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Venezuela beyond the protests: The Chavez Revolution is here to stay‏

© UnknownChavez waves to supporters, March 2004.
Investigative journalist Eva Golinger traces the roots of current opposition protests, and argues "the revolution that is here to stay is the Bolivarian Revolution, which began in 1998 when Hugo Chavez was first elected president".

For those of you unfamiliar with Venezuelan issues, don't let the title of this article fool you. The revolution referred to is not what most media outlets are showing taking place today in Caracas, with protestors calling for the ouster of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The revolution that is here to stay is the Bolivarian Revolution, which began in 1998 when Hugo Chavez was first elected president and has subsequently transformed the mega oil producing nation into a socially-focused, progressive country with a grassroots government. Demonstrations taking place over the past few days in Venezuela are attempts to undermine and destroy that transformation in order to return power to the hands of the elite who ruled the nation previously for over 40 years.

Comment: Just see the staggering amounts of energy that the psychopathic elites have to expend, through propaganda and violence, in order to lie to and use normal humans for their twisted goals and keep the people down. Normal humanity is akin to a garden that naturally grows, and these parasites devote their entire existence to the enormous, pointless effort of chopping down, killing and destroying that natural creativity, all in the name of greed. Are you mad yet?


Is Ukraine drifting toward civil war and great power confrontation?

Map of Ukraine annexations
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People ask for solutions, but no solutions are possible in a disinformed world. Populations almost everywhere are dissatisfied, but few have any comprehension of the real situation. Before there can be solutions, people must know the truth about the problems. For those few inclined to be messengers, it is largely a thankless task.

The assumption that man is a rational animal is incorrect. He and she are emotional creatures, not Dr. Spock of Star Trek. Humans are brainwashed by enculturation and indoctrination. Patriots respond with hostility toward criticisms of their governments, their countries, their hopes and their delusions. Their emotions throttle facts, should any reach them. Aspirations and delusions prevail over truth. Most people want to be told what they want to hear. Consequently, they are always gullible and their illusions and self-delusions make them easy victims of propaganda. This is true of all levels of societies and of the leaders themselves.

We are witnessing this today in western Ukraine where a mixture of witless university students, pawns in Washington's drive for world hegemony, together with paid protesters and fascistic elements among ultra-nationalists are bringing great troubles upon Ukraine and perhaps a deadly war upon the world.

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Exposed: Viral "I am a Ukrainian video" produced by PR company linked to 'regime change' NGO

As they seize weapons, take over government buildings and fire on media outlets, the US-backed Ukrainian protesters are being afforded legitimacy with the aid of a Kony 2012-style viral video which triumphs the grass roots nature of the demonstrations yet is linked to shadowy NGOs that have been directly involved in staging phony 'color revolutions' in the past.

The video, entitled I am a Ukrainian, already has over 3 million views. It features an attractive woman insistently claiming that the Ukrainian uprising is solely about freedom and democracy.

The video is typically glib and simplified emotional propaganda which purports to explain that "there is only one reason" behind the protests in Ukraine, a bald faced lie which ignores the multi-faceted geopolitical factors behind the uprising, which center on the tug of war between the United States, the EU and Russia.


West error to don Ukraine European: Analyst

Ukraine riot
© TACCThis would never be allowed in the US, according to FBI agents. Police would counter with deadly force.
Press TV has conducted an interview with James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst, from Washington, about the situation in Ukraine.

What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Our guest in New York [Mr. Peter Sinnott] is basically saying that the situation in Ukraine has nothing to do with external forces and is basically homegrown and a simple reaction to a government that the people no longer wanted, your take, sir.

Jatras: I think it's much more complicated than that. Certainly there are strong homegrown elements in Ukraine because there are very sharp divisions among people in Ukraine.

In the United States, we're familiar with the concept of the red states and blue states, and the divisions in Ukraine are far sharper and far more fundamental than even those in the United States.

Regarding this idea for example that the European orientation for Ukraine is something that the Ukrainian people wanted, this is not entirely true. Yes, a very large portion of the Ukrainian people want that but a very large portion of the Ukrainian people want a close relationship with Russia.

That's why it's a huge mistake of the Western powers to insist that Ukraine must have a single, pro-Western orientation.

Let's keep in mind too, the European Union was never offering Ukraine membership. They went out of their way to offer even the distant prospect of membership that this was purely a trade agreement and one that would lock Ukraine into a Western orientation essentially against Russia and against Ukraine's economic benefit especially in the eastern part of the country.


Horse hockey: US-Japan joint drill was not a message to China

military drill 'Iron fist'
© UnknownUS Marines and Japanese soldiers practiced how to invade and retake an island captured by enemy forces during a joint military drill in Camp Pendleton, California.

US military officials say a joint military exercise in which Japanese and US forces practiced how to invade an island was not a message to China.

In last week's annual military exercise, called Iron Fist, Japanese soldiers and US Marines practiced how to invade and retake an island captured by enemy forces in Camp Pendleton in the US state of California.

The joint drill came against the backdrop of rising tensions between China and Japan over a set of islands claimed by both countries in the East China Sea.

