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Re: World Politics (aka the Greek Peace Summit)

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It's due to cuts in Swedish language education and integration courses for immigrants, deeply racist politics, and a segregationist society.
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Smyg wrote:It's due to cuts in Swedish language education and integration courses for immigrants, deeply racist politics, and a segregationist society.
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Post by Smyg » 11:33:25 Friday, 29 August, 2014

This just in: The United Nations committee overseeing the implementation of the 1969 "International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination" has repeated its statement that Sweden is not living up to the Convention's obligations, and "notes with worry" that racist and far-right movements are allowed to exist and be highly active. Especially worrisome is the Party of the Swedes, currently on a country-wide speaking tour that has sparked immense police brutality against anti-Fascist protesters. It recommends that Sweden immediately takes steps to crush these movements.
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Post by Langben » 07:56:13 Saturday, 30 August, 2014

Smyg wrote:This just in: The United Nations committee overseeing the implementation of the 1969 "International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination" has repeated its statement that Sweden is not living up to the Convention's obligations, and "notes with worry" that racist and far-right movements are allowed to exist and be highly active. Especially worrisome is the Party of the Swedes, currently on a country-wide speaking tour that has sparked immense police brutality against anti-Fascist protesters. It recommends that Sweden immediately takes steps to crush these movements.
I hear Putin has some guys going country to country in what is said to be a "totally legitimate" fashion. Maybe he could pencil you guys in for a consult?

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Post by OYID » 06:40:00 Monday, 26 January, 2015

"SYRIZA are currently two MPs short of an absolute majority and therefore being able to govern alone, which means they will have to form some form of coalition."

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Post by Smyg » 09:13:53 Monday, 26 January, 2015

do they have backstabbing allies
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Post by Huojin » 12:25:22 Monday, 26 January, 2015

Well... fascists?

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Smyg wrote:do they have backstabbing allies
No dude they and the Independentsare perfect for each other.
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Re: World Politics (aka the Greek Peace Summit)

Post by BgKnight » 19:13:46 Tuesday, 10 February, 2015

Right, since unless you are registered on Alternatehistory.com, you guys will be unable to see this, I will just copy it here. Its an article written in the chat section of that website by the member "Cook", I found it beyond excellent. I am posting it here to share with smyg

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During the Cold War, much of the drama of events took place out of sight in the shadows; we would often get only the sketchiest picture of what was happening. It would often be years, sometimes decades before a clearer picture of the event and a full list of the dramatis personæ could be pieced together; in many cases it wasn’t until after the Cold War ended and the Soviet archives were opened that we got the complete story. That is no longer the case; now details emerge much faster.

One of the key figures in events in the Donbass in 2014 was Colonel Igor Girkin of the Russian military’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). Girkin also goes by the pseudonym ‘Strelkov’. Just to make things slightly more muddled, in the Donbas and previously, he was referred to by those under his command as ‘Strelok’: ‘the rifleman’ or ‘shooter’.

Girkin/Strelkov has had, by any standards, a very active career. In 18 years with the GRU, he has been involved in almost every Russian conflict in the neighbouring former-Soviet republics. He also served Russia’s broader pan-Slavic interests in the Bosnia War of the 1990s. He is one of the Kremlin’s key ‘Frozen Conflict’ specialists and one that by all accounts, including his own, specialised in the more unsavoury aspects of those conflicts.

He first saw action in Moldova in 1992, fighting with the rebel forces of the Russian backed break-away region of Transnistria; during which he managed to kill his own friend in a moment of drunken violence. [1] Between November ’92 and March ’93 he was attached to Republika Srpska forces fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Photographs have now turned up linking him to the massacre of 3000 Bosnian Muslims in the town of Visegrad. [2] In 2001 Strelkov served in Chechnya with the 45th Detached Reconnaissance Regiment, where his name was connected to a series of ‘disappearances’ of Chechen civilians in and around the town of Khatun. Strelkov actually confirmed his involvement in abduction and presumed murder of Chechens in a statement he made on 16 May 2014. [3] The Russian Human Rights organisation ‘Memorial’ also has documentation linking Strelkov to the disappearance and presumed murder of civilians in Chechnya. [4]

In May 2014 he moved up in the world; assuming command of all rebel forces in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and calling for help from the Russian army to defend the DPR from ‘the threat from the Kiev junta and from NATO’ [5] - So a member of either the FSB or GRU was commanding the rebels and asking for Russian ‘assistance’ to defend the region that he termed ‘Novorossiya’. Strelkov became the self-declared Donetsk’s defence minister, commander-in-chief, head of the Donetsk National Security Council and military commander of Donetsk city. [6] In July a grisly discovery was made that suggests his behaviour may not have changed since Chechnya; according to Human Rights Watch, a grave containing eight unidentified bodies was unearthed in territory previously held by Donetsk rebels after it was retaken by the Ukrainian army.[7]

