Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Israel Supported El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua

Israel's Support For the Murderous Regimes of El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua

    America's role in Central America is well known at least among those who have bothered to become informed. Actually in my case I learned about US foreign policy in Latin America in a very memorable fashion. In a darkened church basement while only a child I heard an American Priest and a Nun dramatically recount being tortured and constantly threatened with death by an El Salvadoran Death Squad while their CIA advisor passively watched on. They were lucky to make it out alive but dead American clergy would have been bad press. Not that occasionally even american priests and nuns weren't targeted. Anyway it was an experience that made an impression on me America was involved in pure evil. It aided oppressive regimes like El Salvador and Guatemala which killed hundreds of thousands of people while waging a proxy war on Nicaragua for the crime of attempting to lessen poverty, illiteracy and provide medical care to a populace long neglected by it's ruler Somoza who with a few of his friends owned everything in the country.
    Little mentioned however was the Israeli role in Latin America. Israel was in some cases even more responsible for what happened then the US. In the post Vietnam malaise congress (It seems strange and miraculous to me now) actually managed to put some checks on Reagan's support for Americas Mass Murdering Central American Allies. Guatemala was so bad that the US cut off the majority of it's aid in 1975  after it threatened to invade then british colony Belize. Even a monster like Kissinger relished his chance to take a hypocritical condemnation of the Guatemalan regime (He approved even worse in Vietnam and Indonesia where he gave the green light to genocide.) Luckily for Guatemalan Junta and disastrously for it's people Israel stepped in to provide aid and advice. This is a continuation of sorts of my article Israel Apartheid South Africa. It is also based primarily on Jane Hunter's excellent book "Israeli Foreign Policy South Africa and Central America" she was also one of the authors of the Classic "Iran Contra Connection Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the Reagan Era" The other authors were Jonathan Marshall and Peter Dale Scott. I highly recommend both books. It is important to understand how imperialism operates through networks of nations. And ultimately currupt bussinessmen  Israel because of it's ever growing Military Industrial Complex has traditionally stepped in to provide those Pariah states whose crimes made it difficult to support for the US Or Europe.
   Israel's aid to the murderous brutal, and repressive El Salvadoran regime replaced American Aid in 1977. The Carter administration was attempting to link aid to Human rights in an effort to clean up America's unpopular image worldwide after murdering a couple of million people in South East Asia. After the US cut off aid Israel stepped in with 80% with France and Brazil providing the rest. After Reagan's election the US was able to start directly aiding the regime. Israeli aid continued.  To get an Idea of El Salvador watch the excellent largely forgotten  "Salvador"  it fictionalizes the details but provides a good portrayal of how terrifying life was in El Salvador during the 70's and 80's. The Army, the Police and Death Squads run by the few Rich families and big Landowners waged a war on their impoverished populace. The majority of the population lived in terror that they could be picked up tortured and then executed. A state which regarded it's own populace as an Enemy it sought aid and advice from Israel with it's experience oppressing and terrorizing Palestinians.  They were not disappointed. Israel provided helicopters, fighter planes, machine guns, and Assault rifles. They provided sophisticated surveillance equipment and computers that through analyzing utilities Usage could discover illegal meetings. They provided advisers that trained El Salvador's secret police, military and death Squads. Infamous El Salvadoran War Criminals like Roberto D'Aubuisson and Sibgfredo Ochoa were trained by the Israelis. Ochoa once remarked that he preferred Israeli advisers after all the Americans "lost the war in Vietnam"  he praised the Israeli invasion of Lebanon (where Israel collaborated with Fascist death squads in the mass murder of Palestinian refugees) and demanded that El Salvador and the other right wing governments should invade Nicaragua in emulation. Ironically Israel's invasion of Lebanon resulted in Israel's Vietnam and the Creation of their only successful foe Hezbollah. I mention it because the same thing happened in South Africa where the apartheid regime also admired and attempted to emulate Israel's aggressive Foreign policy. Israel seems to have provided bad examples to right wing regimes all over the world back then. The way in which Israel attempted to Terrorize the palestinians into submission was a model it attempted to export across the world. In El Salvador the Israelis's helped devise Project 1000 a plan to settle the 500,000 refugees from the governments's terror Campaign in 1000 Guatemala Style model Villages. This model village tactic is a classic element of Counter-Insurgency warfare the French used it in Algeria the American's in Vietnam and Israel tried a variation of it in the occupied territories. Today however their Tactics would better be described as a Model Prison approach with the Palestinians imprisoned behind high walls. I'll describe Guatemala's model village system in the next section. Much of Israel's aid was under the cover of Agricultural Aid. This a a common tactic as well the US has used the innocuous sounding USAID for crimes all over the world. To give one example USAID shipped portable generators to be used for electric torture to regimes all over the world. Thus Israel provided weapons, training Strategic and economic Guidance that helped the El Salvadorans murder terrorize and exploit their people.
