12 May 2014 ~ Second Update
Russia 'respects' eastern Ukraine vote - Urges Talks ~ link ~
Germany meanwhile announced plans for Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to travel Tuesday to Kiev and eastern Ukraine to support efforts to mediate a "national dialogue" between Kiev and pro-Moscow groups.
"Moscow respects the expression of the people's will in Donetsk and Lugansk," President Vladimir Putin's office said in a statement, calling for "the results to be implemented in a civilised manner, without any repeat of violence, through dialogue between representatives of Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk."
Donetsk region asks to join Russia ~ link ~
The "People's Republic of Donetsk" declared itself an independent country on Monday afternoon, and within two hours of doing so had asked to join Russia. Separatist leader Denis Pushilin told journalists that the self-proclaimed republic would ask Moscow to consider absorbing the region, which borders Russia, into its fold.
But it remains extremely doubtful whether Moscow will carry out a Crimea-style annexation of the region, which together with neighbouring Luhansk held a controversial referendum on independence on Sunday.
Donetsk and Lugansk regions seek to join Russia - with video ~ link ~
Donetsk's leader, Denis Pushilin, told reporters on Monday that Moscow would be asked to consider absorbing the region, which borders Russia, into its fold.
Several other regional pro-Moscow leaders also say they have asked Moscow to consider absorption of the self-proclaimed independent Donetsk Republic.
The developments come after two eastern Ukrainian regions of Lugansk and Donetsk overwhelmingly voted in favor of independence from Kiev.
Sources say the two regions have begun preliminary talks on forging a union. Pushilin added that pro-Russia activists are discussing how to technically implement the idea.
Referendum results in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions show landslide support for self-rule ~ link ~
The results of referendums have been announced in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, showing the majority of voters support self-rule, amid an intensified military operation by Kiev which resulted in several deaths.
Almost 90 percent of voters in Donetsk Region have endorsed political independence from Kiev, the head of the Central Election Commission of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’, Roman Lyagin, announced. “Counting the ballots proved to be surprisingly easy – the number of people who said ‘no’ was relatively small and there appeared to be only a tiny proportion of spoiled ballots, so we managed to carry out counting quite fast. The figures are as follows: 89.07 percent voted ‘for’, 10.19 percent voted ‘against’ and 0.74 percent of ballots were rendered ineligible,” Lyagin told journalists.
RT Live Updates Ukraine Crisis ~ link
US Secretary of State Kerry: US and allies 'wasted a year' in Syria ~ link ~ This stupid Israel-first Jewish Secretary of State will do anything to promote Zionist and Globalist goals, regardless of the dangers to Americans and the rest of the world!!! Why can't America have senior leaders who work for the USA instead of tiny Israel and the global banksters??? Stirling
In a private meeting with Syrian opposition leaders at the State Department in Washington, D.C. last Thursday, Kerry lamented that the lack of coordination had dramatically set back the drive to remove Assad from power, The Daily Beast reports.
The participants said Kerry made the remark when discussing renewed efforts to direct the flow of both aid and weapons to militants in Syria.
USA starts nationwide nuclear war drill after similar war games in Russia ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ All of this is due to American and NATO provocations. These provocations have been happening because Russia has taken actions in the past to prevent US/NATO supported invasions of Iran and Syria and because Russia is a key member of the BRICS nations. There is no real reason, from the viewpoint of the masses of citizens in America, or any NATO nation, or anyplace on Earth, for endangering all life on this planet so the hyper-racist Zionists or greed obsessed global banksters can get their way!!! Stirling
The US Strategic Command, the agency responsible for country’s nuclear arsenal, will hold large-scale war games this week that will include 10 B-52 Stratofortresses and up to six B-2 Spirit bombers, along with other military and government agencies.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber built to carry nuclear weapons.
The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American strategic bomber, designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses that can drop up to sixteen 1,100 kg B83 nuclear bombs.
The exercise will be conducted from May 12-16 and is set “to deter and detect strategic attacks against the US and its allies,” the Strategic Command said in a statement.
Russia's new assertiveness as a member of the BRICS ~ link ~ Also see: BRICS creating parallel Monetary Fund disillusioned with the IMF and World Bank ~ link
Fetzer: Zionists in US are traitors to America ~ link ~ Those who place tiny foreign Israel ahead of America and act accordingly, especially those in positions of political or economic or news media power, are traitors. And the same holds true for other nations. It is high time that people stop being afraid to say this. Currently we are headed to World War III from this insane pro-Zionist and pro-Globalist positions taken by many outright traitors!!! Stirling
James H Fetzer, an editor at Veterans Today, made the remark when asked about the recent revelations by Newsweek reporter Jeff Stein about the scope of Israel’s espionage activities in the US.
“Jeff Stein is doing a great job of exposing the truth about Israeli espionage activities in the United States and I have no doubt whatsoever that everything he is reporting is just accurate and factual,” Fetzer told Press TV on Monday.
In an article published Tuesday, Stein cited US intelligence officials and wrote that Israel’s espionage activities in the US have “crossed red lines.”
He even revealed that “Zionists” secretly obtained key components for their nuclear bombs in the United States and their spies had been sent to the US “before there even was an Israel.”
“The problem is that we have too many in the United States who are under the influence of Zionists or who are Zionists themselves and are betraying the nation for the benefit of Israel,” said Fetzer.
“Those persons technically qualify as traitors to the United States,” he added, and should be “tried, sentenced, and shot.”
Fetzer also said that “no foreign nation should share its intelligence with the United States” because any such intelligence “would go directly to Israel.”
Is UKIP the 'white knight' of British politics ~ link ~ The trouble with UK politics, is like US and French and German/etc. politics, those with unlimited money...the Global Banking Cartel and their Zionist allies...buy off and blackmail the political class leaving the citizens with no real choice anymore. Fringe parties therefor end up getting protest votes as more and more of the population wake up to the fact that normal electoral politics is a fraud. Stirling
If UKIP’s leader, Nigel Farage, is smart he’ll turn the tables and throw the spotlight on the three parties’ avid support for the racist Israeli regime and its apartheid policies that have terrorised, tormented and dispossessed the Arab Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land throughout the 66 years of brutal occupation. He could expose the many MPs who actively support this criminal cruelty through their membership of Friends of Israel groups that are allowed to flourish in those parties.
However, UKIP now has its own Israel fan club, an unseemly blot on any white knight’s escutcheon. But Farage, if not already compromised by Israel lobby funds, should shut it down and hold up his action as a shining example, challenging the others to follow. Of course they will not, or cannot, because they rely so heavily on funding from the same source and are terrified of the backlash. Their paralysis could therefore give UKIP the moral high ground. At the same time UKIP would earn the respect of the rapidly growing BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), whose campaign against corporates that profit from the Occupation are having considerable success.
Some 80 percent of Conservative MPs/MEPs are reported (by Peter Oborne) to be signed-up Friends of Israel, which raises the question, Why? Anything to do with Israel Lobby funding? If so how can we rely on them to put British interests first?
It is also said that membership of FoI is an essential stepping-stone to high office. This seems to be confirmed when you look at the involvement in FoI of the Government’s top post-holders.
Ukrainian village near Slavyansk attacked by coup junta's forces with artillery - Casualties are reported ~ link ~
The village of Andreevka near Slavyansk has come under artillery fire from Kiev forces, according to the representative of the self-defense forces, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
“There was an artillery attack. Houses have been destroyed. Cars are on fire. There are casualties, but the numbers aren’t known yet,” the representative said.