On 17 July 2014, Strelkov claimed credit for the shooting down of an aircraft over the Donetsk. On the Russian social media site VK, Strelkov boasted, “The plane has just been taken down somewhere around Torez (Donetsk Oblast). It lays there behind the Progress mine. We did warn you — do not fly in ‘our sky’… And here is the video proving another ‘bird’ falling down. The bird went down behind the slagheap, not in the residential district. So no peaceful people injured. There is also information about another plane shot.” [8] The aircraft shot down was Malaysian Airways flight MH-17; when news of its downing became public, Strelkov promptly took down his post, retracting his claim of shooting down the aircraft; the DPR now blames the Ukrainian military for shooting down the commercial airliner.

In August 2014, Strelkov was dismissed from his position as head of the DPR’s armed forces as part of a series of personnel changes intended to add more Donetsk locals to the leadership of the ‘People’s Republic’, previously dominated by Russians – many of them Muscovites. [9]

His high profile with the Donetsk rebel government and his campaign for Novorossiya made Strelkov a celebrity in Russia, where he has been referred to by various television stations and print media as ‘the Russian Che Guevara’. He is now considered a hero to Russian nationalists and since his retirement from the DPR government in August, has been regular guest on Russian television where he is considered an expert in the Ukrainian conflict. [10]

Now Girkin/Strelkov has provided details of his involvement in the Russian invasion, occupation and annexation of Crimea. On 23 January 2015, Strelkov appeared on the talk-show ‘Political Ring’ on the Russian Neuromir.tv television network, where he debated with Nikolai Starikov, one of the leaders of the Russian Great Fatherland Party. When Starikov claimed that government agencies and security forces in Crimea had supported the people in breaking away from Ukraine, Strelkov disagreed, saying:

“Have you actually been to Crimea during the referendum? Well I have. I have been there since 21 February. What you are describing here is absolute nonsense. There were no policemen who supported our side at that time. The only law enforcement unit that joined our ranks back then was (the) Berkut. The rest of the law enforcement agencies remained under control of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, and kept carrying out their orders. Yes, sometimes they were sabotaging these orders, but all in all they were under Ukrainian control. I didn’t see any support from official government representatives in Simferopol. Our troops had to force the deputies into the Oblast Council hall so that these representatives would vote in favour of our initiatives. I know this because I was at the time commanding one such militant teams and I saw it all from the inside. We had absolutely no support from the people, not to mention the army. The Ukrainian army units remained loyal to Kyiv as they were. Furthermore, most of the army remained that way. The only thing that made what we have accomplished in Crimea possible was the presence of (the) Russian army.” [11]

Thanks to Igor Girkin and other Russian sources, we now have a much clearer picture of the events in Crimea in early 2014 –

On February 22nd, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich flees his offices in Kiev following mass public rallies against his rule that saw armed clashes between protestors and Yanukovich’s heavily armed special security forces: the Berkut. What follows is a period of political instability in Ukraine as the opposition hastily put together a broad coalition provisional government. The new government is announced on February 26th. In response, Russian President Putin orders ‘snap military exercises’ in the regions bordering Ukraine. [12] Yanukovich takes refuge in a health resort near Moscow. [13]

February 27th, armed men seize the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol. Anatoliy Mohilyov, prime minister of Crimea, tells media that up to 50 armed men have taken control of the government buildings and are preventing workers from entering. [14] These are the lead elements of Russian Spetsnaz and airborne Special Purpose Forces, several thousand strong, who fan out across the peninsular from the Russian military base of Sevastopol to secure key strategic locations. [15] These men, wearing the uniforms of Russian airborne forces, minus identification patches or national flags, are variously referred to as ‘Little Green Men’ by the western media and ‘Polite People’ by Russian media. [16]

On February 28th, Russian Special Forces corralled the members of the Crimean parliament, forcing them into a closed session ‘protected’ by little green men where, in what was claimed to be aunanimous motion, Sergey Aksyonov was voted the new head of the Crimean provincial government. Aksyonov’s ‘Russian Unity Party’, whose manifesto includes closer ties with Russia has never received more than 4% of the vote in any previous Crimean election. [17]

