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In several eastern Ukrainian towns over the past week, the military opened fire on its own citizens. Dozens may have been killed in the violence. Although the US government generally condemns a country’s use of military force against its own population, especially if they are unarmed protesters, this time the US administration blamed the victims. After as many as 20 unarmed protesters were killed on the May 9th holiday in Ukraine, the State Department spokesman said “we condemn the outbreak of violence caused by pro-Russia separatists.”

Why are people protesting in eastern Ukraine? Because they do not believe the government that came to power after the US-backed uprising in February is legitimate. They do not recognize the authority of an unelected president and prime minister. The US sees this as a Russian-sponsored destabilization effort, but is it so hard to understand that the people in Ukraine may be annoyed with the US and EU for their involvement in regime change in their country? Would we be so willing to accept an unelected government in Washington put in place with the backing of the Chinese and Iranians?

The US State Department provided much assistance earlier this year to those involved in the effort to overthrow the Ukrainian government. The US warned the Ukrainian government at the time not to take any action against those in the streets, even as they engaged in violence and occupied government buildings. But now that those former protesters have come to power, the US takes a different view of protest. Now they give full support to the bloody crackdown against protesters in the east. The State Department spokesperson said last week: “We continue to call for groups who have jeopardized public order by taking up arms and seizing public buildings in violation of Ukrainian law to disarm and leave the buildings they have seized.” This is the opposite of what they said in February. Do they think the rest of the world does not see this hypocrisy?

The residents of eastern Ukraine have long been closer to Russia than to the US and EU. In fact, that part of Ukraine had been a part of Russia. After February’s regime change, officials in the east announced that they would hold referendum to see whether the population wanted autonomy from the US-backed government in Kiev. The US demanded that Russian President Putin stop eastern Ukraine from voting on autonomy, and last week the Russian president did just that: he said that the vote should not be held as scheduled. The eastern Ukrainians ignored him and said they would hold the vote anyway. So much for the US claims that Russia controls the opposition in Ukraine.

Even though the Russian president followed US demands and urged the eastern Ukrainians to hold off on the vote, the US State Department announced that the US would apply additional sanctions on Russia if the vote is held! Does this make any sense?

The real question is why the US government is involved in Ukraine in the first place. We are broke. We cannot even afford to fix our own economy. Yet we want to run Ukraine? Does it really matter who Ukrainians elect to represent them? Is it really a national security matter worth risking a nuclear war with Russia whether Ukraine votes for more regional autonomy and a weaker central government? Isn’t that how the United States was originally conceived?

Has the arrogance of the US administration, thinking they should run the world, driven us to the brink of another major war in Europe? Let us hope they will stop this dangerous game and come to their senses. I say let’s have no war for Ukraine!

Original article here: http://http://tinyurl.com/klpuq26
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Post by Kyle Keeton
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ronpaul-tst_239x84It was almost ten years ago when, before the House International Relations Committee, I objected to the US Government funding NGOs to meddle in the internal affairs of Ukraine. At the time the “Orange Revolution” had forced a regime change in Ukraine with the help of millions of dollars from Washington.

At that time I told the Committee:

We do not know exactly how many millions—or tens of millions—of dollars the United States government spent on the presidential election in Ukraine. We do know that much of that money was targeted to assist one particular candidate, and that through a series of cut-out non-governmental organizations (NGOs)—both American and Ukrainian—millions of dollars ended up in support of the presidential candidate…

I was worried about millions of dollars that the US government-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its various related organizations spent to meddle in Ukraine’s internal affairs. But it turns out that was only the tip of the iceberg.

Last December, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland gave a speech in which she admitted that since 1991 the US government has:

[I]nvested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine…in the development of democratic institutions and skills in promoting civil society and a good form of government.

This is the same State Department official who was caught on tape just recently planning in detail the overthrow of the Ukrainian government.

That five billion dollars appears to have bought a revolution in Ukraine. But what do the US taxpayers get, who were forced to pay for this interventionism? Nothing good. Ukraine is a bankrupt country that will need tens of billions of dollars to survive the year. Already the US-selected prime minister has made a trip to Washington to ask for more money.

And what will the Ukrainians get? Their democracy has been undermined by the US-backed coup in Kiev. In democracies, power is transferred peacefully through elections, not seized by rebels in the streets. At least it used to be.

