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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and German FM Gabriel give fascist greeting to Ukrainian nationalists

German Twitter users in particular were incensed by Sigmar Gabriel’s lack of sensitivity to the victims of fascism.

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The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel have found themselves embroiled in a scandal over a public greeting they offered to Ukrainian leaders.

Both leaders used the phrase “Slava Ukraini!”, in their messages. The phrase which literally means “Glory to Ukraine” and is usually answered with the refrain of “Glory to heroes”, was popularised by Ukrainian Nazi-collaborators during the 1940s including the notorious Ukrainian Insurgent Army and the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists headed by Stepan Bandera.

Both groups were complicit in the killings of Russians, Soviet Ukrainians, Poles and Jews.

The slogan has been resurrected by neo-Nazis who played a role in bringing about the February 2014 coup in Kiev against the anti-fascist President Viktor Yanukovych.

The Canadian Prime Minister wrote the controversial rallying call on his official webpage while the German Foreign Minister wrote the phrase on Twitter.

Many German citizens were incensed that the Foreign Minister could offer a fascist greeting with one German Twitter user writing in,

“Mr. Gabriel, you could not possibly tweet anything more stupid. Slava Ukraini is a Nazi greeting in Ukraine”.

Another user wrote,

“Slava Ukraini is something similar to a person saying ‘Sieg Heil!’ in Germany… You have not fully gotten rid of the Nazi filth, have you?”

Another user was worried that Germany was “returning to its roots”.

By contrast Justin Trudeau’s remarks gained little response, most likely because they were less visible due to the fact that they were not posted on social media.

Nevertheless, an apology is in order from both men. There is no place for fascist phrases in 2017, especially since in respect of the Ukrainian regime, fascism is still claiming its victims in the form of the genocidal war against the people of Donbass which continues without abatement.

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Avramijevdan
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Avramijevdan

Canadian Prime Minister wrote something dumb and nobody noticed due to nobody noticing him anyway. But what on earth happened to German FM, is he out of his freaking mind? Awaiting for Polish reaction, that one might be priceless.

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

The Poles are beginning to realize that Ukraine has been Banderised. Do they have the guts to stand up their shameful leaders?

Avramijevdan
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Avramijevdan

It is somewhat of psychological split in gentle Polish being. They hate Russia, their leaders hate Russia, Ukrops hate Russia, but Ukrops also hate Polish and were killing them en mass during WW2. Difficult choices. They would so gladly support Ukrops but they can’t.

What Polish actually want is their Empire back and Russia being destroyed. It is their dream ever since they fell under Vatican.

Vtran
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Vtran

Agreed … only think yesterday, Pollack either FM or DM refereed to Banderistan keeping out the RF Barbarism !

And so it can be viewed that Banderistan is the country keeping Pollack Fazcists from RF !

Anja Boettcher
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Anja Boettcher

This one is anachronistic.

Poles’ christianisation followed baptism of Mieszkov I. in 966; Christian history of Russians on the Kiev Rus began 20 years later.

View that Poland could be set up to go against Russians by being Christianed, their conversion thus be plotted as anti-Russian coup by the Vatican depends on an interpretation of history that is against all logic. (They rather did it to keep grip on Silesia, whose Christianisation had started about a hundred years before.)

Avramijevdan
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Avramijevdan

Well, don’t forget I am Serbian. Vatican has usually more meanings for me then just a Holy See. As for Polish their first state had rather close relationship with Teutonic Knights who were Papal State offspring. Later Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth attempt to conquer Russia is not very different from numerous attacks against Russian territories from 11th century onwards. Papal States financed first German adventurers in 11th century while HRR took over once Papal States lost their strength. Poland did continue in their footsteps once it became strongest in Europe in form of Polish Lithuanian state. I do agree it is… Read more »

Anja Boettcher
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Anja Boettcher

You know I do not agree at all with any abuse of creed for political reasons. But the specific nationalistic blend of Polish nationalism, is not only a product of the Vatican, but is fostered by genuinely Polish imperial dreams, which since WW1 are even more oriented towards Anglosaxon hegemonial support than to any ties to other Catholic countries. Spain has got historical ties to Latin American nations. The Catholic parts of Germany (especially the Rhinelanders) have culturally grown ties to Italy, Bavarians of course to Austrians — but Poles? To Lithuania, sure, but even they are poisened by mistrust.… Read more »

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

You have outdone yourself, Bitcher. I actually applaud your post. It shows breadth of thought and background knowledge and is well-organised.
B+ for sure.

outsider
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outsider

Very informative comment. Much appreciated. The stupid Polish elite deserves to be hood-winked by the Anglo-Saxon elite (again).