The same day, the little green men seize Crimea’s airports, allowing more troops to be airlifted in. Their lead elements also take up defensive positions on the isthmus joining Crimea to the Ukrainian mainland, they are also surrounding Ukrainian military bases in Crimea. Despite these men being armed with weapons manufactured which have never been exported to Ukraine, (roughly a quarter of these troops were armed with the PKP light machine gun; first manufactured by Russia in 2001, the weapon never exported and is used exclusively by Russia’s armed forces. They were also all equipped with composite material ballistic body armour that the Ukrainian armed forces lacked.)[18], Russia’s President Putin denies the presence of Russian forces in Crimea, insisting instead that they are ‘locally formed militias’. [19] It is an unconvincing fiction that he maintains for a month before admitting Russia’s armed forces had occupied Crimea. [20]

1 March 2014. President Putin requests from the Russian parliament legal authorisation to send Russian forces into Ukraine; his request is granted. The Russian parliament is not a place of serious political debate; its purpose is as a kabuki theatre, putting on a staged performance of democracy to distract the gullible from the authoritarian nature of the regime in the Kremlin; now this theatre had ‘authorised’ the president to invade Ukraine. It is a piece of propaganda that harks back to the Soviet era, Putin can now claim that his actions are entirely ‘legal’ because the Russian parliament has passed a motion making them so, regardless of the treaties and international laws that he is violating.

The position of the special forces is precarious, although very well trained and exceptionally will equipped with small arms, they lack the heavy weapons that would be required to hold off an attack by Ukrainian regular infantry or armoured troops. Fortunately for them no attack is eventuates; the Ukrainian provisional government has been in power for less than a week, it is still struggling to establish some semblance of order in Kiev, let alone trying to re-establish control of Crimea. Besides which, the Ukrainian armed forces have been the victim of more than twenty years of neglect and under-funding; Ukraine has only 6,000 troops ready for combat at the beginning of March in the entire country. [21] The 3,000 Ukrainian troops on the Crimean peninsula could not be considered among them; they had not conducted any recent field exercises, and while equipped with artillery (which the Russian airborne forces lacked), had no tanks or armoured fighting vehicles. Besides which, unaware that there was a threat, they were not on alert and in their barracks. They were still in them when the Russian airborne forces surrounded them during the night; the Ukrainians woke to find their base surrounded by Russian airborne troops.

The Russian airborne forces face greater opposition from Crimea’s civilian population than they do from the Ukrainian forces based there; in the town of Yevpatoria, a rally is held on March 3, the people there demanded that the Russian soldiers leave – that they did not need Russian protection. [22]

March 6th sees the Crimean parliament once again forced into session, where they are required to vote on a motion proposing a referendum to unite Crimea with the Russian Federation. Not surprisingly given the large number of heavily armed Russian troops attending the session, the motion is passed unanimously. [23] The referendum is set for March 16th – the Crimean people will have just ten days to weigh the pros and cons of coming under Moscow’s control. [24]

Not that there is much to consider; the options for the proposed referendum do not include the possibility of voting for the status quo – Putin has decided not to take the risk of anyone saying ‘Nyet’. Voters are given just two options:
“Are you in favour of the reunification of Crimea with Russia as part of the Russian Federation?” or
“Are you in favour of restoring the 1992 Constitution and the status of Crimea as part of Ukraine?” [25]


The second option, which at first glance might be taken as a vote in favour of remaining with Crimea is anything but; restoration of the 1992 Constitution would give the Crimean provincial parliament the sole authority to decide the region’s future status, whether to remain as part of Ukraine, become independent, or to join the Russian Federation. [26] Since that the parliament is now functioning under duress, confined under the armed guard of Russian special-forces and forced to vote as they direct, there can be little doubt as to what the outcome would be if the second choice proved more popular. [27]

The referendum, even if it had offered a legitimate choice, was not legal; Article 73 of the Ukrainian Constitution states that “Issues of altering the territory of Ukraine are resolved exclusively by an All-Ukrainian referendum”; a referendum by a single province was therefore unconstitutional. [28] The proposed second ‘choice’, of restoring the 1992 referendum, was likewise unconstitutional; the ’92 referendum had been replaced in 1995 by a new referendum, which was frequently revised between then and 1999 [29]; the proposed reversion to the earlier document was no more legal than if Main voted to abandon the United States Constitution and revert back to the Articles of Confederation of 1777.

