In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act, George Orwell
Indignez-vous ! Stéphane Hessel
“Le courage c’est de chercher la vérité et de la dire ; c’est de ne pas subir la loi du mensonge triomphant qui passe, et de ne pas faire écho, de notre âme, de notre bouche et de nos mains aux applaudissements imbéciles et aux huées fanatiques ”.” – Djordje Kuzmanovic
lundi 23 février 2015
mercredi 18 février 2015
“There is one way the new Ukraine differs dramatically from the old Ukraine, and that is in the emergence of paramilitary battalions funded by oligarchs, political parties, and private donations. ” New York Times, 12 Feb 2015
“The uncomfortable truth is that a sizeable portion of Kiev’s current government — and the protesters who brought it to power — are, indeed, fascists.” Foreign Policy, March 18, 2014
As stated in the press, 600 paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade will arrive in Ukraine to train the Ukrainian National Guard. U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said that the training location is Yavariv training center in Western Ukraine. $19 million has been allocated by the US administration, from the Global Security Contingency Fund to help build up and train the Ukrainians.
The US military training of the Ukrainian National Guard units is really an example of the usual US-style "democracy building."The US is convinced that by training Kiev's Donbass "Anti-Terrorist Operation" shock troops will significantly help Ukraine to be more democratically empowered.
The Western media & US administration alike lavish a lot of attention on the entity called the National Guard, without revealing too much detail on the individuals units are supposedly part of it. Nor do they discuss the ultra-nationalist nature or deeply entrenched fascist ideology of some of the units. These "National Guard" willingly provide the backbone of the ATO forces, where they routinely shell, kill & plunder civilians in the dissenting regions of Donetsk & Lugansk. On the whole, western politcians, journalists & NGOs also pretend that there are very little human rights abuses taking place in Donbass. It took Amnesty International well over 6 months before releasing a report critical of one of the units, the Aidar Batallion.
We don’t need to go far back in history, to see similar examples of where truly brutal groups were financed & trained by the US. The KLA in Kosovo, the vicious so-called moderate rebels in Syria, the 1970’s nasty death squads of Central & South America, trained at the School of Americas. Now the US is set to repeat this technique, to a selection of Ukrainians units part of the National Guard.
One significant participant in the ATO operations is Right Sector, (Pravy Sektor or Правий сектор). From out of the chaos of Maidan, Right Sector activists helped to form their own ad-hoc paramilitary units, based on Territorial Defense Battalions such as the Donbass Battalion. Subsequently these morphed into the National Guard in November 2014. Other Right Sector members formed part of paramilitary groups including Dnipro, Aidar. They are purportedly all under the umbrella of the Interior Ministry & are considered as the National Guard. The only exception is Dmytro Yarosh’s own paramilitary unit.
Remember that the Right Sector is only an accredited political party since March 2014, under the leadership of leader Dmytro Yarosh, also a member of the Ukrainian parliament. So essentially the National Guard can be considered part of their military wing. Politically, it didn’t do well in the 2014 elections, however historically it has had stronger support from their homeland in Western Ukraine, with Lviv part of its central core. A tiny minor core of Western Ukrainians fanatics, with US backing, helped to violently overthrow , (notice the black & red Right Sector insignia & flags), a democratically elected government, a year before the next general elections were due. These fanatics have openly stated that they don’t think much of the EU, yet the EU politicans pretend that they represent "European values".
fascists” meme, but rather Right Sector’s ability to punch well above its weight within Ukrainian society. The group's omnipresence has progressively filtered through Ukrainian politics & law enforcement. They act as the enforcers of the Kiev regime, any dissent is met with violence and hate. They have labelled Russian speakers as ‘undesirables’ , worthy of not just targeted death threats but also actual killings. The tragic events in Odessa & Mariupol bear witness to the brutality of both the combination of Right Sector activists & the National Guard. Right Sector activists are with total impunity running a terror campaign throughout Ukraine.
Effectively, Right Sector & the National Guard are two sides of the same Ukrainian nationalist coin. This helps to explain why the regular Ukrainian army is being left out, despite the fact that it obviously also urgently needs training & equipment. The regular army lacks the motivation & hardcore ideological cadre that would make it a tough fighting force. Moreover, the National Guard is getting more than their “fair” share of modern military equipment. Moreover, there have been armed stand-offs between Right Sector activists & the army.
The Kiev government is totally unrepentant about the deployment of such units as part of its internal security forces. Western media is also unrepentant as well, judging by the absolute or positive images chosen to describe the units. Take the example of the Daily Mail: “The Donbass Battalion, a unit with Ukraine's National Guard engaged in battles around Lohvynove”. This is the same unit, who help to block humanitarian aid from reaching Donbass & kidnap & kill civilians.
