UKRAINE NEWS * Chernobyl
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places.
Panic in UKRAINE over Mystery Plague
November, 2009 Has Baxter Released a BioWeapon in Ukraine?
IRONICLY, THIS VIRUS is CALLED - PESTIS
There is speculation this was caused by chemtrails - airplanes spraying the virus over the Ukraine.
I also pulled the problem with gas and Russia because I wonder how much of this is related.
A chemical / biologic attack is harder to defend against.
There is talk this virus is the Marburg - which is very like EBOLA which kills 90% of those infected.
This may be the NWO-FLU part 2
The NWO, globalists, intend this to be world wide, to kill off much of Earth's population.
A research scientist sequenced the H1n1 virus and called it the FLYING PIG FLU.
The virus components are part bird virus, part pig, part human - with 1 part from the 1918 pandemic.
Globalists dug up a victim of the 1918 flu and made a bio weapon to kill off Earth population.
A province in China had pneumonic plague outbreak in August. Several snuck across the border to escape the quarantine.
4 doctors have died in Ukraine
Is this natural? Or is this a bio effort to wipe out a race gone awry? Temperature inside of the lungs of those dying from
this illness reached over 130 degrees Fahrenheit! The lungs virtually melted and filled with blood. Rumors the mystery
illness could be connected to typhus or ebola hemorrhagic fever or pneumonic plague are circulating in Ukraine.
A man died of pneumonic plague in NW China. There WAS a video on this link, but it was removed. hmmmm
A blog claims The Pneumonic Plague is hemorrhagic. The person's lungs fill up with blood and they drown in their own blood.
Baxter PharmaSolutions has a bad history of releasing contaminated vaccines. They make the flu vaccines.
Mystery flu virus kills 37 in Ukraine, 17 in grave cond. The next stage of H1N1 bioweapon deployed?
They say it's a 'pneumonic plague'. It causes respiratory failure.
Oct 30 - Mysterious Virus Hits Ukraine, 40 dead - 40,000 Ill in Ukraine.
Epidemic of Pneumonic Plague in Ukraine? This virus hit China in August.
Baxter may be responsible for a new deadly outbreak of viral pneumonia in Ukraine.
Baxter 'accidentally' sent vaccine material containing both live Avian bird flu and seasonal influenza to multiple laboratories worldwide.
A laboratory decided to test the vaccine on its ferrets and the ferrets all unexpectedly died. -Bloomberg
Has Baxter Released a BioWeapon in Ukraine
Pneumonic Plague in China, Aug 2009
Borders With Ukraine Tightened
Nov 4 - Russia, Slovakia Tighten Borders With Ukraine Over H1N1 Flu Fears. The death toll from flu has climbed to 71 since the outbreak struck last week in the western city of Ternopil. Schools closed across the country
and officials urged people in western Ukraine to travel only when necessary and stay away from public places.
Slovakia, on Ukraine western border closed two of its 5 border crossings with Ukraine.
<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,571292,00.html?test=latestnews" target="_blank">Tighten Borders With Ukraine Tightened, fox</a>:
Ukraine gas warning
Oct 31 - Russian PM Vladimir Putin has said Ukraine might be having problems paying for gas, raising new concerns over European supplies. European Union had not yet given Ukraine the money it had promised to help
provide stable supplies of Russian gas to Europe. He also blamed Ukrainian President Yushchenko for blocking payment.
In January, many countries were left short of gas because of a payment dispute between Moscow and Kiev.
Ukraine gas warning
Russia-Ukraine gas war, Jan 9-14
Russian Nuclear Attack on Poland
Nov 3 - Russia had offensive war games in Belarus in which nuclear missiles were fired and troops practised an amphibious landing. Poland was cast as the potential aggressor.
Pandemic Woes: 1918 Influenza Pandemic
emorrhagic, bleeding tendency
UKRAINE - HEALTH NEWS
GMO connection page 13
April 1, 2014 I should have Crimea split off from Ukraine. I began its thread.
On Page 17 I finally call this a CIVIL WAR, for it now has become that.
Eastern Ukraine wish to split and become Russia and fighting, troops involved.
Plague Cases in Ukraine Double in 2 DaysPlague Cases in Ukraine Double in 2 Days
November 4, 2009 Half a million infected, 81 deaths, 60 on ventilators - 24,000 hospitalized.
The number of fatalities may be double that. Pneumonia fatalities were not considered flu related.
The rapid rise in reported infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in the past few days raise concerns that the
virus is transmitting very efficiently. Spikes in cases have been reported throughout the northern hemisphere,
but the spike in fatalities and the frequency in hemorrhagic cases in Ukraine have raised concerns.
Malaysia Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine by another plane
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Flu Vaccine a Bio Weapon, Joseph MosheThe Strange Case of Joseph Moshe
August 20th, 2009 Flu Vaccine a Bio Weapon
Microbiologist Joseph Moshe was arrested and detained by the FBI after calling Dr. True Ott.
He claimed Baxter was incorporating bioweapons in its vaccines. Joseph Moshe informed the White House he
intended to go public with this information. The FBI tried to prevent him doing that.
Moshe was not handcuffed because he was not placed under arrest. So was he arrested - or wasnt he?
Soon after his 'arrest' Joseph Moshe was sent or let go to Israel. Nothing has been heard from him since.
He was a dual USA-Israeli citizen. He is a plant disease expert involving the genetic manipulation of virii.
Microbiologist Joseph Moshe said this 'Swine' flu vaccine is bioweapon. Tainted H1N1 'Swine' flu vaccines produced by
Baxter BioPharma Solutions Ukrainian lab are actually a bio-weapon. The vax contained an adjuvant (additive) designed to
weaken the immune system, and replicated RNA from the virus responsible for the 1918 pandemic Spanish flu,
causing global sickness and mass death.
Baxter has been caught spreading a live, genetically engineered H5N1 Bird flu vaccine as a lethal biological weapon all
over the world, destined to be used for human vaccinations. Baxter had mixed live, genetically engineered avian flue viruses
in vaccine material shipped to 18 countries. A Czech lab decided to test the vaccine on a dozen ferrets which all died in days.
Uganda: Marburg Virus kills 5 Family Members
October 21, 2012 Marburg hemorrhagic fever is the same family as Ebola
Marburg hemorrhagic fever is a rare, severe type of hemorrhagic fever which affects both humans and non-human primates. Caused by a genetically unique zoonotic (that is, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family, its recognition led to the creation of this virus family.
· The four species of Ebola virus are the only other known members of the filovirus family. (Source: excerpt from Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever: DVRD)
Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe has reportedly confirmed that it is Marburg, prompting widespread containment measures now unfolding around the affected areas between Kabale and Kisoro.
Uganda gov't dispatches medical team to southwestern region over Marburg outbreak
Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Uganda's ministry of health on Friday dispatched a team of experts to the south western district of Kabale where an outbreak of the deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed.
The ministry in a statement issued here said the team will support both the clinical and public health investigations, adding that the National Ebola Task-force has reactivated its rapid response committees to quickly act to any emergencies.
"The surveillance team has commenced the active tracing and listing of all possible contacts that were exposed to the suspects and confirmed cases," the statement said.
The ministry early on Friday confirmed the outbreak of the highly infectious viral hemorrhagic fever after laboratory tests of three samples turned positive.
From Ebola to Marburg: rare virus rocks Uganda
The deadly Marburg haemorrhagic fever in the southwestern Ugandan district of Kabale claimed a fifth life from the same family at the weekend.
Dr Patrick Tusiime, the Kabale district health officer, told The Observer that the fifth victim died on Saturday morning and was quickly buried by a team of health officials to avert the spread of the disease. The Uganda Virus Research Institute and the ministry of Health confirmed the outbreak of the Marburg virus in Rwabihondo village, Kitumba parish, Ndorwa West constituency, on Friday.
The victims include Boaz Turyahikayo, a lecturer at Uganda Christian University and his sister, Mildred Ansasiire, a primary school teacher.
“We have restricted family members from moving out to avoid spreading the disease,” Dr Tusiime explained, adding that the family members would be confined in their home from where they would be monitored for 9-10 days.
Marburg hemorrhagic fever is caused by a virus in the same family as Ebola.
WHO is calling it - Hemorrhagic H1N1
2009 - I am calling it FLU-MONIA as it seems to be more pneumonia than flu
I believe it is in the U.S.A. also.
Is the UKRAINE Mystery Virus also in Israel and USA ?
Think of all the tourists who can spread this - fast - flying to and from Ukraine!
Vaccines will kill you!
Well reports so far are calling it pneumonic--(transmitted and affecting the lungs) , but some of the symptoms are very scary. The idea that lung temps can reach 130 degrees and that the lungs then turn to mush Ewwww! This may be the actual danger rather than so-called H1N1. That was obviously a fizzle in the pan (instead of a flash).
What has been called 'swine' flu this year was never pig flu.
It seems it was ROUND 1 of NWO plot to kill us all.
Whatever is in UKRAINE may be ROUND 2
I wonder if its 2 different diseases -
Really bad - as a virus and bacteria are treated differently.
I dont know.
Nov. 7th I emailed Michael Boldea who is in Romania now, and Geno in the office, to see what they said.
Michael replied - Everyone seems to be under the impression that its the swine flu.
No word of the plague here yet. We will have to wait and see. Michael Boldea Jr.
Geno replied - Ukraine has the pnemonic plague flu like pneumonia. Not so bad in Romania yet, Please pray. Geno
Ukraine leader signs law to change constitution via referendum
November 2012 - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich signed a law enabling constitutional change via referendums instead of via parliament, in a move the opposition criticized as aimed at ensuring his own re-election in 2015.
Yanukovich's Regions party, which approved the new law this month, looks set to secure a slim majority in the 450-seat parliament in the wake of elections on October 28, a handful of results of which have yet to be finalized.
Yanukovich may use the new law to amend the constitution - via a referendum and not via parliament - to scrap presidential elections and let parliament pick the head of state via a simple majority vote.
Some analysts said he may even use the law to push through policies that his party, backed by influential local industrialists, would not support.
"The president could only do this (change the way he is elected) in dire circumstances," said Mykhailo Pohrebinsky, an analyst at the Kiev Centre of Policy Research.
"This law provides a way to push through decisions which are not supported by the elite but supported by the population. One issue that can be realistically put up for referendum is the question of (joining the Russia-led) Customs Union."
Ukraine Police clash in Kiev
Nov. 25, 2013 Ukrainian police have used tear gas in clashes with pro-EU activists in Kiev.
Protesters tried to enter the government building but were pushed back.
Hundreds of protesters gathered on European Square, angry at government decision not to sign a major trade and association deal with the EU.
Ukraine government has come under Russian pressure not to sign the pact, but to join a Russian-led customs union with former Soviet states instead.
Ukraine police disperse protesters
Nov. 30, 2013 Riot police in Kiev dispersed hundreds of protesters, beating some with truncheons.
Protest organiser Sergei Milnichenko said tear gas had also been used.
It followed fresh rallies against President Viktor Yanukovych refusal to sign an EU association agreement.
More than 1,000 people, most of them students, were in the square when police moved in.
Clashes in Kiev
December 01, 2013 Thousands of Ukrainians protesting the suspension of talks on EU integration filled the iconic Maidan in Kiev despite the ban, and the violent ejection of the rally earlier. Chaotic scenes ensued as a group of ‘provocateurs’ stormed a government building.
12:38 GMT: Reports claimed the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers building has been entered by the protesters.
Clashes have broken out near the Ukrainian President’s compound between protesters and riot police, with reports of gunshots and thick smoke coming from the scene. Some local reports cited by Itar-Tass claimed the offices are being “stormed.” Protesters drove a bulldozer to the compound reportedly in an attempt to break the riot police cordon.
Thousands of protesters block govt HQ in Kiev
December 02, 2013 The opposition have entrenched themselves in the center of the Ukrainian capital, ready to repel police, while a column of 5,000 activists are picketing the cabinet headquarters. Police are trying to persuade intruders to leave government facilities.
I didnt understand what was going on in Ukraine until I saw the occupy mask.
Its those NWO devils creating chaos.
Satan wants to topple good governments to prepare for the world dicktator of Revelation 13
Ukraine leader wants to sign deal
12 December 2013 Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych intends to sign a deal on closer EU ties after all.
Protesters continued to paralyse the centre of Kiev over the president's decision not to sign the EU association agreement.
His U-turn late last month followed pressure from Russia.
Ukraine faced short term economic issues.
Mr Yanukovych pulled out of the deal in November, explaining that Kiev could not afford to sacrifice trade with Russia. While adding that he still aimed to sign the deal, he said Ukraine would need at least 20bn euros (£17bn; $27bn) a year to upgrade its economy.
Dec 13, 2013 KIEV - Anti-Semitism in Ukraine
Jewish group calls for increased security at public Jewish places.
Young Jews have been on the front lines of protests against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich.
Angered by Yanukovich decision to spurn an EU trade deal and move Ukraine further to Russia, Ukrainians have taken to the streets, Square and nearby state buildings in Kiev.
Jews fear oppositions anger might turn against them.
The Ukrainian Jewish Committee warned local communities that they should remain neutral in the political conflict.
Provocations, EU financial interests behind Ukraine protests
December 14, 2013 Russia said provocateurs with a long-prepared script lurk behind the mass protests in Ukraine.
Russian RM Sergey Lavrov criticized the EU’s greed and interventionism. The scale of the ongoing protest is incomprehensible.
Merely delaying signing the EU trade deal does not give good cause for it.
There is no doubt that provocateurs are behind it.
Lavrov defended the Ukrainian government right to take decisions on its national policy and criticized Western officials who have sided with the protesters.
rt is Russian news
Rival rallies continue in Kiev
Dec 16, 2013 Thousands of people from across Ukraine gathered in central Kiev for rival anti- and pro-government rallies on Sunday.
US Senators join the opposition rally saying the United States stands with Ukraine.
US Sinators DONT belong involved there!
Kiev UKRAINE a war zone
Jan 22, 2014 Riot police brutally dispersed protesters from central Kiev. Almost 200 officers have been injured over four days of scuffles. Two people were reportedly killed amid the crisis.
The police cleared Grushchevskovo Street, the scene of intensive confrontation with radical anti-government activists in the vicinity of the Ukrainian parliament building. They proceeded to the neighboring European Square, where opposition activists have been camping for weeks.
Footage from the Ukrainian capital showed hundreds of police officers using tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades against the protesters. Some episodes involved policemen snatching individual rioters from the crowds and brutally beating them.
Ukrainian president ready for govt reshuffle and review of anti-protest laws
January 24, 2014 The Ukrainian president has promised a government reshuffle and amendments to the anti-protest laws that triggered violent clashes in Kiev.
"We will make a decision at this session [on January 28]. I will sign a decree and we will reshuffle the government in order to find the best possible professional government team," Viktor Yanukovich said Friday as quoted by his press service.
The president has also pledged to amend the anti-protest laws signed on January 16 which sparked violent confrontations between protesters and riot police on Grushevskogo Street.
Ukraine unrest timeline
January 25, 2014
Unrest in Kiev enters its seventh day as protesters pelt police cordons with stones and Molotov cocktails. Officers are retaliating with flash grenades and rubber bullets. Over 200 protesters and policemen have been injured in violent clashes.
Saturday, January 25
Protesters have seized the Chernigov City Council building and have been demanding the ouster of its head, Vladimir Khomenko, Itar-Tass reports. The protesters are currently creating a corridor to release police remaining in the building.
President Yanukovich has appointed Vladimir Makeenko the head of Kiev City Council. Makeenko previously was the chief of the procedure committee of the country’s parliament, the Rada. In a separate decree, Yanukovich dismissed the former city council head, Alexander Popov, who is currently under investigation.
Watch Ruptly video below to see anti-government protesters fortifying on Kiev's Grushevskogo street on Saturday morning.
Ukraine Opposition rejects offer of PM post
Jan 26, 2014 Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk says protests will continue after he rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer to appoint him as prime minister of the country.
Mr Yatsenyuk said the opposition was generally ready to accept leadership, but several key demands must be met, including new elections.
Clashes continued overnight. Activists stormed a Kiev building housing police.
The opposition is demanding that a free trade agreement with the European Union be signed and political prisoners be freed, including former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
They are also demanding early presidential elections. A vote is not due until 2015.
Mr Klitschko told the crowd that they would press ahead with their demands and that talks would continue.
Rewriting Ukrainian history
April 03, 2009 Here is an old article
I am trying to figure out.
What is happening in Ukraine?
Jan 27, 2014 I prayed for an insight into what is going on here. That sentance is my clue.
The Beast of Revelation 13 is rising worldwide and demands KONTROL.
President Yanukovich said NO to him. So his demons are rising up.
Ukraine justice minister in state of emergency warning
One of the biggest countries in Europe is now in a state of siege.
The crisis was sparked by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich decision not to sign an EU deal.
The violence that started in Kiev has spread to several cities across Ukraine.
Protesters have been targeting government buildings in an attempt to occupy them.
Kiev protesters seize Justice Ministry building near Independence Square, rioters seiged a convention center in Kiev where police were stationed.
Common Cause claimed responsibility.
Ukrainian Justice Minister Elena Lukash has said she will ask the National Security and Defense Council to introduce a state of emergency if rioters do not leave the ministry building.
Lukash said the ministry building was captured just when the last amendments were being made to the law On Changes to the Constitution of Ukraine in order to return to the 2004 text of the constitution.
Yanukovich offered top government posts to protest leaders and promised a review of the constitution - a move aimed at giving more power to parliament.
Ukrainian parliament repeals controversial anti-protest laws
Jan 28, 2014 Nine out of 12 anti-protest laws passed on January 16 have been canceled during the special session of the Ukrainian Parliament. It was one of the main demands of the opposition.
The cancelation of the laws has been approved by 361 MPs, while 226 were needed to get it passed.
Comment posted on link
It's amazing that 2% of rebels and criminals bring down country that has nuclear warheads.
Ukraine Prime Minister Azarov submits resignation
Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolay Azarov has submitted his resignation, according to his government’s website. The resignation has not yet been accepted by President Viktor Yanukovich, however.
The prime minister explained that his move was motivated by efforts to peacefully resolve the current crisis in the country.
Azarov described the current crisis in Ukraine as a threat to the economic and social development of the country, as well as a threat to each and every Ukrainian citizen.
Whats behind Ukraine crisis?
Jan 29, 2014 The protests began in November as a pro-Europe gesture, underscoring the tensions in a country split between pro-European regions in the West and a more Russia-oriented East.
Thousands spilled onto the streets after President Viktor Yanukovych did a U-turn over a trade pact with the European Union that had been years in the making -- favoring closer relations with Russia instead.
Expecting truth or facts from CNN is like expecting the wolf not to kill to eat.
Ukraine police show incredible restraint
US officers would respond with deadly force
Feb 2, 2014 That statement is true, sadly. USA is under foreign occupation.
Ukraine police show incredible restraint
US officers would respond with deadly force
Feb 2, 2014 The USA is under foreign occupation.
I saw someone say recently that Russia is more Christian than the USA.
As disturbing as that was, since Obama - that is true. Remember, everything is relative.
Better does not mean good, and more than does not make Russia Christian.
US police would respond with deadly force if confronted by violent rioters like those in Ukraine, said ex-CIA Chuck Joyner.
Joyner said the Ukraine police showed incredible restraint.
If there is not a strong police presence, then the agitators become emboldened, more violent.
Criticism of the Ukraine police officers in those circumstances is unwarranted.
Western interpretation of freedom for Ukraine strange
Rebuked by Russia again - haha - disturbing.
Western politicians who advocate freedom of choice for Ukraine, but say this must be a pro-European choice, have a strange interpretation of freedom, said Russia. Yep.
He criticized Western support for Ukrainian anti-government protests, which ignored the darker side of the movements behind the violence there. Yep.
What does the inciting of violent street protests have to do with promoting democratic principles?
Why do we not hear statements of condemnation toward those who seize government buildings, attack and burn police officers, and voice racist and anti-Semitic slogans? Yep.
The world hates innocent Israel and sides with the guilty Palestinian terrorists and their violence too.
The world today is upside down and inside out.
Cyprus bank leaves Ukraine
Feb 3, 2014 Protests in Kiev are spooking investors, and the latest is Bank of Cyprus, which plans on selling its loss by the end of March. The bank would be selling off its Ukrainian bank operations on Friday.
