THE NEW IRISH LAW ON ANIMAL CRUELTY IS GOOD BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SURVIVAL OF THE IRISH HARE?

This is wonderful news. You need to live in a country like Spain or in any Arab country, plus Turkey, to understand how wonderful. I welcome this. http://www.4international.me welcomes it. BUT…

 

I need to find out about a few things. One is the tieing up of dogs 24-7 or the whole question of not walking dogs, that is not giving them exercise because dogs are a free animal

 

There is the question of the survival of species in Ireland, and at the front of these is The Irish Hare, an historical animal for the Irish people. I am totally opposed to the Coursing of Hares, first on cruelty basis, second on the ssociated basis that they are persecuting an animal which already is threatened with extinction. But the saving of this species is going to be a gigantic struggle and the struggle to save it challenges a great deal in the Irish capitalist and profit driven culture

 

The success of the legislation depends not just on education but on the issue of fines. I know these low life types who abuse animals and the only language they understand is hit them, hard, in the pocket. But the pólice are from these backward layers to start with. Will they take a break from persecuting left wing individuals like Margaret Darcy to attack the dog abusers? I wonder.

 

But believe me this law is a step forward by the capitalist Irish state.

 

ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS WELCOME NEW ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE ACT (AHWA)

ISPCA Inspector Conor Dowling with Minister Simon Coveney and ISPCA CEO Dr Andrew Kelly

ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling with Minister Simon Coveney and ISPCA CEO Dr Andrew Kelly

Three of Ireland’s  leading animal welfare organisations  (ISPCA, Dogs Trust and The Irish Blue Cross) have today joined together to issue a statement welcoming the new Animal Health and Welfare Act (AHWA) which is fundamental in preventing cruelty to animals in Ireland. 

Animal Welfare Charities with Minister Simon Coveney

Leading animal welfare organisations with Minister Simon Coveney

ISPCA Chief Executive Officer Dr Andrew Kelly said: “This is a momentous advancement for animal welfare in Ireland and we congratulate the Minister and his Department on bringing this progressive legislation to fruition.  For too long our fully trained Inspectors, have had to deal with horrendous cruelty to animals. This Act will enable them to be more proactive and to concentrate on the prevention of cruelty rather than having to wait for cruelty to occur before being able to take action. We look forward to working with the Department of Agriculture, the Gardai and other interested parties in maximising the benefits of this new act.”

Dogs Trust Executive Director Mark Beazley said:  “We welcome this ground breaking piece of animal welfare legislation, which is the most significant since the foundation of the state. We would like to acknowledge the extensive and inclusive consultation process carried out by Minister Simon Coveney and his officials at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, which has resulted in legislation that will be the envy of our European neighbours.”

Irish Blue Cross Manager Chris Conneely said:  “We greatly welcome the commencement of the new AHWA, which heralds reform in the animal health and welfare sector in Ireland.  The new legislation has been carefully brought together and stealthier measures permitted in the Act, will prove invaluable to enforcers in safeguarding our animals against cruelty and neglect throughout Ireland.  As an animal welfare charity that promotes responsible pet ownership and serves the needs of responsible and needy owners, we can now look forward to improved conditions and health for pets generally as a result of this reform.”

ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling said: “For too long our Inspectors have been attempting to work with archaic and ineffectual laws that have often hindered their efforts to make a meaningful difference to the welfare of animals. The new act will close up old loop-holes and will allow us to address welfare issues in a far more effective manner.”

 

Minister Simon Coveney with two Irish Wolfhounds

Minister Simon Coveney pictured with two Irish Wolfhounds

 

 

 

 

 

A HUGE MOSQUE CAPACITY 10,000 DOMINATES THE SCENE IN MERTON LONDON

This is an extract from the Daily Mail. Mass immigration into Britain has created a totally politically correct and utterly crushed society. Any person who speaks against the dangers of mass immigration into a country, and ilegal at that, is labelled a “racist”. The Stalinists and the Revisionists of Marxism of the British Left have been totally instrumental in creating such a climate.