Civil opposition to the Russian takeover continues; the same day that the referendum is announced, Refat Chubarov, leader of the Crimean Tatars, calls on all Crimean Tatars to boycott the referendum, calling it unconstitutional. He also urges the United Nations to send peacekeepers to the peninsular. [30] This is not insignificant; the Tatars make up 12% of Crimea’s population. [31] Combined with ethnic Ukrainians, they make up 36% of the Crimean population who have no reason to support union with Russia. [32] Indeed, Crimea’s Tatars have considerably more reason to oppose a Russian union than their ethnic Ukrainian neighbours; in 1944, the Crimean Tatar community had been deported en masse, to make way for Russians who Stalin considered more ‘ethnically reliable’ on the strategically important peninsular. [33] Between 18th and 20 March 1944, 180,014 Crimean Tatars were loaded on trains in cattle wagons and transported to remote and undeveloped regions of Uzbekistan, within a year half of them were dead. [34] The date of the referendum, so close to the 70th anniversary of the 1944 deportations, compounds Tatar concerns.

Further non-violent opposition to the Russian invasion takes place; on March 8th, 25,000 women mark International Women’s Day by forming human chains; protesting the presence of Russian forces and obstructing their movement. [35] March 13th, in Simferopol a mass rally is held, people tape their mouths shut in protest to the referendum. [36]

On March 12th, the 18th Motorized Infantry Brigade crosses the Kerch Strait, the narrow waterway separating Crimea from Russia. They have driven 900 kilometres from their base in Chechnya. The 291st Artillery Brigade from Ingushetia crosses the Straits behind them. [37]the referendum will be conducted under the watchful eyes of Russian military formations connected to violent abuses and disappearances of Chechen civilians. [38]

On March 15th, the eve of the referendum, activists stage a mock funeral for freedom of speech in Crimea. Crimean intellectuals, including ethnic Russians, Ukrainians and Tatars, release a video on the same day, stating that they rejected the Russian propaganda of ethnic conflict between Russians, Tatars and Ukrainians. They called for a united Ukraine and expressed their opposition to the separation of Crimea from Ukraine. [39]

The lead up to the referendum is accompanied by blatant intimidation; heavily armed Russian special forces and Berkut, now joined by armed militia from Aksyonov’s ‘Russian Unity Party’, roam towns, intimidating and assaulting opponents of the referendum. [40]

The referendum on March 16th itself sees widespread voter intimidation and vote rigging; of the few ethnic Ukrainians who show up to the polling places find they are barred from voting. [41] There are no independent count scrutineers; even some Russian journalists who tried to observe the count were assaulted and had their cameras destroyed. [42] the ‘official observers’ are brought in from Russia, and consist mostly of members of far-right Russian Nationalist political parties. [43]

Following the vote count, which is conducted in secret, the results are announced, at which point this violent drama descends completely into farce; the official result claims that 96.77% of voters supported Crimea joining the Russian Federation. [44] Those officiating the poll claim that 83% of the electorate voted, despite less than 64% of the Crimean population being ethnic Russians, and many Russians indicating their opposition to the referendum. [45] When the claimed results are broken down in more detail they become even more ridiculous; the official number of counted ballots in Sevastopol exceeded the entire population of the city by 23%. [46]

No time is wasted; on March 20th, in a vote of 443 to 1 in favour, the Russian Parliament passes a bill annexing Crimea [47] and president Putin signs the bill into law on the 21st This is despite his public statement on March 4th that Russia had no intention of annexing the Crimea. [48] At the same time as he signs the bill making Crimea part of his empire, Putin continues to insist that there are no Russian troops and that only ‘locally formed militias’ are in Crimea. [49]

With the deed done, Russia’s agents move on to new targets; Igor Strelkov and his team depart Crimea for the Donetsk region, arriving in the town of Slavyansk on April 13. [50]

Conclusion.

Far from being a spontaneous local response to the revolution in Kiev, the referendum was nothing more than a facade orchestrated by Moscow to legitimise what had already taken place: thearmed invasion by Russia of the Ukrainian province of Crimea, the seizing of the government and installing at gunpoint of a Moscow puppet, someone who had never had more than 4% of the Crimean people vote for him, who then appealed for Russian protection; ‘protection’ that Moscow was already providing. Nor was this a snap decision by Putin following the Maidan Revolution; as early as 2008, Putin claimed that ‘Ukraine was not even a country’ and that Crimea belonged to Russia. [51] Given the speed and precision with which Russian forces took over Crimea, it is evident that Putin had planned this well in advance and was only waiting for an opportunity to act; an opportunity which the chaos in Kiev following the fall of Viktor Yanukovich’s regime provided him.


