Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Why USrael Needs to Start WWIII against Russia ASAP

Putin in Conversation with Russian Youth
Who are obviously a much superior
population than what the West is
producing!

Looking at Paul Craig Robert's latest editorial from this morning the headline of which reads:

Trump Is Being Moved Aside So That Conflict with Russia Can Proceed

one can see that the perps are desperate.  They need to start WWIII with Russia ASAP.  Why?  Well connect the dots between the youth Putin is talking with in the video above and Robert's editorial to understand why.  Here is a bit more of Robert's post:


What is the Congress up to with their stupid bill that imposes more sanctions and removes the power of President Trump to rescind the sanctions that President Obama imposed?

Congress is doing two things. One is that Congress is serving their campaign contributors in the military/security complex by being tougher with Russia, thus keeping the orchestrated threat alive so that Americans denied health care don’t start looking at the massive military/security budget as a place to find money for health care.

The other is to put President Trump in a box. If Trump vetos this encroachment on presidential power, Congress and the presstitute media will present the veto as absolute proof that Trump is a Russian agent and is protecting Russia with his veto. If Trump does not veto the bill, Trump will have thrown in his hand and accepted that he cannot reduce the dangerous tensions with Russia.

In other words, the bill is a lose-lose for Trump. Yet Republicans are supporting the bill, thus undermining their president..."

A famous saying about history comes to mind:  "History is a race between knowledge and catastrophe." or words to that effect.  In this case, the race towards war is between the emerging scientific excellence (as displayed by the youth Putin is talking with in the video above)...and the pathetic products of American dumbed-down education... that have resulted in the sheeplification and utter moronification and lemming-like mass supplication of the population.

If the West allows this generation of Russians to grow into adulthood and follow their careers in science...to paraphrase Khrushchev..."They will bury the West".   That is more or less what all the BS that the USrael has been showering on the world through its "Legacy" Media has been all about. Starting a war with Russia and killing off an entire generation of superior humans....before they can get out of life's "starting gate".

If I re-examined the history of WWI and WWII with this new understanding...I would probably learn that this was one of the goals of those wars as well.  Russia simply has better scientists, mathematicians and technologists.  It's in their DNA.  That is why Russia was the only nation in the world to develop the Space Station (which it generously shared with the West)...that is why Russia never "went to the moon"...because it doesn't want to lie and fabricate about such an impossibility.

Russia lost millions of young people in the second world war....more by far than any other nation.  According to Putin's memoirs...Putin's parents lost his own older brother...and his mother almost died as well...which would have deprived the world of him.

Let's be frank.  All of the provocation, shooting down of Russian passenger airlines, confrontations in Ukraine, Syria and including USrael breaking its agreements with Russia and shooting at Syrian soldiers, sanctions, etc., etc., etc., has been an intensive, systematic provocation of Russia...trying to entrap it into a war which will destroy its greatest treasure...it's youth.  So far, Putin has been able to protect this treasure but the question is...for how long?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A small piece of the MH370/MH17 Jigsaw Puzzle?

Malaysian Air Force Flies Russian Jet
at Singapore Airshow in 2016

As discussed briefly in my previous post, CawRANT Events #51, I discovered early on in my geopolitical blogging career that the "thin edge of the wedge" in global geopolitical events is aeronautics.  This field crosses all boundaries of power....military...corporate...financial and political.  As I said yesterday, it was on an early Internet aviation blog (Russian) that I followed in real time the crisis unfolding in Baghdad during the illegal American invasion where the two countries faced each other down in the streets of Baghdad.  Russia, thankfully, backed down and most of the world didn't even know how close we came to WWIII...the American media pretending the entire gambit was a "cakewalk".

So I have always maintained a high respect for what is going on in the field of aviation.  Military jets are the "prow of the battleship" as it were...and you know how ancient Viking warriors designed terrifying prows for their battleships:

Ancient Viking Prow Snakes Head

So, I was quite intrigued last evening when viewing some videos of Russian built SU-35s jets doing some magnificent airshow 'loop de loops'--to note that the Malaysian Air Force has a fleet of the Russian "State of the Art" aircraft.  I googled a bit deeper to find out more and discovered this link. Please read the following article from "Sputnik News" that was written in 2011 and I will have more thoughts and comments to follow:

Malaysia plans to buy 18 Russian fighter jets

Military & Intelligence
02:16 15.11.2011 0 75 0 0


The Malaysian defense ministry plans to buy 18 Russian Su-30MKM fighters fit to carry Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, the Izvestia daily said on Tuesday.
The Malaysian defense ministry plans to buy 18 Russian Su-30MKM fighters fit to carry Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, the Izvestia daily said on Tuesday.

The paper said, citing military sources, that Malaysian Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi plans on Tuesday to visit the Irkut aviation plant, producing Su-30MKI fighters for India. According to Izvestia, one such aircraft would cost Malaysia about $50 million, future maintenance included.

During the visit, the minister "may sign a contract to buy 18 Su-30MKM multirole fighters," the paper said.  The defense minister also plans to discuss installing new missiles, including BrahMos, on the 18 Su-30MKM fighters that Malaysia received in August 2009 under the $900-million contract signed in 2003.


Malaysia's mixed fighter fleet also includes Russian MiG-29N Fulcrum and the U.S.-made F/A-18D Hornet and F-5 Tiger in service.

The Su-30MKM is a multi-role Flanker version based on the Su-30MKI model and features a customized avionics package built to Malaysian specifications. Su-family fighters constitute the bulk of Russia's arms exports."

Well, well, well.  Malaysia dropped its dependence on the US made F/A Hornet and F-5 Tiger in service and went out and spent $900 million on Russian fighter jets.  Then, in 2011 it signed a contract for more Russian Jets.

Then, coincidentally, in 2014 Malaysia suffered two as yet unsolved aviation disasters:

MH370 March 8, 2014

MH17  July 17, 2014

Move along folks...nothing to see here.  What was it that Putin said after the St. Petersburg train bombing?  Oh yes, now I remember....He told his security people that, in their investigation of the False Flag. they should keep in mind that the CIA is responsible for 95% of all False Flags done in the world.

Monday, July 24, 2017

CawRANT Events #51

CawRANT Events #51

Good Afternoon Everybody! 
It is a beautiful, sunny day on the West Coast and I'm getting ready for our annual sailing vacation.  Hopefully this weather will hold for the next two weeks.  But, before I leave I'm going to do a bit more blogging and begin this CawRANT with a few housekeeping matters.  When I'm away I may have some time to do some long needed tasks on this blog.

First, I'm going to clean up my "favourites" blogroll and eliminate those blogs where the blogmaster cannot resist the urge to post overly large photos...that end up taking up most of the blogroll. From now on, if one of my favourites fellow blogger publishes two or more posts with huge photos...I'm going to delete him or her from the blogroll.

Another task I hope to get around to is going back through my photos from our Vietnam Vacation last March.  Shortly after my return, I promised readers I would make another special page out of the Vietnam photos.  Well, one of my faithful readers reminded me of that promise not too long ago...so hopefully, the spirit will move me in the quieter surrounds of some sheltered Gulf Island Cove....or not.  Now, on to my CawRANT!

Coup coming in the USA?

