Saturday, 10 May 2014

Lessons Of Second World War Forgotten: South Ossetia Says Georgian And Ukrainian Fascists Backed By Same Western Powers

In South Ossetia, was held an anti-fascist rally of solidarity of the people of South Ossetia with the people of Ukraine, Odessa residents, Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, Kharkov and Luhansk. On the church square of Tskhinval gathered a lot of people – the leadership, the public and guests of the Republic.

The participants strongly condemned the criminal actions of the current Ukrainian authorities against the civilian population of the country.

Participants of the meeting made an appeal to the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the OSCE chairman Mr Didier Burkhalter and PACE President Ms Anne Brasseur, which contribute to call an immediate halt of the carnage in the south-east of Ukraine.

Below is the complete text of the letter:
"Today in Ukraine as a result of a military coup with the direct technological, financial and information support of the USA and some European countries the power was seized by fascist junta. Millions of Ukrainian citizens on the basis of ethnicity and rejection of crimes of the Kiev regime have become outlawed.

The Constitution is trampled. The Army is thrown against civilians and acts as a punitive squad against their own people. In order to destroy the protesters against the Kiev junta in Ukraine are acting foreign mercenaries, are being violated human rights and freedoms. Against the people of the South-East of Ukraine is being conducted ruthless and criminal war.

Inhuman, deliberate burning of the people alive in the house of Trade Unions in Odessa shocked the entire civilized world. It is a crime which cannot be forgiven. Such atrocities can only be committed by monsters.

For many years people of South Ossetia stubbornly resisted Georgian aggression. We are confident that the Georgian fascism and national fascists in Ukraine today have the same promoters in the West.

Today, the United States and some Western European countries openly support the neo-Nazi forces in Ukraine, promoting further bloodshed and incite the Kiev junta to continue terror against the people of the South-East of Ukraine. The crimes of the junta against its own citizens are not condemned by the West. Are forgotten the lessons of the Second World War.

We, citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia, strongly condemning all manifestations of fascism and expressing our commitment to peaceful development encourage people of goodwill throughout the world to have an impact on the world community and to promote the immediate cessation of the carnage in the South-East of Ukraine. We demand the International Tribunal for the Kiev junta which is guilty of the death of dozens of citizens of Ukraine and crimes against humanity".

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Syria: Terrorists’ Infiltration Attempts Foiled, Their Gatherings Destroyed

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The Syrian Army units pounded Saturday terrorist groSyrian Armyups’ gatherings and dens in various areas across the country, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists’ ranks in lives and equipment.

A military source told SANA reporter that the Army and Armed Forces units foiled an attempt of an armed terrorist group to infiltrate from al-Rashedeen and Bani Zaid area into the safe areas in Aleppo, killing a large number of terrorists.

Army units killed big numbers of terrorists during targeting their dens and gatherings in Aleppo and its countryside.

A military source told SANA that army units killed many terrorists, injured others and destroyed their weapons after targeting their gatherings in al-Lairamoun, al-Ameriyeh and the villages and towns of al-Jandoul, Handarat, Khan al-Asal, Deir hafer, al-Atareb, Tal Jabin, Ain Jara, al-Shiekh Said.

Earlier, army units foiled a terrorists' infiltration attempt from al-Rashideen and Bani Zaid toward safe areas in Aleppo, killing many terrorists.

Army units targeted terrorists' gatherings in the area between al-Herak and al-Kark towns, in al-Bajabeja neighborhood, to the north of the old customs HQ and Busra al-Sham town, destroying a number of their vehicles during targeting their gatherings in the area surrounding Jordan Street, Bilal al-Habashi Mosque and Journalists Building in Daraa city.

Army units also killed many terrorists near Samlin-Zamrin crossroads and to the northern west of Samiln in Daraa countryside, destroying a number of their motorcycles.

Units of the army and armed forces killed and wounded terrorists and destroyed their dens and criminal tools in Homs countryside.

