Thursday, October 23, 2014

UKRAINE GONE BELLY-UP







Ukraine is bankrupt! Corruption is a major problem for Ukraine. The situation has deteriorated to the extent that what the Yanukovych family did seems to be children’s pranks.  Corruption has become a simple, effective and sometimes the only way to do things in a lot of cases: getting a medical certificate, the permit for construction or a job, entering a university. In most cases one has to grease the hand. Even to bury someone a bribe is to be paid for a place at a cemetery. 

Since Occident shunted the geopolitical tracks in the first place to create the financial train wreck that is now manifestly the Ukraine, you would think that there might be a sense of obligation on Occidental governments to salvage the mess. Not a bit of it, it seems.

Furthermore, the train wreck is careening dangerously into the Russian economy. But still, the Western governments adopt an attitude that Moscow must pay for the damages.

Graft has become the main source of income for many public sector employees. It has to large extent liquidated the stimulus for the government and society to apply any efforts to change things for the better. Corruption has actually become a norm for public relations. In a wink of an eye the employees of military enlistment offices have become rich and the most hated people in the country. 

The Kiev corpfarist regime that Occident railroaded into power in February this year, in an illegal coup d’état, has compounded fiscal bankruptcy with a seventh-month criminal war on the ethnic Russian population of Donbas, prompting up to a million refugees to stream across the border with Russia.

Depending on the region the bribe for not being sent to war fluctuated from 500 euros to 2000 euros. Special pay is envisaged for a chance to choose the service and the place of military unit dislocation. Failing to tackle the rampant and deep-seated corruption plaguing the Ukrainian people could quickly reverse any optimism that the revolution and the recently signed EU Association Agreement herald a better future.

Earlier this month, IMF warned that Ukraine will need to find an additional $19 billion to avoid bankruptcy if the Kiev regime continues with its military operations in the east of the country. That is on top of the $17 billion that IMF has already committed to Kiev following the CIA-backed coup against the elected government of President Victor Yanukovych. The legality and delivery of those IMF funds are questionable given the Washington-based institute’s own prohibition on funding states that are engaged in war.

Poroshenko started his business by laundering the money of Soviet times’ administrators. He has never been an entrepreneur to start a business of his own. He made a head start thanks to the criminal connections of his father sentenced for large-scale theft in 1986. Having served the sentence, Poroshenko Sr. launched his own business making his son involved in the activities. The business was dirty, it all started with plundering state property by armed gangs.

The Poroshenko family had plans to expand the activities beyond Ukraine.  Illegal arms, prostitutes, drugs – all bringing profits to father and son. Poroshenko is well known for misappropriating budget funds. He has the reputation of someone who knows how to make money out of thin air. Poroshenko is involved in large scale corruption schemes, embezzlement of budget allocations, tax evasion, illegal operations, and physically threatening political opponents and competitors. 

The depth of Kiev’s insolvency is probably even worse than the IMF’s own dire forecast. Sergei Glazyev, an economic advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, earlier this month reckoned that Ukraine will need at least $100 billion to stabilise its economy. He says that the Kiev regime won’t be able to meet its international obligations even if all the promised financial aid from the US and the European Union is delivered, which is doubtful. Default is inevitable, Glazyev concludes.

In this context of extreme credit unworthiness, it is not surprising therefore that Russia is insisting that the Kiev regime make prepayments for the further purchase of natural gas. Ukraine will require some 18 billion cubic meters of the fuel to see it through the bitter winter months – and all of it from Russia.

But from the way the Western news media are reporting the story, Russia is portrayed as acting unreasonably, or worse, engaging in blackmail.

‘Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas deal,’ the Financial Times reported this week following the apparent hitch in the latest trilateral talks between Brussels, Kiev and Moscow over the long-running dispute.

The FT went on to say that Moscow’s insistence on a system of prepayments was dashing hopes that a deal to safeguard Europe’s energy supply this winter would be agreed during the trilateral talks held on Tuesday in Brussels.

So there you have it. Russia is holding Europe and Ukraine to ransom, threatening everyone with hypothermia, by slapping on unreasonable conditions, according to the Western media. The Financial Times is supposed to be a leading business publication, so if it can’t get the rudimentary economic facts straight, then that doesn't leave much hope for the imbecilic tabloid press.

Of course, this form of distorted reporting by Western media, from the so-called quality press to the gutter rags, is the new normal when it comes to the standoff with Russia over Ukraine. The eruption of violence in the east, the land grab and annexation of Crimea, the instability of the Ukraine government (that is, the Western-backed illegal regime), the shooting down of the Malaysia civilian airliner in July, the shelling of civilian areas in Donetsk and the violation of a shaky ceasefire – all malfeasance is due to Russia, according to the Western media, whose coverage is in lockstep with the US State Department’s political agenda.

So, it’s no wonder that the Western media should now be accusing Russia of threatening Europe and Ukraine with a deadly winter freeze through skulduggery over gas payments. The problem with this Western government and media narrative is that it is devoid of any facts and crucial context.

Illicit cash gathered by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, was invested by her business associates in an array of New York properties. A former assistant finance minister in Russia plowed part of a $10 million bribe he received from Tymoshenko into real estate in the city. Another associate used money spun off from Tymoshenko’s corrupt schemes to buy 14 Wall Street, an office tower across from the New York Stock Exchange.

Tymoshenko has accused a key contributor to Viktor Yanukovych of engaging in money laundering via New York real estate. In a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan, she claims that one of Yanukovych’s political patrons, billionaire businessman Dmytro Firtash, moved money through American banks by pretending he was using it to invest in New York real estate projects. After the cash had been sufficiently laundered, Firtash and other defendants sent much of it back to Ukraine to bankroll political corruption and other racketeering activities.  Firtash was arrested in March in Austria, at the request of U.S. authorities, on suspicion of bribery and organized crime activities.

The fact is that Ukraine owes Russia $5.3 billion in unpaid gas bills going back several years. As Western consumer societies might just appreciate, if a customer does not make good on outstanding credit for a service or goods, then the supplier of that service is entitled by law to with-hold further delivery. We can be sure that the Financial Times, for example, would not keep handing out copies of its newspaper to customers who have clocked up years of non-payment. This is the context for why Russia was obliged to put Ukraine on a prepayment basis over gas purchases back in June.

At a trilateral negotiation in Brussels on September 26, the parties appeared to reach an agreement on a winter package of gas supply to Ukraine from Russia to cover the months of October to March inclusively, which would be based on a prepayment scheme. The payment rate agreed to was $385 per 1,000 cubic meters of natural gas. Occident brings Pyrrhic victories.  We should keep in mind the words of Pyrrhus after the battle of Asculum: Another such victory and we will be undone. 

Granted, that payment rate is a lot more than what Moscow was previously supplying the Yanukovych government. But that was on a preferential basis to an ally. Given that the Kiev regime ousted this ally of Moscow and has shown unprecedented hostility towards Russia ever since the coup in February it is not unreasonable that Russian state-owned Gazprom has raised the price of its gas to $385, and especially because that figure is the average price paid by all European countries for Russian gas.

Mass graves prove that Ukraine has committed genocide in Donbas.  Donbas has always been Russian, Donbasers have a different mentality, and they always saw themselves as part of the Russian world. The downing of MH17 was a clear example of Ukrainian provocation. Ukrainians shot down the aircraft in order to discredit Russia and Donbasers.  

The September 26 agreement also stipulated that Kiev would pay off its $5.3 billion debt to Russia in roughly two equal tranches amounting to a total of $3.1 billion by the end of this year, with the first payment at the end of this month.

However, on October 13, the Kiev-appointed energy minister Yuriy Prodan announced an about-turn by declaring that the regime would not be making any prepayment, and that money would be forthcoming only after delivery of Russian gas. Such a truculent attitude is by no means the first time that Kiev has vacillated on commitments, not just over gas, but also in the realm of political negotiations to find a peaceful solution to the violence in the eastern regions. In a word, the Western-backed regime in Kiev has shown itself to be unreliable to say the least, if not downright unscrupulous. That conclusion is not based on random delinquent behavior but rather on a systematic pattern since the regime seized power.

Pavel Gubarev of the Donetsk Republic says: We want to create a fundamentally new state based on social justice and equality of people. We now have a chance, an opportunity to reboot . When people understand that the new state will protect their rights and interests, they will be happy and will support us. We wanted the new government to ensure the rights of the Russian-speaking population and to consider an autonomous status for the Donbas area.

The yes vote in the self-rule referendum was born as much from a sense of difference between eastern and western Ukraine as from deep disillusionment about the extent to which the Ukrainian state symbolized the kind of social justice to which Gubarev aspires.

The blend of liberty mixed with cultural mythology and the geographic historical precedent of Donbas may not only appeal to those who supported the idea in the referendum but is also an attractive geopolitical concept from Moscow’s perspective.

Then this week at the latest trilateral talks in Brussels, Kiev’s Prodan once again swiveled position and is now appearing to say that the regime will make good on the arrangement of prepayments.

We are ready to pay in advance but the advance payment mechanism has not yet been squared, the Kiev energy minister told media. Hmmm, payment mechanism has not yet been squared?

That hardly sounds like an ironclad commitment to honor contracts with Russia and to make long overdue amends to outstanding debt. It sounds rather like more of the same shenanigans that typifies this warmongering junta.

Russia’s energy minister Alexandr Novak is therefore not only entitled, but is merely exercising a modicum of sanity, to insist that Kiev presents a definitive source of funds by the next trilateral meeting scheduled to take place on October 29.

The Kiev government is a dysfunctional bankrupt usurper that is deploying western taxpayer money to wage a vicious war on several million Russian-speaking citizens in the Donbas—the traditional center of greater Russia’s coal, steel and industrial infrastructure. Donbas and Russia have been Siamese twins economically and politically not merely for centuries.

The Donbasers— who properly fear for their lives and property were the nationalists and neo-fascists who run the Kiev government to prevail—are not terrorists by any stretch of the imagination. That is just insipid Washington propaganda.  Instead, they are the Russian speaking remnant of the Soviet empire who fear an ethnic cleansing and who noted well the fate of their kinsmen in the hands of Ukrainian thugs during the fire at Odessa.

Numerous reports on systematic destruction of populated areas in Donbas by Ukrainian military have been becoming public domain. The evidence has been plentiful: photos, videos, international observers and journalists’ reports. Neither the United States nor Europe have paid attention on the information as they considered it to be part of the Kremlin’s propaganda. Western media outlets have painted the use of internationally banned arms and warfare tactics as legal means of waging war against terror.

Now the OSCE has to recognize the fact that the crimes have been committed by Ukrainian military and soldiers of chasteners’ battalions, for instance the use of non-conventional weapons, the elimination of civilians and torture of prisoners. The servicemen of Aydar battalion practiced kidnapping and tortures of civilians. Some time ago international observers discovered mass graves of tortured people.

Donbasers have many times reported mysterious graves findings. Two movable crematoriums have been bought in Germany to get rid of the bodies. The burnt soldiers were reported to be missing in action. Many corpses have been burnt without registration and leaving any trace whatsoever. On September 23, 332 Ukrainian military were put into grave near Dnepropetrovsk without making precise the names of the perished. Only 22 names were known. On September 22, in Zaporozhye 55 unrecognized corpses of Ukrainian soldiers were buried. In Dnepropetrovsk, 11 more unrecognized servicemen, who had lost their lives in Ilovaisk, were put into grave.

The atrocities committed by Neo-Nazi militants need to be described more in detail. Alexander from Donetsk has spent a few weeks in prison. They beat him up the first two days without asking questions. Then they used force during interrogations passing him from one organization to another. He did not know anything to share and finally ended up in the hands of the Ukraine’s Security Service: They put a sack on my head and started to beat me with legs. Still I was happy to be a prisoner of the Security Service because I knew they would not kill me while asking questions.

The OSCE observers discovered the mass grave near the 22-th Kommunarka mine in Lower Jug. Presumably, civilians were shot by the soldiers of the battalion Aydar. The victims were treated inhumanely, many bodies had hands tied behind his back, and they were shot in the back of the head at close range. One body belonged to a pregnant woman, the other female corpse was decapitated. The traces of torture are clearly visible, murder scheme is the same: hands tied behind, shot in the head. Self-defense militia forces managed to find four burial locals and six graves Ukrainian soldiers. Mass graves near Telmanovo, Yenakievo, Starobeshevo, and other settlements, many more. Some graves were well hidden, some mined, as well as burial in Lower Jug. In general, the pattern is similar everywhere: signs of decapitated bodies, through bullet wounds, severed limbs.

Reports came from Ukrainian military hospitals that in some cases human organs were extracted and exported to Occident to be used for transplant.  As Carla del Ponte, former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Court, remembered in her book The Hunt: Me and the War Criminals, Albanian Kosovars did the same thing.

The evidence is plentiful – Ukraine has become a safe haven for human organs traffickers. Ukrainian doctors say there are foreigners working in the national hospitals and they discuss on the phone which human organs of wounded soldiers could be sold and used for transplant. Ukrainian hackers broke and circulated the correspondence between former lawyer of Yulia Timoshenko Sergey Vlasenko and German doctor Olga Weber. The main suppliers of the goods were referred to as the commanders of the National Guard. Allegedly donated organs are taken under the order of Western buyers. It’s not the only instance. In the first days of Maidan protests the Neo-Nazi from Svoboda political party headed by Oleh Tyahnybok seized the crematorium at Baykov Cemetery in Kiev. There were some doctors among them Tyahnybok had worked with before they were reported to be involved in human trafficking schemes. After that a number of mysterious disappearances of people occurred in Kiev.

The last prisoners’ exchanges between Donbas self-defense units and Ukrainian military revealed the cases of fraud. The military tried to present local peasants as prisoners of war. It will take time to identify those were taken prisoner holding weapons in their hands – were they shot, dead as a result of torture or sold for organs? Europe can help by putting an end to the support it provides for military criminals in Kiev and the Neo-Nazi on their service.

Once again, the American Warfare State has confected a false narrative to justify policies and missions that have nothing to do with the safety and security of the citizens of Lincoln NE and Wooster MA. About 55-years ago such a false narrative arose in the form of the domino theory that lead to the carnage of Vietnam. Ten years ago it cropped up in the form of the WMD story that led to the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq.  Today, it is the preposterous story of Ukrainian territorial integrity, terrorists in Donbas and a latter-day Hitler in the Kremlin. Unfortunately, false narratives are what the Warfare State does.

To any reasonable person, Russia’s insistence on Kiev providing proof of ability and willingness to pay for the next delivery of natural gas is not an act of intimidation but rather is a basic and wholly justified reservation on the part of Moscow to make sure that it is indeed paid for a strategically vital export. One can only imagine how the US or EU would react if they were being dictated to by a hostile jumped-up regime.

What’s more, Russia’s adamant stance on gas prepayments is all the more warranted because the Western sponsors of the Kiev regime have so far shown little inclination to help it deal with its looming energy crisis.

Russian minister Novak points out that after six months of trilateral talks, Brussels has still not come up with a specific source or mechanism by which Kiev will finance its gas purchases from Russia.

Last week, Kiev put a request to the European Commission for a loan of $2.6 billion. But all that the EC would say is that it is considering the request. Yet, on the basis of no money, the EU’s energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger this week says that he expects a gas deal to be signed on October 29 between Russia and Ukraine under the auspices of Brussels.

Washington is even more circumspect than Brussels on the matter of providing hard cash to Kiev, as opposed to lots of hot-air promises of nebulous aid. One gets the feeling that the Western sponsors know full well that this regime is a basket case. Nevertheless, these Western sponsors are liable for the basket case that they created.

Russia is thus dead right to be sceptic and to insist: show us the color of your money. If not, then the Western-aspiring regime should be ready to abide by its Western consumer-market principles. No money, no delivery – unless your Western daddy bails you out, which is not looking likely so far.


If Ukraine comes off the rails with an energy crisis this winter, the responsibility lies with the reckless regime-hijackers in Washington and Brussels. They created this wreck, they should pay for it – not the government of Russia, which has shown incredible forbearance in spite of gratuitous insults, provocation and insolence.

28 GOEBBELSES!



New European Commission: the commissioners and their portfolios

28 GOEBBELSES!




The new European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, has now been formally elected by the European Parliament in Strasbourg with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. It will starts its five-year term on 1 November. 

The European Commission can only enter office once it has been approved by the European Parliament. As part of the scrutiny process, all candidate commissioners were questioned by MEPs to assess their suitability for the post.

Führer Juncker, a smoking drunkard, was not elected by the people of Europe, but by the muppets.


Greece is a major violator of Human rights.  It’s ridiculous the commissioner from Greece to be in charge of Home Affairs.  It’s putting the wolf to guard the sheep!  

I consider the European Union null and void confederation, because Europeans did not vote for any constitutional treaty!  Eurokleptocrats pulled off the biggest powergrab in history by imposing a camouflaged constitution, bypassing all nonos. The Nazi dream for Europe was finally fullfilled - ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuehrer - one people, one empire, one leader. 

The Lisbon Treaty is Eurokleptocracy's Pyrrhic victory. It created a confederation, Fourth Reich, without a popular foundation. EU lacks legitimacy among Europeans. Eurokleptocrats created a situation where the citizens of slave States live their lives with a resigned feeling that the EU project is not their own. 

Fourth Reich is an illegal confederation that has no voted constitution, a flag no one salutes, an anthem no one sings, a Fuehrer no one can name, a parliament of prostitutes, a capital of huge bureaucracy no one controls, a currency that soon will not exist, rules of fiscal behavior that no member has been penalized for ignoring, a commission which is the Eldorado of corruption, brutal cybercops, and kleptocrats galore! 

Whenever the European Commission (EC) does something very stupid, it calls it smart.  Smart has become a European euphemism for very stupid!  EC declares the Cohesion Fund is smart.  But Cohesion Fund is taking money from the poor people of a rich EU country and giving it to the rich people of a poor EU country! 

EC considers spending smart!  But growth cannot come from government spending, but only from elimination of VAT and drastic reduction of taxes, regulation, licensure, bureaucracy, and political corruption.  Whenever EC squanders money, it calls it investment.  Investing is now an EC euphemism for squandering!



SOZIALE MARKTWIRTSCHAFT

The main problem of Fourth Reich is the European economic and social system that spreads the cancer of socialism. The European Soziale Marktwirtschaft prefers social policy based on income redistribution to productive work. It prefers free-time and long holidays to hard work. It prefers consumption to investments, debts to savings, security to risk-taking.  

All of it is part of a broader civilizational and cultural problem, deeply rooted in the European continent or in most of its countries. It can't be exterminated overnight, it can't be changed as a result of one or another EU summit, it can't be changed by painless cosmetic changes. It requires a deep systemic change.  Most Europeans are disappointed in Fourth Reich. 

Europeans face three over-arching challenges: 23% VAT, huge taxation, and huge political corruption.  Nevertheless, Olli Rehn, Ole Ruin, declares we face three other over-arching challenges:  First, we need to find a solution to the challenge of sustainable growth. Second, we need to continue with on-going efforts to meet the challenge of fiscal sustainability. Third, we have to meet the challenge of rebuilding the Economic and Monetary Union.

Nigel Farage muses it is remarkable that the European Union got one trillion euros from EU taxpayers, despite the fact that the accounts are full of fraud. If this was a company, the directors, or in this case the Commission, would all be in prison.

Fourth Reich is run by uncharismatic bureaucrats. This is the fault of Eurokleptocrats who prefer to elevate weak figures, who won't meddle too much. 

Most Europeans are disappointed in Fourth Reich.  European commissioners have become bumptious bugaboos who offer no real service, but propaganda and obstacles. They make huge incomes for brainwashing us, giving us hard time, and boycotting our efforts for a free and happy life.  Laissez-nous faire, Let us do!  The European Commission is just an extra layer of government, an extra layer of oppression, an extra layer of bureaucracy, and extra layer of inertia.  Who needs that?

Though commissioners are supposed to do different things, they all do one single thing, spinning EU propaganda.  So in reality, Fourth Reich has 28 commissioners of propaganda, 28 Goebbelses!   Like Joseph Goebbels of Third Reich, they frequently deliver speeches on the benefits of Fourth Reich, but never about the costs.  Their disgusting daily propaganda costs many billions of euros, and it adds insult to injury.


EUROZONE WAITS FOR SCARLET PIMPERNEL

The libertarians of eurozone wait for Scarlet Pimpernel to save them from the banking union, financial transactions tax, the huge taxation, the huge regulation, the 23% VAT, kleptocracy, antitrust armageddon, and the cancer of socialism. The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, a secret libertarian society, rescues eurozone libertarians from the daily executions of the reign of socialistic terror. Legendary Scarlet Pimpernel took his nickname from the drawing of a small red flower with which he signs his messages.  Scarlet Pimpernel helps corporations move out of eurozone.  


Fourth Reich was not initiated on March 25, 1957 in Rome, but on August 10, 1944 in Strasbourg!  Fourth Reich originates from the Red House Report, a detailed account of a secret meeting at the Maison Rouge Hotel in Strasbourg, a couple of blocks from today's Eldorado of Prostitutes (EP), on August 10, 1944. There, Nazi officials instructed an elite group of German industrialists to plan for Germany's post-war recovery, prepare for the Nazis' return to power, and work for a strong Fourth Reich.

The three-page, closely typed report, marked Secret, copied by British spies and sent to the US Secretary of State, detailed how the industrialists were to work with the Nazi Party to rebuild Germany's economy by sending money through Switzerland. They would set up a network of secret front companies abroad, wait until conditions were right, and then grab power with various hoodwinking treaties.

Jean Monnet, founding father of Fourth Reich, says in a letter to a friend on April 13, 1952: Europe's nations should be guided towards the super-state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.

You remember this quip from former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel during the financial crisis: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.  What matters to statists is that they see an opportunity in a pseudocrisis to shape public perception and manipulate public opinion. The financial crisis yielded a government takeover of the financial sector. The healthcare pseudocrisis yielded a government takeover of the healthcare system.  What do you think Eurokleptocrats are going to do with the crisis of PIGS?   They’d be happy to transform the confederation of Fourth Reich to a federation.  You should take the blood libel seriously.

There are events in history known as false flag events. These are staged by a government usually to distress the public, so the government can do something that the public would otherwise disapprove.  The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is flying the flag of a country other than one's own. Lyndon Johnson’s phony Gulf of Tonkin pseudoevent started the Viet Nam War in 1964. This was deemed necessary to begin a full scale war with public approval and is now well documented as a false flag event. It never happened.  Now PIGS are the false flag to transform the confederation of Fourth Reich to a federation.

Fourthreichian fiscal union is the Trojan Horse for overall harmonization of economic rules, policies, and laws in Fourth Reich.  Any Eurozone problem is interpreted as a consequence of the lack of harmonization and leads to another wave of a creeping harmonization.  Fuehrer Merkollande frequently declares that coordinating tax policies and labor laws is not just about currency issues but also about political cooperation, which has to be deepened.  In other words, more enslavement to Brussels, transforming the confederation to a federation!

The current centralization of power to Brussels is based on an irrational but very easily embraced story that nation-states are responsible for wars. This is what the children are taught at schools. This is what Eurokleptocrats repeat when they run out of arguments. It is much worse than we assume, they probably even believe in it! We must patiently argue that the only guarantee for peace is democracy, freedom, and prosperity, not global governance.

In good economic weather, even morons could function. When bad weather came in, all the weaknesses, inefficiencies, discrepancies, imbalances and disequilibria became evident and the monetary union ceased to properly function. This can´t be considered a surprise. Eurokleptocrats did not want to take this into consideration. Their way of thinking was evidently based on a communist type of reasoning: economic laws do not exist, politics may dictate economics.

