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M of A - Ukraine: The Pissing Contest Continues

Finally a major U.S. paper is picking up on the problem of supporting a "revolution" that is driven by fascists: Ukraine's threat from within - Neofascists are as much a menace to Ukraine as Putin's actions in Crimea.

I for one do not consider "Putin's actions" in Crimea, i.e. the Russian Federation counter move to the "western" supported coup in Kiev, a "menace". But if claiming such makes it possible to talk about the biggest problem Ukraine will have for a while so be it.

Today Russia vetoed an UN resolution against the Crimea referendum. The U.S. ambassadorcalled Russia "isolated". Well, how many times was the U.S. the only one voting no on a resolution against Israel? How "isolating" was that?

The U.S. has threatened further "consequences" should the referendum continue (which it will). But if the U.S. wants to step up the escalation ladder to keep its puppet coup government in Kiev in power Russia can do similar for its own purpose:

Russia has received numerous requests from Ukrainian civilians to protect them from radicals, including those from the Right Sector group, and has promised consider them, a Russian Foreign Ministry statement says.

Translation: "Dear Obama, do you really want us to move our troops in?"

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Link cited by Alabama: Ukraine's threat from within

  http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-english-ukraine-neofascists-20140313,3347970,5402504.story#axzz2w5GqE497

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Crimea: Unmasking Revolution - YouTube

From the late 18th century Crimea was a part of Russia; that was until 1954 when Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev issued a decree transferring the small Black...
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▶ The Holocaust Industry- Norman Finkelstein with Michael Coren - YouTube

Norman Finkelstein discusses the use of the Holocaust as an extortion racket w/ Michael Coren. Norman Finkelstein's book, The Holocaust Industry: Reflections...
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Egypt launches first prosecution for female genital mutilation after girl dies

Egypt launches first prosecution for female genital mutilation after girl dies | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Dr Raslan Fadl and father of the 13-year-old girl who died during cutting are the first to be prosecuted in Egypt for practice of FGM A doctor will stand trial for the first time in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation, after a 13-year-old...
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Security Council extends UN Libya mission through 2015 - UN News Centre

Security Council extends UN Libya mission through 2015 - UN News Centre | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
UN News Centre Security Council extends UN Libya mission through 2015 UN News Centre 14 March 2014 – The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations mission assisting Libya, as preparations in the North African country turn...
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China Warns West Not To Enforce Sanctions Against Russia | Zero Hedge

China Warns West Not To Enforce Sanctions Against Russia | Zero Hedge | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
"Sanctions could lead to retaliatory action, and that would trigger a spiral with unforeseeable consequences," warns China's envoy to Germany adding that "we don't see any point in sanctions." On the heels of Merkel's warning that Russia risked "massive" political and economic damage if it did not change course, Reuters reports ambassador Shi Mingde urged patience saying "the door is still open" for diplomacy (though we suspect it is not) ahead of this weekend's referendum. Russia's Deputy Economy Minister Alexei Likhachev responded by promising "symmetrical" sanctions by Moscow. So now we have China joining the fray more aggressively.
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After the Rape of Libya & the Murder of Gaddafi, and the proxy war in Syria, is Russia next?

After the Rape of Libya & the Murder of Gaddafi, and the proxy war in Syria, is Russia next? | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
NEWS WIRE 24 Okay, so  lets examine into maybe why the Russians are so miffed about Ukraine and why the US has fumbled the ball diplomatically so far, by issuing empty threats and ultimatum instead...
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Pepe Escobar :: Crimea and Western 'values' #Media #US #EU #Journalism #Geo-politics #Russia #Putin

Pepe Escobar  :: Crimea and Western 'values' #Media #US #EU #Journalism #Geo-politics #Russia #Putin | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Every sane sentient being knows that Ukraine's "unity" is not worth a new hot or warm war. Or even the current Western-peddled Cold War-style hysteria. Especially when Russia, once again, fights fascism - as embodied by some of the key players now in power in Kiev, and the US and EU's response is to relentlessly demonize Russia.

Crimea - historically, culturally, sentimentally - is Russian, conquered by Catherine the Great from the Ottomans in 1783. Sevastopol was founded by Catherine. If a swing band would play



a version of I Left My Heart in Sevastopol, all hearts involved would be Russian.

Yet those eminent Western practitioners of state idolatry have ruled that the population of Crimea has no right to conduct a referendum to decide its future - be it rejoining Russia or remaining in Ukraine with a huge degree of autonomy, according to the 1992 constitution. The eminences could not possibly admit that does not suit their geopolitical power play.

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In Crimea there is oil, all natural resources after Sunday's referendum will be nationalized, Prime Crimea Sergey Aksenov.

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Translation via FB »»»


interfax.ru is reporting that Crimea will nationalize their gas/oil once the referendum is passed. Is this true? Is this even more reason the US wants to block the vote?
Crimean authorities promise to nationalize all natural resources of the peninsula
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Moscow. March 14. INTERFAX.RU - In Crimea there is oil, all natural resources after Sunday's referendum will be nationalized, Prime Crimea Sergey Aksenov.
"All minerals, all natural resources that are found today in the area of territorial autonomy, will be nationalized. We can together with the Russian Federation to defend the right to extract minerals on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and no one will challenge our choice," - said the air Aksenov TV channel " Russia 1 "on Friday.



