19:38 [Tass] (E)
The July 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 took place in the region where no Buk missile systems were deployed at the time of the tragedy, according to a leaked document of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service. According to the document, sent to Dutch prosecutors, flight MH17 was flying beyond the range of all identified and operational Ukrainian and Russian locations where 9K37M1 Buk M1 systems were deployed. Dutch journalist Max van der Werff, who founded Bonanza Media together with his Russian colleague Yana Yerlashova, said that for him, "the main conclusion is that the Dutch had information about the mobile Buk positions during the conflict." "This information we had not seen before," he told TASS. "And the military, the Dutch, conclude that they have no information of any Buk missile systems close to MH17."
14:37 [Tass] (E)
The July 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 took place in the region where no Buk missile systems were deployed at the time of the tragedy, according to a leaked document of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service. According to the document, sent to Dutch prosecutors, flight MH17 was flying beyond the range of all identified and operational Ukrainian and Russian locations where 9K37M1 Buk M1 systems were deployed.
Dutch journalist Max van der Werff, who founded Bonanza Media together with his Russian colleague Yana Yerlashova, said that for him, "the main conclusion is that the Dutch had information about the mobile Buk positions during the conflict."
14:16 [Alpha History] (E)
Germany is the first port-of-call in any study of the origins of World War I. Germany before World War I was a nation struggling to assert its place in the world. Its leader, Kaiser Wilhelm II, was an ambitious nationalist cursed with impatience and recklessness. Germany’s economy was one of the fast-growing in the world but its ruling class and society were infected with militarism...For 17 years, Bismarck, a brilliant statesman with an astute understanding of European politics, skilfully steered Germany through a quagmire of tensions and pressures. Bismarck’s main aim was to give the new Germany ‘breathing space’ by avoiding war, particularly a two-front war where she might be confronted by both France and Russia.
12:16 [Stalker Zone] (E)
Searchers from the military history association “Forgotten Soldiers” were forbidden to find and rebury the remains of soldiers of the Red Army. This was stated in an exclusive interview in Vilnius to the correspondent of Sputnik Lithuania by the head of the organisation Viktor Orlov. “We have switched to paperwork, although I am very criticised for this by colleagues, who demand to go onto the field. But they do not imagine the situation: every time when finding remains I, as the head of the organisation, was subjected to criminal proceedings, every time I was accused of possible murder. And now the laws have tightened even more – we even have no right to excavate,” said Viktor Orlov to the correspondent of Sputnik Lithuania.
12:15 [Stalker Zone] (E)
The American website Wikipedia proposes to remove archival images of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz by the Red Army. The first to draw attention to such an initiative was the journalist from Lithuania Vladimir Vodo. He wrote about this on January 29th on his Facebook page: Vodo attached several screenshots of the Auschwitz page in Wikipedia, where it is written in a red box:
7:34 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Martin Sieff - Retired Red Army Lieutenant Colonel Anatoly Shapiro was proud of his lifetime service in the Red Army: He spent the last years of his life combatting the Big Lie of Holocaust denial by neo-Nazis. But never in his wildest dreams did Colonel Shapiro imagine that his own contribution to history and that of the entire Red Army in ending the Nazi genocide of the Jewish and Russian peoples would itself be cast into the black hole of denial. For Colonel Shapiro, who died in 2005 at the age of 92, has become a non-person himself: Because he was the Red Army officer who commandeered the liberation of Auschwitz the greatest and most frightful death camp of all.
7:33 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
There was good reason why Polish President Andrzej Duda was prevented from addressing the Holocaust memorial event in Israel this week. The organizers anticipated he would use the event to make ugly and foolish accusations against Russia for having alleged complicity in the Nazi genocide. On being refused the opportunity to make such a speech, Duda then decided to cancel his attendance altogether. Such is the thin-skin of Polish sensitivity.
12:47 [Stalker Zone] (E)
Ukraine is in solidarity with Poland that the Soviet Union is guilty of the outbreak of World War II and the Holocaust. This was stated on January 27th by the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky during a briefing after a meeting with his Polish colleague Andrzej Duda during a visit to Warsaw.
7:29 [Stalker Zone] (E)
The Prime Minister of Poland published an article in “Politico”. The article is thoroughly Russophobic and false, like in fact everything that the Polish government declares now about Russia and the USSR.
7:43 [The Future of Freedom Foundation] (E)
by Richard M. Ebeling - One of the most heated and controversial issues today concerns the place of slavery in the history of the United States, and attitudes toward the institution of human bondage in the Western world in general. Another theme in modern political debate is the nature and role of classical liberalism as a force for human freedom and dignity or as a rationalization for capitalist oppression of not just wage-earning workers, but racial and ethnic groups in modern history.
7:33 [Stalker Zone] (E)
A crisis team has been created in the office of the President of Poland with the participation of experts and historians who will be able to respond promptly to the statements of Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Holocaust Remembrance Forum in Israel. Also, a series of paid publications in the American and Israeli media that are supposed to present the Polish version of events of World War II is being prepared, reports Polskieradio.pl.
