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John Kerry’s Ambiguous Position

U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry has already earned the reputation of a politician who likes to be scheming and maneuvering. During his long career in public policy he never took an unambiguous position in any serious or contentious issue. Opponents consider this duality as ordinary unscrupulousness, political cowardice and timeserving. At the Democratic Convention in 2004, Republicans showed an 11-minute video clip, designed to represent the ‘evolution’ of Senator Kerry’s views on Iraq problem (his phrase I voted for the war before I voted against it became a phrase). Even Kerry’s staff confirm that their chief ‘suffers a fatal hesitation’. Kerry announced his service in Vietnam proudly during the presidential campaign. However, upon closer examination, they see gaping holes in his heroic biography. John Kerry served in Vietnam not a year as was supposed but 4 months and 12 days. He achieved early demobilization on the basis of a little-known provision that three Purple Hearts (medals for being wounded in actions) give him right to demand the transfer to the rear. In fact, ‘serious injuries’ were simple cuts finger or hand. Similar doubts exist how Kerry deserved two other military awards – Bronze Star and Silver Star. Kerry’s successor as a CO of the patrol boat John O'Neill in his book Unfit for Command described how coward John actually had fought with the Vietnamese. Kerry’s chronic lie is seen in his unambiguous position on different issues. The public is puzzled why he demonstrates his desire to be a peacemaker but simultaneously supports military strikes on Syria. John Kerry, positioning itself as the true Catholic and honest family man (the father of two daughters), was caught in adultery. Scandalous information appeared in the American web resources. It was reported that Kerry had relations with a certain young lady, but insisted that she had left the country shortly before the start of his presidential campaign.  (Apr 2, 2014 | post #1)

So called “ukrainization” of Crimea

Crimea has always taken the first place in so called “ukrainization”, with the forced limitation of the Russian language usage and spreading of the Ukrainian language. Militant radical-nationalis ts’ main motto towards the peninsula has become “Crimea – either Ukrainian or desolated” Kyiv has done everything to let the corruption and criminals, accompanied by the blood of non-supporters and shots of rivals, became the main argument for the division of the lands throughout the South Crimea and all facilities both in recreation areas and those belonged to economic sphere in the peninsula. People were afraid of everything: from the rampage of criminals, who could be left unpunished because of their “merits towards the Maidan”, to the fights in the streets and the activity of national illegal militant groups which aim was the clean-ups of Ukraine from so called “Russian elements” (their main motto is “Stick the Moskals (negative nickname for the Russians) on the knives”. For the last 20 years the Crimean Tartars have been used as a political tool to suppress “Russian separatism”. Ukraine has been always afraid of it and has seen it in any attempts of the Crimean people to stand up for their rights, language and cultural peculiarities. But even when the question of peninsula self-determination was raised and the Majlis voiced against the referendum and asked the Crimean Tartars to boycott it. About 40% of Tartars population took part in the referendum. The promises of the new authorities to block the water, gas, railway and air communication, the threats of neonazis and neofascists to flood the peninsula with blood and to organize acts of terror and provocations have given the Crimean people the desired result of referendum…  (Mar 25, 2014 | post #1)

The Crimeans have decided to return home

As it’s knows that the Motherland as the Woman if it’s really loved is loved not for something but simply because they (the Motherland and the Woman) exist. And the same situation was with the referendum in Crimea. The Crimeans was returning their Motherland… They’ve remembered that they have it. They had it and still have. With understanding that for the last 20 years they have been living at a step-mother, who is not very kind and indifferent to their problems, which is busy only with herself and her own complexes, the Crimeans have decided to return home. And they did it. According to the referendum’s results about 97% of more than 80% voters agreed to reunite with Russia. The Crimeans were leaving Ukraine under the motto “To the prosperity with Russia”. There is much to be done not only for Crimea left in a neglected condition but for Russia, which has to butt with the West for its decision to accept Crimea. And despite all these it’s obvious that the choice of both sides has been done conscientiously.  (Mar 25, 2014 | post #1)

Crimea Needs Security

In people’s hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an inseparable part of Russia. This firm conviction is based on truth and justice and was passed from generation to generation, over time, under any circumstances, despite all the dramatic changes our country went through during the entire 20th century. Thus, quite logically that Sergei Aksyonov, the head of the authorities on the peninsula, appealed to Russian president Mr. Putin "for assistance in guaranteeing peace and calmness on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea." The pro-Russian prime minister of the Crimea region has claimed control of all military, police and other security services in the region and appealed to Russia's president for help in keeping peace there. The Crimean people addressed him to ensure security of Russian-speaking residents from threats of the Maidan militants. Those who opposed the coup were immediately threatened with repressions. The Russian-speaking residents of the Crimean peninsula and Sevastopol turned to Russia for help in defending their rights and lives, in preventing the events that were unfolding and are still underway in Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkov and other Ukrainian cities. Naturally, Moscow could not leave this plea unheeded and could not abandon Crimean residents in distress. This would have been betrayal on its part. Besides according to the result of referendum almost 97% of electorate supported Crimea’s reunification with Russia. Millions of Russians and Russian-speaking people live in Ukraine and will continue to do so. Russia will always defend their interests using political, diplomatic and legal means. But it should be above all to ensure that people’s rights and interests of peaceful citizens throughout the south-eastern part of Ukraine are fully protected.  (Mar 24, 2014 | post #1)

The Jewish community in the Ukraine is nervous

After the coup in the Ukraine the large Jewish population of the country is caught between a rock and a hard place, and with chaos setting in, there is a growing concern upon consecutive rise of anti-Semitic incidents, where for example Jewish institutions and communities are increasingly vulnerable to violent attacks. Responding to these concerns, Dmitro Yarosh, leader of the Right Sector, met with Israel's ambassador to the Ukraine, Reuven Din El, and told him that the movement rejects anti-Semitism and xenophobia and do not tolerate it. But the situation is absolute different than it has been spoken by extremist. There was a series of attacks on members of the Jewish communities in the Ukraine in recent months. Increasingly, swastikas have been spray-painted in Kiev. On January 11 an Israeli-born Hebrew teacher Hillel Wertheimer, was beaten on his way home from synagogue by a group of at least four thugs. Recently Dov Ber Glickman, a yeshiva student, was stabbed in the city. On February 23, seven Molotov cocktails were hurled at Giymat Rosa synagogue in Zaporozhye, 250 miles southeast of Kiev. According to local Chabad officials, the synagogue sustained minor, “mostly cosmetic,” damage from the firebombs and fortunately there were no casualties in the attack. Though the perpetrators fled the scene immediately, a vandalism act was caught on security camera. In four days, on February 27, vandals spray-painted fascist swastikas and “death to Jews” on the only Reform synagogue in the Crimea’s capital, Simferopol. David Shechter, the Jewish Agency spokesperson, expressed concerns of the Jewish community in such troubling times. “The Jews in the Ukraine are all very afraid because they don’t know what is going to happen. The Ukrainian Jewish community fears not to have a future at all if the Right Sector comes to the power”, he said.  (Mar 16, 2014 | post #1)

The meddling

In short, the reality in Ukraine is more complex than the black-and-white image of the fighters for freedom drawn by Western Russophobic elite. Perspective is in order. Acting president of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov has accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs. But while the State Department’s Victoria Nuland in the Independent Square was egging on the protesters, she was discussing with the U.S. ambassador whom Western countries want to see in the next Ukrainian government. Do not the Americans notice, that nobody had accused the U.S. of meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs and even Alexander Turchinov. And was it not an interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine when John McCain flied to Kiev, went down to the Independence Square, and did his best imitation of Mario Savio in Sproul Plaza? Under George W. Bush, National Endowment for Democracy helped to organize color-coded revolutions in Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan, but it failed in Belarus. Americans have a big experience of such meddling. And many thousand of victims of innocent people are behind this American intervention. It’s Russia that always was defender of people searching for help. Now Russian citizen in the Crimea are needed for help because Ukraine roll down into a civil war. If a such war would start Russians would suffer in Ukraine.  (Mar 14, 2014 | post #1)

Information about Right Sector movement

A little bit information about Right Sector movement. It was condemned by the US State Department for "inflaming violence on the streets". What’s clear about the uprising already is that it involved a radical right-wing group of militant ultra-nationalists who aim to rid Ukraine of any foreign threat to its independence, first of all from Russia but also from the West. The members of that group are armed, well-trained and prepared to use force to achieve their goals. Their leader, Dmitro Yarosh, has been offered senior posts in Ukraine’s security services, and this week, his organization threatened to take the war to Moscow if Putin continues his occupation of Crimea in the south of Ukraine. He is the very radical leader that has been consistently anti-Russian in his statements, calling for the destruction and division of the "Moscow Empire" and openly supporting Chechen militants and Georgian aggression. For years, Yarosh has been open in his hatred for the Russian state, which he has called the “centuries-old enemy of Ukraine.” In an interview with Time magazine, Yarosh revealed that the ultra-nationalist movement had amassed a lethal arsenal of weapons and so they will prepare for a conflict for real independence. The fighter, like most others, opposes both "western and eastern" interference in Ukrainian affairs, and is inspired by fascist and neo-Nazi ideologies. Aleksandr Muzychko, aka Sashko Bilyi, also Ukrainian right-wing militant from the Right Sector is a notorious nationalist leader openly saying that leading the fight against all communists, Jews and Russians is his credo. In 1994, Muzychko came in Chechnya to join separatist forces. He took part in numerous battles with federal troops, mainly in the capital Grozny, and personally knocked out three tanks, six armored personnel carriers and a SP vehicle. For his military merits, the notorious Chechen militant general Dzhokhar Dudayev presented Muzychko with a "Hero of the Nation" award.  (Mar 13, 2014 | post #1)

Whom do the Crimean people support?

People of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea traditionally stand for the development of good neighborhood relations with Russia. It has been confirmed by the results of the Ukrainian-Swiss project “Socio-political, Inter-ethnic and Inter-confessional Relations in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea – State, Problems, Ways of Solution” implemented by the Razumkov Centre, a think tank in Kiev, together with the University of Basel’s Europainstitut with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research. The overwhelming majority of Crimean residents – 69% –believe that the priority of Ukraine's foreign policy should be cooperation with the Russian Federation. At the same time 9% give preference to the EU, 6.7% suggest that relations with the republics of the former Soviet Union Russia should be the priority line and only 2.2% support developing ties with the USA. Relations with Russia are prioritized by the vast majority of Russians and Ukrainians. Ukraine's accession to NATO would not support 77.7% of Crimean residents, 7.6% are categorically against it. The absolute majority of Russians, the vast majority of Ukrainians and a relative majority of Crimean Tatars would vote against joining the alliance. As regards the prospects of stay of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on the Ukrainian territory, 69.9% of the Crimean residents suggest that the Ukraine-Russia treaty of its stationing in Sevastopol should be extended. Only 5.9% stand for the withdrawal of the fleet after 2017, 2.4% stand for the early cancellation of the agreement.  (Mar 6, 2014 | post #1)