Paul Craig Roberts has been posting some very important material on his blog lately.  I just saw today where, like a lot of us, he's wondering about those constant rumours of a coup to oust Trump from the Presidency are actually being hatched in the bowels of the Deep State.  All I can say is...if the coupmeisters are preparing such an event...they'd better prepare for a overt Civil War in the US, instead of the covert one that has been raging for years now.  Americans have to be the most patient and forebearing people on earth...to put up with the Sh!t that is being thrown at them day after day, week after week from the Main Stream [Legacy] Media.  As PCR says here...it has been a "reign of propaganda".

Lunar Hoax Newz

The old saying "Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave...When First We Practice To Deceive" is never more true than when its referring to the Lunar Landing Hoaxes of the Late 60's and early 70's.  Here the Western Oligarch, Elon Musk, is basically calling out NASA as a liar by saying that it is impossible to use reverse propulsion rockets in space. Duh!  This confirms that the moon landings were faked...because they used [sic] reverse propulsion rockets to land on the lunar surface.  I have always said that if reverse propulsion rockets had been used...the fine dust that would have been stirred up on the landing site would never have settled (due to the weak gravitational pull) and it would have been impossible to see anything...much less take all the photographs.

Catholic Church News

One of these day's I'm going to do a post entirely about the Catholic Church.  I can feel it coming on...somewhat like a bad cold.  Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said something interesting the other day.  He blamed the Catholic Church for giving Russia such a bad rep....by rewriting history...e.g., by nicknaming one of the Czars "Ivan the Terrible"...just because he didn't do the Churches bidding by joining the Eastern Orthodox with the Roman Catholic Church.  Makes sense to me.  The West has always been vilifying foreign powers who don't kowtow to them....Saddam Hussein and Muammar Khadafy being just two recent examples.  But the Catholic Church is suffering from a real crisis these days...as it has been entirely stripped of its relevance.  When it does speak out about human rights or social issues...the words come so late in the day that they smack of hypocrisy.  The other day Pope Francis told Israel to lighten up on the Palestinians...re this latest horrific episode where the Israelis shut down a Palestinian Mosque and are now inflicting violence on any Palestinians who venture near it.  Pope Francis' timid "Tut, tut, tut, now boys".  Makes me sick to my stomach.

US Military Bases in Syria

Nobody was surprised to read over the weekend that Turkey has accused the US of having at least 10 permanent military bases in northern Syria.  C'mon folks, they have to have somewhere to land their jet cargo planes full of weaponry and supplies for their Kurd proxies!  Then the US general had the gall to condemn Russia for having bases (by permission) in Syria.  And nobody believes the news report also this past weekend that the US is not going to train and equip any more jihadi proxies to fight in Syria.

A juicy tidbit related to these jihadi proxies was put out by WikiLeaks Julian Assange.  He saw the nugget hidden between the lines--that the Syrian Rebels are actually being paid by the CIA!  Can you imagine?!  The terrorists getting their monthly paycheque with the insignia of the CIA/US government on it?  Now, extrapolating from that...how does the Secretary of the Treasury of the US get around that big item on the CIA budget: "Payroll Charges for Middle East Terrorists"?  Reminds me of that much smaller nugget of information I read years ago that alleged President Kennedy assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was a paid asset of the CIA...and his payroll stubs were/are still in his file!

Turkey is playing a "double game"

But back to the original tip from Turkey about the 10 American bases in Syria.  This is a very risky business on Turkey's part to let this Deep State Secret out.  Turkey has been feeling betrayed by the US ever since the failed coup attempt on Erdogan last year.  But most importantly and implacably, Turkey will NEVER accept an independent Kurdish homeland on their southern border.  As the days of the Syrian adventure dwindle down to a precious few...this immutable fact will have to be faced by the West.  I don't know how the West thought they were going to get around it...and I don't know why Turkey never spoke up earlier...or why it went along with the original NATO gambit in Syria...but here we are.. finally at the moment of truth.

And I read just today that Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki is saying that he doesn't want permanent US bases in Iraq and wants to pivot towards Russia.  Americans have been kept from the important information that, before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Saddam enjoyed a very close relationship with both Russia and China.  There were billions of dollars of agreements signed between the three countries to develop the oil infrastructure, which all went up in the smoke of the illegal war crime of the Iraq invasion.

The First War in the Era of the Internet - a personal memory

This is an interesting story from my personal recollections of the early days of the Internet and the Iraq Invasion.  I was thinking about it the other day.  During the first weeks of the US invasion of Iraq, I was on the Internet day and night, seeking out information about the invasion...how it was going.  Mostly I was getting links off the NYT Afghanistan forum...where I was posting under the name of greencrow...I had two other Forum posting friends, redomercrow...who was male I believe and posted from one of the New England States. The other friend was yellowcrow who presented as a First Nations old man and posted from Oregon.  We only found out after a few years that yellowcrow was actually a young woman...hmmmm.... she was a very convincing old man.  Anyhoooo...the three of us, and many others, would post any links on the NYT Afghanistan forum that we came across on the Internet that would give us the inside skinny on what was going on in Iraq.

One time, late at night, someone anonymously posted a link to a Russian aerospace blog.  This was in Russian but you could translate it into English.  It was a very simple blog...much simpler than this one even.  It just had short entries with photos and details about different kinds of planes and aviation information. But there, down at the bottom, for some reason, there was a running commentary that was written by someone who said he was posting from the Russian Embassy in Iraq.  He said that the Embassy was surrounded by Americans and they had called for the Russians to come out "with their hands up'?  kind of thing.  Don't know what the exact words were....but it was definitely some kind of showdown between the Rooskies and Yanks in Baghdad.  I knew from going to the M$M that this was actually going on.... in real time...the Yanks and Russians WERE having some kind of a showdown in Baghdad.  I felt the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

I followed the dialogue for hours and it was riveting...according to what the commenter was saying, the Russian Embassy workers all came out and got into vehicles and were escorted down the main streets by the Americans...who had their rifles drawn...and the Russians were allowed to escape the city.  I gave credit then and still do now to the Russians for their ability to remain cool...under such pressure and humiliation.  Well...guess what folks....THEY'RE COMING BACK!  lol.

Education is the Key

What a country can get when it doesn't dumb it's educational system down.

Russian SU-35

That's for this CawRANT, folks...enjoy your summer and bye for now.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Philippines Update: Duterte still bad mouthing US....calls it "lousy". Any idea WHY?

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte reminds me of that 60's song by Jim Croce - "Leroy Brown"..."Badder than Ole King Kong...meaner than a junk yard dog"....sang the lyrics.  Just like the Chicago dude "Leroy Brown", Duterte is obsessed with his machismo image...and seems to have a death wish...based on his risky bad mouthing of the US.  Here are the latest headlines and story and I will have more comments to follow:

From RT

‘I’ve seen America, it’s lousy’: Duterte vows never to visit US

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has fired back at US senators who criticized abuses during his ‘war on drugs.’ While the US lawmakers opposed any possible trip by Duterte to America, the leader said he had no intention of visiting the “lousy” country. There will never be a time that I will go to America during my term, or even thereafter,” Duterte said on Friday, as quoted by Reuters.

The Philippine leader was also surprised that the senators would think he was willing to go to the US. “I've seen America and it's lousy,” Duterte said. The statement came in response to Thursday’s hearings at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the US Congress, where senators accused Duterte’s domestic anti-drug campaign of widespread abuses and casualties.

