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26 June 2014 @ 11:38 am
The $ plunges as nations abandon it for trade  
As the US gets poorer its (Bilderberg's) military options for hijacking and plundering countries reduces, placing increasing dependence on thinly stretched and underfunded NATO, the public funded non-accountable state terrorism gang. So what is a poor, incompetent and criminal world gov't wannabe mafia to do about the growing trade and military dominance threat of the China- Russia alliance to imperialistic ambitions?

Chinese Spring?
Roman Pogorelov

With the “Arab Spring” scenario unfolding in Ukraine, the USA is aiming at, among other things, driving a wedge between Russia and the EU, and we must recognize that they will succeed in doing this. It is no secret that Russia’s power rests on hydrocarbon exports. The primary consumer of Russian gas and oil is Europe, so the damage the Russian Federation would suffer from ruptured ties with Europeans can hardly be overestimated. The logical result of the current crisis in Western relations has been the formation of closer relations with China. It is believed that Russia requires approximately 3 to 4 years to reorient oil and gas flows to the East, and these is reason to believe that the USA will make every effort to prevent the consolidation of cooperation between Moscow and Beijing. It is very likely that in the near future the West will try to destabilize the situation in China, thereby weakening its two geopolitical rivals.

It should not be assumed, that due to the extremely close economic tries between the USA and PRC, characterized by the term “Chimerica”, the Americans will be unable to bring tumult to the Middle Kingdom. The rupture of relations between Russia and the EU is also costly for Europeans, as local entrepreneurs frequently remind European officials, but this has not deterred the latter from introducing new sanctions. Of course, this has been done under intense pressure from Washington, which has long been trying to impose a planned Transatlantic free trade zone on Europe, which is clearly not consistent with the interests of both Russia and China.

It should be noted that the topic of discussion is neither a direct confrontation or a cold war between the USA and PRC. But the West will certainly try to make life difficult for the Chinese, while officially distancing itself from this process, in order to avoid accusations of meddling in the internal affairs of another state and, as a consequence, invoking a response from Beijing. The main goal is to keep China occupied with its internal problems, in order to cramp its external ambitions. In addition, the destabilization of the region will force capital out of Asian markets in search of more quiet and secure financial havens, which the Unites States intends to provide.

The West has already begun to take preventive measures to protect itself from the negative effects of the deteriorating situation in the PRC. Recently, foreign companies have been withdrawing from China. Previously the transfer of industrial capacity to the Middle Kingdom allowed the USA and Western Europe to overcome the consequences of the economic crisis of the 70s. Today European and American corporations are building plants domestically or transferring their production to countries with lower labor costs such as Vietnam, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, or Bangladesh. Obviously, there are also objective reasons – manufacturing goods in China is becoming less profitable. But much of this lies in the hands of Western, primarily American, politicians. The withdrawal of foreign companies entails a further economic decline in China, which, among other things, complicates the employment situation, and consequently increases social tension.

Problems of a social nature, which are ample in the Middle Kingdom, may be used by external powers to destabilize the country. These are the same factors that were relevant in Arab countries and in Ukraine – the gap between rich and poor, corruption, and the lack of American-style democracy. To this list should be appended the environment, the state of which is without a doubt very poor in the PRC today, and has already served as the impetus for mass demonstrations ending in riots and confrontations with the police.

The uneven economic development of coastal and continental regions of China strongly affects the income level stratification of regional populations, which leads to an exacerbation of disagreements within Chinese society. It is worth remembering that this situation was one of the key internal problems that led to the collapse of Yugoslavia.

The frequent attacks, that are typically ascribed to Uighur separatists, do not contribute to social stability. But when incidents occur in southern provinces far from Xinjiang, and the perpetrators are ethnic Han, official statements are frequently received with skepticism.

