German TV Maidan Massacre Report: Ukraine Gamechanger.

Posted April 19, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

The report out of Germany which Professor Michael Hudson of the University of Kansas City – Missouri referred to in a previous post, during an interview on The Real News Network, was produced by German news group ARD Monitor. A video of the stunning report has been uploaded to YouTube with English subtitles (Thanks to a fellow blogger, Lo who gave directions to a version with English subtitles). As Professor Hudson stated in his interview, the report has gone viral in Europe and around the world, but United States media companies have blacked out any information.

In an effort to disseminate this urgent report which has the potential to avert war, the video is post here in German with English subtitles. As one who doe not speak German, some of the comments following the film were translated and transcribed giving some insights, before the video gets uploaded with English translation.

The ARD Monitor investigative journalists have concluded that ousted Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych was not responsible for the over 100 deaths on Maidan in Kiev one month ago, that those opposed to Yanukovych were behind the sniper killings, and that because of new information everything has dramatically changed in Ukraine.

“Monitor reports as one should expect from every news actually: neutral.”

“I just hope to finally wake up the other media and report the truth… But unfortunately (so far I do not see anything except this here) that was just a one time thing.”

“The media don’t have to wake up, the long known largely know. Those who sit on the other side of the ground glass are the ones who should wake up.”

“One such subjective contribution to the subject, I would not have expected more after the experience of the last few months from the mainstream media. But it is, unfortunately, probably only a prominent exception to the rule, and sheds a harsh light on how one-sided, biased, and ultimately manipulated and a lie the other coverage is mostly. These are the death throes of an independent and critical journalism. The transatlantic media “elite” will soon have brought the last dissenter on line. They want to drive us into a conflict with Russia, due to interests that are not ours, and the truth is always the first casualty of war.”

“What! That came on ARD? Why not kip so many here?”

“Monitor is known for critical reporting! This makes sense, too. But once we see a percentage of how these reporting goes down! What happened there, but it is clear! So it is allowed to specify also reports! However, it is quite obvious that it will not correspond to what will officially announce the ‘current investigation’.”

“What is going on in Ukraine is just not as black / white as some would like. Very good post by ARD!”

“The way I see it, pulling as the U.S. (NATO), the threads and then demand even by President Putin, to ease the situation, they want war because it again just as so often in other countries before, going around the resources (oil, natural gas). After each right idea the United States is a highly aggressive rogue state, which brings us to genetically modified foods, now also a war to Europe. Do not forget, there are only a few psychopaths who inflict this madness and not the whole American people. I am very glad that President Putin as a prudent man acting is at the top. In our political puppets I have now given up hope that they take their oath of office to act for the benefit of the German people, seriously. So we must try to stop this war-mongering of the West on peaceful demonstrations.”

“Looks you times this contribution times and then FINALLY begin the truth to spread.”

“And something in the mass media? I’m almost impressed!”

“Why has this video only 3,600 clicks? This must all friends, relatives, acquaintances are distributed by each of. We need more neutral coverage, because then there is no military threats and economic sanctions. The situation here can now not just in black and white or we divide the good and the evil.”

“People finally wake up, it’s the same script, as in Venezuela 2002! Exactly the same story. Which were neither rebellious nor government people who have shot there! It needs a catalyst, which then justifies gewlt and the coup. So they wanted to wegputschen (100% matching screenplay), and so one has weggeputscht Yanukovich. It always needs a legitimation to apply non-violent, either there are skyscrapers that are attacked or it is from 5:45 shot back. Even Schicklgruber Adolf, a justification story has come up. Wakes up, the USA is a terror state and its vassal European rich he is now in every way.”

“ARD Monitor suddenly sees the fault of the Ukrainian opposition, having organized in Kiev on the Maidan on 20 February 2014 massacre by snipers.”

“ARD journalists conducted an investigation into who actually shot demonstrators and Berkut on Independence Maidan February 20, 2014 and come to the conclusion Ukrainian opposition is guilty for this bloodbath.”

Please help stop the violence and threat of war in Ukraine and beyond. Please share this video as far and wide as humanly possible. As you will witness, this is a real matter of life and death – war and peace.

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(Thank you to Cui Bono at YouTube – English subtitles)  

German TV Airs Maidan Massacre World Shocker. News Media Blackout In United States.

Posted April 18, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

Germany television’s equivalent to American TV’s “60 Minutes” last week aired a report which contradicts the Barack Obama and new Ukrainian administrations’ claims that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych is responsible for the sniper murder of over 100 Ukrainian citizens and police officers in late February 2014.