According to a military source, an army unit targeted terrorists' gatherings in Kafr Laha, Taldao, Talaf in al-Hula and in Khaleej Kisen in al-Rastan in Homs countryside, leaving them killed and wounded.

The source added that other units wiped out many of the terrorists in the village of Aydoun in al-Rastan countryside and west of Hassya and Tall al-Kanz and Kherbet al-Khabieh in the southern countryside of al-Qssier and destroyed weapons in their possession.

The old city of Homs on Friday was declared a safe and free of weapons and gunmen.

A military source said that the army units killed and injured terrorists and destroyed their criminal tools in Bennish, the vicinity of al-Hahmdieh and Khan al-Sobol north of al-Insha'at in Idleb countryside.

Source: Agencies
10-05-2014

MEANWHILE, Locals of Old Homs Continue Flocking to Their Hometown


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Tunisian parliament questions ministers over Israeli tourists


A picture taken on April 26, 2013 shows a Jewish boy praying in the Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian resort island of Djerba at the start of a three-day pilgrimage. (Photo: AFP - Fethi Belaid)
Published Friday, May 9, 2014
Tunisia's parliament questioned two ministers Friday accused of promoting "normalization" with Israel, after Israeli tourists were allowed into the North African country, which does not recognize the Zionist state.
A motion of censure was filed last month against Tourism Minister Amel Karboul, who is accused of receiving a group of Israelis recently, and Deputy Interior Minister for Security Ridha Sfar, suspected of facilitating their entry into Tunisia.
The debate, focused on Israelis only and not all Jews, comes just a week ahead of an annual pilgrimage that draw Jews to Tunisia from around the world.
For reasons of "national security," the government had asked for the hearing to be held behind closed doors. The majority of parliamentary group leaders said they supported that, but they failed to muster the votes necessary to force it.
Leftist MP Faycel Jadlaoui said allowing Israelis into Tunisia "undermines state sovereignty."
"We did not have our revolution so that the first revolutionary measure taken was normalization with the Zionist entity," he said, to enthusiastic applause from the National Assembly.
Sfar defended himself against charges of promoting normalization with Israel, saying he merely followed procedures that have been in force for years.
"The case is purely administrative... We do not deal with Israeli papers," he said, explaining that the tourists coming from the Zionist state had been issued with Tunisian passes, because Tunis does not recognize Israeli passports.
The debate comes just weeks after Israeli tourists aboard an American cruise ship were denied entry.
In response, Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line announced that its ships would not return to Tunisia in a potentially severe blow to a struggling economy three years after the ouster of autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Sfar justified his authorizing the Israelis' entry by the need to respond to an "international campaign" accusing Tunisia of discrimination.
Like most other countries in the Arab world, the North African nation does not recognize Israel, primarily out of solidarity with Palestinian demands for a state of their own.
Tunisia is home to some 1,500 Jews. More than half are on the island of Djerba. It is there that Africa's oldest synagogue is located, the focus of the three-day pilgrimage that begins next Friday.
(AFP, Al-Akhbar)
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ALEPPO TERRORIST DEFENSES CRACKING EVERYWHERE WITH NO RESUPPLY


We are astounded by the silence of the Turkish state-controlled media over the Syrian Air Force bombing of what Erdoghan tried to tart up as some “humanitarian” convoy entering Syrian territory – ostensibly to help out the needy.  As it turned out, and as we reported a few hours ago, the convoy carried weapons and Turkish commandos whose apparent task was to attack with rockets the SAA Air Defense complex at Handaraat.  Amazing silence.  Not even a peep so far from Erdoghan’s loyal barking pest,  Davutoghlu.

Central Prison:

Another feeble attempt to rescue credibility by attacking this now newly reinforced bulwark of military steadfastness.  Yesterday, the Nusra pack, tried it again, with some really disoriented Pakistanis, and received another lifetime supply of fertilizer bags for its trouble.  Number of dead?  Unknown at this time, but, Wael says the terrorists came in without any regard for cover and were gunned down like flies.

