March 13th, 2015.
Update.. March 17th, 2015.
The Russian President has reappeared. He seems to have had influenza or a bad cold.
Russia: Putin speaks out against media rumour mill
The President of the Russian federation has cancelled two scheduled meetings including one scheduled for March 12th with the leader of Kazakhstan. This has led to rumours that Putin is dead. Without knowing I will assume the rumours are simply untrue. It was very interesting that this story was being disseminated by Debkafile, a well known Israeli intelligence front.
Perhaps there is some foundation to the rumours or perhaps certain parties are trying to “flush him out” for some reason. Cause him to make a public appearance. It was bizarre to watch the British Defence Secretary Hammond interviewed by a journalist who suggested that the British Government should release details of Putin and associates finances. A suggestion the Defence Secretary responded to with enthusiasm. This came after a speech during which the Defence Secretary bizarrely tried to cast the Russian federation as “perhaps the greatest threat to the Security of the UK in the world.” To which I would ask what on earth is he talking about? By what magical equation do the Russian military pose the slightest threat to the UK?
The only circumstances in which Russia could ever pose a threat to the UK would be as part of a major nuclear war. Russia is not going to begin a nuclear war against the West guaranteed to lead to the complete destruction of Russia so therefore unless you are planning to start a nuclear war, Russia poses no threat to the UK whatsoever.
As far as the finances go, what a joke to hear a journalist pleading with the Government to do his job for him. If you think they should be published pal, publish them.
The whole financial dirt threat is hilarious because once you start on this road, it will be a two way street with a lot of dirt and graft to go around on both sides I am sure. I hope it happens. Perhaps the British government believes it’s connections to filth are so well known and documented that fresh revelations will do no further damage?
Britain May Broadcast Putin’s Financial Secrets to Russian People
Astonishing Odessa Survivor Account.
[eng subs] Interview with Odessa massacre survivor, recently released from UA prison
The way the audio has been altered to protect the anonymity is a little off-putting, but this witness account of the Odessa massacre in May 2014 certainly rings true and fits the known facts. The police stood by and watched as protesters were murdered by fascist thugs.
Here is a brief flavour.
Donbass War Restarting?
[eng subs] Clashes in Shirokino 10/03/15
Again a video from the brilliant albeit partisan Kazzura channel.
Clashes in Shirokino are daily but small scale. The telling detail I picked up from the video was that according to the Novorussian military forces, the forces opposing them of the Azov battalion have recently been rotated. A fresh group of troops is attacking them apparently and if the Kiev government and their Western backers still have not understood then they will receive the same message again. The message of Ilovaisk and Debaltsevo . The message they received at the Donetsk International Airport and the message is obvious.
Since the end of the Cold war, thirteen former Eastern bloc states have joined NATO despite Western pledges not to encroach on the territory Russia voluntarily and peacefully vacated. Russia has decided that there will not be a fourteenth new NATO member, at least not the Ukraine and Russia is willing to go to the wall to prevent the Ukraine joining NATO. Are the Western leadership so obsessed with total world domination that they are willing to engage in war with Russia in order to get the Ukraine into NATO?
If so why? Given that it makes no difference at all to the life of Westerners whether the Ukraine is in NATO or not it seems completely absurd.
Russia Treats Deaths In Odessa, Ukraine Like Nazi Murders During World War II Washington’s Blog
Bloodbath in Odessa guided by interim rulers of Ukraine | Oriental Review
PressTV – Western cover-up of Odessa massacre
International Criminal Court Requested to Investigate Odessa Pogrom | InSerbia News
Ukraine coup 2014/Odessa massacre – WikiSpooks
Ukraine clashes: dozens dead after Odessa building fire | World news | The Guardian
Gleb Bazov on Twitter: “#GONCHARENKO: Despite claims that he was detained “because of his T-shirt”, this #ODESSA murderer not going anywhere. http://t.co/IemZfy9raE”
Australian press actively covering up Kiev-Odessa war-crime? | (We) can do better
NATO – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Enlargement of NATO – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Member states of NATO – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Second Battle of Donetsk Airport – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Ilovaisk – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bill Clinton’s Epic Double-Cross: How “Not An Inch” Brought NATO To Russia’s Border | David Stockman’s Contra Corner
Mary Elise Sarotte | The Real Story Behind NATO Expansion | Foreign Affairs
Russia is not a threat to Britain’s security, Philip Hammond is wrong — RT Op-Edge
Morning Star :: Philip Hammond rattles sabre over Russia