Bank of Cyprus has 42 branches operating in Ukraine. Branches in Russia, China, and South Africa will remain open.
Focus on clients in Cyprus, where it operates 133 branches, will be made a priority.
The bank has also sold its Greek subsidiary and now has 368 working branches.
The proceeds will boost the bank’s liquidity, which suffered massively after the 2013 banking crisis.
The debt crisis in Cyprus forced Bank of Cyprus to abruptly close in March 2013, and reopen only under the condition it placed a levy on its big depositors to help pay for the bailout.
The crisis in Cyprus was largely a result of the large amount of Greek bonds.
On the brink of default, the Ukrainian economy has taken a beating.
The NWO global plot is to crash all global currencies for a 1 world system.
Hello Revelation 13.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to return to work after 4 days of reported illness.
Yanukovych has not been seen in public since January 30, suffering from a fever and breathing problems.
Putin aide warns U.S. on Ukraine, says Russia could act
KIEV (Reuters) - A senior Kremlin aide accused the United States on Thursday of arming Ukrainian "rebels" and, urging the Kiev government to put down what he called an attempted coup, warned Russia could intervene to maintain the security of its ex-Soviet neighbor.
Sergei Glazyev, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin with responsibility for relations with Ukraine, told a newspaper that U.S. "interference" breached the 1994 treaty under which Washington and Moscow jointly guaranteed Ukraine's security and sovereignty after Kiev gave up its Soviet-era nuclear arsenal.
His characteristically confrontational comments, on the eve of an expected meeting between Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich at the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics, could add to tensions with Washington, and within Ukraine.
Asked by Kommersant-Ukraine daily whether Russia might "actively intervene" if the country's crisis deepened, Glazyev recalled the Budapest Memorandum of 1994: "Under the document, Russia and the USA are guarantors of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and ... are obliged to intervene when conflict situations of this nature arise.
"And what the Americans are getting up to now, unilaterally and crudely interfering in Ukraine's internal affairs, is a clear breach of that treaty. The agreement is for collective guarantees and collective action."
He did not specify what action Russia might take.
Washington, which has urged Yanukovich to share power with a unity government to end a violent standoff in the streets, has accused Russia of pressuring the leadership in Kiev to prevent Ukraine joining a trade pact with the European Union.
Yanukovich sparked the protests in November when he turned down the EU accord and took financial aid instead from Moscow.
"The United States is committed to working with both the Ukrainian government and the opposition to help de-escalate this crisis," White House spokeswoman Laura Lucas Magnuson said when asked about Glazyev's comments.
"We condemn the use of violence by any party in Ukraine. Russian officials should be doing the same," she said. "Russia should not view the desires of the Ukrainian people for greater democracy and a closer relationship with Europe as a zero-sum game."
U.S. 'ARMS REBELS'
Glazyev, who was prominent in a Kremlin campaign last year that threatened economic sanctions against Ukraine if it took the EU deal, accused U.S. agents of giving "$20 million a week" for arms and other help to "the opposition and rebels" in Kiev.
"There is information that within the grounds of the American embassy, there is training for fighters, that they're arming them," Glazyev said. The U.S. embassy declined comment.
The Kremlin official suggested Yanukovich should use force if necessary to put an end to the protest movement that Glazyev called "an attempt at a coup d'etat, at the violent overthrow of authority" in which public buildings had been occupied.
"The authorities are not fulfilling their duty to defend the state, negotiating with putschists as if they are law-abiding citizens," he said, accusing the West of "blackmailing" Yanukovich and wealthy oligarchs by threatening to seize their extensive foreign assets and blacklist them from travelling.
Asked by the paper if Yanukovich should now use force to clear the protesters, Glazyev said: "As for starting to use force, in a situation where the authorities face an attempted coup d'etat, they simply have no other course of action.
"Otherwise, the country will be plunged into chaos."
He said Yanukovich had done all he could to avoid violence, in contrast to the opposition, and accused leaders in the Ukrainian-speaking west of the country of being "separatists".
Russia, he said, was concerned that the country should not split apart. But he suggested that a form of federalism be introduced to give regions substantial powers - including over their budgets and even international relations.
Citing the example of Greenland, which enjoys substantial autonomy from Denmark and unlike the Danish state is not part of the European Union, he said western and eastern Ukraine could have different economic relations with the EU and Russia.
"Today, economic, cultural and human ties between the regions of eastern and western Ukraine are less than the links between southeastern Ukraine and Russia and between the western regions and the EU," Glazyev said, suggesting eastern regions might want to join a customs union that Putin favors.
Ukraine leader to Sochi as Kremlin warns action against coup
Feb 7, 2014 Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich flew to Sochi where he was expected to meet Vladimir Putin.
Moscow could intervene to defend Ukraine sovereignty.
Yanukovich triggered mass protests when he yielded to Russian pressure and backed out of a free trade pact with the European Union.
Moscow has frozen aid until it knows who Yanukovich names prime minister.
Russia urged Yanukovich to crack down instead of negotiating with trouble makers backed by Obamafia.
Russia is concerned that the Ukraine may split apart.
Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ukraine President Yanukovych in Sochi.
08 Feb 2014 Neither confirmed what was discussed.
Under pressure from Moscow, President Yanukovych had refused to sign a far-reaching association and trade agreement with the EU.
Obama has pissed off Russia - and China - and Muslim nation - and the patriotic Americans
14 killed in Ukraine riots
Feb. 18, 2014 At least 14 killed when Ukrainian riot police moved in against a protest camp with stun grenades and water cannons.
A large section of the camp has been engulfed in flames.
Thousands of protesters had filled Independence Square.
Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urged the protesters to defend the camp.
25 killed in renewed Kiev assault
Feb. 19, 2014 Ukrainia protesters prepare to stand their ground
Ukraine riot police move in on Kiev protesters. Talks between Ukrainian govt, opposition fail as 25 are killed in Kiev unrest. Kiev plunges back into chaos. Rioters have attacked police, seized buildings, torched vehicles, and burned tires.
Ukranian riot police charged protesters occupying a square in central Kiev early Wednesday, following hours of street battles that left at least 25 people dead and hundreds injured
Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovich demanded protesters disentangle themselves "from the radical forces" -- or admit to being allied with them.
The new attempt to uproot the protest stronghold came as President Yanukovych blamed opposition leaders for the worst violence in months of unrest.
After failed overnight talks, he urged them to distance themselves from radical forces.
Explosions are taking place, fireworks are being thrown and large fires have broken out in Independence Square.
Kiev clashes leave 25 dead after police storm protest camp
February 19, 2014 As violence in Kiev raged, leaving 25 dead and hundreds injured by early Wednesday, Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych accused the opposition of crossing a line by calling on supporters to bring weapons to their demonstration. Opposition activists blamed the police for the violent upsurge, which their leaders’ overnight talks with the president failed to halt. Yanukovych demanded that they distance themselves from the radicals and vowed to bring the “criminals” to court. Tuesday night, police moved in on the protesters’ main camp in Kiev central square setting tents on fire and firing water cannon and stun grenades against the fireworks, Molotov cocktails and fireworks of the protesters. Women and children were evacuated from the blazing camp.
5 dead in Ukraine protests as EU talks begin
Feb. 20, 2014 A truce agreed on Wednesday broke down.
A meeting between EU foreign ministers and President Viktor Yanukovych is now under way,
contradicting earlier reports that the ministers had flown out without seeing him.
The EU will discuss sanctions later.
Whats up in UKRAINE?
Protesters are tired of govt corruption.
The police are NOT using live ammo. They are being attacked by protesters.
I suspect the west has hired the same anarchists they used to trigger violence in Egypt, Syria, etc.
Possibly the Muslim Brotherhood - possibly.
When I see Egypt, Syria, Ukraine - I see the future of this USA.
Our nation has been stolen from us by govt usurpers.
DONT BELIEVE NEWS MEDIA!
This is a plan - an agenda
Ukraine deal reached
Feb 21, 2014 KIEV - An agreement aimed at resolving the political crisis in Ukraine has been reached at talks between opposition leaders and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, after clashes between police and anti-government protesters left at least 70 dead.
NEVER count dead, you dont know who or why. The deal to be signed Friday.
The opposition and European ministers brokering the talks did not immediately confirm an agreement had been reached.
Hours after deal announced, more violence was reported in central Kiev.
My theory is the Muslim Brotherhood caused this crisis with NWO anarchists.
The NWO-MB is working for the 666 Beast system worldwide. Barak Hussein Obama conquored the USA in a bloodless coup in 2008.
Ukraine power vacuum, govt offices abandoned
Feb 22, 2014 Sounds like chaos, anarchy to me
Ukraine is critical to Russia, Putin WILL NOT let it go!
Kiev agreement saves Ukraine from disintegration - if it holds.
The issues between Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych and opposition protesters led by Vitaly Klitschko appear to be black and white, but that is true only up to a point. Is Ukraine clearly divided between pro-Russian and pro-European factions? That is over-simplification.
Barack Obama backs the rebellion, Putin supports Yanukovych.
The riots in Maidan (Independence) Square were an unnecessary distraction.
An escalation Feb. 20 was not spontaneous, it happened after both USA-Russia sent bands of armed, out-of-control radicals into the fray.
PROBABLY anarchists and MB rebels with Russian troops. No one will officially say.
Yanukovich enlisted pro-Russia Ukraine patriots.
The opposition rounded up (Muslim?) terrorists from the west.
Friday morning, President Yanukovych announced that talks had culminated in an agreement to resolve the crisis.
Yanukovych consented to an early general election.
That is what the MB did in Egypt, which threw Egypt into worse condition.
Ukraine Breaking News Feb 22, 2014
Ukraine is critical to Russia
Ukraine protesters seize presidential administration bldg.
February 22, 2014 Saturday Rebels took control of the presidential administration building after it was left vacant by Viktor Yanukovych exit from Kiev. He is reported to be still in Ukraine. Opposition leader Vitaly Klitscho demanded that the president step down immediately and an early election for May. Parliament speaker resigned. The coalition government appears to be unraveling fast. Some rebels stay after Ukraine deal for ending crisis
Thousands of rebels refuse to leave Kiev central square Saturday morning, despite the deal reached. DEBKAfile
Voices from both sides
President Yanukovich whereabouts uncertain
Thousands gather for rally in eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov
Rebels control presidents offices in Kiev
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich announced concessions to his pro-European opponents on Friday, including a plan to hold early elections. Rebels took control of the presidential administration building in central Kiev, as opposition leaders pressed for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich.
Yanukovich was due to visit Kharkiv Saturday.
Ukrainians Topple Statue of Vladimir Lenin
Holy Iraq Saddam statue batman!
16 Lenin monuments were taken down yesterday in the Ukraine.
Ukraine MPs vote to free jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko - apparently without presidential approval
Russian WAR threat over Ukraine
Its up to Obama to heed Putins warning to avert an all-out war.
OUCH. Russia refused to sign an agreement to end the Ukraine crisis.
Putin refers to the rebels as bandits who terrorize the Ukraine.
Iceland to cancel their referendum on joining the EU.
Yanukovych declared that a coup is underway and that he is not going to resign.
Holy Venezuela Batman!
King Barack Obama was stunned after President Putin warned him that Russia was prepared to send over 250,000 heavily armed troops into Crimea (70% Russian) to protect the sovereignty of its citizens against further US-EU aggression.
Crimea is the home base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet located in Sevastopol.
Putin first became involved in Ukraine crisis after receiving a call from Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych who called for direct intervention by Moscow due to his nation being under direct attack from Neo-Nazi mobs supported by the EU and US.
Obama regime has instigated a number of coups against democratically elected governments.
Unfortunately for the people of Ukraine, Obama has aligned with the Neo-Nazi anti-Jew fascists.
The internet is a garden. You need to weed it.
Yanukovich NOT leaving
Feb. 23, 2014 Sunday Yanukovych refuses to resign, marshals Kharkiv against Kiev rebels.
From Kharkiv, he accused gangsters of staging a coup comparable to the Nazi putsch in Berlin of 1933.
Russia asked the German, French and Polish ministers to step in and take responsibility for the deal they helped the rivals forge Friday, warning that Ukrainian sovereignty was threatened.
The crisis is falling into the lines of a split between opposition Kiev and pro-Yanukovych Kharkiv
Defying attempts by protesters in Kiev to force him out, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych went on the air Saturday, Feb. 22,
to say he has no plans to resign. Apparently speaking from Kharkiv, he accused gangsters of a coup against him.
Ukraine is beginning to split between the pro-Western opposition in Kiev, and the pro-Russian government in Kharkiv, where Yanukovych is marshalling support.
Not all of Kiev backs rebel rule.
Yanukovych called illegal the parliament decision to dismiss Yanikovych and release Yulia Tymoshenko from jail.
Yanukovich NOT leaving
Ukrainians wakes up Sunday to NO government
After 3 months of conflict, the whereabouts of president Viktor Yanukovych are unknown since he fled Kiev and was dismissed by parliament. His foe Yulia Tymoshenko appealed to a Kiev crowd to embrace change. She spoke from a wheel chair after her release from jail. Rebels claimed the presidency office building.
The fate of the nation strategically important for Europe, Russia and the United States, is up in the air. DEBKA Feb 23
Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko says Keep fighting
Ukraine Yanukovych invokes rise of Hitler
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich fled his palace and the presidency under gunfire on Saturday, crying coup d’etat as the country’s parliament voted for his ouster and declared the embattled leader unfit to carry out his duties.
After a failed attempt to board an aircraft to Russia, Yanukovich compared unfolding events in his country to the rise of fascism in Germany.
“We are seeing a repetition of the Nazi overthrow of the 1930s in Germany,” he said, calling all actions taken Saturday by the parliament illegal.
Ukraine map of cultural divide
Why Ukraine Is Such A Big Deal For Russia
Feb. 23, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to stem Russian decline in global influence.
Moscow leverage in Ukraine is one way to preserve that influence. But there are other reasons why Ukraine is of deep interest to Russia that have more to do with history, faith, economics and culture.
Russia and Ukraine are joined at the hip. They share language, Russian media are popular in Ukraine, there are family ties, many Ukrainians work in Russia, and Russians have billions of dollars invested in Ukraine.
The olympics are over. NOW - WHAT will Putin do?
Moscow recalls ambassador from Kiev February 23. This was the first indication of a possible Russian response.
Arrest Warrant issued for Yanukovych
February 24, 2014 Monday the Ukraine acting government issued a warrant for the arrest of President Viktor Yanukovych.
The parliament speaker is suddenly nominally in charge of a country whose economy is on the brink of default and whose loyalties are torn between Europe and longtime ruler Russia.
Ousted Ukraine president sought for mass murder
The acting Ukrainian Minister announced that deposed President Viktor Yanukovych is wanted for the mass murder of peaceful citizens protesting against his rule. O PLEASE! Defense against anarchists and rebels is putting down rebellion - NOT murder!
President Viktor Yanukovych was seen in the Crimean town of Balaklava. I love baklava!
He is very likely under the protection of the Russian military there. debka
Yanukovych seen in Crimea
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych seen in Sevastopol, a port on Ukraine Crimean Peninsula that is the home of Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Ukrainian interim authorities issue arrest warrant for President Yanukovych
Looking at the Ukraine and elsewhere, how long before we see this in the USA?
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences.
And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
Leave Ukraine Alone
Outside powers are fighting a proxy war, with Ukraine suffering the most because of it.
The US has long meddled in the internal affairs of Ukraine. In 2004 it was US government money that helped finance the Orange Revolution. These same people keep pushing their own agenda
The US is seeking to determine who should make up the next Ukrainian government!
Sinator John McCain, who has made several trips to Ukraine recently to meet with the opposition, said the US must stand up to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea.
Why are US government officials so eager to tell the Ukrainians what they should do?
Has anyone bothered to ask the Ukrainians? NO.
Americans are tired of the US government getting involved in every crisis that arises.
The Obama policy is creating more enemies overseas, and we are out of money.
Most Ukrainians prefer that the US and Russia and the European Union stay out their affairs and respect their sovereignty.
Sochi Games over, will Putin move in on Ukraine?
Russian President Vladimir Putin did his best to show the world that he and his country have a soft side during the Sochi Olympics.
Now the Games are over, Western governments are concerned the smile will disappear and the gloves come off in Russian tug-of-war with Europe over the fate of Ukraine.
Russia recalled its ambassador from Ukraine.
Russian state television launched a scathing attack on Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovich, accusing him of betrayal.
The consequences are irreversible. Ukraine is one step from a split and civil war.
Russia may be so worried about losing influence in Ukraine, that it could use force.
LIAR Susan Rice said it would be a mistake if Russia sent troops to Ukraine.
Britain warned against Russian intervention.
Putin spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone and he said he wanted Ukraine to stay together.
Russia says doubts legitimacy of current Ukrainian authorities following President Viktor Yanukovich ouster, saying their recognition by some states was an aberration.
Feb. 25, 2014 Despite the news from Kiev that the Ukrainian Parliament has dismissed embattled President Yanukovych and secured the release of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine woes are far from over.
Rebellion in Ukraine has increased since President Yanukovych, under significant financial pressure from Russia, refused to sign a trade agreement with the European Union. 43% of Ukrainians approve of closer links with the EU. Thus, bowing to Russian pressure was seen as a betrayal by many, and evidence that the president favors the Kremlin over the western provinces.
Russia steps up Ukraine rhetoric
February 25, 2014 Tuesday, debka Breaking News
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday it is dangerous to force Ukraine to choose between Russia and the West. Moscow continues to question the legitimacy of the powers which seized control of Kiev and lay the groundwork for forcible Russian intervention.
Moscow recalls ambassador from Kiev February 23
This was the first indication of a possible Russian response. The olympics are over. NOW - WHAT will Putin do?
Clever of rebels to stage the coup when Putin was busy.
Ukraine is critical to Russia, Putin WILL NOT let it go!
I am old enough to remember how cruelly Russia took nations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants global influence. Moscow leverage in Ukraine is one
way to preserve that influence. Ukraine is insolvent financially.
They dont need this crisis - which is why the NWO caused it.
Jewish places firebombed
Feb. 25, 2014 A Jewish community center and synagogue were firebombed in Ukraine late Monday, according to the Chabad Lubavitch organization.
Fears that the tumult in Ukraine would place the Jewish community in harms way appeared to be realized late Monday, when Chabad, the religious outreach program which has managed to create a global presence, said that Molotov cocktails were hurled at a newly built facility in the southeastern Ukraine town of Zaporozhye.
The assailants were caught on camera in the act.
Ukraine - Dangerous signs of separatism
Ukraine's interim President Olexander Turchynov has warned of the dangers of separatism following the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych.
Many in Ukraine's Russian-speaking regions oppose his overthrow and the installation of a more European-leaning interim administration.
Russia is also angry at the changes, but said Moscow will not intervene.
The formation of a unity government has been delayed until Thursday.
Moscow warned other states against seeking advantages in Ukraine, but said Russia policy of non-intervention would continue.
Addressing parliament, Turchynov said a coalition of national faith must be elected.
And he said he would meet law enforcement agencies to discuss the risk of separatism in regions with large ethnic Russian populations.
Separatism is a serious threat.
What Is Happening In Ukraine Is Far More Important Than Most People Realize
What the people of Ukraine are being put through is absolutely horrible. They are caught in the middle of a massive tug of war between the East and the West, and they are paying a great price for it. Ultimately, Ukraine will end up either being dominated by Russia (a bad outcome) or by the EU and the United States (another bad outcome). Most Ukrainians just want to be free and want to be able to build a better future for themselves and their families, but it is extremely unlikely that they will be able to escape the specter of foreign domination. Meanwhile, the violence in Ukraine is planting the seeds for a potentially much larger conflict down the road. The days of "friendly relations" between the United States and Russia are now gone. Russia is absolutely furious that the U.S. has fueled a violent revolution on its own border, and it is something that Russian officials will not forget for a very long time. In return, U.S. officials are taking an increasingly harsh stance toward Russia. In the end, the seeds that are being planted right now could ultimately blossom into a full-blown conflict between the superpowers in the years to come.
Let there be no mistake - the United States is heavily involved in what is going on in Ukraine. Even the New York Times admits this. And the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and the Assistant Secretary of State have been caught on tape discussing their next moves in getting a new government installed in Ukraine.