Anja Boettcher
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Anja Boettcher

All those corrupt elites deserve being presented the bills. Unfortunately though, they never suffer the consequences themselves, while not only the complicit, but as well the innocent part of their populations will pay the price in the end.

outsider
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outsider

I know. The injustice is heart-breaking.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

You are but thinly acquainted with logic and your posts are consequently rubbish. At least those that I have had the misfortune to see.

Vtran
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Vtran

Pollacks have with U$ America and the Rest of HATO made Banderistan into a NAZI State !

The Only Problem is that NAZI Banderistan Does not want to DIE on the “Eastern Front” … instead they see a Soft OPEN Europe … and Pollack Land is Right Next
.
Maybe Maidan (Revolution of dignity) to Warsaw …… but who will provide the snipers ?

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Israel.

Samantharbuck
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Samantharbuck

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Vtran
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Vtran

Agree other western, other Pro western country’s involved

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

And Pollacks had their excercises and experiences on the Maidan in 2014.
That could be a “homerun” for these experienced snipers.

ShermanRMcCoy
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ShermanRMcCoy

Same people who provided the snipers on the Maidan – the CIA.

Vtran
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Vtran

Pollacks at revolution of dignity

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Polish PM caught a few months ago on open microphone: “We have been sucking US dick for decades and have nothing to show for it.”

Anja Boettcher
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Anja Boettcher

It seems Mr Gabriel, who has been denounced by the most influential US foreign policy thinktank as one of the German “Kremlin’s horse” (along with Gerhard Schröder, who works for Gazprom), has really lost his mind (- as this can hardly be lack of knowledge.) http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/publications/The_Kremlins_Trojan_Horses_web_0228_third_edition.pdf Pressure from US neocons plus their transatlanticist pals (like Stefan Meister of the German foreign policy thinktank GAP, who helped to write the above publication) cost Gabriel btw his office as Chancellor candidate, as the Council of Foreign Relation demanded in the above last year’s publication that the social democrats should remove Gabriel from… Read more »

Vtran
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Vtran

Pollacks … are a NAZI / PRO NAZI state ….

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

Gabriel the Socialist has not serious time for this kind of things.
The man is working hard to make a career may be as president of Das Deutsche Reich.
He sniffs and .. there is money in the air with political power.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

2014 Russia presented a bill in the UN, to outlaw the N*zi Party and Canada, US and Ukraine voted against it, in support of the N*zis. 2016, the same bill was presented and again the US and Ukraine supported the N*azi Party and voted against the bill. Canada had just had a change of leader. Funny, but, what were they saying about the Antifa and N*zi protests in the US? Germany, well, did they learn nothing from the 40s? Or is it now OK to offer full support to the N*is, so long as it is in the right nation?… Read more »

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Nice to see they fully support and respect this crowd. The voters of Canada and Germany, must be so thrilled.

Ukraine Nazis 2016… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRrf1QD6sEI

Allegedly the media of both Ukraine and the West were a bit shy, with regards showing their dear N*zi friends on parade with NATO’s finest, on National N*zi Day, that so many leaders in the West supported.

Hidden Parade: Western and Ukraine Media Ashamed to Show Neo-N*zis Near NATO Soldiers

http://www.stalkerzone.org/hidden-parade-ukrainian-western-media-ashamed-show-neo-nazis-near-nato-soldiers/

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

He has a large support from Ukrainian Canadians, but it is no excuse for his actions. This is not the first time and wont be the last.

He happily welcomed Parubiy to Ottawa and seems to have started a bro-mance with him!
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Vtran
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Vtran

Are you suprized … Trudoo would not have been elected without the Fazcist Banderistan Relatives that were moved to Canada post 1945, to save them from the USSR Gulags

And Germany has been funding the Genocide of what was once Eastern Ukraine …. They are reliving 1941 all over again !

