News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“In national as in individual dealings, more liberality will, perhaps, be found in voluntary regulations than in those which are measured out by the strict letter of a treaty, which, whenever it becomes onerous, is made by forced construction to mean anything or nothing, engenders disputes and brings on war.” — Thomas Jefferson to Alexander, Emperor of Russia, 1804.
The Ukrainian authorities seek to escalate conflict with Russia so as to call for the support of the West, NATO and the EU, while Right Sector plays the role of the illegal infantry of the Kiev government, journalist Manuel Ochsenreiter told RT.
With US calling for tougher sanctions on Russia, Moscow is turning to China for future business deals. Russian President Putin will pay a visit to China next month to seal a gas deal. China expert Andrew Leung believes the doors are opening on a long partnership. This could shift international economic landscape.
The United States runs the risk of making a huge foreign policy blunder by simultaneously antagonizing two major world powers, Russia and China, a senior Russian lawmaker wrote on Twitter Monday.
New revelations reveal a near certain threat of flooding and erosion that will cause radioactive pollution from a coastal nuclear waste dump in the UK.
In operation since 1959, the Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) near Drigg in Cumbria houses nuclear waste from the nearby Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site in addition to military, hospital and oil industry nuclear waste.
“Isolation has never done anyone any good,” Russia’s minister of foreign affairs said
Opposing a government is not easy. They have tanks, weapons of mass destruction and can falsify any document. They can stage attacks, decoys and provocations. Governments can maim and kill easier and faster than a ninja. “It was a hit-and-run event,” the police report read.
Standing on the path of an attacking government is not easy. It demands faith strong enough to stand against the personal attacks that will follow by those who cannot defend otherwise their institutional crimes. It demands to be ready for martyrdom.
Ukraine’s first president, Leonid Kravchuk, believes that Russia could usher in the end of the world as we know it, if Vladimir Putin doesn’t back down
A US ambassador to Kosovo, who lobbied for the construction of a $1bn road through the war-torn country, has taken up a post with the American construction giant that secured the lucrative contract.
Christopher Dell, a career diplomat nominated by Barack Obama to represent the US in Pristina, was employed by the Bechtel Corporation, which he helped win a contract to build a highway to neighbouring Albania.
Dell took on a role as an African country manager with Bechtel late last year, months after ending a three-decade career at the State Department.
• False imprisonment of Golden Dawn party members exposed.
The resignation on April 2 of General Secretary Takis Baltakos, a top aide to Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, over the release of a videotape by Golden Dawn (GD) member of Parliament (MP) Ilias Kasidiaris, has sent shockwaves throughout Greece that threaten to topple the beleaguered government. The videotape leak came as five GD MPs were stripped of parliamentary immunity.
The videotape, secretly recorded several months ago, depicts Baltakos at his office in a private conversation with Kasidiaris revealing that the arrest and imprisonment of six GD MPs, including party leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos, last fall were ordered by powerful Zionists in the United States to destroy the rapidly rising nationalist party.
• Globalists pressure states to accept free trade deal.
Frustrated by logjams in Washington that have so far blocked passage of massive global free trade agreements, internationalists are now going straight to state and local governments to court them and lay the groundwork for the pending Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
The recently enacted “EU in the U.S.” program is being carried out in association with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. According to its own literature, the delegation “represents the EU in dealings with the U.S. government in areas that are part of the EU’s [assigned tasks], raises awareness of EU issues and concerns and promotes the importance of the EU-U.S. relationship among the American public.”
Posted by Not mainstreamer —Claim is made by multiple sources.
Meaning: Obama will not survive a WWIII. Israel will not survive a WWIII. The militaries know that, but not Netanyahu?
While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), the specifics of the additional sanctions have been sparse. German CEO warnings over blowback from economic sanctions… the“nonsense” of replacing Russian gas with US gas… the Russian warnings of “interdependence” and “boomerangs”… all reduce the West’s arsenal of financial sanctions. But, as The Times of London reports, perhaps the US has found a crucial pain point for Putin – a sanctions regime that would target Putin’s personal wealth, which includes a reported $40 billion stashed in Swiss bank accounts.
As The Hill reports,
The White House on Friday refused to comment on reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal wealth could be targeted if the West were to move ahead with additional sanctions over Ukraine.