In addition, a number of non-governmental organizations inside the United States have allegedly been assisting and organizing the revolution in Ukraine for a long time. At least a few of these organizations have ties to George Soros. This is something that I discussed in a previous article.
Some of the "progressive" NGOs that have been accused of fueling the violent revolution in Ukraine include the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, and the Open Society Foundations (formerly known as the Open Society Institute).
Please don't misunderstand me. I am not taking sides. I am just pointing out that both sides in Ukraine are controlled. If I was living in Ukraine, I would want both Russia and the United States to go away and leave Ukraine alone.
Instead, Ukraine is being used as a battleground to fight a proxy war between the East and the West. Now that the opposition has gained the upper hand, it does not appear that Russian officials are in any mood to recognize the new "government"...
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday said Russia had grave doubts about the legitimacy of those in power in Ukraine following President Viktor Yanukovich's ouster, saying their recognition by some states was an "aberration".
Medvedev also stated that he has "big doubts about the legitimacy of a whole series of organs of power that are now functioning there."
Last Friday, an agreement was signed by the two sides in Ukraine that was supposed to bring about a peaceful resolution to all of this. But the revolutionaries reneged on the deal and toppled the government instead. Needless to say, Russia was quite horrified by this...
The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized the West for turning a blind eye to what Moscow described as the opposition reneging on its agreement signed Friday to form a unity government and aiming to “suppress dissent in various regions of Ukraine with dictatorial and, sometimes, even terrorist methods.”
So what does Russia plan to do?
That is the big question that everyone is asking.
They are not doing much of anything just yet. But there have been rumors that we could potentially see some economic blowback...
Russia and the Customs Union could temporarily limit increased-risk food imports from Ukraine, given fears of loose safety control, said Sergei Dankvert, head of the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary oversight service Rosselkhoznadzor.
"My Belarusian colleague and I are extremely concerned about the situation in Ukraine. We do not rule out that curbs could be introduced on the imports of products of high veterinary and phytosanitary risks from Ukraine," Dankvert told Interfax after talks with his Belarusian counterpart Yury Pivovarchik in Bryansk, and telephone talks with Ukraine's Deputy Agrarian Policy Minister Ivan Bisyuk.
Of course what the U.S. government is most concerned about is any military action that Russia might take.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice says that what has happened in Ukraine reflects "the will of the Ukrainian people and the interests of the United States and Europe" and that it would be a "grave mistake" for Russia to get militarily involved.
But whatever happens over the next few days, nobody should think that the Russians are simply going to abandon their interests in Ukraine. Russia has a very important military base down in the Crimea, and the eastern half of the country is very pro-Russian.
So the struggle between East and West in Ukraine is likely to continue for quite some time to come. The following is an excerpt from a recent WND article...
The issue with Ukraine is whether it will join the E.U. or Putin’s Eurasian Union. The country is roughly divided on this issue between eastern and western Ukraine. The eastern portion wants to remain with Russia while the western side wants to move closer with the West.
In southern Ukraine, where the Crimea is located, Russian influence remains strong.
Because demonstrators who want to see Ukraine lean westward have become emboldened with their immediate success of ousting Yanukovich, it could make it more difficult for them to come to terms with any settlement agreement to reunify the country.
Moscow has a large naval military facility in Sevastopol in the Crimea and recently received a 25-year lease extension to 2042, with another five-year renewal option until 2047. In exchange, Ukraine received a multiyear discounted contract for much-needed natural gas.
And the pro-Russian eastern half of the country is actually the stronger of the two halves economically. So this will likely complicate matters for the EU and the U.S. as they try to bring Ukraine into their sphere of influence...
Seven of Ukraine’s 10 largest private companies by revenue are either headquartered or maintain the majority of their operations in eastern Ukraine. These firms are owned by some of Ukraine’s wealthiest and most influential individuals. Three of these 10 corporations — mining and steel company Metinvest, energy firm DTEK and its subsidiary Donetskstal — are based in the eastern industrial city of Donetsk and are owned by Ukraine’s wealthiest man, Rinat Akhmetov. Interpipe, the company that controls 10 percent of the world market share of railway wheels and more than 11 percent of the world market share of manganese ferroalloys, is based in Dnipropetrovsk and belongs to businessman and politician Victor Pinchuk.
The country’s most important businessmen are embedded in the east, where their businesses make disproportionately high contributions to the Ukrainian economy and national budget.
In the end, this proxy war between the East and the West has left Ukraine with a collapsed economy and on the brink of civil war.
And what has happened in Ukraine has caused permanent damage in the relationship between the United States and Russia.
It won't happen this month or even this year, but someday the U.S. may end up bitterly regretting antagonizing the Russian Bear.
At least that is what I think.
So what do you think?
Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below...
Russian Troops Take Up Positions In Sevastopol As Ukraine Teeters On The Brink Of Civil War
Russian military vehicles have been photographed in the main square of Sevastopol, and there are fears that Ukraine is about to plunge into a very bloody civil war. The pro-Russian eastern half of Ukraine is in a state of shock, and many living there are openly calling on Russia to militarily intervene to protect them against the protest groups that have seized power in Kiev. Down in the Crimea, where approximately 60 percent of the population is ethnically Russian, militia groups have formed to protect their region from the “fascist scum running around in Kiev with swastikas“. That quote is from a recent Time Magazine article, and it demonstrates the extreme level of tension that exists between the two halves of Ukraine right now. Perhaps a peaceful resolution can still be achieved, but at the moment a civil war seems quite likely. And if war does erupt, the truth is that it is going to be exceedingly difficult for Russia to stay out of it.
And Russia is not just sitting back and waiting to see what will happen. They are actively moving military forces into position for a potential conflict. Just check out this excerpt from an International Business Times article entitled “Russian Ships Arrive On Ukraine’s Crimean Coast As Fears Mount Over Russian Invasion In the Region“…
According to Russian news site flot.com, Russian military ships carrying soldiers have arrived on Ukraine’s Crimean coast in what some are claiming could be the early signs of a Russian coup in the hotly disputed autonomous region of the Crimea.
Russia’s large landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov has arrived near the Russia Black Sea Fleet’s base at Sevastopol, which Russia has leased from Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The ship is reported to be carrying as many as 200 soldiers and has joined four additional ships carrying an unknown amount of Special Forces troops. Flot.com also reported over the weekend that personnel from the 45th Airborne Special Forces unit and additional divisions had been airlifted into Anapa, a city on Russia’s Black Sea coastline. In addition, it is believed that Russia’s Sevastopol base contains as many as 26,000 troops already, according to the German Institute for International And Security Affairs.
Posted below is a photograph that has been shared widely on Twitter of a Russian armored personnel carrier sitting right in the middle of the main square in Sevastopol. Needless to say, this sends a very strong message to the new “regime” in Kiev…
And according to the Guardian, officials have “installed” a pro-Russian mayor in the city. In fact, this new mayor is actually a Russian citizen…
Authorities in the southern Ukrainian city of Sevastopol have installed a pro-Russian mayor as fears grow that the Kremlin may be stoking separatist sentiment in the region.
Sevastopol’s city council handed power to Aleksei Chaliy, a Russian citizen, during an extraordinary session on Monday evening while more than a thousand protesters gathered around city hall chanting “Russia, Russia, Russia,” and “A Russian mayor for a Russian city.”
Fears are spreading that separatists in Sevastopol, and the Crimean region of which it is a part, could use the power vacuum in Ukraine to seize greater autonomy and deepen ties with Russia.
It has become quite clear that Russia does not intend to relinquish control over the Crimea, and the overwhelmingly pro-Russian population down there does not want that to happen either. In fact, many citizens down there see this as an opportunity for the Crimea to reunite with Russia…
So when the forces of the revolution took over the national parliament on Friday, pledging to rid Ukraine of Russian influence and integrate with Europe, the people of Crimea panicked. Some began to form militias, others sent distress calls to the Kremlin. And if the officers of the Berkut riot police are now despised throughout the rest of the country for killing dozens of protesters in Kiev this week, they were welcomed in Crimea as heroes.
For Ukraine’s revolutionary leaders, that presents an urgent problem. In a matter of days, their sympathizers managed to seize nearly the entire country, including some of the most staunchly pro-Russian regions of eastern Ukraine. But they have made barely any headway on the Crimean peninsula. On the contrary, the revolution has given the ethnic Russian majority in Crimea their best chance ever to break away from Kiev’s rule and come back under the control of Russia. “An opportunity like this has never come along,” says Tatyana Yermakova, the head of the Russian Community of Sevastopol, a civil-society group in Crimea.
It will be fascinating to see what happens in the days and weeks to come.
Of greatest concern to the west, of course, is the possibility of Russian military intervention in the rest of Ukraine.
At this point, western officials don’t think that Russia will intervene in Ukraine, but they certainly aren’t ruling that possibility out either…
There would be enormous risks – and Moscow would likely contemplate it only as a last resort. But it is not inconceivable that Russia could find a pretext—particularly if ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine were violently suppressed in an uprising against decisions made by a new government. In such extreme circumstances, Moscow would probably prefer a partition that would install a Russian-friendly government in the East, arranged either by force or maneuvering behind the scenes.
If Russia does get militarily involved, it is a certainty that Ukraine will at least lose control of the Crimea. In fact, one Russian official has already made that abundantly clear…
The Crimea region lies on the northern coast of the Black Sea. Russia’s massive Black Sea Fleet is stationed at Sevastopol and 60% of the region’s population are ethnic Russians.
Moscow earlier revealed that it would be ready to go for war over the Crimea region in order to protect the large population and army installations.
“If Ukraine breaks apart, it will trigger a war. They will lose Crimea first [because] we will go in and protect [it], just as we did in Georgia,” an unidentified Russian official told the Financial Times.
So if Russia does take military action in Ukraine, what will the West do?
Will the U.S. and the EU just sit on their hands and complain loudly?
Or will they also take military action?
This proxy war in Ukraine has already caused permanent damage to the relationship between the United States and Russia, and many believe that this conflict is planting the seeds from which World War III may eventually erupt.
Please keep the people of Ukraine in prayer. This is a great tragedy for their nation. And if the situation in Ukraine does descend into mass bloodshed, it could potentially set off a chain of events which would ultimately lead to global war.
In somewhat related news...
Pentagon Set to Slash Military to Pre-World War II Levels
The cuts in military spending, forces and weapons programs address the stark reality of growing budget pressures at home while pointing to the improbability that the United States will engage in a large ground war.
Feb. 26, 2014 Wednesday
US sending Marines to guard embassy in Ukraine. WHAAAAAAAA!?
Jews should flee Ukraine
2 Jewish Yeshiva students were attacked in January, Ukraine Rabbi Moshe Essman urged Jews to flee Kiev if not the entire country while they still can.
Concerns about the safety of the Jewish community is rising. Many Jews live within walking distance of the main square where the violence has been occurring, and the situation remains unpredictable.
Protesters in stand-off in pro-Russian Crimea
Pro and anti-Russian protesters are involved in a confrontation in Simferopol Crimea.
New Ukraine authorities due to unveil cabinet after disbanding Berkut riot police.
Russia condemns rise of fascism in western Ukraine.
Supporters of Ukraine revolution Russian opponents are embroiled in an ugly stand-off outside the regional assembly in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, where members are thought to be debating a possible referendum to decide the future of the Black Sea peninsula.
The autonomous eastern peninsula, which is home to a largely ethnic Russian population, is at the centre of tensions over the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Moscow, by pro-European protesters at the weekend.
Ukraine disbands elite Berkut anti-riot police
Berkut police blamed for the deaths of rebels has been disbanded.
Turchynov assumed the duties of the head of the armed forces.
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Putin orders test of Russian forces
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a test of the “battle readiness” of military forces deployed in the western and central areas of the country, a likely show of Kremlin muscle to reassure ethnic Russians in Ukraine that their rights and interests will be defended.
The announcement of the “immediate and thorough” readiness exercises was made by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and reported by the Interfax news agency.
“Putin ordered confirmation of troop capabilities for action in the event of a crisis situation that presents a threat to the military security of the country,” as well as anti-terrorism and emergency response readiness, Shoigu was quoted as saying by Interfax.
The readiness test was ordered amid growing tensions in Ukraine between the Russian-allied eastern areas of the restive country and pro-Western political forces now in control of the capital, Kiev, following a rebellion that drove President Viktor Yanukovich to flee his office.
Acting Ukrainian President Olexandr Turchynov was to address a public rally in Kiev’s Independence Square late Wednesday to announce proposed appointments to an interim Cabinet to govern Ukraine until a presidential election to replace Yanukovich on May 25 and parliamentary elections expected over the summer.
The current parliament, now largely devoid of lawmakers from Yanukovich’s Party of Regions, who either defected to the opposition or retreated to their home bases, was to vote on the nominations Thursday.
|2 Jewish Yeshiva students were attacked in January, Ukraine Rabbi Moshe Essman urged Jews to flee Kiev if not the entire country while they still can.
Concerns about the safety of the Jewish community is rising. Many Jews live within walking distance of the main square where the violence has been occurring, and the situation remains unpredictable.
Remember prophecy says how the Jews will be returning to Israel (their homeland) in the end times -
maybe not all of them, but we're seeing a lot of this in recent years.
WASHINGTON (AP) Feb. 27, 2014 - Kerry says US plans $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine.
Russian troops take control of main road to Ukrainian port city of Sevastopol -@globeandmail
Possible military intervention by Russia in Ukraine would be a costly decision - @Reuters
Putin Orders Military Alert to Defend Ukraine
Feb. 27, 2014 Putin had previously warned the US of his intention to protect the Russian citizens of Ukraine and stunned Obama when he said he was prepared for WAR with USA.
The Obama regime supported fascists in Ukraine who firebombed Jewish synagogues and attacked Jewish leaders. Like all Muslims, Obama hates Israel and Jews.
15,000 Neo-Nazis wearing WW2 German army uniforms began their fascist siege against President Viktor Yanukovych on 15 January. The fascist govt now controlling Ukraine are Nazis and hate Jews.
(Ditto the Golden Dawn in Greece are Nazi. http://cj.myfreeforum.org/ftopic471-288.php )
These Nazis have banned the Russian language, and proposed banning all Russian news.
Ukraine revolutionaries are violent, and backed by Obama and EU.
Ukraine banks have lost $3 billion in just 2 days, and is near default on its loans.
Natural gas supplies (by Russia) to Ukraine may be cut off.
Western BORG media deceive their citizens as always, regarding the true nature of the barbarian new govt in Ukraine.
Sorcha Faal articles are always a very weedy garden, but worth the look.
Its worse than you know!
Interfax reports the Russian Military was put on alert
US troops to go to Ukraine Crimea - that is Russia!
If Obama sends US troops to Crimea, that fool is declaring WAR on Russia!
He is sending them to certain DEATH!
* BA, I combined your posts
Crimea is Russia
February 27, 2014 Government Buildings Seized in Ukraine Crimea
Pro-Russia men seized local government buildings in Crimea and raised a Russian flag.
The Crimea peninsula houses Russian Black Sea fleet.
The men occupying the local parliament building did not voice any demands but threw a flash grenade at a journalist. Good.
They wore black and orange ribbons, a Russian symbol of the victory in World War II, and put up a sign saying Crimea is Russia.
The events unfolding in Crimea highlighted the divided allegiances between Russia and the West Ukraine after Yanukovych fled the capital, Kiev.
They raised the NEW Russian flag
Yanukovich says he's still president, asks Russia to ensure his safety
The west is playing with fire to drive the Russian naval base out of Crimea
Ukraine warns Russia against 'aggression' in Crimea
Ukrainian interim President Olexander Turchynov has warned Russia against any "military aggression" in Crimea.
He said Russia's troops from Russia's Black Sea Fleet should not move outside their naval base in Sebastopol.
The warning comes after armed men seized Crimea's regional parliament and the government headquarters of the Russian-majority region.
The Russian flag had been raised over both buildings in Simferopol. It is not clear who the men are.
RUSSIAN WARSHIP DOCKS IN HAVANA
Feb. 27, 2014 Havana CUBA - A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday.
The Viktor Leonov was docked at the port of Havana, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
The ship is armed with 30mm guns and anti-aircraft missiles.
Its visit comes as Cuban patron, Venezuela, is facing violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
February 27, 2014 Breaking News
Russian fighter jets placed on alert on Ukraine borders
Russian flags flew over Crimea’s regional government buildings Thursday after their capture by armed men in an apparent pro-Russian coup. Kiev sending military to Crimea. The Russian defense ministry then announced that fighter jets stood on combat alert along its western borders with Ukraine. DEBKAfile
Ukraine president Yanukovych surfaces in Moscow
Viktor Yanukovych, who fled Kiev, surfaced Thursday in Moscow. Since asking for Russian protection, he has been housed in a Kremlin property outside the Russian capital.
The Russians refuse to recognize the new authorities in Kiev, may be considering accepting the deposed president as the legitimate Ukraine ruler and meanwhile offering him the same protection as any other pro-Russian Ukrainian citizen. Allowing Yanukovych to surface after five days is intended to exert pressure on the provisional rulers of Kiev, coupled with military heat. Russian TV ran photos of Russian air transports loading tanks, APCs and heavy military vehicles at one of their bases. DEBKAfile
Pro-Moscow coup in Crimea. Russian fighter jets on W. border on combat alert. Kiev deploys security forces
Russian fighter jets on combat alert along its western borders with Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin will never relinquish Russian control of the Crimean peninsula and its military bases there, or the big Black Sea naval base at Sevastopol.
This military stronghold is the key to Russian Middle East policy. If it is imperiled, so too are Russia’s military posture in Syria and Iran.
Violent clashes in Simferopol Crimea
Russia must stop this rebellion to save Russia.
And so, Putin staged an urgent 4 day drill to test the combat readiness of Russian military, involving fleets and air force.
February 28, 2014, Friday - WHO to believe? NO ONE!
What is so dangerous about Crimea?
This has color maps showing how likely it is Ukraine will be split
LIVE UPDATES from Russia
Swiss authorities have blocked the bank accounts of 20 Ukrainian citizens, AFP reported.
The Geneva Prosecutor’s Office has commenced a probe into whether the ousted president Viktor Yanukovich and his family were involved in money laundering.
LIVE UPDATES from BBC
Roar of fighter jets over the capital of the Russian south.
Russians occupy Crimea airports
A witness reported seeing people at Kiev square wearing US and UK military uniforms. This is probably true. USA-UK started this crisis.
Moscow urged NATO to refrain from provocative statements on Ukraine
No takeover at Crimea airport, self-defense squads on patrol
Off script - This one I believe in part
The EU Plan for Ukraine went off the script. The EU intended to force Yanukovych to its will, not oust him. Hmmm ... did Syria go off script too?
Kiev accused Russia of an armed invasion
Russian marines, paratroops seize Crimean airports
Russian marines and paratroops took control of Crimea main airports at dawn.
Another group seized other key points - buildings bridges, road hubs and power stations.
Russia considers this a coup against the lawful rule of President Viktor Yanukovych.
The West (Obama) stands by their nazi rebels.
So far Russian President Vladimir Putin has not ordered direct action against Kiev - only Crimea, where Russian troops have been deployed to secure the region and its strategic bases and protect the Russian-speaking majority.
The Kiev rebel administration is unsustainable in bankrupt Ukraine.
They will soon be confronted with demands to supply wages, food and medicines to the public and the army.
Putin calculates that he holds all the cards. Yep. He do.
The Feb. 21 agreement had recognized Yanukovich as Ukraine president and placed him at the head of a national unity government.
Yanukovich will hold a news conference at Rostov, Russia - 502 kilometers from Simferopol.
Pay NO attention to anything John Kerry or Chuck Hagal say, no one cares. They are utterly empty.
Moscow is making it clear that it wont give an inch on its refusal to accept the Obama Kiev rebels.
The forgotten treaty which could drag the US and UK into WAR with Russia if Putin's troops intervene in Ukraine
The agreement sees signatories promise to protect Ukraine's borders
It was signed by Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma in 1994
Ukrainian parliament has now reached out directly to all the countries who signed the treaty
Putin currently has 150,000 troops on Ukraine's borders
The US and Britain have both made 'crisis calls' to President Putin to warn him to respect territorial boundaries
NATO also asked Russia not to take action that could escalate tension
However Moscow responded by telling the organization to 'refrain' from provocative statements on Ukraine and respect its 'non-bloc' status
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says 'we are all Ukrainians' - @TIME
Ukraine's UN ambassador says he told UN Security Council that Russian military helicopters, planes entered country, armed forces seized Crimea's main airport - @AP 28 Feb 2014
FYI, Russia does have VETO power at the UN security council.
