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March 19, 2014

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 03 19 14

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WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 03 19 14 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 18, 2014, 15:50 

 

http://eng.kremlin.ru/news/6889

 

Address by President of the Russian Federation 

 

 

[ Continuation ] 

 

 

Like a mirror, the situation in Ukraine reflects what is going on and what has been happening in the world over the past several decades.  After the dissolution of bipolarity on the planet, we no longer have stability.  Key international institutions are not getting any stronger; on the contrary, in many cases, they are sadly degrading.  Our western partners, led by the United States of America [The World Tyrant], prefer not to be guided by international law in their practical policies, but by the *rule of the gun*.  They have come to believe in their exclusivity and exceptionalism, that they can decide the destinies of the world, that only they can ever be right.  They act as they please: here and there, they use force against sovereign states, building coalitions based on the principle “If you are not with us, you are against us.”  To make this aggression look legitimate, they force the necessary resolutions from international organisations, and if for some reason this does not work, they simply ignore the UN Security Council and the UN overall. 

 

 

This happened in Yugoslavia; we remember 1999 very well.  It was hard to  believe, even seeing it with my own eyes, that at the end of the 20th century, one of Europe’s capitals, Belgrade, was under missile attack for several weeks, and then came the real intervention.  Was there a UN Security Council resolution on this matter, allowing for these actions?  Nothing of the sort.  And then, they hit Afghanistan, Iraq, and frankly violated the UN Security Council resolution on Libya, when instead of imposing the so-called no-fly zone over it they started bombing it too. 

 

 

There was a whole series of *controlled* “colour” revolutions.  Clearly, the people in those nations, where these events took place, were sick of tyranny and poverty, of their lack of prospects; but these feelings were taken advantage of cynically.  Standards were imposed on these nations that did not in any way correspond to their way of life, traditions, or these peoples’ cultures.  As a result, instead of democracy and freedom, there was chaos, outbreaks in violence and a series of upheavals.  *The Arab Spring turned into the Arab Winter*. 

 

 

A similar situation unfolded in Ukraine.  In 2004, to push the necessary candidate through at the presidential elections, they thought up some sort of third round that was not stipulated by the law.  It was absurd and a mockery of the constitution.  And now, they have thrown in an *organised and well-equipped army* of militants. 

 

 

We understand what is happening; we understand that these actions were aimed against Ukraine and Russia and against Eurasian integration.  And all this while Russia strived to engage in dialogue with our colleagues in the West.  We are constantly proposing cooperation on all key issues; we want to strengthen our level of trust and for our relations to be equal, open and fair.  But we saw *no* reciprocal steps.  

 

 

On the contrary, they have lied to us many times, made decisions behind our backs, placed us before an accomplished fact.  This happened with NATO’s expansion to the East, as well as the deployment of military infrastructure at our borders.  They kept telling us the same thing: “Well, this does not concern you.”  That’s easy to say. 

 

 

It happened with the deployment of a missile defence system.  In spite of all our apprehensions, the project is working and moving forward.  It happened with the endless foot-dragging in the talks on visa issues, promises of fair competition and free access to global markets. 

 

 

Today, we are being threatened with sanctions, but we already experience many limitations, ones that are quite significant for us, our economy and our nation.  For example, still during the times of the Cold War, the US [The World Tyrant] and subsequently other nations [NATO] restricted a large list of technologies and equipment from being sold to the USSR, creating the Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls list.  Today, they have formally been eliminated, but only formally; and in reality, many limitations are still in effect. 

 

 

In short, we have every reason to assume that the infamous policy of containment, led in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_Subversion_and_Containment

 

continues today. They are constantly trying to sweep us into a corner because we have an independent position, because we maintain it and because we call things like they are and do not engage in hypocrisy.  But there is a limit to everything.  And *with Ukraine, our western partners have crossed the line*, playing the bear and acting irresponsibly and unprofessionally. 

 

 

After all, they were fully aware that there are millions of Russians living in Ukraine and in Crimea.  They must have really *lacked political instinct and common sense* not to foresee all the consequences of their actions.  Russia found itself in a position it could not retreat from.  If you compress the spring all the way to its limit, it will snap back hard.  You must always remember this. 

 

 

Today, it is imperative to end this hysteria, to refute the rhetoric of the cold war and to accept the obvious fact: Russia is an independent, active participant in international affairs; like other countries, it has its own national interests that need to be taken into account and respected. 