The story has become front page news in Europe and Russia, but for some reason has yet to be reported on any media outlet to the American people. There are two reasons men and women have a very legitimate questioning stance on this German report. Number one is that there has been a great deal of language coming out of Americans’ television sets which paints Russia as the aggressor who needs to become stopped, and the possibility of Russia going ahead to annex more land in Ukraine and other areas in the region.

There is the perception that Viktor Yanukovych is a mass murderer and has led, because the perception also views Russia and Yanukovych as co-conspirators, to possibly inaccurate negative views in America on both Yanukovych and Russia. This has resulted in an escalation of tensions to a very high degree, which increases the odds that violence will break out – and may bring an all-out civil war in Ukraine. It is important that those who were responsible for the killing spree in Kiev are found and jailed. The report out of Germany makes a strong case that Ukraine’s current transition government has, intentionally or unintentionally, mistakenly placed blame on Yanukovych and his Berkut security forces.

The German report has raised very serious questions about the top officials of Ukraine’s new government. Victims of the sniper murders in February left behind family members whose questions and requests from the new rulers have been denied, ignored, or stonewalled. The government has refused to turn over information requested by family members for autopsy reports, medical records, and answers to specific questions. Disturbingly, there could be a major coverup occurring in Kiev over the identity of those who were calling the shots of snipers whose actions, besides killing over 100 innocent human beings, resulted in the overthrow of a democratically elected president.

People have become concerned that perhaps such a coverup is occurring, and that the truth isn’t being genuinely sought. If the current Ukraine high officials were behind the sniper massacre, then 42 million men, women, and children in Ukraine have mass murderers for national leaders. Economics Professor Michael Hudson of the University of Kansas City – Missouri says in the video from The Real News Network that “this is the equivalent of the Bush administration’s lies about Saddam Hussein and Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction” – used as a pretext for the horrifically tragic and extraordinarily deadly Iraq War.

Mr. Hudson shares a quote (Hudson finds Jimmy Carter the only politician from America speaking out) from former United States President Jimmy Carter last week: “The rest of the world almost unanimously looks at America as the #1 warmonger; that we resort to armed conflict almost at the drop of a hat.” On this blog’s post from the past week “One Hardcore Blog Journey”, a book by Mark Gorton – “The Dominance of the Cabal” – Gorton points out that, since John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, every U.S. president has engaged in high criminality – except Jimmy Carter.

So the situation in Ukraine, if the allegations coming out of the German TV report are serious and credible, is such that it’s possible over 40 million Ukrainians have a national government consisting of premeditated murderers. The all-important questions regarding the continued resistance and effort to ignore, evade, and coverup the truth are in extremely serious need of answering – because there are real consequences for 40 million men, women, and children on this Earth.

Those who have listened to the intercepted phone call between the European Union’s Catherine Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet from over a month ago may have become equally astonished by the total lack of surprise exhibited by Ms. Ashton after Mr. Paet told her that there were doctors who had treated sniper victims, notably Dr. Olga Bogomolets, who had spoken to him about the possibility that snipers were shooting both police officers and civilian protesters, and that it was not Yanukovych – but the new coalition government group – who was behind the massacre.

Mr. Hudson goes on to read a quote from Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee: “I think you should have thought about that before encouraging the protesters on the Maidan. I think some people (U.S.) didn’t think through all the consequences, and when it comes to grief, will you be there? You can’t be there since you have so many other interests to protect.”

Professor Hudson then says, “It’s as if Barack Obama is channeling Dick Cheney.”

What Barack Obama is not saying about Ukraine

Hudson asks why Barack Obama is not telling the American people his administration backed opponents to Russia that got out of hand. Or apologize because they’ve been killing innocent civilians, or that they’re acting illegally. Hudson wonders why the president isn’t apologizing because they’re kleptocrats, or for closing the East Ukraine’s Russian TV channels. Barack Obama isn’t telling Americans that the new Ukraine regime is engaging in bad behavior which is undemocratic.

The whole world is talking about the German TV Maidan Massacre story but there is a complete blackout in the United States. Professor Hudson believes the only reason for American media silence is that something very serious is going on. Americans are being given reporting that portray Ukrainians as “freedom fighters” standing up to the “Russian Bear” when, according to Professor Hudson, “it’s really a case of America trying to goad Russia into acting intemperately.” At the end of this interview Mr. Hudson states, “So, the question is: where are we going to go from here?”