Tensions between Beijing and Tokyo dramatically intensified after Japan nationalized some of the islands in 2012. Beijing claims around 80 percent of the South China Sea as its historic waters.

However, according to the New York Times, US military officials insist that the joint military drill in California had nothing to do with the simmering territorial dispute between the two countries and was not a message to China.

Comment: Who can take what these guys say seriously anymore? A sign of the Orwellian world we live in, where double-speak is everywhere.


'I'm not leaving': Yanukovich accuses opposition of coup d'etat, calls on EU to fulfill obligations

Ukrainian government
© Reuters / StringerA general view of Ukraine's parliament during the vote to remove President Viktor Yanukovich from office hours after he abandoned his Kiev office to protesters and denounced what he described as a coup, in a session in Kiev February 22, 2014.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has called the latest developments in the country a coup d'etat, denying speculations of his resignation. He also accused international mediators of not fulfilling their obligations.

"I'm always threatened with ultimatums. I'm not going to leave the country," Yanukovich said in an interview with local UBR TV channel. "I'm not going to resign. I'm a legitimately elected president."

The interview with the embattled president was broadcast right after the opposition claimed it had received verbal assurances that Yanukovich was resigning.

But as parliament deputies said they were waiting for the written confirmation on his resignation, the president announced his plans to travel across the country's southeast, which is "so far, less dangerous."

"Everything that is happening today is, to a greater degree, vandalism and bandits and a coup d'etat," Yanukovich said in a televised statement.

On Saturday, Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) held a new emergency session, during which it passed a law on the return to the 2004 constitution without the president's signature, saying that the president had removed himself from power.

It also appointed a new head of the Ministry of Interior and a new head speaker of the Rada. In addition, parliament ruled to free former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from prison and set early presidential elections for May 25.

Comment: See also: US Hypocrisy and 'Regime change': The Simple Truth About Ukraine - Video

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Iceland no longer willing to join EU, referendum canceled

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Iceland's government supported the proposal of Foreign Minister of the country Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson to drop the plan of joining the EU. The night before both the Progressive Party and the Independence Party reached an agreement to withdraw its application for accession to the European Union, Icelandic State TV and Radio Broadcasting Service reports.

The government also decided to cancel the referendum on whether to continue negotiations with the EU.

"In 2009, our former Foreign Minister suggested to submit a formal application for EU membership, so it was done. Quite naturally, I made a proposal to withdraw this statement," Sveinsson said to Icelandic reporters.

There is not much of a surprise in this outcome. Negotiations between Iceland and the European Union have been suspended more than a year ago. The center-right government that came to power in April has openly stated that it does not support the project of joining the European community, which their socialistic predecessors tried to realize.

In September, Foreign Ministry of Iceland dismissed 10 negotiating groups, advisory committee and national delegation, which had been working on issues related to the possible entry into the EU for the last four years.


Ukrainian opposition fails to deliver on deal with Yanukovych - Russian FM

© RTRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday the opposition in Ukraine had failed to deliver on the Feb. 21 agreement with President Viktor Yanukovych. The Foreign Ministry said that was the message Lavrov conveyed to his German, Polish and French counterparts - the European Union trio that helped reach the deal between the rival sides in Kiev - on the phone on Saturday

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed his deepest concern to the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland about the Ukrainian opposition's inability to negotiate on the agreement signed February 21 in Kiev, the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.

In a telephone conversation with his European colleagues, Lavrov "expressed the gravest concern about the opposition's inability to negotiate on the agreement signed February 21 in Kiev."


Polish minister warned Ukrainian protest leader: Back deal or die

© ReutersPoland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski (centre) with other delegates after the deal was agreed.
Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski was at the centre of negotiations between the Ukrainian government and opposition leaders.

Earlier in the day, the diplomat was overheard telling a Ukrainian opposition leader: "If you don't support this [deal] you'll have martial law, you'll have the army. You will all be dead."

He later told ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates that martial law in Ukraine was a "real possibility" and interior troops were being "readied" up until an agreement was signed.

The foreign minister told ITV News: "Well, as you can see it's almost miraculous. Within minutes of the agreement being signed the riot police are leaving."


Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says 'animal rights come before religion'

© IndependentNew law, denounced as ‘anti-Semitism’ by Jewish leaders, comes after country controversially slaughtered a giraffe in public and fed him to lions.
Denmark's government has brought in a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of halal and kosher meat, after years of campaigning from welfare activists.

The change to the law, announced last week and effective as of yesterday, has been called "anti-Semitism" by Jewish leaders and "a clear interference in religious freedom" by the non-profit group Danish Halal.

European regulations require animals to be stunned before they are slaughtered, but grants exemptions on religious grounds. For meat to be considered kosher under Jewish law or halal under Islamic law, the animal must be conscious when killed.

Yet defending his government's decision to remove this exemption, the minister for agriculture and food Dan Jørgensen told Denmark's TV2 that "animal rights come before religion".

Commenting on the change, Israel's deputy minister of religious services Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan told the Jewish Daily Forward: "European anti-Semitism is showing its true colours across Europe, and is even intensifying in the government institutions."

Barbarians! Shameful! Marius the giraffe killed and dissected at Copenhagen zoo despite worldwide protests