Tuesday, December 22, 2015

NATO, The United Nations, and a plan to control earths population (Video) Agenda 2030

NATO, The United Nations, and a plan to control earths population (Video) Agenda 2030

It's pretty obvious to me at least, the US and it's Imperialistic abnormalities intend to overthrow the entire world. Through the manipulation they control in the World's UN participation. A shadow One World Government Called Agenda 2030 is already in high-gear,,,WATCH: https://youtu.be/S4r3zw48q2s 

In the European Parliament made a quick lifting of sanctions against Russia

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The head of the European Parliament Committee on foreign Affairs Elmar Brok in an interview with"Interfax" Tuesday expressed the hope that the EU can lift sanctions against Russia until March 2016.According to him, at the present time all parties interested in improving relations.

"Now, with the settlement of the Syrian problem, as in the past when resolving the issue of Iran's nuclear program, we would like to engage constructively with Russia. With regard to the Syrian crisis, we welcome the participation of Russia in the fight against terrorism in Syria, because this is important for Europe", — said Brock.

The head of the EP Committee stressed that at the moment the biggest obstacle in relations between the EU and Russia is "Ukrainian settlement." "But in this issue we have quite clear plan of joint action approved in the framework of the "Normandy format". This plan provides for the implementation of the Minsk agreements, then sanctions against Russia will be lifted. We hope that this will be done before March 2016", — he added.

On the eve of the EU Council formally extended economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, until 31 July 2016. The decision came into force today, December 22. Mr.some diplomatic sources, as well as Brock, did not rule out that the restrictive measures in full extended in recent times, since a number of member countries of the European Union is interested in building constructive dialogue with Russia in the fight against terrorism, including the situation in Syria.

Meanwhile, after released order and the renewal of the sanctions, the European Commission issued a statement stating that the change in Russia's trade regime with Ukraine is a political pressure and a violation of the Minsk agreements. In Brussels did not specify what exactly mean, since the rules set out in reached in February 2015 in Minsk agreements do not affect trade between Kiev and Moscow.

At the end of July 2014, the European Union and the United States in connection with the deterioration of relations amid the conflict in Ukraine has imposed sanctions against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In August last year, Russia has restricted in response food imports from countries that have imposed against her restrictive measures.

Beijing has said political dialogue is the only solution in Ukraine, and not sanctions.

China calls for Ukraine dialogue instead of sanctions against Russia

A resident of the village of Staromikhailovka, damaged by a shelling, in the Donetsk region. © Valeriy Melnikov
A resident of the village of Staromikhailovka, damaged by a shelling, in the Donetsk region. © Valeriy Melnikov / Sputnik
Beijing has said political dialogue is the only solution to the conflict in Ukraine, and not sanctions.
On Monday, the European Union announced it was prolonging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, for what it called Moscow’s noncompliance with the terms of a ceasefire agreed in Minsk, Belarus.
"We hope that the parties can fully execute the agreements reached in Minsk, and to move towards a political settlement, and remain committed to the improvement and development of relations with each other," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Tuesday.
EU sanctions against Russia were introduced last July for one year after accusing Moscow of direct military involvement in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. They included restrictions on lending to major Russian state-owned banks, as well as defense and oil companies. In addition, Brussels imposed restrictions on the supply of weapons and military equipment to Russia as well as military technology, dual-use technologies, hi-tech equipment and technology for oil production.
Moscow has denied military involvement in Eastern Ukraine and has subsequently responded by imposing an embargo on agricultural products, food and raw materials on countries that joined anti-Russian sanctions. Russia has banned beef, pork, poultry meat, fish, cheese, milk, vegetables and fruit from these countries.

The Most Repugnant and Absurd Russophobic stories for Today

The Most Repugnant and Absurd Russophobic stories for Today

European Commission: Russia violated Minsk agreements, Ukraine in denying trading privileges

The European Commission has accused Russia of violating the Minsk agreements in connection with the refusal to continue to provide Ukraine with trade privileges within the free trade zone. "Commissioner malmström, foreign Minister of Ukraine Klimkin and Russian economy Minister Ulyukayev are unable to reach political agreement during today's negotiations in Brussels"...

