Freedom Of Thought And Information: Quotes.

March 22, 2017

If the ruling elites want to establish global control they need to be able to control all information the general population have access to. The idea of controlling information in order to limit the ability to think and develop ideas served Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and many other dictators well but was completely exposed by George Orwell in the novel ‘1984’.

In recent decades the technique for controlling thoughts and ideas has been more subtle, but that has not prevented many commentators higlighting what is going on.

“If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.” — Howard Zinn, historian and author

“The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity” – much less dissent. Gore Vidal

“Understand that all battles are waged on an unconscious level before they are begun on the conscious one, and this battle is no different. The power structure wishes us to believe that the only options available are those which they present to us, we know this is simply not true.” – Teresa Stover

“People in the West need to understand that if the news they receive bears on the interests of the US military/security complex, the news is scripted by the CIA. The CIA serves its interests, not the interests of the American people or the interests of peace.” – Paul Craig Roberts

In the years the USA could claim with some credibility to be the only global superpower, the elites managed to gain control of print and broadcast media throughout the developed world. Unfortunately the technology developed as a tool to to enhance the ability of the elite to control information while maintaining the illusion of freedom, The Internet, backfired on them. The General public forever despised by intellectuals and derided by the elite and the media proved to be a lot more intelligent and adaptable than ‘the controllers’ suspected.

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Sweden Same Sex Marriage

June 26, 2017

In the Swedish governments latest insult to all that is sane in western democracy, Sweden’s Fascist Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has announced his government will force all priests in the Swedish church to marry same-sex couples even if they disagree with with same sex marriage.

The Swedish Prime Minister outlined his new politically correct idiocy in a recent interview saying, “no priest in the Swedish Church can refuse to marry same-sex couples.” Mr Lofven argued that it did not matter what the view of the individual priests was and even supports a motion to only allow priests who agree with same-sex marriage the opportunity to be ordained SVT reports.

We wonder if the government, which refuses to prosecute immigrants for rape in the nation that now holds the title of Europe’s rape capital will be planing to impose his new law on Imams and Mullahs too, or are the famous double standards of the left going to apply as usual to Muslims.

The Lutheran Church of Sweden, the official state state church, has a form of parliament with elected officials, which recently committed to performing same-sex marriages.

Though the synod made that pledge, it did not require individual priests to carry out the weddings if they had personal moral objections. The church currently allows priests to refuse to perform weddings, baptisms, and funerals for any reason. Under Lofven’s fascistic law they will be able to refuse to marry mixed sex couples for any reason even if it is simply because the priest does not like the look of them, but not because the couple to be married do not conform to The Biblical definition of who can be married to whom.

The Swedish Prime Minister wants the commitment to perform same sex weddings to include individual priests and says that his party, the ruling Social Democratic Party, agrees with him.

Sweden legalised gay marriage in 2009 but the legislation, justly, did not compel clergy of individual faiths to perform same-sex marriages. Obviously if priests can be compelled by law to marry same sex couples, then by the same criteria they can be forced to marry brothers and sisters.

The Swedish church is known throughout the globe as one of the most slavishly devoted to politically correct dogma in the Christian world. The church’s stance on many issues has raised eyebrows from many outsiders.

One incident involving the lesbian Bishop of Stockholm Eva Brunne caused a large controversy when she announced that she would be taking down crosses in churches in order to give Muslims a place to pray instead. The sheer stupidity of this is gobsmacking as is the ignorance.

Other members of the church have also been criticised for their statements including priests Peter Englund and Helena Myrstener who said that Swedes should stop celebrating their “poisonous” national holiday.

The pair, who come from the heavily migrant-populated city of Malmo in southern Sweden, argued, “Patriotism has its roots in the patriarchal thinking that celebrates traditional masculinity as strength, competition, inequality, and reduces men to soldiers, and women to mothers. It goes without saying that this does not create good conditions for a world without borders.”

So from that can we conclude the Swedish church approves of the gang rapes (1),(2),(3), of Christian women that have been rife in the country because hooray for multiculturalism. The examples we link to are only three among many.)

Later this year the General Synod of the Church will have elections in which the anti-mass migration populist Sweden Democrats (SD) will field candidates. Sweden will also have a national election in 2018 and recent YouGov polling shows the SD as the largest and most popular party in the country.

However we expect some establishment stitch up to deny the will of the people and preserve the status quo. The elites would be well suited by the social chaos that must ensue if the current policy of flooding European nations with ignorant, illiterate immigrants who have no intention of integrating into European societies or even respecting the laws and traditions of their host nations. A breakdown of law and order in working class areas would not affect the wealthy very much, and ignorant people are much more easily manipulated.

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization Gains A New Member

June 24, 2017

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org,

Russia recently said it would support Iran’s bid to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an emerging economic and political alliance led by China. This Shanghai Bloc was originally formed in 1996 before it was rebranded in 2001. Its membership includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Last year, India and Pakistan also signed the memorandum of obligations and are expected to become full members sometime this year. The bloc has expanded into a military organization over the last few years and has run joint military exercises in the past.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Iran now fully fits the criteria for membership and that discussions on its bid to join will take place this summer.

“Next in line [for membership]…is Iran, which has resolved issues related to sanctions from the U.N. Security Council,” Lavrov told Russian state news agency Itar-Tass, as reported by Newsweek.

The country now “fully meets the criteria for membership,” Lavrov told journalists at the end of a meeting of the group’s foreign ministers.

Iran currently has observer status in the organization, meaning it can attend summits. As is quite clear, Iran and Russia already cooperate closely both economically and militarily, particularly regarding the Syrian conflict. What is especially notable about this alliance, however, is the fact that the U.S. was rejected from gaining observer status in 2004, which, as Newsweek reports, reinforces “the impression that its goal is to exist in opposition to Western political and military alliances.”

Further complicating this issue is the fact that NATO member Turkey expressed a desire to join this organization at the end of last year. As Turkey transitions from a so-called democracy to a nearly outright dictatorship, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may find he has more in common with his eastern counterparts than he does his western ones.

If this scenario were to occur, it would place a NATO ally in direct alliance with NATO’s longtime arch-rivals Iran and Russia.

As the world is seemingly preparing for a third world war between NATO and the growing Eastern bloc, we are witnessing the strengthening of alliances as well as the switching of some very strategic ones. One can only hope that as alliances switch and strengthen, the balance of power could shift just enough to prevent the powers-that-be from launching this disastrous war in the first place.

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Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:18 PM

What’s left of the American Middle Class?

therealestg9 Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:21 PM

That war has already been fought and won…

macki mack therealestg9 Apr 28, 2017 10:40 PM

Nope. That one was COLD. The coming one will be HOT.

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/the-truth-about-the-c…

stizazz macki mack Apr 28, 2017 10:49 PM

“we are witnessing the strengthening of alliances as well as the switching of some very strategic ones”

Yep. The happy side effect will be that IsraHell is DOA.

beemasters stizazz Apr 28, 2017 10:55 PM

“As Turkey transitions from a so-called democracy to a nearly outright dictatorship, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may find he has more in common with his eastern counterparts than he does his western ones.”

Far from that….EU is practically a dictatorship with reps not voted by the people. I think the reason is NATO is a largely white-only alliance? Turkey is all feathery. It floats towards whichever direction the wind blows.

SMG beemasters Apr 28, 2017 10:58 PM

Trump, you better see through this globalist crap, because otherwise your and my grandkids are going to be digging through nuclear rubble.

eforce SMG Apr 28, 2017 11:28 PM

Or perhaps the COLD one never ended, and the Soviet Union merely underwent a cosmetic upgrade…

D Nyle eforce Apr 28, 2017 11:34 PM

Nato will wave a White Flag and Ass kiss anybody with a non-Limp wrist, seen their work in Iraq and Afgan, old tech, old weapons and idiot soldiers

TalkToBooBoo D Nyle Apr 28, 2017 11:48 PM

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2_legs_bahhhhhd TalkToBooBoo Apr 29, 2017 1:11 AM

Are you still fucking here?

WTF Tyler’s , why are these assholes allowed to spam this site?

Manthong 2_legs_bahhhhhd Apr 29, 2017 3:12 AM

You know,

The good thing about WW-III is that there will be less migrants.

Manthong Manthong Apr 29, 2017 3:24 AM

It’s pretty late at night…

I made a small bowl of fruit with a little scoop of ice cream.

Gosh darn a small brown spider crawled over the rim…

I ate it.. better protein  than  the ice cream.

Manthong Manthong Apr 29, 2017 3:50 AM

So I was sitting in seat 1-C coming up north from Texas…

There was a bit of a commotion as there was a hornet buzzing about.

I got out of my seat and smacked the little f’r against the overhead with my hand.

I would have eaten it except for the ladies on the crew and seating about.

I am really a considerate guy.

Giant Meteor Manthong Apr 29, 2017 4:53 AM

I understand 😉

Manthong Giant Meteor Apr 29, 2017 5:46 AM

..but I might suggest that one refrains from indulging on insects in Mexico  else one wants a complete cleansing of the digestive tract.

Took Red Pill Manthong Apr 29, 2017 8:10 AM

Corbett Report did a good 17 minute video on this group years ago called “Meet The Shanghai Cooperation Organization”;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oikVGwPkPL0&feature=youtu.be

and a 4 minute update done this week;

https://www.corbettreport.com/the-shanghai-cooperation-organization-is-a…

The new alliance will account for 43% of world’s population and 24% of world’s GDP. Iran’s inclusion into the group is a key piece and, combined with the Swift banking alternative Russia and China are forming, will truly give the West a force to be reckoned with.

jeff montanye Took Red Pill Apr 29, 2017 8:35 AM

and welcome it is.  the west needs a force to be reckoned with.

however the west, likud zionists, intelligence agencies, military industrial complex, deep states, etc. gave their own people a force to be reckoned with to oppose them: the committing of the great mass murder/treason of 9-11.   bust this and they are castrated.

this technique has the added advantage of killing fewer people than most other ways of unseating the dynasty.  they are clearly guilty.  convincing the critical mass of opinion independent of the legacy media is a necessary part of success.   what can be gotten from the 9-11 families’ suits against saudi arabia?

http://www.whale.to/b/israel_did_911.html

https://sites.google.com/site/onedemocraticstatesite/archives/-solving-9…

http://www.amazon.com/Solving-9-11-Deception-Changed-World/dp/0985322586

http://www.luogocomune.net/site/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticl….

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/everything-rich-man-trick/

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/098213150X/sr=1-1/qid=1467687982/ref=olp_pro…

http://www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf/2016/04/epn2016474p21.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgE-hGNy2W0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYUYya6bPGw

Manthong Took Red Pill Apr 29, 2017 1:55 PM

.. and just guess where all of the mountains of little yellow 1 kg shiny things are accumulating.

Took Red Pill Manthong Apr 29, 2017 3:06 PM

Right! The days of the petrodollar are numbered.

halcyon 2_legs_bahhhhhd Apr 29, 2017 9:09 AM

Every click is revenue.

No incentive.

It’s not about your enjoyment, it’s about Tyler’s revenue.

2_legs_bahhhhhd halcyon Apr 29, 2017 9:57 AM

Cool, kinda like the fed…who knew a mouse could create candy out of dogshit.

D Nyle 2_legs_bahhhhhd Apr 29, 2017 8:19 PM

LMAO, “a mouse could create candy out of dogshit”.  Quote of the Year

JRobby SMG Apr 29, 2017 7:46 AM

Trump needs to change his tune on Monday. Give him the weekend to think about it since “the job is much harder than he expected it to be”.

His own family are globalists!!!

I thought for an insane moment that his behavior is a “rope – a – dope” but it looks like not.

BobEore beemasters Apr 29, 2017 4:17 AM

I suspect that the reason NATO is largely a white only alliance… is because it’s generally the case that white only folks hang around the frigid “North Atlantic” part of North Atlantic Treaty Alliance zones.

However, in the usual manner of our current era, the meaning of the term has functionally expanded into including such non-frigid zones as the s e Med… where a tiny pirate state is…. by degrees, so to speak…

inviting itself into that club. With intention of becoming the major player. It was via the formal reliquishing of their veto vote on the entry of Israel into NATO that Turkey signaled both it’s submission to the sionist entity… and it’s willingness to play a role in the new game – of breaking up not just NATO… but Europe itself… into tiny satrapies most easily managed.