    Israel's relationship with Guatemala was even more integral. This was because Reagan was unable to get approval from Congress to resume military aid. The US would have to wait for the election of phony reformer Cerezo's 1986 election to resume aid. Under Cerezo the world merely pretended things had changed the killings continued, nor was real economic reform allowed to take place. In any case from 1975 till 86 Israel was Guatemala's main Patron. The Guatemalan Government were glad to receive the aid and training minus the obnoxious American hypocrisy about Human Rights. With Israeli advice they were free to Carry out their genocidal War on the Mayan Indians who had despite 400 years of occupation by the spanish Invaders managed to keep their culture surprisingly intact in secrecy. The Maya are one of the planets most fascinating Civilizations. They made advanced achievements in Astronomy and Math but went into decline because of escalating wars between their city states. They did not mysteriously vanish as the popular imagination would have it. There were still Maya cities when Cortez arrived to begin the butchery and enslavement of Mexico and Central America. In the 1980's the campaign of Butchery and enslavement was still going strong.
    Ever since the 1954 coup against Arbenz Guatemala had been ruled by a murderous Junta. The big landowners descendants of the Conquistadors were trying to steal Indian Land. Luckily they had the experts on Land theft Israel to advise them. Israel supplied the weapons and Trainers to Launch brutal attacks on Indian villages. Then the survivors were settled in model villages where they became Slave labor used to grow fancy crops for export. Israel provided the agricultural advice and helped them design the model villages. In addition to having their Labor exploited residents were forced either to inform on their fellow villagers or join so called self defense units forced to go on endless patrols and kill their fellow Maya. If they didn't they were likely to be tortured and or Killed. The new villages were set up so they could be kept under constant surveillance. In addition the Israelis supplied a computer system used to draw up weekly death lists of those targeted for Murder. Over 100,000 people were killed. The Guatemalan military gloried in their victory over the forces of social Progress. When under American pressure Cerezo was elected Israel helped Guatemala to re-establish ties with Western Europe. Germany, France and Belgium reestablished aid to Guatemala. So did the US.
    Israel's relationship with Nicaragua went back to the 30's Anastasio Somoza Garcia helped the Israeli Haganah their pre state militia illegally buy weapons. Interestingly Guatemala was instrumental in passing the partition agreement that created Israel  although Ironically that was when it was ruled by more moderate elements that would be overthrown by the coup forces Israel later came to aid. Israel claimed it owed a debt to Somoza although he was well payed for signing phony end user certificates that allowed the Israeli's to smuggle in the  weapons they would Use to launch what Palestinians call the Nakbah the catastrophe, what Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe correctly labels the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. By slaughtering civilians they were able to create a massive tide of refugees clearing the land for themselves. They then forbid them ever to return. In the late 70's Carter cut off Aid to Somoza's son and successor Anastasio Somoza Debayle. Israel stepped in to supply 98% of Nicaragua's military needs. An american Diplomat at the time observed that Managua looked liked Jerusalem because Somoza's Brutal national guard were all wearing Israeli Berets (and carrying Israeli Uzis and Galil Assault Rifles). Like in El Salvador and Guatemala Israel supplied weapons, Training, Strategic and economic advice.the Carter administration successfully pressured Israel to end their aid either because of some dark scheme by Zbigniew Brzezinski or because His idealistic secretary of state Cyrus Vance won out. Somoza fell soon after in the First Successful Violent Revolution in the America's since Cuba. The Sandanista's took power.
