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Videos and Photos of the Odessan Massacre, and Why It Was Done
Posted on May 8, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog
By Eric Zuesse:
For the first time in history, an organized massacre of civilians has been filmed by many people from many different angles and perspectives while it was happening, and is documented in extraordinary detail in “real time,” the perpetrators having no fear of any negative consequences from their endeavor, and even cheering and celebrating the tortures and deaths as they were being imposed upon the helpless victims. The perpetrators were unconcerned, because what they were doing was what the government (which the U.S. had imposed upon their country and which U.S. taxpayers had spent more than 5 billion dollars to bring about there) had wanted them to do, and had helped to organize them to carry out. These people were just having fun, like a party to them, nothing really serious at all. Sort of like Stanley Kubrick’s movie A Clockwork Orange, more than, say Auschwitz (such a bore!). But, if so, a hundredfold more. And none of these people (tragically including the victims) were actors!
Background: On May 2nd, the Ukrainian Government in Kiev, located in the west, ordered local governments in the country’s east to take over the buildings that were being occupied by Russian-speaking Ukrainians who didn’t recognize the legitimacy of that newly installed and U.S.-supported Ukrainian government. There was violence in many cities, one being Odessa, where Russian-speaking Ukrainians were taken into the Trade Unions Building (viewed as leftist by the conservative political parties) and were massacred by burning, gunshots, and other means.
This video from George Eliason, an American living in Ukraine, shows the Trade Unions Building starting to be firebombed; then at 2:28 a big firebomb is blasted into the building and there are cheers, but by the end of the video the flames are strong and the sky can hardly be seen because of the dense smoke from the burning building:


The next video shows the firebombs (Molotov cocktails) being thrown into the Odessa Trade Unions Building, and occupants escaping to the roof:


This next, very brief, video shows the burning building from the street, with someone (who is identified on other videos as “Mykola”) firing a gun in the direction of the burning building:


This next video shows a crowd of anti Russian-speaking men from the neo-Nazi Pravy Sector (or “Right Sector,” paramilitary racist anti-Russian nationalist Ukrainian party) herding Russian-speaking Ukrainians into the burning building:


This video from Eliason shows members of Pravy Sector throwing stones and firing rifles into the building:


This brief video from Eliason shows people jumping out of windows from the burning building:


This video from Eliason shows people with clubs beating to death to finish off several people who had just jumped from the windows:


This brief (2:06) video, which was uploaded to youtube on 6 May 2014,

shows an Odessan who is in a street-crowd right after the massacres had occurred on May 2nd, and he’s being asked questions about what had happened. A passerby with a cellphone recorded this brief interview, and the questions came from members of the crowd, who wanted his account.
Here’s my transcript of the video’s printed subscript’s English translation, retaining its typos exactly as they were shown in the film-clip (except that the curse-words aren’t shown letter-for-letter), and with clarifications added by me in red:
Those who were collecting the bodies said: we were walking on the dead bodies … [How many people got killed there?] If we take the whole day, 116. … They are burying them secretly. They were collecting the bodies and finished off the wounded. [Did they poison them with some gas?] Not only with gas. They used stan granades, guns, traumatic guns, pump-action rifles. They chased the people into the building and finished them there. Two guys were clubbed to death with sticks. Is it normal? Is it a f–king united country? They burned a woman with two children alive. In the first floor this woman and two children were killed. … And the Media called us … I’m sorry but I will talk [to the media]! The Ukrainian [Kiev] Media call us terrorists. But the Right Sector [a Western-oriented neo-Nazi party, prominent in the new Kiev government], the wankers, chased us up to the roof of the builing. They threw Molotov Cocktails at us and cried ‘Death to enemies’. To what enemies [he asked them]? And then they cried [out in support of] ‘United Ukraine’. [He replied] F–k the United Ukraine. F–k this country [the newly installed government in Kiev]. [How all this was going chronologically?] Chronologically? They came … [Were there any children killed?] There were many children, women and old people murdered. They finished off the wounded. With headshots. They jumped on their heads. The police couldn’t do anything, they only cordoned off the building. The police tried to come up, a grenade burst among them, and they jumped on the dead bodies. [Where are the rest of the bodies?] The rest of the bodies are six kilometers from Odessa. We need to go there and take them. [unclear question] My name is Vania. [He turns to go.]
This news report by Eliason,
opednews.com/articles/Odessa–the-First-Pogrom-by-George-Eliason-Activism-Anti-War_Civil-Disobedience_Class-War_Obama-Warmonger-140507-595.html
includes photos from the event while it was happening, and also links to videos. Among the still photos in it are these
opednews.com/articles/2/Odessa–the-First-Pogrom-by-George-Eliason-Activism-Anti-War_Civil-Disobedience_Class-War_Obama-Warmonger-140507-595.html
showing (as he titles them) “Pregant woman strangled with cord,” “Torture- Gasoline poured over his head,” and “Rape and torture victim.”
This next item is a picture of the burning building, and a list of the first 36 identified corpses:
unian.net/politics/914899-stali-izvestnyi-imena-36-pogibshih-v-stolknoveniyah-v-odesse.html
This group of photos includes both the photo of the strangled pregnant woman and the video recorded from the ground below while she was screaming for help:
ersieesist.livejournal.com/813.html
The following 59-second video taken right before the operation shows local Odessa police forces en-masse refusing to participate in it, dropping their shields and walking off, instead of following their instructions from the central government in Kiev:

users.livejournal.com/_devol_/882549.html
The Ukrainian title right below that video translates as “Part of the Odessa Police refused to stand in the cordon.”
Next is a photo of two Right Sector girls smiling into the camera while carrying Molotov cocktails to the building to join in the massacre:
facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203476189495505&set=a.4248624383967.167315.1536441281&type=1&theater
The following 9-minute video was taken by a Right Sector person wandering through the wrecked burnt-out building on the night of May 2nd after the job was done, to inspect the corpses and record with pride and satisfaction the results of a day’s work:


The last two mentioned items are linked to on May 2nd, the very day of the events, at this informative blogpost:
moonofalabama.org/2014/05/ukraine-imf-lose-the-east-and-get-more-money/comments/page/2/
where the 9-minute video is described thusly: “The people either suffocated to death or/and were beaten to death. The fascists are searching the corpses for their identification and names and contacts of their friends … apparently to put them on the list of further fascist terror.” Wallets are taken, etc., for that investigative purpose. So, the victims’ families might now also be in danger.
Also linked-to there is a photo of a coterie of about 6 girls pouring from a gasoline can into beer-bottles to make the Molotov cocktails. They looked like a group of friends simply enjoying a street-party:
politnavigator.net/opublikovany-snimki-ulybayushhikhsya-aktivistok-gotovyashhikh-koktejjli-molotova-v-odesse-foto.html
Here is the ultimate group of videos:
scgnews.com/odessa-massacre-evidence-the-mainstream-media-wont-show-you-warning-disturbing-footage
Here are key parts translated from the transcript of the lengthiest video there:
0.43-47 “Let us burn those motherf–kers right in the building, f–king faggots”
1.08 Everything around is already burning. Injured people are lying on the ground.
1.18 1.20 Maidan activist Mykola is running and shooting at people, who are trying to escape from the window.
5.40-5.50 attackers throw more fire to the window and then are shouting “GOAL!!!”
6.25 – 7.13 Mykola … is shooting at people who are trying to catch air and are seen from the window.
8.10 Maidan activists are telling each other to go to the backyard, because people are trying to escape from there
8.26 Crowd is shouting “They are escaping! Run to the backyard!”
14.15 People, who are still alive are shouting “Police, you have been bought as scums and all of you will go to prison afterwards!”
14.41 Man from the window is shouting “Citizens of Odessa city, rise up!”
16.40 People start to jump from the window. 2, 3, 4 dead bodies. [Not shown, but only mentioned in the conversation.]
21.00 Still alive girls are shouting from the second and third floor.
23.00 Burning man has fallen from the window. Crowd is happy.
23.20 Anti-nationalist man is lying on the roof. Maidan nazzis are shouting to him “Jump! Glory to the Ukraine!”
Another of the videos there is “Ukraine Crisis – What You’re Not Being Told,” and it includes the tapped phone-call on which Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet informed EU Foreign Policy Chief Cathy Ashton, regarding the results of Paet’s investigation into who was behind the snipers who on 20 February 2013 had fired on protesters in Kiev and murdered 21 people, which Obama blamed on Yanukovych and which was used as the chief legal pretext for his ouster. “There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new coalition.” The snipers firing both at the Maidan protesters and at Yanukovych’s police were hired by the people that Victoria Nuland placed into power to replace the democratically elected President, Yanukovych. He was corrupt, but he didn’t do this: “our” people did it, but Obama and his team hid it, and they still hide it.
And here are still-shots of the burnt corpses:
fishki.net/anti/1266149-zhertvy-odessy-dom-profsojuzov.html?mode=profile:396961:posts
[Note from Washington's Blog: Former Associated Press and Newsweek reporter Robert Parry documents other horrific acts as part of the mass killing in Odessa: As the building was engulfed in flames, some people who tried to flee were chased and beaten, while those trapped inside heard the Ukrainian nationalists liken them to black-and-red-striped potato beetles called Colorados, because those colors are used in pro-Russian ribbons.
“Burn, Colorado, burn” went the chant.
As the fire worsened, those dying inside were serenaded with the taunting singing of the Ukrainian national anthem. The building also was spray-painted with Swastika-like symbols and graffiti reading “Galician SS,” a reference to the Ukrainian nationalist army that fought alongside the German Nazi SS in World War II, killing Russians on the eastern front
.]
The reason why the Kiev government is ousting Russian-speaking Ukrainians from government buildings in the east is to retain control of the east. CNBC had headlined on May 1st, just the day before these massacres, “IMF warns Ukraine on bailout if it loses east” and reported: “‘This is something of a leap of faith for the IMF and is politically driven by key IMF shareholders [the international aristocracy in the U.S and Europe] to support the (interim prime minister Arseniy) Yatseniuk “kamikaze” administration in its reform efforts,’ according to Tim Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank.”
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Of course this is only one incident, however horrific and barbarian. There is more to this chapter of the Ukraine story and that can be read here where the above was excerpted from -
washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/videos-photos-odessan-massacre-done.html.
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clothcapclothcap on May 10th, 2014 11:55 am (UTC)
False Flag in Odessa: The Pathetic U.S. Media Coverage
By Mike Whitney
“According to the evidence that I’ve seen …Odessa was a giant false flag operation. It… was one of those staged massacres that the pro-Western forces from Bosnia to Kosovo, now Ukraine, excel at staging, intended to draw Russia to overreact and commit military forces … I believe that the fact that they are willing to stage such a horrendous atrocity shows the depth of their desperation at this point.”
Nebojsa Malic, political analyst, Russia Today
“Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
I shared all this with my own people
There, where misfortune had abandoned us.”
“Requiem” – Anna Akhmatova

