Saturday, September 19, 2015

Freedom of the Press for Me But Not for You

Yesterday, 17 September, after another visit by the flying Nuland, Ukraine announced yet another stammeringly stupid set of declarations, in this case "sanctions". There were two sets, a further ban on journalists (a European value) and a ban on Russian civilian aviation.

Second one first, as this is a side topic. So what this means is that not only can Russian planes no longer fly and land in Ukraine but they can no longer fly over it. First, this means a further loss of several hundred million dollars for over flight charges. It means much further flights for all Ukrainian flights heading south or east, as this will be reciprocated by Russia. Finally, it means 1. a huge increase in the price of tickets for most Ukrainians as Aeroflot alone is such a huge carrier and main user of Kiev as a hub, that competition without Aeroflot there to keep prices down, will be gone. Lastly, as mentioned above, Aeroflot pays for half the bills of Kiev's airport, so banning Aeroflot ensures the closing of Kiev's main airport.

Now on to the rest, dear readers.

The Ukies were quite stupid (I know a shock) to include many European journalists into their black list. After all, freedom of the press, a "Western" value was declared as of prime importance to Ukraine, by Porky, who then started black listing reporters. In this case, of course, half of those black listed were British, French and Germans, including from the mouth piece of Downing Street, the BBC.

Within a few hours, complaints from around the world starting pouring in, and more importantly, from the West.

Having realized that he had screwed his puppet masters, Porky's regime quickly back tracked....well just on the Western journalists...the rest be damned. That was all the "freedom" loving West wanted. "Carry on".

The point is, yet one more in a very long line of hypocritical Western "values". As long as the Journalists are Russian, they can be banned, arrested, tortured, or killed (as a half dozen already have) while on assignment with big white letter "Press" on their jackets, the Western defenders of the press, could not care less.

So once again we get to see what Western exceptionalism means = hypocrisy.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The British Crimes Against Humanity

We Russians are often read the riot act on being barbarians and anti-humanists and so on, by a host of Western countries. We have been hearing these morality lectures for the better part of the past 200 years, to the point where this is the routine approach to any conversation that the Western regimes have with us "subhumans". But let us shed the light on the true histories of these mighterier and holier than thou regimes of the West and see what if any ground they have to stand on.

We will be begin with the "colourful" history of the English, who over the past 200 years have spilt more human blood then many a murderous "subhuman" or "barbarian" nation could ever dream of.

This list is not comprehensive, but lists and examines some of the louder and in their time, more sensational cases of British brutality.

So again, what have we to learn from these "humanitarians"?

Aden Torture Prisons (1960)
In order to continue controlling the Aden port that the British ruled, the UK military openned numerous torture prisons in 1960. These were used to brutally abuse and murder the Arab population seeking independence from British colonial rule. Even though the story was broken by Amnesty in 1966 and caused global outrage, the British kept right on at it. They did apologize of course. Apologized, but did not stop.

Cypriot Tortures (1955)
When Cypriot insurgents began a bombing campeign in order to free their lands from British colonial rule, the British responded with torture of the Greeks. Over 3,000 people passed through these prisons. Many were kept for up to 15 years and many were summerly executed.

Kenyan Concentration Camps (1950)
When waves of rebellion and demand for independence swept the British colonies in Kenya, the British response was typical: round up 1.5 million people into concentration camps. The British slogan was "labor and freedom" where have we heard that before? Torture, executions and working to death led to the deaths of tens of thousands. Brutallity and torture were the English way.

Terror Bombing of German Cities (1941-1945)
During these years, the allies, in this case, the British and the Americans, led a murderous campeign to exterminate the German race. Six of the eight million German civilians who died during the war were killed by terror bombings, which over a period of 3-4 days of waves of heavy bombs (about 1/4th of which had detonators set to explode up to months later), fire bombs and anti personnel bombs, would reduce any city to a burnt ruin. This however, had minimum effect on German war production, which continued to climb to the very end of the war. A total of 61 cities with a combined population of 25 million were laid to ruin.

As for crimes against humanity, those governments which ordered the destruction of German cities, thereby destroying irreplaceable cultural values and making burning torches out of women and children, should also have stood before the bar of justice.
Hon. Jaan Lattik, Estonian statesman, diplomat, historian.

