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Oleg Smirnov
2016-04-16 01:46:10 UTC
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Thanks to UK and US intervention, al-Qaeda now has a mini-state in Yemen. ..

Patrick Cockburn | 2016-04-15

They have done it again. The US, Britain and regional allies led by Saudi
Arabia have come together to intervene in another country with calamitous
results. Instead of achieving their aims, they have produced chaos, ruining
the lives of millions of people and creating ideal conditions for
salafi-jihadi movements like al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

The latest self-inflicted failure in the “war on terror” is in Yemen, where
Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Sunni states intervened on one side in a civil
war in March 2015. .. has made a bad situation far worse. ..

The real winners in this war are al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
which has taken advantage of the collapse of central government to create its
own mini-state. This now stretches for 340 miles – longer than the distance
from London to Edinburgh – along the south coast of Yemen .. has an organised
administration with its own tax revenues. ..

The Saudi intervention turned a crisis into a catastrophe. Some 6,427 people
are known to have been killed in the fighting, but these are only the figures
for casualties known to the health authorities. ..

The disaster is not only humanitarian, but political, and does not only affect
Yemen. .. I have been struck, ever since the US and British invasion of Iraq
in 2003, by the extent to which their whole strategy depends on wishful
thinking about the strength and popularity of their local ally who usually, on
the contrary, is feared and hated. .. As has happened repeatedly since 9/11,
the US and countries like Britain fail to combat terrorism because they give
priority to retaining their alliance with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
monarchies, even when their policies – as in Yemen – wreck a whole country and
enable al Qaeda and Isis to use the chaos to establish safe havens.

Read it in full <http://tinyurl.com/jfgo955>
Jonathan
2016-04-16 07:14:38 UTC
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The latest self-inflicted failure in the “war on terror” is in Yemen, where
Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Sunni states intervened on one side in a civil
war in March 2015. .. has made a bad situation far worse. ..
It's not a civil war, but an attempted anti-constitutional,
unlawful and undemocratic regime change coup conspired by
Russian backed Iranian Shia Houthi terrorists against a
legitimately elected, peace loving and democratic
government in Yemen.
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The real winners in this war are al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
which has taken advantage of the collapse of central government to create its
own mini-state.
Congratulations for that go to Iran and it's main
supporter Putin, who have bankrolled the Shia coup
against a legitimately elected govt in Yemen.
Oleg Smirnov
2016-04-16 07:25:14 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/hmyw3tl> moonofalabama.org

Pentagon Claims 2,750 Air Strikes Killed Just 500 Enemies

April 14, 2016

The Pentagon claims to have tens of thousands of Islamic State fighters by
airstrikes. But, according to the published numbers, only very few were killed
this year. At the same time the number of Islamic State fighters the Pentagon
says are active and alive has remained essentially the same for over two
years.

According to Pentagon claims documented below, just some 500 Islamic State
fighters were killed by U.S. airstrikes in 2016. But its own Airpower Summary
March 2016 says that between January and March 2,781 ground attack sorties
were flown in Iraq and Syria with at least one weapon release each. Such a
high sortie to kill rate is unprecedented. Who, if not Islamic State fighters,
is the U.S. bombing?

Here is a list of the "Islamic State fighters killed" Pentagon claims: ..

Read more <http://tinyurl.com/hmyw3tl>
<http://tinyurl.com/he8y3pp>
How US-Backed War on Syria Helped ISIS
Siri Cruise
2016-04-16 08:33:50 UTC
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Here is a list of the "Islamic State fighters killed" Pentagon claims: ..
Is it claimed to be an exhaustive list?
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2016-04-19 21:53:01 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/gro662c> nationalinterest.org

Libya and the 5 Stages of U.S. Intervention:

A. Trevor Thrall | April 19, 2016

The United States and its European allies are ramping up plans to intervene in
Libya again, this time to confront the growing Islamic State presence in the
country. The eagerness to jump back into Libya follows a five-stage pattern
that has become all too familiar since the end of the Cold War. This pattern
reflects the fundamental inability of the American political system to accept
the world as it actually is, rather than how policymakers prefer it to be.
Without addressing this dysfunction, the United States will find itself unable
to break its cycle of failure in the Middle East. ..