Addition to Minsk

In light of the apparent impasse, according to the agreements associated with overlapping free trade areas, Russia recently announced that once open a free trade zone between Ukraine and EU, then immediately closes the free trade area of Ukraine with Russia. And seemingly, nobody cares especially eurointegrations, but then suddenly started amusing bachert, size...

Ukraine refused to pay the public debt of the Russian Federation

You know what I love Ukraine? Over a two-satire: horse racing, independence and other amusements is half of love, the other half is the economy.The first half of the Second half of a European country with a salary of 160 euros a month at the Deputy? Glory To Ukraine! Can't repay loans in due time? Glory To Ukraine! Corruption, war, credits ...

"New world order" will be forced to take the EU to Ukraine and Turkey?

The crisis in Ukraine and around it have been several events that will have long-lasting effects. First, Ukraine has refused to pay Russia the debt (which the IMF has recognized the sovereign) and even imposed a moratorium on it. Secondly, the EU Commission decided that Ukraine fulfilled all the requirements for visa liberalization and visa will be cancelled. [...]

Monday, December 21, 2015

UNSC Resolution on Syria Proves That 'Putin Was Right' All Along

UNSC Resolution on Syria Proves That 'Putin Was Right' All Along

In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, photo, provided by the United Nations, US President Barack Obama, left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin toast during a luncheon hosted during the 70th annual United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution offering a roadmap to lasting peace in Syria, which reaffirms that Russia's vision for the war-ravaged country has been correct, L'Expression asserted.

Moscow always maintained that the conflict will not be resolved by ousting President Bashar al-Assad and that the fate of the country could only be decided by its own people. The unanimously adopted resolution makes no mention of Assad's resignation as a precondition for the launch of the peace process. It also provides a timeframe for a ceasefire and democratic elections.
Vladimir Putin "has reminded the international community that Russia is a country to be reckoned with on the geostrategic chessboard. No one can reshape the planet without talking to Moscow, which put an end to the unipolar world," the media outlet noted.
Russian pilots of the Su-34 at the Hmeimim base in Syria.
Russian pilots of the Su-34 at the Hmeimim base in Syria.
The UNSC resolution on Syria, according to L'Expression, will make Saudi Arabia and Turkey unhappy. Riyadh is using petrodollars and weapons to become the key country in the Middle East. For this reason, it is trying to weaken any country, which might not back Saudi aspirations, including Iran.
"Saudi Arabia has committed only 15 warplanes out of its fleet of 400 military aircraft to fly anti-Daesh missions in Syria. [At the same time,] nearly 100 planes take part in the Saudi-led campaign targeting the Houthis in Yemen," the Algerian newspaper stated. Riyadh is "mobilizing its arsenal of war against the Shia, not Daesh or al-Qaeda."
Since Saudi Arabia considers the Shia and not Daesh, also known as ISIS, a threat, it is doing everything to topple al-Assad, the media outlet asserted. This task has been complicated by Russia's successful counterterrorism campaign in Syria.
Riyadh, according to L'Expression, has made every effort to counter Russia in Syria. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Saudis offered Russia $10 billion to back off but "received a categorical nyet."
Turkey is also unlikely to welcome the recent UNSC resolution with open arms. Several weeks ago, Russian defense officials released satellite images, which show routes Daesh fighters use to smuggle oil to Turkey. Later reports suggested that Ankara was also backing the brutal terrorist group.
Operation of Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria
Operation of Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria

Ukraine - the Russians are not coming, Nothing personal - just a strategy | Julia Vityazeva

Ukraine - the Russians are not coming
Julia Vityazeva
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Quite often we hear the statement that the world is on the brink of war. In my subjective opinion, it is already underway. Or rather, have never been stopped.

Perhaps this is due to the events of the last two years in/on Ukraine. After all, everyone living here is somehow a party to the hostilities and confrontations. However, on a global scale all the same not so clear.

