“Promentory”, acoustic version from the original soundtrack of “The Last Of The Mohicans” (based on Dougie MacLean’s “The Gael”), arranged and performed by Luca Stricagnoli on three guitars (Standard, Baritone and 7 String) made by Davide Serracini. The bass line is played using a violin bow.
Source: Paul Craig Roberts
The White House Fool has repeatedly declared erroneously and foolishly that it is “against international law” for Crimea to exercise self-determination. Self-determination, as used by Washington, is a propaganda term that serves Washington’s empire but is not permissible for real people to exercise.
On March 6 Obama telephoned Putin to tell the Russian President again that only Washington has the right to interfere in Ukraine and to insist against all logic that only the “government” in Kiev installed by the Washington-organized coup is “legitimate” and “democratic.”
In other words, the elected government in Crimea pushed by the people in Crimea to give them a vote on their future is “undemocratic” and “illegitimate,” but a non-elected government in Kiev imposed by Washington is the voice of self-determination and legitimacy.
Washington is so arrogant that it never occurs to the hubris-infected fools what the world thinks of Washington’s blatant hypocrisy.
This scene ranks right up there with the “America is not the greatest country in the world anymore” segment from ‘The Newsroom’ in 2012. It is refreshing that such reasonable and logical ideas are being broadcast on hit TV shows in the United States.
(Note: The series revolves around the tall blonde woman, who is sentenced to 15 months in a women’s federal prison for the non-violent offense of transporting a suitcase full of drug money to her former girlfriend, who is an international drug smuggler. Most of the series takes place in the prison, where she must deal with the tough inmates who are considerably more volatile and less educated than herself.)
Source: Voice of Russia (Lauren Murphy)
A nearly $80 billion dollar budget has been proposed by the Pentagon for the 2015 fiscal year. This would be only a slight decrease in funding from the Pentagon’s current budget even though most troops will be pulled out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
Chuck Cushman, Senior Fellow with the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University called the number a “place holder” because of the negotiations that are still going on between the Afghan government and the US government over how may US troops may remain in the country. Cushman said he predicts that nothing major will happen on this issue until late April, when Afghanistan holds its next presidential elections, because President Hamid Karzai has “all but said he won’t sign anything as long as he is in office.”
Liz Wahl was swallowing the blue pill for 2.5 years while employed at RT – Resigns on air and gives CNN interview hours later
Did she not read the fine print that RT is a Kremlin-funded news agency which is SUPPOSED to make Russia look good no matter the circumstance? Is she really so blue pill that she thought it was wrong for Russia to “invade” Crimea and secure their vital naval assets in Sevastopol, and protect the 2/3rds Russian majority population of Crimea from potential reprisals from the hostile new puppet government in Kiev?
Russia is by no means a saint, savior, or shining light for the world. But frankly, Russia has been doing a lot more good for the world than the United States has being doing it seems for Eons. Also, the “America bashing” factor on RT (which Liz is complaining about) could be cut to a minimum if the United States government actually learned how to GET ALONG with the world, and put a lot more emphasis on repairing the very poor economic, infrastructure, and social conditions at home.
In any case, get ready to see more of Liz Wahl in the near future. Whoring out her sound bites, signing book deals, and probably taking a cushy job at a mainstream media outlet where she will regurgitate lies and slandered stories on an unimaginable scale compared to RT. Hopefully it will take her a little less than 2.5 years to figure that out.
How much were you paid to give that scripted resignation Liz? SELLOUT!
And further stoking tensions around Ukraine – the Western Media has been flooded with reports going as far as suggesting the Russian army is invading Ukraine. Anastasia Churkina takes a closer look.
Source: Pravda Russia (Lyuba Lulko)
Emergence of statehood is evident in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. A government independent of Kiev has been formed, a referendum to change the status of the Crimea from the autonomy to a state has been announced, and a decision to form their own Ministry of Defense has been made. The primary goal is to hold a referendum on self-determination. But what’s next?
Everything is done legally, because a constitutional republic has the right to hold referendums and amend the constitution. “We’re trying to act strictly in the remnants of the legal field of Ukraine, although it has already been destroyed, but some reference points still exist,” Andrei Nikiforov, a Crimean political scientist, Professor of Tauride University (Simferopol) toldPravda.Ru. “We are making every effort to ensure that there are no claims against the reference points in the Crimea, or that they are minimal, since it is revolutionary time.
In the end, we are no less democratic than they are European. When wolves were still howling in the bogs in Europe, the Crimea already had a democracy, a legal state system. We will be convincing them (Europeans), we will show them, but we will not give up our values to please them. “
Editor’s Note: This short documentary is from 2008, and is almost like prophecy in predicting that the mid 2010′s could possibly see the region become the next hot spot for a European conflict.
Threats Around Crimea: Tensions are growing over the Black Sea Fleet base and with the Ukraine trying to free itself from Russian dominance by seeking EU and NATO membership, the question is, could this be the next European war?
Source: Lew Rockwell (Michael S. Rozeff)
Every ten minutes it seems a new outrageous statement comes out of the mouths of one or another Washington official. The latest is here:
“President Barack Obama said the United States and its allies have agreed that Russia had violated international law by launching an incursion into Ukraine this weekend.”
Since when have either Obama or his allies or the U.S. been devoted to international law? Was that when Colin Powell presented fabricated evidence before the U.N. or when Bush and Blair twisted intelligence around the policy they desired? Was that when these allies rushed to devastate Libya after propagandizing about a mythical slaughter of Gaddafi? Was that when they supported insurrections against the government of Syria? Was that when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and failed to make a case to its government that Osama bin Laden was responsible for 9/11?