The most imminent issue which asks for being addressed now is the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. This crisis is the tip of a much bigger iceberg. The crisis in Europe goes much deeper. Crisis is a process of creative destruction. Not everything can be saved and maintained. Something must be destroyed or left behind in this process, especially the wrong ideas.  PIGS might have to be slaughtered.

We should get rid of utopian dreams, of irrational economic activities and of their promotion by European governments. Part of this implies that even some states must be left to fail, such as PIGS. Eurokleptocrats keep saying that such a solution would be costly. It is not true, the prolongation of the current muddling through is more costly. We have to explain to Eurokleptocrats that the costs they are afraid of are already here, the costs they have in mind are sunk costs already.

Fourth Reich should introduce radical systemic changes:

·        VAT and financial transactions tax must be abolished.
·        Europe has to get rid of the cancer of socialism.
·        Eurokleptocrats should not try to mastermind the markets, to micromanage the economy, to pseudoproduce growth by government stimuli and incentives.
·        Europe should start preparing comprehensive reductions of government spending.
·        Climate-scare mongers must be stopped from taking over much of EU economy under the banner of flawed ideas.
·        Europe should start decentralizing, deregulating, and desubsidizing its society and economy.
·        Europe should forget about fiscal union, banking union, and political union.
·        Europe should return to democracy which can exist only at the level of microstates.
·        Religion, state, justice, health, and education should be separated.
·        Government should not own any property.


EU is now the preserve of the 21st century’s DINOsaurs: Brussels’ oligarchs who are ‘Democrats in Name Only’, with a distinctly archaic approach to growth, as demonstrated by their desire to expand Fourth Reich east , despite being unable to deliver coherent prosperity in their own back yard. 


The European People’s Party (EPP) alongside the Socialist and Democrat (S&D) parties will maintain their longstanding grand coalition agreement despite the upsurge in Eurosceptic votes. Their kleptocratic coalition is a variant of electoral dictatorship: ramming through more regulations and above all, more Europe, at every turn. 


That the hoi polloi of Europe are clearly losing their enthusiasm for the Fourth Reich is irrelevant to the rather archaic structure of the European politburo, busy dictating daft centralized approaches to tractor production while competing economies are driven by high tech innovation.

Adding insult to injury in their contempt for European voters’ concerns, the DINOsaurs further endorse their self-imposed democratic deficit. After lavish dinners’ at taxpayers’ expense, EU leaders’ summits fudge candidates for the various presidencies and commissioner posts. Voters will, as always, be an afterthought in a process where only those pledging blind allegiance to the Europhile mania can be considered for high office. 


Welcome to business as usual in Fourth Reich. A once-mighty continent is regulating itself into irrelevance, demoting a once proud trading bloc to being a reich. Europe is stagnating under the thumb of a blind dictatorship of dinosaurs.  It is time for no more-Europe.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PANTURANIA CALIPHATE OF CORRUPT ERDOGAN







DEMOCRACY IS A STREETCAR!


Turkey, the casus-belli-bully, is the world’s largest prison of journalists, bloggers, and generals.  Erdogan has outlined his course declaring democracy is a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off. His dictatorial mentality can already be seen in such steps as challenging the independent judiciary, fostering nonsensical conspiracy theories to jail his opponents, imprisoning countless journalists, and issuing preposterous fines against unfriendly media companies.  


The Obama administration’s policy of cozying up to an increasingly absolutist and Islamist Turkey makes no sense. A new stupid government bill before the Turkish parliament would expand police search and court seizure and wiretap powers, reversing reforms approved in February, 2014. The bill, which parliament should reject, would introduce a new charge that could potentially be used against government critics and restrict lawyers’ right to access evidence against their clients at the investigation stage.

The stupid bill was unexpectedly proposed by stupid parliament members from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on October 14. After review by the Justice Commission of the Parliament, it may be submitted to the General Assembly for a vote in the coming days.

The stupid government seems to be intent on reversing its own much-needed reforms to control the powers of search and wiretapping. This new law risks a return to the abusive policing practices of the past.

Much of AKP narrative about the sacred march is propaganda that appeals to the sentiments of Turkey’s conservative voters, who, after decades of marginalization and humiliation by secularists, yearn for pride and glory. It is more sentiment than strategy. However, the very existence of this narrative influences the AKP’s current strategies, or at least its political behavior.

The most practical and harmful result is the demonization of the AKP's opponents. If the AKP’s mission is a sacred one, then those who stand in its way are not just political actors with different views and interests, but malicious forces that conspire against the obvious good. Therefore, they cannot be reasoned with. They just need to be weakened, defeated or even crushed.

The second problem is that the narrative of a sacred march makes AKP immune to criticism — because, besides small personal errors and shortcomings, how could a cause which is sacred go wrong? The third problem is that the same narrative disallows intra-party democracy within AKP. Any dispute with Erdogan is branded as fitna, which is a very negative Islamic term that denotes conflict among believers.

