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Two Ukraine-related items

First, this is an pic of a list of cities in the Ukraine were nationalists have stormed local government buildings (some attacks were successful, other were not).  Sure looks to me like one more step towards a civil war:   2nd, for context, here is an interesting report on how such revolutions are prepared: (thanks to J. for sending this to me!!)

Ugly storm clouds are gathering over the Ukraine and Russia

Yesterday some very serious riots took place in Kiev.  The Yanukovich government has passed a new law which attempts to restrict the kind of rioting the Ukraine has seen in the past months, and the response of the rioters was a full scale assault on the riot police.  What I find the most appalling is that the government is ordering the riot cops to just stand there and hold their

A few news updates from the virtual trenches of the “Quenelle war”

First, thanks to gallier2 for  pointing out this rather surprisingly reasonable video about Dieudonne and the “quenelle” gesture; this report even features a short interview of Alain Soral who explains what is really going on.  I never would have thought that the BBC could still produce such a more or less well balanced and reasonable report. Second, as I have mentioned in a previous report, Minister of the Interior Manuel

“Quenelle warfare” in France – a “report from the trenches”

The warfare around the quenelle gesture is reaching a new new heights in France were representatives of the plutocratic elites are now seriously considering the following options:a) banning the latest show of Dieudonneb) closing down his theatre in Parisc) jailing Dieudonne  d) making the quenelle gesture a criminal offenceand, I kid you not,e) create a special cell with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the

A weekly occurrence in Dagestan: anti-terrorist operations

In my recent post about the bombings in Volgograd I wrote the following: The Dagestani terrorists have learned the lessons of Chechnia well, and they are never trying to hold on to any territory or to create some kind of Wahabi statelet in Dagestan: quite to the contrary, day after day after day, the security forces engage the Dagestani terrorists who each time end up either captured or dead (mostly

La “quenelle” now in music!! (in French with English subs)

I have recently written about the amazing (and hilarious) scandal taking place in France, and slowly in the rest of Europe, around the “quenelle” (For those of you who missed it, you can get the background info here).  I will spare you all the recent political developments, but let’s just say that the anti-quenelle hysteria and that the French Minister of Internal Affairs is considering making the gesture illegal (he

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