Russia’s representative in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Boris Gryzlov, said at a TCG meeting on July 8 that “as of today, two more states have been created in Ukraine.”
In view of this, the Ukrainian delegation to the OSCE called on the Russian side to explain whether this marks Russia’s withdrawal from the Minsk agreements or its intention to recognize the so-called “DPR” and “LPR,” according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
Why I don’t want to be an EU member.
- I don’t want Britain absorbed into a faceless EU Empire
- I want to decide whether we spend UKPDS 100 Million on a new hospital in Birmingham or Budapest.
- I want to decide if a terrorist can be deported.
- I don’t agree with EU protectionism keeping third world countries poor.
- I don’t want to pick up the tab to bail out the bankrupt half of the EU.
- I don’t agree with EU expansionism into North Africa.
- I don’t agree with EU militarism or the formation of EU Army.
- I don’t agree with uncontrolled mass immigration.
- I don’t agree with the removal of national identities.
- I find EU leaders to be rude & insulting.
- I don’t want our kids corrupted with EU propaganda.
- I don’t like the aggression EU shows towards Russia & US.
- I disagree with EU empire building.
- I don’t agree with transfer of government power to EU institutions.
- I don’t want EURO forced on me.
- I disagree with EU military conscription.
- I don’t want UKPDS 3000/yr lower wages because of EU.
- I don’t want UK jobs lost because EU subsidising UK firms’ to relocate out of Britain.
- I am worried by the costs of funding immigrants housing, benefits, NHS, school places, public services – more Billions we can’t afford!
- I don’t want higher & higher housing costs.
- I don’t want higher food, clothing, footwear prices.
- I don’t see the fair value to Britain of annual fees in the Billions.
- I think the EU are lousy leaders & the ”government” is incompetent.
- I don’t want to be a European. I was born B British & will die British.
- I don’t want to be subject to dictatorial regulations that I never agreed to & cannot vote to change.
- I don’t want taxation without representation.
- I don’t want the EU’s idea of a Communist Utopia.
No more EU thanks @CORE
Global Research, June 25, 2020
The UN Charter bans use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, as well as forcible acquisition of territory not its own.
A joint statement by nearly 50 human rights experts said the following:
“Thus, the morning after annexation would be the crystallization of an already unjust reality: two peoples living in the same space, ruled by the same state, but with profoundly unequal rights.”
“This is a vision of a 21st century apartheid.”
“The world community has a duty not to recognize, aid or assist another state in any form of illegal activity, such as annexation or the creation of civilian settlements in occupied territory.”
“The lessons from the past are clear: Criticism without consequences will neither forestall annexation nor end the occupation.”
Fourth Geneva’s Article 49 states:
“Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.”
“The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.”
Security Council Resolution 2334 (December 2016) said the following:
Settlements have “no legal validity and constitute a flagrant violation under international law.”
The resolution demands “Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.”
It recognizes no territorial changes “to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations.”
It “(c)alls upon all States, to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967.”
It “(c)alls for immediate steps to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation and destruction, calls for accountability in this regard…”
On Wednesday, 14 of the Security Council’s 15 members rejected the Netanyahu regime’s annexation scheme, the US the sole outlier.
During a virtual online session, opposition to the scheme was voiced by SC members, the Trump and Netanyahu regimes alone supporting what has no legal standing.
According to Pompeo, the question of annexation is for Israel alone to decide, ignoring the illegality of settlements and occupation of historic Palestinian land…
On Wednesday, White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said he’ll soon make a “big announcement” on the Netanyahu regime’s plan to annex (historic Palestinian) West Bank land, …His no-peace/dead before arrival/Deal of the Century OK’d illegal annexation.
Endless US-led preemptive wars on nonbelligerent states threatening no one speak volumes about its aversion to world peace and stability.
The same goes for Israel, at war on historic Palestine for decades, along with waging undeclared aggression against Syria.
Addressing the Security Council Wednesday, Russia’s UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia read a statement by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the Netanyahu regime’s annexation scheme, saying the following:
…“(W)e see no alternative to the two-state solution. We see no alternative to the two states – Palestine and Israel – coexisting in peace and security.”
Lavrov’s diplomatic language ignored reality. What may have been possible long ago, no longer is now.
Only two viable options exist under international law, no others.
Israel and Washington reject both: Palestinian statehood within June 1967 borders free from occupation, or one state of Israel/Palestine for all its people.
The alternative is an apartheid Jewish state, its Arab population treated like 5th column threats, Occupied Palestinians abused as enemies of the state.