As shown by recent events in Ukraine and in Syria, the geographical distance from the place where the flash, does not play much importance. Wherever there was a war, it affects the economic, political and even social processes of those countries which directly or indirectly participate in the conflict.

How right in their actions and their assessments of the current geopolitical monsters - the history will judge. However, such a luxury of time, can afford not everyone. Residents of the Middle East and the Ukrainians, daily suffering from civil war and constant external interference can't wait for the descendants will make an objective assessment of the nightmare in which they have to exist. But to influence the situation.

But if the legally elected President Assad and his nation has a powerful ally - Russia, serving their interests, then Ukraine - there is none. There are only vultures, disguised as pigeons tearing to pieces the remains are on their last legs in the country.

Of course, all the events of our fault. Our inaction, fear, nurtured over the centuries, the psychology of a slave, hysterical admiration of the West and manic "help from abroad", - have done their dirty work.

And to fight not only the enemy but their own inner demons we have independently. Because at the moment we do not need. And save us no one will.

Russia - in the first place. Though, because now she just doesn't need it. On the contrary. The faster and deeper the Ukraine gets stuck in the chaos, the more likely will be a showdown. Or will we finally choke with "freedom and independence" and fenced by a concrete wall and barbed wire, repeat the fate of Yugoslavia, or will you try to change the present and thereby to regain at least a chance to recapture hope for the future.

In General, Russians will not come. In the end, they are not required to be babysitters, Tutors, sponsors, ideologists and clerics. Especially, given the difficult situation they are in themselves.

Because at this stage of attack on Russia are of a massive character. In addition to political pressure is a huge financial and economic pressure. The manual, which managed to break up the Union again put to use. Moreover, with triple enthusiasm.

However, Putin is no Gorbachev. Absolutely sure that his political will, tolerance and wisdom will be enough for Russia with the honor came out of this test. And with minimal losses. For yourself.

Special operation in Syria involved in resolving the middle East crisis, impact on international political processes, an open statement of their position (often quite rigid and contrary to the majority opinion) - all this though and annoys Western "partners", however, forces us to reckon with the opinion of "those Russians".

But there's something else. In addition to a strong army and Navy, which, doubtless, and are entitled to a certain boldness and fearlessness, there is the awareness of self-righteousness. And this gives weight to the words and confidence to actions.

At this stage, to talk about the end of the war (or rather - that the confrontation between Russia and the West) is naive and foolish. Though, because world peace is Utopian foolishness.

A great game will continue.

And the main thing now is to keep the existing Russian advantage and the right to act at own discretion in accordance with their priorities and interests.

The simultaneous game (or war, if you like) to multiple boards is difficult. Very. And something surely has to give.

Their cemetery is close to the highly professional doctor. And even the most venerable Grand master for the sake of victory forced to sacrifice pieces.

Judging by what is happening in Ukraine and that she would have such a fate. Because otherwise we can't.

Nothing personal - just a strategy. Especially because we ourselves had dreamed of pawns to go out to the kings that spit on all the rules. For now, and punished. Political death, economic collapse, loss of significance and interest...

We now own game. Survival...

Julia Vityazeva, specially for News Front


Saturday, December 12, 2015

UN has stated, through Ban Ki-Moon, due to incomplete ratification of Ukraine's borders it is still part of Russia.

UN has stated, through Ban Ki-Moon, due to incomplete ratification of Ukraine's borders it is still part of Russia.

