Zakharchenko: “Now we play by our rules…”

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Written by @GBabeuf
Video by @PLnewstoday (Youtube channel Patrick Lancaster)

Zakharchenko interrupted OSCE’s Hug when the latter claimed Zakharchenko was responsible for implementing Minsk to tell him that his first responsibility was to defend the people of the DPR. Zakharchenko also point blank refused to remove any heavy or light weapons from the front line until Ukraine does so. Plotnitsky, meanwhile, had interrupted Hug to ask him if he had ever had to live his life under constant shelling. All in all, the two have clearly been told they can harden their line in relation both to OSCE & to Ukraine. There have been other signs of a hardening of positions too. In addition to Putin signing the decree on temporary recognition of official documents issued by the DPR and LPR authorities, there has also been the highly publicised appointment of a prominent Russian writer, Zakhar Prilepin, to a…

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Clinton Foundation Quits Haiti Amid Child Trafficking Arrests

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Clinton Foundation Quits Haiti Amid Child Trafficking Arrests

The Clinton Foundation announced that it was pulling out of Haiti right before Haitian police began making raids in a child trafficking sting, which resulted in the rescue of 31 children from a human trafficking and pedophile ring, and saw 12 perpetrators arrested. The foundation, set up by Bill and Hillary Clinton, said in a statement that it was “cutting its programs in Haiti” and that it would be “spinning them into separate entities”. The timing of the announcement has raised a lot of question regarding the real reason for withdrawal, especially as it was revealed that people had advance knowledge of the police raids after radio host, Glenn Beck, tweeted about the imminent arrests hours before they took place

The Daily Mail reported:

Being spun into separate entities are the foundation’s initiatives in the country of Haiti, along with the Clinton…

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Ukraine: Neocon ceasefire sabotage fails to change Trump’s mind

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Hostilities have resumed along the ceasefire line in the rebel-held Donbass region of Ukraine.

b in Moon of Alabama:

There are serious signs that the Trump administration will continue to seek better relations with Russia. It declines to get involved in the hustling in Ukraine. It is ready to give up on the catastrophic regime-change agenda the neocons implemented in Kiev with the help of Ukrainian Nazi organizations.

Let us recap. On New Year the neo-conservative Senators McCain and Graham were in Ukraine to fire up Ukrainian troops at the front lines for a new fight with Russia supported rebels in Donetsk and Lugansk. A few days later then Vice President Biden also dropped in on Kiev. The three are declared enemies of Trump’s more friendly position towards Russia. They obviously intended to reignite the conflict in Ukraine to sabotage Trump’s new foreign policy.

The former Georgian President Saakashvilli…

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Military Activity in the Donbass 05.02.2017

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Original: Colonel Cassad
Edited by @GBabeuf

Briefly on what is happening in the Donbass:

  1. From the second half of the day the intensity of the shelling again escalated. There has been shelling in the areas of Avdeevka, Zaitsevo, Yasinovataya, Gorlovka, Kalinovo, on the Svetlodarsk arc, utilising 80-120mm mortars, and 122mm and 152mm cannon.

  2. In Avdeevka the heating and electricity supply was partially restored. Avdeevka Coking Plant continues working. Also restored was the power supply to Gorlovka after yesterday’s knocking out of the power lines in the Svetlodarsk area.

  3. On social networks there are rumours, citing unnamed military sources, of a possible night-time attack by the Ukrainian Army (UAF) towards Gorlovka. DPR power structures are on high alert.

  4. The USA officially announced that the issue of agreements with Russia can be addressed regardless of what is happening in Avdeevka, i.e. in fact it is a question of direct talks to get…

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How Frankfurter Rundschau exposed another US/NATO lie: NATO used doctored video to justify bombing of passenger train

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This has passed almost unnoticed and suppressed by global media: January  2000 German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau  exposing the lies of NATO commander in Europe, General Wesley Clark after the bombing of a passenger train on the bridge across the South Morava in Grdelica Gorge in April 1999, when at least 15 civilians have been killed.

In the Frankfurter Rundschau reporter Arnd Festerling documented how NATO used ‘ediited’ video recordings to justify its conduct of the war against Serbia.

At least 15 people died on April 12, 1999 when a US Airforce bomber fired on a railway bridge near the Serbian village of Grdenicka just as a passenger train was crossing the bridge. Following the initial strike of the train, the pilot returned to make a second sweep of the burning bridge and dropped a bomb on a carriage that had not been hit by the first assault.

At the time…

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A bad sign

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reshuffling his cabinet today, and the CBC reports that he will appoint Chrystia Freeland as Foreign Minister. Freeland was placed on a sanctions list by Russia in 2014. Canada, therefore, will now have a Foreign Minister who is prohibited from entering the Russian Federation. This must be a first in international politics.

Freeland did not end up on Russia’s sanctions list by accident. A former journalist, and author of a book entitled Sale of the Century: Russia’s Wild Ride from Communism to Capitalism, Freeland has been frequently critical of modern Russia. The positive heroes of Freeland’s musings on Russia are the 3 Ks of the so-called ‘liberal opposition’ – Kasyanov, Kasparov, and Khodorkovsky. But she views those who actually govern Russia, especially Vladimir Putin, in an extremely negative light. As for the Russian people, she once wrote: ‘Russians have no one to blame but…

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Tu-154 crashed as a result of NATO’s covert operation?

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by Lyuba Lulko for Pravda

Russia’s Ministry for Transportation does not consider a terrorist attack to be one of the versions that led to the crash of the Tu-154 passenger airliner of the Russian Defence Ministry in the Black Sea on December 25. For the time being, we know that the weather was fine, the pilots were experienced, and the aircraft was technically sound.

The crash of the Tu-154 over the Black Sea looks very much like the explosion of the Russian passenger jetliner over Sinai Peninsula, when the Federal Security Bureau made an official announcement about the terrorist attack only two weeks after the crash. There is another version – of radio-electronic attack.

Black boxes may not give an answer to the question of whether there was a terrorist attack on board the Tu-154. This has already been the case in the investigation of the Sinai plane crash

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Liberation of Aleppo is the most serious setback for the US in 15 years

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by Tim Anderson, via Khamenei

In late 2016, at the cost of many young lives, Syrian forces took back the eastern part of the city of Aleppo, occupied by NATO and Saudi backed terrorists for more than four years.

The liberation of Aleppo, Syria’s second city and an ancient marvel, represents the most serious setback for the 15-year long Washington-led aggression on the entire region. An effective re-colonization of the region has stretched from Afghanistan to Libya, under a range of false pretexts. Invasions and proxy wars have been backed by economic sanctions and wild propaganda.

But this great war of aggression – called the creation of ‘New Middle East’ by former US President George W. Bush – has hit a rock in Syria.  The massive proxy armies bought and equipped by Washington and its regional allies the Saudis, Turkey, Qatar and Israel, have been beaten back by a powerful…

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British Govt-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels

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by Rania Khalek, via AlterNet
Emails reveal that a popular source for mainstream Western media is a U.K.-backed propaganda outlet.

The Revolutionary Forces of Syria (RFS) media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government and is managed by Westerners operating out of Turkey, according to emails provided to AlterNet by a Middle East reporter RFS tried to recruit.

The outlet stirred controversy this November when it released a video at the height of the Mannequin Challenge, a pop culture craze in which people compete for how long they can freeze in place on video.  The RFS video depicted a staged rescue by the White Helmets, the Western-funded rescue group that operates exclusively in rebel-held territory.  RFS quickly removed the video and issued an apology out of apparent concern that the staged rescue could raise questions…

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