Wednesday 19th of June 2024

annoying the faithful.....

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), on Saturday urged Christian leaders of various denominations and international organizations, including the UN, to pressure Kiev over its plan to evict monks from Ukraine’s largest Orthodox monastery, the Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

The controversial plan was put in motion on Friday, when the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) was informed that its monks and clergy must vacate the monastery by March 29. The notice was given after a government commission decided the country’s largest religious organization was somehow in violation of the terms of its lease from the state. The church, however, has already stated that it refuses to move out, insisting there are no legal grounds for the eviction.

In his address, carried by the ROC press service, Patriarch Kirill condemned the continuous persecution of Orthodox Christians by the Ukrainian authorities, likening their conduct to the anti-clerical  of the Soviet era.

“Throughout the thousand-year history of the monastery, it has repeatedly suffered from raids, foreign conquests and outright persecution of Christians. But only during the reign of militant atheists in the 20th century were the monks of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra expelled from the monastery,” the Patriarch said.

The monks of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra have been the victims of numerous hostile actions from Ukraine’s authorities, the Patriarch noted, including “humiliating”searches and raids by the country’s domestic security agency, the SBU. 

The Patriarch expressed his concerns over the Lavra standoff in letters to several Christian leaders and international organizations, urging them to “make every possible effort to prevent the forced closure of the monastery, which will lead to a violation of the rights of millions of Ukrainian Orthodox faithful.” The letters were sent to the heads of all Orthodox Churches, Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria,  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and others, according to the ROC press service.

Ukraine has long experienced religious tensions, with multiple schismatic entities claiming to be the true Orthodox church of the country and challenging the authority of the UOC, which has been formally subordinate to Moscow’s Patriarchate. The tensions deteriorated back in 2018, when the schismatics established the brand-new Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU). This was done with active participation of then-President Pyotr Poroshenko, who managed to secure recognition of the new entity by the Turkish-headquartered Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The OCU remains favored by Ukraine’s incumbent leadership as well.

Following the beginning of the hostilities between Moscow and Kiev in February 2022, the UOC formally proclaimed independence from Moscow. The move, however, has not spared it from accusations of covertly supporting Russia in the ongoing conflict or from the crackdown by Ukraine’s authorities.

 

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R-37M.....

by Sputnik Africa

“One missile is enough to shoot down a combat aircraft”. The accuracy of the new R-37M long-range air-to-air missiles used by Russian forces in Ukraine was found to be close to 100%, Sputnik learned from a knowledgeable source.

Highly combat-effective in the special military operation, Russia's new R-37M air-to-air missile is almost 100% capable of hitting its target, a knowledgeable source told Sputnik.

« When using this missile, the probability of hitting the targets is close to 1, i.e. one missile is enough to shoot down a Ukrainian combat aircraft “, indicated the interlocutor to our correspondent.

The R-37Ms shot down “ Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters, Su-25 attack aircraft, Su-24M front-line bombers, low-flying helicopters and various drones, including Bayraktar. At the same time, the missile proved to be very effective in hitting aircraft maneuvering with a large overload She added.

R-37M missile

The R-37M belongs to the long-range air-to-air missiles. It can fly at six times the speed of sound (Mach 6) which makes it hypersonic. It has a range of 300 km and can hit a target flying at an altitude of 30 meters to 25 kilometers, according to information from open sources.

The missile was designed to destroy fighters, attack aircraft, bombers, military transport aircraft, helicopters, drones and cruise missiles day and night, from all angles, and despite the enemy's use of means electronic warfare.

According to the interlocutor of Sputnik, R-37M version intended for the Russian Aerospace Forces is more efficient than the RVV-BD version intended for export.

 

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holodomor legend.......

COINCIDENTALLY, RECENTLY, I HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO THE HOLODOMOR LEGEND... AS THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY IS PREPARED TO MAKE IT AN OFFENCE TO DOUBT THE LEGEND, ONE PROFESSOR IS STILL FIGHTING FOR THE TRUTH TO COME OUT.....

 

Famine en Ukraine en 1932 et 1933 ?

L’Holodomor, nouvel avatar [NEW concocted BULLSHIT] du vieil anticommunisme et de l’actuelle russophobie!

 

MONDAY, 13, MARCH, 2023

 

Chers amis,

With the sanctification of the Holodomor about to become German law (with related penal sanctions against those who "deny or minimise" the alleged genocide), before eventually becoming French and "European" law, I take the liberty of communicate the email I have just sent to the friends of the excellent critical site german-foreign-policy.com.