Shannon
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Shannon

Just to get really, really specific about Trudeau’s political motives for being pro-Ukraine junta: in Dnepropetrovsk, the Jewish community is Hasidic. The chief Rebbe for this area, Shmuel Kamenetsky, organizes the University where the fundamentals of “Habad-Lubavitch” will be taught. This diaspora supported the Maidan. It is poised to be a central region in the world for Hasidic Jews. Trudeau was elected in Montréal, in the riding of Papineau. Montréal has the second largest Jewish population in Canada, and about one quarter of the country’s Jewish population. When the riding of Papineau was formed in 2003, it took territory from… Read more »

Vtran
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Vtran

Explains why Canadians Citizens are willing to Die for Banderistan NAZI’s as they fight side by side in what was once Eastern Ukraine !

Shannon
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Shannon

Well, the Harper government, who was in power at the time of Maidan, had the support of Ukrainian-Canadians, who tend to be part of the Conservative party base. Maybe some of those citizens joined in – or some of the Canadian Hasidic community (according to Tsarev, many Ukrainian Jews joined the fight). I would guess that Trudeau (and Trump) are hoping for a knock-out political win in Ukraine, through their supporters among the Hasidic community. Aside from the clear domestic political victory available if they could pull that off, they both could reconcile with Russia, and seriously dethrone the Nuland,… Read more »

Vtran
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Vtran

There can be NO Political Victory in Banderistan … One there are NO Opposition Party’s …. merely the level of Extremists !

Two … far too many deaths, not just of Adults but Children … and never Should Adults outlive Children

Now if U$ Americans can restore all those Lives Lost, repair that Destroyed and Return all that Stolen then that might be a starting position to “talks” …

Shannon
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Shannon

The clear political victory is saving the most significant Chabad-Lubavitch University in the world from persecution and destruction by Neo-Nazis. I’m not sure where you live, but on the North American continent, this would be a huge, huge political boost. Obviously, Trudeau’s government is not going to single-handedly save Ukraine. And there may be political movements brewing in Ukraine, or among the Ukrainian immigrants in Russia, which are just not revealed publicly – for obvious reasons.

Vtran
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Vtran

There are NO Political movements in Banderistan ….. Valtzman (poroshenko to Banderists) will in time return to U$ america and be given a Hero’s Welcome …. Much like YatsenPuke who has purchased 25 Villa complexes in excess of $2million each in Florida ! Mind you YatsenPuke is a Canadian citizen … – There are no opposition party’s left in Banderistan … all Opposition Party’s (that are not Fazcist/ Nazi / Nationalist) are Banned … The members of those party’s are either in Prison, Left the Country or have been Murdered ! – And change of Gov in Banderistan will result… Read more »

Shannon
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Shannon

Every politician you mention was put in place by the Nuland, Clinton, Kagan, Biden, Netanyahu cabal. Each one is obviously an agent of that cabal therefore, regardless of citizenship. Poroshenko openly campaigned for Clinton during the 2016 US election. Neither Trudeau nor Trump were in power when those decisions were made.

Vtran
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Vtran

However instead of correcting or changing those decisions, Trmpz through HIS SPOKESPERSON (Trmpz Choice) Haily at the UN … Blamed the whole Banderistan Mess on RF … totally forgetting that it was U$ Americans that conducted the Armed Coup !

And more recently Trmpz authorized (Officially) Transfer of Lethal Weapons to Banderistan !

Shannon
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Shannon

I’ll let an American respond to those concerns. In any case, time will tell. Even with good intentions, accomplishing anything constructive in Ukraine now is not easy. Good day (or night? Depending on time zone) to you, Vtran!

Vtran
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Vtran

Agree … just as it impossible to solve the issues in Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya etc and any where else that U$ Americans have meddled …. as there will always be one group that is not happy with any solution and at least one group not happy with the Compensation from the Rich U$ Americans … expecting Far far more

Shannon
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Shannon

True. I do think with respect to saving Rebbe Shmuel Kamenetsky’s Chabad-Lubavitch University in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine — Trump can see this is a huge win (yuuuge 😉 but doesn’t know how to get it while keeping everybody happy. (That’s my read of it.) Trudeau is extremely familiar with international politics, competitive and ambitious. He’ll help Trump as much as he can, I’m sure (other political competitors in Canada would love to take charge of this, too, I’d expect.) It’s much less complicated on the north side of the 49th parallel!!! For all that, it may be impossible — it’s a… Read more »