The co-chair of the commission, Jim McGovern, opposed a visit by President Duterte to the US, saying that he would protest such a move due to multiple violations of human rights by the leader. Hitting back at the accusations, Duterte advised Washington to look at its own “sins” and threatened to investigate them, referring to civilian casualties during wars in the Middle East. “It would be good for the US Congress to start with their own investigation of their own violations of the so many civilians killed in the prosecution of the wars in the Middle East,” Duterte stated.

“Otherwise I will be forced to investigate you also. I will start with your past sins.” The possibility of a Duterte visit stems from an April phone conversation between the Philippine leader and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, when Trump invited him to the White House “to discuss the importance of the United States-Philippines alliance.” Back then, Trump also congratulated Duterte for his “unbelievable job on the drug problem.”

The Philippines’ strongman said that nothing can stop his drug crackdown, including a trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) or impeachment. The anti-drug campaign had resulted in more than 7,000 deaths as of March 2017, according to Human Rights Watch.

But is Duterte's hatred of the US based solely on the drug trade that the US CIA controls world wide and uses to weaken and destabilize third world countries like Philippines?  Not so, according to this recent post from The Duran. It appears that the US created, equipped and funded terror proxy group ISIS in Syria is also helping fund ISIS in the Philippines.  Some Internet sleuths have discovered a connection between the two ISIS factions through a network of money transfers.  So we have the same old, same old "Iran Contra Scandal" --drugs for money and weapons for mercenaries sh!t going down.  The CIA truly is a one trick pony.  But it gets away with it time after time due to having the Main$tream (Legacy) media in its back pocket and right now the M$M is focusing the American population on picking the microscopic lint out of the American navel re Russiagate.  Here is the report on the connection between ISIS Syria and ISIS Philippines:


CONFIRMED: ISIS in Syria helps fund ISIS in Philippines


A network of money transfers from ISIS in the Middle East to its syndicates in Asia combined with the drugs trade has allowed ISIS to enrich itself in Philippines.

A new counter-terrorism report from the Indonesian Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict has investigated and confirmed claims that the ISIS insurgency in southern Philippines, particularly on the island of Mindanao is partly funded by ISIS syndicates in the Middle East, including and specifically in the illegally ISIS occupied regions of eastern Syria.

The funds are typically funnelled to South East Asia using conventional means such as Western Union.

A Malaysian man, Dr. Mahmud Ahmad was said to have received $600,000 from ISIS in Syria which he then send to terrorists in southern Philippines.

Thus far, ISIS has been able to avoid being caught by responsible world authorities due to the fact that the funds are used to recruit local insurgents to ISIS who are then encouraged to open up small individual bank accounts which are used to launder and transfer money to fellow terrorists.

The report stated,

“New recruits would take the oath of loyalty (to the terrorist group) and then be asked to open a bank account, the ATM card for which would be given to treasurer of the local cell, who often had several at once in his or her possession”.

The ‘bottom-up’ approach ISIS uses to fund its activities have thus far been largely successful for the notorious terrorist group. The phenomenon of small account holders pinging small and medium sized transfers to other nondescript personal accounts around the world has largely escaped the red flags of the international banking system which typically looks for suspicious large transfers between parties of interest.

The report also confirmed that in addition to writing in English and Tagalog, the terrorists also used Telegram communications to speak to one another in Arabic and Turkish, two languages which are entirely foreign to Philippines. This suggests that Salafists from Turkey and the Arab world are helping to orchestrate and fund violence in Philippines.

However, the report stated that the majority of funds for ISIS in Philippines comes from local sources which gives increasing credence to statements by President Rodrigo Duterte that the lucrative drugs trade is a key source of revenue for terrorists.

ISIS is well known to control the cultivation, supply and distribution networks of narcotics throughout the world.

As The Duran reported,

“It has been widely exposed that ISIS, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups are also big narcotics traders and traffickers. The Afghan heroin trade alone is said to generate over $1 billion per year for ISIS. With Iraq capturing more and more oil rich territory of their country from illegal ISIS occupiers, the drugs trade is becoming even more important for groups like ISIS. It is no coincidence that ISIS have poured resources into Salafist terrorist groups in Philippines in order to stop President Duterte’s war on drugs, a war which could cut off funding for groups like who profit from the illegal drug trade which has ravaged Philippines for years.

During al-Qaeda’s war on Libya, Revolutionary Leader Muammar Gaddafi warned that many of the terrorists were on drugs.

Gaddafi turned out to be absolutely correct. The pills about which Gaddafi spoke shortly before his assassination at the hands of terrorists was something called Captagon, a super-strength amphetamine that according to that generally anti-Assad and anti-Gaddafi British magazine Spectator is used widely by jihadists.

The Spectator reports that 11 million Captagon pills were seized by Turkish authorities at the Syrian border and that a Saudi Prince was recently caught trying to smuggle two tonnes of the drugs on a private jet.

The magazine interviewed a ‘former’ jihadist who claimed,

“We would fight them, slaughter them…The moment we take a pill we would stop thinking about anything”.

The drug addicted terrorist also claimed that, “You even stop thinking of your own family”, when on the pills.

Further reports found that stashes of the drug cocaine were found by Kurdish fighters in Syria at a property occupied by ISIS war lord Emir Abu Zahra.

Other reports have found that ISIS are working with the Albanian mafia to smuggle drugs throughout Europe. Drugs represent half of Albania’s GDP and is known as a country where ISIS have one of their biggest yet rarely spoken about strongholds in Europe. The ISIS-narco trade is even more apparent in the occupied Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija. Here, the Albanian mafia essentially rule the roost. According to the British paper Daily Mirror, ISIS have seized over $4 billion worth of drugs in Albania.

READ MORE: Here’s why Albania is a failed state

This issue is hardly discussed in the west where hard drugs are regularly consumed not just by miscreants and bandits but by politicians, financial workers, lawyers and other high net worth scoundrels. The fact is that the big-money of the west fuels the ISIS drug trade which in turn helps feed suicide bombers and other ISIS, al-Qaeda and FSA fighters with drugs that allow them to commit their crimes against humanity with ease and without a second thought. We all realise that the west is more interested in regime change against secular governments in the Arab world and possibly beyond (think Philippines), but are they also more interested in ‘getting high’ than in fighting terrorism? The reality rather speaks for itself.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is hated by those who use drugs, profit from the sale of sale of drugs and supply drugs to terrorists. This is all the more reason for those with a clear conscience and pure intentions to support Duterte’s war on drugs as well as his war on ISIS. It is after all, the same war and it is a war that must be waged without mercy”.

It is becoming increasingly clear that in order to defeat terrorism in the Philippines, the war on both drugs and international money transfers between jihadists must be tackled simultaneously."

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I have to conclude from the above that the CIA is the worst criminal gang in the history of the world.  It is truly on a path of world destruction and should be disbanded and thrown to the winds as JFK intended to do prior to his untimely demise. 

Perhaps it will be someone like Duterte and his allies in South East Asia that finally stops the CIA narcotics trade in its tracks.  Suicided Pulitizer Prince winning investigative journalist, Gary Webb, would be pleased to read the following headline...also from The Duran:


Indonesian President on drug dealers: “GUN THEM DOWN”

Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is following Rodrigo Duterte's lead against narcotics. Indonesia has executed 14 convicted drug dealers since 2014 and looks set to become even stronger in a crackdown on the drugs trade. In the summer of 2016, Philippines elected President Rodrigo Duterte who campaigned heavily on his tough law and order approach to the drug crisis.

