on board, including more than 80 children.

While the tragic event has all but deprived Russia of plausible deniability over its involvement in the eastern Ukraine war that has claimed at least 825 civilian and military lives, Russia has with regularity been shelling Ukrainian positions from its side of the border, according to Kyiv authorities.

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... most of whom just quit!

CNN is headlining that the US has "proof" Russia is shelling Ukraine. Okay, why would Russia do something that stupid? And shells fired from Russia can only reach into the Independent Republics, which means Kiev is claiming Russia is shelling the separatists. Now, Kiev has been trying to provoke Russia for weeks with cross-border shellings and that stunt with the APC and Putin has refused to bite, so apparently the latest plan is to claim Russia is attacking and launch the war to end the threat of the Ruble to the US dollar.



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Jul 24 11:12

Obama administration sending military advisers to Ukraine within weeks

The United States is reportedly preparing to send a team of military advisers into Ukraine to assist with revamping forces there in the midst of the ongoing crisis between government-loyal troops and an anti-Kiev militia.

On Tuesday this week, the Washington Times reported that a spokesperson for the US Department of Defense confirmed plans to put Pentagon advisers in Ukraine.

“Within the next few weeks, a group of Defense Department representatives who specialize in strategy and policy will head to Kiev to evaluate specific programs that the United States may want to help bolster,” reporter Maggie Ybarra wrote for the Times.

The newspaper says that Army Col. Steve Warren, a spokesperson for the Pentagon, told the Times that the objective of sending DoD advisers overseas is to “shape and establish an enduring program for future US efforts to support the Ukrainian military through subject-matter expert teams and long-term advisers.”

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Oh, REALLY, now that the Ukrainian parliament has just resigned, en masse?!?!?

I would strongly suggest that the Administration's timing...bites mightily here!

Jul 24 10:46

Cameron claims export licenses allowing UK arms sales to Russia don’t breach embargo

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain has not breached an embargo by selling military equipment to Russia, following MP demands to clarify the government’s position on UK-Russian arms deals.

The embargo was enacted “with immediate effect” on March 18 by then-Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Heated criticism of British arms deals with Russia emerged after a group of MPs revealed over 200 licenses allowing the sale of British military equipment to the Russian Federation. These revelations surfaced in a report published on Wednesday, conducted by four separate House of Commons committees.

Jul 24 10:30

Fox Host Megyn Kelly Flubs Ukraine Flight Limits To Bash Obama Over Israel

Fox News host Megyn Kelly misinformed her audience by claiming that that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not issued a travel ban over Ukraine, in order to bash President Obama over Israel. In fact, the FAA has banned commercial travel over Ukraine since April.

Jul 24 09:02

Ukraine PM resigns amid parliamentary turmoil

Ukraine's prime minister has announced his resignation in protest of the disbanding of the ruling coalition in parliament following the withdrawal of several pro-European parties.

Jul 24 08:54

Ukrainian prime minister and Cabinet resign

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet resigned Thursday, he told parliament.

"I announce resignation after the collapse of the coalition and the blocking of government initiatives," he said.

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Now what could Poroshenko have done that led to the collapse of the government and that fist fight in the Parliament, I wonder! Shoot down a passenger jet and try to frame Russia? :)

Jul 24 08:50

Russian Sanctions Backfire

Obama’s State Department bears a heavy responsibility for promoting a civil war in Ukraine. Using sanctions to push Russia into accelerating a BRICS economic block will have far more adverse effects than can be envisioned by the lunatic proponents of "selective" Free Trade. The moneychanger’s financial system is imploding and their rescue plan requires a massive global crisis to bail out their "To Big to Fail" model. Mutually productive commerce will be among the first causalities of the prelude to World War III. Soon clamors for sanctions against American companies will begin, as the blame game diverts the real cause of this fabricated debacle.

Jul 24 08:23

Reuters Debunked: Khodakovsky Denies Interview Aspects

As I suspected would happen, the exclusive Reuters interview in which "Commander Alexander Khodakovsky acknowledges rebel fighters had BUK missiles" has been challenged.

In my analysis of the Reuters article (see Ukraine Rebel Commander Admits Having BUK Missiles; Damning Contradictions?), I point out considerable discrepancies in what Reuters author Anton Zverev wrote and actual quotes Reuters presented.

The discrepancies were so big I stated "It appears to me Reuters may have stretched this interview quite a bit."

Thus I am not surprised to discover Khodakovsky challenged huge aspects of that interview, in terms of things he stated, did not state, and even timing of events.

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The corporate media gets caught lying again to push a war agenda. Should they succeed I suggest all the Reuter's people be on the front line of the invading force.

Jul 24 08:05

$200 per barrel oil if Russia sanctions escalate- Oxford Economics

If the standoff with Russia and the West reaches a point where the EU has to completely cut trade with Russia, oil prices could soar above $200 per barrel, sparking a global economic crisis, says Adam Slater, senior economist at Oxford Economics.