Spokesman for the Ukrainian border service says 8 Russian transport planes have landed in Crimea - @AP
February 28, 2014 Obama warns Russia of 'costs' in Ukraine
Delivering a blunt warning to Moscow, President Barack Obama expressed deep concern Friday over reported military activity inside Ukraine by Russia and warned "there will be costs" for any intervention.
He did not say what those costs might be.
Obama called on Russia to respect the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine and not try to take advantage of its neighbor, which is undergoing political upheaval.
"Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply stabilizing," Obama said in a hastily arranged statement delivered from the White House. Such action by Russia would not serve the interests of the Ukrainian people, Russia or Europe, Obama said, and would represent a "profound interference" in matters he said must be decided by the Ukrainian people.
"Just days after the world came to Russia for the Olympic Games, that would invite the condemnation of nations around the world," Obama said. "The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."
March 1, 2014
Russia took over communications centres on Friday.
I expect internet and phone to be cut off soon, if its not already gone.
New pro-Russian prime minister of Crimea says referendum on status of the Ukrainian region to be advanced to 30 March.
Death to the Jews
Death to the Jews found written on a Crimea synagogue.
Criminals climbed over 2-meter fence to write inscription, draw swastika.
A Nazi swastika and the inscription "Death to the Jews" were found on the Reform Ner Tamid synagogue in Simferopol.
Since the crisis began prices went up 30%, pensions arent being paid.
As usual, Jews are blamed.
This was the first such anti-Semitic attack on a synagogue here in 20 years.
Several days earlier, unknown assailants threw several firebombs at a synagogue in Kiev.
Neo Nazis are the Kiev rebels. Islam and Nazi and the pope all hate Jews.
Ukrainian Jews seek urgent help from Israel
Director of European Jewish Assn urges PM Netanyahu to send security forces to Jewish communities in Ukraine due to growing wave of anti-Semitic attacks.
Russia seeks access to bases in 8 countries
Russia is negotiating with 8 governments around the world for access to military facilities.
Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore. MAP here
CYPRUS is near Israel and the 2 nations have several deals. Trouble!
WATCH RUSSIA, the bear wakes
Ukrainian Jews Need Help NOW
February 28 report from Jerry Golden in Jerusalem Israel
The dwindling food supply in Kiev has provoked a state of panic.
Ukrainians are no strangers to political upheaval. They also are well aware of how serious it can become - Ukrainian Famine details on link
Today Ukraine finds itself in the same situation with Russia threatening to cut off all support, fuel and assistance of any kind if they turn towards the West for help.
Ukraine Urged Jews to Flee Kiev After Attack
One of Ukraine’s Chief Rabbis urged Jews to leave Kiev following a January anti-Semitic attack on two Chabad yeshiva students.
Israeli Embassy told Jews not go outside.
Many Kiev Jews live within walking distance of the main square.
Jewish schools forced to close down. The situation here is dire.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all the IDF soldiers.
Crimea appeals to Putin
Mar 1, 2014 New Crimean PM asks Putin to help maintain peace
Crimea new pro-Moscow prime minister Serhiy Aksyonov asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help in maintaining peace in the region. Aksyonov was appointed by the Crimean parliament and is taking control of Crimea interior ministry, armed forces, fleet and border guards. Crimea is cut off from the rest of Ukraine. DEBKA
Heavily armed unidentified soldiers took up positions outside the Crimea parliament in Simferopol, on Saturday.
Communications centres were seized overnight, in addition to two airports.
I expect internet and phone to be cut off soon, if its not already gone.
Obama issued a weak, meaningless statement then went to play golf.
Kiev Nazis attack Crimea overnight
Men from Kiev tried to seize the Crimean Interior Ministry overnight.
Firearms have been used in the clashes.
Aksyonov to temporarily manage all national security forces in Ukraine.
Russian takeover of Crimea
Russian Rapid Intervention Force airlifted into Crimea near Sebastopol.
Russian troops in uniform took control of the runways of 2 Crimea airports at Simferopol and Sevastopol.
For now, President Vladimir Putin has not ordered direct action against Kiev - only Crimea
Crimean leader claims control, asks Putin for help
Mar 1, 2014 The pro-Russian leader of Ukraine's Crimea region claimed control of the military and police there Saturday and appealed to Russia's President Vladimir Putin for help in keeping peace, sharpening the discord between the two Slavic neighbor countries.
It was the latest escalation following the ouster of Ukraine's pro-Russian president last week by a protest movement aimed at turning Ukraine toward the European Union and away from Russia.
Ukrainian Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov signs decree ruling that appointment of pro-Russia premier in Crimea is illegal - @Reuters
Russia refuses to hold talks with Ukraine over territorial integrity, Interfax news agency reports - @Reuters
Ukrainian prime minister says his government will not be drawn into conflict by Russian 'provocations' in Crimea - @BBCBreaking
Acting leader of Crimea's new government Sergey Aksyonov calls on Moscow to intervene to keep the peace - @maxseddon
Ukrainian defense minister says Russia has recently brought 6,000 additional troops into Ukraine - @Reuters
Russian foreign ministry says Moscow is 'extremely concerned' about the recent developments in Ukraine's Crimea - @Reuters
Crimea's secession referendum rescheduled for March 30, Crimean governor says - @MaximEristavi, @WSJ
Russian forces seize control of military airfield in east of Ukraine's Crimea region; Simferopol Airport airspace now closed - @Reuters
Russia's Black Sea fleet says it is cooperating with Crimea authorities on security of fleet facilities - @WSJbreakingnews
Thousands participate in a pro-Russia demonstration in Donetsk, Ukraine - @novostidnua via @MaximEristavi
France's foreign minister urges all sides in Crimea to refrain from acts that could increase tension and affect Ukraine's territorial integrity - @Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin submits proposal to parliament to use armed forces in Ukraine's Crimea, Kremlin statement says - @Reuters, @AP
More: Russian President Vladimir Putin says military is needed to protect ethnic Russians and military base personnel in Crimea - @AP
read more on bigstory.ap.org
Russian President Vladimir Putin requests use of 'armed forces on the territory of Ukraine pending the normalization of the sociopolitical situation in that country' - @clarissaward
Photo: Full text of Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to use military in Ukraine - via @mashable
Russians strike Ukraine army post in Crimea. Kiev fears Ukraine army putsch.
March 1, 2014, Saturday - US warships on standby.
As Moscow’s master plan for Ukraine continued to unfold, Russian forces Saturday, March 1, staged their first attack on a Ukraine military installation in Crimea, while completing their takeover of the region and its severance from Ukraine. Interfax reported from a Ukrainian source that 20 soldiers had entered an anti-aircraft missile command post in western Crimea and that negotiations rather than a clash were under way.
Earlier Saturday, Crimea's new pro-Moscow prime minister Serhiy Aksyonov asked President Vladimir Putin for help in “maintaining peace in the region,” saying he was in control of the region’s interior ministry, armed forces, fleet and border guards.
The invitation set the scene for Russian military intervention in Crimea at the request of its government. Moscow said the appeal would not go “unnoticed," while the Russian foreign ministry declared itself “extremely concerned” by developments in Crimea – cynically echoing US President Barack Obama’s expression Friday of “deep concern” about Russian military movements inside Ukraine and his warning of “costs.”
The Crimean premier, appointed Thursday by parliament in Simferopol, later announced that a referendum would be held on March 30 to determine the peninsula’s status. Meanwhile, he said, Russian Black Sea fleet servicemen were guarding important buildings.
March 1, 2014
Russian parliament approves President Vladimir Putin's request to send military to Ukraine - @AP, @Reuters
White House on Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to Parliament to approve use of armed forces in Ukraine: 'We're monitoring the situation closely, consulting with our partners, and considering the potential costs the President spoke about yesterday' - @NBCNews
Ukraine's acting president calls emergency meeting of security chiefs, spokeswoman says - @Reuters
Senior Ukrainian politician Vitali Klitschko calls for 'general mobilization' in Ukraine - @Reuters
Russia's parliament recommends Moscow's ambassador be recalled from US over comments made by President Barack Obama regarding Ukrainian situation - @AP
Dozens hurt in clashes when pro-Russia activists stormed regional government's headquarters in eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and raised the Russian flag, local media reports - @Reuters
UN Security Council to hold meeting on crisis in Ukraine at 2 pm ET - @Reuters
And Russia has VETO power!
Pro-Russia demonstrators reportedly 'tear up Ukrainian flag' in protests in Donetsk, Ukraine - @itvnews
British Foreign Secretary William Hague: 'This is a potentially grave threat to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine' - @jessicaelgot
US official says there is no change in US military posture as a result of Crimea situation - @Reuters
Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey, CIA Director John Brennan and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel seen departing White House after meeting - @stevebruskCNN
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke Saturday with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu - @Reuters
Obama Warns Russia on Ukraine, Then 30 Minutes Later Declares 'Happy Hour' For Democrats
i wonder if he went golfing later that night?
In one of the weirdest episodes of his presidency, Barack Obama yesterday popped up in the White House briefing room to somberly warn Russia not to intervene in Ukraine in what critics called an incredibly weak statement, and less than 30 minutes later declared "Happy Hour" with a band of fellow Democrats.
In a hastily scheduled appearance after a day in which Russian troops swarmed into Crimea, the president urged an end to the violence and encouraged Ukrainians "to pursue a course in which they stabilize their country, forge a broad-based government and move to elections this spring."
With his most serious face on, he said he had spoken with President Putin "several days" ago, but added that "we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside of Ukraine.
"It would represent a profound interference in matters that must be determined by the Ukrainian people. It would be a clear violation of Russia’s commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of Ukraine, and of international laws," he said.
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said afterward on Fox News that “The Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obama’s statement. I find it rather staggering.”
He interpreted the statement to mean that when Obama said “We will stand with the international community_ he really meant "We are going to negotiate with a dozen other countries who will water down the statement — in affirming that there will be costs — meaning in making a statement not even imposing a cost, but in making a statement about imposing a cost — for any military intervention.”
Weirder still, minutes later, Obama hit the Capitol Hilton hotel for the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting. He was in an oddly jovial mood, given that he'd just delivered such a somber statement.
"Well, it's Friday. It’s after 5 o'clock. So, this is now officially happy hour with the Democratic Party,” the president said at the huge fundraiser. "I can do that. It is an executive action. I have the authority.”
At one point, an audience member in the raucous crowd yelled: "Tell us about your plans for nuclear war with Russia!
Then this happened, according to the White House transcript:
THE PRESIDENT: I'm sorry, who’s that back there? (Laughter.) What the heck are you talking about? (Applause.)
AUDIENCE: Obama! Obama! Obama!
THE PRESIDENT: No, no, don't worry about it. We're okay. Have a seat. I don't know anything about that plan. (Laughter.) I don't know what you’ve been reading. (Laughter.) Let me return to what I was talking about. (Applause.) See, he thought happy hour started earlier. (Laughter and applause.)
And maybe happy hour started a bit early for the president, too.
Mar 1, 2014
Obama's national security team met for an update on the situation in Ukraine and to discuss potential policy options, senior US official says - @Reuters
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he is convening a meeting of the North Atlantic Council on Sunday to discuss Ukraine - @Reuters
Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin says UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine is a 'game without rules' - @marcellehopkins
Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Obama that Russia reserves the right to protect its interests if there is violence in eastern Ukraine or Crimea - @CBCAlerts
US calls for 'immediate deployment' of UN observers to Ukraine - @itvnews
In call with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, President Obama says Russia has violated international law - @AFP
US to suspend participation in preparatory meetings for G8 Summit in Sochi, Russia; warns of 'greater political economic isolation,' White House says - @Rueters
Ukraine army on full alert as Russia backs sending troops
Ukraine says it has put its army on full combat alert after Russia's parliament approved the deployment of Russian troops to Ukraine.
Acting President Olexander Turchynov **this guy just ran a coup, he has no reason to complain. Bet he was backed by the U.S.** said he had also stepped up security at key sites, including nuclear plants.
Russia's Vladimir Putin requested extra troops to protect Russian interests in Ukraine. It came on a day of pro-Russia rallies in the country.
The move has been met with alarm from Western leaders.
President Putin had a 90-minute phone call with US President Barack Obama in which, the Kremlin said, he made clear that Moscow reserves the right to protect its interests and those of Russian speakers in Ukraine.
He also stressed that that this would not be limited to the current flashpoint of Crimea "if violence spread further in the eastern regions of Ukraine".
Mr Obama, the White House said, told Mr Putin that the appropriate way to address any concerns "is peacefully through direct engagement" with the Ukrainian government and international mediating bodies.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for "an immediate restoration of calm and direct dialogue", whilst Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen tweeted: "Urgent need for de-escalation in Crimea."
The UN Security Council was holding an emergency session on the crisis on Saturday, and Nato and EU officials are due to hold talks in the coming days.
Obama Skips National Security Team Meeting on Russia, Ukraine
A White House official emailed some reporters to say that President Obama's team met today to discuss the ongoing situation on Ukraine. It appears President Obama did not attend.
"The President's national security team met today to receive an update on the situation in Ukraine and discuss potential policy options. We will provide further updates later this afternoon," reads the full statement.
Full statement from WH official pic.twitter.com/xx13P8TsYd
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 1, 2014
According to Time magazine's Zeke Miller, Obama skipped the meeting. "Obama did not attend the meeting, but WH official says he has been briefed by Susan Rice and his national security team," says Miller.
Obama did not attend the meeting, but WH official says he has been briefed by Susan Rice and his national security team.
Canada recalls ambassador from Moscow over Russia's military involvement in Ukraine, government says - @CP24
March 2, 2014, Sunday
The US Mediterranean Sixth Fleet declared a high alert.
Canada recalls ambassador from Moscow over Russia, military in Ukraine
Russia confiscates weapons in Crimea
Russian military took weapons from a radar base and naval training facility in Crimea and urged personnel to side with the legitimate leaders. Interfax
Kiev calls up reserves
Ukraine is calling up all military reserves and must ensure the armed forces are combat-ready as soon as possible. Kiev Nazis seek US and British help in Ukraine.
Ukrainian military resigning en masse in Crimea
Ukrainian army dispatched to Crimea are resigning.
Buildings have been occupied and guarded by the local self-defense forces.
Read comments here
2 Russian anti-sub warships moved to Sebastopol
Ukraine accuses Moscow of breaching their contract by posting anti-submarine warships at the Crimean port of Sebastopol. Europe said Russia has 15,000 troops into Crimea. The Kiev Nazi govt appealed to the EU, the US and NATO for help. debka
Russia cuts Crimea off from Ukraine
This interim Nazi regime set up by the Ukraine opposition in Kiev may be ousted.
Interfax reported negotiations rather than a clash were under way.
Kiev fears Ukraine army putsch. US warships on standby
Russian forces staged their first attack on a Ukraine military installation in Crimea March 1, while completing their takeover of the region and its severance from Ukraine.
Kiev Nazis accused Russia of an armed invasion of Ukraine.
Russia is not an invasion but a legal bid to protect its interests.
Crimea is now cut off from the rest of Ukraine.
The new authorities in Kiev may NOT control the Ukraine army. No one knows where the loyalties lie.
Russia energy Gazprom warned Kiev that it has a huge debt for natural gas that needed to be urgently paid if the supply is to continue.
WHY should Russia give their enemies anything? Only Israel does that.
The US Mediterranean Sixth Fleet secretly declared a high alert.
2 US warships which had been deployed in the Black Sea to back up Russian security for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi - the USS Taylor Frigate and the USS Mount Whitney intelligence ship - have moved over to the western side of the Black Sea opposite Crimea and facing the Russian navy base of Sevastopol.
Obama may boycott the G8 summit Putin plans to host in Sochi this summer.
O wow! Such a leader.
Russian citizens, troops threatened in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin has requested the use of Russian military forces in Ukraine to settle the situation there. The Russian population and the Crimea-based Black Sea Fleet are threatened by the situation.
Russian senators vote to use stabilizing military forces in Ukraine
Russian lawmakers okay 'invasion'
Thousands rally against illegitimate Kiev govt
Thousands rally against illegitimate Kiev Nazi govt, raise Russian flags in eastern Ukraine.
Thousands of pro-Russian demonstrators across eastern Ukraine and Crimea are protesting against the new nazi government. Gunshots have been reported.
Gaps wide after Obama-Putin 90-minute phone call
Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a 90 minute phone call Saturday that sending troops into Ukraine is a clear violation of that country’s sovereignty and carried the risk of Russian isolation. His request to de-escalate the crisis and withdraw Russian forces back to bases in Crimea went unheeded. Putin stressed that the situation in Ukraine poses real threats to the life and health of Russian citizens and compatriots who live in Ukrainian territory. Putin declared that Russia maintains the right to protect its interests and the Russian-speaking population that lives there. debka
Hundreds of unidentified gunmen surround Ukrainian military infantry base in Crimea, blocking soldiers from leaving - @AP
Photo: Ukrainian soldiers behind the gates of Ukraine's infantry base in Privolnoye - @jamesmatesitv
German foreign minister says escalation of tensions in Ukraine is 'extremely dangerous' - @Reuters
Mar 2, 2014
NATO calls on Russia to withdraw forces back to bases and refrain from interfering elsewhere in Ukraine, Rasmussen says - @Reuters
Russian President Putin has accepted Chancellor Merkel's proposal to set up a 'fact-finding mission to start political dialogue over Ukraine, German government spokesman, per @Reuters
Obama and Francis - one and the same...
Pope calls for dialogue in Ukraine to resolve its crisis
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is urging world leaders to promote dialogue as a way of resolving the crisis in Ukraine.
Speaking to thousands of people in St. Peter's Square during his traditional Sunday midday appearance, he said: "I am making a heartfelt appeal to the international community: support every initiative for dialogue and harmony."
Francis urged all segments of Ukrainian society to work together to overcome their misunderstandings and build a future together.
Russian forces have effectively seized control of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula after months of anti-government protests drove its pro-Moscow president out of the country.
TIMELINE to March 3, 2014
February 24, 2014 Putin Orders Troops to Crimea Passes, Warns NATO of War
February 25, 2014 Ukrainian Mob Call to Kill All Jews Horrifies Russia
February 26, 2014 Putin Orders Military Alert to Defend Ukraine Against West
March 1, 2014 Putin Sends Troops into Ukraine, Warns Obama is Unstable
Calling Barak Obama merely unstable is a major understatement.
Putin ordered Troops into Ukraine after sudden attack on Crimea left 10 dead.
Putin warns that Obama appears to be mentally unstable and may push Russia into a nuclear war many experts have begun warning about.
Kiev Nazis attacked Crimea which resulted in casualties.
Putin is prepared to defend Ukraine against the pro- fascist coup backed by Western forces.
March 2, 2014 800,000 Ukrainian Refugees Flood Into Russia As Nazi Forces Continue Eastern March
Mar 3, 2014 DEBKA Breaking News
Market volatility over Ukraine
Russian rouble plunged against the USDollar in early trading Monday, gold gained slightly to
$US1342 an ounce and oil futures rose sharply to $US104.51 a barrel. Russian central bank raised key lending rate.
Investors start selling off Russian stock, a broker said there is a sell-off of everything right now. DEBKA
China condemns Ukraine violence
China called for dialogue to resolve Ukraine, but did not outright criticize Russia.
China condemned recent acts of extreme violence in Ukraine but didnt identify perpetrators.
China added that there were reasons for this situation in Ukraine. DEBKA Yeah, the US sent Nazis in to stir up trouble.
G8 partners condemn Russia military build-up
G8 partners have condemned Moscows military build-up in Ukraine amid diplomatic efforts to avert escalation.
The worlds 7 major industrialised powers also suspended preparations for the G8 summit in Sochi in June.
European Union foreign ministers are due to meet in emergency session in Brussels. DEBKA
Putin explains Crimea operation to Merkel
Vladimir Putin explained to German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone that Ukraine Russian faced an unrelenting threat and the measures Moscow has taken were completely appropriate. DEBKA
Russia tightens military grip on Crimea
Thousands of Russian troops and armour and are securing area.
Ukraine mobs organized by CIA
Mar 3, 2014 This was posted in a chatroom, so I searched for confirmation.
