Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kiev Rhetoric to ‘Cleanse Sub-Humans’

Finian CUNNINGHAM | 24.06.2014 | 00:00

Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the US-installed prime minister of the fascist junta that overthrew the elected Ukrainian government in February, is delivering on his recently declared Nazi campaign of extermination.
Last week, the former investment banker, unveiled an altogether different portfolio when he promised that military forces under the control of the Kiev junta would «cleanse sub-humans» from the country’s restive eastern regions. Using Final Solution rhetoric of his Nazi heroes, Yatsenyuk was referring to the ethnic Russian populations of the southeastern regions of Ukraine, who are refusing to acknowledge the US-backed coup in Kiev as legitimate.
Days after Yatsenyuk’s extermination program was published on the Ukrainian embassy website in the US (it has since been redacted), the newly elected puppet president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, unveiled a «unilateral ceasefire». Poroshenko’s «peace plan» has been lauded by his backers in Washington and NATO as a genuine initiative to end nearly two months of violence.
However, within hours of the Kiev regime’s unilateral ceasefire being announced the violence committed by its military forces has intensified. Russian President Vladimir Putin this weekend urged the Kiev junta to halt the military operations and to engage in the national dialogue with the separatist self-declared People’s Republics of Donetz and Lugansk.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on a visit to Saudi Arabia at the weekend, voiced Moscow’s alarm over the escalating violence in Ukraine’s south and east. That violence has included the shelling of border posts inside Russian territory.
What the Western-backed Kiev regime is engaging is nothing near a ceasefire or a truce in hostilities. Stripped of cynical rhetoric avowing peace, amnesty and dialogue, the actions of the Kiev forces speak of Nazi-like «cleansing» of civilian populations.
Here are just some of the «ceasefire» actions in the hours following Poroshenko’s declared truce that supposedly came into effect last Friday at 2300 hours local time. In the early hours of Saturday morning, churches in Slavyansk, Donetz, came under artillery fire, according to Viktor Borodai, the locally elected prime minister of the Donetz People’s Republic.
Elsewhere in Slavyansk district, incendiary bombs were dropped by warplanes on the village of Semyonovka. The use of internationally banned White Phosphorous firebombs has been previously reported in Slavyansk.
In Lugansk region, the village of Ananyevka has been subjected «to continuous shelling» from members of Kiev’s National Guard, a spokesman for the Lugansk People’s Republic told Russian news agency Itar-Tass. The so-called National Guard is comprised of paramilitaries formed by the neo-Nazi Pravy Sector, the group that supplied the shock troops instrumental in carrying out the CIA-backed coup in Kiev against the then elected President Viktor Yanukovych on February 23.
Some 18,000 civilians are continuing to flee the ongoing violence in the Donetz and Lugansk regions to seek refuge across the border in Russia, said Anatoly Kuznetzov, deputy director of Russia’s Migration Service. He was speaking two days after Kiev’s so-called unilateral ceasefire officially came into effect. «The refugee crisis is snowballing,» added Kuznetzov.
Apart from the indiscriminate violence meted out by Kiev’s forces, which has seen women and children being slaughtered in their own homes from mortar and artillery fire, the mass exodus of civilians is also due to the severe shortages in food, water and electricity that are impacting communities.
This deprivation of basic utilities seems to be a result of deliberate military targeting of power and pumping stations. 
«The Donetsk People's Republic is on the verge of a humanitarian disaster,» said Alexander Borodai.
The locally elected leader said that Kiev artillery had destroyed most of the pumping stations, which was leaving households across the region without any drinking water.
«The pumping stations are destroyed. We asked for a ceasefire in order to repair them, but the shooting went on, and two repair workers were killed and another two wounded as a result,» said Borodai.
He added: «We thought of drilling wells in Donetsk, but the subsoil waters are undrinkable, and that means that soon there will be a tremendous flow of refugees to the Russian Federation as there will be no supply of drinking water».
Nearly 400 people in Ukraine’s southeastern regions have already died since the US-installed junta in Kiev launched its so-called anti-terror operations at the end of April. Most of the victims – over 70 per cent – have been civilians, according to UN figures. That «anti-terror» campaign was preceded only days before it began by a secret visit to Kiev by CIA director John Brennan, who met the top leadership of the regime, including Yatsenyuk.
The indiscriminate use of violence by military forces is a war crime. So too is the deliberate targeting of basic human needs of food, water and electricity. That the NATO-backed regime in Kiev is engaging in such criminality should be of no surprise. After all, NATO forces perfected the same criminal practices in their subjugation of former Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya.
Russia’s Investigative Committee, which is probing human rights violations in Ukraine, has put two senior figures associated with the Kiev regime on an international wanted list. Self-styled interior minister Arsen Avakov and the appointed governor of Dnepropetrovsk, Oleg Kolomoisky, are accused of multiple crimes against humanity, according to evidence gathered from thousands of eyewitnesses by the Russian committee.
To that list, should be added the names of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Petro Poroshenko and the heads of Kiev’s military planning, Andriy Parubiy and Dmitry Yarosh, both of whom are also leaders of the Right Sector paramilitaries.
All of them are responsible for a «ceasefire» that is but a cynical Orwellian cover name for mass murder and, indeed, genocide. If there is any doubt about that intent, just check Yatsenyuk’s owned declared aims of «cleansing sub-humans» iterated last week.
The timing of the Kiev regime’s latest terror campaign is not insignificant either. This weekend, Russians commemorated the deaths of 25-30 million of their compatriots who lost their lives to the Nazi German war of extermination against Untermensch (sub-humans) launched on Soviet Russia on June 21, 1941. The guns behind that historic vile campaign were defeated 69 years ago. But abominably, the mentality behind it still persists today. Ask Yatsenyuk and his US-backed regime.
Israelis  can try, but they can't ignore the occupation. By Gideon Levy | Jun. 15, 2014 |