Photos of the victims of the Odessa fire which have been circulating on the Internet have cast doubt on the official version of events. It’s now clear that many of the anti-junta activists who occupied the Trade Unions House were neither burned to death nor died of smoke inhalation, but were savagely shot at point-blank range by agents and thugs who had infiltrated the building to kill as many of the occupants as possible, burn the corpses, and then slip away without notice. Some of the victims–like a young woman who was eight months pregnant –were strangled with an electrical chord and left slumped backwards over her desk in a room that shows no sign of fire or smoke damage. In another case, a woman was stripped naked from the waste down, raped, killed, and set ablaze.
In still other cases, victims with bullet-holes through their skulls, had flammable fluid dumped on their heads and were incinerated, leaving a charred head atop a corpse whose clothes were untouched by fire. The sloppily-executed killing-spree proves that the fire was not the result of a spontaneous clash between pro and anti-Kiev demonstrators, but a carefully planned black-op that likely involved foreign Intel agencies working hand-in-hand with the fascist junta government in Kiev. Did we mention that the CIA has taken up residence in the Ukrainian capital? Here’s the scoop from the AFP:
“Dozens of specialists from the US Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation are advising the Ukrainian government … helping Kiev end the rebellion in the east of Ukraine and set up a functioning security structure…” (CIA, FBI agents ‘advising Ukraine government: report, AFP)
We all know about the CIA’s energetic efforts to create a “functioning security structure” in nations around the world. The CIA’s presence in Ukraine suggests that the US was either actively involved in the Odessa incident or knows who was. Either way, there should be an independent investigation before the case is referred to the ICC for prosecution.
Continues http://www.globalresearch.ca/false-flag-in-odessa-the-pathetic-u-s-media-coverage/5381326
(Anonymous) on May 10th, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: False Flag in Odessa: The Pathetic U.S. Media Coverage
Words like 'savages' 'uncivilised' ''pagan' spring to mind. The veneer has worn off and the truth is emerging.

There are no divine rights of kings or anybody else; only rights seized through cruel violence. Caesar has no more entitlement to anything than the next man or woman unless the people permit it to be so. We should render him nothing but what he earns.

How much longer will the people permit this?

A01A
Re: False Flag in Odessa: The Pathetic U.S. Media Coverage - (Anonymous) on May 13th, 2014 11:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on May 10th, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
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clothcapclothcap on May 10th, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
Re Kiev chem weapons
Seem to be the same as used in the Trade Union House false flag.
clothcapclothcap on May 10th, 2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
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clothcapclothcap on May 10th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
Kiev Uses Chemical Weapons
by Stephen Lendman
[...] Washington manipulates criminal events in Ukraine. Coup-appointed putschists are convenient stooges. They're murdering their own people. They're doing it in cold blood.
Donetsk People's Republic leaders said Mariupol self-defense forces were attacked with chemical weapons. A statement issued said:
"Kiev bears the entire responsibility not only for their state agencies' actions, but also for the actions by citizens who illegally apply means of chemical warfare."
"Armed groups controlled by Kiev used unidentified chemical weapons on May 6 while storming the City Council headquarters."
"The defenders of the City Council have left the contaminated area."
"Many of them had their breathing systems damaged, which is likely to have consequences and probably be a danger to their lives."
A toxic choking agent was used. One victim was diagnosed with unidentified gas poisoning.
Others were affected. Symptoms include first-degree chemical-inflicted eye burns, alcoholic-like intoxication, bodily lacerations and fainting. Victims were hospitalized.
At the same time, Kiev forces attacked Mariupol. They did so with tanks and other heavy weapons.
Federalization supporters screamed "Fascists." Armored vehicles fired on unarmed civilians. Reports suggest around 20 deaths. Many more were wounded.
Full http://sjlendman.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/kiev-uses-chemical-weapons.html
clothcapclothcap on May 10th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
A recent comment at the above post source
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/videos-photos-odessan-massacre-done.html
polfilmblog
Missing the most crucial part of the story:
Police provocateurs started the violence in Odessa:
Odessa Provocateurs: More Evidence
http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/odessa-provocateurs-more-evidence/
“One of the identified coordinators was deputy chief of the Odessa Interior ministry branch Colonel Dmitry Fucheji.”