Vtran
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Vtran

The region that is Donbas at the moment is not the full Donbas region …. so to have any “49th” would mean that the territory would need to expand, plus a demilitarize zone … which equally does not exist ! Add that other regions of Banderistan are awakening … the Fazcist West wants to be independent of Kiev Region … tho wishes to take over Pollack region – Unfortunately once again U$ american Meddling that has taken place since 1945 (WWII never ended ) has opened a hornets nest … RF people are not going to die to clear up… Read more »

Joop de Jong
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Joop de Jong

We must be kept stupid!
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Joop de Jong
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Joop de Jong

B.t.w. for those who don’t know what this building is, it’s the €1 billion new NATO headquarters in Brussels. Now you know where your tax €uro’s are spend on.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

The NATO symbol is just waiting for the four arms of the cross to get those little right-angled horns.

Joop de Jong
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Joop de Jong

Do you mean this one? It was designed, and build, by mistake, so they say. It don’t mean anything, nothing to see here, please walk on.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/507129/swastika-shaped-buildings-conspiracy-nazi-buildings-google-earth
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Bente Petersen
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Bente Petersen

HITLER IS STILL ALIVE !!!! And Canda and Germany greets with a Heil Hitler !!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON ????

Guy
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Guy

Canada , one of 3 nations to veto a UN resolution condemning Nazism.To my deep shame , but not in my name.
https://off-guardian.org/2017/08/26/the-nations-that-accept-nazism-today/

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

A combination of being dumb and ignorant???

Wayne Blow
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Wayne Blow

I can see dumbo Trudeau, trying to pull this off, he has a million voting Ukes to please in Canada!!!! ?

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Let me translate: “Slava Ukraini” = Heil Deutschland (though the German Nazis may not have been as crazy as this bunch – in which I include Sigmar Gabriel and Prime Minister Hairdo of Canada). I do not think personifying the nation was all that popular. Germany actually HAD health and glory. Ukraine and Canada and US-occupied Germany have none. “Ukraina nado vsikh” another of the Fascist Kiev chants = Deutschland uber alles What CIANN will never report is another slogan: “Moskali na nozhy” = Russians on (to) the knives. The phrase used to include Jews in the first or second… Read more »

Joop de Jong
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Joop de Jong

“The S.N.A. derived from “the Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine,” whose
name was derived from the National Socialist Party of Germany — the
original Nazis. America’s CIA hides its longstanding support of nazis
after World War II (see this and this),
but the Bushes and Obama have continued it even decades after the
Soviet Union and its communism ended. Consequently, in 2004, the Social
Nationalist Party of Ukraine was advised by the CIA to, and it did,
change its name to the “Freedom Party,” or “Svoboda,” because that
sounds better to Americans.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukrainian-nazis-pay-private-military-company-academi-formerly-blackwater-for-training-russian-report/5422667

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

It looks like some brands of White Supremacy are better, with Trotskyites and Liberals, than others.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

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Dominic Blais
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Dominic Blais

well no shit wall street loves nazis so much they paid for hitler too

Doom Sternz
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Doom Sternz

Capitalism is Fascism. America is racist and a proponent of what Benito Mussolini called “Corporationism” — big corporate control of the government, which Mussolini more commonly referred to as “fascism.”

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Corporate capitalism certainly is. And that is just about the only kind left.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Here is another fan of the N*zis,

MARK ZUCKERBERG TOGETHER WITH THE NAZI UKRAINE JUNTA, WEBSITE MIROTVORETS THAT TARGETS TO KILL JOURNALISTS HAND IN HAND WITH FACEBOOK !… http://nrt24.ru/en/news/mark-zuckerberg-together-nazi-ukraine-junta-website-mirotvorets-targets-kill-journalists-hand

Andrew Bruce-Jones
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Andrew Bruce-Jones

As usual western leaders condemn the so called alt-right for being fascist but most of them don’t understand what a fascist is, while conspiring and sympathising with the Ukrainian regime who along with there right sector and azov battalion backers commit themselves to a race war in the Donbass against russian speaking people of east Ukraine. Their the Real fascists just like there E.U backers.

cap960
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cap960

Canadians should be ashamed of this Trudeau guy. I know I am

Nanna Romanow
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Nanna Romanow

Trying to find where and when this all came about ? Perhaps there is just a little bullshit in this story !

