+ Reply to Thread
Page 23 of 105 FirstFirst 1 13 23 33 73 105 LastLast
Results 441 to 460 of 2095

Thread: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

  1. Link to Post #441
    Great Britain Avalon Member Baby Steps's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th August 2014
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1,399
    Thanks
    14,915
    Thanked 6,357 times in 1,254 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    The following article clarifies alot. USA wants to invade Syria to profit from Saudi & Qatari oil pipelines to Europe. Assad wants to pipe Iraqi & Iranian oil to Europe. Russia is looking to charge Europe in Roubles for gas. If the Brics bite the bullet and embrace this abandonment of the petro-dollar then it's goodbye Dollar. But its also goodbye Chinese boom. Their huge dollar denominated holdings collapse. Their biggest market disappears. They are only comtemplating this hard road because they are finding the West increasingly intolerable. So they are putting new structures in place in order to survive, and the USA establishment knows its only a matter of time.

    http://www.eutimes.net/2014/09/world...nto-war-again/

  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Baby Steps For This Post:

    meeradas (13th October 2014), naste.de.lumina (29th September 2014), Octavusprime (30th September 2014), Ron Mauer Sr (29th September 2014), Snookie (21st February 2015), stevcolx (18th January 2015)

  3. Link to Post #442
    Scotland Moderator Billy's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th January 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Age
    65
    Posts
    6,003
    Thanks
    46,978
    Thanked 28,213 times in 4,464 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Syria President Assad's take on Gaza, Attacks Saudi Arabia and Arab Spring (English Subtitles)

    When you express from a fearful heart in the now moment, You create a fearful future.
    When you express from a loving heart in the now moment, You create a loving future.

    Have no fear, Be aware and live your lives journey from a compassionate caring nurturing heart to manifest a compassionate caring nurturing future. Billyji


    Peace

  4. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Billy For This Post:

    animovado (30th September 2014), Baby Steps (30th September 2014), Hervé (29th September 2014), Octavusprime (30th September 2014), seko (4th November 2014), Snookie (21st February 2015), Sophocles (29th September 2014)

  5. Link to Post #443
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,766
    Thanks
    60,316
    Thanked 95,036 times in 15,475 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Moscow accuses Kiev officials of targeting Russian speakers in E. Ukraine, launches criminal case

    Published time: September 29, 2014 17:35
    Get short URL


    A shopping center damaged by artillery shelling in Lugansk. (RIA Novosti / Evgeny Biyatov)

    Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case against Ukraine’s military and civilian leadership, accusing top officials of “genocide” against the Russian-speaking population in southeast Ukraine during this year’s conflict.

    According to Russian investigators, “unidentified people from the country’s highest political and military leadership of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine and Right Sector gave the orders aimed at the complete destruction of Russian-speaking citizens living on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics."

    As a result of those actions about 2,500 people died, said Vladimir Markin, spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee.


    A gas station damaged by shelling in the Lugansk region. (RIA Novosti / Evgeny Biyatov)

    “The investigation has found that Russian-speaking citizens were killed during attacks with multiple launch rocket systems Grad and Uragan, aviation rockets, tactical missiles Tochka-U and other kinds of heavy offensive weapons,” he said.

    A total of more than 500 residential buildings as well as local social facilities, including hospitals and schools, were damaged since April 12, the Investigative Committee said.

    It estimated that over 300,000 local residents have been forced to leave and seek asylum in Russia.

    Ukraine’s southeastern regions historically have a Russian-speaking majority, many of whom have cultural and family ties with Russia.
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  6. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    meeradas (13th October 2014), Operator (29th September 2014), seko (4th November 2014), Snookie (21st February 2015), Sophocles (29th September 2014)

  7. Link to Post #444
    Scotland Moderator Billy's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th January 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Age
    65
    Posts
    6,003
    Thanks
    46,978
    Thanked 28,213 times in 4,464 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Israel Is Put on Trial for War Crimes

    http://www.alternet.org/world/israel...ial-war-crimes

    September 26, 2014 |





    On September 25, in Brussels, Belgium, the Russell Tribunal gathered to examine allegations of war crimes and genocidal intent by the Israeli military against residents of the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge. I was among those invited to provide testimony before a jury that included Michael Mansfield, John Dugard, Roger Waters, Ken Loach, Vandana Shiva, Richard Falk, Ahdaf Soueif, and Ronnie Kasrils. The following day, I presented testimony in the European Parliament alongside Israeli journalist David Sheen and Mohammed Omer, a journalist from the Gaza Strip. (Two other invitees from the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Committee on Human Rights director Raji Sourani and filmmaker Ashraf Mashharawi, were prevented from leaving the besieged coastal enclave by the Egyptian regime.)

    Read full article here. http://www.alternet.org/world/israel...ial-war-crimes
    When you express from a fearful heart in the now moment, You create a fearful future.
    When you express from a loving heart in the now moment, You create a loving future.

