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Monday, February 02, 2015

Obama Openly Admits "Brokering Power Transition" In Ukraine

Obama attempts "first strike" on recent revelations of CIA coup in Kiev    

RT
By Robert Bridge
0201/2015

In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Barack Obama acknowledged that the United States had "brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine," thus admitting to the highest level of democratic impropriety imaginable.


Before we consider Obama’s stunning remarks, and how the Ukrainian people sold their country for a song, let’s rewind to November 2013, when then-President Viktor Yanukovich had shocked western capitals (and, more importantly, western markets) by suspending plans for an association agreement with the European Union.

As if on command, thousands of Ukrainians suddenly poured into the streets of Kiev to protest the decision. Such a rapid reaction should not have come as a surprise. 


After all, a multitude of US government agencies – most notably, USAID - had been operating in Ukraine since the collapse of the Soviet Union, investing billions on its latest "democratic" pet project.


This is no conspiracy theory. 

On December 13, 2013, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria "F*ck the EU" Nuland, following her third trip to Ukraine in five weeks, told the National Press Club: 


"Since Ukraine's independence in 1991 the United States has…invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in needs and other goals."




Although many are tempted to believe otherwise, governments don't normally spend such prodigious amounts of money in a foreign country unless it expects to get something hefty (in this case, Kiev’s loyalty) in return. Governments are by nature opportunists, not philanthropists, which is precisely why Russia gave USAID the boot in 2012.


Nuland hands out goodies to fascist supporters in Kiev
We should note here that it was not just US taxpayer dollars that unwittingly provided the funds to support the coup d’ etat in Ukraine. In another softball interview with CNN’s Zakaria, billionaire George Soros last May coolly admitted: “I set up a foundation in Ukraine before Ukraine became independent of Russia. And the foundation has been functioning ever since and played an important part in events now.”


Certainly those billions of dollars weren’t spent just on humanitarian work, like distributing pastries to the Ukrainian masses gathered on Independence Square. After all, there was the significant question as to who would get to lend Ukraine a multi-billion dollar bailout loan to stay afloat. Once upon a time, western financial institutions had cornered the market on the lucrative job of bailing out countries. Today, however,other economic agencies - BRICS for example - offered Kiev a much more attractive rate than the IMF. Yet the lender of last resort bagged itself another national trophy for its fireplace.


IMF' fascist Lagarde
Michael Hudson, of Counterpunch, summed up the IMF victory: "In April 2014, fresh from riots in Maidan Square and the February 22 coup, and less than a month before the May 2 massacre in Odessa, the IMF approved a $17 billion loan program to Ukraine’s junta. Normal IMF practice is to lend only up to twice a country’s quote in one year. This was eight times as high."

Hudson said the loan, given at a time of civil war, proved that the IMF is"an arm of US Cold War politics."



"Kiev used the loan for military expenses to attack the Eastern provinces, and the loan terms imposed the usual budget austerity, as if this would stabilize the country’s finances."


Ukrainian fascists on the rampage in Kiev

For anybody who still believes those billions of dollars were spent just to prop up democratic institutions need only consider the harsh historical lessons from places as diverse and distant as South America and the Middle East. Time and again, from Chile to Iran, Washington propped up puppet dictatorships to serve its purpose.

Proving this charge is as simple as eavesdropping on a telephone call conversation between Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt.


Obama, Nuland brought misery and death to Ukraine
Almost one year ago to the day, Nuland was heard outlining Washington’s vision of Kiev’s future"democratic" structure. Nothing terribly ironic about that, right? 

While much of the amused media focused its attention on Nuland’s “F*ck the EU” bomb, that was mere child’s play compared to the meat of the conversation, which spelled out exactly who Washington wanted in power in Kiev.


Nuland: …I don't think Klitsch [Vitaly Klitschko, one of the opposition leaders] should go into the government. I don't think it's necessary, I don't think it's a good idea.

Pyatt: Yeah. I guess... in terms of him not going into the government, just let him stay out and do his political homework and stuff….

Nuland: I think Yats is the guy who's got the economic experience, the governing experience. He's the... what he needs is Klitsch and Tyagnibok [Oleg Tyagnibok, the other opposition leader] on the outside. He needs to be talking to them four times a week, you know. I just think Klitsch going in... he's going to be at that level working for Yatseniuk, it's just not going to work.

Pyatt: Yeah, no, I think that's right. OK. Good. Do you want us to set up a call with him as the next step?


CNN fraud, Obamaite bootlicker, corporate fascist fruitcake
Fareed Zakaria
Or, instead of enduring the obscenities of a Nuland conversation, one could simply wait for Barack Obama to sum it all up in an interview with CNN all-star softball pitcher Fareed Zakaria.

Instead of challenging Obama on the question as to whether US-NATO policies in Eastern Europe - which, aside from moving inexorably eastward to Russia’s border, also excludes Russian participation in the US missile defense shield - have in some substantial way contributed to the deterioration of relations between Russia and the US, Zakaria merely dangles the “Russian aggressor” carrot before Obama, who of course blames the whole mess on Putin, while admitting to something incredible, yet entirely believable.



Obama told CNN's Zakaria that Washington “had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine"following on the heels of the deadly “protests on Maidan and Yanukovich then fleeing.”


John Kerry getting a piece of the fascist action
While Nuland’s colorful conversation one year ago told us everything we needed to know about Ukraine’s so-called democratic transition, it’s a completely different thing when the “deal” is admitted to by none other than the American president. The power brokers, desensitized to the concept of brokering political “deals” due to their so-called democratic work in faraway war zones like Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, are now employing the strategy inside of sovereign states that are
experiencing internal discord. 


The real tragedy of such a scenario is not that it is happening, but that the United States, and the Ukrainian people, it seems, believes that such a foreign invasion of pure opportunists on their territory constitutes democracy or will somehow lead to democracy.

But then again, the United States expected no less from the $5 billion, and a few cakes, it paid for Kiev’s allegiance. Now the Ukrainian people must dutifully follow that foreign-built road wherever it may lead them.




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Brussels’ New Russia Sanctions Fuel For Eventual EU Bonfire

EU citizens will soon enough be burning their furniture when Putin finally has had enough of this kindergarten posturing by neutered NATO fascists and turns off the gas taps - permanently    

By Finian Cunningham
01/31/2015

The EU leadership just can’t help itself, with the renewal of sanctions against Russia this week exposing the Brussels bureaucracy more than ever as an aloof plutocracy despised by the people it increasingly lords over. The European Council, led by former Polish president Donald Tusk, decided to extend travel bans and asset freezes on a list of Russia officials allegedly over the violence in Ukraine. 


The latest sanctions move will only sharpen economic pain felt by millions of workers across Europe who are caught up in the sanctions war between Brussels and Moscow. 

At a time of record levels of poverty and unemployment in EU states, the hostility of the Brussels leadership towards Russia will be seen as more proof that the mass of people are being ruled by a callous cabal that is completely out of touch with reality.



The inauguration of Alexi Tsipras as Greek prime minister also this week marks the election of the first EU government that is explicitly anti-austerity and vowing to repudiate the authority of Brussels. 

German leaders, in particular, have been "stunned" by the new Syriza administration winning power in Athens, according to a Reuters report. 


Merkel will follow Uncle Adolph's footsteps into
the bunker as the Russian bear rolls over Europe 
once again
The deep fear among the Berlin-dominated EU leadership is that the new Greek government will galvanise a wider popular revolt against Brussels. That revolt has been smouldering for years over popular discontent with a centralised EU that is slavishly in hock to capitalist austerity, Washington-led Atlanticism and NATO’s ever-expanding global militarism. Moreover, the leftwing Syriza government has denounced EU sanctions against Russia as baseless and has openly welcomed fraternal relations with president Vladimir Putin and Moscow. 





The first official delegate to be received by prime minister Tsipras was not one from a fellow EU member state, but rather Russian ambassador, Andrei Maslov, who delivered a personal letter of congratulations from Putin to Tsipras.

So Greece represents a potentially important pole within the EU that rejects both the doctrinal policy of economic austerity and the US-led drift in the aggression towards Russia over the Ukraine conflict. 


Greeks done with EU fascists, bank criminals, IMF,
bogus "austerity"
German leaders are already concerned by sympathy towards Russia in the Balkans and across southern Europe. 

Many members of the 28-EU bloc have voiced dissent to further sanctions, including Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic. The Greek Syriza government could thus provide a leadership role in taking Brussels to task for its plutocratic ways, in particular the reckless collision course it is pursuing with Russia at a time of acute economic hardship. 


Syriza is articulating a coherent protest against Brussels’ undemocratic policies, which are epitomised in the worsening stand-off with Russia.

As the Greek elections show, the people are not intimidated by austerity threats from Brussels, and they are contemptuous of how a total EU population of 500 million is being dragged into further conflict with Russia.




The contempt is heightened by Brussels kowtowing to Washington and NATO over-blown claims against Russia as the source of conflict in Ukraine.


No more kissy-face:  Obama will dump EU like a hot 
rock when the first Russian T-95 rolls into Poland
Within hours of the massacre in the southeastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol last Saturday, in which 30 people were killed and 100 injured by multiple rocket fire, the EU leaders were condemning the pro-Russian rebels over the atrocity and Moscow for supporting them. 

