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US Media Covers Up Mass Murder in Odessa


 

US Media Covers Up Mass Murder in Odessa

OdessafireYesterday in Odessa, Ukraine, more than 30 anti-Kiev protesters were burned alive, as a US-backed pro-Kiev mob set fire to the trade union building into which they ran to escape the pro-Kiev crowd. It was the largest loss of life in Ukraine since the US-backed coup in February, and it may well be a turning point in the east versus west struggle that ensued.The pictures from the scene were ghastly (warning: graphic), as desperate protesters tried to claw their way out of the building as they were burned alive. Also ghastly were the photos of the young girls happily making the molotov cocktails that were thrown into the building.

More ghastly still, was the US media coverage of the savage event. Even when 25 minutes video available clearly demonstrated what happened in Odessa, clearly demonstrated who was responsible for the incineration of unarmed protesters, the US media all hewed to the State Department line that pointedly refused to pin any blame on the pro-Kiev mob supported by Washington. Said the State Department release:

The events in Odesa that led to the deadly fire in the Trade Union Building dramatically underscore the need for an immediate de-escalation of tensions in Ukraine. The violence and efforts to destabilize the country must end.

Contrast this to US government’s very different position when violence broke out in Kiev in February: even as evidence pointed to much violence committed by the protesters, the US nevertheless blamed the then-Yanukovich government exclusively.

Double standards.

And the US media was not far behind the State Department in its Odessa spin.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

Thirty of the victims died of smoke inhalation after a fire was set in the central trade union building, where pro-Russia separatists reportedly had taken up sniper positions to fire on pro-unity demonstrators.

LA Times spins it like burning more than 30 protesters alive was a purely defensive measure. But if they were all snipers, why did they not shoot their way out?

In lock-step with the State Department, the NY Daily News reported that:

…for reasons still unclear, a fire broke out in a trade union building and the death toll started to climb.

This even though their own article features a photo of a pro-Kiev protester tossing a firebomb into the building!

As to be expected, the New York Times followed the State Department line of avoiding any real reporting that might damage the US-backed regime in Kiev, preferring to present the act of mass murder as some sort of tragic accident:

Violence also erupted Friday in the previously calmer port city of Odessa, on the Black Sea, where dozens of people died in a fire related to clashes that broke out between protesters holding a march for Ukrainian unity and pro-Russian activists

There are too many more examples of the US media’s lock-step reporting on this event to cover here.

But even the virulently anti-Russian and pro-Kiev Kyiv Post could get the basic reporting correct:

A mob shouted „Glory to Ukraine“ and „Death to enemies“ as the building burned with people inside.

That makes it pretty clear who did the torching and who did the dying.

Continued the Kyiv Post:

Photographs circulating on Twitter and Facebook show people – some presumably in their teens – mixing explosive concoctions in discarded beer bottles before lobbing them into the building.

Why did the US media not report any of this? Because they did not want the American public to see any possibility other than the US government official line, which is that the post-coup government in Kiev and its supporters represent the legitimate and democratic will of the people and anyone who protests against that government or its supporters is a Russian agent and a terrorist.

The US mainstream media marches lock-step with the US government, even to the point of covering up a most vile mass murder. It is only alternative sources and networks like RT (and RPI) that dare to cross the State Department line.

No wonder the US State Department has declared war on RT.

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2014/may/03/us-media-covers-up-mass-murder-in-odessa.aspx

It’s not Russia that’s pushed Ukraine to the brink of war

Illustration by Matt Kenyon

‘The reality is that after two decades of Nato expansion, this crisis was triggered by the west’s attempt to pull Ukraine decisively into its orbit … ‘ Illustration: Matt Kenyon

The threat of war in Ukraine is growing. As the unelected government in Kiev declares itself unable to control the rebellion in the country’s east, John Kerry brands Russia a rogue state. The US and the European Union step up sanctions against the Kremlin, accusing it of destabilising Ukraine. The White House is reported to be set on a new cold war policy with the aim of turning Russia into a “pariah state”.

That might be more explicable if what is going on in eastern Ukraine now were not the mirror image of what took place in Kiev a couple of months ago. Then, it was armed protesters in Maidan Square seizing government buildings and demanding a change of government and constitution. US and European leaders championed the “masked militants” and denounced the elected government for its crackdown, just as they now back the unelected government’s use of force against rebels occupying police stations and town halls in cities such as Slavyansk and Donetsk.

“America is with you,” Senator John McCain told demonstrators then, standing shoulder to shoulder with the leader of the far-right Svoboda party as the US ambassador haggled with the state department over who would make up the new Ukrainian government.

When the Ukrainian president was replaced by a US-selected administration, in an entirely unconstitutional takeover, politicians such as William Hague brazenly misled parliament about the legality of what had taken place: the imposition of a pro-western government on Russia’s most neuralgic and politically divided neighbour……………………..

