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Ukraine thrashes about amidst takeover

I am starting this post of news links and clips with the central pieces, adding more to color in the picture for you. Very key is the global bankers GENEROUSLY loaning $17 billion to the neo-nazis they put in charge of Kiev. This does two important things:

1-Props up the Kiev government which has precious little popular support and no hope of getting it. They must rule by force, because they will never rule popularly.

2-Gives the central banksters the veil of legitimacy to their ownership of Ukraine’s resources – among them are Chevron’s ownership of the Ukraine petrol-fields and Cargill’s ownership of agricultural lands (Ukraine was known as “The Bread Basket” of the USSR), which is what this is all about to begin with.

IMF gives green light for $17 bn Ukraine aid package

The package will open up loans from other donors totaling around $15 billion.

Rather obviously, loans, that is borrowed money, are not the same as gifts. The neo-nazi rulers, put in place by USofA and EU operatives using violence and brute force will owe the entire country to the EU and USofA banksters and corporate rapists who will plunder Ukraine resources while the Ukrainian peasants “pay off the loans” …
which at barely affordable austerity rates will happen about the same time we in the USofA pay off our national debt to the the same oligarchs…
under whatever name they call it, our entire IRS income tax collection goes to pay them the interest only on the debt incurred by the politicians their campaign contributions put into office. Tidy package, that. Ukrainians can join our happy family when this war is over…
Or not.
The people understand this. That is what they are fighting against. The same thing we should have fought off long ago.

A screenshot from a YouTube video reportedly shows the start of the assault in Mariupol.

Ukrainian army attacks eastern cities of Mariupol, Konstantinovka

The Ukrainian military has started an operation against pro-autonomy activists in the city of Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine, as well as the town of Konstantinovka, according to local self-defense activists.

 

Reuters/Larry Downing

 

Dozens of FBI, CIA agents in Kiev ‘assisting Ukraine security’

Numerous US agents are helping the coup-appointed government in Ukraine to “fight organized crime” in the south east of the country, the German newspaper Bild revealed.

A Ukrainian soldier points his weapon at an approaching car with armoured personnel carriers behind him at a checkpoint near the town of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

 

Ukraine military engages self-defense in Slavyansk

Anti-government protesters are reportedly conducting a battle with Ukrainian military forces on the outskirts of the eastern town of Slavyansk in the Donetsk region. Self-defense fighters say they will push the troops out of the town.

Odessa, May 2, 2014. (Reuters / Yevgeny Volokin)
Avoiding facts? MSM uncertain who is behind deadly Odessa blaze

 

Despite clear evidence that the pro-Kiev radicals set Odessa’s House of Trade Unions ablaze on Friday killing dozens, the mainstream media is being ambiguous about the causes of the tragedy

 

Still from YouTube video/RomanDorogniyKontrol


Radicals shooting at people in Odessa’s burning building caught on tape

 

New video has emerged online which shows a man shooting at the windows of Odessa’s burning House of Trade Unions. At least 39 anti-government activists died in the flames on May 2 in the building besieged and set ablaze by radicals

‘Go back to Kiev, fascists!’:
Outraged locals chase off Ukrainian troops (VIDEO)
Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk have lashed out at troops entering the city’s streets with outrage and insults. The soldiers were supposed to be “liberating the people from pro-Russian terrorists,” according to the Kiev government.

Street battles in Kramatorsk, E.Ukraine after overnight assault killed 10 – self-defense

The Ukrainian military has occupied the city of Kramatorsk after an assault, local self-defense has said. Hospitals are “overcrowded with injured,” activists say, claiming that 10 people died in fighting overnight and two were “killed by snipers.

Ukraine military engages self-defense in Slavyansk suburb


‘They beat us with bats and chains’
anti-Maidan activist in Odessa

To fully understand the ongoing situation in Odessa, RT spoke with anti-Kiev protesters who were attacked and trapped inside the Trade Unions House by members of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector group on Friday.

The activists who were trapped on the roof of the besieged Trade Unions House building have been rescued and taken to a police station, the self-proclaimed head of the Republic of Odessa told Rossiya 24.

39 anti-government activists died in a fire at the Trade Unions House, according to the Ukrainian emergencies agency. Some of the victims burned to death, while others suffocated from smoke or jumped out of the building’s windows, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported. Another 40 people were injured, including 10 police officers.

Graphic video showing the aftermath of the fire:

RT spoke with two activists who were caught up in the horrific attack by the ultra-nationalist Right Sector against anti-government protesters.

Deputy of the regional council and mayoral candidate Aleksey Albu was brutally beaten by Right Sector radicals after he escaped the burning Trade Unions House.

“Militants from the Right Sector arrived from Kharkov to Odessa today. They attacked the center of the city first and then they moved on to the anti-Kiev protesters camp,” Albu told RT via telephone while in the hospital. “They attacked the camp with about 200 people there – 100 of whom were women and men over 50 and 60 years of age – with Molotov cocktails.”

“The people at the camp then barricaded themselves inside the Trade Unions House,” Albu said.

The Right Sector radicals then surrounded the building and “began throwing stun grenades and tear gas into the building…I was there inside the building and took part in the defense. We tried to defend ourselves as much as we could,” he added.

“When we were finally able to jump out of the window from the second floor, we were met by the Right Sector radicals. They beat us with their feet using bats and chains. My friend got an open head injury. I received a wound six centimeters long and am now in a hospital waiting to get stitches,” Albu stated.

“We were all covered in blood, our legs were beaten by bats,” he said.

He added that his injuries were minor, considering the situation.
‘Police aren’t defending us against this angry mob’

Earlier, RT spoke with one of the activists who had been trapped on the roof of the Trade Unions House. He said that up to 50 people were there with him, including women and young men.

“We tried to close all doors and windows that lead to the roof, got rid of all ladders,” he told RT.

Various impersonators tried to come up, according to him, including people pretending to be rescuers and Interior Ministry troops. He said the activists on the roof were determined not to leave unless they received some guarantees they would leave alive.

The activist described radicals from the Right Sector blocking off the entrance onto the nearby street and special police just standing there as it happened.

“We are waiting and hoping that someone will come here and help us get out alive. If police are not defending us against this angry mob, then I don’t know how we will find a way to leave,” he said to RT while trapped on the roof.

Mayoral candidate Albu described the attack as being “a wake up call for Odessa” which could lead to very unpredictable consequences. Albu stated that the anti-Kiev demonstrations were peaceful, adding that the attack on protesters “will not go unanswered.”

A total of 46 people died in Odessa violence on Friday and almost 200 others sustained injuries, Odessa Region prosecutor Igor Borshulyak told journalists on Saturday.

In reference to the disturbing events, Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said that such “actions are reminiscent of the crimes of the Nazis from whom the Ukrainian ultra-nationalists derive their ideological inspiration.”

Video footage from inside the building showed disturbing scenes of dead bodies lying around the rooms with thick smoke in the air and blood stains on the floor.

Most of the bodies filmed had St. George ribbons attached to their clothes, distinguishing them as anti-Kiev activists.

 

Ron Paul (AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowski)
Ron Paul: Western powers fomenting Ukrainian conflict, US should ‘stay out’
Former United States congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has called on the US to stay out of the intensifying Ukraine conflict, saying it was Western powers that initially stirred unrest there and which continue to incite the tense situation.