Stating the Obvious 189

One of the ironies of the Ukraine situation which has drawn no comment I can find is that the Ukrainians have been lectured on democracy by Baroness Ashton, who heads EU foreign policy despite never having been elected to anything.  A distinction she shares with Baroness Amos, now in charge of beating the drum for a war on Syria at the UN.  Amos was closely involved as a minister with the UK invasion of Sierra Leone, and shortly after resigning from office became a Director of Sierra Leone’s rutile mine, the single most profitable mine in the world.

189 thoughts on “Stating the Obvious

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  • guano

    Guano @ 9 March 2014. 09.23 A.M. was sock-puppeted, and nothing to do with me. I know nothing about Baroness Amos, or even what she looks like or believes in. I heard her recently talking about aid to Syria from the UN on Radio 4. Some troll must have strolled from his/her senses and used my acrid-name.

    “Valerie Amos emerged from obscurity by being Blair’s special envoy to drum up support for his “second resolution” to invade Iraq in early 2003. This involved going to countries like Angola twice in three weeks to try to get their UN Security Council votes. The reward for abjectly humiliating herself like this was to be made a Baroness and replace Clare Short as international development Minister.

    I have been told that the ministers of the countries she visited couldn’t understand her reasons why they shouldn’t wait until the weapons’ inspections were over before making a decision. Presumably putting forward risible justifications for policies is all part of being a diplomat.”

  • guano

    I looked up Trowbridge in Cryptonym and found a reference there to MITM.‎

    This is a Neandertroll form of spy-tom-foolery often used by amateur and professional spies in instant messaging to cross wires between friends.

  • guano

    Sorry, Cryptome. As in gnome. An absolute minefield of anti-IT-skull-duggery and anti-troll,heat-seeking missiles.
    Looks like Snowden was underxaggerating the spying capabilities of governments by many times.

  • Mary

    “An engineer named Vladimir Zakharov went to the besieging rebels and asked them to let the women out. They killed him on the spot with their bats. Another man was burned alive.” This is 2014 AD yet we ‘commemorate’ the blood and filth of WW1 and have learned nothing from WW2. Is the moon made of cheese? Where is the ICC?

    ‘The Ukrainian Pendulum

    A great European country the size of France, the biggest republic of the former USSR (save Russia), was taken over by a coalition of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists and (mainly Jewish) oligarchs. The oligarchs who financed the Maidan operation divided the spoils: the most generous supporter, Ukrainian Jewish multi-billionaire Igor “Benya” Kolomoysky, received the great Russian-speaking city of Dnepropetrovsk in fief. His brethren oligarchs took other Russian-speaking industrial cities, including Kharkov and Donetsk.’

    As bad as Hitler’s gang in the ’30s and the UK/US/Entity gang since WW2. A continuum, as many claim.

    Israel Shamir is the author of the article. He has art within him – cf with our grimy commentators. I loved his book ‘Flowers of Galilee’. The Zionists dislike it and him of course. Shamir’s message – Palestine is for the Palestinians just as ‘Khazaria’ is for the ‘Khazarians’.

  • Mary

    From Medialens

    Worth reading! The Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation has disappeared

    Posted by MikeD on March 13, 2014, 1:21 pm

    The Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation has disappeared

    Did you know that Mr. Yatsenyuk owns an organization called �Open Ukraine Foundation? If you do, you might be surprised to learn that all traces of this foundation have been eradicated from the internet. The website of the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation ( and its Facebook page ( have simply disappeared. The Wikipedia entry still exists, but the links lead nowhere.

    As we know, the Internet forgets nothing and therefore a screen-shot of the website is still on hand. And what do we see there? A list of the foundation’s partners, and looking at it, you may say with some awe that it is an exceptionally impressive collection of the usual suspects. Which, we strongly suspect, must be the reason why the foundation is now defunct and its tracks have been obliterated.

    What follows is an extract from the list of partners:

    – Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (A Project of the German Marshall Fund)
    – Chatham House
    – NATO Information and Documentation Centre
    – State Department of the United States of America
    – NED National Endowment for Democracy
    – Horizon Capital
    – Swedbank

    With such partners, and in this present scenario, it is small wonder that the page has been deleted. Because it can be clearly seen who stands right behind Mr. Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the coup…


  • Winston

    The good Baronness knows the score:

    “The oligarchic system,i.e. a system based on links between the newly formed big business and the political class, emerged several years after Ukraine re-gained independence in 1991. Although a similar phenomenon has also de-veloped in other former Soviet republics, first of all in Russia, big business at present does not have such a strong influence on politics in any other Eastern European country as it does in Ukraine.”

    But Danilishin’s idea that aid cannot save the Ukrainian economy because the money will simply be siphoned off by pandemic corruption, and that instead the state should go after the oligarchs who plundered the country? It “can’t be implemented because the ‘revolution’ in Kiev has been partially sponsored by the oligarchs who will not let the state become stronger,” Mândrăşescu explained.
    The new government might go after a few oligarchs who ended up on the wrong side of the fence. But those who’d backed the uprising directly or indirectly and who are now backing the new government would be able to hang on to their property, their ill-gotten wealth, and their tax privileges.
    Wolf Richter: Aid For The Ukraine “Will Be Stolen” – Former Ukrainian Minister Of Economy
    Pensions in Ukraine to be halved – sequestration draft

    Poor zoo animals are also a casualty:
    The animals left to starve to death in Ukrainian zoo as new government of debt-ridden country divert funds elsewhere
    Animals in a Ukraine Zoo are starving after government cuts funds
    Kharkiv Zoo will run out of food by the end of the weekend

    Ukraine set to go from bad to worse. Need this to change paradigm, but it won’t get EU help with that!
    How Swedes And Norwegians Broke The Power Of The ‘1 Percent

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