Huraytaan:  A pack of terrorists in 2 vans were intercepted and told to stop, alight, strip their shirts to check for bombs, and to put their hands behind their backs.  They were foreigners, the whole lot, and they were intent on taking the Silver Bullet into Hell’s intestines.  And so they went – all 9 of them.  No names.

Al-Shaykh Sa’eed at the cement factory, an attempted infiltration went nowhere.  The SAA destroyed all weapons and ammunition.  No details available.

Old Aleppo:

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I just want to comment on the bombing of the Carlton Hotel.  This is obviously a sign of desperation attendant tocomplete defeat.  The hotel is old and pretty useless.  To take the trouble to dig tunnels under it in order to supposedly kill some SAA soldiers billeted there indicates how enfeebled these terrorists have become and how indifferent they are today to their own reputation among the people.  I am told that the hotel was used at times by some SAA people when tasked with security matters near the Citadel.  Other than that, it just stood empty.  Another example of Cameron’s plan to destroy the state of Syria.

Old Aleppo: A nest of 7 terrorists was found and its denizens exterminated like sticky grubs on the side of a trash can:
  • Saa`eb ‘Askari
  • ‘Abdul-Tawwaab Hoori
The other 5 were not named.

Hayyaan:  Fighting with no details.

  • Fighting reported in these areas: Khaan Al-‘Asal, Daarat ‘Izza, Al-Jandool Roundabout, Al-Raashideen, Castillo, Kafr Hamraa (a pack of terrorists destroyed), ‘Anadaan (another pack of terrorists destroyed).
Expect announcements soon of the complete liberation of these areas of Aleppo:

Al-Raamoosa where only remnant terrorists remain. It appears that Muhammad Al-Jawlaani, Al-Nusra’s leader,  may have escaped certain doom by sneaking away in a truck and hiding between the toilets, an appropriate place for excrement of his ilk.

Al-Shaykh Najjaar and Al-Burayj Axis:  Only remnant feral pigs remain.  Wael estimates 300, at most, foreign terrorists here.

Layramoon:

It’s about to end, finally.  This area is totally under artillery control of the SAA.  When the big push comes is only known to a few officers of the SAA high command.

Industrial City (Zone):  More leftovers from Al-Shaykh Najjaar trying to survive on sawdust.  It’s going to end shortly.

HOMS:

Updated report.
SAA has uncovered a field hospital in Baab Hood containing all stolen medicines, diagnostic equipment and drugs.  Also, in Al-Qaraabees, both a field hospital and a network of tunnels were uncovered.  The tunnels were mostly dug under people’s homes.

Baab Hood:

IEDs and a mortar rocket factory were found.  The former were dismantled and the mortar rockets sent for destruction. The rockets contained very high explosive contents like C-4.
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Russia Celebrates Victory Day with Massive Parade amid Ukraine Tensions




Russia Celebrates Victory Day with Massive Parade amid Ukraine Tensions
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed all-conquering patriotism as thousands of Russian troops marched through Red Square celebrating victory in World War II.

“This is a holiday when all-conquering patriotic force triumphs, when we all feel especially strongly what it means to be true to the Motherland and how important it is to be able to stand up for its interests," Putin told massed troops to shouts of "Hurrah! Hurrah!"

Russia's Victory Day parade in Red Square (Moscow)
"Sixty-nine years have passed since the end of the Great Patriotic War. But May 9 has been and will be our main holiday," said the head of state in his address at the Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square on Friday.

"It is a day of national triumph and national pride, a day of grief and everlasting memory," he said.

The traditional May 9 military parade on Moscow’s Red Square featured 11,000 troops, 149 military vehicles and 69 warplanes.

The clock on the Kremlin’s Spasskaya tower rang its chimes at 10:00 AM Moscow time to signal the start of the Victory Day parade.

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Similar Victory Day celebrations were planned for later Friday in Sevastopol, with Russian media reporting that Putin could make a triumphant appearance at the Crimean port.

