russian officer tries to enter 404 with a truck full of ammo for the lads…

SBU revealed the identity of the detained officer
LB.ua (a 404 production), Jul 29 2015

55b8ceab2808eVladimir Starkov (Photo: Twitter)

A Russian citizen who was detained by Ukrainian border guards at the checkpoint “Buk” (Donetsk oblast), admitted that the Russian military is a career, said the head of the security service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak. We will remind, on Saturday a KAMAZ loaded with ammunition, mistakenly stopped at the checkpoint “Buk” while attempting to enter the territory controlled by the militants. Border guards detained two men in uniform. One of the men called military personnel of the armed forces with the rank of major, the other a member of the terrorist gang, “DNR”. Hrytsak said at a briefing on Wednesday in Kyiv:

Immediately after arrest, Stark admitted that he is a citizen of Russia that belongs to the staff of the Russian Armed forces. During the priority actions we have established that the Starkov Vladimir Alexandrovich was born on Apr 29 1978 in Zuevka, Kirov oblast, Russia. De jure at the moment is really passing military service in military unit of the city of Novocherkassk, Rostov region of Russia in the position of chief of missile and artillery weapons. The military rank of major, personal number: F54930045. At the moment of detention of the major, his documents were fake. As cover, he was using his wife’s maiden name.

The head of the State border service Viktor Nazarenko said that the border guards also detained the driver, a Ukrainian citzen named Ruslan Iodo, b 1967. Nazarenko said:

Driving a military vehicle was a citizen of Ukraine, Iodo Ruslan Anatolyevich, born 1967, member of illegal armed group “DNR”. The senior officer in the truck was a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Starkov, A. A., born 1978, R, a resident of Khabarovsk region of Russia that during the arrest he stated that he is a professional soldier of the armed forces of Russia and has asked for state protection on behalf of the Russian Federation. The cargo which was being escorted by this Russian officer, was intended for one of the brigades of “Stronghold”. Initially, it was found that the major armed forces of the Russian Federation Vladimir Starkov followed from the city of Donetsk in the settlement of TYasnoye and accompanied the shipment of munitions to the location of the fifth OMB NFP “Stronghold” of the so-called “DNR.

According to the SBU, the border guards after the arrest she was offered a large bribe to let him go. Having been refused, the leadership of the militants gave the command to capture as many soldiers ATO. The SBU has also posted an intercepted phone call militants, in which they discuss the detention of Starkov:

In documents seized from Starkov, added Hrytsak, there is evidence that the Russian military who were sent to the Donbass, promise to triple the salary. Hrytsak said:

The evidence provided by Starkov and also seized from him during the arrest of the personal notebook of the Russian production and other documents that confirm once again the existence of well-established mechanism of coordination of direct participation of military personnel of the Russian aggression against our country. The mechanism is as follows: military personnel of the armed forces propose to undergo further service in the IAF so-called “LNR” and “DNR”, promising a triple billing of their wages. Those who agreed to take all the documents that can identify the citizens of the Russian Federation and military personnel.

In his Twitter SBU posted screenshots of pages of family members Starkov in social networks. Now the page is already deleted. Starkov is married. Wife, Starkov (Ovsyannikov) Larisa V, 1978 PhD. Operates in one of the military units of the Russian armed forces. Mother of two minor sons, Eugene (b 2000) and Nikita (b 2007). The family is registered at the address: Khabarovsk territory, Amur region, village of Tasin, vul. Karbysheva, block 3, apt 12. The secret service released a video questioning Starkov:

Meanwhile, Kremlin press secretary Peskov wins wide admiration for his unflappable performance at the crease, keeping a straight bat and a stiff upper lip in the face of ferocious fast bowling, in a truly english manner. Since it appears Russia will soon be abolished, not only as a geographical designation but even as a concept, this adoption of the styles of the atlanticist hyenas is probably wise – RB

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she dedicated this book to her fiancé, lukas serafin, which is kinda annoying

Let us never succumb to the illusion that we don’t need these wonderful Jewish minds:

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Finance is based on the principle of continuously pushing nothing for something throughout the system as long as someone else is around to pay for it.
– Nomi Prins, “It Takes A Pillage” ©

Another one, from the same book:

The Stock Market is always a good inverse indicator of the real economic condition of ordinary people.