The problem of separatism is not a new one for China. It is unlikely that the West is not using inter-ethnic conflicts within the PRC to its own ends. The “Arab Spring”, according to its American ideologues (it is worth noting that not everyone in the western leadership shared this idea), should have raised the tide of controlled chaos which afflicted the Caucasus and Central Asia, and struck a blow not only in the Muslim regions of Russia, but also appeared in Chinese Xinjiang. The stumbling block in this regard was Syria, over which Moscow and Beijing both took a categorical position, knowing full well that it represented a threat to them both. To compensate for the loss on the Syrian front, the Americans managed to accelerate a similar scenario in Ukraine, which was scheduled for 2015-2016. But despite turning to plan B, the civil war in Syria is still far from over. The unrest in neighboring Turkey should also be mentioned. In general, regardless of how events develop in the Middle East, the logical next step is a worsening situation in the countries of Central Asia (especially after the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan), which, in its turn, will have an impact on China’s sensitive Xinjiang province.

Tibet is another region that is traditionally considered to be unstable, which is fighting for its rights not without the West’s support. Tibet was used to annoy Chinese leadership leading up to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. These and other development show that the West has the capability to influence the population of Tibet through Tibetan leaders and organizations scattered throughout the world. Today the forms of protect to which Tibetans resort are demonstrations and acts of self-immolation, but they have the potential to grow into full-scale rebellion, as they did in 1959. By the way, the Arab Spring also began with a self-immolation in Tunisia.

Less well-known from the perspective of separatist sentiments is the territory of Inner Mongolia. The indigenous population to these lands is not very fond of the Han, but the problem is that due to the PRC’s policy of ongoing resettlement of this region by Chinese, the population is less than 20% Mongol. Nevertheless, during the latest spat of unrest in the Middle Kingdom, there were attempts to create and independent (or semi-independent) state in Inner Mongolia. In addition, the call for unification with Outer Mongolia, which already has independence, may be used as a guide. Now the People’s Party of Inner Mongolia is fighting for the right of self-determination for Mongols in the PRC, the headquarters of which is located in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, where the organization was founded in 1997.

Recently Taiwan has experienced calls to declare independence from mainland China. Of course, the PRC and the Republic of China do in fact exist as separate sovereign states, but both Beijing and Taipei, each in its own way, will continue to insist on the unity of the Middle Kingdom. An official declaration of Taiwanese independence will severely damage Communist China’s image and would very likely force it to take decisive action, regardless of the cost. In the East it is dangerous to “lose face”, as you could lose power along with it.

After Crimea was united with Russia, a domestic fifth column and some Western experts began to actively promote the idea that the Crimean precedent could be used by China to separate the Far East from Russia. The main purpose of this claim is to influence public opinion, both in Russia and in China, and to thereby create additional obstacles on the path to rapprochements between Moscow and Beijing. In fact, Crimea is far from the first such instance, and precedents were made in Kosovo, Comoros, and other cases. On the whole this is a Western ploy to promote its own interests, and it is doubtful that China wishes to resort to such tactics. But there is no guarantee that such a scenario would not be implemented regarding China itself. Beijing hinted at this recently when during a recent visit by Xi Jinping to Europe, he was given a map of China from 1735 printed in Germany. As it turned out, the map lacked many areas that are officially considered to be integral and inalienable parts of the Middle Kingdom. Tibet, Xinjiang, Manchuria, and Inner Mongolia. It is difficult to imagine that the European higher officials and their aides did not know sensitive the Chinese are regarding ancient cartography. This was likely done deliberately in an attempt to put pressure on Chinese leadership and remind them of their own internal problems. However, on the Chinese Internet an entirely different map has been circulating, published in London in 1844, on which the Chinese state includes some lands that now belong to Russia. This naturally caused a wave of Anti-Russian sentiment in the Chinese blogosphere, which immediately drew the attention of Russian opposition, as well as foreign media.

It must be clearly understood that an alliance between Moscow and Beijing, in any form, would seriously complicated the West’s, and in particular the USA’s, task of maintaining its dominant position in the world. Therefore the destabilization of the situation around Russia and China, as well as within them, is a highly desirable and a much less expensive way to contain its geopolitical rivals, as opposed to direct confrontation or military conflict.
Source journal-neo.org/2014/06/24/rus-kitajskaya-vena/
at New Eastern Outlook
 
 
 
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
Responsibility for war crimes is unavoidable!
[I wish]
Vladimir Odintsov
Recent decades will certainly go down in history as the era in which individual nefarious politicians used forceful solutions to further their ambitious plans to “take over the world.” By bringing together a military coalition against Iraq, Libya, Syria, and many other states, the White House seeks to solve global problems through foreign interventions, bringing iniquity by force of arms, massive civilian casualties, and violating universally recognized human rights.

Washington and its henchmen’s calculation that they will get away with all these crimes by virtue of being the “champions of the world” was wrong from the outset, and accountability will come in any case, as the world has changed, and the days of having slaves have sunk into oblivion.

At least in the UK and in some Western European countries this has already been understood, when this January the International Criminal Court (ICC) was sent a volume dossier with 250 pages of allegations implicating British political and military circles in mass crimes, systematic human rights violations, and torture during the military intervention in Iraq in 2003-2009. As reported by the British media, the dossier contains more than 1,000 alleged cases of torture and 200 cases of murders committed in violation of the rules of warfare. Among them are beatings, threats to shoot, electric shocks, burns, rapes, and deprivation of sleep, food, and water. Such methods of “affecting” detainees were used by the British military during the conflict in Northern Ireland and have been officially banned in the United Kingdom in 1972.

The main initiators of the ICC charges are the human rights organization European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights based in Berlin and the British law firm Public Interest Lawyers (PIL), specializing in human rights court cases. As mentioned, many defendants were political and military representatives of Great Britain during that period, in particular the former Chief of Staff of the British Army, General Sir Peter Wall, former defense minister Geoff Hoon, former deputy defense minister Adam Ingram, and several others. Particular emphasis is placed on the document that guided the country at that time, the defense department and general staff of the armed forces of Great Britain faces “knew and could not have not known” about the crimes committed, and either failed to take measures to suppress or ignored the need to investigate and punish the perpetrators.
Continues
http://journal-neo.org/2014/06/26/rus-otvetstvennost-za-voenny-e-prestupleniya-neminuema/
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 10:48 am (UTC)
Qatar and the prospects for the gas market
Viktor Mikhin
Many experts are increasingly talking about the beginning of a third world war, which given the current environment, it is referred to as gas war. And to this they refer to the failure of the three-party talks between Kiev-Moscow-Brussels on the transition of Ukraine to a prepaid system for the supply of gas; the mutual claims to the international court and the very disturbing fate for the transit of gas to Europe. And thus, the energy war between Russia and Europe began. Announcing the gas supplies to Ukraine only prepaid, Moscow actually announced the termination of deliveries to Ukraine of the “blue fuel”. The Old World is rather easy to push into a panic: Ukrainian gas storage facilities are half-empty and if they are not filled, the gas shortage in the EU will become apparent when the first cold snap of autumn sets in.
Continues http://journal-neo.org/2014/06/25/rus-katar-i-perspektivy-gazovogo-ry-nka/
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 11:03 am (UTC)
Ukraine and the Rise of Euro-Fascism
By Sergei Glazyev
Current events in Ukraine are guided by the evil spirit of fascism and Nazism, though it seemed to have dissipated long ago, after World War II. Seventy years after the war, the genie has escaped from the bottle once again, posing a threat not merely in the form of the insignia and rhetoric of Hitler’s henchmen, but also through an obsessive Drang nach Osten policy.
The bottle has been uncorked, this time, by the Americans. Just as 76 years ago at Munich, when the British and the French gave Hitler their blessing for his eastward march, so in Kiev today, Washington, London and Brussels are inciting Yarosh, Tyahnybok, and other Ukrainian Nazis to war with Russia. One is forced to ask, why do this in the 21st century? And why is Europe, now united in the European Union, taking part in kindling a new war, as if suffering from a total lapse of historical memory?
Answering these questions requires, first of all, an accurate definition of what is happening. This, in turn, must start with identifying the key components of the events, based on facts. The facts are generally known: Yanukovych refused to sign the Association Agreement with the EU, which Ukraine had been under pressure to accept. After that, the United States and its NATO allies physically removed him from power by organizing a violent coup d’état in Kiev and bringing to power a government that was illegitimate, but fully obedient to them. In this article, it will be called “the junta.”
The goal of this aggression was to gain acceptance of the Association Agreement, as is evidenced by the fact it was indeed, prematurely, signed by the EU leaders and the junta only a month after the latter had seized power. They reported (the document bearing their signatures has not yet been made public!) that only the political part of the agreement has been signed, the part that obligates Ukraine to follow the foreign and defense policy of the EU and to participate, under EU direction, in settling regional civil and military conflicts. With this step, adoption of the Agreement as a whole has become a mere technicality.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-and-the-rise-of-euro-fascism/5388443
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 11:06 am (UTC)
Iraq's Sadr warns will 'shake the ground' against militants
Najaf (Iraq) (AFP) - Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Wednesday voiced opposition to US military advisers who have begun meeting with Iraqi commanders, and warned that his supporters would "shake the ground" in combatting militants.
"We will shake the ground under the feet of ignorance and extremism," he said, referring to Sunni insurgents who have overrun a swathe of territory in the past two weeks, in a televised speech from the Shiite holy city of Najaf.
He added that he only supported "providing international support from non-occupying states for the army of Iraq"
Full http://news.yahoo.com/iraqs-sadr-warns-shake-ground-against-militants-205710812.html
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 11:07 am (UTC)
Air raids kill 38 as Iraq forces hold off assaults
Baghdad (AFP) - Iraqi air strikes killed at least 38 people on Tuesday as security forces held off attacks on a strategic town and an oil refinery, officials and witnesses said.
In the town of Baiji, north of Baghdad, morning air strikes killed at least 19 people and wounded at least 17, officials said, while further raids in the evening killed six more.
The officials said the dead and wounded were civilians, and it was unclear if there were any casualties among the militants who were the target of the strikes.
State television said 19 "terrorists" were killed in the earlier set of Baiji raids.
In the Husseibah area of Anbar province, west of Baghdad, another air strike killed seven militants and six civilians, witnesses said.
Elsewhere in Anbar, security forces and allied tribesmen held off an assault on the strategic town of Haditha, located on the road to provincial capital Ramadi, a police officer said.
Militants also launched a renewed push to seize Iraq's largest oil refinery, which is located near Baiji, but the overnight attack was repelled by security forces, officials said.
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/air-raids-kill-38-iraq-forces-hold-off-173704696.html
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 11:08 am (UTC)
Twitz Thursday
Steiner
Gleb Bazov ?@gbazov #FLASH - As I have tweeted, #DPR has nothing to do with railways being blown up in #Donbass. Now official statement: http://ria.ru/world/20140626/1013599869.html

