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Preface/Intro & Part 1, all complete.

Tishby, Preface & Introduction
Tishby, Part One
Tishby, Part Two (in progress)
Tishby, Part Three (in progress)

i’m going to scatter fragments of sarcasm from the fora over this page too, for a few hours, it is one way of listing the points

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i suppose that twerp saker has invented some stupid justification for all this whoring

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once again, russia pays for its myopic support of the old soviet-era dictators

Lukashenko refuses Russia’s (informal, afaics) request for a base in Belarus. “Dad”, as the infantilised morons are encouraged to call him, says Russia don’t need no stinking base in his manor.

it seems like only a week ago they said nudelman had had a stroke

Nuland: Sanctions against Russia will continue till the Crimea will return to Ukraine
RIA FAN, Oct 6 2015

WASHINGTON – “Crimean sanctions will remain as long as there is occupation,” said Nuland, speaking at the Washington-based Marshall Fund. Last year residents of Crimea during the referendum, the absolute majority voted for the exit of the region from Ukraine and joining to Russia. Many Western countries said that Russia carried out the annexation of the Crimea. Recall the referendum, which was 83.1% of voters, 96,77% voted for reunification with Russia. However, the Kiev authorities refused to recognize the loss of the Peninsula, declaring him “temporarily occupied territory.”

zbig at the highbrow end & rubio in the neanderthal corner

Brzezinski: Obama should retaliate if Russia doesn’t stop attacking ‘Pindo assets’
Nick Gass, Politico, Oct 5 2015

Pindostan should threaten to retaliate if Russia does not stop attacking ‘Pindo assets’ in Syria, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday, more or less as follows:

Moscow’s apparent decision to strike non-ISIS targets, including rebels backed by the CIA, at best reflects Russian military incompetence, and worst, evidence of a dangerous desire to highlight Pindosi political impotence. […] In these rapidly unfolding circumstances, Pindostan has only one real option if it is to protect its wider stakes in the region: to convey to Moscow the demand that it cease and desist from military actions that directly affect ‘Pindo assets’. The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland. They could be ‘disarmed’ if they persist in provoking Pindostan. […] The problem in the Middle East is bigger than Syria, and it would behoove Russia to cooperate with Pindostan, who cannot as it did in the past, rely upon Britain and France to play a decisive role in the region. But better still, Russia might be persuaded to act with Pindostan in seeking a wider accommodation to a regional problem that transcends the interests of a single state. Instead of a new form of neocolonial domination, Pindostan, along with China and Russia, must act in concert to protect their mutual interests. China would doubtless prefer to stay on the sidelines. It might calculate that it will then be in a better position to pick up the pieces. But the regional chaos could easily spread northeastward, eventually engulfing central and north-eastern Asia. Both Russia and then China could be adversely affected. But Pindosi interests and Pindostan’s friends, not to mention regional stability, would also suffer. It is time, therefore, for strategic boldness.

And the Neanderthal, as promised:

Marco Rubio Wants to Risk War with Russia Over Syria
Kristinn Taylor, Gateway Pundit, Oct 5 2015

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio gave an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood on Monday in which Rubio called for Pindostan to risk war with Russia to enforce a proposed no-fly zone over Syria. Rubio said going to war with Russia would be better than the current state of affairs in Syria, citing the migration crisis, the growth of terrorist groups including ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, and having Pres Putin as the “most influential geopolitical broker in the region.” Transcript via CNBC:

Q: One foreign policy question, and I’m going to toss it back to Scott, who has a question for you as well. You support a no-fly zone in Syria?

A: I support a safe zone in Syria, and that includes a no-fly zone, correct.

Q: Would you be willing to engage in military conflict with the Russians, who are now flying bombing missions over Syria, to enforce that zone? Would you be willing to have war with Russia over that?

A: No. The answer to your question is the following: #1, if you are going to have a no-fly zone, it has to be against anyone who would dare intrude upon it, and I am confident that the USAF can enforce that, including against the Russians, that I believe the Russians would not test that. I don’t think it’s in the Russians’ interest to engage in an armed conflict with Pindostan.