    Have no fear, Be aware and live your lives journey from a compassionate caring nurturing heart to manifest a compassionate caring nurturing future. Billyji


    Peace

  8. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Billy For This Post:

    animovado (30th September 2014), Baby Steps (1st October 2014), Hervé (29th September 2014), meeradas (13th October 2014), noxon medem (22nd October 2014), seko (4th November 2014), Snookie (21st February 2015), Sophocles (4th October 2014)

  9. Link to Post #445
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,766
    Thanks
    60,316
    Thanked 95,036 times in 15,475 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Commander: "The US is Training and Funding Us"

    War Update Fri, Sep 26 Federico Pieraccini




    Semyonchenko in visit at the International Repubblican Institute. Behind him, on the right, Tennessee Senator Robert Corker.

    A commander of one of the Ukrainian neo-nazi battalions, the Donbass, Semyon Semyonchenko, has just returned from the US, where he met with senior senators from both parties, and received commitments of material support.

    He posted a comment on Facebook in which he gives a detailed explanation of this assistance.

    He was also received by IRI (International Republican Institute) and NDI (National Democratic Institute), the international branches of the two main American political parties, and met with democratic Senator Robert Menendez and republican senator Robert Corker.

    "Menendez and Corker are the two senators who have sponsored the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, a bill that will allocate money to provide assistance to Ukraine, including the supply of weapons. Radar, anti-tank weapons, drones, communications systems and many other useful things for our army. "

    One of the main goals of his trip was to get training and much more from the US military. Judging by his FB post, it seems he has accomplished this.

    "Yesterday I signed a contract to organize training courses for the fighters and officers of the battalion Donbass by mobile groups of instructors from the United States, held by military that are not currently in service.

    They will work under the traditional training system used by the Navy Seals and Delta Force. Standards have been developed for each department (reconnaissance, special forces, security, etc.) and for each non-commissioned officer.

    Particular attention will be paid to the individual training and teamwork. We will use the maximum number of practical exercises.

    Another important point is the training of sergeants (NCOs) to allow it to act independently and managing a team.

    The instructors will also be used to prepare the internal security forces, and that training is one of the forms of indirect assistance that Ukraine is receiving."


    After his meeting with NDI and IRI he also added:

    "They were very useful talks. We explained to them the situation in Ukraine as objectively as possible. We are confident that everything will go according to plan as we hoped."

    **************************************
    Right... Ukraine's economy is in free fall and they gonna get more weapons and trainings to feed on and heat their homes this winter:


    Ukraine on the brink of economic collapse
    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    While we see a great deal of media coverage of Ukraine-related geopolitical risks, there hasn't been sufficient discussion about the dire economic and fiscal conditions the nation is facing. Writing about men in masks fighting in eastern Ukraine sells far more advertising than covering the nation's economic activity. However it's the economy, not the Russian army that has brought Ukraine close to the brink. And just to be clear, some of Kiev's economic and fiscal problems were visible long before the spat with Russia (see post from 2012).

    Ukraine is now in recession. Deep economic ties with Russia have resulted in painful adjustments in recent months. The nation's exports are down some 19% from last year in dollar terms and expected to fall further. A great example of Ukraine's export challenges is the Antonov aircraft company known for its Soviet era large transport planes as well as other types of aircraft.


    As the military cooperation with Russia ended, Antonov was in trouble. It had to take a $150 million hit recently by not delivering the medium-range An-148 planes to the Russian Air Force. The Russians will find a replacement for this aircraft, but in the highly competitive global aircraft market, it's far less likely that Antonov will find another client.

    Here are some key indicators of Ukraine's worsening situation:

    1. The nation's GDP is down almost 5% from a year ago and growth is expected to worsen.



    2. Ukraine's retail sales are falling at the rate we haven't seen since the financial crisis.



    3. And industrial production is collapsing.



    4. The most immediate concern however is the nation's currency, which has been trading near record lows in spite of currency controls. In fact Friday's fall in hryvnia was unprecedented (over 11%), as Kiev fails to stem capital outflows.


    Intraday exchange rate (source: Bloomberg)

    Those who have spend any time in Ukraine during the winter know how harsh the weather can get. And at these valuations, hryvnia isn't going to buy much heating fuel from abroad. Furthermore, it's not clear if the government will have the wherewithal to provide sufficient assistance to the population.

    5. Inflation rate is running above 14% and will spike sharply from here in the next few months if the currency weakness persists. Real wages are collapsing.

    6. Finally, Ukraine's fiscal situation is unraveling. In its attempts to defend the currency, Kiev has been using up its foreign exchange reserves. It is only the access to some IMF funding that has allowed Ukraine's government to maintain some semblance of order in its FX markets.




