Fascist Aggression in Ukraine

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Fascist Aggression in Ukraine
by Stephen Lendman

It rages. It shows no signs of abating. Obama neocons direct it. Orders come straight from Washington.
US-installed fascist stooges represent Obama’s imperial agenda. They’re waging war on freedom. They instituted hardline rule. They want it institutionalized.

They target responsible opposition elements. They want them systematically eliminated. They represent police state ruthlessness.
They trash fundamental democratic rights. They’re systematically violated them. Fascism operates this way.

It’s virulent in America. It operates in Ukraine. It targets core freedoms. They’re methodically destroyed. Police state ruthlessness replaced it. War on humanity continues.

Saudi Arabia represents the worst of implacable barbarism. On May 4, Fars News headlined “S. Arabia Relocating Takfiri Fighters from Syria to Ukraine.”

It sent extremist militants against Eastern Ukrainian freedom fighters. An unidentified Arab secur
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Four-Party Agreement on Ukraine

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Four-Party Agreement on Ukraine
by Stephen Lendman

On April 17, Russian, US, EU and Ukrainian foreign ministers met in Geneva. Discussion focused on deescalating Ukrainian crisis conditions.

A joint document was agreed on. It’s not worth the paper it’s written on. Washington’s word isn’t its bond. Its history reflects one broken promise after another.
Don’t expect this time to be different. Ukraine’s crisis may escalate. Perhaps the worst of all possible outcomes will follow. The fullness of time will tell.

Following discussions Sergei Lavrov explained an agreement reached, saying:

All parties must refrain from “violence, intimidation, or provocative actions.”
“Participants strongly condemned and rejected all expressions of extremism, racism and religious intolerance, including anti-semitism.”

Agreement “calls for an immediate commencement of a broad national dialogue which must be inclusive, transparent and accountable.”

It must be
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More NATO Forces for Eastern Europe

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
More NATO Forces for Eastern Europe
by Stephen Lendman

US-led NATO threatens world peace. It’s a global killing machine. It prioritizes militarism and war. It threatens humanity in the process.

It’s escalating East/West tensions. It supports Kiev fascist putschists. It buries truth. It spreads lies about Russia.

On April 16, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said:

“We have just taken further measures to respond to the crisis in Ukraine.”

“We call on Russia to be part of the solution. To stop destabilising Ukraine, pull back its troops from the borders and make clear it doesn’t support the violent actions of well armed militias of pro-Russian separatists.”

NATO deployed warplanes to Eastern Europe provocatively. US navy vessels patrol Black Sea waters. France plans sending one of its own to join them.

Rasmussen announced stepped up measures. He called doing so “reinforc(ing) our collective defence and demonstrat(ing) the strength
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Kiev Violates Four-Party Agreement

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Kiev Violates Four-Party Agreement
by Stephen Lendman

The ink wasn’t even dry. On April 17, deal terms was struck. A previous article discussed them. Hold the cheers. They’re not worth the paper they’re written on.

Washington negotiates duplicitously. Promises made are systematically broken. Don’t expect this time to be different.

Kiev’s illegitimate putschists didn’t surprise. They violated agreement terms. They did so straightaway. They acted with full US support. More on this below.

On April 17, a joint US/EU/Russia/Ukraine statement said the following:

“The Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine agreed on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens.

All sides must refrain from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions. The participants strongly condemned and rejected all expressions of extremism, racism and religious intolerance, including anti-semitism.

All illegal armed groups must be disarmed; all il
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Russia Bashing Continues

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Russia Bashing Continues
by Stephen Lendman

Washington bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions. Russia alone has gone all-out to resolve them responsibly.
Putin and Sergei Lavrov deserve Nobel Peace Prize recognition. War criminals alone get it. Obama is Exhibit A.

US bullying, bluster, and threats continue. Brazen lies repeat. Sanctions were imposed. Obama threatened more saying:

“My hope is we do actually see follow-through over the next several days, but I don’t think, given past performance, that we can count on that, and we have to be prepared to potentially respond to what continues to be efforts of interference by the Russians in eastern and southern Ukraine.”

Neocons infest Washington. National Security Advisor Susan Rice is one of the worst.

“We expect and we will be watching whether Russia does or does not uphold its responsibility to use its very considerable influence to restrain and withdraw those irregular militia from th
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Kiev Breaks Easter Truce

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Kiev Breaks Easter Truce
by Stephen Lendman

On April 19, Kiev putschists pledged no Easter weekend Eastern Ukraine attacks. They promised “suspension of the active phase of the anti-terrorism operation” to defuse crisis conditions.

A state security service (SBU) spokeswoman said suspension was “linked to the implementation of the Geneva agreement and the Easter holidays.”

Putschist Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia added:

“The anti-terrorist operation was put on hold for the Easter time, and we will be not using force against them at this moment.”

A day earlier, he said “more concrete actions” will follow next week if activists don’t stop resisting. He demands unconditional surrender.

Protesters remain firm. They want their fundamental rights respected. They want local autonomy. They want real democracy.

They reject Kiev putschists. They’re illegitimate. They demand they resign.

At the same time, earlier deployed neo-Na
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