“The bitterness of the developing feud between what are on surface still close NATO allies is one element of that new direction in theatrical plot line – but what’s at least equally important here is the speed and magnitude of Ankara’s switching the narrative towards Russia. The mind-boggling speed of the turnaround in the space of less than a month is a harbinger of how recklessly confident the conspirators against the real now feel. In the wave of pure emotion driven by the implanted nationalistic fervor of those who believe there was a coup attempt against the elected government, there is no time or place for critical thinking – if the “Chief” says America is now Satan, and Russia is the angel of light, when just weeks ago the perception management of the regime was quite different, that’s just how the masses are going to see it.” https://storify.com/SuaveBel/t-the-western-world /jULY 2016

The breakup of NATO -and it’s replacement by a defacto “ZATO” which conforms to the dictates of the Moscow-Tel Aviv energy monopoly alliance, will be accompanied by the isolation and break up of a once mighty Republic on the other side of the Atlantic. Stage-managing of which was the entire purpose of drumming the Drumpster into office.

But who knew>>>??? Hooo couldn’t seen it coming? The TRUMP DECEPTION was predicted 9 months ago bY those few who refused to drink the zheeple foolaid.

researchfix BobEore Apr 29, 2017 4:32 AM

In my definition “white-only” is Russia and Iceland. Politically incorrect, i know, like many truths.

BobEore researchfix Apr 29, 2017 7:12 AM

Curious that you would think of Russia as a white only country.

The history of the place is full of the usual made up stories designed to conceal what who where why and when… but when the varnish is stripped…

Russ and Ukrainia are an amalgam of the two streams of ethicities which moved into the zone around the same time – from different directions.

Varangians (aka Swedes, aka Vikings) from the northwest, river pirates and freemen – Kipchaks/Cumans from the east, steppe warriors, horsemen, blue-eyed but with features generic to the Sino-Mongol races. Like Genghis Khan, the red head. Still completely evident in the faces of those who call themselves Russ today.

We’re not races apart, anywhere on the planet, save for maybe outback Australia and Dravidians and Tottenhots. And the real “Aryans” came out of the East. https://storify.com/SuaveBel/return-to-khan-tengri-part-three        Our common enemy is Semitic racial supremacists and religious fanatics.

white horse BobEore Apr 29, 2017 8:38 AM

Wow, you need to present your theory to Nobel prize committee.

RevIdahoSpud3 BobEore Apr 29, 2017 8:33 AM

Yes hell, you’re right. If only we had hillary now litteraly every single thing we experience as a society, domestic and nationally would be golden. Instead of hanging by a by a thread to survive as we are now the empire would have been bolstered with concrete and rebar reinforcement, is that it? Such a smart guy you are!

BobEore RevIdahoSpud3 Apr 29, 2017 10:47 AM

Sooo

well all the limp sarc from the beta boy brigade is done…

when all the down arrows in the world no longer produce the desired temporary opiate…

when the task of reasoning one’s way out of a dead end … for one’s entire culture… falls to those who really could not care less whether y’all fall down… or not.

What’s next? Your toolbox is empty, there’s nuthin in yur glove. Roll over, n make room for fresh. Yur roadkill suckas. I’m writing for the survivors amongst ye’s.

MalteseFalcon stizazz Apr 29, 2017 12:29 PM

“The happy side effect will be that IsraHell is DOA.”

Oh really?

Wait until Israel switches sides.

It’ll be a laugh riot in the USA.

Just keep an eye on comings and goings of dual passport holders.

CharlesBronson MalteseFalcon Apr 29, 2017 3:25 PM

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CharlesBronson MalteseFalcon Apr 29, 2017 3:25 PM

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Raging Debate therealestg9 Apr 29, 2017 5:49 AM

War lost. Psst. Just some battles.

To quote a movie:

“Earthquake”

Response: “No Captain. Battle formations.”

ClassicCommodity Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:41 PM

I hope so. I just want to see people die and suffer to be honest. I want poverty, faminie disease, and corpses smeared into the pavement.

Cleanse this world of the filthy hominid monkies that have destroyed everything on this planet. And before you judge me – well I consider myself an ecologist realist that prefers to give precedence to all OTHER life that humans have systemically fucking destroyed.

So much fauna extinct within the what… last 100 years? Not to mention the daily geocide of cattle etc to feed all the useless people. I love animals!

If we need Lucifer to carry out this ecological deed, then so be it. Fucking do it!

Normalcy Bias ClassicCommodity Apr 28, 2017 10:42 PM

Somebody needs to smoke a joint and get laid…

Krungle Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:53 PM

Everyone needs to smoke a joint and get laid.

GodSpeed_00 Krungle Apr 28, 2017 11:41 PM

Weed is overrated.

Giant Meteor GodSpeed_00 Apr 28, 2017 11:48 PM

Thank God for the round up !

Usual suspects ..

Let’s have a war !

Mr 9×19 GodSpeed_00 Apr 29, 2017 6:18 AM

sex too.

i would go for solid booze.

Bludklot Krungle Apr 29, 2017 10:06 AM

A martini and a blowjob aren’t bad either.

11b40 Bludklot Apr 29, 2017 11:00 AM

With a Doobie for desert.

Supafly Bludklot Apr 29, 2017 12:32 PM

Whatever gets the taste out of your mouth.  From the martini, that is.

general ambivalent Normalcy Bias Apr 29, 2017 12:10 AM

Somebody needs to leave their degeneracy behind.

JRobby general ambivalent Apr 29, 2017 7:54 AM

Degenerate behavior is a product of the mind control operations at one of its many points of control. But of course it is multi-faceted.

Normalcy Bias general ambivalent Apr 29, 2017 10:44 AM

Someboby needs to pull the stick out of their ass and live a little.

SMG ClassicCommodity Apr 28, 2017 11:05 PM

Then kill yourself.  Because what separates us from the monkeys is the ability to solve problems, so lets fix this.

Any BTW, if you think Lucifer is going to do anything good for humanity, you are sadly mistaken.

ClassicCommodity SMG Apr 28, 2017 11:33 PM

Did my perfectly clear and objective comment go over the top of your head? HUMANS are the disease, why the fuck should I give homo sapiens precedence over world’s flaura and fauna? The world has been all but completely destroyed and there are 7 billion and counting.

Do you just think we can keep squeezing out more useless eaters at the expense of everything else?

It’s too late for alternatives – we don’t have the energy resources or commodity resources available to “solve problems” with.

I’m fighting for all the sheep, cows, chickens and fish that die everyday so that you can go on being worthless by eating them.

Socratic Dog ClassicCommodity Apr 28, 2017 11:59 PM

Like the man said, best thing you can do is kill yourself, and have your corpse turned in to the Nihilist Biscuit Factory, formerly known as Soylent Green.  That’ll save a few of your precious fucking chickens.

CuttingEdge Socratic Dog Apr 29, 2017 3:10 AM

Hmmm…Vegan much, CC?

Without humans, cows sheep and chickens wouldn’t be around either – at least, not in anywhere near their current numbers. Not exactly geared up for survival without those pesky humans around to farm and protect them from all the big bad wild beasts that would flourish. Think about it…

I’ll give you that fish would probably do better without us around, but they are fucked anyway, courtesy of the shit spewing from Fukushima over the next hundred years.

land_of_the_few Socratic Dog Apr 29, 2017 4:53 AM

Soylent is SOYa and LENTil, and not made of anything more schlocky, in the original book “Make room! Make room!” by Harry Harrison, that the film is based on.

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Divisions In British Society Will Destroy Brexit Says Writer From The Most Divided Society In Europe

June 24, 2017

Recently came upon an article in an online news site that ought to know better, describing how the deep and irreconcilable divisions in British society (deeper than those in France, Germany or the USA according to the author) will ensure Brexit is a disaster.

It was the most ill – informed, bigoted piece of shite I have ever read.

London Bridge Is Down
Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog,

The French election, won overnight by Emmanuel Macron, put several segments of the French population opposite one another in a pretty fierce contest. And that contest will continue. Because Macron won’t be able to lift the French economy out of its doldrums any more than Le Pen could have, or than Trump can life the US, and the new president will have the honor of presiding over a further and deepening downturn. The French political dividing line was aptly described by Simon Kuper recently:

The ultra-nationalist writer Charles Maurras believed there were “two Frances”. The one he loved was the “pays réel”, the real country: a rural France of church clocks, traditions and native people fused with their ancestral soil. Maurras loathed the “pays légal”, the legal country: the secular republic, which he thought was run by functionaries conspiring for alien interests.

 

Maurras was born in 1868 and died in 1952. But if he returned on Sunday to witness the French presidential run-off, he would instantly recognise both candidates. He would cast Emmanuel Macron as the incarnation of the “legal France” and Marine Le Pen as embodying the “real” one.

Maurras may have been a questionable character, but that description is not half bad. Once enough people in the country understand the failure of ‘legal’ France, they will want ‘real’ France back. That will be true in countries all over Europe; to a large extent it already is. Marine Le Pen summed up the key issue really well a few days ago when she said of the country post election: “France will be led by a woman, me or Mrs. Merkel.”

There is only one reason the French people would ever tolerate Germany having an outsized influence in their politics and economics: that they feel they benefit from it financially. And yes, if you put it that way, it’s already quite something that they haven’t revolted more and earlier.

The generous unemployment benefits are undoubtedly part of that. But those can’t last. And since the Germans owe their influence in Paris to the EU, it’s obvious how the French will feel they can stop that influence. And then the EU will turn out to be not a peacemaker, but the opposite.

Still, as much as France is divided, and as serious as that division is, the country is a shining beacon of unity compared to the UK, where the dividing lines are as manifold as they are laced with toxins. The snap election PM Theresa May called, in just over a month, can do nothing to resolve any of it. That means the EU can do what they want in the Brexit negotiations. Which will therefore be an unparalleled disaster for May and the UK.

The EU can and will ‘have its way’ with the UK for one simple reason: the United Kingdom is anything but United. It makes no difference what the EU does to the UK, the British won’t blame them for it. They will blame each other instead. No matter what happens these days, the British always know in advance who’s to blame, and it’s never themselves; it’s always another group of Brits.

The Tories are deeply divided between pro- and anti-Brexit forces. Labour is divided along those same lines, and adds pro- and anti-Corbyn sentiments for good measure. Other parties don’t really matter much, but they have similar dividing lines as well.

Anti-Corbyn Labour MPs have convinced themselves they know better than pro-Corbyn party members. They’ve kept claiming for so long that Corbyn is unelectable it’s become a self-fulfilling prophecy. They’ll be lucky not to face the fate of their former brethren in François Hollande’s Parti Socialiste, who ended up with just 6% of the vote in the 1st round of the French elections.

PM Theresa May called the snap election for June 8 to hide some of the divisions behind, to make them appear less relevant, or even to profit from them and grab more power. But the very fact that Brexit was voted in, already makes the election nigh irrelevant.

Whoever wins, and it looks certain to be May herself. will open themselves to being scapegoated in a big way. Which won’t keep them from seeking victory, because the loser can expect the same fate. The trenches have been dug, and deeply. Governable? Don’t count on it. It feels more like 40 years later we’re back to Johnny Rotten ‘singing’ Anarchy in the UK.

If May threatens to leave the EU ‘cold’ and trigger a ‘Hard Brexit’, she will simultaneously trigger a whole lot more, and much wider, divisions in the country (or is that countries?!), and that’s even without mentioning an entire minefield of legal, and potentially constitutional, issues. The latter especially because Britain doesn’t have an actual -written- constitution.

For Brussels, it’s easy pickings, and pick they will. This week, they casually raised the UK’s cost of leaving the EU to €100 billion, from estimates varying from €40 billion to €60 billion before. Paddy Power and its equally powerful bookie ilk soon won’t be taking any bets below, say, €150 billion. In that regard, and many others, the EU will do to the UK what it is doing to Greece.

The only way to stand up against that is to show a common front. But there will be no such thing in the Divided Kingdom, not for a long time. Everyone has their favorite scapegoat, for some it’s Nigel Farage, for others David Cameron, George Osborne, Tony Blair, Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May. And nobody is going to leave their blame trenches. They’re the only places they feel somewhat comfortable, less scared, in.

Theresa May, if the polls are to be believed -and given the divisions we might for once-, will have to sit down and negotiate with the multi-headed Hydra that is the EU, ‘strengthened’ by a major election victory, but she will find it the ultimate Pyrrhic victory, because Brussels will have a ball playing her divided ‘nation’.

Scotland can probably easily be seduced with the carrot of EU membership, but more importantly, Juncker and his people can cast doubt on the entire Brexit vote, and they will have many interested takers.