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Image from twitter.com @RT_com 4 dead in Ukraine’s Odessa as pro- and anti-Maidan rallies clash
Four people were killed and 15 wounded as rival rallies clashed in Ukraine’s port-city of Odessa. A pro-unity demonstration, which included nationalists and football fans, ran into a rally preaching greater autonomy for the regions. 352

"New Statesman" zeigt Merkel als Terminator

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Ukraine Rhetoric and Sanctions Threatening World War
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, speaking with Lindsay France on RT this week, explains that, in order to prevent “a shooting war that grows evermore larger,” the United States, Russia, and the nations of the EU and NATO should focus on ensuring Ukraine neutrality. Wilkerson, an RPI Academic Board member, proceeds to caution that war rhetoric and sanctions could lead to “another 1914”—referring to the breakout of World War I.

4 May 2014read on… ‚Free Press‘? USAID Increases Funding to Pro-Kiev Media
In the name of a „free and independent media,“ the US government through its Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that it will dedicate an additional $1.25 million to subsidize the Ukrainian media in advance of the May 25th presidential election.

Odessa Massacre – Evidence The Mainstream Media Won’t Show You [WARNING: Disturbing Footage]

Then the „Maidan“ crowd blocked fire trucks to prevent them from helping:

Odessa - Maidan fascists block fire trucks

Odessa - Maidan fascists block fire trucks

The transcript for the following video is below.

0.43-47 “Let us burn those motherfuckers right in the building, fucking faggots”
1.08 – Everything around is already burning. Injured people are lying on the ground.
1.18-1.20 Maidan activist Mykola is running and shooting at people, who are trying to escape from the window.
2.34-2.36 Older man is telling “Go from the other side around, through the bathroom!” «Ребята, с той стороны, через туалет!»
2.44 – He was told to continue his commands and then answered “ Do not film me” , «Меня не снимай»
3.20 – Fire inside. Operator is telling the building will start to burn now. Second floor is burning.
3.50 – Operator notices that someone is trying to extinguish the fire from the inside.
4.08 – Man is advising to throw more Molotovs. “Throw them, throw them!” , “Кидай кидай,блять!”

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Bravo? Let’s take a look at what these people were cheering for. Warning VERY Disturbing footage. Do not click if you have children in the room or are easily traumatized:

This video was uploaded by EuromaidanPR, one of the official accounts managed by the Euromaidan movement. It was uploaded with the title: „Russian Terrorists Burnt Alive In Trade Union Building Fire In Odessa Ukraine, May 2 2014“. Believe it or not the actual scene was even more horrific. Click here if you want to see (I don’t feel comfortable showing some of these images on this actual page).

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http://scgnews.com/odessa-massacre-evidence-the-mainstream-media-wont-show-you-warning-disturbing-footage

3 May 2014

Der Oberste CIA Folterer in Afghanistan: Haji Gulalai – CIA TORTURE REPORT: OVERSIGHT, BUT NO REMEDIES YET


Foltern hat keinerlei Ergebnisse gebracht, wie der US Senats Bericht in vielen Details aufzeigt, über die Verbrechen der US Partner und der CIA Terroristen. Die USA; die NATO als eine einzige primitive Banditen und Verbrecher Organisation.

Primitive Extrem Verbrecher outen sich selbst, was vor der Westlichen Wertegemeinschaft übrig geblieben ist.

2015-0049.pdf         Senator Udall Castigates CIA for Torture Lies    January 18, 2015

Bereits vor 4 Jahren wurde bekannt: Former NSA Chief: William Odom Called CIA ‘Out of Control’

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James Mitchell und Bruce Jensen, Aufsichtsagenten des Konditionierungsprogramms der CIA. Mitchell wurde in 2012 Mormonen Bischof, aber musste zurücktreten, als die Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der letzten Tage seine Tätigkeit erfuhr.

Die öffentlich gemachten Auszüge des Berichts des Senatsausschusses über das geheime CIA-Folter-Programm zeigen eine große kriminelle Organisation. Thierry Meyssan hat für Sie die 525 Seiten dieses Dokuments gelesen. Er hat Beweise dafür gefunden, was er seit Jahren behauptet.

Nur ein Teil des geheimes Berichtes der in Wirklichkeit 6.000 Seiten lang ist und nicht 528 Seiten, die nun veröffentlicht wurden. Dana Priest eine investigative Journalistin erklärt die Fakten.

7. Februar 2013, 11:50
CIA-Folter in Polen Im Wald des Schreckens
  1. Sie lesen jetzt Im Wald des Schreckens
  2. Polens damaliger Präsident soll lange Zeit nichts gewusst haben

CIA TORTURE REPORT:  OVERSIGHT, BUT NO REMEDIES YET

The release of the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program is, among other things, an epic act of record preservation.

Numerous CIA records that might not have been disclosed for decades, or ever, were rescued from oblivion by the Senate report and are now indelibly cited and quoted, even if many of them are not yet released in full.