In spite of recent tensions over the death of 7 Indonesian sailors by non-governmental Philippine gangsters, relations between Manila and Jakarta seem to be on an upwards trajectory. It is becoming clear that in the war against drugs. Jakarta and Manila will need each other to jointly police the blood-soaked narcotics trade in the region.

Due to their large maritime borders, it is furthermore becoming increasingly necessary for joint Philippine, Indonesian and Malaysian cooperation against drug traffickers. Although Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur continue to have tensions, Philippines retains good working relations with both states on many important issues.

Because the problem is international, one country cannot do it alone. There is now hope that due to Widodo’s Duterte like statement, such a thing could transpire if diplomatic efforts are increased on all sides. This is all the more important as the drugs trade is becoming increasingly important as a financial bedrock of ISIS style terrorism in South East Asia and throughout the world."

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In summary, no wonder Philippines Duterte hates the US and "calls it "Lousy".  Duterte made his career fighting the drug trade in his native land and he knows more than anyone who is behind this rat's nest infestation. The Mafiosi CIA is doing its usual number, as it has been for more than half a century.  It is attacking vulnerable nations that grow drug crops (like Afghanistan) with the help of NATO [including Canada, dontcha know] cornering the drug trade and then trafficking the drugs through other vulnerable but resource-rich countries.  The CIA launders the drug money in the weapons trade business and then gives the weapons to proxy terrorists like ISIS to terrorize and destroy other countries.  A vicious and lucrative crime cycle.

Except now, the CIA is losing its cover under the glare of the Internet light--and leaders like Duterte and Jokowi” Widodo are actually doing the only thing that will stop the drug trade...kill the drug dealers--like the rats that they are.  I am against the death penalty in all cases with the exception of  cases of drug kingpins....they truly are the junkyard dogs...or rats... controlling  "Lousy" USrael.


Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

UPDATED: Malorossiya - Welcome to the Community of Nations from Canada!

UPDATED: July 20, 2017 Notice to Readers:  I have updated this post many times and feel it is very important that Readers become informed on this development [the birth of the new Nation of Malorossiya].  I have not seen this news mentioned in the Legacy Media or in any alternative blogs.  It is only in the Russian media.  So I am leaving this post up till Sunday.  Please re-read if you looked at it when it was first published.  There have been a lot of changes and the addition of a very informative video.  Thanks.  gc

Flag of Malorossiya


Let me be the first Canadian to welcome the newest nation into the world community of nations.  The former provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk have united (Lugansk not quite as enthusiastically as Donetsk) into the new nation of Malorossiya.  The announcement was made by the first president of Malorossiya, Alexander Zakharchenko .  President Zakharchenko is the last surviving of the three heros of the 2014 civil war between the Kiev Junta and the ethnic Russian provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk.  The other two, soldiers with the call names of "Motorola" and "Givi", were assassinated after the end of the war by the Western neocon proxy fascist, Nazi-sympathizing Kiev Junta.  Hopefully, President Zakharchenko is better protected by security than the other two heros...as his life is under constant threat.  Other than Putin himself, Zakharchenko is probably the leader most in danger of assassination in the world today.

But back to welcoming and celebrating the formation of the new nation.  The name Malorossiya derives from the ancient name of "Little Russia" that this part of the former Soviet Union was called centuries ago when it was first taken over by Russia after a series of wars and treaties.  Apparently, along with the nation of Belarus, the states of Russia, Belarus and Malorossiya will ultimately form a troika of pro-Russian states that can, together, ward off threats from NATO, on their mutual borders. You can read more about the history of Malorossiya in the links embedded in this post.

Here is an analysis of the reasons for the Malorossiya Declaration from The Duran:


"5 reasons the Malorossiya declaration is a modest proposal that the EU, Russia and US should support


Predictable condemnation of the declaration of the state of Malorossiya has come from EU states, the Kiev regime and even Russian officials. But on closer inspection, Malorossiya could be a win-win situation for Europe, Russia, the United States and for the people of Malorossiya. 


Alexander Zakharchenko
First President of the World's
Newest Nation - Malorossiya announces

the formation of the new State

Here's why:

1. Malorossiya to remain sovereign from the Russian Federation

For those who have been following measures that many politicians in Donbass and The Russian Federation have taken to integrate the bureaucratic, financial and logistical ties between Donbass and Russia, today’s announcement does not call for Malorossiya to become part of the Russian Federation. According to the statement released from Donetsk, Malorossiya is defined in the following way,

“Malorossiya is an INDEPENDENT, SOVEREIGN state with a new name, a new flag, a new constitution, a new state structure, new principles of social and economic development, and new historical prospects. But this is NOT A REVOLUTION! This is a return to history. This is a novelty that restores, not destroys”.

Thus, for those in Russia worried (however inappropriately) about international repercussions from the west about absorbing new territories, the Malorossiya plan, if fully implemented and accepted honestly, would put these questions to rest for the foreseeable future.

While the western powers are resolutely opposed to Russia re-uniting in a formal sense with Donbass or the broader historic territories of Malorossiya and Novorossiya and with the Russian government making no moves to advocate for a larger Russian Federation, such vexed are rendered irrelevant under the new plans from Donetsk.

2. MINSK II Without The Impossible Provisions

Many of the key elements of the MINSK II agreement that Russia, the EU and US still favour as a settlement to the war in Donbass are actually retained in the Malorossiya declaration.

a. MINSK II calls for a cessation of violence and so does the Malorossiya declaration.

b. MINSK II calls for local control and accountability throughout the present territory of Ukraine and so too would such a thing happen according to the Malorossiya declaration.

c. MINSK II calls for all languages spoken in the territories in question to be respected and so too does the Malorossiya declaration call for full legal status to both Russian and Malorossiyan (aka Ukrainian).

d. MINSK II calls for respect for self-determination in accordance with international law and of course so does the Malorossiya declaration.

The biggest stumbling bloc to the MINSK II agreements is that the current Kiev regime simply does not want to attempt to implement the protocols. There has been no ceasefire, no withdrawal of weapons, no full prison exchange and no movement on laws for local-autonomy, human rights, so-called inter-ethnic rights or language rights. Quite the opposite has happened, regime officials have called for total war and the killing of civilians continues to escalate.

The problem with MINSK II is not that it asks the impossible, the problem is that it asks the rational from a totally irrational regime. It is a problem of personalities and their ideology, not a problem of the content itself. Much of the content of MINSK II which stresses peace and local rule is not only preserved in the Malorossiya declaration but it is actually enhanced.

3. It accounts for the so-called ‘territorial integrity of Ukraine’

The Malorossiya declaration would see most areas which currently comprise Ukraine remain united or in some cases (Donetsk and Lugansk) become re-united into a single indivisible state. All that would change would be the style of government, the constitution and name of the state. It would literally be a successor state with virtually the same borders.

Even the most ardent Russophobes in the EU often hold their collective noses or look the other way when faced with the fact that the current regime in Kiev is one which promulgates fascist ideology, that which is illegal in many EU states. This the current regime is popular in many EU quarters less because of what it stands for than for what it stands against: good relations with Russia. This is a position which was always financially untenable for both Brussels and Kiev and is increasingly becoming a political headache for the EU which now has its own major crisis of integrity, namely, Brexit.

Likewise, countries have the right to change their name both in war time and in peace time. This for example is why the country still commonly referred to as The Czech Republic prefers to be called Czechia. Sticking with Czechia, this is why when Czechoslovakia spit in 1993, it was called a Velvet Divorce, both countries retain an open border, have good relations and are both part of the European Union.