The Brexit negotiations will take at least 2 years. But it could be 3 or 4 years, who knows? May has no power over that durationm unless she walks. She won’t. And as things are drawn out, Juncker et al have all the time and opportunities they want to tell both May and the British public that Brussels has no intention of punishing them, but will have to do so anyway.

After all, Brexit is a threat to the entire European project, and all the leaders of the 27 remaining nations, as well as the vast majority of their domestic opposition parties, are behind that project, no questions asked. And the many thousands of people working their very well-paid jobs in Brussels and Strasbourg are not too critical either.

All in all, the British need to wake up and smell the roses as long as there are any left, and before they have been replaced with less savory odors. Or they will have to seriously wonder whether the Kingdom, united or not, can outlive the Queen, aka the London Bridge.

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“London Bridge is Down” was recently revealed as the secret UK government code for the moment the Queen dies.

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Comments:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-08/london-bridge-down

philipat's picture

I call total Bullshit on this article written by persons either with an axe to grind or a lack of understanding of UK politics. Or both.

There may be some still semi-hidden more nefarious reasons (involving election rigging in the last election) to call the Poll now but essentially the Labour Party is in complete disarray under the “leadership” of communist Corbyn. Labour don’t seem to understand that you can’t win an election in a Western Libaeral democracy from anywhere other than the centre, as Le Pen just found out. Further, May was still largely operating under the mandate of Cameron and so not fully legitimate. Blair (that well known war criminal who should be in jail, but never mind for the purposes of the point to be made here) understood this very well and “New Labour won power from the centre. “Old Labour” under Corbyn will any election from the left.

For both of these reasons, may sensed an ideal opportunity to strengthen her majority (at present very small overall) and create her own mandate. Show me any politician who, faced with the same circumstances, would not have done exactly the same?

The outcome will be an enormous Conservative majority which will allow her a stronger hand in Brexit negotiations, such as they may be as the Brussels collective have already made it abundantly clear that they have no intention to negotiate in good faith. In fact, many are now wondering why waste 2 years and not just pull out now to avoid wasting 2 years in useless negotiations whicgh are likely to end in “no deal”. British industry can accept a return to WTO trade rules either indefinitely or until the German car manufacturers force Brussels to make a trade deal. And if the City loses out, so be it. The UK economy is over-dependent on criminal finance and it would be an ideal opportunity to re-balance the economy anyway.

So May and the UK will be in a much stronger position with a resounding mandate from the British people to get us out of the clutches of the unelected megalomaniacs in Brussels (Not to mention Pedophiles and Drunkards)

Again, I call major Bullshit on this article.

OverTheHedge's picture

“I call total Bullshit on this article written by persons either with an axe to grind or a lack of understanding of UK politics. Or both.”

I have to agree. This doesn’t seem to reflect any facet of British society that I know about, although I am an ex-Brit, so might be out of touch.

1. Whilst Brits do like to play the blame game, they NEVER turn down an opportunity to wallop the Frogs, and the next two years are going to be an endless parade of Frogs in barrels for shooting purposes.

2. Scotland can whine and winge all it wants, they know that Europe will treat them like Greece, and they know that the UK will stop funding their profligate government. Given that the oil income is ever decreasing, it becomes more irrelevant. Finally, no new referendum until UK is out of eu, so utterly irrelevant. Do we see Scots rioting over being allowed to stay within eu? I don’t.

3. The Labour party. Enough said.

4. The lib dems weren’t even mentioned in the article, quite rightly as they are utterly irrelevant.

5. Seems to me that the Brits are actually quite united, in that the entirety of Europe is against them, backs to the wall, fight them on the beaches. If Spain tries to upset BritBot by messing with Gibraltar, all hell will break loose.

So, on balance, I believe the exact opposite of the article is the situation on the ground. Posh winebars in Knightsbridge might suggest otherwise, but London is NOT the UK.

 

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Yup. The article is drooling nonsense. Unless its’ author thinks that every single person will at all times be in accord then it will always be possible to point to differences of opinion. Living here, I absolutely do not sense – outside perhaps of Londonistan and from the SNP (as distinct from Scots) – any dissent over the Brexit.

London is so different from the rest of the UK that in may ways, it is like somewhere else. Some areas more than others, mind you – Tower Hamlets, for instance.

May has astutely taken the opportunity to increase her majority, which looks like a shoo-in – while Labour and UKIP both are rudderless. I il say I admire Corbyn’s adherence to conviction politics, and the Labour membership’s support of him and his/their principles. It highlights the bankruptcy fo the parliamentary Labour Party and the slimeball politicians that make it up. Sadly, it is not enough to gain traction in an election in what is stil a largely somatised country. While folk can get BMWs and Audi’s on easy terms, who wants to fight for workers (or anyone else’s) rights?

Fact is, the EU has long been disliked, since its germ as the EEC really. Tampering with fairly minor matters of weigths and measures, however, was overtaken by the bombast and federalism, and feathering of nests, of the EU “elite” and their handsomely paid minions. Now we get the threats, coercion and general unmasking of the beast per Drunckard’s recent bile, which serve to prove the right choice was made. Now, threaten Britons with whatever dreamed up impositions, call them threats, call tem attacks, and you will see increased unity among us. At the same time, you will see – as has been the case – the division between those such a Cluncker at the Commission, and Tusk at the Council. Perhaps Tusk, federalist as he is, seems more hope for the EU if it can trade successfully with us than if not, which would seem wise.

Once the UK is out of the EU, the impetus for Scottish break away is liley to wither rather rapidly. Whither then Sturgeon’s pension?

What did anyone really expect after the way the PIIGS were treated? Now try it on with one of the big boys, you bunch of f*cking pussies. See how far you get.

The Islington set, it’s pseudo-intellectual fans in the BBC and a diminishing number of Snowflake-esque Remainers may cry their eyes out about it, but get around the country and you will find a good deal of unity and a rather visceral dislike of the EU and the people like Wancker who epitomise it.

 

Thus far May has it right. Call the election while the EU struts around like a pigeon (all Obama-style), then when it matters just don’t take the blindest bit of notce of their nonsense (Euro100bn demand included).

 

EddieLomax's picture

Got to agree, this is the most illinformed piece of guff I’ve read for a long time.

“For Brussels, it’s easy pickings, and pick they will. This week, they casually raised the UK’s cost of leaving the EU to €100 billion, from estimates varying from €40 billion to €60 billion before.”

News just in, I’m hearby raising the charge for stupidity from £400 to £8000, it is apparently easy to get money off you if you truly believe we will pay anything at all?

“Paddy Power and its equally powerful bookie ilk soon won’t be taking any bets below, say, €150 billion. In that regard, and many others, the EU will do to the UK what it is doing to Greece.”

Lol.  Seriously, I wouldn’t take any bets below €150 billion either, afterall, why would I want to lose money when making a bet?

The conservative party has for a long time had a very large split in it.  It started in 1972 when a lot of them thought they were joining a economic agreement or getting leverage over Europe etc etc, a few realized exactly what it was.  And the split has been getting more painful since with the problem being its much harder to overturn the status quo than continue with it.

If the vote last year had been to JOIN the EU then I reckon it would have been 30 to 70% against, and that is being optimistic.

 

The real news is France has commited to being behind the EU tariff wall when the UK leaves the EU, that means US and other companies can sell a product at between 12% to 40% cheaper if their cost of production is cheaper and the UK has a free trade agreement with them.

For us a free trade agreement with a country like the US is a no-brainer, for the US its a unique opportunity to take over EU market share.  When Le Pen gets in in 2022 it is going to be very hard for French companies to get back in, but the economic pain will really be something to behold, maybe the French will lead the way in sweeping the Muslims out, just the lower security costs would be a compelling economic advantage.

 

Globalisation And The Destruction Of Civilisation

May 18, 2017

Despite repeated assertions that this blog does not align itself with either of those anachronistic labels,. left and right, our oppositions to globalisation (an attack on the benefits the early trade union movement fought to win for British, European and American workers) and our support for controlled borders and strict vetting of immigrants (particularly those claiming refugee or asylum seeker status,) we are often accused by those who like to label themselves ‘left’ (because it sounds cuddlier than their true position, which is authoritarian,) of being a bunch of right wing extremists.

Well if being part of the resistance to the destruction of European civilisation and culture and the assaults on personal liberty, free speech and the principle of all being equal under the law is considered extremist these days we are proud to be extremists and also to welcome others with independent minds to our columns.

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Boiling Rice To Save Democracy

April 12, 2017

It is generally accepted now that the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria was a false flag and a number of possible reasons why Washington would engineer a stunt by the Islamists they have supported and supplied for four years in Syria (the same head amputating, human organ noshing, sex slave owning savages as Barack Hussein Obama beloved ‘moderate’ rebels) at a time when the rebels are on the back foot and President Assad’s forces, assisted by Iranian ground troops and Russian air support are within reach of defeating ISIS in Syria.

The one that most closely represents my view is that the atrocity was a diversion designed to shift attention away from the far worse atrocity in Mosul, Iraq, where a US led coalition is killing far more women and children every day as they indiscriminately bomb and shell rebel held parts or Iraq’s second largest city. Another is that the so called ‘Deep State’ in Washington, frustrated so far in their attempts to fabricate evidence of corrupt links between Donald Trump and Russia is now trying with some apparent success to manoeuvre him into being another warmongering puppet as Obama and George W Bush were.

Yet another (and the last one we will cover in this article is the scandal of an Obama administration White House staffer ordering the security agencies to spy on Trump and his team during the election campaign. A thorough investigation into the Obama administration’s surveillance of Donald Trump’s headquarters throughout the presidential campaign has led to the Wikileaks bombshell that Susan Rice, former  Obama’s security adviser being outed as the official behind the spying which Obama claims he “knew nothing about” (his fallback position when a scandal threatens to touch him).

Rice’s revealing the names of Trump associates is evidence of an Abuse of Power. Predictably,the leftist media is circling the wagon-aiding and abetting a cover up of Susan Rice’s actions to divert attention from surveillance scandal that dwarfs Watergate while simultaneously closing ranks around Obama.

What Rice did was completely out of bounds and the cover up and media defending her is typical behavior from the radical left, should we just ignore it?

The part of the facts many people miss is her job was as a manager, a director who told others to conduct investigations and compile information, not herself.  So why would a person that high up on the totem pole be doing an investigation only on Trump people?

Most reasonable observers believed or at least hoped that the nation would finally be spared having to listen to the Clinton and Obama administrations’ go-to liar after last November’s election. In the normal course of events, National Security Advisor Susan Rice would have simply packed her bags and vanished into well-paid obscurity at a “progressive” university or think tank. But it was not to be.
The woman who has been blamed with some accuracy for more fiascos than most can count is still with us. She first publicly demonstrated her bad judgment as far back as 1996 when as the Clinton National Security Council’s senior director for African affairs, she successfully urged the Clinton White House to refuse a Sudanese offer to turn al Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden over to the United States. Bin Laden had helped engineer the first World Trade Center bombing and, but for Ms. Rice, would have been taken down before he and his buddies finally brought the towers down eight years later.
No doubt gaining prestige for this sage advice, Ms. Rice steadily rose to become what passes for a foreign policy superstar in the Clinton and Obama world, finally ending up as President Obama’s national security adviser, where she worked internally to weaken this country’s support of Israel and was constantly available to heap praise on her boss and his accomplishments. She was selected by the White House communications team after the terrorist attack in Benghazi to falsely blame a hapless filmmaker for the debacle lest Mr. Obama’s re-election narrative that he had the terrorists on the run be jeopardized. It was then that Ms. Rice came into her own as a liar.

Utilizing talking points put together and given her by Obama aide Ben Rhodes, she took to the Sunday talk show circuit, appearing before every camera she could find to declare the filmmaker the villain while insisting that the White House and Mrs. Clinton were blameless. It wasn’t until Judicial Watch went to court to get copies of the Rhodes emails ordering her to lie to protect her bosses that the public began to appreciate her talent for telling whoppers.
Ultimately, her tour de force on Benghazi and later public claim that Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl was a hero captured by the enemy on the battlefield rather than the deserter everyone in the administration knew him to be cost her the job at the top of the foreign policy ladder. Chosen as Mrs. Clinton’s successor as secretary of State, Ms. Rice was forced to withdraw rather than face confirmation hearings in the Senate.
Now with the revelations earlier this week that it was she who “unmasked” the names of Trump associates overheard in conversations with foreign nationals picked up by U0.S. intelligence during the Trump campaign and transition, the lady is at it again. At first she claimed she had done nothing unusual, not realizing her actions were coming under scrutiny. Then she admitted that, yes, she had increased her requests to the intelligence agencies as the campaign heated up and through the transition, and that she was aided in her efforts by none other than her old friend and co-conspirator, Ben Rhodes. Once it was revealed that she was collecting data on the future president, she admitted the “unmasking,” but assured everyone that, as she told reporters, she had “leaked nothing to nobody.”

