"According to our information, American sources spend $20 million a week on financing the opposition and rebels, including on weapons," he told the Ukrainian edition of Russian newspaper Kommersant."We have information that the militants are briefed on the territory of the US Embassy, that they are being armed. Of course it is unacceptable, this has to be looked into," he said.
Glazyev referred to the so-called Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances dating back to 1994, adding that Russia had legal grounds to intervene in the crisis. "According to this document, Russia and the United States are guarantors of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and frankly speaking they are obliged to intervene when such conflicts arise," Putin’s advisor pointed out.
Hacked phone recording reveals US as mastermind behind Ukraine unrest ~ link ~ This is laying the moral and legal framework for Russia to send in large numbers of Army tank divisions with air support!!! Stirling
A leaked recording of a telephone conversation allegedly between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt discussing who should be in Ukraine's next government has, according to The FT, threatened to fuel east-west tensions over the troubled nation's future. In apparent frustration with the EU – which has failed to join the US in threatening sanctions against Ukraine’s leaders if they violently crush the protests – the voice resembling Ms Nuland at one point exclaims "Fuck the EU". As the two US diplomats decide whether "Klitsch" or "Yats" should be 'in' or 'out', listeners will be reminded (uncomfortably) that the governments of Ukraine and Russia previously alleged that the protests are being funded and orchestrated by the US.
The authenticity of the recording has not been confirmed (though comparisons to Nuland's recent media appearances provide some confidence) - the FT reported that the US embassy in Kiev declined to comment, which is a tacit admission: if the clip was a fake, the US would immediately make it clear.
Needless to say, as the FT adds, "[this clip] could also bolster a propaganda campaign by the governments of Ukraine and Russia alleging that the protests that erupted against Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich last November are being funded and orchestrated by the US." Its release ahead of the day the Sochi Olympics start is also somewhat disturbing.
Flashback: WAR WARNING FOR EUROPE ~ link
The US said Ms Nuland had "apologised for these reported comments". The audio also reveals a frank exchange about America's strategy on how to work with Ukraine's main opposition leaders.
The tape appeared on YouTube after Russia had accused Washington of meddling in Ukraine.
Again and again, Israel seeks to justify the vile injustices that it imposes on the people of Gaza and the west bank on the grounds of the holocaust. Last week, we commemorated the holocaust; 1.7 million Palestinians in Gaza are being penalised with that as the justification. That is unacceptable."
Hundreds of hospital workers congregated outside the parliament building and the Health Ministry building in central Athens on Thursday, as well as other parts of the austerity-stricken country. The nationwide walkout left tens of thousands of patients without basic medical care. The 27 hospitals in the capital were also forced to run on emergency staff as a result.
The bill, which is yet to be signed into law by the Turkish president, would allow the authorities to block websites without a court order within just hours. It also requires that internet service providers (ISPs) store data on their clients’ online activities for two years and provide it to the authorities on request.
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Would not be surprised if Americans were once again imprisoned in concentration camps(like the Japanese-Americans were in 1940-45) by the Federal Government ~ link ~ Comments like this are often made by insiders to 'lay the groundwork' for the event down the road a bit!!! Stirling
US Ambassador to Germany admits tapping Merkel's phone was 'stupid' ~ link ~ Oh BS...they are only sorry that they got caught by Snowden's disclosures. Stirling
The US ambassador to Germany has admitted it was a “stupid” idea to tap the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel while discussing business, friendship and mutual trust at a trade association meeting.
“We have done a number of stupid things, Chancellor Markel’s phone being one of them,” Ambassador John Emerson told the VBKI trade association at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Berlin.