    Moreover, public debt levels continue to rise as the government attempts to keep the Ukrainian banking system afloat.
    Fitch Ratings: - Government debt (including guarantees such as NBU liabilities to the IMF) to GDP has quadrupled since 2008, reflecting exchange rate depreciation, fiscal deficits, low growth and below-the-line costs such as recapitalisation of banks and Naftogaz. There is high dollarisation and foreign-currency exposure, making government solvency, banks' balance sheets and the overall economy vulnerable to sharp depreciation.
    A number of economists now believe that given worsening economic crisis, the country's public debt problem is simply unsustainable and default is becoming increasingly likely.
    Goldman: - We continue to see downside risks to activity and to our forecast for a contraction of output of 8% this year and for growth of 1% next year. As we recently argued, this severe economic weakness is likely to cause public debt to rise to 70% this year and 77% next year, above the IMF’s “high-risk threshold” for debt sustainability. These downside risks to our forecasts further call into question the sustainability of Ukraine’s debt trajectory.

    **************************************

    ... in other words, ripe for the plucking by the IMF!
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  10. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    animovado (30th September 2014), Baby Steps (13th October 2014), meeradas (13th October 2014), noxon medem (22nd October 2014), seko (4th November 2014), Snookie (21st February 2015), Sophocles (4th October 2014)

  11. Link to Post #446
    United States Deactivated
    Join Date
    2nd October 2014
    Age
    30
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 269 times in 58 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Does anyone know why they want a one world government and be able to control and watch people I think that might be where an alien cause comes into play everyone does something for a reason they don't wanna just control people for the fun of it. I bet all major governments are already aware of this plan and are already promised a powerful position on the out come to some extent

  12. Link to Post #447
    United States Deactivated
    Join Date
    2nd October 2014
    Age
    30
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 269 times in 58 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    I was thinking about it and u know Russia and China have to be involved in this plan u don't just sent one tactical nuke to a super power or use one on a battle field that is just dumb cuz u know u there would be retaliation with multiple nukes from them u would send multiple ones at once hitting Texas Paris island san Diego nasa pentagon DC places were misses r held and even industrial places like mines and huge forges and cripple a whole country in a matter of minutes just doesn't make sense the way that's laid out there is more involved

  13. Link to Post #448
    Avalon Member meeradas's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th November 2010
    Location
    శూన్య స్థలం
    Posts
    3,022
    Thanks
    32,272
    Thanked 21,784 times in 2,830 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    "Donbass Genocide", Oct 12,2014.
    62 mins docu; graphic.



    ---

    http://free21.org/content/pdf-children-donetsk

    ---

    Donetsk airport livecam

    Last edited by meeradas; 13th October 2014 at 18:30.

  14. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to meeradas For This Post:

    animovado (13th October 2014), Hervé (13th October 2014), noxon medem (22nd October 2014), Rocky_Shorz (22nd October 2014), seko (4th November 2014), Sophocles (13th October 2014)

  15. Link to Post #449
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,766
    Thanks
    60,316
    Thanked 95,036 times in 15,475 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Prize-Winning US Documentary: West Implicated in January Massacre Which Started Ukraine Crisis

    We don't agree with everything in it, but its very well done, and worth watching if you don't know much about the issue. Full video below.



    TV 7 hours ago Damir Marinovic





    A new prize-winning American documemtary film has been released which suggests that the snipers who killed 100 demonstrators on Kiev's central square in January and February of this year may have been working for pro-western groups seeking to overthrow the then president, who was pro-Russian. The full video can be seen at the end of this article.

    This is precisely the opposite of what the western media reported at the time.
    Even though it sounds like old news, it is very interesting to have a look back at some of the events that caused the bloody civil war we are witnessing right now in Ukraine.

    We all remember leaked conversation of Estonian Foreign Minister and his claims that snipers that killed protestors were most likely hired by Maidan protest leaders.

    A few days ago, even Reuters, which usually has a strong anti-Russian bias when covering Russia, ran a special report in which they expose "serious flaws" in Maidan massacre probe.

    At the time of the sniper killings, although no thorough investigation had been conducted, the blame was immediately placed on the officers who served under Yanukovich and Russia.



    In the film, we hear opinions of several experts (professional snipers, FBI and a number of interesting people) about the scene of the crime and who, indeed, could have killed the so-called "Heavenly Hundred" mostly members of neo-Nazi militant groups.

    The documentary doesn't discuss who killed more than 50 policeman since that is already known -members of Ukrainian militant groups, many of them also killed during Maidan riots.

    The documentary doesn't take sides and we disagree with some of what it says, but still, it is a worthwhile 50 minutes if you've been getting your info about the massacre from the western mainstream media.

    Published on Oct 10, 2014
    Maidan Massacre Documentary


    On fire
    Busted! Viral Video IDs Man Committing Atrocity During Odessa Massacre (cc, 5 min) BOMBSHELL video 25245 Comments

    Top German Editor: CIA Bribing Journalists TV 19803 Comments

    The West's Ignorance of Ukraine Atrocities is an Outrage The Saker - opinion 16108 Comments

    Funny and Touching: A Russian Grandma's Advice to Obama (viral video) TV 10836 Comments

    Germany Loses Patience with America, Edges towards Russia 9537 Comments



    Articles by author
    Leading French Politician Waxes Poetic on Russian Culture, Blasts French Policy (captions)

    Neo-Nazi Foreign Recruitment Drive: Make "Friends for Life" Fighting for Azov Battalion!

    Elite Russian Private School Emphasizes Christianity and Patriotism (4 min, English Captions)

    Damage Done In The Ukraine (Infographic)

    US Financial Analyst: IMF Loans Will Destroy Ukraine Economy


    Related:

    Camouflaged Israeli soldiers on Maidan Square

    Burning Ukraine's protesters alive: Neo-Nazi 'shock troops' supported by U.S.

    Government decrees Maidan neo-nazi squads are now Ukraine "National Guard"
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  16. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    animovado (22nd November 2014), meeradas (15th October 2014), noxon medem (22nd October 2014), Rocky_Shorz (22nd October 2014), seko (4th November 2014), Sophocles (14th October 2014)

  17. Link to Post #450
    United States Unsubscribed
    Join Date
    15th March 2010
    Posts
    10,068
    Thanks
    12,891
    Thanked 32,308 times in 7,756 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    the plan of having ISIS control the border with Turkey was stopped in Kobane, in only a week, every top commander of Isis has been killed.

    the rag tag bunch that are left are pulling out defeated...

    watch this video, someone in Isis figured out how to get a tank to move so drove it into Kobane...

    Kurdish fighters are standing on the street behind it wondering what they are doing...


  18. Link to Post #451
    United States Unsubscribed
    Join Date
    15th March 2010
    Posts
    10,068
    Thanks
    12,891
    Thanked 32,308 times in 7,756 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    How many of you have ever looked into the Yezidi who Islamic state is attacking in Kurdistan?

    http://www.yeziditruth.org/yezidi_religious_tradition

    Do you know why these cavemen are taking Yezidi women for their brides?

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Yezidi bad day.jpg
Views:	127
Size:	119.3 KB
ID:	27700

    "The Kocheks

    The Kocheks, or “seers,” are servants of the Sanctuary of Lalish. Because they are blessed with spiritual gifts, such as clairvoyance, they can psychically diagnose illness and they even know the fate of a soul after leaving the body of the deceased. There are only a few Kocheks left, and they mostly reside in the Sinjar Mountains of northern Iraq. The female counterpart of Kocheks are known as Faqras. They are recognized as holy women with supernatural power. Kocheks and Faqras can come from any of the three main castes..."

    they are the gifted ones, I almost wonder if these are the living Essenes...

    #isis is slaughtering the men, considering gifts to be evil magic...


    they say there are very few of the gifted ones left...

    glances around Avalon and smiles...


    will isis kill their gifted sons?


    is this a DNA upgrade for the Islamic State of Ignorant Sociopaths?

    maybe a generation of peace will be born to lead the middle east forward...
    Last edited by Rocky_Shorz; 22nd October 2014 at 17:00.

  19. Link to Post #452
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,766
    Thanks
    60,316
    Thanked 95,036 times in 15,475 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Ukraine mini-SITREP: very ominous developments
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    This short post is just to inform you of the latest developments in the war in the Ukraine.

    Following the use of a tactical ballistic missile against Donetsk by the Ukies, Zakharchenko has declared that the ceasefire was basically over.

    Strelkov has made an official appeal warning that according to this information the Ukies were massing troops in preparation for an attack. According to Strelkov, the Ukie plan is for a very short and very rapid "push" towards Donestk and the Russian border to make any Novorussian state non-viable and thus to negotiate from a position of force. True, Strelkov does have a record of exaggerating threats in order to minimize them, but this time there are some strong signs that his analysis is shared by the Russian military, and these signs are the most ominous signs of all.

    Russian sources - including the excellent Colonel Cassad blog - report that the voentorg aid-spigot has been fully re-opened including for some major deliveries. While, of course, I am very happy that the Novorussian resistance is getting much needed equipment (and specialists), this kind of full reopening of the voentorg also indicates to me that the Russian intelligence services have concluded that an attack is very likely, possibly very soon.

    I have been following the situation in Banderastan pretty closely and I can only say that the cracks in the regime are visible all over the place. Whether Poroshenko and his US master's really believe that an attack can succeed (I doubt it) or whether they really want to force Russia into openly intervening (which I see as almost inevitable), the fact is that starting a major war might well be the only way to save the Poroshenko regime which currently is in free fall.

    It is quite possible that Strelkov's blunt warning and, even more so, the reopening of the voentorg will convince the Ukies that Russia is ready to intervene and that their attack will not be allowed to succeed. What concerns me is that the Poroshenko regime (and his CIA patrons) might decide that even a defeat at the hand of the Russian military is preferable to the current death spiral: not only can a war save the regime, a Russian intervention would finally make the AngloZionist dream come true. Putin will try his utmost to avoid falling into this trap, and that means that Russia will have to provide massive covert support and aid to Novorussia. As for the Novorussians, they have to be strong enough to stop the initial assault. If they succeed, then the offensive will be effectively dead. But Strelkov is right, if the Ukie break through the Novorussian lines, then Russia will have to intervene.

    This is an extremely dangerous situation.

