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Guantanamo Bay: America’s Sevastopol? By Sean Fenley. Guantanamo Bay: America’s Sevastopol? By Sean Fenley 16 April, 2014Countercurrents.org Not only is Guantanamo Bay an illicit torture and concentration camp for alleged terrorists, but numerous legitimately recognized legal scholars have called into question the continued acceptance for the US government to still be occupying its military enclave there. Additionally, many of the purported “terrorist” poor unfortunates who continue to reside there, were actually individuals who were picked up in avaricious sweeps — by less than utterly scrupulous people — in return for bounties/reward money.

The government of Cuba, of course, thinks that the US has far overstayed its welcome and is certainly in contravention of international laws and standards by retaining a foothold at “its” age-old military stomping grounds. President Theodore Roosevelt dictated the terms to the Cuban Constitutional Assembly in 1903 that the base would be leased in perpetuity. Western Hypocrisy: US Alliance Sanctions Russia Over Crimea-Backed Reunion While Backing Apartheid Israel's Occupation And Ongoing Palestinian Genocide. Western Hypocrisy: US Alliance Sanctions Russia Over Crimea-Backed Reunion While Backing Apartheid Israel's Occupation And Ongoing Palestinian Genocide By Dr Gideon Polya 02 April, 2014Countercurrents.org International Law must be respected. National independence, national borders and national sovereignty are sacrosanct according to the UN Charter, and Russia under President Vladimir Putin has violated international law through the incorporation of Crimea into the Russia Federation.

Looming over this crisis is the historical reality that the German Nazis invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 and killed 25 million Soviet citizens, including 3 million Ukrainians, including about 1 million Ukrainian Jews. A. UK Prime Minister David Cameron: “ Russia has sought to annex Crimea . UK Foreign Minister William Hague: “You just don't invade another country on phoney pretexts in order to assert your interests.

B. C. D. E. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Experts: Crimea a done deal. Plné znění Putinova projevu, který zneklidnil svět | Zprávy ze světa. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back By Paul Craig Roberts. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back By Paul Craig Roberts 18 March, 2014Paulcraigroberts.org Washington’s plan to seize Ukraine and to evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base has come amiss. But as Lenin said, “two steps forward, one step back.” Do you remember all the tough talk coming from John Kerry, the White House Fool, Hilary Clinton, and the lickspittle Merkel about the harsh sanctions that would “badly damage” the Russian economy unless Russia prevented the referendum vote in Crimea?

Well, it was all bullshit, more hot air from the White House sock puppet and the lickspittle German chancellor who is a disgrace to the German nation. As the Russians kept telling John Kerry, sanctions on Russia would destroy Europe and do little damage to Russia. I wish the Russians had kept this to themselves. The choice of the officials is an utter mystery. Moreover, the sanctions only apply to foreign bank accounts that these 11 individuals might have outside Russia. Russia Annexing Crimea is the Cost of US/EU intervention in Ukraine. By Michael Scheuer March 17, 2014 "Information Clearing House - "RPI"- - One wonders how deep a hole the United States and the EU are going to dig for themselves in Ukraine.

It was, of course, U.S. and EU leaders — and their media acolytes — who caused the problem we face today by intervening on behalf of self-styled “democrats” in Kiev who without foreign intervention could not have overthrown the Ukrainian president. It is getting to be that any half-baked gaggle of protestors at any location on the planet need only to chant the word “democracy” and the West will come running to their aid with diplomatic assistance, money, and a fierce disregard for either the target nation’s sovereignty or regional stability.

Indeed, it may well be that the whole Ukraine protest movement was primed for action by funds, advisers, and computer systems paid for by Hillary Clinton’s State Department in a program similar to those she ran in several Arab countries. The Failure of German Leadership -- Merkel Whores For Washington. Source: Paul Craig Roberts German Chancellor Angela Merkel(image by Europe Israel Press Association) Washington, enabled by its compliant but stupid NATO puppets, is pushing the Ukrainian situation closer to war. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has failed her country, Europe, and world peace. Germany is the strength of the EU and NATO. But Merkel has signed away the sovereignty of the German nation and assigned the fate of Germany to a province in the American Empire.