    Like Cuba Nicaragua was to be targeted for the crime of attempting to improve conditions in the country. A violent dictator was deposed, literacy and health improved markedly by American logic this made them dangerous tyrants even though they held elections. The absurd media propaganda of the time pretended tiny Nicaragua posed a threat to the US. Nicaraguans would soon be invading Texas the American people were told. They even made a movie about it Red Dawn. Immediately the US launched plans for proxy war. First there was the so called Secret Team. Because of all the scandals over assassinations, drug dealing, mass murder, coups etc a number of the CIA from the operations (ie covert operations) department were fired first by Nixon then Carter. Some have speculated that this may be one of the causes of watergate. What is clear is that these former CIA helped Reagan get elected against carter. They became the Nucleus of what Became known as the Iran Contra Scandal. They had wide experience running guns and drugs in Asia now they moved to advise the Contras. The Contras were former members of Somoza's Killers in the National Guard. Very similar to what's happening in Syria today they would attack and perform all sorts of horrific atrocities. Contra means Counter revolutionaries. By the way the birth of so called Al Qaeda" they were referred to as mujahadeen was taking place with similar players in Afganistan instead of Cocaine, Heroin and instead of Fascist contras, Jihadis. The contras and the Jihadi's shared a passion For slicing people up. In hindsight the events in Afghanistan should be linked to events in Central America. In both places America sought to turn back the clock.
   Israel's role in the Iran Contra Scandal is little remembered. This is absurd because it was Israeli Arms that were being funneled to both the Contras and the Iranians. Israel hoped to make the Iran Iraq war as destructive as possible and began selling arms to Iran at the beginning of the war. Ironically the Iranian situation is similar to the Nicaraguan one a corrupt brutal American installed dictator was overthrown. Thus the Iranian people were demonized and their enemy Saddam supplied with weapons to launch a brutal invasion. Frankly there is little more disgusting then the American Public's going along with these mindless desires for revenge. The people of Cuba, Iran,and  Nicaragua should have been applauded. Instead they were and are senselessly persecuted. The american mainstream left wasn't quite as gullible back then. Today there are  actually liberal idiots claiming that the Al Qaeda death squads operating in Syria are freedom fighters.  Today the contras would doubtless be hailed as revolutionaries just like people in the west claim the rich fascists in Venezuela want democracy. Back then however Reagan was eventually forbidden from aiding the contras. Reagan was forced to plead with the Israeli's as well as their traitorous arab allies in Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Help. They agreed to the Israeli scheme to overcharge the Iranians and use the proceeds to buy Israeli arms to send to the contras. The Israeli's sent advisers that not only trained but lead the Contra terror raids into Nicaragua hospitals and schools were favorite targets. The US hoped that sending arms might get American hostages released. Ironically the hostages were taken in response to Israels Brutal invasion of Lebanon. (Where hospitals and schools were also targeted) Even more ironically aiding the Contras was a way for Israel to get back in the good graces of the Reagan administration after their brutality had deeply embarrassed Reagan who had given his promise to protect palestinian civilians if Arafat withdrew from Lebanon. They were the people and their children who had fled in the Nakba. They had been slaughtered instead. (To understand the complex Lebanon situation a major cause for the current War on Syria I highly recommend David Hirst's "Beware of Small States Lebanon Battleground of the Middle East.) Even though Reagan was extremely pro Israel with an administration full of Ne-Cons Israel had personally embarrassed him with their Brutal tactics In addition to their complicity in the Massacre of Sabra and Shatila, Israel shelled UN refugee camps killing international Peace keepers. Thus paradoxically to be forgiven for brutally killing civilians America demanded Israel help it brutally kill civilians. Interestingly the Israeli inteligence officer involved David Kimche would later be the Mossad adviser for the greatest murderer of our time and possibly History Paul  Kagame  of Rwanda. (10 million killed in his invasion of the Congo so far) His American adviser was Roger winter. (Both revealed by Keith Harmon Snow)  Eventually a scandal emerged when the illegal weapons shipments were discovered. The American public was shocked to discover that Iran had been sold weapons. Congress was shocked that Reagan had defied the Boland amendment which forbade aid to the contras. The role of Israel was downplayed. The fact that the Contras were smuggling cocaine into the US with CIA assistance was largely covered up. Many of the Iran Contra players went on to play a role in the so called war on terror.  Studying Iran Contra provides a rare glimpse in the tangled web of arms dealing, terrorism, prostituition, banking, drug dealing, and intelligence.