70 years after our motherland helped the people of Donbass kick the German Nazis out of Ukraine, the people of Donbass are facing them again. This time not from Germany, but from the US.
The US supported the illegal and unconstitutional coup in Kiev, it and EU stood by while 46 people were burned alive in Odessa, it stood by while Kiev invaded the independent states of Luhansk and Donetsk, they stood by while Kiev continued to break the Minsk I and II agreements, it is now supply money and lethal aid to Kev to further commit genocide and ethnic cleansing. Hollande and Merkel have done nothing to stop this, instead they blame Putin for US terrorism support in Ukraine.
In fact the UN has stated, through Ban Ki-Moon that due to incomplete ratification of Ukraine's borders it is still part of Russia.
Every time Biden illegally visits the Russian Federation of Ukraine and left there has been renewed fighting. Now we see more armour and troops being sent back to the front line, under the noses of the OSCE and in breach of Minsk II agreement.
Is it time, with lethal weapons now being supplied to a rouge Russian republic to fight against two independent Russian republics, that Putin arm with the latest weapons the armies of Luhansk and Donetsk, so they can push the invading forces of Kiev out of their countries and see their border. With this accomplished Putin should sit with Poroshenko and draw up the final document of separation and make sure it is accepted by the UN once a referendum has been held with no Right Sector or fascist groups at the polling stations or anywhere near them. Also it should be stipulated that Ukraine may not be a member of NATO, hold NATO exercises on its lands or have NATO bases within its borders.
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Oliver Stone: America Is The Real Threat To The World, Not ISIS

Oliver Stone: America Is The Real Threat To The World, Not ISIS

Oliver Stone says that America is the real threat to the world, not ISIS
Oliver Stone has said in a new 10-part documentary that the real threat to the world is America, and not ISIS. 
His new book and TV series “The Untold History of the United States” suggests that the U.S. governments destabilising influence in the world far predates ISIS.
Theantimedia.org reports:
His new series pinpoints moments of American intrusion in the region as far back as the 1930s and follows it all the way to the CIA-backed Iranian coup in 1953, support for Afghanistan-based, anti-Soviet Union militants in the 1980s, George H.W. Bush’s Iraq invasion of 1990, and present-day efforts in Iran, Syria, and other countries.
Stone etched his way into the hearts and minds of the American public in the mid-to-late 1980s with two films depicting powerful experiences from the Vietnam War. Platoon and Born on the 4th of July represent Stone’s confusion over his own service in the war, for which he earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
Stone’s JFK famously questioned the mainstream narrative of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, endearing the filmmaker to conspiracy theory circles for decades with a fictional account of a lawyer bringing the U.S. government to trial for its role in the assassination.
In recent years, Oliver Stone has received less acclaim for films like World Trade Center, which failed to question the mainstream narrative of 9/11, and W., which gave relatively gentle treatment to George W. Bush’s presidency.
Stone’s 2012 series, The Untold History of the United States, is a return to the intellectual form of one of his earliest successes, Salvador, which was strongly critical of the U.S.-supported right wing military of the Salvadoran Civil War. The last episode in the series is called Bush & Obama: Age of Terror. It covers the following subjects:
  • The Project For A New American Century, a neoconservative think tank that called for a Pearl Harbor-type event to catalyze military action in the Middle East
  • The tyranny of neoconservatives who pushed us to war with Iraq using faulty intelligence
  • The rushing through of the Patriot Act, which stripped Americans of a wide variety of civil liberties while bestowing legal precedent to the new surveillance state
  • The national brainwashing and fear-mongering of the War on Terror
  • Invading Afghanistan to defeat some of the same terrorists the U.S. armed and trained two decades earlier
  • Unconstitutional torture and interrogation tactics at Guantanamo Bay
  • The mainstream media’s facilitation of war through propaganda and corporate collusion
  • Obama selling out to J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, General Electric, and Big Pharma
  • The $700 billion financial bailout paid for by workers, pensioners, homeowners, small businessmen, and students with loans
  • The rise of CEO compensation amid the collapse of the middle class
  • Obama’s failure to deliver hope, change, or transparency, his prosecution of government whistleblowers, his fortification of Bush’s national security state (though he repudiated the unilateralism of Bush, he doubled down on troops and, according to Stone, “lacked the courage of a John F. Kennedy”)
  • Obama’s targeted drone strikes on Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia (includes a breathtaking clip of his remark to troops: “Unlike the old empires, we don’t make these sacrifices for territory or for resources….We do it because it’s right.”
Stone says his documentary series is an alternative approach to American history, one he hopes will fight the“educational crime” of exposing today’s schoolchildren to the propaganda of standard textbooks and television programs.
On this note, Stone doesn’t mince words:
“American exceptionalism has to be driven out of our curriculums. We’re not under threat. We are the threat.”