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel have only proven their crass ignorance of the 20th century history OR deliberate whitewash of Ukrainians crimes during WWII. Canada welcomed many of the Ukrainian war criminals after the end of the war, and Gabriel probably rejoiced that many Ukrainians joined the SS goons in 1941, and helped them exterminate hundreds of thousands Jews, Poles and Russians.

As in the story of an Ukrainian claiming that his grandfather died at Auschwitz.
How did he die?
He fell from a guard tower.

Laurent Desbois
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Laurent Desbois

Durant la deuxième guerre mondiale, mon père a traversé l’Italie avec le 22e ! Chaque année pour le jour du souvenir du 11 novembre, il sortait fièrement ses médailles et il se posait toujours la même question. « Trudeau et moi avions le même âge, que faisait-il durant la guerre ? ». Il ne répondait jamais à sa question, mais j’ai toujours su qu’il avait la réponse !

What did they do during the war? PET Trdeau vs René Lévesque

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10154313185288140&set=p.10154313185288140&type=3&theater

da6675
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da6675

The US neocons, who are enthusiastic Zionists, refuse to renounce neo-Nazis is Ukraine. You also do not see any major Jewish groups weighing in , and Israel is silent. Why?

Earl
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Earl

I just got done watching Fox News Closing bell show, and Liz Claman had on no less than Porky Poroschenko, lying thru his teeth as always and swearing that he will take back the Donbass and Crimea. I witnessed him acting as if a great crime had been done to Ukraine……What a psychopath to be ablw to lie like that and not bat an eyelash. Of course, he looked as shifty as one might expect. Thanking everyone for American assistance and weapons. If US does what he says and buys his line of crap, we will soon be at war… Read more »

Dow Jones
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Dow Jones

Oh dear but let’s not forget that the NAZIS are still running occupied Germanostan for their anglozionazi masters.
Sigmar’s daddy was a totally committed NAZI until his dying breath.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEnOenGm1WE

The real NAZIS in Germany are the SPD and CDU collaborators of the globalist banksters

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Here’s Where America’s Imported Oil Comes from: Venezuela Is Currently the 4th-Largest

Saudi Arabia used to be the top foreign source of oil imported into the US, but now it’s only a very weak second-place to Canada.

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At the present time, the latest month for which the US Department of Energy publishes the number of barrels per day (bpd) of oil that’s exported to the US is November 2018. Here are the rankings:

1. Canada        142,206 bpd

2. Saudi Arabia  30,028

3. Mexico        18,020

4. Venezuela     16,889

5. Iraq          11,767

6. Colombia      7,769

7. Russia        7,611

8. Ecuador       5,866

9. Nigeria       5,392

10. Algeria      4,848

11. UK           4,653

12. Norway       4,073

13. Kuwait       3,027

14. Brazil       2,777

15. Belgium      2,075

16. S. Korea     1,927

17. Netherlands  1,462

18. Egypt        1,405

19. UAE          1,771

20. China        1.268

21. France       1,239

22. Singapore    1,232

23. Indonesia    1,204

24. Argentina    1,101

25. Peru         1,061

26. Denmark      1,000

27. Brunei       961

28. Spain        846

29. Angola       833

Here were the top 10 for the entire year of 2015 as reported by Bloomberg Finance at Forbes. For comparison to today, the country’s sales and rank in November 2018 is also indicated [between brackets]”

1. Canada        3.2 million bpd  [1. Canada 142,206]

2. Saudi Arabia  1,1 [2. Saudi Arabia 30,028]

3. Venezuela     780,000 bpd [4. Venezuela 16,889]

4. Mexico        690,000 [3. Mexico 18,020]

5. Colombia      370,000 [6. Colombia 7,769]

6. Iraq          230,000 [5. Iraq 11,767]

7. Ecuador       225,000 [8. Ecuador 5,866]

8. Kuwait        210,000 [13. Kuwait 3,027]

9. Brazil        190,000 [14. Brazil 2,777]

10. Angola       190,000 [29. Angola, 833]

Clearly, the figures change over time. Whereas Angola was #10 in 2015, it’s #29 now; and whereas Russia, Nigeria, and Algeria, weren’t in the top 10 in 2015, they now are.

US President Donald Trump is bringing down the latest Venezuelan monthly number from 16,889 to close to zero. On 25 August 2017, Reuters headlined two stories, “Trump slaps sanctions on Venezuela; Maduro sees effort to force default” and “Venezuela says US sanctions designed to push Venezuela to default”. The first of those reported that, “US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibits dealings in new debt from the Venezuelan government or its state oil company on Friday in an effort to halt financing that the White House said fuels President Nicolas Maduro’s ‘dictatorship’.” The second reported that Venezuela’s Government daid that Trump’s action “essentially forces the closure of its US refining unit Citgo,” which means bringing an end to Venezuela’s oil exports to the US

Venezuela’s socialized oil company, PDVSA, of which Citgo is the US distributor, had never prepared for the measures that Trump is now imposing, and Reuters’s report said, “As a result, it will be it tricky for PDVSA to refinance its heavy debt burden.” The Reuters report continued:

“Maduro may no longer take advantage of the American financial system to facilitate the wholesale looting of the Venezuelan economy at the expense of the Venezuelan people,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.

PDVSA, the financial engine of Maduro’s government, is already struggling due to low global oil prices, mismanagement, allegations of corruption and a brain drain.

However, the likely failure of Venzuela’s oil company is due not only to the lowered price of oil, but to the fact that Venezuela’s oil is among the two costliest in the world to produce, because it’s from the dirtiest source, tar sands, much like Canada’s oil is. The difference between Canada and Venezuela is twofold: first, that whereas Canada is a vassal-state of the US empire and so its aristocracy is allied with America’s aristocracy (which controls America’s Government), Venezuela isn’t. And, second, that whereas Venezuela has a monoeconomy that’s based on oil (which accounts for around 95% of Venezuela’s exports), Canada does not.

Saudi Arabia used to be the top foreign source of oil imported into the US, but now it’s only a very weak second-place to Canada in this, exporting only 21% as much oil to the US as does Canada. This is a huge decline for the Sauds.

Whereas Saudi oil is the world’s most “light” or cleanest and least-costly to produce and therefore has the lowest “carbon footprint” of any oil, Canada and Venezuela have the most “heavy” or dirtiest and most-costly to produce and therefore have the highest “carbon footprint” of all the world’s oils.

(NOTE: There are many different ranking-systems for the ‘average’ cost per barrel of oil produced, such as this and this and these, but all tend to vastly underestimate in order to continue the case for fossil fuels. The BBC once noted that its calculation-system “only covers the cost of production, not the cost of exploration and development.” And it also ignored the cost of transit. It also ignored environmental costs. It also ignored the costs to taxpayers for the many subsidies they pay in order for the fossil-fuels investors to continue investing in those companies. The environmental site “The Energy Mix” headlined in April 2018, “Ditched Bitumen Desperately Seeks True Commitment” and reported that fewer and fewer investors were continuing to trust the industry’s reported numbers regarding the costs of tar-sands oils. Also, on 11 February 2019, they headlined “Trans Mountain’s Fee Plan for Fossil Customers Represents $2-Billion Taxpayer Subsidy”. But, mostly, the heavy taxpayer subsidizations to the fossil-fuels industries are ignored, both by consumers and by investors. Realistically, the tar-sands oils in both Canada and Venezuela are costing far more than any per-barrel oil price that’s below $100. They are money-losers, but bring lots of money to the ‘right’ people.)

So: the US is replacing the world’s cleanest oil with the world’s filthiest oil, and that’s not only from Canada but also from Venezuela. However, because the US aristocracy want to take over Venezuela, the US Government now is set to zero-out oil imports from Venezuela, so as to increase the pressure on Venezuela’s Government to place in charge there a leader who will do America’s bidding. Canada has been working right alongside the US to achieve that objective, and will probably be supplying to the US much (if not all) of the 16,889 bpd oil that currently has been supplied by the other producer of very dirty oil: Venezuela. The US produces fracked oil, which is dirty but not as dirty as that from Canada and Venezuela. The US, Canada, and Venezuela, have been committed to ignoring the global warming problem. To the extent that the problem becomes globally recognized, the oil-production in all three of those countries will decline in its marketable price even more than will the oil-production in other countries (especially than Saudi Arabia’s oil-production, since that’s the cleanest); and, so, the profits from those dirty oils will quickly (especially for Canada and Venezuela, where it has already happened) turn into losses. All three governments — Venezuela, Canada, and US — are trying to postpone that, till as late a time as possible.

