Posts Tagged ‘Maidan’

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This is one of the most important films you can see, with the crucial missing history that has been censored from western corporate media. Ignorance is not okay.

My consistent view going back to the early 1980s has been that the public’s willful ignorance is not okay, and it is indeed the problem. Ignorant people are easily marshaled into groups, their identities stripped away, their thoughts supplanted by propaganda, and talking points inserted into their mouths by others. It is a severe and widespread problem, perhaps intractable. I meet a dozen per day on social media, and I can say with some authority that they don’t care for sources or facts.

Ukraine on Fire is not a perfect documentary. Better footnotes and citations might have helped to deflect the inevitable criticisms. Slick graphics help the flow visually, and they do keep the pace quick. Oliver Stone was deeply involved and on camera talking directly to participants relating to the 2014 Maidan coup.

I have also written about these events since they occurred documenting each stage for historical accuracy.

 

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One of the main points for western audiences to come to terms with is that Viktor Yanukovych was not the usual “brutal dictator” from the standard script of US regime change color revolutions. He wasn’t nearly brutal enough in going after violent, organized coup leaders right in the center of Kiev. There were no raids on their headquarters, no arrests, and certainly no assassinations of those foreign-backed neo-fascist insurgent leaders. Few “revolutions” elsewhere could have succeeded along those lines without risking severe reprisals by armed authorities.

The film shows how sophisticated the coup plotters were, what challenges they faced, and how they used violence to create martyrs and exploit the media channels, including no fewer than three new television stations that instantly popped up as the protests began in November of 2013.

 

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The filmmakers present the history of Ukraine, its western provinces collaborating openly with Hitler and turning war criminals like Stepan Bandera into national heroes. It shows the history of color revolutions, their ties to US NGOS, that aren’t all that “N” and are pretty much undeserving of the name. The National Endowment for Democracy (sic) opposes democracy around the world wherever the democratic leader denies some US corporate interests. USAID is another alleged “NGO” undeserving of the “N,” which has taken on foreign missions that the CIA used to handle. This color revolution blueprint is consistent, repeats itself, and it relies on a deception that foreign populations are rising up, when it only requires a tiny minority of a given population to make that appearance. The peaceful protests begin, and then the trained violent rioters move in, after some smiling images of solidarity have been produced for American news consumers. It’s happened in Bolivia and Venezuela recently as well. Color revolutions are the American empire’s game plan around the world–to take over with proxies, stooges, lapdogs, puppets.

 

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Nationalism is exploited by extremists on the right, domestically and around the world in targeted nations. The US likes to partner with, train, fund and empower these violent extremists in order to get footholds for US corporations. It’s the main job of far too large a portion of the US government today.

 

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These destabilizations and US belligerence have escalated a new Cold War. Russia is on notice and has modernized its nuclear arsenal. China is on notice, with US support for Hong Kong rioters as well as the “breakaway province” of Taiwan, and its incursions into the South China Sea. These provocations are a source of eternal hostility, an arms race, and hair-trigger alerts.

The US and its allies, particularly NATO, continue to stir up as much trouble as they can, while their own populations know next to nothing about what is going on with their tax dollars. That’s a problem.

Americans suddenly have a lot to say about Ukraine with the new Impeachment inquiry. Try asking a few of them if they know about any of this, or if they can even locate Ukraine on a map?

 

 

 



Demigods are here.

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Joe Giambrone

Did you know that Donald Trump had the State Department, USAID, NED, and the CIA fund and train Neo-Nazi, fascist militias to overthrow the government of Ukraine? These riot mobs, primarily Svoboda and Right Sector, stormed the capital, firebombed and shot the police, and destroyed democracy inside Ukraine. When the legitimately elected president was forced out by the rioters, the population which had supported him in the east seceded from the country, tearing the entire nation into pieces and sparking a civil war. The Ukraine civil war has cost the lives of over 13,000 Ukrainians. There is so much blood on Donald Trump’s hands.

Oh, wait a minute. That was Barack Obama. Change that paragraph please.

Since 2014, it’s been glaringly obvious to astute (and honest) observers that the Administration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden supported the most vicious street mobs in Europe, people who considered themselves proud fascists. Western media routinely censored this part of the story. Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, made deals with their leaders and was caught on an open phone line handpicking the next unelected leader of Ukraine, someone they could sell to the US public: “Yats is the guy.”

Representative Dennis Kucinich expressed outrage on Bill O’Reilly’s TV show that the Obama Administration had aided this bloody, illegitimate coup. The head of the CIA-linked STRATFOR called Ukraine “the most blatant coup in history.”

America’s proxy terrorists burned Kiev, seized power violently, and through the power of the purse strings, Obama’s Administration installed friendly-faced fascists, who immediately set about attacking their countrymen in the east, with a policy of mass murder and indiscriminate bombings. Eastern provinces of Crimea and Donetsk, which notably had supported the ousted president, held referenda. The people there voted overwhelmingly to secede from the illegitimate, unelected, foreign-sponsored coup regime in Kiev.

The above is most certainly not the reason cited this week for Impeachment hearings.

Aiding and abetting fascist militias to violently siege a foreign capital is not considered a crime in Washington DC, at all. Conversely, it is business as usual, as Bolivians and Venezuelans can attest to.

Woody Allen directed a film entitled “Crimes and Misdemeanors.” That pretty much sums up the DC circus unfolding in Congress. Everything above is completely true, and yet Barack Obama is heralded as someone in the neighborhood of saints and superheroes. To the belligerent American empire, Obama was a star quarterback. Let’s not even delve into Barack’s support for Al Qaeda in Syria, and another half-million dead there, or we’ll be here all day.

Donald Trump made a phone call. In his phone call, he is said to have bullied the President of Ukraine a little. He may have even delayed some weapons transfers to that country, which was engaged in a proxy war with nuclear-armed Russia and its separatist allies in the east of Ukraine.

That’s a crime? A real crime? In light of over thirteen thousand slaughtered and an illegal coup in broad daylight? Trump’s telephone call is the real crime?

Other Presidents haven’t bullied other client-state puppet leaders, ever?

And why exactly is the President of the United States of America required to send lethal weapons to foreign fascists at all? Has anyone located that section of the Constitution?

 

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“Masks of Revolution” apparently doesn’t toe the western propaganda line…

‘Wrong’ Maidan: Ukraine demands that France’s Canal+ TV take hard-hitting documentary off air

 

The film is a special investigation carried out by Paul Moreira, which covers the events in Ukraine over 2014: the far-right radical groups allegedly backed by the US, as well as the deadly violence in the southern Ukrainian town of Odessa.

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One year after foreign bankrolled extremists violently seized power in Ukraine, the IMF is going to insure they remain in power and that the bankrupt country continues on its same path.

IMF approves $17.5bn bailout package for Ukraine

The shock troops of Urkaine’s Maidan revolution were violent right wing extremists who brutally attacked police, injuring hundreds with gunshots and fire bombs. If this had happened in any other Western capital city, it would have been called terrorism by the corporate media. Not so when the target government fell out of favor with Western imperialists. Double standards and hypocrisy; it’s what empire is made of.

More:

10 dramatic videos from Ukraine’s Maidan riots in 2014

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NEW INFORMATION:
Malaysia Shoot Down a “Mistake?”

This may be a battlefield error, and the Donetsk representative (below) may be misinformed or lying. Still unconfirmed.

What is confirmed is that the US and partners sponsored aided and abetted the neo-nazi coup leaders of the Ukraine “Maidan” movement, who are murdering their own citizens in the east.

 


 

Donetsk People’s Republic PM Aleksandr Boroday has called the incident a “provocation by the Ukrainian military”.

“We confirm that the plane crashed not far from Donetsk,” Boroday said.“Representatives of Donetsk People’s Republic have headed to the scene of the plane search.”

“Self-defense forces have no air-defense, which could target transport aircraft at that height,” he told Interfax.

“We have only MANPADs (portable anti-aircraft missile complex) which hit targets at 3-4 kilometers,” Sergey Kavtaradze, representative for Donetsk People’s Republic PM, also told journalists.

 

Malaysian airliner crashes in E. Ukraine near Russian border

The Kiev Nazi regime calls it a “terrorist” act. They got that part right, only they omit the reality where they are the terrorist regime.

 

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The Mask Slips: Ukraine PM Invokes Nazi Era Rhetoric

 

The US puppet Prime Minister YATSENYUK, handpicked by Victoria Nuland to run Ukraine, is now talking “subhumans.”

 “…facing a threat to be killed by invaders and sponsored by subhumans,” he said. ‘First, we will commemorate the heroes by wiping out those who killed them and then by cleaning our land from the evil.'”

Neonazi regime installed with foreign support (NATO/US) is currently invading eastern Ukraine and bombing civilians from the air and firing artillery into the cities.

 

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Thanks to Wikileaks, and probably Bradley/Chelsea Manning, the world knows that chocolate king Poroshenko is a Washington “insider.” They literally label him as an “insider” in leaked state department cables.

Ukraine President Once Agent for U.S. State Department

During an April 28 [2006?] meeting with Ambassador, Our Ukraine (OU) insider Petro Poroshenko  emphatically denied he was using his influence with the Prosecutor General…

OU-insider Petro Poroshenko was in the running for the PM job.”

“Our” means the US regime, not its people.

“Our” Poroshenko continues to attack civilians in Eastern Ukraine with artillery and aerial bombardment.

 

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Bloodbath in Odessa Guided by Interim Rulers of Ukraine

Ten days before the tragedy a secret meeting was held in Kiev, chaired by the incumbent president Olexander Turchinov, to prepare a special operation in Odessa. Present were minister of internal affairs Arsen Avakov, the head of the Ukrainian Security Service Valentin Nalivaychenko, and the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Parubiy. Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskiy, the Kiev-appointed head of regional administration of the Dnepropetrovsk region, was consulted in regard to the operation.

 

People wait to be rescued on the second storey's ledge during a fire at the trade union building in Odessa

 

Extreme right gangs firebombed a trade union hall where pro-Russian separatists had fled, killing at least 38 in terror bombings similar to their tactics in Kiev this February.  The arsonists are suspected of being neo-nazi “Right Sektor” members.

Odessa slaughter: How vicious mob burnt anti-govt activists alive (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

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A protester wearing a Ukrainian flag walks past a burning tent camp and a fire in the trade union building in Odessa

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The mob are the valiant “democracy activists,” seen here violently destroying democracy in Ukraine…

 

These are Obama/Kerry/Nuland and the EU’s golden boys who can do no wrong.  Nazis are alive and well in Ukraine.  America — this is your tax money at work.

 

NATO’s Pet Nazis Savage Ukrainian Presidential Candidate

Ukrainian presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev was savagely beaten outside a TV studio after an interview for the Ukrainian talk show, ‘Svoboda Slova.’ The studio was apparently surrounded by armed men in masks earlier, preventing Tsarev from leaving after the interview. When he did finally emerge, masked men with Svoboda Neo-Nazi “Wolfsangel” armbands began throwing objects at, choking, and physically beating Tsarev.

Dramatic video of the confrontation was captured, and exposes the successors of the “Euromaidan” protests as not a “pro-democracy” movement, but a mob using violence and intimidation to disrupt and destroy all political opposition to their agenda.

In an earlier report titled, “ Ukraine: The Anti-Maidan Begins,” the various components of the “Euromaidan” protests were broken down illustrating how violent Neo-Nazi fanatics and ideologues were the rule, rather than the exception in Kiev before the violent overthrow of the elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych. The mobs that attacked Tsarev outside the studio he had given an interview in, appear to have ties to Svoboda’s street front, one of the central political parties that led the “Euromadian,” and a party that now enjoys three top ministry positions within the newly installed Kiev regime.

I’m so glad our State Department is hard at work around the world making friends like these.  Nazis resurgent in Europe, Al Qaeda resurgent in Syria and Libya — what a fantastic “vision” these people have.