Brussels was singing off the same hymn sheet as NATO, the Western media, the US government and, of course, the far-right Kiev regime. 





Witnesses within Mariupol said that the Grad rockets were fired from positions outside of the city that are under the control of the Western-backed Kiev military forces – a violation that is in keeping with a bloody pattern of regime forces attacking other civilian centres in Donetsk and Luhansk. 




Up to a dozen people were killed in the town of Gorlovka over the past week from shelling of apartment buildings by regime forces.


But without any investigation, the EU leapt to the conclusion of censuring Russia for the Mariupol massacre, with the outcome being the renewal of sanctions this week against Moscow.

Incredibly, against the evidence of systematic crimes by the Kiev regime and certain basic facts, such as the fact that it was the Nazi-admiring junta that launched the war on the eastern regions of Ukraine back in April 2014, the blame is heaped on to people who are trying to defend themselves. 


Nearly 10 months later, 5,000 deaths have been caused – with at least half of the victims being civilians and most of them killed by Kiev forces.


Obama's UN whore Samantha Power
Yet people like US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power continue to brazenly distort the facts. Ironically, Power is said to be an "expert" in genocide and international law. This week she cited the death toll of 5,000 in eastern Ukraine, but then went on to accuse Russia and "Russian-backed rebels" for the violence.



The London Financial Times excelled in double think when it accused Russia for the latest escalation of violence and for deleting any prospects for a peaceful settlement. This is while the Kiev regime has continued to lay siege on the towns and cities of Donbas, including an economic blockade on state pensions and salaries.

The FT headline read: ‘Ukraine fighting points to Russia designs for puppet state’.


Obama propaganda prostitutes Psaki and Harf
That’s rich considering how the Kiev regime was installed by the West in an illegal coup last February, setting up a puppet state that is willing to let the IMF loot the country, open its borders to NATO forces and is carrying out ethnic cleansing of ethnic Russians. And when people are fighting for their lives, the Western media churn out elitist propaganda demonising Russia.


The FT reported: "An escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine in recent days has once again left western governments and military strategists trying to understand the strategy of pro-Russian rebels and their supporters in the Kremlin…The Minsk peace protocol, signed last September, is all but in tatters." The newspaper quotes a talking head from the London-based Royal United Services Institute as saying that Putin wants to carve out a "Mickey-Mouse Russian puppet state" by cleaving off the eastern regions of Ukraine.


"You vill do as vee say you little shit or vee vill cook you a bear stew you vill choke on!!!

This kind of ideological trash-analysis is sluiced through Western governments and media and sucked up by EU leaders in Brussels. But like the Greek electorate, the EU mandarins arrogantly think they can continue foisting their economic and political nostrums on the whole of the EU population. 

The Brussels bureaucracy arrogantly thinks it can just keep on railroading the population with policies that are idiotic in the eyes of the people as if people can’t see through the stupid lies and misinformation.


"Zis is zee last chair Fritz… get zee baby crib!"

Every time the EU elite opens its mouth, it invites further popular disdain and revulsion as a thoroughly undemocratic excrescence that the majority of people are fast running out of tolerance towards. Sanctions against Russia based on a politicised agenda of plutocrats in Washington and Brussels is more fuel for the eventual EU bonfire.


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Measles Outbreak Raises Fury Over California Vaccine Exemptions

Corporate "mainstream media" frauds and hacks now attempt to subvert California law through bogus pro-vaccination "reporting," panic mongering and should be the subjects of massive class-action suits: The San Jose Mercury News, once a legitimate newspaper now nothing more than a vaccination industry mouthpiece employing corporate propagandists posing as legitimate journalists    

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
By Lisa M. Keriger
01/31/2015

"I will never vaccinate my children…" - Kobe University virologist Teridah Ernala Ginting

California's permissive vaccine law is under fire as the state struggles to contain an expanding outbreak of measles, a once-controlled infectious disease that has sickened more than 90 people across the state and threatens many more.


While state law requires parents to immunize their children, easy-to-obtain exemptions are leaving tens of thousands of schoolchildren unvaccinated -- and that puts others at risk, experts say.

"It's absolutely infuriating," said Katie Fischl Fuller, a Santa Clara mother of 5-month-old twins, who are vulnerable because they are too young to be vaccinated. "You feel helpless, and there's nothing you can do about it."



Now, the fury over California's vaccine policy is spreading along with the measles outbreak that started last month at Disneyland. Health officials Friday announced three new Bay Area cases -- one in San Mateo and two in Marin -- bringing to 13the number of confirmed cases in our region.

Some schools and doctors in Southern California are turning away unvaccinated children, and a Marin County father has urged school officials there to send home his 6-year-old son's unvaccinated schoolmates because the boy is recovering from leukemia, which preventshim from receiving the measles vaccine.




Legislators tried in 2012 to make it tougher for parents to bypass vaccines, requiring counseling and signatures from health care professionals to gain an exemption. But two loopholes in the law left it easy for parents to opt out:

- Counselling can be given by naturopaths who practice alternative medicine and typically oppose vaccination.

- People who oppose vaccination because of religious beliefs can skip counseling, a last-minute change that Gov. Jerry Brown added when he signed the updated law.

"These are political compromises" to appease a small but very vocal anti-vaccine movement, said James Colgrove, professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University's School of Public Health and author of a leading book on the politics of vaccination.


Fox "News" pro-vaccination corporate whore Megyn Kelly
"The right to practice religion does not, in my view, include the right to endanger the health of others."

Even the Christian Science Church, which preaches the power of prayer to promote healing, does not oppose vaccination, said spokesman Eric Nelson.


The only vocal religious critic is Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who claimed the flu vaccine was designed to kill people.

State records show more than 13,000 kindergartners in California are unvaccinated due to either personal or religious beliefs, a Bay Area News Group analysis reveals. Thousands of other students also lack vaccinations, but state data concentrate on kindergartners as they enter school. In some schools, especially private Waldorf schools, fewer than half of kindergartners are vaccinated.

Balancing individual freedom with protecting community health is a longstanding public policy challenge, said experts. Objections to compulsory vaccination have been raised ever since California first required polio vaccination of all public school students and teachers in 1961.




California is one of 19 states allow exemptions based on purely on parents' personal beliefs. Only in Mississippi and West Virginia does public health trump parental choice: These two state have the strictest vaccination laws in the country, allowing only medical exemptions. The rest of the states accommodate both medical and religious exemptions.

But exemptions were rarely employed until recently.The success of vaccination against dangerous diseases and a federal campaign to protect children led to widespread acceptance.

In 2000, fewer than 0.77 percent of California kindergartners had vaccination exemptions. By 2014, the rate had more than tripled to 2.5 percent, or one in every 40 kids.


A series of high-profile incidents and theories about untoward effects of vaccines galvanized activists, Colgrove said. A book and documentary claimed the pertussis vaccine caused brain damage, although evidence remains insufficient to indicate a causal relation. 


A surge in autism cases triggered an investigation of a feared vaccine connection, but none was found.

"There is no acknowledgment of the side effects of vaccines," said Santa Cruz parent Amy Kelchner, who practices naturopathy and is authorized to write vaccine exemptions. "There is no acknowledgment that they are not 100 percent effective.


"Measles is not as terrible a disease as everyone is making it out to be. ... The body knows how to heal itself," said Kelchner, who has vaccinated her daughter but not her son, because he was not meeting his developmental milestones and she feared vaccination would contribute to the problem.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common measles complications include ear infections and diarrhea. Severe complications include swelling of the brain and pneumonia.

Among every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die from it. Among them was the seven-year-old daughter of famed children's book author Roald Dahl.




Against those concerns, the Internet offers guidance to parents worried about vaccinations, with websites advising "Hints For Religious Exemptions to Immunization" and "Using the First Amendment to Opt Out of This Potentially Damaging Procedure."

At the Waldorf-inspired Berkeley Rose School in North Berkeley, 87 percent of kindergartners had exemptions, according to the 2013-2014 database of the California Department of Health Services. The rate at some other Bay Area Waldorf schools ranges from 50 to 65 percent.

Some other private schools have exemption rates from 51 to 60 percent of students.




Exemptions have been permitted because they serve a politically pragmatic purpose, said Colgrove. "They act as a 'safety valve,' so the hard-core vaccine opponents don't attack your laws completely."

When Brown signed legislation to boost immunization rates, he asked his health agency to add the exemption, stating, "People whose religious beliefs preclude vaccinations will not be required to seek a health care practitioner's signature."

Brown's move was contested by top vaccine experts -- the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Health Officers Association of California and the California Immunization Coalition -- who appealed to the California Health and Human Services Agency to strike it. But Brown's language stayed.


Americans must NOT BE INTIMIDATED by pro-vaccination propaganda and scare tactics, and continue to fight for their Constitutional rights 

The governor's office declined to respond to the concerns. "We'll let the message speak for itself," said spokesman Jim Brown.

As counties race to control the measles outbreak, experts urge closing exemption loopholes.

"California exemptions are far too broad," said bioethicist Arthur Caplan of New York University's Langone Medical Center.

Smokers don't have the right to expose nonsmokers; drivers don't have the right to get on the road after drinking, he said. "I see no reason to lean in favor of the minority who want to put the majority at risk."



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