Sincerely,

 

Annie Lacroix-Riz

 

Annie Lacroix-Riz (born 18 October 1947) is a French historian, professor emeritus of modern history at the university Paris VII - Denis Diderot, specialist in the international relations in first half of the 20th century and collaboration. Her work concerns the political, economic and social history of the French Third Republic and Vichy Government, the relations between the Vatican and Reich, as well as the strategy of the political elites and economic French before and after the Second World War. She denounces contemporary history is under the influence of the world of finance. It appears that she bases her powerful analysis on documentation (secret and otherwise).

 

 

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Dear Friends,

I appreciated, as usual, your very good article this morning on the theme of the Holodomor and the political significance of its deployment since the 1980s. But this history deserves a greater investigation.

This German-Vatican propaganda theme, adopted by all the friends of the Hitler Reich (including the Poland of Pilsudski and Beck) began just after the famine — serious food scarcity — was stopped by the excellent harvest of the summer of 1933, and that, concerning the numbers of victims of the famine is all the more difficult since, obviously, the connection is not made between the dead and the rural exodus, a particularly caricatural phenomenon in the very bad thesis of Mrs Ohayon — The sedentarisation of the Kazakhs, the Collectivisation and social change (1928-1945), Paris, Maisonneuve and Larose, 200, of which you will find attached a comment, with some other parts, this one included: https://www.historiographie.info/ukr33maj2008.pdf

This last text, which quotes many archival texts, underlines the pioneering role of the photographer-historian Tottle Douglas, "Fraud, Famine and Fascism. The Ukrainian Genocide Myth from Hitler to Harvard ”, Toronto, Progress Book, 1987.

The case has been running in France since 2004 (where the clerical association "Ukraine 33" unleashed bile against my preparatory professorial teachings in Paris). This attack has continued without obstacle since then, after a short break in 2006. In 2017, it gave rise to a remarkable demonstration of cowardice from the French academics (see my Letter to Delphine Bechtel, March 17, 2017, and “The Ukrainian banderists and the French university”, Completed June 11, 2018).

The "rewriting of history" that you have discussed is all the more decisive since, precisely, the myth of the Holodomor was born from the summer of 1933 in Western Ukraine under Polish management and that, until the campaigns that you mention, the only Ukrainian regions supposedly subjected to the serious agricultural crisis — that is to say those of Soviet Ukraine before 1939 — had no memory of it (with, according to estimates, from 3.5 to more than 10 million deaths, according to Robert Conquest), and Kazakhstan (Mrs. Ohayon deplores it) had no recollections either…

The methods employed in regard to the alleged “photos” of the 1932-33 famine are exposed in my email to Jean-Jacques Marie, one of the most committed Trotskyist scholars against the “Stalinists” of the USSR and elsewhere, for decades. This email is mentioned1 in the article by Laure Daussy. “Otto Schiller, Agricultural Attaché at the German Embassy in Moscow", which is widely discussed in: https://www.historiographie.info/ukr33maj2008.pdf

Otto Schiller took pictures non-stop: he points this out several times in the correspondence of the British archives reproduced in "The Foreign Office and the Famine. British documents on Ukraine and the Great Famine of 1932-1933 ”, Ontario, The Limeston Press Kingston, 1988, work edited by Marco Carynnyk, Lubomyr Y. Luciuk and Bohdan S. Kordan, all pushing the “famine” Holodomor theory. This work was financed by the Ukrainian associations of Canada, that very active in the 1980s, during the Reagan offensive against the USSR and very active ever since (funding mentioned p. L and LI). 

Where are the 1933 photos of Schiller, never published?

Note: It goes without saying that the current Holodomor propaganda campaign is part of the current US war against Russia in Ukraine. This is done to make it look like Putin wants to starve Ukraine as Stalin allegedly did before.

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the pope says....

Pope Francis has voiced concern over the situation in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra following attempts by the Ukrainian authorities to expel monks from the iconic Orthodox Christian site.

Speaking at the end of a general audience on Wednesday, the pontiff said he was “thinking about the Orthodox monks in the Kiev Lavra.”

“I ask warring parties to respect religious places,” he added, asserting that the clergy of any denomination “are the support of the people of God.”