Q: You think Putin would back off if we had a no-fly zone?

A: I don’t think he’s going to go into a safe zone, absolutely. I don’t believe he will look for a direct military conflict against Pindostan in order to into a safe zone.

Q: What if he was?

A: Well, then you’re going to have a problem. But that would be no different from any other adversary

Q: You’d be willing to accept that consequence?

A: Because the alternative is this massive migration crisis that we’re now facing. The alternative is that Assad will remain in power, but never control the whole of Syria again. The alternative is the continued growth of non-ISIS terrorist groups in addition to ISIS itself. So I think the alternative is worse.

Q: Don’t you think the prospect of potential military, hot military conflict with Russia, would scare the Pindo sheeple?

A: Sure. But the consequences of not doing anything would scare them even more, and that includes its ongoing crisis of the migratory crisis that we’re facing, the continued growth not just of ISIS but of Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups in the region as well. At the end of the day, this is not an easy situation, and we wish we didn’t find ourselves here, and in many reasons we are in this position because of what the Obama administration didn’t do two and a half years ago, when I was advocating for them to do this, two and a half years ago, or a year and a half ago, not now. That being said, we cannot say, well, if Putin is going to test us, then we can’t do anything. You’ve basically at that point ceded to him as becoming the most influential geopolitical broker in the region.

nimmo’s got a bit bipolar today

Saudi Clerics Call for Jihad Against Russia in Syria
Kurt Nimmo, Infowars, Oct 6 2015

A number of prominent clerics in Saudi Arabia have called for Sunni Muslims and Arabs to “give all moral, material, political and military” support to ISIS. Al-Arabiya, the Dubai-based Saudi television news channel, reports the fatwa was not supported by the Saudi government, which has officially denounced ISIS. Despite the Saudi government’s denial of support for ISIS, there is widespread support for the terror group in the Gulf and wealthy Saudis are responsible for funding ISIS along with Jabhat al-Nusra and other Jihadi organizations. The fatwa declares:

The holy warriors of Syria are defending the whole Islamic nation. Trust them and support them … because if they are defeated, God forbid, it will be the turn of one Sunni country after another. The Western-Russian coalition with the Safavids (Iran) and the Nusairis (Alawites) are making a real war against the Sunni people and their countries.

The Wahhabi clerics characterized Russia’s defense of the Assad government in Syria and its airstrikes on Jihadi groups in the country as an Orthodox Christian crusade. They also attacked the West for denying the Jihadis anti-aircraft weapons, according to Reuters. Last week Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir rejected a Russian overture to end the conflict in Syria and said Assad must step down immediately or face what he called the “military option.” Earlier this year Saudi Arabia and Turkey established Jaish al-Fatah, or the Army of Conquest, a command structure for Jihadi groups in Syria that includes Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar ash-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa and the MB-linked Sham Legion. Julien Barnes-Dacey of the Euro CFR asked in the Graun on Saturday:

Do the Saudis now try to take matters decisively into their hands, including by providing rebels with sophisticated weaponry long denied them? The new king has shown a willingness to be much more assertive and take measures into the kingdom’s own hands. If the Saudis see the situation slipping out of their hands, and there is a real sense that the Iranians are consolidating their position in Syria, you could see much stronger response.

when dog-faced demons ran the world

LDNR agreed to postpone their elections to 2016
RT.com, Oct 6 2015

The envoys of the LDNR in the contact group on settlement in the Donbass, Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Danego, stated that the Republics agree to postpone local elections on their territories from Oct 18 and Nov 1 respectively, to next year, reports TASS.

