tgs1952

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  • Another day, another lie from Kiev reported with breathless concern by western ‘reporters’.

    However, there is perhaps a more sinister dimension. There will be a meeting in Minsk with Merkel, Putin, and some other heavy hitters from the EU. The aim is to make some kind of deal and get a ceasefire. But as Stephen Cohen pointed out, the last time a deal was in the offing MH17 got shot down.

    It could be that Kiev/Washington are cooking up another disaster to undermine any possible deal.

    And one quibble with an excellent post. It is not clear to me that Kiev’s army is doing well. Shelling civilians and destroying infrastructure from long range. Yes, they do that well. But reports say they are getting their heads handed to them in actual combat.

  • In fact, the beheading we are now so concerned about is just one of the many beheadings ISIS and similar groups have done to Christians, Shia, Syrian soldiers in Syria. There was no great concern in Washington over those beheadings.

  • What seems clear is that ISIS is the creation of Washington and its gulf state allies (and Turkey). It is the job of the media to keep that from its viewers. Thus, they begin the narrative in the second half of the story – as if ISIS just beamed down from a star ship and started robbing weapons and loot. But there is no question – we are seeing our tax dollars at work.

  • tgs1952 commented on the diary post Ukraine’s Broader Impact by Deena Stryker.

    2014-08-16 08:55:56View | Delete
  • tgs1952 commented on the diary post Ukraine’s Broader Impact by Deena Stryker.

    2014-08-16 08:53:19View | Delete

    Does anyone really believe that Russia would send a military convoy across the border in broad daylight and allow it to be decimated and then simply deny the incident had occurred? This is just more bullshit from Kiev to drum up fear in Europe and hopefully create an excuse for an American/Nato intervention. Did anyone [...]

  • That is my understanding as well. The Washington would like to run a pipeline from Quatar through Syria and cut Russia et al out of the market. Assad apparently would not play ball.

    That’s more or less what I have read.

  • Maliki was elected, right? Of course, no doubt it was corrupt and flawed but that’s pretty much the norm globally now. So, Obama is telling an elected leader to step down because he has alienated part of the people? By the same reasoning he should have requested that Hollande step down when his popularity approached single digits.

    The idea that form some kind of unity government ordered by Washington is going to make ISIS go away is fantasy – the idea that it would heal Iraqi society is fantasy. I seriously doubt that Iraq with its current borders will continue to exist.

    But what will that mean for the global oil supply?

  • tgs1952 commented on the diary post Malaysian Press: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down Flight MH 17 by Ohio Barbarian.

    2014-08-10 19:21:25View | Delete

    Our ‘government controlled’ pressed is a disgrace. There is no law of nature that requires a ‘government controlled’ press to avoid the truth. Just depends on the governments relation to the truth. The Malaysians obviously, given recent history, have no reason to cooperate with a cover up.d

  • tgs1952 commented on the diary post Malaysian Press: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down Flight MH 17 by Ohio Barbarian.

    2014-08-10 19:18:37View | Delete

    I haven’t had time to read the links yet, but thanks! Looks like the Malaysians want to make sure that their nationals get some kind of justice and know exactly who to sue – Ukraine is broke. Who’ll pay? We the American tax payer will.

  • tgs1952 commented on the diary post Malaysian Press: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down Flight MH 17 by Ohio Barbarian.

    2014-08-10 10:36:07View | Delete

    wsws.org didn’t really present the Malaysian article as new evidence – it’s true all of it has been around. What was important is that a publication with close ties (or controlled by) the Malaysian government allowed it to be published. We may not know exactly what happened – but these things are undeniable: the ‘West’ [...]

  • tgs1952 commented on the diary post Malaysian Press: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down Flight MH 17 by Ohio Barbarian.

    2014-08-09 09:49:39View | Delete

    Anyone who has been following the developments in the Ukraine with an open mind should read Robert Parry’s latest at consortiumnews. Parry is a former CIA analyst who like Stephen Cohen is extremely skeptical about the Obama admin’s claims in the media. He apparently does have sources familiar with the investigation in the US intelligence [...]

  • tgs1952 commented on the diary post Malaysian Press: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down Flight MH 17 by Ohio Barbarian.

    2014-08-09 08:56:00View | Delete

    I was wondering when the airline and perhaps the families of the victims would begin to put two and two together. The actions of the governments in Kiev, DC and London have hindered the investigation into what really happened every step of the way. Their mission is over – Putin and the separatists were responsible [...]

  • and you were thinking it was going to get better? why?

  • It is a relief to hear that it is a humanitarian bombing campaign. We wouldn’t want to do anything that would conflict with ‘Western Values’.

  • tgs1952 commented on the blog post NATO Claims Russia May Be On Verge Of Entering Ukraine

    2014-08-07 07:37:21View | Delete

    What is becoming increasing evident to me is that Washington and its EU puppets lie about everything. Raising alarms about Russia invading not just Ukraine but Moldova etc., are a sure way to scare people and push through higher defense spending even in the context of the weak US and EU economies.

    The great defenders of R2P would love to see Russia attempt an intervention on humanitarian grounds. They have been baiting Putin for months now to no avail. True insanity – baiting a nuclear power right on their borders.

    My understanding is that the military exercises were planned some time ago.

    But if the ‘west’, the self-appointed ‘international community’ keeps pushing, they may get what they apparently hope for – a war with Russia.

  • tgs1952 commented on the diary post OSCE monitor tells CBC Canada that MH-17 cockpit has holes made by heavy machine gun fire by operationmindcrime.

    2014-08-03 07:24:36View | Delete

    Excellent post. When I heard that the British would analyze the black boxes it was evident that the fix was in. In truth, the damage to Russia has been done – there is no chance that Washington/EU will rollback their aggression. Their strategy is simply yell the loudest and let the facts be damned. This [...]

  • Great post – thank you. It’s irresponsible of me, but I cannot even bear to listen to the MSM and our leaders in DC anymore. Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Libya, the Ukraine – it is all sickening. The Israeli demolishing of Gaze is a massive war crime and deserves as much attention as possible. But the [...]

  • tgs1952 commented on the diary post Over Easy: Some Context for MH17 by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-07-29 05:45:52View | Delete

    Thanks for the post. I confess that while I initially believed the downing of MH17 to be a tragic accident I am no longer sure. The Russians have been forthcoming with evidence – Washington and Kiev have not. Where is the ‘mountain of evidence’ Kerry talks about. Surely if they had convincing evidence of the [...]

  • Because Putin is the adult in the room. The Russians have been forthcoming with data while our bombastic claims about mountains of evidence are just that – bombastic claims. Until a few days ago, I believed the MH17 incident was an accident – now I think Kiev is probably responsible. Why are they trying to [...]

  • tgs1952 commented on the blog post The Weekend Roundup for July 26-27th, 2014

    2014-07-28 07:54:36View | Delete

    The Obama administration and the EU are, in my book, 100% responsible for what is happening in the Ukraine. Kerry is not only breathtakingly arrogant – he is a buffoon. Not a very attractive combination.

    And the so-called mountain of evidence of Russian involvement has not yet be produced. Remember Grayson’t account of the ‘evidence’ Kerry has of Assad gassing his own people? Remember Bushes certainty about Saddam’s WMD?

    These people are liars – and unlike in the case with Iraq – they are now going after a nuclear power. They are insane – as is the entertainers masquerading as journalists who are feeding us lies.

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