New at Strategic Culture Foundation 15-21 June 2014

21 June 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Chocolate King’s «Peace Plan» With a Hard Centre

21.06.2014 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

Petro Poroshenko, the billionaire oligarch who won the Ukrainian presidential election with a dubious majority last month, seems to be relying heavily now on his skills as a confectionery magnate. The man known as the Chocolate King, owing to his past industrial dealings, presented a unilateral ceasefire plan this week in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin… The Chocolate King’s «peace plan» will appear much less a box of niceties of reform, dialogue, amnesty and ceasefire – and more of what it really is – a deadly criminal offensive with a very hard centre.

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Does Russia Need PACE?

21.06.2014 | 00:00 | Olga SHEDROVA

Having stripped the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe of its rights, PACE President Anne Brasseur then asked State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin for the Russian delegation to participate in the organisation’s June session. Russia has been invited to take part in the session with limited powers. In response, Naryshkin declared the need for the Russian delegation’s rights in PACE to be restored in full as a prerequisite for Russian parliamentarians to resume their work with the organisation. In the meantime, the resultant break in relations with the Council of Europe allows the usefulness of Russia’s participation in this international forum to be examined…

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European «Gas Deadlock» to Meet Interests of US Westinghouse Electric Company

20.06.2014 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

Gasprom has introduced a prepayment system for gas supplies to Ukraine. It has become a result of self-destructive and provocative policy implemented by the West. Instead of making Ukraine find a compromise the United States and the European Union pushed the situation into a dead-lock. It serves the interests of US politicians and businessmen while posing a grave threat to Ukraine and Europe… The US goals are clear. It sees the current conflict as a continuation of a bigger geopolitical game related to the energy transportation routes going through Ukraine and affecting the interests of the whole Eastern and Central Europe…

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Mosul Captured: Turkey’ Involvement in Iraqi Events

20.06.2014 | 00:00 | Mikhail AGHAJANYAN

…Talking about the events in Iraq, one should remember that Baghdad never forgot the Turkish claims regarding Mosul. Many a time Baghdad accused Ankara of interference into its internal affairs. Those who are close to Prime Minister al-Maliki have directly accused Turkey of trying to annex Mosul. The sources close to Baghdad government affirm that Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are behind the ISIS operation in the province of Anbar. Baghdad believes that Turkey prepares to reshape the map of the Middle East by destabilizing the western provinces of Iraq that have border lines with Syria…

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A Fourth Reich is already under Construction in Ukraine

19.06.2014 | 00:00 | Olga CHETVERIKOVA

The main war being waged against Russia today is a psychological one that uses disinformation to shape not only the political convictions, but also the entire world view of a nation… When PACE adopted a resolution a few years ago that assigned equal levels of guilt to the USSR and Nazi Germany for their roles in unleashing WWII, it became clear that the West was preparing to rehabilitate Nazism. When and if that finally happens, criticizing Nazism will become a criminal act, and the statement «Hitler was Stalinism’s biggest victim» will be one of the provisions of that new ideology. Events in Ukraine provide clear evidence that the first phase in the rehabilitation of Nazism set in motion by the West is now complete…

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EU Constitution Marks 10 Years: Story of Stillborn Child

19.06.2014 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The European constitution saw light ten years ago. On June 18, 2004 it was previously approved by member-states summit. It never came into force foreboding future problems. Today the process of European integration is actually stymied; the numbers of Eurosceptics are growing. No matter that Serbia and some other Balkan states view the European Union as a messiah. It makes it expedient to have a look at what the authors of the constitution wanted and why their efforts were in vain.

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What Goals Does US Pursue in Ukraine?

18.06.2014 | 00:00 | Boris NOVOSELTSEV

The events in Donbass testify to the fact that the main goal of the United States and the new Ukrainian administration is finding ways to influence Russia instead of tackling the problems related to the ongoing crisis in Donbass… Instead of launching a long-awaited dialogue with Donetsk and Lugansk, as promised by the President of Ukraine, the punitive operations have intensified… Talking about the prospects for tackling the Ukrainian crisis, there is no light at the end of tunnel if the European Union will not find ways to reduce the influence of its overseas «strategic partner» upon Kiev.