Cutting off trade with Russia, the world’s second largest oil exporter, would create a shortage in global energy supplies, which would have spillover effects into Europe, Slater told the Guardian.

"In such a scenario, world oil prices could soar above $200 per barrel and gas prices would also rise steeply,” Slater told the Guardian.

Jul 24 07:15

Russian oligarchs shift assets out of London as sanctions loom

Allies of Vladimir Putin are understood to be moving assets after British demands to punish the Russian president’s 'cronies' in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines disaster in Ukraine

Jul 24 06:00

Pointing out the obvious of initial reports between Algerie Flight losing contact and MH17 losing contact.

An Air Algerie flight has had no contact with Air Traffic Control and it is feared it crashed and is labeled missing at this time.

There is a big difference between this plane missing and losing contact compared to MH17 losing contact in the initial reports.

Where as the MH17 flight when it was reported that it lost contact with ATC it was stated in the same breath it was shot down by a missile. That has always bothered me in "How did they immediately know it was shot down by a missile?" How is it they were able to state that fact with such certainty about MH17?

I don't remember anytime in history when a plane has gone down they had given the cause upon reporting a plane down. Normally they have to investigate it and then say what caused the plane to crash. But not with MH17.

Jul 24 01:58

US ‘Joke’ Intel Belies Knowledge of Real Culprits in Downed Jet

From smoking gun to silver bullet, but in the wrong direction – Washington.

Seriously, is that it? US national intelligence presented its «evidence» this week on the shoot-down of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. Anyone waiting to see a «smoking gun» implicating Russia and pro-Russian militia in eastern Ukraine in the disaster should have been left underwhelmed by the supposed American «killer evidence». Less smoking gun and more like one of those circus pistols that pop out a joke flag emblazoned with the word «Bang!»

Russian army information shows that a Kiev-controlled SU-25 fighter jet was tailing the airliner just before it disappeared from the radar, and that following the crash another unidentified military aircraft was recorded as circling the crash site, strongly indicating that it was surveilling the aftermath.

Jul 24 00:09

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

If you were Vladimir Putin, you could be forgiven for feeling a little paranoid right now, as the Western world takes turns to blame, excoriate, vilify and condemn you over the Malaysian airline disaster. You might well wonder whether a bullet, a Jiffy bag full of ricin or a lunchtime polonium sandwich were most likely to be the means of your imminent dispatch from this life. So it's no surprise to learn that the Russian president employs a professional food taster on his full-time staff.

Jul 23 22:04

Ukraine: Anvil of the New Cold War

Ukraine is the anvil on which the new Cold War thinking is heating up.

Jul 23 21:57

The MH17 tragedy - A chessboard drenched in blood

The MH17 tragedy may have been a horrendous mistake. But it may also have been a desperate gambit by the Kiev minions of the Empire of Chaos.

Jul 23 21:53

The Mystery of a Ukrainian Army ‘Defector’

U.S. intelligence officials suggest that the person who fired the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been “a defector” from the Ukrainian army, an apparent attempt to explain why some CIA analysts thought satellite images revealed men in Ukrainian army uniforms manning the missile battery, writes Robert Parry.

Jul 23 21:44

Nearly 270 Ukrainian refugees sent to three Russian regions

Some 270 Ukrainian refugees have been sent to three Russian regions, Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky said Wednesday.

Jul 23 16:31

MH17: only 6 AIDS researchers/activists on board; not 100+ as msm reported

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was a blow to the global fight against Aids. Among its 298 innocent crew and passengers were at least six prominent experts on the disease.

Jul 23 15:00

Bernie urged to cancel Russian GP

Bernie Ecclestone has come under pressure from senior British politicians to cancel the Russian Grand Prix.

Jul 23 14:40

MH17: Cold War Replay?

The most bizarre conspiracy theory surrounding the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine comes from a leading pro-Russian separatist, Igor Girkin.

Relying on second-hand information, Girkin asserted that many of the passengers from the crash had already been dead before the plane had even taken off. His underlings had reported to him that the bodies were badly decomposed and drained of blood. This, of course, was news to all the families of the victims who’d seen off their loved ones at the airport in Amsterdam.

Jul 23 14:26

America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine

The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, via his agents. In the other (Israel), nazis have controlled for decades, and Obama merely extends their control by continuing American support.

Jul 23 13:45

Putin Recalls State Duma From Vacation, "Planning Something" On Ukraine Situation

In a somewhat disconcerting move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has recalled The State Duma from a planned vacation to participate in an unscheduled meeting because of the situation in eastern Ukraine. As Ukrinform reports, sources confirm "Something is being planned, because many deputies come, probably for a quorum." Rumors are spreading that Putin is set to issue Kiev an ultimatum over recognizing separatists or face military intervention.

Jul 23 13:38

Obama administration sending military advisers to Ukraine within weeks

The United States is reportedly preparing to send a team of military advisers into Ukraine to assist with revamping forces there in the midst of the ongoing crisis between government-loyal troops and an anti-Kiev militia.

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