I KNEW this was the US / NWO but found little proof.
You can go to bing.com and search. I am hearing it on radio as I type.
US spent $5 billion to destabilize Ukraine. The Kiev riots were organized by the CIA, the US State Dept, and by Washington DC and EU NGOs to overturn the Ukraine decision not to join the EU.
Why is bankrupt Ukraine so important to the EU?
Why is the EU so hell bent on swallowing up Ukraine into its evil empire?
The Bilderberg Trilateralists decided that the World Regime will have 3 large regional administrative units:
the Americas (Western Hemisphere), the Asia-Pacific Union (Eastern Hemisphere) and the European Union which will include Africa
Putin is an obstacle to the globalists plans. If Russia is able to create a viable Eurasian Union outside of the control of the Bilderberg-Trilateralists, their plans suffer a severe blow.
If Ukraine joins Russia, world government is set back decades.
The Kiev protests have largely been organized by the CIA - USAID, NED, and George Soros.
Putin cooks up Obama chicken Kiev moment
President George H W Bush gave a speech in Kiev urging Ukrainian nationalists not to provoke Moscow. US conservatives dubbed it his “chicken Kiev” speech.
Sarah Palin also warned of a US-Russia confrontation. She was also right about the death panels of obamacare.
Russia tightens grip on Crimea as markets tumble
Ukraine Mobilizes Reserve Troops, Threatening War
Ukraine calls up reserves against Russia
Mar 3, 2014 Russian military vehicles in Balaclava Crimea.
It took Barack Obama 90 minutes to realize Putin wont obey him. Hahhahaa.
Putin was clearly on the offensive. He told Obama that unless the US and Europe rid Kiev of the fascist gangs which had taken over, Moscow would move forces into additional parts of Ukraine to protect the Russian citizens.
Not a shot has so far been fired in the Russian military takeover of Crimea.
Putin is not afraid to stand alone. Threatening him is an exercise in futility.
The interim Kiev government appealed to the West for help, but tho Obama started this he is unwilling to help now. Just like Egypt etc.
Putin is also standing behind Iran and Syria.
Russian rouble hits new low against USDollar and euro
Russian rouble has fallen to a fresh all-time low against both the dollar and the euro after the political turmoil in Ukraine intensified.
Stocks on Moscow MICEX main stock index also fell, dropping 9% in early trading.
Russia central bank hiked its key lending rate to 7% from 5.5%.
G7 nations of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US said they were ready to provide strong financial backing to Ukraine.
Russia gives Ukraine forces in Crimea deadline to surrender
Mar 3, 2014 Russia has ordered Ukraine forces in Crimea Peninsula to surrender by 5 am local time or face a real assault.
The threat came after new Ukraine leaders called for Western nations to rally against Russia.
US Government Caught Funding The Coup In Ukraine
Just hours after last weekend’s ouster of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, one of Pierre Omidyar’s newest hires at national security blog “The Intercept,” was already digging for the truth.
Marcy Wheeler, who is the new site’s “senior policy analyst,” speculated that the Ukraine revolution was likely a “coup” engineered by “deep” forces on behalf of “Pax Americana”:
“There’s quite a bit of evidence of coup-ness. Q is how many levels deep interference from both sides is.”
These are serious claims. So serious that I decided to investigate them. And what I found was shocking.
Wheeler is partly correct. Pando has confirmed that the American government – in the form of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) – played a major role in funding opposition groups prior to the revolution. Moreover, a large percentage of the rest of the funding to those same groups came from a US billionaire who has previously worked closely with US government agencies to further his own business interests. This was by no means a US-backed “coup,” but clear evidence shows that US investment was a force multiplier for many of the groups involved in overthrowing Yanukovych.
But that’s not the shocking part.
What’s shocking is the name of the billionaire who co-invested with the US government (or as Wheeler put it: the “dark deep force” acting on behalf of “Pax Americana”).
Step out of the shadows…. Wheeler’s boss, Pierre Omidyar.
Yes, in the annals of independent media, this might be the strangest twist ever: According to financial disclosures and reports seen by Pando, the founder and publisher of Glenn Greenwald’s government-bashing blog,“The Intercept,” co-invested with the US government to help fund regime change in Ukraine.
[Update: Wheeler has responded on Twitter to say that her Tweets were taken out of context, but would not give specifics. Adam Colligan, with whom Wheeler was debating, commented on Pando that "while Wheeler did raise the issue of external interference in relation to a discussion about a coup, it was not really at all in the manner that you have portrayed." Further "[Pax Americana] appeared after the conversation had shifted from the idea of whether a coup had been staged by the Ukrainian Parliament to a question about the larger powers’ willingness to weaken underlying economic conditions in a state.” Neither Wheeler or Colligan has commented on the main subject of the story: Pierre Omidyar’s co-investment in Ukrainian opposition groups with the US government.]
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When the revolution came to Ukraine, neo-fascists played a front-center role in overthrowing the country’s president. But the real political power rests with Ukraine’s pro-western neoliberals. Political figures like Oleh Rybachuk, long a favorite of the State Department, DC neocons, EU, and NATO—and the right-hand man to Orange Revolution leader Viktor Yushchenko.
Last December, the Financial Times wrote that Rybachuk’s “New Citizen” NGO campaign “played a big role in getting the protest up and running.”
- See more at: http://govtslaves.info/us-governm...oup-ukraine/#sthash.F83GecP2.dpuf
Ukraine defense ministry: Russian fleet issues ultimatum to Ukraine forces in Crimea to surrender by 10pm ET or face 'storm'
Interfax - Russia's fleet has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until 3am to surrender or face a military assault, according to Interfax.
The ultimatum, from the commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko, has a base in Crimea where Russian forces are now in control.
According to the agency, it reads: "If they do not surrender before 5am (3am GMT) tomorrow, a real assault will be started against units and divisions of the armed forces across Crimea."
Russia And China 'In Agreement' Over Ukraine
Russia has said China is largely "in agreement" over Ukraine, after other world powers condemned Moscow for sending troops into the country.
Hundreds of Russian soldiers have surrounded a military base in Crimea, preventing Ukrainian soldiers from going in or out.
The convoy blockading the site, near the Crimean capital Simferopol, includes at least 17 military vehicles.
Video: Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko says if Russia is allowed to take Crimea the whole world will change - @CNN
French foreign minister Fabius says there will be 'targeted measures' if there is not quick deescalation of situation in Crimea - @Reuters
Obama warns Russia of political, economic 'isolation'
Mar 3, 2014 The United States will take a series of steps to isolate Russia economically and diplomatically if it does not end its intervention in Ukraine, President Obama warned Monday.
In rhetoric that underscored how quickly the crisis in Ukraine has escalated, Obama said the U.S. would look to hurt Russia’s economy if its leaders continued “on the current trajectory they’re on.”
He said the administration was “examining a whole series of steps — economic, diplomatic — that will isolate Russia and will have a negative impact on Russia’s economy and status in the world.”
The State Department said it was preparing sanctions to punish Russia for seizing the Crimean peninsula, a region in Eastern Ukraine with strong cultural and military ties to Moscow.
Mar 4, 2014
Power, water cut to Ukrainian troops
Pro-Russian authorities in Crimea will cut off water and electricity to Ukrainian soldiers in bases surrounded by Russian forces.
Soldiers will not receive a pay packet if they do not publicly renounce their loyalty to the Kiev government.
Putin said the power takeover in Ukraine was a coup
Putin gave an excellent news conference, and unlike Obama, answered questions.
Those Arent Russian Forces in Crimea
They are local self-defense forces.
No need for force - yet
Putin criticizes new Ukraine leaders, warns West against sanctions
Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Ukraine opposition for the ongoing crisis in Crimea, calling it an unconstitutional overthrow and seizure of power.
Putin spoke at a news conference at his residence outside Moscow.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kiev to show his support for the Nazi rebels. Just like in Syria!
Idiot Obama may slap Russia with sanctions.
Russian and Ukrainian troops in Crimea are involved in a tense stand-off but fears of an imminent Russian assault have eased.
Ukraine military bases on the peninsula remain surrounded by Russian forces.
Thousands of Russian troops have been pouring into Crimea.
The ultimatum for Ukrainian forces to surrender expired without incident.
Russia says its troops went in upon a request by the ousted president.
Russia gives Ukraine forces in Crimea deadline to surrender
Russia has ordered Ukraine forces in Crimea Peninsula to surrender by 5 am local time or face a real assault.
The threat came after new Ukraine leaders called for Western nations to rally against Russia.
But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral,
those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, AND ALL LIARS -
their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
Moscow will halt military steps in Ukraine if US does not post missile shield there.
Note to Putin, Obama and his mafia are all LIARS, what they say is meaningless.
As Washington DC and the Europeans and UK continue to decry Russian aggression, the US is negotiatings on a compromise over Ukraine.
Moscow insists on keeping the military in Crimea, but will discuss Ukraine.
They are going through Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone. Merkel is not sure Obama is in touch with reality.
Merkel proposed to Putin that Russian troops be withdrawn in stages from Crimea and their place taken by European Union observers. LOL! The foxes who started this to guard the henhouse!?
She also suggested that the interim government provide guarantees to refrain from occupying the regions vacated by the Russian army or harming Ukraine Russians.
Putin is after hard, practical strategic gains, a demilitarized Crimea that would not threaten Russia from its western doorstep.
Putin has couched his demands for further negotiations under four headings:
The Kiev government must sign an obligation to abstain from any ties with NATO.
Neither the US, NATO or any other power will deploy radar stations in Ukraine, whether on land, sea or air.
Restrictions will govern the types of weapons allowed the Ukrainian army.
Local military will be established to protect the Russians in Ukraine.
Putin emphasized in his conversation with Merkel that his conditions are met, Russian forces would remain where they are in Crimea, and advance into other parts of Ukraine if deemed necesssary.
Moscow finds the interim government in Kiev unacceptable and will make every effort to remove it.
Hopeless confused nincompoop US Secretary of State John Kerry visiting Kiev.
The US, EU and CIA started this.
This is the curse that is going out over the whole land,
every thief will be banished, and
everyone who swears falsely will be banished.
Russia has blocked communications in part of Ukraine
I expected that, its wisdom.
Most Russian gas comes from Ukraine
Russian natural gas pipeines go thru Ukraine. now that Israel is exporting gas too, Russia has too much competition. Putin signed a gas deal - illegally - with the Palestinians!
Arms, 400 kilos of explosives seized from Kiev radicals on Crimean border - rt
Terror chief Abbas negotiating Gaza gas deal with Russia.
Russian gas pipeline runs across Ukraine. Isnt this interesting?
Russia demands surrender of Ukraine Crimea forces in hours. Ukrainian President Yanukovych asked Russia in writing to use military force in Ukraine.
Russian Jewish leader urges silence over Crimea
Russian Jewish leader Alexander Boroda declares that Jews and rabbis should stay away from politics. He urged Ukrainians to remain silent regarding Russia in Crimea.
Russia-China unite - Dumitru Duduman saw that in a vision many years ago
Russia and China in agreement over Ukraine
Russia is in control of Crimea as soldiers surround Ukrainian troops and seize a ferry port.
Russia has said China is largely in agreement over Ukraine, after other world powers condemned Moscow for sending troops into the country.
Hundreds of Russian soldiers have surrounded a military base in Crimea, preventing Ukrainian soldiers from going in or out.
The convoy blockading the site, near the Crimean capital Simferopol, includes at least 17 military vehicles.
Russia gives Ukraine forces in Crimea deadline to surrender
Mar 3 Russia has ordered Ukraine forces in Crimea Peninsula to surrender by 5 am local time or face a real assault.
The threat came after new Ukraine leaders called for Western nations to rally against Russia.
March 4 - deadline passed
AMERICA WILL BURN, Duduman vision
Breaking:largest oil refinery in Europe. It is located in Tatarstan, Russia it is on fire. Was Russia attacked
“Neftekamskneftehim” is the largest oil refinery in Europe. It is located in Tatarstan, Russia and today, at 7.00pm Moscow Time, dozens of firemen were urgently summoned as the oil giant started burning.
If this is an attack then the west has just hit Russia where it hurts. The timing is perfect Russia is at at defcon one. Russian wealth is based on oil and gas. Was it a missile a bomb we dont know yet but whatever it was it was no accident.
Russia will no doubt see this as an attack on its own ground and a very public attack expect major cites in the US and or Europe to be hit in the same way and or now a full invasion of the Ukriane
Obama’s Strategy Of Fomenting Revolution In Ukraine Is Backfiring Dramatically
When the Obama administration was plotting to overthrow the democratically-elected government of Ukraine, what in the world did they expect to happen in the aftermath? Did they just expect Russia to roll over and play dead as the U.S. and the EU installed a rabidly anti-Russian government in Kiev? Over the past few years, the U.S. government has chosen to foment violent political revolutions all over the globe. We have seen violent revolutions overthrow governments all across the Middle East and Africa, but when the U.S. government decided to do the same thing in Ukraine they went way too far. When you mess with Ukraine, and when you mess with Crimea in particular, you are crossing a huge red line as far as the Russians are concerned. By crossing that red line, the Obama administration has ensured that the relationship between the United States and Russia will never be friendly again.
If you have not listened to the conversation between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Ambassador to the Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt that was leaked a little over a month ago on YouTube, please click on the video posted below. As Robert Wenzel recently discussed, this video is solid proof that Obama administration officials were plotting who the new leaders of Ukraine would be several weeks before a violent revolution ousted President Viktor Yanukovych from power…
During the clip, Nuland and Pyatt discuss their desired outcome for the crisis in Ukraine. Now that 3 weeks have passed since the leak and events have developed, it is instructive to listen to the recording once again. (See below.) Keep in mind that this leak was made on February 2, which means the conversation occurred before that date. Viktor Yanukovych did not lose power over the Ukrainian government until more than three weeks later February 24th.
The recording reveals Nuland and Pyatt discussing whether Vitali Klitschko, sometimes referred to as “Klitsch” in the recording, should be named the deputy prime minister and seems to assume that Arseniy Yatseniuk, sometimes referred to in the recording as “Yats,” will become prime minister. Since that conversation, Yatseniuk has, indeed, become prime minister. Anybody that tells you that the US is not running the “revolution” from behind the scenes is blowing smoke.
Here is the video…
Thanks to the meddling of the United States and the EU, the situation in Ukraine is now a giant mess. Russian troops have moved into Crimea to protect Russian interests, and Ukraine stands on the brink of civil war.
Sadly, when Barack Obama’s national security team met on Saturday to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, Obama didn’t even show up.
Obama did speak with Vladimir Putin for 90 minutes on Saturday, but that didn’t solve anything of course.
And with each passing day, Obama’s foreign policy is looking like an even bigger joke.
Even U.S. Senators are mocking him. Just check out what U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham had to say on the matter…
“Every time the president goes on national television and threatens Putin or anyone like Putin, everybody’s eyes roll, including mine.”
Conservative commentator Mark Levin was even harsher when he stated that he “can’t think of anything he [Obama] touches that doesn’t turn to crap!”
But of course Obama has been completely and totally clueless when it comes to Russia for a very long time.
During one of the presidential debates during the last election, Obama made the following statement to Mitt Romney when Romney suggested that Russia is a serious threat…
“The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because…the cold war’s been over for 20 years.”
Who looks like the fool now?
And Obama especially looks foolish since his “democratic revolution” is starting to backfire dramatically. Just consider the following facts…
-It is estimated that approximately 675,000 Ukrainians have fled into Russia during January and February. Why would they be going into Russia for protection if Russia is the “bad guy”?
-The head of Ukraine’s navy has defected and is now working with the Russians.
-The flagship of the Ukrainian Navy has switched sides…
Ukraine’s Navy flagship, the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate, has reportedly refused to follow orders from Kiev, and come over to Russia’s side and is returning home after taking part in NATO operation in the Gulf of Aden flying the Russian naval flag.
There has been conflicting information on where exactly the vessel is, but a Russian senator has confirmed to Izvestia daily that the frigate defected to the Russian side.
-A large number of high ranking Ukrainian military officials have switched sides…
A number of high ranking Ukrainian military and security officials in Crimea have sworn their allegiance to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as Simferopol pushes for its autonomy from the self-imposed government in Kiev.
The head of the Security Service of Crimea Petyor Zima, Chief of Department of Internal Affairs in the Crimea Sergey Abisov, the head of Service for Emergency Situations Sergei Shakhov and acting Chief of the Border Guards of Crimea Victor Melnichenko all took an oath of allegiance to the people of Crimea.
-It is being reported that many of the Ukrainian troops stationed in Crimea have turned on the government in Kiev…
Crimea-stationed Ukrainian troops have switched sides to join forces with local pro-Russia authorities in the Russian-dominated autonomous republic of Crimea, a source in the region’s administration has said.
The source has stressed the transition was peaceful and without a single shot being fired.
Some of the servicemen reportedly left their posts without prior warning, while others surrendered letters of resignation but the majority went over to the Crimean government.
-The pro-Russian revolution that is sweeping Crimea is starting to spread to other regions as well…
In the economically important eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, hundreds of pro-Russian protesters massed Saturday in the main square and took over a main government administration building, and raised the Russian flag, according to local residents and news outlets. It was unclear whether the protesters were local residents. The number of protesters was also unclear; Russian and Ukrainian media had wildly different estimates of crowd strength.
The Donetsk city council issued a statement demanding a referendum over whether the mining region with strong ties to Russia should remain part of Ukraine.
By nightfall, the area around the Donetsk main square was quiet. A reporter from Ukrainian national television said that the protesters remained inside the building, drinking tea and planning new pro-Russia protests for Monday.
And this is probably what Russia is planning to do.
Instead of taking Ukraine militarily, they hope to enable a “new revolution” to swing things back their way. The following is an excerpt from an NBC News article…
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday that Ukraine’s leaders had seized power illegally, and predicted their rule would end with “a new revolution [and] new bloodshed.”
Medvedev said that, while Viktor Yanukovych had practically no authority, he remained the legitimate head of state according the constitution, adding: “If he is guilty before Ukraine – hold an impeachment procedure … and try him.”
“Everything else is lawlessness. The seizure of power,” Medvedev said on his Facebook page. “And that means such order will be extremely unstable. It will end in a new revolution. New bloodshed.”
Of course large numbers of Russian troops will be on hand to make sure that this “counter-revolution” succeeds. Even as you read this, more Russian forces continue to pour into Crimea…
Meanwhile, in Crimea, Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov told CNN on Monday that up to 12 trucks full of Russian troops have crossed into the eastern Crimean city of Kerch from Russia.
Additionally, Ukrainian Border Service Assistant Chief Colonel Sergei Astakhov described Russian troop movements by ferry from Russia across the Strait of Kerch in a phone conversation. Astakhov said the first two ferries carrying armed men were navigating towards the ferry dock and border post in Kerch. As the ferries approached the port, 10 heavily armed troops from the Russian Black Sea Fleet attacked the border post from land and used force to overwhelm the Ukrainian border guards, Astakhov said.
The upper house of Parliament in Moscow has given President Vladimir Putin the authority to use “the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine until the normalization of the socio-political situation in that country“, and even U.S. officials are admitting that the Russian military has “complete operational control of the Crimean Peninsula” at this point.
And this may just be the beginning. Reportedly, during his 90 minute conversation with Obama on Saturday Putin hinted that Russian military intervention “could go beyond Crimea”…
During his 90-minute phone conversation with President Obama on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted that Russian military intervention in Ukraine could go beyond Crimea, the region now under effectively occupied by Russia.
That’s according to the Kremlin’s brief account of the phone call, initiated by Obama.
“Vladimir Putin stressed that in case of any further spread of violence to Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Russia retains the right to protect its interests and the Russian-speaking population of those areas,” it said.
So what is going to happen next?
Nobody knows for sure.
But without a doubt, Obama’s strategy of fomenting revolution in Ukraine is backfiring dramatically.