In my humble opinion it is absolutely critical that the murderers who killed over 100 police and civilians in February in Kiev have to become located as quickly as humanly possible. It is increasingly apparent that an independent law enforcement group, consisting of a multi-national team of the world’s top experts in homicide, must become organized and sent to Kiev so that the truth is known. To be absolutely direct and honest, solving this mass murder case has to become the highest – repeat highest – priority of the world’s leaders, and the world’s people.

Readers may agree or disagree but – risking accusations of journalistic fear-mongering and over-the-top sensationalism – the impossible-to-overstate importance of finding the Kiev sniper murderers has direct consequences for the continuation of the human race. As one who has listened to a number of talks by Professor Michael Hudson, one senses that he is a sincere and straight-talking academic of high stature. In this interview, he shows visible signs of anxiety and shaken psyche for the first time. For this psychological state of being disheveled to overcome him is a sign that urgent and intense action is necessary.

In other words, this German TV expose on murderous actions in Kiev, Ukraine is larger in importance than any of us may even imagine.

Men and women will either ignore this information or use small to large extents of reason to decide on morally appropriate action(s). If you know a police officer, member of the military, or attorney, please seek advice on how to handle your response to this profoundly and potentially deadly serious information.

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Kiev Dr. Olga Bogomolets: We Are Tired To Live With Corruption And Without Truth.

Posted March 28, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“The press, important as is its office, is but the servant of human intellect and its ministry is for good or evil, according to the character of those who direct it. The press is a mill that grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread.”

– William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

ripple11On March 5, 2014 an intercepted phone call between European Union high official Catherine Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet about Ukraine was released to the  public, then quickly went viral on the internet, and has since been listened to by millions of men and women around the world. After more than three weeks no American news organization has investigated and reported on the air to Americans the issues discussed in that phone call.

The ultimate and overwhelmingly newsworthy message of that call was spoken of by Mr. Paet. He conveyed his conversations with the medical staff who were treating sniper victims on February 20, 2014, and in that phone call he referred to Dr. Olga Bogomolets, a physician who was treating Ukrainian protesters who were ruthlessly shot down. Mr. Paet suggested the possibility that snipers were killing both Ukrainian police officers and protesters, and that it may be the case that ousted President Victor Yanukovych was not behind the murders, but that entities of the new coalition may have given “shoot to kill” orders.

Mr. Paet conveyed to the European Union’s Ms. Ashton that the new coalition government was reluctant to investigate the sniper killings, then Ms. Ashton expressed her perception that there had been some signals that an investigation was forthcoming.

What is perplexing is the complete absence of any investigative work by the media news corporations in America, because what has been suggested by Mr. Paet is that what happened was an intentional destabilization of Ukraine’s government and a violent coup d’état. One would think that such a huge story would become investigated to the point where either the violent coup d’état theory was found true or false. This would be the logical action of any news organization with self-proclaimed qualities of journalistic idealism – going after the truth.

Those who have noticed the many hours – virtually wall-to-wall – of on-air reports from CNN in recent weeks on the Malaysian airliner that went missing have to wonder if it was not possible for CNN to squeeze a ten-minute report about the nearly 100 Ukrainian police officers and protesters who were shot dead. And in that 10-minute report CNN or BBC could have talked to Catherine Ashton, Urmas Paet, and Dr. Olga Bogomolets, so that their worldwide viewers would have a fuller understanding of events in Ukraine.

The following video was uploaded on YouTube March 27, 2014 and contains a press event at the “Ukraine Crisis Media Center” – the language in the video is Ukrainian until Dr. Olga Bogomolets responds to questions in English shortly after 39 minutes. Ukrainians will be interested in the entire event, but English-speaking viewers would be advised to begin listening at 39:00.

In Dr. Olga Bogomolets words (some paraphrases):

“On February 20 the first snipers shootings began at 9-10 am, the last person was killed at 4 pm, the most died from 11 am – 1 pm. Wounds were very heavy, so it was very difficult for doctors to save victims. Snipers were shooting directly to the heart, to the neck, to the brain and eyes. (I told the) mass media to talk to people, to explain in Ukraine now, people are dying, not because someone is giving command to shoot, not only because (of) that, but because millions are keeping silent at the same moment.”

“So, I was calling to our politicians of all political parties, news makers, anyone who can give the world the message, that a criminal… absolutely inhuman, criminal situation in the Ukrainian nation is happening in the 21st century. I was also telling everybody that I can prove that snipers were working and killing people because of the shots and the wounds. I didn’t have possibility to see the patients on the other side (police officers), those who were wounded.”