The IMF will descend on Ukraine to implement yet another of its failed rescue plans, which enrich the well-connected and international bankers at the expense of the local population. The IMF adds debt, organizes sweetheart deals for foreign corporations, and demands that the local population accept “austerity” in exchange for “reform” that never seems to produce the promised results.

The groundwork for this disaster has been laid by NED, USAID, and the army of NGOs they have funded over the years in Ukraine.

Supporters of NED and its related organizations will argue that nothing is wrong with sending US dollars to “promote democracy” overseas. The fact is, however, that NED, USAID, and the others have nothing to do with promoting democracy and everything to do with destroying democracy.

It is not democracy to send in billions of dollars to push regime change overseas. It isn’t democracy to send in the NGOs to re-write laws and the constitution in places like Ukraine. It is none of our business.

How should we promote democracy overseas? First, we should stop the real isolationists — those who seek to impose sanctions and blockades and restrictions that impede our engagement overseas. We can promote democracy with a US private sector that engages overseas. A society that prospers through increased trade ties with the US will be far more likely to adopt practices and policies that continue that prosperity and encourage peace.

In 2005, arguing against funding NED in the US foreign assistance authorization bill, I said:

The National Endowment for Democracy…has very little to do with democracy. It is an organization that uses US tax money to actually subvert democracy, by showering funding on favored political parties or movements overseas. It underwrites color-coded ‘people’s revolutions’ overseas that look more like pages out of Lenin’s writings on stealing power than genuine indigenous democratic movements.

Sadly, matters are even worse now. To promote democracy overseas, NED and all other meddling US government funded NGOs should be disbanded immediately.

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/march/23/us-democracy-promotion-destroys-democracy-overseas.aspx

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Post by Kyle Keeton
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hot-cup-of-coffeeYes – 2012 taught me a whole bunch. This is what is going through my mind as I sip that delicious cup of coffee here in Russia…

I watched 2012 with earnest and had decided early on that if 2012 ends up the way it started, I would do some drastic changes in 2013. Since 2013 is looking to make 2012 seem tame, then I have to start erasing my past and getting everything out of the clutches of the USA!

I could say this, “The people of America are wonderful, but the government just plain Sucks…”

That would be on the surface a basically true statement, but when you look at the foundation of that statement, you will realize that, “The people allow the government to do what it is doing and hence no one but the people are to blame!”

In 2012 it was painfully obvious that neither Obama, nor Romney were fit to run the country and yet after we destroyed all other candidates for president, we were left with only the two yahoo brothers and that was a crime…

In 2012 it was very obvious that America is a surveillance state on its way to Orwellian proportions…

In 2012 it was very obvious that a police state is a misnomer, military state is a much better word…

In 2012 it was obvious that we are not capable of changing the path America has taken and it is downhill from here on out. The government is scared of the people and will now do what it takes to curtail any and all individualist. If that means we give you handouts to jail terms, what ever it takes to keep you all in the same boat…

In 2012 I saw way too much and felt way too much. So now it is time to sever the last ties with the garbage and move on. I started with deleting my Facebook account. Next I sent the Twitter account to the dust bin and so on and so on and so on…

Now it is time to erase everything from credit history to banks. I will leave one thing going and that will be my blogs. I will not stop trying to reach a few willing to listen and maybe just maybe they will get smart, then leave the Orwellian behind…

Being tied to America is a very bad thing and since I desire to travel the world until I die! Then I have to change it all…

I still think it is sad that I can honestly say that Russia is freer than the US! It really bothers me to say it and every time that I have written that statement I do some serious thinking’s, but the outcome is always the same. Russia is freer than America…

I think that when we the people allowed Ron Paul to be lied about, cheated on and demoralized! We the people signed a pact with the devil and now we will pay the price many fold and many times. It was not just Ron Paul, but it was the principles and morals behind how it was done that sealed the fate of America. Romney was correct when he talked about 47% of the people are users and he did it to assure that he would lose. The fact is that of the other 53%, a sure fire number of them would vote for Obama just because of being bleeding hearts and against truth in any form. Hence we threw an election just as sure as we watch a fight thrown in the boxing ring. As in a boxing ring it does not matter who wins, both opponents are the same, boxers and that is compared to politicians in the presidential ring. Both are there for the paycheck and the glory, win or lose…

We should never have to wonder what would have happened if Ron Paul was running against Obama! We should have seen what would have happened first hand and we should have fought hard to have that happen. The fact is that we allowed the Republican party to dictate who was going to be the runner for president and pulled ever trick, cheat and lie to do it and many times stepped way over the boundaries of right and wrong…

I realized something that has happened to America and it is really bad…

I use to teach my new managers several things:

1. Think for yourself.

2. Let others (employees) help you think.

3. Don’t be afraid to think and if you think wrong?

4. I will be there to support you and take the heat from above…

I promoted people who were not afraid to make a decision and to listen to others…

Looks like we do not think anymore and only do what we are told!