Gleb Bazov ?@gbazov #FLASH No.2 - #Borodai: #RedCross has recognized situation in #Ukraine as a military conflict. All detainees = POWs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC5tQJ-eVEw

Djuric ?@VojvodaDjuriic Shelling and Shooting heard in #Rubezhnoe #Rubizhne

Superstes
A rally was held in front of CNN offices, with speakers expressing outrage at the many media lies blaming #Russia for crisis in #Ukraine,

Paul Payer ?@actionScript3 Kiev and Right Sector Kristallnacht #Odessa http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/05/05/kiev-and-right-sector-kristallnacht-odessa-extreme-graphics/

Novorossiya Rises ?@Novorossiyan
Signs opposing US war machine got a great reception from tourists & passersby as the demonstration moved up Broadway http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/05/27/protests-say-stop-u-s-march-war/

Activist Post ?@ActivistPost
US Government's Shocking Move to Criminalize Nonviolent #Protest http://po.st/yMonps

Umami ?@MediaExposedDay
Tony Blair showing allegiance w/ Masonic Hand Signs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x3nI5nwmEc " Awareness will never Stop "

Petri Krohn
Aleksandr Kalinin ?@aleksiskander #Syria opposition party: We need #Israel to convince #USA to send aid http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Syria-opposition-party-to-Post-We-need-Israel-to-convince-US-to-send-aid-360474

Press TV ?@PressTV
#US House speaker plans to sue #Obama http://shar.es/M5X2Z
Re use of executive actions