Iraqi Rebellion (1920)
The newly independent (from Turkish rule) country of Iraq was given as a protectorate to the British. The population quickly tired of British colonial rule and its puppets in Iraqi power and started rebelling. The British responded with night time aerial bombings. When that wasn't enough, chemical weapons were used. Whole villages were also burnt to the ground. This lasted for over 5 years.

Burning of Cork (1920)
In response to an IRA ambush, during the Irish War of Independence, that killed one British serviceman, the British put Cork to the torch, destroying over 340 residential properties and causing over 120 million Euro (in today's monies) of damage. Firefighters were hindered from doing their work.

Amrisar Massacre (1919)
It was 1919 and the population of Amrisar India came to the British government buildings to hold a peaceful protest against British colonial rule. They gathered in the local gardens, where British troops then blocked their exits and openned fire. Within ten minutes almost 1000 men, women and children were butchered by the English. Hundreds more were killed in the stampede and another hundred drowned in the well, seeking cover form bullets. Several thousand more were injured.

Boer Concentration Camps (1899)

When the Boers discovered gold, the British stopped ignoring the two Belgian republics and decided to move in. The Second Boer war was the more serious of the matter. The Boers fought as light cavelry and rode circles around the British columns, shooting down the British. Unable to pin the Boers down and destroy them, the British went after their families. Thus were the first concentration camps born. Ten percent of the Boer population were murdered in these camps, amongst them 22,000 children. To make matters worse, the British rounded up and worked to death some 20,000 Africans who happened to be in the area.

Chinese Opium Wars (1839-1842, 1856-1860)
Who has been the world's biggest narco-kingpin....well she was actually a queenpin, Her Imperial Majesty Queen Victoria, whose government ran opium into China and dumped it there in an attempt to create a huge drug population and destroying and subjugating the Chinese. The Chinese were defeated in both wars, for trying to force the British to stop shipping in opium. In defeat they signed the Nanking protocol which gave the British free reign to bring in what ever they wanted: aka opium.

Genocide of the Koori on Tasmania (1830)
The British led a military expedition to wipe out the entire population of teh Koori population native to their Tasmanian possession. This period was known as the Black War. Over 1000 of the locals, or the majority of the population, were exterminated. A line of 2200 British regulars and civilian volunteers formed a line driving all natives on the island forward or killing them.

Some other pictures of British colonial rule.

British Colonists beheading Chinese in Hong Kong

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Ukrainian Autonomy Vote

Straight out of the best of double speak, we get the Ukrainian constitutional amendment for autonomy. Or rather that is how it is being sold in Ukraine and the West.

No less then Nuland herself had to fly in to try and convince the Ukrainian Rada to vote for the constitutional amendment for autonomy...what could be better? After all, this is what Donbass wanted is it not?

And here as with all such things, we find that the reality has no baring on the crap that is pushed by DC and its vassals. Lets explore this issue, which in this case has actually two parts: special status for Donbass and autonomy or federalization in general.

First the special status. The special status, which is not even guaranteed, is offered under the following rules: 1. Donbass surrenders, 2. All those who stood for their freedom will either leave Ukraine as a whole or go to jail for their "crimes" of wanting a say in their lives and 3. then the new Rada will vote on a limited "autonomy" status with a good through date of 3 years. What a deal. Yes, sir, all those who fought, bled and died, not to mention had their wives, children and others maimed and murdered and are still to this day being killed by NATO funded artillery, will just role over for this prize.

But this will give the US the lever to pull for war, as now they will be able to scream that autonomy was offered and Donbass turned it down so these terrorists must be ground into extinction....charge.

The second part is even more cynical and is the reason behind the riots in Kiev. This is the final silver bullet to kill any pretense of a constitutional order in Ukraine. Under the guise of federalism, the US is pushing through the Rada (ok its Porridge...but he is the face of the US in Ukraine) the power to fire, at will, any locally elected provincial politician. So the president of Ukraine would become an all but absolute tyrant with the ability to replace, at will, any and all elected representatives in Ukraine....this is federalism? Well, it is in a West that is running forward to dictatorship in all its various parts.

When the constitutional court in Ukraine looked at this and was set to turn it down, the chief justice was in an autowreck (perpetrator never found) the day before the vote. This is a common tactic in Ukraine, from the 90s, to kill off pesky political opponents. The court got the message and voted the next day that this was all perfectly constitutional. Now only the Rada is left and it has already voted on the first more bought vote to go to dictator Porky.

Now, dear readers, how is that for channeling Orwell?