8:17 [Tass] (E)
Commenting on the MH17 crash investigation, Russian acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that "similarly, a CCTV camera turned off for first part of the day when the Skripals were found on a park bench".
7:51 [RT] (E)
Warsaw was liberated by Soviet forces 75 years ago today — and Polish officials have cloaked the pivotal event in myths ever since. Yet, newly-released historical documents help shed some light on the truth.
20:51 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Michael Jabara Carley - The Poles would do well not to raise questions about the origins of the World War II. It is rather like digging with a stick into a pile of manure. As soon as you stir it up, the manure begins to stink.
20:49 [Global Research] (E)
The study of world power has been blighted by Eurocentric historians who have distorted and ignored the dominant role China played in the world economy between 1100 and 1800.
18:16 [Viable Opposition] (E)
JUNE 19, 2019 - While most of us have completely forgotten the events of the Middle East war that took place during the 1980s, the war is still front of mind in Iran, particularly during this time of conflict with the United States and the West in general.
Let`s open with this map showing the point of conflict that started the 1980s war between Iraq and Iran:
21:27 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH-17), that was shot down on July 17, 2014 in the Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine, killed all passengers onboard and was immediately blamed on pro-Russia Donbass volunteer militias fighting against henchmen of the Maidan civil unrest, the Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and the Ukrainian military. The blame was assigned against the Donbass militias with no investigation occurring and many questions remaining unanswered. These questions were answered by Former Lieutenant Colonel Vasily Prozorov of the Ukrainian Security Services, who fled to Russia, in a damning new documentary titled “MH-17: In Search Of Truth.”
17:10 [German Foreign Policy] (E)
25. Nov .2011 - With its call to "considerably strengthen" sanctions against Iran, Berlin is participating in the intensification of western pressure on Teheran. Next week, the EU foreign ministers want to impose new punitive measures against members of Iran`s establishment to force the Iranian regime to accommodate western demands in the so-called nuclear dispute. This conflict is, in fact, over hegemony, with the West seeking to defend at all costs its predominance in the Middle Eastern resource-rich regions. Demands are becoming louder for military attacks next year, to crush an ambitious Iran. In Berlin, the debate is continuing around whether to take part in a possible war.
17:09 [German Foreign Policy] (E)
25. Jan. 2010 - New reprisals against Iran will be among the main topics to be discussed with the Israeli president, during his visit, which begins today. The German chancellor has announced her willingness to apply stiffer economic sanctions, even without a UN mandate. The EU and the USA have made similar declarations. With a fear of losing out in the long-run to the People`s Republic of China, German export enterprises are still putting up resistance. The question of how to handle Teheran`s striving to become the major power at the Persian Gulf, in the aftermath of the extensive destruction of Iraq, is at the heart of the dispute among the Germans.
17:09 [German Foreign Policy] (E)
24. July 2003 - At present, the Middle East is viewed as a decisive battle ground in the competition for hegemony in the future ,,world order."Berlin and Washington recognize not only their mutual intentions ( ,,to pressure these countries to open themselves politically"), but also considerable differences which call for co-ordination, because only a joint effort promises success. Berlin sees German-European interests threatened by the aggressive strategy of the USA against Iran, and attempts, while following US policy, to increase its influence on Iran with an independent and more flexible strategy.
17:08 [German Foreign Policy] (E)
17. June 2003 - German and US government officials are discussing the tactical variant of possible aggression against the United Nations member Iran. On the occasion of a meeting, arranged by the financial corporation Deutsche Bank at the beginning of June in Berlin, an American source stated that ,,a clash between the USA and Germany, which would be more serious than that about Iraq", would have to be avoided under all circumstances in case of an action against Teheran.
21:31 [German Foreign Policy] (E)
20.Aug.2003 - Because of subversive activities, the Belorussian authorities expelled a high-ranking member of the youth organization of Germany`s governing social democratic party (SPD) from their country. The young German politician had organised political ,,seminars"financed by the Federal Foreign Office, which supported the opposition to President Lukashenko. Berlin has aimed for years to replace Lukashenko in order to promote the ,,transformation"of Belarus and its subjugation to German interests...Numerous NGOs, among them the social democratic ,,Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation" 1), the ,,Center for Applied Policy Research"(CAP), and the ,,German foundation for International Legal Cooperation"(IRZ), operate furtively for the Federal Foreign Office work in Minsk and/or other cities of Belarus. The head of the OSCE agency in Minsk, Eberhard Heyken, who took up his duty on February 10, 2003, is the second German in succession.
9:41 [Stalker Zone] (E)
Leningrad residents who survived the blockade have a special feeling of remembering even small everyday joys, but especially – New Year holidays, when in the most cruel conditions people remained true to the tradition of greeting the New Year, which gave hope for the revitalisation of life.