Russia's annual parade celebrating victory over the Nazis held special resonance this year amid the crisis in Ukraine, which has seen Russia annex Crimea and fighting in pro-separatism areas in the east where activists are threatening to break away.

Live announced on Thgursday it was going on with its deadly offensive against separatists, as the pro-Kremlin activists insisted that the independence vote is to take place as scheduled on Sunday.

The European Union voiced concern over the referendum, saying it would worsen the situation in Ukraine.

For his part, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said he fears recent softer comments from Putin are a prelude to provocation.

"I am concerned about Vladimir Putin's statement. It caused a bad feeling. They say one thing and do another. After this statement, I asked law enforcement officers to strengthen security measures on May 9," Yatsenyuk told Ukrainian television.
On Wednesday, the Kremlin strongman stunned the world with an abrupt U-turn on Ukraine, calling on pro-Russian separatists in the east to delay independence referendums planned for this weekend and welcoming a May 25 presidential election.

Source: Agencies
09-05-2014


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Is Rai’s visit to occupied Palestine a political coup?


Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai, second from the right. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar)
Published Thursday, May 8, 2014
We watched the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Beshara Boutros al-Rai, with joyful hearts as he rebuilt the image of the Maronite Church in the Arab East, appealing to the Christians first. Those who are not aware should realize that the image of this Lebanese church - with all due reverence and respect - is confusing for the rest of the east.
There is of course the rift that the French colonialists wanted between a Catholic Lebanon and the Orthodox East. Since the 1920s, the Christians of the East have gone two separate ways. One way was that of Lebanese Maronite nationalism striving for Lebanon’s secession and the other was that of Orthodox Christians struggling for the unity of the Levant and the Arabs. There are of course in the background of both sides church, religious and cultural influences, but they reflect in the final analysis opposing socio-political interests.
The Maronites in Lebanon are a majority [amongst the Christian population] for whom the possibility of forming separate nationalism was made possible. On the other hand, the partition of Arab lands resulting from the Sykes-Picot Agreement and the Zionist project fragmented the large and significant Orthodox community in Greater Syria and segmented their community into minorities living between four countries. They, however, opposed the fragmentation of Arab lands and strove to reunite them by reclaiming their identity through two modern ideologies: Syrian nationalism and Arab nationalism and the latter, in practice, is Levantine in nature.
There remained Orthodox religious and political influence in Lebanon, whereas generally speaking, Catholics and other Christian sects in Greater Syria maintained the religious aspect of their lives but not the political and cultural ones.