(start extract here)

On Saturday, the leading liberal commentator David Goodhart described the profound effect mass immigration has had on social cohesion. He admitted that, for decades, liberals like him failed to realise its implications. Today, concluding his series, he sets out his vision of how a new Britishness can bind the nation’s fractured communities.

Large-scale immigration has created an England that is increasingly full of mysterious and unfamiliar worlds — as I discovered one day sitting in an enormous minareted mosque in a sedate London suburb among thousands of men in Pashtun dress listening to the words of an elderly man.

Mirza Masroor Ahmad is not any old preacher. To a couple of million Muslims of one particular sect, the Ahmadiyans, he is the holiest man on the planet.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2298553/A-mega-mosque-suburb-90-cent-white-30-years-ago-polite-apartheid-dividing-Britain.html

The Daily Mail is part of the British Ruling Class and it begins to understand the horror that has been created. There really is hardly a British working class left any more because it does not have any conscious leadership.

The Stalinists of the Communist Party liquidated Marxism and became a politically correct versión of a local council bureaucracy in each área.

The article, please read it all, shows that there is a 10,000 capacity Mosque build which dominates Merton, a part of London, and there are hardly any native British people left at all.

Those that are left, and if they have a job with the local council of Merton, will be making dammed sure they keep their heads well down. Any mention that there are hardly any British left in Merton and they will be sacked. My point here is that the trade unions would go along with that sacking.

This situation was reflected in the ex EDL Tommy Robinson is in jail on a trumped up charge and furthermore we have learned that the EDL big mouths never even bothered to provide Robinson and his family with a guard, because his and his family were continually threatened by Islam Fascists.

This man David Goodhart who has written a book is a total pain in the butt. He thinks there is going to be a new national consciousness arising from this ruptured society which will meld all these groups into one great British nation.

It already exists and is called hatred of the British native person

The Mosque has replaced Express Dairies which once employed 300 local people

The Mosque dominates the whole área. THAT is the new British consciousness.

IMAGINE, BY GOLDIN, HAS POLICE AGENT BILL AYERS FEATURING AS A SOCIALIST

This is why we need 4international. It is partly to help expose the lies of the capitalist class. Of course Imperialists and Capitalists will bring forward this book. The whole book is a lie and it has nothing at all to do with socialism.

Name of the book is

Francis Goldin, Debby Smith and Michael Steven Smith, eds., Imagine Living in a Socialist USA, (New York: Harper Perennial, 2014) 304 pp., $15.99

This is a description on Amazon

“Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A. is an anthology of original essays that looks at what the United States could be if the capitalism collapsed and socialism was instated.

The book paints a portrait of the many facets of life in a socialist society through a series of ruminations by prominent thinkers, activists, and artists, including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore’s proposal for how to effectively continue the Occupy Wall Street movement; incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal’s look at alternative systems to capitalist injustice; Hugo Award-winning author Terry Bisson’s short story imagining Thanksgiving in 2077 where the dinner table conversation revolves around everything from the rising seas in Florida and the dismantling of the Alaskan pipeline to the children’s ability to work off their student loans through civil service; New York Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez’s argument that immigrant workers have already proven that socialism provides a better life; and attorney Michael Ratner, who is representing Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in the United States, explaining the steps he would take as attorney general, which include refusing to enforce criminal prosecution of undocumented immigrants and Internet activists like Assange, as well as ending all FBI surveillance measures.

Other essays touch on the topics of gender equality in the workplace, an end to the war on drugs, how the arts and education would thrive in a socialist system, and, above all, make a case for how and why a socialist U.S.A could lead to a better world. ”

THE RULING CLASS LOVE THIS BOOK. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SOCIALISM

Radosh on Frontpagemag has this

“This dreadful book has one redeeming quality: it admits candidly what the Left in America really wants when it says that its goal is a socialist country. Meant to be a recruiting tool as well as a morale booster for the Left, this book leads to a very different conclusion than its editors and authors intend.