 

 

At the same time, we are grateful to all those who understood our actions in Crimea; we are grateful to the people of China, whose leaders have always considered the situation in Ukraine and Crimea taking into account the full historical and political context, and greatly appreciate India’s reserve and objectivity. 

 

 

Today, I would like to address the people of the United States of America [The World Tyrant], the people who, since the foundation of their nation and adoption of the Declaration of Independence, have been proud to hold freedom above all else.  Isn’t the desire of Crimea’s residents to freely choose their fate such a value?  Please understand us. 

 

 

I believe that the Europeans, first and foremost, the Germans, will also understand me.  Let me remind you that in the course of political consultations on the unification of East and West Germany, at the expert, though very high level, some nations that were then and are now Germany’s allies did not support the idea of unification.  Our nation, however, unequivocally supported the sincere, unstoppable desire of the Germans for national unity.  I am confident that you have not forgotten this, and I expect that the citizens of Germany will also support the aspiration of the Russians, of historical Russia, to restore unity. 

 

 

I also want to address the people of Ukraine. I sincerely want you to understand us: we do not want to harm you in any way, or to hurt your national feelings.  We have always respected the territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state, incidentally, unlike those who sacrificed Ukraine’s unity for their political ambitions.  They flaunt slogans about Ukraine’s greatness, but they are the ones who did everything to divide the nation.  Today’s civil standoff is entirely on their conscience.  I want you to hear me, my dear friends.  Do not believe those who want you to fear Russia, shouting that other regions will follow Crimea.  We do not want to divide Ukraine; we do not need that.  As for Crimea, it was and remains a Russian, Ukrainian, and Crimean-Tatar land. 

 

 

I repeat, just as it has been for centuries, it will be a home to all the peoples living there.  What it will never be and do is follow in Bandera’s [Nazi] footsteps! 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepan_Bandera#Relationship_with_Nazi_Germany

 

 

Crimea is our common historical legacy and a very important factor in regional stability.  And this strategic territory should be part of a strong and stable sovereignty, which today can only be Russian.  Otherwise, dear friends (I am addressing both Ukraine and Russia), you and we – the Russians and the Ukrainians – could lose Crimea completely, and that could happen in the near historical perspective.  Please think about it. 

 

 

Let me note too that we have already heard declarations from Kiev about Ukraine soon joining NATO.  What would this have meant for Crimea and Sevastopol in the future?  It would have meant that NATO’s navy would be right there in this city of Russia’s military glory, and this would create not an illusory but a perfectly real threat to the whole of southern Russia.  These are things that could have become reality were it not for the choice the Crimean people made, and I want to say thank you to them for this. 

 

 

But let me say too that we are not opposed to cooperation with NATO, for this is certainly not the case.  For all the internal processes within the organisation, NATO remains a military alliance, and we are against having a military alliance making itself at home right in our backyard or in our historic territory.  I simply cannot imagine that we would travel to Sevastopol to visit NATO sailors.  Of course, most of them are wonderful guys, but it would be better to have them come and visit us, be our guests, rather than the other way round. 

 

 

Let me say quite frankly that it pains our hearts to see what is happening in Ukraine at the moment, see the people’s suffering and their uncertainty about how to get through today and what awaits them tomorrow.  Our concerns are understandable because we are not simply close neighbours but, as I have said many times already, we are one people.  Kiev is the mother of Russian cities.  Ancient Rus is our common source and we cannot live without each other. 

 

 

Let me say one other thing too.  Millions of Russians and Russian-speaking people live in Ukraine and will continue to do so.  Russia will always defend their interests using political, diplomatic and legal means.  But it should be above all in Ukraine’s own interest to ensure that these people’s rights and interests are fully protected.  *This is the guarantee of Ukraine’s state stability and territorial integrity*. 

 

 

We want to be friends with Ukraine and we want Ukraine to be a strong, sovereign and self-sufficient country.  Ukraine is one of our biggest partners after all.  We have many joint projects and I believe in their success no matter what the current difficulties.  Most importantly, we want peace and harmony to reign in Ukraine, and we are ready to work together with other countries to do everything possible to facilitate and support this.  But as I said, *only Ukraine’s own people can put their own house in order*. 