Therein lie the roots of the Eastern Christian antipathy towards the Zionist entity. It is enough to compare the high percentage of Christians among anti-Zionist activists, scholars, writers and freedom fighters to their small number within the total population to realize the depth of their antagonism towards the Zionist entity. Israeli statistics indicate that about half the Arab literary output against Zionism is undertaken by Christian Arabs.
There are of course Arab nationalist and leftist activists among the Maronites of Lebanon. But no Christian political party or even a Christian political movement was ever established in Syria, Jordan or Palestine. Ultimately, the Maronites lost by Lebanon’s separation and subsequent civil war in which they lost their special status in the state they created while the Christians of the other states of the Levant enjoyed economic, social, cultural, political and symbolic influence that far outweighs their demographic numbers in Syria, Jordan and the Palestinian national movement.
Until 2005, observers could have imagined this psychological, cultural and political rift between the Lebanese Maronite community and the Eastern Christian community. But the emergence of the Free Patriotic Movement in Lebanon led by Michel Aoun, whose new policies were closer to the spirit of the Christians of the East, flung the doors wide open toward Christian unity throughout the region within a unifying Arab nationalist context. This gave hope for the rise of this social and historical community that was crucified by Ottomans, Europeans and reactionaries for far too long. But it resisted, took root and expanded its presence on all levels.
Another very positive step in this direction came when Cardinal Beshara al-Rai became the Maronite patriarch. He came out of the Lebanese Maronite cocoon, which grants itself the right to monopolize what is Christian in the Levant and the East and saw with a pure heart, sharp mind and discerning eyes that the genocidal assault by the barbaric militias supported by the West, Israel and the Gulf against Syria’s Christians is a danger that also threatens Lebanon’s Christians - as imagined by the Lebanese Forces, the Phalange Party and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman. Having concluded that repelling this attack requires a return to the unity of Eastern Christianity, Rai became an additional symbol for a united Christianity, for the East and for political independence in addition to the symbolism of his post in the national church of Lebanon.
For the Lebanese patriarch, there is no separation between the religious and the political. In the person of Rai, there is no separation between the religious, the political and the symbolic. It is a standing that cannot be touched, the rank of the post and the person united in one, going beyond the limits of the church and its daily protocol. Undermining this status harms the Eastern Christian dream, which lives today the great pain of the crucifixion, of resurrecting their previous strong role in the region.
When a man carries a cross and the longtime hope of his people, he is no longer free in his decision to accompany the pope on a pastoral visit to occupied Palestine. Rai is not just any cleric to do that in a framework of a pastoral or church vision. He is a Lebanese and Arab Eastern national symbol and an emblem of the fight against foreign conspirators and butchers. His visit acts like a message, so let him today visit liberated Maaloula, and wait until Jerusalem is freed.
I will conclude with two observations. One, the patriarch’s visit to occupied Palestine in terms of its symbolism in the present situation is a hundred times more important than the pope’s visit. The former can not be justified by the latter. Two, I do not see the visit as separate from the patriarchal inclination towards extending the term of a [Lebanese] president who is hostile towards the Resistance and who courts the killers of Syria’s Christians. Is it a political coup?
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Remembering the important lessons of the Cold War

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Russia stands for freedom!If anything the past 24 hours have proved, once again, that the US and NATO are opposed to any form of negotiations, confidence-building measures or any other type of negotiations with the Donbass and with Russia.  Even though Putin tried really hard to sound accommodating and available for a negotiated solution, the US/NATO policy is clearly to provoke and confront Russia and its allies in every imaginable way.  
The same goes, of course, for the junta freaks whose forces have acted with special brutality during repressive operations in the city of Mariupol.  As for the AngloZionist Empire, it is organizing all sorts of military maneuvers in Poland, the Baltic states and elsewhere.  Logically, many of you are coming to the conclusion that a war is becoming a very real possibility and I therefore want to repeat a few things yet again.

First, there is no military option for the AngloZionists in the Ukraine, at least not against Russia.  This is primarily due to three fact things: geography, US overreach and politics.  Geography, it is much easier for Russia to move a ground forces to the Ukraine than it is for the US/NATO, especially for heavy (mechanized, motor-rifle, armored, tank) units.  Second, simply too many US forces are committed elsewhere for the US to have a major war in against Russia in eastern Europe.  Third, for the time being the western public is being deceived by the corporate media's reports about the "Russian paper tiger", but as soon as the real fighting starts both Europeans and Americans will suddenly wonder if it is worth dying for the Ukraine.  Because if a shooting war between the USA and Russia really begins, we will all be at risk (see below).

Remember how the very same media promised that the poorly equipped, poorly trained, poorly commanded and poorly motivated Russian military could not crack the "tough nut" represented by the NATO-trained Georgian military?

Second, we have to remember that it is never possible to oppose to forces on paper and say that "A" is stronger than "B".  Afghanistan and Iraq are perfect examples of the kind of misguided conclusions a self-deluding political leadership can reach when it begins to believe its own lies.  So without committing the political "crime of crimes" and suggesting that the invincible US military is anything but invincible, let me suggest the following: if the Russian conventional forces were to be defeated you can be absolutely sure that Russia would have to engage its tactical nuclear capabilities at which point the situation would escalate into a well-known Cold War conundrum.  The theory of deterrence suggests that you should reply at the same level, but not above, then your adversary's first move.  So, a Russian tactical nuclear strike in, say, Poland or even the Ukraine would have to be met by a similar US strike.  But where?  Where is the Russian equivalent of Poland for the USA?  Belarus?  But that is much more like a Russian strike on Canada - really close to home.  Kazakhstan?  Ridiculous - too far.  Obviously not Armenia.  So where would the US retaliate?  Against Russian forces in the Donbass, but that is right across the border.  Maybe in Russia itself?  But that would mean striking at the Russian territory proper.  What will Russia do in this case - strike at Poland?  Germany?  The 'equivalent' response would be to strike at the US mainland, of course, but that would be inviting a full-scale US retaliation, which would inevitably be followed by a Russian one. And since neither side can disarm the other in a counter-force disarming strike, we are talking about a nuclear world war a la Dr Strangelove, with nuclear winter and all.