The only people who took her at her word were Clinton and Obama apologists who would, if called upon, praise the bright sunlight at midnight. Don Lemon and others at CNN immediately dismissed the facts revealed as “fake news” designed to malign Ms. Rice and the Democrats in an effort to divert attention from the Trump administration’s many sins and failings. The public isn’t buying it, knowing that being fooled once by a serial liar might be blamed on the liar, but anyone who could be fooled twice, three times or more by the likes of Ms. Rice can blame only themselves.
Those familiar with the way she went about collecting information on her boss’ political enemies know that she and Mr. Rhodes were running an unprecedented effort to politically weaponize the powerful tools put into the hands of the government to fight terrorism and turn them on those with whom they disagree. Michael Doran, a former National Security Council (NSC) senior director, was shocked at the enormity of what they had purportedly done, telling a reporter they had accessed “a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in the wall.”
Mr. Doran’s shock was echoed in the words of retired Col. James Waurishuk, former NSC aide and deputy director of U.S. Central Command, who told the Daily Caller, “This is really, really serious stuff.”

Indeed it is, and though Ms. Rice has dodged questions about whether she’ll willingly testify before congressional investigators on what she did, she should be required to do so if she has to be dragged up there kicking and screaming while being reminded that lying under oath is different from lying in front of a television camera.

 
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After US Media’s Campaign To Link Trump To Russia, Obama’s Secret Deals With Russia Are Revealed

March 29, 2017

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 23, 2017

translation provided by Russian Ministry of InformationTable of contents

  1. The assassination of former Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov
  2. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano
  3. Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund to be chaired by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
  4.  Russian-Turkish interdepartmental consultations on combating terrorism and organised crime
  5. The situation in Syria
  6. Western media silence regarding Mosul
  7. Situation on the Korean Peninsula
  8. UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs approves Russian anti-drug personnel training initiative
  9. Publishing recommendations on standards of conduct in various countries on the Foreign Ministry’s websites
  10. Cases of prosecution of Montenegrins favouring stronger ties with Russia
  11. Yet another anti-Russia Western media campaign in connection with the FIFA World Cup 2018 
  12. Answers to media questions:
  13. Russia-US collusion to deliver “strikes” against Hillary Clinton’s campaign
  14. Evaluating the US-led coalition’s successes in the fight against ISIS
  15. The Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Russian charge d’affairs ad interim
  16. Returning to Poland the wreckage of the plane that crashed near Smolensk in 2010
  17. Russian-US relations
  18. Settlement of the Syrian conflict
  19. The assassination of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov
  20. Statements by the US Secretary of State on the situation in the Korean Peninsula
  21. Russian-Turkish relations
  22. Vandalism
  23. The Moscow conference on the settlement of the Afghan conflict
  24. The assassination of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov

The assassination of former Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov

Moscow has been stunned by the reports of the cold-blooded murder of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov today, March 23, in central Kiev.

Evidence suggests it was a contract killing that, by all indications, was meant to send a message. As soon as the media reported this assassination Moscow hoped that Ukrainian law enforcement agencies would be able promptly to solve this crime and identify the masterminds behind it and of course its perpetrators, without any politicisation and based on objective data. However, after Ukrainian President Poroshenko announced that this assassination was “an act of terror perpetrated by Moscow,” naturally, there was no more hope left that the investigation would be impartial or objective. We have no doubt about that. By all indications, this time as well the “killer regime” (as it is already being referred to) will do its best to make sure that no one will ever know the truth about what happened in Kiev.

We would like to express our condolences to Mr Voronenkov’s family and friends.

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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano

On March 27, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano will make a working visit to Russia at the invitation of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. It will be his first visit to Moscow in this capacity since the new Italian government was formed in December 2016.

The talks are expected to address the status of and prospects for Russian-Italian political, economic, scientific and technological ties. Special attention will be given to advancing successful cooperation in culture and education, as well as contacts between civil societies.

The ministers will address key international issues, including the situation in Syria, Libya and Ukraine, the fight against international terrorism, cooperation with Italy at the UN Security Council and Russia-EU relations.

During his visit to Moscow, Mr Alfano, as co-chair of the Russian-Italian Council for Economic, Industrial, Currency and Financial Cooperation, will hold talks with Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. The officials are expected to discuss the implementation of the decisions made at the council’s 14th meeting in Rome on October 5, 2016, including measures to overcome negative trends in bilateral trade.

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Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund to be chaired by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

On March 29, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will chair a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund devoted to the results of its activities in 2016 and plans for the near future.

I would like to remind you that the Alexander Gorchakov Fund was established at the initiative of the Foreign Ministry (co-founder) in 2010, under the President’s directive to support public diplomacy, promote Russian non-profit organisations’ participation in international cooperation and involve civil society institutions in the foreign policy process.

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Russian-Turkish interdepartmental consultations on combating terrorism and organised crime

As Russian-Turkish relations are gradually normalising, the resumption of dialogue on combating terrorism, which is relevant for the whole world and our two countries, has become an integral part of the bilateral agenda. Particularly in view of the important role that Russia and Turkey play in the context of the very complex processes that are taking place in the Middle East and North Africa, primarily in relation to the conflict in Syria and the fight against ISIS.

On March 29, another round of Russian-Turkish interdepartmental consultations on fighting terrorism and organised crime will take place in Moscow under the auspices of the foreign ministries of both countries. The previous consultations were held in Ankara in October 2016.

The Russian delegation, with a wide circle of representatives from relevant ministries and departments, will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov.

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The situation in Syria

On March 23, the next round of intra-Syrian talks based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254 will begin in Geneva under the auspices of the UN. The delegations of the Syrian government and Syrian opposition groups invited by the UN will continue consultations in keeping with the agreed-upon agenda, including forming trustworthy, inclusive and non-confessional governance, drafting a new constitution, using it as the basis for holding elections, fighting terrorism and other topical issues. In our view, combating terrorism is a priority topic, because, as evidenced by the recent terrorist attacks in the Damascus suburbs and Hama Province, terrorism remains the main impediment to peace in Syria.

The decisions that will be made in the context of a peace settlement in Syria should be worked out by the Syrians themselves and approved by all of the country’s political, ethnic and religious forces. Otherwise there is a high risk of the disintegration, breakup of the state.

We welcome Damascus’s constructive approach toward achieving practical results at the Geneva talks. We hope that representatives of the Syrian opposition will also demonstrate their willingness to come to agreement and most importantly, their commitment to restore peace and order in Syria.

We unfortunately must note – and this is obvious – that not all parties are pleased with the fact that the political process has restarted. We regularly record attempts to stymie its progress through certain representatives of the opposition who are continuing to make all sorts of preconditions verging on ultimatums. The militants are continuing to receive arms and ammunition, new members of criminal groups and, above all, funding from abroad.

Moscow is disappointed with the position of its Western partners in the UN Security Council. Their refusal to condemn the bloody terrorist attacks in Damascus in March and the suppression of these events, as well as of the use of chemical agents by ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, point to their reluctance to take effective steps to confront the terrorist threat, which remains extremely high.

On March 19-21, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists carried out a series of attacks in Damascus suburbs. Clearly, all those attacks were militarily futile. It seems that they pursued quite different goals: to complicate the situation as much as possible, derail the efforts to consolidate the ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, assisted by the Russian centre for reconciliation in Syria, and prevent the cessation of hostilities at the local level in Berze and Kabun, the suburbs of the Syrian capital.

These terrorist attacks were thoroughly planned. We took note of the remarks by Abu Jaber, a Nusra field commander, who, in a statement on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the “revolution” that the opposition marked on March 15, vowed to step up the fight against government forces “on all fronts” and threatened new large-scale terrorist attacks.

The Syrian army gave a fitting rebuff to the terrorists.

Clearly, not all parties want peace in Syria, unfortunately. Nevertheless, for our part, we are continuing our focused work in Astana, Geneva and other venues to bring closer the long-awaited peace through a political settlement and the elimination of the terrorist hotbed in Syria, which is our friend.

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Western media silence regarding Mosul

I would like to draw your attention to a fact that we have repeatedly mentioned earlier when discussing the situation in Mosul and its coverage by Western media, government agencies and officials.

We have said that reading Western mainstream media makes you think that civilians and children have been killed only in certain cities, particularly in Aleppo. Not one of the Western media outlets has dug deeply into what is happening in Mosul. In fact, it is even worse. There is no need for digging; all journalists need to do is to stop hushing up or ignoring stories like that of five-year-old Havra from Mosul, who was gravely wounded in an air raid by the US-led coalition. Leading Western political commentators, journalists, and analysts are not there holding images or pictures of that girl. For some reason, neither her name, nor her photos have made it into briefings or news conferences in Western capitals. Havra is virtually non-existent even though questions are being asked about her. However, even when answering questions, Western representatives are doing their best trying to minimise the media impact, as they call it.

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Situation on the Korean Peninsula

We are watching closely the developments on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions are rising, much to our chagrin, following the North Korean missile tests and large-scale military drills to practise offensive operations against North Korea that were held as part of US-centred military and political alliances in Northeast Asia. The continued US military build-up in the region, including the deployment of the THAAD system in South Korea, is a serious destabilising factor.

Decreasing military activities is becoming a more pressing task. We consider it unacceptable to take advantage of the current situation in order to gain a unilateral military advantage or to massively “push” new types of weapons into the region. We are certain that progress towards peace and stability in Northeast Asia is impossible without a comprehensive resolution of current issues solely through political and diplomatic dialogue that takes into account the concerns of all parties involved. We see no alternative to a joint search for a new and constructive strategy out of the current deadlock in the context of general military and political deescalation and dismantling of the architecture of confrontation in the region. Does it sound too complicated? I don’t think so, because even though “wrapped” in a diplomatic parlance, this formula reflects our consistent stance on the issue that we have repeatedly explained and communicated to our partners.

To this end, Russia is ready to work as closely as possible with all interested parties.

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UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs approves Russian anti-drug personnel training initiative

The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs held its 60th session in Vienna on March 13-17. It was a landmark event for the Russian inter-agency delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov. It was the first-ever joint session of SCO member states and leaders of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, which gathered under the aegis of the CND to discuss the key aspects of the global anti-drug strategy and its implementation. The CSTO member states made a special statement in Vienna to voice their readiness to work together against trans-border drug threats, including the Afghan threat.

The session unanimously approved the Russian delegation’s draft resolution “Enhancing capacity of law enforcement, border control and other related agencies to counter illicit drug trafficking through training.” Building on Russia’s experience with Central Asian, Afghan and Pakistani drug police training, the resolution makes an important contribution to the practical implementation of decisions adopted at the special session of the UN General Assembly on the global drug problem, held in New York in 2016.

During its current four-year Commission membership, Russia has advanced a number of widely approved initiatives to promote Olympic and other athletic ideals as  a means of combatting drug addiction, establish a network of scientific consultations to find the most effective anti-drug tools, and shut down illegal drug-related finance.

We expect the Russian contribution to international anti-drug cooperation to promote Russia’s full-fledged participation in the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs following the elections to that interstate agency, due at the April ECOSOC session.

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Publishing recommendations on standards of conduct in various countries on the Foreign Ministry’s websites

I would like to draw your attention to information that will be of interest to our citizens travelling abroad, tourism operators and tourists. Our Ministry constantly places priority on assistance to Russian citizens who travel abroad or stay there with short-term or long-term goals. In this context, the Foreign Ministry’s experts asked themselves how to prevent misunderstandings and undesirable incidents with citizens of a particular country. With the help of the Russian embassies in various countries, a great deal of work was done to collect and analyse information on unwanted gestures and behaviours abroad, that is, simply, what we should not do in those or other places, where seemingly inoffensive words, expressions, gestures and movements can be perceived negatively, and even hostilely, taking into account the traditions of this locality, region or country.

As a result, the Ministry published a set of recommendations on its Internet resources, including general advice in various fields (religious life, everyday communication, informal contacts, etc.) and the specifics of conduct of certain peoples or social groups.