Without advocating for a position of joining Russia, the Malorossiya declaration allows for the current borders of the state now called Ukraine to be essentially preserved while allowing for the possibility of regions, ostensibly those who reject the Russian heritage of the most of Ukraine, to remain as part of a separate sovereign entity.

This would most likely manifest itself with regions formerly belonging to Poland/Austria and Hungary/Czechoslovakia to remain sovereign states who pursue a different geo-political path from Malorossiya.

If this is what people want and if this is what people vote for, it is called self-determination and this is also part of the MINSK II agreements as well as more importantly, a recognised protocol of international law.

4. A Belorussian Solution (with a bit of pre-coup Ukraine thrown in)

Statements made in support of the Malorossiya declaration specifically mention the Union-State which since 1996 has existed between Russia and Belarus. Under these provisions the states have open borders, a common customs area and cooperate intensively in crucial matters of trade, economics and security.

Both states remain sovereign according to this agreement and both states are entitled to disagreements, a privilege that Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko has frequently invoked throughout the years.

Had Ukraine’s last legitimate President Viktor Yanukovych not been overthrown, a similar agreement could have well been on the table between Ukraine and Russia. In many ways, as mutual members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, many of the aforementioned realities already existed in respect of Kiev’s pre-2014 relationship with Moscow.

For those concerned about normalcy returning to the region, this is far from a radical proposal in this respect, it is actually simply going back to the last time Ukraine was a semi-stable state prior to 2014.

5. Everything Tolerated Except Fascism

The Malorossiya declaration tolerates everything that all observers to the conflict could genuinely and reasonably expect from a post-conflict settlement including a commitment to human rights, language rights, the right to an education, the right to democratic self-determination and the right to live in a country with much needed constitutional reforms.

Surely changing a country’s name is less severe than disenfranchising a large portion of the country’s citizens? But in harassing Russian language schools and teachers, in shutting down Orthodox Churches which are part of the Moscow Patriarchate and seizing their property, by prohibiting the use of the Russian language and by shutting down Russian language television, radio and websites (including social media), the current regime is acting in a manner incompatible with normal, modern human rights requirements.

Frankly, if the proposals didn’t come from Donetsk and one read them to a middle-level EU politician, many might find such a politician saying, “It sounds like a revised Ukraine with an acknowledgement of the region’s history without the fascist elements”.

Indeed that is all it is.

As the declaration says itself,

“…this is NOT A REVOLUTION! This is a return to history. This is a novelty that restores, not destroys”.

One would be hard pressed for a more accurate description of what is being proposed. There will certainly be growing pains along the way, but better to grow in a spirit of refreshed and revitalised peace than to descend into the childish anarchy that is the current Kiev regime."

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The Western Legacy Media, of course, totally ignored the announcement of the formation of Malorossiya. If THEY don't mention it...it didn't happen...right? That is their way of keeping the Western sheeple like a mushroom crop: in the dark with sh!t thrown at them. The Russian press has commented on the announcement with a few cautious analyses. Here is a snippet from one from Fort Russ. Please read the following and I will have some final thoughts in comments to follow:

"Malorossiya: Information War Ploy or Real Revolution?

July 18, 2017 - Fort Russ -
By Eduard Popov - translated by Jafe Arnold


".....Let us also recall that political emigrants #1 and #2, the ousted President Viktor Yanukovych and ex-Prime Minister Nikolay Azarov, have been increasingly politically active as of late, especially the latter. Just several days ago, Azarov stated that he expects to return to his homeland soon. It would be logical to assume that these two events are interrelated. While it is unknown whether Azarov was present at the congress in Donetsk (he probably was not), even if Azarov and Zakharchenko are in different parties, they share the same strategic goal - “restarting” the state of Ukraine on new ideological and political principles, and even with a new name.

I happen to agree with Boris Gryzlov. Today’s announcement out of Donetsk undoubtedly belongs to the information war context. The proclamation also certainly goes beyond the Minsk Agreements, but then again, so does the daily shelling of Donbass cities by Ukrainian artillery and Kiev’s attempts to overturn and distort the implementation of the agreements’ provisions.

The Donetsk People’s Republic, its leader, Alexander Zakharchenko (the only authoritative politician in Donbass), and his supporters are merely turning the tables on Ukraine. Zakharchenko is countering the bombardment of Donbass cities with not only a tough, defensive response, but with threatening to liquidate the pseudo-Nazi, pseudo-oligarchical state of Ukraine altogether, and build a new state in its place.

Indeed, a lot of combustible material has accumulated in Ukraine’s regions, and all that is left is providing a burning match. Therefore, this information war project could easily turn into a military and political reality.

Therefore, I propose that the plans to establish “Malorossiya” be taken in all seriousness."

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Let's be frank here...Zakharchenko doesn't put his pants on in the morning without checking and getting permission from Putin first. He is Putin's "Man in the Donbass". This clear "war maneuver" is, IMO, yet another of Putin's brilliant checkmates.

Putin is doing an end run around the West in Ukraine. He's setting up a new country in the east (not coincidentally, the only economically viable part of the former pre-coup country). The new country will have a new constitution that will act as "bait" to Ukrainians in the west to join the east and basically liquidate the pseudo-Nazi, pseudo-oligarchical state of Ukraine altogether. The Nuland/Pyatt perps will be left with nothing in their hands...as the citizens of the western provinces gradually gravitate towards the new eastern State. Again, let's be frank here. I am sure the vast majority of the Western provinces of Ukraine, now ruled by the collapsing failed Poroshenko leadership would prefer to merge with their richer brethren in the East. The only reason, IMO, they have not risen up again in Maiden square to overthrow the Junta is the fear that the Neocon perps will send in NATO forces to "rescue" them.

This initiative gives a new lease on life to the provinces of the Donbass. It gives them a vehicle with which to grow and build a constitution around. Readers can be assured that the new nation of Malorossiya will become a "model" nation, tantalizing the Western Ukraine provinces with its state of the art social stability, infrastructure, trade deals and such...much like Hong Kong was to the rest of China. But, how can they go wrong? All that the West has ever offered to the nations that it has taken over in the past five decades or so is chaos and destruction. So the bar is set very low for Malorossiya.

Again, I wish the new nation all the best. Unfortunately, Malorossiyans will not be hearing such good wishes from Canada's neolib puppet, le dauphin Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, or his neo-Nazi supporting Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. C'est dommage!

Malorossiya - Map
Showing traditional borders of  
Malorossiya - See video above for new borders

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Canadians have to check Iranian PressTV to find out about CSIS scandal

CSIS headquarters in Ottawa

Back in the day when reality and rationality ruled Canada, if an agency caused the deaths of  329 people and ended up costing the Canadian government hundreds of millions of dollars in investigation and compensation costs...it would have been disbanded, or at the very least, been the target of a thorough investigation.  Particularly so,  if this agency was only one year old at the time of the "cascading series of errors" that led to the catastrophe that was the Air India Flight 182 mid-air explosion over Ireland.

BUT NOooooooooooooooo.....