His comments came after Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, last week issued an appeal to Christian leaders of various denominations and international organizations over what he described as “a sharp increase in state pressure on Orthodox Christians in Ukraine.”

Referring to Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Kirill called for “every possible effort to prevent the forced closure of the monastery, which would lead to a violation of the rights of millions” of faithful.

 

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https://www.rt.com/russia/573016-pope-francis-ukraine-lavra-crackdown/

 

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YES, EL PAPA, YOU SHOULD HAVE REALISED THAT, WHEN YOU KISSED THE UKRAINIAN FLAG A WHILE BACK TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR "UKRAINE", THE MONGRELS WERE NAZIS.... BUT WE KNOW THE LINK BETWEEN THE NAZIS AND THE CATHOLICS, DON'T WE?

Nazi banderists in the pre-war period
It is in this context that Bandera grew up, a typical product of the Uniatism of Eastern Galicia (Western Ukraine) [UNIATISM: the union of an Eastern Rite church with the Roman Church in which the authority of the papacy is accepted without loss of separate liturgies or government by local patriarchs] was a weapon of war of the Roman Church against Orthodoxy since 1595-1596.

 

 

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not going well...

 

BY Douglas Macgregor

 

The crisis of American national power has begun. America’s economy is tipping over, and Western financial markets are quietly panicking. Imperiled by rising interest rates, mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries are losing their value. The market’s proverbial “vibes”— feelings, emotions, beliefs, and psychological penchants — suggest a dark turn is underway inside the American economy.

American national power is measured as much by American military capability as by economic potential and performance. The growing realization that American and European military-industrial capacity cannot keep up with Ukrainian demands for ammunition and equipment is an ominous signal to send during a proxy war that Washington insists its Ukrainian surrogate is winning.

Russian economy-of-force operations in southern Ukraine appear to have successfully ground down attacking Ukrainian forces with the minimal expenditure of Russian lives and resources. While Russia’s implementation of attrition warfare worked brilliantly, Russia mobilized its reserves of men and equipment to field a force that is several magnitudes larger and significantly more lethal than it was a year ago.

Russia’s massive arsenal of artillery systems including rockets, missiles, and drones linked to overhead surveillance platforms converted Ukrainian soldiers fighting to retain the northern edge of the Donbas into pop-up targets. How many Ukrainian soldiers have died is unknown, but one recent estimate wagers between 150,000-200,000 Ukrainians have been killed in action since the war began, while another estimates about 250,000.

Given the glaring weakness of NATO members’ ground, air, and air defense forces, an unwanted war with Russia could easily bring hundreds of thousands of Russian Troops to the Polish border, NATO’s Eastern Frontier. This is not an outcome Washington promised its European allies, but it’s now a real possibility.

In contrast to the Soviet Union’s hamfisted and ideologically driven foreign policymaking and execution, contemporary Russia has skillfully cultivated support for its cause in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The fact that the West’s economic sanctions damaged the U.S. and European economies while turning the Russian ruble into one of the international system’s strongest currencies has hardly enhanced Washington’s global standing.

Biden’s policy of forcibly pushing NATO to Russia’s borders forged a strong commonality of security and trade interests between Moscow and Beijing that is attracting strategic partners in South Asia like India, and partners like Brazil in Latin America. The global economic implications for the emerging Russo-Chinese axis and their planned industrial revolution for some 3.9 billion people in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are profound.

In sum, Washington’s military strategy to weaken, isolate, or even destroy Russia is a colossal failure and the failure puts Washington’s proxy war with Russia on a truly dangerous path. To press on, undeterred in the face of Ukraine’s descent into oblivion, ignores three metastasizing threats: 1. Persistently high inflation and rising interest rates that signal economic weakness. (The first American bank failure since 2020 is a reminder of U.S. financial fragility.) 2. The threat to stability and prosperity inside European societies already reeling from several waves of unwanted refugees/migrants. 3. The threat of a wider European war.

Inside presidential administrations, there are always competing factions urging the president to adopt a particular course of action. Observers on the outside seldom know with certainty which faction exerts the most influence, but there are figures in the Biden administration seeking an off-ramp from involvement in Ukraine. Even Secretary of State Antony Blinken, a rabid supporter of the proxy war with Moscow, recognizes that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s demand that the West help him recapture Crimea is a red line for Putin that might lead to a dramatic escalation from Moscow.