Some might find this kind of reasoning ridiculous, but anybody who has participated in the Cold War will tell you that the best minds in the USA and USSR were busy full time grappling with these issues.  Can you guess what they concluded?  That a nuclear won cannot be won.  But that, in turn, means that no war opposing the USA to Russia can be won because any war of this kind will inevitably turn nuclear before the weaker sides surrenders.  Let me put it to you in a somewhat silly but truthful way: the survival of the USA depends on Russia not losing a war.  Yes, that's right.  And the converse is also true: Russia's survival is contingent on the USA not being defeated either.

This is why Foreign Minister Lavrov has been repeating over and over again that no one side can achieve security at the expense of the other and that security has to be collective and even mutual.  But was anybody listening to him across the Atlantic? 

Of course, for the time being and for the foreseeable future, this will only be true for a war directly opposing Russian and US military forces.  Proxy wars are okay, as are covert operations and wars against third parties.  But for the time being, only Russia and the USA have the kind of full-spectrum nuclear capabilities to be able to completely destroy the other side "no matter what".  Let me explain.

It has often been said that the Russian and US nuclear forces have to be on high alert and that to avoid being destroyed in a counter-force (counter military) first strike they would have to launch on warning i.e., to launch while the other side's missiles are incoming and before they hit their targets.  The fact is that both countries practice what is called "launched under attack" which is launching while some enemy missiles have already hit.  But the truth is that both the USA and Russia could afford what is called "riding out the attack" completely and still have enough strategic nuclear weapons to destroy all the key population centers of the other side.  This is due to their highly redundant strategic nuclear forces.  The fact is that even if, say, the USA managed to destroy every single Russian bomber and every single Russia nuclear silo, and every single Russian strategic nuclear missile carrying submarine, even those in port (who can launch right from there if needed), Russia would still have enough road-mobile ICBMs to wipe off the USA a a country.  The exact same can be said of a Russian first strike on the USA which, even if unrealistically successful would still expose Russia to a massive retaliation by USN strategic nuclear missile carrying submarines.  And in the real world no first strike is 100% successful.  Even 95% successful is not enough if the remaining 5% can still be shot back at you.

Civilians often complain that Russia and the USA have enough nuclear weapons to destroy the planet many times over as it that was a sign of insanity.  In reality, it is exactly the opposite: it is because both Russia and the USA have the peacetime ability to destroy the planet several times over that in wartime neither side can have any hopes of achieving a first strike successful enough to avoid a massive retaliation.  Yes, in the world of nukes, more is better, at least from the point of view of what is called "first strike stability".

This what sets Russia and the USA really apart: no other nuclear power has a nuclear force whose first strike survivability is as high as Russia and the USA" for the foreseeable future all other nuclear-weapons possessing powers are susceptible to a disarming first strike.