Please read the summary below of the Air India Tragedy from Wikipedia and I will have more information on the debacle and insidious cancerous mole on the body politic of Canada that is known as CSIS (Canadian Security and Intelligence Services) in comments to follow:

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"Air India Flight 182 was an Air India flight operating on the TorontoMontrealLondonDelhi route. On 23 June 1985, the Boeing 747-237B serving the flight (c/n 21473/330, registration VT-EFO, "Emperor Kanishka") was destroyed by a bomb at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9,400 m). It crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace. It was the first bombing of a 747 jumbo jet. A total of 329 people were killed, including 268 Canadian citizens, 27 British citizens and 24 Indian citizens.[1] The incident was the largest mass murder in Canadian history, and the deadliest incident in the history of Air India.

The subsequent investigation and prosecution lasted almost twenty years and was the most expensive trial in Canadian history, costing nearly CAD 130 million. The Governor General-in-Council in 2006 appointed the former Supreme Court Justice John Major to conduct a commission of inquiry. His report was completed and released on 17 June 2010. It concluded that a "cascading series of errors" by the government of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) had allowed the terrorist attack to take place.[4]"

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It is shocking and despairing to think that CSIS, an Agency, only one year into operation, could be at the heart of such a malodorous mass murder...and yet today it is still in existence, tremendously powerful and still conducting itself in a manner disgraceful to a civilized, democratic nation.  How can this be?  Well, for one thing...CSIS flies completely under the radar of the media in Canada.  It can do whatever it wants and the media (in particular, the taxpayer-funded National Broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-CBC) will give it a pass.  All its transgressions, if they are reported on at all...are quickly relegated to the back pages.

I was surfing the Internet a few days ago and found this story about CSIS on, of all places, the Iranian national broadcaster PressTV.  Please read the details and I will have more comments to follow:

"Five Canadian spies sue bosses over abusive behavior"


From PressTV
Five agents and analysts at Canada's spy service have filed a lawsuit against their managers over allegations of abusive behaviors, racism and Islamophobia.

On Thursday, the group of employees filed a $27.7 million lawsuit against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), claiming that they had been bullied for over a decade.

"CSIS is a workplace rife with discrimination, harassment, bullying and abuse of authority, in which the tone set by management, namely to mock, abuse, humiliate and threaten employees, has permeated the workforce," the lawsuit said.

The group said their managers constantly make derogatory remarks, including that all Muslims are "blood thirsty murderers" or "terrorists." In response, CSIS Director David Vigneault issued a statement on Friday, saying the agency takes the allegations very seriously.
"CSIS does not tolerate harassment, discrimination or bullying under any circumstances," Vigneault said, but he declined to comment on the specific allegations.

The spy agency, which has 3,300 employees, has faced numerous problems since it was established in 1984. In November 2016, a Federal Court judge ruled that CSIS breached its duty to inform the court of its data-collection program.

Richard Fadden, who headed the intelligence service from 2009 to 2013, said he had not noticed such problems when he was in charge, adding, "If some of the allegations are true they need to be dealt with quickly."

Over the past years, the Canadian armed forces have experienced similar issues.

Last November, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police offered an apology to female officers and civilian members. The police also settled claims of harassment, discrimination and sexual abuse made in two other court cases.

Then I saw the same report on RT:


From RT

Three employees who are suing the agency are Muslim, one is gay, and one is black.

The allegations are contained in a 54-page statement of claim filed in Federal Court on July 13 and obtained by local media.

All the plaintiffs and their bosses and colleagues referenced in the lawsuit are identified only by pseudonyms.

A Toronto intelligence officer who has served for 15 years, identified in the claim as ‘Alex,’ is gay and has a Muslim partner. In the claim, he alleges that his manager had sent him an email in October 2015 that said, “Careful your Muslim in-laws don’t behead you in your sleep for being homo.” Another boss, indicated as ‘Joe,’ allegedly wrote: “You’re just a fag hiding in your little corner sobbing.”

Alex also pointed out that he was warned by supervisors and colleagues that pursuing a formal complaint would only make it harder on himself. Nevertheless, he complained in 2016 and was told not to come to management meetings anymore, and was also dismissed from a promotional board to which he had been appointed. When Alex took sick leave in June 2016, the agency’s management allegedly started a “whisper campaign” about Alex “losing his marbles.” As a result, Alex claims he suffered from “severe panic attacks, low mood and depression, weight loss, insomnia and symptoms of PTSD.”

Another employee, identified as Bahira, is a Muslim woman of African descent with 15 years’ service. After starting to wear a hijab, she was allegedly asked about how she could continue with her duties. She had to undergo to a polygraph test and 10-hour interrogation about her Muslim activities and contacts, which was not part of a routine check for intel officers. Since January, Bahira has been on sick leave due to major depressive disorder and major anxiety disorder.

A manager reportedly told a third employee, referred to as ‘Cemal,’ to “complain to Allah.” The man says he heard a supervisor say that he does not hire people with Muslim-sounding names, and was allegedly blocked from promotion. Cemal has been on stress leave since January.

“The culture of CSIS is hostile to Muslims, and this is more than just an unfriendly work environment – it is a deeply ingrained prejudice of distrust for Muslims, which has meant that Muslims are used and managed as needed, but are not part of the team,” he said. The fourth complainant, a Moroccan-born man, says he was accused of being a Moroccan spy and adds that the toxic environment at work led to the failure of his marriage. He claims he experienced numerous threats and rumor-mongering to “undermine his mental well-being and career.” He has been on sick leave for almost a year.

The fifth complainant is reportedly the first black woman at CSIS and has been working for the agency for 16 years. The woman alleges that she regularly heard “snide remarks that she was only promoted because she is a black woman,” was “isolated and ostracized, ridiculed and shamed, all without foundation.” She, too, has been on sick leave since January, with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression. The claimants also said that the managers regularly made derogatory comments about the employees, calling Muslims “blood thirsty murderers” or “terrorists.”

An unidentified witness mentioned in the claim that “The public would be shocked about this if they only knew; we keep our own secrets.” CSIS head David Vigneault responded to the situation, declining, however, to comment on the specific claims.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service takes any allegation of inappropriate behaviour very seriously,” he said. “CSIS does not tolerate harassment, discrimination or bullying under any circumstances,” he said in a statement on Friday.

There are 3,300 employees at CSIS, which was created in 1984."


Finally, I went back to the CBC and saw a report about the scandal that was buried in the list of headlines below the main stories.  And that, folks, is how CSIS is enabled to lurch from one catastrophe to another, from one scandal to another, since it's inception (or should I say from the day the CIA/Mossad mole was embedded) in the Canadian bureaucracy in 1985...one year before it was blamed for the Air India mass murder.

Even the most casual observer of CSIS will acknowledge that it has been "nothing but trouble" for Canada since day one. Reading the accusations of the litigants above, we can see that those in positions of authority are nothing but racist, bigoted fat-assed bureaucrats sucking on the public tit.  But we can also see that they are more than that...they [CSIS] are a cancer on the body politic of Canada.  They need to be surgically removed.   With perverted racists like those quoted above...we can certainly understand the attitude that led to Omar Khadr and Mahar Arar's imprisonment and torture...and pricy tax-payer funded compensation packages.

Canada needs to root these ba$tards out and A$AP!

Monday, July 17, 2017

UPDATE on the Story about the USS Liberty being rescued by a Russian Destroyer - Has Russia's Official Memory Improved????

UPDATE on the Story about the USS Liberty
being rescued by a Russian Destroyer

I can't seem to get the mystery of the Russian Destroyer 626/4 of the Soviet Navy off my mind.  Following up on my earlier post of July 14, 2017, I did some further research this afternoon and came up with this link...which appears to debunk the testimony of Liberty survivor and crew member John Hrankowski.  Surely there are other survivors of the Liberty that could validate or invalidate the story.  The Hrankowski story, complete with ship number certainly rings more authentic to me than the subsequent stories.  