The only way still open for the Palestinians to remind the Israelis of their existence and plight is the way of violent struggle.
The abduction of three yeshiva students in the West Bank last Thursdaywas ordered in advance – by Israel. At the time of writing, Saturday, their fate was unknown and concern for their welfare outweighed all other issues connected to their disappearance. But no matter what happens in the end, whether they return home safely or not, God forbid, whether the responsible party turns out to be global jihad or the local kind, the context of the action cannot be ignored. - 
Perhaps the operation took Israel’s oh-so-sophisticated espionage agencies by surprise, but it could not have been a real surprise to anyone. –
Those who stubbornly refuse to release Palestinian prisoners, some of whom have been incarcerated for decades, from before the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, and some of whom Israel has promised to set free; those who imprison detainees without trial for years; those who ignore the hunger strike by 125 “administrative” detainees, some of whom are dying in hospitals; those who intend to feed them using force, and those who planned to pass sweeping laws to prohibit their release – these people cannot pretend to be surprised or shocked by the abductions. They arranged for them in advance. – 
Israel, which is so worried about the welfare of every one of its citizens, has for years arrogantly ignored the Palestinian concern for the welfare of their prisoners. –
Israel holds the copyright to concern for its people, as it does for the worship of the heroes of the national struggle. Meir Har-Zion [a founding member of Unit 101, who in 1953 led a retaliatory raid against a Bedouin tribe after his sister and others were killed while making an illegal trip to Petra] was a national hero; Ahmad Sa’adat [the secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine] is a base murderer. - 
Gilad Shalit was all ours, but the fate of Walid Daka, who has been imprisoned in Israel for more than 30 years, for the crime of membership in a militant cell that killed an Israeli soldier – without a single furlough or conjugal visit – is of no interest to anyone here.
No one here cares about the thousands of Palestinian prisoners. Last week, Israelis were much more interested in Meir Sheetrit’s housekeeper than in 125 hunger strikers who have been slowly starving to death for 53 days now. –
Among the thousands of Palestinian prisoners are some base murderers, but also many political prisoners – and all of them are seen as heroes of the Palestinian national struggle. It’s the same in every national struggle. Behind them stands an entire society, which is no less worried about their fate than Israelis are for that of their loved ones. - 
In killing the peace process, Israel shut the gates of its prisons, and the Israeli message to the Palestinians was razor-sharp: The only way your sons will be freed is through a violent operation. On Thursday night, the conclusions were taken. But the context of the abductions extends far beyond the prisoner releases.
The curtain has come down on the peace process, however fruitless that process may have been, and with it the last Palestinian hope for national liberation through negotiations. Life in Israel and the West Bank settlements is back on track, a life of freedom and accomplishment, reality shows and circuses, entirely untouched by the occupation. –
The same cannot be said for the Palestinians: They have none of this, and for them every delay in a solution to the conflict only extends their suffering, humiliation and tribulations.
Anyone who thought the Palestinians would sit quietly and wait until Israel deigned to change its tune or government was deluded. Anyone who thought the settlers would continue to live in security in the territories suffered a grave disappointment: Thursday’s abduction was merely a wake-up call, a taste of what could lie ahead. – 
The only way still open for the Palestinians to remind the Israelis of their existence and their plight is the way of violent struggle. All other paths have been blocked. If the Gaza Strip doesn’t fire Qassam rockets at Israel, the Gaza Strip doesn’t exist. And if, in the West Bank, yeshiva students aren’t abducted, then the West Bank disappears from Israel’s consciousness.  1
Abductions or murders are aimed at puncturing Israel’s intolerable complacency, and as such they should surprise no one. In the past few months, this complacency has reached new, inconceivable heights.
Just look at the nonsense that has captured Israel’s attention. The terrifying reminder that has landed on our heads is only the trailer for what we could expect if we continue to live between Benjamin Ben-Eliezer’s safety-deposit box and the kiss of Ahi and Anna on the Israeli version of “Big Brother.”  - 
That’s the annoying nature of the occupation. It will chase after us, even if we bury our heads even deeper into the sand.