The full list of these recommendations can be found on the Crisis Management Centre Department’s website, sos.mid.ru, in the For Tourists section. You will be able to find any information about any country there. Also, this information will be posted on the consular website. We strongly advise everyone going abroad to read this information, as the holiday season is coming. You will certainly learn many new things. I would also ask everyone who does not find the necessary information or finds disputable information to write to us – you know how to do this: via email, in the social media and to the addresses on our websites. We will be happy to make the necessary additions. We will also make changes if you find an inaccuracy. We are open to dialogue on this issue. Of course, I would also like to draw bloggers’ attention to this section. We are waiting for a flashing response.

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Cases of prosecution of Montenegrins favouring stronger ties with Russia

We have taken note of reports of a sentence handed down by the High Court of Podgorica to Mayor of the Plav Municipality Orhan Sahmanovic, a member of the Bosniak Party.

Sahmanovic’s case, in our opinion, once again demonstrates that justice “a la Montenegrin” is fairly selective; rather it is more of a tool for a politicised struggle against dissent than for combating corruption and crime. This is an obvious sign of a vicious practice of instituting legal proceedings and organising political trials against Montegrins favouring, among other things, stronger ties with Russia.

I would like to remind you that, two months ago, Orhan Sahmanovic, in his capacity as the head of the Plav Municipality, together with leaders of the Democratic Front Adrija Mandic and Milan Knezevic, against whom the Special Prosecutor’s Office of Montenegro has brought charges of suspected involvement in an alleged coup attempt, were visiting the Chechen Republic to establish fraternal ties between the two regions and strengthen friendly contacts between the peoples of our countries. A question arises whether it was this that has given an additional impetus to the routine case that has been in the hands of the Montenegrin Themis since 2014.

The obvious disproportion between several thousand euros worth of damage caused by the official and a one-year prison sentence for him arouses big questions. It is no secret that, in the past, the Montenegrin justice system sentenced a high-ranking ruling party functionary accused of multi-million embezzlement to just two years of house arrest. Against this background, Sahmanovic’s case is a graphic example of the absolute puppetry of Montenegrin justice.

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Yet another anti-Russia Western media campaign in connection with the FIFA World Cup 2018

Yet another spiral in the anti-Russia Western media campaign concerns the FIFA World Cup 2018. We still remember the Western press innuendos about the “shoddy organisation” of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and the “absolute failure” that had been predicted for a long time until the athletes and guests came to Sochi and saw everything with their own eyes. We remember the “black PR campaign” in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics and a similar campaign based on allegations that Russian athletes used doping, etc. Currently the media are fulfilling a new order related to the FIFA World Cup 2018. In a short while, we all will witness the Western world’s vigorous actions in this area. They will be taking serious steps with regard to the event to be held by Russia. It goes without saying that their aim is to disrupt it. The full information capability will be used to influence public opinion; there will be various surprises. Regrettably, the #мидзнал hashtag (the Foreign Ministry knew) will not lose its relevance.

So far, the mercenary media are attempting to do all they can to smear the World Cup organisers’ image. You may recall that not long ago the BBC released a film, Russia’s Hooligan Army, dedicated to football fans. We evaluated this “blockbuster.” Later the British media began whipping up passion in the run-up to the Rostov-Manchester United game in the final sixteen of the Europa League. A few days ago, a British tabloid, the Mirror, published a story alleging that Russia was training fighting fan groups meant to provoke fist fights with foreigners. I just can’t understand what they are hoping for. Do they hope that we will not see all this or that all the elements of a single campaign will not come to light? It can’t be ruled out that we will not see a certain comprehensive Western-developed document on starting this propaganda campaign. But that’s now; later all these things will certainly come to the surface. A clear mainstream line is emerging even without the publication of materials providing unequivocal evidence of launching the propaganda campaign. It has been ordered and paid for, because it costs a lot to make films of this sort. The same allegations migrate from film to film, from material to material, from story to story…

We again hasten to disappoint the PR teams that make this information trash. The media have exposed these stories. You may have seen that the author passed off the Maslenitsa (Shrovetide) fist fights near the walls of the Izmailovo Kremlin as the drills of “fighters” and that the “frightened residents” were several old woman vendors from the nearby Vernisazh market. In principle, every cloud has a silver lining, as the saying goes. We invite everyone who comes to this sports event to visit the Izmailovo Kremlin, and the Vernisazh exhibition folk fair of decorative and applied arts. Anyone who visits these places will see how they drill fighters and football hooligans and buy souvenirs too. Quite likely, you will recognise one or two characters from British media stories.

I would like to advise foreign football club fans, primarily British clubs, considering that their country has taken up this PR campaign with so much zeal, calling into question traditional Russian hospitality, I would like to advise them to be more attentive, to refrain from inventing these farfetched stories, and just listen to the opinion of their fellow countrymen, who were not afraid, despite your – I am addressing the British media – scaremongering, to come to Russia in March 2017.  Manchester United is reported as thanking FC Rostov and its fans for a warm reception. Sky News had to admit that the fears of the English fans did not come true. Even the BBC reported that the hosts had given MU fans a warm reception, and literally a “warm reception.” You may have heard that Russian volunteers were distributing blankets, because our climate, unlike our hospitality, can be harsh.

Instead of misleading stories in the run-up to FIFA World Cup 2018, check your information and use specific life situations and logic rather than mainstream sources alone. All of this is exposed and revealed and one feels ashamed to read it.

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Answers to media questions:

Question: According to CNN, officials working for Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump had colluded to coordinate actions damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. How could you comment on these reports?

Maria Zakharova: We keep talking about CNN. Unfortunately, this is becoming commonplace for this television channel. They are approaching the moment of truth. All of us know about the political leanings of the CNN TV channel and the civic position of its employees. It is necessary to distinguish between the civic position, electoral activity and propaganda and involvement in the domestic political competition, which, in principle, undermines the democratic foundations of a state that has openly told the whole world that it will spread democracy to the most remote corners of the globe. Current developments obviously highlight the subjective bias of media outlets and their involvement in political games and blackmail. In fact, this has gone beyond games: it is blackmail plain and simple. All of this certainly deals a huge blow to the pillars of democracy.

For many years, the United States remained an exemplary democratic system. Current developments in the United States are a tremendous blow to democratic values. Why are CNN and other media outlets becoming involved in the political tug-of-war? This question should be addressed to them, rather than to us. It defies all reason. People, organisations and, of course, the media work a lot to earn a certain reputation and status. Gaining confidence is the most important thing; but confidence can be undermined in no time at all. Confidence in CNN was undermined long ago, but the problem is that confidence in all media outlets is also being undermined. This trend is very dangerous.

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Question: The US Department of State estimates that the United States and the US-led coalition has liberated 60 percent of Iraqi territory and 30 percent of Syrian territory that was previously controlled by ISIS militants. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that the coalition’s operations have reduced the influx of foreign militants by 90 percent. What can you say about the US-led coalition’s success? And what do you think about their future plans to create security zones?

Maria Zakharova: It’s up to military experts to evaluate progress on the ground. Regarding political assessments, we should say (and we are saying this all the time) that it is important to think about the price of these successes, the fight against terrorism and civilian casualties. The United States has been urging us to think about this. What we can see in Mosul amounts to unprecedented brutality and a tragedy affecting civilians, women and children. We have absolutely no doubts concerning the need to combat terrorism, but the civilian population should not be forgotten either. It is people and their destinies that should top the agenda. As I see it, US representatives should reread their own theses and statements dating to September-October 2016 and be guided by the advice they have offered to the world.

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Question:The Russian charge d’affaires ad interim in Ankara has been summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry in connection with the murder of a Turkish soldier, presumably by a Kurdish sniper. How would you comment on this?

Maria Zakharova: Our Turkish colleagues have invited Sergey Panov, the Russian charge d’afaires ad interim, to discuss the current situation, which remains complicated in the context of the Syrian peace settlement. As you know, Turkey is one of our main partners in resolving the Syrian crisis. I would like to note that you should directly contact the Defence Ministry on all issues linked with military aspects, in any context.

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Question: What is your comment on Poland concluding a contract with a former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague Mr Luis Moreno-Ocampo, under which he is to help the country retrieve the wreckage of the plane that crashed in Smolensk in 2010? Do you consider this move by Poland reasonable?

Maria Zakharova: I have not seen this information, and I will ask our experts to prepare a comment.

Poland is a free and sovereign nation, and it can make such steps if it likes. I believe the question may be more about what Poland wants from Russia as far as the wreckage is concerned. As you may know, we have repeatedly made it clear during our briefings and bilateral contacts with our Polish partners, not to mention  other statements and interviews, that our Polish colleagues are free to analyse without limits everything associated with this tragic event. We have repeatedly called on them to come to Russia by agreement with relevant ministries and agencies and at any time convenient to them to work on this. If they need to go through some details that have not yet been made clear to them regarding this tragedy, nothing is preventing them. It is another matter if this is politically rather than forensically motivated. In this case, we have nothing to do with it. It is a domestic Polish issue, which it is sad to comment on, to tell you the truth. This is the stance of not only the Foreign Ministry but of all the Russian ministries an agencies that are directly or indirectly associated with this matter. If our Polish colleagues need to clarify any issues or to continue to analyse the wreckage and documentation, they are always welcome to Russia. All they need to do is to file a request, telling us about their intentions, and we will provide them with what they need as we always have.

I would like to repeat that regarding your question I will make inquiries as to the official position of the Foreign Ministry.

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Question: How do you see the future of Russian-US diplomatic relations in the context of the current atmosphere in Washington? Can you confirm that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will come to Moscow in April?

Maria Zakharova: Apparently, many volumes have been written about the development of Russian-US relations. I announced the release of the Foreign Ministry’s yearend Diplomatic Bulletin and even showed it at the previous briefing. I believe that about 20 per cent of that bulletin was devoted to Russian-US relations, the way we see them, how we want them to develop, what we expect from Washington, what we are willing to do with the United States, the priority areas of cooperation, areas where our cooperation should be revived without delay and the areas where this can wait, at least for a limited time. This issue has been covered in interviews by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, comments by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and in numerous statements made at all levels by representatives from various Russian agencies, political analysts and politicians, as well as officials from the legislative and executive authorities. We can talk about bilateral relations with a different degree of mastery, but we would like to start implementing our relationship at long last.

We provided our views on bilateral relations and the reasons for blocking them under President Obama. We said that we were willing to work with the new US administration, under President Trump. I don’t think we need to invent anything in this respect, because so much has been said before. Simply, we should start concrete practical work. We are ready for this.

You know that we always invite our American colleagues and diplomats to join bilateral or multilateral dialogues on issues in which the United States has traditionally played a big and active role, such as Syria, the consultations in Astana and many others. We expect Washington to formulate its foreign policy approaches in the form of a concept. We are ready for pragmatic and specific work on the principles that we have described many times.

As for the visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the information about it, this is what I can say. It’s not a secret that preparations for any visit include the coordination of the time when it can be announced. Visits by foreign ministers are public events that are never kept secret. At least, I don’t know about any secret visits by foreign ministers in Russia or the United States. Preparations for such a visit also include the coordination of the format, agenda and the date it can be announced to the public. It is a matter of propriety and respect for each other’s interests. One side proposes a date, and the other side is expected to accept it. This date should be acceptable to both sides, because the foreign ministers have packed schedules. The issue also concerns the coordination of the agenda by experts. One side informs the other side of the issues it plans to discuss, and the other side needs to respond that the agenda is acceptable. In other words, the sides need to reach agreements on many issues, after which they can announce an upcoming visit. This is how we work with our colleagues.

To tell the truth, over the past few years we’ve seen many strange things happen in Washington in connection with preparations for visits or talks by our foreign ministers. The US Department of State has more than once asked us not to announce planned visits until the last minute. This is not our tradition. We have been operating openly for years, but we have respected the requests we have received from our colleagues in Washington in the past few years. But what happened after that? First, the US Department of State asked us to keep the planned visit quiet and not to announce it until the last possible minute, until we coordinated the date. We did as they asked. But a day or two later the information was leaked by the US State Department and sometimes by the US administration. Frankly, this put Russia and the media in a strange situation, because they didn’t know who to believe – the official agencies or the many leaks.

It is difficult to say if this diplomatic communication is a US tradition or the latest technique. But it definitely doesn’t correspond to our traditions. We believe that everything we coordinate should be made available to the media in accordance with diplomatic procedure. When we coordinate a visit and the date for announcing it, the information should be made public calmly and as agreed. This is what we do in relations with our colleagues from other countries.

