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Bogdan ‘The Cossack’ recommends some music, culture, and history…

My Dear Friend, Bogdan, asked me to link people here in the US with some Cossack music, culture, and history. Here it goes then:   ?? ? ???? ????? - Oi u poli verba - Ukrainian cossack song of 17th century. Kind of like when rodeo meets the sea...   Thousands of Cossacks fights for Dombass - The History of Russia is repeated. NATO and its puppets meet defeat in Donbas...   The Cossack Rebellion 1648. This history is all rather intricate and complicated. Does the US government really want to defeat Russia that bad that it will actually continue foolishly leaping into the fire of Eastern European rivalries?

The Putin knock-knock joke is easier to find than his Kremlin speech on Crimea

This graphic circulating on the interwebs is a lot easier to find than Vladimir Putin's March 18 address to the Kremlin about the referendum in Crimea after the Western coup in Ukraine. Bypassing dubious translations excerpted on Capitalist media sites, here is a transcript of his speech direct from the Kremlin. Putin is no hero, but he threatens US-EU banking hegemony, gives asylum to Edward Snowden, and executes zero people with drones. 40152

Yay! Ukrainians win austerity measures and right to go in debt to World Bank!

We can keep arguing about who the Ukrainian opposition/protesters were, but the aftermath of the celebrated uprising has wrought this: the new leadership is being courted by the EU and the IMF so long as they agree to club requirements. Make austerity reforms, aka the privatization of public assets, and saddle their economy with debt to the World Bank. Meanwhile Russia is being warned to keep its military out. That should confirm who won in Ukraine.

US disparagement of Sochi Olympics is the cultural front of the new cold war

What a sad, embarrasing scene. What ungrateful guests Americans appear. Russia throws a magnificent party in Sochi, the penultimate of accasions almost still outside the bounds of what the international corporate media can control, and western journalists do everything they can to poop the party. Is Sochi really only Putin's ego trip? Do you think the Russian people haven't invested a lot of pride in these Olympics?

If Syria could defend itself I bet you’d see American colors run like mad crap!

So there's a little good news as the ambush of Syria gains momentum. It's unlikely to be true, but let's indulge ourselves for a mo. It's being reported that Russia will jump to Syria's defense by attacking the Saudis, and that Iran would retaliate against Israel. Both developments deserved and overdue, but who's going to take the primary culprits, the Western colonial powers, to task? If anyone should bear the "consequences" of an illegal bombardment of Syria, the US surely has it coming. Would the US strike Syria if the Syrians could hit back? How our colors would run if, for once --it hasn't happened since 1812-- the warmaking reached our shores. Our patriot palor would blanche to ashen, I'm guessing into a full streak of yellow in no time. Must it take a Hannibal to march on the "Home Front" before Americans care enough to curb their dogs of war?   Imagine it, the cretinous feudal House of Saud decapitated. They oversee Mecca, impose a repressive Islamic code on their populace, while engorging their family wealth and flesh like medieval popes. And Israel, that last colony of white settlers bulldozing over Palestinian land and lives, dismissing them like Native Americans

Russia and China boycott US meeting calling for regime change in Syria

Russia and China are fed up with Pentagon manipulations all around the globe and have boycotted the meeting set up by the US to implement attacks on both Iran and Syria and threaten both with war and regime changes. China joins Russia in staying away from Syria talks.   See that hole in the middle of the dove of PEACE above Pentagon Hillary? That's big enough to fly a drone straight through it, I do believe. And how did she get to become a 'friend of Syria' anyway? She is completely monolingual and can only speak pigLatin it seems. Funny, since she goes around lecturing others, in that language, ALL AROUND the globe all the time. One would expect a 'friend of Syria' to at be able to speak some Arabic I would think. What would happen if all those that were monolingual in Chinese and Russian were suddenly to declare themselves to be 'Friends of the USA', and set up plans to deliver their 'friendship' through roses and nuclear weapons and all? Hillary? What would happen?