Lavrov also stressed other major issues that need addressing, including “Jerusalem, refugees, borders, water, (other resources), settlements,” adding:
“(A)nnexation may permanently block the path to their solution and to direct dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis.”
Lavrov “reiterate(d) the need to abandon the annexation steps and launch the Palestinian-Israeli negotiation process as soon as possible in order to achieve a just and sustainable Middle East settlement and peace in the region.”
He left unsaid what he clearly understands. The Israeli/Palestinian peace process is a colossal hoax.
Stillborn from inception, journalist Henry Siegman years ago called it “the most spectacular deception in modern diplomatic history.”
Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir once said he wanted to drag out peace talks for a decade while vastly expanding settlements.
Netanyahu earlier called the peace process “a waste of time.”
When surfacing, it’s always dead on arrival because the US and Israel demand Palestinian surrender to their interests, not equitable conflict resolution.
The US and Israel use the peace process ruse to advance their regional agenda.
It’s all about dominating this oil-rich part of the world — peace and stability defeating, not furthering, their diabolical aims.
Israel’s longstanding objective is maximum land with minimum Arabs.
Supported by the US, Palestinians were long ago abandoned.
Like virtually always over most of the past century, they’re ill-governed, ill-served, ill-treated, dying to live free, and on their own to pursue fundamental rights denied them.
A Final Comment
International criticism of Israel surfaces time and again, Wednesday in the Security Council the latest example.
Criticism without punitive actions with teeth accomplish nothing, the way it’s been throughout Jewish state history.
How it’s treated by the international community reflects the old adage, saying: Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.”
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Award-winning author Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
In fact, the Mayor stated it could be the “summer of love,” and it has a “block party atmosphere,” while the Governor, days after the area was taken over and occupied, claimed on-air, that it was “news to him,” that an entire area in his state had been commandeered by communist anarchists.
For the record, Mike Adam’s over at Natural News is reporting that the “warlord” that has taken over the “CHAZ” area has been accused of “beating women and forcing them into sex acts.” Reports also indicate that the “warlord” is already threatening to shoot other commie occupiers if they don’t obey him.
Welcome to the world of lawlessness to which Democrat elected leaders in Washington, are supporting, encouraging and allowing to continue.
Unfortunately for the little anarchists, they forgot a few things when deciding to separate from America, claiming land within the country, and that is basic supplies, to which they now expect others to hand out to them for free.
No…. this is not satire. Really.
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Here is list of these items they expect others to provide to them.
Things are slowly devolving into violent confrontation in the nation of CHAZ Seattle. However, the violence is not with law enforcement; the violence is internal as Antifa factions within the occupy movement begin doing what they are famous for, being violent.
An openly christian man walks into the occupied zone within Seattle, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or CHAZ, to share the message of Jesus Christ. The Antifa elements immediately confronted the man, threw him to the ground and began choking him.
The Christian Preacher professed his own humanity and proclaimed he was a “free man”, but the rulers within the CHAZ community would not accept his cries for freedom.
The Chazukstan mob surround the preacher, shouting at him, berating him, and eventually trying to beat him into submission. At one point they sat atop the preacher in the same choking position that killed George Floyd. No-one noticed the irony.
By Randy Hall ~
The “Homeland for Racial Justice.” Sound like a neutral journalistic description? It’s not, but that’s how The New York Times described an area in Seattle taken over by protesters. Instead of battling for control of the entire city, law enforcement officials allowed demonstrators to establish a “police-free” autonomous zone, a move praised by a reporter for the New York Times but slammed by President Trump.
According to an article posted on Thursday by Rudy Takala, a writer and editor for Mediaite, Times correspondent Mike Baker described the result as a “liberated” area that has become a “homeland for racial justice.”
Takala quoted Baker as stating:
Facing a growing backlash over its dispersal tactics in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, the Seattle Police Department this week offered a concession.
Officers would abandon their precinct, board up the windows and let the protesters have free rein outside.
The Times reporter noted that the police precinct is now called the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or CHAZ.
Once police abandoned the area, protesters on June 8 “reversed the barricades to shield the liberated streets and laid claim to several city blocks,” Baker stated before describing the situation as “part street festival, part commune” and “a homeland for racial justice.”
“This space is now property of the Seattle people,” read a banner on the front entrance of the now-empty police station. Meanwhile, the Times correspondent noted, one block had a designated smoking area while another provided a medic station. Of course, the “No Cop Co-op,” distributed free plastic bottles of La Croix sparkling water or a snack.
“No currency was accepted,” Baker continued, “but across the street, in a nod to capitalism, a bustling stand was selling $6 hot dogs. It was dealing in U.S. dollars.” Takala also stated: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed his dismay on Twitter, writing: ‘Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!’’’
It takes a lot to build a civilization, and though it is much easier to destroy a civilization, it takes a lot to do that, too.
No. 1: Victimhood.
The first is victimhood. The more people who regard themselves as victims—as individuals or as a group—the more likely they are to commit evil. People who think of themselves as victims feel that, having been victimized, they are no longer bound by normal moral conventions—especially the moral conventions of their alleged or real oppressors.
Everyone knows this is true. But few confront this truth. Every parent, for example, knows that the child who thinks of him or herself as a perpetual victim is the child most likely to cause and get into trouble. And criminologists report that nearly every murderer in prison thinks of himself as a victim….
No. 2: Demonization.
The second of the four ingredients of this civilization-destroying witches’ brew is demonization—demonizing a group as inherently evil…
No. 3: A Cause to Believe In.
Most Americans throughout American history found great meaning in being American and in being religious—usually Christian. Since World War II, we have lived in a post-Christian, post-nationalist age. Until very recently, Americans would have found the expression “for God and country” deeply meaningful; that term today, on the left, is risible and execrable.
But people need something to believe in. The need for meaning is the greatest human need after the need for food. Leftism, with all its offshoots—feminism, environmentalism, Black Lives Matter, antifa—has filled that vacuum. In Europe, communism, fascism and Nazism filled the hole left by the demise of nationalism and Christianity. Here it is leftism and its offshoots.
No. 4: Lies.
The fourth and most important ingredient necessary for evil is lies. Lies are the root of evil…
Lenin, the father of Soviet Communism, named the Soviet communist newspaper “Truth” (“Pravda”) because truth was what the Communist Party said it was.
The New York Times, CNN and the rest of the mainstream “news” media are becoming our version of Pravda.
Objective truth doesn’t exist on the left. The universities have already declared “objective truth” as essentially an expression of “white privilege.” See what happens to a student who says in class, for example, that “men cannot give birth.”…
That’s how bad it is in America today.
Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist.
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IS THE SPEED of the United States of America’s decline from world supremacy to impending Third World status unprecedented in history? Seems so to me at least. Argentina — once with one of the world’s highest per capita incomes — has certainly become Third World. But that took nearly a century and it never came even close to the preeminence achieved by the US. Believe me when I say that the US — assuming it stays United — is headed the same way as Argentina.
- A country which recently had a Black president who kept all the loot for his own tribe and cronies
- A country that fights over spoils on an ethnic basis
- A country in which a President can order the killing of anyone he chooses without legal constraint
- A country whose constitution is ignored as a matter of course
- A country with an increasingly militarised domestic police force
- A country in which emails, phone calls, and text messages can be intercepted without a warrant
- A country whose judges rule not on the basis of the law rather on their political and social preferences
- A country with legislation (NDAA) that allows its military to arrest, imprison, and torture without due process
- A country in which a bankrupt treasury debases the currency
What’s so special about the USA’s decline? To my mind, it’s resulted from marginalising the people who built the country to its former preeminence. In the younger age cohorts, such people are now a minority. A minority whose traditions, achievements, and culture are mocked and denied.
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“With the world distracted by the pandemic’s devastating toll, China has taken a series of aggressive steps in recent weeks to flex its economic, diplomatic and military muscle across the region.
In an interview with Mehr News Agency, Rabbi Weiss
said the Israeli regime was established in Palestine by committing all kinds of crimes against its people, which is a violation of Jewish
religious laws towards fellow human beings, adding that the anti-Zionist Jews support “the return of the entire land to the Palestinian people”
His interview was conducted on the occasion of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe) and on the eve of Quds Day when back in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forcibly evicted from their homeland
and Israel proclaimed existence. The refugees were forced to seek refuge
in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, often without citizenship being granted.
Here is the full text of his interview:
Morteza Rahmani: 72 years have passed since the
Israeli regime’s occupation of the Palestinian lands; where is the
regime standing today in terms of identity as well as the political and
Rabbi Weiss: Before I answer the question I’d like
to state our viewpoint as traditionally Orthodox Jews. We oppose Zionism because it is an anti-Jewish philosophy of building a sovereign homeland for Jews while in a divinely decreed exile, which is forbidden
by the Jewish religion. Also, this homeland was established in Palestine
by committing all kinds of crimes against its people, which is a violation of Jewish religious laws towards fellow human beings. We don’t support “two states for two peoples”; we support the return of the entire land to the Palestinian people. We believe that peaceful
non-militant Jews will be able to live under a Palestinian state in peace.