Stage 1: Outrage and Denial ..
Stage 2: Stunted Debate and the Precipitous Use of Force ..
Stage 3: Premature Declaration of Victory ..
Stage 4: Attention Deficit Disorder and Memory Loss ..
Stage 5: Repeat... Endlessly ..

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Stratfor's Friedman explained the analysis like this one is naive because of
'misunderstanding of intent' while the real goal of the American interventions
is not to create anything positive but merely to disrupt 'emerging regional
powers' by 'creating internal chaos' <https://archive.is/G5wOc>. So, America
was benevolent towards ISIS when it was small and useful to keep the internal
chaos in Syria and Iraq. Then it became an 'emerging power', also a something
that affects the public opinion, so now 'we have to do something about that'.
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The War Against the World / Washington finds enemies everywhere
Jonathan
2016-04-16 10:30:54 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/hmyw3tl> moonofalabama.org
Pentagon Claims 2,750 Air Strikes Killed Just 500 Enemies
April 14, 2016
The Pentagon claims to have tens of thousands of Islamic State fighters by
airstrikes. But, according to the published numbers, only very few were killed
this year. At the same time the number of Islamic State fighters the Pentagon
says are active and alive has remained essentially the same for over two
years.
According to Pentagon claims documented below, just some 500 Islamic State
fighters were killed by U.S. airstrikes in 2016. But its own Airpower Summary
March 2016 says that between January and March 2,781 ground attack sorties
were flown in Iraq and Syria with at least one weapon release each. Such a
high sortie to kill rate is unprecedented. Who, if not Islamic State fighters,
is the U.S. bombing?
Here is a list of the "Islamic State fighters killed" Pentagon claims: ..
Read more <http://tinyurl.com/hmyw3tl>
<http://tinyurl.com/he8y3pp>
How US-Backed War on Syria Helped ISIS
And here are ....pictures and videos of the Islamic
terrorists Putin's dumb-bombing opposition cities
have killed.

And btw these pictures represent only /one week/
of Putin's bombing campaign. I couldn't
bring myself to continue collecting them
off social media any longer than that.


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Oleg Smirnov
2016-04-18 17:20:26 UTC
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<http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36071608>

Syria conflict: Rebels vow retaliatory attacks against government

Rebels say they have begun a new battle in north-western Syria in response to
alleged truce violations by the army. .. Rebels were said to have subsequently
launched attacks in the province of Latakia and in neighbouring Hama.
Meanwhile, the Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva said it intended to
suspend formal peace talks.

...

Thus more refugees will follow.
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Thanks to UK and US intervention, al-Qaeda now has a mini-state in Yemen. ..
Oleg Smirnov
2016-04-22 05:02:37 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/hpsh3md> consortiumnews.com

A New Anti-Assad Propaganda Offensive

Exclusive: The mainstream U.S. media, including the "liberal" New Yorker, is
reprising its propagandistic role before the Iraq War now in Syria with a new
round of one-sided reporting, as Daniel Lazare explains.

Daniel Lazare | April 21, 2016

Now that Syria's "cessation of hostilities" appears to be crumbling and rebel
forces are gearing up for a fresh offensive, the mighty U.S. propaganda
machine is once again up and running.

A case in point is "The Assad Files," an 11,000-word article in last week's
New Yorker that is as willfully misrepresentative as anything published about
Syria in the last five years or so, which is saying a great deal. ..
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Thanks to UK and US intervention, al-Qaeda now has a mini-state in Yemen. ..
Oleg Smirnov
2016-04-23 22:43:49 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/zox25xc> nytimes.com

Russian Military Buildup Near Aleppo, Syria, Threatens Truce, Kerry Warns

PETER S. GOODMAN | APRIL 22, 2016

.. Mr. Kerry said that the Russians might be moving on Aleppo because members
of the Al Nusra Front, an affiliate of Al Qaeda, were mixed throughout parts
of the region, and that they were terrorists not party to the cease-fire. At
the same time, he said, the region is home to insurgent groups that oppose Mr.
Assad and have agreed to the cease-fire.

"That has proven harder to separate them than we thought," Mr. Kerry said.
"And there's a Russian impatience and a regime impatience with the
terrorists who are behaving like terrorists and laying siege to places on
their side and killing people."

He said that to try to head off renewed fighting they have agreed with the
Russians to a new 24-hour monitoring system. "We've even proposed drawing a
line, an absolute line, and saying, 'You don't go over there, we don't go over
here, and anything in between is fair game.' And they are considering that,
and I think we will get there in the next week or so." ..

...

It sounds nice about 'drawing a line' given that Syria is a sovereign state.

The American addiction to their beloved 'moderate terrorists' in Syria goes
beyond limits of decency. If the region really was a 'home to insurgent
groups' then the Al Nusra Front could not be 'mixed throughout parts of the
region'. The fact that they are 'mixed' means that the 'insurgent groups'
are largely fictional, a product of Mr. Kerry & C imagination and / or the
false propaganda narrative, while in reality they either control nothing at
their 'home region' or are themselves a sort of the Al Nusra etc.
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Oleg Smirnov
2016-04-26 13:46:30 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/h6ezfbc> foreignpolicy.com

Why Is America So Bad at Promoting Democracy in Other Countries?

There's no quick, cheap, or military-based way to bring peace to places like
Afghanistan, Yemen, and Iraq. It's time we changed our approach, and we can
start at home.

Stephen M. Walt | APRIL 25, 2016

.. thing we could do is set a better example. America's democratic ideals are
more likely to be emulated by others if the United States is widely regarded
as a just, prosperous, vibrant, and tolerant society, instead of one where
inequality is rampant, leading politicians are loudmouthed xenophobes, the
prison population is the world's largest, and airports and other public
infrastructure are visibly decaying, yet no one seems able to do much about
it. When millions of qualified citizens are excluded from voting, or when a
handful of billionaires and other moneyed interests exert a disproportionate
and toxic effect on U.S. politics, it is hardly surprising that other
societies find America's professed ideals less appealing than they once were.
Add in Guantánamo, targeted killings, Abu Ghraib, overzealous NSA
surveillance, and the reluctance to hold powerful people accountable for their
misdeeds, and you end up with a pretty tarnished brand.

In short, the United States will do a better job of promoting democracy in
other countries if it first does a better job of living up to its ideals here
at home. ..

...

Some began to suspect that something is probably wrong with their obtrusive
'missionary' zeal, but there's also a less pleasant question about how to fix
the damage America has managed to produce in the world in the recent decades.

Another issue is, for some of the American policymakers and for some of the
ordinary Americans, a true reason why America militarily intervenes does not
have something to do with 'democracy'. Aggression and violence is a sort of
natural need, and those 'dictators' provide an excuse to the baser instincts.
The American interventions play a role in the US public life, essentially
similar to the ancient Roman gladiatorial spectacles whereas the rants about
'democracy' is a nice cover for that.


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Byker
2016-04-26 16:27:05 UTC
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There's no quick, cheap, or military-based way to bring peace to places
like Afghanistan, Yemen, and Iraq. It's time we changed our approach, and
we can start at home.
And STAY at home. You can't force democracy on people who don't want it.
Most of these turd-world hellholes have been lorded over by autocrats since
antiquity, and their populations have long gotten used to one-man rule.
That's why the Arab Spring failed. If they want to slaughter each other,
there's little the West can do about it. When they've finally had enough of
killing each other they can again try to enter the 21st Century...
Oleg Smirnov
2016-04-24 00:05:18 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/janxpyf> consortiumnews.com

The Terribly Annoyed Saudis

Michael Brenner | April 22, 2016

.. The House of Saud's overriding preoccupation is their parlous legitimacy as
rulers of Arabia. It is the pivot of everything they do. They are keenly aware
that it hinges on their acknowledged status as custodians of the Holy Sites of
Islam in Mecca and Medina, which they seized by force in the 1920s without
even a semblance of consultation.

Hence, the crucial alliance with the leaders of the Wahhabi movement. It is
that blessing that endows the royal family with a semblance of authority. A
number of propositions follow. They cannot afford to be outflanked at the
fundamentalist end of the Sunni Islamic continuum. Therefore, their aggressive
promotion of an ultra-orthodox creed. Therefore, their strenuous efforts to
coopt the proliferating jihadist movement that they themselves have
encouraged. Therefore, the compulsion to present themselves as protector of
the faithful against heretics (Shia) and all enemies of Islam. Therefore,
their staunch opposition to the democratic spirit of the Arab Spring.

Therefore, their antipathy toward Iran whose own brand of Islamism threatens
to foment unrest among Saudi Arabia's large Shi'ite minority. Therefore, the
goal of having the United States serve all of these ends by providing
unqualified military backing regarding Iran, Assad's secular regime, and the
Houthis in Yemen.

Therefore, there resentment at Washington's bringing to power in Iraq a
Shi'ite dominated government. Therefore, their demand that the U.S. not
cooperate with Shi'ite militias in the campaign against ISIL. Therefore, the
ancillary goal of ensuring that the American's cease their proselytization in
the name of democracy in the Islamic world. ..

Why does it serve our interests to participate in the bloody Saudi-led assault
on Yemen which has led to a vast strengthening of the Al Qaeda branch which
Washington long has judged to be the most menacing? Why do we tolerate the
Saudi-led forces fighting side-by-side with Al Qaeda units? Why should we
assiduously avoid even raising the issue of Saudi and friends' backing of ISIL
and their promotion of al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Shem in Syria - against the backdrop
of aggressive projection of their anti-Western Wahhabist creed across the
Islamic world? Why should we give priority to removing Assad when his downfall
will bring to power violent Salafist groups of the most extreme kind ..

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Oleg Smirnov
2016-04-26 08:18:40 UTC
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Is the US trying to destroy ISIS?

DAVID SWANSON | APRIL 23, 2016

Someone asked me to find war lies during the past few years. Perhaps they had
in mind the humanitarian pretenses around attacking Libya in 2011 and Iraq in
2014, or the false claims about chemical weapons in 2013, or the lies about an
airplane in Ukraine or the endlessly reported Russian invasions of Ukraine.
Maybe they were thinking of the "ISIS Is In Brooklyn" headlines or the routine
false claims about the identities of drone victims or the supposedly imminent
victory in Afghanistan or in one of the other wars. The lies seem far too
numerous for me to fit into an essay, though I've tried many times, and they
are layered over a bedrock of more general lies about what works, what is
legal, and what is moral. ..

I once tried to find all the lies in one speech by Obama and ended up just
writing about <http://davidswanson.org/node/4161> the top 45. So, I've taken a
glance at two of the most recent speeches on the White House website, one by
Obama and one by Susan Rice. I think they provide ample evidence of how we're
being lied to. ..

Read it in detail <http://tinyurl.com/jgqazem>
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Oleg Smirnov
2016-05-05 23:32:45 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/jyyue4o> moonofalabama.org

The "Free Syrian Army" Media Efforts Are A British Government Operation

May 03, 2016

The U.S. government, via its CIA, has financed the "moderate" anti-Syrian
mercenaries fighting against the legitimate Syrian government with at least $1
billion a year <http://archive.is/K6aCt>. The Wahhabi dictatorships in the
Middle East have added their own billions <http://on.rt.com/ropvzr> to finance
al-Qaeda's efforts against the Syrian people. The U.S. continues to purchase
and transport <http://is.gd/DowjKy> thousands of tons of weapons and
ammunition to feed the war against the Syrian people. It also pays the various
fighters and opposition groups. The U.S. efforts for regime change in Syria
have been running since at least 2006 when the U.S. government started to
finance <http://archive.is/dfxl9> anti-Syrian exile TV stations and held
intensive planning talks <http://archive.is/K4UDF#66%> with various
anti-Syrian Islamist elements.

Together with the British government it also runs the current pro-mercenary
public relation show to influence the "western" public to support its imperial
meddling in Syria.

The Guardian now unveils one of the British government efforts to effectively
run the complete <http://archive.is/AMcRV> "Free Syrian Army" media show:

The British government is waging information warfare in Syria by funding
media operations for some rebel fighting groups, ...
...
Contractors hired by the Foreign Office but overseen by the Ministry of
Defence (MoD)produce videos, photos, military reports, radio broadcasts,
print products and social media posts branded with the logos of fighting
groups, and effectively run a press office for opposition fighters.
Materials are circulated in the Arabic broadcast media and posted online
with no indication of British government involvement.
...
Through its Conflict and Stability Fund the government is spending £2.4m
on private contractors working from Istanbul to deliver "strategic
communications and media operations support to the Syrian moderate armed
opposition" (MAO).

The contract is part of a broader propaganda effort focused on Syria, with
other elements intended to promote "the moderate values of the revolution"
...
The documents call for contractors to "select and train a spokesman able
to represent all the MAO groups as a single unified voice", as well as
providing media coaching to "influential MAO officials" and running a
round-the-clock "MAO central media office" with "media production capacity".
One British source with knowledge of the contracts in action said the
government was essentially running a "Free Syrian army press office".

The British and the U.S. media also run various "civil" groups to further
their regime change goals.

The "White Helmets", known for fake "rescue" videos and their strong
cooperation with al-Qaeda (vid <http://is.gd/AUgNxv>, are financed with $23
million <http://1.usa.gov/1riWcvs> by the U.S. government through USAID, with
£18.7 million <http://durl.me/c597x4> by the U.K. Foreign Office and with
several millions more from other governments. But are the "White Helmets" not
"moderates" who only want to help people? The U.S. government does not seem to
believe that. It just banned <http://is.gd/1Hutzv> the head of the "White
Helmets" from entering the United States even though it finances his
activities.

Many social media accounts like @raqqa_sl, which are promoted
<http://is.gd/4ovDGN> in "western" media, also distribute fake pictures and
videos <http://durl.me/c598jh> as part of these propaganda efforts.

But even when these media manipulation campaigns and fake "moderates" get
exposed their operations continues unabated. The Guardian, after publishing
the above, will not for one moment reflect on how its own publishing on Syria
was influenced by the government financed fakes. It is, just like other
mainstream media, an integrated part of the campaign.

No unveiling of the truth about the "western" attack on the Syrian state and
its people seems to any effect on the ongoing media operations. On April 20
the U.S. military spokesperson for the anti-Islamic State coalition told some
truth <http://1.usa.gov/1pRNgvS> about the role of al-Qaeda in the "rebel"
occupied eastern Aleppo city:

That said, it's primarily al-Nusra who holds Aleppo, and of course, al-Nusra
is not part of the cessation of hostilities.

Only two weeks later the NYT propagandist Anna Barnard has the Chutzpah to
claim <http://is.gd/xUwdfV> that al-Qaeda only

has a small presence in Aleppo

Lies get repeated <http://is.gd/LHQndD> even after they have been debunked
<http://durl.me/c599iu> again and again. The relentlessness of the propaganda
onslaught is effective in suppressing any larger opposition to it.
<http://tinyurl.com/zgsdm9j>
Aleppo Doctor Attacks Western Media for Bias, Censorship and Lies
Oleg Smirnov
2016-05-07 07:59:13 UTC
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.. Joint maneuvers with US soldiers are causing alarm in the Republic of
Moldova. The pro-Russia opposition has referred to the exercises as an
invasion. ..

After Russia annexed Crimea and apparently supplied separatists in eastern
Ukraine, Moldova's pro-EU government has tried to align the country with the
United States and European Union. Joint military exercises with the United
States represent another step in this direction. The pro-Russia opposition is
doing everything it can to try and torpedo this course, and it currently
enjoys more popular support. A presidential election is scheduled for this
year, and the opposition candidate Igor Dodon currently tops all the opinion
polls. The military maneuvers have created another opportunity for the
Socialist leader to demonstrate his party's fighting spirit. The Socialists
call the maneuvers an "American invasion" and claim that the presence of the
US military contravenes Moldova's neutrality.