 Author: Sergey Bolotov |  Date: 12 December 2015
U.S. media predicted the country defeat China and Russia

Russia and China are able to effectively repulse the Pentagon and its allies in the case of cross-border armed conflicts, write Forbes and The National Interest

Authoritative financial-economic magazine Forbes published an article that Russia's Armed forces if necessary to capture all of the Baltic States in 2-3 days, and NATO can nothing about it, at least immediately. The Russian military has been using not only its population and geopolitical advantage, but also "more sophisticated weapons and tactical skills."

"The entire Eastern flank of the Alliance is vulnerable to interference, given the proximity of the Russian forces and the lack of natural barriers to rapid advancement. So the probability of a war in Europe again became a major problem, but it's ground military operations, the main burden which the American army will have to bear", says the publication.

It is noted that after the conflict in Ukraine Western military experts not undertake to do forecasts about possible solutions in Moscow. The only thing is abundantly clear: the main force of NATO — the US military has in Europe, only two teams, and this is not enough to reflect a possible strike. Moreover, accustomed to air support of American soldiers will likely have to fight without aircraft, because the Russians have a powerful air defenses.

Firing at long range, against the use of electronic media, cyber warfare and hybrid warfare — these are the main trumps of Russia, not to mention nuclear weapons, concludes Forbes.

Another respected American edition of foreign policy The National Interest calculated the outcome of military confrontation between China and the United States in the Pacific region, averaging several key advantages of the people's liberation army of China over the army of the United States. Beijing is head and shoulders above Washington's missile-strike systems, for which the Chinese should thank the Soviet engineers. Anti-ship ballistic missiles and long range action is guided by satellite tracking, and this is a very serious threat to the mighty U.S. Navy, including aircraft carriers, which the White house has come to rely since the days of President Reagan.

"American leaders reflexive turn to these warships, once appearing on the horizon the prospects of a new crisis. The inability of carrier strike groups to adequately respond to future threats will be a catastrophe", the newspaper writes.

Another threat from China are of a cyber attack in which hackers in China, judging by the statements from Washington, and he was quite successful. All these factors put into question the U.S. influence in the Asia-Pacific region, and the country's ability to fulfil obligations to the allies.

Good wins only in fairy tales...Pavel Dremov Killed

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Pavel Dremov Killed
Just what I was told guys in his unit. Chieftain Dremov's car blew up at a gas station on the way from Pervomaisk to Stakhanov...
We met in late August, when I spent the tournament on the Russian bench at the miner's Day in Stakhanov. Paul is one of the most courageous, decent and intelligent commanders of Lugansk resistance, the commander of the Cossack regiment named after Platov... I talked with his fighters, saw the gym in the division artillery, drank with Paul a Cup of tea. He gave me a hat, now I will keep it as a memory.
I dreamed I was in a hurry to meet him... With Brain had no time. And now Paul is gone.
The news is bitter. In Stakhanov Ukraine has established its world - working with national councils, without corruption and crime... and killed...
Rest in peace, dad!
Good wins only in fairy tales...
Maryana Naumova
#Dremov #Pavelglibov #LPR #Novorossia

Why did Biden suddenly propose federalization for Ukraine?

Why did Biden suddenly propose federalization for Ukraine?

Published: 11 December 2015

Vice President of the United States of America and the patron of the Kiev regime known as “the overseer of the Ukrainian colony”, Joseph Biden, called for the federalization of the country directly from the parliamentary stand while on a visit to Kiev. What does this mean? Is this a recognition of the partial defeat of the US in Ukraine, a cunning diplomatic move, or did a high-ranking US official simply lose his memory?