Odessa Massacre Planned ih Kiev
http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/odessa-massacre-planned-in-kiev/
Odessa Tragedy Planned by Authorities’ Representatives – Kiev Official
KIEV, May 7 (RIA Novosti) – Last Friday’s massacre in Ukraine’s Odessa that left more than 40 people dead was a well-coordinated and planned operation with the participation of representatives of the authorities in Kiev, Ukraine’s acting Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitsky said Wednesday.
“This action was not prepared at some internal level, it was a well-planned and coordinated action in which some authorities’ representatives have taken part,” Makhnitsky said.
Makhnitsky promised to reveal the names of those who took part in the tragedy that occurred in Odessa.
clothcapclothcap on May 10th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
No Red Line Requiem for Dead Syrian Soldiers
By Jeremy Salt
[...] The counter and more compelling narrative has been fortified by Seymour Hersh’s two reports. The first showed that Barack Obama suppressed evidence from his own intelligence agencies indicating that the ‘rebels’ were most probably responsible. It also showed that the sarin apparently used in the attack was not stocked by the Syrian military but was of the lower grade ‘kitchen’ sarin known to have been produced or sought by the takfiri groups. His report also showed that the Israeli and US military intelligence had been keeping a close watch on supplies of chemical weapons in the hands of the Syrian military. Neither reported any movement of this material in the period before the attack.
Going for Bush over Abu Ghraib is one thing but going for Obama over Syria is something else and the ‘liberal’ press in the US refused to touch this report and the second follow-up report Hersh published in the London Review of Books more recently, suggesting that the sarin gas used in the attack around Damascus was provided with the support of the Turkish government.
The attack on the outskirts of the Syrian capital was a clear attempt to push Barack Obama over his own ‘red line’ so that he would order a direct military attack on Syria in place of the semi-covert war he has been running. This ‘red line’ apparently only applies when there is some hope of showing that the Syrian ‘regime’ is using chemical weapons. Despite trying very hard, not once has the US or any other government been able to prove this. All the evidence points to the takfiris, shopping for chemical weapons material in Turkey, being found with cylinders of the stuff in Syria, filming themselves while they experiment on rabbits, using a chlorine-based chemical weapon at Khan al Assal, almost certainly using chemical weapons around Damascus last August and now using some kind of chemical weapon against Syrian soldiers in Dara’a province on or about April 25.
Sharing common ground with the media, the human rights organizations have had nothing to say about this latest attack. Neither has Mr Ban Ki Moon, the hand-wringing grand arbiter of peace and justice around the world. Neither has the UN Human Rights Council, pumping out its own anti-Syrian propaganda reports at regular intervals. They are all quiet for one simple and central reason: in their own way, all of them have been complicit in the attack on Syria, the most determined attempt made in modern times to destroy a government in the Middle East.
The US and its friends in the anti-Syrian collective profess to abhor terrorism when they utilize it. Jabhat al Nusra is just one of their tools, as brutal as the officially-designated terrorist enemy, the Islamic State of Iraq and Bilad al Sham. The government perpetrators of this relentless assault on Syria skulk behind an array of empty but useful slogans. Civil war, rebels, transition to democracy, humanitarian concern …. Having devastated the country, using the most debased tools, i.e takfiris who are more destructive of Islam than the most fervent Islamophobe, now they are raising their hands in horror at the consequences of their own actions. The poor children: the women being raped or sold ….. If millions of Syrians have been driven outside their country, if they are starving or begging in the streets of Turkish cities, it is because of what they have done. They are as shameful in their deceit as they are disgusting in their hypocrisy.