RT ?@RT_com
If you can't beat them, lead them! British diplomat advocates legalizing heroin http://on.rt.com/qcxc6j
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 11:12 am (UTC)
Spraying Cancer on GMOs: Agent Orange’s Toxic Chemical 2,4-D to Control Roundup Resistant “Super
By Beyond Pesticides
As a legacy chemical that was one half of Agent Orange, 2,4-D should be on its way out. But widespread “superweed” resistance to Roundup Ready crops, and a regulatory system complicit in supporting the failed genetically engineered (GE) agricultural model has set us on a course for an unprecedented increase in the use of this herbicide.
Dow AgroSciences has asked EPA to expand 2,4-D uses on its GE corn and soybeans to control Roundup-resistant weeds. Its new product, Enlist Duo, a formulation with 2,4-D and glyphosate (the chemical in Roundup), is set to be sprayed on GE crops across the country, putting agricultural communities and the surrounding environment at risk of toxic exposure from drift and runoff.
2,4-D is associated with increased cancer risks, especially for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also a potent neurotoxin and hormone-disruptor. Studies show that exposure to 2,4-D is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, reduced sperm counts, and birth defects.
An unprecedented increase in 2,4-D would inevitably pose risks to public health, farmers, and the environment.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/spraying-cancer-on-gmos-agent-oranges-toxic-chemical-24-d-to-control-roundup-resistant-superweed/5388540
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 11:16 am (UTC)
Monsanto’s Roundup-Ready GMO Maize Causes Serious Health Damage
By Oliver Tickell
A highly controversial paper by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues has been republished after a stringent peer review process.
The chronic toxicity study examines the health impacts on rats of eating a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto’s NK603 glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.
The original study, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) in September 2012, found severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances in rats fed the GM maize and low levels of Roundup that are below those permitted in drinking water in the EU.
However it was retracted by the editor-in-chief of the Journal in November 2013 after asustained campaign of criticism and defamation by pro-GMO scientists.
Toxic effects were found from the GM maize tested alone, as well as from Roundup tested alone and together with the maize. Additional unexpected findings were higher rates of large tumours and mortality in most treatment groups.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsantos-roundup-ready-gmo-maize-causes-serious-health-damage/5388580
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 11:19 am (UTC)
Long-term Toxicity of a Monsanto Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant Genetically Modified Maize
By Gilles Eric Séralini (Republished study)
We bring to the attention of GR readers the abstract of this important scientific study.
To consult the full article click here: http://www.enveurope.com/content/26/1/14
Abstract
Background
The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant NK603 genetically modified (GM) maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup application and Roundup alone (from 0.1 ppb of the full pesticide containing glyphosate and adjuvants) in drinking water, were evaluated for 2 years in rats. This study constitutes a follow-up investigation of a 90-day feeding study conducted by Monsanto in order to obtain commercial release of this GMO, employing the same rat strain and analyzing biochemical parameters on the same number of animals per group as our investigation.
Our research represents the first chronic study on these substances, in which all observations including tumors are reported chronologically. Thus, it was not designed as a carcinogenicity study. We report the major findings with 34 organs observed and 56 parameters analyzed at 11 time points for most organs.
Results
Biochemical analyses confirmed very significant chronic kidney deficiencies, for all treatments and both sexes; 76% of the altered parameters were kidney-related. In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5 to 5.5 times higher. Marked and severe nephropathies were also generally 1.3 to 2.3 times greater. In females, all treatment groups showed a two- to threefold increase in mortality, and deaths were earlier. This difference was also evident in three male groups fed with GM maize. All results were hormone- and sex-dependent, and the pathological profiles were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors more frequently and before controls; the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by consumption of GM maize and Roundup treatments.
Males presented up to four times more large palpable tumors starting 600 days earlier than in the control group, in which only one tumor was noted. These results may be explained by not only the non-linear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup but also by the overexpression of the EPSPS transgene or other mutational effects in the GM maize and their metabolic consequences.