Let me give one more example of how nuclear warfare is counter-intuitive in many ways.  We often hear of alert levels (DEFCONs in the USA) and the assumption is that a lower level of defense alert is better.  It is not.  In fact, a higher alert level is better from the point of view of first strike stability.  Here is why:

In complete peacetime (DEFCON 5), most bombers are sitting on the tarmac, most crews doing their training, most subs are moored in port and most critical personnel busy with normal daily tasks.  This is exactly when these forces are the most vulnerable to a disarming first strike.  At higher levels of alert, the crews will be recalled to their bases, at even higher levels they will be sitting in their planes with engines running and at the highest threat level the bombers will be airborne in prepared holding positions, submarines will be flushed out to sea, all personnel in wartime command posts and, in the USA, the President has his key aides either in the air in Air Force 1 or deep inside a bunker.  In other words, a higher degree of alert means much less vulnerability to a first strike and that, in turns, means more time to negotiate, find out what is really going on, more time to avoid a war.

What I am trying to illustrate here is that both Russia and the USA have developed a very sophisticated system to make it impossible for the other side to "win" a war.  That system is still there today, in fact Putin has just invited the other heads of state of the CSTO to be present during a large-scale test of the Russian strategic deterrence forces (not because of the Ukraine, this exercise was scheduled over a year ago).

In other words, this means that the US/NATO know that they cannot "win" a war against Russia, not a conventional one and not a nuclear one either.  Those who claim otherwise have simply no idea what they are talking about.

Which leaves two possible explanations for the current behavior of the West, and neither of them is encouraging.

First, Obama, Merkel & Co. are lunatics, and they are hell-bent into starting WWIII.  I frankly cannot imagine that this is true.

Second, Obama, Merkel & Co are playing a reckless game of chicken with Putin hoping that he is bluffing and that Russia will accept a neo-Nazi run Banderastan which would be hysterically russophobic, a member of NATO and generally become an AngloZionist puppet state like Poland or Latvia.

That, my friends, is not going to happen.  This is why on March 1st of this year I wrote an article warning that Russia was ready for war.  And it has nothing to do with Putin, Russian imperialism or the kind of nonsense the western corporate media is spewing and everything to do with the fact that the US wants to turn the Ukraine into an existential threat to Russia while keeping together by brute violence and terror a fictional country invented by the deranged minds of western Popes and Jesuits which has no existence in reality and which would implode in less than 24 hours if left by itself.

What makes me believe that we are in a crisis potentially much more dangerous than the Cuban Missile Crisis is that at that time both the US and the USSR fully understood how serious the situation was and that the world had to be brought back from the brink of nuclear war.  Today, when I listen to idiots like Obama, Kerry, Psaki & Co. I am struck by how truly stupid and self-deluded these people are.  Here they are playing not only with our existence, but even with theirs, and they still are acting as if Putin was some Somali war lord who needed to be frightened into submission.  But if that tactic did not work with Somali warlords, why would they think that it will work with Putin?

I will want to force myself to believe that behind all these crazy and ignorant lunatics there are men in uniform who have been educated and trained during the Cold War and who still remember the many hours spent running all kinds of computer models which all came back with the same result over and over again: a victory is impossible and war was simply not an option.

It is also possible that the Empire wants to escalate the situation in the Ukraine enough to force a Russian intervention but not enough to have a shooting war.  If so, that is a very risky strategy.  I would even call it criminally reckless.  It is one thing to engage in all sorts of macho sabre rattling with the DPRK, but quite another to try the same trick on a nuclear superpower.  The scary fact is that the bloody Democrats already have such a record of utter recklessness.  Do you remember when in 1995 Clinton sent in two US aircraft carriers into the Strait of Taiwan in a cowboy-like show of macho force?  At that time the Chinese wisely decided against responding to a stupid action by a equally stupid reaction, but what if this time around Obama decides to show how tough he really is and what if Putin feels that he is cornered and cannot back down?

It is scary to think that the fact that Russian and Chinese leaders are acting in a responsible way actually entices the US to act even more irresponsibly and recklessly but this does seems to be the case, especially when a Democrat is in the White House.

When is the last time you remember a US President taking upon himself to make a constructive proposal to avoid military action or a way?  I honestly cannot recall such an instance.

In conclusion I can only repeat what I said so many times: there is no military option for the US/NATO against Russia.  As for whether the AngloZionist plutocracy of the 1% who rule over us has gone completely crazy - your guess is as good as mine.

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