Karl Marx, who, aside from that one famous sentence that when the communist golden age was finally reached, men would hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon and relax at night, never wrote anything about how the communist future would actually work or what it would look like. The editors of Imagine, on the other hand, have tried for a book that paints an explicit portrait of the utopian future they are sure is just around the corner. They’ve recruited the usual suspects to help them out: including Bill Ayers, Michael Moore, Michael Ratner, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Frances Fox Piven, Mumia Abu-Jumal, Angela Davis, Juan Gonzalez and Leslie Cagan, among many others.

They love this book the capitalist and imperialists. Jared Israel in a terrific showed that Bill Ayers is a pólice agent and remains so

THE MAIN FACT IS THAT PUTIN AND RUSSIA ARE DEFENDING THEMSELVES FROM NATO

Let us try to get some decent factual knowledge about Ukraine and Crimea.

First of all Leon Trotsky who is the essence along with Lenin of Russian Communism fought for Ukrainian Independence at the same time as he advocated Jewish Independence in a Jewish State in Palestine (in the thirties)

But not a Ukraine that would be a base for war against Russia. Trotsky had fought to defend Russia from just this in the Civil War period of 1918 to 1921. Every nation in the world has the right to defend itself as Israel did by knocking out the enemy war`planes in 67

The following is a useful article. it is useful factually which is what we want here on 4international. I think it has a fallacy when it talks about Kosovo.

This Washington Post writer and quoting The Guardian has a direct, total and complete lie. Let me quote this lie

“In The Guardian newspaper, Daniel Drezner has pointed out that NATO only intervened in Kosovo in 1999 after significant evidence of Serbian abuses was collected”

Those were lies. Those were NATO lies. it was the very opposite to this. NATO moved in with its power and behind NATO was the KLA ethnic cleansers.

Those lies persist and will persist until revolutionary power and action drives these lies out of circulation.

This is not a parallel but is the very opposite of Crimea. In Kosovo the majority of the people were Serb and then these Serb people were driven out of Kosovo by Jihad and replaced by Albanian Muslims. So the takeover of Kosovo by NATO/Jihad was a continuous war on Serbia and Serbs. Read the history of Crimea it has always been Russian. Why did Kruschev hand Crimea to Ukraine? Understand Kruschev and understand Stalinism.

(start extract from article here)

The collapse of the USS.R. has always been a bugbear for Putin: Not so much because he loved Communism, but because it seemed to mark the end of Russia’s time as a great power at the center of an empire.

In his speech, the Russian president returned to his anger over the end of the Soviet era. “Millions of people went to bed in one country and awoke in different ones,” he said, “overnight becoming ethnic minorities in former union republics, while the Russian nation became one of the biggest, if not the biggest, ethnic group in the world to be divided by borders.”

The situation, he said, was especially significant in Crimea, which became part of Ukraine in 1954 at the “personal initiative” of Communist Party head Nikita Khrushchev. “It was only when Crimea ended up as part of a different country that Russia realised that it was not simply robbed, it was plundered,” Putin said.

Putin’s theory on Crimea’s place in Russian history makes some sense: The peninsula had been part of Russia from 1783 to 1954 and even under Ukrainian rule housed Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. It’s not always a pretty history, though: The entire Crimean Tatar population was deported during World War II, and a huge number are thought to have died. Putin touched on this in his speech, admitting that the Crimean Tatars were “treated unfairly” but adding that “millions of people of various ethnicities suffered during those repressions, and primarily Russians.”

Putin also neglected to mention that Crimea’s decision to remain part of Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union came in a referendum on independence in December 1991. In that election, 54 percent of Crimean voters favored independence from Russia — a majority, though the lowest one found in Ukraine.

Two of the most important events in post-World War II history were the division of Germany among Allied powers and the subsequent reunification of Germany after the Soviet Union’s collapse.

“I believe that Europeans, firstly Germans, will understand me,” Putin said during his speech, pointing out that Russia had supported German reunification when others hadn’t. “I am certain that you have not forgotten this, and I count that German citizens will support the aspiration of the Russian world and historical Russia to restore unity.”

It’s true that Russia did play a significant role in reunification negotiations after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, with Mikhail Gorbachev a key supporter of a tactic that allowed the two Germanys to negotiate on their own, without outside powers coming in until later. Regardless, it doesn’t seem as if Germany feels much gratitude here. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been a frequent critic of Russia’s stance on Crimea over the past few weeks.