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The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine needs 1,240 anti-tank missiles Javelin to deter Russian aggression:

We need only 1,240 missiles Javelin. I think that’s quite fair. In 1994, in accordance with the Budapest Memorandum, Ukraine handed over 1,240 nuclear warheads, so this number has a symbolic importance for the country. We voluntarily renounced our nuclear arsenal and in exchange, the UKUSA promised to guarantee our sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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cassad is certain strelkov is being set up by the pindos to take the rap for the boeing

Before we start, I’d just like to alert you to two implausible slabs of disinfo about the Boeing that have appeared today, apparently independently of each other, both based on supposed leaked audio intercepts. These two stories, in pre-Yandexified form for your convenience, here and here. But the case against Strelkov is right here, if you can face it – RB

Pending the Tribunal
Colonel Cassad, Jul 29 2015 10:18

A thesis on the preparation of the Tribunal for “the Boeing”.

1. Today is going to bring in the UNSC the question of the establishment of the Tribunal on “the Boeing”. This was to be expected, as expected and that Russia will use the veto and fail this decision. Despite the fact that further developments in this direction predicted, the parties will carefully approach the wagering roles.

2. Although in fact, Boeing has a huge pile texture does not fit with versions of “flew Boeing, and by a Buk shot down,” it is quite obvious that Pindostan and Co will to push the solution where the Boeing was shot down by Pro-Russian militia. The immediate culprit is already assigned: Strelkov should be the hook by which they want to hook up with Russia, in the same way that Gaddafi got the Lockerbie case. The fact that the evidence against Strelkov is on the level of fake stuffing in the Internets and applications provocateur Kurginyan, Pindosis certainly don’t care. Since the provocation “Boeing” was made too clumsy, and at once to accuse Russia did not work, they go through a longer path, and where the result of the investigation is quite obvious, as well as the range assigned to the perpetrators.

3. The Kremlin is well aware which way the wind is blowing, and otherwise put a spoke in the wheels of the Pindo line. At this point, the nomination of its own versions, one with “Buk” from the concern “Almaz-Antey”, one with Su-25 attack aircraft from the Investigative Committee. I like this version. It seems more realistic, the blocking of international legal procedures for the establishment of the Tribunal on the “Boeing”, which obviously will be used (if its new) for accusations of Russia in relation to the case of Boeing, diplomatic pressure on the Netherlands (after leaks from the Dutch investigators in the Pindo press, where Russia already has been named guilty, and finally just entered sanctions against the Netherlands (prohibited import of Dutch flowers, which is quite painful for the Dutch). Overall, the chosen strategy of blocking opponents’ initiatives, resulting in a deal with Boeing will last for years to come.

4. Russia to some extent itself invited this, when it agreed to transfer the wreckage and the bodies to the Dutch, although though even then it was warned against counting on the objectivity of the Dutch investigation. In favor of giving evidence can only be the existence of some hypothetical evidence in favor of the Russian versions, which allows the RF to take a fairly relaxed view of these initiatives, and not attach much importance to the wreckage of the liner. Here the trouble is that nobody has seen this hypothetical evidence. So here they can either be, or all is good, grin and bear it.

5. For Pindostan and Co, now, it is not actually important to directly accuse Russia, but to create international mechanisms that are being legitimized under international law, and collective commitments will provide a tool for the legal pressure on Russia. Go naturally will be using Strelkov and militia, accusing them of involvement in the downing of the Boeing, indirectly to incriminate Russia. Then of course pull out last year’s statements by Kurginyan and Khodakovsky about the Buk and the supply of weapons from Russia, and Ukrainian cooking. The ultimate purpose of the fuss around Strelkov is to present its main the direct culprit, putting Russia in a dilemma regarding solutions:

  1. To protect Strelkov by officially refusing to hand him over, as did Gaddafi with the suspects on whom were hung the attack in Lockerbie (thereby to some extent accepting responsibility for Strelkov), or
  2. To surrender Strelkov, this being the Yugoslav option, as when the Serbs handed over commanders who fought in Bosnia for judgment in the Hague, with potentially disastrous domestic consequences.

