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Ukrainian Forces Fire Over 700 Shells at LPR in Past Week

  • Ukrainian Forces Fire Over 700 Shells at LPR in Past Week
    by http://tass.com/
    At least 13 populated localities came under fire by Ukrainian forces in the past seven days

    LUGANSK, October 12. /TASS/. Ukrainian forces have fired 730 shells into the territory of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) over the past week, acting chief of the LPR people’s militia Mikhail Filiponenko said on Friday.

    “In the past week, the Ukrainian forces have violated the ceasefire 39 times. More than 730 mortars and shells were fired into the republic,” he was quoted by the LuganskInformCenter news agency as saying.

    According to Filiponenko, at least 13 populated localities came under shelling by the Ukrainian military. “I want to underline that each case of shelling is documented and all the materials proving the Ukrainian authorities’ war crimes against Donbass people are handed over to the LPR investigative bodies for criminal inquiries to be opened. Each criminal will be held accountable,” he added.

    After a regular Minsk meeting of the Contact Group seeking peace in eastern Ukraine, another ceasefire named the ‘back-to-school ceasefire’ came into force at midnight on August 29. Nevertheless, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) reported that the Ukrainian military breached the agreement by shelling the outskirts of Gorlovka three hours after the ceasefire had become effective. Since the outbreak of hostilities in Donbass, the sides have reached more than 20 ceasefire agreements. The most successful of them was in 2016 when a lull lasted for six weeks.

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October 15, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CFR: Global Conflict This Week — Ukraine Joins NATO Air Exercises

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

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  • Global Conflict This Week: Ukraine Joins NATO Air Exercises
    by Center for Preventive Action, https://www.cfr.org/
    Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

    Dozens Killed on Seventeenth Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan
    At least thirty-five Afghan security forces and nineteen civilians were killed on Sunday, the seventeenth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. Over the past week, Taliban attacks across thirteen provinces killed nearly one hundred Afghan security forces personnel and thirty-one civilians.


    The Taliban also vowed to obstruct upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for October 20. A suicide bomber targeted an election rally last week, and a parliamentary candidate was killed in an attack on Tuesday.
    More on the war in Afghanistan » 

    Ukraine Joins NATO Air Exercises
    Ukraine, the United States, and seven North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries began the Clear Sky 2018 war games, a twelve-day series of air exercises involving seven hundred troops in western Ukraine.


    On Tuesday, ammunition at an arms depot in northern Ukraine began exploding, resulting in widespread fires and the evacuation of more than twelve thousand people from the area. The Ukrainian government deployed aircraft on Wednesday to fight the still raging fires and said it is investigating “possible sabotage.”
    More on the conflict in Ukraine »

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October 15, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ukraine Begins Large Air Force Exercises With NATO To “Protect The Airspace” From Russia

  • Ukraine Begins Large Air Force Exercises With NATO To “Protect The Airspace” From Russia
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Just days ago we noted that the the United States is now treating Ukraine as if it were a NATO member as on September 27th Washington donated to Ukraine two warships for use against Russia. And now in a move that’s sure to be seen by Russia as a major and intolerable provocation Ukraine has announced the start of joint military exercises involving NATO countries.

    What’s been dubbed the Clear Sky 2018 operation in the west of Ukraine kicked off on Monday and will center on air defense operations in order to “protect the airspace” from Russia. The war games will include the participation of the US military and several other NATO nations, including bordering nations Poland and Romania, as well as Britain and the Netherlands.

    The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine described the event as a “multinational military exercise focusing on promoting peace and security” — however, we highly doubt that it’s peace that will be the lasting result of this

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October 11, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eight NATO Air Forces to Fly to Ukraine for Massive Drill

  • Eight NATO Air Forces to Fly to Ukraine for Massive Drill
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    Soldiers from eight foreign militaries, including the US, will converge on Ukraine next month for the country’s largest aviation exercise yet.

    Starokostiantyniv Air Base, about 150 miles southwest of the capital of Kiev, will play host to some 950 personnel from the United States, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and the United Kingdom as they engage in the Clear Sky multinational exercise, Stars and Stripes reported Wednesday.

    The Clear Sky exercises will train soldiers in air sovereignty, air interdiction, air-to-ground integration, air mobility operations, aeromedical evaluation, cyberdefense and personnel recovery, Stars and Stripes reported.

    The announcement comes on the heels of the Ukrainian government announcing it would open a new military base on the Sea of Azov, a shallow body of water straddled by Russia’s Rostov, Krasnodar and Crimea regions, but most of the north coast of which belongs to Ukraine.

    US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, told the media Tuesday that “wherever” gaps in the Ukrainian military’s capabilities exist, the US is “prepared to sit down and talk with Ukraine about what their needs are. They can buy things through our foreign military sales,” Sputnik reported.

    Ukraine isn’t a NATO member but has expressed interest in joining the alliance, which has slowly pushed eastward in the decades since the end of socialism in Eastern Europe. Ukraine’s interest has grown in NATO since 2014, when a right-wing, pro-Western government was brought to power after pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych walked away from a trade proposal with the European Union in favor of a Russian alternative agreement.

    Late last month, US National Security Adviser John Bolton, returning from a trip to Kiev, told Reuters that Ukraine had made progress in its efforts to join NATO, but it still had work to do.

    Bolton told reporters that it was dangerous not to resolve the Ukraine crisis, referring to the Crimean Republic’s 2014 vote to join Russia and the continued independence of cities in the Donets Basin.

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September 20, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Serial Numbers of Missile that Downed MH17 Show It Was Produced in 1986, Owned by Ukraine – Russia

  • Serial Numbers of Missile that Downed MH17 Show It Was Produced in 1986, Owned by Ukraine – Russia
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The serial numbers found on debris of the Buk missile which downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine show it was produced in 1986, the Russian military said. The projectile was owned by Ukraine, they added.

    There are two serial numbers found on fragments of the missile, which shot down the passenger airliner in June 2014 according to an international team of investigators led by the Netherlands. The numbers were marked on the engine and the nozzle of the missile.

    The Russian military on Monday said they had traced them to a missile which had the producer serial number 8868720.

    Speaking to journalists, Gen. Nikolay Parshin showed a document trail of the Buk missile. According to the documents, some of which have been declassified for the presentation, it was produced at a military plant in Dolgoprudny in the Moscow region in 1986.

    The missile was shipped from the plant on December 29, 1986 and delivered to military unit 20152 located in what is now Ukraine. It is now called 223rd anti-aircraft defense regiment of the Ukrainian armed forces, the report said. The unit took part in Kiev’s crackdown on rebels in eastern Ukraine in June 2014, the general said.

    The evidence disproves the accusations by Ukraine and some other parties, which claim that a missile fired by a launcher, secretly delivered from Russia, was responsible for the downing of MH17, the Ministry of Defense report said. All the materials have been sent to the Dutch investigators, the Russian military added.

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September 19, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Azov Sea Flashpoint: Russia, Ukraine Teetering on the Brink of War

  • Azov Sea Flashpoint: Russia, Ukraine Teetering on the Brink of War
    by PETER KORZUN, https://www.strategic-culture.org/
    Ukraine has increased its military presence in the Azov Sea region. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council met on Sept. 7 and agreed to take a variety of steps to boost the country’s combat capabilities in the area, including the creation of a missile-equipped naval infantry group to counter potential amphibious attacks and naval shore bombardments. Ukraine’s Gurza-M-class armored artillery boats have been brought in to boost the naval component of the forces deployed in the region.

    Russia and Ukraine enjoy free use of the Sea of Azov under the 2003 “Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine on cooperation in the use of the sea of Azov and the strait of Kerch.” The document is in place but it does not specify any precise border. The parties agree that the Sea of Azov and the Strait of Kerch are the internal waters of both Ukraine and Russia.

    Talks have dragged on for a long time but have failed to produce a solution. Ukraine does not want to recognize Russia’s rights, which are based on the fact that Crimea has joined the Russian Federation. Moreover, Ukrainian authorities insist on their right to detain any ship traveling to or from Crimea without Kiev’s permission.

    Ukraine is calling for the imposition of international sanctions against Russian Black Sea ports, due to what it calls the “blockade” of the Sea of Azov. It has already imposed punitive measures unilaterally. Tensions have heightened since March, when ships were detained and searched.  On March 24, Ukrainian border guards stopped the Russian-flagged, Crimean-registered Nord fishing vessel in the Sea of Azov. The ship was hijacked. The crew members reported being interrogated and abused by Ukrainian authorities who held them accountable under domestic laws, not recognizing the crew as Russian citizens. The detained sailors were finally set free to return to Crimea without passports. Ukraine violated a number of international agreements and this marked the beginning of a campaign of provocative actions that has been waged ever since. Last month, the Russian Mekhanik Pogodin tanker was detained in the Ukrainian port of Kherson. Russia compared the move to the activities of Somali pirates.

    The US is taking sides in order to ratchet up the tensions.  The State Department has taken a deliberately provocative stance, urging Ukraine toward confrontation. Without bothering to study the details, it simply puts the blame on Russia as usual for anything that goes wrong. Washington is goading Ukraine into seeking a military solution, including such unrealistic but dangerous ideas as using the warships of NATO’s standing force to protect its shipping lanes, mining the Azov Sea, or  using fast-moving attack vessels to encircle a large Russian naval asset from all directions like a wolf pack. This tactic was invented by German Admiral Karl Dönitz during WWII, when “wolf packs” of U-boats were used to attack capital ships.  The very fact that such ideas have been generated and are floating around shows how unwise it is to abet Ukraine by throwing unconditional support behind it. 

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September 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hatching Military Scenario for Donbass Will Be a Disaster for Ukrainian People — Lavrov

  • Hatching Military Scenario for Donbass Will be a Disaster for Ukrainian People — Lavrov
    by http://tass.com/
    Lavrov said the situation in Ukraine was discussed at his talks with Maas in great detail

    BERLIN, September 14. /TASS/. Russia is warning those who would like to implement a military scenario in Donbass, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference following talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas on Friday.

    “I would like to strongly warn those who are hatching a military scenario. It would be a disaster for the Ukrainian people, because it may really undermine Ukrainian statehood. Waging a war on one’s own citizens is impermissible,” he stated. Lavrov said the situation in Ukraine was discussed at his talks with Maas in great detail.

    “We are unanimous that there is no alternative to the Minsk Accords. What is to be done to move on towards their implementation is being considered in practical terms at the level of assistants to the leaders of the Normandy quartet countries. I do hope that some positive shifts may occur in this format, in the Contact Group in the near future,” Lavrov said.

https://www.thenation.com/article/congress-has-removed-a-ban-on-funding-neo-nazis-from-its-year-end-spending-bill/

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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/rights-groups-demand-israel-stop-arming-neo-nazis-in-the-ukraine-1.6248727

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http://rt.com/news/206055-putin-ukraine-ethnic-cleansing/

Putin is sending a LOUD and CLEAR signal: IT IS WAR! Click on image for article!

http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_05_08/NATO-Nazi-operation-in-Ukraine-aimed-at-Moscow-John-Bosnitch-9441/

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Image: Nazi emblems of the Azov brigade of the Ukraine National Guard which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior

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September 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Professor Stephen Cohen: America’s Collusion With Neo-Nazis

  • America’s Collusion With Neo-Nazis
    by Stephen F. Cohen, https://www.thenation.com/, 2 May 2018
    Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussion of the new U.S.-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their fifth year, are at TheNation.com.)

    Cohen begins: The orthodox American political-media narrative blames “Putin’s Russia” alone for the new U.S.-Russian Cold War. Maintaining this (at most) partial truth involves various mainstream media malpractices, among them lack of historical context; reporting based on unverified “facts” and selective sources; editorial bias; and the excluding, even slurring, of proponents of alternative explanatory narratives as “Kremlin apologists” and carriers of “Russian propaganda.” An extraordinary example appeared on May 1, when Jim Sciutto, CNN’s leading purveyor of Russiagate allegations, tweeted that “Jill Stein is … repeating Russian talking points on its interference in the 2016 election and on U.S. foreign policy.” To the extent that Sciutto represents CNN, as he does almost nightly on air, it is useful to know what this influential network actually thinks about a legitimate third party in American electoral democracy and its presidential candidate. And also about many well-informed Americans who have not supported Stein or her party but who strongly disagree with CNN’s orthodox positions on Russiagate and U.S. foreign policy. No less important, however, is the highly selective nature of the mainstream narrative of the new Cold War, what it chooses to feature and what it virtually omits. Among the omissions, few realities are more important than the role played by neo-fascist forces in U.S.-backed, Kiev-governed Ukraine since 2014. Not even many Americans who follow international news know the following, for example:

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     That the snipers who killed scores of protestors and policemen on Kiev’s Maidan Square in February 2014, thereby triggering a “democratic revolution” that overthrew the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, and brought to power a virulent anti-Russian, pro-American regime — it was neither democratic nor a revolution, but a violent coup unfolding in the streets with high-level support — were sent not by Yanukovych, as is still widely reported, but instead almost certainly by the neo-fascist organization Right Sector and its co-conspirators.

    —  That the pogrom-like burning to death of ethnic Russians and others in Odessa shortly later in 2014 reawakened memories of Nazi extermination squads in Ukraine during World War II has been all but deleted from the American mainstream narrative even though it remains a painful and revelatory experience for many Ukrainians.
    —  That the Azov Battalion of some 3,000 well-armed fighters, which has played a major combat role in the Ukrainian civil war and now is an official component of Kiev’s armed forces, is avowedly “partially” pro-Nazi, as evidenced by its regalia, slogans, and programmatic  statements, and well-documented as such by several international monitoring organizations. Congressional legislation recently banned Azov from receiving any U.S. military aid, but it is likely to obtain some of the new weapons recently sent to Kiev by the Trump Administration due to the country’s rampant network of corruption and black markets.
    —  That stormtroop-like assaults on gays, Jews, elderly ethnic Russians, and other “impure” citizens are widespread throughout Kiev-ruled Ukraine, along with torchlight marches reminiscent of those that eventually inflamed Germany in the late 1920s and 1930s. And that the police and official legal authorities do virtually nothing to prevent these neo-fascist acts or to prosecute them. On the contrary, Kiev has officially encouraged them by systematically rehabilitating and even memorializing Ukrainian collaborators with Nazi German extermination pogroms and their leaders  during World War II, renaming streets in their honor, building monuments to them, rewriting history to glorify them, and more.

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-secretive-neo-nazi-military-organization-involved-in-euromaidan-snyper-shootings/5371611?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ukraine-secretive-neo-nazi-military-organization-involved-in-euromaidan-snyper-shootings

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-transition-government-neo-nazis-in-control-of-armed-forces-national-security-economy-justice-and-education/5371539

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US Assistant Secretary of State “F*** the EU” Victoria Nuland together with Neo Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok (left)

http://www.infowars.com/us-backed-neo-nazi-party-given-key-roles-in-ukrainian-government/

Senator McCain and Ukraine neo-Nazis. Click on image for article.

http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2014/140203ukrainefactsheet.pdf

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September 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ambassador Kurt Volker: US to Drastically Expand Military Assistance to Ukraine

  • Ambassador Kurt Volker: US to Drastically Expand Military Assistance to Ukraine
    by PETER KORZUN, https://www.strategic-culture.org/
    Washington is upping the ante in Ukraine. Kurt Volker, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, said in an interview with the Guardian published on September 1 that “Washington is ready to expand arms supplies to Ukraine in order to build up the country’s naval and air defense forces in the face of continuing Russian support for eastern separatists.” According to him, the Trump administration was “absolutely” prepared to go further in supplying lethal weaponry to Ukrainian forces than the anti-tank missiles it delivered in AprilThey need lethal assistance,” he emphasized. Mr. Volker explained that “[t]hey need to rebuild a navy and they have very limited air capability as well. I think we’ll have to look at air defense.” The diplomat believes Ukraine needs unmanned aerial vehicles, counter-battery radar systems, and anti-sniper systems. The issue of lethal arms purchases has been discussed at the highest level.

    The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 allocated $250m in military assistance to Ukraine, including lethal arms. The US has delivered Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Kiev but this time the ambassador talked about an incomparably larger deal. Former President Barack Obama had been unconvinced that granting Ukraine lethal defensive weapons would be the right decision, in view of the widespread corruption there. This policy has changed under President Trump, who — among other things — approved deliveries of anti-tank missiles to Kiev last December.

    Ukraine has officially requested US air-defense systems. According to Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States, the Ukrainian military wants to purchase at least three air-defense systems. The cost of the deal is expected to exceed $2 billion, or about $750 million apiece. The system in question was not specified, but it’s generally believed to be the Patriot.

    Volker’s statement was made at a time of rising tensions in the Sea of Azov, which is legally shared by Ukraine and Russia. It is connected to the Black Sea through the Kerch Strait. The rhetoric has heated up and ships have been placed under arrest as this territorial dispute turns the area into a flashpoint. Russia has slammed the US for backing Ukraine’s violations of international law in the area. According to a 2003 treaty, the Sea of Azov is a jointly controlled territory that both countries are allowed to use freely.

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-transition-government-neo-nazis-in-control-of-armed-forces-national-security-economy-justice-and-education/5371539

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http://www.infowars.com/us-backed-neo-nazi-party-given-key-roles-in-ukrainian-government/

Senator McCain and Ukraine neo-Nazis. Click on image for article.

http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2014/140203ukrainefactsheet.pdf

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September 5, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Is the Real, Americanized, Nazi-Dominated Ukraine

http://www.infowars.com/us-backed-neo-nazi-party-given-key-roles-in-ukrainian-government/

Senator McCain and Ukraine neo-Nazis. Click on image for article.

http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2014/140203ukrainefactsheet.pdf

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-transition-government-neo-nazis-in-control-of-armed-forces-national-security-economy-justice-and-education/5371539

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August 9, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on This Is the Real, Americanized, Nazi-Dominated Ukraine

Trump Doubles Down: Threatens Sanctions On European Investors In Russian Pipeline

  • Trump Doubles Down: Threatens Sanctions On European Investors In Russian Pipeline
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    With less than a week to go before President Trump is scheduled to meet with President Putin in Helsinki, the State Department has decided to renew its pressure campaign on Western businesses invested in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany.

    According to Reuters, the State Department has doubled down on previous warnings to Europe, most recently in May when Trump gave Merkel an ultimatum to drop the Russian gas pipeline, and has been “making it clear” to firms involved with “the Russian energy export pipeline sector” that they’re at risk of being sanctioned.

    “We have been clear that firms working in the Russian energy export pipeline sector are engaging in a line of business that carries sanctions risk,”
     a spokesman for the U.S. State Department told Reuters.


    “We believe it (the pipeline) would undermine Europe’s overall energy security and stability by providing Russia another tool for the political coercion of European countries, especially Ukraine. Russia understands that this project is dividing Europe, and is using that to its advantage.”

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July 12, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , | Comments Off on Trump Doubles Down: Threatens Sanctions On European Investors In Russian Pipeline

Rights Groups Demand Israel Stop Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/rights-groups-demand-israel-stop-arming-neo-nazis-in-the-ukraine-1.6248727

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-israeli-special-forces-unit-under-neo-nazi-command-involved-in-maidan-riots/5371725

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http://www.infowars.com/us-backed-neo-nazi-party-given-key-roles-in-ukrainian-government/

Senator McCain and Ukraine neo-Nazis. Click on image for article.

http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2014/140203ukrainefactsheet.pdf

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Sieg heil? US-backed Svoboda neo Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok.

US Assistant Secretary of State “F*** the EU” Victoria Nuland together with Neo Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok (left)

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Theodor_Herzl

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Nazi Zionist coin. 2 sides of the same coin.

http://www.amazon.com/51-Documents-Zionist-Collaboration-Nazis/dp/1569804338

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In 1933 the German Zionist Federation sought Hitler s patronage: “Zionism hopes to be able to win the collaboration even of a government fundamentally hostile to Jews. . . . Boycott propaganda . . . currently being carried on against Germany . . . is in essence un-Zionist.” Zionism became the only other legal political movement in the Nazi Reich. That same year, the World Zionist Organization (WZO) made the Ha’avara (Transfer) Agreement, undermining the boycott against Nazi Germany. German Jewish emigrants to Palestine had to buy Nazi goods that the WZO sold in the Middle East. In 1937 the Haganah (later the Israeli army) sent an agent to Berlin. They would provide spy intelligence if the Nazis further eased the monetary regulations for emigrants to Palestine. The Zionist-Revisionist movement (today the ruling Likud Party) set up a detachment at Mussolini’s naval academy. He personally reviewed them in 1936. They wanted him to replace Britain as Zionism s patron. In 1941, the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel (later Likudniks) told the Nazis that they wanted a “Jewish state on a national and totalitarian basis, bound by a treaty with the German Reich,” and offered “to actively take part in the war on Germany s side.” This is the sordid history documented in Lenni Brenner’s Zionism in the Age of the Dictators. This updated edition features a new afterword by the author. Click on image to goto Amazon.

July 11, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rights Groups Demand Israel Stop Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Massive Ukraine-US Naval Drills Kick Off in Black Sea

  • PressTV Published on Jul 9, 2018
    Ukraine and the US have launched joint war games in the Black sea regions of the Easter European country. The military drills are seen as a sign of Washington’s support for Kiev in its stand-off with Moscow. Lena Savchuk reports from Kiev.

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July 10, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Comments Off on Massive Ukraine-US Naval Drills Kick Off in Black Sea

US Aggravating Situation in Ukraine, Says Former US Diplomat

  • RT America Published on Jun 21, 2018
    The NATO summit set for next month is already being upstaged by rumors of a separate meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and news that National Security Advisor John Bolton will be heading to Moscow only increased speculation. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte and former US diplomat Jim Jatras discuss.

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June 22, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on US Aggravating Situation in Ukraine, Says Former US Diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry Blames West for Provoking Ukraine into New Donbass War

Donbass Ukraine map.

  • Russian Foreign Ministry Blames West for Provoking Ukraine into New Donbass War
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Russian diplomats say the non-stop outbursts of violence in Donbass confirm that Ukraine has no intention of honoring the Minsk Accords, and accuse the US and their allies of supporting Kiev’s course towards war.

    As far as the UN presence in Donbass is concerned, it is well known that in September 2017 Russia submitted a draft resolution on the issue to the UN Security Council. However, we still have not received any amendments to this document, in written form. Instead, our European and American partners are promoting the ideas of a military operation of ‘coercing into peace’ and putting an international military-civilian administration in charge of the region before it holds any elections,” reads the ministry’s comment released on Saturday in connection with the planned meeting in the Normandy Four format in Berlin, scheduled for June 11.

    Russian diplomats also noted that the aggravation of the situation in Donbass is clear confirmation of the fact that Kiev has no intention of sticking to the Minsk Agreements. “The recent events demonstrate that the Kiev authorities do not intend to fulfill the Minsk Agreements, that they blatantly distort the logic and sequence of these documents and draw an artificial connection between their readiness to move on along the political track and the full military capitulation of the Donbass republics and their giving up of the control of the border with Russia,” the comment reads.

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June 13, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Comments Off on Russian Foreign Ministry Blames West for Provoking Ukraine into New Donbass War