Backing down from the Biden administration’s malignant and asinine demands for a humiliating Russian withdrawal from eastern Ukraine before peace talks can convene is a step Washington refuses to take. Yet it must be taken. The higher interest rates rise, and the more Washington spends at home and abroad to prosecute the war in Ukraine, the closer American society moves toward internal political and social turmoil. These are dangerous conditions for any republic.

From all the wreckage and confusion of the last two years, there emerges one undeniable truth. Most Americans are right to be distrustful of and dissatisfied with their government. President Biden comes across as a cardboard cut-out, a stand-in for ideological fanatics in his administration, people that see executive power as the means to silence political opposition and retain permanent control of the federal government.

Americans are not fools. They know that members of Congress flagrantly trade stocks based on inside information, creating conflicts of interest that would land most citizens in jail. They also know that since 1965 Washington led them into a series of failed military interventions that severely weakened American political, economic, and military power.

Far too many Americans believe they have had no real national leadership since January 21, 2021. It is high time the Biden administration found an off-ramp designed to extricate Washington, D.C., from its proxy Ukrainian war against Russia. It will not be easy. Liberal internationalism or, in its modern guise, “moralizing globalism,” makes prudent diplomacy arduous, but now is the time. In Eastern Europe, the spring rains present both Russian and Ukrainian ground forces with a sea of mud that severely impedes movement. But the Russian High Command is preparing to ensure that when the ground dries and Russian ground forces attack, the operations will achieve an unambiguous decision, making it clear that Washington and its supporters have no chance to rescue the dying regime in Kiev. From then on, negotiations will be extremely difficult, if not impossible.

 Douglas Macgregor

Douglas Macgregor, Col. (ret.) is a senior fellow with The American Conservative, the former advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the Trump administration, a decorated combat veteran, and the author of five books.

 

 

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UOC vs OCU.....

Pope Francis is willing to serve as a conduit for talks between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) in the dispute over the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, a personal friend told Russian media on Tuesday.

“He said he is ready to mediate,”Leonid Sevastyanov, the head of the World Union of Old Believers, told TASS. The pontiff said he could help the UOC and OCU establish contact and maybe aid the UOC in defending its position, Sevastyanov added.

“In the case of the Lavra, he has called for respecting the sanctity of the place and stopping the current actions, but he has no legal mechanism to intervene,” Sevastyanov explained. “He can only call for peace, dialogue and negotiations.”

Sevastyanov is a personal friend of the pontiff and corresponds with him regularly. The private message follows the pontiff’s public expression of concern over the Orthodox monks at the Lavra. On March 15, he asked the Kiev government to “respect religious places.”

Earlier this month, the Ukrainian government ordered the UOC to vacate the 11th-century monastery by March 29, claiming the church was violating the 2013 deal to administer the property, which is designated a national culture preserve. No specific violations were cited.

President Vladimir Zelensky has endorsed the eviction, saying it would strengthen Ukraine’s “spiritual independence.” His government has accused the UOC of being pro-Russian, without evidence or due process.

After the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern over the crackdown, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry told it to “refrain from unbalanced political assessments.”

Ukraine respects freedom of religion, but that “does not equate to a right for activities that undermine national security,” ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said.

UOC hierarchs attempted to meet with Zelensky on March 20, but he turned them away. The Lavra was surrounded by police on March 23.

Culture Minister Aleksandr Tkachenko has said that UOC monks can stay, but they would need to join the OCU, a rival church set up by the state in 2015. The UOC is in communion with the Russian Orthodox Church, while the OCU was recognized by the pro-Western Patriarch of Constantinople. The government previously evicted the UOC from two cathedrals adjacent to the Lavra and handed them over for use to the OCU.

 

 

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https://www.rt.com/russia/573745-pope-ukraine-kiev-orthodox-monks/

 

 

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the catholics and the nazis.....

 

 

 

 

MAKE A DEAL PLEASE:

 

NO NATO IN "UKRAINE" (WHAT'S LEFT OF IT)

THE DONBASS REPUBLICS ARE NOW BACK IN THE RUSSIAN FOLD — AS THEY USED TO BE PRIOR 1922. THE RUSSIANS WON'T ABANDON THESE AGAIN.

CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

A MEMORANDUM OF NON AGRESSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE USA.

 

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silence.....

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday that Kiev is mocking and sneering at Orthodoxy, while the West remains silent about it.