Let’s begin with the less sensational. This deputy of Barack Obama stated verbatim that there is no such corruption anywhere else in the world as there is in Ukraine. How badly it has turned out! For two years since the Maidan Kiev has been run by the US’ protoges. “Activists from the barricades,” “volunteers,” and “heroes of the ATO” were put in high state offices, but corruption in Ukraine is still the worst in the world? Has the government been practically fully refreshed only to leave clerks in their places?

Has it turned out that these [authorities] are no less corrupt than those that were there before? In fact, observant Ukrainian journalists noticed interesting signs. Speaking of corruption, Biden pointed his finger to the right, where the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, was located.

In addition, the Vice President of the US supposedly still looks at the head of the Ukrainian state eloquently. And he did not lift his hands at him. It is no different from how the “brain of the Maidan” fell into the highest favor. Everything points to the fact that they prepared Arseniy for the unflattering fate of being the “sacrificial rabbit.” However, if only Yatsenyuk will be subject to political slaughter, this would be, as a minimum, unfair. He is not the head of the state, who is essentially an oligarch who has been developing his fortune over the past year and in contradiction to all conceivable laws is continuing to openly run his business empire. And it was not Yatsenyuk who shoved his godparents and young managers from a confectionary factory into positions equivalent to that of ministers.

But these are just details. The most important thing is that Biden openly recognized the fact that their [the US’] protoges are at least no less corrupt than their predecessors.

But the second revelation is much more sensational than the first, which is nonetheless obvious.

Joseph Biden, over the course of his speech in front of all the senior leadership of Ukraine within the walls of the Rada, urged the country to be transformed into a wide federation:

“Constitutional reforms which include reforming the judicial system and decentralization, the aim of which is the utilization of the best European practice – these are not a rejection of democratic principles and are not an erosion of sovereignty…It is important that there be autonomous, independent states which solve their own problems, which will determine their own education system and government in the framework of a united constitution.”

As experts correctly noted, in the English language the word “state” means both “state” [as in a state of the United States – J. Arnoldski] and “state” [as in a country or government – J. Arnoldski]. That is, Biden straightforwardly pointed to the futility of Ukrainian unity and the need to transform Ukraine into a federation. And this means turning into a very loose and decentralized federation, even with differing educational systems!

Overall, Biden literally proposed what Russia proposed. Here is an insidious “vatnik” and “agent of the Kremlin!”

Leading Ukrainian “media” (sorry for the quotes, but I wouldn’t dare calling most of Ukrainian TV channels and newspapers “media” without quotation marks) tried not to bring this to the attention of the public. Either nothing was said, or they merely referred to a statement of a casual American guest. This was clearly on purpose since such news is sensational. The only one of the “top” Ukrainian publications which dared to draw the attention of the public to “Biden’s federalization” was “Korrespondent.”

Only Lyashko’s “radicals” were in a state of fury over the instructions of the Vice President of the United States. The rest of Ukrainian politicians were stunned into silence on the matter.

What are some possible explanations for Biden’s behavior?

Of course, it is possible that Biden has “grown tired” and “given up,” but this is unlikely. The rest of his speech was quite conscious and clear. He said many of his usual things. He spoke of “Ukrainian-American friendship,” said that “the US will never recognize Crimea as Russian” and all that kind of stuff.

Therefore, only two main possible reasons remain:

The first possibility is that it was a distraction. Ukraine is carrying out a fake decentralization that has nothing to do with what Biden said and which is today enshrined in all Ukrainian draft laws. The authority of Kiev on all strategic issues is only increasing. But whenever Western media will quote Biden’s words to their audience, Western people will be under the false, created impression that there is a “full democracy” in Ukraine and that the South-East is simply no longer desired.

The second possible explanation is that the US is feeling that it is beginning to lose in Ukraine. This, of course, has been the case many times. The Americans always effectively seize power in different countries and bring enormous destruction through Orange Revolutions and wars. This is how it was in Ukraine after Kuchma, in Georgia, in Libya, in Egypt, Iraq, and many other places. But when it comes to organizing peaceful life and real investments, then the Americans quickly lose interest in these countries. Short-term profit is banal and does not cover short-term interests. In the end, the state either ceases to exist, as in Libya, or a government not too loyal to the US which doesn’t pose any threat to the policies of the States emerges again.