    The Saker

    Posted by VINEYARDSAKER: at 15:36
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  20. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    Limor Wolf (4th November 2014), meeradas (23rd October 2014), Ron Mauer Sr (22nd October 2014), seko (4th November 2014), Sophocles (27th October 2014)

  21. Link to Post #453
    Great Britain Avalon Member Baby Steps's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th August 2014
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1,399
    Thanks
    14,915
    Thanked 6,357 times in 1,254 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Attachment 27781Just read in my City Freebie Paper- could it be a misprint: "the annexation of Crimea by pro-Russian separatists". Wow history according to the establishment appears to have been re-written from 'Russia invaded Crimea' to 'Separatists took over and voted to join Russia'. To me that is a huge change and maybe a signal that USA is accepting that they have been out manoeuvred on this occasion

  22. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Baby Steps For This Post:

    Hervé (30th October 2014), meeradas (4th December 2014), seko (4th November 2014)

  23. Link to Post #454
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,766
    Thanks
    60,316
    Thanked 95,036 times in 15,475 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Putin to Western elites: Play-time is over



    Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin's speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn't get a chance to read it, and missed its importance. (For your convenience, I am pasting in the full transcript of his speech below.) Western media did their best to ignore it or to twist its meaning. Regardless of what you think or don't think of Putin (like the sun and the moon, he does not exist for you to cultivate an opinion) this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill's “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946.

    In this speech, Putin abruptly changed the rules of the game. Previously, the game of international politics was played as follows: politicians made public pronouncements, for the sake of maintaining a pleasant fiction of national sovereignty, but they were strictly for show and had nothing to do with the substance of international politics; in the meantime, they engaged in secret back-room negotiations, in which the actual deals were hammered out. Previously, Putin tried to play this game, expecting only that Russia be treated as an equal. But these hopes have been dashed, and at this conference he declared the game to be over, explicitly violating Western taboo by speaking directly to the people over the heads of elite clans and political leaders.

    The Russian blogger chipstone summarized the most salient points from Putin speech as follows:

    1. Russia will no longer play games and engage in back-room negotiations over trifles. But Russia is prepared for serious conversations and agreements, if these are conducive to collective security, are based on fairness and take into account the interests of each side.

    2. All systems of global collective security now lie in ruins. There are no longer any international security guarantees at all. And the entity that destroyed them has a name: The United States of America.

    3. The builders of the New World Order have failed, having built a sand castle. Whether or not a new world order of any sort is to be built is not just Russia's decision, but it is a decision that will not be made without Russia.

    4. Russia favors a conservative approach to introducing innovations into the social order, but is not opposed to investigating and discussing such innovations, to see if introducing any of them might be justified.

    5. Russia has no intention of going fishing in the murky waters created by America's ever-expanding “empire of chaos,” and has no interest in building a new empire of her own (this is unnecessary; Russia's challenges lie in developing her already vast territory). Neither is Russia willing to act as a savior of the world, as she had in the past.

    6. Russia will not attempt to reformat the world in her own image, but neither will she allow anyone to reformat her in their image. Russia will not close herself off from the world, but anyone who tries to close her off from the world will be sure to reap a whirlwind.

    7. Russia does not wish for the chaos to spread, does not want war, and has no intention of starting one. However, today Russia sees the outbreak of global war as almost inevitable, is prepared for it, and is continuing to prepare for it. Russia does not war—nor does she fear it.

    8. Russia does not intend to take an active role in thwarting those who are still attempting to construct their New World Order—until their efforts start to impinge on Russia's key interests. Russia would prefer to stand by and watch them give themselves as many lumps as their poor heads can take. But those who manage to drag Russia into this process, through disregard for her interests, will be taught the true meaning of pain.

    9. In her external, and, even more so, internal politics, Russia's power will rely not on the elites and their back-room dealing, but on the will of the people.

    To these nine points I would like to add a tenth:

    10. There is still a chance to construct a new world order that will avoid a world war. This new world order must of necessity include the United States—but can only do so on the same terms as everyone else: subject to international law and international agreements; refraining from all unilateral action; in full respect of the sovereignty of other nations.

    To sum it all up: play-time is over. Children, put away your toys. Now is the time for the adults to make decisions. Russia is ready for this; is the world?

    ****************************

    Full article with Putin's speech translated: http://cluborlov.blogspot.fr/2014/10...y-time-is.html
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  24. The Following 16 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    Anchor (14th November 2014), animovado (30th October 2014), Baby Steps (30th October 2014), Calz (30th October 2014), Etherios (30th October 2014), GrnEggsNHam (30th October 2014), Infinite Merkaba (12th November 2014), justntime2learn (4th November 2014), meeradas (25th November 2014), naste.de.lumina (30th October 2014), Operator (30th October 2014), PurpleLama (30th October 2014), Ron Mauer Sr (30th October 2014), Sebastion (30th October 2014), seko (4th November 2014), Sophocles (30th October 2014)

  25. Link to Post #455
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,766
    Thanks
    60,316
    Thanked 95,036 times in 15,475 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    105 Israeli ex-generals, spy chiefs call on Netanyahu to make peace with Palestinians

    Published time: November 04, 2014 11:22
    Get short URL


    Palestinian boy sits outside his family's house that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a rainy day in the east of Gaza City. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)


    The largest-ever protest by Israeli top brass has taken place, with at least 105 retired generals and intelligence chiefs writing a letter to premier Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to “initiate a diplomatic process” for peace with Palestine.