This is actually a lesser dog-faced fruit bat:


Statement from Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Danego
Minsk, Tuesday Oct 6 2015

We are pleased to note that the LC proposal to postpone the elections in the Donbass to Feb 21 2016 with full implementation by the Kiev political points “Minsk-2” takes into account “Channel four”. We have studied the application and the recommendation of Ms Merkel and Mr Hollande following the Paris summit on Oct 2. Here in Minsk today, we have held consultations with representatives of OSCE and Russia. We have also received instructions from our leaders, Alexander Zakharchenko and I Plotnitsky. According to the results of this work, we wish to announce the consent of the LDNR on the postponement of the elections previously scheduled for Oct 18 and Nov 1, to the following year. During this time, Ukraine will be obliged to fulfil all its obligations under the Minsk agreement commitments namely:

  • to provide for the special status of the Donbass,
  • to prevent the prosecution and punishment of persons who were participants of events in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as
  • to be re-voted amendments to the Constitution in new form coherent with our version.

We are ready to work together with all participants of the Minsk talks over the approval of the draft special law on elections. But this work can be continued only after the approval of the rules of the Contact Group and Working Groups. We need some protocol to secure both differences and compromises, and to clearly understand what decisions have been agreed and what have not. The lack of formalized and published decisions has led to the fact that Kiev, until today, has either directly sabotaged the fulfilment of the Minsk agreements, or taken unilateral decisions that distort their meaning. Therefore, the political settlement has not moved a step since February. Our work in Minsk gave the result: our own rules. We believe that the draft special electoral law and the draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine and other acts, should be endorsed and encouraged by all participants of the Minsk talks. And if during the vote in Parliament or otherwise, the agreed text will change, we will consider it a rude and unacceptable breach of a package of measures. LDNR confirmed the commitment to the peace process for the sake of a decent life and protection of the rights of the people of Donbass.

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zakh is still stonewalling over the young woman ‘disappeared’ by girl sasha’s goons

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the shade of baron julius obviously summoned these minions and told them to prove obama has gone soft on iran

Pindo enforcement of Iran arms embargo slipped during nuclear talks: sources
Yeganeh Torbati, Brett Wolf, Jeff Mason, Stuart Grudgings, Reuters, Oct 5 2015

WASHINGTON/ST LOUIS – Addressing concerns that a landmark nuclear deal reached this year could boost Iran’s military power, the Obama administration reassured critics that it would maintain and enforce its remaining tough sanctions against the country. Yet the Pindo government has pursued far fewer violations of a long-standing arms embargo against Iran in the past year compared to recent years, according to a review of court records and interviews with two senior officials involved in sanctions enforcement. The sharp fall in new prosecutions did not reflect fewer attempts by Iran to break the embargo, the officials said. Rather, uncertainty among prosecutors and agents on how the terms of the deal would affect cases made them reluctant to commit already scarce resources with the same vigor as in previous years, the officials said. The more relaxed enforcement raises questions over how strictly the arms embargo and other remaining sanctions will be applied in future, since the nuclear deal still needs to be implemented and Iran will likely remain sensitive to a tough sanctions regime. In FY 2015, which ended on Sep 30, Pindo law enforcement officials filed fresh charges just twice against those suspected of attempting to smuggle weapons and related technology from Pindostan to Iran, according to court records. Eight such cases were brought in FY 2014. By comparison, around 10 to 12 such cases were brought in each of the preceding six years. One of the senior officials said:

There’s been a precipitous drop-off. The facts are the facts. There’s no other explanation. There’s already a reticence in some agencies and some federal prosecutors’ offices to pursue the cases because they are so tough to build and time-consuming. And if we’re going to normalize things with Iran soon, people are asking, ‘Is it worth it?’

The Pindo sanctions being lifted as the direct result of the July nuclear deal are largely nuclear-related measures that barred other countries from dealing with Iran’s banking and oil sectors. Pindo sanctions for Iran’s alleged human rights violations and support for militant groups remain in place, as do measures barring Pindosis from most trade with Iran. A UN embargo on conventional weapons will be lifted in five years, and a UN embargo on ballistic missiles in eight. Multiple Pindo laws and regulations still bar the export of Pindo goods and technology to Iran, especially anything related to defense. Obama administration officials say they continued to aggressively enforce sanctions against Iran throughout the negotiations, are still doing so, and will strictly enforce the remaining sanctions after the deal is implemented. Spox Marc Raimondi said:

The Justice Dept continues to pursue criminal prosecutions against those that seek to circumvent Pindo sanctions involving Iran and other export controls. There are numerous ongoing cases.