Russia likely doesn't want to validate the story because such an admission would support the theory that Russia was "listening in" to the American spy ship's communications with Israel and, as the Soviet Union was allied with Egypt at the time, would have alerted Egypt as to any war maneuvers that Israel was making.  Additionally, in 2002, when the story below was written, Russia was still trying to curry favour with the American government.  Today, the situation between the two countries being radically different, perhaps the "memory" of the Russian Officials has improved [sarc].  Lastly, I don't think RT would have televised a program "commemorating the event of the attack on the USS Liberty" and then lied about the involvement of a Russian Destroyer.  At any rate, the entire story below, as it pertains to the debunking of the  "Russian destroyer" element of the USS Liberty story, has a smell of disinformation...but even so is worth reading just as a baseline to what was going on in the Mediterranean in the "Hot summer of 1967".  Please read the following Pravda report and I will have more thoughts in comments to follow:

Hot summer of 1967: The Israeli attack on America and the 'Soviet destroyer.'

14.09.2002 | Source:

Pravda.Ru

Two months ago, PRAVDA.Ru published an interview with John Hrankowski, a survivor and crew member of the USS Liberty, who had been on board the American vessel on the tragic morning of June 8, 1967 when the Liberty was attacked by the Israeli air force.
Mr.Hrankowski mentioned a really interesting and important fact just in passing: “American ships arrived only in 16 hours after the attack. A Soviet ship offered help to us on that night. They said that they would stay just at the horizon and, if our ship began to sink, they would help us.”
This fact has drawn our special attention. Former officer of the US Navy and film producer Richard Thompson recently helped produce a film about the tragic June 8 event. Mr. Thompson recommended us to talk to Russian submariner Captain Nikolay Charkashin, who has been investigating the circumstances surrounding the Liberty tragedy during the past several years. What is more, a book by Nikolay Cherkashin, “Mysteries of Lost Warships,” was recently published. This is the result of his independent investigations of Russian submarines from Empress Maria to the Kursk.
A PRAVDA.Ru journalist met with Nikolay Cherkashin, and we offer the following interview to our readers. It was rather unexpected to hear Nikolay Cherkashin say that no Russian ship was close to the USS Liberty that night.
- What happened to the Liberty is an astonishing and unique fact, but Soviet sailors had no connection with it. However, according to Thompson’s version, two Soviet ships were allegedly in the area and offered help but the Americans refused. In my mind, this information isn’t true. No Soviet ships were in close vicinity during the attack. Moreover, the very fact of the attack against the USS Liberty was practically unknown to the Soviet people. Probably, only the Soviet defense minister, Chairman of the Soviet government Kosygin, and several top officials in the government knew about it, that’s all.
I wanted to find evidence among Russian sailors, but in vain. Headquarters Commander of the 5th operative squadron Admiral Platonov was the first to lead his squadron to the site on June 26; however, nothing is mentioned in his memoirs about Soviet sailors offering help to the Liberty. If that really happened, I think he would have mentioned it for sure.
Who do you think spread that version?
- I myself would also like to know the answer to that question. Fleet Admiral Ivan Kapitanets, for example, mentions nothing at all about the June 8 events in his memoirs. In his book “War At Sea,” he wrote that he led Soviet ships to the western part of the Mediterranean Sea on June 1. “On June 4, we were ordered to put the ship in the state of a complete war alert within 12 hours. Probably, Moscow knew something just 24 hours before the tragic event. This time was required to check the ammunition. The Arab-Israeli 7-day war started on June 5. I received an order to travel to the Antikitir Strait, receive landing forces, and be ready to land them in the port of Ataki for the sake of protect Soviet people there. On June 7, we arrived to the Antikitir Strait.” And not a single word is said about the events on June 8, 1967. When I asked him about the USS Liberty and a Soviet ship, he said he had known nothing about the event; it was a revelation for him.
Who was the first to spread information about a Soviet ship that offered help to the USS Liberty?
- I think it was former Liberty officer Lieutenant James Ennes (Nikolay Cherkashin showed a translation of the book Assault on the Liberty by James H. Ennes). He describes in detail what happened with the crew during the Israeli attack, and he describes the event from different angles.
James Ennes:
“For one day and night when the ship was slowly moving northward, no other ships or planes could be seen. At midnight, the Liberty came across the 626/4 Soviet missile destroyer that signaled in English. The following information was exchanged by both ships:
626/4: Do you need help?
Liberty: No, thanks.
626/4: I will stay at the horizon and be ready to help if you need it.
The Soviet ship followed a parallel course at a distance of several miles for the next six hours. At dawn, the Liberty radar station discovered the American destroyers Massey and Davis. The Soviet destroyer turned eastward and joined the ships of the 6th fleet. Aircraft carriers were not far behind the destroyers, and wounded sailors from the Liberty were delivered by helicopters to the aircraft carrier, to its hospital. The Liberty continued its course to Malta, where, as the crew was told, the assault would be investigated by a Navy court.”
But the hull number was even mentioned!
- Yes, we know the number. The matter of the fact is it is still a secret to whom it belonged. The 626/4 destroyer wasn’t at that time in the eastern part of Mediterranean. I tried to find some veterans of the Soviet Navy who had been there in the summer of 1967, but in vain. Also, nothing is also mentioned in the archives.
Well, let’s go back to the attack on the Liberty. Could it have been a tragic accident when the US ship was mistakenly taken for an Egyptian cargo ship? Was it a deliberate attack? Provocation? What do you think about it?
- Last year, a Russian translation of Joseph Daichman’s “History of the Mossad” was published in Moscow. The author describes the tragedy in 1967 in detail. He admits that it was perfectly clear that the Liberty was an American ship and that the attack was committed to deprive the USA “of its eyes and ears,” of the opportunity to control the situation. Daichman says the attackers had the right to act so. The Israelis feared that the Liberty would report information about the course of the war: they wanted to keep it a secret that troops had been shifted to Syria and the Egyptian border wasn’t protected at all. The border was quite open for Egyptian soldiers to cross. Israel knew that American radio signals were intercepted by the Soviet Union, and the latter would certainly inform Egypt of the fact. That is why the Liberty was to be sunk to avoid leakage of important information. This is a very cynical version. I even couldn’t have thought that I would ever read it.
There is also one more opinion…
- Yes, another version is that Israeli wanted to provoke the USA and involve it in a war against Arab countries. This version is still out there. Mr. Thompson supports it as well. I have known him for ten years already; by the way, it was he who told me about the Liberty tragedy. Richard Thompson is a fair and very active man, and he is persistent with his struggle for his ideas. US top officials wanted to hush up the Liberty scandal, as it was really disgusting and dirty. What is more, that was an unprecedented act, the first attack against US ships since Pearl Harbor. And the attack was committed by those whom America supported so strongly. Right after the accident, the US Congress organized no investigations at all, which was mere nonsense at that time!
Do you think it is possible now to start a new investigation of the tragedy but on a higher level?
- If someone in the government is concerned, an investigation can be initiated. But currently the USA has no time for it; it is preoccupied with the war against terrorism. However, we can call the Liberty tragedy an act of terrorism as well. By the way, it seems to me that the 9/11 attacks at the WTC and Pentagon are very much like the tragedy with the USS Liberty. This also seems to have been a well weighted provocation. The USS Liberty was a very old ship that operated since WWII. Probably, that is why it was the Liberty that was sacrificed. Do you mean that America was ready for that kind of attack?