This is the clearest evidence we have had of a chemical weapons attack. There is no photo-shopping and no conflicted narrative. There are the bodies of the young men and there are the representatives of the group that killed them. This attack cannot possibly be sheeted home to the Syrian army or the ‘regime’. Not even the most gullible western media consumer would be taken in. So it is being ignored as if it had never happened. The media needs to be confronted on the basis of its own self-ascribed principles: please report this latest apparent outrage against humanity and if you won’t report it, please explain why.
Full http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38450.htm
clothcapclothcap on May 11th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
Brzezinski endorses arming Ukrainian junta, to no avail
The situation in Ukraine is on the verge of spiralling out of complete control, especially now that the junta's military and Pravy Sector irregulars are deployed against the citizens of the Southeast. The US is bunkering down in its support of the coup-imposed Ukrainian authorities with a renewed round of sanctions against Russia and Congressional chatter about arming the Ukrainian forces.
Among the strongest advocates of American aggression is former National Security Advisor and influential policy activist Zbigniew Brzezinski (incidentally, the strategic founder of the Mujahedeen), who in a recent article argues that the US needs to step up its military commitment to Ukraine. What is most striking, however, is that Brzezinski's attempts to paint Russia in a negative light betray a self-conscious guilt on the part of the American ruling establishment. As such, Brzezinski’s latest blather into public diplomacy should be seen as nothing more than the thinly disguised psy-op that it is.
Most news reports on Brzezinski's piece focus on his suggestion to arm the Ukrainian military (and by implicit understanding, the Neo-Nazi Pravy Sector forces now aligned with them) in order to create a type of guerrilla insurgency to sabotage any Russian peace and stabilization intervention in the beleaguered Southeast. This plan for proxy warfare reeks of the stench of 1980s Afghanistan, when the US (guided by Brzezinski) worked to trick the Soviets into a quagmire. A simple substitution shows that the US has a simple plan for copying this template into 2014 Ukraine. Whereas the Afghans had Stinger missiles, rural battlegrounds, and CIA-trained organization, the Ukrainians are envisioned to have hand-held rockets and anti-tank missiles, an urban battleground, and, like the Afghans, CIA organization as well. It's the same trick being played on the same audience, but this time the trickster himself is the fool.
Nowhere is this seen more explicitly than in Brzezinski’s plea for Obama to present a "comprehensive statement of what is really at stake". A point for point response as viewed by the Rest (non-West) follows:
Brzezinski: Why we are facing this problem?
Rest: There has been an explosion of Western-organized covert activity all across the world (Color Revolutions, "Arab Spring"), dangerously culminating on Russia’s doorstep. Brzezinski’s Arc of Crisis and Eurasian Balkans policy have leaped from the Mideast to Eastern Europe in order to separate Russia from Ukraine. Brzezinski wrote in his 1997 book "The Grand Chessboard" that keeping Ukraine away from Russia is absolutely necessary to prevent Russia from restoring an "empire". This line of thinking fulfils Hillary Clinton’s threat of "figure[ing] out effective ways to slow down or prevent [the Eurasian Union]".
Brzezinski: Why it is in our common interest to resolve it?
Rest: Nobody in Eurasia wants to see the Eurasian Balkans project succeed, because if it does, then a bloody divide and rule policy will conquer the supercontinent.
Brzezinski: Why, if negotiation does not work out, (do) we have an obligation to help Ukraine?
Rest: The entire world has an obligation to help the people of Ukraine, just not the junta. Color Revolutions and their spawn must be eradicated at the root, otherwise their non-state actor infrastructure will spread like weeds throughout the Eurasian lawn and choke out other Resistant and Defiant (R&D) States.