We are afraid of what the government might do to us and that is how the government wants it, but believe you me, we are at a turning point and right now the government is scared of what might be. If we continue on this path for a few more years then the government will have crested the hill and it is smooth sailing downhill from there…

Time to stop being afraid and start being mad at what is happening, but that will not happen…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

In the news today they are talking about the fact that Russia will borrow $7 billion on foreign markets with US dollar-denominated Euro-bonds during 2013.  This is because they are predicting a budget deficit of 0.8 of a percent for the 2013 budget…

Okay I then looked around and saw this:

In 2010, Russia took out Euro-bonds worth $5.5 billion for the first time after a 12-years of not taking any money. Then in 2011, Russia did not borrow any Euro-bonds and in 2012 it is predicted to borrow $7 billion total in external borrowings…

Have you taken in what was just said above?

If you are from the Western World and feel a little bit overwhelmed with the trillions and trillions of borrowed money being thrown about all over the news. Then stop and grab a cup of coffee and think about how many countries in the world literally do not borrow money, nor have hardly any debt…

Then to top it off we are literally the only ones (The Fed!) which is buying or bonds. That is a whole bunch like using a “visa card to pay your visa payment.”

It just does not work…

Try looking it up on the internet! What you will find will surprise you and there is so many ways to be in debt that it is scary. The scariest issue is derivatives and I have heard Ron Paul talk about this issue and what he says should make you cringe…

9 Biggest Banks’ Derivative Exposure – $228.72 Trillion… >>>

We should be very scared and you should be trying to understand it and we should be doing something about it…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

Video: The $1.5 Quadrillion Dollar Derivatives Crisis, & Growing…

Hmm…

But I do not wanna go home, I like running around the world and enjoying life in the real world…

The world should be open and free and if America wants to be scared, then build a wall all around the country and bristle it with missiles, but leave the rest of the world alone…

So it is time (America) to quit stirring the pot, because people are going to get hurt who should not, because the world really is a great place, even as you (US government) try to mess it up…

Yemen Embassy for America attacked! Egyptian Embassy for America attacked again!

Once again, “What Did I Do!” Screams the US government as they condemn all these attacks against such an innocent country as the USA…

It takes two to tangle and if we had not tangled in the first place…

Guess what?

Ron Paul is right…

Just come home, We Just Marched In (So We Can Just March Out)…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

While I did not see much choice for the Russian presidency and Putin winning was a foregone conclusion. I have to say that Russian people are what they are and being happy with a long term person in charge of the country is prominent in Russia…

So in effect I am happy for the Russians and they got who they really want…

But America is another concern for me and since I am an American, I have issues with the way the elections are being run in America…

I have watched the republican nomination procedure very closely this time and cheating is the word of the day, week, month and year, as per concern about the shenanigans going on with the republicans…

The republicans have shown that they do not care what they have to do, but whoever is wanted will be there, even if we have to bribe, corrupt, cheat, lie, steal and be unmoral, to accomplish what we want…

Now we will not talk about the democratic side of thing, because that has been proven to be a waste of breath any time and now, without a doubt, the republicans and democrats have become one and the same, at the same level of life and we now have two main parties (The only parties allowed, really!) that have nothing in common with anyone but themselves…

So what am I talking about?

I guess what I am really talking about is that Americans need to get rid of the political system that is in place in the US and do something different. I do not care what we do and put a king in for all I care, but change what we have…

I don’t care! Remove the Congress, remove the Senate and please get rid of the president! Then start over from scratch…

Can it be done?