As I said, such cases in our relations with the US Department of State have become a bad tradition over the past few years. So, I can say in response to your question that we will make the date and format of contacts between the Russian and US foreign ministers public after we coordinate them. We won’t keep them quiet. At this point, I don’t have any information I can share with you. I can say that this visit and such contacts are possible in principle, but it would be premature to talk about timeframes.

Also, I would like to say that if the practice of leaking information that concerns not just the United States but also Russia, which has become a tradition in Washington in the past few years, continues, there will come a day when the media will publish leaks about the things that Washington asked us to keep secret, for example, things that happened during President Obama’s terms in office. Believe me, this could be very interesting information.

Our American colleagues must decide if they respect the diplomatic procedure, if they keep their word on the arrangements made between us, primarily arrangements made at their own request, or we create a few very nice surprises for each other.

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Question: You said that four issues are on the agenda of the Geneva talks: governance, constitution, elections and fighting terrorism. Will the Russian-proposed draft constitution for Syria be discussed there? In Astana, the Russian partners proposed creating a working group to draft a constitution. Will this proposal be included in the Geneva talks’ agenda? Sergey Lavrov said yesterday that Russia and Turkey would try to find a way to include Kurdish representatives in the Geneva talks. Will Kurds participate in these talks? An anti-ISIS coalition meeting of 68 nations has been held in the United States. It reaffirmed the US plan to establish “interim zones of stability” in Syria and Iraq. What is Russia’s opinion of this initiative?

Maria Zakharova: I can say in answer to your first question that the agenda and organisation of the Geneva talks is the UN’s responsibility. So you had better ask UN representatives about this. I know that debates on drafting a new constitution will include the discussion of the Russian proposals that have been presented to the concerned parties. It is not a draft but separate proposals and ideas that are designed to encourage an analysis and preparations for drafting a new constitution. We will be happy if they are discussed in Geneva. As I have said, it is not a final document. It is not a document we would force on others either in its form or essence. This is not what we wanted. It is a set of proposals that should encourage the intellectual process. I believe that these proposals can be discussed as separate elements. Maybe the parties concerned have used Russia’s proposals to formulate their own proposals. The Russian proposals will probably be discussed [in Geneva], but they are not on the agenda as a separate issue.

As for the [anti-ISIS] conference in the United States, Russia did not attend it because it is not part of this format. We don’t take part in such meetings, but we do analyse their results and put forth our position on the Syrian settlement without any connection to the agreements that have been reached without Russia’s involvement. There are formats in which Russia is involved alongside many of the countries that attended the conference in the United States. Therefore, if new agreements have been reached at this meeting and if they are of concern for the attending countries, these agreements can also be discussed in the formats in which Russia is involved. They can present these decisions or use them to formulate their proposals; we are ready to discuss and work on them. As I said, there are formats that have been created for this purpose, such as the UN and the International Syria Support Group (ISSG). We are ready to discuss anything that can be useful for the Syrian settlement and for bringing it closer.

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Question: Speaking about Syria, are there any visible indicators showing that Russia’s diplomatic and other efforts towards a settlement in Syria are attaining their goal?

Maria Zakharova: You question merits a doctoral thesis titled The Indicators of Success in the Efforts to Settle an International Conflict. I think your question has both theoretical and practical components. One of them is ceasefire and its effectiveness and stability. I am sure you know that it is a very important indicator.

A political settlement, including its launching and progress, is extremely important. We are very optimistic about the political settlement, because the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government have agreed to negotiate. The possibility of holding these talks looked unrealistic six months ago. Today, these talks have moved from theory to practice. Unfortunately, not everyone likes this, as we have said today. Active attempts have been taken to prevent a political settlement. If all parties concerned contributed to a settlement in Syria, we would have achieved very good results and forgotten about this problem long ago. It is regrettable that huge efforts are being made to impede progress towards a political settlement that has taken so long to start.

I believe that another indicator is the activity of the concerned international players at different platforms. Their influence on the warring parties is a major factor and an indicator of progress. Just one example: you probably remember that a year or two ago, the large global players who supported Syrian opposition groups and those who supported the Syrian government’s counterterrorism efforts did not talk with each other. Today, those who did not hear and seemed unable to hear each other even half a year ago because their positions were so widely different, are not only discussing things but are also working together on the ground. The Defence Ministry regularly informs you about this. I believe that this is also a very important indicator. Stability, or at least the desire and attempts to stabilise the situation in the country and ease the suffering of civilians, as well as the involvement of humanitarian agencies and organisations in helping people in Syria and other countries torn apart by conflicts are vital indicators of movement towards a settlement.

This is a short answer. I believe that you can also find theoretical writings on this issue and learn more about it.

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Question: Following the assassination of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov, the Ukrainian authorities, followed by Western media outlets, began to accuse Russia, saying that a certain mythical “Kremlin’s hand” was behind the attack. Could you comment on these allegations?

Should other “defectors,” not only in Ukraine but also in other countries, who were put on an international wanted list by Russia (but for some reason, nobody is trying to catch them), fear for their lives and health?

Maria Zakharova: The second part of your question should be addressed not to me but to the relevant agencies.

As for the reaction from Kiev and global media outlets, which unequivocally held Russia responsible within an hour of the attackq, I have already commented on this, and I can say it again. The most terrible thing is that this shows that there can be no unbiased and objective investigation into the killing. We have not seen any objective investigation into many high-profile cases in Ukraine: the killings of journalists, public figures or politicians or the mass killings and executions in Odessa and other cities. The most terrible thing is not the accusations against Russia or the loss of image. The most terrible thing is that this “bloody flywheel” is gaining momentum in Ukraine. Whether anybody will be able to stop it is an open question. There is only one thing that can put an end to this series of bloody crimes: following the law and conducting an objective, unpoliticised and fair investigation. Then there would be a chance for Ukraine to return to the realm of law in some way or other. I’m referring to the ruling regime, the nationalists and militants, who are illegal armed groups. However, this will only be possible if the state – even under the existing regime – declares, in no uncertain terms, that there is a need for a full-scale, fair and objective investigation. Statements of this kind within minutes and hours of such tragedies are an indication of a state’s real intentions. Either a state is interested in conducting an investigation and does its utmost to that end, or there is every reason to say that a corresponding trend and tone is set for yet another bloody crime. How can the head of state, within minutes [of the attack], say things that are not based on any expert findings? Experts have not even examined the nearby area. They have written no reports, have not studied what happened. However, the head of state does not say that everything will be done to ensure an impartial and objective investigation, but makes accusations and issues statements addressed to a specific country. This is what I started with. Frankly, at first we were shocked by what happened, but we were shocked even more by Ukrainian President Poroshenko’s remarks.

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Question: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has already visited Japan and South Korea, where he commented on North Korea’s missile tests. He said there will be no talks because of North Korea’s aggressive nuclear missile test policy. He also said he could not rule out US military intervention in the event of a threat to its allies, Japan and South Korea. Could you comment on this?

Maria Zakharova: I’ve already commented on the situation in the region and offered our clear-cut vision of how the situation should develop. We have given our assessment of North Korea’s actions and the way the situation in the region should evolve, including in terms of security and stability. We have also described the negotiating format that we believe should receive priority as the most effective format. We have offered our assessment and recipes that, from our perspective, should lead to the appropriate result.

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Question: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said relations between Russia and Turkey have been restored, their divisions overcome and that the two countries are cooperating in dealing with the Middle East problems. How does the Foreign Ministry assess the current level of relations with Ankara?

MariaZakharova: We regard our relations with Ankara as a process of restoring full-scale relations to the level they were at before the incident with the downing of a Russian aircraft and the death of Russian servicemen.

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Question:  There are two Bulgarian patriots, two cultural figures in Russia, both of whom are People’s Artists of Russia: Filipp and Bedros Kirkorov. During the past 30 years, these Bulgarian patriots have not received a single commendation from Bulgaria. Perhaps this question would be better addressed to the Bulgarian authorities. Bedros Kirkorov was the first to perform the song Alyosha in Russia. I hope the Bulgarian authorities will mend their ways.

Maria Zakharova: I can assure you that the Kirkorovs are not considered foreigners in Russia.

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Question: Our news agency in Bulgaria has been attacked by many other media outlets, which accused us of engaging in “Putin’s propaganda,” although Media Most Bulgaria is a small news agency. We work with all open news agencies. We sought to provide information on what was going on in Syria. I risked my life as I spent a month in Iraq near Mosul. I have a lot of material and reports, but, regrettably, no one was interested. Attacks are made on my Bulgarian partners who represent Media Most in Bulgaria, but that’s nothing. Vandals have destroyed the grave of my partner’s father in the cemetery, and all this happens in the European Union! If we have foreign correspondents here, I’d like to ask them how they would feel if someone destroyed their fathers’ graves.

Maria Zakharova: I think it would be unfair to put questions to journalists who come here to ask questions. So please put your questions to me, and I will answer them. And if you have a discussion, let it be held after the briefing.

There are no countries without problems. Regrettably, outrages committed against graves and monuments and the desecration of graves are a common misfortune. This happens all over the world, and the question is how we respond to this. I don’t think that this issue should be politicised in any way until we see that there is no reaction from the official authorities, who should make appropriately tough statements about the inadmissibility of such things. Until that moment, I have the hope that this horrible incident (that’s how we should refer to this event) will evoke an appropriate response in your country. If this does not happen, and if you, moreover, think that this is a case of political pressure and a threat to you as a journalist, there are the related organisations, including the OSCE, which have relevant institutions. You can appeal to them and submit this as evidence, if, as you say, all of this is linked to your professional pursuits.

There are people who engage in such things. As human beings, we must condemn them. To reiterate: if you feel that your professional activity is under threat, an investigation should be held and a judgment issued.

Question: I would like to add that I saw such things only in Syria, where Christian cemeteries were vandalised in this way.

Maria Zakharova: Oh no, Syria is not the only country where such things occur. There are many others, and Christian burial sites, relics and places of worship are not the only targets. Places of worship, graves and monuments are desecrated all over the world. This is related to religion and historical memory. I can assure you that, regrettably, this is a common evil and misfortune. The question is how we, and the countries in question, respond to this.

Question: In April, Moscow will host a conference on conflict settlement in Afghanistan. Will Russia welcome the Taliban’s attendance?  

Maria Zakharova: I would need to check regarding the participation of a particular country. I know that Washington has not confirmed its participation in the April 14 conference. I must ascertain the information about the delegation of Afghanistan and other delegations, and then I will inform you.

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Question: Is Russia planning some measures for the protection of Denis Voronenkov’s widow?

Maria Zakharova: I do not think this issue is within the Foreign Ministry’s purview. This question should be addressed to law enforcement agencies and be decided with the participation of the Russian citizen you mentioned.

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How The Left Maipulates Language To Make Dangerous Ideass Seem Benign

March 24, 2017

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The political left, as they like to style themselves because it sounds less threatening than the more honest ‘authoritarian control freaks, bases much of its campaign rhetoric on conflict-mongering. Left wing political movements have always had as their raison d’ê that they are against something; capitalism, monarchy, religion, inequality, injustice, whether real or fantasized. In the past, when the social orders of the developed world were dominated by rigid class systems that prevented social mobility, left wing politics masked the real nature of what it stood for, replacing the old oppressive elite with a new, often more oppressive elite, by posing as something positive or progressive, the defenders of the working class (or more emotively, ‘the downtrodden masses’. To this end, generations of communists, socialists and paternalistic liberals twisted language to make themselves appear benign while the demon of the day (capitalism, conservatism, religion etc. was pained as something evil and threatening.

Eighteenth century libertines claimed to defend “freedom” while faith became “fanaticism” and “superstition.” In reality they demanded total freedom for the rich from all moral constraints. Double standards and hypocrisy was rife among these ‘liberals.’ A young female servant who fell pregnant after an (often coercive) encounter with the master’s son was classed as morally deficient and condemned to a life of shame and infamy, while the man could evade any responsibility, simply on the basis that the word of a gentleman would always be believed over the word of a ‘low born’ person.

Later, Karl Marx paved the way for emotionally needy virtue signallers to pose as “intellectuals” siding with “the masses,” against authority. The problem there was the intellectuals only cared about the social kudos they could gain by presenting themselves as defenders of the defenceless. Their self image depended on the masses remaining as ignorant, grovelling and eternally grateful for the patronage.

Some manipulated the media into pretending they were part of the “oppressed,” Jews, Roman Catholics, homosexuals or lesbians and thus entitled to sympathy when they were actually hateful, anti-middle-class Marxists who believed their delusions of moral superiority entitled them to be part of a new, academic elite, a meritocracy.