A senior Commerce Dept official said its Office of Export Enforcement “continues to vigorously enforce sanctions on Iran,” and that Iran cases make up the bulk of its current file. Elizabeth Bourassa, a spox for the Treasury Dept’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said:

This department has enforced sanctions at the same pace since the framework deal was announced with Iran in April as it did in the preceding year and a half. OFAC enforces a wide variety of sanctions beyond non-proliferation, including financial, terrorism, and oil measures. Since the start of the negotiating period, OFAC imposed sanctions on more than 100 Iran-related individuals and entities, concluded more than 20 Iran-related enforcement actions, and assessed (imposed, without appeal I suppose – RB) approximately $525m in penalties for violations of Iran-related sanctions.

In the past decade, individuals have attempted to export a range of Pindo goods with military applications to Iran, such as aircraft parts, night-vision goggles, and a horizontal lathe used to make high-grade steel, according to court documents. In one of the cases in the most recent fiscal year, Pindo officials charged several members of what they called an “Iranian procurement network” with illegally exporting $24m worth of goods to Iran, including high-tech Pindo-origin electronics. In the other case, an Oklahoma City man was charged in Oct 2014 with smuggling firearm shell casings to Iran. The second senior law enforcement official offered us the following fruity farrago:

As a deal with Iran grew closer in the past year, front-line agents and prosecutors who enforce Iran sanctions followed the situation closely, carefully weighing whether it was worth it to open new investigations. Iran arms embargo cases can be highly complex, specialized, time-consuming and sometimes involve high-risk undercover operations. Some prosecutors and agents were wary of investing years of time and money in cases that might suddenly become moot. No one distributed a memo saying, ‘Don’t work these cases.’ No one is that stupid. But with this deal coming, everything was thrown up in the air. Everyone was looking for guidance.

There are also indications that this summer, as negotiations with Iran reached a critical point, Obama administration officials were concerned with how sanctions enforcement could affect the talks. In a Jun 2015 email seen by Reuters, a Treasury official contacted an official from New York’s Dept of Financial Services expressing alarm about an Iran-related investigation. The official, whose name was redacted in the email, wrote:

Any actions that are taken in connection with sanctions violations pertaining to Iran may have serious impacts on the ongoing negotiations and Pindo foreign policy goals and objectives.

Rep Patrick Meehan, a Republican critic of the Iran deal and a former federal prosecutor, (is the person who wrote this entire story for us and dropped it into our laps ready-made, a favour we much appreciate). He authored a bill that would prevent sanctions relief for Iran until it pays restitution to victims of Iranian-backed attacks, prompting the White House to say Obama would veto any legislation that prevents implementation of the deal. He said:

The drop in prosecutions and the letter from Treasury indicate that the Obama administration relaxed the sanctions to protect the negotiations. There should have been clear signals sent from the administration that there is to be no interruption, that the law is clear and unambiguous. There’s a subtle way of simply chilling out the willingness of investigators to pursue the cases in the first place. I look at the pattern and that’s what disturbs me.

ah ha ha, what a fucking brain you got there, weltführer ashtray!

Russia escalating Syria war by targeting moderate opposition: Ashtray
Phil Stewart, Reuters, Oct 5 2015

MADRID – Russia is escalating Syria’s civil war by targeting the moderate opposition, Pindo Sec Def Ashtray Carter said on Monday, comparing Moscow’s effort to bolster Assad to tethering itself to a sinking ship. Carter said in a speech during a trip to Spain:

By targeting its military action in Syria against moderate groups, Russia has escalated the civil war.


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