May 17, 2010 — Contents

MONDAY MAY 17 CONTENTS

(1)  EDITORIAL:  A White Flag over Russia?

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Kremlin Bag Man Pankin Strikes Again

(3)  Putin’s Neo-Soviet Onslaught Begins

(4)  The Orthodox Power Vertical

(5)  CARTOON

NOTE:  Listen to a Russian adoptee talk about her wonderful life with her adoptive American parents here.

NOTE: All of us at La Russophobe wish Paul Goble a speedy recovery.

11 responses to “May 17, 2010 — Contents

  1. North Caucasus Peace goes on:

    Attack on police vehicle kills eight in Russia’s Dagestan

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-05/13/c_13292777.htm

    “Incoming preliminary information indicates that a vehicle carrying policemen was blown up and was then fired upon. Eight people in the vehicle were killed. A number of others have also been injured and suffered concussion,” the police source said.

    The vehicle was part of a convoy that was transporting up to 40 police officers, he said.

    Alternative version/spin:

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/world/04-dagestan-blast-8-dead-qs-15

    “At around 10:30, an explosive device went off as repair workers drove by in a vehicle,” the investigative committee of Russian prosecutors said in a statement.

    “As a result, eight people died and four police officers escorting the workers were wounded.”

    The police wounded included the commander of the republic’s riot police, ITAR-TASS news agency reported.

    • Sunshine, you failed to mention that all killed were civilians going to repair the a cell phone mast.

      The equipment was bombed by our beloved freedom fighters first, then, for the sake of freedom, they attacked and killed the repair team.

      They freedom fighters are all real heros. Down with cellular operators!

      McCain is making a circumcision right now, I’m sure.

  2. Even Daily Mail published an article about video of murders of polish crash victims who survived the special operation by Russian “siloviki” hardliners.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1278175/Footage-Polish-air-crash-emerges-claiming-Russian-speaking-men-shooting-survivors.html#ixzz0ns4viOb4

    • @The video – which has been digitally manipulated, with subtitles added and certain segments slowed down or zoomed in on – is unclear.

      The Daily Mail journo is being plain silly. What he’s talking about is just one of the scores of anylysis re-uploads. The original had no subtitles, was NOT found to be “digitally manipulated” bvy the Polish experts, and disappeared from the Internet shortly after it was uploaded (together with the user account).

      @However, there have been unconfirmed reports that Andrej Sheremet, the Polish general prosecutor, believes the footage to have been made at the crash site in the forest near Smolensk.

      More like confirmed reports.

      http://www.se.pl/wydarzenia/swiat/prokuratorzy-szukaja-autora-filmu-z-miejsca-katast_138959.html

      But his name is not “Andrej Sheremet”. It’s Andrzej Seremet. Geez.

      • Sometimes you just need to think by your own head a little. It’s not always possible to draw exact picture of events based on 100% proven facts.

        • Yeah, over several days after Poland (finally, after weeks of analysis) decided to look for the author of the video to question him as an important witness, Daily Mail still considers an inane conspiracy theory of “a vile propaganda stunt” by “Georgian groups” or “evil hoax” by “Ukrainian groups”, citing “the Russian aviation expert, who asked not to be named”.

          Btw,

          @Many of the bodies from the crash were badly mutilated and could only be identified by DNA, but no reports have suggested bullet injuries to any of the passengers.

          Actually, “no reports” suggested any specific injuries at all. There were only (supposedly) autopsies in Russia, and causes of deaths were “multiple injuries”. The Poles just buried the bodies (including many who were first cremated, and one was even not identified before the corpse was turned into ashes – http://dziennik.pl/katastrofa-smolensk/article603908/Pochowano_urny_z_prochami_ofiar_katastrofy.html). The Russians also burned the victim’s clothes, and they had plenty of time to conceal whatever they needed to hide in any case, even if the Poles wanted to do their own autopsies. It’s all over now.

          • Voice of Reason

            Robert wrote”The Poles just buried the bodies (including many who were first cremated, and one was even not identified before the corpse was turned into ashes)

            Are you, in your conspiracy-seeking mode, saying that the Polish authorities, investigating the catastrophe, failed to “perform autopsy” before they buried the human remains from the crash? Why? Are these investigators too dumb? Or were they part of the conspiracy to kill Kaczinski? Or has the idea of an autopsy not reached Poland yet?

            For example, why do you think the Polish authorities didn’t do an autopsy on Lech Kaczinski’s and his wife’s bodies after they received them? Could it be because Polish medical experts were present as observers at all the autopsies performed in Moscow and didn’t need any more autopsies?

            Or maybe they did perform a second authopsy? Since I don’t understand Polish well, I am sure that you, given your constant giving of polish-language articles as references, will give me a comprehensible translation into good English of your link: http://dziennik.pl/katastrofa-smolensk/article603908/Pochowano_urny_z_prochami_ofiar_katastrofy.html

  3. Kim,

    Why don’t you tell your readers about the wonderful life of children in DU-contaminated Fallujah?

    Then, after you’re done, you can move on to the life of a Russian child adopted by US Americans.

  4. dima

    Why don’t you tell your readers about the wonderful life of children in contaminated Chechnya ?

    staged protests against the fact that the government allowed Kadyrov to enter the territory of Turkey.

    Several hundred activists of youth organizations of Muslims in Turkey, who held meeting, exposing Kadyrov as a traitor and criminal, took place last thursday in Istanbul, near Fatih Mosque.

    The demonstrators said that the traitor Kadyrov, sooner or later will answer for his crimes. Protesters also pointed out that Muslims will not be deceived by the hypocritical policy of Kadyrov, who on one hand on building mosques from Russian money and on other hand killing Muslims with the help of the same Russian invaders.

    The protesters also expressed their strong protest to the few journalists who in recent months have tried to organize in the Turkish media advertising campaign for Kadyrov, telling false stories about “peace and prosperity in Chechnya”. However, this attempt has been failed, despite the fact that Kadyrov and his Russian bosses have spent huge sums of money on this advertising campaign.

    The demonstrators at the mosque Fatih burned portraits of Medvedev, Kadyrov, and stated that the true Muslims in Turkey and the world will always be supporting jihad in Chechnya and Caucasus, which is the legitimate struggle of Muslims against the Russian aggressors and their local henchmen.

    Then, after you’re done, you can move on to the life of a Russian child adopted by US Americans.

  5. Kuzbass ACTION

    Open letter of the Union of Kuzbass residents to the President, the people of Russia and the inhabitants of Kuzbass:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.echo.msk.ru%2Fblog%2Fechomsk%2F680111-echo%2F&sl=auto&tl=en

  6. A friend of mine sent me these 2 articles.

    The first is about Kremlin archives, and I’ve quoted an excerpt:

    http://city-journal.org/2010/20_2_soviet-archives.html

    —————–

    In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history.

    ————————

    The second is about a spy in Estonia who severely damaged NATO – remember the rooshan cyberattacks in 2007?

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,693315,00.html

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