West Ukrainian Right Sector activists have gone on the rampage in central Kiev, demolished Russian banks, beaten up Russian speakers, dumped “lustrated” individuals into rubbish dumps. They continually lash out hysterically at anyone who does not share their view on Ukraine & rant on about Russian aggression. In short, Right Sector is a group of hired thugs in the service of Kiev & Washington, who contributed to high levels of aggression & violence in Ukrainian society. Yet when these same activists don the uniform of the National Guard, become in the eyes of the US administration an individual in a unit designed to “maintain rule of law” in Ukraine.
It is not surprising to have seen the US army deployed to Yavoriv Training Area, near to Lviv, back in September 2014. This was part of Exercise Rapid Trident, a major USAREUR multinational exercise. What’s the difference between USAREUR & NATO? Very little. USAREUR will once more send a team of advisers to Western Ukraine in spring 2015, to train National Guard units. Why? Well here is a quote from the Pentagon- “ it is part of a U.S. State Department effort to assist Ukraine in strengthening its law enforcement capabilities, conduct internal defense and maintain rule of law”. Please note the last item, “maintain rule of law”, in the hands of the Ukrainian National Guard, underpinned by Right Sector. This is really just a very wafer thin veneer of political correctness on the part of the US administration.
Unofficially, the U.S. & NATO are already training, out of the media spotlight, under the guise of "contractors” no doubt. Elements of the National Guard 'combo' are also ideally suited in “asymmetrical warfare”, as behind the lines sabotage & infiltration irregular squads.
|Captured Azov Bat volunteer with his Black Sun tattoo|
The US administration & Right Sector - Uncomfortable bedfellows maybe for them is it a marriage of convenience for not just the short- term but long term. It has been the case since the end of the 2nd World War.
Top reads: NYT - http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/ukraine
Counterpunch - Toronto Star is running with the Extreme Right in Ukraine.
dimanche 15 février 2015
samedi 14 février 2015
jeudi 12 février 2015
Fighting started in late May, so they are misleading maps as they have not shown the picture since the start of hostilities in late spring 2014!!
Of course, this is just one very small example of how information is manipulated during a conflict. But, it cannot be overlooked, as it does shape people's opinions on the situation.
The media in the West do not do any research, they take information & serve it up as it is.
|Reuters dated 25/01/15|
The Western media lies about the military operations of the Donbass militia. They are sick & tired of the repeated shelling on the civilian population. Food markets, bus stations have been recently targeted. It would be logical to push the artillery units out of range of the towns & cities.
mercredi 11 février 2015
Des vidéos sur la situation en Ukraine & la géopolitique UE USA avec la Russie
1. Quand le magazine "Elle" fait l'apologie d'une criminelle néonazie ukrainienne... les voyous sont la loi et la société de l'Ukraine occidentale. Pas besoin des preuves, la loi, seulement une entrée illégitime , avoir des copains encagoulés et appartenance a une unité paramilitaire, Aidar.
2. De retour de Moscou où l’avait convoqué Poutine, Hollande a déclaré que si les négociations de Minsk mercredi 11 février échouaient, c’était la guerre. Les Américains veulent la guerre en Ukraine, une guerre civile qui peut faire traînée de poudre en Europe de l’Est. Jean-Michel Vernochet appelle les Français à faire pression sur leurs dirigeants pour éviter à tous prix cette échéance abominable.
samedi 7 février 2015
with English sub-titlesTown of Velikaya Znamenka speaking against the war - Zaporozhie, Ukraine
Témoignage 2 avec sous-titrage en français la ville de Velikaya Znamenka manifestent contre la guerre.
Une manifestation pour la paix et contre la mobilisation militaire ukrainienne. A regardez! On voit très bien les tactiques lâches des militaires pour enrôler des nouveaux conscrits, ou une femme pose la question: "pourquoi frappez-vous sur nos portes dans la nuit et embarquer nos hommes a l’armée?"
vendredi 6 février 2015
Un avion ukrainien et une 'étrange' histoire de vols - bonjour la France: regardez bien les lieux. Il fait quoi exactement? "Special cargo ou déplacement anodine de l’armée"?
Paris Vatry x 2 (a voir le camp de Mailly???)
1. Maxim G. resident de Zaporizhye, détenu sans caution sur des accusations d'avoir aidé des terroristes
Maxim G, resident of Zaporizhya, held without bail on charges of aiding terrorists and treason. For this ad. pic.twitter.com/jusx5Nty6f
— NedoUkraïnka (@ValLisitsa) February 15, 2015
From the court order: "The accused posted 5 provocative anti-governement flyers aimed to destabilize the country."
À partir de l'ordonnance du tribunal: "L'accusé a posté 5 dépliants provocatrices anti-gouvernement visant à déstabiliser le pays."
5 to 7 years jail for posting pictures and sharing advice how to write legally valid draft refusal. Total victory. pic.twitter.com/JvcsulWegI
— NedoUkraïnka (@ValLisitsa) February 15, 2015
Posting this on a telegraph pole lands you in jail on treason charges in today's Ukraine. Totalitarian state. pic.twitter.com/jKzYQnxXi8
— NedoUkraïnka (@ValLisitsa) February 15, 2015
3. Point de vue des autorités de Kiev
4. La réalité des russophones à Kiev