So, if 99.99% of war crimes are committed by one side, and .o1% are committed by the other side, the Amnesty International conclusion is “fair and balanced” enough to say “Both sides”???
Just one more institution succumbing to despicable Orwellian newspeak, yet still expects to be regarded with credibility.
“HAVE YOU NO SHAME?” Same goes for OSCE, Obama, Biden, Kerry, McCain, Nuland, US Congress.
ISIL atrocities CLEARLY demonstrate that such provocation of Western delicate sensibilities to the horrors of war (only when the victim looks like THEM) results in a predictable, continuous escalation of media hysteria to keep the US war machine engaged in both Syria and Iraq.
So why would “ISIS” continue such counter-productive provocations, especially adding OSCAR-worthy high production values for “Technical Achievement in a Propaganda Snuff Video”?
Are wars won by repeating counter-productive stupidity? Is that how the Moors conquered Spain? So why continue behavior that provokes ever-increasing retaliation?
Obama was definitely planning to leave Iraq, and insistent NOT to start a war with Syria, and NOT have more boots on the ground. Suddenly, within days of actual troop withdrawals, there are chemical weapons used in Syria, (blamed on Assad, but later proven to be US-supported rebels) and war against Assad is averted ONLY by intervention by Vladimir Putin to dispose of the weapons and eliminate the WMD threat. Less than three weeks after their complete disposal, the
ISIS, IS, ISIL(?) phenomenon is announced… with ample brutality and beheadings, and more beheadings, and now, burning alive caged prisoners of war.
OF COURSE THIS ISN’T a war against Assad (wink)…. just his country, and infrastructure, and multi-ethnic culture: Christians, to Yazidis, to Shias. Against everyone. But strangely, not against the “hated Jews”.
ISIS—the perpetual false flag– appearing wherever it’s needed for US to intervene militarily, or persuade the population that “No one is safe. No one. Not even in the Homeland.” Maybe soon to appear in a political theater near you.
The Slippery-Slope Timetable to Regime Change in Syria; ISIS; and the Permanent Destruction of Mid East Culture. In his own words.
The following timetable demonstrates the evolution of a President who was elected on the basis of ending American involvement in unending Mideast and Asian wars, only to reverse position and lobby repeatedly for an aggressive, interventionist, hegemonic policy in multiple other countries, including Syria, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine, Egypt, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and intentionally provoking confrontation and potentially expanded proxy war with the Russian Federation, regarding Ukraine, against Russia’s natural, historic regional vital interests . The following timetable deals only with Syria.
The question remains unanswered. In his rise from obscurity, did he mislead the public, simply to get into a position of power? Was he selected, inserted and subsequently influenced by the same shadow government forces that expanded its hegemonic agenda under Bush 41, and completely monopolized foreign policy under Bush 43? Claiming to be an “anti-Bush,” he has gone far beyond what Bush ever did, and has done it in a consistently dissembling manner. One wonders whether he is really in charge of his government and military industrial complex, or a convenient figurehead. His selection of representatives, like former State Department Press Secretary Psaki, now White House Communications Director, have caused derision, disrespect, and contempt for American credibility and veracity.
While protesting America’s peaceful and altruistic intentions. The record, in contrast to the slick keyword rhetoric, is quite clear. What he says, is not what he does. Either he has no moral, ethical or political position, or he is the most disingenuous, misdirecting, projecting, compulsive liar in the history of the American Presidency.
October 2, 2002
“Iraq was a dumb war….a rash war” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99591469
January, 2007 – Anti-surge
“I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse.”
Obama introduced the “Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007,” which, if it had passed, would have removed all U.S. troops from Iraq by March, 2008.
“ the U.S. presence in Iraq is “illegal,”
Dec 15, 2011
Iraq War is ‘Part of What Makes Us Special As Americans’
August 20,2012 – Syrian redline
“We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people.”
April 30, 2013
“We’ve got to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to protect the Syrian people.
August 21, 2013 The Ghouta Chemical Attack kills 1400 (EXACTLY One year After the “Red line” Speech)
“War weary” Obama: We are certain Assad is responsible. Attack requires a military response – US considers cruise missiles fired from U.S. Navy ships at Syrian command targets .
Within hours… Kerry: “We have no evidence the rebels have that capability. Therefore, we believe it was Assad. ”
(Later actual investigation shows it was the Syrian rebels supported by the US, that transported previously captured women and children from Latakia to an already deserted area of Ghouta and gassed them. Photos of hundreds of suspiciously aligned and shrouded bodies were posted on the internet within hours of the “attack” while rescue efforts were still happening. Obama and Kerry continue to blatantly implicate Assad in subsequent speeches.)
September 12, 2013 – Vladimir Putin Op-Ed Article – New York Times
PUTIN: A US military strike against Syrian Government would be “act of aggression”.” We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.’
September 14, 2013 – Washington Post
US & Russia Agree on Syrian chemical Weapons Disposal. Putin proposal allows to Obama back off from Attack Threat.
AUGUST 18, 2014 – WASHINGTON POST
Obama announces: Syrian chemical weapons completely destroyed by US Military
But Three weeks later,
September 10, 2014 [exactly ONE YEAR after the Agreement with Russia]
Obama’s Introduces “New” Terror Threat – “ISIS/ISIL/IS” – after purported video beheading
Thanks to our military and counter-terrorism professionals, America is safer.
“Still,” he said, “we continue to face a terrorist threat.” “Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.”
1. A systematic campaign of airstrikes against “ISIL” [not against Assad, of course]
a. we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense. Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq.
2. Increased support to forces fighting ISIL on the ground
In June, I deployed several hundred American service members to Iraq to assess how we can best support Iraqi security forces. Now that those teams have completed their work –- and Iraq has formed a government –- we will send an additional 475 service members to Iraq. As I have said before, these American forces will not have a combat mission – we will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq.
In Syria, we have ramped up our military assistance to the Syrian opposition. Tonight, I call on Congress again to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters. In the fight against ISIL, we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its own people — a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost. Instead, we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syria’s crisis once and for all.
3. Drawing on our substantial counter terrorism capabilities to prevent ISIL attacks
Working with our partners, we will redouble our efforts to cut off its funding; improve our intelligence; strengthen our defenses; counter its warped ideology; and stem the flow of foreign fighters into and out of the Middle East.
4. Providing humanitarian assistance to innocent civilians displaced by ISIL
We cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homelands.
Oct 22, 2014 – CBS NEWS
US air drops weapons to ISIS – “meant for Kurds”
December 31, 2014 – US Again drops weapons to ISIS
February 11, 2015 – New Proposed AUMF *Authorization to Use Military Force
…Whereas, ISIL leaders have stated that they intend to conduct terrorist attacks internationally, including against the United States, its citizens, and interests;…
…Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled…
…The President is authorized, subject to the limitations in subsection (c), to use the Armed Forces of the United States as the President determines to be necessary and appropriate against ISIL or associated persons or forces…
…In this joint resolution, the term ‘‘associated persons or forces’’ means individuals and organizations fighting for, on behalf of, or alongside ISIL or any closely-related successor entity in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners…
February 11, 2015 – Letter to Congress
The authorization I propose would provide the flexibility to conduct ground combat operations in other, more limited circumstances, such as rescue operations involving U.S. or coalition personnel or the use of special operations forces to take military action against ISIL leadership. It would also authorize the use of U.S. forces in situations where ground combat operations are not expected or intended, such as intelligence collection and sharing, missions to enable kinetic strikes, or the provision of operational planning and other forms of advice and assistance to partner forces.
February 17, 2015 – Wall Street Journal
U.S. to Give Some Syria Rebels Ability to Call Airstrikes
After training, moderate rebels to get pickups, with gear to call for American B-1B bombers
February 18, 2015
Coalition forces ROUTINELY air drop military supplies to ISIS fighters in Syria
Jenn Psaki promoted to White House Communications Director where her definitive BRAND of sociopathy can be applied to the entire administration, not just the State Department. Compulsive lying, misdirection, & clinical projection, combined with a smarmy, smug personality, gets a promotion every time in OZama World. AND the gene will be proliferated.
What a DISGRACE that this is the image that America presents to the world.
The death toll is high enough. It need never have begun.
Before a long and bloody civil war breaks out, it is time to consider introducing the outlines of a real solution to the Ukrainian issue, rather than continuing to impose more big-power self-serving agendas, which has been Ukraine’s legacy for a century. The vital and relevant background of the divergent political and cultural realities which have ALWAYS existed in the territory known as Ukraine, must be satisfied for all such parties – Galicians, Ukrainians and Novorossiyans. Because there are THREE Ukraines, which have never been, nor ever will be, “united”.