Russia And China Stand In Agreement On Ukraine – And That Is Very Bad News For The United States
So much for "isolating" Russia. The Chinese government is publicly siding with Russia on the crisis in Ukraine, and that is very bad news for the United States. Not only does it mean that the U.S. is essentially powerless to do anything about the situation in Ukraine, it also means that Russia and China are starting to understand how much economic leverage that they really have. Yes, the Obama administration can threaten to slap "sanctions" on Russia or threaten to kick Russia "out of the G8", but those actions would not actually hurt too much. On the other hand, Russia and China hold approximately 25 percent of all foreign-owned U.S. debt, and if they started massively dumping U.S. debt it could rapidly create a nightmare scenario. In addition, it is important to remember that Russia is the largest exporter of natural gas and the second largest exporter of oil in the world. And China now imports more oil than anyone else on the planet does, including the United States. If Russia and China got together and decided to kill the petrodollar, they could do it almost overnight. So when it comes to Ukraine, it is definitely not the United States that has the leverage.
If China and the rest of the world abandoned Russia over Ukraine, that would be one thing. But that is not happening at all. In fact, China has chosen to publicly stand with Russia on this issue. The following is from a Sky News article entitled "Russia And China 'In Agreement' Over Ukraine"...
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov discussed Ukraine by telephone with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on Monday, and claimed they had "broadly coinciding points of view" on the situation there, according to a ministry statement.
And Chinese state news agency Xinhua is publicly rebuking the West for their handling of the Ukrainian crisis...
China's state news agency Xinhua accused western powers of adopting a Cold War- like mindset towards Russia, trying to isolate Moscow at a time when much needed mediation is need to reach a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Crimea.
"Based on the fact that Russia and Ukraine have deep cultural, historical and economic connections, it is time for Western powers to abandon their Cold War thinking. Stop trying to exclude Russia from the political crisis they failed to mediate, and respect Russia's unique role in mapping out the future of Ukraine," Xinhua wrote in an opinion piece.
Apparently clueless as to how the geopolitical chips are falling, the Obama administration is busy planning all sorts of ways that it can punish Russia...
Behind the scenes, Obama administration officials are preparing a series of possible battle plans for a potential economic assault on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine, an administration source close to the issue told The Daily Beast. Among the possible targets for these financial attacks: everyone from high-ranking Russian military officials to government leaders to top businessmen to Russian-speaking separatists in Ukraine. It’s all part of the work to prepare an executive order now under consideration at the Obama administration’s highest levels.
Does the Obama administration really want to start an "economic war" with Russia and potentially against China as well?
Considering how much money we owe them, and considering the fact that we desperately need them to continue to use the petrodollar, we stand to lose far more than they do.
This is one of the reasons why I have always insisted that the national debt was a national security issue. By going into so much debt, we have given other nations such as Russia and China a tremendous amount of leverage over us.
Unfortunately, the debtmongers in Washington D.C. never have listened to common sense.
When it comes to Ukraine, there are other economic considerations as well.
For example, about 25 percent of the natural gas that Europe uses comes from Russia, and Ukraine only has about four months of natural gas supplies stockpiled.
If Russia cut off the natural gas, that would create some huge problems. Fortunately, winter is just about over or the Russians would have even more leverage.
In addition, Ukraine is one of the leading exporters of wheat and corn on the planet, and a disruption in the growing of those crops could make the emerging global food crisis even worse.
But of course the biggest concern is that the Ukraine crisis could ultimately spark a global war.
Unfortunately, there is a treaty that requires the United States to defend Ukraine if it is attacked...
President Bill Clinton, along with the British, signed in 1994 a nearly forgotten agreement to protect Ukraine’s borders. Ukraine now is appealing to the countries that signed the agreement.
As the British Daily Mail points out, it means that, technically, if Russia were to invade Ukraine, it would be difficult for the U.S. and Britain to avoid going to war.
Given that the late Russian president, Boris Yeltsin also signed it, it was apparent that it wasn’t expected that the Russians would take the action that Putin now is undertaking.
And top Ukrainian politicians are now asking western nations to come to the aid of Ukraine militarily...
Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has appealed for the West to adopt 'strongest means' to intervene in Russia's occupation of Crimea if diplomacy fails.
In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Tymoshenko, freed last week after the riots throughout the nation, said if Russia is allowed to 'take away' Crimea, life will change 'practically everywhere in the world.'
She added: 'Then we have to accept... an aggressor, can violate all the international agreements, take away territories, whenever she likes.'
On the other side, deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has formally requested that Russia militarily intervene in his nation...
Russia's U.N. envoy said Monday that ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych asked Russia to send troops to "establish legitimacy, peace, law and order, stability, and defending the people of Ukraine." Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin read a letter from Yanukovych at the U.N. Security Council meeting.
"Ukraine is on the brink of civil war. In the country, there is chaos and anarchy. The life, the security and the rights of people, particularly in the southeast part in Crimea are being threatened. So under the influence of Western countries, there are open acts of terrorism and violence. People are being persecuted for language and political reasons," the letter said. "So in this regard, I would call on the President of Russia, Mr. Putin, asking him to use the armed forces of the Russian Federation to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order, stability, and defending the people of Ukraine."
And it is very important to note that Yanukovych would have never issued this letter if the Russian government has not asked him to.
So the stage is set.
Russia has already grabbed Crimea, and it is eyeing other territories in eastern Ukraine.
China is publicly backing Russia, and collectively they have a tremendous amount of economic leverage.
The Obama administration is barking loudly about what Russia has done, but the reality is that the U.S. has very little economic leverage at this point.
What the U.S. does have is the strongest military on the entire planet, but let us hope and pray that Obama does not decide to get the U.S. military involved in Ukraine. That would be absolutely disastrous.
In the end, the U.S. has no good options in Ukraine. The Obama administration helped aid and organize the violent revolution that overthrew the Ukrainian government, and now we have a giant mess.
Nobody is quite sure what comes next, but one thing is certain...
The relationship between the United States and Russia will never, ever be the same again.
Why Is The Mainstream Media Ignoring The Rabid Anti-Semitism In The New Ukraine Government?
In World War II, the United States fought against rabidly anti-Semitic fascists. In 2014, the United States helps them overthrow democratically-elected governments. And the sick thing is that the mainstream media is acting an an accomplice because it is purposely ignoring or greatly playing down the rabid anti-Semitism in Ukraine. The anti-Semitism of many of the “reformers” that have seized power in Kiev does not fit with the narrative that the U.S. government is trying to push, so the mainstream media conveniently turns a blind eye to the fact that the United States is essentially helping neo-****s take power. In fact, leaders of the Svoboda Party have been appointed to numerous important positions throughout the new government. As you will read about below, the head of the Svoboda Party has denounced the “criminal activities” of “organized Jewry”, another top Svoboda official regularly quotes Joseph Goebbels, and the Party itself was known as “the Social-National Party” (in reference to National Socialists) until 2004. There is a long history of anti-Semitism in Ukraine, but our politicians in Washington D.C. don’t seem to care about that. All they seem to care about is making sure that there is not a pro-Russian government in Ukraine no matter what the cost.
There is a reason why Russian President Vladimir Putin cited “ultranationalists” as one of the reasons why Russian troops had to intervene in Ukraine. What we are seeing in Ukraine right now is eerily reminiscent of what we saw in **** Germany before World War II. The following comes from a recent Gawker article…
Earlier this week, a synagogue in the country’s southeast was firebombed. There have been multiple reported beatings of Jews and acts of vandalism at Kiev synagogues. A leading rabbi in Kiev has called for Jews to leave the city and the country, if possible—though he later said he was stressing that it’s dangerous for everyone out there—and the Israeli embassy has reportedly advised members of the Jewish community to stay off the streets.
Some people are dismissing these as “isolated incidents”. Well, then how do you explain the white power flags and other neo-**** symbols that have been going up all around Kiev? In the video posted below, you can see a white power flag that has been erected in a city government building in Kiev…
The truth is that it is not a good time to be a Jewish person living in Ukraine. Just like in so many other nations around the planet, anti-Semitism is on the rise. The following is from an article about the rising anti-Semitism in Ukraine that comes from a news source in Israel…
“We are aware of a terrible situation unfolding there,” Frenkel noted. She receives updates on the crisis from a friend of her son’s; the contact has described attacks and accusations being leveled at Jews on a regular basis. Among other things, Frankel has been notified that a grenade has been lobbed into a synagogue, a hareidi man assaulted on his way home from synagogue on Shabbat, and anti-Semitic graffiti has cropped up in several places.
Earlier I mentioned the Svoboda Party. It is one of the primary political parties that make up the new governing coalition in Ukraine. Unfortunately, this party has historical roots in ****sm and nobody disputes this.
According to Slate Magazine, the Svoboda Party was even called “the Social-National Party” until 2004…
The party traces its roots to a ****-allied partisan army during World War II and was known as the Social-National Party—in reference to National Socialism—until 2004.
And the current leader of the Svoboda Party, Oleh Tyahnybok, is quite a piece of work. The following is what Stephen Lendman had to say about him…
“Washington openly backs fascist Svoboda party leader Oleh Tyahnybok…In 2004, Tyahnybok was expelled from former President Viktor Yushchenko’s parliamentary faction. He was condemned for urging Ukrainians to fight against a “Muscovite-Jewish mafia.”
In 2005, he denounced “criminal activities” of “organized Jewry.” He outrageously claimed they plan “genocide” against Ukrainians.”…
Tyahnybok extremism didn’t deter Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland. On February 6, she met openly with him and other anti-government leaders.
In early January, 15,000 ultranationalists held a torchlight march through Kiev. They did so to honor ****-era collaborator/mass murderer Stepan Bandera. Some wore uniforms a Wehrmacht Ukrainian division used in WW II. Others chanted “Ukraine above all” and “Bandera, come and bring order.”
Isn’t that lovely?
And another top Svoboda Party official loves to quote Joseph Goebbels and other top ****s from the World War II era…
Another top Svoboda member, Yuriy Mykhalchyshyn, a deputy in parliament, often quotes **** Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, as well as other Third Reich luminaries like Ernst Rohm and Gregor Strasser.
You would think that the U.S. government would want nothing to do with such people.
But instead, the U.S. government has actively aided their rise to power, and now members of the Svoboda Party have been appointed to very important positions throughout the new government in Ukraine…
As the fires die down from the turmoil in Kiev, a political party that has been accused of promoting anti-Semitism and xenophobia is set to reap the benefits of the new government arrangement.
The Svoboda Party will take control of not one, but three ministries in the interim government.
These posts include the deputy prime minister and the heads of the agriculture and environmental ministries. In addition to these positions, a Svoboda lawmaker was appointed the new prosecutor general in the interim government.
Are you disgusted yet?
You should be.
If I was a Jewish person living in Ukraine, I would be trying to get out as fast as I could.
Fortunately, there are some people that are seeking to help them. In fact, they will soon receive a million dollars from one organization to help with security…
Ukrainian Jews are slated to receive $1 million to increase security against possible upticks in anti-Semitic behavior in the wake of the country’s massive political upheaval.
The money is coming from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the Jewish Week reported, and is going toward protection for places where Jews gather, as well as for the elderly and poverty-stricken.
“From the many conversations I’ve conducted this week with Jewish leaders in the Ukraine, we understood that the situation on the ground is critical,” organization founder and president Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein said. “Rabbis and communal leaders feel under threat.”
Hopefully as word gets out about the extreme anti-Semitism of some of these Ukrainian politicians, our politicians in Washington D.C. will start to change their tune.
But we have seen this kind of thing before. The Obama administration helped al-Qaeda take power in Libya, it is helping al-Qaeda try to overthrow the Syrian government, and now it is helping neo-****s rise to power in Ukraine.
It is almost as if a case of collective insanity has gripped the people running things in Washington.
I truly fear for what is ahead.
End Time Current Events: 3-2-14 — Part 1
Table of Contents:
‘INCREDIBLE ACT OF AGGRESSION’–Kerry condemns Russia intervention in the Ukraine
“This is a red alert–This is not a threat–This is actually a declaration of war to my country,” The Ukrainian interim Prime Minister said
US Official Claims 6,000 Russian Troops In Complete Control Of Crimea
Paul Craig Roberts – World Is Now On The Edge Of Nuclear War
Putin Has Occupied Crimea, Is Ukraine & World War III Next?
Ukraine Mobilizes Troops After Putin’s ‘Declaration Of War’ Leaves Obama Dazed And Confused
WW3 To Cover Up Dollar Collapse! X22Report
US Government Caught Funding The Coup In Ukraine
The World Is Now Standing On The Edge Of A Precipice
LaRouche – Obama’s Nuclear War Plan With Russia Exposed
WW3 On Our Doorstep? Russia Spy Ship In Cuba As Tensions Rise Between US And Russia
Russia Spy Ship Discovered In Havana Cuba, While Russia Re-Installs Nuclear Missiles In Cuba
UPDATE: Russia Seeks Access to Bases in 8 Countries for Its Ships, Bombers…Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua…
Russian parliament demands recall of ambassador to USA…
Flashpoint! America Under Seige! The Hagmann & Hagmann Report
Pollster Warns ‘It’s Coming’ To America
Multiple veterans report being reconned/survelled by covert undercover operatives
PDF: End Time Current Events 3-2-14
Large Russian oil refinery on fire
Mar 4, 2014 Large oil refinery in Europe in Tatarstan, Russia is on fire.
I dont think it was an accident - probly sabotage.
If this is an attack then the west has just hit Russia where it hurts.
The timing is perfect Russia is at at defcon one. Russian wealth is based on oil and gas.
Will cites in the US and or Europe to be hit by Russia for the oil fire?
I looked for more on that oil refinery fire. Good catch BA!
Russia is test-firing long range ICBMs
Russia has fired warning shots in Crimea.
Russia tightens grip on Crimea, Ukraine navy comes under siege
Russian navy blocks channel between Crimea, Russia
March 5, 2014
Is Ukraine president Yanukovych dead?
There is a rumor he is dead but no support for it.
Russia claims he is the only legitimate president, so if he is dead, thats a problem, and HOW did he die?
CRIMEA is autonomous - it is NOT part of Ukraine.
Russia may mount broader invasion
Russia may be preparing for a wider invasion of Ukraine.
The essence of what Kerry said is, Russia wants the Ukraine, and we would rather have it.
Russian jets entered Ukrainian airspace.
US-EU Nazis stirred up the chaos in Kiev
US, EU retaliate against Russia
U.S. and Europe to hit Russia with economic sanctions.
Barack Obama said the United States would isolate Russia.
Russia test-fired ICBM missile
Mar 5, 2014 Whats true? Who knows?
A U.S. official said the United States had received proper notification from Russia ahead of the test and before the crisis in Crimea
The Russian defense ministry reports the test-firing of a Topol missile Tuesday night.
The ICBM was fired from the Caspian Sea area and hit a target in Kazakhstan, just hours after President Vladimir Putin accused the interim government in Kiev of carrying out an unconstitutional coup against the legal president, and John Kerry paraded support for the Kiev nazis. debka
Japan embraces Russia
All former USA allies are turning to Russia and away from USA.
Russia has a LEADER, ObamiKKa does not.
Russian incursion into Ukraine is setting off alarm bells in Tokyo, who wants to improve relations with Moscow.
Obama and G7 talk of sanctions, Japan says ties with Moscow remain on track.
Japan-Russia have mutual energy interests.
Local forces took control of Crimea, not Russian
Russian President Vladimir Putin first news conference on Ukraine crisis March 4 said that the forces which have taken control of the Crimean Peninsula are not Russian but self-defense locals in Russian uniforms which anyone can buy. Putin was rambling and often self-contradictory.
One unit identified as members of Russian Rapid Intervention Brigade 22, based in Rostov, southern Russia.
Ukraine president Yanukovych spoke from Rostov on March 1 a week after he fled Kiev.
Putin asserted that the Kiev nazi govt has no power and that Yanukovych is the only legitimate Ukraine president.
Another Russian unit in Crimea is the 25th Regiment of Special Forces-Stavropol.
A group of jihadists was captured in Stavropol in January.
Russia reserved the right to use military forces to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine.
Charles Krauthammer Holds Nothing Back in Scathing, Thorough Critique of Obama’s Handling of Russia
5 March 2014 Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama’s handling of Russia, starting with his administration’s infamous “reset” towards the beginning of his presidency.
Krauthammer explained that the U.S. and Russia were not on the greatest terms after the Bush administration and some of America’s allies “froze” relations. However, the sanctions were implemented after Russia invaded Georgia in 2008.
“First thing Obama does when he comes into office — the reset means the reversal of all the freezes all the sanctions,” he told host Bill O’Reilly. “That was a freebie, [Putin] didn’t give up anything. That’s the first signal the Europeans are getting from this new president.”
Ukraine's foreign minister says he wants to settle conflict peacefully, does not want to fight Russia - @Reuters
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov reiterates President Putin's statement that Ukraine events were an armed coup d'etat - live video
Russian FM Lavrov says Russia can't withdraw troops from Crimea because they aren't Russian troops - @markmackinnon
Russia warns could 'reduce to zero' economic dependency on US
Russian Dollar Dump Could Crash Financial System-John Williams
RED ALERT: This Is A Set Up! PUTIN TO CRUSH U.S. ECONOMY. Here's How. By Gregory Mannarino
Russia’s 25,000-troop allowance & other facts you may not know about Crimea
4 Mar 2014 Ukraine’s statement at the UN that ‘16,000 Russian soldiers had been deployed’ across Crimea sparked a MSM feeding frenzy that steadfastly ignored any hard facts that got in their way.
Especially unwelcome is the fact that the so-called ‘invasion force’ has been there for 15 years already.
The media many trust described in hysterical tones how the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was under a full-scale Russian invasion with headlines like: “Ukraine says Russia sent 16,000 troops to Crimea”, “Ukraine crisis deepens as Russia sends more troops into Crimea,” as well as “What can Obama do about Russia's invasion of Crimea?”.
Facts, and ardent statements by top Russian diplomats were totally ignored by the western ‘war press’.
Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin pointed to the longstanding 25,000 troop allowance while FM Sergey Lavrov stressed the Russian military “strictly executes the agreements which stipulate the Russian fleet’s presence in Ukraine, and follows the stance and claims coming from the legitimate authority in Ukraine and in this case the legitimate authority of the Autonomous Republic Crimea as well.”
So here they are, the facts:
1) A Russian naval presence in Crimea dates to 1783 when the port city of Sevastopol was founded by Russian Prince Grigory Potemkin. Crimea was part of Russia until Nikita Khruschev gave it to Ukraine in 1954.
2) In 1997, amid the wreckage of the USSR, Russia & Ukraine signed a Partition Treaty determining the fate of the military bases and vessels in Crimea. The deal sparked widespread officer ‘defections’ to Russia and was ratified by the Russian & Ukrainian parliaments in 1999. Russia received 81.7 percent of the fleet’s ships after paying the Ukrainian government US$526.5 million.
3) The deal allowed the Russian Black Sea Fleet to stay in Crimea until 2017. This was extended by another 25 years to 2042 with a 5-year extension option in 2010.
4) Moscow annually writes off $97.75 million of Kiev’s debt for the right to use Ukrainian waters and radio frequencies, and to compensate for the Black Sea Fleet’s environmental impact.
5) The Russian navy is allowed up to
- 25,000 troops,
- 24 artillery systems with a caliber smaller than 100 mm,
- 132 armored vehicles, and
- 22 military planes, on Crimean territory.
6) Five Russian naval units are stationed in the port city of Sevastopol, in compliance with the treaty:
- The 30th Surface Ship Division formed by the 11th Antisubmarine Ship Brigade. Comprises the Black Sea Fleet’s flagship guard missile cruiser Moskva as well as Kerch, Ochakov, Smetlivy, Ladny, and Pytlivy vessels, and the 197th Landing Ship Brigade, consisting of seven large amphibious vessels;
- The 41st Missile Boat Brigade includes the 166th Fast Attack Craft Division, consisting of Bora and Samum hovercrafts as well as small missile ships Mirazh and Shtil, and 295th missile Boat Division;
- The 247th Separate Submarine Division, consisting of two diesel submarines – B-871 Alrosa and B-380 Svyatoy Knyaz Ge****;
- The 68th Harbor Defense Ship Brigade formed by 4 vessels of the 400th Antisubmarine Ship Battalion and 418 Mine Hunting Ship Division respectively.;
- The 422nd Separate Hydrographic Ship Division boasts the Cheleken, Stvor, Donuzlav and GS-402 survey vessels and hydrographic boats.
7) Russia has two airbases in Crimea, in Kacha and Gvardeysky.
Russian coastal forces in Ukraine consist of the 1096th Separate Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment in Sevastopol and the 810th Marine Brigade, which hosts around 2,000 marines.