Conclusion
Here http://www.globalresearch.ca/long-term-toxicity-of-a-monsanto-roundup-herbicide-and-a-roundup-tolerant-genetically-modified-maize/5388586
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 11:22 am (UTC)
Another Secret Trade Agreement – TISA
By James Hall
The significance of the TPP – Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement has your head spinning already, now add another globalist gift to the Corporatocracy model of total trade domination, the TISA – Trade In Services Agreement. According to the trade group, Coalition of Service Industries,
“the TISA is currently being negotiated in Geneva, Switzerland with 50 participants that represent 70 percent of the world’s trade in services . . . The TISA has the opportunity to address major and fundamental barriers to trade in services affecting the United States and the globe. Some barriers to services trade include limited movement of data across borders, unfair competition from state-owned enterprises, lack of transparency and need for due process of law, and forced local ownership and discrimination in obtaining business licenses and permits.”
What a noble goal, Transparency. When did you hear about this updated GATS and WTO agreement? Well, if you are watching the pressitute media, you probably are in the dark. However, the Office of United State Trade Representative just loves formulating international rules, requirements and regulations, since the benefits are so dramatic. “If business services were to achieve the same export potential as manufactured goods globally, U.S. exports could increase by as much as $800 billion.”
Just one question, that never seems to get an answer. Why do all these “so called” beneficial trade agreements doom the United States to a permanent balance of trade deficit?
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/another-secret-trade-agreement-tisa/5388505
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 11:51 am (UTC)
You’ll Have Trouble Believing the Latest EPA Management Outrage
First, we learned that EPA brass repeatedly promoted a fake spy http://www.globalwarming.org/2013/12/12/epa-administrator-mccarthys-star-turn-in-the-spy-who-duped-me/ who had been defrauding the agency for a decade. Then, the Inspector General reported that an EPA employee received bonuses, despite having been caught watching 2-6 hours of porn a day http://www.globalwarming.org/2014/05/07/now-i-know-why-epa-cant-meet-any-of-its-statutorily-defined-deadlines/ . Today, however, comes the biggest management outrage of them all…In an article actually titled, “EPA Employees Told To Stop Pooping in the Hallway,” Fedblog’s Eric Katz reports:
http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2014/06/epa-employees-told-stop-pooping-hallway/87223/
Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway.
In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom.
That’s disgusting and terrible, but it’s not even the most revelatory aspect of this sordid tale. Evidently, leadership at EPA Region 8 was flummoxed as to how to address this poop-perpetrator (poopetrator?) matter, so it consulted with workplace violence “national expert” John Nicoletti. And only upon receiving the esteemed Mr. Nicoletti’s advice—that poop in the hallways is a health hazard—did the powers that be at EPA Region 8 swoop into action, and send an all staff email. I can’t imagine a less impressive managerial response.
Remember, all the time that EPA wastes on fake spies, porn addicts, and public poopers is time that the agency could have devoted to its long-neglected statutory responsibilities http://www.globalwarming.org/2013/12/02/conspicuously-absent-from-epas-regulatory-priorities-doing-our-job/
Source http://www.globalwarming.org/2014/06/25/youll-have-trouble-believing-the-latest-epa-management-outrage/
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
Porshenko porkies
Ukraine's Poroshenko says rebels break ceasefire, one soldier killed
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday pro-Russian separatists in the east had violated a ceasefire with overnight attacks that killed one government soldier.
Rebels and Ukrainian forces have both vowed to observe a week-long ceasefire until June 27, but the government has reported rebels shooting at military checkpoints.
"Unfortunately there were violations of the ceasefire from the other side. Last night there were another eight cases, one soldier was killed, seven were wounded," the president's press service quoted Poroshenko as saying during a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Rebel militia, using grenade-launchers and mortar, attacked a military post near the rebel-held town of Slaviansk and used small arms in an assault on another post towards the border with Russia, Vladyslav Seleznyov, a spokesman for the Kiev government's "anti-terrorist" operation, said earlier.
He said Ukrainian government forces had not been involved in any military action, in line with the ceasefire announced by Poroshenko last Friday.
[an outright lie]
Rest of it https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ukraines-poroshenko-says-rebels-break-ceasefire-one-soldier-133908313.html