“After the help was done to the Maidan people, policemen asked me to go help the officers and soldiers, so I went there and was also helping them, but I have no information about. So, I had a meeting on that day with dozens of politicians (February 20), dozens of mass media. The message was the same for everybody – that snipers are killing people on Maidan – protesters because I was in the hotel treating them.”

“So, was it a misunderstanding or just trying to make provocation? I don’t know. I just think that we have to look for truth, and we have to ask for independent organization, expert group who’ll check the information and who will give the Ukrainian people the true answer – with no lying.”

“Because we are tired to live with corruption and without truth. So, this was the message.”

At this point Dr. Bogomolets gets asked if she had direct experience to find the bullet wounds of police officer and protester victims were the same.

“Okay, look, I’m not a criminal expert – I’m a doctor – so it wouldn’t be professional for me to give any comments. Because we have criminal experts, you can talk to them and you can get this information.”

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(Dr. Bogomolets / English language begins shortly after 39 minutes)

Urmas Paet At Reykjavik Congress On Human Rights.

Posted March 17, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“There is one thing and one thing only, which defies all mutation: that which existed before the world, and will survive the fabric of the world itself – I mean justice.”

– Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

After listening more than once to the now-gone-viral, very disturbing, intercepted phone call between European Union high-ranking politician Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet, people around the world have waited in anticipation for their reactions. In the phone conversation Mr. Paet spoke to Ms. Ashton about the possibility that snipers in Kiev were shooting and killing both civilian protesters and members of the Ukrainian police force – backed by entities of the new coalition government – and not ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

A scenario where Ms. Ashton and Mr. Paet give a press conference to answer questions about the phone call has yet to manifest. Since the provocative phone call became public on March 5, neither Mr. Paet or Ms. Ashton have had a meeting with reporters to share views with people around the world who have become disturbed because of what was in the call.

It is not known if Catherine Ashton and Urmas Paet have decided to avoid any contact with members of the world’s media, in hopes of downplaying as much as possible the profound implications of over 100 Ukrainians and police officers shot dead by snipers in Kiev. Given the grave nature of statements made by Mr. Paet in the leaked call, in the very near future he and Ms. Ashton will be unable to avoid making public comments to reporters – and detectives and investigators working to find the shooters, if and when the investigation begins.

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Urmas Paet delivered a 15-minute lecture in Reykvajik, Iceland last year at a human rights conference. It is safe to say that the name Urmas Paet has become widely known around the world now, so it was surprising that the following video has been seen only 158 times. For the benefit of people who have an interest in learning more about the man whose name will be in history books because of his phone discussion with Catherine Ashton in 2014, he gives a short lecture on the International Criminal Court (ICC) as it relates to the United Nations’ “Right to Protect” (R2P) doctrine.

Mr. Paet’s emphasis in the talk is about the potential of ICC to effectively deter international crimes such as genocide, wars of aggression, war crimes, and ending international criminals’ ability to commit major crimes with impunity. He points out that recently the UN Security Council (UNSC) held its first-ever debate on the topic of peace and justice with a focus on the ICC. Since that debate the UNSC has referred possible war crime investigations that occurred in Sudan and Libya to the ICC, and Mr. Paet suggests the importance of UNSC follow-up on those cases.

Urmas Paet asks “Can it (ICC deterrence) succeed?”

He notes the first judgment of the ICC in its newest form was against an African warlord who used children for military combat, which sent a powerful message to those who would consider war crimes and crimes against humanity – on the African continent – on every continent.

He notes that the ICC is handling cases involving major crimes alleged against officials in Afghanistan, Georgia, Columbia, Honduras, North Korea, and Nigeria. He suggests that war crimes committed in Syria need to get to the ICC for adjudication. He speaks on the often overlooked, but very harming, issue of sexual violence in wars and during periods of apparent peace in nations. Finally Mr. Paet notes that it is important that “we never lose sight of the fact that victims are real individuals”.

“We are witnessing the development of a new culture in international criminal law”.

Dr. Urmas Paet of Estonia makes a reasonable, sensible argument for expansion of the ICC for finally deterring war crimes and crimes against humanity, removing the last vestiges of committing such major crimes with virtual impunity.

One can only wonder if Estonia’s Urmas Paet has already taken actions to find and arrest those snipers he referred to in his now world-famous phone call – with the prosecutions and convictions taking place in the International Criminal Court.

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(Thank you to Institute for Cultural Democracy at YouTube)