Apparently, American experts have come to believe that a unified Ukraine is not viable in principle, and if nothing is done, then it will soon collapse into at least two parts with the possible departure of its border regions to neighbors. Such a variant is categorically not in the interest of the Americans. Formed on the basis of the South-East of Ukraine, such a state would be radically anti-American and would seek to join, as a maximum, Russia or at least the Eurasian Economic Union. Plus there is the chance that a wave of expansion of borders would increase the popularity of the Hungarian authorities who are not too thrilled with America.

Plus there is the “land bridge” to Russia which Transnistria would get. Plus, in one fell swoop, all the infrastructural problems of Crimea would be resolved. The central, northern, and partially the western territories of Ukraine would, by definition as a political formation, be poor and underdeveloped. In the end, it would be doomed to the status of a “buffer.” This would be a disaster for US policy in Eastern Europe.

Federalization, to a certain extent, will allow the South-East to “let off some steam” and feel some freedom. The hated Banderites would disappear from Kharkiv and Odessa textbooks, the official status of the Russian language would begin to recover, and a bit more of taxes would remain in the industrial regions. But the key issues of national security and foreign policy would remain in the hands of Kiev, fully controlled by Washington.

Moreover, tremendous changes would distract people for a while from economic problems. Russia would begin to restore economic ties with at least some of separate “states” of Ukraine where a pro-Russian elite would be in power. And the resulting taxes would go to bolstering the “European” course of Kiev at the central level.

It is clear that this will not be a solution for the US, but it would at least buy significant time for the issue. And this would also be a tactical victory.

Every decision has its time. If a year and a half ago federalization definitely played into the hands of Moscow, then now this is quite doubtful. A number of additional conditions are arising even without which federalization could still be used against the Russian Federation. This will only have some kind of positive meaning for Russia and, consequently, the population of the South-East, if a neutral status for Ukraine will be guaranteed and there will be a complete renunciation of the suicidal European Association that Kiev is clearly not getting…

Overall, the “game of chess” in Ukraine is continuing. The situation is complicated by the fact that for the Americans there are only soulless chess pieces in Ukraine, but for us they are real people…

Fort Russ

Saturday, December 5, 2015

“The Iraqi authorities call on Turkey to… immediately withdraw from Iraqi territory”

Iraq Demands ‘Immediate’ Withdrawal of Turkish Forces from Its Territory

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi addresses the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN in New York on September 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD
President Abadi said the deployment, including tanks and artillery, is a ‘serious violation’ of Iraqi sovereignty 
Iraq has called on Turkey to “immediately” withdraw forces, including tanks and artillery, it has deployed in the country’s north without Baghdad’s consent, the premier’s office said on Saturday. 
“The Iraqi authorities call on Turkey to… immediately withdraw from Iraqi territory,” the statement said.

“We have confirmation that Turkish forces, numbering about one armoured regiment with a number of tanks and artillery, entered Iraqi territory… allegedly to train Iraqi groups, without a request or authorisation from Iraqi federal authorities,” it said.
The deployment “is considered a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty,” it added.
Turkey, however, later denied that it has expanded its military activities in northern Iraq after it deployed troops close to an area controlled by the Islamic State group.
“The camp in Bashiqa, 30 kilometres north east of Mosul, is a training facility established to support local volunteer forces’ fight against terrorism,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in a televised speech, denying reports that the deployment was in preparation for a ground operation against IS.
Turkish media reported that around 150 Turkish soldiers backed by 20 to 25 tanks had been sent by road to the Bashiqa area near Mosul, the Islamic State group’s main hub in Iraq.
Peshmerga forces from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region are deployed in the area, and Turkey’s Anatolia news agency said the troops were there to train them.
ISIS overran swathes of territory north and west of Baghdad last year, and Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes are battling to drive the militants back.
The peshmerga are one of the most effective Iraqi forces in the anti-IS fight, but coordination between them and the federal government in Baghdad has generally been poor.