After the fall of the Iron Curtain, Yugoslavia fell into a number of wars that eventually led the country to split into the states of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

Of particular note was the Bosnian war, which began in 1992 after a successful referendum on independence in the multiethnic region, despite a significant boycott by members of the Serbian minority and their attempts to establish their own state. After Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence, Bosnian Serbs, with the support of Slobodan Milosevic’s Yugoslav government, began a strategy of ethnic cleansing of Muslim Bosniaks and Croats in the eastern part of Bosnia. After the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995 (during which an estimated 8,000 unarmed Muslim men and boys were killed in a UN safe area), NATO intervened with a sustained air campaign called “Operation Deliberate Force” that attacked Bosnian Serb forces. Within months, a peace agreement was reached.

The breakup of Yugoslavia, and especially the Bosnian war, has an interesting legacy for Russia in light of the situation in Crimea. At the time, Russia contributed forces to help with the NATO-led peacekeeping efforts, but later events, including in Kosovo and the allegations that Russia was helping to hide Bosnian Serbs involved in atrocities, made it clear that Russia wasn’t happy with how things went.

In a key part of his speech, Putin contrasted the situation in Crimea with that of Kosovo, an Albanian-majority region of Serbia that was eventually recognised as independent in 2008.

“The Crimean authorities referred to the well-known Kosovo precedent,” Putin said, “a precedent our Western colleagues created with their own hands in a very similar situation when they agreed that the unilateral separation of Kosovo from Serbia, exactly what Crimea is doing now, was legitimate and did not require any permission from the country’s central authorities.” He later added that the UN regulation on declarations of independence was “crystal clear, as they say.”

Putin is right that in some ways Crimea, with its Russian majority, does look a little like Kosovo, with its own Albanian majority. Both held successful referendums on independence against the wishes of the states they were a part of.

But what’s more significant than the similarities between Crimea and Kosovo are their differences. In The Guardian newspaper, Daniel Drezner has pointed out that NATO only intervened in Kosovo in 1999 after significant evidence of Serbian abuses was collected. Notably, while NATO military action wasn’t sanctioned by the UN, it did take place after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1199, on which Russia had voted.

Perhaps more important, although Kosovo was a de facto independent state after NATO intervention, it didn’t formally announce independence until 2008. That’s almost 10 years between conflict and independence, rather than the mere weeks it has taken in Crimea. Even then, a significant number of states and organisations, including Russia, China and even the United Nations, have not recognised Kosovo as a sovereign state. Putin does have an argument, but it’s certainly not a “crystal clear” situation.

Ultimately, Putin’s appeal to history merges two strands of his political thought: The memories of a Russian empire that drive his plans for a Eurasian Union and his belief that the West’s international dominance is decadent and undeserved.

Where he trips up, however, is in arguing that history can act as a justification in the Crimea situation. History is often complicated and incoherent: Europe’s ever-changing borders don’t necessarily justify anything.

Adam Taylor – The Washington Post

http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/world-int/world-news/international-news/9839-what-history-tells-us-about-russia-crimea-and-putin.html

CATHERINE ASHTON IS CLEARLY ONE OF THESE SAVAGE BRITISH GANGSTERS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER

Snipers Hired By Kiev Protest Leaders – Leaked EU’s Ashton Phone Tape

By RT

March 05, 2014 “Information Clearing House – “RT” – The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation between the EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign affairs minister, which has emerged online.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37857.htm

The US, NATO, UN and EU gangsters are piling lie upon lie, and agent provocateur provocation upon provocation. The biggest lie concerns the uprisong in Ukraine which was not spontaneous but was planned inside the bowels of the CIA, EU and US State Department, Victoria Nuland telling exactly that from her very own mouth

http://www.4international.me has been intensely interested in the position of Mrs Catherine Ashton in all of this. This is the very typical EU bureaucrat. Ashton is a politician who made no waves at all in her political life inside her own country. She does not even have the benefit of good looks being an intesely ugly woman to look at by any standard. So no saving graces at all. Yet she was chosen right at the top of the EU Regime in our world.