Authorities in the Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea – where over half the population is Russian – requested Moscow’s assistance after the self-proclaimed government in Kiev introduced a law abolishing the use of languages other than Ukrainian in official circumstances.
Last week, Russia’s Federation Council unanimously approved President Vladimir Putin’s request to send the country’s military forces to Ukraine to ensure peace and order in the region “until the socio-political situation in the country is stabilized.”
However, the final say about deploying troops lies with Putin, who hasn’t yet made such a decision, stressing that deploying military force would be a last resort.
Leaked Phone Conversastion: Kiev Snipers Were Hired By US Supported Opposition Leaders (Video)
3/5/14 The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation between the EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign affairs minister, which has emerged online.
“There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition,” Paet said during the conversation.
“I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh,” Ashton answered.
The file was reportedly uploaded to the web by officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to ousted President Viktor Yanukovich who hacked Paet’s and Ashton’s phones.
This is a huge development! This proves that the whole ‘revolution’ was a farce, a western baked coup, a false flag even to get western powers to back them against Russia. I’m not going to knock the source of the leak either. Why wouldn’t people loyal to Yanukovych want to clear his name and prove they were not behind the killings? Where else would information come from like that? Plus you have a foreign minister from the west backing the claim. She gives it credibility!
Obviously if we have gotten to this point then they are ignoring this information and why wouldn’t they right? It’s all part of the plan. Western media sure as hell aren’t talking about this. I implore you to take this as is because your not going to find smoking gun information like this from a western source. They don’t want this, they want war, they want Ukraine. This has been a US Op from the beginning. A US funded, US backed coup. If it wasn’t obvius before, it should be now. This is a farce.
The Pentagon is more than doubling the number of fighter jets it is sending to a NATO air policing mission in the Baltics, as part of the US response to the Ukraine crisis - @Reuters
Ukraine revolution a HOAX / game
March 6, 2014 I have been reporting this story - but all along I have not blamed Putin.
Its all part of the plan. THEY WANT-NEED WAR! They wanted WW3 in Syria, Putin stopped it.
There is no reason for BORG media to all be united against Putin - in this instance.
The Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax, 100% LIE.
Do ya all remember wag the dog?
Kiev Snipers hired by USA
The whole revolution was a farce, hoax, false flag to get western powers against Russia.
Kiev Snipers hired by US supported opposition leaders.
The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation between the EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign affairs minister, which has emerged online.
“There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition,” Paet said during the conversation.
“I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh,” Ashton answered.
The file was reportedly uploaded to the web by officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to ousted President Viktor Yanukovich who hacked Paet’s and Ashton’s phones.
CIA Ukraine sniper
NATO suspends ties with Russia
Putin has GOLD, USA does not - so Putin is hated
Autonomous Crimea Parliament Votes to Join Russia
Ukrainian armed forces in Crimea will be considered 'occupiers' and must leave or surrender territory, Crimean deputy prime minister says - @Reuters
Crimea's parliament votes in favor of leaving Ukraine for Russia, referendum scheduled
The parliament of the disputed Crimean Peninsula has voted in favor of leaving Ukraine to become part of Russia, with a referendum on endorsing the move to be held later this month.
The parliament, which enjoys a degree of autonomy under current Ukrainian law, voted 78-0 with eight abstentions in favor of holding the referendum and joining Russia. Local voters will also be given the choice of deciding to remain part of Ukraine, but with enhanced local powers.
Crimean Vice Premier Rustam Teemirgaliev said the referendum will be held March 16. RIA reported that the referendum would consist of two questions. The first would ask whether voters wished to join Russia "as a subject of the [Russian Federation]." The second question would ask whether voters wished to remain a part of Ukraine but as an autonomous republic, as laid out in the country's post-Soviet 1992 constitution.
In Moscow, a prominent member of Russia's parliament, Sergei Mironov, said he has introduced a bill to simplify the procedure for Crimea to join Russia and it could be passed as soon as next week, the state news agency ITAR-Tass reported.
US State Department official: 'Actively considering' adding names of Russians involved in Ukraine to 'Magnitsky' list of suspected human rights abusers - @Reuters
Now that just doesnt make any sense at all. Especially when compared to this...
Pro-Russia protest leader in Donetsk, Ukraine, arrested as his apartment, according to @Reuters witness
Ukraine's acting president says decision on Crimea referendum is illegitimate, against interests of people in Crimea - @Reuters
US destroyer en route to Black Sea for 'routine' drills...
Report: Crimea's vice premier Rustam Temirgaliev says a referendum on the region's status will take place on March 16 - @Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Crimean parliament's appeal to let Crimea join Russia at security council meeting, RIA reports, quoting a spokesman - @Reuters
BBC board blockaded Ukrainian ship
Mar 7, 2014 We are being LIED to by media! .
This is an interesting video. If Putin wanted to be hostile, as bad as US press claim, he would never have allowed that.
The pro-Russian authorities in Crimea say a referendum will be held on 16 March on whether the peninsula should become part of Russia.
A military stand-off has been taking place in the Crimean port of Sevastopol with sailors from the Ukrainian navy being prevented from leaving their ships by Russian forces.
BBC reporter gained access to a Ukrainian ship.
Russia scuttles an old vessel to block sea outlet
Russian scuttled the ageing Ochakov sub-hunter in the channel leading out of Lake Donuzlav to the Black Sea, thereby snapping shut the jaws of a trap for the Ukraine Fleet to escape from its base to the open sea. debka
US fighter jets, warship arrive in Ukraine region
6 US F-15 fighter jets have arrived in Lithuania to bolster air patrols.
US Navy destroyer USS Truxtun is in the Black Sea for exercises with Romania and Bulgaria.
Lithuania ethnicity, 2001 census - wiki
84% of the population Lithuanian
7% Poles, 6% Russians. Most Jews died in the Holocaust.
Most Lithuanians are Roman Catholic, some Lutheran.
USS Truxtun in the Black Sea
The nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS Truxtun missile destroyer is in the Black Sea.
The US Navy said Truxtun was scheduled well in advance. The ship has a crew of about 300 and is part of an aircraft carrier strike group.
Turkey gave permission to a US navy warship to pass through the Bosphorus Straights, the only entrance to the Black Sea.
US fighter jets to join NATO patrols on missions in the Baltic, which includes Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
USS Taylor is still in the Turkish port of Samsun for repairs, after running aground on February 12.
Two Russian navy ships also in the Black Sea.
US imposes visa sanctions on Russia
March 6, 2014 As EU hesitates over sanctions against Russia in view of its members’ broad trade ties with Moscow, US President Barack Obama signed an executive order for visa and property sanctions against “individuals and entities responsible for undermining the democracy and the territorial integrity of Ukraine.” He acted after Crimea’s pro-Russian parliament announced a March 16 referendum on whether the region should secede from Ukraine and become part of Russia. DEBKA
Russia hits back at US double standards over Ukraine
Mar 7, 2014 Putin is capitalizing on all ObamaLIES.
Russia accused the USA of double standards and prop0bamacrapaganda after it published a list of President Vladimir Putins false claims about the events in Ukraine.
The US State Department is trying to play on a shamelessly one-sided interpretation of the events. That is true.
Obama was encouraging the violent overthrow of the legitimate Kiev government.
NATO Threat of War
President Putin has ordered an abrupt end to the surprise military drills of Russian forces launched on 26 February to counter the West’s aggression in Ukraine and ordered them, along with key ministries, to report to their assigned atomic-proof bomb shelters as war fears with NATO are now approaching its deadliest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
This is Sorcha Faal, a weedy garden. Read and weed.
Barak Hussein Obama tried to start WW3 in Syria, Putin stopped him.
The NWO NEED WAR! So are trying to start WAR over Ukraine.
Navy destroyer USS Truxtun crosses Dardanelles en route to Black Sea
Report: Russian troops storm air force base in Sevastopol, Ukraine, in Crimean region - @shustry, @Reuters reporter on scene
Mar 8, 2014
Russia warns sanctions would boomerang on USA
Russia warned the United States that any sanctions imposed on Moscow would boomerang back on the United States.
U.S. sanctions could backfire and harm Russian-U.S. relations.
Heavier U.S. and European Union sanctions could sting Russian economy.
Moscow could seize American and other foreign assets or cut exports of natural gas to Europe, which is heavily dependent on Russia for energy.
Russian also warned the European Union that any sanctions it imposed would not go unanswered.
The difference between a warning by Russia and a warning by Obama is that Putin means it.
Russia threatens Ukraine gas
Donetsk expects pro-Russia demonstrations demanding a secession referendum like Crimea after Moscow threatened to stop gas supplies to Ukraine in response to unpaid bills.
Russian Gazprom could affect supplies to other countries, raised the spectre of previous gas disputes between Russia and Ukraine that deeply rattled European economies in 2005-2006 and 2009.
A convoy of foreign observers from Europe was stopped at a checkpoint in Crimea.
Russia said Ukraine government gets orders from radicals. True! Nazis hired by Obama-NWO.
Russia warns US against sanctions
The Kiev govt is illegitimate.
Crimea is an autonomous part of Russia.
Russia warned the US not to take hasty and reckless steps in response to Crimea Russia.
Imposing sanctions on Moscow will harm the USA.
Crimea is important to both Russia and Ukraine
Crimean underground pyramids
Is it possible that these are the reason for the troubles in Ukraine?
It makes me ANGRY to hear the Obama mafia claiming Russia invaded Ukraine. It was US-EU-NWO who started things in Ukraine - NOT PUTIN.
Obama / NWO NEED WAR!
I was talking to 3 seniors this week, and all they watch is kontrolled BORG TV news, so are utterly ignorant that Obama may be forcing Russia to bomb America.
I DO NOT want to be bombed for the insanity of Brak Obama.
The difference between a warning by Russia and a warning by Obama is that Putin means it.
Obama And Putin Are Trapped In A Macho Game Of “Chicken” And The Whole World Could Pay The Price
The U.S. government and the Russian government have both been forced into positions where neither one of them can afford to back down. If Barack Obama backs down, he will be greatly criticized for being "weak" and for having been beaten by Vladimir Putin once again. If Putin backs down, he will be greatly criticized for being "weak" and for abandoning the Russians that live in Crimea. In essence, Obama and Putin find themselves trapped in a macho game of "chicken" and critics on both sides stand ready to pounce on the one who backs down. But this is not just an innocent game of "chicken" from a fifties movie. This is the real deal, and if nobody backs down the entire world will pay the price.
Leaving aside who is to blame for a moment, it is really frightening to think that we may be approaching the tensest moment in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cuban missile crisis.
There has been much talk about Obama's "red lines", but the truth is that Crimea (and in particular the naval base at Sevastopol) is a "red line" for Russia.
There is nothing that Obama could ever do that could force the Russians out of Sevastopol. They will never, ever willingly give up that naval base.
So what in the world does Obama expect to accomplish by imposing sanctions on Russia? By treaty, Russia is allowed to have 25,000 troops in Crimea and Russia has not sent troops into the rest of Ukraine.
Economic sanctions are not going to cause Putin to back down. Instead, they will just cause the Russians to retaliate.
In a letter that he sent to Congress this week, Obama claimed that the Ukrainian crisis is an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States."
Language like that is going to make it even more difficult for Obama to back down.
On Thursday, Obama announced "visa restrictions" on "those Russians and Ukrainians responsible for the Russian move into Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula", and a House panel passed a "symbolic resolution" that condemned Russia for its "occupation" of Crimea.
But those moves are fairly meaningless. Leaders from both political parties are now pushing for very strong economic sanctions against Russia, and there does not appear to be many members of Congress that intend to stand in the way.
If the U.S. does hit Russia with harsh economic sanctions, what is going to happen?
Is Russia going to back down?
So let's just play out the coming moves like a game of chess for a moment...
-The U.S. slaps economic sanctions on Russia.
-Russia seizes the assets of U.S. companies that are doing business in Russia.
-The U.S. seizes Russian assets.
-The Russians refuse to pay their debts to U.S. banks.
-The U.S. government hits Russia with even stronger sanctions.
-Russia starts dumping U.S. debt and encourages other nations to start doing the same.
-The U.S. gets Europe to also hit Russia with economic sanctions.
-Russia cuts off the natural gas to Europe. As I noted the other day, Russia supplies more than half the natural gas to a bunch of countries in Europe.
-The United States moves troops into western Ukraine.
-Russia starts selling oil for gold or for Russian rubles and encourages other nations to start abandoning the U.S. dollar in international trade.
Of course the order of many of these moves could ultimately turn out to be different, but I think that you can see the nightmare that this game of "chicken" could turn out to be.
And what would be the final result?
Nothing would be resolved, but the global economy would greatly suffer.
What makes all of this even more complicated is that about 60 percent of the people living in Crimea are actually ethnic Russians, and a majority of the population appears to want to leave Ukraine and be reunited with Russia. The following comes from a Reuters article...
Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum on the decision in 10 days' time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.
The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and has effectively been seized by Russian forces, formally under Moscow's rule came as European Union leaders held an emergency summit groping for ways to pressure Russia to back down and accept mediation.
The Obama administration is calling the upcoming referendum "illegal" and says that it will not respect the will of the Crimean people no matter how the vote turns out.
But the people of Crimea are very serious about this, and of course they never would be pushing for reunification with Russia if they had not gotten approval from Putin...
The decision, which diplomats said could not have been made without Putin's approval, raised the stakes in the most serious east-west confrontation since the end of the Cold War.
The vice premier of Crimea, home to Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, said a referendum on the status would take place on March 16. All state property would be "nationalized", the Russian ruble adopted and Ukrainian troops treated as occupiers and forced to surrender or leave, he said.
There is no way that the U.S. government is going to accept Crimea becoming part of Russia, and there is no way in the world that Russia is going to back down at this point. Just consider what geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group recently had to say...
"Russia is not going to back down from Crimea, irrespective of U.S. pressure. Which means if the U.S. wants to find any resolution here, they’re going to have to find a way to come to terms with that. Now that the Crimean parliament has voted — clearly with Russian assent — we’ll have a referendum … and then further militarization of the peninsula by the Russians."
What we need is someone with extraordinary diplomatic skills to defuse this situation before it spirals out of control.
Unfortunately, we have Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett and John Kerry running things.
What a mess.
So why is Ukraine such a big deal anyway?
In a recent article, Peter Farmer explained succinctly why Ukraine is so incredibly important...
The Ukraine is strategically-important for a number of reasons. It sits astride enormous petroleum and natural gas deposits found in the Black Sea region. The nation is also home to an extensive network of liquid natural gas pipelines which crisscross it; control the Ukraine and you control its pipelines - and thus the flow of energy into the hugely-lucrative European market. Western energy firms such as Exxon-Mobil, BP-Amoco and Chevron are locked in competition with the Russian energy giant Gazprom - for control/exploitation of as-yet-undeveloped petroleum deposits not only in the Ukraine, but in neighboring Poland and Romania. Fracking technologies and other new extraction methods have only added urgency to the competition. Income from fossil fuels development is the lifeblood of the new Russian economy. Threats to the regional hegemony of Gazprom are likely to be treated by Putin and Russia with the utmost urgency and seriousness.
The Crimean Peninsula is also home to the Black Sea fleet of the Russian navy, which leases its base at Sevastopol from the Ukrainian government. Since the Black Sea - via the Dardanelles - provides the only warm-water base with access to the Mediterranean Sea - it is of enormous importance to Russia. Its loss would be a crippling blow to the Russian fleet.
Finally, the Ukraine - once known as the "bread basket of Europe" - is home to arguably the finest temperate agricultural region in the world. Its topsoil is widely-acknowledged by agronomists to be among the world's best. Control the Ukraine and you control the grainery of Europe - and can exert tremendous leverage upon worldwide grain agricultural commodities prices.
If the U.S. insists on playing a game of brinksmanship over Ukraine, the consequences could be disastrous.
For one thing, as I mentioned above, the status of the petrodollar could be greatly threatened. The following is how Jim Willie is analyzing the situation...
If the Kremlin demands Gold bullion (or even Russian Rubles) for oil payments, then the interventions to subvert the Ruble currency by the London and Wall Street houses will backfire and blow up in the bankster faces. Expect any surplus Rubles would be converted quickly to Gold bullion. If the Chinese demand that they are permitted to pay for oil shipments in Yuan currency, then the entire Petro-Dollar platform will be subjected to sledge hammers and wrecking balls. The new Petro-Yuan defacto standard will have been launched from the Shanghai outpost. If the Saudis curry favor to the Russians and Chinese by accepting non-USDollar payments for oil shipments, then the Petro-Dollar is dead and buried.
In addition, if Russia starts dumping U.S. debt and gets other nations (such as China) to start doing the same, that could create a nightmare scenario for the U.S. financial system very rapidly.
So let us hope and pray that cooler heads prevail.
In my recent article entitled "The Top 12 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Heading Toward Another Recession", I discussed how the U.S. economy appears to be hurtling toward another major downturn.
And on Thursday, we learned that office supplies giant Staples has just announced that it is going to close 225 stores.
Even without this major international crisis, the U.S. economy would still be deeply troubled.
But if the United States and Russia do declare "economic war" on each other, all hell could start breaking loose.
Unfortunately, there does not appear to be much hope of anyone backing down at this point. In an editorial for the Washington Post, Henry Kissinger stated that it "is incompatible with the rules of the existing world order for Russia to annex Crimea."
Very interesting word choice.
So this is the situation we are facing...
-The U.S. government seems absolutely determined to "punish" Russia until it leaves Crimea.
-Russia is never going to leave Crimea, and has promised to "respond" harshly to any sanctions.
Most Americans are not paying much attention to what is going on in Ukraine, but this is a very, very big deal.
In the end, it could potentially affect the lives of virtually every man, woman and child on the planet.
Russia quits START
March 9, 2014 No one cares what Obama or his lying mafia say! Putin means what he says!
Russia ratcheted up international tensions over Ukraine by mobilizing air and coastal defenses for a large-scale month-long drill to prevent the disruption of the May 16 Crimean referendum.
Russia is considering halting foreign inspections of its strategic weapons arsenal, including nuclear-capable missiles, in response to threats from the United States and NATO.
Lines of tanks were seen heading from Russian bases towards Crimea Saturday.
Russia said (and I agree!)
The unfounded threats towards Russia from the US and NATO are seen as an unfriendly gesture that allows the declaration of force.
Obama violated START by threatening Russia and committing acts of war, therefore Russia is not bound either. This is chilling folks.
Russia warned sanctions would inevitably hit the United States like a boomerang.
USA military exercises have begun in areas around the Russia.
Russia on Crimea border guard post
Russians took control of a Ukrainian border guard post in western Crimea Sunday.
The Chernomorskoye base on the western edge of the Back Sea peninsula had been taken over without bloodshed. Russia now controlls 11 border guard posts in Crimea.
Mar 10, 2014
Ukraines impossible choice
Obama mafia announced harsh sanctions against Russia. Idiots!
There needs to be costs and consequences for all the laws Obama and his evil ones have broken!
Russia blasted American rhetoric.
Russia denounced American hypocrisy. LOL! Good for you Putin!
Obama wants his way - period.
Russia is protecting thier leased navy base in Crimea, home to its Black Sea Fleet.
Semi-autonomous Crimea has a referendum next week and may choose to secede from Ukraine.
Ukraine is a showdown whether it joins the East or the West.
20% of the Ukrainian population are Russian.
Kiev is considered the cradle of Russian civilization.
Much of the problem is Ukraine itself. It used to be the breadbasket of the region, instead of the basket case.
The Kiev nazis are pressuring Crimea toward Russia.
Putin defends Crimean referendum legitimacy.
Eastern Ukraine is also protesting the Nazi Kiev government.
Kiev coup was unconstitutional.
The Kiev nazis pressured Crimea, blocking the electronic system of the treasury, freezing accounts, and ramping up border police.
So Crimea is opening accounts in Russian banks.
Crimea would prefer to remain autonomous.
Europe Dependent on Russian Gas
Europe gets about a third of its natural gas from Russia, much of it through Ukraine.
They will need some gas money.
US-EU implemented travel bans, froze Russian assets and cancelled a planned EU-Russia summit. Russia is Europe third-largest trading partner, and the continent gets about 30% of its natural gas from Russia.
Ukraine has no other options to bring gas to the market.
Russia is heavily dependent on sales of oil and gas for revenue, and wants to be seen as a reliable supplier.