Washington's mismanaged Ukrainian coup has cost Washington Crimea, which Washington wanted most of all in order to deprive Russia of its warm water naval base on the Black Sea. In what is clearly a fruitless and pointless effort to get Crimea back, Washington is demanding that Russia interfere in Crimea and prevent Crimea from seceding from Ukraine. Washington understands that economic sanctions are a far less threat to Russia than the loss of its Black Sea naval base. The answer is in order to drive the crisis to war. Printing: Crimea’s Case for Leaving Ukraine. Virtually everyone in Official Washington is condemning Russian “aggression” in Ukraine and demanding a belligerent U.S. response to Crimea’s desire to secede and join Russia, as a new Cold War hysteria grips U.S. pols and pundits, reports Robert Parry.

Granted, it's not the greatest choice in the world, but it's the practical one facing you. For all its faults, Russia has a functioning economy while Ukraine really doesn't. Russia surely has its share of political and financial corruption but some of that has been brought under control. Not so in Ukraine where a moveable feast of some 10 "oligarchs" mostly runs the show in shifting alliances, buying up media outlets and politicians, while the vast majority of the population faces a bleak future, which now includes more European-demanded "austerity," i.e., slashed pensions and further reductions in already sparse social services. Even if the U.S. What's Wrong with Secession? More Hypocrisy. Vladimír Putin ospravedlňuje vojenské akce na Krymu. After Initial Triumph, Ukraine’s Leaders Face Battle for Credibility. KIEV, Ukraine — The United States and the European Union have embraced the revolution here as another flowering of democracy, a blow to authoritarianism and kleptocracy in the former Soviet space.

But successful revolutions, as the interim government here has been learning, are a lot harder to maintain than it can seem in the bright dawn of first victories. The challenges for Ukraine’s new leaders are many and varied. With President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia now openly intent on a military showdown over control of Crimea, the government faces a powerful test of Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Demonstrations are growing in the Russian-speaking east of the country, underscoring the tenuous nature of the government’s control there. As it met for the first time on Saturday in an air of crisis, the new government also faced questions of credibility, legitimacy and inclusiveness arising from the way in which it came to power.

An early triumphalist mistake, Mr. 2014 Crimean crisis. The Crimean crisis is an ongoing international crisis principally involving Russia and Ukraine. It involves the Crimean Peninsula, a multi-ethnic region which until February 2014 was administered by Ukraine as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the administratively separate municipality of Sevastopol, both are populated by an ethnic Russian majority and a minority of both ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. Currently, the Crimean Peninsula is administered by the Russian Federation as the Crimean Federal District. The crisis unfolded in late February 2014 in the aftermath of the Ukrainian Revolution, which resulted in President Viktor Yanukovych's impeachment by the Ukrainian parliament after his flight from the capital, setting May 25 for a new presidential election, the appointment of an interim President, and the formation of an interim government. Beginning on February 26, pro-Russian forces began to gradually take control of the Crimean peninsula.

Background[edit] Crimea - Curiyo.com. Ruské bojové stíhačky mají pohotovost, Kyjev hovoří o 'aktu agrese' | Zprávy ze světa. Napjatá atmosféra kolem ukrajinského Krymu výrazně vzrůstá. Desítky neznámých ozbrojenců obsadily budovy regionálního parlamentu a vlády, na kterých vzápětí zavlály ruské vlajky. Odpoledne pak parlament tohoto regionu se silnou ruskou menšinou schválil referendum o posílení autonomie Krymu. Má se konat 25. května, tedy souběžně s předčasnými volbami ukrajinského prezidenta. Ruské ministerstvo obrany uvedlo do pohotovosti bojové stíhačky podél hranic s Ukrajinou.

Obě krymské parlamentní budovy, ve kterých se útočníci v blíže neupřesněných uniformách zabarikádovali, obklíčila policie. Šéf krymské autonomní vlády Anatolij Mogiljov řekl, že v průběhu noci dorazilo k budovám parlamentu a vlády asi 50 mužů, kteří dnes brání zaměstnancům ve vstupu. Ruská agentura Interfax s odvoláním na blíže neupřesněné místní zdroje uvedla, že budovy krymského parlamentu a vlády kontrolují zástupci sebeobrany rusky mluvících obyvatel Krymu. Rusko: Své spoluobčany budeme bránit Regionální konflikt?