Zakharova said on her Telegram channel that April Fools' Day was held "with great fanfare in Kiev," adding that "[Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky, the court and the crowd — all of them are raging during Great Lent."

 

 "Orthodoxy is being abused, mocked and sneered at before our eyes. The civilized remain silent. That's not the occasion for which they wrote human rights declarations and reports on religious freedom. There will be better occasions, conferences or symposiums. There they will talk about lofty things," Zakharova said.

 

Earlier in the day, media reported that a court in Kiev put Metropolitan Bishop Pavel, vicegerent of the contested Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, under house arrest for 60 days and barred him from communicating with believers.

 

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https://sputniknews.com/20230401/zakharova-kiev-desecrates-orthodoxy-while-west-keeps-silent-1109038330.html

 

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MAKE A DEAL PRONTO BEFORE THE SHIT HITS THE FAN:

 

 

NO NATO IN "UKRAINE" (WHAT'S LEFT OF IT)

THE DONBASS REPUBLICS ARE NOW BACK IN THE RUSSIAN FOLD — AS THEY USED TO BE PRIOR 1922. THE RUSSIANS WON'T ABANDON THESE AGAIN.

CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

A MEMORANDUM OF NON AGRESSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE USA.

 

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THE WEST KNOWS IT.

 

 

 

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in irons.....

A senior cleric in Ukraine’s most prominent Orthodox monastery, Metropolitan Pavel, has been placed under house arrest and barred from attending services for two months, amid an ongoing religious crackdown and attempts to evict hundreds of monks from the Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

At a pretrial detention hearing on Saturday, Metropolitan Pavel (secular name Pyotr Lebed) was ordered to stay in a village 50km from the capital. The hearing was initially postponed after the 61-year-old cleric, who has served as abbot of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra since 1994, reported feeling unwell. However, he was brought to court again in the evening, and officially placed under house arrest for 60 days.

The authorities put a tracking device on his ankle, according to videos from the courtroom. The judge denied Pavel’s plea to stay confined inside the monastery, but also refused the prosecutor’s request to ban him from sharing videos online.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) accused Metropolitan Pavel of “inciting religious hatred” and “justifying” Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The cleric has denied the allegations, insisting that he has always condemned Moscow’s military operation and “stood in defense of my motherland.”

 

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https://www.rt.com/russia/573989-ukraine-orthodox-bishop-house-arrest/

 

 

 

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MAKE A DEAL PRONTO BEFORE THE SHIT HITS THE FAN:

 

 

NO NATO IN "UKRAINE" (WHAT'S LEFT OF IT)

THE DONBASS REPUBLICS ARE NOW BACK IN THE RUSSIAN FOLD — AS THEY USED TO BE PRIOR 1922. THE RUSSIANS WON'T ABANDON THESE AGAIN.

CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

A MEMORANDUM OF NON AGRESSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE USA.

 

EASY.

 

THE WEST KNOWS IT.

 

 

 

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easter rotten egg....

An Easter reflection: dreaming dreams, hoping against hope By Frank Brennan

 

Easter is a time for dreaming dreams and for hoping against hope. Pragmatists, even if they be religious believers, are unlikely to expend too much energy doing so. But with the state of our troubled world in Ukraine, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Somalia, and Myanmar, it behoves us to take a breather and contemplate what peace might look like, or how we might get there. 

Expanding the moral imagination and confirming the spiritual consolation of promised and elusive peace might just assist us – both to do more of the hard work in thinking about how peace might be fostered in our troubled world, and to commit more of our resources to ensuring the preconditions for peace for those cheated it through no fault of their own.

In the gospel of John, we are told that the disciples are locked in a room paralysed by fear. Jesus appears and declares: ‘Peace be with you.’ At his last meal with the disciples before his death, Jesus had said, ‘Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give to you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.’ He concluded: ‘I have told you all this so that you may find peace in me. In the world you will have hardship, but be courageous, I have conquered the world.’

We are now marking the 20th anniversary of the disastrous Iraq War. There have been many post facto observations about the war. There are still many lessons to learn from such a disastrous military escapade. Some of those lessons were plain for all to see even back then twenty years ago when many of us turned out in tens of thousands to protest the war. Our voices were not heard, or if heard, were not heeded. Pope John Paul II at the time despatched Cardinal Lagi the one time tennis partner of George Bush Snr to meet with President George W Bush. The pope wrote:

‘I have spared no effort in asking all parties to take every measure to ensure that the precious gift of peace is preserved and protected. I am convinced that peace is always possible even in the most difficult situations.