A good question from Russia

"Russia does not agree with the breakdown of the system of international law which is currently happening," said Yevgeny Minchenko, director of the Moscow-based International Institute of Political Analysis. "Why should Russia allow the Syrian regime to be annihilated by countries that it has a competitive relationship with like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the West?" 34409

The Tsar, his Sow & their Nasty Piglets “sainted”

Were declared Saints in the Russian Orthodox Church at their births on the basis of where and to whom they were born. Other "saints" in their family were murdered by yet other "saints" in order for the Former to be supplanted by the Latter. The manner of the deaths of the Tsar, his Sow and their Nasty Piglets is somehow seen to justify their crimes and the crimes of their friends, family and their Hired Thug Cossacks. Even though their deaths mirrored the deaths they imposed on the Workers of Russia. The ones they literally OWNED. Their Cossacks had enacted the Tsar's Death Scene countless times before, dragged the peasants from their slave-quarters and murdered them, man, woman and child, often beating them to death with whips and clubs. 22793

Russian Airport reaction: From the reactionaries.

Which in their customary thought processes, comes out as confusion. For a long while they've been vacillating, our Dearest Redneck Leaders that is. They praise the Putin-Medvedev-KGB response to the theatre hostage situation, where they killed civilians to get at the terrorists, then a school with the same methods, same results... In response to REAL Caucasians who formerly had, until being rolled over by the Russians under the Tsars and kept a part of Russia under the Soviets and still are, much like the much booed Soviet takeover in Afghanistan which mirrors the Current NATO takeover, Where "our" current enemies were THEIR enemies... they had been sovereign nations. Then the Right Wing Reactionaries condemn the Russian government for being simultaneously too lenient and too hard-line. WTF? How Hard-Core Repressive Does One Have To Be To Satisfy These Jackasses? 22408

Iran had ‘preconditions’ for nuclear talks, Great Powers miffed..

Actually Baroness Ashton and other "diplomats" said they were "disappointed". Baroness Ashton led a delegation from France, Germany, Russia, the UK, US and China, at the two-day talks. The international team had proposed a new version of a plan to keep Iranian enrichment within civilian-grade levels by having it send uranium abroad to be processed. But Western diplomatic sources have spoken of anger and frustration over Iran's behavior at the talks. But of course... Arrogantly demanding that one's own nation be accorded the same Sovereign Rights as any other is a privilege accorded to the Great Powers. "Simply EVERYBODY knows THAT, Dah-link" 22399

What, are the Chinese trying to mimic ALL our energy-sector screwups?

So they matched our Corporate Mining Accidents-waiting-to-happen-and-guess-what-they-do with similar ones by similar causes and similar results, and using Imported American industry analysts who also work for BP, Exxon Mobil, Massey Energy, The Peabody, etc... Now, they've got a BP-esque Oil Spill in the Yellow Sea. Is it caused by their "socialist" supposedly publicly owned Nationalized Oil industry, now brought to its dying knees by the New Economy Capitalist Oil industry? Either one, of course, run under the supervision of the American and British Oil well, refinery and shipping Industry Experts who also work for BP, Exxon-Mobil, Massey Energy... The Rule of Three seems to have been pretty damned consistent in all of these lately, too, so maybe we can expect the Fully Capitalized Russian Oil Slick on the (deepwater) horizon? 18923

Katyn Forest kills new Polish Mandarins

At the height of the scramble for Poland which led to WWII, longtime nemesis Russia virtually decapitated Poland's governing class. Nazi Germany brought Blitzkrieg and Genocide, but the Russians successfully dominated Poland because Stalin had executed its officers and intelligentsia in the Katyn Forest in 1940. It was to a 70th anniversary commemoration of the Katyn Massacre that the president of Poland, with much of his government, was flying when his plane crashed this week. Does is surprise any that Russia's Vladimir Putin would take a lesson from the success of the first Katyn firing squads, in ridding his sensitive border regions this time of pro-Western administrators who were showing no qualms about hosting NATO missiles aimed at their Russian neighbor? Putin's audacity might defy belief, but why is our media reticent to accuse the macho kingpin?

