This is well-known outside the mainstream media, which is slowly being forced to confront its own prejudices on this issue. Inconveniently for them, it looks as though these First Americans may have survived up until relatively recently, and may actually be the (white) "moon-eyed people" who were exterminated by today's "Native" Americans as they penetrated the continent from Asia.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Russia Today is reporting ... well, this:
A leaked phone conversation between the EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign affairs minister Urmas Paet. Apparently the call took place shortly after 25th February, so "the West" has known about this for some time, making its current stance all the more incomprehensible.
And commentary on ZeroHedge: Behind The Kiev Snipers It Was Somebody From The New Coalition" - A Stunning New Leak Released.
Monday, 3 March 2014
This is just somewhere to put odd bits — arguments — that I find, that appear to be relevant. It will get updates.
The West's hands are clearly not clean in this matter.
I thought at the time, when watching the news, when the protests against Yanukovitch were spreading, that the protesters appeared unusually organised. Compare them with the Iranians two (was it?) years ago, or the Turkish protesters last year. In both those cases, the crowds were mostly unable to defend themselves against the government forces, and the protests were only kept going by truly desperate sacrifices on the part of the people. In contrast, the Ukrainian protesters, though shot at by the government's special forces, were more than able to hold their own, and rapidly beat back the armed police. I remember thinking that something odd was going on, that there was more to this than met the eye. They were armed, organised, and very, very disciplined. More like a pre-planned coup than a protest, in fact.
Then there was the line-up of mothers who had lost their sons to the special forces. Moving, touching, but I noticed that each one carried a photograph in exactly the same kind of frame, of exactly the same size, and exactly the same shot angle and distance. Odd that.
The Budapest memorandum was not ratified by Congress, therefore is not binding on the US. That probably means that Obama does not have authority to uyse military force to defend Ukraine against Russia (not nthat he would, anyway, but it gives him a legal "out").
(From a comment on ZeroHedge.)
NATO bombed Serbia unilaterally, without permission from the Security Council, and "recognized" the "independence" of Kosovo (essentially a bandit regime). Serbia is a UN member, whose borders were guaranteed by the UN Charter...
So, NATO established the precedent.
Ukraine (EuroMaidan mob) and EU ministers signed an agreement too, and then made a Coup the next day. What about that agreement? (This point was made by Yanukovitch in his first speech on arriving in Russia.)
Future cabinet members were picked by foreign diplomats (not elected even in their own country) over unsecured phone conversation? A reference to the Victoria Nuland / Geoffrey Pyatt phone call.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
The mainstream media in the West are currently wringing their hands over the fate of the Crimean Tatars, whom they describe as the original inhabitants of that region, and whose rights they fear may be infringed by a re-establishment of lawful authority in an "inalienable" part of the Ukraine that has only been a part of the Ukraine for sixty-odd years.
That of course is nothing but a complete mischaracterisation of the truth. Less politely, a lie. The Crimean Tatars were Islamic invaders into Europe, who established a state that over several centuries depopulated huge areas of the surrounding, ethnically European and Christian countries, sending the captives off to the slave markets -- those whom they didn't simply kill for sport.
From the 14th to the 17th centuries they took about 3 million Europeans and sold them in the slave markets of the Ottoman Turks. In the words of the French Duke Antoine de Gramont, who witnessed these events for himself, "the Tatars slit the throats of all men over 60 years old who were thought to be incapable of work, forty-year-olds were saved for the galleys, young boys for their pleasure and girls and women to continue their kind and then later to be sold. The prisoners were divided equally and lots were cast according to age so that no one could complain that he had gotten more old ones than young."
Read more on Wikipedia.
Saturday, 8 February 2014
I haven't seen it recorded on British news programmes, although I don't watch much TV nowadays, but one has to laugh when an Obama State Department spokeswoman complains about another country (Russia) recording the conversations of high-level American diplomatic personnel.
Fuck the EU! Oh yeah.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
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Thursday, 26 December 2013
And so another Japanese premier visits Yasukuni and, as predicatable as rollers breaking on a beach, the sound of infuriated Chinese and Koreans denouncing it as unacceptable and the Chinese in particular, to emphasise their commitment to a peaceful world, threatening unspecified repercussions.
The Chinese leadership failed to mention that the Japanese killed 6-10 million Chinese, yet under Mao the Chinese managed to kill 60-90 million of their own citizens. Interestingly it is the revolutionaries families of the Mao era that are getting filthy rich while most are still suffering.