Russian troops seize hospital, missile base in Ukraine's Crimea
Russian troops seized a military hospital and a missile base in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea Monday, in the latest show of force in the battle for the country’s disputed future.
Pro-Russian militias joined Russian troops in taking over the hospital in Simferopol -- the region’s main administrative city -- herding staff members into a hallway to apparently “meet the institution’s new directors,” Reuters reported, citing Interfax. The report said 20 patients at the hospital are gravely ill.
Russian soldiers disarmed servicemen at a Ukrainian Army missile base overnight Friday. Ukrainian military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov told a local TV station that some 200 troops approached the building and threatened to charge it if the Ukrainian soldiers refused to give up their weapons.
Crimea's parliament has set a March 16 referendum on joining Russia, which has been denounced by Ukraine's government.
Did Ukraine Just Airlift Its Entire Gold Hoard To The U.S. Fed?
oday an outspoken hedge fund manager out of Hong Kong stunned King World News when he said that the entire Ukrainian gold hoard may have just secretly been flown from Ukraine to the United States. William Kaye, who 25 years ago worked for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions, also spoke about the incredible implications of this astonishing development. Below is what Kaye had to say in this powerful interview.
Kaye: “There are now reports coming from Ukraine that all of the Ukrainian gold has been airlifted, at 2 AM Ukrainian time, out of the main airport, Boryspil Airport, in Kiev, and is being flown to New York -- the presumable destination being the New York Fed....
Continue reading the William Kaye interview below..
“Now that’s 33 tons of gold which is worth somewhere between $1.5 billion - $2 billion. That would amount to a very nice down payment to the $5 billion that Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland boasted that the United States has already spent in their efforts to destabilize Ukraine, and put in place their own unelected government.”
Eric King: “Whether the United States is taking down Saddam Hussein in Iraq, or Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, there always seems to be gold at the end of the rainbow, which the U.S. then appropriates.”
Kaye: “That’s a good point, Eric. The United States installed a former banker in Ukraine who is very friendly to the West. He is also a guy with central bank experience. This would have been his first major decision to transport that gold out of Ukraine to the United States.
You may recall that allegedly the logistical requirements prevented the New York Fed from returning the 300 tons of gold the United States stores for Germany back to Germany. After a year of waiting, the New York Fed only sent Germany 5 tons of gold. So only 5 tons of gold was sent from the Fed to Germany, and it wasn’t even the 5 tons that had been originally stored with the Fed.
Even the Bundesbank has admitted that the gold sent to them by the New York Fed had to be melted down and tested for purity because it wasn’t Germany’s original bars. So how is it, since logistical requirements are supposedly such a major issue, that in one airlift, assuming this report is accurate, all the gold Ukraine possessed in their vault was taken out of Ukraine and delivered to the New York Fed?
I think anybody with any active brain cells knows that just like Germany, Ukraine will have to wait a very long time, and very likely will never see that gold again. Meaning, that gold is gone.”
March 11, 2014
WE WERE WARNED
Russian coastal defense missiles moved to Sevastopol
March 11, 2014 DEBKA Breaking News
The Russian army moved mobile coastal defense missile batteries to Sevastopol, Crimea base.
The K-300P (Nato codenamed SSC-5) are the most advanced of their kind.
The SSC5 is capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.
Analyzing events - what are puzzle pieces
Obama needs gold
Major scandals - gold, LIBOR, banking
banker suicides (assassinations?)
Kiev had upheaval - during olympics
Obama / USA took all gold in Ukraine
Iran just had an embarrassing encounter with Israel
Plane vanished with IBM employees aboard, stolen passports involved, Iran involved
Crimea involved, strange underground alien pyramids there
SYRIA getting rid of chemical weapons - they went where?
Israel discovers gas - and lots of it
Israel Gas Worth $52 Billion
Ukraine's ousted President Yanukovych says he was not removed from his office in accordance with Ukraine's constitution - live video
More: Yanukovych says upcoming Ukrainian elections are illegitimate, calls on international community not to support 'anti-constitutional coup' - live video
Yanukovych says US law prevents United States from giving financial aid to illegitimate governments - @Reuters
Crimea is breaking away from Ukraine, ousted President Yanukovych tells news conference, blames his opponents - @Reuters
Ukraine parliament warns Crimean assembly it faces dissolution unless March 16 referendum is called off by Wednesday - @Reuters
Report: All flights to Crimea airport suspended except from Russia's capital Moscow - @AFP
European Union leaders to call for greater efforts to cut reliance on imported gas at Brussels summit next week over Ukraine concerns - @Reuters
NATO's E-3A AWACS plane to start mission in Romanian airspace on Tuesday, Romania's defense ministry says - @Reuters
March 12, 2014
Russia warns of American deaths over Ukraine
American deaths will occur in Ukraine after 1,800 US mercenaries (terrorists) enter Donetsk region.
Ukraine illegitimate Nazi government overthrew its President and suspended its constitution, illegally ousted Russian-speaking representatives and brought in Academi (blackwater, xe).
Academi mercenaries are the Obama regimes shadow army.
Crimea - Shots fired
Shots fired in the air in a Ukrainian naval post in Crimea.
The rare shooting at a motor pool base near Bakhchisaray.
10 unidentified armed men in two minibuses drove into the compound and demanded Ukrainian personnel there give them 10 trucks.
Ukraine claims the men are Russian troops. Moscow denied that.
Ukraine Nazi president claims Russia is refusing talks
Russian leaders are refusing all negotiations with the illegitimate Nazi Ukraine pseudo-govt
said Turchynov. Nazi illegitimate PM Yatsenyuk is travelling to the US to meet Barack Hussein Obama.
On Thursday he will address the UN Security Council in New York.
Islam is Nazi.
Ukraine censors Russian TV
Kiev Nazis shut down the broadcasting of Russian TV channels
USA violates its own laws by aiding Ukraine coup Nazi govt. Nazi-Islam same thing.
World Bank to lend Ukraine $3bn
No Glimmer of a Breakthrough in Ukraine Impasse
Obama and Putin, Leagues Apart, Duel over Ukraine
Obama, Putin are leagues apart on Ukraine, their idyllic partnership shattered. debka
Jews colonized Crimea
In the 1920s Crimea was dotted with Jewish agricultural colonies and home to approximately 29,000 Jews. Jewish farmers from a Crimean collective celebrate the cornerstone laying for a new school in 1927
Since Russia invaded Crimea, this region of Ukraine has been in the spotlight.
Until 1938 when the Soviet system took the farms over and arrested many of their leaders and participants, AgroJoint, a program of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, provided training and leadership for these collective farms, including ones where residents were required to speak Yiddish.
Russia launches exercise near Ukraine
The clash between the USA and Russia is heating up in Crimean.
Moscow launched its biggest military exercise in 20 years in western Russia not far from the Ukraine border.
The US, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria also launched a series of military drills on the Black Sea and along the Polish borders with Russia on a far smaller scale.
Russian tycoons began shifting deposits out of Western financial institutions to the Far East.
That damned basturd Obama is going to get Americans killed in more areas than overseas!
He should have stayed out of Kiev.
US starts military drills on Russia's doorstep
The United States starts joint military training exercises in the Ukraine region.
A US navy destroyer will take part in manoeuvres with Romanian and Bulgarian warships in the Black Sea.
US fighter jets are arriving at the central Lask air base north in Poland to take part in joint exercises.
Notice how the MSM has all of a sudden put this on the backburner.
They are all playing with the plane
Events - puzzle pieces - extrapalate
UKRAINE, the future of the USA by Jerry Golden in Jerusalem
Looking at all events, they are pretty much tied together toward an evil goal.
When Russia attacks, nukes, invades USA, Hussein Obama can just fly off in AirForce 1.
We are his victims. Obama started this war with Russia, and I wish Russia would
only retaliate against Obama and his mafia - not us.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice
but when the wicked rule, the people mourn.
Kiev snipers shooting
March 13, 2014 Ukraine confirmed allegations that snipers who killed dozens of people during the violent unrest in Kiev operated from a building controlled by the Nazis on Maidan square.
(They were hired by Obama / NWO to shoot at BOTH sides, may have been blackwater.)
Shots that killed both civilians and police officers were fired from the Kiev Philharmonic Hall, which was under full control of the Nazis who are now the new govt Obama supports.
Snipers with automatic weapons supported the assault.
Many later witnessed 20 people leaving the building carrying military style bag for carrying sniper and assault rifles with optical sights.
The snipers could be foreigners, including mercenaries.
Almost 100 people were killed and another 900 injured during the violent standoff near Maidan Square in Kiev in February.
Russia Massing Military Forces Near Border With Ukraine
March 13, 2014 THAT CAPTION is OVERKILL
Moscow military troops in the Belgorod, Kursk and Rostov regions abutting eastern Ukraine, where many ethnic Russians have protested against the Nazi government in Kiev, Ukraine, and appealed to Putin for protection.
With NATO announcing its own deployments of fighter jets and exercises to countries on Ukraine’s western border, the crisis appeared to be worsening.
Throw in the Crimea referendum vote March 16th.
The ouster of President Yanukovych, who literally fled for his life, is presenting the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Soviet Union.
No, the worst crisis of our lifetime is Barak Hussein Obama.
Belarus is west of Russia, north of Ukraine, east of Lithuania and Poland
Russia transfers 9 warplanes to Belarus to counter massing of forces on the border.
Six Russian Sukhoi-27 fighter jets and 3 transport planes have been deployed at Bobruisk airfield in Belarus.
Belarus President Lukashenko invited Russian forces to fend off potential NATO threat.
NATO is sending 12 F-16 aircraft in Poland, in the wake of the Crimea crisis, and
Polish President Komorowski has asked for an even greater US presence.
Baltic states have also requested military assistance from NATO.
The Russian aircraft in Belarus will participate in a joint training exercise
between Russia and Belarus intended to guarantee collective security in Eastern Europe.
Russian and Belarusian troops can move freely throughout both countries.
Lukashenko is concerned about NATOs eastward expansion since 1994 and has been one of Russia's staunchest allies.
Russia to face massive damage
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Russia risks
massive political and economic consequences if it sticks to its position on Ukraine.
On behalf of her EU and Western counterparts, she said they support imposing sanctions.
EU and others are prepared to freeze bank accounts and impose travel restrictions.
Crimean leaders declared independence from Ukraine, citing Kosovo.
Russia deploys 8,500 troops for artillery drills in south
Russia launched massive artillery drills in the South involving some 8,500 troops and lots of hardware to coincides with war games.
The artillery exercises coincide with war games by in the south and west.
Hackers down Russian websites
Mar 14, 2014 Hackers brought down websites of the Kremlin and the Russian Central Bank in a wave of online DDoS attacks. The website is now operational for most users.
Websites of several Russian media also hit. Anonymous Caucasus (Chechyn Muslims) claimed it was responsible saying it had nothing to do with Ukraine. TRUE, Chechyns have fought Russia for years. Obama mafia may be helping Chechyns.
Russian media websites hit by DDoS attack
March 14, 2014 Websites of several Russian state TV channels have been hit by a large cyberattack suspected to partly come from Kiev. Anonymous Caucasus (Chechyn Muslims) claimed it was responsible saying it had nothing to do with Ukraine.
After the start of a DDoS attack, hacker group proclaimed - tango down - on Twitter.
Tango down is US-NATO military slang for Target Down, when an enemy or target has been neutralized.
This phrase has been routinely used by Anonymous.
If the missing plane is on Diego Garcia, the U.S. military has been Occupy.
Hackers down Russian website
Hackers brought down the Kremlin website and the Russian Central Bank in a wave of online DDoS attacks. The website is now operational for most users.
DDoS attacks flood a server, causing the site to work so slowly that it becomes unavailable.
The site now appears to be working, but is experiencing delays loading page information.
Kremlin website hit by powerful cyber attack
East Ukraine clashes
One killed and 10 hurt and taken to hospitals following clashes in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.
Tensions erupted where the Russian people had been rallying in support of creating an eastern Ukrainian autonomy and against Kiev nazi government.
A rally for Ukraine integrity at the same time and place as anti-government protest.
Nazis provoked the Russians.
Russian pilots forced to sleep on planes
Ukraine border guards force Russian pilots to sleep on planes, threaten flights safety.
Aeroflot pilots were banned from leaving airport terminals and had to sleep on planes overnight.
Jittery customers run on banks in Crimea
Mar 14, 2014 Ukraine's largest bank says customers in the nation's Crimean Peninsula are lining up to withdraw cash from their accounts as the region occupied by Russian troops prepares for Sunday's referendum on joining Russia.
Lines of customers could be seen forming on Thursday outside Privat and other banks amid uncertainty over the peninsula's future.
Oleh Serha, a spokesman for Privat bank, said all banks in Crimea are struggling to deliver more cash to the region, where tensions are high between ethnic Russians and minority ethnic Ukrainians and Tartars.
Serha said the bank has imposed a limit of 1,500 hryvna ($150) on daily withdrawals across all of Ukraine.
Its government and Western nations have denounced the referendum as illegitimate and warned Russia against trying to annex Crimea.
While the sight of Russian flags, pro-Russian troops, and Russian navy ships in Crimea is now a day-to-day thing; this morning brings a new normal for the eastern Ukraine region - long lines at bank ATMs as the bank runs have begun. We noted last night the dreaded inversion of Ukraine's yield curve, the greater-than-50% yields on 3-month Ukraine government debt, and the pressures on local bank debt maturities as the ability to garner dollars cost-effectively was becoming a problem but on the heels of concerns by the head of the central bank that moving cash in Crimea was difficult, ATM withdrawal limits have been cut. People in long ATM lines are reported to be concerned because "banks are closing" but it is Deutsche Bank's comments this morning that raised many an eyebrow as they suggest that Ukraine's debt is pricing in a "burden-sharing" haircut for bondholders (which as we have seen in the past - in Cyprus - can quickly ripple up the capital structure and become a depositor haircut).
Russia says intercepted US drone over Crimea
14 Mar 2014 A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukranian region of Crimea.
"The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground. It was possible to break the link with US operators with complex radio-electronic" technology, said Rostec in a statement.
The drone fell "almost intact into the hands of self-defence forces" added Rostec, which said it had manufactured the equipment used to down the aircraft, but did not specify who was operating it.
"Judging by its identification number, UAV MQ-5B belonged to the 66th American Reconnaissance Brigade, based in Bavaria," Rostec said on its website, which also carried a picture of what it said was the captured drone.
The Crimean port of Sevastopol is home to Russia's Black Sea Fleet, which is believed to be equipped with detection equipment.
Crimea, where pro-Kremlin forces have control, is to hold a referendum on Sunday on the peninsula joining Russia, in what Moscow says is a fair expression of self identity but the West views as an illegal annexation of sovereign territory.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says US will respond quickly with sanctions against Russia after Crimea referendum - @markknoller
Russian companies withdraw billions from west, say Moscow bankers
Russian companies are pulling billions out of western banks, fearful that any US sanctions over the Crimean crisis could lead to an asset freeze, according to bankers in Moscow.
Sberbank and VTB, Russia’s giant partly state-owned banks, as well as industrial companies, such as energy group Lukoil, are among those repatriating cash from western lenders with operations in the US. VTB has also cancelled a planned US investor summit next month, according to bankers.
The flight comes as last-ditch diplomatic talks between Russia’s foreign minister and the US secretary of state to resolve the tensions in Ukraine ended without an agreement.
Markets were nervous before Sunday’s Crimea referendum on secession from Ukraine. Traders and businesspeople fear this could spark western sanctions against Russia as early as Monday.
Yields on Russia’s 10-year government bonds rose close to 9.7 per cent on Friday, compared with less than 8 per cent in January. The rouble hit 36.7 to the dollar, near to its weakest rate on record.
It also emerged on Friday that Russia’s top 10 billionaires, led by Alisher Usmanov, had lost a combined $6.6bn of their net worth over the past week, according to research firm Wealth-X. Russian equities, which showed more weakness on Friday, have lost 20 per cent of their value since the start of the year.
Talks in London between Kerry and Lavrov end with impasse on Ukraine
An 11th-hour U.S. effort to head off the growing confrontation with Russia over Ukraine failed Friday, and Moscow shipped more troops and armor into the flash point Crimean region ahead of a planned vote on breaking away from Ukraine and rejoining Russia.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry warned against a “back-door annexation” of the strategic Black Sea peninsula by Russia. But Kerry conceded that six hours of talks with Russia’s top diplomat here neither stopped Sunday’s vote nor opened a new diplomatic path for Moscow to step back from the Cold War-tinged standoff.
U.S. and European sanctions on Russia, the most significant since the collapse of the Soviet Union, were all but certain.
“We don’t have a common vision of the situation,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following crisis talks called by Kerry.
No agreements were reached, Lavrov told reporters in Russian. He stressed that Russia still insists on Crimea’s right to hold the referendum Sunday on independence. He said Russia would decide after the vote on how to respond.
So we have Ukraine, the missing Malasian(sp) plane, and now this? Hhhhmmm...
U.S. aims to give up control over Internet administration
By Craig Timberg, Friday, March 14, 5:19 PM
U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm some business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web.
Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance last year.
“The timing is right to start the transition process,” said Lawrence E. Strickling, assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information. “We look forward to ICANN convening stakeholders across the global Internet community to craft an appropriate transition plan.”
The practical consequences of the decision were not immediately clear, but it could alleviate rising global complaints that the United States essentially controls the Web and takes advantage of its oversight role to help spy on the rest of the world.
U.S. officials set strict conditions and an indeterminate timeline for the transition from federal government authority, saying that a new oversight body must be created and win the trust of crucial stakeholders around the world, officials said. An international meeting to discuss the future of Internet is scheduled for March 24, in Singapore.
The announcement essentially ruled out the possibility that the United Nations would take over the U.S. role, something many nations have advocated and U.S. officials have long opposed.
The looming change — if successfully executed — would end or at least dramatically alter the long-running contract between the U.S. Commerce Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a California-based non-profit group that goes by the acronym ICANN. That contract is due to expire next year but could be extended if the transition plan is not complete.
“I welcome the beginning of this transition process that you have outlined. The global community will be included in full,” said Fadi Chehade, president of ICANN.
Rumors that the U.S. government would step out of its oversight role sparked concerns among those who long have maintained that ICANN did not do enough to protect security online.
“To set ICANN so-called “free” is a very major step that should done with careful oversight,” said Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of the Association of National Advertisers. “We would be very concerned about that step.”
Yet other groups saw the move away from U.S. oversight as inevitable and expressed support for the process if it’s open and embraces the needs of people who use the Internet around the world.
“This is a step in the right direction to resolved important international disputes about how the Internet is governed,” said Gene Kimmelman, president of Public Knowledge, a group that promotes open access to the Internet.
Verizon, one of the world’s biggest Internet providers, issued a statement saying, “A successful transition in the stewardship of these important functions to the global multi-stakeholder community would be a timely and positive step in the evolution of Internet governance.”
ICANN’s most important function is to oversee the assigning of Internet domains — such as .com, .edu and .gov — and ensure that the various companies and universities involved in directing digital traffic do so safely. ICANN is midway through a massive and controversial expansion that is adding hundreds of new domains, such as .book, .gay and .army, to the Internet’s infrastructure.
It long has faced complaints that the highly profitable domain name industry, which sells individual Web addresses for hefty markups, had established practical control over ICANN, to the detriment of other users. Rumors that the U.S. government would relinquish control were enough to alarm some business leaders on Friday.
Chehade addressed such concerns, saying, “Nothing will be done in any way to jeopardize the security and stability of the Internet.”
Obama is determined to start WW 3
Extrapalate from puzzle pieces March, 2014
Did US military hijack Malaysia 777? Both pilots are Muslim, Iranians aboard
Will Obama put a nuke aboard?
Will he send it loaded with the passengers to fly into the Kremlin like a giant drone?
Will Russia shoot it down? This would start WW3.
I AM SAYING THERE is a CONNECTION
between the missing plane and Ukraine!
Russia intercepted US drone over Crimea
Mar 15, 2014 Russia intercepted and downed a Hunter US military drone over the Crimea.
For USA to send a drone over Crimea is an ACT of WAR - by USA.
Hunter has long endurance, multi-mission, tactical UAV.
John Kerry and Russia are sharply at odds on Crimea
Attempt to jam Russian satellites carried out from Western Ukraine
Russia plans new Ukraine bases for nuclear missiles