   Thus Israel played a major role in the brutal events in Central America in the 70's and 80's. They provided training, equipment, weapons and advice. They were also deeply involved in the Iran Contra Scandal. I hope I've also shown how in Geopolitics events are linked across the globe. America, Britain France and Israel's games span the globe, events in Africa and the Americas and Eurasia are interlinked. Today it is Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Libya and Ukraine. Then it was south Africa, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iran and Central America. The people of the world must express solidarity in the Face of the Criminal schemes of the US NATO and Israel. Internationalism is the solution to Globalism, Neo-liberalism and Imperialism.  We are all Palestinians we are all Iraqis we are all Greeks. We are the people of eastern Ukraine , we are Syrians. Until we recognize our common humanity we will be doomed to fight each other instead of fighting together to create a better world. We must support those peoples who are resisting empire.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

War in Ukraine

        Civil War in Ukraine NATO's Folly

   The US and NATO seem bent on provoking world war 3. In a dangerous game of brinksmanship they have given the Ukrainian government the green light to violently suppress the protestors demanding a Referendum on their future status within Ukraine. Over the weekend Obama sent the CIA Director John Brennan to advise the Kiev Government on how to suppress unrest in the the east and south. Brennan is notorious for his role setting up the CIA torture program. It really is back to the cold war and the Ukrainians are set to receive treatment which with rare exceptions such as Greece, Yugoslavia, or Ireland is reserved for countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. To save democracy you must destroy democracy. Of course they have already accomplished that with the coup. I doubt this is what the non-fascist elements of Maidan had in mind when they were dreaming of European values though. They are about to see western Values embodied in their truer uglier form Counter Insurgency Warfare. Welcome to the empire Ukraine is destined to join places like Vietnam and Iraq or El Salvador scenes of western backed civil wars.  Between 4 and 12 people have already been killed in the first day of operations. It's like Santiago Chile on September 11 1971 the people have been labeled as Terrorists. Whole cities are slated for a military crackdown. People wait anxiously to be attacked by their own government. In Kiev presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev was beaten by an angry mob of Neo-Nazi thugs while leaving a TV network after an interview.
   The west is basically daring Putin to intervene. In fact in their over the top rhetoric Russia has already invaded Eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile they shamelessly peddle satellite photos from last  August purporting to show Russian forces massing on Ukraine's Eastern borders. The photos have been exposed as fakes but they still refer to them. The same thing happend before the first Iraq war by the way Fake satellite images supposedly showing Iraq was about to invade Saudi Arabia  were spread around the world. To paraphase Kerry you always use a trumped pretext to declare war. The lunatics are running the asylum. The whole world knows Washington is controlled by Wall Street the supreme court recently valiantly came to the defense of the divine right of America's Oligarchs to buy and sell the Nations politicians. Yet what is seldom looked on are the other non-economic aspects of this fact. Wall Street types have been notorious for their rampant drug abuse. Watch the latest  Scorsese film the Wolf of Wall Street where he unintentionally celebrates their irresponsible lifestyle with exuberant glee. These are not the sort of people who are capable of rational decisions. They go from manic delusions of grandeur to helpless paranoia.  The ruling class hasn't been this delusional since the Emperor Caligula's day. While greed and cruelty are the norm with the ruling classes throughout history they never had so many mind altering drugs at their disposal. Just something to think about.