Slavyansk, a ghost town under siege
By Nicolas Miletitch
Dawn had barely broken when shelling began in the rebel bastion of Slavyansk, a ghost town emptied of half its people and besieged by Ukrainian government forces.
For 20 minutes early Wednesday the two sides traded fire, oblivious to the week-long truce ordered by Ukraine's new president and backed by a top leader of the pro-Russian separatists.
Full https://uk.news.yahoo.com/slavyansk-ghost-town-under-siege-131622242.html

Edited at 2014-06-26 05:47 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
Twitz
Nat'l Security News ?@NatSecNews
Iraqi Officials: We Have Essentially Given Up The North Of The Country http://www.businessinsider.com/iraqs-government-given-up-northern-iraq-2014-6

Horacio Calderón ?@horaciocalderon
#BBC: #Iraqi PM [Nuri #Maliki] welcomes #Syria air strike on border crossing. I assessed it two days ago during an interview by @eszewa.

Partisangirl ?@Partisangirl
Why is the media pumping up #ISIS victories that haven't even happened? https://twitter.com/EjmAlrai/status/481805537286574080 … Why do they make them appear invincible.

Kerry to #Syria "if u bomb #ISIS it will cause secterian divisions" http://news.yahoo.com/kerry-issues-warning-syria-bombs-iraq-163554655.html … ISIS is already as secterian as it gets imbecile

It may offend many Shi'ites for me to say this, but please realise Sistani is a british asset and a Traitor. #Iraq

G GopieTree PhD #LFC ?@poshbirdgabi
#Zionism and #Judaism. There is a difference. pic.twitter.com/R5pgDwRIS6

English Pravda.Ru ?@engpravda
Lithuanian president equates Putin to Hitler and Stalin: http://youtu.be/c29fDVEBYA0?a
If that were true the junta would worship him.

Ashley#HandsOffSyria
Michael Lee ?@MichaelLee2009 Mounting Evidence of Western Support For #ISIL / #ISIS terrorists http://uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/mounting-evidence-of-western-support-for-isilisis-terrorists/

Sunil Dixit ?@sudixitca ISIS Rape Christian Mother and Daughter, Kill 4 Christian Women for Not Wearing Veil http://www.aina.org/news/20140623185542.htm

Rare ?@Rare Rand Paul: Why are we giving foreign aid to countries that persecute women and Christians? http://on.rare.us/1pjmFH1

Steiner
rui borges ?@homo_viator #BREAKING: Turchynov says #Ukraine security services have sistematically disinformed #Kiev on possible Russian invasion that never happened.

tony_hartin ?@tony_hartin Oh, #Turchinov looking to blame others for failure to provoke Russia into war? Thieves biting each other. #Russia playing it smart

Valentina Lisitsa ?@ValLisitsa In a parallel universe sanctions help Ukraine, Donbass bombs itself and Bandera is a saint. And then they accuse us of being brainwashed:)

#Ukraine Unfortunately not a joke. Its #nazi #Bandera the "saint" pic.twitter.com/IhQGzhXaTT

Christopher Miller ?@ChristopherJM 5h Reports of serious fight now at #Kramatorsk airfield. Journo Artem Shevchenko says ~300 rebels vs ~100 Ukr troops https://www.facebook.com/artem.shevchenko.9/posts/10204311445128719

Karol en Red
tony_hartin ?@tony_hartin Somethings going on the financial world. US GDP collapse, Dubair stock market crash, run on Bulgarian Bank

Babay ?@Truth_Seeker_11 #Poroshenko is guarded by #British company #Aegis who usually protect western oil interests in the middle east pic.twitter.com/tbMq5KHMoT

Allison ?@allissonCD Awesome. MT @kgosztola: More than four dozen Iraqis traveling to US to testify against Blackwater massacre. http://nyti.ms/1lqMd1s

joe.m ?@joeman42 Free #Syrian Army wants to sell #Syrian Golan Heights to #Israel... pic.twitter.com/HWvpnOOXLF

Syrian Lion @SyrianLion Situation still OK inside Mhardeh but clashes around the city, the power plant is under control #Syria #Hama

