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  • Demian commented on the diary post US/UK media coverup of Nazis in Ukraine continues unraveling and MH-17 falls apart… by operationmindcrime.

    2014-09-17 21:17:15View | Delete

    I realized that VICE is a CIA news outlet for hipsters when I saw that it has endless videos about Russian homophobia, and then happened to be on hand when Pussy Riot got roughed up at the Sochi Olympics.

  • Demian commented on the diary post Independence Yea or Nay? by Elliott.

    2014-09-16 00:04:37View | Delete

    I have to defend the American general Breedlove. He is not as crazy as Fogh of war Rasmussen. This is how the article you link to ends:

    Breedlove said that allies had to be prepared to “characterize, understand, and survive” hybrid warfare where the aggressor was unknown. “What I think we all understand is that this [...]

  • Demian commented on the diary post Independence Yea or Nay? by Elliott.

    2014-09-15 23:19:03View | Delete

    I have given up on Merkel. Also, I have always hated her party. I was thinking more about what Germany might do when Merkel is gone (in 2017). That time frame is coextensive with a period of uncertainty that is hanging over the Ukraine. Poroshenko introduced legislation today that would give the Donetsk and Lugansk [...]

  • Demian commented on the diary post Independence Yea or Nay? by Elliott.

    2014-09-15 22:14:53View | Delete

    The Germans are not crazy. Sooner or later, they will have to reject austerity. It is possible that financial interests dominating manufacturing interests at present in Germany is a consequence of the unipolar regime the world has had since the end of the Cold War. If the world becomes multipolar, Germany could well go back [...]

  • Demian commented on the diary post Independence Yea or Nay? by Elliott.

    2014-09-15 21:35:12View | Delete

    I wasn’t going to say this until the vote because I don’t want to jinx things, but the US and England want to break Russia up. So if what happens instead is that the UK breaks up, that would be a psychological victory for Russia, and hence the multipolar agenda. A breakup of the UK [...]

  • Demian commented on the diary post Independence Yea or Nay? by Elliott.

    2014-09-15 20:52:53View | Delete

    All freedom loving people have a dog in this fight. The US empire is a continuation of the British empire, so the breakup of the UK would strike a blow against the US empire, and thus bring us closer to a multipolar world, one in which the US is not in the position to launch [...]

  • OK, maybe I was too soft on McGovern. (I certainly don’t want to watch that video a second time.)

    As for Parry: if you don’t want to consider him to be a gatekeeper, I don’t think you can deny that he is an Obama apologist. He has taken the line that the responsibility for the Kiev coup lies with neocons in the State Department, and that Obama had nothing to do with it.

  • Sure, once a CIA agent, always a CIA agent. It is a given in the left blogosphere that Ray McGovern and his buddy Robert Parry are gatekeepers.

    But I just watched this CrossTalk with Ray McGovern. I didn’t notice him doing any gatekeeping. That is one of the better CrossTalks I’ve seen, btw; three good American Russia specialists were in Moscow at the same time because there was a conference on how to improve Russia/US relations.

  • Wikipedia: Federal State of Novorossiya

    You are clearly an artificial intelligence program written by the NSA. But not a very good one. Your inability to make an argument or understand what other people write amounts to a failure of the Turing test.

  • Here’s a really good short documentary about Crimea by an American filmmaker. (It’s his first film.) It has interviews with the locals and goes a little into the history. Everyone inside the Beltway and in Kiev should watch this.

    A lady is interviewed who says that when Crimea was under the Ukraine, children were forced to learn and speak Ukrainian in schools, and Crimeans were forced to use Ukrainian for local purposes. I didn’t know that. I thought that Russian had an official status as a regional language.

    Crimea for Dummies

  • I haven’t seen this rumor mentioned on any Russophone Web site. The idea of Strelkov killing himself is ridiculous, and I’m surprised that the Saker didn’t mention this. Strelkov is presented as being a devout Russian Orthodox believer, and I think that he is. In Russian Orthodoxy, suicide is a grave sin, perhaps the gravest sin.

    The only thing the Novorossian news agency has about Strelkov today is a second interview (in Russian).

    I don’t think the junta cares about Strelkov any more; it’s got enough on its mind. Gotta build that wall! So this rumor was probably started by the Russian fifth column.

    In other news, the second Russian humanitarian aid convoy has begun entering into the former Ukraine.

  • Reuters has removed the passage that DSWright quoted from the article. The article no longer reports that Poroshenko said that “There is no military solution for this crisis.”

