there’s something missing here: maybe a simple attempt to work out what the houthis must be thinking

Obama and Saudis Support Al-Qaeda in Yemen
Kurt Nimmo, Infowars, Apr 24 2015

According to corporate media reports, the Saudis are worried about recent advances in war-torn Yemen. Earlier this month, as the Saudi bombing campaign against the Houthis intensified, AQAP captured al-Mukalla, a coastal city in south Yemen. AQAP then took control of a military base, an airport, oil terminal and other facilities near the fifth largest city in Yemen’s Hadhramaut province. Mustafa Alani, a security analyst connected to Riyadh’s Interior Ministry, told reporters in Riyadh:

The calculation was that as long as this chaos in Yemen continues, AQ will take advantage, which has a huge impact on Saudi security. It’s a major reason they acted in Yemen and convinced Pindostan to join them.

Following the capture of the airport, Moon of Alabama noted that AQ’s control of the facility would be a plus for the Saudis, not a minus. The blog noted on Thursday:

That was meant more as a joke, but now turns out to be likely spot on.

The brigade reportedly overrun at the airport was the 27th Infantry brigade in Mukalla. Its commander is Mohammed Ali Mohsen, who is linked to the Yemeni branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, Islah. Unlike other branches of the Brotherhood, a documented asset of UKUSA intelligence, Islah is supported by the Saudis (Saudi intelligence is not really rebelling against UKUSA, but only pretending, on UKUSA instructions, to do so – RB). Ali Mohsen ordered his troops to put up no resistance to the AQ takeover of the city and the airport. According to news reports, AQ then rebranded themselves:

AQ fighters have seized the airport, government buildings and a refinery around al-Mukalla, establishing themselves as the most powerful local force. In an effort to win popular support, they have begun calling themselves the Sons of Hadhramaut and have promised to quickly return control of the city to local civilian leaders. When they seized a major army base outside of the city on Friday, they allowed the soldiers inside to leave unharmed, according to a local tribal leader.

Moon of Alabama comments:

To the Saudis the Zeydi Shia and especially the Houthis are extremist groups. AQ, especially in the form of popular committees like the Sons of Hadhramaut, are friends and tools to be armed and used to Saudi advantage. As the Houthis will certainly not give up under Saudi pressure, the Riyan Mukalla Airport seized by the popular Sons of Hadhramaut will soon be indeed very busy.

The Obama administration fully supports the Saudi onslaught that continues to mercilessly slaughter Yemenis. Earlier in the week, Obama tried to make it appear his administration is a peace-broker. The LA Times reported:

Top Obama administration officials have failed for several days to persuade Saudi Arabia’s government to limit the scope of its airstrikes on cities and towns in Yemen, a campaign that authorities said killed nearly 50 people Monday in Sana, the capital.

The Saudis quickly rebranded their offensive and offered a kinder and gentler propaganda. They promised to be a bit more mindful as they kill civilians by the dozens. The Obama administration backed down its disingenuous rhetoric. Pindostan, however, will continue to provide intelligence, logistical aid, arms shipments, and a naval flotilla including a Pindosi aircraft carrier tasked with monitoring Iranian ships to make sure the Houthis do not receive anti-aircraft missiles to combat the relentless Saudi airstrikes. Doug Bandow, writing for the Pindosi Spectator, says:

The entire campaign is built on a lie… Obama is holding the Saudi royals’ coats as they intervene in the Yemeni civil war. At least Washington has not complied with Riyadh’s demand that Pindostan oust Pres Assad, who threatens Pindosi interests less than does the KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). But the Saudis and their allies may yet find a way to maneuver Pindostan into that war as well.