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In the end, the Neocons in D.C. and Tel Aviv are showing real desperation in summoning everyone to Poland while having almost no support for the intended policy, war with Iran.

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If there was ever a Valentine’s Day which highlight the stark differences to diplomacy between the U.S. and Russia it is this one.

In Warsaw, the U.S. cajoled some sixty countries, many of them Arab, to send representatives only to be scolded like schoolchildren by Vice President Mike Pence for undermining the drive for war with Iran.

Mike Pompeo, for his part, showed no signs of shame or remorse after his public rebuke by Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.

Szijjarto retorted to Pompeo’s lecturing that “the world is not going to be a better place if some countries spend their time intervening in the internal political affairs of other countries.” He insisted that Budapest can have transparent relations with Moscow and Beijing and the West, and said it was an “enormous hypocrisy” that Hungary is singled out for its ties with Moscow.

He then went to Poland with the intention of whipping up support for a war with Iran. But not to actually call it that. Until Benjamin Netanyahu arrived with fever dreams on his lips.

As Moon of Alabama pointed out, this was a huge slap for Pompeo, whose staff kept trying to downplay the anti-Iran nature of the Poland fiasco to make it more palatable for media consumption.

By claiming that the conference is about waging war on Iran Netanyahoo is not only embarrassing the State Department and Secretary Mike Pompeo. He also makes it extremely difficult for other attendees to justify their presence. The Arabs will be especially furious that they are shown in such an open alliance with Israel and its hostility against Iran. Scheming with Israel in the dark is fine. But being publicly associated with a war mongering Israel is difficult to sell to their people. It would be unsurprising to see some of them leave.

The entire Warsaw meeting was designed to impress upon everyone how seriously they should take U.S. and Israeli desires for regime change in Iran. And how committed they are to keeping everyone in the fold on all matters pertaining to the Trump administration’s hostility towards Iran, Russia, and China.

This is part of a wider set of actions, taken broadly, designed to hit the headlines all at the same time:

  • U.S. is openly pushing for regime change in Venezuela and drumming up international support for it.
  • It is also urging EU Parliamentarians to push through new pipeline rules as part of changes to the EU’s Third Energy Package to try and stop the Nordstream 2 pipeline from being completed.
  • New sanctions were placed on Russia a few days after Moody’s had to accede to reality and upgrade Russian government debt to investment grade, which will only accelerate foreign capital inflows into Russia.

Pompeo and Netanyahu were putting the world on notice that they are not only 1) insane but 2) committed to their path to braying for war While, as Elijah Magnier points out, the entire dog and pony show in Warsawa was for Netanyahu’s re-election bid amidst cabinet resignations and corruption scandals.

At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts in Sochi to discuss the next phase of bringing peace to Syria.

These three countries continue moving the ball forward pragmatically and diplomatically to resolve the issues left by the U.S.’s insistence on staying in Syria.

Putin, with the iron fist firmly in his velvet glove, said two things that are important in his post-meeting remarks .

The first will give the frothing red-baiting, Trump-hating buffoons in the U.S. media and foreign policy establishments a fit of the vapors.

“President Trump is quite actively working on fulfilling his election campaign promises, which in practice rarely happens in the US political life. The withdrawal of the American troops from Syria was one of those promises,” Putin said.

Think of the thirteen different ways Rachel Maddow will spin this simple statement of truth by Putin. He’s got the goods on Trump. Putin wouldn’t say this if Trump were working for the U.S. Yadda Yadda Yadda.

This type of naked stupidity used to be frowned upon now it is openly encouraged at every level of the U.S. and European narrative machines.

But regardless of that, Putin is right to encourage Trump to fulfill that campaign promise because that is the quickest path to peace in Syria, a U.S. troop withdrawal.

Putin continued, “If that happens the only right decision in terms of security would be handing over those territories under the control of the Syrian armed forces.”

And that is his way of saying that he has control of Turkish President Erdogan and will not let the Syrian Kurds be attacked. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not make reconciliation between his government and the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Council easy. But it will be better than anything Erdogan would offer them.

But, then again, they lost their gambit for independence the day Barzani’s Peshmerga forces were destroyed in Erbil, Iraq last year by the Iraqi militia known as the Popular Mobilization Unit.

Erdogan’s biggest worry is the U.S. leaving the Kurds weapons after leaving to be a constant annoyance on Turkey’s border. That’s the Bolton way of doing things.