‘For this reason, I did not hesitate to send my special Envoy to speak with the President of Iraq and to ask his Government to cooperate fully with the United Nations Organisation in complete compliance with its international obligations, given the consequences that an armed conflict would have upon his people.

‘I have now decided to send to you Cardinal Pio Laghi, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, whom I am sure you know. I ask you to receive him as my personal Envoy and to listen to the message that he bears on my behalf. It represents what lies in the depth of my heart for the good of all people.’

Even some of the most conservative Catholics in the USA disregarded John Paul’s intervention completely. Nationalism and political ideology are often trumps even for the most religious of folk. For his part, John Paul dealt respectfully, firmly and clearly with both sides.

While honouring necessary diplomatic confidences, Lagi at the time issued a public statement saying:
‘[T]he Holy See’s position has been two-fold. First, the Iraqi government is obliged to fulfil completely and fully its international obligations regarding human rights and disarmament under the UN resolutions with respect for international norms. Second, these obligations and their fulfilment must continue to be pursued within the framework of the United Nations.’

Lagi maintained that there were ‘still peaceful avenues within the context of the vast patrimony of international law and institutions which exist for that purpose. A decision regarding the use of military force can only be taken within the framework of the United Nations, but always taking into account the grave consequences of such an armed conflict: the suffering of the people of Iraq and those involved in the military operation, a further instability in the region and a new gulf between Islam and Christianity.’

At least the mistakes have been admitted in the UK; not so, here in Australia.

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Pope Francis took the unprecedented step of going down the street and entering the Russian embassy to plead for peace with the ambassador. Publicly he appealed ‘to those with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war.’ He encouraged believers to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting, saying: ‘May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.’

At Easter, we are invited to open our borders and break out of our isolationist fears. We dream of peace and we recommit ourselves to peace built on a commitment to an international order which treats all warring factions according to their just desserts. We admit the errors of our ways. We don’t confuse national self defence with a commitment to an alliance aimed at international dominance. And when confronted with an interminable conflict as in Ukraine, we pray the more earnestly and commit ourselves in solidarity to those who suffer through no fault of their own nor of their leaders, knowing that there is some ‘peace which the world cannot give’.

 

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https://johnmenadue.com/an-easter-reflection/

 

 

GUS — CARTOONIST SINCE 1951:

I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST FRANK BRENNAN. DESPITE FRANK BEING A JESUIT, HE'S A JESUIT GOOD GUY. BUT HAS HE UNDERSTOOD THE GEOPOLITICAL GAMES PURSUED BY AMERICA — PRESENTLY LED BY ITS ROTTEN CATHOLIC SENILE BIDEN? DID THE POPE GO THE THE UKRAINIAN EMBASSY EVERY YEAR SINCE 2015 AND DEMANDED THAT KIEV STOPPED THE BOMBING OF THE DONBASS, WHICH WAS SHAFTED BY THE DEVIOUS MERKEL AND HOLLANDE?

MY GUESS IS THAT NOTHING SUCH HAPPENED IN PUBLIC.

WHEN LAGI SAID :

‘[T]he Holy See’s position has been two-fold. First, the Iraqi government is obliged to fulfil completely and fully its international obligations regarding human rights and disarmament under the UN resolutions with respect for international norms. Second, these obligations and their fulfilment must continue to be pursued within the framework of the United Nations.’

THIS SHOWS THAT THE VATICAN HAD NOT UNDERSTOOD WHAT WE KNEW AT THE TIME, EVEN BACK IN 2001, WAY BEFORE THE WAR: SADDAM DID NOT HAVE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. IF LITTLE OLD GUS KNEW THIS FROM VARIOUS INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, THE POPE WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS AS WELL — AND WHAT LAGI SAID WAS A COVER FOR COWARDICE IN FAILURE TO CONDEMN THE US AGGRESSION.

THE MISTAKES HAVE NOT BEEN ADMITTED IN THE UK. BRENNAN WRITES BULLSHIT. THERE WAS NO MISTAKES....

THE WESTERN GOVERNMENTS AND THEIR POODLE MEDIA STILL PEDDLE THE "INTELLIGENCE FAILURES" RATHER THAN THE DELIBERATE DECEPTION FROM THE US/UK/AUSTRALIA. BLAIR, BUSH AND HOWARD ARE WAR CRIMINALS: THEY GOT MEDALS.

