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Ukraine’s President Poses with ‘Elite’ Paratrooper Sporting… Nazi Insignia

  • RT Published on Dec 11, 2018
    Petro Poroshenko has met the country’s elite troops ahead of their redeployment to bolster the ‘partial’ martial law state. One of the soldiers openly sported an insignia of a Waffen SS division. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9k46

RT composite © AFP / Sergei Supinsky

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

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Nazi symbols on helmets worn by members of Ukraine’s Azov battalion. (As filmed by a Norwegian film crew and shown on German TV)

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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December 12, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , | Leave a comment

Familiar Symbols? Ukraine’s President Poses with ‘Elite’ Paratrooper Sporting…SS Insignia (PHOTOS)

RT composite © AFP / Sergei Supinsky

  • Familiar Symbols? Ukraine’s President Poses with ‘Elite’ Paratrooper Sporting…SS Insignia (PHOTOS)
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Petro Poroshenko has met the country’s elite troops – paratroopers – ahead of their redeployment to bolster the “partial” martial law state. One of the soldiers openly sported an insignia of a Waffen SS division.

    “Looking at your hardened, courageous faces, I once again realize nobody will overcome Ukraine. We are ready to protect our land with weapons in hands, to fight for each piece, we will not give it up to anyone,”
     Poroshenko told the troops while speaking in the region of Zhitomir on Thursday.


    The president stood for photos with the servicemen, who were to be redeployed to other, “dangerous” regions of the country to prop up the 30-day period of the so-called “partial” martial law that Poroshenko announced following the Kerch Strait incident.

    One of the troopers, standing just a few steps away from Ukraine’s president proudly displayed the insignia of the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf right on his chest. Here he is.

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John McCain and Ukraine neo Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok BFF.

Ukraine neo Nazis and their SS flags!

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

US-backed neo Nazi Svoboda supporters pictured during recent uprising wearing SS-style armbands.

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

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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.

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

Ukraine Crisis Can Spark War Between US and Russia

  • PressTV Published on Dec 7, 2018
    American foreign policy expert James Jatras believes the #Ukrainecrisis has created “a serious risk of a military confrontation between the #UnitedStates and #Russia and Ukraine and even the possibility of a #nuclearwar.”

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December 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Russia Won’t Invade the Ukraine, the Baltic Statelets or Anybody Else

  • Why Russia Won’t Invade the Ukraine, the Baltic Statelets or Anybody Else
    by , http://www.unz.com/
    The AngloZionist propaganda machine is constantly warning us that Russia is about to invade some country. The list of candidates for invasion is long and ranges from Norway to the Ukraine and includes the Baltic statelets, Poland and even countries further West. Of course, we are also told that NATO and the US are here to prevent that. Well, thank God for them, right?

    But what is conspicuously missing from this narrative is a discussion of the possible Russian motives for such a military move. Typically, we are merely told that Russia has broken the European post-Cold War order and borders by “annexing” Crimea and by sending military forces into the Donbass. Anybody with an IQ at room temperature or above by now realizes that both of these claims are total bunk. The ones who indeed broke the post-Cold War international order and borders were the NATO member states when they used military force, in complete illegality, to break-up Yugoslavia. As for the people of Crimea, they had the opportunity to vote about their future in a referendum, very much unlike the inhabitants of Kosovo which had no such opportunity. As for the 08.08.08 war, even the Europeans who eventually, and very reluctantly, agreed that it was, in fact, Saakashvili who started this conflict, not Russia.

    But let’s set all this aside and assume that the Russian leaders would not hesitate to use military force again if it was to their advantage. Let’s assume that, yes, the Russians are up to no good and that they might well try to bite-off some other piece of land somewhere in Europe.

    Such an assumption would immediately raise a crucial question: why would the Russians want to do that?

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December 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: U.S. Military Sends Putin a Warning with ‘Extraordinary Flight’ Over Ukraine

  • More Ukraine & western propaganda about Russian aggression!
  • Russia-Ukraine Conflict: U.S. Military Sends Putin a Warning with ‘Extraordinary Flight’ Over Ukraine
    by , https://www.newsweek.com/
    The U.S. military carried out an “extraordinary flight” over Ukraine on Thursday as a show of force after Russian forces attacked Ukrainian navy ships on November 25.

    “Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait is a dangerous escalation in a pattern of increasingly provocative and threatening activity,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

    “The United States seeks a better relationship with Russia, but this cannot happen while its unlawful and destabilizing actions continue in Ukraine and elsewhere,” the statement added.

    The attack took place as the Ukrainian navy ships were entering the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait. Russia, which has been making it harder for Ukraine’s military to access the ports near the Crimean Peninsula, claims that the Ukrainians were trying to provoke its forces. But independent analysts used open source data and radio intercepts and determined that Russia had pursued the Ukrainians into international waters. What’s more, the researchers determined that Russia was attempting to use lethal force.

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has said that Russia has 80,000 troops stationed in the parts of Ukraine occupied by Russia and is preparing for a ground invasion. Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and has been backing pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country known as the Donbass. Some analysts say that the U.S. will need to do more than conduct “extraordinary flight” if it’s going to counter Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

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December 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia Holds Naval War Games, Missile Drills in Black Sea near Ukraine

  • Russia Holds Naval War Games, Missile Drills in Black Sea near Ukraine
    by Edwin Mora, https://www.breitbart.com/
    Russia is holding naval war exercises and surface-to-air missile drills in the Black Sea region amid tensions with Ukraine and a U.S.-led alliance over the capture of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew off the coast of Moscow-annexed Crimea last month, the Kremlin’s defense ministry reportedly announced on Tuesday.

    Also on Tuesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reportedly declared that the U.S.-led military alliance had intensified its presence in the Black Sea region in response to what he described as “Russia’s aggressive actions.” “We will continue to assess our presence in the region,” he proclaimed.

    Citing a statement from the ministry, Reuters reported on Wednesday:

    Two submarines, the Rostov-on-Don B-237 and the Stary Oskol B-262, practiced emergency deployments for detecting, accompanying and destroying sea and coastal targets with rocket fire…Submarine crews from the Black Sea fleet were also due to practice deep dives and to work on techniques such as emergency surfacing, it said … Separately, Pantsir medium-range surface-to-air missile systems in the east of Crimea practiced detecting, identifying and shooting down aerial targets, Interfax news agency cited a spokesman for the Black Sea Fleet as saying.

    This week, Fox News, citing satellite images, reported that the Russian military deployed additional S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries to Crimea.

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December 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

PUTIN FLEXES MUSCLES: Russia to Hold Naval War Games And Surface-to-Air Missile Drills in Black Sea Region Amid Ukraine And NATO Tensions

  • PUTIN FLEXES MUSCLES: Russia to Hold Naval War Games And Surface-to-Air Missile Drills in Black Sea Region Amid Ukraine And NATO Tensions
    by Patrick Knox, https://www.thesun.co.uk/
    Submarines, warships and sophisticated air defences are being tested just in case war breaks out with Ukraine which drags in NATO

    RUSSIA is plotting major war games in the Black Sea as tension spirals with Ukraine and the West over the capture of three Ukrainian naval ships.

    Major naval and surface-to-air missile drills are underway amid a war scare with its neighbour and NATO. Two submarines, the Rostov-on-Don B-237 and the Stary Oskol B-262, practised emergency deployments for detecting, accompanying and destroying sea and coastal targets with rocket fire, the Defence Ministry said. Submarine crews from the Black sea fleet were also due to practice deep dives and to work on techniques such as emergency surfacing, it said.


    The statement did not give a start or end date for the drills or say if the submarine exercises were part of larger-scale drills in the Black Sea and on the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014. A navigation warning to shipping published by Turkey’s navy said that “firing exercises” were expected in the region from December 3 to 9.

    It comes as a startling study by the The Human Security Centre concluded Russia would be able to may be able to “overrun vulnerable areas of NATO territory” in a matter of hours

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December 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ukraine Holds Military Drill Near Russian Border

  • CCTV Video News Agency Published on Dec 5, 2018
    Ukrainian soldiers took part in a three-day military drill in Chernihiv Region near its border with Russia on Wednesday. The drill, involving tanks and heavy artillery, was carried out from Monday with the scenario of suppressing enemy’s attacks. While inspecting the exercise, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the country is prepared to defend its own territory. Over the weekend, the president accused Russia of planning to seize its port cities of Berdyansk and Mariupol. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman responded, denying the accusations and calling it absurd and ungrounded. http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20181205…

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December 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Prepares To Sail Warship Into Black Sea, Citing Kerch Strait Incident

  • U.S. Prepares To Sail Warship Into Black Sea, Citing Kerch Strait Incident
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    The potential for major escalation in the Black Sea between the United States and Russia just grew significantly hotter as the US military has formally notified Turkey that it plans to sail a warship into the Black Sea for the first time in a month.

    US defense officials have told CNN that the request is specifically in response to Russia’s actions against Ukraine during the Nov. 25 Kerch Strait incident

    According to a CNN exclusive Wednesday afternoon:

    The US has begun making the necessary preparations to sail a warship into the Black Sea, a move that comes amid heightened tensions in the region following Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian ships and detention of Ukrainian sailors.

    The US military has requested that the State Department notify Turkey of its possible plans to sail a warship into the Black Sea, three US officials tell CNN
    , a move they said is a response to Russia’s actions against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.


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December 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

US Navy Sends Ship to Russia’s Far East, Reportedly Prepares to Enter Black Sea

Guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (file photo) © US Navy / Specialist 3rd Class Jared M. Hill

  • US Navy Sends Ship to Russia’s Far East, Reportedly Prepares to Enter Black Sea
    by https://www.rt.com/
    An American destroyer sailed off the Russian coast, near the Pacific Fleet base in Vladivostok, in a first such stunt since the Cold War. Another US ship is expected in the Black Sea soon, amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

    The USS MCCampbell (DDG-85) went into the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay to “challenge Russia’s excessive maritime claims and uphold the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea”enjoyed by the US and others, Lieutenant Rachel McMarr, a spokesperson for the US Pacific Fleet, said in a statement.

    The US Navy calls such stunts “Freedom of Navigation Operations” (FONOP). The last time a FONOP was conducted in this area was 1987, at the peak of Cold War tensions with the Soviet Union.

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December 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Ukraine Launches Drill Near Russia’s Border

  • PressTV Published on Dec 5, 2018
    Ukraine launches a military drill near Russia’s border with which Kiev has been at loggerheads over a wide range of issues. The three-day military exercises involve tanks and heavy artillery. Ukraine stressed that it is prepared to defend its territory. The drill came as Kiev has accused Moscow of planning to seize two of its strategic port cities. However, Russia rejected the allegations as absurd and unsubstantiated. Relations between the two countries have been strained since the crisis began in eastern Ukraine in 20-14 and Crimea re-joined Russia following a referendum the same year. The relations worsened further after Russia seized three Ukrainian ships recently accusing them of illegally entering Russian waters off the coast of Crimea.

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December 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

US Defense Contractor Posts Job Offering For “Classified Contingency Operations” In Ukraine

  • Screenshot provided should the advert time out or is “accidentally” taken down. Here is the link for the original job posting.
  • US Defense Contractor Posts Job Offering For “Classified Contingency Operations” In Ukraine
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    The geopolitical analysis site SouthFront has unearthed from the pages of LinkedIn an incredible public job offering by a US defense contractor which reveals potentially sensitive information. The job posting mentions “classified Contingency Operations” in Ukraine and was posted a mere 15 days ago — just prior to last Sunday’s incident between the Russian and Ukrainian navies in the Kerch Strait.

    Writes SouthFront, the US-based defense contractor company “Mission Essential” accidentally revealed a US military specialist deployment in the combat zones in Ukraine via a Job Advertisement on LinkedIn.

    Crucially, it’s yet further evidence which disproves the years-long claims by Washington that the United States is not directly involved militarily in the Ukraine conflict. The public posting suggests 
    US special forces operations are indeed active and ongoing as tensions with Russia soar

    Similar to the Atlantic Council’s latest report on the independence of Eastern European countries, as well as the meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, the posting came just days before the escalation in the Sea of Azov.

    “Mission Essential” is a government contractor based in the Washington D.C. suburb of Herndon, VA primarily serving intelligence and military clients, and is also considered a leading provider of translation and interpretation services for the US government.

    The preemptive job advert was posted on November 16th and seeks:

    …linguist candidates who speak Ukrainian to provide foreign language interpretation and translation services to support classified Contingency Operations in support of the U.S. Military in Ukraine.

    The formal place of work is Mykolayiv, Ukraine. The port city is also significant, because that is where the US “logistical” naval facility is currently under construction.

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December 3, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Historic Phase Change Can Begin This Weekend: A Descent into Financial Chaos And War Or the Exact Opposite

  • Emphasis mine:
  • Historic Phase Change Can Begin This Weekend
    by https://larouchepac.com/
    The stage has been set for an historic transformation in the coming days and weeks, be it for a descent into financial chaos and war, or the exact opposite, the initiation of a new paradigm bringing the nations of the world together in a commitment to the common aims of mankind.

    The British and their assets in the United States, centered in the Atlantic Council, are beating the war drums, falsely declaring that the Russians have carried out an act of war by detaining the Ukrainian war ships which intentionally breached treaty agreements by entering Russian sovereign territory, secretly, and refusing to respond to demands from Russian Border Police. They were just a short distance from the newly constructed Kretch Bridge connecting the Russian mainland to Crimea. Several leading figures in Ukraine have called for bombing the bridge, and the British born and educated Tom Rogan headlined an article in the Washington Examiner last May 15: “Ukraine should blow up Putin’s Crimea bridge.” Ukraine President Poroshenko has declared martial law in part of the country, allowing the government to commandeer workforces, conscript people into the military, mobilize military forces, conduct warrantless search and seizures, impose control over the media, and more.

    President Putin said of the incident: “It was organized by the president [poroshanko] ahead of the elections,” which are scheduled for March 31, 2019. Putin noted that Poroshenko “is in fifth place, ratings-wise, and therefore had to do something. It was used as a pretext to introduce martial law.”

    The danger is that the crisis could be intentionally escalated for the purpose of provoking a war. The timing is obvious, as President Putin is scheduled to meet with President Trump just three days from now in Argentina, and the British are frantic to sabotage this “danger to the Empire,” which a Trump-Putin agreement represents.

    The Trump-Putin meeting has been carefully planned to fall after the midterm elections in the US, in which President Trump successfully mobilized the American people to place the Senate firmly in the hands of the President’s supporters, assuring the failure of any impeachment attempt by the new McCarthyites. On Tuesday, a run-off election for the last open Senate seat in the country was won by the Republican candidate in Mississippi, Cindy Hyde-Smith, after Trump held two of his now-famous mass rallies in the state on Monday night.

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December 1, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Female “Patsy” Who Has the Power to Start World War III

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

  • The Female “Patsy” Who Has the Power to Start World War III
    by Dave Hodges, https://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/
    I have been extensively writing about the Deep State threat coming out of Central America. However, there is a preliminary event which I believe must happen in advance of  the attack and it is World War III. Once the war starts the US will be attacked through its southern underbelly. We are very, very close to this happening. Presently, a woman who has been leveraged over the Steele Dossier, is doing the bidding of the globalists and her present mission is to start World War III. From the BBC:

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, of trying to boost his ratings ahead of 2019 elections with a naval confrontation off Crimea.

    This orchestrated conflict, was led by an American Diplomat who is now totally under the control of the Deep State. Ambassador Nuland, and President Trump needs to fire her immediately as well as the commanding US officer in NATO. Both are conspiring to start WW III on behalf of the Deep State.

    From former CIA officer, Robert David Steele who just emailed me the following: A senior retired officer wrote this:

    Vicky Nuland 
    ordered  [Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko] to start a war with Russian Federation and guaranteed that NATO and Pentagon would step in and defeat the Russians? NeoCons, PNACers and Zionists believe that unless Russian Federation is stopped using war on two fronts (Crimea and Syria/Iran, the US Petro Dollar and Israel/Saudi Arabia are finisimo?

    I am personally worried that Israel has a plan to lure Iran into a strike and is then relying on the US to bail it out (or the Israelis are over-confident of their own nuclear capabilities against Iran). I personally think Netanyahu is a criminally insane individual with a messianic complex, and that Iran is vastly more competent and able to hold its own.

    If I were President, apart from assigning Bill Binney full authority to harvest everything NSA has on Victoria Nuland and known associates including General Scaparrotti; I would also be making a very strong public statement of disengagement (as well as firing Scaparrotti and pulling all US forces back and announcing an intend to pull completely out of NATO).  This is out of control.

    It is clear that Robert David Steele has fingered Nuland as a catalyst in the plot for NATO to get WW III started on behalf of the bankers and globlalist leaders of Europe.

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http://mycatbirdseat.com/2014/03/51005-crisis-in-ukraine-fomented-by-the-neo-con-kagan-family/

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

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December 1, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EU Rejects Kiev’s Call for Action Against Moscow

  • PressTV Published on Nov 30, 2018
    European leaders have played down Ukraine’s call for more pressure on Russia following the recent escalation of tension between Kiev and Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked NATO members on Wednesday to send naval vessels to the Sea of Azov to support his country. The German chancellor, however, turned down the request and called on Ukraine to be sensible. Angela Merkel said the dispute should be resolved through dialog rather than military action. Kiev also asked Western governments to impose more sanctions on Moscow but the European Union did not agree to that either. On Sunday, Russia seized three Ukrainian ships along with their crew off the sea of Crimea for what it called illegal entry.

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December 1, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment