Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kiev Junta facing military disaster:


The Kiev Junta faces military disaster as its main forces in Eastern Ukraine were outmanoeuvred in a surprise move by militia opposition of the DPR who struck South along the coastal area on the 23/24 August cutting off the supply route to Junta held Mariupol and isolating three of the Junta's leading battalions in the East; Azov, Shetersk and Donbass 1 consisting of about 5,000 troops and 180 military vehicles. DPR forces seized Novoazosk and Starobeshevo on the road to Mariupol on 25/26 August.

The surprise move caused consternation and collapse of morale among the Junta forces. Azov, one of the most brutal and boastful of the Fascist Guard units sent by Kiev to the East disintegrated and large numbers of them fled back to Mariupol by side roads causing panic in the city which has been held by the Junta since June led by criminal Oligarch, Akmetov. The remainder are now encircled by DPR forces and have been given the option of immediate surrender or face wipe-out artillery shelling. The Greek government today moved its consulate out of Mariupol to Dnieperpetrovsk claiming a deteriorating security situation in the city.

 Earlier indications of the collapse occurred on Sunday, when 438 Ukrainian troops, including  146 Border Guards who accompanied them crossed the border into Russia seeking asylum. Major Vitaly Dubinyak, Commander of the group, told Russian journalists: "Other than giving us a command to 'hold on', Kiev provided us with no further assistance and during the last week they've aborted all communication, they've  simply given up on us".  Major Dubinyak praised the treatment his men received from Russian authori ties who accomodated them in a tented camp just across the border in the Rostov region. "Kiev lied to us" he said, " they told us we were at war with Russia.. We are not at war with Russia, we have received brotherly treatment here".

Large scale public unrest broke out in Kiev today as hundreds of protesters blocked streets outside the Ministry of Defence headquarters calling for the resignation of Poroshenko and Defence Minister, Valery Geletei and the commanders of the Junta forces in the East. Public anger will only increase as the extent of the collapse becomes more widely known and the lies of Poroshenko and his NATO/EU backers are exposed. The  Washington/NATO/EU conspiracy to install a permanent pro-NATO regime in Kiev has failed. Ukraine is now another failed state in the list of the NATO warmongers disastrous military interventions, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Central African Republic.

 There is now no prospect of the Eastern regions ever accepting
 Government from Kiev again. The ruthless shelling of their towns and cities by Junta forces causing death and injuries and destruction of property on a wide scale means that no sane authority would give up their arms and leave themselves completely at the mercy of the bunch of criminals and Nazi psychopaths running Kiev.It's just not on. NATO/EU can go jump in the Atlantic and forget about their mad scheme to turn Ukraine into an anti-Russian military base. Russia was never going to allow it, which has to call into question the sanity of the Washington warmongers who planned the whole thing.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Israel's Agenda: Genocide


The latest ceasefire in Israel's 50-day war on Gaza, announced in Cairo today is unlikely to produce any real change since the major issue, the blockade maintained by Israel remains in place until further discussions take place sometime in the future.

 Undoubtedly, the people of Gaza will be relieved that the murderous Israeli bombardments of homes, schools, hospitals, public utilities such as power stations and not least the horrendous casualties of over 2000 dead and thousands more injured, almost half of them children, has temporarily ceased. Yet, nothing in the attitude of the Zionist state has changed. The pattern has been the same since Israel ended its direct occupation of Gaza and instead imposed the blockade which was deliberately intended to make life impossible for the people crowded into the 30 mile strip.

 The statute of the International Criminal Court explicitly states:

"The intentional infliction of conditions of life, inter alia, of deprivation of access to food and medicine, calculated to bring about the destruction of part of a population constitutes a crime against humanity when committed as part of a widespread and systematic attack against any civilian population with knowledge of the attack".
 This is defined by the ICC as "extermination" or "genocide"
 Nothing describes the Israeli assaults on the people of Gaza more accurately. This is what the blockade is intended to do and has been the pattern of the previous assaults in 2006 and 2008/9.

Israel surrounds the Strip by land and sea; everything that moves in or out is controlled by Israeli Army checkpoints. Palestinians who manage to leave Gaza are not allowed to return. Only a minimum of starvation level rations are allowed in as a cover for Israel's obligations under the Geneva Conventions. Israel has bombed the only airport and harbour which used to exist preventing the Palestinians from importing or exporting anything for themselves.

Israel is allowed to get away with this criminal abuse of an imprisoned population by the continuous support of its principal ally, the USA. The powerful Zionist lobby in the USA, holds American government in its thrall, exacting massive subsidies from US taxpayers every year. Almost $82bn between 1948 - 2000 according to a Congressional report. Currently, Israel receives $3.1bn a year and further advantages of early disbursement which allows Israel to pocket the interest on the deposits to the disadvantage of the US taxpayers. Between 1994-98, Israel also received $29bn in "waived loans", in other words they didn't have to pay back any of the money.

 The US uses its veto at the UN Security Council every time any resolution critical of Israeli war-crimes is proposed. So, no worries there for the criminal Zionist regime. The only thing which causes them any concern is the International Boycott organised by peace groups, Palestinian support groups and civic organisations world wide (see sidebar link). The Boycott received additional support recently by the public outrage over the latest Gaza attacks which occurred in Europe in recent weeks. Massive demonstrations, of a size not seen since the protests against the Iraq invasion in 2003 rocked European capitals and unnerved the Zionist lobby everywhere.