   After all no rational person would engage in Nuclear War. Even if everything went according to plan and the United States succeeded in Murdering around 143 million Russians while shooting down every one of their 1000's of nuclear missiles the effects on the rest of the Planet would be Catastrophic. Tons of Radioactive dust would orbit the planet blocking the sun and Poisoning us all. That is from the western perspective the best case scenario. This would be The greatest Crime in human History. The planet would receive a biblical punishment in return Cancer Rates would skyrocket. Deformed babies would be born at an alarming rate. The DNA of every species on the planet would be damaged. Iraq Libya Yugoslavia these countries already suffer severely from the effects of depleted uranium. I suggest you take a look if you can stand it at the horrrible effects radiation has on these malformed and often stillborn children. As is said this is the best case scenario more likely the whole world would perish within half an hour.
   Whatever the failings of the mass murderers who have served as American presidents the past 70 years at least none of them were so foolish as to listen to those Hawks who advocated war with Russia. Ironically back in the early days of the Cold War it was elements in the US military that advocated Nuclear War.  After all contrary to what we were told in the west where the Military Industrial Complex was loving the money to be made from cold war hysteria Russia's Nuclear forces were quiet weak compared to the west. Still endless Nuclear Brinksmanship by the west forced them to upgrade their nuclear capability. Anyways back then it was the military that pushed for Nuclear War. Most infamous was General Lemay Satirized in the classic Stanley  Kubrik film "Dr. Strangelove" as General Jack D. Ripper. Le May Commanded the US Strategic Nuclear Bombers, he earned his post firebombing Japanese cities during World War 2. He was a strong advocate of the idea that America should launch a Pre-emptive Nuclear strike on Russia. Since he wasn't getting his way he decided to see if he could provoke the Russians into starting a war by making them think they were about to be bombed. He would send his  bombers into Russian airspace trying to provoke a response.
  Today on the other hand Professor Peter Dale Scott has observed that the politicians are even more belligerent then the military these days. In both Iran and Syria for example the military had to explain the disastrous results of the planned wars to the Bush and Obama administrations. In case your wondering Iran would be able to sink the fleet deployed to the persian Gulf causing 20,000 US NATO casualties on the first day as well as the ability to say set Arabia's Oil fields ablaze. (From  Old Mahdi Darius Articles on US Nato Wargames simulating war with Iran. Ca 2007 ) Plus Russia and China have threatened to intervene on Iran's Behalf. Attacking Syria would have lead to wider war according to Seymour Hersh's recent article the military said "the Middle East would go up in a puff of smoke. " Syria was Putin's red lin and unkike Obama he wasn't bluffing, So why if America's military planners realize that Russia was not bluffing in Syria do these people think it is a good Idea to provoke him so close to home. As an aside how funny that a recent survey showed that the less an American knew about the geographic location of Ukraine (right on Russia's doorstep) the more likely they were to favor intervention. Ignorance is strength as Orwell used to say.
   The question is whether Russia will decide to intervene or whether they will forced to watch as Western Ukraine launches a Counter insurgency war against Eastern Ukraine. As I said Brennan slipped into Kiev under a fake name to meet with the thieves, fascists, and thugs the Brown revolution to power. He met with heads of the military, police intelligence. As Philip Agee has written in CIA diary the CIA always liaisons with allied security services. Brennan may have left but he has left behind a number of CIA agents to help organize a counter insurgency campaign in eastern Ukraine. Plus of course there is the steadily growing influx of western Mercenary firms. These firms are infamous for carrying out mass murder in places like the Congo or Iraq. In a word the west is about to wage a privatized proxy war in Ukraine in cooperation with Fascist Paramilitaries and those forces still loyal to the coup government. Thankfully many in the Ukrainian military and police want no part in waging war on their own people.