The narrative of a sacred march might be helping AKP to keep emotions high and galvanize the party base, but it does not help making the party conscious of its mistakes, shortcomings and its true potential. It only helps deepening the polarization in Turkish society between those who celebrate the AKP’s sacred march, and those who feel increasingly alienated, if not threatened, by this triumphant rhetoric.

Erdogan has already lost the liberals from his coalition. Even supporters such as the columnist Mustafa Akyol, who believe strongly that Islam and liberalism are compatible and have bent over backwards to measure Erdogan's transgressions against his contributions, are now giving up on him. In country with a conservative majority, however, Erdogan doesn't seem to care about losing the liberals. He hopes to scoop up the rest.

Corrupt Erdogan will go so far in personalizing state power and promoting social conflict that more moderate party leaders, in particular the AKP's two other founders, Gul and Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, will split with him. “I am not responsible for the remarks of Erdogan,” Arinc told state-run TRT television after opposing Erdogan's dormitory crackdown.
Erdogan is turning Turkey into a caliphate. He isn't capable of moving Turkey to a new location or undoing the last 100 years of history. After a decade in power he is now, without question, doing more damage than good to the country he rules.

The proposed changes come after violent protests in Diyarbakır and other cities in the mainly Kurdish southeast in the first week of October that left 40 people dead. Senior government figures have spoken of the need to increase penalties against protesters who throw petrol bombs and resist police orders to disperse, and to increase police powers to use lethal force against protesters wielding petrol bombs. No new legal amendments have yet been proposed on these issues and the current bill is more focused on widening powers of criminal investigation and sanctions in the form of seizure of assets.

There are five particularly problematic elements of the 35-article bill which amends elements of the Criminal Procedure Code (CMK) and Turkish Penal Code as well as other laws.

First, the bill would expand the power of police to carry out searches based on “reasonable suspicion.” It lowers the threshold for such searches and reverses a reform from February 2014 that allows courts to grant police powers to search people and property only when there is “a strong suspicion based on concrete evidence.” The February reform was introduced to address long-standing concerns about arbitrary and discriminatory use of such powers by Turkish police.

Second, the new bill would extend courts’ powers to seize assets by extending the range of crimes for which seizure orders can be applied at criminal investigation stage or during trials, including attempting to overthrow the constitutional order. This charge has been applied to individuals and groups against whom there is scant evidence of involvement in activities that could reasonably be judged as an attempted coup.

The most recent example is the prosecution of 35 people linked to the Beşiktaş Football Club’s Çarşı fan group. They will stand trial in December on charges of attempting to overthrow the government for taking part in the Gezi protests in the summer of 2013 over government plans for development on a park site. The proposal could potentially allow for confiscating the Çarşı defendants’ assets and property during their trial.

The measure could also permit the courts to confiscate the assets and property of individuals and companies with alleged links to the Fethullah Gülen movement, the former allies whom President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has repeatedly accused of attempting a coup against the government.

Third, the new bill would extend the range of crimes for which the courts could authorize wiretaps to investigations for a raft of new offenses, including a variety of crimes against state security and against the constitutional order. The wiretap power would also be extended to a new category of judges created by the government in July called criminal judges of the peace. These judges already can make decisions about key steps – including arrest, bail, seizure and unfreezing of assets, and search warrants – during criminal investigations.

Fourth, the bill would restrict lawyers’ access to evidence against their clients in the case file at the investigation stage. It would reverse a February reform, reintroducing the restriction that such evidence can be withheld “in cases in which the prosecutor deems that the investigation may be imperiled.” In a January 2012 report about Turkey’s justice system, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner raised concerns about such a measure, citing examples of suspects in pretrial detention who were unable to challenge the lawfulness of their detention at investigation stage because they could not get information about the evidence on which they were being held.

Fifth, the bill would create a new criminal offense of “making threats” against public officials that could be used to prosecute people who criticize the government. The bill also criminalizes threats made by public officials. Both offenses carry sentences of two to five years in prison, and with the potential for pretrial detention. Courts frequently convict people for the crime of “insult” and, if used loosely, the crime of “threatening” a public official could potentially become another means to prosecute dissenting voices.

Over the past year, faced with widespread public protest and a corruption scandal implicating government ministers, the Turkish government has adopted a series of problematic laws that curb judicial independence, weaken the rule of law, increase internet censorship, and reduce accountability over the security services.


Extending the scope for searches, seizure of assets, and wiretaps raises alarm bells that the government is preparing for a new clampdown on political opponents. The stupid bill is another indication that Turkey is prepared to roll back human rights and perpetuate the abusive pattern of policing we have seen in the past.