I think America knew. Even sailors anticipated the tragedy and felt depressed. When the ship stopped in Spain, a famous prophetess told the Liberty sailors that the ship wouldn’t return home. Richard Thompson has been investigating the Liberty tragedy for several years. As a result, he has arrived at the conclusion that the attack had been a well-planned action of the Israeli and American special services. The USA was up to its neck in a bloody war in Vietnam and wouldn’t get involved into a lingering Mideast conflict. That is why it rejected direct military support to Israel. However, there were quite enough hawks in America of that period who wanted to turn a regional war into a large-scale battle. Especially at the cost of an old ship built in 1945.
Which version do you prefer?
- Both versions don’t contradict each other. Both objects could be pursued at once, and two birds could be killed with one stone. Israel wanted to stop leakage of information and, at the same time, established a precedent for US troops to fight against Arabs. If the Americans landed, the Soviet troops would also have done the same, and a great stir would have started then.
The Soviet submarine K-172 under the command of Nikolay Shashkov armed with missiles and nuclear warheads was at the very same moment in the Bay of Sidre. The submarine received instructions to surface and deliver a blow against the Israeli coast if the Americans landed troops on Syrian shores. The submarine had eight nuclear missiles on board. However, as we know the Israeli coast means the whole sate of Israel stretched along the sea. Israel would have been completely destroyed if such blows were delivered by the Soviet submarine. I wrote about Nikolay Shashkov; the publication was called “The Man Who Was to Destroy Israel.” The publication produced a strong response from society. I received inquiries from the Israeli Embassy, and many journalists wanted just to see the man who was to liquidate the Israeli state. The K-172 crew had to operate under emergency conditions; the submariners nearly died of high concentration of mercury vapor in its compartments. Several people were poisoned with the vapor, suffered from hallucinations and giddiness, and no explanation could be found to it. Can you imagine what submariners suffering from hallucinations could have done with nuclear warheads? They were to have been immediately sent to hospitals. However, as the situation in the region was still tense, the Soviet Navy commander-in-chief asked the submariners if they would be able to stay in the area for several more weeks, and the submariners agreed. Even when doctors were sent to the submarine, they failed to find the cause of hallucinations and giddiness. Nobody even guessed that was mercury, and people spent two months in the compartments poisoned with mercury vapors.
Submariners from the Soviet B-31 submarine had to face an even harder situation. When the war began, the submarine was transferred from the Atlantic Ocean to the eastern part of Mediterranean Sea. A disastrous fire broke out somewhere in the Tunisian Strait; it took over 24 hours to extinguish the fire. Five master sergeants and sailors perished because of the fire. And, for the first time since WWII, perished sailors were buried at sea. Large-scale repairs were started on the submarine, and, after that, the submarine set off for the Bay of Sidre. Therefore, Soviet submariners experienced very difficult situations, and many of them fell indirect victims to that Mideast war. However, none of these submariners also heard about the Liberty. To tell the truth, it wasn’t a matter of their concern.
The USS Liberty is a bloody secret of the Cold War. Was there any Soviet destroyer at all, or it was just a myth? Captain Nikolay Cherkashin thinks that it is impossible to find a 100% answer to the question, as too much time has passed since the tragedy.
Sergey Stefanov PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Read the original in Russian: http://pravda.ru/main/2002/09/13/47015.html
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I think America knew. Even sailors anticipated the tragedy and felt depressed. When the ship stopped in Spain, a famous prophetess told the Liberty sailors that the ship wouldn’t return home. Richard Thompson has been investigating the Liberty tragedy for several years. As a result, he has arrived at the conclusion that the attack had been a well-planned action of the Israeli and American special services. The USA was up to its neck in a bloody war in Vietnam and wouldn’t get involved into a lingering Mideast conflict. That is why it rejected direct military support to Israel. However, there were quite enough hawks in America of that period who wanted to turn a regional war into a large-scale battle. Especially at the cost of an old ship built in 1945.
Which version do you prefer?
- Both versions don’t contradict each other. Both objects could be pursued at once, and two birds could be killed with one stone. Israel wanted to stop leakage of information and, at the same time, established a precedent for US troops to fight against Arabs. If the Americans landed, the Soviet troops would also have done the same, and a great stir would have started then.
The Soviet submarine K-172 under the command of Nikolay Shashkov armed with missiles and nuclear warheads was at the very same moment in the Bay of Sidre. The submarine received instructions to surface and deliver a blow against the Israeli coast if the Americans landed troops on Syrian shores. The submarine had eight nuclear missiles on board. However, as we know the Israeli coast means the whole sate of Israel stretched along the sea. Israel would have been completely destroyed if such blows were delivered by the Soviet submarine. I wrote about Nikolay Shashkov; the publication was called “The Man Who Was to Destroy Israel.” The publication produced a strong response from society. I received inquiries from the Israeli Embassy, and many journalists wanted just to see the man who was to liquidate the Israeli state. The K-172 crew had to operate under emergency conditions; the submariners nearly died of high concentration of mercury vapor in its compartments. Several people were poisoned with the vapor, suffered from hallucinations and giddiness, and no explanation could be found to it. Can you imagine what submariners suffering from hallucinations could have done with nuclear warheads? They were to have been immediately sent to hospitals. However, as the situation in the region was still tense, the Soviet Navy commander-in-chief asked the submariners if they would be able to stay in the area for several more weeks, and the submariners agreed. Even when doctors were sent to the submarine, they failed to find the cause of hallucinations and giddiness. Nobody even guessed that was mercury, and people spent two months in the compartments poisoned with mercury vapors.
Submariners from the Soviet B-31 submarine had to face an even harder situation. When the war began, the submarine was transferred from the Atlantic Ocean to the eastern part of Mediterranean Sea. A disastrous fire broke out somewhere in the Tunisian Strait; it took over 24 hours to extinguish the fire. Five master sergeants and sailors perished because of the fire. And, for the first time since WWII, perished sailors were buried at sea. Large-scale repairs were started on the submarine, and, after that, the submarine set off for the Bay of Sidre. Therefore, Soviet submariners experienced very difficult situations, and many of them fell indirect victims to that Mideast war. However, none of these submariners also heard about the Liberty. To tell the truth, it wasn’t a matter of their concern.
The USS Liberty is a bloody secret of the Cold War. Was there any Soviet destroyer at all, or it was just a myth? Captain Nikolay Cherkashin thinks that it is impossible to find a 100% answer to the question, as too much time has passed since the tragedy.
Sergey Stefanov PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Read the original in Russian: http://pravda.ru/main/2002/09/13/47015.html

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I would certainly like to read some more USS Liberty Survivors' accounts of what happened on June 8. 1967 before drawing any final conclusions about any Russian involvement in the attack on the Liberty by Israel.  My inclination, at this point in time, is to believe the testimony of USS Liberty Crew Member John Hrankowski. 

The Official US and Russian sources have so many reasons to lie about it.  Although Russia may be more inclined to tell the truth now than it was back in 2002.  Some intrepid investigative Russian reporter should ask Putin or one of his spokespersons at the next opportunity.  If any of my readers comes across any further information on this topic, please add it to the comments below and I would be most appreciative!

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