That’s not a small thing, since the history of the CIA interrogation program was not a story that the Agency was motivated or equipped to tell.

„The CIA informed the Committee that due to CIA record retention policies, the CIA could not produce all CIA email communications requested by the Committee,“ the report noted, explaining that the desired information was sometimes recovered from a reply message when the original email was missing.

Agency emails turned out to be a critical source of information, a fact that illuminates the Committee’s sharp response recently to the (now suspended) CIA proposal to the National Archives (NARA) to destroy most Agency emails of non-senior officials.

Thus, the gruesome record of the waterboarding of al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah „was referenced in emails, but was not documented or otherwise noted in CIA cables.“ (This is at odds with NARA’s initial view that „It is unlikely that permanent records will be found in these email accounts that is not filed in other appropriate files.“)

The Committee report is also a remarkable demonstration of the congressional oversight function that is all the more impressive because it was performed in adverse, unfavorable conditions.

It is striking to see how the CIA sometimes treated the Senate Intelligence Committee, its leadership and its staff with the same disdain and evasiveness that is often perceived by FOIA requesters and other members of the public.

Committee questions were ignored, inaccurate information was provided, and the oversight process was gamed.

„Internal CIA emails include discussion of how the CIA could ‚get… off the hook on the cheap‘ regarding [then-Committee] Chairman [Bob] Graham’s requests for additional information…. In the end, CIA officials simply did not respond to Graham’s requests prior to his departure from the Committee in January 2003,“ the report said.

„I am deeply disturbed by the implications of the study for the committee’s ability to discharge its oversight responsibility,“ wrote Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) in his additional remarks. „Because it appears from the study that the committee was continuously misled as to virtually all aspects of this program, it naturally raises the extremely troubling question as to whether we can trust the representations of the agency in connection with difficult or sensitive issues in the future.“

But minority members of the Committee disputed this characterization: „In reality, the overall pattern of engagement with the Congress shows that the CIA attempted to keep the Congress informed of its activities,“ they wrote in their extensive dissenting views.

Perhaps the most important achievement of the Committee report was to document and memorialize the fact that agents of the US Government practiced torture. Not „harsh measures“ or „enhanced techniques,“ but torture.

Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), who criticized what she said were methodological flaws in the Committee report, said in her additional views that „Despite these significant flaws, the report’s findings lead me to conclude that some detainees were subject to techniques that constituted torture. This inhumane and brutal treatment never should have occurred.“

By the same token, the most important omission from the report is the absence of any discussion of remedies.

Now that it is firmly established that „we tortured some folks,“ as President Obama awkwardly put it, the question is what to do about it. Confession without atonement is incomplete.

Prosecution seems problematic for a number of reasons, including the difficulty of localizing responsibility, when it is entire institutions and not just particular officials that failed.

A different approach to the problem would start by considering the individuals who suffered abuse at the hands of the U.S. government, including a number of persons who were detained in error. Congress could now ask how some of them (i.e. those who are still alive) could be compensated in some measure for what was wrongly done to them.

Several previous efforts to seek remedies for torture were deflected by use of the state secrets privilege. In light of the detailed findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee report, that sort of evasion should be harder to sustain. Congress could accelerate a resolution of the problem with a focused investigation of what potential remedies are now feasible and appropriate.


2014-1695.pdf
Senate CIA Torture Report Timeline December 9, 2014

2014-1694.pdf Senate CIA Torture Report Feinstein Statement December 9, 2014
2014-1693.htm offsite CIA Response to Torture Report 1 2 3 December 9, 2014
2014-1692.pdf Senate CIA Torture Report State Talk Points December 9, 2014
2014-1691.pdf Senate CIA Torture Report Obama Statement December 9, 2014
2014-1690.pdf Senate CIA Torture Report Minority Views December 9, 2014 (14.5MB)

2014-1689.pdf Senate CIA Torture Report Additional Views December 9, 2014 (2.0MB)
2014-1688.txt Hacked RU Interior Ministry URLs and File List December 9, 2014
2014-1687.pdf Senate CIA Torture Report December 9, 2014 (108MB)

Mystery surrounds move of Afghan ‘torturer in chief’ to U.S. amid allegations of spy agency abuse
By Greg Miller, Julie Tate and Joshua Partlow
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April 29 , 2014 – In Afghanistan, his presence was enough to cause prisoners to tremble. Hundreds in his organization’s custody were beaten, shocked with electrical currents or subjected to other abuses documented in human rights reports. Some allegedly disappeared. And then Haji Gulalai disappeared as well.
He had run Afghan intelligence operations in Kandahar after the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 and later served as head of the spy service’s detention and interrogation branch. After 2009, his whereabouts were unknown. Because of his reputation for brutality, Gulalai was someone both sides of the war wanted gone. The Taliban tried at least twice to kill him. Despite Gulalai’s ties to the CIA and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, United Nations officials and U.S. coalition partners sought to rein him in or have him removed….
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