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US Backs Kiev Regime and «Final Solution» Mindset

18.06.2014 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

The Kiev power-grabbing regime is not only acting like Nazis, it is now sounding like the Third Reich. The latest outburst comes from the pretend Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk who has labeled the people of Eastern Ukraine «sub-human». Yatsenyuk’s statement was made in English, but the reference to «sub-human» has an unmistakable Nazi connotation, harking back to the Third Reich’s description of «Untermenschen» for populations whom that erstwhile regime targeted for extermination. Foremost among the victims of historic Nazi genocide were the Slavic people of Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries, as well as Jews and Romany…

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US to Launch Another Invasion of Iraq

17.06.2014 | 00:00 | Nikolai BOBKIN

A civil war is raging in Iraq and the United States is studying the possibility of going back there. The US-created state is bursting at the seams. So it’s deadlock again. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (alternatively translated as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and abbreviated as ISIL or ISIS) is an unrecognized state and active Jihadist militant group in Iraq and Syria influenced by the Wahhabi movement. It is operating in Iraq and Syria. The US President is considering aid for militants in Syria. At the same time in Iraq he does not exclude any options against jihadists. So Washington sticks to its usual policy of double standards…

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US on ?omeback Trail in Iraq

17.06.2014 | 00:00 | Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

The US President Barack Obama broke his silence late Friday in a formal statement at the White House in Washington, DC, regarding the dramatic developments in northern Iraq resulting in the fall of Mosul and other places to the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant [ISIL] last week… When will the intervention start? Obama clarified: «it is going to take several days»… A US military operation in the Sunni heartlands of northern Iraq would most certainly mean the disruption of Iran’s communication links with Syria…

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Truth Leaks to People No Matter Information is Filtered through Fine Sieve

16.06.2014 | 00:00 | Natalia MEDEN

A few days had to pass before it became clear what the Ukrainian President meant talking about the need to cease fire. No, he was not talking about withdrawing chasteners away from Donbass or truce. He meant the use of force to quell the resistance of those who opposed the spread of fascism on Ukrainian soil. The military and the National Guard units predominantly manned by Pravy Sector acting under the orders of Supreme Commander Petro Poroshenko have failed to carry out the mission of putting down the unrest in a week. They had no chance to succeed. No go. So they have started to search for more extraordinary things than just firing conventional weapons…

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NATO Drones In Ukraine, What Then?

16.06.2014 | 00:00 | Vladislav GULEVICH

Finlandization has been debated in the West as a pattern for Ukraine to follow. Turning Ukraine into the second Finland is not a brainstorm idea striking someone’s head there in Brussels. They don’t see Ukraine in terms of giving but rather taking. For instance, they are attracted by geopolitical advantage of establishing control over its territory and turning it into a beachhead situated near Russia…

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Internment Camps in Donbass: History Repeats Itself

15.06.2014 | 00:00 | Alexander DONETSKY

…The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appointed Colonel-General of the State Border Service of Michael Koval as acting Defense Minister. He is the one to make others pale when it comes to the allegiance to Nazi ideals. After Petro Poroshenko was elected President, he went to the parliament to make it aware of the government plans. According to him, all the young people of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics, including women, will be held in “filtration camps” and then made go to different regions of Ukraine. According to him, people will get filtrated to check if they had not been connected to terrorists. So it is the creation of concentration camps what the Ukrainian government has in its plans for future, the good old days of fascist Germany are back…

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Mr Hague, How about Ending the Rape of Whole Countries?

15.06.2014 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

A four-day summit entitled ‘End Sexual Violence in Conflict’ closed this week in London, with British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie rallying international support for rape victims in war… But surely the most effective way of ending rape and sexual violence in wars is to end wars and the making of war in the first place… Major contemporary conflict zones across the world are Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. In each case, the British government, present and past, has played an instrumental role in instigating and prolonging. This is not a matter of polemic conjecture. Britain’s causal role in each of these conflicts is documented and provable…

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