    Yats and his cronies have labeled the protestors terrorists. Actually in western countries there are constantly recurring stories of peace groups, and other activists being labeled as terrorists and set up for surveillance and worse. Cointelpro never ended. Still deploying the army while using this sort of rhetoric is another matter entirely. If this is not stopped soon I can guarantee we will see what we have always seen happen before so many times all over the world. In Iran in the 50's it was the Savak. After a coup ousted democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossaddegh for the crime of attempting to use Iran's resources to benefit it's people, the CIA and MI6 installed the Shah. To keep him in Power they along with the Israelis trained his secret police the Savak in torture, murder, and spying. For the next 25 years they conducted a reign  of terror and every knock at the door during the night sent shivers of fear up the citizens backs. It could be Savak arriving to take you away to a torture chamber for the next few months. 20 years later it was the same story in Chile. Torture and Murder became the means to keep the dictator beneficiaries of CIA coups in power all over the world. It's standard operating procedure.  More recently in Croatia the CIA and MPRI helped the Fascists it had helped rise to power ethnically cleanse the Serbs and Bosniaks. In Iraq the US covertly trained the Shiite militias of the Badr brigade turning them into El Salvador style Death Squads. Torture and murder reigned.  In the morning they'd drop their victims in the streets for all to see as a warning. It's the same wherever the CIA arrives to help train the local security services to wage counterinsurgency. To give all the examples would require a book (I'd recommend William Blum's classic Killing Hope) this has happened to over 70 countries all over the world since 1945.
    The people of Eastern Ukraine may pay a terrible price for defying the American Empire and it's European clients. Poland is even calling on NATO to invade. Ukraine is in danger but so is the whole world. That there will be a bloody civil war seems almost inevitable. We can only hope  that things do not escalate too far or one day the whole world will "go up in a puff of smoke."

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Leaks, False Flags, Destabilization in Ukraine and Turkey

      Leaks, Media Lies and Regime Change in Ukraine and Turkey

    It was so much easier to lie 30 years ago although the press exercised slightly more restraint in going along with the lies of our rulers. Paradoxically in this information age the press are more shameless then ever in ignoring and suppressing information. A shocking series of leaks have occurred going largely unreported in western media. A whole new style of Psychological operations is coming into view. With the revelations of Snowden about spying by the US against the Planet,  intelligence agencies have been releasing embarrassing conversations. In the case of Ukraine it is either former Ukrainian SBU or the Russian FSB. Either way they have provided a series of entertaining scandals to the alternative Media. Now in Turkey an incriminating leak has been released. The Gulen network is responsible ironically controlled by the CIA and Israel along with the rest of the Gladio B network of which it forms a major part. Neo-Conservatives want turkish Prime Minister Erdogan out. (See the work of Sibel Edmonds ). Still given the role of the Gladio B in staging False Flag terror attacks all over the world you'd think they wouldn't want this sort of thing exposed.  I'll detail the leaks both of which involve so called false flag operations.
    The fIrst Ukrainian leak occurred shortly before Yanukovych was toppled in the western backed coup. In it assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland Instructed the Ambassador to Ukraine Pyatt on who should be in the post Yanukovych government. Famously she barred German Favorite Klitschko from it and stated Fuck the EU. When the coup succeeded her selections were put in place "Democracy" triumphed yet again as a foreign picked puppet government was put in place instead of the  "illegitimate" one      selected by the people of Ukraine. The Fuck the EU part was put in place when the US sabotaged the EU brokered feb 21 power sharing Agreement. What Pepe Escobar called the Khagante of Nuland was born. (Kagan is a turkic variant on the Mongol word Khan Nuland's husband is infamous Neo-conservative Robert Kagan an architect of the Iraq war) This leak did receive some attention since Nuland had to apologize to the Europeans. Still the media quietly forgot about it though amid the Crimean secession crisis when world leaders hypocritically went on about Russia interfering with Ukraine's national sovereignty.  Not only that but a video went viral of Nuland telling a bunch of corporate executives that the US has spent 5 Billion dollars funding and training the Pro-Western opposition in Ukraine.