 

SAME WITH THE WAR IN UKRAINE: PUTIN LAID OUT A FRAMEWORK FOR PEACE, IN DECEMBER 2021, WHILE THE US WERE ARMING AND PREPARING THE KIEV NAZI REGIME FOR A FULL ASSAULT ON THE DONBASS BY EARLY MARCH 2022, ACCORDING TO SOME SECRET DOCUMENTS... WHETHER THESE DOCUMENTS WERE FAKE OR NOT, BY THIS STAGE RUSSIA COULD NOT TAKE ANY MORE CHANCES AFTER HAVING BEEN TOLD TO "FUCK OFF" WITH ITS DECEMBER 2021 OFFER, WHICH DEMANDED THE RESPECT OF THE MINSK AGREEMENTS.

AS MANY SERIOUS ANALYSTS SAY, THE "WAR" IN UKRAINE REST SOLELY ON THE US/NATO SHOULDERS

THEN, PEACE WAS COMING BY EARLY APRIL 2022 WITH AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA TO ACCEPT THE MINSK AGREEMENTS TERMS, BUT BORIS JOHNSON WENT TO KIEV — AS AN ENVOY OF THE US/NATO ALLIANCE — TO MAKE SURE THIS APRIL 2022 AGREEMENT WAS NOT GOING AHEAD AND THAT NATO WOULD SUPPLY WEAPONS TO KIEV TO FIGHT AND RETAKE WHAT IS NOW RUSSIAN TERRITORY AS IT SHOULD BE AND WILL REMAIN RUSSIAN. 

PRESENTLY, KIEV HAS LOST UP TO 350,000 DEAD SOLDIERS. THE NUMBERS OF INJURED IS ALSO MASSIVE. AND THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION STILL PLANS TO SEND ANOTHER $1.5 BILLION OF WEAPONS THERE — WHILE STILL PUSHING UKRAINE TO BE FIGHTING WITHOUT ANY HOPE OF VICTORY... NO HOPE OF HOPE.....

HOPING AGAINST HOPE... THIS HAS BEEN THE WAY THE US HAS CONDUCTED ITS HEGEMONY AGAINST MANY COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD SINCE 1945. THIS HAS BEEN THE WAY THE US HAS CONDUCTED ITS POSTURE AGAINST RUSSIA SINCE 1919. WE'VE BEEN ON THE CASE SINCE THE 1960s.

AS WELL, RATHER THAN CONTINUE THE ONE CHINA AMBIGUOUS POLICY, THE BIDEN ADMINSTRATION IS PUSHING FOR WAR AGAINST CHINA. THIS IS NOT GOING TO END WELL. IS THE POPE GOING TO BLAME CHINA FOR THE CRAP? CATHOLIC LUNATIC BIDEN MIGHT LIKE THIS.... AND SOME BLESSINGS....

 

SO, DEAR FRANK, GO AND SEE WHY THIS IS HAPPENING:

This iconic Kiev monastery survived the Mongols, the Nazis, and the Bolsheviks – can it withstand Zelensky?

 

Tensions continue to mount in the standoff between the clergy and the Ukrainian government over the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

 

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IN SHORT, THIS PROBLEM IS DUE BECAUSE THE ZELENSKY REGIME IS NAZI. IT HAS INHERITED/ADOPTED THE SPIRIT OF STEPAN BANDERA WHOSE ORGANISATION KILLED 600,000 JEWS DURING WORLD WAR TWO...

 

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fighting canon....

 

BY Phil Butler

 

Behind the ghastly military conflict in Ukraine a proxy war has been declared against the Russian people. And deeper still, a spiritual conflict between the Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a nationalist movement of stunning iniquity.

 

The world has witnessed over the last year a shocking military collision between Russia and Ukraine. Yet behind the military conflict is a spiritual conflict between the historic Orthodox Church which has existed in Ukraine for over a thousand years, and a new nationalist sect created by the patriarch of Istanbul in 2018.

 

The true shepherds of the Orthodox Church have always stood faithfully to defend the faithful, whether they were persecuted by pagan Rome, oppressed by the Ottoman Turks, or martyred by the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century.