The Saudis and their Pindosi partners now have an airfield and a captured military base in al-Mukalla. These assets will be needed if the Sunni war against the Shia Houthis in Yemen will be successful. Success, however, will remain elusive. The LA Times reported after the Saudis announced their new air campaign in mid-April:

Security experts question whether the coalition can achieve its goals through airstrikes alone. Saudi officials have not ruled out sending in tanks, artillery and other ground forces massed along the frontier. But Saudi leaders appear wary of such a move against the Houthis, hardened guerrillas who belong to an offshoot of Shiite Islam known as Zaidism. The last time the Saudis fought the Houthis in the rugged mountains of northern Yemen, in 2009, more than 100 of their men were killed. Pakistan’s parliament voted Friday to stay out of the conflict, a blow to the Saudis, who had reportedly asked the country to send troops, fighter jets and warships. “This will turn Yemen into Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam,” said Mohammed al-Kibsi, a veteran journalist the Yemen capital of Sana, where the Houthis seized control in September.

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of course we are all hoping that at the end of this lies a simple government minister’s confession: “of course hezbollah didn’t do it, we all knew that”

Former spy master flees Argentina amid threats
Peter Prengaman, Almudena Calatrava, AP, Apr 23 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s most famous spy master has fled the country due to threats on his life and is not complying with a summons ordering him to testify Thursday in connection with the investigation into a 1994 terror bombing, his lawyer said. Antonio Stiuso fears for his safety, his lawyer, Santiago Blanco Bermudez, told AP during an interview Wednesday evening. He said Stiuso contends the government is trying to sully his reputation following the mysterious death of a prosecutor who accused Argentine leaders of protecting the masterminds of the bombing. “We believe he will continue to be a government target,” said Blanco Bermudez, who declined to specify the threats or disclose his client’s location. Stiuso was called to testify Thursday about allegations he hid information related to the bombing, which killed 85 people at Argentina’s main Jewish center. Stiuso also has been accused of running a contraband operation and tax evasion. Blanco Bermudez said all the accusations were baseless.

Stiuso, who oversaw a vast wire-tapping operation before being removed from his post in December, had assisted prosecutor Alberto Nisman in his investigation of the unsolved bombing, which stands as the country’s worst terrorist attack. Nisman was found shot dead in his bathroom on Jan 18, days after accusing President Cristina Fernandez of reaching a secret deal with Iran to cover up its alleged responsibility for the bombing. Fernandez strongly denies the accusations, which have been thrown out by a federal judge and rejected on appeal, and Iran long has said it had no role in the attack. Fernandez, in recent months, has suggested Nisman was killed by rogue intelligence agents, but has not provided any details to support that. She also said that Stiuso fed false information to Nisman and even had a hand in writing the late prosecutor’s 289-page report detailing the accusations against her. Blanco Bermudez rejected those suggestions, saying Stiuso’s role as operations director of the former Secretary of Intelligence was to gather information, not evaluate it for legal purposes. “Nisman didn’t tell him about his case,” said Blanco Bermudez.

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it remains only to explain why the neocons automatically assumed hundreds of key positions in govt & academia (and still hold them)

Remember When Bush and Cheney Fought Over Bombing Iran?
Adam Weinstein, Gawker.com, Apr 23 2015

Here’s a Treasury of Dick Cheney Creeper Shots, Courtesy of the AP. In searching for a photo to accompany this post recounting old and new instances of Dick Cheney’s… Read more

There was Dick Cheney, as always, arguing that the only way to deal with Iran was to bomb it back to 1953. But President Bush 43, on the unanimous advice of his generals, decided such a campaign would be a disaster, and Cheney began an end run that’s working wonders with today’s top Republicans. Cheney, former UN ambassador John Bolton, Senate upstarts like Tom Cotton, and virtually all of their party’s presidential wannabes have assailed the current administration for pursuing diplomacy with Iran. As the 2016 election looms, a hawkish neocon point of view that once seemed thoroughly discredited by facts on the ground has become the centerpiece of Republicans’ foreign policy arguments. Cotton, the architect of last month’s patronizing letter to Iran signed by 47 GOP senators that threatened to sink a diplomatic deal between the countries, went so far last week as to paint a rosy picture of a Pindosi campaign against Iran, saying it could “just take one night” and have no bad consequences. But if Cotton thinks critics of his war talk are weak leaders, he must really hate Bush 43 and his military staff, who nixed this very same idea in late 2006 because of its potential for “devastating” repercussions. Writing in May 2007, Time reporter Joe Klein recounted how Bush rejected war with Iran as his hawkish defense secretary Don Rumsfeld was exiting the administration, and how Cheney started a “bomb Iran” whisper campaign that’s starting to pay off, nearly a decade later:

Last December, as Rumsfeld was leaving, President Bush met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in “The Tank,” the secure room in the Pentagon where the Joint Chiefs discuss classified matters of national security. Bush asked the Chiefs about the wisdom of a troop “surge” in Iraq. They were unanimously opposed. Then Bush asked about the possibility of a successful attack on Iran’s nuclear capability. He was told that Pindostan could launch a devastating air attack on Iran’s government and military, wiping out the Iranian air force, the command and control structure and some of the more obvious nuclear facilities. But the Chiefs were once again unanimously opposed to taking that course of action. Why? Because our intelligence inside Iran is very sketchy. There was no way to be sure that we could take out all of Iran’s nuclear facilities. Furthermore, the Chiefs warned, the Iranian response in Iraq and, quite possibly, in terrorist attacks on Pindostan could be devastating. Bush apparently took this advice to heart and went to Plan B, a covert destabilization campaign reported earlier this week by ABC News.

Interestingly, the troop surge in Iraq did eventually happen, but the Iran war did not. It was a bridge too far even for Bush. Absent Rumsfeld’s bumbling belligerence in the cabinet, Cheney no longer had the muscle to goad Bush and pro-engagement members of his circle like Condoleezza Rice into an open shooting conflict with Iran. Bush’s decision to back off of a war stance led to some confusion among ambitious Republicans looking for slick talking points on Iran at the time. In the last days of his failed presidential campaign, Mike Huckabee, for example, took to the pages of ForeignAffairs.com to advocate direct diplomatic engagement with Iran:

Sun-tzu’s ancient wisdom is relevant today: “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” Yet we have not had diplomatic relations with Iran in almost 30 years; the Pindosi government usually communicates with the Iranian government through the Swiss embassy in Tehran. When one stops talking to a parent or a friend, differences cannot be resolved and relationships cannot move forward. The same is true for countries… Whereas there can be no rational dealings with AQ, Iran is a nation-state seeking regional clout and playing the game of power politics we understand and can skillfully pursue. We cannot live with AQ, but we might be able to live with a contained Iran.

Cheney, though, was one conservative who never wavered in his hawkish ambitions, so much so that after Bush nixed the war option, Cheney’s staffers mused about ways to get Iran to attack Pindosi troops and effect a Pearl Harbor-style backlash among the Pindosi sheeple that overwhelmingly preferred diplomacy to war with Iran. New America Foundation fellow and Atlantic contributor Steve Clemons recounts how Team Cheney got its aggressive groove back:

One member of Cheney’s national security staff, David Wurmser, worried out loud that Cheney felt that his wing was “losing the policy argument on Iran” inside the administration, and that they might need to “end run” the president with scenarios that may narrow his choices. The option that Wurmser allegedly discussed was nudging Israel to launch a low-yield cruise missile strike against the Natanz nuclear reactor in Iran, thus “hopefully” prompting a military reaction by Tehran against Pindo forces in Iraq and the Gulf. When queried about Wurmser’s alleged comments, a senior Bush administration official told the NYT: “The vice president is not necessarily responsible for every single thing that comes out of the mouth of every single member of his staff.”

But it’s not too far from what Cheney says these days, as he hawks an upcoming book titled Exceptional! Why the World Needs a Powerful Pindostan. His model of military confrontation with Iran has virtually become a litmus test for GOP presidential types. Jeb Bush has hired a bunch of Iran neocons to advise him on foreign policy. Ted Cruz, a signatory to Cotton’s letter, followed Cotton in comparing Obama’s recent proposed deal with Iran to Britain’s appeasement of Hitler in 1938. Marco Rubio is racing to keep up with the war crowd. And Huckabee, who once called Iran a rational ”nation-state seeking regional clout” in the usual ways and advocated diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic, is now drooling, weeks before his anticipated entry in the presidential race, that Iran is a snake that needs killing before it bites:

When you’re dealing with snakes, you’re dealing with an entity with which you cannot reason. You can’t pet the snake, you can’t feed it, you don’t try to make friends with it, you don’t invite it into your home. You kill the snake, because the snake will bite you if it has the chance. And the only way to prevent the snake from biting you is to keep your distance, or kill the snake before it has a chance to get close enough to bite you. [Negotiating with Iran] is like trusting the snake. You can try to calm and reason with the snake, but the snake is going to bite when it can. It’s absurd for us to consider that the Iranians are going to be anything other than what they are.

Somewhere, somehow, along the way, Cheney’s case for war with Iran, a case that even Dubya found wanting, has become the jumping-off point for conservative would-be leaders of the free world. Does any of this mean diplomacy with Iran will solve all of Pindostan’s problems with the Islamic Republic, or that the current Pindo-Iran deal won’t come with a bevy of new difficulties? Of course not. But it reminds us that even the president who sent Pindo troops into the morass of Iraq could see through the rank avarice and stupidity of his Iran hawks, the same hawks whose flawed arguments seem to hold so much sway over the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential hopefuls today.

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viva the houthis

Yemen factions divided over peace talk terms
Angus McDowall, Reuters, Apr 23 2015

RIYADH – The prospect of talks to end Yemen’s crisis has been welcomed by all sides, but as the fighting and Saudi air strikes continue, there is little agreement on how negotiations might take place. At stake is a ceasefire in Yemen, where four weeks of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign have caused hundreds of civilian casualties and added a new layer of hardship to an existing humanitarian crisis by imposing a naval blockade. Pres Hadi and his government in exile in Riyadh say they will only talk if the Houthis quit cities they have occupied, particularly the port of Aden, and lay down their arms. For their part, the Houthis say they will talk only if the air strikes stop completely. To date, those talks have yet to start, according to Yemeni Foreign Minister Reyad Yassin Abdulla, who said there was no communication between the government and the Houthis. He told reporters on a visit to Bahrain:

There can be no communication until they put their weapons aside.

He said that talks could start only when the Houthis also withdrew from all cities and the situation stabilized. Hadi’s position is backed by Saudi Arabia, which despite announcing an end to its bombing campaign on Tuesday, is still using air strikes to target military activity by the Houthis and their allies in Yemeni cities. A purported Omani proposal circulated by Yemeni government officials this week was drafted along those lines, also stipulating that Hadi and his government be allowed to resume their position. In return, according to the proposal, all parties would prepare for presidential and parliamentary elections soon, and Yemen’s economic and humanitarian crisis would be addressed with international aid and investment. Its fighters still battling in Aden and other cities, the Houthi militia appears to believe it can make better terms than this and has not publicly changed its view that Hadi no longer has legitimacy. However, it has described UN efforts to aid peace talks as positive, and its reported release of Defence Minister General Mahmoud al-Subaihi suggested a more conciliatory approach. Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi political analyst, said:

Saudi Arabia is leaving the door ajar for diplomacy, but is showing the same resolve with air strikes. The Houthis are not letting go either, and there is no way the Saudis will accept the Houthis ruling one inch of Yemen.

What may prove critical, both on the ground and in the movement toward peace talks, is the position of the General People’s Congress (GPC), the party of former Pres Saleh, who has sided with the Houthis. Army forces loyal to Saleh have been fighting alongside the less well-equipped Houthis. The Saudis believe that if those forces can be persuaded to stop fighting, the Houthis will be exposed as hopelessly over-extended and forced to retreat. Saleh has repeatedly refused to quit Yemen, as Hadi and the Saudis want him to, but several army brigades that had sided with him have defected to the government in Riyadh in recent days. While the Saudi air strikes have had little impact on the Houthis, who are mostly lightly-armed guerrillas, they have severely damaged Saleh’s army allies, a senior Western diplomat said. Meanwhile, leaders from the GPC were reported in Arab media on Thursday to have held talks with Gulf Arab countries as well as the UKUSA to discuss peace negotiations.

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gareth does his thing again

Houthi arms bonanza came from Saleh, not Iran
Gareth Porter, Middle East Eye, Apr 23 2015

As the Saudi bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen continues, notwithstanding a temporary pause, the corporate media narrative about the conflict in Yemen is organised decisively around the idea that it is a proxy war between Iran on one side and the Saudis and Pindostan on the other. USA Today responded like Pavlov’s dog this week to a leak by Pentagon officials that it was sending the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to the waters off Yemen, supposedly to intercept Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthis. It turned out that the warship was being sent primarily to symbolise Pindo support for the Saudis, and the Pentagon made no mention of Iranian arms when it announced the move.  But the story of the Pindo navy intercepting Iranian arms was irresistible, because it fit so neatly into the larger theme of Iran arming and training the Houthis as its proxy military force in Yemen.

News stories on Yemen in recent months have increasingly incorporated a sentence or even a paragraph invoking the accusation that Iran has been arming the Houthis and using them to gain power in the Gulf. The State Dept’s principal Deputy Asst Sec Gerald Feierstein nourished that narrative in Congressional testimony last week, depicting Iran as having provided “financial support, weapons, training and intelligence” to the Houthis. Feierstein acknowledged that the Houthi movement is “not controlled directly by Iran”, but claimed a “significant growth in Iranian engagement” with the Houthis in the past year. Like most popular myths, the dominant narrative of the Houthi movement as Iranian proxy in Yemen is based on a kernel of truth: the Houthis share the Iranians’ dim views of Pindosi intentions in the Middle East and have sought to take advantage of the Hezbollah model to enhance their political-military effectiveness. But the assumption that the Houthis have been looking to Iran to train their troops or supply their need for weapons ignores the most basic facts of their ascendance.

The Houthis built up their military forces from virtually nothing to as many 100,000 troops today through a series of six wars with Yemeni government troops. In the process they have not only become much better trained, but have acquired a vast pool of arms from Yemen’s black market. A UN Experts’ report earlier this year cites estimates that Yemen is awash with 40 to 60 million weapons. The Houthis were also getting a continuing stream of modern arms directly from corrupt Yemeni military commanders from 2004 through 2010. And in their eagerness to conform to the general theme of an Iran vs Pindo-Saudi proxy war in Yemen, the media’s treatment of alleged Iranian arms to the Houthis has ignored the fact that the Houthis had forged an alliance by early 2014 with a far larger source of arms: former Pres Saleh. It was that alliance that propelled the Houthis into power last September, not their ties with Iran. After Saleh was forced to step down as president in 2012, the government supposedly reorganised the military and Saleh’s son Ahmed Ali Saleh was ousted as commander of the Republican Guard. But in fact Saleh continued to control the military through his allies in most of the command positions. When the Houthis advanced on Sanaa last September, it was all carefully choreographed by Saleh. The Houthis were able to take one Yemeni military facility after another without a fight and enter the capital easily. In the process, the Houthis acquired a new bonanza of weapons that had been provided by Pindostan over the previous eight years.

According to Pentagon documents acquired under the Freedom of Information Act by Joseph Trevithick, the Defence Dept had delivered about $500m in military hardware to the Yemeni military from 2006 on. The gusher of new Pindosi arms included Russian-made helicopters, more than 100 Humvees with the latest armor packages, hundreds of pickup trucks, RPGs, advanced radios, night vision goggles and millions of rounds of ammunition. A significant part of that weaponry and equipment was scooped up by Houthi fighters on their way into Sanaa and has been visible in the months since then. When the Houthis advanced into Aden 1 April, residents reported seeing four tanks and three armored vehicles as well as RPGs. On 29 March, after the Saudi bombing campaign had begun, the Houthis were reported to have had control of the Yemeni Air Force’s 16 fighter planes, of which eleven had been destroyed by the bombing. In light of the reality that the Houthis are already flush with Pindosi arms that may be worth as much as hundreds of millions of dollars, the flurry of media excitement over the Pindo Navy sending another warship to intercept an Iranian flotilla of arms is an odd bit of burlesque that ought to be in an embarrassment.

The one concrete allegation that has been invoked by media stories in recent months is the case of a ship called Jihan 1, said to have been laden with Iranian arms, that was intercepted in early 2013.  A Reuters story last December cited a list a list of all the items on board provided by a “senior Yemeni security official,” which included Katyusha rifles, RPGs-7s, tons of RDX explosives and surface-to-air missiles. But the Hadi government never provided any evidence that the ship was sent by Iran or was intended for the Houthis. And most of the items mentioned were not even Iranian-manufactured weapons. The one odd exception was a reference to “Iranian-made night vision goggles”. That fact suggests that the ship was intended to provide arms to AQAP, which carries out large numbers of terrorist bombings and would have needed the large supplies of RDX. The Houthis, on the other hand, are not known to have used that explosive. The UN expert panel formed to support the UNSCRs against Houthi commanders and Saleh reported that it had been “unable to independently confirm the allegation” about the Jihan 1.

The Reuters story, published months after the Houthis had acquired a large portion of the Yemeni army’s Pindosi arms, quoted a second Yemeni security official as still claiming that Iranian weapons “are still coming in by sea and there’s money coming in through transfers.” Reuters further claimed that a “senior Iranian official,” contradicting official Iranian denials, had told the news agency that “the pace of money and arms getting to the Houthis had increased since their seizure of Sanaa.” The official allegedly said there were hundreds of IRGC personnel training the Houthis and six Iranian military advisers in Yemen. That part of the story appears suspicious to say the least. The politically convenient story line that the Houthis are proxies of Iran is hardly new. As a Pindo diplomatic cable from Sanaa in 2009 reveals, the Yemeni government had waged a continuing campaign for years during its wars with the Houthis to persuade Pindostan that Iran and Hezbollah were arming and training the Houthis, but had never produced any real evidence to support the claim. Ties between the Houthis and Iran undoubtedly exist, driven by a common distrust of Pindosi and Saudi roles in Yemen and the Houthis’ need for an ideology that would enhance their power. But the slack-jawed media approach to the story, starting with its refusal to put the allegations of continuing Iran arms smuggling to the Houthis in the context of the Houthis’ bonanza of Pindosi arms, has produced the usual fog of misinformation and confusion.

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all this is just preparing for the day that obama “starts killing americans”

Pindostan Killed Pindosi Hostage in Counter-Terror Op in January
Kurt Nimmo, Infowars, Apr 23 2015

The Obama administration says that Pindostan “accidentally” killed Pindosi and Italian hostages held by AQ. Pindosi Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto were killed on the Af-Pak border in January during an operation which also killed Pindosi AQ leader Ahmed Farouq. Information on the drone strike operation was previously classified. Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, according to a White House statement:

No words can fully express our regret over this terrible tragedy. The President directed that the information being shared today, which was properly classified until now, be declassified and shared with the Pindosi sheeple. He takes full responsibility for these operations and believes it is important to provide the Pindosi sheeple with as much information as possible about our counter-terrorism operations, particularly when they take the lives of fellow citizens. The uniquely tragic nature of the operation that resulted in the deaths of two innocent hostages is something we will do our utmost to ensure is not repeated. To this end, although the operation was lawful and conducted consistent with our counter-terrorism policies, we are conducting a thorough independent review to understand fully what happened and how we can prevent this type of tragic incident in the future.

According to the statement, Pindosi Adam Gadahn was killed in a separate operation. Gadahn, also known as Azzam the Pindo Sleazebag, allegedly acted as a cultural interpreter, spokesman and media advisor for AQ. In 2008 it was reported Gadahn was killed when a CIA military drone bombed a house where he was supposedly staying in North Waziristan. It was later reported he escaped unscathed.

Watch: A few of the documented cases of drone attacks that Obama personally ordered where children were killed. Drone attack after drone attack, you will see the real face of the globalists. This man does not care about children. He cares about disarming the Pindosi sheeple to bring in a totalitarian government.

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graham philips on the latest developments in 404

A country in which there is no law – does not exist
The recent wave of killings of those perceived as “enemies of the regime” in Ukraine, accompanied by not only a resounding refusal to investigate, but actually the official approval of those responsible for these acts. The police in Ukraine is subject to the terrorist group “Right Sector”, and that’s a fact. This is just the beginning of a long list. In the post-Euromaidan Ukraine has no laws, no.

A country in which there is no democracy, banana Republic=
And it can be said now about Ukraine, in which Feb 22 overthrew the legitimately elected President and the duly-elected legislature. After 3 months here has elected a new President, and 8 months later the new Parliament, which was able to climb the neo-Nazis from the Svoboda party and Right sector, albeit in small numbers. But the leader of “Right sector” Yarosh, who is wanted by Interpol, was even a counselor in the APU.

In Ukraine there will be no peace, as it is now
Bringing to power a new President and a new Parliament by force, Ukraine has set a precedent for this could be repeated again and again. Should I remind you about how radical neo-Nazis already require a “Third Maidan.” The Maidan has set deadlines for institutionalised demolition of democracy in Ukraine: a few thousand extremists, and the crowd, fooled by Patriotic slogans in the center of Kiev, can violently overthrow any government, whatever you want. Therefore, peace in the Ukraine will never happen.

Crimea will never return back
Losing the “Golden area” where residents held a referendum on secession from Ukraine, she may not expect to return to the Crimea ever returning. Even the leader of Germany Angela Merkel acknowledged in a recent statement that “we will not forget this” (but we are not going to do with this).

Never going back Luhansk or Donetsk region
Since Jul 2014, the Ukrainian army was unable to return a single inch of ground lost last spring. The third part of Donbass is not controlled by Ukraine, and coal, 80% of which was mined here, not supplied to Kiev. Meanwhile in Ukraine are paying less attention to interest in the “return” of territories of the DPR and LPR. Ukraine is busy with other problems.

In Ukraine it is impossible to live a normal life
The economic situation in the country is only getting worse. Inflation today is 272%, the hryvnia fell by at least 40% of its initial cost. While incomes continue to fall, many companies stop their work. New car sales fell by 67% compared with last year, car production fell by 96%, 46 banks declared bankrupt last year. Corruption, against which, as shouted, gathered Maidan, only gaining momentum. Throughout Ukraine extreme poverty, hyperinflation, unemployment, and relatives who left or were mobilized to fight in the Donbass, forever missing, their fate will never be known. In Ukraine there is no more normal life.

Ukraine – the country is bankrupt
Ukraine’s state debt exceeds $80b, and will soon reach a level of $100b, that will be 100% continuing fall in GDP. Allocated according to a recent anti-crisis program of the IMF $17.5b is just a drop in the ocean. According to conservative estimates, the economy shrank by 7.5%. Estimates for this year range from 6% to more than 20%. European government promises support, and meanwhile, European companies are leaving en masse from the country. Hundreds of companies have already left the Ukrainian market. More than 600 German companies working in Ukraine, count losses from the withdrawal from the market. Trade with Russia, a country that was a leading exporter and importer of Ukraine, for obvious reasons declined, the economy of Ukraine undermined and continues to fall.

Ukraine now is associated with death
Changed the very meaning of the word Ukraine. Now it is most often associated with death, with blood, with disorder and lawlessness. Looking at Ukrainian flag, I immediately think of the bloody events in Odessa or in Mariupol. The perception, identification and self-identification of “Ukraine” was changed forever.

No force will make Ukraine a United country again
On the political horizon of Ukraine are not any figures that would be able to return the country to its former greatness, to make her single again. None of the elected or appointed in Kiev will never be able to enlist the support of the breakaway regions precisely because he was elected in Kiev. None of the politicians would never be elected in the breakaway regions on a platform of “United Ukraine”.

In the future some “Ukraine” will be
But “Ukraine”, the simple “Ukraine”, came to an end. She’s dead. The sooner the Pro-Ukrainians acknowledge it, the more lives will be saved, the faster they will be able to realize that there is “Ukraine” and where is its place, and, in the end, will start to build it, instead of destroying Ukraine.

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