The most critical part of this crisis, Alexander Dugin has accurately noted, is an extension of a century-long struggle for a local identity, emanating from Western Ukraine. Since independence, it is that Western influence, Galicia and Lviv, which has been trying to expand its rump territory into a “Greater Ukraine” identity into the East, which is, and always has been, “The Ukraine”, and “Greater Russia” (or at least since Catherine the Great, Novorossiya). Repeated Galician insistence on gradually expanding their political domination of the Eastern Oblasts , (or at least resistance to any Russian-oriented political control) is the basis of the conflict, and it has been for 100 years. It was the same during the Bolshevik era, during WW2, during the Stalin Era, and post-independence, all of which have involved ethnic intolerance, hatred, and mass ethnic killings.
When EU would not permit the creation of a Ukrainian “duality”, with membership in both the EU and EURASIA, Baroness Ashton’s “either-or” ultimatum forced the disruption of the precarious experiment in national balance. Ukrainian divisiveness did not start on the Maidan. The Maidan’s anti-corruption protest, with US incitement, became an ultimatum to the entire country to capitulate to the ultra-nationalist point of view, including abandonment of the Constitution, and the dual nature of Ukraine itself. If we dare to admit the truth, the Galicians are the separatists-secessionists from the previously democratic status quo.
Being shuttled and abused between Poland, Germany and the Soviet Union, for over a century, Galicia/Lviv also have a right of self-determination (despite their retro-fascist tendencies). Unfortunately , those tendencies include unjustified territorial expansion, and no longer wanting to share any power with anyone with Russian affinities. The struggle has been conveniently “framed” by US and EU media as “Donbass separatists,” because it suits the Western political hysteria-mantra, their hegemonic oil and gas interests, and Russian containment strategy. It is a completely distorted propaganda fabrication. Worse, it perpetuates the MYTH of a United Ukraine. Bombing and shelling Donbass has proven that to be a fraud. Moreover, it has forever alienated everyone with Russian cultural identity, whatever nationality they may consider themselves.
Why did the coup happen then? (besides the obvious American interference?) The originally scheduled election of 2015 would have had the same results as previous ones – electoral dominance by Donbass. Rather than seceding, and declaring their own independence via referendum and likely US/EU support, US-backed Galicians opted for a manufactured coup, infiltrating a legitimate anti-corruption Maidan protest. They were inadvertently abetted by a heavy-handed and inept Yanukovych, who failed multiple opportunities to control events, and failed to realize the futility of maintaining “Ukrainian Unity” with a group that wanted it only on their own terms. While the “true” capital of the ultra-nationalists is Lviv, as long as the interim government operates from Kiev, it is difficult to clarify public perception to allow the inevitable long term political solution.
The electoral equation is the same reason Russia has been pushing the Minsk Protocol terms. As part of Ukraine, Donbass and Russian ethnics can vote control of the national agenda based on population – overwhelmingly in the East, and as a plurality in much of Ukraine proper (former Novorossiya). Seceding now leaves “Greater Ukraine” in the hands of the Galician ultra-nationalist minority, without the benefit of ANY electoral process, and possible imposition of martial law over everything BUT Donbass.
The only real solution is allowing the exercise of self-determination to happen, without superpowers, or Normandy Group imposition. As with every election since independence, the Ukrainians will confirm their three cultural and political entities: Galicia, Ukraine and Novorossiya. Each should be allowed the government and affiliations it wants. It is time for EU, US and UK to either accept the concept of democracy, or declare it, and themselves, to be frauds. What happens in Ukraine will define the entire 21st Century.
The US agenda has been clear from the beginning. Continue to expand NATO, threatening Russian security, betting that Russia will concede, rather than risk war. Concede what? Superpower status, access to Russian natural resources by EUSUK corporations and banks, subjugation to US military and economic hegemony, and bolstering the failing US petrodollar. Surrender – with or without a direct hot war, or through a series of peripheral proxy wars, particularly in CIS Muslim provinces and republics. From Sikes-Picot to Lloyd George and Churchill, superpowers drawing lines on maps to suit their own interests has caused innumerable wars, Ukraine being only the most recent.