The whole theory of “progress” as it exists in liberal democracies of the developed world where a consensus has formed around the ideology dubbed Cultural Marxism Marx—society ought is that a society should move from capitalism to a collectivist utopia in which the individual interest is subsumed under the desire to serve the community. This is wishful thinking, look what happened in Sovie yett Russian under the communist tyranny of Lenin and Stalin, in communist China under they tyranny of Chairman Mao and his Red Guard, in Cuba, the Soviet satellite states of Europe and most of all in Cambodia under the murderous regime of Pol Pot.

While casting themselves as liberators of the working class and rewriting history to present a self-favoring view of their rise to power, Marxist regimes have always quickly become dictatorships prepared to kill millions of innocent people in order to quash dissent. History seems to have forgotten that in 1870 the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin warned Karl Marx that a future communist government would rapidly become more oppressive than the old monatchies of Russia and central Europe. History has proved him right.

Just as globalist corporatism destroys communities and enslaved poor and middle income families through debt, cultural Marxist ‘progressivism’ serves to destroy not only nations but cultures and communities. homelands. As long as people can be deceived by buzzwords into belieing some kind of utopia can be achieved if humans surrender their individual sovereignty to collective interests, the confidence trick that both socialism and communism are based on will retains its grip over their minds.

Socialism and communism are in fact the most extreme form of elitism. ‘The Controllers’, (as Aldous Huxley called them in brave New World) or ‘the inner party’ of George Orwell’s big Brother regime in the novel 1984 live in the greatest extremes of privilege and splendour while the masses labour in squalor.

Here are some of the buzzwords that are actual political ploys used by the left in their sinister schemes to worm their way into power.

1. Equality

Perhaps the most massive totem pole of it all. Written, shouted, used as a talisman an indefinite number of times, “equality” has been put forth to justify various mass killings from eighteenth century terror to twentieth century Bolshevism, and closer to us served to unleash female hypergamy and alien millions of young straight-white-males from the societies they should belong in.

Equality exists in mathematics. A number can be equal to another because an abstract unit can be replaced with another abstract unit without change. Mathematical equality exists because abstract units are identical with each other. Outside from the realm of pure quantity, qualitative differences emerge, and thus equality ought to be defined negatively as the absence of difference both in quantity and quality.

It is easy to see that equality between individual beings—not numbers—is a fiction, an attempt to perceive individuals as abstractions or numbers, void of any quality, personality or specificity. Equalitarianism stems from a rather incomplete view of the beings it pretends to apply to, and gets quickly used as a mask for envy or the will to grab something or exert power over someone.

Although equality can enter into the definition of true justice as equanimity—see Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, quote—, more than often, the word is used to foster particular interests at the expense of the wider social equilibrium, to fan the flames of division and sedition, and later, to deny vocations, human biodiversity, complementarity as it implies differences in nature and functions, not to mention ugly tradeoffs where some manipulative group plays the victim or claims rights to what doesn’t belong to them.

2. “Social” “justice”

Are you a victim? Are you victim of a particular inequality? Then you are living an injustice, and this wrong ought to be compensated. This simple framing has been widely used by anti-white, anti-male, anti-Western leftists to create a feeling of victimhood among various social categories. They used this powerful feeling to mount new social identities, inspired from Marxist classes—feminism isn’t about femininity but about women identifying as a separate, adversarial group, whose interests would be antagonistic to men’s—, and perpetual charges hung over the majority’s heads: Racist; Sexist; homophobe; Islamophobe; nationalist; And so on.

“Social justice” covers a blending of several features: an accusatory, anti-white, anti-male, anti-Western narrative, that taints and darkens past history; a feeling of victimhood and class identity for so-called “minorities” integrated into the wider narrative; the systematic, and very real, disenfranchisement and displacement of the majority that finds itself condemned to play the role of the bad guy—and hence charged—in said narrative. In this sense, “social justice” is deeply divisive, defamatory, aggressive, and amounts to a Moloch that eats families, nationhood, and most men.

Actual justice, call it social or not, is of course far from such a terrible conception. Methinks true justice should acknowledge the fact that we are the sons of the Western civilizations, its human substance and legitimate heirs, and that we have a prime right over it. We should have jobs, freedom of speech, protection over violent crowds, a right to fair judgment instead of getting screwed over by HR, “minority” impunity and pussy pass, a right to chances to thick relationships with at least some women instead of clowning our ways through hypergamy… Don’t forget we need to formalize at least some of our intuitions about what’s fair or not to replace the wicked theory of “justice” the Left shatters us with.

3. “Progress” (and the “reactionaries”)

This overrated buzzword has been straightforward long ago. Its Latin root, progressus, stems from the root verb gradior (walk, advance) and was mostly used in a military context, as in the sentence “the army is progressing into enemy territory.” Since then, it has been used analogically to qualify any advancement, even purely relative or fantasised ones.

The Left, following the pompous philosophies of Marx, Tolstoy, Lenin, Bertrand Russell and harold Laskey enshrined its own notion of progress into a general theory of history, thus making it absolute rather than relative. When various strands of modernity clash—for example, individual freedom and collective well-being, which one is “progressive”? Each can be used to fulfill a particular notion of progress. Aside perhaps from technological breakthroughs, “progress” is deeply relative. Even the most shining realizations of genius imply the sacrifice of thousands of potential choices that have been discarded during the process. The Left chose to forget this truth in order to judge everything and everyone from its own authoritarian and binary perspective.

If you do some research about such characters as, say, Ayn Rand and Lothrop Stoddard, you’ll notice they have been widely labelled “reactionary.” Yet each of them was a progressive in his own right. Rand considered industrial development and individual freedom as obvious landmarks of progress: she opposed vehemently to the environmentalist and collectivist—that is, anti-industrial, anti-economic growth, anti-conservative right as a “return of the primitive.”

<!– As for Lothrop Stoddard, he rebuffed Bolshevism and environmentalism as pre-scientific ratiocinations that willingly ignored human differences and the proper value of civilization. These “mistakes”, he said, are older than biological discoveries and stem from “degenerate” elements who would rather destroy civilization than letting it progress without them.

The only new thing about Bolshevism is its ” rationalizing ” of rebellious emotions into an exceedingly insidious and persuasive philosophy of revolt which has not merely welded all the real social rebels, but has also deluded many misguided dupes, blind to what Bolshevism implies. (Stoddard, Revolt Against Civilization, chap.8)

I also remember an old-fashioned Marxist who claimed feminism was “reactionary” because, he said, it comes from the wealthy and urbanized bourgeoisie, and hijacks the attention and care given to working classes for the benefit of actual exploiters. This guy’s progressivism has fallen out of grace, likely because it showed unable to destroy Western countries, but he is no less right according to his own logic.

Now, of course, we could say that MRAs are the real progressives as men’s rights are a progress, or that asserting our identities and associated rights are a progress, perhaps more so than SJW savagery and unrestrained hypergamy.

4. Openness or open-mindedness

We all heard about how being “open to new ideas” and possibilities, or being “open-minded” was good. In practice, what the liberals mean when they talk about openness or open-minded is “be a Leftist and believe in our notion of progress.” You have to be uncritical, hyper-sympathetic towards the last tranny or BLM activist that whines about how mistreated and misunderstood he is—and if you are “open” to wasting your money on the latest trendy fashion, it is even better.

But try being open-minded towards what the Left tags as “far right” or “extreme”, for example men’s right, race realism, skepticism on their dogmas such as anthropogenic global warming, or tradition… and it won’t be long before they shriek at you, in a typical display of rather irrational dirtiness psychology. “These ideas are impure! They are contagious!”

Open-mindedness along their lines means being gullible to media and college propaganda. You have to let the managers and social engineers fabric your consent, as Chomsky would put it. They want your mind to be open so they can fulfill it with self-hate and garbage. When it comes to better things libtards suspend open-mindedness, to the point of refusing any objective inquiry and hiding behind their biased, accusatory rhetoric.

In itself, openness or open-mindedness is a double-edged sword. It can, and should be used by those who are intelligent or morally structured enough to toy with potentially dangerous ideas. As to the others, those who are too easily tempted or misdirect by demagogues, especially women—who by their vote always favoured an anti-family, economy-devouring Big State—, the low-IQ and the unhinged, I think they should follow the lead of more qualified individuals.

5. Modern nationhood and citizenship

Since time immemorial peoples have been ethnocultural groups. Romans used the term natio to refer to a particular people, say, the Gaul, the Goths or the Basque. They also used the term civis to refer to a man as a member of his city, thus belonging to it.

Both words have been emptied of their substantial meaning. “Nation” is now mostly used to denote an abstract, bureaucratized State whom anyone can be a national if the bureaucrats hand him a stamped piece of paper. “Citizenship” refers to the pretense to identify with a particular public responsibility or to a world under globalist power: Leftists often claim to be “just citizens” or speak “in the name of the citizens of X place” when they are actually carrying cultural warfare. Remember when a bunch of hateful swindlers tried to rob Sherry Spencer, Richard Spencer’s mom, of her real estate by forcing her to sell it at a cheap price? Complacent media said they were just citizens, or that “the town” was doing it. Yeah, sure.

Citizenship today is a mean to virtue-signal when you are an urban elf. It has become empty, fictitious—it refers to a world of nowhere and more subtly to belonging to a globalist class that abandoned its actual fellow citizens or ethnic brothers long ago.

6. “Social struggles” and “achievements”

When they referred to actually good causes, such as trade unions maintaining a high standard of living for most workers and fostering a meritocratic middle-class, these words ringed well. Today, they seem to refer more to the unwarranted privileges of State officers—when theft through taxes and economic rent are presented as something “social.”

The heroic epic of “social achievements”, which conveniently forgets that there is no free lunch and that if a particular segment of population benefits much from them it must be at the expense of the others, covers a host of barely examined ill effects. When it is used to glorify the welfare State, it forgets how such a State tends to disintegrate organic social life by taking away charity or generosity, how it fosters a big parasitic and paternalist State, how it allows females to destroy their families, or how it attracts immigrants eager to get a check and imposes unfair burdens on the productive citizens—I’m thinking about, say, the middle classes who paid for Obamacare, not about cutting taxes for Monsanto.

Conclusion

From fake smiles and cute façades to seemingly innocuous buzzwords such as “you go girl”, “sex positivity” or “self-acceptance” – which sounds better than complacency – the culture conflict-mongerers managed to push their disruptions and degeneration into normality. One step at a time, from actual normalcy to an alien nation, all this believing they were cool or on the good side of history.

Shatter the illusion by explaining what stands behind and unveil the inner vacuity or potentially polymorphous use of the word. May progress not be “progress” and may the mainstream view of justice not be the anti-white, misandric “social justice.” They aren’t smarter than we are, just more manipulative. –>

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We will have cracked secret of ETERNAL LIFE by 2029 says GOOGLE chief

March 19, 2017

Most people who have made big money in Silicon Valley share two qualities. a) The are con artists, getting rich by screwing taxpayers money out of politicians.
b) They are all totally insane, stark raving bonkers in the head.

A fine example of this is Google executive Ray Kurzweil, who has for several years led the fascistic technology corporation’s team of mad scientists investigating ‘transhumanism’, which can mean creating human / animal hybrids ostensibly for the purpose of growing spare organs for use in transplant surgery, but in the case of Google, a company led by nerds, is about transplanting processors in our brains so that we can benefit from having our thoughts controlled by google software via the internet.

Kurzweil believes that in only little more than ten years from now humanity will ready to take major steps towards achieving immortality (http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/781136/IMMORTALITY-google-ray-kurzweil-live-forever).

The technical specialist, who leads Google’s research into transhumanism (the merging of mortals ans machines,) is a log term believer in the the idea that science can conquer death and grant us immortality, has said medical advances and improved technology in the coming 12 to 15 years will result in humans having the option to live forever should they so choose.

Mr Kurzweil said: “I believe we will reach a point around 2029 when medical technologies will add one additional year every year to your life expectancy.

“By that I don’t mean life expectancy based on your birthdate, but rather your remaining life expectancy.”

Kurzweil believes that we are little more than a decade away from taking major steps towards immortality.

The tech specialist, who has long supported the notion of immortality, says that medical advancements and improved technology in the coming 12 years will see humans being given the option to live forever.

Mr Kurzweil said: “I believe we will reach a point around 2029 when medical technologies will add one additional year every year to your life expectancy.

“By that I don’t mean life expectancy based on your birthdate, but rather your remaining life expectancy.”