"What are the Americans doing here?" wondered Gennadiy, a worker from the town
of Balti. "We're a neutral state. Why are they provoking Russia? Can't they
see what's happening in Ukraine?"

...

The Moldovan politics is very peculiar, and what the pro-Atlanticist German
DW calls 'pro-Russia opposition' is a genuine sentiment of a large part of
the Moldovan society. But since it's against the Atlanticist hegemony they
label it 'pro-Russia'. It's rather convenient to label any counter-Atlanticist
dissent as pro-Russian, misrepresenting it as a result of some Kremlin effort.

They simply can't afford the idea that they are unwelcome somewhere just
because they are ugly themselves, - not necessarily because the Kremlin funds
and ignites the protests.
Russian symphony orchestra in Palmyra http://youtu.be/dHNJ9FsQnag
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2016-05-09 14:06:30 UTC
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"What are the Americans doing here?" wondered Gennadiy, a worker from the town
of Balti. "We're a neutral state. Why are they provoking Russia? Can't they
see what's happening in Ukraine?"
Interesting. By 'pro-Russia' you mean terrified that if they get too uppitty,
Putin will invade their country and reduce it to chaos the same way Russia has
done to Ukraine.

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"What are the Americans doing here?" wondered Gennadiy,
a worker from the town of Balti. "We're a neutral state.
Why are they provoking Russia? Can't they see what's
happening in Ukraine?"
Interesting. By 'pro-Russia' you mean terrified that if
they get too uppitty, Putin will invade their country and
reduce it to chaos the same way Russia has done to
Ukraine.
That's what the smart DW makes the sheep like you believe.

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2016-05-09 19:33:12 UTC
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"What are the Americans doing here?" wondered Gennadiy,
a worker from the town of Balti. "We're a neutral state.
Why are they provoking Russia? Can't they see what's
happening in Ukraine?"
Interesting. By 'pro-Russia' you mean terrified that if
they get too uppitty, Putin will invade their country and
reduce it to chaos the same way Russia has done to
Ukraine.
That's what the smart DW makes the sheep like you believe.
Seems to me it's a factual observation. Georgians criticized Russia
and Moscow sent an invasion force. Ukraine threw out their pro
Russian President and Russia backed a rebellion.

But when the chips are really down, when something important needs to
be done like combating terrorism in Syria, the Russians turn tail and
run like the cowards they are.

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2016-05-09 20:15:11 UTC
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The Moldovan politics is very peculiar, and what the pro-Atlanticist German
DW calls 'pro-Russia opposition' is a genuine sentiment of a large part of
the Moldovan society. But since it's against the Atlanticist hegemony they
label it 'pro-Russia'. It's rather convenient to label any counter-
Atlanticist dissent as pro-Russian, misrepresenting it as a result of some
Kremlin effort.
They simply can't afford the idea that they are unwelcome somewhere just
because they are ugly themselves, - not necessarily because the Kremlin
funds and ignites the protests.
Here's another example of misrepresentation.

<https://sofrep.com/52073/52073/>

"Pro-Russian Separatist Eye Bulgaria - Russian Hybrid Warfare Expands"

The claim is utterly moronic because there's just no such 'pro-Russian' areas
in Bulgaria that could want a separation, rather a pro-Turkish separatism (in
theory) might happen in Bulgaria.

Ignorance is strength.

The Bulgarian nationalism and traditionalism is more friendly to Russia rather
than to the Atlanticism and that's why the Bulgarian patriotic and nationalist
groups and clubs look 'pro-Russian' for a Yankee moron.

Currently, Bulgaria has a very servile and slavish pro-Atlanticist government,
and the pro-Atlanticist propaganda dominates in the country, and it tries its
best to destroy their historical prides and identities, and convert the people
into a sort of Poles (i.e. infected with self-hatred and with the Nazi ideas,
and unhealthy obsessed with conspiracies about Russia).

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