HIGHLY POTENT NEWS THAT MIGHT CHANGE YOUR VIEWS

co-opting/destabilization

VIDEO — East Ukrainian people stand up for their rights amid Kiev’s military crackdown

RT
Apr 16, 2014

Protesters in eastern Ukraine’s city of Slavyansk, one of the main focal points of resistance to Kiev, are preparing to face the crackdown. Armoured vehicles are converging on the city and locals say all roads have been sealed off. RT’s Maria Finoshina reports from the restive region.

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air


VIDEO — Switching Sides: Ukrainian armored unit joins anti-govt protesters in east

RT
Apr 16, 2014

Ukrainian armoured vehicle crews have switched sides, joining the anti-government protesters in the East. Activists place a Russian flag on one of them.
LIVE UPDATES http://on.rt.com/1q9y34

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air


VIDEO — Kiev military storms occupied East Ukraine airfield, wounded reported

RT
Apr 15, 2014

Reports of Ukrainian troops storming an airfield in the eastern city of Kramatorsk, said anti-Maidan activists. The activists added that several people were injured. At the same time Slavyansk is being raided by the Ukrainian military.

Read More: http://on.rt.com/flju33


VIDEO — Arming Ukraine: US mulling military aid to govt forces

RT
Apr 14, 2014

A top Obama admin official says Washington is considering arming Ukrainian govt forces. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan has the details. To find out more about this development, Nebojsa Malic a foreign affairs expert and historian joins us live.

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

[related video: CrossTalk: Determining States]


Chemical Weapons Use In Syria: More Propaganda?

by Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
Apr 14, 2014

More reports of the use of chemical weapons inside Syria have come to light over the weekend, this time in the rural village of Kfar Zeita.

The use of chemical weapons is not really in question since both sides of the conflict – the Syrian government and the death squad forces – are reporting their use. However, both sides are also blaming each other for the deployment of the poison gas.

The chemical attack took place in Kfar Zeita, a rural village about 125 miles north of Damascus. It is important to note that Kfar Zeita was held by the death squads at the time of the attack.

Videos posted by death squad organizations show “pale-faced men, women and children gasping for breath at a field hospital.”

The Western-backed death squad umbrella group known as the Syrian National Coalition is claiming that dozens of people were “hurt” although it did not identify the type of gas that was used.

Likewise, the openly pro-death squad Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, made up of one man in Britain, claimed that “the gas attack happened during air raids that left heavy smoke over the area. It reported that people suffered from suffocation and breathing problems after the attack, but gave no further details.”

Syrian state media places the blame on the al-Qaeda affiliated Jobhat al-Nusra Front. Specifically, the Syrian media claims that the toxin was chlorine gas. These outlets also state that at least two people had been killed and nearly 100 injured.

NPR reports that “An amateur video posted online by opposition activists showed a hospital room in Kfar Zeita that was packed with men and children, some of whom breathing through oxygen masks. On one bed, the video showed six children, some appearing to have difficulty breathing while others cried.”

Although evidence concerning who was responsible for the deployment of poisonous gas is still coming to light, the fact is that the most obvious culprit is the death squads. After all, such has been the case with every chemical weapons attack that has occurred in Syria since the beginning of the conflict.

Indeed, every day that goes by sees Assad gain more ground in his fight against the Western-backed terrorists who have been running rampant across the country. It would be absolute insanity to deploy chemical weapons after gaining the upper hand, thus jeopardizing your approaching victory by placing yourself as a potential direct military target of the West and its insane R2P (Responsibility to Protect) philosophy. Even so, why waste chemical weapons in a small rural village?

Most important is the fact that the death squads have been responsible for several chemical attacks. Indeed, as stated above, they have been responsible for every chemical attack which has taken place inside the country.

In addition, it is important to note that chlorine gas was the very type of chemical gas used by the death squads in these prior chemical attacks.

Regardless, only time will tell if the West will use this latest tragedy as an opportunity to campaign against the Syrian government yet again or if the chemical weapons lie has run its course with Western audiences.

Recently from Brandon Turbeville:

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.


Envoy: U.S. To Expand Multinational NATO War Games In Poland

STOP NATO

Polish Radio
April 14, 2014

Ukraine crisis: PM Tusk welcomes US airmen to Polish base

Prime Minister Donald Tusk has told US airmen at the Lask air base that their presence in Poland, “gives us a greater sense of security in difficult times”.

Donald Tusk’s visit to the base in central Poland comes as US and Polish air forces are carrying out joint exercises, with the United States stepping ups efforts to reassure allies in the central and eastern European region as the crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate.

Stephen Mull, US ambassador to Poland, said in March that discussions were underway on possibly expanding the scope of exercises in the future to include allies from the region such as Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic states.

“Your presence in Lask gives us a greater sense of security in today’s difficult times. This is very important to us,” PM Tusk said in English to the US airmen and support staff at the base.

“I would like to give you a warm welcome to Poland,” he said, the PAP news agency reports.

The current rotation of American airman is the second by the US since an agreement between Washington and Warsaw was made in 2011 and could last between two weeks and a month.

Ultimatum

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s acting president Oleksander Turchinov threatened military action after pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in the east of the country ignored an ultimatum to leave on Monday.

A Reuters journalist in the city of Slaviansk, where a gun-battle occured on Sunday, with casualties reported on both sides, has said that there is no sign of an evacuation by pro-Russian forces from the local police HQ.

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency session on Sunday night, and the United States warned that it was likely to impose further sanctions against Russia if the escalation in eastern Ukraine continues.

European Union foreign ministers were due to discuss whether to impose further sanctions on Moscow.


VIDEO — ‘Full-scale’ military op in east Ukraine expected as Kiev’s deadline expires

RT
Apr 14, 2014

Kiev’s expected to launch a full-scale military operation in eastern Ukraine. The deadline it set for protesters to lay down their arms and leave the government buildings they’re occupying has expired. RT’s Maria Finoshina reports.

READ MORE http://on.rt.com/vl49nn

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

[related video: 'Intl community must demand that Kiev stop war on own citizens' - Russian envoy to UN]


VIDEO — Out of Print: 20+ Russian journalists barred from entering Ukraine

RT
Apr 12, 2014

Over 20 Russia journalists have been denied access to Ukraine in recent weeks. The move has caused outrage from both the CPJ and Moscow – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/v8dqml

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air


VIDEO — Ukraine brutal video: Clashes between pro- and anti-govt activists in Kharkov

RT
Apr 13, 2014

WARNING! Some users could find this footage disturbing.
Dozens asked for medical assistance in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkov, after the pro-federalization demonstrators clashed with the Maidan activists – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/vl49nn

UKRAINE LIVE UPDATES http://on.rt.com/xhz2zu

COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv


VIDEO — 5 unanswered questions surrounding Kiev killings

RT
Apr 6, 2014

Riot police are to blame for the deadly sniper fire during February’s riots in Kiev – at least that’s how Ukraine’s coup-appointed leaders see it. They announced their investigation results, after first clearing themselves of accusations of wrongdoing brought by the former authorities. Let’s recap those glaring holes in Kiev’s argument in this blame-game.


VIDEO — Sneaky Social Network: US busted over subversive Cuban Twitter campaign

RT
Apr 8, 2014

America’s International Development agency admitted to running a Twitter-like social network in Cuba, However, it dismissed allegations it was an attempt to undermine the government, saying everything it did was completely within the law. But as RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reports, not everyone’s convinced.

READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/4b56jl


VIDEO — Ukraine Media War: Fake content triggers big news

RT
Apr 10, 2014

The confrontation over Ukraine has been unfolding not only on the ground, but in the media as well. And what appears to be an exaggeration of basic facts has led to some dubious reporting.

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.


Castrated Kiev Junta Buckles: Military Refuses Orders

Center For Syncretic Studies
Apr 11, 2014

Small Logo By: J.V Capone

Distribute Widely

Today April 11th 2014 @ 11:00 marked the 48 hour deadlines which the illegal and criminal Junta in Kiev had given as the ultimatum for the break-away republics in Eastern Ukraine to give up and surrender control of vital government buildings.

Today marked a critical juncture in the unfolding Ukraine-Russia scenario.

10155056_583612685067584_5573207683636285315_n 1978626_583612638400922_8804210716698569455_n

Credible reports from RT and other confirmed sources now report that the pro-NATO “Liberal-Fascist” Kiev Junta has been unable to control its own military, police, and special force ‘Alpha’.

http://russian.rt.com/article/27351

Thus, the troops refused to obey the Kiev authorities as they consider their actions illegal. The decision was taken at a meeting of law enforcement officials in Donetsk and Lugansk. It was a response to the demands of the first vice-premier of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema and Acting Secretary of the National Security and Defense Andrei Parubiya use force.

Recall that the protesters continue to hold under the control of the regional state administration building in Donetsk and the Security Service of Ukraine in Lugansk.

Today at 11:00 (12:00 MSK) expired 48 hours that acting Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov took eastern areas “for calm.” He demanded that local residents to vacate the building administrations Lugansk, Donetsk and Kharkov. Otherwise Avakov promised to employ force against them.”

 10155022_763530253657017_5119010781278450874_n10154930_614013948685495_2079260917686230642_n

 

More here:  http://rt.com/news/ukraine-protest-deadline-expires-856/

This was a strong possibility - outlined by Joaquin Flores in a series of video interviews with journalist Maurice Herman.  Flores predicted yesterday (link below) that today’s events would be a test of mettle, and that either the Kiev Junta would be unable to mobilize ‘its own’ forces or American-Israeli mercenaries would be brought in to perform death-squad type detail work, and finally, that there could be a backroom deal reached.

These were explained in greater detail in the analysis of yesterday and also of last week, titled “IMF Seals Ukraine’s Implosion“, “Tomorrow WWIII Will Escalate or Not“, and others posted to this site.

Indeed, this scenario played out as Ukraine Junta was rebuffed by its own command, Ukraine military refused orders.

 

1544614_10152329645401052_7055272301605760636_n

‘A behind the scenes deal’ – This may have been communicated very much publicly.  Quite publicly indeed yesterday “Putin Warns Europe of Gas Shortages over Ukraine Debt” .

Forecasted was the possibility that a behind the scenes deal would be made, and/or that captains of Ukraine security and military would simply stand down or even side with the break-away republics in the east.

These scenarios are not either/or and rather likely involve a number of these occurring simultaneously.  A combination of these appears to be happening now at the time of this publishing.

The break-away regions in the east -  scheduled for an official referendum at the start of May or sooner, prior to the mock Parliamentary elections being staged by the Kiev Junta, the latter which being an attempt to legitimize the coup and proceed as if nothing unusual or illegal had occurred at all.

Also yesterday, protester militia captured an American blackwater mercenary in Kharkov.  He was illegally dressed as Ukrainian special forces Alpha and may have been on one of several possible missions.  Actual Ukrainian special forces have refused orders as reported above. (NOTE – Embedding as been disabled, click on the video white text at the top in the video to view on youtube)


VIDEO — Chossudovsky: Who Are the Mercenaries Being Used in Ukraine?

RT
Apr 10, 2014

Kiev has hired foreign mercenaries to take over law enforcement duties as well as most covert operations in eastern Ukraine, as the country struggles to regain control of its security apparatus, economist Michel Chossudovsky told RT.

RT: Activists in Kharkov are saying that policemen from other Ukrainian regions arrived in the city and they were the ones, who provoked the violence. What were they trying to achieve in your opinion?

Michel Chossudovsky: First of all the Kiev government has lost control of its security forces, its law enforcement in Eastern Ukraine. And this, they’ve realized several weeks back, because Ukraine’s interim government confirmed they were hiring a private military company, named Greystone Ltd, a company that was founded by (former) British SAS in the heyday, but actually they’re bringing in private mercenaries, which are now most probably integrating with the police forces, but they are also acting outside the realm of official law enforcement agencies.

And witnesses said that these people came in, they could have been agent provocateurs, I suspect they were, which also integrates the US, NATO-supported military company which is acting in Eastern Ukraine. At the same time there is also the role of the neo-conservative, neo-Nazis given the fact that we know that the two extreme right parties Svoboda and the Right Sector are in control of the committee for national security and defense, which plays a key role. And I would suspect that the government in Kiev is also divided between the ministry of interior on the one hand and the right wing extremists on the other.

RT: With protests swelling up in the south-east of the country, Kiev is threatening ‘a harsh response’. What does that mean do you think?

MC: First of all that government does not really control the shots. It is an instrument of the puppet masters namely the US, NATO, and to a lesser extent the EU. They obey orders and we have seen the position, they’ve taken with regard to the IMF reforms. They simply stated, we will accept whatever reforms proposed to us by the IMF. And essentially what they have accepted is the impoverishment of the entire population, from West to East, because that reform package is going to create a further process of impoverishment of a country which has already been impoverished in the course of the last 20 years. This reform package essentially destroys the livelihood of the Ukrainian population and the people in Eastern Ukraine are now protesting against this government which is committed to the impoverishment of the masses of people. And they actually have acknowledged that this is going to impoverish the population.

RT: The Russian foreign ministry said that the most troubling thing is that there are mercenaries from an American private security firm among them. What do you think about this?

MC: I’m going by a report that was published on March 25 by a Russian news agency. It was based on the statements made by the interim government to the effect that a US private military company, in fact it is not a US registered private military company, it is registered somewhere in the Caribbean, on an island. It is Greystone Ltd., and this particular company was hired with a view to essentially taking over law enforcement activities as well as most probably covert operations in eastern Ukraine. It is not in the interest of Russian government to see this process erupting in the form of a violent protest movement or a process that will ultimately destabilize eastern Ukraine. There is no evidence that the Russian government is anyway interfering with the unfolding events in eastern Ukraine. This is a spontaneous movement which is emanating from grassroots, which also has considerable support within the Ukrainian population of eastern Ukraine.


VIDEO — Tomorrow WWIII Will Escalate or Not! – Joaquin

108morris108
Apr 10, 2014

‘Whether WWIII will escalate or not will be determined Tomorrow! The Kiev Junta yesterday issued a 48 hour ultimatum for pro-Russian breakaways in the east, particularly Donetsk, to disband. Rumors about Russian Build-up are false. These rumors of 250,000 russian forces were spread by Ukrainian Ministry of Defense head Tehnyuk. But these rumors had the effect of Scaring, not Emboldening the Ukrainian military. Tehnyuk was sacked by the Junta and replaced by Koval; Koval is a political choice and a less capable military man. Today’s rumors are that 15,000 Russian soldiers are ‘amassed’ near the border. Yes, 15,000 are there, but they have always been there. It is Russia’s border, after all.

Russia has the ability to annex all of Eastern Europe but will not do so. Russia will act entirely within the sphere of international law, as set by precedent. Ukraine has no real military capacity, and its airforce is barely operational at 80 craft, many are just helicopters. Ukraine has no ICBM’s and no bombers.

USrael is sending in blackwater mercenaries, many of whom are Israeli special forces and US trained killers from Afghanistan and Iraq. This is further evidence that Kiev does not have full command of its own army. ”

Russia will use a combination of Special forces in worst case scenario


VIDEO — Roaring Rada: Communists & far-right stage fistfight in Ukraine’s parliament

RT
Apr 8, 2014

A fist-fight erupted at Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada in Kiev Tuesday between members from the Communist party and the Svoboda All-Ukrainian Union. The fist-fight broke out after First Secretary of the Communist Party Petro Symonenko accused Ukrainian nationalists of being the cause of the current unrest in Ukraine.
COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

[related:


The Kiev Government Has Lost Control of Security Forces in Eastern Ukraine

by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
Apr 8, 2014

RT Op-Edge

Kiev has hired foreign mercenaries to take over law enforcement duties as well as  covert operations in eastern Ukraine, as the country struggles to regain control of its security apparatus, economist Michel Chossudovsky told RT.

RT: Activists in Kharkov are saying that policemen from other Ukrainian regions arrived in the city and they were the ones, who provoked the violence. What were they trying to achieve in your opinion?

Michel Chossudovsky: First of all the Kiev government has lost control of its security forces, its law enforcement in Eastern Ukraine. And this, they’ve realized several weeks back, because Ukraine’s interim government confirmed they were hiring a private military company, named Greystone Ltd, a company that was founded by (former) British SAS in the heyday, but actually they’re bringing in private mercenaries, which are now most probably integrating with the police forces, but they are also acting outside the realm of official law enforcement agencies.

And witnesses said that these people came in, they could have been agents provocateurs, I suspect they were. They also integrate the US, NATO-supported military company which is acting in Eastern Ukraine.

At the same time there is also the role of the ultra conservative neo-Nazis factions in the government given the fact that we know that the two extreme right parties Svoboda and the Right Sector are in control of the committee for national security and defense, which plays a key role. And I would suspect that the government in Kiev is also divided between the ministry of interior on the one hand and the right wing extremists on the other.

RT: With protests swelling up in the south-east of the country, Kiev is threatening ‘a harsh response’. What does that mean do you think?

MC: First of all that government does not really control the shots. It is an instrument of the puppet masters namely the US, NATO, and to a lesser extent the EU. They obey orders and we have seen the position, they’ve taken with regard to the IMF reforms. They simply stated, we will accept whatever reforms are proposed to us by the IMF.

And essentially what they have accepted is the impoverishment of the entire population, from West to East, because that reform package is going to create a further process of impoverishment of a country which has already been impoverished in the course of the last 20 years.

This reform package essentially destroys the livelihood of the Ukrainian population and the people in Eastern Ukraine are now protesting against this government which is committed to implementing the IMF program. And they actually have acknowledged that this is going to impoverish the population.

RT: The Russian foreign ministry said that the most troubling thing is that there are mercenaries from an American private security firm among them. What do you think about this?

MC: I’m going by a report that was published on March 25 by a Russian news agency. It was based on the statements made by the interim government to the effect that a US private military company, in fact it is not a US registered private military company, it is registered somewhere in the Caribbean, on an island. It is Greystone Ltd., and this particular company was hired with a view to essentially taking over law enforcement activities as well as most probably covert operations in eastern Ukraine.

It is not in the interest of Russian government to see this process erupting in the form of a violent protest movement or a process that will ultimately destabilize eastern Ukraine. There is no evidence that the Russian government is in any way interfering with the unfolding events in eastern Ukraine. This is a spontaneous movement which is emanating from the grassroots, which also has considerable support within the Ukrainian population of eastern Ukraine.

 

 

About the author:

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal and Editor of the globalresearch.ca website. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003) and America’s “War on Terrorism”(2005). His most recent book is entitled Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011). He is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. He can be reached at crgeditor@yahoo.com ——————————————————————————————————————Michel Chossudovsky est directeur du Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation et professeur émérite de sciences économiques à l’Université d’Ottawa. Il est l’auteur de “Guerre et mondialisation, La vérité derrière le 11 septembre”, “La Mondialisation de la pauvreté et nouvel ordre mondial” (best-seller international publié en plus de 10 langues). Contact : crgeditor@yahoo.com

Related content:

 


VIDEO — US secretly sending anti-tank weapons to Syrian rebels – reports

RT
Apr 7, 2014

Rebels embattled against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have reportedly come into possession of high-powered anti-tank weaponry, the likes of which may have been supplied by the United States – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/e8apzk


Canada quietly orders a Russian defence attaché at the Ottawa embassy to leave the country

Wake Up From Your Slumber
published by Tom Sullivan on Tue, 2014-04-08 20:21

The Canadian government has quietly ordered at least one Russian diplomat to leave the country within the next two weeks, the Ottawa Citizen has learned.

It wasn’t immediately clear Monday why Lt.-Col. Yury Bezler has been declared persona non grata, including whether the move is related to recent events in Ukraine, the recent stabbing of another Russian diplomat, or some other incident.

There was also no indication whether any other Russian diplomats have been told to leave.

The Russian Embassy did not immediately respond to questions, while Canada’s Foreign Affairs department refused to comment.

[...CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE]

[h/t: whatreallyhappened.com]


Protests erupt in Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov. Donetsk announced Independence

nsnbc international
Apr 7, 2014

nsnbc : Protesters in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, occupy the City Council building and announced independence of the region from Ukraine and a referendum to be held no later than May 11. Yesterday, thousands of protesters went into the streets in eastern Ukraine’s predominantly Russian-speaking cities of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov, seizing public buildings and demanding a federalization of Ukraine. The situation reflects the volatility of the Western-imposed Kiev government and its policies and metaphysical questions about Ukrainians as a people’ and the feasibility of a Ukrainian state construct, that was created by German World War I Generals.

donezk_UkraineIn Ukraine’s industrial capital Donetsk, yesterday, some 2,000 protesters gathered in Lenin Square, denouncing the trials against security police officers from the special police unit Berkut in Kiev, whom the post-coup government in Kiev accused of being responsible for the killing of 90 and injuring of over 500 protesters and police officers.

Evidence to the contrary, and evidence for the involvement of right-wing members of the new administration is reportedly being swept under the rug.

The protesters denounced the new government in Kiev and newly installed local authorities in the region as illegal. Demands ranged from a federalization of Ukraine to a referendum on independence similar to that held in Crimea. Protests were reportedly sparked after the unelected local administration aired a “Good bye Russia” banner on the administrations life TV report. Several hundred protesters began occupying the city council building. Clashes between protesters and police have taken place, at least two were killed.

A similar situation evolved in Lugansk, where protesters, according to TV Channel 5 stormed the offices of the Ukrainian Security Service SBU. After negotiations between the governor of Lugansk, the local SBU chief and the protesters, police released six persons who had been arrested during previous protests.

In Kharkov anti-Maidan protesters clashed with members of the ultra right wing Pravy Sector. Police intervened to separate the two groups. Following that incident, some 1,500 anti-Maidan protesters stormed Kharkov’s regional headquarters, where after several thousand protesters surrounded the building. According to the anti-Maidan protesters own account, some 10,000 people took part in Sunday’s protest in the city.

People's Council announced independence and a referendum, no later than May 11.

People’s Council announced independence and a referendum, no later than May 11.

Today protests continued, with protesters in Donetsk announcing independence from Kiev. At 12:30 local time, a session of “the people’s council of Donbass (Donetsk)” was held in the Regional Council building’s main hall, with the absolute majority of those present voting in favor of declaring “The Independent Republick of Donetsk“.

The people’s council proclaimed, that it is the legitimate governing body of the region and denounced Kiev and the local administration enforced by Kiev after the ousting of the elected government. The council called for a referendum on the independence of Donezk to be held no later than May 11. A statement, issued by the council said:

“The Donetsk Republic is to be created within the administrative borders of the Donetsk region. This decision will come into effect after the referendum”.

Ethnic distribution map.

The council called on Russia and the Russian president for protection, saying that without support, it will be hard to stand against the junta in Kiev, adding, “we are addressing Russian President Putin because we can only entrust our security to Russia”. Protests continue throughout eastern Ukraine as well as in Kiev, where a growing number of protesters voice their dissatisfaction with the new regime.

The interim secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Andrey Parubiyis set to visit the Lugarsk together with the acting head of the Security Service of Ukraine, while Interim First Prime Minister Vitaly Yaremail and acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov reportedly are visiting Kharkov.

The protesters in Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov have been threatened with counter-terrorism operations by acting President Alexandr Turchinov, announcing harsh measures to be taken. Experts warned as early as December that the situation risks escalating and that Ukraine risks developing into a failed state and, or break apart.

The founding fathers of modern Ukraine: Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (left) and General Erich Ludendorff (right), who ruled Germany in the name of the German General Staff in 1917-1918

The founding fathers of modern Ukraine: Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (left) and General Erich Ludendorff (right), who ruled Germany in the name of the German General Staff in 1917-1918

The renown Historian Webster G. Tapley points out that Ukraine did not exist on European maps until German generals aided its creation as a communist nation state, with the intend to weaken the Russian Empire and the Tsar.

The founding fathers of Ukraine, stressed Tarpley in an article titled “Metaphysical Doubts Concerining the Existence of Modern Ukraine, a 1918 Creation of the German General Staff”, that the de-facto founding fathers of Ukraine were the German Field Marshal von Hindenburg and General Erich Ludendorf.

One of the German strategies to aid the creation of a “Ukrainian national identity”, was to school some 50.000 Russian prisoners of war, where off some 10.000 were successfully indoctrinated and shipped back east after the Austrian army had conquered Lemberg/Lvov in June 1915.

Tarpley stressed that these troops became a vital catalyst in the cause of Ukrainian autonomy or independence.

The situation in Ukraine continues deteriorating, with the post-coup Kiev government having to take increasingly drastic and desperate steps to hold onto power.

Although both Moscow, Washington, Berlin and Brussels attempt to downplay the volatility of the situation, the number of independent observers who warn about a Sarajevo like situation, where developments on the ground begin to determine the decisions of policy makers, rather than the other way around, persists and increases the risk of a military escalation.

Ch/L – nsnbc 07.04.2014

N.B.:We regret any eventual inconvenience cause by the fact that our website, unexpectedly, went “offline” for several hours today. The technical “issues” have been solved. Thank you for reading and supporting nsnbc international.

Read more in our coverage of Ukraine, with news, analysis and opinion, in nsnbc international, your daily, independent online newspaper.

About the Author

– nsnbc international is a daily, international online newspaper, established on 25 February 2013. nsnbc international is independent from corporate, state or foundation funding and independent with regards to political parties. nsnbc international is free to read and free to subscribe to, because the need for daily news, analysis and opinion, and the need for independent media is universal. The decision to make nsnbc international freely available was made so all, also those in countries with the lowest incomes, and those inflicted by poverty can access our daily newspaper. To keep it this way however, we depend on your donation if you are in a position to donate a modest amount whenever you can or on a regular basis. Besides articles from nsnbc’s regular contributors and staff writers, including it’s editor and founder, Christof Lehmann, it features selected articles from other contributors through its cooperation with media partners such as Global Research, The 4th Media, Aydinlik Daily, AltThaiNews Network and others.

[related: VIDEO -- IMF Seals Ukraine's Implosion - Joaquin Flores]


VIDEO — Pro-Russian activists occupy govt buildings in eastern Ukraine

RT
Apr 6, 2014

Thousands of people waving Russian flags flooded the streets of eastern Ukraine on Sunday. Demonstrators in the cities of Donetsk, Lugansk, and Kharkov seized state offices, while in Donetsk they also demanded an independence referendum.

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

[related article from March 28th, 2014: Darth Vader wants to run for Ukrainian presidency]


VIDEO — FBI Warned of ‘Imminent’ Fort Hood Style Attack Right Before New Fort Hood Shooting

Truthstream Media
Apr 4, 2014

We’re coming up on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing and there has been another shooting incident at Ft. Hood today and although details are still sketchy, it is eerie that the FBI apparently saw it coming, interviewed a suspect who threatened to commit this exact crime and then let him go right before this happened.

This report aired on Fox News on 3/31/14: http://youtu.be/_dGOVEdqPGc

Not only did the FBI put out an alert a few weeks ago that a “Ft. Hood-inspired jihad” was “imminent” only to turn around and announce yesterday that this was “not an immediate threat,” but there were also nationwide jihad-style drills being held yesterday, and (at least in part) specifically in regard to “lone wolf” scenarios calling out the Ft. Hood shooting as an example.

Already there were early reports of two gunmen, but now there is only one and he has apparently been killed. Homeland Security is claiming there is no counter terrorism nexus. National media outlets are reporting that anywhere from three to 14 people have been injured. Again, details are emerging, but we will update as soon as we learn more.

(H/T Lupe Costilla)

Sources
http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/…
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/01/…
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/01/…
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fort-ho…
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/wor…
http://freebeacon.com/national-securi…

Website: TruthstreamMedia.com
Twitter: @TruthstreamNews
FB: Facebook.com/TruthstreamMedia

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

­~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

[related: Fort Hood shooter was on anti-depression medication]


VIDEO — Turkey’s False Flag Plan: What you’re not being told

The Eyeopener with James Corbett
Apr 2, 2014

Late last week, a conversation between high-ranking Turkish officials was leaked online purporting to expose a plan that had been devised to use a staged attack on a Turkish target in Aleppo as a pretext to start a war with Syria. Where does this recording come from? Who released it and why? What does this mean for the future of Turkish politics and the future of the Syrian war? Join us this week on the BoilingFrogsPost.com Eyeopener report as we explore these questions and get to the bottom of the false flag leak.

SUPPORT BFP: http://ur1.ca/ge4h7
TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=8975


VIDEO — Rebels reportedly seize Syria’s Kessab, 2k flee, Armenia accuses Turkey

RT
Apr 1, 2014

The Syrian Army is trying to retake the Christian majority town of Kessab reportedly seized by al-Qaeda-linked forces. The attack made hundreds of ethnic Armenians flee and caused international outcry with Armenia blaming Turkey for supporting extremists. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/bru2un

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 749 other followers