    "We, the undersigned, reserve IDF commanders and retired police officers, who have fought in Israel’s military campaigns, know firsthand of the heavy and painful price exacted by wars…. Here we are again sending our children out onto the battlefield, watching them don their uniforms and combat vests and go out to fight in Operation Protective Edge,” the letter read.

    A few of those who signed the letter told the state Mako-Channel 2 News that, in their opinion, Israel had the strength and means to come to a two-state roadmap to get out of the current crisis.

    The agreement wasn’t reached due to “weak leadership,” the country’s top brass added.

    “We’re on a steep slope toward an increasingly polarized society and moral decline, due to the need to keep millions of people under occupation on claims that are presented as security-related,” reserve Major General Eyal Ben-Reuven told the channel.

    “I have no doubt that the prime minister seeks Israel’s welfare, but I think he suffers from some sort of political blindness that drives him to scare himself and us,” he added, Haaretz reported.

    The idea of writing the letter belonged to reserve Major General Amnon Reshef, who said in an interview he was “sick and tired of a reality of rounds of fighting every few years, instead of a genuine effort to adopt the Saudi initiative,” Ynetnews.com quoted him as saying.

    He referred to the Saudi peace plan adopted in 2002 that offered full peace for Arab states and Israel. Tel Aviv, in turn, was to withdraw to borders based on the pre-1967 armistice lines.

    Among the signatories to the protest, 101 are IDF veterans with the rank of brigadier or major general, two are ex-chiefs of the Mossad intelligence agency and three former commanders of Israel’s National Police, Haaretz reported.

    It’s not the first collective effort of the Israeli top brass to urge the country’s leadership to step up the peace drive.

    For instance, almost three years ago, 52 former generals signed a petition calling for a law to make military or equivalent national service compulsory for men who practice Haredi Judaism.

    And in November 2011, 19 ex-top brass urged the IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz to fight against increasing religious extremism in the military forces.

    The latest letter comes a week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans for around 1,000 new settler homes to be built on occupied Palestinian land. This triggered an alarmed response from the Palestinian authorities.

    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  26. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    animovado (4th November 2014), Calz (24th November 2014), justntime2learn (4th November 2014), Limor Wolf (4th November 2014), meeradas (25th November 2014), PathWalker (27th November 2014), seko (4th November 2014), Sophocles (4th November 2014)

  27. Link to Post #456
    Avalon Member meeradas's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th November 2010
    Location
    శూన్య స్థలం
    Posts
    3,022
    Thanks
    32,272
    Thanked 21,784 times in 2,830 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    Last edited by meeradas; 13th November 2014 at 08:18.

  28. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to meeradas For This Post:

    animovado (12th November 2014), Calz (24th November 2014), Hervé (12th November 2014), naste.de.lumina (14th November 2014), PurpleLama (23rd November 2014), Sierra (26th November 2014), Sophocles (24th November 2014)

  29. Link to Post #457
    Brazil Unsubscribed
    Join Date
    4th April 2013
    Age
    50
    Posts
    1,453
    Thanks
    11,308
    Thanked 7,529 times in 1,350 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III



    Quote Descrition - 12/11/2014

    Iran's New RQ-170 Sentinel Stealth Drone: Flight footage of Iranian version of US drone released
    The footage of the Iranian version of a US drone which was brought down some three years ago and later reverse-engineered by Iranian experts has been released.
    Iran recently put into operation a final version of the sophisticated US RQ-170 stealth aircraft, which was downed with minimal damage by the Iranian Armed Forces’ electronic warfare unit in December, 2011, while flying over the Iranian city of Kashmar, some 225 kilometers (140 miles) from the Afghan border.
    The domestically produced version of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made a successful maiden flight a few days ago the footage of which has just been released.
    At the time when the American drone was captured, US military officials tried to play the incident down, saying Iran did not have the technology to decipher the data stored on the UAV. However, the aircraft was successfully reverse-engineered by IRGC experts in about two years.
    In May, the Islamic Republic unveiled a copy of the American UAV originally designed and developed by the Lockheed Martin Company.
    The drone is one of the United States’ most advanced spy aircraft and its loss is considered a major embarrassment for Washington.
    In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
    PressTV: http://www.presstv.com
    Last edited by naste.de.lumina; 14th November 2014 at 20:22.

  30. Link to Post #458
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,766
    Thanks
    60,316
    Thanked 95,036 times in 15,475 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    US, Canada & Ukraine vote against Russia’s anti-Nazism resolution at UN

    Published time: November 22, 2014 07:59
    Edited time: November 22, 2014 12:31
    Get short URL


    Reuters / Mike Segar


    UN General Assembly’s Third Committee passed a Russia-proposed resolution condemning attempts to glorify Nazism ideology and denial of German Nazi war crimes. The US, Canada and Ukraine were the only countries to vote against it.