Yes it could it is done all the time around the world and sometimes it makes a big difference…

I like what I see in Russia to be honest…

The president is the foreign affairs guy and the prime minister is the Russian government. You have two branches of power with almost equal strength. It helps to balance things…

In America you have a president and vice president and the vice president is there as well, who knows why he is there? (Other than to take over president if president becomes incapacitated.) If you think you know, you are wrong! He does nothing and has no power what so ever, unless he is allowed power by the president…

In Russia, the prime minister calls the shots in the government and you know what he is up to all the time. Decisions are made daily by the prime minister and the government is at his beck and call…

The president is 90% of the time dealing with other countries and such. The Russian president and Russian prime minister is in daily contact and meetings. They run the country together and work together. Each man has his section of Russian to deal with…

The president has final say on some issues, but as I am seeing it! The prime minister runs the Russian government, while the president runs the whole country…

Either way you look at it, it is a tandem of ruling power that runs Russia…

At least that is better than the dictatorship that runs America. The American president has reached a point that he has no balance against what he does. He freely does what he wants a will and no one can bother him. He is not responsible for any actions he takes, even actions he takes against his own people. No one is there to sit him down and put a leash on him…

Russia has that leash and I see it, but America has gotten rid of that leash and we are paying for it. Bush Jr. pushed the known limits and now Obama has exceeded what Bush even thought of…

Okay enough of the rambling and lets get to my title…

Choice for American President…

What choice? There is none at all. In fact I see no difference in the two men and I see no difference in the two parties…

It came to me after reading comments from America that Americans are so absorbed in the thought of, “Come November, we will change America for the better!” That they really think that they can vote a better America…

Okay! Then what are you going to do? You need to find a person to vote for that is not a member of the political establishment. No matter which loser you vote for in November and that includes Ron Paul, they are all politicians and hence, will always be politicians and hence, nothing will change in the short or long run…

Seriously, who will you vote for if you really want change? Who? Romney or Obama?

I said the same thing when it was McCain or Obama! Who do you vote for?

I remember when I said there is no difference between Obama and McCain! (I got lambasted by people!) I have been proven correct, Obama’s track record proves it. Obama is just not as extrovert as McCain and does not talk out of both orifices at the same time as McCain does…

So to all those millions and millions and millions of people who say, “In November we will save America!

I am glad you want to save America, but I guess I have missed something that you all seem to know and I don’t…

Who are you going to vote for, Obama or Romney?

I do not like either one and that has held true the last elections we had in 2008 and the last election before that! I do not believe that we can not have a better choice than these two…

Any candidate over the years who has had a lick of financial sense has been pushed aside and buried. Ron Paul is the only one I would have voted for, but even he is a politician and I do not trust politicians at all. Ross Parole years ago had it hit on the nail head and he was never given a chance by America. He knew how to stop all this downward slide and we ignored him. He got smart and walked away from the mess and threw his hands in the air. He was not a politician and he put the straight facts in front of your face. We chose to ignore what he said…

I am not sure the way to go about getting changes done, but I do know that we need to make big changes and soon. We are on a slippery slope to the bottom and the longer we allow these out of touch/self-centered politicians to run things the faster and steeper that slope gets…

Change was so important that Obama won on the phrase, “Hope and Change!”

But we need real hope and change, not just words and not another politician that is being bottle fed by corporations and banks. Not another hand picked politician that has only his wants and the wants of his bankroll at heart…

A thought came to me!! We demand separation of church and the state! I think that we should also demand the separation of corporations and state…

God had much more rights to be involved than Corporate Greed does in the running of our country…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

PS: I had an interesting thought! People also like to say that the president is just a puppet! That he does not really call the shots and that others really run the country! Then why the hell are we even voting for a person who really does not run the country. I think saving the billions to elect a president is more important and feed the poor…

suppose“My point is, if another country does to us what we do to others, we’re not going to like it very much. So I would say that maybe we ought to consider a golden rule – in foreign policy. Don’t do to other nations what we don’t want to have them do to us” ~ Ron Paul

Source: http://lewrockwell.com/vance/vance277.html

The war-crazed conservatives in the crowd at one of the Republican presidential debates recently held in South Carolina booed and jeered when Ron Paul called for a golden rule in U.S. foreign policy. “We endlessly bomb these other countries and then we wonder why they get upset with us?” added Dr. Paul.

Naturally, the bloodthirsty warmongers at Frontpagemag.com consider Paul’s foreign policy to be absurd, dangerous, and clueless.

