Washington intends Russia’s demise

Maybe it needs a world power to blow the hell out of 10 US bases and show whats coming down if the mad dogs don't stop. Only hardball will get it through.

Press TV
By Paul Craig Roberts
2 May 2014

Washington has no intention of allowing the crisis in Ukraine to be resolved. Having failed to seize the country and evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base, Washington sees new opportunities in the crisis.

One is to restart the Cold War by forcing the Russian government to occupy the Russian-speaking areas of present day Ukraine where protesters are objecting to the stooge anti-Russian government installed in Kiev by the American coup. These areas of Ukraine are former constituent parts of Russia herself. They were attached to Ukraine by Soviet leaders in the 20th century when both Ukraine and Russia were part of the same country, the USSR.

Essentially, the protesters have established independent governments in the cities. The police and military units sent to suppress the protesters, called “terrorists” in the American fashion, for the most part have until now defected to the protesters.

With Obama’s incompetent White House and State Department having botched Washington’s takeover of Ukraine, Washington has been at work shifting the blame to Russia. According to Washington and its presstitute media, the protests are orchestrated by the Russian government and have no sincere basis. If Russia sends in military units to protect the Russian citizens in the former Russian territories, the act will be used by Washington to confirm Washington’s propaganda of a Russian invasion (as in the case of Georgia), and Russia will be further demonized.

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Gerry Adams faces further questions over Jean McConville murder

At last real inquiries are playing out to try to bring these murderous IRA thugs to justice.

Gerry Adams is the seventh person to be arrested this year over the abduction and killing of McConville in 1972. 
Photograph: Stephen Barnes/Demotix/Corbis

  • Sinn Féin leader held under Terrorism Act begins third day in custody over kidnapping and killing of Belfast mother in 1972

The Guardian
By Henry McDonald
2 May 2014

The Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams, is beginning his third day in custody as he faces further questions about one of the most notorious murders of the Northern Ireland Troubles – the kidnapping, killing and secret burial of Jean McConville.

The former West Belfast MP has been detained under the 2000 Terrorism Act at the serious crime suite at Antrim police station since Wednesday evening. The Police Service of Northern Ireland can hold him without charge until later on Friday, at which point detectives could apply to a judge for extra time.

Adams is the seventh person to be arrested this year over the abduction, fatal shooting and burial of McConville just before Christmas in 1972. Ivor Bell, an IRA negotiator with the British government in the same year McConville disappeared, has been charged with aiding and abetting the murder. He denies the charges.

On Thursday night McConville's eldest daughter, Helen McKendry said she would "name the names" of those involved in her mother's death.

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Kiev Admits it isn't in Control as Donetsk Announces Independence Referendum

It seems that Ukraine will fall any time and Russia will be asked by the people to take them on as a nation.

  • The provisional government in Kiev has finally admitted what we've been saying for weeks: They aren't able to control their police and armed forces.

SCG News
30 April 2014

After several weeks of talking tough, and after attempting twice to use the military to crush the separatist uprising in the East (and failing twice), the provisional government in Kiev has changed their tone. Now they're in damage control mode.

Today Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov admitted what we've been saying for weeks: that Kiev cannot bring the eastern regions under control because they don't have their armed forces under control.

"I will be frank: Today, security forces are unable to quickly take the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under control," Turchynov said. "The security bodies ... are unable to carry out their duties of protecting citizens. They are helpless in those matters." "Moreover, some of those units are either helping or cooperating with terrorist organizations," he said.

Can't get much clearer than that.

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Iraq PM bullish on new government

The reality of the Iraqi elections is that it may now be months before progress is possible.

image: AFP

  • Iraq's premier has said he had enough support to keep his post, but with election results not due for weeks and parties bitterly divided, forming a government would probably take months

Channel News Asia
2 May 2014

BAGHDAD: Iraq's premier said on Thursday he had enough support to keep his post, but with election results not due for weeks and parties bitterly divided, forming a government will probably take months.

Nuri al-Maliki, who is seeking a third term in office, will have to court disaffected parties within his own Shiite community, as well as vocal Sunnis and Kurds who angrily oppose his rule, but he expressed confidence following Wednesday's polling.

His remarks to journalists came as new figures showed April was among the bloodiest months since Iraq was embroiled in a brutal Sunni-Shiite sectarian war that left tens of thousands dead in 2006 and 2007.

The protracted surge in bloodshed, with more than 3,000 people killed already this year, is among the long list of complaints, along with rampant corruption, high unemployment, and what government critics say is insufficient improvement in public services.

Preliminary election results are not expected for at least two weeks. Initial election commission figures said around 60 per cent of 20 million eligible people had voted.

The turnout in 2010 was 62 per cent.

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