Ukraine cannot continue to be fraudulently portrayed as Eastern separatism and Russian intervention. The real solution is to allow Lviv and Galicia to formalize THEIR independence, secede from a “corrupt, illegal, chaotic, bankrupt Kiev government” and let All Three Ukraines finally achieve the self determination they have always wanted. The same as the Crimeans wanted and got theirs. The current center will likely vote to remain “Ukraine,” but Poroshenko-Turgynov’s ATO civilian terror bombing has irreversibly created a new national identity, Novorossiya (whether Putin, Merkel, or Obama like it or not.) To determine the borders of this new nation, one need only look at past election results to get a likely configuration. It would expand beyond the LPR/DPR oblasts to include Kharkov to the Northeast and Odessa to the south and west to Romania. While this unfortunately land locks Kiev-Ukraine, that is the price of war and demographics. It is also the most secure outcome for Russia.
Keeping Galicia as part of central Ukraine also may be a lost cause, for both sides, certainly a potential disaster for legitimate non-fascist government, and functional economy in Ukraine proper. Frankly, Galicia might be better served if it voted to join Poland, Hungary or Slovakia, or segmented, however decided by their own local preference.
Conclusion: A negotiated Czech-Slovak-style split into three independent States is the best proposal for long term resolution and SOLUTION. United Ukraine means a dysfunctional State, certain civil war, and many dead Galicians, Ukrainians, Novorossiyans, and perhaps Europeans.
It is time for Merkel, Obama and Putin to allow the Ukrainian people to tell them what they want. Ukrainians themselves know the real solution. They know who they want as their countrymen. They have always voted that way. It is time NOT to be greedy for territory, but for stability and peace.
It can be done, and the final result is almost obvious, unless true peace is not an option acceptable to the US and EU. ~ Daniel ODonoju
Captain Jerk: “Bonehead, what’s that on the screen?”
Bonehead: The Romu-Russians have invaded the Ukrania Galaxy! We have evidence!
Captain Jerk: But why can’t we see them, Spook?
Spook: They have a cloaking device, which makes them invisible.
#2 of 21: Captain, I have the enemy leader onscreen with a visual message.
Captain Jerk: What does it mean?
Spook: Do you remember what the Reptilian Ambassador Nuland said about the Europe Confederation?
#2 of 21: Resistance appears futile, Captain.
Spook: I know…. Let’s build a big fence to shield our airspace!
Captain Jerk: Our shields are crumbling. Can we get any more credit to buy fuel?
Bonehead: We already owe Star Fleet for last year’s fuel.
Captain Jerk: I may have to abandon ship. Can you stay here and fight, Spook?
Spook: Highly unlikely, Captain. Quite illogical. I have a golden parachute.
#2 of 21: I can’t be captured again. I’ll change my name to Princess Leia, and go to another Galaxy far far away.
Bonehead: OK, I will stay and fight forever.
Капитан Гирк: “Бонхед, что это такое на экране?”
Бонхед: В Pomy-русские вторглись в украинскую галактику. У нас есть доказательства!
Капитан Гирк: Но почему мы не можем их видеть, Споок?
Споок: Они имеют Мантия-невидимка, который делает их невидимыми.
#2 из 21: Капитан, у меня есть вражеского лидера на экране с визуальным сообщением.
Капитан Гирк: Что это значит?
Споок: Ты помнишь, что сказал рептилий посол Нуланд о Европе Конфедерации?
#2 из 21: появляется сопротивление бесполезно, капитан.
Споок: Я знаю…. Давайте строить большой забор, чтобы оградить нашего воздушного пространства!
Капитан Гирк: Наши щиты рушится. Можем ли мы получить больше кредитов для покупки топлива?
Бонхед: Мы уже должны звездный флот на топливо в прошлом году.
Капитан Гирк: Я, возможно, придется покинуть корабль. Можете ли вы остаться здесь и бороться Споок?
Споок: крайне маловероятно, капитан. Довольно нелогично. У меня есть золотой парашют.
#2 из 21: Я не могу быть захвачены снова. Я изменю свое имя, чтобы принцессы Леи, и перейти к другой далекой-далекой галактике.
Бонхед: Хорошо, я останусь и бороться навсегда.
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A musical about the teen years of the 21st Century. It’s the Mediterranean 2015, and things are heating up between Alex, a leftist from the wrong side of the European tracks, and Angie, a conservative hard line teutonic North European elitist, despite her street background, whose evil backers had loaned his homeboys millions of Euros, but then crashed their economy. The money can never be paid back at these usurious terms. Alex wants to change the Principal, AND the interest. If Angie insists on treating him so austerely, he threatens to take several more disgruntled members with him, which will upset the EU/IMF/ECB financial empire and bring down Angie’s government . In the background, is a mysterious Russian figure known only as the “Grandmaster,” whose support may tip the balance for Alex, and change the EU campus forever.