Continues below
Links at source VoR http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_05_09/Brzezinski-endorses-arming-Ukrainian-junta-to-no-avail-3995/
clothcapclothcap on May 11th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
Continued - Brzezinski endorses arming Ukrainian junta, to no avail
Brzezinski: Above all, the president must clarify why we cannot tolerate an international system in which countries are invaded by thugs and destabilized from abroad.
Rest: This is exactly what President Putin and the Russian Federation have been doing for years, and Putin most recently referred to the threat of Color Revolutions in his speech announcing the reunification of Crimea with Russia. Thugs have turned Libya into a "scumbag Woodstock", and they have been fighting for over three years to overthrow the popular secular government of Syria and replace it with an extreme Islamic dictatorship. Both are exported from abroad, and the US has now set its shadowy sights on Ukraine.
Brzezinski: And why this is a common responsibility not just for us but for our allies and other friends like the Chinese, whose stake in stability should be as great as ours.
Rest: China most certainly has a stake in Eastern European stability, so much so that it has just announced its cooperation in linking Crimea to mainland Russia.
The Rest understands the trick being played by the West, and they are not falling for the same games anymore. This is why Brzezinski implores Obama to address the American people, not the world, in pushing for an escalation of the crisis by arming the Ukrainian junta. It’s a lost cause to try to sell the same old shtick to a global non-Western audience that is becoming more politically and economically empowered with each passing year. And interestingly enough, it may even be a sign of desperation for Obama to so explicitly address his American subjects on this topic. After all, at the end of March, 46 percent of Americans disapproved of the way Obama was handling the Ukrainian Crisis. Western pundits may spin this as meaning that the public wants Obama to "get tough" on the issue, but the opposite may be true. One needs look no further for evidence of the US population's weariness for warfare than the extreme unpopularity that a US strike on Syria last year, to say nothing of taking measures that could theoretically push Russia and the US to nuclear brinksmanship.
The ultimate irony behind Brzezinski’s piece is it is he who engineered this entire Ukrainian destabilization strategy through the theories advocated in "The Grand Chessboard". It is not realistic that he, of all people, would suddenly turn into a dove after his policy has seen relative success in disrupting Russia's foreign policy with its largest Eastern European neighbor. Taken from this obvious perspective, his article and its "peaceful" recommendations (a trilateral economic framework) should be taken with a grain of salt. Cursory research would indicate that it was first Russia, not Brzezinski, who thought of the trilateral idea, although this was flatly rejected at the time.
Additionally, while using Turkey's 50+ years of trying to join the EU as some type of assurance that Ukraine would not immediately be gobbled up into the Union, Brzezinski conveniently omits the blinding speed that Brussels surged East into relatively poor and politically dysfunctional Bulgaria and Romania, to say nothing of formerly war-torn Croatia's ascension last year. The ease with which he mentions "vulnerable NATO countries" shows that he takes for granted these countries' membership in NATO in the first place, which itself clearly violates the agreement not to expand the alliance eastward after the Cold War. With these basic facts in mind, one can rightly (for once!) channel John Kerry and describe Brzezinski as the real "propaganda bullhorn" of the Ukrainian Crisis
Links at source VoR http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_05_09/Brzezinski-endorses-arming-Ukrainian-junta-to-no-avail-3995/
(Anonymous) on May 11th, 2014 10:07 am (UTC)
Edmund Dalpe
Left you this link under the previous post in error.