    It’s hard to tell what Kiev is “thinking”. Novorossians were under the impression that the junta would start an offensive today, but it hasn’t.

    The EU imposing new sanctions on Russia even though the ceasefire is holding is a new low for it.

  • Demian commented on the blog post New Russia Sanctions May Finally Target ExxonMobil And BP

    2014-09-11 17:48:25View | Delete

    An English language text of Strelkov’s speech is now available:

    We Will Not Allow for Russia to be Ripped Asunder and Ruined

  • Demian commented on the blog post New Russia Sanctions May Finally Target ExxonMobil And BP

    2014-09-11 16:24:45View | Delete

    I am pleasantly surprised that what Strelkov says resonates with Americans. In the West, he is portrayed as a right-wing Russian nationalist.

    His sympathies do lie with White Russians, as opposed to the Reds (Bolsheviks). That comes out when he compares the Kiev coup to the Bolshevik Revolution. But of course, like most Russians, Strelkov views the breakup of the USSR is a disaster. I think the mainstream Russian view is that both the Bolshevik Revolution (which led to the breakup of the Russian Empire) and the collapse of the USSR

  • Demian commented on the blog post New Russia Sanctions May Finally Target ExxonMobil And BP

    2014-09-11 14:11:09View | Delete

    If you liked that, you should watch this press conference that Igor Strelkov held today, also at the Saker:

    Strelkov press conference translated and subtitled

    He talks about the traitorous Russian fifth column, which from the very beginning has sought to stop the emergence of a free Novorossia.

    @sapphirebulletsofpurelove #31:

    Yeah, I know. But sometimes it’s hard not to reply, if I’ve accidentally read one of his comments.

  • Demian commented on the blog post New Russia Sanctions May Finally Target ExxonMobil And BP

    2014-09-11 13:28:59View | Delete

    Your reading comprehension leaves something to be desired. The Saker did not write that.

    Also, your wasting your time if you think ad homenems will work on FdL members.

  • Demian commented on the blog post New Russia Sanctions May Finally Target ExxonMobil And BP

    2014-09-11 12:40:49View | Delete

    Over at the Saker

    Stephen Karganovic: Analogies between Yugoslavia and the Ukraine

    Similarities in the way the Western coalition is handling the Ukrainian crisis that it engendered and brought to the point of savage conflict and the strategies that the same actors pursued in the nineties to lay the foundations for a brutal civil war and stoke the conflict resulting in the destruction of the Former Yugoslavia are being closely analyzed by Russian experts. Reasons for such close attention abound. For one thing, whenever your unimaginative (or excessively arrogant) opponent repeatedly acts by following a set matrix that gives you a significant strategic advantage. It enables you, within broad limits, to anticipate his moves and to devise effective countermeasures.

  • Demian commented on the blog post President Obama Gives Speech On ISIS 9/10/2014

    2014-09-11 01:44:57View | Delete

    Booman Tribune: Observations on the Plan for Iraq and Syria

    I got banned from there for making contemptuous remarks about Obama. I signed up again recently under this name because a user there, Oui, wrote some diaries about MH17 to which I wanted to make positive comments. (Oui is also at MoA.)

    What is SST?

  • Demian commented on the blog post President Obama Gives Speech On ISIS 9/10/2014

    2014-09-10 22:13:50View | Delete

    Why does the West impose sanctions on Russia for allegedly not respecting Ukraine’s “sovereignty” (which has not existed since the coup, btw, since the Ukraine became a colony of the US), while the US blatantly violates Syria’s sovereignty? Western politicians evidently take it for granted that Western media have turned citizens of Western countries into zombies.

    By the way, TarheelDem wrote this at another blog (I am not commenting there because I don’t want to get banned again):

    The fact that they [the Obama administration] are consulting with Iran and other regional powers (presume that means Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Israel at least keeps everyone in the loop so they can posture domestically.

    Hello! They are not consulting with the country most directly affected, Syria! So even progressive activists take American exceptionalism and empire for granted now.

  • Demian commented on the blog post Ukraine And Separatists Sign Ceasefire

    2014-09-05 10:11:59View | Delete

    @DSWright:

    The ceasefire went into effect at 3:00 PM GMT (15:00 UTC), not 3:00 pm EST as you said.

    Also, we live in a globalized world now, don’t we? It’s time to stop with this am/pm bullshit. Europeans state time by using the 24 hour scheme.

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