    The resolution was passed on Friday by the committee, which is tasked with tackling social and humanitarian issues and human rights abuses, by 115 votes against three, with 55 nations abstaining, Tass news agency reported.

    The document voiced concern over the rise of racism-driven crimes around the world and the influence that parties with extremist agendas are gaining.

    It called for a universal adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Many nations including the US, the UK, China and India, signed the convention but did not recognize a mechanism resolving individual complaints it establishes, which makes the convention unenforceable in their jurisdictions.

    The resolution also decried attempts to whitewash Nazi collaborators by depicting them as fighters of nationalist resistance movements and honoring them as such.

    It condemned any form of denial of Nazi war crimes, including the Jewish Holocaust.


    Azov battalion soldiers take an oath of allegiance to Ukraine in Kiev's Sophia Square before being sent to the Donbass region. (RIA Novosti / Alexandr Maksimenko)

    Russia, which submitted the draft resolution, said it regretted that it could not be adopted anonymously.

    “The fact that the US, Canada and Ukraine voted against, while delegations from EU member states abstained in the vote on this draft resolution, which was supported by an overwhelming majority of the UN member states, is extremely regrettable,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    “Ukraine’s position is particularly dispiriting and alarming. One can hardly understand how a country, the people of which suffered their full share of the horrors of Nazism and contributed significantly to our common victory against it, can vote against a resolution condemning its glorification,” the ministry said.

    Moscow proposes similar documents to the UN General Assembly annually, but the US and Canada have consistently voted against them. Ukraine is a new nation among the opponents, as in previous years it has abstained.

    Kiev’s representative at the session, Andrey Tsymbalyuk, said that while Ukraine did condemn Nazism and neo-Nazism, it could not endorse the Russian resolution, because it suffered not only from Nazism, but also from Stalinism in the past.

    “As long as Stalinism and neo-Stalinism are not condemned as strongly as Nazism, neo-Nazism and other forms of hatred, Ukraine would not be able to back this document,” the diplomat said.

    The resolution is to be formally adopted by the UN General Assembly as a body in December.
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  31. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    araucaria (23rd November 2014), Calz (24th November 2014), meeradas (22nd November 2014), Operator (24th November 2014), PurpleLama (23rd November 2014), Sierra (26th November 2014), Sophocles (24th November 2014)

  32. Link to Post #459
    France Administrator Hervé's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th March 2011
    Location
    Brittany
    Posts
    16,766
    Thanks
    60,316
    Thanked 95,036 times in 15,475 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    3 Ex-Security Chiefs Slam Bibi for Caving to Right

    By J.J. Goldberg November 24, 2014, 3:52am



    Three of Israel’s most senior ex-defense officials came out last week, almost simultaneously, with blistering attacks on the security policies of the Netanyahu coalition. Appearing in separate forums, the three — former Mossad director Shabtai Shavit, former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin and former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi — each charged that the government is endangering Israel’s future by allowing right-wing extremists to sabotage prospects for a two-state solution, putting the country on a path toward a single, binational state that will be plagued by continuing ethnic strife.

    Two of the attacks appeared as op-ed essays in last Friday newspapers. One, by Diskin, appeared in the mass-circulation Yediot Ahronot. Titled “What lies ahead for Israel” (in English here), it argues that the current “Jerusalem intifada” is a “microcosm” of what awaits Israel if it does not resume serious peace negotiations with the Palestinian leadership. Diskin is particularly critical of the “inflammatory propaganda” and “brainwashing” that depicts Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as an obstacle rather than a partner, when in fact, he writes, Abbas is strongly opposed to terrorism and maintains a “clear policy” of security cooperation with Israel.

    The second, by Shavit, appeared in the liberal-leaning Haaretz. Titled “Blindness, Stupidity, Cause for Concern” (here, Hebrew only), it worries about the “haughtiness and arrogance” among “central factors in religious Zionism,”
    Quote together with more than a bit of the messianic thinking that rushes to turn the conflict into a holy war. If this has been, so far, a local political conflict that two small nations have been waging over a small and defined piece of territory, major forces in the religious Zionist movement are foolishly doing everything they can to turn it into the most horrific of wars, in which the entire Muslim world will stand against us.

    I also see, to the same extent, detachment and lack of understanding of international processes and their significance for us. This right wing, in its blindness and stupidity, is pushing the nation of Israel into the dishonorable position of “the nation shall dwell alone and not be reckoned among the nations”
    (Numbers 23:9).
    [Postscript: An English version appeared Monday morning under a different title: “Former Mossad chief: For the first time, I fear for the future of Zionism.” I’ve replaced some of my translations with Haaretz’s text.]

    Shavit worries that as hope of a peace agreement dissipates, increasing numbers of Israelis are seeking foreign passports. He urges Israel to signal a willingness to enter a peace negotiation under joint U.S.-Saudi sponsorship, based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, and to turn away from the “foolish” and “destructive” policies of the far right, which threaten “the destruction of the Zionist vision.”