As well as supporting the boycott, it is now time for legal actions against the the political and military leaders of the Zionist state who have been quite explicit in their intentions to cause, death, destruction and mayhem among the imprisoned population of Gaza. To the Hague with them and without further delay.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Russian Convoy did not breach International Law


 The Russian convoy of humanitarian aid which entered the  Eastern  Ukraine yesterday was fully in accordance with international humanitarian law and did not require any permission from the illegal Junta in Kiev which claims to be the government of Ukraine although nobody elected it,

 In fact, it was the Junta and its Washington backers who were in breach of international law by causing arbitrary delays  and attempting to block the aid reaching the besieged people of Lugansk and Donetsk.

  The Fourth Geneva Convention, Articles 53 and 55 requires states to allow "rapid and unimpeded passage of all relief consignments, equipment and personnel" to civilian populations in a war zone. The Convoy, therefore did not require to wait any longer for Kiev to cease its delaying tactics.

 The predictable raucous chorus of hypocritical Western outrage followed, with hysterical rantings from NATO Secretary General, Rasmussen, matching that of the Junta in Kiev which was engaging in the delaying tactics in the hopes that its forces could seize Lugansk and Donetsk before tomorrow's "independence day" shindig.

 Junta forces have been using heavy artillery and ballistic missiles to attack the civilian population also illegal under the Geneva Conventions and reports are coming in of the use of illegal white phosphorus bombs as well. There are no stocks of white phosphorus in Europe, so the source has to be the USA.

 This shows the utter hypocrisy of the US/NATO/EU warmongers when they complain about breaches of international law as they themselves are the worst violators. 

 Russia's direct action also proves to the world that the claims of "sovereignty" by the Kiev Junta are a myth and they do not control the territory of the former Ukrainian state which they overthrew by coup on 22 February last. Despite the bloodthirsty rhetoric emanating from Washington, Brussels and NATO headquarters, there will be no direct confrontation with the Russian convoy. In a statement to reporters today by Nalivaichenko, head of Kiev's security services the SBU, it was made clear that no force would be used against the Russian vehicles. Nalivaichenko is Washington's main agent in Kiev and would be mouthing official Washington policy.

It doesn't suit Washington's agenda to have any provocative covert action by Junta forces against Russia. Such events are managed by "false flag" operations responsibility for which can be denied. Apart from which, an attack on humanitarian aid would be a direct breach of the Geneva Conventions and would put Kiev and its NATO backers in the dock.

 In a significant political move, German Vice-Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, head of Merkel's government coalition partner, the SPD, in an interview to be published tomorrow in "Welt Am Sonntag" has declared that the problems of Ukraine can only be solved by "federalisation" which is exactly the same as Moscow's policy. This has previously been ruled out by Poroshenko as having "no grounds" in Ukraine. However since Germany is the main supplier of finance to Kiev currently, Willie Wonka had better take out his earplugs and listen.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Willi Wonka losing war in East Ukraine


 Despite massive support from Washington and NATO, the forces of the Kiev Junta are losing their attempt to suppress the independence movement in the east of the country. The Junta's puppet  President, Willie Wonka Poroshenko (he owns the country's biggest chocolate factory), who only weeks ago boasted a swift end to the independence movements is now stuck with a military impasse as resistance grows in the rest of the country to enforced conscription and the imposition of a "war tax" on the already impoverished population.

 In addition the Junta forces are losing massive numbers of equipment to the opposition. Since June, the DPR forces have captured 65 T64 tanks, 69 BMP apc's, 39 BTR armoured vehicles, 124 antiaircraft units, 33 self-propelled guns(SPG's) and large quantities of mortars and rockets.

 Nevertheless, the fascist militias sent by Kiev have caused over 2000 civilian casualties in the towns being attacked, a fact being ignored by the Western Whore Press.

The Brussels Dictatorship, which along with Washington is financing the whole operation continues to defy public opinion in the EU which is overwhelming in its opposition to this illegal and genocidal war  on behalf of the global elite who want to plunder the resources and people of Ukraine as they have done everywhere else.

 The furore over the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines MH 17 has diminished in the western press propaganda as both Washington and Kiev have failed to handover to international investigators the evidence of their radar and satellite recordings at the time  of the incident, much less the "evidence"  they claimed to have that it was DPR or Russian assisted groups which caused the aircraft shooting. One more propaganda lie bites the dust.

 We are still waiting on the evidence that Russian vehicles  which Willie Wonka alleged crossed into Ukraine last week were "destroyed" by his forces. The Russians must have invented an invisibility device to hide their equipment, NATO  must surely be interested in that.

 Thousands of police officers in the Donbas region have been dismissed or quit according to the Junta's Interior Ministry in Kiev. Herashenko, a senior official issued a statement saying that 1,490 officers had been dismissed for refusing to obey Junta orders and a further  1,217 had quit of their own accord. This demonstrates the crumbling structures of the fascist regime which is totally dependent on Brussels and  Washington for finance and is still begging for more while pretending to be in control of the country which it manifestly is not.

EU taxpayers are outraged that their money is being used to support this illegal and murderous fascist regime and denying democracy to the Ukrainian people.