And now we come to the hidden agenda.
“Another step will be connecting our brains to the internet or a cloud network,” Kurzweil said,  “which will be as big of a step in evolution as when our ancestors developed the frontal cortex 2 million years ago.He added: “We’ll create more profound forms of communication than we’re familiar with today, more profound music and funnier jokes.

“We’ll be funnier. We’ll be sexier. We’ll be more adept at expressing loving sentiments.”

Well it’s not hard to make a nerd funnier and sexier, how hard is it to improve on zero. As for being better at expressing loving sentiments, this is a guy who thinks turning us into humandroids controlled by machines will make us better human beings. Have you ever had any contact with a machine (or a nerd) capable of experiencing any emotion fully, let alone expressing it in words?

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Lack of Diversity?

February 28, 2017

Doesn’t happen often but sometimes Facebook throws up something really amusing in a discussion. Once such instance happened when a liberal and fellow traveller of the anti – Trump hate mob tendency decided to redefine bigot. Now this lad likes to style himself a ‘scientist’ (physicist to be exact although his physics falls into the category that is all equations and mathematical speculation with not one demonstrable fact in sight. This is typical of modern science of course, theories which are impossible to test are treated as facts, while inconvenient facts that challenge the theory are ignored.

It seems that to such people the same rules apply when rewriting the dictionary so that the meanings of their favourite words (bigot, racist etc.) are changed to fit their warper world view.

GM Jackson wrote, yesterday (27 February 2017) at 6:11am ·
https://www.facebook.com/n/?william.pinn%2Fposts%2F10154458444585749&comment_id=10154459375575749&reply_comment_id=10154460265550749&aref=1488237937875971&medium=email&mid=5498b1c0ad931G2de3f150G5498b65a0dc03G37&bcode=1.1488237937.Abl-ZPt24D3Qol_6&n_m=ianrthorpe%40yahoo.com

Is so-and-so really a bigot? These days it’s hard to tell. Bigots are more subtle and clever than they were in days of old when they could just come out and say, “Those people are subhuman scum and should be sent back to the shithole they came from.”

Now days suspected bigots qualify their statements with words like “most,” “some,” “nearly all.” They are careful not to say “all” or “every.” So how can we tell who is a bigot and who isn’t? Consider minority group X. Bigots always go negative on group X. They never ever list one positive thing group X has done.

Chances are excellent that group X has made major contributions to human progress and/or has done many acts of charity–but the guy who insists he’s “not racist!” will never go positive on group X. Never ever! If he did, his head would twist 360 degrees and he would hurl a fountain of green slime out of every orifice.

So next time you hear someone say, “I’m not a bigot,” ask a simple question: “Tell us what you love about group X.”

Ian Thorpe One cannot say groups are responsible for major contributions to human progress. Were ‘Catholics’ responsible for medieval art? Of course not, a small number of highly talented individuals were. Were ‘The English’ responsible for Shakespeare’s plays? N…See More
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GM Jackson Oh, nice spin!
Yes, individuals do things too. But that does not mean they can’t cooperate with other individuals to achieve a common goal. Re: your examples. Catholics sponsored a lot of art and architecture. Shakespeare was English and it would be wrong of us to say that English are incapable of any great literary works. It would also be wrong to claim that Jews are incapable of inventing fractional reserve banking.
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Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe But nobody has said the English are incapable of any great literary works or that the Jewish community would be incapable of creating the banking system. And it is true that some Catholics sponsored works or art. So who is spinning now? The case is that these things are not ascribable to identity groups. When groups collaborate to achieve a common goal they are invariably groups of diverse individuals contributing a wide range of skills.
One of the problems with ‘liberal’ (or more correctly Marxist) thinking is that it lumps people together in identity groups and fails to see the diversity of individuals. Which is of course illiberal.

In another thread under the same post this rather amusing discussion unfolded between someone name Clarence who obviously has a good knowledge of history and some considerable life experience to inform his opinions and ‘Stef’ a liberal bigot who ‘identifies’ as a scientist and shows all the sheep like tendencies of that sub species:

Clarence Woodworth group x can of course encompass white people.

 

Liz Ellis
Liz Ellis You can be a bigot and not a racist. The most basic definition of a bigot is someone intolerant of other opinions. From Google:
Bigot
a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.See More
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GM Jackson

GM Jackson Google doesn’t even know how to spell googol.

Definition of bigotSee More

a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person;…
merriam-webster.com

 

Stephanie Barr In my opinion, any time *what* you are is more important than *who* you are, you’re dealing with bigotry and prejudice.

 

Clarence Woodworth You need to add clarifiers, there, Stephanie. “What” as referring to things you can’t change like sex or race. Things you were born with. Otherwise you are condemmning me for having “bigotry and prejudice” against murderers and rapists.

 

Stephanie Barr Well, *who* you are is what you make of yourself, so I’d include murderers and rapists (also bigots and abusers) in that category.
What you are might not just be things you can’t change: you can change religions, for instance, but they tend to be labels someone else picks thinking they define you. And they don’t. Christian doesn’t make one a good person any more than it guarantees you’re a bad person. Televangelist, however, is something you chose that makes it clear what you, as an individual, worship most.

 

Clarence Woodworth Murderer, and Rapist are categories, hence my confusion. But otherwise, well said!
Stephanie Barr Clarence Woodworth But they are based on what you’ve done (which makes who you are) not what you happen to be. No one is born a rapist. You have to go out and make that of yourself.

Stephanie Barr Most labels have nothing to do with anything you’ve done, but either factors you can’t change or aspects that really indicate nothing about who you are as a person (immigrant, transgender, particular religion, for example).

Being a rapist says a great deal about *who* you are as an individual.

 

Clarence Woodworth I disagree: Particular religion does say something about you as an individual. There is a tremendous difference between the beliefs of various forms of Christianity and Islam, for an example. And there are differences between an illegal immigrant and a legal immigrant as an example. One followed the law, one (for whatever reason good or bad) is still a lawbreaker.

 

Clarence Woodworth In short, we may rightly distinguish groups by certain properties such as WHAT they believe or how they treat other groups. The average German soldier (often drafted or joined merely to defend his homeland which was being invaded on both sides and the Russians were out for revenge) was not criminalized at the end of WW2, even though he (and in a few cases, she) fought for the Nazis. The SS, on the other hand, was made a criminal organization and mere membership was a strike against you. This was based on belief and behavior of those groups of people.

 

Stephanie Barr Well, for the more part, I’ll have to disagree with you. There are some very compelling reasons to be an illegal immigrant and, UNLESS THEY ARE HURTING SOMEONE, I don’t put itin the same level AUTOMATICALLY, with a criminal act. Anymore than I equate prostitution to make sure your children are fed equates with a sex crime. While I’ll grant you not every sect is the same in any religion, to imply that Islam or Christianity equate with virtue or vice is, in my opinion, disingenuous.

Now, if you want to argue that you are unlikely to be a nice person as a member of Al Qaida or Westboro Baptist church, I can agree with that.

One’s choices are a reflection on who you are. However, someone on the outside, who was not faced with those same choices, should be careful about what they think that really says about that person.

 

Stephanie Barr There is a good point to be made that allying yourself with groups that distinguish themselves with hateful attitudes does reflect who you are. Not just the SS, but also KKK or other White Supremacists groups for example.
Stephanie Barr Trump supporter.
Clarence Woodworth I’m a Trump supporter 🙂
Stephanie Barr Well, hoist in your own petard, then. Cant support a man with Hitler’s agenda and methods without the stink rubbing off on you.
Clarence Woodworth As for your defense of breaking the law as an illegal immigrant, I wonder what other laws you feel ok with people breaking
Clarence Woodworth Thank you I haven’t laughed so hard in a very, very , very long time 🙂

Stephanie Barr Circumstances and motivations matter. You mentioned “rapists and murderers” – so all soldiers are villains in your book? Or are there justifications for murder?

Y’see?

Clarence Woodworth Words have meaning. “Murderer” has never applied to shooting someone who is trying to kill you or even take you captive and torture you. As for rape, in WW2 we hanged the rather few of our soldiers caught or convicted for rape.
Stephanie Barr Are you going to say that every soldier (just on our side) are shooting in self-defense and the others are all aggressors? Really?
Stephanie Barr How about bombs
Clarence Woodworth So long as they are aimed at strictly military targets, nope. Now if aimed at civilians, its basically state sponsered terrorism. Problem is, in any big war both sides do it.

 

Clarence Woodworth
Clarence Woodworth Stephanie Barr : And no, I’m saying in war BOTH SIDES are trying to kill each other, so both sides get self defense. War is, after all, what happens when things can’t be resolved peacefully.

 

Stephanie Barr The point isn’t is it justified. Even military targets have non-militant people in them. The point is, it’s murder. And there are times when it’s justified.
That’s my point. Blanket statements without knowing the specific circumstances was the issue and I gave you an example.

 

Clarence Woodworth Murder is defined legally. And self-defense and accidents are defenses against murder.

 

Stephanie Barr The notion that a war is filled with everyone firing in self-defense is whacked. If you think planning to drop a bomb on city and then doing so doesn’t count as murder, you’re part of the problem.

 

Clarence Woodworth ‘hint’ accidents…as you mentioned Military bases

 

Stephanie Barr Hiroshima was not a military target. Nor was it an accidentt
Clarence Woodworth Hiroshima was a military target. It’s obvious you know nothing about Hiroshima, who died (about 1/3 of the casulties were soldiers) or about Hiroshima’s importance as the main organizational base for the defense of all of southern Japan in the event of the expected American invasion. The “Targetting Commission” that chose the Atomic bomb targets was specifically looking for military targets, and Hiroshima was by far the best still available.

Stephanie Barr I’ve read multiple books on Hiroshima. And we weren’t out to break the military. The military, in fact, argued against it. We were out to break Japan.

And we’re done here. Rules apply to everyone or they’re meaningless.

 

Clarence Woodworth You’ve read nothing on Hiroshima, or at least nothing honest. That’s quite obvious. Do you have any idea just how hard it was to get the Japanese to surrender? Even after TWO atomic bombs and the Russian destruction of one of their main armies in China, the Emperor STILL had to break a 3 to 3 tie. And then the next day there was an attempted coup.

 

Clarence Woodworth These were people willing to kill themselves and take 100 million of their countrymen with them rather than suffer what they considered dishoner. Such a mindset is totally alien to you.
Clarence Woodworth And I just love your ‘rules apply to everyone’ but appparently not tens of millions of illegal immigrants. I was about to argue some of the secondary effects(mostly bad ) of having such a totally open border, but since you ran off with your tail between your legs when I showed you up on Hiroshima, I guess I can save my breath

 

Stephanie Barr I read what the generals at the time had to say. Or maybe you think you know more.

 

Stephanie BarrAnd none of it addresses my point. Even people who feel strongly that “murder is wrong” will stand up and defend i a blatant example of it under the “right” circumstances.

You can’t change the rules on what’s fair for your side does and then blame others who are also driven what by what they see as mitigating circumstances.

Well, you can, but you’re a total hypocrite to do so.
Clarence Woodworth No, you didn’t read ‘what the generals at the time had to say”. All you read were some quotes of some after the fact (think I haven’t read those quotes?) and about the Bombing Survey report. You are vastly uninformed, but I guess you can be forgiven because you are female and most females do not focus on military history. I was reading anti- A bomb opinions in the 70 and early 80’s when I was 10 to 15. Since then alot more information has come out: Here’s what I recommend you do: Read about Tarawa. Read about Iwo Jima and read about Okinawa. Consider the cost of a land invasion (the Joint Chiefs of Staffs reports as well as many other studies from that time are available). Read about Operation Ketsugo , the Japanese plan to repel the American invaders (lots of use of suicide planes, boats, and civilians armed with things like molotov cocktails and ancient bows and muskets) and General Hata and his Second Army and what they were tasked with. Their headquarters was Hiroshima. Note we had the Japanese home Islands surrounded. We had control of their air, we had mined both their ocean ports and most of their interior waterways. We didn’t have to invade: we could starve them out. The Japanese h ad a plan for that, and it didn’t involve surrender either. I dare you to read all that and then say that Operation Downfall or starvation wouldn’t have resulted in more casulties on both sides than 2 Atomic bombs

 

Clarence Woodworth Oh, and keep in mind that the United States -mothers and fathers- lost 400 THOUSAND men to death, and over a million to life changing wounds. And tell me how comfortable you are from your freaking armchair, 75 years later, condemmning them for trying to use a new weapon to end a war and spare themselve more heartbreak.