http://linguistic-determinism-art-language.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/empiric-myopia.html

Recommend a read of this.

A01A
clothcapclothcap on May 11th, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Edmund Dalpe
Similar way of thinking to me. Edmund has some advantage over me, although his focus is on the minutiae of Satan's progress whereas I try to keep the longer term picture in the frame. A gifted writer certainly. Thanks for the link.
Re: Edmund Dalpe - clothcap on May 12th, 2014 08:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on May 11th, 2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
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clothcapclothcap on May 11th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
Possibly the Biggest Unknown Known Risks Exposure
by DavidSwanson
A petition to the President and the Attorney General has just been posted by several organizations, including one I work for, asking that the Department of Justice stop threatening New York Times reporter James Risen with prison if he refuses to reveal a confidential source.
This story, among other stunning features, I think, threatens to expose an unknown known of the highest magnitude — by which I mean, not something lying outside Donald Rumsfeld’s imagination, but something that everyone paying attention has known all about for years but which would explode the brains of most consumers of corporate media if they ever heard about it.
Here’s a great summary of the matter at the Progressive. The focus there and in the petition is on the threat to freedom of the press. But read this offhand bit of the explanation carefully:
“The information concerns a source for a chapter in Risen’s terrific 2006 book, ‘State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration.’ That chapter dealt with a scheme to give the Iranians faulty blueprints for a nuclear weapon.”
Not only is the Justice Department (universally understood to take its orders from the White House) trying to pressure a reporter to reveal a source, but it’s trying to pressure a reporter to reveal a source who told him that the United States gave Iran plans for building a nuclear bomb.
Imagine if the general public had a clue that this had happened!
More http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/possibly-biggest-unknown-known-risks-exposure.html
clothcapclothcap on May 11th, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
Let Ukraine Vote!
WashingtonsBlog
Are We For Democracy … Or Not?
I couldn’t care less whether Ukrainians vote to stay in Ukraine or join Russia.
The Western Ukrainians hate Russia, and all of the misery and death caused by Stalin (as well as Putin’s authoritarian leanings).
The Eastern and Southern (Crimean) Ukrainians love Russia, and are desperate to get away from the barbarian neo-Nazis in Ukraine.
The United Nations Charter gives people the right to self-determination.
So let ‘em vote … and send in international observers to make sure the election is free and fair.
Who the bleep are we to dictate whose side these people are on?
Eastern Ukrainians are saying, “We Will Vote“. But Kiev says that the military campaigns will continue regardless of a vote.
Is the West on the side of democracy or not?
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/let-ukraine-vote.html
Good comments to the article
clothcapclothcap on May 11th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
Washingtons blog
Civil War Has Begun in Ukraine; U.S. Backs Neo-Nazis against the Democrats; U.S. Media Suppress that News
WashingtonsBlog
By Eric Zuesse
“Today’s massacre is Mariupol. They are just shooting people. They shot 12 cops that would not take part and about 18 (number on the fly right now). They are using rpgs, tanks and mounted guns. It’s still going on. In Slavyansk they just shot a 12-year-old twice for wearing a St George ribbon [marking support for Russian-speaking Ukrainians].” message from an eastern Ukrainian, to me on May 9th
More http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/civil-war-begun-ukraine-u-s-backs-neo-nazis-democrats-u-s-media-suppress-news.html

Former Israeli Nuke Chief: Iran Is 10 Years Away from Having the Bomb
WashingtonsBlog
… And May Not Even Want to Build One
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/iran-nukes.html

Everybody’s Got Afghanistan Wrong
DavidSwanson
This goes deeper than the usual war lies
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/everybodys-got-afghanistan-wrong.html
clothcapclothcap on May 11th, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
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America Has Switched Sides: Now Backs Al Qaeda and Nazis
Posted on May 10, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog
Why Did America Switch Sides?
America fought the Nazis in World War II and Al Qaeda since 2001. But – as hard as it is to believe – our government has now switched sides. William Blum writes:
In Libya, in Syria, and elsewhere the United States has been on the same side as the al-Qaeda types….
In Ukraine the United States is on the same side as the neo-Nazi types, who – taking time off from parading around with their swastika-like symbols and calling for the death of Jews, Russians and Communists – on May 2 burned down a trade-union building in Odessa, killing scores of people and sending hundreds to hospital; many of the victims were beaten or shot when they tried to flee the flames and smoke; ambulances were blocked from reaching the wounded. Try and find an American mainstream media entity that has made a serious attempt to capture the horror.
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[Obama] partners with jihadists and Nazis and has waged war against seven nations.
Sound like hyperbole? It’s actually true …
More http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/america-switched-sides-now-backs-al-qaeda-nazis.html

Our People Massacre Civilians in Odessa, and Politico Blames Putin
WashingtonsBlog
By Eric Zuesse
Why are Americans puzzled that foreigners consider the U.S. to be the nation that’s the biggest threat to world peace?
More http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/people-massacre-civilians-odessa-politico-blames-putin.html