Putin also stressed that Erdogan’s pet terrorists in Idlib province are to be wiped out as part of the plan to stabilize Syria. These are all wins for Syria diplomatically, establishing Turkey as Russia’s subordinate in the power structure to reshape the Middle East.

The fact that Erdogan was not in Warsaw with his NATO allies but rather at a high level summit with the Russian and Iranian presidents tells you all you need to know about where he feels his future lies.

Then again, I’ve taken for granted that Erdogan is still a NATO member in name only for a couple of years now, so I wasn’t surprised by this.

Lastly, don’t overlook the Saudi’s offer to Putin recently about creating a new OPEC+ cartel with Russia and Saudi Arabia leading it. Trump’s own plans for Middle East peace rest on the Saudis keeping the rest of the Gulf States in line, which is why there was nothing on the agenda about ending the conflict in Yemen.

In the end, the Neocons in D.C. and Tel Aviv are showing real desperation in summoning everyone to Poland while having almost no support for the intended policy, war with Iran.

You can only hold onto people for so long through fear of retribution. Eventually, they realize you can’t attack everyone at once all the time, though Trump and company are certainly willing to give it the old college try.

As each instance of disobedience occurs and punishment is ineffective – Erdogan is still in power despite a coup attempt and a currency attack, for example – the bolder allies will become in their own defiance.


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Deep State coup d’état against Trump confirmed by Andrew McCabe

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 84.

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RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at Andrew McCabe’s 60 minute interview, where the disgraced FBI Deputy Director admitted that DOJ officials were considering the removal of President-elect Donald Trump from office in a brazen coup attempt, by invoking the 25th amendment.

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President Trump has lashed out at former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, after McCabe said he investigated Trump out of concern the case might “vanish.” McCabe also revealed Justice Department plans to remove Trump from office.

“Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a ‘poor little Angel’ when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Trump savaged McCabe for his handling of the ‘Russiagate’ investigation, branded a “witch hunt” by the president. A report by the Justice Department’s Inspector General last year found that the FBI acted improperly during the investigation. McCabe, according to text messages examined by the IG, discussed developing an “insurance policy” against Trump with two other FBI employees in 2016.

Trump described the message at the time as “treason,” and said it laid bare an FBI plot to work against him once elected.

The president also accused McCabe of giving “Hillary a pass,” after the agency cleared Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in its investigation into her email misuse, overseen by McCabe.

In her 2015 campaign for Virginia’s state Senate, McCabe’s wife Jill had taken donations from Terry McAuliffe, a prominent Virginia Democrat “with long-standing ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton.” McCabe allegedly leaked information to the press about an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation, to deflect attention from his own ties with the Clinton family and push back against the narrative that he was therefore impartial.

Although referencing old events, Trump’s latest attack on McCabe comes as the former FBI #2 embarks on a tour to promote his new book. Titled ‘The Threat,’ the book is a passionate paean to the three-letter agency and a diatribe against Trump.

In an interview with CBS, McCabe said Trump’s firing of then-FBI Director James Comey in 2017 prompted McCabe to open an investigation into Trump as quickly as possible.

“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion,” McCabe told CBS’ Scott Pelley, in an interview due to air on Sunday. “That were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.”

McCabe did not explain the agency’s rationale for opening the investigation, beyond unsubstantiated rumors of “collusion.” He did not present any new evidence to back up the oft-repeated but still-unproven accusation.

Wearing a wire
Instead, Trump himself seemed to be the problem. Pelley said that McCabe described panic at FBI headquarters after Comey’s firing, as “the highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what to do with the president.”

Among the ideas circulated was that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would wear a wire to surreptitiously record the president, gathering evidence that he was unfit for office, and triggering his eventual removal under the 25th Amendment. The New York Times reported this plan last year, citing an anonymous cabinet member, but Rosenstein dismissed the story as false.

Now, McCabe told Pelley that the plan was real. Rosenstein came up with the idea himself, and “it was so serious that he took it to the lawyers at the FBI to discuss it,” Pelley said.

McCabe’s investigation was handed over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller eight days after Comey’s firing and has been ongoing since. Over a year later, the investigation has not found any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and is reportedly close to wrapping up.

McCabe himself was fired by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions last March, after the Inspector General’s report concluded he lied to FBI agents about his disclosures to the press regarding the Clinton Foundation investigation.

 

 

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