Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fog of War..... Part 4 .... USA gives carte-blanche to Kiev to use BMs; Ukraine jet shot down; Russian military convoy destroyed; Ukraine govt using banned white phosphorus bombs

Make whatever you want to from the items below. You don't want to believe any of it, sure go ahead, make your day.  You think parts of it is bull-shit but most of it is true, then you are pretty savvy and I hope you remain that way.  The one thing I am dead sure about is that the Ukrainian govt  IS using ballistic missiles and white phosphorus bombs against its own people in the part of Ukraine that the Ukrainian govt wants to cleanse of Russian-speaking people.  

What's happening to the people in east Ukraine is not unique to them alone.  It's been happening on and off, in Gaza and the West Bank and in several parts of Africa ... ethnic cleansing is still a favorite sport of lunatics in this our world of the brave  21st century.  It takes only a few mad, raving, totally disgusting people in the governing body of any country to make such things happen and it continues because there are several such equally deplorable lunatics in the governments of the nations that continue to support the nations doing the ethnic cleansing.  

From RIA RU:
US Gives Kiev Carte Blanche  to Any Action – Russian Lawmaker

The use of ballistic missiles in Luhansk suggests that Ukrainian security officials have carte blanche from the United States to take any actions, said Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Defense Franz Klintsevich.
"This suggests that the Ukrainian security forces have been granted carte blanche from the Americans. They do not care what Russia says, what the international community or even Europe says today. They got their carte blanche, and while it remains active they want to deal with the situation in Donetsk as quickly as possible," Klintsevich told RIA Novosti.
By using ballistic missiles, the Ukrainian military goes to extreme measures that will harm civilians first of all, the lawmaker noted.

"First, it’s a very large charge, a huge explosion. Thus it’s more of a psychological weapon that would inflict maximum damage, primarily at the civilian population," Klintsevich said.
A ballistic missile flies at a distance of about 200 kilometers (124 miles), but lacks accuracy, which means that “they [the Ukrainian military] won’t always be able to hit the military facilities and the nearby vehicles. So, when they are shooting at a locality, civilians will be harmed,” the lawmaker said.

Earlier the same day, Kiev-led forces attacked Luhansk with Tochka-U ballistic missile systems, Rossiya-24 television reported, citing a source in the militia forces.
The basis of Tochka-U is a single-stage ballistic missile that can be controlled throughout the flight. It can carry nuclear and chemical charges, as well as ordinary high-explosive shells. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a certain amount of launchers, auxiliary equipment and missiles remained in several former Soviet republics, about a hundred of them in Ukraine......

From SydneyMorningHerald:
Ukraine fighter jet shot down as Kiev accuses Moscow of arming rebels

Ukraine on Sunday accused Russia of sending more equipment, including rocket launchers, across the border into the restive east of the country.
Over the past 24 hours "a convoy of military equipment, including three Grad rocket launchers, have crossed into the territory of Ukraine" and continued on to Nizhniy Nagolchyk, a village in southern Luhansk region, one of the areas controlled by pro-Russian rebels, security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a briefing in Kiev.
The announcement came shortly after Ukraine said pro-Russian rebels had shot down one of its fighter planes.
Ukraine's military told AFP the MiG-29 warplane was shot out of the sky as it carried out "an assignment to eliminate a large group of terrorists" in the Luhansk region. The pilot managed to parachute to safety, it said.
Authorities in the main rebel city of Donetsk said shelling killed 10 civilians in 24 hours as government forces pressed on with an offensive to oust separatists after four months of fighting that has left over 2100 people dead and pushed the region to the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe....

From WallStreetJournal:
Ukraine Plays Down  Significance of Destruction of Russian Military Convoy
European Leaders Meet in Effort to Bring Ukraine, Russia to Negotiating Table

Ukraine and Russia on Saturday appeared to be seeking to avoid a broader confrontation in the wake of Kiev's claim it destroyed most of a Russian military convoy that entered its territory, as the European Union intensified its efforts to bring the two countries to the negotiating table.

Col. Andriy Lysenko, the Ukrainian government's security spokesman, said Saturday that Ukrainian artillery had destroyed most of a Russian column of military vehicles that entered the country earlier in the week. But he described the episode as a commonplace incident, refused to release further details and gave no indication that it marked the start of a more direct military engagement between Russia and Ukraine.

"This was a traditional route of movement of armored convoys to the territory of Ukraine, and the Ukraine military were able to destroy most of those convoys," Col. Lysenko said.

No photographs have surfaced of the aftermath of the attack, which Russia's Defense Ministry dismissed on Friday as "some kind of fantasy." The claim, marking the most direct and publicized military clash between Russia and Ukraine since the conflict began, jolted global markets Friday.......

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