I seriously doubt that the Swiss banks in which these accounts are held will allow the US to attach these funds.
IF it becomes know that Swiss banks let a world leader’s funds to be attached by another country, no one, neither large or small account holders, will feel that their money is safe anymore in a Swiss bank, and there will be massive capital flight away from them.
The secretary general of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, announced today the “immediate” reinforcement of the collective defense of Alliance members with the deployment of resources by “land, sea and air ” in the countries of Eastern Europe, due to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, he said.
US Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine on Monday on a two-day visit to underscore Washington’s support for Kiev amid growing tensions between the US and Russia.
The Russian Foreign Minister says the US should take responsibility for those whom they put in power instead issuing ultimatums to Moscow.
The Ukrainian acting prime minister says his country needs to be militarily and economically supported from the United States in its standoff with Russia.
“We need a strong and solid state. We need financial and economic support. We need to modernize our security and military forces. We need the real support,” said Arseniy Yatsenyuk while appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
He made the remarks ahead of a visit by US Vice President Joe Biden to Ukraine this week.
Stephen Harper’s acutely embarrassing behaviour regarding the crisis in Ukraine — demonizing Vladimir Putin and upping the rhetoric — must be welcomed in the U.S. which created the crisis in the first place and apparently believes it still has something to gain by isolating Russia. But it is not clear that Harper even realizes — or cares — what the larger game is. The generals surrounding him in the ridiculous war-room setting where he announced Canada was sending six fighter jets to bolster NATO’s military build-up in eastern Europe looked very uncomfortable. Who likes being used as a prop for a faltering politician? The setting was a bad case of over-acting — as if we were joining the Allies in another world war rather than engaging in what one expert called “incremental posturing.”
Is Harper just a useful idiot to the U.S. — ranting and raving about Russian expansionism and imperialism so that the U.S. position looks more reasonable by comparison?
Ukraine’s police and intelligence service accused Russia of staging a fatal shooting incident on Sunday in which pro-Moscow separatists were killed in the east of the country.
The main synagogue in the Ukrainian city of Nikolayev reportedly was firebombed.
The synagogue was empty of worshippers when it was firebombed early Saturday morning, according to the Chabad-affiliated Shturem.org website.
Two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the door and window, the report said, citing Yisroel Gotlieb, son of the city’s chief rabbi, Sholom Gotlieb.
A passer-by put out the fires with a fire extinguisher, according to the report. The attack was recorded by the synagogue’s closed circuit television security camera and uploaded to YouTube.
Last week in eastern Ukraine, fliers calling on Jews to register with pro-Russian separatists and pay special taxes were distributed in Donetsk.
Tensions in the Ukraine have turned investors’ attention towards precious metals. In times of political conflict, especially military, precious metals generally do well. But some people might have been surprised just how the tensions have affected precious metals.
A mass rally of supporters of autonomy of the Brittany region in France’s west has taken place in the city of Nantes.
The United States plans to deploy troops to Poland and Estonia to conduct drills with its allies, amid rising tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine, report says.
Head of MI6 is understood to have told David Cameron that Vladimir Putin will not “stand idly by” if the West sends troops to support the Ukrainian government
Israeli forces have once again attacked Palestinian worshippers at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Witnesses said the Israeli troops on Sunday used tear gas and sound bombs to disperse the worshippers in the compound. Sixteen people were also arrested.
The clashes erupted when a group of extremist Israeli settlers along with a Knesset (Israeli parliament) member entered the holy site. The move triggered clashes with Israeli troops raiding the compound to protect the settlers.
Russia will build more than 150 military facilities on the Iturup and Kunashir islands, part of the Kuril chain disputed by Japan, a senior military commander told reporters Friday.
“All decisions on the construction of military stations on the Iturup and Kunashir islands have been made and approved,” said Col. Gen. Sergei Suvorkin, the head of Russia’s Eastern Military District.
“All essential facilities, more than 150, will be built before 2016,” he added.
Thousands of letters are being dumped or delivered late by Royal Mail’s doorstep rival.
Customers blame TNT Post for missed hospital appointments, lost bills and delayed medical test results.
The company’s orange-clad staff are paid according to how quick they are – giving them an incentive to ditch mail.
Letters have been found dumped in undergrowth in Manchester and London.