"It's really promising deposits. Today these fields are two towers - and oil drilling," - said Aksenov.
He said that the nationalization of natural resources in the Crimea will necessarily decided after the referendum.
"This will ensure gas Crimea in full," - said Aksenov.

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Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -- miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal -- illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)
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Where is him? In is country, Germany? »» Libyan PM flees country after tanker escapes rebel-held port - Reuters

Where is him? In is country, Germany? »» Libyan PM flees country after tanker escapes rebel-held port - Reuters | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.com Libyan PM flees country after tanker escapes rebel-held port Reuters Officials said Libya was close to bankruptcy because of the six-month oil blockade, which cost the North African country an estimate $8 billion in lost revenue in...
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Forget Benghazi Conspiracies, The Real Disgrace In Libya Is What's Happening ... - ThinkProgress

Forget Benghazi Conspiracies, The Real Disgrace In Libya Is What's Happening ... - ThinkProgress | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Al Saadi Al Gaddafi trial likely to shed light on dark history of Libyan football - Daily News Egypt

Al Saadi Al Gaddafi trial likely to shed light on dark history of Libyan football - Daily News Egypt | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Al Saadi Al Gaddafi trial likely to shed light on dark history of Libyan football Daily News Egypt It was only a matter of time before Al Saadi Al Gaddafi, the notorious, football-obsessed third son of toppled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi...
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The Neoliberal Neo-Nazi Coup in Ukraine. M. Chossudovsky - YouTube

Violence and bloodshed continues to rock Ukraine as factions compete in the power vacuum of last month's coup in Kiev. As the country struggles to find its w...
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Tweet from @Morning_LY

Tweet from @Morning_LY | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
#Libya| photo of airport handling equipments looted from #Sirte airport yesterday and transferred to Misrata. http://t.co/7NvXD73gtS
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Libya declares force majeure for eastern Hariga oil port - Reuters UK

Libya declares force majeure for eastern Hariga oil port - Reuters UK | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libya declares force majeure for eastern Hariga oil port Reuters UK The Tripoli government then started talks with the protesters, who demand a greater share of Libya's oil wealth and political autonomy, but the negotiations failed to make progress...
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Cairo official: Armed men seize 70 Egyptians in Libyan capital, Tripoli - Montreal Gazette

Cairo official: Armed men seize 70 Egyptians in Libyan capital, Tripoli - Montreal Gazette | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Ahram Online
Cairo official: Armed men seize 70 Egyptians in Libyan capital, Tripoli
Montreal Gazette
CAIRO - An Egyptian official says armed men have seized 70 Egyptians in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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Leaked documents show US Embassy in Ukraine is staging a False Flag | New Eastern Outlook

Leaked documents show US Embassy in Ukraine is staging a False Flag | New Eastern Outlook | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Evidence, including intercepted emails from “Anonymous Ukraine” and interviews with US special operations contractors, has led to the discovery of plans to stage a series of terror attacks in the Ukraine to be blamed on Russian Special Forces.

In a series of emails released on March 12, 2014, three in particular stand out. Implicated is Lt. Colonel Jason Kresh, Assistant Attaché at the USembassy in Kiev and Colonel Igor Protsyk, Chief, Bilateral Cooperation Division of the PKO General Staff, Armed Forces of the Ukraine.

Emails outline a plan for a staged attack on a Ukrainian air facility including maps of which planes are to be damaged. Other operations are outlined as well.

One thing is made clear; the attacks are to appear as though done by Russia. This is stated repeatedly.

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:) Saudi demands Qatar 'shut down Al-Jazeera'

:) Saudi demands Qatar 'shut down Al-Jazeera' | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia demanded that Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera and two think tanks during a recent meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a source close to someone who attended the talks told AFP Friday. Riyadh demanded the closure of the pan-Arab broadcaster as well as the Brookings Doha Center and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, the source said on condition of anonymity. After the reportedly heated March 5 GCC meeting, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their ambassadors from fellow member Qatar, which they accuse of interfering in their internal affairs and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
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LAVROV »»» Russia will protect compatriots in eastern Ukraine - Foreign Ministry

LAVROV »»» Russia will protect compatriots in eastern Ukraine - Foreign Ministry | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russia realizes its responsibility for the lives of fellow citizens and nationals in Ukraine and reserves the right to protect them, the Russian Foreign Ministry said when commenting on the attack on
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25 minute video of last night's ultranationalist mass brawl in #Donetsk 13.03.2014 -

После митинга на площади Ленина произошли массовые беспорядки. Некоторых участников скорая помощь увозила в тяжёлом состоянии. Кому нужны подобные митинги, п...
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Post-Gaddafi Libya becomes major arms trafficker - Hong Kong Standard

Post-Gaddafi Libya becomes major arms trafficker - Hong Kong Standard | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Sky News Australia
Post-Gaddafi Libya becomes major arms trafficker
Hong Kong Standard
UN experts say arms trafficking from Libya following the fall of Moammar Gaddafi, is fueling conflict, insecurity and terrorism on several continents.
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UN Report: Security Situation in Libya 'Considerably Deteriorated,' Arms ... - Reason (blog)

UN Report: Security Situation in Libya 'Considerably Deteriorated,' Arms ... - Reason (blog) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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