15:55 [RT] (E)
In a speech on Tuesday, Putin described Jozef Lipski, the Polish ambassador to Berlin (1934-39), as “a bastard and anti-Semitic pig.” He based this on Lipski’s own words from 1938, when the envoy told Hitler the Poles would “erect him a beautiful monument in Warsaw” if he carried out the plan to expel European Jews to Africa.
22:43 [globalinequality] (E)
Almost all books on Russia are depressing. Paul Klebnikov’s (Forbes Russia editor) brilliant, extremely well-documented and eye-opening “Godfather of the Kremlin”(published in 2000) is no exception. Although it is focused on Berezovsky’s “career”, it is much more than that: it is about how Russia transited from state socialism, not to what in the “pensée unique” media was called market economy, but to a rule of kleptocrats and the mob.
18:19 [TASS] (E)
The Russian president pointed to the fact that elections were held in the two republics of Donbass, which, according to him, is democratic. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko himself asked in February 2015, when the Minsk agreements were signed, that leaders of the Donbass republics put their signatures under them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an annual news conference on Thursday. "Pyotr Alekseyevich insisted that signatures of the leaders of those two unrecognized republics be put under these agreements," he said answering a question from a Ukrainian journalist about when a decision would be taken to disband the leadership of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk (DPR and LPR respectively).
17:51 [EU Facts] (E)
Newly discovered documents reveal that the undemocratic structure of the “Brussels EU” has its roots in the post WWII plans of the IG Farben/Nazi-coalition in a conquered Europe. Following are a few of the most important documents, to be used by teachers, politicians and anyone who is interested in preventing the “Brussels EU” from establishing a dictatorship of corporate interests in Europe.
3:15 [The Saker] (E)
by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog - INTRODUCTION TO THIS UPDATED REPUBLICATION. Though Hillary Clinton will, of course, be the direct topic here, we are now in the primaries-season for the 2020 elections, and almost all of the contenders for the Democratic Party nomination — and especially Biden, Buttigieg, and all of the others, except for Sanders and Gabbard — are foreign-policy clones of Ms. Clinton and of her former boss Mr. Obama. Therefore, Democrats should know what type of foreign policies they would be voting for, if they will be voting for such a candidate, as she and Obama both were. The foreign policies, that are documented here, were, after all, their foreign policies — not their campaign-rhetoric, but the actual, delivered, reality. This article describes that reality, up through the end of Obama’s first term. All of these policies were continued into Obama’s second term, which began in 2013.
19:01 [The Sun] (E)
Alfred McCoy On How The CIA Got Involved In Global Drug Trafficking
15:12 [Russia Insider] (E)
When we want to demonize someone the worst epithet we can think of is to call him a Nazi or compare the person to Hitler, as Hillary Clinton did when she declared Russia’s President Putin “the new Hitler.” This ingrained habit comes from the influence of the massive anti-German World War II propaganda. Revisionist historians who have actually dug up the buried evidence and examined it have made a case that whatever the Nazi crimes, they were rivaled, if not exceeded, by those of Churchill and the Americans.
23:19 [The Unz Review] (E)
One of the more enduring myths accepted as reality in our modern society is that America has a relatively free press. The ruling authorities and their entrenched accomplices promote that lie as diligently as they work to ensure that it never again becomes true. America did have a mostly free and independent press until the rise of broadcasting in the 1920s. Within a few years, a small group of Republicans, progressives and corporate interests successfully nationalized the airwaves with restrictive licensing that blocked competition, rewarded insiders and squelched dissent.
6:49 [Stalker Zone] (E)
At the most recent time of Euromaidan, on December 14th 2013, a photo of the “last supper” flew around on the Ukrainian segment of the Internet. Yatsenyuk, Klitschko, and Tyagnibok met with Senator John McCain and then US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt from the United States at the Intercontinental Hotel. The photo shows McCain dominating, and the opposition trio attentive to him. What was the conversation about back then? It turns out that this is no secret for the SBU, because eavesdropping devices were installed in the room where the negotiations were taking place.
10:14 [Zero Hedge] (E)
December 2015 was a pivotal month in many respects...
18:24 [Jacobin] (E)
BY ADAM J SACKS - Otto von Bismarck built the world’s first welfare state, but his intent was to kill the rising workers’ movement. It’s a reminder that socialists don’t just want to use the welfare state to keep starvation at bay — we want to build the foundation for working-class emancipation.
15:08 [The Unz Review] (E)
Establishment historians claim that U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt never wanted war and made every reasonable effort to prevent war. This article will show that contrary to what establishment historians claim, Franklin Roosevelt and his administration wanted war and made every effort to instigate World War II in Europe.
14:26 [Aftonbladet] (E)
26 AUG 2009- Palestinians accuse the Israel Defense Forces of taking organs from their victims. Donald Boström writes about an international organ trafficking scandal – and about the time he saw the cut-up dead body of a nineteen-year old Palestinian.