I find this all very useful and will be so especially for class conscious workers and youth, and her responses give a very clear indication of the gangster mentality that is at stake in this EU attack on Russia. It gives us a glimpse better than anything else just what the EU is all about. Often you do not need heaps of data and statistics to understand something and here it is the personal that tells the story, how Ashton reacts in a conversation to the certain knowledge that the snipers who were firing on the Maidan was in fact snipers employed by the Maidan. We live in the age of the agent provocateur. Ashton says she didn´tpick that up, then she says “Gosh”, but Ashton is on an agenda, which can be understood when you investigate her past political life (sadly no space to do that here but another time)

(start Ashton phone conversation with EU Foreign Minister URMAS PAET here)

“There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition,” Urmas Paet said during the conversation.

“I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh,” Ashton answered.

The call took place after Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited Kiev on February 25, following the peak of clashes between the pro-EU protesters and security forces in the Ukrainian capital.

Met in Kiev with deputy speaker of Rada and head of Regions Party fraction. It is important to form quickly new government.

— Urmas Paet (@Urmaspaet) February 25, 2014

Paet also recalled his conversation with a doctor who treated those shot by snipers in Kiev. She said that both protesters and police were shot at by the same people.

“And second, what was quite disturbing, this same Olga [Bogomolets] told as well that all the evidence shows that the people who were killed by snipers from both sides, among policemen and then people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides,” the Estonian FM stressed.

Ashton reacted to the information by saying: “Well, yeah…that’s, that’s terrible.”

“So that she then also showed me some photos she said that as a medical doctor she can say that it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it’s really disturbing that now the new coalition, that they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened,” Paet said.

Olga Bogomolets was the main doctor for the Maidan mobile clinic when protests turned violent in Kiev. She treated the gravely injured and helped organized their transportation to neighboring countries, who had expressed a willingness to treat those with severe wounds. From the outset, Olga blamed the injuries and deaths on snipers. She turned down the position of Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for Humanitarian Affairs offered by the coup-appointed regime.

The Estonian FM has described the whole sniper issue as “disturbing” and added, “it already discredits from the very beginning” the new Ukrainian power.

His overall impressions of what he saw during his one-day trip to Kiev are “sad,” Paet said during the conversation.

He stressed that the Ukrainian people don’t trust the Maidan leaders, with all the opposition politicians slated to join the new government “having dirty past.”

The file was reportedly uploaded to the web by officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to ousted President Viktor Yanukovich who hacked Paet’s and Ashton’s phones.

THE WORLD IS NOW TOTALLY FILLED WITH HOLOCAUST DENIAL

This is a great article and it goes to the very centre of what http://www.4international.me is about, because we have to seek the total truth in every situation we encounter or enter into

From the very excellent site http://www.virtualjerusalem.com

The New Holocaust Discoveries
Follow Virtual Jerusalem The latest revelation about the Holocaust stuns even the scholars who thought they already knew everything about the horrific details of Germany’s program of genocide against the Jewish people.

It’s taken more than 70 years to finally know the full facts. And what is almost beyond belief is that what really happened goes far beyond what anyone could ever have imagined.

For the longest time we have spoken of the tragedy of 6 million Jews. It was a number that represented the closest approximation we could come to the victims of Hitler’s plan for a Final Solution. Those who sought to diminish the tragedy claimed 6 million was a gross exaggeration. Others went further and denied the historicity of the Holocaust itself, absurdly claiming the Jews fabricated their extermination to gain sympathy for the Zionist cause.
But now we know the truth.

The reality was much worse than whatever we imagined.

holocaust statistics and real numbers
Rows of bodies fill the yard of the Boelcke-Kaserne (Boelcke Barr acks) located in the south-east of the town of Nordhausen. The barracks was a subcamp of the en:Mittelbau-Dora Nazi concentration camp.
Wikipedia

The unspeakable crime of the 20th century, more than the triumph of evil, was the sin of the “innocent” bystander.

It wasn’t just the huge killing centers whose very names – Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Majdanek, Belzec, Ravensbruck, Sobibar, Treblinka – bring to mind the ghastly images by now so familiar to us. It wasn’t just the Warsaw ghetto. It wasn’t just the famous sites we’ve all by now heard of that deservedly live on in everlasting infamy.

Researchers at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have just released documentation that astounds even the most informed scholars steeped in the previously known statistics of German atrocities. Here is some of what has now been conclusively discovered:

There were more than 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe from 1933 to 1945.

There were 30,000 slave labor camps; 1,150 Jewish ghettos; 980 concentration camps; 1000 prisoner of war camps; 500 brothels filled with sex slaves; and thousands of other camps used for euthanizing the elderly and infirm, performing forced abortions, “Germanizing” prisoners or transporting victims to killing centers.

The best estimate using current information available is 15 to 20 million people who died or were imprisoned in sites controlled by the Germans throughout the European continent.

Simply put, in the words of Hartmut Berghoff, Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, “The numbers are so much higher than what we originally thought; we knew before how horrible life in the camps and ghettos was, but the actual numbers are unbelievable.”

And what makes this revelation so important is that it forces us to acknowledge a crucial truth about the Holocaust that many people have tried to ignore or to minimize – a truth that has profound contemporary significance: The unspeakable crime of the 20th century, more than the triumph of evil, was the sin of the “innocent” bystander.

For years our efforts to understand the Holocaust focused on the perpetrators. We looked for explanations for the madness of Mengele, the obsessive hatred of Hitler, the impassive cruelty of Eichmann. We sought answers to how it was possible for the criminal elements, the sadists and the mentally unbalanced to achieve the kind of power that made the mass killings feasible.

That was because we had no idea of the real extent of the horror. With more than 42,000 ghettos and concentration camps scattered throughout the length and breadth of a supposedly civilized continent, there’s no longer any way to avoid the obvious conclusion. The cultured, the educated, the enlightened, the liberal, the refined, the sophisticated, the urbane – all of them share in the shame of a world that lost its moral compass and willingly acceded to the victory of evil.

“We had no idea what was happening” needs to be clearly identified as “the great lie” of the years of Nazi power. The harsh truth is that almost everyone had to know. The numbers negate the possibility for collective ignorance. And still the killings did not stop, the torture did not cease, the concentration camps were not closed, the crematoria continued their barbaric task.

The “decent” people were somehow able to rationalize their silence.

Just last year Mary Fulbrook, a distinguished scholar of German history, in “A Small Town Near Auschwitz “wrote a richly and painfully detailed examination of those Germans who, after the war, successfully cast themselves in the role of innocent bystanders.

“These people have almost entirely escaped the familiar net of ‘perpetrators, victims and bystanders’; yet they were functionally crucial to the eventual possibility of implementing policies of mass murder. They may not have intended or wanted to contribute to this outcome; but, without their attitudes, mentalities, and actions, it would have been virtually impossible for murder on this scale to have taken place in the way that it did. The concepts of perpetrator and bystander need to be amended, expanded, rendered more complex, as our attention and focus shifts to those involved in upholding an ultimately murderous system.”

Mary Fulbrook singled out for censure those who lived near Auschwitz. But that was before we learned that Auschwitz was replicated many thousands of times over throughout the continent in ways that could not have gone unnoticed by major parts of the populace. Millions of people were witnesses to small towns like Auschwitz in their own backyards.

And so Elie Wiesel of course was right. The insight that most powerfully needs to be grasped when we reflect upon the Holocaust’s message must be that, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

That remains our greatest challenge today. If we dare to hope for the survival of civilization we had better pray that the pessimists are wrong when they claim that the only thing we learn from history is that mankind never learns from history.

by Rabbi Benjamin Blech via aish.com

ORDINARY JEWS IN UKRAINE SUPPORT PUTIN…LEADERS BACK FASCISTS THOUGH

Jews are in crisis over Ukraine and Crimea. This is because Jewish leaders continually betray the Jewish people and there is a large section of Jewish leaders including Netanyahu who are for capitalism and snuggle up to the main capitalist power which is the US, actually Imperialist US Power.

4international will be following very closely Jews, Jewish leaders, and the Ukraine issue.

We do this in the perspective that Jews face immanent holocaust at the hands of Iran Nuclear Bombs which is facilitated by all branches of US Imperialism not just the individual Obama or the individual Samantha Power.

Thus int his struggle for clear and principled leadership among the Jews…We will be covering issues such as how the Jewish leaders in the Ukraine actually met with Hitlerite Skoboda party, which is just like happened when Jewish leaders met with Nazis prior to The Holocaust. We will also cover how Jewish leaders do the dirty work of US and EU Imperialism by attacking the revolutionary nationalist Russian patriot Vladimir Putin. But remember these are leaders, the elite in other words, not the ordinary Jews, and it is all here a question of leadership, which our http://www.4international.me is fighting for. Remember please…emphasis all the time on leaders and leadership, nothing else!

This article today is very revealing because it shows that ordinary Jews feel that they are safer by far in Crimea with Putin and the Russians rather tan Obama, Cameron and Skoboda. Look for the interruption because the article goes on to show the other side of the coin, the confusing leaders supporting US Imperialism

START ARTICLE HERE

In Crimea, some Jews feel safer after Russian intervention

By Cnaan LiphshizMarch 4, 2014 3:34pm

Simferopol Reform Synagogue Ner Tamid, in Crimea, was vandalized recently. (Courtesy of Simferopol Reform Synagogue Ner Tamid)
Simerofol Reform Synagogue Ner Tamid, in Crimea, was vandalized recently. (Courtesy Simerofol Reform Synagogue Ner Tamid)

(JTA) — Shortly after Russian soldiers occupied the Crimean city of Sevastopol last week, Leah Cyrlikova took her two children out for an afternoon stroll in a city park.

When they passed a group of soldiers, they stopped to have a friendly chat and pose with them for photos.

While many Ukrainian Jews have strongly condemned the Russian military incursion into Crimea, others see the intervention as restoring order in the wake of a violent revolution that overthrew the pro-Russian government of President Viktor Yanukovych.

“I feel safer with them around,” said Cyrlikova, a Jewish Ukrainian who has lived in Sevastopol for five years. “These are crazy times, and now I know that if something bad happens, they will stop it.”

THEN FOLLOWS AN ANALYSIS WHICH SHOWS THE GREAT BETRAYALS CARRIED OUT BY THESE JEWISH LEADERS IN THE UKRAINE AS THEY ATTACK THE LIBERATION MOVEMENT WHICH IS RUSSIA AND THEY SIDLE UP TO SKOBODA AND US IMPERIALISM, THUS BECOMING A VEHICLE FOR US IMPERIALIST IDEOLOGY A LA JOHN KERRY OR JOHN MCCAIN INTO THE JEWS

Divisions within the Ukrainian Jewish community have deepened in the wake of the Russian movement last week into the Crimean Peninsula, where approximately 10,000 Jews live amid an ethnic Russian majority.

Many Ukrainian Jews took part in the opposition movement centered in Kiev’s Maidan, or Independence Square. Jews participated despite the fact that the protests included far-right activists and some political figures who have been known to espouse anti-Semitic views. But support for the revolution is hardly unanimous among the country’s Jews.

Rabbi Misha Kapustin, whose Reform synagogue in the Crimean capital of Simferopol was recently vandalized with swastikas, acknowledged that some Jews support Russian involvement in the crisis.

“In this area there is considerable support for the Russian invasion, and the local [Crimean Jewish] community is very assimilated here,” Kapustin told JTA. “You should take into account the effect of Russian propaganda: the television they watch, what papers they read.”

But he stressed that he felt his country was being invaded by foreigners.

“How would a Brit feel if another nation invaded London? That’s how I feel as a citizen of Ukraine,” Kapustin said. “The city is occupied by Russians, who seem to have decided to take over the Crimea. If this were the case, I would leave the country because I want to live in democratic Ukraine.”

Residents of Crimea are at present able to move around freely at all hours, Kapustin said. They are also free to leave the peninsula for other parts of Ukraine. Kapustin asked his wife, Marina, to leave for Israel until the situation stabilizes. She refused.

“I stayed to remain with my community, but I wasn’t very happy my family also stayed,” Kapustin said. “I would rather see them as far away from the action as possible, but I respect Marina’s choice.”

The United States has condemned Russian “aggression” in Ukraine and threatened to impose economic sanctions in response. Major news agencies, as well as American and Ukrainian officials, have reported a massive mobilization of Russian troops in Crimea. But speaking at a news conference near Moscow on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied that his troops had occupied Crimea, while reserving the right to act militarily to protect Ukrainian citizens from an “orgy” of radical nationalists and anti-Semites.

“We have seen the work of neo-Nazis in Ukraine,” Putin said. “They and anti-Semites are rampant in Ukraine today.”

Putin seemed to be referencing the prominent role in the Kiev protests of Svoboda, a xenophobic political party whose members have referred to Jews as “kikes.” Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok has described his movement as the “worst fear of the Jewish-Russian mafia.”

On Monday, Ukraine’s acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, appointed Svoboda politician Sidor Kizin governor of the Zhytomyr district, pending elections scheduled for May. At the same time, Jewish businessman Igor Kolomoisky was appointed governor of the Dnipropetrovsk district.

The protest movement erupted in November because of the Yanukovych government’s prioritizing of ties with Moscow over relations with the European Union. But the revolution has exposed deep divisions between the country’s mostly Ukrainian-speaking west and the more Russian-oriented east and south.

“The Maidan Revolution was a dangerous thing,” said Boruch Gorin, a prominent Lubavitch rabbi in Moscow who was born in the predominantly Russian-speaking city of Odessa in southern Ukraine. “The decision to abandon democracy as a tool for change and adopt violence is always frightening, especially to minorities.”

Gorin, however, acknowledged that the protest movement was larger than just nationalist diehards and included both Jewish and non-Jewish liberals, as well as ordinary Ukrainians angered by rampant corruption and poor economic policies.

Amid the months of unrest leading up to Yanukovych’s ouster, unknown assailants staged two violent attacks on Jews in Kiev. On Jan. 17, an Orthodox Jew was stabbed after leaving a synagogue. The week before, another Orthodox Jew was beaten outside his home. Both men are expected to recover fully.

On Feb. 23, the day after Yanukovych’s ouster, a synagogue was firebombed in southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia. It sustained only minor damage.

Last week, unidentified individuals drew swastikas and wrote “Death to the Jews” on the front door of Kapustin’s Simferopol synagogue in Crimea.

Some leaders of Ukrainian Jewry, including a Kiev-based Ukrainian chief rabbi, Yaakov Dov Bleich, suggest that at least some of these incidents may have been provocations by pro-Russian forces seeking to justify Russian involvement in the crisis.

At a press conference in New York on Monday, Bleich called on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine. He drew a parallel between Russian actions in Crimea and the false pretenses Adolf Hitler used to justify his invasions and annexations of other countries in the 1930s.

But others say the threat of anti-Semitic violence is real and that Russian protection is vital for Ukrainian Jews. Baruch Fichman, founder and president of the Ukrainian League Against Anti-Semitism, based in the western Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi, said Ukrainian neo-Nazis are feeling emboldened by the revolution’s success and are more dangerous now.

“The threat of Russian intervention is a good thing because it will cause the neo-Nazis to rethink their attacks on Jews,” Fichman said. “Russian intervention in other places in Ukraine would be a positive thing for the safety of the Jewish population.”

Putin’s suggestions notwithstanding, Gorin says Russia’s mobilization in Ukraine is not motivated by its concern for Jews but by the new Ukrainian government’s scrapping of a law recognizing Russian as an official language. Russian intervention, he said, was an error that would mainly serve to reignite Ukrainian nationalist fervor.

“All said and done,” Gorin said, “Jews and non-Jews in Ukraine perceive Russian military intervention as a bigger threat than any revolutionary government.”

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