Notes:
[1] ‘A biography is really as a premium list. Defended volunteer Transnistria. There, in Bender, near the railway station killed his friend, 21-year-old Andrey Tsyganov.’ – Translated from http://www.kp.ru/daily/26225/3108701/
[2] http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/igor-strelkov- ... 92-1458304
[3] ‘Almost immediately, there were comments in which he identified the officer, acting as part of the 45th regiment spetsrazvedki airborne troops near the village of Khatuni Vedeno district of Chechnya in 2001 and involved in enforced disappearances of the Chechen Republic… in his comments on May 16: "I remember that in 2001 alone, around camp Khatuni my local Chechen population" shall rest "at least three times."’ - Translated from http://www.ej.ru/?a=note&id=25176#
[4] ‘ The Human Rights Center "Memorial" is known about the four episodes of enforced disappearances in the vicinity of the village Khatun which featured a man named Shooters.’ http://www.ej.ru/?a=note&id=25176#
[5] http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/ ... 6E20140515
[6] http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/s ... c3193bd0ae 563c177e56a1df52e1#.VMruOGc4rcs
[7] http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/07/24/disp ... rn-ukraine
[8] http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/prorus ... 388cbfc82d
[9] http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/s ... c3193bd0ae 563c177e56a1df52e1#.VMruOGc4rcs
[10] http://slavyangrad.org/category/intervi ... -strelkov/
http://slavyangrad.org/2015/01/26/inter ... uary-2015/
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com.au/20 ... first.html
[11] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aelwn_U ... l=84838260
and https://news.pn/en/RussiaInvadedUkraine/124703
[12] http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014 ... parliament
[13] Ibid.
[14] Ibid.
[15] http://eng.globalaffairs.ru/number/Test ... Look-17213
[16] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26532154
[17] https://www.opendemocracy.net/civilresi ... um-that-wa
[18] http://www.suomensotilas.fi/en/artikkel ... erent-time
[19] http://sputniknews.com/russia/20140304/ ... rimea.html
[20] http://rt.com/news/crimea-defense-russian-soldiers-108/
[21] https://russiamil.wordpress.com/tag/ukraine/
[22] https://www.opendemocracy.net/civilresi ... um-that-wa
[23] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aelwn_U ... l=84838260
and https://news.pn/en/RussiaInvadedUkraine/124703
[24] http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/ ... PO20140308
[25] https://www.opendemocracy.net/civilresi ... um-that-wa
[26] Ibid.
[27] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aelwn_U ... l=84838260
and https://news.pn/en/RussiaInvadedUkraine/124703
[28] http://www.ccu.gov.ua/doccatalog/document?id=12084
[29] https://www.opendemocracy.net/civilresi ... um-that-wa
[30] http://www.unpo.org/article/16920
[31] https://www.opendemocracy.net/civilresi ... um-that-wa
[32] Ibid.
[33] ‘Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin.’ By Timothy Snyder.
[34] Ibid.
[35] https://www.opendemocracy.net/civilresi ... um-that-wa
[36] Ibid.
[37] http://www.cast.ru/eng/?id=578
[38] http://www.refworld.org/docid/473c54e630.html
http://www.hrw.org/legacy/background.../chechnya0305/
[39] https://www.opendemocracy.net/civilresi ... um-that-wa
[40] http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21 ... le-outcome
[41] http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidadesni ... eferendum/
[42] http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volo ... tional_pop
[43] http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... cy-ukraine
[44] http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidadesni ... eferendum/
[45] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/m ... -open-live
[46] http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidadesni ... eferendum/
[47] http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/20/world ... index.html
[48] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 69250.html
[49] http://sputniknews.com/russia/20140304/ ... rimea.html
[50] http://www.cast.ru/eng/?id=578
[51] http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... st-ignored
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Re: World Politics (aka the Greek Peace Summit)

Post by Rising Phoenix » 20:56:24 Sunday, 22 February, 2015

In other news:

*A senate proposal to award $8.000 Pesos per month to transexuals (and related) over 40 years old caused a ruckus near the end of last year.

*During a speech, Venezuelan Presidente Maduro expressed concern over the U.S.A.'s intention to overthrow his government and said: "I want to believe you are not involved in this, President Obama".

*Mujica, Uruguay's Presidente, criticized Argentina's foreign policy by literally saying: "Argentina does not give a sh!t about regional integration."

*Nisman, a prosecutor in charge of an investigation that linked a terrorist attack against a Jewish organization with important figures in my country was assasinated recently. Marches, online petitions, and generally a lot of flak is being directed at the government due to perceived efforts at disregarding the investigation.

Unrelated but still interesting: While looking at other recent news, I found this article. It was originally in Spanish so you will have to make do with Google Translate. It is about how a "new aristocracy" has formed and is effectively controling everything, including presidents.

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Re: World Politics (aka the Greek Peace Summit)

Post by Smyg » 20:59:18 Sunday, 22 February, 2015

It is about how a "new aristocracy" has formed and is effectively controling everything, including presidents.
Ah, yes. The bourgeoisie.
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