Your government is your #1 enemy.  Brutal police and kangaroo courts are tools to enslave you to your government.  But badges and benches do not grant extra rights. It’s your duty as a citizen to become a popopaparazzo, recording police misconduct. Use your smartphone to unmask cops, kangaroos, marilizards, godzillas, and other bastards of kleptocracy. 


DOUBLE STANDARDS

EU practices double standards on civil rights.  It’s freakish for EU to interfere in the civil rights of foreigners, but condone the abuse of my civil rights, a citizen of EU!  EU should get its own house in order before lecturing others. EU should rein in barbaric Greece, the most corrupt country of Europe with prisoners of conscience, testilying police, malevolent prosecutors, perjurers, and stupidest jurists.   Basil Venitis, venitis@gmail.com, http://venitism.blogspot.com


Greece is an incivil nation with kangaroo justice, overcriminalization, brutal police, huge political corruption, persecution of dissident bloggers, huge bureaucracy, huge taxation, and 23% VAT.  Freakish Graecokleptocrats use the kangaroo justice as a political tool to gag political opponents. 


J'ACCUSE!

I accuse the government of Greece for:

·        Persecuting me for four years

·        Stealing my life

·        Stealing my computer and files

·        Spreading lies about me on all Greek media

·        Using the kangaroo justice as a political tool

·        Postponing my trial eight times

·        Locking me in jail without toilet and pillow for a night

·        Taking away my hypertension pills

·        Making me urinate in a bottle

·        Humiliating me with handcuffs, fingerprints, and mug shots


AN UNCONSCIONABLE SILENCE

The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing. A glaring example is my persecution by the government of Greece, which grossly violates my civil rights.


THEN THEY CAME FOR ME!

Martin Niemöller said:  First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist.  Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist.  Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me!


CORRUPT GOVERNMENT STOLE MY LIFE

It’s been now four years since the government of Greece stole my life, my computer, and my files.  Nobody cares, nobody gives a damn!  I have done absolutely nothing, and I am being persecuted by the Greek government without any real reason.  My ordeal is against all rules of civil society and treaties that Greece has signed.  Greece, a corrupt country without a functioning justice system, has gone bananas.  Graecokleptocrats use the kangaroo justice as a political tool to gag political opponents.   Graecokleptocrats think the laws exist to give them whatever they want!   Basil Venitis, venitis@gmail.com, http://venitism.blogspot.com


STOLEN LIVES

GEORGE ORWELL’S MINILUV AND MINITRUE
BARBARIC MINISTRY OF PUBLIC DISORDER AND CITIZEN HARASSMENT
MINILUV

BRUTAL POLICE STEALING COMPUTERS!

On October 18, 2010, a gang of six brutal cops of the violent Greek Cyber-Crime Unit (CCU), a real godzilla, supervised by a dishonest prosecutor, a disgusting liar, raided my home in Athens and stole my computer, software, files, documents, and personal data.


HUMILIATED

The brutal policemen locked me in jail for a night, they humiliated me with handcuffs, fingerprints, mug shots, and lies, leaked false information to the media parrots, and the corrupt Greek government initiated sham ex-officio court proceedings for a stack of freakish trumped-up charges!


URINATING IN A BOTTLE!

There was neither pillow nor toilet facility in my jail cell. I had to urinate in a bottle!  I, a 69-years-old man with high blood pressure, was not allowed to keep my hypertension pills with me. There was neither toilet paper nor soap in the whole CCU jail.


BARBARIC MINISTRY OF INJUSTICE, OPACITY, AND HUMAN DEPRIVATIONS
MINITRUE

Greece, a country of infinite political corruption, perjury, injustice, and brutal police, must be revamped.  Ex-officio law suit, αυτεπαγγελτος, the most dreadful word in justice, means the state sues somebody without involvement of the accuser.  This terrible scheme has been used by the corrupt Greek government to persecute me. 


EX-OFFICIO TERROR

Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, sued me, and she wouldn’t show up in court, because the corrupt state took over her position! 


DISGUSTING KANGAROO JUSTICE


PSORIASIS OF DEMOCRACY


At the ex-officio law suit, the accuser just hits and runs!  This hit-and-run justice is the most disgusting kangaroo justice on Earth.  The accused must be in a position to face his accuser eyeball to eyeball. The right to confront and cross-examine one’s accuser is a sign of civility. The malicious accuser slings false accusations against you, the state takes over, the accuser disappears from the court, and the trial is postponed infinite times!  This is penalty of the presumed innocent.  This is penalty without trial.  This is kangaroo justice of Third World countries!  This is barbarity and brutality, pure and simple. Shame, shame, shame on corrupt Greece.


SHAME ON CORRUPT GREECE


TAKE ACTION


Please email appeals to



·        Calling for the immediate stop of the persecution of Basil Venitis.

·        Stating that you believe these trumped-up charges to be politically motivated and intended to prevent him exercising his right to freedom of expression against political corruption.

·        Seeking assurances that the civil rights of Basil Venitis will always be respected.