6. As these scenarios are quite obvious, the Kremlin will try to obstruct the Pindosis in the implementation of such plans. A strange story of the video footage of the first minutes after the fall of the “Boeing”, a cropped version of which appeared in the Australian editions of Murdoch’s media empire, looked like a controlled leak directed against the version with “Buk”. Probably on the background of the unwinding of the situation with the Tribunal, we will see either the full version of this video or other videos shed light on the strangeness of the case with the Malaysian “Boeing”. Russia is certainly not Libya, and it has several more opportunities in terms of countering clumsy assignations of blame to her on the basis of extremely rotten evidence base and numerous oddities accompanying this case.

7. Of course, after the expected veto of the RF in the UNSC, will immediately start screaming that Russia intentionally blocks the establishment of the Tribunal because she has something to hide, but in reality it will be nothing more than an unpleasant display of effects in the information war with Pindostan, as the consequences in case of concessions by the Tribunal will be much more unpleasant. Of course, as already announced, in the case of a Russian veto, will involve a different scenario, where the Pindosis will try to create a Tribunal in circumvention of the UN, but in this case, its legitimacy will be questionable, and its political motivation will be far more obvious in the spirit of the odious Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which certainly never convicted any of the leaders of the Western world of commanding aggression against a sovereign state. It’s possible that the next attempt after the UNSC could become one of the European offices, but it will be a long percentage, not promising quick results. Even more insignificant would be any Tribunal created by Kiev, as the interest of the junta in concealing evidence of their own involvement in the case of the “Boeing” is obvious.

there seems to be an absolutely huge sell-out coming up here, which will blacken putin’s name to a par with yeltsin’s

Russia Seen Reassessing Support for Assad
Thomas Grove, WSJ, July 27, 2015

MOSCOW – Russia has led a fresh push for diplomacy to resolve the Syrian conflict in recent months, and Syrian opposition leaders say they have detected a shift in Moscow’s long-standing support for Assad. Russian officials are showing more openness to discussing alternatives to Assad as his regime loses territory, the opposition leaders say. And with Russia’s economy battered by a plunge in oil prices and Western sanctions, the government may be considering both the strategic and economic benefits of changing its stance on Assad. Russia has proved one of Syria’s staunchest allies and its military and political backing has been indispensable in keeping Assad afloat during more than four years of conflict. But Fyodor Lukyanov, chairman of a Kremlin foreign-policy advisory council, said Russian policy makers are likely considering possible alternatives to the Syrian president. He said:

They are looking at the acceptability of other candidates at this point, but I have not heard any names.

If Moscow does provide an opening to broker a negotiated exit for Assad, it would be a dramatic turn in the conflict. AssaD acknowledged Sunday that his military was unable to hold on to parts of the country because the regime’s forces have been depleted by desertions, defections and death in more than four years of war that have killed a quarter million people. Assad’s other major international backer, Iran, shows no signs of wavering in its crucial military and financial support for the Syrian regime. But the long-sought nuclear deal reached earlier this month has also opened up the possibility of broader political cooperation between Tehran and the West on other regional issues such as the war in Syria. Hadi al-Bahra of the Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition said the SNC discussed Assad’s political fate with Russian officials for the first time in a meeting last month led by Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov. Ahmed Ramadan, another senior coalition member, also attended that meeting in the Turkish capital Ankara. He said:

We have been speaking with the Russians from the very beginning, and we have not heard one word of criticism of Assad, but now, the Russians are discussing the alternatives with us.

In addition to the Syrian opposition, Assad’s regional adversaries such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey have argued his ouster is essential to resolve the Syrian conflict and halt the spread of ISIS. The Obama administration recently has pursued Russian cooperation on its goal of ousting the Assad regime, based on intelligence assessments that the Syrian president is weakening. Obama spoke with Putin on Jun 25 and Jul 15 on an array of issues, including Syria. Obama hinted earlier this month that Putin may be changing his view. Obama said in a Jul 6 appearance at the Pentagon, after alluding to his conversation with Putin:

A glimmer of good news is, I think, an increasing recognition on the part of all the players in the region that … it is important for us to work together, as opposed to at cross-purposes, to make sure that an inclusive Syrian government exists.

In his speech on Sunday, Assad welcomed Russia’s initiative, but said his supporters were unlikely to approve concessions to an opposition he claimed was in league with terrorists. Publicly, Moscow says its support for Assad is unchanged. A Russian foreign ministry official said this month that the Kremlin sees him as the lawful president of Syria, and only the Syrian people can determine who would replace him. Russia says it favours a political transition in Damascus, and it has previously rejected Assad’s exit as a precondition to any kind of political deal. Russian military support for Syria dates back to the 1950s during the height of the Cold War. Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, Russia has provided arms, fuel and financial aid to Assad. It has also used its veto in the UNSC four times to shield the Syrian leader from resolutions calling for international action against him, standing firm against outside intervention in Syria.

In an interview with Russian reporters earlier this year, Assad invited Moscow to significantly increase its military presence in Syria. And earlier this month, Syria’s deputy foreign minister Faisal al-Mekdad dismissed suggestions that Moscow was wavering in its support for Assad. He said his regime was part of a “righteous coalition” that included Iran and Russia. But an exchange in a meeting last month between Putin and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem suggested Moscow’s patience with Damascus might be running thin. According to an official Russian transcript carried on the Kremlin’s website, Putin pointed out the regime’s recent military setbacks, and suggested Assad join forces with Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Moallem said the idea was farfetched.

Russia has financial and political incentives to change course on backing Assad. The country has been politically isolated by Western sanctions. Lower oil prices and sanctions have taken a toll on the economy. After a meeting in Russia last month between Putin and Saudi defense minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom held out the prospect of investing up to $10b in Russia. Saudi Arabia, for its part, may seek Russian help to develop its own nuclear program. The kingdom signed a deal to cooperate with Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom on joint projects, Rosatom said last month. Better ties with Riyadh could also unlock Russian arms deals that have been on hold for more than a year. They include a $3.5b arms sale to Egypt, which relies on Riyadh to finance its arms purchases. Improved relations could also spur Saudi Arabia to back fresh negotiations between the Syrian opposition and the regime. Yelena Suponina of the Kremlin-affiliated Russian Institute for Strategic Research said:

With closer ties between Russia and Saudi Arabia, the Saudis have hinted that they may be able to get the opposition to come to Moscow to talk to the government of Syria. Such a constructive dialogue has started.

But the Saudi monarchy may prove unwilling to compromise on anything short of Assad’s exit. Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi commentator close to the kingdom’s leadership, said:

Saudi Arabia has not succeeded yet in changing the Russian position toward Assad, but it is still trying, sometimes through persuasion and at times through enticement.

Better relations with Russia could also give Saudi Arabia and others more leverage in dealing with the Syrian regime’s main regional sponsor, Iran. While Iran and Russia both back Assad, Tehran has become a far more integral part of the Syrian regime through the financial aid and militia manpower it provides. Khamenei said in a speech this month that his country would never give up its support for Assad’s government. Moallem, the Syrian foreign minister, said he believes Iran’s nuclear deal with the West will only translate into more Iranian financial, military and political support for his regime and even greater legitimacy. He said:

The stronger our allies are, the stronger we are.

a franco-german tank will look like pieces from two different tanks glued together

France, Germany to join hands (sic! – RB) to battle UKUSA tanks
Pakistan Daily Times, Jul 28 2015