 

The Zelensky state has sponsored soldiers to seize churches and monasteries, assault priests and monks of the canonical Orthodox Church. The regime has allowed a new nationalist sect created by the patriarch of Istanbul back in 2018 to forcibly install members of the new nationalist sect in these holy places. The pressure, the fear of this ungodly regime, has transformed and shattered traditional orthodoxy in the country. In order to survive, many in the high clergy of the Ukraine church have bent to adopt doctrines, essentially abandoning their faith.

 

Many of the faithful in Ukraine believe they have been taken hostage by what Archpriest Geoffrey Korz, a priest in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada recently called a schismatic sect that has infiltrated the faith. This situation is a manufactured one. This is abundantly clear. Those in the know, the loyal clergy and astute believers understand the assault on the church to be part of a nationwide social engineering experiment being conducted by the United States and its European allies.

 

Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department and it EU counterparts have launched PR campaigns refuting this. They claim that Zelensky’s secret police and Nazi thugs are only carrying out counterintelligence security measures. They claim Russian special services are at work in the church of Ukraine, and the “efforts” are a matter of state security. The real goal is the eradication of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which was under the patronage of the Moscow Patriarchate. In the same way that Russian as an official language of Ukraine was banned immediately after the 2014 Euromaidan coup, the NATO/NAZI regime so many in the world are proud to support, it aims to shun God, and to make the human figureheads holy.

 

Most Christians I talk to in the United States understand what all this world chaos represents. Some in the clergy I speak with take the position that the biblical narrative is playing out, and that prayer and comforting their flocks is what’s important. Others, high up in the American religious hierarchy act to survive in a faith and a world where popularity is all that keeps institutions alive. Big money, the revisionist trend, and the power of the non-believers have steamrolled the word of God into an inky blur on the parchment of our belief. Abortion, transgenderism, pedophilia, every manner of sin practiced in Sodom and Gomorrah permeates western societies. And the Russophobes laugh at Vladimir Putin and others who suggest this proxy war flaming in Ukraine, is in fact a holy war for the survival of traditional beliefs and societal freedom.

 

 “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil” (Proverbs 3:7–8).

 

In the information backchannels where good journalists must prospect for truth now, the Zelensky fascists have exacted horrific war crimes on camera. Russian soldiers held captive, helpless, having their throats cut to writhe in agony, before being shot by some godless Georgian mercenary. Others, tortured on camera as Azov fiends use the victim’s smartphones to let wives and other relatives back in Russia watch. Every manner of lie, misdeed, and evil is being paid for with billions in American taxpayer money, while big time PR companies help create fake Russian atrocities for the US press.

 

I tell you, the world has never seen anything like this. A comic Hitler propped up by every lawmaker in America, in the EU, and by the same elites who bleed the people dry with $1300 dollar phones, gas guzzling pickup trucks that cost more than a house, and who promote children changing their sex like changing their socks. It’s a kind of morality carnage not even Emperor Caligula would condone.

 

“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert, your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

 

Even though the United Nations condemned civil authorities of Ukraine for harassing and persecuting the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church a year ago, the Voice of America and other western propaganda media proclaim this persecution is a figment of the imagination of the Kremlin. But there’s no denying the efforts of the Ukraine regime’s persecution. Just recently, when Zelensky’s government demanded that the clerics left the Kiev Pechersk Lavra by the end of the day, it was just the latest in a decade-long campaign to destroy the church.

 

The creation of the autocephalous Church of Ukraine under the US backed Poroshenko regime signaled the beginning of the persecution, and now the Verkhovna Rada is discussing the possibility of passing a law banning the canonical church. Seizures of Ukrainian Orthodox churches continue, and the dark forces attacking the church pretend to be sheep. Nazi extremists set fire to churches, and the police do nothing. And in Washington the leadership and the elites have gone all-in to either cripple Russia, ruin Ukraine, or initiative Armageddon. Nothing is sacred. My country, once a nation under God, now shuns the free worship of a higher order than the empire America was mutated into.

 

Earlier this year, when Zelensky moved to strip 13 Ukrainian Orthodox priests of their citizenship, Russia’s Maria Zacharova, who’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, called the move “Satanism as it is.” As a person of faith, myself, I find it difficult to imagine any clergyman I ever knew who would in good faith argue her point. I believe that those who profess to support what Ukraine stands for today, will be found to be shunning their deepest spiritual convictions.

 

“He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations.” Revelation 2:26

 

And Russia fights…

 

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

 

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