Lee Jay Walker ?@TheJayCalledLee US demands Russian action on Ukraine - Yes, and NATO to send more military arms to nationalists in Kiev - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28033610

Lisa Karpova
Babay ?@Truth_Seeker_11 #Strelkov: "Conditions for truce with #Ukraine: Withdrawal of troops 10km away from us, no aircraft/artillery usage" pic.twitter.com/havZtvXwfN

RT ?@RT_com
WATCH: RT in immediate aftermath of suicide attack in Kirkuk, #Iraq http://youtu.be/B0884X01tHs

Opinion: Washington cannot absolve itself from #ISIS’ rise - @NileBowie http://on.rt.com/t8wtmw

Tactical Things ?@Tactical_Things
NATO approves Ukraine military funding - Rasmussen/NATO WARMONGERS HELPING KIEV FASCISTS? http://shar.es/Mcc5H

Press TV ?@PressTV
‘Most #Germans oppose #NATO expansion’ http://shar.es/Mc5DR

#Iraqi #army gains ground against #ISILhttp://shar.es/McpK1

100 #Taliban militants killed in #Afghanistan’s Helmand: Ministry http://shar.es/McpxP

Anti-#Israel rally held in #NewYorkCity http://shar.es/McgfH

‘250 #Palestinian kids in Israeli jails’ http://shar.es/McHoa
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
Penny's thoughts
Jordan: Threatened by Western pressure applied via ISIS- Chafe at US/Israeli peace plan
http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/jordan-threatened-by-western-pressure.html

Save Syria, Iraq is already lost? An interesting opinion piece
http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/save-syria-iraq-is-already-lost.html

Sleight of Hand: US reaches out to "awakening councils"
[...] Let's now expose the sleight of hand perpetrated by a group of many, dependent on psychology, timing and misdirection.
You are already familiar with ISIS as created via the Awakening Councils?
If not, read this post-Al Qaeda + "Awakening Councils" = ISIS
If you understand that the US/UK, mostly, but not solely, created the 'Awakening Councils' in order to organize former baathists, and al quaeda into a cohesive militaristic structure controlled at the top by the western intelligence apparatus. If you understand that reality. You will then understand what is really going on when you read the next news item.
US eyes Sahwa in fight against ISIL
The Obama administration is reaching back to an Iraq War programme as a guide to keep disgruntled Sunnis from joining a rampant new insurgency. US officials hope to persuade Sunni militiamen known as Sahwa, or Awakening Councils, to fight back against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as they did nearly 10 years ago against Al Qaida.
First item I wish to discuss- Obama reaching back? Not so much. This leads a reader to believe that there has been a disconnect between the Obama administration and the Awakening Councils? Nothing could be further from the truth. Perhaps a better descriptor would be Obama called up the troops. Who were always at the ready.
Continues http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/sleight-of-hand-us-reaches-out-to.html
clothcapclothcap on June 26th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
Some from the Saker
Clarification and revelation.

On the Issue of Berezin's Account of the Ukrainian Rape and Murder in the Village of Saurovka
On the Issue of Berezin's Account of the Ukrainian Rape and Murder in the Village of Saurovka (and on the matter of the response by some readers of the Vineyard of the Saker Blog thereto)
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/on-issue-of-berezins-account-of.html

June 26th IRAQ SITREP by Mindfriedo
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/june-26th-iraq-sitrep-by-mindfriedo.html
Much on another disruptive force in Iraq, Daash, a coalition of Sunni Muslim Iraqi tribes.

Junta sold out Ukraine?
Got something possibly interesting in my mailbox
[...] The Swedish paper Expressen has uncovered a mysterious Ukrainian gas deal. Unknown owners in taxhavens control a Swedish company that has made a secret deal with Ukraine. The deal, signed on 25 February 2011, will be secret until 2036. The company gets control of 110 wells in 26 gas fields in Ukraine. That means it controls about half the gas in the country, the paper says. The unknown owners use front men in Sweden and Norway. The owners may live in any country, including Ukraine.
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/got-something-possibly-interesting-in.html