Skip to main content

Don’t Shoot in Eastern Ukraine!

Don’t Shoot in Eastern Ukraine!

Something is happening in eastern Ukraine that
western politicians were not prepared for, an event
that could enter history.



By Dr. Dieter Duhm



The population
rises up against the orders of its government in
Kiev. They stop tanks and ask the soldiers that were
sent there to lay down their arms. The soldiers
hesitate, but then follow the peoples’ orders. They
refuse to shoot at their own compatriots. Following
this are moving scenes of fraternization in a nation
that will not allow itself to be forced into war.
The transitional government in Kiev declares the
civil rights activists in east Ukraine to be
terrorists. They do not see the possibility of
exemplary peace that could take place here. Instead
they send tanks into the cities in order to secure
their power with military force. They cannot think
differently. In the beginning, the soldiers obey
until they arrive at the area of operations, where
they do not meet terrorists, but an entire people
that defend themselves against tanks driving through
their landscape. They do not want war and they do
not see why it should be fought. Yes, why actually?
For long they have been lied to and betrayed by Kiev
– now they can no longer trust the new government.
They do not want to be occupied by Russia either –
they want freedom and civil rights, and in fact many
of them are closer to Russia than to the West. What
does the West actually want? With which right does
it claim the east Ukrainian regions? According to
the official propaganda from the West, eastern
Ukraine is in an explosive state, which could only
become controlled by military force. In reality,
what is happening there is a basic movement for
peace and humaneness – a process that defies all
political and military categories. The West is
confused and helpless because through this movement,
all its political options have been foiled. And
behind its options are sturdy economic interests
from the weapons industry, which always also need to
be considered.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Nir Rosen: Gaza: Israel, Hamas and the logic of colonial power | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Nir Rosen: Gaza: Israel, Hamas and the logic of colonial power | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "I have spent most of the Bush administration's tenure reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia and other conflicts. I have been published by most major publications. I have been interviewed by most major networks and I have even testified before the senate foreign relations committee. The Bush administration began its tenure with Palestinians being massacred and it ends with Israel committing one of its largest massacres yet in a 60-year history of occupying Palestinian land. Bush's final visit to the country he chose to occupy ended with an educated secular Shiite Iraqi throwing his shoes at him, expressing the feelings of the entire Arab world save its dictators who have imprudently attached themselves to a hated American regime."

Torture, Murder and Donald Trump    :  Information Clearing House - ICH

Torture, Murder and Donald Trump    :  Information Clearing House - ICH

Torture,
Murder and Donald Trump

By Patrick
Martin



February
11, 2016 "Information
Clearing House
"
-
"WSWS"

Only four days
after his public defense of torture and “a hell of a
lot worse” in US military-intelligence
interrogations, billionaire Donald Trump added
assassination to his foreign policy arsenal as well.
Speaking Wednesday on the “CBS This Morning”
program, Trump said that his solution to the US
conflict with North Korea over its nuclear weapons
program would be to eliminate North Korean leader
Kim Jong-un.


“I would
get China to make that guy disappear in one form or
another very quickly,” Trump told interviewer Norah
O’Donnell. When she followed up by asking if that
meant having Kim Jong-un assassinated, Trump
replied, “Well, I’…

Muslimedia.com

Muslimedia.com: "Beyond these assumptions lies an even more disturbing thought pattern that has failed to grasp the true nature of the political system in Pakistan. Just because Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and its rulers have Muslim names, no-one should assume that they abide by any Islamic principles. After all, Imam Husain (ra) and his companions were not martyred by mushriks; those who carried out the massacre at Karbala were people with Muslim names who probably offered salah both before and after perpetrating the crime. There is no reason to believe that they did not also fast in the month of Ramadan and fulfil other basic Islamic obligations. The present-day Muslim rulers are much more removed from Islam, despite their Islamic credentials or pretensions, because they are subservient to the kuffar and dependant on them to stay in power."