State Terrorism raises the terror stakes

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pledged this response to the Moscow subway blombings: "The measures to fight terrorism should be expanded, they should be more effective, more harsh, more cruel, if you please." Conceding, I believe, that in challenging state repression, it is the insurgent-variety terrorist who defines appropriate and just. 15683

Mikheil Saakashvili, US government war whore

I still have US support, says Georgian leader. Well YES and NO, you whore. What you don't have is the unconditional support of your own people, Georgians, for bombing parts of what was your own country anymore. You lost that support.   It is just so pathetic when foreign elites claiming to be Great Patriots of The Homeland become just total whores paid for by The American Empire! Your own people can no longer stomach you, Mikheil. They now know that you are the US Pentagon's man, and not theirs. You'll never gain back their support since you being an American whore has now cost their people dearly.

Russia to Europe- Back US war making then pay the price

Russia is starting to play tough with the US's European allies because of their support for the constant US Pentagon aggression. No longer can the main European countries just verbally waffle along while doing absolutely nothing other than backing the belligerent US foreign policies. EU warns of legal action over gas 6058

Putin once again to the US and Europe- ‘Fuck you, you are not going to turn Russia into a Third World rape victim!’

Russia-Ukraine gas talks collapse --like when the US tried to pull off its little con game using Georgia to bomb South Ossetia. Vladimir Putin has responded to the US and its Klan of Western European allies, that Russia will not be dragged further into the Third World by capitalist imperialism. That's what it's all about, too, as both the former Chinese and Russian 'socialist' bureaucrats were promised full partnerships in the imperialist capitalist world if only they would tag along quietly behind the US and its world allies. Instead, the Pentagon has been trying to push both countries backwards and not forwards. The USA government has been having its own way for the last three decades doing it, too. 5889

Get it right, Georgia!

A former Georgian ambassador to Russia has caused uproar in Georgia by saying his country, not Russia, started August's war over South Ossetia. Will the messenger be killed now? Of course, Mr Kitsmarishvili still doesn't have it right since it was the Republican Party in the US that started this war, not just the Georgian dictator, Saakashvili. That guy is just a US government puppet and not a loose cannon as the US government and media now want to portray him as being. 5624

Somalia and the Pentagon Pirates of the Indian Ocean

It is a clear indication of how iron clad government controlled is the US corporate press that news reporting about Somalia in the last couple of weeks has been centered on the stoning to death of a young girl and 'pirates'. Never mind those millions of starving refugees in the country that the Pentagon has created, it's 'Indiana Jones' time here for the American media! And pirates are always fun to play with! But who are the real pirates off the coast of Somali in the Indian Ocean? Asia Times Online gives us some insight into just that question... NATO reaches into the Indian Ocean 5573

Sympathy for Sarah Palin’s self mockery

Even with the official CBS transcript cleaned up, the Couric-Palin interview remains a riveting embarrassment. Fortunately online videos have archived poor Sarah Palin in all her Bush-league ignobility, if you can bear it. Don't the Republicans appear to be unfathomable mockeries of themselves? Yet they elicit sympathy as they are seen being mocked. 4924

South America unites in rejecting US subversion on continent

Much of Latin America has watched on in disgust as the US government has fomented regional strife, civil war, and racist pogroms against the indigenous community in Bolivia that has claimed at least 30 lives so far. Reuters reports though that South American leaders back Bolivia's Morales and not Washington DC in this battle. 4788

US imperialism in check with Detente

First there's Georgia, where Russia pushes back US efforts to muscle further NATO expansion. Then in our own hemisphere, Bolivia and Venezuela expel their US ambassadors, as Russian long range bombers land in South America in advance of joint naval maneuvers in the Caribbean. It's not a resumption of the Cold War with the USSR, Russia is advancing no Communist Iron Curtain. But could a rival super power, in league with the unaligned nations, be a challenge to US hegemony? We could hope so.

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