     The next leak was between EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet it contained an even more shocking revelation medical analysis by the opposition's own Olga Bogomolets revealed that it was not the Yanukovych government that had killed the protestors as alleged by the Media, the International community (a term for America and it's European allies that ignores the rest of the world) and the Alliance of Fascists, Oligarchs, and naive people who have apparently never heard of Greece that made up the Euro-Maidan. Instead a third force employed by the opposition shot both the Ukrainian police and the protestors. In fact it was later revealed that because of all the criticism it was facing Ukraine sent it's police out with no ammunition. Sickeningly the day after the leak John Kerry was putting flowers at the grave of the Martyrs of Maidan. People murdered with the input of the CIA no doubt. These sniper incidents are frequently involved in western coup attempts, they've happened In Serbia, Venezuela, Thailand Libya, Syria, and Egypt. During Venezuela's 2002 failed coup the opposition told the press in advance about the shootings. They even prerecorded a statement using the shootings (before they happened) as the justification for overthrowing Chavez.
   The Russian Media jumped all over the Ukraine sniper story for  obvious reasons  and so a string of further evidence has come forth. What an Irony of history who in the west 30 years ago would have thought they would have to go to the Russians for honest reporting. Corporate media is merely more clever at hiding it's censorship  then state media. In the internet age media lies can be exposed at the touch of a button so it is surreal the way they continue to ignore information or the distorted way they report it. Incidentally the recent death of Nazi bully Muzychko may be connected to the sniper story. A former terrorist in Chechnya he would be a likely suspect for involvement in the shootings. I call him a bully because the amusing (or terrifying if you're Ukrainian) footage of him manhandling and berating  officials was like a bad hollywood comedy about Nazism. (Youtube it) So he might have been killed just because he scared the Oligarchs or his antics were embarrassing. In any case as Lavrov observed the Ukraine is disintegrating because of western arrogance and incompetence. Yarosh his Nazi boss in Right Sector is holding demonstrations demanding the resignation of the interior minister.
    The third Leak was by Former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. She should have been an actress on soap opera with her over the top antics. Despite stealing billions she has been released from prison for corruption. The supreme "Democratic" value is that rich people must never pay for their crimes. The Chinese and the Russians despite their adoption of capitalism come in for severe criticism for punishing billionaires. Freeing Russian crooks who looted the country while their countrymen starved is a human rights issue. Murdering poor people on the other hand could get you a nice loan from the IMF and praise in the the New York Times for your defense of democratic values. In any case Tymoshenko is now free and hopes to be president of Ukraine  after the May elections. She won't get many votes in Eastern Ukraine ( currently in open revolt) however. A leaked phone conversation revealed that she claimed she wanted to grab a machine gun and kill the Russian Speakers, plus she wanted to shoot Putin whom she called that motherfucker in the head, if she were in charge she said she would have rallied the world to strike Russia "There wouldn't be a scorched field left in Russia" she bragged. Yes it is clearly unfortunate she is out of power she has the Martial bearing of an American president or an Israeli prime minister. Have even Bush II or Netanyahu ever threatened assassination genocide and Nuclear war all in the space of a ten minute phone call? Of course she was not alone in hoping for Nuclear war another Ukrainian politician demanded that Ukraine regain it's Nuclear capability within 6 months. Of course Eastern Ukraine has other reasons for revolt besides the fact that even a so called moderate like Tymoshenko is calling for their blood. The IMF restructuring will wipe out industry in Eastern Ukraine. Clearly the west has created a disaster those in power are already killing each other while Eastern and Southern Ukraine are in open revolt. Of course now a government that made it to power through loudly claiming that by  suppressing their right to peacefully throw molotov cocktails at people the Ukrainian government  was now illegitimate is now suppressing dissent using fascist paramilitaries and foreign mercenaries employed by Greystone LTD. Kerry condemned Russia for sending paid agents and provocateurs to destabilize Ukraine and create chaos. Thus bringing everything full circle back to Nulands leak where she revealed the US Manipulated the whole destabilization and to Kerry's "You don't invade a Sovereign Nation on a trumped up pretext."