But just for a minute, let’s suppose a few things –

Suppose that a presidential candidate in another country said that the U.S. president needs to be taken off this planet. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that a presidential candidate in another country said that the U.S. president would go to hell if he died. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the government of another country said that the U.S. president needed to step down. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the government of another country forbade its citizens from traveling to the United States. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the government of another country imposed sanctions on the United States. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the government of another country had a secret program to develop nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the military of another country insisted that it had the right to build over 1,000 military bases in foreign countries. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the military of another country insisted that it had the right to station hundreds of thousands of troops on foreign soil. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the military of another country insisted that it had the right to build bases and station troops on American soil. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the government of another country spent more on defense than all the governments of the rest of the world combined. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the government of another country claimed it had the right to assassinate anyone in the United States. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the intelligence agencies of another country insisted on infiltrating the U.S. government and its intelligence agencies to spy on them. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the government of another country spent a trillion dollars on defense, most of which was really for offense. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the government of another country said that the United States must get rid of its nuclear weapons. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the military of another country bombed American soil. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the military of another country invaded the United States. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the military of another country occupied the United States. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the president or secretary of state of another country said that the United States needed a regime change. How would Americans feel about it?

Suppose that the intelligence agencies of another country flew drone planes at will over the United States. How would Americans feel about it?

You know exactly how Americans would feel about these things. So why is it that foreigners aren’t expected to feel the same way?

It is U.S. foreign policy that is absurd, dangerous, and clueless. Ron Paul is the only sane voice that one will hear in the remaining Republican presidential debates.

February 6, 2012

Laurence M. Vance [send him mail] writes from central Florida. He is the author of Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State, The Revolution that Wasn’t, and Rethinking the Good War. His latest book is The Quatercentenary of the King James Bible. Visit his website.

Copyright © 2012 by LewRockwell.com. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

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Real simple people! America sang the song of morality when Russia had an election. Now we watch the Iowa Caucus in America and see exactly the same thing happen. This is just the start of the rigged voting that will portray the 2012 elections…

Tonight’s final vote tally for the Iowa caucuses will take place at a secret undisclosed location, an announcement that has stoked fears of vote fraud amongst Ron Paul supporters, concerns that were heightened following a Republican insider’s claim that the GOP establishment will not allow Paul to win.

The final Iowa vote count normally takes place at state party headquarters in Des Moines, but following dubious “security concerns” about Occupy protesters disrupting the tabulation process, the Republican Party of Iowa announced that it would be moving the final vote count to a secret undisclosed location.

Ron paul 21% and that is what he predicted that he would get. 25% per Santorum and Romney both…

I really think that people need to ask each other in Iowa and find out how did the neighbor vote. If they do they will find a big lie has happened…

I hurts to see my country do this stuff and then they think they have the gall to point fingers at the rest of the world…

As I keep saying, “Look in the mirror and there you will find the problem!”

Shouldn’t Iowans be out in the street like they were in Moscow? Shouldn’t the country preaching the morals all the time, be getting this under control before it gets worse?

Shouldn’t it?

And you all pointed fingers at Russia…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!

PS: They hid the votes because of security! In the name of security we have lost our country…
PSS: So you understand where I come from – I lived in Iowa for awhile and during working at the Republican Caucus of 1988 – I learned a whole new world of political cheating, but it looks like we have taken the old ballot stuffing to a new flagrant level…

In Russian...

Translated...

Just a small poll done by Moscow News. Nothing that people will write home to momma about, but it is what I hear out and about on the streets in Moscow. This was done before the confirming news about France. I would imagine if this poll was done now instead of almost a month ago. You would see more like 75% for key resources. Remember France was promised 35% share in the oil in Libya and that is a fact. France can deny all they want, but oil is the name of the game…

The main mass media refused to acknowledge this little tidbit of news. Which means without a doubt that it is true. Silence from the main mass media means only one thing. They got caught off guard by the news and just chose to ignore the truth. Kinda like what they did to Ron Paul in America and are still doing to Ron Paul in America…

Just some thoughts with a cup of Chicory today…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!

Svet just sent me a link she found to a great video with Ron Paul.


Russia Today had an exclusive interview with Ron Paul. This is a very good interview and he always tells it like it is. It may not be what you want to hear but he says it anyway. He talks about USA involvement in Ukraine and Georgia. He talks about the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine. He talks about the troubles that America has caused all over the world…..

Fantastic interview!

Kyle & Svet


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