PARIS – French and German armoured vehicle makers Nexter and KMW are to seal their long-planned merger on Wednesday, the France Ministry of Defence said, combining the Leclerc and Leopard tank brands to compete with the Pindo-made Abrams and Britain’s Challenger. French state-controlled Nexter Systems and privately-held Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) of Germany have been in exclusive tie-up talks for more than a year. One apparent sticking-point had been the reported preference of German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel for an all-German merger of KMW with automotive and defence group Rheinmetall, designed to save jobs. Another was the need for a change to French law to accommodate the deal, which took effect Jul 9. The merged company will be 50% owned by the French government through GIAT Industries, and 50% by the Bode-Wegmann family, which owns KMW, according to a government document explaining the recent law change.

giraldi (who is ex-CIA) has just written pollard’s release into his ongoing saga of misery under the ZOG without comment

Israel’s $100M Gamble: The Lobby doubles down on its propaganda war
Philip Giraldi, Unz Review, Jul 28 2015

Obama’s agreement with Iran to establish a strict inspection regime over its nuclear program is good for everyone. For Pindostan and its friends in the region, it eliminates the likelihood of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, a competition that would inevitably involve Washington and escalate. For Iran, it will end the punishment of the Iranian people through sanctions, it has been welcomed by reformers in that country, and it could lead to an easing up and normalizing of the current regime. Even Israel, which is crying wolf, benefits from an Iranian government that has had most of its tools for creating a nuclear weapon taken away or placed under strict control. It allows Israel to remain the only nuclear-armed power in the Middle East, which from Tel Aviv’s perspective must be regarded as desirable. And Israel also will also be receiving a windfall of new Pindosi-taxpayer-provided weaponry, as well as the release of Jonathan Pollard, whom many Israelis regard as a hero.

A majority of Pindo Jews support congressional approval of the agreement, a larger percentage than for Pindos overall, even though that view is not shared by many Jewish organizations. So Israel’s desire to upend the arrangement must be based on something else, and that something is almost certainly what Iran represents as a regional power. Iran has more than ten times the Israeli population, is physically nearly 74 times larger, has abundant oil resources and a young and highly-educated workforce. It is geographically well-situated on both the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea, with borders on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Armenia, Azerbaijan Turkmenistan and Turkey. Israel has never been seriously bothered by the potential of an Iranian nuke, which has been little more than a pretext. It has been concerned over Iran becoming an unfriendly regional superpower, similar to Turkey. Its response to that threat has been to align Pindo policy with its own, in an attempt to convert Iran into a perpetual enemy. Now that alignment is broken, and Israel or to be more precise Netanyahu is completely losing it, pulling out all the stops to break the deal.

Israel’s Lobby in Pindostan has declared war and has mobilized behind the effort, to include its assets in congress and the media. On the day when the agreement was announced, CBS evening news played a short recorded clip of Obama’s announcement, but then followed it with a much longer live interview with Netanyahu. Israel’s Ambassador to Pindostan, Ron Dermer, has been observed frantically visiting Capitol Hill congressional offices, and there are reports that a number of Israeli government officials and politicians are on their way to Washington to personally lobby at all levels of the federal government. It is even rumored that Netanyahu himself might make a visit just before the crucial vote. The main talking point for all the Israeli officials is that the agreement will guarantee Iran’s eventually obtaining a nuclear weapon, which has been Netanyahu’s frequently repeated refrain.

Other arguments being made are predictable, stressing Iran’s destabilization of the region, its human rights record and its support of “terrorists.” An Israeli ‘think-tank’ funded by Sheldon Adelson is even citing allegations that Iran tried to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to Washington, a claim that has long been discredited. Many other criticisms of Iran are largely being improvised and expanded as they go along, to include the claim that Iranians are liars and cannot be trusted. Many of the arguments are being replayed by friends in the media. The intent of the sustained barrage is to influence Congress directly, while creating a groundswell of popular opinion opposed to the agreement that will eventually convince those sitting on the fence and translate into a veto-proof vote against Obama in Congress. With the GOP commanding a majority in both houses, the numbers suggest that even if each Republican senator or congressman votes “no”, a considerable number of Democrats must do likewise. Many are under intense pressure and are wavering, meaning that every single vote will be important.