    It's sort of like the Turkish Leak during the cold war America was constantly accusing any social movement anywhere in the world of being engineered by the Russians. Even domestically the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement, along with a host of others were blamed at the time on the Russians. Still since the end of the Cold War the US has Launched so called color revolutions all over the world and has treated any suggestion of foreign interference as the lies or delusions of enemy rulers. Even with the Nuland leak and her brag about the 5 Billion no mainstream media would dare to suggest that Ukraine had been destabilized from outside.  But The instant a destabilization that may or may not have Russian involvement is underway they revert to the outside infiltrator narrative that they usually dismiss. It is unclear if Russia is playing a covert role. After all it's probably more in their interests that things settle down. It's extremely doubtful that Putin would send forces into Eastern Ukraine to protect them and a bloody crackdown on the Russia speakers there by Kiev will make him look bad at home. Still Putin is always capable of surprises which is why he is so hated and loved. The important thing is that it is the appointment of extremists who can't keep their anti-Russian rhetoric in check, combined with Oligarchs who intend to sell out their country to foreign corporations and  destroying the native industry in the East that relies on Russian trade, that have destabilized Ukraine not outside infiltrators. No doubt in some circles civil war in Ukraine is all part of the plan. the new Cold War is also part of the plan after openly supporting Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria the whole war on terror narrative is falling apart.
    Which brings us to Turkey. It's an embarrassing time for Erdogan in Turkey. A selectively edited tape was leaked to youtube in which Erdogan plots to Launch missile attacks on his own country from Syria, as well as attacks on the grave of Suleiman Shah (Founder of the Ottoman Dynasty his grave is Turkish territory) in order to provoke a war with Syria. Ironically the tape was leaked by forces even more connected to Al Qaeda and False Flag operations. FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has revealed that Gulen who runs the worlds wealthiest muslim charity from America is involved in building Madrases all over Central Asia that feed pupils into the various Gladio B aka Al Qaeda campaigns to destabilize Central Asia. He is closely connected to the CIA and the Neo-Cons. Currently he is no longer really in charge he's in a coma but his network is being used by the CIA to destabilize Turkey despite Erdogan's vital role in serving the US, NATO, and Israeli interests in the region such as the covert War on Syria. He joins the long list of American clients such as Manuel Noriega or Sadham Hussein who the US has turned on. In addition Seymour Hersh has written an article blaming Turkey for the chemical attacks in Ghouta last year that almost lead to war. Previously Saudi Arabia was considered to blame in the alternative Media and Syria in the Mainstream. It makes for interesting reading but it covers up the roles of some of the other players. Israel is barely mentioned even though they provided the trumped up intelligence that supposedly proved Assad did it and that Kerry demanded be used as a pretext for war. Nor is the fact that Prince Bandar bin Sultan also sent chemical weapons to Syria. Turkey is blamed for everything. Still it's definitely worth checking out. In response to the leak  Erdogan banned YouTube to keep the scandal from getting out in Turkey. The western media provided a whitewashed account of the tape saying only that it involved war plans and leaving out the fact that he planned to attack his own country.
   We are seeing the birth of a new type of leaking by both those opposing empire and those serving it. Instead of acting on conscience like Chelsea Manning or past whistleblowers they are ruthlessly using the surveillance state to expose the behind the scenes antics of the rulers of the world. In the long term it is bound to get ugly but in the short term it is providing a valuable window onto the ruling class. We could be entering the golden Age of Political scandal. At least for those who don't get their news from the New York Times. For some there are no Nazis in Ukraine, the US and NATO are not supporting terrorists in Syria, everywhere democracy is on the march, one day Austerity will make us all prosperous, War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Kerry is a diplomat.