 

 

Residents of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the whole of Russia admired your courage, dignity and bravery.  It was you who decided Crimea’s future.  We were closer than ever over these days, supporting each other.  These were sincere feelings of solidarity.  It is at historic turning points such as these that a nation demonstrates its maturity and strength of spirit.  The Russian people showed this maturity and strength through their united support for their compatriots. 

 

 

Russia’s foreign policy position on this matter drew its firmness from the will of millions of our people, our national unity and the support of our country’s main political and public forces.  I want to thank everyone for this patriotic spirit, everyone without exception.  Now, we need to continue and maintain this kind of consolidation so as to resolve the tasks our country faces on its road ahead. 

 

 

Obviously, we will encounter external opposition, but this is a decision that we need to make for ourselves.  Are we ready to consistently defend our national interests, or will we forever give in, retreat to who knows where?  Some Western [World Tyrant / NATO] politicians are already threatening us with not just sanctions but also the prospect of increasingly serious problems on the domestic front.  I would like to know what it is they have in mind exactly: action by a fifth column, this disparate bunch of ‘national traitors’, or are they hoping to put us in a worsening social and economic situation so as to provoke public discontent?  We consider such statements irresponsible and *clearly aggressive* in tone, and we will respond to them accordingly.  At the same time, we will never seek confrontation with our partners, whether in the East or the West, but on the contrary, will do everything we can to build civilised and good-neighbourly relations as one is supposed to in the modern world. 

 

 

Colleagues, 

 

 

I understand the people of Crimea, who put the question in the clearest possible terms in the referendum: should Crimea be with Ukraine or with Russia?  We can be sure in saying that the authorities in Crimea and Sevastopol, the legislative authorities, when they formulated the question, set aside group and political interests and made the people’s fundamental interests alone the cornerstone of their work.  The particular historic, population, political and economic circumstances of Crimea would have made any other proposed option – however tempting it could be at the first glance – only temporary and fragile and would have inevitably led to further worsening of the situation there, which would have had disastrous effects on people’s lives.  The people of Crimea thus decided to put the question in firm and uncompromising form, with no grey areas.  The referendum was fair and transparent, and the people of Crimea clearly and convincingly expressed their will and stated that they want to be with Russia. 

 

 

Russia [The New Russian Empire] will also have to make a difficult decision now, taking into account the various domestic and external considerations.  What do people here in Russia think?  Here, like in any democratic country, people have different points of view, but I want to make the point that the absolute majority of our people clearly do support what is happening. 

 

 

The most recent public opinion surveys conducted here in Russia show that 95 percent of people think that Russia should protect the interests of Russians and members of other ethnic groups living in Crimea – 95 percent of our citizens.  More than 83 percent think that Russia should do this even if it will complicate our relations with some other countries.  A total of 86 percent of our people see Crimea as still being Russian territory and part of our country’s lands.  And one particularly important figure, which corresponds exactly with the result in Crimea’s referendum: almost 92 percent of our people support Crimea’s reunification with Russia. 

 

 

Thus we see that the overwhelming majority of people in Crimea and the absolute majority of the Russian Federation’s people support the reunification of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol with Russia. 

 

 

Now this is a matter for Russia’s own political decision, and any decision here can be based only on the people’s will, because the people is the ultimate source of all authority. 

 

 

Members of the Federation Council, deputies of the State Duma, citizens of Russia, residents of Crimea and Sevastopol, today, in accordance with the people’s will, I submit to the Federal Assembly a request to consider a Constitutional Law on the creation of two new constituent entities within the Russian Federation: the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, and to ratify the treaty on admitting to the Russian Federation Crimea and Sevastopol, which is already ready for signing.  I stand assured of your support. 

 

 

 

 

 

Libyan port rebels say U.S. [World Tyrant] seizure of oil tanker act of piracy 

 

 

 

TRIPOLI Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:17am GMT 

 

 

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/uk-libya-oil-rebels-idUKBREA2H0QA20140318

 

 

 

. . .the tanker had loaded oil at the rebel-held Es Sider port and escaped the Libyan navy before U.S. [World Tyrant] forces seized it on Sunday night off the Cyprus coast. 

 

 

 

 

 

18 March 2014 Last updated at 06:38 ET 

 

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26627236?print=true

 

 

Moldova’s [?] Trans-Dniester region pleads to join Russia 

 

 

 

The region split from Moldova in a war in 1991-92 

 

 

In a September 2006 referendum, unrecognised by Moldova and the international community [The World Tyant / NATO], the region reasserted its demand for independence. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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