An unprecedented amount of money is being raised to fund the effort. The JPost is reporting that AIPAC Executive Director Harold Kohr has advised all of his more than 150 employees to cancel their summer vacation plans, as everyone has to be on hand to fight against the Iran agreement. Martha’s Vineyard is believed to be in recession as a result. The WaPo is reporting that AIPAC alone is going to spend between $20m and $40m on television, radio and newspaper ads plus direct lobbying. It has prepared phone scripts for its tens of thousands of activist supporters to use in calling the media and congressmen. The war chest will be funnelled through a new alphabet soup organization that is being set up for the purpose, the Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran (CNFI), which has former Senator Joe Lieberman on its advisory committee. TV ads are already appearing in the Washington area and there has been a “Stop Iran” rally in New York City. The television ads carefully and deliberately do not mention Israel at all, but seek to make a case that Iran is a danger to Pindostan.

Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran joins other organizations active in the effort, to include United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the Zionist Organization of Pindostan (ZOA), the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) with its 40,000 members, the Israel Project, Jewish Federations in Boston and Miami, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), the Hudson Institute, the McCain Institute, and Taglit-Birthright Israel, each of which will have its own budget and targeting. It is not inconceivable that more than $100m could be spent to derail the agreement, but bear in mind that that is mere chump change to Sheldon Adelson, who is likely funding much of the effort.

The Jewish Pindosi media is also speculating regarding an apparent AIPAC plan to up the ante by directly targeting some Congress critturs who support the president, making clear that it will seek to unseat them in 2016. They are reportedly calling it the “doomsday weapon.” It remains to be seen if voters would be swayed by a campaign based on Israeli interests, directed against mostly Democrat critturs in districts where there might be few Jewish or evangelical voters, but the leak of the plan in the media is most likely a ploy to intimidate some critturs who have contested seats and who are hesitating regarding how they will vote. Against all that pressure, the White House will be busy making its case, but beyond that there is little organized opposition to the enormous pro-Israel lobbying effort that will be taking place. The National Iranian Pindosi Council (NIAC) will no doubt do its best by placing some ads and do its own face-to-face lobbying, but it will be hugely outspent by the pro-Israel billionaires, and will be invisible when confronted by the tremendous access the Lobby enjoys to the media and Congress.

Now consider for a moment what is happening here: the de facto and de jure agents of a foreign government are actively and openly lobbying and propagandizing to overturn an agreement entered into by the POTUS. The Israeli government is over here working the Congress and media directly on the issue, an unparalleled and almost unimaginable violation of diplomatic norms and a sign if one was needed that Netanyahu has no respect whatsoever for the White House. To be sure, the Pindosi citizens who are engaged in this effort have a perfect right to campaign to change government policy but they should be asking themselves if they are placing Israel’s perceived interests ahead of those of their own country, given the lack of any plausible argument suggesting that Iran is actually threatening Pindostan or will do so in the future if the agreement is concluded. Indeed, the threat from Iran, if there is one, is minimized by reducing its ability to enrich uranium. So the debate over Iran is, as usual, really all about Israel.

I don’t know how the mostly Republican Congress critturs who are taking the lead in opposition to an agreement are able to square what they are doing with their own consciences, in light of their once-upon-a-time election to the legislature of Pindostan. They should perhaps recall that they do not represent Israel, and they might also consider that they are actually damaging the security of Pindostan by their actions. Most Pindosis, who are being ignored by Congress, oppose by an overwhelming majority either giving Israel any more aid or releasing Pollard, and most support the agreement with Iran. The Pindosi sheeple have been bearing the burden of unnecessary wars since 2001, and it is past time that they be given a break from the apparent imperative to defer to the presumed interests of foreign leaders like Benjamin Netanyahu. If Israel’s friends are calling on Congress, it is time that ordinary Pindo citizens begin to do the same, to demand that the agreement with Iran be approved. We far outnumber the Israel-Firsters, and we will have to be heard, so let’s do it.