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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

27 Replies to “News for April 15 – 2”

  1. April 15 2014 – UKRAINE – Pro-federalization activists removed the Ukrainian coat of arms from the regional state administration building in Donetsk, Tuesday. Ukrainian symbols, including the country’s flag, were replaced with the flags of Donetsk, which activists have declared a “people’s republic.”

  2. April 15 2014 – UKRAINE – KIEV – Pro-Maidan protesters gathered outside the Verkhovna Rada building in Kiev on Tuesday demanding for the resignation of Rada-appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

    They were also asking that the country’s Rada-appointed interim president Oleksandr Turchynov take concrete steps in challenging anti-government activists in eastern Ukraine.

  3. Nigeria unrest: Gunmen abduct ‘about 100 schoolgirls’ (BBC, Apr 15, 2014)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27037181

    “Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say.

    Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok, Borno state, late last night, and ordered the hostel’s teenage residents on to lorries.

    The attackers are believed to be from the Islamist group, Boko Haram, whose militants frequently target schools.

    On Monday, bombings blamed on the group killed more than 70 people in the capital, Abuja.

    Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa language, has been waging an armed campaign for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria…”

  4. Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack (BBC, Apr 15, 2014)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27031367

    “Jordan’s ambassador to Libya has been abducted by masked gunmen in the capital, Tripoli, officials say.

    Assailants opened fire on Fawaz al-Itan’s vehicle, wounding the driver, as they left his house early on Tuesday. They then drove away with the diplomat.

    The Libyan and Jordanian governments have so far received no demands.

    It is the latest in a series of abductions in Libya, which has been plagued by instability since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

    The central government has struggled to assert its authority over the armed groups and tribesmen who helped end Col Gaddafi’s 41-year rule…”

  5. #1 I want her and Judge A. Napolitano on the Supreme Court we need people of their intelligence looking at what the laws say.

    Ukraine is reacting to the Russian attempt to reconquer their nation, the Russians are upset that the Ukrainians are gutsy enough to resist.

    Having said that I personally think that the governments on both sides of the war are corrupt and both have ample justification for some of their actions, I don’t think there is a good guy and bad guy in this fight. I don’t have enough knowledge about what has been happening to know who has the most justification.

  6. ITAR-TASS – UKRAINE – KHARKOV, April 15. US sends specialists to Ukraine to coordinate activity of its state structures

    . Several US agencies – the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice and the Department of State – have commissioned their specialists to Ukraine to help coordinate the activity of Ukrainian state structures on issues of security, law enforcement, interior affairs and international contacts, since the Ukrainian authorities are unable to do it themselves, a source in the Ukrainian Security Service said on Tuesday.

    <b<“Since Ukraine’s law enforcers have turned out to be unable to ensure intelligence information collection in southeastern regions of Ukraine, now the staff of the US defense attache in Ukraine is engaged in this activity using the diplomatic immunity status,” the source said.

    […]Meanwhile, Alexei Pushkov, the chairman of the international committee of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house, said Brennan’s visit only “proved that Ukraine’s current government is not independent and consults on everything with Washington.” “No wonder that part of the country does not recognize this government,” he said, adding that such contacts were another proof that “the United States was behind the change of regimes in Ukraine, having established a regime that is more beneficial for itself.”

    http://en.itar-tass.com/world/727940

    video UKRAINE – Odessa – April 2014

  7. Sounds like Russia is upset that the Ukraine has ask the US for help, anything we do would be more credible if Obama hadn’t destroyed the US military. Our weak military is an open invitation for Russia to create one or more incidents that will force the US to either back down//surrender or start fighting a war.

  8. April 15 2014 – Ukraine declares Crimea “temporarily occupied territory”

    KIEV, April 15 (Xinhua) — The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday passed a bill declaring southern Crimea peninsula as a “territory temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation,” the parliament’s press service said.

    The new law, which establishes a special legal regime in Crimea, won 228 votes cast in the 450-seat assembly.

    The legislation said Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, and airspace and territorial waters surrounding them are considered as an integral part of Ukraine.

    The law imposes travel restrictions on visiting Crimea, requiring tourists to have special permits for entering the peninsula.

    According to the legislation, state and private properties in Crimea, including offshore oil and natural gas platforms, will stay under the proprietorship of their current owners.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-04/15/c_133264948.htm

  9. CIA director in Kiev searching for missing mercenaries

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov revealed that CIA director John Brennan was in Kiev last weekend. One of his advisors told the newspaper Vzgliad that Brennan had not come to oversee the “anti-terrorist” operations conducted by the Ukrainian authorities, but to seek information and rescue twenty Greystone Ltd mercenaries of whom there has been no news.

    The coup government in Kiev and its Western allies refer to the democratic political opposition as “terrorists”.

    Hundreds of mercenaries working for Greystone Ltd (a subsidiary of Academi, formerly Blackwater) have been present in the country since at least March 4 [1], operating within the regular Ukraine special forces.

    After initially denying it, the White House acknowledged that Mr. Brennan had in fact visited Kiev over the weekend.

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article183269.html

  10. Yucki if we were still fighting the cold war I would say support Ukraine since we aren’t I agree with you. Although Putin does seem to be trying to reignite the Cold War, I don’t know if he thinks he will destroy the US or if he is trying to get us to do things to help the worlds economy?

    Martin I know that you are simply reporting what the Russian are saying and this comment is really directed at them. The head of the CIA wouldn’t be going to a war zone to hunt for missing contractors, any number of lower ranking people could do the same thing. Of course I am not sure what was so important that the head of the CIA was required in Ukraine anyway? People of his rank generally stay out of foreign combat zones to avoid giving the other side a possible propaganda victory if they are killed or injured.

  11. So if a pack of mercenaries is based in the USA and they get in trouble, we’re supposed to go after them, rescue them as if they’re elderly tourists are being abused?

    I don’t think so.

  12. Yes and no, if they are working for us common decency says we take care of them, in practice contractors that are in situations like what is happening in Ukraine know that they will receive little to no support if it hits the fan. Any contractor in Ukraine is now openly working for the US but is probably black (illegal operation that has plausible deniable) they are more grey. They are being paid by the US put most of their orders and operational control will be at least semi under local control. In black operations you expect no support or backup, in grey operations you expect little support or backup.

    What I was trying to say is that the head of the CIA has no business in Ukraine, there are lower ranking people who can and should do everything he did while he was there, all he did was provide a propaganda opportunity for the Russians. Of course with Obama and the CPUSA in the White House running things providing propaganda opportunities for our enemies may be their end goal.

  13. Yes, I understand your question. Good point.

    I just don’t know how I feel about outsourcing wars. And CIA operatives have not always served our interests. Blowback is real.

  14. Yup it is, but this is an imperfect world we have to do the best we can, and if we hire people and don’t back them we will fall as a nation.

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