The two most important questions shaping the discussion of events inUkraine should, in my opinion, be:
1. How (relatively) important is Kiev’s claim on sovereignty over the Crimea, transferred from Russia to Ukraine by the stroke ofNikita Khrushchev’s pen in 1954?
2. How (relatively) important is it that neo-fascist groups, in particular the Svoboda Party, played a significant if not decisive role in the toppling of the elected President Viktor Yanukovich, installing Arseniy Yatsenyuk (who has announced in advance an “unpopular” austerity regime); and now hold major cabinet posts, including minister of defense, and control the National Security Agency?
To the first issue one can answer that, according to international law, in particular the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, the Russian Federationmust respect Ukrainian sovereignty within its existing borders (however unfairly drawn those borders may seem to some). The principle of respect for sovereignty seems straightforward enough.
he United States is more than just an ally to fascists in Ukraine and everywhere else; the American South provided an historical model for fascism. “The fascist order of the pre-Sixties Solid South was simply a domestic expression of U.S. Manifest Destiny – the national religion.” The fascists – both local and imperial – have laid siege to Russia.
Hillary and Other Assorted Barbarians at Russia’s Gateby BAR executive editor Glen Ford
“Americans sound like southern white fascists, with their reflexive assumptions of supremacy, global privilege, and ordained national mission.”
Hillary Clinton is a walking profanity – and, thereby, a prime candidate to be the next president of the United States. The fiend who played Julius Caesar when U.S.-employed jihadists butchered Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi (“We came, we saw, he died”) now likens Russia’s response to the U.S.-backed fascist putsch in the Ukraine to Hitler’s quest for a Greater Germany. It is like spitting on the graves of the 25 million Russians and other Soviet nationalities slaughtered in Hitler’s racist jihad – the people who actually defeated the Nazis while the U.S. and Britain loitered off Europe’s shores. At war’s end, the United States imported thousands of Nazis to construct the nuclear/chemical/biological military juggernaut that would usher in an “American Century” – while confiscating Paul Robeson and W.E.B. Dubois’ passports.
Thanks to the Americans, West German denazification never happened but, by the mid-Seventies, Washington had implanted fascist military regimes throughout Latin America – one of which exterminated 200,000 Guatemalan Mayas.
Um deputado do Parlamento (Rada) ucraniano, que falou de Moscou pela TV russa, disse que seus contatos na Crimeia informaram-no de que o lado ucraniano deslocou número ignorado de sistemas Grad BM-21M de lançamentomúltiplo de mísseis [orig. multiple-launch rocket systems (MRLS)] há apenas dois dias, dos primeiros postos de fronteira na Crimeia (são sistemas relativamente antigos, construídos nos anos 1960s, com alcance de 30 km). · Grande manifestação em Carcóvia, onde a multidão exige um referendo sobre a futura autonomia da região, eleição local de um governador, manutenção na região dos impostos locais. Dois soldados das forças antitumulto (Berkut) foram declaradoscidadãos honorários da cidade. · Grande manifestação em Donestk, onde a multidão exige um referendo sobre o futuro da região de Donbass e a libertação do “governador popular” eleito localmente, que está preso. · A Crimeia prepara-se para o referendo na próxima semana. Todos os locais de votação e urnas têm câmeras, e foram convidados observadores internacionais. Os não incluídos nas listas eleitorais poderão votar, mediante apresentação de documento de identidade local. Para o resultado ser válido, é preciso que votem pelo menos 50% dos residentes.
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Eis a promoção “excepcionalista” de democracia dos EUA em ação; Washington reconheceu um golpe de estado na Ucrânia que depôs – apesar de todos os seus defeitos gritantes – um governo democraticamente eleito. E eis o presidente russo, Vladimir Putin, já no ano passado, falando sobrecomo a Rússia e a China decidiram negociar em rublos e yuan, e enfatizando como a Rússia precisa sair do "monopólio " do dólar dos EUA. Ele estava ciente de que o Império iria contra-atacar. Então, o Império contra-atacou, dando “uma pequena ajuda” à mudança de regime na Ucrânia. E Moscou contragolpeou, assumindo o controle da Crimeia, em menos de um dia, sem disparar um tiro - com ou sem uso de brigadasSpetsnaz (think tanks sediados no Reino Unido dizem que são Spetsnaz; Putin diz que não). Sergey GlazyevE agora há mais, o conselheiro presidencial russo, Sergey Glazyev, disse à RIA Novosti, “a Rússia irá abandonar o dólar americano como moeda de reserva se os Estados Unidos iniciar as sanções contra a Federação Russa”.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday called for an OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) investigation into who was behind the deaths of dozens of people in Kiev last month in attacks by snipers, saying the truth could no longer be covered up. Lavrov’s...