    The third attack came in a speech to a forum of insurance executives on Wednesday by Ashkenazi, the former IDF chief of staff. The speech was behind closed doors, but portions were leaked by members of the audience to columnist Ben Caspit of the conservative daily Maariv (here, Hebrew only).

    Ashkenazi is quoted as saying that Israel’s internal, socioeconomic problems pose a greater threat to the country’s future than its security problems. “They’re scaring us unnecessarily,” he said, apparently referring to the parties of the right. “There’s no reason to be afraid. Israel is not under an existential threat. We’ve faced much worse threats before. Israel is the neighborhood bully. Nobody comes close to her military and social strength.”

    “The target solution to the conflict is two states for two peoples, and an extremist minority on both sides should not have the right to veto progress toward this target, which is in the interests of both peoples.”

    The three frontal attacks come less than a week after the bloody attack on Jewish worshippers in a West Jerusalem synagogue by two East Jerusalem Palestinians armed with a gun and butcher knives, that left five Israelis dead. Prime Minister Netanyahu immediately blamed the atrocity on “incitement” by Abbas, but hours later the current head of the Shin Bet, Yoram Cohen, appeared before a Knesset committee and denied that Abbas was promoting terrorism.

    They also come three weeks after the publication of an advertisement in Israeli newspapers, signed by more than 100 retired IDF generals as well as two former Mossad chiefs and three former national police commissioners, calling on the prime minister to embrace the Arab Peace Initiative and work for a regional peace conference. The ad’s initiator, retired Major General Amnon Reshef, addressing an informal press briefing in New York last Wednesday, said more retirees had signed the statement since it first appeared and the number of generals and intelligence chiefs now topped 150, including Shabtai Shavit.

    Diskin, 58, headed the Shin Bet security service from 2005 to 2011. He and Ashkenazi, who headed the IDF 2007-2011, were known to have worked quietly with then-Mossad chief Meir Dagan (served 2002-2011) to block a military strike against Iran, which they viewed as reckless and counterproductive. All three were replaced by Netanyahu months later.

    Since retiring both Diskin and Dagan have repeatedly accused Netanyahu of recklessness, undue alarmism and unwillingness to seize existing diplomatic openings. Diskin has been talked about as a possible leader of a united leftist bloc in upcoming elections, but he announced in early November that he will not run for office in the upcoming cycle.

    Ashkenazi, 60, was once considered a future contender for Labor Party leadership, but his star has been dimmed by ongoing fallout from the so-called Harpaz Affair, a dirty-tricks scandal related to a feud between Ashkenazi and then-defense minister Ehud Barak.

    Shavit, 75, headed the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, from 1989 to 1996. Since retirement he’s emerged as one of the most respected elder statesman of the Israeli security community, informally advising governments on defense and intelligence matters and serving on military investigative commissions. His current critique is a sharp departure from his past practice; just last June he told me in an interview that former security heads should not publicly criticize the government on defense policy. Apparently circumstances have led him to reconsider.
    "La réalité est un rêve que l'on fait atterrir" San Antonio AKA F. Dard

    Troll-hood motto: Never, ever, however, whatsoever, to anyone, a point concede.

  33. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Hervé For This Post:

    animovado (24th November 2014), Calz (24th November 2014), meeradas (25th November 2014), naste.de.lumina (24th November 2014), Operator (24th November 2014), PathWalker (27th November 2014), Sophocles (24th November 2014)

  34. Link to Post #460
    Australia Avalon Member MESHUGENE's Avatar
    Join Date
    23rd November 2014
    Age
    79
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 40 times in 9 posts

    Default Re: Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, Israel, Iran, Putin, and World War III

    In preparation for WW3, at the G20 meetings down here in Brisbane this month, during Putin's speech, the Western media was NOT allowed in! Police was at the door blocking all information from Australians!
    (only journalists with Russian passports were allowed in).
    This is the first time in the history of Australia, that most current news has been so blatantly blocked from Australians.

    Putin is vilified here daily, if not hourly, on all radio and TV stations. The media hysteria/propaganda is amazing!
    The Australian public is told daily by our zionist controlled press that: PUTIN=HITLER.

    Police block was reported here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-1...turday/5892850

    PS;
    If you want to estimate the timing of NWO planing for WW3, just listen daily to 7:00am news on ABC radio, Australia.
    It is amazing that the media down here behaves as if the internet does not exist, and we do not realize that 90% of what they tell us are lies.

    It is hilarious for someone like me who reads the Israeli press daily, to read the same "news"/information/disinformation in the Australian press the next day, sometimes copied precisely word for word.

  35. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to MESHUGENE For This Post:

    Hervé (24th November 2014), meeradas (25th November 2014), naste.de.lumina (24th November 2014), Sophocles (24th November 2014)

+ Reply to Thread
Page 23 of 105 FirstFirst 1 13 23 33 73 105 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts